Photo of the Day, October, 2020

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Eric

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Wish I was more of a shutterbug. All mine are with iPhones. I’m too damn lazy to haul gear around. I often admire the results of good cameras from afar.
iPhone photos are welcome, I've seen some fantastic shots taken with them.
 
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Absolutely shots from cell phones are welcome here! I haven't been using my iPhone 11 Pro for as many shots recently, but it definitely is one of the key players in my photo repertoire....

Today's POTD is one that I shot yesterday with the RX10 from my deck:

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Been real busy with work, so haven't checked in for a few days. Some great images everyone. I went out on Monday with the camera and haven't even got as far as unloading the SD card yet! Anyway here is some mushrooms from my previous outing.
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Okay got it, excellent idea and would be glad to see it take off. Interesting abstract BTW, almost looks like freshly hammered copper, just my interpretation.

This a trail leading into the sunset at Lands End park in San Francisco, there was enough moisture in the air coming off the ocean to illuminate the suns rays. I also used a shutter speed (if I recall right) of at least 18 and partially obscured the sun to get the flare effect.

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I've been sitting on this opinion for days but it really bothers me that the sun beams look fake. I'm not saying they are and I'm sure it took some skill to get that shot, but for my eyeballs its really distracting from how great the rest of the photo is. Kind of ironic really. So many tools available to make fake composite photos look real and here's a real photo that looks like a fake sun beam composite was used.
 

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I've been sitting on this opinion for days but it really bothers me that the sun beams look fake. I'm not saying they are and I'm sure it took some skill to get that shot, but for my eyeballs its really distracting from how great the rest of the photo is. Kind of ironic really. So many tools available to make fake composite photos look real and here's a real photo that looks like a fake sun beam composite was used.
I wouldn't know how to fake it, I pride myself in learning and practicing these techniques but I do get that the look isn't for everyone. In fact, when you read articles on it the more experienced photographers will tell you not to over do it and make sure it's an interesting shot, otherwise it's just an uninteresting starburst.

However, I do have another one from that same shoot where I completely obscured the sun, enjoy.

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Wall detail, Bologna (probably) 2013.
by my iPhone 5 !
tonal soft contrast of the multiple types of wall material and the symmetry the metal.
 
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I wouldn't know how to fake it, I pride myself in learning and practicing these techniques but I do get that the look isn't for everyone. In fact, when you read articles on it the more experienced photographers will tell you not to over do it and make sure it's an interesting shot, otherwise it's just an uninteresting starburst.

However, I do have another one from that same shoot where I completely obscured the sun, enjoy.

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Excellent. Love it. I also realized with the sharp sun rays version it makes a big difference what size you are viewing it at. The smaller the view, the more fake add-on it looks. Looks great at a larger scale.
 
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