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achuang
06-25-2008, 07:54 PM
Something a little different from me here. Found this little guy when I got home one night and he was on the window at the front entrance. I asked my girlfriend to hold the SB600 on the inside pointing it outwards backlighting the praying mantis. EXIF data: 1/400, f/11 ISO 400. Shot with 60mm macro lens. The window is textured and not clear so the flash caused some highlights in the bokeh.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2612396780_1a39677294_o.jpg

Rooz
06-25-2008, 08:18 PM
great shot andrew. love the lighting.

btuner
06-25-2008, 09:14 PM
i usually hate HDR's but the weather was too stormy to pass this one up. 9 image HDR ran through photomatix

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2611763403_2ed7fba72f_o.jpg

rberga1
06-25-2008, 09:56 PM
rberga1, nice composition and effects. It loooks like a large cannon has shot a "cannon ball" (the moon) into the sky.
Thanks StuartN, I was just trying to line up the moon with the structure...didn't think of the "cannon ball" thing :)

rberga1
06-25-2008, 09:59 PM
btuner - i really like this HDR shot...the dark clouds and water give it this gloomy look which really makes the graffiti on the bridge stick out.

rberga1
06-25-2008, 10:07 PM
Chicago skyline shot on a cold and very windy night. Shot is slightly blurred because my sony camcorder tripod was no match for the wind.

http://izover4u.us/gallery2/d/1894-1/DSC_1901-14.jpg

SOOC
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure Time: 2sec
ISO-100

Rasidel Slika
06-25-2008, 10:12 PM
insane mantis shot! love the bokeh in it.

achuang
06-25-2008, 10:22 PM
Thanks Rooz and Delobbo. Hope I can find more creative ways to use flash. I just got a second flash SB-26. And I managed to find a way to use the optical slave in the SB-26 with the CLS of my SB600 at the same time so I've got 2 off camera flashes. I'm about to go off to do a shoot for my friend who teaches taekwondo. I've done 2 previous for him but this one will be a bit different. I'll post up the results if they're decent.

Rasidel Slika
06-26-2008, 12:35 AM
a bedroom at Hearst Castle
http://delobbo.com/img/hearstBR2_800.jpg

here's the original EXIF:
NIKON D70
Focal Length 18mm
F/7.1
1/25 sec
don't see the ISO for some reason..

bgrablin
06-26-2008, 12:54 AM
a bedroom at Hearst Castle
http://delobbo.com/img/hearstBR2_800.jpg

here's the original EXIF:
NIKON D70
Focal Length 18mm
F/7.1
1/25 sec
don't see the ISO for some reason..

I'm assuming that's an HDR? Excellent capture of the room. Awesome Color.

Rasidel Slika
06-26-2008, 01:00 AM
I'm assuming that's an HDR? Excellent capture of the room. Awesome Color.
thx - no - it's a JPG I played around with ... here's the original, lol.

http://delobbo.com/img/hearstBR-original.jpg

Visual Reality
06-26-2008, 03:01 AM
i usually hate HDR's
Umm why? A properly done HDR can't even be picked out from a lot without a trained eye because it looks "real". What's not to like about capturing all the dynamic range of a scene?

K1W1
06-26-2008, 03:55 AM
Umm why? A properly done HDR can't even be picked out from a lot without a trained eye because it looks "real". What's not to like about capturing all the dynamic range of a scene?

Yes but most HDRs are not properly done.

herc182
06-26-2008, 04:46 AM
Yes but most HDRs are not properly done.

LOL - I have been guilty of that in the past!

ooverdrive
06-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Darjeeling in state of West Bengal.The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO:)

FLiPMaRC
06-26-2008, 11:14 AM
Rooz, Auto ISO maxes out at 1/125 on the D80. 1/250 on the D300. This doesn't really matter in such bright conditions though since you'll never go that low. To do 1/1000 you would need to use M mode, which I would never do in such bright conditions. The reason being if the camera in a given situation can't drop below your bottom ISO of 100, can't change the aperture and can't use a slower shutter, it has no choice but to underexpose.

I learned something new today :cool: I need to try this out some time :D

I've seen it on my XSi but never really knew how to properly use it. The last time I was shooting in Tv, I had to set the ISO to 1600 in order to shoot at 1/250 ss. And what do you mean by maxing out? Auto ISO doesn't work beyond a shutter speed limit?


Found an old thread with a quick Google search: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15733

Aldor88
06-26-2008, 11:46 AM
My eye, the spot is a birthmark.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2613869718_0aae631a81_b.jpg

Rasidel Slika
06-26-2008, 11:49 AM
Found an old thread with a quick Google search: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15733
my how times have changed!

Aldor88
06-26-2008, 12:02 PM
Camera Toss self portrait.
Haha funny pic, got to try that someday :)

herc182
06-27-2008, 01:14 AM
My eye, the spot is a birthmark.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2613869718_0aae631a81_b.jpg

thats a stunning image...did you use the lens in your sig for that? Cropped in?

Aldor88
06-27-2008, 03:43 AM
Yep, used the sigma. Its cropped a bit but not much.

btuner
06-27-2008, 10:18 PM
did a shoot for a friend
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/2615474644_769ceb5751_o.jpg

K1W1
06-27-2008, 11:29 PM
Playing with fire.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2617836090_cdd2b559d3_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2617009001_a9bb233f00_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 116 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
55-200VR

kjmdrumz3
06-28-2008, 04:10 AM
I love the second fire shot! In keeping with destruction:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2618177858_f6ccc81cb8_b.jpg

craigyc
06-28-2008, 04:46 AM
Nice shots Kiwi, something a bit different!

Id love to see a fire shot with a long shutter speed and ND filter! dont think ive ever seen that before!

K1W1
06-28-2008, 04:51 AM
Nice shots Kiwi, something a bit different!


Thanks. It's school holidays and there was not sport today so i had to do some tidying up around the property. :)

Prospero
06-28-2008, 07:14 AM
Nice shots of the fire. Beautiful colours.

Here's a picture of fire I took last year:

37244

Turo
06-28-2008, 10:21 AM
Unfortunately I didn't realize the shadow on the foreground until I uploaded the picture to my computer, but I'm still pretty happy with it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2618001393_d62a79bb5d_b.jpg

flickr link
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2618001393/)

toriaj
06-28-2008, 06:24 PM
Cool fire shots K1W1 and Dennis

ssil2000
06-28-2008, 07:34 PM
heres one i took today, just messing around with the rule of thirds... interestingly i shot this in jpeg (havent shot jpeg since the first wek i got the camera)

50 1.8
iso200
f1.8
1/1600

500mL
06-28-2008, 07:36 PM
I love the second fire shot! In keeping with destruction:


kjmdrumz3, awesome lightning shot! How did you manage to capture that?

Here's a couple from earlier:
I have the black & white version of this leaf shot on my Flickr:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2620074942_d2d6cc6251_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/2619254503_e903b00a2c_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
06-28-2008, 10:47 PM
kjmdrumz3, awesome lightning shot! How did you manage to capture that?

I love the leaf! Here's a couple more lightning pics I got last night. I simply set the camera on the tripod looking at an area with alot of lightning activity and as soon as I saw any flash I clicked the remote. I took about a hundred pictures and got 4 or 5 good lightning strikes.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2619542399_be71a176f5_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2619542391_4970419fd5_b.jpg

Rooz
06-29-2008, 12:36 AM
like the water drops on the leaf.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2619819767_887202b342_o.jpg

T06
06-29-2008, 02:13 AM
Like the colour under his fingers.

Turo
06-29-2008, 07:22 AM
Nice shots, kjmdrumz3! I've been wanting to try some lightning shots for a while, but around here we usually get lightning at the same time as heavy rain, and I'm too scared to get the cam wet!

kjmdrumz3
06-29-2008, 12:27 PM
Nice shots, kjmdrumz3! I've been wanting to try some lightning shots for a while, but around here we usually get lightning at the same time as heavy rain, and I'm too scared to get the cam wet!

Here in Oklahoma it's not uncommon to get good lightning without rain!

K1W1
06-29-2008, 03:35 PM
One of Scott Kelby's books was lying on the desk beside the PC and I picked it up and, well...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2621730321_125ab06022_b.jpg

Camerajunkie
06-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Heh heh heh. Fire. Heh heh heh.

Awesome fire shots you two. Love 'em.

Rasidel Slika
06-30-2008, 12:01 PM
dang I have some catching up to do.. . love the 2nd fire shot on pg 578! flower came out well too.

really liking the leaf and the kid on pg 579. nice work everyone!

btuner
06-30-2008, 12:14 PM
did another corvette shoot

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2620822860_e7d15f3323_o.jpg

LBGChris
06-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Gorilla! :eek:

Turo
06-30-2008, 06:16 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2618008537_b17fc88e2d_b.jpg

flickr
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2618008537/)

toriaj
06-30-2008, 09:45 PM
I had been thinking that my polarizer fader didn't work as a "real" polarizer. Turns out it was user error, imagine that :rolleyes:

I did NOT post-process the sky here. Pretty much the only PP is using selective brightness/contrast to raise the exposure 1.25 stops on everything except the clouds and water. I used the polarizer fader as a variable neutral density filter to darken the scene just to the handholdable range (and, obviously, to turn the sky that deep blue color.)

18mm, 1/25 sec., f/14, ISO 200
37353

C&C appreciated as always :)

Benjamin2007
06-30-2008, 09:53 PM
I had been thinking that my polarizer fader didn't work as a "real" polarizer. Turns out it was user error, imagine that :rolleyes:

I did NOT post-process the sky here. Pretty much the only PP is using selective brightness/contrast to raise the exposure 1.25 stops on everything except the clouds and water. I used the polarizer fader as a variable neutral density filter to darken the scene just to the handholdable range (and, obviously, to turn the sky that deep blue color.)

18mm, 1/25 sec., f/14, ISO 200

C&C appreciated as always :)


Absolutely gorgeous, Tori! :D
Well done, glad to see that you got that polariser working now! :)
What a blast eh? Blue skies & clouds popping! :cool:

cheers,

PS: I hear you're in the market for a certain member's used D300? ;)

TNB
06-30-2008, 09:57 PM
I realize I haven't visited or commented in a while (though some may prefer that :p ), but I thought I would share this photo I took today since I just thought it was sooooo cute.

imagesbyjudd
07-01-2008, 01:57 AM
I'm learning to retouch in PS, you wouldn't want to see my first attempts, but I think it is improving to almost acceptable. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2626915165_63dab4225d_b.jpg

D300

iso 800

sb800 flash

Rooz
07-01-2008, 02:49 AM
PS: I hear you're in the market for a certain member's used D300? ;)

lmao...NOT gonna happen mate. :D
tori...what can i say...its just beautiful ? you're taking your shots to yet another level.

TNB: love that series on your flickr.

Visual Reality
07-01-2008, 02:59 AM
Looks good Tori, only thing is that polarizer seems to be adding a color cast to the image.

toriaj
07-01-2008, 06:27 AM
Imagesbyjudd, I'm no expert on retouching, but it looks good to me.
Thanks guys, ah c'mon Rooz :p
VR, what color is the color cast that you see?

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-01-2008, 06:43 AM
I don't know about it being a colour cast, could it be that there's nothing big and obvious approaching white so the rocks and water have a grayish appearance? Just this newbies 2c. Oh and lovely images Tori and TNB.

Your polariser rocks, mine arrived last week and I haven't tried it yet:(

AdamW
07-01-2008, 06:55 AM
Outstanding, Tori!

TNB, now that's adorable.

Imagesbyjudd, I think you did a very good job, technically. However, I think it looks too different from reality.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-01-2008, 07:01 AM
Yeah but if it's someones wedding and he wants an obvious defect to be removed by negotiation then I reckon it's great. Just the sort of thing painters have been doing forever and just as true to life. Provided it's by negotiation then surely it's a good thing to help him look how he wishes to look.

500mL
07-01-2008, 08:11 AM
I'm learning to retouch in PS, you wouldn't want to see my first attempts, but I think it is improving to almost acceptable. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


imagesbyjudd,
Excellent cloning! the patched up section isn't noticeable at all :D

LBGChris
07-01-2008, 08:27 AM
It is an excellent clone, however if you want to lean a touch more toward realism, I'd clone one of the more flawed areas and use it as the skin consistency. I've uploaded an example of what I'm talking about. I think either would be acceptable, it just depends, again, on the degree of realism you are attempting to achieve. Either way, great work!

Also, how about cropping that window out or selecting a shot where he's offset with the window. Looks like a hat! haha. If he was one step to the left, it'd be perfect!

P.S . - Also thickened up the hair a little bit. The true way to the average man's heart is to give him a full head of hair. lol

bgrablin
07-01-2008, 01:04 PM
I took this yesterday. If you look carefully you can see the exhaust warping the perfect circle of the sun.

ISO 100
f/5.6
1/800 sec.

No PP, except to add watermark.

TNB
07-01-2008, 01:34 PM
TNB: love that series on your flickr.
Thanks Rooz. That's probably the only time I've ran that many of the same type of photo at the same time, but I really liked the ti-double-grs.


Oh and lovely images Tori and TNB.
Thanks DPR.


TNB, now that's adorable.
That they are... I may have to make another trip down there before they get too big. In three weeks time they plan to move the tiger cubs out to the outer lying cages.

K1W1
07-01-2008, 02:22 PM
I took this yesterday. If you look carefully you can see the exhaust warping the perfect circle of the sun.


I wonder why it reminds me of Robert Duvall. :D

bgrablin
07-01-2008, 02:54 PM
Could it be from Apocalypse Now, or MASH? :)

I can honestly say when we are doing something crazy we often times sing "Flight of the Valkyrie".

TNB
07-01-2008, 03:11 PM
I spent some time at the Springs as well, but it was mostly for training at the AFA. Were you ever in 160th SOAR-A?

bgrablin
07-01-2008, 03:20 PM
I spent some time at the Springs as well, but it was mostly for training at the AFA. Were you ever in 160th SOAR-A?

Nope, I've never been in the 160th. They don't have Kiowa Warriors, just Little Birds, Blackhawks and Chinooks which aren't my style.

I'm in 1/6 CAV out of Fort Carson attached to 1st ID.

The Air Force Academy is a sweet place with a FANTASTIC view. They are a little stingy with their airfield; constantly denying us entry into their pattern. Ohh well, we just continue north to Denver and enjoying a little flight time.

TNB
07-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Nice view perhaps, but not much fun in freezing weather hiking through 1.5 feet plus snow with 100 lbs equipment. I don't miss those days though I sort of miss the parachuting.

anco85
07-01-2008, 04:43 PM
First shot with the D80. Not much , but hey, it's the first shot :D

Reaching out:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2628869439_a20637c1b6.jpg

K1W1
07-01-2008, 05:27 PM
First shot with the D80. Not much , but hey, it's the first shot :D


And the first of many that you post I hope.

jemr
07-01-2008, 05:58 PM
Here is one of my first pictures with my D60 ... I know I know it's not the best (Iíve seen some pretty amazing picks here), but Iím still pretty happy with it ...

All comments are appreciated, anything to help me get better ...


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/juin_2008501.jpg

res222
07-01-2008, 05:59 PM
I had the pleasure of a ride Saturday over Lake Douglas in Tn. C&C welcome.

imagesbyjudd
07-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Very cool shot of the chopper and the sun, The whole scene makes me think of some of the end of the world sci-fi movies I've seen with the sky color.

Thanks for the comments on the re-touching, I agree, not having any hair as I do or don't as the case may be I can appreciate the addition. And yes taking out the window could be done fairly easily. But my primary focus of the exercise was to see how good I could re-do the damaged skin.

Actually very little cloning was done. This was the product of several layers with a soft bursh set at 20% opacity and using the skin color for the brush, and changing shades slightly with each layer. Then simply painting away the blemishes. I've tried patches and the healing brush etc and was never happy with the results, but I finally figured out layers allowed me to get the shading and texture I wanted and by using multiple layers I easily control the effect. And if I got careless it's easy to take a layer out and start over.

I also agree it's not totaly real as to how he looks today, but at one time in his life it was probably close, and most of us would like to be remembered in pictures at our best.

In addition I'm getting more requests for blemish removal, so another reason for the exercise. My reason for putting it here is I felt I would get a good critique, which I have, thanks again.

rawpaw18
07-01-2008, 06:36 PM
Experimenting with ss and flash.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2629437136_5316bcb651_o.jpg

K1W1
07-01-2008, 06:47 PM
Let me guess how you did that? :D

TNB
07-01-2008, 07:20 PM
Decided to check out and add a couple more of the ti-double-gr photos... Here's one of the photos. Also sort of reminds me of rawpaw's photo the way the "paws" are stretched out. ;)

bgrablin
07-01-2008, 07:36 PM
Experimenting with ss and flash.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2629437136_5316bcb651_o.jpg

I saw this on your flickr page before you posted it here. AMAZING. Seems kinda dangerous, FOR THE EQUIPMENT. :)

rawpaw18
07-01-2008, 08:02 PM
At least I did have it strapped to me,
unlike our good friend Btuner just throwing his cam in the air!

accord2003
07-01-2008, 09:26 PM
Pelican at St Petersburg Pier in Florida. C&C welcome. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2622961997_464937744b_b.jpg

LBGChris
07-01-2008, 10:56 PM
Beautiful shot accord. 10/10

Rooz
07-01-2008, 11:30 PM
x2
thats a great shot

bgrablin
07-02-2008, 01:06 AM
Pelican at St Petersburg Pier in Florida. C&C welcome. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2622961997_464937744b_b.jpg

I've been doing my reading and I've been specifically paying attention the "rule of thirds" and DOF, and your picture is what I would imagine as TEXTBOOK! Very well done.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-02-2008, 02:47 AM
Holy SB600 batman. Finally got the SB600 working off cam. Cue the angelic choir. What a difference it makes.

And I was skeptical how much difference a half decent tripod could make but whoa to that too, love this flower shot. Looks like someone other than me took it.:D

I couldn't resist posting this bird too though that was just handheld in natural light at the zoo.

Rooz
07-02-2008, 02:51 AM
yeee haa !! both great shots.
love the colours in the bird one.

T06
07-02-2008, 02:58 AM
That birds cross-eyed!!!

craigyc
07-02-2008, 03:24 AM
Great pics DPR!!

Looks like your having fun with the off-cam flash!

herc182
07-02-2008, 04:34 AM
FYI the top posters on this thread:

Rooz 637
K1W1 429
TNB 221
toriaj 209
rawpaw18 189

random post of the day (thats just got me 79 posts on this one...)

craigyc
07-02-2008, 06:18 AM
Please dont tell me you went through from page 1 and counted!!

herc182
07-02-2008, 06:28 AM
Please dont tell me you went through from page 1 and counted!!

would you think less of me if I did? Who would have thought it would only have taken 3 hours and 20mins and a new job number to book against...slow day at work :D

OR

I clicked on the "Replies" value on the "Nikon Digital SLRs" page and it did it for me...;)

Prospero
07-02-2008, 06:47 AM
would you think less of me if I did? Who would have thought it would only have taken 3 hours and 20mins and a new job number to book against...slow day at work :D

OR

I clicked on the "Replies" value on the "Nikon Digital SLRs" page and it did it for me...;)

I didn't know that was possible. This forum has lots of cool hidden features :)

Anyway, I'm 6th at the moment. So, Tori and Rich, you better keep posting, or I'll take your place ;)

_________

Accord, great image. Very nice composition.

DPR, nice use of off camera flash. Beautiful colours.

craigyc
07-02-2008, 06:48 AM
I would have nothing but admiration for you if you had counted!

Now though you've revealed the truth I am a little dissapointed!

anco85
07-02-2008, 07:32 AM
I'm loving the D80.

Was just shooting random stuff throughout the house and thought this was interesting.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2630490499_360bd1068b.jpg

Prospero
07-02-2008, 07:56 AM
Anco, congratulations on getting your camera.
I'm sure you will have lots of fun with it.
Nice image, the colours look relly nice.

anco85
07-02-2008, 08:00 AM
Thank you Prospero.

I've been waiting for this day for years upon years :D

Now I just need to get out of the house and start shooting some proper sets

LR Max
07-02-2008, 08:04 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/2615905634_0ed9b4b522.jpg

Turo
07-02-2008, 08:53 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2618860706_36569d51fd_b.jpg

flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2618860706/sizes/l/)

K1W1
07-02-2008, 03:21 PM
FYI the top posters on this thread:

Rooz 637
K1W1 429
TNB 221
toriaj 209
rawpaw18 189

random post of the day (thats just got me 79 posts on this one...)

Which conclusively shows that us antipodeans are far more polite and responsive than you northern hemisphere types and that we verbalise our pleasure at at seeing such fine photographs posted whereas you lot just look and pass on. :D:D

Rooz
07-02-2008, 03:23 PM
i agree. i'm obviously very gracious. :D

Calico
07-02-2008, 03:34 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/ron.jpg

Took this over the weekend. Trying to learn the D80.Feedback is needed and very appreciated

Rooz
07-02-2008, 03:39 PM
doesnt look like you need to much help. great image. i do find the fact that the pole is not straight a little distracting though.

K1W1
07-02-2008, 03:47 PM
doesnt look like you need to much help. great image. i do find the fact that the pole is not straight a little distracting though.

Wot he said.
Vertical lines need to be vertical.

Calico
07-02-2008, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback can you suggest how to make the the pole straight as it is at a trolley stop and they are all at an angle. Is it as easy as making myself at the same angle as the pole?

Rooz
07-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the feedback can you suggest how to make the the pole straight as it is at a trolley stop and they are all at an angle. Is it as easy as making myself at the same angle as the pole?

or you could straighten it up in PP. very easy. i'd be more inclined to crop the image. there isnt enuf in the frame to the right of the post to add any value so its better to eliminate it altogether imo.

somethign like this...(added a dash of contrast and a bit of sharpening too).

K1W1
07-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Took this over the weekend. Trying to learn the D80.Feedback is needed and very appreciated

BTW: Are you THE R Crowe? :D:D

RationalGaze
07-02-2008, 06:58 PM
Hi everyone,

My first post. Please comment on the photos.
This one is untouched, straight from the camera.
Nikon D80, 18-55 VR

Calico
07-02-2008, 07:19 PM
BTW: Are you THE R Crowe? :D:D

:D:)::cool:

I only wish! I am an R Crowe so maybe we are related!!!

K1W1
07-02-2008, 07:37 PM
My first post. Please comment on the photos.
This one is untouched, straight from the camera.


It's a good idea to resize images to a maximum width of 1024 pixels before you post them, some people would even say 800 pixels.
That way most viewers can see the whole image without scrolling side to side endlessly.
Perhaps you could edit the post and resize the image.

accord2003
07-02-2008, 07:57 PM
Thanks LBGChris, Rooz and Brablin for your comments.

DPR. that is an awesome shot of the flower! I gotta try that one day :)

rawpaw18
07-02-2008, 08:03 PM
FYI the top posters on this thread:

Rooz 637
K1W1 429
TNB 221
toriaj 209
rawpaw18 189

random post of the day (thats just got me 79 posts on this one...)

wow 189 useless posts, I mean 190. Gonna catch you Tori!

rawpaw18
07-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Haven't seen many of these around.

37467
Overworked pp to compensate for bad photo.:mad:

bgrablin
07-03-2008, 12:07 AM
Haven't seen many of these around.

Overworked pp to compensate for bad photo.:mad:

AWESOME, can't go wrong with a car that can hit 0-60 in 4.4sec (ish). GREAT SHOT.


Thanks LBGChris, Rooz and Brablin for your comments.

DPR. that is an awesome shot of the flower! I gotta try that one day :)

I've can honestly say I've never been called "Brablin" before. :D

Sincerely,

Brian Grablin :cool:

herc182
07-03-2008, 12:53 AM
Which conclusively shows that us antipodeans are far more polite and responsive than you northern hemisphere types and that we verbalise our pleasure at at seeing such fine photographs posted whereas you lot just look and pass on. :D:D

LOL...fair point.

trackin951
07-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Here is my post for the day: My fathers new puppy Dusty!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2629634522_4fcb8ee6f7_b.jpg

Rasidel Slika
07-03-2008, 01:42 AM
trackin I like that dog pic a lot. nice contrast and just enough color to pull off a fresh look. Regularly I might think something about the bottom crop but this is not a regular shot so it works OK imo. And, if it was zoomed out any bit I don't think it would look as good.

rawpaw18
07-03-2008, 03:27 AM
AWESOME, can't go wrong with a car that can hit 0-60 in 4.4sec (ish). GREAT SHOT.


It was my customers, he was in Italy and the keys were with the car:eek:
No I did not, but it could of been sweet.

Rooz
07-03-2008, 03:33 AM
Here is my post for the day: My fathers new puppy Dusty!



x2
love the desat look. aiming a tad lower to get the paw would have been perfect. but its great the way it is.

ooverdrive
07-03-2008, 04:30 AM
My filter collection-D40+50mm E,on board flash.

K1W1
07-03-2008, 04:43 AM
My filter collection-D40+50mm E,on board flash.

Very clever. Great shot. :D

ooverdrive
07-03-2008, 04:52 AM
K1W1,Thank you for commenting.

trackin951
07-03-2008, 05:34 AM
Thank you both for the great comments! I agree about missing the paw but what can you do. Here is another that has him completely in the frame:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2633874596_e6a535bae2_b.jpg

Prospero
07-03-2008, 06:09 AM
It was my customers, he was in Italy and the keys were with the car:eek:
No I did not, but it could of been sweet.

Is he still in Italy and if so, what is the address?? :)

Ooverdrive, nice picture. Good job in getting the exposure and flash right without metering.

Trackin, nice shots of the dog. I like the first one best. In the second picture, I don't like the blown highlight on the dog. The post processing of both shots is very nice.

btuner
07-03-2008, 10:53 AM
little action shot from a shoot the other day

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2630461868_a680c9d79c_o.jpg

Prospero
07-03-2008, 11:23 AM
little action shot from a shoot the other day



Very nice. Great panning.

btuner
07-03-2008, 11:38 AM
Very nice. Great panning.

no panning necessary, i was riding in the back of my friends truck

toriaj
07-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Ooverdrive, that is one creepy filter holder!

bgrablin
07-03-2008, 01:08 PM
It's hard to time the shot when you are going 90knots (90 knots = 103.57015 miles per hour :) ) in the opposite direction.

K1W1
07-03-2008, 02:40 PM
It's hard to time the shot when you are going 90knots (90 knots = 103.57015 miles per hour :) ) in the opposite direction.

It's a real good thing that those helicopters are right hand drive. :D

TNB
07-03-2008, 04:43 PM
It's hard to time the shot when you are going 90knots (90 knots = 103.57015 miles per hour :) ) in the opposite direction.
How come I can't see anyone hanging on the skid taking a photo in the shadow? ;)

K1W1
07-03-2008, 05:00 PM
School holidays. No sport no motorbike events. What am I going to point a lens at this weekend. :confused:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2621742781_807655d6e7_b.jpg

TNB
07-03-2008, 05:12 PM
School holidays. No sport no motorbike events. What am I going to point a lens at this weekend. :confused:
I sort of wondered the same thing since a Cheetah trip to San Diego got put off, so I'm off to take baseball photos in a few minutes. Perhaps, fireworks photos over the weekend as well though there are fireworks scheduled for the game tonight. I think it is also $1 beer night for those interested.

LBGChris
07-03-2008, 05:17 PM
My filter collection-D40+50mm E,on board flash.

LOL. interesting.... creepy, but interesting.

bgrablin
07-03-2008, 05:43 PM
How come I can't see anyone hanging on the skid taking a photo in the shadow? ;)

That's your job. :)

Rooz
07-03-2008, 06:11 PM
School holidays. No sport no motorbike events. What am I going to point a lens at this weekend. :confused:



that while poster series in brilliant. how did you create the posters ?

Fiasco
07-03-2008, 06:13 PM
little action shot from a shoot the other day

Nice one!!

Fiasco
07-03-2008, 06:16 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/ron.jpg

Took this over the weekend. Trying to learn the D80.Feedback is needed and very appreciated

Me likey!! Great capture!!

I took that same path from a D50 to a D80. :)

K1W1
07-03-2008, 08:26 PM
how did you create the posters ?

Scott Kelby and Photoshop.

accord2003
07-03-2008, 08:40 PM
AWESOME, can't go wrong with a car that can hit 0-60 in 4.4sec (ish). GREAT SHOT.



I've can honestly say I've never been called "Brablin" before. :D

Sincerely,

Brian Grablin :cool:

oops.. sorry Bgrablin. I was gonna blame it on spell check :D

LBGChris
07-03-2008, 09:31 PM
Just sittin around...

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-04-2008, 01:53 AM
Ok it's not brilliant flashwork or anything but it's a special shot for me nonetheless. He played Auskick (child development/indoctrination) with "The Crows" our local professional sports team. He's trying to take a mark in Aussie Rules Football.

TNB
07-04-2008, 01:59 AM
When I used to run around like that my grandma always warned me that a fly would fly into my mouth. I don't think one ever did. LOL.

There was fireworks after the baseball game tonight--In this shot I wanted to catch some of the baseball field though it looks like I cut the fireworks off.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-04-2008, 02:41 AM
Nice fireworks TNB, I'm going to have to try that if our state government decides to blow some taxpayers dollars on a display anytime soon:)

I like that the trees are partially illuminated by the fireworks.

rawpaw18
07-04-2008, 05:26 AM
Taking the plunge(s). They all wanted to be on the forum.

37524 37525 37526

Rooz
07-04-2008, 05:38 AM
lol thats brilliant rich ! what a great series to hang up somewhere.

50/1.4
f2, 1/50s, iso400, sb400
freakin cubby house wrecked my shot. :mad:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2636454906_9abc5e3330_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-04-2008, 06:53 AM
Beautifull colour Rich.

Rooz if it was anyone else I'd say just clone out the cubbyhouse LOL. For you though it's probably easier to just take aother killer shot without PP. - I'm jealous of course.:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-04-2008, 07:46 AM
Just past midnight so here's a new days photo:D

This is where a travelling Lutheran priest used to live when he wasn't travelling to service the district. His animals where in one room and he was in the other apparently. I didn't get exact dates from the caretaker but I suppose it was the late 1800's. Obviously it didn't have the sheet iron back then, it would have been all lath and plaster (I guess thats how you spell it)like you can see under the verandah at the right. The roof would have been either old kerosene tins or some sort of shingle judging by typical old aussie constructions.

As an aside there's another Lutheran church across the road from this church presumably built after they had the inevitable divergence of opinions.

LBGChris
07-04-2008, 03:09 PM
Light Experiments

K1W1
07-04-2008, 03:11 PM
[QUOTE=Rooz;314661
50/1.4
f2, 1/50s, iso400, sb400
freakin cubby house wrecked my shot. :mad:
[/QUOTE]

Has your son got an agent yet? If not I'll send him Harry M. Millers phone number. :D

Rooz
07-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Rooz if it was anyone else I'd say just clone out the cubbyhouse LOL. .:D

i tried. i was going fine until i started working on the areas near his face. then it turned to shit. lol

accord2003
07-04-2008, 07:11 PM
Ok it's not brilliant flashwork or anything but it's a special shot for me nonetheless. He played Auskick (child development/indoctrination) with "The Crows" our local professional sports team. He's trying to take a mark in Aussie Rules Football.

It doesn't matter about the flash. It is the action/expression that matters. It is a great shot.

man. I haven't seen Aussie football for a long time.

accord2003
07-04-2008, 07:15 PM
LGBChris. cool shot with the lights.

rawpaw18. Man. that is beautiful.

Rooz. Those eyes!!. another amazing shot!

accord2003
07-04-2008, 07:16 PM
Sunset at Clearwater beach Florida.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2635729068_4fe21411c1_b.jpg

Rooz
07-04-2008, 09:01 PM
35/2, sb800
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2637406961_cfa4f09d16_o.jpg

jcon
07-04-2008, 09:28 PM
Picture of the 4th Of July fireworks over the Mississippi River here in La Crosse, Wisconsin.. there will be more and better ones tomorrow, I have a ton to go through. Just picked one quickly to touch up and share with you all.....

Hope you enjoy as much as you did the ones from last year!

btuner
07-04-2008, 09:32 PM
looks like fireworks is gonna be the name of the game!

unedited
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2638321500_ea0282ea87_o.jpg

tfa8rva
07-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Some more fireworks.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2637551991_29d72af489_o.jpg

Rasidel Slika
07-04-2008, 11:18 PM
nice kid shots Rooz - 2nd shot wow look at those eyes.. something else.

enjoyed the sunset Accord, nice contrasts

nice fireworks shots as well! fav is tfa8rva's

StuartN
07-05-2008, 12:07 AM
Nice shots of the fireworks everyone! Here's another one to add to the fireworks fray...

Nikon D80
Nikon 24-70mm @ 70mm
f/16
15.2 secs
ISO 100

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2637765233_f9c9ceee53_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
07-05-2008, 12:27 AM
Couple more to add to the fireworks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2637787637_15dd3cfa1b_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2638630480_5ca64985d0_b.jpg

Rooz
07-05-2008, 12:30 AM
great FW shots all. love the middle of the frame on that first one kj.

toriaj
07-05-2008, 12:31 AM
Wow, guys these fireworks pics are great. Jcon, I love the fireworks but I especially love the setting.

kjmdrumz3
07-05-2008, 12:33 AM
great FW shots all. love the middle of the frame on that first one kj.


Thanks, wish I could have got some foreground, but I was in a parking lot full of cars
:mad:

Geoff Chandler
07-05-2008, 02:24 AM
Here's a slightly unusual looking plant - at RHS Wisley - Surrey
Possibly one of my last shots with the Sigma 28 - 200 if I manage to find an alternative - (manual focus to overcome problems)

rawpaw18
07-05-2008, 04:35 AM
Rooz, wow that is really fabulous.

herc182
07-05-2008, 05:00 AM
35/2, sb800
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2637406961_cfa4f09d16_o.jpg

:eek: That is a stunning shot. Love the reflection in the eyes..

herc182
07-05-2008, 05:01 AM
looks like fireworks is gonna be the name of the game!

unedited


whoa...thats a lovely firework shot straight out of cam...nice one

Visual Reality
07-05-2008, 11:25 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Independence%20Day/2008/Intensity.jpg

jcon
07-05-2008, 12:26 PM
Wow, guys these fireworks pics are great. Jcon, I love the fireworks but I especially love the setting.


Thank you, Tori! I agree, that bridge is a perfect setting! Ill post a link to my Flickr once I get all the rest uploaded.

Camerajunkie
07-05-2008, 02:02 PM
I opted to not try for pictures this year but hold the wee one. I wish I had pictures but then again, I enjoyed her oooooooooo's and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa's. :D

Love the shots though!

StuartN
07-05-2008, 04:17 PM
Going through the rest of the fireworks shots and decided to post another one.

Nikon D80
Nikon 24-70mm @ 70mm
f/16
3 secs
ISO 100

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2637783515_0c6b46ef5f_b.jpg

LBGChris
07-05-2008, 05:18 PM
Hope you all had a great 4th of July.

jcon
07-05-2008, 05:50 PM
Thank you, Tori! I agree, that bridge is a perfect setting! Ill post a link to my Flickr once I get all the rest uploaded.

The rest of my fireworks photos can be found here...

http://flickr.com/photos/studiojphotography/

TNB
07-05-2008, 06:57 PM
Nice fireworks photos. I ended up setting up in the wrong place since it was my intent to capture the fireworks over the top of the front of the casino; however, the shot the fireworks off the backside and they didn't go far enough over for my intended shots. Anyway, here is one photo from last night. More at Flickr.

toriaj
07-05-2008, 08:43 PM
The rest of my fireworks photos can be found here...
http://flickr.com/photos/studiojphotography/

Jason, #3272 (http://flickr.com/photos/11428958@N00/2640782828/) is so good. Whoa. The boats in the foreground, the lighted bridge, the fireworks, it's all just perfect. 3293 and 3250-01 are also amazing. I left you some comments in flickr.

jcon
07-05-2008, 09:42 PM
Thank you, Tori! I read your comments and I am flattered you like them! Always good to have your work enjoyed! And thank you for the cloning idea!:)

Rooz
07-05-2008, 10:10 PM
Jason, #3272 (http://flickr.com/photos/11428958@N00/2640782828/) is so good. Whoa. The boats in the foreground, the lighted bridge, the fireworks, it's all just perfect. 3293 and 3250-01 are also amazing. I left you some comments in flickr.

x2, thats an incredible set.

jcon
07-05-2008, 10:22 PM
Thanks, Rooz. A friend of mine was looking through your photos tonight and she said it was better than what she sees in magazines.. referring to your insect/spider pictures. Just thought you might like to know that;)

jemr
07-06-2008, 06:08 AM
35/2, sb800
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2637406961_cfa4f09d16_o.jpg

beautiful!!

LBGChris
07-06-2008, 08:36 AM
Yay fireworks

anco85
07-06-2008, 09:21 AM
My parents dog spoiled rotten :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2642772440_715dc043a9.jpg

herc182
07-06-2008, 01:45 PM
Fantastic shot anco. love it (and the border)

anco85
07-06-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks a lot mate

Aldor88
07-06-2008, 03:45 PM
Nice firework photos guys, heres one from today :).

Heres a photo i took today, i like the colours.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2643960140_f4cbce2b0b_b.jpg

bobc4d
07-06-2008, 04:35 PM
thats a great photo aldor, one thing .. the reflection is so right that it really messes with my eyes and mind

Virgil
07-06-2008, 04:43 PM
Thought you may like this one ... shot during a speedway (broadsiding) championship race held in Wr. Neustadt / Austria. EXIFīs in the shot.

Rooz
07-06-2008, 04:49 PM
awesome dog shot anco !
virgil, welcome. if thats the standard you'll be posting i look forward to many more, that is superb.

Virgil
07-06-2008, 05:01 PM
Hi Rooz and thanks for the warm welcome - will try my best :)

Cheers
Virgil

500mL
07-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Awesome fireworks shots everyone!
Although I didn't manage to get fireworks shots over the holiday, I did manage to get a shot of this little fella hiding in the bushes. Used my Sb-600 wirelessly for the first time. I had a friend hold the flash on the right side of the snake (he's quite far from it so no one was harmed during this shoot :D )

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2643892178_d4f65b49aa_o.jpg

rawpaw18
07-06-2008, 05:53 PM
Keenen, flash worked great! Captured alot of detail, well done.

Virgil wow, 70-200vr lens?

Aldor those colors are fantastic, way to take advantage.

Virgil
07-06-2008, 06:09 PM
@ Rich - yup, shot with the 70-200VR

Cheers
Virgil

Fiasco
07-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Slowly improving...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2638852832_e8f86654cf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2638852832/)

bgrablin
07-06-2008, 10:41 PM
Slowly improving...



WOW......wow.:eek:

Rooz
07-06-2008, 11:10 PM
Slowly improving...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2638852832_e8f86654cf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2638852832/)

holy crap. that is BRILLIANT. :eek:

Fiasco
07-06-2008, 11:13 PM
Thank you bgrablin & Rooz!!

Rooz
07-06-2008, 11:21 PM
another asshole shooting gorgeous women in exotic locations while i'm knee deep in freakin' bird shit and nappies. i've gone wrong somewhere i tell you.

Fiasco
07-06-2008, 11:24 PM
another asshole shooting gorgeous women in exotic locations while i'm knee deep in freakin' bird shit and nappies. I've gone wrong somewhere i tell you.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Good one!!

bgrablin
07-06-2008, 11:43 PM
another asshole shooting gorgeous women in exotic locations while i'm knee deep in freakin' bird shit and nappies. i've gone wrong somewhere i tell you.

You can do what I do and just peep around at night and get shots like that. It's hard to get the focus right when your looking through a window.

Visual Reality
07-07-2008, 02:48 AM
You can do what I do and just peep around at night and get shots like that. It's hard to get the focus right when your looking through a window.
Oh peeping on the Afghani women are we? ;)

T06
07-07-2008, 02:50 AM
:D:)::cool:

I only wish! I am an R Crowe so maybe we are related!!!

Must be a kiwi then!!!;)

bgrablin
07-07-2008, 03:09 AM
Oh peeping on the Afghani women are we? ;)

Only if you like women who look like they have Buckwheat in an arm and leg lock.

But basically yeah, that's all we do over here is peep. Not in the creepy way, but fly around without people being aware that we are watching. You'd be amazed at what you find people doing. The worst has been a dude making sweet romances with a donkey. These people truly are disgusting.

herc182
07-07-2008, 03:21 AM
Nice firework photos guys, heres one from today :).

Heres a photo i took today, i like the colours.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2643960140_f4cbce2b0b_b.jpg


I love the colours and composition...but did you sharpen it in PP? Looks a bit over sharpened to me.

anco85
07-07-2008, 07:44 AM
awesome dog shot anco !

Thanks Rooz!

500mL
07-07-2008, 08:48 AM
Keenen, flash worked great! Captured alot of detail, well done.


Thanks Rich.
I was able to capture more shots of that same snake the day after. Haven't posted it yet. I was hoping to capture it with its tongue sticking out but it was too fast.

truflip
07-07-2008, 08:49 AM
Any D80 owners have the MB-D80 Battery grip?
If so, how long do 6 AA (Eneloops @ 2000mah) last if you have tried?

jemr
07-07-2008, 01:42 PM
Here is a picture I took today ... I'm new with my D60 so all criticism is welcomed ... Anything to help me get better! Thanks!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0021.jpg

original version

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0021b.jpg

I know it's to bright, so how can I change that the next time?

anco85
07-07-2008, 02:04 PM
Any D80 owners have the MB-D80 Battery grip?
If so, how long do 6 AA (Eneloops @ 2000mah) last if you have tried?

I've got the mb-d80, but haven't tested eneloops yet. 2 Official Nikon batts have done close to a 1k pics and they're at about 3/4 charge

Calico
07-07-2008, 07:43 PM
My Daily contribution

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/LaPaz145copy.jpg

Turo
07-07-2008, 09:48 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/2620356362_7d6b77a686_b.jpg

flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2620356362/)

toriaj
07-07-2008, 09:49 PM
Here is a picture I took today ... I'm new with my D60 so all criticism is welcomed ... Anything to help me get better! ... I know it's to bright, so how can I change that the next time?

You had exposure compensation (EC) of +2/3 dialed in, so the camera exposed the shot 2/3 stop over the exposure it normally would. The first thing I would do is take out that +2/3 EC. That would take down the exposure somewhat. If it still seems too bright, shorten the shutter speed or stop down the aperture (to a larger number, such as f/8.) You can check the exposure in the LCD after you take the picture by looking at the histogram or blinking highlights display.

I know some people consistently use EC, but I never do. I just manually adjust the exposure every time. I'd stay away from it until you are more comfortable with how to achieve the exposure you want.

I hope the above info isn't too technical, let me know if you need something explained. We all had to learn sometime :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-08-2008, 03:18 AM
My Daily contribution

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/LaPaz145copy.jpg

Originally Posted by Calico
:

I only wish! I am an R Crowe so maybe we are related!!!

Caught the fish by clubbing it to death with a phone then:D

rawpaw18
07-08-2008, 03:21 AM
Thanks Rich.
I was able to capture more shots of that same snake the day after. Haven't posted it yet. I was hoping to capture it with its tongue sticking out but it was too fast.

Hre are a couple I caught last year, if interested. Could of benefitted from
flash after looking at yours. http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34963

Aldor88
07-08-2008, 04:52 AM
I love the colours and composition...but did you sharpen it in PP? Looks a bit over sharpened to me.
I did sharpen it a bit, it was a bit soft so i sharpened more than usual.

jemr
07-08-2008, 07:39 AM
You had exposure compensation (EC) of +2/3 dialed in, so the camera exposed the shot 2/3 stop over the exposure it normally would. The first thing I would do is take out that +2/3 EC. That would take down the exposure somewhat. If it still seems too bright, shorten the shutter speed or stop down the aperture (to a larger number, such as f/8.) You can check the exposure in the LCD after you take the picture by looking at the histogram or blinking highlights display.

I know some people consistently use EC, but I never do. I just manually adjust the exposure every time. I'd stay away from it until you are more comfortable with how to achieve the exposure you want.

I hope the above info isn't too technical, let me know if you need something explained. We all had to learn sometime :)

Thank you very much! Your explanations are perfect. I did not realise that I had the Exposure Compensation on. I admit that it's all still pretty new so I often forget things (i.e the EC).

Question like that, you say that you do not use the EC, I admit that on a day like yesterday, I had no reason to use it, but in a situation that the flash is needed, but it's still not enough, what do you do? I don't know if you understand my question, but hopefully you do...

Also, what is the difference between the flash compensation and the exposure compensation?

500mL
07-08-2008, 08:03 AM
Hre are a couple I caught last year, if interested. Could of benefitted from
flash after looking at yours. http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34963

Rich, those are great shots! And yes, I believe the flash would've helped getting more details on its scales. I probably would have ditched the flash and just took shots without it, but I was already out there with it so I figured I try and see what difference it would make. I don't have shots without the flash but I'm quite sure it wouldn't come out as sharp as it did using it. That's awesome how you caught its tongue sticking out though Ė creepy but awesome! :D

kjmdrumz3
07-08-2008, 09:26 AM
You guys never cease to amaze me! Here's a pic I took over my wifes shoulder while she was reading a cookbook. Nothing special, just thought it was kind of cool. Man that 50mm 1.4 is SHARP!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2640775495_dd96498516_b.jpg

herc182
07-08-2008, 10:48 AM
I really like that shot looking over your wifes shoulder. Nice work

truflip
07-08-2008, 11:00 AM
I've got the mb-d80, but haven't tested eneloops yet. 2 Official Nikon batts have done close to a 1k pics and they're at about 3/4 charge

thanks bro! does the grip really work well? the D80's grip is quite large already.. thinking i might as well buy two extra spare batteries instead of the grip (and possibly two more batteries.

i'm getting about 900-1000 shots per charge

anco85
07-08-2008, 11:06 AM
It makes a world of difference for me(I have huge hands)

It feels more balanced and feels sturdier. I'm at about 1300 shots now and not even at half power

toriaj
07-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Thank you very much! Your explanations are perfect. I did not realise that I had the Exposure Compensation on. I admit that it's all still pretty new so I often forget things (i.e the EC).

Question like that, you say that you do not use the EC, I admit that on a day like yesterday, I had no reason to use it, but in a situation that the flash is needed, but it's still not enough, what do you do? I don't know if you understand my question, but hopefully you do...

Also, what is the difference between the flash compensation and the exposure compensation?

Flash exposure compensation (FEC) is used only when you are using the flash. It controls the brightness of the flash. Exposure compensation (EC) adjusts the shutter speed and/or aperture, to make the exposure brighter or darker than it would otherwise be. I just keep my settings on manual all the time and change the shutter speed and aperture myself.

So if it was rather dark, first I would use the longest shutter speed I could. Then I'd open the aperture. Then I'd bump the ISO. Then, if it still wasn't enough, I'd use the flash in addition to those settings, and dial in FEC to get the right amount of flash. I hope that makes sense ...

P.S. That example is for a situation when I primarily wanted the scene to be lit by ambient light, not my flash. Using flash as the main light source is a whole different topic :)

toriaj
07-08-2008, 12:54 PM
You guys never cease to amaze me! Here's a pic I took over my wifes shoulder while she was reading a cookbook. Nothing special, just thought it was kind of cool. Man that 50mm 1.4 is SHARP!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2640775495_dd96498516_b.jpg

That's a great shot. It's just a little hot without going too far :D

Visual Reality
07-08-2008, 01:50 PM
On aperture priority, exposure compensation adjusts the shutter speed only. It is very accurate and much faster than guessing shutter speeds, IMO.

bgrablin
07-08-2008, 03:45 PM
Flash exposure compensation (FEC) is used only when you are using the flash. It controls the brightness of the flash. Exposure compensation (EC) adjusts the shutter speed and/or aperture, to make the exposure brighter or darker than it would otherwise be. I just keep my settings on manual all the time and change the shutter speed and aperture myself.

So if it was rather dark, first I would use the longest shutter speed I could. Then I'd open the aperture. Then I'd bump the ISO. Then, if it still wasn't enough, I'd use the flash in addition to those settings, and dial in FEC to get the right amount of flash. I hope that makes sense ...

P.S. That example is for a situation when I primarily wanted the scene to be lit by ambient light, not my flash. Using flash as the main light source is a whole different topic :)

Makes sense to me, but I would like to see a pretty sweet tutorial on FEC.

Calico
07-08-2008, 06:33 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/mmm.jpg

Taken with a D80 and the 70-200mm VR lens with the light ring

Visual Reality
07-08-2008, 06:54 PM
Great shot...care to expand on use of "the light ring"?

Calico
07-08-2008, 07:23 PM
Great shot...care to expand on use of "the light ring"?
Maybe I used the wrong words the light ring is a ring flash attached to the end of the lens. I find it helps me reduce hot spots. I am really a novice at this so it takes 5 or 6 shots to get a decent one. Thanks for the compliment.:D

500mL
07-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Calico, sweet modeling shoot. I wish to do the same now that I've started to use my V2s with the SB600.

A couple more shots from the holiday weekend.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/2643891360_88ee2b20c9_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2644719394_48cdb3aecc_o.jpg

Fiasco
07-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Any D80 owners have the MB-D80 Battery grip?
If so, how long do 6 AA (Eneloops @ 2000mah) last if you have tried?

I have the MB-D80 grip, but I use 2 Nikon EN-EL3e batteries in it. Tried running on AA's once, (1.2V 2100mah), but they didn't even make it through a 2-hour shoot. The EN-EL3e's keep me going for days between charges. The AA's now power my 2 SB-600 flashes.

Fiasco
07-08-2008, 08:51 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/mmm.jpg

Taken with a D80 and the 70-200mm VR lens with the light ring

Nice shot!! She is gorgeous!!

toriaj
07-08-2008, 08:55 PM
500 ml, I like both those shots. The colors and bokeh in the ladybug shot are great. I especially like the wasp's (?) pose, like he just scaled this huge obstacle.

Geoff Chandler
07-09-2008, 01:28 AM
kjmdrumz3 ~ I like the creative idea of the photo over the shoulder - and that is some kind of lens too!
Calico - that's a really nice and natural shot - nice model too.
500mL - Good shots from your weekend - I like the Wasp or whatever it was just peeping over the top

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-09-2008, 02:17 AM
About 200 releases to get this one shot but I still like it. Love high speed continious mode.

The veterans were out displaying their refurbished obsolete equipment on the weekend.

Visual Reality
07-09-2008, 03:03 AM
Maybe I used the wrong words the light ring is a ring flash attached to the end of the lens. I find it helps me reduce hot spots. I am really a novice at this so it takes 5 or 6 shots to get a decent one. Thanks for the compliment.:D
Interesting, I thought that was mainly for macro...

Rooz
07-09-2008, 04:57 AM
You guys never cease to amaze me! Here's a pic I took over my wifes shoulder while she was reading a cookbook. Nothing special, just thought it was kind of cool. Man that 50mm 1.4 is SHARP!



stunning shot.

Rooz
07-09-2008, 04:58 AM
Taken with a D80 and the 70-200mm VR lens with the light ring

and another

Rooz
07-09-2008, 04:59 AM
Calico, sweet modeling shoot. I wish to do the same now that I've started to use my V2s with the SB600.

A couple more shots from the holiday weekend.



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2644719394_48cdb3aecc_o.jpg

and another

Rooz
07-09-2008, 05:00 AM
About 200 releases to get this one shot but I still like it. Love high speed continious mode.

The veterans were out displaying their refurbished obsolete equipment on the weekend.

and another.
wow...

K1W1
07-09-2008, 05:12 AM
The veterans were out displaying their refurbished obsolete equipment on the weekend.

The one on the left is a MK1 without a muzzle brake so that would make it probably earlier than 1941 which would make it older than the guys firing it by a long way. I can't tell whether the one on the right is a Mk2 or MK3.

bgrablin
07-09-2008, 06:21 AM
About 200 releases to get this one shot but I still like it. Love high speed continious mode.

The veterans were out displaying their refurbished obsolete equipment on the weekend.

Impressive shot.

500mL
07-09-2008, 07:26 AM
Thanks guys!
I'm all of a sudden so interested in upgrading my D40 to the D80 (I would go for the D300 but I don't think I can spend that much at the moment). It seems like over time, I gradually improved my ways of taking better pictures. I learned a lot from my D40 but I want to learn more from a camera with better features. Should I keep pushing with my D40 and hold off a little longer on the D80? Has anyone made further improvements after upgrading to the D80 from the D40?

herc182
07-09-2008, 07:36 AM
Thanks guys!
I'm all of a sudden so interested in upgrading my D40 to the D80 (I would go for the D300 but I don't think I can spend that much at the moment). It seems like over time, I gradually improved my ways of taking better pictures. I learned a lot from my D40 but I want to learn more from a camera with better features. Should I keep pushing with my D40 and hold off a little longer on the D80? Has anyone made further improvements after upgrading to the D80 from the D40?

the D80 handles way better, has a better resolution and a built in AF motor. If you can afford it go for it.
however, if you already have a camera I might be tempted to wait for the D90 and see if you could get that or get the D80 even cheaper.

anco85
07-09-2008, 07:36 AM
Nice shots everyone.

I really wish this shot was sharper :(
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2653040148_3cc346346f.jpg

truflip
07-09-2008, 10:22 AM
It makes a world of difference for me(I have huge hands)

It feels more balanced and feels sturdier. I'm at about 1300 shots now and not even at half power
Gotcha, I suppose I can always try it on a body at the store first too.
Thanks again!

truflip
07-09-2008, 10:28 AM
Thanks guys!
I'm all of a sudden so interested in upgrading my D40 to the D80 (I would go for the D300 but I don't think I can spend that much at the moment). It seems like over time, I gradually improved my ways of taking better pictures. I learned a lot from my D40 but I want to learn more from a camera with better features. Should I keep pushing with my D40 and hold off a little longer on the D80? Has anyone made further improvements after upgrading to the D80 from the D40?

I tried both the D40 and D80 and I couldnt afford the D80 at first so I got the D40.... that lasted about a week. I could list my reasons for returning that to the store but I ended up saving up through the winter days and bought a D80 in the spring :D no regrets. I'm not sure you'll be taking better pictures with the D80 but for sure you will enjoy taking pictures even more (which could reflect in your photos). Oh yea, the two scroll wheels (thumb and index fingers) are awesome. Only improvement should be that the thumb wheel should be like Canon's xxD line :D:D Anyway, I'm not sure what's goin on with the D90 but I think the D80 is "cheap" enough these days. I got mine (body) for $750 Canadian and that is the lowest I can get here. American pricing should be even less than that no?

500mL
07-09-2008, 12:38 PM
...I got mine (body) for $750 Canadian and that is the lowest I can get here. American pricing should be even less than that no?

I was just at B&H Photo today and you're right, it's a lot cheaper now. The body by itself costs $729. Not sure when I'll pick one up. I want to keep my D40 as a backup but with a tight financial situation, I'll have to relinquish the D40 to get the D80. Also, what's your take about getting a used D80? I just looked at Adorama and there's one for sale for $659. Thanks for everyone that replied btw :)

rawpaw18
07-09-2008, 01:07 PM
If thats all your saving get the new one. Unload the D40 and not worry about a backup. Unless your doing weddings, then rent a backup for the day. 2 cents

500mL
07-09-2008, 01:20 PM
If thats all your saving get the new one. Unload the D40 and not worry about a backup. Unless your doing weddings, then rent a backup for the day. 2 cents

Thanks Rich.
Yep I'm definitely leaning towards on getting one. I think it's time to move up a little bit.
If not this week, most likely next week. Thanks! :D

anco85
07-09-2008, 01:59 PM
I was just at B&H Photo today and you're right, it's a lot cheaper now. The body by itself costs $729. Not sure when I'll pick one up. I want to keep my D40 as a backup but with a tight financial situation, I'll have to relinquish the D40 to get the D80. Also, what's your take about getting a used D80? I just looked at Adorama and there's one for sale for $659. Thanks for everyone that replied btw :)

Well, I just bought a used D80 with 20k clicks on the clock and I couldn't be happier.

It's a fantastic machine

Aldor88
07-09-2008, 02:55 PM
Thanks guys!
I'm all of a sudden so interested in upgrading my D40 to the D80 (I would go for the D300 but I don't think I can spend that much at the moment). It seems like over time, I gradually improved my ways of taking better pictures. I learned a lot from my D40 but I want to learn more from a camera with better features. Should I keep pushing with my D40 and hold off a little longer on the D80? Has anyone made further improvements after upgrading to the D80 from the D40? I'm thinking about the same thing actually, the focus motor is the main reason, Im hungry for a 35mm/f2 prime and the 80-200/f2.8. A few more focus points and the ability to fire a flash off camera wouldnt hurt either.

Not sure if i should wait for the D90 or go for the D80 either, you get some pretty good deals on D80's these days. Well.... I'll have to wait a while anyways as my budget isn't bif enough yet :).

Rooz
07-09-2008, 03:02 PM
i'd keep the d40.

Fiasco
07-09-2008, 07:29 PM
I was just at B&H Photo today and you're right, it's a lot cheaper now. The body by itself costs $729. Not sure when I'll pick one up. I want to keep my D40 as a backup but with a tight financial situation, I'll have to relinquish the D40 to get the D80. Also, what's your take about getting a used D80? I just looked at Adorama and there's one for sale for $659. Thanks for everyone that replied btw :)

I actually bought my backup D80 (body only) a few weeks ago from Adorama. The one I bought looked pristine and had just over 1900 shutter clicks on it. I paid $550 for it. I bought my first D80 from Adorama too back in January, traded in my D50 and paid the difference.

Now Adorama usually has used D80's around $650. The one I bought most recently had no box or manuals, just the body, cables, battery and charger, hence the $550 steal price. I got a MACK warranty on it just in case anything should ever happen.

To summarize: Used D80's are cool; Adorama is super-reliable and if I see a deal on their website I would jump on it.

Off-topic: May trade in my now repaired D80 for one of the used Fuji S3 Pro's on the Adorama website. Hmm...

jemr
07-09-2008, 09:12 PM
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0295_01b.jpg

still having trouble with the lighting, but i'll get a hang of it

Geoff Chandler
07-10-2008, 02:36 AM
One good thing is if you get a D80 - there are loads of D80 users here if you have any questions!
The D40 is more set up for a beggineer in IMHO - but does produce great results, it just has less things you can do with it. I quite like the D40 in fact and would be happy to have one as a backup.
The D80 requires that you input more yourself - but it has a lot of areas of automation if you want partial automation (too many to list) - this can help get you going with great shots.
good luck
Geoff

Rooz
07-10-2008, 03:04 AM
still having trouble with the lighting, but i'll get a hang of it

jemr, wlecome. :)

thats quite significantly underexposed. i think you have either used the wrong settings or your flash was too far from the subject. what is the exif for the shot ?

Turo
07-10-2008, 05:06 AM
Went to visit my parents the other day and snapped this quick shot of them. It s a little overexposed, but I thought it came out pretty nice regardless.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/2620411376_704389dc20_b.jpg
flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2620411376/)

craigyc
07-10-2008, 05:37 AM
Thanks guys!
I'm all of a sudden so interested in upgrading my D40 to the D80 (I would go for the D300 but I don't think I can spend that much at the moment). It seems like over time, I gradually improved my ways of taking better pictures. I learned a lot from my D40 but I want to learn more from a camera with better features. Should I keep pushing with my D40 and hold off a little longer on the D80? Has anyone made further improvements after upgrading to the D80 from the D40?

I have been considering the same as i would love to have a build in AF motor and the larger body. But ive decided to hold it off until the D90 (Hopefully it will be here by end of the year) As it will more likely have better features and I will have saved more money by then or invested in better glass!

jemr
07-10-2008, 06:55 AM
jemr, wlecome. :)

thats quite significantly underexposed. i think you have either used the wrong settings or your flash was too far from the subject. what is the exif for the shot ?

Thanks for the welcome


Here's the exif for the shot

Camera: Nikon D60
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter: 1/160
Aperture: f5.6
EC: 0 step
Light source: Shutter priority


I did not use the flash as there was enough light (or at least that's what I thought).

By looking at this info, what would you have done differently? Should I use the flash even if there seems to be enough light?

Geoff Chandler
07-10-2008, 07:34 AM
Jemr, Which metering mode was that B&W shot taken in ?
It kind of looks like it was centre or spot metered...

Geoff Chandler
07-10-2008, 07:39 AM
Went to visit my parents the other day and snapped this quick shot of them. It s a little overexposed, but I thought it came out pretty nice regardless.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/2620411376_704389dc20_b.jpg
flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2620411376/)
The exposure looks OK on your parents - and they are the subject of the photo - so I wouldn't want to do tooo much to this despite the bright background - unless you want to spend ages darkening the background and fiddling around..Nice photo!!

OK - so a quick selective tweak using curves only does help a little - try this: -