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  • PoloUK
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    Great photos Svein.

    I particularly like the way that they're so atmospheric. The two in 293 really carry a little menace as the snow clouds seem to come out of the picture towards you. The dark line on the water seems to move as you look at it.

    The iPhone ones have worked well too. The range of lights from the very dark to the very light is very appealing - 295/1 is probably my favourite.

    Re RAW vs anything else - I've never regretted spending £70 on Lightroom - it works really well for me - especially with the hints and tips that Tommi gave me when I was considering the move! Yes, the RAW files are very big, but disk space is relatively cheap these days. Compared to the DTP and Photoshop work I do for other things, the cost of storage of the RAWs isn't a problem.

    But of course we all have different views and different opinions - and the reality is that you're producing some stunning photography!!

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  • Tommi
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    Could you post an example of the pixel lines, so perhaps we could try to sort out whatever is causing that phenomena?

    I was also very anti-RAW for a long period. Now I'm perhaps shooting half raw/half jpg, very happy about the extra edge of picture quality the RAW-format can provide in some certain situations. This have made me accept the huge increase of file size, which mostly is a problem when travelling.

    Can you actually determine the impact of the WB setting at the scene?
    I mostly use auto, when shooting "studio scenes" I sometimes use flash or manual setting (using a neutral white background/grey card to let the camera determine the correct WB setting).
    BTW, does exposure-lock/AEB-lock also lock the WB setting to a center subject? That could be useful.

  • Sterkoder
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    Well, since I've done all my pictures ever, at least since I went digital, on a lap-top..., I belive I'll continue. All editing done in same angle.
    I would concider a stationary Mac with a large screen and terrabites upon terrabites of harddisc space..., but I'm not willing to pay the extra money for the apple logo ;-)
    And as for RAW...., mmmmm...., I don't like large files, I don't have PS or even LR, so I don't see shooting in RAW as an option.
    It's no trouble with the light or colours for me useing a lap-top, it is when I "edit hard", the dark night sky, clouds and showers start to get "pixel lines", or how I should explain it :-)
    I also use WB on 'Auto' as I find that ok, but I do tend to set it in another mode more and more, as my camera could not possibly know what I want to focus on when in Aperture Priority or Manual.
    Thanks for taking time to comment and thanks for the nice comment to my pictures of the day :-) I'm also satisfied, concidering they were taken with an iPhone ;-)

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  • Tommi
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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    Don't be sorry Tommi, it's ok. Better with such comments than just "Like" (How can one be better from "Like"? )
    Anyway, I tried to edit the way you describe the images #292/5 and 6 and #293 both, but when I tilted my screen a bit, I got some pretty annoying lines in the shower/clouds.
    Ajusted contrast a bit, just a notch, but since my white balance was on 'Auto' and thus the white clouds a bit burned out, I decided not to use my contrast extensively :-)
    Sometimes the result just don't get any different, whatever approach you try.
    It sounds like you have a laptop screen that ain't too consistent about colors & lightness regarding the viewing angle? Never considered a better monitor? It don't need to be top notch, just consistent.

    White balance could affect exposure a bit, but normally it's not your limit, and definitely not if shooting raw. I use mostly auto WB and adjust afterwards if things look strange.

    Nice pictures you've taken today.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Don't be sorry Tommi, it's ok. Better with such comments than just "Like" (How can one be better from "Like"? )
    Anyway, I tried to edit the way you describe the images #292/5 and 6 and #293 both, but when I tilted my screen a bit, I got some pretty annoying lines in the shower/clouds.
    Ajusted contrast a bit, just a notch, but since my white balance was on 'Auto' and thus the white clouds a bit burned out, I decided not to use my contrast extensively :-)

    Well, new day..., new weather pictures. (I must point out that they are all iPhone images, as I left my Pentax at home).
    This time from where I use to walk for exersice, Orsætra...., a hill 192 meters above sea level (you've seen it before in this thread).

    West, towards Averøy and Eide.


    Snow is blowing off the top of Freikollen (629) in north-west, with weather coming in behind


    Towards south, the sun is about to raise from behind Reinsfjell mountain (924)


    Then the snowshower comes in, and the weather contained some thunder and lightning today


    The sun managed to light up Freikollen before the shower covered it all up...


    Last, a panorama from south-east to the left all the way to south-west to the right. Just minutes away from shower darkening it all up





















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  • Tommi
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    I love that weather.

    Just some short thoughts:
    tricky light conditions - yes
    generally you could benefit from pushing the contrast a bit
    #292:1 lift the shadows/mid-tones
    #292:4 and the following photos: lower the black tones and lift the high tones to get more contrast and clearer pictures

    Just realized, sorry if I'm trying to edit photos "Tommi-style"...

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  • Sterkoder
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    Snowshower and stronger wind approaches. Just this and another picture before I climb into the car again :-)





    Enjoy the rest of your week-end folks! :-)

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  • Sterkoder
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    First walk of 2015 for my Pentax and me. Here's just a few pictures from around Frei church, inbetween snowshowers...

    Freikollen (629 meters) as seen from the church


    The church graveyard with an old iron cross in front. The yard itself is filled with old crosses like this over old graves


    This cross is placed on a graveyard used long before the church were built (1897).


    Wilson Lines TINNO at anchor. Gjemnessundet suspentionbridge in the background


    Frei church, and we see a new snowshower is about to come in behind Freikollen


    Flatsetsundet and the leisure craft harbour as seen from the parkinglot by the church


    Snowshower closeing in...


    Frei church from year 1897 in a nice wintery light






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  • pakarang
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    286/2 is brilliant.... love the moonshine on the water and the visible blue night sky.

    Having been on nightwatch the past week, it's been an amazing time - as clear as I seldom see it.

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  • Tommi
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    A kind of a unique look I would say about that moonrise.

  • Sterkoder
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    Thanks!
    Yes, it's Orion I've captured there. The lowest bright star to the right there, a part of Orion, is Rigel.
    That star has a mass 17 times greater than the Sun and shine 60.000 times stronger than the Sun. Rigel is 700 to 900 lightyears from the Earth, and is the most important star in star navigation, as she can be seen on all the oceans of our planet. Rigel is the strongest shineing star in the Milky Way :-)

  • wherrygirl
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    More great images, Svein. That is Orion you have caught back in #287.1 and 2, isn't it?
    And as for the last two, well, "moron" did pretty well with those two beautiful photos! Except that in the last one perhaps a very small amount of faint ground detail over to the right might have been welcome, or else a little crop. But the moon with its subtle streak of cloud and its glimmering reflection in that one left me wanting more.

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  • janihudi
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    also ''moron'' can make great images in the night.

    i would go out aswel,it's still not cold here at night.but there is not much to see here,flat not much to see here.
    have to go to a city for it.
    be Lucky that you live in such surroundings
    Last edited by janihudi; November 9th, 2014, 13:26. Reason: before a misunderstanding

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  • Sterkoder
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    Out tonight, to take pictures of the nicest moonraise I've ever seen. It's a pitty I didn't have time to adjust camera settings, as I would like to take pictures of the Moon touching the mountains. Did not work. (Note-to-self: take a class in night photography, moron!)
    Anyway, the moonraise looks more like a sunset, and from Viken farm it all looked like this


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  • Sterkoder
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    Frei church in the distanse, as we see Freistranda towards east




    Freistranda towards west and the harbour for private leisure crafts and other smaller boats


    Warming up with hot tea, I say good night...., hope you enjoyed :-D

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