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Myboostedgst
07-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Went out and shot for the first time in 2 weeks. :o I liked this picture, although it is a cropped version of the original. I spent a little time in photoshop adjusting the contrast and saturation. C/C appreciated.

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9972/treewater.jpg

K1W1
07-24-2010, 09:32 PM
Love that. See what having a good bag does for your photography. :)

Myboostedgst
07-24-2010, 09:37 PM
Love that. See what having a good bag does for your photography. :)
:p Although it was made as a joke, I do fully agree with you. The entire time while I was walking around I was as comfortable as I could have hoped for. Honestly, as soon as I took the camera out of the bag and put it around my neck, I completely forgot that I was still wearing the bag.

Oh, and I am sure the new lens helped a little as well. :D

jcon
07-24-2010, 09:45 PM
Went out and shot for the first time in 2 weeks. :o I liked this picture, although it is a cropped version of the original. I spent a little time in photoshop adjusting the contrast and saturation. C/C appreciated.

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9972/treewater.jpg


Has the flash flooding let up over there in Milwaukee? We got hammered here in La Crosse last night and today... soutside of the city lost all its power for several hours last night. I heard your airports were shut down... hope its letting up!

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-25-2010, 12:29 AM
Love it boosted, can't suggest any changes.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-25-2010, 12:32 AM
Kids, I'd have nothing to post without em:o

photowerkz
07-26-2010, 04:31 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/events/NSKvaaler/nskv47.jpg

Rooz
07-26-2010, 04:55 AM
Kids, I'd have nothing to post without em:o

that first shot is a stunner mate. just a beautiful moment. love it as a mono aswell.

K1W1
07-26-2010, 05:22 AM
that first shot is a stunner mate. just a beautiful moment. love it as a mono aswell.

Agreed and agreed.
I hope that they don't become camera shy too quickly (they will).
How old are the plastic men?They look like the sort we used to have when I was a kid.

DiamondSCattleCo
07-26-2010, 11:23 AM
Very nice.

My kids won't let me play with their toys anymore :(

Myboostedgst
07-26-2010, 02:40 PM
Has the flash flooding let up over there in Milwaukee? We got hammered here in La Crosse last night and today... soutside of the city lost all its power for several hours last night. I heard your airports were shut down... hope its letting up!
It is pretty much back to normal everywhere besides the rivers. There were complete streets closed around here for almost an entire night. There was even a good stretch of freeway closed. As I am sure you heard, we also had that SUV swallowed by the sinkhole litteraly 10mins from UW-Milwaukee (Where I go to school). For those of you who havent heard about it, here is a link if you are interested. (It is worth watching at least the first few seconds to see the video of it)

http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-100725-sinkhole-suv,0,7415824.story

And thanks to all for the compliments.

K1W1
07-26-2010, 03:46 PM
I like the One Way sign that was sort of angled down towards the hole.
It's amazing what goes in the world that you never hear about. We all live our lives thinking that where we live is important and that we know what's going on but really neither is the case.

Cyberwlf
07-26-2010, 05:44 PM
Continuing my recent Switzerland theme...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4817007598_09c08e86ce_z.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4817007598_09c08e86ce_b.jpg)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4816952970_f550d9d1c2_b.jpg

Falconest174
07-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Here is an Egret that seemed to have a bit of an itch. It stood for about a minute poking at it's chin trying to get the itch. I can't stand that long on one leg and I am not as top-heavy.:confused:

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-27-2010, 04:56 AM
How old are the plastic men?They look like the sort we used to have when I was a kid.

About 30+ years, they were my and my brothers old ones. Now the kids play with them when they visit Grandmas for a Sunday Roast:).

K1W1
07-27-2010, 05:00 AM
Thought so. I'm guessing that the WWII soldier may be even older. You should macro them before they disappear.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-27-2010, 05:16 AM
Another holiday shot.

K1W1
07-27-2010, 05:17 AM
Love the colours in No. 1

photowerkz
07-27-2010, 06:04 AM
d700 + 105mm vr, outside in the garden.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/105vr02.jpg

anco85
07-27-2010, 06:07 AM
DPR, those shots are breathtaking.

You're getting very good at handling that camera. I remember some of the shots you posted right at the start and no disrespect meant, but they were pretty pale in comparison.

Wish I could progress that quickly.

500mL
07-27-2010, 07:46 AM
d700 + 105mm vr, outside in the garden.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/105vr02.jpg

Amazing droplets man! The 105 VR doesn't disappoint and always one of my fav lenses to bring on every trip.

500mL
07-27-2010, 07:53 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4820246282_bf72bc0fbc_b.jpg

photowerkz
07-27-2010, 08:20 AM
Very nice 500mL, really sets a mood. Looks like something out of a catalogue.

student
07-27-2010, 08:45 AM
It is really hard to post afer you guys ;). You set the bar quite high. My pic is not as good but you might like the formation/moment it was captured.

The weather was really crappy and the all clouds made a bright sky. I had to overexpose quite a bit - the planes are supposed to produce white lines of smoke which are lost...

Falconest174
07-29-2010, 06:23 PM
DPR;
Here is one of the typical North American Orb Weaver Spiders. Unlike many of your Aussie Spiders most North American spiders are relatively harmless, only the Black Widow and Brown Recluse are dangerous to people.
Argiope Aurentia, female with egg sac, also known as Writing Spider. With about a 3" leg span, it is one of the larger spiders. Reddish color of legs is due to back-lighting from the sun shining through them.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Nice spider. We've got golden orb weavers too but a different species. Also non poisonous.

Did I mention I since learned that Red Headed Mouse Spider I photographed is more poisonous than a Sydney Funnelweb - oops. No aussies know about them though as they are pretty placid so we don't encounter or get bitten by them.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-29-2010, 10:29 PM
You're getting very good at handling that camera. I remember some of the shots you posted right at the start and no disrespect meant, but they were pretty pale in comparison.

Wish I could progress that quickly.

Thanks mate, but it is 2 1/2 years. There was a thread a couple years back with peoples first posts and then recent posts. I've been meaning to contribute to that.

Falconest174
07-30-2010, 05:10 PM
Here is a Ventral (bottom) of that same Orb Weaver. Shot today with a new web and no egg sac. Note the Stabilimentia (?) on the web. They put those there to help stabilize the web against movement. The reddish round area on her abdomen is the location of the spinnerets. (Where the silk comes out)

Rooz
07-30-2010, 06:25 PM
It is really hard to post afer you guys ;). You set the bar quite high. My pic is not as good but you might like the formation/moment it was captured.

The weather was really crappy and the all clouds made a bright sky. I had to overexpose quite a bit - the planes are supposed to produce white lines of smoke which are lost...

thats a great shot, i dont know what you're worried about.


Did I mention I since learned that Red Headed Mouse Spider I photographed is more poisonous than a Sydney Funnelweb - oops. No aussies know about them though as they are pretty placid so we don't encounter or get bitten by them.

i think that may be an urban myth.:confused:

K1W1
07-30-2010, 08:04 PM
i think that may be an urban myth.:confused:

It's not all myth.

"Some mouse spiders have a very toxic venom which is potentially as dangerous as that of the Sydney Funnel-web Spider. However, few cases of serious envenomation have been reported, the most serious resulting from the bite of a male Eastern Mouse Spider, Missulena bradleyi near Brisbane. Although the males are often sighted, bites by Red-headed Mouse Spiders are rare, probably because the spiders occur in less densely populated areas. Because of their potential toxicity to humans, first aid treatment should be provided as recommended for funnel-web spider envenomation. Fortunately, funnel-web spider antivenom has proven effective in cases of mouse spider bite"

Source. (http://australianmuseum.net.au/Mouse-Spiders)

Rooz
07-30-2010, 08:17 PM
well that confirms it then. DPR is certifiable.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-30-2010, 09:41 PM
I'd have nothing to post if not for that holiday, jere's another shot (and one playground shot).

jcon
07-30-2010, 10:01 PM
DPR, that tombstone image would make a killer B&W!

kjmdrumz3
07-30-2010, 10:20 PM
dpr, that tombstone image would make a killer b&w!

+1000000000!!!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-30-2010, 10:55 PM
I'm not convinced, maybe I did it wrong but here is

K1W1
07-31-2010, 04:49 AM
Today's effort

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/4845609705_4718745f74_b.jpg

D70FAN
07-31-2010, 07:13 AM
I'm not convinced, maybe I did it wrong but here is

I'm liking both...

... Maybe just a little desaturation on the color shot.

Printed, maybe 10 x 14, the B&W would be the winner.

D70FAN
07-31-2010, 07:52 AM
Following that theme...

ANP !!!
07-31-2010, 11:34 AM
Happy Friendship Day my friends



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/4847111432_0726572a0a_b.jpg

Falconest174
07-31-2010, 02:30 PM
Just to prove that there are other things in this area besides Dragonflies and spiders, here is a 1 1/2" wingspan butterfly. This species rarely shows the very lovely interior wings, preferring to rest like this, often crawling all over a leaf they have perched on.

K1W1
08-01-2010, 02:45 AM
I'm claiming this as one sequence. :)

Max gets his own back.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4848900126_605cee6ec4_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4848902136_ef62a3e4cc_b.jpg

Rooz
08-01-2010, 04:21 AM
incredible 3d like quality. looks like they're gonna run right off the screen. outstanding.

DiamondSCattleCo
08-01-2010, 06:40 AM
I'm with Rooz. Incredible colors...

K1W1
08-01-2010, 04:33 PM
incredible 3d like quality.

Shhh. I have a pre production 3D capable 3D400 from Nikon on loan. You weren't supposed to notice. :D:D

Please don't tell anybody or start rumours.

K1W1
08-02-2010, 05:16 AM
Teenage life in the early 21st century

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4853191792_19cb2a1b5d_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-02-2010, 06:02 AM
You sure get some cracker animal shots Falcoln.

K1W1, glad I don't have your power bill (or gadget bill).

Had the darn flash on manual instead of TTL. The full size image is grainy as hell after upping the exposure unfortunately.

anco85
08-02-2010, 07:55 AM
Had a lucky spring with the D80 last night where it decided to work

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4853585400_c38dae5669_b.jpg

piratebryan
08-02-2010, 09:31 AM
wine cellar napa valley... my friends have labeled this shot as 'hobbits'

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs166.snc4/37625_772840893713_22202108_42685131_6158007_n.jpg

eddie_dane
08-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Kiwi's leaving me in the dust with the football images. So I'm going to shift gears...

Haven't posted much lately, been busy. Started working more weddings lately so that's basically what I have to share.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4854455904_9f67fca75a_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4853833033_d127f4a2b9_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4853813943_fde1807fb6_b.jpg

anco85
08-02-2010, 01:35 PM
Another shot at landscapes(pun intended)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4854074387_8fa4415370_b.jpg


Eddie, those are stunning! What sort of lighting setup did you use on the first and last one?

eddie_dane
08-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Thanks anco. I was shooting through a 60" Westcott umbrella with a SB-800 triggered with a PocketWizard.

K1W1
08-02-2010, 01:46 PM
K1W1, glad I don't have your power bill (or gadget bill)

Since the reno our gas, water and electricity bills have plummeted. I really showed me the advantages of all the newer energy saving devices.

DiamondSCattleCo
08-02-2010, 07:35 PM
Eddie, excellent shots. Especially like #1. Stunning.

jcon
08-02-2010, 11:18 PM
DPR, do you have your in cam setting set to vivid or high sat? Lately your images have been way over saturated.

D70FAN
08-03-2010, 07:50 AM
The weekend visit to a freinds new (5 year old) Central Coast vinyard. If I remember correctly these are Merlot but there are 5 Bordeaux varieties here. Six more weeks to harvest... then 2 years plus to bottle. Patience is the key. 2012 is the year.:D

Like DPR these had to be posted in sequence.;)

eddie_dane
08-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Shot a friend of mine who is a ceramic artist.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4856602061_f9866d7295.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4856602957_1fedc063f8.jpg

Cyberwlf
08-03-2010, 05:58 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4858217751_7dc3b82045_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4858218019_2c8c7e58cf_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
08-03-2010, 06:05 PM
And just for a change from all my snow related imagery... here's something a bit sunnier ;)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4858235435_7728a488e8_b.jpg

K1W1
08-03-2010, 06:55 PM
And just for a change from all my snow related imagery... here's something a bit sunnier ;)


Gee that water under the bridge is so crystal clear I can't even see it. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-04-2010, 07:07 AM
DPR, do you have your in cam setting set to vivid or high sat? Lately your images have been way over saturated.

No it's on normal and I didn't change it in post, but thanks for the heads up I'll look into the cause. I've always blown colours out and can't pick it up well because of my monitor. Might buy a decent new one.

Cyber, like that bridge shot (including the drink can).

bertbert
08-04-2010, 10:02 AM
Accompanied a friend recently to test his new Sigma 18-200 and took this shot at the tallest and longest (34m high and 270m long) pedestrian crossing bridge in Singapore, the Henderson Waves.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4859932465_ec57f91148_b.jpg

eddie_dane
08-04-2010, 10:46 AM
I dig the composition and colors bertbert. Well done

Falconest174
08-04-2010, 07:58 PM
Here is a portrait of Shelob.:D
Actually it is another Argiope located about 30 feet from the earlier one. I was able to get this shot because I jiggled the web and she left the center of the web, retreating to a presumably safer area.

500mL
08-05-2010, 01:36 PM
Here's a shoot that I did with the professional actor and star of the Broadway show hit, Rent.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4855388621_324a99f928_b.jpg

RichNY
08-05-2010, 03:15 PM
Here's a shoot that I did with the professional actor and star of the Broadway show hit, Rent.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4855388621_324a99f928_b.jpg

Keenan, how do you know Anthony Rapp?

500mL
08-05-2010, 03:44 PM
Keenan, how do you know Anthony Rapp?

I did an ice skating fund raiser last winter and I asked one of the skaters to do a shoot for my portfolio. After doing his shot, he recommended me to Anthony Rapp and his design team to do his shoot for an upcoming project.

Turo
08-06-2010, 09:44 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4866867107_81a3ddc749_z.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/4866867107/)

kjmdrumz3
08-06-2010, 09:51 PM
Shot a friend of mine who is a ceramic artist.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4856602061_f9866d7295.jpg

Would LOVE to see that in a black and white. Nice capture.

Alana
08-07-2010, 08:05 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4815298127_9b0e5e5f76_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanaodowd/4815298127/)

^ My friend's kitty. (One of my test shots with my new 70-200 VR. :D Yes, I finally caved - I looooove it, even though it's a beast to carry!)

Sorry, I know I haven't been here for a while - it's good to see that the photos are just as fantastic as ever though. You guys do great work.

Alana
08-07-2010, 08:13 AM
d700 + 105mm vr, outside in the garden.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/105vr02.jpg

That is just stunning!

Falconest174
08-07-2010, 11:54 AM
Alana;
Great kitty shot! loooove them eyes!:D

Falconest174
08-07-2010, 06:56 PM
And now for something completely different. This is a shot of a Hot-Air Balloon during this weekends' Hot air Balloon Rally and Speidie Fest. (Speidies BTW are specially marinated meat pieces cooked over a grill.) Balloons from all over the country attend this annual event, and the speidie cooking contest is a big feature on Sunday afternoon.

K1W1
08-07-2010, 07:44 PM
I love everything about that shot except the power line. Don't you hate overhead power wires.

Falconest174
08-07-2010, 07:52 PM
Yep!!:mad:
I suppose I could have 'photoshopped' it out. As it was, I had to wait for the Balloon to clear the line b4 I took the shot.
I have a great sunset that has the same problem, with multiple power lines.
I got some better shots tonite, standing on a bridge. maybe post one tomorrow.

Myboostedgst
08-07-2010, 11:03 PM
Shot this today while my friends went skydiving (I wanted to go as well but had to work and didnt get there till they were just about to jump).

I spent a bunch of time trying to learn Layer Masks to put in a more blue sky, and while it looked great, it then took out the strings attached to the parachute itself, so I am stuck with this ugly sky. Oh well, I still am decently happy with the way it turned out.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1835/dsc0376nm.jpg

Rooz
08-08-2010, 12:38 AM
best mates

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Other/Lucas-3yrs/2010-08-07-0116DSC5352/962154484_a4Y64-L.jpg http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Other/Lucas-3yrs/2010-08-07-0099DSC5335/962154438_4cQ3R-L.jpg

Falconest174
08-08-2010, 04:53 AM
This is a Lighthouse balloon that was at the rally Yesterday.

TDI-Guy
08-08-2010, 06:21 AM
Haven't posted in a long long time,

Here's one I tried with 9 SB-800
1 master
4 group a
4 group b
WB set to 3030k
warming filters on flashes
1/8000
ISO 800

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/tdi-guy/DSC_9151.jpg

craigyc
08-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Hey guys! I haven't posted in sooo long! Too long! Finally got round to taking some pics while I went out to see my sister who lives in Barcelona! I have a load so at least I will have some material to post for a while!

This is La Pedrera, a building by Antoni Gaudi. His wacky architecture is all over Barcelona and it helps make it unique.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4871677631_a3a244dd60_b.jpg

500mL
08-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Hey guys! I haven't posted in sooo long! Too long! Finally got round to taking some pics while I went out to see my sister who lives in Barcelona! I have a load so at least I will have some material to post for a while!

This is La Pedrera, a building by Antoni Gaudi. His wacky architecture is all over Barcelona and it helps make it unique.


Wow!!! That HDR is awesome!! I love it!!

craigyc
08-09-2010, 01:53 AM
Thanks 500ml! Appreciate it!

anco85
08-09-2010, 02:14 AM
320i

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4874605573_ec5c596e3f_z.jpg

Red Heart

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4874604349_342cc8ab35_z.jpg

It's odd, the pics were fine before I uploaded to flickr, but now I've got blown highlights and they are horribly soft. Oh well

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-09-2010, 06:09 AM
Never too old for cowboys and indians

nowin
08-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Camera: Nikon D40 / Exposure Mode: Auto
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
Enhancing software: Aperture 3
(Auto Enhance preset with a tweak of vibrancy or so))
Re-sized to 820x820

I let my wife use the D40 while i was out driving in my heats during last weekends Slalom@Slemon autocross, Summerside, PEI, Canada. (me in the S2000)

I noticed that spot in the blue sky; must be a droplet on the lens....grrrr

http://homepage.mac.com/nowin/SaSFinal.jpg

K1W1
08-09-2010, 04:33 PM
I noticed that spot in the blue sky; must be a droplet on the lens....grrrr


It's dust on the sensor. You need to blow air on the sensor to clean it. the procedure is easy and explained in the manual.

500mL
08-09-2010, 06:33 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4866069164_b295383f87_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
08-09-2010, 07:03 PM
craigyc, that's a hard building to get a decent photograph of, quite like the HDR in this case.. in Barcelona myself at the moment.

500ml... Very effective shot, like it and the series in general, nice mix of simplicity in subject/setting + written messages

Cyberwlf
08-09-2010, 07:06 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4866867107_81a3ddc749_z.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/4866867107/)

Turo, the bokeh looks quite odd to me, what lens/aperture/etc was used for that?

Falconest174
08-09-2010, 07:23 PM
Here are two of the 8! Egrets that were here this afternoon.
First it was 3 then it was 4 over the weekend, and now, today it was 8 Egrets.
Help we're being invaded!!! :eek: :D

jcon
08-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Turo, the bokeh looks quite odd to me, what lens/aperture/etc was used for that?

I could be wrong but it looks like it was blurred in post processing. Looks kind of strange to me aswell.

craigyc
08-10-2010, 02:44 AM
Cyberwulf: Thanks, you are right it is a difficult building to get a good picture of. It being on the corner of a street poses problems but I thought that it looked surprisingly plain and concrete! So the HDR turned out better than expected! Enjoy Barcelona hope you get some awesome pics!

Here is one of many I got of La Sagrada Familia. It was the building I wanted to photograph the most as the architecture is just amazing! It is a very impressive sight and I can not even imagine what it will be like when complete with the 170m Jesus spire. This is a photo of the Glory Facade.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4878840830_4d61fdec89_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-10-2010, 06:24 AM
Captive...

500mL
08-10-2010, 10:31 AM
Just had an organized shoot this past weekend. Haven't done a studio shoot in a while so this is the first time I'm using my 3-light setup. Two SB-800s bounced to a white umbrella and main light is another SB-800 in a Photek Softligher modifier. All three speed lights were triggered by CyberSyncs, and I must say, they're awesome! I took over 600 shots and none misfired.

Edit: I just realized, my post processing isn't quite clean. Will edit some more to clean out the subtle stains left beind lol

Check out my blog (http://keenenbrown.blogspot.com) for more shots and some behind the scenes!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4877733322_2c9a443c81.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4877733598_40e4865c0b.jpg

Cyberwlf
08-10-2010, 05:54 PM
Particularly like composition of the 2nd shot there 500mL. Shame the subject is so artificial (no reflection on your images, just on the person).

Turo
08-10-2010, 06:51 PM
Great shot, craigyc! Cool perspective!

Turo
08-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Turo, the bokeh looks quite odd to me, what lens/aperture/etc was used for that?

50mm 1.4D, I think wide open but don't remember. I thought it looked a bit strange as well, I figured it was just the busy background.

nowin
08-10-2010, 08:01 PM
It's dust on the sensor. You need to blow air on the sensor to clean it. the procedure is easy and explained in the manual.

Forgot all about the sensor - thanks for the tip!

anco85
08-11-2010, 12:49 AM
I spent too much time on the Car Strobist group yesterday.

Lighting my entire car with 1 SB600 in total darkness.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4881802596_bb1b0b47da_z.jpg

Didn't turn out as I wanted, but after merging about 25 layers and spending hours in photoshop, it'll be a sin not to post it

Edit: This one came from the set as well and I felt it was worth a post

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4881955436_1164d51372_b.jpg

Turo
08-11-2010, 09:03 AM
anco,
The first one looks pretty cool, but there are some strange boundaries between the light sources (mainly on the front bumper at the front-left corner of the car). I really love the second one though!!

Cyberwlf
08-11-2010, 03:59 PM
50mm 1.4D, I think wide open but don't remember. I thought it looked a bit strange as well, I figured it was just the busy background.

That would make sense, i've had some odd bokeh in some of my 50mm 1.8D shots wide open, not the 1.4G though, it's buttery smooth.

Rooz
08-12-2010, 02:08 AM
That would make sense, i've had some odd bokeh in some of my 50mm 1.8D shots wide open, not the 1.4G though, it's buttery smooth.

sure is. :)

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Other/Lucas-3yrs/2010-08-07-0089DSC5324/962154407_2VRzf-XL.jpg

K1W1
08-12-2010, 02:45 AM
sure is. :)


Welcome stranger. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-12-2010, 07:33 AM
In colour this time

500mL
08-12-2010, 10:37 AM
Particularly like composition of the 2nd shot there 500mL. Shame the subject is so artificial (no reflection on your images, just on the person).

Thanks for the c&c Cyberwlf. Gotta go back to em and redo my post-processing.

Alana
08-13-2010, 01:29 PM
sure is. :)

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Other/Lucas-3yrs/2010-08-07-0089DSC5324/962154407_2VRzf-XL.jpg

Now that's a stunner! Fantastic shot!

K1W1
08-15-2010, 01:05 AM
Boys playing in the mud. There are a couple more in the Sports section of the forum.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4893355922_921b2bde96_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4893355922/)

anco85
08-15-2010, 07:27 AM
DPR, Rooz and K1W1, those are amazing shots.

Finally got myself Lucisart 3 so I decided to go a little overboard on PP :D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4893908880_cb8d660c5b_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-17-2010, 05:26 AM
Doesn't look over the top to me (though you could clone out the stuff in the gutter of the fence.

Hope you don't mind your Wolfsbane UNDEREXPOSED.

500mL
08-17-2010, 01:44 PM
Just playin' around with this one.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4891101121_e9f13473d5_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-18-2010, 04:04 AM
Nice execution Keenen, I haven't seen that done before.

This thread just passed 2 million views and no one commented on it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-18-2010, 04:31 AM
Another holiday shot for today.

Flash flood country (don't think I've yet posted it).

Rasidel Slika
08-18-2010, 11:15 AM
I really like that - it looks more like artwork than it does photography. something which I think is desirable.

Rasidel Slika
08-18-2010, 11:16 AM
sure is. :)

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Other/Lucas-3yrs/2010-08-07-0089DSC5324/962154407_2VRzf-XL.jpg
wow he's so big! great shot!

Boys playing in the mud. There are a couple more in the Sports section of the forum.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4893355922_921b2bde96_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4893355922/)
nice I really like this.

Rasidel Slika
08-18-2010, 11:24 AM
Accompanied a friend recently to test his new Sigma 18-200 and took this shot at the tallest and longest (34m high and 270m long) pedestrian crossing bridge in Singapore, the Henderson Waves.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4859932465_ec57f91148_b.jpg
love this!

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-19-2010, 03:12 AM
2nd childhood

craigyc
08-19-2010, 04:03 AM
Love that shot Rooz!

Here is one of those photos that doesn't look good on the camera but when you get home and process them there is a pleasant surprise!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4906693899_e29bb3d77e_b.jpg

Myboostedgst
08-19-2010, 05:47 AM
DPR, whats lens was that shot with?

K1W1
08-19-2010, 02:05 PM
DPR, whats lens was that shot with?

You would have to pick the Tamron 90mm from his lens list imo.

Myboostedgst
08-19-2010, 04:40 PM
You would have to pick the Tamron 90mm from his lens list imo.
That would have been my guess but I also thought it was possibly the 50mm cropped. :o I don't know enough about Macro lenses to conclude anything 100% without asking.

Falconest174
08-19-2010, 05:20 PM
Here is a casual portrait of one of our young people attending our church picnic last Sat.

K1W1
08-19-2010, 06:07 PM
That would have been my guess but I also thought it was possibly the 50mm cropped. :o I don't know enough about Macro lenses to conclude anything 100% without asking.

The Exif says that the focal length is 135mm is SLR terms which equates to 90mm on a APS-C camera. Should have looked at it earlier I guess.

D70FAN
08-20-2010, 08:40 AM
The Exif says that the focal length is 135mm is SLR terms which equates to 90mm on a APS-C camera. Should have looked at it earlier I guess.

I may be reading this wrong but 135 in FX or 35mm terms should equal ~202.5mm in DX or APS-C terms.

I don't think the camera (i.e. EXIF info) does the conversion. On my camera the lens readings are in FX/35mm terms.

If the EXIF data read as 90mm then it would be equvalent to 135mm in FX/35mm terms.

I've been wrong before.

K1W1
08-20-2010, 02:52 PM
Focal Length = 90/1 mm ===> 90 mm

Focal Length in 35mm Film = 135

That's what it says in the Exif. You are doing your calculations the wrong way round. The 35mm equiv will be longer the the actual on a APS-C sized camera.

K1W1
08-20-2010, 07:24 PM
For all the voters. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4912096280_cc8850fc87_z.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Given the crack in the floor K1W1 is that voting under the line ?

Yes the lens was the Tammie 90mm on an crop body. I had a white carboard box at hand which I moved in close and bounced the flash off.

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess I lucked my best ever shot.

D70FAN
08-20-2010, 09:23 PM
Focal Length = 90/1 mm ===> 90 mm

Focal Length in 35mm Film = 135

That's what it says in the Exif. You are doing your calculations the wrong way round. The 35mm equiv will be longer the the actual on a APS-C sized camera.

You have it right in this post... i.e. 90mm FL lens = 135mm in APS-C terms, but in your original post you stated that the EXIF reading was 135mm which was equal to 90mm in DX/APS-C terms.

My EXIF data (D70) must be different than yours as mine states the lens setting in actual FX/35mm terms (as does the lens as specified by the manufacturer). i.e. when I take a shot with a 50mm f/1.8 lens the EXIF data reads 50mm at f/1.8 which equals 75mm in DX/APS-C (1.5x cropped) terms.

DX lenses and DX cameras specify and read the lens data (EXIF) in standard FX/35mm terms not in DX/APS-C terms. There are no separate pre-converted terms for DX/APS-C cameras and lenses.

Sorry to keep this going, but I think that you have the process/terms reversed.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-20-2010, 10:24 PM
My daughters for the day.

Re the above contention, file manager and CNX2 say 90mm on my computer (which coincides with my memory from taking it).

K1W1
08-21-2010, 12:12 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess I lucked my best ever shot.

You have a right to feel that way with that shot.

K1W1
08-21-2010, 12:15 AM
but in your original post you stated that the EXIF reading was 135mm which was equal to 90mm in DX/APS-C terms

And that is what it says.

Focal Length in 35mm Film = 135

student
08-21-2010, 07:24 AM
I guess these french fries are toast :D

photowerkz
08-21-2010, 07:41 AM
After having whored up the canon picture thread of the day, I guess it's about time to come back here and boore everyone with some car pictures again :)

This trackday was held for children from various hospitals. They were invited to come and ride along in various cars around the track, and were served ice cream and hotdogs. All for free. A fantastic event. The kids had a blast.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/events/jarskog/jar01.jpg

josef
08-21-2010, 12:32 PM
sounds like an awesome event photowerkz. Nice shot! Looks like that car's had a rough life.

This is an old shot.. just been messin around with Aperture 3.. real nice program.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4911067519_5fc7ca3503_b.jpg

K1W1
08-22-2010, 05:01 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4916035016_2ff93aa0d7_b.jpg

Falconest174
08-22-2010, 01:57 PM
Nice pastel rainbow K1W1.
Here is one of a series taken during a morning session. One of a pair of Herons that were in the local river. See bird thread for for the tiff that lead to this shot.

500mL
08-22-2010, 04:38 PM
Usher performed at Good Morning America. Taken with a D700 and 70-300 VR

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4910251099_27c7399080_b.jpg

anco85
08-23-2010, 01:44 AM
That is a stupidly good pic Photowerkz, I love it.

I'm loving LucisArt, but i have a feeling I might over use it and get bored of the effect. Oh well.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4919501080_ef8d570df4_z.jpg

D70FAN
08-23-2010, 09:37 AM
And that is what it says.

Focal Length in 35mm Film = 135

As a final comment:

EXIF data on an SLR reads lens focal length in 35mm terms (as you stated above). This equates to 202.5mm in APS-C terms due to the + 1.5x crop.

Prospero
08-23-2010, 10:09 AM
As a final comment:

EXIF data on an SLR reads lens focal length in 35mm terms (as you stated above). This equates to 202.5mm in APS-C terms due to the + 1.5x crop.

No, you got that the wrong way arround.

The Exif gives you two values:
- The real focal length: 90mm in this case (not surprising since he used the Tamron 90)
- The equivalent focal length: the focal length needed to get the same field of view on a 35mm camera - in this case that's 135 mm.

Since the APS-C sensor size is the cropped sensor size, focal lengths in APS-C terms are by definition smaller than the 35 mm equivalent focal lengths. Having said that, focal lengths are seldom refered to as being in "APS-C terms". They are either given as real focal lengths or as 35mm equivalents.

K1W1
08-23-2010, 01:50 PM
As a final comment:

EXIF data on an SLR reads lens focal length in 35mm terms (as you stated above). This equates to 202.5mm in APS-C terms due to the + 1.5x crop.

You are multiplying instead of dividing.

jr_rodriguez
08-23-2010, 07:13 PM
It's quite intimidating posting in the Nikon POTD thread...
Exposure 2s at f/16 -1.0EV

Falconest174
08-23-2010, 08:26 PM
My D3000's exif data shows both the actual focal length and the 35mm equiv.

After the Rain

photowerkz
08-24-2010, 09:52 AM
Composite image. Both images shot with the d700 + 70-300 VR. Sunset shot at home, and the lambo is racing at a trackday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/events/jarskog/jar04.jpg

DiamondSCattleCo
08-24-2010, 11:16 AM
Very nice Marius.

500mL
08-24-2010, 12:40 PM
Composite image. Both images shot with the d700 + 70-300 VR. Sunset shot at home, and the lambo is racing at a trackday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/events/jarskog/jar04.jpg

Nice composite!

ANP !!!
08-25-2010, 03:08 AM
WOW Marius, that's exceptional.

rawpaw18
08-25-2010, 03:12 AM
Fantastic shot Marius! Well done.

XaiLo
08-25-2010, 04:22 AM
+1 photowerkz

kjmdrumz3
08-25-2010, 10:13 AM
It's quite intimidating posting in the Nikon POTD thread...
Exposure 2s at f/16 -1.0EV

I hear you! But its a great place to get honest, friendly advice and critique on your technical and post-processing skills. I have personally come a long way in the last 2 years and I don't even shoot near as much as I should! BTW I think you may be losing some sharpness at f/16 due to diffraction. I try not to shoot above f/8. JMHO

photowerkz
08-25-2010, 10:27 AM
Thank you all for the nice feedback. I've talked to the owner, and we're going to try and do a photoshoot before the car is locked up for winter storage - so hopefully there'll be more lambo shoots in a month or so :D

jr_rodriguez
08-25-2010, 11:24 AM
I hear you! But its a great place to get honest, friendly advice and critique on your technical and post-processing skills. I have personally come a long way in the last 2 years and I don't even shoot near as much as I should! BTW I think you may be losing some sharpness at f/16 due to diffraction. I try not to shoot above f/8. JMHO

Thanks for the tip and encouragement.
I've only had a DSLR for about two years, and Nikon for about 5 months (Sony prior to that). I am constantly amazed by the quality of shots people post on this thread. Just brilliant stuff.

kjmdrumz3
08-25-2010, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the tip and encouragement.
I've only had a DSLR for about two years, and Nikon for about 5 months (Sony prior to that). I am constantly amazed by the quality of shots people post on this thread. Just brilliant stuff.

I agree! My best advice would be to read everything you can. Read this forum, books, everything. And PRACTICE.

zqfmbg
08-25-2010, 02:36 PM
Long time no post:

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/mp/_DSC1917.jpg

I wasn't planning this at all, but hey, I'll take it. :)

scottman_00
08-25-2010, 06:01 PM
I wasn't planning this at all, but hey, I'll take it

i would too :D

kjmdrumz3
08-25-2010, 06:18 PM
I agree. The coolness factor does it for me!

kjmdrumz3
08-25-2010, 07:48 PM
Here's a couple I just snagged today. Nothing special, but I haven't posted much lately. Still with the D40x. The D700 gets here tomorrow ;)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4927815439_94ab945888.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21182583@N06/4927815439/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4928408594_8f96054254.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21182583@N06/4928408594/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-26-2010, 07:45 AM
mm icecream. Love that 2nd one KJ. Infectious smile and nice even lighting

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-26-2010, 07:55 AM
It's quite intimidating posting in the Nikon POTD thread...
Exposure 2s at f/16 -1.0EV

Good effort. I've yet to take a good one of those even though they are the most common plant in my garden.
I can never seam to get the centre bright enough without blowing the petals - I even tried a penlight torch just on the centre.
I have huge depth of field issues and what to focus on, I think your choice of F16 was good given the topic.
Not being Rooze I sometimes try F22 in circumstances like this since I like the bigger depth of field even though the lens is diffraction limitted on the sharpest areas.
How did you stop the wind problems at 2 sec's?

jr_rodriguez
08-26-2010, 10:21 AM
Good effort. I've yet to take a good one of those even though they are the most common plant in my garden.
I can never seam to get the centre bright enough without blowing the petals - I even tried a penlight torch just on the centre.
I have huge depth of field issues and what to focus on, I think your choice of F16 was good given the topic.
Not being Rooze I sometimes try F22 in circumstances like this since I like the bigger depth of field even though the lens is diffraction limitted on the sharpest areas.
How did you stop the wind problems at 2 sec's?

Thanks for the comments. I also tried it at F22, but didn't like the results as much. BTW, I used the recently acquired Tammy 90mm f/2.8 macro. I'm really liking that lens.

How did I stop the wind problems....I took the flower inside the house, and placed it by a window to get natural light. :D Is that cheating?

kjmdrumz3
08-26-2010, 10:48 AM
Nope! That's thinking! GJ

500mL
08-26-2010, 11:58 AM
First time I shot with a D700 / 70-200 f2.8 VR II combo.

Now I know what the hype is all about.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4922650262_8dc6624c06_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
08-26-2010, 02:12 PM
First time I shot with a D700 / 70-200 f2.8 VR II combo.

Now I know what the hype is all about.

It's a great picture, but IMO the skin tones are a little warm for my taste.

Just for s+g's I saved the pic, pulled the orange saturation slider down in LR to -14 and the skin tones look much better IMHO. I don't want to host/repost without your permission.

Myboostedgst
08-26-2010, 08:44 PM
It was my buddies 21st birthday so we took a few pictures goofing around. As for the post processing, I decided to crank the contrast way up to mimick the color and look of the Hypnotic bottle. I wish I would have gotten more in the frame, but was backed up against the step.

D5000 with 35mm f1.8

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5963/dsc0086small.jpg

kjmdrumz3
08-27-2010, 01:55 PM
GST....LOVE the theme. And executed very well IMO. GJ.

500mL
08-27-2010, 02:15 PM
It's a great picture, but IMO the skin tones are a little warm for my taste.

Just for s+g's I saved the pic, pulled the orange saturation slider down in LR to -14 and the skin tones look much better IMHO. I don't want to host/repost without your permission.

kjmdrumz3, feel free to repost my shots. I love seeing people re-work my shots and it's great for critiquing each others' work.

I know it does look really warm. I should've spent some quick adjusting but I was too blown away with the sharpness of the shot that I didn't even bother fixing the skin tones. I shot RAW + jpg, and this was the jpg with the Picture Control set to Vivid.

Cyberwlf
08-28-2010, 06:34 PM
I cropped the following shot pretty heavily but still liked the image even if the resolution ended up being pretty low...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4936029445_1e5bdbc792_o.jpg

BikerJohn
08-28-2010, 08:25 PM
500 ml, I love the bokeh

K1W1
08-29-2010, 12:48 AM
Final weekend of Soccer another 1000 or so shots and now I'll have to start thinking about things to photograph for the next 6 months..

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4937171228_9f0222cca4_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
08-29-2010, 09:36 PM
A friend of mine was kind enough to let me shoot her horses this evening. What a blast. After we were all done, I got to ride one!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4940114935_cf4357e4da_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4944511422_f2f2a753e9_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4943924887_795258c625_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4944527898_f3771cbdfb_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4943917961_088a6afcba_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21182583@N06/4943917961/)

Rooz
08-29-2010, 11:11 PM
how did you do #3 ? that looks unbelievable.

kjmdrumz3
08-29-2010, 11:35 PM
It's actually a black and white preset. On this particular image I tweaked the "Highlights" and "Shadows" under "Split Toning" to my liking. Oh and I used CS5 to get ride of the ugly barbed wire fence camera right. Was trying to get a "wild" look. The haze you see was caused by the horses running the same dirt path up and back. Have a look at my flickr page for the color version.

Just bought a serial for LR3. The noise reduction is crazy! Some of the horse images were at ISO 3200 which, in and of itself, is pretty spectacular. But that combined with Lightroom's new NR software is rediculous!

K1W1
08-30-2010, 12:10 AM
Norm.
Just had his 80th birthday and still coaching flag winning Soccer teams.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4940437265_6b030c107a_b.jpg

K1W1
08-30-2010, 12:13 AM
The noise reduction is crazy!

Got to agree with you on that and when 3.01 or whatever the current beta is goes public they should have fixed the small speed niggles with teh adjustment brush and LR3 will be even more the must have program.

I love #3 as well it has a sort of realistic look. Can't describe it.

P.S. Did you use content aware fill to get rid of the fence? I have not had much luck with it so far and have always ended up using the standard methods.

kjmdrumz3
08-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Content Aware Fill was built up to be MUCH more powerful than it actually is. But I love the CA Healing Brush. If I see any patterns using it I just go to the Clone Stamp tool and fix it.
But yeah, Content Aware Fill isn't as useful as they made it out to be. I'd REALLY be pissed if I paid for CS5 ;)

K1W1
08-30-2010, 12:35 AM
I'd REALLY be pissed if I paid for CS5 ;)

If you purchased only because of content aware fill yes I agree. We upgraded at academic price from CS2 so overall it cost less than two tanks of gas and it is a huge step forward on what we had that will last a couple of years at least so we are more than happy.

Cyberwlf
08-30-2010, 03:55 AM
Just bought a serial for LR3. The noise reduction is crazy! Some of the horse images were at ISO 3200 which, in and of itself, is pretty spectacular. But that combined with Lightroom's new NR software is rediculous! These are all LR2-processed though :(

Good thing with LR3 is you have option to switch between processing versions so if you prefer old processing you can or you can update to LR3's for a photo. Must say I find LR3 amazing, I rarely say that about a product and I definitely didn't think it of LR2, but it's completely transformed the level at which I can just deal with my photo collection finally.

K1W1
08-30-2010, 04:37 AM
Good thing with LR3 is you have option to switch between processing versions so if you prefer old processing you can or you can update to LR3's for a photo.

That is only for old images that have already been processed in an earlier version of LR. Anything new is processed in LR3 only AFAIK.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-30-2010, 06:12 AM
Looking forward to winters end.

kjmdrumz3
08-30-2010, 06:41 AM
If you purchased only because of content aware fill yes I agree. We upgraded at academic price from CS2 so overall it cost less than two tanks of gas and it is a huge step forward on what we had that will last a couple of years at least so we are more than happy.

I hear ya. I use it mostly for removal of things in an image (the fence, trash, etc.). For the rest of what I do to a photograph, I find LR to be much easier, and very well thought out. Editing photos with LR is a breeze.

500mL
08-31-2010, 01:02 PM
A weekend at Atlantic City.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4941824208_c8ba241724_b.jpg

anco85
09-01-2010, 06:24 AM
Criticism would be highly appreciated.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs139.ash2/40287_447520907111_669097111_6209129_7362667_n.jpg

photowerkz
09-01-2010, 11:53 AM
D700 + 16-35 F4 VR @ ISO 200 / F11

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/stian01.jpg

anco85
09-01-2010, 01:01 PM
That is just insane!

esp
09-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Photowerkz,
Your last two shots are fantastic.

esp
09-01-2010, 01:17 PM
It has been a while since I have posted in the POTD thread. Here is a sunset shot from a recent trip to Washington state. Northern Washington is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. Amazing forests surrounded by water with snow covered mountains to serve as perfect backdrops to any picture. I highly recommend visiting.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4920354711_837bc738be_z.jpg

Rooz
09-01-2010, 02:13 PM
Alexander and Zachary were born on 22/8/10. A few hours old here...just to share the news. :)

polvadis
09-01-2010, 02:19 PM
Geocaching is fun!

anco85
09-01-2010, 02:20 PM
Congratulations Rooz!!!!!!

Can't wait to see some newborn photo shoots

esp
09-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Congrats Rooz. You will have your hands full now.

K1W1
09-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Alexander and Zachary were born on 22/8/10. A few hours old here...just to share the news. :)


Now I can say congratulations publicly.
Congratulations to all 5 of you! :D

K1W1
09-01-2010, 03:22 PM
Geocaching is fun!

I have a couple of friends who ride motorcycles and are into it in a fairly big way. They are totally hooked.

ssil2000
09-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Alexander and Zachary were born on 22/8/10. A few hours old here...just to share the news. :)

Congratulations! They are very cute, is Lucas excited?

kjmdrumz3
09-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Congrats Rooz! That's awesome sauce!

RichNY
09-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Congrats! I didn't even know you were pregnant ;)

DiamondSCattleCo
09-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Congrats Rooz

Falconest174
09-01-2010, 08:06 PM
Rooz;
Congrats.
"Double your pleasure
Double your fun"
Double the workload.:D

Rooz
09-01-2010, 10:09 PM
thanks everyone. has been a long and sometimes painful road to get to this point, anyone who's partner has experienced miscarriages would know what i mean; but now they are born safe and sound, we can enjoy the little fella's. :)

rawpaw18
09-02-2010, 03:24 AM
Chris so happy for you and your family,
what a couple of blessings you have there.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-02-2010, 04:05 AM
Well done and congratulations to you both.

PS I hope you move beyond the nasogastric feeds quickly.

Rooz
09-02-2010, 04:12 AM
Well done and congratulations to you both.

PS I hope you move beyond the nasogastric feeds quickly.

thanks Rich. more baby photos to come from me now. lol
they all came home a couple of days ago and off it now. :)

K1W1
09-02-2010, 04:23 AM
they all came home a couple of days ago and off it now. :)

So you and Lucas are enjoying the bachelor life then. Hope you are teaching him a few fatherly things that all boys need to know. :D:D

photowerkz
09-02-2010, 01:38 PM
Congratulations Rooz!

TheWengler
09-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Alexander and Zachary were born on 22/8/10. A few hours old here...just to share the news. :)

Congratulations Rooz! Not cute yet, but I'm sure they'll get there ;)

Cyberwlf
09-02-2010, 04:38 PM
Congrats Rooz! There goes your budget for new lenses :D

Rooz
09-02-2010, 06:31 PM
There goes your budget for new lenses :D

well apart from the 85G you may be right. :D

K1W1
09-02-2010, 07:44 PM
More importantly what about the budget for the sick D700 replacement?

r3g
09-02-2010, 09:12 PM
Congrats bud! You'll be sharing that glass before you know it

AdamW
09-02-2010, 09:38 PM
All the best, Rooz!

nism
09-03-2010, 09:04 AM
congrats rooz!
all the best for the newest additions to your life =]

kjmdrumz3
09-03-2010, 09:42 AM
My little guy watching his Wiggles DVD.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4954094237_7957d100f2_z.jpg

TNB
09-03-2010, 11:11 PM
Congratulations Rooz!

Attended Photoshop World today. It was sure a small convention. However, I only took the G10 today, so you guys probably don't want to see the model photos. For those traveling over the long holiday, travel safe.

DiamondSCattleCo
09-04-2010, 04:58 AM
so you guys probably don't want to see the model photos.

<cough> <cough> Did you snort something that you shouldn't have while you were away?

TNB
09-04-2010, 07:20 AM
<cough> <cough> Did you snort something that you shouldn't have while you were away?
LOL. Well ok, here's a couple of photos. One for yesterday and one for today. However, don't be too harsh since I used my Canon point and shoot.

DiamondSCattleCo
09-04-2010, 05:07 PM
Better.

:D

faisal
09-04-2010, 05:45 PM
Congratulations Rooz... :D

jcon
09-04-2010, 11:23 PM
However, don't be too harsh since I used my Canon point and shoot.

BOOO!!! *blocks TNB*

LOL just kidding!

kjmdrumz3
09-05-2010, 12:25 AM
A couple more of the little man being introduced to the hose ;)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4959524270_396e047cde_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/4958929323_9ac8554b5e_z.jpg

Rooz
09-05-2010, 12:35 AM
A couple more of the little man being introduced to the hose ;)





lol great expression in the first. :)

photowerkz
09-05-2010, 11:18 AM
D700 + 16-35 F4 VR

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/fotowork/thegirls01.jpg

For more, see my thread in the photo gallery :)

K1W1
09-05-2010, 01:57 PM
D700 + 16-35 F4 VR



IMO that one is not up to your usual standard.
It's not a car photo, it's not a portrait and it's not a landscape. Looks like a tourist happy snap to me.

photowerkz
09-05-2010, 02:30 PM
It was done in a race against the clock, without the right lenses and no time to set things up propperly so if it seems a bit rushed... it's because it was :-/ But hopefully I'll get to do a photoshoot with just her, no car and properly planned. Maybe a good excuse to get the new 85mm f1.4? :D

K1W1
09-05-2010, 02:49 PM
But hopefully I'll get to do a photoshoot with just her,

I want to see those ones. :-)

anco85
09-06-2010, 02:40 AM
There's a good reason the pic is so small. I might have forgotten to focus before setting the camera to mf. I might also have forgotten to change the image size back to full

*blushes

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4962807569_f663eb4e76.jpg

Rooz
09-06-2010, 03:00 AM
There's a good reason the pics are so small.

cos its a mitsubishi lancer ? :D

anco85
09-06-2010, 03:14 AM
You cut me deep Shrek

K1W1
09-06-2010, 03:22 AM
It was fairly ordinary weather yesterday so what better than to go for a walk in the rain and play with all the new toys, camera bag, tripod, ballhead, LR 3.2, CS5 and Kelbys LR3 book telling me how to merge to HDR Pro from within LR.
Seems to work but the camera person needs some more training.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4962898147_362a8a808e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4962898147/)

K1W1
09-06-2010, 05:43 AM
Then I played with the Merge to Panorama button. Not the best pano ever, 11 images but the software seems to work okay.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4963046041_e8e03cd137_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4963046041/)

If anybody really wants to nit pick here (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4963046041_1aabe6615a_o.jpg) is a link to the 13862 x 3492 pixel original. :-)

Falconest174
09-06-2010, 06:22 AM
K1W1;
That first shot looks like a regular leg-breaking-do. Walking that tumble of rocks must have been real fun...NOT!:D
Nice pic though. Good use of HDR.
The pano, good as it is is just a bit small on the screen to see very well, not yer fault tho. I do like it. Will have to check out the full-size link.
Just looked at the full-size pano.........WOW!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-06-2010, 07:00 AM
K1W1 Ice did a better job for you in the past, it kept the horizon horizontal:D

Turo
09-06-2010, 09:26 AM
Good ol' NYC


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4963118546_0e70ae424c_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/4963118546/)

K1W1
09-06-2010, 01:45 PM
K1W1 Ice did a better job for you in the past, it kept the horizon horizontal:D


My fault I was doing it in between fairly heavy rain showers. I wasn't so much interested in the visual result I can go back and do it any time I like if I want but I wanted a complicated scene. From the limited pixel peeping I've done CS5 managed to line everything up perfectly. I am going to also try it in ICE just for comparison.

student
09-06-2010, 03:04 PM
Good ol' NYC


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4963118546_0e70ae424c_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/4963118546/)
I absolutely love this picture Turo. Nice colors and especially the Red/White/Blue of the ESB adds sooo much.

D70FAN
09-06-2010, 03:30 PM
Kudos on the stream shot (K1W1) and the night shot of NYC (Turo).

Anyone know if the members in NZ are ok? We here in CA can understand the angst and devistation... as we all wait for the next one.

achuang
09-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Then I played with the Merge to Panorama button. Not the best pano ever, 11 images but the software seems to work okay.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4963046041_e8e03cd137_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4963046041/)

If anybody really wants to nit pick here (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4963046041_1aabe6615a_o.jpg) is a link to the 13862 x 3492 pixel original. :-)

Which garden in Mt Dandenong is that? I haven't been to that one before. Nice pano, so will you be sticking to ICE or LR for panos?

K1W1
09-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Anyone know if the members in NZ are ok? We here in CA can understand the angst and devistation... as we all wait for the next one.

I'm not aware of anybody who is regularly here who lives in Christchurch. Thronsen lives in Wellington but that's close to LA to SF distance and a different island.
My brother in law lives in Christchurch but he is on holiday at his place in Port Douglas (Australia). From what his daughters have told him they only really have damage from things falling off shelves rather than structural damage to their house.
Not one person killed in a 7.4 earthquake in a metropolitan area was amazing.

K1W1
09-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Which garden in Mt Dandenong is that? I haven't been to that one before.

Nicholas Gardens. Now free entry thanks to our benevolent leader. :-)
ICE - the jury is out. What I really like with the LR and CS combo is that I can take the .NEF images into LR do basic camera settings and lens corrections then seamlessly send them to CS for stitching, do anything I want to the image in CS then seamlessly return it to LR for final editing in LR and save it. With ICE of course you would need to import the the .NEFs into LR them do basic editing and export to jpegs and save them then open ICE, do the stitch, save it, import the stitch into LR then edit that. Way more fiddly but a heck of a lot cheaper especially if you start with jpegs you can go straight to ICE.

achuang
09-06-2010, 07:14 PM
I guess if you already have the software then the quicker method would be the one to choose. Is George Tindale garden and William Ricketts sanctuary free also or do they still charge? I know that they removed the cost for the National Rhododendron gardens.

Falconest174
09-06-2010, 07:43 PM
Not one person killed in a 7.4 earthquake in a metropolitan area was amazing.
I have a missionary friend who was near Port-Au-Prince when the quake struck there. about the same strength (7+) and 200+ thousands were killed. Biggest difference? quality of construction of major buildings. In Haiti they use the cheapest of materials and safety inspections are non-existent.

K1W1
09-06-2010, 07:58 PM
Is George Tindale garden and William Ricketts sanctuary free also or do they still charge? I know that they removed the cost for the National Rhododendron gardens.


All free now. Nicholas Gardens and the Tindale Gardens have always been on the honesty system anyway and you used to very rarely see people putting money in the slot. I went for a walk around the Rhododendron gardens for the very first time about 6 weeks ago. Previously I've been too cheap to walk around plants we have at home anyway. :-)

K1W1
09-07-2010, 01:05 AM
And today's LR3 trick. Tethered shooting!
Apologies in advance for the model but the available talent was limited. Notice that the photographer has skilfully positioned a grey card in the photo (grey card page from one of Kelby's books propped open with an old lens and that the monitor is also tilted to allow a better view in the photo.
The camera was triggered with a mouse click and is simply connected to the PC via a USB cable, it's that simple.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4967193662_8598941dbd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4967193662/)

anco85
09-07-2010, 01:38 AM
Wait...LR3 has tethered shooting?

I need to upgrade because the software I'm using is rubbish

K1W1
09-07-2010, 02:29 AM
The first Youtube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p57gTI_h9nE) I found (there are heaps)

Rooz
09-07-2010, 03:08 AM
And today's LR3 trick. Tethered shooting!
Apologies in advance for the model but the available talent was limited. Notice that the photographer has skilfully positioned a grey card in the photo (grey card page from one of Kelby's books propped open with an old lens and that the monitor is also tilted to allow a better view in the photo.
The camera was triggered with a mouse click and is simply connected to the PC via a USB cable, it's that simple.




thats very cool.

first shot with the 85G.

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/997988734_tmTKQ-XL.jpg

rawpaw18
09-07-2010, 03:09 AM
Richard, tethered shooting doh.... I don't know what I was
thinking how you got the shot. Thought your were playing
in post.

anco85
09-07-2010, 04:34 AM
thats very cool.

first shot with the 85G.



Bloody fantastic

K1W1
09-07-2010, 06:00 AM
thats very cool.

first shot with the 85G.



Looks like you got a camera shy one. That will be quite a change from Lucas. :)

Turo
09-07-2010, 07:00 AM
thats very cool.

first shot with the 85G.


Wow, superb!!! :cool:

Turo
09-07-2010, 07:07 AM
Taken by my girlfriend: Cornucopia of Cannoli


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4964616462_d1f677052f_b.jpg

link to her flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindseynphillips/4964616462/#/)

photowerkz
09-07-2010, 11:58 AM
thats very cool.

first shot with the 85G.

Throwing gang signs at such an early age.. Must be a rough neighbourhood :) Any quick thoughts about the 85 to share?

500mL
09-07-2010, 01:43 PM
first shot with the 85G.

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/photos/997988734_tmTKQ-XL.jpg

Wow! More shots from that 85 1.4G please :D

Your little angel is too cute. Already knows what to do when you aim the cam at them.

Rooz
09-07-2010, 02:06 PM
Throwing gang signs at such an early age.. Must be a rough neighbourhood :) Any quick thoughts about the 85 to share?

lol @ gang signs.

sharpness wide open:
This lens is pretty sharp wide open; quite comfortabley sharper than the 1.4D.

sharpness stopped down:
up to around f2.8 the G is better. from 2.8 onwards they are the same.

contrast wide open:
G smokes the D. similar to the 24G, this lens has pretty impressive contrast from the get go.

bokeh:
the D is creamier; theres not much in it, but imho the G isnt quite as smooth. perhaps in time under nicer lighting and more careful usage my opinion will change.

AF speed:
G is better by maybe 20%. not as much improvement as i would have liked. speed is somewhere between the 50G and 24-70...closer to the 24-70. for anyone thats shot the canon 85L, its not as fast as the lastest 85L but quicker than the old one. competant while not being oustanding.

AF tracking speed:
the difference is profound. tracking speed of the 85G is excellent and smokes the 85D. again, excellent but not outstanding. it passes the "can you keep up with a 3yo boy test". the 85D could not keep up.

AF noise:
again, a profound difference. this is whisper quiet. probably the quietest lens i own.

handling:
full time MF override...please...not even comparable. nice chunky MF ring that feels nice to use for a nikkor...not zeiss like at all though. i dont like MF so not an issue for me but MF override is a huge bonus for me.

build:
the D, like all nikkor classics, feels and seems better built. the G feels solid like the 24-70, not plasticky likt the 50G. still, that modern design doesnt give the overall impression of bulletproof build like the 85D. it also doesnt feel as nice as the 85L

lens hood:
cheap tacky plastic POS. works well and love the secure click when engaged but it looks like sh*t imo.

if i still had the 1.4 D i would upgrade because of 3 things.
1. critical sharpness and contrast wide open is better
2. AF speed when tracking and quietness is significantly better
3. full time MF override is important to me

hope this helps. if you use nikon and like fast primes, this one is a no brainer. :)