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Turo
10-06-2008, 10:31 PM
DPR, the image still looks great! Love those lights against the night sky!!!

Here is my backyard HDR-style. This is my first "exaggerated" HDR, made from 7 different exposures.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2921042742_ac146ba8c5_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2921042742/)

Rooz
10-06-2008, 11:27 PM
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!




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

FABULOUS !!


DPR, the image still looks great! Love those lights against the night sky!!!

Here is my backyard HDR-style. This is my first "exaggerated" HDR, made from 7 different exposures.




flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2921042742/)

not so much. lol

herc182
10-07-2008, 01:39 AM
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.

that a stunning shot. Whats the problem with it?

Benjamin2007
10-07-2008, 02:28 AM
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.

Considering it was taken off a moving platform, with consumer glass, hence I guess you were compromised for shutter speed, without having access to wider apertures, and had to rely on high ISO to get the shot, so maybe its not as sharp as you would've liked, but hey, it IS well exposed across the frame, it has an interesting composition (I like the little detail of the Opera House & city lights in the background), & I love the coloured light reflections and "texture" (?) of the water! :) All in all, I agree with Herc' & also think its a good shot! :cool:

cheers,

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-07-2008, 04:51 AM
It's one of those shots that benefits from being downsized to 800 pixels across. The full image is not better and probably worse than the "web" version.

Unlike some of my new bug shots with the Tammie which are 500% better full size than their web versions.

Iso 1200 (from memory) has left lots of digital noise. Also I had to shoot in jpeg to save room on the card for the whole family trip and I've got jpeg compression artifacts in the sky. 1/8th of a second was a big ask for VR and it did very well but I've still got lots of motion blur in the full size version.

On the plus side the very short exposure has given me some water detail I'd normally lose by using a long exposure.

Oh and thanks for the positive comments, I don't mean to harp on the negatives, I'm bloody gratefull to have pulled any shot from the circumstances.

gsusmaniac
10-07-2008, 05:22 AM
Right to left, my wife, her cousin, and a friend... They came down from PA to visit and absolutely love the beach, so I got some shot of them.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2921640068_a9323e4103_b.jpg

Saleh
10-07-2008, 06:06 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2917776857_ba8414a7e0_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-07-2008, 06:33 AM
Right to left, my wife, her cousin, and a friend...


If I'd posted a pic of my wife in her bathers on the web I'd be the one who was shot or at least slowly gouged to death with a blunt spoon:)

I like the ascending height of the girls and the way you've kept the lovelly colours in the sky.

Nice car Saleh, incredible scenery you've got there.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-07-2008, 07:21 AM
Averaging a photo every 4 km for 3000km (2,000 miles) on my holiday.
Here's one for K1W1.

Turo
10-07-2008, 07:45 AM
FABULOUS !!

not so much. lol

lol I know, she's already better than I am :( :D


Right to left, my wife, her cousin, and a friend... They came down from PA to visit and absolutely love the beach, so I got some shot of them.


Wow I like this picture a lot, something about the lighting and the shades in the sky. The skintones too, everything looks great! I'm sure it also helps that you have very beautiful models!


Averaging a photo every 4 km for 3000km (2,000 miles) on my holiday.
Here's one for K1W1.

Nice! Just a random thought, I think that shot would look killer with a shallower DOF, so that the last motorcycle looks blurry. Its a great shot regardless, though!

TNB
10-07-2008, 10:19 AM
Right to left, my wife, her cousin, and a friend... They came down from PA to visit and absolutely love the beach, so I got some shot of them.
Nice shot. And I agree with DPR as far as the ascending height is concerned. Also, makes me think of that telecom commercial.


If I'd posted a pic of my wife in her bathers on the web I'd be the one who was shot or at least slowly gouged to death with a blunt spoon:)

LOL DPR. Personally, I don't have to worry about that since I'm not married.


The skintones too, everything looks great! I'm sure it also helps that you have very beautiful models!

And a wife that doesn't beat him with a blunt spoon. ;)

I was also a the beach (or so they call it that) on Saturday for a competition--Running, Swimming, Kayaking, & Cycling. And though the event started in the daytime, it also ran into the night which left me with some break time to take a few "fun" photos as well. One fun photo includes this photo of a US Flag that was attached to one of the bicycles.

rawpaw18
10-07-2008, 12:14 PM
Awesome flag shot!

gsusmaniac
10-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the compliments...!

TNB..that shot is fantastic!

K1W1
10-07-2008, 03:19 PM
Here's one for K1W1.

Harleys aren't really my thing but here's one for you in return :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2909808436_03e945d9a3_b.jpg

herc182
10-07-2008, 03:58 PM
heres one i stumbled across that I took with my first serious camera (panasonic FZ20). Thought it was quite good! (with a little PP)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2921309539_1a010c4535_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Nice composition Herc,

Here's the Murray River, it's not quite for Australia what the Nile is for Egypt but it's pretty important.

Holiday day 2, dawn at Balranald.

herc182
10-08-2008, 01:50 AM
Nice composition Herc,

Here's the Murray River, it's not quite for Australia what the Nile is for Egypt but it's pretty important.

Holiday day 2, dawn at Balranald.

Nice shot...the Dynamic Range of the sensor seems really good in that shot. Also helped by maybe taking it early morning? or is it late in the day?

gsusmaniac
10-08-2008, 08:50 PM
Heres a couple from a crop duster that was buzzin over my street today!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/2926072224_934cd2ba32_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2926072220_934cd2ba32_b.jpg

Turo
10-08-2008, 11:12 PM
I was reading research papers (that is ALL I do nowadays) and haven;t had time to play with my camera lately, so I snapped a pic of one of the papers :D. I know, its not exactly 'art', but give me a break, I was bored...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2924900039_87ea86218e_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2924900039/)

K1W1
10-09-2008, 12:35 AM
I can't quite read the third word on the second to bottom line on the right it looks a little fuzzy.
I think I need glasses. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-09-2008, 01:40 AM
I'd planned to post one shot from each day of my holidays on this thread but then I found this so you're stuck with another shot from:

Holiday day 2, mid morning the trees beside the murray river on the hay plains. Can anyone say watch out for snakes?

K1W1
10-09-2008, 01:44 AM
My view of the Hay plains in the morning was somewhat different to DPR's. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2566648881_3803533f14_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-09-2008, 02:06 AM
Lovelly K1W1.

Unfortunately with the young uns in the car once it was moving I was disinclined to stop and reluctantly missed heaps of photographic ops.

I guess no one overseas will believe the road looks just like your photo for 400 km.

Visual Reality
10-09-2008, 03:49 AM
I guess no one overseas will believe the road looks just like your photo for 400 km.
I live in the Midwest US...trust me I've seen that before, we have plenty of farmland here.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-09-2008, 08:50 PM
Sometimes this thread sees 3 new pages in a day, is this a dry week for Nikon shooters:(

Holiday day 3, Mt Stromlo observatory (now part of the university), near Canberra.

Fiasco
10-09-2008, 08:52 PM
Sometimes this thread sees 3 new pages in a day, is this a dry week for Nikon shooters:(

D80 is in for repairs... so nothing from me this week, and possibly a couple more weeks. :(

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-09-2008, 09:02 PM
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It does not matter when the photo was taken, as long as you only post ONE IMAGE PER DAY. You can add a picture everyday as long as it is different.

Ok I'm naughty but couldn't resist a 2nd. With a topic like this I felt incidental, the scene took it's own lovelly photo.

Holiday day 3 again, Tidbinbilla deeps space radar tracking station, near Canberra.

18-200 @24mm, Iso 400, F8.

K1W1
10-09-2008, 10:08 PM
DPR are you putting these on a Google map or something. People in the northern hemisphere may not realise how far a standard days drive is in this country.

K1W1
10-09-2008, 10:10 PM
DPR made me do it.
My holiday last week. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2921526410_f209018f7b_b.jpg

Turo
10-10-2008, 09:29 AM
Nice one, K1W1!!!

Yomny
10-10-2008, 09:41 AM
Top of the roof in a miami university
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/Earlybird.jpg

TNB
10-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Sometimes this thread sees 3 new pages in a day, is this a dry week for Nikon shooters:(

Actually it has been very busy for me. Took photos this past weekend of a sporting event, i.e. running, swimming, kayaking, and cycling (thanks for the comments on the flag photo guys). Last night, the "painting" artists had a function at the Liberace Museum where I also took some photos. Tonight is a camera club meeting. This weekend is a local camera club field trip, a fair, a soccer match, and so on and on....

Here's a photo from last night. I have numerous others as well, including some from another portion of the museum. I was also informed that there is no flash photography allowed in the museum and that photography was just permitted not that long ago. There are probably too many mirrors for most flash photos anyway.

Visual Reality
10-10-2008, 03:25 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Contest/DSC_0940.jpg

K1W1
10-10-2008, 08:18 PM
My son is not happy. This ball took out his centre stump. :mad:
At the moment he is outside kicking a rugby ball to get over things. :confused:
What did I learn today? I need a 500mm f2.8 lens.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2930751376_13db5b55b5_b.jpg

For those who don't understand cricket here is the simplified explanation. :)

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

Visual Reality
10-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Wow, I can't begin to follow that explanation :confused::eek:

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-10-2008, 08:32 PM
For those who don't understand cricket here is the simplified explanation. :)

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

LMAO, great explanation!
I like your photo, no big honking lens neaded at all.

TheWengler
10-10-2008, 08:33 PM
Haha, nice explanation. It answers so many questions. :rolleyes: What's the ball made out of? Why does the hitter wear shin guards?

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-10-2008, 08:43 PM
DPR are you putting these on a Google map or something. People in the northern hemisphere may not realise how far a standard days drive is in this country.

Ok I wasn't going to do it because it didn't turn out as well as I hoped but here's the photo from:
Holiday day 1, somewhere around Ouyen in Victoria, we'd allready been driving for around 5 hours to get to this point.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Haha, nice explanation. It answers so many questions. :rolleyes: What's the ball made out of? Why does the hitter wear shin guards?

Leather wrapped over cork ( I think), from memory it's harder and heavier than a baseball.

From a professional fast bowler it'd be going around 100mph. It's bowled from 21 yards away from where you're trying to hit it and it's pitched into the ground from which it rebounds up unpredictably at you or the stumps.

Hope I haven't spoilt your fun K1w1 with an intelligible explanation.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-10-2008, 08:57 PM
Holiday day 4, me beside lake Burley Griffin (in front of the national library), Canberra.

ooverdrive
10-10-2008, 09:42 PM
He was having his breakfast when I met him
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2927764121_4e62ec7af9_b.jpg

Turo
10-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Nice one, ooverdrive!!! The details are phenomenal! I wish the background was a little lighter so we could see more details, but it is a great shot regardless!

toriaj
10-10-2008, 10:12 PM
He was having his breakfast when I met him
WoW. That's gorgeous. What lighting did you use?

Sometimes this thread sees 3 new pages in a day, is this a dry week for Nikon shooters:(
I was busy processing these (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41307). I'd love your input.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-10-2008, 11:20 PM
That shots awesome Ooverdrive. I love the eyes!

As Tori asked how did you do it? I've been trying to do bees all week but I've had a bit much wind.

K1W1
10-10-2008, 11:44 PM
Hope I haven't spoilt your fun K1w1 with an intelligible explanation.

No problems you did pretty well (Here is a Wikipedia link with all the details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_cricket))

The batter not only wears pads but also protective gloves, a helmet with a chin guard, a "male anatomical protector", often a thigh pad under their trousers and sometimes a forearm pad and chest pad. Getting hit in the body by a cricket ball even at the speed 13yos bowl at is not fun and can result in broken bones.

K1W1
10-10-2008, 11:45 PM
He was having his breakfast when I met him


Fantastic shot poor Rooz is going to squirm with his mega buck bug photography set up when he sees that.

K1W1
10-11-2008, 12:50 AM
Just to finish this silliness.

What we have here is one batter who was in but went out walking in past another batter on his way out to go in. When the second batter got in he attempted to stay in but went out fairly quickly and is still outside kicking a Rugby ball to get over the experience. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2930303745_af9a66817e_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-11-2008, 01:56 AM
Just to finish this silliness.


That would be letting us off to easily.

When he was in was he out with one of these:D

Rooz
10-11-2008, 02:29 AM
Ok I wasn't going to do it because it didn't turn out as well as I hoped but here's the photo from:
Holiday day 1, somewhere around Ouyen in Victoria, we'd already been driving for around 5 hours to get to this point.

we all try and take these masterpieces for photos but this type of photo is what we probably remember fondest. on the road, living out of the boot. nice memory. i'd also consider selling that to mitsubishi. i think its the only time in history a magna has driven that far for that long without busting.


He was having his breakfast when I met him


great shot.


Just to finish this silliness.

What we have here is one batter who was in but went out walking in past another batter on his way out to go in. When the second batter got in he attempted to stay in but went out fairly quickly and is still outside kicking a Rugby ball to get over the experience. :)

nice, i like this one.

ooverdrive
10-11-2008, 05:41 AM
Thanks all for commenting ,the bee was well lit by sun and I had to stop down to f22 or perhaps f32 and hence it went dark and it was just on board flash......I love my micro lens and think need a little more practice:):):) on it

rawpaw18
10-11-2008, 12:44 PM
Went to the Apple Scrapple Festival, if you do not know what scrapple
is, eat it first and realize it tastes great, otherwise you may never try it!

They have a couple cars there as well
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2932340844_6e3564d5ba_o.jpg

TheWengler
10-11-2008, 01:08 PM
if you do not know what scrapple
is, eat it first and realize it tastes great, otherwise you may never try it!

Well that doesn't sound too promising. :confused:

Tomcat
10-11-2008, 07:17 PM
I was taking a picture of the reflection of one car and found out when I got home I had a reflection of the car in the reflected car.

D80, VR 18-55mm focal length 44mm, iso 640, ss 1/50s, f/5.3 Aperture Priority.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-11-2008, 09:34 PM
Holiday Day 5, Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon & Luna Park

rawpaw18
10-12-2008, 04:02 AM
Looks like this is going to be a car page,

Here is one of those gas saving hybrids

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2931483519_2e2af283e1_o.jpg

K1W1
10-12-2008, 04:12 AM
Looks like this is going to be a car page,


I'm not going to let that happen. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2874268467_0e2d91400b_b.jpg

K1W1
10-12-2008, 04:14 AM
or we could turn it into a page of fairy photos. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2911595510_85a0459a43_b.jpg

Turo
10-12-2008, 08:06 AM
Look, you can even see the clutter on my desk! lol


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2932107663_91c4e2a247_b.jpg

exif link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2932107663/)

faisal
10-12-2008, 08:29 AM
turo....cool shot....

K1W1....what is the man doing with the lighter...???
The other shot of the Canon shooters...you could have taken two bricks and knocked them out.....forget the D90, you could have got a D700 by selling all the gear... ;) :D

K1W1
10-12-2008, 03:16 PM
K1W1....what is the man doing with the lighter...???

Trying to set fire to the motorcycle.

bass7858
10-12-2008, 07:55 PM
Attended a convention there. Managed to get this pic. Not particularly good or great but interesting subjects. Kate and Jon Gosselin from the TLC television show "Jon and Kate plus eight"

jcon
10-12-2008, 08:18 PM
or we could turn it into a page of fairy photos. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2911595510_85a0459a43_b.jpg


I see it was raining on them.. is that God pissing on them for using that crap? :D;)

***EDIT*** Ok, I can see this is going to be taken as a serious shot at Canon... its a JOKE people... lighten up!

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-12-2008, 09:56 PM
Now now they're all good cameras.

Holiday day 6, Toronga zoo, Sydney

Turo
10-12-2008, 10:04 PM
Nice one, DPR!!!

Visual Reality
10-12-2008, 11:28 PM
That is a great shot DPR. The color and composition were nailed, IMO. If only it were taken with the Tamron 90...

Rooz
10-13-2008, 01:48 AM
great shot DPR.

the view out the window...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2937711200_6356f26bb3_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-13-2008, 02:54 AM
If only it were taken with the Tamron 90...

Totally agree, I'm frustrated as hell with the 18-200 but the 90mm is pretty restrictive for general holiday snaps of the kiddies and for some reason she who must be obeyed expects me to take some kiddie shots now and again with my expensive new camera;)

I packed my camera last and there just wasn't enough room to shoehorn my camera bag into the car.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-13-2008, 02:57 AM
the view out the window...


Very creative.

I'd forgotten about optus fibreoptic cables hanging under power lines.

rawpaw18
10-13-2008, 03:48 AM
Dread, awesome shot absolutely love it.

Look at Rooz thinking outside the box.

Rooz
10-13-2008, 04:08 AM
lol very bored more like it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-13-2008, 04:25 AM
You could have poped the 300 on and composed an artistic shot of the insulators on that power line outside the window:D

And as my mum would say to you:
How can you be bored with blue sky outside like that.

Rooz
10-13-2008, 04:39 AM
was just b4 bath time and he had better things to do than play with dad. lol

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/392991041_rCEyc-XL.jpg

K1W1
10-13-2008, 04:52 AM
He's either going to be a Road Train driver or have a pathological fear of heavy vehicles when he grows up. :D

Rooz
10-13-2008, 04:56 AM
its out of control i tell ya.

i just noticed there is something funky goin on with the orange colour of that garbage truck. looks like a bunch of green spots on it. not on the original. i wonder what would cause that ?

K1W1
10-13-2008, 05:04 AM
We have told you all along that d300's are crap cameras. :D

P.S. Thanks for copying my photo idea (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/445538637_d51877e656_b.jpg). :D:D

Rooz
10-13-2008, 05:26 AM
yeah. they are shithouse. :D
i hear the d90's arent much chop either. :p

Visual Reality
10-13-2008, 08:41 AM
its out of control i tell ya.

i just noticed there is something funky goin on with the orange colour of that garbage truck. looks like a bunch of green spots on it. not on the original. i wonder what would cause that ?
Hmm I'm not seeing it?

mladjo
10-13-2008, 09:39 AM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/mlakilud/LastMoments.jpg

Turo
10-13-2008, 09:50 AM
Stunning shot, mljado!!!

JBO
10-13-2008, 02:43 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20081012025ab.jpg

this was taken saturday while paddling on raquette lake in the adirondacks. the fall foliage and sunny weather made for a great weekend!

Yomny
10-13-2008, 03:40 PM
Nothing special i sometimes run out of things in my backyard to take pics of
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/Plant.jpg

zqfmbg
10-13-2008, 06:18 PM
Been awhile for me; I haven't gone through all of my most recent pics, so I'm afraid you'll have to make do with this. I don't think it's particularly great, picture-wise, but...

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_4181.jpg

tfa8rva
10-13-2008, 07:52 PM
A shot from an old industrial workshop that has been sitting idle for the last 31 years.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/2936490042_521d4d51ff_o.jpg

AtlPikMan
10-13-2008, 08:24 PM
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/AtlPikMan/Nikon%20D80/DSC_0112.jpg

Visual Reality
10-13-2008, 08:32 PM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/mlakilud/LastMoments.jpg
I'd like to learn a bit about your B/W conversion, if you could share?

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-13-2008, 09:41 PM
A shot from an old industrial workshop that has been sitting idle for the last 31 years.


I like that shot with the interest throughout the frame, the angle and the anvil on a whopping big piston.

Nice shot JBO, is that your family in the canoe? Great scenery your shot belongs on a wall.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-13-2008, 09:55 PM
Holiday day 7, my youngest - The Thinker.

Rooz
10-13-2008, 11:10 PM
DPR are you bumping up your in-cam sharpening or applying USM in PP ? or what about you rsaturation ? your pics from the 18-200 seem awfully soft and lacking alot of contrast.

with your permission, i've bumped it all up a little. USM, saturation, warmth and contrast. that can all be adjusted in-cam without PP.

K1W1
10-13-2008, 11:14 PM
with your permission,

You didn't have his permission at all because you did the changes before you asked.:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-14-2008, 01:10 AM
Thanks Rooz, that is a lot better. I haven't been adjusting contrast on these holiday snaps like I normally do and you've caught me out.

I'm also still struggling with my new but cheap LCD monitor.

alessy
10-14-2008, 01:16 AM
Is 18-200mm realy so soft and unsharp lense ?

Rooz
10-14-2008, 01:35 AM
not normally. its not super sharp, but its not that soft either.

JBO
10-14-2008, 04:35 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20081012025ab.jpg

this was taken saturday while paddling on raquette lake in the adirondacks. the fall foliage and sunny weather made for a great weekend!

my brother is in the back of the canoe and his best friend is in the front. the adirondacks are absolutely beautiful this time of year.

thanks for the compliments

:)

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-14-2008, 04:54 AM
I had opened the 18-200 up from memory to get the bench out of focus in front and behind my son. I normally get good results staying around F8, this is one of those times I didn't stick to F8 but like the results soft or not. He's very difficult to photograph anyway and to get a good surrounding was just precious.

Just checked F4.5, ISO 500, very cloudy and a moving kid.

alessy
10-14-2008, 05:32 AM
I read some tests and it realy shows best sharpnes on F8. Sometimes even F5,6 is good.
So in conclusion we can say that lens is not limited in zoom range, but in sharpnes depending on a aperture. You cant have everything...

josef
10-14-2008, 06:39 AM
Is 18-200mm realy so soft and unsharp lense ?

it's not That soft.. i brought it as my only lens on a recent vacation to the Smokies and I was very pleased with the results.. and especially not having to change lenses. not to mention the VR can be a life saver at times.. i'll look through my 18-200 pics and find ya a nice a shrap one to put up for tomorrow.. as for now, Vacation Pics.. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2933940329_b26d77498e_b.jpg

Yomny
10-14-2008, 03:02 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/MarinesAir.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-14-2008, 08:05 PM
I read some tests and it realy shows best sharpnes on F8. Sometimes even F5,6 is good.
So in conclusion we can say that lens is not limited in zoom range, but in sharpnes depending on a aperture. You cant have everything...

I personally notice the lack of contrast wide open the most but sharpness definately goes too below F7.1. The 18-200 IMHO is a decent and very convenient lens but I much prefer the sharpness and clarity of my 90mm or the colour rendition of my nifty 50. Particulary when trying to control DOF instead of shooting F8-F11.

Here's the last day of my holiday.
River Murray at Tooleybuck near sunset. Tweaked in NX for Rooz's benefit:D

And
Yes I posted a lot of river shots from the holiday.
No I don't have a river fetish.
It's just the road follows the river for around a 1,000 km.:D

Tomcat
10-14-2008, 08:05 PM
That's one way to beat high gas prices!
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_0825.jpg
D80
Nikkor VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G
Focal Length 200mm
ISO 250
f/11
1/80s
Apeture Priority

TNB
10-14-2008, 08:57 PM
That's one way to beat high gas prices!

But the food bill and the clean up....

accord2003
10-14-2008, 09:08 PM
Haven't been posted for a while. As usual lots of great pictures here.

Fall Picture

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2943647700_4ae714e3eb_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-14-2008, 10:37 PM
Nice shot accord, love seeing those different parts of the world too.

esp
10-14-2008, 11:21 PM
It has been awile since I have posted anything....(long story for a different post.) Anyway, There has been some great shots over the past few weeks.

I just got back from a week in the pacific northwest (U.S.) and came back with 1,000 pics. Here is one of the many.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2887159056_5e1a6d164b_b.jpg

This is a state park in Anacortes Washington that was minutes from the house we were staying at. I waited for three days for some blue sky and a decent sunset and nothing but grey.

esp
10-14-2008, 11:30 PM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/mlakilud/LastMoments.jpg

Wow, I love this shot. Such a unique and dark image. The thin DOF really makes it work.

esp
10-14-2008, 11:36 PM
Haven't been posted for a while. As usual lots of great pictures here.

Fall Picture

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2943647700_4ae714e3eb_b.jpg
I like this one as well. Such a calm feel with so much detail.

anco85
10-15-2008, 03:13 AM
I feel so ashamed. Been so busy that I haven't had the time to post my pictures.

Here's one from yesterday. We took this baby out to ash mountain for a road test and I had a blast.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2944225200_ed52420a11.jpg

For those of you who haven't heard of ash mountain, it's a dump from the coal electricity station. The black stuff you see is basically a fine powder of coal.

Made for an interesting time cleaning out the D80 afterwards :D

rawpaw18
10-15-2008, 03:38 AM
This is a state park in Anacortes Washington that was minutes from the house we were staying at. I waited for three days for some blue sky and a decent sunset and nothing but grey.

I love the tones here and the composition, well done.

Rooz
10-15-2008, 03:43 AM
I feel so ashamed. Been so busy that I haven't had the time to post my pictures.

Here's one from yesterday. We took this baby out to ash mountain for a road test and I had a blast.



For those of you who haven't heard of ash mountain, it's a dump from the coal electricity station. The black stuff you see is basically a fine powder of coal.

Made for an interesting time cleaning out the D80 afterwards :D

thats a great shot AB

anco85
10-15-2008, 03:53 AM
Thanks Rooz. It's good to finally be able to pick up the cam again and shoot

Aldor88
10-15-2008, 06:50 AM
Im so flat out of ideas that im actually shooting water drops lol. Better than nothing i guess :).
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2943640951_9a3c68e932_b.jpg

Gonna try to post some real pictures later this week.

Turo
10-15-2008, 08:14 AM
Nice one anco85, that looks great!!!

Cool shot Aldor, nothing wrong with water drops! The can have some of the best colors and reflections/refractions!

Here's mine for today. Kinda weird since most of it is out of the DOF, but I still kinda like it:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2943053419_bf1419ae1a_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2943053419/)

500mL
10-15-2008, 09:49 AM
Here's mine for today. Kinda weird since most of it is out of the DOF, but I still kinda like it:


Nice DOF on that watch Turo!

Fiasco
10-15-2008, 12:58 PM
Nothing new, here's one from the summer.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2737730810_181f9b8c6e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2737730810/)

Tomcat
10-15-2008, 07:03 PM
We have big skeeters in the South!!!!!

Heard this helicoppter but it was hidden by the trees. When it cleared the trees it was headed toward the moon. No time to chage settings, when it was in front of the moon I snapped this.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Moon/DSC_0865.jpg
D80
Quantaray 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Focal Length 300mm
ISO 400
f/5.6
1/30s
Underexposed 1.5 stopps

Rooz
10-15-2008, 07:10 PM
thats freakin awesome !

accord2003
10-15-2008, 08:12 PM
It has been awile since I have posted anything....(long story for a different post.) Anyway, There has been some great shots over the past few weeks.

I just got back from a week in the pacific northwest (U.S.) and came back with 1,000 pics. Here is one of the many.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2887159056_5e1a6d164b_b.jpg

This is a state park in Anacortes Washington that was minutes from the house we were staying at. I waited for three days for some blue sky and a decent sunset and nothing but grey.

esp. that is a great shot! I love the cold tone. it really fits here.

accord2003
10-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Thanks DPR and esp.

Turo. the DOF is really nice.

Tomcat. that is a really cool shot! love it!

K1W1
10-15-2008, 08:14 PM
Fanbloodytastic shot Tomcat. :D:D

Camerajunkie
10-15-2008, 10:14 PM
So I'm covering a coworker this week (actually, my husband, we work for the same company.) So I was out and about all day while he's on "vacation." Took the camera with me to kill the time I had inbetween assignments.

I've edited a whole one, and I'm posting it for your viewing pleasure. More to come, if I get them edited, lol.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2945537801_33ff1162c2_b.jpg

anco85
10-16-2008, 01:10 AM
Thanks Turo.

I can't believe how this group is improving. Everyday I check here, each of you have stepped up. Amazing stuff guys.

Here's another shot from the Rubicon road test.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2945803081_45b108fa85.jpg

Rooz
10-16-2008, 02:16 AM
my first spider pics of the new season. bugs starting to come out now. very exciting. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3060/2946743772_1f8425a48a_o.jpg

this ones about a 50% crop. shows a slight misfocus.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2945943861_82d0850017_o.jpg

Aldor88
10-16-2008, 05:37 AM
Nicce moonshot Tomcat!

Nice bugs as always Rooz, its so wierd that you guys have spring down there when winter is just about to start here. Days with 3hours of sunlight are approaching.

esp
10-16-2008, 09:40 AM
Rooz, Since you are the resident bug expert.....Are the black dots on his head eyes? If so are those eyes on the top of his head?

Anyway, here is another shot from my trip.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2926531128_f665d0e73f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezperkins2/2926531128/)

I took a tour of the Mariners (Local profesional baseball team) field while I was there.

trackin951
10-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Wow, ESP that almost hurts to look at! Haha, I absolutely love it though!

Tomcat
10-16-2008, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the comments.

It was just being in the right place at the right time.

esp
10-16-2008, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the comments.

It was just being in the right place at the right time.

You can say that again. I was just thinking different ways try a simaler shot. I gave up on that idea pretty quick. (All though, it is a full moon here tonight and I know if I hear a helicopter I will be running outside and trying.)

Tomcat
10-16-2008, 05:56 PM
I've been thinking about how to get more shots like this. If you are near an airport you could stake-out the glide path and find a location where the moon and the planes intersect. I have such place I can do this, but I'm not usually in that area at night. I'm usually at home when it gets dark.

Camerajunkie
10-16-2008, 10:06 PM
I just liked this one.

C&C welcome and invited. :)http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2947937735_ae4048f929_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-17-2008, 03:14 AM
I captured a couple of tiny spiders in the house and held them captive in a jar till I was in the mood. Here's some shots from their moment of freedom. Not one of our dangerous species but I was shaking like a leaf anyway.

I thought a rough wood background would suit, don't know what you think. Spider was about 6mm long body only. Slight crop, F32.

Title "Ant Suicide"

Rooz
10-17-2008, 03:31 AM
nice shot DPR. just remember that you lose more than 60% of the tammies sharpness at f32. if you want to expose more detail, you are better off using flash.

http://www.photozone.de/images/8Reviews/lenses/tamron_90_28_nikon/mtf.gif

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-17-2008, 03:50 AM
So should I stick to F22 smallest?
I've seen some beautifull bugs at F32 and I was just mindlessly copying. I did use off cam flash, mounted on one of those expensive voice controlled WIFE models.

Visual Reality
10-17-2008, 03:52 AM
IMO I wouldn't go past f/16...you get a lot of diffraction induced softness. You can certainly try it though.

Diffraction begins beyond f/13 for us.

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm

Rooz
10-17-2008, 03:54 AM
i never shoot over f16 personally. and try and avoid anything over f11 if i can help it.

esp
10-17-2008, 10:45 AM
I've been thinking about how to get more shots like this. If you are near an airport you could stake-out the glide path and find a location where the moon and the planes intersect. I have such place I can do this, but I'm not usually in that area at night. I'm usually at home when it gets dark.

I was thinking the same thing. I live 20 minutes from an airport and it might be worth a trip over there next full moon.

zqfmbg
10-17-2008, 11:24 AM
nice shot DPR. just remember that you lose more than 60% of the tammies sharpness at f32. if you want to expose more detail, you are better off using flash.

Huh? I thought the use of f/32 is to increase the already miniscule depth of field.

Camerajunkie
10-17-2008, 12:37 PM
Okay, Rooz and Rich seemed to like this one of the ones in my Flickr, so I'll share it next. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2948791708_d9ed1e3d72_b.jpg

Turo
10-17-2008, 12:56 PM
Nice shot, camerajunkie! I love the colors and DOF, looks great!!!

rawpaw18
10-17-2008, 12:59 PM
Told ya so! Did not notice the car til you mentioned it. What pp did you use?

Camerajunkie
10-17-2008, 03:57 PM
Very, very basic post processing. I desaturated the image and then adjusted the hue til I liked what I saw. And you all thought Rooz was bad at pp. :-D

tim11
10-17-2008, 04:05 PM
I smiled when I saw them lining up enjoying come home baked cookies. Just like this.

zqfmbg
10-17-2008, 05:32 PM
One of my friends makes fun of me for having a $3000 "cat picture making machine". I guess he has a point...

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_4333.jpg

Visual Reality
10-17-2008, 06:48 PM
I smiled when I saw them lining up enjoying come home baked cookies. Just like this.
Yummy! .

Rasidel Slika
10-17-2008, 06:52 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2950744984_343fc3079e_o.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2950744984/)
Camera Model: NIKON D70
Image Date: 2005:08:28 12:22:56
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
Aperture: f/9.0
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix

AMDnut
10-17-2008, 06:54 PM
Hey everyone! Been a long while..... you guys all have some great shots! I have been so busy working that I have had no time.... but I did manage to get a couple of flower shots after a rain recently. Two of them had late fall visitors! :)

Rasidel Slika
10-17-2008, 07:21 PM
I have been away for a while, have to do some catching up.. lots of good stuff!

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/)
^^beautiful


Took this while I was waiting for them to mix up my chocolate malt.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2907667787_5e10f80e2a_o.jpg
^^AMAZING - so clear and sharp - and the reflection is excellent. the color and bokeh completes the appeal

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/)
^^very nice


heres one i stumbled across that I took with my first serious camera (panasonic FZ20). Thought it was quite good! (with a little PP)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2921309539_1a010c4535_b.jpg
^^fantastic really

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20081012025ab.jpg

this was taken saturday while paddling on raquette lake in the adirondacks. the fall foliage and sunny weather made for a great weekend!
^^amazing capture - I feel like I am there


Im so flat out of ideas that im actually shooting water drops lol. Better than nothing i guess :).
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2943640951_9a3c68e932_b.jpg
Gonna try to post some real pictures later this week.
^^beautiful - the blur / bokeh wins this shot - I am really a sucker for shots like this


Rooz, Since you are the resident bug expert.....Are the black dots on his head eyes? If so are those eyes on the top of his head?

Anyway, here is another shot from my trip.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2926531128_f665d0e73f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezperkins2/2926531128/)

I took a tour of the Mariners (Local profesional baseball team) field while I was there.
^^I'm a sucker for these kind of shots too - great treatment of color (er no color) and awesome perspective


I smiled when I saw them lining up enjoying come home baked cookies. Just like this.
^^this is a nice funny shot (the birds on the fence)

Yomny
10-17-2008, 10:18 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/Moon2.jpg

TNB
10-17-2008, 11:11 PM
One of my friends makes fun of me for having a $3000 "cat picture making machine". I guess he has a point...
Being a "staff of one" to two cats, I just take photos of something else every now and then. ;)

Here's a photo from one of two soccer matches held tonight. Tori may recognize one team. :p

Rooz
10-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Huh? I thought the use of f/32 is to increase the already miniscule depth of field.

theoretically it does but diffraction severley comprimises its performance so i try and avoid it personally.


I smiled when I saw them lining up enjoying come home baked cookies. Just like this.

lmao awesome.




nice moon shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-18-2008, 02:26 AM
I smiled when I saw them lining up enjoying come home baked cookies. Just like this.

A great photo's being in the right place at the right time and then not stuffing it up. Great shot.

Only improvement if you could have been a touch wider to show K1W1 lining up the shotgun.:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-18-2008, 02:30 AM
nice shot DPR. just remember that you lose more than 60% of the tammies sharpness at f32.

http://www.photozone.de/images/8Reviews/lenses/tamron_90_28_nikon/mtf.gif

Thanks for the feedback Rooz. I was so proud of the shot and now I'm kicking myself. Glad you told the truth though re the feedback as you can't learn from false praise. Appreciate the honest help to learn.

rawpaw18
10-18-2008, 03:18 PM
Have not tried a concert before, hats off to you guys that do this kind of shoting.

Bart Millard of Mercy Me, great show!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2951920715_8aaf4e1fb0_o.jpg

1/125, spot, f/2.8, iso 1600, 200mm

phys
10-18-2008, 05:08 PM
Nice sharp image though, lighting can be hard aye, i shot a pageant a while ago all manual (mistake) meter was jumping round all over the place.

Rooz
10-19-2008, 02:58 AM
nothin wrong with iso1600 on the d50 if you get your exposures right.
the whole series is excellent rich.

K1W1
10-19-2008, 03:30 AM
Personally I don't see what the attraction in bug shots is. After all they don't move at all. :D:D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2953480197_affe32d8b9_b.jpg

rawpaw18
10-19-2008, 03:38 AM
You know what was the last thing that went through that bugs mind
when he hit the windshield?
.
.
.
His rear end!

Rooz
10-19-2008, 04:33 AM
dof is spot on mate. lol

mladjo
10-19-2008, 06:46 AM
Post-apocalyptic playground

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/mlakilud/ForgottenPlayground.jpg

Turo
10-19-2008, 10:58 AM
I took this picture a few months ago, but I just went back and played around with the post processing and came up with this latest version:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2429561060_ecec112d82_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2429561060/in/set-72157608028788281/)

Camerajunkie
10-19-2008, 02:08 PM
You know what was the last thing that went through that bugs mind
when he hit the windshield?
.
.
.
His rear end!


I tell my kids that joke all the time. I love it! :D

K1W1
10-19-2008, 02:24 PM
Why the bugs died.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2953669037_9e92c5b0f7_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2954535460_f8d8091866_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 190 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

fionndruinne
10-19-2008, 02:25 PM
Awesome, Turo! Your PP effect really works.

faisal
10-19-2008, 03:05 PM
Post-apocalyptic playground



The caption is perfect...good shot!!!


I took this picture a few months ago, but I just went back and played around with the post processing and came up with this latest version:


looks nice...
There are always those shots that you go back to just to play around with and end up getting a better result after some PP...

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-19-2008, 04:35 PM
I took this picture a few months ago, but I just went back and played around with the post processing and came up with this latest version:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2429561060_ecec112d82_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2429561060/in/set-72157608028788281/)

Turo, both versions are great. My mate almost tried to buy that image (old version) from you when he set up his own business for his logo etc.

Tomcat
10-19-2008, 06:55 PM
Cool bugs Kiwi. Good thing you didn't get into a swarm of these. They are hard on the wind screen.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Seasonal/DSC_0876-1.jpg
D80
Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length 55mm
ISO 400
SS 1/500s
Apt. f/13
Aperture Priority

K1W1
10-19-2008, 08:00 PM
I love that one. :D

AtlPikMan
10-19-2008, 09:17 PM
^^Saw one of those today...Boy i sure wanted to turn around to get a pic...lol

achuang
10-19-2008, 10:57 PM
Haven't posted or taken many images lately due to exams. Here's one from last week. SB600 bounced from overhead. 50mm f/1.8. EXIF data: 1/500, f/2.8, ISO 200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2956722519_a4f44d21c7_o.jpg

Fiasco
10-20-2008, 12:39 AM
First fisheye lens shot. Shot with a Sigma 8mm Fisheye f/3.5.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2957782710_3cf7645513.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2957782710/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-20-2008, 02:52 AM
Love the shot Andrew, having the cot in the background works great.

Fiasco that talent's just not fair you can take a portrait with a fisheye and still get a great image. :D Nice job and another interesting location.

Rooz
10-20-2008, 03:30 AM
Post-apocalyptic playground



stunning. :eek:


Cool bugs Kiwi. Good thing you didn't get into a swarm of these. They are hard on the wind screen.

lmfao...


Haven't posted or taken many images lately due to exams. Here's one from last week. SB600 bounced from overhead. 50mm f/1.8. EXIF data: 1/500, f/2.8, ISO 200



great shot andrew. lighting is perfect.

heres a couple of a 4-5mm praying mantis. quite difficult to shoot this guy, (alive !!), very small and quite fast. full set of tubes used, R1 and 105VR.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2958043052_f20e02e231_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2957914558_9507d072a4_o.jpg

added another strobe to camera right and blasted the shit ouit of the frame to give me that white vacant space. dunno if i like it yet.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2957202483_c820b8a1b7_o.jpg

rawpaw18
10-20-2008, 03:52 AM
Rooz,
I like the number two shot,
as for the third, my initial impression is the eyes get lost since they are white also.

Caveat: You ever had one of the photos that you initially thought iffy, but after a little time it has become one of your favorites?

K1W1
10-20-2008, 04:13 AM
heres a couple of a 4-5mm praying mantis. quite difficult to shoot this guy, (alive !!), very small and quite fast.


Yeah, yeah we know.
Just try to catch two different coloured ones in a symmetrical pattern on the edge of your windshield whilst travelling at 100kph+ :D

I'll give you credit for them though. Not bad for an amateur.

Rooz
10-20-2008, 04:46 AM
Rooz,
I like the number two shot,
as for the third, my initial impression is the eyes get lost since they are white also.

Caveat: You ever had one of the photos that you initially thought iffy, but after a little time it has become one of your favorites?

yes, thats a good point about the eyes. not sure if it will end up a fave of mine, i'm not totally convinced on it but the different lighting does appeal to me for some obscure reason.

Rooz
10-20-2008, 04:48 AM
Yeah, yeah we know.
Just try to catch two different coloured ones in a symmetrical pattern on the edge of your windshield whilst travelling at 100kph+ :D

I'll give you credit for them though. Not bad for an amateur.

lol just warming up my good man. :D

backyard project is almost finished too so will have more time to shoot. thank f*ck for that !!!

ssil2000
10-20-2008, 05:52 AM
love #2 rooz, brilliant.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-20-2008, 05:57 AM
Love no 2 Rooz, good exposure to avoid the nuclear red look and wonderful pose and focus.

Turo
10-20-2008, 10:34 AM
Turo, both versions are great. My mate almost tried to buy that image (old version) from you when he set up his own business for his logo etc.

Whoa, I'm flattered that he even considered good enough to purchase! :eek:


Haven't posted or taken many images lately due to exams. Here's one from last week. SB600 bounced from overhead. 50mm f/1.8. EXIF data: 1/500, f/2.8, ISO 200


Nice job! Beautiful soft light!



heres a couple of a 4-5mm praying mantis. quite difficult to shoot this guy, (alive !!), very small and quite fast. full set of tubes used, R1 and 105VR.


Amazing as always! I love the second and last ones, they look great!

Shaft
10-20-2008, 12:52 PM
Seriously, I try to post my photos directly but I still can't. I type it as below, I even tried using the "insert photo" button but it's still not working, I still just get a red X. So I'm sorry about the thumbnails, I know how irritating they can be..

http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=portofinohm6.jpg

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EDIT: I know the horizon in the second one isn't straight, noticed it after I posted it. Sorry.

Fiasco
10-20-2008, 01:17 PM
Fiasco that talent's just not fair you can take a portrait with a fisheye and still get a great image. :D Nice job and another interesting location.

Thanks Dread Pirate!!

Tomcat
10-20-2008, 01:36 PM
Cool bug Rooz. This is one I got to pose for me so I could try out my new macro lense.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Bugs/DSC_0138.jpg
Quntaray 70-300mm f/4-5.4G Macro
Focal Length 200mm
Iso 200
SS 1/125
Apt. f7.1

herc182
10-20-2008, 01:44 PM
stunning. :eek:



lmfao...



great shot andrew. lighting is perfect.

heres a couple of a 4-5mm praying mantis. quite difficult to shoot this guy, (alive !!), very small and quite fast. full set of tubes used, R1 and 105VR.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2958043052_f20e02e231_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2957914558_9507d072a4_o.jpg

added another strobe to camera right and blasted the shit ouit of the frame to give me that white vacant space. dunno if i like it yet.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2957202483_c820b8a1b7_o.jpg

I love number two. Its a fantastic shot. Not sure about number three. The white is too overpowering

herc182
10-20-2008, 01:52 PM
Cool bugs Kiwi. Good thing you didn't get into a swarm of these. They are hard on the wind screen.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/DSC_0876-1.jpg
D80
Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length 55mm
ISO 400
SS 1/500s
Apt. f/13
Aperture Priority

LMFAO. Thanks for that :D

fionndruinne
10-20-2008, 03:16 PM
41249

Same old same old for me today.

Rooz
10-20-2008, 03:23 PM
Cool bug Rooz. This is one I got to pose for me so I could try out my new macro lense.

Quntaray 70-300mm f/4-5.4G Macro
Focal Length 200mm
Iso 200
SS 1/125
Apt. f7.1

great shot TC. looks like a biggun. i havent seen many big guys around our way, they are all quite small. not sure if they dont reach maturity cos of predators, (lotsa spiders), or if they are just small species.

swpars
10-20-2008, 04:36 PM
A meadow on Mount Rainier near the Paradise Lodge.

Shot in early September, D40 + 18-55mm @ f8 and ISO 200.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2954348471_1422cc1a46_b.jpg

Tomcat
10-20-2008, 04:52 PM
great shot TC. looks like a biggun. i havent seen many big guys around our way, they are all quite small. not sure if they dont reach maturity cos of predators, (lotsa spiders), or if they are just small species.

It was about 3 inches long. It was still young, it's wings weren't developed yet. I have pictures of one that is a little bigger with wings.

Tomcat
10-20-2008, 05:00 PM
[QUOTE=swpars;335470]A meadow on Mount Rainier near the Paradise Lodge.

Nice landscape. I miss living in the Northwest. I lived in Everett for about a year in the mid '80s.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-20-2008, 05:24 PM
Cool bug Rooz. This is one I got to pose for me so I could try out my new macro lense.

Nice shot Tomcat, you're clearly not just starting out with photography.
Nice composition etc, I can't wait to find a mantis now I've got a macro lens:)

Tomcat
10-20-2008, 05:42 PM
Nice shot Tomcat, you're clearly not just starting out with photography.
Nice composition etc, I can't wait to find a mantis now I've got a macro lens:)

Thanks DPR. I used to take pictures with a fixed lense 35mm, a Kodak Retinette 1A. when I was a teenager. I just got into photography as a hobby this past July.

I got free photography classes with the purchase of my camera. They have really helped me to transition from a picture taker to being a photographer. I still have a long way to go.

Fiasco
10-20-2008, 11:05 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2957782462_c9cbd982aa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2957782462/)

swpars
10-21-2008, 12:00 AM
[QUOTE=swpars;335470]A meadow on Mount Rainier near the Paradise Lodge.

Nice landscape. I miss living in the Northwest. I lived in Everett for about a year in the mid '80s.

The Northwest makes landscape photography ridiculously easy. If you spend a day here with a car and a camera, you're bound to come away with something good.

herc182
10-21-2008, 12:02 AM
A meadow on Mount Rainier near the Paradise Lodge.

Shot in early September, D40 + 18-55mm @ f8 and ISO 200.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2954348471_1422cc1a46_b.jpg

Thats a beauty. A keeper. Wish I was sitting there, looks so peaceful

Rooz
10-21-2008, 02:48 AM
hoverfly

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2961235842_39c55cd68c_o.jpg

up close and personal with the ultimate pest. this is uncropped btw.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2961235464_3a701a6508_o.jpg

herc182
10-21-2008, 03:52 AM
hoverfly


up close and personal with the ultimate pest. this is uncropped btw.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2961235464_3a701a6508_o.jpg

uncropped?!! Christ.

Beautiful shot.

Turo
10-21-2008, 06:25 AM
That hoverfly shot is superb, wow!

philwojo
10-21-2008, 10:06 AM
Haven't posted in here in forever, but just got back from a 10 Day Cruise to Canada and New England and had some wonderful weather.

Liked this shot, open to C&C

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/share/DSC_5711-2.jpg
Shot as follows:
1/1250 F7.1 @ 70mm on the 70-300mm Nikkor VR Lens, ISO Auto, not sure what it picked and not indicated in the EXIF data.

Thanks,
Phil

esp
10-21-2008, 10:09 AM
At this point my "Wow great bug shot Rooz" is getting a little redundant but........Great bug shot Rooz.

esp
10-21-2008, 10:13 AM
Here is another shot from my last trip. This was taken on Pike St. in Seattle.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2934534895_69d1ccc190_b.jpg[/URL]

Turo
10-21-2008, 10:30 AM
Nice shot, esp! Works extremely well in black and white

Camerajunkie
10-21-2008, 02:16 PM
Haven't posted in here in forever, but just got back from a 10 Day Cruise to Canada and New England and had some wonderful weather.

Liked this shot, open to C&C

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/share/DSC_5711-2.jpg
Shot as follows:
1/1250 F7.1 @ 70mm on the 70-300mm Nikkor VR Lens, ISO Auto, not sure what it picked and not indicated in the EXIF data.

Thanks,
Phil

I don't like the grey in the foreground at all. Great colors though. :)

Tomcat
10-21-2008, 05:53 PM
This is the Valley I live in. The leaves are just starting to change color.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Landscapes/DSC_0883.jpg
D80
VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length 36mm
ISO 400
SS 1/500s
APT. f/5.3
Manual mode
Cicular Polarizer

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-21-2008, 08:22 PM
up close and personal with the ultimate pest. this is uncropped btw.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2961235464_3a701a6508_o.jpg

Geez nice shot Rooz. I can tell as always for you that it was a live subject. But now I can see how you kept him from flying away. See that drop of superglue under the left leg:D

Turo
10-21-2008, 10:59 PM
I wasn't going to post this one because I am not crazy about it (I like the concept, but I think I can get much more creative with the execution and make a much better image). Anyways, I decided to post it anyways because it was the last image I took before my D50's shutter reached 10,000 actuations. So, happy actuation birthday to my D50!

ps. That is the back of my house reflected on the water drop!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2962902615_56ecaeab5d_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2962902615/)

swpars
10-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Here is another shot from my last trip. This was taken on Pike St. in Seattle.



I agree - this really works well in black & white. I saw this guy performing when I was down at the Pike St. Market this summer.

swpars
10-21-2008, 11:16 PM
This is the Valley I live in. The leaves are just starting to change color.

D80
VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length 36mm
ISO 400
SS 1/500s
APT. f/5.3
Manual mode
Cicular Polarizer

That's Tennessee? You could have fooled me, looks like New England. Can't wait to see what it's doing in 2-3 weeks near the peak of autumn color.

Rooz
10-21-2008, 11:28 PM
A meadow on Mount Rainier near the Paradise Lodge.

Shot in early September, D40 + 18-55mm @ f8 and ISO 200.



beautiful scene Sam.


It was about 3 inches long. It was still young, it's wings weren't developed yet. I have pictures of one that is a little bigger with wings.

is that how you can tell if its young ? ie: older ones get wings ?



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2957782462_c9cbd982aa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2957782462/)

love this shot. great work.

TNB
10-22-2008, 12:30 AM
As mentioned on Flickr, Rooz you is the bug man! Really like those shots though I have yet to take any bug photos unless it is like the recent VW photo I took. However, I think I took more Mustang photos on Saturday anyway.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-22-2008, 04:47 AM
Nice TNB.

Here's one of many shots from my cam last weekend I was absolutely rapt to find. Love a DSLR and kids.

K1W1
10-22-2008, 05:02 AM
Yes that is a man racing a motorcycle with no rear suspension and a hand gear change.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2954524856_3c3b763c3b_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 175 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-22-2008, 05:11 AM
Wow had to share this one.
The nifty 50 just paid for itself pulling this shot of my kid.
From my day at the zoo at 50mm. (I'm trying trips to the zoo with different lenses to get a new slant on whats become an old destination.)

Rooz
10-22-2008, 05:13 AM
Yes that is a man racing a motorcycle with a hand gear change.


wtf ?? how does that work ??:eek:

K1W1
10-22-2008, 05:16 AM
Same as a car.
Left foot for the clutch, left hand for the gear lever (notice there is no clutch on the left handlebar). I suspect that they probably get the things in top gear an leave them there during the race they are only a 3 speed gearbox I think and they date from around WWII time.

philwojo
10-22-2008, 06:41 AM
Ok the gray in that last pic from me as a rock I may crop it out. I haven't done anything to any of these photo's at all yet, no time.

Here is the next one, same trip:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/share/DSC_5729-1.jpg

Shot with the Nikkor 50mm F1.8 at 50mm, F9, 1/500, Auto Iso, not shown in EXIF.

Again C&C welcome, trying to learn and get better at this like you guys.
Phil

esp
10-22-2008, 11:06 AM
Phil - I like the bright colors and interesting subject of this one but I would like to see this same shot with the focus switched to the rusty pole with the out of focus light house in the back ground or the pole taken out of the frame. I am by no means an expert but that was the first though that came to mind when I looked at this shot. Also, the dust spot in the top corner has to be cloned out. I get a ton of those with my d40x and they drive me nuts so when I see one in a picture my eye is always drawn to it.

esp
10-22-2008, 11:09 AM
Here is another shot from the trip.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2926477306_285927e9a3_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm

SVTGolfer
10-22-2008, 01:33 PM
Here is one taken with my new D90 -

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h195/SVTGolfer/DSC_0054.jpg

esp
10-22-2008, 01:37 PM
Here is one taken with my new D90 -

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h195/SVTGolfer/DSC_0054.jpg

I expected a little more from the d90.:D

philwojo
10-22-2008, 02:57 PM
Thanks ESP, I didn't have a lot of time as we were on a bus full of people and I had to snap as much as I could. I will take care of the dust spot before I do anything permanent with the pics. I have been to busy to do anything with my pics, other than post them for now.

I will see what else I have from the trip to post.

Thanks for the feedback.
Phil

Rooz
10-22-2008, 03:16 PM
Here is another shot from the trip.



Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm

just beautiful

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-22-2008, 05:37 PM
I really like the shot esp but I've got to ask have you tried playing with the contrast to see whether it makes it better or worse?

Rooz
10-22-2008, 05:47 PM
i may be wrong but i think its a soft filter effect.

TNB
10-22-2008, 06:17 PM
Another "stang" shot from Saturday. I just like the "mirror" look.

Tomcat
10-22-2008, 06:28 PM
Cool water drop Turo. What kind of set up did you use?

Yes Rooz adult mantis'es have wings. Atleast the kind we have here do.

Here's my contribution to this daily wildlife pic of the day. My favorite horse.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0253.jpg
I cropped this about 50%.
I have another pic that is uncropped that filled the whole frame that is alot clearer but I cut off part of the rear bumper. This was taken in the same place as the landscape I posted yesterday.

D80
VR55-200mm4-5.6G
FL 200mm
ISO 500
SS 1/500s
APT f/8
Manual mode

esp
10-22-2008, 08:05 PM
I expected a little more from the d90.:D

Ok, when I first posted this the picture was not showing up. I swear I was not trying to be smart ass.

Camerajunkie
10-22-2008, 08:09 PM
This is the Valley I live in. The leaves are just starting to change color.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/DSC_0883.jpg



I live right outside of Nashville. Which valley is that because it looks WAY better than the trees around here.

esp
10-22-2008, 08:17 PM
i may be wrong but i think its a soft filter effect.

All of the pictures from my trip were taken with a borrowed d40x. For the first 2 days I did not realized the the camera was set to "soft." I am guessing that was why every picture I took turned out a little, well soft. Now that you mention it I am going to go back and up the contrast to see if it helps that soft look.

Turo
10-22-2008, 09:50 PM
Cool water drop Turo. What kind of set up did you use?

Cheap extension tubes with a 35-70 lens and a tripod on a VERY sunny day :cool:.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-23-2008, 04:12 AM
Now that you mention it I am going to go back and up the contrast to see if it helps that soft look.
It's a nice shot I reckon it's worth your while to play with it in post.

I'm going to sell my 18-200*.
This shot was the Tammie instead.

* Oh if you're about to bid on one it's the best lens ever (- just ask Ken R).:D
Seriously though weigh any negative statements of mine (like reduced sharpness at 200mm or reduced contrast at F3.5) against my more carefully considered opinion in my post on the next page:)

Rooz
10-23-2008, 04:20 AM
she's a cutie. :)

rawpaw18
10-23-2008, 04:33 AM
DPR adorable,
You may want to nix the talk about your 18-200 if you are planning on selling soon.

Remember all those uber sharp photos you got from your Nikon 18-200 lens. wink

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-23-2008, 04:49 AM
Yeah I've previously found to my horror how well this website ranks on google searches.

But in it's favour the lens is pretty good and it's taken me nearly 12 months of solid photographic learning to get to the point where the lens is limitting me. I'm also pretty fussy - perhaps more so than the usual consumer of that type of glass. For someone who wants fantastic convenience the 18-200 would be a bargain. It also focusses quite close so it gives a good intro to macro whilst not actually being a macro lens. It was a good choice for me initially to work out where I shoot thus making more informed decisions now - so it saved me money from that viewpoint. Further I can honestly post some great shots as examples I actually took with the lens. Positive enough for you whilst still being totally honest:D

achuang
10-23-2008, 05:11 AM
In your experience is the 18-200 the perfect travel lens? I had considered changing my 18-70 and 55-200VR for the 18-200 but thought I wouldn't be happy with the IQ just as you have not been happy about it. The 18-200 will have to wait until I'm happy with all my other lenses.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-23-2008, 05:20 AM
Well yes and no. I just did a 3,000km round trip to Sydney as shown in this thread on previous pages with this lens alone. I simply couldn't fit another thing in the car (ie no camera bag).

I didn't miss any shots for not having the right lens on cam since this lens covered everything nicely. I didn't have to worry about changing lenses in dusty environs etc. I could shoot a panda at 200mm and then my kids at 25mm within seconds.

I did get many shots that weren't as good as they could have been had I actually had a special purpose lens on. However with a special purpose lens on then I'm forgoing shots that would be outside the focal length. For example with a 300mm F4 on cam for the panda I can't shoot my kids smile (his right eyeball maybe but not his face and posture). And that is my frustration.

The 18-200VR lens has introduced a real convenience versus image quality tradeoff by having more convenience than any previous lens. The IQ is exceptional for what it is a convenience lens. The IQ is however definately not top notch.

The 18-200 IQ is I am confident a truckload better than anything else on the market eg a point and shoot/superzoom camera.

trackin951
10-23-2008, 11:25 AM
Here is a shot of Downtown Tampa, FL.

f8
1.3 sec.
iso 200
18mm

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2966652281_aff594dc72_b.jpg

dxrocnxj
10-23-2008, 11:37 AM
tampa eh?
i just moved to florida
i live about an hour north of there.

Tomcat
10-23-2008, 02:59 PM
CJ that is the Sequatchie Valley. That raod just to the right of the center is Hwy.111.
Hwy. 127 runs right up the valley. The picture was taken from the scenic overlook on 111 on the East side of the valley. the trees seem to be slow changing this year. Maybe the rain tonight will help them along.

Tomcat
10-23-2008, 03:33 PM
I like this horse to. My ironhorse.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Motorcycles/DSC_0004.jpg

D80
VR55-200mmf/4-5.6G
FL 55mm
ISO 180
SS 1/125s
APT f/5.6
Auto mode

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-23-2008, 08:39 PM
Why is it that half the members here have fast cars and motorbikes. Just jealous:D

Nice clean shot Trackin, nothing to distract you from the subject.

K1W1
10-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Why is it that half the members here have fast cars and motorbikes. Just jealous:D

"Cos only half the members have their priorities right. :D:D

K1W1
10-23-2008, 08:45 PM
I like this horse to. My ironhorse.


Nice Vulcan

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-23-2008, 10:13 PM
Whilst I may have bagged the 18-200 for not being able to take that jetty shot (at least before editing my post). Here's a shot of my daughters iron horse from last weekend taken with the 18-200.

herc182
10-24-2008, 02:00 AM
This is a three shot panoramic from yesterday. Taken from top of Gellert Hill

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2967369480_9765c1a53b_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-24-2008, 02:50 AM
Herc, just looking at your shot and my daughter just leant over my shoulder and said "Thats Pretty". :)
She doesn't ever say much about mine:(

alessy
10-24-2008, 04:24 AM
Herc, just looking at your shot and my daughter just leant over my shoulder and said "Thats Pretty". :)
She doesn't ever say much about mine:(



Maybe you sould try and shoot some landscape photos .
Maybe she likes those photos more... :)

philwojo
10-24-2008, 06:50 AM
Ok one more from my last trip, I like how this one turned out, again I'd welcome C&C so I can make my pictures look as good as what you guys are doing.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/share/DSC_5605-1.jpg

Nikkor 50mm F1.8, 1/320, F9.0, Auto ISO (exif does not say what it was).

Thanks,
Phil

herc182
10-24-2008, 09:34 AM
Herc, just looking at your shot and my daughter just leant over my shoulder and said "Thats Pretty". :)
She doesn't ever say much about mine:(

Tell her thanks :D

If she saw a photo of me, she would not say that!

toriaj
10-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Looks great philwojo, I wouldn't have done anything different.
If you wanted, you could use a reflector or some fill flash to reduce the nose shadow. But it looks great as is. Great use of DOF, you kept the sky (!) and good sharpness on the subject.

philwojo
10-24-2008, 01:02 PM
Thanks Toriaj, not a lot of time for setup on this. Had 15 minutes off the tour bus and had to do some quick hiking and spotting to find this one and then snap a few pictures there and also around the area.

I need to learn to shoot in Manual like you guys, I currently shoot in "P" mode so at least I can turn on/off settings in the cam. Once in a while I will flip to "S" or "A" and dial those in, but haven't really got the fell for the shutter speeds yet and didn't do anything with Aperature on this trip.

Phil

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-24-2008, 03:32 PM
I really like it Phil. Nicely exposed for a start - you've not blown her white top.

Only improvement would be to think, right I'm going on a rip with the missus and will put her in some landscape photos today, right you're not allowed to wear white, here wear this red top instead. Red clothes and green landscapes are made for each other.

I wouldn't shoot in manual like the purists. Trust me shoot in A and leave it on F8 for most shots.

Bryan Petersons "Understanding exposure" explains why thats works well often.

With your shot above you have someone very close to the cam and scenery very far away. If you keep around F8 the background will be fairly blurry like you've got and not distract you from the scenery. Your other choice is to get the background less blurry in which case you'd reduce your apperture to reduce the blur, eg F11 a little less blur, F16 or in the extreme F22 if you have enough light and the background would still be blurry but much less so.

What I've saying is by using "A" you get creative control and yet the cam still handles the exposure. Using "M" you'd have to worry about your exposure as well and IMHO why would you bother.

rawpaw18
10-24-2008, 06:12 PM
Large photo mural I hung for a customer today 12' x 8'

For a two year old boys bedroom

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