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Rooz
04-26-2007, 02:48 AM
Tonights moon.

K1W1
04-26-2007, 06:00 AM
Cow in a tree
Public artwork

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/183/472836479_3aef7430a9_b.jpg

D50
18-55 lens @ 18mm
1/500sec
f10
ISO200

tcadwall
04-26-2007, 08:17 PM
Ok - I am overdue, and also, since my laptop is on the blink, I might not be able to post for a few days. So I am posting a few...

I got to visit the zoo without any kids!!! Here are a few that I really liked.

All shots taken with Nikkor 18-200mm VR --edit--(VR ROCKS by the way - all hand-held..)--/edit--

Thanks in advance for suggestions / feedback!

#1 (inspired by Kellie) Tiger shot.
ISO 500
200mm @ f/11
1/80 sec
http://www.inventorypeople.com/photos/DSC_9449.jpg

#2 Silly me, didn't write down what kind of bird, but it is kewl.
ISO 200
170mm @ f/5.6 (wanted shorter DOF)
1/200 sec
http://www.inventorypeople.com/photos/DSC_9399.jpg

#3 Gorilla (this was tough because of the bright overhead sun casting shadows and highlights)
ISO 200
200mm @ f/5.6
1/200 sec
http://www.inventorypeople.com/photos/DSC_9527.jpg

tcadwall
04-26-2007, 08:20 PM
K1W1:

That probably would have been a great candidate for HDR. Did you use a fill-flash?

K1W1
04-26-2007, 08:32 PM
K1W1:

That probably would have been a great candidate for HDR. Did you use a fill-flash?


No and if anybody wants to play with HDR on it they are welcome (I will send the .NEF file if they want)

Camerajunkie
04-26-2007, 09:17 PM
Tcad,

My son just went to the zoo and that bird was on the brochure he brought home. I know it's African and if I can find it, I'll post the name.

sbnr
04-26-2007, 09:44 PM
She's searching for cats. :D

jmccalip
04-26-2007, 10:28 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/stampeder1/DSC_5568-1.jpg

fionndruinne
04-27-2007, 12:03 AM
Oh, I do like that one! Nice work.

Rooz
04-27-2007, 02:07 AM
Cafe Series #1

rawpaw18
04-27-2007, 02:40 AM
Rooz what am I looking at here? ^

Rooz
04-27-2007, 02:59 AM
lol i will post some fuller frame ones just for u RP. it is looking down on the portafiler, (the bit where the coffee comes out), and the group head of an espresso machine. :)

K1W1
04-27-2007, 05:45 AM
Street sculpture, bicycle path and childrens play area

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/206/472832715_c921b2699e_b.jpg

D50
18-55 kit lens @ 19mm
1/500 sec
f13
ISO 200

K1W1
04-27-2007, 05:47 AM
lol i will post some fuller frame ones just for u RP. it is looking down on the portafiler, (the bit where the coffee comes out), and the group head of an espresso machine. :)

Rawpaw obviously does not live in Australia. I doubt that there would be an adult in the country that would not immediately recognise that subject. :) :)

Kellie
04-27-2007, 06:26 AM
TC, great zoo shots. The bird is my favorite. I still think I want that lens someday. LOL

jmccalip - very nice. Awesome colors!

aparmley
04-27-2007, 06:26 AM
Rawpaw obviously does not live in Australia. I doubt that there would be an adult in the country that would not immediately recognise that subject. :) :)

You don't have to live in Australia to know what that is! ;)

Rooz
04-27-2007, 06:39 AM
lets take the guessing out of it huh ? :D liquid gold baby !!

goddam steam got on my lens and screwed the first macro though.
(yes i know i am abusing the POTD...but there hasn;t been much action here so i'm posting 3...my apologies in advance.:) )

Prospero
04-27-2007, 12:33 PM
Very nice macro's, Rooz. The timing and colours are great.

Here's a close up I took today in the garden:

23845

Nikon D50, Sigma 17-70
32mm, f/3.5, 1/1250s, ISO200

Kellie
04-27-2007, 05:43 PM
Prospero - great colors! Does that lens do macro throughout the focal range?

tcadwall
04-27-2007, 09:33 PM
Kellie,

did you shoot it raw?

Rooz
04-28-2007, 06:01 AM
f11 like coldy says...

Kellie
04-28-2007, 06:52 AM
Kellie,

did you shoot it raw?

No, I'm still afraid of RAW :o I'm worried about how to PP RAW shots. I'll make a point of learning Capture NX this weekend.


Rooz - gorgeous!!

Prospero
04-28-2007, 11:25 AM
Prospero - great colors! Does that lens do macro throughout the focal range?

Thanks Kellie. The focussing distance of the lens is the same throughout the entire zoom range. This means that you can take pictures of objects at the same short distance from the sensor plane at any focal length. However, the magnification of the object you take a picture of is a lot smaller at 17mm than at 70mm. At 70mm the magnification ratio is 1:2.3 (2.3 cm in real life is projected as 1 cm on the sensor).

Real macro is defined as being 1:1, so the Sigma lens is actually not a macro lens at all. However, throughout the entire reach of the lens you can take close-up pictures.

Prospero
04-28-2007, 11:36 AM
Here's my picture of the day. Another picture I took in my garden

Nikon D50, Sigma 17-70
70mm, f/4.5, 1/1250s, ISO200

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/221/474829381_08629fd439_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennis87/474829381/)

toriaj
04-28-2007, 09:04 PM
Lately, when I come home after a day of shooting and look at the pics, I've been disappointed. I'm not sure if it's the subject matter, the processing, or what. Any suggestions?

23883
f/11, 1/250 sec, 170 mm, ISO 200

I've been experimenting with having something in the foreground. It's tough to get everything in focus. Here I used f/16 and focused on the mountains in the background.
23885
f/16, 1/100 sec, 55 mm, ISO 200
(btw, see that bright blue line on the right side of the sky? It's been showing up a lot of my shots lately, in the original shot. Always on the right. Any idea what's going on? I usually crop it out, but I decided to leave it this time to show you.)

LR Max
04-28-2007, 10:06 PM
Practicing portraits. My fat cat is the perfect subject since he doesn't move a lot nor mind his picture being taken.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/205/476014051_a83cb81af4.jpg

Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure Bias: 2/3 EV
ISO: 640

So I ask: would a 85mm be better for portraits? I've seen some 85mm lenses used for a reasonable price. I've been thinking of picking one up but haven't quite determined if its worth it or not. This was my 50mm lense. But I am willing to purchase a lense strictly for portraits, since I forsee this being a continuing theme in the future.

Rooz
04-29-2007, 12:21 AM
nice one Prospero.

tor, the photos look overexposed to me. would help if you posted some EXIF data. the subject matter isn't ideal on a day like that either, lots of light browns against light brown. if the sky was bright blue with some clouds and you used a polariser you would likely get a much nicer shot.

rawpaw18
04-29-2007, 04:53 AM
There are subtle nuances between a bog, a hop and a pull, if you know them
you might be a redneck. After his run through the pit.

23896

Tweaked in Lightroom, 1/800 200iso, 200mm f/5.6

couple more here, http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/rawpaw18/Mud%20Bog/

Rooz
04-29-2007, 05:23 AM
lol what an awesome shot !

toriaj
04-29-2007, 09:51 AM
nice one Prospero.

tor, the photos look overexposed to me. would help if you posted some EXIF data. the subject matter isn't ideal on a day like that either, lots of light browns against light brown. if the sky was bright blue with some clouds and you used a polariser you would likely get a much nicer shot.

Thanks, Rooz. I edited my post with the EXIF now. The originals were much darker. I posted them in a new thread here: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30930

It really was a beautiful day, that's what I can't figure out. It was sunny and hot, with blue sky. But I was shooting subjects that were out at the horizon, so not much of the sky showed. Just the paler area near the horizon.

Kellie
04-29-2007, 10:44 AM
ROFL! Great shot, Rich!

Prospero
04-29-2007, 02:40 PM
Thanks, Rooz

Another picture of some flowers:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/474829527_6d13c933e2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=474829527&size=o)

Nikon D50, Sigma 17-70
70mm, f/4.5, 1/2500s, ISO200

XaiLo
04-29-2007, 05:14 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/04_apr/guitar.jpg

Rooz
04-29-2007, 11:16 PM
very nice X.

Rooz
04-30-2007, 06:06 AM
lol careful kell, he got the exposure and focus just right. :D

Camerajunkie
04-30-2007, 02:26 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/CamerajunkieD50/DSC_0148.jpg

Focal length: 26.0mm (35mm equivalent: 39mm)
Exposure time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
Aperture: f/4.2
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

Okay, I'm trying out different modes and programming. I like this shot. It was from our weekend away...

Prospero
04-30-2007, 02:59 PM
Kellie, nice to see a picture of you and your baby.

CJ, I like this shot. Very nice angle and composition.

rawpaw18
04-30-2007, 03:35 PM
Hubby got his hands on the camera. :eek:



I am glad he did, nice to see you and the little one.:)

Rooz
04-30-2007, 04:20 PM
sunset aussie style. not bad for lookign straight at the sun.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/478245269_023dc0a8a0_o.jpg

leyo04
04-30-2007, 05:10 PM
family portrait

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/479122206_74577cfc79.jpg

d80/55-200mmVR

PHeller
04-30-2007, 05:25 PM
Any guesses to where this was taken? I wish the background wasn't as distracting.

D50/18-55mm.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/DisneyTrip_14copy.jpg

Kellie
04-30-2007, 05:26 PM
The jumping water at Epcot? Is that the monorail track? :D Awesome shot!

toriaj
04-30-2007, 05:48 PM
Wow, that's an amazing shot. And 1/3200 sec! Must have been a very bright day.

Shawn
04-30-2007, 07:04 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/479227127_92d39550e9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightlynorth/479227127/)
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 34 mm
ISO Speed: 400

This is part of a firefighter memorial in downtown Seattle. To see it bigger, click the picture. :)

sbnr
04-30-2007, 10:21 PM
Who says flowers only grow out of dirt. :D

Rooz
05-01-2007, 12:13 AM
Any guesses to where this was taken? I wish the background wasn't as distracting.

D50/18-55mm.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/DisneyTrip_14copy.jpg

f'ing brilliant. one of the best photos i have seen on this site to date.
exif data pls !!

if ever anyone wanted to argue about User Vs Gear then this is a great photo to prove a point.

using a d2X shooting at 8fps ? nope.
using 17-55mm 2.8 superfast glass ? nope.

just a regular ol d50 and kit lens. lol great stuff.

tekriter
05-01-2007, 05:43 AM
Any guesses to where this was taken? I wish the background wasn't as distracting.

D50/18-55mm.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/DisneyTrip_14copy.jpg

how in the ever-lovin' WORLD did you do that??

I tried like heck to get something like that when we were there last year and I got zippo...

Rooz
05-01-2007, 07:23 AM
a full moon...i think anyway.

Camerajunkie
05-01-2007, 10:41 AM
Figured instead of posting a 2nd cannon picture, I'd post something totally different. Straight from the camera, I haven't PS any of them yet.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/CamerajunkieD50/DSC_0066.jpg

Flash used: No
Focal length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 82mm)
Exposure time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
Aperture: f/9.0
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

aambrosi
05-01-2007, 05:19 PM
I was at Yankee Stadium this past Sunday. Here is a shot of Derek Jeter's HR
in the 8th.

jeffdalt
05-01-2007, 07:15 PM
Here`s one I took whilst out with my dog Tigger today

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/480286002_327c139d84_o.jpg

Nikon D200
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/350)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 42 mm
ISO Speed: 200

XaiLo
05-01-2007, 07:37 PM
Kewl pic :)

Honest Gaza
05-01-2007, 08:10 PM
Cow in a tree
Public artwork


D50
18-55 lens @ 18mm
1/500sec
f10
ISO200

K1W1....your cow shot reminds me of the great Billy Conolly joke.

Little kid was telling his Dad what he had seen on the farm during a school excursion....

"We saw some horses, some sheep, some chickens and some F**kers"

Dad questions "Some F**kers you say ?"

Kid replies "Yes, the teacher called them 'effers, but I knew what she meant"

:D :D

XaiLo
05-01-2007, 08:49 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/05_may/flowers2.jpg

K1W1
05-01-2007, 10:27 PM
a full moon...i think anyway.

I just heard on the radio that the actual full moon is at 20:11 tonight AEST. :)

Rooz
05-01-2007, 10:48 PM
another beautiful aussie sunset day.

Camerajunkie
05-02-2007, 07:28 AM
I LOVE that last one Rooz. Did you use any filters or polarizers or anything?

PHeller
05-02-2007, 08:49 AM
how in the ever-lovin' WORLD did you do that??

I tried like heck to get something like that when we were there last year and I got zippo...

Actually, it took me nearly 100 shots to get that picture, but here's how I did it:

Set the lense to manual focus.
I think might have had it on Auto setting, I forget, it says Normal in the EXIF data.
Focus on your hand as close as it will go to your lense while remaining in focus.
Remmeber that distance.
When the arc of water moves over you, follow it with your arm (camrea in hand)
Snap pictures likes mad and hope you get one that works.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/DisneyTrip_307copy.jpg

Yomny
05-02-2007, 12:14 PM
Polarizer used
Aper: 5.6
Shutter: 350
WB: Auto
Focal Lenght: 28mm
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/DSC_0004-01-1.jpg

LR Max
05-02-2007, 04:17 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/481875338_e4c6c800af.jpg

My cat hates me.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/4.8
Focal Length: 52 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: Flash fired, bounce off ceiling

Rooz
05-02-2007, 04:40 PM
I LOVE that last one Rooz. Did you use any filters or polarizers or anything?

thanks CJ.
using a hoya polariser.

jmccalip
05-02-2007, 06:40 PM
Just my Sigma 70-300 APO DG. Cheapo Quantaray UV filter.

I'm open to constructive criticism, I'm still kind of a newbie to cameras.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/stampeder1/DSC_8859.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/stampeder1/DSC_8860.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/stampeder1/DSC_8871.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/stampeder1/DSC_8798.jpg

Stoller
05-02-2007, 07:46 PM
The Wife trying to figure out how the get North Window Arch in her shot. Arches National Park, UT.

D200
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Manual exposure
1/160
f11
ISO 200

http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/tami_arch.JPG

fionndruinne
05-03-2007, 12:18 AM
jmccalip, nice shots. The first couple have a bit of a focus problem - it looks like the camera was focusing on the grass, rather than the cat. That could be the fault of using "closest subject" AF-area mode, in which case you'll probably want to change to Dynamic Area or Single-Area modes, which will make it easier to get the subject you want into focus.

Beautiful, Stoller.

Rooz
05-03-2007, 05:02 AM
especially for kell. :D

Kellie
05-03-2007, 11:44 AM
especially for kell. :D

Me? Why's that? I freakin' hate spiders! They give me the heebie jeebies. LOL Great shot, though!

Yomny
05-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Focal length: 52mm
Matrix metering
Aperture: f8
Shutter: 180
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/e9aa0b39.jpg

Rooz
05-03-2007, 08:59 PM
Me? Why's that? I freakin' hate spiders! !

really ? i never woulda guessed. :D :D

PHeller
05-04-2007, 11:27 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/DisneyTrip_22copy.jpg

shoeytennis
05-04-2007, 12:45 PM
hello sportsfans.

nikon d50
sigma 70-300 apo
300mm macro

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6245/adsc0002xw1.jpg

rawpaw18
05-04-2007, 07:13 PM
Cardinals fan Brian?

Stoller
05-04-2007, 08:07 PM
D50
Nikon 18-135
1/200
f8
135mm
ISO 200
http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/DSC_9595.JPG

leyo04
05-04-2007, 08:44 PM
d70s+18-70mm kit lens.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/195/484593441_c3335ebc67.jpg

shoeytennis
05-04-2007, 10:25 PM
Cardinals fan Brian?

haha no i actually dislike baseball

Rooz
05-05-2007, 07:28 AM
nope, it aint the sharpest lens around but sometimes VR and SWM comes in handy at those times when flashes are out of the question. 1/5s for the sleepy fella and then a 1/2s test shot with 50% crop to show the effect of VR.

sbnr
05-05-2007, 03:55 PM
My friend's little sister was celebrating her 16 birthday and there was a bar, so I decided to take a shot [pun intended].

K1W1
05-06-2007, 01:34 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/486035166_54bb67aa2a_b.jpg

fionndruinne
05-06-2007, 02:10 AM
Heck of a lawn mower:p .

Rooz
05-06-2007, 02:37 AM
lol what the hell is that thing !

andiVonPants
05-06-2007, 07:29 AM
i was just testing out the zoom on a snowy day and a squirrel happened to stop within view just long enough for me to snap a couple... i love how the snow stuck to it's fur.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/paperxwrists/closer__bordered__snowy__fluff.jpg

Geoff Chandler
05-06-2007, 12:40 PM
Flying home.
Took this out the window of the plane - loved the way the clouds were
sweeping North across the Scottish landscape.
Tricky as the window was quite dirty - set the camera more vivid to compensate a bit.
D80/Sigma 17-70

fionndruinne
05-06-2007, 01:29 PM
Damn, I've got to get to Scotland sometime. And I don't mean when I retire.

Kellie
05-06-2007, 07:45 PM
Trying to figure out what kind of bird this is (maybe a Tundra Swan? I don't know my birds :p). My daughter decided to yell just as we were getting close, so I got him a couple seconds too late. He landed a little further away and I will add a shot of him standing still as soon as I get the raw file processed (takes forever - the files are HUGE). I'm glad I decided to shoot raw, though! :)

70-300 VR
300mm
f/5.6
1/400

Kellie
05-06-2007, 07:57 PM
Stroller - awesome photo!!

Stoller
05-06-2007, 07:58 PM
Nice bird Kellie. :)

D200
Sigma 17-70
1/60
f11
55mm
ISO 200

http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNT 001.jpg

swgod98
05-07-2007, 08:55 AM
Nevermind! I feel silly. He's a Great Egret. I need to learn my birds. :o

That first shot of the egret is a great one! Makes me want to post another bird shot of my own :) But, I actually logged on to post a shot from the weekend. Did a shoot for my brothers swim clinic. I had a great time and got some good shots. This one I'm posting is one of the kids doing butterfly...the stroke I've always considered the most difficult. It amazes me how these 8-9 year old kids do it without a problem.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/486715316_1688854285_b.jpg

Nikon D80 | 1/640 | f/5.6 | 70-300VR @ 270 mm | ISO 100

herc182
05-07-2007, 12:03 PM
A series of pics of my cousins kid...i was laughing at the time...

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Geoff Chandler
05-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Turf Houses at Skˇgar folk museum, Iceland

shoeytennis
05-07-2007, 09:26 PM
d50
sigma 28-70 2.8
2.8
shutter 20 seconds

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/562/adsc0032aw5.jpg

rawpaw18
05-08-2007, 03:18 AM
Stroller - awesome photo!!

Oh you can not tell she's a mommy, stroller:D

I like the bird landing Kellie
and Mike congrats on the upgrade.

Kellie
05-08-2007, 07:54 AM
LOL - please excuse the typo, STOLLER ;)

Stoller
05-08-2007, 12:59 PM
LOL - please excuse the typo, STOLLER ;)

Like that has not happened before, no problem don't worry about it. :D

shoeytennis
05-08-2007, 07:47 PM
d50
sigma 70-300 apo
300 mm macro setting

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8862/adsc0015ce4.jpg

spoonbb2
05-09-2007, 04:51 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e40/spoonbb2/DSC_0105.jpg

D50
APERTURE PRIORITY
1/15
18mm
ISO 200
F20

Geoff Chandler
05-09-2007, 10:11 PM
D50
APERTURE PRIORITY
1/15
18mm
ISO 200
F20

Curious ~ can you give us a description/explanation - not sure what this is

fionndruinne
05-10-2007, 01:00 AM
Image for the day, random but slightly interesting, mayhap.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/_DSC3279b.jpg

f/3.5, ISO 1600, 1/40 sec. @ 18mm

Rooz
05-10-2007, 03:04 AM
i like to call this fella BRUTUS ! :D

Yomny
05-10-2007, 07:42 AM
ISO: 400
F-stop: 5.6
Shutter: 1/90
Internal d50 flash.
Taken at the atlantis underground aquarium so it was pretty dark
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/yomnym/e99413b0.jpg

PHeller
05-10-2007, 07:14 PM
Image for the day, random but slightly interesting, mayhap.[/SIZE]

I like this idea, but it seems to lack the focal point of the picture, so I more or less enjoy the concept, not really the picture.

fionndruinne
05-10-2007, 07:32 PM
True, true. A lackluster focus point. I didn't have much time to think, or pick shots; half a dozen of us were wandering through a church attic.

aparmley
05-10-2007, 08:03 PM
I like this idea, but it seems to lack the focal point of the picture, so I more or less enjoy the concept, not really the picture.

I personally love it. I think the lack of clear focal point works well with this image and the crop of the body mirrors the feeling I get when trying to place the contents of the board. . . sometimes there isn't enough information in sight. . . and sometimes that fact is a powerful message. just MHO ofcourse.

fionndruinne
05-10-2007, 08:50 PM
Hey, thanks aparmley. I was trying for a slightly frenetic feel, since that's the nature of young teenagers messing off. :rolleyes:

spoonbb2
05-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Curious ~ can you give us a description/explanation - not sure what this is

Hey Geoff, I'm a newbie to photography. Please explain what you would like me to describe about the EXIF data I posted.

Thanks:)

toriaj
05-10-2007, 10:40 PM
I got my new 50mm 1.8 today, yipee! This is a 100% crop (after some PP.) I am really enjoying the sharpness, and the low-light abilities!


24284
1/60 sec., f/1.8, ISO 200
Thanks, Rooz, is it working now?

P.S. Spoonbb2, I think he's asking, what is the subject in the picture? To me, it looks kind of like an artificial beehive?

Rooz
05-10-2007, 11:16 PM
attachment going nowhere tor.

Geoff Chandler
05-11-2007, 11:33 AM
Hey Geoff, I'm a newbie to photography. Please explain what you would like me to describe about the EXIF data I posted.

Thanks:)

Sorry ~ what are the bars/container things on the left of the photo

Geoff Chandler
05-11-2007, 11:34 AM
At the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church and taking photos in Reykjavik,
when sudddenly the bells start!!! - I hadn't even noticed them above my head at first!!!
Here's the main big one: -

spoonbb2
05-11-2007, 12:17 PM
Sorry ~ what are the bars/container things on the left of the photo

Oh yeah its just a wall, nothing special .

spoonbb2
05-11-2007, 12:26 PM
I got my new 50mm 1.8 today, yipee! This is a 100% crop (after some PP.) I am really enjoying the sharpness, and the low-light abilities!


24284
1/60 sec., f/1.8, ISO 200
Thanks, Rooz, is it working now?

P.S. Spoonbb2, I think he's asking, what is the subject in the picture? To me, it looks kind of like an artificial beehive?


Thanks for clarifying that toriaj. By the ways I'm jealous you already have the 50mm.
That's going to be my next lens.

Geoff Chandler
05-11-2007, 12:35 PM
i like to call this fella BRUTUS ! :D
Rooz - great macro shot there!!!

Geoff Chandler
05-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Oh yeah its just a wall, nothing special .

Well, they looked like trays or something, full of rubble>>

fionndruinne
05-12-2007, 01:25 AM
Just messin'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/fionndruinne/Nikon%20D40/_DSC33600001small.jpg

D40; f/3.8, 1/15 sec., ISO 1600 @ 20mm

Classic96
05-12-2007, 07:14 AM
Nikon D50
50mm f/1.4
Aperture f/2.8
Exposure 1/60
ISO 200
SB-800 Bounced
Processing done in PSE 5.0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/494798277_23fdf8fa49_o.jpg

Classic96
05-13-2007, 06:28 AM
Here is one of my daughter from my Mother's Day shoot yesterday. I was pretty happy with how they all turned out. Need to pick up the prints today and get them in the frame for momma :)

Nikon D50
50mm f/1.4
Aperture f/2.8
Exposure 1/250
ISO 200
Processing done in PSE 5.0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/201/495643110_0499980f31_o.jpg

chris24net
05-13-2007, 09:14 AM
Well, after getting my D50 a little while ago, I'm finally getting the time to take some pix so I thought I'd post one here. Taken in Valle de Bravo outside Mexico City. No adjustments to the image.

toriaj
05-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Welcome to the forum, Chris24net. Enjoy your new camera! It was a great choice (if I do say so myself) :D

mugsisme
05-13-2007, 05:14 PM
Beautiful picture Chris24net. Enjoy it.

Wow, there are so many neat pictures here! My son is not scared of bugs at all. Personally, YUCK!!!!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/497034360_3c707c5efa_o.jpg

This was with my kit lens, btw.

Craig Wilson
05-13-2007, 06:02 PM
This was taken at the end of Ramadan, the moment lasted less than 10 seconds, they bow twice - The bent down - I saw this little girl amid all the men and I snapped once and they were back up.


shot with a D1H and a 50mm lens at 1/60th at f 5.6

ISO 1600

chris24net
05-13-2007, 07:18 PM
Thanks Toriaj and Mugsisme.

Very cool shot Craig.

Rooz
05-13-2007, 08:14 PM
This was taken at the end of Ramadan, the moment lasted less than 10 seconds, they bow twice - The bent down - I saw this little girl amid all the men and I snapped once and they were back up.


shot with a D1H and a 50mm lens at 1/60th at f 5.6

ISO 1600

that is a superb shot. shame the focus and saturation are a tocuh out but considering how quick you had to be very well done. i would even consider making that a B&W conversion. looks like it may lend itself to that. i may give a go later tonite.

i love it.

jcon
05-13-2007, 09:27 PM
This was taken at the end of Ramadan, the moment lasted less than 10 seconds, they bow twice - The bent down - I saw this little girl amid all the men and I snapped once and they were back up.


shot with a D1H and a 50mm lens at 1/60th at f 5.6

ISO 1600

If I may suggest... try converting to B&W and leave the little girl in color.

swgod98
05-13-2007, 09:47 PM
So, I went birding with my friend again...these Tern's were all around us, coming quite close actually (just a few feet at times). They were diving into the water picking out worms for dinner. It was quite a show.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/495717416_5e7012dce1_b.jpg

Nikon D80 | 70-300VR @ 90mm | 1/1000 | f/4.8 | ISO 100

toriaj
05-13-2007, 10:56 PM
Is this a keeper?

24324
20mm, f/8, 1/320 sec., ISO 200

fionndruinne
05-13-2007, 11:56 PM
Mo ghrÓidh, toriaj, that's a wonderful shot. The colors are superb... maybe a little darkening, to bring them out more? The shot's framed just right.

tcadwall
05-14-2007, 05:38 AM
Toriaj,

Not sure myself. I like it, but something is bothering me... It is likely just the resize for web that is bugging me. There is so much detail, but the contrast looks a bit too strong. I seem to be struggling with finding where the focus is. (wish I could see the shot while typing to be more specific). But from memory, the contrast being high seems to want to make a lot of the frame "appear" in focus while it really isn't? So it is a bit confusing for me. What exactly was your focus on? Can you post a less contrasty version? Was it shot in raw or jpg?

Hope I don't sound rude here, I really don't mean to be. I really think that some changes to PP can fix this (especially if it is raw). Heck, maybe that is the look you were going for... This IS art after all.

Rooz
05-14-2007, 05:52 AM
If I may suggest... try converting to B&W and leave the little girl in color.

exactly what i had in mind J. :)

mugsisme
05-14-2007, 07:55 AM
Toriaj,
I seem to be struggling with finding where the focus is.

tcadwall, don't you think that the composition is good? I mean, the fence leads your eye up the tree, and the tree leads you up to the clouds. At least, that is what I thought when I saw it. I like it a lot.

Rooz, did you edit the picture with the little girl? That is fantastic. The contrast to the men is just awesome.

XaiLo
05-14-2007, 08:22 AM
Is this a keeper?

24324
20mm, f/8, 1/320 sec., ISO 200

Yes it is.

tcadwall
05-14-2007, 10:04 AM
tcadwall, don't you think that the composition is good? I mean, the fence leads your eye up the tree, and the tree leads you up to the clouds. At least, that is what I thought when I saw it. I like it a lot.


I do in fact like the composition. It works. To me the composition works, because the break in the clouds at the top of the frame produces some drama and different contrast.

I didn't mean to sound like it wasn't a keeper. I am just wondering if the PP included a large contrast boost, or if the in camera settings were responsible for it. Maybe it is a combination of contrast and sharpening? Something about the high level of contrast is bugging me. That is why I also mentioned that resizing for the web may be part of the problem. Many times when you resize to a web-rez, the result might look different than the original... especially with high-contrast images. IOW - A print from the shot may look very good, and a higher - rez view on screen might look good as well. So maybe the PP is just not right for this res only.

Kellie
05-14-2007, 02:36 PM
Blurry water drops on a petal of a Mother's Day flower taken with my Mother's Day gift - the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro. :D I love my family! I'm not very good at manual focus yet, but I'm practicing a lot. :)

Rooz
05-14-2007, 02:53 PM
Rooz, did you edit the picture with the little girl? That is fantastic. The contrast to the men is just awesome.

it's craig wilson's photo if you scroll up a little. i just added a bit of PP. it is a cracking photo, lets hope craig comes back and posts some more !

Rooz
05-14-2007, 02:57 PM
Blurry water drops on a petal of a Mother's Day flower taken with my Mother's Day gift - the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro. :D I love my family! I'm not very good at manual focus yet, but I'm practicing a lot. :)

happy mothers day firstly and congrats on that great lens !! :)

MF can be difficult i agree. if you want to AF one thing i found very handy is the AF lock switch which you can cycle the POF thru the 11 AF points in your viewfinder. its especially handy when using a tripod for macros where the thing you want to be sharp is not dead centre or closest to the lens. give it a go !

toriaj
05-14-2007, 03:23 PM
Thanks for all the comments on my shot! Here is the original, resized from RAW. I used Paint Shop Pro's Resize tool, with Smart Sampling. I did not do any pp other than take out a couple dust spots.

24333

I'm glad to hear that many of you liked it -- I've been working on my composition. I intended for as much of the shot as possible to be in focus, so I used f/8. I think I focused on the top of the tree, that being the furthest object in the scene. I (obviously) did increase the exposure, saturation, and sharpening. Do you have any suggestions? Edits are very welcome! Thanks for your comments. fionndruinne, I had to look up Mo ghràidh, is it "I love" in Scottish?

Rooz
05-14-2007, 03:35 PM
the composition is perfect tor. i love the shot.
here is my humble attempt at brightening it up and adding some colour saturation a bit. just out of interest in that shot with colour mode I ?

edit: resized for web this shows ALOT more colour stauration than what i thought i added. it's too much but you kinda get where i was going with it ! lol

toriaj
05-14-2007, 03:54 PM
Thanks for the edit, Rooz. It shows more detail in the rocks and fence. Maybe I raised the exposure too far? I pulled it up a full 1.5 stops in Silkypix. And, funny thing, when I shot it, I had it on Aperture Priority, no exposure adjustment, matrix metering, but it seems so underexposed. Maybe the sky being so bright made it meter that way. I shot it in Color Mode II (Adobe RGB.) I'd heard that was best for photos that would later be post-processed. Do you think Mode I is better?

Rooz
05-14-2007, 04:07 PM
imo for landscapes mode III is the best followed by Mode IIIa.

Craig Wilson
05-14-2007, 05:33 PM
exactly what i had in mind J. :)

thanks for the edit


I thought about doing something like that but hadn't messed with it yet. I like it better in the edit I think.

LR Max
05-14-2007, 06:15 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/498716952_d17ddd14c1.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

fionndruinne
05-14-2007, 07:29 PM
fionndruinne, I had to look up Mo ghrÓidh, is it "I love" in Scottish?

Close... it's "my love"; Gaelic people have a habit of somewhat (to us) odd exclamations, and it's a habit I have a lot of fun with, as I kind-of know a little Scottish Gaelic.

Obviously a positive sort of exclamation. :p If you see me write something like tha e grod, then I'm not as keen on whatever I'm talking about.

toriaj
05-14-2007, 09:09 PM
lol now I can't wait to hear it!

T06
05-15-2007, 02:59 AM
heres one of late.
Nikon D200
2007/05/13 18:21:06.7
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 70mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/200 sec - F/2.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Auto +3
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode:
Auto Flash Comp:
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0░
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Image Comment: Copyright
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: On (Normal)

Rooz
05-15-2007, 03:04 AM
faaaaaarrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkk

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

(btw: why did you use AF-C) ?? :confused:

Rooz
05-15-2007, 03:05 AM
thanks for the edit


I thought about doing something like that but hadn't messed with it yet. I like it better in the edit I think.

hey man, bugger that, thank YOU for sharing such a beautiful image. :)

T06
05-15-2007, 03:15 AM
just pulled it straight out of the bag & went click click click after the three kings of coarse.;)

Rooz
05-15-2007, 04:01 AM
just pulled it straight out of the bag & went click click click after the three kings of coarse.;)

is that kev speak for...

"i screwed up."

:D

tcadwall
05-15-2007, 05:39 AM
toriaj,

I think the exposure would have definitely had to be "under" for the landscape, in order to not blow out the sky. I don't think there was a problem with the exposure. I do like the saturation, but agree that resizing often over accentuates the results of a "good" pp. I think somewhere in between... The shot is DEFINITELY worthy of working in post until you get it right where you want it.

toriaj
05-15-2007, 10:59 PM
Thanks! Everyone's comments have made me like the shot after all :D

Rooz
05-17-2007, 04:20 AM
i know, pretty crap photos but i didn't have a chance to get a better subject and i was busting to get something out of the sigma that showed its vibrant colours, contrast, low light capability, sharpness and bokeh.

these two are untouched out of the cam. shot in RAW, (more vivid mode - which in hindsight was a mistake cos it showed uo the noise alot more), and converted to jpeg/ resized. thats it.

VERY impressed. this is not only wide open at 2.8 but also at high iso's, low SS's and fully extended. my only regret with this lens is i will have to be eternally grateful to coldy who recommeded it. :D

murrays
05-17-2007, 06:34 AM
If I may suggest... try converting to B&W and leave the little girl in color.

I wouldn't go completely B&W, it just looks to contrived. The contrast is already there, perhaps the girl could be enhanced just a bit and the rest dulled.

-murray

chris24net
05-17-2007, 11:10 AM
I wouldn't go completely B&W, it just looks to contrived. The contrast is already there, perhaps the girl could be enhanced just a bit and the rest dulled.

-murray

I agree. With everything else in B&W, it almost looks like she's photoshopped in .

swgod98
05-17-2007, 12:14 PM
something out of the sigma

I didn't know you bought this lens. I ordered one last week (arriving today). Almost went with the Tamron, but the focal distortion was really weighing on my conscience. Nice shots, btw. Just a couple weekends ago I was trying to take some flower closeups with my 70-300VR...and, well...not so much.

I look forward to getting the lens tonight :D

jcon
05-17-2007, 12:44 PM
I agree. With everything else in B&W, it almost looks like she's photoshopped in .

In my opinion, she looks PS'd in, in the original as well.

Craig Wilson
05-17-2007, 01:23 PM
In my opinion, she looks PS'd in, in the original as well.

well she isn't

T06
05-17-2007, 03:46 PM
faaaaaarrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkk

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

(btw: why did you use AF-C) ?? :confused:

The last time I used the piece of crap I was shooting birds.;) :D

Rooz
05-17-2007, 03:52 PM
I didn't know you bought this lens. I ordered one last week (arriving today). Almost went with the Tamron, but the focal distortion was really weighing on my conscience. Nice shots, btw. Just a couple weekends ago I was trying to take some flower closeups with my 70-300VR...and, well...not so much.

I look forward to getting the lens tonight :D

yeah it was the replacement for the piece of crap tamron i bought that failed. only got it a couple of days ago. tis step 2 of my "master plan." :)

leyo04
05-20-2007, 07:03 PM
d70s, 50mm

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/505834423_1ece240f27.jpg

XaiLo
05-20-2007, 08:41 PM
1/160.f2.8.ISO 200.90mm

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/05_may/girl.jpg

Nice Leyo. Kewl capture Daubs

LR Max
05-21-2007, 02:39 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/506860069_f7f5059e68.jpg

Thought ya'll would get a kick outta that one :p

Rooz
05-21-2007, 04:37 AM
lmao thats a cracker LR. :D

Rooz
05-21-2007, 06:18 AM
an experiment with borders and blur for a soft angelic look. not totally sure if i like it.

unfortunately the sunlight on the the left side of the photo blew it out much more than i wanted and its unrecoverable. oh well..the idea was nice, the execution not so much. :(

Geoff Chandler
05-21-2007, 02:29 PM
LR Max ~ That's a flash photo!!!:D

Rooz - don't despair the highlight doesn't have to matter, but
I would do it again - maybe a bit different - the soft framing has interfered
a bit with the face, so maybe a different soft fram - light, and it will still look great!;)

LR Max
05-21-2007, 06:05 PM
Hahaha. Glad ya'll got a giggle out of that last one. Everyone around me had the "wtf" expression on their face. But that right there helped out sssoooo much.

Anywho, adding to the pool. No flash this time.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/508603680_f0fa8c74aa.jpg

Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 120 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

Geoff Chandler
05-22-2007, 12:56 AM
Hahaha. Glad ya'll got a giggle out of that last one. Everyone around me had the "wtf" expression on their face. But that right there helped out sssoooo much.

Anywho, adding to the pool. No flash this time.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/508603680_f0fa8c74aa.jpg

Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 120 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

This photo is great - I think it needs a text, probably an amusing one! - but that shouldn't detract from the fact that it's a really nice shot.

Rooz
05-22-2007, 05:15 AM
red tulips. i like these 2 the best i think.

Camerajunkie
05-22-2007, 07:05 AM
I really, really liked that first one there Rooz.

(I am still here everyone. Just trying to get my house ready to sell.)

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-22-2007, 11:17 AM
Brightling Gallops, Sussex, England. Taken on Sunday afternoon

D80, Tamron 70-300 (set at 100mm). 1/640sec, f4.2.

tcadwall
05-22-2007, 11:29 AM
Beautiful scenic with live subjects Dust bowl! That is a shot that makes your eye travel from corner to corner, observing every detail. Love it.

Geoff Chandler
05-22-2007, 12:21 PM
Brightling Gallops, Sussex, England. Taken on Sunday afternoon

D80, Tamron 70-300 (set at 100mm). 1/640sec, f4.2.
Love that scene - and the 'Sprog eyed Fright' on the road really makes it!

Geoff Chandler
05-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Really enjoyed Rooz's red tulips
Now for a change of colour, another tricky shade
Here's our 'Butterfly Lavender' in our garden....

rallysman
05-22-2007, 02:52 PM
D50 at the lake

Rooz
05-22-2007, 03:17 PM
what a great catch !

rawpaw18
05-22-2007, 07:32 PM
Chris' first triple this year.
Trying to make a sepia in using Lightroom?

24581

spoonbb2
05-22-2007, 10:32 PM
Rallysman, EXIF DATA please!

T06
05-23-2007, 01:47 AM
D50 at the lake

I would take a rough stab at guessing that if that water was dead calm you would have a seriously unaffordable photo. Something you can't control & a great photo too, just when I first saw it I thought if only the water was a perfect mirror. Great shot.

rallysman
05-23-2007, 04:28 AM
thanks everyone! I'll try to get the specs on the photo when I get home:)

Rooz
05-23-2007, 04:38 AM
Chris' first triple this year.
Trying to make a sepia in using Lightroom?

24581
great shot rich. not too sure about the sepia. can you post the original for comparison ? maybe a selective colouring of your boy and the ball and the background b/w ?

rawpaw18
05-24-2007, 03:06 AM
Thanks for the input Rooz,
Sepia doesn't go with aluminum bats and plastic helmets?:rolleyes:
Lightroom has no default sepia, you have to convert to gray scale then
to choose both highlight and shadow hues seperately and then saturate each seperately. Honestly I was not sure where to start, so I figured I would try it
as an experiment.

24616
1/2000, f/3.5, ISO 200, center weight meter, AF-A, 200mm

Rooz
05-24-2007, 04:08 AM
i was thinking something like this RIch.
BTW: i much prefer the colour version. (in hindsight the sand at his feet shouldn;t have been blurred but i like thge blurred background that mkes him stand out).

EDIT: that sand was bugging the crap outta me so i had to go back and change it. lol

tcadwall
05-24-2007, 06:59 AM
Good form, but he needs just a little more hip rotation, then you might be saying "first home run of the season" - ;) (At that age, it is GREAT form though!) You are doing a great job coaching him.

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-24-2007, 08:47 AM
i was thinking something like this RIch.
BTW: i much prefer the colour version. (in hindsight the sand at his feet shouldn;t have been blurred but i like thge blurred background that mkes him stand out).

How did you get the background black and white? What software did you use. I have Paint Shop Pro - can I do it with this?

Thanks

rawpaw18
05-24-2007, 01:47 PM
Rooz,
looks good, not well versed in layers to do that though. Agreed about the sand too, looks like low cloud cover.
Tracey,
He gets those hips turned a little late sometimes but they usually square up nicely. Coach is the one I told you about, taking his older boy to the State Championship Game this coming week.

Coaches son has nice form for 8yo.
24624

Center weight meter, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/800ss, 200mm, AF-C, Dynamic AF
horizontal crop from portrait shot, minor adjustments in Lightroom

Rooz
05-24-2007, 06:04 PM
How did you get the background black and white? What software did you use. I have Paint Shop Pro - can I do it with this?

Thanks

i use captureNX. it's not based on layers like CS2 or PSP. basically you convert the whole image to B/W then use a minus brush over the areas you want to remain colour. the process takes about 2-5mins.

sorry, not familiar with PSP, have never used it. would be surprised if it couldn;t be done. CS2 can do this quite easily aswell but it's too complicated for me to do. hopefully someone with that program will lend a hand and let you know how its done. :)

rich: another great action shot. can you post exif data with those shots pls.

rawpaw18
05-24-2007, 07:17 PM
Done,
if you can gather any info from it let me know!

And a correction about lightroom, I had presets turned off. Duh!
There are several presets such as sepia available in the program.

Rooz
05-24-2007, 07:44 PM
Done,
if you can gather any info from it let me know!
.

just learning in anticipation mate. personally, i like the slower shutter from the first one which maintained some motion blur in the bat.

rawpaw18
05-25-2007, 04:23 AM
Hey Rooz check it out, I did it!
He would be bitter if he saw I posted a strike.

24628
1/640, f3.5, centerweight, 160mm, ISO 200

Rooz
05-25-2007, 04:36 AM
great work Rich. looks perfect.
what a great photo, look at the dust coming off the glove !

tcadwall
05-25-2007, 05:06 AM
Coaches son has nice form for 8yo.VERY good form for an 8yo! I only have one or two with form anywhere near this... Too bad that one of them likes to close his eyes just before contact (and struggles dearly because of it) - in practice he wails them, in a game, not so much.

Won our first playoff game last night 14 - 12. Closest game of the season. It ended with a bottom of the 6th, bases loaded, 2 outs, full-count home-run.

Sorry - I know this is off topic!:eek: It was just SOOO exciting...

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-25-2007, 07:19 AM
Hey Rooz check it out, I did it!
He would be bitter if he saw I posted a strike.

24628
1/640, f3.5, centerweight, 160mm, ISO 200

Did you use capture NX too? I can't seem to be able to do it on PSP

Mark

racerboy
05-25-2007, 09:37 AM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d132/RacerBoy063/chicago066smallcopy.jpg

First time with my D50 and lense kit (18-55?). Came from a P&S canon SD20. I'm ok with photoshop too.

r3g
05-25-2007, 01:16 PM
I really like that shot racerboy

jcon
05-25-2007, 01:44 PM
I think that Chicago Bean has been posted here like 5 times now lol.

swgod98
05-27-2007, 12:28 AM
Quack

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/215/515355636_feb727773e_b.jpg

D80 | 70-300VR @ 260mm | 1/400 | f/5.6 | ISO 100

Rooz
05-27-2007, 12:48 AM
lol nice shot mate.

jcon
05-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Excellent work SW!

Stoller
05-27-2007, 09:16 PM
Hi gang, looks like I missed all the wrestling fun...:mad:

D200
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D
Remote SB800
1/60
f2.8
ISO 100

Best Regards, Mike:D

http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/MNTblueeyes.jpg

spoonbb2
05-27-2007, 09:34 PM
^^

You didn't miss out on anything STOLLER. Nice portrait btw.

I'm still learning how to use my 50mm.

Rooz
05-27-2007, 09:36 PM
beautiful portrait mike. beautiful girl too.

LR Max
05-27-2007, 10:14 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/516522327_766db84201.jpg

I am the orange blob in the middle. I saw the reflection while taking a few pictures. And yes, I am standing on the very top of the vehicle.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 200 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

TNB
05-27-2007, 10:53 PM
Quack
Nice quack.

Hi gang, looks like I missed all the wrestling fun...:mad:
If you are referring to the "banned" member, I guess I missed a few posts as well though I won't miss the "banned" member. Heck, I even started to post a reply until I noticed a certain someone was "banned". ;)

Also, here's a photo I took on Friday. That rabbits just happen to show up where I was at though I really could get any closer than I did when I took the shot--some good quick time reflex practice.

D200
70-200 F/2.8 VR
1.7x

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Ic84190.jpg

K1W1
05-27-2007, 11:31 PM
Don't you hate it when you end up with a shot like this. :mad:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/234/515587614_676f0fe6ee_b.jpg

T06
05-28-2007, 12:20 AM
.... but I think he's about to be fouled.:D

toriaj
05-28-2007, 02:34 AM
Wow, Stoller, that's a beautiful shot. I'm usually not a fan of selective color, but this is a great use for it. What beautiful skin. Great work.

toriaj
05-28-2007, 03:07 AM
This is the same factory I used in a post from last year: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=184748&postcount=23

This is from the other side, across the freeway. The streaks are the cars and trucks passing in front of the factory.

Comments, criticism, edits always welcome! :)

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K1W1
05-28-2007, 04:30 AM
How long was the exposure?

K1W1
05-28-2007, 04:33 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/516522327_766db84201.jpg

I am the orange blob in the middle. I saw the reflection while taking a few pictures. And yes, I am standing on the very top of the vehicle.


A great photo. I find it very interesting.
My initial thoughts were why was a vintage car with chrome headlights so dirty then after a better look I realise that it's actually an off road vehicle of some sort.

Stoller
05-28-2007, 06:34 AM
beautiful portrait mike. beautiful girl too.


Wow, Stoller, that's a beautiful shot. I'm usually not a fan of selective color, but this is a great use for it. What beautiful skin. Great work.

Thanks. She has my blue eyes,(enhanced in photo). Thankfully she got the rest of her looks from her mother. ;)

toriaj
05-28-2007, 11:03 AM
How long was the exposure?

It was 36 seconds, 170 mm, f/8, ISO 200

spra4321
05-28-2007, 04:07 PM
I was at the park with my friend and her two girls today and just managed to catch this shot. Oh, how I love my 28-70mm! This happened so fast I didn't have time to zoom out, but I love every pixel of it! :D I added sepia on PSE and then added the color back into the older one's eyes.

Nikon 50
Sigma 28-70mm @ 70mm
1/200
f/4

toriaj
05-28-2007, 06:54 PM
That is beautiful! Great capture.

fionndruinne
05-28-2007, 09:26 PM
Beautiful indeed!

LR Max
05-28-2007, 09:30 PM
I took a few quick photos of the lense I am trying to sell. Couple of them came out good.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/237/516783876_ee8a2da93f_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

SB-800 on camera with dome diffuser. SB-80DX on stand shooting into an imbrella.

Geoff Chandler
05-28-2007, 10:22 PM
I took a few quick photos of the lense I am trying to sell. Couple of them came out good.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

SB-800 on camera with dome diffuser. SB-80DX on stand shooting into an imbrella.
So how did you get the totally white background and surround??

Rooz
05-29-2007, 01:11 AM
So how did you get the totally white background and surround??

not sure if the same method was used, but someone else here taught me a trick about this. just sit it on a bright white sheet of paper.

Prospero
05-29-2007, 01:47 AM
Using a simple white sheet of paper is the easiest way to get the background white. Especially when the subject is very dark, as is the case here.

An alternative sollution would be to build your own lightbox. Someone posted a link once to a site with detailed instructions on how to do that. It can be done quite cheap, but, of course it will take some time. An advantage is that using a lightbox shadows on the floor can be eliminated.

T06
05-29-2007, 02:13 AM
No PS. 17-55 Nikon at 2.8 with the WB at 10000 & the ISO at 100. Just me, my camera & lense with a real good balcony.;)

Rooz
05-29-2007, 03:11 AM
get stuffed big kev. :D

T06
05-29-2007, 04:02 AM
get stuffed big kev. :D

Lol!!!:D:);)

LR Max
05-29-2007, 04:35 AM
So how did you get the totally white background and surround??

Very simple. I went to wal mart and bought a nice sheet of white poster paper. I then used two flashes, one on camera and one on a stand with an umbrella. The same results can be had if the white poster board was taken outside around lunch time.

Geoff Chandler
05-29-2007, 08:03 AM
No PS. 17-55 Nikon at 2.8 with the WB at 10000 & the ISO at 100. Just me, my camera & lense with a real good balcony.;)

Excellent - I must go away and learn colour temps now!:cool:

Stoller
05-29-2007, 07:48 PM
D200
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM
with Sigma AF 2X APO Tele Converter
1/200
f5.6
400mm
ISO 400

One fo my first shots playing with tele convertor, so far I'm very happy with the results. I was about 7 feet from the subject. Photo appears to be under exposed but was taken in a very shaded area.

I wonder if the moon is going to be out tonight? :rolleyes:

http://mlrc.us/mnt/dcresource/yellow.jpg

Geoff Chandler
05-29-2007, 10:27 PM
D200
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM
with Sigma AF 2X APO Tele Converter
1/200
f5.6
400mm
ISO 400

One fo my first shots playing with tele convertor, so far I'm very happy with the results. I was about 7 feet from the subject. Photo appears to be under exposed but was taken in a very shaded area.

I wonder if the moon is going to be out tonight? :rolleyes:


That's definately NOT underexposed - any brighter and all that lovely yellow detail will be spoilt
Great job!

LR Max
05-30-2007, 05:03 AM
Took this a while ago. Red Bull wanted some of the local photographers to come out and take photos for them. They said whomever won would be considered for Red Bull photography. Well, my friend won and they never said another word to him. Last time I do a photo shoot with them...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/519152109_ffd66d8bc2.jpg

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 42 mm
Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, SB-80DX

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-30-2007, 05:06 AM
D80 Tokina 10-17mm fisheye

Geoff Chandler
05-30-2007, 08:51 AM
Took this a while ago. Red Bull wanted some of the local photographers to come out and take photos for them. They said whomever won would be considered for Red Bull photography. Well, my friend won and they never said another word to him. Last time I do a photo shoot with them...

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 42 mm
Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, SB-80DX

I really like this shot - I even don't mind the head half out of the shot as that excentuates the jump.
Excellent exposure and comp!:)

Geoff Chandler
05-30-2007, 08:52 AM
D80 Tokina 10-17mm fisheye

Boy - I am suprised they didn't peck the lens that close on a fisheye
well taken!

Dust Bowl Refugee
05-30-2007, 11:49 AM
Boy - I am suprised they didn't peck the lens that close on a fisheye
well taken!

Cheers mate,

They did peck the lens!

Like your website. Tried to set up one similar but can't seem to understand the custom setting thingy. Guess I'll keep trying.

Cheers
Mark

http://dustbowlrefugee.multiply.com

fionndruinne
05-31-2007, 12:47 AM
24835

f/5, 1/5 sec., ISO 1600, pattern metering @ 40mm

(Did no noise reduction, so the sharpen in Picasa accentuated it, but I'm not minding it terribly here)

Rooz
05-31-2007, 05:26 AM
one hell of an ugly mutha.
sb600 off cam fired from the right.

Camerajunkie
05-31-2007, 08:29 AM
You want to talk about the heebie jeebies.... :eek:

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

T06
06-01-2007, 01:06 AM
one hell of an ugly mutha.
sb600 off cam fired from the right.

...the pic was an x in a box. Had to reload it, expected to see your head.:D:D

Rooz
06-01-2007, 01:15 AM
...the pic was an x in a box. Had to reload it, expected to see your head.:D:D

lmfaoooooooo

Rooz
06-02-2007, 02:25 AM
haven't posted one of the little fella up for a while.
looks like he has 2 different colour eyes in this pic. wierd.
50% crop and still great sharpness from the nifty fifty.

LR Max
06-02-2007, 05:13 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1086/525472090_5f197c4f96.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/25
Focal Length: 44 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO: 200

This is why VR is unbelievably sweet. This was shot offhand, no tripod :D

T06
06-03-2007, 02:17 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1086/525472090_5f197c4f96.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/25
Focal Length: 44 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO: 200

This is why VR is unbelievably sweet. This was shot offhand, no tripod :D

Great shot mate, theres nothing offhand about that.;)

D70FAN
06-03-2007, 09:45 PM
Just thought I would pop in. I like what you all have done to the place.

Sigma 18-125
f/8
1/80sec
un-edited

Shot in Yokohama Chinatown last Sunday.

jcon
06-03-2007, 10:39 PM
George, good to see you're still getting great results with that trusty Sigma! Don't be a stranger!

Geoff Chandler
06-04-2007, 02:43 AM
Just thought I would pop in. I like what you all have done to the place.

Sigma 18-125
f/8
1/80sec
un-edited

Shot in Yokohama Chinatown last Sunday.

Nice to see you again George - got any more to share???

aparmley
06-04-2007, 09:48 AM
Some things have changed George . . . mostly though, many have remained the same. ;)

Haven't seen you on the boards, is travel to blame?

D70FAN
06-04-2007, 02:44 PM
George, good to see you're still getting great results with that trusty Sigma! Don't be a stranger!

Thanks jcon. I tried the Nikkor 18-135, but the Sigma is just a sharper lens IMO. I was shooting the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 quite a bit, but keep comming back to the 18-125 for convenience.

D70FAN
06-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Nice to see you again George - got any more to share???

There are about 600 more from Japan (maybe 100 keepers), but I'm still too laggy to edit them. I finally broke down and bought a D80 today, so it will probably be a while before I get to the Japan pics.

D70FAN
06-04-2007, 03:02 PM
Some things have changed George . . . mostly though, many have remained the same. ;)

Haven't seen you on the boards, is travel to blame?

Hey Parm... I see you have migrated over to the bright (viewfinder) side. I kind of took a break from the boards to spend more time shooting (both kinds), learning new techniques (both kinds), and starting a new job (one kind)...

Not a lot of travel, but that's about to change, starting with the trip to Japan last week. Tried to meet up with Norm (in Fujino) but didn't hear from him... oh well... four-thirds people...

As mentioned elsewhere I picked up a D80 today. Looks like a winner. Looks like you like yours. I'll give it a good run in Oregon and California for the next 2 weeks. Maybe post a few images as well.


I'll be back...;)

jcon
06-04-2007, 03:44 PM
Thanks jcon. I tried the Nikkor 18-135, but the Sigma is just a sharper lens IMO. I was shooting the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 quite a bit, but keep comming back to the 18-125 for convenience.

You were the main reason I purchased the Sigma 18-125mm with my D50 and I was very pleased with it.

Been to Sedona recently? There might be a chance for me to visit it real soon if I get to travel to AZ to see my brother this summer. I remember the pics you had on your site from there were beautiful.

toriaj
06-04-2007, 07:31 PM
I love how sharp this lens is. Check this out:

f/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 200, 70 mm
24963

And this is a 100% crop.
24964

Granted, it isn't so sharp under less ideal conditions. But in the right place, this cheap lens is a wonder! :)

aparmley
06-05-2007, 05:49 AM
Hey Parm... I see you have migrated over to the bright (viewfinder) side. I kind of took a break from the boards to spend more time shooting (both kinds), learning new techniques (both kinds), and starting a new job (one kind)...

Not a lot of travel, but that's about to change, starting with the trip to Japan last week. Tried to meet up with Norm (in Fujino) but didn't hear from him... oh well... four-thirds people...

As mentioned elsewhere I picked up a D80 today. Looks like a winner. Looks like you like yours. I'll give it a good run in Oregon and California for the next 2 weeks. Maybe post a few images as well.


I'll be back...;)

Best of luck to you in your many endeavors.

Geoff Chandler
06-05-2007, 09:11 AM
Anyone got any cream???

Alex D80
06-05-2007, 11:28 PM
This was my first going-out-shooting day with my new D80. We spent the day at Disney's Animal Kingdom and I went shoot-happy; took over 400 pictures that day.

I thought this pictures turned out pretty neat. I haven't edit/cropped them since I am still learning. Haven't shot with a SLR in over 15 years.

I was going for the water shot in the background and trying to blur the front. I used the 'P' mode of the camera, hand-held and used the light available on a sunny day in Central Florida even thought tropical storm Barry had just gotten over us the day before.

The Oasis image was taken on a very bumpy ride on a moving truck and I snapped about 6-7 pictures and this is the one that impressed me the most even though I didn't get a good chance to stand to take it.

Your comments, positive or negative, will be greatly appreciated since I am a rookie at this.


Water Drop image EXIF
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 80 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 200


Oasis image EXIF
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 200

Rooz
06-06-2007, 01:30 AM
pic 1 is great.

pic 2 looks a little desaturated and maybe a tad overexposed to me. from my experience, the d80 tends to overexpose outdoors a fraction so i have it dialled in at -0.3EV all the time.

i would also recommend for that sort of shot you change to "vivid" or "more vivid" mode. it increases saturation, colour etc. and you dont have any skin tones or reds to worry about so could have been a good option.

D70FAN
06-06-2007, 10:45 AM
You were the main reason I purchased the Sigma 18-125mm with my D50 and I was very pleased with it.

Been to Sedona recently? There might be a chance for me to visit it real soon if I get to travel to AZ to see my brother this summer. I remember the pics you had on your site from there were beautiful.

I haven't had a chance to get up to Sedona this year, but plan to frequent that town, Prescott, and Flagstaff, during the summer. All great places when the valley is at 115 F in July and August.:cool:

aparmley
06-06-2007, 03:26 PM
Not much of a photo, just a snappy of a new arrival. . .

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/160239835-L.jpg

For $250 Nikon added 2-3 stop VR, included a suede carrying pouch, included a lens hood. . . (My Canon EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS USM lens didn't even come with a pouch or a hood and it cost me $1k)... these are the small things that make me glad I'm switching. Ya, they don't help you make a photo or they don't improve then IQ of the lens, but these things do count.

There are a few big reasons why I decided on this lens. First reason - bang for my buck. I'm hoping this lens provides a lot of bang for the little buck I gave up for it. Second reason - This lens, because of the first reason, fits into my new approach to photography, "Have more fun and create better images than ever using affordable gear - i.e. I don't need pro gear." Well, thats all I have to say. . . sorry it was more than just a photo.

D70FAN
06-06-2007, 03:52 PM
Not much of a photo, just a snappy of a new arrival. . .

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/160239835-L.jpg

For $250 Nikon added 2-3 stop VR, included a suede carrying pouch, included a lens hood. . . (My Canon EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS USM lens didn't even come with a pouch or a hood and it cost me $1k)... these are the small things that make me glad I'm switching. Ya, they don't help you make a photo or they don't improve then IQ of the lens, but these things do count.

There are a few big reasons why I decided on this lens. First reason - bang for my buck. I'm hoping this lens provides a lot of bang for the little buck I gave up for it. Second reason - This lens, because of the first reason, fits into my new approach to photography, "Have more fun and create better images than ever using affordable gear - i.e. I don't need pro gear." Well, thats all I have to say. . . sorry it was more than just a photo.

The photozone.de tests are pretty impressive, and this lens may well be in my collection in the very near future, as it seems to outperform a lot of pro-grade glass. Hey for $250 and they throw in VR... nice.

I will be very interested in your results... and this is the perfect place to post em'.