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dxrocnxj
03-27-2009, 03:52 PM
1/50s
f/4
iso 600
exposure comp +3

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3390294408_69722a4baa.jpg

I know there's a lot of dead space but i think it makes the more lit part much more prominent.

:)

AtlPikMan
03-27-2009, 04:28 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3392006518_87f4437869_b.jpg

Rooz
03-27-2009, 05:00 PM
absoluetely beautiful; apart from the watermark.

Rooz
03-27-2009, 07:11 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/3391389400_d480c85a30_o.jpg

mmp121
03-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Working for NASA specifically? Or a contractor? I'm from the Huntsville, Al area so I have all too much first hand work with NASA. Been in front of that building a handful of times.

Here's my shot from the launch, taken a few miles off the coast of Florida.

N.C.F.

I'm a contractor for NASA. I'm down here in Florida for a few weeks of work.

I'll be posting more from my trip down here, and hopefully time permitting taking more "casual" shots as I learn more and more about my new D90.

mmp121
03-27-2009, 08:41 PM
A moonlit night off Cocoa Beach, FL. I love the way the beams of moonlight pierce through the clouds.

3 seconds
3.5
ISO - 1600

RED_Partizan
03-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Cool moonlight shot there.

We had a snowstorm in Nuuk today and I got a few shots in. I always like this little when I pass it by. Too bad I couldn't get further away from it

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3391783610_eb477502f0_o.jpg

herc182
03-28-2009, 01:30 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/3391389400_d480c85a30_o.jpg

FAntastic portrait...great eyes and smile

Phill D
03-28-2009, 01:48 AM
I agree Rooz that is a seriously good portrait. Did you do any other PP than B&W conversion? It would be nice to see the colour version too.

AtlPikMan
03-28-2009, 02:20 AM
absoluetely beautiful; apart from the watermark.

Thanks, I decided to do a re-edit and move the mark.

Rooz
03-28-2009, 02:58 AM
I agree Rooz that is a seriously good portrait. Did you do any other PP than B&W conversion? It would be nice to see the colour version too.

thanks. they are actually shot in B&W and tinted in-camera aswell believe it or not. i cloned a water bottle out on the far right of frame.

Classic96
03-28-2009, 07:43 AM
Great portrait Rooz!

I shot my friends new Hyundai Genesis Coupe last night. Pretty nice car. RWD and turbo. It's the track package with the Brembo brakes and LSD. Plans are big turbo, fuel system upgrades and about 450whp by summer. Going to do a full on shoot later this week.

D200 w/28-70@f/7.1 2sec ISO100
2 SB-800

http://www.stillframesbynick.com/photos/500311642_DUrXf-L.jpg

Camerajunkie
03-28-2009, 10:55 AM
Rooz, she has lint on her sleeve.

K1W1
03-28-2009, 03:35 PM
You can always tell when the Dogwoods are in flower.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3393623190_6b0e668ac4_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
55-200VR

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-28-2009, 04:29 PM
K1W1 - Love the upside down manual. I hadn't thought about how that would look, putting a dark shoulder in front of a bright lake, interesting.

Like the new signature K1W1.

K1W1
03-29-2009, 03:57 AM
Blame Rooz. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3625/3394948678_34b35b5484_o.jpg

rawpaw18
03-29-2009, 04:34 AM
That one is just awesome^^

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-29-2009, 06:06 AM
Ermm don't know how to tell you this K1W1, but you've got soot in your landscape.

r3g
03-29-2009, 09:55 AM
Nice one K1W1. Almost looks like a painting

ANP !!!
03-29-2009, 01:06 PM
Amazing shots KIWI.

mmp121
03-29-2009, 03:07 PM
Is this a result of the fires in Australia? Its an amazing shot.

Rooz
03-29-2009, 03:15 PM
excellent rich. shows the morid desolation and death of the event. imo it conveys the theme perfectly.

K1W1
03-29-2009, 03:58 PM
I know I'm becoming an apologist for Lightroom but really it was about four clicks.
Convert to B&W
Apply one of the the Matt Kloskowski soft focus Presets
Apply a vignette
Upload to Flickr

It reminds me of one of those WW1 images of Passendale or the Somme.

BTW: It was taken as a jpeg as well. :-)

ssil2000
03-29-2009, 05:51 PM
wow kiwi, great photo. its a good thing you are a good photographer cause your camera is rubbish!

TheKoopaBros
03-29-2009, 06:12 PM
Finally a good sunny spring day.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3555/3396658636_00f72297bb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3396658636/)

A little dark, but I like the detail I got on the wasp and the daisy.

Manual focus
1/4000
f/5.6
55mm
250 iso
+1/3 EV (that would explain the darkness)

Would you guys recommend brighting it up in a digital art program like Gimp, or keep it as is?

r3g
03-29-2009, 07:16 PM
-________-;


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3657/3397415276_72e8d8df68_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3397415276/)

K1W1
03-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Reggie I was wearing a Triumph T shirt yesterday when I was out riding so that's a great photo. :D

P.S. Some strobist info would help people like me who can't figure these things out properly.

K1W1
03-29-2009, 07:38 PM
wow kiwi, great photo. its a good thing you are a good photographer cause your camera is rubbish!


My head is swelling as I type. :D :D

r3g
03-29-2009, 07:44 PM
Thanks guys. Click the picture or click HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3397415276/) for Strobist info and setup shots.

Actaeon
03-29-2009, 08:05 PM
Thanks guys. Click the picture or click HERE (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3657/3397415276_72e8d8df68_o.jpg) for Strobist info and setup shots.

Your link is broken!

r3g
03-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Woops.. FIXED! :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3397415276/

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-30-2009, 04:26 AM
A little dark, but I like the detail I got on the wasp and the daisy.

Manual focus
1/4000
f/5.6
55mm
250 iso
+1/3 EV (that would explain the darkness)

Would you guys recommend brighting it up in a digital art program like Gimp, or keep it as is?

Not dark on my monitor. In fact I think the exposure is just right. Good shot.

+1/3 EV means it's a tad lighter than the camera thought it should be. It'd have to be - something to be darker.

Rooz
03-30-2009, 04:40 AM
Would you guys recommend brighting it up in a digital art program like Gimp, or keep it as is?

yes, i think it could do with a bit of work. crop, brighten, sharpen.

erichlund
03-30-2009, 07:10 AM
That forest reminds me of the overplanted forests near Nottingham in England. Of course, the Nottingham forest would have been mostly Oak, before the British Navy had their way with it.

Do you know if it grew naturally that way, or was it replanted after a clearcut?

Prospero
03-30-2009, 08:15 AM
Rooz & Prospero - thanks for the C&C.

And to Pro, will take note on that blue next time. Its just that its my fav. colour. So at times I do make it more saturated. BTW Pro. Nice neighbourhood you got there. It seems that theres two elements that'r moving. The cars & tat blue sky. Awesome pic. Nice border too. Well laid.

Thanks for your comments, n9nf.
If you like your picture that way, then by all means keep the blue like that :). I sometimes tend to do the same thing with the reds in my pictures.

Here's another picture. I took this one with the Kiron 105 f/2.8 at f/2.5 (using full manual mode of course :) ). Now that spring has come to the Netherlands, it's finally possible to do some macro photography again.

45261

scottman_00
03-30-2009, 10:39 AM
In Brugges....................its in Belgium. :D

ANP !!!
03-30-2009, 02:07 PM
Amazing work there Prospero.

Nice shot scootman.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3393128206/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3393128206_1d0dcf6d5a_b.jpg

Prospero
03-30-2009, 03:58 PM
Thanks ANP :)
Nice shot. I really like the lighting and colours.
However, it's time to clean your sensor :)

Nice shot, Scottman. I like the composition.

r3g
03-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Nice shot APN, looks like its time to clean that sensor ;)

scottman_00
03-30-2009, 04:18 PM
thanks Prospero and ANP

love the colors ANP but i think you need to clean your sensor :D
was that mentioned already?

N.C.F.
03-30-2009, 04:28 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3399381799_5e30a2f7f4.jpg

K1W1
03-30-2009, 05:04 PM
love the colors ANP but i think you need to clean your sensor :D


Don't listen to them just use it as an excuse to buy a new camera. :D

n9nf
03-30-2009, 10:30 PM
Here's another picture. I took this one with the Kiron 105 f/2.8 at f/2.5 (using full manual mode of course :) ). Now that spring has come to the Netherlands, it's finally possible to do some macro photography again.

Sup Pro ... another great macro. Shizz. Never heard of Kiron. Me freakin noob in photography. Will google it. As for macro, recently I just bought Raynox 250. But I guess, yours definately better than mine. World still, its in manual focusing.

Tought of buying LUMIX LX-3. Saw lots of nice macro photos.
Any comments from the PRO here ?

ANP !!!
03-31-2009, 12:25 AM
Thanks guys.

The dust are moisture based, cant really blow them up with a bulb blower, any alternative cleaning technique ?, the weather here is very humid, hot and dusty, causing moisture and dust to get in easily.

britkev
03-31-2009, 12:32 AM
Thanks guys.

The dust are moisture based, cant really blow them up with a bulb blower, any alternative cleaning technique ?

Well if you're going to insist on not taking Kiwi's advice above then you could do a lot worse than google "copper hill images"

Wet cleaning the sensor may seem scary at first, but it's really not that big of a deal.

Rooz
03-31-2009, 02:22 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3399381799_5e30a2f7f4.jpg

you rock man. seriously. this is a kick ass shot.

drifter
03-31-2009, 03:06 AM
Hello everyone,

My name is Marcin and I'm from Poland.
This is my first post on this forum, but I know you all a little yet, because for few days I have been watching this thread and your pictures, just from start in 2006 :)

So nice to meet you guys and this is my first photo, and first photo with new Nikon D200 as well ;) Taken yesterday evening.
I took 4 shots with different time exposure, and this one looks best for me.

C&C very welcome.

It's Millenium Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland
tech data: D200, Tokina 17/3.5 (=25,5mm), ISO 100, f/8, 6s

45269

Best Regards
Marcin

K1W1
03-31-2009, 03:10 AM
A very warm welcome from Melbourne.
Love the shot.

Prospero
03-31-2009, 03:39 AM
Sup Pro ... another great macro. Shizz. Never heard of Kiron. Me freakin noob in photography. Will google it. As for macro, recently I just bought Raynox 250. But I guess, yours definately better than mine. World still, its in manual focusing.

Tought of buying LUMIX LX-3. Saw lots of nice macro photos.
Any comments from the PRO here ?

Thanks n9nf.
Kiron is not really a well known brand, they haven't made any glass since 1987. Kiron lenses were made by a company called Kino Precision in the eighties. Kino Precesion made lenses for many different companies, like Vivitar (some of the Series 1 lenses are made by Kino) and Panagor. They also sold some of their lenses under their own brand, Kiron.

The brand used to have a very good reputation. The Kiron 105 f/2.8 is one of the best lenses they produced. It's supposed to be identical to the Vivitar 105 f/2.5, which explains why I can actually set my lens brighter than f/2.8 :)

It's manual focus, and it doesn't meter with my camera (so I have to set everything manually, including flash output by guessing) but the lens is very sharp and the bokeh is great.

The raynox lens you bought is not a real macro lens, but just a small lens to put in front of another lens. It will work fine, but there are some compromises in image quality.

NCF, amazing shot. The colours are awesome.
Drifter, welcome to the forum. Very nice shot. If you took multiple shots in different exposures of the scene, you could try blending them for an even better exposure :)
ANP, you could also try Sensor Swabs, it's also a wet sensor cleaning sollution.

Here's another picture. Taken at f/2.8 or f/4 (I can't remember and the Exif only says f/0):

45272

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-31-2009, 03:55 AM
Great 1st post drifter and welcome. The border is a bit lost on me though, black frame on black.

drifter
03-31-2009, 04:20 AM
Thanks for nice welcome. This dark border was intentionally, I wanted to make it very discrete. Try to look at the evening, should be better :)

polvadis
03-31-2009, 12:39 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Marcin and I'm from Poland.

Witam Cie kolego. Tez jestem z Wroclawia.

That's just a greeting in Polish. I hail from the same city in Poland. Nice to randomly bump into my country folk on here.

XaiLo
03-31-2009, 02:06 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3399381799_5e30a2f7f4.jpg


Great abstract N.C.F.



Hello everyone,

My name is Marcin and I'm from Poland.
This is my first post on this forum, but I know you all a little yet, because for few days I have been watching this thread and your pictures, just from start in 2006 :)

So nice to meet you guys and this is my first photo, and first photo with new Nikon D200 as well ;) Taken yesterday evening.
I took 4 shots with different time exposure, and this one looks best for me.

C&C very welcome.

It's Millenium Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland
tech data: D200, Tokina 17/3.5 (=25,5mm), ISO 100, f/8, 6s

45269

Best Regards
Marcin

Hello drifter,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new camera. Nice first post, keep em coming.

r3g
03-31-2009, 09:37 PM
I haz a softbox now :)

Click picture for setup shot
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3402925851_aefaca5cb2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3402925851/)

Rooz
03-31-2009, 11:05 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Marcin and I'm from Poland.
This is my first post on this forum, but I know you all a little yet, because for few days I have been watching this thread and your pictures, just from start in 2006 :)

It's Millenium Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland
tech data: D200, Tokina 17/3.5 (=25,5mm), ISO 100, f/8, 6s

45269

Best Regards
Marcin

welcome and thanks for sharing a wonderful image.




Here's another picture. Taken at f/2.8 or f/4 (I can't remember and the Exif only says f/0):

45272

awesome Denis.

K1W1
04-01-2009, 04:05 AM
Another blame Rooz. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3398253876_95c59331f9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 16 mm
ISO Speed: 400
16-85VR

tim11
04-01-2009, 04:15 AM
Another blame Rooz. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3398253876_95c59331f9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 16 mm
ISO Speed: 400
16-85VR

Is that where the fire was?

tim11
04-01-2009, 04:19 AM
This 28-105 F/3.5-4.5 D lens is amazing..... I got it from ebay for $200 (incl. postage). Unfortunately it has detect and will have to go back to its seller. :( So I have to fork out $979 for a brand new Nikkor 24-85.
See what the 28-105 can do. That's without PP; just resize.

tim11
04-01-2009, 04:24 AM
Yeah... what a shame that it has to go back. I really like it. I hope my new 24-85 will match it.
This is another one from 28-105. No PP.

Prospero
04-01-2009, 05:38 AM
Thanks Rooz :)
Richard, another great shot. I like this conversion better than the other conversion. I think the sepia tones work very well here.

Tim, nice shots. They are very sharp and the colours are great. What was the defect? The 24-85 is a nice lens too, though. I think the focal length range of that one is even more useful.

Turo
04-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Looks like it could be the sun, but its in fact the moon! It was an orange-ish color for from moonrise up until about 20 minutes after this shot was taken, then turned to its traditional white.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3399335519_d3af45cae6_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3399335519/)

philwojo
04-01-2009, 09:17 AM
I was trying to get a shot like that of the moon recently, but didn't have my camera with while driving and by the time I got home and found the battery on it drained it had gone from that orange to white.

Great Shot Turo.

Aldor88
04-01-2009, 09:46 AM
Looks like it could be the sun, but its in fact the moon! It was an orange-ish color for from moonrise up until about 20 minutes after this shot was taken, then turned to its traditional white.


Wow Thats amazing!

ANP !!!
04-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Outstanding shot Turo. Simply amazing.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3419/3404514978_1be1fb93ba_b.jpg

drifter
04-01-2009, 02:48 PM
Another blame Rooz. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3398253876_95c59331f9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 16 mm
ISO Speed: 400
16-85VR

I like images like this. Nice tone and mood. Probably real 16mm would be even much impressive :)

Regard
Marcin

drifter
04-01-2009, 02:52 PM
Looks like it could be the sun, but its in fact the moon! It was an orange-ish color for from moonrise up until about 20 minutes after this shot was taken, then turned to its traditional white.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3399335519_d3af45cae6_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3399335519/)

Very nice evening image. It looks like aurora borealis in north :)
I would only give a little more bottom and right. And try to walk left and right to find a composition with Moon in one of strong points.

Regards
Marcin

tim11
04-01-2009, 02:56 PM
Looks like it could be the sun, but its in fact the moon! It was an orange-ish color for from moonrise up until about 20 minutes after this shot was taken, then turned to its traditional white.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3399335519_d3af45cae6_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3399335519/)
That's beautiful Turo. I wish you could have brought out some details on the left hand side, but again one just cannot have everything. I like the effect the lights through the windows create. A great shot.

tim11
04-01-2009, 03:04 PM
Thanks Rooz :)
...
Tim, nice shots. They are very sharp and the colours are great. What was the defect? The 24-85 is a nice lens too, though. I think the focal length range of that one is even more useful.
The problem with the 28-105 F/3.5-4.5 is that its widest aperture is only 4.5 even at widest of 28 mm. After checking the exif data of all the photos I shot with it I found the lens locks itself electronically at 75 mm for about 99% of the time; that's why.

drifter
04-01-2009, 03:09 PM
My picture of today. Taken in my neighbourhood, on the riverside. I like big lonely trees very much and I always wanted to have wide angle to shot them. Now I finally can, but real 17mm would be perfect, what means 12mm with digital crop. Well, someday :)

D200, Tokina 17/3.5 (= 26mm), ISO 100, f/8, 1/60s, in PS B&W conversion and preparation to present

Nice watching and C&C are very welcome.

45298

Regards
Marcin

K1W1
04-01-2009, 03:27 PM
I like the tree. Our deciduous trees are about to head that way over the next month or so.

mmp121
04-01-2009, 04:17 PM
Amazing shot Turo...

TNB
04-01-2009, 10:11 PM
As far back as I read, I saw some pretty cool photos. The cat, the woman, the launch, etc. Been sort of busy with the local Flickr group shooting and having picnics. In between the camera club and other things. I don't know if anyone took any photos during "earth hour" but I took a few shots locally both before and after they turned off some of the lights.

This particular photo was taken before the lights were turned off and though it is similar to one of my older photos, I took this photo at twilight and wanted to capture some of the new construction which is shown off to the left. Of course, when they actually turned the lights off, I was aiming in a different direction, i.e. toward the strip. :D The sky does look a little funky to me as a result of the upload. :(

D200
10.5
ISO 1600

Geoff Chandler
04-01-2009, 11:17 PM
Could have put this in a leaf thread I suppose...
It's the emerging Red Dogwod leaves on our Dogwood -
The buds become white berries then turn to a blossom/flower
I am keeping a photo record of it's progress this year - along with a couple of
other items.
This caught my eye as the sun was back lighting it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-02-2009, 04:00 AM
Is that where the fire was?

No, Australia is just a sunburnt country:D

Great capture K1W1. Glad I don't have a photography topic like that near my home.

Aldor88
04-02-2009, 05:52 AM
Cool shot TNB.

I don't really like this shot much at all but haven't really posted(or shot) much lately so gotta post something :).
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3406201635_a064817a91_b.jpg

Turo
04-02-2009, 06:35 AM
My picture of today. Taken in my neighbourhood, on the riverside. I like big lonely trees very much and I always wanted to have wide angle to shot them. Now I finally can, but real 17mm would be perfect, what means 12mm with digital crop. Well, someday :)

That looks GREAT!!!

n9nf
04-02-2009, 07:24 AM
As far back as I read, I saw some pretty cool photos. The cat, the woman, the launch, etc. Been sort of busy with the local Flickr group shooting and having picnics. In between the camera club and other things. I don't know if anyone took any photos during "earth hour" but I took a few shots locally both before and after they turned off some of the lights.

Hey TNB! .. Nice bird's eye view there. Since theres few shots were taken during earth hour, please do post that few shots. I know its gonna look great with tat blue sky on far ground and few lights that lighted ... :D

n9nf
04-02-2009, 07:29 AM
Looks like it could be the sun, but its in fact the moon! It was an orange-ish color for from moonrise up until about 20 minutes after this shot was taken, then turned to its traditional white.

Oh TuRo. That shot just kills me ... ;)

polvadis
04-02-2009, 03:47 PM
TNB, beautiful shot. I especially like the fountain, but that's an occupational thing since I work for the company that made it :)

polvadis
04-02-2009, 03:54 PM
The Mojave Desert in Spring time.

TNB
04-02-2009, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the comments. Here's another view taken just before "Earth Hour" looking more toward the strip taken with the same 10.5mm lens. Later I'll upload some photos showing some of the hotel-casino lights turned off. For example, I zoomed in on the New York-New York, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, etc. with the 70-200mm. All photos are handheld D200 high ISO shots.

XaiLo
04-02-2009, 07:20 PM
Great shot polvadis, I had desert training @ Fort Irwin back in 85, had a good time out there.

r3g
04-02-2009, 08:37 PM
First "real" shot with the 35mm..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3328/3408650264_8a97c39be4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3408650264/)

ANP !!!
04-02-2009, 10:23 PM
The 2nd shot is awesome Polvadis.

Wonderful night shots TNB, the round horizon looks incredible.

That's tack sharp r3g, brings out every mm of details.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3407852484/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/3407852484_67902dc913.jpg

N.C.F.
04-02-2009, 10:35 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3408145354_ecf61d8d79_b.jpg

K1W1
04-02-2009, 10:57 PM
I'm trying to see how well the dynamic focus works.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3408109799_ce03d4eb1c_b.jpg

Edit: Uploaded new image

Dollface
04-02-2009, 11:03 PM
Post- Middle Eastern Dance Performance
Self-Portrait
March 2009

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/doll eyes (2).jpg

Nikon D80: Nikkor 18-55mm: Nikkor 55 -200mm VR

n9nf
04-03-2009, 12:15 AM
I see men. i see women. I see birds but theres no fish ( typin crap )
anyways. here is a photo of my beta which i had in my office.
had this guy since last 4 months.
hope fish lovers would love 'em ... njoy ... :D


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/3409051588_01d987ca46_o.jpg

Aldor88
04-03-2009, 12:33 AM
Thanks for the comments. Here's another view taken just before "Earth Hour" looking more toward the strip taken with the same 10.5mm lens. Later I'll upload some photos showing some of the hotel-casino lights turned off. For example, I zoomed in on the New York-New York, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, etc. with the 70-200mm. All photos are handheld D200 high ISO shots. Cool, I didn't know las vegas was a ppart of earth hour :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-03-2009, 01:16 AM
TNB, beautiful shot. I especially like the fountain, but that's an occupational thing since I work for the company that made it :)

So when you saw his shot you felt pumped.;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-03-2009, 03:44 AM
Bad puns bugging anyone

Turo
04-03-2009, 06:43 AM
Very nice TNB, the lights look great!!

R3g, I think you're really going to like that lens, looks nice and sharp!

K1W1, great shot! But what is with the small white areas in the left half of the image (around the sky)? Looks like maybe the image is corrupt or something?

Nice self portrait, Dollface. I've never been good at those, I've tried and failed miserably.

Nice shot, ANP! I love the post processing! I also read the note you had on flickr, nice way of hiding the remote trigger! :)

Cool shot, n9nf! I've been wanting to do a similar one of a friend's fish tank, but the fish are tiny and my zoom lens has too far of a focus distance. I need a macro lens for those guys!

DPR, that is a GREAT shot! Outstanding details and texture, particularly in the eyes!

polvadis
04-03-2009, 09:59 AM
So when you saw his shot you felt pumped.;)

Exactly. It's a perversion really. Whenever I see something we made I get excited. Last night I saw "I Love You Man" and there it was, dancing fountains at The Grove. Keep an eye out for Burj Dubai, that's gonna be 3 times the size of Bellagio.

Prospero
04-03-2009, 02:23 PM
Polvadis, beatiful landscape shot. I like the composition and warm tone. I think the whitebalance is a bit too cool for the first shot, though.
Dollface, welcome to the forum. Nice picture.
DPR, very nice macro. The detail is amazing.

Here's one of the pictures I took with the 35 f/1.8 today:

45331

westy79
04-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Finally taken some pics with my first DSLR, thought i would send the links as i cant get images onto the thread for some reason



www.flickr.com/photos/djwesty79/3409730397/

www.flickr.com/photos/djwesty79/3409728981/

www.flickr.com/photos/djwesty79/3410537934/

www.flickr.com/photos/djwesty79/3410537130/

www.flickr.com/photos/djwesty79/3409724613/

K1W1
04-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Click on "all sizes" above your image on Flickr.
Scroll down until you see the "Grab the URL" box.
Copy the info in that box
Paste the link in your post with and at the front and back (no spaces) and your pictures will appear here.

TNB
04-03-2009, 08:37 PM
Exactly. It's a perversion really. Whenever I see something we made I get excited. Last night I saw "I Love You Man" and there it was, dancing fountains at The Grove. Keep an eye out for Burj Dubai, that's gonna be 3 times the size of Bellagio.
LOL. Next to the Bellagio, the City Center already looks at least 3x the size of the Bellagio. One of the small towers from City Center also taken from a top the Paris-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Eiffel Tower. I did hear that one of the towers is not going to be as large as originally planned due to all the ongoing construction problems.

TheKoopaBros
04-03-2009, 09:06 PM
Took some beach photos today at Fanny Bay, BC, Canada. Their were a bunch of Sea lions parked around the water, and one of them was especially friendly. Besides the sea lion's there were also crows, seagulls and a Blue heron.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3410795390_96ba1dcf7e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3410795390/)

1/4000
f/5.6
200mm
ISO 500

r3g
04-03-2009, 09:35 PM
Holy crap this lens is sharp!

Click pic for setup shot.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3554/3410336463_77378dd4e2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3410336463/)

Dollface
04-03-2009, 10:56 PM
Post-Middle Eastern Dance Performance
Self-Portrait #2
March 2009

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/Doll Tribal 3 (2).jpg

Nikon D80: Nikkor 18-55mm: 55-200mm VR

scottman_00
04-03-2009, 11:35 PM
30+ shocks before this seemed like a good idea
r3g sweet pic...need more julie

Rooz
04-03-2009, 11:51 PM
Post-Middle Eastern Dance Performance
Self-Portrait #2
March 2009

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/Doll Tribal 3 (2).jpg

Nikon D80: Nikkor 18-55mm: 55-200mm VR

welcome to the forum. very nice shot. great eye contact.

jcon
04-04-2009, 12:00 AM
Beautiful Self Portrait, Dollface! Milwaukee isnt too far from me... about 2 hours.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-04-2009, 01:15 AM
Scottman, thats not supposed to happen.
I thought the rule of thumb was 1,000 volts per centimetre. A lightswitch should only be 1 or 2 hundred volts. How humid is it where you are?

Like the colours you've captured R3g.

jcon, what can I say.

Rooz
04-04-2009, 02:49 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3359/3410737251_59c9bedbae_o.jpg

K1W1
04-04-2009, 03:46 AM
Practising the panning shots for the U8 League team?

Rooz
04-04-2009, 03:52 AM
i love how his head is the only thing that came out in focus. i thought you could only get that sort of effect from flash.

50/1.4G @ 2.8
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3411670320_b0196bfb77_o.jpg

Dollface
04-04-2009, 06:14 AM
Thanks for the lovely comments and the warm welcome everyone! :)

Rooz, love the portrait of the little girl. The contrast of color is amazing!

westy79
04-04-2009, 06:52 AM
One of my first proper shots with the D40.



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3409730397_dc2c916813_b.jpg

westy79
04-04-2009, 07:05 AM
A shot of my Beagle lily who is nearly 2. Again taken with a Nikon D40. I have taken quite a few shots shots with my DSLR but i dont think the 2 pictures i have posted look all that great after seeing them a day or so later. I have alot of work to do!!!!!!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/3410537130_62e9681c00_b.jpg

scottman_00
04-04-2009, 09:25 AM
Scottman, thats not supposed to happen.
I thought the rule of thumb was 1,000 volts per centimetre. A lightswitch should only be 1 or 2 hundred volts. How humid is it where you are?

Like the colours you've captured R3g.

jcon, what can I say.

Pirate...its a static shock...not a shock from the switch itself.
i rubbed around in my chair and got nice and charged up:)

scottman_00
04-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Beagles are so great. Heres mine, Bender

craigyc
04-04-2009, 10:51 AM
Haha awesome name your dog has! Is he a big Futurama fan?

r3g
04-04-2009, 11:14 AM
Futurama FTW! I like your dog, nice shot

scottman_00
04-04-2009, 11:26 AM
when the show starts he perks up a little haha

jcon
04-04-2009, 11:40 AM
jcon, what can I say.

I dunno, what can you say?

TheKoopaBros
04-04-2009, 01:47 PM
Our cats were acting very sphinx like. I had to crop a stray piece of wood lieing on the picnic table, but the rest is as is.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3412798962_4e548aaf4e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3412798962/)

1/1600
f/4.8
32mm
ISO 640

r3g
04-04-2009, 03:24 PM
Way to have your camera at the right moment. Why such high ISO though?

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Great shot Koopa

TheKoopaBros
04-04-2009, 04:32 PM
Thanks, both. :)

I was having some problems with the colours and light being washed out so I tried increasing the iso to increase the shutter speed. Probably shouldn't have put it quite that high, though.

Camerajunkie
04-04-2009, 06:29 PM
I haven't posted in this thread in forever. BUT we're all well now (knock on wood) and the weather is improving, so I took my camera with me to work the other day. :) Straight from camera, resizing for web. C&C welcome.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3412612295_5847ceb42d_b.jpg

Rooz
04-04-2009, 07:30 PM
50/1.4G @ f2

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/505427663_ULmdA-XL.jpg

r3g
04-04-2009, 10:24 PM
yup... was a warm day indeed

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3413913098_79c49c6b2b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3413913098/)

Dollface
04-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Post-Middle Eastern Dance Performance
Self-Portrait #3- Final in Series
March 2009

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/doll tribal 2 (2).jpg

Nikon D80: Nikkor 18-55mm: Nikkor 55-200mm VR

drifter
04-05-2009, 11:18 AM
yup... was a warm day indeed

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3413913098_79c49c6b2b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3413913098/)

Well well, nice model indeed :cool:

drifter
04-05-2009, 11:20 AM
50/1.4G @ f2

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/505427663_ULmdA-XL.jpg

Wonderful sharpness and bokeh Rooz. Standard 50mm it's still good lense :) I like this portret, but children are really good models, because they are so natural.

drifter
04-05-2009, 11:27 AM
My new picture, fresh tulips made at home, first attempts to creating dark-black background. C&C are welcome

D200, 50/1.8, ISO 100, f/4, 1/15s, handhold (no PS except standard prepare)

45346

westy79
04-05-2009, 11:37 AM
Lily in full flow,


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3412659366_f6fe1cc028_b.jpg

westy79
04-05-2009, 11:39 AM
My new picture, fresh tulips made at home, first attempts to creating dark-black background. C&C are welcome

D200, 50/1.8, ISO 100, f/4, 1/15s, handhold (no PS except standard prepare)

45346


Great photo Drifter

westy79
04-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Really nice photo Rooz, Took some photos of my niece yesterday. Little ones are a great subject to photo

Uncle Chan
04-05-2009, 01:56 PM
Nice pics!!!!!

N.C.F.
04-05-2009, 07:42 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3416838032_17c6d58105_b.jpg

K1W1
04-05-2009, 08:43 PM
Aftermath

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/3413604727_919c523237_b.jpg

Fiasco
04-05-2009, 08:45 PM
yup... was a warm day indeed

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3413913098_79c49c6b2b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3413913098/)

I love this!!

TheKoopaBros
04-05-2009, 08:48 PM
I spent half a day at the beach in front of our house with my dad and sister and took a bunch of photos. This one is of the hazy smoke coming off the fire. It was cropped to remove angled branches, but that aside it hasn't been touched. I like the textures of the smoke:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3578/3415652799_ef1042e7b2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3415652799/)

1/4000s
f/4.5
100mm
ISO 200
No flash

r3g
04-05-2009, 11:36 PM
From today with the 35mm. Its official.. I love this lens! This is sort of a sad moment for me. This is the last shoot that'll be done with my good ol D40. Tomorrow morning I begin exploring the world of the D90!

Click pic for settings and setup shot.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3417558990_2fc54e4273_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3417558990/)

achuang
04-06-2009, 02:10 AM
Nice work Reg, you're really getting into the strobist swing of things. Love the sharpness and bokeh in that shot rooz. After plenty of trial and error learning since my nephew was born I find that the best shots of babies have the simplest lighting. I have tried umbrellas, multiple light setups and they either don't have the patience or just move around too much for it. So now i just stick the SB600 somewhere and bounce off a wall and ceiling and just shoot.
That nikon 35mm is tempting, but I do have plans to go full frame sometime soon so may think about it some more.

This is shot with the 50mm f/1.4G at f/2.5

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3413376090_0b49094599_o.jpg

westy79
04-06-2009, 02:56 AM
Old Cobb's Engine House at Bumble Hole, West Midlands.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3360/3414916627_24d9fd2b82.jpg


(how do you get the nice flickr link logo on your posts, i can only get the full www address which looks naff)

K1W1
04-06-2009, 03:06 AM
(how do you get the nice flickr link logo on your posts, i can only get the full www address which looks naff)


It's just a link using a different font. People put it in their signature via the user cp page on the forum.

The link icon when you are making a post is the little map of the world with the chain link in front of it.

Like this


My Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/)

So the HTML code is this without all the spaces

[U R L=" http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/" ] [ B ] [ SIZE="5" ] [ COLOR= "Magenta" ]
[ I ] My Flickr [ /I ][ / COLOR ] [ /SIZE ] [ /B ] [ /URL ]

Edit:

P.S. Please click on the link to visit my Flickr account. I'm trying to get over 1000 views for the second day in a row. :)

K1W1
04-06-2009, 03:38 AM
I'm finding that the D300 rubbish camera and 16-85 rubbish lens are starting to work for me.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3413530805_946f75be5c_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 68 mm
ISO Speed: 320

herc182
04-06-2009, 05:48 AM
Practising the panning shots for the U8 League team?

fantastic panning shot. Great blur but the important part (the face) is not...good job,. You can always cheat with photoshop too :)


i love how his head is the only thing that came out in focus. i thought you could only get that sort of effect from flash.

50/1.4G @ 2.8
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3411670320_b0196bfb77_o.jpg

Another great shot. love it.


yup... was a warm day indeed

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3413913098_79c49c6b2b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3413913098/)

What the hell are you doing to me? I am at work! Great shot and amazing series (had a look on smugsmug or whatever that website is!). Great technique...you are rocking those shots.


My new picture, fresh tulips made at home, first attempts to creating dark-black background. C&C are welcome

D200, 50/1.8, ISO 100, f/4, 1/15s, handhold (no PS except standard prepare)

45346

Love the simplicity and the red on black. Great work.


Nice work Reg, you're really getting into the strobist swing of things. Love the sharpness and bokeh in that shot rooz. After plenty of trial and error learning since my nephew was born I find that the best shots of babies have the simplest lighting. I have tried umbrellas, multiple light setups and they either don't have the patience or just move around too much for it. So now i just stick the SB600 somewhere and bounce off a wall and ceiling and just shoot.
That nikon 35mm is tempting, but I do have plans to go full frame sometime soon so may think about it some more.

This is shot with the 50mm f/1.4G at f/2.5

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3413376090_0b49094599_o.jpg

Magical moment!

500mL
04-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Last Saturday was NYC International Pillow Fight Day. This year it was held in Wall Street. It was first time being there and I got whacked on the head while taking some shots. Good thing my D90 came out all fine and uninjured :)

This is what happens when you rock a Boston Red Sox cap in a NYC Pillow Fight :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3621/3417029180_cabb1cc923.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3319/3417076140_c26d843ba9.jpg

Rooz
04-06-2009, 04:14 PM
I'm finding that the D300 rubbish camera and 16-85 rubbish lens are starting to work for me.



Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 68 mm
ISO Speed: 320

*crystal* clear.

500ml, i love those shots, have you got an more ?

r3g
04-06-2009, 05:51 PM
This camera already feels like home

35mm
1/4000
f/2.2
ISO200
http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/photos/507085197_TTw6N-L.jpg

N.C.F.
04-06-2009, 08:23 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3419481255_dbf0972c2d_b.jpg

Maybe you guys can help me with this one. I couldn't decide how to crop it, so this is the non-cropped version. Suggestions?

r3g
04-06-2009, 08:24 PM
^ That shot is PERFECT. Excellent exposure, brilliant color and contrast. Good work!

ssil2000
04-06-2009, 09:04 PM
N.C.F. As is mate! great shot!

r3g
04-06-2009, 09:06 PM
hmmm...

http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/photos/506439133_ZbZZM-X3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00)

N.C.F.
04-06-2009, 09:20 PM
hmmm...

http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/photos/506439133_ZbZZM-X3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00)

Looks like she found a stud.

Rooz
04-06-2009, 10:38 PM
Maybe you guys can help me with this one. I couldn't decide how to crop it, so this is the non-cropped version. Suggestions?

its perfect. dont touch a thing. what a superb shot.

herc182
04-07-2009, 12:24 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3419481255_dbf0972c2d_b.jpg

Maybe you guys can help me with this one. I couldn't decide how to crop it, so this is the non-cropped version. Suggestions?

fantastic shot. leave it as it is. Amazed you were able to reign in the sky as well as expose the foreground.

PERFECT shot!

herc182
04-07-2009, 12:26 AM
hmmm...

http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/photos/506439133_ZbZZM-X3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00)

Good shot. The only thing is that I can see a tripod in the far left through the "wall". Otherwise I really like it.

Also congrats on the D90. I am jealous...and saving for a D800...(yes it exists...in my head...)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-07-2009, 02:36 AM
Nice tulip shot drifter and same to the rest of you.

K1W1
04-07-2009, 04:09 AM
How every well dressed biker looks in 2009. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3413485967_9752f536a9_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/10.0
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 320
16-85VR

r3g
04-07-2009, 06:44 AM
Good shot. The only thing is that I can see a tripod in the far left through the "wall". Otherwise I really like it.

Also congrats on the D90. I am jealous...and saving for a D800...(yes it exists...in my head...)

Lol Ya I forgot to clone that out -_-

n9nf
04-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Maybe you guys can help me with this one. I couldn't decide how to crop it, so this is the non-cropped version. Suggestions?

Awesome shot mate. How the heck did U manage to take that
blue sky? .. any filter used or PP?
Hv been trying to get / PP blue sky but always fails.
Im sucks at takin / PPing shots.
damn me ... :mad:

DownByFive
04-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Since I live in DC and this is my 4th Cherry Blossom Festival, I decided to focus solely on big panoramas...here's one of several I'm working on...the original is 21000x4321. Sure, not really necessary, but it's a fun project. Taken with D300 and Nikon 50mm f/1.8d.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3422050904_1280b5848c_b.jpg

this is a 100% crop from the final version...lost some details due to the extreme distance, but I'm okay with how it turned out.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/3421244825_8fee9f2c48_o.jpg

Uncle Chan
04-07-2009, 01:38 PM
On the way home a month ago.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/Uncle_Chan/Teardrop/Landscapes/DSC_0550.jpg

Cyberwlf
04-07-2009, 01:57 PM
r3g's shots always distract me from anything else i was thinking about at the time :p

r3g
04-07-2009, 02:17 PM
r3g's shots always distract me from anything else i was thinking about at the time :p

<_<
>_>





Heres my first attempt at a true HDR. I take it to get any more detail than this I would have to have 5 shot or more bracketing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/majagame5/HDR_800.jpg (www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00)

500mL
04-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Since I live in DC and this is my 4th Cherry Blossom Festival, I decided to focus solely on big panoramas...here's one of several I'm working on...the original is 21000x4321. Sure, not really necessary, but it's a fun project. Taken with D300 and Nikon 50mm f/1.8d.


That's a sweep pano DownByFive! How many shots did you have to stitch to put it all together?

Thanks Rooz, I have more NYC Pillow Fight shots but don't have time to edit them. I'll keep adding them on my flickr set as I go through them.

n9nf
04-07-2009, 10:26 PM
another one of my HDR collection.
this time, shot taken indoors and processed in HDR.
Singapore marina berrage was recently opened last year and
its my first time goin to that place. Will definately go there again ...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3421333842_d8971b7d3f_o.jpg


another one ...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3421325736_a79994ed22.jpg

herc182
04-08-2009, 12:17 AM
On the way home a month ago.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c9/Uncle_Chan/Teardrop/Landscapes/DSC_0550.jpg

stunning shot. white balance bang on in my opinion.

herc182
04-08-2009, 12:18 AM
A 32 photo panoramic. this still took ages to combine on my new laptop.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3422148136_b2d593dbb5_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3422148136_b2d593dbb5_b.jpg)

polvadis
04-08-2009, 12:30 AM
A 32 photo panoramic. this still took ages to combine on my new laptop.


What a great poster photo. I am a little curious though how long exactly is "ages" these days, haha.

herc182
04-08-2009, 12:35 AM
What a great poster photo. I am a little curious though how long exactly is "ages" these days, haha.

thanks!

Ages = approximately 45mins to combine all the photos.

Editing in photoshop was not too bad (considering it was a 50mb file!)

Rooz
04-08-2009, 01:33 AM
A 32 photo panoramic.

wow :eek:
i love it apart from the aspect ratio.

K1W1
04-08-2009, 01:58 AM
A 32 photo panoramic. this still took ages to combine on my new laptop.

Another potential jigsaw from hell. :D:D

herc182
04-08-2009, 02:55 AM
wow :eek:
i love it apart from the aspect ratio.

Hmm..i know what you mean. It kind of threw me for a while but realised I just wasnt used to that aspect ratio at all.

Its growing on me :)


Another potential jigsaw from hell. :D:D

There is another one coming...:)

herc182
04-08-2009, 03:00 AM
only 5 photos this one...but a worse jigsaw if ever I saw one :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3421285907_fd411b1f36_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3421285907_fd411b1f36_b.jpg)

K1W1
04-08-2009, 05:41 AM
I'm not sure which one(s) of the photo editing rules I broke with this but I'm sure that it's in there somewhere. Besides, if you don't try things you never find answers. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3423192287_c6e1970df1_b.jpg

N.C.F.
04-08-2009, 07:52 AM
Awesome shot mate. How the heck did U manage to take that blue sky? .. any filter used or PP?


For the most part, the photo exposed directly in the middle of the histogram. Having that full detail let me do some manual exposure adjustments in Lightroom with a brush to bring up the subject a stop or so, and the sky down a stop or so. From there, some hue/saturation adjustments and she was out the door. Just shows the benefit of not under or over exposing a scene giving you plenty of room to play with in post.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3422897478_9361f09c84.jpg

nsjuice
04-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Testing Light Settings and PP for upcoming shoot.

Hopefully, I can get a sharper lens by then.

cropped.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o189/nsjooce/DSC_3350.jpg

ANP !!!
04-08-2009, 02:57 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3424702746_a72bc702cb_b.jpg

r3g
04-08-2009, 05:06 PM
Final tribute to my first DSLR. Makes me kinda sad tbh...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3424533443_4c15bb945d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3424533443/)

btuner
04-08-2009, 05:48 PM
had media for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg this last weekend, 3 long, action packed days, 4K+ pictures!

shouldn't need to say who this is
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3416947320_50112d6604_o.jpg

jcon
04-08-2009, 05:54 PM
Awesome capture of my childhood hero, BT! My brother got to meet Michael and John a couple years ago.

K1W1
04-08-2009, 06:05 PM
shouldn't need to say who this is


I have no idea who he is (seriously).

jcon
04-08-2009, 06:15 PM
I have no idea who he is (seriously).

Mario Andretti.....

K1W1
04-08-2009, 06:27 PM
I know who he is now. The old bloke who used to drive cars back in prehistoric times when they had carburettors.

XaiLo
04-08-2009, 07:54 PM
Yeah that bloke, Kiwi :p lol

ANP !!!
04-09-2009, 01:43 PM
Amazing pics guys. Some really great pics to beat the heat.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3426698267_9dc2684e32_b.jpg

I know, I need to clean the sensor, getting it clean tomorrow. I hate it, it ruins a great picture.

XaiLo
04-09-2009, 01:46 PM
ANP...Nice!

polvadis
04-09-2009, 01:48 PM
I have no idea who he is (seriously).

That's funny. I originally thought it was that guy from the Erin Brokovich movie, Albert Finney.

Elisha
04-09-2009, 01:48 PM
nice pic ANP. but looks like you got dust on your sensor.

ANP !!!
04-09-2009, 01:52 PM
nice pic ANP. but looks like you got dust on your sensor.

Thanks.
Yea a lot of it, tried to clean it with the most possible safe technique, but it just doesn't go, going to get the dslr opened and cleaned by a professional tomorrow.


From the past few days, this thread is moving quietly, where are the pros at ?? vacation maybe ?.

N.C.F.
04-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Get yo grunge on.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3424501195_0a09459377.jpg

DownByFive
04-09-2009, 02:21 PM
Another pano of the cherry blossoms...this one I was able to keep distortion-free. Original is 24193x3839.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3426791297_2c16a082e8_b.jpg

And the 100% crop:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/3427600302_8e8510ee64_o.jpg

LBGChris
04-09-2009, 03:50 PM
Wow, DownbyFive that's amazing! I wish I could do that!!

Here's my contribution...

btuner
04-09-2009, 03:57 PM
you know who this is, right?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3416947074_b7d1b83254_o.jpg

jcon
04-09-2009, 04:18 PM
you know who this is, right?



Another "old bloke"? LOL :p

On a personal note.. if possible.. I would love to see all the pictures you took at the race!

toriaj
04-09-2009, 04:19 PM
ANP, did you know that post-processing programs can remove the spot from your images? (Of course, the actual dust is still in the camera and it will continue to show up in all the images. But at least you can take it out on the computer.) That's a nice picture, but it seems underexposed, and the sky looks weird. Maybe you could post the original?

Btuner, no I don't know who she is. But based on the uniform, is she a racecar driver?

Nice shot LBG and NCF. What's with all these acronyms?? :p

DownByFive, nice pano. I'd be interested in seeing just the left third.

K1W1
04-09-2009, 05:05 PM
Btuner, no I don't know who she is. But based on the uniform, is she a racecar driver?

Same here but I suspect she is some sort of celebrity hanger on or wife.

XaiLo
04-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Danica Patrick, no hanger on here she's one hot driver.

K1W1
04-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Didn't recognise her with her clothes on. :D

N.C.F.
04-09-2009, 06:01 PM
you know who this is, right?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3416947074_b7d1b83254_o.jpg

Where'd you shoot this? Barber?

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-09-2009, 06:52 PM
A 32 photo panoramic. this still took ages to combine on my new laptop.

Lovelly shot. Could have taken longer still if you did a 32 shot panoramic x3 HDR

btuner
04-09-2009, 07:38 PM
not the greatest, but she was checking me out :o

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3388/3416138311_aedbef23da_o.jpg

here's a hanger on(might not be to easy):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/3416948036_ce6ce600d1_o.jpg

N.C.F. these were at the honda grand prix of st petersburg

TNB
04-09-2009, 07:59 PM
Didn't recognise her with her clothes on. :D

Too funny. :D

500mL
04-09-2009, 08:29 PM
Awesome shots Btuner! Definitely looks like you had fun at the Grand Prix.

It's definitely spring and I'm loving the 70-300 VR!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3427375325_9dde2baa88.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3606/3428184198_0bc77335cb.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3427372013_d63d59626d.jpg

TheKoopaBros
04-09-2009, 11:42 PM
A bit of a wet day today, but I was able to get a few cool shots, like this daffodil:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3427443885_84e2fbd1af_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3427443885/)

1/500
f/5.6
55mm
ISO 1000

LBGChris
04-10-2009, 02:18 AM
Somehow this orangutan reflects exactly how I feel after a bad day at work!

herc182
04-10-2009, 02:35 AM
Somehow this orangutan reflects exactly how I feel after a bad day at work!

love it!!! I second that...

herc182
04-10-2009, 02:36 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3414/3421320533_bfbdbc21e7_b.jpg

used a slight bleach by pass on this one...

FYI - Sensor dust spots getting to be a real pain in the arse..

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-10-2009, 02:43 AM
Beautiful Herc.

Here's another of my roadworks.

K1W1
04-10-2009, 02:55 AM
What caused the light movement on the left side?

I assume that the top ones are the flashing lights on a truck but I can't figure out what the white ones are and a 6 second exposure didn't give much time for the vehicle.

K1W1
04-10-2009, 02:58 AM
At least the grass is growing back.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3427983787_b58b8825f4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 32 mm
ISO Speed: 400
16-85VR

craigyc
04-10-2009, 03:06 AM
Returned from Paris yesterday and I have spent the morning processing a few shots. Still got lots to come so don't get sick of them!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3333/3427968089_4aee3da42e_b.jpg

10-20mm @ 20mm
6 Seconds
f/14
iso 200

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-10-2009, 03:24 AM
What caused the light movement on the left side?

I assume that the top ones are the flashing lights on a truck but I can't figure out what the white ones are and a 6 second exposure didn't give much time for the vehicle.

Not much gets past you. It's two exposures with different SS's. The lights from one shot pasted onto the 2nd.

The lights are a bobcat fitted with a sweeper, flashing yellow, headlights and tail-lights from top to bottom. It pulled a fast U-Turn at just the right moment. It was in the frame so long that it left a white haze which I didn't like, hence I cloned the lights onto a different exposure without the vehicle haze.

herc182
04-10-2009, 03:26 AM
Returned from Paris yesterday and I have spent the morning processing a few shots. Still got lots to come so don't get sick of them!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3333/3427968089_4aee3da42e_b.jpg

10-20mm @ 20mm
6 Seconds
f/14
iso 200

great shot. I went to france before I had my DSLR. used my fuji F11 to try and take some shots that day....did NOT work as I planned!

rawpaw18
04-10-2009, 03:33 AM
At least the grass is growing back.



That is great Richard, really tells the story.

craigyc
04-10-2009, 04:26 AM
great shot. I went to france before I had my DSLR. used my fuji F11 to try and take some shots that day....did NOT work as I planned!

Thanks man. I found it hard to get shots in Paris that weren't cliché but then I though ah what the hell I will just do it! at the end of the day everyone has seen every shot of Paris from every angle!

Rooz
04-10-2009, 04:35 AM
used a slight bleach by pass on this one...

FYI - Sensor dust spots getting to be a real pain in the arse..

this ones a real beauty mate. very clever use of that filter giving it a real timeless look.



Here's another of my roadworks.

great shot buddy. great contrast and sharpness. im also curious about those lights.

Rooz
04-10-2009, 04:36 AM
Somehow this orangutan reflects exactly how I feel after a bad day at work!

awesome shot chris !
be careful with a shot like that, its got "stock photo" written all over it imo.

ANP !!!
04-10-2009, 04:44 AM
Great shot guys. Spring is at its full form now. But the heat here is unbearable. 42C temps already, making everything dry around.

That's a great shot Herc, but a perfect example how sensor dust can ruin a great pic. But your dust issue is not as worse as mine.

Aldor88
04-10-2009, 05:00 AM
Somehow this orangutan reflects exactly how I feel after a bad day at work!
Great picture, reminds me of homeless people. And in a way, that chimpansee(orangutang?)is homeless too...

XaiLo
04-10-2009, 08:59 AM
At least the grass is growing back.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3427983787_b58b8825f4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 32 mm
ISO Speed: 400
16-85VR

Amen... hope things are getting better for those who were displaced by the fires.

erichlund
04-10-2009, 03:52 PM
here's a hanger on(might not be to easy):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/3416948036_ce6ce600d1_o.jpg

N.C.F. these were at the honda grand prix of st petersburg

Looks like Katherine Heigl.

LBGChris
04-10-2009, 06:02 PM
thanks guys! i love that paris shot, i can't wait to go there. i also really like the tree, it's very well composed! i personally like that there's no detail in the sky, it gives it that gloomy foggy feel

D70FAN
04-10-2009, 08:59 PM
Great shot of the Louvre.

I always like to stop in Paris for a day or two, on my annual trek. Maybe I'll post a few shots from last October... but your right about shooting Paris being a cliche'. Maybe I can hunt up a few non-cliche's.

Fer now... Sonoran Skies.

btuner
04-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Looks like Katherine Heigl.

In that picture it does look like Heigl, i'll give you that, but it's Ashley Judd

TheKoopaBros
04-10-2009, 09:23 PM
I went on a walk today and took a few photos. Not my best photos, but I don't think they're bad. Here is an intersection of walking tiles among the sunlight and shadows:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3562/3430038107_1001622147_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3430038107/)

1/125
f/13.0
55mm
ISO 500

Rooz
04-11-2009, 12:07 AM
Great shot of the Louvre.

I always like to stop in Paris for a day or two, on my annual trek. Maybe I'll post a few shots from last October... but your right about shooting Paris being a cliche'. Maybe I can hunt up a few non-cliche's.

Fer now... Sonoran Skies.

wonderful tones.

craigyc
04-11-2009, 02:30 AM
Here is my first real attempt at HDR. And to make things more difficult it was a long exposure HDR!

Exposures.. 1 sec
1.6 sec
2 sec

f/11

iso 200

10-20mm @ 20mm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3428043337_5399b44ec5_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-11-2009, 03:45 AM
Last of the roadworks. Promise;)

Same technique.

K1W1
04-11-2009, 04:06 AM
I don't think that one works quite as well. You have a blurry left side and a sharp detailed right side and it just doesn't look right to me.

Rooz
04-11-2009, 04:38 AM
Last of the roadworks. Promise;)


i like the series personally. imo, you should keep it up but experiment more with different angles and exposure times.

K1W1
04-11-2009, 04:41 AM
Maybe I shouldn't stand in the middle of the Freeway. :)
Click on the picture for large size.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3413489617_380a8d3d90_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3413489617_0d20845ab4_o.jpg)

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/11.0
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed: 320
16-85VR

ramblingman
04-11-2009, 09:23 AM
This is a shot when I first got my camera ...I was kind of proud of it ..considering I'm not much of photographer ...but I'm try'n and learning here slowly ...hope you like this it's where I walk to a few times a week!

Dollface
04-11-2009, 09:57 AM
Great shot of the Louvre.

I always like to stop in Paris for a day or two, on my annual trek. Maybe I'll post a few shots from last October... but your right about shooting Paris being a cliche'. Maybe I can hunt up a few non-cliche's.

Fer now... Sonoran Skies.

What a beautiful shot! I love the colors!! Beautiful!!

Dollface
04-11-2009, 10:03 AM
Barron Hamin' it up!

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/barron hamming it up (3).jpg

NIKON D80: Nikkor 18-55mm: Nikkor 55-200mm VR

D70FAN
04-11-2009, 04:53 PM
^ Here are some wild Arizona cousins (?).

Dollface
04-11-2009, 10:09 PM
^ Here are some wild Arizona cousins (?).
Awe....what a cute little filly. :)

r3g
04-11-2009, 10:56 PM
From our trip to Monterey Bay

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3433037089_316ec7d5c3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3433037089/)

Geoff Chandler
04-12-2009, 02:30 AM
Woah - is that HDR??
Very vivid colours!
Love the image - but for my eyes at least - I would reduce the saturation a little

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-12-2009, 03:55 AM
R3, sorry to post negative critique but that hurts to look at

K1W1
04-12-2009, 04:07 AM
I think I like 6fps. :)
Now where can I get an MB-D10?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3337/3433545341_12dec42607_b.jpg

The full size image is on Flickr. I reduced it from 33,000 pixels wide to a mere 6000.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-12-2009, 04:57 AM
Or you could just get a movie camera:p

I know this breaks most of the rules but for some reason I like it. Just wish I had the head in focus or even visible. The little blighter moved like Ben Johnson on steriods - should have put him in the freezer for a bit;) but my wife would have killed me:(

josef
04-12-2009, 06:33 AM
shot with the trusty 50 1.8 (@ f/2)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/3433818101_8ff6410de6_b.jpg

D70FAN
04-12-2009, 07:15 AM
A rose by any other name...

Very nice.

D70FAN
04-12-2009, 07:18 AM
From our trip to Monterey Bay

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3433037089_316ec7d5c3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3433037089/)

My home town. Great place to grow up.

I agree with the comments: Back off on the sturation a little.:)

Dollface
04-12-2009, 08:49 AM
Carmen & Barron
http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/kisses (2).jpg

craigyc
04-12-2009, 09:07 AM
http://craigyc.smugmug.com/photos/509965933_JLJHs-L.jpg

Inside Notre Dame Catherdral

XaiLo
04-12-2009, 09:58 AM
Carmen & Barron
http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/kisses (2).jpg

Dollface are you shooting with your white balance set to tungsten or a cool Kelvin setting? the images have too much blue rather a blue colorcast to them.

n9nf
04-12-2009, 10:03 AM
my 6 year old boy.
Was taken indoors with SB900 flash.
Done PP with vignetting ... X )


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/3433363399_856e1a091b_o.jpg

XaiLo
04-12-2009, 10:19 AM
n9nf, love that smile, good looking image.

michaelb
04-12-2009, 11:13 AM
Fer now... Sonoran Skies.

Wow, I just love this image.

ANP !!!
04-12-2009, 03:20 PM
Very cute smile n9nf

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3306/3426707461_cbbb41e54b_b.jpg

btuner
04-12-2009, 05:23 PM
dirty sensor!

TheKoopaBros
04-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Something a bit different:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/3435667941_7a53b56f35_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3435667941/)

1/1600
f/5.6
18mm
ISO 500
-2 EV