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Discussion in 'Image Dump' started by Solution, Mar 23, 2012.
Endo those are beautiful.
Can I ask what kind of camera and where that was at?
3rd one down kinda reminds me of park of New Mexico that I drove thru.
The colors are amazing.
These are so cuuuute!~
All of them except the Grand Canyon one were shot with a Nikon D3400, AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens.
The Grand Canyon one was shot with a Nikon COOLPIX S3600, which can't handle overcast lighting very well apparently.
1) Colorado River around the Nevada-Arizona border, probably around the Hoover Dam.
2) Somewhere in Nevada
3-4) Somewhere around the Arizona-Utah border
5) Somewhere in Utah
What's the coolest it gets in the Grand Canyon?
Ty. I'm adding those places to my list if they weren't already on it .
N ty for the camera specs
3&4 look like painted desert.
Just FIY, that is roughly equivalent to your camera, if I remember correctly you have a T6 Rebel (EOS 1300D to the rest of the world except for Japan) the lens is comparable to the standard Canon 18-55 kit lens, so you're on pretty even ground on equipment.
The bigger difference is in skill/experience with the kit, and that usually comes with taking thousands of pictures and actually thinking over things like composition, settings and so forth as you do so.
I'm an happy amateur, so if I'm shooting something static I'll fire off a volley of pictures at slightly different settings, compare the raws afterwards and making a note on what settings provided the best result for a given situation.
@Radha the Buttwhisperer The main issue I'm seeing in your pictures is chromatic aberration, specifically lateral chromatic aberration (aka that color separation happening at the edges of your photos) :
Here's some articles about it, and how to try to correct it
I've been going outside at 6pm and it's still sunny. That's nice.
Ok so I knew there was something off with my stuff n that was a large part of it.
Much thanks for the info, I think the articles n that book are really helping, I went to Bottomless Lakes n saw the chromatic abbaration as I was shooting.
The one article (still gotta read the 2nd) had alot of suggestions and hints on how to avoid it. One thing I do do too much is shoot into the sun, which apparently can cause that. Also I took the wide angle lens off my regular 48 mm lens n just shot with .uv filter over it, seemed to help.
The book helped me figure out how to adjust the apeture which helped cuz I need to address the shutter speed n iso to decrease the CA apparently. I had mixed success today n might suck it up n buy a bare bones photo manipulating program to help with touch ups too.
I did buy a monopod walking stick the other week, but I'm not a huge fan of it. It's an El cheapo one so that might be part of the problem but I can't adjust the angle I'm shooting like I can with a regular tripod, and even tho I have more stability to shoot with it than without, at the lower shutter speeds I still have alot of blurring cuz it's not as stable as a tripod. Also it was very windy up on the hills so that didn't help.
I will upload the pics tomorrow and will prolly just take a tripod from now on and keep yhe monopod as a walking stick. I picked up a new backpack since my hunting pack is falling apart so I can attach the tripod bag to it I think.
Thanks again guys, I appreciate the advice n won't let it go to waste.
Pirate photoshop CS5 and just install Adobe Camera Raw. That's pretty much all you'll ever need for like 95% of the time. I'll have a look through some of my archived shite and see if I can find the links for the lessons I got back in Uni.
google it scummy your life will change. For the worse. Wait no, you'd like it, for the better
ok so some of the 400+ pics I took. Is there a chance that using the windows shit editting software that came with my comp is causing some of the chromatic Abbarations too? I don't see too much unless I try and adjust the clarity or other settings. Just curious.
untouched one here:
tho theres a weird smudge on it that i swear wasnt on my lens at the time. I will look at it again tho.
having some issues uploading the rest (i took like 450 but Imgur won't let me upload and I can't copypasta here cuz too biggums). Will try again later.
Short answer: No.
Long answer: No, because chromatic aberration is a lens issue. While there's ways to fake it, if you're not intentionally trying to achieve it then it is 100% on the source (your lens).
Also, that image is way too tiny to tell.
Ok ty informative.
I shot them all in RAW but now they're too big file wise to upload to imgur. That one was the only one I could copypasta over from MS paint. I know there gotta be a way to change the file type to jpeg but I need to figure it out.
Microsoft dicks only let's me make it cr2 or nada. I will try to upload directly here hang on
figured out a way to convert to jpeg soz. ok takes a while will try again tomorrow ty
Can't you just Save As a different file type?
Even if you can't, Photoshop CS2 is so free you don't even have to pirate it.
That looks fine
Compare to this one
Notice how the edges become blurrier and the color fringes occur as you look further away from the center
I was trying to change it to jpeg but the only way I could manage it was if I went into photo gallery maker n saved it as a copy. I can't change the original.
Ty will do the Photoshop cs2 route.
Ok yeah I can see it now. I thought it was the focus that was the problem initially.
But yeah I see the blurring n shifting.
There's a couple I shot into the sun that did that yesterday. Will try to load em n see if they came out with the distortion too. Sucks cuz I like the light effects n shadows but not the CA.
Consider getting a better lens. This one is pretty affordable, and an upgrade to your kit lens
A tripod is mandatory with a telephoto lens tho
Perfect timing I just did a whole shitton of OT last week n will have this week.
Will dl the free photoshop too ty Uber
Eh if you're serious about photography I wouldn't recommend CS2. I only suggested that because you needed to compress an image. That program is older than dirt. You'd be better off spending $10 a month on creative cloud, or pirating something made in this century.
ATM it's a kinda srs hobby but nothing intense.
Tho I can swing ten a month so I will look into it. Ty again.
One more thing: That specific lens above doesn't have any sort of image stabilizing feature; that is a problem if you like to snap handheld photos (read: blurry pictures galore). If the tripod is a no go, then consider one of this (used because new it's kinda high, Adorama is good seller)
Ty I was wondering if I could buy the lenses used/refurbed.
I was looking into extra lenses n saw a couple of articles on them, alot of them recommend that brand for off brand non Canon stuff but the prices for the new ones are comprobable to buying Canon.
Prolly will stick with my tripod n see what happens. Maybe get that later
Cherry blossoms at the edge of the desert in sw Texas.
I did this with my shitty cellphone but didn't have my good camera with me.
Happy to see them (cherry trees are some of my fav flowering fruit trees) but not sure how well these trees tolerate this climate especially during the dry summers. This one is well established and really happy looking so maybe with enough tlc they flourish here.
One of my coworkers has a small vineyard too. Shows that life can not only exist but Bloom n be happy in the desert.
On a side note the cacti cuttings I ordered came from the crazy hippy I ordered them from. Wrapped in bubble wrap and a paper towel.
alrighty so I am still converting the files over but this was one of the better ones.
I went to Big Bend yesterday, it was beautiful.
Idk if the desert was in bloom after a rain or what, but there was hills of flowers and the smell of yucca blossoms was on the air and called like a siren across the valley.
This was one spot. I shot into the sun but I couldn't resist. It was too perfect.
theres a weird spot that's started appearing in the shots I take later in the day, I noticed it from the pics i did from bottomless lakes. I used that new lens and I still see it, but only on shot i do later like 4 pm. Idk if its something with the body of a camera or if its some residual from demonic skinwalker presence lol.
On a side note, Big Bend gets spooky at nite. There's bats here (someone from my job told me about them) and they're amazing. But they're also huge, the size of small hawks, and will fly into the path of your car as you drive chasing bugs drawn to ur headlights. Its cool but scary.
I got a shitton more I will try to load but I think I gotta dl creative cloud, converting over with the photo program I have is taking several hours.
The cactus guy I know/work with is far from a crazy hippy, and also wraps them in paper-towels--- it is a good way to preserve the roots, iirc. I should get some pictures from his house; there are probably more cacti there than in the desert. Also, some of the neat stuff you can do with grafting is super cool to look at.
PS. This seems like a good place to mention that ebay has cracked down on selling cacti, so if you want to get them OTI, it has become a little harder. If you actually feel like you want more, I can get you in touch with the guy.