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VTEC_EATER
04-30-2008, 08:06 PM
Awesome shot there Prospero. It almost needs an even tighter crop on it to show off the reflections.

K1W1
04-30-2008, 09:22 PM
The other end of the Soccer ground. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2407068390_6bb911a19c_b.jpg

XaiLo
04-30-2008, 09:33 PM
looks like a painting until you get to the cars.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-30-2008, 10:48 PM
I was only kidding. Slight dramatization.

Don't worry VR, I knew you were kidding as I was when I first raised the concern.

I thought this way I might induce some anticipation for tomorrows shot. Hopefully I don't just induce "let down".:D

imagesbyjudd
05-01-2008, 02:33 AM
Shot from Southern Womens Shows in Richmond. One of the fashion shows was local firemen doing a Chippendale type show for charity. In this shot (clothed fireman) came down in spits. Note wearing flipflops. ouch. Women went nuts.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2439492385_615096312d_o.jpg

Visual Reality
05-01-2008, 03:07 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_0728Edit.jpg

tim11
05-01-2008, 03:52 AM
Shot from Southern Womens Shows in Richmond. One of the fashion shows was local firemen doing a Chippendale type show for charity. In this shot (clothed fireman) came down in spits. Note wearing flipflops. ouch. Women went nuts.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2439492385_615096312d_o.jpg

imagesbyJudd, what kind of flash/flash mode did you use to freeze the shot?

And can you explain why women went nuts over a fully clothed man in flip flop? :confused::confused:

esp
05-01-2008, 09:55 AM
Shot from Southern Womens Shows in Richmond. One of the fashion shows was local firemen doing a Chippendale type show for charity. In this shot (clothed fireman) came down in spits. Note wearing flipflops. ouch. Women went nuts.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2439492385_615096312d_o.jpg
I like the picture but my question is how exactly does one get several feet off the ground while being parallel to the ground? And, how do you land from this without injury?

esp
05-01-2008, 10:12 AM
Here is one of my pics of someone in the air. (Not wearing flip flops.)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2412875436_b73d61176d.jpg

THANG0359
05-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Shot of some unknown flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Field.

dxrocnxj
05-01-2008, 11:13 AM
Here is one of my pics of someone in the air. (Not wearing flip flops.)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2412875436_b73d61176d.jpg

i love this.

Visual Reality
05-01-2008, 01:07 PM
Shot of some unknown flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Field.
Excellent sharpness and composition. Exposure is a little on the bright side with some flowers losing their highlights, but otherwise great :cool:

Rooz
05-01-2008, 03:07 PM
Here is one of my pics of someone in the air. (Not wearing flip flops.)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2412875436_b73d61176d.jpg

omg...:eek::eek::eek: unbelievable.

Rooz
05-01-2008, 03:08 PM
Shot of some unknown flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Field.
beautiful shot.

Prospero
05-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the replies, Vtec and Ssil. Thanks for the suggestion for a closer crop, Vtec. I will look into it.

Esp, great shot. Great composition and timing.
Virtual Reality, I really like the stuff you have been posting lately. Very nice colours, contrast and control of DOF. Keep it up.

esp
05-01-2008, 04:16 PM
Shot of some unknown flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Field.

Would this be the one on the side of Palomar airport road?

kev.
05-01-2008, 04:34 PM
A day at the beach.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Nice shot Kev. I've not seen you round before, what are you using and welcome.

Here's the best bird pic I managed from my bushwalk last weekend. I think it turned out pretty good but if there's something I should have done better let me know. I didn't do anything special just crept up on him and his mates and snapped away quitly as they performed. I used F8 at 95mm to try for better sharpness since they were so close. There were only 2 shots where you can discern individual feathers, don't know why.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-01-2008, 05:10 PM
Shot of some unknown flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Field.

Daisies perhaps

XaiLo
05-01-2008, 05:29 PM
kev, lovely landscape colors are great...

DPR, cool bird nice image good saturation.

Visual Reality
05-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Nice shot Kev. I've not seen you round before, what are you using and welcome.

Here's the best bird pic I managed from my bushwalk last weekend. I think it turned out pretty good but if there's something I should have done better let me know. I didn't do anything special just crept up on him and his mates and snapped away quitly as they performed. I used F8 at 95mm to try for better sharpness since they were so close. There were only 2 shots where you can discern individual feathers, don't know why.
This photo shows what the 18-200 is capable of: excellent results in the right hands. Love the color and sharpness. Was this shot in JPEG with enhanced saturation?

THANG0359
05-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Would this be the one on the side of Palomar airport road?

Yes, it is near that airport. I bought a season pass to the field but haven't been back yet, planning to make another trip soon before they close shop mid-may. It's kind of far for me.. comin' from Corona.

XaiLo
05-01-2008, 06:15 PM
once upon a time.

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

Let's just say Intel made a comeback. lol :D

Visual Reality
05-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Virtual Reality, I really like the stuff you have been posting lately. Very nice colours, contrast and control of DOF. Keep it up.
Thanks a lot. I have some new stuff coming (in sig) and I am going to pursue the hobby much further :cool:

tim11
05-01-2008, 07:33 PM
a chimpanzee family fussing over the baby.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/animals/n80401_037.jpg

K1W1
05-01-2008, 08:12 PM
Here's the best bird pic I managed from my bushwalk last weekend.

Now that Telstra have restored their POP that went down and before I get zapped by the lightning directly overhead. :confused:
I actually prefer the first photo but they are both great shots.

K1W1
05-01-2008, 09:38 PM
Rooz is about to post these car shots he agreed to do (isn't he? :p) so I thought I get the out of my comfort zone image in first. :D

(The spots are on the window behind the flowers not the camera sensor)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2458769386_7ae461f6c0_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
50mm f1.8
SB-600

toriaj
05-01-2008, 09:58 PM
tim, great shot, I like the expressions you've captured. I liked the ones in the Wildlife thread too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-02-2008, 12:32 AM
Love the color and sharpness. Was this shot in JPEG with enhanced saturation?

I'm still bad at Raw work so yes it's a jpeg but I shoot in normal, large and picture control = standard. I don't shoot vivid since I assume vivid ups the "in camera sharpening" and crops the histogram taking away my options to do that manually in post.

I almost always play around with RGB curve in post though to take away the low contrast haze look I get on almost all my shots. Since I've been doing that I've been getting more positive comments. I never adjust saturation I hadn't thought of it:D The birds really are very very bright in real life.

K1W1 I'm glad you liked the first shot, means I wasn't too cheeky posting what I thought was the weaker shot on the POTD yesterday.

kev.
05-02-2008, 02:27 AM
Same day at the beach.

herc182
05-02-2008, 02:40 AM
nice shots kev. Did you use an ND filter for the first one?

kev.
05-02-2008, 02:44 AM
No, I don't use filters at the mo.;)
The first shot is straight from the cam with the help of aperture.So is the second.

herc182
05-02-2008, 03:20 AM
good job. nothing quite like the feeling of a picture straight out of the camera :)

herc182
05-02-2008, 03:25 AM
Applied orton effect to this one. Loved the views (after walking up more steps than I cared for!)
35666

XaiLo
05-02-2008, 04:20 AM
herc182, very nice lovely capture.

Prospero
05-02-2008, 04:36 AM
I agree, very nice view. One of the best examples of the use of the Orton effect I have seen in a while.
What place did you take this picture from?

Rooz
05-02-2008, 04:40 AM
amazing stuff phil.

herc182
05-02-2008, 04:48 AM
thanks. I took it in Porto. From top of "Torre dos Clérigos"
see pics of it here:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hs=H8Y&q=TORRE%20DOS%20CL%C3%89RIGOS&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Its worth going to the top if you get the chance (i.e. if you make a day trip from near Braga).

Rooz
05-02-2008, 05:32 AM
float like an elephant, sting like a jellfish...i aint what i used to be. lol
(yes Kev, i did manage to hide my broken shnoz :p)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2012/2459358446_06931f750b_o.jpg

herc182
05-02-2008, 05:34 AM
nice shot Rooz. I cant imagine you had that on a tripod and remote release :D Pretty fiddly with them gloves eh?

Your kid already up to speed with the D300 :eek:

THANG0359
05-02-2008, 09:28 AM
float like an elephant, sting like a jellfish...i aint what i used to be. lol
(yes Kev, i did manage to hide my broken shnoz :p)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2012/2459358446_06931f750b_o.jpg

Rooz, you have some really nice work on your flickr site! thanks for the comment on my very first post on this thread. and Nice Shot by the way...

esp
05-02-2008, 09:32 AM
Applied orton effect to this one. Loved the views (after walking up more steps than I cared for!)
35666
Great pp on this shot. I have used the orton effect several times but never would have thought to use it on this pic. I think it turned out great.

Prospero
05-02-2008, 09:55 AM
thanks. I took it in Porto. From top of "Torre dos Clérigos"
see pics of it here:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hs=H8Y&q=TORRE%20DOS%20CL%C3%89RIGOS&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Its worth going to the top if you get the chance (i.e. if you make a day trip from near Braga).

Thanks for the info. I will definitly try to visit Porto and that tower during the vacation.

Rooz, nice self-portrait. Great lighting.

dxrocnxj
05-02-2008, 03:58 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/2459652707_502093bbb4.jpg?v=0

crappy day today, but i wanted to really get out and snap some photos.
went to the park and sat around.
gave myself a chance to use the 50mm
and take my time with manual focus.
i just got a new flickr add me as a contact :)

www.flickr.com/dylanbarnes

Rooz
05-02-2008, 04:05 PM
Rooz, you have some really nice work on your flickr site! thanks for the comment on my very first post on this thread. and Nice Shot by the way...

the HDR's on your flickr site are amazing man.

JerBear
05-02-2008, 05:35 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2460679800_d0d5b2e6b6_b.jpg

This is my first posting here on DC so I thought I'd start with one of my photos to introduce myself. This is a picture of the cathedral in San Sebastian, Spain I took a couple months back.

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 38 mm

T06
05-02-2008, 05:42 PM
float like an elephant, sting like a jellfish...i aint what i used to be. lol
(yes Kev, i did manage to hide my broken shnoz :p)

Now there's a medal right there.:D:D

Rooz
05-02-2008, 06:18 PM
This is my first posting here on DC so I thought I'd start with one of my photos to introduce myself. This is a picture of the cathedral in San Sebastian, Spain I took a couple months back.

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 38 mm

wow, that is beautiful. welcome. :)

Rooz
05-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Nikon Porn...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/2460200767_c6027d9ca1_o.jpg

T06
05-03-2008, 12:40 AM
Does your missus know you've got all that?:D

kev.
05-03-2008, 12:45 AM
I like wine.

Rooz
05-03-2008, 12:45 AM
what i've got or what it costs ? lol

K1W1
05-03-2008, 04:01 AM
When the ball is on the ground use your feet!
The line is indicative of the quality of the ground.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2461489034_2bb4a043d3_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 190 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200VR

T06
05-03-2008, 04:54 AM
Maybe someone should ask him why?:D

Rooz
05-03-2008, 05:20 AM
this lens has turned my d300 into a P&S.

Firedog28
05-03-2008, 07:26 AM
18-200 does SO many things...

dxrocnxj
05-03-2008, 10:57 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/2458252752_c61d619ace.jpg?v=0

i listen to an artist named slug who is part of atmosphere.
a lyric inspired me for this picture.

"if i was better at finding the right words to say, i wouldnt need to write these motherf*cking songs."

XaiLo
05-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Interesting Dylan.

Rooz, there are woarse things, can't think of any off hand but there are. lol

btw, the lad is just adorable... savor these moments they will seem fleeting in no time at all. ;)

Turo
05-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Goofing around:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/2436669407_7e1c4f543f_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2436669407/

Prospero
05-03-2008, 02:45 PM
Another macro with the Kiron:

35702

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-03-2008, 09:36 PM
this lens has turned my d300 into a P&S.

Which lens is sooo slooow to focus?
Does it always give you an infinite DOF?

ssil2000
05-03-2008, 11:35 PM
heres 2 of the dog from this afternoon that i liked :)

first one
55-200 @ 135mm
iso200
f5
1/800

second one
55-200 @ 200
iso200
f5.6
1/800

no VR on either shot, minor PP used just a sligt crop and WB

Rooz
05-04-2008, 12:00 AM
Which lens is sooo slooow to focus?
Does it always give you an infinite DOF?

lol sorry what i meant was. its so easy. just point, shoot, print. no PP required pretty much ever so far.

T06
05-04-2008, 01:46 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/2458252752_c61d619ace.jpg?v=0

i listen to an artist named slug who is part of atmosphere.
a lyric inspired me for this picture.

"if i was better at finding the right words to say, i wouldnt need to write these motherf*cking songs."

tell him his lyrics suck, sounds like eight year olds on glue ferchristsake!!Just my opinion of coarse.;)

kev.
05-04-2008, 02:30 AM
Back at the beach.

craigyc
05-04-2008, 03:28 AM
London

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2057/2463266133_4ff69fd734.jpg

Rooz
05-04-2008, 03:56 AM
great shot craig.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/2463332563_a6fa188409_o.jpg

K1W1
05-04-2008, 05:35 AM
Another self portrait

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2463449923_6da66dd2f1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/sets/72157604872469478/show/)

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens
SB600

and some truth.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2243/2463341247_f781df23eb_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens
SB600

If you want to see the slide show (45 images) click on the BSA.

Turo
05-04-2008, 07:35 AM
Back at the beach.

I would love to be there right now! Where is that?

Visual Reality
05-04-2008, 08:57 AM
I would love to be there right now! Where is that?
I was going to ask the same thing.

This beach looks nearly identical to where you wash up on shore at the beginning of Final Fantasy X.

toriaj
05-04-2008, 09:57 PM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday. I did most of the processing in NX, I'm really getting to like this program.
What do you think?
(I shouldn't have used f/5.6, there was no need for it. I don't know how that happened, most of the shots were on aperture priority at f/8 or f/16, I must have bumped it.)
18mm, 1/640, f/5.6, ISO 200
35788

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-04-2008, 10:00 PM
Kev are you a skippy and if so is that around Warnambool on the great ocean rd? What's up with all the ausies on this site?

K1W1 a self portrait made in England? Seriously though it's got that cloudy low contrast look I get on all my photos before I adjust curves.

Lovelly colours Rooz.

Here's one stepping outside my comfort zone. I was worried this fella'd bit me:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-04-2008, 10:03 PM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday. I did most of the processing in NX, I'm really getting to like this program.
What do you think?


Really stunning Tori

toriaj
05-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Thanks, DPR. You have beautiful colors there. What is the background/underneath him?

Rooz
05-04-2008, 10:10 PM
thats superb tori.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-04-2008, 10:13 PM
A blue ice cream container lid that I darkened a little in CS2 with curves. It was highly reflective and I've cloned out a lot of white debrit on it. Yeah I know it's cheating but it looks better now than out of the cam.

I'm going to have to buy some extension tubes or something, I'm enjoying this macro game.

dxrocnxj
05-04-2008, 10:51 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2313/2467131664_46d81df642.jpg?v=0

union square.
manhattan
new york city.

toriaj
05-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Thanks, Rooz. Does my shot look a little too warm? Now that I'm seeing it again, I wonder.
DPR, good idea putting him on the lid. That's the kind of thinking that makes good photos great :) And no worries about the cloning. I do it all the time. In fact, I had to clone out a wire and an oil splotch in my photo above :)

dxrocnxj, that looks like an interesting photo, do you have it posted larger anywhere? (Apparently your myspace is private.) It seems like there would be a lot to look at in this picture. Did you use selective color? The lens distortion makes the shot interesting, and I wonder what they're all waiting to see.

StuartN
05-04-2008, 11:12 PM
Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rockies won 7-2.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2467152962_ac6db387a1_b.jpg

dxrocnxj
05-04-2008, 11:24 PM
dxrocnxj, that looks like an interesting photo, do you have it posted larger anywhere? (Apparently your myspace is private.) It seems like there would be a lot to look at in this picture. Did you use selective color? The lens distortion makes the shot interesting, and I wonder what they're all waiting to see.

um, i used a preset i found for lightroom for the colors and lens distortion.
as for anything else my flickr.

www.flickr.com/dylanbarnes

tim11
05-04-2008, 11:29 PM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday. I did most of the processing in NX, I'm really getting to like this program.
What do you think?
(I shouldn't have used f/5.6, there was no need for it. I don't know how that happened, most of the shots were on aperture priority at f/8 or f/16, I must have bumped it.)
18mm, 1/640, f/5.6, ISO 200
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35788&d=1209963422

I like it though the sky and patch of cloud add nothing to the image, IMO. I'd rather see more details of the mounting of the more of the winding road leading on to the tunnel. Nice capture.

tim11
05-04-2008, 11:37 PM
--- What's up with all the ausies on this site?
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35789&stc=1&d=1209963597
Here's one stepping outside my comfort zone. I was worried this fella'd bit me:D

All the Aussies are now here since they ban smoking in the pubs. :D
Dread, I think you captured Darth Vader there in poor disguised. I don't know what happen with those creepy crawlers this year; they are everywhere in Sydney. My wife kicked a funnel web in the change room at the local swimming pool, thinking it was dead - it curled up like a good dead spider. It chased her out of the room on the double. The pool staff took care of it. Some little kids could have stepped on it.

BTW: I wonder if that spider can see with all 4 eyes?

toriaj
05-04-2008, 11:42 PM
Thanks, Tim. I tried a square crop, with less sky and less foreground, and I like it too. I'm not sure what you wanted to see more of? Unfortunately the path turned behind where I was and blocked the view, I perched up on top of the fence to get this shot. Times like that I wish I had a hovercraft or something! :p

Rooz
05-05-2008, 12:06 AM
the colour is perfect. it has that sunrise or sunset kinda glow in it. looks beautiful.
agree about the clouds blending into the mountaintops isnt ideal but we cant have everything go our way ! lol

Fiasco
05-05-2008, 12:07 AM
"Impurity"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2279/2461945049_1a2712684c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2461945049/)

Rooz
05-05-2008, 12:15 AM
that's beautiful mate.

Fiasco
05-05-2008, 12:26 AM
Thank you Rooz!

Viky
05-05-2008, 12:48 AM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday. I did most of the processing in NX, I'm really getting to like this program.
What do you think?
(I shouldn't have used f/5.6, there was no need for it. I don't know how that happened, most of the shots were on aperture priority at f/8 or f/16, I must have bumped it.)
18mm, 1/640, f/5.6, ISO 200


lovely shot Tori!:)

I just love the detail in the foreground... a graduated ND would have resulted in a more beautiful and contrasty sky. Did u use a CLP in this shot?

K1W1
05-05-2008, 12:55 AM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday.

It's to clean a pure. Can't you get the local kids to spray graffiti on the cycle track or the wall of the tunnel so it looks more "real world".

It's a nice shot all the same.

K1W1
05-05-2008, 12:56 AM
K1W1 a self portrait made in England? Seriously though it's got that cloudy low contrast look I get on all my photos before I adjust curves.


Too much power in the flash to close to the subject I think.

Prospero
05-05-2008, 01:55 AM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday. I did most of the processing in NX, I'm really getting to like this program.
What do you think?
(I shouldn't have used f/5.6, there was no need for it. I don't know how that happened, most of the shots were on aperture priority at f/8 or f/16, I must have bumped it.)
18mm, 1/640, f/5.6, ISO 200


Tori, great job. I really love this shot. Very good compostion, I don't think cropping the sky would make it better than this. I agree with the others that the colours look great.
I don't think using f/5.6 was that bad a choice here. At 18mm the depth of field is probably enough at that apperture anyway.

I think you could use control points on the cloud and mountains to avoid the blending of the mountains and the sky. You could darken the clouds to a light shade of grey while keeping the mountains white. Since they are almost the same colour, it may help to combine control points with the selection tools (so use the paint tool while the control point is selected).

Fiasco, very nice picture. I really like the post processing.

toriaj
05-05-2008, 07:10 AM
Ok guys, thanks for the comments. In the original, the clouds weren't so white, maybe I'll try a different edit to keep them distinct. I didn't use any filters or CPL in this shot, I didn't even think about that but it's a good idea. What do you think of this square crop? I've never done a square crop before. Wait, no, I think I like the 8x10 crop best of all, it keeps more of the blue sky. What do you think?
35806 35805

herc182
05-05-2008, 07:17 AM
lol sorry what i meant was. its so easy. just point, shoot, print. no PP required pretty much ever so far.

What lens are you talking about? The 35mm? (i have just started using that one again :D)

herc182
05-05-2008, 07:18 AM
Went on a little bike ride yesterday. I did most of the processing in NX, I'm really getting to like this program.
What do you think?
(I shouldn't have used f/5.6, there was no need for it. I don't know how that happened, most of the shots were on aperture priority at f/8 or f/16, I must have bumped it.)
18mm, 1/640, f/5.6, ISO 200
35788

Excellent shot, and fantastic composition. Very nice shot.

about the aperture...I was taking landscape shots in bright sunlight (in Portugal) at Iso 640. I was furious when I found out!!

Prospero
05-05-2008, 09:08 AM
Tori, I think I still like the first one (2x3?) best. I think the portrait orientation works great for this picture. I like it, how the road leads your eyes to the tunnel and mountains and that the horizon is on the upper third of the image. On the 8x10 you have cropped a bit of the road which reduces the depth in my opinion.

Another crop option is to create an 8x10 but then instead of cropping the road you crop the sky. On the other hand, I rather like the branches on the left...
Deciding the crop is always a difficult choice ;).

Jason25
05-05-2008, 09:10 AM
55/3.5 micro with PK-13 attached.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2418/2462279239_ccba577a1e.jpg

Twism
05-05-2008, 11:09 AM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/Camden-guy-and-girl-web.jpg

Prospero
05-05-2008, 11:15 AM
55/3.5 micro with PK-13 attached.



Nice picture, I like the subtlety of the colours. Good example of what old AI-s glass is still capable of. Ain't old glass great? ;)

Twism, nice picture. Great use of partial black and white.

FLiPMaRC
05-05-2008, 11:33 AM
I like that shot Twism :)

Nice one Jason :) I like the one with the ants better :cool:


toriaj, I like the 8x10 crop too.

JerBear
05-05-2008, 06:29 PM
A visit to Moon in the Pond farm today brought me up close with some of their baby goats. Quite cute!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2469723794_6cded66807_b.jpg

Camera - D80
Aperture - f/8
Shutter - 1/200
ISO Equiv - ISO100

Spookonthe8ball
05-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Great image of the young goat JerBear. Sharp and nicely done. I love the position of the ears.
Spook

Jason25
05-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Nice picture, I like the subtlety of the colours. Good example of what old AI-s glass is still capable of. Ain't old glass great? ;)

Twism, nice picture. Great use of partial black and white.

Thanks, it definitely is a great lens! I love my dented $50 beater. :D

One more from it...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2469798130_22aec1dd55.jpg

res222
05-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Soccer game Sunday..tied 3-3

tim11
05-05-2008, 11:09 PM
Ahhh...... finally! A sport shot that doesn't come from K1W1. :D:D:):rolleyes::o:eek:

tim11
05-05-2008, 11:15 PM
Thanks, Tim. I tried a square crop, with less sky and less foreground, and I like it too. I'm not sure what you wanted to see more of? Unfortunately the path turned behind where I was and blocked the view, I perched up on top of the fence to get this shot. Times like that I wish I had a hovercraft or something! :p

Oh well.... as someone said there. We can't have everything we want. I thought the road lead longer which would make the photo more impressive. Not that there is something terribly wrong with the original. Maybe it's warm but that's what gives it more feature, IMO.

TheWengler
05-06-2008, 12:31 AM
Ok guys, thanks for the comments. In the original, the clouds weren't so white, maybe I'll try a different edit to keep them distinct. I didn't use any filters or CPL in this shot, I didn't even think about that but it's a good idea. What do you think of this square crop? I've never done a square crop before. Wait, no, I think I like the 8x10 crop best of all, it keeps more of the blue sky. What do you think?

I like this shot a lot Tori. I like the first one the most (the one before the new crops). The focus is still on the path and the fence but sky still adds another dimension to the photo.

toriaj
05-06-2008, 12:40 AM
Thanks, Lukas and Dennis. Yep, I think I'll stick with the original 4x6 crop :) Thanks for all the input, though. It really helped.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-06-2008, 12:49 AM
My brother paints miniatures, here's one of his "Battlemechs". It's about 2 inches (50mm) high.

Nice isolation Jerbear, the subject stands out beautifully - no kidding:D

K1W1
05-06-2008, 01:36 AM
Ahhh...... finally! A sport shot that doesn't come from K1W1. :D:D:):rolleyes::o:eek:

Me? Sports? What are you on about, I'm a landscape photographer.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/156362117_8aa5800ccf_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode

btuner
05-06-2008, 04:40 PM
thought this turned out kinda neat.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2136/2470997909_ebdf7627ff_o.jpg

Vivitar 285HV flashed about 20 times on a 30 second exposure

Benjamin2007
05-06-2008, 08:33 PM
Gee some great work here! :)

A bit late in noticing and posting but, Tori I really liked your photo from your bike ride in the afternoon and agree with Prospero's & Lukas's comments, re composition/cropping & PP editing, but its a great photo to begin with (in the original crop!). Looks like you're enjoying Spring's arrival, combining two of your fav' hobbies, i.e. photography & cycling! :D

JerBear, I really liked the goat/kid shot too! :)

Twism, your selective colour photo recently is also very striking. :cool:

cheers,

toriaj
05-06-2008, 08:54 PM
Thanks, Benjamin. I'm surprised at the positive attention that shot is getting. I'm liking it more and more :) It was just a spur of the moment thing, I was riding and thought, ok HERE's my shot. Actually had to finish the ride, get the camera from the truck, and ride just a little ways back to take the pic :D It's the only place I took a picture.

TNB
05-06-2008, 09:29 PM
It was just a spur of the moment thing, I was riding and thought, ok HERE's my shot. Actually had to finish the ride, get the camera from the truck, and ride just a little ways back to take the pic :D It's the only place I took a picture.
The "snow" kept forcing me to look for light at the end of the tunnel. Then I had to put a jacket on to keep looking at that photo since it's already in the 90Fs here. :p However, I may be back in snow country by summer's end though not back in Wyoming, but in Lake Tahoe/Reno--already thinking about getting some "green" and "white" photos, since it's mostly "brown" here unless it is a golf course and/or at night....

Nic pic Tori. Like the lines. ;) And personally, I prefer the "longer" photo instead of the "square crop" since it draws my attention in farther and for a longer period of time since I was also checking out the mountains. Ok, I'm weird, but the sky could probably be darkened slightly using the shadows/highlight feature in something like Photoshop (not to be confused with brightness/contrast) instead of cropped off. Besides something like the "rule of thirds" can be broken, can't it? I would think so, especially with leading lines.

toriaj
05-06-2008, 10:12 PM
Thanks, TNB. Wow, 90, I won't see that till August I bet! Yep, I think I've decided on the original, uncropped version. Thanks for your suggestion with the sky, I'll try it out.

TNB
05-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks, TNB. Wow, 90, I won't see that till August I bet! Yep, I think I've decided on the original, uncropped version. Thanks for your suggestion with the sky, I'll try it out.
I would also compare the uncropped version to a 12x8 cropped ratio version with just enough crop to crop out the pole on the right-hand side. Although the 12x8 crop ratio would remove some of the sky, it would still remove the pole (which is sort of distracting to me since part of the pole leads to the right, out of the photo) and still leave more of the original than a 10x8 crop. I also believe the 12x8 crop ratio (starting from the lower left hand corner and working up) would look better than that 10x8 crop from basically the center of the photo which was suggested on Flickr since that 10x8 still leaves the pole in the frame. However, I can't say for sure since I haven't seen the crop I suggested. I just also hope my post isn't too confusing--basically, cut the far right out and just a portion of the top.

rawpaw18
05-07-2008, 12:19 PM
Tori, love your shot too, no matter how you crop it.
Richard,photo challenge for ye, can you get a photo of kids playing soccer on motorcycles in the woods?
Jay, Your beater of a macro workin great, nice shots on flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2473581177_b5a9cf2d86_o.jpg

Twism
05-07-2008, 12:32 PM
One more from it...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2469798130_22aec1dd55.jpg

Nice shot jason, finally Rooz has some competition :D

Been watching some unhatched swan eggs for the last month and the big day finally came...

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/Swan-and-babbiessmall.jpg

The little ones actually hatched a few days ago, but for the most part were no where to be found (guess they didnt feel like posing quite so soon) anyways, they were out and about today for a good 15 minutes before they decided to crawl back under their mothers butt :)

XaiLo
05-07-2008, 12:59 PM
Quite poetic Twism... a very loving image, excellent story telling.

Jason25, fantastic capture.

rawpaw18, his eyes gives so much depth to the image, totally awesome dude great composition.

Twism
05-07-2008, 01:08 PM
thank you XailLo.

But I notice now that after all the sizing and converting for web etc. that I have lost quite a lot of image quality. I will play around with it a bit more and reup if I get a chance.

Rooz
05-07-2008, 01:46 PM
rawpaw18, his eyes gives so much depth to the image, totally awesome dude great composition.

ditto, thats the first thing that struck me aswell. fantastic expression and the colour/ contrast is superb.

TNB
05-07-2008, 05:06 PM
Nice bird photo. Love the little guys. They look so soft even in the photo.

rawpaw18
05-07-2008, 06:36 PM
Thanks X and Rooz.

K1W1
05-07-2008, 07:19 PM
Richard,photo challenge for ye, can you get a photo of kids playing soccer on motorcycles in the woods?


My son has spent the last three weekends at school friends houses riding motorcycles. Each Sunday night it's, "Dad have I told you how much fun I had riding motorbikes today?"
So to answer your question I think that he at least would be a starter for a shoot. :D
(Dad might not be)

I love that shot of yours.

TNB
05-07-2008, 09:10 PM
Below is a photo of my Bengal, Bennie. I tried to get a photo of my other cat but he wouldn't cooperate, almost, but not quite.

Nikon D200
Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8 VR at 70mm
Nikon SB800 off camera
Aperture Priority
F/13
1/60 sec
ISO 100

btuner
05-07-2008, 10:34 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2475426910_e03536c643_o.jpg

vivitar 285hv with blue gel fired multiple times under the catwalk

T06
05-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Thats easy.....Explanation, it's one of them shot's..;)

herc182
05-08-2008, 03:12 AM
another one taken on holiday. Liked the mountains in the background

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/2471392247_ed43572111_b.jpg

Rooz
05-08-2008, 03:18 AM
very interesting shot...it looks like a religious cross in between the buildings.

T06
05-08-2008, 03:32 AM
....... one of the most amusing quotes to me was Mel Gibson in an airport somewhere in the states & passes Jack Nicholson going in the opposite direction as mel is in the throws of making 'The Passion Of The Christ'. The jack says, " hows jaysus".Mel liked it too, only because the big fella acknowledged him.;)

T06
05-08-2008, 03:34 AM
herc great photo, for minr though you need to bring the mountains to the fore.

T06
05-08-2008, 03:59 AM
..another of the other...;)

herc182
05-08-2008, 04:00 AM
herc great photo, for minr though you need to bring the mountains to the fore.

Thanks! Whats minr?

herc182
05-08-2008, 04:02 AM
..another of the other...;)

nice shot. Like the blue in the sky. Was that shot at the long end of your 70-200? Great quality it seems!

Rooz
05-08-2008, 04:16 AM
2 seagull portraits. 300/f4. strobist info on flickr.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2475054649_10e8b216f9_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2475055067_e73fd282f4_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-08-2008, 04:41 AM
Geez you've got a great eye for original composition turning a dead boring subject into a phenominally interesting photo. I don't know how you got those backgrounds well done.

I was going to edit this post and make it clear I was talking about the seagulls when I realised you've all made great shots out of things I'd walk past and not give a second thought to.

I particular though I do love the seagulls, your mountain shot Herc and your cat TNB (I don't like cats btw).

Rooz
05-08-2008, 04:56 AM
DPR...focal length, aperture and strobes. as much as i appreciate the comments, the equipment does have a bit do do with these.

300mm @ f4 is bloody shallow believe me. lol

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-08-2008, 05:09 AM
I thought it might be a bit rude to compliment you on your equipment.:D

Double meaning intended as one is bought and the other inherited. No I'll give you and the other photographers credit for your skill instead.

I've done a couple jobs recently and my wife's "letting me" buy some gear.:) Lightroom and a better tripod presumably a Manfrotto 190xprob & ballhead 322rc2 like Sssil was using last weekend. I see what you mean it's a little imprecise for macro work but heck is was convenient and sturdy holding the D300 and 18-200VR. I'm still envious of your signiture but at least I can add a little to mine. Damn NAS.

Twism
05-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Great pictures rooz!! and im guessing a lot less scary to work with than all them spiders and bugs and what not :P

Anyways, I see my local baby swans are out and about swiming already, I wondered along with them and snapped a couple shots.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/little-swanies-small.jpg

Supermel
05-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Please let me know if i'm posting the wrong size or breaking any 'rule's. My goal with this photo was to focus in on the entire flower, stem and all as I learn my camera. I used the VR kit lense with my D60 for this in auto.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/supermel/yellowtuliprain.jpg

toriaj
05-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Twism, is that mama's head and beak you can see in the reflection? Very nice.
Supermel, you're not breaking any rules or anything, thanks for posting. That's the first shot I've seen from a d60 :)

Visual Reality
05-08-2008, 01:24 PM
Supermel, welcome.

I'll offer the first piece of advice: get that thing off of ISO1600 :)

Try 200 outdoors for higher IQ.

Supermel
05-08-2008, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the advice. I just checked my ISO settings and it was on auto ISO. I guess that is one I should be checking. Being new and green at this I just thought auto was auto. I appreciate the feedback. Is there a 'cheat' sheet' to get started with some of these settings posted somewhere that gives good starting points or do most people know this stuff already? Thanks In Advance. Melanie

XaiLo
05-08-2008, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the advice. I just checked my ISO settings and it was on auto ISO. I guess that is one I should be checking. Being new and green at this I just thought auto was auto. I appreciate the feedback. Is there a 'cheat' sheet' to get started with some of these settings posted somewhere that gives good starting points or do most people know this stuff already? Thanks In Advance. Melanie

Bryan Peterson "Understanding Exposure" Revised Edition... under $20 and it's worth the investment it will get you up to speed. In a relatively short time really light reading and a ton of enjoyable illustrations.

Congrats on the camera Happy Shooting. :)

Rooz
05-08-2008, 10:05 PM
not sure why i need the 70-200 anymore. i think i may sell it. the 300 is a better tele. decisions, decisions...

The colours of our beautiful country, the setting sun was kissing the yellow giving it an amazing glow. 300mmf4 captured the colours and contrast just beautifully.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/2477824514_4162597873_o.jpg

ssil2000
05-09-2008, 04:51 AM
not sure why i need the 70-200 anymore. i think i may sell it. the 300 is a better tele. decisions, decisions...

The colours of our beautiful country, the setting sun was kissing the yellow giving it an amazing glow. 300mmf4 captured the colours and contrast just beautifully.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/2477824514_4162597873_o.jpg

very nice image mate.

so you dont find the need for zoom range? you are pretty happy with the prime in that sense? its obvious you like its performance, but is the gap from 105-300 too much? and if you decide on selling the 70-200 you mind pm'img me first? :)

Rooz
05-09-2008, 05:39 AM
you're only 8% of the way there mate. lol but yes, i'll pm you if i sell it.

apart from the 70-200, which i rarely use, i dont have any zoom lens' anymore and quite frankly, i havent missed a zoom either yet.

herc182
05-09-2008, 05:56 AM
landscape photographers (some) swear by using a telezoom for their shots! I cant see it!

TNB
05-09-2008, 02:18 PM
..another of the other...;)
Reminds me of a real "face."


2 seagull portraits. 300/f4. strobist info on flickr.
Nice color.


I particular though I do love the seagulls, your mountain shot Herc and your cat TNB (I don't like cats btw).

Thanks. The photo was another one of those one shot wonders--after the first shot, he hung around for another photo but closed his eyes. Then he had enough.


I just checked my ISO settings and it was on auto ISO.
That's one of the first things I turned off--I tried taking some low-level light photos in a dust environment and the flash kicked in lighting up all the dust. Yuck.


Great pictures rooz!! and im guessing a lot less scary to work with than all them spiders and bugs and what not :P

Anyways, I see my local baby swans are out and about swiming already, I wondered along with them and snapped a couple shots.
LOL at the spider comment. And, looking forward to more photos of the baby swans. ;)

Firedog28
05-09-2008, 02:47 PM
Agapanthus-to-be...

K1W1
05-09-2008, 04:21 PM
This is my favourite from last weekend. I sums up the boys with their toys feeling of the day.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2464094988_075b69700b_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55
SB-600

toriaj
05-09-2008, 08:57 PM
K1W1, I love the crispy sharpness. Is that a result of your lens, or your PP?

Rooz
05-09-2008, 10:21 PM
great shot. awesome sharpness and excllent use of flash to get the detail.

K1W1
05-09-2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks Tori and Rooz.

Tori, it was my 18-55 kit lens the same as yours. I would have sharpened it a bit in Lightroom though, I sharpen most images.

Rooz, I think that's my most successful flash (especially as I was flashing in public) so far. I'm struggling with the principles of successful flashing. :)

K1W1
05-09-2008, 10:42 PM
I'm going to redo these ones.

Rooz
05-09-2008, 10:46 PM
that first shot is a ripper. no sure whats going on with the colour and/ or WB though. they look to have a severe maroon/ purpley cast on my monitor.

K1W1
05-09-2008, 10:49 PM
Thanks. I was sort of hoping somebody would say that.
I think this monitor is playing up again so I can now rest assured that it's not all my eyes. :D

faisal
05-09-2008, 10:51 PM
K1W1, I love the crispy sharpness.

I agree....very nice picture..... :)

Rooz
05-10-2008, 03:31 AM
playing with light. spot metered off the streaming sun on his cheeks.

faisal
05-10-2008, 03:37 AM
awwww.....cute!!!! ^^^^^

toriaj
05-10-2008, 09:34 AM
I really like that one, Rooz. Very artsy. What is that striped thing by his hand?

Prospero
05-10-2008, 11:16 AM
Very nice Rooz. Great use of the light.

Here's a picture I took today of a bug. It's the first decent bug shot I took. Not nearly as good as the Rooz's bug shots, but I'm pretty happy with it.

I took it with the Kiron at f/4 (I think), ISO 400, 1/320s.

36009

toriaj
05-10-2008, 12:52 PM
Great colors there, Dennis!

aparmley
05-10-2008, 01:16 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2400/2476543745_03e93c7f61.jpg

Nikon D80 | 35f/2.0 @ f/4.0 | 1/125 | ISO 100 | 2 SB800s: 1 snooted on the BG 1 shot through my DIY HD BD as seen here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38743).

Prospero
05-10-2008, 01:25 PM
Thanks Tori.
Andy, your picture makes me thirsty ;)
I like the lighing of the picture you posted on the DIY HD BD thread better; it looks a bit more even. The blown out spot above the beer looks a bit distracting to me.

rawpaw18
05-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Wow Dennis, that is amazing!

rawpaw18
05-10-2008, 02:07 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/2481558162_33dc9aea0a_o.jpg

1/500", F/ 3.2, ISO 400, 170mm, spot

K1W1
05-10-2008, 02:46 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2480539214_34b7a891d0_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 68 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200VR

ssil2000
05-10-2008, 03:37 PM
nice shot dennis! you are doing wonders with that lens!

kiwi, nice shot. are you trying to gain sponsorship fom nike or something? all of your football shots seen to have the nike bit visible on the ball! on a side note why is the ref not wearing a watch? does he guess when its half time? :)

Rooz
05-10-2008, 03:56 PM
1/500", F/ 3.2, ISO 400, 170mm, spot

this is a great candid portrait. good lookin kid, musta taken after his mother.

nice fly macro denis ! now you can understand the pain of trying to get these little critters to do what you want them to do and sit where you want em to. !

taken the plunge with the 35 andy ? you're gonna love it. excellent lighting and i love the tutorial. i think maybe i'd like to see a bit more colour and richness in the beer...or is that what piss-poor amercian beer looks like in real life ? :D

aparmley
05-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Its what piss pour american beer looks like - the image is a little desaturated - but I boosted the color of the beer back close to what it should be. You're right prospero, that blown out part is a little distracting.

btuner
05-10-2008, 08:57 PM
Off a side street in downtown Clearwater
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2072/2474608563_690f901617_o.jpg

fill flashed with a Vivitar285hv with a blue gel to bring out some of the colors on the wall

D70FAN
05-10-2008, 09:26 PM
Its what piss pour american beer looks like - the image is a little desaturated - but I boosted the color of the beer back close to what it should be. You're right prospero, that blown out part is a little distracting.

Nobody I know drinks that... "stuff". King of beers my patoot. Bridgeport IPA my freind.:D

But a nice shot parm.

TNB
05-10-2008, 09:45 PM
Here's a picture I took today of a bug. It's the first decent bug shot I took. Not nearly as good as the Rooz's bug shots, but I'm pretty happy with it.
That's a pretty cool looking bug shot as far as I am concerned. I came close to getting a bug shot, but the cats were even closer--the bug didn't last a minute.

Today, I took my never-flown R/C Heli out for a spin.

Rooz
05-11-2008, 12:28 AM
theres an RC in that photo ? where ?

Rooz
05-11-2008, 01:09 AM
105VR
sb400

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/2481885901_f91cde8e71_o.jpg

K1W1
05-11-2008, 01:46 AM
kiwi, nice shot. are you trying to gain sponsorship fom nike or something? all of your football shots seen to have the nike bit visible on the ball! on a side note why is the ref not wearing a watch? does he guess when its half time? :)

I will try harder on my cloning to get rid of the sponsors logo on future. :D

Maybe you would be happier if they were all like this? :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2480515778_609760a45e_b.jpg

Have a good look at the ref's left wrist.

K1W1
05-11-2008, 01:47 AM
105VR
sb400


This is supposed to be a family friendly site. You could have at least posted a warning. :D

K1W1
05-11-2008, 01:49 AM
Today, I took my never-flown R/C Heli out for a spin.


So where is the photo of the helicopter then? :)

herc182
05-11-2008, 01:50 AM
must admit, I cant see the damn thing either.

Fantastic shot again Rooz. How do you catch the little buggers posing all the time...although this one is showing off...doesnt care whos watching.

rawpaw18
05-11-2008, 03:52 AM
This thread has turned into the man show, we got sports, beer, bare back riding, beautiful girls and there is a rumor about some rc helicopter.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2474458420_b467c9ec2e_o.jpg

yet another play at first, not according to plans.
1/640", f. 4, ISO 400, 200mm, mtrx

K1W1
05-11-2008, 03:59 AM
Fail.

Can't see the brand name on the ball. Lift your game Rich. :D

Aldor88
05-11-2008, 07:33 AM
Pictures of the day, from yasterday. It was an wonderfull evening :).

Had some fun in Lightroom with this one :D, ISO800.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2482476601_0c50136249_b.jpg

Macro
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2483297648_fe22a76316_b.jpg

And finally a sunset with a twist.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/2482479849_a8bd2c40f6_b.jpg

Enjoy, C&C welcome.

Visual Reality
05-11-2008, 08:37 AM
Testing my Tamron 17-50 2.8:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Annie/DSC_0898Edit.jpg

50mm
f/2.8
1/200
ISO400

TNB
05-11-2008, 12:55 PM
You guys are too funny about my "stealth" helicopter. Nice "rating" comment about the bug shoot.

Prospero
05-11-2008, 03:56 PM
Thanks for all the comments on my last image. I really appreciate it. I'm glad you like the shot.

TNB, very nice picture. Do you have some more of the two girls? I think they would look great with your "steatlh" car too :)
Richard and Richard, very nice sports shots (as usual).
Rooz, great macro. Beautiful colours and compostion.



nice fly macro denis ! now you can understand the pain of trying to get these little critters to do what you want them to do and sit where you want em to. !


Yes, these bugs can be very annoying. They always seem to turn their back on you. And by the time you are ready to take the shot, they fly away :mad:. Still, I find it less frustrating than bird photography. If one bug flies away, there is always another one close by.

Here's another shot I took yesterday. The DOF is a bit too shallow, but I really liked the colours:

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500mL
05-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Few pics I took over the weekend. Loving that prime lens big time! All shots were handheld. Cheers :D

Short Stacked
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2266/2484033718_e6f4a32831.jpg

"Cerveza Por Favor"
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2483876912_9dd4a7f531.jpg

Untitled
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2483056595_525682c49a.jpg

polomum
05-11-2008, 06:47 PM
Are there any action shots anywhere on this thread taken from a distance please? Soccer shots but still relatively close to the play....anything like horse or dog racing, rodeo, eventing or polo (probably expecting a bit much now I guess!!)
Absolutely lurrrrrrrv this thread!!!!

TNB
05-11-2008, 07:08 PM
Are there any action shots anywhere on this thread taken from a distance please? Soccer shots but still relatively close to the play....anything like horse or dog racing, rodeo, eventing or polo (probably expecting a bit much now I guess!!)
Absolutely lurrrrrrrv this thread!!!!

Check the following thread.
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38578

I also have a numerous rodeo shots though I've never uploaded any. Meanwhile, here is another photo of my R/C Heli taken yesterday.

K1W1
05-11-2008, 07:43 PM
Meanwhile, here is another photo of my R/C Heli taken yesterday.

You forgot the helicopter again. I'm being to thing that this helicopter is a figment of somebodies imagination. :D

LBGChris
05-11-2008, 10:28 PM
Here's a few pics I took the other night at the carnival with my D40. Sorry I couldn't post just one; they were too different!

-Chris

herc182
05-12-2008, 03:17 AM
Check the following thread.
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38578

I also have a numerous rodeo shots though I've never uploaded any. Meanwhile, here is another photo of my R/C Heli taken yesterday.

ummm. I get the feeling that photo is cropped. Please include a portrait panoramic..much obliged.

rawpaw18
05-12-2008, 04:14 AM
Blown call at first base, clearly out, check the foot, but called safe back to first. Did not cost them the game though, congrats to Colonel Richardson High for Bayside Conference Champs. First time ever in schools history!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2486322018_b00db247b7_o.jpg

1/1000", f/5.6, ISO 400, 180mm, cw meter

Rooz
05-12-2008, 04:33 AM
great shot rich. you should be the 3rd umpire ! lol

35/2...i have given it a new nickname; "jordan"...cos it never misses.

Geoff Chandler
05-12-2008, 04:45 AM
Rooz
All I want to say is that shot is flawless! - I love it to bits!!

herc182
05-12-2008, 04:49 AM
great shot rich. you should be the 3rd umpire ! lol

35/2...i have given it a new nickname; "jordan"...cos it never misses.

stunning shot. I suppose you dug a human sized hole to get that angle? :D

You make me want to use my 35mm all the time now!

Rooz
05-12-2008, 04:57 AM
lol no, no hole. camera restingon the ground with LV.

rawpaw18
05-12-2008, 05:01 AM
Rooz thanks and that shot is awesome, colors, angle, and cuteness factor just wow!

Aldor88
05-12-2008, 06:15 AM
great shot rich. you should be the 3rd umpire ! lol

35/2...i have given it a new nickname; "jordan"...cos it never misses.

Wow! I think the one behind the lens should get some credit too ;). Great shot, love the DoF

Heres a shot of me enjoying the summer sun :) (im on the left)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2483696794_ceafca365b_b.jpg

herc182
05-12-2008, 06:25 AM
nice shot Aldor88. Turned out really well. Great colour sky too

AdamW
05-12-2008, 07:02 AM
A perfect shot, Rooz...just stunning!

LBGChris
05-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Nikon D40.

AMDnut
05-12-2008, 05:45 PM
Great shots everyone.... here is one from this weekend.

AMDnut
05-12-2008, 05:52 PM
I really liked this one of my son also...

toriaj
05-12-2008, 08:48 PM
Wow AMD, what a special shot. Timeless.

LBGChris
05-12-2008, 10:30 PM
That is a great shot! Awesome work with the framing.

Viky
05-12-2008, 10:50 PM
great shot rich. you should be the 3rd umpire ! lol

35/2...i have given it a new nickname; "jordan"...cos it never misses.

Thats just awesome!

Aldor88
05-13-2008, 04:18 AM
Tried something bit different in lightroom, what a fun piece of software. I regret not using it before.
http://photos.jpgmag.com/678561_138846_4732c2bd2f_p.jpg

Rooz
05-13-2008, 04:26 AM
nice shot Aldor. i think you used a little too much red in that mono conversion. looks a bit dark on my monitor.

Rooz
05-13-2008, 04:46 AM
some unimpressed owls. lol
first shot 300/4 with sb800 on ground aimed 45deg up at birds.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2488517171_012665b31c_o.jpg

105VR
SB400

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2488548517_9454bf6a68_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2489366746_799264d80d_o.jpg

Aldor88
05-13-2008, 04:56 AM
Those are some wierd looking birds Rooz! Nice use of flash and sharpness in the eyes!

K1W1
05-13-2008, 05:48 AM
some unimpressed owls. lol


Nice shots but they are not owls. They are Tawny Frogmouths.

Rooz
05-13-2008, 06:14 AM
tawny frogmouths. what is the hell sorta bird is that ?? lmao

LBGChris
05-13-2008, 11:57 AM
Early morning cemetary walks!

K1W1
05-13-2008, 03:28 PM
tawny frogmouths. what is the hell sorta bird is that ?? lmao

It's what you took photos of, that's what sort of bird a Tawny Frogmouth is and it's not an owl. :D:D

Prospero
05-13-2008, 03:29 PM
Here's a shot I took today. One of the builidings of my university was on fire and was ruined entirely. Luckily nobody was hurt. Since I live close to the university I took a lot of pictures. The one here is processed in Capture NX. I experimented with the colour booster of this program. I boosted the colours a lot more than I would usually done, but I kinda liked the result. The picture somehow reminded me of the movie Apocalypse Now.

36093

I have many more shots of the fire, tomorrow I will post some more.

Geoff Chandler
05-13-2008, 03:42 PM
Early morning cemetary walks!
I have often thought about taking cemetry shots - they can be quite photogenic - this is nicely done.

Geoff Chandler
05-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Here's a shot I took today. One of the builidings of my university was on fire and was ruined entirely. Luckily nobody was hurt. Since I live close to the university I took a lot of pictures. The one here is processed in Capture NX. I experimented with the colour booster of this program. I boosted the colours a lot more than I would usually done, but I kinda liked the result. The picture somehow reminded me of the movie Apocalypse Now.

I have many more shots of the fire, tomorrow I will post some more.
I am not usually a fan of very boosted anything - but this is brilliant!!
Nice one!!!:cool:

Rooz
05-13-2008, 04:02 PM
awesome shot Denis. great PP aswell.

K1W1
05-13-2008, 05:14 PM
The picture somehow reminded me of the movie Apocalypse Now.


Great shot. The building could almost double as an airstrip control tower.

BLWNHR
05-13-2008, 07:37 PM
Here's a shot I took today. One of the builidings of my university was on fire and was ruined entirely. Luckily nobody was hurt. Since I live close to the university I took a lot of pictures. The one here is processed in Capture NX. I experimented with the colour booster of this program. I boosted the colours a lot more than I would usually done, but I kinda liked the result. The picture somehow reminded me of the movie Apocalypse Now.



I have many more shots of the fire, tomorrow I will post some more.

Brilliant shot, please make a thread for these. I just went to a few news sites and watched the collapse, do you have any shots of that?

imagesbyjudd
05-13-2008, 07:47 PM
Just a crop of a beach shot I liked. Some minor editing.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/2490525745_d1fa97fb57_b.jpg

toriaj
05-13-2008, 08:42 PM
Dennis, that shot is amazing. You are one person who can really pull off the "boosted" PP thing.

achuang
05-13-2008, 10:32 PM
Haven't posted a pic for a while, here's another shot of my nephew. You can probably guess what he's saying, not that he can actually talk yet. EXIF data: 1/80, F8, ISO 400, 70mm. Taken with Nikon D70s, SB600 on light stand with shoot through white umbrella to camera right.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2376/2491750754_0dd15baaf2_o.jpg

Rooz
05-13-2008, 10:41 PM
beautiful soft light. love the catchlight in his eyes. looks great.

achuang
05-13-2008, 10:59 PM
Thanks rooz. Love the tawny frogmouth shots. Doesn't even look like you've used flash. Were you afraid the birds might take off with your flash? Great PP for that shot Dennis, looks very movie-like.

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-14-2008, 12:59 AM
I have often thought about taking cemetry shots - they can be quite photogenic - this is nicely done.

Geoff, There's a whole thread here:

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29636&page=3

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-14-2008, 03:43 AM
Just a crop of a beach shot I liked. Some minor editing.



Did you get beaten up for photographing someones girlfriend?

K1W1
05-14-2008, 04:34 AM
How do you know he didn't get beaten up for photographing somebodies boyfriend? :D

Prospero
05-14-2008, 08:59 AM
Thanks for all the responses to my last image. Glad you like it. I was wondering if I had gone to far with this edit, so I am glad you like it.


Brilliant shot, please make a thread for these. I just went to a few news sites and watched the collapse, do you have any shots of that?

I will make a thread. The others are not edited as aggresively as this one, though.
I don't have any pictures of the collapse. This happened about three hours after I left. I had heard that there was a risk of collapse, but I didn't have time to wait for that.


Haven't posted a pic for a while, here's another shot of my nephew. You can probably guess what he's saying, not that he can actually talk yet. EXIF data: 1/80, F8, ISO 400, 70mm. Taken with Nikon D70s, SB600 on light stand with shoot through white umbrella to camera right.


Nice picture, Andrew. Great lighting.

LBGChris
05-14-2008, 09:50 AM
Late night urban shot

Geoff Chandler
05-14-2008, 02:07 PM
Geoff, There's a whole thread here:

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29636&page=3
I had no idea - just shows what you miss when you are dipping in and out quickly. Thanks for that!

Geoff Chandler
05-14-2008, 02:23 PM
Ok, one of my jobs today was to get my mountain bike ready for a week away in the New Forest. Had a theraputic morning putting bits on, fabricating and greasing bits etc. Decided I should take a photo of it. Nothing too exiting really - but it is my photo of today.
(D80, Sigma 28 - 200 @52 manual focus!! ISO400 F5.6, 160th sec - for those who like details)

res222
05-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Ball game from the other night..

Spookonthe8ball
05-14-2008, 06:21 PM
I wish you a nice adventure on your bicycle Geoff. Nice Trek you got there. It looks stout.
res222 - Nice capture of "emotion during the pitch". Good color and composition.

toriaj
05-14-2008, 07:46 PM
This is from a bike trail that used to be a railroad grade. Flat and no cars allowed, just the way I like it :)

I like this one best:
18mm, 1/60, f/8, ISO 200
36128

But I like this one for showing the landscape. Also the difference between 18 mm and 48mm perspective. (Check out the relative size of the semi trucks!)
48mm, 1/60, f/6.3, ISO 200
36129
C&C always appreciated, especially concerning PP :)
I used my polarizer fader on these shots. It seems excellent as a variable ND filter, but I'm not sure it produces any polarized sky effect.

JerBear
05-14-2008, 09:22 PM
Today was another farm visit. This beautiful thing was sitting behind the farmer's house:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/2494180620_83a0e65f76_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-14-2008, 10:02 PM
Res222 if that's your boy that shot is worth framing.

Jerbear have you got enough pixels to try a horizontal crop on that to make the tractor a central element? Just an idea, it is also nice as it is.

Great landscape for photography Tori.

Have a good trip Geoff, I'm envious.

btuner
05-14-2008, 10:13 PM
Go on, breath in that salty air.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2493443083_d59f1dffa7_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-14-2008, 10:45 PM
Beautiful image, nicely composed and executed Btuner. Great use of the leading lines and that contrast of the black sky. Good DOF as well. Love it.

BTW what apperture and resulting shutter speed?

LBGChris
05-14-2008, 11:37 PM
Awesome picture btuner!!

Here's another one of my average ones... lol

Rooz
05-14-2008, 11:40 PM
Go on, breath in that salty air.


thats is superb.

LBG, very unusual image. i really like it.

Rooz
05-14-2008, 11:43 PM
Ok, one of my jobs today was to get my mountain bike ready for a week away in the New Forest. Had a theraputic morning putting bits on, fabricating and greasing bits etc. Decided I should take a photo of it. Nothing too exiting really - but it is my photo of today.
(D80, Sigma 28 - 200 @52 manual focus!! ISO400 F5.6, 160th sec - for those who like details)

nice shot. since you often talk about metering, thought i'd just let you know that iso400 is the main reason you blew the whites on the top of the bike. iso100 is 2 stops less sensitivity, that dos make a big difference.

LBGChris
05-14-2008, 11:47 PM
thats is superb.

LBG, very unusual image. i really like it.

Thanks Rooz! Hey while I have your attention, could you recommend to me my next Nikkor lense? I want an affordable one for macros! I love the insect ones you take, even though I HATE bugs, lol.

Rooz
05-14-2008, 11:59 PM
sure, whats your budget ?

btuner
05-15-2008, 02:30 AM
Beautiful image, nicely composed and executed Btuner. Great use of the leading lines and that contrast of the black sky. Good DOF as well. Love it.

BTW what apperture and resulting shutter speed?

Thank you very much!

Exposure Time: 10 sec
F-Number: f/10.0

K1W1
05-15-2008, 02:41 AM
I had to get something on to page 500. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/85/256290487_2c4c3f2e76_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Visual Reality
05-15-2008, 02:55 AM
Page 500? You guys should change your # of posts per page...for me this is page 250, but I can't stand clicking new page that often because the pages are so short.

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-15-2008, 03:24 AM
Page 500? You guys should change your # of posts per page...for me this is page 250, but I can't stand clicking new page that often because the pages are so short.

I'm only on page 125!!!

herc182
05-15-2008, 04:21 AM
This is from a bike trail that used to be a railroad grade. Flat and no cars allowed, just the way I like it :)

I like this one best:
18mm, 1/60, f/8, ISO 200
36128


I agree. The first one is the best. Lovely shot...altho, ahemm, did you pull over (probably hit the hazard lights) then stroll across the road for this? :D

Geoff Chandler
05-15-2008, 05:14 AM
nice shot. since you often talk about metering, thought i'd just let you know that iso400 is the main reason you blew the whites on the top of the bike. iso100 is 2 stops less sensitivity, that dos make a big difference.
Yeah - I realise that. However - that's the 28 - 200@ 52mm(=78 equiv) - somehow if I'm going to get blur or shake - it'll happen with that lens so I always go a couple of shutter speeds faster if I can - only reason for the 400 ISO there