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Rooz
02-29-2008, 03:58 PM
handheld full-ish moon on a clear night. didnt even need to sharpen this. active d-lighting works really well.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/2301135906_420cdb7f45_o.jpg

jcon
02-29-2008, 04:20 PM
empty restuarant was a good place for some band photos.
italian mafia feel? looking like they mean business?


I really, really like this picture... ALOT! Has a nice "old school" feel to it. Excellent work.. but Italian Mafia feel? Not even close lol. If that were my band, id be using that as a major promotional piece, like a cover or poster. Youve found your niche!

TNB... that is a very interesting photo, I like it!

r3g
02-29-2008, 06:44 PM
great pics everyone!



did this one for the brochure to an after school program for a local high school. the program also tutors middle schoolers hints these kids being so small. :p

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2214/2300577903_b39eff3d8c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/2300577903/)

K1W1
02-29-2008, 07:12 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2300621483_61a286b44e_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 45 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

Rooz
02-29-2008, 07:18 PM
you've become quite the clever, creative bastard lately rich. what an awesome and original composition. great shot.

Rooz
02-29-2008, 07:19 PM
did this one for the brochure to an after school program for a local high school.

we call that detention out our way. :p

K1W1
02-29-2008, 07:22 PM
you've become quite the clever, creative bastard lately rich. what an awesome and original composition. great shot.

Coming from you I appreciate that.
Thanks.

dxrocnxj
03-01-2008, 09:19 AM
thanks everyone!!
shot yet another band yesterday, my latest pictures are really creating a buzz in the local music scene.


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Lifes%20Cold%20Grip/Promo%202/DSC_0094.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Lifes%20Cold%20Grip/Promo%202/DSC_0097.jpg

hankbeblazin
03-01-2008, 09:26 AM
great shots dylan! i love the first one

XaiLo
03-01-2008, 01:45 PM
dylan! Don't tell me you borrowed the free studio again.... lmao maybe you should apply for the job since you're a regular now. ;) j/k Dylan nice to see you're carving out a niche for yourself, I like the playfulness of the second one. Search for an action called dragonizer me thinks you'll like it.

toriaj
03-01-2008, 04:42 PM
did this one for the brochure to an after school program for a local high school. the program also tutors middle schoolers hints these kids being so small. :p

Reggie, congratulations on being hired to do a brochure :cool: that's awesome! The face of the little boy in front seems much better lighted than the rest of the shot, drawing my eye to his face only. Was that a result of your own lighting, or the ambient light?

And Rooz, that's a great moon shot!

dxrocnxj
03-01-2008, 05:51 PM
dylan! Don't tell me you borrowed the free studio again.... lmao maybe you should apply for the job since you're a regular now. ;) j/k Dylan nice to see you're carving out a niche for yourself, I like the playfulness of the second one. Search for an action called dragonizer me thinks you'll like it.

hahaha no no that was in a garage! but you wouldnt know it :p

anyways whats this action? haha

K1W1
03-02-2008, 12:22 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/2300636769_f9b1e0b26b_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200

hankbeblazin
03-02-2008, 01:11 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/2300636769_f9b1e0b26b_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200

great photo nice use of high dof i love it. i love the texture and colors

CNI Dawg
03-02-2008, 10:06 AM
Here are a few of my 1st pics with the new D40 / 18-55mm kit lens.
The dog is the only one at home that will let me that their picture :(
Need to get outside with the camera & roam around.
I love this new camera !

With in flash (too bad her forehead is overexposed)
http://www.geocities.com/lwk2@swbell.net/Pictures/Sadie/DSC_0060.JPG

With SB400 bounced
http://www.geocities.com/lwk2@swbell.net/Pictures/Sadie/DSC_0284.JPG

http://www.geocities.com/lwk2@swbell.net/Pictures/Sadie/DSC_0285.JPG

tfa8rva
03-02-2008, 02:15 PM
I don't know what this thing is, but I liked it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2389/2304816215_7c5b523839_o.jpg

tfa8rva
03-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Nice Shot! That looks like pretty a narrow gauge train track.

toriaj
03-03-2008, 12:04 AM
What do you think of this one? It's one of my first "wide-angle effect" shots. Do you think it works?

18mm, 1/125 sec., f/16, ISO 1600
33723

K1W1
03-03-2008, 01:07 AM
I like it.

I like the way the eye gets led up the slope to the moon by the slope itself and the shape of the rocks.

Geoff Chandler
03-03-2008, 05:25 AM
Bought my wife a nice Orchid - for Mothers day (yes! I did buy a plant form my own Mother as well!!)
This is taken with our bedroom wallpaper as a background colour, I used the Sigma 28 - 200 for this particular shot @145mm (217mm equiv).
:)

AMDnut
03-03-2008, 09:21 PM
Just playin' around....

Nikon D40
ISO 400
f/5.6
1/20
WB - Manual
Focal Length - 55mm

btuner
03-03-2008, 10:24 PM
thought this sign was funny, its like of course aliens with mittens on cant swim!

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_1821copy.jpg

tfa8rva
03-03-2008, 10:37 PM
thought this sign was funny, its like of course aliens with mittens on cant swim!



Haha....who comes up with these signs?

tfa8rva
03-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Just playin' around....

Nikon D40
ISO 400
f/5.6
1/20
WB - Manual
Focal Length - 55mm

This is a really cool shot, but I gotta ask..... Do you understand exposure any better?

imagesbyjudd
03-04-2008, 09:32 AM
I was shooting an indoor drum line competition, I can't use flash during the program, however I caught this young preformer just prior to going on.

sb800 with diffuser manual setting.
cropped a bit. red eye because of the long lens. I like the overall effect so the only other enhancements are to pop up the eyes a bit and crank up the contrast a bit. Otherwise expression and makeup are all hers.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/2308846983_65896fedb8_b.jpg

Nikon d200
300 mm
f8
1/60
iso 500
sb800 camera mounted.

edited in cs2 as above

esp
03-04-2008, 10:59 AM
This was the first very early morning of a very long road trip. What do you think?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2143/2309928482_9dba268543_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

ESP
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezperkins2

TheWengler
03-04-2008, 11:11 AM
red eye because of the long lens.

I thought red eye was caused by the subjects pupils being wide open due to the dark conditions when the flash goes off. I think it's also worsened by having the flash close to the camera.

esp, I like that one.

tfa8rva
03-04-2008, 11:16 AM
I thought red eye was caused by the subjects pupils being wide open due to the dark conditions when the flash goes off. I think it's also worsened by having the flash close to the camera.

esp, I like that one.

Wouldn't the use of a long lens effectively make it seems as though the flash is closer to the lens? If the point of focus is 50 feet away versus 5, doesn't the line of the lens and the flash become more parallel causing the light to bounce more directly back at the lens?

btuner
03-04-2008, 11:45 AM
caught this while driving 40mph down a little 2 lane road!

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_1879.jpg

for size and distance from the road reference:
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_1864.jpg

imagesbyjudd
03-04-2008, 12:43 PM
Wouldn't the use of a long lens effectively make it seems as though the flash is closer to the lens? If the point of focus is 50 feet away versus 5, doesn't the line of the lens and the flash become more parallel causing the light to bounce more directly back at the lens?

You are correct, in this case the effective length due to sensor size is 450mm. and the subject was actually fairly close to me also in a less than bright area her eyes were wide open. Normally I just correct for this and go on. However I liked the intensity with the make up etc. So I left them. I did not alter the red in any way, only slightly punched up the blue in her eyes.

K1W1
03-04-2008, 01:20 PM
This was the first very early morning of a very long road trip. What do you think?


I think it's a terrific shot that is very well cropped and presented for best effect.
Where is the location?

esp
03-04-2008, 01:59 PM
I think it's a terrific shot that is very well cropped and presented for best effect.
Where is the location?

Thanks for the kind words. It was taken on Highway 78 in the southern California. I was still half asleep and was surprised I could even work the camera let alone get any usable shots from it.

toriaj
03-04-2008, 04:04 PM
I really like it too, esp. It's what I call "good spotting," (I'm sure there's a better term out there) Noticing that it is a good scene to shoot, and knowing how to capture it effectively. (seems like I can do the first part, more often miss on the second myself) Great job.

AMDnut
03-04-2008, 04:48 PM
This is a really cool shot, but I gotta ask..... Do you understand exposure any better?

Yes, I understand it a lot better! But just because I understand it better doesn't mean I can apply it better!!! :D:eek:

T06
03-04-2008, 07:00 PM
This was the first very early morning of a very long road trip. What do you think?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2143/2309928482_9dba268543_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

ESP
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezperkins2

I think that in this pic we are witnessing the very poor quality of the farmers skills here. The dirt along the fence line indicates the pacing malnourished cattle are looking for the "grass is always greener" on the otherside of the fence thing. They need to be fed. Apart from that I think it's a great shot.;) Don't mind me, people that farm animals & starve them really piss me off.

T06
03-04-2008, 07:15 PM
Taronga Zoo on Australia Day. Sorry to disappoint but it's a D200 only here.:D

hankbeblazin
03-04-2008, 08:11 PM
great image above. unfortunately i don't have a 70-200 :(

walking around the river today found 2 geese hanging out on the rocks they let me get with in 10 feet of them i spent an hour and half just watching them and taking their pictures. pretty cool to spend time with an animal that long to see what they do

1/250th sec
F/8
ISO 320
Fill flash
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2059/2310908889_a6569ce395_b.jpg

jcon
03-04-2008, 09:45 PM
Taronga Zoo on Australia Day. Sorry to disappoint but it's a D200 only here.:D

Nice picture.. glad to see your D200 is still working... mine stopped working the day the D300 was released..LOL:rolleyes::D

tfa8rva
03-04-2008, 09:49 PM
Caught some guys kayaking down the river this weekend. They yelled at me for taking their picture, at which point I said "I can't hear you!"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2402/2311106645_30f84be9bb_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: 55-200VR

tfa8rva
03-04-2008, 09:54 PM
Taronga Zoo on Australia Day. Sorry to disappoint but it's a D200 only here.:D

The clarity of that shot just makes me sick!:( Seriously though, nice looking shot.

K1W1
03-05-2008, 02:41 AM
Taronga Zoo on Australia Day. Sorry to disappoint but it's a D200 only here.:D

You paid the Zoo entrance fee to photograph a seagull? :confused::confused:

Great shot all the same, :D

tim11
03-05-2008, 04:54 AM
You paid the Zoo entrance fee to photograph a seagull? :confused::confused:



LOL. I didn't know they keep the gulls in Taronga zoo. :confused:

tim11
03-05-2008, 04:57 AM
Here is my shot of the day.

esp
03-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Here is a shot from last weekend. This one was taken out in open ocean of a wild sea lion. He was napping on a weather buoy. There is no pp or cropping on this shot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/2309744243_df01a76024_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200

ESP
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezperkins2/

ssil2000
03-05-2008, 01:50 PM
brighton sunset
iso100
50mmf10
1/500
matt kowolski sunset preset

shot inspired by dread pirate roberts :)

i had a great day, took a bunch of great photos, will post another after work.

have a nice day everyone :)

Sergio

Dust Bowl Refugee
03-05-2008, 02:47 PM
brighton sunset
iso100
50mmf10
1/500
matt kowolski sunset preset

shot inspired by dread pirate roberts :)

i had a great day, took a bunch of great photos, will post another after work.

have a nice day everyone :)

Sergio

Great shot. Is that Brighton in Sussex? If so, whereabouts is it?

tim11
03-05-2008, 02:59 PM
brighton sunset
iso100
50mmf10
1/500
matt kowolski sunset preset

shot inspired by dread pirate roberts :)

i had a great day, took a bunch of great photos, will post another after work.

have a nice day everyone :)

Sergio

That's a great shot Sergio. Should I credit you or Dread Pirate then? :D Any post processing involved?

ssil2000
03-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi Dust Bowl Refugee, thanks for the compliment :)
that is brighton in adelaide australia :)

thanks tim, i used the kowolski sunset preset, i must admit it was quite good off the camera but the preset just kicks it up a notch.

:)

hankbeblazin
03-05-2008, 09:06 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/2313136179_88ce626cce_b.jpg

T06
03-05-2008, 11:03 PM
A friend for the other fat fish:D

T06
03-05-2008, 11:05 PM
You paid the Zoo entrance fee to photograph a seagull? :confused::confused:

Great shot all the same, :D

LOL, yeah, they pose in there ya know.;) More like it cost me part of my sandwich.:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-06-2008, 03:50 AM
Beautiful shot of last nights sunset Sergio. Great example of why to take the camera off full auto.

That preset you mentioned, is there a link to obtain these and instructions how to use them? I imagine they would be camera model dependant?

ssil2000
03-06-2008, 04:06 AM
Beautiful shot of last nights sunset Sergio. Great example of why to take the camera off full auto.

That preset you mentioned, is there a link to obtain these and instructions how to use them? I imagine they would be camera model dependant?

thanks mate! the preset isn't camera specific, its PP so i load it into lightroom and apply it to the image i want. i think you mentioned using CS2 don't think the preset would be useable in CS2 however theres nothing stopping us trying to emulate the setting in cs2... this (http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/archives/presets/) is the site i have used to procure the presets :)

if you ever do look at a photo management/editor program i highly reccomend lightroom, helps you organise and edit your pics so easily... i am starting to sound like kiwi :rolleyes: hehe

for what its worth this was straight off the camera no PP so i just kicked it up a notch with the preset.

K1W1
03-06-2008, 04:57 AM
How come the horizon slopes left to right in the Matt's version and is horizontal in the original? :)

ssil2000
03-06-2008, 01:22 PM
ok, i straightened it :P i thought it would be silly posting a crooked picture... hehe

Rooz
03-06-2008, 02:46 PM
great sunset image.

ssil2000
03-06-2008, 07:12 PM
great sunset image.

thanks mate! it was weird, i got it first shot, i knew i wanted to have the jetty lead to the focus point (the sun) so it was a matter of settings, so i set it to A and set f10, i didnt like what shutter it set so i changed to M and adjusted the shutter to 500 white balance to daylight and i got that... i was very pleased with myself! the first time i really felt comfortable behind the camera. i must say i think the understanding exposure is the best investment i have made to date and it was a rather small one... it just explains things in a way you remember and are able to relate his examples to real life scenarios.

anyway enough blabbing on my part!

thanks for all the comments folks!

Sergio

K1W1
03-06-2008, 10:40 PM
Considering that you probably had a window of less than 30 seconds to make those decisions and get the shot I think you really should be pleased with yourself.

K1W1
03-06-2008, 11:01 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/2316230588_eef54f8586_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 92 mm
ISO Speed: 200

XaiLo
03-06-2008, 11:09 PM
sweet capture ssil2000.

Nice Kiwi what did you do with the birds head :p

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-06-2008, 11:25 PM
Nice Cocky K1W1. Love the detail of the flared flight feathers.

Don't chickens etc usually run around after you chop the heads off, not fly away:D

K1W1
03-07-2008, 03:54 AM
I know it's the second one today but I saw this sign at the bottom of the mountain this afternoon and couldn't resist a night shot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2058/2315711359_f66bf73254_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 30 sec (30)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 82 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
55-200VR
(Yes it was on a tripod. VR isn't that good)

Rooz
03-07-2008, 04:06 AM
lmao great stuff

ssil2000
03-07-2008, 05:06 AM
hahaha nice kiwi! haha you make me laugh!

fionndruinne
03-07-2008, 05:00 PM
Bravo to whatever mind came up with that one!

T06
03-07-2008, 05:10 PM
...another fish eater.

btuner
03-07-2008, 05:31 PM
i love pelican shots^, i have a billion of them
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/pelican.jpg

dxrocnxj
03-07-2008, 05:41 PM
so i was bored and went to the city with some friends and got two piercings so i figured id show them off haha.

people say i pull them off rather well.
the older population says its stupid, but hey im still a kid :p

http://i30.tinypic.com/2j0m2du.jpg

T06
03-08-2008, 04:40 PM
Bravo to whatever mind came up with that one!

Similar thinking.....:D

tfa8rva
03-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Anyone need a corkscrew?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2240/2319182797_f8824730d4_o.jpg

Wind was blowing so hard today I could hardly hold the camera still enough to take the three shots to make this.

T06
03-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Good timing! Great shot Jay.

tfa8rva
03-08-2008, 06:31 PM
Good timing! Great shot Jay.

Thanks. I've driven by that thing a million time, but this is the first time I thought about taking a picture of it.

XaiLo
03-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Jay, Very nice capture. What program did you use for HDR?

XaiLo
03-08-2008, 10:50 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/03_mar/ButterflyJeweled.jpg

Visual Reality
03-08-2008, 11:16 PM
Jay, Very nice capture. What program did you use for HDR?
My money is on Photomatix.

toriaj
03-08-2008, 11:38 PM
Xailo, that's a great shot. She has perfect hair! (or did you do a lot of PP :P)

Aldor88
03-09-2008, 08:12 AM
Cool shot Xailo.

Here's another product of bad weather boredom, one must really be out of inspiration to shoot a clock lol. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2321220068_f99fddb133_b.jpg

toriaj
03-09-2008, 12:10 PM
excellent job, Aldor. Makes me want to try :)

tfa8rva
03-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Went out today to the flying field and took the camera along.

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter: 1/1250
Aperture: f/5.6
Lens: 55-200VR

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2118/2323442570_5be1c88463_o.jpg

tim11
03-09-2008, 11:09 PM
Went out today to the flying field and took the camera along.

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter: 1/1250
Aperture: f/5.6
Lens: 55-200VR

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2118/2323442570_5be1c88463_o.jpg

Invisible pilot?

tfa8rva
03-09-2008, 11:16 PM
Invisible pilot?

Remote control.:)

XaiLo
03-09-2008, 11:21 PM
toriaj & Aldor88, thank you for your kind words. Toriaj it's her natural hair just changed the color to add some drama. :)

btuner
03-10-2008, 12:23 AM
i never knew they had razor sharp teeth until today!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_2345.jpg

Rooz
03-10-2008, 12:37 AM
holy crap.

Rooz
03-10-2008, 12:38 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/03_mar/ButterflyJeweled.jpg

great creative shot. very original, i like it.
btw: is that your name Xai Lo ?

K1W1
03-10-2008, 12:56 AM
i never knew they had razor sharp teeth until today!


Yet another example of that rotten 55-200VR. I have no idea why Nikon continue to market that lens. :D:D

Great shot.

XaiLo
03-10-2008, 01:25 AM
Thanks much Rooz :) and I sent you a PM to answer your question.

p.du.v
03-10-2008, 09:13 AM
holy crap.
Haha that was my exact response.
Thems some nasty looking teeth.

XaiLo, love the shot, very nice work. Great colour, agreed. Cool head.. broach... thingy too!

K1W1, that sign is hilarious!
Where do you live? The buckshot kinda freaks me out. Is that a common thing around your parts? Haha.
I remember a few years back there were a spate of sign 'vandalism's on a sign on the freeway here in Perth.
It was the:
Form
One
Lane
sign,

and some crafty, hippee (and no doubt stoned) individuals were painting them as:
Form
One
Planet

I use to think it was pretty neat haha.

p.du.v
03-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Well for something a bit more dark and demented than normal, my first self portrait in ages:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/2291042639_195c7e3841.jpg

I'm not one for posting candid - hell, remotely normal looking - shots of myself.
There is an explanation/reason behind this shot, if you are at all interested.
Stated here: http://flickr.com/photos/pduv/2291042639/

Tony_V
03-10-2008, 10:05 AM
Yet another example of that rotten 55-200VR. I have no idea why Nikon continue to market that lens. :D:D

Great shot.

That is exactly what I was thinking...:)

nice shot btuner.

Tony

Jason25
03-10-2008, 10:22 AM
Taken yesterday with my D200 + 17-55 f/2.8

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2409/2322085313_0e0d85ca17.jpg

ooverdrive
03-10-2008, 10:34 AM
p.du.v!!!!!!!that's a great portrait.

XaiLo
03-10-2008, 03:40 PM
Well for something a bit more dark and demented than normal, my first self portrait in ages:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/2291042639_195c7e3841.jpg

I'm not one for posting candid - hell, remotely normal looking - shots of myself.
There is an explanation/reason behind this shot, if you are at all interested.
Stated here: http://flickr.com/photos/pduv/2291042639/

p.du.v, right back at ya... very cool shot man like the thought you put into it!

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Great shots everyone! Still learning the D40 here, went out today, gray again...

Found some colors though, thought this looked neat! Did a little PP - bumped contrast and saturation, tweaked lightness a little plus added frame...

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Lighthouse on Lake Michigan...

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 06:07 PM
I like this house, nice setting and simple...

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Stairway - layer_1 desaturate and layer_2 bumped the color a bit in Photoshop, played with opacity on layers to get effect...

K1W1
03-10-2008, 06:36 PM
I like this house, nice setting and simple...

Is it possible to do something with the house on the left? I find the lean in the shot to be very distracting.

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 06:40 PM
Well, I guess I broke the rules and posted more pics than the "one a day", sorry guys! Finally shot some pics and was excited!!!:):):)

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 06:44 PM
K1W1 - I find it odd as well, but these were on a steep hill and setting did not lend itself to doing much... any ideas?

AMDnut
03-10-2008, 06:52 PM
Quick fix.... but needs a lot more TLC!

K1W1
03-10-2008, 08:48 PM
I prefer the second one. Not sure what others think.

hankbeblazin
03-10-2008, 09:48 PM
San Juan Graves

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2325875098_e81a2abc92_b.jpg

imagesbyjudd
03-10-2008, 09:51 PM
She was playing one of those dance video games, set up in school cafeteria, illumination was a wall of windows on an overcast day. I just like her focus on the game.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2273/2312087865_f57973dbb3_b.jpg

Nikon d200
iso 1250
1/30
f4.5
90 mm

toriaj
03-10-2008, 11:02 PM
hankbeblazin, I really do like that shot. I love the contrast and the mood. Perfect.

imagesbyjudd, your shot has such a timeless feel. I really thought it was taken 50 years ago until I reread "video game" :D

I decided to try a window-light self-portrait. What do you think? I was surprised at how bright the window light really was. I brought down the highlights on my cheek quite a bit. The light didn't seem that bright in real life :) I also learned that autofocus is your friend for SPs! :)
P.S. I look really old in this pic ... I'm only 28 lol ...

50mm, 1/200, f/1.8, ISO 400
33938

XaiLo
03-10-2008, 11:31 PM
Pretty light and prettier girl. bad camera, we tried to make it a little more youthful toriaj hope you don't mind.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/03_mar/tori.jpg

hankbeblazin
03-11-2008, 12:01 AM
thanks toriaj

Erad
03-11-2008, 12:33 AM
heres a couple i did of my friend doing his aggressive rollerblading.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2320602486_dd2484d81c_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2298/2320615890_3c50995111_b.jpg

jcon
03-11-2008, 01:57 AM
P.S. I look really old in this pic ... I'm only 28 lol ...


Gorgeous eyes, Tori! It's nice to know I am not the only 28 year old around here! :D

toriaj
03-11-2008, 08:33 AM
Don't mind a bit, Xailo, thanks. Was it mostly skin smoothing? I'm surprised you didn't touch my gray hairs :) au naturel it is :D

Thanks jcon, the light was just right for catching the eyes, I think :)

Jason25
03-11-2008, 04:12 PM
I'm also 28 with some gray, don't feel bad ;)

toriaj
03-11-2008, 04:14 PM
lol thanks man :D

imagesbyjudd
03-11-2008, 04:49 PM
I've been 28. Once.

SharonD
03-11-2008, 05:05 PM
Yes, I was 28 once too......10 years ago. lol

jcon
03-11-2008, 05:34 PM
I'm also 28 with some gray, don't feel bad ;)

Gray or not, atleast you have some hair:mad: LOL.

Two 28 year old Jasons here... that cant be a good thing! LOL:p

K1W1
03-11-2008, 05:49 PM
When I was 28 Madonna was Like a Virgin. :D

Jason25
03-11-2008, 06:29 PM
Gray or not, atleast you have some hair:mad: LOL.

Two 28 year old Jasons here... that cant be a good thing! LOL:p

If that's not bad enough, I know 5 other Jasons personally :D

Oh, and I started graying at 17 :eek:, but yes, I do have a full head of hair!

I'll post up another pic as well:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2322106445_4c473e4821.jpg

btuner
03-11-2008, 10:47 PM
tried something a little different with this one
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_2511.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-11-2008, 10:59 PM
Loved the overcast graves shot Hank.
Toriaj looking like that you should be in front of the camera not behind it!

There's a light show here at the moment for an arts festival. The SA Government is projecting taxpayers dollars (light patterns) onto local buildings. Millions of DSLR owners - shows photography has never been more popular. Just coming to grips with my camera and was really proud of this one, any C&C welcome. 18-200VR, 22mm, Ap prior F10, tripod 6 secs, iso200, auto exp 0EV. Longer exposure to try and balance out crowd movement, no PP for lens distortion.

Rooz
03-11-2008, 11:11 PM
wow, that lloks unbelelievable...are they neon lights ?? great shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Thanks Rooz.

No idea on the technology. Here's the link to the story http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23295680-5016443,00.html

When I get the time I'm going to try and post a new thread of the sequence of the different patterns as they play across the same building.

Rooz
03-12-2008, 12:06 AM
ahh, i see. it looks awesome. what a great idea.

K1W1
03-12-2008, 12:24 AM
I think that they basically use a large projector to simply project an image onto the front of the building in the same way we project the ubiquitous Power Point slides onto the screen in every meeting room in the world.
Same technology much larger scale.

Rooz
03-12-2008, 12:30 AM
I think that they basically use a large projector to simply project an image onto the front of the building in the same way we project the ubiquitous Power Point slides onto the screen in every meeting room in the world.
Same technology much larger scale.

u-what-quitous ?? :confused::confused::confused::p

K1W1
03-12-2008, 12:47 AM
u·biq·ui·tous
Pronunciation[yoo-bik-wi-tuhs]
–adjective
existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.u·biq·ui·tous

Todays big word. :D:D:D:D

Bob_Benner
03-12-2008, 02:19 AM
Here is my 2 1/2 year old son Nicholas being silly as alwayshttp://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/Bob_Benner/firstD300shots_031007_1009.jpg

XaiLo
03-12-2008, 02:36 AM
That's a cute shot Bob. :)

Bob_Benner
03-12-2008, 04:46 AM
Thanks Xailo :)

ae86gtv16
03-12-2008, 09:31 PM
Just want to share a photo from my trip to Singapore last month.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D70S%20Images/Singapore/DSC_1110b.jpg

ssil2000
03-12-2008, 10:53 PM
Just want to share a photo from my trip to Singapore last month.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D70S%20Images/Singapore/DSC_1110b.jpg

great shot mate, only thing i would say is it looks a little crooked, maybe try straightning the photo so the skyline is aligned? aside from that its really beautiful!

Sergio

jsnail
03-13-2008, 07:18 AM
My little cousin (trying my go at people)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2181/2324571804_90cc51a28c.jpg

jcon
03-13-2008, 12:22 PM
Well done! I love the soft/airbrush look on "portraits". I apply that look to alot of my work. Nice photo!

T06
03-13-2008, 11:59 PM
...moonshiners last stand....:D

Rooz
03-14-2008, 12:22 AM
hey kev, what are you getting to replace the 17-55 ?

T06
03-14-2008, 12:44 AM
24-70, I think, or maybe I'll go optimus prime:D

Rooz
03-14-2008, 01:21 AM
goddamit, i knew you'd say that.

Fiasco
03-14-2008, 03:06 AM
A photo from a product test shoot I did yesterday.
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7456/dsc1609markedpt9.jpg

XaiLo
03-14-2008, 05:27 AM
jsnail, an adorable capture good save on the post work.

Looks like they fought the good fight Kev.

Fiasco, cool shot but takes a while to load.

T06
03-14-2008, 04:35 PM
[QUOTE

Looks like they fought the good fight [COLOR="navy"][B]Kev.QUOTE]

This monument is about 1/2 a k down the road from there, so not a bad guess at all.;)

Geoff Chandler
03-14-2008, 05:14 PM
I posted some pics of this in the leaf thread - but not this shot
It's a Sacred Bamboo - I cropped it to 4:3 to fill a standard screen
This is with my new 28 - 200 Sigma - quite pleased with it.

toriaj
03-14-2008, 10:08 PM
Shot looks great Geoff, I'm glad to hear you like your new purchase :)

dxrocnxj
03-15-2008, 03:07 AM
threw a suprise bithday party tonight for one of the guys.
this is outside of applebees before we went in and ate.
party of 26 by the way. :p


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Babey%20Ajs%20Party/DSC_0061.jpg

erichlund
03-15-2008, 10:06 AM
I posted some pics of this in the leaf thread - but not this shot
It's a Sacred Bamboo - I cropped it to 4:3 to fill a standard screen
This is with my new 28 - 200 Sigma - quite pleased with it.

What?!!! You didn't have to go out and buy a 4/3 camera to do that??? Could you explain the technique?? This could really save us some money!!!

Nice shot.

Visual Reality
03-15-2008, 11:02 AM
I sense a bit of sarcasm.

Geoff Chandler
03-15-2008, 01:49 PM
What?!!! You didn't have to go out and buy a 4/3 camera to do that??? Could you explain the technique?? This could really save us some money!!!

Nice shot.
Thanks Eric - and no I won't try to tell you I put masking tape either side of the sensor!!!
I don't quite get it with the whole 4:3 business - never mind
I just cropped this so I could maybe use it on my 4:3 screen - but I always keep an orig shot anyway.
Anyway - I proved to myself now that this lens is good enough - sure the 17 - 70 is a touch sharper
and goes way closer for those macro/close up shots but the 28 - 200 is a really nice walkaround
lens for me - so long as I don't need extra wide angle.
:cool:

Tony_V
03-15-2008, 02:58 PM
Another thread here got me motivated to take some pictures of my horses. I broke out my new Nikkor 70-200 AF-S F2.8 VR and filled up a 2 GB memory card. Here is one I really like. Yea I know she's a bit dirty. It's mud season here in NJ.

1/1250
70mm
F/4
ISO 200

Tony

StuartN
03-15-2008, 09:36 PM
Taken with my new Nikkor 24-70mm AF-S f/2.8. Really like this lens!

70mm
f/5.6
ISO 100
1/80s

Conversion in Lightroom to small jpg.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-15-2008, 10:29 PM
Found this poor blighter sweltering outside where it's 40C (104F). Brought him into the cool and blinded him for an hour or so. Severely cropped and sharpened. Any suggestions how I could do him better? I've taken him prisoner till it cools down.
200mm on 18-200VR, ISO200, natural light, Ap prior F14, 1/2sec.

Like the horse shot with diffused background Tony, I might not have got to 70mm on a gator Stuart, hope it was safe!

btuner
03-15-2008, 11:19 PM
my brother
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_3182copya.jpg

dxrocnxj
03-16-2008, 01:28 AM
Another thread here got me motivated to take some pictures of my horses. I broke out my new Nikkor 70-200 AF-S F2.8 VR and filled up a 2 GB memory card. Here is one I really like. Yea I know she's a bit dirty. It's mud season here in NJ.

1/1250
70mm
F/4
ISO 200

Tony

tony, where in new jersey?
my home is in brick but right now im living in an apartment in montclair

dxrocnxj
03-16-2008, 02:44 AM
heres my POTD
:)
this might break the rules since its actually 6 pictures ;)
but who says big kids have to grow up


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Red%20Tricycle/Promos/morgaaaa.gif

Rooz
03-16-2008, 03:58 AM
Found this poor blighter sweltering outside where it's 40C (104F). Brought him into the cool and blinded him for an hour or so. Severely cropped and sharpened. Any suggestions how I could do him better? I've taken him prisoner till it cools down.
200mm on 18-200VR, ISO200, natural light, Ap prior F14, 1/2sec.

Like the horse shot with diffused background Tony, I might not have got to 70mm on a gator Stuart, hope it was safe!

use 150mm cos its sharper. around f8 from memory is where the 18-200 is sharpest. much higher shutter speed. try and get it around the 1/100s mark. if you cant do that, use a desk lamp to illunimate him. you need extension tubes really, (or a close up filter), to get the sort of shot you're looking for i think.

Tony_V
03-16-2008, 06:28 AM
tony, where in new jersey?
my home is in brick but right now im living in an apartment in montclair

The other side of the state, outside Lambertville.

Here is a shot I took back in December. I took this experimenting with the Tamron 17-50 F2.8. I had never seen a railroad sign with this wording before.

40mm
F/8
1/500sec
ISO 200
PP - White balance correction

Tony

dxrocnxj
03-16-2008, 10:08 AM
The other side of the state, outside Lambertville.


oh so you live in what we on this side would call the woods :P
just kidding haha

Aldor88
03-16-2008, 10:41 AM
Took some landscapes today in less than ideal weather, heres one. I'll post more tomorrow when i have time to PP the rest.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2337182163_f1a8ce5b77_b.jpg

Aldor88
03-16-2008, 10:43 AM
heres my POTD
:)
this might break the rules since its actually 6 pictures ;)
but who says big kids have to grow up


Haha made me laugh, nice one. I enjoy your other work as well, im not too good at photographing people myself.

Turo
03-16-2008, 12:23 PM
http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/sandal.JPG

swak6287
03-16-2008, 07:58 PM
1st post. 1st request for opinions, review. thanks. be kind.

K1W1
03-16-2008, 08:11 PM
Took some landscapes today in less than ideal weather, heres one. I'll post more tomorrow when i have time to PP the rest.


I love that one.

jcon
03-16-2008, 08:19 PM
I agree with K1W1, that is amazing, Aldor!

K1W1
03-16-2008, 09:38 PM
The Gang Gangs have been feasting on our Dogwood.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2322717387_e6b57c1540_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 400

jcon
03-16-2008, 11:44 PM
Great capture K1W1, any PP? I really like the contrast and colors in this image. Well done!

K1W1
03-17-2008, 12:53 AM
Can't remember about the PP. I think it's almost straight from RAW converted in that software I use. Probably has the "Punch" preset and some sharpening.

p.du.v
03-17-2008, 01:17 AM
Great shots guys! Woot!

K1W1, really nice. Great detail there man.


Aldor88, your shot is superb.

Took some landscapes today in less than ideal weather, heres one. I'll post more tomorrow when i have time to PP the rest.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2337182163_f1a8ce5b77_b.jpg
Have you thought about cropping out the majority of the 'white' water at the bottom of the image?
I'd love to see a really narrow panoramic crop of this shot, cropped short of the shadows on the water.

Just my opinion anyways :).

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-17-2008, 01:26 AM
Had to let the little fella go, he had slowed down even more, (I reckon he was about to kick the bucket). 130mm Ap prior F22, 1/6sec Iso200 LV focussed.
Next time I'll try F8 and 150mm as suggested.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-17-2008, 01:28 AM
Oops kiddie interupted thought train, here's the snap

Rooz
03-17-2008, 01:56 AM
DPR, at f22 you would effectively halve you're sharpness, maybe worse, due to lens diffraction. 1/6s also means you're going to cop alot of camera shake, (relatively to the subject), which also contributes to lack of focus/ sharpness.

T06
03-17-2008, 02:17 AM
Aldor & kiwi great shots. This was through glass so aren't too peeved at all.

p.du.v
03-17-2008, 02:18 AM
Went to the Zoo with friends last weekend (first time in two decades I think...).
Here is my favourite animal. I want one. Cuddles.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2340263852_09fdbb7d2b_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pduv/2340263852/

Not very impressed with the bokeh on the 18-200VR to be honest. Not overly impressed with the lens in general.
The whole 'you get what you pay for' thing applies pretty heavily to that lens I guess.

The cheetah is currently eyeing off which of us photographers it's going to feed on first.

Edit: Oh yes, this shot, as with most the others, were taken through pretty scratched up Perspex or glass, so there was a diffused (and pretty horrid) glow to a lot of the shots. Still good fun though!

Rooz
03-17-2008, 02:47 AM
finally got my cam back. straight into the garden ! lol
f4
iso800
R1 kit
1/100s

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2114/2339465165_88c581c5f4_o.jpg

Rooz
03-17-2008, 02:49 AM
thats a very nice shot. i think you;re being a bit harsh on yourself mate.

p.du.v
03-17-2008, 03:15 AM
The Bug Man back in action!
Just got your camera back?? Ack, what happened? (Sorry if I missed it on another thread).
Love your macro work Rooz. Has inspired me to have a think about doing some myself. Is one type of lens I've never owned.

In regards to being harsh, I was just giving my honest impressions of my first extended use of the 18-200 really.
I need to make the time to use it in some other situations too. Is a street festival this weekend which I'll try get along to.

The 12-24 f4 is a completely different beast; absolutely stunning! Going away for the Easter weekend and am planning to give the wide angle a really good run through heh.

T06
03-17-2008, 06:04 AM
Mate would you like to borrow the 200, it takes really really sharp pics;) all the time.:eek::D:D:);)

rawpaw18
03-17-2008, 06:18 AM
1st post. 1st request for opinions, review. thanks. be kind.

Welcome to the forum!

I like the shot, maybe compose it with a little more sky and less
shadow at the bottom would be my only suggestion, but a very nice first potd from you. Keep posting.

Turo
03-17-2008, 08:48 AM
Pretty sunrise on the back porch of my friend's beach house...

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/beach_sil.JPG

rawpaw18
03-17-2008, 09:29 AM
Beautiful Turo, I'm feeling warmer already

p.du.v
03-17-2008, 10:10 AM
Wow.. such a hard life Turo.. I feel bad for you.. Haha.
Nice shot! Great warmth indeed.

Love your little watermark to, so cool!

Turo
03-17-2008, 12:00 PM
Love your little watermark to, so cool!

My friends came up with the nickname "turtle" for me a few years ago, so that's what inspired it :).

Aldor88
03-17-2008, 12:05 PM
Nice pics K1W1, Rooz and Turo.

Heres 2 more from yasterday, a few more in my flickr. I did my best altho the weather could have been better.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2251/2340411683_6aa45fb366_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2340408971_66a2d2aee3_b.jpg

Both shot at the same river.

swak6287
03-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I like the shot, maybe compose it with a little more sky and less
shadow at the bottom would be my only suggestion, but a very nice first potd from you. Keep posting.

I will definitely keep posting pics for opinion/review. Only way to learn is from suggestions.

I always thought with a picture like the one I posted, we would like some black outline..maybe 1/3 of the bottom. cause i got one that is just the bottom, dont look that good. BTW, that pic was taken through my kitchen window. :)

swak6287
03-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Here is a couple more pics. Suggestions and comments welcome.

T06
03-17-2008, 04:44 PM
Good to see people cueing to get in here again

esp
03-17-2008, 05:16 PM
My new sigma 15 - 30 just came and I finally got to test it out. I took the little one on a hike yesterday and snapped a few. So far I love the lens. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2339204609_24395153a1_b.jpg

p.du.v
03-17-2008, 07:54 PM
swak6287 - Nice work retaining some colour in the sky in the photo on the right there! Nice composition in both photos, good use of bokeh (the background 'blur') in the left shot mate!

Kev - It has no head!!! Lovely colour :).

esp - nice pic mate! Just love the contrastiness, the fine detail and the nice warm sky. Beauitful grass tones too.
Top shot, great testament to the lens. Having the little guy on the road really tops it off too.
Did you do much/any post production on this pic?

imagesbyjudd
03-17-2008, 07:58 PM
Winter scene that I've been playing with off and on. Haven't had snow this heavy in about 3 years. So just a memory

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2332805487_6b62e701e1_b.jpg

Nikon coolpix 8800 edited in cs2

swak6287
03-17-2008, 08:15 PM
pduv, thanks for the comments.

Bob_Benner
03-18-2008, 12:47 AM
SHot taken tonight at a local harbor.http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/Bob_Benner/031708_sandiegoskyline_1172copy.jpg

dxrocnxj
03-18-2008, 01:38 AM
band photoshoot.
abandoned house that hasnt been touched sinc ethe 80's but of course its trashed. including the belongings of who used to live there, heroine paraphernalia, broken glass, etc.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/The%20Jimmy%20Hoffa%20Theory/Promos/DSC_0128.jpg




more at:
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/The%20Jimmy%20Hoffa%20Theory/Promos/


so comments would be much appreiciated, im very happy with these.

Rooz
03-18-2008, 02:01 AM
My new sigma 15 - 30 just came and I finally got to test it out. I took the little one on a hike yesterday and snapped a few. So far I love the lens.

what a screamer. my fave shot of the year so far. brilliantly done.

Rooz
03-18-2008, 02:05 AM
band photoshoot.
abandoned house that hasnt been touched sinc ethe 80's but of course its trashed. including the belongings of who used to live there, heroine paraphernalia, broken glass, etc.

so comments would be much appreiciated, im very happy with these.

i hope you arent doing these for free. a mate told me a while ago when i was doing alot of free shoots..."you can't bank thanks." i love that saying.

ssil2000
03-18-2008, 03:26 AM
nothing special with this one but i keep going back to it, so i thought i would post it and see if anyone else likes it :) CC always welcomed!

iso200
55mm
f14
1/50sec
very slight PP

K1W1
03-18-2008, 03:40 AM
I think it worth going back to.
I like the slightly oily look to the water.

T06
03-18-2008, 03:54 AM
Yeah i like it too. Nice touch with the angles.

T06
03-18-2008, 03:55 AM
..caged animals..

Turo
03-18-2008, 04:24 AM
Great pic, ssil2000! I love how the sun's light is sneaking through the supports.

esp
03-18-2008, 10:16 AM
esp - nice pic mate! Just love the contrastiness, the fine detail and the nice warm sky. Beauitful grass tones too.
Top shot, great testament to the lens. Having the little guy on the road really tops it off too.
Did you do much/any post production on this pic?

I did do some work to the shot. I upped the exposure and blacks a tad. I also gave a slight tweak to the fill light and colors. Nothing too drastic. This was all done in Lightroom. Thanks for your kind words.

Thanks rooz. I am glad you liked it

Turo
03-18-2008, 10:30 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2340114081_fc2de2cfd0_o.jpg

dxrocnxj
03-18-2008, 10:36 AM
i hope you arent doing these for free. a mate told me a while ago when i was doing alot of free shoots..."you can't bank thanks." i love that saying.

no im not, i charge 50 a shoot. :)
and to all the bands it seems reasonable enough.

byrdman
03-18-2008, 08:15 PM
Not sure how many people live in Savanna or in Georgia but here is a shot of the storm that put a tornado in ATL.

btuner
03-18-2008, 08:47 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/DSC_2971.jpg

K1W1
03-18-2008, 11:45 PM
Just to finish of the bikes for a week or two. I really wish I could afford one of them thar pro D3's and pro lenses what let me focus fast enuf to get stuff in fokus. :rolleyes::D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2376/2340546690_0a4e5f34af_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

ssil2000
03-19-2008, 03:53 AM
nice shot kiwi! i love your bike pics! :)

thanks to everyone for your nice comments, really appreciate it :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-19-2008, 06:58 AM
Lovely clear shot K1W1.

Nice idea and execution ssil2000, I'm struggling to get enough light under the jetty myself at sunset. Here's a similar one just after dark last night. 70mm, shutter prior 8 sec, 0EV, iso200 on the 18-200VR.

toriaj
03-19-2008, 08:16 AM
That is one cool shot DPR, something about it looks unusual ... what PP did you do on it?

Turo
03-19-2008, 08:51 AM
Beach sunrise. Florida life is hard :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2341844799_d86778ea64_o.jpg

dxrocnxj
03-19-2008, 10:36 AM
Beach sunrise. Florida life is hard :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2341844799_d86778ea64_o.jpg

ahhh sooo warm haha.
im moving to the tampa area in june.

Turo
03-19-2008, 11:04 AM
ahhh sooo warm haha.
im moving to the tampa area in june.

Very nice area, my brother and his wife live out there, they love it!

rawpaw18
03-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Dpr, that shot is great, very nice.

ssil2000
03-19-2008, 02:17 PM
Lovely clear shot K1W1.

Nice idea and execution ssil2000, I'm struggling to get enough light under the jetty myself at sunset. Here's a similar one just after dark last night. 70mm, shutter prior 8 sec, 0EV, iso200 on the 18-200VR.

wow killer shot mate! love it!

XaiLo
03-19-2008, 03:09 PM
Dread Pirate Roberts & Turo wonderful scenic images and excellent post work Dread!

Rooz
03-19-2008, 03:30 PM
Nice idea and execution ssil2000, I'm struggling to get enough light under the jetty myself at sunset. Here's a similar one just after dark last night. 70mm, shutter prior 8 sec, 0EV, iso200 on the 18-200VR.

awesome shot

btuner
03-19-2008, 06:28 PM
ahhh sooo warm haha.
im moving to the tampa area in june.

we have tooooo many people already lol jk but seriously it is getting ridiculous here. its like everyone that moves to florida now moves to tampa!!!

Rooz
03-20-2008, 12:10 AM
good idea, average execution. just couldnt get him to give me an unobstructed shot with the blue flowers in the background. this needed more dof aswell. very frustrating.
sb600 used rear facing away from subject to illuminate blue flowers, R1 used to expose butterly.

no, the background and clours are not photoshopped btw.



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2347274766_a5cbc06d8f_o.jpg

Rooz
03-20-2008, 06:12 AM
and morning dew

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/2347655894_96ecf5b846_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-20-2008, 06:58 AM
That is one cool shot DPR, something about it looks unusual ... what PP did you do on it?

Thank you - you're all too kind.

Believe it or not there is ZERO post work on the shot. I just reduced the image size and typed DPR onto it. I even forgot to sharpen it like I normally do! I think the unusual exposure is because I set the exposure metering and focus point onto the top handrail (simply because the cam wouldn't autofocus under the jetty, not enough narrow lines I suppose.

The real work was in sorting through and throwing away the other 100 shots that didn't quite hit me.

I really wish I'd shot it raw rather than large normal jpg. I'm thinking of printing it largeish and putting it on the wall as my first shot that worked. It'll be the $4,000 wall decoration:rolleyes:

Oh by the way nice shots everyone. Rooz having failed myself to get a great shot from an almost stationary (nearly dead?) grasshoper I can start to appreciate your work. Tricky subject, beautifully composed. I really love the background and those antennae.

toriaj
03-20-2008, 07:35 AM
Rooz, those are beautiful colors, and I love the dew.

tfa8rva
03-20-2008, 07:43 AM
good idea, average execution. just couldnt get him to give me an unobstructed shot with the blue flowers in the background. this needed more dof aswell. very frustrating.
sb600 used rear facing away from subject to illuminate blue flowers, R1 used to expose butterly.

no, the background and clours are not photoshopped btw.




That some razor thin DOF. Nice color.



we have tooooo many people already lol jk but seriously it is getting ridiculous here. its like everyone that moves to florida now moves to tampa!!!

If I moved to Florida it would be to Jacksonville. They have a much better football team! :D

Turo
03-20-2008, 10:47 AM
and morning dew


Wow, amazing colors, VERY nice!

T06
03-20-2008, 04:17 PM
Nice shot rooz.Heres an opinion on one of the events on Australia day:D:D:D:D:D

Turo
03-20-2008, 05:39 PM
I was playing around withhte pp on this one, ended up exaggerating the colors a bit...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2342796574_8e4c8a32a5_o.jpg

Rooz
03-20-2008, 06:06 PM
looks fantastic, the PP is awesome. can you share some of your workflow on that pls.

Aldor88
03-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Very cool colour Rooz, and that shallow DOF is amazing!

I wen't to helsinki for some architectual shot's today. Heres a few, more in my Flickr.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2259/2347981181_2104b9685a_b.jpg

Art Museum
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2011/2348815258_15945c1dfb_b.jpg

Museum/Movie Theatre
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2348817442_a985f278ed_b.jpg

K1W1
03-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Modern traffic by passing the old bridge.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2348358811_93ba4bf6f4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-20-2008, 10:07 PM
Lovely framing K1W1. Don't take this the wrong way (I do genuinely love the shot) but could anything be done about the highlights?

Here's another permutation for a sunset at my local beach.
18-200VR @52mm, Ap prior F10, 0EV, White balance "cloudy", 1/100 sec, Iso200

Rooz
03-20-2008, 10:33 PM
RE: highlights. only thing that could be done is use HDR. only so much DR a dslr can have.

K1W1
03-21-2008, 12:28 AM
Lovely framing K1W1. Don't take this the wrong way (I do genuinely love the shot) but could anything be done about the highlights?

I never take things the wrong way. :)
It was one of those conundrums we all have in this country of cloudless skies and bright sun.
I tried exposing for the light, exposing for the shade, exposing for the sky and a couple of other variations and this was the one I liked the best. When I exposed for the sunlit parts the colours in the shade didn't do much for me.
Besides any other reason this shot had the best positioned vehicle, when you can't see them coming and they are doing around 100kph through that "window" it was really push the shutter and hope. :) Then to cap it all off I was wearing a suit and stopped while travelling back to Melbourne from Ballarat even though I was slightly late already for a meeting I had scheduled in the office. ;)

Here's another angle

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2349188588_5f3a173914_b.jpg

T06
03-21-2008, 12:53 AM
You accidently trigger the shutter when adjusting the settings then.:D:Dj/k;)

ooverdrive
03-21-2008, 03:58 AM
Not from the gardens

K1W1
03-21-2008, 04:49 AM
It's a full moon tonight and somebody has to beat Rooz to the Moon related shot. :D
Playing with a "HDRish" preset in my unnamed photo editing software.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/2349692692_d4a476be65_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 30 sec (30)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Tony_V
03-21-2008, 02:20 PM
K1W1, I like really like the composition of the old bridge with the truck shot. That is one of those shots that may be better on a slightly overcast day so it would reduce the dynamic range. HDR would work if they parked the truck for you. :)

Dread, I love that affect with the sunset. Could you boost the blues to give it more contrast between orange and blue? Maybe cloudy +1 or +2 on the WB? Beautiful shot.

Here is my contribution for the day. I had the day off and was running some errands. I had my camera with me when I saw these horses in a field playing. Of course they stopped playing when the saw me so this is all I was able to get.

Tony

Rooz
03-22-2008, 04:34 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2351127839_58b8d8ea8b_o.jpg

K1W1
03-22-2008, 05:19 AM
Do you live in a house or a bug hotel? :)

Gintaras
03-22-2008, 05:36 AM
Took some landscapes today in less than ideal weather, heres one. I'll post more tomorrow when i have time to PP the rest.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2337182163_f1a8ce5b77_b.jpg

this landscape image is a winner! you can hang it on the wall without a doubt.

Gintaras
03-22-2008, 05:37 AM
Lovely clear shot K1W1.

Nice idea and execution ssil2000, I'm struggling to get enough light under the jetty myself at sunset. Here's a similar one just after dark last night. 70mm, shutter prior 8 sec, 0EV, iso200 on the 18-200VR.

whatever i may call an art work, this one for sure IS a masterpiece.

Aldor88
03-22-2008, 06:05 AM
this landscape image is a winner! you can hang it on the wall without a doubt. Thanks, I'll print some pictures this year some time, not sure about this one tho :)



Lovely framing K1W1. Don't take this the wrong way (I do genuinely love the shot) but could anything be done about the highlights?

Here's another permutation for a sunset at my local beach.
18-200VR @52mm, Ap prior F10, 0EV, White balance "cloudy", 1/100 sec, Iso200

Wow! Lovely!

Aldor88
03-22-2008, 09:07 AM
Woo my first "HDR", 2 exposures of the same raw file. Really basic, just trying it out :).
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2385/2352314526_2b02190d88_b.jpg

SuperCharged
03-22-2008, 02:55 PM
nice aldor

PHeller
03-22-2008, 08:13 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/highlander.jpg

T06
03-22-2008, 09:47 PM
Ahhhh, a Scottish Highlander.;)

Rooz
03-23-2008, 12:19 AM
very nice shot PHeller, i;d think about cloning out that post over his neck though.

here's one of my little fella with grandpa watching over him. i live how their arms are in a similar position. perfect metering in a tricky situation...as one would expect from the d300. :D

85mm f1.8
f2
1/4000s
iso200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2354087546_eeb0351e8f_o.jpg

T06
03-23-2008, 01:02 AM
Something different.:D

Bob_Benner
03-23-2008, 02:00 AM
Thats a pretty cool shot of the giraffe.

Bob_Benner
03-23-2008, 02:04 AM
very nice shot PHeller, i;d think about cloning out that post over his neck though.

here's one of my little fella with grandpa watching over him. i live how their arms are in a similar position. perfect metering in a tricky situation...as one would expect from the d300. :D

85mm f1.8
f2
1/4000s
iso200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2354087546_eeb0351e8f_o.jpg

I love this shot! The little guy is really growing up isn't he? Seems like yesterday my son was born and this year he will be 3, must enjoy them as much as possible when they are this small because time really does fly. Great shot, and great looking little boy.

T06
03-23-2008, 02:37 AM
Yes & notice the smile on grandads face, a good relationship between him & the phototaker too i think.;) Nice shot rooz, aint he gonna break em when he gets older.;)

ssil2000
03-23-2008, 04:28 AM
very nice shot PHeller, i;d think about cloning out that post over his neck though.

here's one of my little fella with grandpa watching over him. i live how their arms are in a similar position. perfect metering in a tricky situation...as one would expect from the d300. :D

85mm f1.8
f2
1/4000s
iso200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2354087546_eeb0351e8f_o.jpg

damn dude... thats a great shot. tells a story, awesome.

Sergio

PHeller
03-23-2008, 09:11 AM
I'll slip another one in.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/highlander2.jpg

Turo
03-23-2008, 09:42 AM
here's one of my little fella with grandpa watching over him. i live how their arms are in a similar position. perfect metering in a tricky situation...as one would expect from the d300. :D



BEAUTIFUL shot, Rooz! Examples like this really make me want to upgrade to a D300!

I thought this one looked better in B/W:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2054/2342711710_a5519d3994_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-23-2008, 05:10 PM
Lovely shot Rooz. I've got a captive praying mantis that my dad gave me to show the kids. I'm hoping I can make something of him today before freeing him

K1W1 you beat me to the moonshot. Here's my attempt, I'm not happy with it. I've so got to learn how to make a HDRI before next month.

btuner
03-23-2008, 06:09 PM
I'll slip another one in.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/highlander2.jpg

thats awesome

toriaj
03-23-2008, 07:54 PM
That is a very cool cow. It reminds me how tough our cows were before they were domesticated ...

This is Shoshone Falls, very near Twin Falls, Idaho. I wish the shot showed the perspective more, the waterfalls are huge! Known as "Niagara of the West." I processed this with my trial of Capture NX, and then a little in PSP. I like the way it works, but it seemed to add a lot of noise? And I'm not sure about the noise reduction or sharpening tools. I'd love tips from anyone :)

18mm, 1/8 sec., f/22, ISO 200
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