Photo of the day: November 2011

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  1. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    It's November 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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  2. Fujiko7 macrumors 6502

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    Hazy Hong Kong

    Well, I haven't been around for a while, but now I'm back and I seem to be the first to post this month. Here's a picture from a walk around the Peak on Hong Kong Island last week. It was a lovely sunny day, but hazy.

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    Canon EOS 1000D/0.001 sec (1/800)/f8.0/51mm/ISO 200
     
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    Tidal flats on a rainy day, near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

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  6. themesforiphone macrumors newbie

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    Laguna Big Rock

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    Rare rainy day in Southern California. Welcome clouds for photographers : )

    View on flickr
     
  7. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    ^^^ Very nice, atmospheric... would make a good poster, I reckon. Love the (limited) colour palette... though the pedant in me wants to straight the horizon... :)
     
  8. themesforiphone macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback! I definitely agree that the first step to perfecting this image would be to straighten the horizon : ) I wish the lens I was using had a little less distortion...Thanks again for the comment!
     
  9. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Another from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island.

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    EXIF Summary: 1/250s f/8.0 ISO100 Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro@100mm

    This looks cool on my laptop and warm on my Samsung monitor. What do you folks see?

    Dale
     
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    ^ It looks warm on my 20" ACD, inviting pic Dale.

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  11. Kerber0s34 macrumors member

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    First time posting a photo: Park Falls, Pictou County Nova Scotia

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    f22 1/6sec 18mm ISO100 +2/3EV
     
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    Power being out, no cell service, and down wires everywhere pretty much cancelled Halloween this year. So I decided to try and replicate the Reece's photo with our ungiven out candy:

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    First portrait shot I've done in a while. Messed around using little lights dotted around to try and help the subject stand out. I like the backlight. Desk lamps are useful.
     
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    lip-schtick ...
     

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    Street robot by DigitAl3x, on Flickr

    He saw a pretty girl and started doing the robot dance. She laughed.
     
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    I missed posting yesterday because I was on an all-day trip that started very early and ended very late.

    This was behind me while I was pointing at the mandir during the Diwali celebration. I made sure I turned around and got a few shots of the lit trees lining the drive in and out of the parking lot.

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  21. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    How do you guys get the water to be blurred while retaining quality? Faster shutter speeds?
     
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    Just the opposite... Use a tripod, and try shutter speeds of say, 1-30sec down to whole seconds. The blur of the moving water will contrast nicely with whatever's not moving: ie just about everything else in the pic. A useful gadget in these situations is a neutral density filter, which cuts down the light without altering the colours, and allowing you to choose longer shutter speeds...

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  23. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Wow yeah. I wasn't thinking when I typed that.

    That makes sense, slower shutter speeds = more blur with movement.

    And since the surroundings aren't moving, they'll still be clear. Makes sense. sorry
     
  24. fireman32 macrumors 6502a

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    For my shot I used a circular polarizer at f29 with a 13 secound exposure.

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    I am curious to see what people think about this one.
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    DSC_2874 by dspector32, on Flickr
     
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