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K1W1
04-01-2007, 04:58 AM
I can fly!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/441780448_6d807be6f3_b.jpg

D50
18-55 kits lens @ 30mm
f8
1/500 sec

Rooz
04-01-2007, 06:50 AM
moon shot.
still can;t get the bastard right.

Prospero
04-01-2007, 07:11 AM
Great moonshot, Rooz. Lots of detail on the moon.

Here's a picture I took in Sanguesa, Spain, last summer with the 10-20. Today I did some enhancements with the control points of Nikon Capture NX. C&C welcome.

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sbnr
04-01-2007, 10:06 AM
Great moonshot, Rooz. Lots of detail on the moon.

Here's a picture I took in Sanguesa, Spain, last summer with the 10-20. Today I did some enhancements with the control points of Nikon Capture NX. C&C welcome.

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Mi gusto mucho. Bravo!!! :)

Great pic.

I'm curious, how good is Nikon Capture for converting NEFs into TIFFS and does it have a good black & white convertor?

Does it offer automatic lens correction for distortion?

jcon
04-01-2007, 11:04 AM
Yes to your first two questions and I am not sure about the distortion correction.

A.meiring
04-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Walking around today at the Zoo. let me know what you think of this one. it is completely untouched. :D

60mm
F3.5
1/400 sec
ISO 200

Rooz
04-01-2007, 03:12 PM
very nice.
care to post your exif data pls. :)

Classic96
04-01-2007, 08:48 PM
Here is my son after he demolished his first birthday cake today :D

Nikon D50
50mm f/1.4
1/60
f/3.5
ISO 200
SB-800 bounced

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/183/443061586_f15654fbca_o.jpg

Rooz
04-02-2007, 01:47 AM
great photo.

c_t_v_123
04-02-2007, 04:57 AM
Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Aperture: f6.3
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX
at 18mm
1/15 Sec
No Flash

Prospero
04-02-2007, 05:08 AM
Mi gusto mucho. Bravo!!! :)

Great pic.

I'm curious, how good is Nikon Capture for converting NEFs into TIFFS and does it have a good black & white convertor?

Does it offer automatic lens correction for distortion?

Muchos Grazias, sbnr :). Jcon answered the first two questions already. Nikon Capture indeed has a very good black and white converter.

However, it does not offer automatic lens correction for distortion. The only lens it can correct is the 10.5mm fisheye.

C t v, very nice picture. The colours are great.

Rooz
04-02-2007, 05:31 AM
However, it does not offer automatic lens correction for distortion. The only lens it can correct is the 10.5mm fisheye..

it does have distortion control though. maybe not automatic...i didn;t even know there was an automatic lens distortion control ? :confused:

adjust > correct > distortion control

Rooz
04-02-2007, 05:52 AM
Canon ixus 850 :p
4.6mm
1/6s
f2.8

sorry couldn;t resist using the "C" word. :D i love my little P&S. does a pretty damn good macro too. thats straight outta da cam, no flash, no PP.

Prospero
04-02-2007, 06:08 AM
it does have distortion control though. maybe not automatic...i didn;t even know there was an automatic lens distortion control ? :confused:

adjust > correct > distortion control

You're right, thanks for correcting me :). I didn't know it could do that too :o. I have been operating everything from the edit list, and the distortion correction cannot be found in that list.

I know that Bibble can do it automatically. It even has profiles to match specific lenses. For instance the Sigma 10-20 @10mm is only correctable that way because there is only barrel distortion at the edges instead of regular barrel distortion. That said, I hardly ever notice the distortion anyway :).

Rooz
04-02-2007, 06:29 AM
the correction when you immediatly open it will provide some basic lens adjustment but it applies the same calculation for barrelling for every photo the same way. then you have to adjust from there.

thats a brilliant feature in bibble, i didn;t know it existed ! i just thought it would be a good idea !! one of my gripes with NX is that its nikon designed software for nikon cams that you have to pay extra for. imo, it would have been sensible to provide lens corrections for specific nikkor lens'.

not a big deal i know, (i rarely use it...sometimes for the sigma), but for having to pay the extra money...well, you do expect more tailoring to the nikon/ nikkor product. mind you, that is by far out weighed by the best RAW processing i have come across in PP.

Twism
04-02-2007, 07:18 AM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/Butterfly.jpg

Nikon D80
1/320
f5.6
ISO 1600
300mm

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/Vulture.jpg

My photoshop skills are lacking, imagine the fence away. :P
Nikon D80
1/320
f5
ISO 100
170mm

... as you can guess I took a trip to the zoo with Loc :D

Prospero
04-02-2007, 08:29 AM
Nice pictures, Twism. I like the first one a lot. The bokeh is beautiful.
Second one is also nice, despite the bars.

My picture of the day, taken in Montserrat (Spain) last summer.

Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20
f/13, 1/200th, ISO200

I edited it with Nikon Capture NX and used its Gaussian blur effect (with the opacity set at 50% so that some details shine through). I kind of like the effect. What do y'all think?

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jcon
04-02-2007, 10:22 AM
Nice pictures Twism, does that second one have a dead fetus growing on its beek?:eek: :p

Prospero, it may be me but I cant see your picture, it just says the file name:(

Prospero
04-02-2007, 10:26 AM
That's strange. It does show up here...

Does this link work: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22526

Twism
04-02-2007, 10:49 AM
Thanks for the comments jcon/prospero :D

And thanks for the tip on the "soft focus" effect prospero, I have been trying to add the same effect to a picture of mine and now I know how :D


Nice pictures Twism, does that second one have a dead fetus growing on its beek?

LOL, yes, it does look pretty... erm... weird, I dont know what it is but they all had it :(

jcon
04-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Yes Prospero, that direct link worked. Still doesnt show up here though. Anyway, that pic is almost surreal, I like it.

Twism
04-03-2007, 04:31 AM
Wow, what happend to this thread, a little while ago (I havent been on in a while) I could barely keep up with the amount of photos posted, it seems to have quitened down quite a bit :(

EDIT: Seeing as there are so little pics, I willl post 2, again :P

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/WaterFall.jpg

Nikon D80
2.5 seconds
f29
ISO 100
44mm

(I should consider getting a ND filter)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/pel.jpg

Nikon D80
1/400
f5
140mm
ISO 100

Kellie
04-03-2007, 01:57 PM
Wow, Twism - those are all wonderful pictures! The colors are amazing!

Camerajunkie
04-03-2007, 06:09 PM
Kellie,

I like that a lot. Though I also get the feeling that you are secretly hiding in my house and taking pictures of what happens here.... :p

Kellie
04-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Kellie,

I like that a lot. Though I also get the feeling that you are secretly hiding in my house and taking pictures of what happens here.... :p

LOL - the next shot was of the cap going into his mouth. ;)

sbnr
04-03-2007, 09:07 PM
West Coast Choppers....not!!!!

Prospero
04-04-2007, 09:46 AM
The Australian moon is upside down :D. Here's a picture of the moon we have in the Netherlands :).

Taken at f/11 on a tripod at a shutterspeed of 1/200". It is not a 100% crop, more like 80%.

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leyo04
04-04-2007, 06:46 PM
here's my lousy take at the moon.

d80, sigma 70-300mm

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/446106866_fbf3dbd68e.jpg

spra4321
04-04-2007, 07:12 PM
And the moon looks different again to those of us in the US! Here is my first attempt at a moon shot. I think its further away since this was all I got at 300mm.

Sarah

leyo04
04-04-2007, 07:21 PM
sarah,

my original pix is also that big. I took the pix at 10mp to have the luxury of cropping it. :-) (cheater).. neways, I am not an expert, but try to adjust the contrast, brightness, and sharpness. :-)

Rooz
04-04-2007, 11:30 PM
by no means am i a moon expert, i think its a hard thing to get really right and i;m still learning. but i have learnt a fair bit off some other people here recently, (drama in particular.). good settings i have found to use for the moon:

f8-f16
more vivid contrast
1/400-800s, (tripod is ideal but with VR i don't bother using one at this shutter speed.)
iso 100-400, (no need to use high iso's cos the moon is bright)
sunlight white balance, (yes, sunlight ! i was surprised to learn this.)
spot focus
-0.7ev

i think most people overexpose the image. the secret is to under expose if anything to show moon detail otherwise its a bit of a white blob.

lotsa times the moon can start very low in the early evening and this is the best time to take the shot. unfortunately most of my shots are when the moon is at or near its highest point which means you gotta crop more so less sharpness and detail.

Prospero
04-05-2007, 08:50 AM
Here's a picture of some reed I shot yesterday from a unusual angle.
Used a polarizer and the Sigma 10-20. The polarizer was set in such a way that I didn't get uneven sky, but did get some enhancements in the colours and contrast of the reed.

D50, Sigma 10-20
10mm, f/8, 1/250", ISO200,

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shoeytennis
04-05-2007, 08:25 PM
d50
18-55
sb600

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6826/adsc0072copypc6.jpg

Tooken at my buddys band space after they were done. I really liked this picture. So comment and such are open.

DP Knewby
04-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Nikon D50
18-55 Kit Lens
Auto

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/krazedkilla/Picture003.jpg

bestfromnw
04-06-2007, 03:12 AM
D70
28-80
f/3.8 1/60sec handheld
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/g4hacker/nikorr/_DSC5571.jpg

lightinsky
04-06-2007, 09:14 PM
Wanted to test how much detail i can get out of th 70-300

This is at 270mm, 1/1000 (to stop action), f/14(wanted it sharp for every feature, let me know if I can use larger aperture), -0.7EV (D80 seems to overexpose most of the time, blame it on me not understanding the camera well enuf yet) with ISO 800(this is the sacrifice)

Handheld

http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/2773/2140974750100949806S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2140974750100949806htPZSc)

jcon
04-06-2007, 09:18 PM
Nice photo, seems a little soft for F14 though. One question, if you feel your camera is over exposing, why did you increase the ISO to 800?

lightinsky
04-06-2007, 09:27 PM
Nice photo, seems a little soft for F14 though. One question, if you feel your camera is over exposing, why did you increase the ISO to 800?

errr.. good qns, jcon,...dont really have a good ans...but here's a methodology i read/invented?? myself... i used manual mode on this, cos i wanted the speed and aperture, used auto ISO to set whatever it want with max of ISO 800. And I think I tried this method on other shots as well, and its a little over exposed, so set the exposure compensation to -0.7 EV.

Am I doing something wrong, or is there a better way to do it??

yah..a little soft.... i did crop a bit (would this affect??), and the original is actually a little sharper.. always had trouble uploading

jcon
04-06-2007, 09:30 PM
Yeah, cropping can affect it a little, depending on how heavily cropped it is.

swgod98
04-06-2007, 09:53 PM
This is at 270mm, 1/1000 (to stop action), f/14(wanted it sharp for every feature

Is this the new VR lens? I really think F8 is where it's at. I don't think F14 will do anything except possibly make things worse. If the aperture gets too small, it can be just as bad as opening it too much.

Also, I definitely do not recommend using ISO800 on a bright sunny day. ISO200 is fine, and maybe ISO400 if you feel you need it. Here are the settings I would recommend:

F8 (this is the sweet spot)
ISO200 (much cleaner than ISO800)
Spot metering - Spot metering shouldn't have the exposure (what people think is an) "issue". Spot metering here because you're shooting a white bird. It will help keep the detail in the feathers and you can always brighten it up in PP a little if need be.
I always use -1/3 EV. But, I never change it, regardless of metering mode (mostly in matrix) and it seems to do fine.

I personally use Av mode. So does my friend. We constantly check the shutter speed and if it's lacking, then we up the ISO...but, only then.

Your method actually isn't bad. I think it's just the F14 thing...and ISO800 on what looks to be a fairly bright day.

Regardless, shooting birds can be a challenge. I've been going at it with my friend for some months now and every time we go out I feel like I do better than before.

Oh, don't forget AF-C :D

And since this is a PoTD thread...This was actually shot on completely different settings, just to show that not every shot requires the same settings...and although I stopped everything at 1/400th, I think 1/1000+ is best to make sure the wing tips don't blur...

http://www.danshobbyshack.com/temp/d80/birdinflight.jpg

D80 in Av mode | 70-300 @ 300mm | F5.6 | -2/3 EV | 1/400th | ISO100 | Matrix Metering

P.S. Just noticed you use the Sigma. that's what my friend used. Definitely F8!!

lightinsky
04-06-2007, 10:08 PM
Is this the new VR lens?
No... this the sigma... wish i can play with it sometime and see for myself the good things said about it



F8 (this is the sweet spot)
ISO200 (much cleaner than ISO800)
Spot metering - Spot metering shouldn't have the exposure (what people think is an) "issue". Spot metering here because you're shooting a white bird. It will help keep the detail in the feathers and you can always brighten it up in PP a little if need be.
I always use -1/3 EV. But, I never change it, regardless of metering mode (mostly in matrix) and it seems to do fine.
thanks for the advice... i'll try it out next time...

however..

I personally use Av mode. So does my friend. We constantly check the shutter speed and if it's lacking, then we up the ISO...but, only then.
but if you're shooting flying birds, you wouldn't have the time to do it?? so do you meter off a stationary bird first, check and see if the shutter speed is ok??


Your method actually isn't bad. I think it's just the F14 thing...and ISO800 on what looks to be a fairly bright day.

i think i definitely dont need the ISO800 after the discussion here, f/14 to f/8 gives me almost 2 stops, don't think i need 1/1000 too.. that should also lower the need for ISO

thanks swgod!!!

lightinsky
04-06-2007, 10:11 PM
wooooo... just saw your pic, swgod.... awesome!!!!

swgod98
04-06-2007, 10:31 PM
but if you're shooting flying birds, you wouldn't have the time to do it?? so do you meter off a stationary bird first, check and see if the shutter speed is ok??

Actually, I don't bother being too accurate. I meter off of things in the horizon...or, off of other birds on the ground...the trees in the distance :o If the birds are in the sky, meter off something that has lots of sky behind it. If there is background (trees?), meter off that. As long as I'm about 1/500 or better, I don't bother too much. Usually I get lots of sky in the background, so if anything I end up with faster shutter speeds anyways.

It's typically when the clouds roll over the sun when exposure can change drastically. That's when I'll be sure to verify the shutter speeds I'm getting and change the ISO as needed.

But again, that's me. You should continue to try your method (just use F8 and possibly 1/500 and see how it works!).


i think i definitely dont need the ISO800 after the discussion here, f/14 to f/8 gives me almost 2 stops, don't think i need 1/1000 too..

I think F14 to f8 is about 1 stop. Then 1/1000 to 1/500 is another stop. 2 total.

1/1000 definitely isn't necessary, but I've found it a nice goal if possible without compromise, because I've seen wingtips blur at 1/500th and slower.

K1W1
04-07-2007, 01:39 AM
On the way to Mushroom Rocks

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/216/448224375_377c8155c9_b.jpg

D50
18-55 @ 23mm
f 3.8
1/20 sec handheld

Classic96
04-07-2007, 05:25 PM
Shot hand held through a fence.

D50 w/70-300mm
Focal Length 300mm
f/5.6
1/250
ISO 200

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/212/450894942_c6cc3dbf80_o.jpg

lightinsky
04-07-2007, 05:30 PM
No way!!!

how close was it and how much did you crop???

awesome!!!

Rooz
04-07-2007, 05:30 PM
very, very nice ! could use some levels/ curves adjustment to highlight the eagle head a bit more from the background.

Classic96
04-07-2007, 05:39 PM
I was actually pretty close, somewhere around 10ft away. However shooting through the fence required zooming in quite a bit to get a reasonable focus on the bird and blur out the fence. I was hoping to get my hands on the new 55-200mm VR lens today but no one local had it, so my cheapie 70-300 had to do the job. Results were acceptable for a $140 lens.

I haven't edited the curves as I don't have a lot of experience with that type of processing. Any tips are very welcome.

Rooz
04-07-2007, 05:54 PM
2 versions. one is an aggresive L&C and the other is a very mild L&C.
no sharpening or any other adjustments done in capture NX.

if you can tell me how to take a photo of my desktop, i'll take a pic of the levels and curves adjustment. :p

lightinsky
04-07-2007, 06:05 PM
wow.. seems like i need to graduate from picture perfect into capture NX.. downloaded the trial, but the resistance to too many icons/tabs/buttons left me not exploring it much... now the trial is ending... damn..

there is a way... if you can find a key on your keyboard that says "Print Screen", press that and open document, say in MS word, and right click, then paste, like you would any other stuff... it'll paste literally the picture of the screen., and then you can say as jpg etc...

Classic96
04-07-2007, 06:06 PM
I like the way it separates the eagle from the background. If you want to take a photo of your desktop it's just called a screen shot. When you have the windows open that you want, hit the button on your keyboard labeled prtscn or print screen. Then use any editing program and hit paste. (this even works in mspaint). This will paste an image of your desktop in that program and you can crop/edit it as you wish.

Rooz
04-07-2007, 06:41 PM
well that was easy !
almost as easy as a L&C adjustment. It's literally a 10second job and the differences are significant. anyway, the screenshot shows the steepness i used for the L&C in the aggresive setting to give you an idea.

i also have a batch setting for each of common things i do. eg: mild L&C; aggresive L&C; B&W; Sepia etc.

w/regard to software, i use NX maybe 80% of the time, CS2 for the other 20% when i need to touch things up or add frames. i occasionally use Lightroom. imo NX is more capable, has better results and i find it easier to use. especially for RAW files.

Classic96
04-08-2007, 09:52 AM
I went back and edited my post from yesterday with a new version of the eagle picture. I edited the levels and curves and also changed the background colors some. I darkened them to help enhance the bird itself.

Here is another from yesterday. Not quite as majestic as the eagle, but it's not everyday that you see a baby orangutan.

D50 w/ 70-300
Focal Length 190mm
f/4.8
Exposure 1/30
ISO 200
SB-800 w/diffuser
Shot from 25ft away

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/250/450899222_dc9236be13_o.jpg

spra4321
04-08-2007, 12:01 PM
Playing with DOF and macro

D50 w/ 70-300mm MACRO @ 240mm
F/5.3
1/30 sec.
ISO 200

Happy Easter!!

jcon
04-08-2007, 12:28 PM
Nice pic spra. Are those the Starburst ones?:D

If I may suggest, try cropping the top off so all thats in frame is the jelly beans.

A.meiring
04-08-2007, 03:48 PM
hey guys. went to santapod drags today. tried my first panning shot. please note, these cars do a 1/4mile in 4.8 seconds so its kinda hard :) will post some more.

F16
1/60
50mm
Iso 320

Rooz
04-08-2007, 04:05 PM
I went back and edited my post from yesterday with a new version of the eagle picture. I edited the levels and curves and also changed the background colors some. I darkened them to help enhance the bird itself.

great job. :)

LR Max
04-08-2007, 04:24 PM
Happy Easter from Kaiser, the giant one-eyed cat (other eye was messed up in a fight).

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/451008274_94e6cef230.jpg

spra4321
04-08-2007, 05:27 PM
Nice pic spra. Are those the Starburst ones?:D

If I may suggest, try cropping the top off so all thats in frame is the jelly beans.

Thanks Jason! Yes, they're Starburst - my favorite! :p Thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely try it. That was straight from the camera aside from the resize and sig. (I was avoiding the kitchen this afternoon LOL)

chromance
04-08-2007, 06:02 PM
some real nice photo's guys ! be sure to post your camera and lens you use for your picture taken !

XaiLo
04-08-2007, 07:13 PM
Exposure time [s] : 1/40
F-Number : 2.8
Exposure program : Manual (1)
Metering mode : Multi-segment (5)
Flash : No flash
Focal length [mm] : 98.
ISO Setting : 400
Color Mode : COLOR
Image Quality : FINE
White balance : AUTO
Image Sharpening : NORMAL
User comment : Copyright 2007 XaiLo
Colour space : sRGB



http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/hat1.jpg

Rooz
04-08-2007, 07:18 PM
what lens is that xailo ?

TNB
04-08-2007, 07:24 PM
hey guys. went to santapod drags today. tried my first panning shot. please note, these cars do a 1/4mile in 4.8 seconds so its kinda hard :) will post some more.
You may want to check the clock in your camera.... When I checked the data, it showed 8/11/2004 12:37 AM.

Rooz
04-08-2007, 07:43 PM
i love the expression on his face in this photo but the little fella turned his head at the last minute and it's screwed the photo. does anyone have any ideas on how to manipulate this photo to make the cut less evident ?

Stoller
04-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Easter Walk
D50
Nikon 18-135
f5.6
1/200
20mm
ISO 200
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT 130.jpg

XaiLo
04-08-2007, 08:25 PM
what lens is that xailo ?

Rooz, it's a 70-200mm Nikkor. The camera setting were all set to normal.

lightinsky
04-08-2007, 08:42 PM
Easter Walk
D50
Nikon 18-135
f5.6
1/200
20mm
ISO 200
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT 130.jpg

nice... may i know what metering mode you used?? and if you metered off anything?

leyo04
04-08-2007, 09:04 PM
Happy Easter from Kaiser, the giant one-eyed cat (other eye was messed up in a fight).

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/451008274_94e6cef230.jpg

he's one big cat. The eyes are nice. Sad to hear he's one eye blind.

leyo04
04-08-2007, 09:09 PM
Rooz, it's a 70-200mm Nikkor. The camera setting were all set to normal.

somebody's gone shopping. :D

Classic96
04-08-2007, 09:22 PM
Here is Xander with his first Easter basket. Boy does he love M&M's :)

Nikon D50 w/50mm f/1.4
f/3.50
Exposure 1/60
ISO 200
SB-800 bounced off the ceiling

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/451820259_fc2010fb4b_o.jpg

XaiLo
04-08-2007, 09:23 PM
somebody's gone shopping. :D

Thanks Leyo ;)

Classic96, that's a lovely pic.

TNB
04-08-2007, 09:54 PM
One of my random photos from the last three days. There are also recent photos on my website from the LA Zoo and RCX.

D200
70-200

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Om32708.jpg

shoeytennis
04-08-2007, 10:37 PM
d50
105 f2
whoever said you cant use manual lenses for concerts?
i would tell you how i did this but i dont know.
there is also no ps involved to do that ghosting effect.

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2957/adsc0033go1.jpg

sbnr
04-08-2007, 11:40 PM
Shot at ~5000 feet above sea level in the National Sierra Forrest above the Mammoth Lakes Resevior.

sbnr
04-08-2007, 11:42 PM
Easter Walk
D50
Nikon 18-135
f5.6
1/200
20mm
ISO 200
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT 130.jpg


Where in the world did you take this shot at?

Prospero
04-09-2007, 02:15 AM
Shot at ~5000 feet above sea level in the National Sierra Forrest above the Mammoth Lakes Resevior.

Beautiful view, Sbnr. Nice composition.

Stoller
04-09-2007, 03:59 AM
nice... may i know what metering mode you used?? and if you metered off anything?

Dynamic metering. Shutter priority, White balance auto.

Stoller
04-09-2007, 04:00 AM
Where in the world did you take this shot at?

Near Ripon. :D

Rooz
04-09-2007, 05:05 AM
i love this lens to death. i think i really nailed this portrait. EXCEPT for the background on the left which is an open door. :mad: that'll teach me to pay more attention next time.

i intentionally wanted it bright on the skin tones cos i like the effect of it in this shot. what do y'all think of the skin tone being so bright ? for 1/25s thats pretty damn sharp and there aint no PP sharpening here. did i mention i love this lens ? :)

XaiLo
04-09-2007, 07:47 AM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/rooz.jpg

1. In photoshop I increased the canvas size by 40 pixels
2. use the magic wand to select the empty space
3. now move the selection so it's selecting the last 40 pixels of the pic (right side)
4. copy selection then paste into new layer (I'll refer to this layer as the "fill layer" from here after
5. move the "fill layer" to where it covers the empty space created above
5. Make a selection at the bottom of the "fill layer" for me this was 165x40 but if your working on a duplicate of the original just make the selection from the bottom of the hand downward copy and paste until you cover the duplicated hand should only take two pastes.
6. now from the "fill layer" select and copy only the childs head and hair
7. paste in a new layer
8. now from the "fill layer" select the portion of the childs head and hair plus a 1/4 of an inch extra on the top and bottom leave width at forty pixels.
9. Move this selection over past the left side of the childs face (just move the selection accross do not move up or down) when nothing but the background appears in the selection copy background. Now move the selection back to where you started and paste in new layer.
10. Back to step 6 lower the opacity of this layer so you can see through to the other layers line the head up in until it matches what should have been normal there should be excess at the bottom that you will need to erase as to match th natural contour of the face. return the opacity to 100% then use the blend tool to create a natural looking hair line to the left and to blend in the part you erased. all done :)

Kellie
04-09-2007, 08:06 AM
i love this lens to death. i think i really nailed this portrait. EXCEPT for the background on the left which is an open door. :mad: that'll teach me to pay more attention next time.

i intentionally wanted it bright on the skin tones cos i like the effect of it in this shot. what do y'all think of the skin tone being so bright ? for 1/25s thats pretty damn sharp and there aint no PP sharpening here. did i mention i love this lens ? :)

Great capture! I really like the bright skin tones. I usually do a color pop and brighten up skin tones quite a bit too. I really like that effect. And I agree about the lens. I haven't taken it off my camera in weeks.

jcon
04-09-2007, 08:27 AM
Great shot, Rooz! The blue of the eyes in the female and the priceless look on the young ones face make it a keeper! Well done.

sbnr
04-09-2007, 09:07 AM
Beautiful view, Sbnr. Nice composition.


Thank you. :cool:

I thought so, too!!! :D

wannabe
04-09-2007, 09:57 AM
i love this lens to death. i think i really nailed this portrait. EXCEPT for the background on the left which is an open door. :mad: that'll teach me to pay more attention next time.

i intentionally wanted it bright on the skin tones cos i like the effect of it in this shot. what do y'all think of the skin tone being so bright ? for 1/25s thats pretty damn sharp and there aint no PP sharpening here. did i mention i love this lens ? :)

Very nice! Did you use a flash? I like natual lighting for my photos, but am finding that without a flash, there are shadows under the eyes. The eyes in this photo are beautiful and this is the result I am trying to achieve.

steve-s
04-09-2007, 10:28 AM
Hi
I was going to post some photos from my new D70s, what format and resolution do I use for this thread, are there any general guidelines?? :o

Thanks

A.meiring
04-09-2007, 11:01 AM
f29
1/80
ISO 250
70mm

A.meiring
04-09-2007, 11:39 AM
f18
1/80
ISO 250
70mm

tcadwall
04-09-2007, 11:58 AM
Great shot LOC,

I am curious though, why f/18? Was it so that you could use a slower shutter speed? I would expect that you could have still achieved the motion blur with a faster shutter speed.

A.meiring
04-09-2007, 01:19 PM
It was my first attempt at panning. I wanted to be sure that i get enough detail and still have a slow shutter speed for the effect. Had quite alot of light so i had to bump up till i metered correct. any advice would be great. :)

TNB
04-09-2007, 01:26 PM
any advice would be great. :)
Correct the time and date. 8/10/2004 8:43 PM ?

A.meiring
04-09-2007, 01:45 PM
Correct the time and date. 8/10/2004 8:43 PM ?

everytime i use my camera there is a time symbol flashing and i never get around to changing it. I think i will make a point of it now.
the fotos were taken at Santapod dragstrip this weekend

tcadwall
04-09-2007, 03:39 PM
LOC by no means was I criticizing. The shots are really good.

I am not sure if you had to do any exposure compensation in post, but if you didn't then you do have little to play with... ISO could go to 200 rather than 250. That doesn't buy you much at all though... I would think at the speed they were traveling you could speed up your Shutter toward 1/200th and still get some good motion blur. The blur would be accentuated a bit due to the shorter depth of field that you would have with the larger aperture. So it might make the shot a little easier to get, and improve your keeper percentage while still giving the affect you are looking for.

But all that said, these shots look great, and I would be willing to throw out quite a few for a couple keepers like this! Oops if WR is watching, I might have just ruined his image of me! ;) - some of you will get that...

Thanks for sharing those!

tcadwall
04-09-2007, 04:06 PM
Kellie,

I thought that was a VERY good conversion. If it was mine I would be proud of the conversion. The only thing I might want to work on, and probably wouldn't have time to, would be the lips. It might not be easy to fix without some specific post touch-up (since the rest of the image is so good). I think a bit darker on the lips, without affecting anything else.

tcadwall
04-09-2007, 04:10 PM
Rooz,

I love the exposure on that shot. The shadow under the her chin could be filled in a little - but a really nice shot! I think the color saturation is perfect.

toriaj
04-09-2007, 04:32 PM
Hi
I was going to post some photos from my new D70s, what format and resolution do I use for this thread, are there any general guidelines?? :o

Thanks

Welcome to the forum, Steve-s. Love to see your shots. For jpgs you can go up to 234.4 kb. Usually, resizing is necessary. Please keep the dimensions under 800 pixels wide. Use the tiny paperclip button at the top of the text entry screen in the Reply window to post your shots. That way you can make comments between multiple pics, if you want to.

spra4321
04-09-2007, 05:29 PM
Rooz, I love that shot too! My favorite thing too photograph is children (and parents).

I can't wait to get this lens... its on my "to buy next" list! :p


Very nice! Did you use a flash? I like natual lighting for my photos, but am finding that without a flash, there are shadows under the eyes. The eyes in this photo are beautiful and this is the result I am trying to achieve.

I'm curious though, what was your lighting? Its perfect!

rawpaw18
04-09-2007, 06:14 PM
I do not play fair when I hide eggs, here is the last to be found.

22922
1/800, f/4.5, ISO 200, 200mm

TNB
04-09-2007, 06:51 PM
I do not play fair when I hide eggs, here is the last to be found.
It's easy to see why.

I took the following photo from ontop of a multilevel parking garage several stories high using my:

D200,
Nikon 70-200mm, and
Nikon 1.7x teleconverter

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Ge96279.jpg

sbnr
04-09-2007, 07:46 PM
I do not play fair when I hide eggs, here is the last to be found.

22922
1/800, f/4.5, ISO 200, 200mm


You obviously play to win...:D

XaiLo
04-09-2007, 08:33 PM
TNB, are you having any issues when using the 1.7x teleconverter and have you tried any of the other AF-S teleconverters?

Rooz
04-09-2007, 08:37 PM
thanx all. thanx xailo for that rework. i love what you did with it. appreciate that. :) i hate you a little less for the 70-200 f2.8 VR now. :D

btw: no flash used in that photo cos i was too lazy to go down and get it. i did bump the iso right up to get the brighness but i also needed it to get the shutter speed up cos it was fairly dark. i have done this many times with other portraits but the first time i have used it for myself and i like it all of a sudden. i have tried to get a similar effect using the VR and kit lens and neither produced the equivalent result of the 50mm. 90% of the time though i am using the sb-600 bounced off ceiling with diffuser. i find alot of times i'm using the flash turned backward and bounced away from the subject aswell.

tcadwall...i tried for ages to fix that lighting on the chin but i couldn;t get it to look right, it looked too photoshopped when i tried. how would you go about fixing that up ? i have nx and cs2. any tips on fixing that would be appreciated. :)

r3g
04-09-2007, 08:54 PM
I do not play fair when I hide eggs, here is the last to be found.

22922
1/800, f/4.5, ISO 200, 200mm


I really like how smoothly the colors in this picture blend together. Nice work!

TNB
04-09-2007, 08:58 PM
TNB, are you having any issues when using the 1.7x teleconverter and have you tried any of the other AF-S teleconverters?
No issues here thus far. I haven't tried any of the other teleconverters since from what I have heard and read, the Nikon 1.7x is pretty much the only way to go. The 1.7x is expensive, but I'm pleased so far and even passed on two "used" Nikon 2.0s at Samys (Pasadena, California) that were selling for only $59.00 each. I forgot to ask at the 4-story LA store, but it wouldn't suprise me if they had more in stock. I even got to play with the 39-megapixal Hasselblad in the LA store--very expensive!

shoeytennis
04-09-2007, 10:20 PM
d50
26mm
5.4
1/5 ss
Shutter speed is dang fun with bands

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2066/adsc0080yj5.jpg

fionndruinne
04-10-2007, 02:02 AM
Alright, my first post here. This was a terrific game of Rook, and played in a very dimly-lit room. Programmable auto mode. Some EXIF: No flash, focal length 18mm, f/3.5, shutter speed 1/6 sec., ISO 1600 (!), spot metering, tungsten lighting.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/DSC_04470001.jpg

This could benefit from some sharpening, but so far I've done no PP except to crop out some wrist. I have a lot of fun photos from this game, but that's all for the moment. Cheers.

rawpaw18
04-10-2007, 03:00 AM
I really like how smoothly the colors in this picture blend together. Nice work!

Thank you very much.

XaiLo
04-10-2007, 05:22 AM
No issues here thus far. I haven't tried any of the other teleconverters since from what I have heard and read, the Nikon 1.7x is pretty much the only way to go. The 1.7x is expensive, but I'm pleased so far and even passed on two "used" Nikon 2.0s at Samys (Pasadena, California) that were selling for only $59.00 each. I forgot to ask at the 4-story LA store, but it wouldn't suprise me if they had more in stock. I even got to play with the 39-megapixal Hasselblad in the LA store--very expensive!

Thanks TNB, just so happens when I was doing a price check on the Nikon 1.7x TC @ B&H, the Hasselblad 1.7x showed up in the search result at $1,344. That really makes it easy to live with the price of the Nikon TC. :)

tcadwall
04-10-2007, 05:45 AM
Rooz,

Would have been easier to add a light! :D

ok... If I couldn't fix it that way, I would probably use a free-hand selection tool to select the area to lighten up. Then I would promote it to a new layer, and try bumping the exposure. Depending on the success of that move, you might be done, or you might have to merge the layers and then blend the regions (to soften the edge of the selection) with a touch up tool. I use PSPX - not photoshop. I would imagine that the technique would be almost identical in photoshop.

I am not sure what exactly you already tried... Maybe you did this already and it didn't work.

XaiLo
04-10-2007, 05:53 AM
Exposure time [s] : 1/20
F-Number : 2.8
Exposure program : Manual (1)
ISO speed ratings : 800
Metering mode : Spot (3)
Light source : Unknown (0)
Flash : No flash
Focal length [mm] : 105.
Colour space : sRGB
White balance : Auto (0)
Focus mode : AF-A
User comment : Copyright 2007 XaiLo

Original

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/dog1.jpg


PP Photoshop hue/sat adj layer, levels adj layer, 2 curves adj layer.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/dog2.jpg

Rooz
04-10-2007, 06:22 AM
Rooz,

Would have been easier to add a light! :D

ok... If I couldn't fix it that way, I would probably use a free-hand selection tool to select the area to lighten up. Then I would promote it to a new layer, and try bumping the exposure. Depending on the success of that move, you might be done, or you might have to merge the layers and then blend the regions (to soften the edge of the selection) with a touch up tool. I use PSPX - not photoshop. I would imagine that the technique would be almost identical in photoshop.

I am not sure what exactly you already tried... Maybe you did this already and it didn't work.

my CS2 skills pretty much suck. i'm really entry level...actually i'm before entry level. i'm kinda on the front doormat thinking of walkin in. :o

so yeah...woulda been easier to use a light. :D
lol

Kellie
04-10-2007, 10:30 AM
my CS2 skills pretty much suck. i'm really entry level...actually i'm before entry level. i'm kinda on the front doormat thinking of walkin in. :o

so yeah...woulda been easier to use a light. :D
lol

LOL!

Get a Scott Kelby book: http://tinyurl.com/36x227 ;)

Kellie
04-10-2007, 10:48 AM
Kellie,

I thought that was a VERY good conversion. If it was mine I would be proud of the conversion. The only thing I might want to work on, and probably wouldn't have time to, would be the lips. It might not be easy to fix without some specific post touch-up (since the rest of the image is so good). I think a bit darker on the lips, without affecting anything else.

I agree about the lips. Maybe I can PS it a little. I wonder if burning would work...

Camerajunkie
04-10-2007, 11:12 AM
my CS2 skills pretty much suck. i'm really entry level...actually i'm before entry level. i'm kinda on the front doormat thinking of walkin in. :o

so yeah...woulda been easier to use a light. :D
lol


I'm with you there, Rooz. I see the photoshopped pictures and wonder just HOW??? But then again, I'm still learning the camera. I'll learn the software after I get better with the camera.

Or maybe I should do that the other way around? :p

tcadwall
04-10-2007, 11:24 AM
Start now. If you can handle the challenges of PP on your first images, then just THINK what you will be able to do when you take better and better images. (and you will have much of the learning curve under your belt).

Also, doing it now helps you identify your priorities during the shoot.

tcadwall
04-10-2007, 11:38 AM
Kellie,

I am not sure - you could do this by selecting the lips and promoting that selection to a layer, as I mentioned for Rooz in fixing the shadow, or you could work some more on the actual color channel mixing of the shot...

I am not sure that working the whole image is going to get you what you want since the lips are lighter but carry much of the same color as the hair (if I remember the color version of the child correctly) ;)

Here is a good article (http://www.adobe.com/digitalimag/pdfs/phs8bwconversion.pdf)I found on channel mixing for B&W conversions... Slightly different than some other tutorials I have used... But I really like the idea.. will have to try it this way myself next time...

The Dodge/Burn tool might do it, I haven't played with that a whole lot, but it might work much like the selection and promotion - only faster

leyo04
04-10-2007, 06:50 PM
my swiss knife

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/449377062_93b5980f1a.jpg

d70s, 18-70mm, manual focus.

fionndruinne
04-10-2007, 06:59 PM
Well, here's my second offering. I was in Oak Glen yesterday - touristy spot, but unfortunately the weather has been terrible for photos lately (very uniform overcast, total wash-out of diffused sunlight... and I enjoy light pictures, using the sun and all. It's clearing up, though), so most of my better images were inside a shop. Here's one.

Shooting mode: auto (no flash), f/5.6 at 55mm, shutter speed 1/25 second, ISO 400, spot metering, single-point AF, exposure compensation -0.3 (I was tending to get too-bright focused areas).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/DSC_0220_10001webbery.jpg

I did some PP in photoshop Lightroom (wonderful program), brightening exposure a little, improving contrast, a little extra saturation in a couple of color channels, and some sharpening. The image is about as sharp as I've seen an unsharpened DSLR photo of this kind, but the nonexistent noise meant that sharpening a bit more made it even better.

... I figure if I'm ever going to shoot models, I should start... small! Thanks for looking.

fionndruinne
04-10-2007, 07:12 PM
... on the other hand, how does this look, with an "artistic blur" rather than the sharpness? I'm new at this caliber of PP, please bear with me.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/DSC_0220_10001webberysoft.jpg

I edited the gamma just a bit here as well, to look better with less definition.

K1W1
04-11-2007, 01:44 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/221/449157736_afd9d60f55_b.jpg

D50
18-55 kit lens @ 52mm
f 6.3
1/250 sec

Prospero
04-11-2007, 02:01 AM
... on the other hand, how does this look, with an "artistic blur" rather than the sharpness? I'm new at this caliber of PP, please bear with me.

I edited the gamma just a bit here as well, to look better with less definition.

Nice edit, Fionndruinne. I think the blur suits the subject well. The original is also nice; great colour and exposure. I am not sure which one I prefer.

Rooz
04-11-2007, 03:07 AM
i like the blur effect but i reckon you need a little less blur. it's a bit too blurry imo.

XaiLo
04-11-2007, 08:19 AM
... on the other hand, how does this look, with an "artistic blur" rather than the sharpness? I'm new at this caliber of PP, please bear with me.

I edited the gamma just a bit here as well, to look better with less definition.

Lovely capture fionndruinne, I think I would enjoyed the blur more if it only effected the flesh tones.


K1W1, that's one heck of a mushroom maybe we should call it a "rocshroom".

steve-s
04-11-2007, 09:48 AM
This is my first upload from my new D70s

ISO 200 1/200s @ f4.5 Nikkor 18-70mm at 44mm

Classic96
04-11-2007, 11:12 AM
I'm going to break the rules and post 2 photos, but only to show before/after. I was asked to take some photos of a few Chargers we are building at work for the website and some ads. It was waaaaaaay too bright out and their selection of scenery was subpar..but this is what I started with and what I ended with. What do you think?

Nikon D50 handheld
50mm 1.4 @ f/4.50
Exposure 1/640
ISO 200

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/454978816_539ab82338_o.jpg

Quite a bit of editing done, obviously. All work done in Photoshop Elements 5.0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/249/454982699_339a7b9be4_o.jpg

wannabe
04-11-2007, 12:33 PM
Wow! Great job! I really do have to learn how to edit one of these days.

digibeta
04-11-2007, 04:05 PM
whohoo, finally got my first D80 cam, with 18-135 kit lens...
So this is the best picture i took in the first 5 minutes of taking pics.....

Nikon D80,
18-135 kitlens,
focaldistance 75mm,
f5.6
1/20

toriaj
04-11-2007, 07:37 PM
Welcome to the forum, digibeta. Enjoy your camera!

Classic96, good editing. The only thing I notice is that some of the grass looks blurry(not in the removed shadow, though.) Maybe you could bump up the blue of the sky. How did you get the grass to shift from the yellow-ish to more green? I run into that in a lot of my shots.

Classic96
04-11-2007, 07:57 PM
Yeah I know some of the grass is blury, and I need to spend some time trying to fix it.

As far as changing the tone of the sky, I tried that but since the sky was so gray, it matches the color of the car too much. I tried replacing the color, however that resulted in the silver paint on the car changing too. That's the same technique I used to change the grass color. Just selected replace color and used the eyedropper to select the grass and moved the fuzziness slider to where it grabbed the correct amount of area... then moved the hue/saturation/brightness sliders until it looked "better". That's the first time I really tried to correct a not so great background/photograph. Other than the few blurry spots, I think it's good.

toriaj
04-11-2007, 08:32 PM
Did you try selecting only the sky, and doing your edits from there? That should protect the other areas of the shot. Using layers might be another method.

I agree, you did a good job!

Yomny
04-12-2007, 11:44 AM
f-stop: 5.3
Shutter: 250
Focal length: 42mm
WB: auto
ISO: 200
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/DSC_0004-02.jpg

TNB
04-12-2007, 06:00 PM
Here's a photo that I took of a "G" gauge model train set while I was at the LA County Fairgrounds attending RCX weekend before last. The outdoor layout is huge and if anyone is into trains, I suggest checking it out.

Equipment used, my usual: D200 and 70-200mm.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Gl21279.jpg

shoeytennis
04-13-2007, 01:40 AM
d50
18
f5
1/60
sb off cieling
questions anyone?

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7411/adsc0045la2.jpg

leyo04
04-13-2007, 02:35 AM
d70s, 70-300mm, + raynox DCR-250.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/456590005_208c3dc810.jpg

fionndruinne
04-13-2007, 07:45 AM
Ooh, nice macro there!

shoeytennis
04-13-2007, 10:39 PM
d50
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4430/adsc0116cl0.jpg

Rooz
04-13-2007, 11:09 PM
v nice DOF tnb

jcon
04-14-2007, 12:26 AM
Shoey, clone out those shadows.;)

TNB
04-14-2007, 12:33 AM
v nice DOF tnb
Thanks.

Shoey, clone out those shadows.;)
Or get a flash bracket / have them move farther out away from the wall. I looked at a very nice "compact" flash bracket made by Custom Brackets called the Digital Pro-M Kit. Very pricy at the distributor site, but more reasonable at B&H. I couldn't find a price on it at Samys while I was in LA, but I'd already spent enough while I was in their main store and one of the smaller stores.

XaiLo
04-14-2007, 05:12 AM
I like the rotating feature, I could have used it a couple of weeks ago.

Rooz
04-14-2007, 05:31 AM
my swiss knife

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/449377062_93b5980f1a.jpg

d70s, 18-70mm, manual focus.

so you have a lightbox leyo ?

leyo04
04-14-2007, 09:13 AM
so you have a lightbox leyo ?

nope.. i used this rig.
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/diy_studio_rig.jpg

2 lamps (ikea movable)
1 white paper
1 nikkor 70-300mm as paper weight
1 silica gel container as paper weight

fionndruinne
04-14-2007, 12:40 PM
Hmm, nice setup... but do we need a 70-300 for the left paperweight... is it essential, or could, oh, something else substitute? I'd like to try it but I don't think I could afford your setup right now. Paperweight's kinda expensive. :D

aparmley
04-14-2007, 04:25 PM
POTD from yesterday . . .

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/143437805-L.jpg

My new gear arrived yesterday afternoon. :D

D80 | Handheld | ISO 400 | 1/20 | F/2.0

Rooz
04-14-2007, 04:40 PM
you have a 30d and a d80 ? how come if you don;t mind me asking.

digibeta
04-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Nikon D80
Lens: 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 22mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/15 sec - F/5.6

aparmley
04-14-2007, 06:40 PM
you have a 30d and a d80 ? how come if you don;t mind me asking.

Well Rooz I just posted over in the DSLR forum (Here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30545)) as to why. Basically, I want to know which system will be best for me. I started down the Canon road, but have always been interested in Nikon's gear. So, I figured what the hell, buy a D80 and see - sell off the gear I didn't choose and come away from it all with the system that works best for me at a small loss on the sale of the old gear. The flash system is a big plus for me. I'm not a pro, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the excellent points of Nikon's flash system. Plus the shutter sound is just bad ass.

Rooz
04-14-2007, 07:20 PM
looking forward to seeing how you go. i can understand a rebel owner switching to d80 but a 30d ? wow, that is a fine piece of equipment. anyway, will be cool to see some pics from you over this side of the fence anyhow. :)

Stoller
04-14-2007, 07:33 PM
D200
Sigma 28-70 2.8
28mm
1/125
f16
ISO 100
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT_0927.JPG

fionndruinne
04-14-2007, 08:21 PM
Beautiful vista, Stoller. Did you use a polarizing filter on that shot?

sbnr
04-14-2007, 09:54 PM
D200
Sigma 28-70 2.8
28mm
1/125
f16
ISO 100
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT_0927.JPG


Great shot.

I"m curious to know where the location of this vista is at?

shoeytennis
04-14-2007, 11:40 PM
d50
my g/f

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8765/adsc0170iv1.jpg

Rooz
04-15-2007, 12:31 AM
nope.. i used this rig.
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/diy_studio_rig.jpg

2 lamps (ikea movable)
1 white paper
1 nikkor 70-300mm as paper weight
1 silica gel container as paper weight

guess what i'll be doing later tonight. :D

Prospero
04-15-2007, 03:07 AM
Nikon D80
Lens: 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 22mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/15 sec - F/5.6

Welcome to the forum, Digibeta. Nice picture of The Hague.

Are you from the Netherlands too, by the way?

Stoller
04-15-2007, 05:19 AM
Beautiful vista, Stoller. Did you use a polarizing filter on that shot?

No


I"m curious to know where the location of this vista is at?

Salt Wash rest area I70

Thanks for the comments:)

Prospero
04-15-2007, 07:52 AM
Here are some pictures I took yesterday. I had been taking pictures in the middle of the day, so the lighting was a bit harsh. Many of the shots were ruined by the harsh shadows. These didn't come out too badly. C&C welcome.

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Sigma 17-70, 17mm, f/7.1, 1/800s
I used Nikon Capture NX to enhance the sky and brighten the foreground

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Sigma 10-20, 10mm, f/8, 1/125s
I used a polarizer on this one.

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Sigma 17-70, 40mm, f/16, 1/80s
I handheld my polarizer, because I only have a polarizer for the 10-20 (which has a different filter size)

Classic96
04-15-2007, 10:25 AM
Here is one of my first shots with the new 55-200 ED VR. It's nice to finally have a zoom lens with the quality of the 50mm results!

Nikon D50 w/55-200 ED VR
Focal Length 55mm
Exposure 1/60
f/4.2
ISO 200
SB-800 Bounced off ceiling
Shot in RAW - edited in PSE 5.0 (removed a cup and a toy from the floor)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/231/460145226_28078c6d29_o.jpg

toriaj
04-15-2007, 01:18 PM
Classic96, that's just precious.
Dennis, nice shots. I've been kept away by cloudy skies ...

Prospero
04-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Classic96, that's just precious.
Dennis, nice shots. I've been kept away by cloudy skies ...

Thanks, Tori. Sorry about the cloudy skies in "Windy Wyoming". You miss Utah when the weather is like that? (or is the weather about the same in both states?)

Classic, very nice. You really nailed the exposure in that shot. Congratulations on the new lens. It seems to perform really well.

lightinsky
04-15-2007, 06:31 PM
sigma 70-300 at 300mm
f/8 @ 1/400s

Camerajunkie
04-15-2007, 09:26 PM
LS,

Did you crop that or PS it at all? It seems noisy.

Rooz
04-15-2007, 09:32 PM
f/8 @ 1/400 ? sheet, it's probably iso 50,000 lol

TNB
04-15-2007, 09:45 PM
It appears to have been shot at ISO 800.

Rooz
04-16-2007, 04:13 AM
thanks leyo for the tips. :D

leyo04
04-16-2007, 06:02 AM
thanks leyo for the tips. :D

hehehe... nice. i'm currently looking at the tamron lens you used for the shot.

Gsquared
04-16-2007, 07:11 PM
been a while since I contributed...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/greg84mk2/Flood/DSC_0100.jpg

lightinsky
04-16-2007, 07:34 PM
LS,

Did you crop that or PS it at all? It seems noisy.

Yes, did crop, but about 1/3 way in... and boosted with auto-enhance in Picture Perfect... It is noisy...

So here's what i did, definitely not the best way to go..

Used manual mode, set f/8 cos it was sweet spot, and set 1/400 cos i was shooting at 300mm handheld and wanted to stop action if the birds fly...

Auto ISO, set at ISO 100, with max of ISO 800..

I did this because I was shooting in daylight.. though a little cloudy. The above method worked, and the auto ISO went to at most 400 most of the time... it turned out that this bird (found out this is a Blue Jay later on, courtesy of my girlfriend) was really playful... kept flying around and hiding... And I got this shot (which in terms of composition, i think its the best among the others). BUT of course, its in the bush and i did not have time to change aperture or anything else.

Anyone has a good way to overcome this "no time to change setting" problem??? or other alternative methods??

anyway, here's another one with better noise.. f/8 @ 1/500s, ISO ended up at 450, cropped and auto-enhanced.

toriaj
04-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Thanks, Tori. Sorry about the cloudy skies in "Windy Wyoming". You miss Utah when the weather is like that? (or is the weather about the same in both states?)

Nope, the weather from the part of Utah to the part of Wyoming I traveled to is about the same. Maybe more windy here. But the skies cleared up yesterday afternoon and I got some shots :) . I'm working on processing, hopefully some of them will turn out well. 3-day weekend coming up. Definitely want to get more shots then.

LR Max
04-16-2007, 08:24 PM
85mm non-AF lense (pain to use)
f/1.4
1/125th shutter speed
200 iso


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/240/462374564_0e68bd753e.jpg

shoeytennis
04-16-2007, 10:45 PM
[QUOTE=LR Max;216207]85mm non-AF lense (pain to use)- really? i love and prefer to do everything manually. I only use AF when im shooting bands.

K1W1
04-17-2007, 02:59 AM
85mm non-AF lense (pain to use)
f/1.4
1/125th shutter speed
200 iso


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/240/462374564_0e68bd753e.jpg

There is some nasty wear on those sprockets. Time for new sprockets and chain methinks.

Rooz
04-17-2007, 03:53 AM
the first one i would have really liked but i think the pink in the right side of the background got in the way of making it a nice photo. also wondering if you think the DOF was too shallow, i think it woulda been better if the base of the flower was more in focus ?? bloody hard to get the right focal point on macros, much tougher than i thought.

Geoff Chandler
04-17-2007, 04:31 AM
There is some nasty wear on those sprockets. Time for new sprockets and chain methinks.

You think that's bad!??
You should see the chainrings on my Hybreed roadbike!!!
Makes that look brand new!

Geoff Chandler
04-17-2007, 04:33 AM
Sorry - I posted this in 'Things' as well - thought it was intersting enough
for this thread too!
Nikon D80 + Sigma17-70

LR Max
04-17-2007, 06:35 AM
There is some nasty wear on those sprockets. Time for new sprockets and chain methinks.

Hahahaha. Actually that crankset has 5 miles on it. The chain had some pretty serious grease on it (long term storage). That crap is practically brand new!! I put them on my old bike and then this weekend built up a new bike, reusing most of the components off the old frame.

Oh, and on the AF comment, I have REALLY crappy eyes and even with the focus assist on my D70s, 75% of the photos came out horribly. However, I still love the 85mm lense. Its great for product photography on a tripod but horrible off hand.

LR Max
04-17-2007, 06:39 AM
Here is a shot using my 18-200VR. I use that lense for just about everything. The 85mm is more of a toy than a working piece of equipment.

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 65 mm
ISO: 200

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/462381931_f55425aa12.jpg

fionndruinne
04-17-2007, 04:33 PM
This one of course violates the rule which tells us never to 50/50 land and sky... but there are certain times when I like to disregard that rule (tell me if I should be cuffed and led away for it). ISO 1600, .52 sec. f/13 @ 18mm

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/DSC_10720001.jpg

A little exposure lightening (shouldn't have been using spot metering, but I forgot - shame on me!) and then some contrast readjustment in Lightroom.

swgod98
04-17-2007, 05:52 PM
This one of course violates the rule which tells us never to 50/50 land and sky...

Looks like 49/51, so you're good :D Besides, it seems to lend itself well with the pier.

toriaj
04-17-2007, 07:22 PM
It's still not spring here, but it cleared up enough for me to get this shot:

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I'll go back when there's some green on those willow branches! But what I enjoyed most about this shot was that I used the "rubber band method" for a Bulb exposure. This one was 57 seconds long. It was nearly dark outside. I pulled up the exposure quite a bit in PP, but I was able to do 57 seconds without overexposing the water :)

As always, C&C appreciated.

Rooz
04-17-2007, 07:25 PM
the water is excellent. great work.
whats the rubber band mode btw ? :confused:

toriaj
04-17-2007, 07:37 PM
the water is excellent. great work.
whats the rubber band mode btw ? :confused:

Thanks! Bulb mode allows for extremely long shutter speeds. You can use a shutter release, but if you don't have one (like me,) you can use a rubber band to hold the shutter button down. Remove the rubber band to end the exposure. It was fun, you should try it! I've heard of people taking extremely long exposures, such as several hours doing star trails.

edit: by "shutter release," I do mean a remote shutter controller.

Classic96
04-17-2007, 08:54 PM
I love that long exposure water shot. Have you thought about trying a neutral density filter for that or was it too dark?

Here is one from tonight out at the park. It was pretty dark so I had to do a lot of manual exposure adjustment in PSE 5.0.

Nikon D50 w/ 55-200mm ED VR
Focal Length 86mm
Exposure 1/20
Aperture f/4.5
ISO 200
No flash - Handheld

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/463610077_ce3344059e_o.jpg

toriaj
04-17-2007, 09:18 PM
Thanks, Classic. I don't have a neutral density filter (yet) but I've heard they help a lot to not overexpose the water.

I did a quick edit on your shot ... do you like it?

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DP Knewby
04-17-2007, 09:41 PM
Camera: NikonD50
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter: 1/60 Sec
Aperture: f4.0
Lens: 18-55 Nikkor Kit Lens

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/krazedkilla/DSC_0059.jpg

Comment's welcome, I'm new to Photography!

LR Max
04-17-2007, 09:47 PM
Thanks! Bulb mode allows for extremely long shutter speeds. You can use a shutter release, but if you don't have one (like me,) you can use a rubber band to hold the shutter button down. Remove the rubber band to end the exposure. It was fun, you should try it! I've heard of people taking extremely long exposures, such as several hours doing star trails.

Tip for the future: If you have the wireless remote, you can depress it once to activate the shutter, then once more to de-activate. This is for bulb mode.

Of course the rubber band method is very inexpensive but if you've already got the wireless remote, then it'll do the work for you.

Rooz
04-17-2007, 09:58 PM
great shot classic...nice edit toriaj.
that lens performs much better than i thought it would.

my manual focus is off again but the colours are great and i think the DOF and exposure are right.

tcadwall
04-18-2007, 05:58 AM
toriaj,

Good shot... Have you thought about a B&W conversion on it? I think the leaf-less branches would really make that shot "POP" in B&W.

Kellie
04-18-2007, 06:55 AM
toriaj, beautiful shot!! I can't wait to visit some waterfalls.

I was thinking the same thing as tcad and played a little. I hope that's ok. I'm addicted to b&w conversions even though I'm not great at it yet.

toriaj
04-18-2007, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the edit, Kellie. Which version do you all think is more appealing?

Shawn
04-18-2007, 09:33 AM
Hello. This is my first post here. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/206/458963649_5a6b86e2ef.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightlynorth/458963649/)
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

Bob_Benner
04-18-2007, 11:41 AM
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1038293/14438158/246793511.jpg

D50
Tamron 18-200mm
Aperture priority
f/9.0
200mm

spoonbb2
04-18-2007, 04:17 PM
I went to Golden Gate park today in SF and took some pictures on a very lovely day. But I'm still frustrated with the pics that I take because they don't seem sharp out of the camera. I'm almost always on aperture mode every time I take pictures. If anybody can give this newbie advice on taking better pictures outdoors with an 18-55 I would really appreciate it.

Anyways here is one I took but still had to enhance it through PP.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e40/spoonbb2/DSC_0116.jpg


18mm
1/800
F4
ISO 200

Kellie
04-18-2007, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the edit, Kellie. Which version do you all think is more appealing?

Well, I really like the color version. But I bet someone here could do a better b&w conversion. Looking again, mine seems pretty dark.

Kellie
04-18-2007, 05:00 PM
the first one i would have really liked but i think the pink in the right side of the background got in the way of making it a nice photo. also wondering if you think the DOF was too shallow, i think it woulda been better if the base of the flower was more in focus ?? bloody hard to get the right focal point on macros, much tougher than i thought.

All the pictures are getting lost in this thread. I can't believe I just saw these. LOL I really like the second one! I agree about the distracting background of the first one and think a bit more DOF would look better, but it's still cool.

Esoterra
04-18-2007, 05:13 PM
Arlington Cemetery, Washington D.C. March 07.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/140170558-L.jpg

spra4321
04-18-2007, 05:14 PM
Sorry I'm not sharing a picture today, but I have a question about the BULB MODE that was talked about in earlier threads...

What is the difference between using the rubber band/shutter release and just setting the shutter speed to several minutes?

toriaj
04-18-2007, 07:55 PM
I went to Golden Gate park today in SF and took some pictures on a very lovely day. But I'm still frustrated with the pics that I take because they don't seem sharp out of the camera. I'm almost always on aperture mode every time I take pictures. If anybody can give this newbie advice on taking better pictures outdoors with an 18-55 I would really appreciate it.

Anyways here is one I took but still had to enhance it through PP.

18mm
1/800
F4
ISO 200

I have the same lens, and I've found that shooting at around F8-F11 (maybe a little higher number, even) yields the sharpest results. Especially on such a sunny day, when you're back a ways from your subject, and you want the whole picture to be in focus, you can definitely use a smaller aperture. Hope that helps.

P.S. Using a lens hood would remove the sun's glare from the shot. Sometimes I even just hold my hand up to shade the lens.
Double P.S. There's something wrong with that bench??? :)


Sorry I'm not sharing a picture today, but I have a question about the BULB MODE that was talked about in earlier threads...

What is the difference between using the rubber band/shutter release and just setting the shutter speed to several minutes?

My D50's longest "programmed (?)" shutter speed is 30 seconds. If it came with longer shutter speeds, I would use them! If only ... :p

One benefit of using the remote shutter release is that you can click the shutter without disturbing the camera. That helps keep the picture sharp.

toriaj
04-18-2007, 08:00 PM
Chris, that Arlington shot has beautiful exposure. It's just nice to look at :)
I hope your trip went well.

Rooz
04-19-2007, 05:28 AM
i think i got em this time. i;m pretty happy with these. only took me about 50 shots. i can't help feeling slightly...ahhh...girly taking photos of flowers for so long. :D

btw: i switched to colour mode III and this made a massive difference. wtf ?? :confused: :confused: i shoot in IIIa cos i think its the default, but i changed it for whatever reason and the resulting difference is significant. if anyone is intererested i think i still have the RAW files and i can show a comparison.

Shawn
04-19-2007, 09:19 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/465192530_c6101c325a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightlynorth/465192530/)
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

This was a pretty boring shot before I gave it a faux lomo effect. I quite like how it came out.

mugsisme
04-19-2007, 09:18 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/465248952_b640df457a_b.jpg

The weather finally got a little nice, and I was able to get outside. Taken with my 50 mm lens, mf.

spoonbb2
04-19-2007, 09:37 PM
I have the same lens, and I've found that shooting at around F8-F11 (maybe a little higher number, even) yields the sharpest results. Especially on such a sunny day, when you're back a ways from your subject, and you want the whole picture to be in focus, you can definitely use a smaller aperture. Hope that helps.

P.S. Using a lens hood would remove the sun's glare from the shot. Sometimes I even just hold my hand up to shade the lens.
Double P.S. There's something wrong with that bench??? :)

Thanks for the input toriaj. I guess I used a smaller aperture number to lighten up the subject but will definitely experiment with a higher aperture next time.:)

spoonbb2
04-19-2007, 09:42 PM
^^

Nice shot Leah! That 50mm might be my next lens.

leyo04
04-19-2007, 11:57 PM
d80,55-200VR

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/194/465816782_2260a6833a.jpg

fionndruinne
04-20-2007, 01:45 AM
I like! Very clean shot, no distractions.

Classic96
04-20-2007, 08:24 PM
Here is one of Xander learning how to play ball with his dog. I love the expression on my son's face.

Nikon D50 w/ 55-200mm ED VR
Focal Length 75mm
Exposure 1/60
Aperture f/4.2
ISO 200
SB-800 bounced

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/245/460994877_0d0cf53b52_o.jpg

Rooz
04-20-2007, 08:44 PM
omg what a brilliant photo !
lmao

edit the ball out as a joke to show people. :D

T06
04-21-2007, 01:39 AM
omg what a brilliant photo !
lmao

edit the ball out as a joke to show people. :D

...lmfao at that one.:D :D :D

Rooz
04-21-2007, 02:15 AM
In landscape style.
i don;t know how you people get birds so well. and this sucker was pretty slow too.

Chinsumo
04-21-2007, 07:09 AM
Shot of my hand:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/Art/DSC_0006.jpg

PHeller
04-21-2007, 08:23 AM
D50, Kit lense...heavy PP.

Lots of C&C welcome. I like the pic, but I'm not sure why.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/AmandaJPEG2042107.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/Amanda042207_34.jpg

toriaj
04-21-2007, 11:10 AM
I like it, too. I think it's the contrast between the "hard" outfit and environment, with her sweet face. I think you did a good job bringing that out in the PP, although I'd be interested in seeing the original version.

Geoff Chandler
04-21-2007, 01:14 PM
Here is one of Xander learning how to play ball with his dog. I love the expression on my son's face.

Nikon D50 w/ 55-200mm ED VR
Focal Length 75mm
Exposure 1/60
Aperture f/4.2
ISO 200
SB-800 bounced


Very very striking!
The shot brings a mixture of thoughts and feelings - capturing it at that particular moment. The child looks very vulnerable beside the large dog, added to that those teeth and the whites of the eyes.
But you realise also how trusting he is and how nice the dog really is - just that moment of pose makes the dog look a little (to put it mildly) threatening!
Awesome shot!!!

Geoff Chandler
04-21-2007, 01:18 PM
PHeller - great shot and obviously you got the PP to do what you wanted
I like it - it's a great natural pose and the colour treatment is cool!

Rooz - I thought you did really well?!! Nice shot and the landscape crop works for me.

Chinsumo - obviously also a 'bulb' shot!!
great idea and creative too

Classic96
04-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Very very striking!
The shot brings a mixture of thoughts and feelings - capturing it at that particular moment. The child looks very vulnerable beside the large dog, added to that those teeth and the whites of the eyes.
But you realise also how trusting he is and how nice the dog really is - just that moment of pose makes the dog look a little (to put it mildly) threatening!
Awesome shot!!!

I don't disagree at all actually. Jack (German Shepherd) is a protection trained 2 year old, and if you didn't live with him you would certainly be afraid. But Jack has been around Xander since the day he came home and is extremely careful with him. Xander crawls on him, puts his hands in Jack's mouth and everything else a baby would do. Jack just sits there and lets him do it. If we ever felt that Jack was a danger to Xander he would be out of our house in a heartbeat.

With that said, it does make for great photos ;):D

fionndruinne
04-21-2007, 02:26 PM
German Shepherds are awesome dogs.

aparmley
04-21-2007, 03:09 PM
http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/145363295-L.jpg

D80 + Kit lens (Handheld)
135mm | ISO 800 | F5.6 | 1/60

Stoller
04-21-2007, 09:01 PM
Nice shot of SB800...

Inside Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park
D200
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
17mm
1/30
f2.8
ISO 1600
No flash

http://www.mikestoller.com/photos/145545784-L.jpg

mugsisme
04-21-2007, 09:19 PM
I have very mixed feelings about that picture (the one with the baby and dog). The dog looks so scary. I hear what you say about him being a sweetie to your son, but he just looks so vicious. The contrast between the two emotions is striking. Maybe that is what makes it such a neat picture, one that you have to look at and study for a few minutes?

I also really like the picture of the girl. She looks so sweet and innocent, and then you notice the cigarettes. Really nice pictures, very though provoking.

Chinsumo
04-21-2007, 09:33 PM
Light Exhibit at the Hirschorn, D.C.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/April%2021st/DSC_0070.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/April%2021st/DSC_0069.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/April%2021st/DSC_0071.jpg

aparmley
04-21-2007, 10:05 PM
Light Exhibit at the Hirschorn, D.C.



Thats pretty damn cool! Nice work.

sbnr
04-22-2007, 02:32 AM
I took this at the hottest party in town!!! :D

Rooz
04-22-2007, 07:09 AM
the little fella was shocked to see the new tamron glass. :)

aparmley
04-22-2007, 10:05 AM
http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/145819094-L.jpg

mmm!

PHeller
04-22-2007, 02:08 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/Amanda042207_35.jpg

Same set as earlier, just a different look. Looks a little more "Crazed" then "Stressed".

Ummm...and I loaded the original of the first pic on pg.122.

mugsisme
04-22-2007, 02:42 PM
Ah Rooz!!! What a cutie!

This one is very personal and dear to me. I hope it isn't too cluttered.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/468955929_a655937dd4_o.jpg

It is especially poignant to me since it is my oldest son's hat from when he went to Disney (he had leukemia). The dust is what attracted my attention. Anyway.

jcon
04-22-2007, 03:06 PM
Leah, thanks for sharing such a sentimental photo, those are the ones that mean the most, today and tomorrow!:)

T06
04-22-2007, 06:34 PM
Ah Rooz!!! What a cutie!

This one is very personal and dear to me. I hope it isn't too cluttered.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/468955929_a655937dd4_o.jpg

It is especially poignant to me since it is my oldest son's hat from when he went to Disney (he had leukemia). The dust is what attracted my attention. Anyway.

Anyone dares to ill comment & I'll e-slap them.;) j/k congrats on your humanity.

Chinsumo
04-22-2007, 06:58 PM
Thats pretty damn cool! Nice work.

Hey thanks!

Here are some from today. DC, and The Vietnam Memorial:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/April%2022nd/DSC_0110.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/April%2022nd/DSC_0015.jpg

fionndruinne
04-22-2007, 06:59 PM
Ah, I like that first one especially! Nice work.

Classic96
04-22-2007, 09:11 PM
Xander really loves the airplane toy he got for his birthday. He recently learned how to climb up and sit on it. I managed to catch him on it from across the room tonight. Time to invest in a backdrop and some lighting :)

Nikon D50 w/ 55-200mm ED VR
Focal Length 55mm
Exposure 1/60
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 200
SB-800 Bounced
Cropped and Edited in PSE 5.0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/469444697_2a1fbefe10_o.jpg

fionndruinne
04-23-2007, 12:54 AM
Alright, I'm a wee bit proud of this one. Post processed in Lightroom with an antiqued photography filter, plus I pulled the highlights down, which had the effect of darkening most of the sky. It was a cloudy day, so the whole sky had ended up a distracting white. Shot at ISO 200, 1/160 sec., f/6.3 @ 38mm with -1 step exposure compensation.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/DSC_1960.jpg

Rooz
04-23-2007, 01:01 AM
beautiful composition. maybe a tiny bit too dark on the foreground, but i think it adds to the effect of eeriness. well done.

Kellie
04-23-2007, 06:41 AM
fionndruinne - Awesome shot!! The PP you applied is perfect. The "dead" surroundings with just a few flowers popping up on the edges really add to the effect of the tattered chair.

shoeytennis
04-23-2007, 07:41 AM
d50\
sigma 28-70 2.8

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/332/aadsc0029kk1.jpg

Camerajunkie
04-23-2007, 06:50 PM
Playing around some this afternoon.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/CamerajunkieD50/DSC_0090.jpg

Kellie
04-23-2007, 07:15 PM
Cute little guy, CJ!

Rooz
04-24-2007, 04:00 AM
i like the leaf veins in the first one.

shoeytennis
04-24-2007, 09:00 AM
nice pic rooz

d50
28-70 sigma 2.8
During the midle of the breaking of a tv

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8095/adsc0025copyel0.jpg

mugsisme
04-24-2007, 10:30 AM
nice work Andrew. You have such interesting things around you.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/471428238_a2df02546d.jpg
A tree at the park, taken with the 18-200 lens.

XaiLo
04-24-2007, 06:11 PM
Camerajunkie, Nice composition and story there.

Kellie, I like it.

Rooz, the color is outstanding great captures dude.

XaiLo
04-24-2007, 06:31 PM
Original:
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/mountain0.jpg

Camera Model : NIKON D40
Date modified : 2007:04:20 16:17:08
Exposure time [s] : 1/320
F-Number : 8.0
Exposure program : Manual (1)
ISO speed ratings : 200
EXIF version : 02.21
Metering mode : Multi-segment (5)
Flash : No flash
Focal length [mm] : 18.
User comment : Copyright 2007 XaiLo
Exposure mode : Manual (1)
White balance : Auto (0)



Photoshop
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/mountain.jpg

Chinsumo
04-24-2007, 06:39 PM
I thought the shadows the trees above me cast were really neat.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/vannachin/April%2021st/DSC_0048.jpg

Rooz
04-24-2007, 07:36 PM
thanks X. the colours you get out of this tam are amazing. none of them have any PP at all bar some cropping to frame better. no sharpening, no colour or saturation changes at all.

RAW> more vivid> colour type III and thats what you get straight out of the camera. it is my favourite lens at the moment.

K1W1
04-25-2007, 02:37 PM
Yarra River near Dights Falls - ANZAC day 2007

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/472820746_1530e5a5e4_b.jpg

D50
18-55 kits lens @ 19mm
1/320 sec
f6.3
ISO200

Camerajunkie
04-25-2007, 06:55 PM
I love it when they learn to clap. :) He's a cutie.

I just wish there was a way to get my youngest dancing to Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" to come out right...

Stoller
04-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Yarra River near Dights Falls - ANZAC day 2007

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/472820746_1530e5a5e4_b.jpg

D50
18-55 kits lens @ 19mm
1/320 sec
f6.3
ISO200

Nice color and reflection shot. You might have cropped or photoshoped the person and strutures out of the left side. I think they tend to draw the eye to them and are a distraction.:) Gotta love the D50.

Rooz
04-25-2007, 09:16 PM
lol good one stoller, i never noticed the bloke until you pointed it out. ;)
v nice reflection.

fionndruinne
04-25-2007, 09:18 PM
Methinks it could benefit from more vivid colors as well. Just a little post-processing could bring out the brilliance that was obviously present, especially in that reflection.

K1W1
04-26-2007, 12:05 AM
Thanks. I guess the cropping depends on the intended result. As an art photo the left needs to be cropped as a photo as part of a series about a bicycle path (that runs on the left) I wanted to leave it in.
I do intend to play with the colours though.

Rooz
04-26-2007, 01:27 AM
funny enuf i would probably go for an increase in contrast over a crop. i like the way you framed it so the river leads you down the centre of the image.