@Eric I was using my D90 with a nikkor 18-55mm vr
PHOTO-A-DAY: June 2012(651 posts) (70 voices)
@avro..... very nice.....the long exposures are difficult and you have done it well.
Before The Dance
If you're familiar with "The Hot Shoe Diaries" by Joe McNally then you're probably aware of my inspiration for this photo. Posing in that photo were his daughter Claire and her friend Amanda.
Strobist info: SB-900 in Lastolite Easybox Hotshoe Softbox camera left approximately 3 feet from girls and another SB-900 about 45 degrees camera right & 45 degrees high. Triggered by CLS in camera flash.
@Rx4Photo - Thanks for the flash info - nice.
@Jan F. Rasmussen - Great Lighting.
@Peely22 - Great long exposure.
Jan F. Rasmussen, I like the mood and colours in that shot.
I've started experimenting a bit more with the background in my macro shots and I quite like the results so far.
tcole1983 - Fun stuff...Zoo?
Rifqi - Thanks for sharing you experiments with background.. Keep us posted.
Juergen - Really interesting Capture
More kids baseball. I have been fooling with Continuous AF with 3D matrix metering.
I started shooting as the runner left 1st trying to steal 2nd.
I kept the runner centered as best I could and the camera took care of the focus.
Every frame was in focus. (Wow!)
...The throw from the catcher was high.
Well, my first post in PAD so I hope I do not embarrass myself.
So many great shots.
Anyway here goes.
This is a place called The Quad in Derby England. We do not have much photogenic architecture in Derby and I am not much of an architectural photog.
D800 24-70 f22 ISO100 13sec 10 stop filter
Someone said they wanted Mustangs....and I could not resist.....hope my humor is not offensive.....
D4, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II Nikkor, f/8.0 1/125 sec, ISO 280 PP LR 4.1
Onthe Ropes, very nice, and thanks for joining in on PAD.
Msmoto, I guess that owner has some work to do!
A series on wildflowers begins today.
Fairy Slipper, Blue Mountain, Montana:
D700, Sigma 105mm, 1/800, f8
@Beso - Nice colors! I like the white sailboat among the colorful trawlers.
@OnTheRopes - Really nice. The ND filter was a great call.
@msmoto - You inspire me to want to try some panning shots.
@YettiBuddha - Nice bokeh & DoF
@benji2505 - Beautiful. It looks like you can readily remove the flare too. What lens were you using, and did it have a filter on it?
@benji2505 - simply beautiful!
@OnTheRopes - nice one
@Yetibuddha - lovely colors
@msmoto - I need some panning classes from You!
@eric - nice timing
@mike - I don't know what I like more, the girl or the bokeh :)
@noxin - another place I know :)
Nice everyone. Squam, you're making me have bad thoughts.... about Zeiss glass =/
Great stuff everyone.
Thought I might jump into the macro foray.
D7000 Nikon 105mm VR macro 1/800 f/10 SB700 off camera
Just a note on panning... depends on object speed relative to camera, but shutter of 1/60-1/250 sec usually. The Mustang was at 1/125th. Give the lens a bit of leeway in focus.... i.e., f/8 or so. Figure any ev needed due to subject overall color content. In the Mustang, it was one of many thus no ev was used. Then, pick up the object in frame a long way away, as it is about 1/3 filling frame, press release to half way so to begin focus, then when about 1/2 filling frame begin shooting. I like about 9 FPS. Keep shooting and following the object all the way until it is either leaving the frame, which is often the case, or has gone to half frame. Now, you have about 15-20 frames of garbage in the camera. Edit by using a Hoodman and enlarge the frame about one or two enlargements in the viewer. One should see a magnified image in the viewer, plus the full image in the lower right. Delete the frames which do not include the full object if desired. Delete the ones with obvious focus problems. Delete the ones which may be too high or too low in the frame. Delete the ones which are too small in frame. Now in camera you should have about 4 or 5 frames to go to first computer edit.
In computer, after downloading the five from the camera, enlarge about 10X and edit for sharpness. Delete all which are not sharp. If you are really, really lucky, you may have one or two left and that is your photo.
Sometimes, if shooting a lot of cars, etc., I edit at download, putting only about half into the computer. For race cars, yellow flags are edit times.
In some cases one can not see the target until it emerges from behind an object at high speed. In these cases, begin the panning and allow the object to enter the frame at which time one begins shooting.
And that is all there is to it. On a tripod with the big lens my left arm is on top of the lens directing its direction. Or, when handholding, I rotate my entire upper body with the camera/lens/elbow/chest unit following the object. See how easy this is....
Oh, a lot of PP on all these to fix things....lighting is never good at race courses...
Superb tigers adamz.
That's a cool shot yetibudha, looks like he is embracing what's to come.
Too many good shots to comment all.
June is macro month
Too late, we already said that for May. :D
Took this shot in Brooklyn, there are some very nice brown stones there.
Nikkor 18-135 with D40.
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