Photo of the Day : December 2010

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Designer Dale, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    It is December on the International Dateline.

    Welcome to Photo of the Day. The POTD thread was started by iGary, and first posted in May, 2006 It was converted to a monthly thread in November 2007 by Arn. POTD is one of the most popular picture groups on MacRumors and often exceeds 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. No winners (or losers) either.

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    Dale
     
  2. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    "Clydesdale"

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  3. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Leaf in the snow

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    I finally think I've got how to tone colour in PS, it's only taken 8 or so months for me to grasp :p

    Canon EOS 60D
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  4. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Self portrait

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  5. macrumormonger macrumors 6502

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    Camera Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
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    Focal Length 35 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE
     
  6. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    ^^^^^^ Great start to the month guys.

    "Can I help you, mate?"

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  7. grassland macrumors 6502

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    Newfoundland

    packaged cod filets.
     

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  8. Fujiko7, Dec 1, 2010
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    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

    A moment caught ... very nice.

    Well it's freezing cold and snowy in London, so I naturally went back to my photos of Sydney from October, where I found this little guy.

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    Canon EOS 1000D/0.006 sec (1/160)/f7.1/134 mm/ISO 200
     
  9. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Nice job of panning here. You've definitely conveyed the motion of the event. Is this one really better off in B&W?

    A really good use of split toning. I did a similar treatment on a shot I took a few days ago, but without a 'warm' element in the frame for contrast, it's not making my heart thump. Here you do have a warm element, though it's still a very 'cool' shot overall. Perhaps you could gild the lily a bit and warm up that leaf just a touch more? Also, are the highlights recoverable? If not, some cloning could go a long way. I was enchanted enough with this image to try a quick edit of it and will be happy to post it here, if you'd like. Or else I could just pm it to you.

    These two are adorable. Good job in each case of getting us "close" to the subject.


    A misty field, from the last time we had any sun at all around here (about five days ago) :(...


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  10. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Another beaut... I love the warms and cools and again, the layering, tying them together. Brilliant.
     
  11. greenfootballs macrumors newbie

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    Hope this doesn't make you all too thirsty... ;)
     
  12. Schtumple, Dec 1, 2010
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    Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's been far too long since I had a Guinness. Far too long.

    Do post it up, I love all your photos, intrigued to see the shot.
     
  13. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    OK, here you go...what I could do with your photo just from the JPEG you posted. I warmed up the leaf a bit, evened out the highlights, and smoothed over some distractions. Maybe a bit crude, but you'll get the idea, I think.

    Before and after (clickable):

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    Of course if there is actual detail left to recover from your raw file, then you could surely do better than what I did in this quick cloning job.

    Anyway, I think it was a very well seen shot. I like how the leaf looks tackled by the snow; it has a distinctly anthropomorphic quality, with a head and little arms sticking up. That gives it some nice metaphorical depth...winter conquers Fall...the passing of time...etc.
     
  14. anewman143 macrumors regular

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    Fall colors

    A nearly perfect morning at Dixianna Lake in Norton, VA - still water, great color and a little mist to boot!

    Shot with Canon xSi, 24-105 f/4L at 24mm, ISO 400, f/9, 1/160

    A few tweaks in iPhoto, but mostly as shot...
     

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  15. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Nice, I like the edit, unfortunately I forgot to shoot in RAW for this, but yes, there is some detail in the original jpeg, but I think your clone tool did a good enough job, cheers.
     
  16. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Glad you like the edit. I must say I only just noticed a minute ago that you had also posted this photo to the weekly contest. If I had seen that, I would not have said anything! Sorry! :eek: Actually, it's for this very reason that I think it's best not to post contest photos in other threads on this forum while the contest is still running. Oh well.
     
  17. Designer Dale thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I need a bit of help getting my jaw up off the floor after seeing this photo. Stunning! That looks like dawn light. What time of day?

    Expressive guy. Nice capture. Between these guys, koala bears, funnel web spiders, brown snakes and box jellyfish, Australia has quite the diverse fauna.

    Dale
     
  18. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's fine! I don't know anything about photography, so getting input on how to improve my shots is always well received!
     
  19. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    My grandfather made this. I have several other things like this that he either made from random things he found and/or made himself.

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  20. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I just scanned for the big Photo of the Day thread, forgetting it's December now. Here's a first round mock of a class portrait for one of my photo 101 classes...
     

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  21. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    A Classic.:)



    Damselfly hunting at night;
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    Camera Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.

    Camera Model: E-5

    Flash Used: No (auto)
    Focal Length: 35.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.125 s (1/8)
    Aperture: f/2.0
    ISO Equiv.: 200
     
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