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  1. #191
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    Must save this thread, LOL!



    Camera: Sony DSLR-A300
    Exposure: 4 sec (4)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    ISO Speed: 3200

    Tamron 70-200mm @ 70mm

    Cold Christmas morning..... mounted on an icy cold tripod and fiddling with some settings. For anyone that does not know, this is in the constellation of Orion. In the center, bottom, rightish is the Orion Nebula, also known as M42. It's a diffused nebula so that's why it's gaseous and doesn't look like this when looking through a telescope (this is more apparent as opposed to using your eye). It's very difficult nailing the focus. On my flickr page is one at 200mm and it didn't come out as well. :\
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  2. #192
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    From my trip in Toronto, Canada.


    St. James Cathedral

    3 exposures merged with photomatix. 20mm (Tamron 17-50mm) @ 400 ISO, no tripod, just found a place in the back of the church to rest the camera on.

    The story: It started pouring while we were wandering around downtown Toronto so we ducked into the nearest building. It happened to be this magnificent church so I couldn't help myself . One exposure wasn't enough to do it justice.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  3. #193
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    Red face Straighten up ...

    You might try and remove the parallax ... just to straighten out those columns a bit ...

    Sort of like this ...

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    Architecture is like that ... gotta right the wrongs.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-01-2009 at 10:19 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  4. #194
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    You might try and remove the parallax ... just to straighten out those columns a bit ...
    hmmm, how do I do that? lol
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  5. #195
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    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    hmmm, how do I do that? lol
    Under the "Edit" menu, I select "Transform" and then I use the "distort" function of Photoshop. I select the entire image, then bend time and space (stretching the corners), to correct God's handiwork, so it pleases my eye. LOL

    Remember: I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-01-2009 at 10:23 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  6. #196
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    You mean the lens correction? That seems to only fix like pin cushin and vignetting and CAs.

    Can you show a quick example perhaps? I've tried messing with it but can't find anything suitable.

    edit: taking a look lol, you're fast.

    So, which slider did you move?
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  7. #197
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    Cool adding instruction ...

    No slider ... reduce your magnification ... of the image, so there is a gray working border around it ... grab an upper corner box of the selection and then tug the image until it is straight with the vertical border.

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    Then, you do the other side ... and viola! She is straight, again!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-01-2009 at 10:36 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  8. #198
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    got it thanks lol. I'm not quite the master of time and space yet!

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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  9. #199
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    Glad I could be of help ... just like to see you produce the best work you can. It's a nice shot to work with.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Lightbulb Hey ... I have got it! Problem solved!

    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    got it thanks lol. I'm not quite the master of time and space yet!
    You just need your own sword, Dr4gon!

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    Click on image ...
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-01-2009 at 11:14 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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