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Switchblade906
04-23-2011, 08:50 PM
I like that, the black and white looks good with the industrial theme.

Switchblade906
04-23-2011, 08:55 PM
Just 2 pictures i took today out of boredom.

ISO: 500, 50mm, f/2.8, 1/80, Handeld
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h134/switchblade906/DSC03165.jpg

ISO:800, 30mm, f/2.8, 1/50, Handheld
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h134/switchblade906/DSC03170.jpg

Switchblade906
04-25-2011, 06:39 PM
Some Chicken on the Grille.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5655345361_cba982b86a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5655345361/)
DSC03267 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5655345361/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

Grille Temp.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/5655344961_8a48549a99_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5655344961/)
DSC03269 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5655344961/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

Erad
04-28-2011, 12:54 AM
One from today at the gas station.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5663237473_608d2f8ed0_z.jpg

Switchblade906
04-28-2011, 06:38 AM
Man you should have cleaned your rims first lol

SONYNUT
04-28-2011, 04:08 PM
and check the air pressure

DWessel
04-29-2011, 06:58 AM
57164
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90 @ 55mm, f5.6, 1/15 sec, ISO 200 and CPL

Switchblade906
04-29-2011, 08:38 AM
When you got trees growing out of it lol

Peekayoh
04-29-2011, 08:45 AM
A roof garden has to start somewhere.

joenmell
04-29-2011, 10:00 AM
Can we plant tomatoes? they are my favorite.

SONYNUT
04-29-2011, 10:52 AM
2600 shots of the day..lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quJajv-NqG8

Switchblade906
04-29-2011, 01:02 PM
lol wow, i wouldnt do that. Im not that patient

Switchblade906
04-29-2011, 05:39 PM
I got bored so i took a photo of some weights that are in my garage.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5145/5671132050_136ab7cbcc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5671132050/)
DSC03281 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5671132050/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

SONYNUT
04-29-2011, 09:11 PM
:rolleyes:and people whine about a 2 lb camera

Switchblade906
04-29-2011, 09:40 PM
lol yeah, thats probably why i dont really notice the weight even if i have to carry it around all day

Peekayoh
04-30-2011, 07:23 AM
Switch, reverse the order of weights and take it again.

Switchblade906
05-01-2011, 05:26 PM
Here they are in opposite order.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5677851612_923323d5e8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5677851612/)
Weights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5677851612/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1396/5677292673_e1711a31b6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5677292673/)
Weights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5677292673/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

Peekayoh
05-02-2011, 01:59 AM
Switch, that arrangement sits more easily as does the diagonal composition of #1.

Switchblade906
05-02-2011, 07:12 AM
Thanks! I need to find more things around the house to take pictures of.

Switchblade906
05-02-2011, 06:08 PM
So, I got bored and took a photo of my keyboard

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5063/5682113392_b83c91c4bf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5682113392/)
Keyboard (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5682113392/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

joenmell
05-03-2011, 07:23 AM
That is definately "Bored"

SONYNUT
05-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Besides.. Clickers are better..lol

Switchblade906
05-03-2011, 02:11 PM
Thats cool, you should take another one after you dust it lol

Switchblade906
05-03-2011, 04:07 PM
2 photos of my Sig Sauer P229 SCT (Super Capacity Tactical)

This was my first time trying to get a nice white background, i know it could be better but all i had was some white legal sized printer paper.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5028/5684728517_969dba27b5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5684728517/)
Sig Sauer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5684728517/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/5684728791_36e0eeb1a3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5684728791/)
Sig Sauer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5684728791/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

sparkie1263
05-03-2011, 05:27 PM
I couldn't find any birds to shoot so I took a few flower shots.

Frank


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5684565374_32d5bbd99f_b.jpg

iso 100
f/8
1/80
Tamron 70-300 @ 80mm

Switchblade906
05-03-2011, 06:27 PM
I really like the colors on that flower.

Erad
05-03-2011, 11:58 PM
just screwing around with some lighting

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5686367542_00ca2ee318_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5686367542/)
Minolta 50mm f/2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5686367542/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Peekayoh
05-04-2011, 12:21 PM
2 photos of my Sig Sauer P229 SCT (Super Capacity Tactical)

This was my first time trying to get a nice white background, i know it could be better but all i had was some white legal sized printer paper.Well Switch, it's all about correct exposure and WB. Take it into your photo editor and mangle it with "levels".

57207

Peekayoh
05-04-2011, 12:25 PM
OY! WATCH IT!!

57208
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure: 1/1600th at f6.3
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-04-2011, 04:10 PM
Wind Chime

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5688585524_5cc7e7c3d7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5688585524/)
Wind Chime (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5688585524/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

sparkie1263
05-04-2011, 04:40 PM
I took these today to test out my new Tamron 17-50 lens.


Frank


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5688078755_aee4396527_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5308/5688078651_b39ee73283_z.jpg

iso 100
f/8
1/160
Tamron 17-50 @ 50mm

jr_rodriguez
05-04-2011, 08:46 PM
Frank,
The second shot is really overexposed, and the first one looks a tad overexposed as well. Hopefully you shot it in RAW format where you can probably recover most of the details.
Love those flowers, by the way.
JR

Erad
05-04-2011, 09:18 PM
Quick portrait of my son I shot today.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5689222054_1ddd91200a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5689222054/)
JACOB! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5689222054/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Camera: Sony a560
Lens: sigma 50mm f/1.4
Focal length: 50mm
Exposure: 1/40th at f/2
Iso 100

sparkie1263
05-05-2011, 05:21 AM
I didn't shoot these in RAW. I was trying to giove them a High Key look.

Thanks
Frank

Peekayoh
05-05-2011, 05:46 AM
Frank, you certainly achieved your objective.
My guess (not much of a guess with that EXIF) is that you incinerated it with manual flash.
Be interesting to know how you set the shot up.

Peekayoh
05-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Erad, nice shot of your Son.

Can I also ask again for proper EXIF on all Images (not directed, Erad, at you in particular).

Look at the opening Post of this thread where dr4gon laid out the guidelines for posting to the thread.
The first page also contains decent EXIF information attached to images but members have become lazy.

I know that it's possible to look up the EXIF in some cases but it is time consuming unless the image is posted direct to DCRP and even then there are drawbacks.

For instance, using Opera as your Browser, you can right click the image and choose to look at the EXIF (only if image is uploaded to DCRP). Unfortunately Opera is not properly colour managed so the images don't look right especially on a wide gamut monitor.

IE9 colour management whilst better is not correct, but right clicking an image won't get you the EXIF.

Only Firefox or Safari is correctly colour managed (AFAIK) but again, right clicking an image won't get you the EXIF.

Nothing in this world it seems is perfect but the message is clear. If you want to view images as they were intended to be seen, use Firefox or Safari unless you know another Browser which delivers the goods.

Switchblade906
05-05-2011, 07:31 AM
Sorry about that, I know I haven't been posting the EXIF data. Its only one click away in aperture 3 but I just forget about putting it there.

What all EXIF data do you want? Iso, aperture, shutter speed, camera, lens?

Peekayoh
05-05-2011, 07:47 AM
SPANISH COAST (Almuñécar)

57210
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure: 1/500th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Peekayoh
05-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Sorry about that, I know I haven't been posting the EXIF data. Its only one click away in aperture 3 but I just forget about putting it there.

What all EXIF data do you want? Iso, aperture, shutter speed, camera, lens?It depends on the image but see above for what I included for the beach shot.
But you may need to add Flash inf or something.

Which Browser do you use?

joenmell
05-05-2011, 08:30 AM
My 14 yo son about to put a boot on the ball.:D He broke his arm last week playing Goal Keeper. He plays on a U18 Coed team and one of the older boys shot a bullet at the goal, and he stopped it ;)
Sony A550
Minolta 100-200 F4.5
Focal Length: 100mm
F 4.5
Exposure 1/320
Exposure Comp: 0

joenmell
05-05-2011, 08:36 AM
This is my 16 YO. She plays on the same team and is their Star Defender :)

Sony A550
Minolta 100-200 F4.5
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash Used: no
F/4.5
Exposure 1/500th
Metering: Pattern

Peekayoh
05-05-2011, 08:44 AM
I don't know Joe; bullets, injuries, gorgeous defenders....

She's bound to be their Star Defender, those boys are taking their eye off the ball. LOL

Switchblade906
05-05-2011, 01:35 PM
I use safari. All I have is Mac

sparkie1263
05-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Frank, you certainly achieved your objective.
My guess (not much of a guess with that EXIF) is that you incinerated it with manual flash.
Be interesting to know how you set the shot up.

I setup my umbrella with my Hlv42 flash and used my slave flash to light the background.

Thanks
Frank

Peekayoh
05-06-2011, 04:32 AM
Ah! I forgot you had a slave unit.

Peekayoh
05-06-2011, 04:34 AM
I use safari. All I have is MacOh well! We all have a cross to bear but Safari's good for colour management.

Peekayoh
05-06-2011, 04:49 AM
DEAD END

57220
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure: 1/1600th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-06-2011, 05:10 AM
I will never go back to PC's, i've had Mac for about 5-6 years now and they are just hands down a much better computer then anything else. Theres no worrying about virus's or buying virus software. The operating system is 100% easier to use. The equipment and parts used are top quality, better them most anything else. If you have a problem with the computer their tech support is awesome and the people in the stores know what they are talking about. Theres is NO reason why anyone would not LOVE and never go back to a PC except for 2, 1. Price, 2. Not giving the time to learn a new system

sparkie1263
05-06-2011, 06:18 AM
Pete why do you always use odd Iso numbers?? (320 instead of 400) How do you set it to Iso320 all my cameras I could only use round numbers 100,200 etc.

Frank

Peekayoh
05-06-2011, 10:40 AM
The A700 and A900 operate with 1/3stop ISO increments and I would expect your A580 to do the same.
Course it's easier when you have two control wheels, one for full stops increments and one for 1/3 stops.

I use ISO320 because it handles noise in the shadows better than at ISO200.

SONYNUT
05-06-2011, 01:51 PM
Finally

57234

Switchblade906
05-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Looks good! Been hot here for about 3 months now

Peekayoh
05-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Finally, what?

sparkie1263
05-06-2011, 02:39 PM
The A700 and A900 operate with 1/3stop ISO increments and I would expect your A580 to do the same.
Course it's easier when you have two control wheels, one for full stops increments and one for 1/3 stops.

I use ISO320 because it handles noise in the shadows better than at ISO200.


That is good to know. I have an ISO button on the top of the camera and when you hit it it just shows ISO settings in 100,200,300 and so on.

Frank

SONYNUT
05-06-2011, 05:10 PM
finaly spring

Robert Besen
05-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Unfortunately the a580 only let's you manually set ISO in full stop increments. On auto ISO it will use finer increments.

sparkie1263
05-06-2011, 05:43 PM
Unfortunately the a580 only let's you manually set ISO in full stop increments. On auto ISO it will use finer increments.


I checked and you are right.

Frank

Switchblade906
05-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Yeah my A33 is the same.

Peekayoh
05-07-2011, 02:51 AM
Yes, I have a Mate with the A580 and he confirmed what the others are saying. No 1/3rd increments.
Sorry for giving you hope, Frank.
That's one of the problems with owning a "mid-range" camera. They leave stuff out for the more expensive cameras though it would cost nothing include the feature across the range.

sparkie1263
05-07-2011, 05:58 AM
The A580 is a big step up for me. I am still going to give the A77 a good look when it comes out.


Frank

Peekayoh
05-07-2011, 07:07 AM
Frank, With all the hype about the SLTs, the A580 sort of crept in a bit under the radar but it is undoubtedly a big step forward for you.
DxO rate the A580 APS-C sensor as 3rd best of all time (http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Camera-Sensor/Compare/Compare-sensors/%28appareil1%29/685|0/%28appareil2%29/676|0/%28appareil3%29/680|0/%28onglet%29/0/%28brand%29/Sony/%28brand2%29/Pentax/%28brand3%29/Nikon) and only the Pentax K-5 and Nikon D7000 are above but only by the smallest of margins and both are twice the price.

Peekayoh
05-07-2011, 07:11 AM
WHAT'S MISSING

57319
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 60mm
Exposure: 1/800th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 07:39 AM
Yeah im going to be getting the A77 when it comes out.

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 10:50 AM
I gave up waiting for 24p in a sony.......i bought a d7000......

:p

jr_rodriguez
05-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Are you going to change your name to NIKONNUT?

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 02:18 PM
Or just nut..lol

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 02:24 PM
When did you buy the d7000?

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 02:32 PM
Last week..needed it for a job...all paid for ;-)...i did use it with my rokkors..lol

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Only bad thing is that you can't use all your lens's with that Nikon. Thats why im waiting for the A77

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 03:50 PM
But i can use my nikons..lol:d

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 04:47 PM
Well then thats good, i didnt know you already had Nikon lens's lol

How much was the D7000?

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 05:22 PM
1600 with damn tax

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Wow, getting pricy.

But if I had the money I'd buy one too, especially if I already had lens's for it

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 06:31 PM
12oo without a lens ,,but i got the lens to walk around with 16-105...it works fine

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 06:34 PM
Its still less then 17MP though. What kind of job did you need it for?

SONYNUT
05-07-2011, 06:44 PM
don't need the mp for video...just needed the 24p...just another tv commercial....

Switchblade906
05-07-2011, 06:59 PM
Oh cool, i wish i could have people pay me for taking photo's.

Peekayoh
05-08-2011, 04:06 AM
ROLLOCKS & FUTTOCKS

57328
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 60mm
Exposure: 1/320th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

SONYNUT
05-08-2011, 11:34 AM
Picture of my last present...

Peekayoh
05-08-2011, 11:37 AM
Steve, I didn't realise you were so good looking.
You need to watch your white balance.

sparkie1263
05-08-2011, 11:40 AM
He is looking a bit Blue because he had to shoot with a Nikon!!!!

Frank

Switchblade906
05-08-2011, 04:23 PM
Lol that's good!

Buck Nasty
05-08-2011, 10:26 PM
1600 with damn tax

Just out of curiosity, how come you didn't look at the A850? for $150 more you could've got 24MP with the added bonus of it being FF.

SONYNUT
05-09-2011, 01:25 AM
because i have the a900..lol...

SONYNUT
05-09-2011, 01:26 AM
stills are only a part of what i do

Buck Nasty
05-09-2011, 01:58 AM
Ah ok, I understand.

Switchblade906
05-09-2011, 07:13 AM
I still dont understand, if you have an A900 and im guessing another sony something why would you buy another camera just for still's?

Buck Nasty
05-09-2011, 07:26 AM
The Nikon has 1080p HD video, the A900/A850 doesn't

Peekayoh
05-09-2011, 08:36 AM
Correction, the Nikon has 24p Video which is important to Steve.

Peekayoh
05-09-2011, 08:40 AM
ANYONE BROUGHT THE MANUAL?

57351
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure: 1/640th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-09-2011, 10:50 AM
Thats a cool shot, I really like the background where all the homes have a nice view of the water

And about the boat, id rather have a motor lol

Peekayoh
05-09-2011, 11:56 AM
Boat, what boat?

Oh!! yes!!

SONYNUT
05-10-2011, 12:00 PM
...........................

sparkie1263
05-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Wow I hope that isn't your truck!!! You are going to need more than a tire!! The wheel bearing cover looks bent too.


Frank

Switchblade906
05-10-2011, 01:21 PM
You need to do a better job of the shadows and also the rim reflection on the asphalt is not bent.

sparkie1263
05-10-2011, 01:32 PM
You need to do a better job of the shadows and also the rim reflection on the asphalt is not bent.


Good eye!!!

Frank

Peekayoh
05-10-2011, 04:54 PM
BEACH BAR

57374
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure: 1/800th at f4.5
ISO 320
14th April 2011

SONYNUT
05-10-2011, 05:01 PM
I didn't care...it's funny just to know that some people think its real......not just on here

Peekayoh
05-11-2011, 01:47 PM
ROCK & RUIN

57381
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 90mm
Exposure: 1/400th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Peekayoh
05-12-2011, 09:20 AM
A BEACH SCENE

57395
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 110mm
Exposure: 1/500th at f4.5
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Those are some nice flowers for being out on a beach

Peekayoh
05-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Kinda eye catching!

Switchblade906
05-12-2011, 05:39 PM
Pretty cool, I like all the detail

Peekayoh
05-13-2011, 05:30 AM
No tantrums with that model I guess. LOL

Peekayoh
05-13-2011, 05:36 AM
SIESTA TIME

57408
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 90mm
Exposure: 1/2500th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

DonSchap
05-13-2011, 06:53 AM
No tantrums with that model I guess. LOL

Oh, it can be a "stormy" relationship, to be sure.

Switchblade906
05-13-2011, 03:38 PM
2 shots of the American Flag I took the other day.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2658/5717156048_d59d0b11b5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5717156048/)
American Flag (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5717156048/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/5716590941_d90e883ddd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5716590941/)
American Flag (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5716590941/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

Switchblade906
05-13-2011, 03:40 PM
And one of a Flower I took after the sprinklers turned off

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/5717156358_6a417dfd89_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5717156358/)
Flower with water drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5717156358/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

Peekayoh
05-14-2011, 03:32 AM
Switch,
the Flag image looks soft.
The flower too is soft but that can work. I like the back lighting but the highlights are blown and I'm not quite sure why you cropped the petals. I still quite like it.

You didn't publish any EXIF so I can't offer any further insights.

Peekayoh
05-14-2011, 03:46 AM
Yesterday's Spanish pic was cropped from this one.

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

57420
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 90mm
Exposure: 1/2500th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-14-2011, 07:17 AM
Heres one without the border.

ISO: 100, f/8, 1/100 at 30mm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/5718263273_ef26506a17_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5718263273/)
DSC03499 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5718263273/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

And i dont know what soft means....

Peekayoh
05-15-2011, 09:41 AM
Opposite of sharp!

Peekayoh
05-15-2011, 09:42 AM
60 INCH REFLECTOR

57426
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 90mm
Exposure: 1/200th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Switchblade906
05-15-2011, 11:25 AM
Ok I guess. I know this is a random question but what is metering? And how do I do it?

Peekayoh
05-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Huh, come again?
No belay that, you have to mean exposure metering, right?
Well, the camera does it for you and you have to decide whether or not it got it right.

Switchblade906
05-15-2011, 04:03 PM
oh cause i was talking to rooz and he told me to meter off the eyes to get them to look really cool.

jr_rodriguez
05-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Switch,
The best thing to do is get the book "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. Probably the best $16 you'll ever spend regarding this hobby.
Exposure and metering are explained in pretty simple terms. I wouldn't be surprised if someone already recommended that book to you -- it's a classic (and actually got revised last fall).
JRR

SONYNUT
05-16-2011, 12:48 AM
these guys are always jumpy

Peekayoh
05-16-2011, 05:15 AM
Oh! I see, must have missed that.

Good advice from JRR, hard to correct for something you don't understand.

Basically, I guess What Rooz is saying is meter for the important bit, and there is nothing more important than the eyes. That holds true for kids, people, pets, birds whatever.

How? Fill the frame with the eyes, stick your thumb on the AEL button to lock the exposure, re-frame, click and Bob's your Uncle (where'd that come from anyway).

Rooz
05-16-2011, 06:33 AM
Basically, I guess What Rooz is saying is meter for the important bit, and there is nothing more important than the eyes. That holds true for kids, people, pets, birds whatever.

that's exactly what i'm saying. expose for the frames critical elements and in the case of portraits, it's usually the eyes. in particular when you;re subject has dark coloured eyes if you really want them to pop, you need to make sure the metering, (exposure), for those eyes is perfect cos the camera will always underexpose dark coloured eyes.

i prefer to use spot metering as opposed to the AEL function personally cos with a moving subject the exposure is constantly changing.

switch, metering is simply taking a reading of what the correct exposure is. 99% of the time people new to photography use the basic matrix metering which works fine most of the time. but what matrix metering does is try and expose the whole frame with a few compromises here and there and it trues to determine what it thinks you want. sometimes though we need to take over and tell the camera exactly what we want. spot metering gives you very precise readings for a very small area, as in cm's of the frame. sometimes, that can be like 2 stops different.

Switchblade906
05-16-2011, 06:52 AM
And can you tell me how to spot meter? do i have to buy extra equipment or does the camera alresdy have the capability? or do i have to do it manually?

Peekayoh
05-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Switch AFAIK, unlike the more advanced cameras, there is no dedicated switch for selecting exposure modes.
You need to press the Fn button for quick access to the Metering choices menu. Page 100 of your manual.

Peekayoh
05-16-2011, 10:58 AM
What happens if you don't maintain a thatched roof?

WEEDS

57436
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 100mm
Exposure: 1/3200th at f4.5
ISO 320
14th April 2011

jr_rodriguez
05-16-2011, 11:07 AM
Switch AFAIK, unlike the more advanced cameras, there is no dedicated switch for selecting exposure modes.

One of the many reasons I sold my A200 (and moved to Nikon).

Peekayoh
05-16-2011, 03:30 PM
Which says more about your judgement than it does about Sony.

Lets be quite clear, all entry level cameras lack some features found on their more expensive brethren; it's called Marketing. For instance the Nikon 3100 does not have this dedicated switch for metering, doesn't allow exposure bracketing, lacks a screw drive motor and can't control Nikon's wireless system. Does that mean you need to switch brands again?

Lets also be quite clear that I have nothing against you preferring Nikon over Sony; it's called consumer choice.

tricky1
05-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Is this a discussion page or a picture of the day page? Haven't been on here for a while, so perhaps I'm in the wrong place? ;)

I hate HDR, but I'm forcing myself to try it. I find B&W works best so far, although I think that's more my editing abilities than the capacity of the medium...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/5714144849_cb132a35fc_b.jpg

jr_rodriguez
05-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Which says more about your judgement than it does about Sony.

Lets be quite clear, all entry level cameras lack some features found on their more expensive brethren; it's called Marketing. For instance the Nikon 3100 does not have this dedicated switch for metering, doesn't allow exposure bracketing, lacks a screw drive motor and can't control Nikon's wireless system. Does that mean you need to switch brands again?

Lets also be quite clear that I have nothing against you preferring Nikon over Sony; it's called consumer choice.

Oh, I guess I shouldn't have mentioned both things in the same sentence. That was not the sole reason for switching brands. This was just one reason I disliked the A200 specifically.
I switched brands for many other reasons, but I won't get into that. I have nothing bad to say about Sony DSLRs. It was a personal choice, that is all.

Rooz
05-16-2011, 09:11 PM
And can you tell me how to spot meter? do i have to buy extra equipment or does the camera alresdy have the capability? or do i have to do it manually?

you can work around it by using your exp compensation button. if the thing you want to expose right is too dark in your frame then bump up your exposure, and vice versa if its too light.
or just make metering redundant altogether and shoot in manual.

Erad
05-17-2011, 12:51 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2145/5729504694_aa7219d061_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5729504694/)
My New Shoes! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5729504694/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Sony a560
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
15 sec exposure at f/16
ISO 100

Erad
05-17-2011, 12:54 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/5728955889_3b44e9fc18_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5728955889/)
My Watch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5728955889/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Sony a560
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
15 sec exposure at f/16
ISO 100

kgosden
05-17-2011, 07:27 AM
Nice even lighting on the shoe and watch. Did you try larger apertures with better shutter speeds? I would expect that the lens is still sharp enough even at f8 since neither object exhibits much depth.

Peekayoh
05-17-2011, 07:45 AM
Good stuff, Erad. I only seem to get out the light box (home made) when I need to sell something.
Perhaps we should all take a leaf out of your book and give it a go.
Though I don't own a watch or Trainers; does that disqualify me or simply date me? LOL

Peekayoh
05-17-2011, 07:47 AM
Is this a discussion page or a picture of the day page? Haven't been on here for a while, so perhaps I'm in the wrong place? ;)

I hate HDR, but I'm forcing myself to try it. I find B&W works best so far, although I think that's more my editing abilities than the capacity of the medium...

No, you're in the right place but the thread has never been limited to pictures only. On the contrary, comment is invited as is constructive criticism and advice when requested. In any case it's good to welcome you back and see you posting.

Like you, I have a love/hate relationship with HDR images or rather, how some people apply it to images. As and aid to Dynamic range it seems justified but some of the extreme examples that abound are a distortion and hardly photographs any more. Nor can it be claimed as art when you simply feed images into a computer program, or can it? I'm still on the fence.

Maybe you should start an HDROTD thread?

Peekayoh
05-17-2011, 07:48 AM
JRR, I remember you switching to Nikon so I knew the reasons why and respected your decision then as now. It was just a contextual thing and the implied criticism of a new user's choice of entry level camera that elicited my reply.

We all have our reasons for choosing/sticking with a Brand. In my case it was all the legacy Minolta glass I owned; if not for that I may well have chosen Nikon, who now can tell. Mind you, I find the controls, menu system and IQ of the higher end Sony just as compelling.

Peekayoh
05-17-2011, 08:15 AM
Picture postcard stuff.

MALAGA COAST

57449
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure: 1/800th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

sparkie1263
05-17-2011, 05:59 PM
Passed this farm on my way home from a job.

Frank


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/5732008744_7125514952_z.jpg

A580 Tamron 17-50 @50mm
Iso 200, f/8, 1/80

Peekayoh
05-18-2011, 04:55 AM
Here in the UK, we only muzzle dogs. LOL

Peekayoh
05-18-2011, 04:11 PM
Picture postcard stuff.

PALM BEACH (NOT REALLY)

57458
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure: 1/800th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

sparkie1263
05-18-2011, 07:39 PM
I seen this house so I had to stop and snap a few shots.

Frank


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5734468717_9eb6a2a4b3_z.jpg

In camera HDR +-3 Opened in LR and used the Adjustment Brush Tool on the sky. Then opened in PS and made a slight curves adjustment.

Iso 200, f/11, 1/320 Tamron 17-50 at 17mm

SONYNUT
05-18-2011, 07:46 PM
The new water park..

Peekayoh
05-19-2011, 02:01 AM
I seen this house so I had to stop and snap a few shots.
Frank
Lucky for you Captain Pugwash didn't shoot back.


The new water park..I didn't realise the Mississippi flooding was that bad, Steve. LOL

Hmmmn! Is levity considered bad form given the gravity of the disaster? I hope the sacrifice of those rendered homeless works out.

SONYNUT
05-19-2011, 02:28 AM
Well it is the mississippi that raised the level.......didn't blow through like last time though...just soaked through the ground

SONYNUT
05-19-2011, 02:30 AM
Tulips are bloomin

S3000
05-19-2011, 07:06 AM
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=57474&d=1305809254

Taken with the Tamron 70-300mm

Peekayoh
05-19-2011, 07:39 AM
and a pinch of salt!

S3000
05-19-2011, 07:52 AM
Salt is not good for a lens!

DWessel
05-19-2011, 08:47 AM
The wild flowers are a blooming at the new homestead.
57475
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90mm @ 90mm Macro, f8, 1/320, ISO 200

SONYNUT
05-19-2011, 04:18 PM
The tulips are blooming here

Peekayoh
05-19-2011, 04:45 PM
Salt is not good for a lens!

Sorry about that. The pinch of salt was meant for Sonynut's contribution.

Peekayoh
05-19-2011, 04:54 PM
Picture postcard stuff.

WILD FLOWERS

57477
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 35mm
Exposure: 1/500th at f11
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Erad
05-20-2011, 03:28 PM
My best friend wanted a new FaceBook profile pic, lol!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/5741139058_49ae4cb2cc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5741139058/)
DSC01018 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5741139058/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5741138296_527b37736c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5741138296/)
DSC01017 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5741138296/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

tricky1
05-20-2011, 04:39 PM
No, you're in the right place but the thread has never been limited to pictures only. On the contrary, comment is invited as is constructive criticism and advice when requested. In any case it's good to welcome you back and see you posting.

Like you, I have a love/hate relationship with HDR images or rather, how some people apply it to images. As and aid to Dynamic range it seems justified but some of the extreme examples that abound are a distortion and hardly photographs any more. Nor can it be claimed as art when you simply feed images into a computer program, or can it? I'm still on the fence.

Maybe you should start an HDROTD thread?

The art is a little more indepth with HDR in that prior to taking a normal photo you typically pre-visualise it before even bringing the viewfinder up to your eye. With HDR you have the same thing but don't get to deliver on the pre-visualised until you've setup the tripod, bracketed, connected to a computer and had a play. From what I've found HDR is only good when the scene demands it; a problem that far too many toggers seem to be falling into is HDR for the sake of HDR. It should be HDR for the sake of art.

So what's OTD (as in HDROTD)?

- and is there a search facility to see my previous posts? It's nice to be able to jump back rather than trawling back through pages. Until I find that feature, i'm not ignoring you; I just can't find the conversation!

joenmell
05-20-2011, 04:49 PM
So what's OTD (as in HDROTD)?


Since I figured it out on my own I feel pretty smart. So.... I'm gonna answer this one :)
your are in the POTD thread now it stands for Picture of the Day.
To therefore, HDROTD would be "HDR Of the Day" Ta Da...
I've only done a handful of HDR shots and I'm not real keen on it yet. Probably just need to get out the HDR 101 book and read up.

tricky1
05-20-2011, 04:54 PM
Since I figured it out on my own I feel pretty smart. So.... I'm gonna answer this one :)
your are in the POTD thread now it stands for Picture of the Day.
To therefore, HDROTD would be "HDR Of the Day" Ta Da...
I've only done a handful of HDR shots and I'm not real keen on it yet. Probably just need to get out the HDR 101 book and read up.


Oh dear oh dear, I *really* need to get some rest don't I!!

- and figured how to find all my posts, so now if I ignore you it's cos i haven't logged on, not because I don't like you :)

Erad
05-21-2011, 12:40 AM
Just an old camera!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/5742294610_3fbc47597e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5742294610/)
Minolta XG-A (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5742294610/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Peekayoh
05-21-2011, 04:42 AM
LOL, well done Joe and tricky1, don't forget to start that thread.

Peekayoh
05-21-2011, 04:53 AM
WILD FLOWERS

57485
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure: 1/2500th at f5.6
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Anthony
05-21-2011, 05:06 AM
I like HDR but not extreme HDR; I prefer it to look at least a little bit realistic.

An HDR section would be interesting as I would like to discuss methods etc.

A realistic HDR of mine:
http://www.rubble.info/gallery/large/YCN0FEBT0V.jpg

A not so realistic but not extreme:
http://www.rubble.info/gallery/large/P0IQLDE4EP.jpg

Peekayoh
05-23-2011, 10:27 AM
OLYMPIC PRACTICE??

57506
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure: 1/2000th at f5.6
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Erad
05-23-2011, 09:32 PM
photo of my younger son. use window light on this shot.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5753058753_01201b6412.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5753058753/)
DSC01232 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5753058753/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Sony a560
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
1/60 @ f/2
ISO 400

Peekayoh
05-25-2011, 05:37 PM
I think you ****ed him off.

Peekayoh
05-25-2011, 05:41 PM
SUNDOWN

57538
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure: 1/1000th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

joenmell
05-25-2011, 05:56 PM
Hopefully if someone has been insulted it wasn't me :) I Never, ever, mean to **** off anyone on here. Not on purpose anyway.

Rooz
05-26-2011, 02:59 AM
Just an old camera!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/5742294610_3fbc47597e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5742294610/)
Minolta XG-A (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5742294610/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

thats a freakin awesome shot, although i think you cropped it too close to the camera at the base.
how did you do the lighting at the back ?

SONYNUT
05-26-2011, 02:44 PM
so you like LDR


I like HDR but not extreme HDR; I prefer it to look at least a little bit realistic.

An HDR section would be interesting as I would like to discuss methods etc.

A realistic HDR of mine:
http://www.rubble.info/gallery/large/YCN0FEBT0V.jpg

A not so realistic but not extreme:
http://www.rubble.info/gallery/large/P0IQLDE4EP.jpg

Buck Nasty
05-27-2011, 05:05 AM
One of the first panorama shots I did on the A55, seems to only like doing one or two shots before the stitching plays up!

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/DSC00401.jpg

A55
f/5
1/125 sec
ISO100
12mm (Sigma 10-20mm)

Peekayoh
05-27-2011, 02:04 PM
END OF THE LINE!

57563
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure: 1/1600th at f5.6
ISO 320
14th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

DonSchap
05-30-2011, 09:40 AM
The S.O. braved the wild thunderstorms, in her truck, and you can see the yards were rapidly filling with the rain water. A regular Land O' Lakes, we were. I snapped a 1/13th sec pan to get this.


57598
EXIF: a850 w 70-400 G SSM
@ 70mm - f/4 - 1/13th sec - ISO-400 - CWA - APS-C Capture mode (eff. 105)


Slight "graphic pen" filter enhancement for effect

Anthony
05-30-2011, 10:08 AM
so you like LDR

I use hdr software to get the dynamic range and bring out details in the shadows and blown out areas not to mess with the colours. I would say altering the colours would be more tone mapping and what I want is enfusing?

Erad
05-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Anyone want to color?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5778261692_58801a14b1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5778261692/)
Colored Pencils (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5778261692/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Sony a560
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
1/100 @ f/2.5
ISO 400

SONYNUT
05-30-2011, 03:52 PM
Here is my image of the day. I can't seem to give up on HDR even though I cannot get it right. This an HDR from a single RAW image done in Daynmic HDR.
Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/FishFactoryHDRSingleRaw.jpg


you can break your original into 3...one normal one darkened, one lightened.......naturally it will look better using the full sized image but you get the idea

Erad
05-30-2011, 09:31 PM
thats a freakin awesome shot, although i think you cropped it too close to the camera at the base.
how did you do the lighting at the back ?

i used the light painting technique. that shot was a 30sec exposure at f16. for the lighting, i used a $10 Duracell LED flash light.

Buck Nasty
05-31-2011, 06:45 AM
Slowly going through my holiday photos.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/DSC02629.jpg

A200
f/11
1/125
ISO100
20mm

Peekayoh
05-31-2011, 08:37 AM
Buck, where's the shot taken?

Peekayoh
05-31-2011, 08:41 AM
1,000,000 YEARS IN PROGRESS

57617
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure: 1/80th at f8
ISO 320
14th April 2011

joenmell
05-31-2011, 11:02 AM
Took the Minolta 35-70mm F4 to the beach on Sunday. This is one of my first ever "Macro" shots. And I used manual focus. Hope it works postin this way.

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/joenmell/Wando%20JROTC%20IOP%20Picnic/_DSC3630.jpg

joenmell
05-31-2011, 11:14 AM
Had the infamous 70-210mm F4 (Beercan) out at the soccer game the other night and captured one of my youngest daughter. I do love the colors this lens sees.
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/joenmell/Wando%20JROTC%20IOP%20Picnic/_DSC3433.jpg

Buck Nasty
05-31-2011, 11:37 PM
Buck, where's the shot taken?

Peekayoh it's the Sinsheim Museum, (http://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en) about 90 minutes east of Frankfurt.

Peekayoh
06-01-2011, 03:05 AM
Peekayoh it's the Sinsheim Museum, (http://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en) about 90 minutes east of Frankfurt.
Thanks Buck, location noted. Trust the Germans to do a thing properly.

Peekayoh
06-01-2011, 03:39 AM
Took the Minolta 35-70mm F4 to the beach on Sunday. This is one of my first ever "Macro" shots. And I used manual focus. Hope it works postin this way.

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/joenmell/Wando%20JROTC%20IOP%20Picnic/_DSC3630.jpg

Joe, you posted the link rather than the image.
There's a button (go advanced) to the right and bottom of the posting message box.
The new box that comes up has icons, one of which is "insert image"; paste the link there.
You can go back and edit your post.

BTW the macro mode of the 35-70mm is 1:4 magnification so not true macro; still it get you closer so long as you remember there's no AF.

joenmell
06-01-2011, 06:07 AM
Thanks Peekayoh, I am slowly but surely gonna learn how to use this site. Then, I can pursue learning how to use the camera itself :D

Buck Nasty
06-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Thanks Buck, location noted. Trust the Germans to do a thing properly.

If you head over there the Speyer Museum (http://speyer.technik-museum.de/node/100) is 40km's away which is their sister museum, didn't get a chance to get there as we ran out of time.

Yes Germany, definately a well oiled machine, plus one of the last places you can enjoy the drive to your destination :D

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/_DSC2745-1.jpg

DWessel
06-01-2011, 08:46 AM
57621
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90mm at 75mm, f 5.6, 1/40, ISO 100

I'll be keeping an eye on this guy for when it finally blooms.

Peekayoh
06-01-2011, 02:16 PM
Hate to burst your bubble Darin, but telegraph poles don't bloom. LOL

Peekayoh
06-01-2011, 02:26 PM
If you head over there the Speyer Museum (http://speyer.technik-museum.de/node/100) is 40km's away which is their sister museum, didn't get a chance to get there as we ran out of time.

Yes Germany, definately a well oiled machine, plus one of the last places you can enjoy the drive to your destination :D

Thanks, Buck. Yeh, the Autobahn is something else; enjoy them whilst we can.

Erad
06-01-2011, 11:38 PM
My son was getting frustrated with me, cuz i kept making him pose for a shot!
not really much of a pose though.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5030/5788786801_09c560f167.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5788786801/)
My model for the day! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5788786801/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Rooz
06-02-2011, 02:34 AM
you have a wonderful grasp of composition and light. awesome portrait regardless of the pose.

sparkie1263
06-02-2011, 07:37 PM
I stopped by my friends office and he had a Halina AI camera on his shelf. I asked him if I could borrow it to take a few shots. Here is one I took.


Frank

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/5791492585_3b262b6421_z.jpg

Iso 400
f/5.6
1/100
Tamron 17-50 @50mm
Flash with umbrella and reflector

Peekayoh
06-03-2011, 02:55 AM
Halina, made in Hong Kong. Used to see that all the time. LOL

sparkie1263
06-03-2011, 05:54 AM
Here is another shot of the Halina using a gold reflector.

Frank

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5792051428_c4390430de_z.jpg

Iso 400
f/5.6
1/100
Tamron 17-50 @50mm
Flash with umbrella and reflector

sparkie1263
06-03-2011, 06:54 AM
Here is another one shot at f/2.8.

Frank

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2136/5791492567_4e00201b00_z.jpg

Iso 400
f/2.8
1/200
Tamron 17-50 @50mm
Flash with umbrella and reflector

Rooz
06-03-2011, 06:59 AM
Very nice job frank. I prefer the last one with total attention on the glass up front. Nice job but pls get a nicer base. The carpet is horrible. A sheet of perspex is cheap as chips and would look a treat. Or just some white cardboard. Between dons wrinkled up unironed backgrounds and your shag pile rug i really worry about you sony guys. lol

sparkie1263
06-03-2011, 07:08 AM
Very nice job frank. I prefer the last one with total attention on the glass up front. Nice job but pls get a nicer base. The carpet is horrible. A sheet of perspex is cheap as chips and would look a treat. Or just some white cardboard. Between dons wrinkled up unironed backgrounds and your shag pile rug i really worry about you sony guys. lol

LOL I was tired and just grabbed a white towel. I am going to pick up a white,black and grey fabric. Now I need to get a live model and give it a try.

Thanks
Frank

SONYNUT
06-03-2011, 02:59 PM
The towel gives it a nice soft feeling

SONYNUT
06-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Speaking of towels, this lady was stating at me when I got out of the shower...

joenmell
06-03-2011, 08:02 PM
Hopefully next week.... Got my old school Minolta 28-135mm 4-4.5 today... Bring on the Las Vegas sights baby :)
Might even take a picture of a white towel to share... I will be in Vegas from Monday to Friday and work will not get in the way of photo's.
I even took the camera out of the "AUTO" mode today. It's a scary world out there, but with you guys help I know I can do it :D

joenmell
06-03-2011, 09:00 PM
Everyone wants to be behind the camera :D
Just wish that all photographers looked this good. It's one of our local news crews covering a soccer game.

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/joenmell/Wando%20JROTC%20IOP%20Picnic/_DSC3535.jpg

SONYNUT
06-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Hopefully they are better than the ones that did all my daughters college basketball games...they would set up the camera looking up the middle and leave. You would just see the teams run by. Half the time there was no sound. One day it was all a blur...
If i lived there i would have done them all like i did her high school games..

Peekayoh
06-04-2011, 05:47 AM
BELL

57634
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/100th at f2.8
ISO 320
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

joenmell
06-04-2011, 06:46 AM
Hopefully they are better than the ones that did all my daughters college basketball games...they would set up the camera looking up the middle and leave. You would just see the teams run by. Half the time there was no sound. One day it was all a blur...
If i lived there i would have done them all like i did her high school games..

This is our local MLS Pro team, Charleston Battery. The news crew sends out someone to get 10 or 15 min of "Heard Ball" action, then they take the clips back to the shop, edit them and use 10 or 15 seconds for the news. Not a real tough assignment, They send eye candy to make the news team look good.

Buck Nasty
06-04-2011, 07:48 AM
Nemo

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/_DSC4063.jpg

A200
f2.8
1/20sec
ISO400
70mm (Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8)

SONYNUT
06-04-2011, 07:56 AM
something fishy about that picture..

SONYNUT
06-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..........

Peekayoh
06-05-2011, 04:06 AM
Nice Moire Sonynut which, BTW, resolves into a "G" which I know it wasn't.
Is this a test, like the towel?

I like the fish, Buck.

Peekayoh
06-05-2011, 04:08 AM
If you're wondering why Málaga Cathedral should be known as The One Armed Woman (La Manquita), it's because only one of the two Bell Towers was completed.

LA MANQUITA

57641
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/250th at f5.6
ISO 320
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

DWessel
06-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Nestled under the protective cap of the propane tank ... I spy a nest of four ...
57643
A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm @ 160mm, f5.0, 1/1600 sec, ISO 100

SONYNUT
06-06-2011, 03:18 PM
bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzz

Peekayoh
06-07-2011, 06:32 AM
MALAGA CATHEDRAL

57653
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/10th at f2.8 (+1EV)
ISO 800
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

Buck Nasty
06-07-2011, 07:05 AM
Thanks Peekayoh, love the cathedral shot, I'm not religious but did love the huge cathedrals all through Europe.

Tonka Truck

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/DSC05331.jpg

A55
f/11
1/60sec
ISO100
10mm (Sigma 10-20mm)

SONYNUT
06-07-2011, 10:36 AM
We played with those on the movie 'North Country'..that one looks smaller though

Peekayoh
06-07-2011, 04:00 PM
Yea, that's the baby hauling a mere 250 Tons; the big daddy has a 400 Ton payload.

SONYNUT
06-07-2011, 04:58 PM
We were driving around the mine in vans...one false move and splat

kgosden
06-07-2011, 10:03 PM
Gotta love a land vehicle that needs a stair case for entry.

Buck Nasty
06-08-2011, 12:04 AM
Unfortunately we don't have any of the bigger 797's around here, they're all over in the coal mines, still you wouldn't want to get in their way (video here) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfnK8uBPW7E)

Which is now sitting at their front gate as a reminder (sorry about the crap photo, they don't like us taking photos while on site so I had to take this while driving past.)

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/DSC01116.jpg

SONYNUT
06-08-2011, 04:18 AM
Lol..yup..damn big machines... Unfortunately i lost all my pics years ago ..damn drive failure

Peekayoh
06-08-2011, 08:25 AM
MALAGA CATHEDRAL

57673
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/13th at f2.8 (+2.7EV)
ISO 800
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

SONYNUT
06-08-2011, 03:40 PM
What's with the line across the dome? Glass?

Peekayoh
06-08-2011, 04:25 PM
Netting, anti bird measures.

sparkie1263
06-09-2011, 07:14 AM
Dragonfly from the other day.

Frank

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/5806499345_f92a5c8ebd_b.jpg

Iso 200
f/8
1/250
Tamron 70-300 @ 300mm

Peekayoh
06-09-2011, 08:41 AM
MALAGA CATHEDRAL

57677
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 20mm
Exposure: 1/13th at f2.8 (+2.7EV)
ISO 800
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

Peekayoh
06-12-2011, 02:41 AM
MALAGA CATHEDRAL

57693
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/13th at f2.8 (+2.7EV)
ISO 800
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

Buck Nasty
06-12-2011, 07:17 PM
A big hole

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/skip074/DSC04372-1.jpg

Sony A55
f/10
205 sec (3min 25sec)
ISO100
20mm

Switchblade906
06-12-2011, 07:35 PM
Thats a DAMN big hole lol

joenmell
06-13-2011, 07:55 AM
And a Damn big Dam....http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/joenmell/Hoover.jpg

Peekayoh
06-13-2011, 02:23 PM
MALAGA CATHEDRAL

57697
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/125th at f2.8 (+2EV)
ISO 1600
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

Switchblade906
06-13-2011, 07:14 PM
This is my 1969 Chevy Nova, its been my project car for the past 3 years.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5199/5830540279_927b406211_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5830540279/)
1969 Chevy Nova (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62099298@N04/5830540279/) by Switchblade906 (http://www.flickr.com/people/62099298@N04/), on Flickr

SONYNUT
06-13-2011, 11:19 PM
to bad its a CHEVY...;-P

Peekayoh
06-14-2011, 03:36 AM
Too bad its orange ... LOL

Red's good ....

57705

Just kidding around LOL

joenmell
06-14-2011, 07:59 AM
57706

Camera: Sony A550
Lens: Sony DT18-55mm
Focal Length: 28mm
Flash Used: No
F-Number: F/4
Exposure Time: 1/15th

sparkie1263
06-15-2011, 06:45 PM
Dragonfly closeup. I need to get a macro lens next.

Frank


57713

f/8
Iso 400
1/500
Tamron 70-300 @300 mm

Just ordered a reversing ring for my Minolta 50 mm lens.

SONYNUT
06-19-2011, 10:03 AM
Yeah you do!


.

Erad
06-19-2011, 02:27 PM
My wife took me out to Seaport Village in San Diego, heres a few shots i took out there. ill post more later of the scenery around seaport village.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5075/5849659913_17f32b3677.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5849659913/)
Seaport Village (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5849659913/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/5850211740_3350498364.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850211740/)
Seaport Village (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850211740/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/5850210586_1cbb16f91d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850210586/)
The tinman of Seaport Village in San Diego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850210586/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/5850207370_79e2e10d2f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850207370/)
The tinman of Seaport Village in San Diego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850207370/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5850208848_eaf5e58bc4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850208848/)
Seaport Village (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5850208848/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Peekayoh
06-19-2011, 04:33 PM
MALAGA CATHEDRAL

57727
Camera: Sony A900
Lens: CZ 16-35mm f2.8
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure: 1/25th at f2.8 (+1EV)
ISO 800
05th April 2011

Men are from Bars and women claim they're genius

SONYNUT
06-19-2011, 09:09 PM
blown apart from lighting hit in back yard..parts were all over a 3 stall garage..the coil was on other side 35 ft away..


BBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZP...

Peekayoh
06-20-2011, 09:27 AM
Steve, we had a similar happening 4/5 years back.
This Transformer sits in the Farmers field out back and a lighting strike blew it, or rather the old one, to bits.
The cable (those three red cores) goes into the ground and a couple of feet of it was completely melted.
The strike travelled up the feed cable looping to our house and blew the corner of the roof off.
We were out at the time.

57732

joenmell
06-20-2011, 01:21 PM
Glad that everyone is okay. Lightening strikes, although very pretty and difficult to photograph, can be very deadly. That and the cost of the repairs can be high in a lot of cases.
On a side note. I have been asked to take photographs at a "Sweet Sixteen" party for a young lady in our town. I don't feel it appropriate to charge the parents for this as I am a friend. But, the mother keeps asking me what something like this should cost. I probably will be 2 or 3 hours with about 30 min of travel. I will not print anything and only provide soft copies of the pictures. Anybody wanna give me an idea on how much she "Could" be charged for something like this? I know it is purely hypothetical question, but I would really like to give her a ball park figure.
Don, any comments?

sparkie1263
06-20-2011, 08:27 PM
I just got a reversing ring for my Minolta 50mm Lens. Here is the first image I took to test it. I drilled out a old rear lens cap so I could adjust the aperture. I used my pop up flash and adjusted the aperture with the lens cap.


Frank

Iso 400
1/60



57733

Erad
06-20-2011, 10:43 PM
a few more photos from downtown san diego.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/5855756802_271ed30f07.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5855756802/)
Hyatt in downtown San Diego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5855756802/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5103/5855204553_0e872755f7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5855204553/)
Downtown San Diego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5855204553/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/5855201553_18491c3be1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5855201553/)
Marriott in downtown San Diego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5855201553/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Erad
06-21-2011, 10:00 PM
more from San Diego seaport village. These baby ducklings were so cute wandering around this patch of grass inside seaport village.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/5859113244_e02cb91f76.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5859113244/)
Momma duck with her baby ducklings! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5859113244/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/5859113150_4926d88843.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5859113150/)
Baby ducklings! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5859113150/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

sparkie1263
06-22-2011, 08:35 AM
Next stop home!!!

Frank

57737

Iso 400
f/8
1/1250
+0.3Ev

57738

Iso 400
f/8
1/160
Fill Flash

DWessel
06-26-2011, 07:22 AM
57753
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90mm at 55mm, 1/60 sec, f 5.0, ISO 400

joenmell
06-29-2011, 03:54 PM
Thunderbirds :D
57769

Lens: Minolta 100-200 F4-4.5
Focal Length: 100mm
F/10
Exposure 1/800

Erad
07-01-2011, 01:05 AM
took some photos of my sisters dog. i really like the bokeh on this image. focus is right on the dogs nose.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5238/5890310732_7c21cfb04d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5890310732/)
Belatrix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5890310732/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

shot @ 1.4

Erad
07-01-2011, 11:17 PM
Toms shoes

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/5890311482_e5abaab22d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5890311482/)
TOMS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20314420@N05/5890311482/) by arociojr (http://www.flickr.com/people/20314420@N05/), on Flickr

Shot @ 1.6

SONYNUT
07-02-2011, 07:01 AM
Just screwing around........

DonSchap
07-05-2011, 12:28 AM
The 4th of July Parade, here in town, was pretty cool, today... there was a "Kodak Moment" where I got the Pastor of our church, the Mayor of our City... and the Governor of the State of Illinois.


57797

Other than the "Palin" moment, in Dubuque, Iowa, (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?41655-Heading-to-Dubuque-IA&highlight=dubuque+palin) the day before the 2008 Election... this was more of an unplanned occurrence. You had to be there... as the Governor leaned over, afterwards and thanked me for the photo. Strange... as this is no little state. The good Lord works in mysterious ways.

DWessel
07-05-2011, 07:36 PM
There are around 4-6 of these guys in the new neighborhood.

57799
A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm @ 200mm, f/5, 1/800, ISO 100; cropped in PP

Of course, this is what I get for taking a picture ...
57798

Each time I'd move closer, it would fly just a bit further down the telephone line. :rolleyes:

joenmell
07-07-2011, 11:10 AM
I thought this looked quit ancient :cool:

57832

Sony A550
Minolta 28-135mm
Fill flash on HVL F42AM
Focal length: 85mm
F/14
1/160 sec

DWessel
07-21-2011, 04:00 PM
57926
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90mm @ 28mm, f 5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100

joenmell
07-26-2011, 12:54 PM
I took this photo of my oldest daughter on the soccer pitch, as I look back, I think that I really like this picture. It was with my A200.