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AtlPikMan
08-30-2009, 06:54 PM
I wish i would have stuck to the plan. Find a good spot and dont move. I moved around and all the good spots were taken...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/3868172449_667b3f5893_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/3873158334_b1b524e5c3_b.jpg

polvadis
08-30-2009, 09:19 PM
Taken at the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels in downtown L.A.

Cyberwlf
08-31-2009, 03:26 AM
Two pics this time..

Did a different crop of my previous image (prefer this one myself)..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3467/3873022444_20b65b6813_o.jpg

And a new one, also taken in the same town as the one above..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3870998873_91311cde73_o.jpg

urfslam
08-31-2009, 04:45 AM
Shot this a couple of weeks ago south of City of Rocks in Idaho. It's an abandoned farmhouse. The lintel over the front door is dated 1909.
Shot with D80 and Sigma 10-20mm at 18 mm 1/100 @f/10. I was also using a graduated NDF with the graduation following the roofline of the house.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-01-2009, 06:22 AM
Nice Cyberwolf and really like the lake shot Accord.

Rooz
09-02-2009, 04:46 AM
Two pics this time..

And a new one, also taken in the same town as the one above..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3870998873_91311cde73_o.jpg

this ones beautiful !

50/1.4@ f2 w/sb800 fill flash.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3880458405_e46803f558_o.jpg

35/2 @ f2

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2581/3881254928_9730957158_o.jpg

westy79
09-02-2009, 05:09 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/3818085197_87dd4425a3_b.jpg

Nikon D40
F11
55mm
1/60

Tomcat
09-02-2009, 02:00 PM
Cool shot Rooz. Is that a wild roo or is it a pet? I like the reflection in it's eye. Were you behind the camera of was it on a tripod?

accord2003
09-02-2009, 03:39 PM
x2.. great shot Rooz. it is almost he/she is posing for you.

Westy79. great toy shot there

Cyberwlf. that is beautiful boat there.

Rooz
09-02-2009, 04:11 PM
roo from a zoo. he was nibbling on the lens hood as i took the shot. handheld.

tfa8rva
09-02-2009, 07:54 PM
Took this during a tornado watch we had this summer.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3464534216_ee175b62a7_o.jpg

r3g
09-02-2009, 08:01 PM
Those clouds are absolutely gorgeous. Great capture!

Rooz
09-02-2009, 08:04 PM
x2. thats freakin awesome.

K1W1
09-02-2009, 09:14 PM
x2. thats freakin awesome.

Terrific. Looks like something Flamejob on Flickr would spend hours creating in Photoshop.

tfa8rva
09-02-2009, 10:17 PM
Thanks.......It wasn't but shortly after I took that pic that I was hauling ass back to the car to keep from getting soaked!

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-03-2009, 01:49 AM
Corker, are you going to print it?

K1W1
09-03-2009, 02:36 AM
I learnt a new trick in Lightroom today.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3863911607_f2bdcee61d_b.jpg

rawpaw18
09-03-2009, 03:23 AM
Jay that is amazing,

and who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick

Gintaras
09-03-2009, 06:44 AM
Took this during a tornado watch we had this summer.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3464534216_ee175b62a7_o.jpg

great capture and absolutely stunnig scene. congrats

what i am puzzled about is why the sky color transition from blue to grey left to right is a bit rough and also dark cast on the water, any filter effect or PP?

erichlund
09-03-2009, 07:58 AM
Could very well be quite natural. The first day my wife and I got to Great Britain for my 3 year overseas tour in the Air Force, it was a pretty normal, dreary, gray (oops, grey, it's GB after all) day. Then,the sky, air, everything turned green, about the shade of broccoli, but lighter by half. It then rained like I've rarely seen it rain. Mother Nature can do very strange things with color.

tfa8rva
09-03-2009, 08:09 AM
Other than its an HDR.....it pretty much looked like that. The sun was low and to my right, and coming underneath the clouds. And to my left it was all dark. it was pretty impressive to see firsthand.

Turo
09-03-2009, 09:50 AM
Man, I haven't been around here in a while, but I see the quality of pics is still sky high! Here's an HDR I made a few months ago but never got around to uploading:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3883434990_98e488a897_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3883434990/)

eddie_dane
09-03-2009, 10:02 AM
shot a college volleyball game this week, most challenging thing I've ever had to shoot. The lighting was 3 kinds of suck.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2579/3884115105_baa6efd763_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
09-03-2009, 05:16 PM
I'm guessing it wasn't much of a challenge to find subjects to shoot though :D

Love that HDR of the beach/sky on previous page too, the colours is what most grabs me without being over the top (like too much HDR seems to be)

michaelb
09-03-2009, 06:39 PM
Took this during a tornado watch we had this summer.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3464534216_ee175b62a7_o.jpg

Damn.......

michaelb
09-03-2009, 06:40 PM
this ones beautiful !


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2581/3881254928_9730957158_o.jpg

Love that.

michaelb
09-03-2009, 06:43 PM
some shots from today at the zoo.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/3839408710_940ff01c77_o.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/3838951099_0909ee8785_o.jpg

These two are really nice Rooz.

Rooz
09-03-2009, 11:32 PM
shot a college volleyball game this week, most challenging thing I've ever had to shoot. The lighting was 3 kinds of suck.



more volleyball pls. :D
thanks michael. :)

eddie_dane
09-04-2009, 05:33 AM
more volleyball pls. :D
thanks michael. :)

LOL, ok one more. I like this one becuase of the movement and the contortion. I don't want to wash the forum with the whole set, needless to say, the rest are on my flickr.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/3884104883_cf0ab6c144_b.jpg

I'm looking forward to covering men's soccer soon too but somehow I don't think that will be as well received as the ladies volleyball even though the shooting conditions will be better.

Rooz
09-04-2009, 05:35 AM
300/vr @ 2.8
worth every goddam penny.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-04-2009, 05:36 AM
They are 2 great images Eddie, irrespective of the pretty girls.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-04-2009, 05:54 AM
Still doing my traffic management course.

eddie_dane
09-04-2009, 06:34 AM
300/vr @ 2.8
worth every goddam penny.

wow, love the carved elephants.

eddie_dane
09-04-2009, 06:42 AM
Another new one. I do love the 17-35

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/3884949388_b1924da6b1_b.jpg

Saleh
09-04-2009, 08:42 AM
Nikon D700
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G
HOYA Circular P.
Cokin GND

AdamW
09-04-2009, 08:46 AM
Damn.......

Yeah. Whoa.

tfa8rva
09-04-2009, 08:57 AM
Damn.......
Yeah. Whoa.

Ugly looking....isn't it?

tfa8rva
09-04-2009, 09:02 AM
Hope no-one minds the wide post but here's 2 pano's.

Very nice DPR. Now for the dumb question......what do you use to stitch them together?

500mL
09-04-2009, 10:00 AM
Took this during a tornado watch we had this summer.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3464534216_ee175b62a7_o.jpg

That's some crazy storm clouds. Great capture!

Got a bargain on an 85mm f1.4D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/3876840856_84cace906e_o.jpg

shoeytennis
09-04-2009, 10:17 AM
Im a sony person but grabbed this with my nikon sooooooo here you guys go.
Let me know what you guys think, its my best friend playing with my sonya300.
I always say the best shots are the ones you dont mean to take.

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/1001/adsc0047copy.jpg (http://img79.imageshack.us/i/adsc0047copy.jpg/)

jcon
09-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Im a sony person but grabbed this with my nikon sooooooo here you guys go.
Let me know what you guys think, its my best friend playing with my sonya300.
I always say the best shots are the ones you dont mean to take.



Sorry to hear that! :D

Id say lose the pink border! Not only does the pink distract but Im not into digital borders anyway.

Tomcat
09-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Still doing my traffic management course.

What is a traffic management course?

Does it have to do with your job?

Is it for a special licsens?

To many traffic tickets or driving drunk?

Just wondering.

Whatever it's for good luck.

Rooz
09-04-2009, 06:37 PM
Id say lose the pink border! Not only does the pink distract but Im not into digital borders anyway.

suits the subject matter imo. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-04-2009, 07:06 PM
TFA I just use photoshop CS3, pretty much select the photos and it does everything else. There's sometimes stitch marks that need to be cloned out.

500ml, love that smoking shot, the shallow DOf emphasizes the addiction perfectly

Nothing so sinister Tomcat, I project manage road improvements, things drivers hate like roundabouts, traffic lights and clearways. The course is just to raise my awareness of what can be done to improve network efficiency and safety.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-04-2009, 08:02 PM
Alex's opening misc birthday pressies.
SOOC except resizing, love my new heavy piece of glass.
Kids have birthday's dad gets the best new toy:)

K1W1
09-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Kids have birthday's dad gets the best new toy:)

It's fathers day weekend. You could have got socks and jocks. :D

shoeytennis
09-04-2009, 08:15 PM
Sorry to hear that! :D

Id say lose the pink border! Not only does the pink distract but Im not into digital borders anyway.

Yeah ive gotten mixed reviews about the pink border but meh lol. trying to think outside the box

Rooz
09-05-2009, 03:02 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/3888723507_21fdb11d01_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/3889525520_d1c8441409_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/3888743537_31ebd92a0f_o.jpg

westy79
09-05-2009, 05:32 AM
A shot of my two year old Beagle Lily


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3826539403_f7eb7cfd12_o.jpg

Rooz
09-05-2009, 05:38 AM
great shot dave. sharp as a tack, pefect focus aswell. love that shred of grass in his mouth...cheeky little buggers. lol

westy79
09-05-2009, 06:03 AM
great shot dave. sharp as a tack, pefect focus aswell. love that shred of grass in his mouth...cheeky little buggers. lol

thanks Rooz, it was one of the shots where she stayed still long enough to hold her pose!!! Think the grass in her mouth def adds to the shot

accord2003
09-05-2009, 06:41 PM
thanks Rooz, it was one of the shots where she stayed still long enough to hold her pose!!! Think the grass in her mouth def adds to the shot

Westy. Love this shot. well done!!

I took this shot of this couple but I forgot to ask them their email address.. :eek:

Does anyone know if the no smoking sign can be removed with LR? thanks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/3802939474_d1d3ac5633_b.jpg

K1W1
09-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Does anyone know if the no smoking sign can be removed with LR? thanks



Photoshop easy but Lightroom would be difficult. The only way I can think would be to try the spot removal tool.

eddie_dane
09-05-2009, 09:26 PM
since his hand is already cropped, I would go for a tighter crop rather than try to remove it in LR, KIWI is right, it would be difficult.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-05-2009, 10:34 PM
That's a great shot accord.

I'll clone it out for you if you don't have the software.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Happy fathers day (at least in Australia)

K1W1
09-06-2009, 12:26 AM
A Soccer photo - sort of. I have been terrorising Nat all season with my camera so today she turned the tables by bringing her Mums D40 fitted with my old 55-200. I should probably teach her about horizons. :)

What I saw

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/3891416847_9027276de6_b.jpg

What she saw.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/3902174324_5be05e44f1_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-06-2009, 12:31 AM
Love it K1W1. Happy fathers day.

Like a photo of the thing holding a camera:)

Tomcat
09-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Looks like you have tought her about horizons:D

Let's see the pic she took.

Tomcat
09-06-2009, 11:09 AM
It's been awhils since I posted any pic's in this thread. I've been playing around with studio lighting.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/My%20Cats/DSC_3419.jpg

He's my #1 poser. He works for cheap too. Just have to keep keep the cat treats handy.

rawpaw18
09-06-2009, 01:01 PM
Threw the 50mm on the extension tubes this morning.
Much easier to hold than the 70-200:rolleyes:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/3894156024_ccdc900fec_o.jpg

Rooz
09-06-2009, 01:19 PM
ohhh...me likey !!

MarkDesRoche
09-06-2009, 02:52 PM
Hi,
This is my first post on this site.
This is Nilo ,1.5yr old Golden Retriever,
I took this pic yesterday at the Cottage.
Pic Taken With D40 18-55 Lens
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/82414/DSC_0088.jpg

K1W1
09-06-2009, 03:05 PM
Welcome.
I think I would love to have a cottage with a view like that.

AtlPikMan
09-06-2009, 03:44 PM
From Today

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2493/3893769613_32b2a910ef_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3894312804_89500aed26_o.jpg

scottman_00
09-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Westy. Love this shot. well done!!

I took this shot of this couple but I forgot to ask them their email address.. :eek:

Does anyone know if the no smoking sign can be removed with LR? thanks



before i read the post i said ...too bad about the smoking sign..... i gave it a shot in photoshop and i think it passes

r3g
09-06-2009, 05:53 PM
O_O my dream car!!! (the viper)

and now a page from the book of Rooz

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2073/516533930chevkxl.jpg (http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/Personal/California-Academy-of-Sciences/7955724_FfKfF#P-1-15)

accord2003
09-06-2009, 09:08 PM
since his hand is already cropped, I would go for a tighter crop rather than try to remove it in LR, KIWI is right, it would be difficult.

Thank you. I suspect this was the case. My next question would be. Can Capture NX do it?

That's a great shot accord.

I'll clone it out for you if you don't have the software.

Thanks DPR. That would be great. I will PM you.


It's been awhils since I posted any pic's in this thread. I've been playing around with studio lighting.
He's my #1 poser. He works for cheap too. Just have to keep keep the cat treats handy.

great shot. I only wish my dog willl sit there like that..


Threw the 50mm on the extension tubes this morning.
Much easier to hold than the 70-200:rolleyes:


Rich. you are really showing what those tubes can do. great shot!


Hi,
This is my first post on this site.
This is Nilo ,1.5yr old Golden Retriever,
I took this pic yesterday at the Cottage.
Pic Taken With D40 18-55 Lens


Welcome. I see you are from PEI. It is beautiful there. I can't wait to see more.


From Today

really like that viper shot.. but I still take the porsche :)


before i read the post i said ...too bad about the smoking sign..... i gave it a shot in photoshop and i think it passes

Thanks Scott. I am not a wedding photographer. I am usually bad at portrait. therefore, I was just trying for now.


O_O my dream car!!! (the viper)

and now a page from the book of Rooz

You gotta love those butterfly. nice shot R3g.

accord2003
09-06-2009, 09:13 PM
this is from a local fashion show.. I wonder if anyone will actually wear that hat :D


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/3880251060_d01a011caa_b.jpg

fionndruinne
09-07-2009, 12:01 AM
Hee hee! Nice photo, that headgear is a real puzzler.

faisal
09-07-2009, 12:57 AM
this is from a local fashion show.. I wonder if anyone will actually wear that hat :D


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/3880251060_d01a011caa_b.jpg

I know a place....it's called the Dubai World Cup...it's the local horse race(which obviously has to be the costliest or something like it :rolleyes: )

student
09-07-2009, 02:31 AM
I recently was in our local zoo playing around. Don't know why I like this shot, but I do.
note: the seal was behind a thik scratched glass window...
taken with my new 50mm1.8 @1.8

MarkDesRoche
09-07-2009, 06:47 AM
Thanks for the welcome.
Here is a pic of the shoreline that we walked Sunday.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/82414/DSC_02722.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-07-2009, 07:12 AM
"The Empty Chair"

Not trying to be a downer but I felt like posting this for a bit of relief. Nicholas is not my son, but one of his classmates. My poor PP skills weren't good enough really but at least I've tried my best.

rawpaw18
09-07-2009, 07:24 AM
It says a lot, so sad to see.

gen2roller
09-07-2009, 03:27 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2561/3897511235_b547161294_b.jpg

TNB
09-07-2009, 04:33 PM
Although I didn't get my new camera until today, I did take numerous night photos yesterday including this one of Three Dog Night, who gave a free concert last night before a downtown crown and the television cameras for the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

D200
50mm

rawpaw18
09-07-2009, 05:00 PM
Just one more from yesterday,

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3453/3898594454_fb1f00f79c_o.jpg
50mm with full stack of tubes 68mm

bertbert
09-07-2009, 06:14 PM
A dog I saw while walking around the neighbourhood. Not sure what breed it is.. anybody knows?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3898845842_ee46fce4ca_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-08-2009, 03:17 AM
Nice wasp Gen2, like the sun shaddow.
TNB, saw an interview from the concert on TV this morning, very envious you were there. Nice shot too.

Here's another from the 70-200 digitally cropped. The lens has lots of good points but I still like my old 70-300

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-08-2009, 03:27 AM
Can't resist one more (16-85VR)

rawpaw18
09-08-2009, 03:30 AM
I really like that DPR, love the crop

Rooz
09-08-2009, 04:02 AM
Can't resist one more (16-85VR)

looks like a great location. get back out there in a storm !

erichlund
09-08-2009, 06:35 AM
Although I didn't get my new camera until today, I did take numerous night photos yesterday including this one of Three Dog Night, who gave a free concert last night before a downtown crown and the television cameras for the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

D200
50mm
Ummmm...that's not how I remember them. Of course, that was 1977 or 78 when I saw them in concert.

K1W1
09-08-2009, 04:39 PM
My contribution today is back a couple of pages (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25920&page=1156). :D

accord2003
09-08-2009, 04:57 PM
My contribution today is back a couple of pages (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25920&page=1156). :D

Is that really you? you mean my search is over??? :D

accord2003
09-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Another picture of the local fashion show. I wonder if the cage is included :rolleyes:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3427/3880258516_1f5a3e5f33_b.jpg

TNB
09-08-2009, 05:17 PM
Ummmm...that's not how I remember them. Of course, that was 1977 or 78 when I saw them in concert.
You're just telling your age. Not to worry, at the concert there were a lot of people showing their age. After all, the theme wasn't the "Summer of '69" for nothing. ;)

K1W1
09-08-2009, 05:33 PM
You're just telling your age. Not to worry, at the concert there were a lot of people showing their age. After all, the theme wasn't the "Summer of '69" for nothing. ;)

I must admit that my reaction was much the same as Erics although I never actually saw them live. I could point out here that I did see the Beatles when they toured NZ in 1964 although not in concert simply waving from their hotel balcony but if I did that you would think I'm old so i won't. :)

TNB
09-08-2009, 10:19 PM
I never saw the Beetles. Like Eric, I did see Three Dog Night about the same time as he though I really can't remember what they looked like. I was a lot younger, partying like an animal, and had other things on my mind before the night ended. :D

The introductory band for Three Dog Night was some sort of tribute band to Fleetwood Mac. However, I can't remember the name of the band. This photo was also taken with the D200 and a 50mm. Freaking can't wait to do some serious shooting with the D3.

K1W1
09-08-2009, 10:46 PM
The introductory band for Three Dog Night was some sort of tribute band to Fleetwood Mac.

Saw the real Fleetwood Mac in Wellington in the late 1970's. Backstage pass, had a good close up perv at Stevie Nicks who I suspect didn't know which planet she was on let alone which venue she was at.

TNB
09-08-2009, 10:49 PM
Saw the real Fleetwood Mac in Wellington in the late 1970's. Backstage pass, had a good close up perv at Stevie Nicks who I suspect didn't know which planet she was on let alone which venue she was at.
LOL. You should have taken photos. ;)

erichlund
09-09-2009, 08:36 AM
Did I actually see in the news that you Aussies (and K1W1) are soon going to be driving on the correct side of the road?

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-09-2009, 02:13 PM
No that's Samoa and they've switched from your side of the road to ours so they can import our cheap used cars:)

Nice to meet you at last K1W1, am I right in thinking that's your first helmet free shot here

rawpaw18
09-09-2009, 08:01 PM
Nice to meet you at last K1W1, am I right in thinking that's your first helmet free shot here

You need to keep up with his flickr account, he went full frontal on us
awhile back.:eek:

K1W1
09-09-2009, 09:19 PM
You need to keep up with his flickr account, he went full frontal on us
awhile back.:eek:


Just be careful there. This is a family show. :)

rawpaw18
09-10-2009, 03:36 AM
Yeah I know, why do think I blocked you!:D

K1W1
09-10-2009, 05:39 AM
Yeah I know, why do think I blocked you!:D


I saw the comments and both of you are likely to be in trouble. :D

anco85
09-10-2009, 10:29 AM
I had so much fun with this one. My wife hates it, says it creeps her out.
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs259.snc1/10635_151942471003_582511003_3395182_2590954_n.jpg


P.S. Yes yes, I know I'm schmexy

r3g
09-10-2009, 11:52 AM
hahahaah nice

ANP !!!
09-10-2009, 12:54 PM
Rofl thats amazing work anco

been away for a while, hope everyone was doing great

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3906936333_9137fd0a01_b.jpg

anco85
09-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks ANP. Great shot you got there

eddie_dane
09-10-2009, 01:42 PM
Took this at a formal event in an auditorium. I love the D700.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/3907801698_5234aa1e89_b.jpg

iiaGavin
09-10-2009, 02:53 PM
A pic of the kid's baseball team (no your eyes aren't playing tricks, there are a few of them who have the same number...)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3907270175_aef099c606_b.jpg

Tomcat
09-10-2009, 06:43 PM
I finally found a victim to try the new lights on.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_3508.jpg
Camera settings: 50mm F1.8, ISO 100, 1/60s, F/5 Manual mode.

Lights: Main strobe shooting through white umbrella, lowest setting, distance about 4 feet from victim:D, at about a 45 degree angle, hight is about 5 feet off the floor angled down.

Secondary light was bounced off a piece of white printer paper laying on the floor.

The background is homemade.

The cat worked for cat treats. This guy works for beer.
Tried to get the Wife to let me take her portrait, but she said NO!!

Let me know what you think.

jcon
09-10-2009, 07:36 PM
Let me know what you think.

Honestly, it looks like a mug shot. Never have a portrait be a straight on shot, always have it at an angle where the head is slightly tilted. My rule of thumb for headshots is to never see two ears.

Rooz
09-10-2009, 07:42 PM
nice light TC, as for composition i agree with J.
lucky your model didnt mug you after your shot. ;)

accord2003
09-10-2009, 08:27 PM
Rofl thats amazing work anco

been away for a while, hope everyone was doing great



Man. that is really funny shot. well done!


Took this at a formal event in an auditorium. I love the D700.


I wish to love one too :)


A pic of the kid's baseball team (no your eyes aren't playing tricks, there are a few of them who have the same number...)


nice shot. I like the b/w conversion.



Let me know what you think.

The light is nice. I do agree with Rooz and Jcon. It could be nice if the subject was smiling :D

accord2003
09-10-2009, 08:30 PM
this is a hotel at Blue Mountain. Canada

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/3860300721_0ff575ddbe_b.jpg

gen2roller
09-10-2009, 09:12 PM
this is a hotel at Blue Mountain. Canada



Oh my goodness, stunning! Literally said "wow" out loud

fionndruinne
09-10-2009, 10:08 PM
I believe "wow" was my reaction as well. Incredible exposure!

TNB
09-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Honestly, it looks like a mug shot. Never have a portrait be a straight on shot, always have it at an angle where the head is slightly tilted. My rule of thumb for headshots is to never see two ears.
There is at least one way to take a portrait straight on though and never see two ears.... It's called a Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 Fisheye. ;) Personally, I get a kick out of taking a photo like that and then showing the subject. :D

First test run with the new camera. To make it easy, I started with something that wasn't moving. It's still a handheld shot though. ;)

Tomcat
09-10-2009, 11:43 PM
Thanks. I'll have to remember that about the ears. My wife and kids said it looked like a mug shot also.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_3514.jpg

I thought this one was at to much of an angle.

Rooz
09-10-2009, 11:56 PM
this is a hotel at Blue Mountain. Canada



thats just incredible.

Saleh
09-11-2009, 01:05 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/3908276814_c792cf919f.jpg


Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed : 2970
ISO: 250
Exposure: Manual

TheWengler
09-11-2009, 01:57 AM
Thanks. I'll have to remember that about the ears. My wife and kids said it looked like a mug shot also.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_3514.jpg

I thought this one was at to much of an angle.

It's kind of a blank stare. I think this guy needs some more dramatic lighting.

Gintaras
09-11-2009, 02:57 AM
Took this at a formal event in an auditorium. I love the D700.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/3907801698_5234aa1e89_b.jpg

this is some amazing image, Brilliant.

Gintaras
09-11-2009, 03:02 AM
this is a hotel at Blue Mountain. Canada

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/3860300721_0ff575ddbe_b.jpg

agree, excellent exposure and nice scenery.

iiaGavin
09-11-2009, 04:10 AM
@Tomcat: I think the front-on pose would work if you cut down the lighting to be much more dramatic, such that perhaps only one side of the face was illuminated (probably the other half a wee bit, lighting not from directly to the side), making sure that the subject's eyes weren't visible through the glasses, and that the background was essentially black.....just my opinion though :)

eddie_dane
09-11-2009, 05:20 AM
thanks Gintaras

Gintaras
09-11-2009, 05:55 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/3908276814_c792cf919f.jpg


Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed : 2970
ISO: 250
Exposure: Manual

Saleh, excellent image, I wish it be a bit larger. Did you achieve this rotating stars effect in PS?

Btw, if I am not mistaken you had D700 before D3, if so then why you swapped? any specific reason?

Sir Les
09-11-2009, 10:05 AM
Gee, there's been some great shots here lately. Kudos to you all.

Here's a portrait I took for a theatre programme biography. The lighting was outdoor shade plus fill-in flash. I used my Nikkor 18-200 VR handheld at 70mm (105mm equivalent). 1/60s @ f/5, ISO 200. Who said the 18-200 isn't sharp at apertures wider than f/8? :) And yes, his skin really was that 'seen-too-much-sun' red colour. You'd think he'd have a shave before a sitting, wouldn't you? :rolleyes:

eddie_dane
09-11-2009, 10:22 AM
that is scary sharp, well done.

fionndruinne
09-11-2009, 11:12 AM
There's a reason I guess that most portraits tone down sharpness a little. Looks like I could sharpen my pocket knife on him :p

Sir Les
09-11-2009, 07:28 PM
There's a reason I guess that most portraits tone down sharpness a little. Looks like I could sharpen my pocket knife on him :p

Yes, I agree, particularly when taking portaits of women. However in this instance, the final product (a photo in a theatre programme) was going to be quite small. Also, I was curious to know just how sharp the 18-200mm VR can be! :)

Rooz
09-11-2009, 08:26 PM
yeah thats sharp as anything. great light most of all. great case of perfect eye contact and a simple composition.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Nice portrait (and that would be me that complains about the 18-200 ;)).

Rooz
09-12-2009, 01:39 AM
can anyone pick what this bird is running from ? lol
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/3911231915_b8c8e54399_o.jpg

K1W1
09-12-2009, 01:59 AM
Lucas. :)

More letters to make a post.

craigyc
09-12-2009, 02:55 AM
Heres one from a holiday in Greece I just got back from. Its just a window and bell on a small church but it looked picturesque!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3912098902_d39e473fc9_b.jpg

rawpaw18
09-12-2009, 03:00 AM
can anyone pick what this bird is running from ? lol


Something wrong with your new lens, most of the picture is blurry.


Heres one from a holiday in Greece I just got back from. Its just a window and bell on a small church but it looked picturesque!



That is a great photo Craig, love it!

Rooz
09-12-2009, 05:08 AM
Lucas. :)

More letters to make a post.

nope. its in the picture. :p

AtlPikMan
09-12-2009, 06:03 AM
nope. its in the picture. :p

I see it, i just dont know what it is. Is it that tiny speck thats breaking up the bokeh on the left side of the pic?

Elisha
09-12-2009, 06:19 AM
Is that a crocodile in the background?

dr4gon
09-12-2009, 07:53 AM
lol what is that thing?


Something wrong with your new lens, most of the picture is blurry.


I agree, how can you put up with that quality control?

eddie_dane
09-12-2009, 08:04 AM
there's like a little fly or something.. marvelous

Gintaras
09-12-2009, 08:29 AM
can anyone pick what this bird is running from ? lol
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/3911231915_b8c8e54399_o.jpg

??? why would not you tell us? my take is: she is running from Rooz being scared by a huge lens overlooking her way :p

Rooz
09-12-2009, 02:06 PM
when seen large looks like there's a bug chasing this bird. entirely intentional of course. lol ;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Lens is so heavy he can't even hold it straight:D

TNB
09-12-2009, 08:09 PM
Cool bird shot
(Commented on the star trails on Flickr). ;)

Stopped by the International Indoor (remote control car) Championships today which was held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. If anyone doesn't know about R/C, these small scale cars are traveling in excess of 40mph. Quite a challenge to capture photos of inside. Anyway, attached is a sample photo.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-13-2009, 12:26 AM
Victor Harbour whale watching lookout

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-13-2009, 12:39 AM
And another, Royal Adelaide Show, trained ducks.

craigyc
09-13-2009, 01:04 AM
Great shots DPR! Those ducks are freaking me out

Here is another from Greece Its from a island in Crete called Spinalonga. It was owned by the Venetians originally and used as a place to protect the bay. But up until about 50 years about it was used as a Leper island for the whole of Greece.

This is a handheld HDR, wish I had my tripod with me but no way was I carrying it around in that heat while climbing!

I cant decide what version I like better so I will post both.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/3912230506_7618f0ed17_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3911446771_c2fe365c87_b.jpg

Sir Les
09-13-2009, 01:26 AM
craigyc: handheld hdr? Beautiful shot. I normally like the drama of black & white but in this instance I think I prefer the colour one.

dpr: Those cute ducks look very much like geese to me (as in Mother Goose, perhaps?) :)

bertbert
09-13-2009, 01:50 AM
another attempt at HDR:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2628/3908974845_ee95a1e057_b.jpg

iiaGavin
09-13-2009, 02:24 PM
One of my nieces.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/3908052202_bdd1a6a4d8_b.jpg

Rooz
09-13-2009, 05:06 PM
spectacular gavin. personally i'd tone the tint down a tad though. i think its a little too strong.

jcon
09-13-2009, 09:09 PM
Victor Harbour whale watching lookout


Beautiful colors! It really "pops"!

r3g
09-13-2009, 09:26 PM
Did a "cuz im bored" shoot today

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/3917830633_ba5f769eb7_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/3917830633/)

Rooz
09-14-2009, 03:40 AM
you should be bored more often reggie...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3919328552_46d0a27883_o.jpg

RichNY
09-14-2009, 05:19 AM
you should be bored more often reggie...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3919328552_46d0a27883_o.jpg

Cool shot. Would love to see another version that includes the 300 f/2.

photowerkz
09-14-2009, 10:43 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/bmw3301w.jpg

ANP !!!
09-14-2009, 02:24 PM
Don't scare animals away with that lens Rooz, lol, you are doing some amazing shots with that lens.
Amazing shot DPR and photowerkz, the sky is amazing.
Great shot Reggie, you took that great shot when you were bored, i wonder how good you will be when you are in mood.
I like the colored one Craig, but thats just me.

I was tagged on flickr.
I have posted a few things about me
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhishek_patel/3920684040/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3437/3920684040_95070fd16c_b.jpg

Rooz
09-14-2009, 04:06 PM
Cool shot. Would love to see another version that includes the 300 f/2.

mail one out to me. i'll return it...i promise. :p

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2607/3920561547_6c8fc6e18d_o.jpg

RichNY
09-14-2009, 04:34 PM
mail one out to me. i'll return it...i promise. :p

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2607/3920561547_6c8fc6e18d_o.jpg

What does 46-34-1140 mean? Maybe its obvious to others but my head is still spinning trying to decipher a coherent thought out of any of Sarah Palin's speeches.

Rooz
09-14-2009, 04:47 PM
i can understand how you american folk wouldnt undestand cos the numbers are in the metric system. its the difference in length/width/weight between the 2 lens.

RichNY
09-14-2009, 08:19 PM
i can understand how you american folk wouldnt undestand cos the numbers are in the metric system. its the difference in length/width/weight between the 2 lens.

Now that we have a communist/socialist/nazi president (Fox News title changes weekly) I'm sure he'll force the metric system on the American people right after he gets done staffing the new health care death panels ;)

Going shooting at a private zoo tomorrow; time to charge camera batteries and ponder why the right wing never credits the Obama administration for all the jobs that will be created by the death panels?:rolleyes:

500mL
09-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Can't sleep yet so I'll just post it for the night.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3914739852_b07dc260c5_o.jpg

ANP !!!
09-14-2009, 11:33 PM
Great shot Keen.

Sir Les
09-14-2009, 11:39 PM
This little fellow was one of four kookaburras who visited simultaneously and laughed at me yesterday. I stupidly went for a high shutter speed and high ISO rather than a slower speed and lower ISO, which would have given a better photo....after all, I do have a VR lens. But you don't have much time to make up your mind with wildlife shots, especially when you're running late to pick up your wife at the station.....

Ah well, it's all part of the learning process I suppose.

18-200mm VR, 1/1000 @ f/5.6, ISO 900.

Rooz
09-15-2009, 03:15 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/3922765418_5a14656dde_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/3922765334_cd3d00bd28_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-15-2009, 06:57 AM
I think metering was the problem Les not iso. That white bird against a dark background the camera made the wrong decision.

bertbert
09-15-2009, 07:22 AM
Tried my hand on lightpainting and came up with these:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/3923175632_421254fed8_b.jpg
taken with Tamron 17-50mm at 22mm f2.8

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/3923183850_68cd6981d6_b.jpg
taken with Nikon 50mm at f1.8

Saleh
09-15-2009, 08:08 AM
Kuwait Before Sunset

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/3922336613_0f12766592_o.jpg

TheObiJuan
09-15-2009, 09:42 PM
http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_090911-N-1783P-002.jpg
090911-N-1783P-002 CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2009) Fireman Stephanie Simpson, assigned to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, repaints the exterior trim for a homeowner as part of the annual Day of Caring. More than 2,000 Sailors volunteered throughout the Charleston area during the community volunteer effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Juan Pinalez/Released)

Rooz
09-15-2009, 10:02 PM
that's a fireman ?

Sir Les
09-15-2009, 10:02 PM
TheObiJuan:090911-N-1783P-002 CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2009) Fireman Stephanie Simpson, assigned to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, repaints the exterior trim for a homeowner as part of the annual Day of Caring. More than 2,000 Sailors volunteered throughout the Charleston area during the community volunteer effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Juan Pinalez/Released)

She can come and do mine when she's finished there.



DPR: I think metering was the problem Les not iso. That white bird against a dark background the camera made the wrong decision.

Well, I selected shutter priority to get the 1/1000s shutter speed and I had auto-ISO on, so the camera bumped the ISO up to 900. Maybe I could have selected 1/125s, and then the ISO would have been, what, 250? -- which would have preserved more detail.

gen2roller
09-15-2009, 10:02 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3923815129_1ff8df0e0f_b.jpg

TheObiJuan
09-15-2009, 10:17 PM
that's a fireman ?

In the Navy, engineering rates (jobs) are designated by the name Fireman for an E3.

All sailors are trained in actual firefighting and basic damage control.
If a fire breaks out on a ship everyone puts it out.


Sir Les, LOL. :D

Sir Les
09-15-2009, 10:33 PM
@gen2roller: Now that really IS a fish-eye view!:D

Nice shot.

TNB
09-16-2009, 12:16 AM
I got asked about going shooting after the day job and said why not. Anyway, here's one of the photos.

Rooz
09-16-2009, 01:33 AM
love that colour TNB
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3528/3924812823_21077d58e9_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-16-2009, 02:05 AM
You opened her up at last. Nice shot Rooz.

eddie_dane
09-16-2009, 06:17 AM
In the Navy, engineering rates (jobs) are designated by the name Fireman for an E3.

All sailors are trained in actual firefighting and basic damage control.
If a fire breaks out on a ship everyone puts it out.


Sir Les, LOL. :D

I didn't know you were in SC!!!. I'm at the other end of the state but have a lot of friends in Charleston. cool.

Turo
09-16-2009, 08:34 AM
I love that last one, Rooz!!

Excellent trails, TNB!

bertbert, both shots look great, but I think I like the color version better.

I need to take some new pics soon, but for now here is another older HDR (I have a lot of these pics saved on my computer that I just never uploaded). In case you can't tell, that's a dog on the lower left of the frame,but he moved his head around in between the 7 exposures I took, so he came out looking a bit strange:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2468/3917206330_7087ef54ea_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3917206330/)

eddie_dane
09-16-2009, 11:34 AM
I love that last one, Rooz!!

Excellent trails, TNB!

bertbert, both shots look great, but I think I like the color version better.

I need to take some new pics soon, but for now here is another older HDR (I have a lot of these pics saved on my computer that I just never uploaded). In case you can't tell, that's a dog on the lower left of the frame,but he moved his head around in between the 7 exposures I took, so he came out looking a bit strange:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2468/3917206330_7087ef54ea_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/3917206330/)

I don't know why, but that shot creeps me right out. It looks like one of those fake "ghost videos" where some chode jumps out about 40 seconds into it screaming into a microphone.

Sir Les
09-16-2009, 11:01 PM
@eddy_dane: "I don't know why, but that shot creeps me right out."

Perhaps it's the disembodied cross-legged creature you can see just above the dog's head that gives you that 'uncomfortable' feeling. :)

rawpaw18
09-17-2009, 03:28 AM
ROOZ That looks fantastic.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3925064245_32a1160150_o.jpg
50mm with extension tubes

TDI-Guy
09-17-2009, 05:22 AM
haven't posted pics in ages so here's one from yesterday after bringing home the elinchrome Ranger Quadra kit from work!!!

slick little kit. too bad it doesn't come with stands
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/alex3.jpg

Turo
09-17-2009, 06:28 AM
Perhaps it's the disembodied cross-legged creature you can see just above the dog's head that gives you that 'uncomfortable' feeling. :)

Or maybe its the dog itself. After all, it looks like he has eyes on the back of his head! I told him to stand still for a minute, but he wouldn't listen to me.

sako1
09-17-2009, 02:58 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Im new here and fairly new to photography.
Got my D90 about 5 months ago and just wanted to post some shots and get feedback. I have been learning a lot from this great site and have a long ways to go.
Im an artist (day job as a Graphic Designer)and can do about anything creative and just want to get really good at photography...I hope..haha.
Here are some shots of my dog "BOSS" and my 69 Camaro.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b58/sakona/_DSC7833-100.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b58/sakona/my69-backview-100-1.jpg

Turo
09-17-2009, 03:05 PM
Welcome, sako1!

Oh man I'm jealous, 67-69 Camaros are my all-time favorite cars! PLEASE post more pics of it!

Tomcat
09-17-2009, 06:29 PM
Will that dog bite me if I try to borrow that car?:D

Get a Cicular Polarizer. It will help reduce reflections in shiny paint jobs and windows.

It helps with the sky when the sun is at about a 90 degree angle to the lense. It can really make the sky real blue.

Really nice car.

Welcome to the forum.

Tomcat
09-17-2009, 06:51 PM
I did very little to this as far at the sky and the car go. I did get rid of some other cars and some people. I turned them into grass and trees.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_3684.jpg

I made some prints with a darker sky that looked cool but the tops of the trees looked funny. The tops were lit up.
I wish I had more of the back rim showing but I think it would have lost some impact if I was at a different agnle.

Sir Les
09-17-2009, 09:45 PM
@sako1: Great pic of Boss (aka Inspector Rex). I love the way German Shepherds look so intelligent, even when they're only thinking of their next meal.

@Tomcat: OK, I give up. Where's the door handle? :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-17-2009, 09:48 PM
My 2000th post. Who'd have ever thought I'd get to 2,000.:p

"Timing" :)

16-85VR at F/22, ISO400, no polariser - forgot to take it.
Taking Lukas' advice about forground, midground and background interest plus leading lines a bit far perhaps:o

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-17-2009, 09:51 PM
And here's post 2001.

Welcome Sako.
Like that portrait TDI.

Wasn't brave enough to post this on my milestone as someone might have said I've wasted time trying to turn a snapshot artsy;)

K1W1
09-17-2009, 10:04 PM
My 2000th post. Who'd have ever thought I'd get to 2,000.:p

You are but a mere youngster compared to old guys like Rooz. :)

K1W1
09-17-2009, 10:49 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3930963978_59dfb96bb7_b.jpg

Sir Les
09-18-2009, 12:01 AM
And while you were bouncing around on the airwalk cantilever, who d'you think was holding you up?............

K1W1
09-18-2009, 12:18 AM
And while you were bouncing around on the airwalk cantilever, who d'you think was holding you up?............

Silly me. I had rather hoped it was this.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/3931110108_3817cf2210_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Wow K1W1, you're sure pulling some great shots with a crap camera.:D

ssil2000
09-18-2009, 01:26 AM
first of many :)

Zavier

K1W1
09-18-2009, 01:38 AM
first of many :)

Zavier

Welcome to the world of modelling for dad Zavier. If you want some friendly advice from a stranger get an agent quick. :D
Congratulations.

Tomcat
09-18-2009, 03:30 AM
@Tomcat: OK, I give up. Where's the door handle? :)

Good question. I never noticed it didn't have door handles.

TDI-Guy
09-18-2009, 05:34 AM
wow two pics in two days, that's a record for me.

I messed up the left side with flashes bouncing off the ground.
my POS car for now until I get better, then I'll ask around for a real car!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/DSC_5498copy.jpg

sako1
09-18-2009, 08:52 AM
hey guys, thanks for the welcome and the tips.
There are lots of nice photos in here.
Whats the best nikon lense to use for crisp car shot.
Here is another one of my 69, front view.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b58/sakona/my69frontview-130.jpg

erichlund
09-18-2009, 12:15 PM
Depends...for least distortion I'd go with a 50mm for an FX camera and 35mm for a DX camera. Those are the "normal" lenses for the formats, and generally speaking, are very sharp, especially when stopped down just a bit (f4 - f8). You could use a telephoto if you want to flatten the view a bit. A wide angle lens will definitely give a distorted view. It would make for an unusual shot, but could be used to emphasize some particular feature, like enlarging the front end to make it more of a "beast". Of course, you would want to be careful with your angle on such a shot.

One note about your latest picture. If you turn the wheel straight, or toward the camera, the wheel doesn't tend to look so disembodied.

DiamondSCattleCo
09-18-2009, 12:30 PM
@Tomcat: OK, I give up. Where's the door handle? :)

Can't see it clearly, but I think they're frenched in about 1/3 of the way up the window at the back side of the door. A good body man can almost completely hide a handle.

Rod

sako1
09-18-2009, 01:42 PM
Eric,
Thanks for the info.
The wheel thing, i did on purpose. Its a typical thing they do to show the rim more and adds to the characteristics of the car.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2009, 03:44 PM
Congratulations again SSil.

TDI, whats a car doing ruining a perfecrtly good winery tankfarm shot?
And why don't the ladders extend all the way to the ground?:D

Sako, your answer depends what you're trying to do and what your budget is. I find 50mm a good focal length for cars (on a DX camera) and so I'd prefer to use my 50mm F/1.8 which is cheap lens but one I use very little. I find a good zoom much more versatile but not quite as sharp.

Tomcat
09-18-2009, 05:29 PM
Sako here is a link to car photography.

http://www.shotaddict.com/wordpress/2007/08/02/3801.html

I use my 18-55mm kit lense and my 10-20mm UWA some times. Most of the time I shoot below 34mm. You have have to be careful about the angle you shoot at with wide angle lenses.

I think my next lense will be a 18-55mm f2.8, either a Sigma or a Tokina.

Try to shoot closer to hood level. I agree with eric about the front tire.

You have a nice car to practice taking pictures of.

Here's another one I took Saturday. I did 3 car shows that day.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_3645.jpg

Focal length is 20mm, f4

craigyc
09-19-2009, 02:56 AM
Some great car shots being posted recently! Keep it up! I'm hoping to be dabbling in car shots soon as I am looking to get a MG Midget!

Here's another HDR, I'm sure you're all bored of these by now but I enjoy the PP of HDR its a fun step in creating the final image.

(Sorry Rooz for stealing your border idea I'm just testing them out!)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/3933132249_907a96b4f7_b.jpg

K1W1
09-19-2009, 05:35 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2557/3930391665_b8ca99fb75_b.jpg

Tomcat
09-19-2009, 06:58 AM
Nice shot KIWI. That sure makes me miss living on the coast.

AtlPikMan
09-19-2009, 10:02 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3893202549_6d2ea9bcd8_b.jpg

Turo
09-19-2009, 10:09 AM
Here is another one of my 69, front view.


I'll trade you my '01 SS for your '69... ;)

r3g
09-19-2009, 10:35 AM
Very creative AtlPikMan. Your turning out some very interesting shots especially compared to most other car show photos. I love how the Viper is intruding on that Vettes turn lol. I will have one one day.. Oh yes... I will.

K1W1
09-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Playing with presets.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/3935567383_0375ed3eef_b.jpg

rawpaw18
09-20-2009, 03:02 AM
That preset worked great here, very nice

Rooz
09-20-2009, 03:50 AM
Here's another HDR, I'm sure you're all bored of these by now but I enjoy the PP of HDR its a fun step in creating the final image.

(Sorry Rooz for stealing your border idea I'm just testing them out!)

awesome shot buddy. border looks great with it too. :)


Playing with presets.



welcome back buddy. looks like the trip was a pearler.

sb900 used on this one. only just had time to go thru the last set.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3937025494_3be72c6971_o.jpg

craigyc
09-20-2009, 04:26 AM
Rooz that Bokeh is unbelievable!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/3933200757_b35c9c37cb_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-20-2009, 05:34 AM
sb900 used on this one. only just had time to go thru the last set.



Rooz, hope you wore your Macintosh if you're going to be flashing at wild birds.

Great shot Craig

Prospero
09-20-2009, 06:55 AM
Richard, great shot. What sort of preset did you use on that one?

Rooz, beautiful shot. Nice lighting and bokeh. You sure put that expensive glass to good use.
Craig, nice picture. I like the composition, but I would crop of the tiny bit of clouds in the middle. I know I'm nitpicking here, but somehow that bit just bothers me :)

Here's a picture I spend too much time on in Capture NX. The version in colour looked just plain ridiculous, so I decided to convert it to B&W:

49032

Gintaras
09-20-2009, 08:05 AM
awesome shot buddy. border looks great with it too. :)



welcome back buddy. looks like the trip was a pearler.

sb900 used on this one. only just had time to go thru the last set.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3937025494_3be72c6971_o.jpg

Rooz, amazing bird image and bokeh, you are the master for close ups, but admit, FF and expensive lens are great helper to your sharp eye and steady hand :p:D

Gintaras
09-20-2009, 08:06 AM
Rooz that Bokeh is unbelievable!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/3933200757_b35c9c37cb_b.jpg

great HDR, love PP effect

Gintaras
09-20-2009, 08:08 AM
Playing with presets.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/3935567383_0375ed3eef_b.jpg

what presets? KiWi, image is just great from framing to capture.

Gintaras
09-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Some great car shots being posted recently! Keep it up! I'm hoping to be dabbling in car shots soon as I am looking to get a MG Midget!

Here's another HDR, I'm sure you're all bored of these by now but I enjoy the PP of HDR its a fun step in creating the final image.

(Sorry Rooz for stealing your border idea I'm just testing them out!)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/3933132249_907a96b4f7_b.jpg

this one is a framer

500mL
09-20-2009, 11:23 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3937025494_3be72c6971_o.jpg

WOW!!! That's freakin' sharp Rooz! Amazing.




49032

Love the monochrome conversion. Very dramatic.

500mL
09-20-2009, 11:29 AM
Casual shoot with a good friend over the weekend.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3937240039_0e4ed1316a_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/3938017832_f2e3b011cb_o.jpg

scottman_00
09-20-2009, 11:44 AM
haven't been out in a while so heres one from the honeymoon last year

craigyc
09-20-2009, 11:54 AM
Awesome 500mL, What lens did you shoot with!?

TDI-Guy
09-20-2009, 01:11 PM
one more from today in bright daylight filing in with the ranger quadra.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/DSC_5588s.jpg

eddie_dane
09-20-2009, 01:48 PM
shot a couple shows this week. here are a few:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/3937973999_02a00455e3_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3937959401_3ca0bb465b_b.jpg

500mL
09-20-2009, 02:55 PM
Awesome 500mL, What lens did you shoot with!?

Thanks craigyc.

I used the Nikkor 85mm 1.4D. It's one amazing prime lens, definitely my favorite right now.

Rooz
09-20-2009, 06:41 PM
Rooz, admit, FF and expensive lens are great helper to your sharp eye and steady hand :p:D

i freely admit it is so my good friend. 300VR and a d700, hell even a sony user could take that picture.;)

craigyc: your PP work of those shots is awesome. what are you doing to them ? (speak slowwwwwlllyyyyy lol :p)



Casual shoot with a good friend over the weekend.

thats just bad ass man. wow.

Rooz
09-20-2009, 06:43 PM
shot a couple shows this week. here are a few:

you should post more from your shows, the exposures are always superb. that second shot with the motion blur of the hand is a pearler.

TNB
09-20-2009, 11:57 PM
Nice pics in there. I still have yet to take photos of a moving train. However, I did manage to go sailboat racing for the first time ever and capture some photos. Enough that I haven't even looked at them all yet.

In this particular photo, I just sort of liked the sky.

eddie_dane
09-21-2009, 06:19 AM
you should post more from your shows, the exposures are always superb. that second shot with the motion blur of the hand is a pearler.

Thx Rooz, that's the one that popped out at me in post as well.

one more.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3938749842_d5ee5cd261_b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
09-21-2009, 06:35 AM
Mk 1 Escort with a Cossie engine installed,
small show at local garden center.:)
(D80 + 16-85VR)

Geoff Chandler
09-21-2009, 06:39 AM
An Old Rover 100R - seriously done up - look at the lump under this bonnet!

erichlund
09-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Rover: At least it doesn't have carbs with oil pots. I had one of those when I lived in the UK (86-89). "You mean, I have to add oil to the carburetors?!", he said, scratching his head.

craigyc
09-21-2009, 10:18 AM
craigyc: your PP work of those shots is awesome. what are you doing to them ? (speak slowwwwwlllyyyyy lol :p)

Thanks Rooz. They are just basic 3 shot HDR's run through Photomatix but I edit them a bit after in photoshop by masking in the 3 original shots to sort out stuff like moving objects (boats, cars, people etc) Also I mask in the sky from the original shots a bit because I find with HDR's taken in day with bright blue skies they tend to come out grey in an untouched HDR.

I'm really starting to get the hang of the PP and its pretty enjoyable to see it all come together!

photowerkz
09-21-2009, 10:19 AM
Geoff: any link to info and more pictures of that car?

Turo
09-21-2009, 11:01 AM
Great shots, eddie_dane! The spotlight makes for some great lighting!

Geoff Chandler
09-21-2009, 12:51 PM
Rover: At least it doesn't have carbs with oil pots. I had one of those when I lived in the UK (86-89). "You mean, I have to add oil to the carburetors?!", he said, scratching his head.

Those were constant vacuum carburettors that used the oil as a damper for
the piston that controled the mixture - they needed an oil of a certain viscosity - 3 in 1 or Redex were OK
They weren't supposed to use all the oil up rapidly though

Tomcat
09-21-2009, 02:56 PM
Yes It's a HEMI!

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_3661.jpg

It's a mid '50s 354 Hemi.
I wish I could have got some better pics of this car but, it was parked in a bad spot.

Rooz
09-21-2009, 03:07 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2545/3940976630_6c18d43b2f_o.jpg

K1W1
09-21-2009, 11:14 PM
For those who want to know multiply the prices by 0.86 to get US$ or by 0.535 to get pounds sterling or by 0.59 to get Euros. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3516/3930387387_94f72023ff_b.jpg

TDI-Guy
09-22-2009, 03:41 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2545/3940976630_6c18d43b2f_o.jpg


FABULOUS as always!!

scottman_00
09-22-2009, 04:26 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2545/3940976630_6c18d43b2f_o.jpg

just wow....thats all i can say

K1W1
09-22-2009, 04:30 AM
just wow....thats all i can say

Don't worry I have seen him in action. He uses some sort of ancient eastern transcendental form of hypnosis to get these critters to stay still before he spends an hour setting up the shot. It might look like skill to you but really it's all glass and mirrors. :D :D

eddie_dane
09-22-2009, 05:22 AM
Don't worry I have seen him in action. He uses some sort of ancient eastern transcendental form of hypnosis to get these critters to stay still before he spends an hour setting up the shot. It might look like skill to you but really it's all glass and mirrors. :D :D

I think he's achieved a whole new level and has managed to transfer that power to his subject matter because when my eyes lock with that creature's, I am under its power.

scottman_00
09-22-2009, 01:15 PM
Don't worry I have seen him in action. He uses some sort of ancient eastern transcendental form of hypnosis to get these critters to stay still before he spends an hour setting up the shot. It might look like skill to you but really it's all glass and mirrors. :D :D

smoke and mirrors eh? where can i buy that?

rawpaw18
09-22-2009, 05:48 PM
Yeah Rooz it looks amazing,
you could probably hear me cursing you all the way from here.

accord2003
09-22-2009, 07:27 PM
Yeah Rooz it looks amazing,
you could probably hear me cursing you all the way from here.

x2. it is beyond amazing..

accord2003
09-22-2009, 07:30 PM
my pic of the day is not about how good the picture is but rather how a lens can look after many years..

Rooz
09-22-2009, 07:47 PM
a stark reminder to us of how tough these things actually are.

K1W1
09-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Engrossed - second hand book store in Hobart.

ISO 1000 has it's uses. Even though it's basically a happy snap I could never have got this with my D50.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/3930919304_5d3153ae87_b.jpg

Rooz
09-23-2009, 12:12 AM
far from a happy snap. its a "story telling" shot. intriguing.