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Images of Canberra – Sunset on the Hume

By johnboy - 21 December 2006 22

Humbug sent in the following ripsnorter he shot at sunset along the Hume Highway.

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Images of Canberra – Sunset on the Hume
terubo 10:53 pm 21 Dec 06

Danman, you’re a film-man like me. That’s how I understand ‘pushing’ too. Things have moved on since….Interestingly, Humbug’s Canon 350 is what Santa’s bringing into the terubo household shortly – looking forward to finding out more about these new-fangled digital things!

Danman 10:41 pm 21 Dec 06

Isnt pushing when shooting and developing film at a higher rated speed than what is marked? (ie longer time in chemical bath – warmer water etc)

Not too familiar with pushing on a digital.

All I do is keep the ISO at 100 (for my night photos) and shoot between f3.5 and f16 – and stopwatch it from there and make further adjustments after the shot.

humbug 3:39 pm 21 Dec 06

pure digital….Canon 350D

terubo 3:26 pm 21 Dec 06

Yeah, interesting. Years since I did any ‘serious’ photog. Would love to get back into it, tho’.

Danman 2:52 pm 21 Dec 06

so this was 35mm was it ?

Impressive – I have a roll of b+w i need to shoot at home -then develop print etc etc – just too lazy to set up the darkroom in the bathroom

humbug 1:31 pm 21 Dec 06

as far as noise is concerned I find that noise introduced via pushing is greater than by setting a higher ISO. I could have gone to ISO 400 on my camera and not introduces as much noise as by pushing by 2 stops (which is what I did to get this)

Danman 1:17 pm 21 Dec 06

read f16

Danman 1:16 pm 21 Dec 06

You dont want to raise the ISO – that would lead to un-necessary hot spots and grain.

ISO100 is best for low light.

f3.5 makes more sence than my f1 – I can see teh depth of field now that terubo mentioned it.

Good to see that the pictures of canberra have had the ante upped.

humbug> 1:06 pm 21 Dec 06

bigger version here
link

humbug 1:03 pm 21 Dec 06

ok…for the photo nuts.
ISO 100 1/60 at f3.5 handheld looking over the car bonnet. I snapped it just as I was getting back into the car. If I had the patience I would have upped the iso but there you go. The original shot is quite dark…lots of pushing to get some detail and some noise reduction.

I also adjusted the colours a bit to get the blue sky and the red of the sunset.

terubo 12:37 pm 21 Dec 06

I’d say 1/8th sec at f5.6 – background land ever so slightly soft, thus helping tree to ‘stand out’. Lovverly pic, Humbug, but if I may be so bold as to suggest a slight tilt-down would’ve shown the tree trunk on the ground which might have helped the overall composition…
-But there may well have been a fence or something in the way.

kaydo 12:32 pm 21 Dec 06

I’m just here in appreciation of the word ripsnorter. You don’t hear that enough.

Nice photo though.

Danman 12:31 pm 21 Dec 06

f16 for 1/60th ?

Tripod?

Tech notes ?

Looks sweet

VYBerlinaV8_now with 11:55 am 21 Dec 06

That shot has motivated me – I have to take a quick drive out to Dubbo in the early hours of Saturday morning, I might take the camera along to see if I can get some nice shots of the dawn.

Absent Diane 11:43 am 21 Dec 06

Wow the colour in that awesome – photoshop’d at all?

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