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RichNY
12-10-2007, 06:20 PM
as it gets colder, thinking of early morning at the beach.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/2090236977_5609e0fee8_b.jpg

love the fog lifting and sun just highlighting the sand

This is an amazing image I'd love to hang on my wall.

toriaj
12-10-2007, 06:38 PM
Erad, that's an amazing playground shot. I love the bright colors and shapes. At first I thought he was wearing a bright yellow sombrero :D really though, it's very artistic. A keeper for sure!

imagesbyjudd
12-11-2007, 09:12 AM
This is an amazing image I'd love to hang on my wall.

Thank you for the kind words. My wife is giving this one and another that she likes framed and matted to her sister for Christmas. Hope she likes them.

r3g
12-11-2007, 11:42 AM
Wow.. I leave the board for a while and come back to this? You guys sure know how to motivate a guy to pick his camera back up lol

Rooz
12-12-2007, 03:52 AM
was taking pictures of my son playing on the playground and this one totally caught my eye, what do u guys think?

great colour and expression. very nice work.

here's an intetesting one for the strobists among us...there's a few unwanted shadows on his chest and its a little hot on his forehead but overall, very impressive tones and exposure for on-board flash. a little PP and this could be fixed right up and you'd never know it was just the onboard. i could not get this sort of result with the d80 on-board. i have a series of around 20 of these and they were all metered and exposed perfectly and the shadows were minimal compared to what i was used to.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/2104755819_897fa7f3f8_o.jpg

Aldor88
12-12-2007, 08:42 AM
Beautifull child Rooz :).

Here's a b&w from today.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/2105886832_1b8fb18151_b.jpg

herc182
12-12-2007, 09:23 AM
Beautifull child Rooz :).

Here's a b&w from today.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/2105886832_1b8fb18151_b.jpg

lovely shot. Love the reflections in the windows of the sky and the grafitti under the stairs. nice B&W

imagesbyjudd
12-12-2007, 10:00 AM
We were in Atlanta for a weekend, and I found this antique store with a beautiful selection of vintage clothing. I do a fair number of model ports and am always looking for things to add. The store owner had the perfect display for a vintage wedding gown.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2314/2088185779_acb3b0afe7.jpg

d200
18mm
f7.1
1/25th
iso 640
handheld
natural light

r3g
12-12-2007, 04:51 PM
Aldor88 I dont think Ive ever seen a B&W pic with that much depth and feeling. Perfection shows its face today. :D


1st pic in a while..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2250/2106764096_bd08d91bf4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/2106764096/)

toriaj
12-12-2007, 05:26 PM
Love #2 Rooz :D keep that one for the blackmail album!!

N.C.F.
12-12-2007, 07:11 PM
@ r3g;

I really dig that dude, really emphasizing the sky. Unique.


Here's one for the holiday spirit, nothing fantabulous ...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/DSC_0030-Edit.jpg

Erad
12-12-2007, 07:55 PM
red robin has this amazing freckled lemonade.

Rooz
12-12-2007, 08:28 PM
ambient light was average-poor so the live view AF did not work.

mugsisme
12-12-2007, 11:01 PM
EEUUYYYY!!!!!! Yuck! Not what I want to see right before I got to sleep!

That said, OMG! Incredible! Rooz, did I miss something? when did you get the D300? You sure do look like you are having fun. (Oh wait ... did you post in Max's thread? I do think I read that.)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2403/2107858194_af24c0f529_b.jpg

Rooz
12-12-2007, 11:36 PM
EEUUYYYY!!!!!! Yuck! Not what I want to see right before I got to sleep!

lol here's another one just for you darlin' :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2346/2108162160_b2f6a1c6a8_o.jpg

mugsisme
12-13-2007, 12:07 AM
"ARRGGHH!" She screams running away.

Must counter-act bugs with something cute and cuddly.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2174/2108092654_857dd69539_b.jpg
Taken with my 50mm lens. shutting down computer and will not being seeing any more bugs until tomorrow. G'nite Rooz. (Or should I say g'day? Isn't it afternoon by you?)

ssil2000
12-13-2007, 04:28 AM
this was taken a few months ago when i was in Canada and just days after i got my d80... it shows :)
blown highlights but i still like the pic, i thought it was a good capture seeing as i had no idea what the hell i was doing! hehe
if i did the same photo today i am confident it would be much better :)
iso400
26mm
f4.5
1/2500

rawpaw18
12-13-2007, 04:31 AM
Ever capture a moment that really was not supposed to be caught.
Got this earlier in the year.

I call this "Honeymoon Over Before it Even Started", anyways
welcome to the family Viv, just stand over there for a while.

31572

Tony_V
12-13-2007, 05:22 AM
Here are a couple of shots a friend of mine took while he was in Tahiti last month. Both were shot with a D80, 18-135mm kit lens and a circular polarizer.

Aldor88
12-13-2007, 07:56 AM
Wow Tony_V those shots are like straight out of a holiday brochure, im so getting a polarizer!
I can't see your second pic for some reason Rooz but love the first one.

Thanks for the compliments Herc and r3g, heres another pic from yasterday.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2105890242_dd0009058a_b.jpg
Im gonna have to clone out that Mc'donalds cup once i got time tho ;).

LR Max
12-13-2007, 08:41 AM
Storm chasing in my Honza :p.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2108895194_3cef968cf3.jpg

K1W1
12-13-2007, 02:42 PM
One from last weekend

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2359/2109580158_e7ea943e70_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Gintaras
12-13-2007, 03:06 PM
Here are a couple of shots a friend of mine took while he was in Tahiti last month. Both were shot with a D80, 18-135mm kit lens and a circular polarizer.

nice images, your friend has a good eye. i confess i love tropics so much, esp when speaking out of cold Alps. ;)

Gintaras
12-13-2007, 03:08 PM
nice images Nikonians

KiWi, very cool image of a biker here, how you done this? flew in a helicopter over him?:p

Rooz
12-13-2007, 03:18 PM
Aldor is that a HDR ? if not, can you give us some tips on how you are getting such great colours in your pics ?

K1W1
12-13-2007, 03:29 PM
KiWi, very cool image of a biker here, how you done this? flew in a helicopter over him?:p

No helicopter. I did it the same way I did this one. Stood on a 5 metre high bank overlooking a sharp corner. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2373/2109577028_64645051d3_b.jpg

BTW: About 30 minutes later this bike was 4 metres over a bank on the outer edge of the road and the rider had a broken clavicle amongst other injuries.

Aldor88
12-13-2007, 03:45 PM
Aldor is that a HDR ? if not, can you give us some tips on how you are getting such great colours in your pics ?
It's not HDR, don't really know how to do HDr yet.

How do i get so nice colours? hmm. I have my in camera settings set on full saturation and color on IIIa, i also like to under expose a bit with AV and then fix it in levels/curves. The color booster in Capture NX is a good tool as well, if not used too strongly.
On that particular pic i also darkened the sky a bit with the Selection Brush and Overlay. Everything else is done by my camera and lens :).

Forgot to say thanks for the compliment :).

imagesbyjudd
12-13-2007, 05:38 PM
Wow Tony_V those shots are like straight out of a holiday brochure, im so getting a polarizer!
I can't see your second pic for some reason Rooz but love the first one.

Thanks for the compliments Herc and r3g, heres another pic from yasterday.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2105890242_dd0009058a_b.jpg
Im gonna have to clone out that Mc'donalds cup once i got time tho ;).

I would leave the cup, It adds a sense of realism. I like it.

imagesbyjudd
12-14-2007, 06:42 AM
Love this time of day and light.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2052/2088185747_d2cda1406a.jpg

for those that care
nikon d200
18mm
f13
1/125
iso 100
about 3:30 pm

Aldor88
12-14-2007, 08:09 AM
Nice image Judd, got a larger version? This time of the year the sun sets at 3PM here :(.

Here's one from the beach today.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/2110955458_906d38806e_b.jpg

Rooz
12-14-2007, 11:57 AM
great light and colour. love what your doing.

K1W1
12-14-2007, 04:59 PM
I suspect Australia is probably one of the few countries in the World where the National Maritime Museum contains a boat made from beer cans.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2095064764_35d2d5648f_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 800

imagesbyjudd
12-14-2007, 05:18 PM
I finally know what to do with my empties, except they are glass. I wonder if I put the caps back, will they still keep the water out. The Aussies, must have a bit of the Irish in them. Love it.

Rooz
12-14-2007, 11:28 PM
the toy that never made xmas

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2266/2112409122_c1d68f08b9_o.jpg

K1W1
12-15-2007, 12:58 AM
the toy that never made xmas


To quote somebody who Australians will know. "Please explain."

Is the Toy the bright thing with wheels or the black thing that took the photo? :confused::confused::D

Rooz
12-15-2007, 02:59 AM
lol good pickup.,..its obviously both. :p

rawpaw18
12-15-2007, 03:43 AM
This time of the year the sun sets at 3PM here :(.
Here's one from the beach today.


Makes sense now, it looked like a sunset on Flickr. First thing I did was check the exif, and figured you must of did something in pp.
Where are you located?

K1W1
12-15-2007, 03:48 AM
Where are you located?

You should check peoples Flickr profiles. :D

tim11
12-15-2007, 04:00 AM
I suspect Australia is probably one of the few countries in the World where the National Maritime Museum contains a boat made from beer cans.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2095064764_35d2d5648f_b.jpg

LOL. I like the composition and VB theme.

I heard Capt. Cook ship struck a rock and got a leaked and he patched it using beer cans... hence the tradition. ;)

T06
12-15-2007, 07:33 PM
Kookaburra:- Bundabah, Port Stephens, NSW, Oz.:)
Nikon D200
2007/12/09 12:30:50.5
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/3.2
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Auto +1
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode:
Auto Flash Comp:
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

Classic96
12-15-2007, 08:01 PM
Here is a photo of my wife for Christmas memories. Taken with the 18-135mm kit lens. SB-800 fired above and right of camera via CLS at 1/1 manual power.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2177/2113761336_fe0eccf712.jpg

dxrocnxj
12-15-2007, 11:02 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Love%20You%20Maid%20The%20Butcher/Sober%20Club/DSC_0027.jpg

first full night shooting fully manual.
ive played around with manual but tonight i really went for it.
yes, no?

Erad
12-15-2007, 11:05 PM
went to the wild animal park today and snap some photos of this water eagle.

Erad
12-15-2007, 11:20 PM
heres a few of a humming bird i shot while at the wild animal park.

Rooz
12-16-2007, 04:15 AM
great shots erad !
so many colours in this shot. yellow, green, red and blue. a little sloppy with the strobes though unfortunately. i may have to go back and shoot it again.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/2114178259_37a1f74355_o.jpg

rawpaw18
12-16-2007, 05:44 AM
Nice one Rooz!

Aldor88
12-16-2007, 11:39 AM
Makes sense now, it looked like a sunset on Flickr. First thing I did was check the exif, and figured you must of did something in pp.
Where are you located? I live in the southern part of Finland. In the northern part(above the arctic circle) the sun doesen't rise at all in mid winter.

Amazing shot Rooz! love it.

LR Max
12-16-2007, 12:46 PM
Some of the boys got a little "retarded" last night. Pretty much every component inside his front axle exploded upon landing (when he got in the air, he stayed on the throttle, I think thats what caused the failures).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2356/2115933136_5c1f4b3440.jpg

Rooz
12-17-2007, 03:53 AM
a gap between the clouds, still quite windy though.

340mm handheld.
f8
1/125s
8% USM (looks a little too much now that i look at it again.)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2285/2117782934_12ffed5937_o.jpg

K1W1
12-17-2007, 04:23 AM
Wrap that camera up and put it back under the tree where it belongs. :D

ShakenOlive
12-17-2007, 07:54 AM
I purchased a D40 last week and I love it. Here's a pic of my Son Owen

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31664&d=1197902935

Aldor88
12-17-2007, 11:25 AM
Can't see your picture for some reason Shakenolive.

Here's one sunset from the other day.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/2110175747_9eaabcaa3f_b.jpg

bobc4d
12-17-2007, 06:50 PM
thats a great moon shot Rooz, gives me inspiration to use the 180mm on it

toriaj
12-17-2007, 07:32 PM
Rooz, that moon shot is awesome. And the USM looks just right.

erichlund
12-17-2007, 11:40 PM
Can't see your picture for some reason Shakenolive.

Here's one sunset from the other day.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/2110175747_9eaabcaa3f_b.jpg

Wow. This is one great landscape. It needs a little post processing work on the flare, especially in the tree on the right. Other than that, I've seen paintings in museums that were not as good as this.

Erad
12-17-2007, 11:49 PM
shot this one at the wild animal park. it was sitting on a tree branch with little light hitting it.

500mL
12-18-2007, 09:37 AM
a gap between the clouds, still quite windy though.

340mm handheld.
f8
1/125s
8% USM (looks a little too much now that i look at it again.)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2285/2117782934_12ffed5937_o.jpg

Rooz,

Unbelievable moon shot! Very crisp and very detailed. I think 8% USM is just perfect IMO. :D

-500mL

XaiLo
12-18-2007, 10:31 AM
I purchased a D40 last week and I love it. Here's a pic of my Son Owen

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31664&d=1197902935

Congrats, on the new camera... for some reason I can not view the image.

hankbeblazin
12-18-2007, 01:05 PM
heres a couple i did from the wedding on the cruise i just got back from

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/2120464275_b52129b33a.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2166/2121241822_9523b77806.jpg

Aldor88
12-18-2007, 03:47 PM
Wow. This is one great landscape. It needs a little post processing work on the flare, especially in the tree on the right. Other than that, I've seen paintings in museums that were not as good as this. Thanks for the compliment, didn't notice the flare in the trees i fixed some in the sky with cloning, this lens tends to flare a lot.

erichlund
12-18-2007, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the compliment, didn't notice the flare in the trees i fixed some in the sky with cloning, this lens tends to flare a lot.

I have a couple of small watercolors I picked up when we lived in Great Britain. They had this same dreamy look and feel that just draws me in.

Rooz
12-19-2007, 03:08 AM
i like how this one turned out almost 3-d.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2122586480_a163bea87b_o.jpg

ssil2000
12-19-2007, 05:18 AM
i like how this one turned out almost 3-d.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2122586480_a163bea87b_o.jpg

nice one, your shots really want to make me explore macro, i may just have to get some extension tubes and start with what i got... :)

cant wait for a few days off over Christmas to give the camera a bit of a workout!!!!

goodnight!

Sergio

herc182
12-19-2007, 06:31 AM
Took this by Big ben. Applied a blur but kept the bus and clock face sharpish (and in colour!).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2317/2121865349_23e56860aa_b.jpg

LR Max
12-20-2007, 03:13 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/2124947143_dbda6c4c37.jpg

Lets just say...I exceeded the safety factors of the tripod :p

XaiLo
12-20-2007, 03:20 PM
Timber... or should that be Camber... :)

LR Max
12-20-2007, 03:39 PM
I think "timber". Because it made a pretty solid *thud* when it hit the floor.

I laughed pretty hard.

XaiLo
12-20-2007, 06:42 PM
I thought it was staged... (had a good laugh too) good thing it was only six inches off the ground. lol

Aldor88
12-20-2007, 07:52 PM
Lets just say...I exceeded the safety factors of the tripod :p
Hehe, funny image :). I was actually thinking of getting one of those minipods myself, quite handy when you need something to stabilise your camera but dont want to carry a big tripod with you, cheap as well!

Here's a close uo from today, i like the colour but I think I'd prefer a tiny bit more DoF, what do you think?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2293/2125427701_2f9d0f73b0_b.jpg

Rooz
12-20-2007, 08:14 PM
beautiful shot aldor. i like the dof the way it is athough i woulod have considered focussing on the centrsl bud cos thats where the eye is drawn.

cvicisso
12-20-2007, 08:18 PM
nice one, your shots really want to make me explore macro, i may just have to get some extension tubes and start with what i got...Sergio - save yourself some big-time $$ (for now) by spending just a few measly bucks on a reversing ring, and mount your 50 f/1.8 reversed in front of your 55-200 VR. At 200mm focal length on the VR, that will give you an astounding 4:1 magnification. And - bonus!... both those lenses are 52mm, so you won't even need a step-down/up adapter ring. The 52mm reversing ring will cost you a whopping $5 here (http://www.camerafilters.com/detail.aspx?id=1349). :D Since you already have those two lenses, that is the absolute cheapest way to see how you like macro photography.

Warning: macro photography is a pretty amazing world once you dive in. You'll be taking pictures of all kinds of things you never even looked twice at before! :D

Erad
12-20-2007, 08:25 PM
messing around today on my lunch break at work on my red bull, this is wat i came out with. CC welcome.

tcadwall
12-20-2007, 09:18 PM
As you can see Aldor, you just saved some time trying that out... Get a bean bag.

Oh I got quite a laugh out of it myself. You could sell that as a stock photo... I am certain that there could be an advertisement around the idea of too much weight on the wrong foundation or something.

K1W1
12-21-2007, 05:30 AM
This is my most viewed photo out of some 900 photos on Flickr. Apart from having two teenage girls in the shot I can't figure out why.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1083/817749584_40b1849a69_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

hankbeblazin
12-21-2007, 11:19 PM
This is my most viewed photo out of some 900 photos on Flickr. Apart from having two teenage girls in the shot I can't figure out why.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1083/817749584_40b1849a69_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

unfortunately probably teen and pleated skirts...sad world haha

ssil2000
12-22-2007, 12:50 AM
iso100
f5.6
48mm
1/320
i had to crop a bit
sundown at the beach and this building just caught my eye, the contrast against the sky made me take the picture... nothing special just like it :)

ssil2000
12-22-2007, 12:52 AM
Sergio - save yourself some big-time $$ (for now) by spending just a few measly bucks on a reversing ring, and mount your 50 f/1.8 reversed in front of your 55-200 VR. At 200mm focal length on the VR, that will give you an astounding 4:1 magnification. And - bonus!... both those lenses are 52mm, so you won't even need a step-down/up adapter ring. The 52mm reversing ring will cost you a whopping $5 here (http://www.camerafilters.com/detail.aspx?id=1349). :D Since you already have those two lenses, that is the absolute cheapest way to see how you like macro photography.

Warning: macro photography is a pretty amazing world once you dive in. You'll be taking pictures of all kinds of things you never even looked twice at before! :D

hey thanks for that! i will pick one up asap, is the quality reasonable with the reversed 50?

cheers mate!

Sergio

K1W1
12-22-2007, 01:02 AM
You could try Ned at http://photobuff.com.au
I can't see them on his site but he is very helpful and would be worth a call (his prices are fair).
Other than that I guess ebay is the next option unless you want to pay camera retailer prices.

ssil2000
12-22-2007, 01:24 AM
You could try Ned at http://photobuff.com.au
I can't see them on his site but he is very helpful and would be worth a call (his prices are fair).
Other than that I guess ebay is the next option unless you want to pay camera retailer prices.

will do, i refuse to buy from local retailers, i went in the other day for curiosity sake and asked how much the d80 "body only" cost... when she replied "one thousand five hundred and ninety five dollars" i looked at her and said "how much?!?!?" she repeated and i asked if they wanted to buy mine for 1200 LOL they didn't seem so keen on that :P

cant wait for some macro action!

dxrocnxj
12-22-2007, 02:07 AM
so i was lurking around the house and decided to see what this could do for me.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DN6B3JR2L._AA280_PIbundle-4,TopRight,0,0_AA280_SH20_.jpg

i took the wrapper off and tried to use it as a diffuser.
definitely isn't as harsh as usual.
i actually think it was a good idea.
this is a quick self photo i shot real quick with the flash straight forward.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0005.jpg

Rooz
12-22-2007, 02:18 AM
1/50s
f5
iso400

sb800 front left into umbrella
sb600 front right -1.7ev bounced

the little fella has had an ear infection, is cutting 4 teeth and has a pretty bad rash. all in all he's had a hard time. i'll never forget how sad he was when i look at this photo. i love this photo.

b&W conversion, blue filter applied for mood, small amount of "film grain" added.

EDIT: cloned out juice box as per J's suggestion. thanks mate. good idea. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2354/2127862151_b5765de0ee_o.jpg

jsnail
12-22-2007, 06:20 AM
I love it!

jcon
12-22-2007, 12:52 PM
Rooz, WOW! Well done my friend, that is a GREAT shot!! Even more special with the story and memory you have attached with that photo.

If I may make one suggestion, clone out the juice box on the right hand side, for me, it's a tad distracting. Again, excellent work with that one!!!

XaiLo
12-22-2007, 06:11 PM
Rooz, that's a keeper man 2:cool:

Erad
12-23-2007, 12:08 AM
this is my pic of the day, me and my buddy here went to a lake here in town and took these of him.

K1W1
12-23-2007, 12:25 AM
Which lens did you use and what software did you use to create the frame?

Erad
12-23-2007, 12:52 AM
was that question intended to me?

K1W1
12-23-2007, 03:36 AM
was that question intended to me?


yes it was

Rooz
12-23-2007, 04:04 AM
iso1600
f3.2
1/100s
spot meter

had to blow those highlights with the sun streaming onto his back to try and expose his head well. unfortunately i couldn't get the shutter speed any higher so its not as sharp as i would have liked. bloody hard to handhold this sigma sometimes. love the bokeh though.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/2130041403_9b068aecbc_o.jpg

A.meiring
12-23-2007, 07:34 AM
just to test out the d300. weather was crap. this one is untouched.

F/16
20secs
Iso 200

Twism
12-23-2007, 09:54 AM
Nice pic man. :)

Erad
12-23-2007, 11:04 AM
yes it was

the lens i used on that was the sigma 18-50mm 2.8, and also using photoshop CS2

Erad
12-23-2007, 11:05 AM
heres another one i took at the same area.

Dust Bowl Refugee
12-23-2007, 11:52 AM
heres another one i took at the same area.

Nice shot - It looks like my local golf course

Erad
12-23-2007, 01:36 PM
i know this is supposed to be 1 image a day, but i really liked this one i took of my buddy and wanted to post it.

accord2003
12-23-2007, 01:49 PM
I got my used 85mm F1.8. It focuses faster than the 50mm. It looks in good condition. Here is a sample pic at 1.8. Comments are appreciated.

Aldor88
12-23-2007, 02:43 PM
beautiful shot aldor. i like the dof the way it is athough i woulod have considered focussing on the centrsl bud cos thats where the eye is drawn. Thanks Rooz, a bit more DOF would have got the central bud more in focus. It was hard to focus as th subject was around the height of my chest and was moving with the wind. I was very happy with the background tho, it was very busy but turned out calm.

Late answer as i was on a quick 2day cruise to Sweden, heres one picture, nothing special. The weather wasn't ideal but atleast it wasn't raining :).
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2138/2131915094_61d855a4e8_b.jpg

Forgot to add that i like your pics Erad, nice colours.

Turo
12-24-2007, 01:03 AM
I know this pic isn't great but I thought it was pretty cool that you can see Mars to the right of the moon.

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/moon.jpg

K1W1
12-24-2007, 01:33 AM
Sort of puts into perspective the problems with trying to send a manned flight there.

dxrocnxj
12-24-2007, 08:08 AM
2 days ago, mom was taking out the garbage in the pouring rain;she slipped, fell, and the garbage can landed on top of the poor woman.

she tore a whole bunch of ligaments but nothing broken.
but not good for her christmas spirit. :(

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Moms%20Injury/DSC_0007.jpg

XaiLo
12-24-2007, 03:56 PM
Looks painful, hope she get's well soon.

photodawg
12-24-2007, 03:58 PM
did a little modifications to a lil red wagon next is paint and graphics

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/dragginmazda/DSC_0777.jpg

Turo
12-25-2007, 03:01 PM
Oe of the few times I've been somewhat satisfied with the pop-up flash....

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/uncle1.jpg

jcon
12-25-2007, 03:08 PM
I know this pic isn't great but I thought it was pretty cool that you can see Mars to the right of the moon.

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/moon.jpg


Come on, man! We all know thats a blown pixel!! Admit it!! LOL Just kidding!:p

Dust Bowl Refugee
12-25-2007, 03:37 PM
Merry Christmas everyone from Sussex, England.

Rooz
12-25-2007, 04:09 PM
KIWI and reggie....EAT MY DUST !!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/2136722260_1f95c0a3e6_o.jpg

Aldor88
12-25-2007, 04:43 PM
KIWI and reggie....EAT MY DUST !!!

Haha, funny image Rooz! ;). Nothing beats a mercedes tho!

6.3liter 550 horsepower engine :o
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2091/2135883645_2f7cf89058_b.jpg

K1W1
12-25-2007, 07:38 PM
KIWI and reggie....EAT MY DUST !!!


A trike with a satellite TV dish on the roof. That's awesome. :D

Rooz
12-25-2007, 10:59 PM
not to mention the tray for my camera on the back. :p

TNB
12-25-2007, 11:09 PM
I got my used 85mm F1.8. It focuses faster than the 50mm. It looks in good condition. Here is a sample pic at 1.8. Comments are appreciated.
I like it.

Here's a quick photo I took last night while out taking photos of Xmas trees--my usual method, D200, 17-55mm, handheld.

http://image2-5.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Lg17265.jpg

T06
12-25-2007, 11:58 PM
I like it.

Here's a quick photo I took last night while out taking photos of Xmas trees--my usual method, D200, 17-55mm, handheld.

http://image2-5.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Lg17265.jpg

Massive mate, massive!!! A helluva shot, who needs the 300 anyway.:D Seriously I'd put that on my wall. Heres one of the local fauna that had a few beers with the crew yesterday.;)
Nikon D200
2007/12/25 10:51:17.0
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 50mm F/1.8 D
Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/1.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Auto +1
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Flash Mode: Built-in, i-TTL-BL
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Image Comment: Copyright 200
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: On (Normal)

Gintaras
12-26-2007, 03:30 AM
Haha, funny image Rooz! ;). Nothing beats a mercedes tho!

6.3liter 550 horsepower engine :o


Aldor, have U asked the owner for a permission to photo his (her?) car? And I do not like German made cars of modern generation, IMO they lost their soul I could see in the older models. So I do not buy this 6 liter Teutonic monster. Give me a Maserati or Aston Martin please. :p

ouch... nearly forgot to say: VERY NICE IMAGE, exposure, focus, angle!!!

Gintaras
12-26-2007, 03:34 AM
I like it.

Here's a quick photo I took last night while out taking photos of Xmas trees--my usual method, D200, 17-55mm, handheld.

TNB, amazing beautiful excellent night shot, I second the advice to frame it and put on the wall. Besides you say this was handheld??? you got VERY steady hands I must admit.

Aldor88
12-26-2007, 11:07 AM
Aldor, have U asked the owner for a permission to photo his (her?) car? ! No i have not, i thought about cloning the license plate but decided not to. Maybe i should? Im not too sure about the law around here but it was a public place so it should be fine, ppl around here aren't too fussed by things like this anyway. Glad you like the pic, it turned out better then I expected.

Lovely shot TNB especially as its hand held.

E: Thought I'd add a pic aswell, Its the swedish royal library.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2291/2136671772_c917d46641_b.jpg

TNB
12-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Massive mate, massive!!! A helluva shot, who needs the 300 anyway.:D Seriously I'd put that on my wall.
Thanks. I'm considering it since I only have one 20x30 cityscape shot on the walls--most are women, race cars, and a Thunderbird jet shot I took. However, there is also another shot I like because of the reflection or I guess I could just print more than one--see below.

TNB, amazing beautiful excellent night shot, I second the advice to frame it and put on the wall. Besides you say this was handheld??? you got VERY steady hands I must admit.
Thanks. Around here, it's easier and less attention grabbing to take photos without either a monopod or a tripod--some places also won't allow tripods. Besides, I like to travel "light". :D

Lovely shot TNB especially as its hand held.

E: Thought I'd add a pic aswell, Its the swedish royal library.

Thanks. BTW, that "biblioteket" has "library" right on the building. ;)

Which one to print: The Bellagio fountain photo posted earlier, the Ceasar's Xmas tree photo, or the Venetian photo... Input?

http://image2-2.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Fd93082.jpg

http://image2-8.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ig11858.jpg

imagesbyjudd
12-27-2007, 02:27 AM
This is what happens when you play with fire.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2003/2137813667_6acc00510f_b.jpg

Probably been done 10000 times before, but I liked what I got with flash to the left and slightly behind the fire and small on camera flash as trigger and fill.

Had to keep playing with fire till I got what I wanted in amount of smoke and flame.

d200
sb800
1/25
f6.3
iso 160
27mm

Rooz
12-27-2007, 04:59 AM
ohhh...like the smoke illumination. well done.

got to use my xmas present today, (the other one)...the R1 kit.

awesome is all i can say about it. for this shot i used the d300's tripod mode for AF. turned the sbr pilot lights on and it locked on AF immediately. BRILLIANT ! no mirror flip down here my friends. :p

the R1 kit lets you get places you could never go with regular strobes and its sooooo easy to move the lighting around to dodge leaves, branches etc. this little guy was tucked into the middle of the bush, i just shoved my cam in there and positoned the sbr's, mashed the AF button and bingo....

great exposure, nice natural looking colours, very few shadows, maintained very good light fall off for the DOF unlike proper strobes sometimes and excellent sharpness you can only get from flash. this is around an 80% crop, unfortunately i couldn't get my cam closer. next time...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2140794178_d306804a83_o.jpg

tim11
12-27-2007, 05:22 AM
I see you put the R1 to good use Rooz. What sort of result will you get if you put the flash power down a tad, to my eyes it seems a little harsh. Sharp - yes. few shadow - yes, DOF - obviously. But I'm not sure if it looks natural to me.

Attachment: Shot underexposed in RAW and post processed.
Finally, I manage to shoot quite a decent an yellow flower after how many tried... I lost count. Today I got a mosquito as an extra.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/flowers/n71225_005nx.jpg

dxrocnxj
12-27-2007, 08:16 AM
ohhh...like the smoke illumination. well done.

got to use my xmas present today, (the other one)...the R1 kit.

awesome is all i can say about it. for this shot i used the d300's tripod mode for AF. turned the sbr pilot lights on and it locked on AF immediately. BRILLIANT ! no mirror flip down here my friends. :p

the R1 kit lets you get places you could never go with regular strobes and its sooooo easy to move the lighting around to dodge leaves, branches etc. this little guy was tucked into the middle of the bush, i just shoved my cam in there and positoned the sbr's, mashed the AF button and bingo....

great exposure, nice natural looking colours, very few shadows, maintained very good light fall off for the DOF unlike proper strobes sometimes and excellent sharpness you can only get from flash. this is around an 80% crop, unfortunately i couldn't get my cam closer. next time...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2140794178_d306804a83_o.jpg


hmmmmmm rooz.
that flash looksspectacular, even though its meant for close up
would it be possible to show some shots maybe portraits with this flash?
just a little expirement

Aldor88
12-27-2007, 04:32 PM
Cool pic as always Rooz, i like the DOF :).

Heres another car i saw i Sweden, an Audi R8. Shot trough a window so there is some reflections, any simple way to get rid of them/tone them down?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2111/2142532110_d154736530_b.jpg

Jason25
12-27-2007, 04:39 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/2121488057_12ab04d58f.jpg

Aldor88
12-27-2007, 04:46 PM
Wow cool picture Jason, very nice lighting.

Rooz
12-27-2007, 06:02 PM
awesome shot jason

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/2141925065_e53a616050_o.jpg

EddieRock
12-27-2007, 09:11 PM
Here is one of my favorite photos of my son. We were at Disney World and the parade was coming around the corner. My Nikon D70 has been through a lot but holds up just fine. I've had it for ~3 years now and I still love it. I'm looking to upgrade soon... I've got my eye on the Nikon D300 with the AF-S 18-200mm Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G ED DX VR lens.

http://www.dslrcamera.com/images/Nikon%20D70-Will-Disney.jpg
Nikon D70 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Taken 2/09/2007 Disney World

wilson44512
12-27-2007, 11:37 PM
Here is one of my favorite photos of my son. We were at Disney World and the parade was coming around the corner. My Nikon D70 has been through a lot but holds up just fine. I've had it for ~3 years now and I still love it. I'm looking to upgrade soon... I've got my eye on the Nikon D300 with the AF-S 18-200mm Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G ED DX VR lens.

http://www.dslrcamera.com/images/Nikon%20D70-Will-Disney.jpg
Nikon D70 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Taken 2/09/2007 Disney World

looks like he was having a lot of fun. good picture

rawpaw18
12-28-2007, 04:23 AM
dslrcamera,

Ed welcome to the forum, cute picture of your son.

Your not related to Ken Rockwell are you?:D

EddieRock
12-28-2007, 05:49 AM
dslrcamera,

Ed welcome to the forum, cute picture of your son.

Your not related to Ken Rockwell are you?:D

Nope, no relation that I know of.

K1W1
12-28-2007, 02:10 PM
Nope, no relation that I know of.

You have probably made a lot of people happy with that statement.

Rooz
12-28-2007, 03:36 PM
EXCUUUSEEEEEEEEE ME ! did you just FART ?? :confused::eek:

ssil2000
12-28-2007, 04:02 PM
EXCUUUSEEEEEEEEE ME ! did you just FART ?? :confused::eek:

hehehe :o oops

K1W1
12-30-2007, 04:59 AM
I have invented a new sport. It's called Extreme Panning. How you participate is you sit beside a river taking photos of your kids swimming and notice a duck flying past. :D:D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2009/2148908706_f77b8f4c3d_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV

rawpaw18
12-30-2007, 05:06 AM
Has that painted look to it.

K1W1
12-30-2007, 05:12 AM
Jpeg straight from the camera with only the Nikon Colour Mode IIIa Preset applied in Lightroom. It's probably the first photo I have ever posted that hasn't been cropped.

achuang
12-30-2007, 04:27 PM
Haven't posted for a while so here's a shot of my nephew with his eyes fully open for once. Shot while my D70s was still in commander mode so popup flash does not contribute to exposure unless using large aperture or at close distance. F2.2 was a large enough aperture to collect enough light just from the flash.
Exif data: 1/60, f2.2, ISO 400. Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/2150406066_2e8bb0fa54_o.jpg

A.meiring
12-30-2007, 05:16 PM
my first drop..

JBO
12-30-2007, 07:07 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/DSC_0297.jpg

tizeye
12-30-2007, 08:18 PM
I-4 shut down and I was first car trooper stopped on exit ramp as it was getting too hot, but giving me a great view. Grabbed camera, initially didn't object to taking pictures, but got upset when I exited car and took two steps sidway. Needed to get trooper's head out of the frame.:D

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/ibhim/DSC_0018.jpg

Nikon D40, VR55-200 F/4-5.6

1/2000sec 165mm

Aldor88
12-30-2007, 10:08 PM
Boredom can lead to creativity, made myself a new computer desktop background :D.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/2151233636_8e18eaaa98_b.jpg

Rooz
12-30-2007, 11:26 PM
thats an awesome shot aldor. brilliant.

rawpaw18
12-31-2007, 05:36 AM
[QUOTE=K1W1;274819]I have invented a new sport. It's called Extreme Panning.

How about Multi-panning? You have to staddle the equator to get two Northern Hemisphere Seagulls and two from the Southern Hemisphere. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2151096399_d907dd7c75_o.jpg

K1W1
12-31-2007, 05:54 AM
I think I have just voted you World Leader of the Combined Association of Extreme Multipanners. :)

AllanC
12-31-2007, 06:12 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/DSC_0297.jpg

i love this shot..

Rooz
01-01-2008, 01:32 AM
bring on 2008 i say !!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/2154115740_ce9d9095a3_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2154115424_6fb6d36d2e_o.jpg

K1W1
01-01-2008, 02:07 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2278/2153365391_dbc82de14f_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 180 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode

Aldor88
01-01-2008, 09:25 AM
Happy 2008! I don't feel too Good :P.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/2154994080_2eedfc66f8_b.jpg

Turo
01-01-2008, 11:34 AM
Boredom can lead to creativity, made myself a new computer desktop background :D.


Wow, excellent shot!!! Very creative, I love the idea!

accord2003
01-01-2008, 01:43 PM
bring on 2008 i say !!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/2154115740_ce9d9095a3_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2154115424_6fb6d36d2e_o.jpg

Mr Rooz

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. very nice pictures.

jcon
01-01-2008, 01:48 PM
Here is one I took during the fireworks display here in town last night. I am a little dissapointed in my results, it was bitter cold and I was standing in a foot of snow, so was a little difficult. You can see the rest on my Flickr page here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiojphotography/sets/72157603598136678/



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2192/2154553859_30c650d938_b.jpg

hokeyguy
01-01-2008, 02:35 PM
Here is one I took during the fireworks display here in town last night. I am a little dissapointed in my results,
:confused:

Happy New Years!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/2156002780_cd3e846ce0.jpg

r3g
01-01-2008, 05:50 PM
1st pic of 2008. Me and my lady.

1/40sec , F/3.8, ISO800 , SB600 bounced off wall , heavy PP

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2285/2156627846_e1cd0f2298.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/2156627846/)

toriaj
01-01-2008, 08:41 PM
Jason, I don't know what you're talking about, your fireworks shots are the best I've ever seen! I love the way you show the rocky face. You have some amazing shots on Flickr but you deny us Large size :( and won't even let us make comments :(:( Great shots though.

Reggie, great capture, especially for a mirror shot. I might be showing my lack of technical expertise, but what is that thing behind your ear? :P And FWIW, I think the white glow from your girlfriend's shirt is a fake giveaway ... but you caught your girlfriend's great natural expression.

r3g
01-01-2008, 09:16 PM
wait huh a fake giveway??? oh and thats my new bluetooth headset :P

toriaj
01-01-2008, 09:40 PM
lol a bluetooth! Of course! I saw people in RadioShack wearing them once :D

Yeah, what I meant by the "fake giveaway" is that the glow from your girlfriend's shirt says to me (and I may be way off here) that you used blur in PP to remove the distracting background. If the white from the shirt hadn't leaked in, it wouldn't be nearly so obvious. But I know from experience how impossible it is to do that without getting the white to leak in.

I hope that made more sense :rolleyes: :D

Classic96
01-01-2008, 09:41 PM
Here is a Christmasy shot of my wife. Taken with the 18-135mm lens. SB-800 fired off camera via CLS through a white umbrella and a silver reflector camera left. Finally done editing all of my seasonal photos, thank god! Happy new year everyone!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2093/2156528091_bb1b6ddecc.jpg

jcon
01-01-2008, 09:55 PM
Jason, I don't know what you're talking about, your fireworks shots are the best I've ever seen! I love the way you show the rocky face. You have some amazing shots on Flickr but you deny us Large size :( and won't even let us make comments :(:( Great shots though.




Wow! Thank you very much, your compliment means alot, thank you! I dont like people downloading my images, so I dont allow larger sizes to be viewable, sorry:o

Reg, if I may make one small personal suggestion... clone out the camera, other than that, I think that is a great photo!

r3g
01-01-2008, 11:03 PM
lol a bluetooth! Of course! I saw people in RadioShack wearing them once :D

Yeah, what I meant by the "fake giveaway" is that the glow from your girlfriend's shirt says to me (and I may be way off here) that you used blur in PP to remove the distracting background. If the white from the shirt hadn't leaked in, it wouldn't be nearly so obvious. But I know from experience how impossible it is to do that without getting the white to leak in.

I hope that made more sense :rolleyes: :D


o0o you mean the rim of the jacket!! i was like o_O. yeah i noticed that but i wasnt going for technical in this pic so i left it alone.. BUT next time i decide to do a random mirror shot
ima make sure im more in the middle becuase the gold bar at the end of the mirror is killing me -____-.

thx jcon! i was thinking about giving the camera the axe but the photo-geek in me wouldnt allow me to lol. and the lady knows im a photo geek so she doesnt mind =D

K1W1
01-02-2008, 03:11 AM
The photo I was going to post. Lygon St, Carlton this afternoon.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2157288781_0d17677c75_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

and the one I just took. A Police helicopter circling overhead in an attempt to find arsonists who lit four bush fires (all now out) in our area this evening.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/2158062406_1a06c496e7_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

Aldor88
01-02-2008, 10:14 AM
Tried some water shots with longer exposures today.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2196/2158964616_121aa0e3f0_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/2158165745_51c82f6020_b.jpg

3In2Out
01-02-2008, 12:01 PM
I really like the first one Aldor

tfa8rva
01-02-2008, 04:12 PM
My first "Picture of the Day" post. Night shot of Richmond, VA.

Camera: Nikon D80 w/18-55
Exposure: 6 seconds
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Erad
01-02-2008, 05:56 PM
had some time today to take my son to the playground and play. took some shots of him and i thought this one came out pretty good, he actually posed for me today.

1/200th sec at F/3.5, heavy pp

AllanC
01-02-2008, 06:43 PM
haven't posted a pic for a long time. this is an old one i came across today which i kinda like.

toriaj
01-02-2008, 07:56 PM
I've been a little short on photogenic subjects lately ... or is it just short on inspiration? Anyway, this is my first post-worthy shot in a long time.

C&C appreciated, as always.
70 mm, 1/90 sec., f/8, ISO 200
32010

EddieRock
01-02-2008, 08:03 PM
Here is one I took during the fireworks display here in town last night. I am a little dissapointed in my results, it was bitter cold and I was standing in a foot of snow, so was a little difficult. You can see the rest on my Flickr page here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiojphotography/sets/72157603598136678/



Jason, the photos look great. It's hard to shoot them with that much wind but it make for an interesting effect when the firework is on it's way in the air.

One recommendation, Have your shutter open longer so you can get the firework from launch to end of explosion. Also it's cool to get 3-5 in one shot. Sometimes a 5+ second shutter speed is necessary.

again, great shots. I love shotting fireworks!

jcon
01-02-2008, 08:18 PM
I shot with a shutter of 12 seconds....

EddieRock
01-02-2008, 08:43 PM
Wow! Did the fireworks have large delays between them?

How windy was it there? It looks like there was some wind, but with 12 seconds, it may not have been.

Did you try any at 30 seconds?

Ed

K1W1
01-02-2008, 09:03 PM
I've been a little short on photogenic subjects lately ... or is it just short on inspiration? Anyway, this is my first post-worthy shot in a long time.



I'm confused by that shot (in a nice way).
When it first opened I thought it was a sea shore shot with white surf foam in the lower left corner. Then I noticed the "foam" on top of the hill on the right, then I seem to recall that Wyoming is land locked and it's the middle of your winter and I'm sure it snowed on Kevin Costner when he was dancing with wolves somewhere near Wyoming so now I assume that the white stuff is snow.

:D:D:D

jcon
01-02-2008, 09:30 PM
Wow! Did the fireworks have large delays between them?

How windy was it there? It looks like there was some wind, but with 12 seconds, it may not have been.

Did you try any at 30 seconds?

Ed

No, just 10-15 seconds. And I dont believe it was all that windy, just bitter cold and standing in a foot of snow. Sometimes there was a delay in the fireworks but nothing major.

toriaj
01-02-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm confused by that shot (in a nice way).
When it first opened I thought it was a sea shore shot with white surf foam in the lower left corner. Then I noticed the "foam" on top of the hill on the right, then I seem to recall that Wyoming is land locked and it's the middle of your winter and I'm sure it snowed on Kevin Costner when he was dancing with wolves somewhere near Wyoming so now I assume that the white stuff is snow.

:D:D:D

Thanks K1W1, you made me laugh right out loud. Yep, it's snow, probably more real than whatever snowed on Kevin Costner :D

LR Max
01-03-2008, 11:22 AM
I don't like to brag, but I do believe this one turned out pretty good.

BTW, this is the USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor (South Carolina, you know where the war of northern aggression started :p)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2182/2160295245_d5f1f86290.jpg

JBO
01-03-2008, 03:53 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/DSC_1074.jpg

Cheers!
2008

leyo04
01-03-2008, 04:22 PM
I don't like to brag, but I do believe this one turned out pretty good.

BTW, this is the USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor (South Carolina, you know where the war of northern aggression started :p)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2182/2160295245_d5f1f86290.jpg

very nice indeed.

my share..
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/001%20Macro%20Shots/80_200mm.jpg

fionndruinne
01-03-2008, 04:46 PM
Reg, I know I arrived late, but I really like that shot with your lady. Very natural and nicely captured moment.

XaiLo
01-03-2008, 07:18 PM
Congrats LeYo :)

bobc4d
01-03-2008, 08:25 PM
Thanks K1W1, you made me laugh right out loud. Yep, it's snow, probably more real than whatever snowed on Kevin Costner :D

oh man, I thought the same thing, that it was a sea shore shot. then I read K1W1's post and felt like a dunce. re-looked at your pic and see it is snow. (not something we get much of in this part of texas)

K1W1
01-03-2008, 11:47 PM
oh man, I thought the same thing, that it was a sea shore shot. then I read K1W1's post and felt like a dunce. re-looked at your pic and see it is snow. (not something we get much of in this part of texas)

I reckon that if that image was cropped so the right side was removed (make it portrait not landscape) people would have a real hard time knowing that it was not a seashore. The way the snow is on the ground on the lower left is exactly like a receding wave.

Aldor88
01-04-2008, 08:04 AM
Composition could be better but i love these colours :).
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2147/2166283768_b6a12d8d0b_b.jpg

New lens LeYo? congrats if so :)

dxrocnxj
01-04-2008, 09:04 AM
Composition could be better but i love these colours :).


as do i i think the ice at the bottom really makes it as well

hankbeblazin
01-04-2008, 01:53 PM
My first "Picture of the Day" post. Night shot of Richmond, VA.

Camera: Nikon D80 w/18-55
Exposure: 6 seconds
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Nice Job.

thats a great place to take a picture of richmond, i love going up there right before sunset try it sometime you get some great pictures. make sure there are clouds

tfa8rva
01-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Nice Job.

thats a great place to take a picture of richmond, i love going up there right before sunset try it sometime you get some great pictures. make sure there are clouds

Thanks. I'm going to hit some more spots around Richmond this weekend. I just need to pick up a better tripod.

VTEC_EATER
01-04-2008, 05:14 PM
This is the Baha'i House of Worship. Being an Architect, I have always thought this building was really cool so I decided to take some pictures of it.

toriaj
01-04-2008, 07:40 PM
I reckon that if that image was cropped so the right side was removed (make it portrait not landscape) people would have a real hard time knowing that it was not a seashore. The way the snow is on the ground on the lower left is exactly like a receding wave.

That's really interesting, thanks for the comments. I actually thought it was a seascape myself when I saw it out of the corner of my eye (while multi-tasking.) Funny what our eyes tell us sometimes. If anyone is interested in a different version of that pic, it's the first one in my Flickr link below.

Rooz
01-04-2008, 07:59 PM
Composition could be better but i love these colours :).

you are becoming quite the landscape specialist. another great shot.

teko
01-05-2008, 01:20 AM
Wow, this thread has plenty of nice photos.


A newbie's photo here...

D40X with 18-55mm
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18mm

http://lh4.google.ca/tekoteko/R3s94XtnOhI/AAAAAAAAAEg/yosNQXK7dqU/s800/DSC_1395.jpg

Rooz
01-05-2008, 01:32 AM
oh damn ! i've been hanging for someone to get an underwater case and post pics. thats great ! how are you finding it ?

K1W1
01-05-2008, 01:50 AM
Are you sure that it's not an Aquarium shot?

dxrocnxj
01-05-2008, 03:01 AM
i think its an aquarium shot.

anyways.
i hit my first awesome shot with the "nifty fifty" today.
this is my girlfriend and her mother.
the mom loved it so much she went with me to get it printed.
a nice 8x10 of it on their wall in the living room.
im becoming a household name :D

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Random/DSC_0014-2.jpg

K1W1
01-05-2008, 03:32 AM
20 litres of your best mountain spring water please.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2168458210_66e093c141_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 400
18-55 kit lens

rawpaw18
01-05-2008, 04:18 AM
Richard, time to change copyright date.
Have you found in Lightroom where you can change fonts for that?

K1W1
01-05-2008, 04:22 AM
Thanks.
No to the Lightroom question although I think people have developed ways of doing it via overlays or something now. I must actually read some of the Lightroom forums.

teko
01-05-2008, 01:27 PM
oh damn ! i've been hanging for someone to get an underwater case and post pics. thats great ! how are you finding it ?


Are you sure that it's not an Aquarium shot?

Yup, it was shot in the Vancouver Aquarium :)

scottman_00
01-05-2008, 03:32 PM
new at this...which is better? what else could i have done?

cincyimages
01-05-2008, 09:11 PM
Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter: 5s
Aperture: f8
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm

Interior of Union Terminal
Cincinnati, Ohio
Train Station & Museum
http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/91265557/original.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Good to see cincyimages posting here again.
One of the inspirations for me here - not only from a purely photographic
point of view - but also helped me decide on the D80, and re-kindled my interest in this forum.
:)

jcon
01-06-2008, 12:50 AM
Welcome back cincyimages!!!

rawpaw18
01-06-2008, 04:47 AM
Cincy, good to see you around.

Scottman,
I prefer the B&W, looks like you did a little more editing on that one.
Both images seem a little crooked, might be the angle you shot but
the lightpost is a give away.

rawpaw18
01-06-2008, 06:34 AM
Early Morning before sunrise.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/2171937768_accfce352d_o.jpg

cincyimages
01-06-2008, 08:33 AM
Thanks all for the kind words...

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter: 10s
Aperture: f13
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm

Nada Restaurant (Mexican Fusion)
Cincinnati, Ohio
http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/91265542/original.jpg

dxrocnxj
01-06-2008, 11:11 AM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/At%20Rest/DSC_0159.jpg

Rooz
01-06-2008, 02:35 PM
Early Morning before sunrise.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/2171937768_accfce352d_o.jpg

man you get some gorgeous colours out your way. beautiful scene.

wilson44512
01-06-2008, 02:42 PM
http://i6.tinypic.com/8e6fuqa.jpg

K1W1
01-06-2008, 02:45 PM
man you get some gorgeous colours out your way. beautiful scene.

+1
I would love to swap some of our brown, brown, or occasional sunburnt green for colours like that.

rawpaw18
01-06-2008, 03:04 PM
+1
I would love to swap some of our brown, brown, or occasional sunburnt green for colours like that.

Oh that is what I got too, that is why I got out early to shoot the sky.
These colors only last a few minutes and then they are gone.

TNB
01-06-2008, 04:39 PM
oh damn ! i've been hanging for someone to get an underwater case and post pics. thats great ! how are you finding it ?
Now that can make the hobby very expensive. I met a medical doctor not that long ago into underwater photography--she uses a D200. Her last trip was $25K though it was a week long. Another person I know who also uses a D200 is in Hawaii right now--I asked him to show me a few underwater pics when after his return. We also spoke about how the same case "might" work for a D300 since the buttons appear to be in the same place--one downside is that the housings are rather "body" specific.


i hit my first awesome shot with the "nifty fifty" today.
this is my girlfriend and her mother.
the mom loved it so much she went with me to get it printed.
a nice 8x10 of it on their wall in the living room.
im becoming a household name :D
Scored a few points with the future mother-in-law. :D


Oh that is what I got too, that is why I got out early to shoot the sky.
These colors only last a few minutes and then they are gone.
Isn't it that way for most places? I know it is around here.

Since it has been rainy/windy all weekend--just captured a quick shot of one of the cats up on the quarter scale R/C car. I tried to get a shot of the other but he did the cat thing--moved.

http://image2-8.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Gd93888.jpg

K1W1
01-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Now that can make the hobby very expensive. I met a medical doctor not that long ago into underwater photography--she uses a D200. Her last trip was $25K though it was a week long. Another person I know who also uses a D200 is in Hawaii right now--I asked him to show me a few underwater pics when after his return. We also spoke about how the same case "might" work for a D300 since the buttons appear to be in the same place--one downside is that the housings are rather "body" specific.


I've used underwater SLR (pre digital) cases and they are huge and unwieldy because not only do you need the actual camera body but you also need at least one and preferably two external strobes mounted on remote arms. Unless you take underwater photos for a living or have an endless supply of money using a SLR is mind blowingly expensive. Most people I know now use P&S cameras in underwater housings (Olympus and Canon and I think Sony make 40 metre rated cases) because of the smaller size and ease of use with the LCD screen to frame images (try holding and SLR in a case to your eye with a mask on 40 metres underwater in a current!).
I just wish Nikon would reintroduce the Nikonos range in digital. I would buy one in a flash not only for diving but also for general use on motorbikes and tramping and bouncing around in the Land Rover.

Rooz
01-06-2008, 05:35 PM
Now that can make the hobby very expensive. I met a medical doctor not that long ago into underwater photography--she uses a D200. Her last trip was $25K though it was a week long. Another person I know who also uses a D200 is in Hawaii right now--I asked him to show me a few underwater pics when after his return. We also spoke about how the same case "might" work for a D300 since the buttons appear to be in the same place--one downside is that the housings are rather "body" specific.



one of my favourite flickr photographers uses the d200 underwater kit. his results are nothing short of completely and utterly breathtaking. the man is a genius. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerb/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerb/)


just missed the focus point in this one. but i love the lighting and dof.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2186/2173746164_ec07abf85d_o.jpg

AllanC
01-06-2008, 05:40 PM
all i can say is wow rooz. was this using the r1 set up? what focal length was this taken at?

TNB
01-06-2008, 07:24 PM
one of my favourite flickr photographers uses the d200 underwater kit. his results are nothing short of completely and utterly breathtaking. the man is a genius. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerb/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerb/)


just missed the focus point in this one. but i love the lighting and dof.

Thanks for the link. That guy has some very nice photos though you are still the "bug" man around here. ;)

If you keep this up, I may have to order an R1 and go out of my way to find some bugs. Of course, around here everyone would think I was with CSI--Then again, I'll probably be meeting up with one of the local CSIs at the upcoming CanonUSA/Class! sponsered workshop. Don't worry, the CSI shoots Nikon.

Anyone attending PMA at the end of the month?

cincyimages
01-06-2008, 08:38 PM
Rooz, fantastic photo. Please fill these in and post above your photo so we can all learn.

Camera:
ISO:
Focal Length:
Shutter:
Aperture:
Lens:

swpars
01-06-2008, 08:48 PM
Rooz, I love the color saturation in your latest bug shot. The background really makes the eyes pop out.

tfa8rva
01-06-2008, 10:11 PM
Skydiving in Westpoint, VA.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 180mm
Shutter: 1/400
Aperture: F/5.6
Lens: 55-200VR

Classic96
01-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Shot of my daughter today in the park. Taken with the 50mm f/1.4 and 1 SB-800 fired via CLS camera right.

f/3.5
1/640
ISO 100
Flash at 1/2 power through 45" white umbrella

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2318/2173993646_bc5a4307cb_o.jpg

Rooz
01-07-2008, 05:32 AM
beautiful shot classic. awesome lighting.

here's a reminder to anyone who doesn;t already have the nifty nifty...GET IT ! :mad: :D

phatkid77
01-07-2008, 12:08 PM
my first child

Geoff Chandler
01-07-2008, 12:14 PM
beautiful shot classic. awesome lighting.

here's a reminder to anyone who doesn;t already have the nifty nifty...GET IT ! :mad: :D
?Wot is a 'nifty nifty'? Is it the 50mm lens??

Rooz
01-07-2008, 12:17 PM
my first child

congratulations. :)

yes geoff, nifty fifty is the 50mm f1.8.

rawpaw18
01-07-2008, 12:38 PM
my first child

Mals Congratulations don't be a stranger.

toriaj
01-07-2008, 08:07 PM
Aw Rooz, your lil' guy is growing up! He looks much older than the last time I "saw" him ...

tfa8rva
01-07-2008, 10:33 PM
Dusk over the Rappahannock River. I wish it looked this nice all the time.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 23mm
Shutter: 15 Sec.
Aperture: F/7.1
Lens: 18-55mm
A smidge of PP

Geoff Chandler
01-09-2008, 04:30 PM
My Son's school concert,
< he's the Lead Alto on the left <
Taken on the D80 using custom WB and the Sigma 17-70 @50mm
800ISO & 13th sec f4.5
Took quite a few pics all at High ISO - I worked between 800 and 1250 that night and kept switching between lenses as a lot of what I wanted was at
the join between the two.:rolleyes:
(Image reposted with one I resized at home)

Rooz
01-09-2008, 04:45 PM
Dusk over the Rappahannock River. I wish it looked this nice all the time.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 23mm
Shutter: 15 Sec.
Aperture: F/7.1
Lens: 18-55mm
A smidge of PP

thats a beautiful image.

tfa8rva
01-09-2008, 05:07 PM
thats a beautiful image.

After checking out all your pics, this means a lot coming from you. Thanks.

Geoff Chandler
01-10-2008, 01:39 AM
Another one of my Son at his School concert - this one
taken using the Sigma 70 - 300 @ 180mm
50th sec, (held steady) f4.5, ISO1250
Here he's playing the Baritone Sax
Again, Custom WB using a scrap of white paper, no flash (mixed lighting - deep joy!!)
BTW - I reposted the previous shot as I had tried to resize the image at work and it ruined the sharpness - I think it looks much better now

Geoff Chandler
01-10-2008, 01:48 AM
& his favourite instrument - his 5 string Bass
This was particularly low light, and the band were moving around
quite a bit - but I got this moment on ISO1000 30th sec @135mm
(=200mm equiv) really held steady (no VR on the Sigma 70 - 300)
I am now considering a 28 - 200 bridging lens which I would use at
concerts such as this

LR Max
01-10-2008, 08:26 AM
I've got a ton of funny pictures of ole' John Boy here. I'll go through them tonight and maybe throw one or two up.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2335/2181326209_e19360b0bc.jpg

TDI-Guy
01-10-2008, 08:59 AM
Hello, I'm new to the forum here.
Here is my first posting with a pic I took with my new D300.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/crop5.jpg

tfa8rva
01-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Pamunkey River near West Point, Virginia.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter: 1/60th
Aperture: F/10
Lens: 18-55mm w/polarizer
A smidge of PP

SharonD
01-10-2008, 05:14 PM
Canadian Robin headshot taken in the fall. Wish her whole beak was in focus.

45mm, ISO 200, f/8, 1/60 sec, handheld:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/2183042809_70ff30aa1d.jpg

Rooz
01-10-2008, 05:24 PM
Hello, I'm new to the forum here.
Here is my first posting with a pic I took with my new D300.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/crop5.jpg

welcome and thanks for posting a beautiful image. the subdued lighting you used is sublime. oh...and the gorgeous creature in the image aint half bad either. :p:D

TDI-Guy
01-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Thanks, that`s my wife BTW:p

I did do a bit of shadowing here and there to get the lighting right and a fair bit of liquify in PS.:D

original shot.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/crop6.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/crop5.jpg

Rooz
01-10-2008, 06:19 PM
Thanks, that`s my wife BTW:p




ok...no need to show of now. :mad: ;)

the PP is really well done. i like the way you added the warmth to her legs. was that a just a WB adjustment or did you do something else ?

TDI-Guy
01-10-2008, 07:11 PM
basically I just played with the dodge and burn tools, the healing brush tool and that`s about it besides the liquify portion.

I`m not familiar enough with all the new tips and tricks of PS so I go with what I know.

oldschool I guess:cool:

LR Max
01-10-2008, 08:38 PM
Hello, I'm new to the forum here.
Here is my first posting with a pic I took with my new D300.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/crop5.jpg

Thread winner.

The rest of us can stop now. Thats pretty damn good right there.

r3g
01-10-2008, 08:45 PM
+1! And to think I was going to post a shot today:rolleyes:

hankbeblazin
01-10-2008, 09:39 PM
i love the picture TDI. this isnt directed towards you TDI it just popped in my head. i have a question though. when is it photography, and when is it picture manipulation? i can understand lightening, cloning out a pole, adjusting colors, and so on. when people start manipulating wrinkles, bad backrounds, and totally changing someone's appearance does that constitute as photography?

does anyone else have a problem with this. i watched a video on youtube of a model shoot and then watched someone in photoshop totally distort how the model looked to make her pretty....

Geoff Chandler
01-10-2008, 10:47 PM
Thanks, that`s my wife BTW:p

I did do a bit of shadowing here and there to get the lighting right and a fair bit of liquify in PS.:D


My wife would have killed me for posting the unedited shot:D - however
respect to your wife she looks great in the orig shot, no need for PP on her - BUT it is an interesting project never the less, and I like the way the sofa/bed?? covering looks more luminous in the PP shot. The tanning on the skin is clever too.
Nice one
:cool:

Rooz
01-10-2008, 11:36 PM
excuse the sloppy cloning work on the tip of his wing at the top. :o i'm going to have to dedicate some time to improving my PP skills. not a bad picture, more of an experiment really. i like the way the lighing worked in this one. was trying to figure out if i could light just one part of the background and have the other half dark. not sure whats going on with the bokeh in this one though. looks a little funny and not really sure why. :confused: the front bottom right has a leaf in the foreground which was quite close so i kinda get that one. but the back middle left green bit looks wierd.

sbr1 off cam behind subject angled to left away from subject with softbox to highlight some green foliage but keep the right side distractions dark.
sbr2 mounted, no diffuser directly at subject.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2335/2184741142_7ef7d36889_o.jpg

r3g
01-11-2008, 02:33 AM
Rooz 1680x10xx that for me kthx :D

rawpaw18
01-11-2008, 04:35 AM
I've got a ton of funny pictures of ole' John Boy here. I'll go through them tonight and maybe throw one or two up.




Great classic shot, love the photog in the background
getting a great shot of the back of his head.

And Rooz, nothing else left to say, your macro work is amazing

herc182
01-11-2008, 05:05 AM
been meaning to post a shot for a while now.

This is two one shot with two WB. Used a cool WB for the sky and as shot for the lighting. combined them in photoshop.

32334

TDI-Guy
01-11-2008, 05:42 AM
i love the picture TDI. this isnt directed towards you TDI it just popped in my head. i have a question though. when is it photography, and when is it picture manipulation? i can understand lightening, cloning out a pole, adjusting colors, and so on. when people start manipulating wrinkles, bad backrounds, and totally changing someone's appearance does that constitute as photography?

does anyone else have a problem with this. i watched a video on youtube of a model shoot and then watched someone in photoshop totally distort how the model looked to make her pretty....

I understand exactly how you feel, I'm the same. Though I'm considering myself a little older (graduated college in 92) I'm more of a traditional photographer, snap the best pic you can with all the experience you've accumulated.

The PP I sometime call cheating!!
All the women's magazines directed at young girls telling them they should look like "this" is what really gets me.

I do appreciate some image manipulation though, this exersice was to see if I could actually do it as I've never "really" tried to liquify someone to look "better" then they allready are.

If you really want to see the power of liquify, go to youtube and type "photoshop magic" the video is of a voluptious women transformed into... well a "hotie" is nothing short of impressive.

thanks for all the feedback folks, glad I found this forum.

Now I just have to figure out how to do really good HDRs

Geoff Chandler
01-11-2008, 08:24 AM
excuse the sloppy cloning work on the tip of his wing at the top. :o i'm going to have to dedicate some time to improving my PP skills. not a bad picture, more of an experiment really. i like the way the lighing worked in this one. was trying to figure out if i could light just one part of the background and have the other half dark. not sure whats going on with the bokeh in this one though. looks a little funny and not really sure why. :confused: the front bottom right has a leaf in the foreground which was quite close so i kinda get that one. but the back middle left green bit looks wierd.

sbr1 off cam behind subject angled to left away from subject with softbox to highlight some green foliage but keep the right side distractions dark.
sbr2 mounted, no diffuser directly at subject.


Rooz - you took the pic - you may spot any so called 'flaws' in it
I see an amazing shot!! :cool:

Geoff Chandler
01-11-2008, 08:26 AM
been meaning to post a shot for a while now.

This is two one shot with two WB. Used a cool WB for the sky and as shot for the lighting. combined them in photoshop.


I love the way you did this photo and I feel inspired to dabble a bit also now
Nice job

philwojo
01-11-2008, 11:03 AM
First off great shots everyone, I haven't been around in quite a while. Thought I might post something from this past summer. Hopefully I can try and post some more images on a regular basis.

D50 70-300mm Nikkor VR
F4.8
1/1250
122mm

Straight out of the camera, just cropped:

http://www.philwojo.com/images/closeup.jpg

Phil

Prospero
01-11-2008, 02:09 PM
been meaning to post a shot for a while now.

This is two one shot with two WB. Used a cool WB for the sky and as shot for the lighting. combined them in photoshop.

32334

Nice. I have been experimenting with something like that a while ago, but then by blending the two pictures with different whitebalances and exposures with Photomatix instead of photoshop. That would have been High Whitebalance Range (HWR) photography, which would give warm shadows and cooler sky (or vice versa). The results weren't nearly as good, though.

hankbeblazin
01-11-2008, 02:21 PM
If you really want to see the power of liquify, go to youtube and type "photoshop magic" the video is of a voluptious women transformed into... well a "hotie" is nothing short of impressive.


yeah this was the video i was talking about. this is the kind of thing that pisses me off. this is why teenagers are making themselves puke. every teen should watch this, hell every woman and then they might see whats really going on

what exactly did you do with the dodge and burn tool? i'm not very good with layers i just take pictures and slightly modify them for "pop"

TDI-Guy
01-11-2008, 05:00 PM
couldn't of kept it simpler, I selected either the dodge or burn tool, set the flow pretty low and kept the range at default (midtones i think) and just basically "painted" around the areas that I wanted darker or lighter.

Heck I just made a copy of my original layer and worked right on it.
One layer, two tools with low "power" and just went at it until I was satisfied.

Might of played with the levels but I can't even remember, If I did it was very little.

Give it a try, you could be pleasantly surprised :D

K1W1
01-11-2008, 05:11 PM
i love the picture TDI. this isnt directed towards you TDI it just popped in my head. i have a question though. when is it photography, and when is it picture manipulation? i can understand lightening, cloning out a pole, adjusting colors, and so on. when people start manipulating wrinkles, bad backrounds, and totally changing someone's appearance does that constitute as photography?

does anyone else have a problem with this.

You should start a new thread on this subject. It will make for a very interesting discussion.

hankbeblazin
01-11-2008, 06:15 PM
i took your advice K1W1

sunset picture i took today sorry so big i tried the smaller version it wasnt very appealing
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2186646120_e1668149cd_b.jpg

accord2003
01-11-2008, 08:15 PM
This was taken last month at Banff National Park in Canada.

It was cloudy and snowing that day. This is a HDR pic. Lots of snow everywhere. I used HDR thinking it might bring out more contrast. Comments are appreciated.