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Photo-a-day: NR edition (August)(247 posts) (20 voices)
This is Black Beauty. She's a 1965 Shelby Cobra. I've got the keys in my pocket if anyone wants a ride. RobertD I can hear you saying HELL YES! all the way over here buddy.
Edit: I switched original photo for this one. Original is now below in new post.
Eatin' Grits - First squirrel picture of the month.
It's amazing how they just eat the white part of the kernel (the grit). The cottontails and the birds clean up what's left. Nothing in nature is wasted.
Nikon 18-200 VR at 200mm
@NikoDoby: Cool, how'd you do that?
@RobertD: Good shot. One time we burned popcorn, so we put it outside. The next morning a squirrel was feasting on it! I took some shots, but they were pretty bad.
All the rain we had back in June inspired me to take this:
alphanikonrex: Nice shot and selective focus. It looks like it was raining hard at the time.
NicoDoby: An AC Cobra I presume...my dream car. Great shot.
alphanikonrex, an outtake from a client's photoshoot. Camera was slung low from a bed of a truck. Used a slow shutter to get the streaks, sexed it up in photoshop.
Robert you should have heard it rev up!
NikoDoby: STOP! STOP!...you're killing me! I can't stand it. The only thing that sounds any better than an AC Cobra is a P-51 making a 400knot pass 50 ft. over your head. Yes...I have had that honor.
When I worked at Learjet as their photographer, Clay Lacy stopped in with his purple, chopped, P-51 pylon racer. When he left, on his way to Oshkosh for the races, he made that memorable pass over the Learjet ramp...400 knots, then straight up with a barrel roll.
Ha you should've asked Clay for a ride! That "sounds" like fun! Did you get ANY shots of that P-51 Robert?
I was so inspired by CJ Heater Heatley and all the other aircraft photographers back in the day.
NikoDoby: Hell no, I didn't get any shots...I tried. I was using a Hasselblad EL with a 150 Sonar, (1 frame per second) I got one shot as he was coming, (about the size of a gnat), and one second later, when the camera recycled, and the screen cleared, he was almost out of sight going straight up. You can't imagine how far a P-51 can go in 1 second when he's traveling in excess of 400 knots. I left the motorized FA on the desk. One of my more stupid mistakes.
Niko - nice PS skill :), it's a nice picture, but for me too much PS
alphanikonrex - very interesting photo, great colors and nice capture of the rain droplets
robert - nice picture, once again - I'll not write any more, as it reminds me the times when I was in US, and saw this kind of eating in other circumstances
gentoo - IMHO this picture is the best You've posted so far on this forum - great eye sharpness, nice water reflection, great colors, not my style of framing (nothing new :)) but overall it's my favorite from Yours photos so far - really good job!
^_^ No adamz there can never be too much fotochop! Haven't you ever seen a fashion ad? 8^)
Edit: This is the original picture alphanikonrex, RobertD, and adamz are refering to in the above post.
The streaks are "real" and are not a filter effect. I used a slow shutter speed while we drove past some big trees. The veichles were actually only moving about 8Kph or so. What I sexed up in photoshop was to even out the lighting (got rid of some bright spots) and glorified the color of the car a bit.
KEYS! KEYS! You ain't got no stinkin' keys...do ya? :-(
RobertD I think it would be too mean of me to tease you with a picture of the actual keys :^) I Love the colors in your photo. It looks so 3D. What camera did you use for this one? Hey I know that guy on the left from somewhere! He's on a reality tv show right? :^)
mb, and I think it was adamz who also asked about why I don't have larger pics on flickr. Well, it's because some of my super secret Nikon prototype images ended up on a rumor site somehow! I still can't figure how that happened? 8^)
But seriously, I've had bad experiences with people stealing my images before :^( A client once begged me to put up some higher (not full) resolution images on my website. She said the images were so nice that she couldn't make up her mind and wanted her family (who lived elsewhere) to help her choose. Me being such an outstanding, thoughtful and nice guy (*can you hear the angelic music playing*) I did as she requested. After that, I never heard from her again. :^(
When I finally tracked her down she said she didn't like the photos after all! Yeah, Right! Waste of my time and no money! It's not that I don't trust you guys. I do (kinda :^) I just don't want my images to end up on a super market ad campaign in China somewhere! I mean without me getting paid first of course.
I realize it kinda of defeats the purpose of sharing but I hope you understand. Sorry:( Come to think of it what's the "standard" size for displaying photos in here? I remember reading it once before but I forgot. Was there ever a consensus?
Adamz: Thanks for the compliments. Don't think we'll ever agree on certain things. However, I think we agree with one another's skills as I love the Lion cub shot!
mb: Great exposure work and texture on those clouds. I can almost reach out to them.
RobertD: I am thinking that I really like your shooting style and post processing skills. Others may think you over saturate (I repeat this is a matter of personal taste so there is no such thing!), I love how your colors pop out and create great contrast. I've never seen a Mt. Rushmore pic like this. That fluffy cloud gives it an almost 3D effect.
Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis (I may have already posted this one. If so I apologize)
There are two species of Gray Squirrel in North America, this one and the Western Gray Squirrel. It is this one that has been introduced to Europe and other parts of the world. They have also been introduced to parts of California. Like in Europe where they have displaced the Red Squirrel, the same thing has happened in California where they've displaced the Douglas Squirrel and American Red Squirrel and Western Gray Squirrel. This one was in San Francisco.
NikoDoby & Gentoo:
Thanks for your compliments gentlemen.
I used one of my older digitals for this image, a Canon PowerShot Pro 1, 8MP. I wish I had never sold it.
I have seen many photos of Mt Rushmore, and they all have that “alabaster”, Cameo look. That is not how it really appears to me. I wanted to bring out the color and texture of the granite. I tried several things to no avail. I finally converted it to HDR and WALA! HDR can definitely be overdone. This may be a little much, but it’s how I see it, and remember it. It truly is an amazing sight.
Gentoo: What a classic squirrel pose. I love it.
Hey everyone! I have no new picture for today, my camera got left at Connors, how awful, right? But, I couldn't resist coming and looking at everyone eleses and reading your hilarious conversations, I love it, It's great the stuff that is said on here.
Nikodoby: I really enjoy your picture. It's like, beyond cool. I sound dumb, haha. But, it's probably one of the neatest things i've ever seen. I really like how the sky looks.
Thanks Chloeanne, very nice of you to say. I didn't get a chance to comment on your last pictures (July went quick didn't it) but I liked how you captured the hand (Connor's?) that split second before they pick up the fish. I also wanted to ask what exactly are those "TOMS" things in your second picture? Are they shoes? I would suggest you use a higher f number on your camera to get more in stuff in focus. Unless you wanted the focus only on the center "TOMS" thing.
Hurry back with more pictures Chloe.
Gentoo, where are the rest of the Comic Con pictures? Not that I don't enjoy your squirrels and birds but I want to see more of that uh, Iron Man display ;^)
Nikodoby : I have old pictures, but there not so great, actually I'll post my first picture, I had a LOT of help from Connor, but hey I still took it, I guess you could say it belongs to both of us. Okay, TOMS are these shoes that a guy named Blake made( I don't know his last name) But, this guy designed a shoe thats semi cute, but more on the odd side, but it's like the coolest thing for teens these days and adults too, they even make tiny toms, it's great, but thats not the point haha. But the guy Blake gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you buy, So I have three pairs, Blue, Grey, and Black. So with me buying those, three kids in need got a pair of TOMS too. It's a great idea if you ask me.
Super photo. I love the backlighting. Did you place the "lady" on the flower?
RobertD: Your colors are great, of course. :) Thanks. And no actually, Connor said what do you want to take a picture of, I saw dandilions then that lady bug, and I got a cool picture. I actually took that on his camera, before I got mine, I had intrest so he started teaching me on his. I'm still a learner.
I have something to say! I like flowers, there usually beautiful, and I mean I could get a picture, but i'm not very good at making in un boring, I mean you want something to stand out and be proud of, so, with this being, does anyone have any tips on improving my flower intrest, and tips on making it more interesting.
Thank you :)
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