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K1W1
08-11-2007, 04:26 AM
That's fine. If people want to post I personally have no objections it's just that I thought that it was not the done thing around here.


You should post things in context. :)
When the thread started I just was not sure that it was "the done thing" in the overall context of the DCRP site forum. It apparently is so that was the end of the matter as far as I was concerned.

K1W1
08-11-2007, 04:28 AM
The first pano;)

That could be so many areas of Australia. Amazing how this place is so vast and so different yet so similar in many respects.

K1W1
08-11-2007, 05:19 AM
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?


Black boot polish on the white areas. :D

Nice dog. :)

LR Max
08-11-2007, 06:48 AM
Some practice on vehicle interiors. I gotta keep sharp!!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1402/1077024308_4c8f66f6e6_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 20 mm
Nikkor 18-200VR
SB-800 positioned to camera left

XaiLo
08-11-2007, 03:14 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/theattic.jpg

Camera Model : NIKON D40
Software : Ver.1.10
Date modified : 2007:06:18 19:14:20
Exposure time [s] : 1/25
F-Number : 2.8
Exposure program : Manual (1)
ISO speed ratings : 800
EXIF version : 02.21
Date taken : 2007:06:18 19:14:20
Date digitized : 2007:06:18 19:14:19
Metering mode : Spot (3)
Flash : No flash
Focal length [mm] : 200
User comment : Copyright 2007 XaiLo
Colour space : sRGB
EXIF image width : 3008
EXIF image length : 2000
Interoperability offset : 25434
Sensing method : One-chip color area sensor (2)
File source : DSC
Scene type : A directly photographed image
Custom rendered : Normal process (0)
Exposure mode : Manual (1)
White balance : Auto (0)
Focal length (35mm) : 300
Scene capture type : Standard (0)
Gain control : Low gain up (1)
Contrast : Normal (0)
Saturation : High (2)
Sharpness : Hard (2)
Subject distance range : 25-30ft(0)

tcadwall
08-11-2007, 03:55 PM
Kellie, you did a great job on the exposure. It probably will depend entirely on the composition of the shot. Since there is white on the face, you will normally want the face to have the best detail. So you will probably find yourself exposing for the white the most. But still try to keep the histogram off balance to the right (if you can) just shy of clipping the white.

Rooz
08-11-2007, 04:07 PM
thats a terrific shot X.

bobc4d
08-11-2007, 04:52 PM
I took this at an "airshow" here in Bryan, Texas. It is probably a misnomer to call it an airshow, more like a fly-in. anyhoo this is a shot of a Steerman 75 that a friend rebuilt. it took him the better part of 5 years.

Focal Length: 32
1/320 sec - F/9

XaiLo
08-11-2007, 08:28 PM
Thanks Rooz :)

Nice plane pic bobc4d ;), I spent many a weekend leave, cruisin through Bryan/College Station on my way to see my girlfriend. Man that was a long drive. :)

bobc4d
08-12-2007, 07:16 AM
Thanks XaiLo. yeah, pretty much anywhere to anywhere in texas is a long drive and not much scenery. lol

tekriter
08-12-2007, 08:28 AM
Footy in the U. S. !!


http://wadleyimages.smugmug.com/photos/183003238-M-1.jpg

D50 - 1/3200th - iso200 - 80-200 @ 2.8

tekriter
08-12-2007, 08:36 AM
All better now!

BTW - my footy shots were at iso 200, but the sun was so intense I could have used iso 25 if there were such a thing...

Esoterra
08-12-2007, 11:54 AM
Make sure you are clicking on the insert image icon and you will see your image appear in the text box before you hit submit. Anyhow, here is your image.

http://wadleyimages.smugmug.com/photos/183003238-M-1.jpg

tekriter
08-12-2007, 12:00 PM
Chris -

Got it!

Thanks for the assist!

r3g
08-12-2007, 12:32 PM
My 1st attempt at an HDR. Comments/Suggestions anyone? I realize this isnt the best image to try and make an HDR out of but i was bored.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1145/1095231671_2d7254da32_o.jpg

tekriter
08-12-2007, 12:39 PM
Interesting shot - but on my monitor the skyline has a sort of radioactive glow around it!

r3g
08-12-2007, 12:51 PM
Interesting shot - but on my monitor the skyline has a sort of radioactive glow around it!

Ya its there thats not your monitors fault. :rolleyes:

K1W1
08-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Footy in the U. S. !!


Where?
Is it a bit like cricket and rugby, just played by small groups of expats and some colleges?

tekriter
08-12-2007, 06:18 PM
Actually, the Aussie football played here is through an organization called USFooty, www.usfooty.com, and there are teams all across the United States.

The organization has close ties to sanctioning organizations in Australia, and each U.S. team has a sister club down under.

The St. Louis, Missouri team is known as the Blues, and their sister club is Carlton.

fionndruinne
08-12-2007, 06:57 PM
r3g, it's usually the 'strength' option in Photomatix that wreaks havoc with the skyline when set too high.

K1W1
08-12-2007, 06:57 PM
The St. Louis, Missouri team is known as the Blues, and their sister club is Carlton.

Can't help bad luck I guess. :D:D

Esoterra
08-12-2007, 07:05 PM
Actually, the Aussie football played here is through an organization called USFooty, www.usfooty.com (http://www.usfooty.com), and there are teams all across the United States.

The organization has close ties to sanctioning organizations in Australia, and each U.S. team has a sister club down under.

The St. Louis, Missouri team is known as the Blues, and their sister club is Carlton.

Hmmm...St. Louis has a professional hockey team called the Blues...some what of a conflict~ isnt there regulations against city sports teams with the same names? lol

tekriter
08-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Well, I guess it would be considered a conflict in a strictly legal sense, but the Blues footy team is named after the Carlton Blues of the AFL, if I read correctly.

Besides, not much chance of confusing the two organizations - the footy team's annual budget is about what the Blues hockey organization spends on paperclips in a year...

I've always been a fan of the real Aussie football that I would watch on TV here, and I miss it now that they don't show it anymore.

toriaj
08-12-2007, 10:05 PM
What do you think of this shot? Do you think it has potential? I'd love any edits or other criticism you might have. I like it, but it seems like it's missing something ...

55mm, 1/60 sec., f/8, ISO 200
27483

r3g
08-12-2007, 10:17 PM
Its a bit flat IMO. Try adding some depth to it in photoshop or something.

toriaj
08-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Depth ... do you mean contrast? If you have the time, I'd love to see what you would do with it.

fionndruinne
08-12-2007, 10:27 PM
It's a nice shot, but there's nothing to draw the eye, particularly. No central focus point.

Alex D80
08-12-2007, 10:39 PM
It's a nice shot, but there's nothing to draw the eye, particularly. No central focus point.

I agree with you. I was looking at the shot without reading the comments, and the shot looks nice, but it is pretty packed. Maybe have more lake added or details (depth). The sad thing about places like this is that they do look awesome, but then everything is green. Nothing is different. You have the steps in wood and the pump house or out-house, whatever that is, but the brown (wood color) is not jumping out.

toriaj
08-12-2007, 10:54 PM
Hmm, I wanted it to be that pumphouse (or ?) over the river ...
Is this one better?
55 mm, f/14, 1/15 sec, ISO 200
27485

erichlund
08-13-2007, 08:57 AM
Actually, if you crop the second photo out of the first, it had much better lighting. You really lost the light by the time you took this second shot.

LR Max
08-13-2007, 10:41 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1131/1098547371_5b75e91ca4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Strobe: Nikon SB-800 activated with Nikon CLS. Strobe bounced off umbrella.

toriaj
08-13-2007, 11:37 AM
Do you think the vertical format is more successful? I might have some more, with better lighting ... I'll go check :)

Esoterra
08-13-2007, 12:11 PM
Do you think the vertical format is more successful? I might have some more, with better lighting ... I'll go check :)

Hey Tori, I think the shot has good potential. I like how the tree kind of frames the pump house. You could try shooting in landscape with the tree framing the picture on the far right and the pump in the right 2/3 of the image. This would give your image some room on the left side to include the river, which by the looks of it might give you a lazy S curve. Late evening would give you the creative freedom of using long shutter speeds and making that water look silky smooth~ you might even get a cool reflection in the water. Hope this helps. Your photography is consistently getting better and better.

XaiLo
08-13-2007, 01:23 PM
here's my rendition toriaj, ran it through photoshop hope you like.
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/toriaj.jpg

Rooz
08-13-2007, 03:33 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1131/1098547371_5b75e91ca4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Strobe: Nikon SB-800 activated with Nikon CLS. Strobe bounced off umbrella.

oh...i really like this one.

Esoterra
08-13-2007, 05:27 PM
The picture above my post here reminds me of a shot I took last night. I went with the Nevada Astronomy Association out near Area 51 to take some pictures of the Persied Meteor shower last night. Though I didnt get lucky with a shot with a meteor in it, I did get a few cool shots inculding the one below. I know there are some things that need fixing with this image, but this is how it came out of my camera. You can see the rest of the images here (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/3303380)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/183585024-L.jpg

TNB
08-13-2007, 06:40 PM
You can see the rest of the images here (http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/183585024-L.jpg )

That current "link" just links back to the same photo on your website.

toriaj
08-13-2007, 07:28 PM
Thanks, Chris, that compliment really means a lot to me. I sent an email to you (your file email address) to ask about that crop. I like the idea of going back in late evening. I was there just before sunset this time, and I got to see deer swimming the river :)

Thanks for the edit, Xailo, you gave it a nice "sunset-lit" look. Did you paste the sky? Or somehow draw it out of the shot?

Amazing star shots, Chris! How did you do it? I love those colors in the Milky Way! I also like the clouds in #11. I'd love to see a joshua tree as a large foreground in one of these shots ... why oh why don't joshua trees grow in Wyoming?? Really though, these are truly full of wonder.

XaiLo
08-13-2007, 09:23 PM
Thanks, Chris, that compliment really means a lot to me. I sent an email to you (your file email address) to ask about that crop. I like the idea of going back in late evening. I was there just before sunset this time, and I got to see deer swimming the river :)

Thanks for the edit, Xailo, you gave it a nice "sunset-lit" look. Did you paste the sky? Or somehow draw it out of the shot?

Amazing star shots, Chris! How did you do it? I love those colors in the Milky Way! I also like the clouds in #11. I'd love to see a joshua tree as a large foreground in one of these shots ... why oh why don't joshua trees grow in Wyoming?? Really though, these are truly full of wonder.

No problem Toriaj, I replaced the sky. here's a little better job.


http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/toriaj2.jpg

toriaj
08-13-2007, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Xailo, I do like that one better. The blue sky definitely adds a lot.

Turo
08-14-2007, 08:35 AM
Wakeboarding!

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/wakeboard/wake2/images/wake2_16.jpg

Esoterra
08-14-2007, 01:33 PM
Wakeboarding!

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/wakeboard/wake2/images/wake2_16.jpg

Great shot Turo. Your did a great job capturing your friend in mid air, with such crisp and sharp resolution. Well done.

dxrocnxj
08-14-2007, 04:31 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1142/1120345500_fee259df48.jpg

thats bonnie. :D

leyo04
08-14-2007, 04:57 PM
Wakeboarding!

http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/wakeboard/wake2/images/wake2_16.jpg

excellent shot! captured in mid-air and the expression. :)

Rooz
08-15-2007, 05:30 AM
no matter what i did, no matter what i tried, i just couldn;t get this to work. doesn;t that piss you the hell off ? lol

Esoterra
08-15-2007, 07:58 AM
no matter what i did, no matter what i tried, i just couldn;t get this to work. doesn;t that piss you the hell off ? lol

Rooz I really like this picture. Maybe, not getting it to work is what makes it work after all?

Doc Blizzy
08-15-2007, 09:09 AM
ok my second offering..


http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7258/blizzyimages12yk2.jpg

XaiLo
08-15-2007, 02:15 PM
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/brose2.jpg

Hoya Close up

In memory of Barbra.:(

Nice Rooz.

SantaCruz
08-15-2007, 09:53 PM
New D80...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0292c.jpg

Turo
08-16-2007, 07:05 AM
Nice pic SantaCruz, loooks like something out of a catalog.

aparmley
08-16-2007, 03:37 PM
New D80...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0292c.jpg

A fellow Strobist (http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007/07/watch-light-to-light-watch.html)???

Nice image.

SantaCruz
08-16-2007, 06:33 PM
Thanks guys... This shot was taken using a light box w/a pair of 50w Halogen lights.

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX blah, blah blah...
Mode: P
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/4 sec.
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Metering: Matrix
Comp: -1.3 step

Despite underexposing a significant amount, the image is slightly blown on the upper left lug. I like capturing as broad a spectrum of dark to light as possible
when shooting watches. It makes for a more 'dramatic' shot, IMO. Along those lines, here's another...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0304c.jpg

Rooz
08-17-2007, 06:13 AM
cropped and resized.
winter is coming to an end my friends...:)

Esoterra
08-17-2007, 08:55 AM
Rooz, I am happy to give you summer and take winter! I'm tired of 110 F degree wether, and ready for the low 60's that winter brings.

Turo
08-17-2007, 09:22 AM
Rooz, I am happy to give you summer and take winter! I'm tired of 110 F degree wether, and ready for the low 60's that winter brings.

I'm with you there! Temp today here is 96, down from 104 yesterday!

erichlund
08-17-2007, 05:17 PM
OK, I've got some of my recent vacation photos uploaded (by no means all), so I'll post my one for the day. :)

This is from the first (non-travel) day of our trip: A stop at Mission San Luis Obispo in the town by the same name.

http://eric-lund.smugmug.com/photos/184930756-L.jpg
D200, 17-55 f2.8: 1/60 @ f11 iso100

There will be some more interesting photos, but one must start somewhere. The beginning is as good a place as any.

If you feel like seeing them all, you must be seriously bored. However, here's the link to gallery: Vacation 2007 (http://eric-lund.smugmug.com/gallery/3285589/1/184930756). It's only got about half of what will eventually be there. I've not done any editing, so all are direct jpg coverts from NEF.

SantaCruz
08-18-2007, 03:04 AM
I like night shots...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0538c.jpg
D80, 55mm, 1/4sec, f/4.0, ISO400

fionndruinne
08-18-2007, 10:16 AM
As do I! Nice one.

r3g
08-18-2007, 07:04 PM
V-Twin

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1087/1165038243_77826a4d76.jpg

aparmley
08-18-2007, 07:23 PM
Been thinking about getting the supplies for this shot all week. Finally got it today.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1289/1163975911_216f5f42df_b.jpg


$4 black towel from Target + $13 Lexan Plexiglass from Homedepot.

SantaCruz
08-18-2007, 10:59 PM
Great sharpness and lighting, aparmley... Did you celebrate your successful shot by consuming your subject?

coldrain
08-19-2007, 01:43 AM
The umbrellas do not really work in a product shot like this (makes for weird reflections), but for the rest it looks really nice, including the lighting.

K1W1
08-19-2007, 02:41 AM
V-Twin


Anybody who spends that much time polishing anything mechanical has some serious issues to deal with.
:):)

K1W1
08-19-2007, 05:46 AM
Only two more games then I can start boring you with Cricket photos. :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/1169933961_0e998f771e_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 122 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

Prospero
08-19-2007, 05:50 AM
Here's a picture of the York Minster. It was a HDR made of three pictures that are two stops appart. Shot at f/8 and ISO400 with the 10-20 at 10mm.
Converted with the channel mixer in photoshop.

27745

leyo04
08-19-2007, 07:58 AM
look what I found today...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1229/1171233146_fd9db6d514.jpg

r3g
08-19-2007, 09:45 AM
Anybody who spends that much time polishing anything mechanical has some serious issues to deal with.
:):)


HAHAHA thats moms bike ;)

No Control
08-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Only two more games then I can start boring you with Cricket photos. :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/1169933961_0e998f771e_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 122 mm
ISO Speed: 200
55-200VR lens

I was a soccer goalie for a while so I really feel for that kid! :o Great shot.

Classic96
08-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Here's a picture of the York Minster. It was a HDR made of three pictures that are two stops appart. Shot at f/8 and ISO400 with the 10-20 at 10mm.
Converted with the channel mixer in photoshop.


Very cool photo. Have you thought about cloning out the wire going across the two buildings?

aparmley
08-19-2007, 02:33 PM
The umbrellas do not really work in a product shot like this (makes for weird reflections), but for the rest it looks really nice, including the lighting.

Thanks Coldy. I agree the umbrella's reflection isn't ideal but the concept I was testing here was the cheap black towel on top of lexan (plexiglass) that part worked out nicely I think. As for the softbox - I only have 24 pay checks a year man - you know what I mean. (cough cough) what I meant was kiss my ass! :D


Great sharpness and lighting, aparmley... Did you celebrate your successful shot by consuming your subject?

It and 7, or was it 8, of his closest buds (pun very much intended).

jcon
08-19-2007, 03:27 PM
Dennis, I REALLY love that shot! Have you tried cloning out those 2 brick fixtures on both sides?

What an amazing picture, you sure have HDR figured out!

K1W1
08-19-2007, 03:32 PM
I was a soccer goalie for a while so I really feel for that kid! :o Great shot.

He was actually very good and brave. He let in 6 goals but without him it probably would have been 12-nil.

Esoterra
08-19-2007, 07:46 PM
Here is my attempt at HDR imaging. It's not as good as Prosperos HDR work, but its a start. C&C welcome

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185742792-L.jpg

jcon
08-19-2007, 07:56 PM
Excellent job, Chris. Especially for your first crack at HDR! It's a beautiful photo. If I may though, it looks a tad soft. Have you applied any sharpening to it? Maybe it appears soft due to it being resized for web?

Esoterra
08-19-2007, 08:40 PM
Excellent job, Chris. Especially for your first crack at HDR! It's a beautiful photo. If I may though, it looks a tad soft. Have you applied any sharpening to it? Maybe it appears soft due to it being resized for web?

My in camera sharpness setting is set to Normal, which is very soft. I forgot to add sharpness heh. Im sure a little USM would help.

Rooz
08-19-2007, 09:30 PM
Here is my attempt at HDR imaging. It's not as good as Prosperos HDR work, but its a start. C&C welcome

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185742792-L.jpg

that looks fantastic ! not sure if you have ever seen the Capture NX tutorials on colour control points but i think whoever did the tutorials took their photo from the same place lol ! the image looks very very similar.

Esoterra
08-19-2007, 09:42 PM
Yeah, Schwabacher landing (sp) is a very popular place for photography. Here is another shot I took for JH earlier this summer. I am trying to add text effects to some of my images, but I am getting a hard line seperating the text box and the image... does anyone know how I can make the text box gradually dissolve into the image (CS3). Thanks.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185798316-L.jpg

Rooz
08-19-2007, 09:45 PM
does anyone know how I can make the text box gradually dissolve into the image (CS3). Thanks.



opacity slider.

dxrocnxj
08-19-2007, 09:52 PM
first try at something like this.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/1178785952_a4c0dc8892.jpg

f/6.3
1/160sec.
iso 200
55mm [kit lens]

jcon
08-19-2007, 10:10 PM
does anyone know how I can make the text box gradually dissolve into the image (CS3). Thanks.


Get yourself a good WaterMark program. You can adjust the transparency/opacity of the text.

Esoterra
08-19-2007, 10:11 PM
Get yourself a good WaterMark program. You can adjust the transparency/opacity of the text.

Any suggestions on a good watermark program ?

Esoterra
08-19-2007, 10:13 PM
Sorry for the redundancy, as I have posted this picture here before, but using the gradient tool, this is what I was able to come up with. Im trying to refine this look (text and copyright overlay at bottom of image)... so any feed back is appreciated.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185814597-L.jpg

jcon
08-19-2007, 11:04 PM
Here are a few...

http://www.reasoft.com/products/reawatermark/


http://www.visualwatermark.com/


http://www.photowatermark.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1



If I had to pick one, it would be Visual Watermark. Very user friendly and great results. The last one is quite expensive but offers more versatility, The first one is somewhere in the middle. I believe all 3 have trials.

K1W1
08-19-2007, 11:13 PM
If you want to do watermarks for copyright purposes Irfanview is great, very simple to use for Watermarks and it can batch watermark at the click of a mouse.
Irfanview could be used for titles with a little bit of fiddling.
My copyright watermarks are put on my Lightroom, you have no control (that I have found) about where they appear or the text font or opacity. Lightroom also automatically marks the metadata.

Rooz
08-19-2007, 11:16 PM
Sorry for the redundancy, as I have posted this picture here before, but using the gradient tool, this is what I was able to come up with. Im trying to refine this look (text and copyright overlay at bottom of image)... so any feed back is appreciated.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185814597-L.jpg

this is one of my favourite pics of yours chris. it's absolutely top shelf.

N.C.F.
08-19-2007, 11:29 PM
Total noobie here with his first DSLR, having only shot before with point & shoots and at times dads old Canon film based (I forget model)

Anywho, here's "Her Canvas", one of my most recent shots on my third week as I learn the way of photography.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/girlsandsmall.jpg

Rooz
08-19-2007, 11:34 PM
Total noobie here with his first DSLR, having only shot before with point & shoots and at times dads old Canon film based (I forget model)

Anywho, here's "Her Canvas", one of my most recent shots on my third week as I learn the way of photography.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/girlsandsmall.jpg

very nice shot and welcome aboard.:) my suggestion would be to maybe bump up your contrast a tad ? shame the crop at the bottom is a little tight on her dress.

N.C.F.
08-19-2007, 11:36 PM
very nice shot and welcome aboard.:) my suggestion would be to maybe bump up your contrast a tad ? shame the crop at the bottom is a little tight on her dress.

Thanks, I was trying to minimize any post processing on it... though I considered doing more work with the light, and even cloning in more sand below her haha.... but thats just wrong.

Rooz
08-19-2007, 11:44 PM
Thanks, I was trying to minimize any post processing on it... though I considered doing more work with the light, and even cloning in more sand below her haha.... but thats just wrong.

the expsoure is fine. you can bump up the contrast and saturation in camera to avoid PP. although levels and curves generally takes less that 10seconds anyway and can make the image pop out a little more.

did you take the shot in B&W or did you convert in PP ?

N.C.F.
08-19-2007, 11:46 PM
the expsoure is fine. you can bump up the contrast and saturation in camera to avoid PP. although levels and curves generally takes less that 10seconds anyway and can make the image pop out a little more.

did you take the shot in B&W or did you convert in PP ?

I did convert it to B&W in Post, no other refines.

Rooz
08-19-2007, 11:50 PM
depending on the program you use and how you actually do a B/W conversion it can vary the result a heck of alot. i get that alot of people dont want to do any PP to images and prefer it to be as shot in the camera but i think you'll find that most people apply some work to their photos, even if it is a little. i don;t think its anything to be ashamed of.

we have moved to digital to allow us to have greater control and flexibility in the final image. so my vote is do whatever you can to get the best result as you shoot it, but dont be afraid to have a bit of a tinker in PP to get the best possible result.

N.C.F.
08-19-2007, 11:52 PM
depending on the program you use and how you actually do a B/W conversion it can vary the result a heck of alot. i get that alot of people dont want to do any PP to images and prefer it to be as shot in the camera but i think you'll find that most people apply some work to their photos, even if it is a little. i don;t think its anything to be ashamed of.

we have moved to digital to allow us to have greater control and flexibility in the final image. so my vote is do whatever you can to get the best result as you shoot it, but dont be afraid to have a bit of a tinker in PP to get the best possible result.

And I whole heartedly agree. The thing is, i'm trying to discipline myself in making the right decisions through the glass, instead of behind the keys. Part of my self-learning technique I suppose.

K1W1
08-20-2007, 05:59 AM
we have moved to digital to allow us to have greater control and flexibility in the final image.

And there was me thinking most people had purchased digital cameras simply because it was extremely difficult to actually find a film camera for sale and even more difficult to get the photos developed with any degree of professionalism.

:)

Turo
08-20-2007, 07:14 AM
Sorry for the redundancy, as I have posted this picture here before, but using the gradient tool, this is what I was able to come up with. Im trying to refine this look (text and copyright overlay at bottom of image)... so any feed back is appreciated.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185814597-L.jpg

Sorry no feedback, just a comment: WOW!!!! :eek: Excellent picture!

aparmley
08-20-2007, 11:20 AM
Here is my attempt at HDR imaging. It's not as good as Prosperos HDR work, but its a start. C&C welcome

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185742792-L.jpg


ooooooh the grand tetons ?? Awesome photo.

I might clone out some of the water grass at the bottom?? Maybe crop it so the two tallest trees frame the mountain. But otherwise very nicely done..

Rooz
08-21-2007, 04:10 AM
Yeah, Schwabacher landing (sp) is a very popular place for photography.

2nd tutorial down. :)
http://nikonimaging.com/global/products/software/capturenx/nxsp/movies.htm

Prospero
08-21-2007, 04:13 AM
Dennis, I REALLY love that shot! Have you tried cloning out those 2 brick fixtures on both sides?

What an amazing picture, you sure have HDR figured out!

Thanks Jason. I did not try to clone out these 2 brick fixtures, because I thought it sort of framed the shot a bit. But then again it can also be a bit distracting. I'll give it a try, but I doubt if I can remove them, since it is such a large area.

Chris, beautiful pictures. The HDR is great. Beautiful reflection. Desert Storm is an amazing image as well. Did you use a tobacco graduated neutral density filter on that one?

GabOrcinus
08-21-2007, 10:18 AM
Shot some photos for a friend:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/1192227742_b67c467d60_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1192227742/)
Used my D80 and the SB600 inside a homemade softbox. I need to learn skin retouching in PS.

C&C are welcome and encouraged. :p

No Control
08-21-2007, 11:00 AM
Shot some photos for a friend:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/1192227742_b67c467d60_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1192227742/)
Used my D80 and the SB600 inside a homemade softbox. I need to learn skin retouching in PS.

C&C are welcome and encouraged. :p

Wow awesome shot. Her expression is great and the lighting is fantastic. Very moody.

XaiLo
08-21-2007, 11:33 AM
GabOrcinus, the picture is a beautiful example of photograhy. :)

toriaj
08-21-2007, 12:09 PM
I agree with Xailo, absolutely beautiful. I ran it through NeatImage and then did some cloning and "blemish fixer." What do you think of the results?

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It wasn't until I was done with the picture that I realized that she's in a car! How did you have enough space to shoot?

*edit: after looking at it again, it looks _too_ smooth. Comments?

Esoterra
08-21-2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks Jason. I did not try to clone out these 2 brick fixtures, because I thought it sort of framed the shot a bit. But then again it can also be a bit distracting. I'll give it a try, but I doubt if I can remove them, since it is such a large area.

Chris, beautiful pictures. The HDR is great. Beautiful reflection. Desert Storm is an amazing image as well. Did you use a tobacco graduated neutral density filter on that one?


Yep, used a tobacco GNDF.

No Control
08-21-2007, 02:47 PM
Here's mine for the day. Laughing Gull chick having a bite to eat. D80 and 70-300.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/sherlock_28/DSC_05660263.jpg

Geoff Chandler
08-21-2007, 04:25 PM
Brighton Aquarium.
Day visit to Brighton with the family.
Quite pleased with the D80's High ISO performance.
~ This one shot at ISO 1250, Tungsten WB with fine adj, -1EV,
F4.2, 20th sec. Sigma 17-70@60mm (90mm equiv)

fionndruinne
08-21-2007, 04:41 PM
I took this one a little while ago, but don't think I ever posted it. An HDR from a single raw image. I wish I had had a tripod, in order to get a true dynamic range of the scene, so the lighthouse wouldn't be strictly silhouette, but ah well. At least I was there.
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I should probably clone out that buoy, I'm thinking.

N.C.F.
08-21-2007, 07:32 PM
In effort to truly understand exposure, and how to use aperture/shutter speed affectively together, I attempted to take pictures of the moon... eventually, success! Tell me what you think.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/moonwatermarked.jpg

No Control
08-21-2007, 07:35 PM
In effort to truly understand exposure, and how to use aperture/shutter speed affectively together, I attempted to take pictures of the moon... eventually, success! Tell me what you think.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/moonwatermarked.jpg

Success is right...great shot! Could you post the exposure info? And I'm guessing that was taken with the 55-200mm lens? Any cropping?

N.C.F.
08-21-2007, 07:38 PM
Success is right...great shot! Could you post the exposure info? And I'm guessing that was taken with the 55-200mm lens? Any cropping?

Uh, massive amounts of cropping. Even at 200mm focal length, the moon is freakin far away. However, i'm happy to see that much detail at a 1:1 crop.

Exposure : 1/10sec @ f/16
ISO 200

512x341 crop from a 3870x2592

I just don't have the lens to get any closer..

No Control
08-21-2007, 07:47 PM
Uh, massive amounts of cropping. Even at 200mm focal length, the moon is freakin far away.

Yeah that's an understatement. Sorry for the obvious question :rolleyes:. Still a great image though, and like you said lots of detail still there.

Rooz
08-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Shot some photos for a friend:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/1192227742_b67c467d60_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1192227742/)
Used my D80 and the SB600 inside a homemade softbox. I need to learn skin retouching in PS.

C&C are welcome and encouraged. :p

yeah...ahhhh....nice...exposure. wow

GabOrcinus
08-21-2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the comments. Seems I'm doing something right. :)


I ran it through NeatImage and then did some cloning and "blemish fixer." What do you think of the results?
I haven't ran it through NI because I only want to soften some parts, but without losing too much detail. That's why I didn't want to use a gaussian layer. In the end, I used it but it's not even noticeable. I was afraid of blurring too much.

I think your attempt is a little too smooth, but it's much closer to the look I wanted than mine.

My PS is in Spanish, so could you tell me where to find the blemish fixer? Maybe that way I'll get to it. :D


How did you have enough space to shoot?
It was a little tight. Specially considering I don't have anything wider than 28mm (aka. 42mm). The original shot was planned for me to take it from the passenger seat and the flash outside her window on a tripod, but I had to change it to get more perspective, since I couldn't get much of her in the frame. That's when I put the tripod on the seat and went to the backseat. :p

SantaCruz
08-21-2007, 09:45 PM
Good job Gabriel... Your 'softbox' worked well. Being as I don't have a real woman to shoot, I'll have to settle with my silent, dancing dashboard companion...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0691b1.jpg

N.C.F.
08-22-2007, 10:17 AM
Here's one i'm really proud of. Again, no post work except for a minor crop along the bottom (it had way too much black down their), and the watermark. Enjoy, and do critique.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/sunsetsmall.jpg

No Control
08-22-2007, 10:42 AM
Great shot NCF! Everything worked out perfectly there. That's what I love about outdoor/nature photography, most of the time the light will be crap, but there's always that time that things come out perfect.

GabOrcinus
08-22-2007, 11:26 AM
Same girl:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/1200085049_5b24f9fafd_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaborcinus/1200085049/)

I hate my stairs, particularly in this shot. They are too reflective and dark. I did some heavy editing, specially the reflections of the flash, and they still look bad, but I like her pose. :D

Used underexposed on-camera flash to light the scene and my SB600 at 85mm to highlight her face. The white wall bounced some light and softened the shadows.

Kellie
08-22-2007, 02:50 PM
This is a picture I took for POTD elsewhere to fit the theme "Faith", so I figured I'd share it here, too.

Tamron 28-27 @ 75mm, f/3.5, ISO 100 and lighting provided by the window and SB-600 (I'm still practicing with it :D), PP done is CS3 and I honestly can't remember all of the stuff I did to get this look. LOL

Dust Bowl Refugee
08-22-2007, 03:09 PM
This is a picture I took for POTD elsewhere to fit the theme "Faith", so I figured I'd share it here, too.

Tamron 28-27 @ 75mm, f/3.5, ISO 100 and lighting provided by the window and SB-600 (I'm still practicing with it :D), PP done is CS3 and I honestly can't remember all of the stuff I did to get this look. LOL


Not sure why this one conjures up a certain feeling, but it does!

One of the best I've seen.

r3g
08-22-2007, 03:25 PM
Great composition and PP Kellie!

rawpaw18
08-22-2007, 03:30 PM
Nice Kellie,
Gods word and a window to your soul, can't miss.

How you are shooting at 75mm with a lens that has a range of -1
(28-27mm typo) nothing short of a miracle :)

Rooz
08-22-2007, 03:51 PM
wow the last few photos are outstanding.

r3g
08-22-2007, 04:25 PM
Posted this one a while back but I wasnt happy with the results so I reprocessed it.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1374/1206473667_604cd42c92_o.jpg

toriaj
08-22-2007, 05:03 PM
Thanks for the comments. Seems I'm doing something right. :)

I haven't ran it through NI because I only want to soften some parts, but without losing too much detail. That's why I didn't want to use a gaussian layer. In the end, I used it but it's not even noticeable. I was afraid of blurring too much.

I think your attempt is a little too smooth, but it's much closer to the look I wanted than mine.

My PS is in Spanish, so could you tell me where to find the blemish fixer? Maybe that way I'll get to it. :D

It was a little tight. Specially considering I don't have anything wider than 28mm (aka. 42mm). The original shot was planned for me to take it from the passenger seat and the flash outside her window on a tripod, but I had to change it to get more perspective, since I couldn't get much of her in the frame. That's when I put the tripod on the seat and went to the backseat. :p

I use Paint Shop Pro for Blemish Fixer, but Photoshop has "Healing Brush," which is probably similar. I also found this tutorial: http://www.lunacore.com/photoshop/tutorials/tut020.htm I think you could lower the opacity of the median filter layer to make it less smooth. Good luck with the spanish translation, I'm no help to you there ...

I like the first photo much more than the second ... the lighting, pose, and exposure were just ... perfect. So she was in the driver's seat, the camera/tripod were in the passenger, the flash was outside the window, and you were in the backseat? Wow, what a setup. Results obviously worth it!

Kellie
08-22-2007, 06:09 PM
Nice Kellie,
Gods word and a window to your soul, can't miss.

How you are shooting at 75mm with a lens that has a range of -1
(28-27mm typo) nothing short of a miracle :)

Yes, a typo. I have a lot of those. :o

Thanks for the compliments. :)

r3g, that definitely looks better. Very cool!

GabOrcinus
08-22-2007, 09:56 PM
I use Paint Shop Pro for Blemish Fixer, but Photoshop has "Healing Brush," which is probably similar. I also found this tutorial: http://www.lunacore.com/photoshop/tutorials/tut020.htm I think you could lower the opacity of the median filter layer to make it less smooth. Good luck with the spanish translation, I'm no help to you there ...
Thanks for the link. I'll definitely take a look.


I like the first photo much more than the second ...
Me too. Shame on me for not saving the best for last!


So she was in the driver's seat, the camera/tripod were in the passenger, the flash was outside the window, and you were in the backseat? Wow, what a setup. Results obviously worth it!
I think you're mixing the planned shot with the final shot. The tripod with the flash was on the seat next to her and I had the camera, hand held, on the backseat.

G.

XaiLo
08-23-2007, 12:19 PM
Field of dreams (bc) dreams do come true.
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/flowers.jpg

Nice editing r3g

GabOrcinus, another sweet one.

Kellie, awesome composition and layout, very well done.:)

Prospero
08-23-2007, 06:47 PM
Field of dreams (bc) dreams do come true.

Nice editing r3g

GabOrcinus, another sweet one.

Kellie, awesome composition and layout, very well done.:)

Xailo, great picture !! Beautiful colours and DOF.

fionndruinne
08-23-2007, 06:58 PM
27897
1/1250 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400 @ 18mm, -0.3 EV, processed in Lightroom, added DOF blur

jcon
08-23-2007, 07:05 PM
fionndruinne, excellent photo! It gives me a dreamy, surreal feeling! Well done.

toriaj
08-23-2007, 07:55 PM
Very nice, fionndruinne. I like the water plants there in the bottom. Is the blur in the top half from PP, or was it from DOF? Very nice moody exposure.

No Control
08-23-2007, 08:35 PM
Is the blur in the top half from PP, or was it from DOF? Very nice moody exposure.

Well...:p;)


1/1250 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400 @ 18mm, -0.3 EV, processed in Lightroom, added DOF blur

At any rate wesome shot fionndruinne! I agree, very moody.

Esoterra
08-23-2007, 08:56 PM
D200 w/ 17-55
Spot Metering
f/4.5
Iso 100
SB600 in iTTL mode (-2 exposure)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185476679-L.jpg

toriaj
08-23-2007, 08:56 PM
Thanks, Drew :D

Fionndruinne, the focus blur made my eyes hurt a little ... that's why I asked (without reading your whole post) Maybe it's just me though.

Chris, great shot. My favorite of this batch is the B&W of the little one. Angelic. How is the color version?

XaiLo
08-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Thanks you very much Prospero.

fionndruinne, 2kewl;)

Esoterra
08-23-2007, 09:05 PM
Thanks, Drew :D

Fionndruinne, the focus blur made my eyes hurt a little ... that's why I asked (without reading your whole post) Maybe it's just me though.

Chris, great shot. My favorite of this batch is the B&W of the little one. Angelic. How is the color version?

Thanks Tori, The color version is similar to this pic, but cropped a little.

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/185477689-L.jpg

dxrocnxj
08-24-2007, 01:10 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1091/1220171175_084673d32b.jpg

haha 3:30 am here in jersey, and i got lucky with not one but two cars passing on this foggy night.actually felt like i really had a grasp on what i was doing when i took this, so i fl kinda proud. :o


f/22
30sec.
iso 800
18mm

Rooz
08-24-2007, 01:57 AM
Field of dreams (bc) dreams do come true.
http://www.designsbyxailo.com/thepics/2007/08_aug/flowers.jpg



cracking shot X.

XaiLo
08-24-2007, 02:36 AM
Much Thanks Rooz. :)

aparmley
08-24-2007, 05:25 AM
27897
1/1250 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400 @ 18mm, -0.3 EV, processed in Lightroom, added DOF blur

I like that photo - well done!

Jason25
08-24-2007, 08:21 AM
D70s + 18-70 DX + 40mph in a car (passenger, of course)

Outer Banks, NC

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/jmodzik/OBXboatweb.jpg

No Control
08-24-2007, 12:16 PM
D70s + 18-70 DX + 40mph in a car (passenger, of course)

Outer Banks, NC

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/jmodzik/OBXboatweb.jpg

Nice quick grabshot! What was your shutter speed? It doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of blur to be seen.

Prospero
08-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Here's another HDR. This one I took in Scotland, it's the view from Bruces Stone over Loch Trool (In the Galloway Forest). I blended three pictures, two stops apart. After that, I did some further editing in Capture NX.

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rawpaw18
08-24-2007, 01:52 PM
Jason, how long have you been back on the East Coast? Nice capture btw.

Dennis,trees in the foreground look a little light to me, were they that bright?
Nice composition, very pretty scene.

Jason25
08-24-2007, 01:55 PM
Nice quick grabshot! What was your shutter speed? It doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of blur to be seen.
I'll have to look, as I really don't remember off-hand. I did do a little bit of high-pass sharpening, but I was surprised by the original myself.


Jason, how long have you been back on the East Coast? Nice capture btw.

I just moved back here in January, kind of nice to be back :)

Thanks for the comments!

Prospero
08-24-2007, 02:04 PM
Jason, how long have you been back on the East Coast? Nice capture btw.

Dennis,trees in the foreground look a little light to me, were they that bright?
Nice composition, very pretty scene.

No, they were not really that bright. I accidentally boosted saturation and brightness a bit too far in capture NX. I replaced the version I posted with one with a bit less saturation and I darkened some parts a bit. I think this one is more accurate.
Thanks for the comment.

rawpaw18
08-24-2007, 02:12 PM
Looks good, I was nervous about saying something, your HDR work is
always a sight to behold. Thought it might have been my monitor.

No Control
08-24-2007, 02:12 PM
Awesome shot Prospero. I'm definitely going to have to try that HDR using your tutorial. Is Photomatix a free software? It says so on download.com but I've seen them be wrong before.

erichlund
08-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Here's another HDR. This one I took in Scotland, it's the view from Bruces Stone over Loch Trool (In the Galloway Forest). I blended three pictures, two stops apart. After that, I did some further editing in Capture NX.

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If I didn't know better, I would have said this was a photo of a well executed oil painting. It just has a sort of quality to it. Please don't take that as a criticism. I like the look, it just has a different feel than what I conventionally expect from a photograph.

Yexal
08-25-2007, 12:37 AM
Any suggestions on a good watermark program ?

I use AiS Watermark pictures protector (http://watermarker.com/) several years.

Rooz
08-25-2007, 12:43 AM
I use AiS Watermark pictures protector (http://watermarker.com/) several years.

welcome to the forum yexel. interesting choice of gear you have there. why the d40 and xti ? :confused:

T06
08-25-2007, 01:39 AM
That could be so many areas of Australia. Amazing how this place is so vast and so different yet so similar in many respects.

Thats Mt Pirongia, three pics, with the 17-55.

Prospero
08-25-2007, 01:49 AM
Awesome shot Prospero. I'm definitely going to have to try that HDR using your tutorial. Is Photomatix a free software? It says so on download.com but I've seen them be wrong before.

Thanks Drew. Photomatix is not free. You can try it for free, though. The trial is fully functional except that it saves with a watermark.


If I didn't know better, I would have said this was a photo of a well executed oil painting. It just has a sort of quality to it. Please don't take that as a criticism. I like the look, it just has a different feel than what I conventionally expect from a photograph.

Thanks for your comment Eric. The HDR treatment is the reason for the different feel. Tonemapping the huge dynamic range of the scene into one picture probably makes it less realistic and more painting like.

Dust Bowl Refugee
08-25-2007, 02:00 AM
Sorry to sound stoopid but what's HDR?

Rooz
08-25-2007, 02:06 AM
Sorry to sound stoopid but what's HDR?

click on the link in prospero's sig. :)

Dust Bowl Refugee
08-25-2007, 02:07 AM
click on the link in prospero's sig. :)

Thanks for that.

mutti_wilson
08-25-2007, 02:36 AM
Taken in Alta, Norway. I loved how the sky was so brooding. Notice the faint rainbow too? Im really liking the sreala v2 curve. This is resized for the web and sharpened. Nothing else.

Camera: Nikon D70
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter: 1/320
Aperture: f9
Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

Geoff Chandler
08-25-2007, 02:42 AM
Lillies on a pond at Wisley

rawpaw18
08-25-2007, 04:03 AM
Geoff,
That looks really nice. You may have overwatered your garden though.

Prospero
08-25-2007, 05:15 AM
Here's my next picture of the day. Took this one from the same place as the HDR. This is a single exposure. I did some work with control points in Capture NX. C&C welcome.

Nikon D50, Sigma 17-70
40mm, f/8, 1/500", ISO200

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K1W1
08-25-2007, 05:32 AM
To be honest I prefer that one to the HDR one (except for the logging on the other side of the valley).

K1W1
08-25-2007, 10:12 PM
This seems to be the most popular of yesterdays photos on my Flickr page. I like the action but I hate the light / dark. :confused:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1195/1231393562_b35e41ac62_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 400
55-200 VR lens

SantaCruz
08-25-2007, 10:38 PM
What exactly is it you don't like? Too contrasty, underexposed, oversaturated? It might be nicer if the ball was not in the shade but... care to elaborate? Looks fine to me...

r3g
08-25-2007, 10:58 PM
Its a good photo but I too dont like the dark parts. Looks really weird how the players are lit and the ball is a shadow, almost looks like the ball was photoshopped in or something.

K1W1
08-26-2007, 12:56 AM
almost looks like the ball was photoshopped in or something.

Reggie you are brilliant!
I will Photoshop in a "lit" ball. :)

The park where they played yesterday is the worst place to take photos. It's completely surrounded by forest that is all sorts of green shades and when the sun is shining like yesterday the ground has places that are spotlit and other places that are black with shadow. The same applies to the backgrounds.
Apart from anything else I had a $%^& day and the team lost.

Prospero
08-26-2007, 02:36 AM
Thanks for your comment K1W1. I tried to grow some trees on the slope in photoshop, but I didn't succeed yet.

My picture of the day: a waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales:

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Kellie
08-26-2007, 08:17 AM
This fireplace is located at the top of a hill on a cliff on the Lake Superior shore in MN. No one knows who built it or why, but they think it was built in the early 1900's. Odd spot for a fireplace!

28mm, f/7.1, 1/320, ISO 100 and some CS3 fun (mostly deep color pop, but probably a bit overdone - I like it, though)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1157/1241092228_477f749efd_o.jpg

Kellie
08-26-2007, 08:19 AM
Cool capture, Prospero. The trees are so green and the threatening sky adds a great effect!

Classic96
08-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Here is one of the photos from my first session with the new D80. I haven't played with any fill flash yet however. The mother to be was a squinter, even in the shade, so I never got any good shots of her eyes.

Thanks for looking :)

D80 w/55-200mm VR @ 92mm
Exposure 1/250
f/6.3
ISO 100

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1055/1240980617_e65fb5579e_o.jpg

Esoterra
08-26-2007, 11:22 AM
Here is one of the photos from my first session with the new D80. I haven't played with any fill flash yet however. The mother to be was a squinter, even in the shade, so I never got any good shots of her eyes.

Thanks for looking :)

D80 w/55-200mm VR @ 92mm
Exposure 1/250
f/6.3
ISO 100



Nice shot Classic. Is the lady in the picture pregnant? The guys head on her stomach leads me to beleive so? Thats a cool pose!

Classic96
08-26-2007, 11:51 AM
Yeah she is.. another month or so to go. I shot some photos just now of my wife with the fill flash and I greatly regret not trying it yesterday. I never had great results with it using the D50. At least the photos I took yesterday were just for friends and not paying clients ;)

Classic96
08-26-2007, 12:41 PM
Hope no one minds if I break the rules and post 2 in one day. Here is on of my wife and her new tattoo of our son's name.

50mm f/1.4
SB-800 fired with diffuser on
Exposure 1/200
f/3.5
Editing done in PS CS3

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1191/1242882568_9cfedc6525_o.jpg

No Control
08-26-2007, 01:40 PM
Hope no one minds if I break the rules and post 2 in one day. Here is on of my wife and her new tattoo of our son's name.

50mm f/1.4
SB-800 fired with diffuser on
Exposure 1/200
f/3.5
Editing done in PS CS3

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1191/1242882568_9cfedc6525_o.jpg

Nice shot classic. Her expression is great. And I like the tattoo as well!

TNB
08-26-2007, 03:59 PM
One of several shots from last night.

D200 / 70-200 / Aperture Priority
ISO 1600 / F2.8 / No Flash / Handheld

No Control
08-26-2007, 05:08 PM
One of several shots from last night.

D200 / 70-200 / Aperture Priority
ISO 1600 / F2.8 / No Flash / Handheld

http://www.tnbproductions.com/LV51s082507-137cRedWMx2.jpg

Yerrrrr out! haha. :D Nice capture TNB.

LR Max
08-26-2007, 07:36 PM
This was just too unique not to share :D

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/1244594371_cf11d3cae4.jpg

And yes, that is the actual name of the road.

jcon
08-26-2007, 07:40 PM
TNB, I love your baseball photos, do you have a site where you have more posted? I'd love to look at them.

I have an amatuer baseball team here in La Crosse but I dont bother since I dont have the 70-200 yet.

TNB
08-26-2007, 08:19 PM
Yerrrrr out! haha. :D Nice capture TNB.
Thanks.


TNB, I love your baseball photos, do you have a site where you have more posted? I'd love to look at them.

I have an amatuer baseball team here in La Crosse but I dont bother since I dont have the 70-200 yet.
Although I have a website, I haven't uploaded any baseball photos to it for public viewing yet. Eventually, I will and then delete the linked photos to this website. Here's one photo I played with a little bit.

No Control
08-26-2007, 08:25 PM
Haha that one almost looks like the image that's created by thermal/heat imaging cameras.

N.C.F.
08-26-2007, 10:03 PM
Just got back recently from an awesome all day music festival called En Fuego, took some pretty good shots to sadly be stuck in the crowd (didn't have time to obtain a press pass). My next few days will be mostly pics from that.

Bassist from Thalon.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/Nicholie-Carpathia/DSC_0045.jpg

Yexal
08-26-2007, 10:09 PM
welcome to the forum yexel.
Thank you!

[/QUOTE]
interesting choice of gear you have there. why the d40 and xti ? :confused:[/QUOTE]
My first camera is 400D. D40 for my sister and I use it time to time.

Shots made by D40 kit lenses seems is better than eos-kit. Therefore I think D40+kit is good choice for beginner.

Yexal
08-26-2007, 10:24 PM
welcome to the forum yexel.
Thank you!


interesting choice of gear you have there. why the d40 and xti ? :confused:
My first camera is 400D. D40 for my sister and I use it time to time.

Shots made by D40 kit lenses seems is better than eos-kit. Therefore I think D40+kit is good choice for beginner.

SantaCruz
08-27-2007, 01:35 AM
Took a little jaunt up to the mountains today...

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0884a1.jpg

Rooz
08-27-2007, 01:37 AM
holy crap, that is fantastic. :eek:

K1W1
08-27-2007, 02:35 AM
Great shot.

I wish we had real mountains here. The "mountain" I live on is all of 680 metres high for goodness sake.

Prospero
08-27-2007, 04:19 AM
Great shot, SantaCruz. Very nice composition.

There are no mountains here either. As a matter of fact, I actually live below the sea level :cool:

SantaCruz
08-27-2007, 07:03 AM
Thank you for the comments. It was spotty weather and the lighting was pretty flat. I was lucky to get this shot during a brief bit of sunlight. The highlight of the day was the clouds more than the landscape. Pretty threatening at times. I'll post more as I sort through them. Yes I'm lucky... I've got both the ocean and mountains within a couple hours drive from where I live. Now traffic is another thing... :(

Prospero
08-27-2007, 08:09 AM
Here's another HDR shot. This one was made with a single raw file. Normally I do not use this technique, but the strategy I normally use in Capture NX didn't give good results this time.
I took this one at the beginning of the Glen Coe Valley in Scotland.

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Turo
08-27-2007, 08:30 PM
http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/wakeboard/wake3/images/wake3_39.jpg

I wish I would have captured more of his reflection on the water.

Esoterra
08-27-2007, 09:02 PM
http://ww2.cs.fsu.edu/~donate/wakeboard/wake3/images/wake3_39.jpg

I wish I would have captured more of his reflection on the water.

Dang that is some perfect water for wakeboarding. I just bought my wife a new wakeboard and EVERY FRIGGING TIME we go out on Lake Mead... the water is so bad and choppy that we have to sacrifice our kids on the waves with our darn tube! Nix Pix!

Esoterra
08-27-2007, 09:05 PM
Today was the first day of school. Got a few priceless shots... here are a few that I like. The rest can be seen here (http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/3379290#188709432)

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/188705097-L.jpg

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/188700390-L.jpg

toriaj
08-27-2007, 09:46 PM
Great as usual, Chris. I love #10, looks like you're having fun with that wideangle :) And it's fun to imagine his expression in #16!

Somehow, the PP-induced DOF just never looks the same though ...

No Control
08-27-2007, 09:49 PM
Somehow, the PP-induced DOF just never looks the same though ...

Such is the importance of doing as well as you can to get it right in-camera. In the first picture posted here it doesn't look like any thinner DOF was possible though.

But anyway, great set Chris! I'd imagine for a dad it's very exciting to see your kids go off to school.

fionndruinne
08-27-2007, 10:22 PM
Nice ones, Chris. Although I think the DOF in the first one a bit too much... the girl in pink is quite close to the subject(s), but is as blurry as the kids in the background. As a visual effect kind of thing, it's good but maybe could be a little less pronounced.

Classic96
08-27-2007, 11:11 PM
Here is one of momma and baby this weekend. I just love the expressions.

Nikon D80 w/50mm
1/30
f/3.5
SB-800 bounced

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1289/1254840755_1f3ca75651_o.jpg

SantaCruz
08-28-2007, 12:50 AM
Another shot from my jaunt to the mountains... Nothing spectacular but the clouds kind of spoke to me.

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0975a1.jpg

Turo
08-28-2007, 07:42 AM
Dang that is some perfect water for wakeboarding. I just bought my wife a new wakeboard and EVERY FRIGGING TIME we go out on Lake Mead... the water is so bad and choppy that we have to sacrifice our kids on the waves with our darn tube! Nix Pix!

We're not always lucky enough to have the water that nice, but we definitely take advantage of it whenever possible!


http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/188705097-L.jpg


I really like this pic.

davew
08-28-2007, 08:24 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/1259100522_496d6fd280.jpg



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1405/1259100478_47b5b6a7e8.jpg

K1W1
08-28-2007, 03:27 PM
http://chrisross.smugmug.com/photos/188705097-L.jpg

That one is priceless.

Esoterra
08-28-2007, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the nice remarks!

Prospero
08-28-2007, 04:39 PM
My next picture of the day. Taken from the hills next to Loch Catherine in the Scottish Highlands. The view is of another lake, which I forgot the name of.

Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20,
ISO200, 1/160s, f/8, 12mm

28055

domenic
08-28-2007, 04:51 PM
Hi everyone,
This is my first post with my first ever D-SLR.

This was taken at the weekend, Black rock sands in Wales. I would appreciate feedback as im new to the whole game.

Nikon D40
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
1/500 sec - F/11
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Cheers

Dom

erichlund
08-28-2007, 05:47 PM
My next picture of the day. Taken from the hills next to Loch Catherine in the Scottish Highlands. The view is of another lake, which I forgot the name of.

Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20,
ISO200, 1/160s, f/8, 12mm

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Loch is Scottish for Lake, so I suspect the name of the Lake is Catherine. :eek:

Ah, you mean another lake than Loch Catherine... :o

Prospero
08-29-2007, 11:54 AM
Dom, nice shot. I like the lines in the sand. The sepia looks great here.
It might have been better if you had waited a bit longer until the sun was lower in the sky, this way the light would have been less harsh, you would have more pleasing colour in the sky.


Loch is Scottish for Lake, so I suspect the name of the Lake is Catherine. :eek:

Ah, you mean another lake than Loch Catherine... :o

Yeah, I meant another lake ;)
I looked on the map and it turns out that it is Loch Achray.

And here's my next picture of the day, it is the famous Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland. This picture was created by combining two pictures, 4 stops apart, with the Highlight/Shadow tool of Photomatix:

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Gintaras
08-29-2007, 12:30 PM
Nikonians, GREAT SHOTS.

Prospero, your HD style blows my mind away, fantastic work. ;)

Gintaras
08-29-2007, 02:22 PM
from Canonians to Nikonians:D

PS: sorry for invading a bit of your space.

Esoterra
08-29-2007, 02:30 PM
from Canonians to Nikonians:D

PS: sorry for invading a bit of your space.

We welcome all alike here Gintaras. Very nice picture. Did you mess around with WB on this shot, or is it Topsy Krett?

Prospero
08-29-2007, 03:13 PM
Nikonians, GREAT SHOTS.

Prospero, your HD style blows my mind away, fantastic work. ;)

Thanks Gintares.

Nice picture. The feel of the picture is great.

Gintaras
08-30-2007, 12:01 AM
Esoterra and Prospero, thanks, frankly I liked the feeling in this picture too. Problem I was taking it handheld and you would be laughing if see my position for taking this pix. I took actually 3 pix of the same situation but only one turned out acceptable. I could not use viewfinder shooting in that position so it was a “blind” shot.

Esoterra, of course it’s a big secret which only very trusted family members are allowed to know.:D

Anyway take a look::eek:

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/15Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F4.0
Metering Modes
Partial metering
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
200
Lens
EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Focal Length
63.0 mm
Image Quality
Fine
Flash
Off
White Balance
White fluorescent light
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style
User Setting1(Standard)
Parameters
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : -1
Sharpness : 6
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 1
Color matrix
-
Color Space
sRGB
Dust Delete Data
No
Drive Mode
Single-frame shooting


Sometime ago I discovered that shooting evening or sunset with a Fluorescent light WB can add a bit of artistic look into your shot. In fact that is the only situation where I would use an otherwise useless Fluorescent WB. I did the same trick recently when shooting a sunset, you can see the result yourself (pix below) and hand me your judgment if you like this or not.

SantaCruz
08-30-2007, 12:11 AM
Nice pics everyone... This is just an impromptu shot of a little rascal questioning my motives.

http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0006b1.jpg

Rooz
08-30-2007, 12:33 AM
Hi everyone,
This is my first post with my first ever D-SLR.

This was taken at the weekend, Black rock sands in Wales. I would appreciate feedback as im new to the whole game.

Nikon D40
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
1/500 sec - F/11
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Cheers

Dom

welcome aboard Dom. your photo has great exposure considering the conditions. some suggestions would be try not to get the sun in the shot cos it blows out the highlights alot. its also not very pleasant to look at thru the viewfinder ! :p

another thing to consider is the rule of thirds. in the case of this photo. try and position the horizon in the top or bottom third of the shot rather than thru the centre. it tends to make for a stronger composition. i cropped it a little so you get what i'm talking about.

Gintaras
08-30-2007, 12:57 AM
Prospero, you might be laughing at me but... in Dominic shot I liked the blown skilight a lot, it just gave me that unique feeling of the place and the situation.

Rooz, i am carefully listening to your comment and suggestions you gave to Dom as i need them too.

T06
08-30-2007, 04:18 AM
TNB, I love your baseball photos, do you have a site where you have more posted? I'd love to look at them.

I have an amatuer baseball team here in La Crosse but I dont bother since I dont have the 70-200 yet.

Now don't that just say it all.:p:p

rawpaw18
08-30-2007, 04:25 AM
Lying on my back in the middle of the
Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

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1/160", f/5, ISO 400, CW, 18mm

K1W1
08-30-2007, 04:33 AM
Am I correct in thinking that they are missile type rockets rather than humans into space type rockets?

rawpaw18
08-30-2007, 04:43 AM
You are correct.

They tried human piloted rocket, but upon re entry
there was a drastic metabolic change in the astronaut.
So it was back to the old drawing board.:eek:
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r3g
08-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Really good pictures everyone!!

Been a while since i posted here so..

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1308/1279975414_2707ad2064_o.jpg

SantaCruz
08-30-2007, 09:21 PM
http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0582c1.jpg

K1W1
08-30-2007, 09:29 PM
I like that.

fionndruinne
08-30-2007, 11:53 PM
Puppies for sale! :p

28137

Manual mode, 1/100 sec., f/5.3, ISO 400 @ 45mm

Prospero
08-31-2007, 04:00 AM
Puppies for sale! :p

28137

Manual mode, 1/100 sec., f/5.3, ISO 400 @ 45mm

Are you trying to finance a new D300 by selling puppies, fiondruinne :D. Nice shot, btw.

Santa Cruz, nice picture. Well controlled depth of field.

Rich, nice collection of rockets. I study aerospace engineering, so I find these very interesting. The only one I recognize is the German V1, though.

Gintares, I am personally not a fan of blown out skies. In this shot, however, it cannot be avoided because it is shot straight into the sun. The reason I suggested waiting till it was a bit later was not really to reduce the blown out sky, but to reduce the harsh shadows on the land.

rawpaw18
08-31-2007, 04:24 AM
Dennis, rockets and cameras too! What more could you ask for?
Oh, yeah if you are in the area:rolleyes:, there is an Award Winning National Geographic Photo exhibit going on now.

They did have this camera, sure it is dated but check out the stats.
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1/50", f/5, ISO 1600, CW, 18mm
28159

K1W1
08-31-2007, 04:36 AM
The wording on that sign is actually rather frightening.

rawpaw18
08-31-2007, 04:50 AM
I thought so too, and this is technology that we are aware of. Eek!

Gintaras
08-31-2007, 05:06 AM
Great shots guys.

SantaCruz, beautiful flower shot, but I fell in love with the other close-up featuring a very cute pooch and I was amazed with that.:eek:

Raw, I hope you did not want having this camera as problems with carrying it around, imagine you board a plane with such a piece of hi-tech.:p

r3g, such an unusual look and its feeling AMAZES me. Tell us truth, you merged two pix in one or was it the original shot? I cannot believe one could pull such a composition straight out of the cam.:D

Prospero, right you are, I did not grasp you were talking about harsh shadows there. Do not beat me please.:rolleyes:

Prospero
08-31-2007, 05:18 AM
Dennis, rockets and cameras too! What more could you ask for?
Oh, yeah if you are in the area:rolleyes:, there is an Award Winning National Geographic Photo exhibit going on now.

They did have this camera, sure it is dated but check out the stats.
28158
1/50", f/5, ISO 1600, CW, 18mm
28159

Now there's a real camera. I want one of those for moon shots :D
However, does it take ultra wide angle lenses too?

Oh, and I would love to visit the NG Photo exhibit, but it's such a long way swimming :). Perhaps if you can send me that camera, I can see it from here.

Rooz
08-31-2007, 05:43 AM
nifty fifty
f2 1/30s

Viky
08-31-2007, 06:11 AM
nifty fifty
f2 1/30s

Wow! Lovely shot! I just love the softness of this photo:)

achuang
08-31-2007, 06:12 AM
Great shot there Rooz. Love the expression and those eyes are amazing.

Prospero
08-31-2007, 06:48 AM
Here's another HDR, this one was made from a single raw file (my other rawfiles wouldn't allign with this one). I took this one on the Orkney Islands. This one is not realistic at all, but I kinda liked it. What do y'all think?

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jcon
08-31-2007, 10:07 AM
They did have this camera, sure it is dated but check out the stats.

28159

Screw the new D3, im gettin one of those!:D:D:eek:

r3g
08-31-2007, 12:27 PM
r3g, such an unusual look and its feeling AMAZES me. Tell us truth, you merged two pix in one or was it the original shot? I cannot believe one could pull such a composition straight out of the cam.:D


LOL!! PP FTW :cool:. It was created from a single RAW saved in 4 different exposures as .TIFF. Merged and tone mapped in Photomatrix Pro and further editing in CS3. A lot of the dynamic range is in the bushes which you cant see anymore because I toned it all gold but without that the picture is way too busy. Glad you like it because flickr members dont seem to :rolleyes:.




Prospero - Simply awesome! :D

Gintaras
08-31-2007, 01:00 PM
Rooz, so beautifull and CUTE!!! great shot

Prospero, you are the MASTER of High Definition!!! that's next step i must learn after i learn how to take great shots. :o

Gintaras
08-31-2007, 01:05 PM
r3, i like so much UNusual pix, consider these ones.

jcon
08-31-2007, 01:49 PM
:confused: Im confused, I feel like im in the wrong forum section! :confused:

Oh and r3g, if they dont like it, who gives a.... Aslong as you like it and are happy with your work, they can all kiss your... ;)

Prospero
08-31-2007, 02:06 PM
:confused: Im confused, I feel like im in the wrong forum section! :confused:


Yeah, this place has a real immigration problem. Must be the appeal of the Nikon D3/D300 :).

But don't worry, we'll never make these Canonites part of the clique... :D

Gintares and Reg, thanks a lot for the comments.
Gintares, nice set of shots. Those are some unusual lighting effects. How did you create those?

TNB
08-31-2007, 07:51 PM
TNB, I love your baseball photos....
Although I shot more baseball last night, I haven't had a chance to go through them--too tired after that, work, and the lunar eclipse. I did pick out one of the baseball/bat photos and one of the fireworks photos I took when the game ended. Again, I didn't take a tripod or a monopod. As a result, everthing was hand held (as I typically shoot including the fireworks photos), no flash, D200, 70-200, Aperature Priority, F/2.8, ISO 1600.

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

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

jcon
08-31-2007, 08:18 PM
Excellent work TNB, that second picture is amazing!

That action shot is incredible for handheld.. what was the shutter?

Thanks again for the photos!:D

Rooz
08-31-2007, 08:41 PM
that 2nd shot is great...what is it ? :confused:

this is another photo with off camera flash for all the people who wonder why you would use flash photography as opposed to high iso's.

this is probably one of my favourite photos. i have this in an 11x14 for my parents and the exposure is perfect which made the enlargement as good as it gets.

toriaj
08-31-2007, 08:56 PM
Congratulations Rooz, it's an awesome feeling to know you just NAILED that shot :)

Rooz
08-31-2007, 09:07 PM
thanx tor, i love that one cos it's his first ever "solid" meal. :)

gotta thank andy for linking me to strobist. i've learnt more from that site in 4 weeks than i have learnt in the past 20years. i've gone from thinking "i have to use a flash" to "i want to use a flash."

Rooz
08-31-2007, 09:09 PM
Really good pictures everyone!!

Been a while since i posted here so..

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1308/1279975414_2707ad2064_o.jpg

i love this shot. how did you get the colours like that ?? :confused:

fionndruinne
08-31-2007, 10:13 PM
That one seems to be a well-liked photo, and I do admire the colors... but I don't care for it too much, truth be told. Too much going on in it for my taste. But then, I'm just a bear that way, don't listen to me.;)

r3g
08-31-2007, 10:15 PM
i love this shot. how did you get the colours like that ?? :confused:

Thx! I started from a single RAW, saved it in 4 TIFFs (-4 , -2 , 0 , 2 , +4), merged and tone mapped in Photomaxtrix Pro, then edited more in photoshop. Oh ya and I wanted to go for a monotoneish type look though technically its not monotone because there is more then 2 colors in it. The majority of the color came from the merge I actually desaturated it. Shame that you cant see all the dynamic range in the bushes because its all gold now. Not sure if it can be considered an HDR.

r3g
08-31-2007, 10:18 PM
That one seems to be a well-liked photo, and I do admire the colors... but I don't care for it too much, truth be told. Too much going on in it for my taste. But then, I'm just a bear that way, don't listen to me.;)

Yeah it seems to be hit or miss with people. I agree theres a bit much going on which is why I toned everything gold. I was going for more of an artistic type look here :P

Prospero
09-01-2007, 07:16 AM
Here's my picture of the day. Taken at Loch Ness in Scotland.

Straight out of the camera for a change :D

Sigma 17-70, 17mm, f/14, 1/80s

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fionndruinne
09-01-2007, 10:14 AM
Awesome, Dennis!:D

Looks like you just missed Runrig, premier Scottish folk-rock band, and their huge Loch Ness concert (which was rained upon something fierce, from what I've heard).

rawpaw18
09-01-2007, 10:23 AM
Hey D
Great capture,
Shame about that dust spot on your sensor, just left of center.
You may want to do some cleaning.

rawpaw18
09-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Last Night at the Delmarva Shorebirds Game
Taken in raw, new for me.

My shot of Miguel Abreu's shot
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1/640", f/3.2, ISO 1600, CW, 200mm , -2/3(brought back in Lightroom)

r3g
09-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Prospero - Dig that picture especially the detail in the bottom

rawpaw18 - great timing!


And now for me:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1389/1295922265_ed2469ee12_o.jpg

rawpaw18
09-01-2007, 12:41 PM
Looks good r3g
It messes with my eyes, I am expecting to see all silhouette instead of the green leaves. Multi exp?

r3g
09-01-2007, 01:23 PM
Looks good r3g
It messes with my eyes, I am expecting to see all silhouette instead of the green leaves. Multi exp?


Nope just a bunch of layering and such