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XaiLo
11-27-2008, 06:25 AM
Haven't posted any in quite some time so here's a couple of my new baby boy:


thanksgiving came early this year congrats and enjoy. :)

ANP !!!
11-27-2008, 12:20 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1430-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/500sec
Aperture: f/36
Focal Length: 42mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-27-2008, 03:02 PM
I really like that one ANP.

K1W1
11-27-2008, 11:03 PM
Myrmecia pilosula vs Tachyglossus aculeatus

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/3064604017_a4b920fbfd_b.jpg

:D

Aldor88
11-28-2008, 04:38 AM
Nice pic ANP, i'd crop the sea out of it tho.

Heres another winter pic, still haven't done much to the other pics. Im kinda busy and lazy atm :).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/3065787604_55ee15cee2_b.jpg

Tomcat
11-28-2008, 06:17 AM
Nice ant Kiwi. What's it on a hedgehog?

Aldor weather like that can make you lazy. Where's that at?

Aldor88
11-28-2008, 07:47 AM
I live in Finland, not far from Helsinki :).

We dont usually get that much snow and as i write this most of it is melting away, maybe 1/3 left now but at this rate it will be all gone by monday.

I felt like somekind of explorer climbing up there, only one person had walked there before me and the snow came all the way up to my knees. Was relaxing tho, just me and nature.

Tomcat
11-28-2008, 08:22 AM
I doesn't snow much where I live. I know what you mean aboyt making the first tracks in the new snow. Some times I leave for work at 2:30 A.M. so I get to make track across the mountain before the snow plows do.

Did you take that in color of B&W? Some times it's hard to tell.

Aldor88
11-28-2008, 10:15 AM
Forgot to add that thats like 2km from where i live. Photographed in colour converted to b&w.

ANP !!!
11-28-2008, 10:49 AM
Thanks DPB and Aldor, that's a awesome B/W pic.

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1408-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640sec
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-28-2008, 04:27 PM
Aldor, I was feeling cold here at 20C today.

I like the fence ANP.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-28-2008, 05:20 PM
At the zoo yesterday. Had to shoot through glass so it wasn't the clearest but it was better than not getting any shots after waiting 90 minutes.

ANP !!!
11-28-2008, 10:13 PM
Wow that's some skills and patience. Nice shot.

Rooz
11-28-2008, 10:27 PM
At the zoo yesterday. Had to shoot through glass so it wasn't the clearest but it was better than not getting any shots after waiting 90 minutes.

too good a shot to leave flat. what you think ?
EDIT: yes, you were right Phil. wound back.

Phill D
11-28-2008, 10:46 PM
I agree with Rooz it is an excellent shot DPR but I think you overdid it on the pp Rooz. Yes there is more pop but it looks too unnatural now.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-29-2008, 02:02 AM
Damn I'm going to have to trust my 8yo daughter more. She wanted more pop like you did Rooz.

I just wish I'd got it sharper. I think I was too far from the glass cause he's very skittish and I didn't want to ruin a good thing trying to get a better shot.

I've got some shots of him but in total now I've waited around 6 hours trying for "the shot".

Rooz
11-29-2008, 02:16 AM
very, very difficult to get them sharp thru, (often smudgy), glass. you did a fine job. stop being so overly critical of yourself asshole. :p

Rooz
11-29-2008, 02:30 AM
pretty boy
50/1.4+sb900

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/3067162625_aae74ab421_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/3067162177_2ed55574c7_o.jpg

ANP !!!
11-29-2008, 07:48 AM
Cute pics Rooz, I liked the 2nd one.

Turo
11-29-2008, 09:58 AM
I haven't posted a pic in a while (had some troubles with my macbook), so here is my latest. Not the sharpest image, but it was taken with the 70-300 at 300mm, where this lens is supposed to be at its worst.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/3067913817_83a603ef0e_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3067913817/)

ANP !!!
11-29-2008, 10:30 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1334-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400sec
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Tomcat
11-29-2008, 06:30 PM
DPR that's a great shot. Tigers are my favorite animal. I'm about 2.5 hours from any zoo's that have any tigers.

Rooz
11-29-2008, 10:03 PM
I haven't posted a pic in a while (had some troubles with my macbook), so here is my latest. Not the sharpest image, but it was taken with the 70-300 at 300mm, where this lens is supposed to be at its worst.




flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3067913817/)

looks plenty sharp to me. perfect exposure too. good job.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-29-2008, 10:47 PM
Nice moonshot Turo, wish I'd lived the boyhood dream of going there.

K1W1
11-30-2008, 02:07 AM
Haven't been to a dirt track meeting for years. In fact probably since before most of the members of this forum were born.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3069774903_b3ddce8546_b.jpg

I should be able to get a few days worth of postings out of this lot.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/3069833473_30ac85e00c_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-30-2008, 02:50 AM
Very nice K1w1.

Just a happy snap at the zoo.

hokeyguy
11-30-2008, 06:05 AM
It's been a long time since I've posted anything.
Nice shots everyone.
Here's a strange ornament we picked up yesterday.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/3071059698_2bffbce341_b.jpg

Turo
11-30-2008, 06:12 AM
Nice shot, DPR. Love those colors!

K1W1, I looked through some of your shots just now, great set! I particularly like that second one you posted.

hockeyguy, lots of colors in that scene, I like it!

Tomcat
11-30-2008, 08:25 AM
Nice shot KIWI. I like the second one. How far away were you. Last motorcycle race I went to was in the late '70s.

DPR that bird is cool, all that color looks great.

Nice ornament Hokeyguy.

Tomcat
11-30-2008, 08:36 AM
It's been a few days since I posted here. I've been busy playing with a new printer. I got a Kodak Esp3. It does an awsome job.

I took today's POD with my other new toy. A Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 EX DC HSM. I took back the Nikkor 28-200mm yesterday.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_1366.jpg

Our weather hasn't been the best this weekend.

10-20 mm Sigma, FL 10mm, ISO 200, 1/100s, f/5.6, Auto mode.

Turo
11-30-2008, 08:57 AM
Tomcat, that uwa lens makes your Lincoln look HUGE! :D Nice shot, not so nice weather!

Tomcat
11-30-2008, 09:09 AM
That's how it feels in parking lost:)

swpars
11-30-2008, 09:16 AM
Looks like Tomcat has two huge Lincolns...I think I see a Mark VIII next to the Town Car.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/3069644297_ce09a8a689_b.jpg

Here's a typical street scene of San Francisco's Chinatown back in August.

ANP !!!
11-30-2008, 11:04 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1755-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200sec
Aperture: f/7.2
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Tomcat
11-30-2008, 11:54 AM
Yes that is a Mk8. That is my Hot Rod Lincholn. I've had it about 10 years and it still runs strong. It's been victorious in many street races.

Nice sunset ANP. I printed all my good sunsets and put them in a photo album last week.

K1W1
11-30-2008, 11:57 AM
Here's a typical street scene of San Francisco's Chinatown back in August.

Same as when I lived there. Not a Chinese person in sight. :D

accord2003
11-30-2008, 07:19 PM
Turo. your Moon looks sharp to me too. I hope to get that lens very soon :)

Below is the Parliament of Canada

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/3036493851_69c1e34725_b.jpg

Old School
11-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Hey guys, a brief hiatus and I'm back- today's snapshot. First real snow here, and caught the lil' man lookin out the window :)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/Owen/DSC_0032.jpg

K1W1
11-30-2008, 07:55 PM
Everybody loves a good crash. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/3070592912_df8d70dd86_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/3070632728_697db7e35f_b.jpg

Aldor88
11-30-2008, 09:57 PM
Turo. your Moon looks sharp to me too. I hope to get that lens very soon :)

Below is the Parliament of Canada

Nice night shot, the flame looks really good. Its a bit dark tho, try taking the same shot earlier when the sky still has some colour.

ANP !!!
11-30-2008, 11:09 PM
Yes that is a Mk8. That is my Hot Rod Lincholn. I've had it about 10 years and it still runs strong. It's been victorious in many street races.

Nice sunset ANP. I printed all my good sunsets and put them in a photo album last week.

Thank You Tomcat, Btw its a Sunrise taken from a running bus.

Turo
12-01-2008, 06:26 AM
Igniting my BBQ grill one evening...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/3073861926_e460aea8bc_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3073861926/)

Aldor88
12-01-2008, 07:22 AM
Cool flame shot Turo, nice colour!

ANP !!!
12-01-2008, 10:36 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_2448-1-31024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60sec
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Turo
12-01-2008, 11:53 AM
Nice one, ANP! I like the ray of light bursting through, looks cool :D

Visual Reality
12-01-2008, 01:12 PM
Nice night shot, the flame looks really good. Its a bit dark tho, try taking the same shot earlier when the sky still has some colour.
That's a conscious decision made by the photographer...I think it looks good :cool:

Tomcat
12-01-2008, 05:09 PM
KIWI What are they looking for? Did one of them loose a contact:confused::D:eek:
Is that track just a flat oval or does it have some jumps?

ANP I like the ray of light coming through the clouds.

AC2003 cool night shot.

Turo what can I say, that's hot.

We had our first snow today. No I didn't get any pic's. I don't take my camera with me when I go to work. We only got about 1" on the mountain an no accumulation in the valley where I live.

I need to get out and take some pic's but it's almost dark when I get home.

Turo
12-01-2008, 05:18 PM
Turo what can I say, that's hot.


No pun intended, right? :D

Tomcat
12-01-2008, 05:36 PM
OK I just took this is of 2 of my pictures I have posted here and in the General Photo section. The landscape is 18"x24" and the sunset is 12"x36".
I used my new Sigma 10-20mm

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_1369-1.jpg

Sig. 10-20, FL 10mm, ISO 200, 1/60s, f/4, SB 800, Auto mode.

XaiLo
12-01-2008, 08:39 PM
Turo quit playing with fire you're making ANP break out the storm clouds. What! you guys tryin to usher in armagedon. :D Great images guy I like the contrast quite timely posts.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Macaw at the zoo. 3rd time shooting him, finally got one I really like.

Mostly I spent the day at the tiger enclosure failing to even see him. Giving up on the tiger now.:mad:

dxrocnxj
12-01-2008, 11:06 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/3076933102_02f7fde82b.jpg

So this is my dad with his new breathing machine he uses while he sleeps; he retired as a head supervisor for New York City Sanitation at the age of 47 in 2005.

But in 2001, he quit smoking on New Years Day and has gained a significant amount of weight; and after that September 11th happened.

He was one of the many men who helped clean up the great city, but at a huge price.

Nowadays he has problems sleeping and breathing and also stops breathing in his sleep, and the city is finally trying to take notice and help the other hardworking individuals besides the policeman and fireman that were affected.

I just hope he gets/stays well.

Rooz
12-01-2008, 11:29 PM
our best wishes to one of the brave men of the world Dylan. . as usual, when you put your heart into a shoot you produce something truly special. its an outstanding photo.

dxrocnxj
12-01-2008, 11:33 PM
rooz, thankyou, i really always appreciate the words.

K1W1
12-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Thanks for the reminder about the real heroes of the world Dylan.
I hope your Dad recovers and lives a long, contented life.

ANP !!!
12-01-2008, 11:57 PM
I hope for the best for you and your Dad Dylan, The pic is incredibly nice.


BTW guys thanks for the comments.

JTL
12-02-2008, 12:00 AM
Everybody loves a good crash. :D



Ouch!!!

Those shots a hella-sharp! I really envy you guys who can shoot action and get great shots like that.

What lens did you use? Sorry if you stated it earlier, but I'm a lazy sot and don't feel like checking! :D

dxrocnxj
12-02-2008, 12:06 AM
anp and kiwi, thanks alot, i appreciate the comments.

i wanted to mention that iw as going for a shot that showed fear and confidence at the same time, i thougtht i captured the confidence in his eyes being closed and the fear in his hands on the straps.

kind of a skeptical yet confident, "lets do this" type of feel.

XaiLo
12-02-2008, 04:16 AM
Dylan, my heart goes out to your dad and family. Thank him for me, those buildings held a significant part of my childhood... watching them being built and playing in the elevators as a youth. Unless you actually saw them it's really hard to appreciate their true scale and beauty. But that pales in comparison to the hearts and charity of true New Yorkers. My best to you and yours happy holidays.

accord2003
12-02-2008, 08:15 AM
That's a conscious decision made by the photographer...I think it looks good :cool:

Thank you Aldor88, VR and Tomcat. I was just there for one day. Therefore, it was the only time I had. It was strange walking there. There was not a single soul in the area.

DPR. I love that shot of the bird. The colour is nice!

accord2003
12-02-2008, 08:27 AM
anp and kiwi, thanks alot, i appreciate the comments.

i wanted to mention that iw as going for a shot that showed fear and confidence at the same time, i thougtht i captured the confidence in his eyes being closed and the fear in his hands on the straps.

kind of a skeptical yet confident, "lets do this" type of feel.

Dylan. I hope your Dad will get better soon. You did a fine job with the photo. It should be on a billboard.

ANP !!!
12-02-2008, 10:38 AM
Flicker Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3074600485/)
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_2115-11024x768-1.jpg
Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400sec
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Turo
12-02-2008, 11:07 AM
Macaw at the zoo. 3rd time shooting him, finally got one I really like.

Mostly I spent the day at the tiger enclosure failing to even see him. Giving up on the tiger now.:mad:

Excellent shot!!! Were you panning, or did you wait for him to cross your field of view?

K1W1
12-02-2008, 12:10 PM
I think I'm over these ones now. I'll have to find something else to do.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/3069803401_8556850d55_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 150 mm
55-200VR

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-02-2008, 05:41 PM
Excellent shot!!! Were you panning, or did you wait for him to cross your field of view?

The cam wasn't locking focus fast enough, this one was prefocussing on his predicted flight path trying as best I could to pan with his movement and then shooting as he came into field. K1W1's motorbike advice applied to birds really. Except fast shutter speed because I don't like blurry wings and this bird flaps it doesn't glide.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-02-2008, 05:46 PM
Wish him well from us Dylan.

jcon
12-02-2008, 08:44 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/3076933102_02f7fde82b.jpg

So this is my dad with his new breathing machine he uses while he sleeps; he retired as a head supervisor for New York City Sanitation at the age of 47 in 2005.

But in 2001, he quit smoking on New Years Day and has gained a significant amount of weight; and after that September 11th happened.

He was one of the many men who helped clean up the great city, but at a huge price.

Nowadays he has problems sleeping and breathing and also stops breathing in his sleep, and the city is finally trying to take notice and help the other hardworking individuals besides the policeman and fireman that were affected.

I just hope he gets/stays well.


My father has the exact same thing. He uses the same machine as yours. Heads up friend.. he will be alright! I cant remember the exact diagnoses, but its a version of sleep apnia.

Rooz
12-02-2008, 09:19 PM
I think I'm over these ones now. I'll have to find something else to do.



Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 150 mm
55-200VR

this is truly exceptional.

K1W1
12-02-2008, 10:26 PM
this is truly exceptional.

Thanks but blame the camera.

JustLikeYou
12-03-2008, 06:59 AM
Snapped this one while walking along the campus waterfront. There's just something about the rich, vibrant sunset colors I love.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj276/BrittanyQpbg/rockwavesm.jpg

Turo
12-03-2008, 09:07 AM
Looks great, JustLikeYou!

Here's my dog being the lazy bum that he is:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/3079609529_b2d8ec5d32_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3079609529/)

500mL
12-03-2008, 10:45 AM
Awesome dog portrait Turo! I love the black and white treatment. It gives that very classic look.

I haven't had anything to post lately but I'd like to share this with everyone here in the Nikon dSLR forum. I posted this on the D40 thread as well.
I joined a Travel Photo Contest for United Airlines' Hemispheres Magazine and one of my photos taken from my beloved D40 was picked. Check it out! (http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/travel-photo-contest/travel-photo-contest-black_and_white.php) :D It's the Empire State Building shot from the Top of the Rock.

To everyone that gave me input on my images (and continuing to do so), I just want to thank all of you! Every comment/critique you gave helps me a become a better photographer and I continue to improve. I appreciate everything all of your help :D You all rock!!!!

Turo
12-03-2008, 10:47 AM
Congrats, 500mL!!! Great shot too!

ANP !!!
12-03-2008, 11:37 AM
Very cute pic Turo.

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1988-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400sec
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Tomcat
12-04-2008, 04:20 PM
I posted part of this car a while back, so I think I need to show the whole car. It's a '56 Chevy Delivery. It's localy owned so I hope to get some better pic's next spring.
Maybe tomorrow I will post the red '57 in the reflection.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0780.jpg

VR 18-55, FL 18mm, ISO 400, 1/40s, f/5.6 Apt Pri.

accord2003
12-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Turo. nice shot of the dog. i should try shooting b/w.

Not a Pro Lens but I finally got myself a zoom. :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/3084096086_3563c4898a_b.jpg

Turo
12-04-2008, 09:04 PM
Turo. nice shot of the dog. i should try shooting b/w.

Not a Pro Lens but I finally got myself a zoom. :p


Congrats! I love that lens, I hope you do as well! :cool:

Geoff Chandler
12-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Macaw at the zoo. 3rd time shooting him, finally got one I really like.

Mostly I spent the day at the tiger enclosure failing to even see him. Giving up on the tiger now.:mad:

Love this shot - you got the bird frozen nicely in mid air and the people watching just perfectly OOF in the back ground - just enough to see them watching - but out of focus enough not to distract
Nice one!

Geoff Chandler
12-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Igniting my BBQ grill one evening...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/3073861926_e460aea8bc_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3073861926/)

Gorgeous flame shot
Really impressed with this one!!

Sorry I am a bit behind here - been a bit busy!!

K1W1
12-04-2008, 11:36 PM
It's amazing what a liitle help from Scott Kelby and some local comments will do. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/3083532969_2c08f9df65_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
12-05-2008, 12:43 AM
It's amazing what a liitle help from Scott Kelby and some local comments will do. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/3083532969_2c08f9df65_b.jpg
Excellent capture - nicely done!!!

ANP !!!
12-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Great shot K1W1


Captured this rare moment, I wish I had a telephoto lens.

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_2629.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Gintaras
12-05-2008, 11:07 AM
Hey guys, a brief hiatus and I'm back- today's snapshot. First real snow here, and caught the lil' man lookin out the window :)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee91/rebel352/Owen/DSC_0032.jpg

one word: OUTSTANDING (in every aspect)

Gintaras
12-05-2008, 11:12 AM
At the zoo yesterday. Had to shoot through glass so it wasn't the clearest but it was better than not getting any shots after waiting 90 minutes.

cool look and great photo

Turo
12-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Great shot K1W1


Captured this rare moment, I wish I had a telephoto lens.



Nice one! I wanted to grab a shot of it as well, but I didn't have my camera with me. Beautiful sight, though!

ANP !!!
12-05-2008, 12:31 PM
That's so nice, having the same sight all over the world.

Aldor88
12-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Superb shot K1W1! i dont like the frames tho :).

Tomcat
12-05-2008, 05:59 PM
That's cool ANP. Someone is looking down on us and smiling. I wanted to try to get some pic's but it was cloudy that night.

Tomcat
12-05-2008, 06:09 PM
This is what's under the hood of that '56. I would love to mash the pedal to the metal on this baby. OOHHHHH YEEAAAAA:D:D:D
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0777.jpg
VR 18-55, FL 26mm, ISO 400, 1/25, f/5.6 Apt Pri.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-05-2008, 06:39 PM
Superb shot K1W1! i dont like the frames tho :).

On the other hand I love the frames & post work. I admire the copyright logo as I don't know how to get the symbol even or make the text look quite like that.

Curse art having no right or wrong answer.

500mL
12-05-2008, 07:27 PM
Happy Holidays!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/3086207160_372ea6db41_o.jpg

Bryant Park Christmas Tree
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/3086208394_3643c36e30_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-05-2008, 11:22 PM
My thousandth post had to stir the pot.

No offence to any New Zealanders who might deny taking any interest in the game.

Here's a headless silver fern to go with Rooz's headless surfer the other day.

Note there is a ball in the stand just above and behind the batsman.

Rooz
12-05-2008, 11:31 PM
very nice shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-05-2008, 11:35 PM
Brett Lee was the bowler. A very angry young man (usually 140 mph ball speed for those who don't follow cricket).

I've got one of him in mid air to post tomorrow. At 1/3000 sec I still have appreciable blur on his hands!

Rooz
12-05-2008, 11:39 PM
is that at 300mm ?

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-06-2008, 12:19 AM
300mm, F/7.1, 1/2000 sec, app prior, 0EV comp, manual focus, 70-300VR.

K1W1
12-06-2008, 02:37 AM
The NZ cricket team is called the Black Caps. the Silver Ferns are the girls Netball team, the one that is the current World Champions.

Brett Lee bowls at around 140kph not 140mph. It's not possible for a human to bowl at 140mph.

Rooz
12-06-2008, 02:49 AM
The NZ cricket team is called the Black Caps. the Silver Ferns are the girls Netball team.

so what you're saying is that they're basically the same thing.

K1W1
12-06-2008, 03:28 AM
No way.

I'd put my money on the girls in a bar fight any day.

Tomcat
12-06-2008, 05:49 AM
What is the object of this game?

Tomcat
12-06-2008, 05:57 AM
Here's the Red '57...
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0779.jpg
VR 18-55, FL 18mm, ISO 400, 1/60s, f/5.6, AP

...and what's under the hood. Not quite what the black car has.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0783.jpg
VR 18-55, FL 18mm, ISO 400, 1/30s, f/5.6, AP

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-06-2008, 01:27 PM
The NZ cricket team is called the Black Caps. the Silver Ferns are the girls Netball team, the one that is the current World Champions.

Brett Lee bowls at around 140kph not 140mph. It's not possible for a human to bowl at 140mph.

After I posted I wondered if I had the units of measurement wrong. Thanks.

Silver ferns / black caps. Oops, genuine mistake but in hindsight I wish it was intentional.

Re the object of the game, it's a bit like baseball but each team has 2 innings and all 11 players have to get out each turn. Instead of a throwing action you use a bowling action. Instead of running around a diamond the 2 batsmen run up and down the pitch.

Phill D
12-07-2008, 12:59 AM
Well since someone mentioned cricket. Here's my explanation.

The ins and outs of cricket

It starts with one team in and one team out. The in team has a batsman who is in and a backup mate who is also in. The out team is on the field in sight and they are trying to get the in teamís batsman out. When this happens, say by being caught out, then another in team member becomes in. The object is for the out team to get all the in team out and become the out team. Then the old out team becomes in and the new out team try to get the new in team out. In the amateur game when everyone is out they all go off to the local INN!

Some say thatís the best bit ;)

Hope this explains it IN simple terms of course.

Nice photo by the way.

K1W1
12-07-2008, 02:25 AM
While we are on the subject.
In the nets this morning.
That is a 156gm (5.5oz) leather covered piece of cork being bowled from 22 yards away. Imagine it leaving the bowlers hand at some 140kph (87 mph) and only having a fraction of a second to react. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/3088382155_1cd0e3e7e6_b.jpg

and some fielding practice before the game yesterday.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/3088374049_65d7525ca8_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
12-07-2008, 02:40 AM
Terrific captures - obviously a nice fast shutter speed!
Did you get lucky or use continuous shutter to capture these?
amazing!!

K1W1
12-07-2008, 02:48 AM
Single shots.
In the nets one I was crouched done with the camera on top of the stumps at 1/640 sec exposure. It was a case of click and then get the camera and my head out of the way. The second one is just a happy snap. The boys were in a line getting balls hit at them by their couch.

ssil2000
12-07-2008, 03:57 AM
The boys were in a line getting balls hit at them by their couch.

i gotta get me one of them couches!

Tomcat
12-07-2008, 05:56 AM
I might have to see if I can find this on T.V. Sometimes I see a listing for it.

Tomcat
12-07-2008, 06:10 AM
I posted these on the general photo page. I thought I would post them here since it is something different for me.
These are my first serious try at night photography. I used a tripod and a remote.
This one is a local bank.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_1437.jpg
Sigma 10-22, FL 18mm, ISO 200, 2s, f/9, Manual mode

This one I a fountain across the street from the courthouse.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_1440.jpg
VR 55-200, FL 100mm, ISO 200, 2.5s, f/11, Manual mode

Turo
12-07-2008, 07:51 AM
Great shots Tomcat! Particularly the last one, interesting lighting at each level of the fountain, looks GREAT!

Tomcat
12-07-2008, 08:23 AM
Thanks Turo. I think I would be cool if they would put different colored lights on it.

LR Max
12-07-2008, 09:22 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/3086476271_8af9a06c9d.jpg

britkev
12-07-2008, 09:32 AM
What is the object of this game?

Primarily it allows colonials to humiliate their former imperialists ;)



...

Brett Lee bowls at around 140kph not 140mph. It's not possible for a human to bowl at 140mph.

When batting, the difference between kph & mph is pretty much academic ;)

scottman_00
12-07-2008, 11:46 AM
one of my favorite pics of the trip.
C+C welcome but go easy on me i still suck

Tomcat
12-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Where's that at? That glass pyrimad looks cool.
Can you post camera setting's?

K1W1
12-07-2008, 01:47 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/3011732021_dcdf2ec60c_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 1.6 sec (8/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

scottman_00
12-07-2008, 03:45 PM
Tomcat....that's the Louvre

it was shot at .4 sec, f/3.5, 400iso

Tomcat
12-07-2008, 04:21 PM
I reconized it from somewhere but didn't know from where. Now I know where I seen it. I saw it on the series "Highlander".

I noticed it was in Paris after I posted.

Thanks for the reply.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-08-2008, 03:38 AM
I saw it on the series "Highlander".


I'm not going to comment on where you learn all your culture;)

Here's the promised photo of Brett Lee in mid action

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-08-2008, 03:46 AM
Wow Tomcat great captures for a first time at night.

K1W1 love that top one of your son bowling.

Here's one of my boy batting on Adelaide oval during lunchtime of the big boys game last week.

K1W1
12-08-2008, 03:54 AM
Spooning a catch to square short leg.
Is he trying out for the Black Caps or something?

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-08-2008, 03:58 AM
It's my fault I taught him to hit it back to me not to hit it miles from any fielders:)

ANP !!!
12-08-2008, 10:43 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_2763-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200sec
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 29mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Turo
12-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Beautiful sky, ANP

Tomcat
12-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Thanks DPR. As you can see it was very cold out. It was worth it. Here's another pic' from Saturday night.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_1429.jpg
VR 55-200, FL 200mm, ISO 200, 2s, f/22, Manual mode.

Next time I will set the ISO to 100 so I can use a slower shutter speed.

Since they took Highlander off T.V. I have to resort to the internet to learn about other Countries.:D:D

toriaj
12-08-2008, 05:48 PM
So I took some spur-of-the-moment shots at the company Christmas party last night. I didn't get to arrange the set. The ambient light was rather low, but there was a little. I bounced the flash (my SB-600) to camera left and a little forward and up, it was a white wall. I used manual flash, I had decided to set my shutter speed at 1/60 in case the kids moved a little. I opened my aperture all the way, intending to stop it down a little later, but I had to bump my ISO up to 800 to get this exposure and I wasn't going to push it any higher (D50 here.) I also didn't want an overly "flashed" look by raising the flash power. So I kept the aperture at 1.8, and overall I think it worked. I did raise the exposure by half a stop in PP. None of the shots will be printed large (definitely not more than 8x10.)

50mm, 1/60, f/1.8, ISO 800, flash 1/4 power, -2/3EV
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/3094434612_8a9e6b36cf_o.jpg

I also walked around for some "cheeser" shots. I used my Demb Flip-It bounce card and Demb Diffuser combo. I was fairly pleased with it when I was up close to people, but when they were far away, it seemed as harsh as bare flash (although I didn't try any to compare.) I raised this one by a full stop in PP, causing some of the noise you see. I didn't run any NR in either of these shots.

50mm, 1/60, f/1.8, ISO 800, flash 1/64 power
42515

I'd love some C&C, anything I could do better with my current equipment. The biggest limitation I feel from my D50 is only 5 focus points. I don't mind it much for landscapes, but it's just not good enough for portraits.

Turo
12-08-2008, 07:44 PM
Cool shot, Tomcat! I've been wanting to try something like that for a while, but I don't have a tripod or a street with something to rest my camera on.

I like the shots, tori. The first one looks great! I think the lady is a bit distracting in the second shot, but not terribly so. I think you did a hell of a job with the equipment, most of my ISO 800 shots are typically very noisy with the D50.

Here is a shot of a building near my office. The name of the building caught my eye, its called "The Ericks Building". This was also one of the first shots I took with the 28-70 lens.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/3094675772_a93ca4c0ca_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3094675772/)

BikerJohn
12-09-2008, 08:32 PM
Thought I'd post this. It's one of my better ones from my first week with my D90.

toriaj
12-09-2008, 09:36 PM
Thanks, Turo. I really like the crispness of your shot.

Rasidel Slika
12-10-2008, 01:20 AM
D70, Oct 2006

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/3097754154_f86de788e8_o.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/3097754154/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-10-2008, 01:24 AM
I was going for a long SP and forgot to drop my iso:o

Rooz
12-10-2008, 01:25 AM
D70, Oct 2006



why the name change ? :confused:

Rasidel Slika
12-10-2008, 01:31 AM
just felt like it. Rasidel Slika is another old alias.

Rooz
12-10-2008, 01:36 AM
ahhh...i thought you were ashamed of being a canon shooter so didnt want to be identified anymore.

Rasidel Slika
12-10-2008, 01:38 AM
http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/5528/iconzfrown24mj.gif

Rooz
12-10-2008, 01:42 AM
lol its ok bro, we still love ya. :D
...even if you are a fairy.

Rooz
12-10-2008, 01:48 AM
50mm, 1/60, f/1.8, ISO 800, flash 1/4 power, -2/3EV
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/3094434612_8a9e6b36cf_o.jpg



this is really a beautiful shot. i love it.
i would have thought about sitting the little girl on the other side cos thats where more light is coming from and you would have had a little less blowout of santas highlights.

jemr
12-10-2008, 12:30 PM
what could i've done to make this picture sharper?

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l95/jemr/CSC_0053.jpg

JTL
12-10-2008, 01:00 PM
what could i've done to make this picture sharper?

Well, a few things. First 1/13 is pretty darn slow...so, you could have rasied the ISO by a stop or two and gotten the shutter speed up. Secondly, your aperture was f/4.8...not the best f/stop to use for sharpness on some lenses especially with a close-up (the SS and aperture numbers seem odd to me, but I don't have a D60). Thirdly, use a better lens. Which lens is that? The original "kit" lens? Fourthly, where was your focus point? It looks like it was the tip of the nose, leaving most of the face soft, exacerbated by your choice of aperture. Lastly, check the minimum focusing distance of the lens. You might have been too close.

According to the EXIF info, you used the flash, so you should have been able to have a faster shutter speed and smaller aperture even without raising the ISO. So, my advice...pay attention to your settings (and, depending on the lens you used, upgrade your glass).

But, I like it, even though it is soft...

Visual Reality
12-10-2008, 02:59 PM
Just looks like motion blur due to slow SS.

A Smart Sharpen in PS could remedy that, but in the future try to stay away from such slow speeds.

Visual Reality
12-10-2008, 03:08 PM
Real quick edit.

42544

jemr
12-10-2008, 05:46 PM
thanks!

Jtl it is indeed the kit lens. I've only had my cameras for a couple of months now and am still getting used to it (just graduated from a point and shoot). I do intend on getting new glass, but there is so much out there and so many that I want that I need to take the time and think of what I really want/need.

Thanks again guys for your comments, it helps a lot when someone points out your errors.

Visual Reality, already looking better. but ŗ find that the dark (ie tree) is a little to dark. Can I ask what you did and what program you did it in?

Visual Reality
12-10-2008, 06:37 PM
I just did some Smart Sharpening and a little warming to the black/white, and a very minor curves adjustment. The tree probably is a bit too dark.

Phill D
12-10-2008, 10:55 PM
You got some good comments there nice one guys. The sharpening looked good too VR although strangely for me I liked the softness in the original. It's odd that usually the aim would be to go for best focus on the eyes but in this case the focus being on or around the nose sort of implies that the focus is on whatever the subject is looking at & it makes the viewer wonder that bit more I feel. Just my humble opinion in this case it worked for me.

Rooz
12-11-2008, 02:43 AM
14-24
metered off the storm clouds, sb400 used for fill.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/3099368233_edf5b030d8_o.jpg

Visual Reality
12-11-2008, 02:47 AM
That's some pretty even light Rooz, did you use a diffuser?

Rooz
12-11-2008, 03:01 AM
direct flash, running TTL. the 400 works great as fill flash cos its small and not very powerful so the light is actually more even if you shoot directly at subject.

K1W1
12-11-2008, 03:04 AM
Does somebodies Mum know that she is now an Internet celebrity? :D

What was that comment in Life of Brian?

"Rooz has been a very naughty boy". :D

Rooz
12-11-2008, 03:05 AM
lol
should i have got a model release ?

K1W1
12-11-2008, 03:08 AM
Depends whether you want to stay in the will or not although with your little fella I suspect that you have probably been bypassed by now anyway. :D

K1W1
12-11-2008, 10:06 PM
Something nice and light before Christmas. :D
(Before I watched the Nikon Creative Lighting DVD)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/3101322265_976f5c2454_b.jpg

Rooz
12-12-2008, 02:58 AM
my new sweetheart.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/3102480168_7460453c66_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/3102480368_11bc2f4cb7_o.jpg

ANP !!!
12-12-2008, 03:12 AM
Which Camera is it ??
KIWI, Thats scary.

Rasidel Slika
12-12-2008, 06:45 AM
wow... I assumed that was a Droopy shot ;p

K1W1
12-12-2008, 04:55 PM
Standing in the rain waiting to be collected (see Flickr for the full explanation).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3103826048_3bf9eac4e0_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 46 mm
ISO Speed: 400
18-55 kit lens
SB-600

Tomcat
12-12-2008, 09:29 PM
Nice composition KIWI. Is that supposed to be Santa Clause or a Lepracan, of none of the above?

Tomcat
12-12-2008, 10:00 PM
I bought a star filter the other day. I thought it might be interesting. I took this the other night.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_1425.jpg

VR 55-200, FL 200mm, ISO 200, 5s. f/18, Manual mode, Cokin 8 point star filter

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-12-2008, 11:17 PM
Now that you've taken a photo to see what it does you can put it aside and never use it again:D

K1W1
12-12-2008, 11:58 PM
Ideal outdoor photography conditions. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3103534545_e45093c04c_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
12-13-2008, 01:09 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/3104506346_53ddcd89dc_o.jpg

Rooz
12-13-2008, 01:56 AM
Standing in the rain waiting to be collected (see Flickr for the full explanation).



Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 46 mm
ISO Speed: 400
18-55 kit lens
SB-600

nice flash work Rich. that video is working out well for you. you could have slowed down the shutter speed just a little to let in a little more ambient light to fill some of the shadows to the left.

Rooz
12-13-2008, 02:08 AM
not the best photo but an illustration of why i longed for af-s. kid bolting right at me waving his arms all over the joint. 7 frames taken, 5 in focus. that simply was not possible with the af-d.

Tomcat
12-13-2008, 06:26 AM
Now that you've taken a photo to see what it does you can put it aside and never use it again:D

I have a few other things I want to try it on. Then I will probally go into hiding. I want to see what it does with all the chrome on my motorcycle. I tried it on Christmas lights, it doesn't do well.

I'm running out of things to post. There's not much to take pictures of here right now. All the leaves are gone, all the nice cars are put up for the Winter, on warm days it rains, on sunny days it's cold.

Maybe I can get some pic's today.

Tomcat
12-13-2008, 03:15 PM
I can still get good sunsets this time of year.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Sunsets/DSC_1406a.jpg

VR 55-200, FL 55mm, ISO 200, 4s, f/11, manual, hand held

Rooz
12-14-2008, 12:20 AM
1/15s, f10, iso500
sb400

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/3106193597_34a901b5cf_o.jpg

toriaj
12-14-2008, 12:37 AM
cool, how'd you pull that one off?

K1W1
12-14-2008, 01:03 AM
Rear curtain flash is my guess.

Rooz
12-14-2008, 01:32 AM
just "panning" with a slow shutter speed to get some movement in the frame. lol just looking at it again makes me laugh my ass off.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-14-2008, 02:55 AM
Nice squirrel Cyberwolf, I love seeing stuff from other parts of the world we just can't get here.

Cyberwlf
12-14-2008, 04:46 AM
Thanks DPR :) Yeah I've recently started reviewing my photographs from my travels overseas and finding some gems, unfortunately its also brought upon the realisation now that in having left it sufficiently long to lose that emotive attachment that not as many photos as i thought were great were really as good as my memory recalled them to be! :P

anco85
12-14-2008, 12:17 PM
Hey guys, long time no chat. Been real busy, photography and other wise.
Not much to report besides shooting my ass off and the D80 still taking a beating. Pushing 35k clicks now IIRC.

I have to say, seeing your guys shots again, wow. I'm pretty much speechless. You guys are artists of the highest regard

Rooz, that kid is getting big now man :D

Anyway, down to business, we had a bit of a scary night Thursday with thunder and lighting almost a constant. I managed to grab a few shots and tried a different look for each.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/3108399578_3b7b8bdda2.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/3108398820_575388d293.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/3107564491_1784ec936c.jpg?v=0

Lemme know what you guys think, thanks

Till next time
Anco

Geoff Chandler
12-14-2008, 03:15 PM
I am posting purely as I am pleased it came out this good under the circumstances!
It was another cold grey day, so and I am already at 640 ISO
I have played with some settings to see if I am happier with the results
This is Type II Colour space (- even though, for some reason, the exif data recorded it as type 1) - WB manual at 5300K
20th sec @F5.6
Tamron 28 - 200 @ 200mm (I really like this lens!)
So the shutter speed is way too low - should have been 300th sec really!!!
This is our cat venturing out into the garden - only really brave enough
because I am there!
(Oh ~ PS: - straight off the camera and resized - just so I can show how I am getting
on with camera settings etc..)

Tomcat
12-14-2008, 03:26 PM
He's got it handled.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_0558.jpg
He didn't look happy at all.
VR 55-200, FL 200mm, ISO 800, 1/200s, f/5.6, Manual

trackin951
12-14-2008, 03:51 PM
Well I finally made the move and purchased a 35mm F/2! I LOVE this lens. It is sooo sharp, the bokeh is smooth, it can focus at about 5" from an object. Its awesome! Here is a shot that shows clarity and another that shows it working at F/2!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/3109040998_c84ec2cb54_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/3108208481_dd59020391_b.jpg

TheWengler
12-14-2008, 04:23 PM
Anyway, down to business, we had a bit of a scary night Thursday with thunder and lighting almost a constant. I managed to grab a few shots and tried a different look for each.

Excellent shots. The first one is my favorite.

Tomcat
12-14-2008, 04:47 PM
Tracin951 lets see the rest of the dog. I like husky type dogs.

ANP !!!
12-15-2008, 01:11 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_2965-1copy1024x768.jpg


Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 38mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 3.5-5.6 II ED VR

Cyberwlf
12-15-2008, 04:06 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/3110482228_ce095863cd_o.jpg

ssil2000
12-15-2008, 04:09 AM
great shot Cyberwlf!

ANP !!!
12-15-2008, 08:08 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_3079copy1024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 3.5-5.6 DX II ED VR

trackin951
12-15-2008, 11:52 PM
ANP that second shot is awesome! Love the colors and your sig in the same color!

Rooz
12-16-2008, 01:41 AM
guess what lens ? hmmmm......
50/1.4 sb400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/3113046970_6f00c90325_o.jpg

Cyberwlf
12-16-2008, 04:27 AM
I wouldve been interested to see how that last shot wouldve looked without the SB/flash being used, in terms of exposure.

Cyberwlf
12-16-2008, 04:39 AM
One more shot to share, considering im on a roll with the sharing on here thing these last few days :P
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/3110535616_15b30f0388_o.jpg

All three photos posted recently shot on D300+18-200VR (this and last image with no PP, 1st has unsharp mask applied only, no other adjustments!)

toriaj
12-16-2008, 07:32 AM
That's a gorgeous shot Rooz, I love the colors.

faisal
12-16-2008, 08:07 AM
beautiful shot Rooz....

Cyberwlf...what flowers are those???

swpars
12-16-2008, 08:20 AM
It's 19 degrees F here in Seattle, which is 30 degrees below what we're used to. Unreasonably cold. However, the skies are brilliant blue and the sun angle is low all day; great for shooting.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/3111777306_c5fd5ebf8c_b.jpg

JPEG from RAW+JPG Basic on D40 (I wish I could shoot RAW + JPEG Fine...have to upgrade camera).

dxrocnxj
12-16-2008, 12:48 PM
self portrait from this morning.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/3113444443_2f1e737521.jpg

the photo has notes if you go to my flickr and care to comment there :)

ANP !!!
12-16-2008, 01:28 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_3116-1copy1024x768.jpg

Rooz
12-16-2008, 01:30 PM
I wouldve been interested to see how that last shot wouldve looked without the SB/flash being used, in terms of exposure.

shithouse. lol

its a tad hot on Lucas' face here, sb900 would have worked better for that shot and it could be fixd in PP by toning it down, but i'm pretty lazy.

iso1250, f2.8, sb400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/3112215447_418a677ece_o.jpg

Tomcat
12-16-2008, 03:12 PM
It's 19 degrees F here in Seattle, which is 30 degrees below what we're used to. Unreasonably cold. However, the skies are brilliant blue and the sun angle is low all day; great for shooting.

That is cold for that area. When I lived there it was doing good to get down to 32f. I have never been in the Space Needle but I have been on that ferris wheel.

Visual Reality
12-16-2008, 03:20 PM
It dipped below 0 here (Nebraska) the last couple of days with windchills at -10F. Arctic blast from the northwest really brought that winter feeling.

Cyberwlf
12-16-2008, 10:29 PM
Cyberwlf...what flowers are those???
Not sure sorry. But i have a few different versions of the photo including one with a bee (but didn't use manual focus so didn't get a sharp focus on it). I can tell you it was taken in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland tho! :p

herc182
12-17-2008, 12:15 AM
shithouse. lol

its a tad hot on Lucas' face here, sb900 would have worked better for that shot and it could be fixd in PP by toning it down, but i'm pretty lazy.

iso1250, f2.8, sb400


Brilliant shot. His expression seems to say "another photo....hmfff"

herc182
12-17-2008, 12:18 AM
self portrait from this morning.


the photo has notes if you go to my flickr and care to comment there :)

Fantastic shot. I really like it. What PP did you do? I love the contrasty look you have on there.

dxrocnxj
12-17-2008, 01:10 AM
Fantastic shot. I really like it. What PP did you do? I love the contrasty look you have on there.

thanks herc!
anyways i spent a day or two searching for lightroom presets and came across that one. i really like it on a lot of my photos.

herc182
12-17-2008, 01:55 AM
thanks herc!
anyways i spent a day or two searching for lightroom presets and came across that one. i really like it on a lot of my photos.

what one is it? I really like it too!

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-18-2008, 03:07 AM
What no POTD in 25 hours and no comments to my shot on the non traditional christmas shot thread. Thats it I'm going to double post:D

Prospero
12-18-2008, 12:41 PM
Nice shot, DPR. Great colours.

Here's one of the few landscape shots I took the last month. The weather has been quite dull and rainy lately, so there were few opportunities to take landscape shots. This one is edited heavily, because I wanted to emphasize the atmosphere of the picture.

42756

Cyberwlf
12-18-2008, 07:40 PM
Nice dramatic colours/atmosphere in the sky there, although it does feel a bit oversharpened (ie due to the hard lines on the tree and one of clouds)

DPR - I like the face but the composition in terms of the position of hands makes me feel like its missing something, and the hand on the right hand side of the image in particular seems underexposed compared to the left

sarcazmo
12-18-2008, 09:19 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/3109892338_c2ef91ae85.jpg?v=0

About the only thing I think I remember about this pic is the aperture, which I believe is 8.0. First semi serious attempt at portrait work which explains the poor background. I've got a 50mm 1.8 on the way so that should make things more fun.

Taken with my D70 and kit lens. Merged 5 exposures together in Photomatix, then PPed in CS3.

More photos and stuff can be seen at my flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/sarcazmo)

K1W1
12-19-2008, 12:32 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/3103501093_4efc369110_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.333 sec (1/3)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200

ANP !!!
12-19-2008, 09:09 AM
Flickr Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3120930282/)
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_3529copy1024x768.jpg



Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX EDII VR

Visual Reality
12-19-2008, 12:03 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/3109892338_c2ef91ae85.jpg?v=0

About the only thing I think I remember about this pic is the aperture, which I believe is 8.0. First semi serious attempt at portrait work which explains the poor background. I've got a 50mm 1.8 on the way so that should make things more fun.

Taken with my D70 and kit lens. Merged 5 exposures together in Photomatix, then PPed in CS3.

More photos and stuff can be seen at my flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/sarcazmo)
Interesting, so you got him to sit still long enough for 5 exposures? That's impressive. Nonetheless, I doubt more than 3 was needed here but nice result.

Geoff Chandler
12-19-2008, 04:13 PM
Took a series of evening shots when Jak borrowed a Baritone Sax from
one of his bands - we took him and all his instrumensts - then had a play
with this one...

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-19-2008, 04:29 PM
DPR - I like the face but the composition in terms of the position of hands makes me feel like its missing something, and the hand on the right hand side of the image in particular seems underexposed compared to the left

Yes you're right, glad I dragged the comments out of you now:D

Seriously though you're absolutely right. An off cam flash to brighten up the tree at the back left would have helped. And she did insist on making tiger claws with no other contextual props.

Love your shot Prospero

ANP !!!
12-20-2008, 10:35 AM
Flickr Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3123311288/)
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_3481watermarked1024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX EDII VR

Aldor88
12-20-2008, 11:36 AM
Scary dog sarcazmo :o

Heres one from germany.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3123425346_de228ae8ce_b.jpg

JBO
12-20-2008, 04:18 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/20081221034acopy.jpg

from inside a bus....man i love that 50mm!

500mL
12-20-2008, 06:29 PM
My latest addition. It was too cold to be outside and very crappy, so I took pics of our Christmas tree ornament. All shots were straights from the camera and just added sharpening and my new logo at the bottom for both.
C&C are always welcome :D
Cheers!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3124189976_731aa7e168.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/3124189744_7c5bbc04fb.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-20-2008, 08:35 PM
Really like that last one 500ml. Can't put my finger on exactly what it is but something makes it great to me.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-20-2008, 09:58 PM
Yes the 16-85 wide open again. 35mm f/4.5 Unshapened or messed with apart from resizing down from Raw.

K1W1
12-20-2008, 11:09 PM
If it's summer in Australia it's backyard Cricket time.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/3124648196_d2b43fba3e_b.jpg

Rooz
12-21-2008, 01:38 AM
Scary dog sarcazmo :o

Heres one from germany.


love this shot. the DR of it is superb.




from inside a bus....man i love that 50mm!

great idea JBO !


My latest addition. It was too cold to be outside and very crappy, so I took pics of our Christmas tree ornament. All shots were straights from the camera and just added sharpening and my new logo at the bottom for both.
C&C are always welcome :D
Cheers!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/3124189744_7c5bbc04fb.jpg

nice xmas shot. i think the first is a little boring in composition. this one has the contxt of the tree and the lights. much more interesting imo.


Yes the 16-85 wide open again. 35mm f/4.5 Unshapened or messed with apart from resizing down from Raw.

looks great buddy. i take it you;re happy with it now ?
btw: you could have used around iso800 or even 1000 for that one to balance the flash a little better.


If it's summer in Australia it's backyard Cricket time.



brought a smile to my face. very fond memories. :)

Fiasco
12-21-2008, 08:47 PM
ANP; nice sky shot!

500ml Lovely shots, I would love to see the whole tree... :)

nsjuice
12-21-2008, 09:02 PM
Finally my first picture post in this thread..

I knew one of these days, i'd get the chance to do so.. whether Canon or Nikon forum..

but be as it may, it's quite sad because.. I havnt had the chance to go out (bad weather), and i'm still learning the camera.

Nonetheless, here's my not so exciting picture (background proves it) of the lens cap (that will be replaced).

Set at Fine/Small
1/3 F3
ISO 500
15mm




http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o189/nsjooce/DSC_0722.jpg

K1W1
12-21-2008, 09:12 PM
So, what brand of lens did you use for the shot? :D:D:D

Rooz
12-22-2008, 02:50 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3127199939_ec13d33084_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/3127199377_8343849a52_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/3127198615_b12475cf5d_o.jpg

K1W1
12-22-2008, 03:36 AM
Yeah right.
Come clean and tell us that they are all dead just to make us feel better. :D

Rooz
12-22-2008, 04:04 AM
Yeah right.
Come clean and tell us that they are all dead just to make us feel better. :D

OMG !! look out its a flying corpse !!!!!!!! :eek: :p :D

300/4 @ 5.6
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/3127307267_b52a1eb2e4_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-22-2008, 04:58 AM
You 2 (K1W1&Rooz) conspired for that right?

Awesome DOF Rooz - bugger.

Nice to see you posting and using the toys NSJuice.

eddie_dane
12-22-2008, 05:20 AM
my first pic-o-the-day subission from a recent party. I love my d700

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3124085304_ef1346f7b2.jpg

500mL
12-22-2008, 08:32 AM
DPR, Rooz, Fiasco - thanks for the input :D

I think you're right. The first one was too boring since it was a lonely star. But the 2nd one with the xmas lights as a background pops the subject even more.

Fiasco, I have a shot of the full xmas tree. I'll try and post it up sometime later today.

Rooz, awesome panning! I haven't had much luck capturing those suckers in Central Park. Hopefully when spring comes, a gazillion of them will start swarming the pond area again.

ANP !!!
12-22-2008, 10:36 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_3703copy1024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX EDII VR

Dust Bowl Refugee
12-22-2008, 10:42 AM
my first pic-o-the-day subission from a recent party. I love my d700

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3124085304_ef1346f7b2.jpg

I really like this one. Conjures up atmosphere

N.C.F.
12-22-2008, 01:37 PM
I just recently upgraded to a D90 (Merry Christmas me!), and have ton of Photography equipment on the list to come from other people. Can't wait to dive into doing photography more next year, as i've made it a goal to really improve.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3129192707_d921c516a5_o.jpg

Updated the image with some recommendations from K1W1. Also, Color Profiles turned on in Firefox makes things look so much better.

K1W1
12-22-2008, 01:51 PM
Try rotating the image slightly anti clockwise so that the tower is vertical.

ANP !!!
12-23-2008, 10:45 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_3745-3copy1024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX EDII VR

K1W1
12-23-2008, 11:06 PM
Something is happening. I'm sure I will remember soon enough. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/3132880428_a54fba588a_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/3132058615_d93d90d1ae_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-23-2008, 11:09 PM
Soemthings happening? How about two CFS volunteers are asleep on their truck:D

nsjuice
12-23-2008, 11:23 PM
That's a lot of trees! beautiful.

nsjuice
12-23-2008, 11:26 PM
I really like this one. Conjures up atmosphere

INdeed!

Feels ... Bob dylan-y

THe vest perhaps. :)

Love the quality in that shot.

Benjamin2007
12-24-2008, 12:20 AM
Most of the photos in this thread are awesome :cool:
What follows is simply one of my favourite photos from the first shoot that I've done with two new lenses, the Nikkor 18-105VR & the 70-300VR :D.
(Had to pick something to break the ice here :))

Bradley's Head (the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will start just to the east of this point on Boxing Day), two seagulls, and a water-taxi:
42954
D80, 70-300VR at 300mm, manual exposure, 1/250sec, f/13, ISO400, VR off (forgot to turn it on :o)

cheers,

XaiLo
12-24-2008, 01:20 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/12_dec/DSC_6842_fog.jpg



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/12_dec/DSC_6858_fog.jpg

Rooz
12-24-2008, 02:14 AM
using my xmas present a little early. 16-85VR.
16mm, f3.5, 1/20s, iso3200. SOOC.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/3132230597_ebf0b3998a_o.jpg

K1W1
12-24-2008, 02:37 AM
Hands up all those who just deleted one of their own posts. :D:D

Neat I say! :D:D

(and I'm stone cols sober so I know that it was there)

faisal
12-24-2008, 03:37 AM
Xailo....I like that second shot of yours....

Rooz....I love his facial expression...1/20s...isn't VR great... ;)

XaiLo
12-24-2008, 08:05 AM
Thanks faisal. :)

ANP !!!
12-24-2008, 11:02 AM
Flickr Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3133930538/)
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_37681024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: 0 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX EDII VR

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-24-2008, 07:59 PM
(and I'm stone cols sober...)

So sober Christmas eve that the typing is starting to slur:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-24-2008, 08:00 PM
using my xmas present a little early. 16-85VR.[/IMG]

So you test drove it and decided you liked it enough?

Rooz
12-25-2008, 01:25 AM
So you test drove it and decided you liked it enough?

yeah, i;ve used it a few times and always liked it. its sharp, its small, its got VR, its AFS, its light, has great wide angle and a decent enuf tele end. perfect for what i needed it for which is the "chuck-around" lens.

i'm pretty happy with it really, (except i think its over priced).

LBGChris
12-25-2008, 01:33 AM
Hey guys! Haven't posted much lately, but I just purchased some new camera equipment which is on the way, so I guess I'm motivated to post this one. haha.

craigyc
12-25-2008, 01:54 AM
Sweet pic LBGChris! So sharp!

Merry Xmas everyone! I just got back from Canada this morning and as i havn't posted in here in so long i thought id post one today! got loads more to follow!

One of my 1st attempts at panning! was tricky business and lots of shots didn't come out!

This is basically a RAW just converted to JPEG in Lightroom. Im sure with better white balance and editting it would have alot more pop!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/3134413543_e373584c27.jpg

Aldor88
12-25-2008, 07:49 AM
Hey guys! Haven't posted much lately, but I just purchased some new camera equipment which is on the way, so I guess I'm motivated to post this one. haha.

Nicely done!

XaiLo
12-25-2008, 12:25 PM
using my xmas present a little early. 16-85VR.
16mm, f3.5, 1/20s, iso3200. SOOC.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/3132230597_ebf0b3998a_o.jpg

Hey Rooz, is this shoot using the same light source as the 50mm shots?

ANP !!!
12-25-2008, 12:51 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_37231024x768.jpg
Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX EDII VR

TNB
12-25-2008, 01:24 PM
Just stopped in to wish everyone a Happy Holiday.

Also, here is one of the photos I took this past Saturday at Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas. Not really that much of an unusual photo except it hardly ever snows around here in Vegas. City traffic was a mess as some people just left their vehicles--which had to then be towed so the rest of the vehicles could continue on their merry way.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-25-2008, 01:59 PM
Love the colours in the rocks TNB.

jcon
12-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Good to see you TNB, Happy Holidays!