Old Red Barn Two Ways … New: Wanted to Buy service announced « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Old Red Barn Two Ways ... New: Wanted to Buy service announced

What’s Up?

On Monday I did third edits on the UK Puffin and Gannets IPT and the Bear Boat Cubs IPT to Transfer files so that I can get some space on my laptop. One thing is for sure, I keep a lower percentage of the images that I create than anyone I know of; 264 from the UK trip, and only 211 from the bear boat trip. I swam midday in the drizzle and once it stopped raining I continued micro-adjusting and working on the new guide. More in store tomorrow since I got my new 5D Mark IV.

On the 5D IV, I know that different folks have different shooting styles. That said, I have never filled the buffer on a 5D IV body.

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New: Wanted to Buy Service

I am gonna give this a try. If you would like to post a wanted to buy item I will be glad to post it on the blog provided that you agree to pay me a 2 1/2 per cent finder’s fee if I am successful, 2 1/2% of the what you wind up paying for the item. To list an item, please click only here to shoot me an e-mail.

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The Streak

Today marks ten days in a row with a new educational blog post. This blog post took less than one hour to create.




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This in-camera Art Vivid image was created on the last afternoon of the 2017 Palouse IPT with the Induro GIT 304L/Induro ballhead-mounted Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens (at 8mm) and my favorite bird photography camera body, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +/-3 stops around a base exposure of +1 stop yielded a base exposure of 1/13 sec. at f/8 in Av mode. WB = 4500K. Live View with 2-second timer.

Center Flexi-Zone single/Rear Focus AF. (I use rear focus for nearly all of my scenic and Urbex photography.) Click here to see the latest version of the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Image #1: Old red barn at 8mm

The Circle Lens is Fun

While the circle lens is great fun to use, it is a difficult lens to use. It works best on cloudy days. If the sun is shining and coming over your shoulder you will likely have your shadow in the image. And if the sun is out and is in the frame you will get horrific flare. What’s amazing about this image is that the lens was about 2 inches from the barn yet saw wide enough to include two telephone poles!

Do compare this image with today’s other featured image (below).

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This in-camera Art Vivid image was created on the last afternoon of the 2017 Palouse IPT with the Induro GIT 304L/Induro ballhead-mounted Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens (at 81mm) and my favorite bird photography camera body, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +/-3 stops around a base exposure of +1 stop yielded a base exposure of 1/25 sec. at f/8 in Av mode. WB = 4500K. Live View with 2-second timer.
Lower left Flexi-Zone single/Rear Focus AF. (I use rear focus for nearly all of my scenic and Urbex photography.) Click here to see the latest version of the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Image #2: Old red barn

Old Red Barn at 81mm

To create this image I move the tripod back about 50 feet. At first glance it looks as if I was photographing two different subjects, but if you take a close look at the two images you will note the same features n each photograph. Aside from the crazy angle of view in Image #1, there are two things that confuse me:

  • 1-With pretty much the same exposure and HDR settings I simply do not understand how the color of the barn in the two images were so different. I even worked on the color of Image #1 to bring it closer to Image #2 yet the difference in the color of the two images is still huge.
  • 2-I cannot understand why Image #2 shows so much yellow as compared to Image #1. My only thought there is that with such a wide angle view the yellow strips were minimized to nothingness (if that makes any sense at all) …

Which Do You Like Best?

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11 comments to Old Red Barn Two Ways … New: Wanted to Buy service announced

  • avatar Jake

    Hi Artie I much prefer image #2 in today’s post. I do not like the way that the fish eye lens distorts the verticals in image #1, it means that the geometry of the shot is lost and that is one of the most appealing parts of the shot. I like the colors in both images but I have no idea why the colors of different in the images as they were both shot at K4500.
    Jake

    • avatar Jake

      I like the shapes of image #2 and the opposing colors and sizes of the different quadrilaterals is pleasing. However the image seems quite flat (understandable given that it is a HDR image. I think it would benefit from the blacks being raised just a little bit, to ensure there is a black point.

      • avatar Jake

        BUT my monitor (my phone screen for this post) is not callibrated so the image may look very different to you and my comment on the blacks may not be valid. I am interested to find out what caused the difference in colour between the two lenses.
        Jake

  • avatar Doug

    Looks like a blue cast, 2 guesses why. Similar to why we have Blue sky or similar to underwater photography.
    The curvature of the lens may be better at grabbing blue light, or reflect off other colors, and then scatter the blue through the image. Think light from the extreme angles.
    The lens may be thick enough to absorb more of the other colors but the blue penetrates more easily.

  • avatar Matt Sutherland

    I prefer image 1. I like the contrast and richness of the colors more, and I like that my eyes travel when I look at it. There is more to investigate and discover. And it looks like a big wooden Pumpkin.

    As for the reason for color difference– although it may seem counter-intuitive, does a super wide lens like that in effect “compress” the characteristics of the reflected light of the subject when it gets so much more into the same recorded space? I remember the colors in your lighthouse circle image also being very rich– both blues and whites. Other than that, and maybe shutter speed differences, the only thing I can think of is that the lens may have very different coatings than the longer glass.

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Good thoughts. Thanks for sharing. And welcome to the blog 🙂

      with love, artie

  • The circular image is my favorite just looks neat to me. Thats pretty interesting about the color.

  • avatar Elinor Osborn

    wild,wild guess—Was the lens picking up more gray light from the sky in the round image and subduing the colors? Was the barn side was more “shaded” and flat to the camera so the lens was picking up much less skylight?