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Taroona shot tower (Tasmania, Australia)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Ted, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    Hey guys, I wanted to share this as I'm super proud of myself. As I have said in other threads, I still consider myself an absolute beginner and am constantly learning. I've had a camera for awhile now but my ex used to do all my Photoshopping for me, so this one is very much a first. Feedback and constructive criticism is very much encouraged, I'm hard to offend and very eager to improve :thumbup:

    15045334004_4d5228cb6c_b. Taroona shot tower. by Theo Batchelor, on Flickr

    "Two exposures where I took the sky from one and added it to the other. Trees are a little dodgy as I have the attention span of a five year old and there was a slight breeze between exposures. Not perfect, but I learnt a lot and I'm happy."
     
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  2. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Nice. I am guessing you are shooting from a low point pointing upwards?

    Andrew
     
  3. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    As low as my tripod could get, which was still above the base of the tower as it's actually in a hole! I believe that was the tallest structure in Australia when it was built :smile:
     
  4. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    It did make me wish I had a wider lens, though!
     
  5. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    LOL I suspect the odd Melbourne tower has surpassed it now :)

    Andrew
     
  6. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    Quite possibly! I think it's still the second tallest in Tasmania though, haha! :redface:
     
  7. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    Stitch and then correct.

    4411980710_5198dc39c3_o.
    the end of Winter
    This image is 4 portrait images stitched into a landscape. Its taken with a 50mm lens yet equals more like a 28 on full frame but the resulting file is 9,000 x 3,800 pixels.

    It the subject isn't moving wide lenses are no longer really needed :)
     
  8. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    Wow, that looks amazing! I love the colours in it too, really cool image. Did you stitch it in Photoshop? Like I said up the top, my ex girlfriend used to do all my Photoshopping for me so I'm very new at this. I will look up some tutorials :smile: