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Aldor88
10-16-2007, 09:36 AM
Took a walk around the beach, the weather was not the best but i think this one turned out alright
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/1582921057_a6c3e20d54_b.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-16-2007, 09:17 PM
thats a great picture though under the circumstances!

heres one i took at a birthday party i had to shoot. i know i keep putting up portraits but this one is really good i like it alot
he just got finished with cake haha

pretty good for ISO 800

Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/1582694648_42a1c3abbd_b.jpg

fionndruinne
10-17-2007, 12:55 AM
Bandon beach. This was part of a sandbank which some high water tossed a ways up the beach. H&S combination from a single raw file in Photomatix.

29924

rawpaw18
10-17-2007, 04:09 AM
Nice shots from you D40 shooters


Took a walk around the beach, the weather was not the best but i think this one turned out alright


A little PP and you can change the weather, oops looks like I made the rocks too orange.

29935.

Rooz
10-17-2007, 04:37 AM
heres one i took at a birthday party i had to shoot. i know i keep putting up portraits but this one is really good i like it alot.

outstanding.

Aldor88
10-17-2007, 07:15 AM
A little PP and you can change the weather, oops looks like I made the rocks too orange.

Yea i tried that as well but the rocks wouldn't work with me so i gave up :)

Nice portrait Hankbeblazin, i like how he's all dirty around the mouth.

r3g
10-17-2007, 12:55 PM
My buddy again

92mm , 1/20sec , f/2.8 , ISO800
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2408/1602220179_ea42d5025f_o.jpg

Saleh
10-17-2007, 03:24 PM
some pictures of OMAN

Saleh
10-17-2007, 03:31 PM
Sand Dunes with Sigma 10-20mm really guys i like this lens:)

photodawg
10-17-2007, 05:58 PM
a view from my porch
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0433.jpg

no post prossessing all in camera

Flash used: No
Focal length: 42.0mm (35mm equivalent: 63mm)
Exposure time: 0.020 s (1/50)
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO equiv.: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Light Source: Fine weather
Metering Mode: center weight
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

TNB
10-17-2007, 08:18 PM
Nice pond. Can you run any R/C boats in it or would it get bombed by golf balls? ;)

By the way, you spelled "magazine" incorrectly.


Freelance photographer
www.built2railmagizine.com

Aldor88
10-17-2007, 08:43 PM
a view from my porch You live by a gold course? :eek:
Nice picture but i think it could do with some sharpening in PP, i can't be sure tho as i've been awake 20 hours straight and my eyes are tired.

photodawg
10-17-2007, 11:22 PM
thanks TNB spelling was never my strong point
and aldor88, thanks man I know how staying up for over a day streight is on the body

you are correct a little tweaking in PS or NX would help it out
but Im still a noob when it comes to those programs

Rooz
10-18-2007, 06:49 AM
pretty shithouse framing but the moment was nice and the softbox's worked a treat for the lighting. God Bless strobist.blogspot. :)

XaiLo
10-18-2007, 07:45 AM
Hey Rooz, I can't wait til your son whips out a D3000 and a flash ring and says "take that dad! how do you like a light going off on you all the time now?"

lmao of course :D and I bet mum funds it. lol

btw: frame is ok, good capture! :)

erichlund
10-18-2007, 08:08 AM
Let me see if I get this. You think it's bad framing because you cut off your wife's head, her arm, legs, etc. The thing is, this is some of the best framing I've seen on this site. You have distilled the image down to the essential points.

This is not a portrait, it's a candid, and a candid is about the relationship of the subject to its environment. The book is the prop that gives the characters a focus point. The subject is not the mother or the son, but the relationship between mother and son.

So, what you have actually done is filled the frame with that relationship. Rather than being an example of a poor photo of a good subject, I think you have a potential award winner here. It would be interesting to see how this photo does in a photo contest.

e_dawg
10-18-2007, 08:19 AM
Framing looks great Rooz.

I did the same thing here:

EDIT: Figured out how to embed an image from Picasa...

http://lh5.google.com/public6028/RxdqkvVHLJI/AAAAAAAAAHA/DKzLLTAUV30/s800/DH_volley_1.jpg

http://picasaweb.google.com/public6028/USOpenNY07/photo#5122680280570080402

jtmiller5
10-18-2007, 10:37 AM
Autumn Leaves
http://i22.tinypic.com/sqh2rl.jpg

Geoff Chandler
10-18-2007, 01:18 PM
Framing looks great Rooz.

I did the same thing here:

EDIT: Figured out how to embed an image from Picasa...

http://lh5.google.com/public6028/RxdqkvVHLJI/AAAAAAAAAHA/DKzLLTAUV30/s800/DH_volley_1.jpg

http://picasaweb.google.com/public6028/USOpenNY07/photo#5122680280570080402

Excellent timing - superb shot - all the elements are right - split second timing with the ball - shutter speed - she's looking at the ball - composition...
Did you take a multiple shot and choose the best - or was it one lucky shot??

Rooz
10-18-2007, 04:01 PM
Let me see if I get this. You think it's bad framing because you cut off your wife's head, her arm, legs, etc. The thing is, this is some of the best framing I've seen on this site. You have distilled the image down to the essential points.

thanks for the comments guys. :)

i;m not worried about chopping her head, (so to speak :p), i do that alot to get tight crops for exactly the reason you gave. but there was a fair bit of dead space to the left of the frame that i cropped. if i'd taken a step or 2 to the left it would have been a more evenly balanced shot.

lol X...he's become immune to flash now. soft boxes and off cam flash does make it much easier though cos it's not in their faces. kinda like a wild animal becomes domesticated ! he's also made me a fair amount of money recently. i don;t know if you remember the "boy and his bear" shot ? thats going to pay for d300, good that he's paying his way at such a young age....get em early mate !!!! :D

K1W1
10-18-2007, 04:09 PM
I assume that as his personal manager you will be on, what 70% of his income from photographic royalties? :)

Rooz
10-18-2007, 04:23 PM
his daycare centre should get a cut in all honesty. i take all of the owners and managers photos for free, (i even print and frame for nothing aswell as goodwill), cos their "photo story board" has been an unbelievable earner. lots of parents with little kids that want a photo "just like that one". i don;t know why the heck i never thought of it before. i get a call for every "event" they have there now. take my laptop and the 70-200 and set up a "stall" ! lmao who said babies have to cost you money ? :D

fionndruinne
10-18-2007, 04:24 PM
Rooz, that sounds like a darn fine deal there. Good going!

e_dawg
10-18-2007, 08:32 PM
A steady stream of money and respect? That's sweet, Rooz. Keep doin' what you're doin'!

bobc4d
10-18-2007, 08:41 PM
Bandon beach. This was part of a sandbank which some high water tossed a ways up the beach. H&S combination from a single raw file in Photomatix.

29924


neat picture, I see a back side view of a Lab's head carved in the sand, but then I've been drinking too. :)

e_dawg
10-18-2007, 08:46 PM
Excellent timing - superb shot - all the elements are right - split second timing with the ball - shutter speed - she's looking at the ball - composition...
Did you take a multiple shot and choose the best - or was it one lucky shot??

Admittedly, the original shot was not composed like that. I didn't have enough focal length for that. The composition was from cropping:

http://lh5.google.com/public6028/RxgfCfVHLKI/AAAAAAAAAH8/90dWbrKY9Ew/s800/DSC_1101.JPG

As for the timing, I guess I got lucky, although I was able to pick up the rhythm and timing of the shots pretty good. At one point, I captured 2 serves in a row with the ball on the strings. Millisecond timing, man.

I tried multiple shots using continuous drive at the beginning of the match for about 5 minutes, but found that the D40's 2.5 fps was useless. So, it was single shot drive and non-servo AF the rest of the way with precise timing. Center AF point only, focus, finger half-pressed on the shutter, track/pan, recompose and shoot. As for the technical elements besides shutter speed, I did some post-processing to manage contrast, exposure, NR, and USM.

I pressed the shutter maybe 200 times that day over 3 matches, deleted the shots that were clearly out of focus / improperly exposed / timing way off on the fly, and was left with about 110. I've only started to post-process them. Of the first 20 some odd that I've processed / edited, this is my favourite. One of a handful of true keepers out of the 110, I'm sure.

TNB
10-18-2007, 09:27 PM
thanks TNB spelling was never my strong point
Normally, I wouldn't have bothered to point it out but the link in your signature doesn't work unless the spelling is corrected. ;)

swpars
10-18-2007, 09:33 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/1625362139_0d80ffc4f0_b.jpg

Flying into a 40 knot wind.

Seattle fall windstorm (earlier this evening).

K1W1
10-18-2007, 10:26 PM
Great capture.
Love the feeling of the photo.

simpledrive
10-18-2007, 11:10 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/1625362139_0d80ffc4f0_b.jpg

Flying into a 40 knot wind.

Seattle fall windstorm (earlier this evening).

Absolutely Beautiful.

Small panoramic today:

http://i23.tinypic.com/20066wg.png

swpars
10-18-2007, 11:39 PM
Great panorama work!

What city is that?

simpledrive
10-18-2007, 11:44 PM
Skyline Park, Signal Hill thanks ^_^

T06
10-19-2007, 01:27 AM
He just played with the field, five to go & his pit crew put slow down on his lap board.

Aldor88
10-19-2007, 04:13 AM
A picture over some art at the local skatepark.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/1632758852_7a5515661e_b.jpg

Rooz
10-19-2007, 04:45 AM
GREAT shot aldor. love the vivid colour.

Geoff Chandler
10-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Admittedly, the original shot was not composed like that. I didn't have enough focal length for that. The composition was from cropping:

http://lh5.google.com/public6028/RxgfCfVHLKI/AAAAAAAAAH8/90dWbrKY9Ew/s800/DSC_1101.JPG

As for the timing, I guess I got lucky, although I was able to pick up the rhythm and timing of the shots pretty good. At one point, I captured 2 serves in a row with the ball on the strings. Millisecond timing, man.

I tried multiple shots using continuous drive at the beginning of the match for about 5 minutes, but found that the D40's 2.5 fps was useless. So, it was single shot drive and non-servo AF the rest of the way with precise timing. Center AF point only, focus, finger half-pressed on the shutter, track/pan, recompose and shoot. As for the technical elements besides shutter speed, I did some post-processing to manage contrast, exposure, NR, and USM.

I pressed the shutter maybe 200 times that day over 3 matches, deleted the shots that were clearly out of focus / improperly exposed / timing way off on the fly, and was left with about 110. I've only started to post-process them. Of the first 20 some odd that I've processed / edited, this is my favourite. One of a handful of true keepers out of the 110, I'm sure.

I think I might have cropped it with her to the R/H side
I am attaching a (poor) crop - I am at work and only have Paint to hand - so
I am unable to tweak the pic in any way - but just for the purpose of illustration I have attached it anyway.

Geoff Chandler
10-19-2007, 12:21 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/1625362139_0d80ffc4f0_b.jpg

Flying into a 40 knot wind.

Seattle fall windstorm (earlier this evening).
Love this scene - nicely captuered - the blue colour makes it really feel cold too

Aldor88
10-19-2007, 12:51 PM
GREAT shot aldor. love the vivid colour. Thanks Rooz, i was very pleased with the colour's aswell.

davew
10-19-2007, 01:39 PM
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/data/783/dave_swing.jpg

K1W1
10-19-2007, 04:13 PM
Nice but I would have cropped the building out of the bottom.

e_dawg
10-19-2007, 06:06 PM
I think I might have cropped it with her to the R/H side
I am attaching a (poor) crop - I am at work and only have Paint to hand - so
I am unable to tweak the pic in any way - but just for the purpose of illustration I have attached it anyway.

Hmm... yes, I think i should have had her on the right a bit more... I prefer the tightness in my crop overall, though.

LR Max
10-19-2007, 08:11 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/1644981644_b4f2ab7843.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO: 200
SB-800 off camera to camera right and up. Shot through a warming filter at truck.

Rooz
10-19-2007, 08:19 PM
awesome shot dave. it's one of my favourite shots i've seen in a long time actually. i agree with kiwi, a good crop will remove any distractions. i hope you have the original file of this cos i reckon it would make an excellent large canvas to hang on the wall.

LR wow...fantastic.

Rooz
10-19-2007, 08:25 PM
I saved this fellow from a spider web and he didn;t even have the courtesy to hang around and pose for a few photos. i only managed to get this one.

sigma 150mm
f13
iso1600
1/200s
spot meter

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2046/1644319273_7fc39cfa66_o.jpg

truflip
10-19-2007, 09:06 PM
took one out for a test drive a while back..
D40 with 18-135mm

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/1496199979_bdcce9a944_b.jpg

Stoller
10-19-2007, 10:46 PM
D200
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
1/125, f11, ISO 200 @70mm
remote SB600 bounce off umbrella overhead left EV +1
remote SB600 bounce off umbrella right EV 0
remote SB800 defused 1ft left of camera EV 0
All triggered wireless by D200, I love Nikon creative lighting. My Photoflood lamp stands converted easliy to accept speed lights. I will never go back to the heat of floods...
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT_3724.jpg

K1W1
10-19-2007, 11:27 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/1644981644_b4f2ab7843.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO: 200
SB-800 off camera to camera right and up. Shot through a warming filter at truck.

I wish you would stop posting pictures of that Landie. I get a twitch in the wallet for a new toy every time I see it. :):)

Saleh
10-20-2007, 12:47 AM
TOYOTA it is the best :D

Geoff Chandler
10-20-2007, 07:11 AM
I saved this fellow from a spider web and he didn;t even have the courtesy to hang around and pose for a few photos. i only managed to get this one.

sigma 150mm
f13
iso1600
1/200s
spot meter

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2046/1644319273_7fc39cfa66_o.jpg
Brilliant pic anyway Rooz - a real 'nature' shot what with it (him/her?) still covered in bits of web.
Excellent exposure etc ~ you wouldn't think it was ISO1600 !! - Nikon are so close to Canon these
days in the lack of grain at high ISO. - Also - I must try the spot and centre weighted for a bit -
your results are awesome -
But never mind the equipment - you nailed that shot! - well done. ! :D

Geoff Chandler
10-20-2007, 07:14 AM
D200
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
1/125, f11, ISO 200 @70mm
remote SB600 bounce off umbrella overhead left EV +1
remote SB600 bounce off umbrella right EV 0
remote SB800 defused 1ft left of camera EV 0
All triggered wireless by D200, I love Nikon creative lighting. My Photoflood lamp stands converted easliy to accept speed lights. I will never go back to the heat of floods...
Stoller - that is an excellent portrait, lovely lighting too - well done.

Geoff Chandler
10-20-2007, 07:16 AM
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/data/783/dave_swing.jpg
This swing shot is great! Sorry to comment so late :rolleyes: - just catching up a little.
If you have the orig - I would crop & clone so there is only sku in the shot for best effect - just my 2p worth

simpledrive
10-20-2007, 08:52 AM
TOYOTA it is the best :D

I'm loving it. <3 my Toyota Highlander also ^_^

Messing around with shutter last night:

http://i21.tinypic.com/2v30zlz.png

hankbeblazin
10-20-2007, 09:29 PM
i like that did he do that with a light or was that photoshopped?

Rooz
10-21-2007, 06:27 AM
been a while since i posted a moon shot.

Gintaras
10-21-2007, 10:39 AM
Great images Nikonians.

Aldor, I love your Graffiti image, pity I see very so-so in my place, no Graffiti to photograph that would look nice.

Rooz, how that bug is called? Lovely.

Saleh, do not confuse a modern Toyota with Classic of all time. I wish I could afford one in addition to my modern drive. My dealer sells them brand new for 38K if I am not mistaken, while Range Rover Super Charged costs 120K so that Classic is not overly expensive.

LR Max
10-21-2007, 11:34 AM
Went out yesterday to field test my new sigma 24-70 f/2.8. Jury is still out...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2314/1662016901_a5c20dc2b9.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 36 mm
ISO: 400

Gintaras
10-21-2007, 12:47 PM
Max, where you borrow all those monsters? simply lovely both image and car.

LR Max
10-21-2007, 02:04 PM
I don't actually "borrow" the vehicles. Usually we all just meet up at our favorite local spot (a private park). A lot of those guys are out there almost every weekend.

On top of that, a lot of other images I get while working (I work for CRAWL Magazine, an off road magazine). So as you can imagine, I take a couple of off roading pictures.

Pictured before, the old Land Rover, that is my personal vehicle.

LR Max
10-21-2007, 02:29 PM
A slight departure (and by "slight" I mean, "a lot") from what I've been producing lately.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2309/1677144479_892f3376b6.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Lense: Nikkor 60mm macro
F-stop: 14
Shutter: 1/400th
ISO: 200

It was devoured shortly after this photo was taken :D

Gintaras
10-21-2007, 03:00 PM
Max, i did not mean an offense by saying "borrow". i was just wondering if ... speaking of you car if i am not mistaken this is called Defender Land Rover model, rather old car but still one of best off-roads, i see it at my dealer (U know LR still makes them anew and sells them for 30K+).

LR Max
10-21-2007, 03:55 PM
No offense. I just wanted to make sure peoples didn't think I was driving around in other peoples vehicles (however, when presented the oppurunity, I usually take it :D).

My old POS is a Land Rover Series 3 109. Its the 3rd generation of land rovers (the first being the Series 1, as you can imagine) and the "109" indicates that it is a long wheelbase model (the vehicle is long compared to the 88 model, which is short).

Off road, it holds its own. Since its the long wheelbase model, it has a lot more trouble than the shorter vehicles. One thing that it is, DURABLE. That stupid truck can take hits and keep going. Short of the engine falling out the bottom, it can keep going. I will say, the newer defenders are more off road worthy. They've got a better powerplant and better suspension.

TNB
10-21-2007, 05:56 PM
(I work for CRAWL Magazine, an off road magazine). So as you can imagine, I take a couple of off roading pictures.
Are you shooting SEMA? I'll be there with a Nikon in hand.

LR Max
10-21-2007, 06:30 PM
Are you shooting SEMA? I'll be there with a Nikon in hand.

No, I won't be there unfortunately. I wish I was, though. SEMA is awesomes.

hankbeblazin
10-21-2007, 07:01 PM
here is one of the pictures with the AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8

the rest are on the "a nikon i never knew existed" thread, check it out



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2285/1678860681_b704b1df1e_b.jpg

toriaj
10-21-2007, 09:17 PM
Wow, that's a great capture! You really nailed the focus, and the background blur is beautiful.

K1W1
10-21-2007, 09:19 PM
That's terrific. I love the expression on the face of the jockey wearing the hoops.

simpledrive
10-21-2007, 09:33 PM
i like that did he do that with a light or was that photoshopped?

long shutter and mini laser type light.

K1W1
10-21-2007, 09:56 PM
Playing with Flickr Toys. :)
Don't ask what the original Exif was.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1095/775519354_08b1d7d780_o.jpg

Aldor88
10-22-2007, 07:48 AM
Wow, very nice capture hankbeblazin, you can really feel the action.

r3g
10-22-2007, 01:35 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/1694902043_bd22b08781_o.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-22-2007, 03:10 PM
thanks aldor i appreciate that

r3g that is crazy it looks like a painting, good job

e_dawg
10-22-2007, 04:52 PM
Nice r3g. what were your settings?

SharonD
10-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Hi, this is my first post. As a birthday gift my husband recently bought a D40 for me (which I had been coveting for months) and I absolutely love it. When it comes to photography I am an amateur, but having read 'Understanding Exposure" I have been experimenting with Aperture priority.

My first contribution is of my parrot, Bandit. I'm having a heckuva time trying to resize to the proper upload size of only 230kb without losing too much image quality. Below is a 100% crop of his eye from the original. The larger version I have on Flickr is much nicer, but I'm not sure how to create a direct link to it, so my photo will show up properly in the thread.

Exif: (18-55), 50mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO 400, handheld.

fionndruinne
10-22-2007, 06:07 PM
r3g, that is an awesome shot. Was the glow added in PP? I know you can get something similar to that with Picasa.

XaiLo
10-22-2007, 06:15 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/10_oct/punchbug.jpg

dxrocnxj
10-22-2007, 06:40 PM
having a little fun with cs3.


http://a815.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/24/l_c4c3f0aa0cde250ea251b6d021ba6146.jpg

Stoller
10-22-2007, 08:36 PM
D50, 18-55, 1/250, f10, ISO 200, @22mm
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/469.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-22-2007, 10:19 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/10_oct/punchbug.jpg

what filter in photoshop did you use to do this i really like that i want to apply it sometime

r3g
10-23-2007, 12:26 AM
r3g, that is an awesome shot. Was the glow added in PP? I know you can get something similar to that with Picasa.

Thx.. Merged a couple exposures (6 i think), tone mapped, then played with some layers in photoshop

Jason25
10-23-2007, 08:53 AM
Mott's Run Reservoir - Fredericksburg, VA

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

hankbeblazin
10-23-2007, 11:49 AM
Thx.. Merged a couple exposures (6 i think), tone mapped, then played with some layers in photoshop

did you do the exposures manually in PP or did you use bracketting on the camera, if you did the latter how did you do it with a moving object?

Rooz
10-23-2007, 02:03 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/10_oct/punchbug.jpg

awesome shot and i love the effect !

K1W1
10-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Hi, this is my first post. As a birthday gift my husband recently bought a D40 for me (which I had been coveting for months) and I absolutely love it. When it comes to photography I am an amateur,

Firstly welcome and secondly if that is your first attempt I will be waiting with baited breath to see what happens when you get the hang of things.

Bypass the 230kb limit. Put your photos on your Flickr site then simply link to them using the "Insert Image" icon above the box where you type posts.

The 230kb limit is set so Jeff's Servers don't become a defacto photo hosting site. Most forums have the same sort of limits.

fionndruinne
10-23-2007, 07:24 PM
30153
1/640 sec., f/3.8, ISO 200 @ 22mm, converted from RAW + red filtered B&W conversion

swpars
10-23-2007, 08:00 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/1718815301_0adaf1ce98.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/1718815301_0adaf1ce98.jpg

Just another sunset picture...

rawpaw18
10-23-2007, 08:19 PM
Andrew,
nice B&W,
at first glance it reminds me of the Sphinx in the future,
after years of more erosion.

fionndruinne
10-23-2007, 08:47 PM
Poor Sphinx! :D

Thanks.

XaiLo
10-23-2007, 09:15 PM
hankbeblazin and Rooz, thanks it was one of those funky things you get to see evey so often.

hankbeblazin, sorry my friend but it wasn't a plugin rather a combination of HDR, ACR, and Orton.

swpars
10-23-2007, 09:38 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/1718764061_33de914e48_b.jpg

No Swimming for You.

photodawg
10-23-2007, 11:03 PM
just a cool shot I took when riding through boca raton
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0515-1.jpg

Flash used: No
Focal length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Exposure time: 0.200 s (1/5)
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO equiv.: 1600
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

LR Max
10-24-2007, 06:00 AM
Took this one yesterday while on assignment. Just so ya'll know, this photo is unedited (thats how they get turned in, so I don't mess with the images).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2355/1713737187_a0413e03d7.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 60 mm
Lense: Nikkor 60mm macro
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 400

K1W1
10-24-2007, 06:50 AM
Dunno about that one.
Those people look a bit "solid" to me. There is no animation in the shot. :D

SharonD
10-24-2007, 01:07 PM
Firstly welcome and secondly if that is your first attempt I will be waiting with baited breath to see what happens when you get the hang of things. Put your photos on your Flickr site then simply link to them using the "Insert Image" icon above the box where you type posts.

K1W1 (Richard, if I remember correctly from another thread?), thank you for the welcome, as well as for your kind words to this complete amateur. It's very encouraging. :) I've been reading through this site for months and have seen some amazing captures & compositions, one day I hope to be capable enough to do the same. And thanks for the Flickr tip, I'll try now to see if I got it down right. This was my 2nd day of owning my D40, the larger one on Flickr is much better:

D40, 18-55@42mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/125th, handheld

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/1731531275_39fc681fd0.jpg

rawpaw18
10-24-2007, 02:46 PM
Sharon, I would like to welcome you as well.

Hope he is not driving while you get the shot from the backseat! Cute.

SharonD
10-24-2007, 07:32 PM
Don't think Papa would like his toddler driving. LOL He's a friend's son and I captured it while Papa was in the store. After seeing several of the shots I took that day, Papa now wants me to shoot some fall photos of his family. Being green to photography, I'm not sure what to tell him...! Thanks for the welcome rawpaw. :)

Rooz
10-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Papa now wants me to shoot some fall photos of his family. Being green to photography, I'm not sure what to tell him...! Thanks for the welcome rawpaw. :)

tell him you'll give him a good price. :D

K1W1
10-24-2007, 08:35 PM
Looks like you accidentally used the mirror image function in your software.
The steering wheel is on the wrong side. :)
I have corrected it for you. :D

hankbeblazin
10-24-2007, 09:01 PM
found this on my way home from va beach today

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2402/1737781002_6ba49b1395_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2282/1736892723_c9cc7cf493_b.jpg

r3g
10-24-2007, 11:49 PM
w/ a little PP

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2205/1740213574_bc85e1bc63_o.jpg

simpledrive
10-25-2007, 12:42 AM
http://i22.tinypic.com/5y5jma.png

K1W1
10-25-2007, 01:10 AM
Simpledrive,

Where is the pier?

Did you try cropping bit more off the bottom to get rid of the horizontal boards?

Rooz
10-25-2007, 05:42 AM
a couple of a very patient subject. sigma 150mm + extension tubes.

achuang
10-25-2007, 06:11 AM
What in the world is that Rooz? Some weird looking bug you've found. Looks like a cross between a mouse, spider and bat.

hankbeblazin
10-25-2007, 07:22 AM
its a great picture but its really a weird looking bug

SharonD
10-25-2007, 12:27 PM
tell him you'll give him a good price. :D

LOL Since he is hubby's friend, I'll probably do it just for the practise. When I get the hang of things (and more gear), that could be a different story. :D


Looks like you accidentally used the mirror image function in your software. The steering wheel is on the wrong side. :) I have corrected it for you. :D

LMAO! Thanks for the chuckle.... :)

tcadwall
10-25-2007, 12:36 PM
Rooz looks very similar to a moth I have seen in the mountains out this way. I really like the way you got him onto a black background... That makes the shot really rock... The DOF is what makes him look alien.... But he wouldn't look nearly as alien on a Log or the side of a house where you would normally find him... Great job!

Rooz
10-25-2007, 03:48 PM
yepp, tc got it. it's just a moth. when you get that close though these bugs can look bloody scary ! both flash are from the front with a relatively fast shutter to hide the wings. didn;t wanna give it away too easy !

simpledrive
10-25-2007, 09:15 PM
Simpledrive,

Where is the pier?

Did you try cropping bit more off the bottom to get rid of the horizontal boards?

I haven't had the time to try, i've had so many pictures that look "good" but need some minor revisions.

Another one today:

http://i21.tinypic.com/xcu4wk.png

accord2003
10-25-2007, 09:19 PM
A couple of photos with the sigma 18-50 F2.8 HSM.

1st Photo: 1/3 sec. F16. 24mm. ISO 200. (Xailo. I hope I did better job with this one. I am still trying to learn PP).

2nd Photo: 1/30 F5.6 18mm ISO 400. (This is an amusement park inside the biggest Mall of America).

3rd Photo: 1/5 F5.6 18mm ISO 400. (Big Lego Store inside the mall).

suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks

BionicSniper
10-25-2007, 11:13 PM
Wells heres the first of a set of 3 from my first walk around with my D40 (second day with the camera). Straight from camera.
camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/1753819772_10f6c94876.jpg

toriaj
10-25-2007, 11:30 PM
Welcome, BionicSniper and accord2003, it looks like we can expect great things from you!

Here's my take on the Hunter's Moon:
300mm, 1/350 sec., f/16, ISO 200
30247

Many people, who do know what they are talking about, suggest f/8-f/11 for maximum sharpness. Many also suggest manually focusing for moon shots. My own trial and error yields emphatically better pictures with f/16 and auto focus :)

I raised the exposure one stop in PP. The result was sharper and more contrasty than the same shot just one stop lighter in either shutter speed or aperture (or both.) This is straight from the RAW converter, just resized, at about 74%.

Rooz
10-26-2007, 03:09 AM
my best lighting to date imo. i just love these shots. B&W shoot on the weekend and i'm set i reckon.

50mm f1.8 can;t remember exif...its there.

sb800 front left +0.7 shot into umbrella
sb600 front top right +0.3 shot thru umbrella
black backdrop

herc182
10-26-2007, 05:44 AM
Stunning shots Rooz. Lovely one looking straight at the camera. Good sharpness in the eyes and eyelashes

rawpaw18
10-26-2007, 02:25 PM
Rooz

Strobist forum is working for you. They look very good,
Have you tried moving the umbrellas back and beefing up the flash
to see what it does to the eyes?, In relation to seeing the flash
in the eyes, read it somewhere before that it can lower the twinkle
from the flash. Obviously I never shot a studio setup, just wondering.

Rooz
10-26-2007, 03:37 PM
good idea rich.:)

XaiLo
10-26-2007, 05:05 PM
Wonderful set Rooz... :)

simpledrive
10-27-2007, 10:42 AM
Absolutely brilliant Rooz. I love the clarity and vividness.


http://i23.tinypic.com/142bhmo.png

BionicSniper
10-27-2007, 11:19 AM
Here's the first image I took with my new 50mm f/1.8d when i got it two days ago.
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 800
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2349/1752983173_f14aa2cd68.jpg

K1W1
10-27-2007, 04:36 PM
I was marshalling on a guided Motorcycle ride yesterday and at a stop one of the guys wandered over with this Cicada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada) on a stick so the photo is hand held and the stick is also hand held. I just wish Nikon would make some decent consumer grade glass. :D:D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/1780947772_2f6b11aec9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 400

100% Crop

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2198/1780089839_0c44aac582_o.jpg

K1W1
10-27-2007, 04:38 PM
One of the other marshalls on his work vehicle.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2138/1780095655_6ee9375252_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 72 mm
ISO Speed: 400

simpledrive
10-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Kiwi,

You never cease to amaze me. Please for some of my pictures, give me some constructive criticism. It is much appreciated!

http://i24.tinypic.com/11vmerb.png

Also cropped that.

K1W1
10-27-2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the comments but if I were you there are plenty of people here who can offer far better advice than me.

FWIW I really like the cropped pier. Much better than the original IMO.

XaiLo
10-27-2007, 10:20 PM
A day in the country

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

fionndruinne
10-27-2007, 10:44 PM
Awesome, XaiLo... a fairy tale effect almost, it works really well. Completely original.

Serum
10-28-2007, 02:00 AM
first post..

http://i23.tinypic.com/16jnhuv.png

Rooz
10-28-2007, 02:23 AM
i love that effect X.
nice shot serum, welcome. :)

rawpaw18
10-28-2007, 05:56 AM
Simpledrive,
You might want to starighten the horizon when you crop.

Richard,
I really think you could single handily sell 100 of those lenses for Nikon.

Serum,
Welcome to the forum, nice shot!

X
Wow, if only there was some color, it looks a little desaturated to me.

LR Max
10-28-2007, 07:26 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2407/1780634689_ddf37930d5.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 62 mm
ISO: 200

Fill flash from SB-800 to camera left

TNB
10-28-2007, 05:38 PM
From last night's Halloween Party.

D50/50mm (My D200 had the 17-55mm and flash on it).

LR Max
10-28-2007, 10:01 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/1796077946_8d47a909d2.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 44 mm
ISO: 800

Two strobes: SB-80DX to camera left at 1/2 power. One SB-800 to camera right at full power. Both triggered by optical slaves.

sbnr
10-28-2007, 10:04 PM
It's been ages since I've contributed to this thread....

Took this shot at the Japanese gardens in my neck of the woods:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/snbr21/Koi_1_example.jpg

Classic96
10-28-2007, 11:07 PM
Shot through a fence at the PHX zoo.

55-200mm VR @ 190mm
1/100
f/6.3
ISO 100

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/1795837781_f90da8fd3a_b.jpg

sbnr
10-28-2007, 11:14 PM
Shot through a fence at the PHX zoo.

55-200mm VR @ 190mm
1/100
f/6.3
ISO 100

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/1795837781_f90da8fd3a_b.jpg

Magnificent photo specimen!

Two thumbs up!!! :cool:

Rooz
10-28-2007, 11:39 PM
a "mistake" trying to shoot a bug, (that i didn;t end up getting), that i actually ended up liking.

K1W1
10-29-2007, 12:05 AM
So do I Rooz. Mistakes are fun sometimes.

I like the Eagle as well.

XaiLo
10-29-2007, 01:12 AM
fionndruinne & Rooz thanks much. and rawpaw18 I'll see if I can't add a little color to it just to make it snap a little. lol

Talk about color luv the color in your mistake Rooz.

Classic96, nice capture dude.

yewsef
10-29-2007, 01:28 AM
a "mistake" trying to shoot a bug, (that i didn;t end up getting), that i actually ended up liking.


I love it, what lens is that Rooz?

Rooz
10-29-2007, 01:42 AM
sigma 150mm. wish i got that bug aswell though. it was some flying thing that had yellow and black tiger stripes. never seen it b4. i'm not bloody fast enough. :mad:

achuang
10-29-2007, 05:12 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/1796077946_8d47a909d2.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 44 mm
ISO: 800

Two strobes: SB-80DX to camera left at 1/2 power. One SB-800 to camera right at full power. Both triggered by optical slaves.

Great shot LR Max, beautiful sunset colours and use of flash. Just had a question, does the SB-80DX have a built in optical slave sensor?

LR Max
10-29-2007, 06:28 AM
Indeed. The SB-80DX and the SB-26 both have optical slaves installed. Heck, I was using my Sony W50 to trigger the 80DX the other day.

However, I will say, the opticals are hit n' miss on working when outside.

achuang
10-29-2007, 03:38 PM
Thanks LR Max. I was asking because I'm planning to get a couple more flashes for off camera lighting was wondering whether to go the cheaper second hand route of either SB26 or SB80DX or just save up a bit more for a SB800 or SB600.

XaiLo
10-29-2007, 04:29 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/10_oct/farmhousedc.jpg

Gintaras
10-29-2007, 04:48 PM
A day in the country

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

Xailo. how you achieved this effect? amazing image.

Aldor88
10-29-2007, 05:53 PM
Got sick of the bad weather around here and had to go out and shoot something.
Ended up with a few decent shot's. Here's one.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/1800584017_ee64eb339a_b.jpg

accord2003
10-29-2007, 08:59 PM
nothing special but I thought the face looked kind of spooky.

hankbeblazin
10-29-2007, 10:39 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/1802453362_7701a535f8_b.jpg

Rooz
10-30-2007, 02:50 AM
a bug dressed in camo ? :eek:

Geoff Chandler
10-30-2007, 05:55 AM
Opened the door in the early morning and spotted the fence was steaming.
Reckoned it might make a photo? and here's the result: -

Rooz
10-30-2007, 06:02 AM
nice work geoff. from a technical POV, you did a hell of a job to meter that scene right ! :eek: thats a very difficult situation to get the exposure right and you have it dead on, especially to get the steam and not blow the highlights. great work.

erichlund
10-30-2007, 07:59 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/1802453362_7701a535f8_b.jpg

Ummmmm. That would make you a bridge troll....Oh, you mean the city! :D

e_dawg
10-30-2007, 08:34 AM
Opened the door in the early morning and spotted the fence was steaming.
Reckoned it might make a photo? and here's the result: -

Sometimes, you just take a look and think "damn, I have to take a picture". The lighting is perfect. Nice use of sidelighting, nailed the steam...

hankbeblazin
10-30-2007, 12:08 PM
haha no i live under the bridge....200 dollars to pass through or you die!

saw some trees by a playground

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/1801891945_3a2c22a624.jpg

r3g
10-30-2007, 03:34 PM
Great pictures every1!!

dxrocnxj
10-30-2007, 08:41 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0009.jpg

hankbeblazin
10-30-2007, 09:57 PM
a couple pictures i took today sorry to make them big but its easier to see the detail in the guys face...really kind of breathtaking

too the top one with the 80-200mm f/2.8 ( i LOVE this lens!!) bottom one with the kit lens

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/1806488547_66a557c63a_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/1807328520_6eb73ae610_b.jpg

XaiLo
10-30-2007, 10:38 PM
Awesome Hank, :)

hankbeblazin
10-30-2007, 10:59 PM
Awesome Hank, :)

thanks that lens i dunno its just amazing. it helps alot

tim11
10-30-2007, 11:22 PM
Got early morning visit from some feathery friends. Sigma 50-150 used.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/n71031005nx.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/n71031017nx.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/Nikon%20D80/n71031015nx.jpg

Aldor88
10-31-2007, 03:43 PM
Finally some sun! Had to try some close-up's :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2119/1810461302_e7951a8c38_b.jpg

accord2003
10-31-2007, 07:54 PM
My Angel fish taken with the 50mm.

Rooz
11-01-2007, 12:08 AM
thats a cracking shot aldor.

simpledrive
11-01-2007, 12:37 AM
Wonderful pictures everyone.

Another contribution of LAX.
http://i19.tinypic.com/5yrmxd2.png

r3g
11-01-2007, 01:05 AM
beautiful colors!

simpledrive
11-01-2007, 01:19 AM
http://i19.tinypic.com/4y0fpk1.png


I made it a bit darker... I think this looks better.

rawpaw18
11-01-2007, 04:28 AM
I made it a bit darker... I think this looks better.

Agreed,very nice SD

photodawg
11-01-2007, 04:33 AM
this is a shot that I took at a car show in tampa I really wish I had my uv filter and polorizing filter on I got a little smashed the night before and forgot to put them on

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0350.jpg

Rooz
11-01-2007, 05:07 AM
playing with flash exposures.

Aldor88
11-01-2007, 07:43 AM
thats a cracking shot aldor. Thank's Rooz.

That's a nice flower pic, a lot of detail.

Geoff Chandler
11-01-2007, 08:30 AM
playing with flash exposures.


Rooz - excellent shot - thought to self - must sort out a seperate flash gun for my D80!!
Superb exposure and a very pleasing shot - interesting angle too
Nice job mate!

hankbeblazin
11-01-2007, 07:01 PM
great shots everyone!

heres a white squirrel we found, theres a whole neighborhood of them....its weird because in virginia we have grey squirrels

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2211/1817563563_472cf3e6f0_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-01-2007, 08:43 PM
Football game last Saturday, slipped through Navy's hands 59-52. Much like this pass to the corner of the endzone just off the finger tips of Sudderth.

Little blurry I think because I was trying to unzoom and fit more in.
This was taken at 116mm no crop, yeah I was that close.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/rawpaw18/Navy%20Del%20Football/DSC_0024-2.jpg

TNB
11-01-2007, 09:17 PM
Nice pics.


this is a shot that I took at a car show in tampa I really wish I had my uv filter and polorizing filter on I got a little smashed the night before and forgot to put them on

I also didn't take any filters with me to SEMA when I attended on Tuesday and again today. Maybe I should pack a couple for tomorrow. Anyway, here's a quick shot I took of one of the toys....

http://image2-2.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Rp43002.jpg

Rooz
11-01-2007, 10:47 PM
i have a stack of this little spider that turned out so clear he looked like he was going to jump off the screen and with amazing colours which i'll put up in another thread. but this is the one he picked. his crop idea which i was unsure of at first, but now i love it. maybe the customer is always right !

fionndruinne
11-01-2007, 11:43 PM
That is an awesome shot!

T06
11-02-2007, 02:46 AM
Sometimes, you just take a look and think "damn, I have to take a picture". The lighting is perfect. Nice use of sidelighting, nailed the steam...

careful.....?????

Erad
11-02-2007, 03:48 AM
this is a photo i took of my son on halloween, i tried post processing this image on photoshop cs2, but im still inexperienced with it, if anyone can PP this photo so i can see how good it can really look by someone thats experienced with photoshop, pm me for the original.

rawpaw18
11-02-2007, 04:25 AM
Rooz- Love that spider shot, the lighting is fantastic. Very cool,
and the crop definitely works.

e_dawg
11-02-2007, 04:55 AM
Fall Colours
http://lh5.google.com/public6028/RysDCNstN7I/AAAAAAAAAL0/OpJY9vOhepk/s800/_DSF0611%20800.jpg
S5Pro + 180/2.8
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/180 sec
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 180mm

photodawg
11-02-2007, 05:16 AM
Nice pics.



I also didn't take any filters with me to SEMA when I attended on Tuesday and again today. Maybe I should pack a couple for tomorrow. Anyway, here's a quick shot I took of one of the toys....

http://image2-2.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Rp43002.jpg

all that beast is missing is a cup holder for the beer
nice shot btw TNB
If all goes according to plan I might be going out to sema next year

r3g
11-02-2007, 10:27 AM
i have a stack of this little spider that turned out so clear he looked like he was going to jump off the screen and with amazing colours which i'll put up in another thread. but this is the one he picked. his crop idea which i was unsure of at first, but now i love it. maybe the customer is always right !



Love it.. What did you use for a background?

rawpaw18
11-02-2007, 12:57 PM
Another from the game, start of Delaware's final scoring drive.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/rawpaw18/Navy%20Del%20Football/DSC_0018-2.jpg

aparmley
11-02-2007, 01:38 PM
Working on understanding the balance between natural sun and flash by working on an assignment for the strobist group.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/1817913198_42b4073dfa_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aparmley/1817913198/)

XaiLo
11-02-2007, 01:54 PM
Nice rawpaw18, so were you disguised as a ref? lol :)

Erad i'll give it a shot but the image looks pretty good to be honest if anything it would just be a modest amount of tweaking. :)

TNB, that's one hot arse ride. lol

Rooz, one smart client you have there I'd put him on retainer.;)

aparmley, cool assignment like the results.

simpledrive
11-02-2007, 05:06 PM
Self Portrait for today:
http://a620.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/126/l_72aaa7effcc2f8a3ec95145ce3f7b20b.png

Erad
11-02-2007, 05:32 PM
took this while giving my son a bath, i think it came out very well, cc welcome.

e_dawg
11-02-2007, 05:38 PM
rawpaw, man I love good sports photos. Good stuff.

aparm, nice shot. It's not easy to get just the right lighting balance. What happened to the bokeh? I've never seen bokeh like that before...

e_dawg
11-02-2007, 05:43 PM
Can you guys look at the colours of my photo here and tell me if it looks washed out to you? The red leaves look strong, vibrant, and rich yet not oversaturated and the green background is a medium shade of green at home, but at work, the pic just looks washed out. Everything is lighter and unsaturated.

My monitor at home is calibrated, but I did a bit of freeware gamma calibration on the monitor here at work, so there shouldn't be such a massive difference.

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=262181&postcount=2928

rawpaw18
11-02-2007, 08:29 PM
E Dawg,

They look a little washed out to me, hard to tell what you see or me, everyones monitor has been seasoned to taste. Could use a little more saturation and contrast, a little more pow!

E D Thanks for the nice words,
you too X, a ref?, funny no but I was in the first row about twenty/twenty-five feet from the endzone. Fantastic seats since it seemed most of the game was played at my end.

Andy, interesting lighting, Look a little Bruce Willisish.

rallysman
11-02-2007, 09:07 PM
Since I've seen a couple of fish pictures (and since that's my main hobby) here is a recent one of my freakiest fish.

http://uglygreencouch.net/bpblack.jpg

aparmley
11-02-2007, 09:48 PM
E - the bokeh is what it is. . it was altered slightly with my edits, but really its just a kit lens at about F8 - its not the best bokeh, but really, if you let bokeh go life gets soooo much better. ;) (Side note: pine needles or bare branches at a distance don't make good BG bokeh either :( )

Erad -thats a pretty "rad" shot man, nicely done.

aparmley
11-02-2007, 09:51 PM
Andy, interesting lighting, Look a little Bruce Willisish.


LMAO - Bruce + a couple thousand beers! LMAO

hankbeblazin
11-03-2007, 12:15 AM
a night photo

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/1836898653_abca19a5d0_b.jpg

e_dawg
11-03-2007, 12:31 AM
E Dawg,

They look a little washed out to me, hard to tell what you see or me, everyones monitor has been seasoned to taste. Could use a little more saturation and contrast, a little more pow!


Okay, I have cranked it up a notch so that it is bordering on Ken Rockwell territory on my monitor at home now. How does it look to you?

TNB
11-03-2007, 03:02 AM
all that beast is missing is a cup holder for the beer
nice shot btw TNB
If all goes according to plan I might be going out to sema next year
Since there were two different "models" there, perhaps, the other one had a cup holder. :D If you come out for SEMA, plan for at least two days and bring some good walking shoes.

TNB, that's one hot arse ride. lol
I was thinking the same thing--wondering if the seat would melt.

After finishing up with SEMA, I stopped by and took some pics of some R/C jets and then it was off to minor-league hockey later this evening. That is when the D3 would have came in handy since it was all F/2.8 and high ISO at the indoor arena.

Both shots were taken with the D200 and 70-200 VR. At times, I also used the 1.7x teleconverter when taking the jet photos.

http://image2-9.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Fk15739.jpg

http://image2-8.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Vh56048.jpg

e_dawg
11-03-2007, 03:30 AM
TNB - that's hot. All those wonderful and challenging events to photography in one day? Wow, it's like a kid in a candy store! And you acquitted yourself very well, I see!

Rooz
11-03-2007, 03:34 AM
a couple in the rain.

rawpaw18
11-03-2007, 04:50 AM
Fall Colours


That looks better to me, the leaves look more natural in color.
Those kind of leaves always have plenty of color in real life
but still do not look oversaturated, if you know what I mean.

Gintaras
11-03-2007, 08:26 AM
rallysman, your fish looks just great.
TNB, love the jet, nothing short of spectacular.
Rooz, you are the master of a still magic.

toriaj
11-03-2007, 08:16 PM
Have you ever played this game? I love it :D

The Settlers of Catan
40mm, 1/60 sec., f/9.5, ISO 1600
30481

toriaj
11-04-2007, 01:03 AM
It's a new day now, so here's another picture!
My first time taking pictures of food (other than birthday cakes, I guess ;)) I've always enjoyed Rex914's work (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34269), so here's my first try:

55mm, 1/90 sec., f/8, ISO 1600 (no noise reduction)
30482
(they were delicious, by the way :D)

Rooz
11-04-2007, 02:19 AM
nice DOF tor.

for my mate coldy.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/1852773571_fb45b97df7_o.jpg

rawpaw18
11-04-2007, 03:52 AM
for my mate coldy.



It definitely has the coldness influence, very nice.

aparmley
11-04-2007, 09:11 AM
Not working on an assignment - more or less trying to create better photos. IMHO, I think this was the most rewarding session for me, I believe I took some of my better photos last night - too bad all I had was my dumbass to shoot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/1851158787_91733b0883_b.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2074/1852010692_b93e127fc6.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2359/1851995460_fbbc2f1c2e.jpg

Thanks for looking.

r3g
11-04-2007, 10:16 AM
\Wow dude #1 FTW!! My wireless trigger needs to hurry up and get here so I can go off camera.. :(

What kind of PP did you do to it?

simpledrive
11-04-2007, 10:17 AM
Aparm: Very sick shots.

e_dawg
11-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Lighting is everything, aparm. Looks like you have mastered it!

XaiLo
11-04-2007, 12:21 PM
toriaj, good comp on the gameboard image.:cool:

Nice Rooz, no comment on the name. :D

Most impressive aparmley.
Thanks for sharing;)

toriaj
11-04-2007, 12:59 PM
Thanks Xailo and Rooz, I appreciate your comments.

Prospero
11-04-2007, 03:20 PM
Nice shots Andy. Great lighting. You're getting very, very good at this flash stuff.

Rooz, nice colours. Stopped down one more sot would have been a bit better IMO, so that the yellow thing is in focus.

Tori, nice images. Settlers of Catan is one of my favourite games. I also have an expansion pack of the game called "Cities and Knights" (at least, that's the literal translation of the name from Dutch). With that, the game is even more fun :).

Rooz
11-04-2007, 03:51 PM
great stuff andy. can you tell me a bit more about the first shot. also, on flickr it says you used the orange gel filter, why did you use that ? i found them to be very fiddly and a bit of a pain in the ass really, is it worthwhile using them ?

i love that desat PP you do. might be worthwhile for you to do a tutorial on that cos the effect is outstanding.

aparmley
11-04-2007, 06:28 PM
Wow - Thanks a lot of for all the great comments. I really do appreciate it guys.

Rooz - I haven't had any issues using them yet. I'm considering ordering the whole set (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=300474&is=REG). I think they work well? I'll work on getting something together for my destat process I used on these images. The first shot is remarkably simple to make. I used 1 flash on a stand shot throw a white umbrella to camera's right - very close to the subject. The camera is point back towards the umbrella - just imagine a right angle, a V at the base of the V is the door (or other reflective material) at both points of the V are the camera and umbrella. the subject is infront of the reflection on the door but not out of the way of the umbrella. It sounds more difficult than anything. . . Read this link: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007/07/lighting-102-unit-22-specular-highlight.html This photo is the one that inspired me to want to get this technique down pat Photo here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31454864@N00/415941981/)

Rooz
11-04-2007, 09:16 PM
the result of a pretty frustrating morning where none of the shots worked that well. here is probably the best of them. i've been chasing this hoverfly for a while but he's just too freakin fast for me.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/1853593412_6f05d2c3f7_o.jpg

r3g
11-04-2007, 09:34 PM
From the night club assignment I posted about a few days ago. Click pic for more info.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2342/1866571283_b18be93544_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/1866571283/)

toriaj
11-04-2007, 09:58 PM
Tori, nice images. Settlers of Catan is one of my favourite games. I also have an expansion pack of the game called "Cities and Knights" (at least, that's the literal translation of the name from Dutch). With that, the game is even more fun :).

Yep, it's called Cities and Knights. It is fun, but I am better at Basic Settlers :) I haven't practiced C&K much, but I do have it. Once I discovered Settlers online, I didn't have to play two colors by myself when no one else wanted to play :rolleyes:

Rooz
11-05-2007, 05:52 AM
an experiment in slow sync flash and zoom motion for my next project. subject and composition leaves a little to be desired but i think i got the effect done pretty well. it's alot harder than i thought.

sb800 fired low top right.
sb600 behind high left.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/1871998223_57f910fe7f_o.jpg

photodawg
11-05-2007, 10:12 PM
thats an awsome effect ROOZ any PP on it other then the boarder and lettering?

TheWengler
11-05-2007, 10:25 PM
an experiment in slow sync flash and zoom motion for my next project.

When you did that did you zoom in or zoom out?

Rooz
11-06-2007, 01:32 AM
not sure if that photo was zooming in or out actually. i just set the cam onto continous shoot and held the shutter down as i was zooming in and out. that was just the best of the bunch.

the zooming itself iust mount onto a tripod and zoom in and out with your lens. i found it works best to do it with a shorter focal length so the 18-55 kit lens' are perfect. try different shutter speeds and differnt quickness in zooming in and out.

the reason i used the flash is i found i got that cool light burst effect in between the subject.

Geoff Chandler
11-06-2007, 02:02 AM
Great effect Rooz - lovely!
I reckon it would take a zoom in with a rear shutter flash
at least thats where I would start - I must try it sometime
~ thanks for the idea and excellent example:)

aparmley
11-06-2007, 11:36 AM
For those that expressed interest in my PP on the SPs I posted the other day I created a thread in the Tips and Techniques board here --> http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=263010#post263010

Rooz
11-06-2007, 02:48 PM
thanks andy. that link is faved. :)

different lighting take where alot of flash comes thru into the front element of the lens, (sb800 positioned to right rear of rose shooting up and towards lens at 45deg allowing the petals to diffuse most of the light), creating a kind of "fogginess" that makes it more subtle. i noticed how it makes the contrast between shadows and midtones very smooth aswell. interesting result. i wonder how this will work for portraits.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2297/1893816816_034a60ee58_o.jpg

Erad
11-06-2007, 10:22 PM
got my new sb600 speedlight today, heres a test shot with my son, bouncing the flash off the ceiling.

aparmley
11-07-2007, 07:48 AM
Really nice shot rooz . . . you're cranking out some killer photos of those flowers.

ae86gtv16
11-08-2007, 01:57 AM
Got bored at work while having a smoke break. I decided to play with the SB-800 and D70s (commander mode) using my coworker as the subject. All photos are unedited.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/99ab7956.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/8614a1f3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/22ea9452.jpg

Rooz
11-08-2007, 03:37 AM
#2/3 are beauties.
some killer shots in your flickr stream aswell btw.

aparmley
11-08-2007, 05:42 PM
ae86 - #2 is a sick, seriously sick shot man! Nice job!

My new toys (taken with the lowly kit lens :():

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/1924488259_4bbc1f4333_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2225/1925332004_491098a42b_b.jpg

Rooz
11-08-2007, 05:57 PM
andy, what makes the pocket wizards seem to be such an important part of the strobist kit ? i don;t have any issues firing my strobes remotely, is that becasue i only use them close to the camera outside or indoors ? ie: is it a range and reliablity thing ?

achuang
11-08-2007, 07:56 PM
Nice new toys Andy. I got my new toys yesterday. They are 2 umbrellas, 2 light stands and 2 umbrella swivel adapters for flash. Since I just finished exams yesterday I haven't had time to make any shots yet. But I found with one of the hot shoes that the SB600 won't go in, it will on the other one. I'll have to file it down when I get a second flash.

CLS is reliable for me indoors, but on an outdoor shoot in bright morning sun it wouldn't fire.

Rooz
11-08-2007, 08:03 PM
Nice new toys Andy. I got my new toys yesterday. They are 2 umbrellas, 2 light stands and 2 umbrella swivel adapters for flash. Since I just finished exams yesterday I haven't had time to make any shots yet. But I found with one of the hot shoes that the SB600 won't go in, it will on the other one. I'll have to file it down when I get a second flash.

CLS is reliable for me indoors, but on an outdoor shoot in bright morning sun it wouldn't fire.

you're gonna love that stuff mate. :)

achuang
11-08-2007, 08:10 PM
you're gonna love that stuff mate. :)

Thanks Rooz. I think even having 1 flash with an umbrella will be better than traditional bouncing. I'm sure 1 flash will do for me now until I can get a second one. I'll just have to make do with other things. Great work with your macros lately, nice to see you trying something different.

Aldor88
11-08-2007, 08:32 PM
Took a few shot's of the newest bridge in town, i'll have to go back when it isn't so windy for some reflections :). A few more in flickr if your interested.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2134/1926557067_3a5aa0c7d4_b.jpg

XaiLo
11-08-2007, 08:55 PM
Great shot newbie. ;)

r3g
11-09-2007, 12:09 AM
Thats a hard act to follow ae86gtv16

Ok i am having way too much fun by myself with this thing lol..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2045/1929716200_38a0daea73_o.jpg

fionndruinne
11-09-2007, 12:21 AM
Awesome one r3g. The composition makes you linger to take it all in, but at the same time is clean and not packed with too much detail. Which is the mark of a good, artistic photograph.

r3g
11-09-2007, 12:40 AM
thank you good sir!

Rooz
11-09-2007, 12:52 AM
absolute cracker of a shot reg ! you're hooked on flash now huh mate ? this board is fast becoming a strobist board ! look what andy started. lol :D

"I can't hold on..." love that song. :)

r3g
11-09-2007, 12:58 AM
Oh the mayhem I will cause when I get more strobes!!

ae86gtv16
11-09-2007, 01:26 AM
Thanks Rooz and aparmley.

It's fun playing with a wireless flash, there's a lot for me to learn. I plan on getting an SB-600 to be able to do more effects, but for now I'll be ordering an Optical slave flash mount trigger for my SB-20 from ebay :D.

ae86gtv16
11-09-2007, 01:29 AM
Thats a hard act to follow ae86gtv16

Ok i am having way too much fun by myself with this thing lol..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2045/1929716200_38a0daea73_o.jpg


great shot there reg. i'm also having fun with my SB-800, just need to find time to play with it.:)

Rooz
11-09-2007, 01:31 AM
my little mate. :)

sb800 shot from underneath. how cool is that green !

r3g
11-09-2007, 01:42 AM
Im usually not one for green but this is awesome! These things live in your backyard or something??

ae86gtv16
11-09-2007, 01:50 AM
Nice new toys Andy. I got my new toys yesterday. They are 2 umbrellas, 2 light stands and 2 umbrella swivel adapters for flash. Since I just finished exams yesterday I haven't had time to make any shots yet. But I found with one of the hot shoes that the SB600 won't go in, it will on the other one. I'll have to file it down when I get a second flash.

CLS is reliable for me indoors, but on an outdoor shoot in bright morning sun it wouldn't fire.


I just got mine also last week, same set-up as yours with the addition of 2 AC Swivel Adapters and 2 Strobe Lights (optical/cable triggered). Now I just need a subject and find time to play with them.

airraid33
11-09-2007, 02:10 AM
a katydid @ work
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1052/1481520827_9a3420893a.jpg?v=0

& my cousins dwarf mice
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1316/1481520951_4b9a2cfec4.jpg?v=0

achuang
11-09-2007, 04:05 AM
I just got mine also last week, same set-up as yours with the addition of 2 AC Swivel Adapters and 2 Strobe Lights (optical/cable triggered). Now I just need a subject and find time to play with them.

It's fun playing with new toys, I haven't had much chance to yet. Now that I've finished exams I've got plenty of time. Hope you enjoy it. Rooz is right, Andy's started us all on strobist. Post some shots with the new setup when you get time.

XaiLo
11-09-2007, 05:02 AM
yo r3g, getting quite adept with the new equipment eh r3g. :) fantastic work.

ae86gtv16
11-09-2007, 10:50 AM
a katydid @ work
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1052/1481520827_9a3420893a.jpg?v=0

& my cousins dwarf mice
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1316/1481520951_4b9a2cfec4.jpg?v=0

Welcome to DCRP airraid! nice photo of the katydid, looks familiar to me. too bad I didn't have my camera with me that time we saw that :D

Erad
11-09-2007, 07:10 PM
i was walkin by my kitchen and noticed that water was drippin into a bow in the sink, decided to takes some pics of it.

Erad
11-09-2007, 07:26 PM
my wife had this candle lit up on the kitchen table.

Rooz
11-09-2007, 08:06 PM
i was walkin by my kitchen and noticed that water was drippin into a bow in the sink, decided to takes some pics of it.

love this shot. how do you do your borders btw ?

XaiLo
11-09-2007, 08:38 PM
Here ya go Erad, just some minor changes I'll pm you the link to the original size... hope you like the water image is special... nice lighting.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/11_nov/eradsm.jpg