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NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
312/100000 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 15, 2008, 10:22:38 AM
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Craigdarroch Castle HDR 02 by vazagothic Craigdarroch Castle HDR 02 by vazagothic
Shot in the same location as the Craigdarroch Castle HDR [link]

Camera: Nikon D80
Mode: Aperture
Bracketing -5,-3,-1,1,3,5
Retouching: * cleaned dust specks on the photo
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night-delight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Photographer
beautiful details
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vazagothic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I like it too - wish there was something similar here in Seattle. Sadly, there are not that many old, or in that case, old-looking things in the US ..
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night-delight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008   Photographer
i guess you are right, but your HDR looks anyway very impressive!
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Rom3o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
how do you do 6 stop bracketing on a D80?

seems to much noise for a d80 to produce at iso 200 with the 18-135.

noise ninja?

subject choice is great
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vazagothic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Heh, I forgot to change to ISO 100 :D Realized it later during the day. Oh well - will remember next time :)

And the 6 stop bracketing:

a) Set the camera to 3F 2 stop bracketing
b) change the exposure compensation to -3; shot 3 frames (you'll get -5,-3,-1)
c) change the exposure compensation to +3; shot 3 frames (you'll get +1,+3,+5)

Done.
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Rom3o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
ah 2 x sets of 3! clever

i hope u have a remote shutter lol.

even iso 200 its too noisey, i think the unecesary dynamic range is increasing the noise. you should try just using the -1 and +1. and maybe 1 more if really needed then noise ninja i think itd look a lot smoother.
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vazagothic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
I will give it a try soon - with the wedding done I should have more time for working on pictures.

If I remember correctly the grainy exists even with ISO 100 (I've noticed it before, just blurred it a bit in PP).

It may be the combination of movement and the settings I've used for HDR Merge (high contrast)
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Rom3o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
what are you using to merge.

i remember when i was using the 18-135, it did produce a little more noise with hdr seeing its a kit but there was little or no noise at 100, its solid, even with low smoothing settings.

and ah i remember u speaking of the wedding! great stuff!

also i do know that 3rd party sigmas/tokinas and higher end wide angle nikkors seem to be able to handle hdr better, its odd.
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vazagothic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Mainly Photomatix - I think it may be my settings as I cranked the Strength up to 80 or more and played a bit with the micro-contrast (will check at home).

The 18-135 isn't the perfect lens out there (problems with IR). I am slowly saving money for something really wide-angle which would work with the D700 as well (whenever I buy it).

I may post a picture or two from the wedding once I get it all sorted out :D
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Rom3o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
the 18-135 isnt a problem its the bloody IR filter/sensor with the D80, unless you have had it removed? do u know abt the d80s IR filter/sensor?

D700 is a beast! but i tink D80 is strong, it matches the 40D, whats more important tbh is the glass.

look at people like hoougard and others, dont have top end cameras, just good glass and filters.
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