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X-Cup

Posted: August 19, 2012 in Blog
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Yesterday I was covering a #X-Cup challenge in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech republic, for #Canon. Great event, superb people and really awesome tricks. I don’t get it how they can do it …

I was shooting with 1D Mark IV and 70-200 f/2.8 most of the time to get some nice and close shots. Had some keepers, people loved those and everybody enjoyed challenge and shots from it (we were printing them out on location). After a while I wanted to get something different and put on 17-40 f/4.

This lens allowed me to get physically closer to the action and take some shots from almost bellow riders. I almost got hit by bikes 3 or 4 times but nothing happened so I’m cool. After few hundreds of shots I decided to do a slow shutter shoot and blend images together using #Photoshop . Here is the final result, hope you like it.

Technical Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Shutter Speed: 1/30s
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
WB: Cloudy
Processing: Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Color Efex 4

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I made another video because it is simpler to show than to try to describe.

A Tip for Starting HDR Photographers from Jan Jílek on Vimeo.

It seems HDR photography is very popular here so here is another post about it. Well maybe some kind a tip or something like it 😉

When you take HDR photos, you might not like to process them asap. Why? I’m not telling that you shouldn’t or musn’t, but till the time you will actually process it you might get over some new cool stuff about HDR photography and it’s processing. Just like me.

I took the shot in 2008 and processed today, January 22nd 2010 so about year and half later. And what did I get from it? A really nice picture that I like. And that is the point. I didn’t know how to process it, I just knew it involved some piece of software, in my case Photomatix and than a lot of post processing. But to be honest I thought that the entire painterly effect will be made in Photoshop afterwards, but that is not true. If I processed that photo before and DELETED the original files, because I didn’t like the result, I wouldn’t be able to get this cool looking image I got today.

For this image I used a lot of Luminosity slider and I got this almost final image. Just the tree looked a bit bright I darkened it and took care of halos. Here is the final result.

 

HDR Brass's Pond