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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:55 am
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Here are pictures of what was on exhibition (Feb 07) at the Patton Museum. This is the basic walk-thur.....I think everyone will recognize everything. The lighting is bad...and I will add anything new that I see, plus someone else can do detail shots and add to this

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Excellent photos, AJ, thanks for posting them! I was going to do a separate thread of a photo tour of the Patton Museum but you beat me to it! Smile

I found - like you - that the interior lighting is dark and, not putting my camera's flash setting to 'high', mine don't have near the illumination your pics show. I will, accordingly, have to hang my head in shame.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:15 am
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I used a tripod and no flash, then photoshoped them. The flash seemed to wash out the fronts. The whole digital thing is new to me. If we see new stuff at the museum I will post the pics on this thread. My real interest is the other buildings....anyone that knows more about the photo taking subject speak up.....
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I think the LST building will give you a whole new experience in poor lighting Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:18 pm
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Kubinka is one of the worst I think, very dark, overcast outside, and heavily backlighted and a very dark subject. I wonder who ever got the idea to paint museums black inside. Wright-Pat has at least one hall like that, things just disappear in the blackness. I think the SR71 Blackbird is in that hall
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:32 pm
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I used a tripod and no flash, then photoshoped them. The flash seemed to wash out the fronts. The whole digital thing is new to me. If we see new stuff at the museum I will post the pics on this thread. My real interest is the other buildings....anyone that knows more about the photo taking subject speak up.....


I may be biased, but I think you're doing fine....

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Hah! You amateurs! I have you both beat! Mine is easily the worst of the three!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:45 pm
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dont worry to much about the actual pictures you take is my opinion, unless you are using a pro digital slr you prbably need to rely more on photo edit software heres Dougs pic(mine) after 2mins editing
tripods a must if you need to go none flash also u have little control over depth of field with smaller compact or auto cameras, i also find that on mid range slr type cameras "eg fuji s7000 etc"the full auto settings are to say the least limited, go manual if you know how, the joy of digital is not wasting loads of $ on dud prints...

Edit Crop Enhance and even your pics that look washed out can usually be reclaimed....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:55 pm
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here you go a little better
IMG]http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/shadow_anubis/Copyof095redo.jpg[/IMG]

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:57 pm
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here you go a little better

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:13 pm
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Kubinka is one of the worst I think, very dark, overcast outside, and heavily backlighted and a very dark subject. I wonder who ever got the idea to paint museums black inside. Wright-Pat has at least one hall like that, things just disappear in the blackness. I think the SR71 Blackbird is in that hall


Well here is a picture in the LST building. At least it wasn't pitching and rolling Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:30 pm
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its like switching the light on
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this was done with nero photosnap but theres more advanced software you can use....

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its like switching the light on
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redo this%20was%20done%20with%20nero%20photosnap%20but%20theres%20more%20advanced%20software%20you%20can%20use....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:55 am
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here is one from a program callled pureimage
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:21 am
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AJ2,
Thanks for posting your pics. I haven't been to the Patton Museum since '88 so its nice to see how it has changed. It is on my "visit" list for next year.

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