Photo of the Day (February 2008)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by valdore, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. valdore macrumors 65816

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    It's Feb now in most of the world...


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    One handheld RAW // HDR
    Shutter: 1/30
    Aperture: f/9.9
    Focal Length: 400mm
    ISO 100
     
  2. zagato27 macrumors 65816

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    Valdore, geeez jumping the gun on this one. I KNOW that it's not Feb in Kansas City! I would understand if it were someone in Australia or such that was posting for their time frame. Maybe you could let someone else be the thread starter, after all you do have the honors on the HDR thread. BTW, I like the shot. Fact is I like most of your posts. Oh my, getting warm here. Perhaps it's the flames I'm feeling;)
     
  3. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez, it's barely February in the UK. I've still got 4 hours and 15 minutes to go here in NYC.

    Anyways...superb photograph valdore. I love the depth that it has.
     
  4. valdore thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, I'll hold off in the future.

    I just figured the January thread was done for anyway.
     
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  6. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Great photo, Valdore. Something is especially striking about that symmetry...

    Anyways, here's one for the new thread.

    "Shore"
    [​IMG]
     
  7. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    Because of you it's getting harder to maintain my hatred of HDR. There are a lot I still don't like, to be honest, but something subtle like this, where the HDR isn't obvious but adds depth to the image.... it's exquisite.
     
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    Valdore, do you ever do anything other than HDR? I'd really like to see a "real" photograph from you, an unadulterated one....
     
  9. walangij macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]
    From Thailand this summer, no post processing.
     
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  11. valdore thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I thoroughly believe HDR has just as much practical use as it does for "artistic embellishment." which leads me into Clix's post...


    Well I am strongly biased toward HDR, but there have indeed been a number of times when either HDR won't work for a given shot, or one doesn't want an elevated dynamic range to begin with. I've posted some of those here and there. The thing is though, HDR in my opinion is so helpful for city and architecture type photos - and that has been my emphasis almost as long as I've had a digital camera. But yeah, there is still the occasional time when I won't use it. For instance, a fresh snow and completely blue sky... if there's architecture in there then maybe, but the benefits are lessened if there's not much dynamic range in the scene to be captured in the first place.
     
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  15. KameraGoddis macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    This is my first post here at mac rumors. Hope you like it!

    Canon 400D
    EF 85mm f/1.8
    1/50s

    Website: web.mac.com/rtjones85
     

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  16. timtam macrumors member

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    Very creative picture, love it :D
     
  17. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    its my birthday photo post

    well its 1am and I said I need to post all my pictures so what perfect time than on my birthday!!!

    crap Png doesnt work snaps!

    [​IMG]
     
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    At the Subterranean
    1/31/08
    Nikon D80
    Nikkor 70-200mm
    f/2.8
    1/8 second

    I'd actually appreciate some feedback on this one. Thoughts?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe Valdore should use the acronym DRI, instead. Perhaps it would inflame passions less, while still getting the point across.

    Along those lines, I feel DRI is a valid photographic technique, in that digital images have a lesser dynamic range than film to start, and using dri techniques to make things visible that people expect to see is simply using technology to render a more accurate image. Yes, the tendency to abuse dri techniques until you have pictures that look overdone can be annoying, but judicious use to enhance a picture is no problem in my book.
     
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    Okay, whew! Did you manage to get it all out, and off your chest, Carl? I hope so. I came to understand how you felt last thread, but in fairness, and being as objective as I can, this time I think you definitely did the overstepping. I agree in principle with your philosophy of openness to all expressions of photographic art, but we don't need anyone to become the thought police here either. If valdore didn't take offense (and perhaps he wasn't offended at all, and maybe even has some kind of relationship with Clix pix) then it's not your call there. Your "reply" is passionate, makes some great points, but is inflammatory in it's tone of defiance and anger. If you're still angry about the earlier exchange (last thread) then you should be honest with yourself about that, because as a third-party observer I didn't feel Clix pix's comment was anywhere the offensive comment you took it for. You basically declared war. Why? This was really a pleasant place, let's keep it that way. Among friends we need to have a little give-and-take, and not fly off the handle so quickly. Discourse, without personal attacks should be encouraged, but let's keep in mind that the purpose of this thread is to show our photos to each other, and we should expect comments. There is no guarantee that all comments will be supportive, but for the most part I have seen no basis for the any "line-in-the-sand" declarations, and the opposing camps that would imply. We're all artists here. You, me, valdore, clix pix, Doylem, srf4real, etc. etc. Some artist's work I like more than others, but I think most of us welcome all offerings. Those that don't are free to say so, and are also free to opt out if the thread doesn't do it for them. But I see very little reason to get all worked up to the degree you have. But of course, you have that right, and I respect your feelings. But in this case I think you have made a mistake. That's all. No offense intended, Carl.
     
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    ha ha we call those 'florida pigeons'.:p Nice image, seriously. I think the lens flare is a bonus.:)

    Something simple for me today from the yard, testing a lens firmware update...:rolleyes:

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    Lumix L1+Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 4-5.6
    1/250 sec @ f/5.2, ISO 500
    226mm
     
  24. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I do. Cool!:)
     
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