Tutankhamun in Brussels

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by f6cvalkyrie, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Yesterday, our family visited the Tutankhamen exhibition in Brussels.
    A very nice exhibition indeed, but very crowded, and extremely dark to take pictures.
    I took around 100 pics (handheld and without flash, as mandatory) with exposure times between 0.1 and 1.0 sec at iso800.
    Higher iso would have only resulted in lots of noise that is hard to get rid of.
    Only +/- 10 are OK, and only 6 good enough to share.

    Here they are !

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    All pics are edited in NIK Silver Efex.

    Looking forward to your comments !
    Rafael​
     
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  2. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Looks gorgeous, and clean too.
    Could you share your handholding technique?
     
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  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Outstanding!
     
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  4. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    My technique has nothing special, zettapixel !
    Try to stand as stable as possible (legs slightly spread), breathe quietly and hold your breath for the exposure. Softly squeeze the shutter button.

    And, if possible, lean against something or someone to add extra stability.

    Take several shots, and pray that one will be sharp ...

    Anyway, 100 shots, +/- 3 shots per subjects : 30+ subjects, and only 6 pics to share = 20% :frown::mad:

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  5. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    I'm still learning how to do it better, specifically, how to position elbows and how to avoid back and forth movements, you know, things that were obvious with SLR :smile: So far it's trial and error.
     
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  6. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Excellent photography. That death mask have always impressed me.
     
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  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    For that, I set my feet apart, but not on a line parallel to the trunk.
    One foot is well in front of the other, and I put my weight on it.
    Much more stable.

    C U,
    Rafael
     
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