BAA Bulletin #425 is On-line
BAA Bulletin #425 is on-line and can be viewed here.
- Bosque IPT & Canon Digital Learning Center Trip Report
- “Birds of Paradise” by Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes
- West Nyack, NY Event: Triple Header
- Used Camera Gear (including some great new listings!)
- BIRDS AS ART/A Creative Adventure Barnegat Jetty IPT
- The Barnegat Jetty Site Guide
- Barnegat Jetty Site Guide Kudos
- B&H (Free) Event Space Events!
West Nyack, NY Event: Triple Header
If you live in the NY metropolitan area be sure to see the information on the Triple Header program this Saturday either in BAA Bulletin #425 or here in item 1. We hope to see you there. It’s super-cheap: only $10. And you can pay at the door by check. Or click here to register on-line.
This image above was created from the image below with the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM AF Lens (hand held at 35mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only) $200 instant savings + 2% Reward [expires 5 JAN] ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/60 at f/7.1 in Tv mode. Central Sensor Surround/AI Servo/Rear Focus AF on the flock in flight and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see the spectacular larger version.
Note that with a distant flock a shutter speed of 1/60 sec. the birds in flight were rendered relatively sharp. I used the technique for low-light shooting that is described in detail in the hugely popular eBook, “A Guide to Pleasing Blurs” by Denise Ippolito and yours truly.
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Image Transformation Questions
The image above was the lead image in BAA Bulletin #425. As noted in the caption, it was created in Photoshop from the original capture immediately below.
This was the original capture from which the optimized image above was created.
#1: What did I do in Photoshop? I used at least 5 different major techniques. There are lots of clues. List as many as you can. I will post a response in a new blog post on Sunday.
#2: Do you like the inclusion of the fine tree branches on the left frame-edge? Why or why not?
#3: What would you have done differently? And why?
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LensCoats. I have a LensCoat on each of my big lenses to protect them from nicks and thus increase their re-sales value. All my big lens LensCoat stuff is in Hardwood Snow pattern.
LegCoat Tripod Leg Covers. I have four tripods active and each has a Hardwood Snow LegCoat on it to help prevent further damage to my tender shoulders 🙂 And you will love them in mega-cold weather….
Gizo GT3532 LS CF Tripod. This one replaces the GT3530LS Tripod and will last you a lifetime. Learn more about this great tripod here.
Mongoose M3.6 Tripod Head. Right now this is the best tripod head around for use with lenses that weigh less than 9 pounds. For heavier lenses, check out the Wimberley V2 head.
Double Bubble Level. You will find one in my camera’s hot shoe whenever I am not using flash.
The Lens Align Mark II. I use the Lens Align Mark II pretty much religiously to micro-adjust all of my gear an average of once a month and always before a major trip. Enjoy our free comprehensive tutorial here.
BreezeBrowser. I do not see how any digital photographer can exist without this program.
Delkin Flash Cards. I use and depend on Delkin compact Flash Cards and card readers most every day. Learn more about their great 700X and 1000X cards here or about my favorite Delkin card here.