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    I am organising an outing to shoot sunrise at the Esplanade Amphitheatre (18th May) which is the outdoor theatre at the Esplanade facing MBS and CBD. Anyone is welcomed to join, regardless of level of competency and equipment. However, I am planning to keep the group small as usual (about 5 pax), as it is pointless to have a big group and everyone is doing different things and it gets very messy.

    Thereafter, we may go for a breakfast (probably Marina Square MacDonald's) where we can view each other's shots and discuss on what are the areas which are done well and which are the areas which we can do better. I will also be sharing briefly what goes through my mind when I shoot, through the photos I have and a brief workflow. Basically, it is a session which I hope to get individuals to come together, hopefully people can find shoot partners and also have an informal critique session while having food.

    Time: 6:15am to 8am(shoot), 8am - ? (breakfast and discussion)
    Date: 18th May (Saturday)
    Meet-up place: The Esplanade Amphitheatre

    Items to bring:
    1.Water
    2.Camera & lens (any format)
    3.Tripod (Important)
    4.Umbrella (optional)

    Please PM me to sign up. I will not open up a sign-up list here since it is double work for you to sign up here and then PM me your contact. I will check my inbox every now and then today. You will receive an acknowledgment SMS from me once I read your PM. I will also update on whether it is a go-ahead depending on weather, which is quite unpredictable lately.

    Information to be PM-ed: Your real name, phone number, gender and age range (e.g. 20s for me). This is to help me to identify you on the day itself.

    Please DO NOT sign up here (will not entertain any sign-ups here). Thank you.

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Two photos taken here of the same view (now no more balls on the sea)



    The above can be done without any filters



    The above is done with a 10-stop LEE big stopper filter close to 8am

    Sharing the link to a shot by thoongeng (below) of the location which the shoot is at, the location is on the bottom right, at the steps just behind the waters.

    Esplanade New Year sunrise - Amphitheatre | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Last edited by nitewalk; 15th May 2013 at 11:43 PM.

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    thanks nitewalk for sharing my photo hehe...

    not free sat morning, for others don't miss this opportunity to shoot with and learn from one of the masters here
    just don't be alarmed if you find nitewalk taller than the avatar pic

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Quote Originally Posted by thoongeng View Post
    thanks nitewalk for sharing my photo hehe...

    not free sat morning, for others don't miss this opportunity to shoot with and learn from one of the masters here
    just don't be alarmed if you find nitewalk taller than the avatar pic
    Hi thoongeng, thanks for the kind words. Not a master, just a GWC sharing what he learned from other like-minded people. Anyway there is already 5pax so wont be taking anymore unless any of the 5 backs out. And no, do expect a cat as in my display pic, setting up tripod by the sea.

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Dear all, thank you for the interest. The outing is full. These are the five participants:

    1. kazu11
    2. ryanlio
    3. amagrawal
    4. tiki007
    5. WeeCK

    Apologies to those whom I had asked you to join the next outing. Five person would be a more managable group and thank you for the understanding.
    Last edited by nitewalk; 17th May 2013 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    Dear all, thank you for the interest. The outing is full. These are the five participants:

    1. kazu11
    2. ryanlio
    3. amagrawal
    4. tiki007
    5. WeeCK

    Apologies to those whom I had asked you to join the next outing. Five person would be a more managable group and thank you for the understanding.
    wa you guys are lucky, it'll be a sight to behold when the cat displays it's dazzling camera handling skills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoongeng

    wa you guys are lucky, it'll be a sight to behold when the cat displays it's dazzling camera handling skills!
    My paws tend to scratch it

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    Shoot is on. See you all there.

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    look fwd to seeing the pics from the outing
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Shucks saw this too late. Would have loved to join nitewalk. I was on the other side though.

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Quote Originally Posted by macaroni View Post
    Shucks saw this too late. Would have loved to join nitewalk. I was on the other side though.
    Were you at the Merlion park? I keep hearing voices from there! Heard someone screaming.

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Serene

    Taken on TS-E17 during this morning sunrise shoot, with minor tonal and contrast adjustments using a single exposure. I have done the reflection of MBS a few times and this time I decided to get up very early and shoot this. As much as a faux reflection is possible, this is the result of very calm water, where I could push the shutter speed longer, i.e. 30sec, yet still managing to get a clear reflection.

    For those who turned up, please feel free to share your work in here with us!


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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    wah, very nice!

    thanks for organising this sharing session, learnt a lot, hope to join you guys in future too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kazu11
    wah, very nice!

    thanks for organising this sharing session, learnt a lot, hope to join you guys in future too.
    Good effort! Nice meeting you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post

    Were you at the Merlion park? I keep hearing voices from there! Heard someone screaming.
    There was a bunch of girls there but definitely their screaming had nothing to do with me lol.

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    Default Re: [nitewalk] Sunrise shoot at the Esplanade Amphitheatre on 18th May (Saturday)

    Hi Nitewalk

    Thank you for your advice.

    I did some modifications to the picture:
    1. increase the contrast;
    2. darken the sky;
    3. straighten the buildings;
    4. cropping.


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    wow the water's really calm! Even when the merlion starts to do it's thing hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by WeeCK View Post
    Hi Nitewalk

    Thank you for your advice.

    I did some modifications to the picture:
    1. increase the contrast;
    2. darken the sky;
    3. straighten the buildings;
    4. cropping.
    don't mind me kaypoh-ing, the buildings on the right half of the photo are still leaning inwards slightly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeeCK View Post
    Hi Nitewalk

    Thank you for your advice.

    I did some modifications to the picture:
    1. increase the contrast;
    2. darken the sky;
    3. straighten the buildings;
    4. cropping.

    Hi thanks for coming. Looks like a good effort too!

    Quote Originally Posted by thoongeng View Post
    wow the water's really calm! Even when the merlion starts to do it's thing hehe



    don't mind me kaypoh-ing, the buildings on the right half of the photo are still leaning inwards slightly...
    The left-most building is aligned so the leaning of the right suggests a 2-axis perspective correction may be needed, i.e vertical and rotation. But having said that, the degree of tilt is very slight. The correction may be minimal. If there was perspective correction needed, it would be prefered to be done correctly in post (other than the ideal case of aligning correctly in camera). Now this slight tilt may be a toss up between correct and don't correct. Like i mentioned to those who were there, when checking for alignment, must check the left and the right as well (i even check random verticals anywhere from the extreme left to the right). This applies also for post-processing perspective correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeeCK
    Hi Nitewalk

    Thank you for your advice.

    I did some modifications to the picture:
    1. increase the contrast;
    2. darken the sky;
    3. straighten the buildings;
    4. cropping.
    Btw just be careful of the bottom left corner. There's a white corner which i assume is the result of insufficient cropping after perspective correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    Hi thoongeng, thanks for the kind words. Not a master, just a GWC sharing what he learned from other like-minded people. Anyway there is already 5pax so wont be taking anymore unless any of the 5 backs out. And no, do expect a cat as in my display pic, setting up tripod by the sea.

    my few days here, too bad didnt see it, went to cosplay instead...

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