I'd love to go up to the Beehive Natural Area this summer - there are three neighbouring peaks that would make a fantastic photo, or timelapse!!
I'm also planning a bike & hike to Carnarvorn lake - a little lake nestled between two peaks. I tried last summer, but my legs cramped up and failed on me 1/2 way, so we aborted.
So it's not local to me, but just spreading the word - LensProToGo was robbed of $600,000 worth of camera gear.
Most importantly, they have made a list public of all missing serial numbers - so for any used gear on the radar, check the S/N.
Photoshop alone isn't the best for this due to gaps, and that the North Star isn't in the frame... but still pretty cool.
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I found a sweet spot within Lethbridge City Limits (barely) to capture the Milky Way Galactic Center... this image is one of several I took. A timelapse will follow later in the summer after I collect a few lapses :)
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Above is the DNG (digital negative) raw file for you to play with and get some awesome results. It is NOT the original NEF raw from my camera, I shrunk it down in Photoshop (always as a 16bit per channel) and saved as DNG through Camera Raw, mostly just to make the file smaller and easier to upload/download. The results are the same, just not 24MP.
I would LOVE to see your attempts at processing this image to see where it can go, please reupload and comment back here with a link to show the different processing abilities, artistic tastes, etc.
I'm in love (mostly) with my new used Sigma 20mm 1.8 EX lens... it sucks wide open at 1.8, but the ultra wide angle rocks!!
This image was captured today at golden hour, on a whim, as I was driving to get gas in the van! Always carry your gear!
Thumbs up, comment, and share if you spot the deer!!
PS - this image is for sale in my "Lethbridge" Gallery in my photo store....
One of my favorite things to do is to find hidden gems of landscape photography inside city limits - in this case, Lethbridge, AB -where I live currently. I went out one chilly morning at the end of fall with my camera and tripode, intent on capturing a sunrise. I snapped several photos that cool morning, perhaps several dozen, hoping to get one with the right balance of light and colour. Anyway - here is my favourite, available for purchase in my store.
My only wish - the ice was clean :)
I've finally been able to edit and process this panoramic photo almost the way I like it... though I'm not totally satisfied with it - leave me your comments below for suggestions!
This is a handheld panoramic... I know.. I know. I turned my D610 in portrait mode, and took several shots (all in NEF Raw, of course!), then used Lightroom CC's new panorama merge (which keeps the file RAW), after which I was able to process it, bring out the colors and detail, etc.
It is my latest photo for sale in the store... go check it out! it can be printed up to 8' wide without loss of quality!! This thing is a massive 14812 x 4410 pixel resolution (around 65MP)... and I cropped it in a little!
I decided a few weeks ago to buy the low priced Zomei ND8 solid/full filter for 100mm filter systems - this is my first review. Overall, in a nutshell, pretty good with no strong magenta color cast, and decent optics. (Ebay.ca Zomei filter)
I've since went out to the mountains with it for a single shot of flowing water - but I didn't take my time to set up properly for a clean shot (I was chasing light, and in a hurry in a location I hadn't been to before)... overall - still pretty happy with it, though.