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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Eade View Post
    Very dramatic images....I like the 4th one best Can you share the EXIF data?
    Thanks Joel.

    No problem. I've fallen out of the habit of including the basic exposure data with my shots. I've gone back to add it here.

    I hadn't noticed until adding the data, but most of the shots I liked were 1/60th, f/2.8, and ISO 3200. It is interesting, as I did vary my settings quite a bit while shooting. I was as slow as 1/10th of a second trying to blur the fire and a few faster than 1/60th. I did limit the ISO, I've found that the decrease in DR and color can really be seen in high contrast shots at higher ISO. That said, next time I'll probably try a few more shots at 1/120th and ISO 6400 as there is motion blur in some of the shots.

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    Joel,
    if you click through to Flickr, you can find Exif data here (not very obvious):
    Thanks Arnt. It used to be a lot more obvious, but flickr hide it a bit with the changes awhile back. You can also click on "Additional Info: Show more" and it will give you some basic EXIF information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Eade View Post
    Very nice flowing water....you did well. Have you ever tried the "magic cloth" technique for long exposures?
    Sorry, I did not see this earlier.

    No I have not tried the magic cloth method. It is for Graduated ND. I do not think I really needed a GND here, but an ND would have been handy. I will have to try it since I have not upsized my GND's since going full frame.

    Thanks... I learned something today.

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    This is a small stream that is fed by a spring and defines one edge of my property. This is a test shot with my new 24-70mm f/2.8L II. It is a full frame shot from my 1DX. It was shot RAW and not sharpened. It seems the lens is fine to me. The corners look good and I see no evidence of decentering. This is with AFMA at 0. What do you folks think? The focus point was on the stream bed in the center of the frame.

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    Joel,
    looks good to me, but the image is rather small.
    I think for testing a lens, the typical brick wall shot will tell you more about the lens, because the entire "subject" is in one plane.
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    Agreed on all counts. Overall, I don't see anything wrong with the image. But, I think a shot of a flat subject may tell you more, also, I'd try f/2.8. I've used wall calendars before. They have a grid and different sized writing that allows you to evaluate sharpness.

    But, from the image posted, it does look like a good copy of the lens.

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    A few from Chichen Itza. I rented a car to try to beat both the heat and the buses with the tourists. For the most part, I succeeded on both accounts. The parking lot was mostly empty when we arrived and the heat didn't get too bad for an hour or so.

    El Castillo is probably the most iconic image from Chichen Itza. I usually do not add much color saturation and vibrance. Here, I thought the image was pretty dull until I added a lot. Feel free to critique.

    Canon 5DIII 24-105 @ 28 mm, 1/125, f/8, and ISO 100 B+W CPL



    24-105 @ 32 mm, 1/200, f/5 ISO 100 CPL


    The ballcourt from the outside
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    The Ballcourt form the inside
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    Skulls
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    The Observatory.
    24-105 @ 45 mm, 1/125, f/8, ISO 100 CPL



    Thanks for viewing.....Brant
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    I like the first image .... you could sell it on post cards! Nice to see it without the crowds.

    I see a rope fence around the temple...do they prohibit climbing it now? I remember my wife and I climbed to the top with our kids several years ago. Going up wasn't too bad but it was frightening coming down because it is very steep.

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    I agree, I like the composition on the first one. There is a lot of CA... very noticeable on the tree trunk. A little too much clarity, contrast, or HDR for the clouds, which also leaves a little bit of a halo around the sides of the structure. But overall I do like the shot. It must have been a nice experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Eade View Post
    I like the first image .... you could sell it on post cards! Nice to see it without the crowds.

    I see a rope fence around the temple...do they prohibit climbing it now? I remember my wife and I climbed to the top with our kids several years ago. Going up wasn't too bad but it was frightening coming down because it is very steep.
    Thanks Joel!

    My understanding is that they stopped allowing people to climb El Castillo about 6 years ago after someone fell and, unfortunatley, died. The rope fences were around everything, so I suspect there is also an element of preservation as well. I hear that you can still climb to the top at Coba. I may try that the next time I go down.

    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    I agree, I like the composition on the first one. There is a lot of CA... very noticeable on the tree trunk. A little too much clarity, contrast, or HDR for the clouds, which also leaves a little bit of a halo around the sides of the structure. But overall I do like the shot. It must have been a nice experience.
    It was a good experience. Just getting out of the cold was a good experience .

    I spent so much time with the different colors, I missed the CA. Below I've decreased the clarity by 15, turned on the CA reduction in LR4 and a few other minor adjustments.



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    Lake Superior sunrise. Taken earlier in the month.


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