Photo Of The Day - June 2018

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Alexander.Of.Oz, May 31, 2018.

  1. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

    Alexander.Of.Oz

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    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 Weekly Contest, and no winners (or losers) either.

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    *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.

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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 to maintain all the formatting.

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    The local estuary the other day.

    Canon 500D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Spot Metering, Aperture Priority
    ISO 100, 50mm, f/11, 1/1250


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  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    [​IMG]

    Paignton Fun Fair by Stephen Cooper, on Flickr

    Fujifilm X-Pro2
    XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
    ƒ/9.0 - 18.0mm - 60 Seconds - iso200

    SRB Photography ND1000 Filter
     
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    This little guy posed for me.
    fly rosemr.jpg
    Comments appreciated.
     
  6. someoldguy macrumors 68000

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    Between crap weather and life getting in the way , I haven't been out with the cameras too much , so some stuff from my back yard .....

    beverlysills1.JPG

    5D2 , 24-105@80 , f8@1/250 , ISO 400
     
  7. stillcrazyman macrumors 68000

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    Very tiny flowers, about the size of my fingertip.

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  8. Expobill macrumors 6502a

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    Some photos do not need words.
    Ipad\some zoom/ my cat’s fake brother.
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Nice. I'm off the Paignton next week.
     
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    Took a break from the slog yesterday and went for a walk at the local country house. They have an exhibition on by Harry Benson. Enjoyed seeing that then went outside to enjoy the grounds. Anyway, I forgot about this bridge right out the back of it. Thought the reflection was beautiful in the water.

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    by Ken OHagan, on Flickr
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Nice. Sadly my day out yesterday was with my dad, so not too many photos. I'll have a look at them later.
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    Love it. The bridge immediately gives it context.
     
  14. inkmich macrumors 6502a

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    I would very much appreciate if you could share the camera settings used on this photography. I got to get back out to SF one of these years. Thanks.
     
  15. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Thank you :) - looks like you'll have a better weather week than we did! Still better than being in Brum!

    Thank you :)
     
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    lol I'm only there for a day and a half. But yes, most places are better than Birmingham!
     
  17. mollyc macrumors 65816

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    152/365 | Along the garden path (it may seem like a macro, but it's at 35mm!)

    FB_June_01_2018_001.jpg
     
  18. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, how did you get a photo of my cat?

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  19. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    Sure, thanks for asking @inkmich

    Nikon D850 w/ 70-200 f/2.8 lens (shot at 116mm) at 640 sec, f/8 and ISO 320.

    FYI, I did work this in Photoshop to convert to B&W and to control the light and dark tones using curves and layers. Here's a link to a good video by Blake Rudis that describes the process. You can use applications like Lightroom to do these kinds of local adjustments but I prefer Ps.

    I'll also mention this, since it came up last month, that I don't use Lr for any detailed/local adjustments with filters, brushes, etc. I have a top of the line 2017 iMac with internal SSD but, when doing local adjustments in Lr, it's painfully slow and, with each additional adjustment, Lr gets exponentially slower.

    Anyone thinking of upgrading their desktop to improve Lr performance may be disappointed. The solution I've found is to use Lr for cataloging and global edits and using Ps for the detailed local edits.

    It's funny and seems counter intuitive that the seemingly more complex application runs better but it does. Ps runs fast and flawlessly but Lr...not so much. Of course the greater editing control I get with Ps also helps to satisfy my OCD tendencies.

    I hope you do get back to San Francisco - it's a beautiful city with loads of character and personality.

    ~ Peter
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Interesting comments about LR vs PS. I have been thinking my machine is holding me back in terms of age, but maybe it's LR? I don't have PS to do a comparison.
     
  21. mollyc macrumors 65816

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    I also have the newest/highest spec iMac and my LR performance is much better than it was on my old 2012 TOL iMac, but the fans do spin up every time I use the brush adjustments. I agree that PS is faster, but I'm not editing for money, so a few extra seconds to me isn't a big deal.
     
  22. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, Lr is faster but it's hard to quantify and we all have our own tolerances. For me I find that with multiple local adjustments, Lr starts to feel unstable. I never have that feeling with Ps.
     
  23. needfx macrumors 68040

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    my take on this convo is that LR is mostly a developing tool for large amounts of photos and basic tonal corrections, not for refinements. Developing a wedding or event in PS would be a nightmare, but editing an image in LR, is also out of the question. Large databases also tend to drag LR down, the larger your library, the worse the drag.

    There, I opinionated :D
     
  24. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    One I managed to grab yesterday whilst out with my Dad.
    [​IMG]_DSC7204 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr

    Comments always welcome.
     

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