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TNB
09-26-2007, 10:39 AM
Thanks. I also like that last photo--simple, but meaningful and well done.

Turo
09-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Here's my next contribution. Just a reminder that, plan as we humans do, creation as no trouble having a say in our designs.:cool:


Wow, excellent shot. Simple, but looks great!

Rooz
09-26-2007, 11:54 AM
Wow, the latest batch from all of you has been very impressive. Chris, I love the shutter-drag on that one, and TNB, impressive capture.

Here's my next contribution. Just a reminder that, plan as we humans do, creation as no trouble having a say in our designs.:cool:

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Aperture priority, 1/160 sec., f/4.5, spot meter, -0.3 EV, ISO 400 @ 24mm, enhanced contrast in Picasa.

great shot.

fionndruinne
09-26-2007, 12:20 PM
Thanks guys, I'm glad ya liked it. I haven't had many shots that grabbed me as far as symbolism, but that one did.

No Control
09-26-2007, 01:58 PM
Thanks guys, I'm glad ya liked it. I haven't had many shots that grabbed me as far as symbolism, but that one did.

God I love that shot! Do you mind if I display it on another site? Could I possibly link it to something (gallery/website/etc.) of yours?

Prospero
09-26-2007, 04:45 PM
Here's a picture I took yesterday in the park "Delftse Hout" close to my home. There were great skies and the water was still so the reflections were looking great as well. Some may have seen this in the landscape thread already, but I thought I would post it here as well.

This is not a HDR, but was edited rather heavily in Capture NX to give everything more pop.

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r3g
09-26-2007, 07:26 PM
Wow Prospero... Just wow.

TNB
09-26-2007, 07:29 PM
Wow Prospero... Just wow.
Agreed. Nice shot. Just sort of sucks you into the photo.

rawpaw18
09-26-2007, 08:37 PM
This just in off the presses
Dennis Takes Great Landscape Shots

If this is news to you, then you must be new here.
Very nice reflection D!

r3g
09-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Apparently the buddy system keeps them alive. :p

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1005/1445165055_8f2ec7e77b_o.jpg

photodawg
09-26-2007, 10:59 PM
a day at the beach

taken with a d 40
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0208.jpg

yewsef
09-27-2007, 02:19 AM
Here's a picture I took yesterday in the park "Delftse Hout" close to my home. There were great skies and the water was still so the reflections were looking great as well. Some may have seen this in the landscape thread already, but I thought I would post it here as well.

This is not a HDR, but was edited rather heavily in Capture NX to give everything more pop.

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Beautiful nature shot, what lens did you use to get that? (why do you choose sigma over nikkor btw?)

Great photo :)

rsuello
09-27-2007, 03:26 AM
White Christmas Tree

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1040/562091908_1f70a364e8.jpg

The Awakening

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1379/781906244_d0b6fd5c8b.jpg

--------

Taken with D40 plus kit lenses (18-55, 55-200)

rawpaw18
09-27-2007, 04:02 AM
Dawg
That has got to be the cleanest pier I have ever seen, very nice btw.

rsuello,
Wow great shots! Welcome to the forum.
Might you share some info about the bulb shot? Too cool.

rawpaw18
09-27-2007, 04:10 AM
Reg,

East Coast Buddies
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Rooz
09-27-2007, 04:55 AM
Taken with D40 plus kit lenses (18-55, 55-200)

wow...way to make an entrance ! :eek:
great stuff.

sigma 150mm f2.8
sb800 bottom right
sb600 top left

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1414/1447847484_3c90f3f13d_o.jpg

Saleh
09-27-2007, 09:01 AM
Nikon D40X
2007/09/26 17:24:05.8
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 31mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode:
Auto Flash Comp:
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: High
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

Prospero
09-27-2007, 10:03 AM
Beautiful nature shot, what lens did you use to get that? (why do you choose sigma over nikkor btw?)

Great photo :)

Thanks Yewsef, Rich, R3G and TNB.
Yewsef, I took that shot with the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm. The reason I chose Sigma over Nikkor is mainly the price. Sigma offers very acceptable image quality at a price much lower than the Nikkor equavalent.
I picked the Sigma 10-20 also because it goes a bit wider than the Nikkor 12-24.

R3G, nice picture. Beautiful colours.
Rooz, nice shot of the flower. Great lighting.
Rsuello, beautiful pictures. Very, very nice.

urfslam
09-27-2007, 10:09 AM
Nikon D80
2007/09/26 08:02:31.4
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 195mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/100 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Color Temp. (5000 K)
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Flash Mode: Built-in, Commander, i-TTL
Auto Flash Comp: +1.0 EV


This looks a little out of focus. Any suggestions?

Urf.

dxrocnxj
09-27-2007, 10:31 AM
rsuello, amazing shots.

heres my little critter.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Gizmo/DSC_0231.jpg

erichlund
09-27-2007, 01:40 PM
Urf,

I see you've discovered that Nikon sometimes has an "issue" with red. What sharpening did you use on this photo? Sadly, not all shots are keepers.

Basically, that +1 Flash EV was enough to completely blow the red channel, and once that happens, the actual color you get for reds won't be very accurate. Under these circumstances, the "more vivid" setting will only exacerbate the situation.

If you are using Nikon software on the image, you might turn on the focus point to see what you were actually focusing on. It looks like the bud at the top of the photo is in focus. If you had the focus point centered, you're main flowers in the photo would not have been in focus. You have the same 11point AF that I have in the D200, so you should set your focus point on the point you want critical focus. That's much better than using the center focus point with focus lock and then recomposing, because recomposing rotates the focus point, perhaps giving you something you did not expect. This is especially true if taking the shot hand held.

Some of the softness could also be from a hand held shot with 195mm focal length and 1/100 second, and no VR/IS/OS. The flash would take care of some of that, but you could still be experiencing some motion blur due to hand shake.

photodawg
09-27-2007, 04:00 PM
Dawg
That has got to be the cleanest pier I have ever seen, very nice btw.

rsuello,
Wow great shots! Welcome to the forum.
Might you share some info about the bulb shot? Too cool.

thanks rawpaw. That pier was rebuilt about 3 years ago

I have a shot of the full length of it
I throw that up

500mL
09-27-2007, 05:23 PM
I haven't posted here in a while, so here's some of my latest. Cheers! :D

Empire State Building
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1169/1431806150_5186888ab5.jpg

Central Park
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1364/1431803584_0a5b54d36e.jpg

Courthouse Building
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1154/1430923941_d9e7acaeaa.jpg

Esoterra
09-27-2007, 05:47 PM
awesome stuff chris. i tried doing this years ago and couldn;t do it for shit. i must try again. i really like that effect. were you moving the cam in a circular motion ? thats very impressive results for that technique !

Thanks for the nice remarks Rooz. As far as technique, I used my SB600 set to iTTL @ -1.7 exposure. I shot in manual mode f/10 @ .4 sec and rotated my camera in a circle. I shot a few other photos using the same technique (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/2471670#199971942), but I think the first one I posted turned out the best.

TNB
09-27-2007, 08:14 PM
heres my little critter.
More critter shots!

dxrocnxj
09-27-2007, 09:16 PM
here you go tnb.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Gizmo/DSC_0228.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Gizmo/DSC_0230.jpg

Classic96
09-27-2007, 09:38 PM
Here is one of the wife in front of a sunset this evening.

D80 with 55-200VR @72mm
SB-800 to the camera's left. Next time I'll do a better job of getting her centered in the light,.. but I think the shadows are okay for this shot.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1040/1450251177_3eb3fe1f1a.jpg

dxrocnxj
09-27-2007, 09:59 PM
i think the shadows are great for this picture, i like the way it came out.

Esoterra
09-27-2007, 11:18 PM
Here is one of the wife in front of a sunset this evening.

D80 with 55-200VR @72mm
SB-800 to the camera's left. Next time I'll do a better job of getting her centered in the light,.. but I think the shadows are okay for this shot.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1040/1450251177_3eb3fe1f1a.jpg

Nice shot Classic. Next time try using a diffuser or an umbrella. Your flash angle is great.

Gintaras
09-28-2007, 02:50 AM
rsuello, amazing images, especially the bulb image. i was also impressed with your Flickr as you post wealth of information about your images. simply GREAT!!!

K1W1
09-28-2007, 05:30 AM
Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour, Sydney

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1325/1452809800_bac89854f6_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

jtmiller5
09-28-2007, 08:37 AM
Visited with my parent's yesterday and snapped this in the backyard.

55mm
F/7.1
1/60 sec.
Iso-400

http://i21.tinypic.com/359bh2t.jpg

Saleh
09-28-2007, 09:23 AM
my daily pics enjoy it

TNB
09-28-2007, 10:13 AM
here you go tnb.

Thanks. Cute little critter.

Admiral_Cecil
09-28-2007, 03:45 PM
Nikon D80 w. Nikon 18-135mm Lens

Pic:

135mm
F5.6
1/200
ISO-100

Esoterra
09-28-2007, 04:52 PM
Nice job Cecil. Colours are rich and vibrant.

Saleh
09-28-2007, 05:19 PM
Some Pictures on the rig:)

Esoterra
09-28-2007, 05:32 PM
I just got home from seeing the movie "The Kingdom" and it really got me out of my seat and my heart racing. The first thing that comes to mind when seeing these pictures and the LPlate is a trunk full of C4 and a detonator on the stick shift! That is a really nice truck. Good job exposing the vehicle with the sun reflecting off of the silver paint. A Circular Polarizer would make a huge difference in turning your skies to a dark blue almost black color, depending on the angle of the sun. Job well done!

rawpaw18
09-28-2007, 09:14 PM
Rotten day so I took a walk.

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1/125", f/22, 200 ISO, CW, 18mm
w/ Lightroom fixin's

Classic96
09-28-2007, 09:15 PM
Nice shot Classic. Next time try using a diffuser or an umbrella. Your flash angle is great.

Appreciate the input. I am trying to find a light stand with umbrella to use with my SB-800. Right now I am just using the tripod mount that came with the flash. But do you know of any that are specially made for flash use and can have umbrellas or soft boxes installed?

Esoterra
09-28-2007, 10:15 PM
Appreciate the input. I am trying to find a light stand with umbrella to use with my SB-800. Right now I am just using the tripod mount that came with the flash. But do you know of any that are specially made for flash use and can have umbrellas or soft boxes installed?

For under $200 you can make a sweet light setup with your SB800. Check out this link. Not only does it give you the parts to make your light rig, but teaches you the technique as well

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html

urfslam
09-28-2007, 10:28 PM
Eric,
Thanks for the feedback. I used manual focus to get the lower left flower in focus. Camera was also on a tripod but the head I have isn't that great and I wasn't using a remote button so there probably was some shake. I had my SB-800 set up below the flowers shooting straight up with the diffuser cap on.

Settings were as follows:
Optimize Image: More Vivid
Tone: High
Sharpness: High
Color, Hue: Mode 3a, 0
Saturation: Enhanced

I guess the lesson is that small settings like sharpening/more vivid have an exponential effect on closeup pictures. I'm going to change those settings, turn down the flash and reshoot. I'll upload the results

Urf,

I see you've discovered that Nikon sometimes has an "issue" with red. What sharpening did you use on this photo? Sadly, not all shots are keepers.

Basically, that +1 Flash EV was enough to completely blow the red channel, and once that happens, the actual color you get for reds won't be very accurate. Under these circumstances, the "more vivid" setting will only exacerbate the situation.

If you are using Nikon software on the image, you might turn on the focus point to see what you were actually focusing on. It looks like the bud at the top of the photo is in focus. If you had the focus point centered, you're main flowers in the photo would not have been in focus. You have the same 11point AF that I have in the D200, so you should set your focus point on the point you want critical focus. That's much better than using the center focus point with focus lock and then recomposing, because recomposing rotates the focus point, perhaps giving you something you did not expect. This is especially true if taking the shot hand held.

Some of the softness could also be from a hand held shot with 195mm focal length and 1/100 second, and no VR/IS/OS. The flash would take care of some of that, but you could still be experiencing some motion blur due to hand shake.

Saleh
09-29-2007, 12:26 AM
thank you Esoterra :)

TNB
09-29-2007, 12:51 AM
Out and about when I decided to take a pic...

D200 / 70-200 VR / Handheld / No Flash
Aperture Priority / 1/40s at F/2.8 / ISO 1600

http://www.tnbproductions.com/Fire1.jpg

K1W1
09-29-2007, 01:33 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1342/1451937757_395679b421_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 48 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

rawpaw18
09-29-2007, 05:34 AM
K
Looks like there were plenty of photo opprtunities to be had
at the Gardens. Nice shots, the waterfall shot ss was just slow
enough to show the motion of thw water and the boy too. Nice.

Saleh
09-29-2007, 06:34 AM
my small brother with army uniform :)
1/250 sec - F/5.6

K1W1
09-29-2007, 06:48 AM
K
Nice shots, the waterfall shot ss was just slow
enough to show the motion of thw water and the boy too. Nice.

That was the intention but I had about 1/100 sec to get it and I'm not 100% happy with the result.
Thanks for the comment.
The Chinese Gardens (http://www.chinesegarden.com.au/about.cfm) in Sydney are an amazing place. I've stayed in Hotels overlooking them at least half a dozen times and never had the opportunity to visit before now.

Saleh
09-29-2007, 07:00 AM
try this guys:)

http://www.photonhead.com/simcam/shutteraperture.php

toriaj
09-29-2007, 02:26 PM
I shot a few other photos using the same technique (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/2471670#199971942), but I think the first one I posted turned out the best.

Chris, I loved #19/20 in this set! (although the technique you mentioned isn't used, of course) It's one of my favorite desert shots.

Turo
09-29-2007, 04:57 PM
try this guys:)

http://www.photonhead.com/simcam/shutteraperture.php

Cool little link!

Gintaras
09-30-2007, 03:06 AM
Cool little link!

agree with you this is great link esp for beginners.

Gintaras
09-30-2007, 03:08 AM
try this guys:)

http://www.photonhead.com/simcam/shutteraperture.php

thanks for great link:eek:

Gintaras
09-30-2007, 03:22 AM
Cecil, great butterfly image.

Rawpaw, excellent work and exposure, I wonder how you achieved this, I find troubles often when shooting in strong sunlight and need to remove dark areas and shadows with PP.

Saleh, you got powerful SUV and very strong brother, so it means you and your camera should be pretty save travelling around. I liked the images pretty much.

and G THX for the link to exposure understanding. i as DSLR amateur find it very useful. despite i am shooting mostly in M i still must learn a lot about exposure to be able to pick right settings most of the time.

rawpaw18
09-30-2007, 04:49 AM
Rawpaw, excellent work and exposure, I wonder how you achieved this, I find troubles often when shooting in strong sunlight and need to remove dark areas and shadows with PP.



This is where the Lightroom fixins come in, as in Dennis (prospero) pp style. I threw the kitchen sink at it. I just been a fan of the pp he does and thought I would try soemthing myself but not HDR of course which he is well versed in.

Adj: exp, fill, black, clarity, sat, lum, sharp, nr(for the sky) and about 15 other adjustments so it does not look like the original. I was about to delete it when I took it, but thought I would try and fix it anyways.
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Saleh
09-30-2007, 06:37 AM
welcome guys :)

K1W1
09-30-2007, 06:48 AM
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1335/1452210599_cae93a69c4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 400
18-55 kit lens

Prospero
09-30-2007, 07:30 AM
Rich, nice editing. You turned a dull underexposed image into something special. Nice composition, too.

Richard (K1W1), very nice picture. I love the movement you captured.

Here's my picture of the day, taken a quarter of an hour after my last picture. After taking this I decided to go home, shooting in the rain is not my thing :).

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ae86gtv16
09-30-2007, 04:00 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D50%20Images/Night%20Shots/2361e5dc.jpg

Saleh
09-30-2007, 04:49 PM
Night shots for marina
3 sec - F/5 ISO 200

guys how can i print my name on my photos by which software ?

ae86gtv16
09-30-2007, 05:02 PM
I use photoshop saleh. nice shot!

K1W1
09-30-2007, 05:44 PM
guys how can i print my name on my photos by which software ?

Irfanview which is free (www.irfanview.com) has the ability to do watermarks. You can batch apply watermarks as well which is handy but they are all in the same location on the photo (you decide the location, font and font size and text)

My watermarks are put there by Lightroom and you have no control at all other than the actual text and whether or not they are there.

toriaj
09-30-2007, 10:02 PM
Here's my first shot with the sun IN the frame. (other than sunset)
I'm not sure I like the shot, but it was a good learning experience!
And I resized with my trial Lightroom. I think it has less destructive impact on the image than resizing with Paint Shop Pro.

18mm, 1/180 sec., f/16, ISO 200
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Comments and criticism always welcome! Do you think a lens hood would cut down on the strange, curvy lens flare?

Rooz
10-01-2007, 12:11 AM
i know i'm in the minority here but i don;t mind lens flare in some situations. i like the effect and really like that shot.

K1W1
10-01-2007, 12:49 AM
Pray tell. How does one frame a photo whilst looking at the sun through the viewfinder without being blinded?
I assume sunglasses or something are the order of the day here but even then I assume that there are sighting issues.
I like the photo as well BTW I think the flare just adds to it in that particular photo.

yewsef
10-01-2007, 01:33 AM
my daily pics enjoy it

Very beautiful picture! where is that place? you got a very nice angle of the city. :)

yewsef
10-01-2007, 01:34 AM
Here's my picture of the day, taken a quarter of an hour after my last picture. After taking this I decided to go home, shooting in the rain is not my thing :).

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That's what I call, Magic :)

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 01:41 AM
how do you get that cool effect of the wrap around...is that just from a super wide angle lens?

in reference to the rain on the pond picture

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 03:05 AM
Richmond VA sunset

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1334/1466569525_7f80338f65_b.jpg

ae86gtv16
10-01-2007, 11:52 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D50%20Images/cac38ca5.jpg

GabOrcinus
10-01-2007, 02:02 PM
Great shots everyone!
These are a few I did this weekend:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/1461463344_ec1cc8faea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1461463344/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1121/1461609228_acf75744a1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1461609228/)

Hope you like them. Used a D80 + 1 SB600.

K1W1
10-01-2007, 04:50 PM
Great shots everyone!
These are a few I did this weekend:

Hope you like them. Used a D80 + 1 SB600.

They are great.
Please post some Exif data.

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 05:04 PM
i did a bum picture too, a couple today

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/1469213945_e34412df48.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1364/1470066206_698bc9b346.jpg

XaiLo
10-01-2007, 05:28 PM
Funny it is the depth of character in which the world disregards:confused:
I have one or two of my own but they were taken with my Canon.

hank & Gab great shots. Maybe I'll get out soon and get some real world shots.

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 05:34 PM
i like shooting bums i just hate asking them if i can they always want something for it. the guy at the local magazine i'm trying to get a job at said dont give them anything. i bought the top dude a beer and a hot dog. we talked for an hour he was pretty cool

toriaj
10-01-2007, 05:40 PM
Pray tell. How does one frame a photo whilst looking at the sun through the viewfinder without being blinded?
I assume sunglasses or something are the order of the day here but even then I assume that there are sighting issues.
I like the photo as well BTW I think the flare just adds to it in that particular photo.

Glad you liked the shot, Rooz. K1W1, framing the sun in the shot isn't too bad. I don't wear sunglasses, and it's really no problem. You should try it. I did use a ND grad filter (0.6) for this shot, but it wasn't nearly enough (now I want several more filters, especially stronger ones.) I like most of the flare, but those couple of curved ones, they look almost like hairs -- I wish they weren't there.

XaiLo
10-01-2007, 05:41 PM
Most people usually are, given half the chance. :)

mugsisme
10-01-2007, 08:11 PM
Thanks for the link (three pages back). It is awesome. I have been playing with it trying to learn this. (I actually was going to post a question along those lines, so it was really helpful.

I took the kids to the park today. I was nervous that I was going to shoo the lady bug away, so I didn't get as close as I could have.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1031/1470943590_3c5095320a.jpg

1/200; f/8; 60 mm

I like the shallow depth of field, especially since this was my 18-200 mm lens. I am getting to like it more.

wow Hank, you make Richmond look beautiful! Great shot. Where did you get it from?

Jason25
10-01-2007, 09:44 PM
This was taken about 2 years ago with the old D50 when I lived up in Alaska.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/jmodzik/DSC_0929EDITweb.jpg

fionndruinne
10-01-2007, 10:04 PM
Sunny day today, after yesterday's rain. Here's a highlight and shadow combination done in Photomatix, from two images developed from a single raw file.

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e_dawg
10-01-2007, 10:23 PM
Is that the actual colour of the grass? Tell me that's not grass.

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 10:24 PM
wow Hank, you make Richmond look beautiful! Great shot. Where did you get it from?

that was in the grace street alley near meadow

fionndruinne
10-01-2007, 10:27 PM
e_dawg, you'd be amazed at the verdure of the greens in my neck of the woods. That's grass backlit by the sun.

tim11
10-01-2007, 11:26 PM
My first contribution to this thread. I'm still probing my way with RAW and Capture NX.
Peach (or nectarine?) flower. The bugs always get to them first... :mad:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/f70912_016NX.jpg

Vitamin C on the making...
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/f70912_013NX.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 11:33 PM
nice job tim, be sure to get the pistols in focus too, its a really good shot overall

tim11
10-01-2007, 11:37 PM
What are the pistols?

e_dawg
10-01-2007, 11:49 PM
nice job tim, be sure to get the pistols in focus too, its a really good shot overall

What about the stamen too?

e_dawg
10-01-2007, 11:51 PM
Looks good Tim. If I may suggest a bit less contrast and saturation on the first pic. Raise the upper shadows and lower midtones a bit.

fionndruinne
10-01-2007, 11:52 PM
*BANG!* I think you mean 'pistils'.;)

hankbeblazin
10-01-2007, 11:52 PM
What about the stamen too?

the pistols are the long things right? or am i wrong?

e_dawg
10-02-2007, 12:09 AM
e_dawg, you'd be amazed at the verdure of the greens in my neck of the woods. That's grass backlit by the sun.

Whereabouts do you live, if I may ask?

fionndruinne
10-02-2007, 12:13 AM
The Oregon south coast, US. About eight miles from the Pacific.

e_dawg
10-02-2007, 12:13 AM
the pistols are the long things right? or am i wrong?

I think the pistil is the single vase-shaped stalk in the centre of the flower. The stamen are the dozen individual tall skinny filaments surrounding the pistil. The second pic shows this more clearly. There is clearly a central pistil surrounded by a ring of stamen.

K1W1
10-02-2007, 12:23 AM
Sydney Aquarium

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1131/1452223963_6844fead5a_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
50mm f1.8

It isn't in any way technically good but it does have a certain "feel".

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1075/1452228713_e10bdfb5f1_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
50mm f1.8

Rooz
10-02-2007, 12:37 AM
My first contribution to this thread. I'm still probing my way with RAW and Capture NX.
Peach (or nectarine?) flower. The bugs always get to them first... :mad:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/f70912_016NX.jpg

Vitamin C on the making...


tim, try using colour mode Ia or II. looks to me like IIIa. a little too saturated. you don;t need heavy contrast w/ the sigma either. it already has very strong contrast.

GabOrcinus
10-02-2007, 12:53 AM
They are great.
Please post some Exif data.
Sure:

Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 800
Aperture: f4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/1600s

This was the setup:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1387/1461609236_08b765b1e9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1461609236)
Click on the photo for notes.

Btw... the photo was only cropped and slightly sharpened.


Pray tell. How does one frame a photo whilst looking at the sun through the viewfinder without being blinded?
I assume sunglasses or something are the order of the day here but even then I assume that there are sighting issues.
I like the photo as well BTW I think the flare just adds to it in that particular photo.
In any case, if it bothers you so much, you could also use the DoF preview. ;)

mugsisme
10-02-2007, 09:55 AM
tim, try using colour mode Ia or II. Rooz, does it make a difference which one you use? I was using II because I thought that was the best for the least post-processing, but it is driving me nuts when I switch back and forth between manual modes (A-priority or P-mode) vs the the auto modes, like macro or sports. With II, it puts the underscore before the name, and the other way it goes between. Then it is so hard to find the right picture when I want to upload it or email it. Will I be better off switching to Ia?

erichlund
10-02-2007, 10:44 AM
Rooz, does it make a difference which one you use? I was using II because I thought that was the best for the least post-processing, but it is driving me nuts when I switch back and forth between manual modes (A-priority or P-mode) vs the the auto modes, like macro or sports. With II, it puts the underscore before the name, and the other way it goes between. Then it is so hard to find the right picture when I want to upload it or email it. Will I be better off switching to Ia?

First of all, you have it a little backwards, or maybe sideways. Color mode II is tied to AdobeRGB, which has a wider color gamut. It's also the most "neutral" of the color modes, so it doesn't tend to pop off the screen initially. However, this makes it ideal for people who want to post process their images. It gives the best starting point and greatest potential if you are going to post process.

However, if the image is destined for the web, then sRGB is better, because browsers are better at interpreting sRGB than they are AdobeRGB. If you are going to use the other modes (besides II) then you should think of Ia as the people mode and mode III as the landscape mode.

Personally, I post process all my images, so I just leave the camera on mode II, AdobeRGB, and forget about it. Unfortunately, I sometimes (usually) forget about it when I go to post on the web as well. :o

PS: I think it's actually the AdobeRGB vs sRGB that results in a different naming convention. At least, that's what I recall.

tim11
10-02-2007, 05:06 PM
Heck K1W1: that jaws shot gimme certain 'feel' alright. I'm surprised you didn't post a ghostly faced stingray?

ROOZ: I messed up too much with post processing. The original wasn't that bad and it was in Ia; I believe.

mugsisme
10-02-2007, 09:08 PM
First of all, you have it a little backwards, or maybe sideways.

Well now, this is the best explaination I have heard on this! Thanks so much. I did switch the camera to I today. Of course, I didn't take any pictures ...

Thanks so much!

K1W1
10-03-2007, 04:12 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1165/1476428480_e5d2c20158_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
18-55 kit lens

Rooz
10-03-2007, 05:02 AM
Rooz, does it make a difference which one you use? I was using II because I thought that was the best for the least post-processing, but it is driving me nuts when I switch back and forth between manual modes (A-priority or P-mode) vs the the auto modes, like macro or sports. With II, it puts the underscore before the name, and the other way it goes between. Then it is so hard to find the right picture when I want to upload it or email it. Will I be better off switching to Ia?

erichs explanation is pretty much right. although i don;t spend alot of time to PP so i rarely use II. i use Ia for people and III for landscape unless what i shoot has alot of red/ orange/ pink then i use Ia again.

i found i got the most out of mode II but only if i spend the time in NX to get my colours spot on. then again...just shoot in RAW and you can change the colour mode whenever you like.

you should also remember that they don;t just effect colour, they also affect the contrast appearance. so using IIIa or III for example gives you a heck of alot of contrast already. setting the contrast and stauration to high aswell gives you double that again.

Rooz
10-03-2007, 06:34 AM
sb800 far right +2
sb600 high left -1

1/160s f4 +0.7EV

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1218/1476160707_c01a492650_o.jpg

ae86gtv16
10-03-2007, 10:49 AM
sb800 far right +2
sb600 high left -1

1/160s f4 +0.7EV

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1218/1476160707_c01a492650_o.jpg

Great shot Rooz!

e_dawg
10-03-2007, 11:36 AM
Where was that pic taken K1W1?

Saleh
10-03-2007, 03:41 PM
nice shot rooz

XaiLo
10-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Rooz, just splendid!!! five thumbs up!

photodawg
10-03-2007, 04:11 PM
ROOZ nice shot exelant post prossessing with the highlight of the bear

and my controbution another shot of my dog chole
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0028.jpg

Flash used: No
Focal length: 30.0mm (35mm equivalent: 45mm)
Exposure time: 0.100 s (1/10)
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO equiv.: 1600
Whitebalance: Manual
Light Source: Incandescent
Metering Mode: center weight
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

K1W1
10-03-2007, 04:33 PM
Where was that pic taken K1W1?

Darling Harbour Sydney (http://www.darlingharbour.com/) outside the front of the exhibition centre.

AcroRigo
10-03-2007, 07:02 PM
Got bored... and played with water...
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/acrorigo/Misc/DSC_6934.jpg

Focal length 70mm
Aperture f/ 5.6
Exposure time 1/500
with flash

3In2Out
10-03-2007, 09:28 PM
First time posting in this thread...just went out and shot some random shots with AcroRigo.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb253/3In2Out/frogedit.jpg

Nikon D40
Image Size: 900 x 598
Lens: Kit
Focal Length: 46mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
3 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

toriaj
10-03-2007, 09:34 PM
Wow!!
I love it. The frog's "expression" :D is priceless. The colors, exciting. Sharpness and DOF, perfect. How did you get him to sit so still for 3 seconds?

AcroRigo is the frog's name? I Googled it, trying to find out what kind of lens/lighting was called AcroRigo :rolleyes:

3In2Out
10-03-2007, 09:37 PM
Wow!!
I love it. The frog's "expression" :D is priceless. The colors, exciting. Sharpness and DOF, perfect. How did you get him to sit so still for 3 seconds?

AcroRigo is the frog's name? I Googled it, trying to find out what kind of lens/lighting was called AcroRigo :rolleyes:

LOL, thanks, AcroRigo is my roommate..he posted the pic right before mine on the last page.. :D

r3g
10-03-2007, 09:50 PM
O_O AWESOME!!


Ive never seen the kitlens get bokeh like that..

hankbeblazin
10-03-2007, 10:10 PM
impressive!!

and the naysayers say that the kit lens is crap hahaha. what do they know

dxrocnxj
10-03-2007, 10:30 PM
started playing with some manual focus stuff today.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Random/DSC_0006.jpg

K1W1
10-03-2007, 11:01 PM
Gee it's a shame about getting your own reflection in the photo. :D:D

photodawg
10-03-2007, 11:47 PM
a pic of my friends dually wheel I wanted the reflection of me in the wheel but I didnt expect my reflection in every lug nut
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0005.jpg

Resolution: 1024 x 681
Flash used: No
Focal length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 82mm)
Exposure time: 0.100 s (1/10)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv.: 800
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix

photodawg
10-03-2007, 11:48 PM
rigo and mitch your shoots are awsome
mitch that frog shot is killer

jcon
10-04-2007, 01:45 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1165/1476428480_e5d2c20158_b.jpg


Excellent shot, K1W1!!! I cant stop looking at it, keeps my eyes moving! Well done!

yewsef
10-04-2007, 02:07 AM
why can't I view most of the photos posted? :(

K1W1
10-04-2007, 02:16 AM
why can't I view most of the photos posted? :(

The problem is most likely at your end and could be one or several of numerous issues. Some suggestions;

1. What is your Internet connection speed? If you are on dial up you may not be waiting long enough for the photos to load.

2. Is your firewall or spyware or adware or some other program blocking images from being downloaded?

3. Are your browser security settings set up high?

4. Is your Browser caching or is it flushing the cache every time it closes? If it's the latter then you will have to download all 263 pages before you can view the images every time you view this thread.

Also when you say that you can't see the images do you see a small square with an X in it or do you just see nothing?

Can you view pictures on other sites (e.g. Flickr or SmugMug or even other forums)?

Geoff Chandler
10-04-2007, 10:12 AM
Took a few photos of some Mushrooms growing in my lawn.
Liked this one with the sulight - so I cropped it and framed it

r3g
10-04-2007, 12:43 PM
I like the lighting in that shot also. Those look like the REALLY poisonous mushrooms.

Rooz
10-04-2007, 05:03 PM
I like the lighting in that shot also..

ditto. love the dappled light.

K1W1
10-05-2007, 05:37 AM
Spot the bridge climbers. As they say here, "It's like Bourke St up there".

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/1489737054_db024d13b1_b.jpg

This photo has a certain sentimental feel for me. I first took this shot on my first visit to Australia (1978) with my first SLR (Pentax). There were no bridge climbers then. Must hunt out the original and see how they compare.

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 42 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
18-55 kit lens

Saleh
10-05-2007, 06:21 AM
while i was taking tour on the deserts :)

Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/5.6

Rooz
10-05-2007, 06:56 AM
nice shot saleh. try a different crop for a stronger composition and a bit of colour boost to give it some pop.

Saleh
10-05-2007, 08:09 AM
rooz very nice :> which program u use it for editing i have picture projects

JB9903
10-05-2007, 02:47 PM
Can anyone tell me what I can do to get a correct exposure for outdoor photos taken at dusk? Is it possible to get a "clean" photo with very little noise without a flash?

Since this is my first upload, I hope I did everything correct.

Here is the EXIF data:
Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 1000
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter: 1/1000
Aperature: 1.8
Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8

hankbeblazin
10-05-2007, 03:22 PM
one thing i would suggest over exposing... 1/1000th a sec seems a little too much to me. also exposure bracket and when you load them on the computer see which one you like the most. i think the D80 has that ability.

others might have better suggestions

Rooz
10-05-2007, 04:49 PM
rooz very nice :> which program u use it for editing i have picture projects

i primarily use capture NX.

Rooz
10-05-2007, 04:59 PM
Can anyone tell me what I can do to get a correct exposure for outdoor photos taken at dusk? Is it possible to get a "clean" photo with very little noise without a flash?

Since this is my first upload, I hope I did everything correct.

Here is the EXIF data:
Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 1000
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter: 1/1000
Aperature: 1.8
Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8

you're iso is far too high which is where the noise is coming from. quick calculation is your shutter speed is about 4 stops too high which would bring you back to iso 100 or 200 anyway at f1.8. ie: you could have used 1/60s, iso 100, f1.8 for the same exposure which would have given you no noise.

try using Ap mode, set your cam to the aperture you want and keep an eye on your shutter speed. you want it at around 1/60s for candid people shots, possibly a little lower depending on subject movement.

the easiest way imo is to set your camera to auto iso using a max iso of iso400 and a minimum shutter speed of 1/60s. that way your camera will automatically increase your iso if needed.

remember that a expsoure is the combination of shutter speed, iso and aperture so there are lots of combinations for achieving the corect exposure. consider picking up Bryan Petrersons book "understanding exposure" for more detailed info.

hankbeblazin
10-05-2007, 09:12 PM
this is off topic kinda sorta but that carnival of 5 fires was tonight the one i was waiting for all month. i took 200 pictures of fire breathers and fire twirlers. i'm not going to through all of them tonight but its pretty incredible

i used Rear sync flash, Iso 200 Shutter speed 1.8th of a second

stay tuned check back tomorrow

r3g
10-05-2007, 10:14 PM
Had some unexpected company come over for the weekend today so I wasnt able to play with my new lens much BUT every time he sees my camera the first words out of his mouth are "take a picture!" so I was able to snap this.

50mm, 1/10 sec, f/2.8, ISO400, -2/3EV
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/1493961768_dca15bf13c_o.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-05-2007, 10:22 PM
thats a perfect picture

r3g
10-05-2007, 10:31 PM
Thx! He says thx too (sitting right behind me watching the monitor instead of the TV)

hankbeblazin
10-05-2007, 11:17 PM
how did you hold it so still it looks like theres 0 camera shake

r3g
10-05-2007, 11:21 PM
Youll prolly think Im joking when I say this BUT.. I stop breathing without taking a deep breath first, count to 5 or so, then pull the fire. :]

simpledrive
10-05-2007, 11:33 PM
http://i21.tinypic.com/24vqgll.jpg

D40X
55-200MM

yewsef
10-06-2007, 05:18 AM
My first posted photo :o

K1W1
10-06-2007, 06:05 AM
Did you resolve your viewing issues?

yewsef
10-06-2007, 08:07 AM
Did you resolve your viewing issues?

Ahh yes, it turned out to be that my work connection blocks a good amount of image-sharing websites. Now I can view everything, thanks for asking. :)

simpledrive
10-06-2007, 12:50 PM
10/06/07

There's a temple nearby my house, glad I got a good grasp of the ghetto, and the temple that exists in the ghetto. ^_^
http://i22.tinypic.com/10yexxx.jpg

GabOrcinus
10-06-2007, 03:31 PM
A shot of my mother, from last Sunday:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/1500215222_f9614bbd18.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1500215222)
46mm, f/4, 1/250, ISO 250.

JB9903
10-06-2007, 04:57 PM
Here are some shots from the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm still learning how to get the correct exposure. Could you all help me out and let me know what I need to improve? All of these photos are straight out of the camera - no PP done.

All of these were taken with the Nikon D80 and the Nikon 18-70mm lens.

Upper left: f/6.3, 1/160, ISO 320
Upper right: f/8, 1/250, ISO 100
Lower left: f/8, 1/400, ISO 250
Lower right: f/10, 1/250, ISO 320

Thank you.

K1W1
10-06-2007, 07:29 PM
Got bored while the girls were doing what girls do best.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1137/1489730518_b2c43a7ddb_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV

rawpaw18
10-06-2007, 07:40 PM
JB9903
Just opinions, you asked! Mine will be different from others, and I usually find out later that I am wrong, so take it for what it is worth.

Upper left, too much blown out, matrix may have been a better choice with fill flash for your subject.

Upper right, good exposure to me, composition is kind of tough to do with the tree line so high, but try and put your suject somewhere in the rule of thirds grid crossings.

Bottom left, Sky looks a little light here, maybe matrix instead of spot metering. Try and avoid things like street lights etc. when composing.

Bottom right, spot metering off the flower? Greens like to be underexposed about -2/3, the leafs look a little to bright here.

rawpaw18
10-06-2007, 07:42 PM
K1W1,
Nice colors, makes shopping bearable when you bring your D50 along.

XaiLo
10-06-2007, 08:44 PM
K1W1, I'll have to keep that picture out of my daughters sight or I might find myself down under sometime soon. very nice composition :)

Rooz
10-06-2007, 09:56 PM
Got bored while the girls were doing what girls do best.


nice shot. how much did it cost you ? :D

r3g
10-06-2007, 10:26 PM
Forgot to stop down -____-

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/1502801616_bbb8b0a80c_o.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-06-2007, 11:21 PM
belly dancer from that same event...its 3 days long

Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 2/3 EV

no flash

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/216/1502183191_bad330ce43_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/1503013626_e6ff9476c9.jpg

toriaj
10-06-2007, 11:40 PM
Here are some shots from the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm still learning how to get the correct exposure. Could you all help me out and let me know what I need to improve? All of these photos are straight out of the camera - no PP done.

All of these were taken with the Nikon D80 and the Nikon 18-70mm lens.

Upper left: f/6.3, 1/160, ISO 320
Upper right: f/8, 1/250, ISO 100
Lower left: f/8, 1/400, ISO 250
Lower right: f/10, 1/250, ISO 320

Thank you.

Looks like you're really using your camera! I like the bright colors in your shots. #1, the statue, is really a difficult subject in bright light. You did a good job exposing the dark statue. Although the sky is blown out, I don't think that could have been avoided while retaining the exposure on the statue. (Perhaps with a strong graduated filter.) Was the water really pink, as it appears on the right?

#2, the tower with the darker blue sky, looks to be perfectly exposed to me. The tower, the sky, and the trees all look good. #3 looks good too.

#4, with the flowers, is hard to really judge because the flowers are so small on my screen. It looks like your focus might have been off? The bright colors are nice, though.

I have a feeling we'll be seeing excellent shots from you :D

Classic96
10-07-2007, 12:14 AM
Here is one of many car shots I did today for a local car club. This is a single exposure from the D80 with the 50mm 1.4@f/9.0, 1/100th. SB-800 mounted on it's shoe stand in front of the vehicle and fired via commander mode. Editing done in PS CS3.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2191/1503455036_b38b18b139_o.jpg

Rooz
10-07-2007, 05:43 AM
snooted flash + fast shutter + dead flower

rawpaw18
10-07-2007, 05:54 AM
Great shots classic and rooz,

Thought rooz's flower was upside down til I flipped it:rolleyes:

K1W1
10-07-2007, 06:17 AM
Thought rooz's flower was upside down til I flipped it:rolleyes:

It's a southern hemisphere flower! Sheeesh, you northern types are sooo igrant sometimes. :):)

rawpaw18
10-07-2007, 06:35 AM
It's a southern hemisphere flower! Sheeesh, you northern types are sooo igrant sometimes. :):)

Don't make me come down there.

JB9903
10-07-2007, 06:51 AM
Looks like you're really using your camera! I like the bright colors in your shots. #1, the statue, is really a difficult subject in bright light. You did a good job exposing the dark statue. Although the sky is blown out, I don't think that could have been avoided while retaining the exposure on the statue. (Perhaps with a strong graduated filter.) Was the water really pink, as it appears on the right?

#2, the tower with the darker blue sky, looks to be perfectly exposed to me. The tower, the sky, and the trees all look good. #3 looks good too.

#4, with the flowers, is hard to really judge because the flowers are so small on my screen. It looks like your focus might have been off? The bright colors are nice, though.

I have a feeling we'll be seeing excellent shots from you :D


JB9903
Just opinions, you asked! Mine will be different from others, and I usually find out later that I am wrong, so take it for what it is worth.

Upper left, too much blown out, matrix may have been a better choice with fill flash for your subject.

Upper right, good exposure to me, composition is kind of tough to do with the tree line so high, but try and put your suject somewhere in the rule of thirds grid crossings.

Bottom left, Sky looks a little light here, maybe matrix instead of spot metering. Try and avoid things like street lights etc. when composing.

Bottom right, spot metering off the flower? Greens like to be underexposed about -2/3, the leafs look a little to bright here.

Thank you very much for your responses.

tori - The water was pink in the fountain shot. That shot was very difficult because the water was crashing down on the statue - I took about 15-20 and that was the best one.

I can't figure out how to post the larger photos like everyone else can. We're limited to 620 wide by 280 tall, but I had to go all the way down to 230 tall for the flower shot to get it under the required file size. Could this be because I have the camera set at the highest jpg setting?

rawpaw18 - I did use spot metering for the photos I decided to upload. I agree that matrix would have done a much better job. I'm still learning all of the capabilities of the D80. It was also very cloudy and overcast when the shots were taken. Do you have any suggestions as to how to get correct exposures when the sun is drowned out by the dark clouds?

K1W1
10-07-2007, 06:53 AM
Don't make me come down there.

If you do bring the lens!
(and make sure it's during Soccer season)

r3g
10-07-2007, 11:31 AM
If you do bring the lens!
(and make sure it's during Soccer season)



:eek: shoot-off!!!!!!!! :D

bobc4d
10-07-2007, 04:17 PM
here are some I took at Texas Rennaissance (sp) Festival today 7Oct07. it is a very cool place and takes an entire day to see most everything and most of the shows.
here are but a few.

The Dancers settings:
Focal Length: 70mm
1/500 sec - F/4.2
Sensitivity: ISO 500

the Joust settings:
Focal Length: 125mm
1/800 sec - F/5
Sensitivity: ISO 400

the gypsy dancers
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
1/500 sec - F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 640

K1W1
10-07-2007, 05:51 PM
I can't figure out how to post the larger photos like everyone else can. We're limited to 620 wide by 280 tall, but I had to go all the way down to 230 tall for the flower shot to get it under the required file size. Could this be because I have the camera set at the highest jpg setting?


Nothing to do with camera settings.
What you are doing is posting the pictures as attachments so they are limited in size because the actual file sits on the DC Resources Servers (right click on one of your photos and select properties).
The way around this is to post you photos on a web hosting site like Flickr (my favourite) or Photobucket or SmugMug or one of any number that are around. You then link to the photo rather than actually attaching the photo (right click on some of the photos, select properties and see what I mean).
To link to a file you just put URL of file with no spaces where you want the file to appear in your post or you select the little Insert image icon (the one that looks like a mountain with the sun above it) and paste the URL in the box that appears.
One more thing. Limit the size of the images that you post to no more than 1024 pixels wide. It's bad form to be wider unless you really have to because it causes people to have to scroll around to see the picture.

achuang
10-07-2007, 06:14 PM
Nothing to do with camera settings.
What you are doing is posting the pictures as attachments so they are limited in size because the actual file sits on the DC Resources Servers (right click on one of your photos and select properties).
The way around this is to post you photos on a web hosting site like Flickr (my favourite) or Photobucket or SmugMug or one of any number that are around. You then link to the photo rather than actually attaching the photo (right click on some of the photos, select properties and see what I mean).
To link to a file you just put URL of file with no spaces where you want the file to appear in your post or you select the little Insert image icon (the one that looks like a mountain with the sun above it) and paste the URL in the box that appears.
One more thing. Limit the size of the images that you post to no more than 1024 pixels wide. It's bad form to be wider unless you really have to because it causes people to have to scroll around to see the picture.

Thanks for that, I've always been attaching my photos. I finally got a flickr account so I can just link them from there.

TNB
10-07-2007, 06:55 PM
Nice shots--like the kitten, the car, of of course, the ladies. Although it would be too difficult to sneak in a camera to get some decent jousting shots at one of the local spots, I did manage to get in some motorcycle action last night.

D200 / 70-200 / No Flash / Handheld / Aperture Priority
ISO 1600 for most of my shots last night

http://image2-1.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ju13611.jpg

accord2003
10-07-2007, 07:22 PM
Hello.

I had a chance to borrow a wide angle lens and started to shoot raw. I made some adjustments in lightroom. Please comment. I am trying to figure if the temp adjustment is ok. I believe the 2nd photo is overexposed. I was trying to slow down the water.

thanks

1) Chair
1/125
F5.6
14mm
iso 200

2) waterfall
1/15
F16
24mm
iso200

XaiLo
10-07-2007, 09:26 PM
I'd say slightly over exposed and a tad on the warm side. Hope you don't mind I ran it through camera raw cooled the temperature, tint towards green, bumped the blacks, up on vibrance, down a couple on sat, up on green hue, in photoshop slight curves adjustment, added gradient, and a cooling photo filter.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/10_oct/fall.jpg

toriaj
10-07-2007, 09:30 PM
Accord2003, looks like you had fun with the lens! I'm jealous :D I want to try wide-angle too.

Looks like you were out on a bright cloudy day. Those make for hard times exposing the sky and the rest of the scene all in one shot. I think the white balance in the first shot looks pretty good, the second one might be a little bit red? You did a good job exposing the water, although the foliage does look a little overexposed. You might want to revisit the place later in the day. Just before and after sundown is my favorite time to shoot waterfalls. It's less contrasty, and less light, so you get nicer pictures :)

toriaj
10-08-2007, 12:09 AM
I'd like to add this image to the Dictionary of Image group on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_dictionary_of_image/pool/
I admire many of the shots in that group that use texture and other effects. This is my first attempt at texture and text (but not Orton.) Any suggestions before I add the photo to the group?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/231/1511806879_ee226140b9.jpg

--This is also my first time linking to the photo on Flickr instead of just resizing it. The Flickr page says that you should copy the HTML to link to the picture, so that the photo will link back to its photo page. But I couldn't get the HTML to work, just the regular URL. Is this post against Flickr rules? If so, how can I get the HTML to work?

Also, I notice that the EXIF is not embedded in the URL version. Would it be in the HTML version?

Prospero
10-08-2007, 01:26 AM
I'd like to add this image to the Dictionary of Image group on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_dictionary_of_image/pool/
I admire many of the shots in that group that use texture and other effects. This is my first attempt at texture and text (but not Orton.) Any suggestions before I add the photo to the group?

--This is also my first time linking to the photo on Flickr instead of just resizing it. The Flickr page says that you should copy the HTML to link to the picture, so that the photo will link back to its photo page. But I couldn't get the HTML to work, just the regular URL. Is this post against Flickr rules? If so, how can I get the HTML to work?

Also, I notice that the EXIF is not embedded in the URL version. Would it be in the HTML version?

Nice shot. The texture works very well here. Beautiful colours and exposure.
One thing I might change though is the position of the words. I would put them more to the left side so that they do not cover the words too much.

Posting like this is against the flickr rules. However, everyone does it this way. It is possible to post it in such a way that it links back to the photo's page on flickr. For that, you need to add the image, select it, and click the insert link button. You can then copy/paste the url of the image here.

If you think this takes too much time (I do :) ), you can also give a link to your photostream in your signature - that should be good enough - or assume they never check it anyway...

toriaj
10-08-2007, 01:46 AM
Thanks, Dennis! I'll look at moving the words more to the left.
Here's a trial of the "approved" way to link to pics ... I don't think I ever posted this shot to DCRP ...

50mm, 1/90 sec., f/4.8, ISO 200
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7297122@N07/1398725697/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1398725697_1404f59cf3.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Warm 0732" /></a> (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1398725697_1404f59cf3.jpg)

edit: the picture doesn't show up, but clicking it opens just the image in a new window. I must have done something wrong. Can you give me more detailed directions? Not that I have to do it Flickr's way, I don't think they're checking :rolleyes: but I'd just like to know how to do it.

achuang
10-08-2007, 01:59 AM
I'd like to know how to do this also, as I haven't linked an image before. Btw nice image toriaj, really nice texture to it. I'm referring to your waterfall pic. But beautiful sunflowers too.

toriaj
10-08-2007, 02:01 AM
It does work, it's just not the "Flickr Approved Method" :D That's not the URL, that's the HTML. If I use the URL, which is http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1398725697_1404f59cf3.jpg it does show up, but it doesn't link back to the Flickr image page, which is the way Flickr wants us to do it. Not a big deal, but I do want to figure out how to do it "their way" if I want to. :)

Prospero
10-08-2007, 02:17 AM
[*URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7297122@N07/1398725697/"] [*IMG]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1398725697_1404f59cf3.jpg[/IMG] [/url]

This is what the code is supposed to look like. You have to remove the stars from the tags; I inserted those because otherwise the code would be the image.

The link to the actual image is green (between the IMG tags) and the link to the flickr pages is in blue (between the URL tags). Where you would normally type the name of the site you link to, you now have inserted the image, and thus the image links to the flickr website like in the flickr aproved method.

It will look like this:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1398725697_1404f59cf3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7297122@N07/1398725697/)

By the way, did you know you can change the URL of your photostream? You now can access your photostream with the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/7297122@N07/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7297122@N07/) but you can also change that to http://www.flickr.com/photos/toriaj/, which makes it easier for people to access.

GabOrcinus
10-08-2007, 02:35 AM
Toriaj, the code should look like this:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1398725697_1404f59cf3.jpg
But without the ()'s

Inside (url="") tag goes the link to the photo page and inside the (img) tag goes the image link. Hope this helps.

Edit: Looks like Prospero beat me to it. :p

toriaj
10-08-2007, 02:57 AM
Wow, thanks to you both! That makes it perfectly clear. I tried it on another thread: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=256628&postcount=426
and you're right, it took a lot of work!

And no, I didn't know I could change the URL of my photostream. Thanks for the tip, Dennis!
GabOrcinus, how do you get yours to link directly from the word "flickr" in your signature, instead of the whole address?

achuang
10-08-2007, 03:15 AM
Wow, thanks to you both! That makes it perfectly clear. I tried it on another thread: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=256628&postcount=426
and you're right, it took a lot of work!

And no, I didn't know I could change the URL of my photostream. Thanks for the tip, Dennis!
GabOrcinus, how do you get yours to link directly from the word "flickr" in your signature, instead of the whole address?

I thought I could answer your question since GabOrcinus isn't online. If I remember what I did, all you have to do is type in flickr, highlight it then click on the insert link button (below the smiley face) and copy in your flickr page URL and that should be it.

toriaj
10-08-2007, 03:18 AM
It worked! Thanks, achuang!

Thanks for all my tech support, I really appreciate it and I'm sure the thread viewers are sick of it. Now for some more awesome pics! :)

achuang
10-08-2007, 03:30 AM
No problem Toriaj, I don't know that much about all this tech stuff. Thanks to Gab and Dennis for showing how to link from flickr. I don't know if I'll do it that way, seems a bit too much trouble. Happy shooting.

K1W1
10-08-2007, 04:46 AM
If Flickr want to start suing people for not correctly linking then I will be about number 3,000,000 on their list and you newer guys will be about number 17,000,000 so I'm not losing any sleep over the issue.

K1W1
10-08-2007, 05:00 AM
Back on topic

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1254/1488882995_10d21989a9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve)

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

Edit: I've been meaning to try this for ages but the discussion about Flickr linking finally prompted me. Click on the elephant.

accord2003
10-08-2007, 08:28 AM
[QUOTE=XaiLo;256557]I'd say slightly over exposed and a tad on the warm side. Hope you don't mind I ran it through camera raw cooled the temperature, tint towards green, bumped the blacks, up on vibrance, down a couple on sat, up on green hue, in photoshop slight curves adjustment, added gradient, and a cooling photo filter.

Thanks Xailo. This is exactly what I am looking for. Although, I wouldn't know how to do all that in photoshop :) but I understand about half of that. I am going to try to process the picture with your comments in mind.

accord2003
10-08-2007, 08:32 AM
Accord2003, looks like you had fun with the lens! I'm jealous :D I want to try wide-angle too.

Looks like you were out on a bright cloudy day. Those make for hard times exposing the sky and the rest of the scene all in one shot. I think the white balance in the first shot looks pretty good, the second one might be a little bit red? You did a good job exposing the water, although the foliage does look a little overexposed. You might want to revisit the place later in the day. Just before and after sundown is my favorite time to shoot waterfalls. It's less contrasty, and less light, so you get nicer pictures :)

Hello Toriaj. Yes it was fun with the wide angle. I was going to purchase the sigma 18-50 F2.8 HSM. Now, the other side is telling me to get to sigma 10-20. argg.

Unfortunately I was only there on a business trip. therefore, I had only a few hours. It was in the middle of the day. I appreciate your comments. I am going back in a few weeks. I will try what you said in mind. Now, I just have to borrow the lens again :)

jtmiller5
10-08-2007, 08:49 AM
@ K1W1:
great photo! I really like the color and detail of the elephant.

Snapped this downtown last weekend:
http://i22.tinypic.com/28wclf9.jpg

r3g
10-08-2007, 12:56 PM
Cuz thats safe. :p lol jk, I like the perspective jtmiller5. Would be cooler with more motion blur for a cool tunnel vision effect imo :].

XaiLo
10-08-2007, 01:31 PM
accord2003, what version of Photoshop are you using?

K1W1, like the eli.

jtmiller5, nice job on post.

XaiLo
10-08-2007, 05:25 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/10_oct/din.jpg

ScottC219
10-08-2007, 06:27 PM
My 5 month old pug enjoying a visit to Central Park.

D50
48mm
F/5.6
1/60

accord2003
10-08-2007, 07:14 PM
accord2003, what version of Photoshop are you using?

K1W1, like the eli.

jtmiller5, nice job on post.

Hello Xailo. I am currently using lightroom and CS3. I am using lightroom most of the time. thanks!

jtmiller5
10-08-2007, 08:10 PM
Cuz thats safe. :p lol jk, I like the perspective jtmiller5. Would be cooler with more motion blur for a cool tunnel vision effect imo :].

Thanks for the feedback. :)

bobc4d
10-08-2007, 08:29 PM
a couple more from Texas Rennaissance Festival.
the first two are some of the more amazing costumes around and the last one is called "Cast in Bronze". it is a 35 bell, 4 ton carillon and the only transportable carillon in the US. The carillon originated in the Netherlands in 1490, this one was cast in 1980. it is amazing to listen to.

the first picture:
Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 135mm
1/400 sec - F/5
Sensitivity: ISO 800

the second picture:
Focal Length: 55mm
1/640 sec - F/4
Sensitivity: ISO 400

the last picture:
Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
1/500 sec - F/4
Sensitivity: ISO 450

rawpaw18
10-09-2007, 04:14 AM
Richard,

Nice Pachyderm, Sharp.

That lens you got is truly a bargain!

K1W1
10-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Any guesses?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/423811305_ba50b3ddfb_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 86 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Sigma 70-300 DG APO

hankbeblazin
10-09-2007, 06:03 PM
camera? maybe?

dxrocnxj
10-09-2007, 07:32 PM
security camera.

K1W1
10-09-2007, 08:05 PM
Yes you are both correct.
It's actually the pit camera above the entrance to the Ferrari pit at the Melbourne F1 GP.
For some reason it's one of the most viewed photos on my Flickr site. I'm not sure whether it's just interesting photo or just a commentary on how boring the others are. :confused:

TNB
10-09-2007, 08:36 PM
Another one of my latest high ISO shots....

http://image2-1.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Up47861.jpg

Esoterra
10-09-2007, 09:26 PM
http://image2-1.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Up47861.jpg

Looks like the biker is going to drive right out of the picture.

Rooz
10-10-2007, 03:31 AM
your panning technique and ability to catch super fast stuff in action just never ceases to amaze me.

tim11
10-10-2007, 05:05 AM
An Aussie native plant...
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/n71005002nx.jpg

A lady bug (it changed my composition)...
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/n71005004nx.jpg

Rooz
10-10-2007, 06:02 AM
why you need 50mm f1.8.

tim11
10-10-2007, 06:07 AM
That's a nice one Rooz. The pupil details are all there. Before reading the title I was going to ask 'what lens?'.
Somewhere down the track I will get the 50 mm F1/4. I like shoot photos of the kids inside the house so it will be very handy.

dxrocnxj
10-10-2007, 08:54 AM
why you need 50mm f1.8.

i wanna pick one up even though it wont af on my d40, is it worth it anyway?

jtmiller5
10-10-2007, 09:13 AM
Great photo Rooz.

Everyone does need the 50mm 1.8. :)

hankbeblazin
10-10-2007, 09:16 AM
i wanna pick one up even though it wont af on my d40, is it worth it anyway?


its definately worth it. after a while you figure out how to focus it pretty fast with manual focus. i use it for concerts, check out my flickrpage the first 10-15 pictures are with the 50mm f/1.8

heres an example

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/1507799089_8452405e45_b.jpg

TNB
10-10-2007, 11:23 AM
Looks like the biker is going to drive right out of the picture.
He did! ;)


your panning technique and ability to catch super fast stuff in action just never ceases to amaze me.
Thanks. I just practice and practice. This weekend I may shoot some quarter-scale R/C for practice, but after that it is "golf and party" photos.

Aldor88
10-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Was gonna post a picture but instead i'll have to ask, how do i paste pictures on this forums, cant get it to work with the thingy.

dxrocnxj
10-10-2007, 02:55 PM
concerning the 50mm, there was only one model of this lens correct?
on ebay i see plenty of deals WITH a film nikon body, so im assuming it'd make sense to do that since i dont have a film body and i ca use that lens on both cameras.

Rooz
10-10-2007, 03:21 PM
concerning the 50mm, there was only one model of this lens correct?
on ebay i see plenty of deals WITH a film nikon body, so im assuming it'd make sense to do that since i dont have a film body and i ca use that lens on both cameras.

no, there are a few variations. try and grab the newer af-d ones if you can as opposed to an af-i version. there are also the f1.4 and f1.8 versions.

if you take portrait shots its definately worth it. portraits can easily be done using MF anyway. your AF point will highlight once you have it in focus so its pretty easy to use even in MF.

r3g
10-10-2007, 04:22 PM
Its not too often I get a decent sunset by my house.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/1536043043_4d8fab3721_o.jpg

dxrocnxj
10-10-2007, 04:28 PM
no, there are a few variations. try and grab the newer af-d ones if you can as opposed to an af-i version. there are also the f1.4 and f1.8 versions.

if you take portrait shots its definately worth it. portraits can easily be done using MF anyway. your AF point will highlight once you have it in focus so its pretty easy to use even in MF.

sweet!
does that go for all af-d?

K1W1
10-10-2007, 04:36 PM
Was gonna post a picture but instead i'll have to ask, how do i paste pictures on this forums, cant get it to work with the thingy.

Click on the "Insert Image" icon and paste the URL for one image in the box that appears.
There was a thread about it a week or so ago.

Aldor88
10-10-2007, 05:01 PM
I did it right just had the wrong URL last time, anyway.....

Just got my D40 and had to photograph something but it was raining outside so then i found this little bugger.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/1534497445_93712fa7f4_b.jpg

For all you LOTR fans out there :).

tim11
10-10-2007, 06:22 PM
More DOF will make Gollum perfect.

rawpaw18
10-11-2007, 04:32 AM
Looks more like Smeagol to me:rolleyes:, LOTR fan here.

r3g
10-11-2007, 10:56 AM
Your both wrong, it looks more like Paris Hilton will in 20 years.. :p

hankbeblazin
10-11-2007, 12:51 PM
Your both wrong, it looks more like Paris Hilton will in 20 years.. :p

now thats good stuff

simpledrive
10-11-2007, 11:32 PM
http://i23.tinypic.com/28mpyso.jpg
Boredom at night.

D40x
55-200MM

hankbeblazin
10-11-2007, 11:37 PM
my cat

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/1549162128_1f9d482d56_b.jpg

achuang
10-11-2007, 11:50 PM
I took this photo of my cousin's dog while I was house sitting for them.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/1548712908_a6bc69b9b1_o.jpg

Rooz
10-12-2007, 03:21 AM
great shot. love the perspective and B&W treatment.

K1W1
10-12-2007, 03:55 AM
That's a neat pic.

Viky
10-12-2007, 06:02 AM
I took this photo of my cousin's dog while I was house sitting for them.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/1548712908_a6bc69b9b1_o.jpg


Nice shot!

Lol, at first glance it looked like someone had broken off the dog's head and placed it on the rug:eek::eek:

K1W1
10-12-2007, 06:58 AM
Valentino Rossi at the office today.
Around 300kph down the main straight at Phillip Island

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2310/1552331894_d202af3bc3_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 125 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

Aldor88
10-12-2007, 08:20 AM
To the above poster: Nice office, nice pic aswell :).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/1551893273_0093326dd2.jpg
Autumn here :(

Esoterra
10-12-2007, 09:29 AM
Valentino Rossi at the office today.
Around 300kph down the main straight at Phillip Island

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2310/1552331894_d202af3bc3_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 125 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

Nice Shot Richard!

r3g
10-12-2007, 01:48 PM
Everytime I see someone post a MotoGP shot I cry a little inside... :(

rawpaw18
10-12-2007, 03:23 PM
Very nice K-man, I will say it again, that lens is a steal.

achuang
10-12-2007, 05:27 PM
Thanks Rooz, K1W1 and Viky. I had to try a couple times for him to be looking at the camera. I don't think the owners would be very happy if I'd taken his head off and put it on the carpet. Great shot K1W1, how were you able to get so close that you could shoot at 125mm? I wish I could produce shots like that out of my 55-200 VR.

K1W1
10-12-2007, 07:12 PM
TGreat shot K1W1, how were you able to get so close that you could shoot at 125mm?

Buy over a million dollars a year of product from a supplier and then they offer you a seat in their corporate area over the pits. :):)

Rooz
10-12-2007, 08:05 PM
kiwi and aldor, great pics !

photodawg
10-13-2007, 12:10 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0408.jpg

Flash used: No
Focal length: 38.0mm (35mm equivalent: 57mm)
Exposure time: 0.025 s (1/40)
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO equiv.: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Light Source: Fine weather
Metering Mode: center weight
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

Viky
10-13-2007, 02:03 AM
Valentino Rossi at the office today.
Around 300kph down the main straight at Phillip Island


Wow! A panning shot at 1/500:eek::eek: THAT gives you the idea of the Speed!

Very nice capture!

dxrocnxj
10-13-2007, 03:04 PM
alexander kasser theater at montclair state university, upper montclair, new jersey.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Theater/DSC_0030.jpg

TNB
10-14-2007, 03:44 AM
I took a few toy car photos today--here's a sample from a sequence of several.

http://image2-8.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Rq55018.jpg

rawpaw18
10-14-2007, 03:18 PM
Nobody told me there were going to be babes here!
Love at first sight, at a recent wedding.

29808

fionndruinne
10-14-2007, 04:02 PM
I posted this one a little while ago, but this is a B&W conversion, which I angled to what I think is a more visually pleasing orientation, with the white stripe further to the edge and straighter. Input?

29813

K1W1
10-14-2007, 05:36 PM
Does anybody know anything about Military planes?
Why the smoke? I didn't even notice it under I looked at the pictures later.
This is one of two FA-18's having a practice run over the Moto GP on Friday.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/1564606201_5211db7eec_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 175 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Classic96
10-14-2007, 06:23 PM
Went to a few car shows this weekend. This is a very well done 73 Dodge Charger.

Shot with D80 and 18-135mm @ 24mm
Exposure 1/100
f/9.0
ISO 100
SB-800 fired off camera through passenger door via commander

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/1570046610_7a81c150c0_o.jpg

Aldor88
10-14-2007, 06:25 PM
Why the smoke? The poilot's getting high!

See what i did there? :p

Nice picture, not an easy subject to shoot.

TNB
10-14-2007, 08:30 PM
Went to the fair for a short while today and decided to capture some "water in motion" as well.

D200 w/70-200
1/250s at f/11
Aperture Priority
ISO 250

http://www.tnbproductions.com/SPRF-WIM.jpg

photodawg
10-14-2007, 09:56 PM
Went to a few car shows this weekend. This is a very well done 73 Dodge Charger.

Shot with D80 and 18-135mm @ 24mm
Exposure 1/100
f/9.0
ISO 100
SB-800 fired off camera through passenger door via commander

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not a fan of tweed but it is very tastfully done. thanks for the tip using a secondary flash to get the interior shots to come out right I was having that problem at the car show i went to last weekend

photodawg
10-14-2007, 09:58 PM
the smoke is call chafe its a anti missle defence mechinism. it fools the incoming missles that the chafe is the plane and not the plane

Classic96
10-14-2007, 10:09 PM
not a fan of tweed but it is very tastfully done. thanks for the tip using a secondary flash to get the interior shots to come out right I was having that problem at the car show i went to last weekend

Looking back I should have used the on board flash some for a fill on the drivers side, but I had it set to --. Something like 1/64th would have helped a lot.

Does the d40 have wireless commander? If not you will likely have to set the flash to SU-4 (assuming it's a SB-800) and let it trigger off the stock flash.

erichlund
10-15-2007, 08:47 AM
Does anybody know anything about Military planes?
Why the smoke? I didn't even notice it under I looked at the pictures later.
This is one of two FA-18's having a practice run over the Moto GP on Friday.

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Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 175 mm
ISO Speed: 400

It's not smoke, it's clouds (literally). It's condensation. The aircraft is going at transonic speed and there's enough compression at certain points on the airframe that it condenses the moisture out of the air.

K1W1
10-15-2007, 04:36 PM
It's not smoke, it's clouds (literally). It's condensation. The aircraft is going at transonic speed and there's enough compression at certain points on the airframe that it condenses the moisture out of the air.

Thanks. I suspected it was something like that.

swpars
10-15-2007, 09:15 PM
Foggy Seattle

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K1W1
10-16-2007, 04:43 AM
Trying to pan at 1/320 sec

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Not panning at 1/200 sec

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Rooz
10-16-2007, 05:47 AM
Trying to pan at 1/320 sec



Not panning at 1/200 sec

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thats a nice shot.