Mosman Bay

21 06 2008

Went down to Mosman Bay this afternoon with Jamie http://jamiepatersonphotography.wordpress.com/ Neal http://spoolphotography.wordpress.com/ and Clint http://clintbakerphotos.wordpress.com/ to get some shots . It was good to catch up with every one again and to meet Clint again . The light and sunset wasnt great but we did find some good locations worth revisiting when there is better light . We also had a bit of play around with some long exposures with flash burst , where we came up with the idea of revisting Mosman Bay for a bit of painting with light with long exposures and spotlights .

This was one of the shots I took , was a six image stitch .

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25 responses

21 06 2008
Dylan Fox

Really nice clean image mate! Were you using like a speedlite?

21 06 2008
thomasparkes

Nice shot Kirk, very smooth.
Nice warm colours too, well done.

22 06 2008
jamiepatersonphotography

Hi Kirk,

Is that an orange gradient you’ve applied? I think it looks pretty cool.

Dylan,

Yes we were using my 580EX speedlite.

22 06 2008
kirkhille

Hey Jamie ,
Yeah applied an orange gradent to the sky and also an warming photo filter to the shots .
Thought it would a bit different .
Also trying a darker blue version of a different shot from yesterday .

22 06 2008
kirkhille

Hey Dylan yeah we were using Jamies Speedlite to play around with , Didnt use it with this shot just did some painting with light in PS

22 06 2008
lukeaustin

Great shot Kirk. The gradient works well. I will have to meet up with you lads for a shoot. I’ve finally got a pano head so I am looking to try learn how to use it effectively, who better to learn from than the masters. I’ll have to pepper you with questions.

22 06 2008
clintbaker85

great shot mate, was great to shoot with you guys might ahve to do it again soon with some better sky….

22 06 2008
spoolphotography

Very nice kirk I like the treatment you have given this image.

22 06 2008
Mel

Love it, love it, love it!!!

22 06 2008
kirkhille

Thanks Neal , yeah thought I would try a little bit of PS seening as the light wasnt great

22 06 2008
kirkhille

Thanks Mel 🙂

22 06 2008
kirkhille

Thanks Clint ,
Yeah nice to meet you again ,Cool Just got to wait for some better light
I still keen for a shot of the Martime Museam

22 06 2008
kirkhille

Cool Luke ,
What Head did you end up going for ?
I still havent used mine that much

22 06 2008
Dylan Fox

Yeah how good are those speedlites Jamie!!! I have the 580EXII and I love the thing! I wish I bought it here in the states as I probably would have saved $300. It would be interesting to try some shots with the flash off to the side…
Cheers

22 06 2008
jamiepatersonphotography

Hi Dylan,

Speedlites rock!!! I’ve used them for heaps of outside fashion shoots and they work so well. If you want we could do some ‘flash’ work one night. In fact I’ve got a couple of wireless remote triggers that we could hook up to both our flahses. Now that would be awesome.

Jamie Paterson

23 06 2008
clintbaker85

hey kirk wat filters where u using the other day…. just looking at some now
cheers

23 06 2008
kirkhille

Hey Clint ,
I was just using the Cokin P series filters .
Had a couple of ND 8 , ND4 and a few Nd grads .
There okay for the price you pay for them but they do get some color cast when you start stacking more then 2 filters .
Most shops in Perth stock them , camera houses , Camera Electronics and theres a camera shop in the city across the road from Hungry Jacks on the coner which also stocks them that I know of .

23 06 2008
lukeaustin

Kirk,
Ended up with the NN5. I’m just puzzled as to how to do vertical panos in PTgui. Do I need “pano tools” or something? It’s all new to me

24 06 2008
clintbaker85

ok wicked thanks kirk ill check them out, what are the best of the best just so i can see the price difference

24 06 2008
kirkhille

The best Filters that I know of are the Lee filters No place in Perth stocks them as far as I know youll have to order them from Eastern States or overseas youll be looking at around I think $700 plus for a kit I belive B&H in the states stocks them .
Other then that there is the Cokin Z series but there made from the same material as the P series so youll still get color cast the only difference is that there bigger
A set of Cokin P filters will set you back around $30 for the filter holder and about $30 – $50 per Filter depending on what filter .

24 06 2008
jamiepatersonphotography

Hi Clint,

You can get them from http://www.vanbar.com.au like Kirk said the Lee filters aren’t cheap.

Jamie Paterson

24 06 2008
thomasparkes

Hi Clint,
I visited both Vanbar stores with no success and they were not very helpful. If you call Mediavision Australia – Sydney Office:- Phone:-(02) 9816 4055 Email:- sales@mediavision.com.au

They were very helpful and had them within a week, but $680 inc GST for a foundation kit 2 adapter rings and a GND soft set .9, .6, 3. a bit pricey.

Cheers Tom

25 06 2008
clintbaker85

Wicked thanks heaps guys. i might go out 2day and pick up a couple just the conkin series to start with till i know what im doin with them, thanks heaps for all the info and we will have to go for another shoot soon
Cheers Clint

25 06 2008
jAMES

Nice one on the sky, I was looking at it for a while and thought oh well it could have been that colour as the overall tones of the image match.

Beautiful feel to the photo.

Conkin filters should be fine for most people, lee are better, but you won’t notice the differnce too much. You can always try B&H in america but the postage is a bit. Probably still cheaper though.

With vertical panos, you just flip all the images on their side and stitch, then flip the whole thing when finished. I find that works the best for me.

25 06 2008
kirkhille

Thanks James ,
I also applied an warming filter to the buildings and water to make the sky look more relistic , seemed to match up pretty well .

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