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@TrevorOutlaw  Those pictures are beautiful!  I've been along the Blue Ridge Parkway and some of the vistas are absolutely stunning!  <3

 

When you're high up and looking down into the valleys you feel like you're on top of the world.  :)

 

9 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Uh... my iPhone doesn't have all those settings... :(

 

:lol: :lol:

 

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16 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Uh... my iPhone doesn't have all those settings... :( 


Check this out:

How to get long exposures, and beautiful images of flowing water, on just an iPhone
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/11/15/how-get-long-long-exposures-iphone/858794001/

 

6 Advanced iPhone Camera Controls For Jaw-Dropping Photographs

https://iphonephotographyschool.com/iphone-camera-controls/

 

 

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19 hours ago, HyReZ said:

You did not mention your ISO setting for the shot. I should be between 200-400 to keep data noise down.

 

 

If you were referring to the photograph BoltBait was inquiring about, I checked the EXIF data and it doesn't mention it.  I think it was either 400 or 800, can't remember, because the ND filter was lowering the amount of light hitting the sensor, forcing me to go up in the ISO.

 

@BoltBait I also seem to recall tweaking with the saturation setting, although I am not certain, and I almost always set the camera to take picture in vivid mode.

 

This website is an excellent resource to learn some tips, technique, and tutorials on getting the most out of the camera.  https://www.picturecorrect.com/

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8 hours ago, lynxster4 said:

@TrevorOutlaw  Those pictures are beautiful!  I've been along the Blue Ridge Parkway and some of the vistas are absolutely stunning!  <3

 

When you're high up and looking down into the valleys you feel like you're on top of the world.  :)

 

 

:lol: :lol:

 

 

The wife and I once camped at Rocky Knob, and we woke up the next morning and went to an overlook.  WOW! To see the fog completely blanket the valley below the mountain was surreal and no matter how I tried, I couldn't adequately capture it with my camera.  You just had to be there to see it.

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5 hours ago, TrevorOutlaw said:

 

If you were referring to the photograph BoltBait was inquiring about, I checked the EXIF data and it doesn't mention it.  I think it was either 400 or 800, can't remember, because the ND filter was lowering the amount of light hitting the sensor, forcing me to go up in the ISO.


I am not aware of what app you are using to read the EXIF data, but on every digital photo that I have taken ( from five different cameras -Kodak/Panasonic/Olympus/Lumia 950/Galaxy 6 ) when I right click on the image icon and select Properties/Details, I get quite a bit of meta-data, including the ISO number.

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11 hours ago, welshblue said:

You guys have got a great eye and talent.   A pleasure to view your photos

 

I'm interested in getting into photography to go HERE which is just a few miles up the road.

Any suggestions on decent entry/ above entry level of cameras for a beginner who would have a lot to learn ?

 

Thanks for the feedback.

 

It generally depends on what you want to do with your camera.  One reason I finally bit the bullet and bought a DSLR, a Nikon D3100, was because I wanted to learn how to shoot those silky smooth waterfall, to have camera that creates a bokeh background while shooting the object, and to have greater control over aperture and shutter.  I owned about three different models of point-and-shoot digital camera, but they always left me unsatisfied, especially when I wanted to take macro photography or nature photography.

 

You could start out by buying a stock DSLR in your store, it often comes with lens, and then spend some time learning the controls of the camera.  YouTube have plenty of tutorials on the model you choose.  I remember you saying that you have shaky hands, so I would invest in a sturdy tripod, a shutter remote (I use a wireless one) since more DSLR are shipped with image stabilizer software built-in.  That link you showed a lot of aircraft in the shot, and I am willing to bet those photographers used shutter priority in order to capture high speed motion.  Nikon and Canon are popular brand and you can't go wrong with either.  It depends on your bank account and how much you are willing to invest the time, energy, and money into learning how to take pictures.

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My favorite camera is my Olympus PEN E-PL1. It is a micro four thirds camera, so it is very compact but is able to use a variety of lenses from several manufactures, designed for that format. With the proper adapter, I can even use the lenses from my other Olympus film cameras in the manual focus mode. Because of the micro four thirds format it has a small MOS sensor so most cameras of this format are ~14 megapixels. There are more cameras around now that do not have reflex (moving mirror) mechanism, but does have the larger sensor of 24.3 megapixels. Sony and now Canon have great products in that format.

I also use my Panasonic Lumix FX70 bridge camera. I think the bridge is suppose to move the user over to a DSLR 🙂
I use it when I need to have one camera that can go from 20mm - 1200mm (60x optical zoom) and shoot 1080p HD.
I have retired all of my camcorders because of this.

Even with My Microsoft Lumia 950 phone I have a 20 megapixel 26mm camera with 6 element lens and auto focus with manual over-ride.
I put in a 128 GB micro SD card when I went to Alaska, just to shoot 2160p video at 30fps HD.

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@BoltBait  The Stormtrooper ones are just awesome!  Looks like a still from one of the movies.

 

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Reviving this thread to share some photographs I took while hiking to Cascade Falls, Pembroke, Virginia.  When I found some spots along the trails to photograph, I decided to try my hand again at long exposure and did it without the use of tripod or shutter release remote, I simply set the camera to timer.  Again, my camera model is Nikon D3100 set at shutter priority.  I will add relevant EXIF information below each photograph for you.  There were no editing to the photograph! It was all done within the camera by setting white balance to "cloudy" and adjusting color temperature to dark blue range.

 

DSC-0013.jpg

EXIF: 5/8 of second, ISO 100, and at 18 mm.

 

DSC-0016.jpg

EXIF: 1/15 second, ISO 100, and at 42 mm.

 

DSC-0017.jpg

EXIF: Aperture priority, 1/8 second, ISO 100, aperture at F5.

 

Now for the grand finale...the actual Cascade Falls...

DSC-0019.jpg

EXIF: 5/8 seconds, F20, and at 18mm.

 

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Yea, I shot a lot of motion blur water scenes also. I've gone down to 2-sec shutter speeds at times. I like your first two images best.

 

Here's an Eagle I shot a few weeks ago. I did a lot of editing, might make a good wallpaper.

 

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On 2/4/2019 at 8:10 AM, HyReZ said:


Check this out:

How to get long exposures, and beautiful images of flowing water, on just an iPhone
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/11/15/how-get-long-long-exposures-iphone/858794001/

 

 

Here’s my try:

 

 

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3 hours ago, dipstick said:

That looks just like what I've done with video, I assume Apple is automating it. Basically you are blending frames together to blur the moving parts such as water. You should get cleaner results if you mount the phone on a tripod.

 

I just followed the instructions for my iPhone. 

 

Oh, and the reason it is blurry, the wind was blowing hard that day. Less than ideal conditions, I know, but I wanted to try it. 

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@HyReZ Oh nice!

 

@BoltBait You are well on your way with the iPhone and look forward to seeing what you take.

 

@welshblue Color me intrigued. What does Pembroke means?

 

@dipstick Seeing an eagle in your photograph evokes feeling in me considering eagles are my favorite animal. Great capture.

 

I do agree that the first two photographs of mine are great, and do acknowledge that the last two weren't stellar due to it being "blown out" and color temperature not being balanced.  I was rushing myself due to blocking some people on the trials.  

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