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  1. #1
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    A few from the Cape

    A few from Cape Cod taken over this past weekend....

    All taken with the 40D...



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    50 1.4, f/6.3, 2 stop ND grad, hand-held...






    2
    "Snowbirds", 24-105, f/7.1, manually focused...






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    24-105, f/6.3, 2 stop ND grad, hand-held...





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    "Orange glow", 24-105, f/6.3, 1/4s...




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    50 1.4, f/2.5...my wife, patiently waiting ...






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    24-105, f/13, 1.6s, 2 stop & 3 stop ND grad stacked, focused with live view...
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    Amazing shots Michael, especially #4,6. Do you usually handhold the ND grads or put it in the holder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by achuang View Post
    Amazing shots Michael, especially #4,6. Do you usually handhold the ND grads or put it in the holder?

    Thanks.

    Usually I hand-hold the camera and the ND grad (#1&#3 above). If using "slowish" SS's then the camera is on a tripod and I hold the ND grad. If I'm using very slow SS's as in #6 then the ND grad(s) is in a holder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    Usually I hand-hold the camera and the ND grad (#1 above). If using "slowish" SS's then the camera is on a tripod and I hold the ND grad. If I'm using very slow SS's as in #6 then the ND grad(s) is in a holder.
    I can't do this. I can't hold the filter or the camera still with one hand.

    These are very nice Michael. #4 is the one that stands out for me. Maybe it's a little too saturated though. If you shot it RAW then I might also try flipping the WB to make it blue. Not sure if that would look better or not. Fantastic shot though.
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    Very nice! I can relate to #5! lol
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    Nice! #5 is my fav
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    #4 and #6 for me too...

    why would you hand hold the ND grad??? Isn't is supposed to screw on the lens like a polariser....
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    The GND holder screws on. The filter is just a rectangular piece of plastic.
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    These really are superb Michael, beautifully composed with the placement of horizons and framing etc.

    Love the simplicity of the birds in the sky with the moon.

    Just a thought about that one with your wife. I love the idea but just wondering whether an object sitting on the railing where the point of focus is would work - it almost needs it to help draw your eye, maybe a pair of sunglasses, a book, or a hat?
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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWengler View Post
    I can't do this. I can't hold the filter or the camera still with one hand.
    I find it easy to do this in horizontal, but its much more difficult in vertical; the battery grip would help with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    Very nice! I can relate to #5! lol
    My wife's patience amazes me; I'm not sure I would be so patient if it were the other way around.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWengler View Post
    ...These are very nice Michael. #4 is the one that stands out for me. Maybe it's a little too saturated though....
    Believe it or not, I reduced the saturation on this one!! The sky really was this color orange; it was incredible.

    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    ...why would you hand hold the ND grad??? Isn't is supposed to screw on the lens like a polariser....
    Because its quicker and allows for very fast changes in positioning. Sometimes the right light only lasts a few minutes.


    Quote Originally Posted by cwphoto View Post
    These really are superb Michael, beautifully composed with the placement of horizons and framing etc.

    Love the simplicity of the birds in the sky with the moon.

    Just a thought about that one with your wife. I love the idea but just wondering whether an object sitting on the railing where the point of focus is would work - it almost needs it to help draw your eye, maybe a pair of sunglasses, a book, or a hat?
    Thanks Christian; I like with the suggestion - its funny that you should mention a book because I took this one on the beach....

    Last edited by michaelb; 10-15-2008 at 05:12 AM.
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