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Parys mountain copper mine by Photosbykev
Parys mountain copper mine
part of a 17 image HDR 360 panorama created for one scene of a virtual tour of the beautiful area around the copper mine on Anglesey www.photosbykev.com/wordpress/…
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Snowdonia and the Milky way panorama by Photosbykev
Snowdonia and the Milky way panorama
Final version of the Snowdon and Milky way panorama, colour corrected and cleaned up. 41 images on a Sony A7S and Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lens processed to make a 3Gb master image.


An updated interactive pano is now here 
www.photosbykev.com/panoramas/…
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Night to Day timelapse
Llyn Padarn near Llanberis in North Wales with Jupiter, Venus and Mars rising over the hills.

6 hours + 2 cameras + 4 lenses + computer = 3000 raw images to post process for this timelapse.
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Super blood moon eclipse 2015 by Photosbykev
Super blood moon eclipse 2015
For those people commenting that it is a photoshop image, of course it is. Even someone with a basic knowledge of photography would know this image cannot be caught in one take.

Capturing a single moon with the foreground during this event is close to impossible because of the extreme dynamic range of the scene. This composite was produced using 3 cameras that were shooting at 30 second intervals all night. Two static cameras with wide angle lenses were shooting images for a timelapse sequence, the third camera was on a tracking mount and was only photographing the moon. At the end of the event I had close to 2000 raw images to play with.

This image shows the moon at key points during the eclipse accurately positioned and overlaid onto another two images captured at totality (03:47 BST). The foreground image is a long exposure from one camera and the night sky was captured on the other camera. What very few people have commented on is the fact that the moon is 9 times larger than reality, so although it was a super moon it wasn't this 'super'
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Photosbykev
a professional amateur
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Background
I'm the experienced side of 50 and first picked up a camera back in the late 1970's. I have always enjoyed photography and in my late teens and early twenties always had a camera with me and spent hundreds of hours in darkrooms processing black and white films and prints. I was married in 1982 and with the increasing pressure of work and family life the photography turned into happy snaps on birthdays, weddings and holidays for 15 years.

Current
My work in the UK nuclear industry takes me all around the country spending a lot of time in hotels reading and playing with a computer. With the arrival of digital cameras I realised that I could be spending my free time a lot more productively and bought my first digital camera in the late 90's. I used to shoot hundreds and hundreds of images of anything that took my fancy and then spent the evenings putting 99% of the images into the trash bin on the computer. Really productive! Now I take my time and take a lot less images but have a lot more 'keepers'.

Areas of Interest
If I was asked what I liked to photograph my answer would have to be wildlife, but I still enjoy going out and just photographing any subject that appeals to me. I like new challenges and will concentrate on one subject until I get the best image I can achieve and then move onto another subject. I have no reservations about photographing captive subjects and get a lot of pleasure from it but the pleasure of getting a good photograph of a wild animal or bird in its natural environment is very rewarding.

Equipment
I have always used Canon equipment, the EOS-5D MkIII, EOS-5D MkII, EOS-7D, EOS-60D (infrared modified) and an old EOS-20D body with a range of lens from 8mm up to 600mm and an assortment of flashguns, tripods and accessories.

The Canon 600mm f4 IS USM prime lens is my pride and joy and the cause of a lot of shoulder and back pain, it is HEAVY! Using this lens means I can position myself further away from a subject and photograph them whilst they are behaving naturally and still capture them full frame and the limited depth of field nicely blurs the backgrounds. Even with image stabilisation the 600mm lens cannot be used without a tripod or beanbag so even more weight to carry to a location...groan.

If you have any questions about my personal photographic work or about shooting techniques please note me and I'll help as much as possible. My personal website, containing all of my wildlife images, can be seen here www.photosbykev.com

Current Age: On the down slope :), Current Residence: Glos, UK, deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL, Print preference: Lustre or Matte, Operating System: Windows 7 leaning towards 10, MP3 player of choice: one with decent music on it, Shell of choice: Oyster, Personal Quote: It's not what you feel that matters, it's who you touch
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KingBirb Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your birds! ;w;
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Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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Happy Birthday!birthday cake 
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Happy Birthday! :star: 
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Happy birthday mate! :ahoy: 
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happy birthday :)
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Happy birthday! :party:
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Happy Birthday !
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