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Dread Pirate Roberts
12-19-2011, 03:32 AM
Lovely high key Sergio.

Rooz, why do you prefer the 16-35, I could understand if you were using filters but you didn't in that shot.

kgosden
12-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Rooz,

I am assuming that tractor is an HDR image. I love everything about it. The red/orange against the cool blue tones works great as a reinforcement to the composition. The leading line in the clouds and the horizon placement direct your eye right to the tractor which appears to be attempting to burst out of the image with one headlight staring you down.

ssil2000
12-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Lovely high key Sergio.

Rooz, why do you prefer the 16-35, I could understand if you were using filters but you didn't in that shot.

I would guess half the weight and the ability to use filters would play a big part also on a d700 16 is pretty wide 10ish on crop


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Rooz
12-19-2011, 01:05 PM
Lovely high key Sergio.

Rooz, why do you prefer the 16-35, I could understand if you were using filters but you didn't in that shot.

theres a 6 stop ND filter, a CPL and a LEE grad filter in that shot.

Rooz
12-22-2011, 01:14 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6542890875_3befb844a6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6542890875/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6542890875/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6542492981_72a4be7fdb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6542492981/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6542492981/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6555890065_3d9080c81d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6555890065/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6555890065/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

DiamondSCattleCo
12-22-2011, 05:22 PM
All very very nice Rooz...

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-25-2011, 11:07 PM
The family from back in fall. Finally sorting old photo's now that I'm on holidays.

ssil2000
12-26-2011, 12:56 AM
Loving that shot mate


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kgosden
12-26-2011, 07:42 AM
Great fun shot of the kids in the leaves.

photowerkz
01-13-2012, 01:20 PM
My terminator salvation skull, infront of some black fabric, wearing my audio technica m50's and lighted by a regular 20 dollar spotlight

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/mrhappy.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-14-2012, 07:17 PM
Very cool Marius

spiralgirl
01-18-2012, 03:12 PM
The talent on here is amazing.

I'm a complete newbie and just got my DSLR a few days ago. Nothing too exciting but it snowed yesterday.
Just using the easy automatic shoot through viewfinder right now as it's all so overwhelming. I'm using a
Nikon D3100 with the basic lens that came with it.

This is outside my house and didn't want to walk far away from the door as I had visions of slipping and dropping my new camera:

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What I had for lunch:

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Geoff Chandler
01-18-2012, 03:15 PM
spiralgirl, pics are great - take your time to explore the finer points of your camera
composition and framing your picture you can do - no problems.
Don't stress too much - take things one thing at a time - also, ask questions!

megtyler
01-18-2012, 06:10 PM
i think i'm having photo overload...

Sir Les
01-18-2012, 07:59 PM
@spiralgirl: nothing wrong with those pics -- sharp, colourful and vibrant, and made me feel cold and hungry at the same time! You may like to learn about resizing your pics to say 1280 pixels wide (for landscape orientation) before you upload them, to save server bandwidth and storage space. It won't affect how they appear on our screens. There are many free and easy-to-use image manipulation programs which you can use to do this (including the one that came on disk with your camera), but the one I like is Irfanview, available from www.irfanview.com . It's very quick, and easy to understand and use.

@megtyler: so post a few and get that load off your mind! :)

rawpaw18
01-19-2012, 03:45 AM
Lunch looks amazing! Now I am humgry.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-19-2012, 03:58 AM
I liked seeing the snow shot, nicely framed too. It's 30+ Celcius over here and I got half roasted standing in the sun today.

DiamondSCattleCo
01-19-2012, 04:58 AM
It's 30+ Celcius over here and I got half roasted standing in the sun today.

You want snow pics? C'mon over, we got plenty :)

It was -49F yesterday with the wind, so make sure image stabilization is on :)

Cyberwlf
01-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Was playing with Lightroom tonight...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6765842557_a7574e026d_b.jpg

Three variations of the same subject can be seen here.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberwlf/tags/nimes/show/ (Includes the above image too).

Cyberwlf
01-26-2012, 07:33 AM
A different picture that I edited last night, this time was via Snapseed on the iPad..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6755298945_652a9d955a_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-26-2012, 04:21 PM
Looking good Cyber but I'd brighten the foreground a bit.

Diamond, thanks for the offer but I wouldn't know what to do in -49F if it hit me in the face (which I guess it would).

Here's one from Aus (yeah I know you're long since sick of my jetty shots).

Rooz
01-27-2012, 01:47 AM
Was playing with Lightroom tonight...



Three variations of the same subject can be seen here.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberwlf/tags/nimes/show/ (Includes the above image too).

i really like this PP. if you could recover some of the clipped highlights its a real winner.

Cyberwlf
01-27-2012, 05:40 AM
Thanks Rooz and DPR :)

Rooz, is this version better..? Used recover (highlights) to bring it back, eliminated the majority of the blown highlights (but it's also slightly darkened the image too).

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6770653521_eb751268db_o.jpg

S. Saqib Shams-II
01-29-2012, 01:05 AM
Hey guys! I'm glad to be back after a long time. I'm in China now. Here's from one of my trips to a city called Hangzhou.

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Entrance to the Yellow Dragon's Cave.
Hangzhou, China.


Nikon D3000
Nikkor 35mm AFS f/1.8G
Exposure: 1/15s
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO Speed: 500

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-30-2012, 04:09 AM
Interesting scene and I like the depth down the avenue

S. Saqib Shams-II
02-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Interesting scene and I like the depth down the avenue

Thanks DPR. This was taken before the Spring Festival a.k.a. The Chinese New Year, hence those red lanterns are used to decorate the avenue.
Hangzhou is said to be a heaven on earth, I went there for three days and it kept on pouring rain all three days. Nevertheless, it's a nice tourist spot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-05-2012, 03:59 AM
I did a baby shoot today to challenge my comfort zone. Left all the gear in the car except 1 flash and brolly, the 24-70 and 105.

kgosden
02-05-2012, 02:11 PM
DPR,

Great baby shot. I even like the soft focus on the parents.

Sir Les
02-05-2012, 10:31 PM
Lovely shot, DPR, and the expressions on the parents' faces are perfect. The only thing I found slightly disturbing is the baby's uncanny resemblance to Ken Rockwell. Is there a photographer in the family? :p

Rooz
02-06-2012, 12:18 AM
fantastic shot !

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-06-2012, 03:26 AM
Since you said such nice things here's another.

Realistically this is the shot I most hoped to get and I have done so to my satisfaction. I controversially left it a bit flat, I know it's been suggested before I should hit things harder with curves adjust.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-08-2012, 02:37 AM
A variation on the previous photo in post

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Seems like I've inherited my own thread to post in. Anyone else got an image to share ?

Geoff Chandler
03-03-2012, 01:39 AM
Sorry - despite being a Nikon User I have not found this thread as interactive/friendly as others
So I don't usually bother with this one

RichNY
03-03-2012, 10:39 AM
Seems like I've inherited my own thread to post in. Anyone else got an image to share ?
Here's one to keep the thread alive.
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kgosden
03-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Rich great portrait shot. Wonderful choice for B&W.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-03-2012, 10:55 PM
Chalk and cheese isn't it if it's just the two of us posting images, mine are all snapshoty and here you are being all artistic. Very nice image Rich.

Sir Les
03-04-2012, 12:37 AM
Chalk and cheese isn't it if it's just the two of us posting images, mine are all snapshoty and here you are being all artistic. Very nice image Rich.

Not at all, DPR! I for one have been appreciating your photos. Just wish I had more to contribute.

@RichNY: Superb portrait. Reminds me very much of shots from NY in the 1960's era (perhaps it's the Pierre Cardin-like coat collar).

@Geoff Chandler: Sorry you feel that way. I know one or two of us (mentioning no names, ahem) can be a bit crotchety at times, but I think basically we're a decent bunch. Maybe not very effusive, but decent.

DiamondSCattleCo
03-04-2012, 04:07 AM
Been awhile since I did any post-processing at all. So heres my post for the year :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6805727940_efe641bff2_b.jpg

kgosden
03-04-2012, 07:37 AM
DiamondSCattle,

I like the frosted berries, but I am not sure that the square crop works with the lines. I find those upper most berries a bit distracting from the crisp colors and details of the subject in the lower right. If I scroll my screen so that the two berries on the top right are just out of view I find the image much more powerful.

Falconest174
03-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Sorry, but the weather here hasn't been cooperative in providing photogenic scenes or activities. NO snow to speak of, so all we have is brown grass, bare trees, and no ice on the river. (Last year it froze completely across, a distance of more than a hundred yards)

Rooz
03-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Yah I'm sorry I haven't posted much in here lately. It's just that nobody has told me they loved me or given me a hug or even so much as a nice bunch of flowers. I'll stop short of asking for a wet kiss.

DiamondSCattleCo
03-04-2012, 03:40 PM
If I scroll my screen so that the two berries on the top right are just out of view I find the image much more powerful.

Thanks, you're right. Much better:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6807822880_cf95e47399_b.jpg

kgosden
03-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Yup, I like it cropped. The lines work better and there is no distraction from those foreground berries.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-05-2012, 01:26 AM
Nice to see some other shots again fellas. Sorry you're feeling unloved Rooz, here's a nice wet tongue :p

A shot from my daughter of me last autumn. I figured topical as we're heading into colder nights now.

Rooz
03-05-2012, 02:51 AM
Lol...am hoping the sarcasm wasn't lost on you. All this "friendly" talk had me feeling emotional.
I was down your way today, was in mt gambier and now in melb.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-05-2012, 04:06 AM
No it wasn't lost on me, I tend to take things literally but even that was clear through the keyboard filter.

I kind of figured it might be tongue in cheek because you continue to post so heavily in the "Dons view of the world" thread.

Jrb350z
03-05-2012, 06:49 PM
Ok, I'll post one from a wedding I shot recently.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6811634666_de88b77326_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/6811634666/)
Summer BW (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/6811634666/) by Jrb350z (http://www.flickr.com/people/57982948@N05/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-06-2012, 02:48 AM
Nice portrait JRB. The B&W treatment works well

DiamondSCattleCo
03-06-2012, 04:05 AM
Very nice JRB

RichNY
03-06-2012, 05:23 PM
One from Times Square last night
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Dread Pirate Roberts
03-11-2012, 03:27 AM
A variation on the scene I shoot so much. This time a pano looking the other way from the jetty.

ssil2000
03-11-2012, 02:21 PM
First shoot with new toy tokina 11-16

Sofia at 11mm (very slight crop on the right hand side)


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ssil2000
03-11-2012, 02:22 PM
DPR as I said before that needs to go on the wall mate


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Dread Pirate Roberts
03-12-2012, 04:58 AM
Thanks Sergio, I'm thinking of spreading it across 3 off canvasses 0.5 m x 1.0 m next time they're on special.

ssil2000
03-13-2012, 01:11 AM
That will look awesome mate


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jr_rodriguez
03-17-2012, 08:58 AM
Something from this morning
Btw that's basically SOOC, only a very small amount of cropping done.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Nice silhouette JR, really like the grove of bent trees in the background.

DiamondSCattleCo
03-18-2012, 04:19 AM
After that nice silhouette its almost a shame to post this:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6846329078_7a4d58928d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43536579@N06/6846329078/)

jr_rodriguez
03-18-2012, 09:40 AM
Thanks DPR and DiamondSCattleCo
Yesterday we had unusually thick fog, making some things look other-worldly...too bad I had to work! I snapped a few on my way to work because I couldn't resist. You know, I hadn't touched my camera in a long time, and now I'm glad I'm getting the desire to go out and shoot again :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-25-2012, 04:19 AM
My favourite from my joint photo shoot with Sir Les.

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?55958-Joint-photo-shoot-Sir-Les-and-DPR

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kgosden
03-25-2012, 06:05 PM
DPR,

Nice use of high key. Not my favorite style, but put to good use here.

Falconest174
03-27-2012, 06:00 PM
WE have been having a real taste of summer (last week) and now winter tried to sneak in. (24F this AM) Last week it was into the lower 80's. Shot this pic of an early Rhododendron in front of a neighbor's house on a cloudy Sat. Looked tonite after work. Most were dead.

Sir Les
03-27-2012, 07:25 PM
Well, if DPR can post his fave pic, I can too! I may be biased, but this one ticks all the boxes for me...

Rooz
04-02-2012, 02:49 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/7038205633_26f89ccdf4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/7038205633/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/7038205633/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

tim11
04-03-2012, 06:47 AM
Gotta sneak these in while Rooz isn't looking... :)
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Sir Les
04-03-2012, 07:51 AM
Oh my, that's beautiful and gross all at the same time.............

Falconest174
04-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Wow! species is that one. I know that there are several Aussie spiders that are very dangerous.

tim11
04-03-2012, 11:58 PM
Thank you.
In fact, spiders are never favourite animals of mine.
Those are Saint Andrew Cross Spider and not venomous.
The dangerous ones are the red back and the funnel web. I might shoot a red back if I see one but never the funnel web; they are very aggressive and will jump on you.

tim11
04-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Look at what I found in my backyard. And it stayed still for me; too.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-05-2012, 10:40 PM
Never seen one of those before Tim well done. And nicely captured too.

Rooz
04-06-2012, 03:00 AM
Those are Saint Christopher Cross Spider and not venomous.

i think its a st andrews cross spider.


Never seen one of those before Tim well done. And nicely captured too.

neither have i. stunning shot tim.

DiamondSCattleCo
04-06-2012, 05:29 AM
Very nice shot Tim.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-06-2012, 07:15 AM
An HDR of a train station I helped build.

jr_rodriguez
04-06-2012, 10:39 AM
I like that shot DPR.

Question for you DPR: I noticed you don't have any really wide lenses for your D300. Do you not have a need for one, or are you waiting for when you go to full frame?

JRR

RichNY
04-06-2012, 10:56 AM
I love NYC
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DiamondSCattleCo
04-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Love that shot DPR. Best HDR I've seen in a _long_ time.

tim11
04-07-2012, 05:34 AM
Thanks for correction Rooz.
Thanks for encouragement al frieds.
I love that HDR DPR. Beautiful capture RichNY. All about urban life style.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the positive comments, that shot is about to be a massive canvas on my study wall.

Here's the other shot I had to choose from but didn't select for the wall.

Very observant JR. I have been waiting to go full frame for a year but the Thailand flood delayed the D800 release on me :( , I really like 16mm (=24 equiv) as a focal length and have been waiting to get that width from my 24-70. Also someone on here (maybe Rich?) once postulated that togs tend to see in one focal length and struggle to see shots outside it, if that's valid then I'm more a telephoto man and have been trying to adapt to see the world wider.

Geoff Chandler
04-08-2012, 02:33 AM
Back in my FSLR days I had a 24mm - Now I also the 16-85 which starts at the equiv of the old 24
and that mostly enough for me - I wouldn't mind something wider - but would not use
it that often.
Nice work by the way :cool:

DiamondSCattleCo
04-08-2012, 03:37 PM
With spring sproinging, I told the kids to get outside and find something to do. Didn't quite have this mind...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/6912287706_78644028c4_b.jpg

Pardon the project vehicles in the background. Not much good with cloning stuff out.

Rooz
04-08-2012, 05:50 PM
lol awesome !

Sir Les
04-09-2012, 01:56 AM
... I told the kids to get outside and find something to do.

What the hell did they do, find a new tar pit? Or perhaps they struck oil, in which case, will we see an upgrade in your photographic gear? :)

Geoff Chandler
04-09-2012, 02:01 AM
How much will you pay 'em to clean the mota??

DiamondSCattleCo
04-09-2012, 05:15 AM
What the hell did they do, find a new tar pit? Or perhaps they struck oil, in which case, will we see an upgrade in your photographic gear? :)

lol If only mud were worth something, it'd be D3's for all :)


How much will you pay 'em to clean the mota??

I think they were pretty miserable by the end of the cleaning. Too cold yet for the power washer, so they were garden hosin' it.

DiamondSCattleCo
04-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Posted this one earlier, then killed it as it wasn't quite what I wanted (too sharp in some areas). I may have gotten a little soft now:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7066676521_7de96f4d7b_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-11-2012, 04:10 AM
I as a sharpness freak am surprised I like the softness in this one as a way of conveying mood.

I might have brightened it personally, but I'll leave it to those more artistic to provide real critique.

Geoff Chandler
04-11-2012, 04:33 AM
Always difficult to strike an ideal sharpness balance - I always err on the side of caution and
don't sharpen my pics very much at all
Lovely photo.

Rooz
04-11-2012, 09:20 PM
Not sure you can get away with chopping that much of his face away, particularly the way it cuts over his mouth. I also think its underexposed by a stop or more.

DiamondSCattleCo
04-12-2012, 05:04 AM
Thanks for comments all, much appreciated. I'll have to calibrate my Mac's screen, as the histogram agrees with you, but my eyes aren't seeing it :) This picture was an "accident", as I was goofing around one day, just trying to focus on eyes and bring out their color, which I've never been good at (do the crosshatch focus points of a better camera help with that?) when I stumbled across this and liked the composition (agree with you on the mouth thing Rooz). I did it with my Sigma 50mm @ f4 so his left eye was perfectly in focus but the depth of field was too shallow. I'm going to retry it again one of these days with a greater depth of field and try to bring everything into proper focus.

Rooz
04-12-2012, 02:46 PM
You need to get him looking up to get the color, (light), in his eyes and try to have both eyes on the same or similar focal plane. Use an online dof calculator which will give you a great reference point.

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

DiamondSCattleCo
04-12-2012, 05:53 PM
You need to get him looking up to get the color, (light), in his eyes and try to have both eyes on the same or similar focal plane.

Thanks for the hint. I should think about buying some strobes. All I've got is my SB-400 (btw, the BEST piece of advice you ever gave me. Great flash) but I'm saving for a better body. Really want a D90 to gain some better high ISO performance.

Geoff Chandler
04-12-2012, 09:55 PM
D90 can produce pretty good results - even at higher ISO settings
Also it can produce quite natrural images and there are lots of fine tuning settings
if you want to explore those.

Falconest174
04-14-2012, 10:20 PM
Original image is a live concert picture of this young lady playing with her family at a Southern Gospel concert at a local church.
A friend and I used ACDSee 14 to 'fiddle' :rolleyes:around with the original image to create this.

photowerkz
04-22-2012, 07:29 AM
Instead of just complaining about the rain, like I always do, I went out and played with the sigma 50mm macro... Wish I'd had the D800 so I could have blow up this even more.
http://mariusaasheim.com/files/raindrop.jpg

anco85
04-23-2012, 06:00 AM
Here's one of a wedding I did a while ago.

I quite liked this image for some reason. It was pouring with rain and the bride was pretty upset about it as she wanted some nature shots.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7332/dsc2772514x7682.jpg

Falconest174
04-23-2012, 01:12 PM
Nice mood shot , anco85.

tim11
04-23-2012, 05:05 PM
Sorry I cheated... the original scene didn't look as dramatic. :):p
The power of post-processing... Oh well...
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Falconest174
04-23-2012, 05:52 PM
Here is a shot taken after a night and day of rain moistened thirsty ground. Even the flowers appeared to be refreshed.:rolleyes:

tim11
04-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Falconest174,
That's one great shot. Nice colours and details.

Falconest174
04-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Thanks it's now on my desktop.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-25-2012, 05:21 AM
Here's an oldie from a holiday in the Flinders Ranges (outback South Australia), no idea what the raptor is but it was bloody hard to get a photo of.

tim11
04-25-2012, 06:17 AM
That's great shot DPRoberts.
I have taken many sorts of shot but can never take a bird in flight like that while retaining good focus and sharpness. Any tips?

anco85
04-25-2012, 06:44 AM
Here's another recent shot from an engagement shoot. I quite like this image, not sure why.

Probably because it's not another car shot :D

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/9w3mf.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/9w3mf)

DiamondSCattleCo
04-25-2012, 08:51 PM
I'm with you Anco, I really like that shot. I think what would have made it perfect is if his hands hadn't been in his pockets, but otherwise its great.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-28-2012, 09:14 PM
Tim it was my 70-300VR at 300, it's uncropped and blurry as at full size but looks ok sharpened and downsized to 800 pixels wide.

Spot metering from memory, spot autofocus, ISO 400 probably, VR off probably. Early or late in day if possible. Tried to pan but really at 300mm I shake like a shower of sh.t so it may not have made any difference.
I masked the bird in PS and increased the contrast on the bird as it was pretty flat.

I like it Anco as it looks very natural. I like the hands in the pockets too and esp the interesting but not distracting wall.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-29-2012, 04:10 AM
Zoo Meercat on sentry

Falconest174
04-29-2012, 07:15 PM
DPR;
Who's he grinning at? Or is he thinking of a secret?
Cute shot.

tim11
04-29-2012, 07:19 PM
DPR told him he was going to be a star on DCResource.
The meerkats can bark like tiny puppies.

AMDnut
04-29-2012, 09:12 PM
Shot from drive today... a little BW action...

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-30-2012, 06:05 AM
I am constantly amazed by the varied subjects and interesting scenes from around the world we get on the forum. I'd never see something like that in my life in Aus. The black and white suits it a treat too. Thanks for sharing AMD. If you don't mind I'd be inclined to give it a little straighten - or am I seeing things?

kgosden
04-30-2012, 06:22 AM
DPR,

I think that the building is on an incline as I thought the same at first. One of those challenges of having a small view of a large scene and how the brain works.

AMDnut
04-30-2012, 09:02 PM
DPR - This one gave me fits on the straightening as it is built into a hill with opposing inclines on each side. Trees are leaning and the curved drives made it even more challenging! I touched it up a bit, this looks a tad better, thanks for the input and glad you guys liked it!

AMDnut
04-30-2012, 09:05 PM
Here is another from the same trip....

Falconest174
05-07-2012, 05:44 PM
Can't decide which crop of this pic I like better. The closer one gives a better look at the batter and the ball but the more distant one shows more of the atmosphere of the game. Taken last Sat. at a local minor league game(Binghamton Mets, AA affiliate of the NY Mets). Opinions, suggestions?:confused:
BTW that ball whizzed above my head jusdt after I pulled the camera down from my face after the shot.:eek:

Sir Les
05-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Definitely prefer the more distant crop, Falconest. As you say, it conveys more of the atmosphere of the game, and the sense of capturing movement (just look at the batter's feet). I particularly like the 'double teaming' of the catcher and umpire. Nice shot!

DiamondSCattleCo
05-07-2012, 06:41 PM
x2 on the second crop. Nice.

jr_rodriguez
05-07-2012, 08:41 PM
black & white hdr of a church I saw while doing some travelling
Couldn't get right in center of the church, because, well, I don't have a wide-enough lens to keep me from getting run over by traffic :D
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Falconest174
05-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Liked this shot so much that I edited it to it my 22" wide-screen monitor. Found at a local retailer's garden plant display. Edited for sharpness and added a vignette. As all of my icons are outside along the edges, this works out very well for me.

rawpaw18
05-13-2012, 04:57 AM
Morning Lady bug

59270

50mm with 20mm Kenko Extension tube
1/800, f/8, ISO 400

Falconest174
05-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Rich W.; great Ladybug. Extension tubes?

Sir Les
05-13-2012, 11:29 PM
Falconest: love the flower shot -- nicely saturated colours.

rawpaw: nice bug shot. Every time I see a ladybird, I'm reminded of the "Miniscule" animated TV series by French company Futurikon. It takes a humorous look at the world of insects, shot against real life backgrounds. Have a look at http://minuscule.tv/ to see what I mean.

Rooz
05-15-2012, 03:33 AM
Morning Lady bug

59270

50mm with 20mm Kenko Extension tube
1/800, f/8, ISO 400

superb. as good a bug macro as ive seen in a very long time.

rawpaw18
05-16-2012, 04:17 AM
Thanks Chris, Les and Falcon.

Falconest, my Kenko tubes are the only gear I have for getting any closeup shots.
I enjoy this poor man's cheap macro set up. Use them on my 50 and 70-200

Falconest174
05-19-2012, 07:28 PM
Here is the classic shot of our national symbol............ a Screaming Eagle.
Taken on 5/19/12 during a presentation by Jonathan Wood a, wildlife rehabilatator, of The Raptor Project. Any American from the US that gets a chance to see this presentation GO! It is well worth the cost (approx $10). The Bird's name is "Uncle Sam"

anco85
05-22-2012, 02:32 AM
Here's a shot from the weekend of a group of friends playing poker.

The table is a composite of 5 images to get the exposure just the way I like it and then each individual was seated at the table by themselves and another images was taken. This was then blended into the final image you see here.

I know there's a bunch of things that I could have done to make the image better, but I still like the overall result

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s420/anco1985/PokerDogs-022.jpg

Rooz
05-22-2012, 04:07 PM
Very cool !

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-26-2012, 03:48 AM
Maybe nothing special for you northern hemisphere types but it's rare for me to shoot frost. This from a recent holiday to New Zealand.

Falconest174
05-27-2012, 07:29 PM
DPR, nice pic of frost on pine needles, like the faded green effect of the frost. Cool!
For Americans, citizens of the USA, here is my tribute to our fallen Warriors. Another pic of the Bald Eagle, 'Uncle Sam'.

kgosden
05-27-2012, 09:53 PM
Falconest, nice image.

DPR, I could have used some frost yesterday as it was in the low 90's F here in Atlanta. I could use a trip to NZ even more. It is on my list for a good 2 week vacation, but I think a return to Alaska might be in the cards this year.

AMDnut
05-28-2012, 10:51 PM
Picked up a new D5100 to replace the aging D40... Love it!

Geoff Chandler
05-28-2012, 11:20 PM
Looks good!!
I see you use all Nikon Lenses - is there any apparent difference between them as far
as contrast and colour is concerned - along with exposure? I find mine are all different but they are
different makes. Hows the D5100 alongside the D90??

Falconest174
05-29-2012, 03:40 AM
Alaska works for me, got a ticket? Had 95 at the ball game yesterday.

Falconest174
05-29-2012, 12:45 PM
Here is a pic from yesterday's ball game. As you can see, the bat shattered into 3 pieces, the barrel ended up past the pitcher's mound.:eek: The ball is just above the batter's head, this one did not come near me
Gotta hurry there are severe t'storms on the way, here.

D70FAN
05-30-2012, 12:52 PM
Some great pics being posted. Just cruisin' this thread after a few years.

The D70 is still chuggin' along (still does a great job with color) but will post some new stuff when the D800 comes in... it might be a while.

Glad to still see some familiar posters.:)

anco85
05-30-2012, 02:31 PM
It'd just shocking to think the last time I made a real effort to contribute to this thread, becoming a Dad was the last thing on my mind.

So with that, I'd like you to meet our 9 month old daughter, Cathlene

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s420/anco1985/DSC_5898.jpg

As you can tell, she likes cupcakes...very much

D70FAN
05-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Yup. That'l keep you busy.

Looks like that D700 is getting a good workout as well.

AMDnut
05-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Geoff Chandler - I dd not notice any color swings, they all seem to be close on color, at least to my untrained eye! Haven't really compared exposure....

As for the D90 next to the D5100, the D5100 is a tad better in IQ so far. The biggest reason is it handles high ISO with less noise. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my D90 and miss the button controls when using the D5100. Also, miss the lens motor drive in the body.... General IQ is a tad better on the D5100 though so I am really liking it. Haven't shot any video yet, I use a FLIP HD for that! I think I will tend to grab the D5100 more for general shooting and the D90 for more "specific" shots. At least that is how it looks right now.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-31-2012, 05:18 AM
Brilliant to have you all back and posting again.

Big congrats Anco.

Kgosden, 2 weeks is tight for NZ unless you are just doing the area of the South Island between Franz Joseph Glacier and Lake Tekepo in a loop via highway 6, 94 (to Te Anau) and 8. This is the standout area of NZ for me from my trip.

I spent 3 weeks driving like a mad thing with little time to smell the roses and missing heaps but covered both islands. The distances are short in NZ but the roads are very windy and slow (average 50 km/hr). One day I only made 110 km in the day.

Will send you a PM.

D70FAN
05-31-2012, 09:16 AM
Very much like trying to shoot everything from Crescent City to San Louis Obispo on Highway 1... Then return via 101/I5. The return is faster driving, but there is a lot to shoot. If you get hung up in wine country (pretty much the whole trip now days) were talking months. :rolleyes:

Definately a trip on my bucket list... but it awaits the D800.

DiamondSCattleCo
05-31-2012, 08:51 PM
First couple of shots with my D200.

Not exactly major league ball. Not even really good ball, but its close enough for our little town. Pardon some of the blown out highlights. I didn't notice that the EV was set to +3. :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7312254846_f188a86103_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7312261698_dd7e0f6ab8_b.jpg

Rod

Falconest174
06-01-2012, 01:28 PM
I am in a quandry. Where do I spend my photo budget. I have two choices the D5100 or the D7000. While the D7000 is more expensive and has more features, one thing that it lacks is the rotatable screen. I do NOT want a FX format sensor camera. They appear to have the same sensors (16Mp), but is that so? As they are about the same vintage, maturity of design can be assumed at this time. (They are as good as they are going to be via design changes etc.)Help guys post images from each if you can or relate experiences with the cameras, good or bad. Primary use would be nature, including large insects and sports. Irealize that this is not the best spot to post this but I didn't want to start a new forum just for this. Hope it is not too far off-subject.

Falconest174
06-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Here is a shot of a pair of Green Darners . The female is laying eggs while the Male (blue abdomen) is clamped on behind her head. This pair spent several minutes at this spot and I was able to get many good pics.

kgosden
06-01-2012, 08:27 PM
Great color Falconest.

Gintaras
06-02-2012, 03:18 AM
love the photo, just amazing and the headphone is just great. seems i am not the only one who loves high-end sound :-)))


If you like very bass light headphones the a900's are perfect. Highs and mids are much more in front than the bass on those. But on saturday I got my perfect pair of headphones...

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/w1000x.jpg
http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/w1000x.jpg

I love them to death, they're awesome!! Running them off a schiit "asgard" headphone amp.

Gintaras
06-02-2012, 03:21 AM
photowerkz, good choice :-)))
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/audiotechnica3/1.html

Falconest174
06-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Well I bit the bullet and did it. bought the D7000. Should be here tomorrow, Amazon Prime next day shipping. Also picked up Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro.

Sir Les
06-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Well I bit the bullet and did it. bought the D7000. Should be here tomorrow, Amazon Prime next day shipping. Also picked up Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro.

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll love it, as I do mine. Be prepared for a steep learning curve though, as there's many more options available than you're currently used to. I too preferred the smaller size of the DX body over full frame, and was prepared to sacrifice some IQ for the convenience of portability. However, the IQ from the D7000 (especially at high ISO's) is still excellent, imho.

I doubt you'll see any difference between real life shots taken by the D5100 and the D7000. Both cameras demand good glass for the best results though.

I looked at your dragonfly pic and thought to myself: "Why does this guy need a new camera when he can get such spectacular results with what he's got?" But then I realised what a silly question that was -- when there's money burning a hole in your pocket, it has to be spent! :D

Geoff Chandler
06-06-2012, 01:40 AM
Falconest - I was about to reply to your earlier post when I saw that you 'bit the bullit' and bought the D7000
Let us know how you get along with it
Another benefit of the D7000 is it has Depth of Field Preview - usefull with close ups
Geoff

anco85
06-06-2012, 03:47 PM
My first try at a cityscape. Quite like the way it turned out, but in retrospec, I should have taken the 14-24 with.

http://s18.postimage.org/45ggwd7ah/DSC_6194_1024x681.jpg

BTW, this was taken with an old non-vr 18-55 on a D700. I'm ghetto like that

Falconest174
06-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Anco85;
Great night shot. What ISO?
BTW just been fiddlin' around with the new D7K, fits my hands nearly perfectly. A larger body would be awkward for me with my small hands. Now I just have to learn all the new goodies this has.

anco85
06-07-2012, 12:31 AM
Thanks Falconest174.

ISO 200, not entirely sure on the shutter speed, but fairly long and f8

Getting a new camera is one of the best things any photographer can get. I hope you have a great time with it, it's a fantastic camera

Falconest174
06-07-2012, 07:18 PM
Here is one of the first shots with the new D7000 with the Sigma 150mm Macro, ain't flies ugly?
1/200
F/8
ISO 100
Sigma 150 mm Macro
Original about 1/2 to 1/3 life size, didn't want to get too close and spook it.

kgosden
06-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Falconest,

Are you just working out the initial bugs in the new camera ;)

Great colors.

K1W1
06-09-2012, 03:39 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7168513477_8e01264f41_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/7168513477/)

Falconest174
06-09-2012, 07:32 AM
K1W1;
great mood pic.
Don't know why, exactly, but it makes me feel depressed, must be the dark moody effect of the somber colors and mist.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Incredible shot Kiwi...

kgosden
06-09-2012, 08:25 PM
Kiwi,

I was expecting zombies...

Gintaras
06-10-2012, 02:20 AM
Kiwi, simply stunning. great shot but hair rising image :-)))

what's the place here?

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-10-2012, 02:25 AM
Great shot K1W1, love the atmospherics.

Here's one from a recent holiday in New Zealand. A farmer saw me shooting by the roadside and kindly invited me onto the property to capture this scene.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-10-2012, 06:42 AM
Was getting ready to sell my D60 and popped out the SD card. Felt something give, and suddenly the SD card wouldn't lock in place anymore. Got an estimate to fix, and decided instead to trade the body to the shop for a Nikon 50mm 1.8D. One of my first shots:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7172441713_0995d6ea0c_c.jpg

Harsh shadows I know, and the last few shots in this thread are tough to follow.

anco85
06-10-2012, 07:50 AM
DPR that is a brilliant shot!

Falconest174
06-10-2012, 02:43 PM
DPR;
Gorgeous pic. NZ has some the greatest scenery. That tree kind of reminds me of the apple trees in the Wizard of Oz, lthe ones with the 'worms in the apples'.

AMDnut
06-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Okay.... not the best shot in the world but it was quick / fast and no time to play with settings....

Didn't want to get any closer so the 70-300 did it's job!

Falconest174
06-10-2012, 08:30 PM
Looks like you might have been to close for the bear as it was. Great shot!
Fortunately most of my subjects tend to fly away if I get too close.
I'll leave the risky nature shooting to those with the real long lenses like my friend Paul Blasko.
Here is one of my little friends shot with the new Bugma 150.

Rooz
06-10-2012, 11:19 PM
Was getting ready to sell my D60 and popped out the SD card. Felt something give, and suddenly the SD card wouldn't lock in place anymore. Got an estimate to fix, and decided instead to trade the body to the shop for a Nikon 50mm 1.8D. One of my first shots:

Harsh shadows I know, and the last few shots in this thread are tough to follow.

thats a pearler of a shot. a bit of a lift in the shadows using curves would be more than enuf to soften the shadows, although even as it is they arent distracting.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-11-2012, 04:53 AM
Diamond, that shot of your son will bring a smile to your face every time you think back on the trade in. Congrats.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-11-2012, 04:59 AM
Thanks for the kind words and the advice. As soon as I figure out how to use the curves properly, I'll see about softening up those shadows :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-11-2012, 05:10 AM
Dawn fog on holiday. Picton (South Island, New Zealand)

Falconest174
06-11-2012, 12:56 PM
DPR;
Cool! Great with the window light in the fog.

Falconest174
06-11-2012, 07:48 PM
Here is a White Cabbage butterfly sucking away at some yellow flowers in my favorite roaming area.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-11-2012, 10:15 PM
Very very nice...

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-12-2012, 03:30 AM
Wow Falcon, you've sure stepped it up a notch with the new gear. Really nice.

anco85
06-12-2012, 04:43 AM
And they say the skill comes from behind the camera. To some degree yes, but a good photographer is only as good as his body.

I remember my D80

*shudders*

anco85
06-12-2012, 05:30 AM
Just a quick one from this weekends roadtest

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s420/anco1985/DSC_6321_399x600.jpg

D70FAN
06-12-2012, 08:50 PM
A hike in the dunes... I love stark contrast.59358

Sir Les
06-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Experimenting with portrait lighting again -- this time using 3 large strobes with white shoot-through umbrellas instead of speedlights. This particular young lady is so photogenic, I defy anyone (including me) to take a bad picture of her.

D7000, 18-200VR, 1/250 @ f/4.8, ISO 200.

59361

DiamondSCattleCo
06-15-2012, 05:03 PM
Outstanding.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-15-2012, 11:12 PM
Very engaging Les, well done a great shot.

K1W1
06-16-2012, 05:47 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/7383003958_e87a7a3707_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/7383003958/)

blindeye
06-16-2012, 07:18 PM
K1W1, that's beautiful!
-Brandon

RichNY
06-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Rich, what's the deal- you didn't take me to any photo ops like this ;) Great image!

D70FAN
06-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Rich and Les... A definate well done.

Les, you're right about your portrait subject...

Sir Les
06-18-2012, 08:56 AM
K1W1, that's beautiful!
-Brandon

Have to agree, that's a gorgeous shot. Was there any major post processing involved?

RichNY
06-18-2012, 08:10 PM
Les, great image but a change in the lighting can make it even stronger. The catch lights in the models eyes show crossed lighting- you'd normally see both catch lights in the upper left or upper right rather than one on the upper left portion of the eye and the other on the lower right. The other thing that I'd watch is not to spill light into the white of the eye.

Sir Les
06-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Dammit Rich, now I can't look at that photo without fixating on the opposing catchlights! As for not spilling light onto the white of the eye, I'm afraid that's very much hit or miss for me at my stage of photographic development.

Does this one suit your sensibilities any better?

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RichNY
06-19-2012, 11:07 AM
This looks far more natural to me that the first picture... but the catchlights are still on the lower half of the eye. If you consider the sun as a lighting source and took a picture at mid day the catchlight's would be at the top and center of the eye. Later in the day as the sun is setting it would come into the eye at a lower position. At sunset the catchlights would be at the 3 o'clock position of the eye but never goes lower than that.

It isn't a problem on your image but if the light were a little bit lower then you'd see the shadow of the nose going up the face which would look quite unnatural.



Dammit Rich, now I can't look at that photo without fixating on the opposing catchlights! As for not spilling light onto the white of the eye, I'm afraid that's very much hit or miss for me at my stage of photographic development.

Does this one suit your sensibilities any better?

Anthony
06-19-2012, 12:10 PM
Dammit Rich, now I can't look at that photo without fixating on the opposing catchlights!
I had not noticed that until pointed out either!

kgosden
06-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Boy, now I really know that I don't want to do portraiture; it just sounds far too technical. I do like all the discussion on the lighting and eyes. Not something I would have noticed and I would be wondering what seems not quite right.

RichNY
06-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Shot with a 22" beauty dish on a Profoto AcuteB 600R.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-19-2012, 05:26 PM
<sigh> Well I guess I never get to post in this thread ever again....

Sir Les
06-20-2012, 02:42 AM
<sigh> Well I guess I never get to post in this thread ever again....

Not at all, Rod. I for one enjoy seeing your kids covered in mud! But I also don't let the fact that some fabulous photos (like Rich's Gabi, Soho NYC) get posted here deter me from posting, because that's how I learn to take better photos. I appreciate the feedback I get on my own work, and I can admire and learn from the work of others, which in turn inspires me to do better. So fire up that D200 of yours and get posting! :)

RichNY
06-20-2012, 03:20 AM
I've felt that way after seeing a lot of what a few of the Aussies on this forum shoot.

RichNY
06-20-2012, 06:56 PM
Joleen, DUMBO, Brooklyn

DiamondSCattleCo
06-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Amanda, also kind of a dumbo some days, not Brooklyn, Arborfield

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7411866526_84c531bae8_b.jpg

<ahem> Sorry Rich, had to thieve your title style....

Edit: Another crop, I think better...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5235/7411935634_2a3efb0dc1_b.jpg

Rooz
06-21-2012, 01:50 AM
Shot with a 22" beauty dish on a Profoto AcuteB 600R.

WOW !!! great stuff man

Falconest174
06-21-2012, 08:36 PM
Here is a shot of Damselflies insuring propagation of the species.
D7K, Sigma 150 Macro, F8, ISO 160, 1/200th.
Natural late afternoon sun.
That 150 does do nice work.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
06-21-2012, 09:18 PM
Not as much the lens as the eyeball framing the event and pulling the trigger.

Nice shooting.

Looks like the D7000 is agreeing with you. As I finally consider upgrading from my trusty old D70, I would love to get my hands on a D800, but realize that it is more camera than my lenses can handle, so the D7000 looks like a logical choice.

D70FAN
06-21-2012, 09:24 PM
Rich, Are you shooting these with the D3 or D300?

Nice portfolio you have going there. Pro models?

George

RichNY
06-21-2012, 11:00 PM
I primarily shoot with the D3 these days but considering I had good light and wasn't going for a shallow DOF they would have pretty much looked the same on either body.

Thanks. These shots were both of experienced professional models. The shoot with Gabi also had a hair stylist and a makeup artist as part of the team.

Rich, Are you shooting these with the D3 or D300?

Nice portfolio you have going there. Pro models?

George

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-22-2012, 09:40 PM
Down the beach in an Aussie winter.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Too noisy and soft to be a good macro shot, but I really wanted to save this somehow. So I added more noise and sharpened the crap out of it. Hope I got the effect I was looking for...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7428345006_94558ffb30_b.jpg

Rod

Falconest174
06-23-2012, 07:45 PM
DiamondS; clever!
DPR; Looks like a chilly beach walk. I could have given you some of our heat earlier this week, we hit 97F in the city, cooler now. Had a perfect shooting day today. Posted several shots in the Insect thread but here is one for the Shot of the Day.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-23-2012, 11:57 PM
Hmm you're making me wish I'd bought the Siggie instead of the 105 micro. I look forward to seeing more as you shoot em.

tim11
06-24-2012, 03:56 AM
Awesome helicopter Falconest174.
DPR: I love your candids.

Falconest174
06-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Here is another pic from Saturday's shoot. I call this one the Bat-dragonfly. Very dark color (colour to you Brits out there:p ). Background really brings out the small details.
Shot with the Sigma 150.

tim11
06-26-2012, 03:30 AM
Circular Quay, Sydney on a rainy day. Shot with the 50 F1/8. Very sharp lens indeed.
59403

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-26-2012, 04:18 AM
Nice image Tim, I'd have never believed you could fit it in at 50mm on a crop body.

D70FAN
06-26-2012, 11:49 AM
Professional models definately make a difference... falls into the living art catagory.

My compliments to the chef.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-26-2012, 05:25 PM
Nice Tim. You guys with your varied landscapes make me jealous. You got waterfalls, harbors, deserts, all within a few miles. I got trees. Endless reams of green and not much else, lol. I'm movin...

tim11
06-27-2012, 03:55 AM
... You guys with your varied landscapes make me jealous. You got waterfalls, harbors, deserts, all within a few miles....
A few miles? I'm not sure about that. Country miles maybe... :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-27-2012, 05:14 AM
Within a few miles I've got a backyard, sandy beach, a derelict industrial "river", a couple creeks, a wetlands, suburbs, a quite city, botanic gardens, zoo.

Within 50 miles I can add low hills, rock outcrops, pathetic waterfalls, wine country, short cliffs, rocky beach, derelict mines and native wildlife.

Within 500 miles I can add iconic world heritage ancient mountain ranges, world renowned caves, outback farms, an extinct volcano, tuna industry ...

Geez when I start to think about this stuff I haven't even scratched the surface of topics. Thanks for making me think about what I should appreciate Diamond.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-27-2012, 05:33 AM
lol Maybe I should do the same. One of these days I should fire up the bike and see what I can find. Oh there's a tree!

And another one!

What a great tree!

<chuckle>

Falconest174
06-27-2012, 01:32 PM
Most of my stuff is shot less than a mile from my house.:rolleyes:

anco85
06-28-2012, 02:59 AM
Within a few miles I've got, well, f*ck all. No wonder I rarely use my camera for my own pleasure anymore

D70FAN
06-28-2012, 08:54 AM
Used to have the Sonoran Desert and Grand Canyon within a days shooting. Now (back home) it's Monterey Bay, Big Sur, etc.

I need to get out more. That's my summer resolution.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Diamond and Anco, how bad can it be? Surely you're exaggerating the lack of prospects!

Here's a challenge show us what you've really got. Post a wide angle shot, taken standing on a ladder, near your back door, facing away from the house.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-29-2012, 05:16 AM
<chuckle> I am exaggerating, but only by a bit. I live in a very nice rural area, however our dominate geographical features are trees with a few hundred lakes scattered about. No mountains to speak of, no grand harbours or bridges. But if I got off my lazy butt and went hunting, I'm fairly certain I can come up with something to take a picture of, lol.

But I am going to pass on the back door challenge for the time being, since I've gutted one of the kids bedrooms and am re-modelling. So all I can see from my back door is a pile of wall board, acoustic tile and old insulation.

kgosden
06-29-2012, 05:19 AM
Diamond,

So the back door shot might need to be an abstract.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-29-2012, 07:21 AM
I'd give my left one to have even 1 good lake with tree's near my place.

I'll admit to 1 nearby lake but as it's surrounded by houses I think it doesn't count.

Anthony
06-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Sounds like a good thread for the gallery section - view from my back door or best view from my house. In my case they are the same - houses!

tim11
06-30-2012, 05:32 AM
A sliding tackle...59404

Sir Les
06-30-2012, 09:34 AM
OK -- I'll answer the challenge. The view from my front door yesterday. Must have been prophetic, because today my football team scored a magnificent come-from-behind win after being all but buried at quarter time. The hills in the distance are National Park, which I must admit I don't venture into nearly often enough.

Tim -- nice capture of some fancy footwork!

59405

DiamondSCattleCo
06-30-2012, 09:52 AM
Nice capture Tim

AMDnut
06-30-2012, 03:54 PM
Panny from Smokies trip....

Falconest174
06-30-2012, 07:06 PM
AMDnut; (me too:rolleyes: )
Nice pano of the Smokies. What was that at the right? One of those suspended cable cars?
Saw this guy out shooting dragonflies today, waiting for one to get too close.:eek:
Have lots of d-fly pics just need to take the time to edit and resize some of them.

DiamondSCattleCo
06-30-2012, 08:09 PM
I'd give my left one to have even 1 good lake with tree's near my place.

Funny how we take forgranted that which others would give a lefticle for...

Not out my back door, but rather out my front door. The kids new RC:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7476347034_e889fd1af4_b.jpg

Rod

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-30-2012, 08:38 PM
Nice stuff all. Funny how you're filling gaps from missing old timers, who was it used to shoot all the RC Diamond, and Tim that soccer shots one for the wall. Like the front door Les, good timing on the bow.

kgosden
06-30-2012, 10:40 PM
I am guessing that the Smokies town is Gatlinburg as it has a cable car ride.
Falconest I like the frog; great color. I was out shooting some frogs and dragonflies today, but not near you :) My frogs were farther off and in the water barely sticking their eyes out. Too hot even for frogs.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-01-2012, 12:54 AM
I don't think I've posted this here, if it's a repeat I apologize.

HDR of a railway station I helped build.

DiamondSCattleCo
07-01-2012, 04:20 AM
No apologies necessary. It was an awesome shot then, and its still an awesome shot. Well worth a repeat.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-01-2012, 04:25 AM
Oops, sorry all. Here's an edit from today so I can be sure it's new.

Side of a dormant volcano on holiday in NZ

D70FAN
07-01-2012, 09:40 AM
I don't think I've posted this here, if it's a repeat I apologize.

HDR of a railway station I helped build.

Atsa nice. Brings to mind a song.

tim11
07-01-2012, 11:42 PM
Thanks everyone.
DPRob, your train station shot looks like painting. How do you do it? I tried HDR once but it sux badly LOL.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-02-2012, 06:04 AM
7 raw shots (taken from a tripod) merged in Photoshop CS5 and just played with the various sliders till I liked the result.

AMDnut
07-02-2012, 09:13 PM
Falconest174 - Gatlinburg town below and yes, cable seats up side of mountain from middle of town. Go every year...

More wildlife in the Smokies!

kgosden
07-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Nice turkey. Almost looks like a bronze statue with the glow off the feathers.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-03-2012, 04:52 AM
+1, nice colour

tim11
07-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Why posting a turkey? It's months before xmas :D

D70FAN
07-04-2012, 09:56 AM
What I miss about Arizona...

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D70FAN
07-04-2012, 10:32 AM
Happy 4th Of July.

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anco85
07-05-2012, 12:45 AM
Sadly, when viewing this picture on my laptop, it seems my monitor at home is a bit off. The white balance on this is way wrong.

Oh well, I still like the shot

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s420/anco1985/DSC_6698_511x768.jpg

DiamondSCattleCo
07-05-2012, 05:05 AM
I guess my monitor is right, because it looks great Anco.

anco85
07-05-2012, 06:32 AM
Thanks Diamond. It's a little too warm for my tastes, but guessing work is pretty difficult if your monitor is uncalibrated. Guess it's time to invest in a colour checker

D70FAN
07-05-2012, 09:03 AM
[QUOTE=anco85;441395]Sadly, when viewing this picture on my laptop, it seems my monitor at home is a bit off. The white balance on this is way wrong.

Oh well, I still like the shot

Some interesting settings for a flash shot.

D70FAN
07-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Sadly, when viewing this picture on my laptop, it seems my monitor at home is a bit off. The white balance on this is way wrong.

Oh well, I still like the shot

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s420/anco1985/DSC_6698_511x768.jpg


Some interesting flash settings. Why ISO 320?

anco85
07-05-2012, 11:47 PM
I must have turned the knob one click too far, should have been iso200, the D700's lowest native ISO

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-06-2012, 01:29 AM
Down the beach this morning with the 300 F4 @ F4

Anthony
07-06-2012, 02:47 AM
I thought way has he posted this photo then when glancing down I noticed the fin!

Rooz
07-06-2012, 03:29 AM
Down the beach this morning with the 300 F4 @ F4

dayum !!!!