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nuklearpuppy

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I love Magic Lantern!!
« on: June 02, 2013, 11:19:43 PM »
Hi to all the fellow Canon users using this fantastic firmware hack!
I have been using ML for a couple of years now and thought I would share one of my pictures.

This picture was taken by bracketing 7 exposures, converting with lightroom then tonemapping with Photomatix and then blending in various elements for detail using PS CS5. I then sharpened and used slight colour pops with masking. The majority of my images are edited using between 5 and 7 exposures to make sure I have enough to fall back on. I have just installed the latest ML on my camera and look forward to using the auto HDR function.

Here is a link to my Flickr page:- http://www.flickr.com/search/people/?m=names&q=kdsmith.

Please feel free to add me as a contact and if you have any questions on my technique don't be scared to ask :-)

I am hoping to get out with my camera to try the auto bracketing some time this week so will post my favourite outcome. Thanks for the comments!
My Gear: EOS 550D |  Sigma 10-20mm f5.6  |  Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM  |  Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6  |  Canon 50mm f1.8  |  Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6  | Cokin Z Pro Filters  |  Giottos Carbon Fibre Tripod.

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 06:31:16 PM »
Great pic!
I really like the final result.
I've now started to learn about hdr tecnique and I can't wait to try some shots with ML  ;D

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 02:13:45 AM »
Nice shot, I have been experimenting with the HDR settings and so far I am very impressed with the results. Magic lantern really makes life easy when it comes to getting a good group of photos for HDR.
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nuklearpuppy

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 07:19:10 PM »
I have managed to use the Auto Bracketing feature when out last Thursday. Here is my outcome.

Setting Sun from Capelaw Hill, Pentlands, Edinburgh, Scotland.
My Gear: EOS 550D |  Sigma 10-20mm f5.6  |  Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM  |  Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6  |  Canon 50mm f1.8  |  Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6  | Cokin Z Pro Filters  |  Giottos Carbon Fibre Tripod.

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 08:42:55 AM »
Nice :)
I've still to try out ML's AB
So how many exposures did AB give you for this one.
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 05:43:17 AM »
Professional grade HDR! thanks for sharing.
Noob question. Magic Lantern surely has a built in intervalometer, correct? I'm assuming does to qeue the differents shots needed.....

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 10:58:35 PM »
Excellent work.

nuklearpuppy

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 03:26:13 PM »
Nice :)
I've still to try out ML's AB
So how many exposures did AB give you for this one.
Thanks :-) 7 exposures were used
My Gear: EOS 550D |  Sigma 10-20mm f5.6  |  Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM  |  Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6  |  Canon 50mm f1.8  |  Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6  | Cokin Z Pro Filters  |  Giottos Carbon Fibre Tripod.

nuklearpuppy

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 03:28:57 PM »
Professional grade HDR! thanks for sharing.
Noob question. Magic Lantern surely has a built in intervalometer, correct? I'm assuming does to qeue the differents shots needed.....
It certainly does, if you were to shoot a time lapse set the intervalometer for the delay you wish and set to take however brackets at whatever e.v you wish. I have yet to try it as don't want to burn out my sensor - but if were to do so would bracket at 2ev and with 3 shots at 5 seconds between each. I would then batch process the outcomes in Photomatix and edit with Adobe After Effects.
My Gear: EOS 550D |  Sigma 10-20mm f5.6  |  Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM  |  Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6  |  Canon 50mm f1.8  |  Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6  | Cokin Z Pro Filters  |  Giottos Carbon Fibre Tripod.

nuklearpuppy

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 03:31:23 PM »

Boats on Threipmuir Reservoir, Pentland Hills, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Here is another image using auto HDR. For this one the camera took 5 exposures at 1ev. All of which were handheld using a pillar to steady the camera.
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 03:38:45 PM »
Very nice picture!
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013, 10:24:38 PM »
Cool picture!!!!
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2013, 11:21:01 PM »
Can you share a few CR2 pics? I'd like to experiment with them (basically the zero noise technique - http://www.guillermoluijk.com/article/nonoise/index_en.htm).

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2013, 11:36:40 PM »
Really, really great pictures you've come up with there. The tonemapping is mostly spot on!
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 02:50:14 AM »
Very nice work. Thanks for posting these.

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2013, 11:39:34 PM »
Very nice work. Thanks for posting these.

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 04:50:23 PM »


Here is another image by using auto HDR. For this one the camera took 5 exposures at 1ev.

Outstanding; can you provide a bit more detail/tutorial on your workflow/process from scratch? thanks

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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013, 11:31:24 PM »
My processing technique for all my images is by blending in the exposures to the final Photomatix image to make sure I have all the shadows and highlights to fall back on. Here's another image.

Bonaly Reservoir, Pentland Hills in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013, 11:33:29 PM »
And another

Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags.
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2013, 11:44:33 PM »
One more...

St. Giles' Cathedral at Dusk, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2013, 11:50:10 PM »
Can you share a few CR2 pics? I'd like to experiment with them (basically the zero noise technique - http://www.guillermoluijk.com/article/nonoise/index_en.htm).
Not sure how I would be able to post??

Also, thanks to everyone for kind comments!! :)
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2013, 02:54:12 AM »
Add a dropbox file or upload.ee works as well  ;D
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Re: I love Magic Lantern!!
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2013, 05:27:58 AM »
excellent work. Love the natural look you gave it. I dont like when HDR has that over processed feel and you have seemed to make it look realistic and natural but yet sooo dynamic. well done. look forward to more.