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Dread Pirate Roberts
07-06-2012, 03:54 AM
I'm trying to be all arty these days and just have the subject in focus.

Unfortunately it's a 50% crop but still happy with it

tim11
07-06-2012, 05:58 AM
I was thinking why you cropped the rower to such extreme... Second later I saw the sharky. Nice one DPRob.

jr_rodriguez
07-08-2012, 04:42 PM
For some reason I liked the texture in this one.59432

D70FAN
07-10-2012, 12:58 PM
I must have turned the knob one click too far, should have been iso200, the D700's lowest native ISO

Wish I had a $ for every time I forgot to check ISO. :rolleyes: Just recently ruined half of a days shoot for that reason. The D70 is not forgiving in that regard.

Rooz
07-10-2012, 02:55 PM
I don't think I've manually set iso regularly since I bought a d300. That's what auto iso is for.

tim11
07-11-2012, 04:46 AM
I don't think I've manually set iso regularly since I bought a d300. That's what auto iso is for.
Just be aware that if you use the flash, auto ISO will set the shots at highest ISO.

Rooz
07-11-2012, 05:18 AM
yes, sorry...should have clarified i dont use auto iso with flash

anco85
07-11-2012, 08:16 AM
Hmmmm, didn't know that. I'm way too lazy to set up auto ISO anyway.

Here's a shot from the same fashion shoot of the previous image

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s420/anco1985/DSC_6814_399x600.jpg

*Thanks to fotosizer for ruining the sharpness in my pictures you piece of crap

Anthony
07-11-2012, 12:09 PM
Thanks to fotosizer for ruining the sharpness in my pictures you piece of crap
I have a batch file setup so that I can use imagemagick as a resizer just drop the file or folder ofer an icon.
Loads of options you can use including different resize filters add watermarks etc.

Falconest174
07-11-2012, 08:35 PM
Here is one of a sequence I shot several days ago and just got around to editing it.
It is an Elfin Skimmer male. See the entire sequence in the insect thread.

Rooz
07-12-2012, 01:47 AM
Hmmmm, didn't know that. I'm way too lazy to set up auto ISO anyway.


lol that's a bit like saying your too lazy to press a shutter button. its not a complicated process. its literally 2 steps.
set max iso, set minimum shutter speed. end of process.

anco85
07-12-2012, 04:50 AM
Yeah, I'm VERY lazy.

Seriously though, I shoot with flash 90% of the time, so it's not really feasible for me

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-14-2012, 06:30 PM
I'm still struggling to get a new view of a jetty.

I recently found an awesome tog in this online photomag http://issuu.com/f11magazine/docs/issue11-june2012?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222 that specializes in photographing waves. Since I claim I've got nothing to photograph but a beach I now feel completely put in my place.

D70FAN
07-15-2012, 10:39 AM
I'm still struggling to get a new view of a jetty.

I recently found an awesome tog in this online photomag http://issuu.com/f11magazine/docs/issue11-june2012?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222 that specializes in photographing waves. Since I claim I've got nothing to photograph but a beach I now feel completely put in my place.

Nice. I would have liked to see this shot at f/8 or f11 as well for the tunnel effect.

I also live amoungst the dunes and beaches, but the sun is a rare sight this time of year, so a gray cast permiates most shots. We can see the sun on the eastern horizon, but it never quite makes it here. :cool:

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-16-2012, 05:27 AM
Ask and you shall receive.

This one F8, the last F4. At 300mm the DOF is fairly shallow for either setting.

Appologies I didn't shoot an F11, a bit unlike me, I'd have normally done so instead of F8. Might have been distracted by some mobile scenery. :p

DiamondSCattleCo
07-16-2012, 06:39 AM
Don't get me wrong, the pics of the pier are excellent, but what about the mobile scenery?

D70FAN
07-16-2012, 12:11 PM
Many thanks. I think I like a little more depth in that shot.

For we beach dwellers...

Kelp growing at the tide line... very unusual.

Fort Ord Dunes State Beach. Formerly a restricted area due to the Army firing ranges. Very few people go here as it is not well publicized.

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RichNY
07-16-2012, 09:05 PM
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Might have been distracted by some mobile scenery. :p

Not all distractions are mobile ;)

This is from last Friday's shoot with Jenna. Shot with D3, Nikon 300 f/2.8 wide open, Elinchrom Ranger RX w/Maxilite 16" reflector.

kgosden
07-16-2012, 09:32 PM
I don't think that the camouflage is helping her fade into the background all that much :)

D70FAN
07-17-2012, 09:41 AM
Interesting progression of beach scenes. :rolleyes:

All I get here is Kelp and driftwood. ;)

Nice DOF...:)

RichNY
07-17-2012, 10:10 AM
All I get here is Kelp and driftwood. ;)

Nice DOF...:)
You have to bring the model with you;)

Yes, I love the way the background is so creamy on the 300mm at f/2.8

D70FAN
07-17-2012, 05:04 PM
Doh!!

Theres always a catch.

RichNY
07-18-2012, 10:14 AM
One more in camoflauge.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-19-2012, 02:32 AM
You're not playing fair with such photogenic subjects Rich

DiamondSCattleCo
07-19-2012, 11:44 AM
You're not playing fair with such photogenic subjects Rich

No kiddin'. One of these days I'm gonna fly down there and make him take pictures with my big ol' white belly hanging over a Speedo, just to bring him down a notch or two :D

tim11
07-19-2012, 07:36 PM
I agree. With a subject like that anyone can take great shots!! LOL
Well... almost anyone except me, maybe. I'd find it hard to hold the camera steady, VR or no VR.

Rooz
07-20-2012, 05:08 AM
big shout out to the canadians. my wallet is alot lighter thanks to your impeccable speakers...
photography is expensive ? pffffftttt

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7609000672_a22c1ea26e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/7609000672/)
Thank you Canada (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/7609000672/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

anco85
07-20-2012, 06:01 AM
You said it Rooz. I took delivery of my Cambridge Topaz CD10, KEF IQ5's and IQ3's last week. So much for buying any new photography equipment for quite some time

DiamondSCattleCo
07-20-2012, 05:34 PM
lol And many of us Canucks end up overseas (I'm a big fan of Wharfedales, except my Canuck PSB sub). So what did you end up with Chris? I don't recognize the drivers.

Sorry to rest of y'as for the OT hijack...

Rooz
07-20-2012, 06:16 PM
paradigm's. they are stunners.
these are guys who know how to make speakers. all piano black and gorgeous even to look at.

kgosden
07-20-2012, 09:24 PM
Dang too many audiophiles among us photographers. I am sticking with my 20 year old Vandersteen 2C's.

DiamondSCattleCo
07-21-2012, 02:27 AM
paradigm's. they are stunners.

Nice. Quite a few years back, I was about 30 seconds away from owning a complete set of Paradigms. Went with Polks instead, which had to leave when I got married, due to non-conformity with the decor :(

Anthony
07-21-2012, 03:25 AM
due to non-conformity with the decor

I think we have all been there :)

tfa8rva
07-21-2012, 10:23 PM
Some summertime storm action.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7607804044_52440f140b_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-22-2012, 03:11 AM
Rockin the 105 micro

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-23-2012, 04:35 AM
At the zoo on the weekend

DiamondSCattleCo
07-23-2012, 06:02 PM
Very nice DPR

Falconest174
07-23-2012, 09:06 PM
DPR;
nice kitty.:p Meorroar!

RichNY
07-23-2012, 11:03 PM
Had fun with my strobes on an architectural shoot this weekend.59467

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-24-2012, 02:59 AM
Well they were subtly used cause I can't spot them unless it's the balcony area

RichNY
07-24-2012, 03:57 AM
Well they were subtly used cause I can't spot them unless it's the balcony area

Both illuminated rooms on the 1'st floor as well as the balcony had SB-800s with Pocket Wizard Multimax triggers and CTO gels.

kgosden
07-24-2012, 04:07 AM
Rich,

Great shot, I'm ready to move in.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-24-2012, 05:27 AM
Hallett Cove Beach, where Lukas suggested I go for a sunset years ago. Finally went there as it's near my temporary work place.

Texture in the rock brought out the hard way in photoshop (instead of the easy way with a flash cause I didn't think about it in advance and take it with me).

anco85
07-24-2012, 06:17 AM
Wow, that's a ridiculously awesome shot DPR

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-24-2012, 06:26 AM
Thanks Anco

D70FAN
07-24-2012, 10:41 AM
Hallett Cove Beach, where Lukas suggested I go for a sunset years ago. Finally went there as it's near my temporary work place.

Texture in the rock brought out the hard way in photoshop (instead of the easy way with a flash cause I didn't think about it in advance and take it with me).

Atsa nice.

XaiLo
07-24-2012, 05:54 PM
That's a rather pretty surreal shot DPR, nice work ;)

Rooz
07-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Hallett Cove Beach, where Lukas suggested I go for a sunset years ago. Finally went there as it's near my temporary work place.

Texture in the rock brought out the hard way in photoshop (instead of the easy way with a flash cause I didn't think about it in advance and take it with me).

Brilliant !

Falconest174
07-24-2012, 07:31 PM
One of several pics I took of a developing thundershower yesterday. Tweaked exposure and color a bit with ACDSee Pro 5. Original was pretty flat.

kgosden
07-25-2012, 04:37 AM
Too bad about the power lines. The cloud colors have a painterly feel like one of those old European scenes with saints and such descending from the skies.

Rooz
07-25-2012, 04:55 AM
85mm@ 1.4

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DiamondSCattleCo
07-25-2012, 09:03 PM
Some great shots everyone. DPR that sunset is one of the best shots I've seen on here in a long time. Stunning.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-28-2012, 12:15 AM
Working in a new part of Adelaide has it's advantages. The daily commute kills me, but the new subjects are welcome.

Sunset over the Onkaparinga River.

About 12 shot as a vertical pano, total file size about the same as 1 shot with the D800 I'm considering. :eek:

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-28-2012, 11:22 PM
The capture of Grievous.

Like Sir Les I'm having fun with a cheap lightbox.

tim11
07-29-2012, 06:17 AM
I hate to post a comment such as "Great shots everyone"; but that only the truth. Every time I log in and check out this thread I see eye popping images.

Falconest174
07-29-2012, 07:39 PM
The is one of several sunset pics I took last Thursday after a severe thunderstorm came through our area. Tornado was reported about 50 miles West of us and Tornado warnings had been posted as the storm moved through. Taken at a local park looking Northwest. Cranes in the distance are from a highway construction project building new bridges across my favorite riverbank shooting area. tweaked with ACDSee Pro 5.

tim11
07-30-2012, 04:09 PM
That's stunning Faconest. HDR?

Falconest174
07-30-2012, 08:47 PM
No HDR just Tone Curves tweaked ACDSee Pro 5.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-31-2012, 04:46 AM
More lightbox action. It's remarkably liberating to simply be able to put something in a box and take a shot without having to turn on the brain, wait for light or even drive anywhere.

D70FAN
08-03-2012, 09:17 PM
More lightbox action. It's remarkably liberating to simply be able to put something in a box and take a shot without having to turn on the brain, wait for light or even drive anywhere.

Light boxes are fun to use, and yours seems to be working well with you. ;)

D70FAN
08-03-2012, 09:19 PM
California Live Oak with a beard... aka Spanish Moss.

59511

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Interesting.

Sir Les
08-03-2012, 11:42 PM
As Dorothy might have said in The Wizard of Oz, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Adelaide anymore."

Lake Louise (Alberta, Canada) on an overcast day. 1/125 at f/5.6, ISO 100.

kgosden
08-04-2012, 04:41 PM
Sir Les you are certainly a bit far from your normal haunts, but I see you are staying on the Queen's soil.

RichNY
08-04-2012, 06:27 PM
Stunning view and image!

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-04-2012, 07:53 PM
Have a great holiday Les

Falconest174
08-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Great Pic Les! Looks like a great place to stay, cool crisp and inviting.:cool:
Here is a shot of one of the Egrets that have shown up this year after an absence of a year. One of a 4 bird family (?) group.

blindeye
08-04-2012, 09:50 PM
Nicely done, Falconest!
-Brandon

Sir Les
08-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Thanks guys. To get that shot I had to climb up a steep path for 1.6km in light rain. The things we do for our hobby!

Canada is amazing in its variety. If you'll pardon the indulgence, here are a few samples.

The sun reflects from the snow on the mountains along the Icefields Highway between Jasper and Lake Louise:
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The icy, foreboding chill of the Athabasca Glacier (it was very cold on the ice!):
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The Victorian splendour and luxury of The Banff Springs Hotel:
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Taking tea on the terrace of the hotel, overlooking the Bow River and the Rockies stretching away into the distance. Superb!
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And to kgosden: we're heading your way next!

Falconest174
08-05-2012, 05:11 AM
Sir Les;
Wonderful pics, wish I was there.:cool: <Green with envy>
Could have used some of the glacial cool here, the last few days. Temps in the 90's F with humidity to match.

tim11
08-05-2012, 06:28 AM
NO WAY I GO THERE! It's too cold.
Nice shots anyway. :)

kgosden
08-05-2012, 09:36 AM
So you are doing the North American grand circle tour? Or are you Aussies just used to flying 1000 miles to the next city in a big circle?

DiamondSCattleCo
08-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Its been a few weeks since I had time to break out the 50, so here's one from today:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7722826806_ac96cc06e3_b.jpg

D70FAN
08-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Yup, the 50 was made for that shot. :cool:

D70FAN
08-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Went out to Spreckles (a very small town at the base of Mount Toro by Salinas). This is the greeter. Sort of the Jolly Green Giant of his time. ;)

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DiamondSCattleCo
08-06-2012, 06:00 PM
The lights all wrong and the shadows are harsh, but I really liked this capture...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7729623596_89bc3e4b1e_b.jpg

D70FAN
08-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Sometimes we don't get to pick the light. Good action shot.

D70FAN
08-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Thanks guys. To get that shot I had to climb up a steep path for 1.6km in light rain. The things we do for our hobby!

Canada is amazing in its variety. If you'll pardon the indulgence, here are a few samples.

And to kgosden: we're heading your way next!

You might want to check the exposure settings down the road. :cool:

Sir Les
08-06-2012, 09:42 PM
You might want to check the exposure settings down the road. :cool:


Sorry, but that one went over my head. Are you referring to the weather or my photos? If the latter, I'm working with a small netboook I use for travelling, and the screen colours and brightness are probably very different to what I use at home. Plus I haven't got Photoshop on the netbook!

Sir Les
08-06-2012, 09:59 PM
So you are doing the North American grand circle tour? Or are you Aussies just used to flying 1000 miles to the next city in a big circle?

Whilst we ARE used to flying thousands of miles to our destination, we're actually only hopping on a train from Vancouver to Seattle on the next leg of our journey. What I meant was we'll be leaving "the Queen's soil" and venturing into a land where the British Royal family (except for Edward, Prince of Wales) haven't been welcome since 1776. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-07-2012, 03:04 AM
Nice action RC shot, the angle of the front wheels and flecks of dirt off the back make it.

anco85
08-07-2012, 06:04 AM
Shooting cars is fun, shooting models is difficult

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s222/scratchy_getz_2007/DSC_7407_1024x681.jpg

kgosden
08-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Anco85,

Looks like it might still be fun. Was the 'smoking' on the sign behind the model intentional?

anco85
08-08-2012, 12:07 AM
Indeed it was Kgosden

Rooz
08-08-2012, 02:02 AM
Went out to Spreckles (a very small town at the base of Mount Toro by Salinas). This is the greeter. Sort of the Jolly Green Giant of his time. ;)

59535

eating farm food gives you giant green balls ?

anco85
08-08-2012, 08:56 AM
Spent a little more time than usual on this one. Think it came out okay

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s222/scratchy_getz_2007/DSC_7439_1024x681.jpg

D70FAN
08-08-2012, 10:09 AM
eating farm food gives you giant green balls ?

Apparently shaped like heads of lettuce. ;)

D70FAN
08-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Sorry, but that one went over my head. Are you referring to the weather or my photos? If the latter, I'm working with a small netboook I use for travelling, and the screen colours and brightness are probably very different to what I use at home. Plus I haven't got Photoshop on the netbook!

Photos...

3 of the 4 shots are a bit overexposed (first shot is nice). You can see this in the camera playback if you review in the (flashing) highlights mode. Nikons have a tendancy toward overexposure by about 1/3 stop. I am always fiddling with exposure and toss a lot of shots right in the camera as the overexposures are typically not recoverable, so I tend to err on the underexposure side where I can recover the underexposed parts later.

Just trying to help get some great shots on your odyssey... yes I am jealous... :)

Have a safe and fun trip.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-09-2012, 03:08 AM
Trying to channel my inner Lukas.

Using an ND8, I still have to pull my finger out and get a grad.

Marino Rocks, Adelaide, SA.

DiamondSCattleCo
08-09-2012, 05:04 AM
Outstanding...

kgosden
08-09-2012, 07:28 AM
Nice shot DPR. You might even want a reverse grad for that scene. Hey, it is just money, unless the wife finds out:-)

D70FAN
08-09-2012, 10:19 AM
Nice shot DPR. You might even want a reverse grad for that scene. Hey, it is just money, unless the wife finds out:-)

They always do. Easier to ask forgiveness than permission (?).

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-10-2012, 10:21 PM
A bit heavy on the processing but hopefully still pleasing.

kgosden
08-10-2012, 11:41 PM
DPR, I think the surfer shot is cracker as you folk say.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-11-2012, 12:22 AM
Thanks mate, aren't you up a bit late?

tim11
08-11-2012, 05:28 AM
DPRoberts,
You think that's heavy on PP? You haven't seen what I have seen yet then.
I love the shot. Should appear on tourism magazine.

Falconest174
08-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Great cover for a surfer mag. :cool:
"At the end of the Day, You Can Say 'The Surf Was Awesome' "

D70FAN
08-11-2012, 11:52 AM
A bit heavy on the processing but hopefully still pleasing.

Looks great. Does not look overprocessed.

D70FAN
08-11-2012, 12:08 PM
Whalers Cove at Point Lobos... summer fog is a constant here. Blue sky and sunshine off in the distance. :rolleyes:

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kgosden
08-11-2012, 03:22 PM
DPR,

Normally a night owl, but being on Alaska time right now helps too.

Falconest174
08-11-2012, 09:22 PM
took this shot of water beading on leaves after a shower yesterday, Yesterday's pic-of-the-day?
Really like the starburst on the left edge of the large bead. Taken with the kit lens (18-105).

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-12-2012, 01:12 AM
Great landscape D70 with that fore mid and background.

D70FAN
08-12-2012, 11:11 AM
Great landscape D70 with that fore mid and background.

Thanks DPR. One of these days I'll hit Point Lobos on a brighter day. On the other hand, it kept setting the exposures fairly easy.

A similar shot looking West (no sunshine on this horizon...)

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D70FAN
08-12-2012, 08:38 PM
took this shot of water beading on leaves after a shower yesterday, Yesterday's pic-of-the-day?
Really like the starburst on the left edge of the large bead. Taken with the kit lens (18-105).

The 18-105 works well in your hands. A very nice shot.

Falconest174
08-15-2012, 06:04 PM
Took this candid portrait Last Saturday at our church picnic. One of a series of 4 taken as she climbed this fountain. Queen of all she surveys.:cool:

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-16-2012, 04:55 AM
Nice composition Falcon, if you don't mind my saying it, if the chance comes up to get a similar shot, a bit more open would have helped as only 1/250th at F8, ISO 400 and 340mm equivalent has cost you a lot of sharpness.

Falconest174
08-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Other shots in the sequence were sharper. I am not exactly sure why this one was a bit soft unless the lens decided at that precise time to 'hunt' for focus. I did have to tweak lighting a bit as her face was quite shadowed. I did like the shot otherwise and her family loves it despite what I see as technical failings.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-17-2012, 08:25 PM
And to be honest that's all that counts.

I believe Joe McNally once said his most famous image wasn't even in focus.

D70FAN
08-18-2012, 06:44 PM
Other shots in the sequence were sharper. I am not exactly sure why this one was a bit soft unless the lens decided at that precise time to 'hunt' for focus. I did have to tweak lighting a bit as her face was quite shadowed. I did like the shot otherwise and her family loves it despite what I see as technical failings.

This is a slice-of-life shot that will live on forever. It will never happen again.

Excellent!

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-20-2012, 06:31 AM
Port Noarlunga, in the blue hour just after sunset

kgosden
08-20-2012, 01:41 PM
DPR,

Nice beach side scene. Great color and you managed to not lose too much of the highlights under the lights.

Falconest174
08-20-2012, 06:41 PM
DPR;
Beautiful beach shot, wish I was there. :(
Check out this biker I saw at the local Micky D's, Straddling his Harley and texting. Talked to him in the store later and found that he had just learned how to do it and liked doing it. The incongruency of the thing intrigued me and I had to take the shot.

D70FAN
08-21-2012, 10:24 AM
You are getting some nice sots with the 70-300 VR on the D7000. If you got his name I'm betting he would like a copy...

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-22-2012, 02:09 AM
I really like that biker shot. Have you considered eliminating the puddle behind his back and possibly subtly blurring the fore and background

stuarts1031
08-22-2012, 12:44 PM
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Taken with my Nikon D300 at Inverwe, Scotland. Nikon zoom lens 18-200mm

Falconest174
08-22-2012, 08:34 PM
This is s close-up of one of several shots I took of this "Writing Spider". After I uploaded them and looked at the shots on screen, I noticed that it had a couple of strands of web in its palps. I cropped very close on one of the shots and got this look at them and came up with this caption:

"Now, how do I tie a square knot?":p

Taken with the "Bugma" 150. First time in a while I got out with it. Good choice, will try to post more shots from this session in the Insect thread.

kgosden
08-22-2012, 09:28 PM
Falconest,

Those Garden Orb Weavers can be pretty darn huge. I saw one on a Starbucks window a few weeks ago about as big as my thumb. They look scary, but apparently their bite is mostly harmless to humans as the venom is fairly weak. Colorful critters for sure.

D70FAN
08-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Taken with my Nikon D300 at Inverwe, Scotland. Nikon zoom lens 18-200mm[/QUOTE]

Good shot, but try to err towards underexposure (-1/3 or so) in direct sunlight. Easier to recover highlights in those leaves.

Sir Les
08-24-2012, 09:04 AM
@stuarts1031: there's definitely a "fuchsia" for you in photography!
@DPR: lovely shots of our local beaches
@Falconest174: Fabulous spider shot - only confirms my theory that insects when seen very close-up are incredibly scary. :)

The shot below is of one of the lovely girls (and boys!) singers and dancers that entertained us in the ship's 600-seat theatre on our recent cruise to Alaska. The troupe put on 3 different shows throughout the week, and the singing, dancing, choreography and costumes were first class. This was from one of the final night's big production numbers, a tribute to the Ziegfeld Follies (for those of you old enough to remember). I was sitting about 25m (~75ft) from the stage, at the back of the stalls. D7000, Nikon 18-200VR, 1/200 @ f/5.3, ISO 900.

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Turo
08-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Already posted it in the photo gallery section, but I might as well throw it up here too.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7775686314_69f2aecbfb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/7775686314/)
Cassidy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/7775686314/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-24-2012, 07:30 PM
The eyes have it Turo.

Les thanks for posting the exif. Great stuff from the 18-200.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-25-2012, 06:48 AM
Copying Sal Cincotta (but without hot chicks)

Falconest174
08-25-2012, 08:44 PM
With autographs, yet. Cool!

fleass12
08-26-2012, 04:29 AM
Copying Sal Cincotta (but without hot chicks)
would have prefered WITH hot chick :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-26-2012, 06:22 AM
Playing with dolls

D70FAN
08-26-2012, 09:41 AM
Ask and ye shall receive.

I fear that you have awakened a sleeping giant DPR... Toy Story IV (?).

D70FAN
08-26-2012, 10:55 PM
Formerly US Highway 1... My home town is down the road a piece. Mt. Toro is to the left.59577

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-27-2012, 03:16 AM
Nice landscape.

I'm not sure about Toy Story 4, this is Ahsoka from Star Wars Clone Wars

D70FAN
08-27-2012, 08:42 AM
Nice landscape.

I'm not sure about Toy Story 4, this is Ahsoka from Star Wars Clone Wars

Thanks. I'm thinking she goes with Buzz Lightyear...

anco85
08-28-2012, 12:21 AM
Turo, that's a great shot!
D70, I like that pano, looks like something out of Fear and Loathing. Minus the copious amounts of drugs

This weekend, I've decided that photographers are mental. Getting up close and personal with poisonous insects or risking life and limb for a singular image, it's worth it though, right?

I braved below freezing temperatures at 4 a.m to capture this shot. Unfortunately my fingers are completely frozen, so I'll just post the sooc shot. Will try get an edited version up tomorrow

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s222/scratchy_getz_2007/DSC_7603_800x532.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-28-2012, 03:25 AM
Very pretty Anco even sooc, worth the pain for sure.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-28-2012, 06:21 AM
New Zealand high country

D70FAN
08-28-2012, 09:56 AM
New Zealand high country

I've always thought that NZ and CA were similar in (reverse hemispere) location, weather, and topography. Fog almost always adds that veil of mystery.

Very nice.

Turo
08-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Nice one, anco! Beautiful image!

Nice landscape, DPR.

D70FAN
08-28-2012, 02:51 PM
Here is a spot that I have wanted to shoot for some time. This bridge has been closed for many years, but is a landmark in this area. This was a blind shot over the security fence.
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D70FAN
08-28-2012, 02:59 PM
[QUOTE=anco85;441963]Turo, that's a great shot!
D70, I like that pano, looks like something out of Fear and Loathing. Minus the copious amounts of drugs

This weekend, I've decided that photographers are mental. Getting up close and personal with poisonous insects or risking life and limb for a singular image, it's worth it though, right?

I braved below freezing temperatures at 4 a.m to capture this shot. Unfortunately my fingers are completely frozen, so I'll just post the sooc shot. Will try get an edited version up tomorrow

Very (very) nice! No need to edit... as this one has your pain in it.
Hah! We laugh at freezing to death, or crossing the burning desert, or stepping out on that precipice... ya gotta get that shot!!!

Yes we are a bit insane. :rolleyes:

DiamondSCattleCo
08-28-2012, 05:13 PM
Here is a spot that I have wanted to shoot for some time. This bridge has been closed for many years, but is a landmark in this area. This was a blind shot over the security fence.

Very nice, especially blind. We've got several old railroad bridges around here that I've been meaning to shoot, but never seem to get around to it.

Rasidel Slika
08-28-2012, 06:17 PM
I believe Joe McNally once said his most famous image wasn't even in focus.
great words

D70FAN
08-28-2012, 08:20 PM
And deeds.

D70FAN
08-31-2012, 08:44 PM
If you have never seen Alfred Palmer and others 4 x 5 Kodachromes... Thanks to Pavel Kosenko for putting these together... enjoy.

Remember these are 1940-1943 (!!!)

http://pavelkosenko.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/4x5-kodachromes/

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-01-2012, 01:42 AM
Interesting link D70.

I know I take too many jetty shots but here's a different jetty. This is Brighton Jetty in Adelaide South Australia, a very commonly photographed place, often appearing as the viewer submitted weather photo used as a backdrop to local tv weather reports.

D70FAN
09-01-2012, 10:21 AM
Interesting link D70.

I know I take too many jetty shots but here's a different jetty. This is Brighton Jetty in Adelaide South Australia, a very commonly photographed place, often appearing as the viewer submitted weather photo used as a backdrop to local tv weather reports.

A great place to go after a night at Outback Jacks...

Nice Shot. The Gulf looks to be a very serene sea area.

I've never been to Adelaide, but looks like a great area for winter vacation.

Sir Les
09-01-2012, 10:29 AM
Lunch break in Gastown, Vancouver, BC -- a quick smoke and a check of the text messages. An unposed, on-the-run street shot.

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Dread Pirate Roberts
09-02-2012, 12:54 AM
My kids...

D70FAN
09-02-2012, 09:53 AM
My kids...

Great looking kids.

tim11
09-02-2012, 03:56 PM
With all the great cameras dad owns... and those kids have their attention on a jar of tomato sauce?

Falconest174
09-03-2012, 04:21 AM
DPR; Great shot of the boys, must have been hungry and looking for something to eat for them to sit long enough for the pic.
Sir Les; Interesting shot. I would have thought it had been taken in London with that sign on the building, "Gaoler's Mews" -AKA Jailers Alley.

Falconest174
09-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Just for a chuckle I thought I would post this shot from a session on Sat.
Caption:
"I just washed my feathers and can't do a thing with them."
:rolleyes:

XaiLo
09-03-2012, 04:17 PM
DPR, Sir Les, Falconest174 very nice guys. :)

K1W1
09-03-2012, 08:45 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7912960008_a65fa298af_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/7912960008/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-04-2012, 03:31 AM
I love your feathers shot and the clever anecdote

tim11
09-04-2012, 03:58 PM
That's one ugly bird, Falconest174.

K1W1. Nice flower shot there. Great details and colours.

D70FAN
09-05-2012, 03:05 PM
Just for a chuckle I thought I would post this shot from a session on Sat.
Caption:
"I just washed my feathers and can't do a thing with them."
:rolleyes:

Or... "You don't like my new punk-doo?" Great shot as always.

Falconest174
09-05-2012, 06:42 PM
D70FAN;
Thanx guy, your caption works as well, I hadn't thought of that route.

D70FAN
09-06-2012, 11:33 AM
A Picture of a Bumble Bee (Pima Air Museum). At one time, the worlds smallest flying aircraft.

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Falconest174
09-06-2012, 02:02 PM
The don't have enuf money to get me in that thing!:eek:

Sir Les
09-07-2012, 12:15 AM
The don't have enuf money to get me in that thing!:eek:

My thoughts exactly. Looks like they had to chop the wings off to get it through the door. Reminds me of one of those cars that convert into a plane (for real!). Fun shot though :)

D70FAN
09-07-2012, 09:41 AM
If you are ever in Tucson, the Pima Air Museum is the place to go. I will return some day with my tripod...

Falconest174
09-07-2012, 01:05 PM
I am kicking myself for not taking my photo vest with me when I went out to eat yesterday. missed some wide angle shots of this After-the-storm sunset. racked the 70-300 all the way down and did get a bunch of shots of the light streaming through the cloud formations. Some spectacular stuff I just was unable to get without the wide-angle lens. :(

Falconest174
09-08-2012, 06:06 PM
This time I did have my wide angle with me and shot nearly a hundred shots of this spectacular post-storm sunset. I did several multi-exposure sweeps and am now looking for a panorama program to stitch them together, any ideas guys? Free is best, of course.

TheWengler
09-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Dang, that's one blazing sunset. Try Hugin

kgosden
09-08-2012, 10:51 PM
Microsoft ICE does a pretty decent job on panoramas and it is free.

Anthony
09-09-2012, 12:43 AM
Hugin is also free and the install is a lot less messy than it used to be. I would probably use Ice but Hugin would be worth trying as well; it has more manual control if you need it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-09-2012, 03:17 AM
I'm looking for the four horsemen of the apocalypse in your shot, serious fiery clouds

Falconest174
09-09-2012, 02:43 PM
DPR;
They would certainly work in the first shot, with the streaming column of light and the opening like a giant mouth. Maybe the heard of cattle and the damned cowboys from "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
Thanks guys for the panorama program suggestions.

tfa8rva
09-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Shot of the Seattle Great Wheel.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/7965881418_8243f36b79_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-10-2012, 03:35 AM
Nice Tfa, I like the 3 leading lines and the deep blue sky.

DiamondSCattleCo
09-10-2012, 05:51 AM
Great shot TFA. All the curving lines do something for me...

tfa8rva
09-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Thanks. I was liking the lines as well. The weather there was gorgeous.

D70FAN
09-10-2012, 01:02 PM
ICE works great, for the price.

Very nice shots all. Wow go away for a weekend and nice photos magically apear.

Anthony
09-10-2012, 01:28 PM
That is a coincidence tfa8rva I was at a wheel in Liverpool last week with the same blue sky:

http://www.rubble.info/donotdelete/wheel.jpg

I love the way you took your photo; the Liverpool wheel was probably in a similar location with buildings around. I could not find a view I liked without buildings ( although I had some good reflections on a conferance center next to it ) and did not think of your perspective. I still need to think of the non obvious views when out and about.

Falconest174
09-10-2012, 05:54 PM
D70FAN; "I" didn't give you permission to go anywhere. See what you miss? WE might take away your membership next time. Yeah, right, just kidding.;)
Was it a vacation trip or a work trip?
Here is one of my Egret shots from tonite, Can't figure if this guy is trying out for the bird chorus or replacing some farmer's rooster. He postured several times like this.

kgosden
09-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Falconest another great egret shot. Are you in a blind? You seem to get a lot closer than I manage with most of our wading birds.

Falconest174
09-10-2012, 07:47 PM
Nope, just walk slow and get lucky. Egrets don't seem to be as spooky as Herons. I can't take 4 steps off the riverwalk pavement before the Herons head for the other side of the river.
BTW I have just uploaded a Pano of the Saturday sunset in the Sunset thread. details in the posting, used Hugin.
Thanx guys, also D/L MS ICE and had my browser hijacked by some games site <GRRR!!>

kgosden
09-10-2012, 10:01 PM
Yup, herons are definitely tougher by a couple of hundred feet. Best I did with a heron was drifting slowly in a kayak. Got to within 40 feet but tough to work the camera steadily.

Did you get ICE straight from Microsoft's site?

tfa8rva
09-11-2012, 08:09 AM
That is a coincidence tfa8rva I was at a wheel in Liverpool last week with the same blue sky:

http://www.rubble.info/donotdelete/wheel.jpg

I love the way you took your photo; the Liverpool wheel was probably in a similar location with buildings around. I could not find a view I liked without buildings ( although I had some good reflections on a conferance center next to it ) and did not think of your perspective. I still need to think of the non obvious views when out and about.

Nice night shot. I got that shot while I was in Seattle on my way to Alaska. Took that one while standing in line to ride it. I also got a few decent ones while on it.

D70FAN
09-11-2012, 10:46 AM
D70FAN; "I" didn't give you permission to go anywhere. See what you miss? WE might take away your membership next time. Yeah, right, just kidding.;)
Was it a vacation trip or a work trip?
Here is one of my Egret shots from tonite, Can't figure if this guy is trying out for the bird chorus or replacing some farmer's rooster. He postured several times like this.

Wow that is and old quote and a great shot of that Egret.

While at Pt. Lobos caught this guy (deep sea fishing?) on a kelp bed (about 40 feet of water under him). Not a great shot but interesting to see the "sea bird" version.

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Sir Les
09-12-2012, 12:01 AM
On top of the world...at Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Alberta. You come off the gondola ride in the circular building and can then stroll along various wooden walkways up to the now abandoned Weather Observatory (i.e. a glorified tiny hut), with views across to the dismantled Cosmic Ray Research Station. But the scenery is spectacular......

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Falconest174
09-12-2012, 01:13 PM
Mind-blowing is more like it! Great shot, spectacular scenery.

D70FAN
09-13-2012, 09:52 AM
Very nice shot, but be mindful of the foreground highlights.

tfa8rva
09-13-2012, 01:11 PM
Somewhere in Glacier Bay, AK.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n31/ecaepon/Alaska/DSC_0804.jpg

Falconest174
09-13-2012, 02:13 PM
IMPRESSIVE!! Have a friend that lives in Fairbanks.

kgosden
09-13-2012, 09:49 PM
tfa8rva,

Nice shot And it seems you had good weather. I was going to guess it was near Margerie Glacier and Grand Pacific since most of the big ships only go there. I popped over to photobucket and saw some of the seal shots on the ice were those from a plane? Did not think you would be able to get into those areas by boat with that much ice.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-15-2012, 03:08 AM
Nice TFA, I like the blues and greens

D70FAN
09-15-2012, 09:37 AM
TFA as with the ferris wheel, a very nice shot... can we get a little info? i.e. camera, lens, settings.

thx.

tfa8rva
09-15-2012, 02:39 PM
Thanks everyone. So that picture was taken in John Hopkins Inlet. You can see John Hopkins Glacier at the far right of the picture. This was taken with a D7000 and a Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5. Settings were App Priority, f/8, 1/2500, iso 200. I stuck the exif below. That was the same camera and lens for the ferris wheel. I bought that lens just for this trip, and so glad I did! The weather was hit and miss. It would rain some.....and then all of a sudden the clouds would break and it would be gorgeous! Overall I can't complain.

kgosden, we were actually on the boat when I took the pictures of the seals. The pics I have on photobucket are only a small portion of what I took. I haven't had time to go through them all.

Equipment Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7000
Camera Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (Macintosh)
Photographer: Jay Coleman
Maximum Lens Aperture: f/3.5
Sensing Method: One-Chip Color Area
Color Filter Array Pattern: 776
Focal Length (35mm Equiv): 15 mm

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Lens Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: Fine Weather
Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
Focal Length: 10.00 mm
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Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Manual
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: None
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Image Generated: 2012:09:04 17:04:47
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Shutter Speed: 1/2500 sec
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Scene Type: Directly Photographed

D70FAN
09-15-2012, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the info. Looks like I will enjoy using the D7000 (arrives Tuesday).

tfa8rva
09-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Yeah, I love mine. It was a nice upgrade from the D80.

Falconest174
09-15-2012, 07:56 PM
One more vote for the D7000! :cool:
now I just need some good glass.

kgosden
09-15-2012, 09:14 PM
tfa8rva,

No date on the photos curious when you were there. I was in Johns Hopkins on the Sea Wolf 8/14. Couldn't quite find a similar point of view in my shots. It was also the one section of our week in Glacier Bay where the light was totally wrong for shooting the glacier there. It was great looking away. The shot of our boat on the Olympus Photo Thread http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?40410-Olympus-Photo-Thread&p=441897#post441897 was taken just past the bend in the inlet. Didn't get to see any seals on the ice from the kayaks.

I know the sorting through photos problem all to well. I am steadily working through mine. Times when we were watching wildlife resulted in a lot of burst mode stuff to pick through. Looks like you had a couple of good flight seeing trips as well.

Rooz
09-16-2012, 12:34 AM
Somewhere in Glacier Bay, AK.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n31/ecaepon/Alaska/DSC_0804.jpg

Wow. This is a stunner.

tfa8rva
09-16-2012, 12:51 AM
tfa8rva,

No date on the photos curious when you were there. I was in Johns Hopkins on the Sea Wolf 8/14. Couldn't quite find a similar point of view in my shots. It was also the one section of our week in Glacier Bay where the light was totally wrong for shooting the glacier there. It was great looking away. The shot of our boat on the Olympus Photo Thread http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?40410-Olympus-Photo-Thread&p=441897#post441897 was taken just past the bend in the inlet. Didn't get to see any seals on the ice from the kayaks.

I know the sorting through photos problem all to well. I am steadily working through mine. Times when we were watching wildlife resulted in a lot of burst mode stuff to pick through. Looks like you had a couple of good flight seeing trips as well.

I was in Alaska from 9/1 to 9/8. That was taken on 9/4. I must have accidentally turned the exif info off on my Lightroom exports. It says I took it at 17:04:47, which is Eastern Std Time......so I guess that's would be 2:04pm Alaska time. The angle of the sun caused the glacier to be somewhat silhouetted when up close.

Yep, did some flight seeing too. Took some video with my D7000 too.

Here's another one I like, but you can see it's silhouetted because the sun is coming from behind the glacier.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n31/ecaepon/Alaska/DSC_0878.jpg

tfa8rva
09-16-2012, 01:07 AM
Wow. This is a stunner.

Thanks. Nice scenery surely makes it a lot easier.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-16-2012, 04:25 AM
Another goodun TFA, I like the inclusion of the tour boat and how the heck did you capture falling ice, very impressive.

kgosden
09-16-2012, 09:30 AM
tfa8rva,

Very nice and a great job catching the calving. We saw the NatGeo/Linblad boat a few times. Could not get in close to the Johns Hopkins in early August as the ice was too thick and moving a lot. The inlet is closed until the end of July for seal pupping. I definitely suffered from late afternoon back lighting challenges. Too difficult to deal with the level of camera control needed for it while in a tandem kayak.

D70FAN
09-16-2012, 11:14 AM
Kudos for capturing a difficult scene.

Falconest174
09-16-2012, 08:34 PM
TFA;
More great Alaska images. You and that D7K are sure getting around.

Falconest174
09-17-2012, 06:40 PM
Just one of several shots today of an Egret fishing in the local river. I have at least 3 of this same bird doing this with it's catch. flips the fish around to line it up for easy swallowing. This guy/gal was not a bit shy and I followed it along the bank for nearly a hundred feet, stepping round various items of detritus along the bank, not always being quiet, snapping hidden twigs and such. I wonder how close I could have gotten if I had had boots to wade into the river with?

tfa8rva
09-17-2012, 08:11 PM
Nice! Is that with the new Tamron you have listed? Oh, and I see you're from upstate NY. My sister lives in Corinth, New York. Pretty area up there.

kgosden
09-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Falconest,

That shot is a winner. Hope you print it BIG.

D70FAN
09-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Definately a framer! The 70-300 is one sharp lens.

Hmmm. Maybe after the new printer.

Falconest174
09-18-2012, 01:18 PM
Thanx for the Kudos. I do like the shot. looks like MPIX will be getting some work soon anyway.
The Tammy is not exactly new anymore, I have had it for a bit over a year, now. I should change my signature to reflect that but I am lazy. i might need to have it serviced, though. Occasionally it seems to show what I call 'ghosting' where the edges of an image seem to double. It did get some mud on it earlier this summer when I slipped and fell into the muddy area of the riverbank and I can hear soft gritty sounds when I move the outer focus ring.. I hate the thought of sending it in as I use it almost daily.

D70FAN
09-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Does the Tammy register as a D G VR lens in exif?

P.S. Yes I am stoked with the performance of the D7000 so far (had it now for about 6 hours).

Falconest174
09-18-2012, 06:00 PM
D7-FAN;
Nope, it just is shown as a 70-300 set at 300 (for this shot). Don't know whether the Tammy outputs more info that the camera doesn't use or if it is just not there.
Here is another shot from yesterday. Cropped to show the crooked neck as the bird looked behind it. Makes me cringe just to look at it.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
09-19-2012, 10:08 AM
Yup that is an OUCH!

Sir Les
09-20-2012, 09:47 AM
Did some more (portable) studio work the other day. Used two studio strobes firing through translucent white umbrellas (to soften the shadows) placed either side of the subject for lighting. Very little pp in this shot -- just some light sharpening and vignetting.

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D70FAN
09-21-2012, 01:24 PM
Atsa nice Les. Looks like the setup worked very well.

Which lens?

D70FAN
09-21-2012, 02:01 PM
After a short learning curve (actually still on-going) one of the recent D7000 shots. I'm liking this camera... alot!

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Dread Pirate Roberts
09-21-2012, 07:26 PM
Les you're rocking the portraits. D70 congrats on the camera and nice image, very minimalist.

Falconest174
09-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Sir Les;
Very nice portrait. Ya don't need a fancy studio to make a great shot. Just a good subject/person.

Sir Les
09-22-2012, 10:28 AM
Thanks guys. The lens used was the trusty old 18-200 VR, handheld. From memory the details were 1/200s, f/4 approx, ISO 100, focal length ~ 135mm.

And now for something completely different. Here's a couple of shots of the Athabasca Falls near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. They're not very high but the power of the water was astonishing, the roar deafening and the spray impressive. I wouldn't give much for your chances if you fell in.

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D70FAN
09-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks DPR. I tend to gravitate toward isolated subjects. Unfortunately did not have the 24-70 f/2.8 with me that day, so the background is a little weird, but the 18-105 seems to be a decent everyday lens. I'll be goofing around with an old 43-86 f/3.5 Ai-S (off the FE) down the road as well. Seems to work fine on the 7000.

Falconest174
09-22-2012, 03:16 PM
Lovely pair of waterfall shots. Impressive DOF and ISO. what were you using f45? :p
Whatever it was those are great shots.

D70FAN
09-22-2012, 05:18 PM
Nice Les! Looks like f/7.1 @18mm on the exif.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Really liking the first one Les.

Sir Les
09-22-2012, 10:59 PM
Actually, they both look more impressive if you download them and view them at full size (1280 x 848). Shooting details are:

#1 -- Program (P) mode, 1/320s, f/7.1, ISO 100, focal length 18mm (27mm full-frame equivalent).

#2 -- Program (P) mode, 1/640s, f/5, ISO 100, focal length 18mm.

Both taken with my D7000 and 18-200 VR, which is a great lens for travelling if you only want to take one lens with you.

Tomcat
09-23-2012, 04:40 PM
I took this last Summer, the sailboat belongs to a friend.
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This was taken with my D80.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-24-2012, 03:50 AM
The Ferry between the North and South Islands of New Zealand

Sir Les
09-24-2012, 07:16 AM
@ Tomcat: very serene sunset shot. Although the D80 does have its limitations by today's high standards, it still handles very well and can take great pictures. I decided to keep mine as a backup body when I bought my D7000. Below is an early morning shot of Queenstown harbour in Tasmania taken with the D80 and 18-200VR in 2009 (1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, f.l.=18mm).

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@DPR: I like the vertical nature of the composition of the shot, heading into threatening skies. It was taking a shot similar to this that I lost my brand new circular polariser overboard whilst leaning far over the rail on the ferry from Melbourne to Davenport, Tasmania. Lesson learned -- always turn the polariser ring anticlockwise (looking from behind the camera). That way you're not tending to unscrew the filter body!

jr_rodriguez
09-24-2012, 05:13 PM
The Ferry between the North and South Islands of New Zealand

I'm anxiously awaiting your posts taken with the new gear!

D70FAN
09-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Boats and water. Most times (as in this case) a winning combo.

tfa8rva
09-24-2012, 10:58 PM
Nice shot Tomcat! Nothing wrong with the D80. I still use mine regularly.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-25-2012, 05:45 AM
I finally found a local bridge to try this

D70FAN
09-25-2012, 09:29 AM
It worked. The blue lighting really makes this shot different. A calm night helps when the shutter is open that long... Handheld? ;)

Sir Les
09-26-2012, 04:35 AM
I finally found a local bridge to try this

Port Adelaide and the Adelaide-Brighton Cement Co. never looked so good! Nice one, DPR!

Sir Les
09-27-2012, 12:26 AM
59677Another photo from Banff, Canada -- you can see the town in the middle left, along both sides of the river. The UV haze was difficult to eliminate, even with a polarizer (I know, I should have used both filters together).

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-27-2012, 03:50 AM
Beaut photo, lovely scene and nicely taken Les. For what it's worth it feels a touch sharp for my tastes.

Sir Les
09-27-2012, 08:45 AM
For what it's worth it feels a touch sharp for my tastes.

That's the trouble with using an ageing 19" desktop monitor with a resolution of only 1280x1024. The photo looks perfectly fine on there, but when I view it on my laptop using a resolution of 1680x1050 I see what you mean -- it does look over-sharpened.

So I ran it through Photoshop this time. I've resized it and fiddled with levels, contrast, etc., but haven't added any sharpening. The colours are different but to my eye the overall result looks better. What do you think?

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kgosden
09-27-2012, 01:01 PM
I agree the second looks a bit more natural. I might have considered a graduated mask to sharpen just the distant mountains a bit to combat the haze.

Falconest174
09-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Hope you don't mind me putting my oar in this, but I prefer the first one.:p
I have a golf Game 'Links' that has that golf course in it. Tough course to play even on a 'puter.

Sir Les
09-27-2012, 09:20 PM
Hope you don't mind me putting my oar in this, but I prefer the first one.:p
I have a golf Game 'Links' that has that golf course in it. Tough course to play even on a 'puter.

Which just goes to show, you can't please all of the people all of the time.......... I think if we could see everyone's monitors all lined up in a row, we'd be amazed at the difference in how they display the same picture. I would think most are not calibrated properly - - I'm pretty sure mine aren't.

Just for you, Falconest, here's a close-up of the golf course shown in the previous photo. It's taken from the same position as the previous one, but this time using the 200mm end of the zoom range instead of the 18mm end. (200mm DX = 300mm FX, of course.) Data: 1/80s, f/5.6, ISO 100. Handheld -- thank goodness for VR! If you look carefully you can make out people putting on one of the greens. The river water is that peculiar shade of milky blue-green due to the 'rock flour' -- ground down rock particles from the glaciers above -- contained within it.

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D70FAN
09-27-2012, 10:43 PM
A nice ask-and-you-shall-receive shot.

I wonder what a round of golf runs on that baby. The courses here in the Monterey Bay (and N. California in general) area can get pretty pricy. i.e. Pebble Beach.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-28-2012, 01:57 AM
I preferred the 2nd less sharpened one but I'd be tempted to overlay the sharpened over the unsharpened and erase back to the unsharpened foreground but sharpened mountains.

The latest photo (which I also like) needs some contrast. Sorry to keep offering suggestions instead of just saying great shot.

K1W1
09-30-2012, 01:57 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fFAges4hVVk/UGgIYm7vr0I/AAAAAAAABNs/-0-5HdV8mnI/s1171/20120930-_RLR4557_HDR.jpg

Falconest174
09-30-2012, 05:18 AM
Ahh, restful monochrome stream. :)
The section nearest to the camera looks like windblown grass. Lovely relaxing shot.

Rooz
09-30-2012, 05:29 AM
That's a pearler. Windows wallpaper anyone ?

D70FAN
09-30-2012, 09:59 AM
Thanks for sharing that one... a definate framer.

K1W1
09-30-2012, 02:38 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8038658768_eaf7bd4e87_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8038658768/)

RichNY
09-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Great image! Is this the area you took me to?


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8038658768_eaf7bd4e87_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8038658768/)

Tomcat
09-30-2012, 05:12 PM
Took this today with the D600 with the 70-300
It lives in my backyard. They show up in the early Fall for a few weeks then disappear.
This one is about 3 inches.
What could be better than this for my first post with the D600.
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DiamondSCattleCo
09-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Les, I prefer the first sharpened one :P And Kiwi, unreal, just unreal...

Haven't been doing much shooting this summer, but I dug it out of the bag today to grab some more RC shots on the course I built for the kids...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8041764167_51592b6a17_b.jpg

Falconest174
09-30-2012, 09:27 PM
Tomcat;
Great shot of a Writing Spider. Looks like a female, the males are much slimmer in the abdomen. They are occasional summer residents, here. I got several nice shots of one 2 years ago.

K1W1
10-01-2012, 12:41 AM
Thanks everybody.


Ahh, restful monochrome stream. :)


Restful? Stream? That's the headwaters of the Yarra River mate and it is not in flood but it's unusually high at the moment. It's actually a 5 shot HDR with two of the tripod legs in the water to get the camera out far enough for a view.


That's a pearler. Windows wallpaper anyone ?

What sort of comment is that? You know the drill. "The photo is crap you need a D600!" "Jeez, wouldn't that photo have been better when taken with an FX camera" That's what I want to hear. :D


Great image! Is this the area you took me to?

Close. We had lunch just behind the far hills on the left edge of the frame. Where I stopped to try to explain Cricket to you was sort of behind the cameras back (about 1 mile I guess).

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-01-2012, 03:58 AM
Wow everybody.

Rooz
10-01-2012, 05:29 AM
Les, I prefer the first sharpened one :P And Kiwi, unreal, just unreal...

Haven't been doing much shooting this summer, but I dug it out of the bag today to grab some more RC shots on the course I built for the kids...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8041764167_51592b6a17_b.jpg

That's awesome. I can't wait to get an RC truck and mount the gopro on it !

DiamondSCattleCo
10-01-2012, 11:27 AM
That's awesome. I can't wait to get an RC truck and mount the gopro on it !

Say goodbye to pretty much _all_ your disposable income. :D I bought one for each of my boys, and ended up getting one for myself too cause they wouldn't share. Made the mistake of buying the entry level Slashes, and have now had to upgrade pretty much every drivetrain component after the cheap stuff broke. I've got more cash tied up in RC parts than I do in my vehicles <laugh>

K1W1
10-01-2012, 03:14 PM
Californian Redwoods Australian style.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8042763147_7fe24961e5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8042763147/)

Tomcat
10-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Here's another one from the D600,
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/My%20Cats/DSC_0028.jpg
With my D80 he is just a black spot with eyes.

jr_rodriguez
10-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Thanks everybody.

What sort of comment is that? You know the drill. "The photo is crap you need a D600!" "Jeez, wouldn't that photo have been better when taken with an FX camera" That's what I want to hear. :D

The photo is crap. You need at a minimum a D600, if not a D800 for the shot to be worth anything. You definitely need an FX camera.
Does that help? LOL

D70FAN
10-01-2012, 07:20 PM
Here's another one from the D600,

With my D80 he is just a black spot with eyes.

That's why I got rid of the D80 about a month after I bought it. Good shot.