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Pacman642
01-15-2011, 09:05 AM
So I figured I post a few before heading into work:

This was shot using D700, 60mm, (2) SB-900s and SU-800:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/diamond-rose.jpg

The next 2 were shot with same, I'm a huge fan of Native Sunglasses, you can pop the lenses out and add different ones for changing light.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Native-glasses.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/pale-ale-fade.jpg

This female mallard was just hanging out on the ice while the rest searched for food, it was pretty cold out and the snow was just dying down a bit.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/Mama-duck.jpg

This last one was shot with D700, 70-200 at a local resident only park, not much to shoot but we make do.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/seasonal-abandonment.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-15-2011, 04:37 PM
Nice stuff Pacman, particularly like the tree in whiteout conditions

Rooz
01-15-2011, 06:34 PM
So I figured I post a few before heading into work:


This last one was shot with D700, 70-200 at a local resident only park, not much to shoot but we make do.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/seasonal-abandonment.jpg

what a stunner

Rooz
01-15-2011, 06:40 PM
"welcome home" i heard in my head as i snapped this shot. after a frustrating and infuriating tryst with a gf1+20/1.7, i pulled the d700 and 50/1.4G out for some shots at home.
shot #1...BOOM. end of process. SOOC @ 1.4.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5358258841_0f56ea0e76_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5358258841/)

K1W1
01-15-2011, 06:45 PM
after a frustrating and infuriating tryst with a gf1+20/1.7,

Another failed attempt at cross cultural marriages. Imagine how bad it would have been if you had purchased a fairy camera. :)

Rooz
01-15-2011, 06:53 PM
Another failed attempt at cross cultural marriages. :)

yepp, thats my 2nd attempt now. although the canon experiment wasnt a failure. the GF1 ? the worst camera experience i think i've ever had. hated every second of it.

tizeye
01-15-2011, 08:13 PM
Pacman642...Nice
The first one was intriguing with the content, but particurally liked the last one.

Rooz
01-16-2011, 12:50 AM
Twas a 1.4 day today...a couple of my niecewith the 85g

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5358862673_93d8980b2a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5358862673/)

Cyberwlf
01-16-2011, 01:04 AM
I had an abortion of an experience with an Olympus PEN EPL-1 or whatever it was. Worst hybrid camera ever, although Sony NEX would rate as having the biggest abortion of a camera/lens combination design ever conceived (lens = 95% of the weight and about 10x the size of the camera body) and defeating any concept of portability.

The Panasonic G2 by comparison with 20/1.7 for me though worked very well, took some great photos with it in Spain and Portugal last year, the IQ isn't upto my Nikon but functionality wise it worked a charm. Not sure how it compares to the older generation GF1 though to know how the experience compares.

Excuse posting them here but continuing with the shallow DoF being used above, here's some examples from the G2/1.7:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5359049249_c8304b4fb6_b.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5359662468_f7544b9267_b.jpg

Rooz
01-16-2011, 01:40 AM
The Panasonic G2 by comparison with 20/1.7 for me though worked very well, took some great photos with it in Spain and Portugal last year, the IQ isn't upto my Nikon but functionality wise it worked a charm. Not sure how it compares to the older generation GF1 though to know how the experience compares.

if all you;re taking is those sorts of shots, (ie: non moving objects), then the gf1 will suit. the IQ was outstanding on the rare occasion it got something in focus.

Cyberwlf
01-16-2011, 03:34 AM
The AF in low-light isn't great (it could probably be rated as fair) for moving objects on the G2, but in decently to well lit scenarios i've had no issues with moving objects. But the GF1 (and G1) were earlier generation products to the G2 (and G10 / GF2). I had initially brought the G2 with me and not my Nikon gear as I was going to a festival and didn't have anywhere I felt I could securely leave the camera and in the conditions at the event I did not want to damage it either :)

PS. Have a whole series of photos taken with it at the festival here, which included low-light photography and plenty of shots involving moving people ;) You can see them here if interested... http://www.psykeout.net/photos/boom2010/

Rooz
01-16-2011, 04:16 AM
the gf1 does not support continuous AF, (AF-C), with the 20mm lens at all. so it wasnt a matter of it not being good enough or quick enough. it doesnt exist.

the people shots in low light you are talking about are all pretty much at infinity so small movements arent relevant to subject focus. ie: as long as you get an initial lock and hit the shutter button, small incremental movements wont matter. try doing that when the subject is only a couple of metres, (or less), away...very different story.

Cyberwlf
01-16-2011, 05:45 AM
Fair enough Rooz, will have to explore that one more. Would be interesting to see...

Turo
01-16-2011, 03:44 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5004/5361270779_5685e3225b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5361270779/)
Call Button (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5361270779/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

tizeye
01-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Another use of mirrors - not like the other one where I hid the tripod in the wooden framing. With this one, the challenge was not blowing out the window while using available light.
f5
1/100
12mm
ISO 200

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb377/tizeye1/Homes/CWL_0410.jpg

DiamondSCattleCo
01-17-2011, 09:09 PM
Very nice picture. But perhaps more important, very nice freakin' bathroom. I'm thinking of redoing mine and that one gives me many ideas.

Myboostedgst
01-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Is that a shower to the left hand side? Where there is no door and a window to the tub? If so that is a very cool idea. Maybe some day when I own my own house I will do something like that.

trackin951
01-17-2011, 10:30 PM
Hello all! I haven't shared any photo's on here in a while and just had fun playing with my new CS5.

Here is a picture that I actually took in July and just got around to giving it the full treatment. My first time using CS5 for an HDR or for a photo in general. I am a photoshop Noob.

C&C is welcome:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5366355634_27c4768181_b.jpg

K1W1
01-17-2011, 11:05 PM
Is that a shower to the left hand side?

Yes have a look at the reflection in the mirror on the right. You can clearly see the shower rose hanging from the ceiling.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-18-2011, 03:12 AM
Nice work trackin. Only suggestion I can make is when you mask the sky try feathering / expanding the mask edge by a few pixels. You've got some halo around the horizon.

tizeye
01-18-2011, 05:50 AM
Is that a shower to the left hand side? Where there is no door and a window to the tub? If so that is a very cool idea. Maybe some day when I own my own house I will do something like that.

Yes, and in the mirror can see the showerhead coming out of the ceiling (direct view blocked by the divider wall post.) I guess exhibitonism can be fun with all those windows and curtain treatments. :D It was taken in a model home...which is a great place to take photos, well staged interiors and staff are usually accomodating in granting permssion.

trackin951
01-18-2011, 08:42 AM
Thanks DPR. I did notice this and tried a little bit. Is there a simple way to accomplish this with a command? It is going to be a long learning process and any tips would def. help.

trackin951
01-18-2011, 09:35 AM
Here's another at the cabin this summer:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5365845817_b71838a3a2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5365845817/)
Cabin Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5365845817/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr

500mL
01-18-2011, 12:02 PM
Just a couple more HDRs from my recent trip in Vancouver.
I don't want to flood the thread with my images here from my trip, but in case you're interested, I posted more on my blog (http://keenenbrown.com/blog). I mostly shot with the D700 + 14-24mm 2.8 combo.

Surrounding mountains seen from downtown Vancouver
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5347022954_19d2a34632_b.jpg

Granville Street
]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5346414191_c77c1540cb_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-19-2011, 04:34 AM
500 ml beautifull images but personally don't like grainy skies. Seen too many in slides.

Trackin, I'm the wrong man to ask I haven't learnt much. However from memory my results improved when I did:
> selection > modify > expand > 3 pixels
>Selection > modify > feather > 3 pixels.
>curves

I think I read that somewhere but when I just tried it mine looked no better :(

K1W1
01-19-2011, 04:45 AM
Just a couple more HDRs from my recent trip in Vancouver.

I quite like one but two is not me at all either the composition or the treatment.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-19-2011, 06:49 AM
Tour Down Under I can't take any credit for this, I think the glass did this without me.

500mL
01-19-2011, 09:48 AM
500 ml beautifull images but personally don't like grainy skies. Seen too many in slides.

Trackin, I'm the wrong man to ask I haven't learnt much. However from memory my results improved when I did:
> selection > modify > expand > 3 pixels
>Selection > modify > feather > 3 pixels.
>curves

I think I read that somewhere but when I just tried it mine looked no better :(

Thanks DPR. I intentionally left the skies grainy. It's a different treatment on this one that I kinda liked :)

500mL
01-19-2011, 10:11 AM
I quite like one but two is not me at all either the composition or the treatment.

Thanks K1W1.

I hear ya. HDRs aren't my thing too, usually. Although, with all the ones I've tried processing in the past, they looked nothing close to this and looks a lot crappier. These ones came out a lot more decent than I expected.

Jrb350z
01-19-2011, 05:34 PM
Here's a pic of my daughter I took as she was running around the yard. I thought about converting to black and white, but wasn't sure which I liked better so I just went with the original.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5370940631_63a3502b0a_b.jpg

Comments welcome.

K1W1
01-19-2011, 07:18 PM
Tour Down Under I can't take any credit for this, I think the glass did this without me.

The stripes on those helmets hurt my eyes (and why didn't you get shots of the crash?).

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-20-2011, 03:39 AM
Shrunk to 850 pixels for some reason it hurts my eyes too but it is SOOC no sharpening and better yet the large looks sweet.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-20-2011, 03:47 AM
JRB nice shot, makes it a rewarding hobby doesn't it. Can I post an edited version, not better just different?

Jrb350z
01-20-2011, 01:22 PM
JRB nice shot, makes it a rewarding hobby doesn't it. Can I post an edited version, not better just different?

It is very rewarding. Feel free to post an edited version (you just have to promise to tell me what you did and remember that I have very little post processing knowlege when you explain it).

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-20-2011, 02:05 PM
Cropped to 6x4 vertical to reduce the vacant space
curves adjustment to slightly increase contrast and brighten her up a touch
sharpening (unsharp mask radius 1 strength 100% in photoshop) to bring up her eyes and hair
painted on a little blur on her right cheak (our left) which sharpened up too much

Jrb350z
01-20-2011, 05:02 PM
Cropped to 6x4 vertical to reduce the vacant space
curves adjustment to slightly increase contrast and brighten her up a touch
sharpening (unsharp mask radius 1 strength 100% in photoshop) to bring up her eyes and hair
painted on a little blur on her right cheak (our left) which sharpened up too much

I like how subtle little changes can make such a difference in a photo. Thanks for explaining the changes you made.

Falconest174
01-20-2011, 08:26 PM
Like the shot and the changes that DPR made helped it a bit.
I find that pics of people taken unposed and candid often give a greater insight into the real personality than formal 'Olan Mills' portraits.
Here is a sample of one taken during our churches' Christmas program of the girl playing Mary.

hokeyguy
01-21-2011, 03:36 AM
Granville Street
]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5346414191_c77c1540cb_b.jpg

I like this look for this particular image. It reminds me of the art you would see in the old, original Heavy Metal magazine. I think it needs some rotating to make the center building verticle though.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-21-2011, 05:20 AM
Back to the beach, I know you all got sick of my beach shots years ago but here's another anyway :)

Prospero
01-21-2011, 07:10 AM
Back to the beach, I know you all got sick of my beach shots years ago but here's another anyway :)

Wow! Amazing sunset! Great composition!

Falconest174
01-21-2011, 02:23 PM
DPR;
With shots like that let 'em complain.:D

Anthony
01-21-2011, 03:06 PM
I was reading an artical in a camera magazine the other day and they had a similar image and the comment was it is better to have the pier coming in from the left as we tend to read from left to right.

I have tried fliping your image horizontaly and am not sure if it looks better that way or not.

K1W1
01-21-2011, 03:26 PM
we tend to read from left to right.


"We" being people of Judaic/Christian backgrounds who read from left to right of course. In terms on numbers of people in the world the way "we" read is in the minority.

Falconest174
01-21-2011, 07:56 PM
right to lef,t left to right, whichever. For those of us who are dyslexic we would get it mixed up either way. I am always correcting my typing and writing, transposing numbers, too.

Sir Les
01-22-2011, 01:24 AM
"We" being people of Judaic/Christian backgrounds who read from left to right ...

Well, maybe not Judaic -- Hebrew is read from right to left.

On another note, allow me to introduce my first grandchild, Sophia Grace. Only three weeks old and already loves the camera!

D7000; Nikon 18-200VR @ 50mm; 1/30s @ f/4.8; ISO 1600; ambient light; usual Photoshop adjustments.

Falconest174
01-22-2011, 06:16 PM
Her is a shot of snow carved into nooks valleys and waves by wind blowing across a local riverwalk.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-22-2011, 11:10 PM
Congrats Sir Les

Rooz
01-23-2011, 12:51 AM
On another note, allow me to introduce my first grandchild, Sophia Grace. Only three weeks old and already loves the camera!
.

congrats. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5380363734_13878e877e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5380363734/)

Lucas took this one. bang on focus.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5380363762_4a9550893d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5380363762/)

rawpaw18
01-23-2011, 03:54 AM
Adorable Rooz, and Lukas can shoot too! wow

Rooz
01-23-2011, 04:20 AM
thanks mate. he took quite a few actually at around 1/10 hit rate. not bad. lol its like a little game. "make sure the red square is over alex's eye before you press the button."

jr_rodriguez
01-23-2011, 08:20 AM
On another note, allow me to introduce my first grandchild, Sophia Grace.
Congratulations! Beautiful girl! Good thing you got that new camera body -- I'm sure you'll be taking a "few" thousand pictures of her :)

jr_rodriguez
01-23-2011, 08:24 AM
Wow Rooz. Great shot of the kids. Great to see Lukas has talent too!

Turo
01-23-2011, 01:02 PM
Great shots, Rooz! Love the eyes on the one Lukas took!

My contribution for the day:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5379565905_4775fd6978_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5379565905/)
The Dome (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5379565905/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

Myboostedgst
01-23-2011, 04:39 PM
thanks mate. he took quite a few actually at around 1/10 hit rate. not bad. lol its like a little game. "make sure the red square is over alex's eye before you press the button."
Your son shoots better than me. :(

:p

500mL
01-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Great shots, Rooz! Love the eyes on the one Lukas took!

My contribution for the day:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5379565905_4775fd6978_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5379565905/)
The Dome (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5379565905/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

Love the black white treatment here Turo!

Sir Les
01-23-2011, 07:54 PM
Thank you for the congrats -- becoming a grandfather is quite a life-changing (and ageing) experience!

Rooz & Lucas -- excellent shots, and the b&w mode really seems to suit the subject and mood.


Congratulations! Beautiful girl! Good thing you got that new camera body -- I'm sure you'll be taking a "few" thousand pictures of her :)

Yes, I'm really liking the D7000, especially its low-light capability. I still have to become familiar with its myriad of options to get the best shots from various lighting conditions. I have discovered though that to get the best playback of stills and video on a large screen HD tv, it's essential to use an HDMI cable between camera and tv instead of the standard AV cables. The results then are truly stunning.

I'm also thinking of 'investing' in an AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G for indoor candids. Any thoughts about this relatively inexpensive lens, anyone?

Cyberwlf
01-24-2011, 05:51 AM
35mm f1.8G is a great lens for the price, you won't find a much better prime of it's class within that kind of price range. The 50mm f1.4/85mm f1.4 are better lenses but are a fair bit more.

The 50mm f1.4 though is considered the uber prime though, even though 35mm is closer to that 50mm focal length (effective) that portraits are supposedly best at, but if it's outside your budget I doubt you'd go unhappy with the 35mm offering (note the 35mm f1.8 is DX only, so you won't be able to use it properly should you ever go full frame where as the 50mm f1.4 works fine on a FF body).

Here's a shot taken with the 35mm last year, not a portrait though...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5383837853_3753d33789_o.jpg

...and whilst i'm at it here's another shot taken in Prague with the lens (silhouette style)..

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5384481108_b6fd12d6f3_b.jpg

Sir Les
01-24-2011, 04:39 PM
@ Cyberwlf: Thanks very much for your comments -- most helpful. Also thanks for those beautiful photos of Prague -- they took me right back to when I visited there some years ago. It was a most enjoyable visit -- where else can you attend a Mozart concert held in an 18th century chateau, with all the performers AND the waiting staff dressed in authentic period costume, handing out free champagne? :D

Falconest174
01-24-2011, 07:10 PM
Here is a but of an unusual take on a sunset.
20F after a -5F overnite caused the local river to be almost entirely frozen over, not seen in several years here.

gsusmaniac
01-26-2011, 06:57 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5391831376_541b3f2849_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5391235599_a445087406_z.jpg

Unisaw
01-26-2011, 07:11 PM
Trying to post a pic. My Great Neice, if theres such a thing !!!!:confused


http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc310/unisaw57/Cynthia/DSCN0703.jpg

This was a quick shot from a Nikon Coolpix S630.....

Rooz
01-27-2011, 12:47 AM
Zac by Lucas

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5386540953_5c29aeb452_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5386540953/)

Restoman
01-27-2011, 09:05 PM
^^^ edited eyes? ^^^

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-28-2011, 04:16 PM
No the reflection of the light source in the eyes shows that he's just thought about lighting them properly. Hence the eyes look brighter than other peoples shots (who don't)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-28-2011, 06:45 PM
Tour Down Under Crowdshot

Falconest174
01-29-2011, 10:50 AM
What crowd? :confused: All I see is a lovely lady.:D
Nice profile shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-29-2011, 07:33 PM
"Lifecycle"

Sir Les
01-29-2011, 10:02 PM
Great shot, DPR. National Geographic -- eat your heart out! :)

Falconest174
01-30-2011, 03:34 PM
DPR;
I agree with 'SirLes'.
You rarely see such a superposition of the life sequence.:D

Pacman642
01-30-2011, 08:16 PM
DPR, Nice shot!

So we received a few inches of snow the other day, I was out to visit my mom and one of her trees(crabapple maybe) still had the berries on it and thought I'd grab a shot. Suppose to get 8-12 inches sometime mid-week, hopefull I can get out again.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/crabapple-9.jpg

Pacman642
01-31-2011, 08:16 PM
So due to my work schedule(working afternoons) I'm not able to make a lot of family events or my daughters activities. So I made it a point to get to more things this year regardless of my hours. She swims on Monday nights, my wife swam competitively her whole life and I think we have another one. She's 7 and normally swims against the 10 and 11 years olds. However, today this guy jumped at the chance to be the first one to race the length of the pool. Then he found my girl was the fastest swimmer from the previous class and his confidence just got sucked out of him. She beat him by more than 3 body lengths. Needless to say I'm very proud!

I called this one Sizing up the Competition:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/SizinguptheCompetition.jpg

Working on her form:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/freestyle.jpg

Practicing the breast stroke:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/masteringthebreaststroke.jpg

Miss Hot Shot taking a break:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u153/pacman642_2007/takingabreak.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-01-2011, 02:12 AM
Like the 1st shot Pacman and the story with it. Congratulations

DownByFive
02-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Four shot panorama of Los Angeles taken from Mulholland Drive right after sunset.

Taken with Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/11, ISO 100, 20 second exposure.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5405780762_776af9b809_b.jpg

tizeye
02-02-2011, 04:18 AM
Pacman...
Really like the first one as it portrays so much. The actions shots are good, but almost seem routine for swimming, which is what makes the first one stand out. Great expression on the last one but the pylon detracts.

Oh, and someone should tell the boy to ditch the baggy shorts.

Pacman642
02-02-2011, 07:21 AM
Tizeye,

Thanks for the kind words, I agree the first one does say a lot. The others as you said are just routine. Can wait for summer when she starts completing again.

Cyberwlf
02-02-2011, 09:32 AM
A well known landmark ...to some ;)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5410886788_39dc833d0f_o.jpg

500mL
02-02-2011, 09:57 AM
Four shot panorama of Los Angeles taken from Mulholland Drive right after sunset.

Taken with Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/11, ISO 100, 20 second exposure.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5405780762_776af9b809_b.jpg

Nice panorama and long exposure. I miss doing night shots. I wish spring time arrives sooner than later.

Myboostedgst
02-02-2011, 10:20 AM
We got hammered here in the midwest. Snapped a quick picture while I was out shoveling.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5300/dsc0105edited.jpg

jcon
02-02-2011, 02:13 PM
We got hammered here in the midwest. Snapped a quick picture while I was out shoveling.



Isnt it terrible?!?!?! I live in La Crosse roughly 3 hours from you and we got it pretty bad too. I dont remember having this bad of a winter in several years!

Falconest174
02-02-2011, 03:18 PM
Cyberwolf;
Great shot of theOpera House. Most pics of it show the entire complex. It is nice to see a close up of the 'sails' showing detail usually not noticed.
Myboostedgst;
We got missed by the worst of the snow but got quite a bit of sleet and freezing rain, turning colder, now and snowing a bit, black Ice warnings have been issued.

VTEC_EATER
02-02-2011, 03:31 PM
We got hammered here in the midwest.

It's not that bad. You just have to try and make the best of it.

See?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/5411698082_bedf3bfd9e_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/5411086255_0bafed1112_b.jpg

Good times.

Myboostedgst
02-02-2011, 05:22 PM
Its not fun when you have to shovel 3 properties and have been doing so for the last 5 hours. :(

Cyberwlf
02-03-2011, 11:21 AM
Excuse the three shots in one post (and a repetition of an earlier photo) but I decided to stay up and work on this 'set' (...all based on the same photo), to give it three different feels.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5410886788_dd85d3ae69_b.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5410886788_39dc833d0f_o.jpg)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/5413894406_9f1ca207d7_b.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/5413894406_c554d16517_o.jpg)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5413284599_bd02a52477_b.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5413284599_d1d04eeb5f_o.jpg)

500mL
02-04-2011, 03:45 PM
I don't usually do square cropped shots but it was necessary on this one.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5414770017_525b3edbb3_b.jpg

Camerajunkie
02-04-2011, 06:50 PM
I HATE sun flares, absolutely detest them. So, FWIW 500mL, I like the effect of them in your image.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-04-2011, 11:40 PM
Sorry 500ml but it doesn't work for me. Also there's some wierd stuff in the sky on the left from I guess lens cleaning?

500mL
02-05-2011, 01:07 AM
I HATE sun flares, absolutely detest them. So, FWIW 500mL, I like the effect of them in your image.

Thanks CJ :) I agree, flares can be annoying on shots, but when you get the angle right, I think it becomes a nice touch on any shot.


Sorry 500ml but it doesn't work for me. Also there's some wierd stuff in the sky on the left from I guess lens cleaning?

DPR, that weird stuff is a textured background applied in post :) Was just playing around with it after doing a split toning color.

photowerkz
02-05-2011, 03:34 AM
500ML: Nice shot. And I like the editing. Then again, I am a post processing wh*re :D

First thing edited on my new eizo screen:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/jean/jr15.jpg

Pacman642
02-05-2011, 06:11 AM
photowerkz,

Awesome! I've seen the pics you've done with this model and she seems very comfortable. Great work.

Pacman642
02-05-2011, 04:10 PM
A fun day in the snow with my oldest who loves to be outside.

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

Camerajunkie
02-05-2011, 08:15 PM
Photowerkz, I'm just not feeling it. It's overexposed in places and detracts from the image, imo.

Pacman, that's some light and fluffy snow you've got there!

hokeyguy
02-05-2011, 09:13 PM
Messing with lighting.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5419949270_b5eaee0de2_b.jpg

Rooz
02-06-2011, 12:53 AM
500ML: Nice shot. And I like the editing. Then again, I am a post processing wh*re :D

First thing edited on my new eizo screen:



love it. love it. love it. i love the boundaries you push.


Messing with lighting.


for some reason, i really dig this shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-06-2011, 02:38 AM
Wish I could say it was a crappy shot Hokey :), but it's a beautiful image due to that lighting. Amazing

photowerkz
02-06-2011, 04:08 AM
Photowerkz, I'm just not feeling it. It's overexposed in places and detracts from the image, imo.

It's overexposed on purpose. The original image is correctly exposed, so I have all the detail in the world to play with. Think I overexposed the image something like +4 stops in camera raw :)

hokeyguy
02-06-2011, 05:17 AM
for some reason, i really dig this shot.


Wish I could say it was a crappy shot Hokey :), but it's a beautiful image due to that lighting. Amazing

Thank you for the kind words. The entire time I've been into photography, I've always used natural lighting. I decided I wanted to try to embrace using flash instead of avoiding it like the plague. I still always have the option of using natural light right?

Camerajunkie
02-06-2011, 05:04 PM
It's overexposed on purpose. The original image is correctly exposed, so I have all the detail in the world to play with. Think I overexposed the image something like +4 stops in camera raw :)

I figured it was done on purpose. And I suppose I should have caveated that I am not a fan of high key images as a whole either, lol.

I also like the lighting on the john shot. :)

Turo
02-06-2011, 10:19 PM
hokeyguy, Interesting choice of subject, but a great shot nonetheless. I like the lighting, came out pretty cool!

DPR, very nice!

student
02-07-2011, 10:26 AM
Messing with lighting.

This shot really stands out! You should be very proud of your creativity.

kgosden
02-07-2011, 10:34 AM
Hokeyguy, I like the lighting effect as well. Looks almost HDR like. I amglad you did not experiment with placing a light source inside the bowl :eek:

Sir Les
02-08-2011, 12:01 AM
I amglad you did not experiment with placing a light source inside the bowl :eek:

I wouldn't worry about it -- it would only have been a flash in the pan! :D

500mL
02-10-2011, 11:51 AM
I just picked up a refurbished Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR II a couple of weeks ago and I had the opportunity to test it out with my friend. More test shots on my blog (http://www.keenenbrown.com/uncategorized/the-snow-is-your-friend/) just in case you're interested :D

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5400022108_37db424dab_b.jpg

Sir Les
02-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Great lens, great shots, Keenen. That's one advantage of living in a big city -- first, you actually have photostores that carry decent refurbished gear, and second you can go in and try before you buy.

Rooz
02-12-2011, 06:50 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5440394916_8131b35aa7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5440394916/)

K1W1
02-12-2011, 11:08 PM
I'm assuming that this is the Facebook chick magnet photo. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-13-2011, 05:18 AM
I'll stick my neck out and post 2 today.

Geoff Chandler
02-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Both nice photos DPR
Obviously the Violinist is a setup image- but nicely done.
sorry I haven't posted much recently - I am a bit off the whole business
at the moment - really need a new cam!

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-14-2011, 04:40 AM
Sounds like NAS Geoff, you've only just added to your kit!

Geoff Chandler
02-14-2011, 05:47 AM
What's NAS?
nah - I got Hot pixals and no dough

Prospero
02-14-2011, 07:46 AM
Here are two images from my wintersports trip last week:

56359

56360

AtlPikMan
02-14-2011, 04:51 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5431906607_915e70c56b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlpikman/5431906607/)
Lamborghini Diablo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlpikman/5431906607/) by Kent@SoulsticePhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/atlpikman/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-14-2011, 05:38 PM
Nikon Aquisition Syndrome - the feeling you just need to add that next thing to your kit

rawpaw18
02-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Really like that second one Dennis, beautiful depth layers.

Falconest174
02-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Vertical pic of shadows and silhouetted trees in late winter sunset. Been getting some nice sunsets against the snow covered frozen river. :D
Will still be glad when I can shed my parka for a pair of shorts though.

hokeyguy
02-16-2011, 03:32 AM
Simple shot but I like it.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/5440589634_cf536d0087_b.jpg

michaelb
02-16-2011, 06:31 PM
I just picked up a refurbished Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR II a couple of weeks ago and I had the opportunity to test it out with my friend. ..

Love it. ? lighting

I'm also liking the portrait of the little guy Rooz.

Phill D
02-16-2011, 11:24 PM
Hey DPR I think I get NAS too but I don't even own any Nikon gear ;)
Sorry to hear about the hot pixels Geoff, isn't there some way to map them out? I'm sure I read something about that somewhere although I'm way out of my knowledge area here so maybe someone else could jump in.

Geoff Chandler
02-17-2011, 02:34 AM
Hot Pixals were mapped out, under warrantee, a few years back
I was without the Cam for about 3 months!!!
Within a month or so some more started to appear

It's actually not that bad - despite there being around 12 or 14 of
them now - they don't show up all the time.

Cam is still otherwise great

Mapping probably won't cure it - a new sensor would ~
is it worth it?

I will start to save - but it will be a very long time!

If I were buying today - it would be a D90. I handled a D7000
and didn't like it in my hands.

anyway - here's a snap as I haven't posted here recently
My record deck (- my other interst is music and sound etc)

Phill D
02-17-2011, 01:49 PM
Geoff
I guess that it is something that is annoying once you notice them. Can't see any on your turntable shot though. How do they show up?

Anthony
02-17-2011, 02:02 PM
I have a couple of stuck/hot pixels but they tend to show up only on long exposures.
I had a play around with some software to automaticaly remove them along with trying to create an ImageMagick program to do it. If you are interested I will try and find the links.

When you take a photo of the lens cap it is supprising what colours there are. But when you think about it on my camera there are 15 million pixels they are not all going to be perfect !

Geoff Chandler
02-17-2011, 03:16 PM
Yep mines the same - they mostly show up on High ISo /Low light/long
exposures
You can do a trick with photoshop and making a mask or something
it all sounds too complecated to me - so I clone them out

Anthony
02-17-2011, 03:26 PM
so I clone them out

That is what I do ( if I remember ) as most of the time you are editing the photo in some way so it only takes a few extra moments.

From memory the ImageMagick code I was working on basicaly had a list of dead/bad/stuck pixels. I then duplicated the image and blured it; made the area of the pixel I wanted to remove transparent on the first image ( using a mask ); overlaid that over the blured layer and then flattened them back into one image.

Prospero
02-17-2011, 04:14 PM
Really like that second one Dennis, beautiful depth layers.

Thanks, Rich.

Here are two more:

56375

56376

Overall, I wan't all that happy with my wintersport pictures this year. I thought I did a much better job last year. But then, the conditions weren't all that good. There was only a little bit of snow in the valleys, which didn't make the place look all that pretty. Also, I didn't put that much effort in the pictures cause I was there mostly for the skiing.

Geoff Chandler
02-17-2011, 04:15 PM
@Anthony:

It's cool - but I find it annoying if the photo is fine and doesn't need any other
editing

DiamondSCattleCo
02-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Very nice Dennis. I can see me, a snowmobile and that pass in the second picture. And then I see me bleeding. I'm surprised there aren't any ski marks on it. Or does it suddenly drop 800 feet?

Prospero
02-17-2011, 05:49 PM
Very nice Dennis. I can see me, a snowmobile and that pass in the second picture. And then I see me bleeding. I'm surprised there aren't any ski marks on it. Or does it suddenly drop 800 feet?

Thanks.
I was quite far away, I think I was too far away to beable to see skimarks there. The pass is the Gebroulaz glacier, which is supposed to be one of the best off piste runs in the region. However, it's quite hard to reach (after taking several lifts you need to climb for about an hour before you can start skiing) and on the top section there are lots of crevices, which is why it's inadvisible to attempt it without a guide and lots of equipment. I would love to ski there, but since I can affort neither the guide nor the equipment, I'll have to wait some years untill I have graduated and can find a full time job.

I don't think they would allow snowmobiles in the area, since it's a national park :)

Rooz
02-18-2011, 11:45 PM
beautiful dennis.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5457371013_6c57a6346e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5457371013/)

Geoff Chandler
02-18-2011, 11:50 PM
Wonderful capture Rooz
He looks really happy too!

jr_rodriguez
02-19-2011, 11:27 AM
Photo from the fall. I had this printed on metallic paper, and really liked the results (mentioned in the lounge):

Rooz
02-20-2011, 01:26 AM
metallic paper has interested me for a long time. good to hear you pleased with the result. this may sound stupid but could you take a photo of the photo ?

24-120/4
http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/Life-after-twins/2011-02-20-0040-DSC8995/1192729712_zExKp-XL.jpg

incidentally...i just realised that Lucas has pretty much grown up on this forum. 4yo in the above photo shot today and around 4 hours old in the photo linked below which i posted in this very thread around 4 years ago. that's quite cool...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/391939895_bf568b8039_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/391939895/)

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=199375&postcount=622

K1W1
02-20-2011, 02:01 AM
It's fun playing with the D50 with kit lens whilst wearing a crash helmet, sunglasses and gloves. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5460950456_de6ae0f87d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5460950456/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-20-2011, 03:01 AM
i just realised that Lucas has pretty much grown up on this forum. 4yo in the above photo shot today

WTF, what photo of him at 4yo?

Yes very cool and interesting. Also amazing to see your development as a photographer from the D80 thru to the D700.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-20-2011, 03:05 AM
Daughters shot of the day

70-300 VR

jr_rodriguez
02-20-2011, 10:24 AM
metallic paper has interested me for a long time. good to hear you pleased with the result. this may sound stupid but could you take a photo of the photo ?


I'll give it a try. Not sure it will do it justice, though. It's hard to explain the effect it has. I'll try it tomorrow -- the picture is in my office at work. :)

tfa8rva
02-20-2011, 06:06 PM
Shot I took the other day hanging out at the beach waiting on summer.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5443443179_5e2366b430_z.jpg

AMDnut
02-20-2011, 08:14 PM
tfa8rva - great shot, I love that pic!

Sir Les
02-21-2011, 09:47 AM
tfa8rva - great shot, I love that pic!

I agree -- a very interesting, moody shot. Is it an HDR? Can you tell us what post processing you used?

tfa8rva
02-21-2011, 10:21 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah, it is an HDR. I like the HDR for getting the cloud textures, which would be been near impossible to do and still keep the rest exposed well....for me anyhow. Some call it cheating, but I don't mind. I imported into Lightroom 3.3, and the exported as jpeg to Photomatix. Tweaked it a little in Photomatix, then re-imported into Lightroom, where I upped the saturation just a bit.

trackin951
02-21-2011, 01:17 PM
Good looking beach seen. I just got done digging my car out of the 12-14" inches of fresh snow up here in good ole Minneapolis. Consider yourself lucky!

I am currently involved in a shoot for a local producer director of short films. I am the on site photographer and am having a great time!

Here is one of a woman whose son was just kidnapped by her ex husband; oh and the adults are played by kids:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5464390988_22db364d81.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5464390988/)
My Only Son-7818 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5464390988/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr

Prospero
02-21-2011, 06:05 PM
beautiful dennis.


Thanks Rooz


Daughters shot of the day

70-300 VR

Great butterfly shot. Your daughter is getting very good :).

Here's another shot from Rome, one of the Swiss Guards in Vatican City. Taken with the 135 f/2.8 wide open.

56404

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-22-2011, 06:03 AM
Nice one TFA and Prospero.

Playing around with a holiday shot of mine from November.

Prospero
02-22-2011, 06:18 AM
Nice one TFA and Prospero.

Playing around with a holiday shot of mine from November.

Thanks!

Great shot. Beautiful processing and very good composition.

Cyberwlf
02-22-2011, 06:51 AM
Was recently a little pre-occupied with birds on a beach (..no, no, not of that variety in this case ;) ). Here's a 'gul that was being blown in the wind recently..

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5465160904_a6764b6d6b_b.jpg

hokeyguy
02-23-2011, 04:07 AM
When I first got into photography, I always loved dark, rich shots. Back to the roots.

tizeye
02-24-2011, 05:56 PM
gigantic bottle rocket. ;)

From my front yard.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb377/tizeye1/DSC_3620.jpg

Falconest174
02-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Where was yer looooong lens, in the shop? :p
Nice shot through the clouds.:D
My sister and her hubby have seen launches from their place in Port St. Lucie.

tizeye
02-26-2011, 07:26 PM
Where was yer looooong lens, in the shop? :p
Nice shot through the clouds.:D


Unfortunately, 200 is a long as it goes. Yes, the long lens was in the shop sitting new on the shelf...waiting for me to pull out a credit card.

eddie_dane
03-01-2011, 07:11 AM
I haven't posted in a while. I've been working on more mundane wedding stuff. Finally got to shoot a live show again. This time it's the "Celtic Women". The violinist stole the show in my opinion.

This was an extraordinarily limited access show. I wasn't allowed to shoot during the entire first act and only the first 2 songs in the second act so I had to cheat and shoot the first act from the upper bowl like a sniper, hence a lot of my shots don't show a lot of variety.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5488368819_7782b8863f.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5488360589_418db8987c.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5488956476_322737c969.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5488358963_e9a8a14e33.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-01-2011, 11:13 PM
Great composition on the last one Eddie.

eddie_dane
03-02-2011, 06:32 AM
Much appreciated DPR

gsusmaniac
03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Sick shots Eddie... I really like them!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5491155825_595822c30d_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5491768180_dfe77b3f75_z.jpg

gsusmaniac
03-02-2011, 01:54 PM
gigantic bottle rocket. ;)

From my front yard.


So sad that I missed this, I think there is one more launch and thats it!

Falconest174
03-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Sorry, but that was the last launch for Discovery.:(

gsusmaniac
03-02-2011, 02:04 PM
Yeah, but I heard there was another shuttle to be launched. Am I wrong? If so that sucks, I wanted to shoot one more time!

Edit** Endevour and Atlantis are being launched again... I thought the NASA program was shutting down, why are there so many launches on their calender?

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html

Cyberwlf
03-03-2011, 10:02 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5494254831_f31678b380_b.jpg

gsusmaniac
03-03-2011, 07:33 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5494586402_a5e2dfcd4d_z.jpg

eddie_dane
03-04-2011, 09:50 AM
[QUOTE=gsusmaniac;424955]Sick shots Eddie... I really like them!

Thanks gsusmanic. Two things, love the shot of the vdub on the grass, the color is amazing. And, oh man, you've got a kid now!!

Sir Les
03-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Couldn't resist this line-up of littl'uns waiting to have their faces painted at a local charity open-air concert:


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/SirLes_bucket/DSC_0695r.jpg



Also couldn't resist this cheeky grin and wave at the camera:



http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/SirLes_bucket/DSC_0697r.jpg



IQ would have been better if I hadn't had the ISO set at 6400 as a minimum by mistake! :o

tim11
03-06-2011, 04:56 AM
Thanks goodness for long zoom lens.

gsusmaniac
03-06-2011, 10:03 AM
Two things, love the shot of the vdub on the grass, the color is amazing. And, oh man, you've got a kid now!!

Thanks, and yeah he was born on 8/9/10 so he is almost 7 months old now! It is an amazing journey having a kid and I love every minute!!!

Turo
03-07-2011, 09:33 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5506052447_3b30f41682_b.jpg

flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5506052447/)

Jrb350z
03-07-2011, 05:32 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5507311413_2052c7525b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/5507311413/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/5507311413/) by Jrb350z (http://www.flickr.com/people/57982948@N05/), on Flickr

Comments always welcome.

tim11
03-07-2011, 06:44 PM
The seagull looks 3D. What camera & lens used there? I haven't been able to focus on them like that.

Rooz
03-07-2011, 10:59 PM
would you believe a d7000 with the 18-105 kit lens wide open @ 5.6 ?
very nice shot.

K1W1
03-08-2011, 12:03 AM
Where are those people who decry kit lenses?

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-08-2011, 02:25 AM
Can you again post the link to the firefox exif viewer so the rest of us can do what you just did :)

Mine for today

Jrb350z
03-08-2011, 06:35 AM
would you believe a d7000 with the 18-105 kit lens wide open @ 5.6 ?
very nice shot.

Ding, Ding, Ding we have a winner! Rooz is correct (although I did crop it and add a little sharpening in post).

gsusmaniac
03-08-2011, 09:02 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5506772486_cce36cb8cb_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5506175351_70754f377c_z.jpg

Rooz
03-09-2011, 02:15 AM
Can you again post the link to the firefox exif viewer so the rest of us can do what you just did :)


i use google chrome and have an exif extension. otherwise use opanda iexif.

K1W1
03-09-2011, 02:29 AM
Can you again post the link to the firefox exif viewer so the rest of us can do what you just did :)


In Firefox go to Tools / Add-ons / Get Add-ons and type Exif in the search box. Follow the bouncing ball to install it. To use it just right click on any image and select the View Exif option.

While you are there also download Ad Block Plus. It will greatly enhance your viewing pleasure (no adds on sites).

kgosden
03-09-2011, 07:16 AM
K1W1,

Thanks for the EXIF tool info. Never knew it existed.

K1W1
03-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Like all Firefox plug ins once it's installed it is there until you uninstall it and it automatically get updated as required and every new release of Firefox checks it for compatibility before it installs.

The caveat of course with all Exif viewers is that if the Exif has been stripped from the image you can't see any. That is not the fault of the viewer it's done by the person posting the image or the software they use.

K1W1
03-11-2011, 05:41 PM
Long weekend and a teenage son who wants to mow the grass. What could be better?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5518755956_f44f5337e6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5518755956/)

DiamondSCattleCo
03-12-2011, 05:53 AM
Long weekend and a teenage son who wants to mow the grass. What could be better?

Was he not feeling well?

jr_rodriguez
03-12-2011, 11:48 AM
Was he not feeling well?

If Aussies are like Americans, he probably wanted some extra cash. :D

K1W1
03-12-2011, 02:53 PM
Was he not feeling well?

He wants a PS3. :)

AMDnut
03-12-2011, 09:20 PM
Very grey skies here.....

Cyberwlf
03-13-2011, 07:36 AM
Nice shot AMDnut. Not totally sure the custom borders work for it or not but other than that liked it.

AMDnut
03-13-2011, 10:22 AM
Thanks Cyberwlf, I was trying to do something to break up the blah looking grey...

Here is another shot of something else from this week, no border this time!

K1W1
03-14-2011, 04:56 AM
The Cascades on the Murrundindi River. This area was totally burnt out in the bush fires on 7 Feb 2009 and when I last saw it in January 2010 there was virtually no evidence of life on the ground just rock and water.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5521883789_a767d8d99d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5521883789/)
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Something of a side note but I rode my bike there yesterday and used the dirt road to see what a handlebar mounted video camera would be like. [URL="http://www.vimeo.com/21009958"]Link here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5521883789/) if you want a wider view of the area. Keep the sound down it's just road noise and wind.

tfa8rva
03-14-2011, 08:36 PM
Just finally got out this weekend to use my new camera. Nothing too earth shattering, but here's one I liked.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5522146052_6f7eb2d528_b.jpg

Turo
03-14-2011, 10:03 PM
I did this one for my girlfriend's mom. She loves the slightly over-cooked HDR look, and wanted a picture of her grandparents' old house before it was torn down:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5527851741_07790bbd92.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5527851741/)
Somewhere in GA... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5527851741/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

AMDnut
03-14-2011, 10:26 PM
From the lake....

tfa8rva
03-15-2011, 06:52 AM
I did this one for my girlfriend's mom. She loves the slightly over-cooked HDR look, and wanted a picture of her grandparents' old house before it was torn down:


I like it.

AMDnut
03-15-2011, 10:16 PM
From the last weekend....

Rooz
03-16-2011, 12:07 AM
I did this one for my girlfriend's mom. She loves the slightly over-cooked HDR look, and wanted a picture of her grandparents' old house before it was torn down:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5527851741_07790bbd92.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5527851741/)
Somewhere in GA... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5527851741/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

outstanding mate. i love it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-16-2011, 01:14 AM
Two from me today :o but they're a matched set.

Inside the war memorial in Adelaide for WWI.

Dim ambient light, WB set to tungsten, tripod, 16-85VR (which wasn't wide enough).

Oddly the memorial was full of German tourists, I think I was the only non German to visit it in the entire hour I was there.

Rooz
03-18-2011, 02:33 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5536371443_c6816315fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5536371443/)

trackin951
03-18-2011, 09:11 AM
Rooz, Brilliant as always! I think he's blowing a bubble with his eye?! Am I seeing that right?

Here's a head shot from last nights shoot:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5535815945_f4180f5536_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5535815945/)
April Kjeseth (Get her on TV people!) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5535815945/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-20-2011, 03:23 AM
Some of us have to make do without shooting models :(

Rooz
03-20-2011, 03:37 AM
Rooz, Brilliant as always! I think he's blowing a bubble with his eye?! Am I seeing that right?

Here's a head shot from last nights shoot:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5535815945_f4180f5536_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5535815945/)
April Kjeseth (Get her on TV people!) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466789@N04/5535815945/) by dustin_braun28 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27466789@N04/), on Flickr

thanks dustin....not sure if it is or not. i think it might be.
very nicely lit classical shot and you really brought out her joyful warm personality.

K1W1
03-20-2011, 05:47 AM
Spent a couple of hours today having a quiet walk through the forest. Well, I was quiet. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5541925129_4b6d4d3491_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5541925129/)

XaiLo
03-20-2011, 10:21 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5536371443_c6816315fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5536371443/)

There you go Papa-ratzeeing those kids again. lol It brought a delightful smile to my face. Luv the image.

Falconest174
03-21-2011, 08:06 PM
Here is a portrait of a seagull that came to feed on our annual Spring insect bounty.

photowerkz
03-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Picked up a little something-something for myself today :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/_DSC9246.jpg

The snow has slowly started to melt around here, so hopefully I'll be back shooting in a month or two.

Rasidel Slika
03-24-2011, 09:45 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/4602192904_ea0ccc4a26_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/4602192904/)

Rooz
03-25-2011, 01:40 AM
Picked up a little something-something for myself today :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/_DSC9246.jpg

The snow has slowly started to melt around here, so hopefully I'll be back shooting in a month or two.

i swear i hate you so much right now.

gsusmaniac
03-25-2011, 09:02 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5063/5558717898_a9c2497d41_z.jpg

XaiLo
03-26-2011, 04:35 PM
photowerkz, nice addition but weren't we just talking about shooting something other than wide? :confused: lol Let's see some great shots now. :)

Enjoy!

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-26-2011, 10:34 PM
What happened to your short primes Rooz, they're missing from you sig?

GSUS looks like shot from Aliens

Trying to shoot a sunset without filters got anoying so I looked round me and got this instead :)
A bit of dodge and burn to highlight it parts but otherwise as the 24-70 saw it.

Rooz
03-27-2011, 02:04 AM
DPR...loads of reasons...cant decide between the 24 or 35. they're a little bigger than what i would have liked. i just spent $4k on a bicycle/ accessories. mostly though, i find my time is so limited now i cant justify another $2k lens.

XaiLo
03-27-2011, 10:53 AM
DPR...loads of reasons...cant decide between the 24 or 35. they're a little bigger than what i would have liked. i just spent $4k on a bicycle/ accessories. mostly though, i find my time is so limited now i cant justify another $2k lens.

No problem, you pick the lens and I'll take it on an extended test run on your behalf of course! :D

photowerkz
03-27-2011, 02:13 PM
photowerkz, nice addition but weren't we just talking about shooting something other than wide? :confused: lol Let's see some great shots now. :)

Enjoy!

I was going to hold off on buying lenses for this season untill summer was a bit closer. But due to the tragedy in Japan, we've started to see prices rise and shops beeing out of stock for items - with long expected delivery times. So I've started ordering what I think I'll need this summer, a bit early. The downside is that now I can't take my time and get a feel for what I need, and instead just have to go with that I think I'll need... And I've got some expencive needs :)

I think Rooz will hate me some more this week... maybe :D

500mL
03-27-2011, 04:49 PM
Meet my friend's pet, Skittles :D
Taken with the D90 + 85mm 1.4D


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5564483161_706452da90_b.jpg

K1W1
03-27-2011, 05:52 PM
IBut due to the tragedy in Japan, we've started to see prices rise and shops beeing out of stock for items - with long expected delivery times.

Don't panic buy.
Thom Hogan (http://www.bythom.com/) is by far the most concerned commentator regarding Nikon and is keeping people up to date with events. He recently posted this on his site:

"Mar 22 (news)--Nikon this morning released a second press release regarding the status of employees and plants after the earthquake. One Sendai employee has now been confirmed dead, and three employees are unaccounted for. My sincerest condolences to the Nikon staff on this sad news.

The Sendai plant (which makes FX bodies) is considered "severely damaged" and not scheduled to re-open until the end of March. The other affected plants, including the lens plant, should all be in operation by tomorrow. However, due to the many unresolved issues (power, supply chain, etc.), Nikon is unable to say when full production will resume; there may shortages of some products due to this.

One thing I should mention: Nikon has been amongst the most financially transparent of the Japanese companies. They share unit volume sales numbers that other camera companies don't, they are quick to issue statements on anything that might impact company business, they do not appear to try to hide anything about the business fundamentals. So when they issue a press release like this, I take it at straight face value: they are scrambling to restore production as fast as they can, but they do not yet know how much production that will be. "

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-28-2011, 03:07 AM
Taken with the ... 85mm 1.4D



I hate you :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-28-2011, 03:34 AM
More Tour Down Under cycling photos

jr_rodriguez
03-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Haven't been shooting much. Glad spring is finally here.

student
03-29-2011, 04:04 PM
I was in Hamburg harbor last weekend and took some interesting shots. I particularly like this one in b/w

K1W1
03-29-2011, 07:07 PM
Looks like a Dr Who episode. Maybe "Invasion of the Craneborgs". :)

Nice shot I like the b&w but the cranes mainly face out of frame. It's a shame you could have got around to the left more and had them facing into the frame.

Rooz
03-30-2011, 02:13 AM
Agree with rich about the cranes. Really well spotted shot. I would never have seen that. For some reason its very interesting.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-30-2011, 06:45 AM
Homestead in the historic town of Mintaro, South Australia

kgosden
03-30-2011, 08:26 AM
Dread Pirate,

I like the muted colors. It might look good with a vintage or sepia toned effect.

AMDnut
03-30-2011, 10:35 PM
Playin' with the 35mm f1.8 lens in full manual mode....

shannonmac
04-02-2011, 05:26 AM
first post
was trying to get a shot of the way the sunlight was hitting floor when my boxer walked by and completely made the shot!
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5581974686_9126a9fa1d_b.jpg
shot with my nikon d40 (b/w in photoshop)

Rooz
04-02-2011, 04:23 PM
[img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5098/5582884675_c2547f16df_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5582884675/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-03-2011, 07:42 AM
......................

photowerkz
04-05-2011, 11:46 AM
Just a quick snapshot... D700 / 35mm f1.4g @ f2 / ISO 1600 (no noise reduction)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/DSC9792.jpg

tfa8rva
04-05-2011, 12:22 PM
Just a quick snapshot... D700 / 35mm f1.4g @ f2 / ISO 1600 (no noise reduction)


That's too cute! I love cats.

tfa8rva
04-05-2011, 12:32 PM
Here is a picture of a tree line down the street from my house that I drive by everyday. I've tried on several occasions to capture it the way I imagine I can as I'm driving by.....but so far it's been unsuccessful. Here is one of my failed attempts.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5557335397_627c5a5af6_b.jpg

photowerkz
04-05-2011, 03:16 PM
That's too cute! I love cats.

You should check out the cat thread then. Some "propper" pictures of the little critters there: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6190&page=81 ;)

westy79
04-06-2011, 12:43 PM
Getting to grips with the 35mm 1.8 af-s

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy10/westy79/DSC_9257.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
TFA it's still beautifull even if it hasn't achieved what you intended. I'd like sharper trees myself.

Photowerkz, for a "snapshot" it's very catchy with that shallow depth of field.

Turo
04-07-2011, 12:04 AM
This guy makes pottery look easy:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5596817849_8075a566e2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5596817849/)
Franco Balducci (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/5596817849/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

Falconest174
04-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Here is a head-on shot of a Mallard drake.n He and his 'girlfriend' were feeding along a local riverbank when he turned and gave me this head-on shot.

Camerajunkie
04-08-2011, 09:26 PM
Falconcrest, it looks as though the focus is on the body of the duck and not the head. Nice detail on the feathers though.

Dread Pirate, I'm not feeling the composition on this one. Feels just kinda there. And I don't like how close to the bottom of the frame the tombstone is. I like the conversion to bw though. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-08-2011, 11:14 PM
Thanks CJ, have deleted the substandard photo

photowerkz
04-09-2011, 03:46 AM
One processed how I like it myself..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/katt05.jpg

Rooz
04-09-2011, 04:47 AM
marius...stunning buddy

Switchblade906
04-09-2011, 07:26 AM
That looks awesome!! I love the eyes.

Rooz
04-10-2011, 04:02 AM
what do you do when its raining and you want to ride your scooter ? put on a raincoat of course.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5103/5605219727_ce4f0211ba_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/5605219727/)

K1W1
04-10-2011, 04:08 AM
Put on a raincoat? Is he a wimp or was his mother home? :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-10-2011, 06:16 AM
Hoping for green, another grading test

Switchblade906
04-10-2011, 10:25 AM
Hiiiiiyyyyyy YAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

eddie_dane
04-15-2011, 06:35 AM
Back to shooting live shows again for a bit. This was a 3 day music festival and it nearly broke my back but some good stuff.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5620327152_83701e850f_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5619453069_3140182682_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5110/5620032718_4df415903d_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5620119894_1ec0c6bf0b_b.jpg

Rooz
04-15-2011, 07:03 AM
Outstanding as always eddie.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-17-2011, 12:30 AM
Dolphin Explorer cruise on the Port River

student
04-17-2011, 04:39 AM
Another one from that day at the port

BikerJohn
04-17-2011, 07:18 PM
Just pulled it straight out of the bag and took this one today. I love that camera!

57081

K1W1
04-17-2011, 09:49 PM
Cute grin. I hope that you have a shotgun for later on. :)

K1W1
04-18-2011, 06:50 AM
Artistic?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5630980176_705fe17b97_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5630980176/)

Switchblade906
04-18-2011, 07:13 AM
That looks pretty cool

Turo
04-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Artistic?

I like it!

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-20-2011, 03:52 AM
Nice artsy one K1W1.

I 2nd the thoughts about a shotgun for later on, nice shot and cool kid.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-20-2011, 04:08 AM
Autumn strikes Aus.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-20-2011, 10:42 PM
Warrawong Sanctuary, didn't match my expectations because the most photogenic animals were those I took with me.

K1W1
04-21-2011, 12:01 AM
The leaves are only just starting to turn here. Another couple of weeks I think before we get the full colours.
Is that a 70-300 on your daughters camera?

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Yeah it's her favourite lens, a good all rounder as it has a close-ish focus.

Here's one of her's

Switchblade906
04-21-2011, 08:27 AM
Thats aweosme!

Falconest174
04-22-2011, 06:36 PM
DPR, you have some competition, there. ;)
Deadliest competition there is, a cute kid with a camera. No animal will refuse to pose for that.:cool: