A&P Some shots from around campus this morning

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  1. Gerbonium

    Gerbonium OT Supporter

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    all taken with my new 40d (less than a week old. this thing is bad ass:bowdown:) in raw at full res. My God those are big file sizes average size was a little above 13 megs:eek3:. Used my sigma 10-20. for some reason they had a dark spot in the top. anyone know what that is? anyways C&C is always welcome. (all horizontal bc i shot them for my school (they pay me to take campus shots whenever i want so i made like 30 bucks doing this :big grin:) and they use them on the website top picture.

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    were you using a cpl? that could explain the tint at the top.
     
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    no cpl. havent gotten one yet. but i was referring to the little black circle like a centimeter down in 1 and 3 more noticeable in 1. was in 4 even worse but i cropped it out
     
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    check your iso, you shouldnt need to go above 100 in sunlight, even when hand holding.

    the shadows from the buildings are ugly.

    It also looks like you are focusing too close - look at the last pic for example, the horizon is quite soft. depth of field is very large at this aperture and 1/3rd in front of where you focus and 2/3rds behind, so you could aim for the back of the rocks or just behind them while still having reasonable foreground focus. The softness could also be partly because of the very small aperture.
     
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    the dot is sensor dust
     
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    oh, thats a spec of sensor or back of lens dust. very noticeable when using smaller apertures. remove it in your processing or look at how to clean your sensor if it bothers you. google copper hill.

    also the sky has some harsh colour graduations, be careful with the saturation / vivid boosts in PP.
     
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    damnit. well i looked into and i think if it bothers me so much then i might buy a cleaning kit later on. i looked at my old 300d and put it at f22 and there was a shit ton of sensor dust and lint i never noticed so i guess ill wait and see. its easy enough to photoshop out so for the time being i wont try to clean it (doing that scares me that ill destroy the sensor).

    ya the shadow in 3 is especially bad.
    the waterfall one i focused on the waterfall. im still trying to decide whether or not i got a good copy of the lens or not
     
  8. needs more hdr... :hs:
     
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    I know, did you read my comment about it?
     
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    tolomei Leaving Las *****-Vegas

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    needs more coed ass.
     
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    dirt speck on the sensor
     
  12. Sympathy

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    there isn't anything interesting about those shots
     
  13. Gerbonium

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    ya. i was only at such a small aperture just to slow it down for a blurred waterfall. i would have probably rather had a little bit more blur in the background but conditions wouldnt have allowed

    I suppose not, but they like having pretty pictures of the campus so :dunno:
     

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