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Old 02-25-2010, 03:23 PM   #61
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What a great bunch of photos so far. NikonsAndVstroms was a big help to me when I was trying figure a few things out before pulling the trigger on my D90 back in December. I bought the Singh Ray Vari ND Duo last month and have been playing around with it a lot. Here's one an HDR of one of the near by streams.

Thanks, as for the image I would snap that twig on the right or at least bend it out of the way for the shot, it is slightly out of focus and was one of the first things my eye noticed.

Actually you can crop it out and a bit from the top. I really liked this image so played with a bit.....try a B&W conversion and play with the contrast, trust me. Right now I am looking at it.

HDR and B&W go together amazingly
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:23 PM   #62
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:26 PM   #63
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Something a little different from the landscape...

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Old 02-25-2010, 03:27 PM   #64
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And how about a portrait... Micky the bartender from The Ear Inn - a regular spot for the NYC Inmates

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Old 02-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #65
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Thank you, sir.
i'm judging from a crappy dell monitor. if nikonsnvstroms says crank the contrast, i'd listen.

i'm a bit hobbled on my tech advice because i come from analog land.

a lot if this advice is situational. i can't tell if you could've gotten lower, which would've brought the 'hands' up proud of the horizon.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #66
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What say you about the Nikon 80-400VR as well?

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You need to pull out a bit, I would always air on this side of caution since you can do a little crop here and there but if the image is too tight there is no help. I have done enough 2MP work to love working with 12 so much freedom! Also the image is underexposed you want those feathers as white as possible while still holding detail.

As for the lens I haven't tried that one yet either. I'm actually just getting into the world of fancy glass myself all my early work was done on very very cheap equipment.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:35 PM   #67
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damn it, I wish I wasn't getting ready to leave for the weekend - this has got learning opportunities written all over it. Hopefully I'll get to check in a bit.

I appreciate the input from all so far - I'm eager to hear ways to improve my shooting.

I'll leave you with a fun one to take a look at. Sunrise - subject was unintended - had planned to just take a shot of the landscape and play around with my new, at the time, graduated ND9 cokin filter pane. By the time the sun came up to the horizon, the critters had moved up front and center. lemons/lemonade. I spun the filter over and slid it up so the dark hard edge was on/just slightly above the horizon line....nothing spectacular - just makes me smile.



Great shot, only 2 things I would fix, 1 would be to not crop off the cow on the left, the other is a fill flash to bring their faces out of the shadow. And those filters are lots of fun keep messing around and you will find all sorts of unintended uses.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:39 PM   #68
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Something a little different from the landscape...

The people are a big distraction but I am guessing that could not be avoided.

As for the rest of the composition with such an orderly subject something more along the vertical line of the table could really bring this out. Or you could move a little closer/flatter so the glasses are what are in the frame and then play with the focus and try moving the part in focus up and down the table to see what set up works best.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:42 PM   #69
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OK time to do a little work

This thread has me motivated and now I have a word document with outlines for 3 websites for me to build (one on my recovery project, another for camera/photography help , and the third and probably final is updating my actual site which right now is a 2006 vintage ). Damn trying to be productive

But this thread will be a nice break from flash
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:51 PM   #70
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Thanks for all the feedback, really helps to get some constructive guidance - let us know when you're done working
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- just makes me smile.

Makes me smile too.
I have sold in a few galleries and done a few shows and have never been taught what to do. I am not technically great, in fact far from it, but I like to think I have an eye for my compositions.
For me I am trying to capture the emotion and vibe.
I enjoy your pics as they have feeling in them and they translate the mood very well.

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:01 PM   #72
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Thanks for all the feedback, really helps to get some constructive guidance - let us know when you're done working
I just did the basic theme and main page for one site so other than condensing the Cipro thread into a few paragraphs all that is left is a bunch of busy work so feel free to post.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:08 PM   #73
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OK, I'll play. Nicoson in his element, just hanging at the beach enjoying a lazy day...
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The first was shot with my 10-20mm ultrawide lens...it was new to me and I was pretty fascinated with the new lower zoom range.
Is that a Sigma 10-20? If so do you need thinner filters to avoid vignetting?

PS: I like the cows the best.
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Thanks, as for the image I would snap that twig on the right or at least bend it out of the way for the shot, it is slightly out of focus and was one of the first things my eye noticed.

Actually you can crop it out and a bit from the top. I really liked this image so played with a bit.....try a B&W conversion and play with the contrast, trust me. Right now I am looking at it.

HDR and B&W go together amazingly
I'm looking at it now and I'm not sure how I feel about the B&W. And yea that damn twig! It's almost as if you have to pay attention to every corner of the frame
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