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      07-12-2018, 08:27 PM   #11639
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I escaped the heat for the 4th and went North. One more from Crater Lake. I thought this was the Fuji, but it turns out its another RX10 shot.
Looks like the RX10 makes a great travel camera - - - a crazy range for a relatively compact camera! Are these black & white images out of the camera, or are they post processed to black and white?
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Just got back from a trip to Oregon. Took some snaps. Unfortunately, I don't have too much experience working with ND filters, so I forgot to lock in the ISO for this snap and it was very grainy.

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Just got back from a trip to Oregon. Took some snaps. Unfortunately, I don't have too much experience working with ND filters, so I forgot to lock in the ISO for this snap and it was very grainy.
Long exposures can be hit or miss. To improve the hit rate, I:
  1. Use in camera long exposure noise reduction
  2. Use a solid tripod or camera support (rock, log, table, etc) and a remote shutter release
  3. Start with no filter on
  4. Find the focus point and use auto focus
  5. Turn off Auto-focus (or just turn off focus on shutter release to start with or just manual focus)
  6. Use aperture priority mode and dial in the ISO and f/stop to what you want
  7. Go to full manual mode
  8. Set the shutter speed to bulb mode
  9. Use a smart phone App to calculate a new exposure time using the original metered shutter speed
  10. Put the filter on and time out your exposure using the App data
  11. Note that if you use in camera noise reduction, the camera will need to process the data for a time ~ equal to the exposure time
Have fun. If I haven't done long exposure in a while, I will practice a shot or two at home before leaving on a trip.
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Point Reyes light house with the middle Farallon Islands on the horizon. Camera settings are: 25mm Zeiss Batis, f/5.6, ISO50, 118 sec exposure, ND10 filter. There where ~15 people milling around the light house during the exposure, most disappear from the image unless they are taking selfies or enjoying the view in one place for too long. In which case we now have the ghosts of the Point Reyes light house! This light house is located 300ft from the top of the cliff, and is still 300 ft above the sea level.
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      07-13-2018, 11:11 AM   #11644
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Long exposures can be hit or miss. To improve the hit rate, I:
  1. Use in camera long exposure noise reduction
  2. Use a solid tripod or camera support (rock, log, table, etc) and a remote shutter release
  3. Start with no filter on
  4. Find the focus point and use auto focus
  5. Turn off Auto-focus (or just turn off focus on shutter release to start with or just manual focus)
  6. Use aperture priority mode and dial in the ISO and f/stop to what you want
  7. Go to full manual mode
  8. Set the shutter speed to bulb mode
  9. Use a smart phone App to calculate a new exposure time using the original metered shutter speed
  10. Put the filter on and time out your exposure using the App data
  11. Note that if you use in camera noise reduction, the camera will need to process the data for a time ~ equal to the exposure time
Have fun. If I haven't done long exposure in a while, I will practice a shot or two at home before leaving on a trip.
Which cellphone app do you like?

Don't forget to take the ND off occasionally and take a "realistic" shot. Sometimes it's harder to impress with reality. If you can get killer shot that real, then the long-exposure version will have more power. In other words, don't let the focus on long exposure lead you to short change your composition.
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Which cellphone app do you like?

Don't forget to take the ND off occasionally and take a "realistic" shot. Sometimes it's harder to impress with reality. If you can get killer shot that real, then the long-exposure version will have more power. In other words, don't let the focus on long exposure lead you to short change your composition.
I usually use the "LEE Stopper App". While not as flexible as some apps, it's intuitive and easy to use with camera like dials to calculate the new exposure time and a built in timer/stop watch when you are ready to time it out.

Good point on taking the "realistic shot". I have wasted time on shots with 8 min exposures + 8 min of in camera processing when some test shots would have probably told me not to do it!
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Looks like the RX10 makes a great travel camera - - - a crazy range for a relatively compact camera! Are these black & white images out of the camera, or are they post processed to black and white?
It is a great all in one as long as you recognize the limitations.

I shoot everything in RAW, and then I use SilverEfexPro as a plugin to do all my B&W conversions from Photoshop.
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Pt. Reyes today, the absolute closest I have ever gotten to a GHO.

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I just love super big skies like that !
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Although we are already more than 3 weeks after the longest day, sunset here is still after 10pm.
I went down to our local West Beach just before sunset as the sky looked interesting. It was still warm and there were plenty of people still down on the beach.
This shot was taken just before 10pm looking across The Moray Firth towards Dornoch and the mountains of Easter Ross.

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Although we are already more than 3 weeks after the longest day, sunset here is still after 10pm.
I went down to our local West Beach just before sunset as the sky looked interesting. It was still warm and there were plenty of people still down on the beach.
This shot was taken just before 10pm looking across The Moray Firth towards Dornoch and the mountains of Easter Ross.
Alan, thanks for staying up for us. Wonderful light.
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Venus photobombed the moon last night

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Venus photobombed the moon last night
Nice shot Ed.

I saw that, ran to get my camera and then a cloud covered until the moon went down.

Oh well.
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