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« on: August 03, 2008, 06:21:08 PM »
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sun going down...  (15 shot mosaic, Canon 40D, 70-200 f4 zoom at f8)


around midnight...  (nine 30 second exposures, stacked, Canon 40D, 35 1.4 at 1.4)


seconds before getting soaked...  (9 shot mosaic- praying for no lightning!  Canon 40D, 45mm TS at f11)


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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 03:44:32 PM »
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I like the semi-abstract star trails - but the others don't do very much for me, having never visited this location.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 06:16:04 PM »
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I like the semi-abstract star trails - but the others don't do very much for me, having never visited this location.
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Agreed.
I've been to Lake George many times. The large number of resorts, cottages and vacation homes around it nowadays make it difficult to get a really nice landscape image, but the basic principles still apply. Nice composition plus beautiful light plus beautiful subject will yield a great photograph. Hike up to the top of one of the overlooking mountains before sunrise and you may get a magical photograph as the sun breaks through the morning mist.

The first image has too much empty water in the foreground, too much empty sky at the top, and rather drab lighting. The last image looks like a snapshot, with dull lighting and ho-hum composition eliminating any potential drama from the oncoming storm. No doubt it looks a lot better when printed very large, as it will have lots of detail from your stitched capture. But on-screen it's got little going for it.
The star trails, on the other hand, at least look striking against the tree silhouettes.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 05:33:39 PM »
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Thanks for the comments.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 06:52:05 PM »
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I like the first image the best!  It's nicely composed and the light is beautiful.

It looks like your stitching of the 15 shots may have duplicated some of the waves in the bottom right part of the water, as if there are two identical horizontal bands of waves, -- but I may be wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 07:05:08 PM »
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I like the first image the best!  It's nicely composed and the light is beautiful.

It looks like your stitching of the 15 shots may have duplicated some of the waves in the bottom right part of the water, as if there are two identical horizontal bands of waves, -- but I may be wrong.
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Thanks, zlatko-b,  

I don't know if there is in fact duplication there, but it sure looks like it!  I'll say this- the Canon 70-200 f4 zoom is SUPER sharp, great for stitching.

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 09:42:15 PM »
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Thanks, zlatko-b, 

I don't know if there is in fact duplication there, but it sure looks like it!  I'll say this- the Canon 70-200 f4 zoom is SUPER sharp, great for stitching.

John
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Okay, maybe I was a bit harsh. But I still like the first image cropped to eliminate the dead space.

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 02:07:42 PM »
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"Okay, maybe I was a bit harsh.....
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Nah- I'd rather read honest opinions.  Where is the "like so" version?

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