Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WWII Era Tank

WWII Era Tank

I took this shot up at Fort Hood with my wife Eileen and my nephew Dylan.  Dylan wanted to see the tanks so we took him up there. He thought they were "Awesome!" 

This is a World War II-era tank located at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum.  That's a great place to visit because not only do they have old tanks from World War II, but they also have some pretty new stuff as well.  The tank with the desert color camo on it on the left behind this one is an M-1 Abrahms tank which is what we use right now.  There are also Soviet military vehicles there, some of which were capture in Iraq.  Cool stuff!

This shot may not be as awesome since I took it with my Lumix DMC-TZ5 point and shoot.  But, it has auto-bracketing on it and it works pretty well once in a while.  It can only shoot 3 brackets and the widest EV it can do is -1 to +1.  That's OK. And the other thing is that it only saves shots as jpgs.  That's fine also.

I know one thing, I'm gonna hafta go back up there with my DSLR and get some better shots of some of these things some day.  I think there are some great possibilities there!

This shot was processed as usual.  However, I think I also used the duplex filter in Nik Color Efex and sampled the light green color of the tank with a layer opacity of around 20%.

Other setting include:

Camera: Lumix DMC-TZ5
Lens: Built-in 28 - 280mm (35mm equiv.)
ISO: 400
Aperture: f8
Exposure Bias: -0.00
Shutter: 1/800
Focal Length: 28mm (35mm equiv.)
Mode: Normal
Bracketing: 3 exposures with EVs ranging from -1 to +1 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: None

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  1. Nice work Evan. Many people frown upon HDR because they think its a punch of contrast and Saturation and i think your works are an amazing example to what HDR is all about. keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks afu! That's a very nice compliment. I appreciate it!


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