Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Art, Media & Photography' started by Eddie_uv777, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. gnoll

    gnoll SS.org Regular

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    Yeah, wide angles are tricky I think. I usually will only take it if I know that I'm going to a nice landscape spot where it will work and/or if there is a good sky/good weather conditions. And it's usually important to have something up close that can work as foreground since everything else becomes so small. But when wide angle works, I really like it. A nice looking sky stretched out by a really wide lens can be absolutely beautiful.

    Tele is awesome for landscapes also, like you say, to isolate stuff. The focal lengths I don't really like are the "in between" ones. I have a 28-75 and a 50 but I hardly use them because I always end up wanting either something wider or something longer!
     
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    belleswell SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the like Werecow. I was beginning to believe no one viewed this thread.

    I've been getting a bunch of Eagle shots of him
    hanging out at our pond. Not as many picture opportunities this summer
    versus last spring, but we still see him, and her every other day or so.
    They have a nest about a half mile away.
     
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    Furtive Glance "Millhouse, lower those eyebrows!"

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    Those are quite fantastic.

    We've had some interesting clouds lately. Clouds_20200806_0003.jpg Clouds_20200806_0004.jpg Clouds_20200806_0005.jpg
     
  6. Furtive Glance

    Furtive Glance "Millhouse, lower those eyebrows!"

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    Love me some clouds.

    I’ve pretty much sold off all my camera gear at this point. I only have a shutter release cable and a battery grip left.
     
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    I've got a small setup since I've moved and the D3 died: XT-2 and 3 primes (16, 35 and 56). I'm really missing my 4x5 monorail (though I'm looking to get a field camera to replace it) and all the film goodies. I haven't needed any of my lighting equipment since moving, but I would certainly use it if I had available.
     
  8. Furtive Glance

    Furtive Glance "Millhouse, lower those eyebrows!"

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    My timing kind of worked out alright, given the fact that I can't really travel right now.I'll get back into it again one day. The improvements in gear will always exist.
     
  9. Daemoniac

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    Not my photos, but my wife started doing photography professionally a couple of years back, and - after starting with what we had around the place (a 7D and a couple averageish lenses) she upgraded to a 5D Mk.IV and a couple of L series lenses (I forget which ones - I think one is a 24-70mm and the other might be 70-200?), and her actual photography chops have taken a MONSTER step up recently as well. Just figured I'd share some of them. 91789841_224374831997634_6328925071352004608_n.jpg 116264403_300789924371446_6550578157809849020_n.jpg 115768669_316157936246712_1932998187929885279_n.jpg 116437494_611665536438612_5464476102799244504_n.jpg 92679900_213049423315794_7378553716296646656_n.png
     
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    Those are stunning good photos. Congrats to your wife.
     
  11. Daemoniac

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    Cheers. She's always had a knack behind the lens, but it's amazing what a couple years practice and some good gear has done for her abilities.
     
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    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    Guys,
    I've been a long-time lurker of this thread, but it wasn't until recently that I decided to pick up an old camera my wife put away a long time ago (a Canon EOS Rebel t5i) and learn how to use it. Some of the photos posted here are super inspiring, so I wanted to share my first cityscape with you guys. I didn't intend to do a progression so the cropping is a bit off from image to image, but here's yesterday's sunrise in Houston.


    [​IMG]Skyline Night 1 - 100-f11-25s by Carlos Anez, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Skyline 3-100-f9-6s by Carlos Anez, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Skyline 2 - HDR - 100-f9-2s-5s-13s by Carlos Anez, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Skyline Daytime by Carlos Anez, on Flickr
     
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    Those are quite nice and congrats on the new gear for her. I'd offer some feedback but it wasn't asked for.

    Definitely one of my favorite spots to see downtown.

    I've been revisiting some of my old shoots with some new tools. KseniaD_Glitter_0112.jpg KseniaD_Glitter_0073.jpg Selah_Glitter_0021.jpg Selah_0020.jpg
     
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    Super nice photos there...
     
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    One of my own photos rather than the Mrs. Possibly my best, of our dog that just passed.

    Taken with a 7d and an EF100MM F2.8 lens

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    Sad to hear about your pup, that lens is tack sharp though.
     
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    I've been working on my focus-stacking, each of these is about 30 images from the Fuji 16mm manually stitched together like a panorama (probably a bit overboard on the image count, but the XT-2 doesn't care and storage is cheap). I tried the auto merge in PS and wasn't satisified with the results.

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  18. Daemoniac

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    Thanks, it was only last week.

    The lens was our first "good" lens. Absolutely sensational for macro stuff (I'll see if I can find any of the macro shots I took after work).
     
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    I am kind of hating how the photography world is evolving so fast. I have the hardest time selling old gear, because company A (usually sony) has released 20 different bodies since my Pentax K5 was released. Though upgraded to the K1, the K5 sits there and no one seems interested in picked it up, even with a lens attached.
     
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    I ran into that issue when I held onto my D3 for a while too long because it was such a damn good camera, but then the main power board went out and I couldn't find any replacement parts. Sold the Nikon kit and went for Fuji X. The weight savings are great for hiking, though I wonder if passing on the Phase One kit I was offered on trade+cash my end for my Nikon kit was the right decision. I feel like the Fuji GFX would be a better fit should I ever fill the MF itch again.
     

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