Photo of the Day - June 2012

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by oblomow, May 31, 2012.

  1. oblomow, May 31, 2012
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    oblomow macrumors 68020

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

    *Quote with Thumbnails - When you quote an image please restore it's thumbnail before replying. You can do this either by installing the AutoTIMG browser extension or by editing the code by hand.

    *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.

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    For One-Click Access, they are all here: Designer Dale's Google Docs Folder:



    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.


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  2. Doylem, Jun 1, 2012
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    Great shot - the interplay between the blues in the sky and the illuminated buildings - though I'd be tempted to straighten up the buildings in PS, and clone out the leaves, top left...

    Just had a quick play (hope that's OK; I've deleted it from my 'puter).

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  3. gaswerks macrumors 6502

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    the balvenie ...
     

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  5. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    No problem, the distortion introduced by this lens bugs me! I just have no idea how to fix it like you've done. I guess I'll have to look around for a tutorial as I imagine explaining it is beyond the scope of this thread.
     
  6. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    a loon on her nest while kayaking in Sylvania over Memorial Day weekend.

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    GF1 with the 14-140mm
     
  7. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    The 'distortion' isn't to do do with your particular lens so much as pointing it upwards to fit all the buildings in... which naturally makes them 'lean'. In Photoshop Elements I click on 'image', then 'transform' and 'distort' from the drop-down menu. This attaches 'handles' to all four corners of your image. I pull the top handles out (and sometimes upwards too), to straighten the buildings by eye. Sometimes I'll superimpose a grid on the image to help me. Once I'm happy with the look, I press return, and the image recomposes itself... almost by magic! :)
     
  8. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    @Virtual- There is also an application (I think it's free) call PTlens, that does the same thing, but you do loose some of the bottom corners of the picture and have to crop down. @Doylem, thanks for the tip on how to do this. I don't have Elements be can get access to PS so I may see if I can do this in the future! :)
     
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    Thanks guys... I'll look into this.
     
  10. Designer Dale, Jun 1, 2012
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    Note Regarding Copyright

    I was looking at the EXIF data on a post for this month and found the letter (c) used instead of © in a copyright notice. Jeffrey's Exif Viewer generated the following:

    Keep this in mind if copyright is high on your list of priorities.
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    Mine for today. An Iris.

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    EXIF Summary: Canon 7D 1/500s f/8.0 ISO200 Canon 100mm macro

    Dale
     
  11. jmc5105 macrumors newbie

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    purple

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  12. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer the original. The leaves seemed to counterbalance the rooftop cross on the opposite side; both removed in the edit.
     
  13. zagato27 macrumors 65816

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    Sweet! More Loon pictures:)
     
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    I wonder if this engine has a decent amount of torque ...:eek: :eek: :eek:

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  16. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    It makes 1200 HP @ 350 RPM, if you do the math, it makes around 18,000 ft. lbs. of torque! At full throttle it gobbles up 60-70 gallons of fuel per hour.
     
  17. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    I watched this lady paint one of the historic bathhouses for about 15 minutes, and I could easily see the attraction to the art of painting. It was very relaxing, and it was quite interesting to see her interpretation of the scene unfold on the canvas:

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    Painter (BW) by DigitAl3x, on Flickr
     
  18. milbournosphere, Jun 1, 2012
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  19. adonisadonis, Jun 2, 2012
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    Is it snake at the back of the frog? It looks like the tail of the snake from the photo.
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