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Rooz
12-25-2008, 03:56 PM
Hey Rooz, is this shoot using the same light source as the 50mm shots?

no, this shot is indoors in pretty dark conditions.

LBGChris
12-25-2008, 07:48 PM
Tonight's table setting

Classic96
12-25-2008, 08:13 PM
Photo of my step-daughter from today, playing with her brothers toy car. Lit by one SB-800 on camera bounced on ceiling and another SB-800 in a new Lumiquest softbox III set off to the side. Fired via CLS manual.

http://www.stillframesbynick.com/photos/442819777_VXMwo-L.jpg

Rooz
12-26-2008, 01:12 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.

great shot chris. shame you didnt aim a bit lower though.



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

absolutely fascinating. i love your view of the world. great shot.

here's Lara trying to convince Lucas that Santa, (my brother in law), aint THAT scary. it didnt work. he hates santa ! lmao

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/442938929_cb5NR-XL.jpg

XaiLo
12-26-2008, 01:27 AM
Thanks Rooz.


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/12_dec/desmond2.jpg


I'll drink to that :D

herc182
12-26-2008, 02:15 AM
Two from the festivities yesterday. Used my new 60mm at f2.8. No PP only made them black and white on Lightroom

43018
43017

Rooz
12-26-2008, 02:27 AM
lucas and his favourite xmas present.
http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/442956044_jnr4Q-XL.jpg

herc182
12-26-2008, 02:45 AM
lucas and his favourite xmas present.
http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/442956044_jnr4Q-XL.jpg

Christ that is sharp!

Rooz
12-26-2008, 03:03 AM
14-24 baby !! lol
had to give the 50mm a rest, i thought it was gonna explode !!! lol

ANP !!!
12-26-2008, 04:04 AM
absolutely fascinating. i love your view of the world. great shot.

here's Lara trying to convince Lucas that Santa, (my brother in law), aint THAT scary. it didnt work. he hates santa ! lmao



Thanks man, I like to capture subjects most photographers tend to ignore, or think they are not worth it, Like the weed and cloud shots.

Btw that's a cute picture.

herc182
12-26-2008, 05:40 AM
14-24 baby !! lol
had to give the 50mm a rest, i thought it was gonna explode !!! lol

Hmm...I certainly dont want to get any ideas with that lens...I have already bought one I could not afford! Next stop, D3x...no damn it, no...

ANP !!!
12-26-2008, 12:30 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_2411-31024x768.jpg

Visual Reality
12-26-2008, 02:16 PM
Hmm...I certainly dont want to get any ideas with that lens...I have already bought one I could not afford! Next stop, D3x...no damn it, no...
You certainly don't need it...D90 or D300 but D3x? There is a very very very small market for that kind of gear and I just don't think it will make your life $8,000 better...but that's just my .02.

tizeye
12-26-2008, 04:20 PM
A little outting today
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/ibhim/Swan2.jpg

LBGChris
12-26-2008, 05:35 PM
Time for a little Marvin Gaye....

Rooz
12-26-2008, 05:56 PM
stroll in da park.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/3139263773_4181297217_o.jpg

ANP !!!
12-26-2008, 07:17 PM
Sweet pic Rooz.

TNB
12-26-2008, 07:45 PM
Primate porn. LOL.

Here's another photo I took last week when I was chasing the local snow.

XaiLo
12-26-2008, 09:29 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2008/12_dec/DSC_7521cooper.jpg

Very nice capture Rooz.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 12:35 AM
Wonderful scene, dodgily lit.

SB600 into ceiling + on cam flash. 16-85VR, dodged and sharpened.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 12:46 AM
And since I haven't posted a pic for a while here's a 2nd.

Rooz
12-27-2008, 02:15 AM
Here's another photo I took last week when I was chasing the local snow.

thats bizarre. looks surreal. wtf is it ?

herc182
12-27-2008, 02:33 AM
Primate porn. LOL.

Here's another photo I took last week when I was chasing the local snow.

:eek:Mouth Open:eek:

Stunning

What dam is it?

K1W1
12-27-2008, 03:03 AM
thats bizarre. looks surreal. wtf is it ?

Looks like an aerial shot of Hoover Dam to me.

n9nf
12-27-2008, 05:07 AM
Its been so long since I've posted pix here.
This pix was taken 10th DEC. Its bout to rain when I saw this
kid standing lookin at me while Im takin pictures by the beach.
And from this picture, its the first time I did PP HDR way.
Hope you all like it. As per norm, CC are welcome ... thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/3099012023_551b2bf498_o.jpg

ssil2000
12-27-2008, 05:10 AM
Its been so long since I've posted pix here.
This pix was taken 10th DEC. Its bout to rain when I saw this
kid standing lookin at me while Im takin pictures by the beach.
And from this picture, its the first time I did PP HDR way.
Hope you all like it. As per norm, CC are welcome ... thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/3099012023_551b2bf498_o.jpg

stunning! great use of HDR, one of the best shots i have seen in a while.

Visual Reality
12-27-2008, 05:22 AM
n9nf, how do you like the Tamron 17-50?

Visual Reality
12-27-2008, 05:24 AM
thats bizarre. looks surreal. wtf is it ?
EXIF says Hoover Dam. Pretty sweet pic IMO.

n9nf
12-27-2008, 05:50 AM
n9nf, how do you like the Tamron 17-50?

Hey Visual - Frist, its f/2.8. Able to take nice bokeh. Second - preaty fast on the AF but at night, its kindda slow in pickin up. Third - Cheap. To compare to Nikon DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED. ITS FREAKIN XPENSIVE !! Hopefully, I will get my hands on this one. But time will tell ... :(
Fourth - this one is the down side. White balance wise, it moves a tad bit of
orange side. But this can corrected using Adobe Aperture S/W. All in all
lovin it. Even though I need to play with the W/B on my D80. To me its not an issue. I took it as a learning process ... just my 2 cents. :D

Last few weeks, went to KL, Malaysia for a short trip.
I've been usin Tamron 17-50 f2.8. throughout my stay. Shall post 'em later. ;)

n9nf
12-27-2008, 05:52 AM
stunning! great use of HDR, one of the best shots i have seen in a while.

Thanks ssil2000. I tot its way too much on PP ... :D

Visual Reality
12-27-2008, 05:56 AM
Hey Visual - Frist, its f/2.8. Able to take nice bokeh. Second - preaty fast on the AF but at night, its kindda slow in pickin up. Third - Cheap. To compare to Nikon DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED. ITS FREAKIN XPENSIVE !! Hopefully, I will get my hands on this one. But time will tell ... :(
Fourth - this one is the down side. White balance wise, it moves a tad bit of
orange side. But this can corrected using Adobe Aperture S/W. All in all
lovin it. Even though I need to play with the W/B on my D80. To me its not an issue. I took it as a learning process ... just my 2 cents. :D

Last few weeks, went to KL, Malaysia for a short trip.
I've been usin Tamron 17-50 f2.8. throughout my stay. Shall post 'em later. ;)
I haven't had WB problems, but I use Lightroom 2.2 so every shot is tweaked.

There are really only 2 obvious shortcomings in this lens:

1. Soft at f/2.8
2. Slow AF in low-light

Otherwise its very good at f/4 and beyond and the focal range is great. Photozone really doesn't give the Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 a good review but I've seen excellent results from it (see user esoterra), here (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/). Most of his shots from last year used that lens, I believe he recently upgraded to the D700 + 24-70.

n9nf
12-27-2008, 06:10 AM
I haven't had WB problems, but I use Lightroom 2.2 so every shot is tweaked.



opss .. my bad. Yes its Lightroom. Oh yes! spot on. at f4 < gives stunnin pictures.

n9nf
12-27-2008, 06:30 AM
Most of his shots from last year used that lens, I believe he recently upgraded to the D700 + 24-70.


Darn !! .. nice landscape. Eventhuogh its just an ED, it still gives an Xcelent result.

dxrocnxj
12-27-2008, 08:22 AM
this is me and my girlfriend in new york city yesterday.
i dont know if everyone knows but i moved to florida and she stayed in nj.
it was reallly nice to see her this holiday season.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/3139824135_4ab9564167.jpg

TNB
12-27-2008, 10:42 AM
Looks like an aerial shot of Hoover Dam to me.
It is. I took the photo using the 17-55mm out of a helicopter. Here is another view of the same dam, trying my hand at HDR. In this particular photo, I sort of increased the "toon" look over a couple of other photos I've been playing with recently.

Well gotta run and go take photos at the Neon Boneyard--a bunch of retired signs--with some local Flickr members.

*NOTE: This photo looked much better on Flickr and even better on my computer! To me, it looks really "fuzzy" on this website when I uploaded it.

K1W1
12-27-2008, 01:50 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/3141082754_b5c94e9ede_b.jpg

domenic
12-27-2008, 02:55 PM
Hey Merry Christmas guys, Hope you all got the new toys you wanted off santa.
We went out for the day yesterday, Not sure on the detail on this, taken with my kit lens.

CC please

Cheers

Dom

Geoff Chandler
12-27-2008, 04:06 PM
Wonderful scene, dodgily lit.

SB600 into ceiling + on cam flash. 16-85VR, dodged and sharpened.

I have just started to play with my SB600, I am slowly getting to grips with it
looks like you have the combination nailed - when I tried it I had all sorts of ghastly shadows
Any pointers....?

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 07:44 PM
I have just started to play with my SB600, I am slowly getting to grips with it
looks like you have the combination nailed - when I tried it I had all sorts of ghastly shadows
Any pointers....?

I haven't yet learnt to rubber band a white coloured bit of cardboard behind the flash to throw a bit of light forward. That's my next step.

I had the SB600 about 2 metres (6 feet) away to my side pointing upwards at the white roof but not 90 deg, just a bit less than 90 (the flash doesn't lock into position at the angle I use).

I simply had the on cam flash firing forwards at the same time.

From memory I wanted more ambient light to capture the tree so I used a wide apperture. The 16-85 is pretty sharp wide open so I could do that.

My daughters face was pretty dark and the tree was blackish so I used photoshop to lighten both of them a bit.

No real secrets, I don't know if I made the right decisions but that was my thinking.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 07:50 PM
Its bout to rain when I saw this
kid standing lookin at me while Im takin pictures by the beach.
And from this picture, its the first time I did PP HDR way.
Hope you all like it.

Thats a corker of a shot. Congrats.

Geoff Chandler
12-27-2008, 08:00 PM
DPR - I was just wondering about camera settings for the 2 flashes

I am somewhat a begginer with this flash gun but I have not ever dabbled a great deal with flash anyway. I like the idea of using the camera flash as a front fill and the SB600 to light the ceiling.

(Also - as you know I am considering getting that lens - so you will understand my interest in the photo)

Tomcat
12-27-2008, 08:51 PM
This is my family Christmas morning. From left to right. My step-daughter, my daughter, my son and my wife.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Seasonal/DSC_1518.jpg
VR 18-55, FL 18mm, ISO 200, 1/60s, f/4, Auto, SB 800

mugsisme
12-27-2008, 09:03 PM
Chanukah on Ice ... they brought 3 long tables onto the ice, and everyone got to light a menorah. There was also a huge ice menorah, but dopey me forgot to take a picture of it. This is the rabbi taking one of the tables off the ice.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/3129344706_a255de2d17.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 09:25 PM
28mm
F/7.1
Manual
1/30 sec
Iso 640
0 EV spot metered probably on my boys shirt

Commander mode, On board flash 0EV, "group A" (1*lonely SB600) 0EV just forwards of vertical into the ceiling.

I was wrong earlier when I suggested it was wide open, in hindsight if I could do it again I'd open it up more. I took variants on the shot (most were wide open) but this was the one with best composition.

Camerajunkie
12-27-2008, 10:06 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/3141082754_b5c94e9ede_b.jpg

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. Swept me in and then I felt all calm. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 10:52 PM
Funny how after getting 2 images that mean something for you, you can feel that an $800 lens has paid for itself. Here's the 2nd image that I love. I feel even with buying this lens now. How crazy is that.

It's my youngest son, severley disabled and so can't smile for the cam. Here's his Christmas day smile when getting his pressies. Pressie donated by a charity.

Hope I've not lost too much internet anonimity with this post.

Edit, the arm from the red t-shit is his 6 yo brother helping him hold and play the toy.

Rooz
12-27-2008, 11:36 PM
who cares about the anonimity ? that photo is what we actually buy stuff for. its a moment that will always be there for you to look at and smile. beautiful catch mate.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-27-2008, 11:45 PM
Thanks Rooz.
Brought a tear to my eye typing. That shot is gold to me. If I had to trade $400 for that shot it'd be a no brainer - I'd buy the shot in a heartbeat.

faisal
12-28-2008, 12:05 AM
Ditto to Rooz......

My girlfriend has an autistic brother....I remember putting a smile on her face when I captured 40 pretty decent shots of him at his school event...makes me glad that I'm shutter happy freak!!! :)

domenic
12-28-2008, 12:26 AM
Know what you mean guys, I have a few shots of family that I have taken and they are worth a million times over what I have paid for my modest little D40.

I would love to have bigger better camera like a D700, one of the guys from work has a D3, Wipe your mouths I can see you all drooling! lol

For me though there does come a point where I can't rationally justify buying a new body or that next lens. I think you have to have a balanced aproach in life, there are many needs that come before our hobbies and pleasures. Could I justify spending $1000 on a new macro lens, when my young sister is in need of a new brace, or my girlfriend is struggling to pay for her physio, No I can't.

I guess we are on playing around the fringes of ethics and philosophy here. The soloution .... Win the lotto of course!!!! :)

Dom

n9nf
12-28-2008, 12:36 AM
Thats a corker of a shot. Congrats.

thanks DPR.
Your shots are remarkable too ...

Oh yea! ... that shot of your boy, its GOLD. Thats the reason Y cameras are made for.

N.C.F.
12-28-2008, 12:36 AM
Trying to keep up with my picture a day philosophy. Getting hard.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/3142039959_6564dd3893_o.jpg

TNB
12-28-2008, 01:12 AM
Someone with a Canon tried to take my photo today, so I fired back!

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-28-2008, 01:36 AM
Love that shot TNB. The sun just cresting the lens hood is fantastic and to see Nikon reflected in the lens. Cool.

I didn't mean to sound like I'm alone out there as it were. I know almost everyone has some form of "hardship" fellas. I'm seriously just glad to have that shot and probably wouldn't have posted the extra info if I wasn't drinking all arvo.

Edit. Thinking this post a bit more carefully now.
Appreciate your sentiments in the spirit in which the'yre intended. Some photos are emotionally gold for us. I guess that's what drives me and presumably many of you to capture these fleeting moments in time.

It's good to have a little backstory and know that other people are complete individuals and not just a collection of photos.

K1W1
12-28-2008, 01:43 AM
I haven't yet learnt to rubber band a white coloured bit of cardboard behind the flash to throw a bit of light forward. That's my next step.

That is what business cards were invented for isn't it?

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-28-2008, 01:48 AM
Thanks K1W1, good tip - I'll do that now.

K1W1
12-28-2008, 03:09 AM
I spotted some locals enjoying a bit of sunshine on my motorcycle ride yesterday. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/3142251186_398b5b6af8_b.jpg

K1W1
12-28-2008, 03:11 AM
Thanks K1W1, good tip - I'll do that now.

Be careful. You will start to look like a Pro if you do. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/84/244330211_4ed4aba975.jpg

ANP !!!
12-28-2008, 12:27 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3145051312_e2f6b4151d.jpg?v=0

Geoff Chandler
12-28-2008, 02:59 PM
Funny how after getting 2 images that mean something for you, you can feel that an $800 lens has paid for itself. Here's the 2nd image that I love. I feel even with buying this lens now. How crazy is that.

It's my youngest son, severley disabled and so can't smile for the cam. Here's his Christmas day smile when getting his pressies. Pressie donated by a charity.

Hope I've not lost too much internet anonimity with this post.

Edit, the arm from the red t-shit is his 6 yo brother helping him hold and play the toy.
I am realling loving this photo on so many levels!!
A real gem - so nice to have that smile captured
& Yes it does justify getting a good bit of equipment
Superb!!:)

K1W1
12-28-2008, 04:16 PM
A quick and nasty panorama. Lunch time Day 3 at the MCG

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3145685194_9d0d611454_b.jpg

yesterdays benign pitch seems to have developed demons overnight with both Australian openers out in the first half hour this morning. :)

(Note to self: fix the CA at some stage)

jcon
12-28-2008, 04:41 PM
AMAZING, K1W1! I know you said its a quick pan, but the only thing I see wrong with it is the stitching in the sky and a slight darker exposure on the middle picture, which is easy to fix... Id love to see the full sized version.

K1W1
12-28-2008, 04:44 PM
AMAZING, K1W1! I know you said its a quick pan, but the only thing I see wrong with it is the stitching in the sky and a slight darker exposure on the middle picture, which is easy to fix... Id love to see the full sized version.

Thanks.

Try this link (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3145685194_7ebc002291_o.jpg). Warning, it's 6000 x 1500.

jcon
12-28-2008, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the link... gotta love 12meg connections! LOL


That looks very very clean on my 24 inch WS monitor... I think you should print that and frame it for the wall, in a large print!

tfa8rva
12-28-2008, 07:01 PM
Here's a pic from the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Va.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3142852821_82b1d29da1_o.jpg

XaiLo
12-28-2008, 07:54 PM
That's Cool tfa8rva.

Rooz
12-28-2008, 08:15 PM
A quick and nasty panorama. Lunch time Day 3 at the MCG

(Note to self: fix the CA at some stage)

nice shot mate.


Here's a pic from the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Va.



bloody outstanding. seriously, that is so good.

toriaj
12-28-2008, 08:23 PM
My favorite shot from today's flash portrait practice, and of course, one of my eyes is OOF ... I quickly turned up the aperture to f/11 and didn't have any more trouble with that. I'd love any C&C, I asked some questions in my other thread here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42512).

55mm, f/7.1, 1/30 sec., ISO 800, SB-600 on-camera at 1/64 pointed into umbrella
43151

tfa8rva
12-28-2008, 10:03 PM
XaiLo and Rooz...Thanks for the comments. It's a big glass wall with names etched into it, and I've been wanting to try the shot for awhile.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-29-2008, 12:57 AM
Christmas day, guess what he asked Santa for?

Rooz
12-29-2008, 01:17 AM
lounging around in the "pool" yesterday.

Aldor88
12-29-2008, 11:31 AM
I want a pool too :<

Heres one from last week.(Germany)
http://photos.jpgmag.com/1359442_138846_4732c2bd2f_p.jpg

trackin951
12-29-2008, 01:21 PM
Here is a nice xmas shot. She is very adorable. 35mm f/2 at work.
iso 500 :( woops
f/ 2.8
ss 1/60th
SB800 bounced off ceiling

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/3148684212_a66cf38f9d_b.jpg

ANP !!!
12-29-2008, 01:43 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/3145051306_d461991868.jpg?v=0

ISO200
1/160
f/6.3
55mm

BulkHedd
12-29-2008, 02:18 PM
I'm new and still learning. I just got the new f/1.4G 50mm lens and that razor-thin DOF is tricky. Anyway, here's one I took of my niece on Christmas Eve:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/3148820202_a6e23b8327_b.jpg

JTL
12-29-2008, 02:19 PM
Playin' 'round in PSP...

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/445019978_4ZrWj-L.jpg

JTL
12-29-2008, 02:31 PM
lounging around in the "pool" yesterday.While the colors are great, it's not like you to post a shot of nothing...so I feel compelled to point it out. :)

Personally, I feel that shots of nothing are lower than the secretions left by slugs as they inch their way toward death by being crushed under the wheels of a toy tricycle, driven by a small child who has yet to learn that slugs even exist. ;):D:p

Go out and shoot something...that shot is an appalling waste of talent and gear and most assuredly calls your judgment into question for even posting it! :D

Geoff Chandler
12-29-2008, 03:06 PM
~Here's a picture of 'something'
Out for a pre christmas walk in Hampton Court area, after
walking down the river a bit we strolled around the back streets
I spotted this at dusk - it was getting pretty dark so it was a bit
of a shoot and hope shot as we were walking and I only paused
to shoot it!
Experience with my D80 tells me it shoots redder than expected
for a given White balance - so Cloudy is usefull for blue evening or
cloudy shots - that's 6000K - but I find it is always way too red
This shot was blue dusk - getting quite dark - but I resisted going
too red in order to retain the character of the evening
This was 5600K manual
ISO640, 40mm @ 15th sec F4.5 Tamron 28 - 200
resized but pretty much untampered with.

toriaj
12-29-2008, 04:29 PM
In defense of Rooz's shot, I enjoyed it. Such beautiful, yet natural-looking colors, the weather and greenery are a nice counterpoint to what I've been seeing lately! Thanks for posting it Rooz.

Camerajunkie
12-29-2008, 04:32 PM
I have that pool. But it's not up and out right now.

Though it was 64 degrees today....

Rooz
12-29-2008, 04:33 PM
While the colors are great, it's not like you to post a shot of nothing...so I feel compelled to point it out. :)

Personally, I feel that shots of nothing are lower than the secretions left by slugs as they inch their way toward death by being crushed under the wheels of a toy tricycle, driven by a small child who has yet to learn that slugs even exist. ;):D:p

Go out and shoot something...that shot is an appalling waste of talent and gear and most assuredly calls your judgment into question for even posting it! :D

lmfaooooo
man that made me laugh. :D:D:D

K1W1
12-29-2008, 11:49 PM
While the colors are great, it's not like you to post a shot of nothing...so I feel compelled to point it out. :)

I'm not sure which picture you are looking at but in Rooz's shot I can see sky and clouds, trees, a pool fence, an umbrella, the edge of a pool and an anti bug flare (which he obviously does not know how to use). You must be seeing a black space to be seeing "nothing".
Maybe your monitor needs adjusting.


:D:D:D

Rooz
12-30-2008, 12:51 AM
Nikon D90
Tamron 90mm f2.8
sb800 on-cam fill

1/200s f8 iso400

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/3149448265_00c833287a_o.jpg

Miami_Sunset
12-30-2008, 01:00 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.

how did you get it so clear.. did you use a tripod ?

LBGChris
12-30-2008, 01:46 AM
No I just poked my 300mm lens through the bars and rested it on a bar to stabilize the camera and then zoomed to 300mm and zoomed out just a little bit, and focused and shot. Kinda f'ed up the ISO... but other than that I felt like it turned out pretty well.

Thanks a lot!

And Rooz. That's a beautiful shot man. No one does it like you. The national geographic neeeeeeeeeeeeds you. haha

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-30-2008, 02:01 AM
Great Tiger.
I'd like to see the background masked and then selectively blurred to eliminate the noise.

Great shot, worth a little work.

Great wasps Rooz,
I recognise that body posture on the middle one- it means I'm about to take off and try and jab you! Love those eggs.

ssil2000
12-30-2008, 02:08 AM
Nikon D90
Tamron 90mm f2.8
sb800 on-cam fill

1/200s f8 iso400

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/3149448265_00c833287a_o.jpg

tamron 90???????????

Rooz
12-30-2008, 02:25 AM
and what else do you notice in the exif my perceptive young detective ? lol

Rooz
12-30-2008, 02:26 AM
Playin' 'round in PSP...

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/445019978_4ZrWj-L.jpg

is that a preset or is it something you just made up as you went along ? care to share ? :)

K1W1
12-30-2008, 02:32 AM
and what else do you notice in the exif my perceptive young detective ? lol


Elementary D90

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-30-2008, 02:39 AM
Did you get the 16-85 with a D90 for your wife? Suspicious.

There is a link somewhere to right click firefox to read exif. I googled the wrong one and can't get all the exif I want. Does someone have the correct link handy. Don't go to any trouble over my ineptitude though.

Rooz
12-30-2008, 02:52 AM
lol yes its a d90, no its not mine.
click on flickr page mate. which reminds me...why the hell dont you have a flickr site ?

K1W1
12-30-2008, 02:55 AM
which reminds me...why the hell dont you have a flickr site ?

That is a very good question I have been meaning to ask him. I mean if Lucas can have his own SmugMug site why can't DPR have a Flickr site?

Why?

Prospero
12-30-2008, 02:58 AM
Nikon D90
Tamron 90mm f2.8
sb800 on-cam fill

1/200s f8 iso400



Rooz, brilliant shot. Of all the wasp shots you have posted, I think this is the one I like best.

K1W1
12-30-2008, 02:58 AM
DI googled the wrong one and can't get all the exif I want. Does someone have the correct link handy.


Link here. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3905)

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-30-2008, 02:59 AM
which reminds me...why the hell dont you have a flickr site ?

Err because I've gotten so used to bombarding this thread with my shots and comments. Now that I've got a job I seriously couldn't bombard here and do justice to Flickr.

Rooz
12-30-2008, 03:00 AM
Rooz, brilliant shot. Of all the wasp shots you have posted, I think this is the one I like best.

thanks mate. :) and to think i didnt need any fancy VR lens', camera bodies or gazillion strobes. lol :eek:

K1W1
12-30-2008, 03:02 AM
Err because I've gotten so used to bombarding this thread with my shots and comments. Now that I've got a job I seriously couldn't bombard here and do justice to Flickr.

And when a hard drive at home shits itself and one will one day where will all the very precious photos that you were "meaning to back up" be?

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-30-2008, 03:03 AM
Thanks K1W1 but I still get the same thing. This comes up when I right click Rooz' wasps.

I've got 13,000 jpeg and mostly raw shots (in under 12 months) stored as duplicates across 3 drives and umpteen DVD disks on and off site. I don't think my data allowance could cope with putting them up to the ether also without making unacceptable cuts in my downloading. Yeah I know it's a stupid number of shots but I tend to spray and pray unfortunately.

Oh and do I need to run "adaware" now I've installed your link.:D

domenic
12-30-2008, 03:13 AM
Hi Guys,
A few shots that I took a few days ago.

CC appreciated

Regards

Dom

Rooz
12-30-2008, 03:20 AM
Thanks K1W1 but I still get the same thing. This comes up when I right click Rooz' wasps.

I've got 13,000 jpeg and mostly raw shots (in under 12 months) stored as duplicates across 3 drives and umpteen DVD disks on and off site. I don't think my data allowance could cope with putting them up to the ether also without making unacceptable cuts in my downloading. Yeah I know it's a stupid number of shots but I tend to spray and pray unfortunately.

Oh and do I need to run "adaware" now I've installed your link.:D

on the far right click the button that says "display exif"

K1W1
12-30-2008, 03:34 AM
DPR if you have installed the viewer correctly it should simply be an extension in Firefox.
You should have "Exif Viewer" at the bottom of the Tools menu and when you right click on any jpeg image displayed in Firefox you should have an option "View Exif Data" in the menu that appears. Select that option.

K1W1
12-30-2008, 03:36 AM
I don't think my data allowance could cope with putting them up to the ether also without making unacceptable cuts in my downloading.

What sort of el cheapo ISP are you using?
Many don't include uploads in the data allowance and you should have an allowance of GB's per month anyway unless you are on some dodgy deal.

And please don't say you are using Bigpond.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-30-2008, 03:38 AM
Yeah I'm feeling stupid now fellas. All working according to plan. Thanks.

Changing topic -
Dom lovelly photos, no 2 sure is sharp with lovely colours.
Nice seeing you've changed your location in your sig too. That used to confuse the heck out of me seeing Australian scenery and listing a UK address.

ssil2000
12-30-2008, 03:46 AM
yea dpr, please dont say you are using bigpond!

i'm with internode, no upload caps

domenic
12-30-2008, 03:54 AM
Thanks for the compliment,
Yea I had to change it after causing confusion with a couple of you guys.
Australia is a photographers dream, so much widlife and colour to photograph.

I feel very privilaged to be here and be able to photograph these beautiful colourful things.

Dom

JTL
12-30-2008, 09:17 AM
is that a preset or is it something you just made up as you went along ? care to share ? :)I would love to share. :)

It's both. First I took the original color image and converted it to a color negative image...a one step pre-set process in PSP. Then, I applied the film-look "frame" which I picked from a menu of frame choices...click it and it's applied (you can apply it as a separate layer or to the same layer...I always use layers when given the choice). But, the frame was made up of varying shades of gray, so I selectively replaced the gray using the "Color Replacer" tool with the black and brown to give it more of a color negative film look. Then I saved the whole thing as a merged jpeg file. From start to finish in about a minute.

I wish had more time to play...you can really do so many fun things with PhotoShop and PSP...but there's so little time for fun...:(

toriaj
12-30-2008, 09:59 AM
What an incredible shot Rooz. Did you add the vignetting or is that natural?
edit: I just looked at it on your flickr, I don't know why you added it either :p I'm not usually a fan of vignetting. At least when it's obvious. But this is a really good shot.

Gintaras
12-30-2008, 10:59 AM
stunning! great use of HDR, one of the best shots i have seen in a while.

I second, great image

Geoff Chandler
12-30-2008, 12:03 PM
and what else do you notice in the exif my perceptive young detective ? lol

I admit defeat - as far as my comment was concerned it was only an observation about what I saw printed in front of me - I have no idea how I would see your exif - I suppose save the image to a hard drive and open it with a program that can show exif data...
So - do you own a 90mm Tammie or not??

LBGChris
12-30-2008, 12:09 PM
Amazing shots guys! Getting better every day... it's hard to keep up. lol.

Here's another tiger shot, removed a little of the noise.

faisal
12-30-2008, 12:16 PM
nice tiger shot LBGChris!!!

craigyc
12-30-2008, 12:47 PM
Heres another shot from the hockey match.

The entrance for the teams at these things are unbelievable, so different from a British football match!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/3150927781_31141ab0a8.jpg

JTL
12-30-2008, 12:56 PM
I admit defeat - as far as my comment was concerned it was only an observation about what I saw printed in front of me - I have no idea how I would see your exif - I suppose save the image to a hard drive and open it with a program that can show exif data...
So - do you own a 90mm Tammie or not??He borrowed the Tammy. But what about the D90? :confused:

Since Rooz is too busy lounging by the pool to post his EXIF info, here it is :D:

Make = NIKON CORPORATION
Model = NIKON D90
X Resolution = 240
Y Resolution = 240
Resolution Unit = inch
Software = Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date Time = 2008-12-30 19:38:35
Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 214
GPS Info IFD Pointer = Offset: 696
[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1/200"
F Number = F8
Exposure Program = Manual
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
Exif Version = Version 2.2
Date Time Original = 2008-12-30 09:59:59
Date Time Digitized = 2008-12-30 09:59:59
Shutter Speed Value = 7.64 TV
Aperture Value = 6 AV
Exposure Bias Value = 0EV
Max Aperture Value = F3.73
Metering Mode = Pattern
Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected
Focal Length = 90mm
Subsec Time Original =
Subsec Time Digitized =
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
File Source = DSC
Scene Type = A directly photographed image
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Manual exposure
White Balance = Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio = 1x
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 135mm
Scene Capture Type = Normal
Gain Control = Low gain up
Contrast = Normal
Saturation = Normal
Sharpness = Hard
Subject Distance Range = unknown

JTL
12-30-2008, 12:59 PM
Here's another tiger shot, removed a little of the noise.Wow! Real nice! That's a framer!

Prospero
12-30-2008, 02:50 PM
Amazing shots guys! Getting better every day... it's hard to keep up. lol.

Here's another tiger shot, removed a little of the noise.

Amazing shot. The detail is stunning, and there are hardly any distractions in the background, making this one really pop.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-31-2008, 01:10 AM
Poster on the wall if I were you LBG. Thats a gorgeous shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-31-2008, 02:16 AM
click on flickr page mate. which reminds me...why the hell dont you have a flickr site ?

Consider me bullied, my new sig below.

Geoff Chandler
12-31-2008, 02:21 AM
JTL - thanks for that!
I dunno about Rooz & the D90 - could be he's got a 2nd body and decided on a D90 for it....?

LBGChris
12-31-2008, 02:26 AM
Wow thanks a lot guys! It means something coming from all of you. When I get bored, I'm surfing all of your Flickr sites/websites wishing I could take as good of a photo as you! haha.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-31-2008, 02:42 AM
JTL - thanks for that!
I dunno about Rooz & the D90 - could be he's got a 2nd body and decided on a D90 for it....?

In another thread he mentions he just borrowed a friends setup. No 2nd body for his wife:D

K1W1
12-31-2008, 03:33 AM
Consider me bullied, my new sig below.

Shame that there is no page associated with the link. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-31-2008, 04:24 AM
Thanks mate, try it now.

Rooz
12-31-2008, 04:39 AM
works a charm. :)
now you can upload to this site directly from flickr rather than from your PC. :)

ANP !!!
12-31-2008, 07:19 AM
Happy New Year to all.
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_40841024x768.jpg

1/50sec
ISO200
f5.6
55mm
0 exp

K1W1
12-31-2008, 12:55 PM
Thanks mate, try it now.

Great.
Have you searched "Dread Pirate Roberts" on Flickr. There's heaps of you!

Now make the "My Flickr" a link in itself rather than having that URL there.

domenic
12-31-2008, 05:25 PM
Just another butterfly shot, This time I have smessed a little bit in Lightroom just to adjust the exposure, as it was a little under exposed and also bring out the colurs a little bit more. I am a complete beginer with lightroom and it is just trial and error.

This is worked in RAW originally then expoted from lightroom to JPEG. Any tips for lightroom much appreciated

CC appreciated

Cheers

Dom

gsusmaniac
12-31-2008, 09:44 PM
I would say bump up the blacks and the contrast a bit....see how you like that. Maybe play with the clarity option a little too.

Nice pic!

domenic
12-31-2008, 10:33 PM
Cheers Gsus,
I will have a play with that this arvo.

Here is a little thing I have been playing around with today,

The beetle one is Massivley cropped but again just around.

Cheers

Dom

domenic
12-31-2008, 10:45 PM
Hi Gsus,
Let me know what you think of this version. I have had another play in lightroom.

Cheers

Dom

K1W1
01-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Only playing around :D
Using Matts soft focus and some B&W presets and clicking on other buttons as well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/3155816102_8e8217e4e3_b.jpg

K1W1
01-01-2009, 12:21 AM
Something a bit more serious.

Painting at the NGV, Fed Square, Melbourne

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/3154935071_46d19b2b07_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-01-2009, 01:20 AM
Just a simple happy snap.
Reposted with more careful PP to answer PM critique:)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-01-2009, 03:59 AM
F16, 45mm, sharpened and warmed in NX1.3 before framing in CS3.

The kids with their chrissie pressies (Samsung P&S's - S860's). Shooting a wild Koala on a bushwalk.

Rooz
01-01-2009, 04:27 AM
Just a simple happy snap.
Reposted with more careful PP to answer PM critique:)

was that bee intentional ? its pretty amazing you got it in there. nice shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-01-2009, 04:38 AM
I waited for F-ing ever for that bee in the shot. My kids were "can we get going now dad":)
The sun kept coming out of cloud and heading back in and still the bee just sat on the big flower getting pollen. Eventually a bee launched when the sun was shining and I snapped this.

domenic
01-01-2009, 04:54 AM
Hi Guys,
Just a few crops of shots I took at the Bird Sanctuary.

cc Welcome as always.

Cheers

Dom

Geoff Chandler
01-01-2009, 05:15 AM
On our last day of the year, and even as the light was fading - we visited
RHS Wisley in the afternoon.
I am pasting the text of the sign below - (in the full size image I am able to
read this clearly). We had a lovely afternoon wandering around one of our favourite haunts.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Along the lines of our very popular mosaic produced for the taste of Autumn
festival, we have created a citrus Snowman especially for Christmas
We have used red and white grapefruits, limes and oranges

The fruit will all be used afterwards for juicing and cooking

Geoff Chandler
01-01-2009, 05:25 AM
~ & just as a reminder for those that didn't see the display earlier in the year
Here are the two versions together...
(Sorry the earlier one was taken while my D80 was away!)

TheWengler
01-01-2009, 10:54 AM
Hi Guys,
Just a few crops of shots I took at the Bird Sanctuary.

cc Welcome as always.


Those look way too saturated on my monitor.

XaiLo
01-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Something a bit more serious.

Painting at the NGV, Fed Square, Melbourne

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/3154935071_46d19b2b07_b.jpg

That is definately a statement... glad I took the time to read it.

tizeye
01-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Finally cold enough to drive the manatee into the warmer spring water from the colder river.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/ibhim/Manatee2.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/ibhim/ManateeJPG.jpg

domenic
01-01-2009, 02:52 PM
I would proberlly agree with you Lukas, As I messed about a bit with them in Lightroom.

I thought they proberlly looked too much.

Cheers

Dom

JustLikeYou
01-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Was walking around the waterfront and snapped this photo. It's the reflection of a sunset on the window of an old boathouse. Was a quick snap but I kind of like it :) cc always welcome.

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

TNB
01-01-2009, 04:40 PM
Nice kitty kat shot LBG.

One of my photos taken last night. The more I shoot these types of photos, the more I lean toward moving from a D200 to a D3. :rolleyes:

Rooz
01-01-2009, 05:58 PM
was that the lunatic aussie who jumped on to of the arc de triumph in vegas ?
16-85
16mm, f3.5.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/3157581853_eacfd75388_o.jpg

N.C.F.
01-01-2009, 05:59 PM
A little fun from New Years Eve night.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/3156116173_82b8a1701d.jpg

K1W1
01-01-2009, 06:45 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/3155785278_c8cfcdfef6_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 400
50mm f1.8

500mL
01-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Happy 2009 everybody!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/3156473291_ac69267c18_o.jpg

n9nf
01-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Just a simple happy snap.
Reposted with more careful PP to answer PM critique:)

is that flower came from some cactus ?
nice capture there

TNB
01-01-2009, 10:34 PM
was that the lunatic aussie who jumped on to of the arc de triumph in vegas ?
No, that was another "jumper". There were three jumps total, including one who was supposed to jump and/or roll an SUV. The photo I took was of Evil Knievel's son, Robbie.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-01-2009, 11:44 PM
is that flower came from some cactus ?
nice capture there

They're growing as weeds along a creek on my favourite bushwalk. They're really massive flowers but I guess you can see the size from the bee. They're some sort of thistle.

LBGChris
01-01-2009, 11:59 PM
That's what I thought! It looks like the cactus flowers out here in AZ! I was like hmmm... where does DPR live again?? haha. That is an action packed shot TNB!!

Ok, now I'm reallllly sorry about posting this again, I just wanted to know if this was an improvement on the original? I personally like the framing a bit better, but I just wanted your opinions on whether or not I was taking it in the right direction. Last tiger post from me for a while, I promise! Thank you!!

tomsabin
01-02-2009, 05:22 AM
Nikon D90 and an old Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens
Exposure time: 1/125
and thats about all the information it's telling me :|
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v653/14/29/594608129/n594608129_1085676_4311.jpg


Nikon D90 again and the kit lens of 18-105mm
Focal Length: 70mm
Aperture: f5.3
Exposure time: 1/60
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1596/14/29/594608129/n594608129_1076569_7646.jpg

Pretty much amateur photography but I've only just got it for Christmas :P Hadn't have any experience before hand and I've got to say.. it's great fun!

Geoff Chandler
01-02-2009, 05:58 AM
Nikon D90 and an old Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens
Exposure time: 1/125
and thats about all the information it's telling me :|


Nikon D90 again and the kit lens of 18-105mm
Focal Length: 70mm
Aperture: f5.3
Exposure time: 1/60


Pretty much amateur photography but I've only just got it for Christmas :P Hadn't have any experience before hand and I've got to say.. it's great fun!


Keep 'em coming - great stuff!! Nice peice of kit - enjoy learning as you go
Any queries - Just give a shout and I am sure someone will be able to help.
Don't be afraid to experiment.

herc182
01-02-2009, 08:55 AM
took this on new years day at the Natural History museum. I wanted to capture the movement and quantity of people but didnt have a tripod for a long exposure. So I created a 5 or 6 shot panorama which would then show the ghosting of people walking about. One program I have didnt show the ghosting (did a better job of creating the panorama I guess!) whereas the other one gave me what I wanted:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/3159493215_fbdfbcd81b_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-02-2009, 08:59 AM
herc182 - this was a great way around the problem - it's really come out well - & I like it in B&W
I have been thinking I would like to visit there sometime - also with the additional agenda to get a few photos!

PS - I did a panorama in the middle of Brugge once - only afterwards did I notice the same person appeared 4 times in the shot!!

herc182
01-02-2009, 09:01 AM
and another (those this is not a panoramic). This is a HDR using exposure blending on photomatix. I then converted to black and white using Silver Efex pro. I increased the "structure" on this one to emphasise the intricate brick work. AMazing structure (no pun!) in there

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/3160338930_f448c08a6e_b.jpg

herc182
01-02-2009, 09:03 AM
PS - I did a panorama in the middle of Brugge once - only afterwards did I notice the same person appeared 4 times in the shot!!

Thanks Geoff

LOL. That can be a really creative effect though. If you have a friend, partner or wife, get them to move along the frame with a red umbrella. Looks pretty cool!

Geoff Chandler
01-02-2009, 09:17 AM
herc182 - this 2nd shot is amazing - that's an understatement - I am loving it to bits!!!
The effect makes it look rather like an Escher style drawing - except it is also totally real.

N.C.F.
01-02-2009, 09:19 AM
and another (those this is not a panoramic). This is a HDR using exposure blending on photomatix. I then converted to black and white using Silver Efex pro. I increased the "structure" on this one to emphasise the intricate brick work. AMazing structure (no pun!) in there

Incredible image.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/3158104214_35a6d6f067.jpg
Did this yesterday evening. Of course I took plenty in the normal "landscape" direction, but I really wanted to show how the sky transitioned.

LBGChris
01-02-2009, 10:32 AM
herc those are amazing man. i love them.

ANP !!!
01-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Excellent capture Herc182

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_38651024x768.jpg
1/640
ISO200
f13
-0.7 exp
55mm

Rooz
01-02-2009, 03:10 PM
and another (those this is not a panoramic). This is a HDR using exposure blending on photomatix. I then converted to black and white using Silver Efex pro. I increased the "structure" on this one to emphasise the intricate brick work. AMazing structure (no pun!) in there



spectacular !

ssil2000
01-02-2009, 03:13 PM
herc, awesome buddy!

herc182
01-02-2009, 04:47 PM
spectacular !


herc, awesome buddy!


Excellent capture Herc182

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_38651024x768.jpg
1/640
ISO200
f13
-0.7 exp
55mm

Thanks everyone!

ANP, love the composition of that one. Really cool

TNB
01-02-2009, 07:16 PM
That is an action packed shot TNB!!
***
Last tiger post from me for a while, I promise! Thank you!!
Thanks though it would have been nice to have a D3. Personally, I like tiger photos. ;)


The effect makes it look rather like an Escher style drawing.
I was thinking the same thing.

After waiting and waiting for the one motorcycle jump, it was too late to catch the other jump. As a result, we left the strip and drove to the other end of town in an attempt to catch those fireworks. By the time we arrived, the fireworks had already started. This was one result after changing lenses, settings, and barely arriving... Not as nice as I would have liked, but we were lucky to even have made it.

jcon
01-02-2009, 09:17 PM
Since TNB posted fireworks I figured I will also.. I wasnt going to though due to being VERY disappointed with how they turned out. It was bitterly cold out, -2F with wind chill and it was very windy, which you can see in the pictures. Based on how I have done with fireworks previously, Im ashamed.... The 2 "best" according to me...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/jconjason/SJP_4245_wm_wm.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/jconjason/SJP_4255_wm_wm.jpg

trackin951
01-02-2009, 09:38 PM
There are some really nice photos showing up here lately! I really enjoy the 2nd tiger shot and the last few inside the building.

Here is my 1st attempt at HDR ladies and gentlemen. These 3 shots were taken in a little village called Patones in Spain. I am using the Photomatix Pro trial thus the logos... I tried not to get too fake with the HDR, just very nice colors. I am still very lost while editing in Photomatix, but I have only been using it for about 2 hrs. C&C welcome!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/3161595623_a3592bf07e_b.jpg

trackin951
01-02-2009, 09:48 PM
Oh man, 1 a day I know but here is another...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/3162462614_5304e1ed45.jpg

C&C

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-02-2009, 10:23 PM
I just wanted your opinions on whether or not I was taking it in the right direction.

Err Can't remember. Could you add the other shot to this post so I can see them both side by side to comment.

LBGChris
01-03-2009, 12:04 AM
Err Can't remember. Could you add the other shot to this post so I can see them both side by side to comment.

Easier yet: here's a link: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=349424&postcount=8361

Trackin: I really like that shot. Something you'd see in a home and garden or restaurant mag.

K1W1
01-03-2009, 03:16 AM
Sunset over the MCG.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/3162994056_bbfe39cb9d_b.jpg

ANP !!!
01-03-2009, 04:16 AM
Supershot KIWI

herc182
01-03-2009, 04:51 AM
Nice shot K1W1...

I keep thinking about it cropped so that all you see is the light (no flags or stand)..what do you think?

craigyc
01-03-2009, 11:57 AM
A photo from a trip to the sea side today.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1134/3164222388_6876101171_b.jpg

18-55 @ 32mm
1/4000
f/8
ISO200
-1/3 EV

Visual Reality
01-03-2009, 01:49 PM
Very nice craigyc, that looks great.

ANP !!!
01-03-2009, 02:30 PM
Wow, that pic kept me staring at the screen for 5mins.

trackin951
01-03-2009, 02:32 PM
I am loving my new found abilities with HDR. Here is another:
Low light
ISO 640
F/5
1/100

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/3164734804_57fd0ba695.jpg

Visual Reality
01-03-2009, 02:39 PM
trackin, was that 1 exposure or a bracket? If it's 1, it isn't HDR. That would be a tonemapped image ;)

Looks good though.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-03-2009, 03:13 PM
I just wanted to know if this was an improvement on the original?

LBG I actually prefer the 1st version with the square crop. Whilst I don't much like square crops generally I prefer that post because the tiger is larger, sharper and I like the blurred tree branch in the background.

The 2nd post with the rectangular crop seems a bit less natural cropping it at the knees and whilst the eyes are on the rule of 1/3rds where they should be they just seam too high for me. By cloning out the branch the shot starts to look like an artificial environment too. I find the face in this version much less sharp but thats probably just a resizing thing (or my eyes).

Just my thoughts, doesn't make them right. As you've said you prefer the rectangular crop go with that. The rectangular crop gives you more pixels and if you're going for a poster size print or something that could be an advantage.

trackin951
01-03-2009, 03:22 PM
That is 1 Raw image, you got me. I will have to get my new terminology down. Thanks

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-03-2009, 03:55 PM
Just WTF do you think you're doing?

Rooz
01-03-2009, 04:17 PM
A photo from a trip to the sea side today.



that is beautiful. wow !


Just WTF do you think you're doing?

lmao...i'm with the kid mate !!! WTF !!!!

Fiasco
01-03-2009, 08:36 PM
What happened to starting a new POTD thread? It does seem a little ridiculous to let a thread go for 844 pages.

jcon
01-03-2009, 08:42 PM
What happened to starting a new POTD thread? It does seem a little ridiculous to let a thread go for 844 pages.

Why is it ridiculous?:confused:

If Jeff thought it were a problem, I am sure he would have made the appropriate changes.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-03-2009, 08:51 PM
844 pages does emphasise how much more committed we are as bunch of shooters than say the Sony guys:D Quantity over quality any day:D

achuang
01-03-2009, 08:57 PM
Part of Christmas lunch, I like trying food photography. This is mix of natural window light and bounced flash. I haven't posted but have been shooting a bit so will be more regular at posting a pic of the day. Shot with the 50mm f/1.8.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/3159119674_1e99529bb9_o.jpg

Rooz
01-03-2009, 10:12 PM
beautiful atmosphere in that shot andrew, although i think focussing on the rolls rather than the parsely in the foreground may have worked better.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Vietnamese spring rolls - I'm hungry where's the physical product?
I like the shot but accept Rooz is right.

LBGChris
01-04-2009, 01:42 AM
I'm pretty sure that's mint :)

haha..

K1W1
01-04-2009, 03:02 AM
My SO riding her bike at a recent gathering of Italian Motorcycles. This photo gets views almost every day and will soon be one of the most viewed of all my photos on Flickr. I can't understand why (from a technical point of view) all I can think of is the title "Janice on her Monster" may have something to do with it :D:D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/3015432450_d2d0cfcbf7_b.jpg

rawpaw18
01-04-2009, 03:55 AM
I have no idea why Richard, will it surpass your net ball shot?

My brother just got a D80, we spent most of the day shooting.
Here are a few of his from the day http://www.flickr.com/photos/delawarebill/

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1193/3165661004_a83c489d25_o.jpg

Rooz
01-04-2009, 04:00 AM
My SO riding her bike at a recent gathering of Italian Motorcycles. This photo gets views almost every day and will soon be one of the most viewed of all my photos on Flickr. I can't understand why (from a technical point of view) all I can think of is the title "Janice on her Monster" may have something to do with it :D:D



lol you think ?
chicks look hot on bikes though, no doubt about it. thats one hell of a nice lookin bike aswell. how come her bike is better than yours ? who's runnin that damn house !! :p

Rooz
01-04-2009, 04:01 AM
I have no idea why Richard, will it surpass your net ball shot?

My brother just got a D80, we spent most of the day shooting.
Here are a few of his from the day http://www.flickr.com/photos/delawarebill/



my kid bro just got a d300. its pretty fun being able to shoot with your brother. :)

achuang
01-04-2009, 04:04 AM
beautiful atmosphere in that shot andrew, although i think focussing on the rolls rather than the parsely in the foreground may have worked better.

I was wondering about whether it worked focusing on the mint leaf. Would it be better to focus on the rolls with the mint leaf still there or just take it out completely? Thanks for the tips Rooz and DPR.

achuang
01-04-2009, 04:11 AM
My cousin picked up this perfectly good guitar by the side of the road. Shot with the 50mm f/1.4 G at f/1.4.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/3158302479_1311b859c6_o.jpg

It'd be great to have a bro to shoot with. At the moment I'm teaching my girlfriend about photography, all the basics of exposure, etc.

K1W1
01-04-2009, 04:15 AM
lhow come her bike is better than yours ? who's runnin that damn house !! :p

Answer 1. It was a Ducati or a Ferrari.

Answer 2. The same as the person in your house I'm sure. :D:D

craigyc
01-04-2009, 04:27 AM
Another one from the shore. I like the black and white conversion tool in elements its much better than just turning grayscale then increasing contrast.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3166635978_ff75efda46_b.jpg

Sigma 10-20 @ 20mm
1/60
f/8
ISO 280

rawpaw18
01-04-2009, 03:19 PM
Different view of the drawbridge cogs.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/3167789765_4bd5e03986_o.jpg

f/3.5 160mm 1/1600 matrix

nsjuice
01-04-2009, 03:24 PM
Answer 2. The same as the person in your house I'm sure. :D:D

LOL



Great picture Craigyc! Got me scrolling down the page for a bit there!

T06
01-05-2009, 01:50 AM
Some colour & Aperture 2.

Rooz
01-05-2009, 03:10 AM
nice to see you back Kev. some gorgeous cloud/ colour pics.

achuang
01-05-2009, 03:33 AM
Nice sunsets Kev. Here's a shot some of you may have seen on my flickr page. Here's the blurb from the page on setup. SB-26 on 1/2 pointed at backdrop. SB-80DX on 1/4 in shoot-through umbrella. SB600 on 1/64 on camera just to trigger the optical slaves on the other 2 flashes. I have a second SB-26 but that optical slave is playing up so I can't use it until I get some radio triggers. I would have had 2 flashes on the background to prevent a hot spot.

My nephew playing peek-a-boo.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3159191322_84ecd69f9c_o.jpg


And just in case anyone points out that it says 2008 on my pics, that's because it was taken last year. I'll be changing it for this year's photos.

ssil2000
01-05-2009, 04:58 AM
Nice sunsets Kev. Here's a shot some of you may have seen on my flickr page. Here's the blurb from the page on setup. SB-26 on 1/2 pointed at backdrop. SB-80DX on 1/4 in shoot-through umbrella. SB600 on 1/64 on camera just to trigger the optical slaves on the other 2 flashes. I have a second SB-26 but that optical slave is playing up so I can't use it until I get some radio triggers. I would have had 2 flashes on the background to prevent a hot spot.

My nephew playing peek-a-boo.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3159191322_84ecd69f9c_o.jpg


And just in case anyone points out that it says 2008 on my pics, that's because it was taken last year. I'll be changing it for this year's photos.

excellent andrew!

my shoulder has recovered now so i think its time to start picking up the camera again :)

all the awesome shots lately are very inspiring!

ANP !!!
01-05-2009, 11:23 AM
Cute shot Andrew

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3145031322_35eeb5eb81_b.jpg
1/125sec
ISO200
f5.6
18mm
0 exp
18 - 55mm VR

Dust Bowl Refugee
01-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Some colour & Aperture 2.


Great shots. You should post these on the "Clouds" thread too

T06
01-05-2009, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words & welcome. Here's one for kiwi.;)

K1W1
01-05-2009, 01:19 PM
Isn't that cute. It's all tucked up in bed with it's little tyre warmers on. :D:D

T06
01-05-2009, 04:43 PM
:D:D you'd prob wear little booties too if you ran that fast. Guess what I got for xssy

K1W1
01-05-2009, 06:13 PM
:D:D you'd prob wear little booties too if you ran that fast. Guess what I got for xssy

Is it red?

Is it Italian?

Bob S.
01-05-2009, 09:54 PM
Hi all, back here after being a regular in the QuickTake 300 days. Have enjoyed working with a Canon 850 for the last year-plus, but got tired of autofocus guessing wrong so I treated myself to a D90. The work in this thread is pretty intimidating but gives me something to aspire to.

Currently working with the kit lens while I find my eye. The 3:2 aspect ratio feels weird to me after many years of 4:3 and I'm still getting used to it. Also, the last time I used an SLR was in the early '80s, so these beasts are bizarre. Having to press a button to get a DOF preview seems really unnatural... I don't understand why the viewfinder isn't always accurate like it was with film SLRs. And other cranky-old-guy stuff. :D

Anyway, from a New Year's Eve Day shoot at my favorite park here in Chicago -- fourth outing with the camera and the first where I felt like I was starting to get reasonable results. I touched up the levels ever so slightly (raised the black point to the start of the histogram and lowered the midpoint a touch to bring back the original contrast and saturation. Other than resizing (everything done in Graphic Converter 6), those are the only tweaks. C&C welcome, by all means. (Yes, I'm bummed about the lens flare... if I were an early riser perhaps I could've gotten backlit cattails without the flare, although I would've lost the long shadows. Still, I don't want to live in a world where I'm an early riser...)

Bob

Rooz
01-05-2009, 10:21 PM
24-70/2.8
1/80s, f2.8, 52mm, sb400

i used some GB to soften the faces a little. can you goes notice the PP there ?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/3173350788_f4762d5967_o.jpg

JTL
01-05-2009, 11:13 PM
Rooz...your work lately has a profound subtlety that you don't often see today and I find rather remarkable. I use to think of you as just a bug shooter (a rather good bug shooter), but your captures lately show such beautiful depth. You've turned a cynical bastard like me into someone who has learned to appreciate the simple beauty of your superbly executed family portraits. Thank you.

LBGChris
01-05-2009, 11:35 PM
Here's a couple I've been holding on to for a bit...

ssil2000
01-05-2009, 11:56 PM
nice one rooz,

chris, good shots, looks like the first one needs a white balance tweak though, looks very blue to me.

TheWengler
01-06-2009, 12:21 AM
Currently working with the kit lens while I find my eye. The 3:2 aspect ratio feels weird to me after many years of 4:3 and I'm still getting used to it. Also, the last time I used an SLR was in the early '80s, so these beasts are bizarre. Having to press a button to get a DOF preview seems really unnatural... I don't understand why the viewfinder isn't always accurate like it was with film SLRs. And other cranky-old-guy stuff. :D

Anyway, from a New Year's Eve Day shoot at my favorite park here in Chicago -- fourth outing with the camera and the first where I felt like I was starting to get reasonable results. I touched up the levels ever so slightly (raised the black point to the start of the histogram and lowered the midpoint a touch to bring back the original contrast and saturation. Other than resizing (everything done in Graphic Converter 6), those are the only tweaks. C&C welcome, by all means. (Yes, I'm bummed about the lens flare... if I were an early riser perhaps I could've gotten backlit cattails without the flare, although I would've lost the long shadows. Still, I don't want to live in a world where I'm an early riser...)

I have a couple old Olympus lenses, but I'm pretty sure they have a DOF preview button too. For the DOF to be accurate through the view finder the aperture rings need to close to whatever aperture you have selected, but this hurts visibility as it cuts down the light.

I don't know anything about your photo editor, but you could probably just clone out those flare spots. I would also avoid shooting into the sun unless you have a good reason to. In your shot I think it's just hurting your saturation.

Getting up early can give you some fantastic light. It's not so bad in the winter. :p

Rooz
01-06-2009, 01:08 AM
that is very humbling JT. thank you.
i dont think theres much chance of this lens going back.

TheWengler
01-06-2009, 01:41 AM
i dont think theres much chance of this lens going back.

What if your wife sees the receipt?

Rooz
01-06-2009, 01:49 AM
what receipt ?

achuang
01-06-2009, 02:12 AM
A shot from MacKenzie falls in the Grampians. Not the greatest amount of water flowing from it at the moment. On a tripod, with polarizer and maybe a 2 stop ND grad (I can't remember if I used it on this particular shot though).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/3158405495_08e0d2f818_o.jpg

rawpaw18
01-06-2009, 02:13 AM
Andrew that was my favorite
Roozy Roozy Roozy, do I need to say more?

Here is my foggy cow.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3171486366_9fbcf67751_o.jpg
No idea why I like this one, Bad focus, bad light, centered subject, plain
but here it is anyways.

achuang
01-06-2009, 02:31 AM
Nice shot Rich, I agree technically not quite right but it does show us what you were experiencing. How early were you up for that shot?

rawpaw18
01-06-2009, 02:34 AM
It was only 7:45, the sunlight was not getting through yet.

Visual Reality
01-06-2009, 02:49 AM
Currently working with the kit lens while I find my eye. The 3:2 aspect ratio feels weird to me after many years of 4:3 and I'm still getting used to it. Also, the last time I used an SLR was in the early '80s, so these beasts are bizarre. Having to press a button to get a DOF preview seems really unnatural... I don't understand why the viewfinder isn't always accurate like it was with film SLRs. And other cranky-old-guy stuff. :D
The aperture is wide open to give you a brighter viewfinder, and to aid auto-focus.

Good luck with the D90.

Oh and 3:2 is > than 4:3 :cool:

JTL
01-06-2009, 04:56 AM
i dont think theres much chance of this lens going back.LOL...I was wondering if you were keeping it. Damn! If my existing 24-85 wasn't so convenient...I've really wanted the 24-70 but I don't know if I can give up the 15mm...especially with the FX...

Cyberwlf
01-06-2009, 05:06 AM
I really want a good 17-xx(x) mm f2.8 Nikkor, but the cost seems to be hard to justify over my existing setup for now (I know of the IQ differences). Especially hard now ive decided I want to focus on my UWA stuff for the time being (so will be spending money appropriately..)

BTW Rooz's recent shots show a good example of how intimacy with a subject can really enhance a shot too (not to diminish his skills or the lens though in the process!)

TheWengler
01-06-2009, 10:37 AM
what receipt ?

Ah, destroy the evidence

Geoff Chandler
01-06-2009, 11:06 AM
Hi all, back here after being a regular in the QuickTake 300 days. Have enjoyed working with a Canon 850 for the last year-plus, but got tired of autofocus guessing wrong so I treated myself to a D90. The work in this thread is pretty intimidating but gives me something to aspire to.

Currently working with the kit lens while I find my eye. The 3:2 aspect ratio feels weird to me after many years of 4:3 and I'm still getting used to it. Also, the last time I used an SLR was in the early '80s, so these beasts are bizarre. Having to press a button to get a DOF preview seems really unnatural... I don't understand why the viewfinder isn't always accurate like it was with film SLRs. And other cranky-old-guy stuff. :D

Anyway, from a New Year's Eve Day shoot at my favorite park here in Chicago -- fourth outing with the camera and the first where I felt like I was starting to get reasonable results. I touched up the levels ever so slightly (raised the black point to the start of the histogram and lowered the midpoint a touch to bring back the original contrast and saturation. Other than resizing (everything done in Graphic Converter 6), those are the only tweaks. C&C welcome, by all means. (Yes, I'm bummed about the lens flare... if I were an early riser perhaps I could've gotten backlit cattails without the flare, although I would've lost the long shadows. Still, I don't want to live in a world where I'm an early riser...)

Bob
Bob - this shot looks pretty sharp and nicely exposed to me - I admit I am a tad envious of the camera ~ if I were buying a 2nd body I would make my present D80 the 2nd body and my 1st choice is a D90 (even over a D300) D90 is so similar size and shape wise it would be perfect for me.
I understand your feelings about proportions - although I now find 4:3 a bit odd hese days. Old SLR's seemed to be smaller and easier to hold - modern ones are like bricks - which is why the D300 might be too much for my liking..
Please continue to share your photos and comments..BTW what lens did you use..??

Geoff Chandler
01-06-2009, 11:11 AM
24-70/2.8
1/80s, f2.8, 52mm, sb400

i used some GB to soften the faces a little. can you goes notice the PP there ?

This shot looks wonderfull to me Rooz - no obvious signs of PP...::cool:

ANP !!!
01-06-2009, 11:15 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_39531024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 40mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7

Geoff Chandler
01-06-2009, 11:24 AM
Andrew that was my favorite
Roozy Roozy Roozy, do I need to say more?

Here is my foggy cow.


No idea why I like this one, Bad focus, bad light, centered subject, plain
but here it is anyways.

I have to agree this shot just works - rules or no rules - I love it!!
Did you try different cropping to move the cow around in the frame...?:rolleyes:

Turo
01-06-2009, 11:27 AM
I haven't posted anything in a while, but I see there has been some amazing images posted lately! Here is my latest contribution, the Empire State building as viewed from the top of the Rockefeller building in NYC:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3173755737_c867d15214_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3173755737/)

Geoff Chandler
01-06-2009, 12:21 PM
Frozen lake at RHS Wisley
31st Dec 2008
Nikon D80/Tamron 28 - 200
Cold hands!!!

achuang
01-06-2009, 02:05 PM
One of my favourite shots from the grampians. This is Reid's lookout.
Shot with a polariser and handheld 2 stop GND.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/3158405923_9d1e416f03_o.jpg

K1W1
01-06-2009, 03:05 PM
There's water in Lake Bellfield?

achuang
01-06-2009, 03:20 PM
I was told that the day before I arrived in halls gap they'd had about 70mm of rain. Is it usually dry?

JTL
01-06-2009, 04:00 PM
There's water in Lake Bellfield?Water? Obviously someone filled it up with VB...if you look real hard you can see all the ozzies around the lake on their hands and knees lapping it up like a great heard of wild beasts...:p:D:p

Andrew...nice shot and nice scene. Did you hike there? What are the "adventurer" details for that area? I need a new adventure!

K1W1
01-06-2009, 04:48 PM
Water? Obviously someone filled it up with VB...if you look real hard you can see all the ozzies around the lake on their hands and knees lapping it up like a great heard of wild beasts...:p:D:p

If there was that much VB floating around it would be put to a good use much closer to Melbourne.



Andrew...nice shot and nice scene. Did you hike there? What are the "adventurer" details for that area? I need a new adventure!

The town that you can see below the lake is Halls Gap the main town in the area. The Grampians are about 2.5 hours drive west of Melbourne and are named after the Scottish area. Check this link (http://www.thegrampians.com.au/).

JTL
01-06-2009, 05:12 PM
The town that you can see below the lake is Halls Gap the main town in the area. The Grampians are about 2.5 hours drive west of Melbourne and are named after the Scottish area. Check this link (http://www.thegrampians.com.au/).Thanks, man! Looks cool! :)

But, after seeing Picnic at Hanging Rock (pure fiction, I know) and Wolf Creek (I know the movie misspelled it and that it's a fanciful amalgam of several true stories and not factual in any of the events it depicts)...I'm afraid of remote places in Australia (I haven't swam in the ocean since seeing Jaws either)! :D

K1W1
01-06-2009, 07:27 PM
But, after seeing Picnic at Hanging Rock (pure fiction, I know)

Filmed at the real Hanging Rock park about 1 hour out of Melbourne. A very surreal place yet beautiful to visit. Link here (http://www.hangingrock.info/).


...I'm afraid of remote places in Australia (I haven't swam in the ocean since seeing Jaws either)! :D

Also filmed in Australia off the coast of South Australia to be precise.
Just remember that world wide there are around 20 million sharks caught and killed by humans each year but here in Australia where we have a high percentage of the worlds human deaths by shark attack there is on average slightly more than 1 death per year for the last 200 years. Who should be afraid of who?

josef
01-06-2009, 07:54 PM
great stuff here lately.. you guys got skills. this is from a recent vacation to the Smokey Mountains.. me and the wife did tons of hiking on trails like these.. she even supported me when i told her i wanted to lug the tripod around on the trails.. ahh true love.. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/3131030516_5a35de414f_b.jpg

K1W1
01-06-2009, 08:22 PM
What a lovely trail.

500mL
01-06-2009, 10:15 PM
Snapped this on my way back from the west coast. It was setting pretty fast, good thing I had my camera in reach.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/3172769792_70c6f3a839_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-07-2009, 01:09 AM
I really like that one Joseph.
Is it all up to great composition and exposure or did you do any special PP?

rawpaw18
01-07-2009, 02:48 AM
I have to agree this shot just works - rules or no rules - I love it!!
Did you try different cropping to move the cow around in the frame...?:rolleyes:

Thanks Geoff, yeah tried different things but I wanted the small fence posts left in.


One of my favourite shots from the grampians. This is Reid's lookout.
Shot with a polariser and handheld 2 stop GND.



Wow that is gorgeous, nice work


great stuff here lately.. you guys got skills. this is from a recent vacation to the Smokey Mountains.. me and the wife did tons of hiking on trails like these.. she even supported me when i told her i wanted to lug the tripod around on the trails.. ahh true love.. :)



TRUE LOVE, then she would of carried it for you.:D
Always nice to have that supportive spouse.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-07-2009, 04:02 AM
TRUE LOVE, then she would of carried it for you.:D


Narator "It was a very emotional time for a photographer"

DCRP'rs (off-screen groaning) "I don't be-leeve this."

Tripod carrying heroin "I fear I'll never carry it again."

Photographer "Of course you will."

Tripod Carrying Heroin "But how can you be sure?"

Photographer "This is true love. You think this happens every day?"

Couldn't resist mis-quoting some princess bride script given your posts.:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-07-2009, 04:05 AM
Posting 2 today just to be contrary.

achuang
01-07-2009, 04:32 AM
TRUE LOVE, then she would of carried it for you.:D
Always nice to have that supportive spouse.

I should count myself fortunate, my girlfriend carried my tripod for me while in the grampians.

Cyberwlf
01-07-2009, 05:16 AM
Funny thing about Wolf Creek is i saw it whilst traveling O/S, and even though i wasnt in Oz i came across several interesting (semi remote) locations which reminded me of that yard in the film and had me making a speedy exit from the area :P Damn that movie!