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Old Posted Apr 10, 2011, 2:32 AM
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Me, Manfrotto & 7D - Behind the Scenes

What's going behind the camera, and where and which positions these landscapes were taken?

Many special thanks to my tripod, though it was never shown in any of my photography. These HDRs will never come to realisation without it.
It still stands stable despite sand, dirt, water, mud, salt water and very rocky (and windy) conditions. It surely did went through all sorts of abuse and hard knocks throughout the years. Kudos to Manfrotto. Really love the robustness of its carbon fibre body as well.

Honourable mentions to the filters used as well; colour filters, blue, yellow, orange, and also the ND filter to achieve the surrealism effects I want in my HDRs.

Oh and, my 10-22mm lens and last but not least, my trusty EOS 7D. What's a photographer without his camera?

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wow! that's a sweeet tripod! looks sturdy and tough. I have a Manfrotto as well but it's nowhere near.

I've wanted to get a new tripod for a while now and I now realize I'll need to dish out at least 100 bucks for a good one. My current one was 80, but I did buy it at a photography shop so maybe I'll find good ones in the net under a 100.
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Wonderful shots, SFOH. Singapore is a tropical paradise.
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What a great little thread. I like the idea almost as much as the 7D photos.
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Stunning photos, man! Seeing how you set them up was icing on the cake.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2011, 8:41 AM
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Thanks guys!!

@ Aleks, yeah the tripod is really really stable. It can hold up to 10kg/22 lbs of weight. I recently just changed its ball head system to a Markins' (Up to 32kg/70 lbs max ), and it's even better than what I used.

@ Hydro, that's exactly what I intended to show. Alot of photographers like to shoot the urbanscapes of Singapore, giving the impression to people thinking that Singapore is just nothing but an urban jungle, but I doubt so otherwise. It has alot of hidden natural beauty in it; it's just that no one notices them. When I posted these photos to another local forum, many didn't believe it was really Singapore. Oh my...
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Wow, you sure aren't scared of getting your camera wet haha. Very cool to see behind the scenes. Thanks!
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I'm confident, that I'm confident locking my camera tightly into position.
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Wow, all photos were very stunning. I liked the inclusion of your set up in a certain scene and then showing the photo you took from that set up. Well done
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If anything, this really showcases your post production work & filter use.
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That was just sweet! I've always admired your work and the admiration factor just went up exponentially!
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could you give us some specific references to what type/brand filter you used for the different photos?

Also what type of Manfrotto set up do you have here? Im thinking about getting a new tripod soon.
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could you give us some specific references to what type/brand filter you used for the different photos?
The Cokin P Series filters are the ones I used. I bought it off from ebay for an excellent pricetag. (I can sense it's a China third party rip-off product, but it works as it is, still) I purchased 3 filters; Cokin P Series ND4, ND8, and ND8 graduated filter.

The coloured "filters" are made of translucent acrylic of varying colours (Of course, colours have to be realistic to give a realistic looking photo, yet surreal) cut to size to fit the filter holder adapter. Visually, it gives impressive results than using photoshop or in-camera options to edit temperature settings.

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Also what type of Manfrotto set up do you have here? Im thinking about getting a new tripod soon.
055CXPRO3 is the model of my tripod. Capable of handling up to 8kg of weight. It was until recently I changed to a Markins' ball head system. Two thumbs up for this rock-solid tripod... I bought it last year for SGD$750, which it tore holes in my wallet. But come to think of it, I think it's worth the money spent if used regulary and delivers the excellent results you paid for and expect from this tripod. I think that's part-and-parcel of photography.
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I'm probably lucky cos' after shooting this, the tree tilted sideways after a wave slammed against it... Whew.





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The Cokin P Series filters are the ones I used. I bought it off from ebay for an excellent pricetag. (I can sense it's a China third party rip-off product, but it works as it is, still) I purchased 3 filters; Cokin P Series ND4, ND8, and ND8 graduated filter.

The coloured "filters" are made of translucent acrylic of varying colours (Of course, colours have to be realistic to give a realistic looking photo, yet surreal) cut to size to fit the filter holder adapter. Visually, it gives impressive results than using photoshop or in-camera options to edit temperature settings.



055CXPRO3 is the model of my tripod. Capable of handling up to 8kg of weight. It was until recently I changed to a Markins' ball head system. Two thumbs up for this rock-solid tripod... I bought it last year for SGD$750, which it tore holes in my wallet. But come to think of it, I think it's worth the money spent if used regulary and delivers the excellent results you paid for and expect from this tripod. I think that's part-and-parcel of photography.
Thanks for this info. I will look into those filters but the tripod is way to much for me at this time. For what that would cost I could get another lens. Im still working on expanding my lens collection. I still have yet to pick up a wide angle lens which I could really use.
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No problem Diskojoe, glad that I could be of help.
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