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Discussion in 'Community' started by Mustafar_66, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm actually quite surprised that there's no photography thread around (unless I'm blind and have missed it). But yeah, been getting into photography the past few months since I studied it as a module for my Journalism degree. Bought my own camera (Nikon D40 with a Tamron 18-200mm lens, as well as the standard Nikon 18-55 kit lens it came with) and [link=http://www.flickr.com/photos/25722571@N08/]have been steadily building up a portfolio on Flickr[/link]. Here's some of my personal favourites that I've taken these past few months:

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3498413254_ca693faabc.jpg]
    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/3781419673_321ce290ef.jpg]
    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3460/3782283606_b650618546.jpg]
    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3498/3800088025_2bbde30a8f.jpg]
    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2523/4005105142_f0aa4a283a.jpg]
    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3569/3837676905_c8b3de2711.jpg]
    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3838482360_6494e68908.jpg]
    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/3864789508_0662fcc777.jpg]
    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/3830622162_73d9f55a6c.jpg]
    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/4005119434_965ec49661.jpg]
     
  2. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    Random question, but how do you like the 18-200 lens? I sometimes use an 18-275, but have issues with the focusing (even with the image stabiliser). Were those samples shot with a long magnification? Auto or manual focus? They have great clarity.
     
  3. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    It's a very good lens considering its price, however I've also noticed problems with the focusing, most especially when you're at full zoom in poor light (say at a show or gig). The only pictures from that selection that were taken with the Tamron at a particularly long magnification were the pictures of the squirrel and the man under the tree (which were taken today btw) and even then it wasn't full magnification (maybe between 70-125mm).

    I'd love to be able to get [link=http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/Accessories/Camera%20Accessories/Lenses/products/Nikon/AF-S%20VR%2070-300mm%20f4.5-5.6G%20IF-ED%20Lens-35945/Show.html]this lens[/link], but I'm not made of money :(.

    Oh, and always, always manual focusing.
     
  4. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Those are all very good. Make me nostalgic for England. ;) I'm using a point-and-shoot but I'd like to upgrade someday soon. I shoot mostly landscapes:

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3645115046_1525646b75_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3290436382_d6d435ae78_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/3000753065_c77e664710_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/3030543861_468619ff07_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/3879437251_569419ec21_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/3558442063_fd2e63c628_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3558521361_ee24c3f0cd_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/3001591464_b9e716d1d1_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3579/3555399790_14a48436a3_b.jpg]

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2525/3877651955_6274934d2e_b.jpg]
     
  5. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/ISB/DerFotoz/DSC_4294.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/ISB/DerFotoz/DSC_4295.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/ISB/DerFotoz/DSC_4296.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/ISB/DerFotoz/DSC_4311.jpg]
    Took these on a friend's fancy digital camera. The rest of my photos were shot on film and I haven't gotten around to digitizing them yet.
     
  6. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, talk about nosalgic. TerrMys, the one of the castle & lake: that is a one-in-a-million shot. Incredible.

    I'll see if I have any to compete later... at work right now
     
  7. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk278/JediDan76/MVC-027S.jpg]

    [image=http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk278/JediDan76/MVC-018S.jpg]

    Just some random things by my house.
     
  8. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I'm game. I still have a crapload of photos that I have to upload, but in the meantime you can OOH! and AHH! over my pics of my crossing on the [link=http://www.flickr.com/photos/31984965@N08/sets/72157608518253226/]QE2[/link] last October.
     
  9. AcklayComeHome

    AcklayComeHome Jedi Master star 7

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    [image=http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/51/l_091d90fb5f43499289f451ad7e42f5ab.jpg]
     
  10. jedi_john_33

    jedi_john_33 Jedi Master star 7

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    That is now my desktop background.
     
  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    What you mean a string of random HTML code? Whatever floats your boat, I guess. :p
     
  12. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Some random favourites:

    [image=http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj75/MedievalSam/photos/DSCF1265.jpg]

    [image=http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj75/MedievalSam/photos/DSC00422.jpg]
     
  13. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Flattering, thanks! [link=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3290436382_981a528380_o.jpg]Here[/link]'s a larger version if you prefer. ;)
     
  14. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I like that one. Its very abstract.
     
  15. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    Took me a while to figure out what that was [face_laugh].
     
  16. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    You post on a Star Wars message board and you didn't recognixe an Imperial Star Destroyer's command tower?! :eek: [face_laugh] [face_shame_on_you]
     
  17. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    Well...shush!
     
  18. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been known to do a little photography.

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3976620511_6e00c0a905_o.jpg]

    From a bit under two weeks ago.

    And from last Thursday night:

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/3994301559_259a1a127f_b.jpg]
     
  19. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    That's an amazing picture! Sports photography is something I'd like to get into, but it costs so much, what with ticket prices being as high as they are. May try and get into some lower league football matches as they're cheap as chips and I can sell them onto local papers. I'd have sold my horse racing pictures on, as I've a contact who distributes pictures to the press, but I didn't have access to a laptop :oops:.

    Bokeh :D
     
  20. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thank you :).

    I'm not actually into sports photography in particular, but I've been at three games now for my alma mater and being on the field, it's only natural to take a few shots of the action. I would never be able to handle dedicated sports photography and the interest isn't really there either. Still, nice to be able to capture a few images now and again.

    I should note that the ISOs for those two images I posted are (in order) 6400 and 10,000.
     
  21. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    [face_plain]
    :eek:

    What camera have you got?! Canon EOS 5d Mark 2 There's like...no noise. If I even go to ISO 800 on my piddly D40 it's like someone's pasted static onto my pictures.
     
  22. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Perish the thought of a Canon. Actually, I don't perish it, because Canon has a wider and better selection of prime lenses, and that may be eternally tempting for me.

    I have a D700 and probably will use it regularly until it has gone the way of the D1 for the rest of the photographic world (the D1x still makes nice images, by the way).
     
  23. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    You have a wonderful sense of composition. Very well done!

    Cheers!
     
  24. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    I do prefer Nikon's, but the 5d Mark 2 is a damned sexy camera. Borrowed someones when I was last in London and it was so, so good.

    Just looked up the D700 and I was quite surprised how low the amount of pixels is, especially considering the quality of those images at such high ISO. Did you have to run that through anything to reduce the noise?
     
  25. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 13, 1999
    This is why we can still be friends, Josh. ;)

    Some of mine (sorry, for whatever reason you can't see the full-sized pictures on Picasa if I use mark-ups and I lack the time and motivation at the moment to move them over to photobucket):

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3Dyy_xU8-AJZKsgNN6PFrQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCLSg1N2ZjbqV4wE&feat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pfeedCH-O3UmnVl6nPPb8Q?authkey=Gv1sRgCLa6gv34kYnsIg&feat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6FK9_loCeJpgBRzQ004ceg?authkey=Gv1sRgCOfumaHo8Z_yuQE&feat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yxVtvz6opiJnMdppzJ1O0w?authkey=Gv1sRgCOfumaHo8Z_yuQE&feat=directlink

    Still need to get my film from Colorado developed....