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rawpaw18
07-14-2007, 04:31 AM
leyo nice shot, I did not know flies had lips:D

Geoff Chandler
07-14-2007, 04:48 PM
Anyone fancy a coffee??

swgod98
07-14-2007, 11:52 PM
This is my brother swimming in his IM earlier today...Unfortunately, he only took 1 breath during his butterfly stretch, and I didn't get the shot. What I was left with was him with his face buried in water :D

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1206/810335415_b3e2e21a66_b.jpg

Nikon D80 | 70-300VR @ 260mm | 1/1600 | f/5.6 | ISO 200

Rooz
07-15-2007, 12:36 AM
awesome clarity and detail !

spoonbb2
07-15-2007, 01:06 AM
Here is one of the photos I took during a night field trip for my photography class. We did this field trip to learn about long shutter. This one I post processed a little bit because it was kind of dark originally. I think this one was for 4 minutes. It was pretty cool! Oh and by the way this was at SUTRO BATHS in San Francisco.


http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e40/spoonbb2/DSC_0648.jpg

rawpaw18
07-15-2007, 04:21 AM
Great Photo ^^^^

Love the star trails

K1W1
07-15-2007, 05:28 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1083/817749584_40b1849a69_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

Rooz
07-15-2007, 07:35 AM
Here is one of the photos I took during a night field trip for my photography class. We did this field trip to learn about long shutter. This one I post processed a little bit because it was kind of dark originally. I think this one was for 4 minutes. It was pretty cool! Oh and by the way this was at SUTRO BATHS in San Francisco.

love that pic. whats the lightsource at the very back and why are the rocks white ? :confused:

spoonbb2
07-15-2007, 04:34 PM
love that pic. whats the lightsource at the very back and why are the rocks white ? :confused:

Thanks Rooz. As for the lightsource, it came from the Cliff House and also street lights had their share too. The rocks called SEAL ROCK are indeed white because of bird droppings from Sea Gulls. Seals used to hang out there therefore Sea Gulls were present. Long shutter photography is so cool! I think I want to go back again. :D

jcon
07-15-2007, 04:40 PM
What a great capture, K1W1!

K1W1
07-15-2007, 05:13 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1143/817751180_d6b8d12594_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikon 55-200VR lens

Alex D80
07-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Here is one of the photos I took during a night field trip for my photography class. We did this field trip to learn about long shutter. This one I post processed a little bit because it was kind of dark originally. I think this one was for 4 minutes. It was pretty cool! Oh and by the way this was at SUTRO BATHS in San Francisco.

Very nice capture.

Alex D80
07-15-2007, 05:16 PM
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikon 55-200VR lens

How long did you have to wait for that oportunity to happen. Very, very neat. Unless you planted it there, :p

K1W1
07-15-2007, 05:32 PM
It was a genuine shot in the game. From memory it actually ended up bouncing out rather than through the hoop.
I was trying get a Saturn effect (that's what I call it anyway) like the one below but that was too good to loose especially with the angle of the writing on the ball being almost perfect

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1026/817754402_4a28564553_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikon 55-200VR

500mL
07-15-2007, 06:16 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1115/823421794_ae900eb3a9.jpg

tekriter
07-15-2007, 07:38 PM
Just wanted to let all of you know that this thread has become the most inspiring thing I read online these days.

Humbling, too.

I have been shooting for forty years, and have been a Nikon guy since 1981 or so. I have shot in every imaginable light, from astrophotography to the sunlight on the escarpments in Saudi Arabia.

But in all of my years of shooting, I could maybe assemble half a dozen shots that would compare to what I've seen in this thread just in the last couple of weeks. Not a day goes by where I don't see an image that leaves me speechless.

I tip my cap to each and every one of you!

jcon
07-15-2007, 08:43 PM
Just wanted to let all of you know that this thread has become the most inspiring thing I read online these days.

Humbling, too.

I have been shooting for forty years, and have been a Nikon guy since 1981 or so. I have shot in every imaginable light, from astrophotography to the sunlight on the escarpments in Saudi Arabia.

But in all of my years of shooting, I could maybe assemble half a dozen shots that would compare to what I've seen in this thread just in the last couple of weeks. Not a day goes by where I don't see an image that leaves me speechless.

I tip my cap to each and every one of you!

That is probably one of the best compliments myself and everyone else here can get(whether theyll admit it or not). I agree, there are some very impressive shots here. I also believe you are selling yourself short, you are a very capable photographer too!

Again, thank you for the kind words.

Rooz
07-15-2007, 09:42 PM
It was a genuine shot in the game. From memory it actually ended up bouncing out rather than through the hoop.
I was trying get a Saturn effect (that's what I call it anyway) like the one below but that was too good to loose especially with the angle of the writing on the ball being almost perfect

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1026/817754402_4a28564553_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikon 55-200VR

man are you serious !! :eek::eek::eek:
incredible timing in both of these shots. quite obviously you cant shoot sports with the 55-200VR.:p

K1W1
07-15-2007, 10:06 PM
incredible timing in both of these shots. quite obviously you cant shoot sports with the 55-200VR.:p

Actually the timing isn't that hard the ball travels fairly slowly and into a very defined space I can get the "Saturn" effect probably 20% of the time if I concentrate. It's a lot easier than it would be with Basketball.
As far as shooting sports with the 55-200VR, I hate it! It's made me positive I need a 70-200VR now. It's all you lots fault! :D:D

D70FAN
07-16-2007, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I hate (to love) that darned lens too. It makes me wish every lens in my bag had VR.

shoeytennis
07-16-2007, 09:08 PM
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6898/adsc0205mu1.jpg

Turo
07-16-2007, 09:24 PM
My work is not quite the same caliber as you guys, but here you go...

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/pic3.jpg

Nikon D50
Nikkor 70-300 AF-S ED VR
Focal length 90mm
Shutter 1/800
Aperture 7.1
ISO 400

K1W1
07-16-2007, 10:25 PM
My work is not quite the same caliber as you guys, but here you go...


Sorry, I missed something there.
In what way is it not quite the same calibre?
That's a great shot and I'm jealous.

r3g
07-16-2007, 10:35 PM
My work is not quite the same caliber as you guys, but here you go...



your full of @#$%^ and you know it! :D:p;):cool::rolleyes:

Rooz
07-17-2007, 12:52 AM
My work is not quite the same caliber as you guys, but here you go...

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/public/pic3.jpg

Nikon D50
Nikkor 70-300 AF-S ED VR
Focal length 90mm
Shutter 1/800
Aperture 7.1
ISO 400

brilliant.

K1W1
07-17-2007, 06:31 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1127/836423751_9f0229a725_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 190 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Nikkor 55-200VR lens

Rooz
07-17-2007, 07:05 AM
and yet another great action shot. screw the lot of you bastards. i'm not posting in this thread again. i think i may post in the canon pic of the day thread where the standards are a little lower. :p

leyo04
07-17-2007, 08:24 AM
after the rain...

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/2007_07_16%20-%20AMK%20Park%20Macro/droplet.jpg

erichlund
07-17-2007, 09:32 AM
and yet another great action shot. screw the lot of you bastards. i'm not posting in this thread again. i think i may post in the canon pic of the day thread where the standards are a little lower. :p

Maybe we should start a Nikon dSLR "So-so POTD" thread. :);)

jcon
07-17-2007, 12:02 PM
and yet another great action shot. screw the lot of you bastards. i'm not posting in this thread again. i think i may post in the canon pic of the day thread where the standards are a little lower. :p


LMAO! Thats "effin" priceless Rooz!:D:D

r3g
07-17-2007, 12:12 PM
This is one of my favorites from that day.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1371/763231432_c1ac98836b_o.jpg

Alex D80
07-17-2007, 01:07 PM
and yet another great action shot. screw the lot of you bastards. i'm not posting in this thread again. i think i may post in the canon pic of the day thread where the standards are a little lower. :p

HEHEHEHEHehhehehehe... heheheh.... TOO much.. you are funny, funny man...

GaryS
07-17-2007, 02:10 PM
and yet another great action shot. screw the lot of you bastards. i'm not posting in this thread again. i think i may post in the canon pic of the day thread where the standards are a little lower. :p

Hey man..... Us Canon guys can hear you!!! LOL!

Although I have to admit, the quality of shots in this thread has been rather high. I wouldn't want to post here myself...

LR Max
07-17-2007, 04:19 PM
My crazy cat.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/832273611_b99d97e895.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 82 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Lense: 18-200VR

Lighting is a SB-800 laying on the floor to camera left. Dome diffuser used. TTL mode was chosen (sorry for the noob flash mode, but this was an oppurtunity shot, had to shoot fast or get nothing).

K1W1
07-17-2007, 04:31 PM
Although I have to admit, the quality of shots in this thread has been rather high.

I could fix that very easily.

K1W1
07-17-2007, 04:42 PM
This is one of my favorites from that day.


Reggie will you please stop posting 55-200VR images like that you will make all the 70-200 people sick about the extra money they have spent.

jeffdalt
07-17-2007, 05:30 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/480286002_327c139d84_o.jpg

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

TNB
07-17-2007, 06:19 PM
Reggie will you please stop posting 55-200VR images like that you will make all the 70-200 people sick about the extra money they have spent.

I sort of doubt that when it comes to low level lighting, i.e. F/4-5.6 v. F/2.8. For that matter, I own some less expensive Sigma lenses that will shine in performance as long the sun is shinning and they don't have to "hunt and seek". ;) Of course, as the sun drops and the action continues, out comes the F/2.8 lenses. Myself, I usually just leave the slower lenses packed away whenever I anticipate "speed" and low level light.

K1W1
07-17-2007, 06:55 PM
It was a joke. Maybe I should have added some :D:D:D

toriaj
07-17-2007, 10:47 PM
after the rain...

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/2007_07_16%20-%20AMK%20Park%20Macro/droplet.jpg

This is beautiful. I love the star effect.

spoonbb2
07-17-2007, 11:40 PM
This is beautiful. I love the star effect.

I agree. That water drop is just crystal clear. Nice capture.

Viky
07-18-2007, 01:05 AM
and yet another great action shot. screw the lot of you bastards. i'm not posting in this thread again. i think i may post in the canon pic of the day thread where the standards are a little lower. :p

LMAO:):):)

First, we'd have to start a "Canon Pic of the day thread" for you to post in, which we've been too lazy to do all these years;)

K1W1
07-18-2007, 02:13 AM
Snow where I live is rare and becoming more rare as we heat up.
This is the best snow for at least 10 years so excuse my excitement (kid in me). That's why I was outside 15 minutes before sunrise taking shots. :):)

You could say it's my best Frank Hurley imitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hurley) :):)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1344/844301336_68aa15dc4c_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 13 sec (13)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens Nikkor 50mm f1.8

Rooz
07-18-2007, 06:29 AM
my meagre attempt to feel like i belong in this group. pricks. :(

K1W1
07-18-2007, 06:59 AM
I dunno. It looks like a candidate for the Canon POTD to me. :)

Great shot!

tcadwall
07-18-2007, 07:08 AM
Nice shot Rooz, looks like you are going to have to stay in this thread.:cool:

Esoterra
07-18-2007, 09:20 AM
I took a little side trip up to Cedar Breaks yesteday. Here is my favorite shot, and the rest can be seen here (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/3170293#174374151)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/174374151-L.jpg

Esoterra
07-18-2007, 09:25 AM
my meagre attempt to feel like i belong in this group. pricks. :(

Great shot rooz... Tell me, is that the original size of the image, or did you crop the photo to zoom in closer? I have an old manual Nikkor 105mm Macro. I am disapointed with its minimum focus distance... its like I am almost a foot away from the subject and... if I could only get closer I could get some stunning close up shots. Also, Im thinking about getting some type of close up magnification tubes..any reccomendations~ im not sure about my old lens and compatibilty with a mag tube?

Thanks

r3g
07-18-2007, 02:08 PM
Reggie will you please stop posting 55-200VR images like that you will make all the 70-200 people sick about the extra money they have spent.




Mmmmm Warrior Girls.... Yum. :cool: Consider this a peace offering.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1330/847467312_60894e9191_o.jpg

Rooz
07-18-2007, 03:49 PM
Great shot rooz... Tell me, is that the original size of the image, or did you crop the photo to zoom in closer? I have an old manual Nikkor 105mm Macro. I am disapointed with its minimum focus distance... its like I am almost a foot away from the subject and... if I could only get closer I could get some stunning close up shots. Also, Im thinking about getting some type of close up magnification tubes..any reccomendations~ im not sure about my old lens and compatibilty with a mag tube?

Thanks

thanks mate.

no, that is not a crop. thats as is out of camera, resized and framed.

actually my min focus distance is a tad further away with the sigma than your nikkor but the 150mm gives me more in the frame to make up for it. i think any macro lens at the 100mm kind of length has the same MFD. doesn;t this have to do with filling the sesnor to 1:1 so effectively all macro's are roughly the same MFD when taking focal length into account ? :confused: i recall reading something about this a while ago but i may be wrong or just not paying close attention, those tech details are a bit too much for me. lol

anyway...i have the kenko tubes which are fantastic and get you much much closer. i'm planning on using them tonite and can show you how well they work with a good macro lens. i also did a test with the tubes on a non-macro lens to show the difference here.

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31431

wh0128
07-18-2007, 03:58 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1230/846824993_33e80a3318.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 1/90
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 55
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Flash: SB600

Isn't a macro lens but this is the closest I could get with my lens.

K1W1
07-18-2007, 11:35 PM
Last one I promise. Around 20 minutes before sunrise and still so dark I couldn't focus manually.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1349/844305052_09594e31b7_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 20 sec
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikkor 50mm f1.8

toriaj
07-18-2007, 11:52 PM
Isn't a macro lens but this is the closest I could get with my lens.

Wow. I am impressed! Especially knowing it was taken with the kit lens :D raises the bar for me ... lol

Rooz
07-19-2007, 07:02 AM
here are some with extn tubes on the sigma. these water drops were bloody small ! (WB adjustment on the blue one.)

leyo04
07-19-2007, 09:29 AM
nice sharp shot there rooz.

here's mine using extension tube with 50mm in front.

converted to b n w.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1084/852403322_df16471bee.jpg

jcon
07-19-2007, 12:36 PM
K1W1, when do I get to see a snowman picture?:D Although it doesnt appear you have gotten enough snow for that, yet.

Rooz, I auta slap the piss out of you for saying you dont belong in the POTD thread. Come on man, your last 3 shots alone are some of the best macros I have seen here. I really love the second one, seeing the reflectioin in the water drops is amazing!

Put the beer down and stop saying foolish things my friend!:p Except the Canon ribbing, keep that coming!:D

r3g
07-19-2007, 02:11 PM
I must admit this thread is getting hard to keep up with o_O

aparmley
07-19-2007, 05:19 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1198/854259651_c34c0ade90.jpg

D80 | Kit lens | 1 SB800 fired off camera left in a home made softbox.

Esoterra
07-19-2007, 05:49 PM
If somone asks you for a Buuuuuuuuuuuuud Light you say... "NO SPEAK ENGLISH"!

Turo
07-19-2007, 06:37 PM
Sorry, I missed something there.
In what way is it not quite the same calibre?
That's a great shot and I'm jealous.


your full of @#$%^ and you know it! :D:p;):cool::rolleyes:

Wow, thanks guys! I guess to me my pictures don't look nearly as nice as some of the others I have seen here. There are some incredible pictures in this thread, keep up the great work, all!

wh0128
07-19-2007, 06:52 PM
Rooz, that 150 Macro is starting to look like a lens that could be of good use in my camera bag:).

I love your shots and this thread is pretty hard to keep up with. If you miss a day you have to look back a couple of pages and catch up.

shoeytennis
07-19-2007, 07:57 PM
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/7572/adsc0050fi4.jpg

you guys are too good for me

taken in almost pitch dark

nikon d50
f1.8
1/13
enjoy.

wh0128
07-19-2007, 10:53 PM
Nice shot shoey!

What ISO setting did you use?

r3g
07-19-2007, 10:59 PM
Hope this is up to the standards :p

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1092/854035745_1a9c9cd810_o.jpg

achuang
07-19-2007, 11:30 PM
That's an amazing shot Rooz. How did you get so much of the frame in focus even at f14. This was my attempt at a reflection in a water droplet. You're really getting some great stuff out of that new sigma lens. Keep posting

Rooz
07-20-2007, 12:21 AM
That's an amazing shot Rooz. How did you get so much of the frame in focus even at f14.

extension tubes. nowehere near the same amount in-frame in focus without them. those smaller water drops are maybe 1-2mm i guess. its more mist than drops but the magnification of 58mm of tubes plus the lens means they look much bigger than they really were.

i think this puts to bed the argument that extn tubes degrade IQ. if they do, i sure can't notice much difference.

achuang
07-20-2007, 01:22 AM
extension tubes. nowehere near the same amount in-frame in focus without them. those smaller water drops are maybe 1-2mm i guess. its more mist than drops but the magnification of 58mm of tubes plus the lens means they look much bigger than they really were.

i think this puts to bed the argument that extn tubes degrade IQ. if they do, i sure can't notice much difference.

Ah that makes sense because I didn't think you could get that much DOF at f14 especially with a 150mm macro lens. Mine is 60mm so there should be slightly more DOF due to the shorter focal length. Was the SB600 on camera and bounced or off camera?

Rooz
07-20-2007, 01:41 AM
Ah that makes sense because I didn't think you could get that much DOF at f14 especially with a 150mm macro lens. Mine is 60mm so there should be slightly more DOF due to the shorter focal length. Was the SB600 on camera and bounced or off camera?

sb-600 off camera, bottom right. i can't explain the dof, sorry...i'm just not smart enuf. lol :D

achuang
07-20-2007, 01:44 AM
sb-600 off camera, bottom right. i can't explain the dof, sorry...i'm just not smart enuf. lol :D

:D Neither am I, I think we'll leave that up to coldrain to explain that to us.

K1W1
07-20-2007, 02:27 AM
Just to bring the standard back a bit and to raise a wistful smile amongst the male viewers. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/79/244333762_22e6d21e6e_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikkor 18-55 kit lens

shoeytennis
07-20-2007, 08:31 AM
Nice shot shoey!

What ISO setting did you use?

ISO 400 ima big fan of it.

Rooz
07-21-2007, 07:48 PM
using multiple flash to get my lighting and exposures right...
C&C welcome. (andy, could use a hand with this, tis harder than i thought. :p)

gmtech79
07-21-2007, 08:24 PM
Great shot Rooz. Very deep in thought and the lighting looks good to me. What did you have the speedlights set to? And what lens did you use, looks tack sharp to me.

Rooz
07-21-2007, 08:57 PM
sorry, i forgot the exif.

70-200mmVR (i adore this lens for its sharpness, contrast and speed...now i know why chris ross uses it so much for portrait photography.)
f4 1/60s 130mm

sb600 front right bounced off white kitchen cupboard @-0.7.
sb800 front left bounced off ceiling @ +1. with orange gel filter, (which added nice darkness to the image)

is there any way you can record exif from the remote flash settings ? onboard flash diffused using coldy's genius method of an empty teabag lol mind you at that distance away i dont think it gave any light anyway.

btw: i actually shot this in B&W rather than convert in PP so effectively this shot is completely untouched.

gmtech79
07-21-2007, 09:11 PM
AFAIK exif only shows if flash was fired and if any EC was applied.

gmtech79
07-21-2007, 09:15 PM
Forgot to post my pic. First try at shooting the moon.
1/25" @ f11
iso 200
18-200 VR @200mm
I think I need a bit of a longer lens to match the quality of the moon shots here, but anyways. What do you think?

r3g
07-21-2007, 10:02 PM
Was washing my hands when I notice the light coming into my bathroom in a pretty interesting way so I decided to play with it.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1112/867216239_9df944676d_o.jpg

dxrocnxj
07-21-2007, 11:06 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1116/867510947_5699bdd37a.jpg

f/3.5
1/20 sec.
iso 800
18mm

this was take at "the artist's cafe"
a bunch of spoken word poetry tonight
it was pretty dark in there.
any suggestions to help focus better in low light without flash?

r3g
07-21-2007, 11:35 PM
You COULD go up to ISO1600 but then noise may be too much for you. Beyond that all i can thing you can do is make sure you shoot raw and brighten the pictures up with some PP.

K1W1
07-22-2007, 04:02 AM
On the way to Soccer yesterday.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1052/863548598_7f2e3ada26_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Nikkor 50mm f1.8D lens

Geoff Chandler
07-22-2007, 04:42 PM
Another Cup of Coffee
I like Coffee - a lot!
We have a whole set of these cups - you may have seen the other
one I posted a while back.
Sad but true!!

K1W1
07-22-2007, 09:57 PM
I'd like to see the cup with a nice crema on the actual coffee. I think the contents don't live up to the expectation from the cup design.

T06
07-23-2007, 05:26 AM
Just south of Tirua, congrats on the rugby & the netball;)

aparmley
07-23-2007, 06:59 AM
using multiple flash to get my lighting and exposures right...
C&C welcome. (andy, could use a hand with this, tis harder than i thought. :p)

Looks really good to me Rooz - I like the B/W conversion. . . what was your setup?

Nervermind:


sorry, i forgot the exif.

70-200mmVR (i adore this lens for its sharpness, contrast and speed...now i know why chris ross uses it so much for portrait photography.)
f4 1/60s 130mm

sb600 front right bounced off white kitchen cupboard @-0.7.
sb800 front left bounced off ceiling @ +1. with orange gel filter, (which added nice darkness to the image)

is there any way you can record exif from the remote flash settings ? onboard flash diffused using coldy's genius method of an empty teabag lol mind you at that distance away i dont think it gave any light anyway.

btw: i actually shot this in B&W rather than convert in PP so effectively this shot is completely untouched.

When I have used it, I really enjoy shooting in the B/W mode on camera. I just never think of it and when I do I always remember something I read about how easy it is to convert to B/W and how hard it is to make a shot taken in B/W change to color 5 or 10 years down the road. . . LOL . . . so I usually just convert my B/Ws but I do like shooting in B/W mode but just don't do it enough.

K1W1
07-23-2007, 07:25 AM
Just south of Tirua, congrats on the rugby & the netball;)

Thanks although I can't actually take any credit. :) I just hope that we are winners in France in a couple of months.

I wish this had been completely in focus (no I didn't send it to the paper).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1309/863046328_1d473cdf7f_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 145 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Nikkor 55-200VR Lens

Alex D80
07-23-2007, 11:37 AM
using multiple flash to get my lighting and exposures right...
C&C welcome. (andy, could use a hand with this, tis harder than i thought. :p)

Rooz, very nice capture there. Looks very sharp and the b&w effect looks neat with the flash around you.

You see, you do belong here.

Alex D80
07-23-2007, 11:38 AM
Was washing my hands when I notice the light coming into my bathroom in a pretty interesting way so I decided to play with it.


Neat lighting. Very good capture.

Rooz
07-23-2007, 05:19 PM
When I have used it, I really enjoy shooting in the B/W mode on camera. I just never think of it and when I do I always remember something I read about how easy it is to convert to B/W and how hard it is to make a shot taken in B/W change to color 5 or 10 years down the road. . . LOL . . . so I usually just convert my B/Ws but I do like shooting in B/W mode but just don't do it enough.

thanks, i used a homemade lightbox for this jammed over the flash which really softened the light and gave it a much more even cast imo.

shoot raw and you can always change it back to colour whenever you want. the main reason i shot in b&W is cos i wanted the pic to be B&W and with digital now you can see the BW preview as it will be rather than wondering if it "works" in BW from colour or not.

the beauty of digital and raw never ceases to amaze. :)

tekriter
07-23-2007, 05:49 PM
I didn't know Corona made lighting equipment...
:p:p

XaiLo
07-23-2007, 06:47 PM
So Rooz, how much does the soft box retail for. Real nice capture btw.

Reg would like to see that pic in pure B&W.

K1W1, the town pic almost looks like a model town love the mood.

ScottC219
07-23-2007, 07:49 PM
Taken on a recent trip to a Port House in Oporto, Portugal.
First time posting a picture, so constructive criticism is welcome (and encouraged).

It was pretty dark so ISO was bumped up a bit as this was taken handheld. When converted to sepia, I think the noise adds to the effect.

Exif highlights:
D50
Kit Lens
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperature: f/3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/10
ISO: 1600

shoeytennis
07-23-2007, 08:37 PM
Have two pictures .

nikon d50
sigma 28-70 apo
any further questions or comments about the pictures let me know.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/225/adsc0192cy6.jpg

http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/2706/adsc0229zm5.jpg

K1W1
07-23-2007, 08:43 PM
Have two pictures .

nikon d50
sigma 28-70 apo
any further questions or comments about the pictures let me know.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/225/adsc0192cy6.jpg


I'm not sure that I see the symbolism in the power lines. For us less artistic people can you please explain the thinking behind the image composition
Thanks.

500mL
07-23-2007, 09:53 PM
Coming back from camping over the weekend, I was able to get some shots. Here's a couple of them and the rest can be seen in my Flickr. Cheers! :D

Candlelight
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1067/880934271_a0ffd0bd98.jpg

Stream
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/880934609_ff15d12b5b.jpg

Rooz
07-24-2007, 12:02 AM
Stream
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/880934609_ff15d12b5b.jpg

thats a screamer. exif please. :)

T06
07-24-2007, 02:04 AM
Taken on a recent trip to a Port House in Oporto, Portugal.
First time posting a picture, so constructive criticism is welcome (and encouraged).



MATE!!!!. If you are going to post pics like this then please keep on doing so. The effect to me is spot on & it's a keeper for the wall, well done.

Rooz
07-24-2007, 03:38 AM
Taken on a recent trip to a Port House in Oporto, Portugal.
First time posting a picture, so constructive criticism is welcome (and encouraged).

It was pretty dark so ISO was bumped up a bit as this was taken handheld. When converted to sepia, I think the noise adds to the effect.

great shot ! love the atmosphere you captured in the pic which is often the hardest thing of all to get. i think it could probably do with a bit of a boost in contrast though, it looks a tad flat ?

remember, the the best way to encourage feedback on your pics is to give feedback to others, both positive and room for improvment. there's nothing worse than people expecting to get feedback whenever they post a pic but never giving feedback to others.

welcome to the forum and hope to see you posting more ! :D

T06
07-24-2007, 04:37 AM
Nikon D200
2007/07/18 13:21:28.9
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 17-55mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/800 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: More vivid
White Balance: Color Temp. (5600 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
Image Comment: Copyright 2
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

T06
07-24-2007, 04:47 AM
Orca herding fish to the shore to feed on.

500mL
07-24-2007, 07:54 AM
thats a screamer. exif please. :)

Hey Rooz,

The shot is originally in color and I just figured making it black and white would make it more dramatic. But here's the Exif for that stream shot:

Exposure: 3 sec.
Aperture: f/29
Focal Length: 30mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2 EV
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure Program: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual

-500mL-

shoeytennis
07-24-2007, 08:04 AM
I'm not sure that I see the symbolism in the power lines. For us less artistic people can you please explain the thinking behind the image composition
Thanks.

ha none there was just no way to get em out of the shot with all of the sky.

K1W1
07-24-2007, 04:30 PM
Ta.
I just wondered if there was something in the shot that I couldn't see especially with the positioning of the person.
You could have given some deep mumbo jumbo arty explanation about the relationship between the power of the human spirit and it's relationship with the power of nature as symbolised by the power created by humans (lines) and we probably all would have nodded blankly and thought that you were some sort of artistic genius.
:D:D

Esoterra
07-24-2007, 05:55 PM
The weather turned nasty on us yesterday, and I was out taking pictures, against common sense. I was testing out my new MC-36 remote, and I have to say, its amazing. This is what I got.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/176696465-L.jpg

K1W1
07-24-2007, 06:15 PM
I'm glad that you have no common sense. Great capture.

TNB
07-24-2007, 07:26 PM
I was testing out my new MC-36 remote, and I have to say, its amazing.
Nice shot, but I'm curious as to why you purchased the MC-36 since the D200 has a built-in intervalometer? Basically, what differences do you find between the two other than the cord? Have you tried the ML-3 Remote for the D200 (not to be confused with the ML-L3 for the D50/70s)? Thanks.

SantaCruz
07-24-2007, 08:41 PM
The weather turned nasty on us yesterday, and I was out taking pictures, against common sense. I was testing out my new MC-36 remote, and I have to say, its amazing. This is what I got.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/176696465-L.jpg

All right, I've seen enough... You folks have corrupted me forever. I'm off the the camera store... :( Oh well, it's only money...

Esoterra
07-24-2007, 10:23 PM
Nice shot, but I'm curious as to why you purchased the MC-36 since the D200 has a built-in intervalometer? Basically, what differences do you find between the two other than the cord? Have you tried the ML-3 Remote for the D200 (not to be confused with the ML-L3 for the D50/70s)? Thanks.

Darell, where the heck have you been? I tried calling your cell phone but I guess its disconected? Yes, the D200 has some of the features built in but you never know how long your shutter is left open when you go to Bulb mode... well unless you have good mental timing or a watch on hand. The MC-36 has a timer that lets me pin point my exposures to the second~ I find it rocks the most with long exposure over 30 seconds. The D200 has the built in Intervalometer which I find to be cumbersome to say the least. The MC-36 does the same thing, but is much much faster to set up and change, expecially when the light conditions may be changing rapidly. With the MC-36 my exposures comes out exactly how I want, rather than guessing on how long the shutter has been left open. Hope this helps.

toriaj
07-24-2007, 10:40 PM
Chris, that shot is amazing!! I went to your site hoping for EXIF and more shots from the series, to no avail :( I hope to see more though! And I noticed your new wedding up, that 2nd shot with the flower girl and the harp is ... ethereal. Wow. The lighting on #13 is interesting, too. And I love your trademark zoom effect, especially on #22. Great work!

Esoterra
07-24-2007, 11:05 PM
Chris, that shot is amazing!! I went to your site hoping for EXIF and more shots from the series, to no avail :( I hope to see more though! And I noticed your new wedding up, that 2nd shot with the flower girl and the harp is ... ethereal. Wow. The lighting on #13 is interesting, too. And I love your trademark zoom effect, especially on #22. Great work!

Thanks for the nice comments. If you hold your moise over the right side of the images on my website, a little slide box opens up... from there you can click on the icon "Photo Info" and it will give you the EXIF data, but just in case, here is the EXIF data from the picture:

Date Modified 2007-07-24 16:45:45
Date Taken 2007-07-23 09:10:21
Camera NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D200
Exposure Time 2.5s (25/10)
Aperture f/11.0
ISO 100
Focal Length 32mm (48mm 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 3872 x 2592
File Name Dark-Light-1.jpg
File Size 4.57 MB

TNB
07-25-2007, 12:31 AM
Chris,

I've been fine and somewhat busy--I'm supposed to shoot the LV51's this week though I passed on today since it is a special day. I also have a new cell number since I switched phone carriers; however, since I have a Blackberry, emails will go to my telephone. Consequently, no excuse for not being able to get in touch. Shame, shame. LOL. Mental timing--one thousand one, one thousand two, etc.

At one point in time, I was considering the MC-36, but I don't want the cord. I was also informed that the inexpensive RPS wireless isn't that great, which is another reason I brought up the question of the Nikon ML-3 Remote which I know is pricy. I'm also considering something like the Pocket Wizard, but that is probably not going to happen unless I end up using both multi-SB800s and other lights.

And thanks for the "timing" information.

toriaj
07-25-2007, 03:15 AM
... but I was hoping to get some comments from the "other side of the camp" too when I posted these shots under "Tips and Techniques."

Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho:
18mm, 1/50 sec., f/13, ISO 200
26830

This lake is barely visible in the shot above. It is on the left, between the first and second bridge supports.
220 mm., 1/500 sec., f/8, ISO 200
26831

Comments, criticism, and edits welcome!

Rooz
07-25-2007, 03:35 AM
tor that first one is beautiful ! :) i think the bridge is a little too close to the top though. i would try sacrificing the foreground to unsquash the top of the bridge.

r3g
07-25-2007, 08:02 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1233/895250077_64d9c57d4d_o.jpg

Esoterra
07-25-2007, 09:06 AM
... but I was hoping to get some comments from the "other side of the camp" too when I posted these shots under "Tips and Techniques."

Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho:
18mm, 1/50 sec., f/13, ISO 200
26830

This lake is barely visible in the shot above. It is on the left, between the first and second bridge supports.
220 mm., 1/500 sec., f/8, ISO 200
26831

Comments, criticism, and edits welcome!

I like the first picture a lot- give more sky above the bridge and pull down the highlights is all I would do. Might need a wide angle to fit more of the bridge and sky in the image. What time of the day did you take it? You might get even better lighting if you were on the other side of the bridge or took this shot at the opposite time of day... morning instead of evening or vice versa. Throw on a neutral density filter and even a tobacco GNDF and voi~la. Great shot. My wifes uncle lives in Twin Falls, and we have traversed that bridge many times. I can't beleive I didnt know it was that beutiful... i guess it pays to open my eyes every once in a while heh?

toriaj
07-25-2007, 02:13 PM
Thanks, Rooz and Chris. Similar comments were made in the other thread, so I tried adding some sky: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=239508&posted=1#post239508

Chris, it's nice to be visiting your territory, for a change :) now you know how I feel when you inspire me in my own area! It really was beautiful. I took it at 6:30 p.m. I would have loved to spend more time, but we were on a "quick" 500-mile trip to Boise! But I didn't see the Twin falls, or get to go to the other side of the bridge, where I did see a long, thin waterfall down the side of the gorge. There were beautiful walkways and viewing platforms. It really was very smoky, though. I hope the fires are out now. And next time I go through Idaho, I'll plan some time in Twin Falls :D

Chris, if you have time, or anyone else, would you mind doing a quick edit to show me what you have in mind with pulling down the highlights?

jcon
07-25-2007, 02:39 PM
At one point in time, I was considering the MC-36, but I don't want the cord. I was also informed that the inexpensive RPS wireless isn't that great, which is another reason I brought up the question of the Nikon ML-3 Remote which I know is pricy.

The ML-3 is a great remote. I dont own one yet, due to its price, but had a chance to use one for a short time and its amazing. I WILL be getting one, and if you are in need of a remote, pick one up!

aparmley
07-25-2007, 06:58 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1260/899491123_9e155cd056.jpg

Cheap old D80 + kit lens + 1 SB-800 + 1 Mug + 1 Buuuuuuud light

Ok. . .

I couldn't decide which one I like the best:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1239/899525811_978bb6e303.jpg

jcon
07-25-2007, 08:56 PM
How many "takes" did you go through, Andy? And were you sober afterwards? :D

Esoterra
07-25-2007, 10:11 PM
Thanks, Rooz and Chris. Similar comments were made in the other thread, so I tried adding some sky: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=239508&posted=1#post239508

Chris, it's nice to be visiting your territory, for a change :) now you know how I feel when you inspire me in my own area! It really was beautiful. I took it at 6:30 p.m. I would have loved to spend more time, but we were on a "quick" 500-mile trip to Boise! But I didn't see the Twin falls, or get to go to the other side of the bridge, where I did see a long, thin waterfall down the side of the gorge. There were beautiful walkways and viewing platforms. It really was very smoky, though. I hope the fires are out now. And next time I go through Idaho, I'll plan some time in Twin Falls :D

Chris, if you have time, or anyone else, would you mind doing a quick edit to show me what you have in mind with pulling down the highlights?

This is the best I could do with the blown out highlights...as a rule of thumb, I prefer to under expose and then pull out the highlights as needed vs. fixing over exposed images

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1099/901751050_1c485959bc_o.jpg

Esoterra
07-25-2007, 10:11 PM
double post sorry

Classic96
07-25-2007, 10:59 PM
Here is a new version on an Mother's Day photo I took this year. Still learning CS3, but the skin is much more even this time around in my opinion. Thoughts?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1351/902049320_6a557b1e9e_o.jpg

Rooz
07-25-2007, 11:13 PM
Cheap old D80 + kit lens + 1 SB-800 + 1 Mug + 1 Buuuuuuud light

Ok. . .

I couldn't decide which one I like the best:



i love both of em. great pics.
shame about the beer...:D

classic: that skin toning looks excellent. very even and natural looking. i wish i could do it that well.

Classic96
07-25-2007, 11:22 PM
It's not hard at all. I found this tutorial online. Once you learn how to tweak his ideas to fit your photo/subject, the results can be stunning. Now I just need to start taking better pictures in the first place lol.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=171753

aparmley
07-26-2007, 05:01 AM
How many "takes" did you go through, Andy? And were you sober afterwards? :D

Many takes. . . first I shot just the glass to make sure I had the proper exposure to black-out the kitchen table and wall in the background and the specular highlights were where I wanted them, then I started to pour. I only have a hand full of shots pouring the beer.

I did a second take with a different glass and I like those better.

No Thankfully, I was not sober. :D

aparmley
07-26-2007, 05:03 AM
shame about the beer...:D


I know thats right. . . . :o

Rooz
07-26-2007, 07:29 AM
how bad must the food be in this joint when he decides to eat the table ? :D

P.S: just in case...
P.S.S: just jokes sweetheart... that vege mash was wonderful. i love your cooking ! :)

jcon
07-26-2007, 08:19 AM
Excellent, Rooz! That expression is priceless!

toriaj
07-26-2007, 06:50 PM
Thanks, Chris. I always appreciate seeing someone else's "take" on a picture :D I actually pulled up the exposure on this quite a bit, so I have some room to play with there anyway.

TNB
07-26-2007, 07:10 PM
The ML-3 is a great remote. I dont own one yet, due to its price, but had a chance to use one for a short time and its amazing. I WILL be getting one, and if you are in need of a remote, pick one up!
Thanks. I have yet to try one out though I probably should have when I was visiting the Samy's camera stores. Then again, I may have bought one if I had tried it. Sort of like when I tried the D200--you know, don't really "need" it, but once it's in your hands.... ;) I guess it's a good thing I didn't have enough for that Hasselblad H3D-39 either. :eek:

Esoterra
07-26-2007, 09:24 PM
Yeah the ML-3 looks like a pretty cool remote. For my intended use, the only draw back to it is that it has no LCD display on the remote showing you how long your exposure is. So for shots in Bulb mode, you are still left to guessing or using a wrist watch. Now if they made the the MC-36 wireless...now that would be a killer remote. Its all about prefrence.

dxrocnxj
07-27-2007, 01:06 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1120/867500449_e37957e669.jpg

just a picture of me and the boys.
put it up on a tripod and self timed it for 10 seconds.

K1W1
07-27-2007, 06:16 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/486065391_64b17c2744_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

Kellie
07-27-2007, 05:05 PM
3 year old watching a waterfall. She was fascinated and could have stayed there all day.

Tamron 28-75/2.8 @ 55mm, f/3.5, 1/125s

Rooz
07-27-2007, 05:22 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/486065391_64b17c2744_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 200
18-55 kit lens

what a shame photos cant record sound. is that an old commando ? beautiful bike.

T06
07-28-2007, 03:55 AM
what a shame photos cant record sound. is that an old commando ? beautiful bike.

... basically the name Triton is from Norton & Triumph. They put a Triumph motor into a Norton featherbed frame, very very hard to beat in it's day;), then again don't ask me as I couldn't even walk back then.:D

T06
07-28-2007, 04:11 AM
For the uninitiated this bike is nearing a 1.1 ratio of hp per kilo since I took the stock exhaust mufflers off & the catalytic converter & replaced with a aftermarket exhaust that weighed more than 10kgs less. The WSBK( world superbikes ), never had power like this only not so long ago, now it's legal on the roads worldwide. I have been riding m/bikes since I was 8 years old as in dirt & road, now 35 years later I have the pleasure to own a bike that I think is even a bigger feat than a 70-200VR.;):eek::D
Nikon D200
2007/07/28 13:24:31.5
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
1/180 sec - F/11

K1W1
07-28-2007, 04:32 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/926156182_98523c549d_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 102 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200VR lens

K1W1
07-28-2007, 04:34 AM
... basically the name Triton is from Norton & Triumph. They put a Triumph motor into a Norton featherbed frame, very very hard to beat in it's day;), then again don't ask me as I couldn't even walk back then.:D

Very good.

This is what I do when I'm not being a bus for the kids. This is a ride last Sunday over some snow bordered roads north of Melbourne.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1241/869484536_f560ce9627_o.jpg

Rooz
07-28-2007, 05:28 AM
a tiny spider maybe 1cm...the size of an ant. bloody small. :eek:

sb800 front right
sb600 rear/ top/ left

pretty good job MF on this one especially at this magnification.

K1W1
07-28-2007, 05:36 AM
How did you get it to stand still and smile?

achuang
07-28-2007, 06:01 AM
That looks like a really nice view there K1W1, where is it? Looks pretty high up because you're above the clouds. Great shot Rooz, your macros are just getting better and better especially with the off camera lighting. It's tempting for me to get a SB800 to supplement the SB600 I have.

gmtech79
07-28-2007, 09:09 AM
Great spider shot Rooz!!

Kind of an old one but one of the first I took with the 18-200 VR, I like the perspective.
18-200 @ 18mm
1/25" @ f5.6 iso 800

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1266/928748638_df53abfa29.jpg

Classic96
07-28-2007, 10:27 AM
My son and our family dog Jack-Jack.

Nikon D50
55-200mm ED VR @66mm
f/4.1
1/60
+.7 EV
SB-800 bounced on ceiling

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/924800080_c721c45284_o.jpg

bobc4d
07-28-2007, 06:42 PM
This is my first outing with the D40 and my first 'real' photo outing in a long time. it is of my son's soccer (football) team and a goal they scored. He didn't score it, he was at mid field.

r3g
07-28-2007, 06:51 PM
It sucks trying to get a decent shot of him. His hair is so bright in the day light its easy to overexpose it.

116mm
1/100
F4.8
ISO200

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1350/932608415_32ada90bda_o.jpg

Rooz
07-28-2007, 06:52 PM
nice shot there and welcome to the foum. what lens did you use for that.

K1W1
07-28-2007, 07:09 PM
where is it? Looks pretty high up because you're above the clouds.

The road from Marysville to Lake Mountain. Looking north towards the Cathedral Ranges.

achuang
07-28-2007, 07:22 PM
The road from Marysville to Lake Mountain. Looking north towards the Cathedral Ranges.

I've been there, although it's been a while. I'll take a drive up there when i get some time. Here's a shot taken a few days ago. Exif: 1/200, f/10, ISO 400, 60mm, with SB600 on camera bounced above and behind.

Classic96
07-28-2007, 09:00 PM
Yet another dog photo... he seemed to be pretty interested in having his picture taken today :p . Here he is with my wife. Post processing done with CS3

Nikon D50
55-200mm ED VR @68mm
f/4.2
1/60
+.65 EV
SB-800 bounced on ceiling

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1183/934649796_ae42d9c4cb_o.jpg

Esoterra
07-28-2007, 10:13 PM
Yet another dog photo... he seemed to be pretty interested in having his picture taken today :p . Here he is with my wife. Post processing done with CS3

Nikon D50
55-200mm ED VR @68mm
f/4.2
1/60
+.65 EV
SB-800 bounced on ceiling



Awesome shot Classic96. I hope you don't mind but I couldnt resist touching up these photos. A little crop and soft focus. What a great shot you took.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1397/935321068_cc41c8e999.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1372/935320748_b550d61c35.jpg

Classic96
07-28-2007, 10:18 PM
I really like your B&W version! Thanks for sharing, I'll need to work on my own conversion now :D:D

shoeytennis
07-28-2007, 10:46 PM
nikon d50
sigma 70-300 apo
any other questions or info let me know.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7449/adsc0043copyvn1.jpg

Rooz
07-29-2007, 01:00 AM
I've been there, although it's been a while. I'll take a drive up there when i get some time. Here's a shot taken a few days ago. Exif: 1/200, f/10, ISO 400, 60mm, with SB600 on camera bounced above and behind.

that is a beautiful shot. love the saturated green and the dof. i'd hang that on my wall in a heartbeat.

achuang
07-29-2007, 01:45 AM
that is a beautiful shot. love the saturated green and the dof. i'd hang that on my wall in a heartbeat.

Thanks for the compliment Rooz, I've always loved taking close up shots of flowers and whatever else I can find but have been trying to shoot more lately after seeing what you've been producing. I've also been trying macros with flash seeing the depth of field at f14 you can get. It's just too hard to get decent shutter speeds with natural light at f14, so flash has helped. Thanks for the inspiration.

Andrew

Kellie
07-29-2007, 08:14 AM
This was grainy so I thought it would look better converted to b&w. I must admit that I do sort of like the film grain look on b&w. I printed this on my Epson R260 (that I got free after rebate) on high quality paper and it looks awesome! That cheapie printer keeps amazing me. It's better than the Costco prints I've been getting.

50mm f/1.8 @ 2.8, 1/125s, ISO 400

10.5 month old playing peek-a-boo

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1120/920888734_daf42d608d.jpg

XaiLo
07-29-2007, 08:49 AM
That's a very precious capture Kellie. :)

Camerajunkie
07-29-2007, 11:59 AM
This was grainy so I thought it would look better converted to b&w. I must admit that I do sort of like the film grain look on b&w. I printed this on my Epson R260 (that I got free after rebate) on high quality paper and it looks awesome! That cheapie printer keeps amazing me. It's better than the Costco prints I've been getting.

50mm f/1.8 @ 2.8, 1/125s, ISO 400

10.5 month old playing peek-a-boo

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1120/920888734_daf42d608d.jpg

I just LOVE that picture. And what an adorable baby to boot!

CJ

gmtech79
07-29-2007, 03:11 PM
Great shot shoeytennis, I have tried bird shots but no such luck.
Kellie that is a very cute kid you got there.

Went out for a walk last night and wanted to try some stuff I read on Dave Black's website,
a technique he calls "moody blue". Look here (http://www.daveblackphotography.com/)for more.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1238/933514859_bab3c04a56.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:95 mm
ISO Speed:100

aparmley
07-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Kellie thats a wonderful capture you have there. I love photographing my niece and nephew so much because of those priceless momentary expressions you caputred so nicely here. The B/W works great too.

gmtech79 - very very nice capture there - the colors just blow me away, great exposure. I could do with a little less space on top, crop off about the top 10%, print, frame, hang! Nicely done.

gmtech79
07-29-2007, 06:11 PM
gmtech79 - very very nice capture there - the colors just blow me away, great exposure. I could do with a little less space on top, crop off about the top 10%, print, frame, hang! Nicely done.

Thanks a lot, yea I wasn't sure what to do with that, cropping always seems a little tricky for me between getting aspect ratios right for prints and then making sure the crop is still good for visual interest.

wh0128
07-29-2007, 07:25 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=945581456&size=m

Not really an artistic photograph but this engine was HUGE at the hydroplane races today.

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/9.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

TNB
07-29-2007, 08:44 PM
Kellie,
Nice shot.

A sample from last night.

D200, 70-200 with 1.7x TC
Handheld / No Flash / Manual Mode
1/400 at F/4.8, ISO 1000

http://www.tnbproductions.com/TNBLV51s1.jpg

toriaj
07-29-2007, 08:44 PM
Thanks a lot, yea I wasn't sure what to do with that, cropping always seems a little tricky for me between getting aspect ratios right for prints and then making sure the crop is still good for visual interest.

I've started adding borders to my non-standard crops for printing. See this example:

26938
The border aligns to a 4x6 print. After printing, I can cut off the excess border if I want to. I've also started doing this for shots when I cropped it so small that it won't print well at 4x6 (shh, don't tell anyone)

Esoterra
07-29-2007, 08:57 PM
Great shot shoeytennis, I have tried bird shots but no such luck.
Kellie that is a very cute kid you got there.

Went out for a walk last night and wanted to try some stuff I read on Dave Black's website,
a technique he calls "moody blue". Look here (http://www.daveblackphotography.com/)for more.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1238/933514859_bab3c04a56.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:95 mm
ISO Speed:100

Great shot. I checked out the website you listed and couldnt find moody blue anywhere. Would you mind posting a link to the tutorial (if there is one) on this moody blue technique~ I really like it.

Thanks

K1W1
07-29-2007, 11:19 PM
Great shot. I checked out the website you listed and couldnt find moody blue anywhere. Would you mind posting a link to the tutorial (if there is one) on this moody blue technique~ I really like it.

Thanks

I think it's this page
(http://www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop/02-2006.htm)

K1W1
07-30-2007, 02:07 AM
Great shot shoeytennis, I have tried bird shots but no such luck.

I agree. How the heck do you get them to stay still in mid air like that?
When I try it they always fly away! :confused::confused:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/744439686_8f9455d21c_b.jpg

Maybe my aperture is not correct or something? Or should I just buy a D200 instead or one of the KR recommended helium filled lenses? :-)

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200

gmtech79
07-30-2007, 07:00 AM
Read some of these articles from the "workshop at the ranch" here (http://www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop/index.htm), he talks a lot about using multiple speedlights and "moody blue"

jcon
07-30-2007, 03:28 PM
I agree. How the heck do you get them to stay still in mid air like that?
When I try it they always fly away! :confused::confused:

Maybe my aperture is not correct or something? Or should I just buy a D200 instead or one of the KR recommended helium filled lenses? :-)

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200

K1W1, your shutter is way to slow to stop the action, thus resulting in your blurred birds. Hope this helps.:)

SantaCruz
07-30-2007, 08:45 PM
New camera, local waterfront...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0217c.jpg

Camera: D40x
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture: f6.3
Shutter Speed: 4 sec.
ISO: 400
Metering: Pattern
WB: Auto
Comp: None

spoonbb2
07-30-2007, 10:25 PM
My attempt at shooting birds. Not flying but he has a watchful eye. :cool:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e40/spoonbb2/DSC_0890.jpg

wh0128
07-30-2007, 10:50 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1209/947786132_d52d7c8c3e.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.022 sec (1/45)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

One of my friends had this friend that wanted a couple of pictures of his R6 so we decided to take a little photo shoot of both the R6 and the a Dodge Neon.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1354/947786170_8a278b5e7c.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Any suggestions on either photo would be helpful. The vignetting is from my post processing. I think it adds to the composition to direct your eye towards both the bike and the rim.

r3g
07-30-2007, 10:52 PM
<3 the R6 ;)

Dust Bowl Refugee
07-31-2007, 02:53 AM
I agree. How the heck do you get them to stay still in mid air like that?
When I try it they always fly away! :confused::confused:

Maybe my aperture is not correct or something? Or should I just buy a D200 instead or one of the KR recommended helium filled lenses? :-)

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200


A D200 will not solve your problem! This will only be resolved with a D2H or a D2X and a couple of fast primes> If you don't buy one of these the birds will know and will never hover in front of you :-)

K1W1
07-31-2007, 04:56 AM
A D200 will not solve your problem! This will only be resolved with a D2H or a D2X and a couple of fast primes> If you don't buy one of these the birds will know and will never hover in front of you :-)

"Darling a guy on a web site told me I needed to spend Aus$5949.00 on a D2Xs body to attach to my Aus$150.00 50mm f1.8 lens so I can get some decent bird shots once or twice a year so I just ordered one. Is that okay?"

This will probably be my very last post ever on any web site.
Thanks for the advice. :D:D

I'm glad the original bird pick I posted was a joke otherwise I would be in very serious trouble about now. :)

K1W1
07-31-2007, 05:08 AM
Bird in flight.
I reckon I just about nailed it this time and with a D50 at that.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/348491469_2a403d38c2_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Nikon 18-55 kit lens

r3g
07-31-2007, 12:15 PM
Guess Ill join the bike train. This is when I was in my streetfighter phase hints the missing windscreen.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/464839333_ec699a9383_o.jpg

erichlund
07-31-2007, 04:04 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1233/895250077_64d9c57d4d_o.jpg

A little fill flash would have helped this photo immensely. I like to take pictures of people backlit like this, because it opens up their eyes. But, you have to compensate with some reflected light or fill flash, or you end up having your subject becoming a shadow.

r3g
07-31-2007, 09:39 PM
A little fill flash would have helped this photo immensely. I like to take pictures of people backlit like this, because it opens up their eyes. But, you have to compensate with some reflected light or fill flash, or you end up having your subject becoming a shadow.



I tried fill flash with the light behind her. Even with the flash turned down as low as it would go it always completely blew out the background. Id show you but i already deleted the RAW files

wh0128
07-31-2007, 10:55 PM
r3g,
If you don't use fill flash next time just try using a white reflector or gold reflector to bounce some of the sun's rays back to her face.

achuang
08-01-2007, 06:18 AM
I tried fill flash with the light behind her. Even with the flash turned down as low as it would go it always completely blew out the background. Id show you but i already deleted the RAW files

Nice shot r3g. I think you meant the opposite, because the lower the flash level the more blownout the background would be. With the flash turned up higher the difference between your subject and background would be less so would blow out the background less.

r3g
08-01-2007, 09:05 AM
Nice shot r3g. I think you meant the opposite, because the lower the flash level the more blownout the background would be. With the flash turned up higher the difference between your subject and background would be less so would blow out the background less.


Had i known that we wouldnt be having this conversation ;):rolleyes::p:cool: Youd think it was the other way around -_- lesson learned!

LR Max
08-01-2007, 02:40 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/967720487_9b7a1b9eb1.jpg

I apologize by the poor quality of the automobile in the photo. I suppose a Porsche 356 or a Jaguar XKE would be appropriate. But alas, I have neither. What I do have is a lean mean photo hunting machine.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/29
Focal Length: 32 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 200

r3g
08-01-2007, 04:25 PM
18mm
2.5 sec
F/8
ISO400

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1356/971011103_beea117b24.jpg

Kellie
08-01-2007, 04:32 PM
I just got CS3 and have been playing around.

28-75 @ 28mm, f/4. 1/500s, ISO 100

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1359/977986625_33cbc149a1_o.jpg

Rooz
08-01-2007, 05:47 PM
beautiful shot and great PP kell.
wow !

wh0128
08-01-2007, 07:49 PM
LR Max, where is that photo? I used to have the same car, unfortunately it broke down.:(

Kellie and r3g, I love both of your photos. Compositions are perfect.

TNB
08-01-2007, 09:48 PM
Here's another one of my recent baseball photos.

D200, 70-200mm F/2.8 VR
Handheld / No Flash / Manual
1/500s at F/2.8, ISO 500

http://www.tnbproductions.com/TNBLV51s3.jpg

achuang
08-02-2007, 02:23 AM
Had i known that we wouldnt be having this conversation ;):rolleyes::p:cool: Youd think it was the other way around -_- lesson learned!

Hope it works next time you try it. It's always worked for me, you'll have to play around with FEC values as there's no hard and fast rule since the background brightness may differ with each scene. Here's a photo I tried last night.

Rooz
08-02-2007, 04:52 AM
great shot again ! very very nice dof.
is that a particualr psalm you picked for significance ?

tcadwall
08-02-2007, 05:58 AM
Kell,

Really like that shot. Your conversion almost makes it look like an IR shot. Must be the colors that you based the conversion on.... Really nice job in the shot AND the conversion.

achuang
08-02-2007, 06:58 AM
great shot again ! very very nice dof.
is that a particualr psalm you picked for significance ?

Thanks, I forgot to add exif data (the exif is still attached) 60mm, ISO 400, 1/80 f/13.
I was going to pick Psalm 23 because it's well known although that doesn't really have much meaning towards marriage now that i think about it. The opposite page in Psalm 23 of that particular bible had other text so it wasn't a complete passage. I just thought of a better text, i'll try it again when i get more time.
I actually asked to borrow my mum's wedding ring for that shot. I wish the love heart shadow was darker, but I put a white piece of paper in front of the SB600 and diffused it a bit too much. And my cousin has my stofen omni bounce which i was going to try.

dxrocnxj
08-02-2007, 11:49 AM
ping pong night with the boys.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/988183084_591245da1f.jpg

a little help?
all my pictures came out like this or similar.

f/3.8
1/6 sec
iso 800
22mm
no flash.


i dont use the flash because i really feel the basic flash on my d40 ruins my photos.

Ray Schnoor
08-02-2007, 12:31 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/988183084_591245da1f.jpg

a little help?
all my pictures came out like this or similar.

f/3.8
1/6 sec
iso 800
22mm
no flash.


i dont use the flash because i really feel the basic flash on my d40 ruins my photos.
You cannot take an action shot at 1/6 sec and not expect to see any blur. The shake from your hand doesn't even allow the background to be sharp. You will need to shorten your shutter speed to a minimum ~1/60 sec, depending on how fast the subject is moving it could need to be even faster. To do this without using flash, you are going to have to increase the light in the room and/or increase the ISO. Whether you are going to be able to do this enough is another question. Or you could use your flash.

Ray.

K1W1
08-02-2007, 04:28 PM
The concept that F1 drivers need a map of the circuit to get around appeals to me. :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1338/989678011_60dc33bd28_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 220 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Sigma 70-300 APO

TNB
08-02-2007, 07:22 PM
The concept that F1 drivers need a map of the circuit to get around appeals to me. :)
Where are the action photos?

shoeytennis
08-02-2007, 08:17 PM
not perfect but i like it.
nikon d50
sigma 28-70

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3950/adsc0003yy6.jpg

K1W1
08-02-2007, 08:34 PM
Where are the action photos?

There aren't any. I was in the boxes directly over the pits where the cars are going 300kph on the other side of a steel fence. I was more interested in photographing other things than blurs going in a straight line.

toriaj
08-03-2007, 12:00 AM
42 mm, 3 sec., f/16, ISO 200, and *brand new, arrived today* CP and ND grad.
I got the rectangular grad, and it's large enough to use as a regular ND filter.

27140

aparmley
08-03-2007, 06:56 AM
42 mm, 3 sec., f/16, ISO 200, and *brand new, arrived today* CP and ND grad.
I got the rectangular grad, and it's large enough to use as a regular ND filter.

27140

Nice capture - it reminds me of the image in "Understanding Exposure"

dxrocnxj
08-03-2007, 11:07 AM
Nice capture - it reminds me of the image in "Understanding Exposure"

agreed, haha.

leyo04
08-03-2007, 12:17 PM
50mm 1.8 + 12mm extension tube.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/2007_08_04%20-%20Gantz/gantz_01.jpg

TNB
08-03-2007, 02:53 PM
There aren't any. I was in the boxes directly over the pits where the cars are going 300kph on the other side of a steel fence. I was more interested in photographing other things than blurs going in a straight line.
Interesting. Here's one "moving" photo I snapped from about 5 stories up. Of course, I took a lot more from track level.

D200 / 70-200mm F/2.8 VR / 1.7x TC

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Ge96279.jpg

XaiLo
08-03-2007, 02:53 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/gemmeter.jpg

This is an HDR pic from a single jpg.

Cool figurine Leyo.:)

toriaj
08-03-2007, 05:55 PM
Nice capture - it reminds me of the image in "Understanding Exposure"

I know what you mean, but FWIW, I've been wanting to shoot a ferris wheel since before I read the book :D Do you think my exposure is Creatively Correct? :D;) (I do, it fits my creative intent)

TheObiJuan
08-03-2007, 06:44 PM
Xailo, I love the tones in your pic.
The rendered background matches beautifully!

K1W1
08-04-2007, 12:45 AM
Not a goal but we did win 2-1 over the previously undefeated competition leaders.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1366/1004020933_46ebbe2716_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/4.2
Focal Length: 62 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200VR lens

K1W1
08-04-2007, 12:49 AM
Interesting. Here's one "moving" photo I snapped from about 5 stories up. Of course, I took a lot more from track level.


The fence on the left was between me and the track so I simply didn't bother with any on track shots.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/424958662_aff76d49df.jpg

There were other things to do for most of the day. :):)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/424957558_befd04b048.jpg

TNB
08-04-2007, 10:40 AM
I got fed too though most of my time was spent on the track, in the paddock area, or at victory circle. ;)

Here's a shot I took from the media center hosted at the local World Market Center over looking the straight.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Nl30516.jpg

fionndruinne
08-04-2007, 12:52 PM
Love it, XaiLo. The color and texture are very well captured.

erichlund
08-05-2007, 12:21 AM
I tried fill flash with the light behind her. Even with the flash turned down as low as it would go it always completely blew out the background. Id show you but i already deleted the RAW files

BTW, I just got home from my vacation. I had seen this photo only on a brand new laptop, and now that I see it on my home PC, it's much better lit. I think it still would have benefitted from a reflector.

I'll have to do some work calibrating my new laptop's screen.

XaiLo
08-05-2007, 12:34 AM
TheObiJuan and fionndruinne, thak you very much I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Actaeon
08-05-2007, 01:09 AM
I guess I'll add a picture!

I took this while visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Even with all of the cool birds and fish I took pictures of, this one happens to be my favorite of the day.

http://pics.actaeonlf.com/albums/userpics/10002/aquarium076.jpg


Nikon D40
18-200mm VR
1/250s @ f5.6
170mm Focal Length
ISO 1600
-0.3 Exposure
No Flash

Did some compression and resizing in Photoshop, but no other alterations.

Rooz
08-05-2007, 04:18 AM
great photo of a beautiful little girl. thats a keeper for sure.
its just begging for a B&W conversion to place all the focus on the reflection and the symmetry.

rawpaw18
08-05-2007, 05:09 AM
Actaeon
Really a wonderful shot, and at 1600 too! wow

XaiLo
08-05-2007, 09:56 AM
Playing with light:

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/lite3.jpg


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/lite4.jpg

Esoterra
08-05-2007, 07:54 PM
Had another wedding yesterday. Here is my favorite. Some more can be seen here (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/3261865#180653321)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/180653009-L.jpg

toriaj
08-05-2007, 08:06 PM
Wedding shots look good :)
I looked at your new family photos, I love #2, through the window in the old house. I think the vignetting on the others is a little strong, though. Great shots, I love the personality in the shot of you and your kids -- middle girl just loves Dad, baby crying, son looking "are we done yet?" :)

TNB
08-05-2007, 11:08 PM
I guess I'll add a picture!
And it's a very nice one at that. ;)

One of the numerous photos I took yesterday evening.

D200 / 70-200mm F/2.8 VR / Handheld / No Flash / Shutter Priority
1/400s at F/10, ISO 640

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Pk30119.jpg

dxrocnxj
08-06-2007, 09:30 AM
my new pet :)
hes tough as nails.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1317/1029778206_74e0e7f821.jpg

f/5.6
1/30sec
iso 560
55mm

GabOrcinus
08-06-2007, 10:55 AM
Went to a rally this weekend. Used mostly the D80 with the 28-105.


More in my gallery (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/)

toriaj
08-06-2007, 11:07 AM
GabOrcinus and TNB, those are amazing!

LR Max
08-06-2007, 01:40 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1396/1031692684_ff100bd2d2.jpg

My friends con me into taking their picture :rolleyes:

K1W1
08-07-2007, 06:43 AM
Sitting in a bar in Sydney on a Sunday afternoon.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1062/1038546433_bf75f0d602_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 122 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

K1W1
08-08-2007, 05:29 AM
More Sydney sunshine

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1265/1039428856_19e6c697ee_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 120 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

Rooz
08-08-2007, 06:28 AM
One of the numerous photos I took yesterday evening.

D200 / 70-200mm F/2.8 VR / Handheld / No Flash / Shutter Priority
1/400s at F/10, ISO 640

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Pk30119.jpg

man are you f'ing serious ! :eek: how in the hell did you get that shot ? please tell me thats a huge crop from original or i think i'll scream.

Jason25
08-08-2007, 10:49 AM
Luray Caverns, Virginia
D70s + 18-70, ISO 1600, handheld. Don't remember the rest.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/jmodzik/DSC_4630-web.jpg

TNB
08-08-2007, 01:45 PM
GabOrcinus and TNB, those are amazing!
Thanks.


man are you f'ing serious ! :eek: how in the hell did you get that shot ? please tell me thats a huge crop from original or i think i'll scream.
I tend to get a lot of shots like that since I try to get right up in the action whether I'm shooting photos of full-size or R/C. At times, I'm also a little too close--so close that the lens won't focus and I have to wait for the subject to back off (that's also what happened when one of my indoor R/C heli shots made the cover) or reposition myself. Of course, I end up moving around the track anyway depending on the position of the sun.

Here's another shot from that same day from a slightly different perspective.

D200 / 70-200mm F/2.8 VR
No Flash / Handheld / Shutter Priority
1/400s @ F/11. ISO 640

http://image2.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Xv64535.jpg

500mL
08-08-2007, 04:35 PM
From my west coast visit. Cheers! :D

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1077/1047779048_95d26b2fc3_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1296/1047779204_2ccbd74be4_b.jpg

Rooz
08-08-2007, 06:41 PM
very nice shots 500.

Turo
08-08-2007, 07:28 PM
I liked this picture because I didn't realize we were all reflected in his sunglasses until after I saw it on my computer.

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/wakeboard/wake2/images/wake2_30.jpg

leyo04
08-08-2007, 11:38 PM
70-300mm sigma + 32mm ext. tube.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1340/1057259401_d5490a0911.jpg

TNB
08-09-2007, 12:09 PM
I may have to find some bugs to shoot. Nice pics.

ae86gtv16
08-09-2007, 12:18 PM
I was just trying out my old Super Cosina 100-500mm and the Tiltall tripod I acquired from eBay.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/apex4ag/Nikon%20D50%20Images/Night%20Shots/DSC_5600-1m.jpg

500mL
08-09-2007, 06:30 PM
very nice shots 500.

Thanks Rooz! :D

Titleist Tommy
08-09-2007, 07:43 PM
My first pic from a D40x - I returned it today and am waiting delivery on an D80 and am also looking at a used D100 body as backup.

Esoterra
08-09-2007, 10:25 PM
My first pic from a D40x - I returned it today and am waiting delivery on an D80 and am also looking at a used D100 body as backup.

Having used both a D40x and D100 extensivley, I would absolutley use a D40x over the D100 for a back up camera. No question about it.

Titleist Tommy
08-09-2007, 11:09 PM
Having used both a D40x and D100 extensivley, I would absolutley use a D40x over the D100 for a back up camera. No question about it.

Hi Chris, I would have kept the D40x and bought the D80 if I could afford both. Unfortunately, that would be a stretch and therefore I decided to return the D40x and get a D80. As a backup, I can get a used D100 for considerably less than a new D40x.

Any reservations about the D100?

Esoterra
08-10-2007, 08:22 AM
Hi Chris, I would have kept the D40x and bought the D80 if I could afford both. Unfortunately, that would be a stretch and therefore I decided to return the D40x and get a D80. As a backup, I can get a used D100 for considerably less than a new D40x.

Any reservations about the D100?

No reservations at all, its a good camera.

Kellie
08-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Nothing special photographically, but I want to share the newest member of our family - an 11 month old Boxador (chocolate lab/boxer mix) named Rex. We've been looking for the perfect dog for several months and with 3 small kids we've had to be picky. We found him at the Humane Society earlier this week and couldn't be happier. He's the sweetest thing. A 60 pound " lap dog". :D I'm sure I'll be sharing a lot more of him.

ETA: He's hard to expose. He is brownish-black with areas of pure white (neck and belly). It's hard to not clip either end. Any tips?

Chewing on a raw hide:

Kellie
08-10-2007, 10:23 AM
Luray Caverns, Virginia
D70s + 18-70, ISO 1600, handheld. Don't remember the rest.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/jmodzik/DSC_4630-web.jpg

Very cool! I was there as a kid and would love to go back to take pictures.

Doc Blizzy
08-10-2007, 10:44 AM
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3781/blizzyimages5ov3.jpg


Ok this is my first donation to this thread.

Nikon D40x
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
1/60 sec - F/5.6
ISO 1600

Turo
08-10-2007, 10:50 AM
Ok this is my first donation to this thread.

Nikon D40x
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
1/60 sec - F/5.6
ISO 1600

Great pic! Any post processing? (I assume some since my pictures don't look that clean at ISO 1600).

XaiLo
08-10-2007, 11:11 AM
Actually at ISO 1600 the D40 produces very good pictures.

Doc Blizzy
08-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Great pic! Any post processing? (I assume some since my pictures don't look that clean at ISO 1600).

only thing was making it B&W in photoshop .. thats about it.

Titleist Tommy
08-10-2007, 08:10 PM
I just bought a used D100 earlier today intending to use it as a backup when my D80 arrives. My first pics using a 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6D lens. My first foray into the world of DSLR photography. Comments?:o

K1W1
08-10-2007, 09:42 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/1077321163_83d317b7ee_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 175 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

toriaj
08-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Wow, amazing capture, K1W1!

Esoterra
08-10-2007, 10:15 PM
Oyyy Noyyyy....Those kids are very talented. Great shot m8.

T06
08-11-2007, 05:20 AM
I don't want to rain on the parade but I'm not sure that this is the best place for this thread.
There is a forum specifically designated for photos on the site and I suspect that Jeff would want to get these areas mainly as discussion areas rather than photo hosting areas.
Good places for what you are suggesting away from here are Pbase, Smugmug or Flickr. Flickr in particular has a great Nikkor group when you can select any lens you can think of to see hundreds of example shots.

.... WERE so wrong. Welcome to the brotherhood,;)

T06
08-11-2007, 05:23 AM
The first pano;)