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Today, Sinulog Parade, Cebu City

Discussion in 'Travel Photography' started by aposhark, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Whew, what a scorcher it was today.
    You could see the people in the parade wilting as the day wore on.

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    Canon 7D with new Sigma 70-200
    Exposure 1/250"
    Aperture f/16
    ISO 800
    No post processing.

    Used this lens for the first time today after collecting it in HKG.
    The Lens hood was knocked off in the crush within half an hour and I couldn't find it again :(

    It was very challenging to get the shots as I was shooting over people and many umbrellas in servo mode and the parade was moving quickly at times. Also, couldn't get the aperture to less than f/16 to get a better bokeh (blurring to make the subject pop out).

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  2. Kuya
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    Kuya The Geeky One Staff Member

    Wish I had been in Cebu today :(
  3. Micawber
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    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    It's a nice picture :like:

    Yes, I understand what you mean about the background. Sometimes post-processing can help.
    From the 'old-school' (purist) perspective I try to get the best I can at the time of 'capture'. (Mainly because I just haven't managed to master Photoshop)

    I realise it's always easy to suggest something from the armchair, and I'm guessing you'd considered it (sorry), but anyway, zooming in will also narrow the depth of field somewhat.

    What a pity about your lenshood, I know the feeling.
  4. Methersgate
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    Methersgate Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I'm not a photographer, butit is a lovely picture which conveys the spirit of a procession in the Philippines.
  5. Markham
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    Markham Guest

    The festivities in Cebu on Sunday evening culminated in a grand finale that marked not only the end of Sinulog but also the city's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, 75 years ago the city's first mayor was the grandfather of the current mayor, Mike Rama.
  6. oss
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    Mike, if you're having trouble in daylight to get a wide aperture you are at too high an ISO setting, ISO 800 is way too much for this kind of setting unless the sun is well on its way down.

    ISO 100 would have allowed 1/250th at f 5.6.

    Were you shooting on 'P' mode? If so just switch to Av and set the aperture you want, the 7D should easily handle up to 1/8000th of a second so you had 5 stops of shutter speed available to you that could have translated into 5 stops wide aperture.

    Nice pic all the same :) and sorry to hear you lost the lens cap :( it's a pain trying to replace those over there, I once lost a very awkward size of cap over there.
  7. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Excellent photo. :like:
  8. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Another from this year's Sinulog

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  9. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Hi Jim, thanks for the input.
    I was on manual all day and tried to keep the shutter speed to min 125 as the procession was moving.
    Shots seemed to be too dark with an ISO of 100?
    It was difficult with moving subjects to get what I really wanted.
    I think I need to spend a day with you on one of your outdoor workshops :D

    This next photo is only to show how congested everything is.
    Many press photographers had passes that enabled them to get on the road in front of the procession. Not for people like me though.

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  10. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Thanks John :)
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Thanks Methersgate :)
  12. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Thanks Peter :)
    One more:

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  13. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Some pit stops were needed for minor adjustments in the heat

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  14. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    This shows how difficult it is to get a really good shot unless you have full access to your subject

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  15. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    For the religious members, what Sinulog is about:

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    IMO, I thought this year's procession had far too many sponsored floats and not enough non-commercial things to watch, compared to previous years.
  16. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Bang that thing!

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  17. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Our son Gregg (1 yr old) and daughter Milyn (2½ yrs old) with my wife's younger sister and brother :)
    Time flies, but not when they fidget at night when you're cream crackered...

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
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    Filipina love starts at an early age ;)

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