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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:04 PM

Not trying to take away from all the great photos in the "sweat" thread, but I thought having a photography thread might be a cool idea. I enjoy taking pictures and usually make it a big part of my vacations, if not having planned around it. Maybe this thread could take off, maybe not. But lets see some of your pictures that you're proud of. I've got a bunch I can add, I'll start with one. Mods feel free to delete this if it might take away from the other thread, it's not the intention. 

 

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:06 PM

Dude. That is sick.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:10 PM

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:17 PM

Oh damn you boys are setting the bar.
My cat ain't gonna cut it.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:27 PM

Oh man, I have so many, I'll now annoy you all by posting a billion things. 

 

This one was a stormy late fall day up at Sodus Point. 

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I have a lot from out west. Our country is incredibly photogenic out there. Here's one from Utah. 

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Most of my favorite photos have stories behind them... I'm not sure how visually stunning a lot of them are. 

 

And JJ, that is seriously awesome. 


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:04 PM

Josie, those are both great shots. That bottom one is nice the way the background blends in, the top one almost looks like a painting. 



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:06 PM

Slightly different line here. All you photography buffs, what is a good telephoto / wide angle lens? My wife has a digital Nikon camera & takes a lot of photos of high school sports - hockey, lax, & soccer. (I can probably get more details on the camera particulars if it matters.)

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:06 PM

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:16 PM

I love this. I can look at photos all day. Good stuff so far. I won't brag about my technical skills or camera, both of which are meh. But I think I have a good eye and am a good observer, especially of things on sort of the periphery of life.3194902175_806bdf3246_b.jpg2521446395_c1f146f02d_b.jpg



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:32 PM

Slightly different line here. All you photography buffs, what is a good telephoto / wide angle lens? My wife has a digital Nikon camera & takes a lot of photos of high school sports - hockey, lax, & soccer. (I can probably get more details on the camera particulars if it matters.)

Thanks in advance.

 

I've got a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 with image stabilization. It's nothing special but it works perfect for me. Not sure how much she wants to spend or how serious she is, but this is a great lens for a hobbyist. This is Nikon's version of that Canon. Not sure what professional think about image stabilization lenses, but it's definitely worth the extra money. Without the image stabilization, a tripod is almost required. Or something to rest the camera on. I'm no expert so there's probably better advice to be had. 

 

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:52 PM

All those scenic shots are great, but PA I am very impressed with the photojournalism of the spider shot. Good eye, indeed.

 

I'll go with this Aegean Sea vista (no, that's not me in the shower)...

 

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And another shoreline shot, this one half a world away from the first

 

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:02 AM

Excellent thread idea!



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:23 AM

Some great shots so far. Dudacek I like your beach walk shot, just enough 'blur' to highlight your subject.

 

Almost all of my lightning shots are planned, tripod set up, settings changed, location, angle, etc............. I was off shooting some lightning with a storm that really didn't move much, then all of a sudden it started to wrap around itself. I put everything in the truck and tried to beat it home. I eventually got right in front of it, and it was real active. I pulled over and only had a couple of minutes so no time to set the tripod up, no time to set up anything. All I could do was rest the camera on the back of the truck and press and hold the shutter open. Since my eye was on the camera, I couldn't take it off with risk of the camera moving. Basically I took both of these shots without ever seeing it, except for the flash I saw with my left eye and the immediate boom. Never had a clue how they turned out until I got home and uploaded them. Sometimes you just get lucky.

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:58 AM

Crab didnt know yhis thread existed: So here are links to my photography websites: Political for one....

http://www.fischerwi...orate/editorial

and travel for the other https://fischerwilli.../Washington-DC/

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:43 AM

When I get good pics it is mostly because of blind squirrel-found nut syndrome.  Any pic I post here is taken with a cell phone cam.  I used to have a decent SLR film setup.  Always had an interest in photography.  Never really had any priority in the budget for it.  That film SLR didn't get used nearly as much as I wanted because of the development costs of snapping rolls and rolls of film.  I do make a conscious effort to compose my shots, instead of just snapping the shutter, but other than being aware of the rule of 1/3's, I am stumbling around.  I was astounded when I saw that concert pic on my PC.  Had no idea it would look so interesting (to me anyway).



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:53 AM

Not bad and the new digital cameras are the reason I am no longer in the business. They created too many nuts and provided a wagon for the blind squirrels to sort thru. cant make a living at it. Neat pic though.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:39 AM

All those scenic shots are great, but PA I am very impressed with the photojournalism of the spider shot. Good eye, indeed.

 

I'll go with this Aegean Sea vista (no, that's not me in the shower)...

 

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And another shoreline shot, this one half a world away from the first

 

 

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I like how you've positioned your subjects. It's boring to always center what you want the viewer to notice.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:10 AM

Crab didnt know yhis thread existed: So here are links to my photography websites: Political for one....

http://www.fischerwi...orate/editorial

and travel for the other https://fischerwilli.../Washington-DC/

Howard Dean! 



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:58 AM

I've got a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 with image stabilization. It's nothing special but it works perfect for me. Not sure how much she wants to spend or how serious she is, but this is a great lens for a hobbyist. This is Nikon's version of that Canon. Not sure what professional think about image stabilization lenses, but it's definitely worth the extra money. Without the image stabilization, a tripod is almost required. Or something to rest the camera on. I'm no expert so there's probably better advice to be had. 
 
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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

I can't figure out how to imbed images in this thing so I'll post links.

 

I actually have two photos on display tonight at a charity art auction (never have had photos printed or shared before so I'm a little nervous).

 

Here's one that's being shown: https://www.flickr.c...57663673575339/

 

My flickr account has a bunch of photos from trips to Chile & Tanzania I took within the past 18ish months.

 

I love going out with a camera and taking pictures, especially when traveling. I shoot with a Fuji X-T1 and have a couple different fuji lenses which I enjoy.

 

Do you all shoot in RAW? With the level of control you have in post processing I can't imagine myself not doing so. One of my favorite aspects of photography is making adjustments in lightroom to get the photo just how I'd seen it in real life.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:31 AM

I can't figure out how to imbed images in this thing so I'll post links.

 

I actually have two photos on display tonight at a charity art auction (never have had photos printed or shared before so I'm a little nervous).

 

Here's one that's being shown: https://www.flickr.c...57663673575339/

 

My flickr account has a bunch of photos from trips to Chile & Tanzania I took within the past 18ish months.

 

I love going out with a camera and taking pictures, especially when traveling. I shoot with a Fuji X-T1 and have a couple different fuji lenses which I enjoy.

 

Do you all shoot in RAW? With the level of control you have in post processing I can't imagine myself not doing so. One of my favorite aspects of photography is making adjustments in lightroom to get the photo just how I'd seen it in real life.

Dude. Badass albums. 



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:34 AM

I like how you've positioned your subjects. It's boring to always center what you want the viewer to notice.

 

Rule of thirds!

 

 

 

I'll have to dig some more up, I have a few that I'm somewhat proud of. My wife is a lot better at this than I am; she's done shows and taught classes for kids a CEPA in Buffalo.
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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:56 AM

Thank you!

IR lenses that are fast especially in low light, 2.8 lenses are in my bag 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200. I have 4.5-5.6 100-400 as well but only use it in daylight. Evenings not so much.

I can't figure out how to imbed images in this thing so I'll post links.

I actually have two photos on display tonight at a charity art auction (never have had photos printed or shared before so I'm a little nervous).

Here's one that's being shown: https://www.flickr.c...57663673575339/

My flickr account has a bunch of photos from trips to Chile & Tanzania I took within the past 18ish months.

I love going out with a camera and taking pictures, especially when traveling. I shoot with a Fuji X-T1 and have a couple different fuji lenses which I enjoy.

Do you all shoot in RAW? With the level of control you have in post processing I can't imagine myself not doing so. One of my favorite aspects of photography is making adjustments in lightroom to get the photo just how I'd seen it in real life.

I only use RAW for still and landscape work high resjpeg for events, RAW takes up to much space and takes too long to post process all the event photos.

I can't figure out how to imbed images in this thing so I'll post links.

I actually have two photos on display tonight at a charity art auction (never have had photos printed or shared before so I'm a little nervous).

Here's one that's being shown: [url="https://www.flickr.c...57663673575339.

Nice work now I want to go to Chile.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:06 AM

Great thread.  I think every photo posted has been excellent.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:10 AM

This is so neat. Look at all you artistic hockey lovers :) 

 

I have yet to buy a nice camera. I try to grab weird angles and good lighting, usually snapping ten of the same thing and choosing from within. I know pretty much nothing about photography. All I know is how to light a subject to do a decent reference shoot for my illustration work.

A lot of my friends at RIT were photography majors, and a few of them are wildly successful photojournalists and fashion photogs now. I just know it's really difficult, editing is the paperwork of the art, and I have massive respect for anyone who does it. 

 

Until I have a buttload of money lying about to get a nice SLR, iphone pics it is! 

 

Keep posting- I love seeing where everyone's been and what they've seen. 



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:14 AM

I'm also getting into birding a little bit, mostly for the photography. I recently moved close to Prospect Park in Brooklyn so I've been going out with my camera after work, it's a really nice way to unwind.

 

Unfortunately, my longest lens is only 230mm so it's not the ideal gear. My instagram page is here: https://www.instagra.../mustacheofgod/, I don't post as much as I should but I'm trying.

 

I'm trying to work on my composition, rule of thirds, golden ration, fibonacci curve, color theory...it's a lot to think about but practice makes perfect they say.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:01 AM

I'm also getting into birding a little bit, mostly for the photography. I recently moved close to Prospect Park in Brooklyn so I've been going out with my camera after work, it's a really nice way to unwind.

 

Unfortunately, my longest lens is only 230mm so it's not the ideal gear. My instagram page is here: https://www.instagra.../mustacheofgod/, I don't post as much as I should but I'm trying.

 

I'm trying to work on my composition, rule of thirds, golden ration, fibonacci curve, color theory...it's a lot to think about but practice makes perfect they say.

 

Howdy neighbor!

 

If you haven't already done so, you should check out the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for good photo opps.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:18 AM

Not bad and the new digital cameras are the reason I am no longer in the business. They created too many nuts and provided a wagon for the blind squirrels to sort thru. cant make a living at it. Neat pic though.


I could never afford to develop all that film so my camera sat alot. Digital photography is the only reason i snap pictures at all.

Sucks to hear about the business not surviving

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:20 AM

Rule of thirds!

 

 

 

I'll have to dig some more up, I have a few that I'm somewhat proud of. My wife is a lot better at this than I am; she's done shows and taught classes for kids a CEPA in Buffalo.
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I like the leaf shot. That's in my wheelhouse. I find the best shots come from looking down or looking up. Looking out, meh. I looked down in a cemetery once and saw this:

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:22 AM

A nice hobby and a great idea for a thread...  most of my stuff is not processed other than some quick light balancing, etc.  But why not share.

 

The question is... what site is a good place to load the pictures to make sharing the photo via the link easier?  Google Photos appears to not allow it.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:00 PM

Howdy neighbor!

 

If you haven't already done so, you should check out the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for good photo opps.

 

Been a member of the BBG for 3 years now...it was just a nuisance for me to get to when I lived in Bushwick (would ride my bike but my GF hated that ride...or spend what seemed like an hour each way with the train/bus). Love going there with my Macro...looking at some of the color patterns in the petals almost give me flashbacks...to more experimental times in my life.

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

I could never afford to develop all that film so my camera sat alot. Digital photography is the only reason i snap pictures at all.
Sucks to hear about the business not surviving

That is why I became an xray CT tech, still taking pics... of peoples innards now.

PS Hockey images and misc college and minor league stuff I did up in Danbury plus umass football and highschool football ppic and a Rugby job with CT Yankees: https://fischerwilli...her/i-Hkk8TJm/A

A nice hobby and a great idea for a thread...  most of my stuff is not processed other than some quick light balancing, etc.  But why not share.
 
The question is... what site is a good place to load the pictures to make sharing the photo via the link easier?  Google Photos appears to not allow it.


Smugmug.com both consumer and pro galleries avail to set and use, great printing options thru the site as well.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:24 PM

A nice hobby and a great idea for a thread...  most of my stuff is not processed other than some quick light balancing, etc.  But why not share.

 

The question is... what site is a good place to load the pictures to make sharing the photo via the link easier?  Google Photos appears to not allow it.

 

I use Imgur. I like it because it gives you the option of choosing several different sizes to post on a forum. I used to use Photobucket but a few years ago they changed their interface and it hasn't been the same since. Extremely slow. I just wish Imgur's app was a little more useful.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:25 PM

some really nice shots in this thread.. Impressive

 

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this is what was just readily available. I have lots of photos but mostly luck and lots of pictures taken just to get a few gems


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:26 PM

Good stuff, folks.  Like weave, if I get a particularly good shot, it's mostly attributable to luck and good scenery vs. any particular skill on my part.  I couldn't tell you the first thing about filters and post-processing, although I'm impressed by people who know how to do all that.


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:32 PM

John Skehan fro Railroad Earth. One of the best Mandolin players I have ever seen... Weird thing is he has a masters in music on the Piano, but turned to madolins  and  Irish Bazuki soon after graduating26230313754_51f2f22edd_b.jpg



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:40 PM

Lovin all the pics. How do i get the picture to load full page instead of like mine did.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:46 PM

the icon in green is what i used and pasted the link in the box that pops up.

 

Tried to paste an image of sed icon but it won't let me


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:53 PM

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Peace Dome, Hiroshima. 

 

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A-10 pilot at airshow

 

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Miyajima Japan

 

 

the japan pics i took when i was 14. 



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:17 PM

I still love that the A-10 pilot looked right at you.  :flirt:







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