Naturescapes and Twilight. Many images!

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by napilopez, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Reposted from dpreview,

    So the past couple of weeks I've been able to get some photos in nicer light that I usually shoot in, maybe because this time I actually tried to go out and shoot in nice light, haha. Thought I might share. Hope you enjoy; C&C welcome!

    The first three images were at the Yonkers Riverfront, Yonkers being my hometown city located about 20 minutes from Manhattan. The rest were at Riverside Park in Manhattan. All were shot with my G3 using the 45mm f1.8 except the black and white trees shot. Processed through LR4.1 As usual.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15936785">[​IMG]"Birdy by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15936785">Birdy</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854127"> 4. "Untitled by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854127">Untitled</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15033637"> 4. "Yonkers Riverfront by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15033637">Yonkers Riverfront</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15853777">[​IMG]"Fall in Black and White by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15853777">Fall in Black and White</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15855767"> 4. "3 Kids by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15855767">3 Kids</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854691"> 4. "Golden Fall by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854691">Golden Fall</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    This day ended up having some of the nicest light I've ever seen in NYC. I had to *reduce* the saturation on the above shot. Wish I had more dynamic range for it too!

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854161"> 4. "Me by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854161">Me</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854227">[​IMG]"Sky Ablaze by Napier Lopez (napilopez) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15854227">Sky Ablaze</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/napilopez">Napier Lopez</a></font>

    It also ended up having one of the nicest skies I've ever seen in New York. Unfortunately when it started to look like this, I was in my car. This was the best I could muster at a red light, cropping out the nearby buildings and cloning out a street lamp. It's also my best attempt at recreating the actual colors, since the camera utterly failed to do so by default. It looked ablaze.
     
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  2. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Dan
    Nice work!
     
  3. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    You have a lot of good ones there. I enjoy the first one but I think it might looks a bit better if you push the contrast a bit more. I think #4 and 5 are my favorites, the black and white trees look almost dream like to me.
     
  4. melonbread

    melonbread Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 27, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Jannette
    I love that three kids image - the way the light hits them! Beautiful work <3
     
  5. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Thanks! I wish I had exposed the kids' image properly from the get-go; as it was I had to push the exposure up to get the look I was aiming for, adding noise.