Photo of the day: August 2011

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheReef, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. TheReef, Jul 31, 2011
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    TheReef macrumors 68000

    TheReef

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    It's August 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.

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    Mine to start off...

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    Beautiful start to the month Reef. You either travel a lot or live in a very scenic part of the world and know how to capture it well.

    I think of you every time my urls change into timgs! :)

    Now from the sublime to the faintly ridiculous …

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    I've been out of the "photography" loop for a little while, between lazily browsing the internet and not doing a any real work I haven't had the time (I have lots of excuses). But I finally made the time, or more decided I was going to take some pictures, last Friday.
    What was supposed to be a long exposure cityscape shoot turned out to be a much better portrait opportunity.

    This is a black and white version of one of the shots. The only lighting is a big landscaping light pointing up from the ground and reflecting off the umbrella to provide lighting to her face.

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    Finally the sun came through on sunday afternoon..
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    Hill Ward Memorial. This was an "urban ruins" for years with crumbled walls and all that cool stuff until it became a teen party hangout defaced with graffiti. It was torn down and the local historical society made this memorial based on the footprint of the original building. A short wall and part of the graffiti was retained.

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    EXIF Summary: 1/250s f/8.0 ISO100 Tamron 28-75 f/2.8@28mm

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    I didn't have much time to get out and about for something, so I went for a macro today.

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    Work Together by Gerg1967, on Flickr
     
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    These are the massive chains that are attached to the anchor on the Battleship New Jersey. I was struck by the sheer size of these chain links.
     
  15. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    Bryce Canyon

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    (Sorry, don't have exposure data at the moment.)
     
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    I start to twitch when I see awesome, craggy mountains like that. Is this New Zealand? I really like how you've put us in the water for this shot. The little wave forms a nice leading line into the image.

    Very cute. If I were a bird, I'd probably perch there too. :)

    Magnificent light, terrific clouds, and a beautiful location. I'm not used to seeing such a subdued treatment from you, though. It would appear that you forwent your usual GND filter and Aperture tweaks. Am I right?

    I'll have to take your word for it that they're massive. It would help to see something in the photo that could give a scale reference.

    Wonderful composition, though perhaps it would better to see a bit more of the canyon and less of the rather blank sky. You might also consider turning down the volume on the saturation. At any rate, you found a very striking and cooperative model!
     
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    Thanks for the notes. :)

    There wasn't much more canyon to see from that angle but I'm sure I could have captured a bit more. The image isn't cropped so perhaps I can tighten it up a bit. The biggest challenge was with the model not following directions. ;) There was a railing just under the bottom of the frame and I didn't have a ladder with me to get a better angle - one of the drawbacks of traveling by motorcycle. :D Still, it is a location I will be returning to. This was as much of a scouting mission as an excuse to go for a ride.

    I agree on the saturation. I intentionally pumped it up on this image as a test. On another, non-photography, web site people were going nuts over images with what I considered to be too much saturation. I even went to a gallery here in town to see one of the shots people were raving about. The posted picture had the red highlights completely blown out. I figured it was an artifact of resampling it for the web. In the gallery it was just as blown out in all of its 60" of glory. Heck, I can produce photos like that!
     
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    Great image. I love the feel of depth that this establishes. looks like something from prehistoric times.

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  22. orangeillini14 macrumors regular

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    @Doylem... what a cool photo!

    My dad just bought a Canon 60D with a 15-85 lens yesterday after getting sick of using the family point and shoot cameras that he/we have been using for the past 15+ years. I took the opportunity to try and familiarize myself with the camera, as I have never used a camera like that before. I'd have to say it produces awesome photos and it is so much fun to use!

    Here's one of the few hundred we snapped already...

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