Photo Of The Day August 2015

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Hughmac, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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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.

    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 Weekly Contest, and no winners (or losers) either.


    Policies

    *One Photo per Day - Don't post more than one photo each day.

    *Multi-Quote - To comment on several photos, click the "+ (Multi-Quote) button. This puts all your comments in one post. Multi-Quoting is required on all of the MacRumors forums.

    *SFW (Safe for Work) only - This is a site - wide rule. If you wouldn't show it in a public place, then it's NSFW (not safe for work). Think before you post.

    *Describe your photo - Tell what it is and where you took it. If you know the EXIF data of a photo, include it. The following EXIF fields are recommended: Camera, ISO, Focal Length, Shutter/Aperture and Lens.



    Note: Anyone may start the Photo of the Day thread on the first of the month GMT. Please copy a quote of this post to maintain all the formatting.


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  2. Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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  3. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Sunflower on raw cotton, under compact fluorescent lighting on the kitchen table. Even with mirror-lockup and a 2 second delay, it is a tad soft for my liking as a 1.5 second exposure. For some reason I really wanted to keep it at ISO 100 and not use the speedlites.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    Nice and spooky looking. Way to kick off the month! Nice.
     
  6. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Nice work on the topiary, Doylem! There's a great dimension to them, especially considering that it appears to be mid-day.
     
  7. stillcrazyman macrumors 65816

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    Another used up, worn out, busted and broken piece of machinery. No, I'm not necessarily talking about myself.

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  8. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    From a composition, this was probably the best view of the fountain. However, as soon as the fired it up, this view was full of kids etc. So I managed to fire this one off before they got in my way. The effect would have been nicer if the fountain was going full pelt, but by then it was too late for a clean shot.
    [​IMG]_DSC1837 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr
     
  9. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    Was walking the dog this evening and saw this tied to a tree. There was a wedding going on. I quite liked the light.

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  10. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    I was about to watch Skyfall again and got really nostalgic about Scotland and Scottish Highlands in particular, amazing part of the world - waking up early in the morning for this was definitely worth it!
     

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    Someone posted a scene from the movie on here a while back they had photographed. I don't remember who. Nice sky though. My free evenings (quite rare for me) and decent sunsets rarely coincide.
     
  12. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    I think I remember that, that's in Glencoe, beautiful place! Thanks a lot, an early morning one, I hate mornings but that one was quite nice for me. Yeah I can imagine, make the most out of them!
     
  13. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Is there a particular name for the design of the bushes?
     
  14. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I worked for a gentleman in Africa, Sir Marrack Goulding, who was an avid birder, and he taught me this abbreviation. LBB. It fits the bird below I saw on my run today. Little Brown Bird...lol!

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    Beautiful photo.
     
  16. Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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  17. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    The sculpting of trees is called topiary I believe.

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  18. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Thank you for the information!
     
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    Hmmm, I detect a pet theme. Our rescued from the highway kitten and now cat...Mouse. Taken with a Motorola Droid Turbo.
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  21. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot!
     
  22. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    My friend's bird - got him through the cage when he was still for a second.
     

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    Thanks. I confess I'm not too bothered about shooting at mid-day, as long as there's some cloud cover (so the pix don't get that unpleasant burned-out look). The middle of the day is when I have easiest access to these National Trust properties; with luck I can get shots with people... and without.
     
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    Being a National Trust member, I can find it a little frustrating that many don't open before 10 or 11. I'd love to shoot some of those gardens and buildings in the golden hour. Especially as I go on the weekends when things can get pretty busy.
     

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