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SiO 2018 - Outtakes/Behind the Scenes

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by MoonMind, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    In order not to post too much commentary in the image threads, I'll start this thread to add some outtakes and thoughts; I invite everyone to do the same - it's at least as interesting to see what didn't make the cut and why ...

    Here's my outtake for day 2 - the bottomline: It's not enough to *own* the ND filters, you should also *carry* them - duh ... Still, framing's pretty much as I wanted it, and I kind of like the painterly effect over-exposure creates on Instax colour film ...

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    btw. At f/22, the lens is still pretty sharp - no sign of diffraction :p 

    M.
     
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  2. donlaw

    donlaw Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Before my friend showed up yesterday, I was thinking I might not go with the people photo idea again. So I took this image as a safety shot for Day One...
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  3. Burkey

    Burkey All-Pro

    I was hoping to see a thread like this show up for the October challenge. Thanks, Matt.
    This image was taken by rotating about 90 degrees left from the point of view I used for the plants and barn image I posted on "Day One". Not all aging barns are located on the "back forty" in Vermont. ;-)
    I haven't given up on the sign yet. This frame just didn't seem dynamic enough for posting.
    . . . David
    Burke Sign.
     
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  4. muzee

    muzee Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Before this challenge, I rarely took out the camera with me. The camera on my phone (Pixel 2 XL), was all I've been using, and these first two days have made me realise why. The phone camera offers such ease of use and is always available and much more discreet ... plus the software enhancements produce some very desirable photos.
    I wonder how long it would have taken me to get this shot with my chosen combo for the month? With the manual focus and all?
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  5. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    It might actually not even have been possible - because of close focus limits. However, all this software DoF simulation stuff does make for strange effects (I see a really artificial glow around the pins of the plug ... and sharpness drops away suddenly, something that's not possible in our physical reality). But I admit it's impressive and wouldn't have been possible a few years ago. And I guess it can create quite a pleasing look - more or less effortlessly. But frankly, the effort that goes into making an image makes the result more rewarding (if things work out, of course - or, in my case, if I gain new insights as to how I might make it happen next time).

    M.
     
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  6. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Princes Street Gardens - West and East
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    I much prefer this challenge when I have a theme in mind - it helps keep me focussed - but with the month or so ahead promising to be manic being unfocused is having a strange calming effect on me before all the excitement begins. That said I fear the net result will be a lot of leaves!
     
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  7. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro

    Feb 3, 2012
    It's Employee Appreciation Week - well for some of us anyway. I've been running like a marathoner since I moved to the new campus yesterday. Today's theme was "Dress Up" day. Someone took it to the next level, but she wouldn't stand still for a good photo.

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  8. Hageneth

    Hageneth Regular

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    Jan 8, 2017
    Suffolk.UK
    Ian
    Was out in the lanes on my bike this morning lining up a shot when this came thundering past. Being hard of hearing I never heard it coming till the last second. Good job I didn't step sideways to get a better angle!
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  9. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
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    Lucerne trying to be attractive to visitors ...

    M.
     
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  10. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Top Veteran

    784
    Jan 1, 2017
    Troy
    This was the backup I took for Day 1 in case the foreground detail was washed out by the strong backlight through the window...

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  11. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2017
    Troy
    Day 3’s alternate shot, who would have thought the GF1 and 20 f/1.7 were such a good combo for BIF photography...?

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  12. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Gosh, this is annoying ... I had quite a bit of trouble scanning yesterday's results with the IRIScan Book 5 Wifi portable scanner - results were much(!) too contrasty and colours were seriously off. I tried different software tools, darktable, Polarr, XnView ... I was never really happy with what I could do. Well, it turns out that I should just have used my Pixel and Google PhotoScan.

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    Yes, it's clearly less sharp, I get that, but colours are mostly accurate and it took just a little bit of adjustment in darktable to get it right; sharpening of any kind makes things worse, though. I guess it's just a toss-up - either maximum sharpness or good balance. This goes for high-contrast shots only, though; if there's more colour saturation, the portable scanner is better. If only i could get at the raw data from that thing ... I'll have to look into that, but unfortunately this'll have to wait until I come back from the journey - which is exactly what I wanted to avoid. I'll have to improvise from now on - using whatever works "best", but never getting optimal results. Oh, well.

    M.
     
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  13. Burkey

    Burkey All-Pro

    My wife and I went for a walk in mid-afternoon. I thought I might find an image on the bike trail that runs in front of our home. It looked like a potential composition but when I reviewed the image in Lightroom it proved to be, well, boring. No center of interest. Just an empty trail with very little "leaf turning" as of yet.
    . . . David
    Rolly Grail Bridge.
     
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  14. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Still - beautiful ...

    Here's another of those high-contrast shots that are only available using Google PhotoScan and need post processing in darktable (cut off artificial border, contrast -12, brightness -32, saturation -32). I would have like to use this shot for today's main post, but it's just not doing the original enough justice (the scan's way softer).

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    M.
     
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  15. muzee

    muzee Veteran

    357
    Apr 30, 2013
    This is the how day 4 started -

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  16. Matero

    Matero Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    653
    Jan 28, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Olympus colour, I just like it

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  17. muzee

    muzee Veteran

    357
    Apr 30, 2013
    Day 4: I tried with this church, but all the results looked boring. Maybe another day.
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  18. Burkey

    Burkey All-Pro

    Images made on day #4 that didn't make the cut. I can always go back and reshoot. The image I chose to post for day #4 wasn't the typical cliché Vermont picture but speak volumes if you live in the northern part of Vermont.
    . . . David
    Bike Bridge. Pumpkin. Daisy Daze.
     
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  19. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    The path ahead was closed, they said, but I couldn’t pass the colours even if I tried.
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  20. donlaw

    donlaw Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    I stopped by the Menil Collection gallery store this afternoon to pass time while waiting to pickup my daughter. There I meet Naneen (cool name) running the shop. She was kind enough to pose for a photo. However the image lost out for today SIO due to the space age Holodeck
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