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tfa8rva
01-11-2008, 09:05 PM
i took your advice K1W1

sunset picture i took today sorry so big i tried the smaller version it wasnt very appealing


Hey, I know that spot.

hankbeblazin
01-11-2008, 09:12 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.

i love winter pictures i dont know why they are always so beautiful (with snow that is) nice job accord

TFA, yeah that spot is one of the best

Rooz
01-12-2008, 01:35 AM
my first real attempt at using the 10-20 for people shots. i quite like the way this turned out actually. i think with a little, (well mayb alot), more practice i can get some decent shots. thanks kiwi...you opened up a little world to me here with this lens. :)

TheWengler
01-12-2008, 01:43 AM
I like this one a lot Rooz. Very nice.

herc182
01-12-2008, 02:44 AM
Nice shot rooz. Looks like the D300 can capture a high dynamic range looking at how it retained the colour in the sky.

Rooz
01-12-2008, 02:50 AM
there's some flash in the shot.
EDIT: sorry, my mistake. just checked, no flash in that one.

K1W1
01-12-2008, 03:27 AM
thanks kiwi...you opened up a little world to me here with this lens. :)

More to the point is Mrs Rooz happy? :D

And just for interest what is the physical distance between the front lens and your son?

Rooz
01-12-2008, 03:47 AM
More to the point is Mrs Rooz happy? :D

And just for interest what is the physical distance between the front lens and your son?

she thinks its "pretty good". :rolleyes: lol :p
distance is around 5m.

rawpaw18
01-13-2008, 06:38 AM
Hey SharonD,
Got me thinking of a couple of foul shots I may or may not have
posted before. Hope its the latter.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2058/2188815583_e0d7ec9333_o.jpg
1/1000", f/2.8, ISO 200, 200mm, CW

Prospero
01-13-2008, 08:04 AM
Nice shot, Rich. Great composition and bokeh.

Rooz, nice job with the Sigma. Shows that the lens can be used for a lot more than just landscapes.

Accord, nice HDR. Beautiful colours and compositon. I would use a bit more light smoothing or a lower strength to get less halooing in the sky above the trees. Also, it might be better to raise the brightness of the snow by using layers in photoshop to make the snow a bit more white.

accord2003
01-13-2008, 12:36 PM
Nice shot, Rich. Great composition and bokeh.

Rooz, nice job with the Sigma. Shows that the lens can be used for a lot more than just landscapes.

Accord, nice HDR. Beautiful colours and compositon. I would use a bit more light smoothing or a lower strength to get less halooing in the sky above the trees. Also, it might be better to raise the brightness of the snow by using layers in photoshop to make the snow a bit more white.

Thank you Hankbeblazin and Prospero.

Prospero. thank for your tips. I will try them tonight. Sadly, I do not have photoshop yet. I have only Lightroom.

While you are here, can I ask for opinion on this shot. I think this one the clouds are better. I am not sure if I pushed the strength too much on the ship. your comments are appreciated.

tfa8rva
01-13-2008, 03:55 PM
Thank you Hankbeblazin and Prospero.

Prospero. thank for your tips. I will try them tonight. Sadly, I do not have photoshop yet. I have only Lightroom.

While you are here, can I ask for opinion on this shot. I think this one the clouds are better. I am not sure if I pushed the strength too much on the ship. your comments are appreciated.

I like how you got the ship and Atlantis in the background.

Turo
01-13-2008, 08:03 PM
My attempt at being 'artsy':

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

toriaj
01-13-2008, 08:14 PM
While you are here, can I ask for opinion on this shot. I think this one the clouds are better. I am not sure if I pushed the strength too much on the ship. your comments are appreciated.

I think the ship looks great. It's the aqua-green-blue colors in the sky, trees, and posts that look over-done to me. Still, a great job, good candidate for HDR IMO :)

Rooz
01-13-2008, 08:33 PM
My attempt at being 'artsy':



very nice. i like it.

TNB
01-13-2008, 10:36 PM
Those poor ducks look cold.... Here it was too windy for the balloons to fly, so I settled for a some track action at the local speedway instead.

http://image2-7.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ec87117.jpg

Viky
01-13-2008, 11:05 PM
here's a reminder to anyone who doesn;t already have the nifty nifty...GET IT ! :mad: :D

Oh! he's lookin so cute!

very nice capture & good use of dof!

This shot reminded me to take out my 50 1.8 which had been living a stale life in the dark confines of my camera bag:)

toriaj
01-13-2008, 11:13 PM
What do you think?
20 mm, 1/180 sec., f/16, ISO 200
32420

Geoff Chandler
01-13-2008, 11:59 PM
What do you think?
20 mm, 1/180 sec., f/16, ISO 200

Great effect :cool:- love it! Goes against the rules with the lighting
but you pulled it off - so who cares!?

ae86gtv16
01-14-2008, 02:28 AM
Just wanted to share a photo from today.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D70S%20Images/JDM%20Theory/f8883bc5.jpg

Rooz
01-14-2008, 04:16 AM
What do you think?
20 mm, 1/180 sec., f/16, ISO 200

absolutely awesome. i love that shot. its PERFECT the way it is.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2192380692_9afefc91bd_o.jpg

philwojo
01-14-2008, 07:07 AM
I'll try another one here, this is from this past summer at the Cubs game. I was on the rooftops out over the right field wall.

70-300mm Nikkor w/VR @ 300mm
1/640
F5.6
Straight out of the camera, no cropping or processing:

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

Phil

toriaj
01-14-2008, 08:06 AM
Thanks, Rooz and Geoff, glad you like it!
Rooz, I love the colors in your shot.
Philwojo, that's great that your 70-300 was able to get you so close to the action. It looks like maybe the resizing lost some detail in the shot? So far, the best tool I have for resizing is the PictureProject that came with our cameras :)

philwojo
01-14-2008, 08:30 AM
I love the VR on the 70-300, without it I could not use a 70-300 I just shake to much.

I just use PSP-X and resized it, but I am sure it did lose some details, but overall I'd be happy if I wanted to print something like that out.

Not my best shot of the day, but I liked this one, and I like D. Lee.

Phil

aparmley
01-14-2008, 09:35 AM
Took a trip down to the St. Louis Riverfront with some photog-buddies on Saturday, hard to pick only one shot of the Arch:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/2189703577_3598ffdefb_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2043/2190477706_5f8c204997.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/2189680499_1346208e92.jpg

hankbeblazin
01-14-2008, 10:45 AM
Thank you Hankbeblazin and Prospero.

Prospero. thank for your tips. I will try them tonight. Sadly, I do not have photoshop yet. I have only Lightroom.

While you are here, can I ask for opinion on this shot. I think this one the clouds are better. I am not sure if I pushed the strength too much on the ship. your comments are appreciated.

i didnt notice that was Nassau i was just there a month ago. when did you go?

Turo
01-14-2008, 05:01 PM
Bored in the car....

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

Rooz
01-14-2008, 06:37 PM
Took a trip down to the St. Louis Riverfront with some photog-buddies on Saturday, hard to pick only one shot of the Arch:

that first ones a ripper.

toriaj
01-14-2008, 07:49 PM
I just use PSP-X and resized it, but I am sure it did lose some details,

I use PSP-X too. I stopped using it for resizing because of the loss of quality when resizing. So now I actually re-import it into PProj, re-sharpen if I remember, and export it resized... not a great solution but it's worth it to me.

aparmley (adam? Is that right?) I love the sky in #1.

StuartN
01-14-2008, 09:10 PM
I like it, especially the detail of the grain... Looks like a late model 3 series :D


Bored in the car....

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

accord2003
01-14-2008, 09:59 PM
i didnt notice that was Nassau i was just there a month ago. when did you go?

I was there the first week of Dec. Were you on the same boat? that would be wild :)

I recalled you liked snow. Here is another picture :)

accord2003
01-14-2008, 10:09 PM
I think the ship looks great. It's the aqua-green-blue colors in the sky, trees, and posts that look over-done to me. Still, a great job, good candidate for HDR IMO :)

Thanks Toriaj for the comment. I will experiment further.

hankbeblazin
01-14-2008, 10:53 PM
I was there the first week of Dec. Were you on the same boat? that would be wild :)

I recalled you liked snow. Here is another picture :)


no i wasnt on the same boat i was on the carnival glory from dec 8-16th i think. in nassau around the 9th i believe.

i do like snow thanks for that new picture i love it

dxrocnxj
01-14-2008, 10:58 PM
manually focused self portrait. haha.
just loving my 50mm. :)

http://a6.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_0b91471760d430e648872a49608846bd.jpg

XaiLo
01-14-2008, 11:19 PM
nice dylan ;)

esp
01-15-2008, 01:37 AM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/ezperkins/DSC_0051.jpg

This was the first day I got my d40x. I was using a 55 -200mm.

rawpaw18
01-15-2008, 04:29 AM
Welcome to the forum ESP,
but I guess you already knew I was going to say that:D

rawpaw18
01-15-2008, 05:02 AM
I'll try another one here, this is from this past summer at the Cubs game. I was on the rooftops out over the right field wall.

Phil

If you guys get B Rob, as has been rumured, my whole family will be
distraught. Take in some farm team games and get close to the action.
Got a few from the O's A ball club Delmarva Shorebirds on flickr.

1/1000", F/3.5, 180mm, ISO 1600, CW, heavy crop
32440

philwojo
01-15-2008, 06:43 AM
I will have to look in to that other program for resizing stuff, I don't post a lot to the web though.

I do need to get to some minor league games, there are at least 2 in the area but I haven't been to a game yet, would love to go maybe this year.

I'll try another, this is from my wife and I's cruise in 2006 to the Med, this was on our stop in Egypt. I had all of about 3 seconds to take this picture so it's not great, but I think it turned out o.k. Plus, I had only had my camera about 3 weeks at that point and since I haven't been shooting SLR before this I am happy with the results. Knowing what I know now from reading on here I think that some fill flash would have been helpful.

D50 Kit lens @ 32mm
1/800
f4.4

http://www.philwojo.com/images/laura.sphinx.jpg

Phil

tfa8rva
01-15-2008, 07:23 AM
Bored in the car....


I like how this picture has you taking the pic in one lens, and the someone driving the car in the other lens. Really cool.

SharonD
01-15-2008, 11:44 AM
Hey SharonD,
Got me thinking of a couple of foul shots I may or may not have
posted before. Hope its the latter.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2058/2188815583_e0d7ec9333_o.jpg
1/1000", f/2.8, ISO 200, 200mm, CW

Love the ducks going in different directions, Richard, but this shot you took of the geese taking off is my 2nd favourite in your gallery.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2188805387&size=o

Would really love to get some action shots like that of birds in flight eventually. I'd also love to try that 70-200 of yours...... :)

Geoff Chandler
01-15-2008, 02:54 PM
Here's something a little different: -
It's a backup Generator in a cubicle (soundproofed).
Part of my White balance in Kelvin learning curve.
I used my Nikon D80 with Sigma 17 - 70 at widest angle, set to f4.5
Hand held at 8th sec (held steady!) ISO 640 - 0.7ev and centre weighted
If I remember right the Colour temp was 3800K - it was Fluorescent lights
so it's a tad tricky with the slight fluoro green - but this is unaltered, aside
from a resize. I should check out the colour range in Fluoro to see if there
are close matches in colour temps but with the green, fluoro, skew (adds magenta).
I was very pleased with the results though as it is very much as it should look.

TNB
01-15-2008, 03:13 PM
Another shot from Sunday....

http://image2-1.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Li20971.jpg

toriaj
01-15-2008, 04:00 PM
Geoff, looks like you really have this manual WB thing down! The colors there look very real.

cincyimages
01-15-2008, 06:48 PM
Still having some wide angle fun.

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

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/91639879/original.jpg

toriaj
01-15-2008, 09:38 PM
wow!! Did you use HDR? or PP to get those colors/lighting? Great work!

Geoff Chandler
01-15-2008, 10:55 PM
Still having some wide angle fun.

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



Lovely view and wonderfully exposed too,
Must get myself a 10 -20 lens sometime
Great stuff!!

erichlund
01-16-2008, 08:48 AM
wow!! Did you use HDR? or PP to get those colors/lighting? Great work!

Or, dare I say it, a physically supported camera (tripod, monopod, beanbag, church rail?) and a longer exposure.

Turo
01-16-2008, 09:46 AM
I like it, especially the detail of the grain... Looks like a late model 3 series :D

Good call!!!

Turo
01-16-2008, 10:20 AM
Her dog looks hungry....

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/lindsey3.jpg

cincyimages
01-16-2008, 12:58 PM
Or, dare I say it, a physically supported camera (tripod, monopod, beanbag, church rail?) and a longer exposure.


Bingo! The photo was not HDR, just a good old fashion tripod and a long exposure. (10 seconds). Very little post processing was done. That is basically how it looked out of the camera.

Geoff Chandler
01-16-2008, 01:54 PM
Bingo! The photo was not HDR, just a good old fashion tripod and a long exposure. (10 seconds). Very little post processing was done. That is basically how it looked out of the camera.
Excellent job - congrats again!!
I also love the way you kept the atmosphere and feel of it retaining the colour that way

rawpaw18
01-16-2008, 01:55 PM
Took this at Fort Delaware.

Used Matt's 300 processing, with edge darkening in LR: Available here http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/

32480

K1W1
01-16-2008, 02:27 PM
I guess I'll get told off again if I say how much I continue to be impressed with what Lightroom has to offer - so I won't. :)

cincyimages
01-16-2008, 04:42 PM
Thanks Geoff!

Here is one for today:

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 26mm
Shutter: 4s
Aperture: f8
Lens: Nikon 18-200mm VR

http://www.pbase.com/image/91639828/original.jpg

scottman_00
01-16-2008, 04:56 PM
hows that look?

Rooz
01-16-2008, 09:02 PM
I guess I'll get told off again if I say how much I continue to be impressed with what Lightroom has to offer - so I won't. :)

agreed. the effect on Rich's shot is perfect. i love those presets you and andy have been flicking my way.

hankbeblazin
01-16-2008, 09:35 PM
i'll join the crowd with the cityscape shot

QUESTION, how do you make Street lights not Orange? they are naturally orange but i dont like it

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/2199132754_672dc85d32_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-16-2008, 11:31 PM
i'll join the crowd with the cityscape shot

QUESTION, how do you make Street lights not Orange? they are naturally orange but i dont like it



You gotta go for your White balance - but it depends on a lot.
As the day becomes evening - the light get's bluer - so Auto WB makes it a bit redder - or you can select Cloudy or shade (or whatever your camera has) alternatively - if you understand it - select a colour temperature setting(K). Now Once it gets dark ands the lights go on - they are a lower redder colour - so you need Tungsten/incandescent - or in some cases Fluorescent WB - or, again, select a colour temperature (K)
At dusk - if you don't change the WB- you get that nice dark blue sky and yellow/red in the lights - leave it a little later and change the WB to Tungsten - or select somewhere between 2500K and 3500K and the lights become less yellow.
The last few nightscapes look great by the way
well done everyone

ssil2000
01-17-2008, 12:36 AM
one of the first pics i took with the d80 (had no clue as you can see) but given i was using the roof of the car as a tripod it really wasnt so bad, not to mention it was bloody cold! hehe
iso400
75mm
f4.5
1.6 secs
i know i would do a much better job now with the little more knowledge i have gained... c&c welcome... dont be too harsh!
(rooz i don't c&c too much because i dont feel i can offer too much constructive criticism i do post a positive comment if something really stands out to me.. does that count? :) )

T06
01-17-2008, 12:44 AM
one of the first pics i took with the d80 (had no clue as you can see) but given i was using the roof of the car as a tripod it really wasnt so bad, not to mention it was bloody cold! hehe
iso400
75mm
f4.5
1.6 secs
i know i would do a much better job now with the little more knowledge i have gained... c&c welcome... dont be too harsh!
(rooz i don't c&c too much because i dont feel i can offer too much constructive criticism i do post a positive comment if something really stands out to me.. does that count? :) )

Mate honestly the only way I think you'll improve on this is HDR, & thats a very big if, well done I really like it.

herc182
01-17-2008, 02:46 AM
i'll join the crowd with the cityscape shot

QUESTION, how do you make Street lights not Orange? they are naturally orange but i dont like it

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/2199132754_672dc85d32_b.jpg

you would have to change the white balance. A cooler white balance (say under 5000K would probably help)

Prospero
01-17-2008, 02:56 AM
Thank you Hankbeblazin and Prospero.

Prospero. thank for your tips. I will try them tonight. Sadly, I do not have photoshop yet. I have only Lightroom.

While you are here, can I ask for opinion on this shot. I think this one the clouds are better. I am not sure if I pushed the strength too much on the ship. your comments are appreciated.

Sorry for replying so late, I had to learn for my exams. I think this one looks great. Great composition. The strength and light-smoothing settings applied look spot on. The saturation is a bit too high, though. I think lowering it would give a more natural result.

Prospero
01-17-2008, 02:57 AM
Took this at Fort Delaware.

Used Matt's 300 processing, with edge darkening in LR: Available here http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/

32480

Rich, great shot. The postprocessing on that one is excellent.

Rooz
01-17-2008, 03:53 AM
after much deliberation over the 85mm f1.4 or 1.8, i finally bought the 1.8. i just couldn't justify the cost of the 1.4 right now. after rattling off around 20 images tonight, Andy was right, i can tell we're gonna be best of friends. :)

Initial thoughts:
Sharp ? hell yeah.
Bokeh ? excellent.
AF speed ? good but not great.
AF accuracy ? perfect.
Contrast ? seems to me a little on the low side, at wide apertures at least).
Colour ? Excellent. very neutral.
Build Quality ? Excellent, (much better than the 50mm f1.8).
Lens Hood ? Don;t get me started. it SUCKS. its metal...great, good feeling of quality which is all good. BUT it screws in, (i didn;t pay attention to that b4 i bought it), which is a royal pain in the ass. i like to reverse my hood on the lens when packing/ storing. can you do that with this lens ? of course not. can you put the cap on at least when the lens hood is on ? of course not. so when packing or just putting it away you have to remove the lens hood to put the cap on and store the hood seperately. this is really a terrible design flaw imo. i doubt i'll use the hood if i can possibly avoid it cos its just too much of a pain in the ass. :mad:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/2198777711_a966a883e0_o.jpg

Prospero
01-17-2008, 04:50 AM
after much deliberation over the 85mm f1.4 or 1.8, i finally bought the 1.8. i just couldn't justify the cost of the 1.4 right now. after rattling off around 20 images tonight, Andy was right, i can tell we're gonna be best of friends. :)

Initial thoughts:
Sharp ? hell yeah.
Bokeh ? excellent.
AF speed ? good but not great.
AF accuracy ? perfect.
Contrast ? seems to me a little on the low side, at wide apertures at least).
Colour ? Excellent. very neutral.
Build Quality ? Excellent, (much better than the 50mm f1.8).
Lens Hood ? Don;t get me started. it SUCKS. its metal...great, good feeling of quality which is all good. BUT it screws in, (i didn;t pay attention to that b4 i bought it), which is a royal pain in the ass. i like to reverse my hood on the lens when packing/ storing. can you do that with this lens ? of course not. can you put the cap on at least when the lens hood is on ? of course not. so when packing or just putting it away you have to remove the lens hood to put the cap on and store the hood seperately. this is really a terrible design flaw imo. i doubt i'll use the hood if i can possibly avoid it cos its just too much of a pain in the ass. :mad:



Congratulations on your purchase. I am looking forward to seeing your images with this lens.

Does Nikon (or a third party company) also sell different hoods for this lens (or lenses with the same size)? Perhaps that way you can get a hood which is easier to use.

coldrain
01-17-2008, 05:29 AM
i'll join the crowd with the cityscape shot

QUESTION, how do you make Street lights not Orange? they are naturally orange but i dont like it


Changing the white balance is not the way to go at all, with orange sodium lights. The light is orange, and misses huge parts of the spectrum, trying to change white balance will not only mess up the orange lighted parts, but also will totally mess up the whiter lights, the blue of the sky and so on.

In for instance PhotoRetouch Pro (Mac program) I would know how to do this in a different way, but in for instance in Photoshop you can try this:
Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/saturation...
There you choose for instance "yellow" from the drop down menu.
with the eye dropper, you select an orange, I selected an orange from the well lighted street itself, not one of the streetlights.
Then you will notice that your "Yellow" selection has changed into "Red 2".
Then slide the "Hue" slider to the right, the orange will change colour, get more yellow. I then changed the width of the colours that would be affected in the colour bars with sliders on the bottom of the dialog box (to a much more narrow selection, checking what it does to the photo).
Then slide the saturation to the left, making the light less yellow, more white.
I also changed the lightness (to the right, increasing it), because the desaturation made the lights seem less bright.

And this is the result. May not be what you had in mind, but you can play around with the hue, selection and saturation to get what you find attractive. Notice how the tall buildings in the background also had their light colour changed. If you want to prevent that, then mask the parts that should not be affected beforehand.

herc182
01-17-2008, 06:18 AM
Changing the white balance is not the way to go at all, with orange sodium lights. The light is orange, and misses huge parts of the spectrum, trying to change white balance will not only mess up the orange lighted parts, but also will totally mess up the whiter lights, the blue of the sky and so on.


I had a shot where I changed the white balance so that it was one setting for the sky and one for the lighting. that was a method that worked for me.

Your steps on photoshop are interesting and never know you could do that. Bookmarking it.

thanks

rawpaw18
01-17-2008, 07:36 AM
Great Nightscapes gentlemen, ssil2000 yours has a futuristic feel to it,
very nice as is.

Thanks for the feedback on my blacksmith, here is another this time no
flash so noise is evident. Similar treatment with some tweaking.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2199008593_ed725d30a0_o.jpg

1/100", f/6.3, ISO 800, 29mm, CW

Rooz
01-17-2008, 11:56 AM
Does Nikon (or a third party company) also sell different hoods for this lens (or lenses with the same size)? Perhaps that way you can get a hood which is easier to use.

good point, i'll have to have a look around. there's no groove for another hood to fit on there though. i can't really understand why they would make it like that to be honest. i suppose its just an old design that has carried over down the years.

Prospero
01-17-2008, 12:46 PM
good point, i'll have to have a look around. there's no groove for another hood to fit on there though. i can't really understand why they would make it like that to be honest. i suppose its just an old design that has carried over down the years.

Perhaps this thing will do the trick:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/62mm-Collapsible-Rubber-Tele-Wide-Universal-Lens-Hood_W0QQitemZ7626829247QQihZ014QQcategoryZ78999QQ tcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

coldrain
01-17-2008, 03:12 PM
I had a shot where I changed the white balance so that it was one setting for the sky and one for the lighting. that was a method that worked for me.

Your steps on photoshop are interesting and never know you could do that. Bookmarking it.

thanks
hankbeblazin and herc182, here is a "better" version, with a tweak in the Photoshop process.

Instead of choosing Image>Adjust>Hue/Saturation... , select Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Hue/Saturation... .
Here you do exactly what I described before.

The results should be exactly the same.
But in the Layers floating palette (Window>Layers) you will notice that a layer has appeared above the photo layer.
In that layer, you see a circle with a black and a white half, a chain symbol, and a rectangle in white.
This rectangle is what we are after. It is the layer mask. It is white, meaning the mask is empty. Click on the mask rectangel to make sure it is active.
Now pick a brush of your choice, select black as colour, and start to paint in the photo window over the areas where you did NOT want the Hue/Saturation alterations to appear.
You will notice two things... where you paint over, the original colour will reappear. And in the mask rectangle you will notice the black mask that you are painting.
If by accident you painted over an area that did not need to be reset to the original colour, just select white and the mask will be painted over again.

You can paint more subtle by changing the opacity of the brush.

Here is a quick example of what the photo can look like with this technique:

ssil2000
01-17-2008, 03:59 PM
Mate honestly the only way I think you'll improve on this is HDR, & thats a very big if, well done I really like it.

thanks mate appreciate it! it does actually look better here on my work computer, i really need to get a new laptop, no matter what i do it just doesnt look right there... if i were to take it again i think i would drop the iso and expose a bit longer but who knows :)

cheers!

Sergio

Geoff Chandler
01-17-2008, 04:04 PM
i'll join the crowd with the cityscape shot

QUESTION, how do you make Street lights not Orange? they are naturally orange but i dont like it

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/2199132754_672dc85d32_b.jpg
Well - this is an interesting subject - of which there is no one correct answer as each photo is open to interpretation
and is affected by different types of light sources.
Ultimately you WILL get acceptable results from post processing. My challenge, as ever, is to get as good as you can
straight off the camera. I have used various different WB settings to good and bad and indifferent effect - mostly on
my KM A200 so far - so I must have a play on the D80
Meanwhile - here is my gentle tweak on your photo - you really have to watch it as the Green/Magenta slope is very
tricky - you can end up with some weird effects very easily. If you try to totally correct it - it will look unreal and unatural
- so a gentle tweak is possibly better : -
My offering - just to join in the fun...

ssil2000
01-17-2008, 04:06 PM
Great Nightscapes gentlemen, ssil2000 yours has a futuristic feel to it,
very nice as is.

Thanks for the feedback on my blacksmith, here is another this time no
flash so noise is evident. Similar treatment with some tweaking.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2199008593_ed725d30a0_o.jpg

1/100", f/6.3, ISO 800, 29mm, CW

thanks mate!
i really like the effect of these photos, gives it a old school look, really cool!

Sergio

SharonD
01-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Geoff, I like your version of hank's nightscape best......so far. :)

Geoff Chandler
01-17-2008, 04:15 PM
Great Nightscapes gentlemen, ssil2000 yours has a futuristic feel to it,
very nice as is.

Thanks for the feedback on my blacksmith, here is another this time no
flash so noise is evident. Similar treatment with some tweaking.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2199008593_ed725d30a0_o.jpg

1/100", f/6.3, ISO 800, 29mm, CW
i meant to comment on the first of these shots - now this one has appeared I have to say that I really like these - great work!!!

Geoff Chandler
01-17-2008, 04:16 PM
Geoff, I like your version of hank's nightscape best......so far. :)

Cheers Sharon - just joining in the fun. :)

hankbeblazin
01-17-2008, 05:06 PM
thanks guys for all the help i appreciate it

after reading that i just realized i was officially a dumbass. thats one of the reasons i love lightroom. you can turn up or down individual colors.

i read ya'lls post and realized i was a retard. heres my version let me know if theres anything i missed

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2336/2200804434_180902a179_b.jpg

tfa8rva
01-17-2008, 08:20 PM
I thought this was a cool shot with all the steam. Anyhow, here is the Smurfit-Stone Paper Plant in West Point, Va. Believe me, it smells worse than it looks. I also tried adding my first watermark in the corner.

Camera: D80
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 116mm
Shutter: 3 Sec.
Aperture: F/8
Lens: 55-200VR
Some WB adjustments in LR

Rooz
01-17-2008, 08:24 PM
thats a great shot. nice vision to see it as a long exposure.

hankbeblazin
01-17-2008, 08:29 PM
I thought this was a cool shot will all the steam. Anyhow, here is the Smurfit-Stone Paper Plant in West Point, Va. Believe me, it smells worse than it looks.

awesome shot!!! nice job

haha that place does smell like hell.

tfa8rva
01-17-2008, 10:16 PM
Thanks guys. I'm really liking this camera.....and the tips on this forum.:)

Geoff Chandler
01-18-2008, 01:19 AM
I thought this was a cool shot with all the steam. Anyhow, here is the Smurfit-Stone Paper Plant in West Point, Va. Believe me, it smells worse than it looks. I also tried adding my first watermark in the corner.



That's an amazing shot - really nicely done - yes the water mark signature looks good

Geoff Chandler
01-18-2008, 01:22 AM
thanks guys for all the help i appreciate it

after reading that i just realized i was officially a dumbass. thats one of the reasons i love lightroom. you can turn up or down individual colors.

i read ya'lls post and realized i was a retard. heres my version let me know if theres anything i missed


Hey - you did good!!
Slightly less lumious than some of the other versions - but you achieved what you set out to do very well.
I would save several versions and come back later to decide which is the definitive one

herc182
01-18-2008, 01:41 AM
I thought this was a cool shot with all the steam. Anyhow, here is the Smurfit-Stone Paper Plant in West Point, Va. Believe me, it smells worse than it looks. I also tried adding my first watermark in the corner.

Camera: D80
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 116mm
Shutter: 3 Sec.
Aperture: F/8
Lens: 55-200VR
Some WB adjustments in LR

lovely shot. I love that effect

Geoff Chandler
01-18-2008, 04:31 PM
Hey - I'm kind of cheating here - but this really is a photo of the day
so I am posting it here. (I already posted it in the bird thread.) I don't get
to post birds - or photograph them - that often.
This one was on my fence and I had the Sigma 70 - 300 handy
This was at 300 on the Sigma - a regeon where it is supposed to be not
so good - but considering it's hand held (leaned against a door frame) at
80th sec I reckon it's not so bad.
Also - it was an overcast day - so I am quite happy with the result - but
would happily accept comments etc

dxrocnxj
01-18-2008, 06:42 PM
hdr trial two

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/beachhdr.jpg
7 exposures

toriaj
01-18-2008, 07:04 PM
Wow, great job Geoff. Can't believe you pulled off 1/80 at 300 mm handheld!
dxrocnxj, the red in the sign is so saturated I can't read it :(

accord2003
01-18-2008, 07:33 PM
I thought this was a cool shot with all the steam. Anyhow, here is the Smurfit-Stone Paper Plant in West Point, Va. Believe me, it smells worse than it looks. I also tried adding my first watermark in the corner.

Camera: D80
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 116mm
Shutter: 3 Sec.
Aperture: F/8
Lens: 55-200VR
Some WB adjustments in LR

That is a great shot tfa8rva. I like how the smoke turned out.

accord2003
01-18-2008, 07:38 PM
Hey - I'm kind of cheating here - but this really is a photo of the day
so I am posting it here. (I already posted it in the bird thread.) I don't get
to post birds - or photograph them - that often.
This one was on my fence and I had the Sigma 70 - 300 handy
This was at 300 on the Sigma - a regeon where it is supposed to be not
so good - but considering it's hand held (leaned against a door frame) at
80th sec I reckon it's not so bad.
Also - it was an overcast day - so I am quite happy with the result - but
would happily accept comments etc

Hello Geoff. nice shot. It is quite sharp at 300mm. Is that the Sigma 70-300 APO version? I don't think I ever get it this good at that range.

accord2003
01-18-2008, 07:52 PM
Another crack at HDR. I think this one the clouds are better. I turned down the sat on the green colour.

please comment. thanks

dxrocnxj
01-18-2008, 08:34 PM
Wow, great job Geoff. Can't believe you pulled off 1/80 at 300 mm handheld!
dxrocnxj, the red in the sign is so saturated I can't read it :(


how can i fix that?
and accord, beautiful image.

imagesbyjudd
01-18-2008, 10:06 PM
Who says you can't have fun at the beach in the winter?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2178049822_f50f1139ee_b.jpg

Virginia Beach

Nikon D200
morning sun

toriaj
01-18-2008, 10:40 PM
Wow, that's an unusual shot! Was the beach/ocean visible in the original?


how can i fix that?

I am no expert on HDR. But if you have a program that does layers, I think you could layer one image over another. Adjust the red in the lower layer (desaturate probably. You could also try darken, lighten, or adjusting only the red color.) Then erase the upper layer, revealing the better red beneath.


Another crack at HDR. I think this one the clouds are better. I turned down the sat on the green colour.

please comment. thanks

The greens look good. To me, it's the aqua/cyan colors in the building that are too high. Looks like a great place to visit :)

Rooz
01-18-2008, 10:42 PM
outstanding portrait. really outstanding. its different, original...i love it.

hankbeblazin
01-18-2008, 10:54 PM
accord thats really crazy it looks like CGI...nicely done, i like it how it is, its hard to figure out if its real or cgi i think thats the appeal that alot of peopel will continue to look at it and wonder

hankbeblazin
01-18-2008, 10:57 PM
Hey - you did good!!
Slightly less lumious than some of the other versions - but you achieved what you set out to do very well.
I would save several versions and come back later to decide which is the definitive one


thanks Geoff i appreciate that. it was alot easier i guess i had a brain fart :)

tfa8rva
01-18-2008, 11:31 PM
Another crack at HDR. I think this one the clouds are better. I turned down the sat on the green colour.

please comment. thanks

This reminds me of an architect's rendering of a resort before it is actually built.

hankbeblazin
01-18-2008, 11:52 PM
This reminds me of an architect's rendering of a resort before it is actually built.

you hit the nail on the head

Geoff Chandler
01-19-2008, 03:06 AM
Hello Geoff. nice shot. It is quite sharp at 300mm. Is that the Sigma 70-300 APO version? I don't think I ever get it this good at that range.
Yes it is.
I did lean against the kitchen door frame to steady it at 80th sec/300mm
and I had it at f5.6 - I think it's generally pretty good from there upwards
yes it is softer at 300 than 200 - but only a bit and only really noticably at wider appertures.

Prospero
01-19-2008, 04:03 AM
Another crack at HDR. I think this one the clouds are better. I turned down the sat on the green colour.

please comment. thanks

Very nice HDR. Beautiful colours, they don't look over the top as you often see in HDRs.

K1W1
01-19-2008, 04:35 AM
View?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2281/2202753595_d797439ba9_b.jpg

rawpaw18
01-19-2008, 04:52 AM
Clever Richard.
Accord nice shot and pp work, it just looks cool!
Thanks all for the comments on my recent shots, in case I missed anybody
they are much appreciated.

hokeyguy
01-19-2008, 06:54 AM
Another crack at HDR. I think this one the clouds are better. I turned down the sat on the green colour.

please comment. thanks

Very nice. Is this done from a single shot? My attempts with bracketing will have issues in clouds because of the movement.

accord2003
01-19-2008, 09:11 PM
Yes it is.
I did lean against the kitchen door frame to steady it at 80th sec/300mm
and I had it at f5.6 - I think it's generally pretty good from there upwards
yes it is softer at 300 than 200 - but only a bit and only really noticably at wider appertures.

you did a lot better than I with this lens. I usually do not tear going pass 200 or so.

accord2003
01-19-2008, 09:27 PM
accord thats really crazy it looks like CGI...nicely done, i like it how it is, its hard to figure out if its real or cgi i think thats the appeal that alot of peopel will continue to look at it and wonder

Thank you very much Hankbeblazin. I was lucky with the shot. It was mostly from photomatix. The shot was taken with a 18-200vr and CP. It was a great day for the clouds. Therefore, I knew it was time for the CP.


how can i fix that?
and accord, beautiful image.

thanks Dxrocnxj. Your HDR pics are good too.




The greens look good. To me, it's the aqua/cyan colors in the building that are too high. Looks like a great place to visit :)

Thanks Toriaj. Unfortunately I do not see the same colors you do. Is it the whole building or parts of it. Would you mind pointing it out? I am actually color blind. Sometimes I need help in pointing out what color is what.




This reminds me of an architect's rendering of a resort before it is actually built.

Thanks tfa8rva for the comment.


Very nice HDR. Beautiful colours, they don't look over the top as you often see in HDRs.

Thanks Prospero. Your comments means a lot. Thanks for writing that tutorial.



Clever Richard.
Accord nice shot and pp work, it just looks cool!
Thanks all for the comments on my recent shots, in case I missed anybody
they are much appreciated.

Thanks rawpaw18 for comment.


Very nice. Is this done from a single shot? My attempts with bracketing will have issues in clouds because of the movement.

Hokeyguy. It was done with 3 shots in raw. It was a clear day. My shutter speed was very quick even for the under exp shot. This shot was actually done handheld. thank you for comment.

rawpaw18
01-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Accord, you forgot to thank the academy.
"They love me, they really love me"

Props well deserved my friend.

TNB
01-19-2008, 11:31 PM
This weekend it wasn't NASCAR or SEMA, but sanctioned 1/8th scale remote control car racing. For the uninformed, these R/Cs can easily cost over $1,000.00 and run in excess of 80mph. Good panning is a must when still allowing for some tire motion.

http://image2-6.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ql33676.jpg

toriaj
01-20-2008, 12:56 AM
Thanks Toriaj. Unfortunately I do not see the same colors you do. Is it the whole building or parts of it. Would you mind pointing it out? I am actually color blind. Sometimes I need help in pointing out what color is what.

I hope this is helpful in showing the saturated aqua/cyan areas:
32605
It's just the painted area that has the wave shapes above it, I think.

hokeyguy
01-20-2008, 03:24 AM
I think that it's really painted gaudy like that. Looks great to me.

Esoterra
01-20-2008, 08:56 AM
The Swan and Dolphin Hotel- I have stayed there a few times. Not a bad hotel- back in the high school day when I used to work for Disney World.


Another crack at HDR. I think this one the clouds are better. I turned down the sat on the green colour.

please comment. thanks

Classic96
01-20-2008, 09:12 AM
D80 w/ 18-135mm @ 32mm
f/4.5
1/100th
ISO 100

2 exposures. 1 to create the silhouette and one to light the rose. All lighting coming from the SB-800 fired via CLS at 1/32nd power. Merged and blended in CS3.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/2205688594_434b9e7c52_o.jpg

Classic96
01-20-2008, 09:31 AM
i doubt i'll use the hood if i can possibly avoid it cos its just too much of a pain in the ass. :mad:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/2198777711_a966a883e0_o.jpg

Very cool shot Rooz. I've rented the 85mm 1.8 a few times, and it's never come with a hood. I actually had several instances of lens flare and other odd optical hiccups when I was anywhere near direct light. Have you encountered anything of the same? I still plan on buying one someday though, as the quality of the glass is outstanding.

dxrocnxj
01-20-2008, 01:38 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/hdr.jpg


one more try at hdr.
hahaha.
tornado warning in tampa florida.
right before the storm.

tfa8rva
01-20-2008, 06:10 PM
We don't get too much snow around here, so I had to go take some pics to prove that we do get snow sometimes. Here's one.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter: 1/100
Aperture: F/13
Lens: 18-55mm
Some WB and Hue adjustments in LR.

tfa8rva
01-20-2008, 06:13 PM
This weekend it wasn't NASCAR or SEMA, but sanctioned 1/8th scale remote control car racing. For the uninformed, these R/Cs can easily cost over $1,000.00 and run in excess of 80mph. Good panning is a must when still allowing for some tire motion.


Cool Pic. I race 1/8th scale buggies. Currently have an 8ight.

ssil2000
01-20-2008, 06:26 PM
We don't get too much snow around here, so I had to go take some pics to prove that we do get snow sometimes. Here's one.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter: 1/100
Aperture: F/13
Lens: 18-55mm
Some WB and Hue adjustments in LR.

great shot! really like it :)

r3g
01-20-2008, 06:27 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/hdr.jpg


one more try at hdr.
hahaha.
tornado warning in tampa florida.
right before the storm.

nice. big storm?

hankbeblazin
01-20-2008, 06:34 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2099/2208144204_cc2c01d874_b.jpg

K1W1
01-20-2008, 07:55 PM
Slippery when wet

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/2207513280_b4256cf544_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.033 sec
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 400
18-55 kit lens

dxrocnxj
01-20-2008, 08:51 PM
nice. big storm?

terrribly bad.

accord2003
01-20-2008, 09:18 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/hdr.jpg


one more try at hdr.
hahaha.
tornado warning in tampa florida.
right before the storm.

very nice Dylan. Those clouds look amazing.

accord2003
01-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Accord, you forgot to thank the academy.
"They love me, they really love me"

Props well deserved my friend.

lol. There won't be a repeat performance. I really got lucky on that one. :)

accord2003
01-20-2008, 09:22 PM
I hope this is helpful in showing the saturated aqua/cyan areas:
32605
It's just the painted area that has the wave shapes above it, I think.

Thanks Toriaj. It helps a lot.

accord2003
01-20-2008, 09:30 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2099/2208144204_cc2c01d874_b.jpg

very nice. love the colour of the sky.

TNB
01-20-2008, 09:30 PM
Cool Pic. I race 1/8th scale buggies. Currently have an 8ight.
Thanks. I own around 70 R/Cs, including three 1/8th scale buggies (1 Mugen and 2 Kyoshos). Some of my photos were also used to make a laser etching for Drake. ;)

I also took more photos today, but basically only went through a crash sequence and the podium photos. Although I caught the crash, I was forced to shoot across the track so the detail isn't as great as this photo taken yesterday....

http://image2-2.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Sn40552.jpg

accord2003
01-20-2008, 09:41 PM
Hello TNB

I am amazed your capture of these fast moving little R/Cs. My brother in law races them. They are so fast and small. I haven't gotten any good pics.

toriaj
01-20-2008, 09:56 PM
We don't get too much snow around here, so I had to go take some pics to prove that we do get snow sometimes. Here's one.

Camera: D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter: 1/100
Aperture: F/13
Lens: 18-55mm
Some WB and Hue adjustments in LR.

I love this shot, Jay. Great colors. Did you use a polarizer? Too bad the little white cottage on the left isn't lit up ... but if it was, the light would be different on the whole image ... guess you can't have it all :) but you came close. Great work!

TNB
01-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Hello TNB

I am amazed your capture of these fast moving little R/Cs. My brother in law races them. They are so fast and small. I haven't gotten any good pics.
Thanks. A fast camera and fast lens helps as well as practice. Myself, I sort of use R/C to practice for everything else action/sports related since whatever else it is is usually slower and/or a larger target.

tfa8rva
01-20-2008, 10:44 PM
I love this shot, Jay. Great colors. Did you use a polarizer? Too bad the little white cottage on the left isn't lit up ... but if it was, the light would be different on the whole image ... guess you can't have it all :) but you came close. Great work!

Hey, thanks. No, no polarizer used on this one. Just the UV filter. I took this one this morning on my way to work. A month ago that cottage would have had better light. Bad timing, I guess.

TDI-Guy
01-21-2008, 10:04 AM
here is one of my son from a couple of weeks ago. Nothing fancy but his look came out great, 4 and a half going on 15:eek:

forgot to mention that my wife retouched the right side of his face cause he was all scrached up from trying to be a ninja turtle off the side of the deck!! ice is really hard this time of year.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/1al.jpg

toriaj
01-21-2008, 10:49 AM
That's a great picture. A keeper for sure! Do you have a studio?

TDI-Guy
01-21-2008, 10:56 AM
no but I do have access to studio lighting through my work so I get to bring them home once in a while.

I think they came out pretty good since the last time I used studio lights was about 10 years ago maybe more.

the background just happens to be the color of my wall in the living room (after all the furniture has been moved around)

TNB
01-21-2008, 11:12 AM
Two lights? Looks like one catchlight is from an umbrella. Regarding the paint, that is one reason I painted my wall a certain type of color. For example:

http://image2-9.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Wt59249.jpg

That photo was taken using the SB800 off camera in combination with the built-in on-camera flash. Of course, I only had one chance.

jcon
01-21-2008, 01:43 PM
T, im not a big fan of cats since I am allergic, but I relaly like this shot. You did very well with your one chance!

Geoff Chandler
01-21-2008, 04:36 PM
One reason why I moved to a DSLR was to enable me to get instant photos and not miss the moment.
Like this - 'Don't you point that thing at me' shot :D

TNB
01-21-2008, 05:45 PM
T, im not a big fan of cats since I am allergic, but I relaly like this shot. You did very well with your one chance!
Thanks. After that shot, I did purchase a new collar for Bennie.


One reason why I moved to a DSLR was to enable me to get instant photos and not miss the moment.
Like this - 'Don't you point that thing at me' shot :D
I don't miss shutter lag one bit and appreciate dSLR each time someone asks me to take a photo using their P&S.

imagesbyjudd
01-22-2008, 12:08 AM
From a recent shoot at the beach.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2178049822_f50f1139ee_b.jpg

Nikon D200
sb800
ps contrast to max
1/80
f7.1
iso 250

jcon
01-22-2008, 01:28 AM
imagesbyjudd, I feel like I have seen that picture here before... ohh about 3 days ago? :p

Geoff Chandler
01-22-2008, 01:32 AM
From a recent shoot at the beach.


Nikon D200
sb800
ps contrast to max
1/80
f7.1
iso 250

Interesting shot - and I like the creative use of the cameras exposure and contrast too.
:cool:

imagesbyjudd
01-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Sorry about the repost of the pic, Guess senility is finally setting in. Totally forgot.

esp
01-22-2008, 11:34 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/2212584046_b2296016b4.jpg
I am still learning to use the new d40x. I found these while hiking behind the house. I used PS to darken the edges and a couple of other slight tweaks. C & C appreciated.

d40x
18 - 55mm
(I can not remember what settings I used to get this shot. I took it 20 different times and could not remember which was which.)

esp
01-22-2008, 11:48 AM
Still having some wide angle fun.

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

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/91639879/original.jpg

I am new to the SLR world, but this picture caught my eye. This really makes me want to get a wide angle lens.

esp
01-22-2008, 11:57 AM
Bored in the car....

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/sunglasses.jpg
For the last few weeks I have been searching for creative things to shoot with the new toy (and feeling unsuccessful.). This shot reminds me that you can turn anything into a cool shot.

Rooz
01-22-2008, 12:29 PM
I am still learning to use the new d40x. I found these while hiking behind the house. I used PS to darken the edges and a couple of other slight tweaks. C & C appreciated.

d40x
18 - 55mm
(I can not remember what settings I used to get this shot. I took it 20 different times and could not remember which was which.)

very well seen. i love the heart shape they are in and your composition and lighting is great. well done.

wh0128
01-23-2008, 01:09 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2204798775_492fc9f807.jpg

Don't know the exif data. It's my friend Lindsey smiling for my new 17-55 f/2.8 and D300:). There are highlight clippings but this image is straight out of camera and her eyes are sharp as a tack.

Taken in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

Rooz
01-23-2008, 01:13 AM
Don't know the exif data. It's my friend Lindsey smiling for my new 17-55 f/2.8 and D300:). There are highlight clippings but this image is straight out of camera and her eyes are sharp as a tack.

Taken in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

congrats. thats one hell of a combo and boy oh boy does it show right out of the box. awesome shot. and what a stunner of a lady. you guys are taking pics of these gorgeous women and i'm over here up to my elbows in dirt with friggin bugs. :mad::p

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2402/2213582491_31761d5126_o.jpg

hankbeblazin
01-23-2008, 03:07 AM
its ok rooz, you are the king of macro we'll accept your excuses for now :)

heres another of my gf i took last night, sb-800 to the left of her and a monolight and umbrella to the left, both at a 45 degree angle

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2213511285_8939d58ca4.jpg

Rooz
01-23-2008, 04:35 AM
a couple with the 85mm f1.8. really liking this lens. suits my style perfectly.

LR Max
01-23-2008, 08:19 AM
This is probably the most hardcore thing I've ever done with bread.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/2211114172_da5e71b682.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: SB-800 to camera right with grid
ISO Speed: 400

dxrocnxj
01-23-2008, 09:09 AM
sorry to post more than one, i didnt know which i liked the most.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0134.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/CSC_0061.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0048.jpg

Turo
01-23-2008, 09:57 AM
Nice pics, dxrocnxj! I love the DOF in the third image, but the facial expression of the kid in the first image is priceless, IMO.

jcon
01-23-2008, 01:17 PM
congrats. thats one hell of a combo and boy oh boy does it show right out of the box. awesome shot. and what a stunner of a lady. you guys are taking pics of these gorgeous women and i'm over here up to my elbows in dirt with friggin bugs. :mad::p



LOL!! Thanks for the laugh, Rooz! :D

P.S. But you go so well with those bugs :p

erichlund
01-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Don't you even THINK about touching my cake!:mad:

AllanC
01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
that first pic is an absolute classic... great blackmail pic for the future!! ;)

rawpaw18
01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Dylan, definitely the top one for me. Too cute.

Rooz
01-23-2008, 02:46 PM
sorry to post more than one, i didnt know which i liked the most.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0134.jpg



lmfao oh man thats goddam GOLD !
(btw: do you have NX ? his skin on the right side looks a tad flat, it could do with a quick control point to bring it out a little imo)

dxrocnxj
01-23-2008, 05:52 PM
haha thanks for all the comments.
i love that image myself, babies are a wonder arent they?

and i do not have nx.
but im sure i could fix it up.

thanks a lot guys :)

Rooz
01-23-2008, 06:42 PM
This is probably the most hardcore thing I've ever done with bread.



Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: SB-800 to camera right with grid
ISO Speed: 400

cool shot. is the grid homemade ? can you post a shot of it pls ? thanks. :)

Jason25
01-23-2008, 09:08 PM
D200 + ye olde 55mm f/3.5 Micro

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2031/2216039372_e37761cb45.jpg

mugsisme
01-24-2008, 03:10 PM
All I can say is that I am totally blown away and in awe of the pictures you all take. They are so unique in their composition and the actual execution of the pictures is phenomenal.

Here is my humble submission. My son was praying in our hotel room. I had to take it really quickly, because as soon as he figured out what I was doing he got mad. In the bigger version you can see the words in the prayer book.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/2217549666_a65e0da15b.jpg

Classic96
01-24-2008, 08:23 PM
A shot I took today in Sedona AZ.

Comprised of 3 images setup 2.0 stops apart, done with in camera bracketing. Merged in Photomatix and edited with CS3.

18-135mm @ 70mm
f/16
ISO 100
Exposures from 1/13th to 1.3"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2362/2218066048_fddd889f02_b.jpg

Classic96
01-24-2008, 08:25 PM
D200 + ye olde 55mm f/3.5 Micro

What a fantastic shot of that flower. The detail and colors are just great. Kudos!

Camerajunkie
01-24-2008, 08:29 PM
OMG Classic! I just love it. It's GORGEOUS.

toriaj
01-24-2008, 08:29 PM
Classic, I love the way the trees look in your HDR. Did the fog/clouds move during the exposures, resulting in the extra-hazy look to the top of the mountain, or did it look like that in real life? And although the saturated red colors in the rock bring interest to the shot, they immediately jumped out at me as being too bright, so it actually detracted from the shot for me. Great shot though, I do like it.

Classic96
01-24-2008, 08:38 PM
The weather up there today was miserable and raining. So the haze/fog was completely real. By the time we left 2 hours after that shot, you couldn't even see that rock anymore. However because of the wind, yes the clouds were moving quickly.

And the red rocks in Sedona are actually that color in person! That is what draws most people there to visit them. I could try toning the color saturation down some to make it more pleasing though.

Thanks for the comments both of you.

Jason25
01-24-2008, 09:30 PM
Classic, excellent HDR. I really like the saturated rocks. The dank, low-hanging clouds really add a level of contrast to the rest of the lighting. Nice! Thanks for your kind words as well :)

Rooz
01-25-2008, 03:30 AM
great shot and PP classic !

i got that 85mm humming now. i friggin LOVE this thing.

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/247099605-L.jpg

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/247099608-L.jpg

Erad
01-25-2008, 08:10 AM
wow! Rooz, that 85mm sure is sharp, awesome photos man, im planning on getting the 85mm 1.4, prolly looking more til the end of 2008.

accord2003
01-25-2008, 10:58 AM
[QUOTE=dxrocnxj;280749]sorry to post more than one, i didnt know which i liked the most.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0134.jpg

Dylan. I love this shot. This one has to be one of the best of 2008.

toriaj
01-25-2008, 11:57 AM
That's a great picture of your wife, Rooz. Does she like it? I love your new high-key stuff :)

Aldor88
01-25-2008, 12:13 PM
Woot im back from da army! 3 hard weeks behind and many more to come. Nice to see the forum doing well, i have a lot to catch up on. Will be posting some pics this weekend but now im off to get very drunk. Just wanted to say Hi.:p

PS. Lovely pictures Rooz.

rawpaw18
01-25-2008, 12:25 PM
You were gone?:D

Kidding, welcome back.

Erad
01-25-2008, 06:31 PM
heres on i took here in murrieta, CA. it was pretty cold so i didnt stay out there long.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2128/2219129863_faa7968e75_o.jpg

Erad
01-25-2008, 06:34 PM
i know its only supposed to be 1 per day, but heres another.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2219923292_5ea55b8894.jpg?v=0

K1W1
01-25-2008, 08:47 PM
Panorama from 6 shots

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2184/2219305091_2bed523c42_b.jpg

Larger version here. (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2184/2219305091_dcba4b3d3d_o.jpg)

Looking west towards Melbourne. The city buildings are visible on the skyline left of centre above the white building (which is a Salesian Seminary BTW) some 40km distant. Mt Macedon is on the skyline right of centre and that is approx 90km distant.

rawpaw18
01-25-2008, 09:42 PM
Nice stitching Reeshard, what program?

Trying new subjects, Couple more on flickr similar
Another Klowskowski preset.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/2220170522_2ea50f851b_o.jpg

toriaj
01-25-2008, 09:53 PM
heres on i took here in murrieta, CA. it was pretty cold so i didnt stay out there long.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2128/2219129863_faa7968e75_o.jpg

I like the saturated, yet natural colors you brought out in the scene. But I find the diagonal composition distracting. Do you have any in the series in a vertical format?

Erad
01-25-2008, 10:11 PM
yeah heres another that i shot.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/2220230914_6943989ceb_o.jpg

toriaj
01-25-2008, 10:14 PM
Yes, that one is easier to look at! But I find the reds and greens too saturated.

Erad
01-25-2008, 10:23 PM
thanks for ur opinion, that really the only way i will learn, now i know not to saturate as much as i did on that photo.

TheWengler
01-25-2008, 11:21 PM
thanks for ur opinion, that really the only way i will learn, now i know not to saturate as much as i did on that photo.

I kind of like the diagonal composition if it works for the photo. For the image you used it on I think you can get away with it.

Classic96
01-25-2008, 11:31 PM
Here is my second try. Once again, the rocks really do look that red and saturated in real life. I may tone them down some for the final print proof.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2219481729_480404b92f_b.jpg

K1W1
01-26-2008, 02:14 AM
Why bother shooting the moon at night? :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2188/2220488396_deb7be1d4c_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
55-200VR lans

Prospero
01-26-2008, 02:26 AM
Here is my second try. Once again, the rocks really do look that red and saturated in real life. I may tone them down some for the final print proof.



Great shot. Beautiful landscape and the sky is awesome. The detail in the trees is amazing.

The reds do seem a little too saturated to me. I have never been to Sedona (or the USA for that matter) so I am not sure if they really are that colour. However, the colour in your picture is not consistent with the colour of the rocks I have seen in most Sedona pictures.

One thing I would change about the HDR is using a lower lighsmoothing and strength. The setting of the lightsmoothing you used has caused the top of the rocks to change in brightness. Your previous HDR picture also had this with the trees and the edges of the rock. If possible, I would also try to recover the highlights in the bottom left part of the sky.

Prospero
01-26-2008, 02:33 AM
Why bother shooting the moon at night? :)


Nice landscape. I like the composition.


Trying new subjects, Couple more on flickr similar
Another Klowskowski preset.

Nice picture. Great composition and depth of field. Good use of the Klowskowski preset, too.

Rooz
01-26-2008, 04:04 AM
Why bother shooting the moon at night? :)



Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
55-200VR lans

wow, great shot.

rawpaw18
01-26-2008, 05:33 AM
Erad,
Like the horizotal one the best, good idea trying different angles so you do
not get in a rut.

Classic,
can't speak to hdr but that is a great shot.

Richard,
Nice compositon to add the angle line of the mountain, nice.

rawpaw18
01-26-2008, 05:39 AM
Still trying different things, this had the day after feel to it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2349/2219353755_65b83a3eb6_o.jpg

Camerajunkie
01-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Rich,

Very desolate. I like it. :D

SharonD
01-26-2008, 10:52 AM
Classic, I really like the Sedona pics. The saturated red looks fine to my eye but it's a matter of preference, I suppose.

Richard, I love that last one you posted with the hazy sun. Such a lonely, eerie feel to it. Evokes strong emotion within me, would love to see a larger version. You should shoot outside your comfort zone more often. :)

toriaj
01-26-2008, 12:01 PM
Here is my second try. Once again, the rocks really do look that red and saturated in real life. I may tone them down some for the final print proof.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2219481729_480404b92f_b.jpg

I think our monitor settings must be quite different from each other, and granted, my monitor is a laptop and it's uncalibrated. Still, the colors in this shot are unlike any "natural" colors I ever see on my monitor. Even the greens look oversaturated, although it's in a nice, un-distracting way. The top of the red rock looks fine. But the central, brightest part of the red is a color almost fluorescent in its brightness.

I'd love to see your final print proof, it's a great shot :)

jcon
01-26-2008, 12:10 PM
Ive been to Sedona, and yes, the rocks are quite red, but I do respectfully disagree that they are "that" red. They arent. The top of the rocks look accurate, the base, as Tori mentioned, is too saturated.

Nice pictures though, and I am sure you had a wonderful time as its a very beautiful place.

I know there are a few other members here who have been, Id love to here their opinions.


EDIT.. Here is a link that I have no affiliation with, just found it on a basic search, for those of you curious about Sedona..

http://www.dailyventure.com/journal.php?day=Sedona

Aldor88
01-26-2008, 12:13 PM
Wow you guys crack some really nice pics these days ;). I especially like Erads latest shots and Rawpaws is nice as well, I like the mood. Meh if only i had time to shoot myself, maybe tomorrow :).

500mL
01-26-2008, 12:18 PM
My recent photo session :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2198/2220538401_880ff36a83.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/2220540171_139f70028c.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2282/2220541693_dfe9f5bcba.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Well my daughter got some new fish for her little tank. It's got a very yellow
incandescent/tungsten lamp in it of quite low wattage ~ so I was fiddling around with my Kelvin scale at around as low as it will manually go and generally experimenting to try and nail a decent fishy shot.
Suddenlly she says - "Oh just give me the camera and let me take a few - they are MY fish"
With that, despite my cries of low shutter speeds and compensation and it's very close up etc, she presses the shutter and hands me the camera and says - "there - that's OK isn't it?"
: -
(around 8th sec and 70mm - she's 13!!)

K1W1
01-26-2008, 02:54 PM
Australian manhood at it's finest. :D
Fathers watching sons play Cricket on a Friday evening.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2378/2220483360_162e170f2d_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 68 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

Geoff Chandler
01-26-2008, 04:18 PM
Australian manhood at it's finest. :D
Fathers watching sons play Cricket on a Friday evening.

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 68 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

This is good! I love the way you captured this.
Also - the lighting - I am glad it is left looking like that - just superb!!

rawpaw18
01-27-2008, 05:13 AM
if only i had time to shoot myself, maybe tomorrow :).

Don't do it my friend, it gets better!

Thanks for the compliment Sharon, CJ thanks as well.

Geoff great story.

Geoff Chandler
01-27-2008, 09:11 AM
Here's one of the Fishy photos I took - I have to say I am no better than Rachel - my daughter - but there you go!

accord2003
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Here is my second try. Once again, the rocks really do look that red and saturated in real life. I may tone them down some for the final print proof.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2219481729_480404b92f_b.jpg

Great Shot Classic. love the composition.

accord2003
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Here's one of the Fishy photos I took - I have to say I am no better than Rachel - my daughter - but there you go!

Geoff. I think they are both great photos. How big is that fish?

Geoff Chandler
01-27-2008, 12:18 PM
Geoff. I think they are both great photos. How big is that fish?

These are regular small Goldfish sized fish - the other one was even harder to get - so I didn't post that one.
I suppose around 2 1/4 inches maybe 2 1/2 tip to tail...
With my shot I had a little daylight coming accross the room I had the WB as blue as I could get it to cope
with the yellow light.
Trouble was her little light is not very bright and very yellow, and the fish dart away as soon as they spot the
camera lens - which was mostly actually touching the tank. Couple that with slow shutter speeds even with
High ISO - made it quite hard to get a decent shot - but we got a few half decent shots - certainly good
enough to keep for the memory :)
Thanks for the kind comment.

Camerajunkie
01-27-2008, 05:26 PM
I have one to share!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2107/2223932931_565f603492_b.jpg

TNB
01-27-2008, 08:34 PM
is too saturated.
That reminds me of when I was at Bryce Canyon, Utah near sunset--some of the tourists were complaining about how most photos they saw had brighter and richer colors. Perhaps, they were taken at sunrise instead of near sunset. Myself, I was even sort of disappointed but I've seen a lot of highly saturated photos in some of the local competitions.


My recent photo session :D The one photo reminds me of the Las Vegas strip on Xmas Eve--full moon and Effiel Tower.


Geoff. I think they are both great photos. How big is that fish?
I prefer the one with more tail.

Here's one of my photos that I took last night at F/2.8, ISO 1600. Could have really used a D3 or D300. Probably the same on Tuesday.

http://image2-0.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Nl30020.jpg

tfa8rva
01-27-2008, 09:04 PM
Here is my second try. Once again, the rocks really do look that red and saturated in real life. I may tone them down some for the final print proof.



Looks good. You have some great scenery out your way.

Classic96
01-27-2008, 09:06 PM
I really do appreciate everyone's comments and criticism. I have done some color saturation correction and plan to print them this week.

I hope to return back to Sedona when it's a nice blue sky and sunny day. I consider myself lucky that Sedona is only a 1.5 hour drive from where I live in Phoenix!

Definitely some great photos in this thread. It's awesome to go back and look at photos posted by the same user name back when the thread first started, and see just how far everyone has progressed :D

tfa8rva
01-27-2008, 09:11 PM
Here's me trying to make a boring shot look somewhat interesting. Some LR experimenting was used.

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: 18-55mm Kit

K1W1
01-28-2008, 12:19 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/2219688935_a6dd8fe6fe_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

Rooz
01-28-2008, 04:58 AM
i got a thong and a lens cap and i aint afraid to use 'em ! :p

took quite a few family pics on this Australia Day long weekend and i really regret not packin the 50mm. have come to the conclusion that the sigma has to go pretty soon, its just too goddam slow. after having the 85mm screwed on for the best part of a week, the sigma was very frustrating today. you have no idea how much i regret selling that 18-200. (someone here told me i would, i think it was tracy). anyway...mistake and lesson learnt. :(

(incidentally, for some reason the exposure and performance of the onboard flash on the d300 is nothing short of outstanding.)

MorbidEwok
01-28-2008, 05:19 AM
Here's a shot I got of my puppy. Just got a new D40x, still learning the basics, experiementing... This is the result of that.

http://www.epoch3.com/images/heavydreams.png

rawpaw18
01-28-2008, 12:11 PM
i got a thong and a lens cap and i aint afraid to use 'em ! :p



Rooz,
This statement made me nervous about letting this picture load.
I know you aussies are crazy, just was not sure how much. I was
glad it was your son and not you in a thong. Whew.

Welcome to the show Morbid Ewok.

r3g
01-28-2008, 01:00 PM
[quote=dxrocnxj;280749]sorry to post more than one, i didnt know which i liked the most.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0134.jpg

Dylan. I love this shot. This one has to be one of the best of 2008.


"You cant have any!" . LOL this picture = WIN :cool:

tcadwall
01-28-2008, 01:01 PM
...regret selling that 18-200. (someone here told me i would, i think it was tracy). Heck... might have been... but I don't remember.

I don't think that the lens is the greatest thing that has ever happened, but it certainly has its place for certain things. Vacation is one of them - don't wanna switch lenses for many reasons... Like other people are waiting for you, sand, spray, don't want to carry 3 lenses, etc.

As I have said many times, for me, with my inventory business, it is the best chocie for its versatility. When I am shooting my son's basketball - not so much. Actually, I didn't even take my camera this past week. Tired of ISO1000 + on a D70s.... Jealous of the D300 owners.

rawpaw18
01-28-2008, 01:26 PM
When I am shooting my son's basketball - not so much. Actually, I didn't even take my camera this past week. Tired of ISO1000 + on a D70s.... Jealous of the D300 owners.

Could be worse, you could be head coach (like someone):eek:,
and not get to take any shots now! :(

esp
01-28-2008, 01:39 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2189/2212648542_6f8a8d51da_b.jpg

This was taken around 7:00 at night right before the rain came. What do you think?

d40x
18 - 55mm
Exposure: 4 sec (4)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 400

jcon
01-28-2008, 02:01 PM
Good point, TNB.

esp
01-28-2008, 02:05 PM
Here's me trying to make a boring shot look somewhat interesting. Some LR experimenting was used.

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: 18-55mm Kit


The final product has a very "creepy" vibe. I like it.

mugsisme
01-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Rooz,
This statement made me nervous about letting this picture load.
I know you aussies are crazy, just was not sure how much. I was
glad it was your son and not you in a thong. Whew.


UhRich, that one needed a spew alert!!! Cute picture Rooz.

MorbidEwok, nice shot. Have fun learning the camera. We also have our very own D40 thread.

Went to U of R for a short while today. Shot with my new 70 - 300 lens.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/2227041482_1d31283422_b.jpg

JBO
01-28-2008, 07:46 PM
I was messing with elements a little bit!

rawpaw18
01-28-2008, 07:47 PM
Leah,
great capture, it is convienient that it slowed down long
to eat the bread and you to get a photo.:)
I saw on another forum they were using mice to get
bird shots catching their prey.

ESP, nice image.

TheWengler
01-28-2008, 08:12 PM
i got a thong and a lens cap and i aint afraid to use 'em ! :p

took quite a few family pics on this Australia Day long weekend and i really regret not packin the 50mm. have come to the conclusion that the sigma has to go pretty soon, its just too goddam slow. after having the 85mm screwed on for the best part of a week, the sigma was very frustrating today. you have no idea how much i regret selling that 18-200. (someone here told me i would, i think it was tracy). anyway...mistake and lesson learnt. :(

(incidentally, for some reason the exposure and performance of the onboard flash on the d300 is nothing short of outstanding.)

Wow, your kid is getting big! Does he chew on your lens caps?

TheWengler
01-28-2008, 08:15 PM
sorry to post more than one, i didnt know which i liked the most.

You didn't know which was best? #1 is a classic. I think it wins easily. :D

Rooz
01-28-2008, 09:07 PM
Wow, your kid is getting big! Does he chew on your lens caps?

yeah, and pretty much anything else he can lay his hands on. lol

K1W1
01-29-2008, 04:10 AM
My compulsory "I went to the Aquarium with the kids and took a picture of a fish through glass" shot. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2309/2227635573_0f17918a5e_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

rawpaw18
01-29-2008, 04:18 AM
Nicely done Richard, 1/4 second through glass, filled the frame, great shot!

K1W1
01-29-2008, 04:27 AM
Ta.
He (?) was lying on the bottom with his nose against the glass so movement wasn't actually a problem.

Geoff Chandler
01-29-2008, 05:10 AM
My compulsory "I went to the Aquarium with the kids and took a picture of a fish through glass" shot. :D


Eayy! ~ that's one coool dude you photographed there!!
Seriously - I like it! did you get any others...? Aquarium shots
are not as easy as you might think. Nice one!

JBO
01-29-2008, 04:02 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/DSC_0745a.jpg

This was shot across a lake. It was 135mm cropped as many times as I could on the camera.

esp
01-29-2008, 05:44 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/2228932519_fa9a5714ee.jpg
Here is a shot of my little one. Not quite the capture Dylanís cake picture was but, I got a smile from this one.


NIkon D40x
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200

toriaj
01-29-2008, 06:19 PM
Cute capture. It's hard to get those moments sometimes.

mugsisme
01-29-2008, 06:24 PM
K1W1! Oh my gosh!!! That expression is priceless. That fish look so unbelievable TIRED. Don't you think so??? Great shot.

The C-monster is a lovely shot. I bet it would look perfect on the wall.

tfa8rva
01-30-2008, 05:18 PM
A self portrait of sorts.

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 23mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: 18-55mm Kit

tfa8rva
01-30-2008, 07:39 PM
sorry to post more than one, i didnt know which i liked the most.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0134.jpg


This picture kills me. It's too funny.

TNB
01-30-2008, 10:45 PM
That is a funny looking shot (unless you happen to be on the receiving end). Second try at basketball turned out better...

http://image2-3.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Hf98703.jpg

Rooz
01-30-2008, 11:23 PM
high 5 ! lol great shot.

tfa8rva
01-31-2008, 06:22 AM
That is a funny looking shot (unless you happen to be on the receiving end). Second try at basketball turned out better...



Looks good. Nice and sharp and well exposed.

dxrocnxj
01-31-2008, 08:27 AM
self portrait.
manual focus with the 50mm


http://bp2.blogger.com/_ePdMxuGfIkc/R6HmhtSV2GI/AAAAAAAAADw/FyGoGoXN8Pw/S660/blk.jpg

TNB
01-31-2008, 09:54 AM
Nice self-portrait. Where's Chris, he is pretty good at those as well. And thanks for the compliments on the BB photos--still hoping to get better dialed in with the 50mm as there are still a few more home games.

Rooz
01-31-2008, 02:04 PM
self portrait.
manual focus with the 50mm




great portrait. love the crop and lighting.
you're on fire dylan !

jcon
01-31-2008, 05:15 PM
Forgive my stupidity but how do you manually focus a self portrait?

K1W1
01-31-2008, 05:21 PM
Forgive my stupidity but how do you manually focus a self portrait?


Easy.
Focus on something the same distance away like the branch to the subjects left for example.

dxrocnxj
01-31-2008, 05:32 PM
great portrait. love the crop and lighting.
you're on fire dylan !

thanks rooz!
no crop though :cool:

btw i focused on my hand right in front of me, turned the camera around reached out the same distance and took the shot.

K1W1
02-02-2008, 02:07 AM
Playing with Lightroom Presets and Flickr online editing. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/2236511384_e10c3c0aa2_b.jpg

Usual Camera
Usual lens
Blah
Blah.

Rooz
02-02-2008, 02:58 AM
great shot kiwi. love that treatment. i would go even further and give it a distressed look so it looks like its come out of the attic from 50 years ago.

i got a few more mantis pics today, this time his young fella. he is about as big as my pinkie nail. on the up side, he's alot slower so he was pretty easy to place anywhere i wanted. on the downside, he's almost translucent which gave me a real hard time with flash exposures and he's freakin small so was hard to get a good lock on his eyes.

anyway, lots of photos, plenty of keepers. these are my 3 faves. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2236548906_20edec317b_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2290/2236549112_deda28d2e5_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/2236549380_7144388c39_o.jpg

K1W1
02-02-2008, 03:24 AM
great shot kiwi. love that treatment. i would go even further and give it a distressed look so it looks like its come out of the attic from 50 years ago.

Thanks and the distressed look was exactly what I was thinking but I'm not sure how to do it now. I guess I could download the edited version of the image from Lightroom.


i got a few more mantis pics today

My vote is number 2.

dxrocnxj
02-02-2008, 03:29 AM
im in jersey and a band came out tonight from sacramento, ca.

heres a few from the night.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Elysia/DSC_0082.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Elysia/DSC_0106.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Elysia/DSC_0107.jpg



and rooz, nice shots!

K1W1
02-02-2008, 03:54 AM
Google is my best friend. :)
Search on "aged look Photoshop"
Find this site (http://www.cameronmoll.com/archives/000026.html).
Open Photo in Photoshop
Apply techniques from web site (above)
Save photo / import into Lightroom
Apply Matt's 300 Look-Strong Preset
Apply WOW-f_Vignette_Dk-06 Preset
Export directly from Lightroom to Flickr
Paste URL here.
Took less time than it took me to type the words above. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2235820839_7ce497c9c2_b.jpg

K1W1
02-02-2008, 03:56 AM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Elysia/DSC_0082.jpg

Did he survive the electric shock?

Great photo.