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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:57:27 AM »
I am amazed how many poor images are posted on this thread . ( especially by those who consider themselves experts in their opinion !)

Just noticed this one, very amusing.

Of course Dave you do know that Opinions are a little like arseholes, everybody has one.


Black & White / Re: Manila's Supermoon 2014
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:27:49 PM »
What does lola solita mean?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 05, 2014, 03:29:23 PM »
Not my best animal shot, but he's still pretty cute anyway!


1dx and 300 2.8 IS

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 05, 2014, 07:04:13 AM »

European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography, on Flickr, 500px or my portfolio

Interesting image...nicely done Reiep!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 05, 2014, 07:03:04 AM »
A Steller's Sea Eagle stares malevolently at the eagles and ravens surrounding it - photographed on the pack ice located off Hokkaido in northern Japan - we're heading back there in Feb 2015 hopefully

Canon EOS-1DX - Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x - ISO 2500 - 560mm - -1/3 EV - f6.3 - 1/800 sec - tripod mounted

Wonderful shot David!

Black & White / Re: Manila's Supermoon 2014
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:48:38 AM »
Wonderful image of the moon! 

My condolences on your Mother. :(

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:53:48 PM »
Some BIF from me.
Click on image for larger and sharper image !!

Hope you like them.

Edward van Altena
The Netherlands

Alt...wonderful series of images!!!

Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: August 04, 2014, 05:25:27 AM »
Guildford never feels as inspiring as my trips to london, but here's a selection from recent times.

1 In the office by dancook1982, on Flickr

2 Shoes by dancook1982, on Flickr

3 FQ2A0465 by dancook1982, on Flickr

4 Beautiful People by dancook1982, on Flickr

5 FQ2A9041 by dancook1982, on Flickr

6 FQ2A9103 by dancook1982, on Flickr

7 FQ2A8606 by dancook1982, on Flickr

8 FQ2A8583 by dancook1982, on Flickr

9 FQ2A6982 by dancook1982, on Flickr

10 FQ2A6999 by dancook1982, on Flickr

11 FQ2A6899 by dancook1982, on Flickr

Thanks for sharing Dan, I enjoyed viewing your photos.

Question, why so many black and white when we live in a world of colors?

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:49:23 PM »
Midnight paddle from the island Vega (north Norway)

24-70 f2.8L II
1/80s, f5.6, ISO1250

very nice Eldar!  how many hours of daylight there this time of year? 


Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 01:16:13 PM »
My 1.4x II teleconverter - terrible resolution.
In response to another comment on backpacks - I basically live out of my LowePro 600 AW.

i too love my backpack, i always take it with me when shooting - Kata bug 203

my least used lens is my 85 1.8...least used accessory is my Jobu jr gimbal - i like it, but just don't use it.

Hey Northstar, how do you like your gopro black 3 so far? 
I wanted one (3+) until I heard about the focusing issue and have decided to wait for the new one (assuming there is one).

West...I like mine!  I don't use it a lot but when I do, I find that I get some interesting video and time lapse stuff.


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:52:52 AM »

Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:48:34 AM »
I have a plan coming together for a 50+ day trip to Europe.  Any real-world experience on getting 16GB across the pond daily in a reliable manner? 

My initial conditions are no wish to use an online storage medium and no wish to keep the only copies with me physically.  Also if I can leave my laptop at home and run on my Asus tablet so much the better; I intend to carry what I need rather than drag literal baggage all over.  Finally this is quite likely a once in a lifetime trip, two years worth of vacation time, etc etc so I won't complain about spending a little.

My plan is to write to both cards (in a 1Dx), save everything on a pair of TB-class external drives and then mail  USB sticks home separately more or less daily.  16GB thumbies appear to be affordable on the basis of one pair per day, and I can sell most of them when I get home anyway.

I'm all ears - the flight doesn't leave any time soon.


Jim...sounds like a great trip, have fun!!  London was my favorite spot on a trip to Europe many years ago.

Your plan looks pretty good....but it might be more work than is needed?

As an alternative, I know you wrote that you weren't interested in cloud storage, but have you tried it?  It's so simple and inexpensive, and is such a great way to backup important photos.

I've been using Flickr and Zenfolio to share/backup my most treasured photos. (Thinking about signing up for crashplan)

If I was in your shoes, I would take time to look through my photos each day on my laptop to narrow (cull) the keepers down to my best 20-40 shots, and then upload just those to Zenfolio...done.

By the end of your trip, you'll have 1,500+ of your best photos stored to both your laptop and online, and all your photos stored on one ext HD.

Good luck, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photos!


Here is a horizonatally oriented photograph shot with the 50mm f/1.2L (1/100, f/8, ISO 200).

I like it...well done!

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:16:19 AM »
I've had mine about a year....i had a faint clicking sound (March 2013 copy) when I got it, and for the first several months, but I really don't hear it anymore.

IMO - for those following this thread thinking there's something wrong with the 24-70 2.8ii and you're holding off buying... don't think that.   It's a phenomenal lens, pretty much replaces every prime in the focal range for me.

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