DC Sight Seeing

A short trip to DC to the National Portrait Gallery to see the the Norman Rockwell exhibit yielded this pano.

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16 Responses to “DC Sight Seeing”

  1. corndoggie Says:

    Sweeeet. Love the composition.

    Maybe try some Unsharp Masking…

    Speaking of panos, check out this in-depth discussion with tips and beautiful examples:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=2889

  2. unclebanjo Says:

    WDL!

    Dig the marble caves.
    The ISO section was great too.

    Canons aren’t my thing, but could be. I’ve seen some nice images with them.

  3. corndoggie Says:

    Dream a little dream:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos60d/

    Full 1080p/30 fps HD video with manual exposure and audio level control. Good still image performance.

  4. “Articulated LCD screen” plus the price are the major jealousy inducing aspects. Great camera.

  5. corndoggie Says:

    Also: built-in wireless 2-group off-camera flash control.

  6. corndoggie Says:

    And electronic horitontal and vertical level on LCD and viewfinder.

  7. It ends up being mostly about the lens, though, and beware of the package deals that include body + lens. I am currently coveting this: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/canon-ef-35mm-f-1.4-l-usm-lens-review.aspx , but this costs more than the D60 camera body alone. Even on e-bay, used ones are auctioning for well over $1,000. It’s tricky finding a fast (large aperture) lens at a reasonable price, but that’s the only way to get the depth-of-field effects that mimic what the eye actually sees. It’s all one big “Circle of Confusion:”

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/dof.shtml

  8. The other thing is the sensor size. You have to spend the big bucks to get a full 35mm (full frame) sensor, the D60 and 7D(my version) have smaller sensors so you have to factor that in when calculating the effective focal length of the lenses. See also: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/canon-lenses/field-of-view-crop-factor.aspx

  9. corndoggie Says:

    My current fantasy combo: Canon 60d body ($805 at CameraKings) +

    Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM ($990 at NewEgg)
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/canon-ef-s-17-55mm-f-2.8-is-usm-lens-review.aspx

    but a decent alternative and more likely alternative is the
    Sigma 17 – 50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM ($599 at Adorama)

    These give the equivalent of about 25-85mm on a crop sensor.

  10. corndoggie Says:

    Unfortunately, f 2.8 translates as f 4 in terms of depth of field. Harder to blur backgrounds.

  11. I hope you ate at Zatinya, just across the way from the NPG.

    Don’t you guys get tired of all this technogeekery? I’d rather make sausage than shoot panos.

  12. Hey, nobody said it was required reading. My wife always makes me turn the TV to the cooking shows when she’s watching TV with me. I’d rather watch somebody grinding lenses. Here, this may suit ‘cha:

  13. unclebanjo Says:

  14. Nigella’s too flashy and posh. Try Diana Kennedy…

  15. unclebanjo Says:

    Got some beautiful images in that clip and I know she is the queen bee. My favorite is Rick Bayless but I was shooting for what men want compared to grinding lenses, probably wrong there too?

    I was dissapointed there was no use of a meat grinder in sausage clip. I think I’ve made chicken liver patte a couple of times years ago and still have our family hand crank grinder that is ancient.

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