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the 10 floor

August 31 2012 at 6:53 AM

Casey  (Login shimokita)
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Looking toward Shinjuku from the apartment complex my friend's parents... about 10 minutes by bicycle from home wink.gif.


10F (c) shimokita


using 50mm and YA2 filter
Thanks for looking,
Casey


 
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Eduardo
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Aaah, the cropping dilemma

August 31 2012, 7:16 AM 

Did you went through it?

I think you made the right decision. That almost overexposed foreground is what gives depth to the photo, and also a bit of intimacy and "reality": "this is a real city".
Nice...

 
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Casey
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this is almost the entire frame...

August 31 2012, 7:37 AM 


I cropped a little but only because I rotated the image slightly to correct the horizon. I have a version with the city skyline only but it's a bit "thin". Photos as reality is becoming a difficult concept to grasp recently... Soon you will find me playing with color again and wishing I was back with b&w wink.gif.

The good news is that I will take a short holiday next weekend and take some nature photos by the lake.

Casey


 
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Echi
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Are those powerlines across the sky?

August 31 2012, 9:43 AM 

Wow. I agree with Eduardo aboutit being a 'real city' with that foreground. I need to learn these filter thingies.

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Casey
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yes... long powerlines...

September 1 2012, 5:45 PM 


I edited out some of the overhead power line spacers as they were a bit outstanding. Never say never when editing wink.gif.

The filter thingie is not that difficult and I only carry a few: Protect, MC-Y2 (multi-coat yellow), MC-YA2 (orange), R2 (red), and PL (or CPL for digital). I have a Po1 (green) but don't use it.

The yellow, orange, and red are mostly for the sky (b&w film). I guess they would work with digital monochrome in post processing. The PL/CPL for the sky and reflected water (b&w/color film/digital).

I have read that a PL+Red is good to reduce haze with b&w film, but I have not tried it. 95% of the time I use a yellow filter.

Casey


 
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Echi
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Will have to get pointers from you...

September 1 2012, 6:43 PM 

If and when.

Thanks!

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Casey
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double post

September 1 2012, 7:14 PM 


Hi Echi... Quite often recently your replies and posts are double. Mobile app problem. I also see this on social media sites with mobile users... Just in case you didn't notice it wink.gif

Casey

 
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Echi
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Noticed it with the ipad...

September 1 2012, 8:02 PM 

For the past few days, i have been unable to post comments on fb. No reply button for some reason so i hit 'return' a few times to no avail. Then there are those times that the connection would be slow when posting replies ... Hope it doesnt inconvenience you big time:)

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Casey
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no inconvenience at all... ;-)

September 2 2012, 6:43 AM 


just wanted to make sure you noticed the double posts... For sure sometimes the connection (to where ever) runs slow for what ever reason and a double punch on the post/respond/reply button will normally generate multiple posts.

Sometimes the connection just hangs in mid process and I can't do anything. When I cancel and restart the post is there... go figure. It's got to the point where I normally compose my post/reply in notepad and copy&paste into what ever I am working on (TP, FB, RRF...).

If/when I see it, I normally delete the duplicate post.

Casey


 
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Jeff warden
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The filter was a good choice I think.

August 31 2012, 3:51 PM 

You got the sky, but it didn't go too contrasty. Last year I experimented with a heavy red filter on a day with a similar sky and hated it (the sky went almost black with cottony white clouds which looked too Ansel Adams-ish). Now I have an expensive red filter I never use happy.gif

I agree with the comments about including the reality of the lower quarter of the image, which I like. Wouldn't it have been great if someone were standing in the window having a smoke or something?

Great shot.

Jeff

 
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Casey
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hahaha try the red filter again...

September 1 2012, 5:54 PM 


with fujifilm wink.gif. It really depends on the day and the situation, but a red filter can be useful (but not often used). I read that a red in combination with a PL will kill the haze... have to try that combination with ISO400...

I like the idea of someone in the window... shall I knock on the door and make a request wink.gif. This weekend we have rain so the wonderful clouds are gone... but hopefully they will come back. Cold weather expected in October... Next weekend I will be at the lake for a well needed break. Maybe I take the rangefinder this trip.

Casey


 
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Pete Saunders
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Sweeping view! Nice B&W tones. :)

September 3 2012, 3:49 PM 

happy.gif

 
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Casey
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thanks Pete... I have to try an evening shot sometime (nt)

September 4 2012, 12:56 AM 

nt

 
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