Napioa - Wind Origins

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comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@dpollitt LOL! Well, technically. I bought it, which means I replaced it. But apparently this lens is SO HOT that it's on back order. At the same time I shipped my 17-40 mm to a buyer on the weekend so I don't actually have a wide angle to shoot with right now... And we had aurora dancing in the sky last night and forecast is looking good today. Sigh.
Feb
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comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
Thanks Matt! Like the suggestion of using intervalometer and stacked shorter exposures in daylight. I will definitely try that.
Feb
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accepted Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
Feb
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comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@jdlugosz - excellent idea! Even for stacking gel on the rear with regular glass on the front. Unfortunately, I sold my Canon 17-40mm f4 which did have a slot for gel to replace it with the new Canon 16-35 f4 which doesn't have that slot on the rear.
Feb
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comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
I didn't ention this in my question but i've considered it in the past. Welding glass requires too much post processing to remove colour cast and usually a farily large and custom made rig. I will perhaps make one and try this at some point in the future with the Samyang 14mm ultra wide purely as an experiment but I was hoping for a simple solution for my primary 16-35mm lens.
Feb
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comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@MattGrum - That's a fair assumption. Please make this an answer and I will mark it as answered.
Feb
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asked Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
Jan
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accepted How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Jan
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comment How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Thanks Jon! Excellent, in-depth, answer as always. BTW, Love you recent astro-photography. Truly stunning! I should have mentioned that stars in my photos are secondary to composition and the landscape and the purpose of attempting to brighten stars in some of my images is for purely artistic reasons. I've been moving away from attempting to capture and process stars so that they are overly amplified. I've excepted light pollution and city glow and try to incorporate it. Sometimes I like to brightness only the few stars I captured for artistic effect. I will look into the filters...
Jan
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answered How can I avoid green flare on my sunrise photos?
Jan
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comment How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?
I like the shot. Having the bottom a little darker really grounds the photo. The brighter top part of the photo is not blown out and has a lot of nice detail and contrast. The only think maybe I personally would to is dodge the person feeding the birds so that she "pops" a little more. Furthermore, the top looks (to me) exotic and interesting so my eyes wondered there for a while then i noticed the subject feeding the birds which added another point of interest...
Jan
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comment How can I avoid green flare on my sunrise photos?
Some lenses are more prone to this, those with a bulbous front element will flare easier and are more difficult to control. Some photograpers that shoot a lot of sun/sunbursts buy lenses specifically for this purpose. The Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L II for example is known for well controlled flare and a beautiful sun star shape due to coating and the shape/number of aperture blades. Some pople are reporting the new Canon 16-35 f4 IS is even better. Positively remove all filters when shoting the sun not only will the flare be more intense but it will also be unsightly. A lens hood may help too.
Jan
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answered How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Jan
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comment How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Thanks. I do that to but it also has an impact on the dark ares which almost always introduces unsightly vignetting which I personally find is very difficult to control in these kind of shots.
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asked How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
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Dec
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comment Can I reproduce a photo taken with a larger sensor by converting camera settings to their equivalents?
One of the most essential components in shooting this type of photos is a tripod. A tripod was almost certainly used. Just thought i would mention it.You will never be able to handhold your camera and get this type of an image.
Nov
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Oct
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accepted I was asked to design a calendar using my photos, what do I charge for the “art fee” for 12 photos, should my name and copyright be included?
Oct
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asked I was asked to design a calendar using my photos, what do I charge for the “art fee” for 12 photos, should my name and copyright be included?