Photo of the Day - January 2012

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Designer Dale, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    It's January 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.

    And a Happy New Year to you all!

  2. flosseR macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2009
    the cold dark north
    I'll start...
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Got this shot when outside with the neighbors last night..

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  3. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2010
  4. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
  5. UltimaMC macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2011
  6. ravendhi macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2011
    At this rate, it will take the CSI guys forever to solve this one......

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  7. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Fantastic shot, I love it! Got a Flickr link so I can favourite it? :p

    As for mine..

    icicle light by tristangage, on Flickr

    Camera Canon EOS 500D
    Exposure 0.077 sec (1/13)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 100
  8. flosseR macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2009
    the cold dark north
  9. oblomow macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2005
    Vogelsang Germany, Nazi training school, English and later Belgian Army training grounds. See

    I'm told that this part was used by NATO to train for the Kosovo missions.

  10. mrcowdude20 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    What settings did you use?
  11. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
  12. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Winter 2008

    One of the BC Ferry terminals - December of 2008. This year has been balmy so far... but this is a reminder.

    Happy New Year

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  13. flosseR macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2009
    the cold dark north
    ISO: 100
    Focal Length: 12mm
    Aperture: F9
    Exposure: 30seconds
    Compensation: 0ev
    Focus: Manual to infinity
    Triggered remotely with a Hähnel Radio remote. In case you are interested, I am the guy closest to the one with the green jacket in the group of people :)

    Lit the firework, triggered, walked over to the other guys and watched... shot about 8 more, all of them on flickr.
    But.. lucky shot I guess...REALLY lucky..
  14. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    I was bored today.

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  15. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    New Year's Eve family fireworks at 9:30pm at Melbourne, Victoria.

    Photo-7022 by Tragesty, on Flickr
  16. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Just editing some photo's of new years and the morning after and came across this one that I liked the expression of.

    Any feedback would be great on any part of the shot!

  17. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    It helps when the fireworks you are photographing are impressive too :p nice shot.
  18. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2003

    Gotta go back to shoot again to get the entire apple logo, a car was in the way before.
  19. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    The colours in this are fantastic! Beautiful shot, really love this, shame the boats were in the way of the water, bet the reflection would've been amazing, still, absolutely lovely shot.

    Nice colour tone editing, my only criticism is it seems as though the shutter speed was too slow on this shot and you picked up a little bit of motion blur from the subject, could've upped the ISO a bit higher to compensate, just looks a bit blurry, not badly, but it's noticeable. Other than that it's a really well shot photo, the lighting is really nice and warm on the subject which helps against the blinds in the background, that and a thin DOF is always nice :p
  20. Oberhammer, Jan 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012

    Oberhammer macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010

    SF Zoo

    Basic Image Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
    Shot at 105 mm
    Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/800 sec, f/4, ISO 200
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
    Focus: At 1.9m, with a depth of field of about 7.2cm, (from about 3.5cm before the focus point to about 3.6cm after)
    Date: January 1, 2012 12:22:37PM
    File: IMG_7816.CR2
    710 × 1,023 JPEG
    206,975 bytes (0.20 megabytes) Image compression: 91%
    4% crop of the 4,998 × 3,469 (17.3 megapixel) original

    Image URL: Photos/zoo002.jpg
  21. JAWJr macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Pebble Beach golf course, January 1. Happy New Years everyone!

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  22. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010

    600mm, 1/125sec, F/8, ISO200.

    Unfortunately, heat haze was starting to get nasty - so that was the only shot I got from that location that was even half decent.

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