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Watching that lightning video reminded me...going to a gig one rainy night. Stopped at a light, pouring rain, and lightning hits a tree in a front yard. Huge explosion, lights up the entire area. The tree explodes, just those in the video, tree shrapnel everywhere. A stump is all thats left among the branches and pieces and its burning. A flame burning in pouring rain. Never forgot that. Was a tad shaky during the 1st set.
 

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Me a few years back at the Toad Suck festival in Arkansas.
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Isn't this precious!
 
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Thought I'd show off a bit, last weekend I was playing around with a couple new "toys" in my bag, some neutral density filters that I can use to get about 9 stops of light attenuation, thus needing to expose the camera for 15-30 seconds even in full sunlight. Resulting in blurring out the active portions in the photo. Then I tested a new Lensbaby "Twisty 60" lens that gives a similar effect as the Petzval lens, a swirl to the background that makes some people feel sick.

Anyway, enjoy. These are from Sea Ranch on the Sonoma County coast and Salt Point State Park here in Commifornia.

Nikon D750, f/16, 25 sec, 100 ISO, 45mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 8 sec, 100 ISO, 85mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 20 sec, 100 ISO, 38mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 25 sec, 100 ISO, 38mm
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Nikon D750, Lensbaby Twisty f/2.5, 1/800 sec, 100 ISO, 60mm
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Nikon D750, Lensbaby Twisty f/2.5, 1/2000 sec, 100 ISO, 60mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 15 sec, 100 ISO, 85mm
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Thought I'd show off a bit, last weekend I was playing around with a couple new "toys" in my bag, some neutral density filters that I can use to get about 9 stops of light attenuation, thus needing to expose the camera for 15-30 seconds even in full sunlight. Resulting in blurring out the active portions in the photo. Then I tested a new Lensbaby "Twisty 60" lens that gives a similar effect as the Petzval lens, a swirl to the background that makes some people feel sick.

Anyway, enjoy. These are from Sea Ranch on the Sonoma County coast and Salt Point State Park here in Commifornia.

Nikon D750, f/16, 25 sec, 100 ISO, 45mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 8 sec, 100 ISO, 85mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 20 sec, 100 ISO, 38mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 25 sec, 100 ISO, 38mm
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Nikon D750, Lensbaby Twisty f/2.5, 1/800 sec, 100 ISO, 60mm
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Nikon D750, Lensbaby Twisty f/2.5, 1/2000 sec, 100 ISO, 60mm
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Nikon D750, f/22, 15 sec, 100 ISO, 85mm
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Wow! Those are awesome. Very fine work. Impressive. Is that background swirly effect how they get those pictures that make real objects look like miniatures? You know what I'm talking about? Here I'll dig up a pic...

 

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Excellent photos, lumpy. Was that about an ND-3 filter you used? One year while in Vietnam I discovered that I needed to use an ND-3 before I could get the light down to a manageable level where I was shooting. Had to buy one there, I only had a .6 and a one along with me.

Those are some cool (no pun intended) photos, engineer. Did you get to look over the edge?

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Wow! Those are awesome. Very fine work. Impressive. Is that background swirly effect how they get those pictures that make real objects look like miniatures? You know what I'm talking about? Here I'll dig up a pic...

Hi NewM, Yes, The effect is similar to the miniature focus manipulation, but the lens is based on the Russian Petzval design. This lens design creates the concentric blur effect around the central focus object.

Excellent photos, lumpy. Was that about an ND-3 filter you used? One year while in Vietnam I discovered that I needed to use an ND-3 before I could get the light down to a manageable level where I was shooting. Had to buy one there, I only had a .6 and a one along with me.

Those are some cool (no pun intended) photos, engineer. Did you get to look over the edge?

BF
HI BF, the filters were from ND of 3 to ND of 9 depending on the lighting. In the forest, shots were with a CPL/ND3 filter, and out in bright sunshine, I used the ND9 filter. once I went to less than 35mm on the zoom I started getting the vignetting but was too lazy to rearrange the filter stack to eliminate it.

Overall, it's just a fun hobby to have. Hang out at the coast, enjoy a nice picnic in the sunshine and warmth... Not that Antarctica isn't spectacular, but it looks too cold for me.
 

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vignetting - yeah, that's a problem with stacking filters sometimes.
I have a wide angle that I can't even put a sun shade on without clipping.
 

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I take it you still play? When ever you're driving around the Phoenix area with your drums in the car, stop over. I still dabble with my Korg Kronos2 through studio monitors or headphones.
I do. Sounds fun.

 

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