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Showcasing Magic Lantern => Share Your Photos => Topic started by: sutobe on July 04, 2012, 08:59:59 PM

Title: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: sutobe on July 04, 2012, 08:59:59 PM
Hey,

I started photography in February 2012 and I'm still learning how to set up the camera properly according to the current situation and tools like Lightroom.

I own an EOS 550D, using the 18-55 IS II Kit Lens (sometimes with an polarization filter to minimize reflections on windscreens and hoods of cars), the 55-250 IS II (not that satisfied with it) and the 50mm 1.8, which is a pretty nice lens!

Magic Lantern comes in handy in some situations, but I'm sure I'm not using it with its full potential.

here are some of my HDR and normal processed pictures, I'm open to any helpful tips since I definitely need alot more practice.


this pic shows paratroopers of the 263th Airborne Bataillon of the German Army in front of Zweibrücken Castle for their 30th anniversary roll-call after 10 pm, so it was already dark.

It's an ML HDR autmatic created picture, processed with Lightroom and Photomatix, removed a twig, recolored the top hair of the viewer in the lower section of the pic and reshaped one of the soldier's torches on top of the castle with GIMP......I'm satisfied with it because the flags, soldiers and people were moving during the shoot

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc7%2F290055_10151011105239648_964916161_o.jpg&hash=8be3d8119328a1f253889e718d14f1b1)


another HDR, sun was in front of me....has the drawn look which I like with this one

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F194829_10151002236769648_1388998504_o.jpg&hash=a2b392b21dc3da7cc444a58ef0cdaccf)



old BMW 3.0 CSi I found sitting at the road.....in Dakar yellow. I highlighted it with Lightrooms brush tool

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc7%2F473915_10151000070289648_1758438261_o.jpg&hash=db435ee490b6c11943a83fee2238ef40)

some shots from an BMW meet at the Hockenheimring
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F456823_10150957373394648_834466611_o.jpg&hash=8e905b220002bd4a66edc51e12710d76)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F414032_10150958680744648_741916944_o.jpg&hash=8793b5cba4449a33406d5c963d7b4f54)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc7%2F412253_10150957379479648_1745920520_o.jpg&hash=af1f344830ee89ec38fe25f5870318bc)

my car :-)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash3%2F177163_10150958691434648_955770354_o.jpg&hash=59075cc2c24e4047a2072d66ff2523dc)

@the Nürburgring

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F412060_10150927535704648_1511379631_o.jpg&hash=7137b6b5488b819f80f3684f11e42b45)


did this one without an ND filter, got some really nasty edges around the trees and the building in the upper left corner, no idea how I can prevent this from happening.....

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F476878_10150894554709648_676024449_o.jpg&hash=fa17e12fbd3c92e33ebc69b8ac4de38c)


I really hope some of them are good enough
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: Schloime on July 05, 2012, 01:49:59 PM
Hi.

Every picture is good enough, if YOU like it yourself (unless you have to earn money with them).
I like the slightly exaggerated look of HDR, too. Some say it is too much, but it depends on the purpose, I think. Do you want it to look impressive or is it for some realistic documentary series, that should be the question.

I like the car pictures, they almost start to glow.

Schönen Gruß aus Bayern.
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: Malcolm Debono on July 05, 2012, 01:53:07 PM
Good captures! I really like the first 2 images  :)
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: sutobe on July 07, 2012, 07:49:57 PM
thanks guys, I've made tons more but I'd have to link to my albums (on Facebook, quality is quite good there)


another one I made today when I waited for my seats to be refurbished

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi48.tinypic.com%2F29dwkk7.jpg&hash=52b928889967fe3f15cdb1910879dbfa)
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: bart on July 07, 2012, 11:38:21 PM
Hi This is very nice stuff. But in order to get them in the gallery they need to be on Flickr. It was there because of the Magic Lantern Flickr group.
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: sutobe on July 08, 2012, 08:42:37 AM
Thanks :-)

hm alright I'll upload some, don't have Flickr Pro though


EDIT:

here's the link to the Flickr Album.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75966342@N03/sets/72157629553030657/

Am I supposed to link the pictures directly from Flickr or are you ok with this?


Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: sutobe on September 29, 2012, 01:06:44 PM
visited some random car meet announced via Facebook and went for some ML HDR shots, more to come in ~1 week, have to finish vacation first to get to my desktop PC, laptop isnt fast enough





(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm9.staticflickr.com%2F8453%2F8035344532_64dcfc6fb3_c.jpg&hash=1e263d1ef2fbeb2673719565012e7d8a) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75966342@N03/8035344532/)


(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm9.staticflickr.com%2F8175%2F8035347027_f49ba94ae4_c.jpg&hash=d2ffc1d3f6b1d99a1af6acade02bdb04) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75966342@N03/8035347027/)
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: nanomad on September 29, 2012, 01:07:30 PM
Resize the image!
Title: Re: German Paratroopers 30th anniversary roll call, Cars and stuff :-)
Post by: rockingjohncarter on January 13, 2016, 07:59:53 AM
wow it's amazing dear.