JCC Post your photography.

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

  1. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    Quix, I think my favourite one is the kid walking in the snow. I need to make it to Pittsburgh one of these days -- the architecture and landscape are very intriguing.

    KW, I really enjoy all your cat photos. :)

    Some more random ones:

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    Montreal

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    Switzerland

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    Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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    Oregon

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    Brittany, France

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    Maine

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    Rome

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    Massachusetts
  2. Sauntaero Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2003
    star 4
    Wow, I would've never thought California looked like that! It almost looks like... here!

    And the shot of Cumbria--that pony was posing so nicely for you! It really makes the shot!
  3. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    California is probably the most geographically diverse state in the US. It has a mixture of marine, Mediterranean, mountain, desert, and continental climates, and all the diverse vegetation that goes with them. That picture was taken near the coast in far northern CA, which obviously looks considerably different than, say, Los Angeles or the Mojave Desert.

    But I should note that that kind of architecture isn't common in CA -- at least not anymore. That school was built in 1894.

    And yes, that pony one is one of my favourites. Such a lucky sight. :D
  4. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 5
    These are the first shots I took on the Nikon F3:

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    Many thanks to Josh for making these images possible.
  5. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 5
    Some shots I took while I was trying out a Color Negative Black & White Film (Ilford XP2):

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    And here's a couple I found from vacation last summer:

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  6. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    Great work, Billy :). Thanks for posting those. You have a much better eye for stuff than I do. All the symmetry and balance elements are lost to me, unless I make a special point to see what's there and I often miss when I do.
  7. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 5
    Thanks for the kind words, Josh. Glad you like them.
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    I took these last week on a shrub by our front door (it's a nursery-web spider guarding her brood). I'm not much of a photographer, but I do like the way they came out.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/wildlife/nws2.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/wildlife/nws1.jpg]



    Also, Josh, DLB, your shots are beautiful.
  9. Whitey Force Ghost

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    Jan 26, 2003
    star 6
    DLB, who is the devilishly handsome dark-haired man you photographed.
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    That's Jack Shephard.
  11. Sauntaero Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2003
    star 4
    Beautiful shots, DLB!

    jaypee, how big are those spiders irl? [face_worried]
  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    Legspan of about 10cm / 4"
  13. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 5
    Those spiders are freaking terrifying.

    Whitey I believe the person you are referring to is my brother. He might be amused to learn you think he looks like Jack Shephard, JP (although he is pulling some pretty serious JackFace in that picture).

    Glad you all like them, though.
  14. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
    Couple of some Greylag Geese in flight. Freezing them high in the sky is difficult. :p

    [image=http://www.bluealert.co.uk/images/photos/greylag.jpg][image=http://www.bluealert.co.uk/images/photos/greylag2.jpg]
  15. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
    I'm not really one for photographing scenery (if there's not a bird in it, it's not usually for me!), but I liked these two rainbow images I took today. Only using a little compact camera.

    [image=http://www.bluealert.co.uk/images/photos/rainbow1.jpg][image=http://www.bluealert.co.uk/images/photos/rainbow2.jpg]
  16. CucumberBoy Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 11, 2007
    star 3
    A few pictures taken in the summer of '09. Haven't had time to fix them in Photoshop yet.

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    Also a few pics from New York right after I had bought my camera, which was in 2007. Found them laying around in my Photobucket.

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  17. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    Like the photos people, great stuff.

    Everton - your bird pictures continue to impress :cool:


    Some photos from my trip to Australia last year:

    Sydney

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    The city at night:

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  18. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    Oh you landscapers :p.

    My FB friends have seen this already, but I figured I'd contribute something new here:

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  19. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Nov 6, 2001
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  20. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    I've been thinking of saving up for a D-SLR. Anybody have suggestions for a first time SLR user?
  21. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    That depends on your interests and skill level. Do you have experience with photography? What do you intend to shoot, at least initially. What's your budget?

    As a Nikon shooter, I'd suggest something like the D3000 if you're just starting out and want what could be considered an advanced point and shoot (but capable of much more in the hands of an experienced photographer). It runs for about $550, as seen here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/635660-REG/Nikon_25462_D3000_SLR_Digital_Camera.html
  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Right now, I have a Kodak Z740. It's a few years old now, but still a good point and shoot camera. I don't shoot a ton of pictures, mainly on trips and special events, but I do really enjoy it. I mess around with macros some, but I mainly shoot landscapes and buildings. As for a budget, I wouldn't want to spend more than $1000 for a camera/lens package.

    I spoke with someone at Ritz Camera yesterday and he suggested the Nikon D3000 or D5000. He said that the main difference between the two is a flexible monitor and ability to shoot HD video with the D5000. Have you used either one, KnightWriter? I'm not sure that I'd use the HD video capacity, but the flexible monitor would probably be useful.
  23. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    The D3000 is essentially a somewhat improved D40, which is the D3000's predecessor. It has a different image sensor, a bit better autofocus module and probably improved menus to some extent. The D5000 is a combination of the D3000 and D90, but leans closer to the D90, though like the D3000, it lacks a built-in autofocus motor for all of Nikon's screwdriver lenses (AF and AF-D). I have not had a chance to use a D3000 except very briefly last week, and after my D700, it seems tiny and almost like a toy. But, it's certainly capable of giving good results, and I've seen them. Video is wasted on me, and I wouldn't have much use for the D5000's video.

    Do you have large hands? That can play a role in how you feel about a given camera. My advice would be to go to a camera store with a good selection of cameras and see what feels better in your hands. Try adjusting various settings and see which seems more intuitive to you. Canon, Nikon, Pentax and so on all have different layouts and feels to them. Pentax gives you a lot of value for your money, and I'd think about them for sure. There are K20Ds floating around out there for probably very cheap.

    If you're like most people, you probably would want a zoom lens, and whatever comes with what you bought (an 18-55 if you buy either the D3000 or 5000) is probably enough to start out with. I prefer primes myself and am currently very much wanting a lens that has been announced but not quite released into the wild yet, which is the Nikon 24/1.4. Canon's version is capable of producing magic with every shot if you know what you're doing, and Nikon's version ought to be at least as good, if not better.

    You may find this guide useful: http://photo.net/equipment/choosing-a-dslr-camera/
  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Thanks for the info and the link. There's a lot to consider when purchasing a good camera, that's for sure.
  25. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    I neglected to mention one thing, which is almost cliche at this point to say, but is still worth saying: When you buy a camera, you're buying into the overall system, which means a company's lenses, flashes and other accessories. If you plan to just stick with the kit lens, that doesn't matter much. If you're thinking about venturing beyond that at some point, you'll probably want to look at the lenses available for each system.