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rawpaw18
01-07-2009, 06:03 AM
Trying to freeze action in a dimly lit gym is not for
the financially challenged:D

So i tried slow shutter speed with pan/zoom.
Well I did say it was different.

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1/20, 130mm, f/7.1, ISO 1100(auto), cw

faisal
01-07-2009, 07:38 AM
Financially challenge...Nice one Rawpaw... I know the feeling.. ;)
Btw wouldn't f5.6 with a 1/100 do the job at ISO 1600???

DPR...I like that first one... :D

josef...you've got some skills too...well captured!!! :)

500mL....it's a very dark sunset...if you know what I mean!!! nice!!!

JTL
01-07-2009, 08:10 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!LOL! I came across this on a hike. Needless to say, I shot and ran! :D:D:D

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/85016936_qJzbQ-L.jpg

I can just make out the eye peeping out the window and the glint off of the bloody axe. :eek:

BTW, the de-sat effect was achieved via a Kubota action...

And, this was my 4,444 post. Should I be creeped out? :D

josef
01-07-2009, 09:10 AM
I really like that one Joseph.
Is it all up to great composition and exposure or did you do any special PP?

Thanks a lot.. I try to keep PP down to a minimum (mostly b/c my computer is Slooooww ;)). I usually only sharpen in Lightroom or PictureProject (such as that photo- only sharpening).. This trip was the first time a used a circular polarizer too. I kept it on my 18-200 the entire trip and was quite pleased with it.

Thanks for the comments K1W1 and Faisal.

Rich, yeah, i carried the tripod with all our gear (food, water, maps, etc.), but she carried my Kata 465 camera bag so I had easy access to my d300. it worked out very nicely.

rawpaw18
01-07-2009, 09:34 AM
Btw wouldn't f5.6 with a 1/100 do the job at ISO 1600???



There are a few spots in this gym where with 1600 and 2.8 -2/3 I can stop the action with about 250, but they are few and far between. I painted the whole gym lighter myself hoping to get another stop, no deal. These shots I had set my shutter speed I wanted and let the camera pick everything else because of how fast the lighting can change.

LBGChris
01-07-2009, 01:18 PM
A few shots from my first infrared adventure.... :)

Realized I overexposed a tad. Plus not enough green stuff out here to make it look as cool! haha.

T06
01-07-2009, 01:53 PM
I should count myself fortunate, my girlfriend carried my tripod for me while in the grampians.

:D:D:D I call mine rex!:eek::D:D:D

T06
01-07-2009, 01:58 PM
Rooz that is a helluva photo of mum&son, that I really like. Actually there have been some awesome pics here as always, everyone is improving so much.
Kiwi no it's not red or Italian, it's black & Japanese, oh by the way don't even mention the front wheel.:cool:

achuang
01-07-2009, 03:20 PM
A wedge tailed eagle (correct me if I'm wrong). Taken with 105VR.
JTL I came across one of those houses recently, was thinking of taking a look inside but the other half would have nothing to do with it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/3159239752_1ed6a53f4b_o.jpg

XaiLo
01-07-2009, 03:49 PM
Trying to freeze action in a dimly lit gym is not for
the financially challenged:D


That's funny, rawpaw18! :D thanks for the good laugh I think you pulled it off anyway;)


LBGChris, I like the composition on the second one.

r3g
01-08-2009, 06:26 AM
rawpaw18 - it looks like shes teleporting the ball or something, thats trippy lol

herc182
01-08-2009, 07:23 AM
A few shots from my first infrared adventure.... :)

Realized I overexposed a tad. Plus not enough green stuff out here to make it look as cool! haha.

Really good shots. Where were they taken...looks like an old western!

Also, what infra red camera you using?

Cyberwlf
01-08-2009, 08:08 AM
Something to feast your eyes on... :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3180049330_047ee87660_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/3180089798_5d6106a458_o.jpg

Just make sure you don't piss off the local connoisseur by ignoring the warning signs! ;)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3179174903_bc07d866db.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/3180010766_cdd041a3c9_o.jpg

josef
01-08-2009, 08:48 AM
nice cyberwlf, my favorite seafood specimen! i really like the last one..

LBGChris
01-08-2009, 11:03 AM
Thanks xailo and herc!

I'm just using my d40 with a hoya r72 ir filter. It's nothing special!

Cool shrimp pictures!! haha. Can't say I've ever seen anything like it on this site!

N.C.F.
01-08-2009, 07:55 PM
Taken today out on the farm.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3181379850_fec54b59c1_b.jpg

Rooz
01-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Trying to freeze action in a dimly lit gym is not for
the financially challenged:D

1/20, 130mm, f/7.1, ISO 1100(auto), cw

theres somethign very attractive about this shot. i like it.


Taken today out on the farm.



love the contrast and colour in this. awesome.

n9nf
01-09-2009, 06:53 AM
Taken today out on the farm.

sure is peacefull ...

n9nf
01-09-2009, 07:10 AM
another PP of HDR taken by the beach.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/3099012517_a2b5b1cfea.jpg

click here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/3099012517_0d7885b7e1_o.jpg) for a bigger image.

faisal
01-09-2009, 07:31 AM
N.C.F......Beautiful shot!!!!

achuang....nice eagle shot....how close were you??

n9nf....Lovely shot...though I feel I wider shot would do more justice to the scenery...

herc182
01-09-2009, 07:46 AM
another PP of HDR taken by the beach.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/3099012517_a2b5b1cfea.jpg

click here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/3099012517_0d7885b7e1_o.jpg) for a bigger image.

nice pic, but the problem with trees is that they move...all the time. So taking 3 bracketed shots means there is severe ghosting which can ruin the shot IMO. I hardly every have trees in HDR anymore unless they are far away enough to not matter.

herc182
01-09-2009, 07:48 AM
Taken today out on the farm.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3181379850_fec54b59c1_b.jpg

THAT is beautiful and tranquil..i could sit there for hours (if it isnt cold!).

lovely

n9nf
01-09-2009, 08:27 AM
n9nf....Lovely shot...though I feel I wider shot would do more justice to the scenery...

Thanks Faisal ... I was actual leaning against steps just like that one on the pic.
Focal length used - 18mm. Can't go wider since im using 18-200mm ... :(



nice pic, but the problem with trees is that they move...all the time. So taking 3 bracketed shots means there is severe ghosting which can ruin the shot IMO.

jeez herc. Didn't think of that one there.

n9nf
01-09-2009, 08:39 AM
Well since im still here, might as well post another pix. And as promised to Visual Reality, this pic was taken using Tamron 17-55mm F2.8.
Shown here was the icon of KL, The Petronas Twin Tower. No PP. Just image size. And as per norm, C&C are welcome.
And no HDR for this one ... :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3181858131_665262914f_o.jpg

ANP !!!
01-09-2009, 01:51 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_4793_filtered1024x768.jpg

1/800
ISO1600
f7.1

K1W1
01-09-2009, 02:10 PM
That's neat.

now to all those people who say that their D40 restricts their efforts I say look at ANP !!!'s work. :D

ANP !!!
01-09-2009, 02:13 PM
Thanks KIWI :).

D40 doesn't at all restrict my work, in fact I think I don't even use the full potential of it.

Rooz
01-09-2009, 02:41 PM
thats a fantastic shot ANP. i think you could brighten it up a tad though, looks a little underexposed.

Geoff Chandler
01-09-2009, 03:12 PM
N.C.F - love your tranquil scene 'Taken today out on the farm.'
I too could sit and stare at that for ages!!

n9nt - this is a lovely sharp evening/night shot - colour and exposure are
spot on - well done! (with a little help from yer camera and lens!)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-09-2009, 05:49 PM
I guess it's redundant to say it since veryone else has ladled out the praise. But..

I loved your eagle Andrew (which is bravely taken), yours 2nd bike T06 (which is beautifully composed), your 2nd shot LBG, your shack straight out of "Dexter" JTL, your skyscrapers N9 and NCF that is one beautifull seriously tranquil image.

I got snap happy at the zoo yesterday. Just took millions of variants without thinking things through properly but I was too tired to do it right. I had to try and bring back the contrast from the tiger shot, I think it was the low light levels because from memory I thought the lens (70-300VR) is usually lovelly even wide open.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-09-2009, 07:03 PM
One more of my best "single photo of the day"

LBGChris
01-09-2009, 09:59 PM
Love it DPR!! Here's my contribution for the day...

ooverdrive
01-09-2009, 10:00 PM
Its nice action DPR,I like the water drops splashing around,here is my try with a R72
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/3059321178_3c155f56c7_o.jpg

ANP !!!
01-10-2009, 01:06 AM
thats a fantastic shot ANP. i think you could brighten it up a tad though, looks a little underexposed.

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_4793-2_filtered1024x768.jpg
How is this now ? I increased the exp in Lightroom.

I had to use fast shutter speed in order to freeze the drops and it was 5pm and getting dark already.

Rooz
01-10-2009, 03:39 AM
Its nice action DPR,I like the water drops splashing around,here is my try with a R72


bizzarre...unique...brilliant.

ANP !!!
01-10-2009, 12:15 PM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_5064-2.jpg

My first shot with Sigma 70 - 300mm f4 - 5.6

Aldor88
01-10-2009, 01:24 PM
Nice images as always, one of my favourite threads to check out.

Those images are gtting better and better Rooz, i see your enjoying that new glass ^^. I want to see more bugs and landscapes tho!

I'd comment on other images aswell but i dont wanna write a novel here, just gonna post a pic and go to bed.

http://photos.jpgmag.com/1389209_138846_4732c2bd2f_p.jpg
EXIF:
F3.8
1/20s
ISO800
-1.0EV
Shot at a medieval christmas market when iwas in germany, was a really nice place with great athmosphere. They had live medieval music with crazy drums, live metal casting, knights walking around etc...


I got such a huge backlog of images its making me not wanna take more pictures so i guess i need to start editing some. Havn't spent too much time at the comp lately. I'll post some more pictures when i edit them(might be weeks :p.)

n9nf
01-10-2009, 07:09 PM
n9nt - this is a lovely sharp evening/night shot - colour and exposure are
spot on - well done! (with a little help from yer camera and lens!)

thanks for them kind words GC ...
was hopping to get my hands on Nikkor 17-55mm F2.8.
But I think Tamron can perform aswell.

n9nf
01-10-2009, 07:15 PM
Shot at a medieval christmas market when iwas in germany, was a really nice place with great athmosphere.

Nice shot Aldor. Like Gothic kindda shot.
Dark and Bright are well controlled.
I wonder if someone has been drinking blood from that horn look like cup. :eek:

Classic96
01-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Love it DPR!! Here's my contribution for the day...

Looks like Zoo Lights in Phoenix.. am I right?

ooverdrive
01-10-2009, 09:01 PM
bizzarre...unique...brilliant.
Thanks Rooz here is the B&w version
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/3051088444_6d4bb1b7f8_o.jpg

LBGChris
01-10-2009, 11:31 PM
Looks like Zoo Lights in Phoenix.. am I right?

Haha! Totally right! You are good sir! Do you live around here?

Continuing the Phoenix zoo shots...

XaiLo
01-11-2009, 12:39 PM
LBGChris that's a beautiful image.

ANP !!!
01-11-2009, 12:43 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3187530765_fbcbfd98c4.jpg
Sigma 70 - 300

Alex D80
01-11-2009, 03:32 PM
This are pictures from our last trip to Puerto Rico. C&C is greatly appreciated. Other than resize, no touch-up has been done.

Prospero
01-11-2009, 03:36 PM
Nice shot, ANP, beautiful colours.
LBGChris, nice shot. I love the reflections.

I just came back from the French Alps for a week of skiing. It was awesome.
Here's one of the shots I took there, around nine o'clock in the morning when the valley was still covered in clouds.

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rawpaw18
01-11-2009, 03:54 PM
Wow Dennis, is that where you went skiing?
Looks scary to me, I would of just took pictures.

K1W1
01-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Nice shot Dennis but unlike Rich I'd rather be there with skis. :D

Prospero
01-11-2009, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the comments, Rich and Rich.
I indeed went skiing there, but it is not nearly as scary as it may look. In fact, all the ski runs going there were quite easy :)

ANP !!!
01-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Prospero: Wow that's a amazing capture, love it.

Turo
01-11-2009, 07:00 PM
Nice view, Prospero!

Alex D80, I was born about 10 miles from there :).


I ran into these guys in a subway station in NYC:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/3190201638_ab9da90acb_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3190201638/)

accord2003
01-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Prospero. that is just amazing. I would love to ski down too.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/3189584507_613e8b8e2b_b.jpg

Stoller
01-11-2009, 11:11 PM
D200, Sigma 10-20
1/125
f5.6
ISO 400

http://mnt-publishing.smugmug.com/photos/404256195_wbCco-XL.jpg
"Nedler Grove of Giant Sequoias"

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-12-2009, 02:15 AM
Alex D80, I really like shots 1 & 2.

LBGChris
01-12-2009, 02:23 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys, really appreciate it!

Prospero: I love that image! I wish I was there right now.

Alexd80: The shot behind the bars is great. Very artsy.

ANP !!!
01-12-2009, 12:08 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3191206979_11b25d820f_b.jpg

Prospero
01-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Turo, nice shot. I like how the post processing of the image strengthens its atmosphere.
ANP, interesting picture. It funny how the two birds seem to be stuck together.
Accord, nice picture. Really like the colours.

Here's another picture from my skiing vacation. The weather wasn't very good when I took this picture, but I still liked how this one came out.

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Rooz
01-12-2009, 01:28 PM
thats stunning Dennis. if i took that pic from the same bloody place it would suck. i dont know how you landscape guys do it. pisses me off actually. lol

K1W1
01-12-2009, 01:44 PM
thats stunning Dennis. if i took that pic from the same bloody place it would suck. i dont know how you landscape guys do it. pisses me off actually. lol

The reason your photo would suck is because you family would be shivering so hard you wouldn't be able to hold the camera steady. None of you have any cold weather clothes. :D

craigyc
01-12-2009, 02:30 PM
amazing shot prospero! I went skiing in banff, canada in december and i couldnt get any shots like that! it was just too cold to even take my hands out of gloves! (average of about -33 degrees C)

What PP did you do on it? the sharpness from frint to back is superb!

Prospero
01-12-2009, 02:51 PM
Thanks Rooz and Craig.
It wasn't nearly as cold in France. I think throughout the week it was -8 degrees C average. I did shoot most of my images that week with my gloves on, though, because even when it is as warm as -8, your hands cool down very quickly :)

This one was a lucky shot really. I took it from a moving ski lift, and I could point my camera in only one direction to get a view of the valley without skis blocking the view.

About the PP, I think I did the following in Capture NX. I reduced the exposure by about one stop (to fix the blown out sky), I then used shadow protection to brighten the shadows (I think it was set between 60-80%). I may have used at most 20% of highlight protect as well. After that I used a curve to fix the contrast.
Finally I used a couple of control points to bring back some colour to the trees (the colour was lost a bit due to the steps above) to raise the local contrast on the mountains and to brighten the mist a bit.
The sharpness is as it was straight out of the camera.

Geoff Chandler
01-12-2009, 02:52 PM
Another unbelieveably stunning image Prospero!!
You must have an amazing set of photos from that
vacation

Prospero
01-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Thanks Geoff.
The set of photos from the vacation is actually quite small. I didn't take that many pictures, because skiing came on the first place this vacation, I didn't want to keep my friends waiting, and I took my camera with me on the slopes only the last few days (I first wanted to get used to skiing again, so that the risk of breaking my camera in a fall would be minimal).

n9nf
01-12-2009, 07:29 PM
WOW Prospero! That's some kick ass shot there.
Just like some shot from Narnia movie.
How / Where did you place your camera/lenses when not in use? Its freezing down there.

Rooz
01-12-2009, 07:30 PM
come to australia please. i need some help for my crap landscape shots.

TNB
01-12-2009, 07:31 PM
Nice photos Prospero.

I attended a guest lecture on Friday night and Saturday mid-day hosted by the local camera club. The lecturer discussed HDR, tone-mapping, Photomatix, Adobe CS4, and Adobe Lightroom. Well, I finally broke down and ordered both CS4 and Lightroom today. However, since the programs have yet to arrive since I ordered the box versions because of the free shipping, I did try my hand at tone-mapping an older single photo that I had already messed with (opps) into three versions and then layering the versions in CS2 in an attempt to create a psuedo-"artistic" effect.

Oh well, here it is:

Rooz
01-12-2009, 07:53 PM
gotta love THE palace. spent many a night there getting pissed. lol

Turo
01-12-2009, 09:23 PM
Ok so I went back and readjusted the PP I had done to the empire state image I posted a few weeks ago. Here is the second version:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3192768527_05e7728e3d_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3192768527/)

I used HDR to blend 5 exposures, and decided to leave the lens flare intact, rather than clone it out as I in the previous shot. I like this one better overall, but I'm not sure if the lens flare is distracting or if it is ok. Thoughts?

Here is the original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3173755737/

K1W1
01-12-2009, 09:48 PM
The second one gets my vote. :D

jcon
01-12-2009, 11:13 PM
Awesome picture T!

ANP !!!
01-13-2009, 02:45 AM
That's a amazing shot Prospero.

Aldor88
01-13-2009, 06:18 AM
Nice shot Turo! second one deffo. Pics like that one make me realise how small this city(Helsinki) really is lol ^^

Geoff Chandler
01-13-2009, 08:11 AM
Just liked the look and colour of this burst of fireworks ~ taken hand held
with manual focus on the Tamron 28-200
Merely framed and resized here.. (minimalist PP'er!!)

accord2003
01-13-2009, 10:39 AM
Prospero.

It is simply stunning. I wish i was there :)

Geoff

Nice shot of the fireworks. it is different.

K1W1
01-13-2009, 12:14 PM
taken hand held
with manual focus on the Tamron 28-800

Gulp
You are strong enough to hand hold a 28-800 lens for night photos?
There is no way I'm picking a fight with you from now on. :D:D

JTL
01-13-2009, 12:40 PM
Pics like that one make me realise how small this city(Helsinki) really is lol ^^Just that part makes you think Helsinki is small? Heck, that's only the Southern half of the Manhattan Island (about 11 sq. miles worth)! The entire city is 305 sq. miles! :D

trackin951
01-13-2009, 12:54 PM
28-800...? This is a real lens? Holy crap. Google image time

trackin951
01-13-2009, 01:00 PM
Turo, I think the WB looks a little too blue in that last one.

Dust Bowl Refugee
01-13-2009, 01:13 PM
Tamron 28-800



What's it like? How often do you get to use it?

LBGChris
01-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Wow Geoff nice handheld shot! I'm assuming you meant 28-80mm? Lol

K1W1
01-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Wow Geoff nice handheld shot! I'm assuming you meant 28-80mm? Lol


You spoiled all the fun. :(

Prospero
01-13-2009, 01:38 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments. I really appreciate it.


WOW Prospero! That's some kick ass shot there.
Just like some shot from Narnia movie.
How / Where did you place your camera/lenses when not in use? Its freezing down there.

Thanks n9nf. I just put my camera in my regular camera bag. I didn't get any problems due to the cold. When focussing with my 17-70 it did make strange scraping noises, though, but besides that it worked fine. The batteries also worked surprisingly well. It seems the batteries in the Nikon can stand the cold much better than the AA batteries I used in my point and shoot years ago.
When taking the camera back inside I did get moisture on the camera, but I don't think it's enough moisture to damage the camera.


come to australia please. i need some help for my crap landscape shots.

Lol. It so happens that I'll be in Australia this summer (so that's your winter) with parents and my sister. I think from the 8th of August I'll be in Sydney, so then I can help you with your landscapes :)




(http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3192768527/)I used HDR to blend 5 exposures, and decided to leave the lens flare intact, rather than clone it out as I in the previous shot. I like this one better overall, but I'm not sure if the lens flare is distracting or if it is ok. Thoughts?


Nice HDR, Turo. I like the lens flare in the picture. I think in thsi case it adds to the picture.

Here's another POTD. Again from France. I did a black and white conversion for a change (but only because I couldn't get the whitebalance right). I kept it dark and made it a bit more contrasty to enhance the athmosphere a bit.

43630

Geoff Chandler
01-13-2009, 02:02 PM
28-800...? This is a real lens? Holy crap. Google image time
Sorry - it was a typo, (just had injections in my wrists) - check the signature - it is supposed to be 28 - 200 (double check I got it right!!)
gone back and edited it ....
sorry all!!

ssil2000
01-13-2009, 05:36 PM
Lol. It so happens that I'll be in Australia this summer (so that's your winter) with parents and my sister. I think from the 8th of August I'll be in Sydney, so then I can help you with your landscapes :)

43630

are you making it to Adelaide by any chance? if you are let us know, DPR and I can catch up with you for a beer or three!

toriaj
01-13-2009, 08:49 PM
It so happens that I'll be in Australia this summer (so that's your winter) with parents and my sister. I think from the 8th of August I'll be in Sydney, so then I can help you with your landscapes :)

Can I come too???? :D

K1W1
01-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Can I come too???? :D

Part of the reason Rooz's landscapes are no good is that there isn't anything decent to photograph in Sydney anyway. All they have is that small series of inlets that they say is a harbour (check out Auckland if you want to see a spectacular harbour or Melbourne or San Francisco if you want to see large harbours), some rusting ironwork they claim is some sort of bridge (as if there aren't far more spectacular higher or longer bridges in Europe) and a half finished building that they are still arguing about 30+ years after it was opened (if you want decent acoustics go to a building that is finished).


Take the Adelaide option. At least you'll get a beer or three for your trouble.

LBGChris
01-13-2009, 11:10 PM
Here's one from today.

Geoff Chandler
01-14-2009, 01:59 AM
Here's one from today.
Is this more or less the same view as the night shot...???
Great view - what about making a pano shot>?

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-14-2009, 02:13 AM
Take the Adelaide option. At least you'll get a beer or three for your trouble.

And you can pretty much guarantee in the backdrop of each landscape will be a church:D (sorry about the aussie humour everyone else)

And Toriaj we're not too proud to learn from you either. Your landscapes are no slouch.I don't know hubby would like us fellas plying you with alcohol though

Aldor88
01-14-2009, 02:35 AM
Just that part makes you think Helsinki is small? Heck, that's only the Southern half of the Manhattan Island (about 11 sq. miles worth)! The entire city is 305 sq. miles! :D
I'll try to get some pics from a high vantage point(high meaning something like the smallest building in that pic ;)) some day to show you what i mean. In global proportions, this is barely a city(got some building older than the US tho :D)

E: oh ye forgot to compliment Prospero on that last pic its just so amazing, perfect exposure. Love the other lanscapes too.

Prospero
01-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Aldor, thanks for the compliment. I really appreciate it.


are you making it to Adelaide by any chance? if you are let us know, DPR and I can catch up with you for a beer or three!

I would really like that, but we are only going down as far as Sydney, where a part of my family is living. That's the reason why we are staying the last week of the vacation in that part of the country (even though there's nothing to photograph there, if I have to believe Kiwi :) ). Anyway, I think Sydney is too far from Adelaide to just go back and forth for three beers - thirsty as though I may be :).

We will start our travels through Australia in Darwin, where we'll visit the Kakadu National Park. Then we'll go down to Alice Springs visting some interesting places on the way. After that we go to Uluru and its surrounding and once we have seen that we take an inland flight to Cairns.
From Cairns we will travel down to Sydney in a campervan, over the course of about two weeks.

And then, just to keep on topic, here's another picture of the day. Took this one when taking the D50 off piste:

43665

Visual Reality
01-14-2009, 02:26 PM
Prospero, there's something on your lens (upper right corner) ;)

Great shot.

K1W1
01-14-2009, 02:37 PM
Anyway, I think Sydney is too far from Adelaide to just go back and forth for three beers - thirsty as though I may be :).


I'm sending this to the border security people. Anybody with that attitude will NOT be allowed into this country it's only 1400km by road from Sydney to Adelaide or about 2 hours flight each way. Most Australians would go that far for one free beer. :D

Prospero
01-14-2009, 03:21 PM
Prospero, there's something on your lens (upper right corner) ;)

Great shot.

Thanks, hadn't noticed that spot yet. It's on my sensor though. I had to remove many spots in my wintersport shots. I should make it a habbit to clean my sensor before I go on vacation, saves a lot of time :)


I'm sending this to the border security people. Anybody with that attitude will NOT be allowed into this country it's only 1400km by road from Sydney to Adelaide or about 2 hours flight each way. Most Australians would go that far for one free beer. :D

If Australians drive that far for one beer, I'm sure I won't have any trouble getting into the country. I'll just bribe the security people with a sixpack :)

erichlund
01-14-2009, 04:27 PM
If Australians drive that far for one beer, I'm sure I won't have any trouble getting into the country. I'll just bribe the security people with a sixpack :)

You would be grossly overpaying. They'd probably carry you in on their shoulders for just the one. Besides, you need the other five for that long drive to Adelaide. :D:eek:

toriaj
01-14-2009, 04:33 PM
Dennis, I love that last one, the colors are so realistic.
Hey now, I can hold my own, DPR :D

GPanda
01-15-2009, 12:59 AM
Greaaaat shot!

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-15-2009, 01:02 AM
Welcome to the forum Gpanda.

jeisner
01-15-2009, 03:00 AM
Gerroa NSW sunset

Nikon D90 + Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 @ f8, 1/1600, ISO 400

http://www.eisner.id.au/Travel/images/lifeguard_tower_sunset.jpg

craigyc
01-15-2009, 03:35 AM
Excellent sunset shot! Is it a lifeguard seat?

Rooz
01-15-2009, 03:37 AM
that is awesome. great job.

jeisner
01-15-2009, 04:14 AM
Excellent sunset shot! Is it a lifeguard seat?

yes lifeguard tower (seat), I want to actually do another on a tripod and run up and actually stand up in the tower looking out to sea ;-) bit staged but I think the sillouette of a person on the tower will look better.. maybe a slightly wider angle too...

Aldor88
01-15-2009, 05:59 AM
Wow Jeisner that's a killer shot!

Heres another shot from gernamy, an abandoned farm house. Im loving the new gradiant filters in Lightroom 2 so excuse the excessive PP.

http://photos.jpgmag.com/1401554_138846_4732c2bd2f_p.jpg

trackin951
01-15-2009, 11:36 AM
Nice shots all, I will play off your sunset picture. I think I may be in need of a southern vacation very soon... Is there an explanation for someone moving from FL to MN??? Not sure.

Off my grandparents 15th floor balcony facing west(obviously). I call this perfection:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3199086597_38a1666a3f.jpg

erichlund
01-15-2009, 12:44 PM
Wow Jeisner that's a killer shot!

Heres another shot from gernamy, an abandoned farm house. Im loving the new gradiant filters in Lightroom 2 so excuse the excessive PP.


That first steps a doozy.

Prospero
01-15-2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks Tori and Gpanda. Gpanda, welcome to the forum.

Joel, Brilliant shot. I love the compostion and colours. I agree with you that a person on the Lifeguard tower might make this picture even more dramatic.

Aldor, I really like that shot. I think the processing is great. It really makes the building stand out.
Trackin, very nice shot. Beautiful sky.

Here's a HDR of my wintersport:

43686

erichlund
01-15-2009, 01:08 PM
In reference to some Cricket photos:


I might have to see if I can find this on T.V. Sometimes I see a listing for it.

If you are going to watch a full test, I recommend beer, in great quantities. :rolleyes:

accord2003
01-16-2009, 07:03 PM
Prospero. great shot again.

Trackin951. great sunset shot.

shot from Puerto Plata

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/3193455880_4a2c6131f0_b.jpg

Rooz
01-16-2009, 07:23 PM
Wow Jeisner that's a killer shot!

Heres another shot from gernamy, an abandoned farm house. Im loving the new gradiant filters in Lightroom 2 so excuse the excessive PP.



great job. i love the PP.

dxrocnxj
01-17-2009, 12:06 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3203439592_7bc17bb65f.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-17-2009, 01:31 AM
Very slick Dylan

trackin951
01-17-2009, 12:52 PM
More with the sunset theme since I have not seen one in 2 months ;)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3199086637_8096036595_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
01-17-2009, 07:48 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/3204384056_2a06ae657b_o.jpg

Slight PP applied to just correct brightness one notch.. Excuse the image size!

Cyberwlf
01-17-2009, 08:31 PM
And now for something a bit more feathered.. :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/3204860147_862b03c970_o.jpg

500mL
01-17-2009, 10:04 PM
A pic taken last summer.
I was looking through my images and found this one unedited in my archives.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3205022363_491d16751b_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 195 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Rooz
01-17-2009, 10:39 PM
wow thats some insane colour in the butterfly shot. love the background especially.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-18-2009, 02:04 AM
Lovelly shot 500ml.

Alien vs predator requiem is on tv tonight. Couldn't resist.

bertbert
01-18-2009, 09:05 AM
Photo taken with a recently acquired D80 and 18-55 VR

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3206160505_15082ff21b.jpg

C&C welcome :)

ANP !!!
01-18-2009, 12:19 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3206718483_8bf0ef153c_b.jpg
fullsize: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3206718483/

Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 220 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: -2 EV
ISO Speed: 1600
Lens : Sigma 70-300

LBGChris
01-18-2009, 04:19 PM
Great pictures guys. Goin through the archives...

tfa8rva
01-19-2009, 07:55 AM
A little cold here recently.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3208143713_4aabc828cb_o.jpg

herc182
01-19-2009, 08:14 AM
A little cold here recently.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3208143713_4aabc828cb_o.jpg

lovely shot but I think its oversaturated. If you tone down the saturation it could look (IMO) a lot more realistic.

herc182
01-19-2009, 08:18 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Turo, nice shot. I like how the post processing of the image strengthens its atmosphere.
ANP, interesting picture. It funny how the two birds seem to be stuck together.
Accord, nice picture. Really like the colours.

Here's another picture from my skiing vacation. The weather wasn't very good when I took this picture, but I still liked how this one came out.

43594


Gerroa NSW sunset

Nikon D90 + Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 @ f8, 1/1600, ISO 400

http://www.eisner.id.au/Travel/images/lifeguard_tower_sunset.jpg

Stunning images....

Prospero, those images from your ski trip are unbelievable...post up some more...loved the B&W one..

tfa8rva
01-19-2009, 08:19 AM
lovely shot but I think its oversaturated. If you tone down the saturation it could look (IMO) a lot more realistic.

Thanks. Yeah.....i knew it was a little over saturated, but i got tired of fooling with it last night. I might give it another go.

herc182
01-19-2009, 08:20 AM
Great pictures guys. Goin through the archives...

Dont take this the wrong way, but IMO as a landscape man myself, it would look better without the lady in there...again, dont take it wrong!

Otherwise, its a stunning shot.

erichlund
01-19-2009, 08:28 AM
lovely shot but I think its oversaturated. If you tone down the saturation it could look (IMO) a lot more realistic.

Personally, I like it. I also like the overall softness as it drifts into the background. The colors give it a sort of idealic look, something like a Thomas Kinkade painting.

Not all photographs have to shoot for journalistic realism. A photograph is art, and the photographer can choose what to put on display.

tfa8rva
01-19-2009, 08:39 AM
Personally, I like it. I also like the overall softness as it drifts into the background. The colors give it a sort of idealic look, something like a Thomas Kinkade painting.

You nailed it. Almost like it was done with water colors.......thanks.

K1W1
01-19-2009, 01:17 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3212308484_8f58edbecb_b.jpg

Edit: Dust bunnies be gone!

AtlPikMan
01-19-2009, 01:38 PM
A couple from this weekends Autorama...
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/AtlPikMan/D300/Autorama09/DSC_5172.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/AtlPikMan/D300/Autorama09/DSC_5261.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/AtlPikMan/D300/Autorama09/DSC_5276.jpg

trackin951
01-20-2009, 09:00 AM
jeisner Great shot! Where was that taken?

And another sunset...

Tampa, FL

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3199086713_9f9792e824_b.jpg

herc182
01-20-2009, 09:38 AM
A photograph is art, and the photographer can choose what to put on display.

Hence why I put "IMO"

Cyberwlf
01-20-2009, 10:11 AM
The local hangout... :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3438/3213259262_5ab71b367c_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3212414121_c41468a7b8_o.jpg

D300+18-200VR used for this one

erichlund
01-20-2009, 12:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by erichlund
A photograph is art, and the photographer can choose what to put on display.

From herc182:
Hence why I put "IMO"

True, but it's where you put "IMO". Your exact words:
lovely shot but I think its oversaturated. If you tone down the saturation it could look (IMO) a lot more realistic.

I'm just wordsmithing here, to try and explain why I'm confused by your response. This says that, in your opinion, it could look a lot more realistic. Actually, in fact, it would look a lot more realistic (But, perhaps that was not the intent of the photographer). But, your words only indicate that it's your opinion that reducing the saturation may make the photo look more realistic. If this is what you meant to say, then my only comment is, you are correct, it would make the photo more realistic, as would some sharpening.

Perhaps what you meant to say was that, in your opinion, reducing the saturation to make it look more realistic (a fact) would be better (an opinion). I'm not saying that's what you meant to say, but if it is, that's certainly a fair choice. Each of us has our own sensibilities about what looks good, and I accept that. We then have a different point of conversation. In that case, I accept the photographers choice on artistic license alone.

K1W1
01-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Three years on since the last fires.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/3210819984_2dbb4c8f18_b.jpg

500mL
01-20-2009, 10:41 PM
A purely accidental shot. I meant to take a shot of them feeding on the snow but something made them fly frantically away and towards me as I pressed the shutter. Nevertheless, it came out interestingly cool :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3214830298_7c225e5237_o.jpg

XaiLo
01-20-2009, 10:49 PM
That is cool almost looks IR.

herc182
01-20-2009, 10:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by erichlund
A photograph is art, and the photographer can choose what to put on display.

From herc182:
Hence why I put "IMO"

True, but it's where you put "IMO". Your exact words:
lovely shot but I think its oversaturated. If you tone down the saturation it could look (IMO) a lot more realistic.

I'm just wordsmithing here, to try and explain why I'm confused by your response. This says that, in your opinion, it could look a lot more realistic. Actually, in fact, it would look a lot more realistic (But, perhaps that was not the intent of the photographer). But, your words only indicate that it's your opinion that reducing the saturation may make the photo look more realistic. If this is what you meant to say, then my only comment is, you are correct, it would make the photo more realistic, as would some sharpening.

Perhaps what you meant to say was that, in your opinion, reducing the saturation to make it look more realistic (a fact) would be better (an opinion). I'm not saying that's what you meant to say, but if it is, that's certainly a fair choice. Each of us has our own sensibilities about what looks good, and I accept that. We then have a different point of conversation. In that case, I accept the photographers choice on artistic license alone.

Holy crap you need to take more photos!

No wonder me and my girlfriend have so many arguments if I have that much going on in my sentences...!

herc182
01-20-2009, 11:00 PM
A purely accidental shot. I meant to take a shot of them feeding on the snow but something made them fly frantically away and towards me as I pressed the shutter. Nevertheless, it came out interestingly cool :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3214830298_7c225e5237_o.jpg

sometimes the accidental ones are the best! QUality shot. Love that some of them are blurred and a few in focus... love it

rawpaw18
01-21-2009, 03:48 AM
Holy crap you need to take more photos!

No wonder me and my girlfriend have so many arguments if I have that much going on in my sentences...!

Funny! Get that all the time,
ME - "I did not say that honey",
Wife - "but you implied it when you did not say this...."

You would think it gets better with time but....

500ML Fantastic accident!

Richard love those trees against the sky
you been using a LR 2.2 treatment on most of your skys lately?

philwojo
01-21-2009, 07:15 AM
Ok, here is one I took from over the weekend at the Chicago Bulls game. I was lucky enough to be 11 rows off the floor, to bad I was directly behind the hoop and that blocked a lot of good shots.

http://www.philwojo.com/images/benny.flag.2.jpg

D50, Nikkor 70-300mm VR, F5 at 1/200, ISO 1600 set to Auto, 170mm.

No PP done other than to resize for here. CC welcome and maybe I'll post some others from the game.

Phil

Turo
01-21-2009, 08:57 AM
Nice shots, K1W1. I especially like the one with the rusted chain!


A purely accidental shot. I meant to take a shot of them feeding on the snow but something made them fly frantically away and towards me as I pressed the shutter. Nevertheless, it came out interestingly cool :)

I like it!!!




D50, Nikkor 70-300mm VR, F5 at 1/200, ISO 1600 set to Auto, 170mm.

No PP done other than to resize for here. CC welcome and maybe I'll post some others from the game.


Wow, really? I can't get ISO 1600 to look that clean with all that black area in the shot! I know resizing the image helps, but still, not bad for a D50! Nice job

Turo
01-21-2009, 10:51 AM
I snapped this one in a subway in Manhattan. I didn't have a tripod so I pressed the camera against a column and held it there in order to get the 1/3 sec shutter speed to look sharp. I liked how you could still see the "B" in the train :D.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/3208080823_79e0c5ab10_b.jpg

flickr link (http://flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3208080823/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-22-2009, 01:49 AM
Three words Turo - Rear curtain sync

No offence intended I love it as you've done it too:)

herc182
01-22-2009, 04:28 AM
fantastic shot Turo....

love it

Prospero
01-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Turo, nice shot. I love the colours.
500ml, I love your picture. I love the way you captured the motion in the picture. The motion blur on some of the birds, while the other birds are still sharp makes the picture very dynamic.
Phil, that's indeed quite impressive for ISO1600 on the D50. But then, if you nail the exposure, like you did in this picture, even the D50 can give rather clean results at high ISO. Nice shot.

Phil, thanks for your comment about my wintersports shots. Here's one more.

43833

philwojo
01-22-2009, 09:51 AM
Thanks guys, I think I got totally lucky to be honest. I was 11 rows up off the court, but I think that the black being so good was due to the fact that people were standing up in front of me. I think I was shooting between them to get "Benny the Bull" in the shot. So I think they were much closer to me and therefore made the blacks look really good.

Phil

ANP !!!
01-22-2009, 12:34 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3218783408_716606a730.jpg
fullsize: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3218783408/

D40
ISO200
1/60sec
f5.6
300mm

K1W1
01-22-2009, 02:31 PM
I have never seen a Koala in a pine tree before but he seemed happy.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3211897881_253759c05b_b.jpg

TNB
01-22-2009, 06:46 PM
Cool bird shot (only went back a few pages).

Aren't most Koalas happy? I thought they pretty much got "high" all day long. ;)

Here's a sample photo from this past Saturday. Handheld with a slow-shutter speed. I also took a few bee shots but used the Canon G10 for those macro shots. :eek:

K1W1
01-22-2009, 07:23 PM
[QUOTE=TNB;354460 I thought they pretty much got "high" all day long. ;)
[/QUOTE]

Not when they are in pine trees. That would be like you being happy in the middle of the Sahara with no food. :D

TNB
01-22-2009, 11:23 PM
Not when they are in pine trees. That would be like you being happy in the middle of the Sahara with no food. :D
So basically they would be unhappy because they didn't have their stash. :p

K1W1
01-23-2009, 01:56 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3336/3211669427_1b0bb30f4b_b.jpg

achuang
01-23-2009, 04:09 AM
Nice panning shot TNB. I'll post 2 shots since they're both stitched panoramas, one for today and one for tomorrow. First one is at RJ Hamer Arboretum (Kiwi will be familiar with this area). Second is in the Grampians at Beroka lookout. Both shots are 4 shots stitched together and handheld 2 stop ND grad.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3214486574_76d6b5c68c_o.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/3214486422_817af34762_o.jpg

Turo
01-23-2009, 07:33 AM
Three words Turo - Rear curtain sync

No offence intended I love it as you've done it too:)

Hehe no offense taken, you are absolutely right! I thought about doing it but I did not have the time to adjust camera settings because I had to catch that exact train, and I was in a big hurry. So, no flash used for that one :)

Nice panoramas, achuang!!! I bet they would make some GREAT posters!

500mL
01-23-2009, 09:40 AM
Nice panning shot TNB. I'll post 2 shots since they're both stitched panoramas, one for today and one for tomorrow. First one is at RJ Hamer Arboretum (Kiwi will be familiar with this area). Second is in the Grampians at Beroka lookout. Both shots are 4 shots stitched together and handheld 2 stop ND grad.


Nice panos! What program did you use to stitch them? I'm still relying on the Canon photo stitching program.

Thanks everyone for commenting on my birds shot :) I'm considering making a poster size print. What's an ideal poster size dimension?

Prospero
01-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Nice shots everyone.
TNB, great panning (as usual).
K1W1, love you Koala shot. Makes me look forward to my vacation to Australia.
Andrew. Great panoramas. I really like the colour in the first one. In the second one, the sky look great. The small size makes it a bit difficult to fully appreciate the detail of the panoramas, though.
500ml, provided you don't look at it from to close, I think you could go to a a width of about 50-70 cm. That should be large enough to make a nice poster :)

LBGChris
01-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Here's 1 of many I got this week on my trip to San Diego...

T06
01-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Part of the reason Rooz's landscapes are no good is that there isn't anything decent to photograph in Sydney anyway. All they have is that small series of inlets that they say is a harbour (check out Auckland if you want to see a spectacular harbour or Melbourne or San Francisco if you want to see large harbours), some rusting ironwork they claim is some sort of bridge (as if there aren't far more spectacular higher or longer bridges in Europe) and a half finished building that they are still arguing about 30+ years after it was opened (if you want decent acoustics go to a building that is finished).


Take the Adelaide option. At least you'll get a beer or three for your trouble.

Now that there's the money shot.:D:D:D

achuang
01-23-2009, 02:20 PM
I stitched them with Photoshop CS3, and it did a pretty good job. Only needed the slightest blending of the joins between the individual photos. I agree prospero, it would look better larger except flickr free accounts limit the width to 1024 pixels, and i've created actions in photoshop that automatically do it to 800 wide, I can change it though. I'll upload the 2 again through the forum so there's no size limit.

Rooz
01-23-2009, 02:22 PM
they look great andrew. where the stitching function in cs3 ?

toriaj
01-23-2009, 02:24 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3336/3211669427_1b0bb30f4b_b.jpg
K1W1, I love this shot, it looks just the way I'd imagined it would look (NZ right, don't be mad at me. :rolleyes:) Makes me want to be there!

ANP !!!
01-23-2009, 02:37 PM
Huge trees K1W1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3218763984_0741e9d36c.jpg
fullsize: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3218763984/

Turo
01-23-2009, 03:52 PM
That's what I need, a Nikon plant like ANP!!! has. Just imagine how much cheaper it would be to grow your own lenses instead of buying them!

Rooz
01-23-2009, 05:39 PM
My Town
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3475/3221687048_9fa290c7dc_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3220903183_3d0ee6dd66_b.jpg

500mL
01-23-2009, 06:51 PM
I stitched them with Photoshop CS3, and it did a pretty good job. Only needed the slightest blending of the joins between the individual photos. I agree prospero, it would look better larger except flickr free accounts limit the width to 1024 pixels, and i've created actions in photoshop that automatically do it to 800 wide, I can change it though. I'll upload the 2 again through the forum so there's no size limit.

Oh nice! I've tried using CS3 one time but it didn't align my images that well. But that could've been me when I took the photos initially. Did you use a tripod to take these as well? I'll try going down to Battery Park this weekend to capture a pano and hopefully it won't be too frigid.

Rooz, your town is a place I want to visit. Maybe next year :rolleyes: I have a cousin somewhere there :)

500mL
01-23-2009, 06:56 PM
My town :)

Exposure: 0.5 sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 1000

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3365/3214828110_82222de7db_o.jpg

Rooz
01-23-2009, 06:59 PM
lol thats great that you posted that after mine. what a difference in climate huh ? its 40degC here at the moment. bloody hot day.

achuang
01-23-2009, 07:13 PM
they look great andrew. where the stitching function in cs3 ?

Looks like you already found it by the looks of those two panos. But for anyone else go to File->Automate->Photomerge

I think it's done a pretty good job, the older photoshop versions didn't do quite so well. I used to use the canon photostitch software too, but it did really well on these. All the shots were handheld, I find it easier than doing it on my tripod since the ball head I have doesn't have a panning function, it just unlocks the whole thing.

Rooz
01-23-2009, 07:18 PM
yepp. found it. :)

K1W1
01-23-2009, 07:26 PM
My Town


See what I mean. Nothing to photograph. :)

K1W1
01-23-2009, 07:28 PM
First one is at RJ Hamer Arboretum (Kiwi will be familiar with this area).

Yep, been there (it's about 10km from home).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/3141082754_b5c94e9ede_b.jpg

K1W1
01-23-2009, 07:40 PM
K1W1, I love this shot, it looks just the way I'd imagined it would look (NZ right, don't be mad at me. :rolleyes:) Makes me want to be there!

That's the Strathbogie State Forest in central Victoria, Australia and they are Eculatypts (trees).

This is a typical NZ forest. Well it was in 1977 or there abouts.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/3156967935_898fd456ae.jpg

r3g
01-23-2009, 08:28 PM
^ that makes me sad :(

Rooz
01-24-2009, 02:12 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/3222404656_ffe7e223fb_o.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 05:06 AM
Lovely image Rooz, the white of the butterfly stands out well withthe colour of the flowers, background nicely out of focus.
Hard shot to nail - well done!
(Sorry if I am missing people out - so many shots on so many threads to keep up with!!)

Aldor88
01-24-2009, 07:10 AM
Great panos guys! got to try some myslef :).

LBGChris
01-24-2009, 11:03 AM
Final Goodbyes...

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 11:07 AM
K1W1 - have you thought about restoring that old 1977 shot...?

Well - I had an hour or so free time today - so I got the camera out and basically just played around a little...
This shot - hanging out my bathroom window - is the view looking through the rooftops towards Croydon (in the background) taken at 200mm on my Tamron 28 - 200
(I might post another like this tomorrow...)

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 11:25 AM
Final Goodbyes...
I like this - kind of poignant (not sure of spelling)
Was this guy genuinly just playing at dusk on a beach??
makes a great photo!

LBGChris
01-24-2009, 11:34 AM
thanks geoff, really like your rooftop image, it's so crisp and clean. He was playing at a funeral on the beach and in the end he stepped in the water and began to play.

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 11:53 AM
I think that Bagpipes in the sea shot could be a framer - you would need to slightly straighten the skyline and fiddle a little - but essentially this is a superb image.

K1W1
01-24-2009, 12:39 PM
K1W1 - have you thought about restoring that old 1977 shot...?

Tell me how I have hundreds of them.

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Tell me how I have hundreds of them.
Well - it depends... I thought this was one lone photo from that time.
If they are not yet scanned, it is a HUGE task - I am gradually scanning all my old photos - a little at a time - but if they are already on the Computer - I think you can batch adjust photos - though I never have found out how.
...Hmm

ANP !!!
01-24-2009, 12:53 PM
fullsize: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3194705496/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3399/3194705496_f81a3cce72_b.jpg


Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV

K1W1
01-24-2009, 01:40 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3336/3223719092_75ce54acc7_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 02:55 PM
Almost perfect photo - really good freezing of the motion, tack sharp
nicely exposed - shame the ball didn't quite make - but I guess you can't always have everything...

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-24-2009, 02:59 PM
My Town
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3220903183_3d0ee6dd66_b.jpg

Judging from your lens budget Rooz, is that a shot from your front yard?;)

500mL
01-24-2009, 03:25 PM
Today was sunny, but it was frigid :(
It never stopped me to take a shot of this little fella in Central Park

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/3223924100_761fb769d6_o.jpg

Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 200

DownByFive
01-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Got bored and walked down to the National Zoo this afternoon...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3528/3223182671_bcd459f62a_b.jpg

Nikon D300
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
1/250 sec
185mm
f/5.6
ISO 640

Geoff Chandler
01-24-2009, 04:32 PM
Got bored and walked down to the National Zoo this afternoon...

Nikon D300
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
1/250 sec
185mm
f/5.6
ISO 640

Great shot - nice colour and exposure, well captured in motion!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-24-2009, 04:43 PM
My town, 40C (104F) predicted for a few days next week.

KayGee
01-24-2009, 05:16 PM
Hello all!

Been keeping up with this thread since around August 08', that's when I got the D80. Man oh man, you guys/gals are awesome! Several times a day I check-in, and I'm amazed again.

You have no idea..., well maybe you do, of the abundance of knowledge I've sponged off of this thread. Many thanks.

Been meaning to post an image, but I'm I can't figure it out.:confused:

Karen

Rooz
01-24-2009, 05:28 PM
welcome karen. will you be poisting images from a website, (ie: flickr), or directly from your computer ?

Rooz
01-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Judging from your lens budget Rooz, is that a shot from your front yard?;)

lol not quite. i'll do a pano of that one day.

K1W1
01-24-2009, 05:42 PM
My town, 40C (104F) predicted for a few days next week.


At least she's not texting while driving. The skin cancer will only kill her not somebody else as well. :)

rawpaw18
01-24-2009, 06:25 PM
DPR Your subject seems overexposed

Rooz
01-24-2009, 06:28 PM
DPR Your subject seems overexposed

i beg to differ

K1W1
01-24-2009, 07:27 PM
BTW.

DPR did you get her to sit up and sign a model release? :p

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-24-2009, 08:03 PM
LOL K1W1, yeah after she took her top off.:p

Seriously I would have asked before taking her photo but I had the kids with me and didn't want them to see daddy being a prat. So no model realease this time. Bad form I know but there you have it.

She's relatively covered up and anonymous so I figured it was probably ok. Still concerned by the whole camera on the beach ethics thing.

tfa8rva
01-24-2009, 09:24 PM
LOL K1W1, yeah after she took her top off.:p

Seriously I would have asked before taking her photo but I had the kids with me and didn't want them to see daddy being a prat. So no model realease this time. Bad form I know but there you have it.

She's relatively covered up and anonymous so I figured it was probably ok. Still concerned by the whole camera on the beach ethics thing.

That's a great capture DPR. Looks like great beach fun. -3 Celsius here right now, and I'm jealous.

tfa8rva
01-24-2009, 09:26 PM
A quaint little fishing town up the road a ways from me.

Reedville
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3223450951_ccd41db572_o.jpg

N.C.F.
01-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Time for my monthly return to DCR as I tend to forget about thee :(

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3224587568_7c60aa3e41_b.jpg

K1W1
01-24-2009, 10:59 PM
Time for my monthly return to DCR as I tend to forget about thee :(


I love that shot and the way you have treated it.
I wish there was a thumbs up smilie.

Rooz
01-24-2009, 11:30 PM
LOL K1W1, yeah after she took her top off.:p

Seriously I would have asked before taking her photo but I had the kids with me and didn't want them to see daddy being a prat. So no model realease this time. Bad form I know but there you have it.

She's relatively covered up and anonymous so I figured it was probably ok. Still concerned by the whole camera on the beach ethics thing.

great shot buddy.

K1W1
01-25-2009, 01:00 AM
Still concerned by the whole camera on the beach ethics thing.

She is in a public place and in Australia if you are in a public place you have no right to privacy. Legally you could have sat there and taken 200 shots of her and she couldn't do anything about it. Of course if she had a Hells Angel boyfriend a very long zoom and camouflage would have been the order of the day. :)
Morally, it's up to you.

Rooz
01-25-2009, 02:13 AM
pffftttt morals. screw that...(so to speak)

K1W1
01-25-2009, 03:51 AM
Guys I've seen these so called panoramas appearing from places north and really, IMO they are rather wimpy. :)
Try standing 10 feet from a Mountain Ash that is several hundred feet tall then taking 18 vertical shots HAND HELD and see what happens. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3225320214_143a4d7413_b.jpg

Now if you really want to see something try the full size (3124 x 9129 pixels) version - link here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3225320214_d52e981bfe_o.jpg).

rawpaw18
01-25-2009, 04:30 AM
Viewing large helps, about 1/3 of the way down on the left
there is a leaf that did not line up. :) jkg

rawpaw18
01-25-2009, 04:31 AM
a quaint little fishing town up the road a ways from me.

Reedville


fan-freaking-tastic!

Geoff Chandler
01-25-2009, 11:28 AM
Guys I've seen these so called panoramas appearing from places north and really, IMO they are rather wimpy. :)
Try standing 10 feet from a Mountain Ash that is several hundred feet tall then taking 18 vertical shots HAND HELD and see what happens. :D

Now if you really want to see something try the full size (3124 x 9129 pixels) version - link here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3225320214_d52e981bfe_o.jpg).
Awesome image - which stitching program did you use...?

K1W1
01-25-2009, 12:57 PM
which stitching program did you use...?

The old standby - Canon Photostich. I was going to use CS2 but couldn't be bothered when Photostitch is basically a one click solution.

K1W1
01-25-2009, 12:58 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3224398347_8818b9fb91_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
01-25-2009, 01:09 PM
The old standby - Canon Photostich. I was going to use CS2 but couldn't be bothered when Photostitch is basically a one click solution.
Did you tidy it up afterwards?...we have Canon Photostitch and even a fairly simple pano requires repairs where bits don't marry up..:rolleyes:

K1W1
01-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Did you tidy it up afterwards?...

As far as lining things up, no.
I did go back to Lightroom and lightened some of the darkness at the bottom (metered off the top) and then CS2 for the frame thing.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-25-2009, 01:29 PM
Beautiful shot K1W1.

Sticking with my recent post here's another time I went to a public place and photographed a bird.:)

Geoff Chandler
01-25-2009, 01:41 PM
K1W1 (next shot) - let me guess - the invisible man forgets to remove his shoes...???
:D :D :D :eek:

KayGee
01-25-2009, 01:42 PM
Rooz

Thanks for replying. From my PC, and I'm new to this kind of thing, but here's my Shutterly site.

http://kaygeephotography.shutterfly.com/

K1W1
01-25-2009, 02:25 PM
I can't see any immediate way of copying a URL from Shutterfly. The options appear to be to download your photo or get it printed.
You may want to look a a free account some where like Flickr where you can put images that you want to display on places like this. The other option would be to upload the image to this site for display.

KayGee
01-25-2009, 02:47 PM
I can't see any immediate way of copying a URL from Shutterfly. The options appear to be to download your photo or get it printed.
You may want to look a a free account some where like Flickr where you can put images that you want to display on places like this. The other option would be to upload the image to this site for display.

I did the latter.

K1W1
01-25-2009, 02:51 PM
So did you click on the paper clip icon and upload a file from your PC?
If so take note of the maximum file size. You might have to make the file smaller before you upload it. A good free program for that is Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com).

tfa8rva
01-25-2009, 03:10 PM
fan-freaking-tastic!

Thanks Rich.........Being near the Chesapeake Bay, I'm sure you see these kinds of places up your way too.

TNB
01-25-2009, 04:37 PM
DPR,
I agree with the over exposure comment on that one photo. It looks to me like she could have used some lotion. ;)

tfa8,
Like the photo. Reminds of a movie where they made the one guy jump from pole to pole during some martial arts training.

Didn't really go back any farther than DPR's photo... What else can I say. Here's one of my photos from yesterday morning. Afterwords, a few of us local "Flickr" members had a BBQ at a nearby state park and then back to were I took the following photo.

N.C.F.
01-25-2009, 06:56 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3227598114_e586582179_b.jpg

accord2003
01-25-2009, 07:12 PM
NCF

very cute picture of the dog. nicely done.

TNB

Those rocks are stunning. I was in Vegas last summer. I missed the opportunity :(

DPR

Nice picture. I am sure if you yelled over for permission. She would have stood up and said "yes" :D

accord2003
01-25-2009, 07:14 PM
Another Beach Shot. C&C welcome. thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/3219529656_b1e72d2d11_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-25-2009, 07:43 PM
Wow NCF & Accord. That polariser makes for lovelly green on blue action.

This one's had significant retouching.

K1W1
01-25-2009, 08:08 PM
You need to level up the bird bath. :D:D

LBGChris
01-25-2009, 08:15 PM
Great pics guys!

Feel like the beach shot is a tad overexposed, maybe try to get a little texture in the sand?

Wanted to post this "trio" of gorilla pictures!

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-25-2009, 09:18 PM
You need to level up the bird bath. :D:D

Thanks mate - done

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-25-2009, 09:53 PM
It's a lot easier to shoot thinking you'll clone the trees out later than it is to do it:(

rawpaw18
01-26-2009, 03:27 AM
Thanks Rich.........Being near the Chesapeake Bay, I'm sure you see these kinds of places up your way too.

Lots of great opportunities over here, just need to work on my eye, composition, timing, and now you want to make me throw HDR in the mix.

Rooz
01-26-2009, 03:54 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3227598114_e586582179_b.jpg

love this shot.


Another Beach Shot. C&C welcome. thanks



insane colour ! i love it


It's a lot easier to shoot thinking you'll clone the trees out later than it is to do it:(

nice composition mate.

Sugar Fix

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3360/3228591212_4f4e9f7783_o.jpg

First Kiss

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3416/3228590582_c92af4ab49_o.jpg

Mmmmmmm...sticks !

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3305/3228591442_5b1bc54e06_o.jpg

(and not a sleeve in sight Rich !!) :p

TheWengler
01-26-2009, 09:42 AM
NCF, wonderful shot.

N.C.F.
01-26-2009, 10:36 AM
Thanks all.

Rooz, absolutely adorable shots. "First Kiss" made me want to be a kid again.

LBGChris
01-26-2009, 11:09 AM
haha I love those!

NCF that is an excellent dog shot! Definitely magazine material!

Here's my weird contribution of the day...

Aldor88
01-26-2009, 12:02 PM
haha I love those!

NCF that is an excellent dog shot! Definitely magazine material!

Here's my weird contribution of the day... I like it, was it taken with the 55-200 or 70-300vr?

Stoller
01-26-2009, 07:41 PM
http://mnt-publishing.smugmug.com/photos/461659577_QkV8N-XL.jpg

D300, 24-70, hdr

accord2003
01-26-2009, 07:52 PM
Thanks DPR, Rooz and LBGChris. You are right. It does seem to be a tad overexpose at the buttom.

Rooz

Those pictures are sweet. you can't get any better than that. great shots!!

K1W1
01-26-2009, 08:18 PM
Stoller

Is that Bodie?

LBGChris
01-26-2009, 11:41 PM
It's the 70-300. I use it for all my zoo shots. Gets nice and close!

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-27-2009, 03:14 AM
"First Kiss" made me want to be a kid again.

Thats because you've forgotten how much slobber there is in a kiss at that age.:D

Lovelly shots Rooz but not wanting to call you a liar but isn't that the second first kiss on this thread?

K1W1
01-27-2009, 03:19 AM
Lovelly shots Rooz but not wanting to call you a liar but isn't that the second first kiss on this thread?

Had the same thoughts. :D

I notice that she may have got a kiss but there is no way she was getting the keys to either car. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-27-2009, 03:21 AM
Keys to the car - time to teach Lukas about contracts.:D

Vgonman
01-27-2009, 04:11 AM
Okay folks,

After seeing all the great work you guys do, I'm a little intimidated, but here goes.

I did sharpen the house and pump up the contrast a little in post.

Let me know what you think...

http://www.vgonman.com/images/fotog/reflected%20sunset%20crop.jpg

Exif as follows
----------------
Model NIKON D90
Lens Tamron 18-270
Focal Length 18mm (35mm equivalent - 27mm)
F-Number F3.5
Exposure Program Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings 800
Shutter Speed Value 0.5 sec
Aperture Value F3.5
Exposure Bias Value 1 EV
Metering Mode Multi-segment
Light Source Unknown
Flash Flash did not fire
Exposure Mode Auto exposure
White Balance Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio 1
Scene Capture Type Standard

Rooz
01-27-2009, 04:18 AM
welcome to the forum.
pretty good for handholding at 0.5s. contrast looks fine to me. did you do some cloning above the house ?

Rooz
01-27-2009, 04:21 AM
Thats because you've forgotten how much slobber there is in a kiss at that age.:D

Lovelly shots Rooz but not wanting to call you a liar but isn't that the second first kiss on this thread?


Had the same thoughts. :D

I notice that she may have got a kiss but there is no way she was getting the keys to either car. :D

where's the cache is a title called "second kiss" ?!? :confused::p

speaking of cars...
50/1.4@ 1.8 SOOC

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/462753989_ERnkZ-XL.jpg

Aldor88
01-27-2009, 04:23 AM
Not really sure why I like this photo, but i do :). Also from Germany, Stuttgart trainstation.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3339/3230592553_fbf737779a_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-27-2009, 04:27 AM
Off to a good start Vgonman. I like the topic. Without a tripod you've done well.

Beaut image Rooz, I wish my cheapo 50/1.8 was up to that stuff. I really don't like it below F/4.

Another zoo shot. I'll try and make it the last lion.

Rooz
01-27-2009, 04:34 AM
damn thats a stunning shot. could do with some sharpening mind you, but wow...thats a framer for sure. one of the best big cat shots i've seen since i've been posting here. put a little more work into it and hang it on the damn wall !

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-27-2009, 04:49 AM
She's fine full size but lost the sharpening on downsizing for posting.

Was a bit soft and very blue but came good in post (full size). I hadn't been thinking of printing but I will now. Thanks for the compliment btw.