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accord2003
09-01-2008, 09:11 PM
agreed. i love the idea. DEFINATELY worth it. a bit of fiddling.

Rooz. You are my master :) this is what I really wanted. Thank you very much!

accord2003
09-01-2008, 09:16 PM
Nice shot, accord! The flag seems to be flying by itself, I love that!

Sorry Turo. I should have explained the shot further. It was late last night :)

It is not the Statue in NY but in Vegas. I was there this month. I was just trying to time the flag with the least blur. I had to take quite a bit.

Here is another shot of a vegas hotel with the superwide. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2815411298_ae620ca3ab_b.jpg

DownByFive
09-01-2008, 09:45 PM
I have mixed feelings about this one, but I've been trying to do more panoramas, so this is one. The original is 15472x3934 and clocks in at right about 43MB for the full .jpg.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/2819662789_d78abfcc62_b.jpg

Turo
09-01-2008, 10:11 PM
DownByFive, I like it!

Fiasco
09-01-2008, 10:43 PM
I have mixed feelings about this one, but I've been trying to do more panoramas, so this is one. The original is 15472x3934 and clocks in at right about 43MB for the full .jpg.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/2819662789_d78abfcc62_b.jpg

SWEET shot!!!

Rasidel Slika
09-01-2008, 10:44 PM
very nice - you could put that on a wall!

Rooz
09-01-2008, 11:12 PM
downby5, thats an awesome pano !

here's kiwi's favourite bird. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2820741442_f66ff5e4f9_o.jpg

this would have ben my favourite but i was just a little tiny bit too close for the 300/4 and its fractionally within the MFD.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/2820038937_d2b35c1692_o.jpg

K1W1
09-01-2008, 11:28 PM
here's kiwi's favourite bird. :D

Somebody pass me the shotgun quick.

Rasidel Slika
09-01-2008, 11:54 PM
Rooz it's nice but I wish there was more detail on the feathers..

Rooz
09-02-2008, 12:18 AM
spring is in the air...cant wait for nicer weather !

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/2820740402_8d107fc53d_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-02-2008, 03:11 AM
spring is in the air...cant wait for nicer weather !


I can't wait to get faster shutterspeeds from actually having sunlight. The last couple months I've been feeling like I live in Europe. Until I got the interest in photography I'd never have believed how overcast Australia can get in winter.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-02-2008, 06:30 AM
I shouldn't have used capture nx for my pp but it was sure easy.

achuang
09-02-2008, 06:38 AM
Nice shot DPR, did you darken the sky a bit in PP? It works pretty well, my eye is drawn to the brighter flowers in the front.

A shot of mine when I was bored and went out into the backyard. Taken with D70s and Nikon 60mm macro. Popup flash was used for a bit of fill. It's probably the first time I've used the built in flash for months, or years. It does pretty well for fill.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2821528866_def786d3bf_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-02-2008, 06:54 AM
Yeah you caught me out. I only used 2 control points and once I uploaded it I couldn't take my eyes off them they stood out so much. I deleted that shot and uploaded one with many more control points in the sky in it's place. Hopefully it's not so obvious now.

Like your flowers Andrew. Wish I had some of them amongst my weeds:D Still only the 2nd day of spring here.

achuang
09-02-2008, 06:58 AM
This second version is much better, can't tell it's been PP'd. On the original I noticed a bit of a halo around the tree stump, now there's none. I wouldn't have guessed there's much PP on this second version.

Spring's come right on time this year, not soon enough as I've had enough of winter.

Turo
09-02-2008, 07:47 AM
spring is in the air...cant wait for nicer weather !


Rooz and achuang, nice close-ups!

This is an older picture of mine that I decided to get creative with recently (the original version is here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2191781770/in/set-72157607007345708/)). I'm not 100% sure if I like the new one more. I was going for a darker look for the camera's view, and a brighter look on the reflections.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2292/2817377487_a80650b9ef_o.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2817377487/)

tfa8rva
09-02-2008, 08:09 AM
This little guy kept playing with this stick. He was swimming around it, and jumping over it, and just having a good old time.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2819711055_1e674f8fa5_o.jpg

Camerajunkie
09-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Holy.... cow! Nice "catch." Hehehehehehehe

accord2003
09-02-2008, 08:42 PM
DPR. that is a nice picture. your PP is really getting better.

Andrew. nice pic of flower. I am torn between getting the new 60mm or the tammy.

Rooz. nice shot as always.

Turo.. I really like this one. the contrast is very nice.

With all the talk of spring, it is almost Fall here. Next thing it will be -20 and lots of snow :(.

A pano shot of the Falls. I wish it was clearer but they forgot to clean the windows :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2823853192_17af715f1c_b.jpg

toriaj
09-02-2008, 09:42 PM
That's a very nice picture, Accord. I didn't realize the falls were really like that, I've never been there ...

Geoff Chandler
09-03-2008, 03:12 AM
Pitsford Water - at one end looking over the causway
Part of Brixworth Country park in Northamptonshire.
Part of a nice 7.5mile walk around the water.
(D80 & tamron 28 - 200)

K1W1
09-03-2008, 06:55 AM
Some people muck around with tiny little beasties that are covered in various types or hair or fur or feathers. They also spend inordinate amounts of time with multiple flash units very expensive macro lenses and tripods heavy enough to sink battleships. Well here in Melbourne we don't worry about that. We have bugs that require a wide angle lens not a macro lens, they are covered in gold rather then ikky hair and they stand still so tripods are not required.
What more would you expect from the best city in Australia? :D:D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2824959418_019945266f_b.jpg

faisal
09-03-2008, 07:33 AM
hahahaha....nice one K1W1....we had similar plastic bugs on display a few months back here in Dubai. All in the name of art!!!!

SuperCharged
09-03-2008, 05:12 PM
let me know what you guys think :)
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/DfgffSC_0002-1.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/agfglbums/y92/Zincyellow03/DSC_0004.jpg

cincyimages
09-03-2008, 06:33 PM
Since I haven't posted one in a while, here is one from this weekend of the Cincinnati, Ohio Skyline from the 26th Floor of One Lytle Place. You can see more from this set from my Flickr gallery below.

Camera: Nikon D300
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter: 3 Seconds
Aperture: f8.0
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/102528406/original.jpg

Turo
09-03-2008, 06:46 PM
Great pic, cincyimages! 26th floor, were you behind a glass window, or out on some sort of balcony? I tried a similar shot once, but it didn't come out very nicely since the window was very dirty on the outside.

My contribution for today:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2825560002_bf2ab522bf_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2825560002/)

cincyimages
09-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Hi Turo, I was on the roof :)

BTW, if you look at the debris in the middle of the shot, that is the remains from a former parking garage that came down. Once cleared, the foundation for Queen City Square will begin construction. It will be around 630 feet tall.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Lovelly shots Turo, Accord and Cincy. Nice compositions, colours etc. I really wish I had opportunities to get shots like that let alone for executing them well like you did.

LBGChris
09-04-2008, 01:48 AM
Just having some fun with photoshop!

haha.

Rooz
09-04-2008, 04:07 AM
50mm f2
sb900

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/365449481_cov6g-XL.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/2826967419_b20d353658_o.jpg

craigyc
09-04-2008, 04:11 AM
Awesome pic Rooz! You really get the most out of your primes.

K1W1
09-04-2008, 05:45 AM
50mm f2
sb900

Competition practice?
Great shots.

Turo
09-04-2008, 07:43 AM
Isla de Cabra, Puerto Rico:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2824725591_df26d8349d_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2824725591/)

toriaj
09-04-2008, 08:08 AM
Rooz, those colors are gorgeous (and so is the B&W.) Some of my favorite work from you :)

Turo
09-04-2008, 08:24 AM
50mm f2
sb900



I love the reflections in the kid's left eye on the first image! So much detail, WOW!

cincyimages
09-04-2008, 08:44 AM
Competition practice?
Great shots.

I would love to see a photo of Rooz taken that photo to see the angles of the flash positioning. Rooz was that from a ceiling bounce or were you using an umbrella?

Rooz
09-04-2008, 12:43 PM
thanks for the comments guys. :)

cincy, no i dont use umbrellas at home much anymore cos they're always in the boot of my car and i'm generally too lazy to get them out. the flash is on cam and bounced off the ceiling which is around 3.2m high but also using the bounce card to throw some more light into his eyes to bring out as much reflection as possible.

to be honest, i am finding there are some differences in the diffusion of light from the sb900 to the sb800/600. particualrly at close range it seems to give a softer, even light. i cant substantiate that at all mind you...just my impressions. perhaps cos the head is further from the lens ? i dunno. too technical.

otherwise, the 50/300/900 combo works pretty darn well. looking forward to af-s. :)

LBGChris
09-04-2008, 01:30 PM
Amazing shots Rooz!

Here's one from 'Tornado Alley'.

cincyimages
09-04-2008, 07:02 PM
thanks for the comments guys. :)
to be honest, i am finding there are some differences in the diffusion of light from the sb900 to the sb800/600.

I couldn't justify the cost of the 900 even though I could have afforded one. I bought an 800 to go with my 600 and that should serve me well for a while.

tfa8rva
09-04-2008, 08:18 PM
Nice shots everyone.

Rooz, you have a cute kid, and you capture him very well.

Here's an iguana I saw while in the Bahamas.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2810736535_4084903042_o.jpg

accord2003
09-04-2008, 09:24 PM
That's a very nice picture, Accord. I didn't realize the falls were really like that, I've never been there ...

Thanks Toriaj. it is an awesome site. It is even more interesting in the winter when the water is flowing through all the snow and ice.

accord2003
09-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Rooz. wonderful shot of your cute kid. the DOF is just cool.

Kiwi. very funny shot of the bugs. that is closest I would get of one myself :)

Turo, Cindy. LBChris, tfa8rva. great shots.

Two nights of the Falls

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2829047747_c6c2a702b1_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2829046149_806a4af6dd_b.jpg

achuang
09-04-2008, 10:43 PM
Accord, the colours in the falls are amazing and you captured it perfectly. Very mystical.
Here's another shot of my nephew, I know it seems like that's all I post but I'm going away this weekend so hopefully should have more shots.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2829156879_bd5dfa7563_o.jpg
Taken with the 85mm f/1.8. I don't use that lens enough but I should as the bokeh is really nice.

Rooz
09-04-2008, 10:51 PM
accord they are brilliant night shots.
andrew, love the shot mate. great emotion and the lighting is perfect.

the 85 is such a great portrait focal length.

Turo
09-04-2008, 11:05 PM
Accord, that waterfall shot is amazing! I love everything about it!

Nice one, achuang!

achuang
09-04-2008, 11:13 PM
I find 85mm a tad long on a DX body. I think something around 105mm on a full frame body would be ideal for my uses. Those AF-S primes sound very tempting, although somehow I think Nikon will charge an arm and a leg for them. I'll wait and see.

swpars
09-05-2008, 06:55 AM
Achuang, that is a really great portrait of the boy. Thanks for sharing.

Turo
09-05-2008, 07:46 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2828225912_8a7a4a9568_b.jpg

flick link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2828225912/)

Camerajunkie
09-05-2008, 09:04 AM
Turo, I love your Puerto Rico set. :)

Turo
09-05-2008, 12:57 PM
Turo, I love your Puerto Rico set. :)

Thanks! :) I actually have a few more that I have yet to post on my flickr, but I will little by little. I'll share them with you all when I do!

K1W1
09-06-2008, 05:07 AM
Hans deciding whether to wait for a customer or go get a coffee. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2831787965_8c24a34337_b.jpg

rawpaw18
09-06-2008, 05:18 AM
Well don't keep us in suspense, my bet is coffee.

K1W1
09-06-2008, 05:38 AM
Sorry wrong. :D:D
His customer arrived about 30 sec after I took the picture.

Gintaras
09-06-2008, 06:15 AM
50mm f2
sb900

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/2826967419_b20d353658_o.jpg

Rooz, this is very sweet image of a cute little boy (i know he is your nephew), perfect and beautifull. btw, is your nephew charging you for taking photos of him? :p

Rooz
09-06-2008, 06:37 AM
dont let the good looks fool you...Lucas is my son. lol

Turo
09-06-2008, 09:02 AM
I grabbed this sunset in Vieques, small island just east off the coast of Puerto Rico, in the caribbean.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/2832418526_fe697aa420_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2832418526/)

rawpaw18
09-06-2008, 09:32 AM
Crazy skin softening on a 10 year old. Just trying for a softer look.


39522 39523

Fiasco
09-06-2008, 11:02 AM
Crazy skin softening on a 10 year old. Just trying for a softer look.


39522 39523

I honestly like the original picture as is. No softening necessary at all on this one.

K1W1
09-06-2008, 03:28 PM
Crazy skin softening on a 10 year old. Just trying for a softer look.

That's all very well but did the uploader work? :D

TheWengler
09-06-2008, 04:35 PM
dont let the good looks fool you...Lucas is my son. lol

What do you do for PP on the eyes?

SuperCharged
09-06-2008, 05:06 PM
taken today- nikon 80
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/beer.jpg

accord2003
09-06-2008, 06:52 PM
Thank You Andrew, Rooz and Turo

Andrew. love that portrait. I only wish I can do a portrait like that. My shots are usually horrible.

Turo. Your landscape shots are just as good.

K1W1. I was really hoping there might be a reflection of you somewhere. I am still searching on the net :)

rawpaw18. How do you like LR2. is it worth the upgrade?

aparmley
09-06-2008, 07:04 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2833502911_db044423e5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aparmley/2833502911/)

Taken today - Nikon D80 | 35 f/2.0 @ 2.0 | 1/80 | ISO400

JTL
09-06-2008, 09:44 PM
Sunrise...Jones Beach Inlet, NY

Re-sized to 8.5x11"

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/367224899_6RCag-L.jpg

Model = NIKON D700
Exposure Time = 1/320"
F Number = F5.6
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Exposure Bias Value = 0EV
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Off
Focal Length = 65mm
Color Space = sRGB

K1W1
09-07-2008, 02:50 AM
K1W1. I was really hoping there might be a reflection of you somewhere. I am still searching on the net :)

Search my Flickr site if you must.

Rooz
09-07-2008, 03:13 AM
What do you do for PP on the eyes?

15/5/0 unsharp mask in NX2. every now and then i may brighten them up a little using a control point but thats pretty rare and generally only ever needed if no flash is used.

the absolute "secret" for bright, contrasting eyes is your lightsource and achieving perfect exposure and focus. 90% of the time i spot meter off his eyes when in close which is why in alot of my shots i blow highlights somewhere else in the frame.

her are 2 raw unedited files. same time of day, probably within 30seconds of eachother. same light source but there are major differences in the eyes. different metering, different angle.

(large size on flickr). i dont know how to get insert the image so you can click on it for a larger size. sorry. :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2835861690_abcc5a1fb5.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2835861690_abcc5a1fb5_b.jpg)

Rooz
09-07-2008, 03:48 AM
I grabbed this sunset in Vieques, small island just east off the coast of Puerto Rico, in the caribbean.




flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2832418526/)

greta shot Turo.


Crazy skin softening on a 10 year old. Just trying for a softer look.

first of all the shot itself is captivating. i love the treatment aswell, definately gives a softer look and feel. i think thats a nice B&W if you were so inclined...


Sunrise...Jones Beach Inlet, NY

stunning shot. beautiful subtle tonal range.

rawpaw18
09-07-2008, 04:51 AM
rawpaw18. How do you like LR2. is it worth the upgrade?

Only used trial for one day, really like the control point brush stuff ala NX, but it does lag behind at times. I will be using it for a while before I invest the upgrade. Read there is a 15% off coupon which would only make it $84





first of all the shot itself is captivating. i love the treatment aswell, definately gives a softer look and feel. i think thats a nice B&W if you were so inclined...





Already done, thanks for the compliments. Just another candid at the beach.
Going to have to work on eyes though, I had to bring them back in LR2. Thanks for those tips you gave.

K1W1
09-07-2008, 04:58 AM
(large size on flickr). i dont know how to get insert the image so you can click on it for a larger size. sorry.

Exactly the same way as you would for any link. The smaller image goes where the highlighted text would normally be like this. Click on the image (especially for Accord2003 :) )

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2830486168_68c4359346.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2077/2148821210_aa67fd3de0_o.jpg)

Rooz
09-07-2008, 05:03 AM
Exactly the same way as you would for any link.

so what button do i press to insert the file ?
i normally use insert image.

K1W1
09-07-2008, 05:10 AM
Okay a step by step.

Insert the small image file in the normal way so you have (no spaces of course)

[i m g] www . isp . com / photo_small . jpg [ / im g ]

Then hightlight that whole line and click on the insert link icon (the globe with the chain) and paste the URL of the large image in the box and you will end up with (no spaces again of course)

[U R L="http:// www . isp . com / photo_large . jpg"][i m g] www . isp . com / photo_small . jpg [ / i m g ][ / U R L ]

and when you click on the displayed photo_small it will cause photo_large to open in a new window.

rawpaw18
09-07-2008, 05:15 AM
Richard,
Are you aiming for that womans forehead.
Quick story, when my mom and and dad were dating and on a double date. Then men bet on who could come closer to their dates foot
with a dart, my dad won! Ouch! It came out pretty easy.

K1W1
09-07-2008, 05:28 AM
I changed the linked photo.

Rooz
09-07-2008, 05:47 AM
excellent. thanks mate. :)

Rooz
09-07-2008, 05:54 AM
Fathers Day 2008

start off with a trip to the park and a bit of a swing around.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2835229251_de5a6ab19c_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2835228837_e9139e4b75_o.jpg

then give him HIS present which means that i get peace and quiet to move onto more important things...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2835236969_2c36b2fa9e_o.jpg

whack a few steaks on the barbie...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2836067222_da1f4b928c_o.jpg

then enjoy a dose of the amber doctor...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2836067524_9b5f9c3b54_o.jpg

hope the rest of you had a good one. :)

K1W1
09-07-2008, 06:00 AM
and all I did was ride 500km in the rain. :D

Turo
09-07-2008, 12:43 PM
I can't believe this little guy let me get close to him!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/2837149028_ffc12de9c7_b.jpg
flickr site (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2837149028/)

hokeyguy
09-07-2008, 04:06 PM
Nice shots everyone.
It's been a while since I've visited. Here's a manual focus shot from this morning. Not too crisp if it's much larger, I have to work on my focusing skills. It looked good through the lens.:rolleyes:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2836912421_6e485fbcf4.jpg

LBGChris
09-07-2008, 06:48 PM
Nice pics guys! Quick question after seeing that spiderweb: one thing I have not really experimented with is manual focusing on my lens. What are the pros and cons of this? I'm guessing a little more creative control? I usually just leave the lens on auto and shoot in M mode on the camera 99% of the time.

K1W1
09-07-2008, 06:51 PM
I'm guessing a little more creative control?

Got it first time. :D

scupking
09-07-2008, 09:10 PM
P-51 Mustang early in the morning and there is nothing better then the sound.


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture012-3.jpg

Thunderbirds flying past the moon.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Picture507.jpg

LBGChris
09-07-2008, 10:56 PM
Man that moon shot is really cool! Nicely composed.

Here's a little photoshopper... i guess you could say it's nicely DEcomposed.

JerBear
09-07-2008, 10:58 PM
My daughter playing with bubbles.

D80
f/5.3
shutter 1/320
ISO400

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/2839074172_8bf4fd7104_o.jpg

K1W1
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
My daughter playing with bubbles.


That's a Rooz standard shot and that is meant as a compliment to you both.

JerBear
09-07-2008, 11:26 PM
Rooz is another photographer/poster here, no?

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-08-2008, 02:21 AM
Rooz is another photographer/poster here, no?

Look back a few pages of this thread at other people posts and you'll see a few gems from Rooz (and get to see some other lovelly photos from others).

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-08-2008, 03:07 AM
I wasn't initially going to post this since the Sumatran Tiger has significant motion blur and there's a fence in the background. However after going to the zoo and not even seeing the tiger today (and nor did 90% of other patrons) I figured maybe my shot from the other day is not so bad.

The splash is some ducks making a frantic getaway from the lake once the tiger realised they were there and went for them.

accord2003
09-08-2008, 09:49 AM
Sunrise...Jones Beach Inlet, NY

Re-sized to 8.5x11"


Model = NIKON D700
Exposure Time = 1/320"
F Number = F5.6
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Exposure Bias Value = 0EV
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Off
Focal Length = 65mm
Color Space = sRGB

JTL. very nice picture. The D700 is really tempting :)

accord2003
09-08-2008, 09:52 AM
Exactly the same way as you would for any link. The smaller image goes where the highlighted text would normally be like this. Click on the image (especially for Accord2003 :) )



haha. nice one. I have all your messages and photos. It is being analyzed by a super computer. :D

accord2003
09-08-2008, 09:55 AM
Only used trial for one day, really like the control point brush stuff ala NX, but it does lag behind at times. I will be using it for a while before I invest the upgrade. Read there is a 15% off coupon which would only make it $84




Already done, thanks for the compliments. Just another candid at the beach.
Going to have to work on eyes though, I had to bring them back in LR2. Thanks for those tips you gave.

I can only afford one. I am debating if I should upgrade to LR2 or spend it on NX2. That said, I have to upgrade the computer too. argg. the P4 just doesn't cut it for both programs

toriaj
09-08-2008, 05:03 PM
Sunrise...Jones Beach Inlet, NY
http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/367224899_6RCag-L.jpg

That's a great shot JTL, I love the composition. Many beach/ocean sunrise/sets just don't have enough interest for my taste, but I love this one. The foreground colors look quite muted, is that how the scene really was, or PP? D-lighting maybe?

Great shots as usual Rooz, thanks for the tips on eyes.

Rooz
09-08-2008, 05:16 PM
i'm pretty sure thats D-lighting on "High". ever since jtl started posting pics like this, i've turned d-lighting on aswell. lol

K1W1
09-08-2008, 05:31 PM
i've turned d-lighting on aswell. lol

So it's the camera rather than any skill on the part of the person pushing the button then? :)

Actually the D-Lighting function in NX is one of the things that may eventually loosen my wallet it works so much better than any other products equivalent.

Rooz
09-08-2008, 05:46 PM
when you get the d90, (move it mate !), you'll notice active d-lighting produces better results than d-lighting in PP aswell. dont ask me why cos i have no idea. lol

Rasidel Slika
09-08-2008, 05:59 PM
blasted d-lighting!!!!!!

Visual Reality
09-08-2008, 06:03 PM
Careful with the D-Lighting...it can kill shadows if you aren't careful and lessen contrast, making a picture look too "grey".

hokeyguy
09-08-2008, 06:25 PM
Nice pics guys! Quick question after seeing that spiderweb: one thing I have not really experimented with is manual focusing on my lens. What are the pros and cons of this? I'm guessing a little more creative control? I usually just leave the lens on auto and shoot in M mode on the camera 99% of the time.

If I hadn't put it in manual, the trees in the background would have been in focus.

JerBear
09-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Look back a few pages of this thread at other people posts and you'll see a few gems from Rooz (and get to see some other lovelly photos from others).

Ok, it's all figured out in my head now. That's who I thought it was but I wasn't 100% sure. I had initially did a search for Rooz but the search function on this site isn't very comprehensive. Thanks for the heads up guys...

Turo
09-08-2008, 08:49 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2837148938_de022b51b8_b.jpg
flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2837148938/)

LBGChris
09-08-2008, 09:10 PM
A lizard.....

DownByFive
09-08-2008, 11:34 PM
Decided to make a little project for myself...

The resized version is a pretty typical tourist shot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2243/2842381438_50aa2440a8_b.jpg

but here's a 100% crop of the original:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2841563029_a3b109c93f_o.jpg

The original is 23876x10369, or roughly 248MP.

Rooz
09-09-2008, 12:28 AM
wow, thats very impressive. 248mp !! omg !
how many pics is that ?

rawpaw18
09-09-2008, 04:59 AM
Turo, forgot to comment on that shot in Flickr, great colors,
you know, yada yada yada :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-09-2008, 05:51 AM
I had initially did a search for Rooz but the search function on this site isn't very comprehensive.

The search function probably had a heart attack trying to figure which of Rooz' 5,200 odd posts you wanted to look at:D A veritable machine gun poster.

Turo
09-09-2008, 06:33 AM
Turo, forgot to comment on that shot in Flickr, great colors,
you know, yada yada yada :)

hahaha! :D

SuperCharged
09-09-2008, 02:55 PM
28-90 macro - quantaray
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/DSC_0001-1.jpg

Turo
09-10-2008, 07:05 AM
I found this interesting looking flower while hiking through a mountain in Puerto Rico. I tried to take the picture to give it a a "3D" look (using macro mode on the 35-70 for the shallow DOF).


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2845859258_95a6506916_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2845859258/)

JTL
09-10-2008, 09:50 AM
Thank you Rooz, Accord and Tori for your kind words on the sunrise shot! :)

And, yes Tori, that's Active D-Lighting at work...combined with careful use of spot metering and AE-Lock (thank you Rooz for giving me the keys to setting up the camera for flawless exposure operation). That is how the scene looked as the foregroud was in shadow/silhouette due to the low angle of the sun. No more need for HDR or even graduated ND filters for that matter as far as I'm concerned. ;)

And VisReal...there's no more need to "be careful" with Active D-Lighting than with any other component of setting the exposure or any other setting one may choose when photographing a scene. That shot is with it cranked to the max...and I have had unanimous positive reaction to the shot here and in other quarters. Plus, it is a faithful repesentation of the light at the physical location. But, even if it wasn't, the exposure represents my intention. To me, it's all about knowing the light and knowing your camera and ALL of its settings and their behavior in varying shooting situations.. And that's true across-the-board...not just with Active D. Also, I think you may be confusing Active-D Lighting with the after-the-fact D-Lighting effect...

JTL
09-10-2008, 12:43 PM
So it's the camera rather than any skill on the part of the person pushing the button then? :)
I know (well, I hope) you’re being facetious but it brings up something that has to be said. The fact that you get any image at all on any camera has nothing to do with "skill" and everything to do with the technology. The camera is a tool. Some tools are better suited to certain jobs than others and do things differently than others and have features that are different than others. The fact that a hammer happens to drive a nail has nothing to do with skill. It is what a hammer does. But, some people can drive nails straight and some can't. That's a matter of skill. So, I don't like it when people confuse the capability of a tool with the practitioner's application of the tool...even in jest. Sermon over. ;)

Old School
09-10-2008, 01:35 PM
Hey guys, first post- Comments and suggestions welcomed be kind please :)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/more%20d40%20action/peekaboo.jpg

And at the risk of breaking the 1 image a day rule, I'd be really interested in what you guys think of this shot:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/New%20Camera%20Old%20Glass/micronikkor9.jpg

Turo
09-10-2008, 03:56 PM
Welcome, Old School!

The first one is a very nice nice shot. Looks like you used the on-camera flash? I love the second image you put up, she shadows and light reflections on the leaves look great, as well as the bokeh on the background!

Old School
09-10-2008, 04:55 PM
Welcome, Old School!

The first one is a very nice nice shot. Looks like you used the on-camera flash? I love the second image you put up, she shadows and light reflections on the leaves look great, as well as the bokeh on the background!

Yup, you nailed it. 1st shot was with the kit lens of the D40, onboard flash used.

2nd was with that 40 year old 55mm micro nikkor.

Just got this D40 like last month, before that I was shooting with an old Nikon F that I inherited (along with all the glass you see in my sig)

Thanks for the comments :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-10-2008, 08:55 PM
Welcome Old School, cool username.

I think that 1st shot is brilliant, you nailed the focus and DOF perfectly and that blue eye is very attractive. I don't object to the direct flash at all.

I don't really have an opinion one way or the other on the 2nd (leaf) shot. I like the way the leaf edge leads up to the right through the frame and I think it's a great idea. As a preference I think there's a bit much whitish stuff for my taste though.

LBGChris
09-10-2008, 08:57 PM
A little bit better lizard submission that the last one...

Old School
09-10-2008, 09:40 PM
Welcome Old School, cool username.

Thanks :) It's the only way I know how to shoot. Can't figure out autofocus to save my life. This D40 is SUCH a leap from my old F.


I think that 1st shot is brilliant, you nailed the focus and DOF perfectly and that blue eye is very attractive. I don't object to the direct flash at all.

That's high praise comin from you, dude. I've seen your work- I took the time to read every page up to now in this thread. It's all spectacular.


I don't really have an opinion one way or the other on the 2nd (leaf) shot. I like the way the leaf edge leads up to the right through the frame and I think it's a great idea. As a preference I think there's a bit much whitish stuff for my taste though.

Are you referring to the sun reflection in the drops? What exactly does "whitish stuff" mean?

Don't take that as a question on you, I'm honestly just curious. I really, REALLY want to get as good as I can and the way I see it, the more questions I ask, the more I'm able to learn.

Thanks in advance!
-OS

accord2003
09-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Turo. that is a really nice 3D look of the flower!

LBChris. nice sharp picture of the lizard.

Welcome Old School. I like the picture of the leaf myself. I like the little water reflection.

I thought I give it a shot on Mr Peterson's famous picture.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/2844738346_84493a5c2e_b.jpg

K1W1
09-10-2008, 10:12 PM
Try tilting it anti clockwise so the word casino is vertical. I think it will look better.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-10-2008, 10:24 PM
Very nice one Accord, we've got our annual show on at the moment and I almost went just to get a shot like this one you posted. BTW if you're copying Petersons shots, perhaps you could post one like his wife in the pool:D

Thank you old school, I'm just trying my best and learning a little every day with the help of the great people here.

By white stuff, a lot of leaves are whitish underneath, hairs or something I guess. For me that drops the contrast a bit. However as I have a new monitor and I'm not 100% sure on my calibration yet I'm definately not giving a reliable opinion. I like the sparkles in the water drops btw. I think it's a good shot, it's not 100% my taste if you know what I'm trying to say.

accord2003
09-10-2008, 10:32 PM
Try tilting it anti clockwise so the word casino is vertical. I think it will look better.

Thanks K1W1. I adjusted it. I was looking at the wheel too much :eek:

K1W1
09-10-2008, 10:35 PM
I thought I give it a shot on Mr Peterson's famous picture.



That looks better IMO

accord2003
09-10-2008, 10:38 PM
Very nice one Accord, we've got our annual show on at the moment and I almost went just to get a shot like this one you posted. BTW if you're copying Petersons shots, perhaps you could post one like his wife in the pool:D


Thanks DPR. haha. good one!

LBGChris
09-11-2008, 03:13 AM
Tigers.......

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-11-2008, 05:09 AM
Nice tigers, what type - Bengal? Lots of photo ops at a zoo aren't there.

Here's a white Rhino more correctly referred to as a wide mouthed Rhino at Monarto zoo. According to the discovery channel tonight the wild population is up from 50 animals to 14,000 if I heard rightly. Looks like a study in grey to me.

tim11
09-11-2008, 07:05 AM
I think he's doing much better than me at the same age.

rawpaw18
09-11-2008, 09:45 AM
Going to be a sports shooter, both eyes open!

Turo
09-11-2008, 03:55 PM
I know aiming your camera against the sun is bad for it, but sometimes metering against the sun can provide some interesting effects/colors. For example, in this image it gave the sky a dark blue look, blacked out the foreground, while still overexposing the sun. I love how it turned out! And if it hurts my camera, I'll just use it as an excuse to buy a D300! :D


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2849466556_ebb0c9a393_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2849466556/)

K1W1
09-11-2008, 04:00 PM
And if it hurts my camera, I'll just use it as an excuse to buy a D300! :D

Hey I'm glad SWMBO doesn't read this forum.
Maybe my D50 might die soon now that summer is approaching. :D:D
Thanks for the tip.

BTW. I like the shot.

Rooz
09-11-2008, 04:07 PM
i wish i had half you talent.

toriaj
09-11-2008, 04:23 PM
I aim my camera at the sun all the time, no worries :)

Old School
09-11-2008, 05:47 PM
Here's a big ol' shipment of FAIL for you guys to tear apart!

God, I botched this one bad. Any advice?

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/edit1.jpg

Calico
09-11-2008, 06:01 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/Tripodcloseups054copy.jpg

Shot this beauty while out on a stroll. Nikon D80 18-55mm DX with ring flash

bobc4d
09-11-2008, 07:22 PM
nice shroom . . where is it? lol

Calico
09-11-2008, 08:04 PM
nice shroom . . where is it? lol
growing in a nice little spot just waiting to be plucked:)

LBGChris
09-11-2008, 09:45 PM
A desert landscape

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-12-2008, 02:47 AM
God, I botched this one bad. Any advice?


I'd like to think no-one here tears anything apart.. but for constructive critisicysm (god I've forgotten how to spell) this is the place.

It's not botched but perhaps you could have made more of it.
The fence isn't a strong enough element to be worth making the topic so I'd of moved closer to avoid having any fence showing.
The power lines on the right just make me think move forward or left if possible (or photoshop).
I think the bulldozer in the distance could have made a strong central element against the nice sky and ground but perhaps the ground around it was ugly?
Possibly worth moving forward and shooting the bulldozer against your sky.
Just my relative newbies 2 cents worth.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-12-2008, 02:57 AM
growing in a nice little spot just waiting to be plucked:)

My dads advice for those who can distinguish mushrooms from toadstools is to leave a little of the mushroom beside the plate to help out the coroner:D

Todays POTD for me (Confession I've replaced the sky)
Hallet Cove National Park where various ice ages depositied different coloured silts over millions of years which have caused preferential erosion and interesting "sugarloaf shapes".

toriaj
09-12-2008, 12:05 PM
DPR, I like the composition there, but the replaced sky just doesn't work for me. Was the original sky blown out?

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-12-2008, 08:29 PM
The sky was just a sea of white and looks horid.

Funny I know better nowadays and always check the histogram so I don't know how I got the original sky so wrong.

Is there a specific thing wrong with the sky so I can learn better if I do replace a sky again?

Visual Reality
09-12-2008, 09:01 PM
A desert landscape

Since everyone seems to kill their EXIF here...can you tell me your aperture and shutter speed? Thanks :cool:

ooverdrive
09-12-2008, 09:31 PM
D P Roberts beautiful composition....nice framing too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-12-2008, 11:04 PM
A persian leopard.

It's a bit dark because that helps hide the fence effect that obscured the leopards face. I couldn't get any closer to the fence to shoot between the wires unfortunately.

LBGChris
09-13-2008, 03:09 AM
Since everyone seems to kill their EXIF here...can you tell me your aperture and shutter speed? Thanks :cool:

Sure, the shutter speed is 250 and the aperture was around f8 i think.

Rooz
09-13-2008, 03:56 AM
i used to have alot of problems resizing and retaining exif for flickr. i now use faststone image resizer and its absolutely brilliant. it resizes to what i want and adds the simple border. it can even add watermark if you so inclined.

its very simple to use, fast as all buggery and its free.

K1W1
09-13-2008, 07:46 AM
Irfanview rules (but doesn't add borders). :D

toriaj
09-13-2008, 10:48 AM
The sky was just a sea of white and looks horid.

Funny I know better nowadays and always check the histogram so I don't know how I got the original sky so wrong.

Is there a specific thing wrong with the sky so I can learn better if I do replace a sky again?

Capturing the bright sky is one of the hardest things to do IMO, so don't beat yourself up over it. Usually I just try to capture it in-camera, and have the best luck using circular polarizers and/or graduated neutral density filters.

But when I do play with replacing a sky, I really pay attention to what the sky looked like in the shot and try to mimic it as much as possible. I consider, what time of day was it, what direction was the light coming from, how cloudy was it? So in your shot, the lighting looks so even, I suspect it was nearly uniformly overcast? Is that right? If so, I'd try to find a shot of an overcast sky (maybe from another shot that day) and bring in just a little hint of it. Just a little detail. Because if you do too much, it's just going to look fake. HTH

Old School
09-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Along the lines of what Toriaj is doing-

I took a pic during a bright part of the day. I found that it was dang near impossible to get both the sky and the terrain in the detail that I wanted, so what I did was just mount the camera to a tripod and take one shot for the sky, the other for the terrain just modifying the aperture and shutter speed- should be a pretty easy merge once I get around to it.

Turo
09-13-2008, 02:19 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2852940109_6f1fb365dc_b.jpg
flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2852940109/)

LBGChris
09-13-2008, 10:30 PM
Cooooool Turo! Very awesome shot. I really like the focus

TheWengler
09-13-2008, 10:54 PM
Very nice Turo! I like that one a lot.

phys
09-14-2008, 12:32 AM
Thats a great shot of the crab like the focuing alot and the shadows too.

Rooz
09-14-2008, 01:32 AM
fantastic job Turo.
pissing down rain today...but no chance of the "no outside rule."

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/2854795719_7d2c11b621_o.jpg

Turo
09-14-2008, 10:13 AM
Thanks all for the comments!

Wow, nice one Rooz! Killer reflection, and the colors are great!

ooverdrive
09-14-2008, 10:57 AM
Wow Rooz great reflection...the yellow adds to it.

swpars
09-14-2008, 12:08 PM
Rooz - I really like the reflections in the rainwater.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2856090031_02503ce9e1_b.jpg

This is the bunk room of the World War II submarine USS Pampanito (18mm on my kit lens - would have liked a Sigma 10-20). About 30 crewmen slept in this compartment.

N.C.F.
09-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Oh DCResource, I have neglected ye for far too long.=

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2857091761_4aec8fc7b8_b.jpg
I like the more unique view in this. Sunflowers are usually ugly to me, so I made it a goal to get something pretty from it.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2857033809_a42a758b1b_b.jpg
Old 1930's speaker. I love the mood this object carries, made it perfect for b&w. Someone listened to Pearl Harbor, WWII on this, and I wanted my photo to echo the impact of that history.

Thoughts?

K1W1
09-14-2008, 05:50 PM
Thoughts?

I like both shots. I agree with your sentiments about Sunflowers. :D
The Gramaphone shot captures to mood but maybe a bit of grain for more effect?

Turo
09-14-2008, 06:08 PM
Beautiful sunflower shot! I would have maybe taken it so that you could see the entire petals on the top of the image (since you can ALMOST see the entire petal in this region). Not a big deal though, looks good!

swpars
09-14-2008, 06:18 PM
NCF - beautiful shot of the gramophone, I like the angle of the sunlight.

AdamW
09-14-2008, 06:32 PM
That's great, Rooz. The colors, the reflection, the composition--you really nailed it.

Rasidel Slika
09-14-2008, 07:44 PM
Rooz I feel like if I touch my screen my fingers will get wet..

Turo
09-14-2008, 08:35 PM
Rooz I feel like if I touch my screen my fingers will get wet..

Perfect description right there.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-14-2008, 09:14 PM
From pride to frustration in 10 seconds.

Camerajunkie
09-14-2008, 09:45 PM
Such a cutie! I think she'd get along well with my kids by the looks of it, lol.

K1W1
09-14-2008, 10:28 PM
This is the, "Dad if you point that camera at me one more time you are in big trouble" look. Get used to it it becomes the norm with adolescence. :D

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39839&stc=1&d=1221448445

fionndruinne
09-15-2008, 12:44 AM
39844

1/800 sec., f/4, ISO 200 @ 50mm

TNB
09-15-2008, 12:50 AM
I even took a few people shots today....

Actaeon
09-15-2008, 12:52 AM
1/800 sec., f/4, ISO 200 @ 50mm

Excellent! Looks like you're getting the MF down quite well.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-15-2008, 04:52 AM
Fionna I love that street scene.

Rooz if you'll just make fun of my request for cleaning instructions on the 18-200 I'll have to put my clean new macro lens back on and post shots that make you look good.:D Hell now I can take macro shots I start to appreciate how talented some of you other people are.

This little fella was 5mm long or thereabouts and this was the best of a very sorry bunch of happy snaps.

Rooz
09-15-2008, 05:42 AM
nice shot mate. theres that tammie bokeh i know and love.
you;re really gonna have fun with that lens mate. :)

btw: i wasnt kidding, about cleaning, (except for your bd breath :p)
i literally give it a blast with the rocket blower to make sure there is no stray grainy bits there, then i breathe on the lens and wipe clean with an optical celaning cloth. have never used a "solution" in my life. not saying thats a good or bad thing, but my lens' are spotless so it must wok ok.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-15-2008, 05:51 AM
I was just stiring mate. Gave me an excuse to post another shot today:D

I generally just blow and wipe too so if you do the same then I'll stick with that.

I've had a few so my breath would probably count as an ethanol cleaning spray at the moment:D

ssil2000
09-15-2008, 07:07 AM
I generally just blow and wipe too so if you do the same then I'll stick with that.


too easy? i think so... i'll leave this one to kiwi!

Turo
09-15-2008, 07:59 AM
A small side alley in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2281/2858762742_07c1c28747_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2858762742/)

TNB
09-15-2008, 10:07 AM
Very nice colors.

___

Also, from Saturday. "Artsy" sports photos later.

toriaj
09-15-2008, 04:11 PM
Turo, I like those colors too. TNB, great action shot.

Calico
09-15-2008, 06:28 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/A-2.jpg

A little something I shot on Saturday

K1W1
09-15-2008, 06:44 PM
A little something I shot on Saturday

There is an opening there for several comments but I'll leave them to ssil2000 :D

Turo
09-15-2008, 08:57 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2853779478_559c4e5425_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2853779478/)

kilasting
09-15-2008, 09:47 PM
First time posting

Just got my D80 not too long ago and still learning

500mL
09-15-2008, 11:14 PM
This little fella was 5mm long or thereabouts and this was the best of a very sorry bunch of happy snaps.

DPR, that's an awesome macro! I can see the details of that tiny jumper. What kind of lens did you use to achieve it to be that close? Great capture! :D

-500mL

toriaj
09-15-2008, 11:26 PM
Turo, that chicken shot is hilarious.
kilasting, welcome to the forum, you're going to love your d80.

Rooz
09-15-2008, 11:28 PM
Turo, that chicken shot is hilarious.
kilasting, welcome to the forum, you're going to love your d80.

ditto on both.
the chicken is so sharp it looks like a 3d photo.

Rasidel Slika
09-16-2008, 03:52 AM
revisited this shot from Dec 2005.. Pacific Coast Highway, CA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2861664353_b23aaa2051_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2861664353/sizes/o/)
Camera Model: NIKON D70
Image Date: 2005:12:08 20:09:57
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Exposure Time: 0.125 s (1/8)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv: 200
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix

Here is the last interpretation. (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/1454331780/)

good lord it looks crazy saturated lol

Rasidel Slika
09-16-2008, 04:06 AM
love the chicken shot Turo :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-16-2008, 05:29 AM
DPR, that's an awesome macro! I can see the details of that tiny jumper. What kind of lens did you use to achieve it to be that close? Great capture! :D

-500mL

Oops forgot to update my sig.
Tamron 90mm F/2.8 macro SPAF Di

-whatever the hell those letters mean. They sure don't mean auto focus, it's manual focus (which I prefer for tripod shots anyway). Speaking of manual, the price I paid forgetting the lens cheap from asia is all paperwork is in chinese! At least the lens is written in English.:)

Oh btw at 1:1 macro the end of the lens looks like it's about an inch from the subject.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-16-2008, 05:36 AM
Still playing with my lens, nothing special but ever since the lens arrived it's been too windy for outdoor macro.

Shaft
09-16-2008, 06:27 AM
Took this while in Krakow, Poland. I was terrified that he was going to wake up while I stood there with the camera, but luckily he didn't lol.

Nikon D80 with 18-200 VR

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6444/homeless1of1sp3.th.png (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=homeless1of1sp3.png)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-16-2008, 07:29 AM
Shaft that is an awesome photo.

For ease of viewing I prefer not to have to click a link to see it. However I'm glad I clicked your thumbnail to see that great shot a bit larger.

Turo
09-16-2008, 07:40 AM
Beautiful shot, DPR! Is that with the Tamron? I've been considering that lens lately since I have no macro lenses, and the price doesn't seem that bad on it.

EDIT: Just answered my own question by looking at yur other post, it was the Tamron. Cool shot!

Shaft
09-16-2008, 07:55 AM
Shaft that is an awesome photo.

For ease of viewing I prefer not to have to click a link to see it. However I'm glad I clicked your thumbnail to see that great shot a bit larger.

Thanks! I usually always post my photos so you can see them instantly, but when I tried this time I only got a red X.. Hopefully it'll work better next time, I don't like thumbnails either.

TNB
09-16-2008, 10:03 AM
That chicken shot is very clear. What a poiser. ;) Some wild tats on the "bench" guy. :eek:


TNB, great action shot.
Thanks Tori. Probably shoot the ladies match next month against Wyoming. Double header that day, one ladies match and then the men against New Mexico. A few more matches between now and then.

One of my "artsy" photos from the soccer match. No filter by the way.

ooverdrive
09-16-2008, 11:22 AM
Nice angle!!! TNB

Rooz
09-16-2008, 03:36 PM
thats not a lens...THIS is a lens...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2863069807_2d8c5cb476_o.jpg

K1W1
09-16-2008, 04:21 PM
WARNING - IMPOSTOR ALERT!

Look at what the Exif for the photo above says.

Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 4.6 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

I think somebody has been playing with the fairies again. :D:D

Camerajunkie
09-16-2008, 05:18 PM
I thought that picture looked like crap. ;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-17-2008, 03:27 AM
I thought that picture looked like crap. ;)

Blown highlights, washed out contrast yep a fairy shot.:D

Here's a real Nikon happy snap for the Nikon POTD thread.
Edit: Oh and taken with the setting sun on white surf but it still kept some contrast there. Love Nikon:)

rawpaw18
09-17-2008, 04:38 AM
Look at what the Exif for the photo above says.



That is exactly what i did when I saw it on Flickr, had to make sure he did not get some more new gear.

Old School
09-17-2008, 08:35 AM
Today's post-

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/more%20d40%20action/DSC_0096.jpg

**edit**- this was taken with the D40, and the 50mm Nikkor 1.8

Camerajunkie
09-17-2008, 10:59 AM
DPR, that looks painful, lol.

OS, your tank is dirty, lol. Nice picture of Marlin though.

Turo
09-17-2008, 12:11 PM
Halls, halls, and more halls...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2858763894_6b5ceb2f89_b.jpg

flickr link (http://flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2858763894/)

ooverdrive
09-17-2008, 12:12 PM
Great Effort with the 50mm,old school btw I like your signature.

500mL
09-17-2008, 01:06 PM
Haven't posted anything in a while.
I got my Sigma 18-200 back from repair and it looks the way it was when I first got it :D If anyone's planning on getting rid of their Nikon 18-200, lemme know. I might be interested hehe

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2863812189_2c26ea2c62.jpg

Old School
09-17-2008, 06:12 PM
may be violating a rule here, but here's a better shot ;)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/DSC_0076.jpg

Geoff Chandler
09-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Still playing with my lens, nothing special but ever since the lens arrived it's been too windy for outdoor macro.
DPR - love this shot - clearly that Tamron 90mm Macro lens is a goodun
I am betwixt and between over it however.
My Sigma 17 - 70 goes very close - problem is if it were a butterfly I was taking I would scare it away as it gets so very close to get a large magnification (@70mm) - i tried the Sigma 105 macro and that moves me and the camera a bit further away. My 70 - 300 is macro between 200 & 300mm - now I have the opposite problem - this is just to far away sometimes.
I am concerned that the Tamron 90mm will need to get in very close - a bit like my 17 - 70
How is it in your experience...?

Visual Reality
09-17-2008, 07:56 PM
may be violating a rule here, but here's a better shot ;)[/img]
I think the 1st is better.

accord2003
09-17-2008, 09:18 PM
This thread really moves fast.

DPR. Nice picture of the surfer. that must hurt a bit..

old school. nice picture of the clown fish. is that your own tank?

I went up north to try a night shot of the stars. I think there was just too much light from the moon and light pollution.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2847703636_7a95b5e35b_b.jpg

accord2003
09-17-2008, 09:34 PM
Very nice one Accord, we've got our annual show on at the moment and I almost went just to get a shot like this one you posted. BTW if you're copying Petersons shots, perhaps you could post one like his wife in the pool:D

DPR. I thought about what you said. I think it would be better to just write a book.

The book will be called "Understanding Desires". The first photo in the book :D

Twism
09-17-2008, 10:33 PM
I was out in the neighbourhood that I grew up in and made my way down to the river, to see my old house. when I got there the road was washing away with a rough high tide. My options were, get out and get my cam and lens full of sticky, salty seawater spray, or not get a shot :(

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/Amsterdamhoek-high-tide.jpg

Rooz
09-17-2008, 10:38 PM
great shot twism

heres a coupla birds...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2867262376_67b85be7bf_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2867258392_58aed8dd7c_o.jpg

achuang
09-17-2008, 11:01 PM
Those shots are so sharp, are they with the 300 f4? The colour is fantastic

ssil2000
09-17-2008, 11:40 PM
I was out in the neighbourhood that I grew up in and made my way down to the river, to see my old house. when I got there the road was washing away with a rough high tide. My options were, get out and get my cam and lens full of sticky, salty seawater spray, or not get a shot :(

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/Amsterdamhoek-high-tide.jpg

brilliant shot mate!

Rasidel Slika
09-18-2008, 12:03 AM
lovely capture twism.

birds look good Mr. Rooz..

Geoff Chandler
09-18-2008, 12:45 AM
accord2003 - well - I quite like this shot - normally it is quite hard to pick out the stars anyway.. you did really well here!
Twism ~ that really is a great capture! - Love the colours too.
Rooz - as mentioned in the bird thread - superb capture with these two shots!
:cool:

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 03:13 AM
DPR - love this shot - clearly that Tamron 90mm Macro lens is a goodun
I am betwixt and between over it however.
My Sigma 17 - 70 goes very close - problem is if it were a butterfly I was taking I would scare it away as it gets so very close to get a large magnification (@70mm) - i tried the Sigma 105 macro and that moves me and the camera a bit further away. My 70 - 300 is macro between 200 & 300mm - now I have the opposite problem - this is just to far away sometimes.
I am concerned that the Tamron 90mm will need to get in very close - a bit like my 17 - 70
How is it in your experience...?

Geoff, I haven't really got opinions yet. I've never tried shooting macro before and have nothing but my 18-200 to compare it to. Much much shorter working length, much better magnification and 10,000% sharper. I bought on price, it was the cheapest macro lens on offer and Ssil tied up a deal that "I couldn't refuse".
Here's a 100% crop of my son at about 1 m, manual focus in poor light, SOOC.

Love it Accord, coun't me in for buying a copy if thats a sample of "desires".
I eventually noticed there's a guy in the frame - love his expression.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 03:25 AM
A couple of primates, one with the 18-200 and the other with the Tammie (my boy)

Rooz
09-18-2008, 04:07 AM
tack sharp aint it DPR ? hate to tell you this but i reckon your 18-200 is gonna frustrate the crap outta ya all of a sudden. lol

couple more from today.

love the feather detail on this one. the feathrs look like human hair. amazing.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2867734418_eb7f336a0a_o.jpg

and a rock wallaby for cincy with some strange ugly bokeh that i've never seen b4 with the 300.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/2866902305_1513c89bb2_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 04:45 AM
tack sharp aint it DPR ? hate to tell you this but i reckon your 18-200 is gonna frustrate the crap outta ya all of a sudden. lol


It's not a laughing matter Rooz, I was allready frustrated for sharpness at 200mm which I use 80% of the time. Now I'm frustrated throughout the range.:mad:

I really hate shooting with primes though - I'm no good at it. Heck the results from primes look nice though.

Amazing bird btw, the wallaby didn't co-operate with the composition imho (said the apprentice to the master).

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 05:03 AM
It's a foolhardy man who posts a similar shot to one of Rooz's just afterwards but here goes my captive rock wallaby.

Rooz
09-18-2008, 05:05 AM
i'm hearin ya mate. the little bastard wouldnt move. best of a bad bunch. :(

RE primes: you will grow to love them and get used to the flexibility limitation to the point where you even forget there IS a limitation. the performance is just so outstanding. you would need the 24-70/2.8 to match em.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 05:21 AM
A steal at $1,650 USD at B&H ex the USA. Not likely for me.

Rooz
09-18-2008, 05:30 AM
yours is heaps better. thanks for making me feel worse ! lol

ssil2000
09-18-2008, 05:34 AM
damn that is ugly bokeh... never seen one of your 300 shots look like that rooz.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 05:35 AM
Only compositionaly in my opinion.

Yours is heaps sharper and better colours.

I hit mine pretty hard with USM before posting it too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 05:37 AM
Thats a bit over the top isn't it Ssil, I've not seen the U word used about anyones shots lately:D

Old School
09-18-2008, 05:53 AM
Rooz- rough shot, dude, I know how that goes. I feel your pain :(

To answer Accord's question- that's my dad's marine tank.

Here's my animal addition :)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/more%20d40%20action/Patton.jpg

Rooz
09-18-2008, 05:56 AM
damn that is ugly bokeh... never seen one of your 300 shots look like that rooz.

lol i know.
i have no answer for it...no idea why. the only time i've ever seen that and its at 5.6 aswell. right in the zone.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2008, 06:07 AM
Rooz, hope you don't mind. How about this alteration of your original shot.

magic wand a dozen clicks or so in the green (tolerance 40 or so)
select -> modify -> contract -> 10 pixels
select -> feather -> 10 pixels
filter -> gausian blur -> 10 pixels

Rooz
09-18-2008, 06:26 AM
much better thank you. :)

Old School
09-18-2008, 06:35 AM
Nice work, DPR! :cool:

Turo
09-18-2008, 08:18 AM
I was out in the neighbourhood that I grew up in and made my way down to the river, to see my old house. when I got there the road was washing away with a rough high tide. My options were, get out and get my cam and lens full of sticky, salty seawater spray, or not get a shot :(



Wow, stunning shot! Everything about it is great!!!

Here is my little sister enjoying the breeze on top of a castle in San Juan, Puerto Rico:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2356/2864723841_a7f047bbc2_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2864723841/)

Shaft
09-18-2008, 08:36 AM
Dolce Aqua, Italy.

The vespa is standing in front of a church, and It actually belonged to the young priest in there. Too bad I didn't get a shot of him on it :/ I'm usually not a fan of black and white photos wit colored details but I think It worked out pretty good on this one..

Anyway, I still can't post photos directly into the forum, All I get is a Red X. Believe I don't wanna post thumbnails but it's the only thing that works :S

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1619/vespaitalywj6.th.jpg (http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vespaitalywj6.jpg)

Turo
09-18-2008, 10:32 AM
Anyway, I still can't post photos directly into the forum, All I get is a Red X. Believe I don't wanna post thumbnails but it's the only thing that works :S


Try this:

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1619/vespaitalywj6.jpg

If you want to see how I did it, click on "Quote" and take a look at the code I typed. Basically, you have to get the address of the image (not of the website) and put it inside the "" "" tags

Shaft
09-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Try this:

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1619/vespaitalywj6.jpg

If you want to see how I did it, click on "Quote" and take a look at the code I typed. Basically, you have to get the address of the image (not of the website) and put it inside the "" "" tags

I did do that actually.. I hosted the file on imageshack, copied the URL from the "show image directly" box, this URL to be precise: http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1619/vespaitalywj6.jpg, then when I was about to post it I clicked the "insert image" icon, pasted the adress there and clicked ok, and got a red cross. I've posted images before So I can't understand why it doesn't work now... anyway thanks for the help, maybe it works next time :)

trackin951
09-18-2008, 11:18 AM
Here's one I took while wandering around Madrid, Spain this summer:

EXIF:

ISO 320
18mm
F/8
1/40th

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2868416612_9fa54e26bb_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
09-18-2008, 11:21 AM
Some great shots getting posted here..
DPR & Rooz - love those D300 shots - I would be tempted - but I looked at one - it's just toooo big and heavy for my liking - The D80 is borderline - I could be tempted by a D90 maybe - but I still like my D80 anyway - it's just gone away to the hospital for 4 weeks - so I will be commenting only here for a bit - and snapping with my old KM A200
DPR - I think I love that 90mm Tamron Macro - I reckon I will just have to get me one!!

tcadwall
09-18-2008, 05:48 PM
D70s
18-200mm VR @ 200mm
f/5.6
ISO 200
1/640 sec

Cropped to break the rules and put focus on the tires.

Nothing special, playing with slower shutter speeds and showing movement... These guys were running 300mph+ in less than 4sec.

Smith got his dragstrip - I got free tickets.

http://www.inventorypeople.com/img/twistedtyres.jpg

K1W1
09-18-2008, 06:15 PM
Smith got his dragstrip - I got free tickets.


And ear ache? :)

Breaking rules is fun and in this case IMO it works well.

tcadwall
09-18-2008, 07:31 PM
No ear-aches, no ringing... I use my earplugs. However, you REALLY feel it when they open those things up.

Almost as fast as the cars, were the mechanics in the pits. They tear down the engine and re-build it in about 20-25 minutes.

fionndruinne
09-18-2008, 07:33 PM
When I clean carpets I don't necessarily expect to see 17-century Chinese doors built right into the master bedroom... even if the resident has a lot of money.

40002
1/60 sec., f/1.8, ISO 1600, EV -1 @ 50mm - light NR and color edit in Lightroom

It was sure dark, as evidenced by the fact it took f/1.8 and ISO 1600 to get one sixtieth of a second. Sure am happy to have something that'll get the shot though. Especially furtively while I'm supposed to be working.;)

accord2003
09-18-2008, 07:47 PM
Rooz. your pictures of the animals are stunning.

DPR. nice pp work.

Really nice pictures here everyday.

here is one I took a while ago. The clouds are kinda washed out though

josef
09-18-2008, 08:38 PM
Sunset 'practice' at a lake near my home. I absolutely Killed the rule of thirds here but I still think it's not terrible since the reflection on the lake is so dramatic.. lol.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2868649559_00dac53d5b_b.jpg
(image is straight from camera other than some slight sharpening)

Fiasco
09-18-2008, 09:35 PM
I may get banned for this one... but it was SO worth it!! :)

Straight from camera, no post-processing on this one... yet. I have a backlog of work to get through so I'll put this through post with the rest from this shoot eventually.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2868784259/

Fiasco
09-18-2008, 09:37 PM
Wow, stunning shot! Everything about it is great!!!

Here is my little sister enjoying the breeze on top of a castle in San Juan, Puerto Rico:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2356/2864723841_a7f047bbc2_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2864723841/)

Cool shot!

Rooz
09-18-2008, 10:42 PM
When I clean carpets I don't necessarily expect to see 17-century Chinese doors built right into the master bedroom... even if the resident has a lot of money.
.;)

great shot, the noise actually adds to the charm of it.


I may get banned for this one... but it was SO worth it!! :)

Straight from camera, no post-processing on this one... yet. I have a backlog of work to get through so I'll put this through post with the rest from this shoot eventually.

nicely done. looking forward to the rest. lol

Fiasco
09-18-2008, 11:17 PM
Thanks Rooz!!!

K1W1
09-18-2008, 11:32 PM
I may get banned for this one...

You can save yourself from being banned by posting her phone number. :D

I think we have seen that young lady here before. Is that correct or do all young ladies look the same to me now?

Fiasco
09-18-2008, 11:49 PM
You can save yourself from being banned by posting her phone number. :D

I think we have seen that young lady here before. Is that correct or do all young ladies look the same to me now?

First time posting her, actually my first time shooting with her. :)

Rooz
09-19-2008, 12:41 AM
or do all young ladies look the same to me now?

lmfao
:D:D:D:D

K1W1
09-19-2008, 12:52 AM
You wait until you fondly remember when you were young - at 40!

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-19-2008, 02:33 AM
When I clean carpets I don't necessarily expect to see 17-century Chinese doors built right into the master bedroom... even if the resident has a lot of money.


Touche I bet the owners didn't expect their cleaner to take photos either:D

I love the shot though

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-19-2008, 02:39 AM
Anyway, I still can't post photos directly into the forum, All I get is a Red X. Believe I don't wanna post thumbnails but it's the only thing that works :S


What about when you post, write your text as normal then scroll down because below where you type is a yellow border and a "manage attachments" button. Use manage attachments to add your photo directly. Instead of linking to photo hosted elsewhere.