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*** July 2024 Image and Video Thread ***

Travis Butler

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20240620-SDIM1551 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

This is pretty much the default view of the Capitol... but I like getting other angles. :)

Side-on:
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20240620-SDIM1380 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

Other side:
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Sharing the spot streetlight...
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Cool and shady:
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Backdrop to the Peace Monument:
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Backlit:
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20240620-SDIM1451 by Travis Butler, on Flickr
 
Snowberry blossoms in my backyard. Snapped with my S5iiX using my antique Nikon 70-210mm manual lens (at ~200mm) mounted via a pair of Viltrox macro extension tubes (12mm & 24mm). Tip of lens was about 1.5' (~.5 meter) from flowers. Full manual mode (no auto anything that I'm aware of), f8, 1/160th sec., ISO 3200, Natural photo style. This is a crop of a Hi-Res image. Processed in latest Affinity Photo & Pixelmator Pro (I use both because I'm new to AP). A fun experiment.
 

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More backyard snowberry blossoms, this time with a cooperative bee. Same camera & lens+macro extension tubes as above. Same distance from flowers. Full manual mode, f8, 1/400th sec., ISO 4000, Natural photo style. This is a crop of a 24MP image. This RAW frame (and the previous one) processed in latest Affinity Photo & Pixelmator Pro.
 

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Last Saturday we had a 'Praise & Pray' evening in our church. This is one of the songs sung.

I was doing both mixing console and filming.
So I put my S5iiX with 50mm in 5.8K ProRes on a tripod, connected it to the power and afterwards editted it a bit. i cropped in to a maximum of 3x so that I kept almost full-HD as maximum resolution. Sound was recorded directly from the console.

 
More backyard snowberry blossoms, this time with a cooperative bee. Same camera & lens+macro extension tubes as above. Same distance from flowers. Full manual mode, f8, 1/400th sec., ISO 4000, Natural photo style. This is a crop of a 24MP image. This RAW frame (and the previous one) processed in latest Affinity Photo & Pixelmator Pro.
The bee from my yesterday post was as close I could get with the 24-105 without casting a shadow. Just a few centimers. Had I changed to the 70-300 it would be larger... if the sun and the bees return today I will try to make another picture with the 70-300.
 
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Last Saturday we had a 'Praise & Pray' evening in our church. This is one of the songs sung.

I was doing both mixing console and filming.
So I put my S5iiX with 50mm in 5.8K ProRes on a tripod, connected it to the power and afterwards editted it a bit. i cropped in to a maximum of 3x so that I kept almost full-HD as maximum resolution. Sound was recorded directly from the console.
Multi-tasking! The sound mix sounded good and the video is crystal clear.
I wasn't expecting the song to be in English!
 
Multi-tasking! The sound mix sounded good and the video is crystal clear.
I wasn't expecting the song to be in English!
Thank you, yeah I used my 'femenine' skills . Almost all Dutch are quite good in English, and mainstream music are at least 75% in English.

In our Praise & Pray evening almost all the songs where in English, and only a few in Dutch.
 
Last Saturday we had a 'Praise & Pray' evening in our church. This is one of the songs sung.

I was doing both mixing console and filming.
So I put my S5iiX with 50mm in 5.8K ProRes on a tripod, connected it to the power and afterwards editted it a bit. i cropped in to a maximum of 3x so that I kept almost full-HD as maximum resolution. Sound was recorded directly from the console.


Looks & sounds very good! A lot of work for a one-person video & audio production/post-production crew!

If I ever visit your country I'll bring along my camera and we can do a 2-camera shoot in 5.8K ProRes, and upload it to YouTube in 4K! :)
 
Looks & sounds very good! A lot of work for a one-person video production/post-production crew!

If I ever visit your country I'll bring along my camera and we can do a 2-camera shoot in 5.8K ProRes, and upload it to YouTube in 4K! :)
That would be REALLY fun. I actually also have a S5, but restarting every 30 minutes the second camera while also sound mixing, is to much for me :p

Actually, it sounded a lot better in our church, and I wanted it better than this in the video. I recorded all the soundchannels separately with my laptop, but afterwards I found out one channel was missing, the voice of one singer. But her voice is an essential part of the mix, so I cannot remix it for broadcast now :-(

Actually yesterday evening I was quite upset about that when I found that out... And even worse, that singer is my wife...
But yeah, I have to much to do at the same time. I'm training others but that will cost time for them to catch up.
 
... afterwards I found out one channel was missing, the voice of one singer. But her voice is an essential part of the mix, so I cannot remix it for broadcast now :-(

... I was quite upset about that when I found that out... And even worse, that singer is my wife...
Hmm .. I wonder what Sigmund Freud would say about that?! Z04 Flucht

But, yes, there's always something that gets missed or forgotten, especially when working solo! We can't beat ourselves up about it though. That's our wives' job! :)
 
Hmm .. I wonder what Sigmund Freud would say about that?! Z04 Flucht

But, yes, there's always something that gets missed or forgotten, especially when working solo! We can't beat ourselves up about it though. That's our wives' job! :)
She was actually very comforting and not upset.. She is already happy with this version.

But I knew I could have done better .
 
She was actually very comforting and not upset.. She is already happy with this version.

But I knew I could have done better .
A coincidence, I did a two camera video of my wife singing at a family event last Saturday. She had a lapel mic to the first camera, and I counted on the internal mic of the second camera to pick up some background sound, but this didn't work well. To say the least I did not have a sound stage, and I really struggled getting a good sound mix; I didn't think it came out very well. When I showed it to her she thought is was great. Wives are wonderful.
 
Actually, it sounded a lot better in our church, and I wanted it better than this in the video
Recording music is proper sound engineer skills and equipment. You can't be expected to do a "Jazz at the Pawnshop" but you can definitely aspire to get better.
 
Recording music is proper sound engineer skills and equipment. You can't be expected to do a "Jazz at the Pawnshop" but you can definitely aspire to get better.
I had the equipment... I did a multitrack recording with the digital mixing board together with my laptop and Reaper (a Digital Audio Workstation software solution).

The problem was that due a mic failure I repatched an audio in, but didn't repatch a multitrack out. I recorded the wrong channel.
 

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More backyard snowberry blossoms, this time with a cooperative bee. Same camera & lens+macro extension tubes as above. Same distance from flowers. Full manual mode, f8, 1/400th sec., ISO 4000, Natural photo style. This is a crop of a 24MP image. This RAW frame (and the previous one) processed in latest Affinity Photo & Pixelmator Pro.
Love the bee. It's fun to see them work, as long as you're not disturbing them. :)
 
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Every US state gets to put two statues in the Capitol. Some of them are scattered throughout the building, but most of them are in the Statue Gallery:
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20240620-SDIM1427 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

There's the ones you might expect, like Washington:
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20240620-SDIM1415 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

Or Eisenhower:
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I admit, though, I enjoy the less stereotypical ones.

Helen Keller, from Alabama:
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20240620-SDIM1390 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

King Kamehama, from Hawai'i:
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20240620-SDIM1392 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

Jack Swigart, from Colorado:
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20240620-SDIM1389 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

Kansas' other statue, Amelia Earhart:
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20240620-SDIM1433 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

Thomas Edison:
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20240620-SDIM1435 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

Extra notice to the two special ones not sponsored by a state, Martin Luther King:
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20240620-SDIM1416 by Travis Butler, on Flickr

And Rosa Parks:
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20240620-SDIM1436 by Travis Butler, on Flickr
 
Today during an errands walk from my home, I brought along my S5iiX to try various manual settings. I'm enjoying getting accustomed to the differences between my previous MFT cameras and the new full-frame camera regarding DOF, diffraction, etc. These were taken at ISO 640 with the Lumix S 20-60mm lens at 35mm & f/22. Next time I'll try a lower ISO, and f-stops in the f8-f11 range.
 

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Every US state gets to put two statues in the Capitol. Some of them are scattered throughout the building, but most of them are in the Statue Gallery:
Great choice of statue pictures.:) I especially appreciate Jack Swigert since I'm a U. Colorado graduate (and a recent aerospace advisor there), a photographer and a pilot. He died too young. And you have my all time heroine Amelia Erhart. And my all time hero Thomas Edison. Good Job1
 
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