Sunday morning at UCLA's Royce Hall

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by flipmack, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. flipmack

    flipmack Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2012
    irvine, CA
    I had to attend a workshop on campus this past Sunday, so I got in extra early to catch the golden hour against Royce Hall.

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    For some reason, my wide shot of Royce Hall is too wide and is cropped - it can be seen better on my blog.

    Anyway, I've recently switched to using my E-410 and ZD 14-54 as my primary camera, and I forgot how sharp the combo is - at the expense of easily-blown highlights. In my opinion, this makes me think more and analyze each shot with a bit more scrutiny...but this also adds to my photo-taking experience satisfaction, since I like knowing that I have to work on my pictures.

    The E-410 & ZD 14-54 with the EPM1 & Samyang fisheye make a great combo and fit perfectly in my Crumpler 3MDH bag!
     
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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Yeah but : the BLUE skies!
    Do you bracket too?
     
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  3. flipmack

    flipmack Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2012
    irvine, CA
    to be honest, the skies really were that blue...on one of them, the blue is a bit off because I tried to accentuate the orange brick of the building.

    No bracketing. I could probably bracket to make things a little easier..

    I have to dial in about -0.7 to -1.0 EV to prevent blown highlights, then just pull the detail out of the shadows in PP.
     
  4. SLOtographer

    SLOtographer Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Sep 1, 2013
    California
    Stan
    Nice set! It's an amazing building on the campus, along with Powell Library. Go Bruins!
     
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  5. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    +1 from a UCLA Grad.

    woof!
     
  6. flipmack

    flipmack Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2012
    irvine, CA
    here's Powell Library across from Royce:

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    A little different compared to the Royce shots...
     
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