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Postposted on Sun May 15, 2011 4:45 pm

A few images after a nice rain this morning:

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun May 15, 2011 7:35 pm

That's some fun stuff, Jo; I love the look of water droplets, and how sharp the reflections/refractions in 'em can look. I recently got a macro lens and I've been playing around with it, gotta get the results online and share...
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon May 16, 2011 10:37 pm

Jo: Some nice clicks there, can you share the exif info too?

This was one of my entries to be shortlisted for an exhibition of the movie "Dhobi Ghat". the theme was life in Mumbai..
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433810/?li ... 0367522732

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu May 19, 2011 2:06 am

Night photography in the rain. First shot with the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, second with the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Di-II. Both with the 7D.

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu May 26, 2011 1:06 pm

And now for something completely different...a few weddings! The first series of shots is from the wedding I shot in April and the last set is from my sister's wedding last weekend. I was NOT the main photographer for my sister's wedding, which allowed me to have a bunch of fun...but I did have my camera with me for parts...

April Wedding:

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And my sister's wedding:

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu May 26, 2011 4:26 pm

Wow.... is that last picture with the lightning enhanced at all? If not then just............ :o

Jobodaho, any chance I could burrow you on July 23rd in Fairbanks/North Pole Alaska for my wedding :)? If thats even a possiblity, send me a PM with what you would need/require.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu May 26, 2011 8:01 pm

Welch wrote:Wow.... is that last picture with the lightning enhanced at all? If not then just............ :o

Jobodaho, any chance I could burrow you on July 23rd in Fairbanks/North Pole Alaska for my wedding :)? If thats even a possiblity, send me a PM with what you would need/require.


The lightning shot was VERY difficult to get...so many things fighting against me (almost no light on the balcony, slow shutter speed, high ISO, no tripod as I was there to have fun, and moving subjects) and I was so happy when this image showed up as it was the only one that the stars aligned to produce a usable image. When editing the image I wanted to find a way to really highlight the "glow" behind them, and after many attempts I settled on a split toned black and white image that uses a warmed tint to the highlights and a cool tint to the low lights. Other than the tinting of the image it was pretty much "as shot" outside of some exposure correction and added vignetting.

I really do wish I could meet you in Alaska, that would be so awesome, but unfortunately my July is slammed right now with both my real job and weddings...but the offer is a huge compliment and much appreciated!!!
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue May 31, 2011 1:34 am

When my grandmother began to seriously slow down, and then finally passed away, my grandfather didn't have time or energy to keep her spectacular flower gardens going. He has, however, kept up the irises:

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All shot on the Canon 7D with the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM at f/3.5. I tried a few shots with the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM as well, but this set turned out better.
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Postposted on Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:25 pm

I have been quite busy with a lot of things...including photography. I can't quite post images from my first big photography commission yet as I am currently still in the process of taking the pictures, but I can however post some images from my recent business trip to New Mexico where I was able to slip out to the White Sands National Monument.

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Postposted on Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:03 pm

@jobodaho: you could sell those dune shots to a poster company, the lighting is absolutely perfect.

And now for something completely different: Bantam Hens! Was in Corvallis, Oregon and surrounding areas over the weekend of the 12th for my sister's graduation, and a family friend who hosted the party afterwards keeps egg chickens. They have been completely tamed by repeated contact with young children bearing bread crumbs and old produce, so the challenge was keeping them far enough away for the Tokina ATX 80-200mm f/2.8 to actually focus. Puh-kawwwk!

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Not too happy about the overexposed branches in the fourth frame, but it was too dark under the tree to get the shot without a flash, and my speedlite had been left behind due to luggage limitations.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:50 am

Recent trip to Cincinnati Zoo & Newport Aquarium:

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:20 am

I likes that first shark image. Pity about the scratches on the window glass, the shot otherwise has such perfectly defined colors that it looks like movie CG.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:31 am

Yes, that shark image is great, and I also really like the polar bear shot as well
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Postposted on Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:13 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys.

@ludi: nice bokeh on those chicken shots. Are you using the 70-200/2.8?

jobo: your shots continue to astound me, some great wedding shots in the past few posts.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:02 pm

Voldenuit wrote:@ludi: nice bokeh on those chicken shots. Are you using the 70-200/2.8?

Tokina ATX 80-200 f/2.8, actually. So far it has been a surprisingly good purchase, considering it's a third-party, film-era design.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:48 am

Thanks a lot Voldenuit!!!

We had our first clear night in a VERY long time so I couldn't resist staying up way past my bedtime to get a shot...

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Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:10 pm

A few from yesterday

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:14 pm

I'm not trying to completely steal this thread...I've just been shooting a lot this summer and I won't be slowing down anytime soon...

A few from the wedding I shot June 10th:

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:03 am

Jobodaho: Beautiful snaps. Whats your flickr ID?
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Postposted on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:13 am

Sunrise over Spice Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Northern Minnesota):
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Sunset over Beaver Lake in South Dakota (just north of Yankton):
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Both taken with my HTC EVO. The first one is a bit blurry due to my phone being in a water proof bag.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:18 am

aces170 wrote:Jobodaho: Beautiful snaps. Whats your flickr ID?


Thanks aces! I do not have a flickr ID...I have not had the time to set one up. Maybe it's because I have not found a reason that it would significantly help me...
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:05 am

While the rest of the country is playing inside the E-Z-Bake Oven, the Colorado front range is having two consecutive weeks of unusually heavy monsoon weather. Tuesday night, facing northeast through an 8th-floor office window, using the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 at long exposure times and very high f-stops:

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Wednesday evening, another big storm was forming against the sunset and made for some interesting shots of an abandoned sugar beet mill. This time, facing south with the Tokina 12-24mm f/4:

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:26 am

Cool lightning grabs ludi! I have yet to get any this year...time to start seeking them...
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:42 pm

jobodaho wrote:Cool lightning grabs ludi! I have yet to get any this year...time to start seeking them...

I ended up getting my best shots that night at ISO 800 and around f/11-f/15 or so, with 20 second exposures. Seemed to catch the correct balance of lightning flare and cityscape lights without completely blowing out either one. Probably could have stepped down to f/9 and may 15 seconds to better compensate for the window tinting, though.

Interestingly, that shot with the lightning arc following the outer curve of the lens circle had vivid chromatic aberration, and required a fairly strong PP adjustment to kill. First time I've had an obvious CA occurrence in one my images.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:45 am

ludi wrote:Interestingly, that shot with the lightning arc following the outer curve of the lens circle had vivid chromatic aberration, and required a fairly strong PP adjustment to kill. First time I've had an obvious CA occurrence in one my images.


Well I would say that's also a pretty extreme example of both light to dark contrast AND being at the edge of the frame where CA's are more prevalent.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:07 pm

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:25 pm

Alex, HDR? Looks cool regardless!
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:14 am

jobodaho wrote:Alex, HDR? Looks cool regardless!

Yep, HDR. Thanks!

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:30 pm

I had not seen Alex's post until now...it's crazy we both have spider shots to share! This guy has had a prime location all summer next to our flood light on the deck, and he has gotten huge!

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:00 pm

This thread seems to be slowing down...

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Edit: Here's another from last night...I was driving home from shooting a wedding during a lightning storm, I probably missed the ideal shooting time by about 10 minutes and when I was finally able to stop I had about 2 minutes to get a shot.

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