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    Tasty!

    Day 04: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    EXIF here. PAD slideshow here.

    Some more nature, macro this time: we're in Pennsylvania staying with family for the Fourth of July weekend: that's why I've been quiet the last day and a half or so.

    My mom has some nice flowers for attracting bees. I took some shots this morning that didn't work so well because of the light. So this afternoon, when the flowers were in the shade, I set up some lighting: a pair of light stands, one with an EX430 through an Opteka diffuser, and one with an EX580 through an umbrella, both fired via RF triggers.

    There were some reasonable shots from the morning, with the sunlight and fill flash, but these are better. Part of it is the light, part of it is because of getting a better composition, imitating things seen here, especially Jim's macro shots.

    I'd appreciate C&C.

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    Bit of a Mixed Bag

    Bit of a mixed bag today. I spotted the "screwy thing" in a neighbour's garden during "morning walkies" ... the harsh shadow caught my eye. Anyone know what it is?

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    This complex is officially known as the MDF Plant (where they manufacture Medium Density Fibreboard), but we used to tell our kids it's where clouds are made ... so it's become known in our family as "The Cloud Factory".

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    And finally ... should be high tide at sunset here tomorrow or the next day, but there's a possibility that the weather won't be co-operating ... so I thought I try again tonight (notice that I even tried a higher camera elevation this time!).

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    Day 4: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    A few years ago, we went out to Tora, which is on the East coast of the North Island, out from Martinborough. There was a wonderful old house there, quietly moldering away. We re-visited today and it has definitely moldered a whole lot more.

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    I have only posted exif for the middle image of the three used for this.

    Creation date: 4/07/2010 13:35
    Camera: NIKON D80
    Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro
    Focal length: 28*mm*(equiv. 42*mm)
    Aperture: F8
    Exposure time: 1/80"
    ISO speed rating: 100/21°
    Program: Aperture priority
    Metering Mode: Center-weighted average
    White Balance: Sunny
    Focus Mode: AF-S
    Image Stabilizer: Off
    Noise Reduction: Off
    Flash: Flash did not fire

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    Re: Day 4: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Rick & Colin: nice start, dudes.

    Colin - the screwy thing is typically used up the other way and is screwed into the ground. You can then tether a goat, dog, husb...no, not that...to the loop to keep them off the porch. Or out of the kitchen. Whatever.

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    Re: Day 4: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Rick & Colin: nice start, dudes.

    Colin - the screwy thing is typically used up the other way and is screwed into the ground. You can then tether a goat, dog, husb...no, not that...to the loop to keep them off the porch. Or out of the kitchen. Whatever.
    Thanks Kit,

    I kinda thought so -- I used to have one as a kid for tying grazing sheep to, but it was only about 1 foot long ... this one is about 3 feet long -- it didn't think they made them that long (suitable for elephants troublesome husbands!).

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    Re: Bit of a Mixed Bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    And finally ... (notice that I even tried a higher camera elevation this time!).
    I WAS right ... I think!

    I think this version says so much more. Maybe the fact that the tide is higher does contribute too. But I have to confess, I think the poisitioning of the bench in the image, works better .

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    I WAS right ... I think!

    I think this version says so much more. Maybe the fact that the tide is higher does contribute too. But I have to confess, I think the poisitioning of the bench in the image, works better .
    Hi Donald,

    To be honest, I'm in two minds about it. I definately like this second version better - but most of that comes from a better sky; the bench does a good job of covering the cruddy mud with this version, but the tide was still out, and I'm wondering if a full tide & a good reflection will be a game changer again. I might go for the higher elevation, but position the camera a bit further to the right a-la the first shot; the two shots were actually quite different in their setup, with the 2nd being less wide angle (ie "zoomed in more"), but the camera positioned further back.

    Fingers crossed for the next couple of days!

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    Prozac nation

    Apologies to Elizabeth Wurtzel for using the title.

    Better on black

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    Re: Prozac nation

    Not real good, but I wanted to get them before it hit the shop and got taken apart

    Neighbor kid, 17 years old ran his first race last night. Ran first until two laps before the finish, then threw the timing belt. Note that one of the other drivers got a little "up close and personal" on his left rear quarter panel.

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    I'll get out and try for some fireworks tonight. Nearest ones are about 20 miles away, so ...

    Pops

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    Re: Day 04: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Busy day today and didn't get a chance to consider anything, but I was near St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham and had 5 mins before the service stated to shoot the west window. Manual blending of 3 bracketed shots (4 stops).

    Used my Canon 7D with sigma 50mm lens

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    Left Alone

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    My PAD July Gallery

    I've been busy with work yesterday (and today) so I missed one
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    Re: Left Alone

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
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    My PAD July Gallery

    I've been busy with work yesterday (and today) so I missed one
    What's this then? I think you dropped an aitch!
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    Reflections on a silver gigarette wallet

    Wallet's detail which is some 90 years old, inherited from ancestors who has served in Portuguese Asia. A long story behind this object
    I hope to be able to post another one... tomorrow. I hope. I am not sure.

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    Day 04: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Ok, ok, I'm late posting but it was shot on the 4th, honest

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    Nikon D5000 + Nikon 70-300mm VR: 1/2000s f/8 at 300mm, iso400
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    I took some better ones of the dragon fly last week, but this view appealed for the background.

    One more for tonight:

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    Nikon D5000 + Nikon 70-300mm VR: 1/750s f/11 at 300mm, iso400
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    It was so windy this morning that most of these were not about, this was the only one I saw out today, but last week there were so many to choose from.

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    Lovely shot Rick. Congratulations...

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    Lovely shot Rick --- congratulations
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    Rose with 300mm

    I haven't taken advantage of the close focusing capability of my 300mm f/4L IS lens. I tried this grab shot of a rose in my garden hand held. 1/640 second, f/6.3, ISO 400.

    I would have normally used a tripod or monopod and stopped down to about f/11 or even f/16 for this type of shot but, I wanted to see how I could do hand holding. The image was moving a bit in the virewfinder (even with IS turned on but, I did see the difference when I turned it off) so I decided to shoot at a bit higher shutter speed. BTW: at my age (70) I need more help hand-holding than I did at 50 years old.

    I have previously done OK hand holding this lens on more distant objects.

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    Re: Prozac nation

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Apologies to Elizabeth Wurtzel for using the title.
    What a creative shot!

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    Baby Abigail

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    Friend asked me to take pictures for her daughter's Christening. Meet Abigail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crovean View Post
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    Friend asked me to take pictures for her daughter's Christening. Meet Abigail.
    "Gurgle, gurgle, wah, wah"... SPLATT!

    (She looks as if she's about to enjoy smearing your expensive lens with baby-food!)

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