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trackin951
09-19-2008, 06:12 AM
Nice photo's everyone! Here is a shot of a staple food in Spain, Jamon Serrano. It is so so tasty.

ISO 250
200mm
F/ 5.6
1/25 sec

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2863806662_f903f418ea_b.jpg

Turo
09-19-2008, 09:50 AM
More shots of Puerto Rico!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2864726301_d2b6a91060_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2864726301/)

Geoff Chandler
09-19-2008, 12:19 PM
Some great posts here recently - I cannot post anything new here for a while as I am 'Nikonless' for a few weeks while my D80 gets Pixal mapped and a clean up/service.
(Resorted to my KM A-200 today as I still needed a fix!!!)

staindvans
09-19-2008, 04:09 PM
first post here so i thought i'd share a picture right away

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2850909445_cb6c1762e9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/staindvans/2850909445)

fionndruinne
09-19-2008, 04:31 PM
Touche I bet the owners didn't expect their cleaner to take photos either:D

I love the shot though

Well, my boss pretty much knows that in this town he can either hire a responsible young guy who might take an occasional discrete photograph, or the other kind of young guy who might take other things.:cool:

TNB
09-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Nice "roo" photos (rock wallaby).

Welcome Stain.

Recently returned from the LA County Fair and though almost all my photos are of horse racing, I did click a few non-horse racing photos including this hand held shoot before I left.

K1W1
09-19-2008, 04:53 PM
first post here so i thought i'd share a picture right away

Welcome. Where is the location?

Shaft
09-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Another one from Italy, This one's taken in Portofino

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3036/dolcegz6.png

Finally I managed to post the file correctly, I had to go to www.imagehosting.com instead, dunno why :S

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-19-2008, 07:35 PM
Cleaning out my shed with my dad. This "little" fella was a little fiesty and almost got my dad. Same size and shape as a big redback but wrong colouration.

Not one of our dangerous 4 species but I wasn't game to get too close or set up all the gear so this was handheld MF with direct flash holding the camera upside down. Using the new Tammie. I've worked out how to get the Tammie autofocussing now so I'm happy.

TNB
09-19-2008, 08:41 PM
You can keep those bugs. ;)

Rooz
09-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Cleaning out my shed with my dad. This "little" fella was a little fiesty and almost got my dad. Same size and shape as a big redback but wrong colouration.

Not one of our dangerous 4 species but I wasn't game to get too close or set up all the gear so this was handheld MF with direct flash holding the camera upside down. Using the new Tammie. I've worked out how to get the Tammie autofocussing now so I'm happy.

i stomped on a redback last night. scary little bastards.
not sure your watermark particularly suits that shot though. lol

Rooz
09-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Nice photo's everyone! Here is a shot of a staple food in Spain, Jamon Serrano. It is so so tasty.

very nicely done. love the dof and the focal point is perfect.


More shots of Puerto Rico!




flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2864726301/)

stunning as always.


Nice "roo" photos (rock wallaby).

Recently returned from the LA County Fair and though almost all my photos are of horse racing, I did click a few non-horse racing photos including this hand held shoot before I left.

fantastic shot mate. i love it.


Another one from Italy, This one's taken in Portofino

Finally I managed to post the file correctly, I had to go to www.imagehosting.com (http://www.imagehosting.com) instead, dunno why :S

love the shot, the blue tones are beautiful. have you got a flickr account ?

K1W1
09-19-2008, 08:58 PM
i stomped on a redback last night. scary little bastards.


One more plus for living in Victoria - no Redbacks. :D

TheWengler
09-19-2008, 09:32 PM
Recently returned from the LA County Fair and though almost all my photos are of horse racing, I did click a few non-horse racing photos including this hand held shoot before I left.

Very nice shot!

Geoff Chandler
09-20-2008, 02:38 AM
Cleaning out my shed with my dad. This "little" fella was a little fiesty and almost got my dad. Same size and shape as a big redback but wrong colouration.

Not one of our dangerous 4 species but I wasn't game to get too close or set up all the gear so this was handheld MF with direct flash holding the camera upside down. Using the new Tammie. I've worked out how to get the Tammie autofocussing now so I'm happy.

Tammie on my Birthday list - so - what is the issue with Autofocusing??
Excellent shot - flash doesn't ruin it - nice and sharp too.

Rooz
09-20-2008, 03:20 AM
not the best shot, but my first with my own 14-24. focus spot on, blisteringly fast in af-c mode. reminds me why i will only buy af-s lens' from now on.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2872364264_6a7d229dce_o.jpg

K1W1
09-20-2008, 04:14 AM
Give me kids playing sport or motorcycles any day.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2872434280_bc9c34195f_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-20-2008, 05:14 AM
Tammie on my Birthday list - so - what is the issue with Autofocusing??
Excellent shot - flash doesn't ruin it - nice and sharp too.

Autofocus or manual is set by sliding the focus ring forwards or backwards. It's actually pretty good but caught me by surprise as I just didn't remember (and bought a cheapie with chinese documentation). I like manual for macro anyway so it wasn't a biggie but I was struggling to judge focus on the kiddies running around.

You won't regret buying the lens, it's very sharp and versatile. Here's a differnt shot with it. Blwoing the red channel is my fault not the lenses. My first reason to look at the histogram in three channels instead of combined.

Lukas is growing up Rooz.

staindvans
09-20-2008, 08:06 AM
Welcome. Where is the location?

Its from Copper Falls state park in Wisconsin

Turo
09-20-2008, 11:01 AM
not the best shot, but my first with my own 14-24. focus spot on, blisteringly fast in af-c mode. reminds me why i will only buy af-s lens' from now on.


Ahh I see you went ahead and bought it, congrats! That is a beast of a lens!

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-20-2008, 06:12 PM
After much thought this was the best I could do. I think the white petals and very dark centre made it harder than it should have been.

I trust it suits my watermark better.

Visual Reality
09-20-2008, 06:41 PM
If the petals were white, what happened? If it's an exposure problem, maybe shoot a bracket of 2 shots - -1 or -2 EV apart and combine them.

Just a thought.

TNB
09-20-2008, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the compliments. The photos on this thread also appear to be getting sharper and sharper. Today, I had to get up pretty early....

fionndruinne
09-20-2008, 07:07 PM
Got to play with a cougar the other day, and no, I don't mean the car.:cool:

40089
1/80 sec., f/1.8, ISO 1600 @ 50mm

TNB
09-20-2008, 07:49 PM
How cuuuuuuuuuuuute!

Rooz
09-20-2008, 08:04 PM
After much thought this was the best I could do. I think the white petals and very dark centre made it harder than it should have been.

I trust it suits my watermark better.

yepp, this is definately underexposed by i reckon 2 stops. i've shot these flowers alot and imo you need to make the white petals pop to ull it off. i often try and back off a step and let in some light towards the far corner to bring a bit more ambient onto the blue centre. if you spot meter off the petals it will turn out perfect SOOC.

remember that the orange bits will always stand out more than the centre blue cos its so dark so imo, the closest orange bits to the lens should be the focal points, to me it looks like you focussed a little too far back.

here's a quick rework.

Rasidel Slika
09-20-2008, 08:04 PM
love the balloon shot - - feel like I'm there! kinda. :)

nice cougar shot too.. how exactly does one get to "play" with a kitty cougar??

LBGChris
09-20-2008, 11:29 PM
Love the cougar! What a cute shot!

Fiasco
09-20-2008, 11:58 PM
From one of today's jobs... My D80 actually co-operated with me today for the most part... only stalled once today. I love my Tamron 70-300mm!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2874833424_6455ef1879.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2874833424/)

fionndruinne
09-21-2008, 12:12 AM
nice cougar shot too.. how exactly does one get to "play" with a kitty cougar??

Well, pet it, let it gnaw on your fingers (ouch! Sharp!), that sort of thing.

That little gal was only three weeks old, bigger than most housecats but still wobbly and unable to see much more than a foot in front of its face. Charming little thing though.

- A

Shaft
09-21-2008, 11:49 AM
love the shot, the blue tones are beautiful. have you got a flickr account ?

Yes Indeed,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/axelmadsen/

Still using the free version though, so it might take a while before new pictures are added :D I'll just post them here instead..

N.C.F.
09-21-2008, 01:24 PM
Yes Indeed,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/axelmadsen/

Still using the free version though, so it might take a while before new pictures are added :D I'll just post them here instead..

Some good stuff their, though many feel over-saturated. Maybe this was a PP choice? Good example would be the shot of the boat in the water, looks almost un-natural.

Shaft
09-21-2008, 03:27 PM
Thanks man, I know a lot of them are I just like playing around in Lightroom lol... I'll work on it even though I kinda like the un-natural look ;) thanks for the heads up

trackin951
09-21-2008, 05:05 PM
Here's one from my first real photo shoot. My good friend and great musician Noah Woods. We shot for over an hour before it poured... But did get some great shots. More to come later in the week.
Check him out:

http://www.myspace.com/noahwoodsmusic

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2876434989_2e15ae055a_b.jpg

Oh and lay off my awesome signature. It took a lot of work to make that

Turo
09-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Nice shot, trackin! I like the lighting.

My picture for the day: Splash!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2876445379_c668567630_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2876445379/)

accord2003
09-21-2008, 09:32 PM
Turo: Great Shot. I like the details of the splash

Tracking: nice shot. btw, is that a reflection or something else on top of the door. just wondering.

TNB: The sunset picture is simply stunning.

fionndruinne: very cute cougar :)

photojoy
09-21-2008, 09:42 PM
hi all, i am new to the forum and love the photos. what a wonderful world we live in. so many things to fill our lenses with.

photojoy
09-21-2008, 09:49 PM
can't wait to get out there some more

K1W1
09-21-2008, 10:44 PM
I shot a Virgin yesterday.:D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2875066776_bc16d7dd79_b.jpg

K1W1
09-21-2008, 10:46 PM
hi all, i am new to the forum and love the photos. what a wonderful world we live in. so many things to fill our lenses with.

Welcome. Just be careful or some people around here will have you shooting bugs before you and your bank manager know it.

500mL
09-21-2008, 11:34 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2876351819_8bd3f5a75b_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 01:30 AM
here's a quick rework.

Thanks Rooz. I shouldn't have posted my last shot but instead considered it a bit. What Rooz posted is what I thought I'd posted but plainly didn't.:(

Fiasco, who are you trying to kid calling that work:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 02:08 AM
Hopefully this makes up for the last one.
It was an easier subject than those white petals.

Rooz
09-22-2008, 05:36 AM
Righto you landscape gurus, i'm comin to get ya. its gonna take me a hellova long time, but im coming ! lol

The Land that Time Forgot.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2878975760_243a5c4110_o.jpg

Storm Front

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2878140997_ae46a3dede_o.jpg

Bass and Flinders Point

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2878973400_73b5e64675_o.jpg

Shaft
09-22-2008, 05:49 AM
Nice one Rooz. Where did you take that?

K1W1
09-22-2008, 06:29 AM
Righto you landscape gurus, i'm comin to get ya. its gonna take me a hellova long time, but im coming !

So what's the story? Have you decided to buy the 5DII after all? :D

Rooz
09-22-2008, 06:44 AM
this lens is not a canon mount and it is f*cking brilliant..indispensable. AND there is a new af-s fitty !! so that should answer your question. lol

Turo
09-22-2008, 06:45 AM
Wow, great shots Rooz!!!

Love the symmetric shot, DPR! Beautiful colors too!

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 07:24 AM
Nice one Rooz. Where did you take that?

I'll go out on a limb and guess Port Hacking:D
New South Wales on the east coast of Australia

Love shot 1 Rooz.

Old School
09-22-2008, 07:43 AM
Brilliant shots, Rooz. Those are *very* kick assets :)

Old School
09-22-2008, 07:44 AM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/orchid6.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 07:55 AM
Nice orchid, I like the pastel colours.

I struggle to resist the lure of the jetty for photos.:)

Old School
09-22-2008, 08:53 AM
That's a shot of beauty, right there, DPR. Love the depth to it :)

Turo
09-22-2008, 09:12 AM
Old School, which lens did you use for that? I've never had bokeh look like yours does in that image (the grid-like pattern on the bright areas at the top half of the image).

DPR, nice one! Makes me want to leave work and go surfing!

Old School
09-22-2008, 10:21 AM
Old School, which lens did you use for that? I've never had bokeh look like yours does in that image (the grid-like pattern on the bright areas at the top half of the image).


What you're seeing is a screen.

That's the 55mm Micro-Nikkor from my sig.

The Orchid was on my mom n' dad's back screened in porch- I took the shot focusing on the orchid, with the trees behind the screen in the background.

Saw the screen in it, thought it gave it an interesting effect.

LBGChris
09-22-2008, 01:40 PM
Nice capture DPR! Perfectly framed.

JTL
09-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Righto you landscape gurus, i'm comin to get ya. its gonna take me a hellova long time, but im coming ! lol

The Land that Time Forgot

Storm Front

Bass and Flinders Point

Seriously good stuff. It didn't take you long at all. Just one outing, I'd say.

But, please, Rooz, can't you just stick to bugs? Most of us know we can't shoot bugs. Now you're shooting landscapes? Now you're raising the bar there? Well, O.K then...that just means the rest of us will just have to start shooting better...right everyone? ;)

K1W1
09-22-2008, 04:09 PM
But, please, Rooz, can't you just stick to bugs? Most of us know we can't shoot bugs. Now you're shooting landscapes? Now you're raising the bar there? Well, O.K then...that just means the rest of us will just have to start shooting better...right everyone? ;)

I'm going to be in serious trouble when Lucas is old enough to start playing Soccer. :D

Turo
09-22-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm going to be in serious trouble when Lucas is old enough to start playing Soccer. :D

...or wakeboard! :D :D :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 06:22 PM
I'm going to be in serious trouble when Lucas is old enough to start playing Soccer. :D

LOL.

Thanks Turo and others for the kind comments on my umpteenth jetty post.:)

Life is too short, Steve my neighbour died on the weekend. Enjoy your kids while they're still small, indulge your hobbies etc. My babies are sprouting up before my eyes.

toriaj
09-22-2008, 07:11 PM
Gorgeous shot, DPR. Jetties never get old :)
Rooz, I really like the idea of Land that Time Forgot, but what about those halos? Believe me I know tree branches are the worst for halos.

Even though I know you'll show me up in no time, I'm still excited to see your landscapes :)

edit: how 'bout you just stay out of Wyoming for me? :D :D
re-edit: I take it back. Come here and teach me how to shoot :D

K1W1
09-22-2008, 07:55 PM
edit: how 'bout you just stay out of Wyoming for me? :D :D
re-edit: I take it back. Come here and teach me how to shoot :D

Your worried?
He's only one hour and fifteen minutes away from me on a plane. :mad:
At least you have the US Customs Service to give him a hard time at the border.

gsusmaniac
09-22-2008, 08:40 PM
My friends over on the west coast tell me I dont send them enough pictures of myself...so I am trying something new. Playing with my wireless remote....CC more than appreciated!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/2880732288_322ec4d735_b.jpg

JTL
09-22-2008, 08:53 PM
Hey...I simply can't let Rooz start posting landscapes without posting one myself! Comin' at 'cha Roozy...:D:D:D

The promenade at Verena on Lake Como...

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/378415547_7Dvth-L.jpg

Visual Reality
09-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Wow either that pic is oversharpened or something else about it hurts to look at it...

Any sharpening applied there JTL? It looks like a good photo that was maybe a bit overcooked...

Rooz
09-22-2008, 09:07 PM
i think thats high d-lighting on too bright a day.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 09:09 PM
Wow either that pic is oversharpened or something else about it hurts to look at it...

Any sharpening applied there JTL? It looks like a good photo that was maybe a bit overcooked...

I wasn't brave enough to mention my thoughts but I concur.

I'd love to see it with less contrast and less USM.

Don't tell me you're lucky enough to actually live near Lake Como, not just holiday there?

JTL
09-22-2008, 09:15 PM
Wow either that pic is oversharpened or something else about it hurts to look at it...

Any sharpening applied there JTL? It looks like a good photo that was maybe a bit overcooked...Rooz is right. Got to watch the Active D in bright afternoon sun. Too much contrast as DPR noted as well. Also, there was a bit of grain in the sky, so I applied a a touch of NR, but did not change the default sharpening that the NX2 NR applies...which was obviously a mistake! I will attempt to undue the damage after I get two or three days sleep...:D

Update: O.K., in NX2 I pulled the sliders for shadow and highlight compensation down to zero, effectively eliminating the Active D-Lighting effect. Also, no sharpening at all was applied after the fact (but, I did not eliminate the effect of the in-camera sharpening setting). It is better...a subtle, yet profound difference. I forgot to straighten this one, though! Thanks everyone for the feedback...

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/378467766_CPUBh-L.jpg

Rooz
09-22-2008, 09:49 PM
more importantly, how was your trip mate ?

K1W1
09-22-2008, 09:49 PM
The promenade at Verena on Lake Como...



Now tell me that the old guy pulled in the Aston Martin that they lost in the lake while filming the new James Bond movie recently. :D

Rooz
09-22-2008, 10:30 PM
Gorgeous shot, DPR. Jetties never get old :)
Rooz, I really like the idea of Land that Time Forgot, but what about those halos? Believe me I know tree branches are the worst for halos.


i redid it now and i think it works better. what do you think ?

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2008, 11:09 PM
It's a lot more subtle now to tell it's been through NX. Nice post processing.

I think I prefer it for that reason but it's hard to compare a good shot against my memory of a good shot if you know what I mean.

I think you've mastered landscapes, don't post any more. Perfect your soccer skills instead.:D

toriaj
09-23-2008, 12:02 AM
Um I think the haloing is better Rooz, but it's still there. Especially in the gap where the tree branches in a circle-type shape on the right, and in the hollow where you can see under the log on the left, and just above that same log. You updated your original post, #7044, right? Meaning the version in that post is the new version?

fionndruinne
09-23-2008, 12:35 AM
Yeah, I know, little furry things are all I've been shooting recently.

40243

toriaj
09-23-2008, 12:50 AM
That is really adorable. Did you do some kind of blur/Orton on it in PP, or does the puppy really look that dreamy?

fionndruinne
09-23-2008, 12:57 AM
No, in fact this was a quick and dirty edit in Picasa, I actually sharpened the photo overall (you can kinda see some grain in the bokeh). It's mostly just a matter of focusing on the nose or whiskers with a large aperture (f/3.2 here). If I'm lucky, the eyes are just out-of-focus enough to look soft and "dreamy".

Rooz
09-23-2008, 01:08 AM
Um I think the haloing is better Rooz, but it's still there. Especially in the gap where the tree branches in a circle-type shape on the right, and in the hollow where you can see under the log on the left, and just above that same log. You updated your original post, #7044, right? Meaning the version in that post is the new version?

lol...yes tori, that is supposed to be the "improved version". lmao

unfortunately i didnt notice the shadow on the young fellas face, all i needed was for him to take half a step forward. dumbass. otherwise i like this one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2881806378_ca645f523f_o.jpg

K1W1
09-23-2008, 01:10 AM
Now he's into motorcycles. :mad:

Anybody want a 20k click D50 plus accessories. There is no point any longer.

BTW:
I have one word for you Mr Rooz. ATGATT

Rooz
09-23-2008, 02:18 AM
i did shoot a few with a d90 today. it was brilliant. i'll wait for the "official" reviews but to my eyes the d90 was cleaner at 1600 than the d300. i'll give it a good run soon.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-23-2008, 02:18 AM
But he's not panning them yet K1W1.

Love that border style Rooz, the drop shadow is beautifull. Nice exposure too.

K1W1
09-23-2008, 02:29 AM
But he's not panning them yet K1W1.


For Gods sake don't give him any ideas.
Adelaide isn't that far from his place and maybe there is a certain pier there that needs some photographic attention. :D

ssil2000
09-23-2008, 04:30 AM
what the hell is going on... i dont check this site for 2 days and rooz is shooting landscapes and motorcycles and shooting a d90??? something is just not right here...

rooz are you sure you dont want to get that new canon?

JTL
09-23-2008, 05:34 AM
more importantly, how was your trip mate ?Painful! I don't think I'll ever go hiking again! :D:D:D

Rooz
09-23-2008, 06:01 AM
i get the feeling that you blokes are takin the piss outta me here. lol :D

K1W1
09-23-2008, 06:09 AM
i get the feeling that you blokes are takin the piss outta me here. lol :D


Promise to leave Landscapes, Sports and Motorcycles out of your photographic repertoire in future and we might be nice to you again. :D

achuang
09-23-2008, 06:10 AM
Gotta love the aussie presence here. :p

Old School
09-23-2008, 07:51 AM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/babybackowen.jpg

Turo
09-23-2008, 08:07 AM
Splash #2!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2876426645_4c705e4832_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2876426645/)

Camerajunkie
09-23-2008, 09:19 AM
GS,

You have pretty blue eyes, but other than that, I couldn't tell you much. Your portrait was WAY blown out.

Turo,

Gorgeous water! I'm wondering if it would have been more calendar worthy with less rock and more water? Or would that have been too blah?

To everyone else,

I just don't see what's so special abut Rooz' shots. I mean, they aren't bad n all, but I'm pretty sure my 11 year old can do the same with a point n shoot. :P

;)

gsusmaniac
09-23-2008, 10:14 AM
It wasnt meant to be a true photo..it was actually a pretty horrible picture! I just though I would screw around in photoshop with it and thats what I came out with. More artsy than photography I guess.

N.C.F.
09-23-2008, 03:30 PM
It wasnt meant to be a true photo..it was actually a pretty horrible picture! I just though I would screw around in photoshop with it and thats what I came out with. More artsy than photography I guess.

I think it'd be a pretty decent effect if you were able to retain the detail. Almost a reverse shadowing lol.

gsusmaniac
09-23-2008, 04:12 PM
I might play with it more and see what happens...

N.C.F.
09-23-2008, 06:08 PM
I've lately been dreaming up all these for photos in my head. I'm not pro, and don't have the gear to achieve high profile lit scenes, so i've been trying to work with what I have. Here's the fruits of my first real attempt to get an image in my head, out :

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2883799410_6045597e17.jpg


Its somewhat... scandalous imagery, but looking beyond that I really wanted to test my composition, perspective, and use of blur to bring emphasis to sharper areas. Comments and critique please.

fionndruinne
09-23-2008, 06:30 PM
Cool lighting. It's pretty good, but you might want to get closer to the out of focus end of the rope, in my own humble opinion.

N.C.F.
09-23-2008, 06:33 PM
Cool lighting. It's pretty good, but you might want to get closer to the out of focus end of the rope, in my own humble opinion.

Not understanding. Closer as in physically too, taking it out of the frame? I haven't processed the whole set yet, and I have some that I shot literally inside the noose.

Rooz
09-23-2008, 06:51 PM
i like it NCF.
heres the last of the set from the other day.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2883910654_cb4be6c25f_o.jpg

K1W1
09-23-2008, 08:20 PM
So now he's including New Zealand in his photos (read the plaque). Does this guy have no shame?

500mL
09-24-2008, 08:38 AM
Picked up a brand new Sigma 10-20 off craigslist and walked around the city to see its capability.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2884051316_27aab4b7e1_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2883217475_0bff0b95fb_b.jpg

Gintaras
09-24-2008, 10:23 AM
Got to play with a cougar the other day, and no, I don't mean the car.:cool:

40089
1/80 sec., f/1.8, ISO 1600 @ 50mm

wait till this kitty grows up and takes you for a lunch :D

Gintaras
09-24-2008, 10:25 AM
From one of today's jobs... My D80 actually co-operated with me today for the most part... only stalled once today. I love my Tamron 70-300mm!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2874833424_6455ef1879.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2874833424/)

hey, posting photos of sexy chicks should be prohibited :p

seriously, love the image

trackin951
09-24-2008, 01:51 PM
hey, posting photos of sexy chicks should be prohibited :p

seriously, love the image

Umm, your banned!

lol

Turo
09-24-2008, 03:04 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2858761032_68a0a1264a_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2858761032/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-24-2008, 04:54 PM
Damn that new Tammie 90mm. I'm getting better results digitally zooming it than I get optically at 200mm from my 18-200.

Zoo yesterday through a cyclone wire fence (hence the odd bokeh)

Aldor88
09-24-2008, 09:10 PM
Hmm been looking at the tammy, more samples pls :).

500mL wow nive church shot, i like the b&w conversion.

Fiasco
09-24-2008, 10:57 PM
hey, posting photos of sexy chicks should be prohibited :p

seriously, love the image

Thank you!! :cool:

Aldor88
09-25-2008, 01:45 AM
Woke up early today to catch the sunrise, got some pretty good pics but haven't had time to edit them yet. Heres a quick edit on one of them, gonna redo it properly when i have time. The sky went a bit overboard :).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2886379323_e9a310b740_b.jpg

I posted another much less edited pic from the same spot in the landscape thread.

Rasidel Slika
09-25-2008, 01:51 AM
hey, posting photos of sexy chicks should be prohibited :p

seriously, love the image
how bout somethin like this?



:p

Rooz
09-25-2008, 03:59 AM
Damn that new Tammie 90mm. I'm getting better results digitally zooming it than I get optically at 200mm from my 18-200.

Zoo yesterday through a cyclone wire fence (hence the odd bokeh)

lol sounds to me like you just got a double-dose of how much of a difference really good glass makes. pick up a 35/2 for your kids shots and your world will never be the same again. :D


Woke up early today to catch the sunrise, got some pretty good pics but haven't had time to edit them yet. Heres a quick edit on one of them, gonna redo it properly when i have time. The sky went a bit overboard :)..

beautiful as always.

Visual Reality
09-25-2008, 04:02 AM
how bout somethin like this?
Can you say camel toe?

Turo
09-25-2008, 10:28 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2877278570_fc568e8f08_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2877278570/)

500mL
09-25-2008, 10:37 AM
500mL wow nive church shot, i like the b&w conversion.

Thanks Aldor!
That extra wide lens is a lot of fun to use :D

trackin951
09-25-2008, 11:03 AM
Here's one for ya. Shot while canoeing down the Hillsborough river. That's my friend in the picture. I really like this one.

"One with Nature"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2888080484_d393d35bb0_b.jpg

Shaft
09-25-2008, 11:30 AM
Can you say camel toe?

Can you say who the hell cares this chick looks hot? :)

Aldor88
09-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Some more early morning mist

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/2886641089_eed348be49_b.jpg

Visual Reality
09-25-2008, 02:23 PM
American Lung Association Corporate Cup, Omaha, Nebraska

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Corporate%20Cup/CorporateCup11.jpg

Geoff Chandler
09-25-2008, 02:53 PM
Damn that new Tammie 90mm. I'm getting better results digitally zooming it than I get optically at 200mm from my 18-200.

Zoo yesterday through a cyclone wire fence (hence the odd bokeh)

I hadn't even considered that you can use the Tammie 90mm macro for 'normal' shots!!
It's already on my shortlist and birthday list - shots like this just mean I am even more convinced that's the one to go for next...

K1W1
09-25-2008, 04:21 PM
how bout somethin like this?



I know it's light hearted and I know that I'm probably in the minority but I'm not comfortable if this this the direction that we are heading with pictures here. There are better locations for this type of image IMO.

I've said my piece.

Rasidel Slika
09-25-2008, 05:44 PM
I know it's light hearted and I know that I'm probably in the minority but I'm not comfortable if this this the direction that we are heading with pictures here. There are better locations for this type of image IMO.

I've said my piece.
yeah, it was light-hearted. I don't expect it to go in this direction either. I've edited my post.

Camerajunkie
09-25-2008, 05:51 PM
Thanks for editing. I'm guessing I'm really glad it's been edited.

There ARE women who like to read here and occassionally post. I know it's a shocker, but there ya have it.

Aldor, I adore the last two you've posted. WTG.

Rooz
09-25-2008, 05:59 PM
Here's one for ya. Shot while canoeing down the Hillsborough river. That's my friend in the picture. I really like this one.

"One with Nature"



great shot and an even better idea/ title. i think it could use a crop though.

Rasidel Slika
09-25-2008, 06:06 PM
Thanks for editing. I'm guessing I'm really glad it's been edited.

There ARE women who like to read here and occassionally post. I know it's a shocker, but there ya have it.

Aldor, I adore the last two you've posted. WTG.
good to know. I'll only post pictures of naked men from now on. :p

Camerajunkie
09-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Dude, some men are seriously scary. Have you seen the self-portrait thread here? ;)

Rasidel Slika
09-25-2008, 06:41 PM
good point. I'll only post landscapes and buildings from now on. :)

K1W1
09-25-2008, 07:22 PM
Thanks for editing. I'm guessing I'm really glad it's been edited.

There ARE women who like to read here and occassionally post.

Plus 2.
Thanks for the edit but I don't think it's necessary to be female to have concerns.

Let's all move on with just stirring Rooz about is choice of a rubbish camera and his terrible technique. :D

Rasidel Slika
09-25-2008, 08:35 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2568984163_faf5968b88.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2568984163/)

Fiasco
09-25-2008, 10:02 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2568984163_faf5968b88.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2568984163/)

Sweet shot delobbo!! Nice and sharp. Love the colors and detail.

I was going to post something new, but I have re-considered given the nature of my kind of photography. Those that would like to see it can view my flickr page.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Love the boat Turo.

Here's for revisiting an old subject of mine (with more appropriate glass).
NB uncropped and not full magnification.

Rooz
09-26-2008, 01:03 AM
dayum...look at the detail in dem wings ! wow.
nice job.

downtrodden
09-26-2008, 01:08 AM
wow indeed Dread...

what lens was this with!?

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-26-2008, 01:09 AM
Thanks mate:D

What detail, did you mean this SOOC 100% crop?

iso400

herc182
09-26-2008, 01:33 AM
Picked up a brand new Sigma 10-20 off craigslist and walked around the city to see its capability.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2884051316_27aab4b7e1_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2883217475_0bff0b95fb_b.jpg

Do you like the lens then? I must admit, of all my lenses this one seems to show the lowest contrast, but man, I can almost get me ears in the shot at 10mm. Definately at its best from f8 onwards.

Great shots and use of Black and White

herc182
09-26-2008, 01:35 AM
Love the boat Turo.

Here's for revisiting an old subject of mine (with more appropriate glass).
NB uncropped and not full magnification.

how did you get so close to that? Have you been watching "Inner Space" and decided to go that step further in photography which involved an experimental miniaturisation process :)

Stunning detail. And NOT full magnification? Christ....

Turo
09-26-2008, 08:34 AM
Holy cow, DPR! That is some SERIOUS detail!!!!

500mL
09-26-2008, 09:06 AM
Do you like the lens then? I must admit, of all my lenses this one seems to show the lowest contrast, but man, I can almost get me ears in the shot at 10mm. Definately at its best from f8 onwards.

Great shots and use of Black and White

Herc,

This lens is a lot of fun to use. And you're probably right, it is at its best from f8 and onwards. The focusing is pretty fast. I've been wanting to take shots of buildings and architecture on a closer distance and so far, I like how it delivers.
I'm yet to take shots of landscapes but I'll post some up when I get 'em. :)

I was able to pick up a used Nikon 105mm Micro VR at B&H yesterday. I'm liking the macro shots so far :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2889357800_4b9d55e37e_b.jpg

accord2003
09-26-2008, 10:37 AM
Love the boat Turo.

Here's for revisiting an old subject of mine (with more appropriate glass).
NB uncropped and not full magnification.

DPR. amazing detail. wow

zqfmbg
09-26-2008, 01:02 PM
First time posting in this thread! Arcade trip yesterday...

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/popn/dsc_3292.jpg

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/popn/dsc_3301.jpg

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/popn/dsc_3302.jpg

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/popn/dsc_3319.jpg

Definitely green when it comes to the artistic side of this, so C&C are welcome. :)

craigyc
09-26-2008, 01:40 PM
Nice pics zqfmbg! I like your subject matter! not seen many pics of arcades posted here!

What gear are you using?

zqfmbg
09-26-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks! These are with the D700; first three pics are the 14-24 at 14mm and the last one is a 24-85 at 85mm.

aparmley
09-26-2008, 03:57 PM
Time to crack a cold one. You've got some catching up to do! :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2891028918_7db5a21929.jpg

Just an update for those that are following. Nikon has my gear's status "in the shop" for a "C" C = major repair. . .

Geoff Chandler
09-26-2008, 04:32 PM
aparmley - thanks for sharing the beer!
I am just back from Dead PC Syndrome - but not back with the camera yet!!!
However - I am intrested to see / hear your findings re the new camera I spotted on your signature :) - please forgive if you have talked about it elswhere - but as I said - I am somewhat behind due to a temporary PC glitch that is now resolved (I toasted the graphics card :eek:!!!)

aparmley
09-26-2008, 04:48 PM
What do you want to know Geoff.

I haven't officially "talked" about it yet. I've mentioned that I may have acquired one, but really haven't been comfortable yet to say one way or the other if I'm going to keep it, if you should spend the money - etc. that sorta talk.

Geoff Chandler
09-26-2008, 05:00 PM
Well it was always on my mind that I should end up with a second camera at some stage - but that won't be for a year or so in reality - but I am keeping my ear to the ground as it were...
I already looked at the D300 and the D700 and they are a bit too big and heavy for my taste. I don't like the D60.
I DO like my D80 and suspect I would also like the D90 - so I was wondering what your impressions were if you have purchased one.
Is it similar in use to the D80 - (aside from getting lovely wide angle lenses stuck in it...!!!). Is it really a lot less noisy? Is that bigger screen really as nice as they say
you know - generally interested in how you find it as you must be one of the first here to get one...

aparmley
09-26-2008, 05:21 PM
Well, Geoff. I don't mean to sound so. . ."in the now", but if given the choice to shoot with the D80 or D90, I'd choose the D90. If I was asked, before my D80 broke, where I'd spend my money on a body upgrade - I'd say D700.

Now, I can appreciate your lack of enthusiasm for the larger, heavier bodies. But, if I was going to spend a year saving for a second camera, I'd make my D80 the back seater and get something fancy - Nikon has something in pipe for this spring and apparently its Big - I'd wait to see what that something is before I decided what to do with my money. I bought the D90 out of necessity, I may sell it along with the D80 when it gets back - I don't know yet. But, it certainly is a fun camera.

Do note that I think the update to the camera in your hand, is never enough to reason to upgrade. i.e. D80 > D90. I needed a camera and wanted the video. But, all else considered, and upgrade would be a D300-D700. Thats my .02 as of now.

Visual Reality
09-26-2008, 07:05 PM
D90 is still certainly an upgrade from the D80 in terms of sensor performance. Auto ISO is also much more usable.

Visual Reality
09-26-2008, 10:04 PM
One of the top finishers from the Corporate Cup.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Corporate%20Cup/CorporateCup32.jpg

Rooz
09-26-2008, 11:41 PM
the 14-24/ 2.8 is like my exotic italian sports car. but the 35/2 is my ute...my workhorse, Mr Dependable. it was wonderful using it again after my little fling with the exotic side of the world.

shame about those trees, would've liked to have gotten a compeltely clean sky.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2891785172_e2a71e0af0_o.jpg

fionndruinne
09-26-2008, 11:44 PM
So you're saying you like the 35mm f/2, Mr. Rooz?

I'm considering that for an all-purpose lens.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-27-2008, 04:06 AM
how did you get so close to that?

Kill the little bugger first.:( Sorry.

A few months back (the week I bought the cam) he invaded the house and I had screaming kids, wife etc. What's a brave fella to do but chemical warfare. I couldn't think how to get him out of the house alive.:(

So I took shots the next day and posted them on POTD with the 18-200 and crummy tripod. I then left him in a yoghurt container. When I got the new lens last week I remembered him and took some shots with a proper setup. Much more satisfying.

Still I'd rather do it live, in which case get them mating or just drying their wings from hatching.

Rooz
09-27-2008, 04:14 AM
lmfaooooooooooooooooo
oh man...you crack me up mate.

seriously, i just about spat a perfectly good beer all over the screen !!

K1W1
09-27-2008, 04:42 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2892054848_0109f5bc68_b.jpg

D50
Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-27-2008, 05:01 AM
Love that image K1W1.

I've got a little halo around the left edge but I'm guessing thats how the light really was, I only mention it in case.

Did you see the grand final? 100% dark side for all the player shots at the presentation ceremony (with one white body hanging as one persons backup).

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-27-2008, 05:21 AM
This wild koala was at perfect portrait distance so I left the tammie on cam.
He/She it was in a tree at a lookout so I've enclosed the view from the lookout. What aplace to make home:)

Is a polarising filter the way to reduce the haze of distant landscapes?

K1W1
09-27-2008, 05:21 AM
Love that image K1W1.

I've got a little halo around the left edge but I'm guessing thats how the light really was, I only mention it in case.

That's why I haven't used the Sigma for maybe 18 months. If I get enthused i'll fix it at some stage.

Rooz
09-27-2008, 05:41 AM
D50
Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro

so rooz does landscape and kiwi does abstract ? thats the way we gonna play huh ?

seriously great shot.

K1W1
09-27-2008, 05:56 AM
so rooz does landscape and kiwi does abstract ? thats the way we gonna play huh ?

seriously great shot.

Thank you but you're playing with fire there. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2892061238_251e58749d_b.jpg

Gotta get to 20k by early Oct.

Geoff Chandler
09-27-2008, 06:52 AM
Well, Geoff. I don't mean to sound so. . ."in the now", but if given the choice to shoot with the D80 or D90, I'd choose the D90. If I was asked, before my D80 broke, where I'd spend my money on a body upgrade - I'd say D700.

Now, I can appreciate your lack of enthusiasm for the larger, heavier bodies. But, if I was going to spend a year saving for a second camera, I'd make my D80 the back seater and get something fancy - Nikon has something in pipe for this spring and apparently its Big - I'd wait to see what that something is before I decided what to do with my money. I bought the D90 out of necessity, I may sell it along with the D80 when it gets back - I don't know yet. But, it certainly is a fun camera.

Do note that I think the update to the camera in your hand, is never enough to reason to upgrade. i.e. D80 > D90. I needed a camera and wanted the video. But, all else considered, and upgrade would be a D300-D700. Thats my .02 as of now.

I couldn't justify, or afford a D700 - nice as it is. I could do a D300 which on paper is my ideal camera - not so bothered about Video - or even live view - I have a reasonable P&S that does that for me.
I would just have to persuade the Arthritus in the wrists to hold off if I got anything heavier than the D80.
Still - let us all know how things pan out for you...

Visual Reality
09-27-2008, 07:41 AM
not so bothered about Video - or even live view - I have a reasonable P&S that does that for me.
Geoff, will you be putting the P&S on the tripod instead of your DSLR? That's what Live View is for - so you don't have to contort your body to see the viewfinder when on a tripod. Personally I think it's great and I will never own another one without it.

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 11:30 AM
Ok, all offensive posts edited. My apologies.

K1W1, How did you process that last shot?

staindvans
09-27-2008, 01:29 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/2850435892_4f5a5dc5fc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/staindvans/2850435892/)

domenic
09-27-2008, 03:49 PM
Awesome butterfly pic, What lens was that taken with?

I think this one is a tad outta focus.

K1W1
09-27-2008, 04:30 PM
K1W1, How did you process that last shot?

Basically I didn't.
NEF -> TIF in NX2
Probably a little sharpening in Lightroom2
Upload to Flickr via the Lightroom2 uploader
Post here.

Same with this one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2891225017_3b6eb31161_b.jpg

zqfmbg
09-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Wow, nice pictures, guys. Of K1W1's two most recent pics I have to say I prefer the one of just the flames themselves, but it might be my inner pyro saying that. :)

I've been lazy today, so I don't have anything. I also suspect we're all cat-pictured out. :D

staindvans
09-27-2008, 05:16 PM
Awesome butterfly pic, What lens was that taken with?
the Micro Nikkor 105mm not the vr version though.

Camerajunkie
09-27-2008, 07:55 PM
K1W1,

I just love the fire shots. Then again, I too have an inner pyro.

Fiasco,

I've only ever seen one shot of yours that was questionable, and that was the one you said may get you banned. Otherwise, they've been fine. Unless I missed something....

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 08:05 PM
K1W1,

I just love the fire shots. Then again, I too have an inner pyro.

Fiasco,

I've only ever seen one shot of yours that was questionable, and that was the one you said may get you banned. Otherwise, they've been fine. Unless I missed something....

All these pyros in here... I better watch out!

CJ, I have received a couple of PM's regarding some of my shots, so rather than start a pointless argument over it I just edited my posts. I will be posting a lot less, since I am shooting mostly glamour now. It has never been my intent to offend.

500mL
09-27-2008, 08:06 PM
Something Nikonians are very familiar of.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2894027874_1b2c54802e_b.jpg

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 08:14 PM
Something Nikonians are very familiar of.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2894027874_1b2c54802e_b.jpg

You know, I think I'm the only one who is not "in love" with the 50mm f1.8... Oh, and you have some dust on your lens my friend. I guess you haven't been using yours much either... :D

ssil2000
09-27-2008, 08:43 PM
heres a couple from the tammy havent had a chance to shoot with it much yet only taken a dozen pics or so, these are jpegs SOOC, resized though :)

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Which Tamron is that?

ssil2000
09-27-2008, 09:23 PM
its the 90mm, sorry just updated my signature :)

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 09:33 PM
its the 90mm, sorry just updated my signature :)

I know a few guys who shoot with that 90mm, and it is SHARP! If I was a prime lens kind of guy I would definitely get it. I'm still swallowing the idea of spending $1700 to buy a 24-70mm f2.8 Nikkor lens... It's not going down well, I'll tell you that much, especially when Tamron's equivalent is 1/3rd of the price of the Nikkor.

500mL
09-27-2008, 09:59 PM
You know, I think I'm the only one who is not "in love" with the 50mm f1.8... Oh, and you have some dust on your lens my friend. I guess you haven't been using yours much either... :D

Fiasco,

You're right! I haven't used the 50mm in a while, and the dust on the UV filter shows the obvious evidence :o
I actually haven't used it since I got the 10-20mm and recently, the 105mm. I'm on the "new lens testing" phase hehehe.

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 10:16 PM
Fiasco,

You're right! I haven't used the 50mm in a while, and the dust on the UV filter shows the obvious evidence :o
I actually haven't used it since I got the 10-20mm and recently, the 105mm. I'm on the "new lens testing" phase hehehe.

I stopped using the 50mm about a 2 weeks after I bought it. I prefer to use my 70-300mm wide open to get some nice silky bokeh. I'm more of a zoom lens shooter anyway. At the time it seemed like a no brainer purchase to get the 50mm. I know people who only shoot with a 50mm permanently on their cameras. Guess it's not for everyone.

Fiasco
09-27-2008, 10:25 PM
Posted a few new pics on my flickr stream. looking for suggestions on how to post-process one in particular. Can't post it here due to content, but it's "Sasha Teaser 3". There are background elements I may want to remove, maybe add a texture to it... Open to suggestions.

Geoff Chandler
09-28-2008, 12:38 AM
Geoff, will you be putting the P&S on the tripod instead of your DSLR? That's what Live View is for - so you don't have to contort your body to see the viewfinder when on a tripod. Personally I think it's great and I will never own another one without it.

My P&S is sort of permanent Live View ~ it is one of those also with an EVF
(Electronic View Finder), so it's like live view through the view finder - or screen through the viewfinder.
Not sure quite what you meant - but yes I do use my crumby Tripod with it at times - but the P&S is one of those with a flip out screen so it's fairly flexable.
Got to admit however - I don't use the screen to take photos very much.
Lot's of P&S only have a screen - which I find inconvenient - but you have to adapt when work hands you one and asks you to take some photos of stuf with it.
(Lookong forward to the return of my D80 so I can get snapping properly again!!!)

K1W1
09-28-2008, 02:09 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2891279565_6ab33a0d6f_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 92 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Sigma 70-300APO DG Macro

domenic
09-28-2008, 04:12 AM
Hi Guys,

Some more pics I have taken recently.

CC please.

Cheers

Dom

K1W1
09-28-2008, 04:46 AM
A kookaburra in England?

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-28-2008, 05:36 AM
Thats the wierdest looking kookaburra I've ever seen.

Sorry it's similar to my last post but I like the composition more, shame I didn't quite hit the focus. Must have had some movement or something.

K1W1
09-28-2008, 05:42 AM
Thats the wierdest looking kookaburra I've ever seen.


The kookaburra is part of the Kingfisher family of birds so that is what I am assuming it actually is - some sort of kingfisher.
There are a lot of similarities.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2891232315_12bbbfdfd1.jpg

THANG0359
09-28-2008, 10:16 AM
Digital IR shot with the R72 filter on my kit lens.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2893717473_3c567b4c01_b.jpg

Visual Reality
09-28-2008, 10:39 AM
Posted a few new pics on my flickr stream. looking for suggestions on how to post-process one in particular. Can't post it here due to content, but it's "Sasha Teaser 3". There are background elements I may want to remove, maybe add a texture to it... Open to suggestions.
Why the hell not? I don't see anything wrong with it. Some people here need to seriously take a chill pill...

Anyway, I agree the stuff on the left side is a little distracting. I'd go with your idea, looks good.

Visual Reality
09-28-2008, 10:42 AM
All I've got for now...

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Corporate%20Cup/CorporateCup39.jpg

phatpat
09-28-2008, 11:54 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2885290648_502e31b0c4.jpg
Actually taken by my girlfriend, using my D50 + 50mm

Turo
09-28-2008, 12:36 PM
THANG, those IR shots are amazing!

Here is a long shutter speed image I took of a moonrise. No tripod used, I was holding the camera body against a light post. Not as sharp as I had hoped, but I thought the colors looked pretty neat.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2877280176_400d9706b2_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2877280176/)

THANG0359
09-28-2008, 02:27 PM
Turo,

The light reflection in your shot is pretty sick. and the picture looks pretty sharp to me. very resourceful using the light post.

La

Calico
09-28-2008, 06:21 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/9-14-08055.jpg

I am still trying to figure out this D80 very frustrating indeed. Any suggestions besides find a new hobby

TNB
09-28-2008, 06:54 PM
I may have to try IR myself. Starting to dig those photos. Also read that IR is good for portrait photography since it covers up skin flaws.

I took the camera out for a spin yesterday. I also wanted to take the jet in the background out for a spin but I figured with armed Security Forces being only a few yards with authorization to use deadly force, it might not be a good idea. A few close ups of the cars, jets, sign, etc. are on my Flickr account.

Rooz
09-28-2008, 07:54 PM
Digital IR shot with the R72 filter on my kit lens.



freakin awesome !!!!!!!! :eek:

accord2003
09-28-2008, 08:37 PM
freakin awesome !!!!!!!! :eek:

Thang0359

I am in awe :eek: amazing shot!

Turo

Love the reflection and the moon.

Geoff Chandler
09-29-2008, 02:43 AM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/9-14-08055.jpg

I am still trying to figure out this D80 very frustrating indeed. Any suggestions besides find a new hobby

I had to get over a few hurdles with mine - what difficulties are you finding....?

domenic
09-29-2008, 03:01 AM
Hi Guys,
The pic of the kookaburra, is a laughing kookaburra. There are a number of varieties of Kookaburra.
They are related to King Fishers. The image was taken here in Cairns Australia

Regards

Dom

herc182
09-29-2008, 03:13 AM
Took this on saturday. Added a slight blue cast to it (cant remember the term for this effect now!).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2896983816_e527ce225e_b.jpg

Rooz
09-29-2008, 04:53 AM
love the lighting on that phil. personally, i think if you aimed a little further to the left to catch where the light ended, it may have been a stronger composition. (says the landscape guru :D )

14-24/2.8
sb400

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2897757867_0deccf92f1_o.jpg

herc182
09-29-2008, 05:02 AM
cheers Rooz.

I like the expression on the face of your little un. But you must have crapped it as that hand approached! Although difficult, I think focussing on the hand with enough DOF to make out the face would have been a cool shot too...but you have to be very quick!!!

Watch this btw....very funny:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1224746/top_first_lemon_baby_funny/

I was in tears last night (but then it was 1am and I was shattered!)

Rooz
09-29-2008, 05:13 AM
lol thanks phil. i've given up worrying. i hope they make em tough !!

Geoff Chandler
09-29-2008, 06:02 AM
cheers Rooz.

I like the expression on the face of your little un. But you must have crapped it as that hand approached! Although difficult, I think focussing on the hand with enough DOF to make out the face would have been a cool shot too...but you have to be very quick!!!

Watch this btw....very funny:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1224746/top_first_lemon_baby_funny/

I was in tears last night (but then it was 1am and I was shattered!)

Wish I could watch this - but so far I have got 8 seconds after around 5 mins download and I have a reasonably quick Broadband!!!

herc182
09-29-2008, 06:05 AM
thats odd, it was fine yesterday!

Another one from sat...

Used the 55-200mm lens (which hopefully is not broken! see other thread).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2896197261_9b164ab5b8_b.jpg

Calico
09-29-2008, 06:53 AM
I had to get over a few hurdles with mine - what difficulties are you finding....?
Can't seem to get the sharpness I want out of it and moving objects always seem to blur .But when I had the D50 the same shots were always clear and well defined.

Geoff Chandler
09-29-2008, 09:18 AM
herc182 - OK now - I went back later and he link was flying!!

Calico - that sounds a bit odd?!
I know I had similar problems intitially - but I was coming from a lighter P&S with Anti Shake.
I bumped the in camera sharpness up on mine - it's default is quite soft.
Also you might play with the contrast and or saturation settings - they
should be OK at normal - but have a play and see what you find - I sometimes put one or the other
on Auto if I am not sure...
Obvious one here - I now hold the end of the lens - wasn't neccesary with the KM A-200 - but when
I push the shutter release there is a small amount of camera dip - which magnifies up to quite a lot
of movement at the end of the lens - now I know this shouldn't be different compared to the D50.
Try also keeping your shutter speeds up a bit faster until you nail the problem..
Let us know how you get along.

Turo
09-29-2008, 09:47 AM
Took this on saturday. Added a slight blue cast to it (cant remember the term for this effect now!).

Wow, I would love to have your skills as a landscape photographer, EXCELLENT shot!!!

herc182
09-29-2008, 10:03 AM
Wow, I would love to have your skills as a landscape photographer, EXCELLENT shot!!!

Thanks...I was lucky with the lighting i guess!

gsusmaniac
09-29-2008, 10:40 AM
A house caught fire nearby, but I couldnt get to it till the flames were extinguished!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2898544029_beb4cb5eb5_b.jpg

Camerajunkie
09-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Nice shot!

we had a house burn down a street over 2 weeks ago. I thought about grabbing the camera but decided that just felt wrong to me. Then again, I wouldn't have thought of contacting the news to see if they could use it. :)

gsusmaniac
09-29-2008, 01:39 PM
I wouldnt either if my wifes aunt hadn't had called me! Her husband works for the paper.

THANG0359
09-29-2008, 02:23 PM
Thanks all for the kind comments on my IR image i posted a couple of days ago. Too bad there weren't any clouds in the sky.. I think it would have made it look better.

La

Geoff Chandler
09-29-2008, 03:58 PM
thats odd, it was fine yesterday!

Another one from sat...

Used the 55-200mm lens (which hopefully is not broken! see other thread).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2896197261_9b164ab5b8_b.jpg
Nice shot herc - I am a little puzzled by it however - as the grass & background seems somehow bleached
or glazed (don't quite know what term to use) whereas the foreground trees are fine.
Was it a very bright day??

fionndruinne
09-29-2008, 04:45 PM
Looks like a lens problem to me... possibly something foreign has gotten onto one of the elements?

herc182
09-29-2008, 05:08 PM
Nice shot herc - I am a little puzzled by it however - as the grass & background seems somehow bleached
or glazed (don't quite know what term to use) whereas the foreground trees are fine.
Was it a very bright day??

yeah it was a very bright sunny day then i accentuated it with PP

THANKS for C&C!!!

Fiasco
09-30-2008, 10:55 AM
Rooz,

I took your advice on the bellydancer photo on my flickr page, and did a bit of a tighter crop. I also added a texture for effect. My first attempt at textures. :)

Calico
09-30-2008, 05:57 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/60mmtest030copy.jpg

Just got that 60mm AF f 2.8D Micro lens pulled it out of the box and snapped a quick pic of a new Brichardi

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/60mmtest033.jpg

And my cat wanted to get into the action.

SuperCharged
09-30-2008, 07:53 PM
D80 with the kit lens. what do u guys think?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Zincyellow03/water.jpg

Visual Reality
09-30-2008, 08:42 PM
I think you need more light, otherwise not bad.

Visual Reality
09-30-2008, 09:41 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Corporate%20Cup/CorporateCup27.jpg

And one just for the heck of it...this would have been perfect had this chick not been in the way with her Canon:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Corporate%20Cup/CorporateCup22.jpg

toriaj
10-01-2008, 12:40 AM
Uinta National Forest, near Heber City, Utah, USA.
55 mm, 1/80 sec., f/7.1, ISO 200, polarizer and 4-stop grad.
40572
C&C appreciated as always!

herc182
10-01-2008, 03:23 AM
Uinta National Forest, near Heber City, Utah, USA.
55 mm, 1/80 sec., f/7.1, ISO 200, polarizer and 4-stop grad.
40572
C&C appreciated as always!

I really like this shot, composition is very good.

My only thought is that its slightly over saturated. And the top of the trees to the left are very dark (because of the ND filter I guess).

Apart from that its a lovely shot

Esoterra
10-01-2008, 08:24 AM
Tori, this is a great shot. Curves always add to a photo. I think the contrast is a little heavy and this could be why Herc182 is seeing a little over saturation. I would love to see your shot at sunrise or sunset. I am heading out to Cedar Breaks this weekend for the fall colors. I can't wait!

500mL
10-01-2008, 09:05 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2903068843_0075e92c79_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2903069397_2cf493f5c2_o.jpg

jemr
10-01-2008, 05:29 PM
not much compared to your pics .. but still learning...

taken yesterday C&C welcomed

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0471_20080930_449b.jpg

Turo
10-01-2008, 07:51 PM
Not bad, jemr! I like all the colors, but the fact that the image is a bit crooked bothers my eyes a bit.

My contribution for the day: my significant other being attacked by pigeons. I laughed :D.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2906390722_f029f65501_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2906390722/)

toriaj
10-01-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, Chris I hope you have a great trip!

Fiasco
10-01-2008, 09:52 PM
Taking a break from shooting for a while, the D80 is in for repairs, and I have a ton of photos to go through. You know the funniest thing, paying customers are a lot more patient than people you shoot for free.

It feels so weird not having a camera in my hands... I wish I hadn't given my D50 away now. I may finally pick up a Fuji S2 Pro just so I have something to play with for now. It's dirt cheap now.

Anyway here's one from a recent shoot...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/2906593300_c754612632.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2906593300/)

herc182
10-02-2008, 06:04 AM
A few more from my trip last sat...I seem to have less and less time to do things these days!

Added a glow effect:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2905136233_313957ec85_b.jpg

Added a cyan effect to this one:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2905136193_f1980cc0ac_b.jpg

herc182
10-02-2008, 06:06 AM
not much compared to your pics .. but still learning...

taken yesterday C&C welcomed

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/DSC_0471_20080930_449b.jpg


This is a really good shot that would have been made better if the horizon was sorted and possibly the trees bang on central. I.e. play on the symmetry

TNB
10-02-2008, 09:54 AM
Uinta National Forest, near Heber City, Utah, USA.
Nice shot Tori. Also, another one of my old stomping grounds.

500mL
10-02-2008, 11:02 AM
A very poisonous portrait :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2894031792_cc63456ddb.jpg

K1W1
10-03-2008, 02:36 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2908649421_c89b473d97_b.jpg
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/2909504892_d637eae52c_b.jpg)

Click on the photo to satisfy your curiosity. :D

herc182
10-03-2008, 02:51 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2908649421_c89b473d97_b.jpg
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/2909504892_d637eae52c_b.jpg)

Click on the photo to satisfy your curiosity. :D

did you beat him on the back of the head and run off with the gear? is that not what everyone would do? :D

rawpaw18
10-03-2008, 04:05 AM
That is a must, I can't live without one of those, hope the wife will let me buy a Nikon
Hat!

Rooz
10-03-2008, 05:08 AM
300/2.8 ??

ssil2000
10-03-2008, 06:35 AM
great kiwi, now guess who will own one next week... way to go... :P

TNB
10-03-2008, 04:44 PM
That is a must, I can't live without one of those, hope the wife will let me buy a Nikon
Hat!
One of the camera salesman gave me a black Nikon hat with the yellow logo. Many times I wear it at the local camera club meetings to help sport the dark side and because of the flack I caught by the Canon owners when I first joined the club. :p

At times, I tell myself it would sure be nice to have one of those long lenses. Other times, I think about how heavy the lenses would be to carry around, especially when I see someone else who is also hauling around a tripod and some heavy head.

Rooz
10-03-2008, 05:19 PM
bored bokeh...

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/385560995_pvmvn-XL.jpg

TheWengler
10-03-2008, 05:28 PM
bored bokeh...

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/385560995_pvmvn-XL.jpg

More Mickey Mouse?

dxrocnxj
10-03-2008, 05:52 PM
i dont know what everyones political views are but
its fun to start some turmoil.

the photo and the caption/story/explanation are from my flickr.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2910100195_b46a39086b.jpg

'Lately I've been reading the New York Times on a daily basis and I really don't know how I've went this long without it.'

edit: to rest of the caption visit my flickr.

Rooz
10-03-2008, 07:32 PM
i'm with you Dylan. scary times indeed. sadly, education is a dying art these days.

K1W1
10-04-2008, 03:45 AM
300kph (175 mph) in the rain on bald tyres. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2911589806_290ed48a56_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 98 mm
ISO Speed: 800
55-200VR lens

rawpaw18
10-04-2008, 04:22 AM
Richard, Love the water spray and pan, really well done.

Turo
10-04-2008, 09:18 AM
Love that shot, KIWI!!! Those guys have some guts!

Today's contribution, I call it "One more?", lol:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2912404544_30b5dff545_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2912404544/)

urfslam
10-05-2008, 07:49 AM
A grouper. Taken indoors through an acrylic window.

Exif: 1/4s @f/4, 10mm, no flash, ISO 800, Lens Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6

zqfmbg
10-05-2008, 01:35 PM
Taken yesterday at my usual breakfast place. Would've liked to get closer, but I was concerned about focus and the shadow from the lens. :)

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_3576x.jpg

Turo
10-05-2008, 07:35 PM
Nice one, zqfbmg!

This one was playing with ebay triggers and my sb-600. Its a whole-lotta red!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/2917280230_731c0bcca9_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2917280230/)

Rooz
10-05-2008, 09:53 PM
Taken yesterday at my usual breakfast place. Would've liked to get closer, but I was concerned about focus and the shadow from the lens. :)

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_3576x.jpg

fantastic shot.

tfa8rva
10-05-2008, 10:45 PM
Took this while I was waiting for them to mix up my chocolate malt.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2907667787_5e10f80e2a_o.jpg

TheWengler
10-05-2008, 11:41 PM
This one was playing with ebay triggers and my sb-600. Its a whole-lotta red!

ohhh, my camera does not like bright red!

Turo
10-06-2008, 10:06 AM
ohhh, my camera does not like bright red!

Well mine has so many hot spots nowadays that it has no option but to love RED! :D

Turo
10-06-2008, 10:12 AM
I did not take this picture, my girlfriend did. I'm teaching her the little bit I know about photography. I thought this one came out rather well considering she has been at this for only a few days! The squirrel came out just a tad blown out, but I think it still looks great!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2917442056_cf6022a89d_o.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30060840@N07/2917442056/)

TheWengler
10-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Not bad Turo. Be careful or she'll start stealing your camera.

jcon
10-06-2008, 05:49 PM
Taken yesterday at my usual breakfast place. Would've liked to get closer, but I was concerned about focus and the shadow from the lens. :)



You eat breakfast inside a puddle??? :p

Beautiful shot!

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-06-2008, 09:00 PM
I liked this composition, shame I used consumer glass, handheld on a moving rocking ferry at night. It looked ok on the camera screen:(

Sydney harbour Saturday night.