Marshall's Beach

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by tonybeach_1961, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. I wanted to test out my Nikon D500 and Tokina AT-X Pro 14-20mm f/2 for some landscape photography. This combo is better than what I had years ago with the Sony A850 and any lenses I could find to use on it. The DR of the D500's DX/APS-C format sensor outperforms circa 2009 FX/135 format sensors, and the resolution differences can easily come down to the lenses uses and the Tokina lens I am now using is outstanding (in spite of some fixable distortion and CA, and some sometimes troublesome field curvature).

    For reference, here is Marshall's Beach on January 15, 2021:

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    At this point there should have been a beach down there, but a high surf advisory meant there wasn't going to be much sand to put in the foreground.

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    Waiting for Golden Hour.

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    This photo has proven to be quite fun for me with one layer to apply a curve to the sky, another layer to apply a different curve to the water in the foreground, a couple of different layers to apply curves for the rocks in the center of the frame, a little burning and cloning (pesky birds) here and there, and finally I dodged the waves splashing in the very center of the frame.

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    Handheld. I can't help but be impressed how the D500 does at ISO 500. Even viewed fairly closely some judicious NR and subsequent sharpening does wonders for a fundamentally sound digital file.

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    On a tripod with a wireless remote, so I didn't get my feet wet taking this shot.
     
  2. A strange thing happens on photo.net sometimes, you post photos at 3:12 pm and I get them at 3:08 pm.
     
  3. That third image is stunning!
    I was stunned when I realized that the D700 did no better at base ISO than the D300 - and even more when I realized that the D7100/D7200 and now the D500 performed so much better.
     
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  4. That is indeed strange.
     
  5. Send me the Lotto numbers four minutes before the drawing, I'll be at the liquor store.
     
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  6. me too but unfortunately most lotteries have a 2 hour black-out prior to drawing the numbers
     
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  7. Beautiful results, thanks for posting!
     
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