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Rooz
02-02-2008, 03:09 AM
Did he survive the electric shock?

Great photo.

lmao...tis an awesome capture. i love the energy in the shots.
awesome PP rich. wow...thats an impressive filter.

rawpaw18
02-02-2008, 03:55 AM
You guys are making me feel inadequate.

Rooz, the green one, gives me that Martian feel.

Dylan, Hair dude rocks, two thumbs up.

Richard, both edits are great.

rawpaw18
02-02-2008, 03:57 AM
Usual Camera
Usual lens
Blah
Blah.

Words of inspiration, or fortune cookie?

K1W1
02-02-2008, 04:20 AM
I'm sure everybody is getting a bit tired of this game so here is the last one.
Photoshop is brilliant!
You can turn crappy old B&W photos into new ones real easy. :D:D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2102/2235918011_1dbca8a8e8.jpg

dxrocnxj
02-02-2008, 05:10 AM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Elysia/DSC_0082.jpg

Did he survive the electric shock?

Great photo.

yeah he lived :p
thanks a lot.
and that old look is pretty neat!

Prospero
02-02-2008, 03:30 PM
im in jersey and a band came out tonight from sacramento, ca.

heres a few from the night.

and rooz, nice shots!

Very good stuff, Dylan. The timing is great. The colours in the shot are great too. Well done.

toriaj
02-02-2008, 08:34 PM
Wow, those mantis shots are intense, Rooz. What a position. Really makes me look at his face and eyes. Nice job!

Erad
02-03-2008, 12:25 AM
me and my buddy took my car to take some shots of it, this is my 2007 hyundai tiburon. my car was stolen on january 7 and was recovered undamaged on january 28. the thief took all of our belongings that we left in the car, but left the car in perfect condition. i almost left my gear in the car the night it was stolen, it was really late when i decided to grab my gear out of the car, luckily i didnt fall asleep.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2238571872_d68af06e74_o.jpg

Rooz
02-03-2008, 02:50 AM
around 5mm long so a full set of extension tubes for this guy. i barely noticed him but just caught him outta the corner of my eye. strong red colours on his back but lime greens from the front. had heaps of smudges over my lens today, it was raining pretty hard. i hope the sigma's weatherproof ! lol

not long after this we had a bit of an "oops" and my sigma needs a recalibration i think. its missing its focus point to the left of frame every time. oh well...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2121/2238154153_a1f71080d4_o.jpg


there you go DOF people, heres one not quite as shallow as i would normally take. by taking it from the top i could get alot of him in focus cos its pretty much the same distance from the lens. sharp ? sure, but imo not the same character as when its shallow and from a more unique angle.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2099/2238153793_ec623df9f9_o.jpg

Aldor88
02-03-2008, 09:34 AM
im in jersey and a band came out tonight from sacramento, ca.

heres a few from the night.
wow dxrocnxj those are all very neat pictures! especially the "electric shock" pic, really nice. Same goes for Rooz, guaranteed quality as always :).

I actually had some time with my camera today :O, been a while. Damn military eats a lot of time...
Well anyways bought a new mobile and really liked the design so thought I'd snap some pictures. I learned a lesson too, if you don't have a remote then the 10sec timer really comes in handy when shooting of a tripod, 70% of my photos were blurred :). Meh i want a sb600.
In 2 hours im off back to the military for a 5day camp in the forest, oonly minus 5 degrees atm so shouldnt be too bad :).

Oh yea almost forgot the picture, here it goes
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2157/2238920379_5e5d685f43_b.jpg

Happy shooting and I'll see ya next week :).

toriaj
02-03-2008, 12:48 PM
not long after this we had a bit of an "oops" and my sigma needs a recalibration i think. its missing its focus point to the left of frame every time. oh well...

What happened to the Sigma? (my accusation: the baby did it with the candlestick in the conservatory.)

Those are great shots. I do like the last one just to be able to see the unusual guy more clearly! What a cool bug. But I like your shallow DOF style.

Rooz
02-03-2008, 02:01 PM
i dropped it. :o

XaiLo
02-03-2008, 07:53 PM
That's a no no Rooz :(

hankbeblazin
02-04-2008, 04:41 AM
my friend let me use his studio. i enjoyed it thoroughly.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/2241720462_59e4860684.jpg

tfa8rva
02-04-2008, 09:35 AM
Great lighting and everything, Hank. Good job.

Geoff Chandler
02-04-2008, 10:58 AM
Those who have suffered my ramblings elswhere will know I was after a new lens - 28 - 200, also they will know I was having difficulty getting one here in the UK as they are all discontinued!!
Managed to pick up a Mint 2nd hand Sigma which will do OK I suspect..
~ Tried it out today - not the right day for it really, or the right time - but it gave me the general idea...
Brief initial comparisons suggest that it's very good if not quite as sharp as the 17 - 70 but pretty good anyway,
and that only with looking at it massivly blown up!
this is my house taken with it @28 (=42 equiv) , the sun was not ideal though there was this nice blue sky: -

hokeyguy
02-04-2008, 12:40 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/2242637548_f3475ff8ce_o.jpg

Geoff Chandler
02-04-2008, 02:06 PM
HDR is a mystery to me - but anyway - THIS is a great composition
& I love it!

esp
02-04-2008, 02:10 PM
I have been trying to learn HDR and I havent had one turn out yet. Hats off to those who can.

esp
02-04-2008, 02:13 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2107/2235166635_f9a0f92433_b.jpg
Here is a shot I took last weekend that I thought turned out well. I would love to go back and shoot this one again a few times and try an HDR with this one.

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Tweaked in Lightroom

accord2003
02-04-2008, 07:39 PM
my friend let me use his studio. i enjoyed it thoroughly.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/2241720462_59e4860684.jpg

very nice pictures Hank.

accord2003
02-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Those who have suffered my ramblings elswhere will know I was after a new lens - 28 - 200, also they will know I was having difficulty getting one here in the UK as they are all discontinued!!
Managed to pick up a Mint 2nd hand Sigma which will do OK I suspect..
~ Tried it out today - not the right day for it really, or the right time - but it gave me the general idea...
Brief initial comparisons suggest that it's very good if not quite as sharp as the 17 - 70 but pretty good anyway,
and that only with looking at it massivly blown up!
this is my house taken with it @28 (=42 equiv) , the sun was not ideal though there was this nice blue sky: -

Geoff. It looks like a sharp lens. Nice picture of your house.

accord2003
02-04-2008, 07:50 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/2242637548_f3475ff8ce_o.jpg

wow.. look at those clouds..

accord2003
02-04-2008, 07:52 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2107/2235166635_f9a0f92433_b.jpg
Here is a shot I took last weekend that I thought turned out well. I would love to go back and shoot this one again a few times and try an HDR with this one.

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Tweaked in Lightroom

very nice picture.. I wonder if it would be better if you crop more of the top off.

I am no expert. Is that CA on top of the picture?

TNB
02-04-2008, 08:11 PM
What happened to the Sigma?

Did someone write Sigma? One of the "dog" photos I took at PMA.

http://image2-4.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Yu63334.jpg

K1W1
02-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Which is heavier, the dog or the lens? :D

Doesn't that lens weigh 16kg or thereabouts :confused:

TNB
02-04-2008, 08:18 PM
Which is heavier, the dog or the lens? :D

Doesn't that lens weigh 16kg or thereabouts :confused:

I really couldn't tell you since I didn't evey try to pick one of them up. Heck, I didn't even bother to try and pick up the Nikon lens.

http://image2-9.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Pm35079.jpg

r3g
02-04-2008, 09:17 PM
dxrpcnxj, you take some really good band photos I hope those guys are paying you well. ;)


rooz, you continue to make the rest of us look bad... i dont like you! :D

K1W1
02-04-2008, 10:07 PM
rooz, you continue to make the rest of us look bad... i dont like you! :D

You are my kind of person. Not only do I not like him because he makes us all look bad but his D300 is a POS as well. :D:D:D

You were looking for motivation on the other thread so here is some - go and out shoot Rooz on a macro and make us hate you as well. :)

r3g
02-05-2008, 12:04 AM
You are my kind of person. Not only do I not like him because he makes us all look bad but his D300 is a POS as well. :D:D:D

You were looking for motivation on the other thread so here is some - go and out shoot Rooz on a macro and make us hate you as well. :)

got some macro lenses i can borrow :). maybe an extension tube or 2 while your at it! :D

TFitch85
02-05-2008, 10:37 AM
Hey dxrocnxj!

You take some amazing photos. I take a lot of live music shots too. How do you get your shots to come out so awesome? Are you using a direct flash? Are you bouncing it off the ceiling? Flash filters? Also, what kinda of lenses are your typical "go to" lenses?

Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks

Trav

dxrocnxj
02-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Hey dxrocnxj!

You take some amazing photos. I take a lot of live music shots too. How do you get your shots to come out so awesome? Are you using a direct flash? Are you bouncing it off the ceiling? Flash filters? Also, what kinda of lenses are your typical "go to" lenses?

Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks

Trav

kit lens, bounced off the ceiling. usually keeping the flash at 1/4 -0.4
the effect i use on my pictures now a days is done in photoshop.
gives it a nice feel and brings out the colors, especially in the foreground

esp
02-05-2008, 02:32 PM
very nice picture.. I wonder if it would be better if you crop more of the top off.

I am no expert. Is that CA on top of the picture?

I think your right. I croped the picture and it does look better. Thanks for the tip. CA? What is CA?

K1W1
02-05-2008, 02:53 PM
CA? What is CA?

CA = Chromatic Aberration
It usually shows as purple fringing on the edges of colours. It's caused by the lens not focussing all colour wavelengths correctly on the same spot on the sensor.

TFitch85
02-05-2008, 03:56 PM
kit lens, bounced off the ceiling. usually keeping the flash at 1/4 -0.4
the effect i use on my pictures now a days is done in photoshop.
gives it a nice feel and brings out the colors, especially in the foreground

How are your results with the 50mm 1.8? I was looking into this lens and maybe even the 85mm 1.8 because of where I am forced to stand sometimes.

JBO
02-05-2008, 04:52 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/DSC_0682acopy.jpg

FLYING JIM!

esp
02-05-2008, 05:23 PM
CA = Chromatic Aberration
It usually shows as purple fringing on the edges of colours. It's caused by the lens not focussing all colour wavelengths correctly on the same spot on the sensor.


Good to know. Thanks.

esp
02-05-2008, 05:28 PM
Here is another one from the weekend. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2181/2235168467_1933e3b07e_b.jpg


Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Adobe Lightroom

r3g
02-05-2008, 06:29 PM
nice PP esp. turned a what would be a kinda boring picture into something id expect to see on a wallpaper website :cool::D

XaiLo
02-05-2008, 08:19 PM
esp what program are you using for PP? nice edit the green sucks you in. :)

dxrocnxj
02-05-2008, 09:51 PM
How are your results with the 50mm 1.8? I was looking into this lens and maybe even the 85mm 1.8 because of where I am forced to stand sometimes.

im always up close im never too far away. my kit lens does the trick and planning on getting the 10mm sigma fisheye

ssil2000
02-06-2008, 03:11 AM
my first go at hdr, not the best test subject but i didn't bring my manual and had to try and figure out bracketing on my own, and it took me a while :rolleyes:

CC welcomed!

:)

Sergio

herc182
02-06-2008, 05:47 AM
my first go at hdr, not the best test subject but i didn't bring my manual and had to try and figure out bracketing on my own, and it took me a while :rolleyes:

CC welcomed!

:)

Sergio

Nice attempt. You certainly used HDR carefully. However, taking HDR images of moving things like water is very difficult. But nonetheless its a very good first attempt!

esp
02-06-2008, 09:00 AM
esp what program are you using for PP? nice edit the green sucks you in. :)

I have been using Photoshop for years but I recently got lightroom and love it. I used lightroom for this one. I am still learning lightroom (and the camera for that matter) but have been very happy with the results so far.

erichlund
02-06-2008, 09:18 AM
Were you on a tripod?

Bracketing can be done manually. Using the meter, set your desired aperture, then figure out the appropriate metered shutter speed. Move the shutter speed down two stops and take a shot, then up one stop, then another, and so on, until you have 3 to 5 shots. You have just bracketed your shot without worrying about how the camera would do it. Oh, and you may have exceeded your camera's automatic bracketing capability.

Of course, doing it manually with this subject would result in totally washed out water. With my D200, I can set this up for autobracketing and get all 5 shots in about a second.

r3g
02-06-2008, 09:22 AM
good stuff ssil2000. looks kind of dream like :)

hankbeblazin
02-06-2008, 09:31 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments sorry i didnt get back to you guys earlier been very busy. Nice job everyone


nice job ssil2000 great first attempt.


I have been using Photoshop for years but I recently got lightroom and love it. I used lightroom for this one. I am still learning lightroom (and the camera for that matter) but have been very happy with the results so far.

lightroom is amazing i think everyone here loves it. the main attraction to it for me over Capture NX is the fact you have something like 10 color channels to play with. really helps the pictures be more vibrant. Its not too hard to master it's alot of fun. Have a great time with it ESP

TNB
02-06-2008, 11:59 PM
Just one of the samples from tonight. It's uncropped and that's the ref in the way.

http://image2-2.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Pn37892.jpg

ssil2000
02-07-2008, 12:11 AM
thanks for the comments guys! really appreciate it, here is another one i liked better, i think the clouds are more impressive...

:)

Sergio

T06
02-07-2008, 02:26 AM
As you can see I'm going to external hard drives & to hell with the windows world of pc's, man am I loving the Apple & the Nikon programs had the mac edition too.:)

ssil2000
02-09-2008, 12:55 AM
i filtered through (with great difficulty) some of the shots from my weekend away and her are a couple i dont mind, you can really see where the 55-200 just sux... if i had a 70-200 these shots would be killer, light was perfect etc

anyhoo,

first is 55-200@55
iso 100
f10
1/500

second and third 55-200@200
iso 100
f8
1/500

tfa8rva
02-09-2008, 09:20 AM
i filtered through (with great difficulty) some of the shots from my weekend away and her are a couple i dont mind, you can really see where the 55-200 just sux... if i had a 70-200 these shots would be killer, light was perfect etc

anyhoo,

first is 55-200@55
iso 100
f10
1/500

second and third 55-200@200
iso 100
f8
1/500

You first shot looks really nice. Okay, now for the Noob question...How would the 70-200mm have improved your shots? I assume that the 70-200mm is a faster lens, but couldn't you have opened your aperture more on your current lens? I'm asking because I don't understand.

Jay

K1W1
02-09-2008, 03:08 PM
My photo of the day for today goes here!

But it can't because all my camera stuff is in a pannier on my motorbike and the key for the pannier is broken and i can't open it until I get to a locksmith on Monday (unless I resort to a large screwdriver at some time today). :mad::mad::mad:

Erad
02-09-2008, 09:19 PM
took my brother out today to do some portraits for my parents, and was really happy with this one.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2197/2253567361_5cc26da1d2.jpg?v=0

ssil2000
02-09-2008, 09:21 PM
took my brother out today to do some portraits for my parents, and was really happy with this one.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2197/2253567361_5cc26da1d2.jpg?v=0

great shot! your parents will be very happy!

:)

hokeyguy
02-09-2008, 10:28 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2242973632_25b4736497_b.jpg

T06
02-09-2008, 10:48 PM
You first shot looks really nice. Okay, now for the Noob question...How would the 70-200mm have improved your shots? I assume that the 70-200mm is a faster lens, but couldn't you have opened your aperture more on your current lens? I'm asking because I don't understand.

Jay

If you want to pick a Nikon zoom to be the benchmark, you wouldn't be far wrong in picking the 70-200, it is top shelf. I started with one lens & that was the 24-120. It was a great walk around lens & maybe in the same class as the 55-200, but it sure didn't have the culture of the 70-200 or the pop.

T06
02-09-2008, 11:06 PM
My photo of the day for today goes here!

But it can't because all my camera stuff is in a pannier on my motorbike and the key for the pannier is broken and i can't open it until I get to a locksmith on Monday (unless I resort to a large screwdriver at some time today). :mad::mad::mad:

Thought I'd send this in for k1w1, head up mate, it's not all bad.:D

K1W1
02-09-2008, 11:31 PM
Gee thanks Kev. You are all heart. :)

BTW I think the camera is tilted a bit.

hokeyguy
02-10-2008, 04:55 AM
How do you like that 70-200? I'm interested in that range, and it's about half the price of the Nikon. I'm real happy with my 18-50 Sigma and was just curious how you liked it.

Erad
02-10-2008, 09:16 AM
i love my sigma 70-200, thats the lens i used for the portrait above, really nice and sharp and great dof. if your looking to get a 70-200 2.8 lens but dont want to spend 1700 USD then i would recommend the sigma version.

hankbeblazin
02-10-2008, 09:25 AM
You first shot looks really nice. Okay, now for the Noob question...How would the 70-200mm have improved your shots? I assume that the 70-200mm is a faster lens, but couldn't you have opened your aperture more on your current lens? I'm asking because I don't understand.

Jay


i dont think its a matter of lens its a matter of post processing. i hope you dont mind but i put your pictures in lightroom and made it look alot better all you need to do is add alot of contrast and adjust the levels

hokeyguy
02-10-2008, 11:20 AM
i dont think its a matter of lens its a matter of post processing. i hope you dont mind but i put your pictures in lightroom and made it look alot better all you need to do is add alot of contrast and adjust the levels
Where's the shots? Here's one with just levels adjustment.

hankbeblazin
02-10-2008, 04:55 PM
hey

i didnt want to put them on my flickr page cuz that would be false advertising so to speak. shoot me a PM with your email and i'll send them to you

jcon
02-10-2008, 06:12 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2242973632_25b4736497_b.jpg

I really like this one. Mind sharing the PP you did on it?

hokeyguy
02-10-2008, 07:00 PM
I really like this one. Mind sharing the PP you did on it?
Thanks! I did a 3 exposure HDR, then used the "300" (http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/2008/monday-presets-the-300-look/) preset in Lightroom.

esp
02-11-2008, 11:13 AM
Thanks! I did a 3 exposure HDR, then used the "300" (http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/2008/monday-presets-the-300-look/) preset in Lightroom.

Nice work on the pp. Here is a shot I took last week that I used the 300 preset on as well. It wasnt the best shot but I thought the pp made it more appealing. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/2257904863_1ff389475b_b.jpg

r3g
02-11-2008, 11:31 AM
nice one esp, you captured the energy very well

tfa8rva
02-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Nice work on the pp. Here is a shot I took last week that I used the 300 preset on as well. It wasnt the best shot but I thought the pp made it more appealing.

Cool shot. It reminds me of the video game Excitebike.

tfa8rva
02-11-2008, 11:39 AM
Here's a photo I took last weekend. Its a monument to 18,000 soldiers killed during the American Civil War. It can be found in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va.


Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 1/100
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: 18-55mm Kit

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2124/2254499188_5f4a8364fa_o.jpg

ssil2000
02-11-2008, 01:48 PM
Where's the shots? Here's one with just levels adjustment.

thaks hokey, i can get those results in PP, but its heave PP and maybe too heavy? i feel wrong when i have to manipulate a photo that much... i guess it looks better but it feels like cheating!

this morning i went through some of my pics and if i aggressively pp them they look ok, i guess i need to accept it and "suck it up" i suppose!

:)

Sergio

tcadwall
02-11-2008, 02:53 PM
Ok, I don't want to mess up this awesome thread, especially since this has been a subject that has been beaten to death too many times, but it may not have required PP if the settings in camera would have been for a bit more vibrant color, and a bit more contrast. Remember that film could be chosen for color vibrance and contrast as well, is that cheating?

TDI-Guy
02-11-2008, 03:38 PM
haven't been on the site for a while.

here's my 1 year old girl


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

toriaj
02-11-2008, 03:55 PM
Welcome back :)
Nice picture, I like the B&W, may I ask what led you to leave the bear in color? And not your daughter?

TDI-Guy
02-11-2008, 03:57 PM
I took the picture, my wife did the PS.:D she thought it would look neat.

also there is a bright green line on her diaper, stood out like a sore thumb.

ssil2000
02-11-2008, 05:26 PM
Ok, I don't want to mess up this awesome thread, especially since this has been a subject that has been beaten to death too many times, but it may not have required PP if the settings in camera would have been for a bit more vibrant color, and a bit more contrast. Remember that film could be chosen for color vibrance and contrast as well, is that cheating?

like i said, it felt like cheating but i just need to get over it... i also think part of the problem is that it takes 10 minutes to edit 1 picture in lightroom at them moment due to my old lappy nearly having a heart attack everytime i go to develop an image... once the new lappy comes it may not be as big of an issue :) and i will hopefully be "over it" by then :) hehe

ssil2000
02-11-2008, 05:28 PM
haven't been on the site for a while.

here's my 1 year old girl


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

great shot mate! cute kid too! :)

XaiLo
02-11-2008, 06:38 PM
TDI-Guy, great capture beautiful subject. ;)

AMDnut
02-11-2008, 07:46 PM
Man - weather sucks here.... everything is gray... hard to find color in the winters here. Took this today, have taken similar shots before, but this is with the new D40.

EXIF DATA:
Nikon D40
2007/02/10 13:17:52.2
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: 2330 x 1805
Color
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 42mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/50 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Cloudy
AF Mode: AF-A
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode:
Auto Flash Comp:
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0į
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

toriaj
02-11-2008, 08:04 PM
I've been wanting to photo these windmills for awhile. I'm not completely pleased, especially with the ground at the bottom. I wish it was covered with snow, I think. Just a quick edit, kind of looking for that "clean air advertisement" look. C&C always appreciated.

34mm, 1/30 sec., f/16, ISO 400
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2258996583_8b95a8c46a.jpg

accord2003
02-11-2008, 08:20 PM
TDI-Guy

Great shot. Love how you can mix BW and colour.

accord2003
02-11-2008, 08:21 PM
[QUOTE=esp;285106]Nice work on the pp. Here is a shot I took last week that I used the 300 preset on as well. It wasnt the best shot but I thought the pp made it more appealing.

very nice!. This preset is sure creating some nice photos.

ssil2000
02-11-2008, 11:56 PM
heres another one from my trip, i thought it looked pretty cool :)
18-55@18
iso125
.8sec
f14

dxrocnxj
02-12-2008, 08:38 AM
Nice work on the pp. Here is a shot I took last week that I used the 300 preset on as well. It wasnt the best shot but I thought the pp made it more appealing. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/2257904863_1ff389475b_b.jpg


i wanna hang this on my wall.

esp
02-12-2008, 09:29 AM
Weather was definitely not the problem here this weekend. (80 and sunny all weekend. :p ) I didn’t think much of this one at first but it keeps catching my eye.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2416/2256800032_c755aa719e_b.jpg

tfa8rva
02-12-2008, 09:39 AM
Weather was definitely not the problem here this weekend. (80 and sunny all weekend. :p ) I didnít think much of this one at first but it keeps catching my eye.


Didn't think much of it? Why? This is a great shot, and I love the shirt.

esp
02-12-2008, 11:17 AM
Didn't think much of it? Why? This is a great shot, and I love the shirt.

I set out to get some fast shutter action shots of him playing with the water so I passed right by this one.

hokeyguy
02-12-2008, 03:47 PM
I've been wanting to photo these windmills for awhile. I'm not completely pleased, especially with the ground at the bottom. I wish it was covered with snow, I think. Just a quick edit, kind of looking for that "clean air advertisement" look. C&C always appreciated.

34mm, 1/30 sec., f/16, ISO 400
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2258996583_8b95a8c46a.jpg

I'd crop just a bit off the left side and it seems a bit too bright to me, but I like it.

hokeyguy
02-12-2008, 04:25 PM
This seemed a very odd mural to put on a restaurant. It almost seems a bit...cannibalistic.

Cyberwlf
02-12-2008, 04:31 PM
Didn't think much of it? Why? This is a great shot, and I love the shirt.

Yeah i think its great too, the perspective, the rich colour of the sky contrasting well with the colour of the cap, and the shot of the child caught in action

ssil2000
02-12-2008, 05:14 PM
This seemed a very odd mural to put on a restaurant. It almost seems a bit...cannibalistic.

i dont remember making that mural! ;)

Sergio

tfa8rva
02-12-2008, 05:30 PM
This seemed a very odd mural to put on a restaurant. It almost seems a bit...cannibalistic.

Makes me wonder what the food is like.

K1W1
02-12-2008, 08:16 PM
Autumn (Fall) is coming and the Chestnuts are ripening on their trees so I guess that this is appropriate. From a couple of years ago, must fix it up one day.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/70/152978294_3fd1979bbd_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 400
50mm f1.8 lens

jsnail
02-13-2008, 03:11 PM
I think this one counts as my *favorite* picture of the day :)

18-200 at 130, f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 500

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2263894118_eb0f857f54.jpg

dxrocnxj
02-14-2008, 08:11 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Ghost%20of%20a%20Fallen%20Age/DSC_0105copy.jpg

last night i shot a band from virginia.
haha, watching this guy was a show in itself.
just through his eyes you see pain anger and struggle.
and i love every bit of it.

XaiLo
02-14-2008, 09:23 PM
Pretty sweet capture Dylan, I reall enjoy the facial expression.

hankbeblazin
02-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Pretty sweet capture Dylan, I reall enjoy the facial expression.
i always enjoy dylans concert pictures. i see that he is gonna be famous with it. he's a natural

K1W1
02-15-2008, 02:44 AM
You can tell that the cricket season is almost over.
Playing kick to kick instead of supporting their batters.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2266072477_37c212beeb_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 125 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
55-200VR lens

erichlund
02-15-2008, 12:30 PM
So what is kick to kick. Looks sort of like a football, but the ball is a little blurry. Could be a rugby ball - same basic shape, if not as pointy.

toriaj
02-15-2008, 02:51 PM
That's a great capture, K1W1.

K1W1
02-15-2008, 04:48 PM
So what is kick to kick. Looks sort of like a football, but the ball is a little blurry. Could be a rugby ball - same basic shape, if not as pointy.

It will only take about three weeks to explain. :)
One feature of Australian Rules Football is the high mark where players leap in the air and catch the ball which has been kicked to them usually by somebody in their own team, often they leap from within a "pack" (group of players).
Kick to kick is where one group kick the ball to another group and they practice marks and catches.
Here is what they are trying to do. (http://eteamz.active.com/wrfnc/images/Newton.Mick.Mark'07.jpg)

Cyberwlf
02-15-2008, 05:04 PM
Shame it's not a rugby photo :p ...But nah, good capture :)

btuner
02-15-2008, 07:25 PM
ill add one to the mix!
D40
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_0383copy.jpg

Aldor88
02-16-2008, 09:41 AM
Woot i actually managed to take some pics today :O. Heres one, more in my flickr.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2419/2269423600_9732e0dd43_b.jpg

esp
02-16-2008, 09:41 AM
First, nice pic btuner. Second, I took this one last night and it is pretty creepy. I came in to the living room and my son was sitting inches away from the t.v. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2309/2268683067_eee48be061_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Adobe lightroom

jsnail
02-16-2008, 11:04 AM
love the static effect :)

r3g
02-16-2008, 11:32 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/2269722246_d70c2bcd65_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/2269722246/)


This is one of the pictures I took from that shoot I was complaining about in my most recent thread. Because I only have 2 strobe there are cross shadows so I had to shop the background. lol

erichlund
02-16-2008, 11:43 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/2269722246_d70c2bcd65_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/2269722246/)


This is one of the pictures I took from that shoot I was complaining about in my most recent thread. Because I only have 2 strobe there are cross shadows so I had to shop the background. lol

And one of them knocked your models head right off. ;)

Instead of setting both at offset positions, left and right, use one on the camera. That will give you some direct frontal light that will soften the shadows from the side light. That's my uneducated opinion. It's also the solution that was used when I took a studio lighting course (a 1 day overview affair, nothing particularly comprehensive).

r3g
02-16-2008, 11:45 AM
Thx Ill try that next time. OMG do you have any idea how annoying and awkward it is to deal with a full body manikin???

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3276/dsc0247gp0.jpg

toriaj
02-16-2008, 12:02 PM
hot mannequin :D
What led you to make the exposure so dark? Effect, or maybe were you having problems with the whites overexposing?

r3g
02-16-2008, 12:11 PM
Actually this pic wasnt used in the final cut, I was just playing with the light. The final ones were a lot brighter though this one doesnt look too dark to me o_O. You talking about the dark wall or what?.

btuner
02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_0044copy.jpg

Rooz
02-16-2008, 06:01 PM
great shot bt

Fiasco
02-16-2008, 08:22 PM
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/356/dsc0426gb9.jpg

hankbeblazin
02-16-2008, 09:43 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/2269722246_d70c2bcd65_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/2269722246/)


This is one of the pictures I took from that shoot I was complaining about in my most recent thread. Because I only have 2 strobe there are cross shadows so I had to shop the background. lol


how come you didnt have the lights come from the top? is there a reason you chose the sides? i didnt read the thread i didnt even see it but did you have a soft box or anything?

r3g
02-16-2008, 11:30 PM
no softbox both flashes were bare. the room was kind of small so i wouldnt have been able to get the flash high enough. next time im going to try the side/front position. getting exposure was no problem looks fine to me o_O

Aldor88
02-17-2008, 04:17 AM
Two suns :eek:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2268628249_f5cb95d60d_b.jpg

rawpaw18
02-17-2008, 04:33 AM
Second, I took this one last night and it is pretty creepy. I came in to the living room and my son was sitting inches away from the t.v.


Very cool, got that poltergeist feel to it. Fantastic

cincyimages
02-17-2008, 07:13 AM
Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 250
Focal Length: 20mm
Shutter: 1/320
Aperture: f9
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm

Art Academy of Cincinnati in the historic neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/92931733/original.jpg

bobc4d
02-17-2008, 07:46 AM
@fiasco cool picture - I get a veritgo feeling for some reason like looking down at a very tall stack

@cincyimages - is the R supposed to be backwards ? or is it the side you're on ?

btuner
02-17-2008, 09:17 AM
D40
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_0021copy.jpg

cincyimages
02-17-2008, 10:30 AM
@cincyimages - is the R supposed to be backwards ? or is it the side you're on ?

Hi Bob, it is the Art Academy, so I am sure they consider the reverse "r" a form of art.

Classic96
02-17-2008, 11:31 AM
Yet "another" cat photo :D

D80
28-70mm f/2.8
SB-800
Focal length 70mm
Exposure 1/60th
f/4.5
ISO 100
PP work done in CS3

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2271502551_44d00c0dc6_o.jpg

Fiasco
02-17-2008, 08:07 PM
[QUOTE=bobc4d;286044]@fiasco cool picture - I get a veritgo feeling for some reason like looking down at a very tall stack

Thanks! I got that feeling too as I was composing the frame in my D80 viewfinder... funny thing is it's actually just the underside of a bridge in Central Park, NYC.

Rooz
02-17-2008, 09:41 PM
Yet "another" cat photo :D

D80
28-70mm f/2.8
SB-800
Focal length 70mm
Exposure 1/60th
f/4.5
ISO 100
PP work done in CS3



i dont actually like cats much but this is a great shot.

Fiasco
02-17-2008, 09:41 PM
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2460/dsc0504gs0.jpg

Geoff Chandler
02-18-2008, 12:49 AM
@fiasco cool picture - I get a veritgo feeling for some reason like looking down at a very tall stack

@cincyimages - is the R supposed to be backwards ? or is it the side you're on ?

Try scrolling up and down whilst looking at fiasco's image!! :eek:
(the earlier one we are refering to)

Geoff Chandler
02-18-2008, 12:53 AM
Yet "another" cat photo :D

D80
28-70mm f/2.8
SB-800
Focal length 70mm
Exposure 1/60th
f/4.5
ISO 100
PP work done in CS3


This is a lovely cat shot -we do see a lot of them within these forums
(partly my fault) but this one stands out from the pack
(can you have a pack of cats??)
Good job!
:cool:

T06
02-18-2008, 02:11 AM
Yet "another" cat photo :D

D80
28-70mm f/2.8
SB-800
Focal length 70mm
Exposure 1/60th
f/4.5
ISO 100
PP work done in CS3

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2271502551_44d00c0dc6_o.jpg

Mate , you actually made me say wow out loud, great shot!

T06
02-18-2008, 02:20 AM
Right time right place, right frame. To me it is deserving of the Nikon POTD thread of my own pics.

Classic96
02-18-2008, 04:41 AM
I have 4 cats and a huge German Shepherd, I think that can be considered a "pack" LOL!

Thanks for the compliments everyone! I love this new lens.

T06, cool cloud pic. I'm just sitting here looking at it trying to figure out what animails and such I can find in the cloud. Just like I did when I was a kid!

Cyberwlf
02-18-2008, 05:12 AM
I love the cat photo too.. Granted I am a fan of cats, my last cat was essentially my muse when it came to my photography :p Till she passed away anyhow..

Fiasco
02-18-2008, 06:00 AM
Try scrolling up and down whilst looking at fiasco's image!! :eek:
(the earlier one we are refering to)

HAHAHA!!! It does have a weird yet cool effect.

Tony_V
02-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Well, It's been a while since I've posted here. I purchased the Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 and Nikon SB-800 just before Christmas. This is a shot using both. The lamb is about 36 hours old.

30mm
F4.0
1/60 sec
ISO 800
Flash sync Front Curtain
No PP.

Tony

hankbeblazin
02-18-2008, 04:38 PM
it was a windy night last night the clouds were moving really fast

iso 200
F/11
Shutter Speed 30 seconds


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2016/2273124669_31ede56109.jpg

Tony_V
02-18-2008, 05:17 PM
it was a windy night last night the clouds were moving really fast

That created a neat effect in the sky. Very cool!

tim11
02-18-2008, 09:25 PM
A couple of 'weed' flowers from my backyard.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/flowers/N80217_012.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/flowers/N80217_016.jpg

btuner
02-18-2008, 10:02 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_0767copy.jpg

dxrocnxj
02-18-2008, 11:51 PM
it was a windy night last night the clouds were moving really fast

iso 200
F/11
Shutter Speed 30 seconds


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2016/2273124669_31ede56109.jpg

beautiful
i need to try this.

T06
02-19-2008, 12:04 AM
All the wrong settings but this little bugger was about the width of a cigarette packet. Was walking along the balcony at a rental & f!!!ME! Nearly walked face first straight into it.:D

K1W1
02-19-2008, 12:39 AM
What is it with you New South Welshmen and bugs?

tim11
02-19-2008, 01:46 AM
What is it with you New South Welshmen and bugs?
NSWelshmen anb bugs? :D

p.du.v
02-19-2008, 02:16 AM
Well I've recently done the jump from Canon to the D300. And maaaan am I happy I did!

One of the first proper outtings I gave it was for a model shoot for an upcoming exhibition called Worn With Pride, in recognition of the sacrifice of our Servicemen and woman over the centuries.

Granted, this isn't a straight-from-camera shot, though I do tend to use photography as more of an artistic form than a purest thing (the PS vs no PS debate..).

Anyways, here's to my new love, the D300! And finally being able to hang out with the cool people on the DCRP forums!! ;)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/2273355544_0ed817e001.jpg
http://flickr.com/photos/pduv/2273355544/

Rooz
02-19-2008, 03:02 AM
thats an exceptional image. throwback to the '20's. the mood you set with PP is perfect and the compositon is spot on. very well done.

T06
02-19-2008, 03:05 AM
Well I've recently done the jump from Canon to the D300. And maaaan am I happy I did!

One of the first proper outtings I gave it was for a model shoot for an upcoming exhibition called Worn With Pride, in recognition of the sacrifice of our Servicemen and woman over the centuries.

Granted, this isn't a straight-from-camera shot, though I do tend to use photography as more of an artistic form than a purest thing (the PS vs no PS debate..).

Anyways, here's to my new love, the D300! And finally being able to hang out with the cool people on the DCRP forums!! ;)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/2273355544_66c55aa9c0_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pduv/2273355544/

Welcome to the darkside. The 200 eats the 300 but hey I won't tell if you don't.;) kiwi, we've got em, aplenty & f'ing big too!

Geoff Chandler
02-19-2008, 03:26 AM
Well I've recently done the jump from Canon to the D300. And maaaan am I happy I did!

One of the first proper outtings I gave it was for a model shoot for an upcoming exhibition called Worn With Pride, in recognition of the sacrifice of our Servicemen and woman over the centuries.

Granted, this isn't a straight-from-camera shot, though I do tend to use photography as more of an artistic form than a purest thing (the PS vs no PS debate..).

Anyways, here's to my new love, the D300! And finally being able to hang out with the cool people on the DCRP forums!! ;)



Woah!! Love this shot - great stuff
I know you are happy etc with the camera and I wouldn't turn my nose up at a D300 - but it's YOU that really made this shot - so credit where credit due - nice job!!!

Geoff Chandler
02-19-2008, 03:31 AM
I have been thinking of taking some of these shots now four a couple of years. I go to a Gym directly oposite
this scene and often admire it in different lighting and times of the day/year.
This is one of many I took today (19/Feb08).
It's what used to be the old Airport at Croydon - and Airport house - with particular attention to the plane
they have at the entrance.
Incidentally many years back I worked in this building.
OK - virtually hot off the press then - straight off the camera (OK resized!)
I will post a few more (probably in another thread) once I have sorted through.
This one taken with the D80 & the Sigma 28 - 200 @40mm. f8, 320th sec
+0.3 ev centre weighted

p.du.v
02-19-2008, 04:31 AM
Oooh nice Geoff! Being ex Military myself, I just love any militaristic buildings etc.
I would LOVE to see this scene shot at dusk. Nice deep orange light, long shadows. Maybe climb that tree to the right for some elevation?
I need to get over your way one day. Such history.

Thanks for the kind comments all.
Geoff, true it's the photographer, not the camera. But maaaan is the D300 one hell of a quality jump up from my now-sold 400D! heh.
At 100% you can almost see the fibres of the netting on Nicky's bonnet. It's just breathtaking.
So in love heh.

Geoff Chandler
02-19-2008, 03:50 PM
~Now there's an idea for a night shot - I will go back and do some sometime..
Meanwhile - here's another from the same set....

K1W1
02-19-2008, 05:31 PM
Interesting use for an old plane. There appears to be access to it so what is inside?

btuner
02-19-2008, 05:47 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_1071copy.jpg

K1W1
02-19-2008, 06:38 PM
I like the concept and the subject but I'm just not quite sure about the execution. Maybe if the phone was on a plain wall or if the vertical edges of the phone were parallel to the edges of the photo?

btuner
02-19-2008, 06:50 PM
yeah i dunno i used a tripod so my shot was straight on, the phone musta been hanging on the wall a little crooked and i didnt notice till after i got home lol

Rooz
02-19-2008, 09:50 PM
i like it, good concept very well executed. i think a B/W conversion may work really well for this shot. needs a staighten too imo.

btuner
02-19-2008, 10:38 PM
here i "fixed" it
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_1071_2copy.jpg

Geoff Chandler
02-20-2008, 01:22 AM
K1W1 - Yes - I saw that (access via iron stairs) - but it's padlocked off - so I resisted the temptation
of climbing over.
The other side is quite dirty and weathered...

K1W1
02-20-2008, 01:38 AM
here i "fixed" it

The B&W is definitely the right way to go IMO. I you use Lightroom I'd try the Matt Kloskowski 300 look preset.

Fiasco
02-20-2008, 06:22 AM
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7605/dsc0633hj8.jpg

Cyberwlf
02-20-2008, 07:03 AM
Interesting idea for the last shot, but it seems to have an unbalanced blue tinge dominated colour scheme, not sure if its the difference in palette which causes it, but it makes the image lack contrast/look washed out.

Fiasco
02-20-2008, 05:50 PM
Interesting idea for the last shot, but it seems to have an unbalanced blue tinge dominated colour scheme, not sure if its the difference in palette which causes it, but it makes the image lack contrast/look washed out.

Not sure what caused it either, but I like that it basically keeps the background muted while the foreground stands out.

XaiLo
02-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Just looks like it was a tad bit overexposed... sun, haze, & pollution probably account for background tint.

Fiasco
02-20-2008, 09:13 PM
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/522/dsc0658edityp1.jpg

XaiLo
02-20-2008, 10:06 PM
Fiasco, played around with this one, hope you don't mind... I would say the images seem slightly overexposed may want to check the exposure compensation.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/02_feb/w23.jpg

jcon
02-20-2008, 10:13 PM
Here is an image I created with multiple pictures I took from tonights(Wednesday) Lunar Eclipse. It was bitterly cold out, something like -11 so it was very difficult to stand there for over an hour and take these pictures. Not to mention I didnt have the lens reach I would have preferred. Anyway, not the best but thought I would share the Eclipse with all of you.

Fiasco
02-20-2008, 10:44 PM
Fiasco, played around with this one, hope you don't mind... I would say the images seem slightly overexposed may want to check the exposure compensation.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/02_feb/w23.jpg

Don't mind at all. Perhaps you could explain what you did to the photo?

TNB
02-20-2008, 10:46 PM
Nice moons. I got a couple of moon shots without clouds and some with clouds. In some sort of weird way, I sort of like the clouds in this one. Hence, I left it uncropped.

http://image2-3.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Wu62283.jpg

jcon
02-20-2008, 11:49 PM
I like it, T. Would you mind posting some more, or linking to more? Id love to see what you came up with!

TNB
02-20-2008, 11:59 PM
Not as much red in this photo. Fewer clouds too. ;)

http://image2-4.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ca81254.jpg

XaiLo
02-21-2008, 12:15 AM
sure no problem Fiasco,

In ACR:
Lens Correction
fix blue/yellow fringe -5

Saturation
aquas -20
blues -36

Luminance
aquas -39

Tone Curve
Highlights +9
lights -4
darks -27
shadows -45

Basic
Blacks 19
Recovery 50
Vibrance -25

In PhotoShop
Removed sky - magic wand
colored in the blown out portion of the streetlamp.
cloned some sections of the water towers. used a
variation of burning to bring back the color in the
buildings and water towers. created a little monotone
noise using blue and brown on the far left building
and tower. cleaned up the edges with a gausian blur
and added in new sky from another photo and that's
about it.

Geoff Chandler
02-21-2008, 01:51 AM
Not sure what caused it either, but I like that it basically keeps the background muted while the foreground stands out.
It's still nice - I would be tempted to have a play with it - maybe isolate the main subject and play with colours and curves - possibly even put a bit of Gausian blur on the background - or even... turn the background B&W

EDIT: - more than a day later: - I see someone HAS had a play (nice job Xailo)- I missed that - but sometimes things seem to post out of sequence
sorry about that.

Geoff Chandler
02-21-2008, 01:53 AM
Love these moon shots - I like the blurred clouds
Really nice job on both

btuner
02-21-2008, 10:53 AM
a little pre eclipse action

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_1245copy.jpg

hankbeblazin
02-21-2008, 02:03 PM
i like that shot above thats great. timed shots at night with clouds is awesome

heres another night shot i did. nothing illuminated the tree's but parking deck lights. no flash.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2141/2281219478_b4ef95a36e.jpg

T06
02-22-2008, 07:16 PM
Something different for a change.

hankbeblazin
02-23-2008, 11:35 AM
another model. i know you guys are tired of these hahaha

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2179/2284706447_b73d6f77ed.jpg

Turo
02-23-2008, 12:39 PM
Nice pic, btuner! How log of an exposure did you use?

btuner
02-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Nice pic, btuner! How log of an exposure did you use?

thanks! 20 seconds for that one.

SuperCharged
02-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Here are 3 ok pictures that I took today using the Nikon D80. I’m a total beginner when it comes to SLR cameras but hopefully the 2 DVDs and e-book help me understand the aperture, wb, focus etc.. Tips from experienced SLR photographers are always welcome :)

Enjoy

rusty bike

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/DSC_0002.jpg

2 planes getting ready to land
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/DSC_0001.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/DSC_0004.jpg

btuner
02-23-2008, 04:31 PM
plane pics are a little over exposed but nothing a quick couple notches down on the exposure in the sunlight cant fix. you should look into a uv filter too, if nothing more than just to protect your main lens from dirt and scratches. but they do help with bright pics aswell.

example with uv filter

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_0729.jpg

SuperCharged
02-23-2008, 06:21 PM
who sells the filters and what do they look like.

Thanks

K1W1
02-23-2008, 06:27 PM
who sells the filters and what do they look like.

Thanks

All camera shops or on line resellers sell UV filters.
It's just a glass lens that screws to the front of your main lens.
You need to buy one that is the the correct diameter for the lens you want to use it on.
You should do a little research first. There are arguments for and against UV filters being used simply for protection.

http://www.hoyafilter.com/images/top.jpg

K1W1
02-23-2008, 06:32 PM
While I was playing with reflections yesterday.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2045/2287198826_2469fa9e11_b.jpg

D50
A=?
S=?
50mm f1.8

AMDnut
02-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Finally getting to play a little with the new D40... was cold, but good weather!

SuperCharged
02-23-2008, 09:51 PM
All camera shops or on line resellers sell UV filters.
It's just a glass lens that screws to the front of your main lens.
You need to buy one that is the the correct diameter for the lens you want to use it on.
You should do a little research first. There are arguments for and against UV filters being used simply for protection.

http://www.hoyafilter.com/images/top.jpg

Well, I searched *filters* and allot of guys aren’t using them because supposedly they can interfere with the quality of the picture? Are they mostly for protection? I always cover the lens with the stock Nikon cover when the camera is not being used and I always have the black hood on the front of the lens when I take shots. I might have to pass on the filter. Thanks for your help.

http://alexban77.en.ecplaza.net/16s.gif
http://www.microglobe.co.uk/catalog/images/nikhncp14.jpg

jcon
02-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Ive never had a filter for protection on any of my lenses. Some swear by em while others think there is no need.

SuperCharged
02-23-2008, 10:31 PM
Ive never had a filter for protection on any of my lenses. Some swear by em while others think there is no need.

i'll keep my lens filter free;)

K1W1
02-23-2008, 10:36 PM
i'll keep my lens filter free;)

Whatever works for you but filters are useful in many circumstances and they are something that it's good to know about and have a selection of.

T06
02-23-2008, 11:22 PM
nice shot kiwi, shame the sun wasn't 6-8 hrs older for the kwaka, AMDnut great capture mate, it's a keeper.

Rooz
02-23-2008, 11:30 PM
While I was playing with reflections yesterday.

50mm f1.8

great shot

Geoff Chandler
02-23-2008, 11:59 PM
Just coming home from a nightshift - just afer sunrise. Happened to have my camera with me ~
I have noticed this learner car up our road a few times. Well - I suppose it has to be parked somewhere
- but in the whole of the UK - it had to be up my road!!!
Early morning - WB 6300K, ISO400, 25th sec, f4.5, 45mm, - Just cropped resized and framed.

TNB
02-24-2008, 01:10 AM
Ive never had a filter for protection on any of my lenses. Some swear by em while others think there is no need.
If you had trashed as many lenses as I have filters from flying debris, you probably would have second thoughts.

Tonight's adventure also had less debris flying around unless a player or a basketball counts. Then again, I'll probably be back in the dirt in the morning.

A sample from tonight.

http://image2-2.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Vt56852.jpg

Geoff Chandler
02-24-2008, 07:44 AM
Filters:
I got a Sigma 72mm UV for my 17 - 70
Now I need the same for my 28-200.
Anyone know of anything particularly better? - or
should I stick with the same again.
cheers
(only posted here as it is a current topic of conversation - should
really be elswhere)

btuner
02-24-2008, 08:29 AM
I dunno, I like my hoya's

dxrocnxj
02-24-2008, 08:57 AM
another model. i know you guys are tired of these hahaha

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2179/2284706447_b73d6f77ed.jpg

hank, very nice.
lovely looking girl btw. haha.

hankbeblazin
02-24-2008, 09:40 AM
hank, very nice.
lovely looking girl btw. haha.
Thanks for the comment Dylan

hokeyguy
02-24-2008, 09:58 AM
I've been wanting to photo these windmills for awhile. I'm not completely pleased, especially with the ground at the bottom. I wish it was covered with snow, I think. Just a quick edit, kind of looking for that "clean air advertisement" look. C&C always appreciated.

34mm, 1/30 sec., f/16, ISO 400
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2258996583_8b95a8c46a.jpg

Hey tori, when I got my new National Geographic I saw this image. It immediately reminded me of this shot you took. I thought you may get a little inspiration as it seems to combine elements I've seen in your work.

Geoff Chandler
02-24-2008, 11:09 AM
I dunno, I like my hoya's

No worries - thanks anyway - I just need to get something and wondered if
there really is any significant differences.
I will most likely go for Hoya or Sigma at whatever is the best price.

Edit - just been surfing, and I am confused by the large variations in price for a UV filter
even the same make! - does anyone know what the differences are?? -
eg: Hoya Filter 72 SHMC PRO-1 UV for £24= at amazon
0r - Hoya 72mm UV Filter for £17= at amazon
they go up as high as £55= for a Nikon one!!

Confused!

toriaj
02-24-2008, 11:34 AM
Hey tori, when I got my new National Geographic I saw this image. It immediately reminded me of this shot you took. I thought you may get a little inspiration as it seems to combine elements I've seen in your work.

Thanks for thinking of me :)
Yes, I like it, it is inspirational :) My problem lately is getting BACK to the car after taking the shots, when it is completely dark :eek: not too great if I walked a ways to get the shot (probably trespassing over uneven, slippery ground.) Maybe I can take my sleeping bag, build a fire next to the windmills and just leave in the morning :D

P.S. Or just go in the early, early morning instead ... but then it's hard to get the shot framed and focused ...

wh0128
02-24-2008, 12:12 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2146/2287860762_35bc6c14dd.jpg

Taken for a window light project. In front of a black background. This is a self-portrait.

toriaj
02-24-2008, 06:31 PM
Nicely done, makes me want to go try it :)

e_dawg
02-24-2008, 08:30 PM
Sassafraz Ice Fest 2008, Yorkville, Toronto

http://lh6.google.com/public6028/R8JDftiVImI/AAAAAAAAAlc/_ZzDCXVxXkU/s800/Ice_fest_08_ice_chest_1600_crop.jpg
Model: FinePix S5Pro
Lens: Tamron 17-50/2.8 + B+W CPL
ISO: 125
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 20mm
PP: RAF > FinePix Studio (WB, EC, tone curve) > TIFF > CNX (local adjustments, resize, USM)

Fiasco
02-24-2008, 10:14 PM
I bought the Nikkor 50mm prime yesterday. My first photo using it.

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9139/dsc0719db7.jpg

Rooz
02-24-2008, 10:26 PM
really nice shot, very nice dof and composition it does look a tad OE to me though. out of interest, what settings are you using with your shots ? are you manually exposing ?

nb: you will notice the single biggest flaw with the 50mm f1.8 in this shot. any backlit bokeh is quite sharp and angular. eg: the green light in center frame. so i'm guessing you're at around f4 or something cos thats generally when i've found some issues.

erichlund
02-25-2008, 07:03 AM
Yes. You can tell two things from this shot, the diaphram has 7 blades and they are NOT rounded. I suppose you can also tell that the circle is not perfectly symmetrical either, though better than I've seen with some lenses.

cincyimages
02-25-2008, 08:42 PM
Barack Obama at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 1250
Focal Length: 22mm
Shutter: 1/50
Aperture: f3.8
Lens: Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/93439171/original.jpg

Fiasco
02-25-2008, 08:57 PM
really nice shot, very nice dof and composition it does look a tad OE to me though. out of interest, what settings are you using with your shots ? are you manually exposing ?

nb: you will notice the single biggest flaw with the 50mm f1.8 in this shot. any backlit bokeh is quite sharp and angular. eg: the green light in center frame. so i'm guessing you're at around f4 or something cos thats generally when i've found some issues.

Thank you. I was at f/3.5 for this shot. Yeah I did notice the backlit bokeh effect.

I keep hearing people say my shots are a tad over-exposed, maybe I can't see it. How do you tell a slightly over-exposed photo?

Rooz
02-26-2008, 12:57 AM
they look a little washed out and lacking a bit of contrast. cant see all the exif in your shot. perhaps that last shot isnt a good example of what i mean cos there are alot of muted tones there. the d80 does have a tendancy to OE a little bit. something to be mindful of for you. its also really conservative with sharpening at default.

tfa8rva
02-26-2008, 05:27 AM
the d80 does have a tendancy to OE a little bit.

I have noticed this with mine as well, and now I usually adjust a couple of clicks to the right of center of the light meter. And depending on the shot, it may require more than that.

Geoff Chandler
02-26-2008, 08:19 AM
I have noticed this with mine as well, and now I usually adjust a couple of clicks to the right of center of the light meter. And depending on the shot, it may require more than that.
I have mentioned this before - I don't know if it's better with Nikon lenses - but I have Sigmas. i scrapped using the Matrix meter and use centre weighted - large area - and don't have any over exposure ussues any more.
:)

Geoff Chandler
02-26-2008, 08:20 AM
Just got a few more beers in....

Fiasco
02-26-2008, 08:22 AM
they look a little washed out and lacking a bit of contrast. cant see all the exif in your shot. perhaps that last shot isnt a good example of what i mean cos there are alot of muted tones there. the d80 does have a tendancy to OE a little bit. something to be mindful of for you. its also really conservative with sharpening at default.

Ok, good to know that. I'll keep that in mind from now on.

I can tell obvious overexposure, but when it is slight or more subtle it is harder for me to discern. In order to train my eye better, what things should I look for when looking at an image to determine slight overexposure?

erichlund
02-26-2008, 10:51 AM
PAGE 100!!!!

OK, we've reached three digits. Are we ever going to lock this thread and open another so we don't have to deal with so many pages??? If we do, we should still keep it somewhere easy to reference. Maybe Jeff would make a POTD archive category in the galleries.

Geoff Chandler
02-26-2008, 11:04 AM
PAGE 100!!!!

OK, we've reached three digits. Are we ever going to lock this thread and open another so we don't have to deal with so many pages??? If we do, we should still keep it somewhere easy to reference. Maybe Jeff would make a POTD archive category in the galleries.

Eric - this is page 397!!?? - I don't know where you got page 100 from/?


Fiasco:
It's not easy - some people find setting the screen to show the blown highlights helpfull - press play, then scroll the front roller untill you see it.
also
I find the human eye doesn't compensate well for different lighting - so on a brightish day - I bump the screen brightness UP and when it's very dark I set it lower. ~ kind of helps and works for me.
:)

tfa8rva
02-26-2008, 11:13 AM
PAGE 100!!!!

OK, we've reached three digits. Are we ever going to lock this thread and open another so we don't have to deal with so many pages??? If we do, we should still keep it somewhere easy to reference. Maybe Jeff would make a POTD archive category in the galleries.

You must have yours set to show 40 posts per page and not the forum default of 10..I think.

tcadwall
02-26-2008, 12:59 PM
I do the linear most recent first 40/page, and rarely have to go past the first page before I have seen the new ones.

post 1111 !!!!

K1W1
02-26-2008, 01:35 PM
Additions to this thread seem to be coming more spasmodic anyway. When it started it was always at the top of the recent posts lists. Now it can go several days sometimes without a new post.
I don't see any need to close it. When you open it up it opens at the end not the beginning so it's not like you have to scroll through 4000 posts to get to the new ones or anything like that.

Geoff Chandler
02-26-2008, 02:14 PM
I find it doesn't always open at the end - for some reason - every now and then a thread will open several pages back - even though I have regularly checked in on it and maybe only one additional post has occured.
Anyway - this thread seems fine to me as it is.
:)

Rooz
02-26-2008, 08:14 PM
desat effect. not sure if it works or not. whaddya think ?
85mm f1.8
f2
1/60s
iso1600
spot meter

PHeller
02-26-2008, 09:06 PM
I'll post one for my buddy, who really doesn't have any experience behind the lense:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z284/knb133/FinalTree.jpg

dxrocnxj
02-26-2008, 10:04 PM
well ill start with the story.
a band from canada came to new jersey.
their van broke down and they needed some new promotional pictures.
at first i thought of a ball pit in a fast food play place but then we ended up at the mall.


passing through the mall we walked by a portrait studio with no one seeming to be paying attention to the front of the shop.


so with my camera over my shoulder and my sb 600 we ran in and snapped this.
probably very risky, possible fines, etc. almost the same as shoplifting i suppose haha, but an experience nonetheless. heres the final result with one on camera sb600 and a white backdrop.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Liferuiner/Promos/photoplacee.jpg

btuner
02-26-2008, 11:00 PM
nice^ i love risky photos!

St. Pete pier
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_0753copy-1.jpg

ssil2000
02-26-2008, 11:47 PM
desat effect. not sure if it works or not. whaddya think ?
85mm f1.8
f2
1/60s
iso1600
spot meter

i like it, especially his eyes, i really want that lens, a friend of mine asked what lens to buy for portraits and i said 85mm hands down... i cant wait till she gets it so i can borrow it! hehe

Sergio

ssil2000
02-26-2008, 11:49 PM
well ill start with the story.
a band from canada came to new jersey.
their van broke down and they needed some new promotional pictures.
at first i thought of a ball pit in a fast food play place but then we ended up at the mall.


passing through the mall we walked by a portrait studio with no one seeming to be paying attention to the front of the shop.


so with my camera over my shoulder and my sb 600 we ran in and snapped this.
probably very risky, possible fines, etc. almost the same as shoplifting i suppose haha, but an experience nonetheless. heres the final result with one on camera sb600 and a white backdrop.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Liferuiner/Promos/photoplacee.jpg

nice! i like it and the story just makes it better! really enjoy all your work mate keep it up!

Sergio

Fiasco
02-27-2008, 12:27 AM
desat effect. not sure if it works or not. whaddya think ?
85mm f1.8
f2
1/60s
iso1600
spot meter

Is that desat in-camera?

T06
02-27-2008, 01:19 AM
Just trying out the converter on the 70-200

Erad
02-27-2008, 05:31 PM
went to a local free skate park. heres one i shot, he fell pretty good off his skatebaord.

shot with a sigma 70-200 2.8
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2297379180_63cfbc2e9d.jpg

Rooz
02-27-2008, 07:06 PM
Is that desat in-camera?

nope. using nx, just dragging the saturation slider across.

Rooz
02-27-2008, 07:08 PM
Just trying out the converter on the 70-200

great cloud formation. how did you guys cope with the storms ? heard it was pretty full on out your way.

Fiasco
02-27-2008, 08:13 PM
nope. using nx, just dragging the saturation slider across.

Oh ok... I do that in LightRoom. Just thought it would be good to be able to do it in-camera.

toriaj
02-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Fiasco, in general even if your camera has "modes" like sepia, it's better to do them in post-processing. If you do it in camera, you're stuck with the sepia look even if you decide you like it better in color. If you do it in PP, you can mess with it forever until you like it :)

My husband really likes this shot, I'm not sure. I think it's the OOF foreground that bothers me (should have used an even smaller aperture.) I added some detail in the sky, does it look natural?

220mm, f/16, 1/320 sec., ISO 1600 (sorry about the resize :mad: hopefully in a month or two I'll have a program that can resize decently. What program do you use? Or do you just link from a site that resizes for you?)
33628

T06
02-27-2008, 11:08 PM
great cloud formation. how did you guys cope with the storms ? heard it was pretty full on out your way.

Hey Rooz, they didn't give us much grief. Wifey left some sheets on the clothes line one arvo & an electrical with ferocious winds came through, man that really sorted it out.:D

Geoff Chandler
02-28-2008, 12:51 AM
Fiasco, in general even if your camera has "modes" like sepia, it's better to do them in post-processing. If you do it in camera, you're stuck with the sepia look even if you decide you like it better in color. If you do it in PP, you can mess with it forever until you like it :)

My husband really likes this shot, I'm not sure. I think it's the OOF foreground that bothers me (should have used an even smaller aperture.) I added some detail in the sky, does it look natural?

220mm, f/16, 1/320 sec., ISO 1600 (sorry about the resize :mad: hopefully in a month or two I'll have a program that can resize decently. What program do you use? Or do you just link from a site that resizes for you?)
33628
I love the lighting and the colour in this shot. The OOF foregound doesn't bother me - but I reckon if you had manually focused a tiny bit back it would have all been in focus (DOF was probably beyond the infinity but limited in the foreground).
Lots of people use Adobe Photoshop - it seems to be the industry standard - and you can resize and decide on how much compression you use etc. I sue Serif Photo plus which does a good and well controled job - and is loads cheaper - I think earlier verions can be downloaded for free.

TheWengler
02-28-2008, 01:53 AM
My husband really likes this shot, I'm not sure. I think it's the OOF foreground that bothers me (should have used an even smaller aperture.) I added some detail in the sky, does it look natural?

I like this one. The OOF foreground isn't great but when I first looked at it I didn't notice. I looked right past it to the peaks in the distance. Snowy landscapes are nice.

tcadwall
02-28-2008, 04:03 AM
Tori,
FWIW I like the shot too. And I don't think that the PP hurt it at all.

I agree with Geoff that bringing the focal plane toward you a tad (short focusing a tad) would have probably taken care of it, but it is hard to tell on the smallish viewfinders sometimes which brings me to the next point. This is one of those situations where DOF preview may have helped you adjust that - but that is one of the often down-played missing features on the D50 and lower.

Since you were already at f/16, if you would have stopped down more you would have been introducing other issues (diffraction) so I don't think that would have been the better choice.

toriaj
02-28-2008, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the ideas about front focusing, I've heard of it but I hadn't thought of using it. And Geoff, maybe I'll take a look at Serif Photo. For a little while I was using PictureProject to resize, but suddenly it won't do it anymore :confused: I really don't like Paint Shop Pro's resizing, but it's all I have right now. Do any of you know if Lightroom or NX can resize jpgs?

Lukas, Geoff, tcadwall, thanks for your comments :)

tcadwall
02-28-2008, 07:51 AM
Capture NX does, and there is a tutorial for it on this page (http://www.dphotojournal.com/nikon-capture-nx-tips-and-tricks/)

Lightroom also allows a resize, I have read rumors that it doesn't do the greatest job resizing, but heck that is all subjective.

I am pretty happy with the job that PaintShopPro does resizing images - but I don't get terribly picking when down-rezzing - It does do a better job than some other apps that I have used. I have even resized images larger and been impressed. But again, I might not be the best judge of this.

I use Bibble for the raw part of my work-flow, and I especially like the convenient way that resizing works in it. In Bibble I have custom Output queues set up for different resolution targets, and quick-keys attached to them so I can select a group of images, and hit the quick-key and it queues up and converts the raw images to the size / compression / naming format that I setup for the queue. This allows me to actually produce several different outputs for a group of images, and they can all queue up at the same time and be converting in the background. I don't normally do a pixel level inspection of lower-rez images though so I can't be too specific on it for that purpose.

Aldor88
02-28-2008, 10:08 AM
I'll post one for my buddy, who really doesn't have any experience behind the lense:

Nice picture, i might have framed it a bit more tightly but it works like this as well.

toriaj
02-28-2008, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the link for NX resizing. I think I'll be getting NX soon :)
And the info on Bibble is interesting, but I don't need batch processing since I only get 3 or so keepers from a 100-shot session ...
When I use PSP for resizing, I notice more loss of detail than when I use other programs. I've experimented with the different resize modes, but none of them seem better than Smart Resize.

TNB
02-28-2008, 01:31 PM
One of the shots I took last night when out meeting a few local people from Flikr at the Palzzo. I was at the Palzzo shooting across the street toward Treasure Island.

http://image2-6.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ez83126.jpg

toriaj
02-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Great shot there, TNB. I bet it's a great show.

What do you all think of this one?
26mm, 1/80 sec., f/25, ISO 200
33644

Rooz
02-28-2008, 04:47 PM
beautiful tor

Fiasco
02-28-2008, 07:35 PM
Fiasco, in general even if your camera has "modes" like sepia, it's better to do them in post-processing. If you do it in camera, you're stuck with the sepia look even if you decide you like it better in color. If you do it in PP, you can mess with it forever until you like it :)

I agree with you, it usually is best to keep your options open, but, in my D80 if I do any in-camera processing, it will create a new file with my edits saved, separate from the original file, which is left intact. In this case it's ok to play a little with the in-camera options.

Nice photo by the way!

TNB
02-28-2008, 07:55 PM
Great shot there, TNB. I bet it's a great show.

What do you all think of this one?
26mm, 1/80 sec., f/25, ISO 200
33644
Thanks. Your photo gives me "flashbacks" to when I used to live in Wyoming. Now, I have to go close the door since I'm getting cold thinking about it. ;)

toriaj
02-28-2008, 08:19 PM
Oh, good to know, Fiasco :)

Thanks guys--TNB, actually it's much warmer now, most of the snow is melted and it's above freezing in the afternoon :) feel like comin' back?

dxrocnxj
02-28-2008, 11:26 PM
empty restuarant was a good place for some band photos.
italian mafia feel? looking like they mean business?

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Liferuiner/Promos/lalala.jpg

Geoff Chandler
02-29-2008, 12:23 AM
empty restuarant was a good place for some band photos.
italian mafia feel? looking like they mean business?


This one looks good! I like this - if it were to be used on an Album cover - I would consider lowering the saturation half way between colour & B&W and then adding a little sepia - so It would be sepia with a bit of colour - also I would increase the contrast... purely for an Album cover, as far as a photo is concerned - I like it how it is.
Nice job.

Rooz
02-29-2008, 12:36 AM
superb work dylan.

ssil2000
02-29-2008, 03:01 AM
empty restuarant was a good place for some band photos.
italian mafia feel? looking like they mean business?

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Liferuiner/Promos/lalala.jpg

nice one again mate! every photo you post is top notch, keep up the good work :)

sergio

tcadwall
02-29-2008, 04:46 AM
Tori make me feel cold too. and NO - IT DOES NOT make me want to move back North! It is a good reminder of one of the reasons I moved south!

For a little CC on that one, I think it could have been more powerful from a different angle - but I know, I wasn't there. But here is what I am thinking. There are a lot of technical challenges with that shot - especially with exposure, and I think you did pretty well there. But it seems to lack a real focal point (in composition that is). Like - "What was the intent of the photographer". I think it you could have shot it from a point left of where you were, closer to the road, you could have used the road for a line to draw the eye. There is plenty of things that are interesting enough, but it just seems a bit random, and not purposeful.

This is just a simple suggestion. I like your shots, and this one is nice as well, I am not great myself, but I noticed this, and thought I would mention it - maybe help stretch you - like I need to be stretched myself. Heck, I need to get away from my computers and work long enough to take some more pictures!!!

TNB
02-29-2008, 01:25 PM
TNB, actually it's much warmer now, most of the snow is melted and it's above freezing in the afternoon :) feel like comin' back?
Perhaps, when it's summer time since it gets a little on the hot side here.

Here's another shot from the other night--nothing fancy, just some reflections in the water.

http://image2-7.rcuniverse.com/e1/forum/upfiles/70716/Ql33687.jpg