JCC Post your photography.

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

  1. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Nov 6, 2001
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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.


    Some of the best 5D Mark II photos you'll ever see: http://www.blakemanphoto.com/blog/

    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?


    The small number of megapixels is part of what gives it such a punch at high ISOs. I don't do any noise reduction, and everything is basically as I get it from the camera, minus a bit of white balance work and such. I use Capture NX 2, which is by far the best software to use with NEFs.

    This is 25,600 ISO:

    [image=http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/60/362960.jpg]


    This is why we can still be friends, Josh.


    ;).

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


    Looking forward to seeing those :).
  2. The Musical Jedi Force Ghost

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    Dec 13, 1999
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    The four rolls are all patiently lined up on my desk, waiting to be taken over to Roberts. :p
  3. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

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    That guy does some damned nice pictures. I particularly like this one:

    [image=http://www.blakemanphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/kittyBP-5.jpg]

    I need to start using NEF's again. Stopped using them because Photoshop cacked up and now won't open them.
  4. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Nov 6, 2001
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    I've read many good things about Roberts lately. They seem to be one of the top camera retailers in the country. Always recommended highly.

    How far away are you?
  5. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 15, 2000
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    Lots of nice pictures. Next time I need to make a banner, I'm coming here first to look for backgrounds.
  6. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Jan 17, 2004
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    I'd just put together a post full of pics, only to realize that Facebook won't let me directly link the images in a post. I'm going to have to copy some of them over to photobucket or imageshack. Damn.
  7. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Apr 22, 2000
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    Kyle Orton?
  8. Akumz_Razor Jedi Master

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    Jun 25, 2002
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    London

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  9. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

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    May 20, 2005
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    Those are really photo's :eek: ?!
  10. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    Jul 30, 2009
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    This is good stuff. Do you fancy CGI or hard photography as a line of work?
  11. The Musical Jedi Force Ghost

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    Dec 13, 1999
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    2.2 miles, as according to Google Maps. More than close enough to ride my bike, to be sure.
  12. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
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    Unless I miss my mark, it's HDR, which has taken off in the digital age.

    2.2 miles, as according to Google Maps. More than close enough to ride my bike, to be sure.


    Interestingly enough, it's 2.2 miles between me and Tempe Camera, according to Google. Wish I could still afford to ride a bike, but I gave that up over three years ago.

    For all the dog lovers ( ;) ) out there:

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/3714269475_91e14498f1_b.jpg]
  13. Akumz_Razor Jedi Master

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    Jun 25, 2002
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    The first two London photos are HDR, the rest are unedited (although the carlines shot is a long exposure with a fisheye lens, giving it that surreal feeling. I did a lot of experimentation with the fisheye, long exposures and HDR during my Europe trip)

    Paris:

    [image=http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4786_1161323669855_1130715554_486300_7165939_n.jpg] HDR, fisheye

    [image=http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs221.snc1/6825_1211525844878_1130715554_673150_1311878_n.jpg] HDR, fisheye

    [image=http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs221.snc1/6825_1211525924880_1130715554_673152_4870178_n.jpg] long exposure

    [image=http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs090.snc1/4646_1160311364548_1130715554_482551_6987650_n.jpg] fisheye

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    camera: Pentax K20d
  14. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    Jul 9, 2003
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    Very cool effects with the HDR & fisheye. I love the one w/the pod at the top of the London Eye.
  15. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Nov 6, 2001
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    This shot is more of what I normally shoot. If I get anywhere as a photographer, it'll be through stuff like this.

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3940576020_4cf66f10e0_o.jpg]

    Taken with my N80+85/1.8 on Ilford Delta 400, I think (can't remember the film for sure, and don't feel like digging up the negatives to check).
  16. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Feb 15, 2004
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    Those eyes are amazing.
  17. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    okay. got a few up.

    this is what I usually shoot
    [image=http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/Sauntaero/12809162.jpg]

    this is what I like most to shoot
    [image=http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/Sauntaero/Sole-VeniceItaly-ClaraSandberg.jpg]

    this is one of my coolest achievements, I think.
    [image=http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/Sauntaero/IMG_6097.jpg]
  18. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    Love this one!
  19. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
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    Taken with a 24-105, Sauntero?

    You landscape folks all have a lot more patience than I do. I would get bored quickly trying to do the work you guys do.

    Canon's use of eight aperture blades in many of their lenses remains a curiosity to me.
  20. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2006
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    I'd post stuff, but this has gone out of my league quite quickly.
  21. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Nov 6, 2001
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    Don't be so sure. I'm just now going over stuff I did in June and seeing that I did better than I gave myself credit for at the time.
  22. Akumz_Razor Jedi Master

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    Jun 25, 2002
    star 4
    Conversely, I wish I had the quick reflexes to take portrait/people shots. 90% of the time I take photos of people the shots turn out quite unflattering, so much so that my girlfriend (who adores my architectural stuff) won't even let my take her picture anymore!

    Taking pictures of statues is much easier:

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    Normandy (with some rare good people shots):

    [image=http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs105.snc1/4586_1156875158645_1130715554_471345_5100407_n.jpg]

    [image=http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs085.snc1/4586_1156875078643_1130715554_471343_7125236_n.jpg] HDR

    [image=http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs105.snc1/4586_1156852518079_1130715554_471310_1541348_n.jpg]

    [image=http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs105.snc1/4586_1156875118644_1130715554_471344_6168164_n.jpg]

    [image=http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs221.snc1/6825_1223636867646_1130715554_713142_4563246_n.jpg] HDR
  23. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    Jul 9, 2003
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    I believe so. That lens has been retired, though, doesn't work well with my new camera.

    You should enlighten me on aperture blades. I'm guessing it causes the raying patterns, since I can't get the same effect with my new lens. What does the number of blades affect?

    Landscape is boring? I guess I approach it the same way I do portraits or more abstract stuff: I see something interesting--how can I make it into a photo? It's the same challenge no matter what I'm shooting.
  24. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2006
    star 6
    See, I actively avoid pictures of people, generally speaking. Random people don't hold an interest for me in photography.
  25. Akumz_Razor Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 25, 2002
    star 4
    I hate it when I'm trying to take a picture of something famous but can't because there's too many jackasses posing for pictures blocking the shot.

    Best I could do at the Hall of Mirrors:

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    And thanks be the gods for photoshop:

    [image=http://pilotproductions.us/quickfolio/versailles_ba.png]