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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:03 am UTC
by EvilDuckie
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)

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:20 am UTC
by Jacque
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.

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:41 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:43 pm UTC
by F117Landers
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.

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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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How you compare to others

    90-100% 5,636 people
    80-89%  2,299 people
    70-79%      3 people
    60-69%    768 people
    50-59%      2 people
    40-49%    199 people
    30-39%      0 people
    20-29%     47 people
    10-19%      0 people
     0-9%       4 people


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).

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
by F117Landers
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.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:40 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:07 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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Lilium 'Black Beauty' in flower.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:18 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Castle Howard, NE of York, S of the North Yorkshire Moors:

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(Extreme wide angle courtesy of autostitch.exe)

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:01 am UTC
by Sableagle
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.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:47 am UTC
by MotorToad
I got a macro lens and a pin at about the same time.

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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:14 am UTC
by poxic
Nice?

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:50 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:54 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Fishing lesson in progress:

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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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Pretty big for a garden cross orb weaver, meaning almost as big as my thumbnail if you include the legs.

Harmless ... to humans, at least.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
by F117Landers
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

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:55 am UTC
by Sableagle
Meet my other half:

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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
by Sungura
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.

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
by Giant Speck
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Captured some pretty unreal colors a few mornings ago.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
by pogrmman
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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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 am UTC
by Sableagle
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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:18 pm UTC
by Sableagle
I stood somewhere slightly silly to take this:

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Not the best picture of the royal tombs, but there's something about it. Whenever I'm focusing near them but not on them, those stalactite sculptures morph into a choir of ghosts.

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Very strong direct sunlight can be really challenging, but sometimes the way it messes up the photograph can be interesting in its own way:

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A water lily:

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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:26 pm UTC
by poxic
Cool.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:02 pm UTC
by Sungura
Guess I outta post this here. Pentax K50, 50mm lens, homemade solar filter out of the glasses because I dont have $200 lying around.
Really happy I got solar prominances and the "diamond ring" - little blown out on the start-of-totality one but correct exposure on the end one! Also happy with the one that showed the corona pretty well. Easier to see these details on the full size version.
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Also started to play with some tiny photog...cute harvestman of some kind in a cave (unidentified.) About the size of a dime (legs included).
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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Yes. Posting that here was the right thing to do. I love that corona.

It's kind of freaky that it's at millions of Kelvin and we don't know why, but that doesn't make it less awesome.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
by MotorToad
Went to the IMSA race at Laguna Seca this weekend. Trying to get that actiony blur to the wheels at 1/250. I have a few (thousand) more like this. :)

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:13 am UTC
by Sableagle
Some of my newest pics:

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... and someone else's pic of me:

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Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:19 am UTC
by somitomi
Recently I took part in a little tour of a cogwheel railway (railfans amirite) and took some terrible photos too, so here are some nicer ones:
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While I'm at it, here are some of the less blurry pictures from a model railroad show I visited:
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And some random pictures:
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Camera self-portrait using a mirror

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this is my own little layout

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The track might not be in the best condition.

I took this with a crappy phone camrea from a moving car, but I like the contrast bewteen the monocrome-ish background and the bright-coloured car
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If only that lens flare wasn't there

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
by Sableagle
It snowed. I took a half-day holiday, got the bike and camera out and went off up the Dales. I didn't go far, but I did get some pictures. These are 1080p high and represent the good results:

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I'd have liked to get to Tan Hill, but that's one heck of a ride from here.

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:06 am UTC
by Ginger
Wow Sableagle you are... the best. Shutter bug boy/man I ever. Ever seen. ALL OF THOSE were... beautiful and lovely pics. Good jobs and keep up the nice works~! <3

Re: Photography thread.

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:16 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Unfortunately, they've changed their rules so this account's got third party hosting disabled, but the direct links should still work.

Sunset over the desert.

Also sunset over the desert.

Flower, tree and desert sky. Harsh lighting makes things look superimposed, but it's a real photo.

The fire temple. Pillars reflected in a pool are a theme.

White rose. Roses are also a theme. Getting a good picture of one requires finding one in the shade, because the direct sunlight is far too harsh.

An old man having a cup of tea.

Blue glass, clear glass and white plaster.

Persepolis.

One lone crocus.

Character study: Father and son.

Character study: Little girl checking that her mother's photo of her is acceptable. She was very serious about it.

Distant mountains and dusty air.

Character study: The student.

Rich greens and blues.

Scene: Picnic in the park.

Scene: Girl with kite.