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Re: Photography thread.

Postby EvilDuckie » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:03 am UTC

Awwww, duckies! Nice shots, looks like an interesting walk.

Went to Sardinia on a cycling holiday, unfortunately had to cut the cycling part short due to sustaining an injury (dislocated shoulder, happened in bed...) but I really enjoyed the landscape. This scene in Bosa struck me as a very nice one:

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(just cellphone and an instagram filter, nothing fancy)
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Jacque » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:20 am UTC

Here's a selection from Point Reyes, which is just north of San Francisco. Two different trips represented here, photos shot on either Hasselblad 500 C/M or Canon AE-1 Program.

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:41 pm UTC

France-Italy-Switzerland-France in a week and a half: http://s300.photobucket.com/user/Sablea ... t=9&page=1

Well, a tiny part of France, a tiny part of Italy and a tiny part of Switzerland, but the views were pretty good sometimes and even when they're not you can get good moody scenes.

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... and here's a tiny detail of that view:

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Look UP:

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... and look DOWN:

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Sometimes I took action shots, but most of my pictures of people were for their sakes, not mine or the world's. This one works, though:

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Six lunatics:

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Our guide said those five must have annoyed their guide, because he seemed to be trying to get them killed.
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby F117Landers » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:43 pm UTC

Those photos are amazing!

Quick note: Japan National Travel, Nat Geo, and instagram are having a contest if y'all want to try and compete. Details: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/discoverjapancontest/

I entered with the following: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIlx0bwBCQh ... 117landers

Anyway, some photos:


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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:01 pm UTC

F117Landers wrote:Those photos are amazing!
Thank you, although a lot of the credit has to go to "physics slowed with trees on top."

Quick note: Japan National Travel, Nat Geo, and instagram are having a contest if y'all want to try and compete. Details: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/discoverjapancontest/
Thanks again ... although ... posting your own photographs of Japan to win a trip to discover Japan seems a little off, somehow.

I've got a link to another contest. It's one of those vast links you get in emails, with a huge tracker key in it, but it seems to work without the tracker key.

https://www.gadventures.com/next-escape ... st_Push_EN

I don't know what they actually do with the tracker info if you use the full one or whether it works without it. It seems to. Maybe they like to know how many friends their customers have or something. Anyway, answer 5 questions (and they say it doesn't matter whether you get them right) then give them an email address and a name.

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I still don't know how people are getting 3 out of 4 and 2 out of 4 or 1 out of 2, but apparently 5 people did (and there could be a few on 2 out of 3 or 1 out of 4 in there too).
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby F117Landers » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:20 pm UTC

Agreed, athough JNTO runs different sweepstakes as well that don't require you to have ever set foot in Japan. Still kind of scheisty.

I'm more put off by Instagram's user interface. They purposely cripple the desktop portal, forcing you to use the app.

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:40 pm UTC

I just spotted that, even with the tracking info in the URL, there's a pop-up in the bottom right inviting me to sign up for emails or request a brochure and the example brochure shown has an upper age limit that's younger than they know I am. If they're stalking me with that tracking info, they're not doing it very well.
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:07 pm UTC

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:18 pm UTC

Castle Howard, NE of York, S of the North Yorkshire Moors:

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(Extreme wide angle courtesy of autostitch.exe)
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:01 am UTC

A side of my avatar you don't usually see:

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Varmint:

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I live somewhere kind of dull. To get good pictures you have to go somewhere else or take picture of something very big ...

Approaching warm front:

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... or very small.

Horse chestnuts, a tiny wasp on a horse chestnut leaf, a tiny snail on a Himalayan balsam leaf and honeybees in Himalayan balsam flowers:

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This would be easier if the camera would focus at the actual centre of the viewfinder image rather than just somewhere in the central ninth of it.
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby MotorToad » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:47 am UTC

I got a macro lens and a pin at about the same time.

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby poxic » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:14 am UTC

Nice?
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:50 pm UTC

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:54 pm UTC

Fishing lesson in progress:

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:01 pm UTC

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:14 pm UTC

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Pretty big for a garden cross orb weaver, meaning almost as big as my thumbnail if you include the legs.

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:28 pm UTC

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby F117Landers » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:51 pm UTC

Those panoramas are pretty awesome.

I've been messing with my set 50mm, but not really much worth sharing. I should get out more, and pick up a set 35mm.

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BBQ Time by F117Landers, on Flickr

Edit: Went up to Eagle River and snapped a photo:
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Mat-Su Valley by F117Landers, on Flickr

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sableagle » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:55 am UTC

Meet my other half:

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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Sungura » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 pm UTC

Because if I am not shooting nature or caves, it's my dog in nature or caves :D

SOTC - love the magical look
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Almost SOTC - the intensity shows her herding streak. Edits were the vignette and dodge on the eyes since they were in shadow
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SOTC - it is so hard to get rebound photos, it happens so fast that I need a super fast shutter speed and good sun on a cloudy day to capture well. Three times the charm! (this is my third attempt, each was better than the last but this one nails it!)
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Obligatory yearly photo at these same falls in a cave we like to visit. SOTC except obvious flip to b&w
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:52 pm UTC

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Captured some pretty unreal colors a few mornings ago.
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Re: Photography thread.

Postby pogrmman » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:47 pm UTC

I think this photo isn't bad.

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It is the interior of a Camponotus sansabeanus nest.
I was playing around with a macro lens I was given for my iPhone.

I also got this other photo, which isn't particularly great. It is pretty neat once you realize that the sand like things are really the fungus gardens of these ants (Cyphomyrmex rimosus -- they grow yeast instead of mushroom-like fungi like most other fungus growers). It's the first time I've seen their fungus gardens in person. The ants themselves are like 2mm long.

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