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SreckoA4
07-19-2009, 11:28 PM
11.000 Replies

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-20-2009, 06:12 AM
awesome shots BJ !

I like the approach for attack.

AtlPikMan
07-20-2009, 08:36 AM
This Guy Just wouldnt look up...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/3732931371_11d2d375b5.jpg

Rasidel Slika
07-20-2009, 09:55 AM
what a bike! nice shot

AtlPikMan
07-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Lunch after the World Wide Photowalk. This Pic was taken with a friends 50mm 1.2 Manually focused on my D300.

AtlPikMan
07-20-2009, 09:05 PM
Lunch after the World Wide Photowalk. This Pic was taken with a friends 50mm 1.2 Manually focused on my D300.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2483/3737192257_17c9546fcc_b.jpg

TNB
07-20-2009, 10:33 PM
There were two photowalks around here though I didn't sign up for either one. Both were full already though I couldn't really see myself hanging out with 50 photographers downtown or 50 photographers out by the dam.

One of the local Flickr members and me did end up downtown anyway though for the car show. We also met one other local Flickr member though he wasn't down there for the walk either.

tim11
07-20-2009, 10:47 PM
This is my favourite one from the day... A spontaneous shot - she was trying to free her dress from some jagged rock.
Hope you like it too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-21-2009, 04:21 AM
Nice shot Tim

Rooz
07-21-2009, 04:23 AM
very nice tim.

here's some more silliness...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3741812809_c2d4675515_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-21-2009, 04:30 AM
A toy and fire on top of a mirror?

Rooz
07-21-2009, 04:38 AM
i had a beer closeby in case anything went array...lol
(its actually black perspex)

K1W1
07-21-2009, 05:03 AM
here's some more silliness...


With eyes like that I have serious doubts about the legality of the substance being burnt.

Rooz
07-21-2009, 05:16 AM
who woulda thought i'd have so much fun with his toys ? lol

K1W1
07-21-2009, 05:18 AM
Go to bed son! Dad wants to play with your toys.

DiamondSCattleCo
07-21-2009, 08:40 AM
who woulda thought i'd have so much fun with his toys ? lol

:D :D My boys have lost the use of their Hot Wheels collection for the past few days. :D Its amazing what you can do with a couple penlights on a glass table top.

SCC-Photography
07-21-2009, 11:21 AM
On the last page, I really liked the biker guy filling up th tank with gas. Great angle and perfect lighting!

I took this headshot on Saturday:

http://www.scc-photography.com/photos/594797675_VMwVv-L.jpg

Turo
07-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Nice one, SCC! I wish I could control my lighting as well as some of you!

My latest upload:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3738060956_92d799a98d_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3738060956/)

Rooz
07-21-2009, 04:45 PM
stunning turo...just stunning.
SCC, welcome to the forum, looks like it could be a great shot but its hard to tell cos of that horrendous watermark. :p

rawpaw18
07-21-2009, 06:57 PM
I am finding shooting these dudes a bit challenging

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2563/3744080349_0bf45a9295_o.jpg

70-200vr fully stacked w/68mm Kenko Tubes (no surprise):rolleyes:

K1W1
07-22-2009, 03:33 AM
Rooz is in trouble. :D

K1W1
07-22-2009, 03:37 AM
One of the fun (?) things I get to do is stand on top of newly capped off buildings from time to time. Usually I only have a phone camera but today I had the POS. 16 image pano. No care what so ever. Lens at 16mm. I only had a few seconds so this is it.
BTW I have become addicted to ICE (the Microsoft variety at least). :)
The full size version is on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/).

The picture goes from west through north to south east. Look real close at the horizon on the right and you will see the Dandenong Ranges where I live about 35 miles away in a straight line.

Oh and if anybody wants to know I was effectively standing on what would be the 40th level above street level.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3745934244_e096072143_b.jpg

faisal
07-22-2009, 03:47 AM
Sweet!!!! ^^^^
Is it possible to upload a bigger version somewhere else cause Flickr is blocked!!!

Love the Dragonfly shot rawpaw...

K1W1
07-22-2009, 03:52 AM
Blocked at your end or at Flickr?

Here is the URL (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3745934244_ceb5a70609_o.jpg) of the full size (5529 x 954 pixels) image.

Rooz
07-22-2009, 03:59 AM
i know, i'm switching genre's. lol
toy cars. :p

gsusmaniac
07-22-2009, 04:51 AM
K1W1---Love that pano....very nice. Makes me wanna play "I Spy" haha...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/3742797379_e323c74cdb_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/3743588560_85aed8573d_b.jpg

SCC-Photography
07-22-2009, 05:11 AM
stunning turo...just stunning.
SCC, welcome to the forum, looks like it could be a great shot but its hard to tell cos of that horrendous watermark. :p

Unfortunately - I need to put a firm control on the digital copies of my media, especially for paid shoots. The watermarks need to stay and need to be centered on the image so they can't be removed in photoshop or cropped out, (I've had that issue before).

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-22-2009, 06:37 AM
I am finding shooting these dudes a bit challenging


And your surprised by that? Well done Rawpaw.

Nice lines Turo and I like the wild shot GSUS, those eyes grab your attention.

accord2003
07-22-2009, 06:56 AM
I am finding shooting these dudes a bit challenging
70-200vr fully stacked w/68mm Kenko Tubes (no surprise):rolleyes:

awesome shot Rich. I think you won that challenge :D

gsusmaniac. I like that shot :)

K1W1. that is a great location for a pano.. great shot!.

Turo
07-22-2009, 11:48 AM
Blocked at your end or at Flickr?

Here is the URL (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3745934244_ceb5a70609_o.jpg) of the full size (5529 x 954 pixels) image.

The full size was blocked for me as well, but your link worked. Looks amazing! :cool:

accord2003
07-22-2009, 04:28 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3740939827_25b87e9072_b.jpg

TheKoopaBros
07-22-2009, 08:34 PM
First day with my new lens (105mm Nikkor micro):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3748300388_9358204266_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3748300388/)

1/1000
f/13.0
105mm
ISO 640
Exposure: +2/3 EV

I'm still learning, obviously. Mainly in dealing with the depth of field.

Rooz
07-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Unfortunately - I need to put a firm control on the digital copies of my media, especially for paid shoots. The watermarks need to stay and need to be centered on the image so they can't be removed in photoshop or cropped out, (I've had that issue before).

thats fair enuf if you feel a websized image at 130kb odd requires a watermark then by all means, each to their own. this is however a photo gallery type of thread and its difficult to appreciate the quality of a photo with that watermark.

jcon
07-22-2009, 10:06 PM
Unfortunately - I need to put a firm control on the digital copies of my media, especially for paid shoots. The watermarks need to stay and need to be centered on the image so they can't be removed in photoshop or cropped out, (I've had that issue before).

Understandable. I myself do that with my customer shoots but you could lower the opacity so its not as dominant.

Rooz
07-23-2009, 04:42 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3749217530_9d1e9f93ae_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-23-2009, 06:59 AM
Rooz, have you thought of that shot of the toys increasing with age as you go down the line. Starting with a dummy, into toy cars and ending up a with an SLR or car keys?

Accord I love your bumblebee but have you got any noise reduction software to hit it with. Or if not, mask the background and give it a little GB.

Here's one copying Lukas' work and using his suggestions.

rawpaw18
07-23-2009, 11:32 AM
Hey Koop,
love the bee, that lens looks to be a winner.

DPR, beautiful scene. Filter or something cause darker blue in middle or just natural sky?

Rooz, come back to the bug side, I need advice.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/3749223763_56ede26e66_o.jpg

jcon
07-23-2009, 01:19 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3749217530_9d1e9f93ae_o.jpg


I love this rooz! I normally dont like the borders, but it really really works for this image! reminds me of a promo poster I once saw for Pixar! Well done!!

Tomcat
07-23-2009, 02:15 PM
Do you think those tail lights make her bumper look big.

iiaGavin
07-23-2009, 02:25 PM
From the Tall Ship festival in Halifax, NS last week.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/3750073540_ba4a5a4312_b.jpg

rawpaw18
07-23-2009, 02:41 PM
Gosh sakes I am slow, got it now Rooz lmao.

Married too long apparently

K1W1
07-23-2009, 02:57 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3749217530_9d1e9f93ae_o.jpg

Rooz,

I am simultaneously shocked and horrified that you could post such a picture here. This is by far the absolute worst image ever presented on this forum. How could you do it?

To post an image that perpetuates all that is wrong in society and to use children's toys as a metaphor to do that is not only insensitive but also highly dangerous as it will provide not particularly subtle training to younger generations.

Your image symbolises the dominance that the large and powerful have over the smaller and weaker this could be applied to all walks of life from a personal level through to the global. Your image has three obviously male toys ganging up and intimidating a smaller and weaker obviously female toy. Is this the sort of attitude that you want your son or other peoples sons to grow up with? How will you feel about this if your next child is a girl. Do you want her to be bullied in the way that you have indicated that you are happy for your male progeny to act towards females? When you son turns into a teenage thug you will know exactly where to look to the cause of his problems.

As this image is now loose on the Internet and it is unrealistic that it is withdrawn from circulation I think that you need to take stock of the direction in which your photography is heading. Is expressing your male centric right wing and violent view of the world through photography something that you should continue with? Think of the irreparable damage that you are doing to not only your children but perhaps to countless numbers of children worldwide. You have gone down a very dangerous path and I suggest that you may wish consider some form of counselling before you head into uncharted and potentially self destructive waters.

DiamondSCattleCo
07-23-2009, 03:14 PM
<chuckle> Good thing I have large loaders. We're gonna need 'em to clean up after that :)

Rooz
07-23-2009, 03:28 PM
Gosh sakes I am slow, got it now Rooz lmao.

Married too long apparently

lol as long as you got there in the end Rich.
that dragonfly shot is superb. love the tight crop and sharpness. you're making me look bad. :mad:

Rooz
07-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Do you think those tail lights make her bumper look big.

lmfao...there we go...an idea for the next shot, thanks. i have Sally's image in my head now. :D

(i did screw up the light on the pink car though. way too much light kicked back in on her cute little butt.

polvadis
07-23-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm a little mad that I can't take credit for this photo :D I let a friend take my Nikon for a spin and this is the result.

Tomcat
07-23-2009, 04:41 PM
I like that tall ship. Where is Halifax NS. Next time we go to Charleston South carolina we're going on a cruise of the harbor on a tall ship.

iiaGavin
07-23-2009, 04:46 PM
I like that tall ship. Where is Halifax NS. Next time we go to Charleston South carolina we're going on a cruise of the harbor on a tall ship.

East coast of Canada, to the Northeast of Maine.

Tomcat
07-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Chill out KIWI. If God didn't want us to look at girls he wouldn't have made the so nice to look at.

Tomcat
07-23-2009, 04:56 PM
East coast of Canada, to the Northeast of Maine.

those might have been the tall ships that were in Charelston the week before the July fourth weekend.

iiaGavin
07-23-2009, 05:42 PM
those might have been the tall ships that were in Charelston the week before the July fourth weekend.

Quite possibly. I think they've been moving up the US East coast, and after Halifax they were moving on to other parts of Nova Scotia and/or Europe as part of a "race".

Some other pictures can be found here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38916092@N05/sets/72157621674533851/). I'll be adding more at the beginning of August since I hit my flickr upload quota today.

Tomcat
07-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Those are some nice pic of the tall ships. I wish I lived closer to the ocean. I've been land locked for the past 25 years.

gsusmaniac
07-23-2009, 05:56 PM
Rooz,I am simultaneously shocked and horrified...self destructive waters.

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked008.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)I think its hilarious...are you being sarcastic? Sarcasm doesn't come across on the internet very well!

rawpaw18
07-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Total Sarcasm

rawpaw18
07-23-2009, 07:03 PM
that dragonfly shot is superb. love the tight crop and sharpness. you're making me look bad. :mad:


Thanks Master, only cropped slightly. This one landed nearby so I was able to get a little closer. A 300mm would make this a lot easier.

trackin951
07-23-2009, 07:09 PM
I call this "College In Florida." Miss it

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2435/3751209398_0db2a8c3a6.jpg

gsusmaniac
07-24-2009, 04:19 AM
Total Sarcasm

Good to know....carry on :c)

Rooz
07-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Do you think those tail lights make her bumper look big.

thanks for the idea. i owe you one. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/3753907728_24b83b3fcc_o.jpg

strobist info here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/3753907728/

K1W1
07-24-2009, 06:59 PM
Too cute. :D

Rooz
07-24-2009, 07:00 PM
i have a few of variations of this shot. i might post a few more up on flickr cos i couldnt figure which lighting i liked best.

Tomcat
07-24-2009, 07:36 PM
Lets see some more.:D

TheKoopaBros
07-24-2009, 09:27 PM
Rusy barrel macro of sorts:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/3753417767_c6b6e51da4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekoopabros/3753417767/)

1/60
f/16.0
105mm
ISO 200
Flash on

ANP !!!
07-25-2009, 05:02 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2568/3754827830_3a5df1b06f_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3746502639_c1b1ff770f_b.jpg

accord2003
07-25-2009, 03:02 PM
ANP. fantastic shot!

Rooz. you are indeed the new master of light.

my pic of the day.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2440/3751347300_e164b17cf2_b.jpg

BikerJohn
07-25-2009, 06:47 PM
Had to go to Cleveland for a few days. So I brought the camera and this time I have my "new to me" tripod. I used the 35mm F1.8 DX.

What kind of polarizers do you guys use?

KevinMelody.net
07-25-2009, 07:10 PM
What kind of polarizers do you guys use?

CP filter on my 35mm 1.8 / 18-55 and on my Sigma 10-20 until I get the other type that slots on the front.

jcon
07-25-2009, 08:17 PM
What kind of polarizers do you guys use?

Were you going for the all blue look?

FWIW, I dont use polarizers.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-25-2009, 10:20 PM
Rooz, that bumper shot is fantastic, I suppose you can't try and sell it without getting licence to use the cars. Very wall worthy?

Great colours Accord and like your waterfall BikerJ.

And yes it was a circular polariser on my last landscape hence the max darkening at 90 degrees to the sun

craigyc
07-26-2009, 01:09 AM
Stunning shot DPR!

LBGChris
07-26-2009, 02:48 AM
Corker DPR, corker.


Going through some oldies I haven't posted on here yet!

Rooz
07-26-2009, 02:53 AM
superb dpr. nuff said.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-26-2009, 02:59 AM
Thanks all, I've spent the day processing photos, can't resist posting another.
Hope no-one minds my post being so wide.

rawpaw18
07-26-2009, 03:01 AM
What kind of polarizers do you guys use?

In the market myself, mutli coated a bit pricey:mad:

Wants: Kenko Extension Tubes I Blame Richard!!
:D You're welcome!

DPR Wow, really nice work on the macro and the pano

Rooz
07-26-2009, 04:33 AM
a cheap project for all you strobists out there.
these little things have proved invaluable to me of late.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2499/3757888442_2b01c36690_b.jpg

BikerJohn
07-26-2009, 05:49 AM
Jcon,

I wasn't going for the blue look, but when I get into low light conditions and have the white balance set for auto, I am definitely getting a blue cast to my photos. This photo was taken at 8:43 pm F/8 and a 30 second exposure. I do have the camera set to Vivid with the saturation and hue +1 and sharpening at 6. (although even the pictures I took with it in Landscape color choice look blueish). It seems when I take long exposures when it is getting dark I get a blue light.

See this for another example:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33718659@N04/375


That one was taken at 9:30 at night and with a different lens (my 18-105 vs the 35mm F1.8). Also a long exposure 25 secs and F5.6 at 105mm.

Both of these are straight out of the camera. (I did resize them though).

Also when I look at the Histograms both have the blue channel shifted to the right compared to the red and the green.

Maybe this blue tint question is worthy of it's own thread?

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-26-2009, 05:59 AM
Surely the hue +1 explains a colour shift

BikerJohn
07-26-2009, 06:19 AM
When I use the landscape color choice I do not have it set for the +1 it is at 0, you can still see a shift in the histogram, although there is a slight difference. Looking at the picture though, it still have the blue tint.

I was thinking it might be the polarizer, but I'm not so sure since I have pictures with and without it and you can tell when I use it, but the histogram doesn't have a great shift in it. (although when you do use a polarizer you have to change your exposure settings)

Tomcat
07-26-2009, 06:52 AM
Do you know what you color temp is? Have you tried usinfg custom white balance?

accord2003
07-26-2009, 07:50 AM
DPR. The macro pic is simply brilliant. It is what I should strive for with my Tammy. I just saw your comment on my last pic. Unfortunately, all i got is lightroom. :(

Rooz. this is a great tip. thanks for sharing.

BikerJohn. I think you will get the blue look with long exposures during that time of day. It happens to me when white balance is set to Auto. Also, I use CP as well but normally only when the Sun is present. this pic below was taken at around the same time as yours. Not sure if this helps

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3640304358_a566da2410.jpg

BikerJohn
07-26-2009, 08:01 AM
Do you mean in the camera or in the raw editor later? I was just playing with the custom WB in photoshop elements camera raw plug in. Here's what I came up with for the second picture - the bridge and light trails. I had my seven year old standing over my shoulder also helping me decide how to change the colors :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33718659@N04/3758337776/

The falls has a white balance of 4200.
Here it is at 7000, what I thought was a much more "true" color.



Ummm, looks like I need to start playing with the raw images and take a class on elements and all the options to adjust, learn how to adjust the brightness of certain areas....
Probably calibrate my screen, decide on Adobe color profiles or Srgb, etc. There is sooooo much to learn to get this stuff "just right" :)
I can now see several things that I want to modify with this image...

Tomcat
07-26-2009, 02:59 PM
That looks better. I meant the in camera custom setting. What you did worked worked great. I use an Expo disc to set a custom WB.

N.C.F.
07-26-2009, 03:24 PM
I'd like to show you guys a very rare site that few photographers (or cavers) see. It is the Great Hall of Mysteries, part of Tumbling Rock Cave in Scottsboro, Al. It is about 3 miles back, 500ft below the surface of the earth.

Cave photography is normally a challenge as it requires either extremely expensive flash bulbs (which are usually illuminant for 1/30th of a second to 2 seconds depending on how much you're willing to spend), or via "painting" with a spotlight.

This isn't a tourist cave. This is the real deal. No walkways, no paths, just climbing boulders and crawling. Muddy and slick, it took 3 hours to get to this location. It is one of three shots I'll show you from this trip. Hope you enjoy!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/3759064794_10578d8d72_b.jpg

gsusmaniac
07-26-2009, 03:33 PM
This is a ring that I just finished making...it's a 1964 Silver Quarter. Not the cleanest, but they will only get better from here.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/3759864078_c914151b16_b.jpg

K1W1
07-27-2009, 04:33 AM
I'm struggling to work out the relationship between the ring and the actual text on the pages of the book. Is it a deliberate choice or was it a random back drop?
I love the set up for the shot but the words don't work for me.

K1W1
07-27-2009, 04:34 AM
This isn't a tourist cave. This is the real deal. No walkways, no paths, just climbing boulders and crawling. Muddy and slick, it took 3 hours to get to this location. It is one of three shots I'll show you from this trip. Hope you enjoy!


Are you going to let us know how you did this shot?

gsusmaniac
07-27-2009, 04:48 AM
I'm struggling to work out the relationship between the ring and the actual text on the pages of the book. Is it a deliberate choice or was it a random back drop?
I love the set up for the shot but the words don't work for me.

Yeah, it was random...I am going to reshoot it with Song of Solomon behind it... but someone wanted to see the ring and that happen to be the closet book. haha

Rooz
07-27-2009, 05:14 AM
yeehaaaaaaaaaa

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/3761108655_e897972010_o.jpg

N.C.F.
07-27-2009, 06:47 AM
Are you going to let us know how you did this shot?

Sure. We worked with at team from the SCCI (Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc) that purcahses/leases land with cave structrues on it. Tumbling Rock is one of their properties.

The particular guy that lead us began developing in 2005 a system called S.I.T. or Sustained Illumination Technique. These are home made lighting kits developed to offer three factors : 1. Strength, to light as much as possible. and 2. Longevity, to keep the area as lit as possible. 3. Lightweight. You are afterall, hauling these back into a cave.

We lit the Great Hall with one of these S.I.T. devices. It lasted about 15 minutes, just long enough to figure out a good exposure time and pop a few shots off. This one was 10 seconds, ISO 400 f8. The blue tint was already their, but I pushed it a bit further with a tungsten white balance.

We're very lucky to have the guys we did. Most cave photography is either done with expensive flash bulbs, which only light for a few seconds at most, or by "painting" with a spotlight. Very few get the chance to see these entire structures lit as they are whole, much less for such a period of time.

To see more of S.I.T.'s power, see here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/realms_of_reality/sets/72157608572058553/ as this is the guy who created it, and took us in.

Hope you enjoy. Now time for another shot. This is the Topless Dome of Tumbling Rock. It was only once called "Topless" because it was too high to see the top. At 396ft high it is the largest known underground waterfall. It was measured by a climbing team that climbed the walls in the 1970's, thinking there was a way out. There isn't. the water pours through a very tiny crevace at the top. It is the most spectacular experience I think I have ever seen. Our guides were real showmen too, and as we approached it they lit it up, and even used a spare battery, ipod, and speakers to play music. It brought a majority of to tears. Absolutely breathless.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2610/3758914804_334154c88c_b.jpg

gsusmaniac
07-27-2009, 09:44 AM
New shot...taken on songs of solomon and a little better picture. This is my second ring, a 1960 Silver Quarter. Took around 3.5 hours to make.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3762545058_78b4a78c23_b.jpg

r3g
07-27-2009, 02:25 PM
yeehaaaaaaaaaa

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/3761108655_e897972010_o.jpg


:eek:

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1609/icame2.jpg

Tomcat
07-27-2009, 02:25 PM
N.C.F This looks like Rumbling Falls Cave in Van Buren Co, TN.
http://www.darklightimagery.net/RFC/thumbs.html
Looks like the same dome.

Rooz that's some cool looking toys you got there. I just done some trading for a studio light set. Now what to do with it?

K1W1
07-27-2009, 03:24 PM
I don't do portraits I'm usually hideous at them but I really like this one. I totally captures the essence of the subject (who is a riding buddy whose nick name is Crustyvarmint).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3756908439_313330ee79_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 72 mm
Exposure: -0.19
ISO Speed: 200
16-85VR

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-27-2009, 03:34 PM
Cool nickname. Not sure it has an n at the end.

I like the cave shots and the story is neat two.

K1W1
07-27-2009, 03:49 PM
Cool nickname. Not sure it has an n at the end.

That's how he spells it.

K1W1
07-27-2009, 03:50 PM
This is neat. You should sell it to somebody.

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=47870&stc=1&d=1248734059

r3g
07-27-2009, 04:48 PM
Great choice of composition DPR. Hvaing the bridge to the right makes the shot a lot more interesting.

N.C.F.
07-27-2009, 06:10 PM
N.C.F This looks like Rumbling Falls Cave in Van Buren Co, TN.
http://www.darklightimagery.net/RFC/thumbs.html
Looks like the same dome.


Yep. Nathan shot Rumbling Falls with his S.I.T.'s too.

TheWengler
07-27-2009, 07:56 PM
a cheap project for all you strobists out there.
these little things have proved invaluable to me of late.

Nice, I'll have to give this a try. How do they do with grabbing on to round things like poles or light stands? I have a super clamp that works well, but it costs $30.


yeehaaaaaaaaaa

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/3761108655_e897972010_o.jpg

Sweet, I'm jealous of your recessed buttons! I put the receivers in drawstring bags to keep them from dangling by the wire.


Cool nickname. Not sure it has an n at the end.

I like the cave shots and the story is neat two.

Great Shot of the bird DPR.

Rooz
07-27-2009, 11:20 PM
Sweet, I'm jealous of your recessed buttons! I put the receivers in drawstring bags to keep them from dangling by the wire.

.

they're not recessed. that test button is still easy to press. this is a real design flaw...as is the lack of anything to attach a lanyard to. i know there are workarounds, but nevertheless...such simple errors its hard to believe that people didn't think of them or that they would have added much more to the unit cost.

Rooz
07-27-2009, 11:23 PM
How do they do with grabbing on to round things like poles or light stands? .

no good. i use bungee cords for that.

TheWengler
07-27-2009, 11:28 PM
they're not recessed. that test button is still easy to press. this is a real design flaw...as is the lack of anything to attach a lanyard to. i know there are workarounds, but nevertheless...such simple errors its hard to believe that people didn't think of them or that they would have added much more to the unit cost.

Oh, well they stick up less than mine. My biggest complaint is the lack of a loop for a lanyard. The button is annoying, but I've never had problems with it getting pushed in my bag. However, I do accidentally push it when I'm handling the trigger (usually when the flash is pointed right at my eyes).

Rooz
07-27-2009, 11:42 PM
(usually when the flash is pointed right at my eyes).

lmao...thanks for the tip

K1W1
07-28-2009, 12:35 AM
no good. i use bungee cords for that.

I assume that these things connect to an individual flash via a cable od some sort so you have the transmitter in the camera hot shoe and then one of these attached to each flash lighting your scene.
if that's the case and the flash is on a stand on a flat surface I assume that there is no problem. If the flash is mounted on a tripod of in a tree or balanced on a rock or something I assume that is where the problem occurs so for those situations is it not possible to put a small square of Velcro on the side of the flash body and a corresponding square on the back of the Cybersync? That way if you mount one you automatically mount the other.

TheWengler
07-28-2009, 12:46 AM
I assume that these things connect to an individual flash via a cable od some sort so you have the transmitter in the camera hot shoe and then one of these attached to each flash lighting your scene.
if that's the case and the flash is on a stand on a flat surface I assume that there is no problem. If the flash is mounted on a tripod of in a tree or balanced on a rock or something I assume that is where the problem occurs so for those situations is it not possible to put a small square of Velcro on the side of the flash body and a corresponding square on the back of the Cybersync? That way if you mount one you automatically mount the other.

Yeah, that would work, but I prefer to hang them

kjmdrumz3
07-28-2009, 01:00 AM
Well since it's been awhile since I've posted you guys are going to get a few! Yay, I know :D lol

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/604088521_NXzrd-L.jpg

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/604090003_3n7p8-L.jpg

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/604088944_PFuqj-L.jpg

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/604089593_kA9dm-L.jpg

http://www.alpphotos.com/photos/604088136_FGuUz-L.jpg

To see the whole set head on over to here...http://www.alpphotos.com/gallery/9070992_3D94z#604074629_TPXAf

ANP !!!
07-28-2009, 04:18 AM
wow kjmdrums :O, they are quite hawt, oh I mean the pictures too.

Rooz
07-28-2009, 04:19 AM
spectacular set. gorgeous women and great lighting...what more is needed ?

kjmdrumz3
07-28-2009, 10:55 AM
spectacular set. gorgeous women and great lighting...what more is needed ?

Thanks Rooz! Of course looking at them now, I wish I would have done this here and this there but that's to be expected I guess. I really think that I have come a long way in the last year.

ANP !!!
07-28-2009, 11:30 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3765657117_e694887df3_b.jpg

r3g
07-28-2009, 12:43 PM
Nice set kjmdrumz3. Watch your lighting powers, I noticed in a few of those shots there was a lot of hot spots on your models skin.

kjmdrumz3
07-28-2009, 12:48 PM
Nice set kjmdrumz3. Watch your lighting powers, I noticed in a few of those shots there was a lot of hot spots on your models skin.

Yeah, I saw those as well. It didn't help that it was humid, and they were wearing baby oil to repel the mosquitos.

r3g
07-28-2009, 03:43 PM
Yeah, I saw those as well. It didn't help that it was humid, and they were wearing baby oil to repel the mosquitos.

What you can do in that situation is either stop down your aperture a tab bit more, lower your flash lower a little more or move your lights further away. Either way you'll be lessening those highlights while stille exposing the rest of your model well. Any underexposed areas are easily fixed in post processing but I dont see any of those modifications lowering your exposure more than a tad.

K1W1
07-28-2009, 03:56 PM
and they were wearing baby oil to repel the mosquitos.


Yeah right. :D :D
Oh look, a pig just flew past my window. :D :D

kjmdrumz3
07-28-2009, 04:02 PM
I swear! How big was that pig?

kjmdrumz3
07-28-2009, 04:17 PM
What you can do in that situation is either stop down your aperture a tab bit more, lower your flash lower a little more or move your lights further away. Either way you'll be lessening those highlights while stille exposing the rest of your model well. Any underexposed areas are easily fixed in post processing but I dont see any of those modifications lowering your exposure more than a tad.

Thanks r3g. I only noticed it on a few of the pics. I might try to touch them up and see what happens.

faisal
07-29-2009, 01:10 AM
Nice composition ANP...love it!!! :)

ANP !!!
07-29-2009, 01:51 AM
Thanks Faisal :).

achuang
07-29-2009, 11:50 PM
Haven't posted any photos for a while, or taken any for that matter. It's been a pretty busy time lately.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3771597746_5866e16a9b_o.jpg

ANP !!!
07-30-2009, 01:37 AM
Sweet capture Andrew.

K1W1
07-30-2009, 04:48 AM
So it's evening, your 12yo son has told you to piss off out of the kitchen while he cooks dinner, your daughter is on MSN, your wife is playing games on "our" computer and the only thing on TV is the Australian Labor Party conference report.
This is the result....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2449/3771229447_e8b12e1f87_b.jpg

My 50mm was feeling unloved anyway, and besides things got so bad (the Cricket was rained off) I found a Queen concert DVD to put on the TV!

erichlund
07-30-2009, 10:39 AM
Ah, the ubiquitous free (... yeah, right) tasting glass. I have a cabinet full of them.

Tomcat
07-30-2009, 02:10 PM
Is that glass leaning to the right' or was it KIWI?

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-30-2009, 03:26 PM
I noticed half the glass was out of focus but again maybe that was K1W1 too.

K1W1
07-30-2009, 03:53 PM
Strangely enough when I made the glass vertical it didn't look correct. I think the tilt and the oof suited my mood at the time. :D:D

Rooz
07-31-2009, 06:10 AM
Red Baron

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3774278279_b4e2cda0e5_o.jpg

strobist info here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/3774278279/

faisal
07-31-2009, 06:41 AM
Very nice!!! ^^^^

Could you post the strobist information here as flickr is blocked....

ANP !!!
07-31-2009, 09:39 AM
Great shot Rooz, amazing light, I first thought it was from the movie.

@Faisal: Got from Rooz's flickr link
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2656/3775085218_0db2d51b3f_o.jpg

K1W1
07-31-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm sure that the list of new toys that Lucas "wants" for Christmas is growing by the day. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-31-2009, 08:05 PM
I like the idea but as I'm an ingrate I'd prefer a large DOF on the plane against a pure black backdrop and add the stars in post so they're sharp too.

500mL
07-31-2009, 08:22 PM
I'm following Rooz's footsteps I went FX!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3776029593_69407c2a06_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-31-2009, 09:10 PM
10kg of photography gear on a 2hr beach-walk. DX has some benefits!

TNB
07-31-2009, 09:51 PM
Went out for a stroll last night myself....

rawpaw18
08-01-2009, 03:21 AM
DPR that is worth the hike, beautiful


I'm following Rooz's footsteps – I went FX!



Congrats, love the photo, lighting is great

iiaGavin
08-01-2009, 05:45 AM
Another pic from the Tall Ships festival last month in Halifax, NS.

I was playing around in lightroom and happened to put the fill light to max. Made kind of an interesting effect.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3777118411_c0ea48e978_b.jpg

photowerkz
08-01-2009, 06:48 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/audia805w.jpg

Turo
08-01-2009, 10:37 AM
Amazing shot, photowerkz! I wish I had your talent!! That sky looks incredible, almost as if someone lit it on fire, WOW!!

Here's my latest contribution:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3777641105_b8b70260fd_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3777641105/)

DiamondSCattleCo
08-01-2009, 10:59 AM
Yeah, how do you do those skies?

photowerkz
08-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Photoshop ;-)

craigyc
08-01-2009, 05:46 PM
your photoshop skills are really impressive id love to see how you do it

Tomcat
08-01-2009, 05:50 PM
That tall ship looks like a painting.

That Audi pic is just Bad Ass, I like it.

That sunrise makes me wish I was there to catch it too.

I took some pics while in Chattanooga today. I'll see if I have any worthy of posting after these last three.

Rooz
08-01-2009, 06:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/audia805w.jpg

you just keep lifting the bar. thats as good as i've ever seen from you. spectacular.

Tomcat
08-01-2009, 07:09 PM
These don't look as good on here as they do when opened in PSE6 or when they are printed out.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_2125.jpg
This one was taken with no flash, VR 18-55, FL 18mm, ISO 800, SS1.3s, Apt f/3.8, Manual Mode, hand held. I had to sit down to take this. I didn't take my tri pod. It has quite a bit of noise.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_2126.jpg

This one is better. I used my SB 800. Same lense. i shot this one in Auto mode. I want to print this one in a 18x24 to hang on my wall but not sure where I'll hang it. Like I said this one looks alot better in the original file and no noise when printed.

Rooz
08-02-2009, 03:06 AM
remebering simpler times.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3779962989_3ba6540681_o.jpg

K1W1
08-02-2009, 03:10 AM
Okay who is in control of the camera and why is there no owner copyright in the Exif?

Edit: Duh! There and their.

rawpaw18
08-02-2009, 03:42 AM
Hold on tight Rooz, they grow up way too fast.
Really like this photo, makes me want to go play with my kids.

K1W1
08-02-2009, 04:03 AM
ISO 1600, consumer lens no noise reduction.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3780036005_69ae116b79_b.jpg

rawpaw18
08-02-2009, 04:34 AM
Chil-laxing (my sons new catch word) in the water.

Took a couple of shots at the Buffalo Zoo,
you can get a whole lot closer than the National DC Zoo

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3780076783_19dc2f7d61_o.jpg

Rooz
08-02-2009, 04:39 AM
ISO 1600, consumer lens no noise reduction.



terrifically sharp as per usual. i'd try and add some blur to the top right to tone down that horrendous backlit bokeh. i have the same problem with the 35/2 in similar light.

K1W1
08-02-2009, 04:57 AM
It was about 2 degrees away from snowing. I was thankful any of the photos actually resembled people. Does VR compensate for teeth chattering? :D

iiaGavin
08-02-2009, 07:02 AM
Last one I'll post from the Tall Ships.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2511/3777917392_738b01ec86_b.jpg

Elisha
08-02-2009, 07:07 AM
remebering simpler times.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3779962989_3ba6540681_o.jpg

soon enough mine would be playing in the dirt as well.
i wish i were a kid again or at least a teenager!
btw who's taking the pic?
remote trigger or wifey?

Cyberwlf
08-02-2009, 01:48 PM
So it's evening, your 12yo son has told you to piss off out of the kitchen while he cooks dinner, your daughter is on MSN, your wife is playing games on "our" computer and the only thing on TV is the Australian Labor Party conference report.
This is the result....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2449/3771229447_e8b12e1f87_b.jpg

My 50mm was feeling unloved anyway, and besides things got so bad (the Cricket was rained off) I found a Queen concert DVD to put on the TV!

^^ This shot reminded me of one of my own I took very recently..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2640/3777284619_22f6e5871a_b.jpg

But this was with my 35mm... not my 50mm

ANP !!!
08-02-2009, 02:48 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3777587442_502c4eb5e8_b.jpg

Happy Friendship day All.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/3781297005_7460364736_b.jpg

eddie_dane
08-02-2009, 07:15 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/3782785517_69870182ae_b.jpg

Rooz
08-03-2009, 03:55 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3784832738_420c3af1d5_o.jpg

strobist here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/3784832738/

K1W1
08-03-2009, 04:07 AM
I guess that you are using the larger camera to capture larger bugs. :D

photowerkz
08-03-2009, 06:37 AM
rooz: Great looking picture, really professional looking!

ANP !!!
08-03-2009, 08:08 AM
Great shot there Rooz, the light is so nicely controlled.

500mL
08-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Simply amazing! Looks almost 3D!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/audia805w.jpg

500mL
08-03-2009, 02:18 PM
Cute shot Rooz!

I've been scoping out for a wireless remote for the D700 myself also. I didn't realize the wireless remote for the D90 isn't compatible with the D700.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3784832738_420c3af1d5_o.jpg

K1W1
08-03-2009, 02:59 PM
I've been scoping out for a wireless remote for the D700 myself also.

I just got a Phottix Cleon (http://www.phottix.com/wireless-remotes/phottixr-cleon-ii.html) for the D300. It was delivered yesterday actually from a well known auction site for just under Aus$40.00 (US$33.00) delivered to my door. You get a combination of a wired and wireless release with the wireless having a range of some 100 metres. After a quick play last night it seems to work exactly as advertised except I haven't pushed the wireless distance at all yet.

jcon
08-03-2009, 04:13 PM
Rooz, I normally dont hand out compliments but your lighting skills have become very, very impressive. I am always amazed to see what you come up with. There is no question in my mind that you could make a very nice living doing this as a business.

Keep up the excellent work!

Tomcat
08-03-2009, 05:54 PM
This is the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga TN.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Tn%20River/DSC_2818.jpg

Rooz that is some purty cool lighting. There's something about flash photography at sunset.

gsusmaniac
08-03-2009, 06:19 PM
Just some fun pictures from yesterday...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3783656466_b613dfd1ae_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2426/3782844039_5c1d0345a6_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3782843043_786ca1a963_b.jpg

achuang
08-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Another shot of my nephew as he's just turned 3 months old. His older brother is creeping up to him. Shot with AF-S 50mm f/1.4 with SB600 bounced over my shoulder.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/3770795869_a079361043_o.jpg

accord2003
08-03-2009, 08:49 PM
Andrew. great pics. they sure grow up fast.

gsusmaniac. great series..

my pic of the day

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3751413446_81d1486c81_b.jpg

SreckoA4
08-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Wow, fantastic colors accord2003 and gsusmaniac...
Did you both used polarisation filter on your pictures ?

fionndruinne
08-03-2009, 10:40 PM
Gsusmaniac, brilliant pics! I love the lighting and colors. Spot on!

Rooz
08-04-2009, 01:42 AM
Rooz, I normally dont hand out compliments but your lighting skills have become very, very impressive. I am always amazed to see what you come up with. There is no question in my mind that you could make a very nice living doing this as a business.

Keep up the excellent work!


thanks all, appreciate the kind words, and to think i did this despite the fact that i'm an idiot who didn't use a lightmeter, ratios and a calculator !! :eek::p
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=383333&postcount=16

when i first looked at this shot i loved it. but after more critical review i was in 2 minds. one thing for sure is that the position of the softbox reflection in my eye is in the wrong place and it washes out the detail, but otherwise i really like the lighting. what do you think ?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3788408348_76701d1157_o.jpg

gsusmaniac
08-04-2009, 04:48 AM
Wow, fantastic colors accord2003 and gsusmaniac...
Did you both used polarisation filter on your pictures ?

Yeah, I used a polarizer and my SB800 off camera closer to the subjects. It was my first time experimenting with my flash off the camera. Quite fun!

K1W1
08-04-2009, 05:00 AM
what do you think ?


The eye was a problem for me even before I read your text. Isn't this something a skilled Photoshopper could fix? The photo is too good to loose for that.

polvadis
08-04-2009, 12:42 PM
I took these at a recent trip to Peru.
1) Taken in Cuzco, what used to be the Incan capital
2) One of many Incan ruins in the Valley of the Incas
3) Machu Picchu
4) Also in Cuzco

Rooz
08-04-2009, 02:29 PM
The eye was a problem for me even before I read your text. Isn't this something a skilled Photoshopper could fix? The photo is too good to loose for that.

i dont know what to do to fix it. :(

jcon
08-04-2009, 04:05 PM
copy the iris/pupil from another photo and paste into the eyeball and just blend it in... its quite simple if you have photoshop.

accord2003
08-04-2009, 06:30 PM
copy the iris/pupil from another photo and paste into the eyeball and just blend it in... its quite simple if you have photoshop.

Rooz. just an awesome pic. it's too bad about the eye. hopefully someone can fix it for you

SreckoA4 Yes I used a CP. It is actually a HDR pic.

Rooz
08-05-2009, 02:25 AM
copy the iris/pupil from another photo and paste into the eyeball and just blend it in... its quite simple if you have photoshop.

lol...oh yeah...real simple. :D
i think i'll just reshoot it. :p

first time i used the 300/4 on the d700 this arvo. it didnt disappoint.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3790989225_4852390dcf_o.jpg

faisal
08-05-2009, 03:10 AM
That's SHARP!!! nice!!!

K1W1
08-05-2009, 03:51 AM
It's a lot prettier than some of your recent subjects. :D

Rooz
08-05-2009, 04:03 AM
It's a lot prettier than some of your recent subjects. :D

lol
thanks fais

K1W1
08-05-2009, 04:28 AM
Seriously I was wondering the other day whether you still use or even own the 300 f4. You should let it loose more often.

Rooz
08-05-2009, 04:34 AM
not a winter lens really, you need wide open spaces to use that puppy.

K1W1
08-05-2009, 04:41 AM
I could think of a number of winter uses.

Rooz
08-05-2009, 04:58 AM
im sure theres anotehr lens that will fit you quite nicely on the weekend.

achuang
08-05-2009, 05:28 AM
What happened to your 14-24? I thought that'd be the last lens you'd get rid of

Rooz
08-05-2009, 05:33 AM
i sold it for $200 more than what i paid for it. the prices of stuff are insane right now. that cash can be better spent elsewhere and 24mm on FF is plenty wide for my purposes. i do miss the big beastie though. best lens i've ever owned.

Gintaras
08-05-2009, 05:38 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/audia805w.jpg

this is FREAKING BRILLIANT shot, amazing.

Gintaras
08-05-2009, 05:39 AM
Here's my latest contribution:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3777641105_b8b70260fd_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3777641105/)

Turo, great sunset (or was it sunrise), did you use filters or HDR?

Gintaras
08-05-2009, 05:42 AM
[QUOTE=Turo;383747]
[QUOTE=gsusmaniac;384041]Just some fun pictures from yesterday...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3783656466_b613dfd1ae_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2426/3782844039_5c1d0345a6_b.jpg

great images, how did you position the flash for these? i love the second better.

Gintaras
08-05-2009, 05:44 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3784832738_420c3af1d5_o.jpg

strobist here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/3784832738/

Rooz, amazing and lovely.

gsusmaniac
08-05-2009, 05:58 AM
The flash was set up on a tripod about 2-3 feet from the couple either right or left of the camera. Then I stood about 6-10 feet away for the shot!

Thanks for the compliments

Rooz
08-05-2009, 02:51 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/3792688965_bfa0278868_o.jpg

K1W1
08-05-2009, 02:55 PM
I've got to say (and I hate to admit this) that it's great to see you heading back to photographing small things. I've missed the regular doses of Sydney micro life.

XaiLo
08-05-2009, 02:56 PM
Rooz that's like ugly pretty. A couple of disgruntled mushrooms I take.

ANP !!!
08-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Rooz is on fire it seems. back to back amazing pictures.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3793543692_39c57ecaf5_b.jpg

K1W1
08-05-2009, 03:05 PM
I've gotta get me some patience so I can try to do shots like that one.

Geoff Chandler
08-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Snatched this shot as quickly as poss
I was just about to do a puncture repair on a bike when I saw this lovely butterfly sitting
on the tyre of the upturned bike.
I barely had time to grab the camera, with whatever lens it happened to
have on, and got one shot off - then when I tried for a closer shot it flew
off.
(D80/16-85VR)
(Not a macro lens - so this is as close as it gets!)

gen2roller
08-05-2009, 04:06 PM
My first :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3793705384_1e45c907f8_b.jpg

DownByFive
08-05-2009, 09:44 PM
Took this the other day. I don't know if it qualifies as an HDR, but it's a blend of the same raw file processed twice for shadows and highlights.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/3794439378_4e7a28b396_o.jpg

K1W1
08-05-2009, 09:57 PM
My first :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3793705384_1e45c907f8_b.jpg

Welcome. If you enclose the URL in the IMG tags like below but without the spaces

[ I M G ] http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3793705384_1e45c907f8_b.jpg [ / I M G ]

Everybody can see the picture rather than the link. Like this;

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3793705384_1e45c907f8_b.jpg

achuang
08-05-2009, 10:35 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3794557928_74078dc14b_o.jpg

500mL
08-05-2009, 10:41 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3793737705_a917ababed_o.jpg

K1W1
08-05-2009, 11:11 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3794557928_74078dc14b_o.jpg

New toy or wish list?
If it's the former congratulations.

Rooz
08-05-2009, 11:31 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3794557928_74078dc14b_o.jpg

killer shot !


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3793737705_a917ababed_o.jpg

shame its not a bit sharper cos otherwise its a freakin awesome shot.

achuang
08-05-2009, 11:38 PM
Thanks, it's been on the wish list for a long time and it's finally a new toy.

faisal
08-05-2009, 11:44 PM
Congrats....and very nice shot.....

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-06-2009, 04:33 AM
My friends and I doing the "Corporate Cup", walking the course, not running of course.

Rooz
08-06-2009, 04:40 AM
Thanks, it's been on the wish list for a long time and it's finally a new toy.

wait and see how that 105VR in particular just come to life. sharp is an understatement. its incredible.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-06-2009, 05:49 AM
Just to clarify that comment Rooz, are you saying there's a sharpness difference between the D700 and D300 at the same magnification (ie digital 1.5 zoom)

achuang
08-06-2009, 05:56 AM
I'll see how it goes over the weekend. I haven't even attached the 105VR yet. I thought that there'd be a big difference in getting used to the full frame vs DX sensor size but I haven't even noticed the difference. It's just nice to have a very large viewfinder and LCD screen coming from probably the worst viewfinder on any Nikon DSLR and a 2 inch screen with 1/4 of the pixels. Need to get used to the weight though, it's almost double.

500mL
08-06-2009, 08:14 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3794557928_74078dc14b_o.jpg

Congrats man!

500mL
08-06-2009, 08:16 AM
shame its not a bit sharper cos otherwise its a freakin awesome shot.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I was shooting on AF-C the entire time. I completely got fooled into seeing that everything was in focus on my LCD. :mad:

Note to self: Static subjects = AF-S

accord2003
08-06-2009, 11:19 AM
Thanks, it's been on the wish list for a long time and it's finally a new toy.

Congrats Andrew.

Elisha
08-06-2009, 11:21 AM
I like the D700 pr0n.
Dark and mysterious!

500mL
08-06-2009, 11:33 AM
I like the D700 pr0n.
Dark and mysterious!

Rooz also has a similar dramatic/minimalist shot of the D700 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/3628117979_7da08e4043.jpg). Maybe it's time I should add mine also just to keep this D700 insanity flowing :D

Elisha
08-06-2009, 11:51 AM
yeah i've seen Rooz's on Flickr.
makes me want to try something similar :-)

rawpaw18
08-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Not using my tubes on this one.

You can see the mist from the falls beyond the bridge.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3795252011_82a9bfc270_o.jpg

gen2roller
08-06-2009, 01:55 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2619/3796381448_7720505f74_b.jpg

Aldor88
08-06-2009, 02:00 PM
Not using my tubes on this one.

You can see the mist from the falls beyond the bridge.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3795252011_82a9bfc270_o.jpg
VERY nice! HDR?

Gintaras
08-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Not using my tubes on this one.

You can see the mist from the falls beyond the bridge.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3795252011_82a9bfc270_o.jpg

Just one word: Brilliant

rawpaw18
08-06-2009, 03:44 PM
VERY nice! HDR?

No, 1 shot in raw and a little time in LR to bring it back to the way I saw it.
Not to shabby for 6mp and limited dr of an old school D50


Just one word: Brilliant

Thanks

Aldor88
08-06-2009, 05:00 PM
No, 1 shot in raw and a little time in LR to bring it back to the way I saw it.
Not to shabby for 6mp and limited dr of an old school D50

I could have sworn that was HDR! Great job on the exposure.

I've been gone on an Interrail trip around Europe for the last 25 days and have a load of pictures(1500+, most of them holiday snaps) to edit and sort out. I'll make a thread bout it when i have more of them edited.

In the meantime here's a lucky shot trough the window of a moving train. I literally only had a few seconds to swing my camera, compose, focus and prey. Turned out pretty good alltho the composition could be better.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/3795938623_e88cff0d22_b.jpg

Edit: It's taken somewhere in France :)

Tomcat
08-06-2009, 05:08 PM
This is why construction workers shouldn't drink on the job.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Tn%20River/DSC_2863.jpg

photowerkz
08-07-2009, 08:37 AM
I've got 3 weeks off from work, so I got up at 04:30 this morning and took a few pictures. The sunrise was peerdy :)

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

Aldor88
08-07-2009, 10:01 AM
Nice sunrise, what does peerdy mean? :D

erichlund
08-07-2009, 10:18 AM
The same thing as purdy, which is a colloquialism of pretty.

fallenstar
08-07-2009, 08:25 PM
This is my first post here.
A pic of Sunset:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2629/3800086186_7ca1f750f0_o.jpg

Taken with my Nikon D60.

scottyaz
08-07-2009, 08:58 PM
OK, I'll get brave. Went to an old farm that was converted to a park. took this picture of the front of the tractor.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/scootertgm/photography/bolt.jpg

K1W1
08-07-2009, 09:17 PM
Absolutely straight from camera, no adjustments at all other than the border.
Look at me I got my horizon straight! :)
The grass is white because it's covered in frost that's the joys of a 9am start on a ground in a valley.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/3800182902_1619c5c593_b.jpg

P.S. Rooz, I'm happy. :D

K1W1
08-07-2009, 09:18 PM
OK, I'll get brave. Went to an old farm that was converted to a park. took this picture of the front of the tractor.


They sure built them solid in "the old days".
Nice use of DOF.

Tomcat
08-07-2009, 10:23 PM
Don't feel bad KIWI I can't get my pic's straight either. I turned the grid on in my view finder. That help's me alot.

K1W1
08-07-2009, 11:06 PM
Okay I'm cheating.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/3800361336_5f7a771393_b.jpg

TNB
08-08-2009, 12:34 AM
One of my shots from a couple of hours ago...

Aldor88
08-08-2009, 06:51 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3801015026_503b1f4e77_b.jpg

A picture from Rome. A Fian Punto Abarth in it's element.

K1W1
08-08-2009, 02:46 PM
And what could be more Roman than a Scooter. :)
The last Fiat Arbath that was imported into this neck of the woods was the 131 in the late 1970s (maybe very early 80's). Unreliable rocketships is probably the best description of those things.

Aldor88
08-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Unreliable FUN rocketships! ;)

And yea, scooters are everywhere in Rome, it's kinda comical when people drive with them to work wearing suits.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-08-2009, 06:30 PM
Great image Aldor, I'd have never thought to even grab the camera.

K1W1 I couldn't survive without the viewfinder grid, even with it my shots are sometimes at 30 degrees from horizonatal I kid you not.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-08-2009, 11:17 PM
Whales, a more interesting sounding photography topic than they really are

domenic
08-09-2009, 03:29 AM
Hi Guys,
Been along time since I posted on here; Have been recently shooting some pics of my local rugby team.

Here is a shot below, had a play around in lightroom with it too.


CC would be greatly appreciated.


Cheers

Dom

domenic
08-09-2009, 03:31 AM
Sorrry

I just remembered it should onyl per one a day on this thread,

Sorry Guys

Rooz
08-09-2009, 03:49 AM
#1 should be on a cover of a magazine. its insanely good.

domenic
08-09-2009, 04:46 AM
Really You think so Rooz?

Rooz
08-09-2009, 04:55 AM
i wouldnt have said it otherwise. i think its sensational. a bit of work on the framing then blow that up to a 16x20 on canvas and you could sell it anywhere.

Aldor88
08-09-2009, 05:11 AM
That first shot is timeless domenic, great work!

And don't worry bout the 1 photo a day rule people(me included) break it all the time :).

iiaGavin
08-09-2009, 05:28 AM
From a trip last week to Inverness, Nova Scotia.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3436/3803162849_dc08db7c4a_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-09-2009, 05:40 AM
Nice Gavin, see you've given up on anonymity

Another rat with wings (seagull)

gen2roller
08-09-2009, 12:49 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/3805301756_65fdbd9042_b.jpg

photowerkz
08-10-2009, 06:21 AM
The weather screwed me over, so I had to move inside...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/impreza01w.jpg

Aldor88
08-10-2009, 06:27 AM
Another one from rome

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3800193255_11ed3fd9b8_b.jpg

herc182
08-10-2009, 06:52 AM
^^^Thats a great shot Aldor

Turo
08-10-2009, 08:57 AM
Great one, Aldor! I love the simplicity of it!