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ae86gtv16
04-14-2008, 02:31 AM
from a different angle. "Our Lady of Peace"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D300%20Images/Night%20shots/_DSC2037b.jpg

rawpaw18
04-14-2008, 05:02 AM
aka stick

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2412545189_f3d91f23a7_o.jpg

K1W1
04-14-2008, 06:03 AM
What's happening here?
rawpaw is doing arty stuff with twigs and Rooz is shooting Post boxes.
Is this "get out of your comfort zone week" or something?

Rooz
04-14-2008, 02:06 PM
lmao
nice to wak up with a laugh, well done Rich.

K1W1
04-14-2008, 06:24 PM
Just don't expect any macros from me. :D

Fiasco
04-14-2008, 09:27 PM
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9406/dsc3587velvia100fzu4.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-14-2008, 11:28 PM
K1W1, I'm sure you can do an arty macro of a bike disk brake pad or something.:D

Nice one Fiasco. I can see some light came from in front on the right, how did you get it so even and are there any other lights? What did you use for the backdrop?

I dragged my kids through the botanic gardens for hours of photography.
Adjusted in curves to increase the contrast in the histogram centre.
Unsharp masked amount 20 & radius 50 as suggested by people here to increase the pop of the page factor.
Also unsharp masked amount 80 & radius 1.

T06
04-15-2008, 03:28 AM
Some nice pics here guys, Fiasco you'd be pleased with that.;)
Heres one with the 24-70:) Straight from the camera baby, untouched!!

rawpaw18
04-15-2008, 04:23 AM
What's happening here?
rawpaw is doing arty stuff with twigs and Rooz is shooting Post boxes.
Is this "get out of your comfort zone week" or something?

Too funny Richard, Looking at everyone elses work makes me want to try
other things. Making a stick try and look interesting is a challenge.

Thanks for the comp Rooz

Fiasco, aka baresoul, you have come along way since the start of you 365 project. Well done

Rooz
04-15-2008, 05:48 AM
Some nice pics here guys, Fiasco you'd be pleased with that.;)
Heres one with the 24-70:) Straight from the camera baby, untouched!!

very, very nice bike.

Fiasco
04-15-2008, 07:43 AM
Thank you fellas! I'm working hard at improving.

For the lights I used 2 AlienBee AB800s in softboxes at 1/4 power in front of her angled 45 degrees in from left and right. On the backdrop I had my SB-600 flash on the floor with an omnibounce on itaimed up at 45 degrees to light just the background it was also at 1/4 power. All the lights were triggered by my D80 onboard flash set to 1/8 power.

btuner
04-15-2008, 05:21 PM
why is she so orange though lol^

Visual Reality
04-15-2008, 05:27 PM
Fake bake?

It could be the saturation too...that can make people turn orange.

Fiasco
04-15-2008, 08:21 PM
Fake bake?

It could be the saturation too...that can make people turn orange.

Quite right. It is the saturation. I was going for the saturated color look of Fuji Velvia 100F film. I think that, despite not actually being a film photo, I got it somewhat close.

I am looking into getting a Fuji S3 Pro body so I can shoot with vivid colors right out of the camera... for some reason when I shoot in RAW on my D80, the images always come out with muted colors, despite having the D80 set to "More Vivid".

rawpaw18
04-15-2008, 08:45 PM
for some reason when I shoot in RAW on my D80, the images always come out with muted colors,

Same goes here for the D50, I use Lightroom and its initial conversion just zaps all the pop out of the photo, I just put it back in PP. What raw conversion do you use?

btuner
04-15-2008, 09:02 PM
the images come out more muted because their raw and unprocessed, when you shoot in jpeg the camera saturates the picture for you like your doing in PP and adds depth

swgod98
04-15-2008, 10:22 PM
Hey Fiasco, nice shot! I just ordered myself an AB800 (will be here tomorrow) :)


for some reason when I shoot in RAW on my D80, the images always come out with muted colors, despite having the D80 set to "More Vivid".

Ya, I had trouble with RAW files for a while. I could never get the RAW files to look as nice as the camera JPG's. Then when I got CS3 and discovered the "vibrance" slider, I realized cranking it up to about 50 often made the picture pop. Most of them, anyways...obviously, each image is different.

Anyways, speaking of monolights and photoshop, I very recently got myself into some model photography. I've got another shoot planned for this Sunday and am really looking forward to it.

http://danshobbyshack.com/temp/DSC_9724sm2.jpg

K1W1
04-15-2008, 10:44 PM
K1W1, I'm sure you can do an arty macro of a bike disk brake pad or something.:D

Well....I haven't got a macro lens or macro patience but how about a "close up" of a new toy I'm playing with on my Motorbike (actually it's only borrowed).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/2415079513_d65f43a0c9_o.jpg

and the results? Well they aren't Nikon DSLR quality that's for sure.

Link one
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G518OKxfjLg)

Link two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwLkum6rlJk)

Fiasco
04-15-2008, 11:24 PM
Hey Fiasco, nice shot! I just ordered myself an AB800 (will be here tomorrow) :)



Ya, I had trouble with RAW files for a while. I could never get the RAW files to look as nice as the camera JPG's. Then when I got CS3 and discovered the "vibrance" slider, I realized cranking it up to about 50 often made the picture pop. Most of them, anyways...obviously, each image is different.

Anyways, speaking of monolights and photoshop, I very recently got myself into some model photography. I've got another shoot planned for this Sunday and am really looking forward to it.

http://danshobbyshack.com/temp/DSC_9724sm2.jpg

Nice! I like that a lot! I've got a few shoots Saturday & Sunday. I think I might have to look at the schedule, now that I think about it, I may be close to overbooking myself for this weekend... I'm a bit overzealous about photography lately. :) That and I've been waiting for some nice weekend weather for ages!!

Fiasco
04-15-2008, 11:26 PM
Nice! I like that a lot! I've got a few shoots Saturday & Sunday. I think I might have to look at the schedule, now that I think about it, I may be close to overbooking myself for this weekend... I'm a bit overzealous about photography lately. :) That and I've been waiting for some nice weekend weather for ages!!

How did you manage to get her eyes and fishnet to pop so vividly while keeping her skin tone natural?

Rooz
04-15-2008, 11:38 PM
i suspect if its NX its using Upoint. if its CS3 its using multiple layers.
Nice shot btw.

lol kiwi that rocks man !

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-16-2008, 02:21 AM
and the results? Well they aren't Nikon DSLR quality that's for sure.


Probably because after half hours riding you're taking photos through bug guts.

Visual Reality
04-16-2008, 03:44 AM
Guys the reason why you are not getting the same color in Photoshop or Lightroom vs Capture NX is because you are working with an unprocessed RAW file. The only way to keep your in-camera settings is to use Capture NX - it will see and apply those settings. Personally I don't do it this way because I would much rather have total control so I use the Saturation and Vibrance sliders within ACR.

swgod98
04-16-2008, 07:34 AM
Personally I don't do it this way because I would much rather have total control so I use the Saturation and Vibrance sliders within ACR.

I like it too. But, until CS3 and it's Vibrance slider, I could not get my RAW files to pop like my JPGs...and I was using normal settings in camera. It frustrated me, so I often would take the RAW file, process it to what I could, then overlay the JPG layer, and set it to color mode :D haha

Not exactly the best way to do it. But, now with CS3 and the Vibrance slider, I find that's all I need and it works well without destroying colors, like the saturation slider can. Saturation seems to destroy the quality when going too far (I often don't go beyond 5, if I even move it at all), whereas I can (and often do) go up to 40-50 with the Vibrance slider. Colors pop and (to answer Fiasco's question) the skin tones are not ruined.


How did you manage to get her eyes and fishnet to pop so vividly while keeping her skin tone natural?

Honestly, I think it was the Vibrance slider in CS3. That is my main adjustment with RAW files. Kind of sucks to be relying on that one feature, but it beats the way I used to do it :)

I also play with the layers a bit. As an example, I might copy the red channel, set it as soft light (adjust opacity)...set another layer as color (adjust opacity)...No set pattern, rather I just play until I decide I like it. So, not all my images are processed exactly the same.

Prospero
04-16-2008, 12:40 PM
Great shot, swgod !!! Beautiful model, colours and lighting.


Here's a picture I took today. The water looked red due to the reflection of some houses near the waterside. I enhanced it a bit with Capture NX.
This one was taken with the 70-300. It's been a long time since I last used that lens.

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Fiasco
04-16-2008, 04:14 PM
Prospero those colors are brilliant. What did you do to the image in NX?

Lovely photo!

Rooz
04-16-2008, 04:19 PM
stunning image Denis.

Prospero
04-16-2008, 05:19 PM
Thanks Fiasco and Rooz.

I did some editing to the image in Capture NX and also some cloning in photoshop. The original looked like this:

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I don't remember precisely what I did, but here are some things that I am sure I did on this image. First of all, I lowered the exposure to regain detail in the highlights. This meant that the rest of the image was very dark, so I used some D-lighting after that. I also set the contrast level to medium high or high, this gave the water much more pop. I also used some control points on the feathers to enhance the texture (basically by raising the contrast while lowering the brightness).

I then opened the image in photoshop to remove the reed in front of the swan, I did that with the clone tool and the retouch tool. I raised the saturation of the reds a bit more too. After saving I decided it could even use a bit more, so with a control point in NX I added even more saturation.

So, all in all it took quite some processing. "I enhanced it a bit" was perhaps a bit of an understatement :)

tizeye
04-16-2008, 06:01 PM
OK, this may be crazy. Going 29 MPH on a bicycle taking a picture. Actually, it was part of a documentary I did dispelling the myth of cyclist on another forum referring to Florida as flat (ie. boring) rides. The other shots were stationary, illustrating the hills. I couldn't resist the action shot though!

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K1W1
04-16-2008, 06:57 PM
Why are your brake cables routed behind the handle bars?

Visual Reality
04-16-2008, 08:11 PM
Practicing some new techniques (photography and post processing).

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Annie/NewHair4-13-08.jpg

tizeye
04-16-2008, 08:24 PM
Why are your brake cables routed behind the handle bars?

It is an old vintage steel bike, bought in 1986. With those hoods and the first cable guide halfway back on the top bar, that's the way they did them back then. With modern bikes they come to a cable guide near where the headtube and toptube meet so have to be routed in front - visible on Shimano, but buried under the handlebar tape (cleaner) with Campagnolo.

toriaj
04-17-2008, 01:48 AM
Visual Reality, the lighting looks good in your shot, but the eyes look a little weird, too bright and in the inner corner of her left eye (our right) the color looks different? The B&W background doesn't work for me, especially on the edge where some of her hair is black. Still, good shot, did you use flash? I'm working on flash stuff myself and will post soon :)

Dennis, that was some gutsy PP but it really works! Thanks for sharing your process, good tips :)

TheWengler
04-17-2008, 02:02 AM
Practicing some new techniques (photography and post processing).

I like this one. I might crop her out of the middle a little more though.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-17-2008, 03:54 AM
Sorry to inflict another flower on you but I had to share.
The nifty 50 last weekend at F/1.8

Visual Reality
04-17-2008, 04:08 AM
Visual Reality, the lighting looks good in your shot, but the eyes look a little weird, too bright and in the inner corner of her left eye (our right) the color looks different? The B&W background doesn't work for me, especially on the edge where some of her hair is black. Still, good shot, did you use flash? I'm working on flash stuff myself and will post soon :)
Thanks.

No flash, and the eyes were enhanced. Contrast/Saturation were used on the iris and dodge to enhance the whites. I'm surprised you didn't like the black/white background, but I can understand due to the difficulties I had in making it look right. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to select around a bunch of hair, even with the Quick Selection tool. The reason I did it was because it was very dull and distracting and I couldn't leave it as it was. I had to make the subject stand out more and that was the best way.

K1W1
04-17-2008, 04:14 AM
It is an old vintage steel bike, bought in 1986. With those hoods and the first cable guide halfway back on the top bar, that's the way they did them back then.

I've been riding bikes with drop bars since the 196, well before the Beatles broke up :) and I've never, ever seen cables routed like that before, including on either the Ross or the Peugeot we purchased and rode in California in the 1982. The layout just seems strange but I guess if that's the way it is then who am I to argue.

Prospero
04-17-2008, 04:29 AM
Sorry to inflict another flower on you but I had to share.
The nifty 50 last weekend at F/1.8

Great shot. Good use of the shallow depth of field and very nice colours and contrast. Well done.

Tori, thanks for your comment.

tizeye
04-17-2008, 06:08 AM
I've been riding bikes with drop bars since the 196, well before the Beatles broke up :) and I've never, ever seen cables routed like that before, including on either the Ross or the Peugeot we purchased and rode in California in the 1982. The layout just seems strange but I guess if that's the way it is then who am I to argue.

Here is an advertisement that will show the cable routing. While it was 1974, hadn't changed in the 80's. You will notice that wasn't limite to the Eddie Merckx model, but their 'lesser' models as well.
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/falconeddy.htm

I was going to post a full picture of the bike, but this link has about 15 photos, including a couple of the bike. Beautiful countryside to ride in - and not flat!
http://forums.bicycling.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/632104717/m/5381011143?r=5381011143#5381011143

Rooz
04-17-2008, 06:18 AM
great pics in that thread. after looking at those hills, i think i can pretty much conclude that you are a psychopath. :)

K1W1
04-17-2008, 06:40 AM
Here is an advertisement that will show the cable routing. While it was 1974, hadn't changed in the 80's.

Thanks. I'm sure you are correct it's just that I've never seen that sort of routing before, either that or Alzheimer's is setting in. :)

btuner
04-17-2008, 11:20 PM
did a little shoot today with some lighting and my friend crystal and my friend eric's vette
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/2422768746_335bd18013_o.jpg

K1W1
04-17-2008, 11:42 PM
Is Crystal looking for any other friends? :D:D
Not sure what that is behind her but it sure ruins a good portrait. :D:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-18-2008, 01:17 AM
It's a great shot, beautifully executed. I'm really envious of the subject matter you work with.

However I have a bit of a feeling of two subjects competing for my attention on this one. I know car shots usually have girls draped over them though.

K1W1
04-18-2008, 01:23 AM
Last weekend.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3067/2422948064_cba1c2cedd_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/4.8
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

Edited because I'm loosing my mind. :-)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-18-2008, 01:28 AM
Haven't I just seen the bottom photo somewhere allready K1W1?

Both nice, I prefer the top one but I might be tempted to crop a tiny bit off the road at the bottom to decentralise the subject. I like the way he's riding into the frame 2/3rds on right.

My pretty good bike from 1985 in the shed is cabled in front of the handlebars too.

Rooz
04-18-2008, 01:31 AM
did a little shoot today with some lighting and my friend crystal and my friend eric's vette


i'm not big on that pose from the girl. but i love everything else about this shot. awesome contrast, awesome colour, great composition, great lighting. really well done.

K1W1
04-18-2008, 01:35 AM
Haven't I just seen the bottom photo somewhere allready K1W1?

You were absolutely correct and I have re edited what was the first picture to give it a more panorama like look whilst retaining the rule of thirds cross hairs right on the bridge of the riders nose.

T06
04-18-2008, 03:21 AM
did a little shoot today with some lighting and my friend crystal and my friend eric's vette
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/2422768746_335bd18013_o.jpg

Thats gotta be the best angle I've seen of the Mazda.:D

Aldor88
04-18-2008, 06:42 AM
Wow nice shot Btuner!:eek: well done.

As some of you know im currently serving in the finnish army(78days left \o/), hence why i dont have much time for photography.
Heres a pic of the of the Finnish marince corps(or is it the navy,dunno:p) symbol, just a basic closeup without flash.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/2422421041_2424828d46_b.jpg

tim11
04-18-2008, 06:43 AM
DO NOT DISTURB.

I wonder if the buggers ever fall off the trees? :D
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/animals/n80401_205c.jpg


More koalas here.
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=299074&postcount=113

btuner
04-18-2008, 02:55 PM
one more from this set
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2171/2422699835_5a9c7f9d83_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-18-2008, 09:27 PM
You were absolutely correct and I have re edited what was the first picture to give it a more panorama like look whilst retaining the rule of thirds cross hairs right on the bridge of the riders nose.

Ha Ha K1W1. I didn't mean to slavishly follow a rule. But hey a beginner like me is always thinking of the "rules" I've just broken. I do like it more cropped though.

Love the shot Aldor.

Like that one heaps BTuner. Both subject interact really well to add to the overall effect.

K1W1
04-18-2008, 10:36 PM
Ha Ha K1W1. I didn't mean to slavishly follow a rule.

And there was me quite proud of myself for actually getting something "correct" and then you tell me I don't have to. I'm confused now. :confused::confused::D

I was always going to re crop that shot, I'd just been lazy about it.

Rooz
04-18-2008, 11:20 PM
lol btuner and aldor...dayum. and theres a 12yo with a d40 taking great pics in the insect thread aswell. 12yo ffs. i mean come on now.

these d40 newbies are kicking our asses. lmao i love it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Keeping it clean, here's a snap of a shag.

I liked the water motion so have broken the rule of moving into the frame.

dxrocnxj
04-18-2008, 11:57 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Friends/DSC_0018.jpg

got away from the music for once.
local wrestling show, pretty neat.
if anyone follows the wwe, ex wrestlers al snow and justin credible was the main event tonight.

K1W1
04-19-2008, 01:58 AM
I keep telling my son not to sit down on the job.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2405/2425013686_aee361df47_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 80 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

1/500 sec and the foot still has motion blur

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2425024896_0035f6a5a9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 175 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

T06
04-19-2008, 02:36 AM
kiwi that first shot made me laugh mate, great capture. When the young fella wants to know why he can't breed in the future show him that.:eek: seriously though when i saw it i thought the big bugger is wondering what he was kicking there with some wishful thinking rolled into the equation.;):D

T06
04-19-2008, 02:39 AM
the latest saga with the 24/70;)got the monopod out & dawm I'm really starting to warm to this thang!:D

T06
04-19-2008, 05:14 AM
Now look here. I don't care what anyone says the last pic isn't photoshopped.;)

Rooz
04-19-2008, 05:31 AM
My other favourite toy. 1 of my 3 bbq's. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2425277102_cb74180ebc_o.jpg

rawpaw18
04-19-2008, 05:46 AM
Rooz, Gas?

Real men use charcoal.:p

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T06
04-19-2008, 05:55 AM
How does Weber BBq's rate in the good ol USof A

Rooz
04-19-2008, 06:00 AM
Rooz, Gas?

Real men use charcoal.:p

35129

bloody oath rich !

i did say 1 of 3. :p i have the gas workhorse in the above photo, a charcoal weber and a wood/ charcoal rotisserie for a full lamb on the spit. the only thing i have more of is fridges...you know to keep all the beer. :D

tim11
04-19-2008, 06:04 AM
Rooz, Gas?

Real men use charcoal.:p

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35129&d=1208605604
Through a couple more shrimps on the barbie mate. Looks good. Makes me hungry... and I just had dinner.

Fiasco
04-19-2008, 07:32 AM
btuner... I love that photo. She looks great, and the vette ain't too shabby either. Which lens did you use for that? And what lighting?

XaiLo
04-19-2008, 07:58 AM
I'm going to Rooz's house for some lamb... Kev we have a bunch of companies that make grills but Weber is a popular brand basically it just depends on which store you walk into as to what's offered. I've also have three grills a portable gas Weber for camping. A quick charcol grill and a drum barrel type grill/smoker/rotisserie with cast iron grill plates.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-19-2008, 08:06 AM
I'm going to Rooz's house for some lamb...

I think I'll go to Rawpaws instead. He's at least used his not just brought it home from the shop.

Man you're barbie proud Rooz that things spotless.

dxrocnxj
04-19-2008, 09:41 AM
How does Webber BBq's rate in the good ol USof A


very well, probably one of the best, i think.
i have one myself. ;)

rawpaw18
04-19-2008, 10:12 AM
I think I'll go to Rawpaws instead. He's at least used his not just brought it home from the shop.

Man you're barbie proud Rooz that things spotless.


Almost daily in the summer, come on UP!
Rooz having 3 sounds a little like your umm compensating.:D

T06
04-19-2008, 03:09 PM
A day out in Newcastle. Straight up Nobbys Rd. out to Nobbys' Point. Heres the locals trying to slow the big girl down.:)

Rooz
04-19-2008, 03:26 PM
at least they're in the water this time around. lol

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-19-2008, 03:29 PM
at least they're in the water this time around. lol


Thanks Rooz a good belly laugh to start the day

Aldor88
04-19-2008, 03:34 PM
You austrailians have wierd humour :). Love the BBQ pictures btw...

Heres a sunset pic from tonight, few more in my flickr.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2250/2426356260_b59248fb73_b.jpg

Rooz
04-19-2008, 03:47 PM
You austrailians have wierd humour :). Love the BBQ pictures btw...


this may help explain the joke lol
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31882

T06
04-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Aldor awesome shot mate.

Turo
04-19-2008, 07:34 PM
Excellent pic, Aldor!!!

Here is one from tonight:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2426860482_3cab1c3109_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2426860482/

XaiLo
04-19-2008, 08:18 PM
I think I'll go to Rawpaws instead. He's at least used his not just brought it home from the shop.

Man you're barbie proud Rooz that things spotless.

That sounds good too but I have to give Rooz a couple of points bc he's located somewhere I've always wanted to go visit. ;) 2 for the price of one.

Aldor88, that's pretty cool.

Good moon shot Turo.

bass7858
04-19-2008, 09:27 PM
not really. had a great shoot today. actually....my camera did. one of the musical groups i play in performed a "relay for life" event which raises money for breast cancer. took my d40x, put on the 55-200 vr and handed it to my friends wife. she had not used an slr in 25 yrs. (high school class).
after i asked her if she understood f stops and shutter speed and she gave a hardy thumds up, i showed her how to use the meter in the viewer and away she went!!! like a duck to water!! thank u april!! she took about 150 pics of which only maybe 4-5 were culled!!
this pic is not a self portrait, but is of me holding my guitar and waiting. the untouched photo has plenty of detail and light.
i was playing around in acdsee pro 2 and hit on this and thought it was nifty.
after trying gimp, lightroom, elements, picture project and nx i may have found the program that works for me.
any constructive critique greatly appreciated
donnie

Turo
04-19-2008, 09:46 PM
Excellent silhouette, bass7858! I love the hint of colors on the back of the shirt.

Fiasco
04-20-2008, 12:28 AM
Thought this one was cute. The little puppy got excited each time the flash went off.

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2811/dsc5117taggedsx6.jpg

ae86gtv16
04-20-2008, 12:32 AM
I was just playing with my new D300 and 18-200mm VR. Just wanted to share these.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2426570759_b46db4c5c8_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2156/2427384224_b88cd56a8f_o.jpg

T06
04-20-2008, 01:30 AM
You get my vote Nixon

T06
04-20-2008, 01:37 AM
I'm going to Rooz's house for some lamb... .

May I suggest you procure the lamb yourself.;):D:D:D:D

K1W1
04-20-2008, 02:01 AM
May I suggest you procure the lamb yourself.;):D:D:D:D


Is there a party at Rooz's?
Give me the address and I will put it on my Facebook page with a note that only people from this site can turn up. That should keep numbers down. :D

T06
04-20-2008, 02:11 AM
Christ there'll be old mutton everywhere.:D

K1W1
04-20-2008, 03:19 AM
Christ there'll be old mutton everywhere.:D

You've probably lost most of the Americans and Europeans and don't you dare call my sister mutton again!

Rooz
04-20-2008, 03:26 AM
any constructive critique greatly appreciated
donnie

that is an absolutely stunning image. seriously, thats just great work.

nixon, gorgeous stuff.

T06
04-20-2008, 03:30 AM
You've probably lost most of the Americans and Europeans and don't you dare call my sister mutton again!

Christalmighty I just had the missus down here wanting to know what the hell I was laughing at so loud. She laughed rather loudly too when she became read.:D Too funny. I see the rooz aint touchin.:D

Rooz
04-20-2008, 03:33 AM
open house here big fella ! i got the BBQ's, i got the beer, i got cab charges for the girls...what yer waitin for ? lol

K1W1
04-20-2008, 03:38 AM
If you have a holding pen and a dip I will bring my sister and a couple of her girlfriends.

T06
04-20-2008, 03:39 AM
open house here big fella ! i got the BBQ's, i got the beer, i got cab charges for the girls...what yer waitin for ? lol

yeah, your on, just busy this month thats all.:)

T06
04-20-2008, 03:56 AM
If you have a holding pen and a dip I will bring my sister and a couple of her girlfriends.

man you're gonna get a slappin!!:eek: well thats if she can read.:D

T06
04-20-2008, 03:57 AM
this is starting to look like the the canon forum. well this'll stop that.100% crop from the 24/70.

K1W1
04-20-2008, 04:20 AM
this is starting to look like the the canon forum.

yeah there is always one that is out of step.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2205/2424210455_dfecdfa0f2_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

Rooz
04-20-2008, 04:35 AM
can you do a bit of a sports tutorial kiwi. seriously, i need to know how to do it.

K1W1
04-20-2008, 04:51 AM
can you do a bit of a sports tutorial kiwi. seriously, i need to know how to do it.


Unfortunately your kid(s) are a little young. Any nephews or nieces who play sport?

Basically go to wherever they play and shoot thousands of photos.
Use shutter priority around 1/400 or 1/500 sec is usually okay 1/320 works for slower games or younger kids.
Spend the whole game looking through the viewfinder.
Use centre focus and keep the action in the centre of the viewfinder.
Use a wider focal length rather than a tight one otherwise you will end up with half of peoples heads or nothing below the kneecap.
Get home download the 150 or so shots from the game to that software I can't mention and quickly go through and flag the maybes (in my case usually 25-30% but I always keep to many).
Go back through the images again and crop them to make them work.
BTW. I've gone back to shooting sports in jpeg, I'm not trying to win any quality awards here.
It's easy - as long as you have a reason to be at the sports ground. A single guy with a big lens at childrens sports is a problem these days.

T06
04-20-2008, 05:00 AM
yeah there is always one that is out of step.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2205/2424210455_dfecdfa0f2_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

Yeah & aren't we precocious!!Lovely pic.

XaiLo
04-20-2008, 09:07 AM
It's easy - as long as you have a reason to be at the sports ground. A single guy with a big lens at childrens sports is a problem these days.

Sad so this is just not only an American issue :( Shame how many social ills are effecting photography these days.

ae86gtv16
04-20-2008, 08:01 PM
got bored, so i decided to play with the new toys (D300 with 18-200mm VR) and off cam flash. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2429261863_4d5d14bf4a_o.jpg

XaiLo
04-21-2008, 12:20 AM
Congrats, nothin like boys and there toys right Rooz. ;)

I'm lookin forward to some lamb. :p

K1W1
04-21-2008, 02:08 AM
Rooz has accused me of becoming "arty farty". What is he on about? :)

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

rawpaw18
04-21-2008, 04:48 AM
Runs on water?, clever. Great composition

Turo
04-21-2008, 08:13 AM
My reflection on a lamp:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/2426045699_6ca68f0773_o.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2426045699/

tizeye
04-21-2008, 04:59 PM
You talk'n to Me!

Was getting a little too close to it's chicks.
D40 55-200VR @ 190mm f5.6 1/1250 sec

Prospero
04-21-2008, 05:28 PM
You talk'n to Me!

Was getting a little too close to it's chicks.
D40 55-200VR @ 190mm f5.6 1/1250 sec

Wow, great image Tizeye :D. Thanks for posting !!

Rooz
04-21-2008, 09:40 PM
dayum...what a fantastic image !

Rooz
04-22-2008, 12:02 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2298/2432702259_97ee77d1cc.jpg

current macro setup. notes on flickr page.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-22-2008, 08:13 AM
Turo nice "self portrait with a difference"

Lovely shot Tizeye, I'm embarrassed to post mine now (but I still will).

Thanks Rooz, I've bookmarked the photo to add to my list of excuses for why my own macro shots suck:D

Dust Bowl Refugee
04-22-2008, 11:42 AM
You talk'n to Me!

Was getting a little too close to it's chicks.
D40 55-200VR @ 190mm f5.6 1/1250 sec

Well done, one of the best I've seen on here for ages.

Twism
04-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Having a lot of issues with color profiling, so please excuse if the colors are all crazy :(

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/post-1.jpg

AMDnut
04-22-2008, 08:15 PM
Flowers are starting to show...

My flowers for the day (can't decide which one is my fav, I like them both)!

Visual Reality
04-22-2008, 08:25 PM
AMDnut, where did you find those border designs? I like the one on the right.

I found some online once but lost them after the last reformat. They were photoshop actions.

AMDnut
04-22-2008, 08:35 PM
Hey VR!

These are both from Paintshop Pro XI. There is not a big selection, but there is a variety that works for a lot.

XaiLo
04-22-2008, 09:35 PM
Twism, how about sending me a file straight from the camera.

Turo
04-22-2008, 09:48 PM
Great shots, AMDnut! Great use of DOF in both, but I particularly like the second one.

Fiasco
04-22-2008, 10:52 PM
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2481/dsc5425velvia100fyg3.jpg

Rooz
04-22-2008, 11:12 PM
Having a lot of issues with color profiling, so please excuse if the colors are all crazy :(



that is a spectacular shot.

toriaj
04-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Wow, that's a great shot, Fiasco. The grittyness of the environment/lighting combined with the shyness of her leg pose make for a masterpiece.

Here's one from my brother's high school soccer game. He's the one in the air with his back to us. He just headed the ball into the goal!! (They ended up with a tie in double overtime.)

Please give me C&C, I don't shoot sports much. How are the exposure/colors? I did very little PP. WB and contrast, that was all. I thought about cropping it, but I really love their shadows :) I used my cheapie sigma and cheapie tripod. The sharpness looks pretty good in this shot (it's sharp on my brother's back, lol. But I like the little bit of motion blur) but a lot of my shots' sharpness/clarity were bad. Makes me pine for the Nikon 70-300VR. I really like the 300mm length for sitting on the sidelines :)

240mm, f/11, 1/250, ISO 200
35217
p.s. I edited it in NX, no color shift problem this time, :confused: but I'm glad, I'll take it!

btuner
04-22-2008, 11:52 PM
Fiasco great background and shot, but her pose looks unnatural


one from a photoshoot of some kids civic
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2436048038_e44b8ee03a_o.jpg

BLWNHR
04-22-2008, 11:58 PM
Great light control there BTuner.

toriaj
04-23-2008, 12:01 AM
Fiasco great background and shot, but her pose looks unnatural

lol IMO her pose makes the shot. Along with the lighting. And the background. And her shadow ... :D
Really though, I think her face and arms say, sexy comeon but her dress and legs say nervous little girl ... great combo!

btuner
04-23-2008, 12:05 AM
Great light control there BTuner.

thanks!! yeah there is some good lighting in that garage


lol IMO her pose makes the shot. Along with the lighting. And the background. And her shadow ... :D
Really though, I think her face and arms say, sexy comeon but her dress and legs say nervous little girl ... great combo!

yeah i think it just might be the goofy boots she has on lol but it looks like shes pressing her hands into the wall

Turo
04-23-2008, 12:28 AM
lol IMO her pose makes the shot. Along with the lighting. And the background. And her shadow ... :D
Really though, I think her face and arms say, sexy comeon but her dress and legs say nervous little girl ... great combo!

yeah i think it just might be the goofy boots she has on lol but it looks like shes pressing her hands into the wall

I like the pose, but I do agree the light/shadow definitely makes the shot. Nice work!

T06
04-23-2008, 03:20 AM
Taronga Zoo on Oz day.

Rooz
04-23-2008, 04:33 AM
cant let kiwi be the only arty farty one...i'm with ya mate.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2436315718_7f310e09cc_o.jpg

tizeye
04-23-2008, 04:41 AM
Having a lot of issues with color profiling, so please excuse if the colors are all crazy :(


Twism...It's driving me crazy wondering where the color issue is.:confused:

Blue sky natural;
Depth of greens very appropriate, from bright sunlit to the darker shaded and even accents the moss? on the tree trunk;
Clouds, perhaps a slight magenta but appears quite natural with the greyish red.

Could the "color profiling" issue be monitor related? How do they print on quality paper?

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-23-2008, 05:43 AM
I guess it's just a happy snap but I liked the colours of the branch hanging out like a finger.

Taken just before sunset when unfortunately everything was in the shadow of a big river embankment. Also it's my first NEF.

Rooz
04-23-2008, 05:48 AM
you're right, the composition is good and i like that branch aswell. nice contrast with bird/ sky and i love the birds eye is same clour as the sky. bird needs to be in focus imo for this to work though.

ssil2000
04-23-2008, 06:18 AM
nice shot mr roberts, rooz can you please remove your signature... everytime i look at it it makes me think about how i could sneak a new lens past the mrs and that is like contemplating suicide!

hehe

Rooz
04-23-2008, 06:21 AM
you only have 92% to go for your next one. lol

ssil2000
04-23-2008, 06:27 AM
yea its been 8% for 6 months, i "could" buy it now, but i have been saving very aggressively for some other important things and need to forgo the camera gear for a bit, but i did just get a pretty big promotion so that 8% might rise slightly in the next couple of months... :D

Fiasco
04-23-2008, 09:19 AM
I like the pose, but I do agree the light/shadow definitely makes the shot. Nice work!

Turo and btuner, I thank you for your comments. Honestly I'm just glad the one SB-600 I had with me at the time worked out so well.

I didn't raise the ISO past 200 on this one even though the light was pretty low, because I really didn't want a lot of grain in the shot. I put a lot of faith in that SB-600, and the batteries in it died 3-4 shots after this one.

Turo
04-23-2008, 10:24 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2427124370_b0c9c7d24c_o.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2427124370/

Fiasco
04-23-2008, 10:41 AM
Turo, which lens did you take that shot with? Also is there any particular reason why you are selling the Sigma lens?

Twism
04-23-2008, 01:03 PM
Twism...It's driving me crazy wondering where the color issue is.:confused:

Blue sky natural;
Depth of greens very appropriate, from bright sunlit to the darker shaded and even accents the moss? on the tree trunk;
Clouds, perhaps a slight magenta but appears quite natural with the greyish red.

Could the "color profiling" issue be monitor related? How do they print on quality paper?

Well, thats the thing, on my pc the picture will look good in photoshop, but totally different in all other apps. So what I did was adjust in photoshop so that the picture looks good in all my other apps, but really bad in photoshop (totaly oversaturated in photoshop). I wasnt sure which version of the picture you will see... hehe.

Xailo, I appreciate your help, I will send a picture off to you as soon as I get to a bit of a better internet connection.

Thank you rooz :D

Turo
04-23-2008, 03:05 PM
Turo, which lens did you take that shot with? Also is there any particular reason why you are selling the Sigma lens?

I too it with the 70-300. I was actually sitting in my living room playing around with the settings on the D50 and snapped that to test something. I thought it looked pretty good so I kept it.

I am only selling the Sigma because I don't use it anymore, all my other lenses cover all the focal ranges I use.

Visual Reality
04-23-2008, 07:23 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0705Edit.jpg

18-200 VR
1/160 s at f/5.6, ISO 100
105mm

K1W1
04-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Me, me (hand in the air).
I want first guess.

It's a chair!

(And I like the shot :D)

Geoff Chandler
04-24-2008, 01:47 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0705Edit.jpg

18-200 VR
1/160 s at f/5.6, ISO 100
105mm
The 'Chair shot' - very nicely done, love the viewpoint/composition, control of DOF everything. Great job - a lovey creative shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 06:27 AM
I'll beat the other Australians (edit and Kiwi's) here to an Anzac day post.

I tried to make this an HDR but couldn't work it out despite Prospero's great guidelines. In the end I thought my middle exposure still looked pretty good on its own with dark shadows and sky.

Re any C&C I'm not 100% sure I got away with the focus and I'm not sure I quite got the lens distortion filter correct with the left hand flagpole.

tim11
04-24-2008, 06:34 AM
Dread Pirate. I like the composition too but it would have been better if the crow show more details. I know it's hard to balance for the details of the branch and the black feather of the crow though.


I guess it's just a happy snap but I liked the colours of the branch hanging out like a finger.
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35227&stc=1&d=1208950989
Taken just before sunset when unfortunately everything was in the shadow of a big river embankment. Also it's my first NEF.

tim11
04-24-2008, 06:39 AM
:rolleyes:
Alright guys, I was joking. It was taken at the zoo. It's the dingo.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/animals/n80401_213b.jpg

Honest Gaza
04-24-2008, 06:47 AM
I'll beat the other Australians here to an Anzac day post.

I tried to make this an HDR but couldn't work it out despite Prospero's great guidelines. In the end I thought my middle exposure still looked pretty good on its own with dark shadows and sky.

Re any C&C I'm not 100% sure I got away with the focus and I'm not sure I quite got the lens distortion filter correct with the left hand flagpole.

DP...on behalf of the "other" ANZAC partner....a nice shot :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 06:49 AM
Thanks Tim, I spent ages trying to improve my shot in post but my skills just weren't up to it. I tried masking and lightening just the crow, I tried curves etc. I didn't even notice the crow was out of focus until Rooz mentioned it. Oh well, there'll always be another shot someday and hopefully I'll have learnt a bit more by then.

I like your dingo, nicely stands out and fills the frame. Good colours and sharpness. Was Lindy just out of frame on the left?

tim11
04-24-2008, 06:52 AM
....Was Lindy just out of frame on the left?

Alright, that's not something we should joke about but I can't resist LOL. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 06:55 AM
DP...on behalf of the "other" ANZAC partner....a nice shot :)

ANZAC (Australian & New Zealand Army Corp) memorial day public holiday tomorrow in Australia.

Sorry I didn't intend any slight to our KiWi friends.

It's simply I see Australian residing posters here. I've not noticed any NZ residing posters. So it's the forum posters I was thinking of, I certainly wasn't forgetting any servicemen.

K1W1
04-24-2008, 06:55 AM
Was Lindy just out of frame on the left?

You are showing your age there. That was some 25 years ago now and it should be well and truly forgotten by now.

Rooz
04-24-2008, 06:56 AM
crows are notiriously bad to take photos of. just like black cats or black dogs. very very tricky to bring out any detail due to the glossy black feathers/ fur.

nice shot tim. those little buggers always spook me.

Rooz
04-24-2008, 06:58 AM
I've not noticed any NZ residing posters. .

would you admit you're from nz ?? :confused: :p

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 07:00 AM
You are showing your age there. That was some 25 years ago now and it should be well and truly forgotten as a forgotten by now.

I was in my primary school debating team at the time and it was our topic.

tim11
04-24-2008, 07:01 AM
You are showing your age there. That was some 25 years ago now and it should be well and truly forgotten as a forgotten by now.
You'll be surprised K1W1. Young work colleagues around 20's mentioned "dingo eating my baby" line. But yes, for this case I think we are showing our ages. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 07:02 AM
would you admit you're from nz ?? :confused: :p

ROTFL I'm told by my hip friends it stands for roll on the floor laughing, I've not seen it used here though?

I almost edited Tim's photo to add a nappy in the dingos mouth but decided photo mutilation was probably bad form.

Rooz
04-24-2008, 07:03 AM
rotflmao
throw that one back at 'em.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 07:06 AM
MAO my absolute opinion?

Rooz
04-24-2008, 07:20 AM
rotfl My Ass Off

Turo
04-24-2008, 11:25 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2026/2427124408_b6723c04f2_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2427124408/

Trying to get some decent moon shots. I think its a little overexposed. To me, it lacks detail/sharpness. I used the 70-300 at 300mm (I know, it is soft at this focal range), f/18, 1/200 shutter, iso 400.

K1W1
04-24-2008, 04:42 PM
I am from New Zealand and 16,697 of my countrymen died in WW1 with a further 11,625 in WW2. Today is not a day for inter country rivalry.



A SON KILLED IN BOTH WORLD WAR ONE AND TWO.

Hamilton East Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions has:
Paul PRISK d. 18 July 1932 aged 68
wife Margaret Ellen died 6 Dec 1958 aged 86
Bdr E P PRISK (MM) DOW 13 May 1918 a 23y (ie born c1895)
Sgt J R PRISK KIA 1 Dec 1941 a 33y (ie born c1908)

Rooz
04-24-2008, 08:24 PM
this guy pretty much warned me not to come any closer. i didn;t. lol

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-24-2008, 11:05 PM
Turo, great shot much better than my attempts.
Why the tiny apperture since the moons at infinity? I'm just trying to learn.

I reckon Rivalry is not the word. Just a bit of jocularity but I take your point and shall refrain.

Taken this morning at our local dawn ANZAC service for:
-Servicemen killed, wounded, gone but not forgotten
-Servicewomen as above
-Civillian victims
-Australians
-New Zealanders
-With due and solemn consideration for the other tragic participants in conflicts past and present from Commonwealth countries, allies and opposing nations.

K1W1
04-25-2008, 01:16 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/2440625196_0bc87ffb59_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/2440628288_c2519394fb_b.jpg


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

T06
04-25-2008, 02:10 AM
R.I.P. I hear ya kiwi.

Rooz
04-25-2008, 02:47 AM
lest we forget...

Visual Reality
04-25-2008, 04:12 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0717Edit.jpg

Saleh
04-25-2008, 06:02 AM
the main high way to Kuwait City

taken with nikon d40x 18-55mm DX lens Manual mode shutterspeed 30sec apreture F/22

Turo
04-25-2008, 09:08 AM
Turo, great shot much better than my attempts.
Why the tiny apperture since the moons at infinity? I'm just trying to learn.


Actually you are absolutely right, there is no need for the tiny aperture. I was just goofing around with different settings in manual mode (still learning to use it, i usually use A/P/S) and this picture came out the best for some reason. But optimally you would want a bigger aperture.


the main high way to Kuwait City

taken with nikon d40x 18-55mm DX lens Manual mode shutterspeed 30sec apreture F/22

Excellent shot, I love how you can even tell one of the cars on the right side got off at the exit :D. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while now but I have not found a good spot near where I live. I may just try the side of the road.

FLiPMaRC
04-25-2008, 11:06 AM
:eek: That is an awesome shot Saleh :cool:

K1W1
04-25-2008, 04:06 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/2440876370_921a2053fd_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
50mm f1.8

Rooz
04-25-2008, 05:49 PM
gonna continue with my little project to shoot out of my comfot zone, so you guys are just gonna have to suffer thru it.

35mm, f2, 1/15s

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2442091942_f73b6d3020_o.jpg

K1W1
04-25-2008, 05:58 PM
gonna continue with my little project to shoot out of my comfot zone, so you guys are just gonna have to suffer thru it.


I dare you to go an take some car photos (stationery cars not moving ones).

Rooz
04-25-2008, 06:00 PM
ok done deal

XaiLo
04-25-2008, 06:59 PM
... even if it has to invite some friends.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/04_apr/pen3.jpg

Rooz
04-25-2008, 07:04 PM
oh, i like that X.

XaiLo
04-25-2008, 07:07 PM
thanks Rooz... it's been a while since I tried something from scratch.

toriaj
04-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Interesting idea, Xailo ... do you have any with the precise focus just on the points?

I'm not all prettied up for this SP ;) I was trying out the SB-600 lighting the shot exclusively. I used my Demb Flip-it and was quite pleased with the even lighting (although I wish my hand wasn't up there.) What do you think of the lighting?

50mm, 1/10 sec., f/6.3, ISO 400
35387
I don't know why it says I didn't use flash. If I hadn't used flash, the scene would have been completely dark (the way all the shots were if the flash didn't fire.) I also discovered that if I didn't wait long enough for the flash to power up, it might still go off, but at reduced power.

Rooz
04-25-2008, 09:24 PM
lighting is excellent, nicely even, nicely exposed. I'd like to see it a little warmer, are you sure you used flash WB ? normally its not quite so cool. and the hair over your front eye is a little distracting.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-25-2008, 09:29 PM
Beautiful shot Saleh. A lot of cars on the wrong side of the road:D

I'm dying to try and take one like yours but I can't think of anywhere near home to try. Looks like 30 seconds is the go when I find somewhere too:)

K1W1 that last one hits home. Are they shots you took overseas or have you got war graves near you? My grandparents brothers are still in France. I can't think of any graves in Australia but maybe I'm just ignorant of our contries tradition. I missed the sunset yesterday for a "at the going down of the sun we shall remember" shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Xailo I can't even begin to imaging how you got that shot. Very talented.

Toriaj I like the pose, I think the hand contributes.

toriaj
04-25-2008, 09:40 PM
Thanks DPR, glad you like it.
Rooz, I used Auto WB, which turned out really warm. I fussed with it quite a bit, trying to find something that looked like diffused daylight. How's this one? (Without the skin smoothing, etc lol)
35388
yeah, hair over my eye is the bane of my existence ...:rolleyes:

Visual Reality
04-25-2008, 09:59 PM
Not bad, odd that you got that result though. Like Xailo said, if I use Auto WB with my SB-600 I get a very blue (cool) picture. Flash WB looks amazing for skin tones for me.

K1W1
04-25-2008, 10:48 PM
K1W1 that last one hits home. Are they shots you took overseas or have you got war graves near you?

The last one is just a grave I saw at the local cemetery yesterday. I thought it was a little sad to see it there like that amongst all the stone memorials.

K1W1
04-26-2008, 03:43 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/2339722547_02bdcc9eeb_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200VR lens

XaiLo
04-26-2008, 06:01 AM
toriaj & Dread Pirate Roberts, thank you for your comments. :)

Toriaj, unfortunately not, to get all the points in focus would have meant changing one of three things: DOF, composition, or the lay out. The main subject is the primary pen and I didn't want the sharpness of the knifeblade to detract from the pen.

Dread Pirate Roberts, it took about 4-5hrs from concept to finished product. I'm still going to revisit this one. I appreciate your response.

Rooz
04-26-2008, 06:21 AM
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200VR lens

show off:p

Aldor88
04-26-2008, 07:50 AM
What's spring without some flower photos? :P

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2134/2442320385_d6365ee39d_b.jpg

Visual Reality
04-26-2008, 08:58 AM
I agree,

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0726Edit.jpg

Dust Bowl Refugee
04-26-2008, 10:34 AM
Is there a standard size that you reduce your prictures to in order to post them on here? I have Photoshop Elements 5.0 and keep messing about doing it by trial and error until it fits. Thanks

Geoff Chandler
04-26-2008, 10:48 AM
Concerning sizes for posting
I have found pano shots shouldn't exceed 999 and nrmal shots at 600X800 or 600x900
for Dslr's are as big as you shopuld go - I personally reckon 580 high is optimum

Dust Bowl Refugee
04-26-2008, 11:28 AM
Thanks Geoff,

I keep trying to resize it but it still seems to stay enormous. I use the edit, resize function and even when I reduce it to a width of 4cm it expands the size of the forum page by about 4-fold. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Turo
04-26-2008, 12:16 PM
I love the way this one turned out:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2429561060_40380fbafd_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2429561060/

Fiasco
04-26-2008, 02:31 PM
I love the way this one turned out:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2429561060_40380fbafd_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2429561060/

I love how that turned out too... Next time though, try to get the apple key in focus. Hehehe ;)

Visual Reality
04-26-2008, 03:18 PM
Concerning sizes for posting
I have found pano shots shouldn't exceed 999 and nrmal shots at 600X800 or 600x900
for Dslr's are as big as you shopuld go - I personally reckon 580 high is optimum
I agree, I usually stick to 600 high so the width ends up at 896 from my D80. That way people running 800x600 (ancient :eek:) won't have to scroll around just to see the whole image. I run 1920x1200 so a photo that is small to me could be huge for most others.

Thanks Geoff,

I keep trying to resize it but it still seems to stay enormous. I use the edit, resize function and even when I reduce it to a width of 4cm it expands the size of the forum page by about 4-fold. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
You need to resize in pixels. In the computer world, inches, centimeters etc mean nothing as it is probably just changing the DPI (print size).

Aldor88
04-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Mom's car :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2444280570_a311ecec84_b.jpg

Visual Reality
04-26-2008, 05:17 PM
What Honda is that?

K1W1
04-26-2008, 05:27 PM
Is there a standard size that you reduce your prictures to in order to post them on here? I have Photoshop Elements 5.0 and keep messing about doing it by trial and error until it fits. Thanks

I use 1024 wide as it's one of the standard sizes in Flickr and it works well with most monitors that are at least 1280 pixels wide these days.

K1W1
04-26-2008, 05:32 PM
What Honda is that?

In Australia it's called a Civic Type R (http://www.honda.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/internet/Honda.com.au/Home/Showroom/Civic+Type+R/). Here we only get the upmarket sporty version which is like a Mitsubishi Evo or Subaru WRX. I think in Europe that body shape comes in a range of spec levels.

K1W1
04-26-2008, 05:33 PM
Next time though, try to get the apple key in focus. Hehehe ;)

You Mac people are all the same. :D:D

K1W1
04-26-2008, 05:43 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2279/2441953583_367f9dac9a_b.jpg

3 - 2 to us against a team that has been top of the ladder for the last three years.

Rooz
04-27-2008, 01:17 AM
nothing particualrly exciting
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2444408083_534159817d_o.jpg

Aldor88
04-27-2008, 04:31 AM
In Australia it's called a Civic Type R (http://www.honda.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/internet/Honda.com.au/Home/Showroom/Civic+Type+R/). Here we only get the upmarket sporty version which is like a Mitsubishi Evo or Subaru WRX. I think in Europe that body shape comes in a range of spec levels.
Actually its an Honda civic 5d V-tec, not quite as sporty as an type-R. Still loads of fun tho :). 140bhp.

rawpaw18
04-27-2008, 06:51 AM
Trying another Matt Kloskowski preset, They are fun, Surreal edgy effect dark.
Boring shot into something a little more interesting. When using crops with Vignetting added it is not centered, a Lightroom quirk.

Visual Reality
04-27-2008, 08:30 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0727Edit.jpg

Dust Bowl Refugee
04-27-2008, 09:21 AM
I agree, I usually stick to 600 high so the width ends up at 896 from my D80. That way people running 800x600 (ancient :eek:) won't have to scroll around just to see the whole image. I run 1920x1200 so a photo that is small to me could be huge for most others.

You need to resize in pixels. In the computer world, inches, centimeters etc mean nothing as it is probably just changing the DPI (print size).

Thanks, I think I've got the hang of it now. I'll give it try.

Dust Bowl Refugee
04-27-2008, 09:23 AM
Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Nikon D80

toriaj
04-27-2008, 10:51 AM
Um Rooz, that's a great shot. I love the sharpness and the DOF. I wonder if you could bring down the brightness of the wings?

K1W1, I can't believe you play soccer against a background of forest. I've never seen that before! Great shot too.

Dust BR, I like that shot, too bad the sky was so white. But it's a great angle.

Visual Reality
04-27-2008, 01:23 PM
That picture has a striking resemblance to the 2nd photo on this (http://www.fylde.demon.co.uk/menin.htm) page! :eek:

Dust Bowl Refugee
04-27-2008, 01:47 PM
That picture has a striking resemblance to the 2nd photo on this (http://www.fylde.demon.co.uk/menin.htm) page! :eek:

Except that must have been taken at a different time of day hence the shadows

Turo
04-27-2008, 04:27 PM
I love how that turned out too... Next time though, try to get the apple key in focus. Hehehe ;)

Not perfect, but the apple key is clearer..... :D
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2434505137_37b83e0cd3_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2434505137/

Rooz
04-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Um Rooz, that's a great shot. I love the sharpness and the DOF. I wonder if you could bring down the brightness of the wings?

lol thanks tor. if it was a decent shot i'd put the effort into it.

here is a shot from the park on the weekend. love the reflections in the eyes in the first. nikkor 105VR.

Fiasco
04-27-2008, 06:50 PM
Not perfect, but the apple key is clearer..... :D
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2434505137_37b83e0cd3_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2434505137/

Backlit keys!!! Man, I need to upgrade to a MacBook Pro!! lol! I was just poking fun about the apple logo key before... macs being the minority here and all.

rawpaw18, which preset did you use on that photo? It really made a huge difference.

Turo
04-27-2008, 06:53 PM
here is a shot from the park on the weekend. love the reflections in the eyes in the first. nikkor 105VR.
EXCELLENT reflections in the eyes!!! I wonder how much detail you could see if you zoom in on the original file, I bet quite a bit.

toriaj
04-27-2008, 10:53 PM
um whoa Rooz, that's a liiittle creepy ...
:D

Visual Reality
04-28-2008, 03:50 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0737Edit.jpg

Rooz
04-28-2008, 03:58 AM
really nice idea, i like it. i think it needs something in there somewhere just to anchor it all in.

rawpaw18
04-28-2008, 04:33 AM
rawpaw18, which preset did you use on that photo? It really made a huge difference.

Matt's Surreal Edgey Effect 3- Dark

K1W1
04-28-2008, 04:51 AM
I'm getting to the stage where I've stopped downloading presets. I have so many now that are all in their own way great but I never (well almost never) use most of them.

esp
04-28-2008, 02:23 PM
I havent posted anything in here for awhile but I just got back from a trip to Chicago and have hundreds of pics to go through. Here is one that I tinkered around with and I liked the results. What do you think?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2435378645_453863e287_b.jpg

Visual Reality
04-29-2008, 04:06 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0718Edit.jpg

K1W1
04-29-2008, 04:39 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2442778954_0816eee2f9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/4.2
Focal Length: 75 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

Rooz
04-29-2008, 04:52 AM
really like that one. great background at that field...much better than a carpark.
(did it go in ?)

K1W1
04-29-2008, 05:41 AM
No fortunately.

And the boys hate having to retrieve the balls from the blackberry at that end of the ground.

Prospero
04-29-2008, 05:44 AM
Here are two pictures I took today with the new macro lens (Kiron 105 f/2.8). They were taken wide open, because it was overcast and windy, which is why the DOF is a very small. One of the small flowers of this branch was hanging on a thin thread (invisible due to the small DOF) and looked almost like it was floating in the air. I thought it made an interesting subject:

35468

35469

mugsisme
04-29-2008, 12:55 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2451895013_2b1b0a72c4_b.jpg

Hooray for zoom lenses! Taken with the Nikon D40 & the 70-300 VR lens. (p-mode?)

FLiPMaRC
04-29-2008, 01:01 PM
No fortunately.

And the boys hate having to retrieve the balls from the blackberry at that end of the ground.

:eek: I love that shot! The sharpness of everything from the players to the background. Wonderful colors, from the orange net to the yellow foliage in between the greens :cool: And you captured the facial expressions perfectly.

XaiLo
04-29-2008, 02:02 PM
I want to bask in the sun

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/04_apr/leaf.jpg

Prospero
04-29-2008, 02:05 PM
Wow! Great shot, Xailo.
Very nice colours and pattern. What did you take a picture of; some sort of leaf?

XaiLo
04-29-2008, 02:08 PM
Thanks Prospero, yes it was a leaf.

dxrocnxj
04-29-2008, 04:35 PM
all done in lightroom.
and prospero, im loving that lens.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/DSC_0001.jpg?t=1209508467

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-29-2008, 06:34 PM
I know the thread is picture of the day not pictures plural but I think they need each other.

Visual Reality
04-29-2008, 06:50 PM
Achtung!


It does not matter when the photo was taken, as long as you only post ONE IMAGE PER DAY. You can add a picture everyday as long as it is different.

Omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!1!1!!!
:eek: :eek: :eek:

tim11
04-29-2008, 07:33 PM
My first serious attempt shooting food:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/food/3shop_cooked2.jpg

K1W1
04-29-2008, 08:00 PM
My first serious attempt shooting food:


Gee thanks.
It's midday and my restaurant booking for lunch is not for another hour. :mad:;)

Rooz
04-29-2008, 09:50 PM
I want to bask in the sun



beautiful !!

XaiLo
04-29-2008, 10:06 PM
Thanks Rooz :)

Geoff Chandler
04-29-2008, 10:59 PM
Dread Pirate Roberts - you are right - those to shots go hand in hand.
Can't make my mind up quite what the plant is - as there are a few that look like that - we have a bottle brush plant, but it's not out yet.
Anyway - I love the quality in these two shots, nice and sharp with great depth control and also perfectly exposed.
:cool:
PS which lens was used?

Visual Reality
04-30-2008, 04:15 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0713Edit.jpg

rawpaw18
04-30-2008, 04:43 AM
DPR, absolutely love that second shot, awesome!!

Rooz
04-30-2008, 05:39 AM
I know the thread is picture of the day not pictures plural but I think they need each other.

#2...all this time i've never thought of taking the shot from that angle. great eye and awesome composition. great work mate.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-30-2008, 05:39 AM
Dread Pirate Roberts - you are right - those to shots go hand in hand.
Can't make my mind up quite what the plant is - as there are a few that look like that - we have a bottle brush plant, but it's not out yet.
Anyway - I love the quality in these two shots, nice and sharp with great depth control and also perfectly exposed.
:cool:
PS which lens was used?

I was so proud (and rushed by kids) I forgot the details I was intending to write.

50mm F/1.8 at F8 to try for maximum sharpness.
Slightly modified in curves to increase contrast and shapened in CS2 by amount 80% radius 1 pixel (after the resize). The background is my ivy fence the darkest vertical green surface I had available. The bloom was knocked off the trees out the front by honeyeaters and held vertically in place by a bulldog clip attached to a kids pusher! Cloudy day diffusing the sunlight. I found manual focussing gave better results - more control to move the focus forward.
Sorry about the large monika ruining the 2nd shot but I'm still refining by batch action to frame and label.

Can't believe you can grow them in the UK for temperature or their requirements for poor soil. I thought they were Gravillias but my mum corrected me, can't remember the name she said though. The generic is bottlebrush here in Aust too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-30-2008, 05:45 AM
#2...all this time i've never thought of taking the shot from that angle. great eye and awesome composition. great work mate.

Thats what I love about this site, seeing others ideas, things I'd never have thought of but want to have a go at.

When I was photographing those Rolls Royces a couple weeks back I thought I was pretty clever and had covered every angle etc. Then my 7 yo daughter wanted to compare shots. Geez was I wrong, she'd done some fantastic compositions I'd never have thought of (and I promptly copied).:D

K1W1
04-30-2008, 06:04 AM
I thought they were Gravillias but my mum corrected me, can't remember the name she said though. The generic is bottlebrush here in Aust too.

Callistemon (http://www.anbg.gov.au/callistemon/index.html)

Rooz
04-30-2008, 06:08 AM
Thats what I love about this site, seeing others ideas, things I'd never have thought of but want to have a go at.

yeah well its ok for you to say that since you thought of that angle first. :p

tim11
04-30-2008, 06:19 AM
---- I thought they were Gravillias but my mum corrected me, can't remember the name she said though. The generic is bottlebrush here in Aust too.
K1W1 is right. These ones are grevillea (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37743).

Turo
04-30-2008, 07:22 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2431394446_ea0d305133_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2431394446/

Prospero
04-30-2008, 03:23 PM
Love the colours in your shot, Turo.

Here's a picture I took with the macro lens just after the rain. I think it was at f/8 or so. I couldn't stop down further, because of movement of the leaves in the wind.

35553

ssil2000
04-30-2008, 04:31 PM
wow, i love that shot prospero!!!!!!!!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-30-2008, 05:27 PM
Thats the one K1W1. I remember your thread Tim (nice images)

I've got two birds to post from the weekend but I dare not post two shots in one day again. So here's the bird photo I like less because I'm sure not going to post the worse shot after the better shot.:D

K1W1
04-30-2008, 06:24 PM
I've got two birds to post from the weekend but I dare not post two shots in one day again.

IMO rules are made to be broken. I have no problem with people posting a couple of images (done it myself several times).

Visual Reality
04-30-2008, 08:06 PM
I was only kidding. Slight dramatization.