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XaiLo
07-11-2006, 10:48 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower1.jpg

XaiLo
07-11-2006, 10:57 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower3.jpg

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/final.jpg

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mural4.jpg

XaiLo
07-11-2006, 11:03 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mural3.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mural2.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/street1.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower14.jpg

XaiLo
07-11-2006, 11:12 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/car.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower12.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower11.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower13.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower7.jpg

XaiLo
07-11-2006, 11:21 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower2.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/bird1 .jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower5.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower6.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower8.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower9.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower15.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower10.jpg

sjseto
07-11-2006, 11:29 PM
Is there anyone else besides me who can't see the images?

Stephanie

XaiLo
07-11-2006, 11:34 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/signal fly.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/alley1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mural1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/scene1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flower4.jpg


Political statement for the day I call this "reallife"
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/reallife.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/cat1.jpg

No pp except for resize all were shot with a CP just curious, comments welcomed.

papabear
07-12-2006, 12:50 AM
please enjoy it ...
everything set to Auto
I just resized it by using ACDSee version 5.0.0.0025
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3800/3323/1600/IMG_0002.jpg

cdnphotographer
07-12-2006, 08:25 AM
http://www.agcatlanta.com/uploads/flower13.jpg





This is nice... how did you achieve this look??

XaiLo
07-12-2006, 09:01 AM
That's actually a nite shot using flash - ISO 80 f3.5 1/8 ...and thank you

BowerR64
07-12-2006, 09:52 AM
I cant wait to get mine now!

I like this one

http://www.agcatlanta.com/uploads/flower2.jpg

XaiLo
07-12-2006, 09:59 AM
It's a nice camera you'll definately enjoy it unfortunately I really haven't had time to shoot many pictures.

truflip
07-12-2006, 11:07 AM
It's a nice camera you'll definately enjoy it unfortunately I really haven't had time to shoot many pictures.
Me too.. it makes me sad.. my S3 is sitting all alone at home. I work and when I get home its already dusk and suns KINDA going away... esp thsi week.. all rain n clouds.. ticks me off.. .:mad:

Anyway those are some nice pictures !!! Makes me like my S3 even more.. ahh I cant wait till the weekend, gonna take some pics =D Again, NICE PICTURESS!

Sparty
07-12-2006, 02:41 PM
It's a nice camera you'll definately enjoy it.

Nice pics! I see you also have the S2. Just wondering why you got the S3. Since everything I read says they are about the same with a few added features. Can you tell a difference in picture quality? I have an S2 as well, just wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to the S3. Thanks!!

JTL
07-12-2006, 03:02 PM
Nice pics! I see you also have the S2. Just wondering why you got the S3. Since everything I read says they are about the same with a few added features. Can you tell a difference in picture quality? I have an S2 as well, just wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to the S3. Thanks!!This whole thing about the S3 not being a worthy upgrade is such a lot of bunk! Sometimes I think people say things just to say them...reviewers included...

This list of updated features is long and comprehensive and important to anyone who cares to really take note:

Live Histogram
Increased Focus Accuracy
Larger LCD
Decreased Shutter Lag
Decreased Purple Fringing Levels
Rule of Thirds Grid
More Custom Controls
Increased Dynamic Range Control
Decreased Highlight Clipping
(Color) Black
Dedicated ISO Button
Post Editing
16:9 Aspect Ratio
6.3 MP - Produces smooth, highly detailed 11x14" and 13x19" prints without compromise
Faster Shutters Speeds
Sports ModeThank you XaiLo for compiling the most comprehansive list!

There's probably even more, but I've only had it a week! After owning both cameras, there is simply no question that the S3 is a more desirable camera and that the extra cost is well worth it.

XaiLo
07-12-2006, 03:59 PM
My S2 fell and broke the lens shaft ...with that said I still opted to wait for the release of the S3 before I made my purchase. I chose the S3 over the price declining S2 because of some of the new features most notably better focusing, live histogram, decreased shutter lag, and less fringing. I would have to say in my opinion culmatively these features will invariably afford you a better opportunity of getting a good picture of what you want. The new CCD will hopefully have better processing algorithims.

Odds are I would have sold my S2 and bought the S3 if it had not broken. I only had the S2 for about 5 or 6 weeks. I also planned on using it for a business application so I did and do need decent shots. Considering I intend on also purchasing a D200 makes it maybe a little more significant that I opted for the S3 money that would have otherwise gone towards the D200.

But for me the S3 was worth it and I respectfully disagree with most who say there's little difference between them. It would be hard for me to fairly compare picture quality because the subject matter and lighting conditions were different for both cameras so it will be a while before I could tell you about that. But I have noticed a drastic drop in blured pictures so for me that's a real plus because the LCD does not do a good job of letting you know you have taken a bad picture at times.

Check here for a feature list:
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=137811&postcount=92

If I had it to do all over again I would still buy the S3 so in short the answer to your question is yes. Most of these pictures are quite nice despite being shot with a CP filter. It was a heavy overcast day with only a peek of the sun here and there. hth

Edit: One more thing I would like to add a lot of the reviews I read seemed like the reviewers were to lazy to right a decent review. It was like they just copied and pasted their S2 review. I had to really dig hard to find out what the real differences were early on and sadly this was prevalent even on reputable sites this seemed to be the case. Which is a shame because with the Pro 1 and G6 being discountinued this is Canons flagship in that market segment until further notice and it deserves better than a fleeting glance.

Sparty
07-13-2006, 07:02 PM
Thanks for your replies!! It looks like a sweet camera to me. Guess I might just do the upgrade!!

AMDnut
07-13-2006, 09:03 PM
Excellent pics!

Looks like the S3 is a nice upgrade. I am still learning my S2 though...

TenD
07-14-2006, 12:48 AM
It's a fine camera, but there is no getting around the fact that it's a minor upgrade to the S2, and IMO not worth a 25% upgrade in price. Just like in your opinion which you throw around here in anger as fact that it is worth the upgrade. The S3 is a fine camera and worth the asking price but when you put it up against an S2 especially at closeout prices it's just not that much more camera.

Live Histogram-this one is useful, should have been on all of the S-superzooms
Increased focus accuracy-the S3 is a little better here from what I have read, I have never really considered this to be a real defect, I guess the focusing could be better, I have always looked at auto focus as a guide, I started photography with manual focus and auto focus is great, but still a convenience. I have had to hunt around for objects with more contrast sometimes though, if the S3 has dealt with the S2s long range focus issues it definitely has an edge here.
Larger LCD-Ho Hum, its really marginally larger, and all LCD playback screens are pretty much useless, the real proof is when it's displayed on the computer screen. And although larger it still has the same 115,000 pixels. This is America though and bigger is better...
Decreased Shutter Lag-I don't see any evidence of this, in Phil Askey's timings the S2 and S3 are virtually a dead heat with each camera taking a slight lead here or there, or the back seat here or there. There is nothing that jumps out as either camera being faster in Phil's tests. And Phil Askey and Jeff Keller are pretty good sources of accurate info.
Decreased Purple Fringing Levels-Huh? these cameras use the exact same optics! I guess the fringing could be caused by the CCD, and maybe the 6mp CCD is superior here. Everything I have read says the S3 has plenty of PF to go around. Life with a super zoom compact.
Rule of Thirds Grid-Ho Hum, do you really need a grid to tell you to use this rule?
More Custom Controls-yep, it's now got a sports mode....oh, and a color accent mode. I never have ventured south of P, there is nothing in those modes that can't be done elsewhere on the dial of either camera, or with post processing in PS.
Increased Dynamic Range-Huh? AFAIK there haven't been any developments here, about 5 stops of light standard for a CCD. The only development I know of is the Fuji super CCD, Fuji may be on to something here, hopefully Canon will develop something similar.
Decreased Highlight Clipping-Repeat of above, if the camera truly has increased dynamic range then of course we would be clipping less highlights, like I stated above, I don't know of any developments here. I am guessing if less clipping is indeed true, that canon tweaked down the metering a little, maybe biased in about -1/3ec. I am pretty sure the same thing was done with the 30D.
(Color) Black-Yeah, black ones take much better pictures.
Dedicated ISO Button-yeah, useful, but press function, cursor down to ISO, and over to ISO desired, shoot, not so hard.
Post Editing-I didn't know the S3 had this, but much more accurate and better post editing can be done in your computer, the screen is much too small to really see enough to edit well.
16:9 Aspect Ratio-Nothing but an in camera crop, I guess it would be good for those with 16:9 TVs for full screen video.
6.3 MP - Produces smooth, highly detailed 11x14" and 13x19" prints without compromise-Megapixel hype, yeah there's a little more info there, but very little more. To print an 8x10 picture at 300dpi(considered high quality)you need 6mp. 11x14 or 13x19? You could print at 150dpi and have a very good quality photo, but up close you would see the dots, 5mp vs 6mp is hardly a bump in quality, sure you can print a high quality 8x10 with the S3 where the S2 will be slightly below this quality.
Faster Shutters Speeds-Huh? They have the exact same shutter speeds 15-1/3200, and they have virtually the same burst speeds with the S2 actually having an insignificant edge 2.4fps vs 2.3fps.
Sports Mode-yep, kind of mentioned above too, more modes...I can accept this as a selling point although again I would rather be in control and choose what I want with the shot rather than what the mode says I should.

In conclusion, I will say it again: the S3 is a fine camera, and if the choice wasn't available to still buy an S2 it would absolutely be a no brainer. It is one of the top 2 or 3 in it's class. The differences between the S1 and the S2 were quite substantial, the differences between the S2 and S3 are really quite minor. Just enough to make some move up, which is the norm for our digital age, only now the changes aren't major, more like tweaking. I have been looking toward the S2 for over a year, but hoping something with some more oomph would come out, when the S3 was introduced the decision was easy. The S3 simply didn't offer enough over the S2 to not take advantage of the close out prices. The 20D is on my short list right now for the very same reasons. What would have made me go for the S3? RAW would have sold me in a heartbeat, a better, brighter EVF, and truly better high ISO performance would be nice, instead we got a toned down ISO 400(not as sensitive as ISO 400 on the S2) and an ISO 800 which is pretty un-useable. A hotshoe would have been great, a status LCD on top like the G series, and maybe faster optics(but I don't want to have to pay the price for them).

XaiLo
07-14-2006, 07:40 AM
It's a fine camera, but there is no getting around the fact that it's a minor upgrade to the S2, and IMO not worth a 25% upgrade in price. Just like in your opinion which you throw around here in anger as fact that it is worth the upgrade. The S3 is a fine camera and worth the asking price but when you put it up against an S2 especially at closeout prices it's just not that much more camera.

I don't know if this was in reference to JTL or myself. Personally I have already stated that in this forum that S2 to S3 was not as significant an upgrade the S1 to S2. And have also stated and reccomended that the S2 at it's current price point is a steal. With that said "focusing" was the main issue I had with the S2 when you add that to AF it translates into long wait times to getting a shot off that you have by now missed. Most often due to venue I find myself at the long end where I can not get up close and personal. Granted the screen size increase was marginal but compared side by side and in use it's almost night and day, manual focus is actually usable now. And shutter lag is more reasonable under these circumstances. I find the ability to focus properly and accurately very inviting. Live histogram speaks for itself. New CCD 8x10 quality makes for added opportunities. In my opinion those were enough for me to choose the S3 for my needs especially "focus".

TenD
07-14-2006, 09:02 AM
I don't know if this was in reference to JTL or myself.
This wasn't really aimed at you, but at JTL. Fine photos by the way, you've done a fine job with the S3, and as I stated above, the S3 is a fine camera, very capable, and worthy of it's price. I just get very frustrated by people defending their purchases here, it becomes emotional. I bought a XXX therefore it's the greatest, it's a fact! I guess I get tired of people spitting out eroneous information as fact. Many of the statements made weren't fact, and were just opinion. I try to back my information up with review information from several sources. What got my hackles up the most was JTLs statement:

This whole thing about the S3 not being a worthy upgrade is such a lot of bunk! Sometimes I think people say things just to say them...reviewers included...
Silly for me to not have included it in my post. A simple preface of IMO to that statement would have changed the whole tone of it. The reviewers have handled hundreds of cameras and they DO know what they are talking about, certainly more than me or JTL who has owned the camera for only a week. Hence the reason for the research. Unfortunately many come here and ask which camera should I buy? And far too often the answer is "mine, mine mine because of course, I would only buy the best!"
The S3 is a fine camera and does everything the S2 does and a little more. There are many out there that may be on a budget and a camera that does 95% of what the S3 for $100 less may have a lot of appeal to them.

JTL
07-14-2006, 09:16 AM
This wasn't really aimed at you, but at JTL. Fine photos by the way, you've done a fine job with the S3, and as I stated above, the S3 is a fine camera, very capable, and worthy of it's price. I just get very frustrated by people defending their purchases here, it becomes emotional. I bought a XXX therefore it's the greatest, it's a fact! I guess I get tired of people spitting out eroneous information as fact. Many of the statements made weren't fact, and were just opinion. I try to back my information up with review information from several sources. What got my hackles up the most was JTLs statement:

Silly for me to not have included it in my post. A simple preface of IMO to that statement would have changed the whole tone of it. The reviewers have handled hundreds of cameras and they DO know what they are talking about, certainly more than me or JTL who has owned the camera for only a week. Hence the reason for the research. Unfortunately many come here and ask which camera should I buy? And far too often the answer is "mine, mine mine because of course, I would only buy the best!"
The S3 is a fine camera and does everything the S2 does and a little more. There are many out there that may be on a budget and a camera that does 95% of what the S3 for $100 less may have a lot of appeal to them.Sorry...IMO...:D

TenD
07-14-2006, 09:23 AM
Sorry...IMO...:D
....Cute...

JTL
07-14-2006, 09:27 AM
....Cute...You forgot to say "IMO Cute" :p

XaiLo
07-14-2006, 12:56 PM
No Problem TenD, your quite right and where is the guy that hijacked my thread LOL. I have no problem recommending either, but in reality it boils down to the individual. It would probably be more helpful if they knew what they were going to do with it. But most of the time we operate in the world of the unknown it's hard to say x user will be open or closed to exploring x possibility for x situation, so therefore x is the correct answer. If that made any sense. Any way thanks for the compliment. I hope this x gets better LOL...:cool:

truflip
07-14-2006, 01:46 PM
poor XaiLo his thread got hijacked.. really hijacked.. post some more pics taken wit ur nice S3 my friend. I'll add some tonight or tmrw =D

AMDnut
07-14-2006, 05:45 PM
Mind if I throw in a couple S2 pics? I have been trying the AV settings with a small aperture (8.0). Messing with water....

Not trying to hijack.... :)

AMDnut
07-14-2006, 05:46 PM
Another, but both need some PP work...

AMDnut
07-14-2006, 06:05 PM
I can't seem to get the colors you guys do.... I need to learn more PP tricks...

AMDnut
07-14-2006, 06:06 PM
Some basic PP and Noiseware filtering... I need to practice...:o

XaiLo
07-14-2006, 06:59 PM
Mind if I throw in a couple S2 pics? I have been trying the AV settings with a small aperture (8.0). Messing with water....

Not trying to hijack.... :)

Sure why not join the crowd...LOL no worries man...have at it.

XaiLo
07-14-2006, 07:05 PM
poor XaiLo his thread got hijacked.. really hijacked.. post some more pics taken wit ur nice S3 my friend. I'll add some tonight or tmrw =D

Really haven't had the opportunity since my last pics, actually when I shot this bunch I was suppose to be looking for a house to shoot which I needed for a brochure. But I decided to have fun instead since the area I was in did not have the type of house I was looking to shoot.

AMDnut
07-14-2006, 07:51 PM
XaiLo - Have you tried the ISO 800 setting yet? Is it really bad for noise?

danielg
07-15-2006, 04:44 AM
Here are some of my S3is shots. It is a great cam!!:)

http://static.flickr.com/70/184628953_e8d982ea56.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/77/186432534_7e4fde14d0.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/56/182341503_6b3fb2b0b4.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/45/182341611_341cdfb19e.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/64/188607760_b0e1ab5b07.jpg

Thanks for looking, Sorry I didn't mean to hijack the thread sir. If its too much , I will delete my shots :)

XaiLo
07-15-2006, 05:29 AM
XaiLo - Have you tried the ISO 800 setting yet? Is it really bad for noise?

Let's see how can I put this "Yes -n- Yes. I'll post a couple of ISO 800 pics.

Redbird
07-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Nice shots Daniel. I particularly like the reflection in the water droplet in the first. I haven't tried anything like that with my S2. Looks like I've got something new to try.

truflip
07-15-2006, 10:08 PM
please.. its not hijacking as long as you're contributing to the thread with pictures =)

Ill contribute my pictures tomorrow. I gotta resize them and im kinda gettin lazee.. lol After seeing all those nice pics, im kinda shy to show my pictures now =(

danielg
07-16-2006, 09:59 AM
Redbird, thanks very much :)

Truflip, please do post more of your phots as this is your thread :)

Bored in the restaurant while waiting for dinner to be served. took some shots of the glasses of water :)
http://static.flickr.com/47/179019812_e6fbc02639.jpg

12 awesome years with my wife :D
http://static.flickr.com/45/175519541_879cfd31ab.jpg

10 - 15 seconds long exposure shots.
http://static.flickr.com/64/186946193_99701cf715.jpg

truflip
07-16-2006, 11:27 AM
nice nice.. very creative pictures...

anyway thanks for the encouragement, so here are a few to start with.. my very first few S3 IS pictures taken the day I bought the camera.. .*drum roll*.. ok maybe not. but here they are:

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/2295/img1745we3.th.jpg (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img1745we3.jpg)http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6760/picture065xu8.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture065xu8.jpg)http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/3074/picture080yw2.th.jpg (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture080yw2.jpg)http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/2530/picture083vh9.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture083vh9.jpg)http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/4853/picture166ok7.th.jpg (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture166ok7.jpg)
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/9128/picture189in4.th.jpg (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture189in4.jpg)http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/7571/picture199mj9.th.jpg (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture199mj9.jpg)http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/9827/picture200ua4.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture200ua4.jpg)http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/2370/picture205bv2.th.jpg (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture205bv2.jpg)

comments and critiques welcome. advices and tips and hints are event more welcomed =D

btw, I uploaded these on imageshack.us but I want to keep them in an online album or even have an online album. i see flickr everywhere on members signatures but It says I can only have a 20mb bandwidth every month.. isnt that very very low? do I need to compress my pictures even more? I currently have them at 1024.. what should they be resized to so it feels like you're viewing a 4x6 print. I kinda dont want to resize them down to 800x600 because I want to be able to show the details only found on larger resizes like 1024. Maybe I'll need to get my own webhosting :(

anyway heres my flickr site for more pictures...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50705867@N00/

truflip
07-16-2006, 11:36 AM
Im only allowed to post 11 images per thread.. so here are some more =)

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/3609/img1924ku4.th.jpg (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img1924ku4.jpg)http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/8081/picture175li1.th.jpg (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture175li1.jpg)http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/4123/picture184lc0.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture184lc0.jpg)http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/575/picture194sp5.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture194sp5.jpg)
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/4696/picture230oj1.th.jpg (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture230oj1.jpg)

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures.. again, C&C + tips, advice, etc.. are very welcomed =D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50705867@N00/ for more pics =D

AMDnut
07-16-2006, 05:54 PM
Nice shots Truflip! I love the moon shot!

AMDnut
07-16-2006, 06:16 PM
Danielg - Those are very nice shots!

AMDnut
07-16-2006, 06:17 PM
Vacation shot...

AMDnut
07-16-2006, 06:20 PM
Another...

AMDnut
07-16-2006, 06:29 PM
12x zoom stop action... not great, but not bad...

XaiLo
07-16-2006, 08:36 PM
XaiLo - Have you tried the ISO 800 setting yet? Is it really bad for noise?

ISO 80

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/iso80a.jpg

ISO 800


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/iso800a.jpg

ISO 80


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/iso80b.jpg

ISO 800


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/iso800b.jpg

ISO 80

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/iso80c.jpg

ISO 800

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/iso800c.jpg


not the best pics but they aught to demonstrate the differences between ISO 80 and ISO 800:cool:

danielg
07-16-2006, 08:43 PM
AMDnut, Thanks very much, I am glad you liked them :)

TenD
07-16-2006, 10:05 PM
AMD in your train photo, the edges are pretty dark(vignetting)I am guessing the filter must be causing this. I would do some experimentation at wide angles through to tele, with and without the filter/adapter to see where this effect stops. Good stuff all, keep posting...

te1221
07-17-2006, 07:59 AM
Some of these photos are causing me to wipe the dust off my S2 and start using it again :)

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:17 PM
TenD - That was applied by me in PhotoShop! :o I was playing around trying to learn a few things. Here is the original:

Had the camera a whole 5 days, lens adapter and UV filter only...

Took it as I turned around, we were shooting the bridge (wishing a train would come by) and started to walk away when the train came. I turned and shot quickly and didn't really think it would come out...

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:42 PM
XiaLo - Thanks for the examples, they show me what I wondered about. Not as bad as I thought they would be though. Maybe NoiseWare would clean them up good...

Was at the airport today...

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:43 PM
Noiseware PP and Autoadjust in PS...

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:45 PM
Same PP...

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:46 PM
Used a CP filter on all of them...

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:50 PM
Used the Zoom at 12x for this one.

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 02:51 PM
And this is one of my favorites.

XaiLo
07-17-2006, 03:14 PM
No problem mate sorry they I know I could have gotten better exposures at 800 but it was too hot yesterday and I started sweating a lot. Like the air show pics mate. What kind of AMD you got???

truflip
07-17-2006, 04:28 PM
yea what kind of AMD u got, please say you got an AMD64 S939 3000+ which you overclocked to 2.7ghz on stock air cooling... :p

btw those are nice airplane pictures.. kinda ticks me off because on saturday i was washing my car when all the nice planes were landing (i love near the ottawa airport) and my hands were too wet and dirty to grab the S3 IS n snap some shots :mad:

my neighbour was laughing cuz i was like DAMNNN!!! where my camera with the hose spraying the car anyway.. hmm nice pics.. very nice =)

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 05:12 PM
Thanks guys!

I have a couple of AMD rigs running, but my main rig is a Shuttle SN85G4 small form factor running a A64 S754 3000+ running at 2.2 Ghz, 1.0GB Patriot PC3200 DDR, NEC DVD/RW Dual layer, Maxtor 250GB 16mb cache HDD, GeForce 6600 256mb card, Hyundai L90D+ 19" LCD. It needs an upgrade, but haven't figured where to go next as the new AM2 boards are coming out. Might stick with the S754 for a while, and upgrade the monitor to a Dell 24" Wide....:D

My spare rig is an Aspire mATX case with Biostar TForce 6100 S754 motherboard, Sempron 64 running 289 mhz FSB AT 8X FOR 2.312 Ghz... nice little overclock!:D

XaiLo
07-17-2006, 06:40 PM
Yeah I think I'm just going to add 1GB mem a couple of harddrives and call it a day until next year. When hopefully some of the current mess would have sorted itself out.

truflip
07-17-2006, 07:21 PM
my moms daisy
http://static.flickr.com/44/190948956_329ea4ebe3.jpg
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/2.7
Focal Length: 6 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: 80

truflip
07-17-2006, 07:25 PM
12x zoom moon shot.. not too bad me thinks
http://static.flickr.com/76/190948950_cbdd5b5c27.jpg
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 72 mm <-- is that for real?

AMDnut
07-17-2006, 07:50 PM
Sweet shots, the Daisy is really nice!

truflip
07-17-2006, 07:54 PM
thanks AMD =)

i wish i had time to downtown. we have some pretty nice buildings downtown.. my next stop are architectural shots. I wanna lay off the nature/macro a little bit :o

TenD
07-18-2006, 12:05 AM
TenD - That was applied by me in PhotoShop! :o I was playing around trying to learn a few things. Here is the original:

Had the camera a whole 5 days, lens adapter and UV filter only...

Took it as I turned around, we were shooting the bridge (wishing a train would come by) and started to walk away when the train came. I turned and shot quickly and didn't really think it would come out...
That's much better.

truflip
07-18-2006, 09:09 PM
heres another one for you guys.
http://static.flickr.com/63/190887794_37c2abb571.jpg
my gf's optical lamp thingy

Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure: 1 sec (1)
Aperture: f/2.7
Focal Length: 6 mm

truflip
07-18-2006, 09:10 PM
and a flourescent bulb...
http://static.flickr.com/66/190887793_e351c4a422.jpg
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 72 mm

truflip
07-18-2006, 09:12 PM
Please, I know these arent great or "magazine grade" pictures, so PLEASE I BEG YOU for feedback and tips n stuff like that hehe.. I know the S3 IS is very capable and I seem to be lacking knowledge how to put this camera to its best use :(

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 06:11 AM
Feedback, what is this feedback you speak of?!?!?!?!........... hee hee j/k!

THOSE ARE GREAT SHOTS! I really like them, I envy your sense of perspective as I try to think of things like that but rarely have any luck. The bulb shot is really nice, good perspective IMHO. Your S3 does a great job, as for tips, I can't really help much as I am at the lower end of "amature" photographer...

XaiLo
07-19-2006, 06:44 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallleaves.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallflower4.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallflower5.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallflower3.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallflower1.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallflower2.jpg

XaiLo
07-19-2006, 06:50 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallhydrant.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallbee1.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallbee2.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallbee3.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallbee4.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallbike.jpg

the bike was shot in low light, no flash, no tripod.

I also picked up a Hoya Pro1 UV filter. These last 12 pics were shot using it.

XaiLo
07-19-2006, 06:56 AM
You gentle men are doing a great job this is turning into a nice showcase thread for the S3 and S2. Can't wait to see what your going to post next.:)

truflip
07-19-2006, 07:09 AM
Feedback, what is this feedback you speak of?!?!?!?!........... hee hee j/k!

THOSE ARE GREAT SHOTS! I really like them, I envy your sense of perspective as I try to think of things like that but rarely have any luck. The bulb shot is really nice, good perspective IMHO. Your S3 does a great job, as for tips, I can't really help much as I am at the lower end of "amature" photographer...

hmmm thanks buddy =) I gotta admit those are my girlfriends shots. I let her have my camera for a few days and she ended up with some great shots.. so kudor for her haha

XaiLo - thats a nice yellow flower, is that a hibiscus?

truflip
07-19-2006, 07:11 AM
oh gee, u got more pictures posted before i could post lol anyway thats an impressive bike shot.. and I like the bee pictures.. very cool.. i tried to take some shots of bees but they jus kept flying here and there .. i got one good shot though.. ..


but yea, nice shots! maybe the filter helped? =P im still learning about those add-ons for my S3.. seems like the UV filters help a lot :cool:

XaiLo
07-19-2006, 07:16 AM
cdnphotographer look at the bee wings.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mallbee5.jpg

XaiLo
07-19-2006, 07:26 AM
XaiLo - thats a nice yellow flower, is that a hibiscus?


Heck if I know. LOL -- I just snap.snap.snap LOL

truflip
07-19-2006, 07:48 AM
yea.. snap snap snap is right.. almsot the whoel time i dono what im taking pics of.. i think

anyways, hmm.. u guys know how this guy took a picture like this with an S2? it looks like he used digital zoom... moons so close.. maybe he had telephoto lens?
http://mk23.image.pbase.com/o4/65/612765/1/58570707.IMG_5198_800.jpg
ull EXIF Info
Date/Time 25-Jul-2005 06:42:02
Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Flash Used No
Focal Length 72 mm
Exposure Time 1/160 sec
Aperture f/4.5
ISO Equivalent
Exposure Bias -1/3
White Balance (-1)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program
Focus Distance


http://www.pbase.com/image/58570707 <-- for exif n stuff

FLiPMaRC
07-19-2006, 08:13 AM
I've had my S3 since May. I took it to the beach last Sunday :D My car club (Club3G (http://www.club3g.com)) had a meet.

http://bsprogs.com/browse.php?action=browse&userid=108&folder=LI%20BBQ%20Beach%20Meet


Note ... there are no post processing done on these pics. Just resized them to 800x600. I did use a CP filter. The volleyball pictures are shot using Sports Mode. As you can see they're all grainy. I'm guessing it's because the camera choose to use a very high ISO. Lesson learned. I'm sticking to manual controls :p

truflip
07-19-2006, 08:28 AM
i gotta sign up to view the pics? :(

FLiPMaRC
07-19-2006, 08:33 AM
Fixed ;) Try it now.


If not, try my Picasa WebAlbum: http://picasaweb.google.com/FLiPMaRC/LIBeachMeet

cdnphotographer
07-19-2006, 08:50 AM
cdnphotographer look at the bee wings.

http://www.agcatlanta.com/uploads/mallbee5.jpg



yes I see them :)

truflip
07-19-2006, 11:08 AM
heres my bee:
http://static.flickr.com/71/193148301_04d114de42.jpg
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 72 mm

truflip
07-19-2006, 11:09 AM
http://static.flickr.com/64/193148333_6cbf0f71c6.jpg
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 72 mm

truflip
07-19-2006, 02:51 PM
heres one more taken at the canadian parliament:
http://static.flickr.com/73/193148745_140ab7d1cb.jpg
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure: 0.6 sec (3/5)
Aperture: f/2.7
Focal Length: 6 mm

Franko515
07-19-2006, 03:04 PM
C&C are welcomed
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/IMG_0879.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/IMG_0878.jpg

Franko515
07-19-2006, 03:59 PM
1 More
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/DaretoZoom.jpg

truflip
07-19-2006, 05:11 PM
not bad.. first one a little blurry and soft.. the 2nd one looks ok. you can probably play with the settings more and get a sharper picture.. and the 2nd one.. hmm try cropping it so the tower is on the left side .. not sure.. :o
third one looks pretty cool.. i like the colours, how did u do that.. looks like u brushed the colours on that map :p

Franko515
07-19-2006, 08:02 PM
not bad.. first one a little blurry and soft.. the 2nd one looks ok. you can probably play with the settings more and get a sharper picture.. and the 2nd one.. hmm try cropping it so the tower is on the left side .. not sure.. :o
third one looks pretty cool.. i like the colours, how did u do that.. looks like u brushed the colours on that map :p

Thanks for the comments. The first two I agree need some tweaking :o . The third picture, I reduced the noise to smooth out her skin and resized that was it.

How's this
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/Edited/IMG_0879Medium.jpg
And this
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/Edited/IMG_0878Medium.jpg

XaiLo
07-19-2006, 08:30 PM
Nice start Franko515 welcome to the party just remember to take your time and have fun. Sometimes it hard to know that your shot is not quite in focus but no worries you'll get use to it soon enough.:cool:

Franko515
07-19-2006, 08:43 PM
Thanks. I dont have a tripod yet, so when I zoom it's hard to hold steady :o

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:22 PM
At the lake (Michigan)...

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:25 PM
Only PP was to run through Noiseware... used Tiffen 58mm CP w/UV filter on all shots.

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:26 PM
More... how can I post multiple shots in the same reply?

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:27 PM
Was a nice day, I spent the lunch hour taking these shots between appointments...

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:28 PM
Had really nice sky and sun was in a good position...

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:29 PM
Wanted to jump in, was about 85 degrees and I was in dress attire...:(

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:30 PM
Big lake...

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:32 PM
I really am enjoying this cam!

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:33 PM
This is turning into a nice thread!

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:34 PM
Still more

AMDnut
07-19-2006, 09:35 PM
Last one for now

danielg
07-19-2006, 11:54 PM
http://static.flickr.com/51/173267134_6185b8d760.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/52/168699007_500667ec24.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/72/156462743_05308d515f.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/57/157830434_50f2105bcf.jpg

BowerR64
07-19-2006, 11:59 PM
AMDnut, what are you doing to the images to give the color such pop?

Franko515
07-20-2006, 12:25 AM
AMDnut, what are you doing to the images to give the color such pop?

I have been looking at his images for about 10min wondering the same thing ;)

AMDnut, do tell :D

AMDnut
07-20-2006, 05:32 AM
AMDnut, what are you doing to the images to give the color such pop?

Hey guys!

All of these were shot on the "Vivid" setting on the S2. I used to shoot in "Normal" and "Vivid" both, but I am starting to learn when to use the Vivid setting to give me the colors I like. Sometimes the Vivid setting is to much... in fact it is 75% of the time. On shots like these, when I want the green and the blue to really "pop", I use the Vivid setting. It really helps "tone down" the sand as the lighter color can really go to "white" sometimes. For these type of shots, it works really well. On some shots that have a lot of "neon" type colors, skin tones, or orange / yellows, it is to saturated. I am starting to learn how to read the viewfinder enough to know when things are overdone.

Some people do not like this type of look though. I have had Kodak digicams in the past and they all have a lot of saturation... to the point of to much ini some shots. That is what I like though. Another thing I did was to run them through Noiseware on the "FULL (Stronger Color) setting which cleans up the noise and gives colors a nice look. Only problem with that setting is that on Macro shots, some fine detail is lost (like the barbs on a dragonfly legs) in the processing.

Sometimes I may PP using Photoshop Elements and may use "Auto Levels" adjustment, but on these shots of the lake, it throws the water color way off of reality. Mostly though, I only use Photoshop to bump up the brightness or contrast of the final Noiseware corrected image by a bit. I almost always shoot on -1/3EV and sometimes (quite a bit actually) the image is slightly darker than I want (I need to start not doing the -1/3EV!!!) so I tweak it. I can always lighten a slightly dark pic, but it is harder to remove unwanted light it seems. One thing I have not done (and I should) is to play with the bracketing. I have been thinking that I will shoot with bracketing set on -1/3, 0, +1/3 or maybe try -2/3, -1/3, 0...

Does this help?

XaiLo
07-20-2006, 06:07 AM
Nice pics AMDnut and Danielg;)

truflip
07-20-2006, 06:10 AM
i would have called in sick and jumped in that lake... nice pics! Lake Michigan?

truflip
07-20-2006, 06:11 AM
daniel, how did you shoot that that blue tube thing? that looks amazing actually.. im jealous :o

AMDnut
07-20-2006, 06:14 AM
Thanks XaiLo!

Thanks truflip, yes, it is lake Michigan. I have a few accounts around there (10 minute drive time) that I call on. When it is lunch time, I go to the beach! Why spend an hour eating when I can spend time shooting! :D

Probably take a day off soon and take the family there for a day, need some time off to take more pics! ;)

truflip
07-20-2006, 06:50 AM
ahh... hanging out at one of the Great Lakes.. thats awesome.. Why not eat your lunch while take pictures with the family lol. the sand looks so nice hahaha.. im a big fan of beaches-- coming from a tropical country which is made of thousands of islands (can you guess which country that is?):p

PS: I know this is a lake, but it looks close enough to a beach, I mean look at the sand.. all we need are big waves =D

danielg
07-20-2006, 08:02 AM
Nice pics AMDnut and Danielg;)


Thanks very much :) Appreciate it.

Daniel

danielg
07-20-2006, 08:06 AM
daniel, how did you shoot that that blue tube thing? that looks amazing actually.. im jealous :o


Its a small perfume given by a fancy restaurant when we ate there during father's day. What I did was set the bottle in a blue cloth and had a diffused lamp illuminate it. You can use either a white bond paper or a white cloth to cover the lamp :) That way there will be no need to use the flash or have harsh reflection from the lamp.

Anatomy of a harddisk

http://static.flickr.com/61/193950545_a36a6d40a1.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/75/193950232_6e6738f70a.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/60/193949043_7b3e18dda4.jpg

XaiLo
07-20-2006, 08:42 AM
ahh... hanging out at one of the Great Lakes.. thats awesome.. Why not eat your lunch while take pictures with the family lol. the sand looks so nice hahaha.. im a big fan of beaches-- coming from a tropical country which is made of thousands of islands (can you guess which country that is?):p

PS: I know this is a lake, but it looks close enough to a beach, I mean look at the sand.. all we need are big waves =D


Halong Bay or maybe Indonesia

XaiLo
07-20-2006, 08:59 AM
Found the little guy in my tub this morning.


Had to improvise on the lighting flashlight:)
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/spider1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/spider2.jpg



Adjusted levels, curve, and unsharp mask.
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/spider3.jpg

truflip
07-20-2006, 09:33 AM
oh thanks for the tip danielg. i havent really started playing around with lighting (indoors) yet but ur tips do mean a lot.. its a great start for me.. i'll try with my side table lamp sometime.. im not usually a fan of indoor shooting as I have a hardtime getting good shots out =(

truflip
07-20-2006, 09:36 AM
Halong Bay or maybe Indonesia
try going up.. and towards the right a little..

btw nice spider shots man. the lighting worked out great IMO.. very impressive :D

XaiLo
07-20-2006, 10:33 AM
try going up.. and towards the right a little..

btw nice spider shots man. the lighting worked out great IMO.. very impressive :D

Korea or Japan:confused:

Thanks, he's not likely to last too long if he stays there the mrs. doesn't appreciate his ilk.

truflip
07-20-2006, 11:06 AM
too far up.. go lower.. lol do u kno ur geography? :p Philippines man ;)

anyway heres a couple of shots of the parliament in canada.
http://static.flickr.com/41/193148857_3b02ad21be.jpg
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 6 mm

http://static.flickr.com/73/193148745_140ab7d1cb.jpg
Exposure: 0.6 sec (3/5)
Aperture: f/2.7
Focal Length: 6 mm

aahh.. i love my zoom power =D
http://static.flickr.com/59/193148785_47f62b308c.jpg
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 72 mm

XaiLo
07-20-2006, 12:42 PM
too far up.. go lower.. lol do u kno ur geography? :p Philippines man ;)



Too small couldn't see them:D

truflip
07-20-2006, 12:43 PM
lol. yea.. well now u know =D

danielg
07-20-2006, 08:08 PM
lol. yea.. well now u know =D


Kaya pala Truflip handle mo! Kabayan ka pala!! Cool. :)

Sorry for that guys, I was just happy to see a fellow countryman here :)

Emerald City - Cyberscape :D
http://static.flickr.com/54/193948768_9edc3d45db.jpg

truflip
07-21-2006, 06:33 AM
Kaya pala Truflip handle mo! Kabayan ka pala!! Cool. :)
Sorry for that guys, I was just happy to see a fellow countryman here :)
hahah yea, "true - filipino" = truflip. i bet you were wondering if i was flip or not :p .. so, nasa pilipinas ka ngayon o sa US? im glad to see a fellow countryman on this site too =D

XaiLo
07-21-2006, 01:50 PM
hahah yea, "true - filipino" = truflip. i bet you were wondering if i was flip or not :p .. so, nasa pilipinas ka ngayon o sa US? im glad to see a fellow countryman on this site too =D

yeah - yeah, now that you two have finished reminiscing where's the pics .LOL ...:cool:

XaiLo
07-21-2006, 02:08 PM
OK I'll post some then, on my walk to the store.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/berry1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/berrywasp1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/berrywasp2.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/berry2.jpg

truflip
07-21-2006, 02:09 PM
yeah - yeah, now that you two have finished reminiscing where's the pics .LOL ...:cool:
heres a pigeon for u =)
http://static.flickr.com/53/193148611_7f9cf847f5_o.jpg
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 72 mm

yes thats right.. 1/15sec at 12x zoom.. oh and it was dim.. it was at dusk.. not bad eh?

truflip
07-21-2006, 02:10 PM
well u beat me to it =(.. btw what is that thing there? i like ur sharp and soft pictures, how did u take these shots? show some exifs man :p

XaiLo
07-21-2006, 03:29 PM
Thanks man, it's a garden variety wasp. which pic do you want exif info on?

danielg
07-21-2006, 11:50 PM
Truflip, Dito lang po ako sa Pinas lagi :)

Xialo, Your shots are amazing specially with the ant. Did you use a closeup /macro lens or just plain S3is all the way? :)

Here are some everyday scenes from my country, the Philippines.

http://static.flickr.com/70/155395295_f1adaa874b.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/48/150243360_1b18943f2d.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/46/177761307_3daab2a42c.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/78/180716135_3afb804af9.jpg

XaiLo
07-22-2006, 06:39 AM
Pure S3 man and thanks, I like the pic of the man with the bag of food. What's in the big bag rice?


Edit: Wait a sec do you mean the the #114 spider or the #124 wasp. The #124 wasp was shot at the long end. The #114 spider was shot at super macro with no macro lens.

danielg
07-22-2006, 07:32 AM
Pure S3 man and thanks, I like the pic of the man with the bag of food. What's in the big bag rice?


Edit: Wait a sec do you mean the the #114 spider or the #124 wasp. The #124 wasp was shot at the long end. The #114 spider was shot at super macro with no macro lens.


Cool Shots man! Those were really awesome! It is a wasp, I thought it was an ant - my bad ! :)

The photo of the old man is basically a photo of an old homeless guy. He was having his lunch when I took that shot and what's in the big bag most likely contained all that he has in this world :(

JTL
07-22-2006, 08:34 AM
Here's an S3 shot that I took at St. Kevin's Monastery in Glendalough, Ireland. A challenging shot because I was shooting into the sun, but the S3 handled this tricky exposure quite well...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/83176991-L.jpg



Here's one that shows that you can get very good SLR-like background blur (bokeh) using the S3...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/83178100-L.jpg

danielg
07-22-2006, 09:04 AM
WOW Those are pretty amazing! :)

truflip
07-22-2006, 10:40 AM
daniel, those are very nice pictures.. i saw them on your flickr website.. i was lurking through the site at work yesterday.. i miss pinas man, i gotta get back there ASAP =( and dang u got a lotta pictures im only on page 17 i think ..

anyway, I lived mostly in the provinces (Ilocos Norte) but I always went to Manila (Sampaloc) during the summers and those pictures are exactly what I saw.. good times.. and sad times .. btw are you a member of JIL? just curious because I always read your sig everytme you post "To God be all the Glory" =) maybe 4 squares?

btw, i got some pics guys, sunset pics just resizing them while eating lunch :D

cdnphotographer
07-22-2006, 11:21 AM
very nice!!

truflip
07-22-2006, 12:40 PM
heres a flower for now:
http://static.flickr.com/78/193148409_66a9c92df8.jpg
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 68 mm

XaiLo
07-22-2006, 12:41 PM
Nice Pics JTL looking forward to some more. The (bokeh) from the S3 is sweet. I think staying in manual mode has worked well for me. And I am getting some nice shots without thinking about it. Here is another plug for Bryan Peterson and his book "Understanding Exposure Revised Edition" make sure you get the Revised Edition $15 at amazon ordered on a Friday it arrived on Tuesday.

danielg I see some things don't change no matter what part of the world your in.
This was my reality pic.
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/reallife.jpg:(

AMDnut
07-22-2006, 02:00 PM
WOW!!! :eek: Great pics guys!

Here are a couple butterfly shots.... these guys are hard to keep still!!! :)

AMDnut
07-22-2006, 02:02 PM
Each of these I was able to get a nice blur as well...

AMDnut
07-22-2006, 02:03 PM
You can guess what those 2 were doing in the last pic!!! ;)

AMDnut
07-22-2006, 02:05 PM
This was on a recent trip to Ohio... nice church, but the area was crowded with buildings making it hard to get a good frame set up. The angles don't really look right...

XaiLo
07-22-2006, 07:47 PM
Cool butterfly shots AMDnut did you have a hard time focusing on the butterfly? On the church did you use your CP?

AMDnut
07-22-2006, 07:56 PM
The butterfly and the church shots were done with the CP, I almost always use it now! ;)

The butterfly was tough, I crouched in the weeds next to where they were flying for a lonnnnng time! I focused as they landed and shot as quick as I could. Have a few blurred shots, but got the goods!

truflip
07-22-2006, 08:30 PM
XaiLo, nice picture, but very sad.. *sigH* anyway...
i jus got home, never got those sunset pics up... :( sorry

AMDnut, thats a nice church, did you crop that? I think you might need a bit more of the right side back on there.. jus my 2 cents ;)

PS: what is "CP"?

truflip
07-22-2006, 09:27 PM
can you guys guess what this is?
http://static.flickr.com/67/195855237_811f3a56df.jpg

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

XaiLo
07-22-2006, 11:53 PM
:confused: a bad shot. LOL;)

CP = Circular Polarizer

BowerR64
07-23-2006, 01:43 AM
I took one similar to the red one, it reminds me of the ocean or somthing.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/BowerR64/Camera/TheTime.jpg

truflip
07-23-2006, 08:58 AM
Bower gets price of... an *applause* lol well yours is nice man, it looks more like the ocean because its blue.. hmm i wonder why mine turned out to be red.. well lava sounds good to me. heres the pic:
http://static.flickr.com/78/196196026_fdb4866084_o.jpg
thanks to danielg for suggesting the crop (took the top part off)

AMDnut
07-23-2006, 09:34 AM
AMDnut, thats a nice church, did you crop that? I think you might need a bit more of the right side back on there.. jus my 2 cents

Thanks, your right, it's cropped. I had to take it into Photoshop to rotate slightly to straigthen it out. This shot has more available on the right, but you can see the tree starting to enter the pic...

truflip
07-23-2006, 09:36 AM
looks better to me, but u got a point about that tree.. sorry i didnt know.. anyway have u tried the clone stamp tool in photoshop? you can prolly removed those leaves n leave the crop like that.. cuz i think it looks good =D

AMDnut
07-23-2006, 09:39 AM
These are about ready....

AMDnut
07-23-2006, 09:41 AM
Used the clone stamp before.... didn't think about it though! :)

It would work for this really well, thanks for the reminder! ;)

truflip
07-23-2006, 12:31 PM
hehe anytime =)

deadman
07-23-2006, 05:26 PM
Has this become a showoff thread? :)

Franko515
07-23-2006, 05:34 PM
C&C welcome
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/IMG_0726.jpg

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 06:09 PM
Has this become a showoff thread? :)

It's a place to drop off pics (S3 - S2) Some good:o , some better:), some whatever:eek: it's all good.:cool:

btw nice pic.

Franko515 good shot, no time to be on vacation where them pics.:)

AMDnut
07-23-2006, 06:51 PM
deadman - great colors in that shot!

Franko515 - Great shot!

Franko515
07-23-2006, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the comments fellas :D
Another shot from Disney World, I thought it was interesting that all three of these birds landed together (like they were buddies)
I know its out of focus but I really like this shot
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/IMG_0765.jpg

danielg
07-23-2006, 07:45 PM
Great shot Frank!!

A homeless person.
http://static.flickr.com/56/191532985_70f01ab335.jpg

On the job?
http://static.flickr.com/46/177761307_3daab2a42c.jpg

The flood ..
http://static.flickr.com/49/168218925_d62b10bc94.jpg

truflip
07-23-2006, 08:56 PM
Thanks for the comments fellas :D
Another shot from Disney World, I thought it was interesting that all three of these birds landed together (like they were buddies)
I know its out of focus but I really like this shot
that was in disney world? are those really real birds? :p

danielg - do you do any post processing like adjusting colours/saturation etc.. on your pictures? they all seem to 'pop' so well

Franko515
07-23-2006, 09:50 PM
that was in disney world? are those really real birds? :p

danielg - do you do any post processing like adjusting colours/saturation etc.. on your pictures? they all seem to 'pop' so well

Yep Disney World, I think MGM or Magic Kingdom. Just the side of some little shop. These birds were everywhere :eek: Yes they were real ;)

I did some tweaking to the picture below because it had lots of noise (smokers section of the park, shaded area with benches) Still has lots of noise but here ya go

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/IMG_0730Medium.jpg

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 09:59 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/urban1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/urban2.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/urban3.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/urban4.jpg


Urban Art by XaiLo
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/urban5.jpg

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 10:06 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers16.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers17.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers18.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers19.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers20.jpg

scrap
07-23-2006, 10:11 PM
I like them - something I don't get to see everyday........

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 10:12 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/insects1.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/insects2.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/insects3.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/insects4.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/insects5.jpg

truflip
07-23-2006, 10:41 PM
XaiLo, how far away were you from that bee? i see your exif says 60mm zoom, im guessing a few feet? 4-6feet maybe?

my camera has some problems focusing when it comes to using zoom at an object a few feet away from me :( i dont understand

truflip
07-23-2006, 10:42 PM
Yep Disney World, I think MGM or Magic Kingdom. Just the side of some little shop. These birds were everywhere :eek: Yes they were real ;)

damn then thats a crazee bird shot =P good job catching that one lol

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 10:54 PM
Not far at all 3ft at the the most. If your having problems with your zoom what I do when it seems to not want to focus is go wide and re-zoom.

danielg
07-23-2006, 10:55 PM
danielg - do you do any post processing like adjusting colours/saturation etc.. on your pictures? they all seem to 'pop' so well

Yep, I mostly play with contrastand curves and saturation to a lesser degree.

truflip
07-23-2006, 11:13 PM
hey, magandang hapon po sa iyo daniel. =) salamat sa pag reply mo, susubukan kong ilapat ng 'contrast' ng pics ko. =)

XaiLo, i did try ur suggestion, wide then rezoom, thing is the bee moves around pretty fast =( that or its windy and the object moves around too much for the camera to catch it in focus..

one thing I did try is lock the focus on something stationery thats just as far, then move the camera to the subject, but even that doesnt work most of the time, it just wont focus =(

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 11:29 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/tech1.jpg

XaiLo
07-23-2006, 11:34 PM
hey, magandang hapon po sa iyo daniel. =) salamat sa pag reply mo, susubukan kong ilapat ng 'contrast' ng pics ko. =)

XaiLo, i did try ur suggestion, wide then rezoom, thing is the bee moves around pretty fast =( that or its windy and the object moves around too much for the camera to catch it in focus..

one thing I did try is lock the focus on something stationery thats just as far, then move the camera to the subject, but even that doesnt work most of the time, it just wont focus =(


Hey I never said I didn't miss a lot of shots :D LOL, that's just what I do to get some. I'm pretty much adjusting all the time truflip it took about 10 - 15min to get those pics maybe longer.

Edit: you might have to try manual focus.

danielg
07-24-2006, 01:15 AM
hey, magandang hapon po sa iyo daniel. =) salamat sa pag reply mo, susubukan kong ilapat ng 'contrast' ng pics ko. =)

Bro, Walang anu man. Post more pics kabayan :)

truflip
07-24-2006, 06:41 AM
daniel, you probably have seen this picture.. (or most of my pictures.. flickr), but heres one for the other guys anyway.
http://static.flickr.com/64/196366917_10f51a9c0d_o.jpg
Exposure: 10 sec (10)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 20.7 mm

danielg
07-24-2006, 07:13 AM
Truflip, yes, I've seen it and I still say its a great shot! :D

Here is one I took yesterday in a dreary rainy day....
http://static.flickr.com/57/196057573_01907ee917.jpg

truflip
07-24-2006, 08:37 AM
hey dan, thanks for the comment =) btw its gonna be rainy here most of the week, Im ready for my first rain shots.. and water drops, can you give my some tips? its gonna be hard for those water drops so I think im gonna need a lot of lighting to freeze the drop? I really like the water drops and rain pictures you took (in your Flickr) :p

Anyway any tips from anyone would be appreciated =D

danielg
07-24-2006, 09:32 AM
For Faucet type water drop shots - Set the shutterspeed fairly fast, dont worry about the light, you can always use the flash since my advice would be for you to use the zoom since there is no sense getting our camera wet :) Focus on the mouth of the faucet itself since its difficult to focus on transliscent/transparent objects.

For rain shots, just use the long end of the zoom again and just use te natural light :)

planty
07-24-2006, 04:35 PM
Ok I must say you all are wonderful!!! makes my fave pic look sad ;) but Ill post my very fave pic Ive taken with my S2 It was still new and I just got lucky with this shot.

My son David wanted to see the water come out of the jet. LOL :D Its my best/ fave pic so far and it was an accident.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c372/skreed3/IMG_0151.jpg

JTL
07-24-2006, 04:40 PM
Here's an S3 shot that I took today of the Manhattan Bridge...used a Hoya Pro1 CP...and corrected the perspective in PSP X...

I've never liked a camera more than this...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/83762193-L.jpg

AMDnut
07-24-2006, 06:53 PM
danielg - thanks for the tips!

planty - great shot! Those are the ones I really like (accidental!!!)

Fantastic shot JTL - I love bridges!

Trying to figure this one out. I heard something in the water, turned, shot, and didn't see anything. Came home, D/L pics and this showed up... snake or turtle head in upper left corner. Can't figure out which one it is!!!

truflip
07-24-2006, 07:25 PM
I vote for planty's picture, thats a classic shot =) great timing too congrats on the great capture! :D

XaiLo
07-24-2006, 07:53 PM
My son David wanted to see the water come out of the jet. LOL :D Its my best/ fave pic so far and it was an accident.

"Classic" them dang kids they do the darndest things. That's a real keeper not bad at all welcome to the party planty.

XaiLo
07-24-2006, 08:04 PM
Here's an S3 shot that I took today of the Manhattan Bridge...used a Hoya Pro1 CP...and corrected the perspective in PSP X...

I've never liked a camera more than this...


Now I'm just plain jealous there are so many places I'd like to shoot in New York. Maybe I'll make it there next summer. Beautiful shot JTL like your choice of CP too. I picked up a Pro 1 UV to go with the CP.

XaiLo
07-24-2006, 10:59 PM
Is it a store or is it a mural???

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/mural5.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers44.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers45.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers47.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/flowers48.jpg

JTL
07-25-2006, 08:15 AM
Here's a Brooklyn Bridge 3-image pano shot using the S3's on-camera stitch assist mode. Images stitched together with Panorama Factory v4...

Shadow detail brightened in PSP X...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/83904657-L.jpg

truflip
07-25-2006, 09:34 AM
Yumm... Is this the only XT photo we have in this thread? lol nice picture =D bridges are cool!

JTL
07-25-2006, 02:08 PM
Yumm... Is this the only XT photo we have in this thread? lol nice picture =D bridges are cool!It's an S3 pic! :D

My XT is sitting in the camera bag untill Canon comes out with an 18-200 image stabilized lens. :cool:

Plus, the S3 is more reliable (meaning higher percentage of keepers) and just plain old more fun to shoot with!

AMDnut
07-25-2006, 05:45 PM
Playing today with my "new" S2 (sensor seems to be OK so far) and took a couple shots...

AMDnut
07-25-2006, 05:46 PM
SuperMacro seems to work good too!!!

AMDnut
07-25-2006, 05:51 PM
Wasp was on double pain glass window, neat effect I thought....

This was a silly shot that turned out kind of neat... my grass needs cut!

truflip
07-25-2006, 06:41 PM
AMDnut, good job with the wasp on window, it gives a really neat effect ! try cropping the left and bottom out so the double shadow is removed and the excess grass on the bottom is removed, it MIGHT look better, just a suggestion =) and the grass looks nice, I haev one kinda like it.. hmmm

AMDnut
07-25-2006, 07:04 PM
Hmmmm.... something like this.....

AMDnut
07-25-2006, 07:17 PM
Whole lot of green in these.... but that is the way they looked!

truflip
07-25-2006, 08:09 PM
keep the cropped wasp, keep the first green house, delete the 2nd one u posted, the first one is just... too damn nice =D goodjob! never though that much green could be a good thing haha, colours beautiful, what settings did u use? I have some green shots n they jsut dont come out as nice =(

AMDnut
07-25-2006, 09:07 PM
Thanks Truflip!

Here is the EXIF data. Also, ran it through Photoshop Elements to add +5 on saturation, +5 on contrast, ran it through Noiseware to clean up a bit. It was ISO 50 so it was pretty clean already.

Franko515
07-25-2006, 10:42 PM
Is the only way to get good bokeh out of my S3 IS to use macro mode? Im having trouble getting a good blur to my background. Any tips or suggesttions. Also if possible could someone post some good bokeh shots, shot without using macro and provide info (i.e. distance from subject, subject distance from background, f-value, zoom if any)

Thanks in advance

XaiLo
07-25-2006, 11:35 PM
Take a look at my pics already posted Franko515 I only used macro and super macro on the spider shots. everything else with bokeh is tele. The key really is focus. By that I mean getting the camera to focus on only one thing or group of things as opposed to everything. hth

JTL
07-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Is the only way to get good bokeh out of my S3 IS to use macro mode? Im having trouble getting a good blur to my background. Any tips or suggesttions. Also if possible could someone post some good bokeh shots, shot without using macro and provide info (i.e. distance from subject, subject distance from background, f-value, zoom if any)

Thanks in advanceTips for good bokeh:

Shoot at the widest aperture possible
Make sure there is distance between your subject and the background
Telephoto shots emphasize the effect (but "flatten" the image)
When shooting close, a close-up filter (such as the Canon 500D) will emphasize the effect
The better you focus on your subject, the more dramatic the effect...make sure you're always just beyond the edge of the minimum focusing distance for the focal length you are using...and when using a close-up filter, make sure your within the minimum and maximum focusing distance...the zone-of-focus will be very shallow...

truflip
07-26-2006, 07:11 PM
Thanks Truflip!

Here is the EXIF data. Also, ran it through Photoshop Elements to add +5 on saturation, +5 on contrast, ran it through Noiseware to clean up a bit. It was ISO 50 so it was pretty clean already.

No problem.. interesting settings :) Thanks for revealing the secret. Im usually against Post-processing as I spent money to get good image quality out of my camera. and they are good IQ but It seems you can do even better with some tweaking here and there =) looking good man!

By the way, can anyone help me with this? I cant see my ISO and Exposure In picture properties or with this Exif viewer i got.. its like built into windows (u just point to the picture n a tip window wil pop up with exif info)

u guys gettin this with ur S3 pics?

anyway, heres a pic, i havent posted one in a while... enjoy!
http://static.flickr.com/76/198452688_1057ae0609.jpg

XaiLo
07-27-2006, 04:29 PM
Nice one truflip. hey is everybody on vacation where are those fab pics. LOL

AMDnut
07-27-2006, 04:50 PM
Nice shot truflip!

Been raining here so shots have been tough to do..... (plus I need to work sometime!).

nism
07-27-2006, 05:24 PM
great pic truflip

truflip
07-27-2006, 07:12 PM
Nice one truflip. hey is everybody on vacation where are those fab pics. LOL
thank you =) did you get to look at my question before the picture?


Nice shot truflip!
Been raining here so shots have been tough to do..... (plus I need to work sometime!).
thank you sir, did you get to look at my question? =( I hate the weather network here, they say it would rain all week, n sunny on sat. last two days have been cloudy/sunny.. i could have planned to go out after work n take pictures.... =(


great pic truflip
thanks nismo.. can i call u nismo? Nismo cars roock, sorry.. got carried away.. btw might you know the answer to my EXIF question?

nism
07-28-2006, 01:39 AM
thanks nismo.. can i call u nismo? Nismo cars roock, sorry.. got carried away.. btw might you know the answer to my EXIF question?
lol yea
its just that someone had already taken the nickname i think

with the exif thingy, when i leave my cursor over my s3 pics, the only info i get is the
dimensions
date picture taken
camera model
type
size

the only place i get the full exif data is from the zoombrowser ex that came with the camera

nism
07-28-2006, 05:37 AM
http://www.charous.com/uploads/48ac819913.jpg
http://www.charous.com/uploads/755e8ff2fc.jpg

any tips anyone?
taken in macro mode

JTL
07-28-2006, 06:06 AM
any tips anyone?
taken in macro modeBecause of the angle, and it's proximity to the background, the flower is not well isolated. Try shooting at the flower's height, or directly over the flower (in other words either parallel or perpendicular) for a more dramatic effect. If you want to get closer, but shoot at tele focal lengths, you'll need a close-up filter...

truflip
07-28-2006, 06:27 AM
my tip is what JTL said.. =)
usually not a good idea to have a green background when the forground is dominated by green (with some red) hmmm..

btw, thanks for answering my question =) I'll chek it out in zoombrowser, didnt think of that,
keep posting some pictures =)

JTL
07-28-2006, 06:58 AM
Here's another shot that points out one of the biggest differences between the S3 and the S2, in my opinion (lest someone who doesn't actually own either camera...you know the kind of people I'm talking about...come around talking trash about me).

This shot is difficult because of the the high differential between light and dark areas and high contrast and the angle relative to the position of the sun. Typically, you'd either have to expose for the shadows and blow-out the sky or expose for the sky and lose the subject detail in the shadows. I found this type of exposure all but impossible with the S2...but the S3 handles it with ease...

One of the angels at the base of Daniel O'Connell's mounument on O'Connell Street, Dublin
http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/84487971-L.jpg

XaiLo
07-28-2006, 07:02 AM
Sorry truflip I did not totally understand what youwere saying I thought you where having a program issue. :o Did not realize you did not use zoombrowser.:eek:

danielg
07-28-2006, 07:51 PM
JTL, That is an awesome shot!!

Franko515
07-28-2006, 11:46 PM
C&C Welcome
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Franko515/IMG_0436.jpg

2 More in the flower thread (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=142154&postcount=2034)

nism
07-29-2006, 01:41 AM
Because of the angle, and it's proximity to the background, the flower is not well isolated. Try shooting at the flower's height, or directly over the flower (in other words either parallel or perpendicular) for a more dramatic effect. If you want to get closer, but shoot at tele focal lengths, you'll need a close-up filter...
thanks JTL
ill keep that in mind next time

truflip
07-29-2006, 05:36 AM
heres one befor i go out to spend time with my camera =)
http://static.flickr.com/67/198452503_4cf8ebcdba_o.jpg
hope u guys like it =D

JTL
07-30-2006, 12:18 PM
JTL, That is an awesome shot!!Thank you! :)


C&C WelcomeSee...now you the bokeh happening! Nice job...

JTL
07-30-2006, 01:44 PM
With the Panys sporting "Leica" branded lenses and the Sonys sporting "Carl Zeiss" branded lenses...the Canon S3 seems to be playing 3rd fiddle...but what's important is not the fancy brand name, but the actual performance...and the piece of glass hanging off of the S3 is pretty damn good, and IMO, holds it's own quite nicely against the competition.

I'm renaming my S3 "The Beautiful Bokeh Machine" because that's exactly what it is...:D

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/84918109-L.jpg

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/84918110-L.jpg

Dawoofo
07-30-2006, 08:52 PM
Nice pics, guys. :)

I'm still on the ol' S2, but I'm really liking it still. :)

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/6663/img5828us2.jpg

XaiLo
07-30-2006, 10:46 PM
Three excellent pics good work JTL and Dawoofo keep em comin. I'll post some latter on when I finish my gallery.

nism
07-30-2006, 11:27 PM
i must admit
that bokeh is sensational
nice pics everyone

Franko515
07-31-2006, 01:14 AM
See...now you the bokeh happening! Nice job...

Thanks :D . JTL & Dawoofo great shots :eek: Are either of you using macro lens or just the macro mode? Dawoofo, how close were you to the dragonfly and were you using macro mode? Sorry so many questions just trying to improve

danielg
07-31-2006, 02:05 AM
Here are some "product" shots I took with my S3is of a pair of Nike Free 7.0 Sneakers I bought yesterday. Your C&C are most welcomed. Thanks for looking.

http://static.flickr.com/67/201810958_6a18e2cd40.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/65/201810373_3da1b180c6.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/64/201812152_752eadbb73.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/71/201812958_b43ac2b712.jpg

truflip
07-31-2006, 07:10 AM
Thanks :D . JTL & Dawoofo great shots :eek: Are either of you using macro lens or just the macro mode? Dawoofo, how close were you to the dragonfly and were you using macro mode? Sorry so many questions just trying to improve
I think the dragonfly shot was taken with his teleconverter lens.. probably at fullzoom.. not sure.. but it looks like he also used flash..

dragonflies are very hard to get with macro mode =( they are never tame enough to sit around with a big lens infront of them, there are a few that might do just that though.

yea i kno its not a question for me....=(

JTL
07-31-2006, 07:20 AM
Thanks :D . JTL & Dawoofo great shots :eek: Are either of you using macro lens or just the macro mode? Dawoofo, how close were you to the dragonfly and were you using macro mode? Sorry so many questions just trying to improveThank you! :)

Hey, ask questions! Everyone here is happy to share! :)

I Just used macro mode on mine. I haven't used my 500D close-up filter with the S3 yet....but when I get around to it, I'll make note of it in the post so that people can judge the results....

JTL
07-31-2006, 07:26 AM
Here are some "product" shots I took with my S3is of a pair of Nike Free 7.0 Sneakers I bought yesterday. Your C&C are most welcomed. Thanks for looking.Very professional looking results. Ever think about a career in commercial photography?

Dawoofo
07-31-2006, 08:50 AM
Hi Franko! I was indeed using the teleconverter lens fully zoomed (optically, not digitally) and was approximately 6 feet from him (as close as I could get and still allow the camera to focus). No flash was used, but aperture was wide open at F3.5. The background (some of my mom's plants) was about 12 feet distant. :) I reduced the image to get all the wings in the the picture. ;)

Here's one more of the same guy at a different angle, with less reduction for a closer view of his baby blues. :p

And I agree with JTL, excellent pictures and shoe posing, DanielG. :)


http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/4130/img5844ai8.jpg

JTL
07-31-2006, 08:59 AM
Here's one more of the same guy at a different angle, with less reduction for a closer view of his baby blues. :pThat is very impressive indeed. Great shot!

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:06 AM
danielg - most excellent pics, very nice layouts;) good work dude.

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:21 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/july06/doll1.jpg

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:24 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/july06/bird6.jpg

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:25 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/july06/squirrel2.jpg

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:26 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/july06/twobugs.jpg

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:26 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/july06/redtruck1.jpg

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 09:27 AM
This one I made for the abstract thread
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/july06/dart2.jpg

truflip
07-31-2006, 02:31 PM
XaiLo, nice bokeh, nice squirrel, thats a cute shot.. saturate the colour more it looks kind fady washy.. maybe just my taste.. and that last pic,

did u add those cracks? :rolleyes:

XaiLo
07-31-2006, 02:58 PM
Thanks truflip I'll see what I can do about the saturation but I really don't do any PP so thats straight out the camera. And the last one was PP and then some only the most distinct cracks were added the faded cracks are natural.

JTL
07-31-2006, 06:47 PM
Is it wrong to love a camera?

I mean, I wasn't even trying with this shot...I just basically raised the camera and shot...and it still looks good...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/84920156-L.jpg

danielg
07-31-2006, 08:08 PM
Excellent images guys!! All you guys are so good in this!! :)

Xialo, JTL, Dawoofo, Thanks for the kind words. I shoot for fun and doubt if I'll ever make money out of this :)

AMDnut
07-31-2006, 08:56 PM
Hey guys!

Nice shots everyone, I need to practice more to keep up. So far, the new S2 (replacing the bad sensor one) is working good. It seems to stumble focusing some compared to the other model.... will have to test more. Here is an action shot from this weekend, went to Lake Michigan again, but weather was HOT, HOT, HOT and gray.

AMDnut
07-31-2006, 09:16 PM
The previous and this were right before a storm came in...

AMDnut
07-31-2006, 09:17 PM
After the rain, we climbed this dune (it's just a wee little one!!!)...

AMDnut
07-31-2006, 09:22 PM
View from the top...

truflip
08-01-2006, 08:14 AM
Is it wrong to love a camera?

I mean, I wasn't even trying with this shot...I just basically raised the camera and shot...and it still looks good...
great shot! what settings did u use? please dont say "well, I saw a butterfly land a few feet from me, so i turned my camera on, it was about to fly so i popped it in auto and took the shot" :p

great shot man, any PP? if not, even better! this might be the best 'straight-outta-cam' shot ive seen so far. keep up the great work!

ADMnut, seems like a fun 'beach' to be at, those sand dunes remind me of when I was 10, Id take my bike and go down as fast as I can.. we didnt have helmets yet back then.. =(

truflip
08-01-2006, 08:19 AM
here is my "weekend favourite" shot.. I think im gonna have a weekend shot n make a small album with 52 pictures.. hmmm :rolleyes:
http://static.flickr.com/74/203436824_f5e0c7ab1a.jpg
enjoy!

PS: u guys think i should clean it up? I tried the "under expose then PP" trick and this is how it turned out BUT the noise went up a bit more than id like.. in this size it looks ok, but bigger prints u can really notice the noise :(

BowerR64
08-01-2006, 08:48 AM
Your weekend favorite is nice the colors are great. Good shot!

truflip
08-01-2006, 09:00 AM
thanks sir, do u think the water needs to be adjusted color wise? I think its a bit too blue that its kinda distracting u from the main subject.. hmm

C&C please =D

GaryS
08-01-2006, 09:03 AM
I wouldn't try to lessen the blue, it looks good as is.

This is a shot where a polarizer may have helped. The glare from the water would have been reduced, and the green of the lily pads and white of the flower would have been enhanced...

truflip
08-01-2006, 09:34 AM
ok i'll leave it as it is, thanks dusty.. btw CPs, im thinking of gettin one of those and ur from kitchener, do u buy online or locally? Im thinkin of gettin the lensmate adapter but i dono where to get my CP (not even sure if i really need one, why not LP?)

XaiLo
08-01-2006, 09:47 AM
Here you go truflip everything that you wanted to Know about polarizers in six easy lessons j/k but here is a Polarizer F.A.Q. Sheet Link http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22130 I use a Hoya Pro 1 CP with a Lensmate 52mm adapter. and I've picked up a couple of filters from www.2filter.com they have been great fast & cheap;)

JTL
08-01-2006, 09:52 AM
Ditto on www.2filter.com (http://www.2filter.com). They're one of my favorite online stores to deal with...and their site has a lot of good info on it.

coldrain
08-01-2006, 10:19 AM
You can both use linear and circular polirized light filters on your S2/S3. The CP filters are needed when the AF gets into trouble when using an LP filter, like with AF on SLRs. Why that is exactly (that the AF sensors on SLRs get confused) I do not know.

XaiLo
08-01-2006, 03:11 PM
I'm feeling blu

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/aug06/sky1.jpg

XaiLo
08-01-2006, 03:13 PM
See what happens when you eat flat bread

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/aug06/quizbutt.jpg