Photo of the day: September 2012

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

  1. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    It's September 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.

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  2. pmxperience macrumors regular

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  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    September already?! Sheesh... where did the summer go? :(

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  4. ijohn.8.80, Aug 31, 2012
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    Taken with my iPhone 4 a few weeks ago whilst undertaking a Penguin Census on Granite Island. Unfortunately, the population is all but decimated and the scientists/researchers have no idea why. :(

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    IMG_1083 on flickr
     
  5. Melizard macrumors 6502

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    I'm traveling to Peru in a couple weeks so I will have some different subjects soon; until then, another from the north:

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    Yukon by Melissa.O.Anderson, on Flickr
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Stair Trails & Telegraph Poles

    Canon EOS 60D
    60 x 30s + 1 x 2m
    f/3.5
    18 mm
    ISO2000
     
  7. ericvmazzone, Aug 31, 2012
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    First day of springs, and the bees are busy busy busy...

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    Take Off by alvse, on Flickr

    Shot with a Sony DSLT-A77 and Tamron 70-300mm
    Post processed in Lightroom 4
     
  9. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    Another shot from my little local reservoir...

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  10. FlailingAround, Aug 31, 2012
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    Orion Nebula

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    M42 by DonnieTheCat, on Flickr

    Love Schtumple's star trails, so adding another astrophotograph.

    This is M42 in Orion taken with an EOS Digital Rebel through a 480mm refracting telescope with an 80mm clear aperture, yielding f/6.

    It is six five-minute exposures which are then stacked using dedicated software, MaxIm DL. Mount is a clock driven Celestron CG-5 guided through a piggybacked 90 mm Maksutov with reticle eyepiece.

    I own none of this stuff. I checked it out from my local astronomy club, to which I pay $30 a year in dues.
     
  11. justinLONG macrumors member

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    i'm up for cc... :)

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    1/4000 @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 35mm
     
  12. adonisadonis macrumors member

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    Taken when family visited london for the olympics.

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  13. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Awesome!
     
  14. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    Summer's almost gone...

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    Coney Island , this morning , before the hordes descend .
    50D , 15-85@85 , f11@1/1000 , iso 400
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    On the plus side the black and white is strong, the textures (road surface, chrome, paintwork etc) have been well captured, and the subject matter is appealing.
    On the negative side, it's poorly framed. The scooter should be further to the left, giving it space to move forward into. The cars are somewhat distracting. It may have looked better if you had a complete car behind the scooter, rather than partial cars half in/half out of the frame. Even better would be to open the aperture and tighten the focus on the scooter, although given the subject matter I'm assuming there wasn't a great deal of time available to start making adjustments.
     
  21. justinLONG macrumors member

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    thanks for the feedback!. :)
     
  22. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    The mountains in the distance are beautiful, with their subtle gradations of tone and the reflections in the still water. That, for me, would be the image, and I'd try to leave out everything that didn't add to the mood. That would be the tree on the right, maybe the shingle beach... and definitely the canoe... which is a big lumpy shape in the foreground that just gets in the way... Do you have another versions of the pic?
     
  23. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, this is the only version I have. Shortly after taking this picture I discovered I had lost the car key, so I spent the next couple hours looking for it. :eek:

    I will be returning to this place next year. Not only will I be hoping to reshoot this, but to also make it to the top of the peak on the left. I had 900ft of elevation left when I turned back due to a lack of water.
     
  24. FlailingAround macrumors newbie

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    Is that a meteor streaking horizontally across the middle of the sky?

    I believe it is, making this an even more awesome photograph.
     

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