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esp
07-29-2008, 09:14 AM
Great cat pics kjmdrumz3. I am sure we will be seeing action shots of the puppy terrorizing the cat soon.

Here is another shot from the wedding I was talked into shooting. It was in a very dark church and as you can see by my sig I was not quite prepared but there were a few keepers. I used Orton effect on this one and liked it better than the original.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2693800871_e6e0286f69_b.jpg

Gintaras
07-29-2008, 12:56 PM
I just bought a new car (because of gas prices), don't be jealous:

Runs on "human power". :D

Turo, greatings on your new ride, no problems with girls around ??? :p

Gintaras
07-29-2008, 12:59 PM
ESP, the image looks just great to my eye, would you mind to share the trick you did to achieve contrasty blur?:confused:

esp
07-29-2008, 02:28 PM
ESP, the image looks just great to my eye, would you mind to share the trick you did to achieve contrasty blur?:confused:

It is a fairly easy process if you have photoshop. I took this info from a group on Flick:


1.) Duplicate the Background Layer and name it "Sharp"
2.) Duplicate the "Sharp" Layer
3.) Set the blend mode of the "Sharp Copy" layer to "screen"
4.) Right click the top layer and select "Merge Down"
5.) Duplicate the "Sharp" Layer again and name it "Out Of Focus"
6.) Go to Filters - Blur - Gaussian Blur and use a setting between 10 and 20 depending on how much of an effect you want.
7.) Set the blend mode of the "Out of Focus" layer to "Multiply"
8.) That's IT!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/34027799@N00/2675566468

Turo
07-29-2008, 02:40 PM
Turo, greatings on your new ride, no problems with girls around ??? :p

Most girls don't like it because they can't fit in it. :D

TNB
07-29-2008, 04:45 PM
Based on the license plate, is the car stolen? :p

Turo
07-30-2008, 06:00 AM
Based on the license plate, is the car stolen? :p

No, previous owner kept it in his house in Italy. :D

500mL
07-30-2008, 11:02 AM
Some shots from my visit at the San Diego Wild Animal Park over the weekend. Cheers! :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2715519983_feddce94fd.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2715455959_744d354d48.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2715449935_a60b27bf00.jpg

Calico
07-30-2008, 05:46 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/Self411copy.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/Self424copy.jpg

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

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

My wildlife contribution

TDI-Guy
07-30-2008, 06:03 PM
boy, havent' posted in a while.

here I was trying to have fun with 3 SB-800 and one went on the fritz so that left me with one Master and one Remote.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/remoteflash.jpg

Calico
07-30-2008, 07:35 PM
boy, havent' posted in a while.

here I was trying to have fun with 3 SB-800 and one went on the fritz so that left me with one Master and one Remote.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/remoteflash.jpg
I like this shot a lot. The sky is stunning.

Turo
07-31-2008, 05:04 AM
Nice shot, TDI_Guy. I love the lighting!

swpars
07-31-2008, 08:07 AM
TDI Guy, the flash work is awesome.

Here's a couple recent shots of a Chinese dragon dance at the Seattle Seafair parade. D40 + 55-200 VR.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2708990414_04e19b2b55_b.jpg

EXIF data: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swpars/2708990414/meta/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2708989414_46a320e051_b.jpg

EXIF data: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swpars/2708989414/meta/

Rooz
07-31-2008, 02:24 PM
fantastic shot TDI

Calico
07-31-2008, 05:12 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/A2copy.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/SanDiego031copy.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/Self239copy.jpg

More of my "wildlife" shots Hope you like them.

Calico
07-31-2008, 05:20 PM
One last one of the park

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/HighDef012copy.jpg

500mL
07-31-2008, 10:06 PM
Calico,
That last shot is stunning!

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-01-2008, 06:19 AM
Would have benefited by a polariser but oh well.

Aldor88
08-01-2008, 07:35 AM
Decided to edit this one, not 100% satisfied with the result but meh...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2721881311_4ab092d2c3_b.jpg

Turo
08-01-2008, 07:56 AM
Nice one, Aldor! Did you use a flash, or is that the sun reflecting on the rocks on the left side of the image?

swpars
08-01-2008, 09:50 AM
Aldor - whatever your source of lighting on the rocks, I really like how it turned out.

swpars
08-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Here's one from a couple months ago:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/2434995809_33f77d6b4b_b.jpg

Shot pretty much at minimum focus distance of the 55-200mm VR - no close-up filter used. If this was a Tamron or Sigma lens, they'd probably try to call it a "Macro".

EXIF:

Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200

500mL
08-01-2008, 10:13 AM
Here's one from a couple months ago:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/2434995809_33f77d6b4b_b.jpg

Shot pretty much at minimum focus distance of the 55-200mm VR - no close-up filter used. If this was a Tamron or Sigma lens, they'd probably try to call it a "Macro".

EXIF:

Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Swpars,
That's a very crisp shot! Awesome capture!

Aldor88
08-01-2008, 10:38 AM
Nice one, Aldor! Did you use a flash, or is that the sun reflecting on the rocks on the left side of the image?

Thanks. No flash, sunlight.

Rooz
08-01-2008, 05:24 PM
a little hot on the flash on the left.
105VR + R1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2722388794_23469ee810_o.jpg

swpars
08-01-2008, 05:44 PM
The feather detail is insane, Rooz. Really like the shot.

K1W1
08-01-2008, 07:17 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2724210586_6d42ae20d1_b.jpg

Camerajunkie
08-01-2008, 07:26 PM
Rooz,

OMG. That is just........... I can't see that much detail on my own in a bird! Awesome detail in that shot.

scupking
08-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Some awesome shots in this thread. Few I took after a storm with the kit 18-55.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture042-2.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture057.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture032-2.jpg

Turo
08-01-2008, 08:52 PM
Wow, there are some seriously amazing shots being posted here lately! :eek: Here is my contribution for today, taken with my slowly dying D50 and trusty 35-70mm. I snapped this pic on Ft Lauderdale beach. If you notice, the lifeguard tower has 2 flags. Red means high hazard (VERY strong current in the water) and the purple means marine life warning (there was apparently some bacteria in the water). The weather was so nice though, that neither of those things stopped people from enjoying the beach! :cool:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2649157383_e26909c859_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2649157383/)

TheWengler
08-01-2008, 09:50 PM
Here's one from a couple months ago

I like this one. Very nice! :)

swpars
08-01-2008, 10:32 PM
Lukas, thanks a bunch. It's nice to discover what you can get from a cheap lens.

Skupking, nice pictures showing the great minimum focus distance of the D40 kit lens.

If you're interested in getting closer for cheap, you might try the Canon 500D close-up macro filter: http://www.adorama.com/CA52CU250D.html?searchinfo=canon%20500d%20filter&item_no=1

Here's one of my efforts from today with the 55-200mm VR:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2724405242_da0c16dc32_b.jpg

Full EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swpars/2724405242/meta/

Rooz
08-02-2008, 01:29 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2724653930_4cbf001ef4_o.jpg

Gintaras
08-02-2008, 03:54 AM
Cool images Nikonians. Like flowers, like sea beach, like evening sun on the rocks :cool:

Rooz, Sam, your birds are just awesome, wish we had some of them in Alps. Unfortunately all I can capture is a couple of pigeons sh*tting on my terrace every morning, I am nearly to kill them. :mad:

Prospero
08-02-2008, 05:26 AM
Rooz, great shot. Very nice composition.

scupking
08-02-2008, 08:18 AM
swpars nice shot with the 55-200 and I like how that shot came out of the flower Rooz. Ok time for some more, this time with the 55-200 vr. Took these last week in Cape code. Some nice fogy days but I think it adds to the pictures.


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture021-1.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture080-1.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture066-1.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture169-2.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture076.jpg

toriaj
08-02-2008, 10:21 AM
cool shot Rooz, something different!

Prospero
08-02-2008, 02:33 PM
Another picture of my vacation. This is the view from the ghost town of Tiermas:

38549

JTL
08-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Another picture of my vacation. This is the view from the ghost town of Tiermas:

38549Wow, that is some nice shooting!

So, what kind of vacation? Hiking and roughing it? Sorry if you gave trip details in another thread and I missed it.

Looks like somewhere I definitely want to try...

XaiLo
08-02-2008, 03:04 PM
great image prospero, hard to believe it is a ghost town.

Prospero
08-02-2008, 03:16 PM
Wow, that is some nice shooting!

So, what kind of vacation? Hiking and roughing it? Sorry if you gave trip details in another thread and I missed it.

Looks like somewhere I definitely want to try...

Thanks :)
We had rented a house in Portugal for one week and we decided to spread the journey over a couple of days and visit some interesting places on the way. We stayed at several campings on the way. On the way to Portugal, we visited Pamplona and the running bulls festival, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostella. On the way back we drove by the place on the picture, Cognac, and Normandy.

We did everything by car, we didn't do any hiking. Below the village from where I took the picture there was a campsite. It was just about 15 minutes of walking to get to this place.

In the week in Portugal we visited many other nice places including Porto, spend some time in the swimming pool of the house we rented and we helped the local supermarket get rid of the beer they had in stock :). Anyway, it was a lot of fun :D

Prospero
08-02-2008, 03:26 PM
great image prospero, hard to believe it is a ghost town.

Thanks Xailo.
Indeed hard to believe, with that kind of view I wouldn't dream of leaving :D
Anyway, the lake you see was created using a dam, it used to be all farmland, which is pretty much why everyone left. There are quite some more abandoned villages and farm houses near this lake.
Here's a thread with pictures I took there two years earlier, while I was staying there with my parents: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=163789

Rooz
08-02-2008, 05:23 PM
a close knit community.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2726834500_4cbc470312_o.jpg

it wasnt all rosy for the little fellas. a big bad gala came in to spoil the party !

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2726010867_fd95fcceb4_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2726011263_2bb25e1e0c_o.jpg

500mL
08-02-2008, 05:49 PM
While we're at the topic... :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2725277467_9958a979d4_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/2725278515_6e1a35d19e_b.jpg

swpars
08-02-2008, 10:52 PM
Rooz, Sam, your birds are just awesome, wish we had some of them in Alps. Unfortunately all I can capture is a couple of pigeons sh*tting on my terrace every morning, I am nearly to kill them. :mad:

70-200/2.8 L used as a club? Then you can take a good picture of them before you send them to whatever afterlife they go to.

K1W1
08-02-2008, 11:58 PM
it wasnt all rosy for the little fellas. a big bad gala came in to spoil the party !


Galah not gala you goose. :D

Rooz
08-03-2008, 12:17 AM
lol ok...sorry. :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2727676096_065886da5d_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2726847765_f31273f7f7_o.jpg

K1W1
08-03-2008, 01:10 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2726847765_f31273f7f7_o.jpg

Where did you learn to do that then? :D

Rooz
08-03-2008, 01:27 AM
some galah taught me. lol

Rooz
08-03-2008, 01:34 AM
some galah taught me. lol

fussyray
08-03-2008, 07:16 AM
Well, new here, but here I go.

btuner
08-03-2008, 11:02 AM
so now this is the "Pictures Of The Day" thread?

btuner
08-03-2008, 11:08 AM
Money = Fun

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2559347179_94533ae5f7_o.jpg

Aldor88
08-03-2008, 11:15 AM
Money = Fun
Not really, but it does help! :)

anco85
08-03-2008, 12:32 PM
Another day at work :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2729396076_0379080f99.jpg

AMDnut
08-03-2008, 02:03 PM
From yesterday..........

AMDnut
08-03-2008, 02:04 PM
And another for today!!!

LBGChris
08-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Another picture of my vacation. This is the view from the ghost town of Tiermas:

38549

Wow. Beautiful.

Turo
08-03-2008, 07:50 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2649165605_630412b2de_b.jpg

flickr link
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2649165605/)

bgrablin
08-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Money = Fun

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2559347179_94533ae5f7_o.jpg

So did you get to go for a ride? And I'm not talking about the Range Rover. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-03-2008, 08:44 PM
Where did you learn to do that then? :D

Rooz probably did it in camera instead of post since no doubt that would be easier for him.

I'm just jealous.:D

Rooz
08-03-2008, 08:58 PM
DPR, rich wrote out a full tutorial for me after i saw his motorbike poster series. lmfao

RE: in camera stuff. just for kicks, i ran dlighting over the underexposed kyte shots incam. they turned out better in 3 clicks than what i did in PP which took about 15minutes per photo. not joking. that d-lighting shit actually works. lol

Fiasco
08-04-2008, 06:18 AM
RE: in camera stuff. just for kicks, i ran dlighting over the underexposed kyte shots incam. they turned out better in 3 clicks than what i did in PP which took about 15minutes per photo. not joking. that d-lighting shit actually works. lol

Blasted D300!!! :mad:

herc182
08-04-2008, 06:45 AM
Rooz, thats a stunning photo of the tiger...are these the zoo photo shoot you are slowly filtering through?

herc182
08-04-2008, 06:46 AM
Another picture of my vacation. This is the view from the ghost town of Tiermas:

38549

Thats a really beautiful shot. Love the colours and composition.

anco85
08-04-2008, 07:59 AM
It sucks having your shots overshadowed by such works of art.

Oh well, guess I'll just have to do better

esp
08-04-2008, 09:41 AM
Another picture of my vacation. This is the view from the ghost town of Tiermas:

38549
Great shot. Beautiful colors

esp
08-04-2008, 10:08 AM
This is an old military hanger on an abandoned marine base. There are two of these buildings right next to each other and they are massive. It is hard to convey the size but if you look on the side of the building there is a large rollup door that is over 20 feet tall. It was tough to get pictures of them due to the fact that they are completely fenced off and trespassing on a military base did not sound like a good idea. (Click on the pic to see it larger.)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2694454551_7653111d11.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2694454551_7653111d11_b.jpg)

Aldor88
08-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Wow thats a nice pic and good subject, the desaturated look fits well but im not sure about the vignetting. The bigger pic looks a bit soft but thats probably from uploading it on the net. Well done, me likes :)

K1W1
08-04-2008, 03:50 PM
This is an old military hanger on an abandoned marine base.

I assume that it's it's an airship hanger from the 1920s or 30s. I have seen a couple of similar ones at an airforce base south of San Francisco. The airships were based on the west coast to patrol the Pacific.

bobc4d
08-04-2008, 05:31 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2724210586_6d42ae20d1_b.jpg

for me this is a haunting and beautiful picture. very nice K1W1

btuner
08-04-2008, 05:35 PM
So did you get to go for a ride? And I'm not talking about the Range Rover. :)

yeah, there's a new Arnold Palmer golf course community called Seven Falls, opening up basically in our backyard, and they were giving out free heli rides around the property.http://www.sevenfallsnc.com/


our house is the one to the left of the chopper
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2559347231_c088b77040_o.jpg

Aldor88
08-04-2008, 06:45 PM
Never been in a helicopter, must have been fun :)

DownByFive
08-04-2008, 08:30 PM
Taken at Great Falls, VA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2733656121_d85c8865d1_b.jpg

TDI-Guy
08-05-2008, 07:26 AM
Here are two more from this weekend.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/DSC_2030sepia.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/DSC_2108sepia.jpg

Turo
08-05-2008, 10:27 AM
Not sure why, but I thought it would be an interesting shot:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2649165775_c1fc32f4cf_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2649165775/)

JTL
08-05-2008, 11:13 AM
Not sure why, but I thought it would be an interesting shot
I like it...I'm a big fan of "out of context" shots and do it a lot of them myself. Yours works quite nicely IMO...I love the way the light falls off...very nice indeed...

Although, I'm such an OCDer that I would clone out the little bright green spec in the "A". :D

JTL
08-05-2008, 01:40 PM
My first "Nikon Picture Of The Day" image...a very proud moment for me! :D

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/345893728_5zm4V-L.jpg

TNB
08-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Never been in a helicopter, must have been fun :)
It's more fun when there are no doors. Makes it easier to jump out of as well. ;)

LBGChris
08-05-2008, 10:23 PM
There really ARE such things are trailer park paradises!

rawpaw18
08-06-2008, 03:36 AM
Downbyfive Awesome, great way to show the scale of scene. Well done

From my trip up North to Luray

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/2738402502_d036d40624_o.jpg
18mm, 1/500", ISO 200, f/10

Aldor88
08-06-2008, 04:14 AM
Downbyfive Awesome, great way to show the scale of scene. Well done

From my trip up North to Luray
18mm, 1/500", ISO 200, f/10 Nice pic rawpaw, i don't like the fence in the lower right corner tho as it leads me out of the picture.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-06-2008, 06:02 AM
I know it's nothing special and not difficult to take such a photo but I've posted this one because I like it.

Oh and for some reason I liked it more than the shot where everything was sharp, I have both versions and chose this deliberately.:p

Rooz
08-06-2008, 06:09 AM
Here are two more from this weekend.




great looking portraits.


Not sure why, but I thought it would be an interesting shot:



flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2649165775/)

i really like it too.




From my trip up North to Luray


18mm, 1/500", ISO 200, f/10

this is a great shot. never seen you do landscapes before. throwing down the gauntlet eh ?? lol

LBGChris
08-06-2008, 10:29 AM
Portrait of my girlfriend

esp
08-06-2008, 11:02 AM
Taken at Great Falls, VA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2733656121_d85c8865d1_b.jpg
I love this one. Looks like a good way to spend a weekend to me.

Camerajunkie
08-06-2008, 12:28 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2739359542_d29b4c0878_b.jpg

This was my first time shooting with more than one flash. I had the SB-800 on camera, the SB-600 was mounted on a light stand with deflecting umbrella to the left, and there was a curtained glass door on the right. Which added a lot of warm light while the flashes were cooler, I guess. *Sigh* Still learning.

C&C are MORE than welcome.

jsnail
08-06-2008, 01:25 PM
Because I can't help but post Dakota...here she is, doing her "hide" trick. Let me just say that I LOVE my new setup. There was some filtered light through my vertical blinds however the room was far from being lit. I used the 24-70 at 38mm, f/5.6, ISO 250 (whoops, forgot to put it back to 100 from the other night) for 1/60 sec. I DO miss the VR for handheld shots at slower shutter speeds, however I'm ok at 1/60. I used the sb600 at 45 degrees and bounced it off of my ceiling. This is the result :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2739171866_b618692394_b.jpg

TheWengler
08-06-2008, 01:55 PM
CJ - I thought the flash color temperature was supposed to be balanced with the daylight color temperature. I checked out some of your other portraits on Flickr. You got some very nice shots, but I think a few of them are underexposed.

jsnail - Very nice capture.

Rooz
08-06-2008, 04:04 PM
Another crack at the wedge tailed Eagle and another failure. this guy is becoming my nemisis. Better than my last efforts but still not there yet.

we got inside the enclosure with him but he was quite nervous, (so was I !!), so we had to abort for another time. what i want to to shoot up at him against the blue sky to get rid of the piss poor background and use some strobes.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2739157917_54629e6928_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2739159443_ede4c59123_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2739157361_8bfe4b5027_o.jpg

Camerajunkie
08-06-2008, 04:59 PM
CJ - I thought the flash color temperature was supposed to be balanced with the daylight color temperature. I checked out some of your other portraits on Flickr. You got some very nice shots, but I think a few of them are underexposed.


It might be balanced with daylight color temp but the afternoon sun comes through that window/door and I had the warm colored honey brown sheer pulled over it. :)

Yeah, for some reason with DD#2 (that's darling daughter) the flash on the stand didn't go off like it should. Probably my positioning. When I did manage to get it to work right she had her eyes closed. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. :rolleyes:

Aldor88
08-06-2008, 05:40 PM
The last eagle shot is great Rooz, the first is also good but the background int the best.

Here's a night shot for a change.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2739392271_9927693b88_b.jpg

TheWengler
08-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Where do you live Aldor? I love your shots.

Aldor88
08-06-2008, 05:53 PM
Finland, dunno why there's english writing on the wall but i like it :).

Fiasco
08-06-2008, 07:49 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2736921327_f9e053b4d0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2736921327/)

imagesbyjudd
08-06-2008, 10:11 PM
Was at a stadium for band competition, and liked the combination of sunlight clouds and stadium lights.http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2717959779_68527c4f2e.jpg

K1W1
08-06-2008, 10:52 PM
Was at a stadium for band competition, and liked the combination of sunlight clouds and stadium lights.

Is it a case of a higher being saying my lights are bigger than yours? :D

Rooz
08-07-2008, 02:28 AM
cold, raining and lying in meerkat shit. lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2740378421_04c05992db_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/2741201816_6fbdcc1aa3_o.jpg

K1W1
08-07-2008, 02:31 AM
cold, raining and lying in meerkat shit. lol


Any chance of cropping the right side of the picture out? :p

LBGChris
08-07-2008, 02:40 AM
I dunno... how do you guys feel about this one? It's weird but kind of original I think!

rawpaw18
08-07-2008, 03:57 AM
Nice pic rawpaw, i don't like the fence in the lower right corner tho as it leads me out of the picture.

Thats not good, you will not like most of the shots then.:D There was next to nothing to put in the foeground for composition. Got a lot to learn from you, dennis and Phil. You guys make it look easy.




this is a great shot. never seen you do landscapes before. throwing down the gauntlet eh ?? lol

Not much of a gauntlet, all flat land where i live. Haven't seen mountains since I got my camera. Your zoo project seems to be coming along nicely.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2741313360_e8cffee15e_o.jpg

K1W1
08-07-2008, 04:51 AM
Hey I can do this. :D
Wilsons Promontory from Cape Liptrap. The land on the horizon at the right is the southernmost point of mainland Australia.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2694884013_12fdc6770c_b.jpg

Turo
08-07-2008, 04:51 AM
I dunno... how do you guys feel about this one? It's weird but kind of original I think!

I like it!!!

esp
08-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Rooz - I would be a little nervous in a cage with that beast as well.

K1W1 - Looks like a nice right-handed point break down there with no one on it. If that was California there would be 100 surfers battling for that wave.

TheWengler
08-07-2008, 11:30 AM
cold, raining and lying in meerkat shit. lol

Ah, the good life. Nice shots. I checked out the set on Flickr. My favorites are the one you posted here and the 2nd to last one on Flickr. In some of the pictures, they look kind of evil though. Aren't the meerkats the ones that stand on their hind legs to look for predators? Didn't get any shots of them doing that? Maybe there's not enough dogs (or whatever eats them) in the enclosure at the zoo to get that shot...

Gintaras
08-07-2008, 11:39 AM
Nikonians, lovely images.

Rooz, the eagle images are stunning ... and you lying in meerkat sh*t paid off at the end in terms of good images, though your wife (or girlfriend?) probably complained when you came back home :p

Rasidel Slika
08-07-2008, 01:12 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2742437338_ab99a7ece7_b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2742437338/)
Camera Model: NIKON D70
Image Date: 2005:02:15 13:51:42
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 60.0mm (35mm equivalent: 90mm)
Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80)
Aperture: f/4.5
Metering Mode: Matrix

DownByFive
08-07-2008, 02:17 PM
White Oak Falls, Shenandoah National Park

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2741761465_b6c823710c_b.jpg

Nikon D70
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5
f/22, 1 sec.
circular polarizer

Rooz
08-07-2008, 04:36 PM
Ah, the good life. Nice shots. I checked out the set on Flickr. My favorites are the one you posted here and the 2nd to last one on Flickr. In some of the pictures, they look kind of evil though. Aren't the meerkats the ones that stand on their hind legs to look for predators? Didn't get any shots of them doing that? Maybe there's not enough dogs (or whatever eats them) in the enclosure at the zoo to get that shot...

i screwed up that whole set unfortunately. :( the evil looking little critter was one guy who's been in the wars and has a deformed mouth so you can see his teeth. he was the bravest of all of them and just wouldnt get away from the front of the lens. lol

Rooz
08-07-2008, 04:37 PM
White Oak Falls, Shenandoah National Park



Nikon D70
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5
f/22, 1 sec.
circular polarizer

fantastic shot.

AMDnut
08-07-2008, 07:09 PM
From my drive today...

Gintaras
08-08-2008, 01:17 AM
fantastic shot.

100% agree, this amazing

LBGChris
08-08-2008, 01:31 AM
I like it!!!

Thanks Turo!! Nothing like your photos, that's for sure.

rawpaw18
08-08-2008, 03:40 AM
Tried slower shutter speed on some other shots but had no tripod, so they look a little blurry. would of been nice to use on the fountain.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2743163955_57e2c7e9c5_o.jpg

Aldor88
08-08-2008, 05:56 AM
I like the athmosphere in this shot rawpaw, good light as well.

Turo
08-08-2008, 06:23 AM
Time to get back to my specialty: wakeboarding shots! This one here is one of my favorite ones from the latest set (and one of m favorite pics of hte year so far!). I love how you can trace the movement of the bard just by looking at the water splash! C&C welcomed as always.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3017/2661811623_38c3815264_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2661811623/)

Gintaras
08-08-2008, 07:56 AM
Turo, in one word: SPECTACULAR!!!

Aldor88
08-08-2008, 09:40 AM
Wow turo that one's just amazing. :eek:

GaryS
08-08-2008, 09:55 AM
Turo, that is just amazing!

Rasidel Slika
08-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Turo - that is stunning! I love shots like that.

esp
08-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Downbyfive - Beautiful scenery perfectly captured.

AMDnut - I love the plane and the green fields below it. I think a polarizer would have given the sky a deeper blue to help it stand out from the clouds more. Regardless a very cool shot.

Turo - I love this one. I wakeboard as much as I can and would love to get some shots like this. (But, it looks like your friends are a lot better than mine when it comes to wakeboarding)

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-08-2008, 04:23 PM
Wow - just wow.
Some spectacular shots lately on this thread. Very humbling, thanks for sharing. Not wanting to single anyone out but I like your fountain rawpaw and what can I say about that wakeboard Turo.

Rooz
08-08-2008, 04:26 PM
unreal. such a great moment.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Another crack at the wedge tailed Eagle and another failure. this guy is becoming my nemisis. what i want to to shoot up at him against the blue sky to get rid of the piss poor background and use some strobes.



Since the background will be oof why not use a photographic background and save on having to compose the shot against the sky. One less thing to think about.

500mL
08-08-2008, 08:18 PM
I found an interesting subject to shoot just so I can have something to post up on 08/08/08 :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2745885834_0735b2ed2c.jpg

accord2003
08-08-2008, 08:26 PM
I found an interesting subject to shoot just so I can have something to post up on 08/08/08 :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2745885834_0735b2ed2c.jpg

amazing shot. I hope it was taken by a D80 on 08/08/08 :)

accord2003
08-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Time to get back to my specialty: wakeboarding shots! This one here is one of my favorite ones from the latest set (and one of m favorite pics of hte year so far!). I love how you can trace the movement of the bard just by looking at the water splash! C&C welcomed as always.


Turo. just Wow!

rawpaw18
08-09-2008, 03:59 AM
Had a tough time shooting the caverns. Their lights would blow out many
areas while it was too dark elsewhere. The tour rushes through, and no tripods allowed. I was permitted to take my new Wal-Mart $18 monopod though, thank goodness.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/2746573826_1f9f023876_o.jpg
18mm, 1/10"ss, f/4.5, ISO 1600, CW

K1W1
08-09-2008, 04:25 AM
I was permitted to take my new Wal-Mart $18 monopod though, thank goodness.

Don't you mean the walking stick that you require because of the leg injury you suffered many years ago?

Rooz
08-09-2008, 05:16 AM
just being a little silly.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2746688634_74ee6c9785_o.jpg

All Hail the CLS God...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/2746708152_f86d458cfe_o.jpg

K1W1
08-09-2008, 05:19 AM
So does your signature need editing then?

Rooz
08-09-2008, 05:31 AM
just did it. :)
i cant tell you how close i was to a d700 aswell. lol

Camerajunkie
08-09-2008, 07:49 AM
Rooz,

Thanks. I loved the pictures and I seriously laughed out loud. Those are awesome!

If you get the D700, I can send you my address to mail the D300 to, k? :)

Turo
08-09-2008, 08:33 AM
Thank you all for the comments!

rawpaw, love the cavern shot (especially the lighting there)

Rooz, nice one! lol

500mL
08-09-2008, 01:34 PM
amazing shot. I hope it was taken by a D80 on 08/08/08 :)

Thanks accord2003!
Would've been so awesome if I did take it with my D80. Unfortunately, I was using my friend's D70 while the D80 is being remapped for dead pixels :(
It came out pretty sweet than I anticipated though :D

rawpaw18
08-09-2008, 01:34 PM
rawpaw, love the cavern shot (especially the lighting there)



Thanks my friend, needless to say I will add to list of those that absolutely love your wakeboard shot.

500mL
08-09-2008, 01:36 PM
just being a little silly.

All Hail the CLS God...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/2746708152_f86d458cfe_o.jpg

Cool shot Rooz!
How do you take an image of the other speedlights while it's on and using CLS? Are those dedicated strobes?

Rasidel Slika
08-09-2008, 01:47 PM
I found an interesting subject to shoot just so I can have something to post up on 08/08/08 :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2745885834_0735b2ed2c.jpg
nice perspective! not your regular flower shot, I like that. colors came out nice too.

Rooz
08-09-2008, 04:06 PM
Cool shot Rooz!
How do you take an image of the other speedlights while it's on and using CLS? Are those dedicated strobes?

its off. the sbr-200's are triggered with cam flash.

Fiasco
08-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Rooz, congrats on the new arrival!! Still on the fence about getting one of those 900's.

Rooz
08-09-2008, 04:44 PM
i'll do a quick and nasty writre up of it later. there are some really great points about this strobe but there's also some real nikon failures.

K1W1
08-09-2008, 05:24 PM
but there's also some real nikon failures.

Don't tell me they are using yet another RAW format? :confused::D:D

Fiasco
08-09-2008, 05:44 PM
i'll do a quick and nasty writre up of it later. there are some really great points about this strobe but there's also some real nikon failures.

Looking forward to that!

Rasidel Slika
08-09-2008, 05:45 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/2742624412_0f9c4f0e17.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2742624412/)
Camera Model: NIKON D70
Image Date: 2004:07:04 21:08:11
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
Exposure Time: 0.040 s (1/25)
Aperture: f/4.5
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix

K1W1
08-09-2008, 06:41 PM
Yes that is my son outside in the snow in shorts and a short sleeved shirt kicking a Rugby ball. He has put a light weight jacket on and he is building a snow man.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/2748515462_f1fb1c2651_b.jpg

Rooz
08-09-2008, 07:08 PM
brilliant shot

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-09-2008, 08:54 PM
I'm freezing just looking at that shot K1W1.
I'm sorting through old shots today. I was pleased to find this "moment in time".

tfa8rva
08-09-2008, 09:38 PM
Caught this one when some nice storms passed by the other night.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/2743722702_004c7d3308_o.jpg

Rooz
08-09-2008, 11:00 PM
damn !!! thats fantastic ! what a sensational catch !

Turo
08-09-2008, 11:27 PM
tfa8rva,

I already commented on flickr, but that shot is AMAZING!!! You could NOT have timed that any more perfect! Excellent work!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-10-2008, 12:57 AM
Nice shot, the lightening has even obeyed the rule of 1/3rds for you:D

TheWengler
08-10-2008, 01:16 AM
Caught this one when some nice storms passed by the other night.

Wow, that shot is just amazing!

rawpaw18
08-10-2008, 04:13 AM
Caught this one when some nice storms passed by the other night.


Totally awesome capture


Yes that is my son outside in the snow in shorts and a short sleeved shirt kicking a Rugby ball. He has put a light weight jacket on and he is building a snow man.



What is going on down there? Excellent choice of ss, to show snow and motion



I'm sorting through old shots today. I was pleased to find this "moment in time".

Rings, nice saw those dudes on the Olympics last night on the rings, He is going to have to practice a lot.:D Love all the colors, playgrounds make for great kid shots.

Prospero
08-10-2008, 06:43 AM
Caught this one when some nice storms passed by the other night.



Wow!!! Amazing image. The lightning is fantastic, but also very nice compostion and colours.

JBO
08-10-2008, 08:40 AM
I took this picture while paddling on Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks NY. I was on Breecher Island facing West Mt.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20080802072ab.jpg

D80
18mm
10 sec esposure, on a tripod
5.6 f-stop
ISO 100

let me know what you think of this pic

hokeyguy
08-10-2008, 08:56 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2749789870_375596321d_b.jpg

JTL
08-10-2008, 09:38 AM
Incredible dynamic range...here's a case where it is the camera and not the photographer! :D

And the Tamron 28-300 VC is doing very well for itself indeed. Two at the extremes...one at 300mm and one at 28mm...

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/348781938_nftMY-L.jpg

Make = NIKON CORPORATION
Model = NIKON D700
Software = Capture NX 2.0.0 W
Date Time = 2008-08-10 12:29:56
Exposure Time = 1/1000"
F Number = F6.3
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Off
Focal Length = 300mm
Color Space = sRGB

This camera makes even simple snapshots look fantastic (of course, having good compositional skills doesn't hurt either...:D)...

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/349001647_RTQSz-L-0.jpg

Make = NIKON CORPORATION
Model = NIKON D700
Software = Capture NX 2.0.0 W
Exposure Time = 1/125"
F Number = F11
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Off
Focal Length = 28mm
Color Space = sRGB

rawpaw18
08-10-2008, 03:19 PM
I took this picture while paddling on Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks NY. I was on Breecher Island facing West Mt.


let me know what you think of this pic

I love it JBO, very well done.

Rasidel Slika
08-10-2008, 03:44 PM
Caught this one when some nice storms passed by the other night.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/2743722702_004c7d3308_o.jpg
dang that's pretty intense. nice.

tfa8rva
08-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm not as hardcore of a photographer as a lot of you guys, but every once in awhile I surprise myself. Anyhow, I had to keep moving around the city to keep the storm position where I wanted it. I managed to get about six or seven good lightning shots, but none as good as the one I posted.

TNB
08-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Nice lightning captures.

Tried something different last night.

Rooz
08-10-2008, 06:18 PM
that whole series on your flickr site is great TNB.

Fiasco
08-10-2008, 06:31 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2751900516/

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-10-2008, 09:16 PM
Effective pic Fiasco, apart from the pose and backdrop I particularly like the hair layed out.

Lunch anyone? - A "German grill" for lunch with my folks in the Barossa valley a few weeks back. For some reason I need to diet now (started yesterday).

kjmdrumz3
08-10-2008, 11:29 PM
I haven't contributed in awhile so here's a couple of the new puppy:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/2751964015_0873e483eb_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2751964007_fc2e1e5e3b_b.jpg

Fiasco
08-10-2008, 11:39 PM
Effective pic Fiasco, apart from the pose and backdrop I particularly like the hair layed out.

Thanks Dread Pirate!! After going through more of the shots, I actually her other pose better, HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2751486879/). By the way fellas, I'm loving being able to do all the retouching in Lightroom 2 without going into Photoshop. :)

And Dread, that plate makes me hungry!! Not a good thing at 2:30AM... ;)

kjmdrumz3
08-10-2008, 11:43 PM
in Lightroom 2 without going into Photoshop. :)

I dl'ed Lightroom 2 twice and it keeps freezing my comp. I loved LR, but my trial expired :(

Rooz
08-10-2008, 11:47 PM
I haven't contributed in awhile so here's a couple of the new puppy:







too cute man. great pics.

Fiasco
08-11-2008, 12:00 AM
I dl'ed Lightroom 2 twice and it keeps freezing my comp. I loved LR, but my trial expired :(

I've never had any problems with Lightroom on my macbook. Perhaps you didn't have enough memory to run it? As with most image apps, it does take up a fair amount of resources, then again a friend of mine runs Lightroom on a 4 year old DELL laptop with only 512MB RAM... it does freeze up on him.

kjmdrumz23... adorable puppy!! Now why am I still up looking at cute puppy photos at 3am?!?

Rooz
08-11-2008, 02:57 AM
50/1.4 @ 2.8
sb900 bounced off bounce card

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2753130972_992745bc9c_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-11-2008, 03:23 AM
Too cute Rooz.
Nearly 5000 posts mate, now what was that about an inverse square law.:D

K1W1
08-11-2008, 03:34 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2753130972_992745bc9c_o.jpg

I hope that you have him in Mensa (http://www.mensa.org.au/). :D:D

Fiasco
08-11-2008, 05:49 AM
50/1.4 @ 2.8
sb900 bounced off bounce card

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2753130972_992745bc9c_o.jpg

That is such a cute photo!!

Turo
08-11-2008, 11:34 AM
I grabbed this picture of my monitor while my screensaver was on. It is the itunes screensaver, random album covers of the music on my computer. I thought it was interesting!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2708354731_5ecf4053ac_o.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2708354731/)

rawpaw18
08-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Cool Turo,
I have a few of those cd's myself.

Excellent museum if your near the Dulles Airport, $12 to park and entrance is free. Couple of Aircraft to see there:
Space Shuttle Enterprise
SR-71 Blackbird
Enola Gay
Concord

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2754448618_0fddde4f75_o.jpg

Jac
08-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Rock at Dugan Had, Mongolia. D60

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2752873709_5a4c24fbbb_b.jpg

Camerajunkie
08-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Went to some botanical gardens with the fam yesterday. Bought a season pass, so I'm sure y'all will be seeing a lot of pictures from there. I loved it.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2754483812_17629d06f3_b.jpg

Prospero
08-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Rich, nice picture. Looks like a great museum. The aircraft museums we have here in the Netherlands do not have aircrafts nearly as interesting as the ones you mention.

Jac, nice picture. Beautiful colours. You say you took it in Mongolia, were you on vacation there?

CJ, nice picture. Beautiful lighting and colours.

Here are some pictures I took yesterday in the garden of my house with the Kiron:

38847

38848

Camerajunkie
08-11-2008, 12:41 PM
If you are close enough to see the hair on a spider, you're too close. :O

Jac
08-11-2008, 01:21 PM
Yes, I was in that particular area (north of Mongolia) on vacation. But I live in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.

esp
08-11-2008, 01:31 PM
If you are close enough to see the hair on a spider, you're too close. :O

This hairy little fella was waiting on my doorstep friday night. I hate spiders but could'nt help grabing the camera. First of all let me repeat that I hate spiders. Second, the only lens I had with me was my 15-30. Not wanting to put my face within a few inches of this thing I had to get creative. I used a remote trigger and was holding the camera by the flash. I tried for about 10 minutes before the spider wandered away.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2746434174_16f9c2b8ed_b.jpg
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 100

esp
08-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Rooz - Love the shot of the little one.

Aldor88
08-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Cute spiders :)

Heres a shot from today, got my new shoes(the old ones got dirty) dirty taking this shot, it had been raining...I always wear the wrong shoes :<

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/2753969289_9e63640e01_b.jpg

TNB
08-11-2008, 02:57 PM
that whole series on your flickr site is great TNB.
Thanks Rooz.


If you are close enough to see the hair on a spider, you're too close. :O
Agreed. I'd rather be one of the members taking photos of a puppy like the photo posted earlier. :D

One of my airplane shots from the other night.

rawpaw18
08-11-2008, 03:17 PM
TNB, What was the movie?

Aldor that shot rocks, nice job handling the strong low light.

K1W1
08-11-2008, 03:29 PM
I grabbed this picture of my monitor while my screensaver was on. It is the itunes screensaver, random album covers of the music on my computer.


That's cool. Can you do it on a PC or is it Mac only?

Prospero
08-11-2008, 03:50 PM
esp, nice shot. That must have been a very big spider.
The one I took a picture of is larger on the screen then in real life :)

Aldor, great shot. I love the lighting.

Camerajunkie
08-11-2008, 04:50 PM
I'm never going to be able to sleep tonight. *Shivers*

DownByFive
08-11-2008, 04:55 PM
This one was a little outside my comfort zone, as I'm not much into shooting patters and what-not...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2748898976_aa6f902818_o.jpg

Aldor88
08-11-2008, 05:59 PM
This one was a little outside my comfort zone, as I'm not much into shooting patters and what-not...

I like it, maybe a bit more DOF to get the second woodframe just a bit more in focus. I like it in b&w.

TNB
08-11-2008, 06:19 PM
TNB, What was the movie?
It's my understanding that that is the same plane used in the filming of "ConAir."

LBGChris
08-11-2008, 06:20 PM
A cactus flower

Calico
08-11-2008, 07:19 PM
Caught this in Zoro Garden

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

Rooz
08-11-2008, 08:43 PM
The Spider God

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/2754949827_9d7e80d65d_o.jpg

TheWengler
08-11-2008, 09:06 PM
The Spider God

That's pretty cool Rooz. A unique perspective. The color is great as well. How long does it take you to get a shot like that (set up lighting, chase the spider around the log, etc.)?

Rooz
08-11-2008, 09:16 PM
That's pretty cool Rooz. A unique perspective. The color is great as well. How long does it take you to get a shot like that (set up lighting, chase the spider around the long, etc.)?

lighting is pretty easy for me now. just screw the R1 kit onto the lens and mount the sb900. thats that. to adjust on subject you just move the sbr's around on the mounting ring or click them at different angles which again, is very easy.

for stationary stuff i shoot manual flash and thats a bit more fiddling around to get the levels just the way i want. cant do that with moving stuff though.

45mins of looking, then i found him on my monopod's QRP.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2755125719_2f8818000d.jpg

picked him up

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/2755960502_f23d0923f9.jpg

put him on a branch where i want him...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2755126799_dced876fb9.jpg

look up and see blue sky and clouds to the right..."hmmm wonder if i can get him in the sky" then pick him up and move him over again.

the whole thing, (without the waiting/ searching time), took around 10mins and about 40 shots.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-11-2008, 09:55 PM
Wow Rooz, Now that I know you've been learning PP I was suspecting you'd added the clouds in post because they look so much sharper than the trailing edge of the post. We'll done for doing it in cam. Beautifull shot..

Which lens the micro Nikkor 105mm?

Rooz
08-11-2008, 10:16 PM
you are correct my good sir. my PP skills are indeed exceptional. lol
original here:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2755320377_7b4a352d9f.jpg

yes, it is the 105VR btw. too windy today for extension tubes and the 300/4.

rawpaw18
08-12-2008, 04:23 AM
It's my understanding that that is the same plane used in the filming of "ConAir."

Neat, this SR - 71 Blackbird flew a little faster than that one, Cali to VA in just over an hour!
set a coast-to-coast speed record at an average 2,124 mph (3,418 km/h)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2754448962_754cb5e922_o.jpg

1/5"ss (that is why it is not uber sharp), f/4.2, ISO 800, 34mm, CW

LR Max
08-12-2008, 06:12 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2750655492_7000a7eed3.jpg

Taken at the WEROCK event at Rausch Creek, PA a couple weeks ago.

This was the Unlimited Class (which means they can build the vehicle however they want as long as it meets the safety requirements) shootout (shootout is when the top 6 competitors go head to head on an insane course to try and get more points).

This buggy was the winnar!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-12-2008, 07:25 AM
Really crisp LR, nice composition too. I like it.

Rawpaw nice shot, wish we had planes like that here. Top secret only 30 years ago and now you can point a camera at it. The only thing we've got in our A/C museum here is an antique plane (the Southern Cross).

Rooz good idea putting the clouds in. How did you do that? When I paste a new layer in photoshop I can't work out how to move a layer relative to the other layer. I've been wanting to change skies in pictures and this would help.

LBGChris
08-12-2008, 09:21 AM
Death of a Cactus...

TNB
08-12-2008, 09:26 AM
Neat, this SR - 71 Blackbird flew a little faster than that one, Cali to VA in just over an hour!
I've also been up close to the much smaller SR-71 since they have been at the local AFB.

Another example of light painting from the other night.

esp
08-12-2008, 10:08 AM
Here is my latest addition to the board. I used my 50mm 1.8 which is a challenge with moving objects. Without the ability to auto focus more than half of my shots were to blurry to use. To make it even more difficult I had the app set to 1.8 to try and isolate him from the background. I wanted "mom" to be a little more recognizable but oh well. I love the look on his face in this one.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/2756399900_a524aaa88a.jpg
Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Rooz
08-12-2008, 01:50 PM
Rooz good idea putting the clouds in. How did you do that? When I paste a new layer in photoshop I can't work out how to move a layer relative to the other layer. I've been wanting to change skies in pictures and this would help.

i couldnt get him big enuf in the frame to include the clouds aswell so when i took the pic against the blue sky, i moved the camera over a fraction and got just the clouds framing them to the far right of frame.

open the spider pic first, paste the clouds on top of it in a new layer and then just use the eraser ool to rub out the left hand side of the clouds frame to reveal the spider layer.

the secret i think in this for crap photoshop users is to get the tones right cos it means its very easily executed with no other adjustments apart from eraser. i have tried to stick in backgrounds before but have never been able to do it cos the tones look wrong and the edges from where i cut and pasted look to fake. if you take the pic at the same time of day though everything matches up pretty easy.

anytime you need advice in PP, please feel free to ask. i',m an expert. :D

JTL
08-12-2008, 03:39 PM
anytime you need advice in PP, please feel free to ask. i',m an expert. :DLet's see you take a picture of yourself and Photoshop in some modesty! :D:p:D

Sorry, couldn't resist! :D

Rooz
08-12-2008, 04:23 PM
lol you havent been around long enuf to realise that a running joke in this joint is my piss poor PP skills.

JTL
08-12-2008, 04:33 PM
lol you havent been around long enuf to realise that a running joke in this joint is my piss poor PP skills.Ah..I knew you were joking around, but my quip was too good not to use (now that's modesty!)...regardless of the incorrect context...:D

Plus I thought it might make some NZer laugh...

K1W1
08-12-2008, 06:02 PM
Plus I thought it might make some NZer laugh...

If you were referring to me I thought that it was a great suggestion. I'll sit here and await the published shot with modesty inserted.

tfa8rva
08-12-2008, 06:59 PM
My Boat

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/2758664382_69915b7bc5_o.jpg

tfa8rva
08-12-2008, 07:01 PM
I've also been up close to the much smaller SR-71 since they have been at the local AFB.

Another example of light painting from the other night.

Really like this one.

JTL
08-12-2008, 07:21 PM
if you were referring to me i thought that it was a great suggestion. I'll sit here and await the published shot with modesty inserted.;)

..........

Camerajunkie
08-12-2008, 07:28 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/2753646445_105052be49_b.jpg

fionndruinne
08-12-2008, 10:37 PM
My Boat

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/2758664382_69915b7bc5_o.jpg

That's a sweet shot! How did you deal with the strong sunlight? That's an admirable job with dynamic range.

Rooz
08-12-2008, 11:00 PM
commemorate my 5000th post with what else but a bug.
not a particularly good shot but i had to post something.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/2758512139_e73f134a2d_o.jpg

JTL
08-12-2008, 11:12 PM
commemorate my 5000th post with what else but a bug.
not a particularly good shot but i had to post something.

Alright...now you're being overly modest. That is a terrific shot. You have a way with the little critters. It looks as if it's saying "Just what do you think you're doing?"

Happy 5000th post.

K1W1
08-12-2008, 11:56 PM
Definitely not enough modesty inserted. I'm still waiting. :D:D

Conrats.

rawpaw18
08-13-2008, 03:18 AM
Looks great Rooz, thanks for letting us get a post in every once in a while:p

K1W1
08-13-2008, 03:31 AM
Looks great Rooz, thnaks for letting us get a post in every once in a while:p

You bitch. I bet you have been sitting filing your fingernails just waiting to use that line. :D:D:D

LBGChris
08-13-2008, 03:59 AM
How do all of you pros capture images with so much contrast? If you wouldn't mind, could you cruise on over to my Flickr page down below and look through some of my desert photos in my newest sets? I really feel like I'm lacking a lot of contrast and crispness and I'm not really sure why that is. Thanks and loving the last few pages of photos! -Chris

craigyc
08-13-2008, 04:11 AM
One from yesterday in Kent

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2759767636_88bde91b33_b.jpg

tfa8rva
08-13-2008, 05:40 AM
That's a sweet shot! How did you deal with the strong sunlight? That's an admirable job with dynamic range.

Thanks. I think positioning it behind the clouds some helped a bit. I had to do a little pp to get it to look right.

Fiasco
08-13-2008, 05:48 AM
Happy 5000 Rooz, that bug must've thought you were paparazzi with that "huge camera". You even caught a startled expression on the little guy's mug. Nice shot!

rawpaw18
08-13-2008, 02:15 PM
You bitch. I bet you have been sitting filing your fingernails just waiting to use that line. :D:D:D

Maybe just a little:D

Geoff Chandler
08-13-2008, 02:33 PM
commemorate my 5000th post with what else but a bug.
not a particularly good shot but i had to post something.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/2758512139_e73f134a2d_o.jpg
Not particularly good shot? Not particularly good shot?
I'd love to see what you consider a very good shot!!!
This is sharp and in focus - for me that would be a resulyt with insects as they are just about as hard to nail as birds - they don't tend to stick around long enough!
Congrats on post 5000

jemr
08-13-2008, 02:39 PM
here's a picture I took not so long ago. I know it's under exposed, tried editing it, but my skills ... not so good.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0033.jpg

fionndruinne
08-13-2008, 03:16 PM
Not too bad, just bumping up the highlights will help a lot in this case, I think.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-13-2008, 04:33 PM
Nice shot Craig. It works for me as a good example of not shooting to a cliched rule of thirds but going with your gut for a central horizon. Nice expose and interest through the frame too.

Rooz belated congrats on 5000. Doesn't seam long ago you were 3000.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-13-2008, 04:56 PM
How do all of you pros capture images with so much contrast? I really feel like I'm lacking a lot of contrast and crispness and I'm not really sure why that is.

Since I can't see any answers from the better photographers on the site I'll give you my ideas:D

Alter your composition, shoot a lighter subject against a darker backdrop by changing your camera position where possible.
Alter your lighting direction eg to get side lighting or prefferrentially lit areas. Eg an off cam flash blasting in from the side will light the subject but not the background thus increasing contrast.
Use the range on your lens where contrast is better, my shots with the 18-200 have cruddy contrast at F4.
shoot in raw and tweak curves in photoshop to increase contrast in the midrange and generally adjust exposure.

I don't mean to be arrogant presuming to answer your question. Your shots on Flikr are better than my shots, I'm just trying to help.

LBGChris
08-13-2008, 06:21 PM
Since I can't see any answers from the better photographers on the site I'll give you my ideas:D

Alter your composition, shoot a lighter subject against a darker backdrop by changing your camera position where possible.
Alter your lighting direction eg to get side lighting or prefferrentially lit areas. Eg an off cam flash blasting in from the side will light the subject but not the background thus increasing contrast.
Use the range on your lens where contrast is better, my shots with the 18-200 have cruddy contrast at F4.
shoot in raw and tweak curves in photoshop to increase contrast in the midrange and generally adjust exposure.

I don't mean to be arrogant presuming to answer your question. Your shots on Flikr are better than my shots, I'm just trying to help.

Uh, my shots on Flickr aren't better than yours buddy. You're sure you looking at the right one?? haha.

Thanks for the tips, I am very new to photography and I didn't know most of that stuff.

How do I know what f stop on my lens provides the best contrast? Trial and error or is there some kind of rule?

rawpaw18
08-13-2008, 07:49 PM
here's a picture I took not so long ago. I know it's under exposed, tried editing it, but my skills ... not so good.


What program do use, I played a little in Lightroom, brought up the exposure
.75 plus a little tweaking. Good looking kid for sure.

38908

Geoff Chandler
08-14-2008, 01:32 AM
here's a picture I took not so long ago. I know it's under exposed, tried editing it, but my skills ... not so good.


Rawpaw's tweak is very nice
Looking at your image - it is lacking in the highlights- ie the L/H side of the histogram: -
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff217/geof0711/Helpfull/edit1.jpg

Simply lifting the highlights in curves makes some improvement:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff217/geof0711/Helpfull/edit2.jpg

Not as good as Rawpaws - but this was a 5 second tweak without any care or attention
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff217/geof0711/Helpfull/edit3.jpg

Alternatively you can tweak the curve to bring up some of the backround at the same time..
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff217/geof0711/Helpfull/edit4.jpg

If you play around with it in both these areas I am sure you can get a result like the one Rawpaw did..
good luck

anco85
08-14-2008, 01:58 AM
I feel ashamed. Haven't picked the D80 up in ages.

Took these about 2 or 3 weeks ago. My mom wanted me to take a few photos of her new puppy and print them out for her.

Which border do you guys prefer?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2750164885_1c92f0f123.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2750139759_927544a3db.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/2750985330_81403320b7.jpg

craigyc
08-14-2008, 04:18 AM
Thanks DPR. Yeah I have to work on my composition for sure. I kind of wish there were grid lines in the viewfinder to remind me to do it but i'm sure all it needs it reminding myself about the composition before I take a shot!

Here is another one from the same day. Not sure it looks right cause I edited it on a different monitor.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2758970703_20b294dfb6.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-14-2008, 05:27 AM
Anco the middle frame for me but then I'm biased since I copied that frame from Rooz for my photos.

Craig I prefer the other shot since I'm always taking leading line photos myself and I'm trying to teach myself not to (sometimes). Nice shot though I'm sure many others will prefer it. I might have prefered slightly darker grass. I'm assuming you used a polariser to keep the lovelly blue sky, nicely done.

Hey I've only just noticed it's a shot of Kent, I was born there but have never seen it as an adult. Nice.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-14-2008, 05:37 AM
How do I know what f stop on my lens provides the best contrast? Trial and error or is there some kind of rule?

Err dunno. Thats the sort of question I ask here and hope someone answers:D
For me at least my 50mm F1.8 gets good contrast around F4 (according to Rooz) - F8 (and I personally think drops off above F14). Contrast on my 18-200 looks yuck below F7.1 and stays nice to F22 at least to me.

I'll confess I tweak curves on every single shot that I think is better than a happy snap. I don't do it in camera though by changing from standard to vivid, I want to control it myself.

jemr
08-14-2008, 07:24 AM
rawpaw and geoff, Thanks!!

here's what it gave me :

before :

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0033.jpg

After:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0033c.jpg

CC welcomed!! trying to get better!

Pastorbbc
08-14-2008, 10:40 AM
First time post. Thanks for looking

D300
105 VR with 1.4x
FNumber: 6.3
Focal Length: 150
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 225
ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Taken today Aug 14 2008

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2763321282_f244925b0c_b.jpg

swpars
08-14-2008, 11:51 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2760844137_00fc8ac1ac_b.jpg

A friend's cabin in Eastern Washington State. Shot with D40 & 18-55mm II at 18mm in JPG. Should have shot RAW as there were some highlights lost in the clouds.

JTL
08-14-2008, 01:22 PM
Here is another one from the same day. Not sure it looks right cause I edited it on a different monitor.

Looks great. A really well exceuted shot that draws you in. Good subject choice, good exposure, good composition, good editing. Nicely done.

K1W1
08-14-2008, 04:30 PM
First time post. Thanks for looking

D300
105 VR with 1.4x
FNumber: 6.3
Focal Length: 150
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 225
ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Taken today Aug 14 2008



Rooz is going to hate you. :)
Not only do you have his camera but you shoot his bugs as well as he does. :D

JTL
08-14-2008, 04:37 PM
Rooz is going to hate you. :)
Not only do you have his camera but you shoot his bugs as well as he does. :DNow, now...however nice that shot is...I do think the man from Oz would have had a little better critical focus, don't you think? I say, give the man his due. I mean, he gets such good bug shots, you'd almost think.......:D

Pastorbbc
08-14-2008, 06:19 PM
Well, being brand new here -- and having no idea what you guys are saying -- I'll say "Thanks"
I think :)

Rooz
08-14-2008, 06:31 PM
welcome aboard Pasto. very nice shot. good to have another bug shooter in the house. :)

Here is an interesting shot about how one camera turned the professional photography world on its head.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_tt/2759038384/sizes/o/

credit for photo: ross_tt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_tt/

rawpaw18
08-14-2008, 07:22 PM
Here is another one from the same day. Not sure it looks right cause I edited it on a different monitor.


Love it


rawpaw and geoff, Thanks!!


CC welcomed!! trying to get better!
Looks much better


First time post. Thanks for looking



Welocome Pastorbbc, nice first post.

JTL
08-14-2008, 09:18 PM
Well, being brand new here -- and having no idea what you guys are saying -- I'll say "Thanks"
I think :)It's a really cool shot...:)

JTL
08-14-2008, 09:23 PM
Here is an interesting shot about how one camera turned the professional photography world on its head.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_tt/2759038384/sizes/o/

credit for photo: ross_tt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_tt/Is the point that there are almost as many gold ring lenses as white lenses? Because, frankly, I've never seen that many at a sporting event, ever.

Rooz
08-14-2008, 10:30 PM
yes. normally it is 99% white.

K1W1
08-14-2008, 10:40 PM
yes. normally it is 99% white.

Yep the tide is definitely ebbing when it comes to the fairy wings ruling the Pro Sports photographer arena. :D

JTL
08-14-2008, 10:57 PM
Well if a certain company didn't totally f-up their auto-focus, maybe they wouldn't have been so vulnerable. There is simply no excuse for a mulit-billion dollar company to have engineering disasters of that magnitude, especially on multi-thousand dollar equipment...

But, I don't want to start WWIII so I'll stop...:D