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Postposted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 pm

My guess is exposure bracketing.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:29 pm

Beautiful pics! Especially the water ones! ♥
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:41 am

Chrispy_ wrote:I love HDR images, especially moody skies against vivid landscapes.

Does your camera have a built-in HDR mode or are you post-processing on a PC?


Of the images posted, only the first image of Maroon Bells is an HDR photo, and even that shot it wasn't really required to acheive the dynamic range of the scene. The rest of the photos are single images edited in Lightroom 4, which is a great tool in bringing out the best in Raw photos. I'm shooting with a Nikon D800, and its files are incredibly great to work with post capture.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:18 pm

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Ninja by davereyn, on Flickr

First time doing anything more than adjusting exposure and WB in a photo.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:57 pm

Wife, father-in-law and myself went to our churche's annual Oktoberfest yesterday(6th) for a couple of hours. Yes, the beer flowed freely; we're Lutherans. Get over it.

Sadly, I only got to try one of the beers because wifey had movie plans for us. Fun while we were there!

Basically just exposure and white balance adjustments on these.

I guess these were bought by various families over the years.
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Prosit-Banner by davereyn, on Flickr

This one's for you, JBI. That's Spaten's Oktoberfest brew.
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Stein by davereyn, on Flickr

The Atlanta Polka Band.
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Polka-band by davereyn, on Flickr

Wife insisted I get a shot of this guys hat. The finger in the ear was a bonus
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Hat-Man by davereyn, on Flickr

The Euro-Volk dancers
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Another Euro-Volk
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A poster for Spaten-Bräu that wife wanted a shot of.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:22 pm

Not for the faint of heart! This little guy was moving quick, but paused every now and then for a close up...

All images taken with a Nikon D800 and Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS macro.

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Postposted on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:29 pm

Yikes that was an ugly sod...

NIce of him to pose for you though...
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Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:12 am

Any advice for posting to this thread? I was going to use a Dropbox link, but that wasn't displaying correctly under the preview.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:22 am

Pretty much any service that allows embedding can be used. Lots of people use flickr. I have my own webserver, so for me it's not a problem linking.

Other considerations is to use a resolution that wont break screensize or if any people are still on the adsl and will consider it huge, and if you want a really large image, either do a smaller and link the larger or post a link to the larger version.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:34 am

From this morning...starting to get cold in Nebraska...

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Postposted on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Link to flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89587683@N06/8148785981/in/photostream/lightbox/

I decided not to directly post images because most of them are quite large.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm new to all of this and would like to get better.

Also, jobadaho, the colors in that sunrise are amazing.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:53 pm

Used several of my pictures in a video. Guess which. :) Not hard to spot them probably.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hksK-uMziU
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5 pics between 2:10 - 2:53
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:59 am

Went to the Greeley Model Railroad Museum and snapped a few shots, and fell in love with shot. No PP at all. Pretty proud of this shot. Took it on a monopod, but at a 45 degree angle down.

Used my Tamron 200-400 @ ISO800 200mm f/5.6, 1/8th sec. This shot made me thrilled with what this lens can do. I may keep this over the Minolta AF500.

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:01 pm

TheEmrys wrote:Went to the Greeley Model Railroad Museum and snapped a few shots, and fell in love with shot. No PP at all.

Nice work! I visited that museum a couple years ago -- I think I might have left a few shots a few pages back in the thread -- but didn't get anything quite like that, especially not with the motion blur.
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Postposted on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:37 pm

With the size of that lens, I was really lucky. Lens is 1260g!
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:28 am

Went out shooting in the falling snow with a new (to me) lens. I got an Industar 50-2 on eBay for $22 shipped from Russia, then bought an $8 M42->EOS adapter so I can use it on my T1i. It's a 50mm f/3.5 lens, so it's not especially fast, but it'll likely be my go-to lens from now on as it's so much smaller than my other lenses and I find the quality better than the 18-55mm kit lens.

Only had one picture I was happy with from ~20 shots, but it was also 11pm here, so it might've been a bit dark and I'm not the best with manual focus yet. My hands also aren't steady enough for exposures over 1/30 unless I'm really lucky, and I wasn't. I won't post the picture as even it wasn't very good, but some of the other test shots I've taken with the lens have really impressed me when compared against the kit lens.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:49 pm

From my new Fuji X-E1. Untouched straight from the camera.Image

Full size at, again, untouched straight from the camera.:

http://carnagepro.com/fuji/cowsl.jpg

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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:50 am

I was able to take more pictures with the Industar 50-2 yesterday. It's such an easy lens to walk around with, as it + my T1i will fit under a coat, and I really like the results I've gotten with it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89587683@N06/sets/72157632941322300/ is a link to the set from yesterday. I took several more, but most didn't turn out as well as I had hoped as it was still snowing at the beginning of the day, and that messed up a few shots.

All the shots are straight off the camera, with the only bit of PP being a slight change to the colors, but that wasn't applied to all photos. Most were shot @ f/3.5, but that doesn't get written to the EXIF data and I wasn't really paying attention and recording it as I took shots.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:27 pm

lonleyppl wrote: Most were shot @ f/3.5, but that doesn't get written to the EXIF data and I wasn't really paying attention and recording it as I took shots.


Really? That is normally written as EXIF data. Certainly my Fuji records that and way more too.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:15 pm

PenGun wrote:
lonleyppl wrote: Most were shot @ f/3.5, but that doesn't get written to the EXIF data and I wasn't really paying attention and recording it as I took shots.


Really? That is normally written as EXIF data. Certainly my Fuji records that and way more too.


Film lens + digital camera. They don't get along well all the time.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:52 pm

Of course. I should have read your post a bit more carefully.
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Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:59 pm

From the UVA Car Show:

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1966 Porsche 911

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Older Alfa-Romeo Convertible. I didn't stop to check model/year as I was in a bit of a rush.

I was only there for about 15 minutes, and have a few more shots to post to flickr eventually. Definitely missed some stuff. Everything was shot on a Canon T1i with a SMC Pentax 55mm f/1.8. The Alfa was definitely shot at f/2.8, but the Porsche may've been f/4 or f/5.6.
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Postposted on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:03 pm

Well I am impressed with the Fuji XF lenses. I have shot quite a bit through my XF 60mm Macro which is a 90mm, 35mm format equivalent, and I am very pleased.

I am going to bit the bullet on the XF 14mm 2.8 in a couple of days, a 21 mm equivalent , not at all cheap but there are few finer lenses. It will be my first real wide lens and I am looking forward to it.

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/fuj ... f-14-f2-8r
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Postposted on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:03 pm

New photos for the day.

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Bread was just made and will be part of tomorrow's breakfast. I'm super excited as this recipe is awesome.

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New camera bag. I've had a Timbuk2 backpack for 2 years now and it's by far the best backpack I've ever owned. When I saw a bag I'd been eyeing on sale I bought it and, with the addition of foam and felt, have a good bag to carry camera + lenses + laptop + accessories. Also comes with bottle opener, because who doesn't need one of those.

Plus taking photos sounded more fun than writing minimum spanning tree verification code on a Friday night.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Fri May 03, 2013 9:34 pm

Alright, I'm officially joining the General photography thread.

I got a chance to play around today. Being a complete noob, I dedicated todays adventure to playing around with EV. Here's an album of that:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95096101@N ... 398242519/

Also, I snapped a couple of pictures that I thought were just generally good:

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These following images are interior shots of the Cincinnati Public Library, Main Branch.
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For this last one... I would have loved to have that 11-16mm Tokina...
I will say this atrium space bothers me. It's too dull, too oppressive, too much brick....
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Thu May 09, 2013 5:03 pm

Really like #4!

I just snagged a macro off of ebay and without any sort of macro experience or anything interesting to shoot, I am thrilled with the sharpness and bokeh. This will be a keeper. Now to learn how to do macro.

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Postposted on Sat May 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Ah Macro. A tripod is what you need, that and an good knowledge of your lenses' depth of field parameters. You want all you can get but diffraction will kill you at the high number apertures.

So you need to know where diffraction starts to be a problem and every shot is a compromise.

If you are seriously interested in Macro get some extenders that fit your camera. I will get these fairly soon:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOTGA-Macro-AF- ... 3a8001e936
They allow much more magnification but will be wild to control.

An old 35mm shot with an extender on my FM2, and a 50mm 1.2 Nikkor. All mine, rolled from a 100' roll and developed by me. Pre Velvia Fuji 50:

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A recent shot with my X-E1 and 60mm Macro lens:

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Postposted on Sat May 11, 2013 6:17 pm

Nice snaps Pengun. Today started out with some ugly sky, but eventually turned beautiful. These are some picks from my photostream:

Hefeweizen shout out to Just Brew It - Trader Joes Bavarian Hefeweizen (crazy good for $6 a six-pack) in a non-affiliated glass:
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Water bottle:
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What is considered a macro?
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My neighbor told me this is a "northern red oak". I can see why:
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Postposted on Sat May 11, 2013 7:04 pm

It's a red oak because the wood is red.
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Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Postposted on Sat May 11, 2013 8:05 pm

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What is considered a macro?
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I find that shot of the water bottle intriguing. The combindation of the shallow depth of field, focal point, and perspective make the bottle seem to be floating just a bit off the table. Its one of those shots that shows the interesting pictures you can get from everyday objects. Oh, and now I want a beer! :D

In the most technical sense, macro photography is taking a picture where the image on the sensor is life size (1:1 reproduction ration) or higher. So, for a APS-C sensor, a standard US postage stamp would fill the frame top to bottom. In the more general sense, a lot of folks would consider an image where the final image being at or larger than life size to be macro photography. This is obviously a lot more nebulous and depends as much on the image/film resolution and final print size as it does the lense.

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