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NaH2O

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I thought it would be fun to do some "off-topic" photos. Plus I really want to show off a couple of shots I took in the Butterfly House.

I took these with a Canon G3 set on Aperature Priority and Macro mode. I did not use a tripod, so I believe I had the f-stop on the lowest setting.
 

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By the way - I don't have Photoshop, so I had to use the program that came with my computer. However, I do have Photoshop Elements on my "want list".
 

NaH2O

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It's called iPhoto (yes, my computer is a piece of fruit...as Mike likes to call it), and all I do is click on the enhance button, then crop the picture if necessary. I only notice a slight difference with the enhance. Maybe I just haven't worked through the program enough to see if it has cool features.
 

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Since its getting to be that time of year again, here's a picture from the beginning of the fireworks in Seattle last year on the 4th. Hopefully I'll have some much nicer ones this year after Sunday. =)

-Dylan

 

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And a nice long exposure. This was taken at Snoqualmie Falls about 2 hours after sunset. The exposure is 30 seconds long, and I had a darkening filter over the lens to reduce the amount of light entering the camera to make the shot as long as I could.

-Dylan

 

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One more for the night. =)

I'm just going to provide a link, since this image is several screens wide. Its a shot of the Seattle Skyline at sunset from Alki Beach. Its a composite of 17 images stitched together. Unfortunatly, a gust of wind hit my tripod when I took a couple in the middle, and I haven't had a chance to retake this shot since, so its a little blurry in a couple of the middle pictures.

-Dylan

Seattle Skyline Panorama

[EDIT: Here's a slightly less blurred pan of the middle section of the skyline at sunset also. Seattle skyline at sunset]
 

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Nikki,

Your butterfly shots definately came out better than mine. You're becoming a great photographer.

Llarian,

That skyline picture is amazing!!!

Here's one of my butterfly pictures. I think I need to crop it down some though.
 

NaH2O

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WOAH! Llarian - awesome photos! I love the falls picture....stunning!

Curt - crop that picture and let's see it.
 

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See threads like this make me want to figure out my camera.... I like the fireworks one, just need to improve the whatsyamcallit to make it brighter and more vivid!

diggin the waterfall picture as well.
 

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I'm starting to see the value in these graphics programs. I don't know how to do all of the settings yet but I decided to play around a bit.

Original crop of photo.
 

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cookiemn said:
Llarian,
what type of camera are you using as well as the settings for the stitched picture?

Erwin
I'm using an Olympus E-10 currently. Its not great, but it works fairly well. Need to upgrade before long, but not until I get the tank up and running so I can free up some money for a decent digital SLR.

I'm not 100% sure on the settings, since stitching kills the exposure information that's embedded in the image. The nighttime pan was taken at F2.4, 1 second exposures. The full-length one is 17 separate images stitched together.

The sunset one was taken in portrait orientation, and I think its 12 separate exposures. I have no idea what the settings were on that one anymore though.

I think I was using either PanoTools or PanFactory to do the stitching. I lost my stitching software when I reinstalled my computer last, so I need to re-download that.

-Dylan

[EDIT: Oh, I was also using a teleconvertor for both the pans, which makes my camera the equivalent of a 200mm prime lens.]
 
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