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Ivo Rowe Pool

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PeterB666, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    First light to sunrise was OK but the sunrise itself was nothing special. The shots I have are a mixed bag as early on I upped the ISO to 800 as a temporary measure and then forgot so other than the first in this series they are a little noisy. Still quite happy with the results other than that stuff-up.

    No sodium vapour lights but you do get shadows from the street light above the cliff. The over-hanging cliff causes a bit of dampness as you approach the bottom step of the stone stairs. I would expect that Ivo Rowe Pool is the smallest of rock pools in Sydney. You certainly couldn't swim in it and all you need to do is add bubbles for a spa bath.

    All shots taken with an Olymus E-P1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens.

    These shots are displayed in the order taken (or should be), so please ignore the noise and enjoy the pics. Feedback welcome.

    Ivo Rowe Pool 1 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Ivo Rowe Pool 2 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Ivo Rowe Pool 3 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Ivo Rowe Pool 4 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Ivo Rowe Pool 5 by peterb666, on Flickr
  2. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hello Barrie, thanks for the great series. I love shot #1 most, beautiful captured.
  3. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Wow! Beautiful, stunning photography! I didn't realize you can capture such dynamic range w/ an m4/3! Are any of these post-processed or are straight out of the box?
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  4. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Thanks for your comments.

    No camera that I know of will let you shoot into the sun and see foreground detail in these conditions, so yes there is some post processing.

    Most of it done antomatically with CS5 using either 3 or 4 images of approximately 1 stop difference and pulling back blown out highlights as much as possible using the "Recovery" tool from the raw image before combining them using the HDR process with the most subtle of processing settings which I have developed from trial and error over a period of time.

    There is probably a single 3-stop Reverse-GND on #1. I may have added a 3-stop hard GND on #2, no filters on #3 and definitely stacked 3-stop Reverse-GND and a 3-top hard GND on the last two.

    I have probably lost at least one stop dynamic range in nos 2-5 by accidently shooting at ISO800.


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  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Hey Peter those pictures are lovely : and involved a heck of a lot of faffing about! Proper photography, cheers.
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  6. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Not really. I would spend less than 10 minutes per composite picture as I have now got a (haphazard) routine that works for me until I can enhance my Photoshop skills. Most people that I shoot with under these conditions use manual blending which I still have in the too hard basket (although I did manage once on a limited scale).
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