April 19, 2014, 11:41:44 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Krob78

Pages: 1 ... 22 23 [24] 25 26 ... 84
346
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: NEW TOY :)
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:37:54 PM »
Awesome!  Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!  ;D

347
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:16:37 PM »
Sorry, no animals ... This is from the Valley of Aurland in Norway. We have lots of beautiful hiking trails to offer. This one in particular has been voted Top-10 hiking trip in Europe. It is a 16 km/10mile walk of immense beauty. From a photography point of view, the challenge is contrasts and thus dynamic range. With this image I have lifted the shades, darkened the highlights and given a slight increase in sharpness and saturation. All colors are as shot, handheld 1DX, 24-105 f4L.
It's easy to see why it's a Top 10, Eldar!  Excellent work on this image!  I want to hike there!  Thank you!

348
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:15:13 PM »
edward...did you get a chance to see them at full speed...i imagine they can cover 100 meters in 3-4 seconds...as compared to the world record for humans at 9.6 seconds (roughly)

Yup, lovely capture. How far were you from the cheetah? Would it be about 35 to 40 meters?

Yes, the previous Posted image was shot about 30 metres from the Vehicle.

We were fortunate on this trip to see start to finish 3 Cheetah Kills.

The difficulty is positioning your vehicle, without getting in the way of others, so you see the actual Kill from the best vantage point.

The Image with Mum & Cubs, these Guys were no further than 15 metres from the vehicle when Mum & One Cub noticed a Thompson's Gazelle.

Image in the middle shows Mum full flight, estimate + 80 KPH at this point, from standing start to Kill it was over in 4 seconds, maybe 5.

Final Image shows Thommy, I think he knows at this Point he has about a second of Life Left.

The actual Capture is just a huge pile of dust above the Grass, the drawback to the Serengeti being Tall Grass, it's a bummer for some shots, and distance was around +100 metres when she brought the Gazelle down.

The reaction of the Cubs is amazing, they just sit and watch Mum in action, they make no attempt to get involved in the Kill, we did see another Kill of a very Young Thompson's where the Mother captured it, waited until the Cubs came up, she then released the Kill several times to allow the Cubs to practise captures.
Edward, thanks for posting these amazing images!  Outstanding, as always!
Ken

349
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:13:47 PM »

WNM -1787.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr

Clevedon, UK. Shot with a 10 stop ND just after dawn
Nice Elliot!  :)

350
Canon General / Re: CPS Changes
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:11:38 PM »
I delivered the images in digital form, High Res as requested and before I got back to my office, they had called to complain that the images wouldn't load on FB and they were having difficulty mailing the 500 plus images to other employees, etc...
LOL, that's classic!  I always throw a folder of 800x1200 or smaller sRGB photos in a "Web" folder on anything I deliver to my clients for that very reason.  I have an action in Photoshop that I use with the Image Processor tool to resize, convert to sRGB, and sharpen for web use that I run to do this.
Yes, I do something similar for all my individual and family clients as well as commercial clients when requested.  The problem was, when I interviewed them before accepting the assignment, they specifically stated that they only wanted images for print, not web! 

Somewhere along the way, they changed their minds (possibly not liking my print prices on the website) and just wanted the smaller sRGB images!  They had an option in my agreement to order and print from my site or get them printed themselves... Happily, they still paid the originally agreed amount as they felt it was an inconvenience to me...

I was obviously fine with that as they promptly booked this year's affair after they saw last years images, with a modest COL increase of course! 

351
Canon General / Re: CPS Changes
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:05:45 PM »
Per the CPS Terms & Conditions (http://www.cps.act.cusa.canon.com/sys/attachments/terms_conditions_revised_2012.pdf):
"Applicant must be a full-time self-employed individual or an employee of a professional imaging business who plays a direct role in the creation of moving or still images."


So I call myself a self-employed photographer and create still images. Oh yea, and I don't currently get paid for my work because I'm "an artist". I don't think they care all that much, as long as I don't obviously abuse any bit of the program.


Yeah, that would work.  I can also rationalize that I am an employee of a professional imaging business for which I create still images (never mind that I'm using Zeiss cameras to do that!). 

But mostly it's that I haven't needed it.  I can clean my own sensor (and Canon just saved me the trouble with a free clean when I took it in for the lubrication recall).  OTOH, taking it in made me realize that it's pretty easy for me to do that a few times per year (I'm in NJ for business pretty often, and the Jamesburg service center is just a 20 minute drive from where I often need to be).  The real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.
Quote
The real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.
++1 about that! 
Guess I better get my repairs in before 4th quarter gets here!

Quote
The real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.
++1 about that! 
Guess I better get my repairs in before 4th quarter gets here![/quote]
I did get my 100-400mm in for repair before the 4th quarter began and I'm glad!  $535 repair, AF system wacked, IS system totally shot and had to be replaced completely! 

I'm a Gold member and didn't realize I got the 30% discount on parts as well as the repair service, so I was very happy that my $535 repair was only $372 including the overnight shipping back to me!  They had it on Monday, late afternoon, I had it back on Friday by 10am!!  Very pleased! 

Oh, on a side note, I had to change my MFA settings for the lens back to zero after getting the lens back!  I guess they must have re-calibrated it too along with the cleaning and etc... Again, quite pleased...  8)

352
Canon General / Re: CPS Changes
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:53:55 PM »
They learned the craft up until they can go out on their own and compete toe to toe with their masters, but it isn't the way it is anymore...  Now you have the instant gratification with digital and the skill level isn't where it should be for a professional industry.

Photography as an art form exists, and will likely remain.  Granted, it's not necessarily a way to make a living, any more than being a fine art painter (the increase in value after the artist dies doesn't help put food on the table). 

But it's certainly true that event photography appears to be on the way out.  That's happened to many 'professional industries' over the years, as technology advances. 

You're a photographer with a business to run.  If you're like many small business owners, you use QuickBooks or similar software, rather than paying an accountant; you do much of your banking electronically (e.g., instant check deposits from an iPhone).  In your personal life, you may use a self checkout line at the grocery or hardware store.  When was the last time you dialed '0' for operator assistance in looking up a phone number?  Those are all examples of easy, convenient technology being placed in the hands of the consumer, and have a side effect of obviating part of the labor force. 

Now, 'Uncle Bob' with a Rebel can churn out 'decent' images suitable for enlargement.  But in most cases, no one even wants them enlarged.  They want them on Facebook, and they want them uploaded immediately.  They're not going to be viewed as a print hung on a wall, or even on a large, color-calibrated monitor...they're going to be viewed on a smartphone.
Quote
But in most cases, no one even wants them enlarged.  They want them on Facebook, and they want them uploaded immediately.  They're not going to be viewed as a print hung on a wall, or even on a large, color-calibrated monitor...they're going to be viewed on a smartphone.
Indeed, my last event from last year was a large Christmas event for a huge Florida Corporation.  I delivered the images in digital form, High Res as requested and before I got back to my office, they had called to complain that the images wouldn't load on FB and they were having difficulty mailing the 500 plus images to other employees, etc...

I told them that they were formatted at the best resolution for the printing and they said that they didn't care about printing, they just wanted to get them on the web!  I obliged of course with smaller lower res image files but was kind of surprised. 

Part of the event was about 75-80 kids that had their photos taken with Santa (or a close double).  I assumed they were having 8x10's or 5x7's printed of the kids and were giving them to the parents as part of the event package.  They said they didn't need to print any out, they were just going to email the parents the kid/santa photos! :o

353
HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:16:02 PM »
A couple new ones...


Pit Stop by @!ex, on Flickr


End of the Line, by @!ex, on Flickr


Abandoned in Plain Sight by @!ex, on Flickr


In the Light by @!ex, on Flickr


Winding Sunset by @!ex, on Flickr
Really nice Alex, as always!  :)

354
HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:14:35 PM »

355
HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:10:27 PM »

356
Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:06:46 PM »
Beautiful!

Here's one I took last fall with the 24-105L:


Under a Brooding Sky by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


That is a 25 second exposure
Wow! What was your shutter speed on this beautiful image?


Quote
That is a 25 second exposure
Wow! What was your shutter speed on this beautiful image?

That's pretty funny!  Good one!  ;D

357
5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 27, 2013, 02:01:57 PM »
Featherscape!  :D

I like that picture  :) Well done Sir!
:D Thanks Click!  As always, you're very kind and I appreciate your kindness!

Ken

358
5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 27, 2013, 01:59:54 PM »
Featherscape!  :D

This is a great shot.  Was that reflection real or added in post?
Thank you Pinchers, The reflection is real.  Nothing added in post.  I did remove a couple of little nubby looking things that were floating in the water...  It was close to the Golden hour and the little lagoon where the feather was floating was reflecting a lot of the surrounding flora and fauna and was desperately losing ambient light... I was about 100' away.  Wasn't sure what it was floating so I tried to grab a photo just to see what it was... I thought it was pretty cool too! 

Thanks again and all the best!
Ken

359
5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 27, 2013, 01:56:14 PM »
BIF!  :)
Butterfly in Flight!
I've made a number of (unsuccessful) attempts at photographing dragonflies in flight, but never butterflies for some reason. I can't imagine they're much easier, especially timing-wise. You've caught the wings just about right I think.
Thanks Richard, I've finally got the much sought after Dragonfly in flight too!!  Just got them a couple of days ago, I'll be posting soon. 

As for the BIF Butterfly, it's been trying to get such a capture as well, certainly not as easy as a Bald Eagle with a 6 foot wingspan, floating across the heavens!  I've only gotten two butterflies in flight so far and just one dragonfly, but I got him several times, I'm looking forward to getting them off my CF card and processing... Thanks again!

360
Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 27, 2013, 12:15:12 AM »
Fire in the Sky~
Red Rock Canyon, NV


Beautiful sky. Nicely done.

+1...great colors in that sky.
Serendipidy, RPT, Click, Lion Rock, Sporgon, Thank you all so much!  The real thrill was just being there to witness it!  I had pulled over and was reading in a brochure how they have this phenomenon they called "Fire in The Sky" and it doesn't happen everyday and not exactly predictable when it will happen.  As I'm reading, I notice the brochure starts turning red!  I look up and there it is, right in front of me!!

It was over in 4 minutes flat, barely had time to turn my camera on and expose for it (wish I exposed more for the mountains) and only got a few images before it was nothing more than a memory!  Hope to see it again some time!  Glad you liked it and thanks again!

Pages: 1 ... 22 23 [24] 25 26 ... 84