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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 10-Sep-13 01:41 AM
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"Two from the Besser Museum"
Tue 10-Sep-13 01:48 AM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

I was heading home from "Up North" and noticed that the sunset was going to be awesome and the clouds were begging for an infrared shot. I needed to find an interesting foreground so I stopped at the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena Michigan and shot these sculptures. The Unknown Soldier was created in 2007 and the Bald Eagle in 2000. The artist is Tom Moran of the Moran Iron Works, Onaway Michigan.

D90, Nikkor, 20mm AFD, ISO 200. f/8. The eagle was shot at 1/200 sec and the soldier at 1/50 sec.





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mfphoto1 Registered since 29th Oct 2005Tue 10-Sep-13 08:45 AM
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#1. "RE: Two from the Besser Museum"
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Love them both.

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kds315 Moderator Awarded for his in depth knowledge and skills in a variety of subjects, most notably in Macro and Close-Up, Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography Nikonian since 15th Nov 2007Tue 10-Sep-13 09:59 AM
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#2. "RE: Two from the Besser Museum"
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Tue 10-Sep-13 10:00 AM by kds315

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Impressive shots Dan! Great sky + clouds!

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NanoMeter Registered since 17th May 2012Tue 10-Sep-13 11:26 AM
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Great shots Dan, I like the colors and those clouds are quite dynamic.

  

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Ineluki Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Aug 2011Tue 10-Sep-13 12:18 PM
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Hello Dan,

very good pictures very good presented. Like being not of this world.

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DrPaul1 Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2013Tue 10-Sep-13 01:43 PM
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I like the composition and contrasting colors in the second image very much. The colors of the soldier, trees and grass are very nicely captured.

Paul

  

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 10-Sep-13 05:34 PM
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Thank you Monica! I appreciate your comment.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 10-Sep-13 05:36 PM
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Thank you Klaus. Sometimes I painstakingly set up the shot and sometimes the shot just finds me. This is the latter situation.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 10-Sep-13 05:41 PM
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Tue 10-Sep-13 05:42 PM by domer2760

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Thanks Steve. The clouds were what diverted me from my trip home. (You have to shoot 'em when you see 'em.) The skies were so blue that I did not even consider a black and white treatment.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 10-Sep-13 05:46 PM
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Egbert,
Thank you for taking the time to comment. Color infrared is certainly a different world.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 10-Sep-13 06:06 PM
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Thank you Paul. I cannot take a lot of credit for the coloration because the camera and the software try to parse the IR wavelengths into red, green, and blue bins even when the green and blue wavelengths are absent (720nm filter). I was trying to create blue sky and white clouds in post-processing and the rest of the colors came along for the ride.

Thanks for commenting.

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Dan,

I like em both, certainly a great IR day.

Just a thought on #1. What if you cropped in from the upper left corner maintaining aspect ratio to bring the eagle to the left third (or there about) similar to soldier in #2 being in the right third. If it doesn't work there us always undo or a save as version 2. I think the crop would accentuate the eagle and shadow while preserving gold foliage and the interesting cloud wisps.

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tekneektom Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Wed 11-Sep-13 01:25 AM
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Dan,

Wonderful. The Eagle image is my favorite.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 11-Sep-13 02:55 AM
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Wed 11-Sep-13 04:53 AM by domer2760

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Thanks Bill.
That sounds like a good idea. The current image certainly has a "bulls eye" crop. I was concentrating on the sky and I did not give the eagle placement enough thought.

In looking at the potential crops, I think I would crop it on the right so the eagle has some space to look into. The croped photo below is more about the sculpture and less about the sky.


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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 11-Sep-13 04:41 AM
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Thanks Tom. The eagle is my favorite too.

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John M Registered since 13th Oct 2003Wed 11-Sep-13 02:48 PM
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These are wonderful shots Dan! Thanks for sharing. I agree with the others, I like the eagle best.

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Great shots Dan. I'd say you were pretty sucessful in finding some foregrounds to go along with those clouds!

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 11-Sep-13 11:34 PM
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Thanks John. I appreciate your comments.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 11-Sep-13 11:37 PM
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Thanks Matt. I think I should hang with you, however. You seem to find a lot of young women to photograph!

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Dan,

You are absolutely right on... the eagle looking into the frame is the better option. In fact, it pulled my eye to the sky and the angle of the clouds on the left which did not jump at me before. I like it

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Thu 12-Sep-13 07:37 PM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thanks Bill!
Your critique made the photo better.

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