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IN EXPLORE 7 May 2021

n a change from bluebells time now for a bright yellow spring image. I spotted this field when travelling on the train which runs alongside it by Oving a village just east of Chichester, West Sussex This is the 15.26 train from Brighton to Southampton on the South Coast line. On checking the OS Map I found there was a footpath running from Oving Road across the field edge to an uncontrolled crossing of the railway. The vibrant yellow flowers are coming to dominate many parts of rural Britain in the spring. Oil from rapeseed, known as Canola in the US, is commonly sold as the main ingredient in vegetable oil and used both in the home and in food production.

The shot was taken last Tuesday 4 May during a nice sunny day though with some showers. With the sun behind me it made for some nice colours. For locals this is east of Drayton and the path runs alongside the Chichester Flood Relief Channel.

The shot was taken with a Sony A550 with a Sigma 10-20 lens at 10 mm.Single image processed first in ON1 Raw processor. Topaz Clarity was used to add detail.

For my Photography books Understand Your Camera and Compose Better Pictures see My Author Page USA or My Author Page UK

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Tags:   Chichester West Sussex Sussex field agriculture rapseed oil canola England UK colour yellow

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This was taken Friday evening with a 10mm wide angle lens. Taken about a mile from home next to the beach and a small lagoon on the beach at Pagham. This part of the South Coast of England is far from ideal for taking the Milky Way. Pagham Harbour is a nature reserve a mile from home and a small gap in the coastal sprawl of light pollution. Light glow from Bognor Regis is just a few miles to the east behind me while to the West and straight ahead in the picture is the town of Selsey on the far side of the harbour The Milky Way is the brightest central part of our Galaxy. The best parts can only be seen in the summer because the sun is in that area in the winter. The best times are April through to September. The bright star bottom centre reflected in the Lagoon is the Planet Jupiter.

I checked on suitable settings for the image. I used my widest aperture of f4, 30 seconds and ISO of 1600. The moon had set earlier at 20.22 and this was about 9.40 making for a dark sky. The foreground was lit by surrounding skyglow from light pollution. For this shot I used a stack of 10 shots combined in a free program called Sequator. With a normal stacking program the movement of the stars from the earth rotatating would create star trails. With this one the stacking is based on the stars keeping them stationary and automatically using one image for the foreground. I used a remote trigger device. .I used a Sony A68 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10m. Taken with a Tripod looking SW towards the Harbour Mouth

A lot of steps were taken in the processing to bring out the milky way starting with Raw adjustments. This was followed by Topaz DeNoise which removed quite a large amount of Noise. Then Topaz Clarity to bring up more detail. I used various Brightness contrast adjustment layers with masks to brighten and darken various parts of the image including brightening the Milky Way and foreground.

For my Photography books see My Author Page USA or My Author Page UK

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For Galleries, Prints and Licences see Edwin Jones Photography

Tags:   Long exposure light sky night stars star milky way Sequato stacking wide angle starry Pagham Bognor Regis sussex west sussex countryside outside harbour harbor celestial night sky sony sigma photoshop topaz layers galaxy science space astronomy

N 206 B 22.8K C 117 E Mar 15, 2012 F Mar 20, 2012
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This was taken on the Playa Grande beach Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote at close to high tide. There were also some good waves coming in and I used my recently acquired ND 8 filter which reduces light by 3 stops to get a soft feel to the waves. The HDR exposures were 1/5 sec, 1.6 sec and 6 seconds.

I was on a slightly higher bit of the beach providing a safe location as the waves came in.

The picture was taken on a Tripod with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10 mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

Photomatix

Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.

Photoshop

Detail brought back in with Topaz adjust with HDR pop with adjustments

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance.

Vibrance layer increase 25 points

The sunset colours were enhanced in the tonemapping and Topaz and slightly taken back by reducing saturation in yellows and blues with a layer mask to keep the colour in the water.

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening

First duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening

Second duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening and contrast with low amount and high radius using Unsharp mask (Clarity Effect) The settings were 53 amount and 53 radius.

Resources

For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

Tags:   ocean light sunset sun color colour beach water waves clouds reflections landscape Spain Lanzarote sand rocks wide angle hdr evening light Puerto del Carmen

N 43 B 14.6K C 33 E Feb 26, 2012 F Feb 27, 2012
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The Shot

This was taken Saturday evening which was a particularly clear night in Lanzarote. I went to a location on the southern coast near El Golfo where there is very little light pollution. The main light on the horizon is from the small village of El Golfo a short way to the north. Brightening the Star Trails did the same for the light and the clouds but I liked the effect so left it that way.

I used my Android Smartphone with Google Sky Map App to locate the North Star, Polaris and point the Camera in that direction.

I started at about 9.10 with exposures of 30 seconds for 30 minutes so 60 exposures. There was very little flare from passing cars as the nearby road was closed for repairs further on. The location is on a beach with a large tidal pool in the foreground.

The foreground scene is partially lit partly by the light from El Golfo and partly from the setting crescent moon

Note there is no Exif info for this shot as the Startrails stacking software removes it.
- Sony A700.
- ISO 800, f5.6, 30 seconds, 10mm.
- Sigma 10-20 lens.
- Tripod.
- Wireless Shutter Release
For more detail on shooting Star Trails see my recent image at www.flickr.com/photos/edwinjones/6719044531/
Photoshop

For the Star Trails the stacking software works on jpegs which are then saved as a Tiff.

After opening in Photoshop general adjustments in levels and curves to increase lightness and contrast and bring up more star trails.

Vibrance increased 66 points

Brightness increased 125 points excluding the foreground with a mask

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening .

First duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

Another duplicate layes was brought up to first apply Topaz DeNoise at a very strong level. Then another layer for Topaz Adjust Vibrance presets, Detail strong 2 with some adjustments to further bring out the Star Trails.

I had aimed to get some reflections of the star trails in the pool but it didn’t come out too well so I made a Photoshop adjustment. Selected the top part of the image with the rectangular marquee too, copied paste, duplicate as a layer, edit, transform and flip. Then dragged to bottom of image. Set layer opacity at 20% for a more realistic reflection and used a layer mask to apply the reflected trails only to the pool.

Resources

For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

Tags:   longexposure night landscape surreal star trails sky stars star exposure north pole the plough astronomy streaks starry polaris north star

N 97 B 14.3K C 63 E Sep 21, 2013 F Sep 26, 2013
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Category - General Enthusiast

This is my first shot to be processed from this year’s London Open House on 21st and 22 September. City Hall is on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge and was my first visit.

The amazing spiral staircase inside is the centerpiece of this building. I had been to it in 2011 but wanted to try out my fisheye lens on it. I was surprised that the queues were quite light. I arrived an hour before opening but very few people were there and when I came out there was no queue. Last year there was apparently a long wait.

The light was pretty rubbish all weekend with dull overcast skies but for photos of the inside of buildings this was an advantage as it meant less contrast.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang Fisheye lens at 8 mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing.

This picture was enhanced with HDR processing and Photoshop to bring in more detail. The original image had little colour with the grey sky so I decided to convert to mono for a better look.

Full details of the processing together with before and after images are on my Blog see Edwin Jones Photography Blog

For Galleries, Prints and Licences see Edwin Jones Photography

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