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  1. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Long exposure of a fountain outside an old catholic church in downtown Rochester, NY. Feedback is appreciated as always!

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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ever since you upgraded to the D300, the colours in your pictures have been amazing. You are a walking commercial for that camera!
     
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    I like it, but I think the church has a weird darking gradiant on it (i.e. it gets darker as you go up the steeple). Overall the comp is spot on and the lighting on the subject it great but I find that gradiant distracting.
     
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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good eye you would be right, graduated ND filter :(
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No need to use the "saddie" (this one :( ), I think, for this photo makes me even more interested in getting myself a gradient ND filter at last, I find the effect they create very convincing, the sky AND the flower bed AND the light in the fountain all look properly exposed. At first I thought "HDR?", but now I see that a filter can "do the trick" as easily, and the photo looks more natural (yes, I see the gradient on the steeple, but don't mind it as much).
     
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    hey, I love that picture!

    Care sharing camera setting and equipment used for it? I am intrigued.
     
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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yup, sigma 10-20 @ 14mmish, nikon D300, shot around dusk, 2 stop graduated ND laid over the sky, 2 second exposure at ISO 200, f/8ish, sorry I don't have the exact specs but you get the point :)

    Thanks for the comments!
     
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    thanks. :)
     
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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I wish there was a way to have grad ND filters just for the background :)
     
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    photoshop.

    Take one picture with the filter on and then one without. Merge them manually in photoshop.

    Thats my best guess.
     

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