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October 11th, 2009
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An attractive squall






ABEND. Absent by Enforced Net Deprivation, the result of Friday's storm, which took out a tree and consequently our phone line so yesterday's picture becomes today's. Didya miss me?

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From:firesmithsghost
Date:October 11th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
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We were just about to drink teh Kool Aid when this photo was posted.

I love rainbows. That's a really good shot to get the color so vivid. What settings did you use?
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 11th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
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I don't recall the exact settings, and work doesn't allow me to install exif-reading software, but I can find out when I get home. The exposure compensation was -1 and I did up the contrast in post. The picture is pretty true to reality.
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From:firesmithsghost
Date:October 11th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)

The picture is pretty true to reality.

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That's obvious, actually. I spent he better part of an hour one day taking a slew of shots of a rainbow changing the settings with every shot. It came out okay, but your shot was the one I was trying for.

The bad thing is I have to wait until another one to experiment again.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 11th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)

Re: The picture is pretty true to reality.

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Yes - step 1, wait for a particularly intense rainbow.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 12th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
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The stats: 50mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO = 200. Shot in aperture priority mode, with Ev=-1. Cropped and contrast increased in post.
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From:firesmithsghost
Date:October 12th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
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1/1000 sec

Why this, please.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 12th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
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Shooting in Av mode, I didn't choose that explicitly.

At f/8 and Ev = 0 I was getting too much motion-blur in the tree branches and they were obscuring the cranes. I took it up to f/4 to stop that, then decided the auto-exposure was getting it wrong and the image was too bright so set Ev = -1. 1/1000 sec is what you end up with after that fiddling.

Here's the original:
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Edited at 2009-10-12 10:11 am (UTC)
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From:firesmithsghost
Date:October 12th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
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*taking notes*
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From:ayoub
Date:October 11th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
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I like your version of ABEND...

LMAO! :D
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 11th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
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That use of ABEND is not original to me - it traces back to a usenet newsgroup that a number of my LJ friends will be familiar with.
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From:ayoub
Date:October 12th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
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:D

Well, until your use above, the only one I knew of was the old Novell message :D
From:siliconshaman
Date:October 11th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I wondered what happened..figured it had to be something like this insofar as you haven't missed a day yet.

The picture is spectacular, and rainbows are tricky to capture right.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 11th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
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That they are - I think the eye/brain combo distinguises them from the background more easily than the camera sensor.
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From:wcg
Date:October 11th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
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I did miss you, yes. Thought it might be travel related.

It's nice to see the old familiar harbour and gantry cranes.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:October 11th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
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The gum tree has grown enough in the time I have been doing this that it usually obscures the cranes now. I am hoping that it will eventually live up to the gum tree's reputation of losing limbs in high winds, but as yet, no joy.
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