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Aldor88
10-15-2009, 02:50 AM
I just wanted to have post 12,000 in this thread. :)

Congratulations to everybody who has kept this the best thread on DCResource and one of the best threads on photographic forums imo.Indeed, almost 1,5million views :eek:

achuang
10-15-2009, 02:51 AM
Maybe you should set some conditions first, at least make it hard. Say he can only use a 50mm lens. Or at least get him to pay for some decent coffee. I'll be up in sydney at the end of the year so I'll probably go to taronga zoo as one of the sites to see. Enjoy the Moto GP, isn't a D300 and 70-200 somewhat weather sealed, you'll be fine.

Rooz
10-15-2009, 02:52 AM
While I was at Healesville sanctuary I watched the birds of prey exhibit. Here's a wedge tailed eagle, the biggest at the show. The 70-300VR had a hard time tracking the birds fly, but at least it's fairly sharp on a still bird at 300mm.



yeah thats plenty sharp. they are tough to get right. interesting angle there.

achuang
10-15-2009, 02:55 AM
yeah thats plenty sharp. they are tough to get right. interesting angle there.

It had perched up in a tree behind to my right, so I was shooting from almost underneath it.

Rooz
10-15-2009, 02:56 AM
I'll be up in sydney at the end of the year so I'll probably go to taronga zoo as one of the sites to see. Enjoy the Moto GP, isn't a D300 and 70-200 somewhat weather sealed, you'll be fine.

make sure you let me know in advance. :)
V8's are on at homebush in early december and i'm definitely going to that !

K1W1
10-15-2009, 03:00 AM
V8's are on at homebush in early december and i'm definitely going to that !

That's it, the end of the world is nigh.
Anybody want a D300, 70-200VR, 16-85VR and some other stuff? :mad:

Rooz
10-15-2009, 03:07 AM
you should make an excuse to come up for the day !

K1W1
10-15-2009, 03:19 AM
I only go to motorsport at that level these days when somebody gives me a free ticket to a VIP tent otherwise it's a bit like having to sit in the departure lounge instead of the Qantas Club. Got a spare? :D

achuang
10-15-2009, 04:12 AM
make sure you let me know in advance. :)
V8's are on at homebush in early december and i'm definitely going to that !

Will do, I'll be there over new year's so hoping to get some firework shots.

westy79
10-15-2009, 05:58 AM
My first serious attempt at panning whilst on holiday.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3984444251_c510ce3353_b.jpg

faisal
10-15-2009, 06:09 AM
I like^^^^

Turo
10-15-2009, 07:35 AM
My first serious attempt at panning whilst on holiday.



Looks good!

Prospero
10-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the comments, Richard and Richard!

Here are two more HDRs. I thought I would put my bicycle in the picture again. The last time I did that was two bicycles ago :rolleyes:

49755

49756

Cyberwlf
10-15-2009, 03:10 PM
I actually like those HDRs...

Cyberwlf
10-15-2009, 05:17 PM
Not the strongest of photographic images, but I did like what it did capture and do quite like the lighting of the shot..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/4006848280_5e709b683b_o.jpg

r3g
10-15-2009, 06:59 PM
For lack of nothing else to post.. Me at the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4015790378_937ccd3133_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/4015790378/)

TNB
10-15-2009, 07:42 PM
Alcohol will make doing things like that seem interesting at the time. :D:D
That must help explain why I messed up this other shot soon afterwords. :eek:

r3g
10-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Dig the motion blur

Rasidel Slika
10-15-2009, 09:54 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2586/4016163190_939020f4ae_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/4016163190/)

Aldor88
10-15-2009, 10:14 PM
Wow nice panning Slika :O

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-15-2009, 11:49 PM
I thought I would put my bicycle in the picture again. The last time I did that was two bicycles ago :rolleyes:

For the bike capital of the world (or near enough), no wonder no-one steals bicycles in Holland, your bike is a POS.


I actually like those HDRs...
I love the way every time and HDr goes up this gets said. It's like seeing Tori say, "I don't normally like B&W but"

Prospero
10-16-2009, 02:50 AM
Rasidel, great image! Amazing sharpness.


For the bike capital of the world (or near enough), no wonder no-one steals bicycles in Holland, your bike is a POS.

Hey! I like that bike! :mad: That's the best bike I had in all this time :)

The one I had before only lasted a year, after that everything was covered in rust and at some point suddenly the thing that changes gears jammed the rear wheel, struck out some of the spokes and was bended beyond repair in the process. The one before that was a racing bicycle. The problem with that was that all the cables were rusty so breaking, changing gears, etc wasn't working well or not working at all. Then I had a flat tire and I decided the value of a new tire exceeded that of the bike.

I had to bicycles stolen over the years, by the way. One was returned by the police, luckily, but the other one I never saw again.


I love the way every time and HDr goes up this gets said.

I agree, this is said almost every time. I do understand the sentiment though, as many HDRs posted look very unreal - sometimes intentionally, but very often because people have not learned how to do them.

However, I do think people generalize too much when it comes to HDRs. In my opinion a well executed HDR can look just as good as a shot with ND Grad filters. Each technique has it's advantages and limitations. Where HDR can deliver better results with irregular horizons, ND Grads shine where there's motion in the scene.

On a related note, wrong use of a ND Grad filter can look very bad as wel, for instance if too strong a filter is used and the brightness of the foreground is overpowering the image or when things are sticking out across the horizon suddenly become black as they reach higher. The thing is that you don't see that happen nearly as often as that technique is not as readily available and the technique is not hyped so much.


Here's another image from Australia, a lone tree in Kata Tjuta:

49770

Rasidel Slika
10-16-2009, 07:44 AM
thanks looking guys - heres one more from the archives.. D70 is quite a competent fellow..

this one is at f/29 - EXIF in place - shot through the crowd intentionally -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/4015461533_d99eaf6194_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/4015461533/)

Rasidel Slika
10-16-2009, 11:01 AM
so I'm going back through and revisiting a lot of my fav shots in B&W... and I feel like I'm discovering a whole new world.. really enjoying it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4017423730_e27619a020_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/4017423730/)

faisal
10-16-2009, 11:06 AM
^^^Fantastic shots....especially the one shot through the crowd!!!

AdamW
10-16-2009, 01:48 PM
^^^Fantastic shots....especially the one shot through the crowd!!!

Oh yeah! Great one! And it looks great in B&W. The second one--not so much. The car is too dark and the eye is drawn to the "Orange" in the back.

photowerkz
10-16-2009, 02:04 PM
Aaah, the one through the crowd is ace.

Rasidel Slika
10-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Oh yeah! Great one! And it looks great in B&W. The second one--not so much. The car is too dark and the eye is drawn to the "Orange" in the back.
Appreciate your feedback. I really like the 2nd one because of the heat blur, the "layers" on the right side, the tire debris on the road, and I think the "Orange" in B&W is a cool effect too. And, I think there is a good balance of, well, black and white in the image. Dark portions of the car look OK to me.

Aldor88
10-16-2009, 03:51 PM
^^^Fantastic shots....especially the one shot through the crowd!!! I agree, thats amazing.

Heres a shot of some french trains :).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4016630870_bddc9a1dc5_b.jpg

Rooz
10-16-2009, 06:00 PM
thanks looking guys - heres one more from the archives.. D70 is quite a competent fellow..

this one is at f/29 - EXIF in place - shot through the crowd intentionally -



love it !!



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/4018424512_5c90a75c33_o.jpg

K1W1
10-16-2009, 07:25 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/4018107860_326a305f16_b.jpg

Rooz
10-17-2009, 01:47 AM
awesome job rich. casey did well today.

rawpaw18
10-17-2009, 03:11 AM
Rich that is sweet!

Rooz powerful conversion, very nice

tizeye
10-17-2009, 04:30 AM
An area not known for seasonal color change. This was along a toll road and it is so unusual, people were stopping everywhere taking cell phone pics. This was taken with the 18-55 because, unfortunately, the 10-20 would have been a better lens as the field is so expansive but was on the UPS truck. By the time it was delivered, the colors were beyond their peak.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/ibhim/FallFlowers.jpg

Turo
10-17-2009, 08:22 AM
thanks looking guys - heres one more from the archives.. D70 is quite a competent fellow..

this one is at f/29 - EXIF in place - shot through the crowd intentionally

That is a killer shot, wow!!!




Heres a shot of some french trains :).


Cool shot, I like the symmetry





http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/4018424512_5c90a75c33_o.jpg

That's one of your best landscape ones yet, in my opinion. I love the silky smooth texture of the water in the rocks!



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/4018107860_326a305f16_b.jpg

Damn, great composition there! Nice timing with it, too!

erichlund
10-17-2009, 10:26 AM
I agree, thats amazing.

Heres a shot of some french trains :).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4016630870_bddc9a1dc5_b.jpg
So, where's the starter girl???

photowerkz
10-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Nice shot k1w1! Colors, details, everything is spot on!

Did my last car shoot for a while. F'ing winter with sub zero temperatures and buttloads of snow is just around the corner, so I'll have to find something else to shoot untill may 2010..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/bmw701w.jpg

jcon
10-17-2009, 12:46 PM
Is there any way you could blur the background or add a soft vignette? My focus directly goes to the background lights and not the BMW, or was that your intention?

K1W1
10-17-2009, 01:10 PM
Have a good look at what the Pros are using.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/4017412361_a1157ea5db_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2674/4017397269_cda841c704_b.jpg

eddie_dane
10-17-2009, 01:33 PM
And now for something completely different. My latest live gig featured some of the most famous stars on the planet

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4019649959_7e772b47f5.jpg

faisal
10-17-2009, 01:34 PM
He must like the extra reach from a not so long lens due to the 2x crop factor....

photowerkz
10-17-2009, 02:18 PM
Is there any way you could blur the background or add a soft vignette? My focus directly goes to the background lights and not the BMW, or was that your intention?

The building was enhanced as I like the photos of cars to be about more than just the car. I want it to be a nice photo, not just a photo of a nice car. It's not a problem to blur out the background and do various small tricks with light etc to draw attention to just the car - but that's not my style of photography ;)

AtlPikMan
10-17-2009, 05:00 PM
Tried my hands at Soccer today...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4020874072_5c4fce8ab1_b.jpg

Rooz
10-17-2009, 05:07 PM
awesome shot. rich will be pleased. lol

rawpaw18
10-17-2009, 05:50 PM
Instant classic

Cyberwlf
10-17-2009, 06:19 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/4021055816_6192614b92_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3534/4021055704_e5504f5b1e_o.jpg

gen2roller
10-17-2009, 10:35 PM
AtlPikMan, perfect timing!

Cyberwlf, love the first one, I'm a sucker for sunsets, the flags are a nice effect as well.

haven't been shooting a lot of digital because I inherited an old nikon film camera from my grandpa, so I've mainly been learning that.

Gintaras
10-18-2009, 02:56 AM
Tried my hands at Soccer today...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4020874072_5c4fce8ab1_b.jpg

that's stunning image, i would just crop out that blue (whatever, back or smth) on the right side and frame it.

photowerkz
10-18-2009, 04:57 AM
For those who're not that into the "over processed" look I have on a lot of pictures...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/bmw703w.jpg

D300 + 16-85 @ 85mm f8 ISO 100

N.C.F.
10-18-2009, 10:09 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3489/4022268303_483025dae0_b.jpg

Great shots everyone. Man I wish I could take car shots like you Photowerkz.

K1W1
10-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Tried my hands at Soccer today...


Great shot.
I hope the kid with the long pants was wearing shin guards. He should not have been allowed on the pitch without them.

K1W1
10-18-2009, 12:55 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/4021800968_f9f7aac50e_b.jpg

Rooz
10-18-2009, 01:30 PM
Great shots everyone. Man I wish I could take car shots like you Photowerkz.

that eye contact is mesmerising...wow.


For those who're not that into the "over processed" look I have on a lot of pictures...

D300 + 16-85 @ 85mm f8 ISO 100

do you ever take bad shots ? just sayin..


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/4021800968_f9f7aac50e_b.jpg

arty and FABULOUS.

Cyberwlf
10-18-2009, 02:02 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2464/4023043229_7b68feafcc_o.jpg

AtlPikMan
10-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks for the Kind words on my Soccer Pic. Im looking try and get some of my shots sold. Do you guys think that type of image is one that would sell? What about pics wiith kids playing Soccer and the Soccer ball isnt in the shot?

K1W1
10-18-2009, 04:04 PM
Parents and particularly grandparents want photos of the kids not the ball. As long as the face is visible and in focus for most of them the rest doesn't matter.

achuang
10-18-2009, 04:29 PM
This is a shot where the camera metered for the sky to make it a neutral grey as it always does. It was brought up quite a few stops to make it pure white. I would never have been able to do that at ISO 1600 on my old camera.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/3985593178_1a03900566_o.jpg

K1W1
10-18-2009, 06:39 PM
I like the shot Andrew but the copyright notice absolutely ruins it and in this case is simply a waste of space because it would be easy to remove or crop out.

If you are worried about copyright on this image a large watermark across the whole image would be no more distracting but would at least serve the purpose of making the image difficult to steal.

achuang
10-18-2009, 07:08 PM
I like the shot Andrew but the copyright notice absolutely ruins it and in this case is simply a waste of space because it would be easy to remove or crop out.

If you are worried about copyright on this image a large watermark across the whole image would be no more distracting but would at least serve the purpose of making the image difficult to steal.

I know what you mean, I've made it an action in photoshop to resize and add the copyright notice to photos I upload to flickr. It was just a routine, but unnecessary on this shot. And as you said, very easy to remove on a plain white area.

gen2roller
10-18-2009, 08:50 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477/4023698753_f705f9375f_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-19-2009, 04:05 AM
Love your window K1W1

eddie_dane
10-19-2009, 08:05 AM
Decided to post one from a recent show that I didn't even provide to my client. They are simply not into this type of shot (past experience has proven that fact). But one that stuck out in my head that I can't stop looking at. There's nothing technically good about it. But sometimes it's just a feeling.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2552/4012537192_2a9ebbe7e6_b.jpg

Sir Les
10-19-2009, 08:50 AM
Went to the Jamestown (South Australia) airshow on the weekend and saw quite a few vintage planes, so I thought I'd experiment with some PP for that 'vintage' look. May not be everyone's cup of tea, but hey, there's no harm in trying. Here's a lovely Beechcraft Model 18, of which over 9000 were built between 1937 and 1970.

eddie_dane
10-19-2009, 09:18 AM
^ I dig it

K1W1
10-19-2009, 01:48 PM
so I thought I'd experiment with some PP for that 'vintage' look.

I love that technique but I lost my cheat sheet of steps. Any chance of a step by stpe in another thread or a link to whatever cheat sheet you used if you used one?

K1W1
10-19-2009, 01:53 PM
I keep raving about MS ICE but every time I use it it just performs so well.

Here is a 15 exposure panorama. Manual metering, camera held in portrait, CH and just hold the shutter button down and swing from left to right.
The thing I like about this is that some of the guys were moving and in the individual shots you can see quite different body positions but ICE resolved the whole thing. I just hope MS never take this program out of beta because that will stuff it completely.

If you want the full size (3745 x 1024) version it's on my Flickr (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4021078253_e0b68b1bf8_o.jpg)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4021078253_e9571c2c9a_b.jpg

Aldor88
10-19-2009, 03:08 PM
i like the processing on that one Sir Les

Nice Pano K1W1, I envy your weather conditions. It's 2degrees celsius and raining here :/

r3g
10-19-2009, 05:50 PM
Finally, after a looong wait. UPS didnt treat it well but the box took all the damage thankfully. Here's the first shot of it! :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/majagame5/DSC_4688copy.jpg

Sir Les
10-19-2009, 08:34 PM
i like the processing on that one Sir Les

Thank you!



^ I dig it

Thank you too!


I love that technique but I lost my cheat sheet of steps. Any chance of a step by stpe in another thread or a link to whatever cheat sheet you used if you used one?

Well, I could baffle you with bull...t about how I spent three hours adjusting various layers, histograms and luminance levels in Adobe CS4, but a) I'm just a beginner when it comes to Photoshop, and b) I really did cheat by using a great FREE editing program called PhotoScape (more info and download from www.photoscape.org ). It's quite powerful, has loads of features and is very simple to use.

If I recall correctly I didn't have to crop the photo because for once I had moved in close enough so I didn't have to, I resized it, converted to b&w, messed around with brightness, contrast and a great feature called 'backlight' until I was happy, then applied one of the vignetting and 'antique' filters. All this took about 15 minutes -- and I'm a novice with the program.

Here's another one with a different 'antique' filter applied. Note that I didn't superimpose one aircraft above the other; the lower one (a Chinese-designed and built Nangchang CJ-6, based on the Russian Yak 18) was waiting to taxi for takeoff once the Beech 18 had passed overhead.

DiamondSCattleCo
10-19-2009, 08:35 PM
Les,

Great pp work. I love the vintage stuff...

Kiwi,

Nice pano. I almost wish I'd not made the move to Mac, now that I see the kinds of results people are getting from some of the newer PC based software.

Rod

K1W1
10-19-2009, 08:48 PM
almost wish I'd not made the move to Mac,

Once you have a Mac you never go back. :D
I'd give up ICE for a Mac any day but apart from that what is wrong with running Windows on your Mac anyway?

britkev
10-20-2009, 12:14 AM
...what is wrong with running Windows on your Mac anyway?

Oh good grief let's not start that one in here ;)

K1W1
10-20-2009, 02:04 AM
I really did cheat by using a great FREE editing program called PhotoScape (more info and download from www.photoscape.org ). It's quite powerful, has loads of features and is very simple to use.

I'm going to quote Rooz here. That program is freaking terrific!
Okay it ain't no Photoshop or Lightroom but IMO after about 10 minutes use it ranks with Irfanview as a must have for something to play around with. I haven't tried the RAW editor yet it will be interesting to see how it goes with .NEF files.

Sir Les
10-20-2009, 02:29 AM
... I haven't tried the RAW editor yet it will be interesting to see how it goes with .NEF files.

Just a word about RAW files. Apparently there's a trick to using PhotoScape with RAW -- I picked this up at the cnet.com site:

"It supports RAW, as well as all other major image formats from JPEG and PNG to animated GIFs. It comes with prebuilt templates for users to create photo collages, fumetti, and Web comics, and has a standard set of red-eye removal, light/shadow, and contrast-editing features. One warning about the RAW processing: although it looks like you can drag and drop, the converter doesn't change RAW to JPEG unless you load the RAW file from within the native file navigator. It's a minor bug, but one that can lead you to believe that there's no RAW support at all. You can also batch edit images, combine them, and print them out one at a time or several at once."

The PRINT function is good, too. I've just printed out the photo below at 10"x8" size, and the result seems better than when I print from Irfanview. And the price is right!

PS I downloaded MS ICE but haven't used it yet. In your comment you said, "Manual metering, camera held in portrait, CH and just hold the shutter button down and swing from left to right." Pardon my ignorance, but what does CH stand for?

AtlPikMan
10-20-2009, 02:55 AM
Finally, after a looong wait. UPS didnt treat it well but the box took all the damage thankfully. Her's the first shot with it! :)

Congrats on the New Glass...I too have the Tammy.

Heres another from this past weekend.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2561/4029101706_08f332f2be_o.jpg

K1W1
10-20-2009, 03:40 AM
Pardon my ignorance, but what does CH stand for?

I guess it's Continuous High on the D300 you have CL or CH depending on how many fps you want when you hold the shutter button down. CH=6fps.

K1W1
10-20-2009, 03:41 AM
Heres another from this past weekend.


There is a Grandparent somewhere who would pay good money for that shot.

rawpaw18
10-20-2009, 04:04 AM
Think I could get this guys grandparent to pay for this shot?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/4028440855_877f2ca403_o.jpg

K1W1
10-20-2009, 04:38 AM
Think I could get this guys grandparent to pay for this shot?


You could try. You have to to contra for nectar or something and do a framed 3 pixel x 2 pixel version to hang on the nest wall. :)

Aldor88
10-20-2009, 06:27 AM
Finally, after a looong wait. UPS didnt treat it well but the box took all the damage thankfully. Her's the first shot with it! :)

Congrats on the new lens R3G I've heard great things about it.

faisal
10-20-2009, 06:39 AM
All you soccer/football shooters could try your hand in this...
http://www.worldphotographyawards.org/am_campaign.aspx

DiamondSCattleCo
10-20-2009, 07:01 AM
Once you have a Mac you never go back. :D
I'd give up ICE for a Mac any day but apart from that what is wrong with running Windows on your Mac anyway?

My Mac's too old to run any kind of windows :) And I'd have a really tough time going back to Vista or even Win7 after OSX. I was windows before it was cool (anyone remember Windows 286?), but theres just too many nice things about OSX for me to ever give it up...

No war speak intended :D

Rod

Aldor88
10-20-2009, 08:40 AM
Some fall colour.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/4029756868_1b03a958c5_b.jpg

Sir Les
10-20-2009, 09:57 AM
Last ones for tonight......

After the Airshow we hit some antiques stores in Burra:

K1W1
10-20-2009, 12:52 PM
Some fall colour.


I hate you. Nothing more needs to be said. :D

K1W1
10-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Something different - Motorcycles. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4029291432_135ee493ed_b.jpg

r3g
10-20-2009, 03:03 PM
my head almost sticks over the windscreen when im in full lean lol.

Cyberwlf
10-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Les,

Great pp work. I love the vintage stuff...

Kiwi,

Nice pano. I almost wish I'd not made the move to Mac, now that I see the kinds of results people are getting from some of the newer PC based software.

Rod

Bootcamp/VirtualBox/Parallels/VMWare is the software of gods :p

Two different major platforms and all on one machine, only possible (officially) with a Mac.. The best of all worlds!

Edit: Didn't realise you had an old machine though, I suppose you could always run Linux via VirtualPC on it ;) (not sure what that'd achieve)

DiamondSCattleCo
10-20-2009, 05:10 PM
Edit: Didn't realise you had an old machine though, I suppose you could always run Linux via VirtualPC on it ;) (not sure what that'd achieve)

Hopefully only for a couple more weeks. The insurance should finally be coming through for my lightning strike, and then its MacBook Pro for this ploughboy. I bought this old iBook off eBay just to get me through. At the risk of starting a war, I can do basic PP (sharpening, crop, resize, adjust levels) in Photoshop on this old G4 just as fast as I ever managed it on my Q6600 machine.

Rod

Cyberwlf
10-20-2009, 06:02 PM
Photoshop + iPhoto once was my combo of choice on my old iBook G4. Then I bought another laptop, a PC, because it had a faster CPU so was better for photography, then I bought another new laptop, a PC again, because the previous PC seemed too slow / when I found Lightroom wasn't quite fast enough and I hated the glossy screens the Mac laptops had for working with photos, now I have a Mac again, MacBook Pro with a matte screen that also has better viewing angles and now speed issues with NX 1/2 and Lightroom 1/2 are a thing of the past ;)

Sorry for OT posts... :)

VTEC_EATER
10-20-2009, 06:46 PM
Had a wedding this past weekend and grabbed a number of shots of the reception room before any guests arrived. If I had to choose, I like the cake shot the best:

D300 w/ 18-50/2.8 @ 29mm, 1/100, ISO1000, and a touch of SB-800

Rooz
10-20-2009, 07:42 PM
Something different - Motorcycles. :)



awesome. that whole set on flickr is great. big colour and super sharp.

Aldor88
10-21-2009, 01:48 AM
Thats a nice looking cake VTEC.

Heres some more fall colour

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/4029005319_fbbc6496ab_b.jpg

rawpaw18
10-21-2009, 02:55 AM
Beautiful scenes aldor

It is eating a gnat or something. Any help why there is a halo around it?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4030916278_af1e690e0a_o.jpg

N.C.F.
10-21-2009, 06:12 AM
Boom. Headshots.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4030456081_2f933484a5_b.jpg

Sir Les
10-21-2009, 06:25 AM
Lovely model, great lighting and a lovely photo N.C.F. I particularly like the touch of colour provided by the orange and grey striped thingy she's wearing. The whole effect is very striking. Well done.

r3g
10-21-2009, 08:19 AM
She has a really genuine smile. Do some cloning and patching to get rid of the stray hairs on her face (and maybe those few hot spots) and this photo is complete.

N.C.F.
10-21-2009, 08:28 AM
She has a really genuine smile. Do some cloning and patching to get rid of the stray hairs on her face (and maybe those few hot spots) and this photo is complete.

Thanks r3g. It's weird, but that hot spot is no where near as hot on my computer monitor as it is viewed on my monitor at work. I wonder what causes that.

VTEC_EATER
10-21-2009, 08:56 AM
Thanks r3g. It's weird, but that hot spot is no where near as hot on my computer monitor as it is viewed on my monitor at work. I wonder what causes that.

Digital monitors vs. standard monitors. Digital monitors are a bit brighter than the standard flatscreen monitors. I had this problem a couple years back. In the end I had to just trust the histogram and let it be.

Now my laptop has a LED monitor. Good lord is that thing contrasty. I blow highlights all the time on that thing even when the histogram doesn't show it. I have to plug my laptop in to my 40" LCD television to do any post processing.

N.C.F.
10-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Digital monitors vs. standard monitors. Digital monitors are a bit brighter than the standard flatscreen monitors. I had this problem a couple years back. In the end I had to just trust the histogram and let it be.

Now my laptop has a LED monitor. Good lord is that thing contrasty. I blow highlights all the time on that thing even when the histogram doesn't show it. I have to plug my laptop in to my 40" LCD television to do any post processing.

That's interesting. My computer monitor is a LED monitor, and I know for act my highlights aren't blown in the histogram (I've got PLENTY or room on the end, across all three channels). Maybe it's just the difference of A) My cheap ass monitor at work vs B) my Macbook Pro at home.

Cyberwlf
10-21-2009, 12:37 PM
My MacBookPro's screen is pretty impressive for a laptop/LCD too. But I find the MacBookPro screen good for sRGB viewing and my Dell 2007WFP best for viewing AdobeRGB images, which works well for my work flow considering my D300 is set-up to record in aRGB format and I publish on the web with sRGB.

photowerkz
10-21-2009, 12:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/bmw707w.jpg

VTEC_EATER
10-21-2009, 02:37 PM
That's interesting. My computer monitor is a LED monitor, and I know for act my highlights aren't blown in the histogram (I've got PLENTY or room on the end, across all three channels). Maybe it's just the difference of A) My cheap ass monitor at work vs B) my Macbook Pro at home.

Yeah my Dell 19" LCD was digital, and when I looked at photos on my old work analog monitors, everything looked a good half to full step underexposed.

Now my Dell LED monitor looks a full stop over exposed relative to my Dell 19" LCD and my work Samsung 30", and my Sony 40" LCD television.

All you can really do it trust the histogram.

DiamondSCattleCo
10-21-2009, 02:55 PM
On my Mac, I ran a calibration program that included screen brightness and contrast settings. I don't recall the name of it, but I was able to re-run it and set another profile for when I'm attached to my HPw2007 22 inch. Now the pictures look virtually identical between the Mac LCD and the HP, even though there is a couple generations of technology difference between the two displays. Before that, the Mac display looked horrendous.

Cyberwlf
10-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Hungry for little critters...?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2713/4032766687_ce8b97d2af_o.jpg

AMDnut
10-21-2009, 10:21 PM
Nikon D40, 18-105 lens, first shot at HDR...

rawpaw18
10-22-2009, 03:20 AM
Good looking car hdr, a little something going on, on the right side?
It carries from the sky through the grass, overall shot has a great look to it.

rawpaw18
10-22-2009, 03:49 AM
Beautiful day it was for shooting.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/rawpaw18/DSC_0014.jpg

70-200vr with tubes

Prospero
10-22-2009, 03:49 AM
I agree with Rich on the car image, except for the dark part on the left it looks nice.
It's not an HDR though. The dynamic range of the image is still the same as it would have been with a single shot (the sky is still blown out). Perhaps you did tonemap the image, which means that you adapted the brightness of certain parts of the image, but this is not yet an HDR.

Rich, another fantastic macro. Amazing colours. Odd looking insect, by the way. I've never seen one like that before around here.

Here's a picture I took yesterday of the fall colours around here:

50027

Aldor88
10-22-2009, 04:55 AM
I like the use of lines in that one Prospero. It starts at the branch and ends with the clouds. The posts are weird, at first they look really short but after a while you notice their actually pretty long :).

K1W1
10-22-2009, 04:59 AM
More planes. Now how can you tell that they are flying in Australia? :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/4034497408_fe1581ff0f_b.jpg

Prospero
10-22-2009, 05:27 AM
I like the use of lines in that one Prospero. It starts at the branch and ends with the clouds. The posts are weird, at first they look really short but after a while you notice their actually pretty long :).

Thanks Aldor. The branch was lying somewhere else when I came there. I decided to put it next to the water to get these lines. Now that you mention it, the poles are a bit weird. I just compared it with some older pictures and I think the water level is quite low now, which is why you see a colour difference between the upper and the lower side.

Nice shot K1W1, the composition is nice. Did you make the sky more blue in post processing? The white contrails seem to be a bit too blue.

erichlund
10-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Well, at least they're now flying right side up. ;) I did a bit of upside down flying back in the 80's and early 90's. We had a regular mission to Alice Springs in support of the satellite control network. That was always a fun mission, with overnight stops in Sydney (landed at Richmond), and Cristchurch, NZ.

eddie_dane
10-22-2009, 10:37 AM
shot another show, Blues Traveler and some local band opened for them.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2586/4034503853_138c33e62f.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3585/4035259862_2d5393dc63.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4034479615_5e3a420541.jpg

500mL
10-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Finally got my internet up. This is the last shot of the Tammy 28-75 before I traded it in for a Nikon 24-70.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/4033214293_69b96c179b_o.jpg

eddie_dane
10-22-2009, 12:45 PM
congrats! I love my 28-75 but would trade for the same in a heartbeat. Nice shot too

Cyberwlf
10-22-2009, 05:39 PM
Old stuff..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/4036179384_a8af2e8e29_o.jpg

iiaGavin
10-22-2009, 07:58 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/3936931303_0712ddfacf_b.jpg

TNB
10-22-2009, 11:50 PM
One of tonight's photos. I just like the location of the puck though the home team didn't. I had to go shoot some sports before I end up shooting bug photos or some other kind of critters. Nice pics. ;)

rawpaw18
10-23-2009, 03:05 AM
Bugs playing sports, now that would be a great subject to shoot!

DiamondSCattleCo
10-23-2009, 04:37 AM
Bugs getting squashed by pucks would be even better...

rawpaw18
10-23-2009, 05:06 AM
Great idea, bug abstracts, would be best to use the cream-filled kind imo

DiamondSCattleCo
10-23-2009, 07:36 AM
Its unfortunate that its fall here in Saskabush. There are often thousands of creamy-filled bugs all over my truck windshield on any given day during the summer month.

500mL
10-23-2009, 12:33 PM
On my way to PhotoPlus Expo in Jacob Javits Center in NYC. The convention is just a couple of avenues away from my work so I walk and took some shots using my Nikon 24-70. I have a few days to do some intensive testing and see how it is. So far so good.

First one is shot at f/10 and the latter at f/4

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2742/4036551252_2271b14c67_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2456/4036550772_621308e0aa_o.jpg

N.C.F.
10-23-2009, 03:18 PM
In the words of my favorite muppet : WANT WOMAN

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4038445428_c6b4c4a441_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
10-23-2009, 04:08 PM
More old stuff..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4037785829_2d2fae9135_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/4037797327_3a8e03f69b_o.jpg

rawpaw18
10-23-2009, 06:36 PM
Keen, so far so good it is obvious.

Nick, doing Kait justice, very nice.

Like the stairs CW

You all will be happy to know fall is coming so bugs will be leaving.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/4033013800_f2016aaeb9_o.jpg

iiaGavin
10-23-2009, 06:39 PM
"Eat your supper!"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/3907275629_29e6ac85a0_b.jpg

Rooz
10-23-2009, 06:40 PM
In the words of my favorite muppet : WANT WOMAN

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4038445428_c6b4c4a441_b.jpg

that is gorgeous mate.

BikerJohn
10-24-2009, 05:41 AM
A HDR of the sunrise a couple of weeks ago here in Michigan.

ae86gtv16
10-24-2009, 05:40 PM
been a while since i posted here. i was playing with my D300 and off cam flash. just wanted to share this.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4016427796_62a3348565_o.jpg

TNB
10-24-2009, 09:15 PM
I took more hockey photos last night, but I decided to upload a bug photo. I know it sucks, but I just had to go out a take a bug photo after viewing all these bug photos. I even tested out a lens doing it. Don't worry, no bugs were killed in the making of this photo. I didn't even prevent the flower from blowing around while trying to hold the lens still on that small bug. :rolleyes:

jcon
10-24-2009, 09:19 PM
Id like to get some feedback on this image. I decided to step out of my norm(studio work) and try some landscapes...

I was going to attempt an HDR but it didnt turn out, so took one of the images and did alot of enhancements and photoshop to it.
Is it over done? Too saturated? Does it look "fake"?
Any and all comments are appreciated!

Rooz
10-25-2009, 03:00 AM
I decided to step out of my norm and try some landscapes...

ha ! welcome to my nightmare ! lol

no, it doesn't look fake or over saturated. i do think its missing something though. dont ask me what. lol

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-25-2009, 04:00 AM
I'd prefer more contrast but maybe that's just me.

rawpaw18
10-25-2009, 04:13 AM
Jason to me there is a lack of most of it being sharp.
Too dreamy looking for a lanscape, seem to have sharpness
close but not very far into frame. Was it windy?
Composition is great, reflections and colors are awesome

TNB is that the 105 macro you are using?
I like the scale of bug to flower, very nice!

K1W1
10-25-2009, 04:47 AM
Any and all comments are appreciated!

The area of disturbed water in the distance is wrong for me it's sort of a blotch in the middle if the photo.

The watermark doesn't help either.

Cyberwlf
10-25-2009, 06:40 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4042018561_64e1d170db_o.jpg

Elisha
10-25-2009, 06:48 AM
ha ! welcome to my nightmare ! lol

no, it doesn't look fake or over saturated. i do think its missing something though. dont ask me what. lol

It is missing something and I think it is different colours.
Maybe some red leaves and more green grass?

BikerJohn
10-25-2009, 07:04 AM
Every year the sandhill cranes gather in our area for their annual migration south. Here they are meeting up for lunch in a soybean field. The farmers don't really like them, but the people do.

Also, it's a copy of Rooz's method of framing. I thought it worked for this shot.

jcon
10-25-2009, 10:09 AM
ha ! welcome to my nightmare ! lol

no, it doesn't look fake or over saturated. i do think its missing something though. dont ask me what. lol

LOL. I was thinking it might be missing like a main subject matter. Who knows!


I'd prefer more contrast but maybe that's just me.

I will bump it up a bit and see how it looks, Thanks!


Jason to me there is a lack of most of it being sharp.
Too dreamy looking for a lanscape, seem to have sharpness
close but not very far into frame. Was it windy?
Composition is great, reflections and colors are awesome


Thanks Rich. Composition was one of my concerns, so thank you! I added a little glow to it to give it some of that dreamy look. It was very windy and starting to rain, so it wasnt ideal shooting conditions, which ruined my attempt at HDR.


The area of disturbed water in the distance is wrong for me it's sort of a blotch in the middle if the photo.



Thats one of the first things that stood out to me as well. I think its from the wind.


The watermark doesn't help either.

LOL


It is missing something and I think it is different colours.
Maybe some red leaves and more green grass?

There really werent many more colors in the area. Pretty much all the green grass is no longer green.


Thank you all for the input!

LBGChris
10-25-2009, 12:27 PM
hey guys.. haven't been on much lately but i've managed to take a few pics here and there.

r3g
10-25-2009, 01:22 PM
I like the dark colors in the background.

photowerkz
10-25-2009, 02:41 PM
hey guys.. haven't been on much lately but i've managed to take a few pics here and there.

Very nice. The lighting in that picture is fantastic.

AtlPikMan
10-25-2009, 04:54 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/4044797908_af0b6bcefa_b.jpg

Elisha
10-25-2009, 04:56 PM
Is that a horse or a mule?
Nice shot!

AtlPikMan
10-25-2009, 05:16 PM
Is that a horse or a mule?
Nice shot!

Thanks, Its a Horse...

gen2roller
10-25-2009, 06:43 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/4043790836_ef4ed1cb6c_b.jpg

DownByFive
10-25-2009, 08:29 PM
Spent a few hours down at the Marine Corps Marathon this morning...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/4045515448_1d0a7041ba_o.jpg

Nikon D300 w/Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. ISO 800, f/8, 1/400s.

TNB
10-25-2009, 08:51 PM
TNB is that the 105 macro you are using?
I like the scale of bug to flower, very nice!
Thanks. Yes, it was the 105mm. The store owner let me try it out outside the store. It's just too bad it was windy (for around here anyway). Today, I took photos of K9 competition trials. However, here's a more interesting hockey photo from yet another game.

Nice shot LBG. I'm so far behind in looking at photos both my own and everyone else's photos.

eddie_dane
10-26-2009, 12:30 PM
let's continue the sports theme.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2694/4047687996_c50fcc60cb_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4047696416_68934acde9_o.jpg

N.C.F.
10-26-2009, 01:17 PM
It's kinda like Soccer or Cricket, only on ice.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/4047502780_88965b21fd_b.jpg

TNB
10-26-2009, 01:30 PM
Just finished going through a few pirate/siren photos and some police K9 photos, but here's another hockey photo (still have a lot of those to go through as well).

eddie_dane
10-26-2009, 01:30 PM
I can't even imagine the shutter speed it takes to freeze, or even slow down, a hockey puck.

TNB
10-26-2009, 01:38 PM
I can't even imagine the shutter speed it takes to freeze, or even slow down, a hockey puck.
Not that high really. For the most part, I was shooting in manual mode at F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/500s.

N.C.F.
10-26-2009, 04:13 PM
Not that high really. For the most part, I was shooting in manual mode at F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/500s.

Exact same :D

DiamondSCattleCo
10-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Not that high really. For the most part, I was shooting in manual mode at F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/500s.

<chuckle> I wish the small town rinks I'm shooting at would give my poor little D60 enough light to shoot at 1/500 with f2.8. I think the best my Sigma 50mm could manage was 1/320.

Rod

TNB
10-26-2009, 08:24 PM
<chuckle> I wish the small town rinks I'm shooting at would give my poor little D60 enough light to shoot at 1/500 with f2.8. I think the best my Sigma 50mm could manage was 1/320.

Rod

You can try bumping up the ISO or openning the aperature some more if your 50mm is something like the F/1.4.

K1W1
10-27-2009, 03:39 AM
Lets rename this thread to Soccer shot of the day. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/4048990437_6246093c43_b.jpg

I have never seen light like this. It was partially cloudy but I couldn't believe how much light there was. I was using Aperture priority, -1/3 compensation and look at the shutter speed.

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 1/5000 sec
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 150 mm
Exposure: -0.48
ISO Speed: 200

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-27-2009, 04:29 AM
Not used to your fast new lens in summer yet K1W1.

DiamondSCattleCo
10-27-2009, 04:46 AM
You can try bumping up the ISO or openning the aperature some more if your 50mm is something like the F/1.4.

ISO was up as high as I'd want on my D60 (800) and my 50 is a 2.8 macro. I was just using it to see if I could get enough light with a 2.8 lens, before I spent money on the zoom.

Rod

Classic96
10-27-2009, 05:24 AM
A shot from a wedding this past Saturday.

http://www.stillframesbynick.com/Clients/Julie-and-Matt/NGR51002/693422528_TtGN3-XL-2.jpg

eddie_dane
10-27-2009, 05:58 AM
love it kiwi...

one more that I liked

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4049954900_220283b245_b.jpg

erichlund
10-27-2009, 07:38 AM
Id like to get some feedback on this image. I decided to step out of my norm(studio work) and try some landscapes...

I was going to attempt an HDR but it didnt turn out, so took one of the images and did alot of enhancements and photoshop to it.
Is it over done? Too saturated? Does it look "fake"?
Any and all comments are appreciated!

I haven't checked for all the responses, but did anyone mention time of day. Once the sun is high in the sky, you're done. The image becomes flat because that's the light you have. Nothing wrong with the composition. You just didn't have the light to make it pop. Try getting to that same spot just before dawn, and then taking a series as the sun rises in the sky, another series later in the day as the sun drops to the horizon. The change in light color and the highlights and shadows produced will give you completely different images from this one. If you have a good sun angle, you might also try a polarizer on that sky.

N.C.F.
10-27-2009, 11:51 AM
Sometimes I love lens flare.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/4047898089_b92910cea6_b.jpg

jcon
10-27-2009, 12:18 PM
I haven't checked for all the responses, but did anyone mention time of day. Once the sun is high in the sky, you're done. The image becomes flat because that's the light you have. Nothing wrong with the composition. You just didn't have the light to make it pop. Try getting to that same spot just before dawn, and then taking a series as the sun rises in the sky, another series later in the day as the sun drops to the horizon. The change in light color and the highlights and shadows produced will give you completely different images from this one. If you have a good sun angle, you might also try a polarizer on that sky.

Thanks for the input and the great suggestions, Eric!

K1W1
10-27-2009, 12:58 PM
Not used to your fast new lens in summer yet K1W1.

No and it's not summer (officially).
Same thing happened with both lenses I used, it was just incredibly bright. We were at Warrnambool so maybe that's remnant SA light or something.

TheWengler
10-27-2009, 01:53 PM
Id like to get some feedback on this image. I decided to step out of my norm(studio work) and try some landscapes...

I was going to attempt an HDR but it didnt turn out, so took one of the images and did alot of enhancements and photoshop to it.
Is it over done? Too saturated? Does it look "fake"?
Any and all comments are appreciated!

I think it looks fine. Nothing overly exciting, but a solid composition with some decent colors. Some warm light would help.

Prospero
10-27-2009, 03:17 PM
Id like to get some feedback on this image. I decided to step out of my norm(studio work) and try some landscapes...

I was going to attempt an HDR but it didnt turn out, so took one of the images and did alot of enhancements and photoshop to it.
Is it over done? Too saturated? Does it look "fake"?
Any and all comments are appreciated!

I meant to comment on this one earlier, but I was preparing an exam I was likely to pass so I didn't have time. Now I'm preparing an exam that will take a miracle to pass, so that gives me plenty of time to comment :)

All in all, I think you did an excellent job given the light conditions. I think the composition is nice, but I would aim the camera a bit lower to shift the horizon upward to the upper third and to show the top of the tree in the reflection.

The lighting conditions didn't do the image much good, but you did nail the exposure. Personally I would boost the shadows a bit more and use some control points (if you use NX, otherwise I would recommend a Unsharp mask with a low strenght but high radius applied locally) to enhance the detail in the leaves.

I don't really like the blueish cast in the sky. I would either warm the sky or decrease the saturation. In my opinion overcast skies look better if there are shades of gray rather than shades of blue. Finally, I think the foreground could use a bit more contrast and a bit less saturation. Especially the green grass looks a bit odd here.

I don't think you needed HDR here, I think just processing a RAW file is the best (and easiest approach here).

N.C.F.
10-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Sky Woman

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4051041207_723e698c7c_b.jpg

Rooz
10-27-2009, 10:21 PM
gorgeous man. wow.

achuang
10-27-2009, 10:33 PM
To break up the soccer and portrait theme, here's a flower shot. 1/250, f/8 ISO 800 handheld.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2685/4051560541_7d2a59f210_o.jpg

TNB
10-27-2009, 11:16 PM
That soccer photo is pretty funny and the woman, well she's just pretty! The flower photo is nice, but just hard to follow "sky woman."

Here's a photo for the ladies. The photo was taken around 10pm and no flash was used. However, there were lots of colored lights circling the area. Sometimes even "exploding" canon fire. For example, there are some "red" and "blue" photos in my photostreams of more pirates and a few of the sirens (ladies).

DiamondSCattleCo
10-28-2009, 05:24 AM
Outstanding NCF. Originally I wanted to be just like Rooz.

I've changed my mind. Bugs and trees just can't compare. Unfortunately its close to winter up here, which means its difficult to convince the female of the species to get out of their parkas. Oddly enough, I think it may ruin the tone of the shot :(

eddie_dane
10-28-2009, 06:25 AM
Another from a recent show.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/4011732509_4ba86bc706_b.jpg

Aldor88
10-28-2009, 06:54 AM
Same spots as some of the earlier shot's, just different weather. Not the best shot ever had to use shallower dof due to lack of light.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/4053003006_c3c42d005a_b.jpg


Thats a great shot eddie, I like the way the light is positioned in the background.

westy79
10-28-2009, 07:28 AM
nice shot Eddie

Cyberwlf
10-28-2009, 08:15 AM
The idea's a little bit cheesy and the execution far from being as professionally/cleanly done as possible, but it was an idea I had that I gave a shot at...

GIF Animation 1:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4050995173_cb1ef3d9be_o.gif

GIF Animation 2:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4051692978_ec3f667aeb_o.gif

Shot with the Sigma 17-70mm on the D300 (handheld.. thus the inconsistencies in compositions and the likes)

500mL
10-28-2009, 01:31 PM
Just finished going through a few pirate/siren photos and some police K9 photos, but here's another hockey photo (still have a lot of those to go through as well).

Maaan, I'm really missing the game. I gotta get my gear out and have some take pictures of me in action. Great shot TNB!

I've been busy with relocating and organizing but I was able to take some time and get my D90 and 17-55 out for a stroll.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/4053843572_2f1fdb0075.jpg

jcon
10-28-2009, 09:30 PM
I think it looks fine. Nothing overly exciting, but a solid composition with some decent colors. Some warm light would help.

Thanks, Lukas.


I meant to comment on this one earlier, but I was preparing an exam I was likely to pass so I didn't have time. Now I'm preparing an exam that will take a miracle to pass, so that gives me plenty of time to comment :)

All in all, I think you did an excellent job given the light conditions. I think the composition is nice, but I would aim the camera a bit lower to shift the horizon upward to the upper third and to show the top of the tree in the reflection.

The lighting conditions didn't do the image much good, but you did nail the exposure. Personally I would boost the shadows a bit more and use some control points (if you use NX, otherwise I would recommend a Unsharp mask with a low strenght but high radius applied locally) to enhance the detail in the leaves.

I don't really like the blueish cast in the sky. I would either warm the sky or decrease the saturation. In my opinion overcast skies look better if there are shades of gray rather than shades of blue. Finally, I think the foreground could use a bit more contrast and a bit less saturation. Especially the green grass looks a bit odd here.

I don't think you needed HDR here, I think just processing a RAW file is the best (and easiest approach here).

Thanks for the comments Dennis. I hope someday my Landscape photography can come somewhere near as good as yours!

I added a little blue hue and saturated the sky because I thought it looked a little flat and dull due to the rainy cloud conditions but the more I look at it, the blue is a bit distracting!

Back to my comfort zone....

Another shoot for a roller derby calendar(my second calendar for them). I havent decided what to put in as the background yet though. This will be for the month of July...

K1W1
10-28-2009, 09:33 PM
You could take the flag off her and put that in the background. :D:D

jcon
10-28-2009, 09:36 PM
LMAO!! Now there is an idea!!

r3g
10-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Very nice jcon. At first I thought I was trippin by seeing lines in her legs but then I realized it was your watermark lol.

jcon
10-28-2009, 09:41 PM
LOL... I try to drop the opacity as much as possible so its not too distracting but still strong enough to protect it.

Thanks for the kind words Reg!

Prospero
10-29-2009, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the comments Dennis. I hope someday my Landscape photography can come somewhere near as good as yours!

I added a little blue hue and saturated the sky because I thought it looked a little flat and dull due to the rainy cloud conditions but the more I look at it, the blue is a bit distracting!

Back to my comfort zone....



Thanks Jason.
When enhancing sky, I usually try to increase the local contrast with colour control points. Using curves on the sky only or using an unsharp mask can work as well. Since this treatment sometimes raises the saturation, I usually lower it after that. This way you get a sky with more texture, but without a colour cast.
Great shots, by the way. When you shoot models like that I can see why you would stay in your comfort zone :)

Here's a picture I took today. The sky looked quite interesting today, but I didn't have time to shoot so I only took this one from my window.

50207

photowerkz
10-29-2009, 03:14 PM
Nice clouds prospero.

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

Cyberwlf
10-29-2009, 04:47 PM
Wow...love it ^^ !

AdamW
10-29-2009, 05:46 PM
Dennis--that's a beautiful shot.

Marius--that shot should be in the textbook next to the section about when it's a god time to violate the Rule of Thirds.

TheWengler
10-29-2009, 06:51 PM
Photowerkz - Wow, that's a spectacular shot

TNB
10-29-2009, 10:24 PM
Maaan, I'm really missing the game. I gotta get my gear out and have some take pictures of me in action. Great shot TNB!

I've been busy with relocating and organizing but I was able to take some time and get my D90 and 17-55 out for a stroll.

Thanks. Relocating as in moving sucks. I used to move a lot and lived very "lightly" because of it.

I still have yet to go through some more hockey photos and last night I went out shooting some illusionist act and some zombie band. Saturday looks like some civil war reinactment photos. I did go through one of acts from last night.

What else can I write, get out there and take more photos. :p



Another shoot for a roller derby calendar(my second calendar for them). I havent decided what to put in as the background yet though. This will be for the month of July...
I turned down shooting roller derby a couple of Fridays ago, but I would have done it if the "calendar girl" looked like that one. Since they relocated their rink or are playing in a different spot than last year, I mentioned that I would go ahead and shoot the next game. Hopefully, there won't be too many big ones in too tight of tights and too many tats. Practice anyway I guess.

Here's a sample photo from last night.

jcon
10-29-2009, 11:15 PM
:eek: it looks like you have your "calendar girl" right there!!;)

TNB
10-30-2009, 09:20 AM
:eek: it looks like you have your "calendar girl" right there!!;)
I did take enough photos of her for 12 months. ;) Then there is the "Halloween" photos I took on Wednesday as well, which I still have to go through; however, I did pick one photo from the lot last night.

ANP !!!
10-30-2009, 10:16 AM
I have been on a trip for 2 weeks, just got back with some really great shots.
Colors achieved with Tungsten WB
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3519/4057991264_f54521792e_b.jpg

rawpaw18
10-30-2009, 10:58 AM
Gorgeous! ^^ Love the tree in bottom right

AtlPikMan
10-30-2009, 01:06 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/4059220226_6ea8c91014.jpg

gen2roller
10-30-2009, 09:52 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2672/4059466187_a766ce0986_b.jpg

TNB
10-31-2009, 01:16 AM
OOOooooooooo.....

Another photo from Wednesday with a slightly different programing twist.

K1W1
10-31-2009, 01:50 AM
Why do Cricket players wear a box when they are batting?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2563/4060523070_2c7d5be170_b.jpg

Aldor88
10-31-2009, 02:24 PM
Nice composition on that shot ANP!

LBGChris
10-31-2009, 02:25 PM
Happy Halloween!!

AtlPikMan
10-31-2009, 06:06 PM
TNB..That second shot is Just Disturbing. Did the Guitarist get a copy?

Rooz
10-31-2009, 10:59 PM
a pitiful macro. thanks Rich.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4062649163_681dd7072c_o.jpg

r3g
10-31-2009, 11:03 PM
I love how all the bugs u photograph make eye contact

ANP !!!
11-01-2009, 12:09 AM
For Halloween
Thats me on the top and my Mom on left
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/4061710024_d1a448c830_b.jpg

TNB
11-01-2009, 12:12 AM
r3g,
Your comment made me laugh but it does also make me wonder what the bugs are thinking about Rooz' bug stalking. :D


TNB..That second shot is Just Disturbing. Did the Guitarist get a copy?
LOL. To answer your question, nope. Although I have provided some of the bands with photos, they usually come up to me during break and provide me with contact information. And since I don't even know the name of the band and they were in make-up, I wouldn't even recognize them. Perhaps, I'll search the net and can find the name of the band playing that night.

Here's one of the photos I took today at a civil war reenactment. The north won the battle, but they were supposed to have a battle later in the day. Perhaps, they were zoombies too. All I know is that the light was probably better than when I took the photo around 11am.

K1W1
11-01-2009, 12:16 AM
a pitiful macro. thanks Rich.


Interesting not particularly subliminal suggestion in that shot.

ANP !!!
11-01-2009, 01:44 AM
I love how all the bugs u photograph make eye contact

lmao lol. maybe Rooz has a secret weapon.

Cyberwlf
11-01-2009, 07:48 AM
I haven't seen a sunrise with light through the clouds as nice as this in a while (probably a lot to do with the fact i've been living in London), but here's two from my collection taken earlier this year..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4062265961_253a21a3cc_o.jpg

Also taken that morning..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/4064003505_bf8bc56ed9.jpg

K1W1
11-01-2009, 01:07 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/4063671276_cb8ed6a478_b.jpg

photowerkz
11-01-2009, 02:02 PM
a pitiful macro. thanks Rich.

Great picture, as usual, Rooz. Love the expression the spider has, like you just screamed to get his attention :) And fantastic colors.

rawpaw18
11-01-2009, 02:16 PM
Richard, I do not like what I am seeing.
Everybody ok?

K1W1
11-01-2009, 02:22 PM
No idea but I would say the owner just got a fright.
I put my thoughts on Flickr one of the tags is idiot so you can see my level of sympathy.

tizeye
11-01-2009, 02:23 PM
On a walk on some old indian oyster shell midden/mounds and saw three snakes alonf a 30 foot section of the trail. All non-posionous, but got a good angle on this one.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/ibhim/Snake-large.jpg

r3g
11-01-2009, 02:54 PM
^ Thats awesome. Makes me miss my 55-200.

Prospero
11-01-2009, 02:57 PM
Tizeye, nice shot. Great colours and detail.

Rooz, great macro. Really nice composition.

Here are two shots I took today. The first was an attempt at being creative. It's my window on a rainy day. The second is more of a test shot really. I was trying to get more magnification by inverting the 50 on the 105. It gives you about 3:1 magnification. I get almost the same magnification by inverting the 50 on the 135, but with more working distance (I got only 1 cm or so with the 105, but 3-5 with the 135).

The fly died of natural causes. I guess one of the advantages of cleaning a room on an irregular basis is that there are always some bugs to try lenses on :)

50248

50249

AtlPikMan
11-01-2009, 06:19 PM
From Todays Hike

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2431/4066254095_bae4d5f4b5_b.jpg

K1W1
11-02-2009, 03:20 AM
Been bike riding the last couple of days. Haven't had much time for photos. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4067983350_550442f9d7_b.jpg

tizeye
11-02-2009, 05:01 AM
Nice area for a bike ride...but I hope that is a one way road.

photowerkz
11-02-2009, 08:04 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/bubblesw.jpg

VTEC_EATER
11-02-2009, 08:47 AM
From Todays Hike

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2431/4066254095_bae4d5f4b5_b.jpg

Nice landscape! Did you pop the foreground with a bit of flash, or recover the highlights in RAW?

AtlPikMan
11-02-2009, 11:46 AM
The Forground was lit with my SB600 off camera...Thanks.

K1W1
11-02-2009, 12:58 PM
Nice area for a bike ride...but I hope that is a one way road.


Ah, no.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/4067720104_0b4849babd_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Thats pretty neat idea to lit up the foreground Atlpikman

WOW those are some unbelievable macros Prospero and Photowerkz
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2707/4069388526_59240ba202_b.jpg

herc182
11-02-2009, 02:14 PM
one from the weekend

This is waterloo station in London where Eurostar used to depart from. Now its a dead part of the station!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3534/4064745583_4bcbe164e9_b.jpg

AtlPikMan
11-02-2009, 02:46 PM
a 6 Shot Pano from this weekend...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/4069892306_f2eaea34a2_b.jpg

N.C.F.
11-02-2009, 07:44 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4071027630_c887f04394.jpg

LBGChris
11-02-2009, 09:22 PM
this one came straight outta the camera, no post editing except resize/crop

K1W1
11-03-2009, 12:12 AM
I have no idea why this is called Cement Creek.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/4071612404_9a9c27bb7e_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-03-2009, 01:03 AM
Thats a Amazing shot Kiwi.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/4070916285_9fb65a37d7_o.jpg

Prospero
11-03-2009, 02:13 AM
K1W1, great shot, nice colours.
ANP, great HDR, the foreground looks great. I don't really like the halooing and the lighter area of the mountain. I think some use of the burn tool would improve the improve the image.



WOW those are some unbelievable macros Prospero and Photowerkz


Thanks Abishek.

Here's another one. This one was with the 50 reversed on the 135. I don't know where the thin blue and white hairs came from, didn't notice them until I took the picture.

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Rooz
11-03-2009, 02:26 AM
one from the weekend

This is waterloo station in London where Eurostar used to depart from. Now its a dead part of the station!



this shot is just gorgeous. the light, the lines, curves, shadow...wow.

herc182
11-03-2009, 06:49 AM
this shot is just gorgeous. the light, the lines, curves, shadow...wow.

Thanks Rooz. Must admit it was a chance shot but most of my favourite shots are taken that way :)

craigyc
11-03-2009, 10:25 AM
Great pics recently! I am finding it hard to keep up! I have not posted for a while due to playing with my new toy (MacBook Pro) but here is one I snapped at Brands Hatch on Sunday at the truck racing!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4069360855_a438845cfa_b.jpg

TNB
11-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Attended SEMA today... For the most part though I only went through the action photos with a couple of exceptions like the Rockstar blonde and Rockstar brunette. ;) Here's one example anyway.

ANP !!!
11-04-2009, 01:48 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4074799658_2844b99ff2_b.jpg

K1W1
11-04-2009, 02:08 AM
You have some magnificent places to photograph. I'm jealous.

Aldor88
11-04-2009, 02:16 AM
Nice HDR(??) ANP! where was that taken?

ANP !!!
11-04-2009, 02:37 AM
Thanks Kiwi :)


Nice HDR(??) ANP! where was that taken?

Yes its a HDR, It was taken at Binsar, Uttarakhand. Its a place very close to the Himalayas.

AdamW
11-04-2009, 08:13 AM
Thanks Kiwi :)



Yes its a HDR, It was taken at Binsar, Uttarakhand. Its a place very close to the Himalayas.

It's pretty awesome!

RichNY
11-04-2009, 01:25 PM
Thanks Kiwi :)



Yes its a HDR, It was taken at Binsar, Uttarakhand. Its a place very close to the Himalayas.

Wow- I really like that image.

jcon
11-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Attended SEMA today... For the most part though I only went through the action photos with a couple of exceptions like the Rockstar blonde and Rockstar brunette. ;) Here's one example anyway.

Love the photo!

Rasidel Slika
11-04-2009, 05:03 PM
WOW ANP... reminds me of the maps and locations in LOTR!!! Amazin I too am jealous you have such locations! wow.

accord2003
11-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Just so many amazing shots. The quality of this thread is just unreal. :eek:

ANP !!!
11-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Thank you guys :cool:

ANP !!!
11-05-2009, 03:27 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/4077725800_04a6fd0911_b.jpg

eddie_dane
11-05-2009, 08:43 AM
Photographed my first play last night. (not the first time I've been to a play, just the first time with a camera around my neck)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/4078301528_21ff1aaae2_b.jpg

westy79
11-05-2009, 01:12 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2789/4078136593_eaebb0a0c9_b.jpg

TNB
11-05-2009, 04:57 PM
Nice bug shot ANP.


Love the photo!
Thanks.

Here's a SEMA photo for the motorcycle crowd.

herc182
11-05-2009, 10:35 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/4077725800_04a6fd0911_b.jpg

:eek::eek::eek:

Amazing shot. Love the blue sky too

ANP !!!
11-06-2009, 01:26 AM
Thanks TNB and Herc :)