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I sandwiched between some cardboard and used it as a filter in an old 100mm lens (it had the IR focusing mark)
The result is OK, not outstanding and it looks more like Ilford SFX than real IR... comments?
Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:00 pm
I was shooting at about 1/160 @ISO 160 and needed to add +0.3 in post processing
It as really neat, I havent done this since 98
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Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:38 pm
We were right on the 90% line, and true to form the clouds formed up when it was only about at 50%. They miraculously parted when the time for 90% came, but then closed up again, looking like the rest of the day was shot. I went to the grocery store then, and after getting back the clouds had parted again, so I was able to watch the last 30 seconds or so of the moon moving away.
Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:29 pm
My only encounter with Triumph cars was a friend that had one very similar to the three lined up in your third image. He took a lot of care of that little convertible and participated in classic cars regularity races (timed, not speed competition). Man at the service of the machine, so to speak.
Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:56 pm
About 200 cars rolled into town over the weekend of the group's national convention. Its members stayed at a hotel just across the street from my workplace, and the actual shows was right here. it's an office park that doesn't get much traffic on the weekend, which made it perfect for this show. I didn't have to dodge traffic at all.
This was a competition, and I shot the cars that were being considered for "Best of Show." There were about 150 others that I didn't see. I ran out of time. I had to do some grocery shopping!
I loved the old Triumphs, and you can see how the design of each decade really reflected the fashion and culture of each era.
I shot mostly with an older 18mm Carl Zeiss Distagon for Rollei QBM. I shot a handful with an f/2.0 28mm Kiron lens and a few with the 50mm Planar in Rollei QBM.
The 18mm Distagon really shined in this situation, particularly when shooting the tight engine compartments and interiors, as well as the trunks. For the most part, I shot at either f/5.6 or f/8. This is an f/4 lens.
Because the cars were highly polished, I tried to be careful about not getting my reflection in the photos.
I used "focus peaking" for some shots, while for others I used the enlarge function.
I didn't sharpen or do anything with any of the photos. Each can use a bit of unsharp mask.
» More photos here (77 of them)
Statistics: Posted by melek — Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:29 pm
We only got a partial eclipse - about 74%, I think.
The clouds moved in just at the right time, allowing me to pop off a few shots. The clouds acted as a 100X ND filter, I think. Even with a 74% eclipse, I was still only getting a bright blob in the clear sky.
I probably did need to pick up a solar filter. Maybe for the next one in seven years.
And a short video that shows how it got much sharper when the clouds moved in.
Technical info: Sony A7II with 500mm catadioptric lens set at f/16. ISO was set at 50 with exposure compensation dialed down to -3EV. I shot RAW and converted in Corel AfterShot2 - a pretty decent program, I have to say. Shutter speeds ran from 1/1,600 to 1/8,000.
Just looked, and the first one was shot at ISO 320 with no exposure compensation.
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Statistics: Posted by Dustin McAmera — Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Make the best of what you have. Good luck.
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Statistics: Posted by Santiago Montenegro — Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:52 am
Hang in there and remember we stand with you here.
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Statistics: Posted by melek — Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:59 pm
A positive is that you do have some time, however much that might be.
Lots of big hugs out to you!
Statistics: Posted by Madrigalrose — Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:04 pm
Oh, no! I'm so sorry Larry.
It's Kalle (Martolod).........don't write young Larry D. off just yet Larry is the one with replicating DNA
i'm the one one with the decaying DNA
Statistics: Posted by Martolod — Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Statistics: Posted by Captain Slack — Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 am
Clearly your ability to find humour at this time speaks to the strength or your character and your ability to deal with this. As Mike said above, would that we all had that clarity and courage.
I wish you well and will add you and yours to my prayers.
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