Photo of the Day: April 2013

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fitshaced, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. fitshaced, Mar 31, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2013

    fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    It's April on the International Dateline.

    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.

    Photo of the Day is intended to be a showcase for your best pictures. There is no limit to your gear, just your imagination. P&S and film cameras are welcome along with DSLRs. There are no themes like the Fortnightly Challenge and Weekly Contest, and no winners (or losers) either.


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    Note: Anyone may start the Photo of the Day thread on the first of the month GMT. Please copy a quote of this post or download the Welcome file from HERE when you do. Both maintain all the formatting and links.[/QUOTE]

    476C9437 by kevinfl2011, on Flickr
  2. TheReef, Mar 31, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013

    TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    In continuation of my previous photo last month, I should take this opportunity to warn those travelling to Australia to watch out for "Drop Bears". They are deadly animals specifically targeting tourists, Drop Bear season officially starts in April.

    It is very important you read this traveller warning information.

    Away from all that chaos, my picture for the day:


    (Click for larger)
  3. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2007
    Denton, TX
    What a fantastic way to start the thread!
  4. Stinja macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Washington Square Park, New York City

    Love by Stinja1, on Flickr
  5. LittleCanonKid macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
  6. Micky Do, Mar 31, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013

    Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    Hermine fielding

    Taken at kids' cricket practice at ACG in Phuket.

    Fujifilm X10 camera, on Action program

    1/900th; f2.8; ISO 100

    Attached Files:

  7. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2012
    Adelaide, Oztwaylya.
    Really nice Reef, where & what is it?

    Silversands Beach, South Australia.
    Canon 60D, 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, ISO 100, 1/2500, f/4, 55mm.
  8. Doylem macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    Strange limestone landscape on Scout Scar, near Kendal (and, yes, that is a UFO)...

  9. AT06 macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2012
    Winwick, UK
    Took this yesterday - these contests are certainly keeping me shooting daily!

    Rose Heart 1 by AdamDTurner, on Flickr
  10. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2010
  11. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    I love April. It's a great month for new beginnings. That's why I've chosen today to introduce my new photographic style. I've come up with a new look that is straight-out-of-camera, and I'm very excited about it. From now on, I'll be working in this style. C&C welcome. :)

  12. fitshaced thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    Some April fools jokes are too obvious.
  13. Doylem macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    Big improvement, I'd say. And those dust bunnies add a certain je ne sais quoi...
  14. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    Lol! You had me going there for a moment. I forgot what day it is! Nice one! :p

    Le Parc du Chateau, Nice
    There's a hill in Nice, right by the shore, with pathways you can wander and good views over the town and the bay on the way up. This photo was taken near the top. I don't know if it's modern or part of the old ruins.


    It's a while since I've posted near the beginning of the month and I noticed the blurb at the top asks for EXIF data if available. I'd forgotten about that so here goes:

    Canon 5DII, ISO 100, 1/8@f.5 (-0.67ev) 24-105L@24mm

    Hmm… some of the detail on the left seems to have been lost in conversion.
  15. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010

    ISO5000, F/2.8 190mm, 1/400sec, manual white balance.
  16. TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    Thanks guys. ijohn, this is at a local beach (Thirroul, NSW) It's a pool pump which draws in salt water, I think those pointy bits are vents.
    Most pools around here are tidal rock pools that fill and drain with the tide (I can think of 8 around here), this one is up on the grass, so is cleaner - like a normal pool :)

    Nice one P, huge improvement, you are definitely onto something here!!
    You seem to tick all the right boxes and follow the correct photographic principals: :D

    [√]Nobody needs a tripod
    [√]We've got ISO 51200 for that :)
    [√]Don't forget to shoot wide open!
    [√]The best shots are from moving cars, think of all those shots you'd miss by stopping!
    [√]Stylish finger in shot, for that personal 'touch'.
    [√]Sensor dust shows you are a pro and change your lenses.
    [√]Turn the shadows slider to FULL for MAX dynamic range.
    [√]Power lines are a landscape photographer's best friend.

    I look forward to seeing more of this stunning work from you :cool: :D :p
  17. Rowbear macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2010
    Gatineau, PQ, Canada
    Sheesh...whenever I think I'm improving and getting closer to you, you take it two steps further away. I'm not sure which direction I should follow first...the dust bunny style, or the middle finger style. Both are, just!

    Love your humour :)
  18. someoldguy macrumors 68000

    Aug 2, 2009
    Allow me to commend you for taking the time to develop your new , bold ,style!! I , for one , was becoming bored with your submissions to this forum . Another perfect landscape!?!? Meh ! What you've posted here is infinitely more cutting edge . You've obviously spent far more time , and expense , achieving this image than any other of your previous posts . Particularly appreciated is the fact that you have chosen to eschew the platitude of 'pleasing background blur ' and , instead , blur out the foreground . The only way this can be done IIRC is with the phenomenally rare Canon 50mm 8.1
    ( the HEKOB king) , used fully stopped down .
    I find great symbolism in the finger facing away from the viewer - rejection of the viewers attitude , possibly? - Who is it facing , and more importantly what finger is it? Inquiring minds want , no demand , to know .
    Great job in capturing the earth's curvature and especially in capturing those all too frequently cloned out details in the sky . Weather balloons? Anomalies in the space-time continuum? . No matter , it required boldness to allow them to remain .
    Should you choose to sell copies to the masses , might I be so daring as to suggest having prints done on black velvet with flourescent inks?
  19. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Those aren't dust bunnies, they're UFOs!

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