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  1. #1381

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's a quick Pretty for today. In this case the term "Pretty" really applies because I have photographed this performer several times in different shows and she is very pretty and extremely photogenic. She is the perfect example of why I like to shoot parades with a zoom lens so I can get in close to them and capture the emotion on their faces.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's the Pretty for today. I really like this one because of the simple, timeless feeling it conveys. I'm finding more and more that I enjoy shooting directly into the late afternoon sun with a -2 exposure compensation to evoke a certain mood.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    8-30-11
    Todayís ďDisneyland Photo Tip of the DayĒ is a quick and simple one that for lack of a better term I will call Widen Up.

    I mentioned a little while ago that I recently bought a Sigma 8-16mm Wide Angle Lens. Since that time, Iíve been experimenting with ways of using it that take advantage of the ultra wide angle and the distortion a lens like that creates. At first, I wasnít very happy with the lens because I didnít like the way it curved things inward from the outside edges. Iím a pretty linear thinker and like my lines to be straight, unless I intentionally make them crooked.

    As time goes on and I use it more and more, Iím really beginning to enjoy that distortion and am learning to use it to enhance an image. One of the ways that Iím using it a lot lately is by looking straight up and utilizing the curve of the lens to grab trees and other items from the outer fringes of the frame and bring them into the center. This fills up the frame with more subject matter and gives a better sense of location and surroundings to the image.

    Here are some examples to illustrate my point.












    Iím still experimenting with this lens and read an article the other day about using a wide angle lens for pictures of people, so Iím dying to give that a shot. As I learn more about using a specialty lens like this, Iíll pass it on.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    love the tree one where the branch edges elongate along the edge.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    ^Same here. Beautiful work.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Looks like you are really learning how to rock this lens. Great images!

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Amazing. Very beautiful, I really love the one where you are sort of looking up at the castle.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Nice Mike.

    I too am learning how to properly use my UWA to it's full potential.

    Thanks for the tip

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    love the tree one where the branch edges elongate along the edge.
    Quote Originally Posted by doppio View Post
    ^Same here. Beautiful work.
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlotteS View Post
    Looks like you are really learning how to rock this lens. Great images!
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    Amazing. Very beautiful, I really love the one where you are sort of looking up at the castle.
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    Nice Mike.

    I too am learning how to properly use my UWA to it's full potential.

    Thanks for the tip
    Thanks everyone. It took me a little while, but I am starting to really enjoy the wide angle view of things, especially the unique views it can offer.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    I really like the tiki room and castle shots! I've been addicted to ultra wide angle for some time now
    Died in 1720 ya know...

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    These are really cool.

    It is amazing how much difference there is between the 8-16 and the 10-20 which I just got. Effectively you are talking about 12.8 mm versus 16 mm when both are wide open on our cameras, which doesnt seem all that different, but it is really a huge difference in the shots.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Very nice. I love some good UWA distortion.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Today's "Pretty" for the day is somewhat of an interesting one in the context of how it was shot. A few weeks ago Tiki Mike and I spent some time in the pirate caves on Tom Sawyer Island taking pictures as best we could. I had my Gorilla Pod with me and used it for a few shots but for this one, there is no place to set it up, nor a full size tripod. If you've seen this scene in the cave, you know it is extremely dark and the viewing window is really small and has a rope net across the front of it. I leaned against the wall and rested my camera against the wall and tried to run a 3 shot bracket for a HDR. This failed miserably because there was no way I could hold my camera still for 30 seconds.

    Frustrated, I decided to think a little outside the box and use some of the cameras built in automatic features to see what they could do. I switched it to Night Snapshot, where the flash will fire but at a reduced capacity and the shutter will stay open afterwards to allow the light of the scene to show up. The exposure time was 3.2 seconds, ISO 1600, Exposure Compensation -1/3, with the aperture of 5.6. I had to use the content aware spot healing brush in Photoshop Elements to get rid of the netting that was across the frame, but all in all, I am very happy with the results.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    For being as dark as it was in there with no way to steady the camera, that came out great!
    Died in 1720 ya know...

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Sorry I didn't get a normal post up today. Been swamped stemming peppers. Hopefully I'll have a somewhat helpful tutorial up tomorrow. In the mean time, here's a "Pretty" for today.
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