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LBGChris
05-30-2008, 10:49 PM
Yeah they really are amazing.

Visual Reality
05-31-2008, 01:05 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/General/DSC_1141_0.jpg

Aldor88
05-31-2008, 05:08 AM
Really great flower Xailo! nice colours.

Heres another one from yasterday.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2536835441_790ebc8a45_b.jpg

Rooz
05-31-2008, 05:25 AM
you're a goddam genius aldor.

herc182
05-31-2008, 05:33 AM
Great shot aldor...I probably wouldnt have had the balls to hang around there and take it :)

herc182
05-31-2008, 06:41 AM
Another shot from last weekend.

I am starting to really like black and white!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/2538706918_83421b3425_b.jpg

Aldor88
05-31-2008, 07:43 AM
Thanks Rooz :)


Great shot aldor...I probably wouldnt have had the balls to hang around there and take it :)
Hehe it looks so much worse than it really is :).

truflip
05-31-2008, 08:01 AM
Aldor88, thats a great B*W shot! Love the contrast. very nice!!! edit, just saw the newer shot, very nice also. saw your flickr, u got a good stream goin! love the "Greedy" picture, i "LOL"ed .. ;)

XaiLo, nice flower picture there. I would probably crop it a bit but only enuf to remove some from the bottom and right. Either way, good job!

accord2003, great soccer shot indeed!

herc, B&W does get addictive. for that shot I would probably fix up the left side a bit by doing some dodging (new layer > overlay blend > white soft brush at 20% opacity and paint on the ruins till you get the exposure you like) either way, great shot!

Visual Reality
05-31-2008, 09:20 AM
I think it was darkened for the effect he wanted.

herc182
05-31-2008, 09:48 AM
herc, B&W does get addictive. for that shot I would probably fix up the left side a bit by doing some dodging (new layer > overlay blend > white soft brush at 20% opacity and paint on the ruins till you get the exposure you like) either way, great shot!

Yeah. VR is right. I wanted it a bit darker there to emphasise shadows and the actual lighting on the day. Lightening that part would have been unrealistic. But I will make a note of that technique! sounds good. Thanks

truflip
05-31-2008, 09:50 AM
Understood ;)

StuartN
05-31-2008, 11:55 PM
Experimenting with off camera flash (SB-800). Didn't have a tripod with me, so had to hold the camera in my right hand and the SB-800 in the left. Set the built-in flash to trigger the SB-800 only. Nikon's CLS is very cool feature... Thinking hard about picking up a Macro/Micro lens for the shorter focusing distance, but don't think the 24-70 did a bad job.

Nikon D80
Nikkor 24-70mm @ 52mm
f/11
1/60 sec
ISO 100
SB-800 fired from left


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2211/2540771612_6895e4f20c_b.jpg

500mL
06-01-2008, 01:29 AM
Xailo, awesome capture of that hibiscus. Great colors!

A couple of shots from my friend's birthday party bbq :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/2540982978_7f4c9ce04c.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2222/2540162089_106504ed16.jpg

Rooz
06-01-2008, 01:55 AM
Experimenting with off camera flash (SB-800). Didn't have a tripod with me, so had to hold the camera in my right hand and the SB-800 in the left. Set the built-in flash to trigger the SB-800 only. Nikon's CLS is very cool feature... Thinking hard about picking up a Macro/Micro lens for the shorter focusing distance, but don't think the 24-70 did a bad job.

Nikon D80
Nikkor 24-70mm @ 52mm
f/11
1/60 sec
ISO 100
SB-800 fired from left





great shot. excellent lighting and boy oh boy that lens is hell sharp.:eek:

Rooz
06-01-2008, 04:07 AM
first kiss...he's not impressed. lol
50/1.4
sb400

K1W1
06-01-2008, 04:39 AM
Haven't you taught him about blonde bimbos? :D

Rooz
06-01-2008, 04:45 AM
not well enuf apparently. lol

K1W1
06-01-2008, 04:47 AM
Lets see a repeat of this shot when he's 16 then. :D

Aldor88
06-01-2008, 06:47 AM
Funny shot Rooz :)

Decided to upload this one in colour but im not really sure about the WB, I think i need to adjust i t a bit.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2540655121_990412f4e2_b.jpg

StuartN
06-01-2008, 10:11 AM
great shot. excellent lighting and boy oh boy that lens is hell sharp.:eek:


Rooz, Thanks! The more I use that lens the more impressed I am with it's quality. It's a wee bit expensive, but worth it IMO. Nice capture of the kids as well. I like the little "sparkle" in his eyes.

Stuart

XaiLo
06-01-2008, 11:42 AM
accord2003, Spookonthe8ball, Aldor88, truflip, 500mL, thank you gentlemen for your support, comments, and appreciation.


Aldor88, strikeing image great capture! makes me really miss New York and the opportunities it offers for expression.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-01-2008, 07:08 PM
I'm not too sure I like this one but after more than an hours PP I feel obliged to post it. It's a state football match at Adelaide oval. SA vs Vic and SA were 86 (vs Vic 33) at 1/2 time is the other reason I had to post:D

Thanks for the timely advice on dodging and burning, if only I'd read it before trying it my way. I channel selected the sky and adjusted levels to darken it selectively. Problem was the imprecision of the selection around the trees has left them all halo'd. Oh well I know better now.

K1W1
06-01-2008, 08:33 PM
Love the giant image of the goal umpire. :D

Visual Reality
06-01-2008, 09:11 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Night%20Shots/DesignData1.jpg

Had major problems with aliasing on the building so I didn't apply any sharpening...

rawpaw18
06-02-2008, 04:34 AM
VR, that looks awesome.

Rooz
06-02-2008, 05:54 AM
great shot DPR.

here are a few from in the rain today. havent posted an image in ages so i get to post a few. :p all with the 300/4 except the last one which is the 105vr.

here's one to burn your corneas out. lol (this is unaltered except for some cloning out of the feeding dish near the log). colours are so much more intense in rainy/ cloudy weather. loved it ou there...a little wet but othwerwise a nice day.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2544047789_da1004a366_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2544050485_f5490e9cc3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2544876578_aa957e4774_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2138/2544875522_4950071b58_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2293/2544051629_ed521dbba2_o.jpg

K1W1
06-02-2008, 06:06 AM
I hope you used a shotgun on the Cockies after you took their photos.
Pests.

herc182
06-02-2008, 06:14 AM
Rooz

Are you shitting me? Those are straight out of the camera?

The sharpness on that lens is stunning and the colours are really nicely saturated. Excellent.

VR,

That is a stunning shot. Excellent composition and great reflection in the water.

Rooz
06-02-2008, 06:23 AM
its unbelievable mate. it stuns me every time i open up the images. not only is it SOOC, but they are jpegs no less. lol

i ran it side by side with a 70-200 today also mounted on a d300. sharpness in the centre is better. sharpness in the corners is better on the 70/200. my 300 has a soft right side i noticed. not sure if thats factory or if its just my copy, (2nd hand).

AF speed is uncomparable though. it feels downright pedestrian when running it next to the 70-200 which is just blindingly fast. and a monopod is a must, cant handhold this baby in average light. 70-200 handheld ? no problem. so its not without its weaknesses.

herc182
06-02-2008, 06:41 AM
and a monopod is a must.

You gotta work on the forearms you panzy :)

Speaking of which, thats my next purchase, a good tripod.

Must admit, knowing that you aint that good with PP (by your own admission) the photos you take straight out of the camera are unbelievable.

I try to limit the PP but with HDR, its all about the PP!

Rooz
06-02-2008, 07:06 AM
look at my cloning on the log on the first photo. its bloody awful. lmao

herc182
06-02-2008, 07:10 AM
look at my cloning on the log on the first photo. its bloody awful. lmao

Now you mention it, i noticed it. Otherwise I wouldnt have.

Maybe I should start up that manipulate image thread again :)
It was started to share tips on PP!

Rooz
06-02-2008, 07:20 AM
really ? maybe i'm being too hard on myself, i thought it stood out like dogs balls.
that made me feel a bit better. thanks . :)

hey at the end of the day there's no bowl there so i did pretty good i reckon.

herc182
06-02-2008, 07:36 AM
really ? maybe i'm being too hard on myself, i thought it stood out like dogs balls.
that made me feel a bit better. thanks . :)

hey at the end of the day there's no bowl there so i did pretty good i reckon.

what kind of dog?

Also, with the DOF produced at that focal length, its harder to detect.
Problem with cloning is that you need patience. I have none which is why i rarely use that tool. I can just about deal with a duplicate bird (when doing HDR you can get the ghost of the same bird twice), but thats it!

StuartN
06-02-2008, 09:05 AM
great shot DPR.

here are a few from in the rain today. havent posted an image in ages so i get to post a few. :p all with the 300/4 except the last one which is the 105vr.

here's one to burn your corneas out. lol (this is unaltered except for some cloning out of the feeding dish near the log). colours are so much more intense in rainy/ cloudy weather. loved it ou there...a little wet but othwerwise a nice day.


Rooz, spectacular shots, incredibly sharp with awesome colors! Really love the detail in the peacock's eye reflection. That's a killer lens...

Stuart

500mL
06-02-2008, 09:16 AM
look at my cloning on the log on the first photo. its bloody awful. lmao

Rooz,
I'm so jealous at your shots! Those are unbelievably sharp! I'm slowly getting the urge of picking up a D80 but I get comments saying to wait until the D90 comes out :rolleyes:

But in any case, got a few shots over the weekend from my friend's BBQ and Philippine Independence Day celebration. Cheers :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2023/2540162693_8301864a5a.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2542815291_6556c54bc7.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/2542818253_1d03cdfc02.jpg

accord2003
06-02-2008, 03:37 PM
its unbelievable mate. it stuns me every time i open up the images. not only is it SOOC, but they are jpegs no less. lol

i ran it side by side with a 70-200 today also mounted on a d300. sharpness in the centre is better. sharpness in the corners is better on the 70/200. my 300 has a soft right side i noticed. not sure if thats factory or if its just my copy, (2nd hand).

AF speed is uncomparable though. it feels downright pedestrian when running it next to the 70-200 which is just blindingly fast. and a monopod is a must, cant handhold this baby in average light. 70-200 handheld ? no problem. so its not without its weaknesses.

Rooz. Those pictures are amazing. I too find the jpeg engine on the D300 quite amazing. The amount of time spent on PP is so little now.

res222
06-02-2008, 07:50 PM
Let me know what ya'll think....I am having trouble with my focus points on my d50 sometimes in auto focus mode.

truflip
06-02-2008, 08:09 PM
Nice shots Rooz! lovely shots!

500ml
looks like a well celebrated independence day kabayan!

500mL
06-02-2008, 08:26 PM
500ml
looks like a well celebrated independence day kabayan!

Truflip,
Yes 'twas well celebrated indeed! Do you guys celebrate it there with some Filipino food and parade as well? My gf who's originally from B.C. used to sing at the festival when they have it.

-500mL

truflip
06-02-2008, 08:45 PM
Yep, we celebrate it here every year.
This year I believe it's going to be on June 15.
I'll probably visit, play some volleyball and go home.

We probably don't do it as big as you guys (pointing out your celebrity singer ;),
but we do have local bands, singers and talent shows basically.
Lots of food and some sports--

I'll snap some shots :D

Visual Reality
06-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Let me know what ya'll think....I am having trouble with my focus points on my d50 sometimes in auto focus mode.

Looks like an extreme crop - resolution is really bad.

Was the original sharp?

res222
06-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Looks like an extreme crop - resolution is really bad.

Was the original sharp?

Yes it was a huge crop, the original was sharper, but I still had the problem with the focus shift. I am still trying to learn, but I think I am going to stick to the sports shots :D

Visual Reality
06-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Try a single center focus point and recompose?

500mL
06-02-2008, 10:44 PM
Yep, we celebrate it here every year.
This year I believe it's going to be on June 15.
I'll probably visit, play some volleyball and go home.

We probably don't do it as big as you guys (pointing out your celebrity singer ;),
but we do have local bands, singers and talent shows basically.
Lots of food and some sports--

I'll snap some shots :D

Yeah definitely get some shots. I'll be looking fwd to that :D
This year had more peeps than last, maybe cuz of the great weather and better guests we had compared from the past. Honestly, this was the only time I stayed until the end of the show hehe :D

truflip
06-02-2008, 11:01 PM
I will definitely post them here :)
I've never stayed for the whole show either mainly because its from like 10am to night. lol.
Plus, the last few years it's been like 30+ degree C temps and very very humid.
This year though looks more promising.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-03-2008, 03:23 AM
"On reflection" I fell like I'm getting the hang of this photography lark:D
Still sooo much to learn but oh it's getting fun now.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-03-2008, 03:38 AM
I hope you used a shotgun on the Cockies after you took their photos.
Pests.

Spot on K1W1.

VR great shot, can you sell it to the building owners/managing director? Not that I'm mercenary or anything but if I'd taken that shot I'd give it a try.

Rooz a very cool depth of field experiment with that last shot.
I can't see the first shot anymore so can't comment on the cloning but start a thread and ask some specific questions. There's some PP gurus out there. With cloning I personally find you've got to pick a point at the same focal length and of the right colour/texture which can limit your options. Also don't select too small a sample point, give it a bit of size and experiment with a bit of feather or opacity if you have to. Just my $0.02

K1W1
06-03-2008, 04:47 AM
Let me know what ya'll think....I am having trouble with my focus points on my d50 sometimes in auto focus mode.

Try setting the AE-L/AF-L button to AF Lock then use that to lock the focus when you recompose the shot.

craigyc
06-03-2008, 05:05 AM
Great shot DPR what are the lights from!?

Rooz
06-03-2008, 06:38 AM
zoos and bars...a necessary evil.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2544048327_b648b54abe_o.jpg

Visual Reality
06-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Nice Rooz. I'm going to the Omaha Zoo on Saturday so I'll have a million images to go through afterwards...

res222
06-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Thank you guys for your responses, what I've been doing lately is manual focus. This is just a HUGE learning process, but great fun learning...

btuner
06-03-2008, 10:16 PM
Twin Turbo C5 Vette, unedited, 10mm, 2 alien bees b800's for lighting
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2549491875_e7a4985e62_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-03-2008, 10:23 PM
I like that one Btuner, that sunset doesn't steal attention from the car and just fills out the frame beautifully.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-03-2008, 10:28 PM
Great shot DPR what are the lights from!?

The man made lake just near my house (about 250 metres across and 2km long). One advantage of living on previous swamp land:D

The lake was reasonably still and the streetlights and houselights on the far side of the lake were reflecting pretty well. My pod shots were nothing special (cheap pod) so I thought lateraly and hand held a 15 sec exposure whilst panning left to right across the lake at the same time as oscillating up and down a bit.

btuner
06-03-2008, 10:42 PM
I like that one Btuner, that sunset doesn't steal attention from the car and just fills out the frame beautifully.

thank you sir!

and rooz i really like that monkey shot!

Geoff Chandler
06-03-2008, 11:47 PM
zoos and bars...a necessary evil.

~ nevertheless - an excellent shot. I love the light in the monkeys eyes - really makes the photo come alive - also nice sharp focus on them and the blurring of the cage bars - the distant look - almost longing, suggest it wold like to be free - lovely shot!!
Edit:BTW - was it manual focus - or did the D300 work it out for you - great control of focus and DOF.

Rooz
06-04-2008, 12:15 AM
MF first to get past the bars, then AF on the eye.
btuner, that shot is insanely good man. your car shots are exceptional.

Rooz
06-04-2008, 06:48 AM
another failed attempt at the Eagle. i will do you justice one day big fella...i promise.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2550304911_eb030e6024_o.jpg

e_dawg
06-04-2008, 07:02 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/public6028/SEaOoMA28_I/AAAAAAAABHY/vXoLMVk_vy4/s800/DSCF0747%20qd%20ed%20crop%201600.jpg
S5 Pro + 18-200/VR
PP in IrfanView and CNX

herc182
06-04-2008, 07:02 AM
another failed attempt at the Eagle. i will do you justice one day big fella...i promise.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2550304911_eb030e6024_o.jpg

:eek::eek::eek:

That is stunning. Take it you used your trusty 300 for this?

e_dawg
06-04-2008, 07:11 AM
Geez guys, you keep cranking out so many superb pics! I dabble on other photo discussion forums too (partly because I am shooting Olympus a lot these days), and I have to say that the percentage of gems in this thread has got to be right up there with the best of them in any forum! Wow.

Aldor and herc, those B&W landscape pics are awsome. Rooz, where do you get these shots? TNB, I'm not even impressed anymore. I've just come to expect it from you. 500, K1W1, XaiLo, tru, DPR, nice! VR, you just got your D80 recently... I don't believe it.

XaiLo
06-04-2008, 07:28 AM
Thanks e_dawg... cute baby girl. :)

Excellent capture Rooz.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-04-2008, 07:38 AM
Very modest Rooz, I like your eagle.

This isn't worthy of the POTD but I thought the subject was interesting in its own right. Very weird birds Pelicans!

Rasidel Slika
06-04-2008, 01:04 PM
d70.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2540281305_a9aecf73bf_b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2540281305/)

Turo
06-04-2008, 01:56 PM
Nice pic, delobbo. HDR?

btuner
06-04-2008, 02:37 PM
cant be a true HDR maybe HDR from a single raw. whatever it is it looks sweet!

Turo
06-04-2008, 03:52 PM
cant be a true HDR maybe HDR from a single raw. whatever it is it looks sweet!

That's what I figured since there was moving objects i the scene, but it still looks pretty cool. :)

XaiLo
06-04-2008, 03:57 PM
Sweet capture and post delobbo, welcome to the forum.

truflip
06-04-2008, 04:51 PM
Welcome! Nice picture, HDR or not :D

Prospero
06-04-2008, 06:10 PM
another failed attempt at the Eagle. i will do you justice one day big fella...i promise.



Rooz, brilliant shot. I don't think it's a failed attempt at all. Personally, I would print it big and frame it !! :)

Delobbo, nice image. Great composition and good use of tonemapping.

toriaj
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
Rooz, I have to agree, it's a great shot. I know the feeling though, you see an incredible subject, you know "the" image is there somewhere, but you can't seem to find it :(
But I still say that one is great.

Rasidel Slika
06-04-2008, 07:36 PM
thx for looking - correct, it is not an HDR, just some fill, highlight, shadow, and general curve adjustment to give it that look.

Camerajunkie
06-04-2008, 08:30 PM
It's been awhile. I lurk a lot. A LOT. But I don't seem to edit my photos often enough. I'm learning a lot from y'all though.

Here's one I took on a weekend vacation recently.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2546476066_e930630ab1_b.jpg

btuner
06-04-2008, 09:27 PM
background From the corvette shoot last night
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2551815786_4b036005f8_o.jpg

Visual Reality
06-04-2008, 09:34 PM
btuner, great shot. I'm still learning night shots, and am curious why you chose f/22 for that pic?

toriaj
06-04-2008, 09:50 PM
VR, if I may answer for B, it's because the small aperture creates the "starry" effect in the lights. It also enables the long shutter speed to get those streaky lights in the ... ship? (B, hope I was right, if not please correct)

I did remarkably little PP on this shot. The trees really were these colors. Beautiful in bloom. I used my 1.2 ND grad on the sky. I probably didn't need the small aperture here though. I was experimenting with the DOF aspect, and so far I have not noticed any "diffraction" in the shots. I spent an hour taking pictures at this spot :P

26mm, 1/50 sec., f/20, ISO 200
C&C welcome as always :)
36616

Rasidel Slika
06-04-2008, 09:51 PM
ooh that's purdy :thumbsup:

Rooz
06-04-2008, 09:55 PM
Bt and delobbo...great work.

Rooz
06-04-2008, 09:57 PM
VR, if I may answer for B, it's because the small aperture creates the "starry" effect in the lights. It also enables the long shutter speed to get those streaky lights in the ... ship? (B, hope I was right, if not please correct)

I did remarkably little PP on this shot. The trees really were these colors. Beautiful in bloom. I used my 1.2 ND grad on the sky. I probably didn't need the small aperture here though. I was experimenting with the DOF aspect, and so far I have not noticed any "diffraction" in the shots. I spent an hour taking pictures at this spot :P

26mm, 1/50 sec., f/20, ISO 200
C&C welcome as always :)
36616

goodness me. thats beautiful tor.

Rooz
06-04-2008, 09:59 PM
I know the feeling though, you see an incredible subject, you know "the" image is there somewhere, but you can't seem to find it :(

thats EXACTLY what it is. i know i'm just not doing it justice. all that shot says to me is that the 300/4 is a badass lens. other than that, its just not good enough.

btuner
06-04-2008, 10:00 PM
yeah i just wanted to keep the shutter open for longer to catch the boat lights, without making the sky too bright, you dont have to do f/22 but the shot was kind of rushed cause i saw the boat coming and didnt have much time to set up. its also unedited by the way

Rasidel Slika
06-04-2008, 10:09 PM
Rooz as others have said, the Eagle shot is very nice. If that's a "fail" then damn, I can't imagine what a "pass" would look like! :D

toriaj
06-04-2008, 10:14 PM
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. Once I posted it on Flickr it suddenly looked a little dark. Does it look ok to you? It looks better on black (http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/onblack.php?id=2552179399&posted=1&size=large).

Rooz
06-04-2008, 10:15 PM
here are a couple of benchmarks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikon66/402928135/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/_pauls/1503120417/

now THATS what i call awesome work. :)

Rasidel Slika
06-04-2008, 10:19 PM
here are a couple of benchmarks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikon66/402928135/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/_pauls/1503120417/

now THATS what i call awesome work. :)
I see the look you are going for. But trust me, yours stands on its own, apart from those!

ps. holy tags and groups batman, is that what it takes to get views on flickr?? dang

Rooz
06-04-2008, 10:23 PM
flickr and explore/ views is a bizarre animal. i have seen some absolute CRAP on explore while masterpieces go unnoticed. nature of the beast lol

Rasidel Slika
06-04-2008, 10:27 PM
flickr and explore/ views is a bizarre animal. i have seen some absolute CRAP on explore while masterpieces go unnoticed. nature of the beast lol
totally seen the same thing. wtf.

truflip
06-04-2008, 11:01 PM
flickr explore didn't use to be like that... 2 years ago.
You could view all 500 pictures back then now you just view a few and the rest are probably junk.

ANyway, toriaj, lovely shot!

AdamW
06-04-2008, 11:02 PM
Tori--that's just stunning! Wow!

ooverdrive
06-05-2008, 12:26 AM
checking the glow effects of picasa :)

Rooz
06-05-2008, 04:48 AM
interesting effect. i like the backgrouind very much. i think the foreground car is a little too light though.

105VR
iso1600
sb800 rear right/ sb600 front left

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2552685049_9aaab86503_o.jpg

toriaj
06-05-2008, 07:57 AM
Thanks truflip and Adam :)

esp
06-05-2008, 10:26 AM
I have been away for a few weeks so I am a bit behind. I had about 20 pages to go through this morning. There were some great pics over the last few days. Toriaj, btuner, Rooz and Dread Pirate - all great work.

Delobbo - Great shot. I was just in Chicago and a great time. Fun city. Here is one from my trip.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2553329000_256c9a120a_b.jpg

This one took some work. I am just starting to learn HDR and this was one of my first trys. It was from one raw file and then had some lightroom as well as photoshop work as well. I have a ways to go but I am already having fun with the results. What do you think?

LBGChris
06-05-2008, 11:35 AM
VR, if I may answer for B, it's because the small aperture creates the "starry" effect in the lights. It also enables the long shutter speed to get those streaky lights in the ... ship? (B, hope I was right, if not please correct)

I did remarkably little PP on this shot. The trees really were these colors. Beautiful in bloom. I used my 1.2 ND grad on the sky. I probably didn't need the small aperture here though. I was experimenting with the DOF aspect, and so far I have not noticed any "diffraction" in the shots. I spent an hour taking pictures at this spot :P

26mm, 1/50 sec., f/20, ISO 200
C&C welcome as always :)
36616

Wow where IS that! Awesome picture.

toriaj
06-05-2008, 12:15 PM
It's in Wanship, Utah. If you go to my flickr, view that shot and look on the right, you can click to see a map.

Rooz, how do you use off-camera flashes at the zoo? Do you have friends hold them?

Rasidel Slika
06-05-2008, 01:52 PM
I have been away for a few weeks so I am a bit behind. I had about 20 pages to go through this morning. There were some great pics over the last few days. Toriaj, btuner, Rooz and Dread Pirate - all great work.

Delobbo - Great shot. I was just in Chicago and a great time. Fun city. Here is one from my trip.

This one took some work. I am just starting to learn HDR and this was one of my first trys. It was from one raw file and then had some lightroom as well as photoshop work as well. I have a ways to go but I am already having fun with the results. What do you think?
Hey nice pic - I was actually at the Cubs game this past Saturday. Setup some shots for a panorama but Im having a b*tch of a time merging em. They are just not lining up. sux.

GaryS
06-05-2008, 02:05 PM
delobbo, for stitching panos, the best program I've found is Autostitch (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html).

The interface is a bit rough but it works like magic.... I won't post an example here (it was shot with a Canon!), but if you search my flickrstream for 'mirage', you will find one of the Mirage hotel in Vegas which was shot handheld).

Visual Reality
06-05-2008, 02:29 PM
I have been away for a few weeks so I am a bit behind. I had about 20 pages to go through this morning. There were some great pics over the last few days. Toriaj, btuner, Rooz and Dread Pirate - all great work.

Delobbo - Great shot. I was just in Chicago and a great time. Fun city. Here is one from my trip.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2553329000_256c9a120a_b.jpg

This one took some work. I am just starting to learn HDR and this was one of my first trys. It was from one raw file and then had some lightroom as well as photoshop work as well. I have a ways to go but I am already having fun with the results. What do you think?
This is a great shot. I really like the composition and it has a classic color scheme to it.

It isn't HDR if it was only one shot though. What all did you do to it? Often times I see people tone map single images to create a pseudo-HDR look (surreal, dreamy) but it looks like you didn't go that route here, which I like.

Rasidel Slika
06-05-2008, 03:20 PM
delobbo, for stitching panos, the best program I've found is Autostitch (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html).

The interface is a bit rough but it works like magic.... I won't post an example here (it was shot with a Canon!), but if you search my flickrstream for 'mirage', you will find one of the Mirage hotel in Vegas which was shot handheld).
hey thanks for the tip - have you tried PhotoStitch at all? that's what I'm trying - the one that comes with the Canon software. Does it just suck or do I suck lol.

Rasidel Slika
06-05-2008, 03:33 PM
wow.. it certainly did a hell of a better job than Photostitch..

sorry this is not a "picture of the day", just a sample :D

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2628/pano900ix5.jpg

Rasidel Slika
06-05-2008, 03:42 PM
This is a great shot. I really like the composition and it has a classic color scheme to it.

It isn't HDR if it was only one shot though. What all did you do to it? Often times I see people tone map single images to create a pseudo-HDR look (surreal, dreamy) but it looks like you didn't go that route here, which I like.
single-shot HDR is considered HDR just as multiple shot - it may be denoted as "single-shot HDR from RAW" or something of that nature. It is NOT the same as a "pseudo-HDR", which you can do with a single JPG. At least, this has been what I have seen at various sites. Also just because it says HDR doesn't mean it necessarily has to "look" like what you would typically think is an HDR.

Rooz
06-05-2008, 04:13 PM
It's in Wanship, Utah. If you go to my flickr, view that shot and look on the right, you can click to see a map.

Rooz, how do you use off-camera flashes at the zoo? Do you have friends hold them?

they have little feet so i just stand em on the ground or bungee cord it to a post or a tree or something.

GaryS
06-05-2008, 04:36 PM
delobbo, as you found, the problem is that photostitch sucks!

My brother shot a 9-shot pano (in a 3x3 grid) a couple of weeks ago... handheld, just picking roughly the right spot, and autostitch brought it all together. Its a cool program (and the price is right!)

esp
06-05-2008, 06:14 PM
single-shot HDR is considered HDR just as multiple shot - it may be denoted as "single-shot HDR from RAW" or something of that nature. It is NOT the same as a "pseudo-HDR", which you can do with a single JPG. At least, this has been what I have seen at various sites. Also just because it says HDR doesn't mean it necessarily has to "look" like what you would typically think is an HDR.

I was trying to avoid the over processed look of many of the HDRs you see around. I was hoping for a good looking shot that you weren’t sure if it was or wasn’t an hdr. I think that less is more on this situation. I know that it is not exactly a true hdr but with Lightroom and the raw format I feel you can still get pretty nice results.

As far as the work that was done, there was many steps. First, I saved the two separate images from Lightroom and used photmatix to create the HDR. Then I took out all of the ads and signs that made it look present day. I also cloned out a few grounds keepers. This was followed by using the "aged grayscale" preset as a base and then worked on the levels, curves, contrast......etc in lightroom. It was an experiment in post production to see if I could take a very average and boring shot and make something out of it. I am sure you will be seeing plenty more of these due to the amount of fun I had playing with this one.

Visual Reality
06-05-2008, 06:25 PM
single-shot HDR is considered HDR just as multiple shot - it may be denoted as "single-shot HDR from RAW" or something of that nature. It is NOT the same as a "pseudo-HDR", which you can do with a single JPG. At least, this has been what I have seen at various sites. Also just because it says HDR doesn't mean it necessarily has to "look" like what you would typically think is an HDR.
Look I don't feel like typing out a long response because my wrist is killing me, but HDR cannot be achieved by a single capture. The very meaning of the term itself requires multiple exposures to achieve high dynamic range (more DR than any image sensor can capture). A single image whether its RAW or JPEG doesn't matter - it isn't HDR no matter how you slice it.

It doesn't mean you can't get good results, you just can't call it HDR.

You refer to the HDR "look". I know what you refer to, and it comes from incorrect processing usually in Photomatix. Not enough light smoothing, too much strength and saturation. That is not what HDR is supposed to look like - in fact, when HDR is done properly you can't tell its an HDR image. There is no "HDR Look", it's all created on the internet. Look back a few pages...the night shot I posted was a 3 capture HDR merge. Bet you didn't know? ;)

Link: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=308048&postcount=5274

Rasidel Slika
06-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Look I don't feel like typing out a long response because my wrist is killing me, but HDR cannot be achieved by a single capture. The very meaning of the term itself requires multiple exposures to achieve high dynamic range (more DR than any image sensor can capture). A single image whether its RAW or JPEG doesn't matter - it isn't HDR no matter how you slice it.

It doesn't mean you can't get good results, you just can't call it HDR.

You refer to the HDR "look". I know what you refer to, and it comes from incorrect processing usually in Photomatix. Not enough light smoothing, too much strength and saturation. That is not what HDR is supposed to look like - in fact, when HDR is done properly you can't tell its an HDR image. There is no "HDR Look", it's all created on the internet. Look back a few pages...the night shot I posted was a 3 capture HDR merge. Bet you didn't know? ;)

Link: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=308048&postcount=5274
Wait, are we talking about the same thing? an HDR from a single-shot RAW using Photomatix tone mapping, which happens to be the SAME WAY you would do an HDR with multiple exposures (using Photomatix), except using a single RAW file?

Visual Reality
06-05-2008, 08:32 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Night%20Shots/Lightning1.jpg

GaryS
06-05-2008, 08:37 PM
Awesome Eric! Lightning shots are on my 'todo' list!

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2008, 09:47 PM
Awesome VR, how the hell do you shoot lightning?
Do you wait till you see it and click or shoot a million long exposure jpegs of the sky and hope to capture a strike?

Also Delobbo that first shot of the river beatifull PP. Tori, I'm surprised you only spent an hour there beautiful capture and lovelly scene. Rooz love the birds.

Geez this thread moves along fast.:D

truflip
06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
Leave the shutter open.

Rasidel Slika
06-06-2008, 12:40 AM
VR, I guess you are ignoring me for whatever reason and that's fine - now, I'm not here to argue but I must clarify what I'm talking about. Here is one of the definitive HDR guides out there, which is referenced by flickr in its "What is HDR" section, along with countless other sites:

http://www.vanilladays.com/hdr-guide/#whatishdr


Step 1: Source images

There are two main ways to create the source images needed for HDR. You can either use AEB, auto exposure bracketing, on your camera to take 3 images while you are out, or you can use RAW to take 1 image and then use a RAW editor to produce 3 shots back at your computer. I shall start with auto exposure bracketing.
The bolded section is what I am referring to - creating multiple exposures from 1 RAW, which is what Photomatix does:


Generating a HDRI from a single RAW file

Using the latest version of Photomatix, 2.3.1, you can load a single RAW file and generate a HDR image. Simply goto File -> Open and then select the RAW file. Photomatix will load the image and generate a HDR from it. You will still need to tone map the image after.
This is HDR. Here is an example of a HDR image from a single RAW file:
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs30/f/2008/148/e/3/SpaceshipOne_by_delobbo.jpg

I don't expect any answer from you, I just want to make sure you know what I'm talking about.

ps. I am definitely not a fan of what has (sadly) become the "HDR look". I did not mean to insinuate that I was, when I mentioned it.

sorry for the threadjack, that's all I'll say in here regarding this.

Now back to our regular story :D

Visual Reality
06-06-2008, 03:46 AM
I'm not ignoring you, and I do know what you are talking about. I am aware of tonemapping single captures. I'm not trying to put them down either - I am simply stating that the term HDR has been incorrectly applied to many photographs. Tonemapping isn't necessarily HDR - it is a light smoothing process.

High Dynamic Range, by definition is the goal of capturing more DR than the camera can normally handle. This is done through multiple exposures - you expose the shadows, the highlights, and in-between. These are merged to create a image more true to life, closer to how we remembered it. That is the goal of HDR.

Now tonemapping a single capture, or splitting a single image 3 times to merge them back together cannot create data that wasn't there to begin with. The DR had to be captured optically at the time of the shot. In summary, HDR is capturing more range (the difference between dark and light) than a camera can capture in a single image and this cannot be "created" on a computer. The term HDR has been incorrectly applied to many images and grossly overused.

I hope it makes sense now.

I'm glad you guys liked the lightning. It was actually one of my first shots of the night and I had many more after that. I just took a couple dozen 10 second captures until I got something decent. Some day I will have some that aren't taken through a window.

Rooz
06-06-2008, 04:23 AM
from bugs to birds...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3013/2555971846_b01d597266_o.jpg

anco85
06-06-2008, 04:52 AM
WOW, that is stunning rooz.

Flash blast camera left?

Rooz
06-06-2008, 05:11 AM
no strobes on that one actually. spot metered off the owl against a very dark b/g. so it basically totally eliminated everything bar the bird. there were some tiny green blobs around which i cloned out.

here's one of many peregrine falcon shots.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2555193841_cbfc12b71e_o.jpg

anco85
06-06-2008, 05:29 AM
I see, either way, very VERY nice Rooz.

You'll have to teach me someday :D

Rooz
06-06-2008, 05:39 AM
get a 300/4 and you wont need lessons. trust me. (yes it does AF on a d40 ;))
lol

XaiLo
06-06-2008, 08:32 AM
delobbo & Visual Reality, How would either or both of you classify this image?


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/06_jun/punchbug.jpg

GaryS
06-06-2008, 09:10 AM
here's one of many peregrine falcon shots.



Dude, he still has his lunch on his face.... Tell him to wash up before the portrait sessions!!!!

toriaj
06-06-2008, 10:04 AM
lol rooz, you know that meat on his beak really makes the shot IMO. Rarely do you see an animal that's not "cleaned up" for the shot, and it adds some realism. Makes me think of how deadly he really is.

Xailo, I like the Orton/blur effect you used. I think the Beetle is perfect for its use because of the nostalgia it can have (especially with that old-fashioned bike on it, that's just perfect!) I might try toning down the effect on the background, but it looks just right on the car.

Camerajunkie
06-06-2008, 10:43 AM
This is what they hooked boats up to, so they wouldn't float away. I thought it was cool. Would love to do it in sepia but I have Elements and haven't figured out how to do it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2545657203_bf6ae0b4b9.jpg

Visual Reality
06-06-2008, 03:21 PM
delobbo & Visual Reality, How would either or both of you classify this image?


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/06_jun/punchbug.jpg

Looks like a soft light or orton effect? Either way a decent shot, even though the bike is clipped off on the side. And that beetle has some major negative camber on the back wheels.

Prospero
06-06-2008, 05:05 PM
This is what they hooked boats up to, so they wouldn't float away. I thought it was cool. Would love to do it in sepia but I have Elements and haven't figured out how to do it.



Nice image, beautiful colours.
To turn the image into Sepia with Elements you can do the following:

In the menu go to: enhance >> adjust colour >> Adjust Hue/Saturation
You then need to check the box that says "colorize"
After that, you can use the hue slider to get the tint of sepia you want, you can use the saturation slider to adjust the vividness of the Sepia tones, and you can use the brightness slider to adjust the brightness of the image.

Of course there are many more ways to do this, but this is one of the easiest ways.

Hope this helps.

Prospero
06-06-2008, 05:08 PM
Rooz, beautiful bird shots.

Here is my picture of the day, of two damselfly mating:

36673

ISO400, f/11, 1/125s, flash at 1/2 power

btuner
06-06-2008, 07:04 PM
Would love to do it in sepia but I have Elements and haven't figured out how to do it.



here ya go!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/brand90/2545657203_bf6ae0b4b9.jpg

Rasidel Slika
06-06-2008, 08:40 PM
delobbo & Visual Reality, How would either or both of you classify this image?
looks like a regular shot with some softening. I see some banding so I would guess it was from a RAW, perhaps tone-mapped.

Rooz
06-06-2008, 08:41 PM
family group
jpeg SOOC, (i'm converted)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/2557662016_91693c591c_o.jpg

Rasidel Slika
06-06-2008, 08:41 PM
Rooz thanks for the peregrine falcon shot, one of my fav birds ever. Stellar capture that D300 is nuts.

Rooz
06-06-2008, 08:48 PM
yeah its a beautiful animal. the guy told me they can get speeds of up to 350kph. i find that hard to believe but they sure are frikkin fast.

Rasidel Slika
06-06-2008, 08:50 PM
yeah its a beautiful animal. the guy told me they can get speeds of up to 350kph. i find that hard to believe but they sure are frikkin fast.
believe it. last time I checked, its the fastest bird on earth. but, its been a while. that's why I was so fascinated by it when I was a kid.

Rooz
06-06-2008, 08:59 PM
they had this bird show going on when i took these and the falcon was zooming around the joint. he was throwing pieces of meat off the top of the cliff and the falcon was dive bombing catching them and also doing fly bys. i tried to get some shots of it. yeah right. lol not even on my best day am i capable of getting that.

accord2003
06-06-2008, 09:57 PM
Beautiful shots Rooz.

Here is one for the day. C&C welcome. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2557781286_06f1f54f66_b.jpg

res222
06-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Sunset tonight...

dxrocnxj
06-07-2008, 12:52 AM
beeen way too busy between work and housework.
moving to florida in august from the jersey shore.

anyways things have been busy and hectic.
been messing with some blk and wht.

http://a715.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/66/l_5a861b88b47be96d2547bf369ad3f012.jpg

truflip
06-07-2008, 01:58 AM
Beautiful shots Rooz.

Here is one for the day. C&C welcome. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2557781286_06f1f54f66_b.jpg
Another Ottawa photographer? :eek:

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-07-2008, 03:53 AM
Another jetty sunset.

res222
06-07-2008, 07:41 AM
Beautiful DPR....

Love the B&W Dylan.

accord2003
06-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Another Ottawa photographer? :eek:

Hello Truflip.

I was visiting yesterday. I had about 1/2 hour. Sadly the weather didn't cooperate. Your shots of the parliament were much better.

accord2003
06-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Lovely sunset photo DPR, res222.

Dylan. excellent self portrait.

500mL
06-07-2008, 03:49 PM
From my photo session earlier today despite the heat and humidity.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2559530368_da87b7f4cb.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2558705265_5b0ca60f2c.jpg

Prospero
06-07-2008, 05:33 PM
DPR, very nice sunset, beautiful colours and composition.
500ml, nice shots. I really like the motion blur of the people in the second shot. It really adds to the atmosphere of the picture.

500mL
06-07-2008, 06:28 PM
DPR, very nice sunset, beautiful colours and composition.
500ml, nice shots. I really like the motion blur of the people in the second shot. It really adds to the atmosphere of the picture.

Thanks Prospero! I was trying to portray the busy atmosphere in Grand Central Terminal. I think it would've been a lot better if it was during the weekday, around rush hour where the lobby is completely full of people running around :eek: but I will try to capture that on another time.

btuner
06-07-2008, 09:01 PM
so look what pops up when you arnt at a house for a couple months:eek:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2559347367_405dbe6ff5_o.jpg

only had a few seconds to snap a couple pics before someone else smashed it:mad:

accord2003
06-07-2008, 09:59 PM
St Joseph Oratory in Montreal. C&C Welcome.thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2560328876_48b451937e_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
06-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Great photos!!! I havent been on here or posted in quite some time. heck, I havent even picked up the camera in 6 months. Went out on a walk today and took the camera. Here's one I like.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2559866820_dcb6868bda_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-07-2008, 11:01 PM
Was it a black widow? Don't know my US spiders (thankfully).

That red on black sure says keep away from me.

Very pretty Accord.

truflip
06-07-2008, 11:12 PM
Hello Truflip.

I was visiting yesterday. I had about 1/2 hour. Sadly the weather didn't cooperate. Your shots of the parliament were much better.

ahh I see.. now it seems like you're in montreal. good thing you came to Ottawa first or you might've been disappointed after a Montreal visit :D
Yea, the weather (actually in the past few days) have been pretty bad.
Enjoy your trip and Montreal!

Rasidel Slika
06-08-2008, 03:33 AM
holy sh^t a black widow!! ... deadly spider!

you sure you didn't photoshop that hourglass on? :p

Prospero
06-08-2008, 06:49 AM
Thanks Prospero! I was trying to portray the busy atmosphere in Grand Central Terminal. I think it would've been a lot better if it was during the weekday, around rush hour where the lobby is completely full of people running around :eek: but I will try to capture that on another time.

If you are doing the same thing again during the weekday, perhaps it would be a great idea to take someone with you who will keep on the same location while all the others are moving.
I think I have seen shots like that before and they looked very dramatic.

Accord, nice picture. Very good exposure.
Kjmdrumz, nice shot. I love the background. I think it would be better, though, if it didn't have the out of focus flowers on the right in front of the other flowers.

Prospero
06-08-2008, 06:53 AM
My picture of the day, another shot with the Kiron:

36713

erichlund
06-08-2008, 01:05 PM
The black widow is a nasty little beast. It's venom is 15 times more potent than that of a rattlesnake. However, it is much smaller, and so inserts much less poison into the sting. Untreated, the bite is fatal in only about 5% of cases, but much lower with anti-venin. There are three varieties, only one of which where the female actually eats it's mate (hence the name), and they don't always do so even in that variety. The percentage of fatalaties is much smaller than with more potent spiders, but the widespread nature of the breed means that they have the largest number of fatalities in absolute totals.

They are indiginous to North America, but humans have managed to spread them to other parts of the world as well.

Visual Reality
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Zoo/6-7-08/DSC_1583Edit.jpg

500mL
06-08-2008, 06:26 PM
My picture of the day, another shot with the Kiron:

36713

Prospero,
WOW!!!! That's all I can say about it!

Fiasco
06-08-2008, 08:28 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/2562619795_b18f52a714_o.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2562619795/)

Rooz
06-08-2008, 08:41 PM
beautiful portrait.

Fiasco
06-08-2008, 10:17 PM
beautiful portrait.

Thanks Rooz! Just wish my D80 could capture the true intensity of her eyes...

btuner
06-08-2008, 10:43 PM
VR it kinda looks like he's reading a book or something lol

Fiasco, Nice work!

Rooz
06-09-2008, 02:35 AM
The Spirit of Ecstasy

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2563405471_beb507d4bb_o.jpg

achuang
06-09-2008, 03:54 AM
That's something different from you Rooz. Did you take on something new and shoot a wedding? Nice bokeh on that shot.

Rooz
06-09-2008, 04:12 AM
cant think of much worse than being a wedding photographer. lol
no mate, i went to a wedding and took a few snaps of things that interested me. none of which was the bride/ groom. lol

achuang
06-09-2008, 04:29 AM
After doing a wedding for a friend I can agree with you on that. Was such a stressful day. It'd be interesting watching you shooting a wedding with the 300 f4, and the 105VR.

Rooz
06-09-2008, 04:47 AM
never say never i suppose. but it certainly wouldnt be my first choice of jobs. cw has got it made. he makes his dosh by shooting weddings and then gets to shoot motorsports ! prick.

K1W1
06-09-2008, 05:03 AM
2000 kms
4 days
1 party

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2564451406_51647b7ea3_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

anco85
06-09-2008, 05:13 AM
get a 300/4 and you wont need lessons. trust me. (yes it does AF on a d40 ;))
lol

ROFL, I'll be sure to sell my kidney

herc182
06-09-2008, 05:31 AM
My picture of the day, another shot with the Kiron:

36713

Thats a stunning macro Prospero...amazing that you can go from taking great landscapes to macros!

herc182
06-09-2008, 05:32 AM
2000 kms
4 days
1 party

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

Great shot K1W1. Very creative....have never had a good enough opportunity to take something like that!

Rooz
06-09-2008, 05:36 AM
x2 great shot rich

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-09-2008, 05:52 AM
Lovely K1w1, it has Australia written all over it. That mirror showing the view behind is special.

A photo I'm repeating from the "18-200VR out and about" thread but I'm really proud of this one. It's only a poor captive beast but I think it's hard to tell from my photo. Shot through a fence but I managed to not show it I think.

trackin951
06-09-2008, 09:43 AM
Here's one out of a Hitchcock movie:

"Chaos"

ISO 640
200mm
f/8
1/100
Lightroom Editing
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2564199417_07dd11cf6b_b.jpg

"Passed Out"
ISO 640
44mm
f/8
1/100
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2565067798_181d1282ea_b.jpg

Is there anyway to add a border that stays with the photo in Lightroom? As well as an name plate?

truflip
06-09-2008, 10:49 AM
Hit F1, Click on "Search" and type "border". Should get you this:

"Creating and viewing slideshows / Specifying the slide layout
Add a border or cast shadow to the image

To make your photos stand out from the slide background, add a border or a cast shadow to each photo. Your adjustments are displayed in the Slide Editor view.

1. In the Template Browser of the Slideshow module, select any slideshow template except Crop To Fill.
2. In the Options panel, do any of the following:
*To add a border, select Stroke Border. Click the color box on the right to open the color picker and specify a border color. See your operating system Help for information on using the color picker.
*To adjust the border width, either drag the Width slider or type a pixel value in the text box to the right of the slider.
*To add a cast shadow, select Cast Shadow and use the controls to adjust the nature of the shadow."

trackin951
06-09-2008, 11:26 AM
Thanks, but maybe I should rephrase. Can I apply a border in Lightroom that will stay with the photo after I export it and turn it into a JPEG? I appreciate the slideshow border help. I really like the look of the slideshow border.

truflip
06-09-2008, 11:40 AM
I just tried it myself and the border was saved when I went to click Export and save to a filename. Only odd thing is that it saved it as an Acrobat (pdf) file.

Camerajunkie
06-09-2008, 12:42 PM
Dennis,

Thanks for the tutorial on page 538. I've been busy and didn't manage to make it back to the thread before now.

BT,

I appreciate the attempt. It didn't turn out quite like I had imagined, so I guess I'll play around and see what I come up with. :)

Camerajunkie
06-09-2008, 12:45 PM
A really cool old bridge over the Mississippi.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2139/2546480518_7e642157bd_b.jpg

Rasidel Slika
06-09-2008, 01:22 PM
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR @ American Le Mans Series 2004, Road America, Elkhart Lake WI.

http://www.delobbo.com/gallery2/d/61439-1/DSC_0319.jpg
Image Date: 2004:08:22 13:31:51
Focal Length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/22.0
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
Lightroom, PSPXI

Prospero
06-09-2008, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the compliments, 500ml and Phil. I'm glad you like the shot :)

Rooz, nice shot. I really like the bokeh and composition.
Richard, very nice shot. I love the composition.
DPR, very nice shot. I think you did a good job in hiding the captivity of the animal.

Here's another shot of an fly, albeit a dead one. I found this one lying on his back in my room. I think the black and white and vignetting make this look quite dramatic.

36765

esp
06-09-2008, 03:21 PM
Great shots over the last few days in here. The shot of the black widow gives me the willies. I find a black widow in the yard or the garage every few months. I actualy had one crawl across my hand while cleaning the other day. I really like the creative concept of the bike on the road (kiwi). And, the old bridge by camera Junkie. After the stir my last pic created over the HDR non HDR debate I will stick to something a little simpler. Here is one of the 1200 pictuers I took over the last 2 weeks in Maui. :):):)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2559190545_0fd5979884_b.jpg

Visual Reality
06-09-2008, 03:29 PM
esp, that's really good. It could use a couple degrees of clockwise rotation but that's it.

esp
06-09-2008, 03:55 PM
esp, that's really good. It could use a couple degrees of clockwise rotation but that's it.
I didnt even notice that until you mentioned it. But I agree, Thanks

500mL
06-09-2008, 04:34 PM
Great shots over the last few days in here. The shot of the black widow gives me the willies. I find a black widow in the yard or the garage every few months. I actualy had one crawl across my hand while cleaning the other day. I really like the creative concept of the bike on the road (kiwi). And, the old bridge by camera Junkie. After the stir my last pic created over the HDR non HDR debate I will stick to something a little simpler. Here is one of the 1200 pictuers I took over the last 2 weeks in Maui. :):):)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2559190545_0fd5979884_b.jpg

Maui! One place I'd like to visit again with my D40. I was there a couple of years ago for a friend's wedding but I was taking shots using my P&S camera. Even though I could've taken shots manually, I didn't cuz I was doing the video recording instead. But man, the landscape, scenery, all the nature around you, it was amazing.

K1W1
06-09-2008, 05:03 PM
Yes I took the photo but the real credit goes to Rooz for turning a fairly ordinary exposure into something (IMO) special.
Thanks mate, there is a beer in Melbourne any time.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2566172120_f2815da59a_o.jpg

jcon
06-09-2008, 05:04 PM
cant think of much worse than being a wedding photographer. lol


Im quite happy being a wedding photog, pays excellent:D;)

Rooz
06-09-2008, 05:37 PM
Yes I took the photo but the real credit goes to Rooz for turning a fairly ordinary exposure into something (IMO) special.
Thanks mate, there is a beer in Melbourne any time.



oh yeah...thats me. the PP master !! lol
i'll send you the full res one mate. its a great shot.

good to see you around J. maybe post a photo or 2 once in a while.

btuner
06-09-2008, 05:43 PM
looks like a neat little place to stay

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2566280654_b9c19fc76a_o.jpg

AdamW
06-09-2008, 07:42 PM
BTuner, that sign is awesome! Where is it?

Calico
06-09-2008, 07:58 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/LightRing080copy.jpg

Taken with a D80 18-55mm lens with macro light ring

Fiasco
06-09-2008, 08:41 PM
Great shots over the last few days in here. The shot of the black widow gives me the willies. I find a black widow in the yard or the garage every few months. I actualy had one crawl across my hand while cleaning the other day. I really like the creative concept of the bike on the road (kiwi). And, the old bridge by camera Junkie. After the stir my last pic created over the HDR non HDR debate I will stick to something a little simpler. Here is one of the 1200 pictuers I took over the last 2 weeks in Maui. :):):)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2559190545_0fd5979884_b.jpg

I wish I was there right now... Bad case of the Mondays. :( Great shot esp... as mentioned even out the horizon and it'll be perfect!

imagesbyjudd
06-09-2008, 08:46 PM
Anyone need a shower.

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

It's just one of those beach scenes you see all the time, but I just like the girl the guy and the water.

K1W1
06-09-2008, 09:48 PM
You posted that shot some time ago.
I seem to remember it caused some discussion about the ethics of it at the time.

Rooz
06-09-2008, 10:37 PM
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR @ American Le Mans Series 2004, Road America, Elkhart Lake WI.


Image Date: 2004:08:22 13:31:51
Focal Length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/22.0
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
Lightroom, PSPXI

your motorsport shots are brilliant mate. seriously.

Rasidel Slika
06-09-2008, 11:48 PM
thanx dood :o

Turo
06-10-2008, 10:27 AM
You posted that shot some time ago.
I seem to remember it caused some discussion about the ethics of it at the time.
I remember that, it wasn't that long ago.

toriaj
06-10-2008, 12:40 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2566172120_f2815da59a_o.jpg
This is great K1W1, I bet it would be gorgeous with a flash to light up the motorcycle. lol great input from me who has never used off-camera flash (yet) :o

btuner
06-10-2008, 02:34 PM
BTuner, that sign is awesome! Where is it?

thanks! it's in Asheville NC

K1W1
06-10-2008, 03:12 PM
I bet it would be gorgeous with a flash to light up the motorcycle. lol great input from me who has never used off-camera flash (yet) :o

I agree but my flash was buried in the left pannier and would have taken 10 minutes to get out and put away and I had 4 guys behind me who had ridden 350km already that way and thought that it was beer time.
As it turned out they disappeared anyway and I didn't catch them until the outskirts of the next town. :D

btuner
06-10-2008, 03:24 PM
vintage popcorn machine!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/2568803227_6ef51afd6b_o.jpg

Calico
06-10-2008, 07:07 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/LightRing161copy.jpg

Took this with the D80 a 18-55 lens and a macro light ring. I look forward to your comments

truflip
06-10-2008, 07:57 PM
not bad.. not a fan of the angle

truflip
06-10-2008, 08:03 PM
one of my latest of my baby:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2566277881_9a3b39118b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/truflip/2566277881/)

feel free to C&C

500mL
06-10-2008, 09:48 PM
Nice shot Truflip. I like the angle. Something you'd see on a typical car magazine/ad.

Some of my shots from today and yesterday.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2569700338_049b390956.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2569698680_fbae11be16.jpg

truflip
06-10-2008, 09:56 PM
Thanks! I'm not usually into that kinda angle but I found this one forgiveable :D
Do you primarily shoot with the Sigma 30mm?

The colour on the 2nd shot is very nice!

kjmdrumz3
06-10-2008, 09:57 PM
A shot from today. Also, I started a group on flickr called "Oklahoma City Area Amateurs". www.flickr.com/groups/ocaa Anyone can join, regardless of location. I just wanted to find people from my area to go shoot with. Join up, start discussions and share pictures!!! Here's a shot from today.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2569738608_7b98cda28c.jpg

You know, I look at other peoples pictures and my colors just look boring. I would REALLY love to get with one of the more experienced people on this board to discuss colors and how to get more vibrant colors. Anyway, I used lightroom with the direct positive preset and tweaked the exposure, recovery, fill light and blacks a little bit to create this, which I think isn't nearly as boring as the first. Please let me know what you think and any tips you may have. Thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2569020453_ef3c296afc.jpg

500mL
06-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Thanks! I'm not usually into that kinda angle but I found this one forgiveable :D
Do you primarily shoot with the Sigma 30mm?

The colour on the 2nd shot is very nice!

Thanks!

I think your car shot is a great angle shot. I can easily make that a magazine ad :D I have a friend who has the '01/'02 Celica and I edited his shot and created a desktop wallpaper version of it.

Yeah I would normally use the 30mm over my 18-200 just cuz it's light and faster than the 18-200. But I figured I'd shoot around with my 18-200 this time and get used to its weight. My decision which lens to use usually vary to the kind of shots I would be taking before I start walking around the city.

Turo
06-10-2008, 10:06 PM
My new pet! Let's see if I manage to keep it alive (or rather keep it with hair!)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2569746464_21ba82ae81_o.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2569746464/)

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 12:23 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2566492034_4b21e17802_b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2566492034/)

toriaj
06-11-2008, 01:30 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2569738608_7b98cda28c.jpg

You know, I look at other peoples pictures and my colors just look boring. I would REALLY love to get with one of the more experienced people on this board to discuss colors and how to get more vibrant colors. Anyway, I used lightroom with the direct positive preset and tweaked the exposure, recovery, fill light and blacks a little bit to create this, which I think isn't nearly as boring as the first. Please let me know what you think and any tips you may have. Thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2569020453_ef3c296afc.jpg
I think you did a good job on the PP. The only thing is that the leaves stand out more than the bird. If that's ok with you, then it's perfect :D

toriaj
06-11-2008, 02:11 AM
Returned yesterday from a camping trip to Green River Lakes, Wyoming. The unusual mountain in the pic is called "Squaretop Mountain." The cabins below are called the Osborn Homestead. It was an awesome trip, I'll probably have one or two other pics to post.

The man on the right is my husband, the man on the left is our friend. I kind of wish they weren't in the shot, but I don't want to be a photo snob all the time :rolleyes: and I can always clone them out I guess :eek:

1/80, 46mm, f/11, ISO 200
36831
C&C appreciated as always :)
edit: replaced with a version without the cyan tinge to the sky.

Rooz
06-11-2008, 04:42 AM
i think this may suck. but i'm still not sure.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2570335438_816ef2040e_o.jpg

Rooz
06-11-2008, 04:44 AM
great shot delobbo.

K1W1
06-11-2008, 06:13 AM
Main street Jerilderie 6.56am on a holiday Monday

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2566977121_db48be1186_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 06:16 AM
i think this may suck. but i'm still not sure.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2570335438_816ef2040e_o.jpg
I don't think it sucks, I think it's just not a pic you would usually see. It looks like the kind of pic you would find on a wallpaper site such as interfacelift. One thing tho, looks like some of the red is over-saturated, would turn that down a notch, either the red selectively or as a whole - it's just barely over. Cool pic.

herc182
06-11-2008, 06:17 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2569020453_ef3c296afc.jpg

I think its too saturated. The greens are too powerful and the blue too much on the bird. The best way to get punch and impact is using Curves or levels. Saturation can end up killing a photo.

Nice capture though

herc182
06-11-2008, 06:18 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2566492034_4b21e17802_b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2566492034/)

stunning shot. Amazing place. I like that the the detail outside the window is not totally blown out.

herc182
06-11-2008, 06:20 AM
i think this may suck. but i'm still not sure.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2570335438_816ef2040e_o.jpg

Its got great Bokeh but not really sure on the subject. not enough of it in focus IMO

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 06:20 AM
i think this may suck. but i'm still not sure.
btw - I'm guessing they would use that shot on interfacelift, if you submitted it. Dunno if you're into that kinda thing but just wanted to throw it out there. :D

herc182
06-11-2008, 06:26 AM
great shot delobbo.

just noticed the tokina 11-16mm in your sig. When did you get that? Is it any good (compared to sigma 10-20)?

Rooz
06-11-2008, 06:29 AM
btw - I'm guessing they would use that shot on interfacelift, if you submitted it. Dunno if you're into that kinda thing but just wanted to throw it out there. :D

whats interfacelift ?
and how do i turn down just the red ?
:)

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 06:31 AM
whats interfacelift ?
and how do i turn down just the red ?
:)
great wallpaper site - check it out http://interfacelift.com

if you have Lightroom you can turn down the red easily using the color tool or you can do it using Curves - choose the Red channel, and then lower the top-right portion of the line (the highlights) and bump the middle back up to the middle to balance out the rest. You have to play with it a bit until it looks balanced.

Rooz
06-11-2008, 06:31 AM
just noticed the tokina 11-16mm in your sig. When did you get that? Is it any good (compared to sigma 10-20)?

its still in the box. lol :p

hasnt stopped raining here for long enuf to really use it and have been busy with some other stuff. when the weather clears up i'll take it out for a spin. :)

Rooz
06-11-2008, 06:33 AM
great wallpaper site - check it out http://interfacelift.com

if you have Lightroom you can turn down the red easily using the color tool or you can do it using Curves - choose the Red channel, and then lower the highlights (top right).

i didnt even know you could select curves on only one colour ! that sounds like it could be very useful. i found the colour sliders in NX that have RGB. thanks for the tip !

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 06:35 AM
np - I didn't realize how powerful curves is until recently. It's really quite amazing what you can do with it, while preserving IQ.

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 06:40 AM
ps. ditto on the 11-16, crazy! Would love to see some shots from that. I could look some up online but I'd rather see yours. :D

Rooz
06-11-2008, 06:51 AM
dont go waiting for any nice landscapes mate cos i suck at it. best to look elswhere for that ! would love to see the tokina in prospero or aldor's hands. i got the tokina cos of the sharpness i wanted for UWA portraits.

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 06:53 AM
dont go waiting for any nice landscapes mate cos i suck at it. best to look elswhere for that ! would love to see the tokina in prospero or aldor's hands. i got the tokina cos of the sharpness i wanted for UWA portraits.
doesn't need to be a landscape, could be a wide shot of the city or something. Or, some exhibit at the zoo :)

herc182
06-11-2008, 07:06 AM
some shots here but you dont know the extent of PP!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/tokina11-16mm/

Rooz
06-11-2008, 07:24 AM
some shots here but you dont know the extent of PP!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/tokina11-16mm/

i'll take your stream over that whole group thank you very much.

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 07:29 AM
i'll take your stream over that whole group thank you very much.
haha... agreed.

Rasidel Slika
06-11-2008, 08:07 AM
stunning shot. Amazing place. I like that the the detail outside the window is not totally blown out.
thanks - used recovery in LR.. :p

kjmdrumz3
06-11-2008, 10:54 AM
Ok...I toned it down a bit. What do you think?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2570971382_58ec9824fc.jpg

truflip
06-11-2008, 01:18 PM
looks much better now. did u use unsharp mask on it also?

kjmdrumz3
06-11-2008, 01:47 PM
looks much better now. did u use unsharp mask on it also?

I don't know. There is a section in "Detail" with sharpening, radius, detail, and masking. Iplayed with those a bit, yes. Is that what you were referring to? Anything you or anyone else think could be done with the picture to make it look better just let me know! I'm all about learning this stuff. Thanks guys (and gals)

rberga1
06-11-2008, 02:21 PM
Washington, DC - Cherry Blossom Festival 2008

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/6876/dsc1221vl8.jpg

SOOC
Focal Length: 80mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 1/250sec
ISO-200

res222
06-11-2008, 05:11 PM
thanks! it's in Asheville NC

Btuner, how often are you up? I live in Waynesville.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-11-2008, 05:24 PM
Nice rbgal1. Welcome to the forum.
I like the way you've filled the frame with the branch and kept the blossoms correctly exposed without blowing out the sky.

rberga1
06-11-2008, 06:00 PM
Nice rbgal1. Welcome to the forum.
I like the way you've filled the frame with the branch and kept the blossoms correctly exposed without blowing out the sky.

Thanks! I got lucky with that shot. I'm still new to DSLR and this is my first cam. :)

AdamW
06-11-2008, 06:32 PM
Nice rbgal1. Welcome to the forum.
I like the way you've filled the frame with the branch and kept the blossoms correctly exposed without blowing out the sky.

I agree on both accounts: welcome and very nicely exposed!

500mL
06-11-2008, 08:18 PM
rberga1,
Nice DOF on the cherry blossoms shot. That's a great way to start using dslrs :)

Been walking around the city lately and I've been having a hard time to get this fellow in focus, but patience finally paid off :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2572090264_37f8ea56a0_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2571266889_3866495fa4_b.jpg

I'm not sure if anyone else can see it, but it seems like I have a hot pixel on my first image, it's on the upper left hand - it looks like a small white dot. Is that something I should get Nikon to fix? What can I do to get rid of that?

btuner
06-11-2008, 08:48 PM
Btuner, how often are you up? I live in Waynesville.

Hey, yeah im just up here till the 18th, i love it up here!

accord2003
06-11-2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks! I got lucky with that shot. I'm still new to DSLR and this is my first cam. :)

Congrats on your new CAM. Very nice shot on the cherry blossom.

btuner
06-11-2008, 09:26 PM
Simple enough

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2568055131_e7ffaa0c48_o.jpg

dxrocnxj
06-11-2008, 11:34 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Random/DSC_0216.jpg


a little self shoot today.
me and my girlfriend.
weve been together for 2 years, today.
:)

herc182
06-12-2008, 02:03 AM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z53/dxrocnxj/Random/DSC_0216.jpg


a little self shoot today.
me and my girlfriend.
weve been together for 2 years, today.
:)

Congrats :D

Lovely portrait.

Turo
06-12-2008, 10:59 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2569746352_d5dd769a82_o.jpg

flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2569746352/)

dxrocnxj
06-12-2008, 12:14 PM
thanks herc :)

Prospero
06-12-2008, 04:19 PM
Here's a HDR I took yesterday during the sunset. It was made from two rawfiles 4 f-stops apart. The reason I didn't use the 0ev exposure (like I do usually) is that the exposures were quite long (1/1.3 and 13 seconds) which meant that the clouds had moved quite a lot in between the shots. By skipping the 0ev exposure I made sure that there was only one picture with clouds in the sky, eliminating ghosting on the edges of the clouds.
I created 4 exposures with the two rawfiles and blended these in photomatix.
I hope you like it.

36870

Rasidel Slika
06-12-2008, 06:03 PM
HOLY COWZARS.. . very nice!

Calico
06-12-2008, 06:41 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/DayinPark071copy.jpg

sb600 flash
70mm-300mm af lens
nikon D80

res222
06-12-2008, 08:00 PM
Hey, yeah im just up here till the 18th, i love it up here!

There are a LOT of great places here for landscape photos if you're into it.