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Pincushion Is. Sunrise 2
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Registered: August 2008
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Another shot of the sunrise from Pincushion Island looking out to the Coral Sea. I'm quite pleased with how this one's turned out after post-processing.

Incidentally, I processed the Raw file twice for this, once for the sky and again for the foreground up to the horizon. I liked the warmer tones of the rocks, but I didn't want to lose that lovely blue hue in the sky.
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Registered: February 2008
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Fri October 1, 2010 9:15am

This shot really comes alive when viewed at the larger size. I like it a lot, the depth on the rocks and the overall presence is very up-front and encompassing.

I guess the only technical related comment might be that the horizon line is slap bang in the middle...so Geoff will probably loose some sleep over that Wink

I'm rather surprised that there's so much 'light' at sunrise.
How were the colours, say 20-30 mins before the sun actually popped up?...often that is the most intense colour time.
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Registered: December 2007
Posts: 1,451
Fri October 1, 2010 11:49am

Yeah! Why did you put the horizon in the middle? Have you learned nothing from my tutorials? Smile

I presume this is the new camera, the definition does look fantastic I must admit. I looks like a medium format shot from the old days.

Registered: August 2008
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Fri October 1, 2010 8:36pm

I've got to admit, I was kind of expecting this (and so I should) and I did think long and hard about the rule of thirds http://www.digital-photography-school.com/break-the-rule-of-thirds but, I wanted symmetry and I really didn't want to lose that sky blue.
So yes, I have learned, and decided in this case, to break the rule. In fact there's never been a rule I've met that that I've not thought about breaking -- trust me -- but this one is one I've convinced myself, in this case, was worth it. You might disagree, but I thought about and disregarded the rule for the simple reason that I preferred it this way. Better that than not knowing the rule in the first place, eh?
Anyway, yes, this is the new full-frame camera, which again, lets me break the rules. So There. ;-)

And Kev, 20-30 minutes before sun-up were the previous shots I've posted. When the sun came up over the horizon, it was (somewhat surprisingly) about this light or there abouts. Dark -- real dark -- shadows had long gone by the time the sun poked its head out.

Registered: February 2008
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Sat October 2, 2010 10:23am

So, which FF camera didja get?

Registered: August 2008
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Sat October 2, 2010 5:33pm

5D Mk II and some nice shiny glass. :D

Registered: February 2010
Posts: 452
Sat October 2, 2010 8:23pm

Fantastic!!! I remember I read somewhere in Geofflaw tutorials that you can break the rules when you know that. Gongratulations for your new camera it is in the right hands Smile

Registered: February 2008
Posts: 2,722
Sun October 3, 2010 12:25pm

My Nextdoor neighbour has the 5D Mark II, she does weddings and portraits.

I'm sure that you are noticing an image resolution upgrade already...what with the new lenses...et al.

I think top-end FF DSLR is approaching Medium Formal IQ level (as Geoff suggests)...but, it's not quite there...and so it shouldn't be, coz MF costs 10 x times as much these days.

There is a definite noticable 'presence' difference between FX and FF tho, I can see it...even in regular web pics. I noticed it...immediately when Tvangs bought his new Nikon D700 FF.

Registered: October 2008
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Tue October 12, 2010 8:38am

WOW, this is so beautiful! I think all your work is outstanding honez!

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