Snake; It's what's for Breakfast!
wow...what a series. question, how the hell do they know if it's a poisonous snake or not? or doesn't it matter?
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Looking out over the Rosario Strait
I bought the cann 24 70 ii 2.8. Tested it out and thought it was awesome.
Thanks Northstar. That entire umpire scene still gives me a laugh. I'll watch it on youtube from time to time. Just fantastic!
a few from a recent basketball tournamentGreat shot's northstar,all incredibly sharp too
1dx and 24-70 2.8ii all shot at roughly 3200 ISO
It's been 15 years since I lived in Tucson, but I guess the old standards are still viable:
1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2. Old Tucson (pure tourist shtick)
3. Mount Lemmon
4. Sabino Canyon
5. Bisbee is nearby, as are Tombstone and Nogales.
6. Kitt Peak Observatory
7. Pima Air & Space Museum (they had a SR-71 Blackbird when I was there).
8. Davis-Monthan Air Base (aircraft graveyard)
9. Saguaro National Park
10. Colossal Cave
11. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for unique cactus experience although it's a bit of a trip out of Tucson.
Look for the colors in the mountains -- I always loved the purples in the Santa Catalinas. Great sunset shots usually.
The desert at night is amazing, and Tucson has strict laws about light so you can usually see stars pretty well.
Here's another thing this made me think of - from the movie Naked Gun:
We have derailed!!! The Naked Gun scene is a classic.
Here is a Beaver being a Beaver. Moose-Wilson Rd. in Moose Wyoming at dusk.
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 300mm 2.8L IS
Among the comments made by Nuero there is one Gem and I was unaware of it myself, that's the comment regards use of a Credit Card with Amazon extending the Warranty Period, I've checked the info and it appears correct, this is useful information for you (and anyone else) in the hope that your Camera may still be under Warranty, worth checking.
I did not know about that with Amazon either. I was aware that if you buy anything from anywhere (not just Amazon) with your American Express Card you get an extra year's warranty. So if a lens or body only comes with one year, you get two via American Express.
Here is Rosette nebula, in the constellation Monoceros (Unicorn), just to the east of Orion. Integration of 30x210s ISO 800 light frames, 30x darks, 30x flats, and 100x bias. Total exposure time 1h 45m.
I wanted at least twice the light frames, and it seems I could probably do much better with 60x480s ISO 400, rather than ISO 800. Next time I get the chance, which may be tonight, I'm going to give it another go, and see if I can get more dim nebulosity in the periphery.
a few from a recent basketball tournament
1dx and 24-70 2.8ii all shot at roughly 3200 ISO
Nice shots, Northstar. Love the first one!
Wow that's more than I thought, great work! Did those get published?
Hi Carl, most, if not all, of my Images need some work, I'de like to think at some point I get to the stage where little to none is required but at 64 I may not have enough time left.
The image of the chap I posted with Mud all round him was one of those difficult ones to get right, he was behind two Bulls, coming directly towards me at the speed of charging Bulls, Mud Flying all over the place so messing with the AF on the 1Dx, basically I set the 1Dx on Manual, gave it +1 stop, f/8 to take care of DOF, 1/800th to semi freeze action, ISO1000 because I was using a Circular Polariser to cut down reflections from the mud & water highlights, and focussed on the bulls heads as they came towards me, then ensured my escape path was unobstructed, the bulls had an escape area at the end of the Mud Bath Run only about 20 Meters wide, I placed myself in the middle and moved left or right out of the Bulls Path, this only became an issue when they released 2 or 3 sets of Bulls at the same time, then it was best to make your escape earlier rather than later.
Biggest issue I had with this Image was having to crop 20% (I generally try not to crop at all if possible & the 200-400 has been a huge help in that area), introduces Noise which I'm not keen on, Dfine2 takes care of most of it & unlike some software programmes you can determine where you make the adjustment in the image.
The new On One Version 8 is a very worthwhile upgrade, I've worked for many years with Photoshop and am reasonably comfortable with it, but On One is what Photoshop should be, much more intuitive and easier to use, My feel is that given another upgraded version On One may well prove to be the Photoshop Killer. If Adobe ever introduce Layers to Light Room it will also be the end of Photoshop for 90% of users I would think.
I don't publish my Images, having said that I've won a number of Underwater photo competitions, had my Images published in several Travel Magazines and have sold several of my Wildlife Images to Businesses in Singapore & Japan, I do print for Friends & Family of course and although I've talked about setting up a website I'm still in the "talking about it" stage, have been for several years.
The only place I post images at all is here on CR, I do that because I tend to like the people, like yourself, that post images, comment & offer advice on this Site, there are exceptions of course, but not many which is unusual for a site like CR.
And I liked the Green Foliage Image you posted in waterscapes, very nice.
Thank you, you are too kind...and it is me learning from you! I will probably upgrade to OnOne 8, but maybe they're about to go to 9 already? I don't know. As for DFine 2, I am very unfamiliar with it. I know there are a number of third party noise reduction software packages available.
As for not publishing these specific images, it is a mistake...submit them to National Geographic right now, Edward! 64 is not old...I will be there in less than 20 years...so it better not be old!! Heck I was being called old back when I was 30...young people are punks, don't listen to them!! Seriously, the older I get, the less respect I have for them...sad times!