A&P My brother's Christmas decorations... (he asked me to shoot them)

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    This is one of the first things I've shot that I really didn't like shooting... I don't think his Christmas decorations look that nice, but I did it anyway (because he asked me to).


    http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/LylesHouse/index.html


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    I found the sky to be far more interesting that night. There is a blue WB shift here.



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    (here's the bokeh of the 50 1.8 @ 2.8 lol... Pentagons)



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    Taking these pictures made me realise that I REALLY need a new tripod and ballhead. I HATE pan / tilt heads..... even nice ones.
     
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    I like this shot but maybe a higher F-stop would be better so the house isn't so blown out. The sky was looking like that here tonight too...Makes me miss my tripod (it's at home, I'm at school). And maybe get rid of the car on the lower left corner.
     
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    ^ would have made a great hdr or even take a picture with the sky as the main focus then another picture with the house as the main focus (so its not so over exposed) and history'd them together in photoshop
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you do know christmas decorations aren't fast and furious cars, right? :o
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    when I clicked in this thread I thought I was browsing Weapons of Minor Destruction.. so I was pretty disappointed to find photog stuff :o
     
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    This one is nice. :)


    Nice bokeh. :cool:



    The sky here is like in a creepy movie. :noes: :run:
     
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    wow i didn't know the bokeh showed up in background lights. i learned something new. 5 leaf lens though? or is it 6 with the illusion of a pentagon?
     
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    The thrifty fifty is 5-leaf I believe. The f/1.4 is 8-leaf IIRC.
     
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    agree
     
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    Well it is a RAW file. When I looked at it I also thought "HDR" but I've had trouble creating HDR files from one RAW in photoshop.

    I couldn't bracket images for the sky because the clouds were moving... I probably could have..... actually.... I did take a 2nd exposure of the house from the same position (that saves the highlights) I may try blending them at some point.
     
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    Yeah, the amount of "star patterns" that are created depends on the number of aperature blades (at high Fstops). The thrifty 50 has 5 blades so it will either produce pentagons when slightly stopped down, OR 10 sided stars when stopped way down (like F8 or above).

    The 50 1.4 has 8 aperature blades and it will produce Octogons slightly stopped down or 8 sided stars (not 16 sides... opposite sides overlap).

    All canon lenses that I'm familiar with have either 5, 6,7, 8 or 9 blades... (but I could be wrong here...) If the blades are rounded or not makes a small difference as well.
     
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    sweet, too bad the 5-6 leaf make shitty shadows in some pics, cause otherwise the bokeh on an OOF light source in the background could be a cool artistic effect.
     
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    My Christmas decorations... :hs:

    I love the nutz....
     
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