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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!
Edward, thanks for posting these amazing images! Outstanding, as always!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.
WNM -1787.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr
Clevedon, UK. Shot with a 10 stop ND just after dawn
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!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.
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
imagingbusiness 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%.QuoteThe 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!
The real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.++1 about that!
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.
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...
Pretty Cool... I like it!
The Sailing Camp by jwilbern, on Flickr
Agreed, excellent image!
Masjid Tengku Ampuan Jemaah, Bukit Jelutong by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr
I just love this one. Nicely done Sir!
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?
That is a 25 second exposure
Wow! What was your shutter speed on this beautiful image?
Thanks Click! As always, you're very kind and I appreciate your kindness!Featherscape!
I like that picture Well done Sir!
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!Featherscape!
This is a great shot. Was that reflection real or added in post?
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.BIF!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.
Butterfly in Flight!
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!!Fire in the Sky~
Red Rock Canyon, NV
Beautiful sky. Nicely done.
+1...great colors in that sky.