Group 99 Bulletin Board


5 threads (1 this week) - 24 total comments

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The bulletin board is dedicated to discussions about Monochrome that are outside the scope of our monthly images.



Thread Title: Long Exposure Images

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Barbara,

At your request I am uploading 5 of my long exposure "experiments". These are me just trying out the ND filters and using PhotoPills for the exposure calculations. The two monochrome images were taken with a 10-stop ND filter, ISO 100. The one with the three pilings were at 20 seconds and the other one at 70 seconds. The color images were taken with a 15 stop ND filter, ISO 100. The close-up with multiple pilings was a 7 minute exposure; the entire pier, 5 min; Second close up, 4 min. Long exposure works best with things that move - water, clouds, etc. I'll be experimenting more as I have two coastal trips planned in October where there will hopefully be rough water and moving clouds.   Posted: 09/23/2021 13:40:59
Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
  Posted: 09/23/2021 13:41:20
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Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
  Posted: 09/23/2021 13:41:46
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Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Michael
Thank you for sharing your images and techniques with us. You were able to capture nice effects with your long exposure settings. I especially like the pier image. The smoothness of the water, and shadows create a pleasing image.   Posted: 09/23/2021 16:48:34
Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
  Posted: 09/23/2021 13:42:21
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Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Nice reflections, smoothness, and shadows in this image as well.   Posted: 09/23/2021 16:52:27
Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
  Posted: 09/23/2021 13:45:46
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Randy Andre   Randy Andre
Hi Michael, I am enjoying looking at your long exposure images. I did not think that the reflections would be as distinct as they are. Perhaps when you post another long exposure you could also post a short exposure (almost said normal exposure) image to show some of the differences. I also only see 1 monochrome image, did one not post?   Posted: 09/24/2021 02:30:39
Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Randy, thanks for your comments and bringing t hat to my attention. Not sure why the other monochrome didn't upload, but here it is.   Posted: 09/24/2021 09:54:50
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Randy Andre   Randy Andre
I like this one the best, something about the reflections of the pilings melding in with the actual pilings is excellent.   Posted: 09/24/2021 19:54:03
Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Randy, since you asked, here is my test exposure for the Edmonds Pier shot. To properly calculate the long exposure, I'm learning to take a "normal" test shot (or shots) to get an ideal base exposure from which to calculate the long exposure shutter speed.   Posted: 09/24/2021 09:58:40
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Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
I'm glad you posted the normal shot to show the comparison. The long exposure shows a calm day. The normal shot shows an unsettled day with threatening clouds. Different emotions are attached to each image.   Posted: 09/24/2021 11:22:45

Thread Title: Hurricane coming this way - Baton Rouge, LA PRAYERS!!

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Today is Sunday August 28, 2021 - 12:20pm Hurricane will hit here tonight. PRAYERS!!   Posted: 08/29/2021 12:25:55
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Prayers going up.   Posted: 08/29/2021 23:36:55
Randy Andre   Randy Andre
Stay safe, prayers lifted   Posted: 08/30/2021 03:11:34
Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Hope you are keeping safe.   Posted: 08/30/2021 09:48:52

Thread Title: Thibault Roland Workshop

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
I’m really excited to attend my very first live photography workshop at the end of August. Thibault Roland (Google him!) does some amazing work. Most of his work is monochrome and he specializes in long-exposure photography. Our workshop is a 3-day event in The Palouse - a beautiful, rural area in Eastern Washington. Assuming I get some halfway decent images, I look forward to sharing some images in our group.   Posted: 07/21/2021 20:34:07
Leanne Moore   Leanne Moore
Sounds fantastic Michael. I am jealous. I am in country Victoria in Australia and we are in COVID lockdown at the moment, its our 5th one this year. I haven't been out to a workshop for 18 months. Can't wait to see some images and hear all about it.   Posted: 07/21/2021 23:22:41
Randy Andre   Randy Andre
Sounds like a great workshop, looking forward to seeing your images.   Posted: 07/22/2021 08:03:54

Thread Title: Intro

Leanne Moore   Leanne Moore
Hi everyone, thought I better introduce myself. I am an Aussie from Hamilton Vic. I've been taking photos since the film days ....on and off. I struggle with editing images in Monochrome. I am hoping to get better with producing images through this group. So be blunt, I can take it.
I am so looking forward to being a member of this group and getting to know you all and helping each other.
  Posted: 05/13/2021 23:52:04
Gerard Blair   Gerard Blair
Welcome aboard - we are all new this month so we are all starting out fresh. It is only the 14th - so why not post a struggling edit and we can give it a go together?   Posted: 05/14/2021 07:16:11

Thread Title: Introduction

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hello Group 99 members! I wanted to introduce myself. I haven't done much monochrome since my high school days back in the dark ages! I am here to improve my B & W images and appreciate frank (blunt is completely okay!) commentary and advice. Any tips / advice anyone has on editing, composition, subject matter are welcomed with open arms. I'm looking forward to my participation with you all.   Posted: 05/03/2021 10:43:45
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Michael, Nice to meet you. I love BW too. I too am here to improve my photography work. It should be fun.   Posted: 05/03/2021 11:14:15
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Michael,
I know you opted out of receiving server messages but I also sent you a personal email from my account last week and never received a response. Please let me know what messages you are receiving. I know you changed the original email to the gmail account. Is that correct? I may need to send you important information.
Thank you
Barbara   Posted: 05/14/2021 10:43:31

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