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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Photo of the day: December 2012

It's well and truly into the first day of December here in Oz, so I'll get the ball rolling.

Welcome to Photo of the Day. The POTD thread was started by iGary in May, 2006 and converted to a monthly thread in November 2007 by Arn. POTD is one of the most popular picture groups on MacRumors, often exceeding 500 posts and 20,000 views per month.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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Thanks. I assumed a copy/paste would have included them...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Thanks. I assumed a copy/paste would have included them...
There now. Thanks!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:25 PM   #5
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Too minimal for the crowd here?

Wasn't sure whether to post this type of thing here or not, so I'll give it a go and see if I get booed off stage... Personally, I love minimal and small detail shots.

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This is Sluggo our rescue English Bulldog. He is 85 pounds and is a real ham for the camera. This photo was taken at our home.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:38 AM   #8
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A very nice pint of beer, as I recall.
The barstaff remembered you, and asked when you're coming back...

Inglenook fireplace at Blackwell...

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:57 AM   #9
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Inglenook fireplace at Blackwell...

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I've only ever seen these on architectural type tv shows like "Grand Designs". This one looks like an absolute pearler! The perfect place to while away the cold winter coming.
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Wasn't sure whether to post this type of thing here or not, so I'll give it a go and see if I get booed off stage... Personally, I love minimal and small detail shots.

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Are you kidding? This crowd loves a good photo of any sort. I think you'll find that interests range pretty wide here. That's what makes reading the PotD thread on a regular basis so much fun. Nice complementary color palette and lines in this photo. I especially like how the lock sort of echoes the forms of the number "8". Well seen.

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Inglenook fireplace at Blackwell...

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If I lived in a place like that, I don't think I'd ever go outside. I'm thoroughly enjoying this set, Doylem. Most people *pay* to visit spaces like this, and you get to run amok in there with a camera and tripod, and you get paid to do it. Pretty good!
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Niagara Falls, Canada.



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I really like this!

Mind sharing your method to getting this kind of shot? (Shooting and Post)
Thanks, I mainly shoot long exposures with ND filters, camera mounted on a tripod, aperture priority with settings around f/13, ISO 80.
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Great shot. Have you got any tips regarding how you find your locations?
Thanks, most of my shots are from local beaches, that specific bridge known as "Sea Cliff Bridge" is 10 minutes away from me. Then it's just a matter of walking on the rock platforms until you find an interesting shot, I gravitate towards the moving water and find it enjoyable exploring new places.
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Great atmosphere and colors! I love how the ferris wheel disappears into the fog at the bottom. The curve of the railing in the foreground nicely echoes the curve of the wheel too. Well done.
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Great atmosphere and colors! I love how the ferris wheel disappears into the fog at the bottom. The curve of the railing in the foreground nicely echoes the curve of the wheel too. Well done.
Thanks P, it certainly was nice out there, very cold for this Aussie
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From my new Fujifilm X-E1

I'm not normally a still-life/flower-picture-taking type of photographer, but I did this specifically as a test to compare the raw vs film simulation modes jpgs in my new Fujifilm X-E1.

This is the raw version with no post processing other than converting the raw file to jpg. Shot fully manual (except the white balance, I always forget that.) Metered handheld with the Sekonic L-358 (camera settings below pic.) For those of you who are interested, here are the comparisons of the raw and various film simulation modes of this camera.



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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:53 PM   #16
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Hello all--

I have been enjoying the photos posted here for a very long time, but I have just worked up the nerve to start sharing some of my own. Hopefully this first attempt works!

I have a Nikon D80 and only one lens right now, a 18-200mm zoom. Hoping for some new toys from Santa!


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I particularly like the fence how it curves gently up the slope. It sort of reminds me of looking at one side of the great wall of China.

I'm still trying to work out whether the woman in the foreground is using a flip-out video or still camera of some sort, or whether she's just a highly animated type!
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...and you didn't drop-in to say "hi".

This is an excellent and very interesting shot TheReef. The minimalist in me would love to see a version with a tight crop on the ferris wheel.
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I am dabbling in macro photography, so this image was captured using a 105/f2.5 lens with PK-13 attached. This is not the prettiest butterfly, but he dutifully stood still while I snapped away so for that I am grateful.

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Photo of one of the young swimmers from the Manhattan Mako swim team. The proceeds of the swim meet went towards Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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A hood ornament from a slightly dirty '65 Thunderbird. I thought it was dirty sensor marks initially after importing this shot!

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Lots of good stuff in this thread! Loving the Niagara Falls shot.

Here's my contribution. Also the Pacific Coast (Laguna Beach to be exact).

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