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Motor City Skyline
11/25/2020 05:30:06 PM
Motor City Skyline
by johnfr

Comment:
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I'd love to see a larger version of this. Great panorama, and one of my high scores for the challenge.


This link will take you to a full screen virtual tour of the image: abbascreationsphotography.com/Motor_City_Skyline/Motor_City_Skyline.html

Message edited by author 2020-11-25 17:31:53.
Moonrise at Mesa Arch
08/10/2020 04:55:43 PM
Moonrise at Mesa Arch
by johnfr

Comment:
glad2badad,

Thanks for your comments.

I do agree with your critique as far as the stars not sharp. At 24mm it was a challenge to get the arch in focus along with the stars. At 24mm. f/2.8 the HFD was 22.3 ft. I normally use PhotoPills to determine the HFD but that night didn't have my phone with me. I underestimated the HFD and was a little to close, some 15 ft. from the arch. Before dark I had focused on the arch thinking the stars would be acceptably in focus from that distance. And yes some noise in the shadows. I did shoot this bracketed and attempted to process as a HDR. The lens flare made the HDR versions look bad. The image shown is actually the 3 stop bracket. I used it because the moon was blown out in the normal exposure image. Thus the noise in the shadows.

Sony A7Rii, Sigma 24-7mm f/2.8 @ 24mm, f/2.8, 20 sec. ISO 2000
Moonrise at Mesa Arch
08/05/2020 09:07:50 PM
Moonrise at Mesa Arch
by johnfr

Comment:
Originally posted by Farmr:

Very Nice, Sun on one side, stars on the other....


Not the Sun but rather nearly Full Moon that had just rose above the horizon.

This was shot June 6, 2020. -- This is a very popular location for sunrise shots where the bottom of the arch is aglow with sunlight. I had often thought that a moon rise might have the same effect. The June full moon is known as the Rose Moon. Wind in the area had a lot of the red desert dust in the air. When the moon rose it was almost red. I waited until the night after the full moon so that moon rise was well after sunset at the end of the Blue Hour.
Church of the Good Shepard
02/05/2020 12:17:53 PM
Church of the Good Shepard
by johnfr

Comment:
Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

Lovely. Just a hint for the future, shots like this appear too dark against the light gray background here, but I suspect they pop against the dark backgrounds of Photoshop and Lightroom. Needs just a bump in the mids to give the bottom some definition here.


I find your comment interesting. Wonder how much is related to how yours and my monitors are calibrated? I run two monitors, one which is (HD 1920x1200) calibrated well to the full sRGB color space. The second (UHD 4K 3820x2160) falls far short of the sRGB color space. On my good HD monitor I find that it "pops" nicely. On the UHD there is far more of the light gray background, white space and it doesn't look as good on it.
Monument Valley
01/29/2020 12:37:28 PM
Monument Valley1st Place
by Zoomdak

Comment:
Great shoot. Foreground well focused. Good color. And bonus lightning.
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On Golden Pond
01/29/2020 12:35:57 PM
On Golden Pond
by Judi

Comment:
Slightly off focus?
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Scenic Rails
01/29/2020 12:35:18 PM
Scenic Rails
by Denise

Comment:
Would love to see the color version.
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Towards the mountains
01/29/2020 12:34:39 PM
Towards the mountains
by Sisto

Comment:
Nice DOF. Halo at end of valley and mountain suggests HDR process a little over done.
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Half Dome at Sunset
01/29/2020 12:29:53 PM
Half Dome at Sunset
by Tiberius

Comment:
Maybe a bit too much contrast.
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Uluru Dreaming
01/29/2020 12:27:45 PM
Uluru Dreaming
by westford

Comment:
Good DOF & focus.
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