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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: August 22, 2014, 11:19:10 PM »
Here are three.

Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:58:08 PM »
Here are two blue hour photos I took in Rome in 2011. Castel Sant'Angelo (Canon 60D w/ EF-S 17-55 lens; ISO 400; f/8; & 1.6 sec); and Trevi Fountain (same camera/lens; ISO 400; f/3.5; 1/13 sec). The Castel Sant'Angelo shot benefited from the railing of a bridge as a makeshift tripod; the Trevi Fountain shot was handheld.

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:40:08 PM »
A shot I took testing out a new Canon G-16

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:15:48 PM »
Another thing that helps is, assuming you can get the right position, shooting the cars as they enter a turn. They brake going into the turn so they're going slower, giving you a better chance to get the shot. They'll accelerate in the turn itself, of course, as they get back up to speed. But I've had good luck shooting cars as they head into the turn, or as they're just starting to accelerate once they're in the turn.

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 25, 2014, 10:57:29 PM »
It's not F1, but here are two shots I took at the 2011 Petit LeMans race at Road Atlanta that illustrate the effect of different shutter speeds. Both are taken with my 7D and 70-200 at 81mm; both shots are ISO 200. The first shot was f/5.6 and 1/800 sec. The second shot was f/11 and 1/200 sec. You can see the difference the slower speed makes - and if I'd had better technique, I'd have taken the shutter speed even slower to get more background blur. If you're really good, you might be able to take it down to 1/60 or slower and still get acceptable sharpness. That's one good thing about digital instead of film: you can shoot and shoot and shoot, and then delete the bad shots!

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 24, 2014, 03:46:48 PM »
The first shot is looking down my driveway in January. The second shot is my back deck (compare with Surapon's at the beginning of this thread). The third shot is my neighborhood last February - some things don't change - like winter in Michigan.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:14:53 PM »
Hi Pugshot.
Like the smoke on the water effect, a different take on the idea, very nice with the narrow field of view keeps the eye on the detail of the subject. What exposure, any other kit, ND filter?

Cheers Graham.

Thanks - here's the data: f/22 (probably overkill); 0.8 seconds; ISO 100; I don't recall using a ND filter, but I'm pretty sure I was using a circular polarizer (and a tripod, of course!).

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 05, 2014, 10:18:15 PM »
2011 Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta - Canon 7D w/ 70-300L

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:58:47 PM »
Canon 60D with 100 L

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: January 28, 2014, 11:23:06 PM »
Here's one with my 6D and the 24-105.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: January 28, 2014, 11:07:12 PM »
A leopard frog taken with my 7D and the 70-200 f/2.8 L II

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 10:53:15 PM »
Here are some ring-billed gulls in flight.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:19:39 AM »
Really nice cormorant shot, Mackguyver! Sorry about the pollution, but it does make for a pretty color setting.

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:15:59 AM »
Figured I'd bring this thread back to life. Here are couple of my pug, Aiko, both lit with a 600ex-rt and 43" umbrella.

Particularly given my "handle," I have to compliment you on your charming pug shots.  :)

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:46:44 AM »
This isn't a critique... but usually if I'm photographing something like this where motion is obvious, I usually compose the shot so the direction they are heading is open rather than where they have been.  So I would have the horse and rider to the left of the shot rather than the right. 

Is that just a personal preference on my part or was there a specific reason you composed the shot that way that has to do with one of these unspoken rules of photography that I pick up off the streets?

I was thinking the same: it looks like the horse is jumping out of the frame.  You might be able to make the shot more intense by cropping it tight on horse and rider in portrait orientation.

This is just my two cents, but rules are made to be broken. I think there's plenty of space on the right, and the image is balanced by the negative space on the left. Plus, if you like rules, the Rule of Thirds was obeyed because the rider's head is at the intersection of the imaginary gridlines. Finally, the horse and rider are sharp, the scene is well-exposed, and the capture was made at exactly the right moment. Well done, Darson!

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