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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 02:42:04 PM »
Really good photographer.

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2012, 02:42:29 PM »
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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 02:42:54 PM »
Really good photographer.

yeah, what kind of camera are you using jvon?

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 02:43:31 PM »
Really good photographer.

Not trying to say that it looks like crap in person, just that j-von is obviously a talented individual.  Good work j-von.  :thumbs:

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »
Really good photographer.

yeah, what kind of camera are you using jvon?

Thanks, I'm using a beginner DSLR Nikon D3100 with their crappy kit 18-55 lens.  I'm no great photographer, I've just done a lot of work in Lightroom and Photoshop so I'm able to clean them up in post to make them look like what a good photographer would be able to do without software.  I do shoot on full manual though so you have to understand how everything works together.

For these shots I had to leave the shutter open a long time to get that amount of light into the lens (5-6 seconds on some).  More expensive lenses can get to lower apertures which don't need as much time which is why some people refer to nicer lenses as "faster glass".  I do have a nice 50mm 1.8 lens but it really doesn't work well for these wide open shots.  I actually wanted to leave the shutter open longer in this case to catch the motion of the globe and fountain so it worked out pretty well. 

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2012, 03:21:07 PM »
hey jvon, why don't you go catch up on the meadowlark hills contruction project while you're at it

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2012, 03:25:28 PM »
Really good photographer.

yeah, what kind of camera are you using jvon?

Thanks, I'm using a beginner DSLR Nikon D3100 with their crappy kit 18-55 lens.  I'm no great photographer, I've just done a lot of work in Lightroom and Photoshop so I'm able to clean them up in post to make them look like what a good photographer would be able to do without software.  I do shoot on full manual though so you have to understand how everything works together.

For these shots I had to leave the shutter open a long time to get that amount of light into the lens (5-6 seconds on some).  More expensive lenses can get to lower apertures which don't need as much time which is why some people refer to nicer lenses as "faster glass".  I do have a nice 50mm 1.8 lens but it really doesn't work well for these wide open shots.  I actually wanted to leave the shutter open longer in this case to catch the motion of the globe and fountain so it worked out pretty well. 

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2012, 03:29:50 PM »
just crank the 50mm 1.8 up to 2.8 and you should get the low light sharpness you're looking for


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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2012, 03:49:03 PM »
just crank the 50mm 1.8 up to 2.8 and you should get the low light sharpness you're looking for

Since the d3100 isn't full frame, the 50mm acts more like a 75mm which is tough when trying to document a large area.  I got the 50mm because it supposedly has the best bokeh and that's what I was looking for, but I really wish I would have gotten the 35mm.  I think that will be my next purchase and then hopefully a nice 70-200 2.8.  I'll keep the 50mm for artsy closeups.  Here's a few testing out the sharpness and bokeh of 1.8 on the 50mm unedited.



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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2012, 05:48:28 PM »
just crank the 50mm 1.8 up to 2.8 and you should get the low light sharpness you're looking for

Since the d3100 isn't full frame, the 50mm acts more like a 75mm which is tough when trying to document a large area.  I got the 50mm because it supposedly has the best bokeh and that's what I was looking for, but I really wish I would have gotten the 35mm.  I think that will be my next purchase and then hopefully a nice 70-200 2.8.  I'll keep the 50mm for artsy closeups.  Here's a few testing out the sharpness and bokeh of 1.8 on the 50mm unedited.
you definitely want to go full frame.  i shoot with a 24-70 2.8 L series lens and love it.  it's really fast.  you might also consider the 24mm 1.4  :drool:


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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2012, 05:54:31 PM »
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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2012, 06:07:40 PM »
Some nighttime pictures of the Jardine apartments.  It was a nice place to bring some food and hang out even though non-residents aren't supposed to use the overlook/pond/etc.

http://www.ksunews.com/jardine-apartment-complex-part-1/

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2012, 06:14:49 PM »
i lived in jardine as a kid (r-30 represent!), and it was a craphole, but fun as hell for an early grade schooler.

can't believe it's changed so much.
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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2012, 06:15:55 PM »
Some nighttime pictures of the Jardine apartments.  It was a nice place to bring some food and hang out even though non-residents aren't supposed to use the overlook/pond/etc.

http://www.ksunews.com/jardine-apartment-complex-part-1/

Great work. These are worthy of posting in a thread where others mock our campus (to defend us, of course)

This reminds me, I know the images on the site are too big to post and talk about on the forum so I'm wondering if I should post smaller versions in the thread when I have updates?


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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2012, 06:20:55 PM »
just crank the 50mm 1.8 up to 2.8 and you should get the low light sharpness you're looking for

Since the d3100 isn't full frame, the 50mm acts more like a 75mm which is tough when trying to document a large area.  I got the 50mm because it supposedly has the best bokeh and that's what I was looking for, but I really wish I would have gotten the 35mm.  I think that will be my next purchase and then hopefully a nice 70-200 2.8.  I'll keep the 50mm for artsy closeups.  Here's a few testing out the sharpness and bokeh of 1.8 on the 50mm unedited.
you definitely want to go full frame.  i shoot with a 24-70 2.8 L series lens and love it.  it's really fast.  you might also consider the 24mm 1.4  :drool:

Your lens would be pretty awesome for what I'm doing, especially in full frame.  Do you do it as a hobby or is it part of your job?

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2012, 06:38:30 PM »
just a hobby, i've been into it my whole life


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ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2012, 06:44:19 PM »
What's really crazy is lots of the back area buildings were renovated from the existing shitholes and aren't all new construction

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2012, 09:56:01 PM »
steel goes up very quickly.

the only thing that could make it *kinda* slow would be if they poured each deck before setting the next level.  you can set all the steel though and come back to pour the decks, just makes it more labor intensive for the concrete guys.

Thanks, I was hoping we could get people that know what they're talking about to help out since I'm no construction expert.  Is it pretty common to have a huge steel framework up during a season when doing one of these?

I mentioned in the post about the BTF that I was surprised how far behind they still are and how unfinished the inside is.  I'd be interested to hear from someone with building experience if it's as far off as it looks.

It takes a while to do the site work. Drilling piers, setting foundations and such. The steel will go up in no time at all. It's not un common for steel to be up during the season. It hurts in blocking some revenue making stuff like concessions, but it's a cool thing to see and generates a "buzz" so it's kind of offset.

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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2012, 10:02:29 PM »
I lived there the first two years it was renovated, great place to live. A lot of the football players lived there as well, including Freemaw. If I were to go back and get a graduate degree, I would totally buy one of the condos there.
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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2012, 10:38:29 PM »
now go to la hacienda and places like that and make them look even more awesome than they really are

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« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2012, 10:54:09 PM »
now go to la hacienda and places like that and make them look even more awesome than they really are

yeah. and then turn gold into something even goldier. i mean gmafb.

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2012, 11:17:32 PM »
just a hobby, i've been into it my whole life

Good to know, I'll hit you up when I'm ready to upgrade my stuff.

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It takes a while to do the site work. Drilling piers, setting foundations and such. The steel will go up in no time at all. It's not un common for steel to be up during the season. It hurts in blocking some revenue making stuff like concessions, but it's a cool thing to see and generates a "buzz" so it's kind of offset. 

Thanks for the info.  I'm going to be up there tomorrow night and I'll try to find an open gate so I can get more detailed photos of the south side construction.  I was the one who cut the wires to the webcam so they wouldn't see me sneaking in.

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I would totally buy one of the condos.

Can anyone buy a condo there?

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Re: ksunews construction update master thread
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2012, 11:54:08 AM »
Some nighttime pictures of the Jardine apartments.  It was a nice place to bring some food and hang out even though non-residents aren't supposed to use the overlook/pond/etc.

http://www.ksunews.com/jardine-apartment-complex-part-1/

Great work. These are worthy of posting in a thread where others mock our campus (to defend us, of course)

This reminds me, I know the images on the site are too big to post and talk about on the forum so I'm wondering if I should post smaller versions in the thread when I have updates?




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« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2012, 01:27:00 PM »
Absolutely amazing what that place is now compared to what it was. 


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« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2012, 02:19:49 PM »
now go to la hacienda and places like that and make them look even more awesome than they really are

yeah. and then turn gold into something even goldier. i mean gmafb.
maybe I'm just tired of seeing yours and 8mans grainy ass cell phone pics of the place!