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Post by Dirk @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:07 am

And yet another photography competition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40801658

Winner being

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Which took me a moment to get my perspective (its lightning hitting a volcano)
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by Strawman @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:18 am

Did they go on holiday by mistake, to Mordor?
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:26 am

Dirk wrote:And yet another photography competition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40801658

Winner being

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Which took me a moment to get my perspective (its lightning hitting a volcano)

It's lightning, caused by the ash cloud of the volcano, hitting the volcano.
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by ttwiggy @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am

It's also almost certainly a composite of several pictures and, as such, a bit 'cheating'.
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by moleamol @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:08 pm

ttwiggy wrote:It's also almost certainly a composite of several pictures and, as such, a bit 'cheating'.

Alright Kermit!
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:28 pm

ttwiggy wrote:It's also almost certainly a composite of several pictures and, as such, a bit 'cheating'.

I can see how this would work in a single frame - long exposure but it's mostly dark (so you get the stars) and then the lightning happens, illuminating the cloud and the top of the volcano, just like a big flash gun.
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by ttwiggy @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:38 pm

CJ+ wrote:
ttwiggy wrote:It's also almost certainly a composite of several pictures and, as such, a bit 'cheating'.

I can see how this would work in a single frame - long exposure but it's mostly dark (so you get the stars) and then the lightning happens, illuminating the cloud and the top of the volcano, just like a big flash gun.


Possibly. There's some 'movement' in the stars so that would match. I doubt you could do it on film, but I'm not up to speed with the sensitivity of digital so maybe I'm completely wrong.
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by Strawman @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:43 pm

ttwiggy wrote: so maybe I'm completely wrong.


I think you are right, the astronomy photo awards were announced yesterday and many of the winners were composite photos

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40789348
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by moleamol @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:54 pm

This is like analysing the funny all the way out of a joke.
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by ttwiggy @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:00 pm

moleamol wrote:This is like analysing the funny all the way out of a joke.


Not really. They are stunning images however they were created and even if they are composites, each part is 'real'. I realise my first reply may have come across as disparaging however.
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Re: Travel Photos

Post by Dirk @ Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:23 pm

Re the Volcano shot:
This image by Sergio Tapiro Velasco has won the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. He has been photographing Mexico's Colima volcano for more than a decade. To take this image, he carefully tracked increases in its activity. “When I looked on the camera display, all I could do was stare,” said Velasco. "It’s an impossible photograph and my once in a lifetime shot that shows the power of nature.”

So equivocal

Re the astronomy, see the thread yesterday. Obv the aurora borealis shot is multiple frames, which as I said was partly why I choose the ISS Shot as my favourte because it was 1
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