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DiamondSCattleCo
01-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Wow, take a few days away to get some work done and see nothing but staggering shots. Great shots all. DPR, wish I had a quarter of the talent that your daughter has.

jr_rodriguez
01-30-2013, 09:19 PM
Kind of embarrassed to post anything after seeing everyone's posts here. Great stuff!
Here's my humble contribution...single shot hdr, handheld f/8 at 1/1250s ISO 100
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DPR: your daughter certainly has talent! Hope she keeps developing her skills & love of photography...shares her images with the rest of us

D70FAN
01-30-2013, 10:39 PM
Definately nothing about that shot that is embarassing. It's definately one for the gallery.

Very nice.

D70FAN
01-31-2013, 12:43 AM
Kind of embarrassed to post anything after seeing everyone's posts here. Great stuff!
Here's my humble contribution...single shot hdr, handheld f/8 at 1/1250s ISO 100


And the camera is?...

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-31-2013, 02:40 AM
Nice image JR, you've smashed those composition rules out of the park. (ie very successful breaking of them and the processing works a treat too)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-31-2013, 02:42 AM
Roo in the rain. (wild roo fwiw)

tim11
01-31-2013, 04:17 AM
Nothing to be embarassed JR.
In fact, I always find faults with my own too.

They are wild roos, Dread? In Sydney, the only roos I can shoot are in the zoo.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-31-2013, 04:58 AM
You need to get out of the city then Tim, this bushwalk is an hour from my home but really only 5 mins drive from the outskirts of the city (of Adelaide).

Or better yet Tim, head down to Balmoral beach and post some shots of the wildlife there :cool:. The view on the foreshore walk in summer makes me miss living in Sydney something shocking.

jr_rodriguez
01-31-2013, 06:38 AM
And the camera is?...

It's a D600 -- finally made the jump to full frame. So far I'm liking it quite a bit, lots of nice little things that make shooting with it enjoyable, at least to me :)


Thanks everyone for the kind words.

D70FAN
01-31-2013, 04:47 PM
Roo in the rain. (wild roo fwiw)

Rooz? Is that yooz?

Another great shot DPR. Did you get him/her to sign a waver?

tim11
01-31-2013, 04:54 PM
When I first read the post this was what I saw "Rooz in the rain"!

Dread,
I went to Melbourne a few times and on the drive towards Adelaide there were lots of wild kangaroos and emus, especially at sun down.
I agree that living in suburban Sydney there's nothing really inspiring that's why I didn't really have anything to post until coming from a short vacation overseas.

tim11
01-31-2013, 05:00 PM
Another rooz in the zooz...
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D70FAN
01-31-2013, 05:27 PM
Another rooz, in the zooz, takin' a snooze. Could it have been too much booze?

Good zoo shot. We have very few rooz in our zooz.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-01-2013, 05:59 AM
Central Market candy store

kgosden
02-01-2013, 10:41 AM
DPR,

Really like that candy store shot.

tim11
02-02-2013, 03:47 AM
Three rock wallabies (cousins of the kangaroos).
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D70FAN
02-02-2013, 12:00 PM
"Watch me wallabies feed mate. Watch me wallabies feed. They're a dangerous breed mate. Watch me wallabies feed..."

All together now...

Those claws do look a little intimidating.

Thanks Tim.

D70FAN
02-02-2013, 01:10 PM
One of the lesser beaches here, Seaside Beach, but some days it is photogenic.

Sorry about the dust spot (D70 software dust-off doesn't always work)... one of the many reasons for buying the D7000 (it's in Nikons hands now).

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Falconest174
02-02-2013, 10:28 PM
D70fan;
Tie me kangaroos down, sport, tie me kangaroos down.
Let the Emus go loose, let the Emus go loose,
they're no further use, moose, so let the Emus go loose.
All together now..............
Sorry 'bout that but reading that triggered old memories. :rolleyes:

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-02-2013, 10:29 PM
Nice looking beach. If you've got a telephoto shot of it I'd be keen to see it with the lens depth compression making it all closer and more immediate?

Tim I like the processing.

D70FAN
02-03-2013, 01:01 AM
Unfortunately it was one of those on-the-fly shots on the way to work (I work about 300 meters from this beach). There was quite a bit to take in, and I wanted to give the shot some depth so took the wider shot. Actually it has been cropped about 15%. Next time the sun shines I'll give it a go and maybe wait until the D7000 comes home. :)

D70FAN
02-03-2013, 01:06 AM
D70fan;
Tie me kangaroos down, sport, tie me kangaroos down.
Let the Emus go loose, let the Emus go loose,
they're no further use, moose, so let the Emus go loose.
All together now..............
Sorry 'bout that but reading that triggered old memories. :rolleyes:

Sorry Falcon, no Emus in the song, I think that was Abos (as in Aborigines). A freind and I sung as a duo (i.e. Monterey Folk Festival 1964) and this was one of our favorites (and the audience too). :cool:


SPOKEN: There's an old Australian stockman lying, dying. He gets himself up
onto one elbow and 'e turns to his mates, who are all gathered around and 'e says:


Watch me wallabies feed, mate
Watch me wallabies feed,
They're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallabies feed
Altogether now!

CHORUS:
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

Keep me cockatoo cool, Curl,
Keep me cockatoo cool
Ah, don't go acting the fool, Curl
Just keep me cockatoo cool
Altogether now!

(CHORUS)

'n' take me koala back, Jack
Take me koala back
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac
So take me koala back
Altogether now!

(CHORUS)

Let me aboriginals go loose, Lew
Let me aboriginals go loose
They're of no further use, Lew
So let me aboriginals go loose
Altogether now!

(CHORUS)

And mind me platypus duck, Bill
Mind me platypus duck
Ah, don't let 'im go running amok, Bill
Just mind me platypus duck
Altogether now!

(CHORUS)

Play your didgeridoo, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Ah, like, keep playin' 'til I shoot thru, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Altogether now!

(CHORUS)

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred
Tan me hide when I'm dead
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde
And that's it hangin' on the shed!!
Altogether now!

(CHORUS)

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-03-2013, 03:59 AM
Wow a bit of Rolf Harris. We're not allowed to abbreviate the term aboriginal anymore due to our politically correct society - unless you want to face social ostracism.

Great song but.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-03-2013, 06:16 AM
Today's bushwalk

D70FAN
02-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Awash in a torrent of grass. Looks like summers here... minus the roo's.

Another for the collection of great shots. I like what you and the 300/300 can do.

D70FAN
02-03-2013, 10:36 AM
Wow a bit of Rolf Harris. We're not allowed to abbreviate the term aboriginal anymore due to our politically correct society - unless you want to face social ostracism.

Great song but.

Makes sense, if Abo was a derogatory label. I have attempted to update the lyrics, while hopefully retaining the flavor of the song...

tim11
02-03-2013, 03:01 PM
It looks like we have a kangaroo day here?
Here's my favourite kangaroo shot. I call it "The Rude Kangaroo".

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/156610_111997625537463_1808746_n.jpg

D70FAN
02-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Yup. Definately funny.

Falconest174
02-03-2013, 08:59 PM
D70fan;
I am surprised that I got as much as I did right. You are right about the 'abos' but I didn't realize that it referred to the Aboriginals.
Didn't mean to offend anyone, just recalling a song I remember from my youthful years.
Also, I thought that it "was watch my Wallabies 'speed' ". Funny how your mind can edit or remember wrong, or just hear wrong.

tim11
02-03-2013, 10:06 PM
I'm surprised that such a song about a man in the outback Australia is known and sang in the USA.

Dread, that shot looks like painting. Nice effect.

Sir Les
02-03-2013, 10:16 PM
As DPR rightly says, the slang term 'abo' (from Aborigine) when used in a disparaging manner -- and usually accompanied by a not very nice adjective -- is now politically incorrect and is regarded as offensive. However, the term 'Aborigine' is still used officially as in the ethnic group 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders'.

Unofficially, and in private, the words 'abo' and the plural 'abos' are still in general currency. I've even heard indigenous people refer to themselves as abos or 'blackfellas', whilst whites are 'whitefellas'.

Aboriginal stockmen were (and still are) highly regarded for their abilities on Australia's vast cattle farms, although they were shamefully exploited by the land owners and lived in virtual servitude until 1968, when they were awarded equal pay. Rolf Harris's classic song was written in 1957, and in those days most white people didn't give much thought to the plight of the Aborigines. The word 'abo' was just that -- a word, shortened from the original in the usual Australian affectionate (and lazy) manner.

Some years after the first publication of the song Harris did substitute the word 'emus' for 'abos'. He has since apologised for including what he now recognises as a racist verse in his song. Only of course in those days, like so many things, it wasn't racist but just a word in common currency.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-03-2013, 10:44 PM
Has anyone ever heard Tim Minchin's account of using the N word in the USA. It seems a few things we each think of as harmless are received pretty poorly in the other country for PC reasons. Don't worry D70 I didn't take offense, but someone somewhere might.

Rolf emigrated to the UK decades ago (if he ever was an aussie) so his songs have more multinational recognition than you'd think.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-04-2013, 12:42 AM
A wild Koala to break up the developing roo theme

tim11
02-04-2013, 03:07 AM
So we are into the koala theme now? :)

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Dread Pirate Roberts
02-04-2013, 03:38 AM
Ha I love that pose Tim, looks like he's just finished his Christmas lunch.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-04-2013, 04:20 AM
Our state premier at a department function thanking the workers - shot on a D80 with kit lens in harsh midday sun on jpg held over my head, pretty astounding IQ considering

D70FAN
02-04-2013, 11:19 AM
I'm surprised that such a song about a man in the outback Australia is known and sang in the USA.

It was super popular in its U.S. release and in the top ten of the "top 40" here. We were still transitioning from the folk era to the British Invasion in 63/64, and this fit into those catagories. Sort of a one man "Australian Invasion". Waltzing Matilda was also a popular folk song here.

Additionally Australia has always been a kindred spirit here, sharing a pioneering history as a former colony, and having similar growing pains. This continues to today with several of our leading actors/actresses being from Australia.

From a personal perspective, We operated with the HMS Perth (a sister ship to the USS Goldsborough) in Vietnam. I was fortunate enough to get down there once for a very short visit in that time period (late 60's). Going back is on my todo list.

D70FAN
02-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Tim and Dread,

Both excellent shots. Tim,that is truely a funny pose. Thanks for the shift in subjects, although the roos in a sea of grass is a great shot.

Note: After several movies (primarily Australia) and documetaries on PBS, I think the US public are aware of the plight of native Austalians. I'm not sure that we knew the word abo had the same negative connotation that the "n" word has here... we do now.

P.S. Doh!

D70FAN
02-06-2013, 06:33 PM
Shift gears. For those who remember Star Trek IV... Here is a recent shot of the Cetacean Institute in "Sausalito". This is actually the Monterey Aquarium on Cannery Row, about 120 miles from Sausalito (just North of San Francisco).

Now corrected for my natural 1.5 degree right tilt...

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-07-2013, 02:05 AM
Very cool, I remember that scene and the movie cracked me up with Chekov in the aircraft carrier Enterprise

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-07-2013, 02:06 AM
Here's one of me taken by my daughter

tim11
02-07-2013, 04:02 AM
The young lady knows what she's doing. Great shot.

D70FAN
02-07-2013, 12:35 PM
A star is born.

P.S. Star Trek IV is still one of my favorites (although I like the latest one alot as well).

D70FAN
02-07-2013, 01:45 PM
The D7K has returned. Repaired Auto-Focus and Focus Mechanism. First shots seem to confirm.

Time will tell. Whatever happens Nikon Service did a superb job on turn-around.

Shot in program mode, normal JPEG, for worse case results. A big improvement over what I was seeing.

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Sir Les
02-07-2013, 09:08 PM
THAT'S better!! More like what I'd expect from a D7k. Happy snapping!

D70FAN
02-07-2013, 09:44 PM
Thanks Les. Also got a new Epson Artisan 1430 up and running (replaces a now defunct Photo 2000). The combo is astounding...

... now the fun begins. Goodbye $$$$$.

D70FAN
02-08-2013, 03:19 PM
Here's one of me taken by my daughter

Wow! You handed over the D800 with the good lens? Very impressive dad.

We know what she wants for Christmas/Birthday.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-08-2013, 09:29 PM
Very astute D70, she did make expensive sounding noises of appreciation.

So it seems I'm taking a family driving holiday to the US in a few months, I'll ask you all for some advice shortly. And hopefully it's not all related to the above comment on her camera gear though I am contemplating a detour to New York for B&H.

Falconest174
02-08-2013, 09:59 PM
DPR;
Glad to hear you will be coming to the US. I have gotten some of my stuff from B&H through their link with Amazon. Remember, we drive on the right side of the road.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
02-09-2013, 11:12 AM
Like Australia. There's a lot of ground to cover. I've covered a lot of it over the years. Of the 2.5 million air miles I've flown in the past 25 years, almost half was domestic. Wish I had carried my camera more.

Note: Costco has a D600 kit with 24-85 and 70-300 VR's for $2400.

tim11
02-09-2013, 07:38 PM
Can't wait to see the shots from the Dreads' vacation.

Here's a shot of Cambodia darkest past (1975-79). Torture instruments from Tuol Sleng (or S-21) prison in Phnom Penh. Of approx. 14,000 inmates there were only 7 survivors.
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tim11
02-09-2013, 07:43 PM
Costco has a D600 kit with 24-85 and 70-300 VR's for $2400.

That's a great deal. The best in Sydney I can find it D600 and 24-85 for $2099 (AUD), but it's grey import.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-09-2013, 09:55 PM
Wow to that torture room Tim I knew Pol Pot killed millions but somehow seeing an image drives it home, thanks for sharing your own vacation.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-09-2013, 10:03 PM
Costco has a D600 kit with 24-85 and 70-300 VR's for $2400.

Hmmm, I wasn't serious about buying her a new camera she's got a great eye but hasn't outgrown her D90 though I will give her my old D300.

I snapped this young male roo on today's bushwalk

D70FAN
02-10-2013, 11:11 AM
That was just an FYI... She certainly does well with the D90 and D300.

Maybe a D600 or, by that time, your "old" D800 for graduation. ;)

tim11
02-10-2013, 03:44 PM
Dread,
S-21 has now become a musuem and thousands of people visit it. Back then, the majority of the accused (or the condemned) were important figures. That mean they were Khmer Rouge soldiers, cadres and members of the communist party themselves. However there were also a few unfortunate Westerners, including a few Aussies, who found themselves in that jail. I found it especially sad to see foreigners in there since they were snatched off the coast while out sailing in international waters.
The jail was a sad place to visit and last October was the first time I visited it despite going back to the country a few times. Worse than the jail was the execution ground which located about 15 km away from the jail. The admosphere in the the execution ground is depressing and oppressing from the first step I walk in. Maybe the negative energy there will linger forever.

I was happy, however, to step on the grave of Pol Pot. It was one of the highlight of the trip.
Back in 1998, when Nate Thayer intereviewed Pol Pot on location it was just a remote forest area. Now I'm surprised to see it becoming a town and a high rised hotel being built just across the road from the grave of Mr. Pot.

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D70FAN
02-10-2013, 05:22 PM
I'm sure that many have done more than walk on his grave, since under his "leadership" nearly 25% of the population died. On my first trip to Thailand his KR were a constant threat in the lower Mekong River area, and there were a lot of "excursions" by both Thai and US specialists to thwart those efforts.

I assume that is you in the photo. Very cool.

Falconest174
02-10-2013, 09:50 PM
The Horrors of recent history brought to view. First time I have seen any photos of this place. Thanks Tim.

tim11
02-10-2013, 09:53 PM
D70Fan,
Yes that's me standing near the sign. 25% is a very conservative estimate. No one knew the figure for sure.
True, a lot of people want to dig up the cremation spot to defile the ash but at the same time there are many locals who put up incense sticks to pray for his spirit. You can see that in the top picture. They believe he becomes some sort of land deity there to ensure the wellbeing of the people. It's stupid since he was the one to ban all such beliefs and religions. The site of cremation is located at the Khmer Rouge last stronghold before they gave up to the government so I can assume there's no lack of his supporters there.

Dread,
Thats' a huge red there. Nice shot. You have a D90, D300, D800 and I guess you don't need a D600 soon huh?

tim11
02-10-2013, 09:57 PM
The Horrors of recent history brought to view. First time I have seen any photos of this place. Thanks Tim.

Horror indeed of the great proportion which is why I mainly keep the photos to myself, especially the worst ones. I was tempted to post a series in a thread but decide against it.

D70FAN
02-11-2013, 12:23 AM
On a lighter vein... Tried to shoot the sunset from the dunes. Not a great sunset so this one was just for fun.
In fact the whole series was a bust (and it was getting a tad cold). I need a new place for sunsets...

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Monterey Peninsula (Pacific Grove) sunset.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-11-2013, 04:53 AM
Dread,
Thats' a huge red there. Nice shot.

You don't know the half of it, after this shot he lifted his left leg and flashed us ... lets just say his gear stood out like dogs xxlls. I think my daughter is still blushing:rolleyes:

K1W1
02-11-2013, 04:55 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8463427551_6b6cd3849c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8463427551/)

kgosden
02-11-2013, 07:48 AM
Great sky K1W1

D70FAN
02-11-2013, 11:15 AM
A definate WOW from me as well K1W1. How about some Exif info. We always like to see and learn.

DPR... Sort of like the chimpanzees. You can get some rude life lessons from those guys. :eek:

K1W1
02-11-2013, 01:47 PM
It's a three shot HDR -1,0,+1 with the camera balanced on a wobbly fence post.
The exif is on the Flickr link if you follow it.

K1W1
02-11-2013, 01:56 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8463424195_599313449b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8463424195/)

D70FAN
02-11-2013, 02:49 PM
It's a three shot HDR -1,0,+1 with the camera balanced on a wobbly fence post.
The exif is on the Flickr link if you follow it.

Many thanks. HDR makes sense. Definately a good one. Most of my limited library is on Smugmug, so I don't frequent Flickr, but now gives me a reason to go there from time-to-time.

tim11
02-11-2013, 08:00 PM
D70Fan: What's with the colours of that sunse? Has it been enhanced?

K1W1: Your bike is back to front. :)

Here's the portrait of Ms. Hen. I hope it hasn't been posted before.
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D70FAN
02-12-2013, 10:52 AM
D70Fan: What's with the colours of that sunset? Has it been enhanced?

Well... yes. I spent some time shooting the sunset the other night, and while the shoot truned out ok, the sunset itself was pretty plain-Jane. i.e. big red ball decending over the horizon...blah-blah-blah. By accident, I asked NX2 to auto correct the light, and voila! blue and gold. A little surreal, but interesting (more so than the actual sunset). And it actually made a nice 8x10.

That is an excellent shot of Ms. Hen. The 70-300 works very well in your hands.

D70FAN
02-12-2013, 01:55 PM
K1W1 - Nice ride. Yours?

D70FAN
02-12-2013, 01:57 PM
One more from the sunset collection... promise.

I'm realizing that I should have tried an HDR shot. Unfortunately the tripod was in the car.

Speaking of HDR... Using a trial version of Photomatix. What say you HDR shooters? Anything out there better (less expensive)?

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Anthony
02-12-2013, 02:52 PM
I use sns-hdr (http://www.sns-hdr.com/)free version but it is command line; there is a pro version as well. It depends what you want to do with HDR.

I put some notes and details of a batch file on this thread (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?49184-HDR-software&highlight=sns-hdr).

K1W1
02-12-2013, 04:15 PM
I'm realizing that I should have tried an HDR shot. Unfortunately the tripod was in the car.

If it's a three shot HDR having the camera in high speed burst works well enough or me. No tripod required most of the time.

I have never liked Photomatix I use Nik HDR Efex pro but it's not free.

K1W1
02-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Lets stick with the hand held HDRs for a bit. I was bored waiting for the people on motorcycles to arrive.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/8467727128_b3ca937ccb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93125368@N06/8467727128/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-13-2013, 03:54 AM
I do like that last one K1W1

D70FAN
02-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Thanks for the info Anthony, but when I take a ton of photos on a shoot (even though only a few may be HDR) switching to a line edited methodology breaks the workflow... and I am relatively slow, sometimes spending more time goofing around in pp than I should.

K1W1 thanks for the tip on Nik (didn't Nikon aquire them?). I don't mind paying for good software. I'll give it a try. With the onset of hand tremors, it is rare now to have steady enough hands to shoot a 3 frame series, not violent shake but enough to be agrivating, so the Manfroto and VR are my new best friends.

Anthony
02-13-2013, 08:36 AM
I have a batch script setup and I just drag and drop my 3 photos over the batch file icon - I always use the same settings and so never modify the batch script.

I tend to process the HDR photos before loading all the photos into Lightroom these days.

kgosden
02-13-2013, 10:16 AM
Actually Google acquired Nik, but mostly for Snapseed

K1W1
02-13-2013, 02:15 PM
K1W1 thanks for the tip on Nik (didn't Nikon aquire them?).

Nikon took a minority share holding when they used Nik to develop Capture NX


Actually Google acquired Nik, but mostly for Snapseed

Correct. About 6 months or so ago.

D70FAN
02-13-2013, 04:42 PM
I have a batch script setup and I just drag and drop my 3 photos over the batch file icon - I always use the same settings and so never modify the batch script.

I tend to process the HDR photos before loading all the photos into Lightroom these days.

Thanks. I might just give it a try.

D70FAN
02-13-2013, 05:08 PM
Tried sns-hdr, but would not load correctly, even with virus software disabled. Guess XP-PRO (32bit) is too old. Other software runs fine.

tim11
02-13-2013, 06:25 PM
I tried HDR once and sucked badly. Never attempt again. :D

tim11
02-13-2013, 06:26 PM
A post card from the ancient Angkor City.
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D70FAN
02-13-2013, 07:15 PM
K1W1 and Anthony: First thanks for all the inputs. Saved me a lot of time.:)

For as much as Photomatix Pro 4.2.6 may not be the best HDR software, it seems to have its good points.

1. Stand alone software. i.e. it's not a CS plug-in. I like the flow in NX2. Would be great if Nikon would add HDR.
2. Runs on XP Pro.

I've only run one set of images, where I neglected to turn off VR shooting on a tripod, so a little off, but still surprisingly good. I'll have another go at it tomorrow. Definately expands the known universe.

K1W1
02-13-2013, 08:04 PM
Seeing as we still seem to be stuck on HDR.
This is a seven shot sunrise (-3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2,+3) attempt from early 2012

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/7071951449_15e778c402_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/7071951449/)

kgosden
02-13-2013, 10:39 PM
Very natural looking HDR sunrise in exposure, but I think it seems a little too normal daylight color temp to feel right.

K1W1
02-14-2013, 12:16 AM
I wasn't really sunrise it was about 7am and probably a good 30-40 minutes after real sunrise but just at the time when the sun was coming over those trees.

D70FAN
02-14-2013, 12:18 AM
Agreed. But definately shows the relative value of HDR. I'm not a big fan of over the top HDR processing but looks pretty good to me. Without the ghost, maybe a little better. Printed I'm not sure the color temp would be a big issue.

The new printer is showing me alternate ways to look at images and color profiling.

Thanks for the shot K1W1.

Anthony
02-14-2013, 12:57 AM
I do not like over the top HDR either D70FAN.
This is a photo from last year with the 3 original photos ( loses some of the effect when reduced to a jpg at this size ):
http://www.rubble.info/photographybb/HDR/_MG_6713-HDR.jpg http://www.rubble.info/photographybb/HDR/_MG_6711.jpghttp://www.rubble.info/photographybb/HDR/_MG_6712.jpghttp://www.rubble.info/photographybb/HDR/_MG_6713.jpg

My camera only takes three photos by default; I did try taking six by moving the exposures over after the first three but in that case there was not much difference to just using three exposures. I also tend to go -2/3rd 0 +2/3rd and adjusting the 0 position.

D70FAN
02-14-2013, 11:29 AM
In your example, it seems that your sequence is -1, -2, -3 EV (according to the exif) and that the fourth shot is the HDR. What's interesting is that when posted here shot four looks like an overexposure, but when I cut-and-paste to the desktop it looks correct (and definately print material)... Additionally, the exif also shows a camera error as Nikon never made an EOS500D model, so maybe my photo previewer needs calibration... (jk ;)).

Anthony
02-14-2013, 12:06 PM
Additionally, the exif also shows a camera error as Nikon never made an EOS500D model, so maybe my photo previewer needs calibration... Perhaps its a problem with your PC ;)

Looks ike you caught me out - I should have said I usualy never go more than +- 2/3rd!
As I say I move the middle point when I think it needs to be so it is not always -1 0 +1 but as in this case -3 -2 -1

That sculpture is one of my favorite subjects for sunset/HDR; but there are only a few days a year the sunset is in the right place. Last year was quite bad as most days there was a thick band of cloud accross the horizon.


definately print material
Thank you.

D70FAN
02-14-2013, 12:35 PM
Same with summers here. Most summer days are cool and foggy. Go a few miles inland and it's 32C and sunshine, but the grapes and cypress trees seem to like it.

You're right! Now that I have recalibrated my system the exif reads D3200... :rolleyes:

D70FAN
02-16-2013, 07:16 PM
Headed over to Old Fishermans Wharf (yes there is a new one too) to catch up on my shootin'. Many blown HDR's but finally figured it out today. None of the following are HDR (just in case you think I'm really worse than I am).

This shot is a "Lion Pile" (or where's Waldo) on one of the floating piers. I especially like the guy on the bottom right "Lion Diving". Weird angle shot as I had to squeeze between the railing and fish cleaning tubs. Yes it did smell BAD.

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D70FAN
02-16-2013, 07:21 PM
On a more pleasant note, there are some great fresh seafood joints (many have been here several generations). This is one of them (love the chowder in a sourdough french bread bowl).

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D70FAN
02-16-2013, 07:25 PM
And if you're hankerin' for something sweet...

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Dread Pirate Roberts
02-16-2013, 07:56 PM
Now we're off the HDR bandwagon here's something exactly the opposite, very small dynamic range and pastel. A happy snap taken while walking on the beach yesterday.

tim11
02-17-2013, 03:18 AM
No more HDR? Good. Now I can come back post some more. :D

kgosden
02-17-2013, 10:11 AM
D70,

I like the sea lions, but I would crop it so that it is 100% sea lions. It would give it a more abstract look.

D70FAN
02-17-2013, 10:21 AM
Good suggestion Ken. Will re-post with that change.

Since we have a large contingent from the Island Continent... The new Chevy SS will be assembled in Elizabeth by Holden. 6.2l, 415HP go-go mobile.

Not My Picture.

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D70FAN
02-17-2013, 10:24 AM
Now we're off the HDR bandwagon here's something exactly the opposite, very small dynamic range and pastel. A happy snap taken while walking on the beach yesterday.

You be a lucky dude. Treasure it. It goes by really fast.

D70FAN
02-17-2013, 10:35 AM
D70,

I like the sea lions, but I would crop it so that it is 100% sea lions. It would give it a more abstract look.

Done. Not really sure it's better... but still fun, and different.

Falconest174
02-17-2013, 12:53 PM
Chevy SS is the new pace car for the Daytona 500 this year. Nice car, although I like Mustangs, myself.

tim11
02-17-2013, 03:30 PM
Two shots from the old homeland.
Bunteay Kdey Temple, Cambodia
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D70FAN
02-18-2013, 12:06 PM
As always Tim, well thought out shots. Using the walls as a frame works well.

D70FAN
02-18-2013, 12:10 PM
A picture of the "Working Wharf". This is where the fishing trip and whale watching boats are normally moored.

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tim11
02-19-2013, 02:13 AM
Thanks D70Fan. I couldn't help looking at the entrances, maybe subconsciously trying to see through to the past.

As for the 'working wharf', I think it works even better if you boost the colours and up the contrast a bit more.

K1W1
02-19-2013, 04:05 AM
At The Horn. Mt Buffalo

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8487850263_0eb3662c99_b.jpg

D70FAN
02-19-2013, 12:04 PM
Thanks D70Fan. I couldn't help looking at the entrances, maybe subconsciously trying to see through to the past.

As for the 'working wharf', I think it works even better if you boost the colours and up the contrast a bit more.

LOL Tim, Yeah thats actually kind of funny as I shot this in HDR (handheld) and thought it needed a little less contrast to keep it looking less HDR-ish. Viewed in NX2 and printed on Premium Pearl at 8x10 it looks much better.

Sorry for the HDR guys, but with the D7000 back, there are some shots that just need the xtra DR. This hand-held (using a walkway rail) is only my third try and still a little blurry. Must remember to carry the monopod/tripod. :rolleyes:

K1W1
02-19-2013, 01:51 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8488942596_f62a1b9cb5_b.jpg

tim11
02-19-2013, 05:25 PM
I love those mountain views K1W1. The inclusion of the roof adds effect to the composition.
Is the bush fire in Vic near where you are?

D70FAN
02-19-2013, 06:37 PM
K1W1... Nice shots. I'm a fan of including dead trees in an image. They always seem to be saying "I may be dead, but I'm still relevant".

Add a little Spanish Moss to keep warm and...

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D70FAN
02-19-2013, 06:47 PM
Another favorite taken a while back with the D70.

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kgosden
02-19-2013, 07:08 PM
K1W1,

Those mountains remind me of the Blue Ridge here in the southern USA.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-20-2013, 03:26 AM
K1W1 that 1st one at Mt Horn is a cracker. Great framing of a scene

K1W1
02-20-2013, 02:17 PM
Powers lookout near Whitfield

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8492009760_63ae4b41b0_b.jpg

D70FAN
02-20-2013, 04:14 PM
Maybe crop out/correct the vignetting on the Powers Lookout shot. Nice arrangement.

May we see the color version?

tim11
02-20-2013, 04:24 PM
Great shots D70Fan. Are they HDR?

K1W1. Those are stunning shots from the top of the mountai.

Here's one tree shot that says I MAYBE DEAD BUT I'M STILL RELEVANT. From Preah Khan Temple, Cambodia.

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D70FAN
02-20-2013, 04:37 PM
Nope. Both are single exposure.

Thanks for the compliment.

Trees grow in the darndest places. Example: The tree in your shot is in a pretty weird spot.

K1W1
02-20-2013, 05:46 PM
Maybe crop out/correct the vignetting on the Powers Lookout shot. Nice arrangement.

May we see the color version?

I added the vignetting. I wanted an old style b&w type shot. I don't have a colour version on line at this stage.

kgosden
02-20-2013, 09:33 PM
Tim,

It is amazing that the ruins survive in the area with the growth. Somedays my head feels like that at work, maybe crop in close on the roots and call it "temple gets a migrain".

D70FAN
02-21-2013, 09:59 AM
I added the vignetting. I wanted an old style b&w type shot. I don't have a colour version on line at this stage.

Ah, that splains it...

tim11
02-21-2013, 04:23 PM
Trees are amazing. They grow where it seems impossible to grow. They can grow anywhere except where you want to plant them.

It is said that those trees first came with a bird's droppings. They grew and wedged their roots into the pores and cracks of the temple. They became parts of the temple itself and strengthened the structure for only as long as they are alive. But they died they took the temples with them. Many of those temple are under restoration projects.

D70FAN
02-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Probably how these "Canyon Survivors" were planted as well.

Growing in the crook of the rock outcrop, is what I think is about a 60+ foot cedar.

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And this guy is just amazing. Talk about a lone pine.

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tim11
02-22-2013, 03:17 AM
Love the first one.

Rooz
02-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Probably how these "Canyon Survivors" were planted as well.

Growing in the crook of the rock outcrop, is what I think is about a 60+ foot cedar.



And this guy is just amazing. Talk about a lone pine.


absolutely gorgeous. and speaking of...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8496649553_5e45d718a9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/8496649553/)
My 2 Hotties (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/8496649553/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

tim11
02-22-2013, 04:35 AM
Hey wait! I'm not done with the subject of tree yet...

Tree destructions... At Ta Prom Temple.
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D70FAN
02-22-2013, 10:17 AM
I'm sorry Tim, I like the tree pics, but Rooz trumped you this time...

Nice camera Rooz. ;)

D70FAN
02-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Shifting gears to a different place...

Two icons in a single frame. November in Paris can be a little dreary, but still a great city.

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tim11
02-22-2013, 02:55 PM
I'm sorry Tim, I like the tree pics, but Rooz trumped you this time...

Nice camera Rooz. ;)

Oh well... it's about time he wins once. :D

K1W1
02-23-2013, 02:39 AM
Trees'

Nah. Give me a bit of macro shooting any time.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3505/5823158545_4edd44baf9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/5823158545/)

Rooz
02-23-2013, 03:42 AM
thats great how you have to scroll down to see the whole picture. adds another dimension to the pic. brilliant.

tim11
02-23-2013, 04:11 AM
Wow K1W1. That's the first time I'm glad to see such a large image. Great idea.

tim11
02-23-2013, 04:13 AM
Okay. No tree from me; for now at any rate.

Now, let me present 'THE WALL' from Buteay Srey Temple (The Citadel of Women), from the 10th century, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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D70FAN
02-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Guess it's time for a 27" monitor. Nice detail Tim.

K1W1... 6018 pixels? Also the lower half is a little dark on my (normally bright) monitor.

So how did the macros turn out?

K1W1
02-23-2013, 05:02 PM
It was a quick 5 or 6 shot vertical hand held pano of my neighbour taking a macro shot one day when we went for a walk in the local forest. I thought that it put our (human) concept of macro into perspective. I'm going to loose any sleep over the processing it's not worth it.

Falconest174
02-23-2013, 07:57 PM
K1W1, nice shot, scrolling down gives a great sense of scale.

tim11
02-23-2013, 09:40 PM
I saw that shot somewhere before but only in small size, thus doesn't have the same effect as this one. K1W1 always comes up with different ideas.

K1W1
02-24-2013, 12:59 AM
I saw that shot somewhere before but only in small size,

Probably the other forum. Minty was walking with us as well that day.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Building the future

D70FAN
02-24-2013, 01:25 PM
I'm impressed. 1/6 sec. No visible blur. You are the rock.

D70FAN
02-24-2013, 01:33 PM
A shot of the "old swimmin' hole". Actually it's where I learned to spear-fish.

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K1W1
02-24-2013, 05:12 PM
Building the future

That is great.
Have you ever thought about doing stock photography for work site related subjects?

D70FAN
02-25-2013, 04:16 PM
What? No buzz on the D7100? I tried.

Sort of like the D300s or D5200.

I would think that action shooters might be interested in the 1.3x (additional) crop at 7fps. Makes that 70-200 f/2.8 into a double threat 105-300 and a 140-400, with nearly the entire frame (15MP) covered by focus points.

D800E fans... No anti-aliasing filter... really, none.

No? Going once, going twice... Wow tough audience. :)

jr_rodriguez
02-25-2013, 07:57 PM
What? No buzz on the D7100? I tried.

Sort of like the D300s or D5200.

I would think that action shooters might be interested in the 1.3x (additional) crop at 7fps. Makes that 70-200 f/2.8 into a double threat 105-300 and a 140-400, with nearly the entire frame (15MP) covered by focus points.

D800E fans... No anti-aliasing filter... really, none.

No? Going once, going twice... Wow tough audience. :)

It sounds pretty interesting, and I would be seriously looking at it had I not just bought the D600.
The additional crop will be an interesting one to watch how it performs in the real world.

K1W1
02-25-2013, 11:29 PM
I'm waiting for the D400 in late March or April thanks.
7 fps is to slow for sports and the 1.3x crop whist still making 15 mp images is going to be very hard to frame in action sports with inside an already small DX viewfinder when Nikon have not blacked out the surrounds but have just drawn a line. I can see heaps of missing heads and hands while people are learning to use it.

All said it's a camera, it's got some new features but nothing that is really ground breaking these days.

BTW: I'm actually more interested in the fixed lens APS-C rangefinder style camera that is due in a couple of weeks.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-26-2013, 04:30 AM
I'm not sure about stock, I've not really heard anyone making a fortune from it.

In the case of this image, the model is the design manager of my prime contractor ($291M contract), if they want an image they'll buy it. The biggest hurdle would be ensuring there's no perceived conflict of interest with my day job.

I'm the rock my backside, I used a tripod. :p

tim11
02-26-2013, 05:10 AM
The only money is photography is in wedding, nowadays.

Rooz
02-26-2013, 05:23 AM
What? No buzz on the D7100? I tried.

Sort of like the D300s or D5200.

I would think that action shooters might be interested in the 1.3x (additional) crop at 7fps. Makes that 70-200 f/2.8 into a double threat 105-300 and a 140-400, with nearly the entire frame (15MP) covered by focus points.

D800E fans... No anti-aliasing filter... really, none.

No? Going once, going twice... Wow tough audience. :)

The d7100 is the best apsc dslr ever made. Simple as that.
The d400 is going to be a bloody monster if its a step above.

D70FAN
02-26-2013, 09:58 AM
I'm not sure about stock, I've not really heard anyone making a fortune from it.

I'm the rock my backside, I used a tripod. :p

I know of a couple of people making a living at it. A fortune no... a living, yes.

Another future myth destroyed.

Falconest174
02-26-2013, 09:04 PM
For me the 7100 looks like a good buy. Sorry to disagree with those more expert than me but I find 6-7fps plenty fast enough for sports. I have gotten a number of nice shots even with my D3000 at 5fps. It just takes timing and knowing the action points of the sport you are covering. Frankly just burning the chip full hoping to get a shot seems a bit lazy to me. IMHO.

K1W1
02-27-2013, 12:14 AM
I used to get good shots with 3fps on my D50 but there is a heck of a lot of difference between what you capture at 7fps and what you get at 9 fps. As far as burning the chip is concerned that's rubbish. You only use 2 or 3 shot bursts (i.e. 1/3 of one second from the first to the last shot). If you do more than that you should buy a video camera.
Just to give you and idea this is 1/3 sec between the first and last shot. See how much action happens. At 7 fps the second shot would be closer in position to the last one in the series.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7214/7187250176_ea0a57113d_c.jpg

tim11
02-27-2013, 02:52 AM
There is a diff. With more burst rate you can have lots more to delete. :)

tim11
02-27-2013, 02:54 AM
At Angkor Wat. Here's the pit where Angelina Jolie was filmed in Tomb Raider.
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Dread Pirate Roberts
02-27-2013, 04:23 AM
Sorry but it looked better with her in it, mmmm silicon.

Rooz
02-27-2013, 05:09 AM
lol,damn straight.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-27-2013, 05:36 AM
Peek-a-boo, I'm a wild roo. Taken on last weekends bushwalk with my daughter.

Interesting the different perspective of my lens choice. I normally walk with the 300mm on the D300, this was the 105mm on the D800. I like the extra context it gave me.

D70FAN
02-27-2013, 10:31 AM
Gives me a reason to watch Tomb Raider again. Oh, and the location too.

D70FAN
02-27-2013, 10:38 AM
A stormy day in Shinjuku town.

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RichNY
02-27-2013, 10:34 PM
I haven't been following the D400 rumors. What is it supposed to offer?


The d7100 is the best apsc dslr ever made. Simple as that.
The d400 is going to be a bloody monster if its a step above.

K1W1
02-28-2013, 02:22 AM
I haven't been following the D400 rumors. What is it supposed to offer?

Nobody knows but the assumption is that it will basically be a DX sensor of around 24 MP or maybe larger in a D600 sized body much the same as the D300 was to the D700. You would also hope that it has less emphasis on video and more on control for photographers.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-28-2013, 03:02 AM
I've got an off topic question, what car would you hire for a 5 week driving holiday of the USA, I had in mind a larger SUV similar to an Australian Toyota Land Cruiser. I figure the USA has a tendency for larger cars.

tim11
02-28-2013, 04:05 AM
Sorry but it looked better with her in it, mmmm silicon.

Take away the silicon... now there's nothing left in that pit.
Now, now... I can't give you silicon lady, but how about stone instead? :D

Aspara statue of Angkor Wat.
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tim11
02-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Nobody knows but the assumption is that it will basically be a DX sensor of around 24 MP or maybe larger in a D600 sized body much the same as the D300 was to the D700. You would also hope that it has less emphasis on video and more on control for photographers.

The photolab I use is having trouble with my D90 12.1 MP. Just wait till I send them 24MP files. LOL

D70FAN
02-28-2013, 09:08 PM
I've got an off topic question, what car would you hire for a 5 week driving holiday of the USA, I had in mind a larger SUV similar to an Australian Toyota Land Cruiser. I figure the USA has a tendency for larger cars.

True, to a point, although the trend continues toward smaller cars in general large SUV's are still prevalent. Most car rental places feature the likes of Chevy Suburban or GMC Yukon. Fuel prices vary greatly from state-to-state with California typically being about $.50 per gallon more (currently ~ $1.09 per liter. $4.25/gal.).

Don't know if you've ever been here. Any base plans yet? East Coast To West? Or vice-verse?

I've covered a large chunk of this country, flying and driving. It's as varied, as you would expect. Tough to cover in 5 weeks, so just pick some highlights and have a go at it. From New York City to the great Sequoias in CA. The Grand Canyon, Bryce, Death Valley. For the adults... Vegas (2 days max.). I could spend 4 days in Washington DC alone. Not sure how it would compare to Canberra...

It's a great country to visit, and for the most part, live in. I love traveling here... Still a few states to visit (seven I have not been to).

Just watch the movie "Vacation" before you go. ;)

Sir Les
02-28-2013, 10:05 PM
I've got an off topic question, what car would you hire for a 5 week driving holiday of the USA, I had in mind a larger SUV similar to an Australian Toyota Land Cruiser. I figure the USA has a tendency for larger cars.

Handy hint: Get a quote from Alamo Rent A Car. I found them to be much cheaper than Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, etc. on a recent trip to Washington state. Brand new car, good customer service, no complaints from me.

blindeye
02-28-2013, 11:35 PM
I've got an off topic question, what car would you hire for a 5 week driving holiday of the USA, I had in mind a larger SUV similar to an Australian Toyota Land Cruiser. I figure the USA has a tendency for larger cars.

I'm addressing the photo instead of the car...

Nice mantis! One of the most difficult insects to photograph, IMO. It's very difficult to get all of the interesting bits in the same shot. I like your DOF and the natural light.
-Brandon

K1W1
03-01-2013, 01:35 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7117676179_9cfaf295ba_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-01-2013, 03:48 AM
Thanks all for the comments and unfortunately I had a rush of blood to the head and made the bookings today - without the benefit of your advice, sorry. That petrol price looks great, which is fortunate as I booked a gas guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee L somthing-er-other.

I'm going from west (LAX) to east (JFK) but haven't properly marked it out on the map yet. Later on I'll start a thread with my preliminary ideas and you can all tell me what a nutter I'm being.

blindeye
03-01-2013, 06:53 AM
^^ I like that one even more. The lighting is even more subtle, and I like the leaf in the background.

I hope you have an awesome US vacation. It's ironic, but most people I know who live here will go
through life seeing less of this country than people who live elsewhere and visit or vacation here. I
have only been to 11 states. There is definitely a lot to see and do here.

-Brandon

kgosden
03-01-2013, 07:48 AM
DPR,

Over here in the US we forget most countries think our gas is cheap (unless you live in an OPEC producer nation). Lots to see in 5 weeks one way west to east. There are certainly a few of us here that would have lots of photo or just plain sight seeing suggestions. I have been to all the states, most for more than a week each. Even done several grand loops coast to coast in a car over the years. If you are looking for photo guidance there are a fair number of books on the big parks and other iconic locations. If you really want to have a bit of adventure you might consider picking up a couple of tents and light bags to do a bit of car camping in the parks. Probably only run you $700 to get some stuff that will work for 1-2 days a week. Cheap enough if it replaces $200 in hotel costs each use.

D70FAN
03-01-2013, 11:15 AM
I suppose that it depends on the goal of the vacation. Since you are planning to start in LA... Maybe a day in Disneyland and/or Universal Studios, to start. LA is pretty hectic (especially the freeway system), so (IMHO) leaving LA after those venues is a good idea.

After that either head North on 101 then to the Coast Hwy 1 at San Louis Obispo to San Francisco (via Big Sur and Monterey). Once in the SF Bay Area you can head east to Yosemite and Sequoia. If The Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon are on the agenda, then east on Hwy 120 to Hwy 395 South (Mono Lake is another excellent stop) to Hwy 58 East, then either to I15 or I40 all of those parks are within 90 miles of each other (as the crow flies). Beware that I15 takes you through Sin City (Las Vegas) ;) then to Zion (Hwy9 & 89), Bryce Canyon, and then South to The Grand Canyon.

Once off the main interstates the roads get pretty curvy. Highway 89 is a spectacular drive all by itself, but would take a few days from Bryce to Phoenix. Once in GC you can hop over to I40 at Williams and head East. I40 takes you through the Desert Southwest then up through the middle of the US. The three main East-West Highways are I10 (Southern) I40 (Central) I80 (Northern).

If you are planning to stay at the State and National Parks then you might want to make some of the reservations now as these venues fill up pretty quick. As a side note the Grand Canyon Railway at Williams (AZ) is a lot of fun.

K1W1
03-01-2013, 02:33 PM
There was me thinking that this was a picture of the day thread. Surely travel discussion could be in a thread of it's own?

D70FAN
03-01-2013, 06:18 PM
Yeah, K1W1 you are definately right. Sorry for the hijack.

K1W1
03-02-2013, 12:20 AM
Off to a Vinduro tomorrow so should get some more of these

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5180/5541789335_ed8c5cfb52_b.jpg

tim11
03-02-2013, 03:14 PM
Great action shot Richard. But again I don't expect to see anything less from you.

Well... about unrelating subjects in this thread... with a new thread so rare and far in between, it only makes sense to create new ones when it comes to a new camera or a new vacation. I know hot easy it is ti veer off though.

D70FAN
03-02-2013, 03:32 PM
Great action shot Richard. But again I don't expect to see anything less from you.

Well... about unrelating subjects in this thread... with a new thread so rare and far in between, it only makes sense to create new ones when it comes to a new camera or a new vacation. I know how easy it is to veer off though.

Us? Veer? Surely you jest. :cool:

K1W1
03-03-2013, 02:33 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8524232906_a402d5bcf8_b.jpg

D70FAN
03-03-2013, 02:50 PM
Nice Husky. 460?

K1W1
03-03-2013, 03:42 PM
Nice Husky. 460?

Don't know I saw it for about 3 seconds through the viewfinder. :D

Check this one out!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8524237472_915a054e07_c.jpg

D70FAN
03-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Nice shot. Seeing the ubiquitous logos reminded me that my daughter used to work for Fox Racing in Morgan Hill. The key here is "used to".

Looks like you had a fun shoot.

What? No Exif?

K1W1
03-03-2013, 04:31 PM
D300
12-24 f4 lens
1/250 sec
f5.6
iso 800

SB700 on 1/8 power

Rooz
03-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Top shelf images mate

D70FAN
03-03-2013, 05:43 PM
D300
12-24 f4 lens
1/250 sec
f5.6
iso 800

SB700 on 1/8 power

Thank you kindly. that lens Puts you pretty close to the action.

K1W1
03-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Thank you kindly. that lens Puts you pretty close to the action.

Thanks. I was only not much more than arms length away from the bikes as they went past but sheltered by a tree on my left so there was no chance (well not much) of getting hit. The full Exif data is on the Flickr versions of the photos.

D70FAN
03-03-2013, 10:47 PM
Kudos on those shots. Makes me look forward to the Monterey Grand Prix later this year. Maybe even head over to Hollister for some bike trials shots at The Pinnacles (Hollister, CA, not Australia).

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-04-2013, 05:25 AM
I've joined the big croppers with the D800. This started as a 3/4 shot and became a close up.

D70FAN
03-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Absolutely great shot. Always good to have a lot of pixels to work with. Moving from 6 to 16MP made a huge difference for me. Having 36, and a full frame to work with, must be cropper heaven. Maybe someday.

K1W1
03-04-2013, 07:20 PM
I've joined the big croppers with the D800. This started as a 3/4 shot and became a close up.

I've been in the crop club for years and generally nobody notices. Welcome I will send you a membership card. :D

Really nice shot and I love the aspect ratio of the image.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-05-2013, 05:21 AM
I can't believe the sharpness it still has, from 3/4 body to that and it still looks crystal clear filling a high def screen.

Rooz
03-05-2013, 04:53 PM
That's a fabulous shot mate.

D70FAN
03-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Drove down the coast (about 16 miles from here) specifically to shoot the Carmelite Monastery, but decided to go a few miles further to the Carmel Highlands and Malpaso Cr. Bridge. If you are a Clint Eastwood fan you know that he named his production company after this landmark.

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D70FAN
03-07-2013, 11:51 AM
And here was the actual reason for the shoot.

Carmelite Monastery.

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tim11
03-07-2013, 08:18 PM
From the wall of Angkor Wat

Tele view
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Wider view
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DiamondSCattleCo
03-07-2013, 09:14 PM
Tough lighting and long distance are not my friends. I ended up using my 50mm as I couldn't get enough shutter speed with my 2.8s. Bad or not, I had to share a shot of my 8yr old son's first karate tournament. He medalled in all three of his events, so he was tickled pink:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8538785678_3436884bec_c.jpg

edit: Does anyone know if Flickr does odd things with pictures? I know my shot is fairly grainy, but it looks _much_ worse on Flickr than it does when previewing on my Mac.

tim11
03-08-2013, 01:10 AM
Fast action and low lighting. You need to buy faster glass and hmmm... a new Nikon.
Let's see 2.8 isn't enough. You need a 85 1.4 and D800? D700 at least.

Which one is your boy? How long has he trained that he got weapon training already?

DiamondSCattleCo
03-08-2013, 04:50 AM
Hmmmm, 85/1.4 you say? With all the toys I've bought this year, it'll be tough sliding that one by the Bank of Wife :)

My boy is in black and he's first year. Sensei feels that weapons training early on is important. I thought it odd, but it appears to be the norm versus the exception (at least in the west).

Rod

D70FAN
03-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Depending on the camera, maybe crank the ISO to 1600, then take out the noise in pp. add a dash of sharpening... voila'.

Since I don't know what camera you were using, maybe not.

tim11
03-08-2013, 02:07 PM
....

My boy is in black and he's first year. Sensei feels that weapons training early on is important. I thought it odd, but it appears to be the norm versus the exception (at least in the west).

Rod

I thought he had a black belt, 1st dan at least, to have received weapon training. Yes, I think it odd too; but again if his sensei feels he can do it then he can do it.
One thing for sure though, after a student get black belt he/she would find it more easier to pick up weapon technique which is advanced training.

D70FAN
03-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Rod,

Maybe I missed it somewhere but why the interesting pseudonym? Shouldn't you be in Texas? ;)

DiamondSCattleCo
03-08-2013, 05:59 PM
D70,

I'm using an old D200, but I am going to try ISO1600 and one of my zooms in the next competition. Parents aren't allowed on the floor during competitions, so my 50 just doesn't have the reach and I end up having to heavily crop which makes the noise even more difficult to get rid of.

As for the DiamondSCattleCo, when I wrapped up my career as a business systems analyst, I moved back to the family farm where we've been raising cattle since the mid 1800s. My brand was a diamond over a backwards S, so Diamond S Cattle Co was born and I started using it from time to time. Also use PushRod on some other forums (nickname from a sideline business I had building performance diesel engines)

Tim,

Nope, yellow belt. He's only 8 :) I thought it was odd for weapons so early on, but I'm not going to argue with her. Not only would she easily beat the stuffing out of me, the Mikisew dojo is regarded as one of the best in Canada. Last year at the Worlds, 5 Mikisew students ended up bringing home 23 medals in 15 events.

There, now I've rid of all that pent up pride :)

Rod

RichNY
03-09-2013, 02:58 AM
Have you considered adding lighting rather than just throwing ISO and Aperture at the problem?

DiamondSCattleCo
03-09-2013, 05:05 AM
Not allowed flash at the events :( And most places we end up at, the parents are a long way away. Not sure how much my SB400 would help, even if I could use it.

D70FAN
03-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Interesting history. Just wondering as the Diamond S brand is well known in Texas as well.

Definitely understand why shooting the competitions is so tough. An 85 f/1.4 or even f/1.8 would most likely help down the road. And I think most parents understand the pent up pride part as well.

Interesting also that the local dojo was named after a tribe in the Cree nation. The closest I've been to your neighborhood is Calgary, and only for 2 days on business.

DiamondSCattleCo
03-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Interesting also that the local dojo was named after a tribe in the Cree nation. The closest I've been to your neighborhood is Calgary, and only for 2 days on business.

Actually not named after the tribe, but mikisew means "soaring eagle" in Cree. The whole thing is rather odd actually: Norwegian sensei teaching a Japanese martial art in a Cree named dojo located in Rubber Boot, Saskatchewan, where a large percentage of the population drive pickups and call some kind of farm or ranch home.

D70FAN
03-09-2013, 08:04 PM
Very international. Thanks for the clarification. The cool thing about these boards is that we have contributors from all over the place. In some cases places that don't have places.

Pickups, farms, ranches... Diamond S Cattle Co. Like I said... Texas... Norte ;)

D70FAN
03-10-2013, 12:05 AM
FYI, just read the PZ review of the AF-S 85 f/1.8. Some of the highest ratings I've seen...

DiamondSCattleCo
03-10-2013, 06:44 AM
Its on my wish list, but I've pretty much shot my toy budget this year :)

D70FAN
03-10-2013, 02:03 PM
Its on my wish list, but I've pretty much shot my toy budget this year :)

Yup, I definately understand. Too bad you don't have a place up there that rents good glass. I definately miss Tempe Camera (Arizona). I could rent a 24-70 0r 70-200 f/2.8 for $35 a day.

Rooz
03-11-2013, 04:51 AM
HDR is for wimps. 24/1.4+CPL

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-9TsDxqm/0/L/2013-03-10%205669-D8E_3444-L.jpg (http://http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-9TsDxqm/0/L/2013-03-10%205669-D8E_3444-L.jpg)

D70FAN
03-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Show off! Someday, when I have $3K that I don't have a use for.

Saving my Sheckles for a 24-70 f/2.8 (the Sigma just doesn't make the trip with the D7000).

K1W1
03-11-2013, 08:01 PM
HDR is for wimps. 24/1.4+CPL



Show off! Someday, when I have $3K that I don't have a use for.


Just point out to him the crap workmanship in the kids play house. None of the verticals are vertical! He may be able to take photos but he should leave the carpentry to somebody else.

:D;):D

Rooz
03-12-2013, 04:20 AM
Just point out to him the crap workmanship in the kids play house. None of the verticals are vertical! He may be able to take photos but he should leave the carpentry to somebody else.

:D;):D

lmfao

well...this is my latest carpentry. an outdoor room in the backyard...or as i like to call it...a bloody big deck !

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-F9hfWMr/0/L/2013-03-10%205686-D8E_3463-L.jpg (http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/27622121_Qw8THN#!i=2402956873&k=F9hfWMr&lb=1&s=A)

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-12-2013, 06:03 AM
Rooz I had to re-read that last word as there's a nude fella in the foreground and I thought you'd turned kiwi with your pronunciation.

D70FAN
03-12-2013, 11:56 AM
lmao. Your deck is certainly larger than mine...

Rooz
03-12-2013, 01:36 PM
Rooz I had to re-read that last word as there's a nude fella in the foreground and I thought you'd turned kiwi with your pronunciation.

Lmaoooooooo

K1W1
03-12-2013, 03:31 PM
Something for Rooz (http://youtu.be/nqRVqXMyzhM)

K1W1
03-12-2013, 03:32 PM
Something for DPR (http://youtu.be/QQ7Ue5emo6I)

K1W1
03-12-2013, 04:50 PM
I guess I should post a picture as well.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8487654741_f3c6f81812_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8487654741/)

D70FAN
03-12-2013, 05:07 PM
lmfao x 10. Thanks. Yeah always good to post a picture once in a while.:D

tim11
03-12-2013, 07:21 PM
Yes good idea to post a picture once in a while....
And just in case you guys miss my temple shots. Don't worry I have many. Even if I post one a day it will be months (or years?) before they run out. :D

The wall of Angkor Wat.
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Falconest174
03-12-2013, 07:36 PM
No problem, post away. I like them anyway.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-13-2013, 07:05 AM
Lol that was funny thanks.

Here's another from the previous weekends very enjoyable photoshoot. In fact it was so enjoyable I'm half tempted to ask a few more strangers if I can shoot them.

Sir Les
03-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Nice work DPR -- if you can get it..... :)

D70FAN
03-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Just to show that art is a prevalent entity here in the Central Coast...

Objects De Art De County Dump.

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K1W1
03-13-2013, 03:20 PM
Photographic faux pas

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8233/8524239162_9900abe10d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8524239162/)

D70FAN
03-13-2013, 04:18 PM
Next time wear a shrubbery. A good shot, even with you in it. ;)

D70FAN
03-13-2013, 04:26 PM
lmao. Your deck is certainly larger than mine...

Incidentally... since I work at The Home Depot I can always increase the size of my deck.

Falconest174
03-14-2013, 08:33 PM
One of several pictures of a female Downy Woodpecker taken today as she fed on a neighbor's suet block. From this angle you get a good look at the chisel shape of the beak.

tim11
03-15-2013, 04:43 AM
I like the perspective.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-15-2013, 05:22 AM
Falconest, I showed a bloke at work your photo and he was dumbstruck, good stuff

D70FAN
03-15-2013, 09:02 AM
Falcon, You do get some great shots. I keep forgetting is that a Sigie or Nikkor 70-300? In your hands it has radar.

Falconest174
03-15-2013, 02:17 PM
D70FAN; Neither, Tammy 60 Anniv. 70-300. Shot from around 10-12 feet.
Thanx DPR, she seemed to be less flighty than most and allowed me to get closer than 10' eventually.

D70FAN
03-15-2013, 04:06 PM
Yes I do believe that you have told me that in the past... CRS again? That may be a lens to look into down the road.

Rooz
03-16-2013, 03:55 AM
http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-nCqRSR7/0/L/2013-03-16%205883-D8E_3673-L.jpg (http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/27622121_Qw8THN#!i=2410244567&k=nCqRSR7&lb=1&s=A)

K1W1
03-16-2013, 04:31 AM
What happened to the cute kid who liked photography? :D

K1W1
03-16-2013, 04:33 AM
Never work with animals.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/66/228161363_12e4546eff_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/228161363/)

Rooz
03-16-2013, 04:35 AM
pfff he's at that age you know...too cool to have a picture taken of him.

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-BZLmF9K/0/L/2013-03-10%205774-D8E_3551-L.jpg (http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/27622121_Qw8THN#!i=2402967180&k=BZLmF9K&lb=1&s=A)

K1W1
03-16-2013, 04:51 AM
been there done that. It lasts until at least 20 if not longer.

K1W1
03-16-2013, 04:52 AM
Never work with animals AND kids

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8560957595_81c689cd0c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8560957595/)

D70FAN
03-16-2013, 01:57 PM
Since it's prodigy day...

My youngest living life on the edge (and shooting with the FE).

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tim11
03-16-2013, 04:06 PM
Angkor Wat
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D70FAN
03-16-2013, 04:15 PM
Angkor Wat


Probably the most famous of the temples. I had even heard of this one when I was 9 or 10 years old. The color shot wins on this one.

tim11
03-16-2013, 07:47 PM
D70Fan,
Angkor Wat is huge. If you are to see all the walls, statues and bas reliefs it will take days.
The temple itself is the pride of the Cambodians. They always have it as a symbol on their flags regardless of their ideologies. Throughout modern history of Cambodia (from the 40s?) the flags changed 5 times according to the changes in ideology. The colour and the stripes of the flags changed but Angkor Wat symbol have always been on the flags of all the governments: the royalist (2 regimes), the republican and the communist (2 regimes).

Hmmm... I just notice that I said 'they' and 'their'.

Falconest174
03-16-2013, 08:14 PM
Fabulous place, love the color shot, tim11.

D70FAN
03-16-2013, 11:53 PM
Yes we were studying the changeover from being part of the French colony to independent nations of Cambodia and Viet-Nam.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-17-2013, 04:50 AM
Good stuff Tim, I noticed it too. You're clearly a true blue Aussie.

Love the colour photo too

tim11
03-18-2013, 04:38 AM
Thanks Dread. In fact, I left the country before I turned 18 and have lived in Australia for over 30 years now.
Plus, I don't even have the right to vote for the government there. I think that's why.

K1W1
03-18-2013, 05:42 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8229/8567469225_c68a0769b3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8567469225/)

D70FAN
03-18-2013, 11:06 AM
A very nice lake shot K1W1. Always nice to have a lake in the neighborhood. Ours is Locke Lake. I really need to spend more time there...