Park Bungalow

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  1. Bifurcator

    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

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    I shot these as part of a series in order to make HDRIs from but the center exposures looked better IMO than the HDRIs did. I can post the HDRIs up too if anyone is interested.


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    Crits and comments always welcome!
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    I'm partial to the first one, The modern buillding in the second is distracting to me.

    Personally I see no need to post the HDR versions, I like the center exposure just fine.
     
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    I agree with Battou; I think the exposure is fine, but there's something about the perspective of #1 that doesn't sit quite right with me. Ditto the comment about the building in #2.
     
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    "doesn't sit straight..." Hehehe I thought the same same thing. Yet when I checked the horizontal (as is recommended for wide) it was dead on.
    I don't get it... Maybe my eyes are in crOoked or something??? And actually to me, both of them look slightly off. <shrug>
     
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    How Wide?
     
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    The EXIF says 0.9mm. :D

    I believe I had it backed just hair off of 28mm the lens's widest setting, because I learned that a zoom is at it worst all the way out or all the way in and slightly backing off a cheaper zoom from either 100% extreme is an improved state. So, I guess 29mm or 30mm.
     
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    That could verry well be it right there. I've read that visable distortion starts around 34/35mm with wide angle lenses, but I don't know anything about modern lenses to know that for sure.
     
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    Yeah, every lens is different and every lens has distortion (even the Hubble). But that sounds about right to me too - which is probably why so many zoom designs start at 35mm. ;)

    My specific camera has 1.1% barrel distortion at it's widest and 0.5% pincushion distortion at it's longest length. I was firing off 48 of them at once for a video effect I was doing for a TV commercial back when the "bullet-time" effect was a new thing and I could charge allot for it. ;) I had to match-correct the differences between each camera so I measured each one. I long since sold the 47 of them but am going to keep this one as a memento - sentimental guy that I am. :D
     
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    The lighting is really cool in #1. The second one looks familiar. Is this Nagoya?
     
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    Why yes it is. Are you here? Or in Kyoto? How long ya been here and where ya from?

    Kewl!!!!! Another gaijin on the photo forum! (assuming you're not Japanese???)
     
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    That first is a killer shot Bif! By the way... how close are you to Tokyo? I have a three friends that live there (one I would consider a brother). I plan on seeing them sometime in the next couple of years.
     
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    Indeed a gaijin, originally from Illinois. I'm in Kyoto but I visited Nagoya in January. I'm just here for the summer now, doing a research exchange for school. Got here about three weeks ago. There's so much awesome stuff here to photograph, I'm going crazy waiting for a check to arrive so I can afford to order a Rebel XSi. So far it's been two weeks in the mail. :confused:
     

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