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Scotti Foxx
06-06-2007, 04:08 PM
What do you think guys?

This is one of my pics i've taken, i'd like your feedback.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k157/qmdecals/DSC04997_1.jpg

Underground car parks are a great place to shoot, the strip lighting has added a very nice back lighting on Elise's hair that I really like.

jcon
06-06-2007, 04:10 PM
I agree with George, let us know your thoughts on this lens when you get a chance. I would be curious to see how it does, as I may add it to my "personal" collection.

jcon
06-06-2007, 04:14 PM
Scotti, nice model. A couple things that stand out to me are the strip light you mentioned, its in a real bad place(to me) as it draws attention away from the models face. Also, the face seems a bit soft?

The guy in the BG is also distracting.

Remember to post your EXIF. Thats helpful to alot of people and can also help with feedback on what to change.

fionndruinne
06-06-2007, 04:41 PM
aparmley, it's good to see a new covert enjoying a glass of fine... lens (hmm, that didn't work quite as I'd hoped, but ah well). Hope you get a lot of good use out of that lens - it's definitely one that'd be in my bag now if I had the green.

Scotti, the (quite attractive) model is rather soft - it looks like her jeans (or the car) are what's in proper focus. My guess is the aperture was pretty wide because the light is rather low. Stopping down to a higher f-stop number would make more of her in focus; if possible you could boost the ISO, or, if that would degrade the IQ too much, a tripod would help (or a VR lens). I just see a lot of wide-aperture shots like this that rather need more of the person to be in proper focus. Otherwise you could focus more on the face, and let the rest blur, but I think it'd be served better by having more (such as the water droplets on the car and her hair) in focus. Perhaps some selective Gaussian blur on the background in post-processing could lend it extra depth. Alright, I'll stop now.

leyo04
06-07-2007, 11:13 AM
d80 - 17-50mm tamron

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1304/534764636_9a327ba851.jpg

Esoterra
06-07-2007, 05:40 PM
Alex D80, Scott, and leyo04 great pictures. Aparmley...welcome to the Nikon side of things. Glad to have you... although... you are from St. Louis area :)

lol jk

Esoterra
06-07-2007, 05:57 PM
Our 5 year old son graduated from Kindergarted this week, so I took a few snaps to remember the moment. I am really trying to improve my composition, but this was a real tough environment to photograph in... and I was limited to my 70-200 glass because all the front seats were taken. Here are a few of my thoughts:

1) simple: couldnt keep the photo simple by isolating my main subject (my son) with all the clutter background and kids in the picture so I opted for a wide open aperture focued on my sons eyes, and blurred out the rest.

2) Rule of Thirds: Kinda hard when you have kids and props all over the picture so I tried to take shots with my son in the left/right 3rd of the picture.. I dont think that helped any... so I took shots centered on.

3) Lines: aside from a few non-contributing benches, there were no patterns or lines to add interest into the photo that I could see....correct me if Im wrong.

4) Balance: this was a tough one... I guess I just made sure that there was a balance of kids in the picture.. not all lumped together on one side of the photo??

5) framing: none that I could see.

6) Avoiding Mergers: another tough siuation... it was a nightmare...kids hands poping out of heads, paper trees sprouting arms... the works. Again, a wide open aperture helped.

These are just guidelines that I try to follow but at the time I just realize, they are only just guidelines and that every circumstance is different, use your eye and your instincts, and with a little CS2 touch up the mundane picture can spring a little life.

Does anyone have any advice on how they shoot in cluttered environments as such?

Here is my favorite shot of the graduation... you can see the gallery here (http://www.chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/2960154#160013421)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/160014460-L.jpg

TNB
06-07-2007, 06:51 PM
3) Lines: aside from a few non-contributing benches, there were no patterns or lines to add interest into the photo that I could see....correct me if Im wrong.
There are lots of lines in that photo--their heads are all lined up and guide, me anyway, to the one student looking at "you". There are also some horizontal lines. See you at the meeting if you attend--I was going to let you try out my 1.7x at the last meeting I attended, but you didn't show up. And "rules" are made to be broken though the trick is knowing when to break the rules. ;)

Esoterra
06-07-2007, 07:04 PM
There are lots of lines in that photo--their heads are all lined up and guide, me anyway, to the one student looking at "you". There are also some horizontal lines. See you at the meeting if you attend--I was going to let you try out my 1.7x at the last meeting I attended, but you didn't show up. And "rules" are made to be broken though the trick is knowing when to break the rules. ;)

Yeah I thought about that...but again I was shooting at an awkward angle with no moving room, so I couldnt line up the kids heads for the shot. Good idea though.

r3g
06-07-2007, 09:17 PM
I know we have all seen this shot millions of times but i wanted to get one myself :]

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/241/535571693_3a148e72b7_o.jpg

swgod98
06-07-2007, 10:07 PM
So, did anyone else see the Stanley Cup finals? I took my D80 to game 5 and got to see the Ducks bring the Cup to the west coast for the first time in history! :D

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/195/535516269_fc054c8580_b.jpg

D80 | Sigma 18-50 Macro @ 50mm | 1/125 | f/2.8 | ISO 800

toriaj
06-07-2007, 10:08 PM
Chris, great work, as usual! I like the way you used selective color in this shot (although there was one with selective color in your gallery that didn't work for me.) I think you did a good job of keeping the focus on your son, with the depth of field. I'm surprised you could have such DOF so far from your subject. Good job!

Reg_00, nice shot! and swgod, great exposure there. You really convey the atmosphere of the scene. Well done.

jcon
06-07-2007, 10:16 PM
Great pic swgod!

They still play hockey?!?!?!:eek: Who knew! LOL

Doesnt next season start in like 3 weeks?:rolleyes: LOL It seems like hockey has no offseason.

Although Im not a hockey fan, I am glad the title is in the U.S.

spoonbb2
06-07-2007, 10:33 PM
REG_00: You're from SF?

swgod: Beautiful shot! Pleasing to view.

Rooz
06-07-2007, 11:00 PM
awesome photo sw.

fionndruinne
06-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Woo! Hockey! Very nice shot(s - all three latest offerings are awesome, you guys).

r3g
06-08-2007, 01:23 AM
REG_00: You're from SF?

swgod: Beautiful shot! Pleasing to view.


Im from SF but I live in richmond now. Was bored today so me and my lady friend rode the Ninja to the beach and then to take that pic. [:



And swgod... Thats one for the wall if you ask me!

Rooz
06-08-2007, 04:51 AM
well, it's here. what a piece of art it is too. :D

nothin like a new lens and a long weekend to draw out terrential rain and gale force winds. :mad::mad::mad:

aparmley
06-08-2007, 05:52 AM
Glad to have you... although... you are from St. Louis area
:(


" 'the heck do you mean?"

:D

leyo04
06-08-2007, 08:03 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/216/535878122_c4863ff261.jpg

tekriter
06-08-2007, 10:26 AM
" 'the heck do you mean?"

:D

As a fellow St. Louisan, I wonder as well...:confused:

r3g
06-08-2007, 12:36 PM
Another Golden Gate shot. What do you guys think?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1411/536236070_3ef27cdb0b_o.jpg

Esoterra
06-08-2007, 04:59 PM
" 'the heck do you mean?"

:D

Just razzin ya! I thought I read you are from St. Louis? If not, my bad. Oh, I meant to put a smiley face to indicate I am kidding...changed it!

Esoterra
06-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Another Golden Gate shot. What do you guys think?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1411/536236070_3ef27cdb0b_o.jpg

Brilliant reds and blues...strong diagonal line...great shot. It would be cool to stack up a bunch of 4 stop neutral density filters and do a 30 second exposure during the day to get a shot without the cars.

XaiLo
06-08-2007, 05:12 PM
Our 5 year old son graduated from Kindergarted this week, so I took a few snaps to remember the moment. I am really trying to improve my composition, but this was a real tough environment to photograph in... and I was limited to my 70-200 glass because all the front seats were taken. Here are a few of my thoughts:

1) simple: couldnt keep the photo simple by isolating my main subject (my son) with all the clutter background and kids in the picture so I opted for a wide open aperture focued on my sons eyes, and blurred out the rest.

2) Rule of Thirds: Kinda hard when you have kids and props all over the picture so I tried to take shots with my son in the left/right 3rd of the picture.. I dont think that helped any... so I took shots centered on.

3) Lines: aside from a few non-contributing benches, there were no patterns or lines to add interest into the photo that I could see....correct me if Im wrong.

4) Balance: this was a tough one... I guess I just made sure that there was a balance of kids in the picture.. not all lumped together on one side of the photo??

5) framing: none that I could see.

6) Avoiding Mergers: another tough siuation... it was a nightmare...kids hands poping out of heads, paper trees sprouting arms... the works. Again, a wide open aperture helped.

These are just guidelines that I try to follow but at the time I just realize, they are only just guidelines and that every circumstance is different, use your eye and your instincts, and with a little CS2 touch up the mundane picture can spring a little life.

Does anyone have any advice on how they shoot in cluttered environments as such?

Here is my favorite shot of the graduation... you can see the gallery here (http://www.chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/2960154#160013421)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/160014460-L.jpg


All the critiquing aside :) the picture does a great job at capturing the wonderful wondering mind of a five year old... and the PP works, nice job. ;)

XaiLo
06-09-2007, 02:03 AM
Rooz, congrats! on the new toy ;)

leyo, that pic is quite surreal...nice

ReG, the bridge shot is on time.

Rooz
06-09-2007, 03:54 AM
testing the sigmas macro

toriaj
06-09-2007, 08:29 AM
Beautiful, Rooz! You really have a way with those tulips!

tcadwall
06-09-2007, 09:52 PM
A shot of myself. Now - I obviously didn't take this one - no remote in my hand. But heck... This ended up being a weird day.

I was to play for a friend's (quite informal) outdoor - 95degree day - wedding, and the photographer didn't show up. SO - I fortunately had my camera with and took over. But I couldn't very well take shots during the parts of the wedding that I was participating in!

Here you go. I think this is the first shot of myself that I have posted! Enjoy... oh, and do be nice - please:D


http://www.inventorypeople.com/img/DSC_9968.jpg

leyo04
06-09-2007, 11:01 PM
spot the leaf.

d80 17-50mm tamron

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1018/537888880_9bf8d0a744.jpg

fionndruinne
06-10-2007, 02:24 AM
Fiddle! I've got the pennywhistle... now where's the stamping ground?

tcadwall
06-10-2007, 05:42 AM
Now that I live in NC, the requests for the fiddle songs never end. However, that really is not my training, and I don't know the songs they keep requesting. Don't really have much interest, since us classically trained typically snub our noses to the awful techniques we see from the fiddlers.

LOL forgot to add a smiley.

fionndruinne
06-10-2007, 08:19 PM
Aw, those Cape Breton fiddlers can do some amazing things, though, no? Them and the Scots (the majority of American folk fiddlers, yeah... there are some evil things done with the bow:rolleyes:).

Rooz
06-10-2007, 09:17 PM
spot the leaf.

d80 17-50mm tamron

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1018/537888880_9bf8d0a744.jpg

fantastic colour and composition. i love this one.

T06
06-11-2007, 02:28 AM
A shot of myself. Now - I obviously didn't take this one - no remote in my hand. But heck... This ended up being a weird day.

I was to play for a friend's (quite informal) outdoor - 95degree day - wedding, and the photographer didn't show up. SO - I fortunately had my camera with and took over. But I couldn't very well take shots during the parts of the wedding that I was participating in!

Here you go. I think this is the first shot of myself that I have posted! Enjoy... oh, and do be nice - please:D


http://www.inventorypeople.com/img/DSC_9968.jpg

But once you have a shot of yourself that you like I think that is really priceless.

T06
06-11-2007, 02:32 AM
Nikon D200
2007/06/10 11:01:44.2
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 17-55mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/125 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode:
Auto Flash Comp:
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced

K1W1
06-11-2007, 02:41 AM
No water one day, too much the next.
Don't you love Australia. :)

T06
06-11-2007, 02:49 AM
God's country.;)

rawpaw18
06-11-2007, 04:11 AM
A shot of myself.

Thought you were taller? :rolleyes:
You remind me of my favorite NASCAR
driver, Bobby Labonte.

LR Max
06-11-2007, 12:34 PM
From yesterday. This is the WEROCK competition at Jellico, TN. I have shots of this buggy from a few months ago in the air as well. This guy was DEFINATELY balls-to-the-walls.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1289/539789468_33d71af5be.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 90 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 250

Rooz
06-12-2007, 12:31 AM
my first go at the 70-200. no time and no decent subject matter so i;m going for scraps here. :o

the 3rd one is a 100% crop. now thats damn sharp. :eek:

T06
06-12-2007, 04:53 AM
No more paddles.:eek:


Nikon D200
2007/06/12 15:13:48.3
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 70mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/500 sec - F/2.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Color Temp. (6700 K)
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode:
Auto Flash Comp:
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High

Camerajunkie
06-12-2007, 11:04 AM
That boat shouldn't be there, should it?

fionndruinne
06-12-2007, 01:35 PM
Nobody say "storm" until that girl's stowed a bit more proper!

Awesome photo, by the way.

LR Max
06-12-2007, 04:14 PM
Flight for life helo was dispatched to the event I was at this weekend. One of the competitors got injured. On the second day, the copter came back out and I got to hang out with the pilot and flight medic. Cool guys. I took the pilot's camera and used my press pass to get inside the course with the trucks. Got some good photos for him.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1253/543012328_d1225627ce.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 170 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

LR Max
06-12-2007, 06:49 PM
I found this while I was backing up my files today (my hard drive is packed full!!).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1222/543177508_4d053e2e43_b.jpg


Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Lense: Old f/2.8 80-200mm AF-D (sold it yesterday)

K1W1
06-12-2007, 09:21 PM
I guess it's about a mid 80's Land Rover. Is it still running today?

LR Max
06-13-2007, 01:55 AM
I guess it's about a mid 80's Land Rover. Is it still running today?

1973 long wheel base. Up until a year and a half ago, it was my daily driver. It runs like a champ :D and is a beast on the trail.

Geoff Chandler
06-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Arial view over Reykjavik - shows a little of everything
D-80 plus Sigma 17 - 70

D70FAN
06-13-2007, 06:22 PM
I've been there. Nice place, nice people. An equally nice shot.

VTEC_EATER
06-13-2007, 10:45 PM
Took a break from work to snap a photo. Part of my "Project 365"... erm... project.

Nikon D50 w/ Sigma 18-50 F/2.8 Macro @ 50mm, 1/8 sec, F/2.8, ISO 400
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1337/545849774_740362645b_o.jpg

rawpaw18
06-14-2007, 03:17 AM
Vtec, like that shot, the spoon implies you taint your coffee
Black is the only way to go.

Son's first kayak trip.

25378

75mm, f/4.5, 1/1600", spot meter, awb

tcadwall
06-14-2007, 04:44 AM
On vacation in Frisco, NC right now. Hatteras Lighthouse is not too far away. Here is a shot from yesterday.

Is this moire (circular rainbow effect on painted brick)? If so, I will have to try to fix it... or retake it. I like the shot but that annoys the stink out of me. So is may be a little large here, but I would like some opinions on the distortion. I didn't have a hood with me, but I don't think it is flare - of course it *might* be - but I think it looks more like moire.

Thanks in advance for help on this one.

D70s
18-200mm VR @ 18mm, 1/320, f/10
http://www.inventorypeople.com/img/HatterasLighthouse.jpg

Prospero
06-14-2007, 05:04 AM
Nice picture, but the moire is indeed very distracting. If you have the shot in RAW you could try to use lower sharpening settings, this might result in less moire.

If that does not help, here's a extensive guide on how to fix it with photoshop:

http://www.dbphoto.net/moire/indexpage.html

It is a lot of work, but the result does look pretty good.

tcadwall
06-14-2007, 05:49 AM
If that does not help, here's a extensive guide on how to fix it with photoshop:

Thanks Prospero!

I did shoot raw, and the posted version does have sharpening applied. I had already looked closely with and without sharpening, and saw the moire in both - maybe a tad sharper rainbow after sharpening, but at this resolution it doesn't seem to make as much difference. That bites! But I will start reading that guide now.

VTEC_EATER
06-14-2007, 07:43 AM
Vtec, like that shot, the spoon implies you taint your coffee


Are you trying to say I put my "taint" in my coffee? Thats disgusting man. ;)

Anyways, I thought it needed something else in the picture other than just a mug and coffee maker. We didn't have any whole coffee beans lying around, and I thought coffee grounds would just make the photo look messy. So the spoon became the supporting actor.

iamunique127
06-14-2007, 08:10 AM
The lighthouse shot is nice. I'm afraid I can't see what you mean about moire though. I am glad you said what to look for (circular rainbow effect on painted brick) because even with that info I don't see it. Maybe it's my monitor?

Granted I have a lot to learn about advanced digital photography- I just bought my 1st dSLR last week (D80, 18-135, Ultra II & Ultra III cards). I have been using good digicams for several years but aim to improve my artistic talents. Post-capture skills are on my agenda. I have Photoshop 7 and Capture One Pro loaded on my Mac for now. My main interests are photo journaling and photo essays with candid shots being integral components.

I know I can & will have to research many terms and techniques on my own. How about a headstart with a bit of a rundown on "moire" from those of you who obviously have the scoop?

Thanks in advance. I'm enjoying the forum and look forward to contributing.

iamunique127

jcon
06-14-2007, 08:11 AM
On vacation in Frisco, NC right now. Hatteras Lighthouse is not too far away. Here is a shot from yesterday.

Is this moire (circular rainbow effect on painted brick)? If so, I will have to try to fix it... or retake it. I like the shot but that annoys the stink out of me. So is may be a little large here, but I would like some opinions on the distortion. I didn't have a hood with me, but I don't think it is flare - of course it *might* be - but I think it looks more like moire.

Thanks in advance for help on this one.



A simple quick way to do this is using the Despeckle filter. It works pretty well for me. For the more severe cases, you may have to use it 2 times.

Enjoy your Vaca!


iamunique... look at the black painted bricks on the Lighthouse. You will see a "u" or rainbow pattern. That is what is being referred to in this case of "moire".

BTW, Capture One Pro is some pretty good software! Welcome to the forum, too!

aparmley
06-14-2007, 08:29 AM
Testing out some new toys: 1 SB-800 Fired into an umbrella; lens 85 1.8 (mmm)

bite the light!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1239/545170002_0d4e79c46b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aparmley/545170002/)


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1190/545288823_185a948417_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aparmley/545288823/)

When I look back, I hope I consider these photos taken during the very early stages of my "light enlightenment" process. I've been addicted to the strobist blog and the strobist group on flickr.com. . . .

LR Max
06-14-2007, 08:32 AM
I've been addicted to the strobist blog and the strobist group on flickr.com. . . .

Me too, but I still have A LOT of learning to do. I also use a 50mm for almost all of my strobist work (when in controlled conditions). Where did you position the umbrella in reference to the camera?

aparmley
06-14-2007, 08:36 AM
Me too, but I still have A LOT of learning to do. I also use a 50mm for almost all of my strobist work (when in controlled conditions). Where did you position the umbrella in reference to the camera?

Like you, I have way more than I can comprehend to learn about this stuff. the umbrella was positioned about 5 feet off the floor, to my 4 o'clock and above so just alittle behind me and a little to my right and above me.

LR Max
06-14-2007, 06:20 PM
I am kinda upset. I was on assignment to cover the retirement of a few American flags (they get burned). But instead, it monsooned outside. I talked to my editor and he was concerned that I didn't get anything. I then replied, "Oh, I got a picture of them standing around trying to figure out what the hell to do".

Apparently, thats funny because he laughed pretty hard.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1322/549883345_b6296f546e_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 82 mm

TNB
06-14-2007, 06:41 PM
I am kinda upset. I was on assignment to cover the retirement of a few American flags (they get burned). But instead, it monsooned outside. I talked to my editor and he was concerned that I didn't get anything. I then replied, "Oh, I got a picture of them standing around trying to figure out what the hell to do".

Apparently, thats funny because he laughed pretty hard.
So is your editor a member of the American Legion or any veteran's organization for that matter? I'm just wondering since it appears that many people don't really know about Flag Day, especially those who aren't members of the American Legion or VFW.

LR Max
06-14-2007, 06:52 PM
So is your editor a member of the American Legion or any veteran's organization for that matter? I'm just wondering since it appears that many people don't really know about Flag Day, especially those who aren't members of the American Legion or VFW.

No. He is not. But this American Legion Post seems to always be contacting the newspaper about events. The local newspaper always does something when they call.

TNB
06-14-2007, 07:21 PM
No. He is not. But this American Legion Post seems to always be contacting the newspaper about events. The local newspaper always does something when they call.
Kudos to your local paper. I'm sure the old timers in that post really appreciate it. And by old timers, I mean WWII-era or even 1950-53 Korean war veterans.

rallysman
06-14-2007, 07:56 PM
One of my little fishies:)

http://www.uglygreencouch.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=406&g2_serialNumber=1

Edit: Why can't I hotlink?

jcon
06-14-2007, 08:55 PM
I am kinda upset. I was on assignment to cover the retirement of a few American flags (they get burned).


Forgive my ignorance on this topic but.... they burn the flags?:confused:

LR Max
06-14-2007, 09:08 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this topic but.... they burn the flags?:confused:

Ok, I know what you are thinking of. And no, it is NO WAY in ANY WAY like what you see on TV.

This ceremony is to retire a flag that is no longer servicable (torn, holes, faded colors, etc). Flags get old and used up, this is a way of disposing the flag with honor. I cannot fully describe the process (I haven't attended one in quite a few years, and I can't remember) but the word, "Respect" sums it up pretty good.

I hope someone else can elaborate more on this.

TNB
06-14-2007, 11:22 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this topic but.... they burn the flags?:confused:
See: 4 U.S.C. 1 § 8. Respect for flag

(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode04/usc_sec_04_00000008----000-.html

Link to American Legion Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags
http://www.legion.org/?section=americanism&subsection=flag_unserviceable&content=flag_ceremony

T06
06-15-2007, 12:49 AM
Forgive my ignorance on this topic but.... they burn the flags?:confused:

.... I mean what a wasted opportunity, they could use them for target practice & shoot the living shit outa them.:D:eek:,,,, just kiddddiiiinnnnnngggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!;)

fionndruinne
06-15-2007, 02:12 AM
*sm-ACK*

;)

It is also good flag etiquette to burn the flag if it touched the ground due to careless mishandling, I believe.

The US flag is a symbol now scorned by some, but once carrying such a powerful meaning of freedom (religious and secular), courage and God-bestowed blessing that none of this was considered over the top, merely a due honor. I for one would like it if we still upheld these old rules, if for nothing else for the sake of a good tradition that bears remembering (and, hey, for the freedom that Americans still possess, but know not the value of, having known nothing else).

T06
06-15-2007, 03:04 AM
*sm-ACK*

;)

It is also good flag etiquette to burn the flag if it touched the ground due to careless mishandling, I believe.

The US flag is a symbol now scorned by some, but once carrying such a powerful meaning of freedom (religious and secular), courage and God-bestowed blessing that none of this was considered over the top, merely a due honor. ).

The trouble is your feel good feelings of america & the flag aren't real for the rest of the world. America is a great counrty with history & pride, but sadly I haven't seen jackshit of that in the last 20 years. Prove me wrong, please dont mention any countries that have oil or uranium that the states haven't fought with.:eek:

jcon
06-15-2007, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the info TNB.

I hope I didnt open up a can of worms and start an arguement!

rawpaw18
06-15-2007, 01:21 PM
Jason,
When I ran the cub scouts here, we had them participate in the ceremony and they helped collect old tattered flags in the community as well. We actually handed out new ones to replace ones we burned so the people could have new ones. We had to explain to some that there are now 50 stars on the flag.:D

Could not find a flag after 9/11, so I made my own 6' x 12'.

25474

Corwyn
06-15-2007, 01:22 PM
I thought these came out pretty good. These are straight out of the came.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1408/553576367_05310103b0.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1376/553576377_ee460e1b4f.jpg

fionndruinne
06-15-2007, 01:30 PM
Yeah, I don't really want to argue about this...

I realize that my post was distinctly American, and you don't have to agree with it. I was talking in context about the ceremony surrounding the US colors.

But... when it comes to anti-US feeling, I do very much believe that the international media (by this I mean the loose conglomeration of media sources of many countries, but certain American networks, NPR and British BBC come to mind as being important ones) is terribly biased in disfavoring fashion concerning the doings of the United States. I know for a fact that the US does many helpful things around the world (I don't want to start with examples, it's just argument ground there, and I'd like to refrain from going there), but they never are reported, certainly not with the relish which certain powerful media sources have in reporting terrible misdeeds, some of which are completely inaccurate.

The fact that the US is the only superpower in the world today means that it will be looked upon with a certain dislike by those in power in many other places; also, as huge as it is its needs, in petroleum and other resources too, are gigantic. When it comes to the United States protecting its interests, yes, even in big oil (Gasp!), it has every right to do so, and really there's nothing preventing a nation so powerful from using any means necessary to do so. Not that we do, by any means! But the thing is, with what's available to us by reason of our powerful influence (and military), we really show marked restraint. And that's as it should be, because the USA isn't really greedy. Individuals can be, and are, especially in this murky deep of southern California, but the structure and balance of our economy is toward commerce (which is not greedy - it does not take, but offers and receives by exchange) and increasing success for anyone who wants it enough to work for it. If we were as greedy a people as certain powerful voices make us out to be, we would certainly use the rest of the world in a much more arrogant fashion. But as it is, where oil's concerned, we don't take, we build up a structure where it didn't exist previously in order that we can conduct commerce (so that both parties can succeed). Considering we have to have that resource anyway, or this huge beast of a nation would fall apart at the seams, I think it's pretty fair of us to do it like this. We don't have to, but we do, because by and large America is still a very fair nation (I see signs of its decay, yes, and it makes me unhappy to no end, but the character still holds, for now).

I'm rambling. What I believe, in essence, is that most folks are misinformed, because for whatever reason most media sources would rather talk about what this nation does wrong than what it does right.

jcon
06-15-2007, 02:17 PM
Rich, I like that picture alot. It looks like something you would see in a Ford commercial:D


fionndruinne, I am with you 110%! It really gets under my skin when I hear "Anti US" BS. If people actually took time to look at the numbers, USA is the most giving nation in the world, but I digress....

I feel kinda foolish for not knowing about the flag "retirement" ceremony, especially with the family I have... many war vets. I thank you all for taking the time to explain it.

TNB
06-15-2007, 03:55 PM
It is also good flag etiquette to burn the flag if it touched the ground due to careless mishandling, I believe.

That's not correct since it actually depends on the serviceability of the flag. Check the site link I posted earlier to the federal statutes.

The trouble is your feel good feelings of america & the flag aren't real for the rest of the world. America is a great counrty with history & pride, but sadly I haven't seen jackshit of that in the last 20 years. Prove me wrong, please dont mention any countries that have oil or uranium that the states haven't fought with.:eek:
So how are us US Americans not supposed to take your comment? Ever hear of ARPA or DARPA? Without them, you wouldn't even have internet. Myself, I could care less about sacrificing Americans for others who couldn't give a damn about them. Yes, I served. And I also used to be a police officer--people like to talk a lot of trash about cops in general as well until they need something. Then again, many people tend to do that about a lot of people until they want something--especially, when it comes to asserting unfounded GENERALIZATIONS about "people" as if they were the "political" base as well.

aparmley
06-15-2007, 06:13 PM
A shot with the new Siggy that arrived today . . . I think I'm going to dig this lens! (using a treatment in PS2 that I just learned how to do after months of searching)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1399/554455909_9a38536635_b.jpg

Rooz
06-15-2007, 06:28 PM
When it comes to the United States protecting its interests, yes, even in big oil (Gasp!), it has every right to do so, and really there's nothing preventing a nation so powerful from using any means necessary to do so.

But as it is, where oil's concerned, we don't take, we build up a structure where it didn't exist previously in order that we can conduct commerce (so that both parties can succeed).

i'm not going to get dragged into a discussion about this, especially in this thread, but this post really struck me as a really sad point of view.

Rooz
06-15-2007, 06:29 PM
A shot with the new Siggy that arrived today . . . I think I'm going to dig this lens! (using a treatment in PS2 that I just learned how to do after months of searching)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1399/554455909_9a38536635_b.jpg

love the colour and "grit" in this photo.

spoonbb2
06-15-2007, 06:35 PM
aparmley: What siggy did you get?

aparmley
06-15-2007, 06:39 PM
aparmley: What siggy did you get?

The 10-20mm.


love the colour and "grit" in this photo.

Thanks Rooz! Hows your Sigma (10-20) working out for you?

Rooz
06-15-2007, 06:46 PM
Thanks Rooz! Hows your Sigma (10-20) working out for you?

i love it. realiable, quiet, great build quality...whats not to like ? :)
unfortunately right now we are in the grips of an appalling start to winter so my gear has been dormant for days. very sad.

btw: your multiplicity tutorial is fantastic. :)

jcon
06-15-2007, 07:20 PM
unfortunately right now we are in the grips of an appalling start to winter so my gear has been dormant for days. very sad.




Ahh but winter/snow can offer wonderful photo opportunities! Living in Wisconsin I get more than my fair share of snow... just make sure your fingers dont freeze!:eek:

Rooz
06-15-2007, 07:29 PM
Ahh but winter/snow can offer wonderful photo opportunities! Living in Wisconsin I get more than my fair share of snow... just make sure your fingers dont freeze!:eek:

unfortunately J we got no snow. just intense driving rain and gale force winds right now. its bloody depressing to tell you the truth.

jcon
06-15-2007, 07:40 PM
Eww, yea that does suck then.

aparmley
06-15-2007, 07:56 PM
i love it. realiable, quiet, great build quality...whats not to like ? :)
unfortunately right now we are in the grips of an appalling start to winter so my gear has been dormant for days. very sad.

btw: your multiplicity tutorial is fantastic. :)

I was surprised at the build quality actually, better than I thought. Sorry to hear about the weather. . . (strobes!)

Thanks re: my multiplicity tutorial.

K1W1
06-16-2007, 02:34 AM
Soccer in the fog.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1227/555899211_6661cdc73f_b.jpg

jcon
06-16-2007, 11:18 AM
I hope that foot didnt land where it appears to have landed!! :eek::eek::o

rawpaw18
06-16-2007, 11:34 AM
Kids sports are dangerous, this is why we gear up. K1W1, I seen that move in the Karate Kid.
One of my offspring, getting out of the way just in time.

25521

f/3.2, 1/800", iso200, 140mm

aparmley
06-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Good timing! You're getting some great IQ out of that lens.

Camerajunkie
06-16-2007, 07:15 PM
Aparmley,

I love that treatment on the photo you did. It reminds me of an engraving or drawing. I'd ask how you did it, but I haven't figured out sepia yet in my PSE 5.

CJ

rawpaw18
06-17-2007, 04:04 AM
Thanks Andy,
I always single shoot, 2.5 fps is not fast enough. It is really suprising how much goes on in one second. I usually shoot the batter with both eyes open so I can try and time the ball in frame moment.

aparmley
06-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Aparmley,

I love that treatment on the photo you did. It reminds me of an engraving or drawing. I'd ask how you did it, but I haven't figured out sepia yet in my PSE 5.

CJ

I'll write something up for you. Give me a day or two.

aparmley
06-17-2007, 01:33 PM
Thanks Andy,
I always single shoot, 2.5 fps is not fast enough. It is really suprising how much goes on in one second. I usually shoot the batter with both eyes open so I can try and time the ball in frame moment.

Single shot + good timing is the only way to go. I remember when I began looking at cameras I thought the more FPS the better - wrong! I use single shot only. Now I suppose 10 fps is a little different - how can you go wrong. . .but even shooting @ 5 fps I always had better results in single shot.

gmtech79
06-17-2007, 07:14 PM
Recently went to a butterfly pavilion in Colorado. First real outing with the 18-200 VR (love it!!) and feel as I got some decent shots. C&C welcome and encouraged.
1/1600 @ f5.6 - iso 640

Oh, yea aparmley, I never posted anything when you made the big switch, but I always get a kick to see people switch to Nikon.

LR Max
06-17-2007, 09:21 PM
Front brake on my bike. Its a nice unit but a friend of mine if basically giving me a set of hydro brakes so I am gonna sell this guy.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/560632055_7f8d90406a.jpg

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

Used my new 60mm macro lense on this guy. I guess I *didn't* have to use it. But its REAL nice!

swgod98
06-18-2007, 11:45 AM
Nothing too exciting here, but I found it kind of amusing. These two girls (the hired photographers) taking the photos at my cousins wedding had different systems! One of them used a D200, the other a 1D.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1149/559277370_1816d2ba87_b.jpg

I figured I'd plop myself right behind them at all times! Nothing like shadowing a paid photographers to learn the ropes, right :P haha

D80 | Sigma 18-50 @ 18mm |1/60 | f/2.8 | ISO 400 | Flash SB-800

TNB
06-18-2007, 11:53 AM
And neither are using a flash bracket. Just shameful!

shoeytennis
06-18-2007, 10:56 PM
im stillalive
heres two dont hurt me
d50
sigma 28-70
f2.8
ss1/6
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9260/aadsc0065bh8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

d50
sigma 28-70
standing in a foot of water!
f5.6
ss 1/125

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7690/adsc0004ui7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

toriaj
06-19-2007, 12:30 AM
Beautiful crescent moon tonight:
1/80, f/8, 300 mm, ISO 200, manual focus
25634

Now, exposed for the shadowed side of the moon:
2.5 sec., f/5.6, 300 mm, ISO 200, manual focus
25635
Sharpening brought out that purplish noise. I tried to remove it with NeatImage, to no avail. Any suggestions?

Viky
06-19-2007, 12:50 AM
Beautiful crescent moon tonight:
1/80, f/8, 300 mm, ISO 200, manual focus
25634

I like it:)! Would love to see a bigger crop!

I've been visiting my terrace couple of times each night for last few days in an attempt to capture the crescent moon, but without success as its been very dull and cloudy all these days:(

Shaft
06-19-2007, 07:29 AM
Hey! bought my first SLR Camera yesturday, was trying it out in the garden today..what do you think?

Nikon D80
18-135 Kit Lens
Manual focus
Used the high pass filter in photoshop, plus some brightness & contrast changes

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3884/bumblebeejg8.jpg

r3g
06-19-2007, 09:28 AM
Great picture shaft, and your PP is dead on. Good stuff!

Shaft
06-19-2007, 10:01 AM
Thank you :)

I checked out your website, you're not that bad yourself! Fantastic gallery!

toriaj
06-19-2007, 09:26 PM
I like it:)! Would love to see a bigger crop!

I've been visiting my terrace couple of times each night for last few days in an attempt to capture the crescent moon, but without success as its been very dull and cloudy all these days:(

I'm glad you like it! Here you go:

25664

Any comments for my other moon shot, anyone?

Rooz
06-19-2007, 09:49 PM
its a very interesting shot tor. have never seen the exposure done like that which makes it different and interesting to look at. :) sorry no idea about noise on that photo, my PP NR techniques/ skill are appalling. :(

RE: crescent moon, imo you will get a sharper image if you increase your shutter speed a little. i would go for a 1/150 to start with and work your way up. i think its easier to bring out some highlights from a slightly underexposed image. looks to me that you may have lost a bit of highlight detail due to the moon being a little overexposed. you can only do this when shooting in manual mode cos your cam will indicate that the moon is underexposed in Ap mode. maybe even shot at 270mm, i kjnow with my VR lens it was a little softer at 300mm than it was at 270-280mm and i could get better images cropped tighter from a shorter focal length.

btw: why are you using MF ??

AdamW
06-19-2007, 10:18 PM
Hey Tori--

That second shot is great! Not the usual moon shot....

About the noise--you should run Neat Image before you sharpen, and probably before you do any processing after converting from RAW. Sharpening will increase the visibility of noise, so removing first is advised.

toriaj
06-19-2007, 11:04 PM
its a very interesting shot tor. have never seen the exposure done like that which makes it different and interesting to look at. :) sorry no idea about noise on that photo, my PP NR techniques/ skill are appalling. :(

RE: crescent moon, imo you will get a sharper image if you increase your shutter speed a little. i would go for a 1/150 to start with and work your way up. i think its easier to bring out some highlights from a slightly underexposed image. looks to me that you may have lost a bit of highlight detail due to the moon being a little overexposed. you can only do this when shooting in manual mode cos your cam will indicate that the moon is underexposed in Ap mode. maybe even shot at 270mm, i kjnow with my VR lens it was a little softer at 300mm than it was at 270-280mm and i could get better images cropped tighter from a shorter focal length.

btw: why are you using MF ??

Thanks, Rooz and Adam! I did try removing the noise between RAW conversion and post-processing, but it didn't really show up until after sharpening. On Flickr, it was pointed out that it isn't really noise, but actually light from the moon. I'm still improving my skills in NeatImage, sometimes I get artifacts before I get the noise removal ... :eek: but I'm getting better.

Rooz, thanks for your comments, I didn't realize the moon was overexposed. I do have some lower-key shots, I'll take a look at them and see if I can get better results with them.

I do shoot in manual mode for night shots. I tried some shots at 240 - 270, but I didn't find any benefit. I should probably take another look at them, too, though :) I manual focus because I get better results that way -- even though it's hard to find the focus myself, apparently I do a better job than the autofocus! :D

Rooz
06-19-2007, 11:07 PM
I manual focus because I get better results that way apparently I do a better job than the autofocus! :D

in that case, get a macro lens cos you will be a MASTER. :D

toriaj
06-19-2007, 11:11 PM
:D Thanks! I hope so. Until I get my dream Tammy 90mm, I'm considering getting the Raynox 2.5x macro converter. I've seen some great results, considering it's only 40 bucks. But I haven't gotten any info about how it performs on a DSLR.

Rooz
06-20-2007, 04:31 AM
the rain let up for a while. :)

like an idiot i left it on iso800 from some earleir photos. and i had the TC on when the little sucker was perched just metres from me and he sat there for a while and let me rattle off some quick photos before he took off again. not time to adjust much or take the TC off.

still i gotta be a bit happy, the first bird photo i've ever taken that worked out !

aparmley
06-20-2007, 05:14 AM
the rain let up for a while. :)

like an idiot i left it on iso800 from some earleir photos. and i had the TC on when the little sucker was perched just metres from me and he sat there for a while and let me rattle off some quick photos before he took off again. not time to adjust much or take the TC off.

still i gotta be a bit happy, the first bird photo i've ever taken that worked out !

Awesome shots mate - great colors.

achuang
06-20-2007, 05:42 AM
Great shots there Rooz, vibrant colour and sharpness. Looks like that TC doesn't affect the sharpness much.
Just had a look at your site aparmley, i found the softbox link tutorial handy so i'll try it out tomorrow on my SB600. I've tried using a silver car windscreen reflector from 24Peter's suggestion, and a white bedsheet but that's so much trouble to set up. I'll see how this softbox goes, it seems much easier to work with.

fionndruinne
06-20-2007, 01:20 PM
Nice ones, Rooz. I don't think the high ISO did too badly - let you use a good fast shutter speed, so you were better able to handle subject movement.

With my D40 I tend to leave it on ISO 200 unless I'm going low-light, and then, unless it's really moderately bright, I usually go to 1600. I'm definitely the sort for a fast lens - we'll see when I can get around to that.

aparmley
06-20-2007, 02:58 PM
Aparmley,

I love that treatment on the photo you did. It reminds me of an engraving or drawing. I'd ask how you did it, but I haven't figured out sepia yet in my PSE 5.

CJ

CJ -

All I did was this:

covereted the image to black and white in lightroom - pretty standard stuff. Then once in photoshop you:

1. Copy the background layer into a new layer
2. apply Filter>Other>High pass with these settings: 28.0
3. Change layer blending option to "Overlay"
4. Flatten the image
5. Copy the background layer into a new layer
6. apply filiter>other>High Pass with these settings: 4.9
7. Change the layer blending option to vivid light
8. drop this layers opactiy to 20%
9. Flatten the image
10. sharpen with unsharpen mask with these settings: 50/15/6

Voila!

LR Max
06-20-2007, 09:04 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1177/577294552_7c9f9a4632.jpg

I found this today while looking around on my external hard drive. I took this about two months ago and then forgot about it. I pulled it out and cleaned it up. This was at a historical site in my local town in BFE, SC (USA). I was actually trying to take a photo of the inside of this structure but got this effect instead.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV


BTW, VR is awesome

shoeytennis
06-20-2007, 10:37 PM
lrmax-indeed it is a cool effect.

d50
sigma 28-70
28
f5.6
1/160
PP done in CS3

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4264/d1ag7sz9.jpg

ima big question or commen guy :)

Rooz
06-20-2007, 10:45 PM
nice lighting and pose shoey, good to see you posting some shots again.
but you cut off her feet !

Bob_Benner
06-21-2007, 01:37 AM
Nikon D50
Tamron 18-200mm at 48mm
1/250s at f/11
Aperture Priority
Tripod

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1038293/14438158/261028399.jpg

Geoff Chandler
06-21-2007, 01:53 AM
the rain let up for a while. :)

like an idiot i left it on iso800 from some earleir photos. and i had the TC on when the little sucker was perched just metres from me and he sat there for a while and let me rattle off some quick photos before he took off again. not time to adjust much or take the TC off.

still i gotta be a bit happy, the first bird photo i've ever taken that worked out !

Got to say these are great shots - superb sharpness and colour
I am abreviation blind and cannot for the life of me work out what 'TC' is.
Not been around much - busy life!!

Geoff Chandler
06-21-2007, 01:54 AM
Nikon D50
Tamron 18-200mm at 48mm
1/250s at f/11
Aperture Priority
Tripod

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1038293/14438158/261028399.jpg

Really nice shot - lovely exposure. (Watch out for the sloping skyline)
I really love the colours in this one

GabOrcinus
06-21-2007, 02:07 AM
Got to say these are great shots - superb sharpness and colour
I am abreviation blind and cannot for the life of me work out what 'TC' is.
Not been around much - busy life!!
I felt the same way, but I think/assume it means "teleconverter"? :o

Rooz
06-21-2007, 03:03 AM
I felt the same way, but I think/assume it means "teleconverter"? :o

yupp yupp. :)

rdog
06-21-2007, 09:49 AM
Here is a close up with the D50 kit lens I took. One of my first shots with DSLR and w/ the D50.


25741

shoeytennis
06-21-2007, 12:44 PM
nice lighting and pose shoey, good to see you posting some shots again.
but you cut off her feet !

yeah ill be posting more again. lol i meant to cut her feet off haha.

spoonbb2
06-21-2007, 03:24 PM
Nice shot Bob! Especially w/ the surf board like it's a day's end for a surfer after a long day of surfing.

TNB
06-21-2007, 06:57 PM
Since I was bored today and wanted to try out my lens now that I have it back before Monday's shoot....

D200
70-200VR
Indoors / No Flash / Handheld

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Wu59784.jpg

Rooz
06-21-2007, 09:35 PM
lol i meant to cut her feet off haha.

ugly feet ? :confused::p

Rooz
06-21-2007, 09:36 PM
Here is a close up with the D50 kit lens I took. One of my first shots with DSLR and w/ the D50.


25741

thats a great shot. how did you get so close with the kit lens ?

jcon
06-21-2007, 10:04 PM
ugly feet ? :confused::p

Arent all feet???? :p LOL

shoeytennis
06-22-2007, 09:04 AM
Arent all feet???? :p LOL

haha no I just liked it better this way.

aparmley
06-22-2007, 05:27 PM
So, there I was. . . Drinking an ice cold frosty one, I can't remember which number I'm on . . . I was getting ready to start the Weber and do some BBQing. . . when the idea for this photo came to my head . . . I didn't have much time to throw it together so, A) sorry about the model, B) I should have used the 50 instead of the 85mm, C) I could have used umbrellas instead of bare flashes. . . anyway the list could go on. . . Heres what I captured:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/593917505_9a1e7b4100.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aparmley/593917505/)

BTW if this image could have a genre it'd be comedy. . .

XaiLo
06-22-2007, 07:38 PM
lol :) :D :cool:

D70FAN
06-22-2007, 09:21 PM
Who says fire can't be fun? I appreciate your self risk factor for our ammusment. Never fear, the eyebrows and facial hair grow back.

I often loose tract of how many cans/bottles have met their fate before "spinnin the chicken" (aka rotisserie), or burnin' the Kobe's (Kobe burgers). Which explains why my wife bought me a gas grill. Throw in a few Mesquite chunks, and mmmmmm-mmm! That's good eatin'.

shoeytennis
06-22-2007, 09:27 PM
nikon d50
sigma 28-70

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4543/ta8wg4wg0.jpg

Q's & Q's?

Alex D80
06-22-2007, 10:27 PM
Here are some of my shots from my 10-day vacation in Puerto Rico just last week. The shots have not been altered at all; no crop, no fix, hand held.


Left Picture
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode

Right Picture
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

K1W1
06-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Saturday morning, on the way to children's sport

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1028/596547706_6ac84deb3a_b.jpg

D50
50mm f1.8
f4.5
1/100 sec

toriaj
06-22-2007, 11:44 PM
How's this for the moon? A lower exposure this time:
f/8, 1/100 sec., ISO 200, 240 mm, manual focus
25795

And this is from Timpanogos Cave in Utah.
f/4.5, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, 38 mm, autofocus
25797
It was my first time shooting in this kind of conditions. I used only the on-board flash, and also raised the exposure quite a bit in PP.
(Tripods weren't allowed :mad: and the tour group kept moving on, I was always the last one :rolleyes:)

I've never used the flash much, so it was a good learning experience. It seems that the minimum shutter speed when using the D50's
on-board flash is 1/500 sec? A few times, I wished that I could have used a shorter shutter speed, or had a less bright flash, to prevent
the glare from the flash. I guess that's why people get other flash systems :)

I know some of the top of the photo is over-exposed by the raise of exposure in PP ... I don't know how to successfully selectively darken
it or protect it (without having a noticeable transition from darkened-to-not.) I use Paint Shop Pro X. Any tips?

rawpaw18
06-23-2007, 04:26 AM
thats a great shot. how did you get so close with the kit lens ?

Something seems off in the shot. The pistil is not coming from the center of the flower and the kit lens is not going to give that shallow of dof.

rdog, help us out, what lens and pp did you do?

rawpaw18
06-23-2007, 04:30 AM
K1W1,
I like the ballon shot, a lot of foggy misty weather lately?

btw: should of told me your name is Richard, it is a lot easier for me to type
then K1W1. My fingers get confused going back and forth between letters
and numbers.:rolleyes:

rdog
06-23-2007, 10:15 AM
Something seems off in the shot. The pistil is not coming from the center of the flower and the kit lens is not going to give that shallow of dof.

rdog, help us out, what lens and pp did you do?

I used Picture project with the Brightness, D-Lighting HS and Sharpening at High checked in the Photo enhance tab.


I think I may have used gimp for additional sharpening on this one but not sure. Here is the info from the pic file:

Nikon D50
2005/04/10 20:29:24.4
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: 2256 x 1496
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Digital Vari-Program: Close Up
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/125 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image:
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off

r3g
06-23-2007, 11:45 AM
This one starts to make me depressed if a look at it for too long. :(

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/456981746_0cdfa103a6_o.jpg

fionndruinne
06-23-2007, 11:52 AM
I've got some depressing urban shots like that, somewhere. Surprisingly they make for good, character-filled photos, even though living there is pretty uninspiring.

TNB
06-23-2007, 09:55 PM
A shot of Bennie taken a few minutes ago. :) Red-eye sucks, but I didn't want to miss the chance of taking the photo.

D200
70-200VR

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Wt59249.jpg

Classic96
06-23-2007, 10:03 PM
Speaking of cat photos, here is one of my new kitten Oliver that I shot tonight. It's my first try at some off camera lighting using the SB-800 triggered by the D-50 on board flash. Next time I'll work on not blowing out the white wall behind him. I thought it came out pretty natural looking though.

It was nearly dark ambient light in the room this evening. On board flash set to 1/16th power, just enough to trigger the 800.

D50
55-200mm VR @ 160mm
f/5.3
1/60 exposure
ISO 200

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1291/607213616_a42297116f_o.jpg

shoeytennis
06-23-2007, 10:05 PM
hehe i love cats

TNB
06-23-2007, 10:14 PM
Next time I'll work on not blowing out the white wall behind him.
Or do like I did and just paint the wall. ;) Cute pic by the way.

gmtech79
06-24-2007, 07:50 AM
I got thousands of cat photo's, they make great test subjects. Here is one of Gizmo loving up on her grass.
1/60" @ f8, iso-200

D70FAN
06-24-2007, 05:24 PM
The 55-200 VR just continuously amazes me. Again, why can't Nikon make all of their consumer lenses this good?

LR Max
06-24-2007, 07:09 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1322/607298948_40f38a5508.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 26 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 200


I was doing a giant photo shoot (three shoots in one afternoon, I was tired!!) and the park was so large the owner tossed me the keys to this buggy and said, "Here, this will help you get around". It SURE DID! Most of the locations I needed to access to get photos.

There is A LOT more to the story than just that, but thats the short n' sweet version.

Geoff Chandler
06-25-2007, 04:03 PM
Just a snapshot!
Indoors/ ISO500, F4.5, 80th sec, -1ev
70mm (=105 equiv)
~ My daughters Hampster Misty ~

LR Max
06-25-2007, 06:52 PM
Hey there little buddy!!

Good oppurtunity shot!

Rooz
06-26-2007, 04:08 AM
i just discovered that there is a "high NR" setting in my camera. don't ask...yes, i already know i'm a dumbass; almost 6000 clicks and i never knew it existed. :o needless to say, i am now very happy with the iso performance. :)

these 2 are iso 1600 and iso2000. straight out of camera. no PP. light was coming only from the TV in the background.

btw: the colour cast difference must be from what was on the tv cos the WB wasn't changed.

K1W1
06-26-2007, 04:42 AM
i just discovered that there is a "high NR" setting in my camera.


High NR generally only has a noticeable effect at exposures over 1/2 second in length. It also effectively doubles the in camera processing time for each shot and is usually the source of "why doesn't my camera take xx shots per second?" posts.

Rooz
06-26-2007, 04:44 AM
High NR generally only has a noticeable effect at exposures over 1/2 second in length.

i think you are referring to "long exp NR" ?? :confused:

K1W1
06-26-2007, 05:15 AM
You are correct. That's todays Oops. :D:D

Rooz
06-26-2007, 05:17 AM
You are correct.

there had to be a first time eventually. :D

Geoff Chandler
06-26-2007, 11:53 AM
i just discovered that there is a "high NR" setting in my camera. don't ask...yes, i already know i'm a dumbass; almost 6000 clicks and i never knew it existed. :o needless to say, i am now very happy with the iso performance. :)

these 2 are iso 1600 and iso2000. straight out of camera. no PP. light was coming only from the TV in the background.

btw: the colour cast difference must be from what was on the tv cos the WB wasn't changed.
Amazing shots - I am really pleased with the ISO performance on mine - and I took a while to make the same discovery - there's so much to learn and realise - some of it does slip by at first.

Paradox
06-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Walking around today at the Zoo. let me know what you think of this one. it is completely untouched. :D

60mm
F3.5
1/400 sec
ISO 200

Just thought I'd say, excellent photo. :)

Prospero
06-26-2007, 04:03 PM
Here's a picture I took this evening, the clouds were coloured orange due to lights of the nearby roads and the greenhouses in the surrounding of this place. Did some Post Processing on this one. I simulated a graduated neutral density filter with Nikon Capture NX

Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20
f/8, 30s, 10mm, ISO400

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/633824525_7e3c3f3ac6.jpg

TNB
06-26-2007, 09:46 PM
One of my indoor shots from yesterday.

D200
70-200VR
Indoors / No Flash / Handheld

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Hc94370.jpg

shoeytennis
06-26-2007, 11:21 PM
d50
sigma 28-70 2.8
hocking hills ohio

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/363/adsc0086vg6.jpg

edited because my bad.

Prospero
06-27-2007, 07:50 AM
Shoey, nice shot. Could you post pictures a bit smaller, though. I have to do a lot of scrolling to see it.

Another shot I took yesterday, of clouds on the move.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/639093286_53addf7324.jpg

TNB
06-27-2007, 08:54 AM
Agreed Prospero. Nice cloud shot as well. Here's another photo I recently took (from the game as well).

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Hf97815.jpg

stvtst77
06-27-2007, 09:12 PM
Greetings everyone. Longtime lurker trying to figure out how to post here. Pease excuse me if I mess this up. The picture is kind of generic, but I like it. Stephen

Rooz
06-28-2007, 06:17 AM
handheld @ 340mm...tripod on loan. i don;t really like this angle of the moon and its very high in the sky, the lens was completely vertical when taken.
f8 1/320s i think from memory.

the crop is in honour of my mate drama. :)

r3g
06-28-2007, 12:21 PM
Prolly the last of these photos im going to post.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/487274639_abb4b3dddf_o.jpg

DP Knewby
06-28-2007, 10:22 PM
Not the usual picture but I like it!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/krazedkilla/Collection/U-FUQ/Angles.jpg

r3g
06-29-2007, 01:08 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/642745572_f3bef84124_o.jpg

K1W1
06-29-2007, 02:53 PM
Mt Tam looking across the Strawberry Peninsula?

aparmley
06-29-2007, 04:57 PM
handheld @ 340mm...tripod on loan. i don;t really like this angle of the moon and its very high in the sky, the lens was completely vertical when taken.
f8 1/320s i think from memory.

the crop is in honour of my mate drama. :)

One of my favorite moon shots!

K1W1
06-30-2007, 04:33 AM
It isn't a Pro lens but I think excellent value for money

D50
55-200VR
ISO1600
120mm
f4.8
1/200sec

In the middle of a torrential rain storm!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/669860921_235a1c0fbf_b.jpg

r3g
06-30-2007, 11:20 AM
How did you keep the camera dry?

fionndruinne
06-30-2007, 11:30 AM
Awesome shot, K1W1; it captures the very clamminess of the situation!

(I'm no stranger to torrential downpours in coastal Oregon)

wh0128
06-30-2007, 11:56 AM
How did you keep the camera dry?

There are body covers and lens covers that enable you to shoot in the rain with cameras like the D50 that aren't weather sealed like the D200 and higher up cameras. Or maybe he was under an umbrella or in a car a good distance away?

Anyways, great shot K1W1. Sports in low lighting aren't the easiest thing to shoot.

MrSayer
06-30-2007, 12:19 PM
some creepy stone fairy that sits in my garden

<img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/674714336_370ae3e826.jpg?v=0" border="0" alt="" />

aparmley
06-30-2007, 02:54 PM
This is my favorite photo from my iPod study and probably one of my favorite all time too.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/674135249_c60b53d230.jpg

K1W1
06-30-2007, 05:54 PM
How did you keep the camera dry?

Plastic shopping bag with a hole in the bottom for the lens to stick through and a couple of rubber bands holding it around the lens hood.
The free solution! :-)

aparmley
06-30-2007, 10:43 PM
There are body covers and lens covers that enable you to shoot in the rain with cameras like the D50 that aren't weather sealed like the D200 and higher up cameras.

What will they think of next. . . . if only there were a way to take your camera under water too. . . hmmm maybe some day! :rolleyes:

ae86gtv16
06-30-2007, 11:53 PM
What will they think of next. . . . if only there were a way to take your camera under water too. . . hmmm maybe some day! :rolleyes:

Actually there is a casing available for D40 and D50 for underwater photography.

Check it out: http://www.fantasea.com/product_details.asp?id=223

ae86gtv16
07-01-2007, 12:18 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D50%20Images/Black%20and%20White/DSC_4646bw-1.jpg

K1W1
07-01-2007, 02:11 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1417/681724440_365c14f3f0_b.jpg

T06
07-01-2007, 02:11 AM
Plastic shopping bag with a hole in the bottom for the lens to stick through and a couple of rubber bands holding it around the lens hood.
The free solution! :-)

I think you just won a browny badge for recycler of the month.;):D

T06
07-01-2007, 04:07 AM
...is why I really came to this forum.
Nikon D200
2007/07/01 18:17:06.9
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 17-55mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/200 sec - F/2.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800

ae86gtv16
07-01-2007, 01:22 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D50%20Images/Landscape/DSC_3050-1.jpg

r3g
07-01-2007, 01:37 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1417/681724440_365c14f3f0_b.jpg


So what exactly is going on in this picture? LOL

Tony_V
07-01-2007, 03:07 PM
I rented a Nikon 70-200 VR lens for an event I will be attending next week. I was playing around with it and got this shot. I like it because of the depth of field. The shot was hand held with the VR on.

Nikon D80
Nikon 70-200 VR f2.8
1/40 sec
f2.8
200mm
ISO 1600

LR Max
07-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Random Cone.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1286/688273575_a79c68c6ed.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 65 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

gmtech79
07-02-2007, 06:18 PM
Nelson Atkins museum of art in Kansas City from this weekend.
18mm
5 seconds @ f/16
iso 100

dxrocnxj
07-02-2007, 09:13 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/701737970_814e3df3fa.jpg

first shot out the box.
everything was on auto.
35mm.

fionndruinne
07-02-2007, 11:25 PM
gmtech79, those are truly awesome colors. Excellent exposure.

dxrocnxj
07-04-2007, 01:27 AM
a day at the reservoir.
no flash. 35mm.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1326/714054266_8b5ffdfbac.jpg

Rooz
07-04-2007, 02:35 AM
great shot dylan.

gmtech79
07-04-2007, 04:55 AM
gmtech79, those are truly awesome colors. Excellent exposure.

Thank you.

Dust Bowl Refugee
07-04-2007, 06:31 AM
Cyclists arriving at the summit of Mont Ventoux, Provence, France.

D80, Tokina 10-17mm (set at 10mm), f3.5, 1/250sec, ISO 140

Alex D80
07-04-2007, 10:55 AM
a day at the reservoir.
no flash. 35mm.

Nice capture.

dxrocnxj
07-04-2007, 12:10 PM
thanks guys.

Prospero
07-04-2007, 04:04 PM
Here's a picture of the fountain in the Hofvijfer, taken with a D50 and a Sigma 17-70 at 62 mm, f/8, 1/1000s, ISO400. I recovered the highlights in Capture NX.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1223/714496905_1b6afc5d2c.jpg

dxrocnxj
07-04-2007, 10:23 PM
Cyclists arriving at the summit of Mont Ventoux, Provence, France.

D80, Tokina 10-17mm (set at 10mm), f3.5, 1/250sec, ISO 140

i really love everything about this capture.

Rooz
07-05-2007, 05:03 AM
a much happier bath.:D

Dust Bowl Refugee
07-05-2007, 05:08 AM
i really love everything about this capture.

Thank you, it was a bit lucky really, I was framing up for a landscape when the cyclists arrived. They looked disgustingly fresh after 15 miles up a mountain.....

Rooz
07-06-2007, 10:01 PM
i prefer the half moons to full.

toriaj
07-06-2007, 10:18 PM
Beautiful, Rooz! I think you are the official master of moon shots now :D

Rooz
07-06-2007, 10:43 PM
thanx tor...credit goes to the lens though. i didn't expect it to turn out this well fully extended with the TC. am pretty happy. :)
there's actually bugger all diffrence really between the original and the sharpened version. this time round i used 10% sharpening.

still no tripod, i don; think it makes the slightest bit of difference to tell you the truth. i will have to run a side by side test to check it out when i get it back.

Viky
07-06-2007, 11:23 PM
i prefer the half moons to full.

Very nice pic, a tad over sharpened though.

Half moons show a lot more detail whereas the full moon seems flat.

Rooz
07-06-2007, 11:46 PM
Very nice pic, a tad over sharpened though..

this is a crop of the original with no sharpening.

Viky
07-07-2007, 12:11 AM
I like this one better.... also the smaller size makes it look "sharp enough" even without the sharpening:)

K1W1
07-07-2007, 12:21 AM
I prefer the unsharpened one as well.
Great shot.

Rooz
07-07-2007, 12:38 AM
thanks for the feedback guys. :)

fionndruinne
07-07-2007, 11:00 AM
Here's a favorite from the recent celebratory gatherings hereabouts.

26372

f/7.1, 1/200 sec., ISO 800, -0.3 EV, spot meter @ 55mm

jcon
07-07-2007, 12:53 PM
Here are 2 I took on the night of the 4th. The first one I have been getting wonderful feedback on. They dont look as good resized for web. Both taken with D200 and 17-55 F2.8.

Pic 1 EXIF

15 second shutter
F/9
32mm
ISO200

Pic 2 EXIF

15 second shutter
F/9
45mm
ISO200

aparmley
07-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Both taken with the Sigma 10-20

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1320/747193281_bcf04b8a50.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1254/748046762_57fecaa72f.jpg

Rooz
07-07-2007, 04:57 PM
great shots jason. i prefer the second one.

andy, you tryin to torch you're truck with those fireworks mate ? its aswfull close ! :eek:

tcadwall
07-07-2007, 07:34 PM
Jason the first shot screams at me. I love it. It is the time of day... The lighting was perfect, and you exposed it very well... Sure you might have had to bump some saturation a bit, but it all is about recreating the moment. I think you did a great job on that one, and it probably is sellable.

500mL
07-07-2007, 08:19 PM
Finally got my D40 woohoo!! :D
Didn't get to play much with it yet but here's a couple of shots I took earlier to test it out. Cheers! :D

Closeup of a watch
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1003/751687242_f20d1a3eda.jpg

Rock pebbles (from a vase)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/751687272_5216305bde.jpg

jcon
07-07-2007, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the comments, Rooz.

Thank you very much Tcad. Ive heard the same from alot of others. I think I might get it printed into a gallery wrap for my studio. Thanks again for the kind words, I really appreciate it!

500ml, it looks like you are really going to enjoy your new toy!

500mL
07-08-2007, 08:35 AM
500ml, it looks like you are really going to enjoy your new toy!

jcon,

I'm definitely enjoying it. I'm starting to break it in big time :D
Here's a couple more shots from this morning. Cheers! :D

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1007/753788725_77a606f810.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/753788799_3e0ffe0167.jpg

r3g
07-08-2007, 12:45 PM
Wow 500mL that first shot is good! Love the lighting, color, and dof. Nice work :)

Rooz
07-09-2007, 04:19 AM
very nice shots 500. very impressive for your first handful with an slr. i was nowhere near that competant ! lol

something is off in that first flower photo, either the exposure or WB or something and i think it makes the photo look great ! lol

500mL
07-09-2007, 12:29 PM
very nice shots 500. very impressive for your first handful with an slr. i was nowhere near that competant ! lol

something is off in that first flower photo, either the exposure or WB or something and i think it makes the photo look great ! lol

Thanks Rooz!

Yeah I think my WB was in the Incandescent when I took the shot and the sunlight was pretty bright and that's what gave its blue cast. It did turn out better than I thought and it was pretty unique :D

-500mL-

Alex D80
07-09-2007, 01:06 PM
Here are 2 I took on the night of the 4th. The first one I have been getting wonderful feedback on. They dont look as good resized for web. Both taken with D200 and 17-55 F2.8.

Great pictures. 2nd picture is my favorite.

Bob_Benner
07-09-2007, 01:53 PM
Taken at the San Diego County Fair.
Nikon D200
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AFS
1/350's at f/7.1
ISO 100
58mm

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/Bob_Benner/Sports/airborn.jpg

XaiLo
07-09-2007, 03:17 PM
Heck of a capture there Bob.

Bob_Benner
07-09-2007, 03:27 PM
Thank you Xailo

gmtech79
07-09-2007, 04:36 PM
Another rose taken with an SB-800 and an umbrella (just playing with the new umbrella setup)
1/160 sec @ f/5
iso 100
18-200 VR @ 62mm

Shiney_McShine
07-09-2007, 06:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v115/planetscott/gt40.jpg

Rooz
07-09-2007, 06:41 PM
Bob and gm...they are both outstanding pics.
look at the blokes eyes in the bike one, what a great catch ! lol

shoeytennis
07-09-2007, 07:40 PM
i had to do it. surprisngly this one was my favorite.
handheld and bulb.

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1619/adsc0111py4.jpg

Bob_Benner
07-10-2007, 12:59 AM
Thanks Rooz :)

Geoff Chandler
07-10-2007, 08:14 AM
Sweetpea growing wild in my front garden
D80, Sigma 17 - 70

Shiney_McShine
07-10-2007, 11:17 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v115/planetscott/pinestII.jpg

From this morning on the way in to work. Ironic, across the street from this location are upscale condos.

Ric
07-10-2007, 11:35 AM
New DSLR user. D80 purchased on Friday. Old Minolta X-700

How large a file can I attach? These are reduced to 640x480.

aparmley
07-11-2007, 06:32 AM
New DSLR user. D80 purchased on Friday. Old Minolta X-700

How large a file can I attach? These are reduced to 640x480.

Theres something wrong with your downsizing because those images should look a lot better.

Look into Flickr.com - you can create a free account and they can host your images for you so you don't have to keep downsizing and uploading to the DCRP.

aparmley
07-11-2007, 06:33 AM
Sweetpea growing wild in my front garden
D80, Sigma 17 - 70

I wish some of the wildness that grows around my house looked that good. Nice shot Geoff; great colors.

r3g
07-11-2007, 04:21 PM
Technically this picture doesnt belong here seeing as i used my v705 but oh well. I like to be a rebel from time to time (ROFL)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1354/780814590_4f0f5ddf48_o.jpg

wh0128
07-11-2007, 06:56 PM
great shot Geoff with those flowers. I like the professional border with your signature. Looks really clean.

dxrocnxj
07-11-2007, 09:05 PM
just bored today, self portrait.

http://a823.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/101/l_14beedc6eb1f51b2e10a0e103a117b3e.jpg

sup ladies. :cool:
hahaha.

500mL
07-11-2007, 10:03 PM
A couple more product shots. Cheers! :D

Cell Phone
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1239/782422433_6f17cf7efc.jpg

Pyramid Paperweight
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1286/782422449_c05d8d97d0.jpg

Tomatoes!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1114/782422495_44073f1843.jpg

K1W1
07-12-2007, 03:49 AM
Look into Flickr.com - you can create a free account and they can host your images for you so you don't have to keep downsizing and uploading to the DCRP.

From memory the free Flickr account downsizes images to a maximum of 1024 pixels wide.

Geoff Chandler
07-12-2007, 05:03 AM
Beans growing in our garden
Never seen them with red and white flowers before

Dust Bowl Refugee
07-12-2007, 10:58 AM
Beans growing in our garden
Never seen them with red and white flowers before

I've never seen that either. You're not in a GM crop test area are you?

axoid
07-12-2007, 12:20 PM
Taken at the 2007 USGP, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Nikon D50
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G and Kenko 1.4x Pro Teleconverter
http://www.incom-racing.com/images/singles/renault_in_the_litter.jpg

r3g
07-12-2007, 02:53 PM
You might wana resize that.

Kellie
07-12-2007, 05:12 PM
Jason - your 4th shots are awesome!!

Dust Bowl Refugee - I love the perspective of the cyclists shot! Now my husband wants me to get a wode angle lens. LOL

This is a shot from Winter, WI where we spent a week at the cabins for our family reunion. I'm not actually sure who took this. It might have been my husband. He keeps stealing the camera. :eek:

Tamron 28-75 with circular polarizer
28mm
f/8
1/200 sec
ISO 100

aparmley
07-13-2007, 05:31 AM
From memory the free Flickr account downsizes images to a maximum of 1024 pixels wide.

I don't know if thats true or not, but still 1024 wide is too big to post in a forum - it would be a great improvement over uploading a file to the DCRP.

K1W1
07-13-2007, 06:12 AM
When I post pictures here they are always 1024 wide by default.
I think these days it's reasonable to assume that everybody is using a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 if not higher.

fionndruinne
07-13-2007, 05:55 PM
Picasa is a good, quick way to handle the resizes, I've found. When I export an edited file, I have the options for size and quality right there. And no editing program I know of beats Picasa for speed. That's a darn snappy little program.

I think 800x600 is best for posting in a forum, as it usually doesn't stretch the browser window, and require scrolling.

leyo04
07-14-2007, 01:18 AM
this is a zoomed image. just want to show a 50mm reverse sweet spot.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1211/806589010_d7eada25b5.jpg