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AMDnut
10-24-2008, 06:45 PM
One from the other day.....

Camerajunkie
10-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Rich,

That kid is going to have nightmares!



AMD,

I like that shot. Very cool.

herc182
10-24-2008, 11:15 PM
I agree....that shark is mental. Why not paint a picture of the shark decapitating someone?!

AMD, thats a real cool shot. I like the grit and texture. How did you convert it to B&W? what did you use?

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-25-2008, 01:24 AM
Paying attention to K1W1's panning lessons.
Best shot of the series, worked hard for an hour to get this:)
It was cool because my dad got involved helping me and was having fun holding the flash on comander mode.

ssil2000
10-25-2008, 02:12 AM
Excellent mate!

TNB
10-25-2008, 02:40 AM
Very nice DPR.

Another photo from last Saturday. Still haven't even looked at the K9 photos yet and looks like both more cars (charity event) and college hockey on Saturday.

Rooz
10-25-2008, 02:49 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.


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

Thanks,
Phil

nothing at all wrong with that. looks perfect to me. :)
(strange that exif wont show the iso ???)


Large photo mural I hung for a customer today 12' x 8'

For a two year old boys bedroom


omg lmao


One from the other day.....

love this shot.


Paying attention to K1W1's panning lessons.
Best shot of the series, worked hard for an hour to get this:)
It was cool because my dad got involved helping me and was having fun holding the flash on comander mode.

thats fantastic ! what a great shot ! :eek:

rawpaw18
10-25-2008, 03:24 AM
AMDnut, very cool shot. creative

DPR, wow that works, great colors and motion fantastic. Now introduce a little zoom action at the same time.
That should keep you busy for a while.

Here is another of the shark, it is hard to get the scale because I only had the 50mm with me, no tripod and trying to
handhold at 1/10 after all that coffee, soo much coffee.

41329

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-25-2008, 03:52 AM
LOL, my kids definately wouldn't sleep with that wall hanging:)

A couple weeks back a 6m (18ft) one of them was sighted 1 mile offshore from my house. I think we'll stick to the pool.

TheWengler
10-25-2008, 09:18 AM
DPR, that's a really cool shot. Well done.

AMDnut
10-25-2008, 09:20 AM
Thanks guys!

herc182 - I shot this in RAW and then brought it into Photoshop. Once in Photoshop, I converted to Greyscale. After conversion, I tweaked the levels a little just to make the blacks a little blacker then added an Unsharp Mask for final sharpening.

TNB
10-25-2008, 11:19 AM
Once in a while I upload a photo to the Cameras in Action thread... the latest was not so hot considering the distance I took the photo to capture everyone together, but more of a subject matter photo.

Robin Leach taking a photo of "Siegfried & Roy" at the Las Vegas Metro Police Department K9 Trials.

Shaft
10-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Street Performer in Krakow, Poland
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6637/iexhaleheartsc1.th.jpg (http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=iexhaleheartsc1.jpg)http://img352.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

My Sister
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7205/agnesfi9.th.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=agnesfi9.jpg)http://img401.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Crosswalk-light close to my house. I like how one of the leaves looks like a heart
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/12/trafficlighthf3.th.jpg (http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trafficlighthf3.jpg)http://img381.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

All pictures taken with Nikon D80 with either the 18-200VR or the 50mm 1.8, and they've all been slightly edited in Capture NX2, Lightroom and Photoshop.

faisal
10-25-2008, 02:08 PM
Shaft...really like the first one due to the heart shaped flame...well timed capture... :)

Prospero
10-25-2008, 04:08 PM
Shaft, nice pictures. Nice portrait of you sister.
DPR, great shot. Very nice panning.

LBGChris
10-25-2008, 05:00 PM
Tag football

Tomcat
10-25-2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks KIWI
Here's one for DPR. It's a little less mechanical.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Bugs/DSC_0976.jpg

D80
28-200mm f3.5-5.6 G
FL 200mm
ISO 500
SS 1/500s
APT f5.6
Aperture Priority

toriaj
10-25-2008, 10:08 PM
Has anyone here noticed that some shots directly uploaded to DCRP are soft? I've been seeing it for quite awhile. Just in some shots, not others. I haven't been able to find a pattern. Today I noticed it in this thread (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=336407#post336407). Two of the shots I posted today are soft. The third is not. None of the shots I had previously posted in that thread were soft. I'm using the same sharpness settings, etc.

Am I crazy :confused:

Anyway, I'm double-posting this to see if it turns out soft, too. I had my first "professional" shoot. This shot is a little hot on her shoulder and arm, but it's my favorite of the bunch anyway.

50mm, 1/80, f/4.5, ISO 200
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C&C appreciated as always!
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edit: yep, it's soft :(

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Here's 2 bugs, I'm not deliberately chasing your post themes Tomcat, I almost posted em last night but I feel guilty for too many images in a day.

Oh and any observable softness is obviously this site and not the photographer:D

Edit, shot with the Tamron 90mm at probably F16 as advised (but possibly F22 as I'm still experimenting).
Handheld, remote SB600 (cam 45 deg left, 45deg up) and on cam flash both at 0 EV.
Backdrop wooden kitchen table and a bit of daisy leaf shot 1. Kids school folders shot 2 (which I don't like).

Geoff Chandler
10-26-2008, 01:40 AM
Dread Pirate Roberts ~ seeing shots like these are just fueling my
desire to get a Tamron 90mm macro!! (I assume these were taken using that?)
Nice shots

K1W1
10-26-2008, 02:08 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2973311777_269849a9ca_b.jpg

Rooz
10-26-2008, 02:16 AM
nice detail and texture in the first.
not sure the blue works in the second though.

bout time you put him in an aussie jersey rich.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2008, 02:34 AM
Agreed Rooz, I don't like the blue either but the little bastard flew away after 2 test shots and I couldn't find him again.

I'm sure he's eating my curtains somewhere.

K1W1
10-26-2008, 02:46 AM
bout time you put him in an aussie jersey rich.

He wears Australian for Cricket and All Blacks for everything important. :D

Prospero
10-26-2008, 03:34 AM
Agreed Rooz, I don't like the blue either but the little bastard flew away after 2 test shots and I couldn't find him again.

I'm sure he's eating my curtains somewhere.

Nice shots, DPR. The details on the insects are quite nice. I do agree that the blue is quite distracting.

Perhaps red works better :):

41371

Turo
10-26-2008, 06:41 AM
The skin tones look a tad off on this one, but its hard to truly judge since she tends to have an interesting skin color (almost a tad 'orange'-ish).


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2973778457_330327e985_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2973778457/)

herc182
10-26-2008, 02:48 PM
took this a few days ago...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2975918346_b3737dd980_b.jpg
around 14 shots!

fionndruinne
10-26-2008, 03:14 PM
Finally took a trip to Seattle. Here's my best shot from the afternoon (and yeah, I suppose this is a dime-a-dozen image, but I prefer "classic".;))

41373

Manual focus... out my driver's-side car window at a red light! I got lucky.

rawpaw18
10-26-2008, 03:40 PM
Thought I posted this before, might have been in the bird thread.
If it is a repeat, my apologies.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2971812922_962ebd81d1_o.jpg

toriaj
10-26-2008, 05:28 PM
fionndruinne, that shot brings back memories, I went to Seattle right when I was starting to think about getting a camera :) and yours is a different take on the "dime" shot, well done.

Rich, that's a gorgeous shot. I love the soft lighting.

Camerajunkie
10-26-2008, 06:06 PM
took this a few days ago...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2975918346_b3737dd980_b.jpg
around 14 shots!

WOW. I LIKE this one. Just..... WOW.

Tomcat
10-26-2008, 06:15 PM
Nice bugs DPR. I like the blue background.

I don't know what kind of flower this is, I liked the way it looks.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Flowers/DSC_0967.jpg
D80
Lense 28-200mm f3.5-5.6 G
FL 150mm
ISO 500
SS 1/320s
f/5.6
Aperture Priority

esp
10-26-2008, 06:20 PM
took this a few days ago...
around 14 shots!Fantastic. Amazing detail.

esp
10-26-2008, 06:32 PM
Finally took a trip to Seattle. Here's my best shot from the afternoon (and yeah, I suppose this is a dime-a-dozen image, but I prefer "classic".;))

41373

Manual focus... out my driver's-side car window at a red light! I got lucky.
I just got back a few weeks ago from a trip to Seattle. I could spend a month walking around that city with a camera. Great shot of Pikes.

ssil2000
10-26-2008, 07:33 PM
great shot kiwi, good to see the green and gold!

herc... wow nice shot mate!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2008, 08:30 PM
Geez beaut shots on that last page. I really like the bird Rawpaw, nice trampolining K1W1 and Herc have you looked into selling those panos.

Here's an idea I had before I knew how to work off cam flash and finally got around to shooting this last weekend. The premise was that our currency is not uniform because of all the special commemerative editions of coins. These are just some of our common 50 cent pieces.

What I learnt from this is that the black background was the wrong choice, grey flecks on black are close to the coin colour and too hard to mask based on contrast. Otherwise I'd have preferentially darkened the black.

Fiasco
10-26-2008, 10:26 PM
Some of you may think I'm nuts, but I'm sure most of you will agree that there is a LOT of room for improvement in my shots. Although I think my work is good, I am seriously not happy with the quality of my work at the moment. I think I need to dedicate myself to my craft, and with that said, this will be my last photo post here until I can honestly say I am achieving the results I want to achieve.

This photo is of a special young lady I met last weekend who tagged along with a model I was shooting. She got into wardrobe and tried out being a model for the first time.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2957783350_d5b772e1d3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/2957783350/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-27-2008, 12:19 AM
Fiasco I think thats a mistake to withhold from posting here till you've improved. That's almost like saying we can't help you improve:(

Why don't you keep posting even when you're not fully happy with a shot and make it clear you'd like potential improvements to be verbalised.

I think it's easy for us all to fall into the trap of saying "nice shot" instead of giving comments that can lead to improvement. It's hard to risk upsetting someone who you respect and in a funny sort of way have become friends with.

So hear goes though you didn't ask for C&C and with the undersatnding we both know you're heaps better with portraits than me. (wish I had 1/2 your talent).

I think her face is too dark which I gather is a tricky problem with darker skinned models and too small? I guess underemphasised.

Perhaps a touch closer shot or some fill flash from her top right?

I think the flat grey symetrically patterned background is also unflattering. I far prefer your other backgrounds usually.

I love the colours of her dress and the way you've lit it.

Aldor88
10-27-2008, 02:52 AM
took this a few days ago...
around 14 shots!

Wow, nice one! I'd like to see it cropped just a little less on the bottom but other than that its perfect. Great b&w.

Visual Reality
10-27-2008, 03:01 AM
Some of you may think I'm nuts, but I'm sure most of you will agree that there is a LOT of room for improvement in my shots. Although I think my work is good, I am seriously not happy with the quality of my work at the moment. I think I need to dedicate myself to my craft, and with that said, this will be my last photo post here until I can honestly say I am achieving the results I want to achieve.

This photo is of a special young lady I met last weekend who tagged along with a model I was shooting. She got into wardrobe and tried out being a model for the first time.
I think your work is good.

Maybe this would give you some ideas:

http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1475v1243
http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1475v1242

Rooz
10-27-2008, 03:29 AM
there is a LOT of room for improvement in my shots.

join the club. in fact...its the ONLY club worth belonging to.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-27-2008, 04:45 AM
I look at it as by acknowledging there's a lot of room for improvement in my shots I'm striving to improve and thinking about alternatives all the time.

I just wish my 8 yo daughter with her P&S wouldn't keep showing me up with regard to looking at my scenes differently.

Fiasco
10-27-2008, 06:18 AM
Dread; I don't mean to imply that you can't help me improve, I just mean to say that I have a vision in my head of what I want my work to look like, and I need to get that out of my head and into my shots.

Perhaps posting and getting criticisms will help, so I may try that, although I hate posting stuff I'm not happy with. Perfectionism is a disease, I know... haha!

Visual Reality; I have actually watched those Martin Evening clips at length and he makes it all look so easy. I think I can say the majority of my problems involve lighting, so I need to work on that mainly.

Rooz; it is the only club worth belonging to.

Shaft
10-27-2008, 06:57 AM
Nice shots, DPR. The details on the insects are quite nice. I do agree that the blue is quite distracting.

Perhaps red works better :):

41371

Is that a Moth? I hate those lol. nice macro

ooverdrive
10-27-2008, 10:09 AM
So these are macro days:):)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2931449208_0b4d8f0bb6_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2940677762_88632896c1_o.jpg

JBO
10-27-2008, 04:58 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20080629046a.jpg

Turo
10-27-2008, 06:45 PM
Many people may think this one is overexposed, and I agree that it is, but I like it!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2979413363_c03ba0a941_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2979413363/)

Tomcat
10-27-2008, 06:54 PM
Nice kitty. This is one of two pic's that turned out. I took 29. I took this at about 40 yards through a chainlink fence. I cropped about 2/3 of the off.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_1059.jpg
D80
28-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
FL 200mm
ISO 800
SS 1/30s
AP f/5.6
Aperture Priority

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Many people may think this one is overexposed, and I agree that it is, but I like it!


No overexposed she'd have no bikini:D

I like the amount of light just as is too.

toriaj
10-27-2008, 10:10 PM
I like your second shot, ooverdrive. Do you have a shot of the same bug from a different perspective? I'd like to be able to see where his head ends and the leaf begins :)

TNB
10-28-2008, 12:15 AM
Police K9 poising. I also took another photo of him while he was sniffing the lens.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-28-2008, 02:54 AM
Just a meerkat at the zoo to prove I occasionally experiment with the nifty 50.

Rooz
10-28-2008, 04:21 AM
Lucas' 2008 donation goes to the NRMA Careflight. they sent him this bear which he fell in love with.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2981263412_f5ced7b716_o.jpg

philwojo
10-28-2008, 08:42 AM
Ok, here is a shot from a visit to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/DSC_5134.jpg

Nikkor 50mm, F4, 1/60, Auto ISO (again not indicated in EXIF).

This was shot through the glass, obviously, but I think it turned out fairly well under the conditions.

C&C welcomed, as stated before, still trying to learn and improve.

Phil

ramblingman
10-28-2008, 11:43 AM
This is my first attempt with downsizing and everything ...just hope it works!

Camerajunkie
10-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Ramblingman,

That shot looks out of focus. Looks like a beautiful location though.

Turo
10-28-2008, 02:18 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2982565210_67b5490a9e_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/?saved=1)

Prospero
10-28-2008, 02:34 PM
Turo, nice shot of the beach. I don't think it is all that overexposed. There's still plenty of detail in the sand. You could recover all the detail if you like, but keeping the sand this bright does keep an impression of the heat on the beach in the picture.

Rooz, very cute picture. I like the use of black and white with a shade of colour here.


Ok, here is a shot from a visit to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago:

Nikkor 50mm, F4, 1/60, Auto ISO (again not indicated in EXIF).

This was shot through the glass, obviously, but I think it turned out fairly well under the conditions.

C&C welcomed, as stated before, still trying to learn and improve.

Phil

Nice shot. Beautiful colours. I think you could improve it a little by cropping a bit of the right side, so that the two fish are not in the center of the shot.

Your ISO was 200, by the way (same goes for your previous picture). Windows (and some other exif viewers) doesn't allways show the complete EXIF. A third party program like Opanda IExif shows a lot more.

Opanda IExif can be downloaded for free. One cool feature is that you can rightclick any picture on internet and request the exif. Very handy when you see a beautiful picture and want to know how the photographer took this. It's a pity, though, that many photographers strip the exif of their images.
With Opanda you can get a lot more interesting (or not) data from your exif. For instance that the picture of the fish was the 5034th picture you have shot with your camera :)
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Ramblingman, nice shot (even though it doesn't look that sharp as it is). I think the softness we see here is not caused by the image being out of focus (or lens shake for that matter). Instead I think it's caused by JPEG compression.
You tried to fit a large image (1200*800 pixels) with lots of detail (more detail takes up more space) into a small filesize (250 kb). To make this fit, your resize program used a very high compression, which causes a huge loss of detail.

I think you would get a much sharper picture if you used a smaller file size (800x600 pixels). That way you will not need as much compression. Also, the file size limit of the forums is now 500 kb, so for that reason you need less compression as well. Also, after resizing it is often necessary to sharpen a bit, because you will loose some sharpness when resizing.

An alternative is to upload your pictures on Flickr. Flickr will then do the resizing for you and keep them sharp.

Prospero
10-28-2008, 03:58 PM
Here's an image that I took at my nephew's wedding party where I was the photographer:

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LBGChris
10-28-2008, 05:55 PM
Nice pics guys! Here's my latest contribution from today...

Who says there isn't any water in Arizona!

Yomny
10-28-2008, 05:57 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/Dade.jpg

Tomcat
10-28-2008, 05:59 PM
I started to post this without the swan, but the swan justs adds something.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Scenery/DSC_0400.jpg
D80
VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
FL 200mm
ISO 400
SS1/250s
APT f/5.6
Auto

Tomcat
10-28-2008, 06:05 PM
Hey Yomny I see you're getting ready fo election day. This time next week it will be full of ballots, and maybe a few hanging chadds.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-28-2008, 06:06 PM
Turo that is a top shot of your wife - Did you get the camera ready then tell her you want a new lens?

Nice wedding shot Prospero, not sure you're supposed to be good at them as well as landscapes:D

Tomcat
10-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Nice pics guys! Here's my latest contribution from today...

Who says there isn't any water in Arizona!

I see it finaly happened. Calif. fell into the ocean.

What part of AZ. is that? Are the mountains in the background the Continental Devide?

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-29-2008, 12:20 AM
50mm @ F/4.
Saturation, warmth and background tweaked in post.

The kids won't play with it any more - at least not since I showed them some redbacks living underneath:)

Rooz
10-29-2008, 12:37 AM
how long has it been out there ? and where are the redback macros you wous ? lol :p

Turo
10-29-2008, 08:34 AM
Turo that is a top shot of your wife - Did you get the camera ready then tell her you want a new lens?


Actually, I had just told her how much I paid for the lens I was using, lol :D

gsusmaniac
10-29-2008, 08:45 AM
Heres on of the shots from my trip to california...This is my friend sitting at the bottom of Crystal Creek Falls

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2981191013_a1877dd5ba_b.jpg

And this is a shot from the bottom of the 180 Foot waterfall I climbed down for pictures. 8 people have died climbing down it...I was a bit nervous, but it paid off!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2982240274_39f457276b_b.jpg

Tomcat
10-29-2008, 04:00 PM
I make this fence look good!
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_0468.jpg
D80
VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
FL 200mm
ISO 400
SS 1/60s
Apt f/5.6
Auto mode

Turo
10-29-2008, 04:44 PM
Nothing spectacular, just playing around:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2985538902_6133035e94_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2985538902/)

TNB
10-29-2008, 04:50 PM
One of my car photos from this past Saturday.

Geoff Chandler
10-29-2008, 05:03 PM
Got out in the garden today and took a few shots of our Purple Smoke bush
(Cotinus Coggigria - Royal Purple).
It's just so vivid at this time of the year.
This is just a leaf, but such a lot of interesting colours and patterns!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-30-2008, 03:38 AM
We have 2 Flamingoes at Adelaide Zoo. They're 75 years old. They're irreplaceable since our quarantine rules prevent any more coming into the country.

Some mongrels just attacked them today, bashing one of the birds but it's recovering. Fortunately they caught the culprits, wish we had capital punishment:mad:

Here's a shot I took of one a couple months back.
18-200VR @ 200mm, F8, 1/320, ISO 400, -0.7EV and further darkened in post.

Turo
10-30-2008, 06:23 AM
^^^ That's a great shot, DPR!

Yomny
10-30-2008, 09:17 AM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/nuclearmood.jpg

philwojo
10-30-2008, 09:26 AM
Here's another on from my recent trip:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/share/DSC_5864.jpg

Nikkor 70-300 @ 300mm, 1/400, F5.6, ISO set to Auto, chose ISO 200.

C&C Welcome as always.

thanks,
Phil

gsusmaniac
10-30-2008, 06:03 PM
Went out and took some random shots tonight... I love the beach!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2987334517_cb5344192f_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2988192234_cbbe2ae957_b.jpg

herc182
10-31-2008, 12:22 AM
Went out and took some random shots tonight... I love the beach!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2987334517_cb5344192f_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2988192234_cbbe2ae957_b.jpg

Those are both stunning shots.amazing, well done!

Rooz
10-31-2008, 04:06 AM
We have 2 Flamingoes at Adelaide Zoo. They're 75 years old. They're irreplaceable since our quarantine rules prevent any more coming into the country.

Here's a shot I took of one a couple months back.
18-200VR @ 200mm, F8, 1/320, ISO 400, -0.7EV and further darkened in post.

great shot. see, it is sharp. ;)


Went out and took some random shots tonight... I love the beach!





love em both. great shots.

Rooz
10-31-2008, 04:10 AM
had alot of fun today...at church no less ! lol would love to go back to this place with a tripod. all with the 14-24mm.

iso 3200 with D-Lighting on High and in cam NR. not too shabby for a crop camera.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2988202945_4f6f39f20d_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2988695484_bac2bfffb4_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2988691864_6c16a21310_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2989060740_880da597be_o.jpg

faisal
10-31-2008, 04:41 AM
Rooz....I love that third shot.....nice shots overall

philwojo
10-31-2008, 05:14 AM
gsusmaniac, love both those shots of your, and Rooz, those look amazing.

Phil

accord2003
10-31-2008, 06:49 AM
Rooz. great shots of the church. I am surprise the noise level even with D-L and 3200. Was NR on low or normal?

gsusmaniac. those are excellent. definitely new look at the beach.

Turo
10-31-2008, 07:24 AM
gsusmaniac, I love the first shot! Not too crazy about the ghost character in the second one, but the first one is great!!!

Rooz, I love that third shot as well! I'm not sure if its the highlights or what, but it looks so "lively" to me, incredible!

toriaj
10-31-2008, 10:02 AM
Great shots Rooz, but is it just me, or is something weird going on in #1 at the center bottom? That arc of flowers just doesn't look quite right.

Rooz
10-31-2008, 02:27 PM
i'd imagine thats a result of the NR. no idea.
NR is on default which is "high" at this iso.

toriaj
10-31-2008, 02:44 PM
ok, I thought maybe you were trying out some new Photoshop skills :)
It's a great shot Rooz. I like the one on flickr even better.

Tomcat
10-31-2008, 03:25 PM
Rooz, I like those interior shots of the church.

I've been saving this one for today. This was a spider that was on our porch for about 2 months.

Happy Halloween
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Bugs/DSC_0733.jpg

D80, Quantaray 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G Macro, fl 185mm, ISO 200, ss1/60s,
f/4.8, Auto Built in flash

swpars
10-31-2008, 05:21 PM
Shooting a Nikon D40 at ISO 3200 with the 18-55mm kit lens wide open should be a disaster, right?

Not exactly:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2989679681_695251a54c_b.jpg

Shaft
10-31-2008, 05:32 PM
great shots rooz, colors and light are amazing

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-31-2008, 07:04 PM
God nice shots Rooz - literally.

accord2003
10-31-2008, 07:12 PM
This is a HDR of the Fall colors. It didn't turn out the way i want. I don't know how to correct the colors on the left side. Anyhow, C&C welcome. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2942802183_fb36e1c485_b.jpg

dxrocnxj
10-31-2008, 07:18 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2990820150_6b964c5e27.jpg


My sister asked me a few weeks ago to help her learn how to play tennis so she can make the high school team in the coming months so of course i said yes.

She's getting pretty good rather quickly, i think she'll do fine.

more from this tennis upload on my flickr.
www.flickr.com/dylanbarnes

K1W1
11-01-2008, 12:19 AM
Cricket - the summer sport played on fine spring days. :confused:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/2991388138_78b02438cd_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-01-2008, 12:38 AM
Testing my new lens.

I see what people mean the depth of field gets pretty shallow at 300mm compared to what I'm used to.

The various news stations were filming followup stories to the bashed flamingo. This chap talked to me for an hour while we waited for the birds to move. I really prefer still photography. I can't get my head around opening shots, mixing wide, medium and closups and combining them to create movement and show a story.

LBGChris
11-01-2008, 01:05 AM
DPR - #2 is really really coooooooooool!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-01-2008, 01:36 AM
Thanks LBG I really liked it but wasn't sure anyone else would. Funny how that is I thought people would go for 1 but I prefer 2 because it has meaning for me.

TNB
11-01-2008, 08:56 AM
DPR,
I like #1. The "eyes" sort of reminds me of "Gentle Giant - The Silverback" by Thomas D. Mangelsen. For those who don't know of Mangelsen, check out his site. Top class photographer with numerous publications, photo galleries, and so on.

http://www.mangelsen.com/store/Limited_Editions_08___Mammals___Africa___Gentle_Gi ant___The_Silverback___2789?Args=

Meanwhile, here's a photo I took yesterday since I had an extra day off from the day job. Soon it will be more cars (SEMA) and jets (Aviation Nation).

rawpaw18
11-01-2008, 11:34 AM
Richard,
I love the whole feel of this cricket shot. Very nice.

ssil2000
11-01-2008, 05:14 PM
first contribution for a while, desat conversion
CC welcomed and appreciated!
taken with the tammie 90 :)

Tomcat
11-01-2008, 06:26 PM
I took this today from my frontyard.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Landscapes/DSC_1157.jpg
I took this using a tripod. It looks a little fuzzy. This is the best one I got out of 17. I used the Vivid setting with a CPL filter on my 28-200mm Nikkor lense. FL 200mm, ISO 200, SS 1/25s, f/11.

How do you think it looks?

gsusmaniac
11-01-2008, 06:57 PM
ssil2000...I like that a lot!

Heres one from the vinyard and cattle ranch in California...please any comments are appreciated!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2982129804_01a81173b9_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-01-2008, 07:36 PM
Sweet Pano GM:D

Got a little colorful football action from last game of the season

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2993339555_1a382f060e_o.jpg

1/1000, f/ 6.3, ISO 200, CW, Af-C, 175mm, RAW!!

toriaj
11-01-2008, 07:39 PM
ssil, good to see you back. I'm not usually a fan of selective color, but this one is pretty nice :) I see a lot of magenta in the b&w conversion though, and a lot of cyan in the whites of his eyes. What do you think of this one? If you don't like it, I'll take it down straightaway.
41557

Tomcat, I'm jealous that you live in such a beautiful location! We don't have that many trees in our whole county! I think what you're seeing here isn't actually softness (i.e. a lack of sharpness) but an effect of the color and direction of the light. There's not much contrast. You could try shooting at around 2:00 p.m., you might get a more contrasty version that you'd like better. Something else to check, if the image actually is soft, you can try using the self-timer feature on the camera or using a remote. As long as it's not a windy day, that would eliminate any camera shake. Also make sure your aperture is no larger than f/8 (i.e. use apertures from f/8 to f/16,) and that you're focusing into the trees.

gsusmaniac, that looks like a very nice place to be! Did you combine shots for a panorama? Good for you, that can be a pain sometimes :) The 18mm focal length introduced a lot of distortion. Some of the best advice I received about panos (on this forum, of course!) was to 1. shoot in portrait orientation (so you will have more shots) and 2. Keep as close to 50mm focal length as you can. Your panoramas will probably look more natural. hth

rawpaw, that's a great shot! Tell me how did you keep those whites from blowing out???

accord2003
11-01-2008, 08:21 PM
DPR. that is great shot with the 70/300. I really should buy it before prices goes up here.

gsusmaniac. I like that pano. It's like a fisheye pano :)

rawpaw. that is a sweet action shot! gotta love shots like that.

Rooz
11-02-2008, 12:37 AM
superb portrait. i like the high key but i dont particualrly like the selective eye colour. (just personal tasts). i'd like to see a desat version of a colour one. regardless, the hi-key look is fantastic.

ssil2000
11-02-2008, 12:46 AM
thanks tori, i will fix up her eyes :) but i am not a big fan of the full desat, its too white for me i guess thats why i left a bit there...love that shot gsus!

Rooz
11-02-2008, 01:09 AM
my first EVER succesful wasp shots. lol
both wasp shots are around 70% crops so sorry for the noisy-ness. i'm just happy i got em.
105VR, 1 tube, R1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2994938466_759f3a77d3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2994059489_03706dab73_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2994059059_2c3c26e78e_o.jpg

gsusmaniac
11-02-2008, 01:18 AM
Thanks for the compliments....and Toriaj, thanks for the advice- I didn't know that!

And Rooz... Amazing shots of the wasp! I never thought of shooting one, I am usually smashing them before they get a chance to move!

rawpaw18
11-02-2008, 02:54 AM
rawpaw, that's a great shot! Tell me how did you keep those whites from blowing out???

Put the exif up with photo, but raw is the key here, there is still a little clipping. I know that I will have to add fill in post because taken at high noon, I will loose face detail in the shadows because of the helmets.

Really all I did was add fill in Lightroom, then additional contrast lost by adding fill.

LBGChris
11-02-2008, 10:52 AM
THERE'S the rooz i remember! Haven't seen some of those amazing shots in a while! Love em

toriaj
11-02-2008, 11:26 AM
Sweet Pano GM:D

Got a little colorful football action from last game of the season

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2993339555_1a382f060e_o.jpg

1/1000, f/ 6.3, ISO 200, CW, Af-C, 175mm, RAW!!


Put the exif up with photo, but raw is the key here, there is still a little clipping. I know that I will have to add fill in post because taken at high noon, I will loose face detail in the shadows because of the helmets.

Really all I did was add fill in Lightroom, then additional contrast lost by adding fill.

How did you judge the exposure at the time? Look at the histogram for the whites and let it blow a little? Did you recover the highlights at all in PP? Did you need a lot of fill? What is CW? :) Thanks Rich, this is really helping me.

Tomcat
11-02-2008, 12:23 PM
Nice bugs Rooz. Do you use the Macro setting or manual settings? Our bugs are leaving for the year with with the weather getting cold.

Rooz
11-02-2008, 01:12 PM
manual settings.

Tomcat
11-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Thanks. I usually use manual settings also. The Praying Mantis I posted was in macro mode, It was the first time I used that lense in macro mode.

Turo
11-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Not the most interesting shot, I know, but I like the colors. :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2997321905_2b7e3d5bcb_b.jpg

exif link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2997321905/)

K1W1
11-02-2008, 10:18 PM
Oh for the old days. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2997929192_18c7673608_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2997938828_b88188c4aa_b.jpg

faisal
11-02-2008, 11:04 PM
Nice post....^^^^^ :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-03-2008, 12:51 AM
Ha Ha Faisal.
Bad puns are obviously a sign of the times.:D
I'd better stop typing before things get heated. We wouldn't want blood to flow or heart rates to elevate.

Puns aside the kids just pulled this pose when I was photographing a random sign.:) 50mm, F/4, 1/80, ambient. Shadows raised in curves.

faisal
11-03-2008, 01:12 AM
Ha Ha Faisal.
Bad puns are obviously a sign of the times.:D
I'd better stop typing before things get heated. We wouldn't want blood to flow or heart rates to elevate.



I don't get it...am I missing something.... :confused:

K1W1
11-03-2008, 01:33 AM
I don't get it...am I missing something.... :confused:

You said "Nice post" which DPR assumed was a comment about my picture which includes fence posts.
That can be taken as a pun.
If you are not sure what a pun is then here is a definition,



pun (noun) a form of joke consisting of the use of a word or phrase that can be understood in two different ways, especially one where an association is created between words of similar sound but different meaning.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-03-2008, 01:44 AM
I'm told puns are a very difficult form of humour to translate between languages. I'd assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that English is not your first language and you had gone to some effort to make a joke. Overreacting sarcastically (eg Ha Ha) to a bad pun is how people traditionally acknowledge puns.

Oh in my post the following were puns (words with double meanings within the context of my image)
sign
heated
blood flow
elevated heart rate

faisal
11-03-2008, 02:35 AM
You said "Nice post" which DPR assumed was a comment about my picture which includes fence posts.
That can be taken as a pun.
If you are not sure what a pun is then here is a definition,

OMG!!!! I meant nice post meaning a reply post...not a post sign or anything else....what I was trying to say was I like the way you had posted a picture of the object and a picture of the description....I should I added "no pun intended"


I'm told puns are a very difficult form of humour to translate between languages. I'd assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that English is not your first language and you had gone to some effort to make a joke. Overreacting sarcastically (eg Ha Ha) to a bad pun is how people traditionally acknowledge puns.

Oh in my post the following were puns (words with double meanings within the context of my image)
sign
heated
blood flow
elevated heart rate

English is not my first language but I'm more fluent in English than my first language.... :rolleyes:

Talk about lost in misunderstanding.... :p

K1W1
11-03-2008, 03:07 AM
This one is a sign post. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2998342198_e970951273_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-03-2008, 03:14 AM
How did you judge the exposure at the time? Look at the histogram for the whites and let it blow a little? Did you recover the highlights at all in PP? Did you need a lot of fill? What is CW? :) Thanks Rich, this is really helping me.

CW - center weighted, this shot that was the key.
Hard to get a read as fast as the action was, so I went with center weight metering and
the camera did an excellent job on both ends of the histogram. I only added +18 fill in LR.
I actually did not use recovery at all, this shot only had
slight clipping and I prefered the brighter white. Raw gives me a lot more
room to work.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-03-2008, 03:29 AM
I spent 1/2 an hour shooting 100 panned shots of which I capture
"Look no hands dad":):)
and when I proudly show my wife she said "his foots pretty blurry":mad:

faisal
11-03-2008, 04:55 AM
and you've cut the top of his head out while framing.... :p

I wish my niece would start cycling...could practice some of my panning skills (which I have none of...)

axoid
11-03-2008, 10:00 AM
http://www.incom-racing.com/images/gallery/OvrAutoX11022008/images/dsc_1560.jpg

http://www.incom-racing.com/images/gallery/OvrAutoX11022008/images/dsc_1509.jpg

zqfmbg
11-03-2008, 10:37 AM
Took this one yesterday while descending nearby Mission Peak. My legs are complaining today. :) (It could use some cropping, I think, but I'm too lazy to do that now...)

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_5044.jpg

herc182
11-03-2008, 01:37 PM
Took this one yesterday while descending nearby Mission Peak. My legs are complaining today. :) (It could use some cropping, I think, but I'm too lazy to do that now...)

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_5044.jpg


Not the most interesting shot, I know, but I like the colors. :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2997321905_2b7e3d5bcb_b.jpg

exif link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2997321905/)

Its worth hurting your legs for that shot!

Turo...those colours are stunning, like the subject too...

K1W1
11-03-2008, 03:25 PM
I will post a link only with this one.

WARNING: The link below is to a photo of my teenage daughter in a bath.

Here is the link. (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2997229807_1622cbf480_b.jpg)

Tomcat
11-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Thought I would share another pic' of the fall colors in my area.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Landscapes/DSC_1181.jpg
D80, Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G, FL 125mm, ISO 100, SS 1/80s, f/11, Centered weighted, Vivid, Manual mode, CPL
I set the white ballance with an Expodisc. I metered off the green trees, but I think I should have metered the sky.

K1W1
11-03-2008, 04:54 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/3001157070_84ec3fa31a_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Tomcat
11-03-2008, 05:11 PM
Looks cold. That could pass for Tennessee in the Winter.

Turo
11-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Whoa, cool scenery K1W1, I love the shades of gray!

ssil2000
11-03-2008, 07:04 PM
kiwi, i get a little concerned when you get all artsy on us... having said that...

GREAT SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K1W1
11-03-2008, 07:33 PM
Thanks guys. FWIW here is the colour version. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2998031025_9771785ace_b.jpg

TheWengler
11-03-2008, 07:41 PM
very nice kiwi

Rooz
11-03-2008, 09:05 PM
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 200

very, very nice Rich.

Camerajunkie
11-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Wow K1W1. Just WOW. I love both the greyscale and the color version.

herc182
11-03-2008, 11:11 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/3001157070_84ec3fa31a_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Definitely prefer this version...much more drama. Stunning photo.

Rooz
11-04-2008, 01:28 AM
f18, 1/125s iso400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/3002416768_68eb840b3c_o.jpg

herc182
11-04-2008, 02:24 AM
f18, 1/125s iso400
]

Love this shot. I love the colour in the "Bug" (sorry not good with names!)...and the almost black and white foreground.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-04-2008, 02:37 AM
Top focus Rooz.

Love the B&W K1W1, it keeps your eye on the trees and stuff. In the colour version my attention was the grass which wasn't half as interesting.

herc182
11-04-2008, 02:43 AM
In the colour version my attention was the grass which wasn't half as interesting.

which is the beauty of B&W...composition and form. I love how B&W changes the way you look at a photo and focusses your attention / eye!

Rooz
11-04-2008, 02:46 AM
first time i've pushed the 105 to f18. needed 4 sbr's to pull it off and still the dof is razor thin.

rawpaw18
11-04-2008, 02:59 AM
Hey Rich, B&W for me too, looks great!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-04-2008, 03:35 AM
Just arseing around

ssil2000
11-04-2008, 03:38 AM
hahahahaha good one! is this another of your dead models?

herc182
11-04-2008, 03:47 AM
Just arseing around

lol..superb. Love the purple...not a conventional macro but still works for sure.

Rooz, did you say you used four strobes? You make the photos look like they took very little effort as they look very natural. Thats a real talent!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-04-2008, 03:57 AM
hahahahaha good one! is this another of your dead models?

No, the only dead prior to photographing model was that dragonfly. Some of the spiders are dead after photography models:D

I'm handholding all my bug shots. I crank the lens to 1:1 or 1:1.3 and then drift my camera forward or aft to get the focus where I want it. I get much more keapers that way than trying for the ultimate tripod shot with everything moving around.

herc182
11-04-2008, 04:28 AM
one I took the other night...handheld with the 55-200mm

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2995959383_af5d71169e_b.jpg

K1W1
11-04-2008, 04:43 AM
There's a branch in front of the bridge shot. :D:D:D

(Somebody had to say it).

What is the Exif, particularly the shutter speed?

herc182
11-04-2008, 04:46 AM
There's a branch in front of the bridge shot. :D:D:D

(Somebody had to say it).

What is the Exif, particularly the shutter speed?

:-)

Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 82 mm (i.e. set at 55mm on my lens)
ISO Speed: 800

Guess that VR helped!

Gintaras
11-04-2008, 05:56 AM
OMG!!!! I meant nice post meaning a reply post...not a post sign or anything else....what I was trying to say was I like the way you had posted a picture of the object and a picture of the description....I should I added "no pun intended"



English is not my first language but I'm more fluent in English than my first language.... :rolleyes:

Talk about lost in misunderstanding.... :p

:confused: frankly speaking you have to be a native speaker to understand that :confused:

NICE POST :p

Gintaras
11-04-2008, 05:58 AM
There's a branch in front of the bridge shot. :D:D:D

(Somebody had to say it).

What is the Exif, particularly the shutter speed?

nice branch :p

Turo
11-04-2008, 06:48 AM
Amazing shot, Rooz! I still can't get over how interesting their eyes look.

Nice one, DPR! That shot gave me a laugh :)

Tomcat
11-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Kiwi. I like the color version. I wasn't sure if the first post was B&W . I thought it was a pic' of a heavy frost.

Nice wasp Rooz. Don't make him mad.

Herc I like the way you used the bridge as the background for that branch.
I have some nice pic's of a fence with a tiger behind it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-04-2008, 04:23 PM
Here's a good pic of a log, unfortunately just as I was pressing the release a darned meekat jumped into frame ruining my log photo. :D

Seriously though I like your shot Herc, VR did the trick.

Tomcat
11-04-2008, 05:36 PM
The bugs are taking over.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Bugs/DSC_0153.jpg
D80, VR 55-200mm, ISO 250, SS 1/200s, f/5.6, Manual mode, SB800

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-04-2008, 07:47 PM
Nice shot Tomcat. How do you get close enough to get that kind of shot. I've been trying for something similar for ages.

Rooz
11-04-2008, 09:33 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3004854382_1799c16faf_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-04-2008, 10:26 PM
Wow Rooz great shot.

You didn't like it in the landscape orientation I gather. Because the shot includes the nest I think you could get away with it (bug on side that is).

TNB
11-04-2008, 10:46 PM
Still love those bug shots even though I don't plan to go bug hunting. For me, it was a trip to SEMA today. Autos, motorcycles, women....

Rooz
11-05-2008, 01:35 AM
Wow Rooz great shot.

You didn't like it in the landscape orientation I gather. Because the shot includes the nest I think you could get away with it (bug on side that is).

thanks mate. this one is really my favourite cos i cant extract anymore out of it. the focus is perfect. landscape looked a little too squished.

K1W1
11-05-2008, 01:51 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2998466080_e8c11b9041_b.jpg

ramblingman
11-05-2008, 03:36 PM
This is a photo I took yesterday on my walk ..it's a 5 mile walk mostly around this river.........did this with the 55/200mm ISO200 , WB Sun , 1/250

Tomcat
11-05-2008, 03:57 PM
Nice shot Tomcat. How do you get close enough to get that kind of shot. I've been trying for something similar for ages.

I took this at our local aquarium,they have a butterfly exibit. I was about 5 feet away and was zoomed all the way out (200 mm). This is the only one out of three that turned out.

I have more butterfly pics I will post at a later date.

Rooz that's a great shot. All my wasps left last week after a hard freeze.

This is a cat with a bad attitude.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/My Cats/DSC_0743.jpg
D80, 50mm f/1.8 D, Built in flash, ISO 200, 1/60s, f/2.8, Auto mode.

Rooz
11-05-2008, 07:50 PM
last wasp, i promise. :p
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/3006394801_301f0fbee5_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/3007228330_03333f501d_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/3007229302_9b6cf3410c_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/3007227974_9a44ae046e_o.jpg

Geoff Chandler
11-06-2008, 03:13 AM
There are some amazing close ups here at the moment
Here is something a little different - it's an Eagle Owl
I have just recently had a trip to eagle Heights in Kent and taken around
280 shots - I am only just starting to go through them.
~ Aside from a frame and resize - this is as it came off the camera..
ISO was high as lighting was dull and overcast.
D80 seems to be working OK now

(ISO 800, 20th sec, F5,6 +0.7ev)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-06-2008, 04:04 AM
Great composition Geoff. I'd love to find a wild one of those like you did.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-06-2008, 04:55 AM
Doesn't look as impressive as a small image but I really like this shot at full size.

I just wish I'd been a bit more left.

JBO
11-06-2008, 12:44 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20080629128ab.jpg

cyclone2
11-06-2008, 02:02 PM
I do a few motorsport shots at local events.
18-200 VR.
D80
200mm
f/6.3
1/160s
-0.7EV
ISO200

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Lovelly shot cyclone. I like where you positioned yourself to get that road in the background. Nice colours and clarity too.

cyclone2
11-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Thanks DPR,
glad you like it. It's the red that struck me, it's lovely car.

K1W1
11-06-2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks DPR,
glad you like it. It's the red that struck me, it's lovely car.

It's a great shot especially as the car is coming towards you and you used 1/160 sec shutter speed.

A friend of mines father had one of those Quattros in NZ in 1981 or thereabouts. In those days it was about the closest thing you could get to a supercar and it would blow anything away on twisty roads.

cyclone2
11-06-2008, 03:41 PM
Yep, these hillclimb modded ones are running about 600bhp and they look awesome too.
There was a Pikes Peak version on the UK hills, but sadly the driver died and the car is now in a museum.

Tomcat
11-06-2008, 04:00 PM
Geoff that looks like the owl that I posted a few days ago. Those big orange eyes make the picture.

DPR I know what you mean. Some of my favorite shots would be even better if I hadn't clipped off just a small part of the subject. It's still a good looking pic'.

Nice Audi Cyclone

I getting another cat picture ready to post

Tomcat
11-06-2008, 05:24 PM
BIG KITTY
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_0529.jpg
D80, VR 55-200mm, ISO 1000, 1/50s, f/5.6

Turo
11-06-2008, 09:05 PM
Not sure how I feel about this one. The background was a bit overexposed, so I added some vignetting in PP (I had a hard time reducing the overexposure of the background without screwing up the subject, I think he turned out well). Its my first time doing so, and I think I went a bit too heavy on the vignetting, but at the same time I wanted to make sure to do enough to darken the background. We'll see, if it bothers me too much I may try it again.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2808889204_187cf4ee4d_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2808889204/in/set-72157604149766841/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-07-2008, 12:36 AM
Your subject exposure is spot on. How would you have darkened the background without affecting the subject in cam? Not possible in this instance.

I think you've got it spot on, who cares about the background when you've done all you can to light your subject perfectly.

Love the shot, don't like the vignetting though.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-07-2008, 03:13 AM
Guess the song at the school musical, bonus points spot the principal.

All done with the wrong lens but I'm still pretty happy. Can't believe my results from iso3200.

Rooz
11-07-2008, 03:15 AM
very impressive for 3200.

105VR/ TC17/ R1/ sb900

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/3010333240_360ae1a4e5_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/3009498013_84f79165c1_o.jpg

achuang
11-07-2008, 03:55 AM
Great shot DPR, the exposure is spot on. And very clean image for 3200 and relatively low light. Rooz nice shot and DOF. How are you shooting at 1/640 with flash? Is it on high speed sync?

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-07-2008, 04:26 AM
I put my shot through noise ninja before resizing for posting but really full size was very useable SOOC.

I like the finger as the support for the mantis very much as it gives you a sense of scale. I think I like the finger more as a record/scale than as an artistic backdrop though. No 1 for me you're giving us just the right amount of finger:D

cyclone2
11-07-2008, 04:30 AM
Yep super clean whatever the ISO, the fact that it's 3200 is plain crazy.

Rooz, are those shots hand held? LOL.

cyclone2
11-07-2008, 02:34 PM
D80 , 18-200 VR.
Manual Exposure.
150mm
1/200
f/8
ISO100
Softbox triggered by SB-600 pointing away from subject.

Tomcat
11-07-2008, 02:58 PM
I like that first shot Rooz, he's sizing you up. No matter where you go their eyes follow you.

Turo
11-07-2008, 08:30 PM
Nice one, cyclone!

K1W1
11-08-2008, 02:41 AM
Joggers ruining a good picture. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/3011755271_04540b2cb5_b.jpg

K1W1
11-08-2008, 02:56 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/3012670068_a7249459e2_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 5 sec (5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Visual Reality
11-08-2008, 09:00 AM
Guess the song at the school musical, bonus points spot the principal.

All done with the wrong lens but I'm still pretty happy. Can't believe my results from iso3200.
I can't believe this is 3200. I never get results like that.


I put my shot through noise ninja before resizing for posting but really full size was very useable SOOC.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/3012670068_a7249459e2_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 5 sec (5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Very nice. What processing was done to this?

Cyberwlf
11-08-2008, 12:55 PM
Even though I like K1W1's forest shot, I find there's not enough contrast between items in the scene, the colours all blend together a little much for me so that even the water doesn't stand out as much as i wouldve expected. Love the personality captured of the insect though in Rooz's shot.

accord2003
11-08-2008, 01:30 PM
K1W1

I really like that forest shot. please share how you process. thanks

K1W1
11-08-2008, 01:37 PM
Process?

Two clicks in Lightroom.

NYSMv2-HDRish Preset
WOW-f_Vignette_DK-05 Preset

The beauty of Lightroom is that it is easy for people like me to play. :D

This is the original

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/3012562462_746b278899.jpg

accord2003
11-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Process?

Two clicks in Lightroom.

NYSMv2-HDRish Preset
WOW-f_Vignette_DK-05 Preset

The beauty of Lightroom is that it is easy for people like me to play. :D

This is the original

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/3012562462_746b278899.jpg

heh.. thanks K1W1. where do you get the presets? I haven't really used preset yet :eek:

K1W1
11-08-2008, 02:09 PM
Lightroom ships with a set of Presets included (down the left side of the Screen in the develop module).
There are literally thousands available on the web.

Start at Lightroom killer tips (http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/) or Inside Lightroom (http://inside-lightroom.com/).

The WOW Presets (85 in all) come from a company call onOne Software and can be downloaded from here (http://www.ononesoftware.com/downloads/?utm_nooverride=1&ref=demo_email_init).

Presets are one of the brilliant things about Lightroom. You can apply and remove Presets to your hearts content in a totally non destructive way with one or two clicks.

FWIW the black and white forest photo the other day was done exactly the same way. Two or three clicks to apply Presets and there it was.

ssil2000
11-08-2008, 03:20 PM
another portrait, went easy on the eyes this time, CC welcomed and appreciated. (This was taken with the 90 manual focus... love this lens)

ssil2000
11-08-2008, 03:39 PM
heres a macro, not the best but it was windy last weekend and it was really hard to hit the focus point as it moved all the time, so this is one of the few that made it! SOOC with a slight crop in lightroom

cc welcomed and appreciated!

Tomcat
11-08-2008, 04:22 PM
KIWI I like the original. I've been wanting to get some waterfall, but our rain fall is 10 inches below normal. Not good for all the creek's and stream's around here.

K1W1
11-08-2008, 06:28 PM
I've been wanting to get some waterfall, but our rain fall is 10 inches below normal. Not good for all the creek's and stream's around here.

Jeepers I wish ours was ONLY 10 inches below normal. We have been in a drought for nearly 10 years now and it's getting worse.

Tomcat
11-08-2008, 06:50 PM
We have been to.

Tomcat
11-08-2008, 07:01 PM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Flowers/DSC_0649.jpg
D80, VR 55-200 mm, ISO 400, 1/100s, f/5.6

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-08-2008, 09:52 PM
cc welcomed and appreciated!

Good find to come across him. Nice focus on the mouth. Did you capture him for future shooting in a windless environ?

What about adjusting curves slightly to darken the image and add a little contrast.

Tomcat I like the geometric looking background to your flower.

Rooz
11-08-2008, 09:59 PM
heres a macro, not the best but it was windy last weekend and it was really hard to hit the focus point as it moved all the time, so this is one of the few that made it! SOOC with a slight crop in lightroom

cc welcomed and appreciated!

great shot. looks likr a big sucker. i cant find any big ones around my place. i dunno why.

Rooz
11-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 5 sec (5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

this is stunning.


another portrait, went easy on the eyes this time, CC welcomed and appreciated. (This was taken with the 90 manual focus... love this lens)

great shot. beautiful and sharp. 2 comments. i think the light at the back left of frame is a little too strong. i'd also consider playing around a little with the composition next time to make it more interesting. centre framed is nice but imo portraits can be alot more powerful when you experiment a little with how the main subject is framed. (this is of course, very subjective).

n9nf
11-08-2008, 11:21 PM
have never tried PP to B/W. hope U guys like it ... CC are welcome too ... :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/3015236438_29be9e3c1a_b.jpg

ssil2000
11-09-2008, 03:15 AM
thanks for the comments guys :)

RE: Macro - did not keep him, i think he was dying so i didnt want to capture him for his last hours, poor guy, see below another shot, its not a great shot but it reminded me of the predator... lol

RE: portrait - this was last weekend when the nephew and niece came over, i had about 4 minute break while getting dinner ready and snapped a dozen shots of the 2 kids and i took what i got, the conversion on this one was to try and mask the blows backround and i think it did an ok job but definetly not the best composition and could have been a better backround... but given my limited time for photos lately i am pretty happy, and i am really happy with the tammie what a lens!

K1W1
11-09-2008, 03:31 AM
have never tried PP to B/W. hope U guys like it ... CC are welcome too ... :D


I think it's great.

Tomcat
11-09-2008, 10:09 AM
More Fall Colors:
I took this yesterday.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Trees/DSC_1225.jpg
I used an Expodisc to set the White ballance and used a CPL. I metered the exposure on the blue sky. Image optimizatoin was set to vivid.
These colors are as shot.
VR 18-55 mm F/3.5-5.6 G, ISO 100, 1/160s, f/4.8, FL 29mm, Manual mode

K1W1
11-09-2008, 01:47 PM
Did I hear somebody say I hadn't posted a bike shot for a while?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/3014213255_c7e555c13a_b.jpg

Tomcat
11-09-2008, 02:48 PM
Kiwi I see you have all your Duc's in a row.

That's the most Ducati's I've seen in one place.

Nice pic.

K1W1
11-09-2008, 03:19 PM
There were probably 200 Ducatis there all together including a Desmosedici RR.

Slide show link here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/sets/72157608777606062/show/)

TNB
11-09-2008, 05:02 PM
I saw a very sharp looking "Ducati" truck at SEMA the other day. I took a few photos of it, but haven't bothered to look at very many SEMA photos yet since I went to Aviation Nation and took more photos.

Here's a sample from Aviation Nation. I also uploaded more to Flickr today.

Shaft
11-09-2008, 05:12 PM
Trying out the new D700 In the Garden:

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/9816/27575917ty3.th.jpg (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=27575917ty3.jpg)http://img528.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

More at my Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/axelmadsen/

K1W1
11-09-2008, 06:47 PM
Here's a sample from Aviation Nation. I also uploaded more to Flickr today.


Come on. Tell the truth. You Photoshoped the moon in didn't you just to piss Rooz off. :D:D

TNB
11-09-2008, 07:38 PM
Come on. Tell the truth. You Photoshoped the moon in didn't you just to piss Rooz off. :D:D

I'm sure Rooz probably realizes that my photoshop skills aren't that good to photoshop in the moon. For me, it's just easier to shoot the shot and if I "shoot the moon" at the same time, it's a bonus. ;)

accord2003
11-09-2008, 07:52 PM
Thanks K1W1 for the links. I see how much I am missing out :eek:

TNB. that is one bonus shot!! very nice!!

n9nf. I think it's great too.

Turo
11-09-2008, 11:14 PM
Wow TNB, talk about having a PERFECT background for that kind of shot! VERY nice!!!

My contribution for today:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2985274463_bb84fc7923_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/2985274463/)

faisal
11-09-2008, 11:27 PM
TNB....I really like the heat emitted by the jets engine gives the moon a trail like effect...nice shot overall and well composed....

Turo....what is that????

EDIT: is that a pumpkin!!!

Cyberwlf
11-10-2008, 02:11 AM
Love Turo's shot. No idea what it is either, could be a pumpkin. Lets the imagination run.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-10-2008, 03:28 AM
Nice subject N9.

TNB that shots fantastic. There must be 1,000's of people who'd want a poster of that on their wall:)

Here's a couple from the zoo today.

Had to change lenses and rush off a few of the damselfly? before it flew away. I've never seen this species before in Aust, only in other peoples posts (eg Prospero's). I had been really envious. About 50% crop, natural light, handheld cam. Tammie 90mm. The brown backdrop is a mountain goat:D

The lion was an easy peasy shot (as in hard to screw up) of a very lazy girl through a wire fence (that you could put the camera quite near). 70-300VR.

n9nf
11-10-2008, 07:49 AM
K1W1, accord2003, Dread Pirate Roberts ... thanks.

TNB, that'sa wikked shot. May I know what lense used ?

K1W1 - love them DUCATI's.
I'll definately trade my nikon just to get me hands on that DUC's ... :D

Turo
11-10-2008, 08:29 AM
faisal and Cyberwlf, yep its a macro shot of a pumpkin :).

DPR, I really like the first shot, wow!

Shaft
11-10-2008, 02:33 PM
Here's a sample from Aviation Nation. I also uploaded more to Flickr today.

that could not be any better, amazing shot.

JBO
11-10-2008, 03:05 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20081108115acopy.jpg

7:30 am shot
18mm
15 sec exposure
aperature 7.1

if you look hard, you can actually see trees beneath the water.

Tomcat
11-10-2008, 03:23 PM
TNB I really like that shot. Last air show we had here was about 4 years ago.


DPR Nice closeup of the dragonfly. I really like that lion. I wish the zoo's in my area had better big cat exibits.

What to post today ??????? I'm running out of good pictures.:confused:

Tomcat
11-10-2008, 03:45 PM
It took a while to get a pic' of this one. It wouldn't let me get to close. It finally landed about 10 feet above me.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Bugs/DSC_0003_01.jpg
VR 55-200, FL 200mm, ISO 250, 1/200s, f5.6, SB 800

K1W1
11-10-2008, 04:49 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/3012586622_bc24213258_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 5 sec (5)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
I think it was with my 50mm f1.8 lens :confused:

Geoff Chandler
11-10-2008, 05:00 PM
It took a while to get a pic' of this one. It wouldn't let me get to close. It finally landed about 10 feet above me.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/DSC_0003_01.jpg
VR 55-200, FL 200mm, ISO 250, 1/200s, f5.6, SB 800
That is a stunning image - worth the wait. :cool:

Tomcat
11-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Thanks. I took this 1 month after getting my D80. This is one of my best. I got lucky with this one. I was expermenting with manual settings.

TNB
11-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the comments on the Thunderbird photo. Interesting pumpkin shot.



TNB, that'sa wikked shot. May I know what lense used ?


I used a Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-200mm, and the Nikkor 1.7x teleconverter. Here's another photo from Saturday. I just like it since it looks like the pilot is coming in for an attack.

Rooz
11-10-2008, 06:14 PM
That is a stunning image - worth the wait. :cool:

x2. thats a real beauty TC.

Camerajunkie
11-10-2008, 06:44 PM
TC,

If you ever make it to Memphis, you should check out their zoo. It's amazing. (From the little part I saw, lol.)

500mL
11-10-2008, 08:23 PM
I know halloween is over but I've been busy so I haven't been taking pics as of late. So here's a couple from the annual 2008 NYC Halloween Day Parade.
Cheers! :D

The Axe Murderer
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/3020456571_6cd527e234.jpg

Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/3020466371_52cbdbb51d.jpg

Visual Reality
11-10-2008, 08:31 PM
The lion was an easy peasy shot (as in hard to screw up) of a very lazy girl through a wire fence (that you could put the camera quite near). 70-300VR.
I really like this one. This is much sharper and more detailed than your lion shots with the 18-200 that I've seen.

It looks like you're at 200mm at f/8 though - your preferred setting on the 18-200. I almost never stop down that far with my 70-300 because I lose too much light to keep a good shutter speed, especially in the shade.

Rooz
11-11-2008, 01:02 AM
for some reason all i can get in focus is his ass.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/3021875560_cde3b24a3c_o.jpg

K1W1
11-11-2008, 02:53 AM
for some reason all i can get in focus is his ass.


What else would we expect from somebody who lives in Sydney? :p:D

I would say it's a great shot but that could leave me open to some sort of retort. :D

faisal
11-11-2008, 10:51 AM
x2. thats a real beauty TC.

I agree to that....wonderful shot Tomcat....

Turo
11-11-2008, 12:33 PM
Another shot taken by my girlfriend (she's getting the hang of this whole photography thing pretty well):


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2973762131_8a3a82d979_o.jpg

flickr link (http://flickr.com/photos/30060840@N07/2973762131/)

cyclone2
11-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Another one of my Motorsport pics, and probably my favorite as the text is very sharp even viewed at 100% despite the camera settings.
I spent that day basically breaking rules and trying to come up with something a little different.
D80, 70-300VR @ 90mm
f/8
1/100s
ISO800 (auto ISO)

These settings are NOT recommended (by me) if you want a high% of keepers, but the ones you do get are very satisfying.

Cyberwlf
11-11-2008, 01:18 PM
Great shot cyclone!

So, i'm in Turkey right now and thought this feline bared a strong resemblance to some of the local older men, so felt the need to capture it :P
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/3023151468_23b2fc8dcb_o.jpg

Turo
11-11-2008, 01:23 PM
Another one of my Motorsport pics, and probably my favorite as the text is very sharp even viewed at 100% despite the camera settings.
I spent that day basically breaking rules and trying to come up with something a little different.

I assume you were seated very close if that shot was taken at only 90mm focal length! Very cool!

K1W1
11-11-2008, 01:23 PM
Another one of my Motorsport pics, and probably my favorite as the text is very sharp even viewed at 100% despite the camera settings.

Love slow shutter speed panning shots.

cyclone2
11-11-2008, 01:35 PM
Cheers guys, glad you like the motorsport stuff I do, it' not always popular depending on what forum you use.
I'm not too good at estimating distances but I'd say I was around 15 feet from the track at that point.

Cute looking cat, shame (for him) about his ear, but it gives him character.

Tomcat
11-11-2008, 04:07 PM
Thank's for the comments. I was going to post this yesterday, but after TNB's Thunderbirds pic' I had to post the butterfly.

The wife and I done a drive by on these. I was driving she was shooting. I seen the bikes parked along the road so I slowed down and had her take a pic as we drove by.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Motorcycles/DSC_0060.jpg
VR 18-55, ISO 140, 1/125s, f/5.6, Auto mode

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-11-2008, 05:36 PM
Sorry for the filesize but I couldn't resist giving a bigger shot.
Max zoom 300mm and then 50% dig crop.

Yep still F8 (but I did take other shots wider on the day). This lenses VR seams to work really well and I feel perfectly confident at 300mm and 1/100s.

Tomcat
11-11-2008, 05:53 PM
DPR that's awsome. How far away were you?

Rooz that fly is haulin ass:D