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A Wide Angle View of POTC

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by , 12-12-2008 at 11:57 PM
So...I made a trip in to Disneyland today with my Nikon D90 that I'm....um....er...getting for Christmas (I had to test it out to see if it works...yeah...that's it) and I tried a few experiments to see if I could use the Sigma 10-24 on Pirates. So, after cranking the ISO up to 6400, I tried a few shots, and here are the results.

The first couple of shots were a bit darker than I would have liked. POTC is always a bit tricky as it's just so darn dark in there and you are always moving...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0821.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0820.jpg[/IMG]

On with the shots. I made a couple of trips as I wanted shots both fore and aft. So on my first trip around I sat in the front, and on the second, I sat in the very back. I believe this is a shot looking back as you approach the lightning...


[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0819.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC081.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0818.jpg[/IMG]


The chess players...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC082.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0823.jpg[/IMG]

The captain's quarters...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC083.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC084.jpg[/IMG]



A look back at the treasure...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0826.jpg[/IMG]


And looking forward to Davy Jones...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0825.jpg[/IMG]

I've been trying to get some decent shots of the Pirate Ship for a looong time now, and I was pleased that these actually came out!

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC086.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0827.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC087.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC088.jpg[/IMG]


I am not cheekin! I will not talk...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC089.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0829.jpg[/IMG]


The Auction...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0810.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0811.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0831.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0832.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0812.jpg[/IMG]

It's a bit hard to see with the wide lens, but this would be Jack hiding in the barrel...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0833.jpg[/IMG]


A look back...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0834.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0813.jpg[/IMG]


The pirate band...and donkey...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0835.jpg[/IMG]

The burning town...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0814.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0815.jpg[/IMG]


And another look back...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0836.jpg[/IMG]


The prison...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0816.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0838.jpg[/IMG]


And the esplosivo scene...

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0817.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0839.jpg[/IMG]

And one final shot of Captain Jack..

[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Pythonrules/DLR%202008-09/POTC0840.jpg[/IMG]


I'll try to have more shots up in another thread that I got with the 50 mm 1.4 lens earlier in the week.

That' all for now. :)

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Updated 12-13-2008 at 12:23 AM by Mac Daddy

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  1. orbitalpunk's Avatar
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    nice man. I spent countless days shooting pirates before they did the big refurb. I went on it over and over till my pictures were clear. thats how i got my avatar. its take hard work and dedication. Just keep practicing. try to move against the motion of your boat. its helps. and F stop is your friend. Your 50 1.4 will do the trick for sure. use 1.4-1.6. thats all you need. the DOF will be narrow but you wont notice since things are so far and the speed is much more important. also congrats on the D90. Doesnt it take video? Try it on pirates next time. see if anything comes out. I ordered my 5D Mark II months ago and it finally shipped today and arrives wednesday. I can't wait to try and record HD video on pirates with it. at 6400iso and F 1.4, it should blow my video camera away.
  2. Mac Daddy's Avatar
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    Thanks OP. I've been trying different things with the D90. The first time I went on with it, I shot in aperture priority mode with my 50mm at 1.4 and found that the camera completely over blows the shots and slows the lens speed down to 1 or 2 seconds...which doesn't work too well when you're moving. I tried again after that with some manual settings and had much better luck. I'm hoping to find a sweet spot with the 1.4 lens and just hope for the right moment when the boat isn't bouncing back and forth on the track. I'll post a couple of these further down as quite a few came out with the 1.4 a few days ago. My primary goal here was to get a shot of the ship as you exit the cave, which doesn't work so well with the 50mm. I wasn't sure I could get ANYTHING with the wide lens as I think the lowest stop was F4, so I was pretty happy with what I got. Yes, the D90 also shoots video, but it won't autofocus when you are shooting. Kind of a major drawback, but I think Nikon thought of it as more of an extra than a fully functional video camera. I'll have to try some shots at the park with it soon. Thanks for your advice.
  3. Armadillo4's Avatar
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    Sweet pirates treasure!!! These are some of the coolest photos of POTC that I've ever seen.

    The combination of the D90...really, ISO 6400(!!!) and the wide angle lens makes for some INCREDIBLE photos. I never thought that the pirate ship would be captured so clearly. Terrific work Mac Daddy!!! I'm glad you have a nice Christmas present to play with.