Photo of the day : January 2014

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  1. Alexander.Of.Oz, Dec 31, 2013
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    Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    It's January on the International Dateline

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    It's well into the day and new year Downunder! Hope you all survived the night.

    Here's another of that car park to get the ball rolling!

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    More Curves by playswithlight, on Flickr
     
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    Beautiful photograph! I love the colors.
     
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    A Christmas family walk (not my family!)

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    I don't really do people shots, so this is as about as close as I get. Comments always appreciated.
     
  6. Alexander.Of.Oz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'd try a different composition, more water, less sand, without the rock and the breakwater combining. It also takes a very particular type of cloud pattern and cover for the cloud to work really well, from my experience. Around about 30% cloud cover and not moving too fast, radar viewable online of actual cloud is very convenient for this. Play with different heights of capture on your tripod too, it's amazing how much the POV can change with just a small shift up or down. Don't be scared to isolate that rock or rocks by themselves either, with no sky.

    If you haven't yet, get a remote shutter release that lets you dial in the time and make friends with Bulb mode on your camera! If I remember rightly, you have the 6D also? There is a YongNuo remote shutter available for about $30 on fleabay, which is also an intervalometer, I have that's solid and reliable.

    Most importantly, have fun with it! ;)
     
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    Merry 2014
     

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    Thanks for the feedback. I actually do have the YN trigger. Although as far as I can tell, you have to keep holding the button down in bulb mode (which is precisely how this shot was taken).

    Your feedback about composition is specially helpful. Once again, I feel that is my biggest area of weakness.
     
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    Nice. I like the way the frame is full of birds. Makes for a good composition IMO.
     
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    I had a little birthday party on Sunday and decided to set up a very basic Photo Booth that could be operated by anyone who wanted.

    I didn’t have any expectations with it and didn’t have to ‘tend to it’ at all during the night so it was really nice to have some mementos from the occasion without the stress and responsibility that goes with having to cover an event!

    Not really much critique that can be given but comments are always appreciated!

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    You are welcome, I have received some incredibly generous advice here (and elsewhere) along the way. Sometimes being that little thing that has made all the difference and is now an automatic response for me when out and about grabbing captures.

    For the YN trigger, using the left or right buttons, make sure the line is under "LONG" then using the up and down buttons set your duration, press "SET" to lock it in. To activate it, just click the little "TIMER START/STOP" button and it will close the shutter for you if you are on Bulb mode. I use mirror up and a 2 second delay (in camera) to help avoid camera vibration.

    ***Make sure you have nothing set for "DELAY" and "INTVL"***
    They are used for setting a delay before the frame is captured and for setting it to take so many frames. When I first got it, I had it set to a 50 second delay, not a 50 second exposure and it did my head in as to why it wasn't working. :eek:

    I take my batteries out of it after every use, so it's completely blank in regard of settings when I go to use it. I'm really chuffed with it for features, reliability, build and price. Chinese reverse engineering at its best!
     
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    Happy New Year!

    First for 2014 is from the Outback:

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    new year's morning near bragg creek alberta ...
     

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    Shocking

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    Transonic shock over wing of F18 pulling G at low level

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    Which model do you have? I don't think the ones I have (YN603) have any of this functionality.

    Another shot from the same session as yesterday, slightly different composition (better?)

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    IMG_2548.jpg by Puckman2012, on Flickr
     
  17. Alexander.Of.Oz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's also sold under the name "Aputure" AP TRC3

    Better composition being separated from the breakwater, but weird looking rocks, as in the shape of them, for me. I'd also like to see some of the detail in them, open up the shadows of them a bit. I'm unsure as to the little bit of it crossing the horizon, maybe it needs a bit more up there. Maybe even try a square crop to not have the breakwater in the frame.
     
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    For me, the shot looks fine as is. I don't mind the rocks being silhouetted, in shadow; opening up the shadows would look a bit odd, I think. I like the thin band of pink at the horizon. Given the 'heaviness' of the black shape, I might have composed the pic with the rocks at the bottom... but it's still a satisfying - and slightly enigmatic - image...
     
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    Yes I prefer the colour and composition of this one.
     

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