Photo of the day: September 2011

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  1. TheReef, Aug 31, 2011
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    TheReef

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    It's September on the International Dateline.


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    Mine to start off...

    Adventures of the Cuttlefish. Pt 1/3: "Washed Up on a Stormy Night"

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    The California Redwood Forest

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    Manhattan Bridge, NYC

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    Placing the car in the photo gives us a perspective on the size of the trees (classic). I went through there last Oct and it was spectacular.
     
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    Self portrait
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    ^^Nice way to make good use of a sunset and well composed.
     
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    I've been through there a few times and always try to get something in the shot for perspective. I think it has always been my vehicle or me.

    This time I did time lapses driving through the forest. That has an interesting effect. Used my iPod touch with my own software.

    When ever I drive up or down California, I consider shifting my drive through there because of how spectacular it is. :)
     
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    Thanks :)

    It was an interesting experiment. I was out with a friend in Panama City Beach, FL when I noticed it was going to be a spectacular sunset. She stayed at the bar while I ran to the water. I setup the tripod and framed the shot. The end result is a three frame HDR so I had to hold still through them all. I just moved my left arm enough to aim the remote at the camera. The camera was setup to do the bracketing with a 2 second shutter delay. That allowed me to keep the hand with the remote out of the picture on each exposure.
     
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    Waiting for the procession. Moriones Festival, Marinduque, Philippines

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    32mm, ISO 100, f/11, 10sec exposure using an ND filter + a circular polariser

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    The tools of a Troller

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    Spoon storage aboard the Alyson of Sitka, in the Craig Harbor.
    Taken on a Trip to Prince of Wales, during a break in the weather. last week.

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    Lens: 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
    Focal Length: 150mm (35mm equivalent: 225mm)
    Focus Distance: 3.98m
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80)
    ISO equiv: 125
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  19. PWNkake, Sep 1, 2011
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    Well, here goes...

    Been lurking for years. Would love some feedback...

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    Go easy on me. Ha!
     
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    Post an appropriate size for the thread. That is a full size image. Another thread has some suggestions. I like to make mine either 1000 wide or 800 high depending shape.


    EDIT: The smaller size displayed in my response shows an interesting picture. :)
     
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    REALLY love the colors here. Great job!

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    Sorry about that. Thought I linked to the low res.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation. I wouldn't have guessed that it's an HDR. It's nice and subtle.

    Yes, very colorful and well seen. I might consider a crop at top, bottom, and right to trim out the less interesting areas and get us in closer to the row of spoons(?) and top blue glove. Nice one.

    Lovely colors, light, and combination of textures. I think I'd like to see more of where the water curves around the top--perhaps that would make the point jutting out more of a focal point. The colors in that rock are just wonderful.
     
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    Some macro work:

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    Very proud of this one I took yesterday... barely edited, pretty much looked like this right off the camera! This old Carl Zeiss still continues to handle every sort of picture well..

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    Untitled by TheSVD, on Flickr

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