Horses, wide angle with fake IR pp

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From a recent bike ride with the ep2 and 9-18:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5046822813/" title="IR Horses 1 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">View attachment 150773"1354" height="1050" alt="IR Horses 1" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5050760140/" title="horse by ramboorider1, on Flickr">View attachment 150774"1354" height="1050" alt="horse" /></a>
 

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Who needs color!

Wow, realy nice effect! As a Dutchie I can appreciate a dramatic cloudy sky like the in the first picture.

Great performance, the lens also but definately more the photographer!!

:2thumbs:

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Ray, as always.. You handle the 9-18 with such finess. Always makes me feel like using it but I can't see it the way you do.
Good stuff... I'm glad you found your vision with the lens.
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Thanks ray for these beautiful shots. I like the first one most because of the "dramatic" clouds. Well captured !
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. These had nothing going on until I started playing with one of the IR presets in Aperture - gave them new life. The first one takes advantage of the 9mm wide end, but the second was shot at 18, so the kit lens, the 17, or the 14-150 would have done as well.

And, nope, no apples or carrots. This farm is not far from my town so I pass it on a LOT of my bike rides. These guys are out all the time, sometimes close to the fence, sometimes not. That day they were, and walked over for a closer look once I started hanging out for a bit. Great place to see the little ones born and learning to stand up and hobble around every spring. I feel lucky to live where I do. A great town in its own right, rural areas like this just a few miles out, and Philly is just a short train ride away...

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Very nice, I like the additional width in the view of the first photo (happy I bought a UWA Zoom: Tamron 10-24 mm for Pentax).

Composition of 2nd is not bad, but not much that can keep my interest on the left side.

First is good example to utilize UWA lens.
- Can you show what original without IR preset looked like?
 

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Very nice, I like the additional width in the view of the first photo (happy I bought a UWA Zoom: Tamron 10-24 mm for Pentax).

Composition of 2nd is not bad, but not much that can keep my interest on the left side.

First is good example to utilize UWA lens.
- Can you show what original without IR preset looked like?
Sure, here are the untouched files with the default ep2 import settings in Aperture. You can see I removed some flies from the horses face in the first one and removed an entire horse's ass from the second - perhaps it would have held more of your interest in the left side? :cool: I thought it was more distracting that helpful, so I took him out, but he didn't suffer! I agree that the first works quite a bit better - its also quite a bit wider, at 9mm, while the other is at 18mm, so less dramatic.

Thanks for the comments,

-Ray

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5057099689/" title="Untouched horses by ramboorider1, on Flickr">View attachment 150863"1024" height="768" alt="Untouched horses" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5057099795/" title="Untouched horses (1) by ramboorider1, on Flickr">View attachment 150864"1024" height="768" alt="Untouched horses (1)" /></a>
 

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Great shots...I would have been tempted to leave the flies in...but you did right in taking the horse out in the second one, I am sure it's the one I lost on down at the track last week, so I hope you took it out with maximum impact:cool:
 

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You didn't crop the photo, you really took the horse out!!!
Yep, its quite easy to do. Unlike Photoshop you can't very well invent stuff and put in IN photos in Aperture, but its easy enough to remove stuff. I recently took a car, powerlines, and two related poles out of an otherwise nice peaceful picture of a country road. If you know where to look, you can almost see some surgical scars, but you have to look REALLY close. I also have one shot of a wooded French hillside that was rudely interrupted by a bus parking lot. I got rid of the parking lot and just cloned some of the nearby woodlands over top of it and not even I can tell anything is weird unless I toggle the changes on and off.

And like I said, the horse did not suffer, no animals were harmed in the making of this non-motion picture, etc, etc, etc. He just didn't think it was a flattering angle and asked to be removed. :cool:

-Ray
 

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