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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:18:08 PM »

I love close-up ;D

Me too :)

Just to make it clear, I love close-up shots ;D
Ah! I was wondering if you were talking of toothpaste on a photography forum ;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 06, 2014, 08:04:38 PM »
I have missed shots because the lens cap was on!

And there was the time I forgot to load film in the camera and clicked a number of shots only to find the film on the table...

You haven't quite got the idea of digital yet have you.
Ha! Ha! Ha!

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 06, 2014, 12:56:35 PM »
I have missed shots because the lens cap was on!

And there was the time I forgot to load film in the camera and clicked a number of shots only to find the film on the table...

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Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: February 05, 2014, 08:55:00 PM »
Some wide field astrophotography. Hopefully I can help bring this thread back to life.

The first two were taken on a river/camping trip outside Citrusdal. The third image is part of a time-lapse sequence shot North of Tulbagh.
The third image is lovely!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 04, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »
Here´s an image of the local rock´n roll band from a fair in a valley I past through last summer. The drummer is in a class of her own  ;D
Judging by the attitude, I'm sure they were playing a song by Led Zeppelin. :o ;D
Ha! Ha! Ha!
The internet connection was slow today so I saw the comment first and some time later the picture! It was a  :o moment when I finally saw the picture.  :)

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:04:37 AM »
Rifgat, newir013, lovely pictures!

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Imagine going back in time to the late 1800's / early 1900's.  Few people traveled widely.  Literacy wasn't universal.  How would you describe a car to someone who hasn't seen one?  An aircraft?  The pyramids?  The Statue of Liberty?  A pineapple?  A rhinoceros?  And then along comes photography and the ability to publish images in newspapers and magazines of all the amazing things in the world.  Wow!  What an eye opener it must have been. 

The term "a picture's worth a thousand words" started to evolve around 1900.  Interestingly, a quick search suggests that the first noted usage of the exact phrase was in the title of a 1918 advertisement for "The San Antonio Light's Pictorial Magazine of the War".  As with all wars, I suspect that the returning servicemen struggled to describe the horrors of trench warfare.  How can you adequately describe that?  And many just wanted to forget.  Photographs could help loved ones understand more.

I agree with helpful, above.  These days, the question shouldn't be "who's words?", but simply, which photographs are worth a thousand words?  In the early days days, photography was important.  But now, the world is saturated with photographs.  Our challenge as photographers is to take photos that people care enough about that they will take the time to look closely at the photo, appreciate the uniqueness/beauty/importance of the image, and have a better life because of it.  I know I want to take photos that are worth a thousand words.

 +1 well said
Yup! He hit the head on the nail! ;)

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:30:01 AM »
Lancaster County, PA.
7D, 92mm (70-200), F/8, 1/25, ISO-100
Nice! And I thought that there were only factory outlets there :)

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 :) sure is a slow couple of years for Canon if we have to debate the quality of a thousand words on this forum...

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: February 01, 2014, 11:33:19 PM »
Proud to finally be able to post in this thread - got my 6D used from LensAuthority yesterday and I couldn't be happier. This one's from my high school's Student-Teacher basketball game (pretty self-explanatory I guess). ISO 6400 and no noise to be seen! Plus, who said the 6D couldn't shoot sports?

70-200 f/2.8L IS II, ISO 6400, f/3.5, 1/800s
That looks clean! Well there seems to be an unfair height advantage that seems to more than compensate for the white hair :P. What was the closing score?

Thanks! No NR either! It actually ended up coming down to a shootout and the students won 18-17. I'll have some more photos to post tomorrow as well, since I'm shooting a Dr. Dog show tonight.
Wow that must have been interesting. Look forward to more pictures.

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I have Seagate, WD and Sony.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 31, 2014, 11:41:02 PM »
Canon 400mm f5.6
Wow! How did you take this one? Was he going at you?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 31, 2014, 11:35:26 PM »
I shot this male cardinal at sunset:



Lovely. Beautiful light.
Yup! Lovely picture.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: January 31, 2014, 11:32:04 PM »
Proud to finally be able to post in this thread - got my 6D used from LensAuthority yesterday and I couldn't be happier. This one's from my high school's Student-Teacher basketball game (pretty self-explanatory I guess). ISO 6400 and no noise to be seen! Plus, who said the 6D couldn't shoot sports?

70-200 f/2.8L IS II, ISO 6400, f/3.5, 1/800s
That looks clean! Well there seems to be an unfair height advantage that seems to more than compensate for the white hair :P. What was the closing score?

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:10:06 PM »

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