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Re: Photography
« Reply #750 on: Aug 25, 2010, 07:28:50 AM »
i love the pics! 
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Re: Photography
« Reply #751 on: Aug 25, 2010, 07:37:27 AM »
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There are times that I tend to forget what I need to focus on for the shot.  Especially, when I can hear the wife and kids yelling at me to hurry up!!   :yupyup:   I try to do the 1/3 rule, but sometimes I get in a hurry, thinking I can go back and edit later, but the problem is I never get to edit.  Rarely.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #752 on: Aug 26, 2010, 10:33:20 PM »
I did some learning tonight on exposure time.  First time I really tried some long exposure.  I got to say I like how the last one turned out.  And I like my little remote I got. 
I tried to keep the 1/3rd rule in mind, but sometimes it's hard when you got so much you want to incorporate in the picture.  Like in the first picture, just have to try to balance it out.

Oh!!  And when taking pictures with a tripod, make sure your not in the sand when the wave comes in while the shutter is open.  :rofl2: 








I need to get a better tripod, and one with a spirit bubble in it, so I can try to get the camera level.  It's kinda tricky when in low light. 
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Re: Photography
« Reply #753 on: Aug 27, 2010, 07:42:48 AM »
I did some learning tonight on exposure time.
Beautiful shots! You did a great job. I really like the reflections!

I recommend getting a flickr account btw. Best place to see what people think about your photos, and they can add notes on the photos about specific things. (actually I just want to be able to see your EXIF data) :gap:

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Re: Photography
« Reply #754 on: Aug 27, 2010, 07:44:01 AM »
My trip to Yosemite paid for itself.
Sold two large prints of this picture within 5 days of taking the shot.
It's almost time for some new glass. :eyebrow:


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Re: Photography
« Reply #755 on: Aug 27, 2010, 09:22:25 PM »
Screwed this one up. Tell me what is wrong. :greengrin:



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Re: Photography
« Reply #756 on: Aug 27, 2010, 11:01:41 PM »
The mountain is in the shadow of the dark cloud.........
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Re: Photography
« Reply #757 on: Aug 27, 2010, 11:21:06 PM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #758 on: Aug 28, 2010, 06:33:29 AM »
Sun glare on the lens!!   :cheese:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #759 on: Aug 28, 2010, 08:41:50 AM »
Sun glare on the lens!!   :cheese:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #760 on: Aug 28, 2010, 09:57:01 AM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #761 on: Aug 28, 2010, 10:45:01 AM »
Hey mini, in those last Yosemite photos are you implementing HDR? Im not sure if its just the resolution on-screen but it looks like theres some loss of edge quality (ie the bushes around the creek) possibly from slightly misaligned layering if it is HDR. Either that or just a result of bumped-up contrast + 72dpi web photo.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #762 on: Aug 28, 2010, 11:41:33 AM »
It's got to be the web. Original is clean. Yes 0,-2,+2 HDR in Photomatix. Used feature match alignment with normal motion detect. No wind that day so it was perfect.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #763 on: Aug 29, 2010, 01:11:44 PM »
Ok, Cristie wanted me to go crazy on one, so here goes....


Yosemite Storm by Simpson Brothers Photography, on Flickr

It's a single RAW processed -2,-1,0,+1,+2 and processed in Photomatix.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #764 on: Aug 29, 2010, 01:40:04 PM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #765 on: Aug 30, 2010, 06:14:29 AM »

Where?
Just to the right of the mountain peak, you can see the bottom of a hex shape. Just another rookie mistake that I love making. :greengrin:
Sometimes I will do it intentionally, but I did not want it for that shot.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #766 on: Aug 30, 2010, 10:18:56 AM »
My favorite photo of the day:


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Re: Photography
« Reply #767 on: Aug 30, 2010, 10:28:50 AM »
That is a freakishly awesome picture.
If I hit it just right, I might make it.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #768 on: Aug 31, 2010, 06:58:18 AM »

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Re: Photography
« Reply #769 on: Aug 31, 2010, 07:59:10 PM »
ok guys, tell me what you think (nicely), beginner here  :thumbs:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #770 on: Aug 31, 2010, 10:28:55 PM »
What kind of camera you using?  Cause I learned that a good polarized can make the blue in the sky really jump out.   And they almost look a little washed out.  I know that rock has alot of color in it.  I always take a couple test shots, to see if the picture looks washed out or too dark.  I love to use my +/- to adjust it.  The best times to get pictures on a bright day is early morning and late afternoon.  It really warms up the pictures, and the angle of the sun also helps give shadows.  The shadows can give your picture depth.  

Try posting your pictures into a online photo sharing site.  Flicker, or photobucket.  That way you can post up bigger pics and don't have to shrink them to fit.  Can just link them here.



KYLE!!!  I see a tripod in the picture.   :rofl2:
I went the the Oregon state Fair, and went to see the photography dept.  I saw sooo many mistakes in the professional section.  Too many reflections of the photographer "Trying" to hide while getting the photo of something shiny.   :yupyup:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #771 on: Sep 01, 2010, 08:03:54 AM »
ok guys, tell me what you think (nicely), beginner here  :thumbs:
Were these taken with a cell phone?

Since the photo quality is not great, I'll just talk about composition.

#1: The composition is ok, but I would have ditched the rock on the right and just kept the rock to the right of the dip. Other than that, I'm having problems finding an interesting subject.

#2: Nice scene with the snow caps and the trail giving the diagonal line, but the pic needs to be pointed down more. A little too much sky, and maybe get closer to the trail.

#3: Nice scene, the vehicles need to not be centered in the shot, they should be on the left side (always have space in front of where the vehicle is pointing), there also needs to be more ground under the vehicles and more sky above the mountains.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #772 on: Sep 01, 2010, 08:05:39 AM »
KYLE!!!  I see a tripod in the picture.   :rofl2:
I went the the Oregon state Fair, and went to see the photography dept.  I saw sooo many mistakes in the professional section.  Too many reflections of the photographer "Trying" to hide while getting the photo of something shiny.   :yupyup:
:haha: I do the same thing when I look at other peoples photos! I go up to the booth and find all of the mistakes. I'm not allowed to say anything though, the wife gets mad at me. :greengrin: Cracks me up though when people try to sell "professional" photos with obvious mistakes.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #773 on: Sep 01, 2010, 08:06:49 AM »
pic of the fire by my place sry pics from my phone
I like #3 and #4
#4 I wish that tree branch wasn't there.
#3 I wish wasn't centered.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #774 on: Sep 01, 2010, 09:06:49 AM »
My favorite photo of the day:



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« Reply #775 on: Sep 01, 2010, 09:20:44 AM »
Can't remember what camera it was off the top of my head, it wasn't mine. These were taken back in March on my trip to Utah and there was so much for me to look at that i was just pointing and shooting. I appreciate the comments and when i get a camera i will post more up.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #776 on: Sep 02, 2010, 01:28:52 PM »

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Re: Photography
« Reply #777 on: Sep 03, 2010, 10:22:07 PM »
Nice!   :thumbs:


Hey Kyle, do you get your camera thoroughly cleaned? And how often?  Cause, I got a sensor cleaning kit, but I can get about 3 to 5 photos, before I get spots showing up on the sensor.  I'm getting very pissed and we've been getting some killer sunsets and I'm just coming back with pictures with spots on them.   :maddest: Blowing out the interior and wiping the sensor just isn't cutting it. 
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Re: Photography
« Reply #778 on: Sep 03, 2010, 10:25:06 PM »
Another ?.  I took some pictures in the RAW/JPEG mode, and the Jpeg pics comes out dark.  Is this because of the camera is compressing the image to fit the jpeg format?  Cause all the RAW ones looked great, nice color and lighting (outside of the spots), and the JPEG's are darker significantly.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #779 on: Sep 03, 2010, 10:38:06 PM »
Shot today at the Tracy Skate Park, David had no fear! Scared the hell out of his Mom.
Oh, and this is SOOC. :greengrin:



Camera   Canon EOS 40D
Exposure   1/8000 sec
Aperture   f/3.5
Focal Length   28 mm
ISO Speed   400
Flash   Off, Did not fire
Date and Time (Modified)   2010:09:03 12:52:30
Date and Time (Original)   2010:09:03 12:52:30
Date and Time (Digitized)   2010:09:03 12:52:30
Color Space   sRGB
Exposure Mode   Auto
White Balance   Auto
Continuous Drive   Continuous, High
Focus Mode   One-shot AF
Contrast   +4
Saturation   +4
Metering Mode   Partial
Canon Exposure Mode   Aperture-priority AE
Lens Type   Unknown (-1)
Long Focal   135 mm
Short Focal   28 mm
Focal Units   1/mm
Max Aperture   3.7
Min Aperture   23
Color Tone   Normal
Measured EV   5.00
Target Aperture   3.6
Target Exposure Time   1/8016
White Balance   Cloudy
Lens Model   EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Tone Curve   Standard
Sharpness   7
Color Temperature   5200
Picture Style   Standard
Digital Gain   -0.5



Hey Kyle, do you get your camera thoroughly cleaned?
I clean it myself

And how often?
Usually about once a month, or after any ocean or dusty shoot

Cause, I got a sensor cleaning kit, but I can get about 3 to 5 photos, before I get spots showing up on the sensor.  I'm getting very pissed and we've been getting some killer sunsets and I'm just coming back with pictures with spots on them.   :maddest: Blowing out the interior and wiping the sensor just isn't cutting it.  
That's pretty much all I do, make sure when you blow it out (first) hold the camera in the air, hole down, that way everything you are blowing out doesn't land back in the body. As for the spots on the sensor, just use the sensor wipe kit, then blow it out, take a white shot at a small fstop, see if there are more spots, clean again, repeat until no longer frustrated. Make sure you are blowing out your lens backs, and cleaning the glass on the back of the lens. That can also cause spots at low fstops.

Another ?.  I took some pictures in the RAW/JPEG mode, and the Jpeg pics comes out dark.  Is this because of the camera is compressing the image to fit the jpeg format?  Cause all the RAW ones looked great, nice color and lighting (outside of the spots), and the JPEG's are darker significantly.
That could be the software you are using to view the photo. When I open my RAW in Canon the light is perfect, when I open it in Adobe it is twice as dark (until I hit VIEW and select MONITOR) then the exposure looks correct. Try converting the RAW to JPEG then open that pic and a normal jpeg in the same program.
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