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saravrose
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 15:38
Sorry i'm posting this soo late... I have just spent an hour and a half at a graduation ceremony for an elementary school... please reming me next year that I don't want to spend my morning watching random children getting construction paper rewards for "excellence at tetherball" and for 'outstanding patience waiting in the drinking fountain line"...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: .. I swear i'm not making that up..

anyway, this weeks theme is the longest focal length.. so, for those who's longest focal length is their kit lucky you... go get a shot at 55mm..and for those that have a big old fancy telephoto let's see a shot of an aunt from down the block.. ;) ;) .. whatever it is we want to see what you do... and if anybody has any advice for me.. pipe up.. cause I have absolutely no idea what to do...:confused: all the usual rules apply, photos must be taken from sun-up saturday until sundown sunday... blah blah blah.. seriously, y'all know the rules by now right? :D :D

sari

sari

In2Photos
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 15:48
Sari, I am guessing you aren't much of a wildlife kind of girl, but I could be wrong. Try taking some shots of birds, cows, horses, etc. Or even better just try to get the same shots you usually take but with your longest lens. Might have to step back a bit but could be really interesting.

tommykjensen
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 15:54
Just returned from the carnival and since I after that am wishing for a 28-200 f/2.8 lens I can see a big problem for me to get a shot with a 300 mm prime this weekend. At least not at the carnival.

Oh well now to look through 5 GB of photos shot in 2 hours time :-)

saravrose
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 16:24
no, not much of a wildlife girl.. I have taken my random deer or bird pictures.... i'll come up with something I always do.. and good luck looking through your shots.

sari

Claire
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 16:28
I took pics today. :) Should I post now or wait until tomorrow?

In2Photos
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 16:35
I took pics today. :) Should I post now or wait until tomorrow?

Post em if ya got em.:)

Claire
2nd of June 2006 (Fri), 17:06
It's that season of the year. High school graduation. Over here it's a big celebration. Every girl is dressed in white (the official colour for it) and everyone wears white caps. Usually there'll be an announcer yelling out each class, and the class will stand in front of all their relatives and friends and sing some song. Then they rush out to meet their relatives who stand holding plaques with huge photos of you as a child. You get flowers etc hung around your neck.

In order to get the students home in a nice way, people either rent vans or truck, nice cars etc or just decorate their own car. The graduate rides in it and many times they'll drive up and down the main street screaming, yelling, singing and proclaiming how damn good they are for graduating. ;)

These were taken today with my 70-300mm on the longest. These students had rented a Gothenburg tour bus to drive around Gothenburg.

http://static.flickr.com/54/158865001_dfbf997fe5.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/70/158866516_5565d8637a.jpg?v=0

condyk
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 11:04
Nice Nouna. I like the B&W best. Seems a nice tradition. Different to graduation here.

tommykjensen
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 11:19
Nice Nouna. I like the B&W best. Seems a nice tradition. Different to graduation here.

This is also a tradition here in Denmark. The students rent busses, trucks, horse carriges whatever that have wheels and can drive. Then they load the vehicle with enough beer to last a year or more and then they first visit each students parents and they get something to drink there and stay only for a few minutes before leaving for the next stop and final stop is where they can celebrate all night long. And there is also a tradition of clipping a notch in the student cap for each time they party thorugh to the morning (or perhaps it when they have been up 24 hours not exactly sure).

I actually haven't seen any this year.

Claire
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 11:42
Tommy,
I didn't know that's how the Danish do it. We started the day with champagne breakfast, to school, lunch at school, out, meet parents & friends, drive around (not me though), home to be celebrated & then we went to a pub/bar & drank/danced. I ended up skinny dipping with two friends (third one held the clothes) at 4-5am in the morning. :D

saravrose
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:09
so.. what's the legal drinking age over there? I'm thinking it's a bit younger than over here..

sari

tommykjensen
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:14
Well in Denmark there really is no legal drinking age but the it is against the law for a store to sell alcohol to children under 15. But it is rarely enforced (and fines are low) and if it is the kids just get older friends to buy for them. Sad but true.

(we should probably not get too much into this as politics isn't allowed here)

saravrose
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:22
didn't want to start any kind of politics debate.. just curious.. the age around here is 21 but i've always thought that was kind of silly, especially considering that we can get married at eighteen and join the millitary.. but not buy a beer?? it's a little silly..

sari

tommykjensen
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:24
And drive a car at 16. Here 18 is the age for getting a drivers license.

saravrose
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:28
around here driving age is fifteen for daytime and when your not in city limits the farm kids can drive at fourteen..

condyk
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:34
.. the age around here is 21 but i've always thought that was kind of silly, especially considering that we can get married at eighteen and join the millitary.. but not buy a beer??

Would you get married, drive a car, or go into battle drunk? ;)

saravrose
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 12:40
Would you get married, drive a car, or go into battle drunk? ;)

drive a car definately not.. battle nope... but I think i'd have to be a little drunk to talk myself into getting married...:D

sari

Claire
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 14:11
You can buy folk beer at 15 here, but many stores don't check ID. At 18 I think you can get servced alcohol in restaurants etc,but not sure. At 21 you can buy it at Systembolaget (govt. owned chain with monopoly to sell alcohol. )

Of course everyone can get it anyway from parents or older friends. Or black market.

Driving; 15 to begin learning privately, 18 to get the license.

cfpackerfan
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 20:36
I won't even get started on Utah's liquor laws.... :p

My original plan, was to grab the trusty tripod, set my lens to 300, and sit on the back patio with the camera aimed at the bird-feeder in the backyard tree. I ended up taking the camera OFF the tripod, to grab this shot of a robin, drinking from the pail we have set up for our dog's outdoor water bucket...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v436/cfpackerfan/IMG_5116.jpg

Then, a shot of my dog...drinking out of the same bucket. That robin must not mind slobber all that much, LOL ...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v436/cfpackerfan/IMG_5147.jpg

Normally I don't shoot this lens at it's longest, cause it's a little soft, but since the name of the game is 'longest focal length' y'all get these...soft or not. :lol:

Carzee
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 21:36
Soccer game Saturday. 200mm end of my first white lens.

http://www.mygraphix.com/index/u/9/33/418.jpg

http://www.mygraphix.com/index/u/9/33/417.jpg

Mat Fitzsimmons
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 21:46
Claire: Looks like they were having fun :) I was able to legally drink when I finished school - it's 18 over here, and I'd been 18 for about a month and a half at the time. Half my friends hadn't turned 18 though :D

cfpackerfan: I wonder if that bird knows it's drinking from the dog's bucket. Looks like he might be a bit of a slobberer too ;)

Carzee: Love the framing of that second shot. Normally I'd like just a little bit of neck, but the towel (?) makes that one work for me. Really like it.

Here are mine. I haven't had a lot of time this weekend, but in the spirit of getting off my butt and taking some pics, I got off my butt and took some pics! (albeit only in the back yard)

Both taken with a 5D with a 400 f5.6L + 1.4x TC, which means 560mm f8 and manual focus.


http://www.psychogoat.com/linked/20060604_0102_w800_1.jpg

http://www.psychogoat.com/linked/20060604_0111_w800_1.jpg

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 00:50
The next best thing to photographing beautiful women:D P.P. Levels, Sharpen, Resize, Frame. Oh and I cloned out a yukky container crane in the second one.

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8971/virginblue1eq.jpg
Boeing 737-700 with winglets.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5499/qantas3ms.jpg
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 series

saravrose
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:02
Okay, first off I think I judged my telephoto a little too harshly.. I think that the problem came when I bought the fifty and the telephoto within days of eachother, my theory is that I was brand new to lenses and was expecting the same results from a zoom as from a prime (which isn't fair for either).. anyway, I have a newfound respect for the 75-300mm.. I do think it's going to be very difficult to use in anything but ideal light, and it does have to be stopped down but the color out of it is really pretty and the bokeh is very nice... anyway, lesson learned for me today. here are my shots, no work done to them except resizing.. both taken at 300mm handheld. I just don't think i'm the tripod type. I carried it around all day :rolleyes: .. I have great intentions just can't quite bring myself to bother with it. I want a monopod..

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/saravrose/the%20challenge/Copy2ofIMG_6006.jpg

she was doing what looked to me like an engagement shoot.. have no idea what she was using but, her style was a little unusual and no, she wasn't chimping...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/saravrose/the%20challenge/IMG_6087.jpg

joayne
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:21
She is wearing 2 pair of sunglasses??

It was 117 degrees today...Just a bit too hot to spend much time outside. Hopefully I will get up on the earlier side tomorrow and try to get something with my 70-200 4L...Maybe from my roof :rolleyes: .

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:23
Okay, first off I think I judged my telephoto a little too harshly.. I think that the problem came when I bought the fifty and the telephoto within days of eachother, my theory is that I was brand new to lenses and was expecting the same results from a zoom as from a prime (which isn't fair for either).. anyway, I have a newfound respect for the 75-300mm.. I do think it's going to be very difficult to use in anything but ideal light, and it does have to be stopped down but the color out of it is really pretty and the bokeh is very nice... anyway, lesson learned for me today. here are my shots, no work done to them except resizing.. both taken at 300mm handheld. I just don't think i'm the tripod type. I carried it around all day :rolleyes: .. I have great intentions just can't quite bring myself to bother with it. I want a monopod..



she was doing what looked to me like an engagement shoot.. have no idea what she was using but, her style was a little unusual and no, she wasn't chimping...



Nice shots Sari, but with the second one...pretty though she is...why does ANYBODY need TWO pairs of sunglasses (at once) on their heads?

saravrose
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:26
Nice shots Sari, but with the second one...pretty though she is...why does ANYBODY need TWO pairs of sunglasses (at once) on their heads?

maybe the second pair belonged to her client and she was just holding them for her..? maybe it's cause i'm blind but I could never compose a shot with sunglasses on... but, I don't even own sunglasses, my prescription ones busted a couple years ago and unless I could find sunglasses to fit over my glasses I wear now I settle for baseball caps to block the sun...

sari

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:31
Here are mine. I haven't had a lot of time this weekend, but in the spirit of getting off my butt and taking some pics, I got off my butt and took some pics! (albeit only in the back yard)

Both taken with a 5D with a 400 f5.6L + 1.4x TC, which means 560mm f8 and manual focus.




Well you did pretty well for manual focus. I like the bokeh in the second shot. Only a master photographer can make a noxious weed (assuming it's either blackberry or lantana) look good:D

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:39
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/2246/img60876yr.jpg

This has me stumped though. Anybody know what it is? The camera, not the hand:-)

saravrose
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:44
I couldn't get close enough to see, and she was in the middle of what looked like a formal shoot, however the way she was shooting made me wonder how formal it could be... but, I wasn't going to ask.. I tend to give other photographers space if they're not alone...

sari

saravrose
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:46
Sony R1

what is that? is it a DSLR or something similar to a Pro 1....

cdifoto
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 01:46
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/2246/img60876yr.jpg

This has me stumped though. Anybody know what it is? The camera, not the hand:-)

Sony DSC-F828

http://www.ultraline.ru/images/photo/sony/sony-dsc-f828.jpg

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 02:09
Eeewww! That is one ugly camera! I wonder if Sony have "seen the light" and included a CMOS sensor instead of sticking to that in house one they make.

Matoch
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 02:11
Well here's a picture from today. I'm going out again tomorrow so hopefully I'll have another.

James

http://www.ualberta.ca/%7Ejaw2/pictures/Misty.jpg
(http://www.ualberta.ca/%7Ejaw2/pictures/Misty.jpg)

cdifoto
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 02:12
Eeewww! That is one ugly camera! I wonder if Sony have "seen the light" and included a CMOS sensor instead of sticking to that in house one they make.

You think that's ugly? Look what else Sony managed to come up with:

Sony DSC-F505V:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf505v/Images/th_frontview.jpg



ANYWAY....back on topic!

saravrose
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 02:29
Sony. I honestly didn't realize they made cameras.. don't they make radios?...

sari

Mat Fitzsimmons
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 03:08
Hehe, there's a signature quote just waiting to happen :D

condyk
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 03:38
Sony. I honestly didn't realize they made cameras.. don't they make radios?...

sari

I think they make camera's with built in radio's ;) BTW, to the youngsters here, radio's where boxes filled with music and mucho idle, banal chatter that people used to listen to before the invention of MP3.

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 04:03
Hehe...you said "youngsters" hehehehe. :-D

DunnoWhen
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 04:19
I decided to go a falconry centre to try and get some shots of one or two (harris) hawks on the wing. They are just toooo damned fast.

Ended up with this instead.

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benca1
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 06:31
Well, fortunately this little 'exercise' made the argument with the wife worth the surpise 70-200 purchase. Hopefully the next exercise will leverage my new 105 Maco, 3021 tripod, and bg-e2 toys rendering some utility during the next few weeks of involuntary celibacy.

I'm kidding.

Shot from the patio. I have no clue what these birds are, but they're beautiful. This one just 'hung out' in this bush but these things aren't small birds... As much as I tried to shoot some nice bikini pics, I was never able to. Just this bird. <sigh>

kevin_c
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 06:35
OK, my second weekend on this little 'project' - My longest lens is my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8

These were both shot last night in our friends garden whilst enjoying a barbie in the sunshine. (It must have been one of the hottest days of the year so-far :D ).
Our friends have recently spent an absolute fortune on turning what was a barron piece of land in front of the farmhouse into a superb garden, and I went round to take some pics for them now that it's finally finished. I mainly used my 24-105L IS because of the low light in the evening (I managed to hand-hold down to 1/8 sec with no visible camera shake). I had a job to use the long lens but managed a few shots, a couple of them I thought I'd post here:

This first one is of a 'flower' in one of the flower beds (I really don't know much about gardening!!)
http://clapcott.com/potn/potn_13a.jpg

The second is a view from the garden looking south towards Dorchester, on the right you can see part of Prince Charles's villiage of Poundbury 'sprawling' out into the countryside.
http://clapcott.com/potn/potn_13b.jpg


both shot on a 20D with Sigma 70-200 @200mm

peacock
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:08
Well heres my shot @ 400mm , yesterday I realised a boyhood dream i've had for 30+ years by attending the Biggin Hill airshow:D I took this photo of this guy in the crowd because he reminded me of my much loved and fondy remembered grandad Sid , he looked nothing like him ( nasal hair aside:lol: ) but it was becaus he managed to fall asleep ( several times) during one of the major airshows with 30,000 ish people packing the place, the largest funfair i've ever seen 50yrds behind and the noise of the planes , Grandad used to whistle through his nose when asleep in a chair too:lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/valentine1/Misc/posts%20and%20tests/IMG_7341.jpg

Meaty0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:12
OK, my second weekend on this little 'project' - My longest lens is my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8

These were both shot last night in our friends garden whilst enjoying a barbie in the sunshine. (It must have been one of the hottest days of the year so-far :D ).
Our friends have recently spent an absolute fortune on turning what was a barron piece of land in front of the farmhouse into a superb garden, and I went round to take some pics for them now that it's finally finished. I mainly used my 24-105L IS because of the low light in the evening (I managed to hand-hold down to 1/8 sec with no visible camera shake). I had a job to use the long lens but managed a few shots, a couple of them I thought I'd post here:

This first one is of a 'flower' in one of the flower beds (I really don't know much about gardening!!)


The second is a view from the garden looking south towards Dorchester, on the right you can see part of Prince Charles's villiage of Poundbury 'sprawling' out into the countryside.



both shot on a 20D with Sigma 70-200 @200mm

The photos are excellent. I like to see the scenery from other parts of the world. The plant BTW is Foxglove or Digitalis Purpurea...quite toxic. We have it in our own garden, but not at the moment.

Claire
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:17
Nice shots everyone. :)

I took some more yesterday during a local talent contest. Not the most exciting photos though as every kid looks the same when singing... I think the parents may like them though, but no clue how to get in touch with them. Hmm... Maybe call the organisers?

kevin_c
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:22
The photos are excellent. I like to see the scenery from other parts of the world. The plant BTW is Foxglove or Digitalis Purpurea...quite toxic. We have it in our own garden, but not at the moment.

Thanks Meaty0, It's nice to put a name to a plant sometimes, I'm not much of a gardener myself, although I do like looking at them.
I assume it's only toxic if you are silly enough eat it?

benca1
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:28
OK, my second weekend on this little 'project' - My longest lens is my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8...

Kevin, nice shots. I forgot about this lens and just did some comparison shopping for poops and giggles. This is a very nice and far underappreciated lens... 750 dollars!? It makes it VERY hard to pay another 800 dollars for IS. It outperforms the Canon in many respects, which is really surprising. Furthermore, I can't find any complaints about classic Sigma QC issues such as focusing problems.

Now I'm thinking about selling my 70-200 F4 to buy this one. Thanks!

kevin_c
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:41
Kevin, nice shots. I forgot about this lens and just did some comparison shopping for poops and giggles. This is a very nice and far underappreciated lens... 750 dollars!? It makes it VERY hard to pay another 800 dollars for IS. It outperforms the Canon in many respects, which is really surprising. Furthermore, I can't find any complaints about classic Sigma QC issues such as focusing problems.

Now I'm thinking about selling my 70-200 F4 to buy this one. Thanks!

Yes, I think the Siggy is much better value than the Canon (wait for all sorts of comments from Canon lovers...).
I nearly went for the f/4 Canon, but decided the extra stop was more important than a white lens barrel :-) The only down side is that it's a bit heavy.
Nice shot from your patio, All I get in my garden are pigeons cr*pping on mine!

kevin_c
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 07:47
I think they make camera's with built in radio's ;) BTW, to the youngsters here, radio's where boxes filled with music and mucho idle, banal chatter that people used to listen to before the invention of MP3.

I can remember radio's being called a 'wireless' :oops:

condyk
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 09:15
I can remember radio's being called a 'wireless' :oops:

Yeah, I know. I didn't want to confuse the 'youngsters' any more than I had to ;) Many have a black hole in their perception for anything analogue.

Anyway, I am putting up a couple of shots here, as usual, but the better ones from my walkaround today are here (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=1583005#post1583005)

I used my 200mm Pentax manual focus jobbie. Didn't use a tri/mono. Too lazy! Shake plus focus is thus a bit tough on these but it's a nice lens. Catch the light exactly right and it has a wonderful 'Zeiss' type feel with great bokah.

Shame 200mm is practically useless to me tho' most of the time ;-) The airvent needed the 200mm, but the lock shot I would usually use my Zeiss 35mm and with cropping is about the same FOV I'd normally have! Feels a bit like cheating, but shows a 200mm FOV is uncool for urban shooting :oops:

http://www.buzzdns.com/lockBW.jpg
[3]Pentax Super Takumar 200mm f4.0

http://www.buzzdns.com/airvent.jpg
[2]Pentax Super Takumar 200mm f4.0

Claire
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 09:24
I don't own an MP3 player. Got my portable CD player & radio in my mobile. At work we listen to the radio all the time. (Ok, web airing).

lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 10:16
hmm...would a Tokina 35-200 3.5-4.5 be compatible with EOS with an adapter

It had P/K on the mount, and a really long DOF preivew flange rod thing. I think its like a praktika or pentax (perhaps)

as for radio: Yes. I have a radio alarm (FM), an airband radio, and my house is full of radios

I even have plans to string my dads FM transmitter (for his MP3 player :p) to a whole load of FM amplifiers and start my own radio station :)

photos coming soon :o

condyk
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 10:23
hmm...would a Tokina 35-200 3.5-4.5 be compatible with EOS with an adapter

It had P/K on the mount, and a really long DOF preivew flange rod thing. I think its like a praktika or pentax (perhaps)

K mounts are expensive adapters, I have two k mount 50mm's, and putting an adapter on an old zoom will likely be a waste of time IQ wise. Classic primes are worth a punt but not zooms IMHO. I have the Pentax and a 3.5 Chinon 200mm primes and both are decent if you get them steady. Easy for you youngsters. Not so easy once you get over 21 :lol: :lol:

lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 10:27
does the adapter have glass?

Why are they so expensive? Are there not cheap ones on Ebay?

anyway, I'll probably leave it. It was only 7.50 though :o

lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 10:47
OK

My contributions

Both taken with the Nikon 135 2.8. Aperture was somewhere between 2.8 and 8 for both of them

A portrait of my sister - but shh, don't tell her because she might be mad I put a photo of her on the web. :)
Taken at a barbecue yesterday

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I came across this trolley near my old primary school (I was going to take more photos of it, but unfortunately the quality of the clientele has decreased considerably, so all I had to show for my efforts was two young neds (chavs) standing on the roof of the toilets throwing rocks at the slightly older neds taking some form of illegal drugs behind the bike sheds)

anyway

84185

Good day everybody :)

dispatchermike21
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 11:42
ok heres mine 100-400mm IS 2xII so 800mm+crop Hand held so a little soft.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/dispatchermike21/IMG_1872_edited-1.jpg

lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 12:15
great shot - 800mm - thats pretty good!

tommykjensen
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 12:17
great shot - 800mm - thats pretty good!

Yes agree and its even manual focus.

lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 12:38
I manual focussed - even if it was at close range at f/2.8 :)

condyk
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 12:47
I manual focussed - even if it was at close range at f/2.8 :)

So did I at further away and f4.0 :lol: :lol: I should have got some sea weed in my shots too tho' ;)

wu_wei0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 13:49
Great shots everyone! OK- here's one from me.
Yesterday was a workday- enrolling special admit students in university so no photos. Beautiful grey skies met me this AM so no walkaround since we are going long this weekend and my sigma 70-300 isn't much on a grey day.
Had a couple sweet shots with manual focus but when I read EXIF I found they were only 263 mm-- and that would be cheating, huh?

Anyway- ran outside in an almost ray of sun to grab this from my curb.

Petunias:
http://static.flickr.com/50/160116515_96cfca00e7.jpg

don't think it is worth adding link to a larger version. just process from RAW with DPP on an unsatisfactory crt-- all the good stuff is at the office and I am not going out til I can really shoot. Im really not.
Will come back later to add a shot if I actually do get out today-- or set up something here in the house.

~wu

Becca
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 14:24
Well, it's been spitting rain for the last two days so I wasn't able to get much. I went out to a local lake and got these two.
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lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 14:26
hmm...I've been out again in the evening sun. Perhaps a story for urban life or something - its incredible how it can go from cloudy to clear sky!

Leo

I can't see your photos becca

Becca
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 14:28
Here's one more of a hitchhiker I shot out the car window.

cdifoto
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 15:03
I feel bad. I haven't heard anything from Lara since she confirmed today's shooting date back on the 23rd of May...so she obviously flaked out. I was hoping to post some shots of her with the 70-200...

...I don't have a clue what to shoot now. Bleh.

lakiluno
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 16:52
lara?

cdifoto
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 20:14
lara?

Portrait session that never happened. :mad:

wu_wei0
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 22:35
Second one- again at my curb. Have no idea what it is- just the flower by the street. Watch tomorrow have gorgeous light!

http://static.flickr.com/68/160513090_1fd6fc9805.jpg

larger:
http://static.flickr.com/68/160513090_1fd6fc9805_b.jpg

~wu

saravrose
4th of June 2006 (Sun), 23:24
Dave, fabulous shots.. and I own an honest to goodness record player you know, those really big black vinyl records.. yep, my favorite.. I do have a c.d. player this incredibly ugly thing that my mother bought me years ago.. but I never turn it on.. c.d.s are for the car....

sari

Meaty0
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 03:50
Second one- again at my curb. Have no idea what it is- just the flower by the street. Watch tomorrow have gorgeous light!



larger:
http://static.flickr.com/68/160513090_1fd6fc9805_b.jpg

~wu

Strewth! Am I the only one in this forum who does a bit of gardening? That's a Dianthus, one of the hardiest, and useful garden plants you can buy. If you like it, pop on down to the local nursery and buy yourself a few. They come in a great variety of colours (the variegated ones are fantastic), grown easily in a pot AND make great photographic subjects.:D

kevin_c
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 04:06
Strewth! Am I the only one in this forum who does a bit of gardening? That's a Dianthus, one of the hardiest, and useful garden plants you can buy. If you like it, pop on down to the local nursery and buy yourself a few. They come in a great variety of colours (the variegated ones are fantastic), grown easily in a pot AND make great photographic subjects.:D

Looks like you are the groups 'resident' gardening expert eh! :-)

wu_wei0
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 05:52
Strewth! Am I the only one in this forum who does a bit of gardening? That's a Dianthus, one of the hardiest, and useful garden plants you can buy. If you like it, pop on down to the local nursery and buy yourself a few. They come in a great variety of colours (the variegated ones are fantastic), grown easily in a pot AND make great photographic subjects.:D

Thanks for the name! I'm pleased someone knew. May go grab a few more pots since everywhere has stuff half price now.

Honestly, ask me trees, orchids, most houseplants, rose varieties, and unusual outside flowering plants and I can tell you more than you want to know! I just could not dig that one up (pun intended) from the old brain cell. It can only hold so much you know!:p:D

It's been years since I have had a place I could dig in the dirt (not much of one for container gardening) but I come from a long line of gardeners. ;) (would that make us a row?) Dad was a horticulturalist so I grew up with greenhouses and experimental gardens (mostly produce related) and orchards. I worked in another greenhouse when my oldest was my only- a "professional" orchid grower :lol: and until I went back to school I always lived where I could get out and play.

I have a little spot out on my corner by the street. Not much but it is mine - I'm slowly getting reaquainted with our flowering friends. Neighbors are finally getting used to seeing me drag my kit out to shoot there. Really nice when there is only spotty sun or I am too lazy to go on my jaunts.

~wu

Becky N
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 06:55
Had a small window of opportunity to shoot Saturday evening at my brother's house. Good thing I had the long lens at it helped to ID a bird my sister in law thought was a Baltimore Oriole but was actually a Red Breasted Grossbeak. That picture wasn't very good.

These two were both shot with our Sigma 70-200 with a 2x TC.

wu_wei0
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 07:48
Man, I see I am going to have to make myself come to the office to convert from RAW and post! My shots look so washed out on the Imac! sorry folks!

~wu

In2Photos
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 08:23
What a diverse bunch of shots this weekend. Looks like everyone had some fun, except perhaps Don.:( I managed to get a couple of shots this weekend but spent most of my shooting time with Nifty. I should be able to process them at lunch and post shortly after. Hopefully there are a couple of decent shots in the bunch.

BTW Meaty I dable in the garden when I can. I worked in the landscaping industry for about a year and picked up some useful info.

Billginthekeys
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 12:04
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/1399/osprey7hv.jpg

okay well heres my contribution. taken with my new 400 5.6. Looking back at me right before he flies away... and here is one of the few flying shots i got that im relitivly happy with.

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/7753/osprey22zu.jpg

wu_wei0
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 12:14
okay well heres my contribution. taken with my new 400 5.6. Looking back at me right before he flies away... and here is one of the few flying shots i got that im relitivly happy with.

Looking good! I can't get a bird shot to save my life.
Well, I have an ok one of a pigeon sitting on top of one of those plastic owls that are designed to scare them away! lol

~wu

joayne
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 12:43
Much too hot here to be outside...118degrees yesterday. I did stick my head outside and used my most hated lens, because it is my longest ... the famous (*drum roll*) 75-300mm IS USM. So here without further ado, about nothing


84473



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Hoping that everyone had a lovely weekend...Some nice shots this week. ;)

condyk
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 12:55
Quite a selection this week. Some using the length to get a shot, some adapting the length to their normal shooting style and others using a long lens as a semi-macro ... which is all cool. I found it interesting to revert to something longer. I've always been a wildlife shooter but since finding myself 'captive' in urban Birmingham have just got so used to a wider perspective. A 200mm really is narrow for urban work, let alone anything longer, but even a 500mm seems perfect out in the wilderness. Same with adapting to shake again and a slower aperture, something I don't worry about too much as most of my regular stuff is pretty fast.

eenorton
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 18:14
I ended up with a cracked rib this weekend... so I just popped out in the backyard with my Sigma 70-200 and 2x TC on a monopod. Then I made my way back to the couch and felt sorry for myself. :rolleyes:

http://images1.fotki.com/v320/photos/6/64353/1715345/_MG_218301w-vi.jpg

wu_wei0
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 18:22
I ended up with a cracked rib this weekend... so I just popped out in the backyard with my Sigma 70-200 and 2x TC on a monopod. Then I made my way back to the couch and felt sorry for myself. :rolleyes:

You suffered for your art! Nice result.
Hope you won't be forced to feel sorry for yourself for long, but I know how those things can be.

I'd send good chi if I knew how to address it!;) best wishes, regardless.

~wu

Becca
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 18:26
I ended up with a cracked rib this weekend... so I just popped out in the backyard with my Sigma 70-200 and 2x TC on a monopod. Then I made my way back to the couch and felt sorry for myself. :rolleyes:


Ouch! Hope you're on the mend soon! Nice shot, even with a cracked rib!

Nice shots everybody!

condyk
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 18:45
Beth, you are a credit to the project. Good effort. Get well soon :-)

Meaty0
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 20:19
.

BTW Meaty I dable in the garden when I can. I worked in the landscaping industry for about a year and picked up some useful info.

Okay, well use that experience to help me out here. What's that flower that Beccy N posted? I'm guessing some species of hibiscus or cotton tree?

Paul:)

Becky N
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 21:54
Okay, well use that experience to help me out here. What's that flower that Beccy N posted? I'm guessing some species of hibiscus or cotton tree?

Let me know when you give up and I'll tell you.;)

In2Photos
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 23:32
Okay, well use that experience to help me out here. What's that flower that Beccy N posted? I'm guessing some species of hibiscus or cotton tree?

Paul:)

Well I am stumped so Becky please inform Meaty and myself.

I looked back through my photos from this weekend and realized that none of the shots that I took are at the full 210.:( I guess I needed to pay more attention. Hopefully next weekend I can participate although it is the 4 yeasr anniversary for my wife and I so I am not sure how much photography I will get to do.;) :p

Becky N
5th of June 2006 (Mon), 23:37
Well I am stumped so Becky please inform Meaty and myself.

According to my sister-in-law - Evening primroses.

dispatchermike21
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 00:17
OK this ones 400mm

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/dispatchermike21/IMG_2057_edited-1.jpg

joayne
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 01:04
Hey..You Suck....no,no,no,no just kidding. That is an incredible shot! Really well exposed especially for a shot on the water. How was the weather for you in the PNW? Great Shot...Did you post in the Bird section..?? :rolleyes:

Meaty0
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 02:18
According to my sister-in-law - Evening primroses.

Ahaa! So it is! Thanks for that Becky. For some reason, I thought your picture was a shrubby tree! The scale threw me.... We have grown that, but ours was only a low growing groundcover plant. (Was that bird in the E primrose?)

benca1
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 02:41
Hey..You Suck....no,no,no,no just kidding. That is an incredible shot! Really well exposed especially for a shot on the water. How was the weather for you in the PNW? Great Shot...Did you post in the Bird section..?? :rolleyes:

Yeah, that is a great shot. I was thinking the same thing about the exposure. This is one of those classic images that separates the snapshooters from the hobbyists.

How many images have people lost overexposing objects in water!? :D I know I learned the hardway.

kevin_c
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 04:45
dispatchermike21 - Great shot, a good advert for the 100-400L :-)

Becky N
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 07:03
(Was that bird in the E primrose?)

The feeder is within a couple of feet of them, but I didn't see him taking interest in the flowers. He was in a tree off the deck in the second picture. A bumble bee, on the other hand was having a feast in the primrose.

dispatchermike21
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 08:28
Hey..You Suck....no,no,no,no just kidding. That is an incredible shot! Really well exposed especially for a shot on the water. How was the weather for you in the PNW? Great Shot...Did you post in the Bird section..?? :rolleyes:

I know how you feel I look at some of the pictures here and think what the hell am I doing with a camera and then I get a series of photos that I can say "wow I did that" and that keeps me trying.


{Yeah, that is a great shot. I was thinking the same thing about the exposure. This is one of those classic images that separates the snapshooters from the hobbyists}

I love moving up levels reminds me of D&D's :lol:


{dispatchermike21 - Great shot, a good advert for the 100-400L :smile:}

I love my 100-400mm though I am lusting after a 2.8 prime. Thank you all for your comments they do mean alot to me.

BLS
6th of June 2006 (Tue), 11:54
As every week, I am enjoying all the images and all the variety. Such fun!

I know I'm late in posting my shots this week. My grandaughter is visiting us for a week, so I more or less almost forgot this week's theme. Luckily I took some shots over the weekend that were at my longest focal length (105mm). Here they are -- hope you enjoy them!



My grandaughter.


http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-8/812687/Jay.jpg



While out and about on Sunday, we discovered some young horses being trained for racing.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-8/812687/Trotter.jpg

saravrose
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 01:21
wonderful shots everybody.. i'm completely impressed.. so, who has some suggestions for next week?..

sari

benca1
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 02:47
wonderful shots everybody.. i'm completely impressed.. so, who has some suggestions for next week?..

sari

Just always count me in for something terribly tough.

Hey- CEMENT! How does one get a nice picture of cement? My ideas are shot down in 3 posts flat, so that the heck, I'll keep tossing them out there. This same strategy worked for my dating. :D

condyk
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 02:56
Keep 'em coming Benca man ... I'm sure your 'ladies' strategy will prove a winner here one day too. Cement? Hmmm ...

saravrose
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 03:15
Just always count me in for something terribly tough.

Hey- CEMENT! How does one get a nice picture of cement? My ideas are shot down in 3 posts flat, so that the heck, I'll keep tossing them out there. This same strategy worked for my dating. :D

dating is highly overrated.. you should just call some of your relatives and tell them to 'find ya a wife'.. yep, that's the way to go about it.. and the success rate is probably very similar.. J/K guys.. nobody take me seriously.. ;) ;) .. any other opinions on cement?.. this one left me a little confused, do you mean the composition needs to be cement?

sari

wu_wei0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 04:18
dating is highly overrated.. you should just call some of your relatives and tell them to 'find ya a wife'.. yep, that's the way to go about it.. and the success rate is probably very similar.. J/K guys.. nobody take me seriously.. ;) ;) .. any other opinions on cement?.. this one left me a little confused, do you mean the composition needs to be cement?

sari

Cement, huh? sounds like a hard assignment. :lol: No ideas yet on how/what I'd shoot but it might be fun. At least I'll have to get a few feet away from the house. . . or maybe not.:)

Of course, I would have to throw out Reflections as a topic.
Seems that's how I see the world these days. OR have we already done that and I missed it?
Some restrictions maybe: no self portrait involved, perhaps even not seeing the subject involved- as in a the mirror image of a thing and the thing itself.
hey its 3 AM - I have a hard enough time making sense in normal business hours! ;)
heck, restricted might even make decent subject.


Actually, that advice Sari gives is probably pretty good. having your relatives "find ya a wife" (arranged marriages) historically have a much higher success rate. :)

ok, maybe I can go back to sleep now

~wu

Claire
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 05:47
I have a few friends who have gone the arranged marriage route (all Indian/Pakistani). In all honesty I think that's pretty much anyway how things are done within the Western world if you're "upper class".

Meaty0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 06:02
How about a picture of a house (from the district or town we live in) that we have always admired/wanted to own/wanted to live in?

Becky N
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 07:21
Won't be able to paticipate this weekend.:( Leaving for Luray, VA for a little R&R :lol: this evening. We'll have the cameras and the laptop but no internet. I'll check the thread when I return, I'm sure there will be an interesting theme with fabulous pictures to look forward to seeing.:) :) :)

::John::
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 07:35
Hopefully off whale watching this weekend. Depends on the whales, I guess.

wu_wei0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 08:02
I have a few friends who have gone the arranged marriage route (all Indian/Pakistani). In all honesty I think that's pretty much anyway how things are done within the Western world if you're "upper class".

As do I- friends from Malaysia as well. Seems strange to westerners but there are a number of good points to it. And you are right Claire, it is done that way among "upper class", especially among the super elite- gotta maintain their money and power you know. :lol: OK I promise not to go all marxist today-- being a sociologist, it just kinda slips in.:lol::lol::lol:
Now, where's my camera??:confused:

~wu

In2Photos
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 08:25
I have no reservations about any of the topics suggested so far. Although the house idea from Meaty0 could get me arrested.:lol: I might be visiting the house of my dreams on Friday, though.:( Anyway, I leave it up to you (whomever YOU are).

Claire
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 09:42
I want to live in a mansion... :D :D

wu_wei0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 09:49
Houses--How about best and worst? or at least one that you'd want to live in and one that you hope you never have to live in? or just houses in general?
BTW- I did come up with a couple interesting shots for the concrete/cement suggestion. :D

~wu

cfpackerfan
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:07
How about the reflection of a house in some cement??

wu_wei0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:13
How about the reflection of a house in some cement??

Now that's an idea! :lol: Brilliant; just brilliant!

~wu

benca1
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:37
Just because I'm a whiner doesn't mean people can't tell me to go suck an egg. I think we should make a special point of telling whiners to suck eggs.

No to cement? Next suggestion: glass.

I'm generally intrigued with the idea of photographing something mundane to make it interesting, or just pleasing.

How about nude self-portraits? I will if you will :lol: I'm out of control. It's a good thing I'm married and this woman is locked in for life.

peacock
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:42
Glass sounds interesting , how about abstract or something that shows your country ?

condyk
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:49
Home could work ... our own, one we like, someone elses, one we don't like, one that is very surprising that someone actually lives in there, an animals home, etc. ... one made of cement; one reflected in a puddle of fresh cement, blah, blah.

I am a fan of arranged marriages so long as one has a veto should the proposed partner be ... erm ... not suited in some way! Someone invented the notion of 'romantic love' at some point. Now we assume it is a 'truth' when really it seems to me more a 'notion'.

wu_wei0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:57
Someone invented the notion of 'romantic love' at some point. Now we assume it is a 'truth' when really it seems to me more a 'notion'.

So very right you are-- and a trouble maker it has been ever since! Can't convince my students that it has not always been or that it isn't that way everywhere.
(but when its good it can be quite nice, right?);)

Was doing some shots for students to work with next session. One kinda fits:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=178457

House/Home sounds like a great idea- very versatile-

~wu

saravrose
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 19:29
Home could work ... our own, one we like, someone elses, one we don't like, one that is very surprising that someone actually lives in there, an animals home, etc. ... one made of cement; one reflected in a puddle of fresh cement, blah, blah.

I am a fan of arranged marriages so long as one has a veto should the proposed partner be ... erm ... not suited in some way! Someone invented the notion of 'romantic love' at some point. Now we assume it is a 'truth' when really it seems to me more a 'notion'.

jeez Dave.. then what am I waiting around on? Romantic love being nothing more than a 'nice idea'.. that's just depressing.. and I was totally joking about arranged marriages, my grandparents had an arranged marriage, and unlike the romantic fairytales where they lived this beautiful life and were completely devoted to eachother.. the facts were a little different. I think it's more important to take your time and not rush into marriage/commitments based on physical attraction.... lust is overrated.. and shouldn't be trusted.. romantic love.. sorry, maybe it's my age but I'm not ready to shuck that idea out the window yet... ;) ;) ;)

sari

Meaty0
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 22:32
Will someone throw a bucket of cold water over Saravrose please? I think you lot have confused Philosophy with Photography. What's the challenge for this weekend?

saravrose
7th of June 2006 (Wed), 22:36
good point Paul.. I like the abstract idea.. that one seems like it could be fun, and the homes idea also sounds interesting.. the concrete idea doesn't appeal to me, but if others like it speak up..

sari

dispatchermike21
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 00:20
An abstract home of concrete reflected in glass?

Claire
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 03:40
An abstract home of concrete reflected in glass?

Eh, I think that means I'm not participating this week! :lol:

saravrose
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:12
it's thursday.. so, somebody, anybody be the last deciding vote.. Abstract or Homes

sari

benca1
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:14
it's thursday.. so, somebody, anybody be the last deciding vote.. Abstract or Homes

sari

cement or self nude portraits. :p

Matoch
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:15
it's thursday.. so, somebody, anybody be the last deciding vote.. Abstract or Homes

sari

I'll throw a vote in for homes.

James

tommykjensen
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:18
With homes I have an idea what to shoot. With abstract I have no ideas.

Cement hmm weird.

Self-nude portrait: No way - besides that would require the resulting thread to be in G&N forum which has restricted access.

benca1
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:30
With homes I have an idea what to shoot. With abstract I have no ideas.

Cement hmm weird.

Self-nude portrait: No way - besides that would require the resulting thread to be in G&N forum which has restricted access.

Well, I am kidding about the self nudes, that's just supposed to make the theme of 'cement' look better. Just like when I go to my wife and point out the 2000 dollar lens I want, she balks, and then I quickly add, "oh well, this 800 dollar one will do I guess." All along, I just wanted the 800 dollar one. ;) Well, I wish that worked.

In2Photos
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:35
While I think that cement would be interesting I think it is fairly limited in composition. Homes would give us a broader spectrum for shots and I think it would be cool to see the various forms of houses across the world. Just my two cents.

Claire
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:45
My vote is for homes.

benca1
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:50
While I think that cement would be interesting I think it is fairly limited in composition. Homes would give us a broader spectrum for shots and I think it would be cool to see the various forms of houses across the world. Just my two cents.

I know and I agree. But one is easier then the other, that's for sure. Alright, I dig this, I'm already thinking about Californian homes. I work 22 hours over the weekend, so these assignments are very challening to me. I'm limited to a walk or the drive home of 3 miles... I'll toss my hat into the homes ring.

In2Photos
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 09:54
I know and I agree. But one is easier then the other, that's for sure. Alright, I dig this, I'm already thinking about Californian homes. I work 22 hours over the weekend, so these assignments are very challening to me. I'm limited to a walk or the drive home of 3 miles... I'll toss my hat into the homes ring.

I didn't notice earlier that you were in California. Makes sense now why you wanted cement. It's EVERYWHERE.:p Poor sari would have to go to town for cement.;) Haha, j/k. I actually lived in CA for 14 years.

75D
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 12:13
I could go along with homes, but by the looks of things it will be "Homes in the Rain'. The weather forcast has gone south agains and we are not supposed to see the sun till Monday and temperatures in low to mid teen's "C". I guess summer has passed.


Wayne

condyk
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 12:17
Homes is cool ...

Matoch
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 13:28
I could go along with homes, but by the looks of things it will be "Homes in the Rain'. The weather forcast has gone south agains and we are not supposed to see the sun till Monday and temperatures in low to mid teen's "C". I guess summer has passed.


Wayne

It's starting to look like rain all weekend here as well.

James

tommykjensen
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 13:30
But thats because the sunny weather finnaly is coming to Copenhagen up to 27C the next couple days :D

75D
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 13:54
I don't mind the rain but for the last 3 weeks it has always come on the weekend. There is a movement a foot to change the weekend to Monday and Tuesday, but that has run into a few snags, as it would have a major effect on the music industry. Hundreds of song titles would have to be changed. Monday Monday would become Wednesday Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday would become Ruby Thursday etc so it looks like we will stay with the current arrangement.
Glad to hear that Copenhagen is getting some good weather.

Lets hope we all get a chance to contribute for this weeks challange.

Wayne

saravrose
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 13:54
ha ha.. I think I could find cement without 'going to town' but, since it doesn't much appeal to me.. I think this weekends theme should be "homes" there it's decided.. I HAVE SPOKEN...

tommykjensen
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 14:33
Cool. Now I just hope I can find the home I want to shoot :lol:

Claire
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 15:51
We're getting 25-27 degrees this weekend! :D

Meaty0
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 17:20
So is it a typical home from your area, or a home from your street, or our own home, or a house we've always admired, an interesting home, an architecturally unusual home, a ramshakle dump, the latest trend in housing in your area, a home with an unusual roof, what what what ???

tommykjensen
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 17:22
Just homes as You interpret it.

condyk
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 17:24
Exactly, but not your Homies or John Holmes!

Claire
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 18:34
Home Sweet Home