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cincyimages
11-14-2006, 10:52 AM
I would like to see better examples of photos taken with Nikon DSLR cameras and their wide array of lenses (including third party lenses). Please no "nude" shots - keep it work safe.

It does not matter when the photo was taken, as long as you only post ONE IMAGE PER DAY. You can add a picture everyday as long as it is different.

Feel free to post your EXIF data, so other photographers can learn if you have it else a small caption is fine. Here is an example of a format that is welcomed below:

Camera: Nikon D200
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
Lens: Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX

cincyimages
11-14-2006, 12:46 PM
Camera: Nikon D600
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/20
Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 ED AF-S

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/147268303/original.jpg

K1W1
11-14-2006, 01:38 PM
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.

TNB
11-14-2006, 10:06 PM
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.
Wow, ever visit the other manufacturer specific forums on this website? There are photos in those forums as well. :rolleyes:

K1W1
11-15-2006, 12:27 AM
Wow, ever visit the other manufacturer specific forums on this website? There are photos in those forums as well. :rolleyes:

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.

cincyimages
11-15-2006, 06:02 AM
This is one of the few Nikon specific forums on the web so I thought it was a good idea to showcase the quality of Nikon lenses. I am currently shopping around for several Nikon lenses since making the jump to the system and am very interested in seeing examples. I know there are other resources where you can see examples but this one would be more interactive.

Esoterra
11-15-2006, 08:53 AM
This picture taken with my D70s and Sigma 18-200 DC

http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/104642389-L.jpg

cincyimages
11-21-2006, 01:08 PM
I was in Chicago this weekend and took about 280 photos, he is the first one I processed. The "Chicago Bean" is one of my favorite public art displays in the country. It is very hard to capture the "bean" without people swarming all around it.

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Aperture: f4
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://upload.pbase.com/image/70573630/original.jpg

jcon
11-21-2006, 03:29 PM
Cincy Images taking a photo in Chicago, that just seems funny:p

Nice picture, I drive to Chicago many many times and it really is a beautiful place!

cincyimages
11-22-2006, 06:35 AM
Taken at Chicago's Millenium Park Ice Skating Rink.

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Aperture: f4
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/70595322/original.jpg

wh0128
11-22-2006, 01:28 PM
Very nice pictures Cincy, I really do like that bean though, it would be cool to get really close to it and use it kinda like a fisheye, but with a normal lens, because it bends everything inwards that is around it. Do you know that girl? or is it just someone skating? The lighthing is very strong because of the ice, but great capture.

T06
11-22-2006, 09:11 PM
D 200, 50mm 1.8, f/7.1 1/200

babaman
11-22-2006, 10:34 PM
Nice chicago bean.

I don't see your reflection off the bean. How's that possible ?:confused:

Photoshop?

wh0128
11-22-2006, 10:54 PM
Nice chicago bean.

I don't see your reflection off the bean. How's that possible ?:confused:

Photoshop?

If it was Photoshop, he did a damn good job at cloning him out. I think maybe, I may be wrong, but if you look closely there is a black figure further out. This could be him and the lens set at 135mm?? We must know cincy!:)

LR Max
11-23-2006, 07:10 PM
I am a little drunk, but I think I am following the rules. If I am not, call me out.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Focal Length: 50mm
Apeture: f/1.8 (yes, the nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lense ;) )
shutter speed: 1/80
ISO: 1600
EV: 0

http://static.flickr.com/100/304611014_c4090478d4.jpg

patticakes
11-24-2006, 06:22 AM
d200 50mm 1.8, 1/320, ISO 320, WB cloudy,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/amethystv/_DSC0300b.jpg

my own b&w conversion

Esoterra
11-24-2006, 11:24 AM
d200 50mm 1.8, 1/320, ISO 320, WB cloudy,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/amethystv/_DSC0300b.jpg

my own b&w conversion

Nice picture. One thing that really surprised me was how minimal the noise is on my D200 at Iso 300-800 range- compared to my D70s. Your picture is a good example of my satisfaction with the D200.

Ketama
11-24-2006, 05:56 PM
Camera: Nikon D50 with 18-55mm Kit Lens
Focal length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture : f 8

cincyimages
11-24-2006, 08:40 PM
Great photos people. I enjoy viewing great photos from the different configurations, lens and photographers of Nikon cameras.

Here is my next one:

Camera: Nikon D80
Focal Length: 95mm
ISO: 200
Aperture: f6.3
Shutter: 1/640
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/70595323/original.jpg

idledown
11-28-2006, 10:42 PM
http://static.flickr.com/104/282930461_19400745f8_o.jpg

idledown
11-28-2006, 10:47 PM
I like this one even if it old!

http://static.flickr.com/113/297550744_38bb0f04ce_o.jpg

TNB
11-29-2006, 01:54 AM
Downtown--too many tourists around to not catch at least one.

D200
50mm
F/3.2
1/40 sec
400 ISO

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Yw68398.jpg

rawpaw18
11-29-2006, 03:12 AM
17735
if it looks familiar I moved it from the photo gallery

D50 w/18-70
18mm
20 sec.

cincyimages
11-29-2006, 09:11 AM
^ Great Photo

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/70871060/original.jpg

Vich
11-29-2006, 10:50 AM
^ Great Photo

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/70871060/original.jpg

Wow, you should post that at the local highschool!

That is the cleanest homeless blanket I've ever seen however. Posed?

Some nice shots on this thread. Although I'm a Canonite, enjoyed browsing. Great thread idea!

davew
11-29-2006, 05:54 PM
Nice pics hopefully by friday am I can start posting a Nikon Pic of the day :)
I can not wait until i get my paycheck tomorrow and get my D50.:)

idledown
11-29-2006, 07:08 PM
http://static.flickr.com/117/270431118_aa2a1a9d12.jpg

shoeytennis
11-29-2006, 09:50 PM
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4198/dsc0053av1.jpg

im new to this and just got my d50 a few days ago! yes i knew the picture sucks but i think its really creepy.
D50
NIKON 50MM F/1.8 AF

cincyimages
11-30-2006, 03:43 AM
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/70871035/original.jpg

davew
11-30-2006, 08:54 AM
my first 3 images in my 30" light tent with the new D50
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/DSC_0018.JPG

http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/DSC_0008.JPG

http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/DSC_0015.JPG

used the macro mode with the kit 18-55 lens
** now i need a REAL macro lens

TNB
11-30-2006, 10:30 PM
After seeing that cat photo, I just had to post a photo of Bennie--originally shot in color.

D50
70-200 lens
200 mm
1/60s
F/4
200 ISO

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Yw66374.jpg

shoeytennis
11-30-2006, 10:40 PM
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/307/adsc0008sv3.jpg

d50
50mm f1/8

cincyimages
12-01-2006, 01:26 AM
After seeing that cat photo, I just had to post a photo of Bennie--originally shot in color.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Yw66374.jpg

Nice photo.

TNB
12-02-2006, 01:54 AM
Thanks. Here's a photo of my other cat, Tigger.

Nikon D50
Sigma 70-300mm D F4-5.6 Macro Super II
300 mm
1/160s
F/5.6

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Ge94479.jpg

davew
12-02-2006, 04:27 AM
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/bananana_dw.jpg

davew
12-02-2006, 04:28 AM
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/plant_dw.jpg

davew
12-02-2006, 04:30 AM
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/dakota_dw_45.jpg

davew
12-02-2006, 05:56 AM
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/flag_dw.jpg

cincyimages
12-02-2006, 12:40 PM
davew, please read the first post. Only one photo per day, plus you didn't provide us with any information. What camera, lens and settings?

davew
12-02-2006, 01:10 PM
sorry
Nikon D50
auto and P for now
My apologies for the 3 posts I won't post a pic until Wednesday then.

Vich
12-02-2006, 01:19 PM
sorry
Nikon D50
auto and P for now
My apologies for the 3 posts I won't post a pic until Wednesday then.
Do weighted averages apply? If you post something really awsome, does that cover you for a week? lol.

Like the dog's drooping eyes. The nose sort of grabbed the focus, but he looks like a cool dog.

shoeytennis
12-02-2006, 03:58 PM
D50
18-55 kit lens
focal lentgh 30mm
exspoure f 1/500
just a little PP :D
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7369/adsc0076iv5.jpg

shoeytennis
12-02-2006, 06:28 PM
davew, please read the first post. Only one photo per day, plus you didn't provide us with any information. What camera, lens and settings?

As an idea like what we did up in the canon section we had a thread for all s3 or s2 pics and has like 250 pages now so why cant we have a full on nikon dslr one?

PHeller
12-02-2006, 08:32 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/DSC_0084.jpg

I wish I knew the settings...

How do I save the settings in File Properties?

TNB
12-03-2006, 12:30 AM
I wish I knew the settings...

How do I save the settings in File Properties?
Open the photo in Windows Picture & Fax Viewer
Right Click
Properties
Summary
___________

Here's an example of one of the photos I took today.

D200
70-200
98mm
ISO 500
Shutter Priority
1/400 sec
F/11

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Gd93686.jpg

LR Max
12-03-2006, 09:03 AM
Kinda keeping up with the outdoors/off road theme, I snapped this one last week.

http://static.flickr.com/121/307249721_854a50f309.jpg


Nikon D70s with 50mm f/1.8 lense
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure Bias: 1 EV
ISO Speed: 400

Twism
12-03-2006, 12:02 PM
London at night.... cropped for widescreen desktop. Complete beginner, but im pretty proud of it :D

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/twism10111/3.jpg

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter: 15"
Aperture: f11
Lens: Nikon 50mm f1.8

Tony_V
12-03-2006, 06:40 PM
There are some great shots in this thread. I just got my D80 today. Here is one of my first attempts.

Nikon D80 with 18-135mm lens
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO: 400

rawpaw18
12-03-2006, 06:50 PM
Looks good Tony, are they wearing blankets?

Tony_V
12-03-2006, 06:54 PM
My wife calls them sheep coats. She tells me they keep the wool cleaner so it is easier to shear and cheaper to process.

TNB
12-03-2006, 08:09 PM
Those sheep remind me of Wyo.

Here's another recent photo I took, but of a Jeep to go with the other Jeep posted earlier. Not mine though since I sold my Jeep long ago.

D200
70-200
70mm
ISO 500
Shutter Priority
1/500 sec
F/14

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Wt58925.jpg

cincyimages
12-04-2006, 08:46 AM
http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Gd93686.jpg

Cool photo, I think if you had a shallow depth of field it would look even better but nice photo regardless.


Twism, great photo of London. It is nice to see the 50mm 1.8 at work in skyline photography. Did you also use a star filter?

Twism
12-04-2006, 11:00 AM
Twism, great photo of London. It is nice to see the 50mm 1.8 at work in skyline photography. Did you also use a star filter?

Ahh thanks :D

Yeh, I bought the 50mm the other day, not sure if it was the right choice for me, but cheap enough not to be a huge issue.

As for a star filter, I dont know what that is :(

Anyways, great pics everyone and great thread Idea... now if only I had enough time to take and post a picture everyday :(

shoeytennis
12-04-2006, 02:43 PM
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/5449/adsc0075sw8.jpg

d50
18-55 kit lens
little pp
freezing outside

Jason25
12-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Also in the landscape thread, but I took this saturday morning in heavy sleet.

D70s + 18-70 DX
18mm, f8, 1/15, ISO 1250

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

cincyimages
12-04-2006, 08:33 PM
ISO 1250, really? Wow... I don't see any noise for an ISO that high. Did you use any noise reducing software?

cincyimages
12-04-2006, 08:35 PM
Ahh thanks :D

As for a star filter, I dont know what that is :(


Well you already answered my question by not knowing but here is a page that shows you what star filters do, looks like you accomplished this effect with your f-stop.

http://www.tiffen.com/star_filters.htm

Jason25
12-05-2006, 09:16 AM
ISO 1250, really? Wow... I don't see any noise for an ISO that high. Did you use any noise reducing software?

I haven't run it through any noise reduction software yet, as I don't have any at the moment :D

wh0128
12-05-2006, 01:03 PM
You m ight beable to recognize noise at full size, but more likely not on a website and that size. And also its slightly hard to see noise in white objects, as that is what I have discovered.

HPVDS
12-05-2006, 07:06 PM
So yeah i was on the way home from a band after school thing when I just happened to see this and had my new d50 w/ me.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7884/dsc0282yh1.jpg

Nikon D50
18-55mm (@55m)
F/5.6
1/60 sec

shoeytennis
12-05-2006, 10:24 PM
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1231/adsc0008jm5.jpg

d50
50mm

TNB
12-05-2006, 10:25 PM
I gotta love the cat photos. ;)

jcon
12-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Nikon D50, 50mm

How 'bout some love for a mans best friend...

cincyimages
12-06-2006, 06:41 AM
I went to the Xavier-Detroit game last night and decided to see how the 18-135mm Nikon lens would handle indoors with low light. I had the ISO set to 800. The photo was hand held.

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/71266566/original.jpg

patticakes
12-06-2006, 09:57 AM
I know the focus is kind of off... but I like it anyway lol.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/amethystv/gould016.jpg

100 ISO
1/160
f 2.5
nikkor 50mm 1.8

idledown
12-07-2006, 05:50 AM
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4427/sunbeambyalltheworldssqsb9.jpg

cincyimages
12-07-2006, 06:56 AM
^ Where is the information?

At least post the camera & lens you used if you don't have the EXIF data.

rawpaw18
12-07-2006, 12:15 PM
17944

Trying out the 70-200, had the vr on because I am like a wild man when I try to hold this bad boy. I think of the sheriff "Bart" on Blazing Saddles when I use this lens, "Excuse me, while I whip this out"
Shot at f/2.8
Iso 200
200mm
1/1600 sec.

It looks a lot softer than it actually is, because I dropped quality down, to around 80 in ps, to get it within sites parameters.

wh0128
12-07-2006, 01:28 PM
I really like the geese shot rawpaw, good to know you're using the lens correctly.

pine red
12-07-2006, 02:20 PM
I'm really enjoying this thread. Especially since I am very close to having my very own Nikon dslr. Love the chicago shots and cats, especailly. Thanks for posting! oh, and that game shot is amazing!

davew
12-07-2006, 03:29 PM
Learnig to get out of green mode a bit
Nikon D50
2006/12/07 16:21:44.7
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: 1684 x 1275
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 22mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/60 sec - F/3.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Isnt the best but i have been trying to shoot in A mode for 3 days now and figure this out myself


http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/jinkx_small11.jpg

shoeytennis
12-07-2006, 03:42 PM
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/3867/adsc0059ur6.jpg

i took so many pictures id like to share today but heres one i liek the most. and when arte we going to start a full nikon picture thread so some fo us can show off more then one picture?

d50
18-55 kit lens
18mm
1/1000exp

davew
12-07-2006, 03:44 PM
I can open a 2nd forum for nikon people only to post pics?
it will have to be a sub domain off my site though?

jcon
12-07-2006, 03:57 PM
Just upload your pictures to a hosting site and post the link here for people to look at your photos, not sure it will be a good idea to post many pics every day on here.

shoeytennis
12-07-2006, 05:12 PM
well up in the canon section when i had a s3 wed post a ton of pictures in an s3 section so why not just start a "nikon slr pics" page?

toriaj
12-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Sounds great, shoeytennis! :D "If you start it, they will post ..." :rolleyes:

jcon
12-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Probably would be a good idea to start that thread in the "Photo Gallery" forum. I dont know, maybe Jeff keller would have a comment?

wh0128
12-07-2006, 10:18 PM
I agree with jcon. The owner of the site has provided members with a specific section for posting pictures. If someone goes to the photo gallery section and starts a thread there for only Nikononians, I'm sure that might be alot better.

shoeytennis
12-07-2006, 10:44 PM
ok ok it is done! there is now a nikon slr pictures thread in photo gallery so lets go swarm it up and show what nikon slrs' can do!

cincyimages
12-08-2006, 06:18 AM
OK now that that is all cleared up, we can continue our standard format here. Here is a shot of the Cincinnati skyline taken across the Ohio River from the Covington, Kentucky riverfront.

Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Aperture: f14
Shutter: 15 second
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/69974736/original.jpg

TNB
12-08-2006, 06:54 PM
I guess I prefer taking photos of faster moving objects. ;)

D200
70-200
95mm
1/400
F/18
ISO 500

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Bz79197.jpg

davew
12-08-2006, 07:18 PM
Nice Pic !!!!

cincyimages
12-08-2006, 09:21 PM
Agree, nice photo. Where were you when you took this photo? What made you use an f/18? Was the camera set to priority? Don't you want a larger aperture for action shots?

wh0128
12-08-2006, 09:29 PM
Um well if you noticed cincy he was using ISO 500, with a shutterspeed of 1/400th. So 1/400th is way fast enough to stop this action, and for f/18 is probably the correct setting to use.

cincyimages
12-08-2006, 09:56 PM
My questions were simply for my own knowledge not to question his skills. The photo is great.

TNB
12-08-2006, 11:59 PM
Thanks for the compliments.

For action, I tend to use Shutter Priority, especially since I am usually panning fast moving objects (which are also much faster and smaller than the truck in the photo). This allows me to slow down the shutter just enough to show some motion--in this case, wheel and tire spin--and still keep the subject in focus.

Conequently, the camera takes care of the Aperture setting in Shutter Priority, which is nice since I am usually "zooming in and out" with a handheld 70-200VR over a course with variable lighting conditions. Some people I do know sit and wait at one particular spot with the focus lock set. However, I get bored and at this particular race, I took photos from the same vantage point of three different areas of the course simply because I wanted to take photos instead of wait--that is until the sun got too low and the trucks were landing with me directly facing the sun. Basically, I almost made a horseshoe of shots from various distances under different lighting conditions since the trucks were various distances and the sun was at different angles. Normally, I would have moved around, but this was a last minute thing and I wasn't at the race that long.

If it would have been cloudy outside that day, I would have probably increased the shutter speed and possibly the ISO, which would have lowered the F#. The same as if the sun had started setting more--then I might have eventually been shooting at F/2.8. The amount of zoom used also has an effect.

Higher S# (Faster Shutter Speed)--(too high will FREEZE, not show motion),
-Decreases Depth of Field,
-Lowers F# (widens aperture).

Higher F# (narrower aperture),
-Increases DOF,
-Slows shutter speed.

Higher ISO = More grain.

A couple more examples:

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Fc90554.jpg

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Cz79966.jpg

davew
12-09-2006, 06:05 AM
I can only hope to take action shots like that (still learning the D50)
you have it figured out well
Great photos

LR Max
12-09-2006, 03:18 PM
Unlike some real photographers here, I don't know wtf I am doing. But I try. I ended up taking this picture at a random 1930s nostalgia village about 2 miles from my house, tucked away back on some road. Anywho, this little fella sat next to the stove at the general store. Still, no skill required here, but I thought it had good context. Its not as exciting as super trucks flying through the air but I like it.

http://static.flickr.com/143/318083326_80e77964d2_b.jpg


Camera: D70s
Lense: 50mm f/1.8
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV
ISO Speed: 1000

Montross
12-09-2006, 04:00 PM
I hope it's not to gross for some folks.

Nikon D50, 17-35MM wide angle lens, Shot in P mode.
F/4, 1/60

shoeytennis
12-09-2006, 07:41 PM
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4579/adsc0060lc3.jpg

d50
50mm
50 focas
1/250

Croman
12-10-2006, 05:40 AM
Here is a picture trying out my new D50

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/croman007/D50/DSC_0180.jpg

EXIF Image Details

Make: Nikon Corporation
Model: Nikon D50
Width: 2256 pixels
Height: 1496 pixels
Focal Length: 38.0mm
F-Number: F/5
Exposure Time: 4 sec.
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Exposure Program: Manual
Date: 2006-12-04 10:53:42

davew
12-10-2006, 09:24 AM
Resized

http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/davie_joe_909044.jpg

wh0128
12-10-2006, 02:22 PM
um you might want to resize that thing is too big.

shoeytennis
12-10-2006, 09:17 PM
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/332/dsc0135ze9.jpg
d50
18-55
40 focal

jcon
12-10-2006, 09:48 PM
Shoey, is it meant to be sideways? Another note, its pretty dark too....

Maybe you could lighten it a bit?

Something like this?......

PHeller
12-10-2006, 10:46 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/PHeller/NewCamPicSunSet.jpg

cincyimages
12-11-2006, 06:42 AM
Camera: Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

I took this photo at the Bengals-Raiders game yesterday.

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/71489149/original.jpg

davew
12-11-2006, 08:41 AM
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/Nikon_sticker_002.jpg

VTEC_EATER
12-11-2006, 08:47 AM
Not much I could do about the lens flare with the train staring right at me, but I think the photo turned out pretty good.

Kit Lens - 20mm, F/5.6, 1/4 Sec, ISO 800, Hand held (Shot in raw, upped exposure quite a bit, added noise, some minor contrast adjustments, change to grayscale, resized for the web) Shot still looks way too dark for a non-digital monitor.

shoeytennis
12-11-2006, 02:47 PM
Jcon- no it wasnt meant to be sideways but yes its spose to be very dark, its the whole point of me focusing on the sun making it sillahoute like

cincy- you are my hero ima diehard bengals fan any more pictures?

wh0128
12-11-2006, 11:13 PM
http://static.flickr.com/64/224602945_599d8d2e05.jpg

Model: D50
Shutter Speed: 10 sec.
Exposure Program: Manual
F-Stop: f/13.0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 18mm
Flash did not fire

This photo was taken during the summer after about a month or so after my purchase of my D50+18-55mm kit. This is probably one of my favorite shots I've taken, especially of how long the shutterspeed was.

cincyimages
12-12-2006, 04:59 AM
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

Our resident "panhandler" in downtown Cincinnati

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/71496200/original.jpg

shoeytennis
12-12-2006, 08:34 AM
normally im to lay to comment on pcitures but who that picture is dang cool!

davew
12-12-2006, 09:34 AM
did ya toss him a $10 for that pose?
:D

cincyimages
12-12-2006, 10:00 AM
I gave him & his buddy a couple of bucks to photograph them.

wh0128
12-12-2006, 04:33 PM
Thanks shoey, and I like the panhandler picture cincy, perfect pose. I'm sure you made their day.

TNB
12-12-2006, 04:34 PM
I gave him & his buddy a couple of bucks to photograph them.

What kind of building is that in the background? Government? Age?

cincyimages
12-12-2006, 07:28 PM
What kind of building is that in the background? Government? Age?

It was built in 1929 and the corporate headquarters for Cinergy but it recently merged with Charlotte based Duke Energy. You can see a photo of the building here:

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=cinergybuilding-cincinnati-oh-usa

shoeytennis
12-12-2006, 10:23 PM
no im not a senior pic photographer lol
d50
50mm f1.8
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7391/adsc0034zk5.jpg

LR Max
12-12-2006, 11:04 PM
Nice work with the 50mm, glad to see others using it. Thats the only lense I currently have in my bag that is worth a damn. I like seeing others use it.

TNB
12-13-2006, 12:22 AM
No flash, no tripod.

D200
50mm 1.4

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Hs96177.jpg

What the heck, here is the angle I preferred.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Au57524.jpg

philwojo
12-14-2006, 10:04 AM
Ok, never posted a pic on here before, so bear with me, 1st time posting so be gentle with me:

# Camera model: NIKON D50
# Resolution: 1024 x 681
# Flash used: No
# Focal length: 210.0mm (35mm equivalent: 315mm)
# Exposure time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
# Aperture: f/5.0
# Whitebalance: Auto
# Metering Mode: matrix

Was taken with a friends lens over in Egypt on my vacation, it is a Nikon 70-210 but don't have any other info on the lens:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/2006%20Med%20Cruise/Egypt/DSC_1596.jpg

This was hand held, at a great distance, actually it was hand held but placed on top of my wife's head :)

No PP done at all, this is straight out of the camera.

Phil

TNB
12-14-2006, 01:27 PM
I like the photo. Any close ups of the camel smiling?

philwojo
12-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Yes, but I didn't take the pic, it is of me! :)

I will post that tomorrow, don't want to break the rules.

Phil

shoeytennis
12-14-2006, 09:56 PM
http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/1364/adsc0018cz1.jpg

d50
18-55

rawpaw18
12-15-2006, 03:04 AM
I like it Shoey.

davew
12-15-2006, 03:55 AM
I know it is not the best
but finally trying to get some action shots with the d50
at the 300mm it is not to easy offhand lol
I know the pic is blurry bu I will practice a LOT more

http://www.handgunplace.com/images/misc/dakota_run.jpg

philwojo
12-15-2006, 05:32 AM
Here is one of the camel smiling, and a handsome fellow on his back:

# Camera model: NIKON D50
# Resolution: 1024 x 681
# Flash used: No
# Focal length: 38.0mm (35mm equivalent: 57mm)
# Exposure time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
# Aperture: f/10.0
# Whitebalance: Auto
# Metering Mode: matrix

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/2006%20Med%20Cruise/Egypt/DSC_1536.jpg

jcon
12-15-2006, 11:56 AM
Looks to me like the camel isnt smiling, looks like the camel is screaming "Get the bleep off me!!" LOL just kidding, its a great picture!

TNB
12-15-2006, 01:16 PM
Or thinking, how long do I have to keep smiling. Take the picture already. ;)

philwojo
12-15-2006, 01:38 PM
He it's my picture I can think he's smiling and not screaming at all! :)

I can be as delusional as I want to be!!

shoeytennis
12-15-2006, 10:22 PM
i took alot at my zoos local lightfest but this is one a mainly like.
d50
50mm
http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/6849/adsc0015ci9.jpg

cincyimages
12-16-2006, 05:05 PM
I heard Toledo had a nice zoo. Cincinnati has a light show at their zoo too.

shoeytennis
12-16-2006, 11:27 PM
indeed cincy we actuaslly do have a really nice zoo and quite a nice light show and i do love the new tax levys eveyr year for the zoo! dang money grubbers.

davew
12-17-2006, 05:06 AM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m209/davew_01/lamp_Nikond50_052.jpg

philwojo
12-18-2006, 06:24 AM
Here is another from my time in Egypt, again straight out of the camera, no PP done:

# Camera model: NIKON D50
# Date/Time: 2006:11:18 12:21:25
# Resolution: 1024 x 681
# Flash used: Yes (auto, return light detected)
# Focal length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 82mm)
# Exposure time: 1.000 s
# Aperture: f/5.6
# Whitebalance: Auto
# Metering Mode: matrix

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/philwojo99/2006%20Med%20Cruise/Egypt/DSC_1430.jpg

thanks,
Phil

cincyimages
12-18-2006, 09:43 AM
Looks handheld, what ISO was the camera set at? With that grain it looks like 1600.

philwojo
12-18-2006, 09:52 AM
Yes it was hand held, I had it set to night mode, and after looking it says in the exif data that the ISO was unknown.

I didn't have a tripod with me, and no where to really set it down as it was all sand around me, was scared to do that! :)

I had the card with me and put it in the camera and it shows it at ISO 1600.

Phil

wh0128
12-18-2006, 01:55 PM
Bummer man, that picture would have been ALOT better if you had a tripod, because then you could lower your ISO1600 to ISO200 and not get any grain...or blur.

philwojo
12-18-2006, 02:05 PM
I agree, live and learn and I was just so pumped to be there and seeing it, the pictures were just an added bonus.

I saw one guy had one of those table top tripods and his remote and I thought, crap that is a great idea.

Phil

davew
12-18-2006, 06:17 PM
http://www.basslurereviews.com/images/nikon_d50/x_mas_light44_d50.jpg

shoeytennis
12-19-2006, 01:50 PM
taken from a house fire today.I encourage everyone to check out my smugmug www.brianshoemaker.smugmug.com in about 2 hours after this is posted to check out the images of how a house fire spreads and what the firefighters do.
d50
18-55
Edit:: the images are loaded please check them out.

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/1547/adsc0141ej0.jpg

jcon
12-19-2006, 02:59 PM
I understand peoples curiosity in others misfortune and or grief, but I am not sure its appropriate to publicize something like this. A couple weeks ago my neighbor died due to his house catching fire. In my opinion it would have been wrong for myself and others to run out there an take pictures of his house burning to the ground.

If its an abandoned house thats different, but it wasnt stated in this case. Unless you had permission from the home owner to publicize this tragedy I just think its immoral. Im sure others may disagree but thats my personal opinion.

shoeytennis
12-19-2006, 04:18 PM
Jcon- so should i ahve yelled at the 4 news cameras out there, the other 2 people with a way better camera then I taking pictures. Or not showing what fireman do for when tradegys happen to us? just my opinion. and its not like i was standing infront of the peoples whose house it was taking pictures of them.
edit-no direct attack i am just saying.

jcon
12-19-2006, 04:42 PM
News reporters are a whole different story, they make stories off of peoples tragedies. I cant stand them. The ones that were filming and interviewing after my neighbor died in his house fire, I told them to get lost and quit trying to profit off of tragedies.

It doesnt matter if others were doing it or not, doesnt mean you have too and simply because you werent standing on the doorstep doesnt make it ok, you still took pictures of someones house burning down.

Look, I understand everyone wanting to get that "special" picture, but to me, somethings are off limits. Your beliefs and respect for other peoples privacy and grief may be different....

To the rest of the Picture posters in this thread, I apologize for getting off track.

cincyimages
12-19-2006, 07:34 PM
jcon, I understand that tragedy hit close to home for you so the emotional aspect might persuade you to feel this way. I for one think there isnít any photo off limits in America. That is one of the great things about this country. Thank god we had people taking photos during 9/11. At the time I probably would have felt different, even disgusted but over time I have grown to appreciate the fact that was have those images captured.

If I had a house on fire in my backyard I would definitely be taken photos of it as long as I couldnít help save someone of course.

shoeytennis, thanks for the link, you have some keepers in there. The residents of that house might even appreciate a copy of your set for numerous reasons.

TNB
12-19-2006, 11:45 PM
A sample handheld photo from the other night.

D200,
17-55 F/2.8 (borrowed it), and
No flash.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Zx71380.jpg

davew
12-20-2006, 03:48 AM
http://www.basslurereviews.com/images/lf_02.jpg

jcon
12-20-2006, 10:07 AM
Nice picture Dave, how did you manage to get way up there?:D

wh0128
12-20-2006, 10:40 AM
Wow, TNB I like that picture alot and especially because its hand held:eek: . I sure do want that 17-55 f/2.8 though, that would be a good christmas present I think to everyone in photography.

patticakes
12-20-2006, 10:49 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/amethystv/sarah34.jpg
ISO 125
1/125
f9.0
with my 1.8 lens
used a cross process action on it. :)

wh0128
12-20-2006, 10:52 AM
Awww look at those little hightop converses. I remember when I was little and I wore those...waittt a minute...I still do wear them! :rolleyes:

TNB
12-20-2006, 01:15 PM
Wow, TNB I like that picture alot and especially because its hand held:eek: . I sure do want that 17-55 f/2.8 though, that would be a good christmas present I think to everyone in photography.
Thanks. The lens is pricy, but most everyone probably would enjoy it. I know I would. Hopefully, it will move from "borrowed" to "owned" in my book soon. I'll also post more photos taken that same night as soon as I go through them.

rawpaw18
12-20-2006, 03:54 PM
Awww look at those little hightop converses. I remember when I was little and I wore those...waittt a minute...I still do wear them! :rolleyes:

I wore them to my prom, twenty one years ago. Sheesh. I was a trend setter back in the day, it was a toss up between those and the black and white vans. Chuckie T's just looked classy.

davew
12-20-2006, 04:55 PM
Nice picture Dave, how did you manage to get way up there?:D
Wife was in the hospital awaiting shoulder surgery so we were up in her pre surgery room..

I heard the life flight coming in for a landing while we were sitting there watching tv....Jumped up and grabed a few quick shots..

I have learned to have 1 camera with me at all times :D

jcon
12-20-2006, 05:48 PM
A little off topic( yea I know, I do that alot:D ) What type of shoulder surgery? I had torn rotator cuff repair surgery back in June and was just released from DR last month, hope all goes well with your wife!

Did you go into the OR and take pics of the operation?:D Just kidding! :p

davew
12-20-2006, 08:57 PM
A little off topic( yea I know, I do that alot:D ) What type of shoulder surgery? I had torn rotator cuff repair surgery back in June and was just released from DR last month, hope all goes well with your wife!

Did you go into the OR and take pics of the operation?:D Just kidding! :p
Nope they would not let me go in there :cool:

murrays
12-21-2006, 06:18 AM
I didn't see any rules against photoshopped images :D

http://homepage.mac.com/mcmurman/.Pictures/Misc/Dive.jpg

Camera: Nikon D70s
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 62mm
Shutter: 1/250s
Aperture: f8.0
Lens: Nikon 18.0 - 70.0 mm; f/3.5 - f/4.5

-murray

Beanboy
12-21-2006, 09:07 AM
Taken about ten minutes into my first D50 charge:

50mm 1.8
1/60 F1.8 ISO1600
saturation: +

http://www.stinkyteapot.com/D50_first/images/d50first_059.jpg

Telecorder
12-21-2006, 11:59 AM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d73/Telecorder/D50%20BIGMA%20IMAGES/RTH-5103.jpg

Hand held Bigma 50-500mm EX RF APO HSM at 1/1000-sec shutter priority

cincyimages
12-21-2006, 01:08 PM
Taken about ten minutes into my first D50 charge:

50mm 1.8
1/60 F1.8 ISO1600
saturation: +

http://www.stinkyteapot.com/D50_first/images/d50first_059.jpg

I like that.

shoeytennis
12-21-2006, 01:10 PM
d50
sigma 70-300apo
focal 300 handheld

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/3088/adsc0008af8.jpg

tcadwall
12-21-2006, 10:01 PM
Neighbor's house.

1st Shot... No enhancements... Just resize for web.
2nd Shot... From NEF file - Some Fill effects to lift the shadows... Shows some of the dynamic range that is not available in the jpg.

http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_5968.JPG

and Pic #2
http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_5968_1.jpg

TNB
12-21-2006, 10:13 PM
Another one of my handheld shots from the other night taken at the Bellagio.
Again, D200, 17-55mm, and no flash.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Mk27091.jpg

jcon
12-21-2006, 11:41 PM
TNB, excellent comparison with the NEF/JPEG. I really like how the shadow adjustment brought out the water fountain thingy(lol) on the right hand side.

That Nikon 17-55 sure is a winner, I cant wait to get my hands on one!

wh0128
12-22-2006, 12:10 AM
TNB, excellent comparison with the NEF/JPEG.

You mean tcadwall, lol. And yes, the NEF/JPG comparison shows how much more you can get out of RAW than from a regular JPG image. The thing about the RAW is that it brings out a lot more noise, but the images look good.

TNB, your images are so crisp and clear with that 17-55mm and your D200. I can't wait until I save up enough to have both of them in my hands one day.

jcon
12-22-2006, 12:27 AM
wh0128, thank you for correcting me, my apologies to tcadwall. Guess I shouldnt try to post after drinking during a little football game lol.

Rooz
12-22-2006, 04:47 AM
One of the first shots on my D80. This thing scared the crap outta my kids but really made me laugh. :)

Nikon D80
Lens: 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
1/160 sec - F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 100
White Balance: Direct sunlight
AF Mode: AF-A

tcadwall
12-22-2006, 10:11 AM
yeah the noise is evident in the sky, but I didn't want to spend much time 'perfecting' the image since it pretty much was a throw away image anyway. I didn't care much for that particular framing. Especially since the roadway showed up so much. I did put some noise reduction into it a little, but I was keying in on the fence post, and trying to preserve as much detail as possible, this resulted in very nice 1:1 results for the driveway, but when you zoom back out and look at the sky it came out pretty noisy.

Anyway, it was pretty much an exercise. If you would have tried to bring out the "shadow" detail using the jpg it would have still been noisy, but then it would have been blocky AND noisy. I don't think that noise really changes much between jpg and nef files. You can really eliminate quite a bit of noise either way as long as your exposure was good, and lets face it, exposure with as little light as I had available wasn't easy.

At that same session I was playing with quite a few exposure settings, this one had a fairly open aperature if I remember correctly, I ended up getting some better results somewhere around f8. at f11 I found issues with the white lights looking like colored lights. Obviously, dispersion was the culprit there.

shoeytennis
12-22-2006, 02:15 PM
d50
18-55
a little b/w fun
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3923/adsc0030pc8.jpg

K1W1
12-22-2006, 05:49 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/290930411_1b64f9595e_b.jpg

TNB
12-23-2006, 01:07 AM
TNB, your images are so crisp and clear with that 17-55mm and your D200. I can't wait until I save up enough to have both of them in my hands one day.
Thanks. I did pick up the 17-55mm today, so now I don't have to borrow one. :)

rawpaw18
12-23-2006, 04:04 AM
K1W1,
That is just too funny. :rolleyes:

K1W1
12-23-2006, 04:11 AM
It's just a car window sticker I snapped in the street about 6 weeks ago. As well as being funny I thought it was rather seasonal.
Happy holidays everybody.

rawpaw18
12-23-2006, 04:26 AM
Merry Christmas,

Testing out the SB800 as a fill flash. Sweeeeet.
My son had a big wad of candy when I made him get in front of the tree,
and he was rather reluctant. The good news is that the flash works great.

1/128 manual flash, straight on no diffuser
1/15 shutter speed
ISO 200
2.8 f/stop
50mm 1.8 lens

18475

TNB
12-23-2006, 10:37 AM
D200
70-200VR

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Cz79966.jpg

wh0128
12-23-2006, 01:50 PM
Merry Christmas,
1/128 manual flash, straight on no diffuser
1/15 shutter speed
2.8 f/stop
50mm 1.8 lens

Wow, taht photo looks really good at 1/15. Shows that the Sb800 stops any motion, and that you have really steady hands! Now I just Have to get that 50mm.

davew
12-23-2006, 06:39 PM
http://www.handgunplace.com/images/Dave_throw_23_DEC_06_D50.jpg

TNB
12-23-2006, 07:01 PM
That photo keeps drawing my eyes away from the photo toward the upper left hand corner, following their eyes (boy and dog) seeking whatever was tossed.

davew
12-23-2006, 07:15 PM
I just was not fast enough to get the rock in flight ;)

wh0128
12-23-2006, 10:44 PM
depending on how big the rock was, it might not even have been visible. But TNB is right, it leads your eyes out of the frame and to the upper left-hand corner.

shoeytennis
12-23-2006, 11:55 PM
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3993/adsc0037so2.jpg

d50
18-55

tcadwall
12-24-2006, 08:49 PM
First Bird-shoot (with a camera). Cheated by finding a bird-feeder.

Sorry - had trouble narrowing to one pic. So here are 4 that I liked.
Pic 1...

http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_6234.jpg

pic 2
http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_6253.jpg
pic3
http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_6152.jpg
pic4
http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_6153.jpg

LR Max
12-24-2006, 09:27 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/332427956_4023960707.jpg


Subject: Porsche 911 RSR
Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 320


etc...

K1W1
12-24-2006, 10:38 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/164/332479761_9ccf3a39f6_b.jpg

D50
Sigma 70-300 APO DG
Taken at 300mm at dusk (17.25 hrs) and heavily cropped

toriaj
12-25-2006, 09:58 AM
tcadwall, this is a great thread to use if you want to post more than one shot: http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26698

I vote for your first shot being the best :D I love the way the birds are clear, and the one is caught in motion.

TNB
12-25-2006, 10:02 AM
Yes, the bird shots are nice and the kids look kind of intense.

Shoey,
What's the second statute (lower one) supposed to be doing?

Happy holidays.

D200, 50mm, No flash, No tripod--there are more photos on my website now.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Yv65848.jpg

toriaj
12-25-2006, 10:46 AM
This is near the Little America in southwestern Wyoming. I cropped it to a more panoramic ratio because there was so much foreground and sky in the picture. Do you think it works?

18513
78mm, 1/320 sec, F/16, ISO 200

tcadwall
12-25-2006, 12:17 PM
When you crop something like that, you are doing exactly what you SHOULD be doing. You are presenting the photo as you felt you experienced it. It appears to me that you are capturing what was a breath-taking view that had a wide expanse. I think we at times get too caught up in cropping to a "proper" size. (8x10, 4x6... etc) I have found that many fine art pieces do not come in the standard sizes. Make the image show the scene how you want it to, and worry about the rest (printing, framing) later - if it doesn't fit exactly - do it or have it done custom.

jcon
12-25-2006, 03:03 PM
If there were a thread called "Picture Of The Year", this would go there. My 8 month old nieces first Christmas, it was a very special night last night. Not to mention I am her godfather, so its a little more special for me.

50mm 1.8D
1/250
F2.8

shoeytennis
12-25-2006, 04:41 PM
i enjoy christmas
d50
18-55

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8946/adsc0047qr8.jpg

Rooz
12-25-2006, 06:43 PM
Nikon D80
Lens: 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 22mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
1/320 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Resize for web

toriaj
12-25-2006, 09:22 PM
When you crop something like that, you are doing exactly what you SHOULD be doing. You are presenting the photo as you felt you experienced it. It appears to me that you are capturing what was a breath-taking view that had a wide expanse. I think we at times get too caught up in cropping to a "proper" size. (8x10, 4x6... etc) I have found that many fine art pieces do not come in the standard sizes. Make the image show the scene how you want it to, and worry about the rest (printing, framing) later - if it doesn't fit exactly - do it or have it done custom.

Thanks. :)

davew
12-26-2006, 04:06 PM
http://www.basslurereviews.com/images/davie_jrrrr.jpghttp://picasaweb.google.com/davew39/DaveWhitePics/photo#5012484506689701378

corndog
12-26-2006, 04:58 PM
Nikon D80
ISO 800
crummy Nikkor 70-300mm G lens
Handheld at 1/25"

#1 http://corndoggy.chakra-jewellery.com/Photos/misc/house.jpg

Nikon D80
ISO 100
50mm f/1.4 ais
and a little selective coloring

#2 http://corndoggy.chakra-jewellery.com/Photos/misc/harry.jpg

corndog
12-26-2006, 05:04 PM
oops...rookie post ;)

patticakes
12-26-2006, 05:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/amethystv/_DSC0080.jpg
ISO 400
1/45
f1.8

Bob_Benner
12-26-2006, 06:10 PM
Here is a pic I took a couple weeks ago.
Nikon D50
18-55mm lens set at 18mm, f16, ISO 800, +1.0 exsposure compensation, piece of junk tripod

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1038293/13603223/216471123.jpg

XaiLo
12-26-2006, 09:23 PM
Nice Bob, how's the nikon working out for you?

Bob_Benner
12-26-2006, 10:00 PM
Nice Bob, how's the nikon working out for you?

Hi Xailo, and thanks. The D50 is working out great. I had to sell my A620 to fund some of the purchase price of the D50, but it has been worth it so far. I will post more pics here as soon as I upload them to my online album.

Bob_Benner
12-27-2006, 12:41 AM
Here is a quick pic I took of my 15 month old son being silly last night.

Nikon D50
Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Aperture Priority mode, f4.0
ISO 400
Flash Used

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1038293/14438158/216567259.jpg

davew
12-27-2006, 06:21 AM
Our local courthouse shot with the 70-300 from a distance..

http://www.handgunplace.com/images/Nikon_D50_Dave_White/Albums/Album1/Source/wb_C_house_1233.jpg

Ketama
12-27-2006, 11:32 AM
D50 with 18-55mm kit lens
1/60s
f 5.3
46mm

Rooz
12-27-2006, 05:26 PM
Here is a quick pic I took of my 15 month old son being silly last night.

a 15month old boy being silly ? NO, i don;t believe you. lol

shoeytennis
12-27-2006, 08:14 PM
d50
18-55
18m focal

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/6853/adsc0024dr7.jpg

toriaj
12-28-2006, 02:30 PM
Here is a pic I took a couple weeks ago.
Nikon D50
18-55mm lens set at 18mm, f16, ISO 800, +1.0 exsposure compensation, piece of junk tripod

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1038293/13603223/216471123.jpg

That's a beautiful shot. It has an HDR look to it. Did you do a lot of PP? Maybe it was the +1 EV that gives it that look. I love night shots, and that one almost looks like a day shot, but much more interesting :D Good job.

XaiLo
12-28-2006, 05:47 PM
Hi Xailo, and thanks. The D50 is working out great. I had to sell my A620 to fund some of the purchase price of the D50, but it has been worth it so far. I will post more pics here as soon as I upload them to my online album.

Bob it looks like your investment is really paying off ( great picture of your son ) and shoeytennis seems to be right at home with his. I'll be joining you guys next year. I'm going to pick up a d40.

toriaj
12-28-2006, 07:33 PM
Yipee! It will be great to welcome you to the Nikon camp :D

jcon
12-28-2006, 07:56 PM
Xailo, I know this is off topic but, may I ask what made you choose the D40 over the other Nikon models? No point in asking, I am just curious.

XaiLo
12-28-2006, 08:48 PM
I didn't choose it over other nikons per se as you can see I currently own an S3 the d40 is a semi replacement for it. size and portability is the key factor here. I'm primarily interested in being able to pp raw and I have a pretty aggressive and expensive list of glass I want. So the decision is based on priorities and need rather than anything else, also latter on in the new year I do intend on picking up another nikon as it stands now either a d200 or d80. But I'm hoping by then nikon may have a new kid on the block. ;)

cincyimages
12-28-2006, 09:58 PM
Here is a shot of 4 Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball players that I talked into posing for me in the neighborhood of Clifton Heights in Cincinnati.

Nikon D80
Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom
1/80s
f/4.5 at 28.0mm
iso320

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/72052063/original.jpg

shoeytennis
12-28-2006, 11:37 PM
d50
50mm
focal 1.8
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9473/adsc0078fx0.jpg

xailo yes i do love the slr world.
cincy nice pic as always

K1W1
12-29-2006, 12:57 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/337121885_1719947004_b.jpg

Son playing with the sculpture at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/rbg_cranbourne)

davew
12-29-2006, 03:56 AM
That is an awesome pic

jcon
12-29-2006, 11:04 AM
Cincy, I am big on sports and thats a great picture! Too bad Coach Huggins isnt still around. On a personal note-Go UCONN!:D


K1W1, very interesting picture, I really like it!

corndog
12-29-2006, 09:57 PM
It would be nice but some of them are missing fingers.

TNB
12-30-2006, 12:53 AM
From tonight.

D200
17-55mm
Handheld, no flash.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Fd93082.jpg

cincyimages
12-30-2006, 07:12 AM
It is tough to take indoor sports photography with the 18-135mm. Here is one that I think turned out alright.

Nikon D80 ,
Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom
1/125s
f/4.8 at 50.0mm
iso800

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/72052057/original.jpg

Rooz
12-30-2006, 02:55 PM
great indoor shot. surprised, (and happy !!), that lens is capable of that. how many shots vs keepers did you take for that one ?

wh0128
12-30-2006, 03:01 PM
cincy, do they not allow flashes in the game? Cause I see you have an sb600 that would have lit everything up very well. and why didn't you step up the ISO to 1600 to get a faster shutterspeed?

That is a very good shot though with that lens. Great job.!

K1W1
12-30-2006, 03:39 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/338979463_d3e4f8f63d_b.jpg

D50
18-55 kit lens

cincyimages
12-30-2006, 06:20 PM
cincy, do they not allow flashes in the game? Cause I see you have an sb600 that would have lit everything up very well. and why didn't you step up the ISO to 1600 to get a faster shutterspeed?

That is a very good shot though with that lens. Great job.!

Correct, they do not allow flashes in college or pro games and to answer your second question, I am not a fan of iso1600 (too grainy) so I try and do the best I can at iso800.

Also K1W1, nice composition above. I think it would look cleaner if you cropped the black item at the bottom but overall I like it.

XaiLo
12-30-2006, 07:05 PM
repost

original

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/dec06/original1.jpg

pp photoshop

http://www.designsbyxailo.com/uploads/dec06/original.jpg

This is really only when you want to make sure you have
a near perfect pic, or as good as it can possibly get.

all you're trying to do is find white and black
create a threshold adjustment layer, double click on it.
move the slider to the left to find the darkest pixel.
you want to get as close to "1" as possible. Now place
a marker on the pixel (shift + alt + left mouse click)
move the slider to the right to find the lightest pixel.
you want to get as close to "255" as possible. Now place
a marker on the pixel (shift + alt + left mouse click)
you may find you need to use the zoom tool to select the
proper pixel
(ctrl L) to bring up the levels dialog box.
Select the shadow eyedropper and click on the first marker.
Select the highlight eyedropper and click on the second marker.
CS2 use smart sharpen all others use unsharp mask.

I would not recommend this for normal work flow.

engraved
12-30-2006, 09:24 PM
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q316/toungedsplit/lakeday2259.jpgNikon d50 opteka 500mm

cincyimages
12-30-2006, 09:31 PM
XaiLo, interesting pp. Could you provide us with a quick walk through on the steps you did in Photoshop?

corndog
12-30-2006, 09:49 PM
I achieved near identical results by increasing the exposure and cooling the temperature. I used Adobe Lightroom, it took literally less than a minute from opening the program to closing it.

cincyimages
12-30-2006, 09:57 PM
Nikon D80
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF
1/60s
f/5.6 at 50.0mm
iso320

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/image/72366494/original.jpg

Rooz
12-30-2006, 10:46 PM
cin how are you finding that 50mm on the d80 ? do you find it's taking crisper photos than the same range on 18-135mm ? do you find the range ok for indoor photos or does it require a fair bit of fiddling and movement for "candid" photos ?

ridewya
12-31-2006, 05:17 AM
Taken with Tokina 12-24mm Nikon D200

cincyimages
12-31-2006, 08:49 AM
cin how are you finding that 50mm on the d80 ? do you find it's taking crisper photos than the same range on 18-135mm ? do you find the range ok for indoor photos or does it require a fair bit of fiddling and movement for "candid" photos ?

I just got the lens a week ago so I am still learning how to use it. I was leaning toward the 85mm but am glad I got the 50mm as the 85mm would have been too much. I find the lens takes very sharp photos but I have not used it enough to provide much of a comparision against the 18-135mm. I will say the 50mm provides better bokeh over the 18-135mm but that is a given.

davew
12-31-2006, 03:00 PM
http://images20.fotki.com/v368/photos/1/1065564/4428355/in_flight_31dec_06-vi.jpg

Todd
12-31-2006, 03:50 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/337838159_f57a7fdeae.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddsphotography/337838159/)

EXIF data (http://www.flickr.com/photo_exif.gne?id=337838159)

dunny
01-01-2007, 02:49 AM
It's the Australian year of the life saver, so I thouht I'd show you one from the club that I shoot for.

rawpaw18
01-01-2007, 12:38 PM
I was going to delete this but it is my bro's fiance in the background. No flash obviously.
18671

1/8, f/3.2, iso200, 98mm

TNB
01-01-2007, 03:42 PM
Happy New Year.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Ig13683.jpg

jcon
01-01-2007, 05:04 PM
Happy New Year......

Todd
01-01-2007, 06:07 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/340493959_fbeab1863e.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/toddsphotography/340493959/)

EXIF (http://flickr.com/photo_exif.gne?id=340493959)

shoeytennis
01-01-2007, 10:07 PM
some people were quite hammered new years eve
d50
50mm

http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5741/adsc0015gj4.jpg

TNB
01-02-2007, 01:05 AM
some people were quite hammered new years eve


There were a few here too.

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/70716/Xv64435.jpg

Rooz
01-02-2007, 03:57 AM
first photo with the 50mm f1.8d.
talk about crap focussing from the user !

AllanC
01-02-2007, 07:32 AM
just as the snow moved in. Tay resevoir above the tay valley in scotland, very lonely but lovely place.

1/125 sec, f4.5, ISO 200, @12mm.

Sigma 12-24mm

davew
01-02-2007, 04:44 PM
http://images18.fotki.com/v376/photos/1/1065564/4428355/31_dec_06_02_045-vi.jpg
I am loving this sb-600 flash

tcadwall
01-02-2007, 05:02 PM
Hey guys (n gals of course)...

Hi-res version of this shot and a couple of others is going for prints tomorrow. The print will be turned in (and probably scanned) for a pageant program. Since portraits aren't my forte, I am open for criticism.

Critique pose, framing, lighting, b/w conversion, other... Just don't slam the model please - I made her too long ago to change anything now.

The requirement is for a B/W 5x7 head-shot.

Click for HiRez

http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_6459_LoRes.jpg (http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_6459_HiRes.jpg)

davew
01-02-2007, 05:05 PM
I am new to this and still learning, but I can Say
GREAT SHOT!!!http://www.handgunplace.com/forums/Themes/vB_Green/images/post/thumbup.gif

jcon
01-02-2007, 05:45 PM
tcad, I dont want to take away from the picture thread, but just a few things I noticed from your head shot. First off, it looks great, a few things to look at though...

The framing/cropping, you cut out the right part of her hair(left on picture), if you could have included whats missing it would be great. Also, the flash spots on the tip of the nose and lips are annoying and capture my eye(use bounce flash). Other than those minor things, you did VERY well, in my opinion. How did you convert to B&W, some take away the dynamic of the photo, there are better ways than others to convert.

As for the model, you should be proud! I would though, brush out the mole to the left of her nose, the one on the top lip and the one on the neck. Other than that, very well done and you have a great model!

Just curious, what were the settings and lens used?

tcadwall
01-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the input so far.

Yes I did struggle with exactly how I wanted to frame this. Since this is being used for a beauty pageant (errr scholarship program) and they requested a "head shot" I wanted to frame it in a way that would maximize whatever "space" they give her in the program. So you think the angles are all good, you would just shift the crop a bit?

As far as the reflections... Next time I take a shot of her, she will use less glossy lipstick. But I will definitely "powder" those spots. But the SB-600 was actually pointed up and backward slightly. The spots came from "diffused" photo flourescents that I use.

Ok, I will provide some more info.

D70s
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 55mm f1.8
Aperature: 7.1
Shutter: 1/40
SB-600 pointed backward.
3 photo flourscent lights as follows:
(1) Diffused Key
(2) Bounced partly off white ceiling with diffuser to direct some fill light
(3) Backlight directly behind subject for hairlight.

Black backdrop (Target $24) Has some really kewl texture that I will use for something else later.

What I did... Tweak, tweak, tweak!

Shot raw, used Bibble 4.9 for B/W conversion.
Black and White Plug-in, set to Red versus Green & Blue channels.
Not good enough had to tweak more settings:
Color Filter
Red -83
Green -9
Blue +61
... That step makes for a very UGLY color picture, but really makes the eyes POP for B/W
other tweaks (not sure if they made any difference or minor difference):
Color
Contrast -62
Vibrance +100

Output as 16-bit TIFF file.

Opened in PaintShop Pro X.
Added Brightness and Contrast Adjustment layer. Cut the contrast even more, added a bit of brightness to offset the dullness caused by the former.
Touched up some blemishes (leaving a few trademark 'moles' that just must stay)

jcon
01-02-2007, 06:45 PM
Yes, in my opinion, the angle is great, just about half an inch or so to the left and it would be perfect. I think you have a winner on your hands!

That would make a great start for a portfolio.

Esoterra
01-02-2007, 07:08 PM
Great shot! I dont know what software you use, but when converting to black and white, I always recommend messing around with your red, blue, and green adjustments- it can make a huge difference!


Chris

Todd
01-02-2007, 08:57 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/340493161_6d25ffb713.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddsphotography/340493161/)

shoeytennis
01-02-2007, 11:16 PM
i also take laods of pciture sof girls/models and i cant really say anything else jcon said except the firzzy hair bothers me and the black backround should be a little darker imo.
otherwise i do like the shot and she has a wonderful smile.
and yes put the rest of her hair!

shoeytennis
01-02-2007, 11:22 PM
i like high contrast
d50
18-55

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8924/adsc0060wc9.jpg

im also open to crituqe

Camerajunkie
01-03-2007, 03:56 PM
Tcadwell,

Don't know if I'm too late or not but I was going to comment on the hair fly aways too. They distracted me more than the light off the lips.

I think it's a great shot. I hope to be able to do that well when I take pictures of my kids.

CJ

P.S. I like the paperclip picture! Who knew something so simple.....

T06
01-03-2007, 11:13 PM
I took it when out on my motorbike one day & saw it in my mirror.
Morpeth NSW, D200, 24-120 VR

davew
01-04-2007, 02:40 AM
That is a nice pic http://www.dcresource.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

tcadwall
01-04-2007, 05:30 AM
Thanks for all the opinions!

Ok, the two-second touch up to fix the lips, and nose was done on all versions of the photo. The static results on the hair was also touched up, with pretty much the same method. Not sure until the prints come back - how good of a job I did on that (whether blotches will show up on the black). I did not make the black - blacker. Simply because monitor calibration could make a big difference in the opinion there. My test prints off of my color laser (which does a great job at B/W prints) showed good blacks - while my low-end Epson Ink-jet got blotchy (no matte black cartridge)

As far as framing... I did find this the most challenging. My favorite crop was my 8x10 crop, but this is not what the application required. The 5x7 crop when restricted to get "head - only" either would chop off some of the hair (pic that was posted) or by shifting the crop would not "feel right" even with all hair,etc in frame. It could be my video framing background, but I am tending to prefer the eyes more centered in the frame, and a little "lead space" in the direction that she is looking (as in posted pic). To me it "feels" better. Now, all of that said, prints are being made of both framings @ 5x7 crop, and 1 8x10 - this crop allows a full "hair AND lead space" view.

I spent hours yesterday looking at professional shots from "head-shot" photographers from NY to LA. Dagg... I saw ALL kinds of different framing. Some I literally HATED! 8o)

Thanks again guys - keep posting the great pics!!

tcadwall
01-04-2007, 07:56 PM
ok this one not so good... Timing was great though - I think I won the face-off

Last post of the night everyone must be getting sick of me! - I know I am!

D70s
ISO-200
200mm
F/5.6
1/125 sec.
Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR

http://home.earthlink.net/~tracey.cadwall/images/DSC_5258.jpg

shoeytennis
01-04-2007, 10:25 PM
d50
50mm

me and my girlfriend

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6681/adsc0030rv4.jpg

K1W1
01-05-2007, 05:19 PM
I needed a slightly bigger camera bag. I think I went overboard but at least this way I don't have to carry it on my shoulders. :D

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/347095305_c98b3ec6c4_b.jpg

gmtech79
01-05-2007, 06:56 PM
I think I finally got something worth posting now. I was playing around with my extension tube and took this. Added a little blur to the edges in PP.
D80
ISO:250
F/14
.5 sec.
51mm With 28-80 nikkor

TNB
01-05-2007, 08:18 PM
Looks very nice.