Old 01-19-2008, 03:20 AM   #26
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we didn't have much snow coming down in central VA, but it was beautiful nonetheless.


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Old 01-19-2008, 10:41 AM   #27
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Let's see the reject! C'mon, share!
OK, OK! I figured I'd just fix it up and show an accepted shot, but here it is. Any tips welcome. I figure the noise is on the nose. Also, this is cropped in a bit, the original is more expansive.

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Old 01-19-2008, 10:54 AM   #28
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The "noise" looks like snow to me. What were your settings? It ain't any different looking from this:

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Here's one I got last night in the snow...

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And the same train today on its return trip to Chicago:

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #29
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And here is the accepted shot:

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Great contrast and shot Janusz! well done!
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Image © Jim Thias
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Image © Janusz Mrozek
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #32
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Thanks, guys.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:35 PM   #33
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And here is the accepted shot:

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Excellent.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:52 PM   #34
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I thing I just realized and has not been noted is how shutter speed can affect falling snow. here is a few examples:

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1/200 sec.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:16 PM   #35
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I shot this with a Nikon 85mm manual lens on my Nikon D200 body. I think it helps when you're dealing with those big-a## flakes you get sometimes.

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I'll admit that I let the camera set the shutter speed based on what F stop I'm using. With this train moving at a 10mph pace, I could have set the shutter speed a bit quicker to freeze the flakes. The truth is, I'm haven't learned most of the functions of that camera in the YEAR I've owned it. I shot F3's w/K64 for about a decade plus before I bought the DSLR and I got lazy after years of all manual shooting. One day I'll dig deeper, one day...
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Nice shot, Mike. CP red always looks great in the snow, especially with big flakes.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:14 PM   #37
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Just wanted to bump this one up to share something with you guys that I "made" a week or so ago. I love shooting in falling snow, but I was having a problem with snow getting on my lens, even with the standard "long" lens hood that came with my lens. I recently purchased a replacement for my first one stripping (wouldn't stay tight on my lens), so I found myself with an extra one. For a few days I'd been trying to come up with an idea for a lens hood extension, so I looked around my house and found an old record sleeve that wasn't being used. I pulled it apart and wrapped it around my extra lens hood and then went to work with some duct tape (haha). I also used a couple of strips of duct tape to get it to screw firmly on my lens again, and this is what I came up with:



As you can see, it's adds a good 6-8" to the lens hood. Just make sure if you make something like this, you keep the same taper as the lens hood, so as to avoid any of it showing around the edges when you zoom out.

Here's a shot I got last week in some seriously blowing snow:

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No way I get that shot with the standard lens hood on there. My lens would have been covered with snow/water in a matter of seconds. I stood out there and shot off about 10 pics as the train slowly approached, and never had one spot of water on my lens.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:34 PM   #38
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Just wanted to bump this one up to share something with you guys that I "made" a week or so ago. I love shooting in falling snow, but I was having a problem with snow getting on my lens, even with the standard "long" lens hood that came with my lens. I recently purchased a replacement for my first one stripping (wouldn't stay tight on my lens), so I found myself with an extra one. For a few days I'd been trying to come up with an idea for a lens hood extension, so I looked around my house and found an old record sleeve that wasn't being used. I pulled it apart and wrapped it around my extra lens hood and then went to work with some duct tape (haha). I also used a couple of strips of duct tape to get it to screw firmly on my lens again, and this is what I came up with:



As you can see, it's adds a good 6-8" to the lens hood. Just make sure if you make something like this, you keep the same taper as the lens hood, so as to avoid any of it showing around the edges when you zoom out.

Here's a shot I got last week in some seriously blowing snow:

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No way I get that shot with the standard lens hood on there. My lens would have been covered with snow/water in a matter of seconds. I stood out there and shot off about 10 pics as the train slowly approached, and never had one spot of water on my lens.


Thats pretty cool, ive been thinking of making something like this, but more so for the purpose of protecting my lenses in the rain.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:46 PM   #39
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Thats pretty cool, ive been thinking of making something like this, but more so for the purpose of protecting my lenses in the rain.
Yes, it works well for that, too!
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