General photography thread [img heavy]

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:00 pm

ludi wrote:Pretty colors.

I really like the specular lighting loops on that pond reflection. Took me a second to figure out what was going on with that.


Yeah, the waves on the water led to a 'loop' effect on the reflected lights if you exposed it with a long enough exposure to capture 1 cycle. One good thing about m43 was I was able to use the 'shuttr speed effect' preview to get a rough idea of the shutter speed I needed. Hm... I wonder what it would have been like with multiple exposures and HDR. Probably a blurred mess.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:51 pm

I picked up a wireless flash transmitter on Ebay for $19.99 including shipping (from Hong Kong) to attempt some images of water drops...after going through the first group I already can think of a ton of things I could have done better...so there will be plenty more attempts at this. Here are my first shots:

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:12 pm

Hmmm, that gets me thinking...I wonder if I could replicate that effect using an aimed mirror to substitute for the remote flash unit?

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:24 pm

ludi wrote:Hmmm, that gets me thinking...I wonder if I could replicate that effect using an aimed mirror to substitute for the remote flash unit?

You may have just ruined my weekend :lol:


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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:38 pm

Paging Doc Edgerton, Doc Edgerton to high-speed shutters STAT.

Never mind me, that's good work. Doc Edgerton would be proud. All you have to do now is catch a bullet blowing up an apple or a balloon.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:34 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Paging Doc Edgerton, Doc Edgerton to high-speed shutters STAT.

Never mind me, that's good work. Doc Edgerton would be proud. All you have to do now is catch a bullet blowing up an apple or a balloon.


No need for a high speed shutter. Just a powerful, high speed flash. Almost all the high speed work you see, with exception of some really exotic stuff is done in a black room with an open shutter. The lens flare off the refracted light in the first "orange" shot is really cool. Actually, all of them are really cool. :D

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:54 pm

OK, attempt number two...seemed to go much better with a different basin for the water (deeper, black).

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:34 pm

Them's came out really nice. How did you set up the lighting to get the color effects? Also, what lens and shooting distance gave the best results?
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:43 pm

ludi wrote:Them's came out really nice. How did you set up the lighting to get the color effects? Also, what lens and shooting distance gave the best results?


I used my Canon 5D mk II with the 100mm IS macro at roughly 8"-12" from the front of the lens to the drop location. For the colors, it is a combination of bouncing the flash from behind the drop against a variety of different backdrops. I some of the backdrops from a Google search, some are just blurred versions of images I have taken myself.

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:52 pm

Sorry to overload this thread with these pictures, but a few more from tonight:

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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:42 pm

Finally...no more water drops...for now...

My wife and I visited Chicago this weekend to see some old friends and had a great time...we were also glad to see some decent weather while we were there.

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Postposted on Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:16 pm

I love the contrast going from the fluid, round lines of the water droplets to the straight lines and angles of the architecture pics. Fun stuff, Jo.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:00 pm

SPOOFE wrote:I love the contrast going from the fluid, round lines of the water droplets to the straight lines and angles of the architecture pics. Fun stuff, Jo.


Thanks SPOOFE!!! Just wait 'til wedding season starts and I'm posting even more types of photos...at some point I may just stick to one genre...
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:49 pm

I've decided I'm gong to post in here. I don't have a camera this time of year (I bum one off of my brother, forum name Chun¢, in the summer), so I'm doing a bit of post before I upload anything.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:54 am

All photos taken last summer on my brother Chun¢'s EOS Digital Rebel XS.
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F/5.6, ISO 200, 1/200s, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (kit lens) at 18mm

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F/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600s, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 at 300mm

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F/1.8, ISO 400, 1/60s, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MkII

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F/1.8, ISO 400, 1/60s, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MkII

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:51 am

A few from yesterday:

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Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:57 am

If there's a reason to dislike the EF-S 60mm Macro, I haven't found it yet:

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The sky was gray all day and a borderline fog was producing these ice crystals (some more than 1/2 inch long by late afternoon). Hence, several of these images were shot with flash assist from my 550EX, using a tophat diffuser. The first image was shot at approximately 1/2 lifesize.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:07 pm

I've been wanting to take some photos here for a few weeks now, and finally had some time on my way home from work along with cooperating weather.
All photos with an E-PL1 and PP done in Aperture.

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This is a passenger regional rail bridge:
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This is an HDR merge of 3 exposures using Light Compressor.
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Love the clouds in this:
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:46 pm

If you want a really interesting geometric effect and intense colors, get directly under the center of one of those lattice towers on a sunny day with light clouds, and shoot straight upward with a circular polarizer.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:53 pm

ludi wrote:If you want a really interesting geometric effect and intense colors, get directly under the center of one of those lattice towers on a sunny day with light clouds, and shoot straight upward with a circular polarizer.

Hmm, minimal aperture, a slow shutter speed, and maybe a few stops of ND filter, then gently turn the polarizer as the shot is taken. Definitely need a tripod & remote for that experiment.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:59 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Hmm, minimal aperture, a slow shutter speed, and maybe a few stops of ND filter, then gently turn the polarizer as the shot is taken. Definitely need a tripod & remote for that experiment.


I do have a circular polarizer, tripod and remote.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:04 am

It's not every day you get a wildfire near your hometown which, fortunately, moves in the correct direction (across open space lands and away from you). Started Sunday around 10am, but I wasn't back in town until the evening. All of these were variously shot from Lookout Mountain and Mount Zion, looking across Clear Creek Canyon towards Mount Galbraith and the general direction of Golden Gate Canyon:

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Moday around lunchtime. That 250 gallon bucket looks mighty small:

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Late that evening:

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Tuesday, around noon. An attempt at a firebreak has been painted with slury:

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By 4pm, winds had picked up to 70+ mph ground gusts, with windspeeds exceeding 110mph just above the peaks. One of the hotspots jumps the firebreak and enters the trees:

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The local NBC affiliate discovers that Live At Five can be a bit difficult in 70mph wind:

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The winds continued into the night, so I couldn't get a stable tripod shot of the day's aftermath. So I ended up with spotfire "florets" instead:

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On a related note, the Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 did very good work for most of these shots.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:21 am

The fire managed to continue into Thursday, at which point the winds blew it back around into itself, aiding the containment process.

Wednesday around noon:

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Wednesday evening, a smattering of grassfires persist inside an inaccessible hollow:

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Finally on Thursday, a lingering hotspot burns itself out far back in the canyon:

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That pretty well finished it. By Thursday night there wasn't anything else to see. Total burn area, 1600 acres, zero structures.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:24 pm

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:42 pm

That's a funny looking bird. What kind is it?
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:01 pm

Wasn't it a blue-jay?

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:00 pm

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Red vs. White by DigitAl3x, on Flickr

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Sea of orange by DigitAl3x, on Flickr
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:15 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Wasn't it a blue-jay?

Too small and is missing the head crest.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:34 pm

It's a blue jay. You can see peanuts in the chutes for a sense of scale. (That feeder must be very wide)
As for the crest, it can be a reduced size. I'm not sure if it's from molting, sex of the bird, or what.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:46 pm

The feeder is a Squirrel Buster Plus from Brome.

Here's a cardinal for scale comparison:
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Another of the Blue jay:
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I'll give you a couple of woodpeckers, too:
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There was also this little guy:
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