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Rooz
10-26-2010, 02:45 AM
K1W1, you have looked at the 400 2.8 price recently haven't you.

he has his eyes on something faster at the moment and as a result, he may not respond to your post cos he's hiding from the internet.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2010, 02:49 AM
LOL I sympathize with him.

Rooz
10-26-2010, 02:51 AM
i'll text him now to remind him of it. he'll have to turn the phone off aswell to get away...lmfaoooo

K1W1
10-26-2010, 02:57 AM
i'll text him now to remind him of it. he'll have to turn the phone off aswell to get away...lmfaoooo

I have one thing to say to you.

Happy Christmas! :D

I tried your TC at the zoo. I'm going to have a play with the Kenko unit in some better circumstances and see if it was me or the TC. I suspect I may have been the culprit to a large degree.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2010, 03:49 AM
We'll I guess congratulations on whatever K1W1.

Here's one from my daughter. SOOC, sunset on a farm. I didn't even think to shoot it and a 10 year old pulled this:o

Rooz
10-26-2010, 04:07 AM
thats fantastic.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2010, 04:15 AM
This one is mine from around the same time, wish I'd bothered getting out my camera rather than hers to take it now.

This bloke was walking the Leigh Creek Road by camel pulling a trailer:eek:. I guess he's walking from Darwin to Port Augusta. Serious outback stuff, even in spring.

500mL
10-26-2010, 08:10 AM
We'll I guess congratulations on whatever K1W1.

Here's one from my daughter. SOOC, sunset on a farm. I didn't even think to shoot it and a 10 year old pulled this:o

Great shot DPR! That's one intense sunset. I dig the windmill silhouette.

K1W1
10-26-2010, 12:55 PM
Here's one from my daughter. SOOC, sunset on a farm. I didn't even think to shoot it and a 10 year old pulled this:o

Have you thought about retirement from photography? :)

jr_rodriguez
10-26-2010, 01:46 PM
K1W1,
I have to ask: what was your target 100,000?

K1W1
10-26-2010, 02:26 PM
Page views on my Flickr account. Not many when you think that there are people on Flickr with over 7 million page views but for me a bit of a milestone. I don't actively try to get my pictures in any of the general groups that have huge numbers of views per day.

jr_rodriguez
10-26-2010, 05:55 PM
Page views on my Flickr account. Not many when you think that there are people on Flickr with over 7 million page views but for me a bit of a milestone. I don't actively try to get my pictures in any of the general groups that have huge numbers of views per day.

Is it a private/personal account? If not, I'd like to check it out, but I have no idea where it is in the Flickr universe.

K1W1
10-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Is it a private/personal account? If not, I'd like to check it out, but I have no idea where it is in the Flickr universe.

My account is here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/).

K1W1
10-28-2010, 03:20 AM
I can't remember whether I have posted this before or not but I'm just trying to keep the thread going.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5066983053_400f38a7b1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5066983053/)
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umijin
10-28-2010, 10:47 AM
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_IucTqp77Kn0/TMmsMI3k6yI/AAAAAAAATNs/XHQw0l1icjg/s800/101023_1953.jpg

AMDnut
10-29-2010, 09:24 PM
Something from the past...

Rooz
10-29-2010, 09:57 PM
Page views on my Flickr account. Not many when you think that there are people on Flickr with over 7 million page views but for me a bit of a milestone. I don't actively try to get my pictures in any of the general groups that have huge numbers of views per day.

i have a third of those views.:o

herc182
10-30-2010, 12:10 AM
Havent posted a photo on here for ages, but wanted to share the view I had in Zurich. What an amazing place (photographically speaking), it was otherwise MASSIVELY expensive.

The alps are amazing

55338

K1W1
10-30-2010, 01:13 AM
i have a third of those views.:o

If that's the case thanks for the 500ish views you have made in the last couple of days. I guess you get unrestricted Internet viewing at work. :D

Rooz
10-30-2010, 02:26 AM
If that's the case thanks for the 500ish views you have made in the last couple of days. I guess you get unrestricted Internet viewing at work. :D

i meant i have a third of 100,000 views on MY stream. ie: ive only got 34k views of my pissy flickr. :mad:

K1W1
10-30-2010, 02:44 AM
Add Smugmug. I only have one account not two like some people. :)

jr_rodriguez
10-30-2010, 11:15 AM
f/4, 1/200s, ISO 200

photowerkz
10-30-2010, 01:40 PM
D300 + sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm

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

AMDnut
10-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Along the road....

kgosden
10-31-2010, 09:05 PM
AMDnut,

Nice shot; love the eye contact. Since the title is 'Along the road' I assume it was non-captive bird. You must have been pretty close as the DOF looks fairly respectable.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-31-2010, 11:57 PM
Nice birdie, not easy to get that close.

AMDnut
11-01-2010, 08:13 PM
kgosden - Thanks, your right, not captive, he had caught a mouse along the road. Shot it with my Nikon 55-200 VR at 200mm.

Dread Pirate Roberts - Thank you, spent a while creeping up on him slowly as to not spook him. He watched me pretty close though!

Here is another...

XaiLo
11-02-2010, 05:15 PM
Pretty sure it's been a while might even be the first one from this cam. It was a joy to get this shot.

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/2010/DSC6354.jpg

Camerajunkie
11-03-2010, 04:05 PM
We'll I guess congratulations on whatever K1W1.

Here's one from my daughter. SOOC, sunset on a farm. I didn't even think to shoot it and a 10 year old pulled this:o

Awesome shot, let alone for a 10 year old.

AMDnut
11-03-2010, 04:27 PM
This guy has only been collecting for 10 years...

photowerkz
11-04-2010, 01:24 PM
Bought some lights to use for a model shoot, and had to take a picture of one of the bulbs as I found the size of these to be hilarious. Regular lightbulb (not the small ones, regular "full size") beside it.

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

3 lightstands that can hold two of these bulbs each, 4 umbrellas (different size), and 6 of these 85w lamps and six 45w ones. The model is on stand-by, so all I have to do now is to rent a hotel suite and then I can try this equipment out. I have no clue as to what I'm doing, 'cause I find the top gear way of doing things more entertaining: how hard can it be? :D

rawpaw18
11-04-2010, 04:05 PM
Pretty sure it's been a while might even be the first one from this cam. It was a joy to get this shot.



Very Nice. Comedy bit or a speech? Either would be great to see.

XaiLo
11-04-2010, 11:56 PM
Very Nice. Comedy bit or a speech? Either would be great to see.

Thanks rawpaw18, with him it was a bit of both, it was an all day motivational seminar with Steve Forbes, Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Goldie Hawn, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Rick Belluzzo, Gen Stanley A. McChrystal, Lou Holtz and a few other speakers.

Rooz
11-06-2010, 02:04 AM
picked up a used 60/2.8G a couple of days ago off fleabay for $380AUD. very impressed with it so far. love the focal length, lightness, AF accuracy and its as sharp as anything i own.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1255/5150836464_71de3395c1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5150836464/)
Zach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5150836464/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

K1W1
11-06-2010, 10:43 PM
A weeks worth in one go.

Tourists on the train taking photos of me taking photos

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/5152940351_e0c6166875_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5152940351/)

Tourist taking photos of tourists on the train

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5153542760_d8ea98665e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5153542760/)

Me taking photos of tourists hand while he was feeding Rosellas

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/5152926165_841eceed0f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5152926165/)

Myboostedgst
11-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Combo of my buddy and me taking a picture of our other buddies bike. We both decided on the settings, and he pressed the shutter while I popped the flash. Overall I think it turned out well.

BTW.... I offically want a D90 now. These turned out simply amazing IMO.

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1599/hugbike.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-08-2010, 03:29 AM
Brother and kid.

F16 on the 24-70 looks funky cut out. I remember thinking this another time. I softened this with noise ninja to reduce the effect but it's still there.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-08-2010, 03:48 AM
Couldn't resist 1 more. F16 on the 16-85.

Looking the wrong way (away from the famous view), near the pinacle in the Grampians, a darn long and reasonably arduous 3 walk that the sign says "involves some rock hopping".

Turo
11-08-2010, 12:07 PM
Combo of my buddy and me taking a picture of our other buddies bike. We both decided on the settings, and he pressed the shutter while I popped the flash. Overall I think it turned out well.

BTW.... I offically want a D90 now. These turned out simply amazing IMO.

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1599/hugbike.jpg

That turned out great, excellent work with the lighting!

Rooz
11-09-2010, 01:39 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5160983408_d7053a30c0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5160983408/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-09-2010, 02:23 AM
I'll be the 1st to say very nice shot Rooz.

Here's one of me from my mini holiday. At the pinnacle, Grampians.

Pacman642
11-09-2010, 05:40 AM
I think my daughter likes to be in front of the camera:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Lauren-web.jpg

XaiLo
11-09-2010, 01:39 PM
Judging from that smile, yes she does, beautiful image. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-10-2010, 12:34 AM
Nice job pacman.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-10-2010, 12:57 AM
Don't intend to be insensitive shooting this subject.

Rooz
11-10-2010, 01:22 AM
I think my daughter likes to be in front of the camera:


great shot and i love the mono conversion. id consider cropping tighter.
shes a stunner aswell. you;re gonna be a nervous wreck in a few years.

Pacman642
11-10-2010, 10:21 AM
Thanks for the kind words about the photo of my daughter, her and her sister are the pride and joy of my life. Here are couple pics I took for a guy I work with of his Harley. They were shot in our garage at work, the one you can see a police harley in the refection (2 Harley's in 1.)
Rooz- I'm not looking forward to my girls teen years, with 12 years in Law enforcement hopefully I can stay one step ahead of them.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Harley-138.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Harley_.jpg

K1W1
11-10-2010, 11:44 AM
I'm not looking forward to my girls teen years, with 12 years in Law enforcement hopefully I can stay one step ahead of them.


Teenage girls fight with their mothers not their fathers. It's the dominant female in the tribe thing that causes problems. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-11-2010, 02:40 AM
I hope your right K1W1 though I don't think it was family strife Rooz was getting at.

McKenzie Falls, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Pacman642
11-11-2010, 10:32 AM
Mackinaw Bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of michigan. it was shot on a very dreary day.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/BigMac.jpg

K1W1
11-11-2010, 11:44 AM
For some reason I can see that one framed and on the wall somewhere.

Turo
11-12-2010, 10:54 AM
I'm not sure if I posted this one on here before or not. I don't think I did...


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5095427935_3c553c432a_b.jpg

flickr link
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5095427935/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-12-2010, 08:04 PM
South Australian Credit Union Christmas Pageant, lately it's been widely televised worldwide.

Rooz
11-12-2010, 08:54 PM
thats fantastic. love it.

rawpaw18
11-13-2010, 03:11 AM
Ditto to Rooz, that little girl's joy in her face is perfect.

Turo
11-13-2010, 10:18 AM
Agreed with al the above, her facial expression is spectacular!

K1W1
11-13-2010, 10:08 PM
I have decided to become an installation artist. This is my first work and I have called it


"1978 Tyrells Dry Red balanced on empty wine bottle balanced on broken bike balanced on unused trampoline with bleak depressing background"


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5173511109_dbaa5365f5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5173511109/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-13-2010, 11:31 PM
Is a dry red an empty ?

K1W1
11-13-2010, 11:34 PM
No it's a 78 and unopened. I doubt whether it's wonderful to drink now it's been in the kids cubby with about 100 or so other old stockers for the last year or so.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-13-2010, 11:38 PM
Even in the 70's I seem to recall most reds being unsuitable for cellering for more than 10 years. If you want performance art, how about a shot of your face when yout taste it?

jcon
11-13-2010, 11:54 PM
South Australian Credit Union Christmas Pageant, lately it's been widely televised worldwide.

Excellent! You should try converting the entire image to B&W and leave the girl in color!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-13-2010, 11:57 PM
At the risk of sounding like Rooz used to, I'd struggle to do that. But a good idea.

In the mean time here's another. Chalking up the road before the pageant starts. Selectively desaturated in NX2.

K1W1
11-14-2010, 12:40 AM
At the risk of sounding like Rooz used to, I'd struggle to do that. But a good idea.


LR3 about 2 minutes and not much more if you want to do a proper job.

Rooz
11-14-2010, 12:58 AM
At the risk of sounding like Rooz used to, I'd struggle to do that.

i can do that ! :mad::mad::mad:
im not totally incompetant !! :eek::p

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/5173941871_0283c12baa_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5173941871/)

Rooz
11-15-2010, 11:53 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/5180713485_9bf4b52bc6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5180713485/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5181312948_676ecbdfe0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5181312948/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2010, 05:08 AM
Grampians, top of Mt Wilson. Darn cold standing there in shorts at altitude in the wind waiting for the sun.

Pacman642
11-16-2010, 09:59 AM
Rooz-beautful shot, love the macro.

DPR, love the landscapes! I wish I lived somewhere else sometimes.

Rooz
11-17-2010, 12:56 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1035/5184190584_ba3f92c78d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5184190584/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/5183599071_796b3e0bc2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5183599071/)

Dollface
11-17-2010, 07:28 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5186360856_2e4196e642_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollfacedances/5186360856/)

Rooz
11-18-2010, 03:10 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5186441395_75104dd2c3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5186441395/)

rawpaw18
11-18-2010, 03:24 AM
Roozy that is just sick! wow

Sir Les
11-18-2010, 10:14 AM
Wifey comes rushing in from garden, in obvious pain and panic. "I think I've been bitten by a snake!" Inspection of the wound on her ankle reveals blood has been drawn, but no puncture marks. Removal of sock dislodges a bull ant, about 1" in length. Despite being repeatedly stamped upon, the feisty little bugger kept struggling to get up again, with menacing lunges at the camera lens. One look at those huge serrated mandibles explains the drawn blood and the pain. Wouldn't like to meet a whole army of these fearsome warriors. I didn't know ants had furrowed brows!

K1W1
11-18-2010, 11:45 AM
Wouldn't like to meet a whole army of these fearsome warriors.

Don't come and live around here then they are endemic.

Anthony
11-18-2010, 12:58 PM
A couple of minuits in Gimp as well; could be improved on. I did not use it but Gimp and I belive PS both have forground extract tools now.
I like images where the main interest is in colour and the rest of the scene is in black and white.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_twXBe0RgCpI/TOWSxPKX3TI/AAAAAAAAAes/Jxw4FJwwxBk/bw.jpg

I watched a youtube video about the method you used K1W1 where you select the colour and drag the sliders down to remove it?

I just duplicated the layer - added trandsparency to the original layer - erased around the girl on the original layer - cropped around the girl on the original layer - changed the coppied layer to black and white.

I wrote some code in Imagemagick where you specify the colour you want kept and the "fuzz" factory and it automaticaly does the job ( it would not work very well in the photo above though ):

http://www.rubblewebs.co.uk/imagemagick/other.php?info=green.jpg

http://www.rubblewebs.co.uk/imagemagick/other/green.jpg

K1W1
11-18-2010, 01:23 PM
I watched a youtube video about the method you used K1W1 where you select the colour and drag the sliders down to remove it?


I actually used the Adjustment Brush in LR and painted the whole scene then used the eraser on her face.

Anthony
11-18-2010, 01:31 PM
Oh :o

Well there is this method as well : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUID64bquHw

Dollface
11-18-2010, 06:16 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5185758863_25a633a5f0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollfacedances/5185758863/)

kgosden
11-19-2010, 09:39 AM
Dollface, love the colors.

500mL
11-19-2010, 12:08 PM
I didn't know ants had furrowed brows!

Oh yeah this one really looks pissed! And those fangs!!! :eek:

500mL
11-19-2010, 12:11 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5186755232_fdaf3401de_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-19-2010, 03:40 PM
Nice Dollface and 500ml.

Thanks for showing me what the shot could be and explaining how to do it.

XaiLo
11-19-2010, 08:17 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5186755232_fdaf3401de_b.jpg

Nice shot 500mL, where did you find the Betty Boop figurines?

Rooz
11-19-2010, 08:58 PM
Nice shot 500mL, where did you find the Betty Boop figurines?

in his kid sisters pink frilly basket.

K1W1
11-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Nice shot 500mL, where did you find the Betty Boop figurines?


A Canon owner? :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-19-2010, 11:24 PM
Grampians creekbed

rawpaw18
11-20-2010, 03:17 AM
Weak composition because I did not want to get out of my truck. :D
Grain added in LR3

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5188918073_d647e63aa9_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2010, 04:06 AM
I could understand you adding grain if it was a wheat field. :)

umijin
11-20-2010, 05:50 AM
Weak composition because I did not want to get out of my truck. :D
Grain added in LR3


Nice cattails!

Dollface
11-20-2010, 09:18 AM
Thanks DPR and kgosden for the lovely comments :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1040/5185759037_4199509419_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollfacedances/5185759037/)

500mL
11-20-2010, 03:03 PM
Nice shot 500mL, where did you find the Betty Boop figurines?

Thanks fellas!

I found the figurines on display at a souvenir shop in Times Square. There are tons of those in the area, especially near the theater district.

500mL
11-20-2010, 03:04 PM
My friend had their civil wedding yesterday morning and she hired me to do some shots for them.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5191549754_4b117e94c8_b.jpg

rawpaw18
11-20-2010, 03:30 PM
I could understand you adding grain if it was a wheat field. :)

Smarty, play on words and bad puns are right up my alley.


Nice cattails!

thanks much, the fuzzy parts were blowing off and I wanted to capture
that but the wind stopped.... of course

DownByFive
11-20-2010, 06:21 PM
Got bored and decided to test my new 16-85 VRII. Seems to work okay, but I need to test it under different conditions (like, not on a tripod) to see how it really performs.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5193800046_690e895cac_b.jpg

Nikon D300, 16-85mm @ 22mm, 30 sec. exposure, f/16, ISO 100

Rooz
11-20-2010, 06:45 PM
nice shot of DC. id try that again at f8 and see if there is a difference. at f16 lens diffraction is starting to comprimise sharpness and you;re focusssing at infinity so f8 should be fine.

Camerajunkie
11-20-2010, 07:01 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5185758863_25a633a5f0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollfacedances/5185758863/)

I really like this! I wonder if it wouldn't look better if it didn't feel quite so centered though.

K1W1
11-20-2010, 07:25 PM
My Saturday night

Before the start - 8.34pm

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5193924422_89e3eb2dc0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5193924422/)

Allowing me to flash them in the forest - 3.09am (6 hours and 9 minutes and 24 km's since the start)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5193326245_b486f718e7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5193326245/)

Crossing the finishing line - 9am (12 hours and 45 km since they left it)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5193329073_3dcd570c30_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5193329073/)


Web site (http://www.walk4charity.com/)

Dollface
11-21-2010, 09:35 AM
I really like this! I wonder if it wouldn't look better if it didn't feel quite so centered though.

Yeah I thought the same thing...and that's why i shot about 20 different photos of it...lol I will have to post the others..... ;)

Dollface
11-21-2010, 09:39 AM
DBF LOVE the DC shot! The reflection in the water reminds me of one of Monet's paintings. :)

Falconest174
11-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Ditto Dollfaces' remark on the DC Capitol building pic.
:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-23-2010, 02:14 AM
More Christmas pageant people.

Wonder if they kept this up the full couple miles ?

Dollface
11-23-2010, 02:48 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5202214461_3cba7da889_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollfacedances/5202214461/)

Geoff Chandler
11-23-2010, 03:08 PM
I don't usually post in this thread much
But
We have this Sax Decoration on the wall at home and I was experimenting photgraphing it.
Then I decided to do a B&W shot
Then my daughter suggested I whiten the surrounding wallpaper and leave it grey for the music stave.
I did a couple - but I only did one of the whole decoration,
This is the result......

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-23-2010, 11:20 PM
Nice to see one of yours in here Geoff

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-24-2010, 12:32 AM
"Texture"....

trackin951
11-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Last nights desert:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5202517927_abbe3a63e3_z.jpg[/url]
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock-0130 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5202517927/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr[/IMG]

Geoff Chandler
11-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Great Beer shot - I like the way you composed it!

Cyberwlf
11-24-2010, 05:47 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_twXBe0RgCpI/TOWSxPKX3TI/AAAAAAAAAes/Jxw4FJwwxBk/bw.jpg

This shot reminds me of one I took earlier this year actually..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/3970932720_8358fd80ec_z.jpg?zz=1

(..Please excuse the fact this was taken on my LX3 and not my Nikon!)

Cyberwlf
11-25-2010, 04:45 PM
Just to make up for a lack of Nikon shot photos from me, here's a dog from Athens :D

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5208041668_490a0b2fc0_z.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5208041668_490a0b2fc0_b.jpg)

Cyberwlf
11-27-2010, 06:14 AM
Also from Athens, B&W conversion and partially cropped..

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/5211706806_4a0bf51516_b.jpg

Turo
11-27-2010, 07:21 AM
Abbey Road! Hehehe


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/5209310523_fbffdfb807_z.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5209310523/)

craigyc
11-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Love those last 2 posts! Awesome work!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-27-2010, 10:19 PM
Nice Turo, I'd have never thought of that

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-28-2010, 04:32 AM
Reprocessing and old shot.

As simple as burning in the sky. :)

RichNY
11-28-2010, 08:15 AM
Grampians creekbed

Just noticed your image now and it's making me homesick for Oz already.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-30-2010, 05:17 AM
One moment

Turo
11-30-2010, 07:55 AM
That's a great shot, nice timing!

photowerkz
11-30-2010, 11:11 AM
D700 + nikkor 50mm f1.4g

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr02.jpg

K1W1
11-30-2010, 11:06 PM
Gee it's quiet round here now. Has Facebook really killed forums as some people suggest?

For no reason other than to make a post. The first photo I uploaded to Flickr on 25 May 2006 just to see what this new photo hosting site was all about. Flickr was still officially in beta at that stage and now it's supposed to host over 5 billion images.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/152977167_b4140fb26f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/152977167/)

Pacman642
12-02-2010, 09:49 AM
One of the first shots with the new D700 with 24-70. Really liking the new set up.

We were getting a couple days of intense fog with the weather changing, I was on my way home from somewhere and saw this tree at the riding club near my house and had to grab a shot, especially being like a kid with a new toy.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Mystery.jpg

photowerkz
12-02-2010, 11:51 AM
Pacman642: Aaah, D700 + 24-70 is awesome. I'm starting to really regret selling the 24-70 as the 16-35 just isn't doing it for me.

D700 + 50mm f1.4g

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr03.jpg

(if anyone wants to see her whole body: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33817&page=62 )

K1W1
12-02-2010, 12:09 PM
Just out of interest is she a professional model?

photowerkz
12-02-2010, 01:26 PM
I've never talked to her about how long she's been doing this, but I do know she's not with an agency - and my impression is that she's in the early stages of trying to get her name "out there". She didn't charge me, and I didn't charge her ;) If she makes the right choices, she can go places for sure.

K1W1
12-02-2010, 01:41 PM
She didn't charge me, and I didn't charge her

Here the general deal seems to be that the younger aspiring models don't charge but are given finished photos for use in their portfolios.

photowerkz
12-02-2010, 02:59 PM
My reasoning behind doing this for free is that I need the experience. I need to do other things than just shoot cars. And getting a stunning girl like this to let me take pictures for free, that's not something that'll happen too often (sadly..)

And I feel like I couldn't charge even if I wanted to. I'm years and years away from achieving the results I want. So for now: you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours ;)

Pacman642
12-02-2010, 04:07 PM
Photowerkz,

Loving the 24-70, when i grabbed the D700 I did this lens with the 70-200 and 16-35. I wanted to take full advantage of the rebates, love your work. I wish I had the lighting you do.

Myboostedgst
12-02-2010, 06:54 PM
I am bored and procrastinating doing my homework, so I figured I would throw up a picture I ran across while cleaning out some files.

Taken with my D5000 and remote. Not the best photo but I really enjoy it because it brings up the good memories of the night we had running around town shooting the pics.
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5135/dsc0041noplate.jpg

Pacman642
12-02-2010, 09:04 PM
My youngest last week at her 5th Birthday party. She was in heaven with all the people there and being spoiled like crazy.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Brooke-5th-B-Day-4.jpg

Rooz
12-03-2010, 03:34 AM
Pacman642: Aaah, D700 + 24-70 is awesome. I'm starting to really regret selling the 24-70 as the 16-35 just isn't doing it for me.

D700 + 50mm f1.4g

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr03.jpg

(if anyone wants to see her whole body: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33817&page=62 )

Ok, firstly, i hate you, lets just be clear about that...

This shot is the weakest of a great set. Nice pose but imo the composition is boring...very unlike you actually...were you nervous ? Lol

The full body one and the previous one are awesome.

Wnderful sharpness and clarity in the shots too.

Sir Les
12-03-2010, 08:06 AM
OK, from the sublime to the boring. A very typical flower shot I know, but I was giving the poor things a little drink after a long hot day and I suddenly thought, "Hmmm, those drops of water would make a nice photo........."

D80, 18-200 VR @ 60mm, 1/50s, f/5, ISO 800. Just a hint of Neat Image to remove what slight background noise there was (it was very slight).

photowerkz
12-03-2010, 11:16 AM
Ok, firstly, i hate you, lets just be clear about that...

Love you too :D


This shot is the weakest of a great set. Nice pose but imo the composition is boring...very unlike you actually...were you nervous ? Lol

My biggest problem was that I'd already had a fever for a whole week, and I still wasn't over it, so I was totally uninspired :(


The full body one and the previous one are awesome.

Thank you.


Wnderful sharpness and clarity in the shots too.

It's a D700 and G-glass.. You know how we roll ;)

K1W1
12-03-2010, 01:36 PM
My youngest last week at her 5th Birthday party. She was in heaven with all the people there and being spoiled like crazy.


She has a gorgeous smile.

jr_rodriguez
12-03-2010, 07:57 PM
With a bit of lens flare

photowerkz
12-04-2010, 06:00 AM
I dedicate this picture to Rooz (How do you like me now? :D)

D700 + Nikkor 50mm f1.4g @ f3.2 / ISO 200

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr05.jpg

jcon
12-04-2010, 12:24 PM
Looks fake, did you try airbrushing the ass crack or something? or add in that part of the sheet? Looks blurred and fake to me.

photowerkz
12-04-2010, 01:28 PM
There has been no brushing of crack or adding of sheets :) I've soften up her skin all over, but I think the main "problem" for a lot will be that I've gone two different ways with the color of the background/sheets and the subject. It creates a pretty drastic seperation between the two.

K1W1
12-04-2010, 01:43 PM
I dedicate this picture to Rooz (How do you like me now? :D)



The tattoos have just ruined things for me.

Anthony
12-04-2010, 02:20 PM
The tattoos have just ruined things for me.

I am not a tattoo fan either.

photowerkz
12-04-2010, 02:37 PM
Not a fan myself either, but the one on her back looked alright in person.. Or maybe I was seduced into liking it by seeing her naked ass :D Anyway.. Seeing as this is probably a "once every 10 years" kind of deal - that I get to photograph a hot girl - I'll do one more:

D700 + nikkor 50mm f1.4g @ f1.4 / iso 200
(the room was too small to use the 85mm f1.4g :( )

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr06.jpg

XaiLo
12-04-2010, 04:34 PM
I like this one very much!

Rooz
12-04-2010, 06:00 PM
(How do you like me now? :D)

hey when lambo's and naked hot women are your M.O, nothing else needs to be said but f*** y** !!!!
:D:D:D


There has been no brushing of crack.

lmfao...gold man...just gold....

FWIW...i think the tatt looks hot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-05-2010, 03:15 AM
Love nthat last shot Marius, those eyes are a standout.

K1W1
12-05-2010, 04:09 AM
2010 Scottish Six Days Trial winner Alexz Wigg playing in Melbourne

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5233978372_207f23023f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5233978372/)

500mL
12-05-2010, 06:41 PM
I dedicate this picture to Rooz (How do you like me now? :D)

D700 + Nikkor 50mm f1.4g @ f3.2 / ISO 200



Dude you're on a roll! Great portraits. I don't think I'll post for a while til everything cools down in here :o

K1W1
12-06-2010, 01:27 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5237208011_881c6324ab_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5237208011/)

anco85
12-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Two of my favourites from this weekends shoot.

Was going for a moody but sexy look.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5089/5241293932_aee204afbe.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5240699279_8ea5ecbf74.jpg

If anyone is interested, I'll share the story about the (ghost) house the pics were taken at and maybe post some more from the session.

Edit: Damn, fotosizer stole my IQ, will have to upload the full res shots to Flickr

photowerkz
12-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm feeling real unsure about the pictures, so it's good to hear from others that they're not a complete miss :)

500mL
12-09-2010, 12:46 PM
Did a little stroll in Brooklyn Bridge Park one cool day and here's what I got.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5233173140_213e73befa_b.jpg

nyrep1
12-09-2010, 06:13 PM
great shot .....makes me miss home

kgosden
12-09-2010, 08:46 PM
Nice shot, but why not convert it to monochrome since it is almost there anyway?

500mL
12-10-2010, 08:18 AM
Nice shot, but why not convert it to monochrome since it is almost there anyway?

Thanks guys!

Converting to b&w is what my initial plan but while processing it, I decided to leave it in this bronze-looking tone and I liked how it looked so I left it that way. I'll eventually print it in b&w to complete my NYC monochrome set.

Myboostedgst
12-10-2010, 03:00 PM
Converting to b&w is what my initial plan but while processing it, I decided to leave it in this bronze-looking tone and I liked how it looked so I left it that way. I'll eventually print it in b&w to complete my NYC monochrome set.
Would you mind posting the original? I am curious as to what the photo looked like out of camera. Very nice photo btw.

500mL
12-10-2010, 05:15 PM
Here's what the original looks like, monochrome in the middle, and the final output last. This is actually a 9-frame HDR but I had to tweak it further to get the details out more on the buildings. It was pretty blown out when it was tonemapped.

Original:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/5250426346_d748f88512.jpg

B&W:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5250426550_364714a93d.jpg

Fully retouched:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5233173140_213e73befa.jpg

Let me know what you guys think. I still love the B&W version and like I said, when I get it printed out, it'll be the B&W version.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-10-2010, 05:28 PM
2010 Scottish Six Days Trial winner Alexz Wigg playing in Melbourne


Fantastic shot Richard

kgosden
12-10-2010, 10:28 PM
500ml,

Did you do a B&W of the final color version as well? I am asking as it looks like there is a loss of detail in the bridge support in the B&W compared to the final color version.

photowerkz
12-11-2010, 07:34 AM
D700 + nikkor 85mm f1.4g @ f2, almost 100% crop! The image was only resized down from 1600-and-a-few pixels down to 1000 pixels (width). The 85 is a performer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr08.jpg

Falconest174
12-11-2010, 08:19 AM
Here's what the original looks like, monochrome in the middle, and the final output last. This is actually a 9-frame HDR but I had to tweak it further to get the details out more on the buildings. It was pretty blown out when it was tonemapped.

Original:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/5250426346_d748f88512.jpg

B&W:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5250426550_364714a93d.jpg

Fully retouched:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5233173140_213e73befa.jpg

Let me know what you guys think. I still love the B&W version and like I said, when I get it printed out, it'll be the B&W version.
Personally I prefer the bronze-toned retouched version. Straight B/W monochrome looks too cold for my taste.

Pacman642
12-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Photowerkz,

Great shot! I have the 85mm 1.4 on the short list. After seeing it in action just makes me want it sooner. I think the wife may have a fit if I buy anything else right now though. Going to need to find a way to sneak this one in.

Turo
12-13-2010, 09:14 AM
Here's what the original looks like, monochrome in the middle, and the final output last. This is actually a 9-frame HDR but I had to tweak it further to get the details out more on the buildings. It was pretty blown out when it was tonemapped.

...

Let me know what you guys think. I still love the B&W version and like I said, when I get it printed out, it'll be the B&W version.

I'm digging the fully retouched version. The B&W is nice, but I don't really care for the "glow" look in monochrome. In the final one it looks outstanding, though!

Turo
12-13-2010, 09:17 AM
My contribution for today:


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5258297472_b264cd1c04_z.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5258297472/)

Pacman642
12-13-2010, 09:17 PM
Playing with some lighting, shot these with (2) SB-900s and SU-800, D700 and 24-70.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Bulbs.jpg

anco85
12-15-2010, 06:50 AM
Here's another from my recent shoot.

What do you guys think?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5264026012_884864993c_z.jpg

Turo
12-15-2010, 08:23 AM
anco, either you forgot to attach the picture, or my computer doesn't want to display it, because I don't see anything!

anco85
12-15-2010, 09:00 AM
How about now?

500mL
12-15-2010, 12:21 PM
Here's another from my recent shoot.
What do you guys think?

I think the subject's position and lighting is good. Her pose feels awkward to me (her looking up way too much). If I may suggest, you can shoot her from a lower level looking up and you can have her looking to her left, very slightly looking up. That way, you're not losing much of her face. Just my two cents :) otherwise great job!

K1W1
12-15-2010, 12:50 PM
What do you guys think?



Sorry but to me it's not at all flattering for the model the pose looks awkward and I don't understand it from a composition point of view.

K1W1
12-16-2010, 08:09 PM
Advent calendar for the office worker.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5267160550_983600196d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5267160550/)

Sir Les
12-18-2010, 08:38 AM
@anco95: I like the 'moodiness' of the lighting and background. As for the pose, yes, I agree she's looking up too much (as if there's a leak in the ceiling!). With just a little repositioning of the head and a haughty look, she could be about to burst into some flamenco dancing........

Here's my offering for today. Nothing special, just an old cafe/restaurant sign that caught my eye whilst walking in the city, waiting for my car to be serviced. The interesting thing is that the photo was taken with my relatively ancient 2MP Nikon E2100, a very small and basic digicam that was my first digital camera. (OK, it's not a DSLR but it's still a Nikon!)

Apart from a little bit of purple fringing here and there, I still think the image quality is reasonable, even when compared to today's technological marvels. And it takes video too! (But without sound, for some reason.)

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-19-2010, 04:44 AM
Still getting the new computer set up, can finally open a photograph:o

Turo
12-19-2010, 05:06 PM
How about now?

Looks good! Very dark feel to it, but still lit well enough to show the background textures. I think it looks great!

AMDnut
12-19-2010, 08:37 PM
Cold weather here.... 19 degrees but got a few shots....

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-20-2010, 04:04 AM
Eucalypt trunks

photowerkz
12-20-2010, 10:10 AM
D700 + Nikkor 50mm f1.4g @ f3.2

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr10.jpg

AMDnut
12-20-2010, 08:52 PM
Freeze line....

tfa8rva
12-21-2010, 07:46 PM
The Express.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5276232182_c526653dcb_z.jpg

Myboostedgst
12-21-2010, 08:28 PM
My new (to me) D40 and the 18-55 non VR. Getting in the holiday spirit around here. :)

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/5900/dsc0006cutout.jpg

K1W1
12-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Congratulations on the new toys.

AMDnut
12-21-2010, 08:54 PM
Congrats on the new D40! It will serve you well, I still shoot a lot with mine. I just put the 18-55 non VR back on it. Have fun and enjoy!

Here is a quick shot.... usually we are putting the boat in but now we are feeding ducks and waiting for spring!

Myboostedgst
12-21-2010, 09:19 PM
Congrats on the new D40! It will serve you well, I still shoot a lot with mine. I just put the 18-55 non VR back on it. Have fun and enjoy!
My buddy started with a D40 and just recently sold it to move up to a D90. When I told him I bought a D40 he asked to trade cameras for a few days. :D He said that there is still many times he prefers shooting with the D40 over his D90.

And thanks K1W1. Besides needing a camera bag and a strap, I am still deciding on either the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or the 35 f1.8 this upcomming spring. Maybe I will get my buddy to buy the Tamron and I will steal it for a week. :p

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-22-2010, 03:35 AM
Great shot TFA

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-22-2010, 04:23 AM
At the beach

tfa8rva
12-22-2010, 05:53 AM
Great shot TFA

Thanks. I'm trying to get reacquainted with my camera. It's been collecting dust for quite awhile. :)

Sir Les
12-22-2010, 06:05 AM
Some very nice photos fellas, especially the snow scenes. DPR, is that Hallett Cove beach?

Rather than 'Picture of the Day', I suppose the following could be called 'Picture of the Night'. Having just received my shiny new D7000 yesterday (thanks to Digital Camera Warehouse's super-fast dispatch and delivery service), I spent most of the day RTFM'ing, fiddling with various settings and blitzing away (this thing is fast!). Just before going to bed I stuck my head out the front door, pointed the camera into the black void outside which was lit by one measly streetlight, and got the result you see below. All I've done is resize it, otherwise it's SOOC (but see Edit#2).

Frankly, I was staggered at the D7000's light-gathering ability. The photo shows FAR more detail, colour and brightness than was visible to the naked eye. (Actually, the sky looked completely black). And yes, that's the Southern Cross you can see in the sky (top centre).

Shooting details: Handheld, 1/6 sec @ f/3.5, 18-200mm VR @ 18mm, ISO 8000. Auto NR at high ISO.

Now it's back to the (at times, confusing) manual. Oh, and I'd better change my sigfile I suppose! :D

Edit#1: Just noticed this photo looks much darker on my desktop monitor than on my laptop screen. It's actually quite bright, considering the lack of ambient light.

Edit#2: Replaced photo with smaller version so that those of us with 19" monitors don't have to scroll across the page! Also, have tweaked gamma to lighten it a tad and applied a small amount of noise reduction via Neat Image.

trackin951
12-22-2010, 01:55 PM
One cold morning (-4 Fahrenheit) at Minnesota's north shore. 8am

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5267608415_9216577080.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5267608415/)
North Shore Sunrise, MN (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5267608415/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5268216184_935cda26f7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5268216184/)
North Shore Sunrise, MN (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5268216184/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr

Myboostedgst
12-22-2010, 02:16 PM
My goal is to get out and shoot as much as possible with this new camera. As well, this is my first ever RAW shot. I played around in Photoshop CS4 and decided I liked the look of the photo with the sharpness all the way down (if I remember correctly :o) After seeing the options I have to choose from and how I will be able to fix and white balance mistakes in post processing, I think I will be shooting RAW+Basic from now on.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1907/tractor1.jpg

K1W1
12-22-2010, 03:58 PM
Try cloning out the power lines.

Myboostedgst
12-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Try cloning out the power lines.
To much work. :p But honestly I didnt even see those in the picture. I was focused on getting the ground to look like I want I completely forgot to check for anything like that. I will try to clone it out tonight.

Edit: I did a real quick job. Look better?
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9599/tractor1l.jpg

K1W1
12-22-2010, 05:11 PM
To much work. :p

Don't be lazy. :)
It's literally a 2 second job and 30 seconds if you wanted to do it properly

AMDnut
12-22-2010, 07:32 PM
Quick shot with the D40 today.....

photowerkz
12-23-2010, 04:04 PM
5D MKII + 70-200 F2.8 IS II (skies) and D700 + 50mm f1.4g.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr11.jpg

K1W1
12-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Will 3kg last until Sunday?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5286698487_49c16d9991_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5286698487/)

AMDnut
12-23-2010, 10:30 PM
Sometimes we all need a little direction....

DiamondSCattleCo
12-24-2010, 04:26 AM
5D MKII + 70-200 F2.8 IS II (skies) and D700 + 50mm f1.4g.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr11.jpg

Excellent. Did you happen to try and paste in one of your great night skies behind her? With her being so dark, I'm thinking it would look hot...

photowerkz
12-24-2010, 03:34 PM
Thank you. I tried a few different versions before setteling on that one. I actually have a photoshoot in mind, with her in just a few bits of fur and black lace underwear against sun up/sun down, in the snow (i.e: dark clouds). It's one of those pictures I have really clear in my head how I want it to be, so I'm having a hard time finding a good location for it.

Sir Les
12-24-2010, 06:46 PM
Will 3kg last until Sunday?



At $12/kg they'd better!


I actually have a photoshoot in mind, with her in just a few bits of fur and black lace underwear against sun up/sun down, in the snow (i.e: dark clouds). It's one of those pictures I have really clear in my head how I want it to be, so I'm having a hard time.....



Me too.


Christmas dinner came a day early for us, so may I wish everyone a very happy and SAFE holiday season, with lots of photo opportunities!

Cheers,

Sir Les.

K1W1
12-24-2010, 07:56 PM
At $12/kg they'd better!


See that is why it's good to live near to where they are grown. We pay nothing close to that. :)

AMDnut
12-25-2010, 01:16 AM
A little B/W...

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Merry Christmas to all my E-friends.

jcon
12-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Merry Christmas, DPR!

Falconest174
12-27-2010, 08:45 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the folks at DCRP, K1W1, DPR, Richny, Esp. I have always appreciated your contributions to the forums, both photographically and textually. Be safe in your celebrations.
If you look close you can see me in the reflection with one of my sisters also on the couch. Couldn't decide Whether the one shot without flash was better, but had better dof with flash. focusing on a spherical mirror is a bear.

Turo
12-28-2010, 08:16 PM
Wish I was back here again:


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5301654793_27cf570ae3_z.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5301654793/)

BikerJohn
12-29-2010, 06:01 AM
Here's two pictures (sorry), but they go along with the Christmas theme. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season, no matter how you are celebrating it!

Technical details:
First one: F 4.5, 1/60s and ISO 200 38 mm FL
Second one: F 8.0, 1/60s and ISO 200 34 mm FL

(after looking at the Focal length I should have used my 35 mm F1.8, but coming up to the spot I wasn't sure if that length would work, so I stuck with the trusted 18-105 for the flexibility)

Both with the SB-600 attached to the camera (I know that's not good) but with the flash bounced straight up off the gazebo roof, 1/4 CTO and a bounce card to give a little more light on the subjects (my daughters and Santa).

Falconest174
12-29-2010, 10:28 AM
Maybe it is me but I like 'em both. Slightly different poses but still relating to 'Santa'. Lighting looks fine to me, no harsh shadows, thanks to the bounce flash. You could get rid of the 3 lights in the background of the second shot, though.

Falconest174
12-29-2010, 10:36 AM
Here is a shot of mother and son taken after a Christmas program at my church. Cropped 8x10 and cleaned up. see thread "cropping suggestion" for another take on the pair. SB 400 Direct flash on a bracket salvaged from my Olympus gear.

T06
12-29-2010, 03:23 PM
Ducati F1098S

K1W1
12-29-2010, 07:29 PM
Ducati F1098S

Otherwise known as the Streetfighter.

photowerkz
12-30-2010, 05:21 PM
What to do when you just hate the entire scene, except for the subject? Oh, I know...

D700 + 16-35 VR

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr12.jpg

photowerkz
01-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Come closer...

D700 + Nikkor 50mm f1.4 @ f1.4 / ISO 200

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr13.jpg

Camerajunkie
01-02-2011, 04:38 PM
I thought I'd show y'all some of what I've been up to, since I haven't posted an image in AGES.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5317323266_672ba73f96_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camerajunkie/5317323266/)
Interior (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camerajunkie/5317323266/) by SunshinePhotos.TN (http://www.flickr.com/people/camerajunkie/)

This is my first time I've tried an interior shot like this. Security was very nice and let me photograph inside as this is the lobby of an office building. :) CC are more than welcome.

Okay, I keep trying to post and this reminds me why it's been so long since I have. What am I doing wrong? Though I think I finally figured it out. Dang technology!

AMDnut
01-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Just playin' around....

student
01-03-2011, 01:22 PM
I really like the reflection in this

Prospero
01-03-2011, 04:30 PM
I thought I'd show y'all some of what I've been up to, since I haven't posted an image in AGES.


Interior (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camerajunkie/5317323266/) by SunshinePhotos.TN (http://www.flickr.com/people/camerajunkie/)

This is my first time I've tried an interior shot like this. Security was very nice and let me photograph inside as this is the lobby of an office building. :) CC are more than welcome.

Okay, I keep trying to post and this reminds me why it's been so long since I have. What am I doing wrong? Though I think I finally figured it out. Dang technology!

Nice shot. The exposure is perfect and I think you found a nice balance with the white balance. Your dealing with mixed lighting here, which can be tough, but the whitebalance in the picture is perfect.

The only thing I would try to fix is the distortion. There is a little bit of perspective distortion resulting from not holding the camera level and a bit of barrel distortion. Both are quite easy to fix with the lens correction tool of photoshop. If you don't have photoshop, use another program to fix the barrel distortion first. After that you can use Microsoft ICE (which is free)to fix the perspective.


I really like the reflection in this

Nice picture. Beautiful reflection!

Camerajunkie
01-05-2011, 09:25 AM
Thanks Dennis. I know what you mean about the distortion. The lines bugged me but I've only dabbled in perspective control via photoshop so I didn't go there for this assignment since it was a lighting assignment. I'll have to give it a go and see if I can't get the image to look even better!

Now for another image... :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5317382464_6a375f68c1_b.jpg

CC are always welcome.

Turo
01-06-2011, 07:41 AM
View of Florence at dusk...


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5005/5328100447_266ca2fe87_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5328100447/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-07-2011, 04:34 AM
I really like the reflection in this

Me too, nice.

AMD, I think your nuts :D

Turo, very envious, nice shot.

Thronsen
01-07-2011, 09:11 PM
I love the sky Turo, especially as it took me a minute to notice it.

Cyberwlf
01-08-2011, 09:05 PM
A shot of Prague in the winter...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/5338249244_76ca28e58a_o.jpg

hokeyguy
01-09-2011, 02:56 AM
I haven't been here in ages. Lots of great inspiration going through the many posts. I'll have to see if I can stop by more often!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5336487679_9d70870749_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
01-09-2011, 05:59 AM
Really like the lighting / composition in the shot above, but the lack of sharpness of the woman is a real drawback for me personally.

Turo
01-09-2011, 10:12 AM
Nice shot hokeyguy, I really like how the lighting turned out!

Prospero
01-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Turo, brilliant shot. Fantastic lighting. Makes me miss Italy...


A shot of Prague in the winter...


Here's a picture from the same bridge (a couple of statues further towards the old city centre), but then taken in the summer :)

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hokeyguy
01-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Really like the lighting / composition in the shot above, but the lack of sharpness of the woman is a real drawback for me personally.

Thanks! I didn't even notice the sharpness. I haven't touched the camera in months and sort of got re-inspired around Christmas time. I've been reading the owners manual again because I don't remember what all these buttons and symbols mean!

XaiLo
01-09-2011, 03:46 PM
I really like the reflection in this

I like the composition and edit, great shot!

gsusmaniac
01-09-2011, 06:18 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5341465772_c2aa700047_z.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-10-2011, 05:10 AM
Good to see you again GS, congrats on the household addition.

Prospero
01-10-2011, 07:24 AM
Here's a picture taken in the gardens of Vila d'Este in Tivoli, Italy.

It's an HDR, or rather, a blend of two exposures. I hardly ever use the HDR techniques I used in the past anymore, because the techniques fail to give me the image quality I want in most situations.
This one was blended using the following technique:
One picture, the brighter exposure was edited to optimize the foreground (and thus had a completely blown out sky). The second picture was edited to optimise the sky. However, around the edges between sky and land I used color control points to locally give the picture the same color as the brighter picture (only a lot more noisy).

After that they were blended in Photoshop, which was quite easy since around the edge, both pictures were very similar. I think this technique is a lot more relieable and also faster than the techniques I used in the past.

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gsusmaniac
01-10-2011, 12:46 PM
It's good to be back DPR, I have missed it... and Carter (My Son) is amazing! He is such a blast, and a great subject to shoot with my new camera!

ssil2000
01-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Dennis, thats a lovely photo of my house ;)

Falconest174
01-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Here is one of several shots of a recent sunset after a snowstorm of a few inches. We were on the fringes of a costal storm that dropped more East of us in the NYC area.

Prospero
01-11-2011, 05:00 AM
Dennis, thats a lovely photo of my house ;)

Thanks :)

However, next time I come over, could you please switch on the fountains?

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The house in the picture is famous for its fountains, but due to technical problems they were all switched off. On good days it's supposed to look like this (http://discounthotels.com/travel-blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/tivoli-villa_d_este.jpg)

500mL
01-11-2011, 11:19 PM
Took some time off work and went to Vancouver. I took my used Nikkor 14-24 lens for a spin and got some pretty decent shots out of it. Here's one of the Canada Place in downtown Vancouver in HDR:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5343217031_240be0d2ec_b.jpg

Cyberwlf
01-12-2011, 06:31 AM
Combination of of wide angle lens with angle/composition chosen and HDR works very nicely for the pic 500mL, only real distraction is the man in green on the LHS.

Pacman642
01-12-2011, 09:30 AM
D700
60mm 2.8
(2) SB-900s through umbrellas
SU-800
Processed in ACR and Color Efex Pro

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/DoubleRedweb.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/spidermumweb.jpg

500mL
01-12-2011, 10:26 AM
Combination of of wide angle lens with angle/composition chosen and HDR works very nicely for the pic 500mL, only real distraction is the man in green on the LHS.

Thanks Cyberwlf :) I thought about cloning out that person but I figured leaving it there would show a little more humanity in this shot I guess? Kinda keeping it the in real world even though the shot looks a little fake.

500mL
01-12-2011, 10:28 AM
D700
60mm 2.8
(2) SB-900s through umbrellas
SU-800
Processed in ADR and Color Efex Pro


Great macro Pacman! I love both of 'em!

Turo
01-12-2011, 01:00 PM
Great shots Pacman, very very nice!

hokeyguy
01-13-2011, 02:13 AM
Pacman, I like the rose macro.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5351057842_f667bf9a3d_b.jpg

tizeye
01-13-2011, 03:25 AM
Prospero...
Nice pictures of the house. Love the detail you were able to bring out, and adjusting the sky. One suggestion. As a final step, consider leveling the horizon. Look at the straight roofline of the house which is where eyes tend to be drawn. The second is less noticable as the irregular skyline transition mask it until you look down at the straight edge brickwork on the fountain.

Prospero
01-13-2011, 06:25 AM
Hokeyguy, great shot. Beautiful lighting!


Prospero...
Nice pictures of the house. Love the detail you were able to bring out, and adjusting the sky. One suggestion. As a final step, consider leveling the horizon. Look at the straight roofline of the house which is where eyes tend to be drawn. The second is less noticable as the irregular skyline transition mask it until you look down at the straight edge brickwork on the fountain.

Thanks.

I had not noticed the horizons were crooked myself, but then, it's only 1.2-1.3 degrees. Thanks for pointing it out.

Prospero
01-13-2011, 07:58 AM
Here's a picture of the white cliffs of Dover that I took this summer.

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tizeye
01-13-2011, 08:28 AM
Been a while since I posted a photo. Particurally like this one as "the challenge of the mirrors" keeping me and the camera out of it.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb377/tizeye1/Homes/DSC_0730BarHarbor.jpg

photowerkz
01-13-2011, 02:55 PM
PACMAN: Nice pictures!

Jrb350z
01-13-2011, 03:22 PM
Here is my first attempt at a POTD.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5353231596_8364610d6d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/5353231596/)
Stream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/5353231596/) by Jrb350z (http://www.flickr.com/people/57982948@N05/), on Flickr

Please feel free to comment/ critique as I know I have a lot to learn.

ssil2000
01-13-2011, 04:09 PM
Here is my first attempt at a POTD.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5353231596_8364610d6d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/5353231596/)
Stream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/5353231596/) by Jrb350z (http://www.flickr.com/people/57982948@N05/), on Flickr

Please feel free to comment/ critique as I know I have a lot to learn.

one think i suggest is posting your settings like
(these numbers are just made up because i cant see your setting from my work computer)
1/100th
f8
iso 200
18/55 @ 55

it allows us to get a better idea, of what you are doing with the camera.

I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination but as for the photo i think its ok, a bit flat and not really sure what you were trying to capture. was the stream your main subject? if so you may have been able to try getting a bit closer to it and lower down, so the eye would be drwan down the stream, if you had a tripod you could have also tried slowing down your shutter speed to give the water a nice effect.

welcome and post lots of photos (one per day! ;) )

Sergio

K1W1
01-13-2011, 04:56 PM
[QUOTE=ssil2000;422764
(these numbers are just made up because i cant see your setting from my work computer)
[/QUOTE]


These aren't they are extracted from Flickr

Camera Nikon D7000
Exposure 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 25 mm
Focal Length 25.2 mm
ISO Speed 140
Exposure Bias 0 EV

Jrb350z
01-13-2011, 05:59 PM
was the stream your main subject? if so you may have been able to try getting a bit closer to it and lower down, so the eye would be drwan down the stream, if you had a tripod you could have also tried slowing down your shutter speed to give the water a nice effect.


Yes, the stream was the subject and no I don't have a tripod so unfortunately slower the shutter wasn't an option this time. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to try those next time.



Camera Nikon D7000
Exposure 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 25 mm
Focal Length 25.2 mm
ISO Speed 140
Exposure Bias 0 EV

K1W1 is correct about the settings, except I did adjust the Exposure Bias +.5 in post as it originally looked a little dark to me.

Falconest174
01-13-2011, 07:02 PM
Jrb350z;
Dark color of snow is common as camera exposure systems tend to try to make it come out as a grey, so some exposure adjustment is usually required to get it right, either in camera or in Post.

Cyberwlf
01-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Manually metering when in snow is best and remember there is usually a 2 stop compensation required in exposure to avoid highlights blowing out / avoiding parts of the image being under exposed (burnt out).

That said, how one holds a camera well when its so freezing that it snows is something i'm still yet to figure out myself ;)

Jrb350z
01-14-2011, 05:58 PM
Everyone thanks for telling me about using exposure comp. in the snow. As soon as I read those tips I remembered reading about that in "Understanding Exposure". So much to remember. Oh well I guess practice, practice, practice is the best thing for me now.

hokeyguy
01-14-2011, 06:43 PM
tizeye, very nice lighting and layout to me.

Pacman642
01-15-2011, 07:38 AM
500mL, Turo, hokeyguy, and photowerkz,

Thanks for the compliments, trying out a Nikon 60mm macro lenses and some umbrellas I bought. Years ago my wife worked for a florist while going to college, we still get all our flowers there. I went in one day and asked if they had some stuff they weren't going to use or stuff that was a few days old that would be cheap. They gave me a few things as long I showed them the results. I have a few more just haven't posted yet.

Going to be off of work on my regular winter vacation starting next week, not going anywhere, both of my kids are in school. So I'm trying to plan a few days out shooting some landscapes and maybe a few days playing with the umbrellas and flashes.