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herc182
06-02-2009, 05:26 AM
Thanks DPR, Chris and ANP

At this size the misalignment is not that visible. You could try to allign the images with a panorama program that can export each image seperately, for instance PTGui.
Here's my picture of the day, another HDR:

46767

Amazing capture. Simply amazing. Lovey the colours, the mist and the composition.

As for your comment on using PTGUI, how do you align photos then import them into photomatix?


Another one of Edinburgh Castle, I much prefer this one to the HDR one I posted earlier in the thread.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3582352472_9a30d869cf_b.jpg

This is really nice but to me looks a touch oversharpened? love the colours and composition.


Having too much fun with my extension tubes.
Flower about the size of US nickel.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3587113981_b2a88fa00c_o.jpg


Thats awesome detail and subject

Mine for today:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3585544382_31108ef98e_b.jpg

It hammered it down after I took that photo...remember, the D80 is NOT weather proof :D

herc182
06-02-2009, 05:29 AM
Shot this last night, but wasn't done editing it untill today so I'm sneaking it inn as a picture from today :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/sunsetw.jpg


Here's another HDR:

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Fantastic shots. Love the HDR Prospero. Do you ever have any problems with ghosting when there are trees in the shot? I do...how do you get round it?

That susnet is simply awesome photowerkz....thanks for sharing. That image actually calmed me down!

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-02-2009, 06:29 AM
Nice Rawpaw. It's a whole new world opened up for you isn't it.

Prospero
06-02-2009, 07:23 AM
Great shot Phil, I love the sky.
Rich, very nice macro. The DOF is great.


Amazing capture. Simply amazing. Lovey the colours, the mist and the composition.

As for your comment on using PTGUI, how do you align photos then import them into photomatix?


Thanks Phil. PTGUI allows you to export the images a HDR is made of seperately, without any blending applied. You can simply load these into Photomatix. If you want to use detail enhancement you have to be sure the images do not have the black bits (the parts at the edge of the frame that are not covered by all the images). If you do have these parts, it will confuse the detail enhancement algortithm.
The allignment will be better than Photomatix is capable of, but you may get distortion due to the way PTGUI allings images. Especially at 10mm, PTGUI sometimes fails to keep lines straight (even though rectaliniear projection has been chosen). The tripod works best.


Fantastic shots. Love the HDR Prospero. Do you ever have any problems with ghosting when there are trees in the shot? I do...how do you get round it?


On windy days I do get ghosting. The day I shot these was rather calm. If I get ghosting I often decide not to use the bright image. I then create the bright image with Capture NX. It's a bit more noisy, but noise is always easier to remove than ghosting.

Here's another picture. This one is a blend of two images two f-stops apart. I edited both until they looked almost the same (except that one had more sky detail and the other less noise on the land). After that, it was very easy to blend in photoshop.

46777

herc182
06-02-2009, 07:43 AM
Great shot Phil, I love the sky.
Rich, very nice macro. The DOF is great.



Thanks Phil. PTGUI allows you to export the images a HDR is made of seperately, without any blending applied. You can simply load these into Photomatix. If you want to use detail enhancement you have to be sure the images do not have the black bits (the parts at the edge of the frame that are not covered by all the images). If you do have these parts, it will confuse the detail enhancement algortithm.
The allignment will be better than Photomatix is capable of, but you may get distortion due to the way PTGUI allings images. Especially at 10mm, PTGUI sometimes fails to keep lines straight (even though rectaliniear projection has been chosen). The tripod works best.



On windy days I do get ghosting. The day I shot these was rather calm. If I get ghosting I often decide not to use the bright image. I then create the bright image with Capture NX. It's a bit more noisy, but noise is always easier to remove than ghosting.

Here's another picture. This one is a blend of two images two f-stops apart. I edited both until they looked almost the same (except that one had more sky detail and the other less noise on the land). After that, it was very easy to blend in photoshop.

46777

Interesting.

I never use photomatix anymore. always use corel photoshop...will have to look into it to see if it works for that too...

not using the bright image is a good idea...(as that will always have the longer shutter speed and hence the longest time since the other two shots were taken).

thanks!!

rawpaw18
06-02-2009, 08:42 AM
I can see a bug off happening around here soon. :D
Not if I have to go up against the master, Sir Rooz



Thats awesome detail and subject


Thanks, the 70-200vr works great with the extension tubes


Nice Rawpaw. It's a whole new world opened up for you isn't it.
It is fun, and you have to look at things completely different.



Rich, very nice macro. The DOF is great.


Thanks, that is always my difficulty with the tubes, trying to figure how to gain more DOF

eddie_dane
06-02-2009, 06:54 PM
I've did one wedding a year ago and I finally posted some of it on flickr. This was my favorite of the day.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3590081181_40c5b36916_b.jpg

AtlPikMan
06-02-2009, 07:20 PM
Heres an HDR from the other night...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3584823314_54d2d17369_b.jpg

TheKoopaBros
06-02-2009, 08:03 PM
I'm back!

I hadn't uploaded any photos until now because I lost my battery charger cord, but now I've got a replacement working. Recently my brother found it, and he'll mail it soon.

Anyways a dragonfly flew by our pond today, and I got a few good shots:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3590394291_8d102509eb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3590394291/)

1/1250
f/5.6
200mm
ISO 640

dxrocnxj
06-03-2009, 12:17 AM
self portrait.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3572618344_841f632a9c.jpg

herc182
06-03-2009, 12:56 AM
Heres an HDR from the other night...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3584823314_54d2d17369_b.jpg

Great shot..but did you need HDR for this?

K1W1
06-03-2009, 05:39 AM
Maybe this POS camera has a some use after all (If I ever get around to reading the manual and finding out what it can actually do).

Local gym, terrible lighting (one floodlight broken by the boys earlier in the night) ISO1600, f2.8 1/200 sec exposure. No noise adjustment.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3629/3591510111_96493610d5_b.jpg

AtlPikMan
06-03-2009, 07:08 AM
@ Herc182 Did i need HDR for the way it looks now? No...I didnt like the way it looked so i toned it wayy down.

Prospero
06-03-2009, 12:35 PM
old image, new edit:

46807

AtlPikMan
06-03-2009, 01:05 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3585056650_4a99966e4d_b.jpg

N.C.F.
06-03-2009, 01:08 PM
Haven't shot much lately, here's one from a few days back.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3607/3592541951_c0213f0a60_b.jpg

TheKoopaBros
06-03-2009, 06:50 PM
Dancing raven:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2373/3594135448_886730ec71.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3594135448/)

1/500
f/7.1
200mm
800 ISO

achuang
06-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Shot with a mix of window light and bounced SB600 to my left. ISO 400, f/3.2, 1/250 with 50mm f/1.4G

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3593585483_7c362c8846_o.jpg

dxrocnxj
06-03-2009, 11:38 PM
old image, new edit:

46807

This is incredible.

Rooz
06-04-2009, 01:38 AM
Haven't shot much lately, here's one from a few days back.



beautiful portrait nick. love the tones of the light.

Rooz
06-04-2009, 01:41 AM
Shot with a mix of window light and bounced SB600 to my left. ISO 400, f/3.2, 1/250 with 50mm f/1.4G



awesome andrew. that 50mm and flash has taken your shots to a whole new level. if anything, its almost TOO sharp for the subject.

achuang
06-04-2009, 02:23 AM
Thanks rooz, it's probably my favourite lens in my kit. I thought that you returned the 24-70 a while ago, did you end up liking it enough to keep it?
Love the processing on that shot prospero.

Rooz
06-04-2009, 02:53 AM
cant get rid of it, performance is too good. i still dont like it though. lol

Turo
06-04-2009, 06:43 AM
I did a new edit on this photo (skin smoothing, selective sharpening, darkening of the background a bit):


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3563648275_1fc2a0bbb7_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3563648275/)

dxrocnxj
06-04-2009, 08:44 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2395/3596395956_c5e3353870.jpg


A better self portrait.

herc182
06-04-2009, 09:35 PM
another one i took on the weekend :)

Some amazing clouds in the sky that day....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3585841914_ae07117a0b_b.jpg

scottman_00
06-04-2009, 09:59 PM
i want to say elk....but i have no clue

K1W1
06-04-2009, 10:02 PM
have you thought about rotating the pic so the road is level then cropping in on the beastie maybe so the edge of the road is the bottom of the frame?

LBGChris
06-04-2009, 11:13 PM
or how about cropping to the right of the elk so you can see more of the left side, since it's staring left?

K1W1
06-04-2009, 11:56 PM
That was the sort of thing I had in mind. Have the beastie stage right looking into the space but make him the star of the show rather than just a bit player a bit like Turos girlfriend above but I am NOT comparing the lovely young lady to an Elk.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2009, 12:01 AM
Nice photo Turo and well done for the capture in both senses.;)

K1W1
06-05-2009, 01:39 AM
It's actually three photos but who's counting

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3333/3597702760_b8da2f69df_b.jpg

I used a Matt Klowskowski soft focus preset. I am interested to see what people think. A version without the preset is here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3399/3597701474_3b36430797_b.jpg).

Rooz
06-05-2009, 01:45 AM
i want to say elk....but i have no clue
is that real ? looks freakin HUGE ! :eek:

i prefer the original rich. i think thats a HDR candidate.

rawpaw18
06-05-2009, 03:29 AM
I looked at both on Flickr, and I prefer the original as well,
soft focus on this scene mucks up he mid/light tones.

herc182
06-05-2009, 04:09 AM
I looked at both on Flickr, and I prefer the original as well,
soft focus on this scene mucks up he mid/light tones.

agree with rawpaw...dont like what has happened to mid/light tones...

K1W1
06-05-2009, 04:20 AM
Thanks guys. I agree with all three of you the original is my preference.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2009, 04:40 AM
Just spent hours backing up old photos on disks.
Tell me again, why do we do this hobby?:(

rawpaw18
06-05-2009, 04:49 AM
Tell me again, why do we do this hobby?:(

For shots like that, Great moment in time!

herc182
06-05-2009, 04:50 AM
Just spent hours backing up old photos on disks.
Tell me again, why do we do this hobby?:(

exactly for the reason you have on your photo...to capture priceless moments :)

K1W1
06-05-2009, 05:02 AM
Just spent hours backing up old photos on disks.
Tell me again, why do we do this hobby?:(

Blackmail ammunition to ensure we are looked after appropriately in our old age. :D

rawpaw18
06-05-2009, 05:28 AM
Got a special place for just such photos myself Rich!
One of my kids will take care of me, no doubt now

K1W1
06-05-2009, 05:35 AM
Hands up the parent who doesn't have the bath time or first day at school or face full of baby food or smiling with teeth missing or braces photos ready to be displayed to a prospective son / daughter in law at at absolute worst possible moment.
Better yet how many parents don't have a collection of "old boyfriend / girlfriend" photos ready for an emergency situation if their kids are old enough?

Rooz
06-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Just spent hours backing up old photos on disks.
Tell me again, why do we do this hobby?:(

fantastic shot mate. simply priceless !

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Blackmail ammunition to ensure we are looked after appropriately in our old age. :D

LOL, that would be a shot like this then.

rawpaw18
06-05-2009, 05:42 AM
Or this ready for church, but forgot his pants.

46826

rawpaw18
06-05-2009, 05:47 AM
Hope my boys don't remember their newly decorated bedroom.

46827

K1W1
06-05-2009, 05:49 AM
I think you guys have got the idea.

One thing for sure I know Rooz is going to live well in his old age. :D

I learnt this trick from my Mother who produced this plus a whole lot worse a few years ago for my kids to see. The date on the back says 19x8, you can work out the x.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/3184693124_ecb2b2f674.jpg

Edit: I forgot to mention. Mum lives rent free in a house owned by her three loving sons. I think the photos were produced about the same time as the house needed painting. :D :D :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2009, 05:50 AM
Too cute Rawpaw.
I'm seeing a bit of yellow round the eyes though. If it's not being used for blackmail you might consider pping that.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2009, 05:53 AM
Santa, what would you like for Christmas?
K1W1, I'd like a bike
Santa, a red pushbike?
K1W1, pushbike, you've got to be kidding me, I wanted a Ducatti.

Rooz
06-05-2009, 05:58 AM
lmao...that stuff's gold.
my pic of the day is a tutorial on DIY speedstraps and gels.
(way too big to post in here.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/3598004670/sizes/o/

K1W1
06-05-2009, 06:06 AM
my pic of the day is a tutorial on DIY speedstraps and gels.



Cheap bastard.

You are upholding the ANZAC DIY spirit admirably my dear man. :D:D

scottman_00
06-05-2009, 11:42 AM
have you thought about rotating the pic so the road is level then cropping in on the beastie maybe so the edge of the road is the bottom of the frame?

or how about cropping to the right of the elk so you can see more of the left side, since it's staring left?

thanks for the input guys took another stab at it. i don't really know what you mean about the road tho K1W1

thanks again

ANP !!!
06-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Is that animal real ? or is it a Statue, Looks real to me *looks around*.

Great shot.


[Edit]
MY POTD, one of the first pictures from my D40.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3597897009_4624efc7b4_b.jpg

scottman_00
06-05-2009, 02:13 PM
nothing better than the real thing

thats a really cool shot ANP where is that?

K1W1
06-05-2009, 02:35 PM
thanks for the input guys took another stab at it. i don't really know what you mean about the road tho K1W1

thanks again

Something like this. I rotated the picture 3 degrees clockwise so the ground appears to be level with the bottom of the frame and then cropped it so the distracting piece of road disappeared. There is no right or wrong and if you are happy with your version then that is the correct version for you. For me I would rather concentrate on the Elk rather than the scenery in this particular setting.

K1W1
06-05-2009, 02:40 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3400/3597091321_eb61469f91_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 46 mm
ISO Speed: 400
16-85VR

rawpaw18
06-05-2009, 03:02 PM
That is awesome Rich,
when I first saw it I thought it was a bunch
of moths taking off.

scottman_00
06-05-2009, 03:56 PM
Something like this. I rotated the picture 3 degrees clockwise so the ground appears to be level with the bottom of the frame and then cropped it so the distracting piece of road disappeared. There is no right or wrong and if you are happy with your version then that is the correct version for you. For me I would rather concentrate on the Elk rather than the scenery in this particular setting.

so it IS an elk :D
thanks i tried what you said and it does look better...thanks a lot
also I really like that reflection picture... i seen it on your flickr page

K1W1
06-05-2009, 04:06 PM
I'm glad that you are happy with the suggestion. I don't really like taking other peoples pictures and modifying them then reposting.

d0od
06-05-2009, 05:39 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3597726797_38be2936c0_b.jpg
I wasn't too sure about this after I took it but it has since grown on me.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2009, 07:36 PM
Very pretty Dood.

TheKoopaBros
06-05-2009, 10:02 PM
This thistle looked like a fantasy sand worm type creature. Maybe I have too active an imagination. :P

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3598778393_9e85763cc9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3598778393/)

1/500
F/5.6
200mm
640 ISO

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-06-2009, 02:00 AM
Thinking of either Dune or Star Wars 6 by any chance with that comment?

Doing the chore of sorting photos. Very pleased with what fell out of the camera this week if I say so myself.

1st shot with a forgiving sunset light.
2nd with a bird that just wouldn't scare, even whilst I changed lenses and put on the Tammie 90mm macro and flash. 50% crop taken about 80cm away:)

craigyc
06-06-2009, 02:50 AM
Great bird shot Dread!

This is a pic of the Scots Monument in Edinburgh.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3600349048_043797a317_b.jpg

AtlPikMan
06-06-2009, 07:12 AM
I dont hava a "real" macro lens yet, This was taken with my 35-70 2.8s Macro Mode...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3599234607_fef3fd35b9_b.jpg

TheKoopaBros
06-06-2009, 04:18 PM
Thinking of either Dune or Star Wars 6 by any chance with that comment?


Not any series in particular, but it could probably be from one of those two.

kjmdrumz3
06-06-2009, 05:25 PM
Awesome shots guys! I haven't posted in a week or so so here are a few from earlier this morning.

K1W1
06-06-2009, 07:20 PM
Following on from a recent trend. :)
The Boat Shed at the Nicholas Gardens would have to be one of the most photographed buildings in Australia so this is what I came up with an an alternate to the standard shot.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/3597896652_dc1fdb4024_b.jpg

FWIW this is the standard scene.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2011/2040007132_4cc6595162.jpg

TheKoopaBros
06-06-2009, 07:25 PM
Rust and Rope:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3601520543_728f84f03f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3601520543/)

f/9.0
1/1250
18mm
ISO 800

K1W1
06-06-2009, 07:34 PM
Nice splice. Takes me back to Scouts.

TheKoopaBros
06-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Nice splice. Takes me back to Scouts.

Thanks, though I didn't tie it myself.

AtlPikMan
06-06-2009, 09:45 PM
From Today.
70-200 f/4.5 1/2000 iso 280 98mm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3602711516_c9034c4718_b.jpg

dxrocnxj
06-07-2009, 01:03 AM
Me and the girlfriend clean up very nicely.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/3603069290_5635c1bc0d.jpg

K1W1
06-07-2009, 01:14 AM
Well one of you does, the other needs a shave. :D:D

Joke, I couldn't resist because you left yourself wide open for it.

dxrocnxj
06-07-2009, 01:25 AM
Oh don't worry K1W1, you'll get it back. ;)

rawpaw18
06-07-2009, 04:54 AM
Senseless act of tubage

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/3602658779_f9bc0ec18a_o.jpg
Early morning dew on planter chain.
70-200vr w/68mm of extension tubes

kjmdrumz3
06-07-2009, 08:32 AM
Sorry about the broken links, here they are.

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/556422195_GWF2Y-XL.jpg

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/556423150_fgLcQ-XL.jpg

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/556424224_DrTiu-XL.jpg

XaiLo
06-07-2009, 09:41 AM
kjmdrumz3, nice set... I like the second one a lot.

toriaj
06-07-2009, 12:29 PM
I dont hava a "real" macro lens yet, This was taken with my 35-70 2.8s Macro Mode...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3599234607_fef3fd35b9_b.jpg

Don't know how this one got overlooked, it's beautiful.

eddie_dane
06-07-2009, 01:04 PM
a few from yesterday, sailing with friends:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3603801037_a75fac526e_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3604606000_e8cb73c774_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/3603804165_dc24f51404_b.jpg

AtlPikMan
06-07-2009, 10:00 PM
Had to Spray and Pray on this one...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3606287450_6e12545fcd_b.jpg

K1W1
06-08-2009, 12:58 AM
The more I play with this Microsoft ICE program the more impressed I am with it, especially seeing as it's free.
Six shots, hand held, 9 seconds between shot 1 and shot 6 and the program has done a pretty dam good job on the waves IMO.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/3606066211_a410502446_b.jpg

faisal
06-08-2009, 01:14 AM
AtlPikMan...wish I could Spray and Pray like you!!! Good shot!!! :)

K1W1....Nice panorama...you're getting hooked!!! :D
Btw The photo lacks a bit of contrast...

Rooz
06-08-2009, 01:41 AM
Had to Spray and Pray on this one...



fabulous...

rawpaw18
06-08-2009, 03:17 AM
Same morning as the chain picture,
doing the dew

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3603628866_f112a385b1_o.jpg

70-200vr with 68mm of tubes

Rooz suggested to go portrait
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3603628866_94a6978ff5.jpg

SreckoA4
06-08-2009, 04:42 AM
Yes, portrait is better.

K1W1
06-08-2009, 04:47 AM
Btw The photo lacks a bit of contrast...

Thanks, yes I basically posted it straight from the camera simply stitched with a tad of sharpening.

faisal
06-08-2009, 08:24 AM
Thanks, yes I basically posted it straight from the camera simply stitched with a tad of sharpening.

Ohk....

Btw did you know the software lets you save in psd format with layers and masking....freaking cool!!! :cool:

toriaj
06-08-2009, 04:11 PM
My sister asked me to take some "school pictures" for her. This was my favorite. I'd love some C&C. I haven't cropped it yet, depends on if they want 8x10, 5x7 or etc. Also I tried to keep the skin smoothing very natural, I don't want that glowy or doll-like look. I also kept it looking a little dark on my monitor, because it seems like prints and other monitors show up brighter than my monitor does.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3346/3609171332_cdb1a578cf_b.jpg
How did I do?

XaiLo
06-08-2009, 04:18 PM
AtlPikMan, sweet!

Kiwi, I'm yet to use that program eventhough I downloaded it... I have to get out... nice shots.

rawpaw18, very interesting.

toriaj, a little warm but nice.

kjmdrumz3
06-08-2009, 06:12 PM
I agree, it looks a little warm. Here's ANOTHER pic of the trouble-maker :p


http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/558579253_sssso-X2.jpg

jcon
06-08-2009, 08:13 PM
My sister asked me to take some "school pictures" for her. This was my favorite. I'd love some C&C. I haven't cropped it yet, depends on if they want 8x10, 5x7 or etc. Also I tried to keep the skin smoothing very natural, I don't want that glowy or doll-like look. I also kept it looking a little dark on my monitor, because it seems like prints and other monitors show up brighter than my monitor does.


How did I do?

Skin looks fine, only thing I see with it is color is off, looks too warm and yellow to me.

TheKoopaBros
06-08-2009, 08:44 PM
Not sure why but I really like this one:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/3609792516_841dfa916b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3609792516/)

1/800
f/5.6
200mm
ISO 1250

dxrocnxj
06-08-2009, 11:38 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3343/3610257526_c925f5ab67.jpg

From Flickr:

My friend Russ.
Just a quick shot we took using two hot work lamps.

This will probably be used for his music project found at:

www.myspace.com/endeavornj

He's a very heartfelt, creative and emotional lyricist so give him a listen!

Took me a while to get a good color balance.

I did a lot of burning on the background since we did it in his very messy garage, so the edges on him may be rough; but on him all I did was adjust levels, and sharpen it up a bit.

Rooz
06-09-2009, 03:12 AM
the first camera he handles is a Panasonic. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/3610587498_b47c1ec513_o.jpg

K1W1
06-09-2009, 03:21 AM
Well, where is the link to "My first portrait of my old man"?

And why does he not have the camera strap around his neck? Teach him proper technique or be prepared to regularly buy new cameras until he is old enough to buy his own. Oh, hang on you do buy new cameras regularly anyway. :D

Rooz
06-09-2009, 03:24 AM
Oh, hang on you do buy new cameras regularly anyway. :D

i have purchased the same number of cameras as you have AT THE MOMENT. :D

K1W1
06-09-2009, 03:27 AM
I'm probably at about 9 or 10 that I have purchased plus a couple that I have acquired over some 40 years.

Rooz
06-09-2009, 04:13 AM
yeah, i'm a minnow in this game ! lol

2 x canon film slr
2 x nikon dslr (almost 3 :D)
1 x sony pos
1 x nikon p&s
3 x canon p&s
1 x Panasonic p&s

K1W1
06-09-2009, 04:21 AM
Eight seconds is a long time to hand hold a camera in a hail storm at night. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3610700638_93862e56aa_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 8
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 16 mm
ISO Speed: 500

iiaGavin
06-09-2009, 05:48 AM
First time post.....any critique or suggestions on how to improve the picture would be greatly appreciated. I should point out that this was actually taken through a window.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2428/3609985409_24b12d9d6c_b.jpg

D50
70-300 AF @ 210mm
f/5.3
1/2000
-0.7 EV

Edited to replace link with image

K1W1
06-09-2009, 05:54 AM
It's a nice shot but you should post it as an image rather than a link.

Go to Flickr and view the image in large size, at the bottom there is a box marked "grab the url". Copy that link.

Come back here and in your post select the little icon that looks like a mountain with the sun over it and paste that link into the box that appears.

You should then have an image in your post.

AtlPikMan
06-09-2009, 07:17 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3297/3602174123_2973350578_b.jpg

toriaj
06-09-2009, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, does this look better?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2454/3611281204_7102708b6a_b.jpg

jcon
06-09-2009, 08:51 AM
Tori, I dont know if its just me, but all I see is the dreaded red X


EDIT< nevermind, its there now! I think it looks alot better!

scupking
06-09-2009, 09:00 AM
Picture of the ShockWave Jet truck at last years Road Island airshow. I used the 55-200mm VR.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Best%20of%202008/Picture157.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Best%20of%202008/Picture254.jpg

erichlund
06-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Well, where is the link to "My first portrait of my old man"?

And why does he not have the camera strap around his neck? Teach him proper technique or be prepared to regularly buy new cameras until he is old enough to buy his own. Oh, hang on you do buy new cameras regularly anyway. :D

I own a camera strap for my D200. I'm pretty sure it's around here, somewhere. At least 90% of the time, I don't have a strap on my camera. The only time my D200 has been in danger of hitting a hard surface was when it was sitting on a camera store counter, and some yahoo (me) accidently got caught on the strap (which was inappropriately hanging off the edge). Fortunately, the yahoo in question had good reflexes and caught the camera. Fear and adrenaline will do that.

Aldor88
06-09-2009, 03:04 PM
Picture of the ShockWave Jet truck at last years Road Island airshow. I used the 55-200mm VR.
Wow what the hell is the point in that? other than it looks totally awesome on a picture :D.


Nice portrait AtlPikMan.

K1W1
06-09-2009, 03:12 PM
I own a camera strap for my D200. I'm pretty sure it's around here, somewhere. At least 90% of the time, I don't have a strap on my camera.

I don't use a strap around my neck either but you and I and not 3 years old and in the process of learning. That was my point.

Rooz
06-09-2009, 03:47 PM
Picture of the ShockWave Jet truck at last years Road Island airshow. I used the 55-200mm VR.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Best%20of%202008/Picture157.jpg



that is freakin awesome man ! great shot.

r3g
06-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Wow what the hell is the point in that? other than it looks totally awesome on a picture :D.


Nice portrait AtlPikMan.


One needs no further reasons than pure epicness.

great shots scupking

Rooz
06-09-2009, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, does this look better?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2454/3611281204_7102708b6a_b.jpg

WB still looks a bit off to my eyes. i've tried to adjust it so it looks right to me. basically i've cooled down everything to get rid of the yellowy/greeny tint i saw and warmed up her face only. i think a slight crop would work to bring the focus right onto her beautiful warm smile and get rid of the distracting leaves at top left. have also added a splash of contrast.

TheKoopaBros
06-09-2009, 06:07 PM
A pretty daisy:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3612617308_e5b5674ed8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3612617308/)

1/4000
f/5.6
200mm
ISO 400

toriaj
06-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Hey Rooz, thanks for your edit! So you wanted to remove the green/yellow tint from the background and her clothes? And then lightened her face? Is that right?

kjmdrumz3
06-09-2009, 08:04 PM
We're HUUUNNNNNGGGRRRRYYYYY!!!!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3612998614_a7b9f9b18f_b.jpg

It's about time!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3612999164_9549e3073c_b.jpg

TheKoopaBros
06-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Cool captures kjmdrumz3. Especially like the first one. :)

Classic96
06-09-2009, 08:17 PM
This is from a shoot on Sunday.

D200 with the 17-55 f/2.8 @ 23mm
1/160
f/7.1
ISO 100
2 bare SB-600's on the front and rear of car. 1 SB-800 handheld and shot through 40" lastolite diffuser panel. Triggered by another SB-800 on camera.

(I know, I know.. you guys hate tattoo's :) )
Gallery here: SRT-4 & Model gallery (http://www.stillframesbynick.com/gallery/8481039_AeXRx#559470112_Hhtjz)

http://www.stillframesbynick.com/photos/559470112_Hhtjz-L.jpg

AtlPikMan
06-09-2009, 08:18 PM
What About this PP, Is it Rubbish?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3612428402_367854c01c.jpg

Rooz
06-09-2009, 08:27 PM
Hey Rooz, thanks for your edit! So you wanted to remove the green/yellow tint from the background and her clothes? And then lightened her face? Is that right?

toned down green/yellow in whole image
warmed her skin only
increased levels/curves (thats what lightened her face and darkened the shadows)
crop
selective sharpen, eyes, hair, flower


We're HUUUNNNNNGGGRRRRYYYYY!!!!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3612998614_a7b9f9b18f_b.jpg

It's about time!


outstanding !

scupking
06-09-2009, 08:48 PM
Wow what the hell is the point in that? other than it looks totally awesome on a picture :D.
.

Thanks! Oh and the point is it goes 0-370mph in 7 seconds and makes lots of noise lol:D.


Also thanks to all the other comments. Time for some more airshow pics from the same show using the same 55-200 VR. Whoever says the 55-200 isn't enough zoom for airshows I will prove you wrong.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Best%20of%202008/Picture455.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Best%20of%202008/Picture470.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/scupking/Best%20of%202008/Picture507.jpg

scupking
06-09-2009, 08:50 PM
We're HUUUNNNNNGGGRRRRYYYYY!!!!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3612998614_a7b9f9b18f_b.jpg


Amazing!!!

AtlPikMan
06-09-2009, 08:53 PM
kjmdrumz3, that is an Incredible shot...

kjmdrumz3
06-09-2009, 09:14 PM
What About this PP, Is it Rubbish?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3612428402_367854c01c.jpg

I actually like the PP, minus the halo. IMO it would look much better if it weren't as noticeable.

kjmdrumz3
06-09-2009, 09:30 PM
Here you go Rooz. Keep in mind this crop is less than 25% of the original, compressed to 212kb, shot with the crappy 55-200 @200mm, f/5.6, 1/125. I wish I had used a smaller aperture as I did in later images. I think that would have kept the bird camera right in better focus, but it is what it is.

*****Fixed-as per Rooz*****
http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/559824096_Ufg5k-XL.jpg

AdamW
06-09-2009, 09:40 PM
Here you go Rooz. Keep in mind this crop is less than 25% of the original, compressed to 212kb, shot with the crappy 55-200 @200mm, f/5.6, 1/125. I wish I had used a smaller aperture as I did in later images. I think that would have kept the bird camera right in better focus, but it is what it is.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/3612373941_26d7d7bd41_b.jpg

This is just outstanding!

Rooz
06-09-2009, 10:00 PM
i'd give it a little more room up top kj, i think you cut it too close to the birds beak. its a bloody pearler of a shot and its got stock photo all over it.

kjmdrumz3
06-09-2009, 10:17 PM
i'd give it a little more room up top kj, i think you cut it too close to the birds beak. its a bloody pearler of a shot and its got stock photo all over it.

Thanks!....and you have a pm ;) And thanks to the rest of you that have commented. Thanks to this board, and lots of practice, my photos have come a long way in a year and a half!

ANP !!!
06-09-2009, 11:02 PM
That's a great shot kjmdrumz, perfect timing.

kjmdrumz3
06-09-2009, 11:21 PM
That's a great shot kjmdrumz, perfect timing.

Lucky timing ;) The AF-assist light was making them do it, but it was usually only one of them. This time I noticed they both opened up and I took the shot. I'm just glad I hit the focus right in the light conditions I was in.

britkev
06-10-2009, 12:08 AM
Also thanks to all the other comments. Time for some more airshow pics from the same show using the same 55-200 VR. Whoever says the 55-200 isn't enough zoom for airshows I will prove you wrong.



Great shots with your "limited" equipment ;) ... are they straight out of the camera or cropped?

photowerkz
06-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Something simple... A small tree.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/treew.jpg

toriaj
06-11-2009, 02:49 PM
I like that shot, something about the processing throws it off though. Would you show us the original?

kjmdrumz3
06-11-2009, 02:53 PM
I would def. take some off the top. Not a lot, but I think it is alot of dead space.

TheKoopaBros
06-11-2009, 05:53 PM
So hard to pick just one of my best today. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2433/3617562141_450e1f2d8b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3617562141/)

1/4000
f/5.6
55mm
ISO 500

K1W1
06-12-2009, 04:47 AM
Only an X-Box can create that sort of concentration. :D
I figured it was time I started working out how off camera flash works.
SB-600 camera left on top of the TV.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3610615466_13a86a3bd4_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
06-12-2009, 08:20 PM
K1W1, was the flash bare? Doesn't look like it was diffused. A little harsh to me.

btuner
06-12-2009, 09:05 PM
2 for 1 Aerodynamics

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3615/3605887534_96def6e0dc_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3618178170_ce9f3648a3_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-12-2009, 09:36 PM
Nice bird iie and I like your composition as is photowerkz.

One from today. Probably too soft.

student
06-13-2009, 01:33 AM
One of last thursdays trip into the mountains.

D90 f/10 1/400s VR18-105@18

K1W1
06-13-2009, 02:19 AM
What mountains?

Gintaras
06-13-2009, 04:14 AM
great stuff Nikonians, especially loved fire "spitting" truck and small birdies in the nest.

student
06-13-2009, 04:29 AM
What mountains?
The Alps, Bedretto Valley. Unfortunately I dont know the name of this mountain (it's on the border between Italy and Switzerland)

BulkHedd
06-13-2009, 07:17 AM
My cousin brought her new baby girl by my office the other day so I snapped a few pics.
This was my favorite:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/3622294896_0014cdd5b1.jpg

ramblingman
06-13-2009, 08:22 AM
In the garden with the 35mm...nothing like getting down on the ground to shoot!http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/3621628717_210286fae0.jpg

ANP !!!
06-13-2009, 12:09 PM
Composition and how I did it (http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3622065533/)
Been away from the camera, need to catch up fast.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3622065533_d5da157e1b_b.jpg

K1W1
06-14-2009, 02:46 AM
You have to expect at least one every now and then. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3305/3623906577_88ca2fe41a_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 560

rawpaw18
06-14-2009, 04:04 AM
Anp That is Fantastic, great work!!

Rooz
06-14-2009, 04:28 AM
Anp That is Fantastic, great work!!

x2 that is superb

photowerkz
06-14-2009, 05:58 AM
Shot a porsche 996 today. Very happy with how this turned out:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/99602w.jpg

Representin' nikon, bitches! :D hehe

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-14-2009, 06:23 AM
Very nice photowerkz

I'm just longing for summer.

Rooz
06-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Shot a porsche 996 today. Very happy with how this turned out:



Representin' nikon, bitches! :D hehe

stunning shot !:eek:

herc182
06-14-2009, 02:02 PM
Very nice photowerkz

I'm just longing for summer.

great shot...love the shadowing / movement of people on the pier

Aldor88
06-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Shot a porsche 996 today...
WOW, thats really nice got to love your work :).

Nice pier shot too DPR.

Prospero
06-14-2009, 03:24 PM
ANP, amazing shot. The colours and mood of the picture are amazing.
DPR, very nice shot. I like the water in the picture. The balance between motion blur and wave detail is great. It adds movement to the picture, while keeping it realistic.

N.C.F.
06-14-2009, 06:13 PM
Now, for something totally unrelated to the topic at hand.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3626100608_0b8e498e59_b.jpg

aparmley
06-14-2009, 08:47 PM
Howdy strangers

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2483/3627213762_c371fcd689_b.jpg

Picked up a new wireless mighty mouse tonight. Then, I thought about you fine people. Many moons have past since I've lingered here. . . Hope everyone is doing well.

LBGChris
06-14-2009, 11:20 PM
Neat pics guys! Here's one from my mini-shoot tonight...

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-15-2009, 04:32 AM
Lovelly image LBG. From your title though I'd expected a mini-skirt or mini-car.

Good to hear from you again Aparmley.

I took the family for a winters drive, got me a change of scenery.

rawpaw18
06-15-2009, 07:43 AM
That is stunning DPR!

LBGChris
06-17-2009, 12:14 AM
Thanks DPR. haha. I do love women in mini-skirts though, good idea ;)

That's a cool pic, what state is it in?

iiaGavin
06-17-2009, 11:12 AM
A pic of the kids from a couple years ago, taken in the Fall.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3604/3635494715_c07c4be09d_b.jpg

r3g
06-17-2009, 11:13 AM
Love the color of those leaves.. Nice shot!

Turo
06-17-2009, 11:54 AM
Not really anything new, but thought this was cool. On the left is a picture I took a bit over a yer ago. On the right, is a painting done of my picture (and no, I didn't paint it :D)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3579746862_f923fe53a4_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3579746862/)

accord2003
06-17-2009, 07:30 PM
Having been here a while. There are so many good pics here.

I had the chance to go to the falls again. I took his shot just before night set in. I am not sure about the sky. C&C would be greatly appreciated.

K1W1
06-17-2009, 08:17 PM
Using the piece of paper held against the monitor technique I think that if it was my picture I would crop about half the cloud height away from the top and make the shot more like a panorama.

Rooz
06-18-2009, 01:58 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3636331129_450a0e9d32_o.jpg

K1W1
06-18-2009, 02:34 AM
Are you upset that you spent all that money and it doesn't take colour photos? :D

Rooz
06-18-2009, 04:32 AM
yeah i suppose...but it doesnt do too badly in the dark. :p
iso12800, SOOC; NR turned off aswell.
f2.8
1/60s
24-70/2.8

K1W1
06-18-2009, 04:33 AM
Now you are really showing off.

Rooz
06-18-2009, 04:34 AM
bahh...believe me you wont see too many hi iso shots from me. whatst he point of taking a pic like that when i can use a flash and have 100x better IQ ?

K1W1
06-18-2009, 04:42 AM
But we have two out of two high res so far. Have you been out terrifying any bugs yet?

Rooz
06-18-2009, 04:43 AM
pissing down rain here

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-18-2009, 06:40 AM
That's a cool pic, what state is it in?

Most wine regions in Australia look like that. They all think they need a token winery attached to the vinyard to lure the gullible tourists in. As far as I know most of these joints get most of the real work (crushing) done in large real wineries and then just store and ferment the juice in their little boutique on site tourist friendly "wineries". Maybe I'm a pessimist. New South Wales' Hunter Valley wine region is a classic example of that.

My photo is "a token winery" and vineyard in MacLaren Vale in South Australia. 1 hrs drive south of Adelaide. With little dispute I think the best wine region in Australia is recognised as the Barrossa Valley, 1 hrs drive north east of Adelaide.

erichlund
06-18-2009, 06:57 AM
Most wine regions in Australia look like that. They all think they need a token winery attached to the vinyard to lure the gullible tourists in. As far as I know most of these joints get most of the real work (crushing) done in large real wineries and then just store and ferment the juice in their little boutique on site tourist friendly "wineries". Maybe I'm a pessimist. New South Wales' Hunter Valley wine region is a classic example of that.

My photo is "a token winery" and vineyard in MacLaren Vale in South Australia. 1 hrs drive south of Adelaide. With little dispute I think the best wine region in Australia is recognised as the Barrossa Valley, 1 hrs drive north east of Adelaide.

It's not so different here in California. We do have a lot of really big wineries that do all their own work, but we also have boutique wineries. One of the biggest wineries in Temecula, CA, buys their best seller outright. We also have a lot of smaller wineries that do their own work and create relatively small batches of very good stuff.

herc182
06-18-2009, 07:56 AM
yeah i suppose...but it doesnt do too badly in the dark. :p
iso12800, SOOC; NR turned off aswell.
f2.8
1/60s
24-70/2.8

AND You have the D700...do you realise you bought what I dream of?

ENJOY!!!!

herc182
06-18-2009, 07:57 AM
Having been here a while. There are so many good pics here.

I had the chance to go to the falls again. I took his shot just before night set in. I am not sure about the sky. C&C would be greatly appreciated.

To be honest I would crop out the yellow lighting below too...and make it a proper pano looking shot...all about the waterfalls. The yellow below is distracting for me.

iiaGavin
06-18-2009, 08:18 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3598/3636318742_cd689dbb1c_b.jpg

Turo
06-18-2009, 09:11 AM
He was one tired dog:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/3638215465_14d0bc9bf6_b.jpg

flickr/exif link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3638215465/)

LBGChris
06-18-2009, 10:28 AM
I love the last 2 shots!

photowerkz
06-18-2009, 11:18 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/firedawnw.jpg

AtlPikMan
06-18-2009, 01:04 PM
300mm...AF-S
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3639574770_83079b7654_b.jpg

AdamW
06-18-2009, 01:41 PM
Great color and bokeh, AtlPikMan!

r3g
06-18-2009, 05:45 PM
Hmmm..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3639322015_0a09369174_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3639322015/)

TNB
06-18-2009, 05:53 PM
I may have to take some bug shots yet. Looking good.

Anyway, since I recently purchased a Sony PS3, I decided to go to the mall and look around. In additon to purchasing another game and movie, I took a few pics while I was walking around the mall.

jcon
06-18-2009, 06:14 PM
Dayum! Thats a beautiful mall!

accord2003
06-18-2009, 06:54 PM
hey. I been there too. that is a great shot!!. I only wish I tried that when I was there :eek:

AtlPikMan. Love the colours of this shot!

photowerkz. wow. looks like some big event is coming ..

R3g. lovely portrait.

accord2003
06-18-2009, 06:58 PM
Using the piece of paper held against the monitor technique I think that if it was my picture I would crop about half the cloud height away from the top and make the shot more like a panorama.


To be honest I would crop out the yellow lighting below too...and make it a proper pano looking shot...all about the waterfalls. The yellow below is distracting for me.

thanks for the suggestions. I was also concerned with the colour of the sky.

here is the pano.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3640304358_a566da2410_b.jpg

K1W1
06-18-2009, 08:06 PM
I prefer that version.

LBGChris
06-18-2009, 11:59 PM
second that!

Rooz
06-19-2009, 03:34 AM
I may have to take some bug shots yet. Looking good.

Anyway, since I recently purchased a Sony PS3, I decided to go to the mall and look around. In additon to purchasing another game and movie, I took a few pics while I was walking around the mall.

stunning mate. thats some mall ! :eek:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2438/3640319699_59aef59ba1_o.jpg

K1W1
06-19-2009, 04:36 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/3640364133_fed073cbf7_b.jpg

Rooz
06-19-2009, 04:44 AM
interesting..have you tried a mono ? nice texture for a high contast b/w imo.

K1W1
06-19-2009, 04:54 AM
interesting..have you tried a mono ? nice texture for a high contast b/w imo.

Not yet but it's in the plan.

TNB
06-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Dayum! Thats a beautiful mall!

stunning mate. thats some mall ! :eek:
That's only a fraction of it. There are movable statutes, fish tanks, and so on as well.


hey. I been there too. that is a great shot!!. I only wish I tried that when I was there :eek:

I used to shop there a lot when there used to be a Disney Store & Gallery in the Forum Shops, but ever since they took them out I don't go down there much unless I want to check out the Sony store, hang out with out-of-town visitors, or it is on business. Most of the people I know with cameras would rather visit the nearby Bellagio "flower" Convservatory. However, I've thought about taking photos down there "again" ever since I purchased the 10.5mm which has been quite sometime now. The photo, like my Effiel Tower photo, did stir up a little interest in the local Flickr group.


I prefer that version.
Agreed. The only time I was ever at the falls, it was with a disposable film camera. My shots were ok, but nothing like that pano for sure. I only wish I could have captured someone going over the falls. ;)

Here's a photo of the "rocking horse" outside one of the toy stores. I probably should try to do something with a couple of the lights. :rolleyes:

K1W1
06-19-2009, 07:44 PM
Here's a photo of the "rocking horse" outside one of the toy stores. I probably should try to do something with a couple of the lights. :rolleyes:

Most of the Malls over here have no photography signs at the entrances.

accord2003
06-19-2009, 08:06 PM
Agreed. The only time I was ever at the falls, it was with a disposable film camera. My shots were ok, but nothing like that pano for sure. I only wish I could have captured someone going over the falls. ;)

Here's a photo of the "rocking horse" outside one of the toy stores. I probably should try to do something with a couple of the lights. :rolleyes:

Trust me. There have been many attempts :) joking aside. I hope to go back in winter. It is even better. this is good shot of the horse. This horse was massive.


Most of the Malls over here have no photography signs at the entrances.

very interesting. I haven't seen that before here.

Fireworks at the Falls.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3642214017_bcc77fca36_b.jpg

K1W1
06-19-2009, 08:29 PM
very interesting. I haven't seen that before here.



The enclosed Malls (the ones that are purpose built rather than a group of shops just joined together) are generally privately owned by companies like Westfield and their attitude seems to be to lump photography in with bicycle riding, skateboarding, public drunkenness and general anti social behaviour. Of course that doesn't stop thousands of blurry photos being taken on their premises every day with phone cameras but I guess it's mainly a entry clause they can use against commercial photography if they want or need to.

TNB
06-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Most of the Malls over here have no photography signs at the entrances.
Some of the malls here also don't allow photography with NON-P&S cameras though I have never noticed any signs prohibiting photography. I have seen signs targeted towards gangs, i.e. wearing hats sideways, clothing, etc. Heck, a while back some guy used a telephone-camera to take a photo of a mural inside a casino and was detained until the police showed up, i.e. they would NOT let him leave the casino. Casino security tried to claim photography wasn't allowed by law in the casino though the state gaming commission stated otherwise in an interview. The guy did get banned from the casino. Granted it was "private property", but it just shows how well "trained" the security around the local casinos and the malls is around here. Many times, it is just "selective" enforcement as well. I guess if you walk in with a D3x and look like an idiot, you can still take photos. Just don't walk in with a D40 and a 70-200mm F/2.8 VR because security may stop you.

For that matter, I was stopped one time when I had media soft-card credentials while shooting the Grand Prix by some yahoos in a mall area when I used a crossing point to go from a public garage to a mall area supposedly in a public park to get down to the track route crossing over a public steet upon which the race was running. Hell, the idiots even stopped some of the hard-card credential holders from getting into the pit area while they let the mayor and the "dancers" go out just before the start of the race. Talk about some upset pro-photographers who follow the circuit racing. For all I know, that may be one of the reasons they didn't hold a grand prix race here the following year.

accord2003
06-19-2009, 08:59 PM
The enclosed Malls (the ones that are purpose built rather than a group of shops just joined together) are generally privately owned by companies like Westfield and their attitude seems to be to lump photography in with bicycle riding, skateboarding, public drunkenness and general anti social behaviour. Of course that doesn't stop thousands of blurry photos being taken on their premises every day with phone cameras but I guess it's mainly a entry clause they can use against commercial photography if they want or need to.

I do know malls do not wish any commercial photography inside their premises. That said, it is not posted here at all. A friend of mine was told stop taking pictures of his daughter. He was just using a D200. I guess there is always a fine line.


Some of the malls here also don't allow photography with NON-P&S cameras though I have never noticed any signs prohibiting photography. I have seen signs targeted towards gangs, i.e. wearing hats sideways, clothing, etc. Heck, a while back some guy used a telephone-camera to take a photo of a mural inside a casino and was detained until the police showed up, i.e. they would NOT let him leave the casino. Casino security tried to claim photography wasn't allowed by law in the casino though the state gaming commission stated otherwise in an interview. The guy did get banned from the casino. Granted it was "private property", but it just shows how well "trained" the security around the local casinos and the malls is around here. Many times, it is just "selective" enforcement as well. I guess if you walk in with a D3x and look like an idiot, you can still take photos. Just don't walk in with a D40 and a 70-200mm F/2.8 VR because security may stop you.

For that matter, I was stopped one time when I had media soft-card credentials while shooting the Grand Prix by some yahoos in a mall area when I used a crossing point to go from a public garage to a mall area supposedly in a public park to get down to the track route crossing over a public steet upon which the race was running. Hell, the idiots even stopped some of the hard-card credential holders from getting into the pit area while they let the mayor and the "dancers" go out just before the start of the race. Talk about some upset pro-photographers who follow the circuit racing. For all I know, that may be one of the reasons they didn't hold a grand prix race here the following year.

TNB. When I went to vegas, I didn't even think about what I was doing inside the casinos. I guess I could have been in trouble for this shot?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2815706676_5736622c55.jpg

TNB
06-20-2009, 06:43 AM
TNB. When I went to vegas, I didn't even think about what I was doing inside the casinos. I guess I could have been in trouble for this shot?
Probably depends on the security. In general, they don't seem to care as long as it is not of the "casino floor" and "gamblers on the floor", i.e. table games, though sometimes exceptions are made for something like the "World of Poker" tournement which has been going on now. From the newspaper article I read, the reason security descended on that particular person claimed that he was taking a photo of the security cameras in the ceilings instead of the mural. However, that still wouldn't explain why I've seen some people taking photos with pro-cameras and pro-lenes while other with prosumer cameras and pro-lens have been told to quit taking photos. :rolleyes: If I recall correctly, the reporter had also interviewed one of the other casino monguls who actually liked the idea of people taking photos just so they could get the "free" advertisement, which makes more sense to me.

accord2003
06-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Probably depends on the security. In general, they don't seem to care as long as it is not of the "casino floor" and "gamblers on the floor", i.e. table games, though sometimes exceptions are made for something like the "World of Poker" tournement which has been going on now. From the newspaper article I read, the reason security descended on that particular person claimed that he was taking a photo of the security cameras in the ceilings instead of the mural. However, that still wouldn't explain why I've seen some people taking photos with pro-cameras and pro-lenes while other with prosumer cameras and pro-lens have been told to quit taking photos. :rolleyes: If I recall correctly, the reporter had also interviewed one of the other casino monguls who actually liked the idea of people taking photos just so they could get the "free" advertisement, which makes more sense to me.

I am just happy I didn't get pulled over :)

my pic for the day.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3548122180_25cd9d04f6_b.jpg

TNB
06-20-2009, 10:02 PM
Nice. I also took some bird photos today (owls, peacocks, geese, etc.) and even a few horse and goat photos. Mostly all babies. The attached photo though not the greatest had another visitor, I just had problems trying to stay focused today.

Rooz
06-20-2009, 11:58 PM
fantastic shot tnb. great summer mood.

K1W1
06-21-2009, 12:47 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3646434146_04e48bbab1_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 135 mm
ISO Speed: 1250
55-200VR

Rooz
06-21-2009, 03:53 AM
Mr and Mrs Rooz

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3646738388_d41cf48a67_o.jpg

rawpaw18
06-21-2009, 04:13 AM
No way my wife would be smiling if she was in front of a D700 I just bought.
Photo and wife are definite keepers there Rooz.

K1W1
06-21-2009, 04:31 AM
I'll tell you what that Lucas is getting good. The old man will be overshadowed very soon methinks, probably about when he discovers colour film. I can't wait till he tries his hand at bugs (well actually I can). :D

Rooz
06-21-2009, 04:37 AM
she seems pretty happy so far rich. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/3645999733_31ff6ee0ce_o.jpg

craigyc
06-21-2009, 06:33 AM
My girlfriend having a break from skiing with a nice hot chocolate

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3646243367_74807be29e.jpg

TNB
06-21-2009, 03:32 PM
Breaking from skiing is better with chocolate than a cast. ;)

Rooz,
Nice photos. I did my commenting on Flickr for the most part. :p

Here's another one of my bird shots from yesterday. I just liked the way the background came out in this one.

iiaGavin
06-21-2009, 03:57 PM
The woodpile at the cottage.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3643075954_829b076ec7_b.jpg

accord2003
06-21-2009, 06:29 PM
TNB. those are great bird shots. you really got close there!

Rooz. just outstanding. I can't believe you said about the sharpness on the other thread. I thought this was sharp already!

craigyc. good b/w portrait.

iigavin. lots of wood there. How high is that?

toriaj
06-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Rooz, nice work as always. 'Round here, we call that hairdo a fauxhawk :D
Craigyc, I like the lighting and the way you caught her eyes, but the coffee cup just doesn't work for me.
TNB, that's beautiful. Love it.
iiaGavin, welcome to the forum. I can see you're playing with perspective, good start. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

iiaGavin
06-22-2009, 03:54 AM
iigavin. lots of wood there. How high is that?

Not as high as it looks :) Probably about 4-5 ft (~1.5m)

Rooz
06-22-2009, 04:19 AM
Rooz, nice work as always. 'Round here, we call that hairdo a fauxhawk :D

lol, i;ve been called worse. :D

FLiPMaRC
06-22-2009, 10:16 AM
:cool: Excellent portraits Rooz!!!

N.C.F.
06-22-2009, 12:07 PM
Great work everyone. I'm loving those tact sharp portraits Rooz. What lens?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3648185676_f585361fae_b.jpg

ANP !!!
06-22-2009, 01:28 PM
Been away, hope everything is great around here, and I didn't miss much of the great pics.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2465/3650545609_1fcb1607ec_b.jpg

accord2003
06-22-2009, 06:44 PM
NCF. nice portrait. I really like that angle.

ANP! stunning shot!.

Joker

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/3651902811_97745b9d56_b.jpg

btuner
06-22-2009, 08:44 PM
Collecting Dust

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/3652191921_d4203b160f_o.jpg

r3g
06-23-2009, 09:28 AM
See what happens when there's a big gap inbetween photoshoots lol...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3653621214_1ee9a96033_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3653621214/)

LBGChris
06-23-2009, 11:22 AM
SICK joker and lightning shots!

AtlPikMan
06-23-2009, 02:51 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3343/3654626195_5ab4c8a228_b.jpg

Rooz
06-23-2009, 08:31 PM
See what happens when there's a big gap inbetween photoshoots lol...



lol awesome shot reggie.

herc182
06-24-2009, 01:11 AM
See what happens when there's a big gap inbetween photoshoots lol...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3653621214_1ee9a96033_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3653621214/)

great shot...:)

Prospero
06-24-2009, 01:29 AM
Great shot. Beautiful lighting and colours. Possibly the best dipiction of this flower since Van Gogh :)

herc182
06-24-2009, 06:07 AM
one from this weekend at lake balaton, Hungary.

used the sigma 10-20

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3656929748_4ab320ae45_b.jpg

ANP !!!
06-24-2009, 09:50 AM
R3g, that is something really extra ordinary, your mastering this work of yours man, there is always something unique about your photoshoots.
AtlPikMan, Wonderful shot mate, the colors and bokeh are pleasing, beautiful is the word.
Great shot Herc, I am waiting for my Sigma 10-20 :D. The sky is amazing.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/3654407407_ddc144fafd_b.jpg

btuner
06-24-2009, 04:53 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/3652990258_d9312d3558_o.jpg

herc182
06-25-2009, 01:25 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/3652990258_d9312d3558_o.jpg

fantastic shot...what lens did you use for that? thats some zoom...love that photo.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-25-2009, 01:56 AM
Love your shot ANP.

I'm sure I or others have asked before but what was the technique. Lots of short exposures or a few long exposures and hope.

herc182
06-25-2009, 02:04 AM
Love your shot ANP.

I'm sure I or others have asked before but what was the technique. Lots of short exposures or a few long exposures and hope.

i second that ANP...stunning shot.

r3g
06-25-2009, 06:25 AM
Dunno how but this series ended up being a story..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3659333406_99ecc07475_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3659333406/)

herc182
06-25-2009, 06:52 AM
r3g very creative...not sure about the lighting that strong under her legs...but think the composition and idea is perfect. That is the type of thing you see in photography books. Quality stuff...it makes you look into the shot and think about what is happenening.

what magazine is she reading? :D

accord2003
06-25-2009, 06:53 AM
Another great shot R3g.

ANP. Great timing there. that is stunning!

Btuner. I really like this shot.

btuner
06-25-2009, 10:45 AM
fantastic shot...what lens did you use for that? thats some zoom...love that photo.

Thanks! It was just the 50mm 1.8

jcon
06-25-2009, 12:14 PM
Dunno how but this series ended up being a story..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3659333406_9f4858d3b2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3659333406/)


r3g, I like it. If I may offer some suggestions if you try this exact shot again... If you have one, I would set up a light very high above her, and aim it down onto her head, sort of like a street light. I think that would add a great dimension to the image and the model. Also, it would add a little separation between the models head and the black background.

Youre pretty dam good with lighting so I feel weird suggesting things to you!;)

rawpaw18
06-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Hey reg,

I like it, tell your girl that her foot half out of the shoe adds
to the photo. As well as you in the background, very cool

r3g
06-25-2009, 01:35 PM
Also, it would add a little separation between the models head and the black background.


I've gotten that from a lot of people actually lol. The idea in my head was to keep the scene sort of mysterious (dunno if thats the word im looking for) and I felt like complete rim light would sorta kill the mood. Good suggestion though.. 9/10 times I wouldve done that.

Thanks everyone! Glad you guys like it.

dig-it-al
06-25-2009, 08:43 PM
While playing with my new D90, I happened upon this scene in Greenland Colorado and after a few captures and exposure compensations, I ended up with this.
By the way the D90 is incredibly versatile!

r3g
06-25-2009, 08:47 PM
Well done. Theres just a bit too much of a yellow tint in the barn but beyond that excellent shot. Congrats on the D90

ANP !!!
06-25-2009, 09:28 PM
Thanks guys :).
@DPR, the first shot was a 30" f5.6, it turned out bright since the lightning was huge, so I set it to f10 and took multiple 30" shots using a wireless remote. Lightning has always excited me, and I am gonna keep chasing lightning :D.

R3G, that's a genius of a shot, you can be a director man :D.

herc182
06-26-2009, 12:53 AM
While playing with my new D90, I happened upon this scene in Greenland Colorado and after a few captures and exposure compensations, I ended up with this.
By the way the D90 is incredibly versatile!

:O Fantastic shot...is it HDR or blended in photoshop? Love the suns rays...

herc182
06-26-2009, 12:54 AM
R3G, that's a genius of a shot, you can be a director man :D.

I second that....great set up of your photos...and perfect execution

rawpaw18
06-26-2009, 06:58 AM
Had my camera 3 1/2 years and I don't think I ever took a photo
of a butterfly before. Well got that out of the way now.

Just researching, might not even be butterfly. I quit!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3662816396_e920b4c63d_o.jpg

DiamondSCattleCo
06-26-2009, 07:25 AM
Its a nice shot, but I'm 99.9% sure its a moth. :)

faisal
06-26-2009, 07:38 AM
I think it's a moth as well...irrespective of that...beautiful shot!! :)

rawpaw18
06-26-2009, 08:29 AM
Bummer, now I still have not taken a butterfly shot

LBGChris
06-26-2009, 10:07 AM
Bummer, now I still have not taken a butterfly shot

lol :( hang in there man.

josef
06-26-2009, 11:37 AM
great stuff here lately fellas! keep it up!

i haven't got to shoot much lately, but i took some multiple exposure comp shots (i didn't bring my tripod on them hikes for nothing!!) on a trip to the Smokey Mountains last year hoping to use them when i bought CS4. Well, long story short, i never got CS4 (need a faster computer!!) but I opted for the student deal on Photomatix. This was just a brief 5 minute HDR of a 5 photo set i did on my lunch break. it might be a little too "juiced" but like I said it was a quickie and I have no clue what i'm doing (it's my first HDR). :D But I could see really getting to like the HDR stuff.

(I know not everyone likes HDRs, but personally, I think it's a very interesting use of photography and technology and I am very eager to learn more about it..)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3663303838_827576fecc_b.jpg