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Olaf Bathke is a German photographer, working in Hamburg and Kiel. He is specialized in wedding-, portrait and landscape photography. Outside the wedding saison he is travelling around Northern Europe. He is the Host of the "Olaf Bathke Talk".
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Very cool impressions from videographer +Eric Cheng 
 
The latest +DJI Story is called "Live Broadcast From a Volcano," and is the behind-the-scenes video from our live volcano flight with Good Morning America​ and Ginger Zee​. It features Ferdinand​ / Skynamic​ and me flying Inspire 1 units over an Icelandic volcano in the winter, and what it took to pull the expedition off. We also had prototype Phantom 3 units with us, and took advantage of the trip to capture 4K footage for the Phantom 3 launch videos you might have seen.
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Ongoing discussion over on +Michael Breitung s timeline about noise on the 5DS-R... See you there...
 
I said I wouldn't post more 100% Crops of the 5ds-r for a time. But there was a discussion over at +Olaf Bathke site about it. +Cole Thompson who does some great long exposure photography also bought the 5Ds-R some time back and he found some serious noise issues for exposures of several minutes. See his blog post here:

http://www.photographyblackwhite.com/canon-5dsr-noise-issues/

I also did some long exposure photography on my recent trip to France and my impression was that the 5Ds-R copes very well with long exposures. If shooting less than one or two minutes I never had issues with noise, even without Long Exposure Noise Reduction. Comming from the 5D Mark II I was used to using the LNR for long exposure, because the noise became quite apparent, if I went into the direction between 5 and 10 minutes -> hot pixels everywhere.

Below you see some crops of a photo I took before sunrise in Verdon Canyon (https://500px.com/photo/118144837/verdon-moon-by-michael-breitung). I think it was allready around 20°C and I took two shots between 8 and 9 minutes. One shot I took without LNR turned on (Crops in first row). Because I didn't have much experience with the 5Ds-R I repeated the shot right afterwards with slightly adjusted ISO settings (Crops in second row). This time I had LNR turned on - this basically doubles the time you have to wait for the finished photo to popup up on the back of the camera and if the light is changing fast it's not always an option.

So lets look at the crops:

Upper left: I tried to exposed properly to the right but with the DR of the scene this still gave me some quite dark shadows. Mind I had the moon in the photo and I tried to also keep the bright parts. Without pushing the darks I don't see much noise there, for me this is acceptable for an ISO 200 shot of more than 8 minutes.

Upper middle: same crop with shadows set to + 100 in LR. Nothing else changed. Here you can see some dot noise. No real manifestation of the blue or red hot pixels but still not all too clean. But it's really not that much and I think I could have cleaned this a bit and been ok

Upper right: here's a crop showing some middle tones, also with shadows + 100. I see no issues here.

Lower left: I took this shot directly after the first. I went down with the ISO a bit since it was getting brighter but while taking the exposure I decided to slightly lengthen it since more clouds were crepping in front of the moon. The crop is again with shadows set to + 100 in LR. Here I shot with LNR turned on and this totally eliminates the strange dot noise. For me this looks quite clean.

Lower middle: this is a crop of the final developed photo. I usually end up with a slightly darker shot than what I start with. From raw I try to get as much image info as possible and then I try to recreate the atmosphere as it was. If you look at this crop on a dark background you see the detail there. But mind that this is from the edge of the frame, so you won't get as many details as in the middle at 100% due to restrictions of the lense, which was the Canon 16-35 f/4. Also due to lense correction and some cropping the crop is slightly different than the others.

Lower left: crop of final images for the middle tones.

I will do further tests in the future but my experience till now is that the 5Ds-R will serve me very well.
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I read posts about the new 5DsR and possible noise issues.
I was shocked when I read that +Cole Thompson returned his 5DsR back because of noise issues. See his blog post here: http://www.photographyblackwhite.com/canon-5dsr-noise-issues/
Now I see this great shot from my dear friend +Michael Breitung ! 9 Minutes is quite a long time. Not much noise there.
So, is there a noise problem in terms of longer exposures with the 5DsR?
 
The 5DsR is quite capable for long exposures. Here a shot I took at Canyon du Verdon. 9 Minutes exposure at ISO 160
One of the many views of the Verdon Canyon in France. I took this long exposure along the Routes de Cretes an hour before sunrise. Really the best time to be there, all is so calm and no other people around. Video Tutorials | Prints | Contact
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Hi Everyone. I did return my 5DSr because of the the noise. It is interesting that Michael was able to get a 9 minute exposure and I could not. Are there differences from camera to camera? Or was the higher ambient temperature the problem?

I do not use the in-camera noise reduction simply because I'm too impatient to sit there for another 4 minutes!

Regardless of the reason, I cannot afford to have a shot ruined due to noise. I will keep shooting with the 5D Mk II and Mk III and will look at the Sony A7R II.

To consider another camera is a sad thing. I purchased my first SLR at age 14 and it was a Canon and I've never used anything else since.

I am loyal to Canon, but I'm more loyal to my images.
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A Kind of synanthrope... :-)
 
Bamboo Rafting on the Li River in China

As many of you travelers may know, the Cormorant Fisherman no longer fish for a living, but they do provide photography services for the right price.

If you are in the Guilin/Yangshuo/Xingping area and would like to see these guys in action I highly suggest going through a guy named Jack who runs Yangshuo Private Tours.
http://www.yangshuoprivatetours.com/

He provides a wealth of information, and will set you up with everything necessary and more. I was highly impressed & as goes for anything on here, I mention his name and product because it’s amazing and for no other reason.

We woke up early, 4AM early, and I stepped out on to the nice little porch we had ( This Old Place Youth Hostel / Could stay here for weeks, awesome spot ) overlooking the Lijiang River, in Xingping. The water for instant coffee was hot, and we were ready to knock out the next mission on our trip itinerary. Up to this point in the trip weather had been perfect.

GPS --> 24°54'58.3"N 110°31'36.5"E

This particular morning it was pretty nasty, wet, rain, fog, you name it. None the less there was no way I was coming all this way and not getting a picture of the fisherman at sunrise. Mr. Huang the fisherman met us at 5AM and we boarded his small bamboo raft to venture up the misty Lijiang. Upon docking the boat, he setup his little skiff and pulled the birds out of their cages by the necks ( they didn’t seem to mind ). We proceeded to take numerous shots of him for the next hour or so.

At first it’s hard to get used to shooting very low light & High ISO ( 2500 in the case of the shot below ), but once you get the hang of it, taking an insane amount of shots will guarantee you get something sharp, and interesting. I came away with 10 shots that I really liked from the morning, here is the first to make it online. Upon waking up I complained of rain, but I think it ended up making this picture.

Enjoy & Thanks for Looking

More Behind the Scenes Photos --> 
http://davemorrowphotography.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-nG4HfxK

Cheers,
Dave
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➤ Tranquility in the absence of abundance is a gate to a dimension of meanings beyond mere visual perception. It piques the senses to peep through, hoping for a bare beauty emerging to sight amongst the least of things. And indeed, there will be in its most earnest state. The simplest allure where decoration is at its slightest. www.Hengki-Koentjoro.com
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what a great shot... +Alex Noriega 
 
"Outset"

Waves crashing into a sea cave in Olympic National Park, Washington at sunset. Consider joining Alex Mody and I on a tour this September to photograph rugged coastal scenes such as this!

This image is comprised of three exposures, due to dynamic range and shutter speed considerations: one for the cave/rock, one for the sky, and one for the water - though it could have been done in one. I've been shooting this composition for three years now, since I found this cave on my first visit to ONP - and finally the tides and sunset light aligned on my most recent visit. I was never really happy with the previous sunrise rendition you may have seen from me, as the light was very flat, even if the color was there.

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OMG: Lofoten are Paradies... Great shot from +Dag Ole Nordhaug 
 
Lofoten sunset. Nappstraumen, Norway. July 2015.
I haven't been active here on G+ for quite some while, mostly because I have been travelling and photographing more or less continously for the last weeks. I started out in Lofoten in mid July. Weather has been awful in Norway this summer, but I was fortunate enough to get some clear skies and wonderful sunsets during my days in Lofoten. Hope you like it, have a splendid sunday!

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#norway #lofoten #sunsetphotography  
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Absolutely breathtaking view Olaf!
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Love the structures... great shot from +Stefan Brenner 
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Aktivitäten auf GooglePlus werden sicherlich in Zukunft immer wichtiger werden. Zumal Google hier direkt am Ventil mitzählt. Viel Spass weiterhin beim Teilen hier, ihr Hochzeitsfotografen Deutschland:
http://www.sistrix.de/news/social-signals-status-quo-teil-1/
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Mit dem Social-Media-Modul der Toolbox haben wir jetzt die Schwelle von 100 Milliarden ausgewerteten Social Signals übersprungen. Ein guter Anlass, um mit einigen Analysen genauer in diese Daten zu schauen.
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BREAKING NEWS: Public Perception keeps free! The attack on #FreedomOfPanorama is deflected! (But still no extension to all EU-States, but chances are again end of the year) http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/european-parliament-rejects-absurd-eu-plan-to-axe-freedom-of-panorama-55708 
A majority of MEPs have voted against an EU plan which threatened Freedom of Panorama
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+Olaf Bathke maybe this will be a good point to start a collection, in which country you can take a picture of a public building and where not. 
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On 9 July 2015, the European Parliament might destroy photography. The Freedom of taking photos in public places is under attack. Until now, in most countries in Europe you were safe to take and publish photographs that are taken from public ground – This is called Freedom of Panorama. When you were on vacation, you could take a photo from the London Eye and share it with your friends on Facebook*. If someone wanted to pay you for using this p...
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Hi Olaf great to see this on g+ I have signed the partition and hope many more will join in.
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