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Some of my latest pictures
« on: 31 / March / 2008, 01:01:39 »
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These are some of my latest pictures i've been able to take using Allbest's CHDK build on my Canon Powershot SD1000. Im very pleased and SO happy i found this! Thank you everybody who is behind CHDK and all of the builds :D

HDR Pictures:














Pictures Shot in raw then edited in Photoshop:







Tell me what you guys think! :D I've had some people say they're shocked to find out i took these with a p&s, its always fun being the underdog  :D
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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #1 on: 31 / March / 2008, 02:42:25 »
Excellent! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #2 on: 31 / March / 2008, 03:01:10 »
nice pics. can you describe in what way and how CHDK enhanced your way of photography, i.e. on a per picture basis - what specific chdk feature did you use to accomplish the outcome like you wanted it to be. would be excellent example material for chdk newbies and people who dont "think in numbers" (artist vs. engineer), i.e. amateur photographers.

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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #3 on: 31 / March / 2008, 06:23:38 »
nice pics. can you describe in what way and how CHDK enhanced your way of photography, i.e. on a per picture basis - what specific chdk feature did you use to accomplish the outcome like you wanted it to be. would be excellent example material for chdk newbies and people who dont "think in numbers" (artist vs. engineer), i.e. amateur photographers.
The 2 main things were bracketing in continuous mode and the ability to shoot in raw. The picture of me on the wall and the picture of my dog would not have been possible had i not shot in raw.
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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #4 on: 31 / March / 2008, 07:43:38 »
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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #5 on: 31 / March / 2008, 12:41:44 »
First I thought again someone who used all the effects on his HDR Prog, but then as the amount of pixels raised
I found out that prejudice was wrong.
I really like the one with the fence and the one of the alley(hope that this is the right word...). :D

You are now allowed to use your camera again.  :haha  :D

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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #6 on: 31 / March / 2008, 13:03:17 »
I think this is the first time in the whole last year where someone posted photos that I thought were really well done and actually worth seeing. A bit like that phrase "So shineth a good deed in a weary world." The net is filled to the brim with cr@p photography. Sometimes I just want to poke my eyes out with a hot-iron. :) I'm a harsh critic when it comes to photography but yours were a pleasure to see. (Even when I had to wait 10 minutes to let them load on my rural dial-up line. I went and made a load of cookies and threw them in the oven to pass the time.)

A nice addition to show the benefits of using CHDK too.

I'd be interested in hearing what you did to obtain/create the rural night scene. Was it actually done at night? Or did you just do a lot of editing on a daylit photo to obtain that? (Moonlit photos are almost indistinguishable from sunlit ones, when exposed properly. It's a careful exposure and editing balancing-act to make moonlight look like moonlight.) While photo editing isn't supposed to be a CHDK forum topic, if it required overridden shutter speeds for a true moonlit shot, then knowing how it was done would qualify for being on-topic. :)

Well done. Thanks.
The blueish one with the cool sky is actually my back yard. I saw the clouds and instantly thought that it would be a neat shot, i bracketed like 3 or 4 exposures and tried merging them into an hdr but it looked like [admin: avoid swearing please] as it was a windy day and the clouds moved between pics. After ditching the multiple exposure idea i took the raw from the normally exposed one and created an hdr from that one, it actually turned out quite nice. It was mid day for that one.

As for the urban pictures, those are from last night. My friend (who just bought a nikon d40x) and i went downtown, i may not look as professional with my p&s on a tripod vs his dslr on a tripod but my pictures combat his. It was a muggy / damp night, it actually started raining right after we left. The only light in those pictures was from the alley lights, as soon as i saw it i knew it would be a cool picture. glad to see someone liked it =D

By far the most useful feature that i've grown acustom to using now is shooting in raw, you can just get such a better looking end result when you edit a raw vs editing a jpg. Without CHDK i would not be able to make pictures nearly as good as what i can with it. Thank you again to all of the developers i love my camera now =D
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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #7 on: 31 / March / 2008, 23:51:55 »

Coutts

First of all,thanking you for posting examples of some nice and realistic HDRs.
I'm so amazed with the last one that I can't help asking you some questions regarding that.

What settings you used for the last night shot? Can you post the EXIF please?

If you used long exposures (as I can guess from the high DOF),how did you manage the noise
that appear on the corners of the photo?

Did you use the merge to HDR command,or did some blending through layer mask?

It would be greatly helpful for newbies like me if you answer these!


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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #8 on: 01 / April / 2008, 00:08:18 »

Coutts

First of all,thanking you for posting examples of some nice and realistic HDRs.
I'm so amazed with the last one that I can't help asking you some questions regarding that.

What settings you used for the last night shot? Can you post the EXIF please?

If you used long exposures (as I can guess from the high DOF),how did you manage the noise
that appear on the corners of the photo?

Did you use the merge to HDR command,or did some blending through layer mask?

It would be greatly helpful for newbies like me if you answer these!

The last picture was not an hdr. i just shot a normal picture (let the camera decide what to do) and edited the raw in photoshop.

As for the dof the exposure has nothing to do with dof, aperture does. my camera only has 1 aperture setting and a simulated f/8.0 with the nd filter, these pictures were taken at F/2.8.

As for hte hdr merging, i used Photomatix Pro and then touched it up in photoshop.

hope this helps!
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Re: Some of my latest pictures
« Reply #9 on: 01 / April / 2008, 00:26:46 »
 
As for the dof the exposure has nothing to do with dof, aperture does.

What I actually meant here is that if you use a smaller aperture to get broad DOF,you must expose
longer to avoid underexposure.
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