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Boise Train Depot Night Zoom by Darin Hlavinka

October 2019 - Boise Train Depot Night Zoom

October 2019 - Darin Hlavinka

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About the Image(s)

Captured with a full frame Canon camera with 24-70mm Canon lens. Shot at 30mm, iso 400, f/8 and 10 sec. Camera was attached to a tripod and the 2sec delay from camera was used. While the shutter was open I rotated the lens after 8-9 seconds (of the 10) had elapsed. Processed in Lightroom with basic adjustments. Then taken into Photoshop to darken the top of the building on the right side. Then I used the Oil painting effect on it (from PS). I was tempted to crop the left side completely out but I ultimately decided that I liked the triangle effect of the windows and doorways. A slight border was also added (in PS).


7 comments posted

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
Rotating the lens makes for an interesting affect. I am curious, where did you get the idea to do this? I haven't decided if I like it or not, but am curious enough to give it a try. The fact that you have me thinking about this makes it a success in my mind. Good job.   Posted: 10/11/2019 21:59:12
Darin Hlavinka   Darin Hlavinka
Thanks for the feedback. I messed up in my description. I manually zoomed the lens while the shutter was open.
  Posted: 10/12/2019 20:46:40

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Oil painting effect is a good choice for this image. Interesting that you turned the lens; how much? Did you consider removing the blurry part of the building on the right side?   Posted: 10/12/2019 10:50:24
Darin Hlavinka   Darin Hlavinka
Thanks for the feedback. I messed up in my description. I manually zoomed the lens while the shutter was open. I may try removing the blurred area on the right side now that you mentioned it.   Posted: 10/12/2019 20:47:48

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I like the colors and the painterly effect. The effect of the long exposure capturing the light spilling out of the windows is really neat. I'm not sure I understand what rotating the lens actually did. It would be really neat to see a straight photograph of the scene to see the difference.   Posted: 10/12/2019 19:45:03
Darin Hlavinka   Darin Hlavinka
Thanks for the feedback. I messed up in my description. I manually zoomed the lens while the shutter was open. Without zooming there would be no blur lines. Also by waiting until near the end of the shutter time, the main area of the scene remains mostly sharp and visible.
  Posted: 10/12/2019 20:49:48

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
I love the purity of this image: simple composition, a few basic colors, and elemental shapes. The image was technically sound, and composition was good. Three bright illuminations forming a triangle grabs viewers attention and the maxing of light and shade contrasts made this image very interesting. I would suggest cropping a bit on the right to offset the tower away from the middle of the image.   Posted: 10/18/2019 22:55:32

 

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