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Title: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 07, 2011, 07:46:01 PM
All things photography.
Photos you took.
Photos you are in.
Photos you like.
Photos that tell a story.

Photography is my hobby and I got my first proper camera in '77. One of my daughters became a professional photographer (proud dad smily required).

If you need help adding photographs to your posts then there is a post about it here How to add an image to your posts. (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7484.0)

For technical photographic questions see Photography technical questions.  (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=15905.0)

A little green bug.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img128/6281/greenbugot3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Stevil on June 07, 2011, 08:13:39 PM
I'm am not hobbyist, just a casual holiday snapper. Unfortunately some of my best pix were from before I bought my DSLR
Here is a place in South Island NZ
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5285/107bluelake.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 07, 2011, 08:22:14 PM
Lovely shot. Was that a scan from film? You can pick up a reasonable scanner now for £60 in the UK.
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 07, 2011, 08:26:12 PM
This was a very cooperative Robin at the Eden Project (http://www.edenproject.com/) in Cornwall

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/3994/robinfw8.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Stevil on June 07, 2011, 08:48:45 PM
This is quickly becoming my favourite thread.
If your question was directed at my pic, I didn't scan it, used a digital camera, but just an in your pocket automatic, no special lenses with great Apature for infocus/out of focus shots.
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Willow on June 07, 2011, 09:01:44 PM
Me at 19 years old.  It's not art, but I like it.
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/Willowrobson/th_meat19.jpg) (http://s944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/Willowrobson/?action=view&current=meat19.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 07, 2011, 09:08:54 PM
This is quickly becoming my favourite thread.
If your question was directed at my pic, I didn't scan it, used a digital camera, but just an in your pocket automatic, no special lenses with great Apature for infocus/out of focus shots.
It's a lovely shot nonetheless. There is a tiny weeny little tech issue as it was a point-and-shoot but it would have happened with any camera of that type, and older film cameras too.
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 07, 2011, 09:09:33 PM
Me at 19 years old.  It's not art, but I like it.
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/Willowrobson/th_meat19.jpg) (http://s944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/Willowrobson/?action=view&current=meat19.jpg)
Very Victorian vamp!
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 07, 2011, 09:12:27 PM
I took this one of my son when he was about 11. He didn't pose for it I just came over a dune at Spurn Point and caught him contemplating the sea.

(http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/3358/12bp8.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 08, 2011, 01:33:56 AM
Very nice. I like these photos. That butterfly is quite amazing looking!

Found one I like. There's a river near me where Bald Eagles gather in decent numbers in Autumn.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/769435820_YSJDs-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Stevil on June 08, 2011, 01:43:44 AM
This is quickly becoming my favourite thread.
If your question was directed at my pic, I didn't scan it, used a digital camera, but just an in your pocket automatic, no special lenses with great Apature for infocus/out of focus shots.
It's a lovely shot nonetheless. There is a tiny weeny little tech issue as it was a point-and-shoot but it would have happened with any camera of that type, and older film cameras too.
Could you elaborate please, I'm keen to learn more about photography. This stuff is kind of like grammar, if you don't know what to watch out for then you keep making the mistakes.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on June 08, 2011, 03:34:21 AM
Some really nice images here already!

From a visit to the Scottish Highlands.  This is is Loch Cluanie, shot from just off of the A87, if I recall correctly.

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9712/obanscottishwildlifecen.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 08, 2011, 06:09:11 AM
I suppose I'll start with the obvious, roos stubbornly refuse to pose in good light, in my backyard anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/6fm9q.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 07:32:00 AM
This is quickly becoming my favourite thread.
If your question was directed at my pic, I didn't scan it, used a digital camera, but just an in your pocket automatic, no special lenses with great Apature for infocus/out of focus shots.
It's a lovely shot nonetheless. There is a tiny weeny little tech issue as it was a point-and-shoot but it would have happened with any camera of that type, and older film cameras too.
Could you elaborate please, I'm keen to learn more about photography. This stuff is kind of like grammar, if you don't know what to watch out for then you keep making the mistakes.

In simple terms the snow on the tops of the mountain is over exposed (burned out) there is no detail it is just a bland white area. Because the snow forms such a small area in the image and it is so far away from the average image brightness the camera has set the exposure for the majority of the scene, it can do nothing else. However an experienced 'tog' (photographer) will view a scenes highlights and lowlights and adjust the exposure to get the best image possible. What the best image is is down to the togs choice of what they are trying to achieve.
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Stevil on June 08, 2011, 11:12:43 AM
In simple terms the snow on the tops of the mountain is over exposed (burned out) there is no detail it is just a bland white area. Because the snow forms such a small area in the image and it is so far away from the average image brightness the camera has set the exposure for the majority of the scene, it can do nothing else. However an experienced 'tog' (photographer) will view a scenes highlights and lowlights and adjust the exposure to get the best image possible. What the best image is is down to the togs choice of what they are trying to achieve.
I'm thinking of buying a neutral density filter, one where you can hold it over the top half and darken the sky a bit in landscape views. Do you think they are a good buy?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 08, 2011, 11:21:29 AM
I took this one at Mt Cook
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1404/mtcook.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 11:24:08 AM
In simple terms the snow on the tops of the mountain is over exposed (burned out) there is no detail it is just a bland white area. Because the snow forms such a small area in the image and it is so far away from the average image brightness the camera has set the exposure for the majority of the scene, it can do nothing else. However an experienced 'tog' (photographer) will view a scenes highlights and lowlights and adjust the exposure to get the best image possible. What the best image is is down to the togs choice of what they are trying to achieve.
I'm thinking of buying a neutral density filter, one where you can hold it over the top half and darken the sky a bit in landscape views. Do you think they are a good buy?
That would be a solution if the camera will accommodate the filter holder. It will drop the contrast in the image which is what is causing the problem. In my experience with graduated filters (which is limited) they tend to be such a faff that I lost patience with them, but that is more an issue of my temperament that the solution itself. Also I don't tend to take landscapes where graduated filters come into their own. In the case of your last landscape I would have said the images could have been a little darker anyway, so I would suggest that if your camera has the ability to do a manual exposure then you learn to bracket and take some shots at different exposures. This costs nothing and weighs nothing either.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 08, 2011, 11:25:16 AM
Thankfully my camera had a decent zoom

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8470/goatsouthisland.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 11:28:19 AM
I took this one at Mt Cook
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1404/mtcook.jpg)
I like this one too. An interesting composition. Still has the slightly 'blown' (overexposed) highlights, the window sill bottom right. But these little imperfections don't detract significantly from the picture.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 08, 2011, 11:43:22 AM
I like this one too. An interesting composition. Still has the slightly 'blown' (overexposed) highlights, the window sill bottom right. But these little imperfections don't detract significantly from the picture.
You certainly have an eye for detail, I've looked at that photo many times and never noticed the window sill. But now I'm definately thinking Mt Cook and the sky are over exposed.
It made me smile looking at the photo of your son. If he was a post he would have been in exactly the right spot, equal distance apart from the last post.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 01:30:20 PM
I like this one too. An interesting composition. Still has the slightly 'blown' (overexposed) highlights, the window sill bottom right. But these little imperfections don't detract significantly from the picture.
You certainly have an eye for detail, I've looked at that photo many times and never noticed the window sill. But now I'm definately thinking Mt Cook and the sky are over exposed.
It made me smile looking at the photo of your son. If he was a post he would have been in exactly the right spot, equal distance apart from the last post.

Mount Cook is a little over exposed but you'll not get a image like that sharp as there is too much atmosphere between the camera and the subject. You'll always get haze unless you're up the top of an adjacent mountain. The nack for a good photo is to identify the visual focus (the point the eye is initially drawn to) and build the composition around that. Landscapes don't often lend themselves to having a single visual focus so they often rely on lead in lines from foreground to background and the position of the horizon (if there is one) in the image.

It is generally easier to bring out dark detail in post processing than it is to recover lost highlights. So if your camera has a tendency to over expose then see if you can set it to under expose a little. This should also increase the richness of colour in an image.

My son was standing on the stump of the end post!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 01:31:44 PM
Some really nice images here already!

From a visit to the Scottish Highlands.  This is is Loch Cluanie, shot from just off of the A87, if I recall correctly.

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9712/obanscottishwildlifecen.jpg)
Nice composition.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 01:34:58 PM
I suppose I'll start with the obvious, roos stubbornly refuse to pose in good light, in my backyard anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/6fm9q.jpg)
Presumably roos, being native Australians, understand the value of shade!

I really do envy people who have interesting wildlife around them. In the UK a rabbit is exotic! 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 08, 2011, 02:03:49 PM
In the UK a rabbit is exotic!  

According to QI's rabbit episode it is and you shouldn't have a solely rabbit diet.

You certainly have an eye for detail, I've looked at that photo many times and never noticed the window sill.

I thought the person who built the roof must of had this effect in mind.

Here's some pictures of an orse.

(http://i.imgur.com/Qymtx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/U1WTN.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 03:27:30 PM
Two 'orses!

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/522/2horses.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 03:28:48 PM
A very pleasant pheasant!

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5629/phesent.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 08, 2011, 06:50:09 PM
A very pleasant pheasant!

Very nice!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
A very pleasant pheasant!
Very nice!
Didn't get to eat it though :(

I'd love to see a Bald Eagle in real life!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2011, 07:16:50 PM
Spider on a living fossil, a Horsetail.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2131/horsetail1920x1080.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hismikeness on June 08, 2011, 09:05:12 PM
A very pleasant pheasant!
Very nice!
Didn't get to eat it though :(

I'd love to see a Bald Eagle in real life!

Aghhh. I knew I should have gotten a picture, but this was a bunch of years ago before every phone had a camera on them...

I lived on a house on the edge of a lake that backed up to a very high cliff, with scattered wheat fields chock with rodents nearby. Perfect for Bald Eagles. They liked to hunt the ducks- they'd get the females while they sat on their eggs. I watched a bald eagle, no more than 20 feet away and 8 feet up in a tree EAT a duck. He was holding it in one talon, resting on the other on the branch, and flat chawwing on that duck.

As a Beaver fan, it made me smile, too.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hismikeness on June 08, 2011, 09:43:44 PM
Now that all phones have cameras, these are some shots I've taken with my iPhone.

Except this one. I just think this is a truly awesome sight. I wanted to see one live, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/5813033496_552990b0cb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63849815@N02/5813033496/)

Photos you took.
This is a daffodil in my front yard.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3531/5813033434_0c6e115280.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63849815@N02/5813033434/)

I was stopped in traffic behind a wreck this past winter driving over a mountain pass. This was the view as I was stopped for over 2 hours. Not too bad, I guess.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2737/5812466303_21a083121b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63849815@N02/5812466303/)

Photos you like.
I bought this special apple coring and slicing blade to core and slice an apple in one fell swoop. It works quite well. I just liked this picture.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/5813032998_37789a2a09.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63849815@N02/5813032998/)

Photos you are in.

That's me:
the one on the left
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2208/5812465885_b28b2d035d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63849815@N02/5812465885/)

Photos that tell a story.
This is Snoqualmie Falls outside of Seattle. Just to the immediate left of this frame is a full resort. In fact, if you look close you can see a crane in the water doing work on a hotel just upstream. Either way, nice falls...
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5812465505_035b82e2d6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63849815@N02/5812465505/)


Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 09, 2011, 04:46:46 AM
Now that all phones have cameras, these are some shots I've taken with my iPhone.


Love the iPhone shots. Pretty amazing how far the tech has come in a short time.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 09, 2011, 05:03:17 AM
I just took this picture in northern Finland, about 30km from the Russian border.

(http://i.imgur.com/kxOft.jpg)

Asmo's Bliss
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2011, 07:40:17 AM
The iPone shots are excellent. I particularly like the snow scene.

I do believe at one point recently that Nokia was (is) the worlds largest camera manufacturer, they just happened to have a phone attached.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 10:40:50 AM
I started to play with colour

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9613/bwostr.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 10:43:08 AM
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/260/carbw2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 10:44:31 AM
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/410/colouredballs2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 11:04:56 AM
I tend to like the view looking out from doors, gives the impression of revealing something. I also like lines and shapes.
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/631/portugal24.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 11:08:00 AM
I also like patterns, symmetry and irregular lighting
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/411/spain20.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 11:47:52 AM
I really like your apple shot, hismikeness

The lighting contrast and glow makes it seem somewhat magical.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2011, 12:31:16 PM
Anybody know where this is?  ;D

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2940/dsc1870p.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 09, 2011, 02:40:35 PM
Anybody know where this is?  ;D

Looks like the Woy Woy Workers Club, or maybe the Dunedoo RSL.
Ah no, I don't think it's the Workers Club, I'm sure they've got stylish shag carpet on the walls.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 09, 2011, 05:04:11 PM
I dabble in "photography" and took lots of pics on a month-long trip to Volgograd (Stalingrad) Russia.  I visited the Mamayev Monument which commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad.  It's an amazing piece.  Lots of pride for the Russians.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/DSC_9525.jpg)
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Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 09, 2011, 05:07:50 PM
Later on that evening...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/DSC_9555.jpg)

I was laying down on my stomach, over the pool as far as I could hold myself above the water using my awesome ab muscles while a friend of mine was holding my feet down.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2011, 05:43:07 PM
Excellent shots AD!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 09, 2011, 06:01:54 PM
Excellent shots AD!

Looking at these now posted, the reflection shot shows up really dark.  There is more detail in the pool area of the shot on the OG pic.  The other is darker too.  Oh well.

Thx Tank.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on June 09, 2011, 06:10:05 PM
http://poseidonsimons-s.deviantart.com/art/Mohammed-ali-mosque-HDR-167476104?q=gallery%3Aposeidonsimons-s%2F782103&qo=165 here's one I shot at the mohammed ali mosque in cairo. I had the camera lying on iits back so I couldnt see exactly what I was shootinh
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2011, 06:11:18 PM
http://poseidonsimons-s.deviantart.com/art/Mohammed-ali-mosque-HDR-167476104?q=gallery%3Aposeidonsimons-s%2F782103&qo=165 here's one I shot at the mohammed ali mosque in cairo. I had the camera lying on iits back so I couldnt see exactly what I was shootinh
WOW!!!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2011, 07:39:18 PM
Some of my kit. This is a ring flash on a specialist 100mm f2.8 macro (high magnification close-up) lens.

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/810/ringflash.jpg)

I used it to take these:

A dead Bumble Bee I found when walking the dogs.

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7395/78533265.jpg)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/790/wing2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 09, 2011, 08:02:06 PM
Fun with Flashlights and time exposures at Joshua Tree, CA.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/_MG_1777.jpg)

My son held a flashlight and posed.  It was pitch-black that night and it was difficult for me to get an accurate focus on him.  I was about 50ft away or so from him.  Not bad of the background shot of the Milky Way, though...IMHO.

I had another flashlight pointed at him from the left of this image.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 09, 2011, 08:05:39 PM
Here's another shot at Joshua Tree simply using the moonlight for a time exposure.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/DSC_5594.jpg)
.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 09, 2011, 08:37:34 PM
Very unearthly, very cool
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 09, 2011, 09:25:48 PM
One more for today.  If you refer back to the reflection image of the Mamayev Statue post (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7607.msg116483#msg116483), you'll notice an orange glow at the center right of the image.  This is the glow of the room of the Eternal Flame to remember the fallen during the Battle of Stalingrad.  The panels on the wall list the names of the officers that died in that battle.  They encircle the flame all around.  I counted the names on one panel, but I cannot remember how many each named.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/DSC_9473.jpg)
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Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 09, 2011, 10:07:00 PM
I dabble in "photography" and took lots of pics on a month-long trip to Volgograd (Stalingrad) Russia.  I visited the Mamayev Monument which commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad.  It's an amazing piece.  Lots of pride for the Russians.


.


Great shot!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 09, 2011, 10:07:42 PM
Fun with Flashlights and time exposures at Joshua Tree, CA.

My son held a flashlight and posed.  It was pitch-black that night and it was difficult for me to get an accurate focus on him.  I was about 50ft away or so from him.  Not bad of the background shot of the Milky Way, though...IMHO.

I had another flashlight pointed at him from the left of this image.

Terrific idea, and yes, an excellent capture of the Milky Way!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 09, 2011, 10:09:09 PM
Some of my kit. This is a ring flash on a specialist 100mm f2.8 macro (high magnification close-up) lens.


I used it to take these:

A dead Bumble Bee I found when walking the dogs.



Ring flash. Drool.....

want...one....

These are great. Love macros!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 10, 2011, 09:37:54 AM
Some of my kit. This is a ring flash on a specialist 100mm f2.8 macro (high magnification close-up) lens.


I used it to take these:

A dead Bumble Bee I found when walking the dogs.



Ring flash. Drool.....

want...one....

These are great. Love macros!

That ring flash only cost £65 ($100) and it does do a pretty good job, although the lighting can be unnatural at times and particularly obvious on shiny subjects like ladybirds.

Ring tailed lemur at Bristol Zoo. They have a walk in cage and the lemurs pretty much ignore the humans.

(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6769/dsc2093q.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on June 10, 2011, 06:30:14 PM
Quote
  This is a ring flash ...

I so much want one of those. Too bad my budget is low right now :(
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 10, 2011, 07:38:02 PM

Some of my kit. This is a ring flash on a specialist 100mm f2.8 macro (high magnification close-up) lens.


I used it to take these:

A dead Bumble Bee I found when walking the dogs.



Ring flash. Drool.....

want...one....

These are great. Love macros!

That ring flash only cost £65 ($100) and it does do a pretty good job, although the lighting can be unnatural at times and particularly obvious on shiny subjects like ladybirds.

Ring tailed lemur at Bristol Zoo. They have a walk in cage and the lemurs pretty much ignore the humans.


That's a great price. Unfortunately, the cheapest one I've seen that will sync up with my Nikon D3S is $379. And that's going with off-brand Sigma ring flashes.

The Lemur photo is top notch. Absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 10, 2011, 08:26:28 PM
Another 'inmate' at Bristol Zoo.

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1702/dsc2036i.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 10, 2011, 09:02:13 PM
Another 'inmate' at Bristol Zoo.


Another winner. I think he wants to be adopted!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 10, 2011, 09:03:34 PM
Although I shoot mostly sports and wildlife, I enjoy trying other subjects. Fireworks are a great way to hone photography skills.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 10, 2011, 10:33:21 PM
I don't know why I didn't start this thread ages ago! What with ADs night shots and McQs sports shops we have some great shots to share, And that fire shot looks like SiFi grass!

And if you like meerkats you must watch this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnfK7nlY9AM

And this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMIRwCNvI94

Simon King spent months gaining the trust of this family so he could follow them around.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 10, 2011, 10:50:15 PM
Action shot of my dog showing a swan who is boss. Fortunately the swan was totally physically unhurt although I suspect its ego was a little bruised!

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2008/dogswan.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 10, 2011, 11:13:14 PM
More flash light fun at Joshua Tree with my twin daughters and their boyfriend.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/DSC_5584.jpg)

Not a good picture, but it sure was fun taking these.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 10, 2011, 11:32:30 PM

A thirsty Russian wasp.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/BavarianWheels/HAF/DSC_0594.jpg)
.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 11, 2011, 04:00:11 AM
More flash light fun at Joshua Tree with my twin daughters and their boyfriend.

Not a good picture, but it sure was fun taking these.

Light painting is fun. Nice shot.

But.

Wait.

Your twin daughters share a boyfriend?  :o

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 11, 2011, 06:32:55 AM
Light painting is fun. Nice shot.

But.

Wait.

Your twin daughters share a boyfriend?  :o

Heh...no.  Same daughter twice.  Flash light on her for a few seconds, then she moved.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 11, 2011, 08:05:31 AM
Light painting is fun. Nice shot.

But.

Wait.

Your twin daughters share a boyfriend?  :o

Heh...no.  Same daughter twice.  Flash light on her for a few seconds, then she moved.
LOL That's exactly what I thought and that AD was a wonderfully open minded individual as far as his kids are concerned! Which of course he may well be.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 11, 2011, 09:30:53 AM
Here's some more randoms from me. I'm feeling very much the amature compared to some people here, but hey.

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6566/monumentrome.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6806/monumentwellington.jpg)

I doctored this pelican one, there was quite a bit of rubbish in the water that I post edited out of the pic.
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/9563/pelican.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6536/statuerome.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 11, 2011, 09:52:52 AM
The difference between an amateur and a professional is whether you get paid, or not. It's not necessarily the quality of the output produced. Professionals should know their craft but does not guarantee that all professionals are better than all amateurs. My photography is very much using technology to make up for my inability to paint or draw and to see what one normally does not. I'm not creative in any way. Photographs can have many qualities that make them stand out from the crowd and not all are technical. Some of the best photographs ever taken are great because of their emotional content or what they depict.

For example an image of truly appalling quality but unique importance. 

(http://img.search.com/thumb/1/1e/Apollo_11_first_step.jpg/400px-Apollo_11_first_step.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 11, 2011, 10:27:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9n2qf.jpg)

It's hard to smile underwater.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on June 11, 2011, 01:19:33 PM
here is a shot form the natural history museum in london
edit:
hoops forgot the link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/poseidon_simons/5820990174/in/photostream
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 11, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
Light painting is fun. Nice shot.

But.

Wait.

Your twin daughters share a boyfriend?  :o

Heh...no.  Same daughter twice.  Flash light on her for a few seconds, then she moved.


Ahhh...haha! Excellent job! I'll have to dig out the picture of my "quadruplets", if I can find it. Same idea, done with different technique.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 11, 2011, 03:39:17 PM
The difference between an amateur and a professional is whether you get paid, or not. It's not necessarily the quality of the output produced. Professionals should know their craft but does not guarantee that all professionals are better than all amateurs. My photography is very much using technology to make up for my inability to paint or draw and to see what one normally does not. I'm not creative in any way. Photographs can have many qualities that make them stand out from the crowd and not all are technical. Some of the best photographs ever taken are great because of their emotional content or what they depict.

For example an image of truly appalling quality but unique importance. 


Ditto (I know. It's annoying when people use the "ditto" thing). Agree wholeheartedly, except with the part where you claim to not be creative. Your photos definitely show creativity and a good eye for a photo.

And Stevil, your photos are remarkable. Your compositions are excellent, your subjects are interesting, and they all look well done. Don't sell yourself short.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 11, 2011, 03:44:02 PM
here is a shot form the natural history museum in london
edit:
hoops forgot the link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/poseidon_simons/5820990174/in/photostream

Nice HDR. Plus, it led to your photostream on Flickr, where you have some other amazing pics. Nice!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 12, 2011, 09:15:18 AM
And Stevil, your photos are remarkable. Your compositions are excellent, your subjects are interesting, and they all look well done. Don't sell yourself short.
Thanks alot McQ

I'm finding this thread very inspirational, AD's out of this world night shots, Tank's amazing portraits and close ups, MariaEvri's spectacular HDRs.

Your sports photos look so professional, you must have a very expesive camera and lens, taking zoomed, actions shots with such precise stop motion, your lens must be really fast, the colour is fantastic too.

Please people, more photos!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on June 12, 2011, 09:52:29 AM
My grandson, aged nearly 4:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/B-1.jpg)

and a bit younger:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/B-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 10:13:05 AM
My grandson, aged nearly 4:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/B-1.jpg)

and a bit younger:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/B-3.jpg)

Ok, how the hell did you do the top one! And did he actually get to 4!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on June 12, 2011, 12:13:35 PM
Little monkey jumped off the plastic car - about 10 times, so I've got a whole load of similar shots.  And that was 3 weeks ago: he's not 4 yet, but he's fine so far.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 12:38:07 PM

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/9563/pelican.jpg)


This is a lovely picture that has fooled the camera with the 'Wedding Photographer's Dilemma', where the groom is in a black suit and the bride in a white dress. In the case of the pelican the detail of the white feathers has disappeared. If you look in the reflection of the neck and breast plumage you can see the feather detail. This is a technical issue with the camera. All cameras have a sensitivity called 'dynamic range' (DR) this is either a function of the film or the digital sensor. It has a value expressed as a number, say 4, for arguments sake. The shades in an image also have a dynamic range. For the pelican lets say it is 6. If the range of the image (6) is greater than that of the camera (4), the camera can not record the whole of the image range. Part of the recorded image will be outside the range of the camera, it will be under and/or over exposed. Film used to be more tolerant of being over exposed digital sensors are more tolerant to being under exposed.

But the fact remains that if the DR of the camera (4) is less than the DR of the image (6) an automatic exposure system is going to get something wrong. This is where the tog has to take control and choose to expose for the highlights (bright areas) or lowlights (shadows). The wedding tog always exposes for the highlights so the brides dress shows details. Dark shadows are much less noticeable than blown highlights and in post processing it is easier to recover lost shadow detail than lost highlight detail; from a digital sensor.

When buying a cheap point an shoot digital camera one of the things you don't get is a top quality sensor and that means poor DR and high levels of image 'noise' (coloured specs in dark shadow areas). Photography equipment is very much a case of 'you get what you pay for' and if a deal looks too good to be true it usually is! However if the tog understand the limitations of their kit they can compensate appropriately.

I managed to keep most of the highlight detail on this swan by underexposing the image slightly.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/198/swanau7.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 12, 2011, 02:59:49 PM


This is a lovely picture that has fooled the camera with the 'Wedding Photographer's Dilemma', where the groom is in a black suit and the bride in a white dress. In the case of the pelican the detail of the white feathers has disappeared. If you look in the reflection of the neck and breast plumage you can see the feather detail. This is a technical issue with the camera. All cameras have a sensitivity called 'dynamic range' (DR) this is either a function of the film or the digital sensor. It has a value expressed as a number, say 4, for arguments sake. The shades in an image also have a dynamic range. For the pelican lets say it is 6. If the range of the image (6) is greater than that of the camera (4), the camera can not record the whole of the image range. Part of the recorded image will be outside the range of the camera, it will be under and/or over exposed. Film used to be more tolerant of being over exposed digital sensors are more tolerant to being under exposed.

But the fact remains that if the DR of the camera (4) is less than the DR of the image (6) an automatic exposure system is going to get something wrong. This is where the tog has to take control and choose to expose for the highlights (bright areas) or lowlights (shadows). The wedding tog always exposes for the highlights so the brides dress shows details. Dark shadows are much less noticeable than blown highlights and in post processing it is easier to recover lost shadow detail than lost highlight detail; from a digital sensor.

When buying a cheap point an shoot digital camera one of the things you don't get is a top quality sensor and that means poor DR and high levels of image 'noise' (coloured specs in dark shadow areas). Photography equipment is very much a case of 'you get what you pay for' and if a deal looks too good to be true it usually is! However if the tog understand the limitations of their kit they can compensate appropriately.

I managed to keep most of the highlight detail on this swan by underexposing the image slightly.


Right on. Good description, explanation, and advice. The good news is that even Point and Shoot cameras are getting better, and companies are putting higher end CMOS sensors in them, which can handle DR more accurately.

I would suggest that anyone wanting to take better photos do all he or she can to do as much manually as possible. It's vital to learn how cameras work (it's really not that complex, I promise!), how light works within a camera, and how to make basic adjustments based on 1) Film Speed (aka ISO) 2) Aperture and 3) Shutter Speed.
The relationship amongst those three things is the basic meat and potatoes of photography.

With the DR problem that Tank illustrated, people can learn to adjust by learning how to use (if your camera has it) Exposure Compensation. It's tricky at first, but once learned, your number of great shots goes up significantly, and shots like those swans are better, like Tank's. He manually adjust for those areas of white which otherwise would have been totally blown out and unusable.

I'm liking this thread more and more, as talking photography is fun for me.

And Stevil, yes I do have good equipment, but believe me, I can still take a crappy photo with it. A good photographer can take great photos with primitive equipment, but it does help to have the good stuff on hand! Since I am a pro sports photog in my second job (nights and weekends) I got equipment that allows me to shoot in low light conditions without a flash and at some distance away. I use a Nikon D3S body, coupled with some very fast lenses (by fast, meaning the aperture can open up very wide to allow a lot of light in a really short period of time). The Pole Vaulter photos were taken with a 300mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens. Great sports lens.

 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 04:01:28 PM
McQ, all those of those pictures are just sweet as a nut. Highly aspirational!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 04:16:30 PM


This is a lovely picture that has fooled the camera with the 'Wedding Photographer's Dilemma', where the groom is in a black suit and the bride in a white dress. In the case of the pelican the detail of the white feathers has disappeared. If you look in the reflection of the neck and breast plumage you can see the feather detail. This is a technical issue with the camera. All cameras have a sensitivity called 'dynamic range' (DR) this is either a function of the film or the digital sensor. It has a value expressed as a number, say 4, for arguments sake. The shades in an image also have a dynamic range. For the pelican lets say it is 6. If the range of the image (6) is greater than that of the camera (4), the camera can not record the whole of the image range. Part of the recorded image will be outside the range of the camera, it will be under and/or over exposed. Film used to be more tolerant of being over exposed digital sensors are more tolerant to being under exposed.

But the fact remains that if the DR of the camera (4) is less than the DR of the image (6) an automatic exposure system is going to get something wrong. This is where the tog has to take control and choose to expose for the highlights (bright areas) or lowlights (shadows). The wedding tog always exposes for the highlights so the brides dress shows details. Dark shadows are much less noticeable than blown highlights and in post processing it is easier to recover lost shadow detail than lost highlight detail; from a digital sensor.

When buying a cheap point an shoot digital camera one of the things you don't get is a top quality sensor and that means poor DR and high levels of image 'noise' (coloured specs in dark shadow areas). Photography equipment is very much a case of 'you get what you pay for' and if a deal looks too good to be true it usually is! However if the tog understand the limitations of their kit they can compensate appropriately.

I managed to keep most of the highlight detail on this swan by underexposing the image slightly.


Right on. Good description, explanation, and advice. The good news is that even Point and Shoot cameras are getting better, and companies are putting higher end CMOS sensors in them, which can handle DR more accurately.

I would suggest that anyone wanting to take better photos do all he or she can to do as much manually as possible. It's vital to learn how cameras work (it's really not that complex, I promise!), how light works within a camera, and how to make basic adjustments based on 1) Film Speed (aka ISO) 2) Aperture and 3) Shutter Speed.
The relationship amongst those three things is the basic meat and potatoes of photography.

With the DR problem that Tank illustrated, people can learn to adjust by learning how to use (if your camera has it) Exposure Compensation. It's tricky at first, but once learned, your number of great shots goes up significantly, and shots like those swans are better, like Tank's. He manually adjust for those areas of white which otherwise would have been totally blown out and unusable.

I'm liking this thread more and more, as talking photography is fun for me.

And Stevil, yes I do have good equipment, but believe me, I can still take a crappy photo with it. A good photographer can take great photos with primitive equipment, but it does help to have the good stuff on hand! Since I am a pro sports photog in my second job (nights and weekends) I got equipment that allows me to shoot in low light conditions without a flash and at some distance away. I use a Nikon D3S body, coupled with some very fast lenses (by fast, meaning the aperture can open up very wide to allow a lot of light in a really short period of time). The Pole Vaulter photos were taken with a 300mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens. Great sports lens.

 
I'd just like to endorse McQs observation about the quality/type equipment available to a person. Consider myself and Shakespeare if you gave us both a pen and paper and then a sophisticated computer, word processor and printer. Who would produce the best work? Well it would be Shakespeare wouldn't it. It's the person, not the equipment, that determines the quality of the output.

Now with photography there is an equipment issue. Some types of photography are only possible (or are achieved more easily) with particular camera/lens combinations. But the most important component of a photographic system is the brain between the ears of the tog! And what that brain can achieve is honed, improved and refined with practice. One can't learn how to take photographs without practice and digital photography has improved that situation no end. Film used to be my main expense. Now I can take 2,000+ photos on a £15 memory card, and I can bin all the crap ones! I used to spend £200 a month on printing and developing services.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 04:19:00 PM
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2178/df011920x1080.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 04:28:42 PM
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9639/pelicanq.jpg)
Even I can't avoid the dreaded 'burn out' lol!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 07:49:14 PM
Squirrel!                                                                                    (http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4859/sqirrle.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 12, 2011, 08:01:03 PM
Squirrel!                                                                                   

That's extremely amusing!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 12, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
Squirrel!                                                                                   

That's extremely amusing!

Can you tell I'm bored  ;D

Bloody Grand Prix has been stopped for an hour now!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 02:51:51 PM
Hiding, 90% complete.

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8517/dsc2991.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
fwck, now I'm stuck!

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1083/dsc2151z.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 02:55:20 PM
Rebel Robin strikes again!

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3912/dsc2024b.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 02:56:18 PM
Hey man, pass the joint!


(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6113/dsc2183.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 02:58:10 PM
WEeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9177/swollow650.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 02:59:26 PM
Old Leather.

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8072/shoesr.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:02:14 PM
You lookin' at me!

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6093/bbird.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:04:39 PM
I said EAT YOUR GREENS son!

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6533/82673333.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:08:19 PM
Early morning, early warning.

(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/2857/morningwarningorig.jpg)

Fylingdales ICBM early warning station at 5am one Sunday morning. Shot on slide film a scanned so quality is far from good.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:09:03 PM
(http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/4834/bugonflower.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:10:50 PM
Kestrel at the Royal Armouries Leeds.

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/255/hawk.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:13:34 PM
Moss Forest.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9246/moss.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:16:19 PM
Oh very funny! Now get this bloody thing off!

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5442/dogcoatuk6.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:17:47 PM
Yummy! Dinner!

(http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/8798/sp2hb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:19:24 PM
Three little piggies sleep, unaware of their ironic resemblance to sausages in a frying pan  ;)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8831/02421zr3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 03:21:15 PM
Hunter.

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/5531/hovercropya0.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: original_gender on June 14, 2011, 04:46:55 PM
Three little piggies sleep, unaware of their ironic resemblance to sausages in a frying pan  ;)

Oh man, pigs are so cute. Look at their big tasty ears.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 14, 2011, 07:20:07 PM
Three little piggies sleep, unaware of their ironic resemblance to sausages in a frying pan  ;)


This would win pretty much any photo contest you enter it into!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 14, 2011, 08:00:16 PM
Hunter.

How the hell did you take that one?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 08:10:10 PM
Three little piggies sleep, unaware of their ironic resemblance to sausages in a frying pan  ;)


This would win pretty much any photo contest you enter it into!
I've never entered a photo competition, I might try now  ;D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 14, 2011, 08:12:03 PM
WEeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9177/swollow650.jpg)

Very cool.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 08:17:11 PM
Hunter.

How the hell did you take that one?
There is a bird sanctuary not far from here which has a pond with a wood walkway around it. I took my Sigma 180mm macro and a tripod. I sat on the walkway, cross legged with the tripod only part way open and and the pan and tilt movements just griping so I still had some movement. I then spent about an hour waiting for the insects to pose. Took about 200 shots all told and then filtered those down to a handful. This is one of the others.

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/263/hover2jr3.jpg)

'Hunter' is a crop from this frame

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3825/hoverallts2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2011, 08:18:45 PM
WEeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9177/swollow650.jpg)

Very cool.

Cheers. That's another example where digital just lets you keep shooting until you get the 'Money shot'.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Ihateyoumike on June 14, 2011, 10:50:55 PM
Alright... so since it's clear we have a few people in this thread who know their shit when it comes to photography, I might finally get the answers I've been looking for as to what the hell happened in the following pictures:

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7184/phto0065w.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8223/phto0067.jpg)

I took these last fall at Smith Rock State Park near Redmond where I live. Now, I'm just a point and shoot type, and I was using my old camera. No clue what the camera specs are (though I probably still have it somewhere) but it was a 4 megapixel digital camera that I had for probably 6 years.

I have never seen a picture with such a pronounced, dark black circle appearing over the sun. And here I got 2 of them. Clearly, there was nothing there in real life and Mr. Occam told me that it's gotta be something the camera did because of the brightness of the sun. That said, it'd be pretty fun to think I caught a ghost or a UFO blocking the sun. lol

What really makes me wonder what could have caused it is that no other picture I ever took with the camera had a spot like that, and it's over the sun in both pictures but not in the same spot within the frame because of the different angles. And it's just so damn dark, black, ominous, and cool looking. And yes, I realize the overall quality of the pictures suck.

So Tank, McQ, or any of you other smart guys and gals out there tell me what happened to these pictures?
I'm guessing the answer will be something so simple it'll make me feel stupid for not figuring it out myself.
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Post by: McQ on June 15, 2011, 02:47:16 AM
Hunter.

How the hell did you take that one?
There is a bird sanctuary not far from here which has a pond with a wood walkway around it. I took my Sigma 180mm macro and a tripod. I sat on the walkway, cross legged with the tripod only part way open and and the pan and tilt movements just griping so I still had some movement. I then spent about an hour waiting for the insects to pose. Took about 200 shots all told and then filtered those down to a handful. This is one of the others.

'Hunter' is a crop from this frame


Super nice, again. Mature photography can be a very long waiting game, and prior to digital, a very expensive game as well.
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Post by: Stevil on June 15, 2011, 07:55:41 AM
There is a bird sanctuary not far from here which has a pond with a wood walkway around it. I took my Sigma 180mm macro and a tripod. I sat on the walkway, cross legged with the tripod only part way open and and the pan and tilt movements just griping so I still had some movement. I then spent about an hour waiting for the insects to pose. Took about 200 shots all told and then filtered those down to a handful. This is one of the others.


'Hunter' is a crop from this frame
It is much better with the crop, hard to focus on otherwise.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 11:30:30 AM
Alright... so since it's clear we have a few people in this thread who know their shit when it comes to photography, I might finally get the answers I've been looking for as to what the hell happened in the following pictures:

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7184/phto0065w.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8223/phto0067.jpg)

I took these last fall at Smith Rock State Park near Redmond where I live. Now, I'm just a point and shoot type, and I was using my old camera. No clue what the camera specs are (though I probably still have it somewhere) but it was a 4 megapixel digital camera that I had for probably 6 years.

I have never seen a picture with such a pronounced, dark black circle appearing over the sun. And here I got 2 of them. Clearly, there was nothing there in real life and Mr. Occam told me that it's gotta be something the camera did because of the brightness of the sun. That said, it'd be pretty fun to think I caught a ghost or a UFO blocking the sun. lol

What really makes me wonder what could have caused it is that no other picture I ever took with the camera had a spot like that, and it's over the sun in both pictures but not in the same spot within the frame because of the different angles. And it's just so damn dark, black, ominous, and cool looking. And yes, I realize the overall quality of the pictures suck.

So Tank, McQ, or any of you other smart guys and gals out there tell me what happened to these pictures?
I'm guessing the answer will be something so simple it'll make me feel stupid for not figuring it out myself.

I don't know the answer specifically, but I have seen the effect before on youtube on videos. My first thought has got to be an issue of image sensor overload. I'll have a look around.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 15, 2011, 01:42:38 PM
On those photos with the black spot, I would have to agree that the sensor somehow was overloaded and shut down part of the image area where it was the brightest, but I don't know for sure. I'm not familiar with older digital cameras, but it's almost certainly a limitation of that particular sensor that caused the spot.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 05:02:48 PM
After a bit of research the general opinion is overloaded pixels. Apparently the issue first appeared in digital video cameras where the issue resulted in a vertical white line so the software was modified to either read white or black at the overloaded pixel.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on June 15, 2011, 05:29:18 PM
This fearsome beastie was in my front garden.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/IMGP0004.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 09:56:15 PM
Can't wait for the humming birds!

That's quite an unusual shot with the spider against that yellow background, it makes it stand out very nicely.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 09:58:22 PM
I have always liked the way a photography can reveal what the unaided eye can not see.

Common garden snail.

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8632/isdsc0667.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 10:01:49 PM
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7641/bleak.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 15, 2011, 10:46:40 PM
I have always liked the way a photography can reveal what the unaided eye can not see.

Common garden snail.


Yep, this thread is way more fun than I expected! That snail is awesome. I'll probably use that word a lot but the photo deserves it!

I agree, photography lets us take our time and see a moment that would otherwise flash by and possibly go unnoticed.


The B&W trees are also...yes...awesome! I love the way the branch in the foreground leads my eye to the main subject. That's good composition right there.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 15, 2011, 10:51:11 PM
Can't wait for the humming birds!

That's quite an unusual shot with the spider against that yellow background, it makes it stand out very nicely.

That is my lawn with the setting sun shining on it (right after a nice rain shower), creating a nice, bright background. The vertical posts of my deck were unavoidable, although I could crop them out if I wanted. I didn't want to crop too closely though, and ruin the web with the water droplets.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 11:02:22 PM
Can't wait for the humming birds!

That's quite an unusual shot with the spider against that yellow background, it makes it stand out very nicely.

That is my lawn with the setting sun shining on it (right after a nice rain shower), creating a nice, bright background. The vertical posts of my deck were unavoidable, although I could crop them out if I wanted. I didn't want to crop too closely though, and ruin the web with the water droplets.
I agree that cropping out the decking would be a bad idea the web is virtually invisible on the bright background and spider sort of looks suspended in mid air.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 11:04:53 PM
A micro landscape with an ink cap mushroom.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3363/inkcap.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 15, 2011, 11:05:03 PM
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7641/bleak.jpg)

That's a great Desktop Pic.  !!

Did you use a flash on that hummingbird, McQ?  Excellent.  It pops right out regardless of that blue thing in the foreground.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 11:07:30 PM
I hadn't thought of that. I tend to have very plain desktop backgrounds.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2011, 11:10:00 PM
A honey bee drinking

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1126/beedrink.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Stevil on June 16, 2011, 01:10:16 PM
I like the tree pic, it has an eiree feel to it which appeals to me
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 16, 2011, 06:23:36 PM
A micro landscape with an ink cap mushroom.


The downside to this thread is that these great macros of yours are going to make me go out and buy a macro lens! I have to look around the house and see what I can sell first!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 16, 2011, 06:26:50 PM
A honey bee drinking


Let's see:

Awesome Mushroom shot. Check.
Awesome Honeybee shot. Check.

Awesome macros which make everyone go "Ooooooh!". Check!



A.D. I did use a flash on the hummingbird. I happened to have it on the camera at the time and figured I'd light it up a bit more than normal by using Fill Flash.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 16, 2011, 06:40:13 PM
A micro landscape with an ink cap mushroom.


The downside to this thread is that these great macros of yours are going to make me go out and buy a macro lens! I have to look around the house and see what I can sell first!

You know what's the worst thing? As owner of a Nikon you have access to the worlds best Macro lens! http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2160/AF-S-VR-Micro-NIKKOR-105mm-f%252F2.8G-IF-ED.html

If you can't stretch to that then I'd go for a 150mm Sigma.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: original_gender on June 16, 2011, 08:14:03 PM
A honey bee drinking

Common garden snail.

I love these. I think you and Kobayashi Issa would have gotten along famously.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 16, 2011, 08:18:33 PM
A honey bee drinking

Common garden snail.

I love these. I think you and Kobayashi Issa would have gotten along famously.

    O snail
    Climb Mount Fuji,
    But slowly, slowly!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: original_gender on June 16, 2011, 09:02:33 PM
    O snail
    Climb Mount Fuji,
    But slowly, slowly!

Ah, so the two of you are already acquainted. Good.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 16, 2011, 09:57:53 PM
    O snail
    Climb Mount Fuji,
    But slowly, slowly!

Ah, so the two of you are already acquainted. Good.
Google is a wonderful thing! I had never heard of the guy until you mentioned him. But I would have loved to have been to Japan during the 19th century.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:34:08 PM
Crocus flowers at Temple Newsam

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5671/dsc04199q.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:36:04 PM
A pair of finches bathing at Tropical World in Leeds

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3383/dsc04342o.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:37:40 PM
Blue Bells in the local wood.

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9595/dsc04595b.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:39:27 PM
Dog with 'stick'!

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9243/dsc04606jj.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:40:49 PM
Oh Fudge! I'm screwed!

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2436/dsc04801x.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:42:46 PM
Please don't eat me!

(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/6190/dsc04807s.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2011, 06:44:17 PM
Rassssppppppp!!!

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/4591/dsc04849o.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on June 18, 2011, 12:30:11 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-12-3-2011millomeris37HDR-print.jpg)

This is an HDR shot I took at a river up on the mountains
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 18, 2011, 12:36:04 PM
I really should have  go at some moving water shots, they look really good and I have all the kit, including a waterproof tripod, just need to find some moving water! lol
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on June 19, 2011, 12:43:03 PM
hey If I found a river in Cyprus, I think you have a good chance to find some too
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Post by: Tank on June 19, 2011, 01:35:00 PM
hey If I found a river in Cyprus, I think you have a good chance to find some too
lol
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Post by: MariaEvri on June 19, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-icevolcano_fulle_big.jpg)
this photo is (obviously) not mine but I just love it.
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Post by: Tank on June 19, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
I think that is one of the greatest photographs ever taken! Just mind-numbingly good.
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Post by: OldGit on June 19, 2011, 05:15:40 PM
Incredible. 
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Post by: Tank on June 19, 2011, 05:23:25 PM
Incredible. 
Can you imagine the mixed feelings of taking that photo. Knowing instantly you had taken the best picture you had ever taken and immediately realising you could never better it! A bitter sweet moment if there ever was.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 19, 2011, 05:31:11 PM
A discarded Halloween mug that caught my eye one day.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7862/dsc6310i.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 19, 2011, 05:33:01 PM
One of the occupants of the local stables.

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2116/dsc6391c.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 20, 2011, 06:39:06 AM
Some poor quality river pics

(http://i.imgur.com/SBKjf.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/UvpY9.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/VwHnJ.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/ozQxj.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/OIGmg.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/vjdXL.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/sEh71.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/AEWnV.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/D7rOA.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/yCEBA.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/S6l6V.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/KUnFR.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on June 20, 2011, 06:44:56 AM
^^^ There must be a story behind those pictures. Love to hear it.
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Post by: McQ on June 22, 2011, 05:34:43 PM
Here are over 70 rules of photography all in one page.

http://gawno.com/2009/05/78-photography-rules/

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 22, 2011, 07:19:37 PM
Here are over 70 rules of photography all in one page.

http://gawno.com/2009/05/78-photography-rules/



Not bad! Lol
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Post by: OldGit on June 22, 2011, 07:43:57 PM
At a barbecue, we became impatient with this folk-singer.....

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Roasting.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on June 26, 2011, 01:00:09 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-39283-fullsize.jpg)
again, ths is not mine, but I am planning on shooting one similar
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Post by: Melmoth on June 26, 2011, 01:50:23 PM
Maria, those are awesome. *Saved to wallpapers*

Here's a dog:

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/Jaddegout/dewg.jpg)

Here's some more:

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/Jaddegout/dewg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography
Post by: MariaEvri on June 26, 2011, 07:05:45 PM

[/quote]
I'm thinking of buying a neutral density filter, one where you can hold it over the top half and darken the sky a bit in landscape views. Do you think they are a good buy?
[/quote]

I think it will save you a lot of burned out skies. I am thinking of buying one myself
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Post by: Tank on June 26, 2011, 07:34:24 PM
Pin sharp and spot on timing!!
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Post by: Tank on June 26, 2011, 09:12:48 PM
Got this little chap today.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/438/dsc04896u.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on June 26, 2011, 09:14:12 PM
Wasp on a Blackberry blossom.

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2025/dsc04893crop.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on June 27, 2011, 12:28:58 AM
Got this little chap today.


This and the wasp are great. Seeing every little detail, like those fine hairs, is awesome. Things I can't see otherwise. This is a Blue Ribbon thread, for certain.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on June 27, 2011, 12:33:28 AM
Tank, your photos give  me the shivers. They are so beautiful *___*


I made this little fellow with my androidfy app xD
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/boubunny/android1308981452008.png)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 27, 2011, 01:31:37 AM
I'm loving this thread :)

Here's a photo I really like. I didn't take it, but I think it captures the pretty little city that I live in so well.

(http://enroute.aircanada.com/files/destinations/st_johns_main.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: McQ on June 27, 2011, 02:21:51 AM
I'm loving this thread :)

Here's a photo I really like. I didn't take it, but I think it captures the pretty little city that I live in so well.


Very pretty place.
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Post by: Tank on June 27, 2011, 08:38:04 AM
Tank, your photos give  me the shivers. They are so beautiful *___*


I made this little fellow with my androidfy app xD
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/boubunny/android1308981452008.png)

I love his shoes!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 27, 2011, 08:38:58 AM
I'm loving this thread :)

Here's a photo I really like. I didn't take it, but I think it captures the pretty little city that I live in so well.

(http://enroute.aircanada.com/files/destinations/st_johns_main.jpg)
What is the places name?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 27, 2011, 09:48:46 AM
What is the places name?

I think the image name shows the towns name.

The French influence seems strong.
That church looks unusual, it's like by some glitch the builders added a zero to all the measurements.  The second empire French style building looks big and the church dwarfs it although further away.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 27, 2011, 04:11:28 PM
It's St.John's, NL. The big boxy building is "The Rooms", which is a museum/cultural centre. A lot of people don't like it because it really stands out from the rest of St.John's aesthetic.

We have a lot of colourful row houses here which make for pretty pictures, and it really is a beautiful place when it's no buried under 10 feet of snow or completely foggy (so, approximately 2 weeks a year, haha).
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on June 28, 2011, 11:24:14 AM
Here's a view from my bedroom window:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Rainbow.jpg)
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Post by: Stevil on June 28, 2011, 12:34:28 PM
In Bilbao
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1298/gogenhiem.jpg)


Monaco
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7830/palacemonaco.jpg)

Phuket
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8499/longmotorboatphuket.jpg)

Travelling through a tunnel
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/219/150tunnell1.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 28, 2011, 12:48:35 PM
@ Oldgit

Nice view.

@ Stevil

All very good. Have you tried cloning out or cropping off the leaves at the top left of the first shot?
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Post by: Stevil on June 29, 2011, 09:35:24 AM
Have you tried cloning out or cropping off the leaves at the top left of the first shot?
Don't know why I didn't think of cropping that photo, it wouldn't miss a bit of sky being shaved. Do you think the lighting is right on that one?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on June 29, 2011, 10:58:56 AM
Have you tried cloning out or cropping off the leaves at the top left of the first shot?
Don't know why I didn't think of cropping that photo, it wouldn't miss a bit of sky being shaved. Do you think the lighting is right on that one?
Yes I do like the lighting in that one. The spider is nicely silhouetted giving it an 'other worldly' feel. That's a shot I would like to have taken.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hismikeness on July 01, 2011, 02:44:56 PM
I have a screen saver on my computer at work which cycles through pictures placed in a particular folder. When you move the mouse and the computer wakes up, the last picture that was on the screen saver then gets saved as the desktop background. I have a bunch of stuff in there, but I noticed that most of them were stupid demotivational posters and such, with no real pictures. I started to collect those from various locations. One of my favorite sites for very good photography (and I'm sure a few of you could/do submit some of your photos) is called EyeFetch (http://www.eyefetch.com/). It's got a hall of fame section that is really good. The NSFW pics are marked as such.

One user in particular that I found has several really unique pics in their album. Here's a direct link: User Niara (http://www.eyefetch.com/profile-images.aspx?user=Niara&view=popular).

Some of my favorites:
(http://img1.eyefetch.com/p/13/780045-56984357-c4f1-48b9-bcad-a5eaa8e6e7f4.jpg)

(http://img1.eyefetch.com/p/2e/776182-e6233347-2382-420c-ae31-7469e3de85c3.jpg)

(http://img1.eyefetch.com/p/5w/785158-c2cca0f8-38d0-4fa0-a927-960027c657c1.jpg)

(http://img1.eyefetch.com/p/nx/851836-766b31b9-aa19-4919-ad07-f53a269afa0b.jpg)

(http://img1.eyefetch.com/p/ko/782203-de157424-13ef-4623-b69b-039a8ffc21fc.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on July 01, 2011, 06:43:56 PM
the one with the water drop reflections is divine!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 01, 2011, 06:54:52 PM
They really are magnificent!
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 01, 2011, 06:57:52 PM
I really like the match stick people!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 01, 2011, 07:11:46 PM
If I keep really, really quiet they may not notice me  :)

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1320/dsc04987pd.jpg)

Fairburn Ings RSPB centre
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Post by: Tank on July 01, 2011, 07:20:29 PM
Something you may never see in real life!

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/64/dsc04981z.jpg)

A swans foot.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 01, 2011, 09:41:10 PM
A coot feeding its chick.

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1789/dsc04962f.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on July 01, 2011, 10:27:08 PM
A coots arse (yes it's an English coot).

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5377/dsc04975og.jpg)

Detail of its leg and feathers.

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2013/dsc04975bf.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on July 02, 2011, 04:17:50 AM
The swan's foot and the coot photos are tremendous. The fine detail in the swan's foot is amazing. It blew me away, and you're right, I don't think I've ever seen one up close (partly because I'm just barely smart enough to know never to get too near a swan!). Great stuff!
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Post by: Whitney on July 02, 2011, 05:56:12 AM
I'm jealous of the awesome photos..

Hopefully within the next year I can afford a good camera...at least good enough to take great photos of buildings.  What kind of price range should I be budgeting for?
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Post by: Tank on July 02, 2011, 09:28:33 AM
I'm jealous of the awesome photos..

Hopefully within the next year I can afford a good camera...at least good enough to take great photos of buildings.  What kind of price range should I be budgeting for?
The answer to the budget question depends on what you are taking the pictures for. If they are for a quality critical semi-professional print quality you'll be talking a 10M px sensor in an SLR body. If you are talking architectural work you will need a lens with a focal length that goes as low as 18mm minimum, or16mm if you can stretch to it.

So where to start. A Canon Rebel RX is the entry level SLR it comes with a basic 18-55mm lens and has a 10M px sensor. It's not a professional camera so it's not made to take the rough and tumble of the press/sports user. However it will get you started. The lens will give decent shots and as you are talking architectural work you're going to need a tripod and work with the lens set to get deep depth of field which will help the lens perform at it's best. This camera is listed $550 on the Canon site. But a good e-bay buy should halve this.





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Post by: MariaEvri on July 02, 2011, 11:44:30 AM
A coot feeding its chick.


what lens for this one?
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Post by: Tank on July 02, 2011, 11:54:02 AM
A coot feeding its chick.


what lens for this one?
Sigma 180mm f3.5 macro, pre-digital so effectively a 270mm on the Sony A200 body. Works well on the digital body, Sigma now do a full frame, digitally optimised 150mm f2.8 in its place. Sigma make good macro lenses because the owner is a mad keen macro photographer himself.
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Post by: Tank on July 02, 2011, 12:19:13 PM
This is an odd one. I've never seen this insect before. Just got the one shot.

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/600/dsc04910qz.jpg)
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 02, 2011, 12:24:28 PM
alright

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf64.jpg)
from national geographic
I just love storms and clouds!
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Post by: Tank on July 02, 2011, 05:40:17 PM
Nice poser today.

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8241/dsc04998w.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on July 02, 2011, 06:34:08 PM
^ Another winner, Tank.  How do you train these bugs - do you feed them?

Here's a rare self-portrait, in pensive mood:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Rangtang.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on July 02, 2011, 08:06:17 PM
Love the pensive mood shot orang-outangs are wonderful.

An old entomologists trick is to pee on the food plants of particular insects, the insects often return and stay put for the salts in the dryed urine. Never tried it myself. That butterfly just sat still for 30 seconds!
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Post by: McQ on July 02, 2011, 11:46:57 PM
This is an odd one. I've never seen this insect before. Just got the one shot.

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/600/dsc04910qz.jpg)

I'm wondering if it's some type of Hornet? I don't know. I'm terrible at identifying insects, trees, birds, and flowers.
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Post by: Tank on July 02, 2011, 11:53:51 PM
It's definitly not a wasp as it's only 10mm long. So I don't think it's a hornet. It's much more like an overweight ant with wings.
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Post by: Whitney on July 03, 2011, 12:21:00 AM
So where to start. A Canon Rebel RX is the entry level SLR it comes with a basic 18-55mm lens and has a 10M px sensor. It's not a professional camera so it's not made to take the rough and tumble of the press/sports user. However it will get you started. The lens will give decent shots and as you are talking architectural work you're going to need a tripod and work with the lens set to get deep depth of field which will help the lens perform at it's best. This camera is listed $550 on the Canon site. But a good e-bay buy should halve this.

Cool..that's about the range I was hoping for in researching without knowing what I actually needed.  Compared to 6,000 seats of revit that doesn't sound too bad as far as business expenses are concerned.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 03, 2011, 03:54:20 AM
This is an odd one. I've never seen this insect before. Just got the one shot.

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/600/dsc04910qz.jpg)

I'm wondering if it's some type of Hornet? I don't know. I'm terrible at identifying insects, trees, birds, and flowers.


Don't worry about naming it, just accept it as a wonder of god's creation.
It's an example of god tricking other insects into not biting this one.

That seemed to start well but I don't have an ending I'm happy with.
What does he put yellow stripes on to stop us tasting?
Is it proof god is tricky?  Deception is a tool that's cool to use?
Thou shalt not lie unless you're a yellow striped insect.

Na, god wouldn't do that, I think the devil has interfered with this insect.
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Post by: Stevil on July 03, 2011, 06:00:14 AM
looks like a german wasp to me
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Post by: Tank on July 03, 2011, 10:41:33 AM
looks like a german wasp to me
Had a look at that and it's not one of those. The German Wasp is what I would consider to be a normal wasp. This is noticeable smaller than that species and the abdomen is more tapered.
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 03, 2011, 12:28:11 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-25-3-2010-28.jpg)

a picture of a cyprus flower
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Post by: Tank on July 03, 2011, 04:15:13 PM
^^^ The word 'furry' comes to mind!
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Post by: McQ on July 04, 2011, 04:39:00 AM
Since we are currently celebrating Independence Day here in the U.S., I'll throw this in from our local fireworks display last night (yeah, they hold our fireworks display two days before the fourth...go figure).

13 sec exposure, ISO 200, f/10. Tripod and cable remote to trip shutter.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-x3Fbjrw/0/X3/i-x3Fbjrw-X3.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on July 04, 2011, 04:45:55 AM
A fun one. Baseball players are always trying to disparage pitchers by saying they have "no arm". Well.....

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-HrmDKR3/1/X2/i-HrmDKR3-X2.jpg)
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Post by: hismikeness on July 04, 2011, 05:22:46 AM
If you ever see the videos of the pitchers when they break their arms in mid-pitch, this picture shows why. That is an intense amount of torque on his arm.
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Post by: Stevil on July 04, 2011, 08:40:39 AM
Not to mention the tongue, but somehow it all adds to the speed of the ball.
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Post by: OldGit on July 04, 2011, 08:55:35 AM
McQ, that fireworks shot is a stunner.
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Post by: Tank on July 04, 2011, 08:56:16 AM
Since we are currently celebrating Independence Day here in the U.S., I'll throw this in from our local fireworks display last night (yeah, they hold our fireworks display two days before the fourth...go figure).

13 sec exposure, ISO 200, f/10. Tripod and cable remote to trip shutter.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-x3Fbjrw/0/X3/i-x3Fbjrw-X3.jpg)

Beautiful! Excellent composition, sharp, colourful and atmospheric! Just beautiful.
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Post by: Tank on July 04, 2011, 08:59:15 AM
McQ. I bet there was a YES! moment when you first reviewed that pitcher shot? A real winner.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on July 04, 2011, 05:00:21 PM
Whoa, yes!!  That fireworks photo is stunning and captivating.
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Post by: Tank on July 04, 2011, 07:19:16 PM
Had a super day at Lotherton Hall near Leeds.

It has an open aviary which one can walk through, flower gardens and a tiny little pond (8' x 20') with more wildlife in one place than I have ever seen before!

What cha' doin'!

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4541/dsc05009n.jpg)

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6748/dsc05031hv.jpg)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6568/dsc05024s.jpg)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5387/dsc05077uh.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7130/dsc05082a.jpg)

A pair of damsel flies, the male is the top one.

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5884/dsc05093z.jpg)

A teeny tiny toadlet about 6mm long.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2756/dsc05107g.jpg)

A pond skater having lunch.

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6199/dsc05115k.jpg)

A perfectly sober newt! The first time I have ever seen, let alone been able to photograph, one.

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/931/dsc05131ze.jpg)

A full grown toad with toadlets!

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2344/dsc05137x.jpg)

A different toad, slightly smaller that the previous one. Look closely and you can see a fly lava above its eye and tiny insects on its back.

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9134/dsc05149e.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on July 04, 2011, 07:33:07 PM
Detail of the toad eye and poison gland behind it.

(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/649/dsc05137t.jpg)
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 05, 2011, 01:45:26 AM
the male is the top one.

Of course, it's the one giving the back rub.


(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5884/dsc05093z.jpg)

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Post by: McQ on July 05, 2011, 04:32:25 AM
Tank, those are all fantastic photos! That place is a nature photographer's paradise. Great, great stuff, all of it. Thanks for posting them!
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Post by: McQ on July 05, 2011, 04:37:49 AM
McQ. I bet there was a YES! moment when you first reviewed that pitcher shot? A real winner.

There sure was! And then I couldn't stop laughing at it!
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Post by: OldGit on July 05, 2011, 04:29:38 PM
Cracking shots, Gromit Tank! ;)
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Post by: original_gender on July 05, 2011, 08:34:40 PM

A teeny tiny toadlet about 6mm long.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2756/dsc05107g.jpg)


I love this one. The water looks almost gelatinous.
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Post by: Tank on July 05, 2011, 09:16:11 PM
Well for a creature that size water is very much more viscous than it would be to you or I. I recall a programme that made the comparison of swimming through treacle. I though about cutting down that picture to focus on the toadlet, but if I had I don't think one would have lost the scale showing how small it is.
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 09, 2011, 02:27:18 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-tornado_1523626i.jpg)

cause I love twisters
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Post by: Tank on July 09, 2011, 02:35:38 PM
Wow! Is that real or a montage?
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 10, 2011, 12:36:56 PM
I' m leaning towards real

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-eclipse15-6-2011.jpg)
mine this time, from the 15 june 2011 lunar eclipse

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Post by: Tank on July 10, 2011, 12:42:11 PM
Absolutely brilliant!
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Post by: McQ on July 10, 2011, 04:23:30 PM
Great montage of the eclipse, Maria. I'm too lazy to put mine together like that!  :)

So, the twister isn't your shot? It's a good one regardless.
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 10, 2011, 04:35:32 PM
nbah not my shot unfortunately-although its my dream to see one
I think it's from national geographic
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Post by: Tank on July 16, 2011, 06:21:24 PM
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4156/dsc05165br.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on July 16, 2011, 06:21:55 PM
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1787/dsc05156e.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on July 16, 2011, 06:22:29 PM
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/6094/dsc05183t.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on July 16, 2011, 09:25:23 PM
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7613/dsc05192y.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on July 17, 2011, 05:33:12 AM
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4156/dsc05165br.jpg)

Ok, this is obvious, but those are very happy dogs!
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Post by: McQ on July 17, 2011, 05:34:46 AM
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/6094/dsc05183t.jpg)

All three of these macros are once again, awesome. But what is this very scary looking thing? It's not the sort of creature I'd willingly pick up.
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Post by: Tank on July 17, 2011, 08:48:38 AM
It is a ladybird nymph. There are a bunch of photos here http://www.northeastwildlife.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=762 they are voracious consumers of aphids (green/black fly) and as such very useful to the gardener and perfectly harmless to people.
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on July 17, 2011, 07:00:50 PM
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg62/scaled.php?server=62&filename=sany0052e.jpg&res=medium)

Just a quick snap of the spot where I spent my entire day fishing yesterday.
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Post by: Tank on July 17, 2011, 07:09:38 PM
Very picturesque. Did you catch anything?
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on July 17, 2011, 07:19:47 PM
Very picturesque. Did you catch anything?

I didn't, except some rocks. The damn catfish were smart, kept striking and lodging between the rocks getting me snagged. Lost quite a few rigs. And the trout were teasing me. Kept jumping right around where I had casted- guess they wanted the bugs more than my worms and powerbait. The friend I went with caught 3 largemouth bass and a catfish though, but he's a much much more experienced fisherman than myself.

Sure was nice weather too, except for the storm that passed overhead. We watched the wall of rain slowly creep our way over the water until it finally just dropped like a blanket of water out of the sky. Got soaked for about ten minutes and then was gone. Caught a pic of the rainbow that showed up on the tail-end of the storm. It was a double rainbow for a while, but unfortunately couldn't get a good picture of that.

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4182/sany0049.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on July 19, 2011, 06:28:00 PM
Seen in Leominster, Herefordshire last Friday.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/babydog.jpg)

The owner said "sometimes he walks, and sometimes he likes to ride."
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Post by: Tank on July 19, 2011, 07:54:51 PM
Love it!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: roy1967 on July 20, 2011, 09:13:14 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-tornado_1523626i.jpg)

cause I love twisters

Maria, living in Kansas will change your mind about twisters.....  when you spend many days every spring wondering where your family is when the sirens start wailing.  Pictures of them are astounding and awe inspiring I must admit!

I've only seen one live in my lifetime, but it was plenty.  Unfortunately we have many opportunities.

Roy
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Post by: roy1967 on July 20, 2011, 09:17:05 PM
Is buying a higher quality camera used generally a good idea?  How does a rank novice such as myself keep from getting taken?

Roy
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Post by: Tank on July 20, 2011, 10:20:47 PM
Is buying a higher quality camera used generally a good idea?  How does a rank novice such as myself keep from getting taken?

Roy
Buy a known brand Canon, Nikon and possibly Sony (which I own). If you like small cameras then Olympus and Pentax are also good. Canon and Nikon have never really made a bad camera (in a given price range). In the compact arena you can add Fuji, Lumix, Panasonic and Olympus.

The thing is what sort of photos do you want to take and what do you want to do with them? If you said Architecture and professional prints you'll get a different answer than if you want to do Wildlife for a website.

Photographic equipment is one of those areas where performance is proportional to cost.
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Post by: roy1967 on July 20, 2011, 10:47:08 PM
Can you get the different types of photos (architecture, wildlife, etc.) With the same camera but different attachments such as lenses? I would be a complete newb, so I am starting at the beginning. Or would I need multiple cameras?
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Post by: OldGit on July 21, 2011, 09:32:47 AM
If you go for an SLR (= big black camera) plus extra lenses, you are going way up into the thousands of dollars range.
As Tank says, many modern compacts give excellent results, but there is one big snag - very few have viewfinders, you have to use the screen.  This becomes unusable in bright sunlight and you can't see what you're doing.
One solution is to go for a "bridge camera", kind of half-and-half.  Big-ish and black, but no SLR mirror mechanism and a fixed lens.
The old Fuji S6500 and S9600 were absolutely superb.  The zoom is by twisting a ring on the lens, like an SLR, which makes for instant action.  They have an LCD viewfinder which is very nearly as good as the SLR version and they take normal AA batteries.  I still have one of each and use them all the time.
They still go for reasonable prices on e-bay.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 10:01:24 AM
Can you get the different types of photos (architecture, wildlife, etc.) With the same camera but different attachments such as lenses? I would be a complete newb, so I am starting at the beginning. Or would I need multiple cameras?

There are basically two types of cameras, those that have a fixed lens and those that have a range of lenses. Fixed lens cameras start from $60 and go up to $600+. Camera 'systems' (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony) with interchangeable lenses start at $550 for a basic Canon body/lens combination and can get to $40,000 for some body/lens combinations and 80% of that cost will be in a honking great lens.

The main functional difference (in pre-digital days) between fixed lens and system cameras was the ability to accurately see what you were going to photograph. Fixed lens cameras had a separate view finder to the lens, system cameras let you look through the lens that will take the picture so you can see exactly how the picture will be framed. However the advent of the digital camera has blurred this distinction as small digital cameras have a screen on the back that shows the user what the photo will be.

The main difference between fixed lens and system cameras in the digital era is quality of image. Fixed lens cameras usually (there are a few exceptions) have physically smaller sensors with loads of pixels (tiny light sensors), system cameras have physically larger sensors also with loads of pixels. However the system camera pixel will be bigger and produce a higher quality signal than the smaller fixed lens camera.

But, and this is the $64,000 question, what is the cheapest camera that will can take acceptable quality images of the type I want? Your average $100 camera will take perfectly adequate family snap shots that can be printed out on 7"x5" paper. If you want bigger prints of high quality you really need to consider a bottom end system camera. So 'which camera' is entirely dependent on 'what photo'.

Hope this helps.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 10:05:13 AM
If you go for an SLR (= big black camera) plus extra lenses, you are going way up into the thousands of dollars range.
As Tank says, many modern compacts give excellent results, but there is one big snag - very few have viewfinders, you have to use the screen.  This becomes unusable in bright sunlight and you can't see what you're doing.
One solution is to go for a "bridge camera", kind of half-and-half.  Big-ish and black, but no SLR mirror mechanism and a fixed lens.
The old Fuji S6500 and S9600 were absolutely superb.  The zoom is by twisting a ring on the lens, like an SLR, which makes for instant action.  They have an LCD viewfinder which is very nearly as good as the SLR version and they take normal AA batteries.  I still have one of each and use them all the time.
They still go for reasonable prices on e-bay.
I'd agree with this. The so-called 'bridge camera' is a good compromise if you want reasonable quality with good flexibility and don't want the cost or hassle of interchangeable lenses.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 01:21:33 PM
The descriptions of different camera types on this site is quite good http://www.cameras.co.uk/
Note: They call a 'bridge camera' a 'super zoom'.
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Post by: OldGit on July 21, 2011, 02:37:16 PM
Good link, Tank.  The Fuji Finepix HS20EXR  looks good.  Notice it has twist-the-barrel zoom.  Most recent bridge cameras have a zoom lever in front of the shutter, which is slow and clumsy in comparison.  I took a S5200 out the other day, because it fits in a pocket, but that feature seemed really awkward.
The new ones have much higher video resolution, too.
I see the HS20EXR also has a flash shoe, which a beginner may grow into needing later.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 03:16:05 PM
Good link, Tank.  The Fuji Finepix HS20EXR  looks good.  Notice it has twist-the-barrel zoom.  Most recent bridge cameras have a zoom lever in front of the shutter, which is slow and clumsy in comparison.  I took a S5200 out the other day, because it fits in a pocket, but that feature seemed really awkward.
The new ones have much higher video resolution, too.
I see the HS20EXR also has a flash shoe, which a beginner may grow into needing later.
I agree with you about the Fuji HS20EXR. You'd be hard pressed to find a better combination of quality and features at the price.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 03:38:16 PM
A little comment on pixels.

Marketing a technically complex piece of kit to a technically naive consumer group has resulted in 'Maga Pixel' marketing. One camera is better than another because it has more pixels, this is not true. The pixel issue came about because early digital cameras simply didn't have enough pixels to produce a picture as good as a film based camera. I believe a 35mm frame of good quality film had a nominal digital equivalent resolution of 23 mega pixels.

So how many pixels is enough? Well the base line for viewing an image is the human eye. Now at normal viewing distances (10" to 20") the human eye cannot resolve (tell the difference between) more that 300 dots per inch (dpi). Now a pixel equates to a dot. So let's take a A4 piece of paper (11.7" x 8.3") as this is the common paper size for house hold colour printers. So 11.7 x 300 x 8.3 x 300 = 8,739,900, say 9 million pixels. So any camera with more than 9MP can produce more pixels than one could reasonable print on an A4 piece of paper. How many times will you want to print an image bigger than A4?

This calculation kept me using film until Sony brought out the 'Alpha 100' a 10MP camera that fitted the Minolta lenses I already owned. However if a camera does have more than 9MP it allows flexibility in which part of the image you print. What you can do is 'crop' (only use part of) an image and still have enough pixels to print out to A4. One should also bear in mind that if you only intend to show a picture on a computer screen resolution drops massively, down to 72dpi, so you can waste an awful lot of money buying lots of pixels in your camera which you simply throw away when you display the image on a computer screen.
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Post by: McQ on July 21, 2011, 04:06:53 PM
Great information regarding cameras and pixels, what camera is needed for what type of photos, etc. Tank put it in really easy to understand terms.

A site I use sometimes to check reviews of equipment is DP Review. www.dpreview.com (http://www.dpreview.com)

Good reviews, although tricky to navigate.

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Post by: Ihateyoumike on July 21, 2011, 04:40:56 PM
Could I suggest we get a split on this thread... Keep this one with the pictures, and split off the part about all the info about the cameras?
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 04:49:04 PM
Could I suggest we get a split on this thread... Keep this one with the pictures, and split off the part about all the info about the cameras?
If somebody has the time and wants to put the effort in that could be a good idea.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 05:07:35 PM
Great information regarding cameras and pixels, what camera is needed for what type of photos, etc. Tank put it in really easy to understand terms.

A site I use sometimes to check reviews of equipment is DP Review. www.dpreview.com (http://www.dpreview.com)

Good reviews, although tricky to navigate.


Bookmarked that site.
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Post by: OldGit on July 21, 2011, 05:17:25 PM
I fully agree with Tank about Megapiglets (as I call them).  Makers are pushing big numbers of Mp as a sales gimmick; it's got out of hand.  With the small sensors in compact cameras, there will inevitably be more noise generated as you divide the same space into more pieces.  (The same is true of big sensors, too, but the signal/noise ratio can still remain acceptable.)
Far more important is the optics, also the sensor.  And for different Mp settings you can usually choose levels of jpeg compression - that makes a big difference, too.
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Post by: Tank on July 21, 2011, 05:21:25 PM
I fully agree with Tank about Megapiglets (as I call them).  Makers are pushing big numbers of Mp as a sales gimmick; it's got out of hand.  With the small sensors in compact cameras, there will inevitably be more noise generated as you divide the same space into more pieces.  (The same is true of big sensors, too, but the signal/noise ratio can still remain acceptable.)
Far more important is the optics, also the sensor.  And for different Mp settings you can usually choose levels of jpeg compression - that makes a big difference, too.
This would be a 3 Megapiglet image then?

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8831/02421zr3.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on July 21, 2011, 07:50:01 PM
^  (http://atheistforums.org/images/smilies/roflol.gif)
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 23, 2011, 12:43:13 PM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-themostimportantimage.jpg

not mine, obviously, but I find this very beautiful
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Post by: Tank on July 27, 2011, 08:25:34 PM
Caught this little buzy bee doing its job today.

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/76/dsc05298c.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on July 27, 2011, 08:31:35 PM
Caught this little buzy bee doing its job today.


Working hard as a bee can work. Another great macro, Tank!
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Post by: Sweetdeath on July 27, 2011, 08:56:14 PM
You're amazing, Tank!

That bee is actually kinda cute.
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Post by: Tank on July 27, 2011, 09:04:38 PM
I'm glad people like it. It's odd to consider that the Bee is covered in pollen, the male plant sexual gamete, and is pretty much symbiotic with the plants that provide the nectar it lives on. You can also see its eye is clear. It can't blink (no eyelids) but has a brush on its leg that it uses to clean its eye.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on July 27, 2011, 09:15:28 PM
I love learning new and interesting things.    And animals that can't blink make me laugh a little. Poor chamelions.
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Post by: Looncall on July 28, 2011, 10:08:29 PM
Here is a picture of what I was told is the highest esker in the Canadian Northwest Territories.

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb440/arcticcanoe/P6301510.jpg)

and the view from the top.

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb440/arcticcanoe/P6301524.jpg)

These were taken by one of my companions.
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Post by: Tank on July 28, 2011, 11:22:56 PM
Those are beautiful landscapes and the canoeing looks like the ideal way to get around without startling the wildlife.
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Post by: Looncall on July 29, 2011, 01:16:39 AM
Those are beautiful landscapes and the canoeing looks like the ideal way to get around without startling the wildlife.

The tundra away from the rivers is surprisingly hard to walk on. It's wet and hummocky. I'd hate to try hiking across it.

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Post by: OldGit on July 29, 2011, 09:06:45 AM
Fascinating scenery.  Now I know what an esker is, thanks to you and Google.  Thanks!
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Post by: Medusa on August 06, 2011, 10:40:32 AM
I did my first planking today out of sheer lollery with my friends...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/geshtinnanna/plankingamf.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 06, 2011, 11:04:21 AM
^^^ LOL!!
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Post by: Medusa on August 06, 2011, 11:06:17 AM
^^^ LOL!!

It's kinda creepy, no?  :o
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Post by: Tank on August 06, 2011, 11:08:46 AM
^^^ LOL!!

It's kinda creepy, no?  :o
Odd, not creepy and fun for that reason.
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Post by: OldGit on August 06, 2011, 11:12:48 AM
It looks like some mechanical hand is going to come out of that hole and grab you. ;D
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Post by: Tank on August 06, 2011, 11:13:37 AM
It looks like some mechanical hand is going to come out of that hole and grab you. ;D
I used to love those old money boxes!  :D
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Post by: Gawen on August 06, 2011, 12:49:52 PM
Dinah, who died last year
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Gawen/100_0387.jpg)

Apollo, who turns 2 this month:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Gawen/100_0876.jpg)

A group of sidecarist I used to meet with twice a year:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Gawen/100_1275.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 06, 2011, 01:18:24 PM
Poor kitty, nice puppy and peculier taste in crippled motorbikes!
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Post by: Gawen on August 06, 2011, 01:49:50 PM
Poor kitty, nice puppy and peculier taste in crippled motorbikes!
I miss that cat. The dog is a Fox Terror....I mean terrier...*chucklin*

The bikes? Well, they have two wheel drive on demand and a transmission with a reverse gear. I can take two passengers off the road and when done hit 70mph on the way home.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Gawen/100_0199.jpg)

It's my primary transportation.

And it attracts as well:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Gawen/100_0370.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 06, 2011, 02:05:36 PM
^^^ Ah! The attraction of the NTOM (Non threatening Older Male) or the 'Daddy Syndrome' :D
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Post by: McQ on August 06, 2011, 05:50:53 PM
I did my first planking today out of sheer lollery with my friends...


You're a referee in a bowling alley? Man, oh, man! Just what kind of trouble do people like to stir up in the bowling alleys in your area?
 ;)
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Post by: Stevil on August 06, 2011, 08:07:35 PM
OK, I want one of them bikes now.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on August 07, 2011, 02:34:37 AM
Medusa, I love that picture!!  XDD
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Post by: Medusa on August 07, 2011, 09:56:21 AM
Apparently my employers have decided that ref outfits for the wait staff and bar people will give us a more sporty feel. I HATE it. And..I have to cover my tattoos. I normally look like a nice woman with her hair in a soft bun with glasses. When they see me change out and come out sleeved...they always freak out.  :P
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Post by: Tank on August 10, 2011, 02:14:33 PM
Sony are discontinuing the A290 14MP digital SLR with 18-55mm lens. They are going to bring out a replacement in due course so they are selling out the stock. In the UK Argos has a few at £275, you'll need a memory card as well but that'll set you back £13. If you are looking for a decent entry level digital SLR it's very good value ATM. I just bought one :)

Search argos for Sony A290 14MP Digital SLR Camera with 18 to 55 Lens
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Post by: MariaEvri on August 13, 2011, 01:41:49 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-22-4-2011-30.jpg)

and a little bit from home
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Post by: Tank on August 14, 2011, 04:02:40 PM
New toy. Sony A290 which has a 14MP CMOS sensor rather than the 10MP CCD sensor of my A100 & A200. Should give a sharper image with less noise.

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8822/dsc0067gn.jpg)

Not too bad, but today was a little overcast.
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Post by: Tank on August 14, 2011, 04:31:57 PM
Full frame

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3779/dsc0152full.jpg)

1:1 Pixel detail

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4834/dsc0152hj.jpg)

Sony A290 + Sigma 180mm macro.
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Post by: Xjeepguy on August 14, 2011, 04:47:34 PM
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/rebelrc/100_1543.jpg)

Taken with an HTC Incredible @ Gauley Bridge WV.
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Post by: Tank on August 14, 2011, 06:08:34 PM
^^^ Not bad for a phone!
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Post by: Xjeepguy on August 14, 2011, 06:20:43 PM
^^^ Not bad for a phone!

That phone had the best camera of any of the phones I have owned. I "upgraded" to a Droid X, and the camera was terrible in comparison. I actually had to start carrying my camera again.

That pic is just an example of why I live in WV. It is just beautiful here.
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Post by: Tank on August 14, 2011, 08:17:24 PM
Happy Bee!

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5313/dsc0115ic.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on August 14, 2011, 08:30:29 PM
If Xjg can take photos of that standard with a phone, it makes me look silly lugging my huge black camera around.  I shall slink away and sulk in a corner. :'(

Tank, yours are amazing, as usual.  8)
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Post by: Xjeepguy on August 14, 2011, 08:42:20 PM
If Xjg can take photos of that standard with a phone, it makes me look silly lugging my huge black camera around.  
Thanks! I love taking pics of nature. Here's another pic I took the same day of a waterfall we came across.


(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/rebelrc/IMAG0024.jpg)


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Post by: Tank on August 14, 2011, 08:52:39 PM
^^^ Nice composition  :)
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Post by: Tank on August 15, 2011, 08:56:37 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-22-4-2011-30.jpg)

and a little bit from home
Are those shells or seaweed?
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Post by: Tank on August 19, 2011, 07:50:21 PM
Does anybody know what type of insect this is?

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9072/dsc04941a.jpg)

It's about 10mm long and frequents Rhododendron bushes.

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Post by: Tank on August 19, 2011, 07:55:10 PM
Another view of the mystery bug.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/9439/dsc04952a.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 19, 2011, 08:04:30 PM
Last one.

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3462/dsc0425gj.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 19, 2011, 08:15:50 PM
The next frame looks exactly the same, but without the ladybird! I'll get one of the buggers taking off one day  >:(

(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/9558/dsc0292r.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on August 20, 2011, 12:24:11 AM
Tank and xjeepguy, all of these recent shots are really nice. Tank's new toy will obviously keep him busy and out of trouble! How are you liking that Sony? I still hear all very positive things about those cameras, which is good, because they manufacture the sensor in my Nikon!

I'll post a couple of shots I got today at an air show rehearsal.
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Post by: McQ on August 20, 2011, 12:44:05 AM
Ok, here are some from today. This was a rehearsal for an air show this weekend. (Pics removed by me)





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Post by: Tank on August 20, 2011, 08:40:31 AM
McQ, I seriously need a drooling smily! The clarity and quality of your pictures are just awsome, just fukin' awsome! The crossover is excellent and the focus on the pilots face in the taxing MiG is just perfect. And the focus and panning on the flypast MiG is well.... awsome!!! I mean they really are jaw dropping top quality shots. Faultless.

And a duck actually doing something, other than just sitting there looking dumb!

Sony bought Minolta. Minolta made very good and inovative cameras but never had the volume markets of Canon or Nikon so they were always strapped for cash in R&D. Sony identified the SLR camera market as an area they wanted to play in, so they bought Minolta. Through an odd set of citcumstances I own the three entry level cameras that Sony have produced the A100(10MP), A200(10MP) and the A290(14MP). The A100 is the digital camera Minolta never had the cash to design, it's very much a photographers camera that happens to have an automatic mode for the beginner. The trend with the A200 to A290 is to dumb the camera down to the point-and-shoot user. Most of the functionality is still there but it's buried in menus as they are cheaper (and more reliable) than switches and dials. There is also a trend for Sony to add all kinds of bells and whistles just to give the marketing department something to do.

My daughter has a Canon 5D mkII with a 24-105L. I borrowed it for a weekend. Ok it's 8 times the price of the A290 and it isn't technically 8 times better on paper, but in the hands of somebody who knows about photography it's almost infinitly better. It's a camera designed to take photographs not to make marketing copy.

It's my legacy lenses that keep me buying Sony bodies. Fortunatly the design of macro lenses makes them inherently suited to digital sensors or I would have had to completly swapped systems. If I won the lottery (not going to happen as I don't buy tickets) I'd re-equip with Canon like a shot.

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Post by: Xjeepguy on August 20, 2011, 02:31:51 PM
I love this thread. Tank, those pics are amazing. The ladybug pic especially. That inspires me to save up for a good camera.

As for the Mig pics, Wow. The pic of the one taxiing on the runway is poster-worthy. Thats the kind of thing I would have framed on my office wall.

Very nice, keep it up!
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Post by: Tank on August 21, 2011, 08:08:22 PM
I love this thread. Tank, those pics are amazing. The ladybug pic especially. That inspires me to save up for a good camera.

As for the Mig pics, Wow. The pic of the one taxiing on the runway is poster-worthy. Thats the kind of thing I would have framed on my office wall.

Very nice, keep it up!
A good camera isn't cheap, but running one nowadays is really cheap compared to film. I took 233 pictures yesterday at the races. That would have been 7 rolls of film at £12 each to buy and develop, that is £84!! I can get all those pictures on 1/4 of memory card that cost £9. I used to spend way more on film than gear in the days of film. A good camera will last a long time if looked after and give hours of fun. Suppose you spend £600 on a good camera and spend 3 hours a week out and about using it. That's £4/hour, which is less than going to a football match, going to the cinema, etc, etc. And a camera can last for many years, the more you use it the cheaper it gets!
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Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 08:37:03 PM
Went back to the little pond at Lotherton Hall on Monday.

Pond skater.

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5315/dsc0772b.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 08:43:15 PM
Mr Toad, basking in a sun warmed pond.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5340/dsc0790t.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 09:09:34 PM
A toadlet about an inch long

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3286/dsc0818qo.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on August 25, 2011, 10:07:44 PM
A toadlet about an inch long

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3286/dsc0818qo.jpg)

I hope you don't get tired of lots of "Oooohs!" and "Ahhhhhs!", because you're getting some right now! All three shots are spectacular, but the toads look 3D. Ok, for that matter (upon looking again) they all do. Sweet!

Also, thanks for the comments on the air show and ducky!

No doubt, this is my all-time favorite thread from this forum.
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Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 10:17:17 PM
I just worry people will get bored with the photos I post. I really like to see everybody elses.
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Post by: Xjeepguy on August 26, 2011, 03:49:21 AM
Love the first toad pic. Awesome work Tank. I will never get tired of your pics.
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Post by: McQ on August 26, 2011, 03:53:16 AM
I just worry people will get bored with the photos I post. I really like to see everybody elses.

Man, I'd have to go a long, long way to get tired of these! Seriously, this is like opening presents every time I come into the thread. You'll run out of pictures before I run out of Ooohs and Ahhhhs!

 :)
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Post by: Tank on August 26, 2011, 08:32:56 AM
I just worry people will get bored with the photos I post. I really like to see everybody elses.

Man, I'd have to go a long, long way to get tired of these! Seriously, this is like opening presents every time I come into the thread. You'll run out of pictures before I run out of Ooohs and Ahhhhs!

 :)
That is a very good way of putting it. Having been mad keen on aircraft all my life I love the aircraft pictures. I also love travel and don't do enough of it so I enjoy shots of places too.
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Post by: Too Few Lions on August 26, 2011, 04:57:43 PM
I'm a bit of a fan of stone circles and ancient temples (my degree's in archaeology). Here's a couple of photos of Castlerigg that I took on holiday a couple of weeks ago. It's probably the most spectacular that I've visited (in the UK at least).
It always annoys me when the pope comes out with his crap about the 'irrefutable Christian roots of European culture and civilization', these places remind me that Europe had a long history before Christianity was enforced on us...

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5597/sam1220.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/sam1220.jpg/)

oh, and they were taken with a cheap Samsung camera that I bought off ebay for £55  ;)
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Post by: Tank on August 26, 2011, 05:02:35 PM
If one follows the link (by clickingong the picture) you can see all this useful information!


Quote
Size:   157Kb
Resolution:   800 x 600
Camera used:   SAMSUNG SAMSUNG ES70, ES71 / VLUU ES70, ES71 / SAMSUNG SL600
Orientation:   Horizontal (normal)
Focal length:   7.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 44.0 mm)
Aperture:   f/4.5
Date/Time:   2011-08-09 18:24:20.00
Exposure time:   1/350
Lens F-Number:   f/4.5
ISO:   100
Whitebalance:   Auto
Metering mode:   Multi-segment
Exposure:   Program AE

When were the stones placed?
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Post by: Too Few Lions on August 26, 2011, 05:03:32 PM
it's dated to around 3200 BCE, so that makes it a good 700 years older than Stonehenge or the Pyramids

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5114/sam1236n.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/sam1236n.jpg/)
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Post by: Tank on August 26, 2011, 05:06:00 PM
^^^ I bet that is a bleak place in the winter!
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Post by: Too Few Lions on August 26, 2011, 05:22:06 PM
hehe I got lucky the day i went, but there were plenty of bleak days in the Lakes in August!
Mind you, I pity the fools who celebrated the winter solstice out on that stone circle 5000 years ago.

The scenery's beautiful, but the next holiday I go on will definitely be somewhere warm and sunny. This isn't really the sort of weather I like on a summer holiday...

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1218/sam1305w.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/sam1305w.jpg/)
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Post by: Xjeepguy on August 26, 2011, 05:58:14 PM
That is beautiful. Nice work. I am fascinated by things like that as well.
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Post by: Tank on August 27, 2011, 03:27:00 PM
York Races

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2785/dsc0653cp.jpg)

Famous Jockey

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/517/dsc0635q.jpg)

Some fine horses.

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9844/dsc0624t.jpg)

Serious lens envy!!

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2103/dsc0596g.jpg)

Some real characters

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2405/dsc0540r.jpg)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2316/dsc0566c.jpg)

Drunk hen party!

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2092/dsc0690wl.jpg)

and pretty ladies

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8751/dsc0527w.jpg)
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 03, 2011, 06:36:24 AM
Some real characters

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2316/dsc0566c.jpg)


Absolutely love the hat!  Eventually I'll read the instructions enough to figure out how to insert a photo myself but until then I'm really enjoying everyone elses.
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Post by: Tank on September 03, 2011, 08:25:40 AM
^^^ I think he was a booky, rather than a punter, so the hat was a sort of sign.
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Post by: fyv0h on September 03, 2011, 03:29:51 PM
Not the best quality. Getting pinned and roped. Just before graduation, and just after 9/11.
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j342/fyv0h/bt.jpg)


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Post by: Xjeepguy on September 03, 2011, 04:29:13 PM
Here is one I took last year with my kodak 10mp slimline. For some reason, this is one of my favorites.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/rebelrc/100_1572.jpg)
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Post by: Xjeepguy on September 03, 2011, 04:47:05 PM
This one's kinda goofy lol. I was at the WV state capital building, and with the dark clouds, it looked kinda ominous to me so I took this pic with a slight tilt to add to the creepiness. My wife loves this one.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r19/rebelrc/100_1581.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on September 03, 2011, 04:50:02 PM
^^^ sort of 'wonky batman' style ;D
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Post by: Xjeepguy on September 03, 2011, 04:52:11 PM
^^^ sort of 'wonky batman' style ;D

That is exactly what I was going for. There are so many regal looking pics of that building, I just had to do something different.
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Post by: McQ on September 03, 2011, 07:07:27 PM
That sign looked a bit odd, so I did some undercover work to find out what it really said. Wouldn't you know it? There was some printing underneath that top coat of paint that I was able to uncover.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/McQ14/dsc0635qcopy.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on September 03, 2011, 07:09:34 PM
Not the best quality. Getting pinned and roped. Just before graduation, and just after 9/11.
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j342/fyv0h/bt.jpg)


Nice. Congrats. Also, welcome to the forum! Former Army here too. 24th Infantry Division (now dismantled), 24th Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Helicopter Company (Vipers).
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Post by: Tank on September 03, 2011, 08:00:19 PM
That sign looked a bit odd, so I did some undercover work to find out what it really said. Wouldn't you know it? There was some printing underneath that top coat of paint that I was able to uncover.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/McQ14/dsc0635qcopy.jpg)
LOL!

They're all short arse little buggers too!
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Post by: fyv0h on September 04, 2011, 03:52:45 AM

Quote

Nice. Congrats. Also, welcome to the forum! Former Army here too. 24th Infantry Division (now dismantled), 24th Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Helicopter Company (Vipers).

Stormin' Norman's alma mater. Going to take a wild guess and say you were in the Ft Stewart era? I know the 24th got shuffled around a lot.
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Post by: McQ on September 04, 2011, 05:07:47 AM

Quote

Nice. Congrats. Also, welcome to the forum! Former Army here too. 24th Infantry Division (now dismantled), 24th Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Helicopter Company (Vipers).

Stormin' Norman's alma mater. Going to take a wild guess and say you were in the Ft Stewart era? I know the 24th got shuffled around a lot.

Yeah, Savannah, GA for four years. Loved it. Hated to leave the area.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 04, 2011, 06:51:02 AM
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/517/dsc0635q.jpg)

Godolphin?
Is that some new age deity?
What do I have to smoke to meet this Godolphin?
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Post by: fyv0h on September 04, 2011, 06:55:08 AM

Quote

Nice. Congrats. Also, welcome to the forum! Former Army here too. 24th Infantry Division (now dismantled), 24th Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Helicopter Company (Vipers).

Stormin' Norman's alma mater. Going to take a wild guess and say you were in the Ft Stewart era? I know the 24th got shuffled around a lot.

Yeah, Savannah, GA for four years. Loved it. Hated to leave the area.

Wish I could say the same for NY, but upstate sucked too much in the winter. GA was great. Never went to Stewart, but did Benning for BT, Air and RIP.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 06, 2011, 03:44:54 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3478570232_d531a258ec.jpg)

Success!  Thank you, Tank.  

This was a capture by surprise.  I took the shot at Mission San Juan Capistrano and thought I was just getting the flowers, I didn't see the hummingbird until I got home and downloaded the images.

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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 06, 2011, 03:55:45 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6081/6119037572_af10aa6783.jpg)

I tried to add this to my last post, but it wasn't co-operating.  That's OK, one technological step forward at a time.  In this one I thought I was taking a picture of the surf and didn't notice the seagull till later.  The bird makes the picture, I think.
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Post by: Tank on September 06, 2011, 08:31:19 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3478570232_d531a258ec.jpg)

Success!  Thank you, Tank.  

This was a capture by surprise.  I took the shot at Mission San Juan Capistrano and thought I was just getting the flowers, I didn't see the hummingbird until I got home and downloaded the images.

I had a look through your pictures on Flikr and this one really stood out! The shots with oil rigs were interesting with the juxtaposition of the brutal industrial rigs sitting in the beautiful natural setting.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 07, 2011, 04:59:56 AM
I had a look through your pictures on Flikr and this one really stood out! The shots with oil rigs were interesting with the juxtaposition of the brutal industrial rigs sitting in the beautiful natural setting.

You mean this one?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4195857395_611cfa57ae.jpg)

I don't know if that picture would be more or less evocative without the fog (I think it's fog). 

I know what you mean about the contrast of the rig and the ocean, I always feel a little depressed after taking these pictures but on the other hand I expect I benefit from what the rigs are doing.  It's uncomfortable, like being in favor of animal rights and craving bacon.
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Post by: Tank on September 07, 2011, 11:07:52 AM
Yep, that's one of them. Quite striking.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 08, 2011, 03:47:42 AM
A couple from the back yard the other day. Love these little guys!


Yep, and they are not easy to get a picture of either.  I've tried doing it deliberately and it's just an exercise in frustration.  Did having the feeder help slow them down?
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Post by: McQ on September 08, 2011, 04:18:16 AM
A couple from the back yard the other day. Love these little guys!


Yep, and they are not easy to get a picture of either.  I've tried doing it deliberately and it's just an exercise in frustration.  Did having the feeder help slow them down?

They are tricky to photograph. The feeders definitely bring them in if you keep the sugar water fresh. It doesn't slow them down, but the feeders with the little railings do help in one way. It gets them to perch and drink. Although I prefer shots of them hovering, it's really nice when they perch because they stay for much longer periods. The birds not having to expend the tremendous energy required to stay at a hover is a big reason for this. They'll perch for up to a minute sometimes, whereas they will only hover in one spot to drink for several seconds.
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Post by: Tank on September 08, 2011, 07:37:03 AM
A couple from the back yard the other day. Love these little guys!

{snip}

I was hoping we'd get to see these little critters again. They're beautiful shots.
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Post by: McQ on September 08, 2011, 09:26:05 PM
A couple from the back yard the other day. Love these little guys!

{snip}

I was hoping we'd get to see these little critters again. They're beautiful shots.

Thanks. I'm happy they're still hanging around. I thought they'd go migrate or something by now!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 09, 2011, 01:21:57 AM
Thanks. I'm happy they're still hanging around. I thought they'd go migrate or something by now!

I saw a hummingbird at work today, first one I've ever seen near the area in 8 yrs.  I wonder is it's an environmental thing?
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Post by: Recusant on September 10, 2011, 04:15:57 AM
I've been enjoying the great images in this thread, but haven't contributed anything in a while.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2018/southfallsatsilverfalls.jpg)

South Falls at Silver Falls Park in Oregon
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Post by: Tank on September 10, 2011, 07:51:49 AM
^^^ That's impressive. I bet it's amazing after a lot of rainfall.
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Post by: Xjeepguy on September 10, 2011, 11:27:29 AM
That is absolutely stunning. Nice pic!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 11, 2011, 03:40:06 AM

South Falls at Silver Falls Park in Oregon[/center]

Breathtaking!  Do you live near this, or were you visiting?
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Post by: McQ on September 11, 2011, 10:33:19 PM
Fantastic pic, Recusant! Love it.
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Post by: Asmodean on September 11, 2011, 11:01:40 PM
That must be like... I dunno'... 50 meters high or so?  :o
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Post by: Tank on September 11, 2011, 11:05:34 PM
That must be like... I dunno'... 50 meters high or so?  :o
54m according to Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Falls_State_Park
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Post by: Recusant on September 12, 2011, 03:48:18 AM
Thanks for the compliments, all. I'm not much of a photographer, but with a subject like that, even I can produce something nice.
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on September 12, 2011, 03:50:08 AM
Thanks for the compliments, all. I'm not much of a photographer, but with a subject like that, even I can produce something nice.

Having lived in Oregon my whole life, I can attest to the fact that there aren't many places in the state where you won't get a good picture.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on September 12, 2011, 07:21:18 AM
I love waterfalls!! *__*
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Post by: Tank on September 12, 2011, 07:43:55 AM
Thanks for the compliments, all. I'm not much of a photographer, but with a subject like that, even I can produce something nice.

Having lived in Oregon my whole life, I can attest to the fact that there aren't many places in the state where you won't get a good picture.

Hmmmm lol! I think that is called 'Damning with faint praise.'  :D
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Post by: Asmodean on September 12, 2011, 08:11:22 AM
That must be like... I dunno'... 50 meters high or so?  :o
54m according to Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Falls_State_Park
Asmodean's precision, derived from comparing the tiny little humans to the waterfall, is quite impressive though, no?  :o
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Post by: Tank on September 12, 2011, 08:17:09 AM
That must be like... I dunno'... 50 meters high or so?  :o
54m according to Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Falls_State_Park
Asmodean's precision, derived from comparing the tiny little humans to the waterfall, is quite impressive though, no?  :o
A cynical person would think you Googled before posting your guess  ;)
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Post by: Asmodean on September 12, 2011, 08:30:38 AM
A cynical person would think you Googled before posting your guess  ;)
A person who knows me, would not think I'd care to  :P
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Post by: Tank on September 12, 2011, 10:46:12 PM
Read this and weap  :'(  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6690277655/what-we-want-in-a-macro-shot---part-1
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Post by: McQ on September 13, 2011, 03:38:06 AM
Read this and weap  :'(  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6690277655/what-we-want-in-a-macro-shot---part-1

That's it! I'm throwing in the towel. I quit.  :(

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Post by: Tank on September 13, 2011, 07:58:38 AM
Read this and weap  :'(  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6690277655/what-we-want-in-a-macro-shot---part-1

That's it! I'm throwing in the towel. I quit.  :(
I know. There is a point where you can fool yourself that somebody elses work is inspiring, but then you realise you're really pissing in the wind.  >:(
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Post by: Sweetdeath on September 13, 2011, 09:21:01 PM
Found in my neighborhood.  What's wrong with it?  XD

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/boubunny/2011-09-13145623.jpg)
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Post by: Sweetdeath on September 13, 2011, 09:58:31 PM
Another one from same area.  So random:  (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/boubunny/2011-09-13145605.jpg)
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Post by: Asmodean on September 13, 2011, 11:14:32 PM
Uh... What's the deal with the pathetic cardboard posters..? Or are those supposed to get their owners into heaven?
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Post by: Sweetdeath on September 14, 2011, 12:10:17 AM
I had no idea! There is this sad looking garden between two condemned buildings... 
I saw these signs and wanted to take a pic. It's so random.
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Post by: Tank on September 14, 2011, 09:18:01 AM
I had no idea! There is this sad looking garden between two condemned buildings... 
I saw these signs and wanted to take a pic. It's so random.
A perfect example of 'reportage'  ;D
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Post by: Sandra Craft on September 15, 2011, 02:10:26 AM
Found in my neighborhood.  What's wrong with it?  XD

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/boubunny/2011-09-13145623.jpg)

I can find something good to say about each of those things!
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 15, 2011, 03:10:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mC75T.jpg)
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Post by: Sweetdeath on September 15, 2011, 06:08:24 AM
Lol, pudding!  You know, I never understood WHY sloth was considered a sin.  What about parapalegics? :(


Thanks Tank! I wanted to write "Lucifer is pissed you left out PRIDE" but didn't have a marker on me. D:
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Post by: Melmoth on September 17, 2011, 02:11:02 AM
Quote from: SweetDeath
Lol, pudding!  You know, I never understood WHY sloth was considered a sin.

Less work means more room to think, therefore the lazier you are, the wiser you'll get. :D
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Post by: Melmoth on September 17, 2011, 02:22:43 AM
I like this photo of my student house. Just recently moved out and I miss the place already. That's me there, trying to read over the guy with the megaphone.

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/Jaddegout/life.jpg)

then I fall asleep

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/Jaddegout/328.jpg)

and dream of being a pig :o

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/Jaddegout/dream.jpg)
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Post by: Sweetdeath on September 17, 2011, 02:27:02 AM
You're cute!


Ohmygosh, that pig mask scares me.  If I saw him in my kitchen, i'd piss myself.
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Post by: Chronos on September 17, 2011, 02:45:20 AM
There is some excellent photography in this thread. I do not have the skills (or equipment) for such technical feats, so I tend to just take photos of what I see. So, I never know what I will have until I am done.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bUyhoFCvwZs/TnP0nJb7l6I/AAAAAAAAACQ/he9-kaS6sns/s800/20100925-2008-162.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SvAmmy9NTtQ/TnP5A39kDEI/AAAAAAAAACY/frv_aHrJu_E/s800/20091226-118.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LOXaTJcGUgI/TnP7EvwliPI/AAAAAAAAACk/aNQgVIeW338/s800/20091122-053.JPG)

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Post by: MariaEvri on September 17, 2011, 01:09:33 PM
^that kitty shot
i LOVE the texture on its nose :D

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-31-10-10-8tilt.jpg)
that's me experimenting with photoshop and tilt effect
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Post by: MariaEvri on September 18, 2011, 03:27:40 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-17aug2011ladysmile-38.jpg)
this is from Limassol's salt lake
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Post by: Tank on September 18, 2011, 03:47:35 PM
^^^ Nice photo of the crystals. Been there!
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Post by: MariaEvri on September 18, 2011, 05:20:26 PM
^^^ Nice photo of the crystals. Been there!

Been to the salt lake?
when???
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Post by: Recusant on September 18, 2011, 06:00:16 PM
Nice image! It's amazing that the plant still seems to be trying to make a go of it.
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Post by: MariaEvri on September 18, 2011, 06:10:30 PM
I think these are plants that survive extreme salt, since the area is full of them and they bloom each season. There are also sand Lilys there
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Post by: Tank on September 18, 2011, 07:40:11 PM
^^^ Nice photo of the crystals. Been there!

Been to the salt lake?
when???
Winter 2009, we had a very nice holiday away from the cold weather in blighty.

Just on the North side of Nicosia

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4149/mosque2n.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on September 18, 2011, 07:48:43 PM
^that kitty shot
i LOVE the texture on its nose :D

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-31-10-10-8tilt.jpg)
that's me experimenting with photoshop and tilt effect

Nicely done tilt-shift effect! I love it.
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Post by: Whitney on September 19, 2011, 04:11:30 AM
About 80 people just from our two groups for the pride parade in dallas:
(http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/0/f/4/600_56993492.jpeg)
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Post by: Tank on September 19, 2011, 08:47:14 AM
About 80 people just from our two groups for the pride parade in dallas:
(http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/0/f/4/600_56993492.jpeg)
That's a wonderful photo, it tells a fantastic story.
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Post by: Stevil on September 28, 2011, 10:29:18 AM
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2518/img0427zt.jpg)
Cathedral cove, in the Coromandal Penninsula

This is currently my desktop wallpaper
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Post by: Tank on September 28, 2011, 10:34:40 AM
Looks like a lovely place to have a swim!
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Post by: Stevil on September 28, 2011, 10:46:23 AM
They used it for the second Narnia movie, minus all the beach goers of course.
Funny to see it on the big screen though as it was supposed to be a magical fantasy world, but instead it was a place not too far from where I live.
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Post by: Xjeepguy on September 28, 2011, 12:17:13 PM
That place is beautiful. Awesome pic.
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Post by: iSok on September 28, 2011, 01:01:59 PM
Nice thread, nice pictures also.
Tank...I want your camera, amazing close up.

But my Nokia N8 seems to be doing well for good pictures.


(http://i53.tinypic.com/vcw42f.jpg)
My nephew, random picture without adjusting camera settings, quality is not really good.


(http://i52.tinypic.com/2ylvcwh.jpg)
Close up in the garden, adjusted a few settings.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2n8mqom.jpg)

My parrot of course has to be in there.



It's pretty amazing what phones these days are capable off.
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Post by: Tank on September 28, 2011, 01:27:21 PM
Cute kid  :)  Nice colours in the middle shot and how long have you owned the parrot? I'm told they're really bright.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 28, 2011, 03:34:28 PM
That place is beautiful. Awesome pic.

Yes it is.
But I'm worried about Stevil.
He's got a thing about framing pics through naturally church shaped features.
As the shape of the church reflects the shape of the hands held forth to pray, I fear the composition of Stevil's pics reflects his need for certainty.  Just the other day he was pledging allegiance to god and todayish he was so nearly a seven on the Dawkins scale.  If the egg shaped ball games go badly who knows what extremes he may be drawn to.
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Post by: Stevil on September 28, 2011, 07:22:36 PM
He's got a thing about framing pics through naturally church shaped features.
These features adorned the earth long before Churches were ever built.
Don't psychoanalyse me you psycho.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 28, 2011, 07:37:14 PM
These features adorned the earth long before Churches were ever built.
Don't psychoanalyse me you psycho.

Sorry I've touched a sensitive spot.
Would it help if I blow you a kiss?
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Post by: Too Few Lions on October 07, 2011, 06:27:06 PM
I've just returned from a nice little holiday in Lanzarote, which is a very beautiful and photogenic little isle. Sod's law that I was away for the best few days of the year weatherwise in the UK!
I stayed in a lovely little fishing village next to the longest beach on the island, it was particularly beautiful at sunset. My camera got splashed by waves a few times as I marauded out into the sea looking for a good photo!

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3664/sam1454f.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/sam1454f.jpg/)

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6772/sam1457.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/sam1457.jpg/)

The rest of Lanzarote's pretty amazing too, it's got almost 300 volcanic peaks on the island, and the lava fields from previous eruptions look amazing, and vastly different to the kind of landscape I'm used to seeing in the UK

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7951/sam1561h.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/sam1561h.jpg/)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9973/sam1569s.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/sam1569s.jpg/)

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/9510/sam1830.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/sam1830.jpg/)

That last photo is of the vinyards where they grow vines on the volcanic soil / old lava. We went winetasting in a few of the bodegas and some of the wine smelt and tasted really sulphury and volcanic, unlike any wine I'd had before.


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Post by: Tank on October 07, 2011, 06:46:03 PM
Lovely shots TFL. Looks like a very luna like landscape.
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Post by: Too Few Lions on October 07, 2011, 07:08:24 PM
yeah, it's really beautiful, but quite stark and barren too. A lot like what I'd imagine the surface of the Moon or Mars to look like. There are barely any trees on the island, mainly just a few hundred palms planted in some of the villages
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Post by: Sandra Craft on October 08, 2011, 06:32:33 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6217/6221767091_102388f43e.jpg)

Just wanted to see if I could remember how to post a picture.
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Post by: Tank on October 08, 2011, 10:07:30 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6217/6221767091_102388f43e.jpg)

Just wanted to see if I could remember how to post a picture.
That's one happy pussy!
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Post by: Cecilie on October 08, 2011, 02:08:02 PM
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2449/29890122582020747894710.jpg)

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)
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Post by: McQ on October 08, 2011, 02:39:08 PM
I've just returned from a nice little holiday in Lanzarote, which is a very beautiful and photogenic little isle. Sod's law that I was away for the best few days of the year weatherwise in the UK!
I stayed in a lovely little fishing village next to the longest beach on the island, it was particularly beautiful at sunset. My camera got splashed by waves a few times as I marauded out into the sea looking for a good photo!


Damn, Europeans...don't you know there are Americans on this forum who have no clue what a Lanzerote is?  ;)

Had to go look it up on Google!

j/k

I think these are lovely shots, and as Tank alluded to, very other-wordly. How is it as a vacation destination? Is it one of those places that "used to be nice but got too touristy" or is it still someplace where you can really get away from it all?

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Post by: McQ on October 08, 2011, 02:40:34 PM

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)

Very cute.

SAFETY TIP: DO NOT ATTACH NOSE RING TO DOG!
EVER.

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Post by: Cecilie on October 08, 2011, 03:00:09 PM

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)

Very cute.

SAFETY TIP: DO NOT ATTACH NOSE RING TO DOG!
EVER.



Do you speak from personal experience?
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Post by: Too Few Lions on October 08, 2011, 04:28:39 PM

Damn, Europeans...don't you know there are Americans on this forum who have no clue what a Lanzerote is?  ;)
I think these are lovely shots, and as Tank alluded to, very other-wordly. How is it as a vacation destination? Is it one of those places that "used to be nice but got too touristy" or is it still someplace where you can really get away from it all?
hehe yeah I did think it might be an obscure holiday destination for the Americans on the forum. It's still really beautiful, we stayed in a fishing village with a population of 950 next to the beach in the top two photos and it was really nice and quiet. Three food shops, maybe eight or nine restaurants and four surf shops, that was it. Not even a single bar or internet cafe.

I think it's like most places, it's got two or three resorts, and if you stay away from them (as we did) the rest of the island's beautiful and unspoilt and not that touristy. It was the first time I'd ever been to the Canary Islands, and it's given me a craving to see the others. They've got a beautiful climate, it rarely gets below 20 degrees in the winter or above 30 degrees in the summer.
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Post by: Tank on October 08, 2011, 05:29:26 PM
{snip}

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)
Have you sneezed snot out of the hole yet?
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Post by: Tank on October 08, 2011, 05:30:33 PM

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)

Very cute.

SAFETY TIP: DO NOT ATTACH NOSE RING TO DOG!
EVER.



Do you speak from personal experience?
One can only hope!  :D
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Post by: Cecilie on October 08, 2011, 05:34:05 PM
{snip}

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)
Have you sneezed snot out of the hole yet?
Thankfully no. There's a ring in the way.
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Post by: Tank on October 08, 2011, 05:35:03 PM
{snip}

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)
Have you sneezed snot out of the hole yet?
Thankfully no. There's a ring in the way.
My daughter sneezed her stud across the room once!
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Post by: McQ on October 08, 2011, 06:35:00 PM

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)

Very cute.

SAFETY TIP: DO NOT ATTACH NOSE RING TO DOG!
EVER.



Do you speak from personal experience?

You're probably not going to believe this, but I swear it's true.

Two friends of one of my sons, all in college for art, decided to try something they thought would be hilarious. My son's friends both had nose rings. They had a contest like the game "Chicken", but with a twist. Rather than drive two cars at one another and see who would swerve first and be the Chicken, they tied fishing line to their nose rings.

Each line was twenty feet long, and each boy held the line attached to the other's nose ring. They wanted to see how long they could go without one of them yanking the line. This was at a party, by the way. It went okay for about an hour.

Long story short: Too much to drink + college party = one tied his string to a cat's collar. It took maybe ten seconds for someone to do something to freak out the cat, and out came the nose ring!

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Post by: Cecilie on October 08, 2011, 07:05:09 PM

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

And yes, I got myself a nose ring. :)

Very cute.

SAFETY TIP: DO NOT ATTACH NOSE RING TO DOG!
EVER.



Do you speak from personal experience?

You're probably not going to believe this, but I swear it's true.

Two friends of one of my sons, all in college for art, decided to try something they thought would be hilarious. My son's friends both had nose rings. They had a contest like the game "Chicken", but with a twist. Rather than drive two cars at one another and see who would swerve first and be the Chicken, they tied fishing line to their nose rings.

Each line was twenty feet long, and each boy held the line attached to the other's nose ring. They wanted to see how long they could go without one of them yanking the line. This was at a party, by the way. It went okay for about an hour.

Long story short: Too much to drink + college party = one tied his string to a cat's collar. It took maybe ten seconds for someone to do something to freak out the cat, and out came the nose ring!


Ouch!
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on October 08, 2011, 07:07:13 PM
That was an awesome story McQ. I laughed at the mental image that gave me.
Gotta love the college/alcohol stories.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on October 09, 2011, 01:06:50 AM
That's one happy pussy!

I would comment, but I can't think of anything that would come out appropriate.

Hamlet and I. Hamlet looking skeptical and rather frightened.

I think spaniels always look that way, like they suspect people of being up to something.
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Post by: Stevil on October 10, 2011, 09:25:45 AM
Is it a coincidence that a red head owns a red haired dog?

I hope Hamlet won't go for a matching piercing.
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Post by: Tank on October 10, 2011, 09:49:44 AM
Is it a coincidence that a red head owns a red haired dog?

I hope Hamlet won't go for a matching piercing.
Meybe that's why he looks a bit worried, about getting a nose ring that is?
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Post by: Tank on October 20, 2011, 07:45:21 PM
Went to The Yorkshire Air Museum (http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org/) yesterday, by sheer luck they had the only restored WWII Halifax out of the hanger.

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9668/hallifax.jpg)

There is a Blackburn Buccaneer behind it and a Dakota behind that.
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Post by: Tank on October 20, 2011, 07:53:37 PM
Another Handley Page design the Cold War warrior the Victor.

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1599/victorez.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on October 20, 2011, 08:14:24 PM
I took this photo to illustrate the size of the 12,000lb Tallboy bomb on left. It was designed so that when dropped from high alltitude it went super sonic before it hit its target. However possibly of more interest is the smaller bomb on the right. It is a handling model of the WE.177 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WE.177), the last air dropped atomic weapon in service with the RAF, it had yield of 400,000 tons (896,000,000lb) or approximatly 75,000 Tallboys!

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6400/w177.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on October 20, 2011, 10:05:24 PM
Total drool-fest at that museum, I'm sure! I love these machines. Beautiful! Were you able to go inside any of them?

Those bombs are fascinating, too. The amount of "boom" in that WE.177 is stunning.
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Post by: Tank on October 21, 2011, 09:06:33 AM
Total drool-fest at that museum, I'm sure! I love these machines. Beautiful! Were you able to go inside any of them?

Those bombs are fascinating, too. The amount of "boom" in that WE.177 is stunning.
The Dakota was open and there was a couple of OAP's in there telling war stories, they were having a wonderful time. It's a shame I only had 90 minutes there as I had to forgo the full reminisces schedule.  ;)

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Post by: OldGit on October 21, 2011, 03:14:05 PM
Very nice shots, Tank, and very interesting.

If any aircraft fans ever go to Hungary, you have to see the aircraft museum in Szolnok.  Well, more dump than museum, really, just a large number of old Soviet aircraft standing around in a park, plus a load of odd bits going back to WW1.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Szolnok.jpg)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Szolnok-2.jpg)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Szolnok-3.jpg)

We just strolled in and looked round - no entrance fee, no staff, no-one there at all except us.

Have a look here (http://hampage.hu/repules/e_szolnok.html).


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Post by: Tank on October 21, 2011, 03:16:33 PM
^^^ Did you see the bit in Top Gear when they just drove into an old airfield full of MiG 15/17s? James May nearly orgasmed with joy
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Post by: OldGit on October 21, 2011, 03:19:58 PM
No, I wish I had.  I often watch the repeats on Dave.
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Post by: OldGit on October 26, 2011, 02:04:18 PM
I took this from in front of my house this morning.  I honestly can't make up my mind if it's any good or not. Frank opinions welcomed.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/dawn.jpg)
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Post by: Xjeepguy on October 26, 2011, 02:32:48 PM
It's better than good. It's great. I really dig pics like this. Nice shot!
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Post by: McQ on October 26, 2011, 03:41:32 PM
I took this from in front of my house this morning.  I honestly can't make up my mind if it's any good or not. Frank opinions welcomed.


I think it's a great shot. Putting on my photography critic hat, I'd say you could do a couple of things to improve it, both composition and and artistically.

First, I would get rid of two things: what looks to be a curb, possibly, at the bottom, and the telephone pole and line. Don't worry about this being called cheating, because it's not. Trust me, every well known, great, pro photographer does this or has done it.

Second thing would be to do a levels adjustment in PhotoShop or editing program of your choice, in order to enhance some of the contrast and color. It will give your photo much more depth and make it pop.

It's up to you to either leave the foreground objects (tree and bushes) as silhouettes or not. I like them as is. Some people might like them with more detail.

Hope this helps!
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Post by: OldGit on October 26, 2011, 04:12:04 PM
Thanks, McQ!  Good advice, I'm sure - I'd also been wondering about cropping the kerb off, and bringing up some more colour. I'll try it.
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Post by: Tank on October 26, 2011, 04:36:02 PM
All the McQ said and the next time the weather is like move around a bit and see if you can frame the background tree.

Cracking photo.  ;D
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Post by: Sandra Craft on October 27, 2011, 02:01:23 AM
I took this from in front of my house this morning.  I honestly can't make up my mind if it's any good or not. Frank opinions welcomed.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/dawn.jpg)

I love it!  It looks like a fairy wood.
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Post by: MariaEvri on October 29, 2011, 11:10:33 AM
I took this from in front of my house this morning.  I honestly can't make up my mind if it's any good or not. Frank opinions welcomed.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/dawn.jpg)

hmm I can't see it
is it deleted?

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-30-1-2011-print.jpg)
here is akrotiri bay, from Limassol
one of my two fav, places to be.
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Post by: Ildiko on October 29, 2011, 11:42:44 AM
one of my two fav, places to be.

Gorgeous! I used to live about 20km west of there, in Paramali.
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Post by: OldGit on October 29, 2011, 02:00:21 PM
Sorry, Maria, I had accidentally deleted it from Photobucket.  I have now put it back.
Cracking shot of the bay, there.  I've never seen that part of Cyprus.
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Post by: MariaEvri on October 30, 2011, 05:23:09 PM


Gorgeous! I used to live about 20km west of there, in Paramali.
ah yes I like going to the beach there. Very beautiful rocks
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Post by: MariaEvri on October 30, 2011, 05:23:53 PM

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/dawn.jpg)

I love the atmosphere from the mist. Something I very rarely here XD
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Post by: Cecilie on November 08, 2011, 03:24:47 PM
Took this from my bedroom window just now. I don't really like taking pictures, but I just liked how the mist looked along with the sun just beginning to set.

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4420/img1270ja.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on November 08, 2011, 03:55:22 PM
That is absolutely lovely, Cecilie.
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Post by: Tank on November 08, 2011, 06:04:58 PM
Took this from my bedroom window just now. I don't really like taking pictures, but I just liked how the mist looked along with the sun just beginning to set.

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4420/img1270ja.jpg)
You can see that out of your window and you don't like taking pictures! AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeee!!!!
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Post by: Asmodean on November 08, 2011, 06:08:38 PM
You can see that out of your window and you don't like taking pictures! AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeee!!!!
Looks cold, which is... Less than nice.

But then again, looks Lord of the Ring-ish, which is sort of ool.

In any case, is a great pic.
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Post by: Cecilie on November 08, 2011, 10:42:12 PM
You can see that out of your window and you don't like taking pictures! AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeee!!!!
Looks cold, which is... Less than nice.

But then again, looks Lord of the Ring-ish, which is sort of ool.

In any case, is a great pic.
I like the cold... And Lord of the Rings. And nice views.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on November 09, 2011, 01:13:18 AM
Took this from my bedroom window just now. I don't really like taking pictures, but I just liked how the mist looked along with the sun just beginning to set.

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4420/img1270ja.jpg)

What with Juliet, Cecilie and Old Git, I'm seriously considering moving.  All I can see from my window is a downtown street.
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Post by: Buddy on November 09, 2011, 01:29:31 AM
This isn't really a good quality picture because I just snapped it with my phone, but this is my lizard named Herman just chilling after a long day of swimming in his pool and eating crickets.

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/289372_248974488466436_100000616617071_883401_4758993_o.jpg)


My wonderful boy Vinnie whom I love dearest:

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/282438_208164895899232_100001171693281_522239_7719270_n.jpg)

A poster that I made on Photoshop of his first 4-H Fair:

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/281901_208458712536517_100001171693281_523163_6708488_n.jpg)

My old horse that I used to own:

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/39500_118105704905152_100001171693281_96755_2777913_n.jpg)

Last but not least, my sweetheart, Thea the ball python:

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/28268_107115956004127_100001171693281_50887_6515764_n.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on November 09, 2011, 07:59:12 AM
I like the lizard, he looks like he's wearing a hat.
I assume that's you on the horse?
The python looks imaculate in his(?) new skin.
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Post by: Buddy on November 09, 2011, 12:49:03 PM
I like the lizard, he looks like he's wearing a hat.
I assume that's you on the horse?
The python looks imaculate in his(?) new skin.


He has a weird habit of falling asleep on the vine and falling into the water below.
Yep, both pictures are of me.
Thea's a she, and that was taken a couple months ago. She actually shed last night again.
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Post by: OldGit on November 09, 2011, 02:14:46 PM
Lovely creatures.  I only once got the chance to handle a big snake, and it was really pleasant.  I like horses too, but it wouldn't be fair for a fat old beggar like me to sit on one.
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Post by: Pharaoh Cat on November 18, 2011, 12:01:18 PM
This pic is from AMORDINARIAPHOTOS: http://amordinariaphotos.wordpress.com/

September 10, 2011.

It's an orangutan in captivity in Sumatra.

I just think orangutans are tremendously photogenic.


(http://i40.tinypic.com/dr58x.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 01:36:11 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)
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Post by: Buddy on November 18, 2011, 04:25:50 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)

These are just absolutely stunning Tank. Thanks for sharing those.
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 04:44:42 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)

These are just absolutely stunning Tank. Thanks for sharing those.
I wish I had taken any one of them  :-[
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Post by: Pharaoh Cat on November 18, 2011, 05:01:52 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)

#8 - the spider trees - awed me and chilled me at the same time.  8)
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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 08:55:22 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)

Speechless as well.

#14 was taken where I live. I have photos similar to that one. Nothing like the sight and sound of 50,000 to 100,000 Snow Geese and Canada Geese taking off at the same time! You need to be under cover when they head your way, believe me!
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 09:21:35 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)

Speechless as well.

#14 was taken where I live. I have photos similar to that one. Nothing like the sight and sound of 50,000 to 100,000 Snow Geese and Canada Geese taking off at the same time! You need to be under cover when they head your way, believe me!
I can imagine it would be a shitty experience!
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Post by: Asmodean on November 18, 2011, 09:23:25 PM
That volcano pic was something I wish I could see live... Always wanted to see an eruption at night with the lightning and all the trimmings. Beautiful.
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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 09:23:36 PM
A couple from a recent outing:

1. Pair of Bald Eagles

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-39TszRZ/0/XL/i-39TszRZ-XL.jpg)

2. Some of those Snow Geese, Canada Geese, and Tundra Swans, with some background and foreground for perspective
(I think from last March?)

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-QJcfGZd/0/XL/i-QJcfGZd-XL.jpg)

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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 09:24:40 PM
These just left me speachless National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/)

Speechless as well.

#14 was taken where I live. I have photos similar to that one. Nothing like the sight and sound of 50,000 to 100,000 Snow Geese and Canada Geese taking off at the same time! You need to be under cover when they head your way, believe me!
I can imagine it would be a shitty experience!

 ;D

You got that right!
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 09:25:36 PM
Could you crop the two eagles pic to just border the birds?

And they are all so beautifully sharp!
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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 09:33:06 PM
Could you crop the two eagles pic to just border the birds?

And they are all so beautifully sharp!

The composition would be way better cropped, and here they are, cropped. The only reason I didn't do it before was because the photo had already been cropped in quite a bit and I was afraid of losing image quality with the virtual resizing that occurs with the heavier crops. It's ok here, but not a keeper for me at this resolution.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-39TszRZ/1/XL/i-39TszRZ-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 09:34:58 PM
It's very good but it's just lost that 'bite' of a perfect image. You just need to get closer next time  ;D
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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 09:37:27 PM
It's very good but it's just lost that 'bite' of a perfect image. You just need to get closer next time  ;D

Lol!
This is why I keep telling my wife I need a 600mm lens!
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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 09:38:31 PM
One that was cooperative and came closer to me.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-BzwpQL5/0/XL/i-BzwpQL5-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 09:39:31 PM
It's very good but it's just lost that 'bite' of a perfect image. You just need to get closer next time  ;D

Lol!
This is why I keep telling my wife I need a 600mm lens!

I agree. Tell her somebody on the Internet agrees with you that'll convince her!  :D
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Post by: Tank on November 18, 2011, 09:40:06 PM
That one is great!
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Post by: McQ on November 18, 2011, 09:43:23 PM
That one is great!

Thanks. He was a nice eagle. Very accommodating.

I agree. Tell her somebody on the Internet agrees with you that'll convince her!  :D

Thanks! I think that will do the trick.
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Post by: Recusant on November 19, 2011, 12:07:05 AM
Those are some really outstanding images, McQ! Thank you for posting them.
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Post by: NHOJ on November 27, 2011, 10:05:07 PM
This has been a favorite of mine. Taken in Prague, 2006.

(http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr244/ri2ca/PragueJeepDog_sm.jpg)



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Post by: Tank on November 27, 2011, 10:08:38 PM
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=2620625022/PictureID=161758843022/a=160963311_160963311/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/ (http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=2620625022/PictureID=161758843022/a=160963311_160963311/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/)

This has been a favorite of mine. Taken in Prague, 2006.

That's really quite bizarre!
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Post by: OldGit on November 28, 2011, 10:02:40 AM
NHOJ, that's an interesting shot.  Makes you stop and think.

McQ, those eagle shots are incredible.  I don't think the first version needed cropping if that takes out too much sharpness.
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Post by: MariaEvri on November 28, 2011, 06:54:23 PM
Quote
One that was cooperative and came closer to me.

great shot! You are so lucky to live in a place with such amazing wildlife
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Post by: OldGit on December 10, 2011, 11:24:08 AM
The charity I belong to offers activities for disabled adults, mostly those with learning disabilities.  I have long been doing photography with some of these people, gradually improving their technique and having fun. They get a lot out of it.

This study is by T, a young man with Downs Syndrome:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/K2.jpg)

And this is by K, a severely handicapped man:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/K3.jpg)

These guys were really proud when I said I'd put some of their stuff
on the internet.  Maybe I could post a few more?
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Post by: Asmodean on December 10, 2011, 11:34:01 AM
Post away, Git!

That first pic was really cool in a can't-figure-it-out way and the second was nice too. Get somebody to kill the nasty fence with some nice Photoshopping and... Poyfect!
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Post by: Buddy on December 10, 2011, 11:44:23 AM
Those are pretty impressive. I would love to see more.


Here's a really cool one that my brother took on his iPhone

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/305705_283800271650499_100000615845198_925682_2059782942_n.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on December 10, 2011, 01:01:07 PM
@ OG as many as you like, this thread is about all things photographic.

@ BH4 that's  pretty good photo.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on December 11, 2011, 03:28:36 PM
School Lane, Leominster, by the same bloke who took the shot of the roots, above.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Sch-La-TS.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on December 11, 2011, 03:43:23 PM
School Lane, Leominster, by the same bloke who took the shot of the roots, above.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Sch-La-TS.jpg)
Very remanicent of The Shades in York.
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Post by: MariaEvri on December 11, 2011, 03:46:27 PM
^ what a lovely place!

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-23-10-2011-32print.jpg)
just some snails waiting for the rains
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Post by: Asmodean on December 11, 2011, 03:47:13 PM
Is it just the picture composition, or are second story walls actually... What's the opposite of straight again?  ???
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Post by: Cecilie on December 11, 2011, 03:50:34 PM
Is it just the picture composition, or are second story walls actually... What's the opposite of straight again?  ???
You've been to Bryggen, right?
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Post by: Tank on December 11, 2011, 03:51:24 PM
Is it just the picture composition, or are second story walls actually... What's the opposite of straight again?  ???
In this case tilted would be the correct word. And I would think they are tilted. Those buildings are a few hundred years old.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on December 11, 2011, 04:03:27 PM
Nice snaily shot, Maria!

Those C15 and C16 buildings have certainly got a lean on them.  I think the closeness of the camera accentuates that.  They're also jettied - each storey sticks out over the one below.  That gives more room without blocking the street, and is also an easy and stable building technique.

Until recently the charity's HQ was where the pushchair is sticking out, halfway down on the right.  The core of that building is about 800 years old; Mrs Git's desk faced a frame which was there before Magna Carta.
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Post by: Asmodean on December 11, 2011, 04:05:17 PM
You've been to Bryggen, right?
The Bergen variety..? Yeah...

Quote from: Tank
In this case tilted would be the correct word. And I would think they are tilted. Those buildings are a few hundred years old.
Yes, I think they are that. Still, why not like... Mend it when it starts happening..? Bound to become a safety issue, if left to tilt on..? oO(Not to mention if you want to mount a huge flatscreen on that wall... Getting it straight must be a bitch...)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 28, 2011, 11:27:33 AM
Seems with this thread I don't have an excuse for making a Puddings Gawn a Paddling thread.
Anyway this is where I was today.

(http://i.imgur.com/S23j9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0P4RP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/79zy1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bOcPm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n74Tb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yyrdd.jpg)


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Post by: Tank on December 28, 2011, 11:39:47 AM
That looks like fun.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 28, 2011, 12:43:04 PM
That looks like fun.


"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,' he went on dreamily: `messing--about--in--boats; messing----"
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Post by: McQ on December 28, 2011, 06:26:50 PM
That looks like fun.


I agree. Moving water, still water, any kind of water...it's all fun to play on, and in!
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Post by: McQ on December 28, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
Some fun stuff from the studio, in which I spend far too little time!
Nikon D700, 105mm Macro (borrowed the camera and lens for this shoot, as my D3 is being cleaned).
 
Hydraulic Photography:

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-VNScRjp/0/XL/i-VNScRjp-XL.jpg)


(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-vnM6RxG/0/XL/i-vnM6RxG-XL.jpg)

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Post by: Stevil on December 28, 2011, 06:35:30 PM
Wow
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Post by: Tank on December 28, 2011, 06:39:05 PM
Wow!

Excellent images.
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Post by: Cecilie on December 29, 2011, 01:19:28 AM
I want to live here.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Hallstatt_001.jpg)

This is Hallstatt in Austria btw.
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Post by: Cecilie on December 29, 2011, 01:20:14 AM
Sorry, picture is way big and I can't be bothered to resize.
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Post by: Asmodean on December 29, 2011, 01:51:16 AM
I don't know... The place looks like it could possibly have sucky satellite reception.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on December 29, 2011, 02:25:24 AM
Sorry, picture is way big and I can't be bothered to resize.

Not a problem -- it has a panoramic effect.  Not sure of that spelling, but you know what I mean.

Wow!

Excellent images.

I'll see those wows and raise a cool.
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Post by: Cecilie on December 29, 2011, 03:11:47 AM
I don't know... The place looks like it could possibly have sucky satellite reception.
Why would you care? Do you even like people? :P
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Post by: Asmodean on December 29, 2011, 03:20:17 AM
I don't know... The place looks like it could possibly have sucky satellite reception.
Why would you care? Do you even like people? :P
No. But satellites, they are not people - they are machines. And those, The Asmo likes.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Cecilie on December 29, 2011, 03:27:33 AM
I don't know... The place looks like it could possibly have sucky satellite reception.
Why would you care? Do you even like people? :P
No. But satellites, they are not people - they are machines. And those, The Asmo likes.
You're an odd character, you know.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Asmodean on December 29, 2011, 03:30:51 AM
You're an odd character, you know.
Not really - not in this. Just deliberately vague.

I don't really like people, no, but if communicating with them through devices, such as satellites, they are not too bad.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 29, 2011, 04:56:29 AM
I don't know... The place looks like it could possibly have sucky satellite reception.
Why would you care? Do you even like people? :P
No. But satellites, they are not people - they are machines. And those, The Asmo likes.
You're an odd character, you know.

You're an odd character,  :-\
Scroll up, who's an odd character?
Oh Asmo is odd, that's OK, ye he is odd.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on December 29, 2011, 11:17:41 AM
This is another picture floating around facebook from my home city
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392725_10150549194226285_632411284_11014668_458351089_n.jpg)
<3
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Post by: Tank on December 29, 2011, 02:53:11 PM
^^^ It looks like something out of a fairy tale  8)
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Post by: Tank on December 30, 2011, 07:36:43 PM
50 astonishing photos http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2011/12/these-50-photos-will-blow-you-away/
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Post by: Cecilie on December 30, 2011, 08:35:54 PM
Well, it seems like whoever took this picture succeeded in doing something you haven't, Tank. :P

(http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/wonders1/3.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on December 30, 2011, 09:48:08 PM
This is another picture floating around facebook from my home city
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392725_10150549194226285_632411284_11014668_458351089_n.jpg)
<3


"I want to go to there!"
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Post by: Sandra Craft on December 31, 2011, 01:42:27 AM
50 astonishing photos http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2011/12/these-50-photos-will-blow-you-away/

What a beautiful world we live in -- I esp. loved the shots of lightning, and lighthouses being pounded by the sea.
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Post by: Traveler on December 31, 2011, 05:16:39 AM
These are a few photos I made in the Arizona desert ...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/GreyhoundMama/purpleshape1.jpg)    (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/GreyhoundMama/websundown.jpg)    (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/GreyhoundMama/webcactus1.jpg)
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Post by: Stevil on December 31, 2011, 06:56:25 AM
Very nice Traveller
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Post by: Tank on December 31, 2011, 08:53:59 AM
Well, it seems like whoever took this picture succeeded in doing something you haven't, Tank. :P

(http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/wonders1/3.jpg)
Yes. Well remembered!  :D
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Post by: Tank on December 31, 2011, 08:56:09 AM
These are a few photos I made in the Arizona desert ...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/GreyhoundMama/purpleshape1.jpg)    (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/GreyhoundMama/websundown.jpg)    (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/GreyhoundMama/webcactus1.jpg)
Well I had no idea a lupin (flower in righthand picture) was a desert plant.
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Post by: Traveler on December 31, 2011, 12:55:55 PM
Well I had no idea a lupin (flower in righthand picture) was a desert plant.

Yep, I was very fortunate to spend three winters in the Arizona desert near Phoenix. One of those years was a good rain year, and the desert blooms were extraordinary. Lupin is one of my favs.
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Post by: Amicale on January 26, 2012, 12:49:26 AM
(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg494/cndncoffeeaddict/100_1335.jpg)

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg494/cndncoffeeaddict/100_1346.jpg)

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg494/cndncoffeeaddict/100_1399.jpg)

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg494/cndncoffeeaddict/100_1094.jpg)

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg494/cndncoffeeaddict/100_1105.jpg)

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg494/cndncoffeeaddict/100_1116.jpg)
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Post by: Recusant on January 26, 2012, 10:03:59 AM
^ ^ ^ Nice! I especially like the "sphinx cat."  8)
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Post by: OldGit on January 26, 2012, 10:10:11 AM
Nice photos, Amicale.  I love the sunset shot.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 27, 2012, 08:17:45 AM
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/618486main_earth_full.jpg

That link is to a huge picture of the Earth.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on January 27, 2012, 08:38:44 AM
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/618486main_earth_full.jpg

That link is to a huge picture of the Earth.

Wow. That really shows how dry America is with with so little greenery.
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Post by: MariaEvri on January 28, 2012, 02:43:03 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/haf-haf-235-90print.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on January 28, 2012, 04:36:57 PM
^^^ Who's been snorkling then!
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Post by: Mocha Chief on January 30, 2012, 10:27:10 PM
Tank your photos are incredible man
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Post by: Tank on January 30, 2012, 10:37:26 PM
Tank your photos are incredible man
Thank you but there are plenty of others as good and better  :)
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Post by: MariaEvri on January 31, 2012, 05:34:19 PM
^^^ Who's been snorkling then!
\

I have! Yay me!
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Post by: arian (Banned) on February 01, 2012, 08:28:49 PM
Tank your photos are incredible man

I agree, ... all I can say is WOW, ... WOW!
The three pigs, ... man, .. I mean was that set up, or they just happened to be in there? Never mind, leave it be, I love it.

I mean almost every photo here is awesome. Thank you all, I really enjoyed them.

They sure changed my mind in posting my photoes, I find fault in all of them, ... thanks Tank.
Especially the one where I drop-kick the neighbors cat across the fence, ... I now realize it's way too overexposed.

Just kidding, ... on the overexposed part, ... I mean the whole thing! ...  sorry.  ;D
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Post by: Tank on February 01, 2012, 08:33:18 PM
The three little piggies were asleep in their feed bowl haveing just eaten the contents I would assume.  ;D
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Post by: arian (Banned) on February 01, 2012, 08:49:07 PM
The three little piggies were asleep in their feed bowl haveing just eaten the contents I would assume.  ;D

Hahaha, ... just like pigs, ey?

Man, what a picture...
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Post by: Whitney on February 02, 2012, 08:08:04 PM
for the haf photographers:
(http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/131589620332041866_IOQxM396_f.jpg)
http://pinterest.com/pin/131589620332041866/
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Post by: Amicale on February 02, 2012, 08:16:42 PM
for the haf photographers:
(http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/131589620332041866_IOQxM396_f.jpg)
http://pinterest.com/pin/131589620332041866/

Wow, that's amazing!

Here's another that reminds me of it:

(http://amazingdata.com/mediadata23/Image/amazing_odd_interesting_funny_blackberry2_200907231849552275.jpg)
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Post by: Ali on February 02, 2012, 08:17:33 PM
That's almost too cool to eat.
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Post by: McQ on February 02, 2012, 08:18:13 PM
for the haf photographers:
(http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/131589620332041866_IOQxM396_f.jpg)
http://pinterest.com/pin/131589620332041866/

I love it. That's a great cake idea. Nice camera too.
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Post by: Amicale on February 03, 2012, 02:41:22 AM
My favourite place in the whole world, Lake Huron, Ontario Canada.

I grew up visiting here, getting up just after dawn, walking the beach to see the sun rise, and walking it again to see the gorgeous sunsets.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Lake-huron-ipperwash-beach.jpg)

(http://cobblestonelodge.webs.com/IpperwashBeach.jpg)

(http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.3523538.0870/flat,550x550,075,f.jpg)

(http://www.myworldofphotos.com/includes/display_large.php?CRW_20834x6.jpg)

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Post by: Sandra Craft on February 03, 2012, 03:26:07 AM
Gorgeous!  I can just imagine retiring to a place like that, just can't imagine affording it.
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Post by: Amicale on February 03, 2012, 05:02:41 AM
Gorgeous!  I can just imagine retiring to a place like that, just can't imagine affording it.

Oh, actually it wouldn't be all that expensive to live there at all. You'd have to live either in a winterized cottage along the lakeshore somewhere (the very occasional house or mobile home is up for sale too), or you could easily live in one of the small towns along the Lake Huron shoreline, all of which are maybe a 20 minute drive from the beach. Your biggest problem would likely be a) finding a close enough grocery store and b) getting a reliable internet or cellphone signal, LOL. But the prices aren't bad. And it's definitely gorgeous. When the beach is packed during July and August, eh, it can get a little crowded but overall, it's a beautiful area, especially in the spring, or in autumn when there aren't so many people around... but there are crisp, clear mornings and lots of sun. Trees everywhere, and all you can hear is the wind, the water, and the odd owl or usual crickets chirping.  ;D

It's prettymuch my "happy place" in this world.
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Post by: Tank on February 03, 2012, 05:44:16 AM
for the haf photographers:
(http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/131589620332041866_IOQxM396_f.jpg)
http://pinterest.com/pin/131589620332041866/
Nom nom nom!
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Post by: Tank on February 03, 2012, 05:45:50 AM
A beautiful place Amicale!
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Post by: Amicale on February 04, 2012, 06:31:53 AM
A beautiful place Amicale!

 ;D I think so!

Here's a completely different photo. A friend's mom is a professional photographer (and that's NOT me. I wish! LOL):

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6809931365_710e46bfa7_z.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on February 04, 2012, 03:12:27 PM
Please all, just be sure that you don't post copyrighted material without consent or attribution to the photographer. It tends to cause photogs to get really ticked off and besides, it's the right thing to do.

Thanks.
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Post by: Amicale on February 04, 2012, 03:42:37 PM
Please all, just be sure that you don't post copyrighted material without consent or attribution to the photographer. It tends to cause photogs to get really ticked off and besides, it's the right thing to do.

Thanks.

McQ, the one I just shared was put up as a promo. It's an older photo that doesn't fall under her usual 'all rights reserved' rule, she's been trying to get exposure for her work lately. That said, if you'd sooner I delete that, I'd be happy to.

Edited to add: I need to run for a couple hours. If there's anything a mod needs to delete, I sincerely apologize for posting it.
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Post by: McQ on February 04, 2012, 05:07:50 PM
Please all, just be sure that you don't post copyrighted material without consent or attribution to the photographer. It tends to cause photogs to get really ticked off and besides, it's the right thing to do.

Thanks.

McQ, the one I just shared was put up as a promo. It's an older photo that doesn't fall under her usual 'all rights reserved' rule, she's been trying to get exposure for her work lately. That said, if you'd sooner I delete that, I'd be happy to.

Edited to add: I need to run for a couple hours. If there's anything a mod needs to delete, I sincerely apologize for posting it.

No problem. My post was just as a reminder that posting copyrighted material without consent of the artist, photographer, etc is a no-no, in general. Not my rule at all. I would only take something down if a photographer contacted the HAF and said, "Hey! You're using my work, and I didn't authorize it!"

I assume everyone that posts knows to get permission and/or give attribution when they put things up here. But I wanted the reminder there anyway.



We often forget about intellectual property and how it's used.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on February 05, 2012, 07:17:13 AM
I was going to put this in the Pets thread, but for some reason I can't find it.  Must be the lateness.  Anyway, this is Deirdre with her favorite toy - a fake mouse that squeeks realistically.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6821349425_c2779c016d.jpg)
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Post by: Ali on February 05, 2012, 07:31:13 AM
Amicale - D'aawwwww.  Deirdre = love!
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on February 22, 2012, 01:25:08 AM
This is a photo going around Facebook of St.John's (Newfoundland)
(http://www.briancareyphotography.com/Newfoundland/Newfoundland/Jelly-Bean-City/1227406311_MntJ9-L-6.jpg)
The photographer's website can be found here (http://www.briancareyphotography.com/Newfoundland/Newfoundland/12161816_xMGCJ#!i=1227406311&k=MntJ9) (a lot of his stuff is lovely), and it makes me oh-so homesick
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Post by: Sandra Craft on February 22, 2012, 01:40:08 AM
This is a photo going around Facebook of St.John's (Newfoundland)

It looks like somebody went crazy with a paint box, I love it!
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on February 22, 2012, 01:47:55 AM
This is a photo going around Facebook of St.John's (Newfoundland)

It looks like somebody went crazy with a paint box, I love it!


One of the more colourful streets in town is nick-named "Jellybean row" :)
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Post by: Amicale on February 22, 2012, 02:20:35 AM
This is a photo going around Facebook of St.John's (Newfoundland)

It looks like somebody went crazy with a paint box, I love it!


One of the more colourful streets in town is nick-named "Jellybean row" :)

I love that photo, and anything associated with Canada's east coast.  ;D
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Post by: Sandra Craft on March 01, 2012, 07:42:09 AM
Since this cat is forever squinting when I try to get a shot of her face, I took one from the other end. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6943161663_257c841e48.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on March 01, 2012, 01:35:56 PM
LOL!  :D
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Post by: McQ on March 30, 2012, 12:15:48 AM
A couple more from my photo trip to south Florida:

A Great Blue Heron:
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-HDJ76ZG/0/XL/i-HDJ76ZG-XL.jpg)

Preening:
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-fM6BgKp/0/XL/i-fM6BgKp-XL.jpg)


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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on March 30, 2012, 12:29:17 AM
Gorgeous!
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Post by: McQ on March 30, 2012, 12:33:15 AM
A short part of many sequences I got of a Gray Pelican going for supper. I can watch these guys all day long doing this! So cool.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-qWjVw2J/0/XL/i-qWjVw2J-XL.jpg)

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-X4Nzj93/0/XL/i-X4Nzj93-XL.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on March 30, 2012, 12:33:44 AM
Gorgeous!

Thanks!
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on March 30, 2012, 01:57:49 AM
Yay pelicans.
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Post by: Amicale on March 30, 2012, 02:10:58 AM
McQ, stunning photos! It sounds like you had an amazing time!
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Post by: Tank on March 30, 2012, 07:43:38 AM
MORE. MORE!

I never tire of seeing your photos McQ!
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Post by: Buddy on March 30, 2012, 06:45:41 PM
Well, I may not be McQ, but I do have a lot of photos!

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/ef4d24cd.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on March 31, 2012, 09:53:13 AM




Lovely shots again, McQ!










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Post by: The Magic Pudding on March 31, 2012, 12:27:01 PM
Well, I may not be McQ, but I do have a lot of photos!

Aha and so the McQism is born

I may not be McQ but I can see you've lost focus.
I may not be McQ but I can see your perspective isn't worth seeing.
Hmm, thought I had more than that.
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Post by: McQ on April 01, 2012, 05:46:45 AM

Thanks for all the kind compliments.
Here's one more shot that I really like. No doubt in my mind this guy comes from good dinosaur stock. Beautiful bird.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-vVK9R4n/0/XL/i-vVK9R4n-XL.jpg)


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Post by: Sandra Craft on April 01, 2012, 06:17:08 AM
Beautiful!
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Post by: Tom62 on April 01, 2012, 08:02:19 AM
Wow!
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Post by: Tank on April 01, 2012, 09:57:22 AM
Exquisite!
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Post by: Amicale on April 01, 2012, 03:44:45 PM
Oh, WOW is he beautiful!
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Post by: McQ on April 01, 2012, 04:16:00 PM
Funny thing is that I didn't realize how easily you could see his "front claws/talons" until he spread out like this. When I look at the series of photos I took of him, they are really impressive.
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Post by: musicality on April 18, 2012, 10:41:34 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/159_521830799977_24615432_33198078_2829_n.jpg)

before i became a classical singer…i was enveloped by hookah smoke every weekend.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on April 18, 2012, 02:02:30 PM
I like musicality's smoke photo.

McQ's bird is special.

I'll do a troll mode sentence, I don't mean it but I'm interested in replies to it.
I am aware some 19th century people suggested artists should toss their brushes, the camera is here.
I'm wondering if this is like a Pascall's wager type question, old and no body could be bothered about it.  If that's the case just take it as a general where is photography going?

Video cameras have increasingly high resolution, point them and they catch everything, the art of the photographer will soon be replaced by the mediocrity of playing the video and selecting the best frame.
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Post by: McQ on April 18, 2012, 02:58:52 PM
I like musicality's smoke photo.

McQ's bird is special.

I'll do a troll mode sentence, I don't mean it but I'm interested in replies to it.
I am aware some 19th century people suggested artists should toss their brushes, the camera is here.
I'm wondering if this is like a Pascall's wager type question, old and no body could be bothered about it.  If that's the case just take it as a general where is photography going?

Video cameras have increasingly high resolution, point them and they catch everything, the art of the photographer will soon be replaced by the mediocrity of playing the video and selecting the best frame.

It's a valid point to bring up and something I've thought about a lot. I still don't know what direction things will go or how much the technology will affect still photography.
I suspect, much like painting, still photography won't die, at least not as an art form. Art is in the making of it as much as in the finished work.

However, I think an awful lot of sports photographers and news photographers will need to evolve or die. It will certainly be much easier to take a frame from a high speed, HD video and just plunk it down into wherever you want it from now on.
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Post by: Crow on April 18, 2012, 03:35:07 PM
I like musicality's smoke photo.

McQ's bird is special.

I'll do a troll mode sentence, I don't mean it but I'm interested in replies to it.
I am aware some 19th century people suggested artists should toss their brushes, the camera is here.
I'm wondering if this is like a Pascall's wager type question, old and no body could be bothered about it.  If that's the case just take it as a general where is photography going?

Video cameras have increasingly high resolution, point them and they catch everything, the art of the photographer will soon be replaced by the mediocrity of playing the video and selecting the best frame.

It's a valid point to bring up and something I've thought about a lot. I still don't know what direction things will go or how much the technology will affect still photography.
I suspect, much like painting, still photography won't die, at least not as an art form. Art is in the making of it as much as in the finished work.

However, I think an awful lot of sports photographers and news photographers will need to evolve or die. It will certainly be much easier to take a frame from a high speed, HD video and just plunk it down into wherever you want it from now on.


The biggest reason I don't think the method TMP will take over any time soon is due to memory, video would need to be shot far in excess of 1080p to rival that of traditional photography (film or digital) and that's not even taking RAW format into account. Skill, knowledge, and experience is still required even if technology does come to that so there is nothing to worry about, especially for photographers that have gone through the change from film to digital already.
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Post by: McQ on April 18, 2012, 08:10:09 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/159_521830799977_24615432_33198078_2829_n.jpg)

before i became a classical singer…i was enveloped by hookah smoke every weekend.

Smoke is hard to do well. This turned out nicely.
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Post by: McQ on April 18, 2012, 08:31:18 PM
Ok, one more from the wilds of Florida. A Rosiette Spoonbill seems to float above the water on the Myakka River.

Enjoy!

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-k8GRRqW/0/L/i-k8GRRqW-L.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on April 18, 2012, 09:54:43 PM
Ok, one more from the wilds of Florida. A Rosiette Spoonbill seems to float above the water on the Myakka River.

Enjoy!

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-k8GRRqW/0/L/i-k8GRRqW-L.jpg)

Wonderful shot.
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Post by: musicality on April 18, 2012, 10:01:31 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/107_517279231357_24615432_32389017_2916_n.jpg)

Been thinking about my homeland a lot lately…I really wish I could afford to go back to the philippines for a visit... :'(
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Post by: Tank on April 18, 2012, 10:03:56 PM
How long since you've been there?
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Post by: musicality on April 18, 2012, 10:07:49 PM
How long since you've been there?
5 years.
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Post by: AnimatedDirt on April 18, 2012, 10:13:36 PM
My son and I took a trip to Zion Nat'l Park.  This is looking down at Walter's Wiggles...on the hike up to Angel's Landing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_Landing).

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9539/wwzion2012.jpg)

Upon getting to Scout's Lookout, we figured we were too afraid of heights and more so of death, to push to the top of Angel's Landing.

Edit: added 2nd pic.

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8116/slzion2012.jpg)

My buddy posing at Scout's Landing.  He went on up to Angel's Landing.  My son and I stayed.  This is a sheer drop he's standing next to...much like in the background.  He's not normally afraid of heights, but he said he was nervous standing there.

I blurred his face since I don't know if he'd want his mug up.  
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Post by: Tank on April 19, 2012, 04:32:53 PM
How long since you've been there?
5 years.
That's quite a while to be away from 'home'. Do you have relative there?
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Post by: McQ on April 19, 2012, 05:11:40 PM
My son and I took a trip to Zion Nat'l Park.  This is looking down at Walter's Wiggles...on the hike up to Angel's Landing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_Landing).

Upon getting to Scout's Lookout, we figured we were too afraid of heights and more so of death, to push to the top of Angel's Landing.

Edit: added 2nd pic.

My buddy posing at Scout's Landing.  He went on up to Angel's Landing.  My son and I stayed.  This is a sheer drop he's standing next to...much like in the background.  He's not normally afraid of heights, but he said he was nervous standing there.

I blurred his face since I don't know if he'd want his mug up.  

Look out, below!!!

I haven't been to Zion yet. On my list of places to go. While out at the Grand Canyon, we were too busy there and in Sedona to ever take trips to other parks. Plus, the distances are huge out there. So it'll have to wait until I get back out there.

Nice shots!
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Post by: MariaEvri on April 19, 2012, 07:00:39 PM
lightning, shot 3 years ago. I have more form this night

http://www.flickr.com/photos/poseidon_simons/7083749409/in/photostream
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Post by: Beachdragon on April 20, 2012, 03:00:08 PM
Well, let's see if this works.  I took this a few years ago.  I had to lay down on the driveway to take it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/Redvelvetdragon/Blue_Sky_Daffodil_by_Biosynth99.jpg)

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Post by: Amicale on April 20, 2012, 04:51:40 PM
Beachdragon, that's a beautiful flower! I love how bright it is.

Here are a few shots I took in Eastern Ontario while I was living on a school campus there.

The sky picture's a tad blurry, but it was taken out the front windshield of a moving car. (No, I wasn't driving  :D )

(http://i44.tinypic.com/or753o.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/6s58vq.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2ii8oc5.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/29lie02.jpg)
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Post by: Recusant on April 20, 2012, 04:55:13 PM
. . . And the fine images just keep coming! Thank you all for sharing them.  (http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/860/smilew.gif) That Spoonbill looks otherworldly!
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Post by: Tank on April 20, 2012, 06:40:13 PM
Well, let's see if this works.  I took this a few years ago.  I had to lay down on the driveway to take it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/Redvelvetdragon/Blue_Sky_Daffodil_by_Biosynth99.jpg)


That's the view my dogs get without even trying! Must be a very different world when your eyes are 8" off the ground!
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Post by: OldGit on April 25, 2012, 11:14:19 AM
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Pipe_Aston_Yew.jpg)

A fine old yew tree at Pipe Aston, Herefordshire.  The church in the background is about 900 years old, and there will almost certainly have been an earlier one on the site.  The tree looks likely to be over 1,000.

Strange - the yew is outside the church enclosure, which is unusual.  The boundary itself is unlikely to have moved: they are generally very ancient indeed and often pre-christian.
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Post by: Amicale on April 25, 2012, 01:16:50 PM
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Pipe_Aston_Yew.jpg)

A fine old yew tree at Pipe Aston, Herefordshire.  The church in the background is about 900 years old, and there will almost certainly have been an earlier one on the site.  The tree looks likely to be over 1,000.

Strange - the yew is outside the church enclosure, which is unusual.  The boundary itself is unlikely to have moved: they are generally very ancient indeed and often pre-christian.

That's a beautiful tree! It would make sense for a Yew to be outside the church enclosure, though. Historically they've been associated with sadness, graveyards, rebirth, etc. There are many pre-Christian as well as post-Christian connotations, when it comes to those. Assuming the tree is older than the church, then it's probably the original site they used for a graveyard. Have you seen any evidence of that there? Just curious.
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Post by: OldGit on April 25, 2012, 03:42:37 PM
That's the point, Asmocale - the precise boundaries of an English churchyard are usually the oldest part of the whole thing, not having changed since the sub-Roman foundation of the original church and often longer than that.  In this case the wall is modern, but you can bet the line is ancient.

Of course I'm not claiming that you won't find a really ancient yew outside a churchyard, but it's relatively rare, whereas they're extremely common within one.  So it's unusual, though not unique.  If this one has been seeded from inside the enclosure, how old would that make its parent?
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Post by: Amicale on April 25, 2012, 03:56:58 PM
That's the point, Asmocale - the precise boundaries of an English churchyard are usually the oldest part of the whole thing, not having changed since the sub-Roman foundation of the original church and often longer than that.  In this case the wall is modern, but you can bet the line is ancient.

Of course I'm not claiming that you won't find a really ancient yew outside a churchyard, but it's relatively rare, whereas they're extremely common within one.  So it's unusual, though not unique.  If this one has been seeded from inside the enclosure, how old would that make its parent?

Good points. Not sure why it'd be outside the boundary, that's interesting.

All I know is, that's a beautiful photo, and a gorgeous tree. :)
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Post by: OldGit on April 25, 2012, 03:58:53 PM
Thank you, O lady who is no longer Asmocale!
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Post by: Amicale on April 25, 2012, 04:07:26 PM
Thank you, O lady who is no longer Asmocale!

 :D I do like that Asmocale nickname. I may appropriate it for further use... but as it so happened, I was confusing even myself.

Not that it takes much.  ;D
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Post by: Jimmy on April 27, 2012, 02:48:50 PM


A fine old yew tree at Pipe Aston, Herefordshire.  The church in the background is about 900 years old, and there will almost certainly have been an earlier one on the site.  The tree looks likely to be over 1,000.

Strange - the yew is outside the church enclosure, which is unusual.  The boundary itself is unlikely to have moved: they are generally very ancient indeed and often pre-christian.

That tree IS pretty cool.
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Post by: harte.beest on May 13, 2012, 05:12:04 AM
Image removed by moderator. Not appropriate for this thread.
Sophia
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Post by: OldGit on May 14, 2012, 10:50:59 AM
Here's another tree-rooty one.  This is an oak in a field at Olchon House Farm, Herefordshire.  It's about ½ mile our side of the Welsh border.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Olchon_tree.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on May 14, 2012, 12:49:31 PM
Here's another tree-rooty one.  This is an oak in a field at Olchon House Farm, Herefordshire.  It's about ½ mile our side of the Welsh border.

That's really cool.
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Post by: MariaEvri on May 14, 2012, 07:42:06 PM
oaks are awesome
I saw an 800 year old oak and it was damn huge
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 15, 2012, 04:02:06 AM
I'm not sure if I've posted this before, and I'm too lazy to look, but it's one of my favorite accidental captures:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3643/3478570232_d531a258ec.jpg)

My favorite DeeDee pic, which seems appropriate to put with a bird, given her fondness for them:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3661/3477833739_97932705a2.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on May 15, 2012, 04:22:51 AM
I'm not sure if I've posted this before, and I'm too lazy to look, but it's one of my favorite accidental captures:

My favorite DeeDee pic, which seems appropriate to put with a bird, given her fondness for them:

Nice shots. The accidental capture is cool. Those little dudes are so difficult to get, so anytime I get one I'm ecstatic. Even by accident!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 15, 2012, 04:38:13 AM
I'm not sure if I've posted this before, and I'm too lazy to look, but it's one of my favorite accidental captures:

My favorite DeeDee pic, which seems appropriate to put with a bird, given her fondness for them:

Nice shots. The accidental capture is cool. Those little dudes are so difficult to get, so anytime I get one I'm ecstatic. Even by accident!


By accident is the only way I've ever gotten a decent picture of a bird.  I was nearly ecstatic when I saw there was a hummingbird in a picture I'd taken of some flowers.
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Post by: OldGit on May 15, 2012, 09:57:34 AM
Aaah! to pussy.  ;D

The hummingbird shot is lovely - I've never seen one live.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 16, 2012, 04:53:31 AM
The hummingbird shot is lovely - I've never seen one live.

That surprises me, there aren't many hummingbirds in England?
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Post by: OldGit on May 16, 2012, 09:55:40 AM
Quote from: BooksCatsEtc
That surprises me, there aren't many hummingbirds in England?

AFAIK there are none at all.  (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fsm_cry.gif)

Quote from:  RSPB website
Are hummingbirds found in the UK?
Hummingbirds have never been found in the wild anywhere in Europe. If you think you have seen a hummingbird, it will almost certainly be a hummingbird hawkmoth. This moth is so similar to the tiny American bird that there are hundreds of cases of mistaken identity every year.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 16, 2012, 03:40:43 PM
Quote from: BooksCatsEtc
That surprises me, there aren't many hummingbirds in England?

AFAIK there are none at all.  (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fsm_cry.gif)


Well, now I know what makes the FSM cry -- that is so freaking sad!  Around here how often you see them depends on where you live -- where I am in So Cal I can count on seeing at least 3 a summer, but where my stepmother lives in Central Cal you'll see at least 3 a day during summer.
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Post by: Amicale on May 16, 2012, 10:55:42 PM
Quote from: BooksCatsEtc
That surprises me, there aren't many hummingbirds in England?

AFAIK there are none at all.  (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fsm_cry.gif)


Well, now I know what makes the FSM cry -- that is so freaking sad!  Around here how often you see them depends on where you live -- where I am in So Cal I can count on seeing at least 3 a summer, but where my stepmother lives in Central Cal you'll see at least 3 a day during summer.

On the other hand, I understand England does have humming-bird hawk moths  :o : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/worldonthemove/species/humming-bird-hawk-moth/
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Post by: Crow on May 16, 2012, 11:01:27 PM
On the other hand, I understand England does have humming-bird hawk moths  :o : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/worldonthemove/species/humming-bird-hawk-moth/

What the fu…
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 17, 2012, 04:36:52 AM
On the other hand, I understand England does have humming-bird hawk moths  :o : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/worldonthemove/species/humming-bird-hawk-moth/

Now the only time I've seen that is in the movie Angels and Insects, where it freaked Patsy Kensit out by crawling up her bodice.  As much as I love insects, I can't say I blamed her -- that thing was unsettling!
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Post by: McQ on May 17, 2012, 10:22:59 PM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

Enjoy!

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-z8Vsv3C/0/XL/i-z8Vsv3C-XL.jpg)

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-Wr5SRJS/0/XL/i-Wr5SRJS-XL.jpg)

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Post by: Crow on May 17, 2012, 10:33:00 PM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

An iphone took those images! wow! Downloading that app now.
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Post by: Tank on May 17, 2012, 10:38:15 PM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

An iphone took those images! wow! Downloading that app now.
But one can't download McQ's eye for a good picture  >:(
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Post by: Crow on May 18, 2012, 12:05:57 AM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

An iphone took those images! wow! Downloading that app now.
But one can't download McQ's eye for a good picture  >:(
That is very true, plus McQ may have taken thousands of pictures and achieved only one picture he was happy with.  ;)
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Post by: McQ on May 18, 2012, 02:22:13 AM
Heh heh. Thanks.
 :)
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Post by: Amicale on May 18, 2012, 03:07:45 AM
Heh heh. Thanks.
 :)

I love that shot. Very nice work. It makes you want to be in that room. :)
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 18, 2012, 04:29:34 AM
But one can't download McQ's eye for a good picture  >:(

Sure you can, just do a google search for "hal eye," there's about 6,250,000 results.

All right all right, stop looking at me like that, I'm going away now.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 18, 2012, 05:46:55 AM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

Enjoy!

I like the color one better, oddly enough it seems moodier.
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Post by: McQ on May 18, 2012, 03:29:01 PM
But one can't download McQ's eye for a good picture  >:(

Sure you can, just do a google search for "hal eye," there's about 6,250,000 results.

All right all right, stop looking at me like that, I'm going away now.

 ;D

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Post by: McQ on May 18, 2012, 03:31:53 PM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

Enjoy!

I like the color one better, oddly enough it seems moodier.


Thanks. I also prefer the color. I tried about four different B & W filters, and still none of them, to my eye, gave as much feel to the photo as the HDR color did. And really, I did almost nothing to it to create the HDR (High Dynamic Range). Essentially a good deal of contrast and vibrancy added, without blowing out the highlights too much.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 18, 2012, 06:40:21 PM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone and an app called ProHDR. Original photo is the color one, and the only other added effect was to slightly surface blur the photos in the background for effect.

Enjoy!

I like the color one better, oddly enough it seems moodier.


I agree. It gives it a "richer" feeling, if that makes sense. I really like it.
Edit: I think the black and white washes out the wood tones a little bit. And the wood looks pretty :)
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Post by: OldGit on May 19, 2012, 09:30:21 AM
Lovely photo.  I also prefer the original, but there are points in favour of both.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 19, 2012, 09:43:14 AM
Lovely photo.  I also prefer the original, but there are points in favour of both.

Ye though my taste often lacks the refinement to appreciate b&w pics.
I think it's the pictures on the wall, b&w gives the scene a retro feel but it's not working as well on the pic's on the wall.
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Post by: Amicale on May 19, 2012, 12:52:45 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/35n7lsi.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/s4qfix.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on May 19, 2012, 01:22:51 PM
Lovely, especially #2.  To my taste, that's filled with contrasting elements which make it really interesting.
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Post by: McQ on May 19, 2012, 02:37:22 PM
Ditto with #2. And as the comment was made earlier on a different photo, it makes me want to be there. I'd like to see that scene live.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 19, 2012, 02:57:46 PM
I like number two, not sure I'd want to be there for long though, looks kinda bleak.
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Post by: Amicale on May 19, 2012, 04:53:35 PM
Thanks for the feedback. :) I remember that day well. It was a few degrees above freezing, the snow had melted just a bit (hence the wet roads) and I was walking past the army barracks (the building on the left). It had been overcast and dull most of the day, and all of a sudden, the sun broke out of nowhere and even the puddles were too blinding to look into. I love days like that in the winter.  ;D
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 19, 2012, 05:30:37 PM
It had been overcast and dull most of the day, and all of a sudden, the sun broke out of nowhere and even the puddles were too blinding to look into. I love days like that in the winter.  ;D

It looks like the sun is spilling down into the street, I love that.
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Post by: McQ on May 21, 2012, 09:40:58 PM
Got my first hummingbird of the year, right on my backyard deck. No matter how many times I see them, they always amaze me.

With the D3s and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens:
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-pCkdzFz/0/L/i-pCkdzFz-L.jpg)

With the 300mm f/2.8 prime:
1.
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-VCXnjMw/0/L/i-VCXnjMw-L.jpg)

2.
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q54XJJd/0/L/i-Q54XJJd-L.jpg)

3.
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-kwLK2Tg/0/L/i-kwLK2Tg-L.jpg)
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Post by: Amicale on May 21, 2012, 09:54:27 PM
McQ! Wow! Those are absolutely gorgeous shots!  ;D
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Post by: Tank on May 21, 2012, 10:07:24 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 21, 2012, 11:10:38 PM
Beautiful shots!  I esp. love the first one but the second makes me laugh -- the bird looks like it's giving semaphor signals.
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Post by: OldGit on May 22, 2012, 09:25:30 AM
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/worship.gif) (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/worship.gif) (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/worship.gif)
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Post by: Harmonie on May 24, 2012, 05:52:16 AM
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c104/BassoonForLife/woodwindsw2.jpg)

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c104/BassoonForLife/058desktop.jpg)

I like taking pictures of my instruments, because to be honest there just isn't enough woodwind photography out there. At least not IMO. (there can never be enough  ;)) Pictures of them together are incredibly hard to find, so I decided to take a couple myself.
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Post by: Tank on May 24, 2012, 06:59:13 AM
The amount of craftsmanship in those always amazes me.
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Post by: Stevil on May 24, 2012, 08:13:51 AM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-z8Vsv3C/0/XL/i-z8Vsv3C-XL.jpg)

Holy crap.

...and here was me thinking McQ's so fantastic because he has the best camera money can buy.

What's my excuse going to be now  :-\
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Post by: McQ on May 24, 2012, 07:53:27 PM
Took this a couple of days ago with the iPhone

Holy crap.

...and here was me thinking McQ's so fantastic because he has the best camera money can buy.

What's my excuse going to be now  :-\

 ;D ;D

Thanks, Stevil. The flip side is that I'm capable of taking really horrendous shots with the D3s as well!
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Post by: McQ on May 24, 2012, 07:56:27 PM

I like taking pictures of my instruments, because to be honest there just isn't enough woodwind photography out there. At least not IMO. (there can never be enough  ;)) Pictures of them together are incredibly hard to find, so I decided to take a couple myself.

One can never have too much woodwind photography. Nicely done.
I enjoy photos of things like this - musical instruments, small, clocks, watches, other small complex times. We don't take the time to look at these things very much, and photos of them can be really striking.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 25, 2012, 12:33:48 AM
Those hummingbird photos are divine.
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Post by: Recusant on May 25, 2012, 06:08:26 AM
Ahh, some beautiful stuff here, as usual. Thank you all for sharing your images!

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4586/storrofskye.jpg)


The Storr of Skye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Storr), with the Old Man (in Gaelic, it has a ruder name  ;)), from a trip there earlier this year.  I remember my first glimpse of this formation a few years ago, from miles away. It was magical.
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Post by: Stevil on May 25, 2012, 06:24:29 AM
The clouds also make that pic awesome Recusant.
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Post by: Recusant on May 25, 2012, 06:32:52 AM
Thank you, Stevil; we got lucky with the weather on that trip. Usually at that time of year (early March) you can't even see the Storr from the spot where I took that shot.
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Post by: OldGit on May 25, 2012, 10:02:38 AM
Nice. Sort of stark and a bit creepy, which for me is characteristic of the Highlands.
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Post by: Tank on May 25, 2012, 10:49:08 AM
Literally and figuratively atmospheric. Good shot Recusant.
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Post by: McQ on May 25, 2012, 01:52:16 PM
That is an awesome scene, Recusant. Man, I could spend a whole lot of time shooting that from dozens of angles and at various times of day. You nailed a very strong atmosphere with it.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 26, 2012, 12:12:32 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/552796_10150824896023091_510223090_9634583_723902412_n.jpg)

A pretty apple tree that was in full bloom while I was in Nova Scotia last week. :)
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 26, 2012, 04:22:45 AM
Let me just be clear up front -- I DID NOT take this picture.  I only wish.  It's a picture of one of the Kestrel falcons that lives on the base were I work, and it was attached to one of the base's online enviro training segments and I shamelessly lifted it.  It's now the screensaver on my work computer. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7271205790_fd65041772.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on May 26, 2012, 09:35:39 AM
That's very pretty, DJ.
And that's a mean-looking kestrel, too.  Glad you posted that, whoever took it.
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Post by: MariaEvri on May 26, 2012, 12:55:59 PM
love the kestrel. We have a pair nesting here in the appartment next to mine. I finally amaged and put a camera there and watching the results now :)
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Post by: McQ on May 26, 2012, 01:50:06 PM
DJ, really pretty tree. Looking around the photo, I see some really cool shadows those apple trees have created. It would be awesome (and extremely difficult) to photograph the line of trees from overhead.
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Post by: Tank on May 27, 2012, 11:18:11 AM
This lovely little fella kept still just long enough!

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7044/dsc1779z.jpg)
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Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 01:26:48 PM
Look at its facial expression!  :D Looks grumpy. Asmo approves.  :D
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Post by: Tank on May 27, 2012, 01:58:36 PM
The sun brought the Ladybirds out.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/7620/dsc1759m.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on May 27, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
Rhododendrons

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1613/dsc1754f.jpg)

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8564/dsc1737y.jpg)
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 27, 2012, 02:13:08 PM
Squeee! Ladybug!!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 27, 2012, 05:18:48 PM
Squeee! Ladybug!!

I will ditto that, as well as the dragonfly.  I love bugs.
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Post by: Amicale on May 27, 2012, 06:54:47 PM
I LOVE the apple tree, so pretty! And the ladybug, ladybugs are awesome! The dragonfly looks VERY cool, too!  ;D
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Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 07:56:23 PM
And the ladybug, ladybugs are awesome!
They BITE.  >:(
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Post by: Tank on May 27, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
And the ladybug, ladybugs are awesome!
They BITE.  >:(
No they don't, they're harmless. But their knees leek when annoyed.
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Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 09:25:18 PM
And the ladybug, ladybugs are awesome!
They BITE.  >:(
No they don't, they're harmless. But their knees leek when annoyed.
They insects and insects BITE. The Asmo proclaims it so, and that makes it well and truly proclaimed.  >:(
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Post by: Stevil on May 27, 2012, 10:28:33 PM
They insects and insects BITE. The Asmo proclaims it so, and that makes it well and truly proclaimed.  >:(
What about flies? Have you been bitten by a fly?
Flies suck!
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Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 10:33:14 PM
What about flies? Have you been bitten by a fly?
Ohh! Fuck, yeah! Those assholes don't just drink blood, they grab a slab of meat too.  >:( AND they eat mosquito spray for breakfast.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 27, 2012, 11:14:22 PM
What about flies? Have you been bitten by a fly?
Ohh! Fuck, yeah! Those assholes don't just drink blood, they grab a slab of meat too.  >:( AND they eat mosquito spray for breakfast.

Horse flies are the worst.  >:(
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Post by: McQ on May 28, 2012, 01:56:47 AM
I've been waiting for some new Tank Macros! Nice shots!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on May 31, 2012, 03:19:00 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7305578152_b15a652ca8_z.jpg)

I caught this family on a stroll as I was leaving work and this was as close as I could get without scaring them (I hope).  They're in the parking lot of the Officer's Club, which has been closed for over a year so there's very little traffic near it.

I also saw a baby bunny in the same area on my way out, but he did hop away before I could get a shot.
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Post by: Amicale on May 31, 2012, 04:25:31 AM
Awww, BCE, that's cute!! (I'm sure Ali will disagree  :D )

I love the little ones. That's my favourite thing about spring, I think. All the baby animals everywhere.
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Post by: Tank on May 31, 2012, 03:07:29 PM
I think Ali will not appreciate Geese
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Post by: McQ on May 31, 2012, 06:13:46 PM

I caught this family on a stroll as I was leaving work and this was as close as I could get without scaring them (I hope).  They're in the parking lot of the Officer's Club, which has been closed for over a year so there's very little traffic near it.

I also saw a baby bunny in the same area on my way out, but he did hop away before I could get a shot.


Awesome capture! I love it. And yeah, baby animals are aplenty this time of year, and they make for terrific photos.
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Post by: Amicale on June 07, 2012, 08:59:41 PM
To understand why this is funny, you need to know that I'm not a metalhead. I like some softer/power metal, but not generally the very hard stuff. I'd never been to a metal show before. I generally wear very little makeup. I rarely wear nailpolish. You'll see me in tie-dye or floral prints more often than in this stuff. That being said, I got all decked out/make-up'ed out for the metal show I went to last night (Marduk):

(https://fbcdn_sphotos_f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198386_184608268335241_267331674_n.jpg)

 :D Thought it was amusing, so I wanted to share.
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Post by: Asmodean on June 07, 2012, 09:08:06 PM
Nice! I approve of black fingernails, leather and preferably some eyeliner.  :D
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Post by: Amicale on June 07, 2012, 09:24:14 PM
Nice! I approve of black fingernails, leather and preferably some eyeliner.  :D

Thanks!  ;D Yup, hard to see but I have eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara on. I covered all my bases!
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Post by: Siz on June 07, 2012, 09:33:16 PM
Nice! I approve of black fingernails, leather and preferably some eyeliner.  :D

Yay, go Rock-Chick!
(http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/animatedgifs/comments/yourock/images/agcyourock1.gif)
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 08, 2012, 12:24:21 AM
Nice! I approve of black fingernails, leather and preferably some eyeliner.  :D

Thanks!  ;D Yup, hard to see but I have eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara on. I covered all my bases!

You survived! You survived! Was it fun?
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Post by: Amicale on June 08, 2012, 02:25:48 AM
Nice! I approve of black fingernails, leather and preferably some eyeliner.  :D

Thanks!  ;D Yup, hard to see but I have eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara on. I covered all my bases!

You survived! You survived! Was it fun?

ROFL Sciz, I love the rock kitty!

Yup DJ, I survived! It was kinda fun.  :D I'm not a fan of the music itself really, although the first couple bands were OK. I did enjoy the individual instruments, the electric guitar and especially the drummers were awesome. We met some fun people in the crowd, too. :) Prettymuch a good time! Got a little banged up, but oh well, haha.
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Post by: Ali on June 08, 2012, 11:09:09 PM
Woohoo Amicale, you look awesome!  Love the leather cuffs.

BCE - I forgive you for posting pictures of the devil(s).
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 09, 2012, 03:52:52 AM
BCE - I forgive you for posting pictures of the devil(s).

I am deeply grateful.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 12, 2012, 02:01:35 AM
This blue bench outside of Johnny Reb's caught my eye the other day, and I rather like the way the picture turned out.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7363692494_4f670b9677.jpg)
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Post by: McQ on June 12, 2012, 03:22:02 AM
This blue bench outside of Johnny Reb's caught my eye the other day, and I rather like the way the picture turned out.


Very nice. It's the little things that we often overlook that can end up being the most interesting shots.
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Post by: McQ on June 12, 2012, 03:24:36 AM
And I'll try to promise that this is it for Hummingbird shots! I just had to add a few more from yesterday. Then no more...I sort of swear!

1.
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q72ZFZm/0/XL/i-Q72ZFZm-XL.jpg)

2.
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-dNNPPpX/0/XL/i-dNNPPpX-XL.jpg)

3.
(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-C5L3Nwp/0/XL/i-C5L3Nwp-XL.jpg)


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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 12, 2012, 03:43:19 AM
Only if you merely sort of swear.  I love the middle shot best -- it's something about the curve of the bird's body, so graceful.
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Post by: Tank on June 13, 2012, 07:45:13 PM
Hats off to McQ! Again!!!
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Post by: OldGit on June 13, 2012, 07:47:37 PM
Indeed, lovely shots. I like BCE's bench, too.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 13, 2012, 08:37:08 PM
Indeed, lovely shots. I like BCE's bench, too.

Thank you.  As much as I like other peoples nature shots (and am particularly envious of McQ's hummingbird close-ups) I seem drawn to geometic things myself, like this:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7363694960_13e02d81be.jpg)

Altho I seem to be drawn to doors a lot too.  I wonder it it's meaningful in any way?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7178471651_df78282ffc.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on June 13, 2012, 09:18:27 PM
I really like the colour and composition on the door scene.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 13, 2012, 10:50:33 PM
I really like the colour and composition on the door scene.

Ditto!
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Post by: En_Route on June 13, 2012, 11:08:58 PM
The tree looks as if it's bursting through its urban- brutish curtilage. It has a definite emblematic quality.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 13, 2012, 11:43:18 PM
I really like the colour and composition on the door scene.

Ditto!

Thanks!  Both pictures were taken just outside Johnny Reb's, a place that features Southern cooking and has Brunswick stew and hush puppies nearly as good as my Dad used to make.

The tree looks as if it's bursting through its urban- brutish curtilage. It has a definite emblematic quality.

You want urban brutishness, you should see tree roots coming out of cracks in the sidewalk created by earthquakes.  I never seem to have a camera with me when I see one of those tho.
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Post by: McQ on June 14, 2012, 01:43:12 AM
I really like the colour and composition on the door scene.

Ditto!

Thanks!  Both pictures were taken just outside Johnny Reb's, a place that features Southern cooking and has Brunswick stew and hush puppies nearly as good as my Dad used to make.

The tree looks as if it's bursting through its urban- brutish curtilage. It has a definite emblematic quality.

You want urban brutishness, you should see tree roots coming out of cracks in the sidewalk created by earthquakes.  I never seem to have a camera with me when I see one of those tho.

Like the composition in the second one as well. Also, trees, roots, and the like coming up through sidewalks are almost always great subjects to shoot, like this. They're nice opposing subjects and create interest right away.

Brunswick Stew.....mmmmmmmmm....haven't had a good Brunswick Stew in many years. Had some of the best ever while living in Savannah, GA.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 14, 2012, 05:07:35 AM
Brunswick Stew.....mmmmmmmmm....haven't had a good Brunswick Stew in many years. Had some of the best ever while living in Savannah, GA.

My Dad used to make it every year on July 4, and believe me I looked forward to it all year long.  I've tried making it myself, but it just doesn't come out the same -- for one thing I don't have the cast iron cauldron my Dad used, but even if I did have that pot I still don't have his skill at cooking.
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Post by: Tank on June 14, 2012, 07:25:42 AM
Brunswik Stew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_stew) Nom nom nom  ;D
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 14, 2012, 03:53:16 PM
Brunswik Stew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_stew) Nom nom nom  ;D

Saved that to my recipe folder.  I lost Dad's recipe (more like general guidelines) years ago, but I may take another crack at it this 4th.
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Post by: Siz on June 14, 2012, 05:22:48 PM
Brunswik Stew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_stew) Nom nom nom  ;D

My Great Grandfather was from Brunswick County NC and my Dad used to eat it as a kid - he says he can't remember what it tasted like. A memorable dish then?!

Sounds nice though. I've got my brother and his wife coming over from the US at the beginning of July so we'll be getting the Family Siz Yank-Massive together. You've got my juices flowing with talk of this dish so maybe we'll stew up a rabbit or two...

Right, where's that crockpot...?
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on June 16, 2012, 08:10:18 PM
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6156/img0273bv.jpg)

Here's a picture the bro (hismikeness) took of me while camping at Steelhead Falls this last weekend. Was a little nervous sitting there, but I think it is a hell of a shot. That was awful high up and it was pretty windy up there.
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Post by: Tank on June 16, 2012, 08:16:48 PM
So that would be an example of 'Extreme sitting!' then?
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on June 16, 2012, 08:22:42 PM
So that would be an example of 'Extreme sitting!' then?

Dammit! Maybe I should've planked it! lol
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Post by: Tank on June 16, 2012, 09:13:06 PM
So that would be an example of 'Extreme sitting!' then?

Dammit! Maybe I should've planked it! lol
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the picture  :D
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Post by: Stevil on June 16, 2012, 09:41:16 PM
Love that door shot,

Doors could mean "Opportunity", maybe you are an optimist, maybe you have a curiosity of what goes on in the other side.
Door are often a bridge between different worlds, different lifes, (Society vs family vs corporate world vs nature)
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 16, 2012, 10:42:02 PM
Love that door shot,

Doors could mean "Opportunity", maybe you are an optimist, maybe you have a curiosity of what goes on in the other side.
Door are often a bridge between different worlds, different lifes, (Society vs family vs corporate world vs nature)

I'll take those explanations.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 26, 2012, 01:59:32 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/553238_10150895593738091_1925278246_n.jpg)

Double rainbow!
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 26, 2012, 05:07:17 AM
Gorgeous!  I love the effect of the sun on the buildings as well.
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Post by: OldGit on June 26, 2012, 09:46:35 AM
I like that one.  The small trees and the big stark buildings make an interesting blend.  Also the light effect was worth catching.
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Post by: McQ on June 26, 2012, 09:47:49 PM
Double Rainbow! What does it mean?  ;D

Very nice, especially with that Sun glint.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 06, 2012, 03:16:55 AM
Puddin'! I found some more pictures of your wee hippo.

(http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/upload/177962622744828837_bZVl93pl_f.jpg)
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 06, 2012, 06:49:11 AM
Puddin'! I found some more pictures of your wee hippo.

Oooooh, if I had another baby hippo I could get a chariot.
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Post by: Ali on July 06, 2012, 06:33:05 PM
Puddin'! I found some more pictures of your wee hippo.

(http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/upload/177962622744828837_bZVl93pl_f.jpg)

It doesn't even look real.  D'awwwwwwwwww.
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Post by: Asmodean on July 06, 2012, 07:22:55 PM
Nasty, dangerous, probably foul-smelling animals with teeth the size of a person's leg, those. The Asmo disapproves.  >:(
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Post by: Ali on July 06, 2012, 08:10:53 PM
Nasty, dangerous, probably foul-smelling animals with teeth the size of a person's leg, those. The Asmo disapproves.  >:(

I would have thought hippos would be the Asmo's chosen animal, seeing as how they are grey, lumpy, and notoriously grumpy. 
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Post by: Asmodean on July 06, 2012, 08:34:24 PM
No, The Asmo is more pleased with elephants.
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Post by: Ali on July 06, 2012, 08:38:17 PM
Ooooh, me too!  Elephants are my very favorite animal!  Agree that they are superior to the hippo in every way (sorry Pudding)
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on July 06, 2012, 08:55:12 PM
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8012/img0266aj.jpg)

I love the area I live in. Even someone with no picture taking skills can take great pictures.
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Post by: Stevil on July 06, 2012, 09:15:13 PM
Agree that they are superior to the hippo in every way (sorry Pudding)
I'd be willing to bet that a hippo can hold its breath longer than an elephant. (I am just sticking up for the little guy, poor hippo, no-one loves the hippo, I'm feeling so sad)
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Post by: Asmodean on July 06, 2012, 09:33:10 PM
I'd be willing to bet that a hippo can hold its breath longer than an elephant. (I am just sticking up for the little guy, poor hippo, no-one loves the hippo, I'm feeling so sad)
Elephants come with a pre-installed snorkel. Take that, you hippo-lovers!  >:(
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Post by: Steve Reason on July 07, 2012, 10:34:54 AM
(http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w498/musicbreath/mineDaisies.jpg)

Eh, nothing special, but I like it -- especially after a little editing.
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Post by: Amicale on July 07, 2012, 05:48:49 PM
Very pretty, Steve. I like it too. :)
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Post by: OldGit on July 07, 2012, 06:56:10 PM
Mmm, it is pretty.  It makes you wonder what might be lurking in the background.  ;)
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Post by: McQ on July 08, 2012, 12:38:48 AM
(http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w498/musicbreath/mineDaisies.jpg)

Eh, nothing special, but I like it -- especially after a little editing.

I really like it. What's the scoop on the photo and the camera? Not that it's vitally important, but besides your nice composition and subject, I'm interested in the tools that helped you take this fine photo. Settings, etc., location.

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Post by: Steve Reason on July 09, 2012, 11:35:42 AM
Thanks all for the positive replies! :)

This was taken a couple of years ago while on a bike ride on the local bike trail during my period of unemployment. It was right next to the trail, and I took it around 4 pm or so with my cheap Panasonic digital. It's not as wild as it might look, there's a water park and such 100 yards behind it. I darkened it a bit with my editing software, which I think was Photoshop Elements 2.0. The original was much too bright, and I like getting the deep blacks when I can. I don't have a good camera or anything like that, so everything I take must be edited to make it look like i have a good camera. I think I have a decent eye for subject and composition, but no real talent, or the money to pursue that even if I did. It's just a part-time hobby. I might post a couple of others that I kinda like. Thanks again!  ;)
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Post by: McQ on August 04, 2012, 07:54:24 PM
Another Moon Photo just because.
Went out a few nights ago and snapped a couple of shots because the Moon always looks nicer in photos when it's not full. You get the effect of shadows from the lunar terminator. One of these days I'll re-collimate my C-8 telescope and shoot through it again. For now, it's the 300mm f/2.8.

(http://mcq.smugmug.com/photos/i-9NGVnGR/0/XL/i-9NGVnGR-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 04, 2012, 07:57:15 PM
Aperture, ISO and shutter speed  :)
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on August 04, 2012, 08:23:44 PM
 :o
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on August 04, 2012, 08:31:49 PM
:o

Ye that but I still want to punch you in the stomach for being such a clever bastard.
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Post by: OldGit on August 04, 2012, 09:22:39 PM
Makes you sick, doesn't it.  :'(
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Post by: TheWalkingContradiction on August 04, 2012, 09:27:29 PM
I swear to Asmo...  I went through the whole thread from page one and love the baby hippo, the Legoland city of St. John's, the Czech dog, the orangutans, the dog confrontations, Tank's son contemplating the sea, Cyprus, and everything else.

I am not a professional or near professional like you folks, but I do like to take pictures.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

Mysterious mood...  My favorite picture of my best friend.  A graduate student at the time, he is reading under a giant willow near the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2001.  There is just something so beautiful about a man, a book, and a tree...    

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/TPDbytheBostonFineArtsMuseum-2October122001.jpg)

This is New York University's Bobst Library, where I do my research.  Did I mention that the person who designed the library's interior is best known for the maximun security jails he has designed...?   I'm not kidding.  :D

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/BobstLibraryInterior-102-14-08.jpg)

Here is a truly bizarre (unnamed!) statue I photographed outside Paris' main science museum in 2004.  I can think of atheist, religious, and homoerotic interpretations...  

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/P1011881-1.jpg)

Philosophy scrawled on a wall in my Brooklyn neighborhood last year--about two blocks from my apartment.

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/Freewillisanopticalillusion.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on August 04, 2012, 09:44:19 PM
TWC, you have a wicked eye for an image!
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Post by: McQ on August 05, 2012, 04:33:47 AM
Aperture, ISO and shutter speed  :)

Oops! Forgot to include the juicy details!  :)

I had the 1.4X teleconverter on the 300mm lens, giving it a 420mm equivalence.

EXIF Summary:   Shutter 1/250s; Aperture f/4.5;  ISO 200;  420mm (35mm eq:420mm)
Center weighted average metering, no exposure compensation.

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Post by: Tank on August 05, 2012, 08:44:01 AM
Aperture, ISO and shutter speed  :)

Oops! Forgot to include the juicy details!  :)

I had the 1.4X teleconverter on the 300mm lens, giving it a 420mm equivalence.

EXIF Summary:   Shutter 1/250s; Aperture f/4.5;  ISO 200;  420mm (35mm eq:420mm)
Center weighted average metering, no exposure compensation.
So you have a full frame sensor in the body? Which body?
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Post by: OldGit on August 05, 2012, 11:41:45 AM
Quote from: McQ
Center weighted average metering, no exposure compensation.
  Is that why we see no stars?  IMO stars would spoil it, and the moon is certainly perfectly exposed.
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Post by: Tank on August 05, 2012, 01:22:31 PM
Quote from: McQ
Center weighted average metering, no exposure compensation.
  Is that why we see no stars?  IMO stars would spoil it, and the moon is certainly perfectly exposed.
Yes. If you expose for the stars then the moon would be over exposed, a featureless white disk.
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Post by: TheWalkingContradiction on August 05, 2012, 05:20:24 PM
Both of these pictures are cropped from poor quality originals that I took without looking through the lens/viewfinder or setting the camera since I did not want any of these guys (whom I did not know) to realize what I was doing.

This is my favorite picture...  Well, of all time.  I call it "Love in New York," and I sometimes look at it when I am feeling down.  I snapped it in 2007, while walking from a class in one Manhattan building to a class in another.

 (http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/2007-October4-LoveinNewYork.jpg)

Is there anything sexier than a guy who is into fine art?  Be still my aching heart!  I took his picture in 2004 in the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium) in Brussels.

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/P1012354a.jpg)
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Post by: TheWalkingContradiction on August 05, 2012, 05:23:40 PM
From 2011, near where I teach in Manhattan...

This sign must have been posted by fellow Star Trek fans with their heads in the clouds...  I wasn't aware that we had the technology to move things through times and space!  ("Temporally moved...")

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/Temporallymoved-NassauStreet-lateMay2011.jpg)
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Post by: TheWalkingContradiction on August 05, 2012, 05:24:55 PM
And from my Brooklyn neighborhood...

The latest in bridal fashions!  (Would you or your bride wear this?)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/P1011162.jpg)
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on August 05, 2012, 05:54:14 PM
I don't think I'd wear that headpiece, but the Puddin' might!
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Post by: En_Route on August 05, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
And from my Brooklyn neighborhood...

The latest in bridal fashions!  (Would you or your bride wear this?)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p544/maj280/P1011162.jpg)

My marrying days are long behind me  and I rest easy now in connubial bliss, but I think this outfit is very toothsome indeed. I don't know about marrying the sort of women who would wear it though.
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Post by: OldGit on August 05, 2012, 08:24:13 PM
Quote from: TWC
Would you or your bride wear this?

No.
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Post by: McQ on August 05, 2012, 09:56:12 PM
Aperture, ISO and shutter speed  :)

Oops! Forgot to include the juicy details!  :)

I had the 1.4X teleconverter on the 300mm lens, giving it a 420mm equivalence.

EXIF Summary:   Shutter 1/250s; Aperture f/4.5;  ISO 200;  420mm (35mm eq:420mm)
Center weighted average metering, no exposure compensation.
So you have a full frame sensor in the body? Which body?

Nikon D3s. It's my friend.  ;D
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Post by: McQ on August 05, 2012, 09:58:20 PM
Quote from: McQ
Center weighted average metering, no exposure compensation.
  Is that why we see no stars?  IMO stars would spoil it, and the moon is certainly perfectly exposed.

Yes. The Moon is so many times brighter than the stars that if I made my exposure so that you could even barely see the stars, the entire frame would be blown out by the brightness of the Moon. It would be that over exposed.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on August 08, 2012, 06:53:16 AM
A couple of lucky shots I got at work today:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7738020854_9cb6049a2c.jpg)

I think this is a falcon, but I'm not really sure, it may be a hawk.  I looked up how to tell them apart, and I'm still not sure.  Frustrating thing about this picture is that just as I put my camera away, he flew off.  I would have loved to have gotten of picture of him in flight.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/7738017708_aaac89e89f.jpg)

Took this one just as I was leaving work.  I've seen coyotes in the area more than a few times, and some much closer than this, but never one out and hunting so early in the evening. 
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on August 08, 2012, 07:43:10 AM
I think this is a falcon, but I'm not really sure, it may be a hawk. 

Cool.
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Post by: OldGit on August 08, 2012, 10:34:29 AM
Interesting photos, BCE!  I wouldn't know exactly what the bird is, but it's pretty in a mean sort of way.

If the other one were a fox in England, I'd say he was a bit bold to be out in the open so early, but it does happen.
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Post by: Siz on August 08, 2012, 01:22:02 PM
Check out this fella, asleep on my lawn this morning. He sat up when he heard me open the door and just sat and stared.
Yeah, I know they're unclean and verminous blah, blah, blah. But I think they're beautiful.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7738695692_54e53a8f5c_z.jpg)
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Post by: Sandra Craft on August 08, 2012, 05:37:37 PM
Check out this fella, asleep on my lawn this morning. He sat up when he heard me open the door and just sat and stared.
Yeah, I know they're unclean and verminous blah, blah, blah. But I think they're beautiful.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7738695692_54e53a8f5c_z.jpg)

I think foxes are adorable -- like somebody mixed a dog and a cat in the best way possible.  We used to have foxes where I work too, but people in the surrounding houses complained that they ate their cats so the foxes where trapped and removed.  Within a few years, the ground squirrel population exploded and the area was literally overrun with them.  When a pack of coyotes finally moved into the area and started eating the squirrels, no one complained -- they just kept their cats indoors, which they should have been doing in the first place.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on August 08, 2012, 05:44:55 PM
Interesting photos, BCE!  I wouldn't know exactly what the bird is, but it's pretty in a mean sort of way.


Heh -- yeah, reminds me of that old Gary Larson cartoon: birds of prey know they're cool (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media.airspacemag.com/images/Birds%2Bof%2BPrey.jpg&imgrefurl=http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/can-we-please-stop-hotlinking-pics/20411/page784/&usg=__tY0aoBN4jlpXaCzXhnzBRjXCTU8=&h=636&w=500&sz=84&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=OXBuCw7mUbgJJM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=97&ei=3JYiUJGZCYrmygGYy4DgBA&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=87&vpy=147&dur=2139&hovh=253&hovw=199&tx=121&ty=133&sig=102945985830066186817&page=1&ndsp=2&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:55)
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Post by: OldGit on September 02, 2012, 10:56:21 AM
They are both beautiful shots, I like #2 best, though.  Don't knock the i-phone, the results are fine.

Some folks have been kind enough to say I'm lucky living in Britain where there's all that architecture to photograph, but I wish I could get a crack at some of your American scenery.
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Post by: OldGit on May 10, 2014, 08:00:38 PM
Those are splendid photos  - worth falling off a medium cliff for, I'd say. ;D
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Post by: Steeler on December 15, 2014, 01:03:31 AM
(http://s26.postimg.org/jvemsq8ah/0803141626.jpg)
Pic of my boy hanging at one of our favorite play spots.

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Post by: jumbojak on December 15, 2014, 02:00:33 AM
You're from PA, right Steeler? Did they ever catch that bunch that was stealing bridges a few years ago? Or was that Idaho? ??? I can't remember, but it seems very odd that Pennsylvania and Idaho would be confused in my head.
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Post by: Steeler on December 15, 2014, 03:20:02 AM
I'm actually from Indiana. Being a Steeler fan I can see why you thought I was from PA though! :D
Stealing bridges? Seriously? How the hell would one steal a bridge?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Guardian85 on December 15, 2014, 05:45:32 AM
I'm actually from Indiana. Being a Steeler fan I can see why you thought I was from PA though! :D
Stealing bridges? Seriously? How the hell would one steal a bridge?
Piece by piece. The scrap value of quality steel is quite high. it's one of the reason I have spent quite a few nights patrolling construction sites.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on December 15, 2014, 05:56:43 AM
That middle one is staring at The Asmo. :( Why is that middle one staring at The Asmo? :( Did Tank put it up to it?  :( He DID, didn't he?! >:( *Muttering about watching, unfairness... The usual*

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on December 15, 2014, 02:38:39 PM
I'm actually from Indiana. Being a Steeler fan I can see why you thought I was from PA though! :D
Stealing bridges? Seriously? How the hell would one steal a bridge?
Piece by piece. The scrap value of quality steel is quite high. it's one of the reason I have spent quite a few nights patrolling construction sites.

Yup. Especially with older stuff that might not be watched too carefully. There were a few guys who painted their truck like the power company's some years ago so they could start stealing old telegraph wire without disturbance along the 460 section of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. They managed to get a few miles worth before anyone noticed!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Steeler on December 15, 2014, 08:01:37 PM
Just googled some bridge stealing. Jeez, I hate a thief!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Essie Mae on December 15, 2014, 11:08:20 PM
That middle one is staring at The Asmo. :( Why is that middle one staring at The Asmo? :( Did Tank put it up to it?  :( He DID, didn't he?! >:( *Muttering about watching, unfairness... The usual*

 ;D  ;D  ;D

Don't be ridiculous Asmo, he's quite obviously more scared of you than you are of him.
(Fantastic cakes by the way)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Asmodean on December 16, 2014, 02:04:59 AM
Well, it SHOULD be scared!  >:( Watching The Asmo like that..!  >:( The Asmo ought to SMITE it and squish it and feed it to ratties!  >:(
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Steeler on December 16, 2014, 02:20:08 AM
(http://s27.postimg.org/f66svqzb7/0813142053.jpg)
I guess I should include a pic of my baby girl. Well, her head anyway!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Steeler on December 16, 2014, 02:23:57 AM
(http://s21.postimg.org/ryzdatlx3/0727131455.jpg)
Doing what we love to do.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Steeler on December 16, 2014, 02:24:53 AM
Damn, didn't mean for those pics to be so big
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 16, 2014, 04:48:21 AM
Add a "width=x" to your image tags, with x being the number of pixels you want the image to be.  So the text inside the first bracket reads "img width=500"

I'd comment on the pictures, but I can't see them on my phone  :P
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Steeler on December 16, 2014, 05:08:22 AM
Add a "width=x" to your image tags, with x being the number of pixels you want the image to be.  So the text inside the first bracket reads "img width=500"

I'd comment on the pictures, but I can't see them on my phone  :P

There we go. Thanks Pasta!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on December 16, 2014, 08:53:19 AM
Love the photos Steeler.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on December 16, 2014, 12:08:34 PM
Lovely pics!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 16, 2014, 05:54:38 PM
Ahh I love ATVs!  They're pretty much illegal to ride here unless you're on private property.  It sucks.  Not only because they're super fucking fun, but because now we have assholes riding them illegally all over the place, shredding the bridle paths, digging ruts into the snowmobile trails and leaving exposed loose rock all over the hiking and biking paths.  Not to mention endangering all the people and animals who use those trails. 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Steeler on December 16, 2014, 08:42:13 PM
Well that does suck! I've seen a couple riding areas shut down due to assholes disrespecting others and the land.
We have 2 state owned off-road parks and a shitload of private parks here in Indiana, or with the proper sticker you can ride the county roads as well. Pretty atv friendly state.

That pic was taken at Black Mountain in Kentucky. We try and do some mountain riding at least once a year.
Love riding!!!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on December 17, 2014, 06:49:18 AM
(http://s21.postimg.org/ryzdatlx3/0727131455.jpg)
Doing what we love to do.
so jelous!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on December 19, 2014, 03:24:31 AM
Maria, do you have some mountainous terrain in your country?  These are not big mountains but they can be both beautiful and intimidating at the same time.  We have some colossal mountains in the western part of the US, the Rocky Mountain range, but Kentucky and nearby states have lesser ones. Lesser perhaps but thrilling to explore.

Those ugly man made  things in the background are electric transmission lines. Those lines may run for hundreds of kilometers. There is usually a navigable trail, of some sort, underneath them. The trail is necessary because of the need for access to power lines by the people who maintain them. Those trails, are often rugged and difficult, but usually traversable. Power line riding is a favorite venue for off road motorcyclists and All terrain vehicle, (ATV), enthusiasts. I used to ride my motorcycle on those trails when I was young, energetic, foolhardy, and smitten with adventure lust. I envy Steeler. 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: this-gospel on December 19, 2014, 05:42:22 AM
All things photography.
Photos you took.
Photos you are in.
Photos you like.
Photos that tell a story.

Photography is my hobby and I got my first proper camera in '77. One of my daughters became a professional photographer (proud dad smily required).

I you need help adding photographs to your posts then there is a post about it here http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7484.0

This is a glass wing butterfly at Bristol Zoo.

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8462/dsc1953g.jpg)

Hi! Can you help me? I have this theory on how our eyes work. I need to test out this theory. I need help in photography. I want to build a simple pin hole camera to do this. How do I turn my room into a simple dark room. Thank you!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on December 19, 2014, 06:53:16 AM
Quote


Maria, do you have some mountainous terrain in your country?  These are not big mountains but they can be both beautiful and intimidating at the same time.  We have some colossal mountains in the western part of the US, the Rocky Mountain range, but Kentucky and nearby states have lesser ones. Lesser perhaps but thrilling to explore.

of course. It's the troodos mountains, which take up a huge part of the island and the pentadaktylos range which is amazing but in the occupied area. I visit the troodos almost every sunday. It has beautiful forests and mountaisn

the "jealous" was for the renting a "hog" as we call them with a buddy and go adventuring XD
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on December 19, 2014, 08:11:26 AM
...

Hi! Can you help me? I have this theory on how our eyes work. I need to test out this theory. I need help in photography. I want to build a simple pin hole camera to do this. How do I turn my room into a simple dark room. Thank you!

Here is your camera Pin hole camera (http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/science-museum-pinhole-camera-kit.html?gclid=CKPNxObR0cICFabLtAodfWQAHw)

How to build a Dark Room (http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-build-a-low-budget-darkroom--photo-14293)

Unless you are really determined to do it yourself and regularly I'd get somebody else to do your processing. A dark room is a big investment in time and equipment if you're only going to process a couple of rolls of film. I would say you'd be better to find a local professional lab that will process and print your photos knowing what the content is and how it was made.

How does that sound?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on December 19, 2014, 11:51:29 PM
Maria, thank you for the topological/geography lesson. I often correspond with a person on another forum. He lives in Latvia. I am learning a little bit about that country too.

That you call ATVs "hogs", is an interesting description, perhaps appropriate because they thrive in mud and can go almost anywhere. In the US the term "Hog" refers to a Harley Davidson motorcycle. They are beastly things that weigh 375 kg. more or less....often more. They are not in the least appropriate for off road riding. The term is actually a name of endearment for those who choose that brand.

Here in Florida we have feral pigs that are called hogs. They grow to impressive sizes, more than 100 kg, and they are aggressive and dangerous critters if challenged. They have huge "tushes" or protruding canine like teeth that can be lethal. They are found in the forests and the ATV riders encounter them occasionally.

 

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Crow on December 20, 2014, 05:44:56 AM
...

Hi! Can you help me? I have this theory on how our eyes work. I need to test out this theory. I need help in photography. I want to build a simple pin hole camera to do this. How do I turn my room into a simple dark room. Thank you!

Here is your camera Pin hole camera (http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/science-museum-pinhole-camera-kit.html?gclid=CKPNxObR0cICFabLtAodfWQAHw)

How to build a Dark Room (http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-build-a-low-budget-darkroom--photo-14293)

Unless you are really determined to do it yourself and regularly I'd get somebody else to do your processing. A dark room is a big investment in time and equipment if you're only going to process a couple of rolls of film. I would say you'd be better to find a local professional lab that will process and print your photos knowing what the content is and how it was made.

How does that sound?

Or join a film based photography course. Much cheaper and everything is easily accessible.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on December 25, 2014, 02:39:32 PM
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/OG-800_zps7f06fd8a.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/RamblingSyd/media/OG-800_zps7f06fd8a.jpg.html)

Happy Crimbo to one and all!
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Post by: Buddy on December 25, 2014, 03:56:48 PM
Aww that shirt is perfect!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on December 25, 2014, 04:39:24 PM
Thank you, Buddy!  It was a present from Mrs Git. :D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on December 25, 2014, 08:08:29 PM
Love the jumper  ;D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on December 25, 2014, 11:02:16 PM
You're thinner, you look good OldGit!
You look so much like my 7th-grade teacher, he was my favorite.  :)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on December 26, 2014, 05:35:01 PM
Thank you, Mags.  ;D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on November 08, 2015, 05:30:32 AM
Photography is important to me. I take a lot of photos for the local paper of high school sports and other events. I also do some landscape and event photography. Hopefully all of these are appropriate to this forum.

I may have become an atheist but the people in this church and their support through other parts of my life have been very important to me.

(https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/Mound-Church/Mound-Church-building/i-fPr22Nf/0/L/mound%20road-L.jpg)

This little guy ate too much of my garden this summer...but he was really cute.

(https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-2Gbdvp3/1/L/IMG_0562-L.jpg)

Some friends of mine own the pasture on either side of this road.

(https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/North-of-Rhame-ND/i-MgBTMdS/0/L/IMG_3299-L.jpg)

North Dakota isn't flat.

(https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/North-of-Rhame-ND/i-TP9pjzc/0/L/IMG_3284-L.jpg)
(https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest-1/i-TSqd3Nt/0/L/IMG_9010-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: OldGit on November 08, 2015, 10:44:34 AM
Some nice shots there, WtS.  And you have some beautiful landscape to work on.
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Post by: Buddy on November 08, 2015, 03:28:13 PM
That rabbit is freaking adorable
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Guardian85 on November 08, 2015, 03:28:55 PM
That rabbit is freaking adorable
I bet it 's really tasty, too.  8)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 08, 2015, 06:17:10 PM
WtS this thread was made for you! Keep 'um comin' dude!

Love the bunny photo. Spot on focus and depth of field.  May I enquire about the lens used?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on November 08, 2015, 07:22:48 PM
cool landscapes :D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on November 08, 2015, 07:54:03 PM

Love the bunny photo. Spot on focus and depth of field.  May I enquire about the lens used?

It's a Canon 200mm f2.8 lens. Usually it's my "football lens" but between the tame baby bunny and this lens, I was able to get some good closeups and video footage in great lighting.

Some nice shots there, WtS.  And you have some beautiful landscape to work on.

Thanks! Southwestern North Dakota does not look at all like what people picture when they think of North Dakota.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 08, 2015, 07:58:21 PM
The back lighting was very fortuitous. Take it while you can get it!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on November 09, 2015, 05:21:04 AM
The back lighting was very fortuitous. Take it while you can get it!

People always remark on the veins in its little ears. I was glad the rabbit stayed out in the light while I ran inside for my camera.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 09, 2015, 08:24:12 AM
The back lighting was very fortuitous. Take it while you can get it!

People always remark on the veins in its little ears. I was glad the rabbit stayed out in the light while I ran inside for my camera.
Yes. After you get over the initial cuteness of the subject and start looking in detail the veins do catch ones eye.
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Post by: MariaEvri on November 11, 2015, 01:55:49 PM
(http://img13.deviantart.net/f115/i/2015/116/5/6/1da_18_4_205_kourvellos_lefkara_d3100_453_by_poseidonsimons_s-d8r3ddl.jpg)

here's one from me. A large rock formation called "kourvellos"
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Post by: Tank on November 11, 2015, 06:25:40 PM
That looks like a wonderful place to walk.
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Post by: OldGit on November 11, 2015, 08:01:32 PM
Nice shot, Maria.
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Post by: Guardian85 on November 11, 2015, 08:12:16 PM
That moment when you realize the hunting trip is gonna start sucking in about 5 minutes...
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8c92/y4zgksyqt9pyc5g4g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/y4zgksyqt9pyc5g/20141025_145156.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on November 11, 2015, 08:20:08 PM
That moment when you realize the hunting trip is gonna start sucking in about 5 minutes...
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8c92/y4zgksyqt9pyc5g4g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/y4zgksyqt9pyc5g/20141025_145156.jpg)
I doubt you'd get a lot of sympathy from your potential quarry  :puppysnicker:
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Post by: Recusant on November 11, 2015, 08:23:59 PM
. . . A large rock formation called "kourvellos"

Wonderful image, MariaEvri--I'm imagining what the aromas of the greenery are like, there.

* * *

That moment when you realize the hunting trip is gonna start sucking in about 5 minutes...

Very evocative! Little doubt that rain is on the way.

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Post by: MariaEvri on November 12, 2015, 02:03:52 PM
That looks like a wonderful place to walk.

just make sure you don bring your car otherwise it's gonna hate you for the rest of the month
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Post by: MariaEvri on November 12, 2015, 02:05:05 PM
That moment when you realize the hunting trip is gonna start sucking in about 5 minutes...
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8c92/y4zgksyqt9pyc5g4g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/y4zgksyqt9pyc5g/20141025_145156.jpg)

hehe I love storms. I love driving in the rain and watching theclouds roll over the mountains
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Post by: Magdalena on November 12, 2015, 06:17:19 PM
^^^
Me too.  :smilenod:
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Post by: Guardian85 on November 12, 2015, 09:41:57 PM

hehe I love storms. I love driving in the rain and watching theclouds roll over the mountains
I love a good rain storm, too..........when I'm indoors.  :reading:
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Post by: Sandra Craft on November 13, 2015, 12:16:37 AM

hehe I love storms. I love driving in the rain and watching theclouds roll over the mountains
I love a good rain storm, too..........when I'm indoors.  :reading:

Well, yes for the indoors.  Nothing I love better than falling asleep to the sound of rain.
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Post by: Magdalena on November 13, 2015, 03:17:30 AM

hehe I love storms. I love driving in the rain and watching theclouds roll over the mountains
I love a good rain storm, too..........when I'm indoors.  :reading:

Well, yes for the indoors.  Nothing I love better than falling asleep to the sound of rain.

Awww... :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on December 13, 2015, 09:21:14 PM
It was frosty this morning.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12360289_1016587365058431_2922530356509035959_n.jpg?oh=f22eeb48ea0ab7e7b2c583ab7eafb237&oe=571CC18D)
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Post by: MariaEvri on December 14, 2015, 04:49:35 PM
(http://orig09.deviantart.net/179e/f/2015/345/f/0/23_11_2014_sparrow_taking_a_bath_by_poseidonsimons_s-d9jtv7j.jpg)

here's a cute lil sparrow taking a bath
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Post by: MariaEvri on December 14, 2015, 04:49:59 PM
It was frosty this morning.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12360289_1016587365058431_2922530356509035959_n.jpg?oh=f22eeb48ea0ab7e7b2c583ab7eafb237&oe=571CC18D)

cool bring some here. I hate christmas with sun and heat!!
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Post by: Tank on December 14, 2015, 06:18:04 PM
(http://orig09.deviantart.net/179e/f/2015/345/f/0/23_11_2014_sparrow_taking_a_bath_by_poseidonsimons_s-d9jtv7j.jpg)

here's a cute lil sparrow taking a bath
Excellent!
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Post by: Tank on December 14, 2015, 06:19:06 PM
It was frosty this morning.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12360289_1016587365058431_2922530356509035959_n.jpg?oh=f22eeb48ea0ab7e7b2c583ab7eafb237&oe=571CC18D)

cool bring some here. I hate christmas with sun and heat!!

I'd bring some,but it would melt  :-\
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 11, 2016, 07:04:11 PM
I came across this photograph  on Twitter this morning by a guy I follow named Matt Pinner, and thought it was quite spectacular.

Location is somewheres in England, around Dorset I believe, and it is called Durdle Door Sunrise. (Not sure who or what Durdles are, but they're doors are nice...perhaps they are similar to Hobbits?)

Photographers information:
http://www.theshedgallery.com/gallery?q=Matt+pinner
Matt pinner
@Matt_Pinner

(http://i.imgur.com/KYzHtXb.jpg)


Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Claireliontamer on January 11, 2016, 07:13:50 PM
You should also follow this guy too:
http://www.davezphotography.co.uk  he's on twitter too.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 11, 2016, 08:37:25 PM
You should also follow this guy too:
http://www.davezphotography.co.uk  he's on twitter too.

Thanks I'm now following The Yorkshire Lens, very nice work.

...and although this isn't his prettiest piece it did make me chortle (1/2 dozen broken eggs at discount).

(http://i.imgur.com/tR0cLdx.jpg)

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Claireliontamer on January 11, 2016, 08:49:21 PM
You should also follow this guy too:
http://www.davezphotography.co.uk  he's on twitter too.

Thanks I'm now following The Yorkshire Lens, very nice work.

...and although this isn't his prettiest piece it did make me chortle (1/2 dozen broken eggs at discount).

(http://i.imgur.com/tR0cLdx.jpg)

He's a funny guy. He's suddenly become really popular in the last year, mainly through twitter. I started following him when he had less than 1000 followers, now he's over 80k.  Plus he tends to photograph Yorkshire a lot, so he has rhe best subject matter to work with.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 16, 2016, 02:45:31 AM
I took this afternoon off work, had been a long week, and I needed a break so I took my bike out for a ride on some of the local trails. Unfortunately it was warming up too much (Actually raining now) so the trails were turning to slop in areas, but still it was nice to get out into the fresh air.
Then I saw this little foxy lady. Pretty isn't she? Was pleasantly surprised how close I was able to get to her, fortunately the bike makes little or no noise in the woods.

(http://i.imgur.com/4vQpRST.png)

Cool thing she turned back and looked at me.

(http://i.imgur.com/NgWDXyG.png)
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Post by: Buddy on January 16, 2016, 02:57:21 AM
Whereabouts in Michigan are you Bruno? It looks really cold.
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Post by: Magdalena on January 16, 2016, 02:59:17 AM
Is this the same trail where you fall all the time, and break something?
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 16, 2016, 03:12:44 AM
Whereabouts in Michigan are you Bruno? It looks really cold.

I'm in Southeast Michigan Bud, just outside the Detroit area (I live in Dearborn)...it warmed up here today, it was colder earlier this week and we did get a decent amount of snow as well which the rain is melting.

Supposed to get a low of 4F on Sunday, but no snow in the forecast for the coming week, makes me sad:(


Is this the same trail where you fall all the time, and break something?

It's one of many connected trails in the area Mags, we have miles and miles. Actually a group of us working to connect our trails to another network of trails west of us. SuperMegaTrail!

Yes my dearest Mags I have fallen in this area, once or twice, maybe several times, however. Never broke anything except my bike on a fall in this area. Ha!
I tend to injure myself (Oh and thanks for remembering) at one or two of the state parks close by.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Buddy on January 16, 2016, 03:16:23 AM
Whereabouts in Michigan are you Bruno? It looks really cold.

I'm in Southeast Michigan Bud, just outside the Detroit area (I live in Dearborn)...it warmed up here today, it was colder earlier this week and we did get a decent amount of snow as well which the rain is melting.

Supposed to get a low of 4F on Sunday, but no snow in the forecast for the coming week, makes me sad:(


Too bad you don't live in the southwest part. The university I go to is about a 15 minute drive from Niles.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 16, 2016, 04:29:16 AM
I know where Niles is, maybe the next time I have to go to Grand Rapids for work I can swing by and visit with you and your horse.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 02, 2016, 02:17:27 PM
I took this picture up in northern Michigan earlier this winter at my daughter and son-in-law's place, looks peaceful doesn't it?

Anyway I'm headed back up there in a couple weeks and there is a lot more snow up there now than there was in this picture, so I'll have to take another picture when I'm up there for comparison's sake.


(http://i.imgur.com/IEgnUHC.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 02, 2016, 02:42:24 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12662711_10153214509200981_1152848333093224391_n.jpg?oh=fbee4cbfe31f5ab0eba3e806d325ef49&oe=5740975E)
Happy to see the sun is back in this part of the world.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on February 02, 2016, 06:29:55 PM
^^^
 :sadshake:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_QtHA-sdtQLw/ScKNXwNGbLI/AAAAAAAABPo/wseGEovoAUE/cold_233.gif)

 :smilenod:
:hammock:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on February 02, 2016, 07:06:16 PM
How to photograph snow (http://www.geofflawrence.com/snow.html)

Counter intuitively you have to over-expose pictures of snowfields. 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on February 03, 2016, 04:38:16 PM
I found a small trick .
If you use one of those gradient filters, usualy used for sky, but rotate it so that the dark site is at the bottom, it helps with overexposed snow
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on February 07, 2016, 12:55:30 AM
How to photograph snow (http://www.geofflawrence.com/snow.html)

Counter intuitively you have to over-expose pictures of snowfields.

Nice tips. I think they'll help me do better with snow pictures. I generally do manual exposure, so I tend to get the snow pictures right with trial and error. But, understanding snow will help me get the best from my camera. My favorite was the white balance tip. I have never gotten that quite right.

And, in North Dakota, snow should be part of my photographic repertoire.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 13, 2016, 10:08:24 AM
Day out at Scarborough 12/3/2016. New camera Fujifilm X30 straight out of the camera, Velvia colour mode.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/2756/sgp3E8.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3744/rOCjnT.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/4706/pSim89.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/7987/IEsKQm.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/2719/2HAEJs.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/4997/y10lEL.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Guardian85 on March 13, 2016, 04:37:52 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10391610_10153299684400981_7288788955600103605_n.jpg?oh=634b5780d819b01c0612e1f066489009&oe=578E3F8E)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12814431_10153299684450981_4880531238244337956_n.jpg?oh=1ce1a545df8e6502e20b920496ca81df&oe=57902215)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12003943_10153299684535981_4856008147262647255_n.jpg?oh=1d8aa92e5ad099fc9f9ee4de8df5f83b&oe=575DE860)
Went home to Andenes for the weekend to celebrate my Granny's 80th birthday. Snapped these shots down by the lighthouse. Pardon the quality, I only had a cell phone.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on March 13, 2016, 06:09:43 PM
^^^
Tank, Guardian85, those are nice!  :smilenod:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 13, 2016, 07:09:00 PM
^^^
Tank, Guardian85, those are nice!  :smilenod:

For once I agree with Maggie, those are nice pics guys...you both are making me want to travel.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on March 13, 2016, 10:32:08 PM
^^^
Tank, Guardian85, those are nice!  :smilenod:

For once I agree with Maggie, those are nice pics guys...you both are making me want to travel.

Agree with both Mags and Bruno, even the feeling like traveling part!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Bad Penny on March 15, 2016, 08:42:47 AM
My house was due for a white ant/termite treatment, they are quite hungry around here.  So to escape the stench I went south 200km to Port Stephens for a few days, it's about half way to Sydney.  There's not many large open bays like it. There's plenty of saltwater lakes but they tend to be a bit murky.  There were nice big tides, clear water, 30C temps, not a busy tourist time, almost perfect.

(http://imgur.com/EtiVHtD.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/e4XyEIN.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/8qnKK5n.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/xLBtI85.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Guardian85 on March 15, 2016, 10:20:15 AM
See, now you've gone and made me jealous.  >:(

Next thing you'll tell us is probably that you rented a jet ski and went exploring, right?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Bad Penny on March 15, 2016, 10:49:34 AM
See, now you've gone and made me jealous.  >:(

Next thing you'll tell us is probably that you rented a jet ski and went exploring, right?

Shit no, I hate those things.
We took sea kayaks, I prefer self propulsion and not killing everything in my path.

(http://i.imgur.com/cUR7klR.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on March 15, 2016, 10:49:50 AM

(http://imgur.com/xLBtI85.jpg)

So beautiful.  I don't suppose there are hidden sharks or tiny poisonous jellyfish to worry about?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Bad Penny on March 15, 2016, 11:29:07 AM

So beautiful.  I don't suppose there are hidden sharks or tiny poisonous jellyfish to worry about?

The area is a great white nursery, no body got eaten while I was there though.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2027804/great-white-shark-nursery-off-hunter-coast/
Quote
UP to 250 juvenile great white sharks are living off the Hunter coast and spending a lot of time around beaches in water depths of one to five metres, CSIRO research shows.

Tagged great whites have been tracked swimming along the coast from Lake Macquarie to Seal Rocks, maps show.

These sharks were ‘‘abundant along a section of coastal waters in the Port Stephens region’’ from about September to January each year, a CSIRO report said.

Sharks were residents ‘‘specifically along three beaches’’  – northern Stockton, Bennetts beach (Hawks Nest) and Mungo Brush, north and south of the Port Stephens estuary.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Claireliontamer on March 15, 2016, 01:03:11 PM
Beautiful photos pudding bad penny.

I'm sat looking out of my window at the gloomy grey sky wondering how to get into sea kayaking.  I'm not sure it would be the same here though!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Crow on March 15, 2016, 01:09:35 PM
Beautiful photos pudding bad penny.

I'm sat looking out of my window at the gloomy grey sky wondering how to get into sea kayaking.  I'm not sure it would be the same here though!

Easy, go down to the coast and rent one.

If you want to do more you can join the nearest club and buy your own.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Claireliontamer on March 15, 2016, 03:15:33 PM
Beautiful photos pudding bad penny.

I'm sat looking out of my window at the gloomy grey sky wondering how to get into sea kayaking.  I'm not sure it would be the same here though!

Easy, go down to the coast and rent one.

If you want to do more you can join the nearest club and buy your own.

I know I could......just not sure if it would be the same looking at grey sky and grey sea.  I do want to give it a go though, it looks like a good combination of activity and peace.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 15, 2016, 06:39:26 PM
I miss TMPs pictures. I suppose BP will just have to do  :grin:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on March 18, 2016, 01:52:43 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/1512056_964730276956449_7594812415267206567_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9)

The Bradford Pears are beginning to bloom. The local bee population seems very pleased with this turn of events.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 18, 2016, 02:53:10 PM
Nice picture JJ, I had forgotten how pretty the pear trees are when in bloom.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on March 18, 2016, 02:59:16 PM
From the Grand Canyon. (http://i.imgur.com/FgMPcIw.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on March 18, 2016, 05:57:01 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/1512056_964730276956449_7594812415267206567_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9)

The Bradford Pears are beginning to bloom. The local bee population seems very pleased with this turn of events.
Pretty.  :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on March 18, 2016, 05:59:21 PM
From the Grand Canyon. (http://i.imgur.com/FgMPcIw.jpg)
El Guapo.  :tellmemore:
(Sorry, Bruno, you're not the only one anymore.)  :(
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Buddy on March 18, 2016, 06:06:04 PM
Looks like you had a heart experience Davin. Was this you first time visiting the Grand Canyon?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on March 18, 2016, 06:10:39 PM
^^
:hug: Hi, Budhorse4! I haven't said, "Hi" to you in a while. I heard you got a new car, and good grades...Congratulations!

Please continue...
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Buddy on March 18, 2016, 06:52:15 PM
^^
:hug: Hi, Budhorse4! I haven't said, "Hi" to you in a while. I heard you got a new car, and good grades...Congratulations!

Please continue...

Yeah I came back while you were on your break.

We're like ships passing in the night.  :'(


Thanks for the 'grats, still loving the car.  ;D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on March 18, 2016, 08:18:03 PM
From the Grand Canyon. http://i.imgur.com/FgMPcIw.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/FgMPcIw.jpg)
El Guapo.  :tellmemore:
(Sorry, Bruno, you're not the only one anymore.)  :(
It is a beautiful place. I actually took pictures of a bunch of things. I'm normally not a picture taking kind of person.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on March 18, 2016, 08:24:05 PM
Looks like you had a heart experience Davin. Was this you first time visiting the Grand Canyon?
I've lived in AZ for over 15 years, and that was the first time I've been to the Grand Canyon. It was just below freezing in the morning, and got up to around 50°f by lunch time. We stayed on the main trail called "South Ridge" or something which was like a 4-5 mile trail. It was great, next time I want to hike down to the bottom then back up.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on April 02, 2016, 02:32:37 PM
Hi all!

Been perusing this thread for a while and thought I'd jump in.

My wife's been doing photography as a hobby for a while, and has even had a few prints sold (photo on canvas).
She also sends out e-cards to her business clients with her images and some apropos quote.

Here's the one for Spring 2016:
(http://sansanlaw.com/cards/SSL_Spring_E-Card_2016_web.jpg)

I think she's got a great eye! (but I'm a bit biased)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 02, 2016, 06:25:07 PM
Hi all!

Been perusing this thread for a while and thought I'd jump in.

My wife's been doing photography as a hobby for a while, and has even had a few prints sold (photo on canvas).
She also sends out e-cards to her business clients with her images and some apropos quote.

Here's the one for Spring 2016:
(http://sansanlaw.com/cards/SSL_Spring_E-Card_2016_web.jpg)

I think she's got a great eye! (but I'm a bit biased)

That's very nice Joe, I like her photo, especially how the blueish background is out of focus compared to the flower, very warm (Nice maze and blue, very Michigan). So yes I would agree that she does have a great eye, but than she did pick you so now I'm a bit suspect?... ;D

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on April 02, 2016, 09:17:52 PM
That's very nice Joe, I like her photo, especially how the blueish background is out of focus compared to the flower, very warm (Nice maze and blue, very Michigan). So yes I would agree that she does have a great eye, but than she did pick you so now I'm a bit suspect?... ;D

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.

I agree... Hey! Wait a second...

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)

Most are taken on hikes or in our yard.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 03, 2016, 02:10:34 AM
That's very nice Joe, I like her photo, especially how the blueish background is out of focus compared to the flower, very warm (Nice maze and blue, very Michigan). So yes I would agree that she does have a great eye, but than she did pick you so now I'm a bit suspect?... ;D

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.

I agree... Hey! Wait a second...

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)

Most are taken on hikes or in our yard.

Very nice, you must have one helluva garden in your yard, very beautiful photos. I really like the "Yellow Pom Poms". Never seen those before that I can recall, wonderful photo.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on April 03, 2016, 02:23:05 AM
That's very nice Joe, I like her photo, especially how the blueish background is out of focus compared to the flower, very warm (Nice maze and blue, very Michigan). So yes I would agree that she does have a great eye, but than she did pick you so now I'm a bit suspect?... ;D

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.

I agree... Hey! Wait a second...

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)

Most are taken on hikes or in our yard.

Very nice, you must have one helluva garden in your yard, very beautiful photos. I really like the "Yellow Pom Poms". Never seen those before that I can recall, wonderful photo.
Thanks!
My wife says it was in a yard in the Los Feliz area of LA.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 03, 2016, 09:41:26 AM
That's very nice Joe, I like her photo, especially how the blueish background is out of focus compared to the flower, very warm (Nice maze and blue, very Michigan). So yes I would agree that she does have a great eye, but than she did pick you so now I'm a bit suspect?... ;D

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.

I agree... Hey! Wait a second...

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)

Most are taken on hikes or in our yard.
Lovely work there.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tom62 on April 03, 2016, 02:24:18 PM
^I agree. These photos are lovely.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on April 03, 2016, 10:31:26 PM
A scene in the French Alps. I love low-hanging landscape fruit!

(http://i63.tinypic.com/316nek9.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on April 04, 2016, 02:07:50 AM
^I agree. These photos are lovely.

Many thanks Tom and Tank!

Rec: Where's the Von Trapp family?
(very picturesque)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 04, 2016, 03:16:07 AM
...

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.

I agree... Hey! Wait a second...

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)
...
(http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/1916-Pretty-Vine-032015-w-150x150.jpg) (http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/3759-Bee-Kind-082015-w-150x150.jpg) (http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/6142-Pin-Wheel-122015-w-150x150.jpg)
So pretty.  :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 04, 2016, 04:20:07 AM

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)

Most are taken on hikes or in our yard.

I love your wife's work.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 04, 2016, 04:43:50 AM

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)

Most are taken on hikes or in our yard.

I love your wife's work.
:love:  :love:  :love:
BCE,
I love your avatar. 
:love:  :love:  :love:
(http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=134;type=avatar)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 04, 2016, 04:54:44 AM

 :love:  :love:  :love:
BCE,
I love your avatar. 
:love:  :love:  :love:
(http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=134;type=avatar)

Me too.  CA has its own FB page, which is where I lifted this from.  I'll probably go back to my book and cat soon enough, but right now I'm loving my bear and poppies.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on April 04, 2016, 02:09:28 PM
...

Does Mrs Joeactor have a website? Would like to see more.

I agree... Hey! Wait a second...

Yes, some of her other photos are here:
http://www.sansanlee.com (http://www.sansanlee.com)
...
(http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/1916-Pretty-Vine-032015-w-150x150.jpg) (http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/3759-Bee-Kind-082015-w-150x150.jpg) (http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/6142-Pin-Wheel-122015-w-150x150.jpg)
So pretty.  :tellmemore:

Thanks! The first and third are actually the same flower (Devil's Trumpet), and the second one graces my bathroom by the sink.

And thank you, BCE ;-)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 04, 2016, 05:50:49 PM
^^^
I'm not surprised to find out that the flower I find attractive is called, "The Devil's Trumpet." :snicker:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 04, 2016, 09:10:54 PM
Adorable!  And you all look so happy, what a great memory this is going to make.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 04, 2016, 09:40:43 PM
Lovely memories.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 05, 2016, 02:43:29 AM
Lovely grandchildren,...how nice you could spend so much time together.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 10, 2016, 03:24:13 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3692/CtbcdO.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on April 10, 2016, 03:47:19 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3692/CtbcdO.jpg)

Lovely color - I don't think we have those near us. Do you know what kind of flower it is?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 10, 2016, 04:04:31 PM
It's a Bluebell.


This is a Pussy Willow bud opening.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/yzeFmr.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 10, 2016, 04:08:17 PM
Very pleased with the macro capability of my Fujifilm X30.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Claireliontamer on April 10, 2016, 05:17:34 PM
It's a Bluebell.



Great photos Tank.  Bluebells are amongst my favourite flowers. 

Joe, they can be really spectacular to see, they form seas of colour in British (and maybe other countries too?) woodlands.  Like this:

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1780987.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Path%20through%20the%20bluebell%20wood%20at%20Coton%20Manor,%20Northamptonshire.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 10, 2016, 05:42:13 PM
And the smell is wonderful.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 10, 2016, 07:07:30 PM
I love Bluebells as well, and I find that picture so utterly beautiful. Seems like the most peaceful place on earth, would love to stroll along the path until I found a spot against a tree to sit, and simply just sit and listen, read a book, maybe take a nap.


This is a picture of all of the different tones and colors of sand from the Sahara Desert, looks like a painter's palette doesn't it?



(http://i.imgur.com/Zgr2I6V.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 11, 2016, 03:46:18 AM
Campanilla Azul was my favorite flower in El Salvador. I think this is why I find Mrs. Joeactor’s flower--The Devil’s Trumpet, and Tank’s flower--The Bluebell, so beautiful.  :tellmemore:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3692/CtbcdO.jpg)
Mr. Tank’s Bluebell



(http://www.sansanlee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/1916-Pretty-Vine-032015-w-150x150.jpg)
Mrs. Joeactor’s Devil's Trumpet



(http://www.stonek.com/FOTOS/piria06/piria9684.jpg)
Campanilla Azul.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 11, 2016, 05:36:43 AM
Very pleased with the macro capability of my Fujifilm X30.

No kidding!  I love those close ups.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 11, 2016, 05:51:53 AM
That bluebell at the top looks like a predatory insect preparing to strike. Perhaps it's really an alien.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on April 11, 2016, 07:10:27 AM
It's a Bluebell.



Great photos Tank.  Bluebells are amongst my favourite flowers. 

Joe, they can be really spectacular to see, they form seas of colour in British (and maybe other countries too?) woodlands.  Like this:

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1780987.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Path%20through%20the%20bluebell%20wood%20at%20Coton%20Manor,%20Northamptonshire.jpg)

now that's beautiful!
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Post by: joeactor on April 11, 2016, 07:48:50 PM
It's a Bluebell.

Great photos Tank.  Bluebells are amongst my favourite flowers. 

Joe, they can be really spectacular to see, they form seas of colour in British (and maybe other countries too?) woodlands.  Like this:

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1780987.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Path%20through%20the%20bluebell%20wood%20at%20Coton%20Manor,%20Northamptonshire.jpg)

Beautiful!

Yes, we have them here. Guess I just never looked closely...
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Post by: Buddy on April 14, 2016, 01:10:19 AM
Spent the afternoon learning how to wax a car with my stepdad. I think I did pretty okay for my first time

(https://i.imgur.com/BLp8Xpd.jpg)

And we had to take a selfie with his car, aptly named Vader

(https://i.imgur.com/qfJWXmD.jpg)
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Post by: Magdalena on April 14, 2016, 05:01:20 AM
Budhorse4 you look so pretty...always, in every picture.  :tellmemore:
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Post by: Buddy on April 14, 2016, 02:31:54 PM
Budhorse4 you look so pretty...always, in every picture.  :tellmemore:

Mags you are so sweet!!!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/dGJ81LuuTSO0U/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 14, 2016, 06:12:03 PM
Spent the afternoon learning how to wax a car with my stepdad. I think I did pretty okay for my first time

(https://i.imgur.com/BLp8Xpd.jpg)


Hey Bud,

Seems like your Mini has an admirer?!

(http://i.imgur.com/cKJVWGY.jpg)
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Post by: Buddy on April 14, 2016, 06:27:51 PM
Makes sense, Minis roam in packs after all.  ;D

(Did you find a random Mini Cooper and write on it? Because that's hilarious.)
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 14, 2016, 06:43:48 PM
Makes sense, Minis roam in packs after all.  ;D

(Did you find a random Mini Cooper and write on it? Because that's hilarious.)

Yes I did, as I've noticed that car all this week in the parking garage at our office. Not only is it a mini, but the amount of dirt on it made it stand out as well, looks like it was in a road rally or something.

Anyway today it was parked two spots over from mine, so as I was leaving I whipped out my phone and wrote the note. I wonder what the owner will think when they see it (I think the owner is a woman because mini has long, black eyebrows that are attached to the headlamps...looks really cute)

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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 15, 2016, 03:17:02 PM
This is nice.

(http://i.imgur.com/vfYsK4I.jpg)
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Post by: Hardvark on April 15, 2016, 03:22:23 PM
This is nice.

(http://i.imgur.com/vfYsK4I.jpg)
Not if you support Dortmund it isn't.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 15, 2016, 03:32:13 PM
This is nice.

(http://i.imgur.com/vfYsK4I.jpg)
Not if you support Dortmund it isn't.

Is this better?

(http://i.imgur.com/6epZjtM.jpg)
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Post by: Hardvark on April 15, 2016, 04:08:02 PM
(https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M5fe5528772f3b302368c9131ac93889ao0&w=300&h=177&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0)
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Post by: Buddy on April 18, 2016, 04:36:47 PM
Hey Bruno! Look what came in the mail today!

(https://i.imgur.com/KY42Swj.jpg)
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 18, 2016, 10:06:58 PM
Hey Bruno! Look what came in the mail today!

(https://i.imgur.com/KY42Swj.jpg)

I love it Bud! Awesome, that looks really cool, and I'm so happy you used the letter "K" instead of a letter "C".

Well that is an honor I tell you, and I'm sooooooo proud of our "little Kar"...thank you for going with my suggestion, seeing that has really made my day.

Plus who knows where this kind of exposure will take me? I mean literally thousands, and thousands of people are going to see that car driving around (Especially the way you drive) and they are going to notice not only the cute driver, but the cute license plate.

This could be big for me. They may ask me next to name the next series of manned space vehicles, or ships, maybe my son-in laws new tractor?

Anyway, thanks again Bud, the car and the plate look awesome together, and I'm happy for you with your new car. Enjoy the roads this summer.

Peace.
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Post by: Magdalena on April 18, 2016, 10:22:13 PM
 :clapping: Good job, Bruno de la Pole.
Maybe you should contact UK's National Environment Research Council and name their new research vessel.  :shrug:
http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=14403.msg329333#new
 (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=14403.msg329333#new)
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Post by: Buddy on April 18, 2016, 11:19:35 PM
I'm glad that the license plate worked, I came in with a list of ten and it was one of two that were available. Who knows Bruno, maybe Charlie and I will head north sometime this summer.  ;)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 23, 2016, 03:57:09 PM
This reminded me of those lovely bluebell pictures that were posted earlier in this thread.

(http://i.imgur.com/6cgmP47.jpg)


Shark just as it is about to break the surface tension of the water! (This reminds me of a painting, but I can't remember which one)

(http://i.imgur.com/X9Obw4z.jpg)
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Post by: Sandra Craft on April 24, 2016, 02:17:46 AM

Shark just as it is about to break the surface tension of the water! (This reminds me of a painting, but I can't remember which one)

(http://i.imgur.com/X9Obw4z.jpg)

Incredible!  Do you mind if I share this one with a friend?  She's a shark fanatic.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 24, 2016, 02:48:44 AM

Shark just as it is about to break the surface tension of the water! (This reminds me of a painting, but I can't remember which one)

(http://i.imgur.com/X9Obw4z.jpg)

Incredible!  Do you mind if I share this one with a friend?  She's a shark fanatic.

Please do.
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Post by: Magdalena on April 24, 2016, 04:39:21 AM
Bruno, did you take this shark picture?
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 24, 2016, 05:04:59 AM
Bruno, did you take this shark picture?

No I didn't, sorry I meant to paste this when replied to Books.

Photo credit goes to reddit user Matt_Dave.

Photograph is about 2 years old.
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Post by: Magdalena on April 24, 2016, 05:07:39 AM
Bruno, did you take this shark picture?

No I didn't, sorry I meant to paste this when replied to Books.

Photo credit goes to reddit user Matt_Dave.

Photograph is about 2 years old.
OK, but you could also take a picture as good as that one if you wanted to, right?  :grin:
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Post by: Sandra Craft on April 24, 2016, 07:16:45 AM
Bruno, did you take this shark picture?

No I didn't, sorry I meant to paste this when replied to Books.

Photo credit goes to reddit user Matt_Dave.

Photograph is about 2 years old.

Thanks, I'll be sure to let my friend know -- she's going to lose her mind over this!
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Post by: hermes2015 on April 24, 2016, 11:59:45 AM
Wall Detail - Venice, Italy

(http://i.imgur.com/mBDHlza.jpg)
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Post by: Recusant on April 24, 2016, 05:03:39 PM
The eroded textures on the stucco are interesting, and the rusted decorative nut and anchor plate have some great color. Excellent!
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Post by: hermes2015 on April 24, 2016, 05:55:58 PM
The eroded textures on the stucco are interesting, and the rusted decorative nut and anchor plate have some great color. Excellent!

Thank you very much. I shot the original at 24 megapixels in FX format, so there is lots of detail there. I love corroded metal textures and colours. I have shot a series of photos of rusted farm machinery that I will post in due course. They are not "pretty" in the conventional sense, but I think they show that one can find beauty in unexpected places.
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Post by: Firebird on April 24, 2016, 08:13:52 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q85/s2048x2048/13072715_10100835186082208_5817896347521218389_o.jpg)

I took this near my house while walking home from work the other day. I like the contrast between the two sides of the picture as the rain clouds come in
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Post by: hermes2015 on April 25, 2016, 04:40:44 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q85/s2048x2048/13072715_10100835186082208_5817896347521218389_o.jpg)

I took this near my house while walking home from work the other day. I like the contrast between the two sides of the picture as the rain clouds come in

That is so nice. I never seem able to do good landscapes; I end up taking pics of the micro landscape. Is that a stitched panorama?
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Post by: Essie Mae on April 28, 2016, 10:41:40 AM
Wall Detail - Venice, Italy

(http://i.imgur.com/mBDHlza.jpg)

Love it.  All that Recusant said and more
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Post by: Essie Mae on April 28, 2016, 10:43:57 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q85/s2048x2048/13072715_10100835186082208_5817896347521218389_o.jpg)

I took this near my house while walking home from work the other day. I like the contrast between the two sides of the picture as the rain clouds come in

That is so beautiful. You must feel quite calm and rested by the time you get home.
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Post by: hermes2015 on April 28, 2016, 12:01:53 PM
Wall Detail - Venice, Italy

(http://i.imgur.com/mBDHlza.jpg)

Love it.  All that Recusant said and more

Thank you. I thought of Tapies when I saw that bit of wall.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Firebird on April 29, 2016, 01:54:19 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q85/s2048x2048/13072715_10100835186082208_5817896347521218389_o.jpg)

I took this near my house while walking home from work the other day. I like the contrast between the two sides of the picture as the rain clouds come in

That is so nice. I never seem able to do good landscapes; I end up taking pics of the micro landscape. Is that a stitched panorama?

Not stitched, but it is a panorama. Taken from my Galaxy S7. It is definitely more scenic here than our last place, which is likely one reason I've started running more now too.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on May 01, 2016, 05:25:17 PM
Weather this spring has been somewhat brutal on the spring flowers and blossoms here in Michigan. We had a brief warm spell earlier in the month, and the bulbs started to open up, but then the temperature dropped to freezing so many of the early blooms didn't survive.

My wonderful Silver Magnolia tree didn't blossom at all this year which is the first time in almost 20 years, and none of our tulips survived either except for one, this little red one.

(http://i.imgur.com/GrO3dcN.jpg)

FYI. Holland, MI is home to the annual Tulip Festival, which is the third largest town festival in America. The city was founded by Dutch Americans, and during the festival as many as 6 million tulips are on display. (Worth the visit, quite beautiful)

While working outside yesterday I came across one of our deadly snakes, the rapturous and deadly Michigan Vaper-Viper Snake. Look how large and menacing it is:

(http://i.imgur.com/e2PcgOT.jpg)

Here's a picture of me holding it to put it's massive size in perspective (I'm well trained in the handling of poisonous snakes, and don't recommend any of you try to handle one yourself)

(http://i.imgur.com/faLVbtI.jpg)


Okay, so it's actually just a small and harmless Eastern Garter Snake or Thamnophis sirtalis, but it's still a snake, and if you walk up to someone with it unsuspecting like and hold it out to them they'll scream quite loudly, and run away.

This is of course followed by cursing in both Spanish and English, and the admonition that you are in fact an asshole ;D
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Post by: Firebird on May 02, 2016, 12:49:59 AM
:rofl:
Nice misdirection. My condolences to your wife on the loss of her husband  :grin:
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Post by: jumbojak on May 02, 2016, 02:57:28 AM
Thank you Bruno. Claire will be having king nightmares for weeks because of this....
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on May 02, 2016, 03:51:42 AM
:rofl:
Nice misdirection. My condolences to your wife on the loss of her husband  :grin:

Thank you, he was a pretty swell fella, well liked in the community, hellavu racquetball player, but a bit of a smartass.

Thank you Bruno. Claire will be having king nightmares for weeks because of this....

My pleasure, enjoy your garden Claire, that's where I found my snake.
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Post by: Claireliontamer on May 02, 2016, 08:46:22 AM


Thank you Bruno. Claire will be having king nightmares for weeks because of this....

My pleasure, enjoy your garden Claire, that's where I found my snake.

Thanks to my evil lovely child who keeps bringing books home about snakes my fear and hatred is diminishing......
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Post by: Bad Penny II on May 03, 2016, 01:51:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iSUU2nN.jpg)
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Post by: Buddy on May 03, 2016, 06:18:17 PM
Australian water dragon?
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on May 18, 2016, 04:39:49 PM
The 2016 World  Submarine Racing Championships.





 
Held this year in Newfoundland, Canada.


Was able to take some really good pictures of the event, so please enjoy.

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)





(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

...And the winner is!

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)
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Post by: OldGit on May 18, 2016, 05:07:13 PM
Superb coverage of that traditional race.  Most exciting - thank you, Bruno!
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Post by: Magdalena on May 18, 2016, 05:46:10 PM
The 2016 World  Submarine Racing Championships.


...And the winner is!

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8JYPIr.jpg)

Wait a minute! This is like that story, "The Emperor's New Clothes"  >:(
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Post by: Guardian85 on May 18, 2016, 06:43:02 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/fm9l0.jpg)  8)
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Post by: Bad Penny II on May 19, 2016, 10:55:10 AM
I won't be attending any submarine races, I refuse to take part in a race to the bottom.
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Post by: Bad Penny II on May 19, 2016, 02:38:14 PM
Australian water dragon?

Gustav, he says to me "call me Gustav," I know him as Gustav.
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Post by: Buddy on May 30, 2016, 07:36:31 PM
Charlie is looking quite dapper with his white wheels. Spent the afternoon painting them myself.

(https://i.imgur.com/VNvcGBf.jpg)
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Post by: Guardian85 on May 30, 2016, 11:27:52 PM
Very nice!
Not many cars can pull off white rims...
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Post by: Buddy on May 30, 2016, 11:34:07 PM
Thanks. I'm surprised that I like it so much considering I usually only like metal rims.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on June 27, 2016, 07:41:11 PM
Grenoble, France, looking south from the slopes of la Bastille.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2rdykk6.jpg)

Clambering around failing to find a geocache near the top of la Bastille in Grenoble, I came across this ancient car frame with trees growing through it.

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2zdonzc.jpg)
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Post by: Dave on June 27, 2016, 08:23:29 PM
Happy memories of time spent in Grenoble with a girlfriend who worked for the Chartreuse company.

Nice ride up to the Bastille on the cable car. We had dinner with the Director of the local nuclear power station and I ate horse for the first and only time and drank champers from English pewter 1/2 pint pots (only way to do it, ice cold from the fridge on a stinking hot summer evening). Happy days.

 (Made a change ftom eating live snails, sheep eyes and pigs' bollocks with a millionaire in Cyprus I suppose!)
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Post by: Recusant on June 27, 2016, 08:26:51 PM
Happy memories of time spent in Grenoble with a girlfriend who worked for the Chartreuse company.

Nice ride up to the Bastille on the cable car. We had dinner with the Director of the local nuclear power station and I ate horse for the first and only time and drank champers from English pewter 1/2 pint pots (only way to do it, ice cold from the fridge on a stinking hot summer evening). Happy days.

 (Made a change ftom eating live snails, sheep eyes and pigs' bollocks with a millionaire in Cyprus I suppose!)

We didn't do the cable cars, but drove up the rather dilapidated, steep road with extreme hairpin curves to get to the top. Not recommended for those who have any trouble with manual transmissions.  :sidesmile:
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Post by: Dave on July 13, 2016, 07:13:14 PM
Gloucester has some strangish sculptural features, little really literal, bit abstracty in some cases.
(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/DSC_0001.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/DSC_0001.jpg.html)
This is is mis-called "St Kyneburgh Tower" by some, it is actually a well! Kyneburgh,was supposedly a Saxon princess who was dodging an arranged marriage. A Gloucester baker adopted her but his wife killed her out of jealousy and threw the body down a well. Presumably miraculous things happened and she was beatified.

So, get under the "tower" and it's like looking up through the layers of earth to the wellhead way above.

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-10/DSC_0002.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-10/DSC_0002.jpg.html)

The locals call it "The CD Rack"

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Post by: Dave on July 13, 2016, 07:19:25 PM
Next to the above is, by the same artist, what is supposed to be a representation of the Roman Wall whose line it follws. Looks nowt like any Roman wall I have ever seen!
(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0009.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0009.jpg.html)
This is called "The Toast Rack" by the locals.
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Post by: Dave on July 14, 2016, 06:03:32 PM
This is one of the works shown at the Crucible Exhibition in Gloucester Cathedral, 2014

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/Crucible%20Gloucester%20Cathedral%202014/P1000159.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Crucible%20Gloucester%20Cathedral%202014/P1000159.jpg.html)

It is Damien Hurst:s "Fallen Angel". Needs close inspection, especially by the right knee and on the left arm, to see the significance.

Here is the whole thing, sorry but misplaced catalogue so can't name them.

Photobucket album (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/library/Crucible%20Gloucester%20Cathedral%202014)

Not sure if quality of images shows well in Photobucket.
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Post by: Recusant on July 14, 2016, 07:06:59 PM
Yeah, the first thing I noticed was the tie-off/cinch/whatever junkies call it on the left arm as I scrolled down through the photo. Maybe doesn't speak so well for my choices in the people I've associated with in my life.  :-\

I actually don't think it's all that good. The wings should be drooping, with one askew.
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Post by: Dave on July 14, 2016, 07:14:01 PM
Yeah, the first thing I noticed was the tie-off/cinch/whatever junkies call it on the left arm as I scrolled down through the photo. Maybe doesn't speak so well for my choices in the people I've associated with in my life.  :-\

I actually don't think it's all that good. The wings should be drooping, with one askew.
Hmm, that would certainly add to the poignancy, Recusant

[Just looked up "recusant", bit ironic for an administrator?  ;)  ]
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Post by: Recusant on July 14, 2016, 07:49:18 PM
Just looked up "recusant", bit ironic for an administrator?  ;) 

I suppose so, but I've been using that handle on the internet for about 10 years (having been associated with it for close to 25), and I certainly wasn't an admin when I became a member of this site.
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Post by: Tank on July 14, 2016, 09:44:23 PM
A very pleasant pheasant.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13710031_1152999428083890_2773330945412146569_n.jpg?oh=ac5169e76a23512226b7cf428233c04a&oe=57EE87FC) 
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Post by: Magdalena on July 14, 2016, 10:08:28 PM
This is one of the works shown at the Crucible Exhibition in Gloucester Cathedral, 2014

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/Crucible%20Gloucester%20Cathedral%202014/P1000159.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Crucible%20Gloucester%20Cathedral%202014/P1000159.jpg.html)

It is Damien Hurst:s "Fallen Angel". Needs close inspection, especially by the right knee and on the left arm, to see the significance.

Here is the whole thing, sorry but misplaced catalogue so can't name them.

Photobucket album (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/library/Crucible%20Gloucester%20Cathedral%202014)

Not sure if quality of images shows well in Photobucket.
I like it.  :smilenod:
I found this:
http://www.damienhirst.com/news/2014/crucible2 (http://www.damienhirst.com/news/2014/crucible2)
Quote
'Fallen Angel' is taken from Antonio Canova’s The Repentant Magdalene (c.1794-96). Whilst the original sculpture’s empty palms symbolise Magdalene’s sense of spiritual abandonment on the death of Christ, here she is recreated as an angel fallen from grace; a victim of self-harm and drug abuse. As elsewhere in Hirst’s work, a point of tension is created between the desperate subject matter and the rich materials utilised.....
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Post by: MariaEvri on July 15, 2016, 07:45:36 PM
A very pleasant pheasant.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13710031_1152999428083890_2773330945412146569_n.jpg?oh=ac5169e76a23512226b7cf428233c04a&oe=57EE87FC)

awesome birds. Look at that shine!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 19, 2016, 09:12:57 PM
New Lanark. Just over the Scottish border.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13699971_1156348397748993_6054723816226328863_n.jpg?oh=b29b8a0eec90b6972e6abbf3cc0d30c6&oe=5832D7D6)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13782050_1156348391082327_1064269723717687371_n.jpg?oh=d365e66805cc520ba198d4a448866526&oe=582C03ED)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13718502_1156348401082326_1194814853973445547_n.jpg?oh=a79b9b73bcfc638d41274da220149d68&oe=58372060)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13782251_1156348477748985_4309686324921744980_n.jpg?oh=c04d75716811cb0f4739662daea03fe9&oe=58324ED7)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13707541_1156348497748983_3869831222749820173_n.jpg?oh=270c0ec93ab9e9a99b1ae2b4556bfac9&oe=5829D6BD)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13770488_1156348504415649_3349845764188907671_n.jpg?oh=86170b65a2abbd8148ac4780ddcc2be9&oe=5832501A)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13690667_1156348524415647_683485779979337580_n.jpg?oh=3a771fff27523d774937cc26d8527eb5&oe=5821045C)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13731639_1156348561082310_7734512958465313881_n.jpg?oh=da1a285ee48e6af2bab2e0c496f33d36&oe=5836FA76)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775485_1156348571082309_1499460813312712132_n.jpg?oh=b48ae2e904593867f8f38f70d51170aa&oe=582D2343)



A real Pokemon!
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13692694_1156348614415638_2560726474757541208_n.jpg?oh=96fb71f510b18f4f8336a57a067f3cb1&oe=582E893E)
(http://)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on July 19, 2016, 09:24:50 PM
Luverly country!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on July 19, 2016, 10:03:52 PM
Excellent photos of some fine scenery, Tank. Thanks for posting them. I really like the one of the pool behind the weir. From the looks of the stonework, I guessed that glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge in the mill photo could be a replacement for some previous connecting structure. Indulging my curiosity about things like that is often a waste of time, but I do have a semi-professional interest in architectural oddities. That's my excuse anyway.

(http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/bstud/mills.jpg)

To me it looks like it was some sort of chute. The unusual depth makes me think that it was actually two chutes in a single structure.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on July 20, 2016, 04:29:00 AM
New Lanark. Just over the Scottish border.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...B-E-A-Utiful!!!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tom62 on July 20, 2016, 05:55:19 AM
New Lanark. Just over the Scottish border.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...B-E-A-Utiful!!!

^Hear, hear
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 20, 2016, 07:40:02 AM
Excellent photos of some fine scenery, Tank. Thanks for posting them. I really like the one of the pool behind the weir. From the looks of the stonework, I guessed that glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge in the mill photo could be a replacement for some previous connecting structure. Indulging my curiosity about things like that is often a waste of time, but I do have a semi-professional interest in architectural oddities. That's my excuse anyway.

(http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/bstud/mills.jpg)

To me it looks like it was some sort of chute. The unusual depth makes me think that it was actually two chutes in a single structure.

It's raining today so we're doing the tour. I should find out more.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 20, 2016, 06:11:10 PM
Some more New Lanark

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13754195_1156854274365072_5802046424204485311_n.jpg?oh=cb8e7df11922eac49038dd0b4217c279&oe=58240C5E)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13782227_1156854264365073_6477417755322478198_n.jpg?oh=2c0b88ad1fdd5029f93b3e3c60abfe1c&oe=57EA1BEE)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13718759_1156854281031738_7148300071522856443_n.jpg?oh=e460e479c976b462fe7c545cdd24f9d6&oe=5822ACF9)

View from our window.
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13699949_1156854344365065_7242267550109793841_n.jpg?oh=14038f9f5cfb5de487679f9791ffaeb9&oe=57E97166)

This globe is over 6ft high.
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13781986_1156854364365063_6321920334193986905_n.jpg?oh=4cbd11124596254ec29e20153254ce27&oe=58361A4B)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775340_1156854367698396_7498896469853985609_n.jpg?oh=bbc5c03ee80b497582c3c8c3174720e1&oe=57EE5BDD)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13715992_1156854477698385_957432692207431112_n.jpg?oh=0ef1587cd17d1589939ba421bd505eb6&oe=5833E2E2)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13718580_1156854501031716_2424510454098499586_n.jpg?oh=d6baec8e870c418bf59f3739dc1ac5d8&oe=581C9049)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13769611_1156854491031717_787955340740018890_n.jpg?oh=ecae9188e4a37cf4980ac8b5ea76853e&oe=582641D0)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on July 20, 2016, 07:09:42 PM
Excellent photos of some fine scenery, Tank. Thanks for posting them. I really like the one of the pool behind the weir. From the looks of the stonework, I guessed that glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge in the mill photo could be a replacement for some previous connecting structure. Indulging my curiosity about things like that is often a waste of time, but I do have a semi-professional interest in architectural oddities. That's my excuse anyway.

(http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/bstud/mills.jpg)

To me it looks like it was some sort of chute. The unusual depth makes me think that it was actually two chutes in a single structure.

It's raining today so we're doing the tour. I should find out more.
The building on the right of the bridge is an engine house, you can see the chimney which has now gone. The 'bridge' was for the connecting rope (not belt) drives. It got used in high summer or deep winter when there wasn't enough water to drive the mills.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on July 20, 2016, 07:39:21 PM
Really cool, Tank!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on July 20, 2016, 08:29:26 PM
Excellent photos of some fine scenery, Tank. Thanks for posting them. I really like the one of the pool behind the weir. From the looks of the stonework, I guessed that glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge in the mill photo could be a replacement for some previous connecting structure. Indulging my curiosity about things like that is often a waste of time, but I do have a semi-professional interest in architectural oddities. That's my excuse anyway.

(http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/bstud/mills.jpg)

To me it looks like it was some sort of chute. The unusual depth makes me think that it was actually two chutes in a single structure.

It's raining today so we're doing the tour. I should find out more.
The building on the right of the bridge is an engine house, you can see the chimney which has now gone. The 'bridge' was for the connecting rope (not belt) drives. It got used in high summer or deep winter when there wasn't enough water to drive the mills.

Cool! Thanks for tracking down the details, Tank.  :)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on July 21, 2016, 09:35:10 PM
I often knock Gloucester City Council, they have grand ideas but never really find the means to make the best of them.

One liberal attitude they do have is towards street art and graphitti. I have taken a few photos over the years but am having trouble locating some of them. However, here are a couple I did manage to dig out.

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/Gloucester%20street%20art/Eastgate-Nettleton%2010-10-14B%202.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Gloucester%20street%20art/Eastgate-Nettleton%2010-10-14B%202.jpg.html)

This is Gloucester represented as a Chinese dragon. Gloucester has a faily large ethnically mixed community in the east of the city,  a fair number of whom are Chinese. This image is just off Eastgate, the road out to the "Ethnic Quarter".

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/Gloucester%20street%20art/P1000183.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Gloucester%20street%20art/P1000183.jpg.html)

I have no info regards this one, never did manage to trace the artist. It looks over Blackfriars car pack, near the mostly still standing, well preserved and still in use for functions, 13th C Blackfriars Priory. One of the city council's better projects.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on August 04, 2016, 11:56:30 PM
Time to lower the tone of this thread!

Here is my new banner for YouTube. I photographed a 1960's model Kaweco v14s fountain pen in my kitchen window with a 200mm lens at f2.8 from across the kitchen (1.5 m away). It gets cropped above and below on YouTube.

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx142/waski_the_squirrel/cover_zpsywqlweo3.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/waski_the_squirrel/media/cover_zpsywqlweo3.jpg.html)

Here is a bull that belongs to some friends. He is too close to my car's trunk

(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/North-of-Rhame-ND/i-SbFgVg8/0/M/IMG_9760-M.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/North-of-Rhame-ND/i-SbFgVg8/A)

And a random picture from near where I took the photo of the bull.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/North-of-Rhame-ND/i-bPtXzWF/0/M/IMG_3247-M.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/North-of-Rhame-ND/i-bPtXzWF/A)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: joeactor on August 05, 2016, 01:31:00 AM
Those are nice photos, even for a Squirrel ;-)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on August 05, 2016, 03:49:28 AM
Interesting horns on that bull. Nice scenery, too.  :)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on August 18, 2016, 03:21:33 AM
My parents have been visiting. On the night of their last visit last year, this was the view standing on my front steps:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-g4SL5bT/0/L/IMG_9814-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-g4SL5bT/A)

And looking North.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-fVpQg4N/0/L/IMG_9825-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-fVpQg4N/A)

And a closeup of the clouds.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-BsC2z3x/0/L/IMG_9826-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-BsC2z3x/A)

They're called mammatus clouds. Sadly, my parents are leaving tomorrow and the only thing I get to leave them with this year is heat.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2016, 06:27:16 AM
Astonishing!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: MariaEvri on August 18, 2016, 06:18:44 PM
My parents have been visiting. On the night of their last visit last year, this was the view standing on my front steps:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-g4SL5bT/0/L/IMG_9814-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-g4SL5bT/A)

And looking North.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-fVpQg4N/0/L/IMG_9825-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-fVpQg4N/A)

And a closeup of the clouds.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-BsC2z3x/0/L/IMG_9826-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-BsC2z3x/A)

They're called mammatus clouds. Sadly, my parents are leaving tomorrow and the only thing I get to leave them with this year is heat.

I call those titty clouds. I've seen the, in real life and they indeed are spectacular!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on September 09, 2016, 03:23:19 PM
Someone else took this, supposed to be an 18 minute time lapse of fog in moonlight. I think it looks awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/iVvGruX.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on September 10, 2016, 03:44:31 AM
Someone else took this, supposed to be an 18 minute time lapse of fog in moonlight. I think it looks awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/iVvGruX.jpg)

Mmmmm...Looks like whipped cream.  :yum:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on September 10, 2016, 12:05:59 PM
Someone else took this, supposed to be an 18 minute time lapse of fog in moonlight. I think it looks awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/iVvGruX.jpg)
Very, er . . . atmospheric?

But also excellent.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 10, 2016, 03:55:05 PM
Someone else took this, supposed to be an 18 minute time lapse of fog in moonlight. I think it looks awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/iVvGruX.jpg)

That does look awesome!  8)
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Post by: Guardian85 on September 10, 2016, 09:52:17 PM
That should be the cover of an epic fantasy novel.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 10, 2016, 11:04:00 PM
...or a ghost story.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on September 12, 2016, 02:42:41 PM
Or an epic  horror fantasy story. It reminds me of the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 14, 2016, 02:44:19 AM
Here's a tree I spotted a couple of years back.

"Find a tree that resembles a toilet."

Check. That's one item off my bucket list!

(http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz262/fernie_lotz/Natural%20toilet%201_zpshvd8qf26.jpg)

(http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz262/fernie_lotz/Natural%20toilet%203_zpsuhthectg.jpg)

(http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz262/fernie_lotz/Natural%20toilet%202_zpser3pywmm.jpg)

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on September 14, 2016, 05:58:59 AM
^ Brazilian trees are scary.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 14, 2016, 12:44:16 PM
^ Brazilian trees are scary.

:lol:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Recusant on September 25, 2016, 09:40:46 AM
One for Magdalena --

(http://i63.tinypic.com/mmq1s.jpg)

A European Peacock enjoying some hemp-agrimony on the banks of the river Léguer near Lannion, France.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on September 25, 2016, 10:51:55 AM
^ Brazilian trees are scary.

Yeah, what lurks in there waiting to grab a tender morsel  :shocked:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on September 25, 2016, 10:57:06 AM
One for Magdalena --

(http://i63.tinypic.com/mmq1s.jpg)

A European Peacock enjoying some hemp-agrimony on the banks of the river Léguer near Lannion, France.

Beeeeeoootiful!

Have seen almost no butterflies in Gloucester, not even on my friends buddleia, except for cabbage whites. One little blue job and she saw a painted lady.

Come yo think of it, very few bees, wasps or even house flies, or anything. Very worrying for the insects, plants and birds.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Waski_the_Squirrel on September 25, 2016, 08:45:39 PM
Yesterday I went to a Cross Country meet. The plan was shopping afterwards in the city before coming home. Instead, I only did a tiny bit of the shopping because I started to feel rotten.

As I got into my little town, I was treated to a rainbow. Despite how I felt, I snapped some pictures. I did not pursue a more photogenic setting just outside town because I really needed to get home and lay down. But, today, I'm still pleased with what I snapped. I think I may even do a print of one or two.

Really like this one.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-88Cs9WJ/0/L/rainbows%201-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-88Cs9WJ/A)

This one was made with more planning, but I still like the other one better.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-kBW662b/0/L/rainbows%202-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-kBW662b/A)

This is the one other people seem to like on Facebook.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-3rBw2BL/0/L/rainbows%203-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-3rBw2BL/A)

And a random one over the Post Office made with my widest angle lens. It was a double rainbow!
(https://photos.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-N3BkPKg/0/L/rainbows%204-L.jpg) (https://squirrelscience.smugmug.com/North-Dakota/Southwest/Bowman-ND/i-N3BkPKg/A)
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Post by: Dave on September 25, 2016, 08:50:44 PM
Yup, prefer the first, Waski, best composition.

Three converging lines have more "power" than two and four gets confusing. Plus the tree offers a focal point and the assimetry gives a dynamic imbalance.

IMHO
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on September 25, 2016, 11:27:34 PM
One for Magdalena --

(http://i63.tinypic.com/mmq1s.jpg)

A European Peacock enjoying some hemp-agrimony on the banks of the river Léguer near Lannion, France.
Awwwww! So pretty!  :tellmemore:

(http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/AnnabelleRyder/TumblrReactions/tumblr_majesticgratitude.gif)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 02, 2016, 04:42:22 PM
This is the least worst picture I could get of the surprise moment (for the bird) when the air turned solid for no apparent reason!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/VVF0IW.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on October 02, 2016, 05:45:51 PM
This is the least worst picture I could get of the surprise moment (for the bird) when the air turned solid for no apparent reason!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/VVF0IW.jpg)
Had one of those, fascinating but so sad for a little life lost in my case.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 02, 2016, 06:28:52 PM
No feathers in the garden so I'm sure it flew away, probably dazed but otherwise fine.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on October 11, 2016, 04:10:21 PM
I saw this one on Reddit, I really like it:
(https://i.imgur.com/evVrnP2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dragonia on January 12, 2017, 03:24:36 PM
(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj566/frogkids/20160504_102124_zpsdic4hknn.jpg) (http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/frogkids/media/20160504_102124_zpsdic4hknn.jpg.html)
Holy cow! I think I finally figured out how to do pictures! Imgur is garbage. Photobucket is the way to go. This endeavor has taken me a year to complete. Forgive me if I get a little crazy at first........
Oh, and this is one of my baby potato plants last spring.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on January 12, 2017, 03:33:48 PM
(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj566/frogkids/20160504_102124_zpsdic4hknn.jpg) (http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/frogkids/media/20160504_102124_zpsdic4hknn.jpg.html)
Holy cow! I think I finally figured out how to do pictures! Imgur is garbage. Photobucket is the way to go. This endeavor has taken me a year to complete. Forgive me if I get a little crazy at first........
Oh, and this is one of my baby potato plants last spring.

The old Photobucket was absolute crap, stuffed with pop-up adverts and was really flakey. But the app on tablets is great!

I tried IMGUR but found it counter-intuitive , badly set-out and fussy.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 23, 2017, 05:59:26 PM
This picture was taken recently up at Lake Charlevoix in Michigan, perfect temperatures (Cold temperatures, and still waters) created a glass like surface.

(http://i.imgur.com/ocLUWNP.jpg)


Photo Source (http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/01/22/moment-clarity-incredibly-clear-ice-up-north-makes-wild-photo/96903192/)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Arturo on January 23, 2017, 06:49:38 PM
Never seen that before. Always thought the weather was warm this time of year haha
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dragonia on January 24, 2017, 04:34:25 AM
This picture was taken recently up at Lake Charlevoix in Michigan, perfect temperatures (Cold temperatures, and still waters) created a glass like surface.
This is amazing.... is that water frozen deep enough to walk far out on? Having grown up in a cold climate, I've been out on the lakes many times, but I don't remember the ice ever being so smooth and clear.... Looks great to ice skate on!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on January 24, 2017, 05:18:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xg2BlUN.jpg)

Religion is anathema to me, but I must admit that the artifacts and by-products of some religions have enriched my life. The Christian religion has inspired great music and architecture. The Hindus create special statues for their Pooja festival. These are ones I saw being made for the Pooja in a town in Bangladesh.
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 03, 2017, 01:19:40 AM
I think this is rather cool. 

(https://scontent.fpoa4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16406989_237930499988892_3074680139291158691_n.png?oh=8b72a2ca4a91195e9cbd44c73d918e35&oe=59128AEC)
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Post by: Arturo on February 03, 2017, 01:39:46 AM
I like the first one SPx
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Post by: Icarus on February 05, 2017, 12:09:13 AM
How in hell did someone train worms to eat those leaves in so artistic a way?
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Post by: Dave on February 05, 2017, 09:05:44 AM
How in hell did someone train worms to eat those leaves in so artistic a way?

It was slugs and snails I reckon.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 15, 2017, 01:34:41 PM
I came across this photo and really like it. Apparently taken sometime back in the early 70's somewhere in London, sorry can't find the photo information any longer.

Everything about this photo reminds me of when I was young, from the sneakers and dungarees these lads are wearing to their haircuts.

My friends and I would ride up on our bikes to one of the locals stores, buy some soft-drinks, or milk, maybe a candy bar or baked treats if available as well as the latest issues of our favorite comics.

Then we would take off somewhere and find a quite spot not much different from where these lads are sitting in the photo, with weeds growing up from the cracks, maybe an alleyway or some lot behind the local businesses, and just cop a seat on the ground and read. (One of our favorite places was the rooftop of one of the local schools, we had discovered a rather easy way to gain access to the roof and it was a great place to escape too; also proved valuable in hiding from the older and meaner kids, the bully types who might come along and steal our stuff, or simply rip up the comics for no reason other than to be mean?

Notice how absorb these three are in their comics? After finishing we would trade, then re-read each one multiple times, as well as finish our food and drinks, then just sit and talk until it was time to head home, or if we thought of something else to do head out on our bikes again.
 
You can't get those day's back ever...



(http://i.imgur.com/iWnwoUE.jpg)
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Post by: Dave on February 15, 2017, 01:49:01 PM
Try

https://uk.pinterest.com/arahman1369/photographer-ruth-orkin/

And

https://alchetron.com/Little-Fugitive-22338-W
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2017, 02:28:13 PM
Try

https://uk.pinterest.com/arahman1369/photographer-ruth-orkin/

And

https://alchetron.com/Little-Fugitive-22338-W

Thanks Glowchester.

This is a picture taken from the GM Building in Detroit over-looking the Detroit River into Windsor, Canada.

(http://i.imgur.com/hqey5dt.jpg)
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Post by: Arturo on February 26, 2017, 08:06:53 AM
Pictures and a couple scattered videos I took of Detroit's Autorama this year

https://goo.gl/photos/f5zErAGGfe8XhrXXA

If you're wondering who that random Mexican is in some of my photos, that is el Papa.
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Post by: Arturo on February 26, 2017, 08:11:19 AM
A look at Lexcorp

: show
(http://static.squarespace.com/static/53323bb4e4b0cebc6a28ffa2/t/539f2187e4b014e1736d71df/1402937737604/)


What it really looks like

: show
(https://images-ext-1.discordapp.net/eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vd3d3Lm9ubG9jYXRpb252YWNhdGlvbnMuY29tL3dwLWNvbnRlbnQvdXBsb2Fkcy8yMDE0LzA2L0xleGNvcnAuanBnIn0.yLemIaeEUfKiueMaWD45q7eBGrU)


Also the sign behind Jesse Eishenberg was done by my Dad's friends

: show
(http://media.melty.fr/article-2895986-fb/batman-vs-superman-lexcorp-lex-luthor-jesse.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on February 26, 2017, 08:27:00 AM
Love these shows.

Very frustrating for photography though. Uncontrolled reflections and difficult backgrounds. 
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Post by: hermes2015 on February 26, 2017, 08:33:20 AM
Love these shows.

Very frustrating for photography though. Uncontrolled reflections and difficult backgrounds.

Yes, very nice photos. I can recommend a polarizing filter - it can sometimes really help to control those reflections.
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Post by: Tank on February 26, 2017, 09:16:04 AM
Love these shows.

Very frustrating for photography though. Uncontrolled reflections and difficult backgrounds.

Yes, very nice photos. I can recommend a polarizing filter - it can sometimes really help to control those reflections.
Yes it does. It's about the only thing that helps.
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Post by: Dave on February 26, 2017, 09:30:10 AM
Love these shows.

Very frustrating for photography though. Uncontrolled reflections and difficult backgrounds.

Yes, very nice photos. I can recommend a polarizing filter - it can sometimes really help to control those reflections.
Yes it does. It's about the only thing that helps.

Yes, with a DSLR, bridge camera or very high end compact. Not seen many filters for the ordinary compact. Wish tbey did, my Lumix compact actually takes better pictures than my Nikon. And is not such a lump to drag about! But, got a nice set of filters for the Nikon and the UV and polarised are usually on. Latter works well on scenes with lots of cloud as well.

Which camera do yiu have, Arturo?
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 26, 2017, 05:40:31 PM
Pictures and a couple scattered videos I took of Detroit's Autorama this year

https://goo.gl/photos/f5zErAGGfe8XhrXXA

If you're wondering who that random Mexican is in some of my photos, that is el Papa.


Nice pictures Arturo,...Autorama is alway's a good show, really the  premier show for custom cars, always see something different.

I haven't been down to the show in several years, last time I went I took some of my wife's family down there when they were here visiting in Detroit, they loved it.

I really like the El Camino, very rad!
 
I usually have to go the Detroit Auto Show every year for work, so I get a bit burned out on these. :'(

Very cool you going with your dad, looked like he was enjoying himself...my dad took me to this show a number of times when I was younger, good memories.



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Post by: Arturo on February 27, 2017, 05:51:28 AM
Love these shows.

Very frustrating for photography though. Uncontrolled reflections and difficult backgrounds.

Yes, very nice photos. I can recommend a polarizing filter - it can sometimes really help to control those reflections.
Yes it does. It's about the only thing that helps.

Yes, with a DSLR, bridge camera or very high end compact. Not seen many filters for the ordinary compact. Wish tbey did, my Lumix compact actually takes better pictures than my Nikon. And is not such a lump to drag about! But, got a nice set of filters for the Nikon and the UV and polarised are usually on. Latter works well on scenes with lots of cloud as well.

Which camera do yiu have, Arturo?

I used my phone lol
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Post by: Arturo on February 27, 2017, 05:54:11 AM
Pictures and a couple scattered videos I took of Detroit's Autorama this year

https://goo.gl/photos/f5zErAGGfe8XhrXXA

If you're wondering who that random Mexican is in some of my photos, that is el Papa.


Nice pictures Arturo,...Autorama is alway's a good show, really the  premier show for custom cars, always see something different.

I haven't been down to the show in several years, last time I went I took some of my wife's family down there when they were here visiting in Detroit, they loved it.

I really like the El Camino, very rad!
 
I usually have to go the Detroit Auto Show every year for work, so I get a bit burned out on these. :'(

Very cool you going with your dad, looked like he was enjoying himself...my dad took me to this show a number of times when I was younger, good memories.

I think my Dad went to the last Auto Show with his gf. So if you saw a buff Mexican with a dainty white wife, then you saw my Dad. He also set some stuff up for it as well, like a shiny egg.
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Post by: Arturo on February 27, 2017, 05:56:03 AM
These pictures actually came out better than I thought because some cars would be the same colour right next to each other. Some weren't as good as I thought either but most of them are satisfying to me.
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 01, 2017, 08:56:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WrfqJPe.jpg)

I used a canine filter for this shot.
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Post by: joeactor on March 02, 2017, 03:14:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WrfqJPe.jpg)

I used a canine filter for this shot.

Hee hee!


BTW, really liked the lads with comic books. Those were the days...
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 03, 2017, 01:20:18 PM
Check out the work of Japanese photographer Hot.kenobi. He poses action figures in realistic settings to come up with some really cool pictures.

This is the first one that caught my eye.
(http://i.imgur.com/OpYitTz.jpg)

This is my son's favorite as be is both a Batman and Bruce Lee fan.
(http://i.imgur.com/FnrElhC.jpg)

This one is my favorite, as I like the action, notice the grains of sand flying through the air which give it motion?
(http://i.imgur.com/NtdH5hz.jpg)

More here (http://www.boredpanda.com/action-toys-scenes-marvel-hotkenobi/).

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Post by: Dave on March 15, 2017, 05:35:42 PM
(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy67/DaveGlos/20170315_115139.jpg) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/20170315_115139.jpg.html)

This is the engjne/boiler room of that old dredger in the Gloucester Dicks, featuring our lovely lady engineer. There is not a lot of room and shovelling coal into the boiler, the other side of the engine, must have been hell with the heat and noise. The boiler was converted to burning diesel years ago and an air fan fitted.

There are two large (and long) belts, one each side, going to the top of the bucket chain tower, big gearbox up there actually driving the chain. Those belts are made from six thicknesses of buffalo hide (much tougher than cowhide it seems) rivetted together. They are praying these do not break, there aren't many buffalo on the vast plains of Gloucestershire these days!

The big wheel is the forward/reverse selector and the lever top right is the regulator. Well, there are only two choices to "regulate", stop and go.
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Post by: joeactor on March 15, 2017, 09:06:34 PM
^^^ Cool... but does look cramped.
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Post by: Dave on March 15, 2017, 09:53:48 PM
^^^ Cool... but does look cramped.
There is about 18 inches either side of those big pulleys, I am about three feet forrard of the engine, almost sitting on a bit of ancillary machinery, and there is about the same in the stoking position aft of the engine. The stoker must have used a short handled shovel!

The picture was using my not brilliant phone, I had been taking a better camera in but forgot it today. If I go in Saturday, when they steam it up, will take a decent camera.

And earplugs.
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Post by: Dave on March 25, 2017, 10:18:37 PM
Had lunch in my favourite eatery, Cafe Rene, in Gloucester (again)

(http://i.imgur.com/LkRVfB8.jpg)
The entrance is through the arch of a medieval church, the graveyard is on the right!
The camera got set on sepia as I took it out of its case, gives atmosphere I think.

(http://i.imgur.com/cprlo12.jpg)
The well in the foreground is the modern top of an original Roman well, still working but not used in the drinks.

(http://i.imgur.com/roc07lv.jpg)
The bar, check the names of the drinks on the boards above - who names a cider for a maths formula!?

(http://i.imgur.com/nh2IRR8.jpg)
The lunch itself, cajun chicken sarnie. Yum!
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Post by: Tank on March 25, 2017, 10:26:15 PM
Looks like a lovely place.
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Post by: Icarus on March 26, 2017, 12:53:29 AM
Gloucesters' lunch Cajun chicken ??  How in hell did the  Louisiana bayou cuisine make it to Merrie Olde England. ?  ( Cajun is a contraction of the  Arcadian identity.)

Somewhere back in time the quasi french inhabitants  of Arcadia were driven out by the baddies who did not like what they saw as the scurvy Frenchmen. They mostly moved to Louisiana and brought their traditions and recipes with them. The Cajuns prospered, to hell with the damned maritime Canadians.  Then there were an alternative band of immigrants who became known as coonasses. They also settled in or near the bayou country and it surrounds.  Coonass was not a derisive name at the time and remains a mark of proud distinction among the members of the group. They also cook some interesting foods, not quite Cajun. Not only that, they make some spectacular music with near primitive instruments. 
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Post by: Dave on March 26, 2017, 08:02:37 AM
^ Yup, know the story of the Cajuns. Cafe Rene (https://www.caferene.co.uk) has a mix of cuisines, one reason I like it. An American friend said their burgers were the nearest to the real thing she had had in 40 years working in Britain.

Edited: I was once told they bought the burgers in but they now say they are "home made". Whatever, they are really juicy and tasty.

There is a British deli in town that concedes to make foreign stuff like burgers by popular demand.
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Post by: OldGit on March 26, 2017, 10:09:02 AM
I don't know it.  Which church is it next to?
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Post by: Dave on March 26, 2017, 10:41:04 AM
I don't know it.  Which church is it next to?
St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street. "Next" is not quite accurate, it is in the back of the building next to the church, but next to the graveyard. Not obvious from the street, except for the A-board.

(http://i.imgur.com/YdNV1rT.jpg)
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Post by: joeactor on March 27, 2017, 02:51:08 PM
Tasty looking lunch, Gloucester!

Do all atheists navigate by churches?
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Post by: Dave on March 27, 2017, 04:26:38 PM
Tasty looking lunch, Gloucester!

Do all atheists navigate by churches?
Only when there is not a pub visible from the pavement! Sorry, sidewalk.
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Post by: Dave on May 30, 2017, 06:13:11 PM
It was the Gloucester Tall Ships show last weekend. I had a ticket but things conspired to prevent me getting to the actual days (same thing each day in terms of sword fights etc.. However, I was in town the day before it started and got a few pictures. It is not that easy to get "away" from the boats, unless you have a super wide angle lense or shoot from the other side of the basin!

This is always the favourite:
(http://i.imgur.com/CHwMVWe.jpg)
It is a modern replica of John Cabot's ship,  the Matthew (https://matthew.co.uk), that he sailed to Newfoundland in 1497. Not a big ship to brave the Atlantic breakers in!

(http://i.imgur.com/pRN0N0x.jpg)
This is a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, the shifting sands could be rather dicey - still are but GPS etc helps a bit.

(http://i.imgur.com/KrkFdfH.jpg)
The Lady Avenel, a charter boat.

(http://i.imgur.com/OGvcUur.jpg)
This is a Lowestoft trawler. Taken with the camera elevated at the end of a monopd and using my smartphone as a remote control. A technique that needs more practice but gets the camera over signs, lifebuoys etc. Could not get further back without getting wet.



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Post by: Icarus on May 31, 2017, 01:08:31 AM
Well done Gloucester. Thank you for the nifty shots. Boat guys ( am a dedicated one) are always pleased with boat shots.
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Post by: Tom62 on May 31, 2017, 09:10:06 PM
Love those pictures as well, Gloucester. I'm a maritime history fan.
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Post by: joeactor on June 01, 2017, 05:58:56 PM
Very nice pics and ships - well done!
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on June 02, 2017, 07:41:15 PM
These are awesome pictures Glowingchester, thanks for posting...you posted some similar ones from this same location as I remember.  Looks like a neat place to hang around, if I ever get to that part of the world I may have to check out in person. Liked the picture you took of the "Lowestoft trawler" by the way, nice angle...I think that's my favorite of them all, the ships I mean. The trawler looks mean and grungy, and I can try to imagine what it was like working her decks.
Hard work I bet!

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Post by: Dave on June 02, 2017, 09:56:40 PM
Here is another, one of the trip/function boats. Not quite a Mississippi showboat but still a stern wheeler.

(http://i.imgur.com/fsE2wgF.jpg)

They have been revamping the docks a bit, pulled down my favourite part to build accomodation though. Think there are about 35 eateries in the docks/quays area now, everything from "Something-on-toast" and cake-n-coffee through pie-shops, pub-grub, steak houses, burgers, pizzas, fried chicken to more up-market Italian and Greek. Then add the Greek, Italian, Chinese (3), Indian (4), Thai (3), McD's, KFC (+4 imitations), Burger King, salad and sandwhich shops (5),  coffee bars (5) ... in the rest of town and we could feed the whole population in one go I think!

TexMex and Japanese still missing as yet. We had "Tequila Rose" but that was before we got all cosmopolitan and it closed.

Not bad for a town where the council is anti-tourist, despite having more history and heritage than almost all towns this size in the UK.

(http://i.imgur.com/OlmR0p0.jpg)

Ordinary looking shop, Victorian stucco frontage. But, look more closely...

(http://i.imgur.com/XSkb1HC.jpg)

Peeping out from the top is a wooden window, with a rather steep roof. Behind that Victorian frontage is a timber framed building dating back to the 15th century. It was also the HQ of the local defenders (Roundheads) in the English Civil War.

The door to the immediate right of the front is all that is left of Malverdine Lane. Through there, in a now very narrow alley, is the almost perfectly preserved front of that building, the largest and finest preserved timber house of its age and type in Britain. I have had a tour of the whole interior. It used to house "Bookends", my favourite second hand book shop - now houses an "antique" shop.

The old house frontage is almost impossible to photograph due to the narrowness of the lane, but the woodwork, iron-work and glass are all still there, inside and out.

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Post by: Icarus on June 03, 2017, 03:51:33 AM
Gloucesers post and pictures worthy of a National Geographic article. Thank you that bit of historic revelation.
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Post by: Dave on June 10, 2017, 06:56:48 PM
Photos that tell a story... https://imgur.com/gallery/76940

Will someone look back at ours I wonder.
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Post by: hermes2015 on June 10, 2017, 07:20:52 PM
Thank you Gloucester. I really enjoyed looking at those. Some of these remind me of Brassaï's photos. I especially like his photos of Paris at night.
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Post by: Dave on June 10, 2017, 07:47:35 PM
Thank you Gloucester. I really enjoyed looking at those. Some of these remind me of Brassaï's photos. I especially like his photos of Paris at night.

The largest book I own us a huge tome of photos of London, my original home town, from 1837 onwards. Part of the reason it is huge is that it is written in English, French and German. But there are hundreds of classic, iconic, historic and just everyday photos - most in black and white.
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Post by: Ali on June 20, 2017, 04:08:17 AM
My husband and I just got married in Jamaica on May 30th. Those of you who are my FB friends will have already seen this, but this is my favorite picture from our wedding.


https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i (https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i)
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Post by: Claireliontamer on June 20, 2017, 09:00:10 AM
My husband and I just got married in Jamaica on May 30th. Those of you who are my FB friends will have already seen this, but this is my favorite picture from our wedding.


https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i (https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i)

Congratulations again :)  I loved seeing all the photos on FB.
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Post by: Dave on June 20, 2017, 11:14:27 AM
Congrats to you both, Ali.

Wish I was on that beach . . .
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 20, 2017, 12:41:23 PM
My husband and I just got married in Jamaica on May 30th. Those of you who are my FB friends will have already seen this, but this is my favorite picture from our wedding.


https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i (https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i)

I love barefoot weddings.
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Post by: jumbojak on June 20, 2017, 03:06:04 PM
That's a seriously fancy smock Ali. How do you keep the diet coke stains from showing on the white?
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Post by: Davin on June 20, 2017, 03:50:38 PM
My husband and I just got married in Jamaica on May 30th. Those of you who are my FB friends will have already seen this, but this is my favorite picture from our wedding.


https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i (https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i)
Congratulations! That is a good picture.
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Post by: Ali on June 20, 2017, 05:18:46 PM
That's a seriously fancy smock Ali. How do you keep the diet coke stains from showing on the white?
Thanks everyone! JJ, I switched to Diet Crystal Pepsi for the big day (is Crystal Pepsi still a thing?)
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Post by: Firebird on June 20, 2017, 07:47:17 PM
Congrats Ali, you guys looks awesome.
Also... Crystal Pepsi? I can't tell if you're joking or not. I haven't seen that shit since high school.

Edit: re-read post a second time. I need to stop taking you all so seriously.
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Post by: Tank on June 20, 2017, 08:38:02 PM
Lovely pictures of a beautiful event!!!
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on June 20, 2017, 08:56:03 PM
My husband and I just got married in Jamaica on May 30th. Those of you who are my FB friends will have already seen this, but this is my favorite picture from our wedding.


https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i (https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i)

Congratulation Ali, that is a nice picture.  8)
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Post by: Tom62 on June 20, 2017, 09:16:52 PM
Congrats, Ali. I like the picture.
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 20, 2017, 09:30:04 PM
Congrats, Ali!  :cheers:
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Post by: Ali on June 20, 2017, 09:58:58 PM
Thanks errrrbody!
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Post by: jumbojak on June 21, 2017, 03:15:51 AM
That's a seriously fancy smock Ali. How do you keep the diet coke stains from showing on the white?
Thanks everyone! JJ, I switched to Diet Crystal Pepsi for the big day (is Crystal Pepsi still a thing?)

Good choice on the length. Foot mustard might not be appropriate for such a casually formal event.
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Post by: Arturo on June 21, 2017, 04:32:22 AM
My husband and I just got married in Jamaica on May 30th. Those of you who are my FB friends will have already seen this, but this is my favorite picture from our wedding.


https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i (https://imgur.com/a/Tjy8i)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jwKvMvW3-Sw/UGuMO7jzW-I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/U2cNx0svxD8/s1600/Dawson+Crying.gif)

Crying tears of joy!
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Post by: Ali on June 21, 2017, 01:43:02 PM
That's a seriously fancy smock Ali. How do you keep the diet coke stains from showing on the white?
Thanks everyone! JJ, I switched to Diet Crystal Pepsi for the big day (is Crystal Pepsi still a thing?)

Good choice on the length. Foot mustard might not be appropriate for such a casually formal event.
True, although the yellow of the mustard really made the purple in my bouquet pop!
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Post by: Ali on July 09, 2017, 12:53:00 AM
Asmo help me! Mr Ali got me this "little" ball of fluff for my birthday (actually tomorrow.) He's a 3 month old Great Pyrenees. 😳 For those who are unfamiliar, they grow to be roughly the size of a barge.

In fairness, I have always wanted a big dog since I moved out of my parents' house. I grew up with a series of Great Danes, so dogs that can clear food off the kitchen counters aren't new to me. And Mr Ali had a Great Pyrenees in his twenties, so he has experience with the specific breed. We're not entirely unprepared. But Oh My Asmo. This dog is already bigger than our adult terrier, and he's just a baby. Still, I'm in love. What should I name him?

https://imgur.com/a/UgT0U
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Post by: Arturo on July 09, 2017, 01:29:57 AM
Asmo help me! Mr Ali got me this "little" ball of fluff for my birthday (actually tomorrow.) He's a 3 month old Great Pyrenees. 😳 For those who are unfamiliar, they grow to be roughly the size of a barge.

In fairness, I have always wanted a big dog since I moved out of my parents' house. I grew up with a series of Great Danes, so dogs that can clear food off the kitchen counters aren't new to me. And Mr Ali had a Great Pyrenees in his twenties, so he has experience with the specific breed. We're not entirely unprepared. But Oh My Asmo. This dog is already bigger than our adult terrier, and he's just a baby. Still, I'm in love. What should I name him?

https://imgur.com/a/UgT0U

Name him...Mr. Snuggles
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Post by: Icarus on July 09, 2017, 01:49:48 AM
ALI, hooray for the Great Pyrenees companion. If you work with him/her you will have a magnificent friend, protector, and unfailingly loyal family member come hell or high water. They can be the most loving of teddy bears too. 

That is all to the good but be prepared for some big poop piles, substantial food expense,  and perhaps some significant vet bills. It is all well.   :bravo:  The new family member needs a name. Give him/her a name befitting the dignity of such a breed.
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Post by: Ali on July 09, 2017, 02:28:04 AM
ALI, hooray for the Great Pyrenees companion. If you work with him/her you will have a magnificent friend, protector, and unfailingly loyal family member come hell or high water. They can be the most loving of teddy bears too. 

That is all to the good but be prepared for some big poop piles, substantial food expense,  and perhaps some significant vet bills. It is all well.   :bravo:  The new family member needs a name. Give him/her a name befitting the dignity of such a breed.
Hi Icarus,
Interesting that you mentioned "protector" and "family friend." We have four boys, so "family friendly" is a must to me. At the same time, Mr Ali is often gone with his job until late at night, and he knows I worry about our safety. When he gave me this dog, he said "We'll treat him like family, and no one will ever be able to hurt you or the kids if he has anything to say about it." Do you think that's true?
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Post by: Magdalena on July 09, 2017, 03:36:07 AM
...
What should I name him?

https://imgur.com/a/UgT0U

Name him...Mr. Snuggles
Your dog is cute, Ali.  :tellmemore:
He does look like a "Mr. Snuggles." Maybe, "Fluffy" or "Twinkle"  ;D
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Post by: Arturo on July 09, 2017, 03:38:22 AM
...
What should I name him?

https://imgur.com/a/UgT0U

Name him...Mr. Snuggles
Your dog is cute, Ali.  :tellmemore:
He does look like a "Mr. Snuggles." Maybe, "Fluffy" or "Twinkle"  ;D

I like twinkle.
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Post by: Magdalena on July 09, 2017, 03:49:30 AM
...
What should I name him?

https://imgur.com/a/UgT0U

Name him...Mr. Snuggles
Your dog is cute, Ali.  :tellmemore:
He does look like a "Mr. Snuggles." Maybe, "Fluffy" or "Twinkle"  ;D

I like twinkle.

I said that because the first thing I noticed was the twinkle in his eyes.  :grin:
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Post by: Tank on July 09, 2017, 08:03:37 AM
Sabaka it's Belarusian for dog and it could be 'It's a barker' said quickly :grin:

(https://i.imgur.com/wH8hQ8f.jpg)
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 09, 2017, 09:57:00 AM
Asmo help me! Mr Ali got me this "little" ball of fluff for my birthday (actually tomorrow.) He's a 3 month old Great Pyrenees. 😳 For those who are unfamiliar, they grow to be roughly the size of a barge.

In fairness, I have always wanted a big dog since I moved out of my parents' house. I grew up with a series of Great Danes, so dogs that can clear food off the kitchen counters aren't new to me. And Mr Ali had a Great Pyrenees in his twenties, so he has experience with the specific breed. We're not entirely unprepared. But Oh My Asmo. This dog is already bigger than our adult terrier, and he's just a baby. Still, I'm in love. What should I name him?

https://imgur.com/a/UgT0U

Such a cute dog! :tellmemore:

I'm really not good with names, but it helps to know what kind of name you're looking for... a cute sounding one, a human name, an exotic label or something else? :notsure: 
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Post by: Ali on July 09, 2017, 06:35:32 PM
We ended up naming him Buff, because he's going to be as big as a buffalo, and also because he's kind of buff colored. I don't know that Mr Ali liked the name per se, but he was my birthday present so I got the final say. ;)
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Post by: Sandra Craft on July 09, 2017, 07:46:55 PM
We ended up naming him Buff, because he's going to be as big as a buffalo, and also because he's kind of buff colored. I don't know that Mr Ali liked the name per se, but he was my birthday present so I got the final say. ;)

He looks like he's going to be one of those dogs who can be convincingly dressed as a lion when he grows up.
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Post by: jumbojak on July 09, 2017, 08:10:42 PM
Simba!
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Post by: Arturo on July 09, 2017, 08:20:37 PM
Simba!

Ha! Nice one.
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Post by: Icarus on July 10, 2017, 01:01:54 AM
Ali, you probably already know that "Pyrs" are members of the herding breed category. Their job was to take care of the flocks of sheep on behalf of the mountain shepherds of the Pyrenees region. The good ones did their jobs remarkably well and wolves or other predators were in deep trouble if they tried to harm the flocks. The dogs loyalty and dedication to the flock and to the shepherd was/is beyond question. 

Breeding by miscellaneous, not shepherds, individuals has been the undoing of the herding instinct but not entirely. If you have a good Pyre you might be amused at its propensity to herd your smaller children. Buff will almost surely become one of your beloved Children,albeit one of the four footed variety.

Buff is a pretty good choice for a name. One of the Colorado football teams are Buffaloes I think.  The Buffs play some serious football and take no shit from anyone. Be patient with Buff. Do take him to obedience classes that you can find in your area.  You have a commitment to a real live individual, a valuable individual.  Look around the web to find all the information you need to come to know that excellent breed.

Big dogs, including Pyrs, are more vulnerable to hip displasia. Have him/her examined by a vet to determine if there is a possible problem. That is one of the things that I was inferring when I mentioned Vet bills. Not to worry. You have a great new family member well worth whatever it takes to care for him.

If I were not so damned old I would think more than seriously about having a new best friend like Buff. My problem is that I do not want to risk expiration before my best friend does. My only remaining dog, a little Australian shepherd, also a herding dog, is almost 16 years old. I am most sad that he may be my last canine best friend.  My most recent constant companion was a Bernese Mountain dog named Teddy. He was a big guy, near 100 pounds, that demonstrated  that he would defend me to the death, I am certain. He knew that I would do the same for him.

Excuse me please.....I am on a nostalgia kick that is pretty emotional. If you guessed that I am a dog guy, you guessed it right.
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Post by: Ali on July 12, 2017, 06:17:55 AM
Ali, you probably already know that "Pyrs" are members of the herding breed category. Their job was to take care of the flocks of sheep on behalf of the mountain shepherds of the Pyrenees region. The good ones did their jobs remarkably well and wolves or other predators were in deep trouble if they tried to harm the flocks. The dogs loyalty and dedication to the flock and to the shepherd was/is beyond question. 

Breeding by miscellaneous, not shepherds, individuals has been the undoing of the herding instinct but not entirely. If you have a good Pyre you might be amused at its propensity to herd your smaller children. Buff will almost surely become one of your beloved Children,albeit one of the four footed variety.

Buff is a pretty good choice for a name. One of the Colorado football teams are Buffaloes I think.  The Buffs play some serious football and take no shit from anyone. Be patient with Buff. Do take him to obedience classes that you can find in your area.  You have a commitment to a real live individual, a valuable individual.  Look around the web to find all the information you need to come to know that excellent breed.

Big dogs, including Pyrs, are more vulnerable to hip displasia. Have him/her examined by a vet to determine if there is a possible problem. That is one of the things that I was inferring when I mentioned Vet bills. Not to worry. You have a great new family member well worth whatever it takes to care for him.

If I were not so damned old I would think more than seriously about having a new best friend like Buff. My problem is that I do not want to risk expiration before my best friend does. My only remaining dog, a little Australian shepherd, also a herding dog, is almost 16 years old. I am most sad that he may be my last canine best friend.  My most recent constant companion was a Bernese Mountain dog named Teddy. He was a big guy, near 100 pounds, that demonstrated  that he would defend me to the death, I am certain. He knew that I would do the same for him.

Excuse me please.....I am on a nostalgia kick that is pretty emotional. If you guessed that I am a dog guy, you guessed it right.
Icarus, this post made me smile. It's obvious that you adore big dogs. I'm there with you. My family had Great Danes when I was growing up. A very different kind of dog, but huge and loving all the same. It's funny that you mention the Colorado Buffaloes. I am an alumni of UCD (University of Colorado at Denver) which is the Denver campus of CU, so I'm also a Buff, although surprisingly I hadn't thought of that. I promise to take good care of him for you. ❤️
ETA: As to the herding instinct, I forgot to tell you that Buff comes from true working dog stock. His parents were both working farm dogs, and when Mr Ali went to pick him out, he observed Buff and his brother and sister spontaneously attempting to chase a lamb that had gotten out of its pen out of the vegetable garden. It wouldn't surprise me if he's got some herding in him. ;)
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Post by: Tank on July 12, 2017, 07:20:56 PM
Buff = Big Ugly Fat Fucker = B52 Stratofortress
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Post by: Icarus on July 14, 2017, 05:49:27 PM
^ B-52 is a most formidable apparatus.
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Post by: Ali on July 17, 2017, 01:33:42 AM
Icarus: for you. Buff's paws are already the size on my palm at 3 months. I'm slightly bigger than avaerage for a women (5'7) so it's not like I have tiny little hands...
 https://imgur.com/a/y7gZn (https://imgur.com/a/y7gZn)
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Post by: Icarus on July 17, 2017, 10:36:18 PM
Those big paws are going to be great tools if Buff decides that he is in the digging business.  Big tools and big muscle power make his efficiency a sure thing. 

He has his muzzle on your hand too. I think that he likes you.  :clapping:
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Post by: Ali on July 20, 2017, 07:13:16 AM
Oh, don't worry, Buff loves me. Then again, thus far, he loves everyone. I'm just kind of a special favorite. I'm planning on making him a digging box because he's already super into digging...
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Post by: Icarus on July 20, 2017, 11:13:26 PM
^ I'm getting the impression that buff has captured your heart too. 

I am on board with this deal......My daughter, Julie, brought me a tee shirt for my recent birthday. The tee shirt was imprinted: "A good book and my dog. Life is good"
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on August 10, 2017, 07:43:27 PM
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Nice picture isn't it, but I bet you took a glance or two at what was in her glass didn't you, you dirty minded Atheists!
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Post by: Magdalena on August 10, 2017, 08:05:54 PM
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Father Bruno, is that you, on the left, with the gray hair?
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on August 10, 2017, 08:29:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gghL2wW.jpg)

Father Bruno, is that you, on the left, with the gray hair?

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Post by: Magdalena on August 10, 2017, 08:59:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gghL2wW.jpg)

Father Bruno, is that you, on the left, with the gray hair?

(http://i.imgur.com/W9pvuyL.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/8nhgZZMKUicpi/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Papasito Bruno on August 11, 2017, 02:48:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gghL2wW.jpg)

Father Bruno, is that you, on the left, with the gray hair?

(http://i.imgur.com/W9pvuyL.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/8nhgZZMKUicpi/giphy.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/S0mrutG.gif)
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Post by: Davin on August 11, 2017, 03:36:11 PM
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Post by: Magdalena on August 11, 2017, 04:32:35 PM
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Post by: Arturo on August 11, 2017, 06:27:17 PM
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Best gif
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Post by: Claireliontamer on August 11, 2017, 09:31:22 PM
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Nice picture isn't it, but I bet you took a glance or two at what was in her glass didn't you, you dirty minded Atheists!

It's the Chuckle Brothers!
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Post by: Tank on August 17, 2017, 05:56:08 PM
Ok America Aug 2017

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Post by: Arturo on August 17, 2017, 10:41:20 PM
These are the most British pictures of the USA I've ever seen lol
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Post by: Tank on August 17, 2017, 11:50:50 PM
These are the most British pictures of the USA I've ever seen lol

 :mb lol:

Why?
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Post by: Arturo on August 18, 2017, 01:00:06 AM
These are the most British pictures of the USA I've ever seen lol

 :mb lol:

Why?

Just...so British lol
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Post by: jumbojak on August 18, 2017, 02:37:16 AM
I like that Ranger. Lots if character even with the vanity plate.
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Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 02:55:15 AM
I like that Ranger. Lots if character rust even with the vanity plate.
There, fixed it for you.
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Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 02:56:15 AM
Does anybody know what this is?

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Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 18, 2017, 03:09:23 AM
 :scratch: It looks like some sort of amphibian's or fish's eggs? Or maybe some insect's, I don't know. Where did you find it?
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Post by: jumbojak on August 18, 2017, 03:19:49 AM
I like that Ranger. Lots if character rust even with the vanity plate.
There, fixed it for you.

That ain't rust. Just a nice patina... Cars from up north rust. We had a early 80s Pontiac that lived most of its life in Buffalo. The car broke in half along the pinch weld when we tried to push it into a barn.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on August 18, 2017, 03:21:17 AM
:scratch: It looks like some sort of amphibian's or fish's eggs? Or maybe some insect's, I don't know. Where did you find it?

The balls look like roe but the base seems like it came from a plabnt of some sort. Fish/plant hybrid? Alien??
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Arturo on August 18, 2017, 03:34:17 AM
No I don't know what that is. Try eating it.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on August 18, 2017, 07:49:30 AM
Looks a bit like unripe blacberry or ripe rasperry, but more translucent.

(http://i.imgur.com/OMPQZ58.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on August 18, 2017, 10:25:01 AM
I thought they were rubies from Tank's tiara.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 12:49:22 PM
Looks a bit like unripe blacberry or ripe rasperry, but more translucent.

(http://i.imgur.com/OMPQZ58.jpg)
Nope. Not those. I recognise, pick and eat them.  ;D
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 12:50:09 PM
I thought they were rubies from Tank's tiara.
You guessed!  :grin:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on August 18, 2017, 01:11:04 PM
Looks a bit like unripe blacberry or ripe rasperry, but more translucent.

(http://i.imgur.com/OMPQZ58.jpg)
Nope. Not those. I recognise, pick and eat them.  ;D

Realised afterwards you were possibly asking for a specific plant name or other source, I was just offering blackberries as something that looks similar, that it is some kind of fruit.

Do you actually know? There must be hundreds of species with a similar fruiting pattern on the Earth.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 01:46:28 PM
Looks a bit like unripe blacberry or ripe rasperry, but more translucent.

(http://i.imgur.com/OMPQZ58.jpg)
Nope. Not those. I recognise, pick and eat them.  ;D

Realised afterwards you were possibly asking for a specific plant name or other source, I was just offering blackberries as something that looks similar, that it is some kind of fruit.

Do you actually know? There must be hundreds of species with a similar fruiting pattern on the Earth.
I have no idea what it is or they are. The red objects are on the outside of the seed pod that has visible black seed in it so I suspect they could be insect eggs. Or they could be an additional structure created by the plant to attract something to eat the actual seed for dispersal. The trouble with that theory is that only about 5% of the seed pods have these additional red 'seeds/eggs' on them.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 01:55:27 PM
Here are 2 more views.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/6hidVX.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/po6hidVXj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/DzDQAJ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmDzDQAJj)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on August 18, 2017, 02:14:47 PM
Very nice pictures Tank, you are a good photographer. Your pictures of wild life are always really well done...also like that first picture of your private jet, must be nice:)

Although I've only seen a few pictures of you here and there on the forum, and I think we briefly interacted once online during a webchat I have to say your son looks quite a bit like his father.

Hope you enjoyed the trip, and I agree with JJ the patina on that car is nice. I awakes like it when they restore cars like that which are in similar condition and don't repaint, but simply leave the original paint as it is, gives the car a lot of it's character.

Thanks for posting 8)
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Post by: Dave on August 18, 2017, 02:23:26 PM
Well, even searching on "American berries" in Googles images still came up with unrioe bkackberties looking clisest, nothing else really similar. Though if those were unripe and they changed to mauve later . . . No, not even then, the clusters are on the branch not on what looks like the bract (again, similar in form to the blacberry or raspberry).
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 03:33:37 PM
Well, even searching on "American berries" in Googles images still came up with unrioe bkackberties looking clisest, nothing else really similar. Though if those were unripe and they changed to mauve later . . . No, not even then, the clusters are on the branch not on what looks like the bract (again, similar in form to the blacberry or raspberry).
A bit of a conundrum!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on August 18, 2017, 03:53:23 PM
If the Google search gave only edibles . . . .

Er, did you try nibbling them?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on August 18, 2017, 04:15:21 PM
If the Google search gave only edibles . . . .

Er, did you try nibbling them?
No lol
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 18, 2017, 11:00:18 PM
If you google 'pink snail eggs' some of the images look very similar.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on September 04, 2017, 11:21:33 PM
I was outside earlier and I found a Cicada fresh out of it's exoskeleton.

Here's the exoskeleton.
(https://i.imgur.com/zdbX8Qo.jpg)\

Here's the bug itself. Cicada's sure can make a lot of noise at night, usually the bug's themselves are seen and not seen.

(https://i.imgur.com/hEWV0bQ.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/HFKOCw4.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/r9zeJ7I.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on September 17, 2017, 09:25:14 AM
Tropical World Roundhay Leeds 15th Sept 2017.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/9whzGe.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm9whzGej)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/08q6y4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm08q6y4j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/JEB3w6.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poJEB3w6j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/DD80rf.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmDD80rfj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/nhL27k.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ponhL27kj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/VpzS1S.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnVpzS1Sj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/vdGXKq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/povdGXKqj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/Mdt2h8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnMdt2h8j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/FObJLI.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poFObJLIj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/G9fLqf.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmG9fLqfj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/ULvPkK.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnULvPkKj)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on September 17, 2017, 09:28:03 AM
Father Bruno I love those those photos!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on September 17, 2017, 06:07:07 PM
Newby Hall Sep 17

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/dQhtzw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmdQhtzwj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/3VD1I2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn3VD1I2j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/cDp0xz.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pocDp0xzj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/dS1baL.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/podS1baLj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/WyyIUb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poWyyIUbj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/P8vhfa.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poP8vhfaj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/ObK2s0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnObK2s0j)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on September 17, 2017, 06:11:27 PM
Father Bruno I love those those photos!

Thanks Tank, coming from you your compliment means a lot to me....your pictures are superb, I love the closeup of the lizard's head. Awesome.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on September 17, 2017, 07:32:05 PM
Excellent pics all round there chaps!

Nearest I got to nature photography was last Wednesday, along the side of Tescos. Big fat cricket. I was on crutches, could not get down to it and only had my phone.

(https://i.imgur.com/c0bY4wJ.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on September 17, 2017, 08:01:01 PM
^^^ Love that!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on September 17, 2017, 08:46:53 PM
Been trying to identify it, closest is a female dark bush cricket but ovipositor looks wrong and too dark going by sample pictures.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on September 26, 2017, 02:50:44 PM
Just a walk down my street (and the brook behind the houses)

(https://imgur.com/L2bPbM8.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/coj6haL.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/aV7c0in.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/pWaJmnX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/hxpWUQY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/SipNwoN.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/i76QPlR.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/95XTCTI.jpg)


Form some reason I cannot get the descriptions in the right place, well, I can in the edit screen but . . .

So here they are:
The prettiest house front in the street.
What happens to some of that plastic that cannot make new bottles or packaging.
Some interesting flow patterns in the plastuc of the bridge bits,
The dog walking path (if you dare, the brambles are vicious!) on the other side of the brook.
The first bit of autumn colour.
A huge garden spider, biggest that I have seen in decades, easily 20mm from top to bottom.
The brook.
A cautiously friendly cat, but glossily handsome and very vocal.

Just an ordinary street round here. I did miss one picture - the bottom end of the dead end street is the "rough" end, lots of rented properties with a high rate of tenant change, mostly on benefits of some kind. There I found the burned out van and small truck. May gave been a fault or something but we have had petrol bombs thrown at cars down that end and it attracts about 90% of the emergency service visits to the road, especially the police. But there was this bloke, having a smoke, whose gruff reply and stare to my "Morning" did not seem all that friendly . . .

As I took the slightly fuzzy shot of the spider (it was breezy and I only had my little camera, could not get a fast speed up in that mode) a chap came out if the nearest house to see what I was up to. When I explained he was more friendly and we discussed the spider and the fact that the bush was just coming into bloom (!?). Nice, chap, lovely jewelled earstuds . . . :)

[Why did I not take a picture of the flower buds on the bush  :headscratch: ]




Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on October 01, 2017, 05:28:20 AM
Newby Hall Sep 17

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/dQhtzw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmdQhtzwj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/3VD1I2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn3VD1I2j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/cDp0xz.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pocDp0xzj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/dS1baL.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/podS1baLj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/WyyIUb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poWyyIUbj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/P8vhfa.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poP8vhfaj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/ObK2s0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnObK2s0j)

Tank, those are gorgeous photos. Would you mind telling me what kind of lens you used?

I am almost embarrassed to show two pics I took in Rwanda last week. My excuse is that I took them with my cell phone, not my DSRL.
(https://i.imgur.com/uwWn9A8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Jx2p53k.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on October 01, 2017, 05:33:58 AM
Just a walk down my street (and the brook behind the houses)

(https://imgur.com/aV7c0in.jpg)

Dave, I like that beautiful texture. It's the kind of "micro landscape" I like.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 01, 2017, 07:02:50 AM
...

Tank, those are gorgeous photos. Would you mind telling me what kind of lens you used?
...

It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast. I used it in aperture priority at f5.6 which is its resolution sweet spot. I left the shutter speed and ISO free for the body to work out the best combination. These images have all been cropped and reduced from 6,000 x 4,000 resolution to 1,200 x 800. They also have a slight unsharp mask to compensate for the size reduction and to improve appearance on a screen.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 01, 2017, 07:06:33 AM
...

I am almost embarrassed to show two pics I took in Rwanda last week. My excuse is that I took them with my cell phone, not my DSRL.
(https://i.imgur.com/uwWn9A8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Jx2p53k.jpg)

These are lovely. I am constantly amazed at how good phone cameras are in macro work!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on October 01, 2017, 07:43:05 AM
It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast.

Thanks. That made me think I should try the same with my 135mm f2 Nikon on a D600 body. That is still one of the sharpest 135mm lenses available, but it is not designed for macro use. Its closest focusing distance is about 1m, so it's great for portraits, but not for flowers.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 01, 2017, 07:58:28 AM
It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast.

Thanks. That made me think I should try the same with my 135mm f2 Nikon on a D600 body. That is still one of the sharpest 135mm lenses available, but it is not designed for macro use. Its closest focusing distance is about 1m, so it's great for portraits, but not for flowers.
Have you ever considered using an extension tube to bring the focus distance down?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on October 01, 2017, 08:12:35 AM
It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast.

Thanks. That made me think I should try the same with my 135mm f2 Nikon on a D600 body. That is still one of the sharpest 135mm lenses available, but it is not designed for macro use. Its closest focusing distance is about 1m, so it's great for portraits, but not for flowers.
Have you ever considered using an extension tube to bring the focus distance down?

No, but it is probably worth considering, seeing that the lens currently costs around $1400. Just wondering whether the extension tube will degrade the sharpness.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on October 01, 2017, 08:18:30 AM
It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast.

Thanks. That made me think I should try the same with my 135mm f2 Nikon on a D600 body. That is still one of the sharpest 135mm lenses available, but it is not designed for macro use. Its closest focusing distance is about 1m, so it's great for portraits, but not for flowers.
Have you ever considered using an extension tube to bring the focus distance down?

No, but it is probably worth considering, seeing that the lens currently costs around $1400. Just wondering whether the extension tube will degrade the sharpness.
Not in my experience of extension tubes. You are not adding glass into the system, just altering the focal length in effect, using the central part of the existing glass - so even less distortion st the edges IIRC.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 01, 2017, 08:33:40 AM
It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast.

Thanks. That made me think I should try the same with my 135mm f2 Nikon on a D600 body. That is still one of the sharpest 135mm lenses available, but it is not designed for macro use. Its closest focusing distance is about 1m, so it's great for portraits, but not for flowers.
Have you ever considered using an extension tube to bring the focus distance down?

No, but it is probably worth considering, seeing that the lens currently costs around $1400. Just wondering whether the extension tube will degrade the sharpness.
Not in my experience if extension tubes. You are not adding glass into the system, just altering the focal length in effect, using the central part of the existing glass - so even less distortion st the edges IIRC.
Loss of quality is very slight if there is any at all. You just need to keep the lens stopped down to its sweet spot and shutter speed up to reduce the effects of camera shake. That means the compromise on quality is more down to ISO noise than lens issues.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on October 01, 2017, 08:37:45 AM
It's the first time I got to use my new Sony A68 body with my pre-digital Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro in good lighting conditions, bright but overcast.

Thanks. That made me think I should try the same with my 135mm f2 Nikon on a D600 body. That is still one of the sharpest 135mm lenses available, but it is not designed for macro use. Its closest focusing distance is about 1m, so it's great for portraits, but not for flowers.
Have you ever considered using an extension tube to bring the focus distance down?

No, but it is probably worth considering, seeing that the lens currently costs around $1400. Just wondering whether the extension tube will degrade the sharpness.
Not in my experience if extension tubes. You are not adding glass into the system, just altering the focal length in effect, using the central part of the existing glass - so even less distortion st the edges IIRC.
Loss of quality is very slight if there is any at all. You just need to keep the lens stopped down to its sweet spot and shutter speed up to reduce the effects of camera shake. That means the compromise on quality is more down to ISO noise than lens issues.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions, guys. I will look into it.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on October 01, 2017, 08:40:17 AM
Oh, and like sny close-up system you loose depth of field. See this:
https://digital-photography-school.com/extension-tubes-close-up-photography-lesson-2/
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on October 01, 2017, 06:34:30 PM
Lot's of nice pictures Dave and Tank...love this thread!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 01, 2017, 06:55:30 PM
Some more at Newby Hall 1st October 2017.

These were all taken with my Fujifilm X30 which has a cracking 28-112mm f2.0-2.8 zoom lens.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/gTbAey.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pogTbAeyj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/Km4DBT.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poKm4DBTj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/SGaa55.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmSGaa55j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/QxV97t.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmQxV97tj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/5ASqwB.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm5ASqwBj)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on October 01, 2017, 07:55:40 PM
I love these, esp. the one with all the dew (rain?). 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on October 01, 2017, 07:59:08 PM
I love these, esp. the one with all the dew (rain?).
Rain on a cobweb.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on October 01, 2017, 08:36:34 PM
I love these, esp. the one with all the dew (rain?).
Rain on a cobweb.


That is too cool, I thought at first it was a glass pane or something, awesome. (I'm saving that one ;D)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dragonia on October 11, 2017, 01:41:00 PM
I kind of forgot about this thread, but have re-discovered it, and you guys are good photographers! I am loving your pictures!
(Tank, the honeybee picture pulled at my heart) but they're all amazing.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:55:29 PM
A selection of photos taken over the last week in and around the grounds of Temple Newsam house near where I live. A heron has taken to visiting the lakes there.


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/WfcIJb.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:56:01 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/6xeoQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:56:36 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/H7d4kg.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:57:08 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/FXkJzV.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:57:41 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/2GZNhR.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on November 25, 2017, 09:58:07 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/WfcIJb.jpg)

"Who you looking at, mate?"

Oh, sorry, wrong thread!

Nice shot, Tank.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:58:44 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/J35Dwa.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:59:11 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/b4ZbHc.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 09:59:40 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/O3nEfA.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:00:09 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/isLmQc.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:00:51 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/llyCcK.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:01:27 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/0xk2fU.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:02:17 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/89BgO7.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:03:02 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/txqgFq.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:03:36 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/2jdBER.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:05:10 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/dkOzKw.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:05:38 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/SMK3Wk.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:06:14 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/aBqFzg.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:06:51 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/tMN3jL.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:07:30 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/pfv0dp.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:08:30 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/qFzDAK.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:09:19 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/w1SYeE.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:09:56 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/UjelsM.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on November 25, 2017, 10:10:04 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/2jdBER.jpg)

Damn good shot that! I have heard jays but never managed to actually see one for more than a second or two.

But, as usual, they are all good shots.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:10:37 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/rw7ImI.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:14:47 PM
...

Damn good shot that! I have heard jays but never managed to actually see one for more than a second or two.

But, as usual, they are all good shots.

This was the first time I have got a shot of a Jay! Elusive little buggers.

There are 24 photos here taken over the last week. They are from 300+ pictures in total, of which 230 were keepers and these are the ones worth post-processing and showing :)

Glad you like them.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on November 25, 2017, 10:23:47 PM
...

Damn good shot that! I have heard jays but never managed to actually see one for more than a second or two.

But, as usual, they are all good shots.

This was the first time I have got a shot of a Jay! Elusive little buggers.

There are 24 photos here taken over the last week. They are from 300+ pictures in total, of which 230 were keepers and these are the ones worth post-processing and showing :)

Glad you like them.

Awesome photos Tank, I mean simply superb...I showed my son and he really like them as well. He said the one dog looks like a "chupacabra"!

Anyway thanks a bunch for sharing, I've really enjoyed these.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 25, 2017, 10:36:11 PM
...
Awesome photos Tank, I mean simply superb...I showed my son and he really like them as well. He said the one dog looks like a "chupacabra"!

Anyway thanks a bunch for sharing, I've really enjoyed these.

It's Katie's teeth!!!  :snicker:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on November 26, 2017, 02:22:01 AM
Superb photos Tank.  The little dog might be a Brussels Griffon but could be some other breed. Cute little guy whoever he is.

As for the "heron", only post number 1108 looks like the ones that I have in such abundance.  Jays? They are at my backyard feeder more than twice each day. The female cardinals are here with regularity and she will drive the Jays away even though the jays are said to be bullies.

I wish that i had the skill to do such fine photographs.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on November 26, 2017, 03:52:40 AM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/qFzDAK.jpg)

Congratulations, Tank, I love this wonderful shot.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 26, 2017, 06:52:05 AM
Superb photos Tank.  The little dog might be a Brussels Griffon but could be some other breed. Cute little guy whoever he is.

The grey dog, Katie, is a cross between an black Pug and a white West Highland Terrier, known as a Pugland. The white dog is Sally is a miniature Jack Russell.

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As for the "heron", only post number 1108 looks like the ones that I have in such abundance.  Jays? They are at my backyard feeder more than twice each day. The female cardinals are here with regularity and she will drive the Jays away even though the jays are said to be bullies.

I so wish I had some slightly more exotic creatures around here. I would have a thousand photos of humming birds!

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I wish that i had the skill to do such fine photographs.

It's mostly practice and reasonable mid-range kit. It's funny I was thinking about how long I've been enjoying photography and this year is the 39th anniversary for me buying my first SLR camera.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 26, 2017, 07:01:44 AM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/qFzDAK.jpg)

Congratulations, Tank, I love this wonderful shot.

This time of year they are stuffing themselves silly with all the berries they can find and there are no leaves so they tend to be less skittish and you can see them.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Bluenose on November 27, 2017, 01:49:58 PM
Near my camp site a couple of years ago.  Photo taken with my phone.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aKjQsFpAjfJmLRcrJi6lUXauQKL7m8qTWoqPVyprMZMmeyEqALJoS6SocRfDBhsvVizH9lgluB-ghqztNwPBO6IahN97VNtZ8aW4QCLRRVHZ51vatIARNMiX4PiXmmsVs6Hp_bvUkPIDu431YCii23mghLKnSUBxCQg03fJslx-YKbYYCNGgA8wWXP2BzQ9l5__5u49arGsa-12bH46aWR3W9q-zFZ5VD5t3TBiyaPXdWdT4v68d2Eg0oZCD7nLY3nVaeS56akRAPj8np1TOpAgddvJka4JIjDEVu5QX5Zghk6UQTcvA0jfsLszDARaTqwG_Scy-uEwA0RLIKO5NNkrxvWGAo1kQWAr3P8amgYSz3MH784qWrlzSJzS3kVSKzESprBNRjXfhKk2J9ms-Xka2UIh1rpJcFE-zpvtJcI552GwSj24Y0e8Rstnxll79zufKDh4P1pqSpDl-sUpFC04obkFJpAQWN26My-hA3HJNYVfQxScCDLcXYdgUnY0To5kUgv-li45UTZs9Asm4rYYCjK4mzUpAgxcjjDsFNKDHj2N49We0Rf9nye9ZL3P--tt6onmBh6jTrhGmuQnJP64m5qZivI_x-Xd9o6JwvQ=w1672-h941-no)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on November 27, 2017, 07:00:10 PM
^^^ Can't see an image. The link looks rather long.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on November 27, 2017, 07:56:39 PM
^^^ Can't see an image. The link looks rather long.
OK here, Tank.
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Post by: Tank on November 27, 2017, 08:17:46 PM
^^^ Can't see an image. The link looks rather long.
OK here, Tank.
Cheers. Odd.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on November 28, 2017, 12:28:26 AM
I am pleased that Bluenose has made  one of his all too rare appearances.  Never mind that the picture is not immediately accessible.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 28, 2017, 12:30:44 AM
^^^ Can't see an image. The link looks rather long.

Me neither. I only see a 'No Entry" sign.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on November 28, 2017, 01:29:59 AM
I can't see it either, but yay for Bluenose.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on November 28, 2017, 09:29:11 AM
Very odd, still visible to me. Thought it might be a "Commonweath" block thing (:)) but Tank can't see it.

Which image host did you use, Bluenose?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Bluenose on November 29, 2017, 12:25:42 PM
Very odd, still visible to me. Thought it might be a "Commonweath" block thing (:)) but Tank can't see it.

Which image host did you use, Bluenose?

Google.  I used to use photobucket, but like many others I refuse to be held to ransom for a small fortune. I'm about to go into hospital for a minor surgery, so it might be a day or two before I get back on my PC and see if I can fix the link.
 
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on November 29, 2017, 03:38:03 PM
Very odd, still visible to me. Thought it might be a "Commonweath" block thing (:)) but Tank can't see it.

Which image host did you use, Bluenose?

Google.  I used to use photobucket, but like many others I refuse to be held to ransom for a small fortune. I'm about to go into hospital for a minor surgery, so it might be a day or two before I get back on my PC and see if I can fix the link.

I use Imgur, no charges yet and seems to work every time.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on November 29, 2017, 10:56:54 PM
I/we hope that your minor surgery is in fact minor.  Hang in there mate.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on November 30, 2017, 04:45:03 AM
I/we hope that your minor surgery is in fact minor.  Hang in there mate.

Oops, missed that! Good luck, BN, recently had eye surgery so I feel for you.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on December 01, 2017, 05:33:30 PM
An annual visitor to the area, a little egret, ususlly in the summer though. Rarely that it perches this end of the brook, better and safer fishing nearer the canal. Might take a look down there if it is fine tomorrow.

(https://imgur.com/CbuD92o.jpg)

The instant before it launched, oh, how I wish I had usd my Nikon in multi-shot mode! Bloody twig in just the wrong place!

(https://imgur.com/DAuWImC.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on December 01, 2017, 06:16:57 PM
Excellent catch.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on December 01, 2017, 07:09:14 PM
I stood in the unheated kitchen with feet like blocks of ice for half an hour. Got many more shots but never once did it stretch its neck in the like when I first saw it!

Andy, my neighbour and a twitcher, shouted to me that it was there, so I gave him the whole flock of pictures to send to the RSPB and mates. He only has an iPhone and my 30x optic zoom Panasonic gave far better pix.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on December 03, 2017, 12:59:24 PM
There's a pair! Preening happily away.

(https://imgur.com/DIAbimn.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/V5ybXO1.jpg)

These are hand held shots through a none too clean kitchen window at 30x zoom and f5.6, the best I could get with a decent speed. No time to get the tripod and Nikon set up!

And, just for a bonus, my new woolly slippers, no great shakes as a photo but I'm already appreciating their warmness!
(https://imgur.com/Ptupojl.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 03, 2017, 01:31:39 PM
And, just for a bonus, my new woolly slippers, no great shakes as a photo but I'm already appreciating their warmness!
(https://imgur.com/Ptupojl.jpg)

Those look, um...very christmasy.  :P

I've always wanted a pair of these:

: show
(https://www.bunnyslippers.com/shop/images/D.cache.dpicon/560.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on December 03, 2017, 01:39:25 PM
Limited pattern choice - like all the same but different colurs.

All I care about is that they are warm but still practical!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on December 07, 2017, 04:09:49 PM
Limited pattern choice - like all the same but different colurs.

All I care about is that they are warm but still practical!

As long as you don't leave the house with those slippers Dave...!

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on December 07, 2017, 04:13:22 PM
This is supposedly the oldest picture of Abraham Lincoln in existence. If it is an actual photograph of the former president he would have been 30 years old when taken.

(https://i.imgur.com/0EdLt4n.jpg)

It's known as the "The Kaplan Daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln" and you can read about it here (http://=http://www.lincolnportrait.com/Frechette.asp).


Apparently facial recognition software has confirmed this is Abe, anyway I thought it pretty cool.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on December 07, 2017, 04:37:54 PM
Limited pattern choice - like all the same but different colurs.

All I care about is that they are warm but still practical!

As long as you don't leave the house with those slippers Dave...!

Went (in my car) to post a letter then visited "the little shop" wearing them.  My friend told me not to wear them to the supermarket . . . Hmm, if we get a dry day, wearing my "BAH HUM BUG" hat and my old (bought 1969) very bright red, very thick moutaineering duvet jacket . . . Or my super thick faux-fur lined, hooded wool jacket with a similar pattern . . .
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Post by: Essie Mae on December 10, 2017, 10:42:37 AM
You’ll be needing all of those now Dave i’m guessing.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 05, 2018, 11:09:02 AM
I went with my grandparents to a small town called Gramado in the Gaucho Highlands and took a few photos:

Hortensias (Black Lack Park):

(https://i.imgur.com/dNkabIr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uv2NkYW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cLEijKJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/azCTmnv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/s6RGKdF.jpg)

Black Lake:

(https://i.imgur.com/Zpi3jCt.jpg)

Christmas tree in the middle of the main road in Gramado:

(https://i.imgur.com/LmDcf8I.jpg)
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Post by: Dave on January 05, 2018, 11:42:59 AM
I like hydrangeas but, well, a town full of them?

Bit like an area near Woking where the first imported rhododendrons were cultivated and sold in the UK. Every hedge is a riot of colour for a short time, but gets a bit too much after a while. Elsewhere a stretch of newish motorway had banks with topsoil from another location - those became so vividly red with poppies it actually made driving a little hazardous in bright sunshine. (Poppies can lay dormant in undisturbed soil for 200 years or more, only to burst into bloom if the soil is disturbed - which is why the poppy is used as a symbol of war in the UK, the fields of France were covered in them after the WW1 entrenchments and artillery had stirred things up.)
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 05, 2018, 12:33:10 PM
:lol: Well, the entire town isn't full of them, and they draw in the tourists so I guess it isn't all that bad for the region...they've become an unofficial symbol of the place.

They're mostly located en route to the town along the long swirling road, in some parks and there are some isolated bunches in the residential areas.
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Post by: Magdalena on January 05, 2018, 07:39:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/uv2NkYW.jpg)
Pretty.  :tellmemore:
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Post by: Tank on January 05, 2018, 08:47:54 PM
Lovely colours!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 06, 2018, 07:51:49 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/uv2NkYW.jpg)
Pretty.  :tellmemore:

Isn't it? I like flower balls. Could you call them "flower balls" without it sounding weird? :notsure:

Anyway, here are some pics of Ipês, trees from the Brazilian Savannah:

(https://www.opopular.com.br/polopoly_fs/1.1332277.1503368391!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_940/image.jpg)

(https://ahau.org/wp-content/uploads/ipe_roxo-538x218.jpg)

I like the white ones, from afar it looks like it's sprouting cotton!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OxmuetDEuVg/WKWKDjyVFuI/AAAAAAAAPCI/d6xMqV5Mqv0UQdfHVruY0-mKO2-IThjsgCLcB/s1600/739827_1177415905605316_1618079000495465870_o.jpg)

During flowering season they lose their leaves and are left with only "flower balls".

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on January 06, 2018, 11:15:00 PM
xSP you have posted some stunning photos. They do prompt me to want to visit Brazil.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on January 07, 2018, 01:41:28 AM
xSP you have posted some stunning photos. They do prompt me to want to visit Brazil.
:this:
Very nice, very colorful.  :tellmemore:
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Post by: hermes2015 on January 07, 2018, 03:09:23 AM
Those are beautiful photos. If you had submitted them to a "Trees" photo challenge, you would have won. I was in a local shopping mall with Lulu on my shoulder recently when a Brazilian couple stopped me to look at her, and they told me that Brazil has some very colourful indigenous parrots. They were nice people, as I am sure all Brazilians are.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 07, 2018, 06:19:19 AM
Ooohhhh, I really love the one with the stop lights.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 08, 2018, 01:42:42 AM
xSP you have posted some stunning photos. They do prompt me to want to visit Brazil.

Brazil is many countries in one, in my perspective. There's something for everybody!  8)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 08, 2018, 01:47:28 AM
Those are beautiful photos. If you had submitted them to a "Trees" photo challenge, you would have won. I was in a local shopping mall with Lulu on my shoulder recently when a Brazilian couple stopped me to look at her, and they told me that Brazil has some very colourful indigenous parrots. They were nice people, as I am sure all Brazilians are.

The ipês are courtesy of google images, not my photos. I just picked what I thought were the best ones. :P

I guess the most famous indigenous parrot would be the Macaw, but yes, there are plenty others. Probably some regions are a bird watcher's dream place.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on February 09, 2018, 08:05:46 AM
Last Sunday was a great day at the lakes at Temple Newsam


Never seen this bird before. It's a Goosander (https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/goosander). Would you believe a carnivorous duck!
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8924/g6nR1O.jpg)

Our resident heron had dinner.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4801/dCG88w.jpg)

First time photo of a kingfisher. It's around 25 yards away.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9980/4K8g2M.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3264/jTPyul.jpg)

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 09, 2018, 08:28:02 AM
Our resident heron had dinner.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4801/dCG88w.jpg)

That's a nice photo. Do you shoot raw (or even in the raw)?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 09, 2018, 08:46:27 AM
Love tge picture of the kingfisher, Tank, not sure I could have even seen thst at 25yards now! Great pics as usual.

In terms of worms, small fish and tadpoles I thought all ducks were carnivorous, or do these predate voles etc as well?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on February 09, 2018, 08:49:05 AM
Our resident heron had dinner.
...

That's a nice photo. Do you shoot raw (or even in the raw)?
I have tried RAW but I honestly don't see sufficient improvement to warrent the effort. Pointers would be appretiated.
As to the second point...
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on February 09, 2018, 08:50:34 AM
Love tge picture of the kingfisher, Tank, not sure I could have even seen thst at 25yards now! Great pics as usual.

In terms of worms, small fish and tadpoles I thought all ducks were carnivorous, or do these predate voles etc as well?
Well ducks are generally omnivourous as you say. I was not aware of any specifically fish eating ducks.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 09, 2018, 08:52:23 AM
Love tge picture of the kingfisher, Tank, not sure I could have even seen thst at 25yards now! Great pics as usual.

In terms of worms, small fish and tadpoles I thought all ducks were carnivorous, or do these predate voles etc as well?
Well ducks are generally omnivourous as you say. I was not aware of any specifically fish eating ducks.

Ah, you mean eating meat only?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on February 09, 2018, 08:57:06 AM
Love tge picture of the kingfisher, Tank, not sure I could have even seen thst at 25yards now! Great pics as usual.

In terms of worms, small fish and tadpoles I thought all ducks were carnivorous, or do these predate voles etc as well?
Well ducks are generally omnivourous as you say. I was not aware of any specifically fish eating ducks.

Ah, you mean eating meat only?
Yes. These are known as sawbills as they have serated edges to their beaks to hold the fish.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 09, 2018, 11:10:47 AM
Our resident heron had dinner.
...

That's a nice photo. Do you shoot raw (or even in the raw)?
I have tried RAW but I honestly don't see sufficient improvement to warrent the effort. Pointers would be appretiated.
As to the second point...

I shoot exclusively in RAW (called NEF by Nikon), because you get an uncompressed full dynamic range file, which is a record of exactly what the camera sensor saw. It allows one to extract full highlight and shadow detail, as we used to do in the darkroom when printing negatives in the old days. If you shoot in JPG, all that info is lost and you cannot recover details in the shadows or highlights, because the camera firmware compresses the file into the JPG format. An advantage is that the photo is acceptable straight out of the camera. That is definitely NOT the case with RAW images. They usually look crap straight out of the camera, which is probably what put you off. They have to be processed with software to give the final look you want, which of course can take some time, but there are great rewards if you persevere. I use Adobe Lightroom, but there are some free alternatives:

https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/lightroom-alternatives/

I cannot recommend any, because I've only used Lightroom for many years. Your camera may have come with some kind of very basic RAW processing software you can try.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 11:46:24 AM
This is just to try the free photo hosting site Lensdump:

https://lensdump.com/

(https://i.lensdump.com/i/hPv22.jpg)
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Post by: Tank on February 22, 2018, 12:33:29 PM
It apparently worked.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 01:20:02 PM
It apparently worked.

Yes, and the site is easy to use. I just had to log on with my Google account and could immediately start uploading that photo I took in Split.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 01:54:52 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.jpg)

(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.png)

Hmm, I am doing summat wrong, copied the link, added .jpg (as I do with imgur) and then .png, gave it [img] tags and nowt appeared - this is using an Android tablet
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 02:01:12 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.jpg)

(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.png)

Hmm, I am doing summat wrong, copied the link, added .jpg (as I do with imgur) and then .png, gave it [img] tags and nowt appeared - this is using an Android tablet

That's weird. It worked for me first time I tried it. Did you use a Google account?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 02:02:32 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.jpg)

(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.png)

Hmm, I am doing summat wrong, copied the link, added .jpg (as I do with imgur) and then .png, gave it [img] tags and nowt appeared - this is using an Android tablet

That's weird It worked for me first time I tried it. Did you use a Google account?

Yup!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 02:05:29 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.jpg)

(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.png)

Hmm, I am doing summat wrong, copied the link, added .jpg (as I do with imgur) and then .png, gave it [img] tags and nowt appeared - this is using an Android tablet

That's weird It worked for me first time I tried it. Did you use a Google account?

Yup!

I'm using Windows 7, but I can't believe it can make a difference.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 03:34:51 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.jpg)

(https://lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.png)

Hmm, I am doing summat wrong, copied the link, added .jpg (as I do with imgur) and then .png, gave it [img] tags and nowt appeared - this is using an Android tablet

That's weird It worked for me first time I tried it. Did you use a Google account?

Yup!

I'm using Windows 7, but I can't believe it can make a difference.

App downloaded OK and all stages looked similar to other hosters - got the link, added the suffix and the tags then nix.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 03:39:25 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hGwtF.jpg)

Tried adding the suffix before copying the link - still nix, nada, null, nowt, nuffink . . .
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 03:47:40 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hGwtF.jpg)

Tried adding the suffix before copying the link - still nix, nada, null, nowt, nuffink . . .

Perhaps I'm not understanding what's going on. If you click on this link

https://lensdump.com/

does it open the Lensdump page? When I did it the first time, there was as green Create Account button.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 04:03:42 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hGwtF.jpg)

Tried adding the suffix before copying the link - still nix, nada, null, nowt, nuffink . . .

Perhaps I'm not understanding what's going on. If you click on this link

https://lensdump.com/

does it open the Lensdump page? When I did it the first time, there was as green Create Account button.

Yup, dun all that. I can see my name top rightish so the account is there.

(https://lensdump.com/i/822yf9.jpg)

Got a slightly different page with the link on it, added .jpg, copied, pasted, tagged - can you see it? I can't!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 04:20:15 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hGwtF.jpg)

Tried adding the suffix before copying the link - still nix, nada, null, nowt, nuffink . . .

Perhaps I'm not understanding what's going on. If you click on this link

https://lensdump.com/

does it open the Lensdump page? When I did it the first time, there was as green Create Account button.

Yup, dun all that. I can see my name top rightish so the account is there.

(https://lensdump.com/i/822yf9.jpg)

Got a slightly different page with the link on it, added .jpg, copied, pasted, tagged - can you see it? I can't!

I also see the page with my name top right. On that page is a big green Start Uploading button just below the centre of the page. When I click on that, it immediately takes me to the drives on my PC, where I can select the folder with the picture I want to upload, and then select the pic. One has to create an album first before adding pictures.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 04:35:32 PM
(https://l.lensdump.com/i/hPv22.jpg)

(https://i.lensdump.com/i/hPv22.jpg)

OK, tried your link in my message, works.

You have "https://l.etc" my links missed out the "l."

(https://i.lensdump.com/i/hPxxq.jpg)
Ah. it's not an "l" but an "i" ! ! ! !

(and that's with new glasses!)

(edited, mucked things up a bit)



Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 04:53:15 PM
(https://lensdump.com/i/hGwtF.jpg)

Tried adding the suffix before copying the link - still nix, nada, null, nowt, nuffink . . .

Perhaps I'm not understanding what's going on. If you click on this link

https://lensdump.com/

does it open the Lensdump page? When I did it the first time, there was as green Create Account button.

Yup, dun all that. I can see my name top rightish so the account is there.

(https://lensdump.com/i/822yf9.jpg)

Got a slightly different page with the link on it, added .jpg, copied, pasted, tagged - can you see it? I can't!

I also see the page with my name top right. On that page is a big green Start Uploading button just below the centre of the page. When I click on that, it immediately takes me to the drives on my PC, where I can select the folder with the picture I want to upload, and then select the pic. One has to create an album first before adding pictures.

OK, all that the same except I chose a category but had not created any albums. Album now created. Image uploaded into album. Shared. Suffix added. Link copied. Link pasted and tagged . . .

(https://lensdump.com/i/82W16A.jpg)

Nuffink.

Tried to upload a duplicate but that created an error message, so the images are up there!

OK, I have no more suggestions. My code looks exactly like yours (img]https://i.lensdump.com/i/hPv22.jpg[/img), but of course with square brackets both ends. I never had to add a a suffix or extension to mine; I just copied the embed code, and it looked like yours, so perhaps something is wrong with your picture. Perhaps you should just keep using Imgur!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 05:33:51 PM
See below!

Wonder why the "i." does not get into my links...
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 22, 2018, 05:55:59 PM
See below!

Wonder why the "i." does not get into my links...

It's a mystery why you are missing the "i", but at least you know the workaround now.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on February 22, 2018, 08:07:56 PM
It apparently worked.

Yes, and the site is easy to use. I just had to log on with my Google account and could immediately start uploading that photo I took in Split.
I visited Split in 1974 when I was 14.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on February 23, 2018, 03:58:14 AM
It apparently worked.

Yes, and the site is easy to use. I just had to log on with my Google account and could immediately start uploading that photo I took in Split.
I visited Split in 1974 when I was 14.

It is a very interesting city, but I did not have much time to explore it before I had to split. I came across that bronze model of the city while strolling on the beautiful esplanade.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 01, 2018, 08:12:24 PM
Out and about in the snow today.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/5158/YALzID.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7873/m8ebje.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6539/CnfkvB.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/805/TVNWzB.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4261/35v3r1.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1928/L2OwAM.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/78/5KOVT4.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4858/e9EKLk.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7919/ij6Eyt.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3677/PZZxfI.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/75/fOYC7R.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/273/cVFHs2.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4060/hxzOq3.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9664/17XcMq.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5441/0bOFsq.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9646/ZbWi3a.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/2747/no2DBC.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3658/hFDDpl.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on March 01, 2018, 09:32:05 PM
Beautiful, I esp love the one with the little bird standing by the creek, or rill (not sure what that small an amount of water is called).
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 01, 2018, 09:40:29 PM
Beautiful, I esp love the one with the little bird standing by the creek, or rill (not sure what that small an amount of water is called).
We'd call it a stream. And the bird is a Robin.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dragonia on March 02, 2018, 12:40:08 PM
Beautiful pictures, Tank. It looks so quiet and still.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 02, 2018, 12:43:41 PM
Beautiful pictures, Tank. It looks so quiet and still.
It was in places, but on the high ground it was pretty windy.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Sandra Craft on March 02, 2018, 07:21:06 PM
Beautiful, I esp love the one with the little bird standing by the creek, or rill (not sure what that small an amount of water is called).
We'd call it a stream. And the bird is a Robin.

The red breast should have tipped me off.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 03, 2018, 02:39:07 PM
(https://scontent.fpoa13-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28379254_10155269967195233_1192194369247781953_n.jpg?oh=f094d9a8570ee69a494ef05d1dfb8ce2&oe=5B08707B)

If only...
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 25, 2018, 07:15:36 AM
RHS Harlow Carr (https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2737/0D4L27.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4881/ZlaVXF.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6361/7wVJyT.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7228/HkAbXJ.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/5428/XbDC4i.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6043/ZVSNOX.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9003/EW7BX6.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on March 25, 2018, 07:40:14 AM
I love the birds, Tank. Anyone looking for inspiration for a colour scheme just has to look at those feathers.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 27, 2018, 02:56:36 AM
Picture taken at a "Texan Sushi Restaurant" 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/cYQWJ8F.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 28, 2018, 05:57:33 PM
This is a great photo of a classic....1950 Pontiac Chieftain.

I love this photo, and what a great shot...the smooth curves, the classic lines, those magnificent headlights. Just don't make em' like this anymore.


(https://i.imgur.com/1JMSa4P.jpg)


This reminds me a lot of a 1950's Nash my father used to have...never saw it in person, but he had a lot of pictures of it, always said it was his favorite car.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2018, 06:05:39 PM
This is a great photo of a classic....1950 Pontiac Chieftain.

I love this photo, and what a great shot...the smooth curves, the classic lines, those magnificent headlights. Just don't make em' like this anymore.


(https://i.imgur.com/1JMSa4P.jpg)


This reminds me a lot of a 1950's Nash my father used to have...never saw it in person, but he had a lot of pictures of it, always said it was his favorite car.

My father had one of these.

(https://i.lensdump.com/i/86Sara.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 28, 2018, 06:13:28 PM
This is a great photo of a classic....1950 Pontiac Chieftain.

I love this photo, and what a great shot...the smooth curves, the classic lines, those magnificent headlights. Just don't make em' like this anymore.


(https://i.imgur.com/1JMSa4P.jpg)


This reminds me a lot of a 1950's Nash my father used to have...never saw it in person, but he had a lot of pictures of it, always said it was his favorite car.

My father had one of these.

(https://i.lensdump.com/i/86Sara.jpg)

Studebaker, very nice!...my grandpa had one of those. It was a weird green colour.

Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2018, 06:26:50 PM
Studebaker, very nice!...my grandpa had one of those. It was a weird green colour.

I am just old enough to remember it. Perhaps that had an subconscious effect on me to compel me to buy an SLK, which has a similar feel, but convertible.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on March 29, 2018, 05:08:03 AM
Brand new calves.

(https://s31.postimg.org/3vxrhm5kr/20180328_172309.jpg)

(https://s31.postimg.org/qysvu31gb/20180328_172304.jpg)

They are rather cute when small.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on March 29, 2018, 05:11:15 AM
Wind damage to one of the old hog houses. The storm a few weeks ago was pretty strong.

(https://s31.postimg.org/uv67q6hbv/20180328_173450.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on March 29, 2018, 07:45:08 AM
Brand new calves.

(https://s31.postimg.org/3vxrhm5kr/20180328_172309.jpg)

(https://s31.postimg.org/qysvu31gb/20180328_172304.jpg)

They are rather cute when small.
And no bloody license plates hanging from their ears either! From a photographic point of view I hate them!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on March 29, 2018, 12:31:00 PM
The calf in the second photo is tagged. Just hard to see with the angle and digital zoom.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Bad Penny II on March 29, 2018, 01:26:34 PM
I spent some minutes with these guys a couple of months back.

(https://i.imgur.com/FmhT7lQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on March 29, 2018, 01:28:59 PM
Brand new calves.

(https://s31.postimg.org/3vxrhm5kr/20180328_172309.jpg)

(https://s31.postimg.org/qysvu31gb/20180328_172304.jpg)

They are rather cute when small.

Nice looking calves JJ.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on March 29, 2018, 01:33:49 PM
I spent some minutes with these guys a couple of months back

(https://i.imgur.com/FmhT7lQ.jpg)

I like Jerseys. Very calm and even tempered. The cows anyway. A Jersey bull is a mean, dangerous bastard.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on March 29, 2018, 02:55:09 PM
They are rather cute when small.
I think cows are cute when their full grown too.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 06, 2018, 08:10:23 PM
Earth from Saturn, as seen by Cassini...a pale blue dot.

(https://i.imgur.com/ikJR6Ms.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 07, 2018, 02:31:57 PM
(https://s7.postimg.org/cbogln4cr/20180404_172339.jpg)

I took this on Wednesday. The legendary 4020 in  a miserable state. Might get to it one of these days.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Buddy on April 12, 2018, 11:54:28 PM
Hey Bruno! Finally got a picture of the SMLLKAR plate on the new Mini!

(https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30656669_1556821531033555_5417064684949011427_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8362d0140a5462d8fe6e767b1c6465c5&oe=5B5F489F)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on April 13, 2018, 05:17:18 AM
Hey Bruno! Finally got a picture of the SMLLKAR plate on the new Mini!

(https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30656669_1556821531033555_5417064684949011427_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8362d0140a5462d8fe6e767b1c6465c5&oe=5B5F489F)

 :thumbsup:

I really like that colour as well.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 13, 2018, 05:25:30 PM
Hey Bruno! Finally got a picture of the SMLLKAR plate on the new Mini!

(https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30656669_1556821531033555_5417064684949011427_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8362d0140a5462d8fe6e767b1c6465c5&oe=5B5F489F)

 :thumbsup:

I really like that colour as well.

Looks great Buddy, congrats!...and I agree with the Hermes and really like the colour. 8)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 16, 2018, 07:43:05 PM
A Wren. Never got one worth posting before. They are never still for long enough. The smallest bird in the UK.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6030/w3OeNx.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 16, 2018, 08:02:35 PM
Thought the goldcrest was the UK's smalledt bird

 :headscratch:

But still a brill picture, Tank!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 16, 2018, 09:08:38 PM
Thought the goldcrest was the UK's smalledt bird

 :headscratch:

But still a brill picture, Tank!
I'm not an ornithologist. I can stand to be corrected :)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Icarus on April 16, 2018, 11:34:51 PM
   ^^ Damn!  Those are vicious looking claws on the wee little bird. That is a really good shot tank. How far away from the bird when you took that shot?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: No one on April 17, 2018, 01:00:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/FmhT7lQ.jpg)

They look so content. They don't realize just how much they have at stake.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 17, 2018, 06:00:07 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/FmhT7lQ.jpg)

They look so content. They don't realize just how much they have at stake.

Er, "...at steak" you mean?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2018, 06:19:43 AM
   ^^ Damn!  Those are vicious looking claws on the wee little bird. That is a really good shot tank. How far away from the bird when you took that shot?
About 6 yards. The twig is about the diameter of a pencil.

This is the original frame reduced from 6,000 x 4,000 to 1,024 x 768

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6611/X64cyB.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 17, 2018, 10:13:38 AM
   ^^ Damn!  Those are vicious looking claws on the wee little bird. That is a really good shot tank. How far away from the bird when you took that shot?
About 6 yards. The twig is about the diameter of a pencil.

This is the original frame reduced from 6,000 x 4,000 to 1,024 x 768

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6611/X64cyB.jpg)

That's where a little extra high resolution really scores! My Nikon D5100 is about 4,900 by 3,250 (16.2 Mp), mostly adequate with the Sigma 18 - 250 zoom lens. Actually the little Panasonic TZ60 has marginally better resolution at about 4,900 by 3700 (18.1Mp) and a 30x optical zoom - but fewer bells and whistles. I try to remember to hook that on my belt every time I go out - then mostly forget it is there . . .

All I need is to get my stamina, patience, concentration and "eye" tuned back up! Spent over an hour in a local nature reserve (a water meadow with a fringe of trees that floods regularly) and the only birds I saw were gulls and pigeons! Most interesting flying things were bumble bees. I was sitting still mostly, walking is literally a pain at times.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2018, 10:40:07 AM
I used a Sony A68 (24Mp) with their mid range 55 to 300mm zoom. It's good value for money. But a lottery win would see me get the 100 to 400mm G series zoom.

Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 SAM ED Lens (https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sony-55-300mm-f45-56-sam-ed-lens-1533370/?mkwid=sZqRAwY4n_dc&pcrid=227185251292&kword=&match=&plid=&product=1533370&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6IrfkoHB2gIVrr_tCh2sqQwuEAQYAyABEgKSbPD_BwE)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on April 17, 2018, 11:06:56 AM
I used a Sony A68 (24Mp) with their mid range 55 to 300mm zoom. It's good value for money. But a lottery win would see me get the 100 to 400mm G series zoom.

Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 SAM ED Lens (https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sony-55-300mm-f45-56-sam-ed-lens-1533370/?mkwid=sZqRAwY4n_dc&pcrid=227185251292&kword=&match=&plid=&product=1533370&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6IrfkoHB2gIVrr_tCh2sqQwuEAQYAyABEgKSbPD_BwE)

That's the same resolution as the D600 I use most of the time with a 24 to 85mm f3.5 lens. With that resolution, I can "zoom" by cropping. I occasionally use the much better Nikon 135mm f2 lens, but that's a big piece of glass and quite heavy.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 18, 2018, 06:57:10 PM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ve6w6k74f/20180418_135415.jpg)

I think he likes chicken livers...
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 18, 2018, 08:55:14 PM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ve6w6k74f/20180418_135415.jpg)

I think he likes chicken livers...

Did the chicken cie of cirrhosis or summat?
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 18, 2018, 09:40:11 PM
Deep fried in lard thy tend to stick together.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 18, 2018, 10:14:46 PM
Deep fried in lard thy tend to stick together.

Right, so its a heart attack for a dog!

I remember lard, potatoes fried in it are far more tasty than those fried in oil, or even goose fat. Fries, bacon and eggs etc fried in lard when I was a kid all helped later . . .
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 08:09:55 PM
Pixel for pixel with a touch of 'Unsharp mask'!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4614/0psreK.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 08:11:49 PM
The whole frame
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/597/yz91aG.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 08:31:22 PM
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8046/UOCWxg.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on April 21, 2018, 08:31:57 PM
Pixel for pixel with a touch of 'Unsharp mask'!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4614/0psreK.jpg)

That is very good. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 08:40:58 PM
Pixel for pixel with a touch of 'Unsharp mask'!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4614/0psreK.jpg)

That is very good. I'm jealous.
Manual focus too! I am very pleased with it. Sigma 180mm f3.5 pre-digital full frame macro. The lens was a vanity project for the owner of Sigma lenses who was a very keen insect and macro photographer. Must have had it 20 years.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 08:49:32 PM
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2523/2stzUi.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 08:56:26 PM
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4042/yVzTWR.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2018, 09:14:49 PM
Read the pillow :D

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/7735/ojAKVP.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 24, 2018, 12:51:01 AM
(https://s7.postimg.cc/44ce46vm3/20180423_193653.jpg)

A tiny blue crab that was hiding inside of a barnacle.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 24, 2018, 06:18:14 AM
Good observation!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 24, 2018, 10:58:06 PM
(https://s7.postimg.cc/44ce46vm3/20180423_193653.jpg)

A tiny blue crab that was hiding inside of a barnacle.

Peek-a-boo!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 28, 2018, 09:24:24 PM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 28, 2018, 09:44:20 PM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.

If in doubt stick it on "intelligent" mode and auto focus - then all you have to do is the artistic stuff like composition, angle etc. I have its older bro, the D5100, mainly  because that has a swivel rear display so I can hold it up st full arm length and still see the display, or do low level shots without laying down.

But I think they upgraded the sensor and processing system in the Dx2xx series. Have fun!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 28, 2018, 09:49:54 PM
I took this one with my phone Wednesday night once the fire had burned down. It's better than I thought originally. (https://s17.postimg.cc/5ee9qtiov/PSX_20180428_164640.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 28, 2018, 10:33:04 PM
I took this one with my phone Wednesday night once the fire had burned down. It's better than I thought originally. (https://s17.postimg.cc/5ee9qtiov/PSX_20180428_164640.jpg)
:love:  I love it! :love:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 29, 2018, 02:10:27 AM
It took a looooong time to get that one. Once the fire had burned mostly down to coals I thought I'd be good to get a shot but bits and pieces near the edges kept flaring up and drowning out the red glowing embers with yellow light. Of probably fifty photos of those coals that was the only one that wasn't drowned out by flares or so unclear as to be unrecognizable.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on April 29, 2018, 04:26:50 AM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.

I hope you will enjoy using it. I am sure the photographers here will be happy to share some tips and help with you, so don't be shy to ask.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 29, 2018, 05:48:14 AM
It took a looooong time to get that one. Once the fire had burned mostly down to coals I thought I'd be good to get a shot but bits and pieces near the edges kept flaring up and drowning out the red glowing embers with yellow light. Of probably fifty photos of those coals that was the only one that wasn't drowned out by flares or so unclear as to be unrecognizable.
Well, thank you. Your picture just became my first cell phone's wallpaper. It's so beautiful! It looks so alive. I imagine that's what a ruby's mine looks like, when the light hits it.

...Or maybe it's just a witch's love of fire.  :fingertap:
I don't know, I just like it. Thank you.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 29, 2018, 06:59:31 AM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.
That's a good camera. Loads of growth potential.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 29, 2018, 05:37:50 PM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.

If in doubt stick it on "intelligent" mode and auto focus - then all you have to do is the artistic stuff like composition, angle etc. I have its older bro, the D5100, mainly  because that has a swivel rear display so I can hold it up st full arm length and still see the display, or do low level shots without laying down.

But I think they upgraded the sensor and processing system in the Dx2xx series. Have fun!

Thing is, when I get a new toy I have to understand how to use it. Scope, camera, torque wrench,  doesn't matter. I'll probably steer clear of the easy mode until I can at least make do without the help.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 29, 2018, 05:39:07 PM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.

I hope you will enjoy using it. I am sure the photographers here will be happy to share some tips and help with you, so don't be shy to ask.

I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions. It should arrive sometime Tuesday and I doubt I'll get anything productive done on Wednesday!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 29, 2018, 05:40:11 PM
The quality of photos I post here and elsewhere might be going up after Tuesday. I ordered my first "real" camera, a Nikon D3200. Just hope o can figure out how to use it.
That's a good camera. Loads of growth potential.

That was my thinking. It's also inexpensive enough that if I wreck it doing something foolish it isn't the end of the world.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on April 29, 2018, 05:41:15 PM
It took a looooong time to get that one. Once the fire had burned mostly down to coals I thought I'd be good to get a shot but bits and pieces near the edges kept flaring up and drowning out the red glowing embers with yellow light. Of probably fifty photos of those coals that was the only one that wasn't drowned out by flares or so unclear as to be unrecognizable.
Well, thank you. Your picture just became my first cell phone's wallpaper. It's so beautiful! It looks so alive. I imagine that's what a ruby's mine looks like, when the light hits it.

...Or maybe it's just a witch's love of fire.  :fingertap:
I don't know, I just like it. Thank you.

You're welcome mags. I plan on experimenting with fire a lot more going forward. Watch this space...
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 29, 2018, 05:42:54 PM
I took this one with my phone Wednesday night once the fire had burned down. It's better than I thought originally. (https://s17.postimg.cc/5ee9qtiov/PSX_20180428_164640.jpg)

I agree with Mags, it's a good shot. I think you captured the mesmerising aspect of fire perfectly! :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Magdalena on April 30, 2018, 06:21:22 AM
It took a looooong time to get that one. Once the fire had burned mostly down to coals I thought I'd be good to get a shot but bits and pieces near the edges kept flaring up and drowning out the red glowing embers with yellow light. Of probably fifty photos of those coals that was the only one that wasn't drowned out by flares or so unclear as to be unrecognizable.
Well, thank you. Your picture just became my first cell phone's wallpaper. It's so beautiful! It looks so alive. I imagine that's what a ruby's mine looks like, when the light hits it.

...Or maybe it's just a witch's love of fire.  :fingertap:
I don't know, I just like it. Thank you.

You're welcome mags. I plan on experimenting with fire a lot more going forward. Watch this space...

OK. But please be careful.  :worried:

"When you have more attention on getting the photo than on anything else."
(https://i.imgur.com/lzNvvIo.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Arturo on April 30, 2018, 02:49:17 PM
^Yeah I really wish that old lady didn't get washed away and reveal that little boy's speedo. Disgusting.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Davin on April 30, 2018, 04:42:25 PM
Found some cute ducklings huddled together.

(https://i.imgur.com/69fOMyD.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on April 30, 2018, 04:50:01 PM
Aw!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Tank on April 30, 2018, 05:51:01 PM
Lovely colours.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: jumbojak on May 06, 2018, 10:04:28 PM
I need some software advice. The new camera is far more capable than I am but I need something to pull photos from my sd card and, hopefully, organize them by date. I tried using a folder and the copy paste method but the camera reuses file names! After formatting the card I either have to create a new folder or lose past photos.

I'd be willing to spend a bit of money to accomplish this but nothing extravagant, at least for right now. I'm experimenting with GIMP as an editing program but would be open to more of an all in one solution.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on May 07, 2018, 03:58:10 AM
I need some software advice. The new camera is far more capable than I am but I need something to pull photos from my sd card and, hopefully, organize them by date. I tried using a folder and the copy paste method but the camera reuses file names! After formatting the card I either have to create a new folder or lose past photos.

I'd be willing to spend a bit of money to accomplish this but nothing extravagant, at least for right now. I'm experimenting with GIMP as an editing program but would be open to more of an all in one solution.

Here are some bulk file renamers. Can't find the freebie one I used to use but you could put things like location and date on up to all files plus a unique number. Housekeeping like this is always a time consuming, but essential, chore!

https://windowsreport.com/file-rename-software/

Also http://darrellyoung.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/using-nikons-file-naming-and-file.html and others.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on May 07, 2018, 05:49:34 AM
I need some software advice. The new camera is far more capable than I am but I need something to pull photos from my sd card and, hopefully, organize them by date. I tried using a folder and the copy paste method but the camera reuses file names! After formatting the card I either have to create a new folder or lose past photos.

I'd be willing to spend a bit of money to accomplish this but nothing extravagant, at least for right now. I'm experimenting with GIMP as an editing program but would be open to more of an all in one solution.

It is imperative to have a good workflow in place to take care of the "housekeeping" to deal with your photos. My recommendations are based on my own workflow. Do the following:

1. Download and install XnView:

https://www.xnview.com/en/

The excellent, free XnView is for browsing through and viewing your photos.

2. Design and to stick to a file organizing system from day one, before you have thousands of photos to deal with. Create a folder on your drive called Photos. Then create a sub folder called New Photos date (the date you formatted the SD card). Also create other sub folders like Julia Birthday Party 16 January 2010, or any other scheme that suits you. Copy your new photos into the New Photos folder every few days, in case the SD card in your camera dies. It is normal for the camera to reuse the same names after formatting the card. After formatting, again create a new folder called New Photos date (the date you formatted the SD card).

3. Use XnView to look at the photos in New Photos date and then move them into their appropriatey-named permanent folders. XnView will offer to rename files with the same name.

4. Now you can do simple editing of the photos (cropping. resizing, colour correction, etc.), very easily in XnView itself. For more abvanced editing, GIMP is popular. I looked at it some years ago, but hated the interface. I've heard

good reports on Paint.NET

https://www.getpaint.net/

Perhaps you can try it. I use Adobe Lightroom because I shoot exclusively in NEF (RAW) format, and NEF photos are not usable straight out of the camera. If you are using JPG at the moment, Lightroom will be overkill for you, and GIMP or Paint.NET will be OK for you to start with.

I'm sure the other HAF photographers will suggest their own favourite workflows. The above one works for me. It is very important to have an organized folder structure once, like me, you have thousands of photos.

Lastly, a VERY important piece of advice: remember that the failure rate of a hard drive is 100%, so you have to be disciplined and have a good backup system in place. I have a second physical hard drive in my PC and use the free program Cobian Backup to automatically mirror my Photos folder on the primary drive to the second hard drive at 19:00 every day. Get it at

http://www.cobiansoft.com/index.htm

Then, from time to time, I copy the Photos folder to an external 2TB USB drive, in case my PC explodes, but I'm probably too paranoid!
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on May 07, 2018, 07:35:07 AM
Hermes, does that mirroring app replace or duplicate photos that are already saved? One problem I get is wasted space due to subsequent backups duplicating files already saved several times - wasting space on the same drive.

Regular, manual, camera dump folders with unique identifiers and then camera SD card reformating is the only cure I have found.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on May 07, 2018, 08:00:12 AM
Hermes, does that mirroring app replace or duplicate photos that are already saved? One problem I get is wasted space due to subsequent backups duplicating files already saved several times - wasting space on the same drive.

Regular, manual, camera dump folders with unique identifiers and then camera SD card reformating is the only cure I have found.

The mirroring app simply backs up any file, whether a photo or any other type, to the location specified. It is useful because it is automatic, meaning that backups happen in the background and you don't have to remember to do them.

There are options for the type of backup: full or incremental. The first one will always be a full backup, but subsequently I set it to do incremental backups. Then only new files, or ones that have changed, are backed up. With incremental one does not have the problem of an ever expanding backup that contains duplicates. On can choose that if preferred, though. One can even set it to back up every 10 seconds for scientific work. The amazing thing is that it is free.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on May 07, 2018, 08:30:13 AM
Hermes, does that mirroring app replace or duplicate photos that are already saved? One problem I get is wasted space due to subsequent backups duplicating files already saved several times - wasting space on the same drive.

Regular, manual, camera dump folders with unique identifiers and then camera SD card reformating is the only cure I have found.

The mirroring app simply backs up any file, whether a photo or any other type, to the location specified. It is useful because it is automatic, meaning that backups happen in the background and you don't have to remember to do them.

There are options for the type of backup: full or incremental. The first one will always be a full backup, but subsequently I set it to do incremental backups. Then only new files, or ones that have changed, are backed up. With incremental one does not have the problem of an ever expanding backup that contains duplicates. On can choose that if preferred, though. One can even set it to back up every 10 seconds for scientific work. The amazing thing is that it is free.

Yup, "incremental" was what I was looking for.

Thanks, Hermes.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on May 07, 2018, 08:32:00 AM
Hermes, does that mirroring app replace or duplicate photos that are already saved? One problem I get is wasted space due to subsequent backups duplicating files already saved several times - wasting space on the same drive.

Regular, manual, camera dump folders with unique identifiers and then camera SD card reformating is the only cure I have found.

The mirroring app simply backs up any file, whether a photo or any other type, to the location specified. It is useful because it is automatic, meaning that backups happen in the background and you don't have to remember to do them.

There are options for the type of backup: full or incremental. The first one will always be a full backup, but subsequently I set it to do incremental backups. Then only new files, or ones that have changed, are backed up. With incremental one does not have the problem of an ever expanding backup that contains duplicates. On can choose that if preferred, though. One can even set it to back up every 10 seconds for scientific work. The amazing thing is that it is free.

Yup, "incremental" was what I was looking for.

Thanks, Hermes.

We aim to please.
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: Dave on May 07, 2018, 08:53:05 AM
Hermes, does that mirroring app replace or duplicate photos that are already saved? One problem I get is wasted space due to subsequent backups duplicating files already saved several times - wasting space on the same drive.

Regular, manual, camera dump folders with unique identifiers and then camera SD card reformating is the only cure I have found.

The mirroring app simply backs up any file, whether a photo or any other type, to the location specified. It is useful because it is automatic, meaning that backups happen in the background and you don't have to remember to do them.

There are options for the type of backup: full or incremental. The first one will always be a full backup, but subsequently I set it to do incremental backups. Then only new files, or ones that have changed, are backed up. With incremental one does not have the problem of an ever expanding backup that contains duplicates. On can choose that if preferred, though. One can even set it to back up every 10 seconds for scientific work. The amazing thing is that it is free.

Yup, "incremental" was what I was looking for.

Thanks, Hermes.

We aim to please.

Is that the royal/corporate "we" or are you suffering multiple personality disorder? :grin:
Title: Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
Post by: hermes2015 on May 07, 2018, 09:05:07 AM
Hermes, does that mirroring app replace or duplicate photos that are already saved? One problem I get is wasted space due to subsequent backups duplicating files already saved several times - wasting space on the same drive.

Regular, manual, camera dump folders with unique identifiers and then camera SD card reformating is the only cure I have found.

The mirroring app simply backs up any file, whether a photo or any other type, to the location specified. It is useful because it is automatic, meaning that backups happen in the background and you don't have to remember to do them.

There are options for the type of backup: full or incremental. The first one will always be a full backup, but subsequently I set it to do incremental backups. Then only new files, or ones that have changed, are backed up. With incremental one does not have the problem of an ever expanding backup that contains duplicates. On can choose that if preferred, though. One can even set it to back up every 10 seconds for scientific work. The amazing thing is that it is free.

Yup, "incremental" was what I was looking for.

Thanks, Hermes.

We aim to please.

Is that the royal/corporate "we" or are you suffering multiple pers