Snow Biking - Testing out the Brenizer Method

February 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

Went snow biking with a friend today in Canmore, Alberta where there were many beautiful trails for bicyclists to travel through. Here are some photos of that tiring, but fun-filled trip!

That's me travelling down a hill we found. 

There's my friend, Chris, travelling along the trail with The Three Sisters behind him. What a sight!

I tried something different just to get more techniques under my belt. I tried zooming out while Chris was coming at me to show motion which kind of worked. Hope to try more of these in the future to see if I can get the subject sharper. The shutter speed I believe was at 1/8 with aperture f/22 and iso 100. It was a bright day and my 14-24mm f/2.8 cannot put a filter on. If anyone has any tips let me know!

 

The next shot is a combination of 53 photos in one. Taken from a D800... that's a lot of information. It was my first try at the Brenizer Method which combines the compression that a telephoto lens provides with the wide angle view that a wide-angle lens would provide had I used one. The result of combining all the photos is shown below:

The result was not too great as you can see. It was still very visible where all the photos were joined together. I've used the automatic photo merge option in Photoshop CC before, but they usually came out better than this. It might be the amount of photos i took or it might be something else. If anyone has any tips on this as well, let me know! Next time I'll probably take less photos. I was just scared that it wouldn't turn out at all so I took more than I needed to.

brenizer, effect, snow bike, canmore, photo, garyiphotography, gary, yip, photographyChris - BrenizerBrenizer effect tried on my friend Chris as we went snow biking After hours finding the right photos that would hide the lines, I used photoshop to mask the lines. To be honest, I'm not very photoshop-proficient so this actually turned out better than I thought it would. Most of the lines are gone except for a few because I couldn't find the right photos. This is still significantly better than the before photo though in my opinion. At least my friend's face is no longer disfigured.

If you have any comments or questions, write away! I'm just trying out ways to make my photography skills better so any advise is welcome!

Take care,

Gary


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