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    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

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    John Lennon's Pentax

    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Canon 500D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 43mm, Full EXIF, PAD slideshow. I bounced a flash off the ceiling for a little more light.

    I was in Baltimore today, and went to the Hard Rock Cafe for a late lunch, figuring there might be some interesting things on the wall. When I saw John Lennon's Pentax, the search was over. I have no idea why it's in Baltimore, although the room it's in is some room that was supposedly transplanted from elsewhere. Or the Beatles may have played Baltimore in the early years: Baltimore does get some pretty big musical names, to this day.

    It's in a glass case, of course, which hurts the quality. I planned to go back and try with the tabletop tripod I carry in my bag, but there was a party at the table by then, and the table was loaded. I'll probably go back: maybe they'll even open the case for me.

    C&C always appreciated.

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    Re: John Lennon's Pentax

    Today's image is a commission shoot for a chap who's daughter is now working overseas, and is missing home a little. My first inclination was to take the shot (a very panoramic view) from over the balcony, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that including a little bit of the home as well would add a new dimension to the image (warts and all). Thank goodness for my 14mm lens!

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    Re: John Lennon's Pentax

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Today's image is a commission shoot for a chap who's daughter is now working overseas, and is missing home a little.
    Seeing that will just make the poor girl feel even worse!! A beauty.

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    Seeing that will just make the poor girl feel even worse!! A beauty.
    Perhaps that's Dad's plan?

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    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Small town with clouds.

    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    The day started off with a temperature of 0.1 C inside the bus. The air coming out of the refrigerator felt warm by comparison. This narrow band of wispy cloud flew over from the South just before lunch-time and I raced along to the main street to catch it just before it disappeared.

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    Camera: NIKON D80
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    Focal length: 18*mm*(equiv. 27*mm)
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    Exposure time: variable
    ISO speed rating: 200/24
    Program: Manual
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    Focus Mode: AF-C
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    Re: Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Small town with clouds.

    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    The day started off with a temperature of 0.1 C inside the bus. The air coming out of the refrigerator felt warm by comparison. This narrow band of wispy cloud flew over from the South just before lunch-time and I raced along to the main street to catch it just before it disappeared.
    Looks like you're getting closer to the Mainland

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    Re: Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Looks like you're getting closer to the Mainland
    Names I just read about in my wine magazines. Book me the car parking slot in front of that store!! On the other hand, I won't be able to drive the car when I leave.

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    Re: John Lennon's Pentax

    Excellent, Colin - the balcony anchors the shot beautifully, makes it much better than "just a seascape."

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    Re: Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post

    The day started off with a temperature of 0.1 C
    At least it wasn't freezing.


    This narrow band of wispy cloud flew over from the South just before lunch-time and I raced along to the main street to catch it just before it disappeared.
    And very well done! The clouds paralleling the buildings are perfect. Blue sky, clouds parallel the roofline, long shadows: a great composition.

    Cheers,
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    Eryngium

    I picked this from the garden while 'The Botanist' wasn't looking. She knows though - intuitively...

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    Re: Eryngium

    Rob,
    I think I don't have to say how great your botanic shots are anymore, since I did a lot of times already. But this is again a exceptional shot. What did you do for PP? It looks like a image from a biology book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    I think I don't have to say how great your botanic shots are anymore, since I did a lot of times already. But this is again a exceptional shot. What did you do for PP? It looks like a image from a biology book.
    Thank you, Jeroen. The flower head is quite small - about 15mm across.The shot is made up of six manually focussed shots, stacked with Helicon. I used one of the PS scripts I have which added the faded edge, title, and black marble frame. Something a little different.

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    Re: Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    I notice how inspiration can vary from day to day. Today I cycled around until I found something worth shooting. Though I like cycling straight to an area with the shot already in my head.

    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    1/1000s . f/16.0 . ISO 200 . 18 mm

    Kit,
    Nice clouds. How did you manage to get the parallel to the houses, to me clouds never listen.

    How did your camera (and you) cope with the cold?
    I remember a tried the catch the sunset once at about -15 degrees. My shawl froze on the tripod when I bent over the camera but the camera was fine.
    Anyone knows what temperatures cameras can handle?

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    Re: Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Small town with clouds.

    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Nice clouds! The blue tint look makes it feel cold. Do you drive on the left over there? I see all the cars are parked in the same direction.

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    Re: Eryngium

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    Peter,
    Really great vision on (just) a fork you put down in your shot. The shallow DoF works very very well and I like the abstractness it shows. I would like to see about the same shot without the blue reflection in the left bottom corner.
    Thanks Jeroen,

    I actually prefer my post in the day 11 thread. i've been using this surface recently as it seems to be capable of variou colour reflections depending on the light and angle.

    Peter

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    Re: Eryngium

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    I picked this from the garden while 'The Botanist' wasn't looking. She knows though - intuitively...

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    On black

    Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.
    Rob,

    The way you produce these shots really amazes me. As a glasses wearer focussing is always difficult especially as the lenses are varifocal.

    Peter

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    Carregwen day 13 shot

    I screwed up. My day 13 is in day 12. Blame it on the NZ vino last night...

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    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th July 2010 at 09:11 PM.

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    Re: Eryngium

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb533 View Post
    Rob,

    The way you produce these shots really amazes me. As a glasses wearer focussing is always difficult especially as the lenses are varifocal.

    Peter
    Did you mean manual focussing when you talked of wearing glasses? I had cataract removal 2 years ago and now have lens implants, so I don't need to wear glasses apart from some reading - I can even read supermarket labels unaided. It does help with photography.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th July 2010 at 09:10 PM.

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    Re: Day 13: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Rob,
    Day 12 or 13 its a brilliant specimen and a cracking presentation....

    James

    By the way I like NZ vino... which one

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