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ANP !!!
11-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Another one at the same place
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/4081160080_9fd38764a2_b.jpg

TNB
11-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Shot hockey again last night so that's pretty much two games I've yet to go through... tomorrow, I'm off to the neighboring state where I hope not to get stuck in the snow or drown in a flash flood. ;)

However, for now here's another photo from SEMA which ended today. Hopefully, this one won't bore you guys too much.

K1W1
11-06-2009, 08:57 PM
Another one at the same place


I have I told you that I hate you before now. :D:D

Cyberwlf
11-07-2009, 11:18 AM
^ More of that TNB :D

herc182
11-07-2009, 12:15 PM
another one from last week as the sun set...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4065512224_8c3d150f2e_b.jpg

AtlPikMan
11-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Heres a Shot from a Horse Show I attended a few weeks ago...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3485/4083882356_bb352335a0_b.jpg

K1W1
11-07-2009, 03:29 PM
A day of firsts. First use of a TC for sports, first use of a monopod and chair for sports, first two day game win for the season (210/6 vs 236/9) and the first time I have used a Mac to do this.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/4082361696_f289ebd6d4_b.jpg

Edit:
Looks can be deceiving. The ball had actually been beautifully hit and was in the process of traveling straight towards me for a 4.

Rooz
11-07-2009, 05:48 PM
another one from last week as the sun set...



that whole series is awesome. this is no different.


A day of firsts. First use of a TC for sports, first use of a monopod and chair for sports, first two day game win for the season (210/6 vs 236/9) and the first time I have used a Mac to do this.

Edit:
Looks can be deceiving. The ball had actually been beautifully hit and was in the process of traveling straight towards me for a 4.

what are your overall thoughts. to me that shot is as crystal clear as any other of yours so obviously there is bugger all quality lost.

Cyberwlf
11-07-2009, 06:43 PM
Maybe its just my perception but the bokeh of K1W1's shot seems to differ slightly from usual..same amount of granularity but more of a blurred look? But maybe it's just me..

rawpaw18
11-07-2009, 08:23 PM
Teeny Tiny Shroom

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2684/4082226307_80d237dda6_o.jpg

For some perspective
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/4082226373_80c5414128_m.jpg

achuang
11-07-2009, 09:59 PM
My nephew's 6 month photo.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/4083811299_7f321c4c67_o.jpg

K1W1
11-07-2009, 10:30 PM
That's a cheeky little critter. Wait till the girls find him. :-)

K1W1
11-07-2009, 10:40 PM
what are your overall thoughts. to me that shot is as crystal clear as any other of yours so obviously there is bugger all quality lost.

Overall good so far. Cricket is pretty straight forward the batsman stays fairly still so it's easy to focus and anticipate the action. f4 is about the minimum you need I think anyway even in the shot it looks to me that the tip of the bat may be a little OOF. I took plenty of other shots at up to f8 but seeing as our PC crashed yesterday arvo I can't access RAW files on the server with these Macs that kids use and that was the only photo I had put on Flickr before the crash. I have a brilliant one of Tim snicking the ball to the keeper for a caught behind. Ch 9 and Snicko can eat their hearts out. :-)

You can see a big difference in FOV from 200 to 280 mm.

There is a noticeable difference in the weight distribution, I didn't notice that with your TC. I think hand holding the 70-200 with the TC is going to take plenty of practice but now I have discovered the sit in the shade with monopod for Cricket the practice will have to wait till the Soccer season in march 2010.

I think a 300 f2.8 with 1.4x TC and a D300 will be the ultimate for Cricket now does anybody have a mask and a sawn off shotgun they can lend me?

TNB
11-08-2009, 11:07 AM
^ More of that TNB :D
Like that do you? ;) Here's one photo from yesterday taken with the D200, but there was only a red-headed female walking the water trial with me and one other guy. I sort of like another photo better that I have yet to do anything with or may not since there is a water drop smack toward the center of the lens.

AtlPikMan
11-08-2009, 12:41 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4087071752_1020956eab_b.jpg

N.C.F.
11-08-2009, 10:16 PM
Christmas card shots for the family here. Idea was to have them sleeping on the cover of the card, and then these more rough-housian photos on the inside.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4086637179_886fcb0903_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-09-2009, 05:04 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/4089511978_519c9d21a1_o.jpg

70-200 with ET's

More in the photo gallery if you like http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34908&page=3

Sir Les
11-09-2009, 05:09 AM
Ummm, is that a male or a female mushroom, rawpaw? :p

rawpaw18
11-09-2009, 05:18 AM
I placed the acorns in the shot to add interest, my
mind was too focused on photography to realize what
I had done. Never gave it a thought lol

VTEC_EATER
11-09-2009, 08:12 AM
Got my fiancée's engagement ring all done. Here's a shot of the new setting:

K1W1
11-09-2009, 01:52 PM
70-200 with ET's

You are getting extremely good at this.

Dollface
11-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Wow! It's been a long while since I've last posted...May I think. Been busy traveling, moving and other things. I have a lot of catching up to do! :)
Here is something I shot a few weeks ago. I just LOVE fall. Mother Natures last hurah before it gets cold.

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/Fallin Arches (2).jpg

BikerJohn
11-09-2009, 03:30 PM
Rich, let's see a picture of that 70-200 VR with Extension Tubes. That has to be one large setup....

DiamondSCattleCo
11-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Nice shot of the rock.

Anyone wanna start a pool as to how many times he waffled between the ring and a new lens? :D

rawpaw18
11-09-2009, 06:42 PM
Got my fiancée's engagement ring all done. Here's a shot of the new setting:

How much time do you have left? lol


You are getting extremely good at this.

Thanks Rich


Rich, let's see a picture of that 70-200 VR with Extension Tubes. That has to be one large setup....

I have only my crappy phone to shoot it with, I will see what i can do.

Classic96
11-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Here is one using the new RPS speedlite 20x20" softbox camera left and a 40" umbrella camera right for some fill. D200 and 17-55.

http://www.stillframesbynick.com/Clients/mattamanda/NGR5984/698575617_oX6aL-L.jpg

ANP !!!
11-10-2009, 08:27 AM
Shot on the way to Surat from Mumbai.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4093018242_22c88cb9cf_b.jpg

r3g
11-10-2009, 09:28 AM
Classic96 - that shot is perfectly executed!


Great atmosphere ANP, almost looks like an alien world or something lol.

TheObiJuan
11-10-2009, 04:45 PM
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/8988/dsc9144small.jpg

BikerJohn
11-10-2009, 06:39 PM
I love that framing Dollface.

Rooz
11-10-2009, 08:19 PM
70-200 with ET's

More in the photo gallery if you like http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34908&page=3

gorgeous framing and composition.


Here is one using the new RPS speedlite 20x20" softbox camera left and a 40" umbrella camera right for some fill. D200 and 17-55.



that is about as good as it gets. AWESOME !


Shot on the way to Surat from Mumbai.


beautiful atmosphere buddy.

photowerkz
11-11-2009, 01:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/sunrise2w.jpg

Classic96
11-11-2009, 08:43 PM
Thanks Rooz and r3g.. Those shots from that wedding almost didn't happen. I dropped (and broke) 1 SB-800 minutes before that and when we got to the golf course location, the ground was wet and there were golfers playing through. There was quite a bit of miss communication between the golf course and wedding planner.

I did manage to solder a new flash tube into the SB-800 and it seems to work like new, but I haven't field tested it yet. Total repair cost $23 :)

ANP !!!
11-11-2009, 10:08 PM
Great shot Photowerkz, great colors.

TNB
11-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Played around a little last night....

Mounted one pocket wizard at the bottom of my monopod, mounted my D200 on top with another pocket wizard, and then triggered the camera above the glass. More "regular" shots on my Flickr photostream. And another hockey game on Thursday night.

TheObiJuan
11-12-2009, 06:26 PM
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2421/dsc4128small.jpg

r3g
11-12-2009, 06:27 PM
Are the starts in the sky legit? Thats pretty cool.

Rooz
11-12-2009, 06:39 PM
i agree. how did you even get that shot ?

Classic96
11-12-2009, 08:24 PM
Really odd lighting in the foreground. Pretty awesome to look at!

K1W1
11-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Really odd lighting in the foreground. Pretty awesome to look at!

My pick is that it was way way underexposed to save it from being totally blown out then the foreground (which would probably have been almost black in the original RAW image) has been brought back in pp.

An uneducated guess.

r3g
11-12-2009, 10:18 PM
loving this lens...


http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/Personal/2009-11-08-Fort-Ross/DSC5184/708483130_zk8Qn-XL.jpg

TheObiJuan
11-13-2009, 12:28 AM
Only thing done in PP was add contrast/sharpen/straighten.

That's the beauty with Nikon metering and the D700.
I swapped to manual to fine tune the shutter speed so the ambient porch lights would kick in and light the foreground and also so the water would be rendered smoothly.

I've never had an easier time--and more enjoyable time--taking photos as I've had as result of swapping over to the D700.
I can't wait for the D700s to introduce video and usable ISO 12,800 and higher.

I just got my second D700 in yesterday. Shooting that DSC_001 on it was momentous. I kept putting off shooting something until I deemed it significant; really silly if you ask me, especially for a pro. :o


Edit: I checked the EXIF for this image and it was shot in Av, not Manual, but all of the shots in the series have nearly identical exposures. The water/clouds look is the only difference.

TNB
11-13-2009, 01:24 AM
A quick photo from tonight. The home team went home happy tonight.

Gintaras
11-13-2009, 07:42 AM
Played around a little last night....

Mounted one pocket wizard at the bottom of my monopod, mounted my D200 on top with another pocket wizard, and then triggered the camera above the glass. More "regular" shots on my Flickr photostream. And another hockey game on Thursday night.

this is some amazing shot, great skill and framing, love it all from top to bottom and from left to right. :eek:

erichlund
11-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Edit: I checked the EXIF for this image and it was shot in Av, not Manual, but all of the shots in the series have nearly identical exposures. The water/clouds look is the only difference.

Now we just have to cure you of Canon-speak. That's A, and Shutter priority is S, not Tv, which probably stands for Time-something with a v. ;-)

Cyberwlf
11-13-2009, 01:19 PM
Maybe it should be Tb...if the saying comes from Canon? :p

TheObiJuan
11-13-2009, 03:02 PM
Now we just have to cure you of Canon-speak. That's A, and Shutter priority is S, not Tv, which probably stands for Time-something with a v. ;-)

Oh geez!:p
That's right, mea culpa.


TNB, were you on the ice? The shot is so clear and perspective just plain wicked.

gen2roller
11-13-2009, 06:02 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2599/4101930998_312d5a3c8c_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-14-2009, 01:02 AM
You all are invited to my Birthday :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/4098254555_bc1d8f78ac_b.jpg

K1W1
11-14-2009, 01:08 AM
Happy Birthday I did notice that today was the day.

TNB
11-14-2009, 02:01 AM
this is some amazing shot, great skill and framing, love it all from top to bottom and from left to right. :eek:
Thanks. Gotta love the fisheye.

Now we just have to cure you of Canon-speak. That's A, and Shutter priority is S, not Tv, which probably stands for Time-something with a v. ;-)
Time value? ;)

TNB, were you on the ice? The shot is so clear and perspective just plain wicked.
Thanks. Not actually "on" the ice, but just on the other side of the plexiglass. :D

I did take this photo tonight while the doors were open to the ice. I haven't really looked at my latest set of photos, but am simply killing time until the battery is fully charged again so I can take jet photos in the morning and roller derby photos in the evening... Hurry up battery!

Happy B-Day ANP.

Aldor88
11-14-2009, 08:54 AM
Great shot TNB!

Happy Bday ANP!

scottman_00
11-14-2009, 10:35 AM
Happy Bday ANP

i think you'll need more chairs

dxrocnxj
11-14-2009, 12:43 PM
been super busy trying to get that diploma, but here's a shot from a restaurant job i'm doing.

first time with food photography, tell me what you think!
more details ont his and more photos at www.flickr.com/dylanbarnes

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2707/4099681868_7e4bf3fda8.jpg

K1W1
11-14-2009, 12:56 PM
tell me what you think!


Honestly?
I don't like as anything other than the sort of happy snap you would take with a camera phone send to a friend then forget.
IMO the whole plate should be visible not chopped off at the bottom, the reflections at the top are very distracting likewise the glass or whatever on the top left and the cutlery. These type of shots the food is the star and in this one it's not.
The subject is fairly ordinary the fries appear to be overcooked and the pile of stuff on the right is a mess, I can't even tell what it is.
I think the white plate is a problem
I would start with a much simpler food arrangement that was more visually appealing.
Go down to Borders or wherever and spend some time looking through Gourmet magazine or other publications in that section for ideas.

jcon
11-14-2009, 05:21 PM
I completely agree with K1W1. Food photography is extremely difficult to do. Normally, they undercook the food so its more photogenic and doesnt look wrinkly, burnt, etc..

I do think you could improve the shot but I also think the cook/chef could have done better also. The plate is dirty with a few black specs of something. Just over all not very appetizing.

K1W1s suggestion to look at a gourmet mag is a great suggestion.

TNB
11-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Heck, I've read stories where they have even not used cooked food but spray painted it, i.e. turkeys, in order to be photographed.

Here's a quick photo from today, must run now and shoot roller derby.

jcon
11-14-2009, 08:57 PM
Post up some derby pics when you can.. id like to see what its like on your side of the country!

dxrocnxj
11-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Honestly?
I don't like as anything other than the sort of happy snap you would take with a camera phone send to a friend then forget.
IMO the whole plate should be visible not chopped off at the bottom, the reflections at the top are very distracting likewise the glass or whatever on the top left and the cutlery. These type of shots the food is the star and in this one it's not.
The subject is fairly ordinary the fries appear to be overcooked and the pile of stuff on the right is a mess, I can't even tell what it is.
I think the white plate is a problem
I would start with a much simpler food arrangement that was more visually appealing.
Go down to Borders or wherever and spend some time looking through Gourmet magazine or other publications in that section for ideas.

i actually know nothing much of food photography, but i was walking around town snapping photos when i was calle dover by a few folks in front of a restaurant to come just take a few shots.

I posted it, seeing if i had any positive direction just going off of nothing, and i appreciate the criticism from teh both of you, i suppose i'll go take a trip to the book store!

N.C.F.
11-14-2009, 11:05 PM
Here Come the Mummies

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/4103890556_6b99d24fe9.jpg

TNB
11-15-2009, 12:38 AM
Post up some derby pics when you can.. id like to see what its like on your side of the country!
I'll probably go through the air show photos first. Either way, gives me a break from the hockey photos I shot Friday night. ;)

Here's another air show photo from Saturday.

Dollface
11-15-2009, 02:23 PM
Something I shot while taking some fall photos...

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/natures gateway b&w (2).jpg

achuang
11-15-2009, 03:34 PM
Went to Burkes lookout in Mt Dandenong to try out my recent purchase Nikon 18-35. Hoping to go back there during sunset, although I will have to check which direction the lookout faces. Did a couple of panoramas, one shot in landscape with 2 images. After a tip saying shoot the images vertically, I tried that out and here's the result of 6 images stitched in CS3. I can understand now why Thom Hogan stitches images together, rather than carry a D3X. The fullsize image is equivalent to about 26MP.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2640/4106575719_9b3af2b022_o.jpg

ANP !!!
11-15-2009, 03:37 PM
Thank You KIWI, TNB, Aldor & Scootman

Spectacular shot TNB
WOW, what a Panorama Andrew :O.

Winter Rainfall.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4104618651_d06c9b768c_b.jpg
34sec @ 10mm.

K1W1
11-15-2009, 04:17 PM
Went to Burkes lookout in Mt Dandenong to try out my recent purchase Nikon 18-35.

After a tip saying shoot the images vertically, I tried that out and here's the result of 6 images stitched in CS3.

First of all why were you up there without letting me know? I was out and about yesterday with camera and tripod on the bike looking for things to shoot at. :D
The real problem up there is haze, it's very difficult to get a clear shot with any great distance in the photo.

I use vertical for panoramas all the time, horizontal tends to end up with a photo that has no real height to it. Something I saw and tried recently is the shotgun approach rather than the careful approach. Just set up the focus and exposure manually then put the camera in continuous fast shooting mode and start on the left, finger on the trigger and swing towards the right. It worked really well when I tried it.
One more tip from Matt Kloskowski. Take a photo of your hand immediately before the panorama and immediately after the panorama then it's really obvious where it starts and stops when you are going through a whole days worth of photos that all look similar in thumbnail views.

achuang
11-15-2009, 04:40 PM
Do you know if Burkes lookout faces the sunset? With that technique, you'd have to be using a fairly high shutter speed I believe. Otherwise you'd get some motion blur from panning. I'll try that next time and see how that goes. Do you find you get too much overlap when you're shooting at 6fps?

K1W1
11-15-2009, 07:00 PM
Burkes lookout faces west so yes in that sense it faces the sunset. Whether you will see the sun through the trees will depend on the time if year and how far north or south the sun is. I would think that at the moment you should be okay.

I posted this a while ago so I won't repeat (large size here (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4021078253_e0b68b1bf8_o.jpg)) but I used the rotate technique on this and it came out really well. In fact the MS ICE software even sorted out the guys who were moving all with one click.

r3g
11-15-2009, 08:56 PM
A different take on the self portrait.

http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/photos/714539664_bVkEd-X3.jpg

ANP !!!
11-15-2009, 11:58 PM
R3g, that's quite a unusual take ;).

Rooz
11-16-2009, 03:37 AM
i need a longer lens...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4109008194_e4e4bf22a9_o.jpg

rawpaw18
11-16-2009, 04:12 AM
Unless the exif is off,
What 150mm are you shooting with? Sigma?

Rooz
11-16-2009, 04:14 AM
TC14 rich.

K1W1
11-16-2009, 04:31 AM
1.4 + a 1.7? :confused:

K1W1
11-16-2009, 04:32 AM
This is Australia after all.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/4108222633_3306469860_b.jpg

gsusmaniac
11-16-2009, 05:20 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4090092328_2d9fc1a3c3_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-16-2009, 12:43 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2658/4110201068_9508e63d08_b.jpg

Camerajunkie
11-16-2009, 02:23 PM
Love the pictures, guys (and gals.) I'm still here. I've tried to post but my Flickr isn't cooperating with me and I've been too busy to figure it out. Maybe soon. :)

Dollface
11-16-2009, 04:53 PM
Here's a family portrait I shot for a client a few weeks ago. I use to be a portrait photographer many many many moons ago for a local portrait studio. I forgot how exhausting shooting an 8 month old can be! LOL I really worked for my money the day I shot this little guy. :) I remembered the word "Achoo" in a high pitch voice for some reason makes little babies and kids giggle up a storm. It seemed to work in this shot...

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/3 jackson portrait (2).jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2009, 05:36 PM
Waay tooo long since I posted a pic so here goes.

This one will test your monitors! Looks dodgy blown on my recently calibrated LCD, far from blown on my better CRT.

It actually looked this colour in real life, it's not my dodgy photography. It's the residue from heap leachate copper refining in Moonta about 100 years ago.

Oh and just read thru about 30 pages of POTD thread, great shots everyone, some of yours ANP really stand out in my memory. Happy belated BDay too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2009, 05:39 PM
39-28-41

Degrees Celsius, what figures were you thinking of?
Spring in Adeladie has sprung.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2009, 05:42 PM
About 1,000 photos from last Saturdays Christmas Pageant to sort through. Here's a fav.

K1W1
11-16-2009, 07:42 PM
So I hear that it's starting to get cold up in the northern hemisphere. That's a shame, think I'll go for a swim.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2593/4108971898_e0902293e6_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-17-2009, 03:26 AM
i need a longer lens...



Ever try a Nikon 200mm f/4 micro?


This is Australia after all.



Snakes that big they cannot fit through a chain link fence?:eek:

rawpaw18
11-17-2009, 04:29 AM
Added a diy reflector to this shot, trying to add more fill
without having that flashed look. It has some promise.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/4112122076_ea0fd53d79_o.jpg

Sun off to the left with gold reflector to the right.
Mounted SB800 with diffuser fired but probably did not add much to shot, would of been above subject.

Sir Les
11-17-2009, 05:04 AM
Amongst the many outstanding photos in this thread, that one is superb, rawpaw. You can see where George Lucas got his ideas from for the various Starwars 'soldier' characters.

Aldor88
11-17-2009, 01:04 PM
Sunrise last week

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/4112305825_b6348c76c8_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-17-2009, 02:48 PM
Wonderful shot KIWI
WOW Rich, that macro is outstanding :O.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/4112631835_420165bb8f_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-17-2009, 06:16 PM
Thanks Sir Les and Anp!!

Abhishek you have out done yourself, beautiful shot!

DiamondSCattleCo
11-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Stunning shots everyone.


So I hear that it's starting to get cold up in the northern hemisphere. That's a shame, think I'll go for a swim.

Hope a Crockigator gits ya...

Rod
Hasn't been able to swim since August... Brrrrr....

TNB
11-17-2009, 10:31 PM
Post up some derby pics when you can.. id like to see what its like on your side of the country!
Here's a photo for you. More info at http://sincityrollergirls.com

K1W1
11-17-2009, 10:34 PM
Not only was it hot enough on Sunday to think about a swim it was still cool enough for a pleasant motorcycle ride around the hills. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/4108224571_a3c361b4c2_b.jpg

Dollface
11-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Great shots everyone! Each one is unique, different and creative...just lovely!

Here is another shot in my Family Portrait series.

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/6 jackson portrait border dc.jpg

jcon
11-18-2009, 01:27 AM
Here's a photo for you. More info at http://sincityrollergirls.com

Awesome! Thank you. It looks like you have much better lighting that what I get to work with, or is the D3 just THAT good?:(

TNB
11-18-2009, 10:09 AM
Awesome! Thank you. It looks like you have much better lighting that what I get to work with, or is the D3 just THAT good?:(
I did adjust some in post, i.e. brightness and at times white balance. The lighting sucked and was uneven if you know what I mean. Some photos had a yellow tint in certain areas and some were slightly brighter than others depending on where the players were positioned under the lights. In retrospect, I could have probably turned up the ISO some but that wouldn't have probably cured the uneven lighting. I have yet to see any photos from a few others who were there shooting Nikon D300's and Canons. Then I'll have a better comparison (at least in post). I can say the hockey photos came straight out of the camera much better, especially since the lighting wasn't so uneven and probably because the ice appears to help a lot.

r3g
11-18-2009, 02:26 PM
K1W1- I like the way the bokeh makes that tree look.

Dollface - Great portrait, the colors blend together very well.



http://r3g-media.smugmug.com/Personal/2009-11-08-Fort-Ross/DSC5184/708483130_zk8Qn-XL.jpg

jcon
11-18-2009, 04:07 PM
I did adjust some in post, i.e. brightness and at times white balance. The lighting sucked and was uneven if you know what I mean. Some photos had a yellow tint in certain areas and some were slightly brighter than others depending on where the players were positioned under the lights. In retrospect, I could have probably turned up the ISO some but that wouldn't have probably cured the uneven lighting. I have yet to see any photos from a few others who were there shooting Nikon D300's and Canons. Then I'll have a better comparison (at least in post). I can say the hockey photos came straight out of the camera much better, especially since the lighting wasn't so uneven and probably because the ice appears to help a lot.

Here is a recent one I shot, you can see just how bad the lighting is, and if i bump the ISO, well... you have a D200 so you know!

Dollface
11-18-2009, 09:16 PM
Appreciate the comment R3G. :) Here's another Fall photo I took a few weeks ago.

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/alone (4).jpg

TNB
11-18-2009, 11:16 PM
Here is a recent one I shot, you can see just how bad the lighting is, and if i bump the ISO, well... you have a D200 so you know!
Even shooting with the D200, I never hesitated to shoot ISO-1600 many a times and then ran it through Noise Ninja. ;) I'm also using Nik noise reduction software now. Most of the venues I shot also wouldn't allow flash.

Here's another roller derby photo taken without flash. I just rechecked the following photo since I rembered bumping up the ISO some, i.e. from 1600 to 2000. Shutter speed 1/640s at F/2.8. If I had to use the D200, I would have probably ended up using the faster 50mm at ISO-1600 like I did in basketball before getting the D3.

rawpaw18
11-19-2009, 03:39 AM
Jennifer, love the leaf, very nice

TNB That girl looks enormous! Those eyes of the girl in the green
looks like she has got a plan to take her out though.

Rooz
11-19-2009, 04:19 AM
Appreciate the comment R3G. :) Here's another Fall photo I took a few weeks ago.



thats fantastic.



Here's another roller derby photo taken without flash. I just rechecked the following photo since I rembered bumping up the ISO some, i.e. from 1600 to 2000. Shutter speed 1/640s at F/2.8. If I had to use the D200, I would have probably ended up using the faster 50mm at ISO-1600 like I did in basketball before getting the D3.

roller derby rocks man. great shot.

ANP !!!
11-19-2009, 04:39 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/4116533803_875beb3e51_b.jpg

Aldor88
11-19-2009, 08:24 AM
Roller derby o.O Is that some kinda Australian thing? Great pics tho, just seems kinda strange to me :).

AdamW
11-19-2009, 11:53 AM
The great sport of roller derby is a fine and wholesome American tradition. Going back decades, it provides spectators with the opportunity to watch scantily-clad women skate around a track and beat the hell out of each other. Reduced to it's essence, it's not too different from boxing or (American) football. Only with hard-ass ladies. And cool nicknames.

herc182
11-19-2009, 01:35 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4090092328_2d9fc1a3c3_b.jpg

Great technique. Really like this shot. How did you take it? And how is the rest of the photo not underexposed?



Sunrise last week

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/4112305825_b6348c76c8_b.jpg

That is a stunning shot. I love the atmosphere


Wonderful shot KIWI
WOW Rich, that macro is outstanding :O.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/4112631835_420165bb8f_b.jpg

Another great shot...you are pulling some great shots out of the bag everytime.

herc182
11-19-2009, 01:41 PM
I tell you what...I ignore this thread at my peril. Amazing stuff on here everytime. A truely talented collection of photographers


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/sunrise2w.jpg

Stunning


You all are invited to my Birthday :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/4098254555_bc1d8f78ac_b.jpg

This is amazing technique. And the way you put in the lettering is very creative. Just like "heroes" TV show :)


Thank You KIWI, TNB, Aldor & Scootman

Spectacular shot TNB
WOW, what a Panorama Andrew :O.

Winter Rainfall.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4104618651_d06c9b768c_b.jpg
34sec @ 10mm.

You are starting to annoy me now :) I am so jealous of the scenery....Stunning shot.


i need a longer lens...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4109008194_e4e4bf22a9_o.jpg

Rooz....another great macro. The borders are getting bigger...cracking colours and detail.

ANP !!!
11-19-2009, 01:49 PM
Thanks Herc :D.

herc182
11-19-2009, 01:55 PM
my effort last night. What I was most astounded by was that this is ISO 6400...!


50566

Dollface
11-19-2009, 03:04 PM
Here's another shot in my leaf series:

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/leaf trio border.jpg

iiaGavin
11-19-2009, 07:26 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4118933760_ebe2a8388f_b.jpg

TNB
11-20-2009, 12:05 AM
Here's another shot in my leaf series:
I prefer that one.

Not much color in this photo compared to Gavins, but here's a photo from last Friday night.

500mL
11-20-2009, 02:36 PM
I've fallen behind you guys. Great shots in here. Been really busy lately but I managed to capture a few snaps using my newly acquired Nikkor 35mm f1.8G. It was an open box (used) at B&H for $159. It was too hard to resist.

I've also managed to redo my photography site (http://www.wix.com/keenenbrown/folio) and add my blog page (http://keenenbrown.blogspot.com). Just need a nice self portrait to fill in my About page and it should be all set

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4116098715_a5e98ba7bf.jpg

Dollface
11-20-2009, 10:11 PM
Leaf Series part 3:

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/leaves are blue border.jpg

K1W1
11-21-2009, 02:56 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/4121061097_ebd396197e_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-21-2009, 03:59 AM
Wonderful shot Herc, the noise is nicely controlled.
Dollface, your leave series is wonderful love the blue tone.
Perfect timing Kiwi. nicely captured.

Dollface
11-21-2009, 03:18 PM
Thanks for your kind words ANP!
Leaf series #4:

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/red leaf collage border.jpg

K1W1
11-21-2009, 03:39 PM
#3 is my favourite so far. I love the colours.

Dollface
11-21-2009, 04:09 PM
#3 is my favourite so far. I love the colours.

Thanks K1W1...I am partial to #2.... :)

TNB
11-21-2009, 10:10 PM
After Michael Schumacher autographed one of my F1 hats today, I guess I should retire it.

eddie_dane
11-23-2009, 09:37 AM
A few from a catalog shoot the other day:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2536/4127752017_90c15a5017_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/4127753499_0b5ee90bcd_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4128517818_e8fd95f05b_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/4127746053_200586ccd3_b.jpg

First time I've used off-camera flash to this extent for a real job.

r3g
11-23-2009, 10:24 AM
Quality shots you have there. Wouldnt know that was your first real strobe job had u not said something.

Just a note, the guys face in the last shot looks a tab bit overexposed to me. Or maybe its just because its against a dark background.

eddie_dane
11-23-2009, 10:29 AM
Quality shots you have there. Wouldnt know that was your first real strobe job had u not said something.

Just a note, the guys face in the last shot looks a tab bit overexposed to me. Or maybe its just because its against a dark background.

I might need to tone it down again.

One detail that I am struggling through are the hotspots on cheeks, and teeth. The face may be perfectly exposed but I'm finding it's very easy to get very shiny face parts if you are not very careful. More for me to learn/watch out for.

photowerkz
11-23-2009, 12:12 PM
Nothing serious, just had to take a quick picture of my new baby :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/d700.jpg

Rooz
11-23-2009, 02:18 PM
congrats mate. you are going to do wonderful things with that tool and i cant wait.

jcon
11-23-2009, 02:42 PM
I might need to tone it down again.

One detail that I am struggling through are the hotspots on cheeks, and teeth. The face may be perfectly exposed but I'm finding it's very easy to get very shiny face parts if you are not very careful. More for me to learn/watch out for.

Eddie, one thing I try to do(in-studio) to prevent hotspots on the face is to have the subject put some powder make up on their face prior to the shoot. Its a little tougher convincing the men to do it, but its a big help in post! I dont know how practicle it would be on-location though. Just something to keep in mind.

AMDnut
11-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Just playin' around... been a while guys. To busy to shoot lately... :-(

AMDnut
11-23-2009, 09:34 PM
Another random shot...

Dollface
11-24-2009, 11:29 AM
Here's the last of my leaf series:

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/leaf rock leaf border.jpg

500mL
11-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Just an afternoon rush with the 35mm f1.8

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2683/4116868786_93cf1ae570_o.jpg

ANP !!!
11-24-2009, 01:40 PM
Nicely exposed Eddie, they turned out quite great.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/4131179177_4bb0c41900_b.jpg

Dollface
11-24-2009, 09:31 PM
[QUOTE=ANP !!!;398649]Nicely exposed Eddie, they turned out quite great.


Exquiste photo ANP! Very majestic. Well done! :) B&W always has a special place in my heart....beautiful!

Rooz
11-24-2009, 10:22 PM
Just an afternoon rush with the 35mm f1.8



beautifully done. love it.

500mL
11-25-2009, 09:12 AM
beautifully done. love it.

Thanks Rooz.

Late November isn't known for warm weather but we were lucky enough to schedule a post-wedding shoot and enjoyed every bit of this perfectly sunny and mild weather.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2557/4127001738_ac3c9757cf_o.jpg

Shot with 24-70 @ 32mm
1/4000 sec. @ f5

More from the series here (http://keenenbrown.blogspot.com/2009/11/edward-mulliens-pre-postwedding-session.html).

Any comments / tips are welcome :D
Have a great Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

photowerkz
11-25-2009, 01:48 PM
Just testing the d700+50 f1.8 on one of my loyal subjects :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/D700test.jpg

Rooz
11-25-2009, 01:56 PM
damn your good.

photowerkz
11-25-2009, 02:12 PM
damn your good.

Thank you, and right back at you! :) Your stuff is one of the reasons I got the d700 ;)

BikerJohn
11-25-2009, 07:48 PM
Wicked Cool!

ANP !!!
11-25-2009, 11:54 PM
Amazingly exposed photowerkz ;).

Dollface
11-26-2009, 12:00 AM
Here's another shot of a client's Family Portrait:

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/2 jackson portrait border.jpg

ANP !!!
11-26-2009, 03:22 AM
Well composed shot Dollface.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/4135784052_cf1648b46e_b.jpg

gsusmaniac
11-26-2009, 06:33 PM
Sometimes I love my D40...sometimes I hate it. This was a love day!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/4136404300_fc9769bc95_b.jpg

ANP !!!
11-26-2009, 11:03 PM
Greats shot GSU
I love every moment of it.

craigyc
11-27-2009, 12:16 AM
Some amazing shots on here! I'm getting jealous! Need to assign more time to shooting because I haven't picked up my D90 for weeks! hopefully I will get some time over the holidays!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/4136033985_5cf9d2e2d2_b.jpg

K1W1
11-27-2009, 12:22 AM
Is the cross hatch pattern a watermark or some sort of strange post processing effect?

DiamondSCattleCo
11-27-2009, 05:12 AM
I'd say a chain link fence...

ANP !!!
11-27-2009, 06:18 AM
I guess its the fence inbetween the tracks and the audience.

craigyc
11-27-2009, 12:33 PM
Yeah a really high chain fence! really hard to get photos unless you have a press pass :(

photowerkz
11-27-2009, 12:43 PM
I was looking through some of the pictures I took with the d300, and found this. Used the 35mm f1.8 af-s @ f2.8

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

TNB
11-27-2009, 02:19 PM
Photo of seven time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher racing karts locally this past weekend. Photo taken through a fence. ;) Also, hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving Day had a good turkey day.

500mL
11-27-2009, 05:10 PM
I was looking through some of the pictures I took with the d300, and found this. Used the 35mm f1.8 af-s @ f2.8

Great shot with the 35mm. Is that the new G version?

r3g
11-27-2009, 05:28 PM
Judging by the edges of those flowers in the background it is. I love that lens but that gets annoying sometimes. Still an awesome shot though :)

photowerkz
11-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Great shot with the 35mm. Is that the new G version?

Thanks. Yes, it was the new one. Horrible ca's wide open, but other than that a nice lens.

photowerkz
11-28-2009, 04:10 AM
Bought some new lenses today and had to whip out the paper bag again :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/2485.jpg

(D700 + 50mm f1.8)

DiamondSCattleCo
11-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Well since Photowerkz is showing off his new lenses, I'll toss a couple up that I took with my new Sigma 70-200 that showed up a couple days ago. Pardon the noise though. Forgot I had the camera set to ISO 800 :(


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2606/4142522416_66696c30b7_o.jpg

This ones a little soft and the lighting is so wrong, but the rats were having fun while I fixed fence...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/4142523042_33382b86a0_o.jpg

domenic
11-29-2009, 04:26 AM
Would really love some cc please gents.

domenic
11-29-2009, 04:31 AM
Would really love some cc please gents.

photowerkz
11-29-2009, 07:01 AM
D700 + nikkor 85mm f1.8 @ f8

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/nightpano2w.jpg

TheObiJuan
11-29-2009, 09:59 AM
That's a beautiful image, Photowerkz.

The one thing I noticed since moving from Canon to the D700 was that tonal gradients in darker skies are sometimes very noticeable, especially when doing slight tweaking in post.

Does anyone else see this in D700 files?

Rooz
11-29-2009, 02:01 PM
Would really love some cc please gents.

domenic, very nice shot. i think you need to bump up the contrast a bit to make it really pop out. tis a bit flat.


D700 + nikkor 85mm f1.8 @ f8



stunner mate



The one thing I noticed since moving from Canon to the D700 was that tonal gradients in darker skies are sometimes very noticeable, especially when doing slight tweaking in post.

Does anyone else see this in D700 files?

absolutely. you get more shades in all aspects. that's just the ability of the sensor to distinguish light gradients in when you think its just "black". it is not however, a "nikon thing". i noticed this in the fuji s5 years ago and when using the MkII i noticed it specifically in the highlights, (mainly cos i was helping to shoot a wedding at the time). what im amazed at is just how much tonal separation you can get when bringing blacks/ whites back in raw.

all this talk about iso noise is such ROT. i detest how much time people put into talking about this rubbish. it has become almost the online definition of how good a camera is. how many times do you see a thread on a new camera and the only thing tested is iso performance ? screw that, give me DR any day. rendition of subtle tonal changes is a beautiful thing.

Rooz
11-29-2009, 02:17 PM
14-24

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4144321641_b092d5960d_o.jpg

photowerkz
11-29-2009, 02:27 PM
Nice, very dramatic. Have you tried pulling the saturation way down, just leaving a very matte layer of color on it?

Rooz
11-29-2009, 02:30 PM
no, B&W with a 5% red tint. i'm surprised you picked it up. shoulda know you would have. lol still having loads of issues with clipping whites. i need a tutor.

herc182
11-29-2009, 02:46 PM
all this talk about iso noise is such ROT. i detest how much time people put into talking about this rubbish. it has become almost the online definition of how good a camera is. how many times do you see a thread on a new camera and the only thing tested is iso performance ? screw that, give me DR any day. rendition of subtle tonal changes is a beautiful thing.

I totally agree...thats all the tests focus around. HOWEVER - I have now noticed what a difference it makes to be able to shoot at ISO 1600 or higher when needed, with NO degradation to image quality, saturation or tonal graduations (that I can tell).
When walking about the forrest near me, it gets dark in there. Put on ISO auto up to 3200 and I wont really notice a drop in quality.

Opens up a whole different world of shooting !

One from the weekend (cant remember iso...around 640?!)

Actually just checked...it was ISO 1250!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4142887285_e4ffaec2db_b.jpg

K1W1
11-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Am Aermacchi Chimera 175. One of only 119 produced between 1957 and 1961.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4142727919_e631dd95be_b.jpg

photowerkz
11-29-2009, 05:03 PM
My suggestion Rooz, as I sent you a PM about (so we're all clear that I'm not doing PP work on other people's pictures and putting them out here without permission) is this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/4000460971_c2bf61314d_ocopy.jpg

Just adds a bit of drama imho, and the whole job took about 15 minutes.

Rooz
11-29-2009, 05:33 PM
goddam....thats AWESOME !
love it. thanks for taking the time.

TNB
11-29-2009, 05:38 PM
One of my photos from yesterday from a hand held 3-shot HDR. I created another version of the same photo with a more grunge look. It's just too bad the weather conditions weren't like when I took a photo of "elephant rock" a while back, i.e. actually rained then instead of just cloud cover. Oh well.

herc182
11-30-2009, 01:31 AM
14-24

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4144321641_b092d5960d_o.jpg

That is stunning...great shot. Did you PP the clouds or were they like that? And if so what the hell you doing so near those waves with a D700 + 14-24 :)

dont you get a load of sea spray?

Rooz
11-30-2009, 02:35 AM
thanks phil. there is a little l&C on the clouds but nothing too extravagant. alot more post on the water ripples etc yes i was close, (about knee deep at times). yes it was raining. yes i got wet. yes i had HEAPS of fun !!

i handheld the filters and used a chamois cloth to clean em.

herc182
11-30-2009, 02:57 AM
what PP did you do on the ripples?

Knee deep! Jesus, I dont have that dedication (or balls)

Rooz
11-30-2009, 03:06 AM
i used a fair bit of burning to bring out the shadows of the rocks under the water

Rooz
11-30-2009, 03:08 AM
105+tc14+R1

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/4146923396_4af2b860d8_o.jpg

500mL
11-30-2009, 09:18 AM
105+tc14+R1


Nice alien shot Rooz! I miss shooting bugs.

500mL
11-30-2009, 09:20 AM
14-24

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4144321641_b092d5960d_o.jpg

Just amazing!

Rooz
11-30-2009, 11:47 AM
thanks mate. :)

50 @1.4 sb800 w/grid

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/4147987714_d901419fec_o.jpg

Aldor88
11-30-2009, 01:03 PM
Great stuff Rooz.

photowerkz
11-30-2009, 01:26 PM
Had to return here, without shooting a car, to get a picture of just the building.

D700 + Nikkor 24mm f2.8 @ f8
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fornebuw.jpg

herc182
11-30-2009, 01:37 PM
photowerkz thats amazing shot. Love it. What PP did you do on it? Looks fantastic

photowerkz
11-30-2009, 01:47 PM
Thank you. The picture contains parts from 3 different exposures, and parts of the picture is mirrored to make it more symetrical. Played with contrast, levels, saturation, curves, hue, added some layers to adjust various things (for instance: instead of burn/dodge tool, I tend to use a layer set to blend mode "soft light" and draw on it with white or black to adjust the light), sharpened it, select -> color range, selective color and probably a few things I forgot or don't want to give away ;)

herc182
11-30-2009, 01:59 PM
wow...thats some PP. I would have lost interest after levels :)

StuartN
11-30-2009, 06:17 PM
14-24

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4144321641_b092d5960d_o.jpg

Wow, just incredible. Theres something foreboding about that shot. I really like it, something I would definitely frame and put up on the wall!

I gotta get that 14-24 to go with my 24-70...

StuartN
11-30-2009, 06:23 PM
It's been a while since I posted any pics, just been so busy. The images are just getting better & better.

Here's one of the new car, with just a few minor tweaks in Lightroom.

Nikkor 24-70 - f/8 @ 1/80

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/4126277601_85f4affc95_b.jpg

K1W1
11-30-2009, 06:55 PM
I'm not sure about the front wheels at an angle like that. I think I'd prefer straight on.

What's the car? It looks like what we would call a Honda Type R. I assuming that's an Accura badge on the front.

r3g
11-30-2009, 08:07 PM
I dunno, at first glance the wheels do look strange but I think it gives the shot a little more character than it would have with the wheels straight. Looks like a TSX.

StuartN
11-30-2009, 08:21 PM
It's a 2010 Acura TL (similar to the US spec Honda Accord), just slightly larger than the TSX (based on the Euro spec Honda Accord).

I had the wheels turned just to give a bit more depth I guess...

Rooz
12-01-2009, 02:14 AM
http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Children/Lucas-2yrs/2009-12-01-4107/728811726_JRWwU-XL.jpg

K1W1
12-01-2009, 03:20 AM
And who has been to sit on Father Christmas' lap then? (the hat)

Rooz
12-01-2009, 03:36 AM
nope. wouldnt do it. got the hat and the key-ring, (wtf with that for a kid ???), and shook his hand but said "i'm not a baby" and refused to sit on his knee. lol

K1W1
12-01-2009, 04:15 AM
Good on him. That's one smart kid.

photowerkz
12-01-2009, 10:28 AM
Tried shooting the moon again.. It's the first time since buying the D700 that I've missed the benefit the crop factor on the d300 gave me (giving me an extra 500mm).

D700 + sigma 150-500mm + sigma x2 teleconverter

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

Maybe I need to stack another x2 teleconverter on there, making it 2000mm? :D

500mL
12-01-2009, 03:52 PM
Tried shooting the moon again.. It's the first time since buying the D700 that I've missed the benefit the crop factor on the d300 gave me (giving me an extra 500mm).

D700 + sigma 150-500mm + sigma x2 teleconverter

Maybe I need to stack another x2 teleconverter on there, making it 2000mm? :D

That's some crazy detail there, photowerkz.

An unusual portrait of my friend Rockband-ing it.
I don't shoot this kind of portrait shots but I dig this one for some reason :D

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DRhPTq82-n0/SxSjUkrLG0I/AAAAAAAADNM/iKxhbghz4oE/s1600/DSC_1335.jpg

Turo
12-02-2009, 02:34 PM
14-24

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4144321641_b092d5960d_o.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/4000460971_c2bf61314d_ocopy.jpg

Wow and wow! Both images look superb!

Rooz
12-02-2009, 02:55 PM
I don't shoot this kind of portrait shots but I dig this one for some reason :D


for very good reason, they are brilliant.

id consider bumping your contrast way up though. the flatness of that mono conversion doesnt convey the energy that the shots deserve imo.

Turo
12-02-2009, 05:56 PM
I haven't posted/taken pictures in so long, I'm almost forgetting how to do it...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2743/4153690209_3b5074c0ca_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/4153690209/)

Dollface
12-02-2009, 08:25 PM
Saw TRAIN in concert last month in Chicago. Here's one of the shots I took at the concert.

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/pat kneeling 3 border.jpg

Alana
12-02-2009, 09:42 PM
Fantastic shot Dollface! Love the energy and sincerity in it.

500mL
12-03-2009, 07:48 AM
for very good reason, they are brilliant.

id consider bumping your contrast way up though. the flatness of that mono conversion doesnt convey the energy that the shots deserve imo.

Thanks Rooz.

I might just try that. I was too concerned that if I heighten the contrast, it may lose the detail on his shirt and facial expression. I'll play around it more and see what I come out of it. :)

Dollface
12-03-2009, 03:15 PM
Thanks Alana for your comments! TRAIN is one of my fav bands. Their music is brilliant!
I have seen them 3 times in the last 4 months. Any chance I can see them in concert, I am SO there! :D

Here's another shot. Similar to the last shot but Pat has a different expression and so it gives the shot a totally different feel.

TRAIN Concert - Chicago 11-2-09 #2
http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/pat kneeling border 1.jpg

domenic
12-03-2009, 04:08 PM
I have bumped up the contrast a little and also the blacks.

What you guys think?

Alana
12-04-2009, 12:36 AM
Thanks Alana for your comments! TRAIN is one of my fav bands. Their music is brilliant!
I have seen them 3 times in the last 4 months. Any chance I can see them in concert, I am SO there! :D

Here's another shot. Similar to the last shot but Pat has a different expression and so it gives the shot a totally different feel.

TRAIN Concert - Chicago 11-2-09 #2

Another great shot, although I have to say I prefer the first one. :) I am always impressed with awesome concert shots, because I know it's such a tough environment to shoot in!

Don't think I have heard any of TRAIN's stuff - I'll have to check them out sometime!

Actually, sorry, I should probably introduce myself, I've been stalking this thread for about the past year (I got my first DSLR on NYE last year, a lovely little D40 - now I'm on to a D90), but could never quite bring myself to post. The quality here is so high, and I've been getting to know my equipment and hoping to be able to participate some day!

Anyway, here's a shot I took last weekend that I quite liked. :) Taken with my Phoenix 100mm Macro lens, which is a bit of an old piece of junk, but seems to do the job! Handheld, no flash (just strong sun).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4140892614_556ca40cea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanaodowd/4140892614/)

ANP !!!
12-04-2009, 04:34 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/4151971047_f0eaa28825_b.jpg

Turo
12-04-2009, 09:06 AM
^^^ Gorgeous colors!

K1W1
12-04-2009, 01:19 PM
I've been stalking this thread for about the past year (I got my first DSLR on NYE last year, a lovely little D40 - now I'm on to a D90), but could never quite bring myself to post. The quality here is so high, and I've been getting to know my equipment and hoping to be able to participate some day!

Well it would have to be a very big welcome to you then, and don't worry about the quality thing just post what you like. One of the great things around here are that any criticisms are genuine and helpful unless you are Rooz in which case you are fair game. :D

Alana
12-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Well it would have to be a very big welcome to you then, and don't worry about the quality thing just post what you like. One of the great things around here are that any criticisms are genuine and helpful unless you are Rooz in which case you are fair game. :D

Thanks K1W1, and I will keep that in mind. ;)

AtlPikMan
12-04-2009, 09:47 PM
50mm 1.8 Iso 200 I Like the way this one turned out...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/4158830211_90262a7a6a_b.jpg

r3g
12-04-2009, 10:01 PM
as do i. its a really genuine "in the moment" portrait.

Dollface
12-04-2009, 10:23 PM
Great photo AtlPikMan! Love the photojournalistic style. :)

ANP all I can say is GOREOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!

Alana what a lovely pic and WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!

K1W1
12-05-2009, 02:11 AM
No fences at Cricket but I need a longer lens. Anybody have a 200-400 f4 for sale?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/4158992965_81b8cd3186_b.jpg

photowerkz
12-05-2009, 02:46 AM
Did a little light painting the other night at a "sign" boneyard.

Very cool picture. It had me going "what am I looking at?" and it captured me enough to sit at look at it for a while, compared to a lot of other stuff that I flicker through with only a minor "that's good" thought before I move on.

Alana
12-05-2009, 07:30 AM
TNB - Wow, what a fascinating pic. Great work!

Dollface - Thanks! :)

Dollface
12-05-2009, 10:54 AM
TRAIN in Concert #3
Chicago - 11/2/09

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/pat jimmy border.jpg

Alana
12-05-2009, 10:02 PM
K1W1 - great cricket shot!!

Took this shot at a Chinese restaurant with my D40 and 50mm 1.4, and rather liked how it turned out, so I guess it was worth the odd looks from my dining companions. :P

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3625/4037172145_fe73e59258_b.jpg

Dollface
12-05-2009, 10:39 PM
Great Shot Alana! :)

K1W1
12-05-2009, 10:53 PM
I guess it was worth the odd looks from my dining companions.

You will get used to that. :)

K1W1
12-06-2009, 12:08 AM
Ten months after the fires and still very little regrowth.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4162084432_660566264d_b.jpg

cyclone2
12-06-2009, 04:43 AM
Not been here for a while.
May as well stick one up :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2536/4159718593_9b580833d9.jpg

D700, Tamron 17-35 @ 17mm, ISO200, f/4 (I think).

Looks better bigger - here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclone5/4159718593/sizes/o/)

rallysman
12-06-2009, 07:34 PM
Long time lurker here..........
D50/28-200 with SB-600 fired via audio trigger
http://uglygreencouch.net/pics/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2995

K1W1
12-06-2009, 08:06 PM
Long time lurker here..........
D50/28-200 with SB-600 fired via audio trigger


No, no you can't post photos like that with some explanation of the technique. "Auto trigger" just doesn't cut it.
Now, welcome and tell all. :D

Turo
12-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Long time lurker here..........
D50/28-200 with SB-600 fired via audio trigger


Welcome, and GREAT shot! Were you shooting the can? If so, how did you get the timing so perfect?

AtlPikMan
12-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Tamron 17-50....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/4165220344_71ea846991_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4165319804_65ff29ea44_b.jpg

rallysman
12-06-2009, 08:26 PM
No, no you can't post photos like that with some explanation of the technique. "Auto trigger" just doesn't cut it.
Now, welcome and tell all. :D

lol. I built a circuit to fire the flash when it "hears" something.
Here's a quick drunken explanation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Vd3ppUtXc

obviously the beer can shot was in a different environment :)

erichlund
12-07-2009, 09:51 AM
LOL. Being a wine drinker, I can't say for sure, but based on what I have heard from friends, that's an excellent use for that brand. Of course, I really don't like beer, so I may be just a bit biased. ;)

rallysman
12-07-2009, 10:29 AM
LOL. Being a wine drinker, I can't say for sure, but based on what I have heard from friends, that's an excellent use for that brand. Of course, I really don't like beer, so I may be just a bit biased. ;)

You are absolutely correct. It's only good for blowing up:)

Rooz
12-07-2009, 11:57 AM
Long time lurker here..........
D50/28-200 with SB-600 fired via audio trigger
http://uglygreencouch.net/pics/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2995

thats just bad ass man !! awesome job.

Aldor88
12-07-2009, 01:29 PM
Long time no post, heres a recent shot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/4167314432_8d403dc803_b.jpg



Long time lurker here..........
D50/28-200 with SB-600 fired via audio trigger

Nice one!

Dollface
12-07-2009, 03:43 PM
Train Concert #5
Chicago 11/2/09

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/jimmy guitar 3 border2.jpg

rallysman
12-07-2009, 04:41 PM
Long time no post, heres a recent shot:





Nice one!

Thank you! That's a very interesting shot. I love the haze.


Train Concert #5
Chicago 11/2/09

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Nice one! Shooting concerts is much harder than I thought it would be. Here's one I got from a Nine Inch Nails show earlier this year.

http://uglygreencouch.net/pics/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2666

Alana
12-08-2009, 05:44 AM
Wow, great shots everyone! :)

Here's mine for the day!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/3827301230_a4d85956c3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanaodowd/3827301230/in/set-72157615655857482/)

From when I visited a bee hive a few months back.

Aldor88
12-08-2009, 06:48 AM
Wow, great shots everyone! :)

Here's mine for the day!

From when I visited a bee hive a few months back.
Ughh! :eek:, I have a phobia for bees and that shot makes me squirm.

eddie_dane
12-08-2009, 07:09 AM
Long time lurker here..........
D50/28-200 with SB-600 fired via audio trigger

The fact that you chose a PBR can makes all the difference in the world. Nice shot (pun)

ANP !!!
12-08-2009, 07:56 AM
Fabulous shot TNB.
Perfect timing KIWI.
Great shots Dollface.
WOW, those are unbelievable Rallysman.
Alana, how close you were to the Bee Hive ?? I would think twice before going so close to them lol.

Taken from a running bus, thus the details arent that sharp
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2649/4169058430_94f6087748_b.jpg

Alana
12-08-2009, 08:02 AM
Aldor88 - Bwahaha, sorry!

ANP - Close enough to be holding the honeycombs and having bees crawl all over me and dive bomb my head! I was in full protective gear though, so it was fine. :)

That's an impressive shot to get from a bus! Where is that?

ANP !!!
12-08-2009, 08:51 AM
That's great, you could actually hear them communicate then.

It was taken at Binsar in the state of Uttarakhand, not a famous place, but so far the most beautiful place I consider, planning to go again when it snows.

Dollface
12-08-2009, 05:11 PM
I shot a family portrait this weekend for xmas. Here is a shot of a 2 yr old I took at the botanical garden here in Milwaukee.

http://www.ccswing.com/MilwaukeeTalks/upload/sophie nutcracker 2a (2).jpg

Aldor88
12-08-2009, 06:32 PM
Another foggy shot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/4166554075_5345ddbe78_b.jpg

rallysman
12-08-2009, 06:58 PM
Nice shot aldor88!

I'll keep playing as well

http://uglygreencouch.net/pics/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1580

Alana
12-08-2009, 08:49 PM
Dollface - Aw, what a cutie!

Aldor88 - Wow, love the fogginess, although I don't know, it seems like it needs a little more punch to it... Does it work if you up the contrast a bit, and maybe add a slight vignette?

rallysman - Stunning!

Dollface
12-08-2009, 09:29 PM
Dollface - Aw, what a cutie!

Thanks Alana...yes I had to work for this shot...can you say terrible twos? Plus she kept on wanting to look at the picture after I'd take one....we finally had to bribe her with m&ms. lol

Myboostedgst
12-08-2009, 11:23 PM
I live just 15 mins from the Botanical Gardens. The pictures look great BTW.

DiamondSCattleCo
12-09-2009, 05:20 AM
Rallysman,

Very nice shots. Now pull it all together with one of you shooting the PBR can IN that church :)

Alana
12-09-2009, 08:33 PM
Rallysman,

Very nice shots. Now pull it all together with one of you shooting the PBR can IN that church :)

I'd definitely be interested to see that shot! ;)

Rooz
12-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Nice shot aldor88!

I'll keep playing as well



beautiful image.

Myboostedgst
12-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Went walking around my building looking for something to shoot with my new D3000. Got this camera about 2 hours before this shot. This kit lens sucks the big one.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/4171431320_aa96b5a7ae_b.jpg

Rooz
12-09-2009, 10:52 PM
if the kit lens is the 18-55VR then, no it doesn't. i have that lens and its great, (for what it is).

Myboostedgst
12-09-2009, 11:51 PM
if the kit lens is the 18-55VR then, no it doesn't. i have that lens and its great, (for what it is).
Yes, it is the VR 18-55 DX. It isn't that great at shooting low light. I went to the local skateboard park and tried shooting some photos. Since I had to have the shutter speed extremely fast, all my pictures turned out way to dark. I am sure that getting a external flash would help things out a bunch, but my bundget isn't there quite yet. I would like to get a much better low light lens, possibly even a prime.

I have yet to shoot in the daytime with it though. Is it really a great lens though? I was under the impression that almost all kit lenses were pretty much useless.

K1W1
12-10-2009, 12:20 AM
I was under the impression that almost all kit lenses were pretty much useless.

Kit lenses are certainly not pro lenses by any stretch of the imagination but you are not paying $2000 for them either. Generally in reasonable light the Nikon kit lenses are very good value for what Nikon charge for them and way better than the equivalent offerings from Canon for example. You have to remember that kit lenses are exactly that, kit lenses they are designed to fulfil the needs of the widest possible user range at the minimum price to the manufacturer. If your requirements are specific, say low light, macro or wide angle then you need to look to other lenses that is presumably why you purchased a DSLR in the first place because of the ability to use multiple specialist lenses.

There is no way I would say that the Nikon kit lenses suck without qualification.

r3g
12-10-2009, 12:26 AM
Using the square dish to warm up a bit.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2609/4173145023_6c847d273c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/4173145023/)

Gintaras
12-10-2009, 01:17 AM
Went walking around my building looking for something to shoot with my new D3000. Got this camera about 2 hours before this shot. This kit lens sucks the big one.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/4171431320_aa96b5a7ae_b.jpg

what you complaint about? this image looks pretty fine since this is indoors, like others told take kit lens for what it is worth.

btw, nice house you got, interesting interior mix.

enjoy your D3000 ;)

Gintaras
12-10-2009, 01:19 AM
Nice shot aldor88!

I'll keep playing as well

http://uglygreencouch.net/pics/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1580

pretty nice image, well exposed IMO

Rooz
12-10-2009, 02:20 AM
Yes, it is the VR 18-55 DX. It isn't that great at shooting low light. I went to the local skateboard park and tried shooting some photos. Since I had to have the shutter speed extremely fast, all my pictures turned out way to dark. I am sure that getting a external flash would help things out a bunch, but my bundget isn't there quite yet. I would like to get a much better low light lens, possibly even a prime.

I have yet to shoot in the daytime with it though. Is it really a great lens though? I was under the impression that almost all kit lenses were pretty much useless.

it isnt a large aperture lens so in low light it will struggle purely for that reason. that has nothing to do with the quality of the images the lens produces though.

remember we're talking relative terms here. its a $150 lens. i'm by no means saying that its as good as $1000 lens but for what it is, it's pretty damn impressive.

if you want a good low light lens think about the cheap 35mm f1.8DX. great lens in low light cos you can improve your shutter speed and lower you iso.

VTEC_EATER
12-10-2009, 08:10 AM
I'm feeling patriotic today: