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Title: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 05:24:54 PM
A thread for all things photography. Post your favorite photographer's images or ones from your own eye. Professional, amateur, DSLR, point and click, film, digital, etc...is all welcome!
Discussion is a must!  8)


(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/z-red.jpg?w=500&h=334)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Bogey on March 28, 2014, 05:30:19 PM
A stunning way to start.  Locked the thread I got going.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 05:30:57 PM
A stunning way to start.  Locked the thread I got going.

I'm sorry, I was so anxious to get one going! Great minds think alike.  ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Bogey on March 28, 2014, 05:35:46 PM
Always enjoyed Michael Wolf's work:

(http://www.newrepublic.com/sites/default/files/u180951/building_large.jpg)

(http://www.balboapark.org/sites/default/files/u93/_76v200748010748sadg.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRkSy5ZF-ze8JLS6dhJFI9eXq22740XZ1lbvPfhkyJZTdwwlOkKqw)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 05:43:07 PM
Always enjoyed Michael Wolf's work:

 Wolf is new to me, just looked up some more of his images, recognized these buildings...

(http://photomichaelwolf.com/wp-content/uploads/tc06.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Bogey on March 28, 2014, 05:47:44 PM
His books are crazy prices, so the internet will have to do.  However, on a side note, I love Architecture photography.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 28, 2014, 05:48:32 PM
Atget
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Eugène_Atget_-_Three_women_in_a_doorway_on_Rue_Asselin.JPG/600px-Eugène_Atget_-_Three_women_in_a_doorway_on_Rue_Asselin.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bVR_BOTnD_w/UFtYLPmJu1I/AAAAAAAAE_k/5EoqCq7CLiI/s1600/13322-050-5B55B797.jpg)

(http://www.classic-photographers.com/wp-content/gallery/eugene-atget/atget-avenue-de-lobservatoire-1926.jpg)

(http://artblart.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/atget2012_parcdesceaux_june1925-web.jpg)

(http://hopeugeneatget1.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/atget.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 05:54:20 PM
  However, on a side note, I love Architecture photography.

I took an architecture tour of Chicago from a boat on the Chicago River, I wish I had the right lenses and angle to get some of those buildings shot right. This was the best I could get, Sears Tower, now Willis Tower in the background...

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/z-chi-up.jpg?w=500&h=308)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 05:56:18 PM
Atget

(http://artblart.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/atget2012_parcdesceaux_june1925-web.jpg)


That is extraordinary, quite haunting.
Reminds me of a shot from Cocteau's film La Belle et la Bête.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Bogey on March 28, 2014, 05:56:50 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 28, 2014, 06:10:49 PM
Talking of architecture..

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9058638528_c2f0739b7d.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9044525336_14ef0a1973.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5479/12819073854_6bcf287b8a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 06:35:50 PM
Talking of architecture..


Those are your own, right?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on March 28, 2014, 06:57:21 PM
Those are your own, right?
C'mon Greg. He can't own Haghia Sophia.
Sheesh.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 28, 2014, 07:10:36 PM
C'mon Greg. He can't own Haghia Sophia.
Sheesh.

Good point, Ken. How about leased?  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on March 28, 2014, 07:13:20 PM
Good point, Ken. How about leased?  8)
I can get you a deal on the Cathedral in Beauvais, half off. But you'll need to send a deposit pronto, or it might collapse. I take paypal.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 02:46:55 AM
Those are your own, right?
Yes.

And this too (not the building, though :D)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/11398460233_986d83289b_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/11398460233/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 29, 2014, 03:00:48 AM
Hm. Interesting new thead.  Here is a house overlooking the Mississippi in Davenport Iowa.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8442245485_9e0e9463e3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dS1HsD)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8438763497_8defd688c9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dRGSon)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 03:12:51 AM
Is the bathtub in the house?
Cool house, and excellent photographs, particularly the one of the house.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 29, 2014, 03:18:54 AM
Is the bathtub in the house?
Cool house, and excellent photographs, particularly the one of the house.

  Thanks :)
  The bathtub is in this house.  We rented it for a couple of weeks when we went back to Iowa to visit my parents.
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8436531396_73d479f122_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dRvqRS)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 03:25:11 AM
  Thanks :)
  The bathtub is in this house.  We rented it for a couple of weeks when we went back to Iowa to visit my parents.
Another cool shot! Compositionally quite interesting since there are practically two vanishing points, both diverting the eye away from the house, but the staircase tower (?) helps pulling it back in.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 29, 2014, 06:24:16 AM
(http://www.newrepublic.com/sites/default/files/u180951/building_large.jpg)

lol, nice
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 29, 2014, 06:48:15 AM
Inside the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, shot with an Olympus E-300 (left click to enlarge):

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA081835_1024.jpg)

A spectacular view from a picture window. Love the contrast between the old town architecture and the stark modernity of the museum.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA081852_1024.jpg)

The entrance to the room housing Boecklin's Isle of the Dead

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA081888_600.jpg)

The snack bar.


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 07:26:56 AM
Great photos, Sarge!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 29, 2014, 07:33:48 AM
Inside the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, shot with an Olympus E-300 (left click to enlarge):

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA081852_1024.jpg)

The entrance to the room housing Boecklin's Isle of the Dead


Sarge

I love this shot, great job, Sarge.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 07:39:20 AM
Definitely one the museum could use in advertising.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: torut on March 29, 2014, 07:40:32 AM
Always enjoyed Michael Wolf's work:

(http://www.newrepublic.com/sites/default/files/u180951/building_large.jpg)
Is it Kowloon City? I didn't know that it once looked such pretty. It was an amazing place.

(http://inspiration.hello-bokeh.com/public/images/Kowloon-Walled-City/Kowloon-Walled-City-12.jpg)

(http://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/kowloonroof.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 29, 2014, 07:50:59 AM
I love this shot, great job, Sarge.

It took a bit of patience; there was usually someone standing in front of the Boecklin  ;D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA081853_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 08:39:17 AM
Some dried roses (there will be one or two more of these)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/13489804554_fbe1c2e353.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13489804554&bg=white)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/13462505015_b628456467.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13462505015&bg=white)


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/13445898085_b6aac48988.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13445898085&bg=white)


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/13421454293_78e768cfbf.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13421454293&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: escher on March 29, 2014, 08:54:35 AM
recently I've discovered Vivian Maier. Really an impressive work, and her story is interesting too.

(http://juanjosereyes.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/self-portrait-october-18-1953-new-york-ny.jpg)

(http://lagmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/CHI-967.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bV2l1LbNk4k/UK5O2nbNF1I/AAAAAAAAMy4/8L8pTD-j0Lc/s640/Vivian_Maier.jpg)

(http://www.elle.com/cm/elle/images/j1/elle-vivian-maier-street-photography-8-de.jpg)

(http://theartship.it/home/dlyaivxy/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Larte-inconsapevole-di-Vivian-Maier-Vivian-Maier-Autoritratto-giugno-1953.jpg)

(http://www.avocadosweet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/56-423.jpg)

(http://www.motherjones.com/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/photoessays/vivian_07.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 09:01:33 AM
recently I've discovered Vivian Maier. Really an impressive work, and her story is interesting too.
Vivian Maier is brilliant! See her photographs here: http://www.vivianmaier.com/
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 09:17:05 AM
Some dried roses (there will be one or two more of these)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/13489804554_fbe1c2e353.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13489804554&bg=white)

As we like self-quoting here ;)
What I particularly like here is the blue shadow
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 29, 2014, 09:51:33 AM
recently I've discovered Vivian Maier. Really an impressive work, and her story is interesting too.
(http://www.elle.com/cm/elle/images/j1/elle-vivian-maier-street-photography-8-de.jpg)


A name I just recently came to know as well, some of the best candid B&W street photography I've seen.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on March 29, 2014, 03:36:45 PM
A few years ago, I started the project of trying to photograph every type of visitor that entered my backyard. During the summer, I'm never out in the garden without my camera. Here are a few of my warm weather guests.

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_5305-1.jpg)(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7514.jpg)(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7114.jpg)(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_6672.jpg)(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_5373.jpg)(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_5812.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on March 29, 2014, 03:40:34 PM
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_3445.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_3453.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_4060.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_3962.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_5753.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on March 29, 2014, 03:45:08 PM
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_0604-1.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_5800.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_0722.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_1857.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_0688.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_0711-1.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_0716-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 04:41:42 PM
A few years ago, I started the project of trying to photograph every type of visitor that entered my backyard. During the summer, I'm never out in the garden without my camera. Here are a few of my warm weather guests.

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_5305-1.jpg)
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on March 29, 2014, 04:56:14 PM
Lovely!

Thanks! Of all the butterflies, I've found Tiger Swallowtails the most difficult to photgraph because they tend to stay up high in the trees most of the time and don't stay put long when they do come down near the ground. I was lucky to catch this one on a purple butterfly bush bloom that contrasted nicely against the swallowtail's vivid yellow.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 29, 2014, 05:09:47 PM
A name I just recently came to know as well, some of the best candid B&W street photography I've seen.

  I couldn't agree more.  Fantastic work.  They've recently just made a film about her, which looks (surprisingly, as the topic is a reclusive, rather-antisocial nanny) very interesting.

  By the way, big fans of street photography might like this thread: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=796329
It's at a site called Photography on the Net--a dedicated Canon users site.  The good stuff is really good.  (It was started around 2009. I don't know much about the first couple of years, actually, but group of people, especially Nmahooch, starting posting a couple of years ago, and lots of "wow!" moments.)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 29, 2014, 05:37:14 PM
  I couldn't agree more.  Fantastic work.  They've recently just made a film about her, which looks (surprisingly, as the topic is a reclusive, rather-antisocial nanny) very interesting.

  By the way, big fans of street photography might like this thread: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=796329
It's at a site called Photography on the Net--a dedicated Canon users site.  The good stuff is really good.  (It was started around 2009. I don't know much about the first couple of years, actually, but group of people, especially Nmahooch, starting posting a couple of years ago, and lots of "wow!" moments.)
Looks like they've actually made two - The Vivian Maier Mystery & Finding Vivian Maier.

That thread is certainly a monster! Do you have any particular favourites (photos/pages/page ranges)? I don't think I really want to browse all 300 pages.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 29, 2014, 06:08:32 PM
Looks like they've actually made two - The Vivian Maier Mystery & Finding Vivian Maier.

That thread is certainly a monster! Do you have any particular favourites (photos/pages/page ranges)? I don't think I really want to browse all 300 pages.

 I certainly wouldn't do it all in one go! I'd recommend go back about 100 pages from the end. Perhaps if any wow you (and I am pretty confident two or three of the main posters will) it would probably be most efficient to check out their own sites (flickr stream or whatever).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Bogey on March 29, 2014, 08:14:37 PM
Thanks! Of all the butterflies, I've found Tiger Swallowtails the most difficult to photgraph because they tend to stay up high in the trees most of the time and don't stay put long when they do come down near the ground. I was lucky to catch this one on a purple butterfly bush bloom that contrasted nicely against the swallowtail's vivid yellow.

Wildlife, especially birds is very difficult.  Well done!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Philo on March 29, 2014, 09:53:20 PM
recently I've discovered Vivian Maier. Really an impressive work, and her story is interesting too.

(http://juanjosereyes.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/self-portrait-october-18-1953-new-york-ny.jpg)

(http://lagmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/CHI-967.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bV2l1LbNk4k/UK5O2nbNF1I/AAAAAAAAMy4/8L8pTD-j0Lc/s640/Vivian_Maier.jpg)

(http://www.elle.com/cm/elle/images/j1/elle-vivian-maier-street-photography-8-de.jpg)

(http://theartship.it/home/dlyaivxy/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Larte-inconsapevole-di-Vivian-Maier-Vivian-Maier-Autoritratto-giugno-1953.jpg)

(http://www.avocadosweet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/56-423.jpg)

(http://www.motherjones.com/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/photoessays/vivian_07.jpg)

Her stuff is simply fantastic.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 30, 2014, 05:39:14 AM
Taken from Nordkapp, Norway, where the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans meet
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5512/9031408895_ffbc19e87e_c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=9031408895&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Papy Oli on March 30, 2014, 08:02:53 AM
Cavendish, Suffolk - England

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Architecture/BUILDINGS/i-gMk6BbW/0/XL/IMGP0245-XL.jpg)

Belfry of Arras - France

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Architecture/BUILDINGS/i-xkpKJv6/0/L/IMGP1368-L.jpg)

Tempted...

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Other/MISC/i-PCWLxSF/0/L/IMGP1465-L.jpg)


(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Other/MISC/i-9tf8NZ9/0/L/IMGP6493-L.jpg)


Ely Cathedral

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Religion/CHURCHES-CAMBRIDGESHIRE/i-gSZgdQx/0/L/P1060242-L.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Papy Oli on March 30, 2014, 08:08:31 AM
The Quo :

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Sports/SPORTS-ENTERTAINMENT/i-ShGJ9ZT/0/XL/P1020762-XL.jpg)

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Sports/SPORTS-ENTERTAINMENT/i-mg9BmrZ/0/XL/P1020726-XL.jpg)

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Sports/SPORTS-ENTERTAINMENT/i-xB4bm22/0/XL/P1020751-XL.jpg)

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Sports/SPORTS-ENTERTAINMENT/i-qdPct9s/0/XL/P1020548b-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 30, 2014, 08:31:18 AM
Some "street photographs" taken with a Canon Pro90 IS, my first digital camera.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Woman%20Taos%20Pueblo.jpg)

Native American woman at Taos Pueblo New Mexico. A few minutes later another very photogenic old woman (claimed to be over 100) asked me if I wanted to take her picture. I said yes. She said, Give me five dollars. I gave her the money, took a shot and prepared to shoot another when she said, five each :o  I spent thirty bucks total  ;D Unfortunately none of them came out terribly well. It was high noon, the desert light harsh.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Smoking_Girl.jpg)

Lonely girl at a crowded wine fest in Guntersblum Germany. As I went by her the first time, I noticed she was alone. When I came back that way 20 minutes later, she was still there, still alone. I grabbed the shot, deliberately focusing on the crowd behind her to bring out the solitary aura about her.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/StreetFiddlers.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/StreetFiddlerswithSelfportrait.jpg)

Girls fiddling in Haardt Germany, earning a bit of money- Two shots, one with self-portrait.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/RomanFestUngstein22-06-02_FatherDaughter_800.jpg)

Father, teenage daughter, typically not seeing eye to eye  ;D  In the vineyards above Ungstein Germany.


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 30, 2014, 08:46:35 AM
Tempted...

 ;D :D ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 30, 2014, 08:49:17 AM
(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Other/MISC/i-9tf8NZ9/0/L/IMGP6493-L.jpg)

I can't stop looking at this one. Beautiful.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 30, 2014, 08:54:09 AM
Taken from Nordkapp, Norway, where the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans meet
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5512/9031408895_ffbc19e87e_c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=9031408895&bg=white&size=large)

Now where have I seen this before?  ;)

Minimalism at its best, and a great avatar.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Papy Oli on March 30, 2014, 09:38:20 AM
I can't stop looking at this one. Beautiful.
Sarge

Thank you Sarge.

Minimalism at its best, and a great avatar.

Ditto.  Karlo, it's superb. The roses on the previous page as well !!

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Papy Oli on March 30, 2014, 09:40:10 AM
one last one : On the beach at the Gower peninsula, South Wales.

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Landscapes/LANDSCAPES-NATURE/i-WWcswRN/0/XL/Gower%2017-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 30, 2014, 10:17:49 AM
Cavendish, Suffolk - England

Belfry of Arras - France

Tempted...

Ely Cathedral
one last one : On the beach at the Gower peninsula, South Wales.
Very nice - as are Sarge's street shots, particularly the first two and the last one.


Now where have I seen this before?  ;)

Minimalism at its best, and a great avatar.

Sarge
Ditto.  Karlo, it's superb. The roses on the previous page as well !!
Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 30, 2014, 09:30:43 PM
I certainly wouldn't do it all in one go! I'd recommend go back about 100 pages from the end. Perhaps if any wow you (and I am pretty confident two or three of the main posters will) it would probably be most efficient to check out their own sites (flickr stream or whatever).
This sounds reasonable.
BTW, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER will be broadcast here on Saturday  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 30, 2014, 09:42:09 PM
This sounds reasonable.
BTW, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER will be broadcast here on Saturday  8)

 Damn, lucky you.

  I would be interested in either/both, but I think it is "finding Vivian Maier" that has been getting a lot of attention at festivals and such.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 30, 2014, 09:55:14 PM
Damn, lucky you.

  I would be interested in either/both, but I think it is "finding Vivian Maier" that has been getting a lot of attention at festivals and such.
And did I mention they're also showing a 10-part document of Magnum, each part concentrating on a certain picture..  8)  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 31, 2014, 10:38:30 AM
Did someone mention Conference of the Birds?
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/11986906676_1827696685_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=11986906676&size=large)


And here's something more abstract:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/11011018033_4c309d610e.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=11011018033&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 31, 2014, 01:09:30 PM
Norway is a pretty cool place (or hot, as we had to buy shorts when we were there some years ago)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5341/9009655117_e28303c10b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=9009655117)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 31, 2014, 04:19:15 PM
one last one : On the beach at the Gower peninsula, South Wales.

(http://papyuk.smugmug.com/Landscapes/LANDSCAPES-NATURE/i-WWcswRN/0/XL/Gower%2017-XL.jpg)

  Very nice.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Bogey on March 31, 2014, 06:56:13 PM
  Very nice.

Ditto.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 31, 2014, 10:49:55 PM
More dead flowers

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/13554715175_69979f1342.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13554715175&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 01, 2014, 05:51:58 PM
Thought I would move my post over to this thread, some of my last film photography, which I would love to get back into, but not many accessible photo labs nearby...

Here are a few from my last film camera, shots taken on a trip to Chicago...

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/z-room.jpg) 

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/z-chicago-child.jpg) 

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/z-spit-again.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 01, 2014, 05:55:52 PM
A few from an iPhone, the foggy/tree shot was taken by my wife...

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/img_5888.jpg)   (http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/img_5873.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 01, 2014, 05:57:08 PM
And finally my girl, Ruby, who has made a fine subject...

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/img_5648.jpg)  (http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/img_0078.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 03, 2014, 12:21:20 AM
Lovely pictures, Greg! I like the b&w of Ruby in particular, and those iPhone shots are nice too.

Seeing how there won't be snow here in the next 6-8 months..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7360/12357634573_99479090a2_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=12357634573&size=large)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/12452696015_8f71533910_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=12452696015&size=large)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/12553546035_00941c2148_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=12553546035&size=large)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/12607214253_b4b6a548e1_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=12607214253&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 03, 2014, 02:31:09 AM
...and yet more dead flowers...
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/13599568373_cc5b5f9c71_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13599568373&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 03, 2014, 02:57:55 AM
Lovely pictures, Greg! I like the b&w of Ruby in particular, and those iPhone shots are nice too.


Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 04, 2014, 01:43:13 AM
More dead flowers

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/13554715175_69979f1342.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13554715175&bg=white&size=large)

In colour:

   (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/13617736043_c53643b162_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13617736043&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on April 05, 2014, 03:12:15 AM
Just saw the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier".  For me, it was incredibly powerful and moving. I can't remember the last thing I saw that affected me so deeply.  I can't say why, exactly, so perhaps it is unlikely to hit others in the same way, but if you have a chance to see it, I recommend that you do so.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 05, 2014, 04:47:56 AM
Just saw the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier".  For me, it was incredibly powerful and moving. I can't remember the last thing I saw that affected me so deeply.  I can't say why, exactly, so perhaps it is unlikely to hit others in the same way, but if you have a chance to see it, I recommend that you do so.

It's already on my must-see list, your post has moved it up. Thanks for the comments, Bak.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 05, 2014, 05:07:08 AM
Just saw the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier".  For me, it was incredibly powerful and moving. I can't remember the last thing I saw that affected me so deeply.  I can't say why, exactly, so perhaps it is unlikely to hit others in the same way, but if you have a chance to see it, I recommend that you do so.
Excellent!
BTW, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER will be broadcast here on Saturday  8)

And since this is the photography thread, here are some photographs. These are mine, not Maier's ;)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/9031168907_60d8253cac.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=9031168907&bg=white)  (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/9031032445_f3a55ed3ec.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=9031032445&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2014, 05:45:51 AM
Some black and white portraits, shot with a Canon F-1 and Tri-X.

My sister-in-law, Mrs. Rock's sister:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/ChrisOH79BW-01_ed.jpg)


My favorite niece, already a profound thinker at age two  8)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img810_edit_crop_800.jpg)


Mrs. Rock and her sister: a montage created with two photos taken a year apart and in vastly different lighting conditions. I used Photoshop to match the grain.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/GeschwisterH_bw.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2014, 06:01:33 AM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7360/12357634573_99479090a2_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=12357634573&size=large)



Gorgeous! A fine flare!

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 05, 2014, 06:16:11 AM
Amazing, Sarge! Great use of contrast, and depth of field with your niece.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2014, 06:21:41 AM
And finally my girl, Ruby, who has made a fine subject...

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/img_5648.jpg)

A fine subject indeed, and a great doggie portrait. I don't know the circumstances, and I'm probably guilty of anthropomorphizing here, but your dog looks incredibly sad  ;D


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 05, 2014, 06:25:41 AM
A fine subject indeed, and a great doggie portrait. I don't know the circumstances, and I'm probably guilty of anthropomorphizing here, but your dog looks incredibly sad  ;D


Sarge

You may be right, Sarge. She (Ruby the dog) was in the back yard while my son and I were sledding down a hill in the front, she loves the snow and wanted to join us.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2014, 06:57:33 AM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/img_5873.jpg)

That's superb, and supremely moody. Congratulate your wife.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 05, 2014, 07:12:16 AM
Some black and white portraits, shot with a Canon F-1 and Tri-X.

My sister-in-law, Mrs. Rock's sister:

My favorite niece, already a profound thinker at age two  8)

Mrs. Rock and her sister: a montage created with two photos taken a year apart and in vastly different lighting conditions. I used Photoshop to match the grain.
Beautiful portraits!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 05, 2014, 07:13:07 AM

Gorgeous! A fine flare!

Sarge
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2014, 09:40:14 AM
Mrs. Rock, four portraits.

Our first shoot, 1975. I'd known her about a week at this point. Canon FTb and 50mm F1.4

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img_Oct1975.jpg)


A similar pose four years later in the state park near Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. Canon F-1

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img569_crop2_800.jpg)


By the Rhine, 1981, shot with an Olympus OM-2 and a Sigma 600mm Mirror, which accounts for the donut-shaped bokeh.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img034_800_levels.jpg)


In the wetlands of the "Alt Rhein" adjacent to Mrs. Rock's hometown in Germany, 1984. Shot with a then newly purchased OM-4.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img548_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2014, 10:35:41 AM
Mrs. Rock and the Automat, on a street in Munich near the Englischer Garten, 1986.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockAutomatMunich_800.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 05, 2014, 12:48:27 PM
NYT photo essay & interviews:
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/06/magazine/06rwanda_ss-slide-2S5Z/06rwanda_ss-slide-2S5Z-superJumbo.jpg)
Portraits of Reconciliation
20 years after the genocide in Rwanda,
 reconciliation still happens one encounter at a time. (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/06/magazine/06-pieter-hugo-rwanda-portraits.html?_r=0)

Just saw the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier".  For me, it was incredibly powerful and moving. I can't remember the last thing I saw that affected me so deeply.  I can't say why, exactly, so perhaps it is unlikely to hit others in the same way, but if you have a chance to see it, I recommend that you do so.
+1
It's already on my must-see list, your post has moved it up. Thanks for the comments, Bak.
Move it up another notch ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Pat B on April 05, 2014, 03:12:38 PM
By the Rhine, 1981, shot with an Olympus OM-2 and a Sigma 600mm Mirror, which accounts for the donut-shaped bokeh.

A nice effect! I assume that's why you used such a long lens for a portrait. Nice shots in general.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 06, 2014, 02:45:00 AM
Nice iceberg photos:

The Last Iceberg
Photographs by
Camille Seaman

(https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/405/492fe63f7a5a326e125e1c825eba31c1-large.jpg) (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/camille-seaman-the-last-iceberg)

Quote
California-based photographer and 2011 TED Fellow, Camille Seaman, has been photographing in both Arctic regions, including in Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica, since 2003.
Seaman writes:

 "Nick Cave once sang, 'All things move toward their end.' Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way, much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own."

 She explains that some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury. The Last Iceberg chronicles just a handful of the many thousands of icebergs that are currently headed to their end.

 "I approach the images of icebergs as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors," Seaman adds. "I seek a moment in their life in which they convey their unique personality, some connection to our own experience and a glimpse of their soul which endures."
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 06, 2014, 03:02:34 AM
A nice effect! I assume that's why you used such a long lens for a portrait.

Yes. With that lens I thought the extreme out-of-focus background combined with the mirror's effect on the light reflected from the river and the meadow flowers would make interesting images. Mrs. Rock helps too  ;)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img201_lighter_warmer_600.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mn dave on April 06, 2014, 04:05:18 AM
Bleary reading of thread title: The Pornography Thread.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 06, 2014, 04:11:55 AM
Bleary reading of thread title: The Pornography Thread.

I could contribute to that!  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 06, 2014, 05:28:47 AM
Three facades:

Church in Albequerque New Mexico

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_1002_800.jpg)


Bank in Leipzig Germany. (I don't know what the blue pipes are but they were running all over the old town.)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA081806_600.jpg)


House in Großkarlbach Germany with interesting curtains in the top right window.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Windows_Groskarlbach_Jull03_0509.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mn dave on April 06, 2014, 05:32:59 AM
I could contribute to that!  8)

Sarge

 :D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 07, 2014, 01:58:59 AM
...and yet more dead flowers...
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/13599568373_cc5b5f9c71_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13599568373&size=large)
In colour:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/13689838554_34b2bd8974_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13689838554&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 09, 2014, 12:44:55 AM
Flowers under Scriabinian influence
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/13733785593_4853330b6f_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13733785593/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: snyprrr on April 09, 2014, 09:11:11 AM
Why is there a Pornography Thread?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 10, 2014, 05:14:48 AM
I like how the textures look like this was not a photograph at all, and more like a painting or an etching perhaps.  (editing: monochrome & warming the tone, added contrast)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2886/13758460183_f8af1d9d5a_c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13758460183)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 14, 2014, 07:44:26 AM
I went for that Abstract Expressionism vibe

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/13798708393_28ac8ecbb0_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13798708393&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: torut on April 14, 2014, 08:10:39 AM
I went for that Abstract Expressionism vibe
Are all the photographs at the link (flickr) your works? They are so beautiful. I remember some of them were used as avatar. I liked Play of Light very much.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 14, 2014, 08:13:05 AM
Are all the photographs at the link (flickr) your works? They are so beautiful. I remember some of them were used as avatar. I liked Play of Light very much.
Yes they are. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 16, 2014, 12:37:19 AM
From Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Images
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/14/blogs/20140414-lens-Chang-slide-UX12/20140414-lens-Chang-slide-UX12-blog480.jpg)     (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/14/blogs/20140414-lens-Chang-slide-EZE5/20140414-lens-Chang-slide-EZE5-blog480.jpg)
 (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/chang-chao-tang-in-taiwan/)
Quote
Chang Chao-Tang was a high school student in 1959 when he borrowed his older brother’s Aires Automat 120 twin-lens reflex camera without much thought. He liked going for long walks with the camera after school; it eased the burden of his homework. Eventually, he found himself taking photos with the camera every day, photos of common people and places in Taiwan, like youngsters poking out of street corners or at beaches, farm animals, and dolls.

“Those images are so pure and innocent,” he said. “You can’t go back to that kind of feeling.”

Mr. Chang hardly suspected that he would grow up to become one of Taiwan’s most important photographers — in fact, he had such little regard for this kind of future that he did not even bother to save his negatives. Yet half a century later, these images have been in major exhibitions, including one that opens this week at the Gallery Tosei in Japan. Called “Images of Youth (1959-1961): The Photographs of Chang Chao-Tang,” the exhibition opened April 4 and runs through April 26.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 16, 2014, 08:49:08 AM
I'm guessing there will be more from this 'shoot'

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/13897840163_34591e527f.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13897840163&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 16, 2014, 09:52:34 AM
Some cool street photography from northernmost Russia:
 
Days of Night/Nights of Day


Photographs and text by
Elena Chernyshova
(https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/121959/72f3d612e9662d243aa9803b4deee9cb-large.JPG) (https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/121932/af625dde4dd5cae65da2918506d95617-large.JPG)  (https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/121923/64da708262fd21cb07f0d3d2f3ee77f6-large.JPG) (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/elena-chernyshova-days-of-night-nights-of-day)

Quote from: Elena Chernyshova
Days of Night/Nights of Day" is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk. Norilsk is a mining city, with a population of more than 170,000. It is the northernmost city (100,000+ people) in the world. The average temperature is -10° C and reaches lows of -55° C in the winter. For two months of the year, the city is plunged into polar night when there are zero hours of sunlight.

The entire city, its mines and its metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the nearby gulag, Norillag, in the 1920s and 30s. 60% of the present population is involved with the city's industrial processes: mining, smelting, metallurgy and so on. The city sits on the world's largest deposit of nickel-copper-palladium. Nearly half of the world's palladium is mined in Norilsk. Accordingly, Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world.

This documentary project aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, environmental disaster and isolation. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making them an incomparable subject for such a study.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 17, 2014, 06:21:21 AM
I'm guessing there will be more from this 'shoot'

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/13934475554_63a173f892.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13934475554&size=large) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/13897840163_34591e527f.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13897840163&size=large) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7101/13888090806_bf9c872097.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13888090806)

And I seem to have been right. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 23, 2014, 02:16:20 AM
Bump!

Esa-Pekka Salonen (Juhani Niiranen, HS.fi)
(http://www.vuodenlehtikuvat.fi/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/JuhaniNiiranen.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 23, 2014, 04:42:34 AM
After these, I'll do something else (i.e., I will edit & upload other photographs - I took all of this batch on Monday last week)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/13897840163_34591e527f.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13897840163&size=large)    (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/13884983752_5bcf47cdb3.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13884983752&size=large)    (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7101/13888090806_bf9c872097.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13888090806)    (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/13934475554_63a173f892_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13934475554&size=large)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5216/13969092084_d0c55986a6_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13969092084&size=large)                       (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/13980416585_7fd233aa3b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13980416585&size=large)                       (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/13981977545_036f976366.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13981977545&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 23, 2014, 12:12:39 PM
Interesting project:

(https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/124998/79f0f3070c5e8ed36c40e90929bfafe9-large.jpg)     (https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/124999/610728d164d0254529f466df9ebfa90b-large.jpg) (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/michael-somoroff-absence-of-subject)

Quote from: Diana Edkins, co-curator of the exhibition
Michael Somoroff’s Absence of Subject is a poignant homage to the legendary photographer August Sander’s monumental work People of the 20th Century (Menschen des 20 Jarhunderts). It is a thoughtful and passionate meditation on memory, imagination, human resilience and creativity.

The originality in this body of work is based on Somoroff’s keen sense of observation and interpretation. Absence of Subject lets you revisit August Sander’s work allowing you to understand the richness of Sander’s intent. In each of August Sander’s pictures Michael Somoroff has erased the subject retaining only the background. The unprecedented digital revolution has brought the potential for manipulation into focus. Through the use of software Somoroff has taken out what we have always believed to be the “essential element” — the subject, the portrait. The backgrounds once a secondary fragment, now become the primary motivator. They have now been translated into new fully conceived images that rightfully belong to the “post-modern” idiom.

The exhibition Absence of Subject is a perfect example of a delicate balance of alchemy and inquiry. Conceptually and humanistically oriented each of Somoroff’s images demonstrates the persuasive power and aesthetic of August Sander’s oeuvre even without the human subject. This is not photography as we are accustomed to but more about the idea of creativity. The images embrace chance and acceptance. What Somoroff celebrates is to establish that post-modern art isn’t dislocated, but something with roots, tradition and continuity.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on April 23, 2014, 07:00:53 PM
I thought my photography enthusiasm was recovering, but didn't happen.  This is the last picture I put on flickr, a few weeks ago...

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2818/13375828635_a18ac05b60_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mnYBR6)20140323-DC2C9135-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mnYBR6) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 24, 2014, 09:09:55 AM
Some more abstract work:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/13993869662_0f900d0ca5.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13993869662&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 24, 2014, 09:12:06 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 24, 2014, 09:18:09 AM
Lovely!
Thanks, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on April 24, 2014, 09:25:50 AM
Some more abstract works:


Continues to remove and clean eyeglasses ...

 :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 24, 2014, 09:27:09 AM
Fellow member of the Massachusetts Bespectacled Society . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: springrite on April 24, 2014, 09:29:54 AM
Fellow member of the Massachusetts Bespectacled Society . . . .

and its Beijing chapter.

Many of the photos with me in it turns out that way. Let me tell Vanessa that it is abstract. She will love it.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 24, 2014, 09:34:37 AM
Continues to remove and clean eyeglasses ...

 :)
:laugh:

Fellow member of the Massachusetts Bespectacled Society . . . .
and its Beijing chapter.

Many of the photos with me in it turns out that way. Let me tell Vanessa that it is abstract. She will love it.
Yes, that ought to work. . .   O=O=---
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 24, 2014, 12:41:07 PM
You had better adjust those eyeglasses once again..
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/13999453274_cec1f6a7c4.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13999453274&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on April 24, 2014, 12:50:28 PM
You had better adjust those eyeglasses once again..


When I take them off, the picture is in focus!    ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 24, 2014, 12:52:02 PM
I thought my photography enthusiasm was recovering, but didn't happen.  This is the last picture I put on flickr, a few weeks ago...
Very nice street work again. :)
How come your enthusiasm is waning?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on April 24, 2014, 01:49:34 PM
Very nice street work again. :)
How come your enthusiasm is waning?

  I've lost my heart to classical music and GMG :(
(Actually, that's no joke. Used to take pictures all the time, hang out at a photography site, and spend all my spare money on photo gear. But no longer...)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 24, 2014, 02:03:05 PM
  I've lost my heart to classical music and GMG :(
(Actually, that's no joke. Used to take pictures all the time, hang out at a photography site, and spend all my spare money on photo gear. But no longer...)
Shoot photos and listen to music on a portable player on the same time.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 25, 2014, 12:22:29 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/14004421515_1ff2c17fc4.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14004421515&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 25, 2014, 05:36:56 AM
Beautifully done.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 25, 2014, 05:56:34 AM
Beautifully done.
Thanks, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 25, 2014, 01:17:09 PM
If you thought I would let this thread to sink below the first page...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14011689054_650046007c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14011689054&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 27, 2014, 04:53:56 AM
... you were wrong.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5287/14015897841_b8b03e38cd.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14015897841&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 27, 2014, 01:04:28 PM
Norway, Taken on July 1, 2007
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/14036575931_4d7ea263a8_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14036575931&size=large)

E: No goats were harmed in the shooting of these photos.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 27, 2014, 01:16:39 PM
Norway, Taken on July 1, 2007

Love this. Gazing at it, it began to draw me into the landscape, almost physically. Freaky  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 27, 2014, 01:30:36 PM
Love this. Gazing at it, it began to draw me into the landscape, almost physically. Freaky  8)

Sarge
Thanks, Sarge!
There are a bunch of other Norway photos (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/janacekian/tags/norway/) uploaded, but they are all quite different to this one, I think.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 28, 2014, 05:28:47 AM
Thanks, Sarge!
There are a bunch of other Norway photos (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/janacekian/tags/norway/) uploaded, but they are all quite different to this one, I think.

Great images. I especially like the first and last (seascapes). Amazing light and clouds. The last (with the lone figure) is your Caspar David Friedrich, isn't it?  8)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 28, 2014, 07:17:00 AM
Great images. I especially like the first and last (seascapes). Amazing light and clouds. The last (with the lone figure) is your Caspar David Friedrich, isn't it?  8)


Sarge
Thanks again!

Guess which title it had once (hint no. 1: it was in German) 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 28, 2014, 08:50:31 AM
Thanks again!

Guess which title it had once (hint no. 1: it was in German) 8)

Your photo reminds me of both C.D.Friedrich's Meeresufer im Mondschein and Zwei Männer am Meer. But it appears to be a sunset not a moonrise. So, Ein Mann am Meer beim Sonnenuntergang?  :)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 28, 2014, 09:00:09 AM
Your photo reminds me of both C.D.Friedrich's Meeresufer im Mondschein and Zwei Männer am Meer. But it appears to be a sunset not a moonrise. So, Ein Mann am Meer beim Sonnenuntergang?  :)

Sarge
Close, but no Cuban ;)
Der Mönch am Meer - although the light in that one is very different of course. But I must admit I didn't remember that he painted so many of these things  ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 29, 2014, 02:55:24 AM
Norway, 2007
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5343/14038986146_7af7a28ce1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14038986146&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 29, 2014, 04:04:57 AM
If Ansel Adams had been a Northman.

Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 29, 2014, 04:14:52 AM
If Ansel Adams had been a Northman.

Lovely!
Thanks, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 29, 2014, 11:05:07 PM
More
Norway, 2007
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5343/14038986146_7af7a28ce1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14038986146&bg=white)  (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/14071826345_1c05c6a401.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14071826345&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2014, 03:26:17 AM
Windows Left click to enlarge


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img676_crop_remi_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img770_romance_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img772_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/P6201297_crop1_dreamy_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on April 30, 2014, 04:04:10 AM
Those are fine pictures, Sarge, but I didn't notice any windows in them ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2014, 04:47:41 AM
Those are fine pictures, Sarge, but I didn't notice any windows in them ;)

Yeah...I might have mislabeled those photos.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 02, 2014, 01:05:52 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14091450055_2cbb7dfbd1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14091450055&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 05, 2014, 04:45:33 AM
It's been a somewhat cloudy day so far.  :) (click to view large)
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2914/13926657169_7984cd3a0e_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13926657169&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 05, 2014, 04:56:30 AM
Quite a moody sky!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 05, 2014, 05:03:49 AM
Quite a moody sky!
It could be that my interpretation heightened the moodiness slightly ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 05, 2014, 02:09:56 PM
Even more clouds from Monday
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/13930856330_40b7895b3e_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13930856330&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 05, 2014, 02:14:26 PM
Even more clouds from Monday
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/13930856330_40b7895b3e_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13930856330&size=large)

Beautiful.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 05, 2014, 02:26:04 PM
Beautiful.
Thanks!

Seems like most of the GMG folks aren't much into photography, what with Baklavaboy's wide-angle lens being drowned under CDs...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 05, 2014, 05:49:00 PM
Thanks!

Seems like most of the GMG folks aren't much into photography, what with Baklavaboy's wide-angle lens being drowned under CDs...

You're filling up this thread quite nicely, Karlo. I admit I haven't been as active here lately, I'll work on getting some more on here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 06, 2014, 12:45:11 AM
Somewhat less dramatic than earlier ones
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/14140870893_3d569bed4b_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14140870893&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 06, 2014, 03:39:27 AM
Less dramatic, but no less beautiful.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 06, 2014, 03:40:30 AM
Less dramatic, but no less beautiful.
Thanks, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 06, 2014, 05:07:29 AM
More Windows...and things

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/P6201394_crop_halo_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img556_romance_crop_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img561_edit_crop_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/ChOh79-08.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/ChrisOh79-21.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 06, 2014, 08:04:12 AM
Sarge's beautiful window dressings may present a long term threat of making my contributions to the thread be less than 50% of the pictures!  >:(  8)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/13936334879_afa4e73b65.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13936334879&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 06, 2014, 08:23:00 AM
Sarge's beautiful window dressings

Wait . . . there are windows in Sarge's pics?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 06, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
Wait . . . there are windows in Sarge's pics?
Perhaps there are doors, what with the... erm...  0:)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/13938832247_82cd6288d1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13938832247)   (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/14102885246_9797ebd8c8.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14102885246&size=large)

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 06, 2014, 11:35:56 PM
Yet another - click to view large
See all of the Clouds here (http://[url=http://www.flickriver.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157644473204666/) (all of the ones that are uploaded at the moment, anyway)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5119/13941721160_2ba5ab15e1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13941721160&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 07, 2014, 04:07:32 AM
Stopping in at this thread to see your daily photo is one of my pleasant daily rituals, Karlo. Nice work!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 07, 2014, 04:14:01 AM
Stopping in at this thread to see your daily photo is one of my pleasant daily rituals, Karlo. Nice work!

Thanks for the very kind words, Karl!  :)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14149383303_5a73d6787e.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14149383303&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 07, 2014, 06:49:16 AM
See all of the Clouds here (http://[url=http://www.flickriver.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157644473204666/) (all of the ones that are uploaded at the moment, anyway)

Deep sky is, of all visual impressions, the nearest akin to feeling. --Coleridge

Your photos prove that.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 07, 2014, 07:02:06 AM
Deep sky is, of all visual impressions, the nearest akin to feeling. --Coleridge

Your photos prove that.

Sarge
Thanks!
I wonder what Coleridge thought of the work of his contemporary John Constable - specifically the cloud studies..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 07, 2014, 11:44:36 AM
More
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/14132612264_8e424807c0.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14132612264&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 07, 2014, 03:13:28 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/14130188032_5249e5994c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14130188032&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 07, 2014, 10:53:57 PM
More Clouds (view them all here (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157644473204666/))

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/13949049520_bc46b6094d.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13949049520&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 08, 2014, 01:24:13 AM
It's strange, I was obsessed with photography from about 2010-13, but I guess I'm a one-obsession at a time kinda guy.  Still, I don't want to let the team down ;D  Here are a few more from me.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/9274828361_5a54a742ce_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/f8zVkP)Fading Flower.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/f8zVkP) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8092066725_b0a5880547_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dk4XvP)20121013-DC2C5467-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dk4XvP) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8062701088_fa2e8b16ca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dhts8J)20121006-DC2C4018-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dhts8J) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8034/8042547483_003e7acc88_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dfGaaM)Sparrows in Golden Light (https://flic.kr/p/dfGaaM) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7935065012_c811459908_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/d6chnJ)Bucket 'O Baby (https://flic.kr/p/d6chnJ) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

 Nothing like Sarge's, and not very arty, but hope you guys enjoy them.  (and yeah, that's my son in the bucket)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 08, 2014, 03:39:07 AM
It's strange, I was obsessed with photography from about 2010-13, but I guess I'm a one-obsession at a time kinda guy.  Still, I don't want to let the team down ;D  Here are a few more from me.

 Nothing like Sarge's, and not very arty, but hope you guys enjoy them.  (and yeah, that's my son in the bucket)
Wonderful pictures!
The street shot is particularly well composed, and the one with the dog & owner is another great capture. Not to say there's anything wrong with the composition, but a square crop just above the leash hand might work, too.
Those looks in the last one are wonderful, and the wet hair is perfect for b&w.
Re: "like Sarge's" or "arty" - I would like a bit more meat to these descriptions, and not just because many of Sarge's pictures posted in this thread are very much 'arty' in the positive sense, at least to me anyway.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 08, 2014, 04:43:13 AM
Nice, gents.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Pat B on May 08, 2014, 08:32:43 AM
Those are very nice, Baklavaboy.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 08, 2014, 10:53:00 AM
I bet you expected to see more clouds..

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14136044191_5f1690f6db.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14136044191&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 08, 2014, 11:45:31 AM
Thanks Pat :)

   ...and oddly compelling, North Star.   I'm not sure why I keep staring at that pepper.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 08, 2014, 12:07:15 PM
...and oddly compelling, North Star.   I'm not sure why I keep staring at that pepper.
It's telling you to continue with photography  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 08, 2014, 12:11:52 PM
It's telling you to continue with photography  8)

  I have two vacations coming up, and should take a looooot of pix during those.  I teach and do proofreading now, and work 7 days a week--not that many hours each day, but both jobs are so mentally exhausting that when I get free time I just want to gel with music and surf the web.  Even when I take the camera with me when I go out, I usually never take the lens cap off...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 08, 2014, 12:15:23 PM
  I have two vacations coming up, and should take a looooot of pix during those.  I teach and do proofreading now, and work 7 days a week--not that many hours each day, but both jobs are so mentally exhausting that when I get free time I just want to gel with music and surf the web.  Even when I take the camera with me when I go out, I usually never take the lens cap off...
a) Splendid!
b) Ah yes, life can be hectic enough to leave no room for hobbies, just recovery.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 09, 2014, 06:19:47 AM
Click to see large
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/14142066872_84ec7fe6c1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14142066872&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 09, 2014, 05:14:14 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8209/8237602702_5be8d030fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dxVShN)20121201-DC2C4540.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dxVShN) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8219178538_9ce9d06398_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dwirqN)20121125-DC2C2812-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dwirqN) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 10, 2014, 04:04:20 AM
Nice shots, Mooka! (the colour scheme of the first one is a bit jarring, I think I'd prefer this as a monochrome, even though the colours are of course a big part of the image. A colour-selective conversion, e.g. red or blue channel, might look nice.. Otherwise I like this sort of thing, a bit of a Degas hybrid, as I think he only painted horses racing and women bathing or dancing..)

Thread duty

No. XIII - I have 67 of these waiting to be posted...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/13964535007_ce4bab6e2b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13964535007&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 10, 2014, 06:34:45 AM
Re: "like Sarge's" or "arty" - I would like a bit more meat to these descriptions, and not just because many of Sarge's pictures posted in this thread are very much 'arty' in the positive sense, at least to me anyway.

Unfortunately I can't post my really "arty" images here  ;)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 10, 2014, 06:35:23 AM
Primary Colors, Copenhagen 1982

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PrimaryColors.jpg)



Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 10, 2014, 06:47:10 AM
Unfortunately I can't post my really "arty" images here  ;)

Sarge
You mean the museum won't let you?  0:)      Or did you mean 'arsy'?  :laugh:
Primary Colors, Copenhagen 1982
Very nice!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 10, 2014, 06:48:19 AM
Click to see large
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/14142066872_84ec7fe6c1.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14142066872&size=large)

Laughing bell pepper, love it!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 10, 2014, 06:52:18 AM
Laughing bell pepper, love it!
:)
It was laughing so hard that some of it's teeth fell out..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: The new erato on May 10, 2014, 10:39:37 PM
I bet you expected to see more clouds..

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14136044191_5f1690f6db.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14136044191&size=large)
Is that an art pepper?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 11, 2014, 05:43:20 AM
Is that an art pepper?
8)
Kunst Pfeffer would be his pseudonym for recording on other labels, after Kunst Bauer..

Yesterday was a rather wet day

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5071/14180004343_0cdb495a8e.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14180004343&size=large&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 11, 2014, 06:05:47 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8218598018_6263328860_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dwfsRQ)20121125-DC2C2750-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dwfsRQ) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8160029474_f0b19fc861_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dr5htm)Not Alice's Glass-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dr5htm) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8127658139_2c4ab6f7f0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dodnAT)20121027-DC2C7835.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dodnAT) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 11, 2014, 06:20:14 AM
Those street shots are really, really good Baklavaboy / Mookafalas! (do you have a first name?)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: torut on May 11, 2014, 06:48:26 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8219178538_9ce9d06398_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dwirqN)20121125-DC2C2812-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dwirqN) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
This is very nice. The other photos are also good, and I particularly like the photo of a woman on a bicycle.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 11, 2014, 07:04:14 AM
Thanks, guys :)

  And my name's Al.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 11, 2014, 07:07:06 AM
Thanks, guys :)

  And my name's Al.
Cheers, Al!

I thought I'd seen your name somewhere before, now that you wrote it and I remembered where, I feel like I'm ready for a nursing home..  ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 11, 2014, 07:18:38 AM
Cheers, Al!

I thought I'd seen your name somewhere before, now that you wrote it and I remembered where, I feel like I'm ready for a nursing home..  ::)

   Yeah, my present moniker was accidental.  My original account disappeared and I couldn't connect to the GMG system for some reason, and I just made up a random name to see if I could get logged in... and now I'm Baklavaboy :o
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 11, 2014, 08:17:32 AM
   Yeah, my present moniker was accidental.  My original account disappeared and I couldn't connect to the GMG system for some reason, and I just made up a random name to see if I could get logged in... and now I'm Baklavaboy :o
I was referring to your flickr account. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 12, 2014, 01:16:03 AM
No. 14
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/13981005280_eae4cf0a1c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13981005280&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 12, 2014, 02:08:11 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EqId_cH3wE8/U3CcNqXQ_PI/AAAAAAAADr0/4LmN9EcJWhk/w1420-h905-no/20140409-DC2C9381.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hsJgHzZByDQ/U3CcWKwyqhI/AAAAAAAADsQ/aXJJKhx_XSs/w1282-h905-no/20140511-P1090310-Edit.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s5Gzts0tV8A/U3Cb8RvYzOI/AAAAAAAADrg/ZChVd8JMKYE/w1358-h905-no/20140413-DC2C9604-Edit.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 12, 2014, 06:06:21 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EqId_cH3wE8/U3CcNqXQ_PI/AAAAAAAADr0/4LmN9EcJWhk/w1420-h905-no/20140409-DC2C9381.jpg)


That's macabre! Striking image but I don't think I like it. Just too disturbing.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 12, 2014, 06:23:46 AM

That's macabre! Striking image but I don't think I like it. Just too disturbing.

Sarge

  Yeah, I agree, it's pretty distasteful. I put it up for shock value, really. This is street side clothing seller, by the way, not a Halloween display or anything. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 12, 2014, 06:29:54 AM
Particularly distasteful are the colours of the clothes..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 12, 2014, 04:03:50 PM
I read of Ernst Haas (1921 – 1986) (http://www.ernst-haas.com/index.html) for the first time a couple of minutes ago, some great photographer - a pioneer of colour photography and intentional camera movement. Portraits of various famous people - Marilyn Monroe, Nixon, Karajan, Stravinsky, Welles, Sinatra, Einstein & others.

(http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery/abstract/colorAbstract10.jpg)  (http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery/abstract/colorAbstract04.jpg)    (http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery/creation/iceForm.jpg)     (http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery/motion/regatta.jpg)

(http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery/motion/toro.jpg)   (http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery/motion/bullfight.jpg)   (http://www.ernst-haas.com/bwGallery/abstract/bwAbstract09.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 12, 2014, 11:42:46 PM
Street photography..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5073/14195564193_d51a4168d2_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14195564193&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 13, 2014, 12:43:45 AM
My daughters playing in the water.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/11093228485_4b74c0f254_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hUgGm6)My Daughters in Kending, Taiwan (https://flic.kr/p/hUgGm6) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 13, 2014, 10:18:56 PM
My daughters playing in the water.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/11093228485_4b74c0f254_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hUgGm6)My Daughters in Kending, Taiwan (https://flic.kr/p/hUgGm6) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Lovely picture, very well composed. :)


Thread duty - click to view large

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/13996128070_bb455bff04_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=13996128070&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 14, 2014, 05:56:03 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8089249838_34c4edbb67_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/djPw9N)20121015-P1020913-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/djPw9N) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Here's a flattering picture of the Mrs.    Angle someone like this to take off 10 pounds.  Soft lighting to take off 10 years :)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152815233_8f92b4aa65_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dqriVT)The Mrs.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dqriVT) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on May 14, 2014, 06:02:59 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8089249838_34c4edbb67_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/djPw9N)20121015-P1020913-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/djPw9N) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Here's a flattering picture of the Mrs.    Angle someone like this to take off 10 pounds.  Soft lighting to take off 10 years :)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152815233_8f92b4aa65_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dqriVT)The Mrs.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dqriVT) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

That's another thing we have in common Bak. Your wife is too pretty for her husband.  :) :blank:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 14, 2014, 06:14:29 PM
That's another thing we have in common Bak. Your wife is too pretty for her husband.  :) :blank:

  You wouldn't believe how often I've heard that (because you haven't seen what I look like ???).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on May 14, 2014, 07:29:49 PM
  You wouldn't believe how often I've heard that (because you haven't seen what I look like ???).
Sure I have. You posted pix. I'm not just speculating.

I leave speculation, guesswork, and hunches to Nate and Floristan; I prove things.

 :laugh: >:D >:D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 14, 2014, 09:35:56 PM
Sure I have. You posted pix. I'm not just speculating.

Ah. I didn't know about that thread til today.  You keep a sharp eye out!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on May 14, 2014, 10:18:34 PM
Ah. I didn't know about that thread til today.  You keep a sharp eye out!
I on the other hand do look like my avatar, except taller. And balder.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 14, 2014, 10:27:11 PM
I on the other hand do look like my avatar, except taller. And balder.

Aaaaw.  I'll bet you're cute :-*
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 15, 2014, 03:06:02 AM
Aaaaw.  I'll bet you're cute :-*

With those chubby cheeks, he couldn't be less than cute.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Florestan on May 15, 2014, 03:17:22 AM
I leave speculation, guesswork, and hunches to Nate and Floristan; I prove things.

By all means, it's true. Only, we speculate and guesswork about how best to design and build things people need (or are made into believing they need), while you prove things nobody except you and your caste cares about whether they are true or false.  >:D ;D :P
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 15, 2014, 04:59:07 AM
Here's a flattering picture of the Mrs.    Angle someone like this to take off 10 pounds.  Soft lighting to take off 10 years :)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152815233_8f92b4aa65_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dqriVT)The Mrs.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dqriVT) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Beautiful portrait, Al. I love the (market?) setting, too, the colors.

I used a different bag of tricks to take a decade or two off the ex (she was 57): a softening filter and fill flash.

Swampland

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA170767_crop_900.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 15, 2014, 05:28:22 AM
Beautiful work, Sarge - fill flash is of course a must in that situation. Love the background, do you have any of just the reflections on the lake (preferably out of focus :P)

Click to see large
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/14004966067_f10f987748.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14004966067&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 15, 2014, 05:45:02 AM
Beautiful work, Sarge - fill flash is of course a must in that situation. Love the background, do have any of just the reflections on the lake (preferably out of focus :P)

 ;D :D ;D

I know my ex took a few shots of the lake (she had her camera with her). I probably did too. I'll see what I have. If they are too obviously in focus, I'll run them through photoshop for you   ;D ;)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 15, 2014, 05:47:24 AM
Beautiful portrait, Al. I love the (market?) setting, too, the colors.

I used a different bag of tricks to take a decade or two off the ex (she was 57): a softening filter and fill flash.
Sarge

   Wow! It's hard to believe she's 57, and I don't mean because of a filter and fill flash. 

 BTW, that's a row of motor scooters in the background of my picture. They are just parked in the street (the picture was taken in front of a McDonalds here in Taiwan).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 15, 2014, 06:07:50 AM
   Wow! It's hard to believe she's 57, and I don't mean because of a filter and fill flash.
+1
Quote
BTW, that's a row of motor scooters in the background of my picture. They are just parked in the street (the picture was taken in front of a McDonalds here in Taiwan).
They were easy enough to recognize, but I would have guessed they were in some parking space. An excellent portrait for sure, although I would make sure the mrs doesn't see the comments..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 15, 2014, 06:20:31 AM
Love the background, do have any of just the reflections on the lake (preferably out of focus :P)

Shot with an Olympus E-300 at Silver Lake, Ohio, near my hometown, in 2005. This isn't the lake but a pond and swampy area near the lake. I didn't manipulate the images in any way except cropping and downsizing. The last one is my Monet  8)  Left click to enlarge.

RELECTIONS

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150654_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150656_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150655_1024.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150659_1024.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150658_1024.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 15, 2014, 06:31:14 AM
Nice. Actually the 3rd from the bottom reminds me most of Monet (and is my favorite).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 15, 2014, 06:38:31 AM
Shot with an Olympus E-300 at Silver Lake, Ohio, near my hometown, in 2005. This isn't the lake but a pond and swampy area near the lake. I didn't manipulate the images in any way except cropping and downsizing. The last one is my Monet  8)  Left click to enlarge.

RELECTIONS

Sarge
Lovely! I like the last two most, what with the leaves and branches messing up the others ever so slightly. Despite the subject matter, Caillebotte is whom I thought of when I saw the last one, not Monet - what with the lines from the reflections of the trees, and just the way he painted reflected light. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 15, 2014, 06:41:39 AM
   Wow! It's hard to believe she's 57, and I don't mean because of a filter and fill flash.

I'll pass on the compliment. She's used to hearing it (that she looks way younger than she is) from family, friends, and strangers, too, but I'm not sure she ever believes it.

BTW, that's a row of motor scooters in the background of my picture. They are just parked in the street (the picture was taken in front of a McDonalds here in Taiwan).

You have a great eye, seeing interesting images in the mundane and transforming them into superb art.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 16, 2014, 03:33:25 AM
Click the picture to see big on white
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/14011223059_137d5a26e5_c.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14011223059&size=large&bg=white)

Bananas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14011223059/) by Janacekian (https://www.flickr.com/people/janacekian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 16, 2014, 04:16:32 AM
If I had to choose the banana option, I'd choose these  ;)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 16, 2014, 04:17:06 AM
March of the Geese


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150716_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 16, 2014, 04:39:53 AM
March of the Geese

Sarge
Holst's Mars suits this well.  ;D


If I had to choose the banana option, I'd choose these  ;)

Sarge
I too prefer it to that obnoxious gif.  8)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4in9srVNS1rwcc6bo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 16, 2014, 05:06:03 AM
Taken with my iPhone 5S with very minor editing done. From the Atlanta Zoo, and I certainly will allow luck to take some credit here...


(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/img_5619.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 16, 2014, 05:10:22 AM
Another animal related pic...My then almost-2 year old son in Zen mode watching the Otter display at Richmond's Maymont Park...


(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_4599.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 16, 2014, 05:30:00 AM
You have a great eye, seeing interesting images in the mundane and transforming them into superb art.

 You are too too generous, Sarge, but I'll accept the compliment anyway ;D

  As geese have become a topic, here's a weird scene I encountered on my way to work one day

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/9964082663_09fca986f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF)20130927-P1040591-1-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 16, 2014, 07:52:45 AM
You are too too generous, Sarge, but I'll accept the compliment anyway ;D

  As geese have become a topic, here's a weird scene I encountered on my way to work one day

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/9964082663_09fca986f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF)20130927-P1040591-1-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

They own that road. Geese are like that  ;D


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 16, 2014, 07:54:00 AM
Taken with my iPhone 5S with very minor editing done. From the Atlanta Zoo, and I certainly will allow luck to take some credit here...


(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/img_5619.jpg)

Great capture. Cropping for just the face works well too...scary stare.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 16, 2014, 09:42:35 AM
You are too too generous, Sarge, but I'll accept the compliment anyway ;D

  As geese have become a topic, here's a weird scene I encountered on my way to work one day
Wonderful!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: MishaK on May 16, 2014, 10:33:15 AM
A little selection of Chicago area avifauna I photographed over the years.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvk116/sets/72157640859219843/

Misha
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 17, 2014, 12:26:16 AM
A little selection of Chicago area avifauna I photographed over the years.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvk116/sets/72157640859219843/

Misha
Lovely, particularly the Savannah Sparrow from Rollins Savannah, IL, and the Red-winged Blackbird from Evanston, IL
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 17, 2014, 12:37:18 AM
North Star, nice to hear you are thinking about a camera.  My new lens is a prime for the m4/3 system.  If you aren't getting a full on DSLR, you might think about M4/3.  Sometimes you can find a Panasonic GF3 with a 14mm F2.5 prime for about $160US.   Pretty nice, and a good zoom can be had for $150 or so, I think.  Of course there are lots of good cameras, Compact and up....
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 17, 2014, 12:50:47 AM
I was thinking something along the lines of Nikon D7100 or D610, actually - and lenses to with it, but I have very limited experience of lenses - I haven't even used a prime lens..

Probably one of these, with some of the lenses offered - any ideas of the lenses would be appreciated. :)

http://www.rajalacamera.fi/nikon-d800-paketti.html
http://www.rajalacamera.fi/nikon-d610-paketti.html
http://www.rajalacamera.fi/nikon-d7100-paketti.html
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 17, 2014, 01:10:35 AM
I was thinking something along the lines of Nikon D7100 or D610, actually - and lenses to with it, but I have very limited experience of lenses - I haven't even used a prime lens..

Probably one of these, with some of the lenses offered - any ideas of the lenses would be appreciated. :)

http://www.rajalacamera.fi/nikon-d800-paketti.html
http://www.rajalacamera.fi/nikon-d610-paketti.html
http://www.rajalacamera.fi/nikon-d7100-paketti.html

  Holy cow, you aren't fooling around! Full frame is great...
   I shoot Canon so know nothing about Nikon lenses, although I know a lot about 3rd party companies that make lenses for both companies. In fact, right now Sigma is about the most exciting maker out there.  They have a stellar 35mm F1.4, a wonderful 85mm F1.4 and have a new 50mm 1.4 coming out that is supposed to be wonderful.  These are all cheaper than the Nikon equivalents, if I am not mistaken.
  I think Canon is considered to be a bit ahead in the camera wars these days. If you haven't already, you might want to consider the Canon 6D. If you will be broke after you get a body, Canon makes a 50mm F1.8 that can be had for about $100US.  It has a terribly noisy focusing system, and is made out of cheap plastic, but it is small, light, very sharp, and dead cheap.  If your money situation has approved a lot and you like shooting wide angle, Nikon has a 14-24mm that is widely respected.   The best wide angle lens deal, however, is a Korean made manual 14mm lens marketed as both Samyang and Rokinon that can be had for $300+ 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 17, 2014, 01:38:30 AM
  Holy cow, you aren't fooling around! Full frame is great...
   I shoot Canon so know nothing about Nikon lenses, although I know a lot about 3rd party companies that make lenses for both companies. In fact, right now Sigma is about the most exciting maker out there.  They have a stellar 35mm F1.4, a wonderful 85mm F1.4 and have a new 50mm 1.4 coming out that is supposed to be wonderful.  These are all cheaper than the Nikon equivalents, if I am not mistaken.
  I think Canon is considered to be a bit ahead in the camera wars these days. If you haven't already, you might want to consider the Canon 6D. If you will be broke after you get a body, Canon makes a 50mm F1.8 that can be had for about $100US.  It has a terribly noisy focusing system, and is made out of cheap plastic, but it is small, light, very sharp, and dead cheap.  If your money situation has approved a lot and you like shooting wide angle, Nikon has a 14-24mm that is widely respected.   The best wide angle lens deal, however, is a Korean made manual 14mm lens marketed as both Samyang and Rokinon that can be had for $300+
I certainly haven't decided to not consider Canon, the 6D looks very nice.

These sets would cost 2395 € or 2399 € respectfully - and both come with Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB and Adobe Lightroom 5 & Premiere Elements 11.. I might not get them while these offers are on, though.
Canon EOS 6D + 24-70/4 L IS USM
Canon EOS 6D + 24-105/4 L IS USM
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 17, 2014, 02:41:19 AM
I certainly haven't decided to not consider Canon, the 6D looks very nice.

These sets would cost 2395 € or 2399 € respectfully - and both come with Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB and Adobe Lightroom 5 & Premiere Elements 11.. I might not get them while these offers are on, though.
Canon EOS 6D + 24-70/4 L IS USM
Canon EOS 6D + 24-105/4 L IS USM

Ouch, much higher than US prices.  Those are both pretty good lenses, though.  I'm addicted to shooting wide open for blurred background effects, however, so don't have a mid-range zoom.  I've used a good percentage of the Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses.  If you want to do some lens research, photozone has nice reviews for Canon and Nikon as well as third party companies that make lenses adapted for their bodies.  At flickr you can go to the lens sample thread for any lens and see what people are doing with them (to see how good they are--or can be, rather).  I'm a member of a big Canon group called "Photography on the Net", and it has good discussion threads for various lenses and bodies, and is good for buying second hand gear, too.  Lots of good pix, as well.  Canon and Nikon bodies are comparable, but I think Canon has more lenses and they are generally quite a bit cheaper than Nikon's.  Using Sigma can save you a lot of money on lenses, however.   I really like Sigma, myself. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 17, 2014, 03:32:50 AM
Ouch, much higher than US prices.
Yes indeed.  :(

Quote
Those are both pretty good lenses, though.  I'm addicted to shooting wide open for blurred background effects, however, so don't have a mid-range zoom.  I've used a good percentage of the Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses.  If you want to do some lens research, photozone has nice reviews for Canon and Nikon as well as third party companies that make lenses adapted for their bodies.  At flickr you can go to the lens sample thread for any lens and see what people are doing with them (to see how good they are--or can be, rather).  I'm a member of a big Canon group called "Photography on the Net", and it has good discussion threads for various lenses and bodies, and is good for buying second hand gear, too.  Lots of good pix, as well.  Canon and Nikon bodies are comparable, but I think Canon has more lenses and they are generally quite a bit cheaper than Nikon's.  Using Sigma can save you a lot of money on lenses, however.   I really like Sigma, myself.
I'll have to look into the lens situation. :)


Thread duty
It's a heatwave in Finland now, with possible thunderstorms - and obviously lots of clouds..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/14017907517_8e10a5c483.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14017907517/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 17, 2014, 06:51:56 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5195/14205627665_d384d7908b.jpg)

Clouds XVI (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14205627665/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 18, 2014, 01:29:57 PM
  Holy cow, you aren't fooling around! Full frame is great...
   I shoot Canon so know nothing about Nikon lenses, although I know a lot about 3rd party companies that make lenses for both companies. In fact, right now Sigma is about the most exciting maker out there.  They have a stellar 35mm F1.4, a wonderful 85mm F1.4 and have a new 50mm 1.4 coming out that is supposed to be wonderful.  These are all cheaper than the Nikon equivalents, if I am not mistaken.
  I think Canon is considered to be a bit ahead in the camera wars these days. If you haven't already, you might want to consider the Canon 6D. If you will be broke after you get a body, Canon makes a 50mm F1.8 that can be had for about $100US.  It has a terribly noisy focusing system, and is made out of cheap plastic, but it is small, light, very sharp, and dead cheap.  If your money situation has approved a lot and you like shooting wide angle, Nikon has a 14-24mm that is widely respected.   The best wide angle lens deal, however, is a Korean made manual 14mm lens marketed as both Samyang and Rokinon that can be had for $300+
Ouch, much higher than US prices.  Those are both pretty good lenses, though.  I'm addicted to shooting wide open for blurred background effects, however, so don't have a mid-range zoom.  I've used a good percentage of the Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses.  If you want to do some lens research, photozone has nice reviews for Canon and Nikon as well as third party companies that make lenses adapted for their bodies.  At flickr you can go to the lens sample thread for any lens and see what people are doing with them (to see how good they are--or can be, rather).  I'm a member of a big Canon group called "Photography on the Net" and it has good discussion threads for various lenses and bodies, and is good for buying second hand gear, too.  Lots of good pix, as well.  Canon and Nikon bodies are comparable, but I think Canon has more lenses and they are generally quite a bit cheaper than Nikon's.  Using Sigma can save you a lot of money on lenses, however.   I really like Sigma, myself.
How do you mean that Canon is considered to be ahead of Nikon? I seem to get the impression that they're pretty close to each other, Nikon is considered slightly better for landscapes (sensor, more focus points), and Canon for portraiture (white balance, better focus with reservations) - the Canon 6D does look very intriguing, but even POTN folks don't seem to think it's better (or worse) than D610. Ken Rockwell likes the 6D, I suppose that's something. (BTW, this piece of software he reviewed looks pretty amazing, not that I'm considering getting a fisheye. (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/dxo/optics-pro.htm)). If I had to choose now, I might take the Canon.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 18, 2014, 01:32:34 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14236568203_5d342afa97_c.jpg)

Clouds XVII (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14236568203/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 19, 2014, 03:39:53 AM
The first is a technical failure with the far right burnt out (shooting in the desert sun was a challenge I didn't always overcome) but I still love the image for the pose and her expression.


Cactus

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/cactus.jpg)


Bark

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/bark_1200.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 19, 2014, 04:06:24 AM
The first is a technical failure with the far right burnt out (shooting in the desert sun was a challenge I didn't always overcome) but I still love the image for the pose and her expression.

Sarge

Technical failures are nothing if they aren't artistic failures - and here the burn out bits surely add to the image, conveying the heat present. I'm pretty sure I'd like it less if it wasn't 'flawed' like this :)

This, on the other hand, is seriously overexposed..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/13103444365_3ea73c9f0e.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13103444365/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 19, 2014, 04:42:36 AM
The first is a technical failure with the far right burnt out (shooting in the desert sun was a challenge I didn't always overcome) but I still love the image for the pose and her expression.


Cactus

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/cactus.jpg)


It's actually the asymmetry of the image that I like, the light and dark balance the subject. It's a personal preference, but I've always found many good mistakes in photography, mainly mine of course especially with my son who would give me zero time to make adjustments.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 19, 2014, 05:01:02 AM
Technical failures are nothing if they aren't artistic failures - and here the burn out bits surely add to the image, conveying the heat present. I'm pretty sure I'd like it less if it wasn't 'flawed' like this :)f0e.jpg[/img][/url]

It's actually the asymmetry of the image that I like, the light and dark balance the subject.

Thanks, guys. Your comments make me see the "flaw" differently now.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 19, 2014, 09:53:53 AM
How do you mean that Canon is considered to be ahead of Nikon? I seem to get the impression that they're pretty close to each other, Nikon is considered slightly better for landscapes (sensor, more focus points), and Canon for portraiture (white balance, better focus with reservations)...
I see you answered that already, Al - better lens selection.
I can't help being amused by Rockwell's advice that one doesn't need a telephoto lens with the 6D, since one can just crop. Probably he is right, apart from specialist use, obviously.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 19, 2014, 04:23:28 PM
I see you answered that already, Al - better lens selection.
I can't help being amused by Rockwell's advice that one doesn't need a telephoto lens with the 6D, since one can just crop. Probably he is right, apart from specialist use, obviously.

  Ken Rockwell isn't exactly a photography oracle. He just started his own review blog and then begs for money at the end.  He is fun to read, and often makes good common-sense comments, but I don't think anyone takes him very seriously. 
   And yeah, more variety and cheaper prices for lenses are the Canon "edge".  If you get bit by the lens bug (or get GAS--"Gear Acquisition Syndrome") that will be important down the road.  BTW, if smaller and lighter is really important to you, Sony's new mirrorless full frame cameras are pretty interesting.  Not many lenses, however, and the lens/camera balance tends to be poor.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on May 19, 2014, 04:39:32 PM
Please guys, don't feed Baklavaboy's CDSLRCD.
Moonfish and I are fighting mightily to keep him addicted to discs. Distractions do not help.
 ;)

Yooohooo, Al ...


Give me a home, pleeeeeeease


 >:D :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 19, 2014, 04:44:37 PM
Please guys, don't feed Baklavaboy's CDSLRCD.
Moonfish and I are fighting mightily to keep him addicted to discs. Distractions do not help.
 ;)

Yooohooo, Al ...


Give me a home, pleeeeeeease


 >:D :laugh:

 Already got it :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on May 19, 2014, 04:47:54 PM
Please guys, don't feed Baklavaboy's CDSLRCD.
Moonfish and I are fighting mightily to keep him addicted to discs. Distractions do not help.
 ;)

Yooohooo, Al ...


Give me a home, pleeeeeeease


 >:D :laugh:
Akwardly posed photo,too.  Boring lighting.  Not up to this thread's standards.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 19, 2014, 08:17:09 PM
About Sarge's pic, I agree that the blowout is no problem.  They always teach "no blown out or totally black areas", but really those often look great if the main subject is properly exposed.
 
 I actually took a couple of pictures on Sunday. Very rare these days. Here are two contrasting bikers (the "pro" in the second picture is visible in the background of the picture of the homeless guy, btw).

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wedlHJe9bOU/U3rVlgvAJlI/AAAAAAAADuU/9Fv-PfnBpwk/w1433-h905-no/20140518-DC2C9720.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uI9wHLaihJ8/U3rVll2XJpI/AAAAAAAADuc/_X4SPgnrxl8/w1405-h905-no/20140518-DC2C9723.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 19, 2014, 11:10:25 PM
Very nice pictures, Al!

  Ken Rockwell isn't exactly a photography oracle. He just started his own review blog and then begs for money at the end.  He is fun to read, and often makes good common-sense comments, but I don't think anyone takes him very seriously. 
   And yeah, more variety and cheaper prices for lenses are the Canon "edge".  If you get bit by the lens bug (or get GAS--"Gear Acquisition Syndrome") that will be important down the road.  BTW, if smaller and lighter is really important to you, Sony's new mirrorless full frame cameras are pretty interesting.  Not many lenses, however, and the lens/camera balance tends to be poor.

Very true re: Rockwell - hardly someone I'd hire to take any kind of photographs.
'Smaller and lighter' isn't important at all - 6D seems to weigh pretty much the same (or less) as the D90, and that thing is far from being heavy to handle.
I don't plan to need a dedicated room for my lens collection, but of course if/when my interests & skills develop, that might change. The 24-70 should keep me happy for a long while, I imagine.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 19, 2014, 11:16:20 PM
The 24-70 should keep me happy for a long while, I imagine.

  Hmmm. You could be right, but it would be unusual. Most want a mid-range prime for indoors or shallow-depth-of-field shooting.  Almost every company has a cheap 50mm F1.8.   That's a must, in my opinion (although F1.4 or F1.2 is even better >:D >:D).  If you do go Canon, they have a cute, cheap 40mm F2.8 pancake that is very cheap. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 19, 2014, 11:58:18 PM
  Hmmm. You could be right, but it would be unusual. Most want a mid-range prime for indoors or shallow-depth-of-field shooting.  Almost every company has a cheap 50mm F1.8.   That's a must, in my opinion (although F1.4 or F1.2 is even better >:D >:D).  If you do go Canon, they have a cute, cheap 40mm F2.8 pancake that is very cheap. 
Well yes, I'd surely like a prime, too, but it's probably going to be more economical to get the kit lens first. The F1.2 50mm is sth I won't be getting before I win the lottery, though. :P
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on May 20, 2014, 11:15:53 AM
About Sarge's pic, I agree that the blowout is no problem.  They always teach "no blown out or totally black areas", but really those often look great if the main subject is properly exposed.

If I remember correctly, I had a frustrating time in my college photography class coming up with shots that had some pure black in them, which was one of the professor's requirements.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 20, 2014, 11:19:40 AM
If I remember correctly, I had a frustrating time in my college photography class coming up with shots that had some pure black in them, which was one of the professor's requirements.
Some pure black/white is different from large completely black/blown out areas, though - quite often b&w photographers want the full scale from black to white in the photos.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on May 20, 2014, 11:29:45 AM
Some pure black/white is different from large completely black/blown out areas, though - quite often b&w photographers want the full scale from black to white in the photos.

Got it! I think that was what he was striving for.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 20, 2014, 11:51:19 AM
From Friday & Saturday:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/14229999264_34e09e64df.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14229999264&size=large)


(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14219662594_2aa774c3b6.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14219662594&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 20, 2014, 11:55:25 AM
Lovely, thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 21, 2014, 03:42:31 AM
Lovely, thanks!
Thank you.

Summer has arrived here in earnest during the past couple of days. :)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14050129668_9889fa30ed.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14050129668/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 21, 2014, 05:01:42 AM
Love that lamp shot, North Star.

  This is from Sun Moon lake here in Taiwan.  One of the few times I actually made it out for dawn shooting...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5120/7082137259_a66397aab6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bMPNEP)Blue Dawn--Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bMPNEP) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 21, 2014, 05:04:50 AM
Love that lamp shot, North Star.
Thanks, Al!

Quote
This is from Sun Moon lake here in Taiwan.  One of the few times I actually made it out for dawn shooting...
That's a fantastic picture!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 21, 2014, 05:07:43 AM
That's a fantastic picture!

Exquisite!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 21, 2014, 05:14:47 AM
Thanks guys ;D  One of my more successful efforts.

  This is from the same area, a bit later. 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/7083900287_52f0a0008b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bMYQKR)DC2C5244.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bMYQKR) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on May 21, 2014, 05:19:41 AM
Love that lamp shot, North Star.

  This is from Sun Moon lake here in Taiwan.  One of the few times I actually made it out for dawn shooting...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5120/7082137259_a66397aab6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bMPNEP)Blue Dawn--Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bMPNEP) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
1. That's excellent Al.
2. Proof you do not need more lenses.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 21, 2014, 05:24:51 AM
Thanks guys ;D  One of my more successful efforts.

  This is from the same area, a bit later.
Another lovely shot! I'm very grateful you posted this, as I was just posting to ask which lens you used for the first one, and noticed you posted it in the 24/105 1/4 L IS USM group after, I thought, I had already posted that question. :D
It seems to work just fine, too. Which makes me think again that I might be better off buying a zoom first, and getting primes later on..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 21, 2014, 05:33:13 AM
Thanks guys ;D  One of my more successful efforts.

  This is from the same area, a bit later. 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/7083900287_52f0a0008b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bMYQKR)DC2C5244.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bMYQKR) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Fabulous color, in both conditions.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 21, 2014, 07:51:17 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14234843831_cf0b49018b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14234843831/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 21, 2014, 11:43:33 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/14056350489_e98256c0b3.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14056350489&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 22, 2014, 06:22:33 AM
North Star, nice shallow DoF and lovely bokeh.  Impressive for a crop sensor and kit zoom lens. 

   This is a billboard with a picture of my two daughters in a real-estate ad.  The billboard picture wasn't taken by me...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5252/5488507890_8d4e38f46f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9n13bo)Josie and Nikky in a Kevin Wang Ad (https://flic.kr/p/9n13bo) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr


   And here is my son, from an unusual perspective. This pic is about 3 years old, actually.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5013/5488517444_1b0a59b62c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9n1627)Reverse Angle (https://flic.kr/p/9n1627) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 22, 2014, 06:26:33 AM
From the forthcoming coffee-table book, Lenses at Risk!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 22, 2014, 07:37:49 AM
North Star, nice shallow DoF and lovely bokeh.  Impressive for a crop sensor and kit zoom lens. 

   This is a billboard with a picture of my two daughters in a real-estate ad.  The billboard picture wasn't taken by me...

   And here is my son, from an unusual perspective. This pic is about 3 years old, actually.
Thanks!
Not a kit lens, though - it's the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC.

Very nice work from you, too!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on May 22, 2014, 05:24:08 PM
North Star, nice shallow DoF and lovely bokeh.  Impressive for a crop sensor and kit zoom lens. 

   This is a billboard with a picture of my two daughters in a real-estate ad.  The billboard picture wasn't taken by me...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5252/5488507890_8d4e38f46f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9n13bo)Josie and Nikky in a Kevin Wang Ad (https://flic.kr/p/9n13bo) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr


   And here is my son, from an unusual perspective. This pic is about 3 years old, actually.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5013/5488517444_1b0a59b62c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9n1627)Reverse Angle (https://flic.kr/p/9n1627) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

The girls, happily, take after their mother.
Now as to your son ....

 >:D :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :P
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 22, 2014, 08:48:47 PM
Now as to your son ....

 ;D
  Wow, did I ever set myself up for that one. 
    Well played.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 23, 2014, 03:18:53 AM
Yet another one from Wednesday:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5320/14064026500_cfcfeac8ae.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14064026500&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 23, 2014, 04:13:20 AM
My Alien Niece  Left click to enlarge.


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Mira_0478_edit3_snap_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 23, 2014, 04:40:14 AM
The original niece, before her transmogrification.


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Mira_0478.jpg)



Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 23, 2014, 04:48:09 AM
Quite the photoshop skills, Sarge 8). 
         That said, I really like the original picture.  She kind of has a little Mona Lisa thing going...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 23, 2014, 05:51:00 AM
I really like the original picture.  She kind of has a little Mona Lisa thing going...
+1
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 24, 2014, 12:20:27 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14070042977_48a6d4e5d3.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14070042977&bg=white&size=large)
Summer Flowers III
Click the link and see in larger size.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on May 24, 2014, 03:52:56 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14070042977_48a6d4e5d3.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14070042977&bg=white&size=large)
Summer Flowers III
Click the link and see in larger size.

Are dandelions as ubiquitous and reviled there as they are here? In reality, they're pretty little wildflowers, but because they're considered weeds when they pop up in lawns, there must be a hundred different products on the market to kill them. (Much to my neighbor's chagrin, I currently have a dandelion sanctuary growing around my house, which I personally have no problem with.)   :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 24, 2014, 04:04:22 AM
Are dandelions as ubiquitous and reviled there as they are here? In reality, they're pretty little wildflowers, but because they're considered weeds when they pop up in lawns, there must be a hundred different products on the market to kill them. (Much to my neighbor's chagrin, I currently have a dandelion sanctuary growing around my house, which I personally have no problem with.)   :)
At least as ubiquitous & reviled, I'd say :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on May 24, 2014, 11:45:35 AM
(http://jesusfuck.me/di/CAM0/MoreMiles.jpg)

Me, moments ago, a few blocks from home.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 24, 2014, 11:49:56 AM
(http://jesusfuck.me/di/CAM0/MoreMiles.jpg)

Me, moments ago, a few blocks from home.

So cool...the image and our George  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 24, 2014, 12:06:13 PM
Are dandelions as ubiquitous and reviled there as they are here? In reality, they're pretty little wildflowers, but because they're considered weeds when they pop up in lawns, there must be a hundred different products on the market to kill them. (Much to my neighbor's chagrin, I currently have a dandelion sanctuary growing around my house, which I personally have no problem with.)   :)

For twelve years Mrs. Rock and I cultivated dandelions too. It was the favorite food of our vegan lizard, Fafner. He would get so excited seeing yellow in our hand, approaching his terrarium.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ChamberNut on May 24, 2014, 12:12:02 PM
For twelve years Mrs. Rock and I cultivated dandelions too. It was the favorite food of our vegan lizard, Fafner. He would get so excited seeing yellow in our hand, approaching his terrarium.

Sarge

That's so awesome that you had a lizard named Fafner!  :D  Did you have another one named Herbie?  ;)

We have lots of dandelions.  Pissenlits, as we call them in French.  Many people would make wine with the yellow flower part.  Apparently very high alcohol content and potent.  never tried it myself.  ;D  They (dandelions) are a weed here in Canada!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 24, 2014, 12:18:42 PM
That's so awesome that you had a lizard named Fafner!  :D  Did you have another one named Herbie?  ;)

Herbie K, that'll be the name of our next pet   8)

Here's Mrs. Rock and our dragon Fafner:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img220_crop_900.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ChamberNut on May 24, 2014, 12:21:33 PM
Herbie K, that'll be the name of our next pet   8)

Here's Mrs. Rock and Fafner:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img220_crop_900.jpg)


Sarge

Sweet!   :D  And, it seems as if Fafner is trying to snatch 'The Ring'.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 24, 2014, 12:24:24 PM
Sweet!   :D  And, it seems as if Fafner is trying to snatch 'The Ring'.  :laugh:

Yes, he was attracted to, and addicted to, anything yellow  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 24, 2014, 05:56:54 PM
(http://jesusfuck.me/di/CAM0/MoreMiles.jpg)

Me, moments ago, a few blocks from home.

 Miles Davis playing at the Hogwart's Express platform? Those kids get all the best amenities...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 28, 2014, 04:20:08 AM
Nos. 18 & 19 (see them all here (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157644473204666/))

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/14306035373_978998b295.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14306035373/)



(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/14289780494_20fe1d2ab9.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14289780494/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 28, 2014, 04:33:38 AM
Zowie, those are beauties.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 28, 2014, 04:38:19 AM
Zowie, those are beauties.
Thanks, Karl! :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 28, 2014, 04:51:40 AM
Zowie, those are beauties.

My favorites so far. I especially like XIX, those layers.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/14289780494_20fe1d2ab9.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14289780494/)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on May 28, 2014, 05:15:33 AM
My favorites so far. I especially like XIX, those layers.

Sarge
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 30, 2014, 03:30:02 AM
Footprints

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Footprintsinthesand.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on May 31, 2014, 04:54:27 PM
Footprints

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Footprintsinthesand.jpg)


Sarge

That might be my favorite image of this thread.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 31, 2014, 04:56:27 PM
That might be my favorite image of this thread.

It's incredibly composed. Bravo, Sarge!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on May 31, 2014, 05:35:58 PM
Wait...Sarge took that photo?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 31, 2014, 06:21:18 PM
Wait...Sarge took that photo?

I think so, I believe everything he's posted has been his own photos.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on May 31, 2014, 06:37:13 PM
I think so, I believe everything he's posted has been his own photos.

Wow, nice work, Sarge!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 31, 2014, 09:31:10 PM
You know, in internet chat groups it extremely common for people to lie about their identity, looks, etc.
               That could actually be Sarge :D


  I'm in Osaka for a few days.  Here are some Japan pics.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5118/14124524359_0a5d847694_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw8T14)P1100156-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nw8T14) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/14296534762_f0823dde46_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nMktGE)P1100048-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nMktGE) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14124521288_ed179cf12c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw8S67)P1100033-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nw8S67) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 01, 2014, 07:53:17 AM
You know, in internet chat groups it extremely common for people to lie about their identity, looks, etc.
               That could actually be Sarge :D

Yes, that's my most accomplished self-portrait to date  ;D

It was taken at Kino Bay, Mexico, on the Gulf of California. The model is my ex.


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 01, 2014, 08:01:56 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14124521288_ed179cf12c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw8S67)P1100033-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nw8S67) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr


I love this. How much did you have to pay those guys to line up so perfectly for you  ;D ;)

It reminds me of a street shot I took about ten years ago. I'll go dig it up.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 01, 2014, 08:13:35 AM
I like the juxtaposition of the brightly draped girl, who seems to be in motion even while standing still, with the dull gray immobility of the three old men.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_0130.JPG)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 01, 2014, 10:35:19 AM
I'm in Osaka for a few days.  Here are some Japan pics.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14124521288_ed179cf12c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw8S67)P1100033-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nw8S67) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Great work!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 01, 2014, 11:14:42 PM
No. 20
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5545/14326448284_f5c22d1a3d.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14326448284&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 01, 2014, 11:49:10 PM


   The ex, eh? Apparently music is not the only area where you have good aesthetic judgment.  And I see what you mean about the contrast of the young women and others.  She really knows what she's got ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 02, 2014, 04:32:17 AM
Click the link and see the larger version

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/14142139159_c9a944078e.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14142139159&bg=white&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 02, 2014, 04:36:54 AM
Click the link and see the larger version

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/14142139159_c9a944078e.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14142139159&bg=white&size=large)

That's gorgeous. I just stole it and made it my desktop  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 02, 2014, 04:37:38 AM
North Star--I love it! I must confess the clouds weren't really doing it for me, however, I love that--clicking and seeing it large really is impressive.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 02, 2014, 04:50:05 AM
I posted these pics in the wine thread several years ago. Worth preserving here, I think. The girl was 10 or so, serving her father's wine at the annual wine fest in the vineyards above Nierstein Germany. The guy in the middle photo had complained his wine was corked so she poured herself a glass to test the bottle. The last photo shows her giving it a professional taste, swirling and sucking to aerate the wine, before she spit it out and declared he'd been right; it was defective. She opened a new bottle and the customer was satisfied  8)

Vintner's Daughter

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/BlondeGirlRotenHang2003-1_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/BlondeGirlRotenHang2003-5_1024.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/BlondeGirlRotenHang2003-4_600.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 02, 2014, 04:53:39 AM
That's gorgeous. I just stole it and made it my desktop  8)

Sarge
Thanks! - *calls the lawyer*  $:)
North Star--I love it! I must confess the clouds weren't really doing it for me, however, I love that--clicking and seeing it large really is impressive.
Cheers!
Yes, it must be seen larger through the link.
The cloud photos are certainly very different in that they don't necessarily have back-/middle- or foreground, or points that are much more interesting than others, all qualities that could certainly doom a photojournalist's career.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 02, 2014, 04:57:38 AM
I posted these pics in the wine thread several years ago. Worth preserving here, I think. The girl was 10 or so, serving her father's wine at the annual wine fest in the vineyards above Nierstein Germany. The guy in the middle photo had complained his wine was corked so she poured herself a glass to test the bottle. The last photo shows her giving it a professional taste, swirling and sucking to aerate the wine, before she spit it out and declared he'd been right; it was defective. She opened a new bottle and the customer was satisfied  8)

Vintner's Daughter

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/BlondeGirlRotenHang2003-1_800.jpg) (http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/BlondeGirlRotenHang2003-5_1024.jpg)   (http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/BlondeGirlRotenHang2003-4_600.jpg)


Sarge
Wonderful triptych!
Social services would no doubt fly to intervene if it was here in Finland.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 02, 2014, 05:46:02 AM
Social services would no doubt fly to intervene if it was here in Finland.

In my home state Ohio you can't even sell alcohol unless you're 21 or older...which makes buying a six pack or a bottle of wine problematic when the store's cashier is only 19  ;D

The majority of German wine estates are small, family owned, with roots going back centuries. The children begin learning the business at a young age and eventually inherit. I still recall my first encounter with one of Nierstein's great estates, how shocked and amused I was to find the owner's 12-year-old daughter and two of her friends "manning" the wine booth by themselves. I knew little about German wine then. They patiently and expertly gave me a lesson, recommending certain wines, certain vintages.

The girl in my pictures is in her twenties now. She was mentioned recently, correction, three years ago! (damn, time flies when you're old and gray) in a wine blog. Included was a photo showing her at a wine seminar in London, still promoting the family product.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 03, 2014, 02:24:11 AM
It used to be in Texas, and maybe other states as well, that minors could drink if accompanied by a parent.  That's going back quite a ways (30 years ago, when I was a teen), but the law might still be around.  Surprisingly, you couldn't serve alcohol if you were underage, even back then.
   When the federal government forced states to raise their drinking age to 21, parts of Louisiana ignored it. I went to the New Orleans area with a friend of mine form there and we went to a large bar/club across from a high school. The students walked right over after school and drank and chatted. My friends and I felt old and out of place, and we were only about 20 or 21... :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 02:30:40 AM
Getting back to photography..

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14334747432_7e8fdbc3cb.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14334747432/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 03, 2014, 03:06:44 AM
Getting back to photography..

How about photography and alcohol?  8)

Champagne


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_0734_edit_faded_blur_crop_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 03:26:43 AM
Very elegant work; that sepia tone & softness make the photo dreamlike. Well composed, too - full of rule of thirds & golden ratio, but the composition doesn't look at all forced.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 03, 2014, 04:03:58 AM
Very elegant work; that sepia tone & softness make the photo dreamlike. Well composed, too - full of rule of thirds & golden ratio, but the composition doesn't look at all forced.

I'm glad you like it. It was one of the best things to come out of that particular shoot.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 03, 2014, 04:09:41 AM
It used to be in Texas, and maybe other states as well, that minors could drink if accompanied by a parent.  That's going back quite a ways (30 years ago, when I was a teen), but the law might still be around.  Surprisingly, you couldn't serve alcohol if you were underage, even back then.
   When the federal government forced states to raise their drinking age to 21, parts of Louisiana ignored it. I went to the New Orleans area with a friend of mine form there and we went to a large bar/club across from a high school. The students walked right over after school and drank and chatted. My friends and I felt old and out of place, and we were only about 20 or 21... :laugh:


One of the perks (the only one, actually  ;D ) of joining the army in 1969 was the fact that you were allowed to drink on base even if you were only 17. If you were old enough to die for your country, you were old enough to drink. I took advantage of that (not the dying part  ;) )

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ChamberNut on June 03, 2014, 04:11:12 AM
Getting back to photography..

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14334747432_7e8fdbc3cb.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14334747432/in/photostream/lightbox/)

Neat!  Is that a cat silhouette that seems to be 'carved', or should I say 'lanced' in the trunk of the tree on the right?  :)  That's where my eye was drawn to.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 04:56:09 AM
Neat!  Is that a cat silhouette that seems to be 'carved', or should I say 'lanced' in the trunk of the tree on the right?  :)  That's where my eye was drawn to.
It does have that appearance, I don't know how it has come to be there, though.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 03, 2014, 06:34:42 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/14336919774_4d52870906_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQUsKY)P1100677-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nQUsKY) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 06:43:35 AM
P1100677-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nQUsKY) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Excellent work!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 03, 2014, 06:50:43 AM
Excellent work!

  North Star, you are too generous, as usual, but thanks ;D

   Here is another one from the same "walk".  I was shooting the guy in the distance, but right as I pulled the trigger, this woman came into the frame. I like the effect.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14337680955_e463875567_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQYn2M)P1100808-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nQYn2M) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 07:29:02 AM
  North Star, you are too generous, as usual, but thanks ;D
Nah, when I do comment I'm not being too generous - I might not comment on everything I don't particularly like (and I might well see something I don't see in a photo at first later) - but it would certainly be better to practice giving constructive criticism, also to help understand what people see in those photographs they post to flickr or wherever, but you don't necessarily know why. Obviously there are those who think every photo they've ever taken of their nieces is worth seeing even if they don't know 1.61803398875 if it hit them in their eye, not to mention the most hideous violations of colour theory there.


Here is another one from the same "walk".  I was shooting the guy in the distance, but right as I pulled the trigger, this woman came into the frame. I like the effect.
Ah, more street photography. :)
With the street photographers on flickr, I think some are stretching Robert 'swindler' Capa's excellent advice "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." way too far - if you need a Plexiglas shield attached to your camera, your too close - and have forgotten basic rules of composition. Stuart Franklin first thought his photos of the Tiananmen Square Tank Man wouldn't be any good because he was shooting far away from a balcony.
   But here there is no such problem, as the vanishing point gives structure to the photo, and there are also foreground, middleground & background. I also like how the blurred woman looks towards the camera, and the man who is in focus, doesn't. Another splendid shot! :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 03, 2014, 08:17:21 AM
Here is another one from the same "walk".  I was shooting the guy in the distance, but right as I pulled the trigger, this woman came into the frame. I like the effect.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14337680955_e463875567_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQYn2M)P1100808-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nQYn2M) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Fortuitous events are part of great street photography, and this is a lovely example.

Once again your image reminds of a street shot I took. I was aiming at a bicycle too when a girl walked into the frame, out of focus, as I snapped. It was in Munich's English Garden and she was taking advantage of that location's liberal rules. Can't post it here, of course.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 09:44:32 AM
Can't post it here, of course.
However, you could get a flickr account, have 1 TB for photo storage, and share them there..


Thread duty - Click to see large

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/14152344138_28251fd546.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14152344138&size=large&bg=white)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 03, 2014, 09:55:31 AM
Ah, spring!  Lovely.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 12:20:05 PM
Ah, spring!  Lovely.
Thanks!
(thermal summer here, though :) )
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 03, 2014, 12:40:54 PM
However, you could get a flickr account, have 1 TB for photo storage, and share them there..

I have an account at ImageEvent, galleries that I share with friends and other groups. But linking to certain of those photos (like the English Garden image) is not allowed here.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 03, 2014, 01:05:10 PM
I have an account at ImageEvent, galleries that I share with friends and other groups. But linking to certain of those photos (like the English Garden image) is not allowed here.

Sarge
OK. Well, at least with Flickr you could link to your profile, and set the settings for each photo so that either anyone can see them, or flickr members, with a couple of levels for nudity and other content that are moderated by flickr, and users set their own levels for what they want to see. But I'm certainly not urging you to go to such lengths, no matter how short they are, just saying that if you want to share them, you can. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 04, 2014, 12:32:51 AM
The spider is late from its feast (Roussel time..)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/14342247364_d8e1248b8d.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14342247364/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 05, 2014, 04:48:30 AM
The spider is late from its feast (Roussel time..)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/14342247364_d8e1248b8d.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14342247364/lightbox/)(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/14158711838_ab927ea5fa.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14158711838/)

Webs are fascinating. What produced the bokeh in the second image, dew?

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 05, 2014, 04:51:26 AM
Fascinating, and frequently (as here) beautiful.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 04:53:23 AM
Webs are fascinating. What produced the bokeh in the second image, dew?

Sarge
The part of the web that is visible in the first image  8)
Fascinating, and frequently (as here) beautiful.
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 04:53:39 AM
And the last one in the series..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14350204935_3523956fc4.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14350204935/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/14342247364_d8e1248b8d.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14342247364/lightbox/)     (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/14158711838_ab927ea5fa.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14158711838/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 05, 2014, 04:56:38 AM
It's a bit funny:  I don't care for spiders in the least (though I am not genuinely arachnophobic), but I have no trouble at all appreciating the beauty of the webs.  If there's no dead fly caught in it, I mean . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 04:58:51 AM
It's a bit funny:  I don't care for spiders in the least (though I am not genuinely arachnophobic), but I have no trouble at all appreciating the beauty of the webs.  If there's no dead fly caught in it, I mean . . . .
You sayin' that fly looks ugly??  0:)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 05, 2014, 05:02:30 AM
Well, it's not at all a happy creature, anyway.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 05:05:48 AM
Well, it's not at all a happy creature, anyway.
One may assume so, I agree.

Of course, ethics is a problem with this kind of photography - should a photographer save the fly instead or take advantage of its gruesome fate.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 05, 2014, 05:11:42 AM
I fear I am compromised.  Little as I like the spider, I have no great affection for the fly, either.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 05:15:01 AM
I fear I am compromised.  Little as I like the spider, I have no great affection for the fly, either.
I'm not a fan of either creature either, but at least the spiders create those beautiful webs and eat flies.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 05, 2014, 05:30:04 AM
I'm not a fan of either creature either


Here's a creature that also spins a (metaphorical) web...much more appealing but just as dangerous  ;)

Femme Fatale, original and crop


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img067editbw800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img067editcrop.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 05:32:28 AM
Great photo - the crop works very well - that's some look!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 09:13:12 AM
Apple blossoms this time, I hope Karl doesn't have a problem with them ;) (as usually, click to see larger, and against black background)


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14166669590_a52a4bc683.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14166669590/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 05, 2014, 04:30:15 PM
Like the blossoms


Really like the "Femme Fatale".  Terrific lines.  Rather disturbing though--due to the kind of hospital-style bed vibe.   
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 05, 2014, 11:36:33 PM
More apple blossoms

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/14334408486_7216cf6ab2.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14334408486/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 06, 2014, 03:04:57 AM
Apple blossoms this time, I hope Karl doesn't have a problem with them ;) (as usually, click to see larger, and against black background)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14166669590_a52a4bc683.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14166669590/lightbox/)

Exquisite!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 07, 2014, 04:00:29 AM
Exquisite!
Thank you very much, Karl!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14179095807_ab2045d088.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14179095807/in/set-72157644642492097/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 07, 2014, 04:48:18 AM
Great photo - the crop works very well - that's some look!

Thank you. Her range of expression was extraordinary...the best, most natural model I ever worked with.

Really like the "Femme Fatale".  Terrific lines.  Rather disturbing though--due to the kind of hospital-style bed vibe.   

Glad you like the photo. It's unfortunate, though, that it reminds you of a hospital bed. It's a brass headboard. Maybe seeing it whole will help banish the original association.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/ChrisOh79-37edit_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 07, 2014, 05:03:24 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14166669590_a52a4bc683.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14166669590/lightbox/)

Love the black background. Also love the fact that you caught them before they fully blossomed. Almost alien looking.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 07, 2014, 05:22:29 AM
Glad you like the photo. It's unfortunate, though, that it reminds you of a hospital bed. It's a brass headboard. Maybe seeing it whole will help banish the original association.

Seeing it in colour helps, too - although I wouldn't say it's unfortunate, as that hospital bed look suits the mood of the photo, even if it is unintentional.
This latter one has definitely less the vibe of a picture of a female serial killer, though. I like how her leg and the blanket for a triangle.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 07, 2014, 05:22:59 AM
Love the black background. Also love the fact that you caught them before they fully blossomed. Almost alien looking.

Sarge
Thanks!
Alien looking?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 07, 2014, 05:36:11 AM
Thanks!
Alien looking?

I don't often see images of flowers at this stage. They look unusual to me and, yeah, almost other worldly. As a result I find them more interesting, more intriguing than many other photos of flowers. The black background enhances the effect.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 07, 2014, 05:51:54 AM
I don't often see images of flowers at this stage. They look unusual to me and, yeah, almost other worldly. As a result I find them more interesting, more intriguing than many other photos of flowers. The black background enhances the effect.

Sarge
OK, thanks for clarifying, I see what you mean. I agree that flowers are not too often photographed before (or after) they're in full flower, which is akin to not photographing children or elderly people.
I'm not sure I've ever taken a photograph of a flower before this March (the first of the ones below, they're in chronological order). Quite a few after that, though. :)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/13103444365_3ea73c9f0e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13103444365/)   (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/13213012335_9c2c8726b6_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13213012335/)  (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/13617736043_c53643b162_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13617736043/)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/13897840163_34591e527f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13897840163/)  (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/13982769982_d80c9fbc6f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13982769982/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 07, 2014, 08:13:30 PM
Maybe seeing it whole will help banish the original association.


Yeah, that does it :)

another bike from Japan
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14132924967_3f01528906_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwSWd8)P1100646-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nwSWd8) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 08, 2014, 12:07:39 AM
another bike from Japan

Great composition with the tree & its shadow.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 08, 2014, 02:48:41 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/14369449061_fdc1bdea0c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14369449061/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 08, 2014, 05:19:17 AM
Hopper hommage

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_0819.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 08, 2014, 05:42:24 AM
Hopper hommage

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_0819.jpg)


Sarge

You really need to see Richard Tuschman's Hopper Meditations (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/richard-tuschman-hopper-meditations). :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 08, 2014, 06:12:31 AM
You really need to see Richard Tuschman's Hopper Meditations (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/richard-tuschman-hopper-meditations). :)

Those are fantastic! Thanks for the link.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 08, 2014, 06:25:22 AM
Kitchen at the Amish Door near Wooster Ohio. Left click to enlarge.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_1186_crop_744.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 09, 2014, 04:12:28 AM
We're getting pretty prolific 8)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14195189298_57e6262c8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nCo4e5)20140606-P1100951-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nCo4e5) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/14195364247_e1fbc9a37b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nCoXer)P1090750-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nCoXer) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 09, 2014, 04:30:59 AM
We're getting pretty prolific 8)
Says the chap with 1346 images on his flickr account  8)

Those are both superb, among my favourites of your work posted here. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 09, 2014, 04:48:17 AM
Says the chap with 1346 images on his flickr account  8)
Well, I've got 109K on my harddrive, and I delete most of what I shoot :laugh:

Those are both superb, among my favourites of your work posted here. :)
   Thanks :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 09, 2014, 05:05:05 AM
We're getting pretty prolific 8)

We got a million of 'em  :laugh:

I like the overpass shot..the curves, the moody sky.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 09, 2014, 05:06:57 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/13982769982_d80c9fbc6f_z.jpg)

Fleurs, what a great series. I can't even pick a favorite, they're all so good.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 09, 2014, 05:17:17 AM
Great composition with the tree & its shadow.

Yes!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 09, 2014, 08:31:38 AM
Fleurs, what a great series. I can't even pick a favorite, they're all so good.

Sarge
Thank you very much indeed!

Well, I've got 109K on my harddrive, and I delete most of what I shoot :laugh:
   Thanks :)
I suppose this is related to the problem I usually have with street photography in general - being a lot more selective would probably help.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on June 09, 2014, 08:32:57 AM
Love this one:

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckourmouzoglou/14081935529/in/pool-lumix_1442_ois/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on June 09, 2014, 08:33:51 AM
We're getting pretty prolific 8)

Love this one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/78955290@N00/14282579855/in/pool-lumix_1442_ois/
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 09, 2014, 08:39:51 AM
Love this one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/78955290@N00/14282579855/in/pool-lumix_1442_ois/
This is just some random photo from someone using a camera similar to Al's, or am I missing something?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on June 09, 2014, 10:46:59 AM
This is just some random photo from someone using a camera similar to Al's, or am I missing something?

Not sure of the source, just love the photo.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 09, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
Not sure of the source, just love the photo.
Oh, OK. It's all fine and dandy to post that kind of thing here too, I'm sure. :)
Cool picture, too.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 10, 2014, 02:42:54 AM
Sheets and Pillows Left click to enlarge.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PB022671_edit1_bw_1200.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on June 10, 2014, 04:03:08 AM
Oooh. Better'n'better ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 10, 2014, 04:13:37 AM
Very nice indeed, Sarge!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 10, 2014, 04:42:46 AM
More Apple Blossoms  (see the album here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157644642492097/))

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/14369449061_fdc1bdea0c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14369449061/lightbox/)   (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/14402408443_0c280d37fc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14402408443/lightbox/)    (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14390398695_c60e85cae4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14390398695/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 10, 2014, 04:02:21 PM
Apple blossoms this time, I hope Karl doesn't have a problem with them ;) (as usually, click to see larger, and against black background)


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14166669590_a52a4bc683.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14166669590/lightbox/)
I edited this a bit (sharpening, dodge & burn), and I think it's quite a bit stronger now. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 11, 2014, 01:26:58 AM
Beautiful. (I cannot say I've done a close comparison, mind you.)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 11, 2014, 03:22:11 AM
Beautiful. (I cannot say I've done a close comparison, mind you.)
Thanks! (too late for that, as I didn't leave the unfinished version there :P)

Funny how flickr claims I took this photograph 9 minutes ago. I should have worked quite hastily if that was the case...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/14394062531_493771bf85_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14394062531/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 11, 2014, 04:56:04 AM
Steps

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/stepscrop.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 11, 2014, 04:57:16 AM
I edited this a bit (sharpening, dodge & burn), and I think it's quite a bit stronger now. :)

Nice revision. Don't you love the digital darkroom?  8)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 11, 2014, 05:01:40 AM
Nice revision. Don't you love the digital darkroom?  8)


Sarge
Not more than Ansel loved the chemical darkroom.. I'd certainly like to get much, much better at using these programs (and getting Photoshop would be nice - liked the trial version alright, but I didn't get to scratch the surface of what one can do with it) (I've done some darkroom stuff with silver nitrate, but it had nothing to do with photography.)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 11, 2014, 05:02:49 AM
Steps
Sarge
Really nice composition!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 11, 2014, 05:07:09 AM
Really nice composition!

Thanks. I think the colors work well together, too: the bright turquoise against the more subdued surroundings.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 11, 2014, 05:09:16 AM
Thanks. I think the colors work well together, too: the bright turquoise against the more subdued surroundings.

Sarge
But... That's part of the composition.  ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 11, 2014, 05:14:51 AM
But... That's part of the composition.  ;)

Fixed:

Really nice composition!

Thanks. I think the colors work well together too: the bright turquoise against the more subdued surroundings.

 ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 11, 2014, 05:22:41 AM
Fixed:

Thanks. I think the colors work well together too: the bright turquoise against the more subdued surroundings.

 ;D

Sarge
My seal of approval.
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/006/cache/monk-seal_632_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 12, 2014, 02:54:17 AM
And for something more dignified to celebrate the thread's 20th page..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14424812053_9c0524b4a3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14424812053/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 13, 2014, 11:53:38 AM
I'm pretty sure this will be the last of these apple blossoms..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14226245159_984187b03b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14226245159/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on June 14, 2014, 03:16:19 PM
I just posted this in the "What do you look like?" thread, but I think it deserves to be here as well. It really came out nice and it illustrates central Maine quite well, I think (where the caravan that I call extended family lives). From early-March 2014.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/gbajqdjigazfxh8/2014-03-05%2015.03.02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 14, 2014, 04:59:26 PM
I just posted this in the "What do you look like?" thread, but I think it deserves to be here as well. It really came out nice and it illustrates central Maine quite well, I think (where the caravan that I call extended family lives). From early-March 2014.
I assume you didn't take the picture, though?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on June 14, 2014, 05:12:40 PM
I assume you didn't take the picture, though?
No, my aunt did. I thought that I wrote that, but I guess I forgot.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 15, 2014, 12:54:45 PM
I just posted this in the "What do you look like?" thread, but I think it deserves to be here as well. It really came out nice and it illustrates central Maine quite well, I think (where the caravan that I call extended family lives). From early-March 2014.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/gbajqdjigazfxh8/2014-03-05%2015.03.02.jpg)

A winter wonderland, with near pristine snow. Nice. Do you also ski? Downhill? Cross Country?

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 15, 2014, 12:56:26 PM
Mrs. Rock and her sister:

Fans

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img264cropedit800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Chris_beanbag_July1979-01_edit_crop3_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on June 15, 2014, 01:09:25 PM
Mrs. Rock and her sister:

Fans

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img264cropedit800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Chris_beanbag_July1979-01_edit_crop3_800.jpg)


Sarge
Haha, you could say "L'evantail de Mrs. Rock" :laugh:.

A winter wonderland, with near pristine snow. Nice. Do you also ski? Downhill? Cross Country?

Sarge

Here I am just snowshoeing. I used to go downhill skiing with my parents (many times) when I was little, but I haven't been in a while. We even took a trip to Lake Tahoe for a week in 2001 -- that may very well have been the last time I skied! My dad and his family grew up in Maine, so skiing was a big part of their lives during the Winter, because, well... it's central Maine and I don't think there is much else to do that time of year!

The week I was there when the picture was taken the lows were around -12 F (yes, that was a minus sign!), which was even cool for them that time of year. The weird thing is that I'll be going back up in less than a month. It will look completely different. I'll try and remember to get someone to take the same picture of me in the same place (in the Summer) and I'll post it here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 15, 2014, 01:27:08 PM
My dad and his family grew up in Maine, so skiing was a big part of their lives during the Winter, because, well... it's central Maine and I don't think there is much else to do that time of year!

I understand. When we lived in the Bavarian Alps (1984-1987) it was only logical that we learned to ski.

The weird thing is that I'll be going back up in less than a month. It will look completely different. I'll try and remember to get someone to take the same picture of me in the same place (in the Summer) and I'll post it here.

Yes, do. That's a beautiful location, and a spectacular house. I'd like to see it in a different season.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 15, 2014, 01:47:21 PM
I'm pretty sure this will be the last of these apple blossoms..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14226245159_984187b03b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14226245159/in/photostream/lightbox/)

Schade...a beautiful series. Sorry to see it end.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 15, 2014, 02:28:27 PM


Schade...a beautiful series. Sorry to see it end.

Sarge
Thanks. Perhaps next year ;)

I'm a big fan of the latest photos you've posted, btw.

I understand. When we lived in the Bavarian Alps (1984-1987) it was only logical that we learned to ski.

Yes, do. That's a beautiful location, and a spectacular house. I'd like to see it in a different season.

Sarge
Since I live in Northern Finland, I've done my share of cross-country skiing, haven't ever been really interested in alpine skiing, though.
I'd definitely like to see the summer variation, too.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 15, 2014, 02:35:47 PM

I'm a big fan of the latest photos you've posted, btw.

 ;D :D ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on June 15, 2014, 04:11:41 PM
Thanks. Perhaps next year ;)

I'm a big fan of the latest photos you've posted, btw.
Since I live in Northern Finland, I've done my share of cross-country skiing, haven't ever been really interested in alpine skiing, though.
I'd definitely like to see the summer variation, too.
I'll be so mad at myself if I forget. You guys will have to remind me in two weeks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on June 15, 2014, 07:05:59 PM
took a tour of the USCGS Eagle, a tall ship used for training and now on a PR tour.   Took several pictures,  and this one seemed worth posting in this thread.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on June 15, 2014, 07:11:27 PM
and this one,  taken on board looking at downtown Miami through the rigging.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 16, 2014, 07:03:58 AM
took a tour of the USCGS Eagle, a tall ship used for training and now on a PR tour.   Took several pictures,  and this one seemed worth posting in this thread.

Welcome to the GMG Photo Club, Jeffrey. It's a small group, but elite  ;D  That's an impressive image (the flag).

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on June 16, 2014, 07:28:37 AM
Welcome to the GMG Photo Club, Jeffrey. It's a small group, but elite  ;D  That's an impressive image (the flag).

Sarge

Thank you.  But all I did was stand beneath it on the quay and snap away.   Credit therefore should go to the flag.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 16, 2014, 07:32:41 AM
Thank you.  But all I did was stand beneath it on the quay and snap away.   Credit therefore should go to the flag.

But, dude, you had to look up, see it, and decide it was something worth capturing.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mn dave on June 16, 2014, 08:13:30 AM
Please see my Facebook page for my series of selfies.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 16, 2014, 08:16:52 AM
Please see my Facebook page for my series of selfies.

No.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mn dave on June 16, 2014, 08:24:32 AM
No.

Sarge

 >:(
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 16, 2014, 08:28:16 AM
>:(

I accidently took a selfie the other day....I was appalled when I saw it. I doubt yours are any more attractive  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mn dave on June 16, 2014, 08:29:13 AM
I accidently took a selfie the other day....I was appalled when I saw it. I doubt yours are any more attractive  ;D

Sarge

"Beautiful stuff!" said Popular Photography.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Pat B on June 16, 2014, 09:28:12 AM
But, dude, you had to look up, see it, and decide it was something worth capturing.

+1
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on June 16, 2014, 09:36:31 AM
I accidently took a selfie the other day....I was appalled when I saw it. I doubt yours are any more attractive  ;D

Sarge
It seems like whenever my mom tries to take a picture with her iPad she ends up pushing the "front camera" button and screams at her image. It really is an unflattering view, especially with that lower quality camera on the front.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 18, 2014, 01:44:57 PM
This will be among my last uploads to flickr before I get my hands on the D7100 8) (with the AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5.5.6G VR kit zoom, with which I will have to do for a long time)  which should be mailed here in a day or two. As I'll be leaving to the summer cabin tomorrow for 10 days or so, I might have to wait until then before I get it..  >:(
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/14449788481_cf8d18f4cd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14449788481/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 28, 2014, 03:42:13 PM
Time to bump this thread!
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14506780116_1f4a608f5e_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14506780116/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 29, 2014, 05:26:55 AM
Time to bump this thread!

And a mighty fine bump it is.

Are you still at the cabin?

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 29, 2014, 06:23:33 AM
And a mighty fine bump it is.

Are you still at the cabin?

Sarge
Thanks!
No, we returned on Friday. I guess I should post in the WAYLTN thread.  0:)
(and obviously I got the camera just before we left for the cabin - shutter count is rather high by now :) )
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 29, 2014, 12:53:06 PM
And another one..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14536136932_52803e79ed_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14536136932/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 30, 2014, 02:44:31 AM
No. 3 of these, something else next.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14540732362_ccfcbef869_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14540732362/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 30, 2014, 04:49:09 AM
And another one..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14536136932_52803e79ed_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14536136932/)

Still waters. Lovely. Extremely attractive colors. The image is so restful...zen-like.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 30, 2014, 04:51:28 AM
The Thinker


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/1973chair.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 30, 2014, 05:13:46 AM
Still waters. Lovely. Extremely attractive colors. The image is so restful...zen-like.

Sarge
Thanks!

The Thinker
Really beautiful, lovely tones & light, looks very much like a painting, except for the grain, obviously. :D
Good job with the composition, and managing to make the pose look candid!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 30, 2014, 05:16:23 AM
Earlier, when I said I'd post something else next...


...I lied.  8)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14355380928_ba5e5d2404_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14355380928/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on June 30, 2014, 12:04:51 PM
Earlier, when I said I'd post something else next...


...I lied.  8)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14355380928_ba5e5d2404_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14355380928/)
Very nice! It makes me think of Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave" :). Perhaps that's a bit stormier, though.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 30, 2014, 02:47:42 PM
Very nice! It makes me think of Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave" :). Perhaps that's a bit stormier, though.
Thanks!

Yes, much stormier, I'd say..
(http://b02.deliver.odai.yale.edu/bb/ec/bbec1261-2d90-4eb2-ac58-8d6524e1c01c/ba-obj-5018-0002-pub-med.jpg) (http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669251)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on June 30, 2014, 05:18:20 PM
More of the same, although quite different..

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/14524014356_e9b4439ac1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14524014356/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 01, 2014, 03:44:43 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/14362705369_cf26c93190_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14362705369/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 01, 2014, 04:06:15 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/14362705369_a6e2877894_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14362705369/)

Beautiful, thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 01, 2014, 04:32:13 AM
Beautiful, thank you!
Thank you, Karl. :)
I cleaned it up some more, not that I'm trying to beat Ansel in the amount of editing. ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 01, 2014, 03:13:23 PM
Another one
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14367422430_a7abe3b29b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14367422430/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 02, 2014, 01:07:02 AM
And another..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/14555154364_b4b844382c_b.jpg) (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=14555154364&size=large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 02, 2014, 04:39:09 AM
More Reflections and Distortions (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14370963570/)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14370963570_bd5bd017b4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14370963570/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 03, 2014, 03:02:25 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/14449788481_cf8d18f4cd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14449788481/)

Wow!! Fantastic shot.  The new camera (and vacation time) seems to have inspired  you even further.

   And "The Thinker" has me thinking ;D


I just got back from vacation myself.  Here's Chicago, from the plane.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14588360153_0ef7a2ba2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oe8adV)Chicago from Above (https://flic.kr/p/oe8adV) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 05, 2014, 04:53:30 PM
Wow!! Fantastic shot.  The new camera (and vacation time) seems to have inspired  you even further.

I just got back from vacation myself.  Here's Chicago, from the plane
Thanks!
I'm sure they have, as the camera is my own, unlike all other cameras I've used before really.
Very nice indeed for a plane window capture!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 05, 2014, 05:48:14 PM
I highly recommend the Samyang (Rokinon, and some other names) 14mm lens for your camera (if you like ultra wide angle shooting).  Brilliantly sharp and very cheap.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/14395987108_7586b93a3a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nW8cqh)Still Sleeping (https://flic.kr/p/nW8cqh) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 06, 2014, 04:03:09 AM
I highly recommend the Samyang (Rokinon, and some other names) 14mm lens for your camera (if you like ultra wide angle shooting).  Brilliantly sharp and very cheap.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I do use the 18mm end a fair bit, but that (on a DX camera, too) is as wide as I've ever gone. Something wide would be nice for landscapes in particular, but I don't think I'll be getting anything too soon. A longer telephoto end would be nice, too. And a macro lens. And some fast primes - say 35, 50 & 70. And...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 06, 2014, 04:22:44 AM
Thread duty

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14606651263_2018b48650_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14606651263/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 06, 2014, 05:21:12 AM
Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, Revelation
Interview with exhibition curator Anne Morin & 28 of Maier's photographs (both b&w & colour work) (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/vivian-maier-vivian-maier-street-photographer-revelation)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 06, 2014, 03:54:54 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/14404955337_864d053aa5_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14404955337/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 06, 2014, 05:12:02 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14590517172_7e2627e57d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oejdqU)Canadian Geese Goslings on Mississippi (https://flic.kr/p/oejdqU) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 07, 2014, 12:07:00 AM
Very nice indeed, Al, but please, clone out that annoying dot.  :blank:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14592278574_3f7ec62aa5_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14592278574/lightbox)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 07, 2014, 09:16:37 AM
Click the picture to see it larger

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/14410959050_a148354608_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14410959050/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on July 07, 2014, 09:18:56 AM
Thread duty

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14606651263_2018b48650_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14606651263/)

Nice.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 07, 2014, 01:30:32 PM
Nice.
Thanks!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14412856570_89db28b09b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14412856570/lightbox/)
Lake Kitka, Finland VI
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on July 07, 2014, 01:32:31 PM
Thanks!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14412856570_89db28b09b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14412856570/lightbox/)
Lake Kitka, Finland VI

Also very nice. Did you filter it (because of the grey-blue colour)?

Show us more of your beautiful country, Karlo!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 07, 2014, 01:35:45 PM
Also very nice. Did you filter it (because of the grey-blue colour)?
No filtering, just the atmosphere & Sun doing their magic. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 07, 2014, 04:33:11 PM
Here you go! We had to stay closer to the house because the field was so muddy from all of the rain Friday/Saturday. When I asked my aunt she said I should have one for each seasons -- right while I was carrying the scores to Haydn's "The Seasons" to the hammock to read/listen.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/gbajqdjigazfxh8/2014-03-05%2015.03.02.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/9ob2xv3lyouzlis/Photo%20Jul%2007%2C%204%2000%2054%20PM.jpg)

I didn't take these as "artful" shots so perhaps these are not so much for the photography thread, but on Sarge's request.
View from the hammock:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/w9c8483q90f0uy4/Photo%20Jul%2006%2C%202%2056%2054%20PM.jpg)

Panoramic view from the back of the house:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/8r5cg003bfiw23c/Photo%20Jul%2006%2C%202%2023%2050%20PM.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 07, 2014, 05:05:04 PM
They look like good pics, but have some scale issues.  They are showing up about 5 times bigger than my whole screen, which makes them hard to see! 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 07, 2014, 05:16:23 PM
They look like good pics, but have some scale issues.  They are showing up about 5 times bigger than my whole screen, which makes them hard to see!
I know, I know. Sometimes this happens, other times it doesn't. If you right-click "view image" it should be easier to look at.

Edit: I think I figured out how to fix it.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 08, 2014, 05:14:51 AM
Lake Kitka, Finland VII

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14581235456_ce200872bc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14581235456/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on July 08, 2014, 02:20:00 PM
Just got back from a vacation in Maine. The weather was nasty one day, but the result was worth it.

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/york10.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/york3.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/york5.jpg)

First time I've ever seen both ends of a double rainbow.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on July 08, 2014, 02:20:56 PM
Wow, those are gorgeous!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 08, 2014, 02:32:11 PM
Weather and atmospheric events seems to be the recent theme.  Rainbows are hard to expose well--nice work.  And I love the dramatic Lake Kitka shot.  I'll bet it looks incredible full size on  your desk-top.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 08, 2014, 03:13:40 PM
Just got back from a vacation in Maine.
Me too! Where in Maine? I was in Waterville (central ME, just north of Augusta) visiting family. In fact, that is where the pictures I posted were taken.

I'm visiting my hometown (where I was born) in Marblehead, Massachusetts right now until Friday. Beautiful weather here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 08, 2014, 03:18:21 PM
And I love the dramatic Lake Kitka shot.  I'll bet it looks incredible full size on  your desk-top.
Thanks! I wish I had a huge enough desktop display to view the original file full size..  8) (5928 x 3320, some minor cropping from the original 6k x 4k) on it. The image quality does seem to be quite excellent so far, I'd love to make prints at some point..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on July 08, 2014, 07:06:55 PM
Me too! Where in Maine? I was in Waterville (central ME, just north of Augusta) visiting family. In fact, that is where the pictures I posted were taken.

I'm visiting my hometown (where I was born) in Marblehead, Massachusetts right now until Friday. Beautiful weather here.

Not quite that far up. I was in York, an area sometimes referred to as "Massachusetts North".  :)

A year ago today, I was in Marblehead for my sister-in-law's wedding at the Boston Yacht Club. We visit Marblehead quite often.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on July 08, 2014, 07:27:10 PM
This thread is making me homesick.

Trapelo Road,  Belmont MA,  a few yards from my uncle's house,   taken almost exactly a year ago,  week of July 4th 2013

Theoretically, if you squint very hard and look over the trees in the center background,  you  can see Mitt Romney's residence;  it's about a mile and half from where my uncle lives.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 09, 2014, 03:19:21 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14425051638_35b630ac5c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14425051638/)

Lake Kitka, Finland VIII
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 09, 2014, 05:19:19 AM
Not quite that far up. I was in York, an area sometimes referred to as "Massachusetts North".  :)

A year ago today, I was in Marblehead for my sister-in-law's wedding at the Boston Yacht Club. We visit Marblehead quite often.
Ha! I'm in the BYC right now 8)! We're staying here for a few nights. My parents were married here before I was born.

What a beautiful area! I especially love Crocker Park -- my hangout whenever I'm here. When I was little I loved it for the rock-climbing and now I love it for the wind and the views of the harbor.

I was in the famous muffin shop this morning for breakfast and I started talking to another classical music lover who saw that I had the score Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances" on the table (I'm arranging it for violin/piano). People here are so friendly. I always seem to strike up nice conversations with someone whenever I'm here. People in VA/DC are generally very friendly, too, but it doesn't have that "small town" feel.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 09, 2014, 07:15:53 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14425051638_c6c28c41ed_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14425051638/)

Lake Kitka, Finland VIII

Beauty!  Makes me want to listen to the Op.104 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 09, 2014, 07:22:49 AM
Beauty!  Makes me want to listen to the Op.104 8)
Thanks!

Sibelius, I assume.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 09, 2014, 07:24:46 AM
Kyllä, todellakin :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 09, 2014, 10:15:01 AM
I guess it's too much JMW Turner that makes me edit these pictures after I've uploaded them...
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14425051638_35b630ac5c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14425051638/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 09, 2014, 10:16:22 AM
Turner is a marvelous inspiration!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 09, 2014, 10:52:50 AM
Turner is a marvelous inspiration!
Oh, certainly. My art book collection is a tiny one, but Turner is there, along with Monet, Renoir & Atget. (So, no Bruegel, Dürer, El Greco, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Vermeer, David, Ingres, Aivazovsky, Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich, Gallen-Kallela, Goya, Grimshaw, Schjerfbeck, Corot, Millet, Millais, Bierstadt, Church, Courbet, Sargent, Levitan, Repin, Savrasov, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Caillebotte, Cassat, Morisot, Pissarro, Seurat, Sisley, Hassam, Inness, Whistler {whose Nocturne in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket was in a sr high mother tongue & lit. text book, and played a very large part in getting me more interested in the arts..}, Beckmann, Dix, Gerstl, Chagall, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, Hopper, Kline, Pollock or Rothko. Or Adams, Brassaï, Callahan, Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Kertesz, Koudelka, Riboud, Salgado, Stieglitz, or Weston.. :'( )
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on July 09, 2014, 11:56:00 AM
Ha! I'm in the BYC right now 8)! We're staying here for a few nights. My parents were married here before I was born.

What a beautiful area! I especially love Crocker Park -- my hangout whenever I'm here. When I was little I loved it for the rock-climbing and now I love it for the wind and the views of the harbor.

I was in the famous muffin shop this morning for breakfast and I started talking to another classical music lover who saw that I had the score Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances" on the table (I'm arranging it for violin/piano). People here are so friendly. I always seem to strike up nice conversations with someone whenever I'm here. People in VA/DC are generally very friendly, too, but it doesn't have that "small town" feel.

Marblehead harbor from Crocker Park --

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7807.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7808.jpg)

How is the air conditioning in your room? Apparently there was one thermostat for the entire floor, so when we asked for our room to be cooler, the people down the hall froze.  ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 09, 2014, 12:14:08 PM
Marblehead harbor from Crocker Park --

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7807.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7808.jpg)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Very nice! I just walked in from Crocker Park. Finished listening to volume I (Spring, Summer) of Haydn "The Seasons" and also Haydn 103.

How is the air conditioning in your room? Apparently there was one thermostat for the entire floor, so when we asked for our room to be cooler, the people down the hall froze.  ;D
LOUD! Our room has a window unit. Yesterday I was listening to Mahler's DLVDE and I had to turn it off! Right now it's fairly hot for this area, too, so it isn't very comfortable unless you are right on the water. Then again, I live in the swamplands of Northern VA/DC, so when I get home on Friday I'm sure my glasses will fog up from the humidity once I step out of the air-conditioned car. At least we have central AC, though.

Our room here is so small. It is very nice, though.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 10, 2014, 03:59:23 AM
Enough lakescapes for now, on with the butterbur leaves :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5033/14432948427_88618712b9_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14432948427/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 10, 2014, 04:18:58 AM
Gorgeous composition.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 10, 2014, 04:20:07 AM
Exquisite!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 10, 2014, 04:37:54 AM
Gorgeous composition.
Exquisite!
Thanks, gents! There shall be a couple more, I think. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 10, 2014, 06:17:43 AM
Marblehead harbor from Crocker Park --
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/Szyk/IMG_7808.jpg)
From ten minutes ago:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/5x2kknon53xemvj/Photo%20Jul%2010%2C%2010%2007%2013%20AM.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 10, 2014, 06:21:24 AM
From ten minutes ago:
Very artistic!  8)  8)  8)  :P
Just a couple of hours ago I read a pro photographer recommending flipping images to inspect the composition - something I've discovered to be very helpful by myself earlier.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 10, 2014, 06:27:03 AM
Very artistic!  8)  8)  8)  :P
Just a couple of hours ago I read a pro photographer recommending flipping images to inspect the composition - something I've discovered to be very helpful by myself earlier.
That's interesting.

If you right-click "view image", it should appear right-side up.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 10, 2014, 06:33:53 AM
That's interesting.

If you right-click "view image", it should appear right-side up.
But does not.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on July 10, 2014, 04:32:47 PM
Very artistic!  8)  8)  8)  :P
Just a couple of hours ago I read a pro photographer recommending flipping images to inspect the composition - something I've discovered to be very helpful by myself earlier.

I was trying to come up with a "world turned upside down" quip, but Yorktown is way south of Fort Sewall.  At any rate, things seem to have been straightened out and no more water is pouring out of my screen   :)  .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 11, 2014, 12:27:20 AM
I was trying to come up with a "world turned upside down" quip, but Yorktown is way south of Fort Sewall.  At any rate, things seem to have been straightened out and no more water is pouring out of my screen   :)  .
I ought to sue Nate for that boat that almost smashed my keyboard into smithereens.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 11, 2014, 01:32:38 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14646299773_07e0a95ba4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14646299773/)
Petasites II
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 11, 2014, 04:07:01 AM
Another beauty, thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 11, 2014, 10:54:22 AM
Another beauty, thank you!
Thanks!

Petasites III

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14629439085_27c94ba944_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14629439085/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 12, 2014, 04:48:53 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/14634214932_aa9e6f0207_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14634214932/)
Reflection, Lake Kitka
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 12, 2014, 04:52:46 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14452615440_a8e8c4149d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14452615440/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on July 12, 2014, 05:19:01 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14452615440_a8e8c4149d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14452615440/)
Took my breath away with that one.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 13, 2014, 12:42:41 AM
Took my breath away with that one.
Cheers, Jeffrey!

Superb avatar, by the way! I hadn't seen this Sargent before.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: snyprrr on July 13, 2014, 07:53:05 AM
Once again lured in by the Pornography Thread! >:D Need new glasses...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 14, 2014, 04:00:44 AM
Going back to my roots..

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14649753314_8e0ee3768d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14649753314/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 14, 2014, 08:13:07 AM
More onions

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/14673609783_c3e2f19c59_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14673609783/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 15, 2014, 03:02:13 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/14637374586_923edd14c1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14637374586/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 15, 2014, 03:03:09 AM
Going back to my roots..
Your ancestors are onions??!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 15, 2014, 03:14:27 AM
Your ancestors are onions??!!
No, I just returned to my root vegetables.
Once again lured in by the Pornography Thread! >:D Need new glasses...
Ooh, I'd love to be moderator, and mad with power.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 16, 2014, 01:55:13 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14481349249_f993c695f0_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14481349249/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 16, 2014, 04:54:52 AM
I feel cooler just seeing that picture. Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 16, 2014, 05:03:30 AM
I feel cooler just seeing that picture. Lovely!
Cheers! :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on July 16, 2014, 01:57:14 PM
I feel cooler just seeing that picture. Lovely!

As if you could get any cooler, karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 16, 2014, 03:29:45 PM
As if you could get any cooler, karl!
Karl, after seeing North Star's picture:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/f0vubnpvezo7ccg/avatar_6883_1396444640.png)

By the way, Star, I like your old avatar better (the one with color)!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 16, 2014, 03:38:39 PM
By the way, Star, I like your old avatar better (the one with color)!
Oh?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 16, 2014, 03:40:53 PM
Oh?
Yay! Technicolor!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 17, 2014, 12:41:30 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14488766987_deea66a910_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14488766987/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on July 17, 2014, 01:41:20 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14488766987_deea66a910_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14488766987/)

Fantastic shot North Star!!!!  The b/w and the contrast level really bring out the beauty of the leaf anatomy. The droplets enhance the effect. Reminds me of the b/w that Ansel Adams took.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 17, 2014, 02:59:13 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14488766987_deea66a910_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14488766987/)
Makes me want to listen to the Ligeti piano concerto...

... but then again, what doesn't? :-\

(you may take that as a compliment :D)

Reminds me of fractals, for some reason.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 17, 2014, 03:08:34 AM
Fantastic shot North Star!!!!  The b/w and the contrast level really bring out the beauty of the leaf anatomy. The droplets enhance the effect. Reminds me of the b/w that Ansel Adams took.  :)
Thanks!
(I'm still horribly unaware of most of Adams' work, I didn't even know he made more than just landscape photographs.  :-[ :-X)

Reminds me of fractals, for some reason.
Perhaps because that's what is in the photograph. ;)
(http://teachout1.net/village/fractal/mapletile2.png)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on July 17, 2014, 03:59:41 AM
Thanks!
(I'm still horribly unaware of most of Adams' work, I didn't even know he made more than just landscape photographs.  :-[ :-X)

"Leaf" by Ansel Adams     :) :)

(http://www.alindergallery.com/fp%20leaf%20glacier%20bay.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 17, 2014, 04:20:26 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14488766987_deea66a910_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14488766987/)

Beautiful, thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 17, 2014, 07:46:14 AM
Beautiful, thank you!
Cheers, Karl!
"Leaf" by Ansel Adams     :) :)

(http://www.alindergallery.com/fp%20leaf%20glacier%20bay.jpg)
Yes, I saw that (and a few others :) ) before responding to your previous post. :)
(And I also noted that Adams originally wanted to be a concert pianist but had too small hands  8))
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 17, 2014, 02:11:35 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14676430901_84f12d970e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14676430901/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 17, 2014, 05:19:16 PM
Nice leaf studies. 

   Here is my daughter on a swing. 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14589290804_5acfedb61c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oecVSC)Swinging with Geese, Mississippi River and Iowa in Distance (https://flic.kr/p/oecVSC) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on July 17, 2014, 10:14:20 PM
Makes me want to listen to the Ligeti piano concerto.

I on the other hand really like the picture.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 24, 2014, 05:44:21 AM
Nice leaf studies.
Cheers!
Quote
Here is my daughter on a swing.
Really cool composition!
I on the other hand really like the picture.
0:)


Thread duty

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14753119503_c378e4fb73_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14753119503/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 25, 2014, 02:25:34 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14553934838_487a58b36b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14553934838/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 25, 2014, 07:01:50 PM
My son, using an iPhone 5S, Hipstamatic App, in front of the window blinds and a few of his finger light toys (red and blue). The app is pretty cool, it's supposed to emulate classic 35mm film stock and lenses with about 10 of each to choose and mix and match from. Plus I really liked the background and the backlight that the window light gives him on his face and hair in the left side of the image.

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/img_1455.jpg?w=500&h=500)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 26, 2014, 12:42:19 AM
Cool effects, Greg! Reminds me of some psychedelic / prog rock album covers.



Pine Needles III

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14744835164_0a9cf6f5d7_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14744835164/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 26, 2014, 08:22:53 PM
GSMoeller, cool and creative 8)

  I was doing some walk around urban shooting yesterday...
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14748797882_94b12ed6d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/otirLE)Charisma.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/otirLE) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/14562461298_3c262fcef5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/obQqoW)Catholic Church.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obQqoW) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: EigenUser on July 27, 2014, 03:25:46 AM
My son, using an iPhone 5S, Hipstamatic App, in front of the window blinds and a few of his finger light toys (red and blue). The app is pretty cool, it's supposed to emulate classic 35mm film stock and lenses with about 10 of each to choose and mix and match from. Plus I really liked the background and the backlight that the window light gives him on his face and hair in the left side of the image.

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/img_1455.jpg?w=500&h=500)
Nice! He kind of reminds me of the kid from "The Shining" -- you know, the six-ish year old who rode a tricycle around that empty hotel.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 27, 2014, 05:03:08 AM
Cool effects, Greg! Reminds me of some psychedelic / prog rock album covers.

One of my friends said the same thing, Karlo! So we will consider this his self-titled debut album...

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/becketts-album.jpg?w=500&h=500)

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 27, 2014, 05:03:17 AM

GSMoeller, cool and creative 8)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/14562461298_3c262fcef5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/obQqoW)Catholic Church.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obQqoW) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Thank you, sir! And this photo is one of the best I've seen on here, Bak, the B&W, depth of field and composition of the lights are all beautifully done.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 27, 2014, 05:06:40 AM
Nice! He kind of reminds me of the kid from "The Shining" -- you know, the six-ish year old who rode a tricycle around that empty hotel.

Redrum
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 27, 2014, 06:40:45 AM
  I was doing some walk around urban shooting yesterday...
These are both really nice indeed!
Thank you, sir! And this photo is one of the best I've seen on here, Bak, the B&W, depth of field and composition of the lights are all beautifully done.
+1
I particularly like how you have composed the church picture, with the subject OOF, looming in the background.

Thread duty

Pine Needles IV
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/14755105504_b4def738ef_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14755105504/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 27, 2014, 06:49:10 AM
These are both really nice indeed!+1
I particularly like how you have composed the church picture, with the subject OOF, looming in the background.

Thread duty

Pine Needles IV
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/14755105504_b4def738ef_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14755105504/)

Wonderful, Karlo. There's just so much more dramatic character in B&W, you again have perfectly displayed that here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 27, 2014, 06:56:05 AM
Wow!! Fantastic shot.  The new camera (and vacation time) seems to have inspired  you even further.

   And "The Thinker" has me thinking ;D


I just got back from vacation myself.  Here's Chicago, from the plane.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14588360153_0ef7a2ba2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oe8adV)Chicago from Above (https://flic.kr/p/oe8adV) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

WoW! You took that? Amazing! My brother lives in downtown Chicago and will probably want this on his wall!  8)

I somehow have missed a lot of these pages on this thread, but such great stuff in here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 27, 2014, 07:21:28 AM
Wonderful, Karlo. There's just so much more dramatic character in B&W, you again have perfectly displayed that here.
Cheers, Greg!
Yes, b&w has endless possibilities and I think it's usually better in photography because it emphasizes what I feel photography usually tends to depict best; lights, shadows, lines & contrast. Of course there are situations where colour is better, but that is usually when the subject of the photograph is colour.
The pictures posted below wouldn't really work in monochrome - well, apart from the two in the middle, perhaps. They are also pretty much the only colour pictures I've uploaded to flickr, apart from a couple of flower pictures, some which are present both in mono & colour, and some resent landscapes from Lake Kitka, out of 217 photos.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14452615440_a8e8c4149d_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14452615440/)   (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14536136932_52803e79ed_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14536136932/)  (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5512/9031408895_ffbc19e87e_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9031408895/)  (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/9612572263_84c0df7273_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9612572263/)  (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/9021088076_42f62b1b5b_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9021088076/)  (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/9029138220_73a1b471e4_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9029138220/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 28, 2014, 03:14:40 AM
Maple Leafs III

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14763916604_2794a29e6b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14763916604/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 28, 2014, 03:38:19 AM
Leaves and water, love 'em!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 28, 2014, 03:45:47 AM
Leaves and water, love 'em!
Indeed! As a matter of fact, I'll need to step outside after Symphonies. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 29, 2014, 12:20:44 AM
Indeed! As a matter of fact, I'll need to step outside after Symphonies. :)
That visit to the front yard really paid off, but this is from four weeks ago.


Maple Leafs IV

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14588336147_d1da22c050_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14588336147/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 29, 2014, 02:20:40 AM
I'm liking that second one a lot. Very nice work.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 29, 2014, 02:44:57 AM
I'm liking that second one a lot. Very nice work.
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 29, 2014, 10:05:40 AM
Maple Leaves V

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/14778583895_9683502537_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14778583895/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 29, 2014, 10:17:24 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 29, 2014, 12:03:09 PM
Maple Leaves V

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/14778583895_9683502537_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14778583895/)
Lovely!
Cheers, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 30, 2014, 04:55:28 AM
Getting all triangular here..

Maple Leafs VI

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14762786036_b282b78a67_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14762786036/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 30, 2014, 05:02:02 AM
Love maples.

Dude, you continue to maintain this thread as one of my favorite daily rituals.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 30, 2014, 09:16:45 AM
Love maples.
Yes indeed, Karl! Definitely among my favourite objects to photograph, thanks to the very attractive geometrical shape of the leaf and the contrasting leaf veins. And it's nice to go stand under one in rain, and photograph.  :)

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Dude, you continue to maintain this thread as one of my favorite daily rituals.
I am honoured, thanks, friend. :)
(though I wouldn't mind if others participated more, Sarge must have more photos of various babes  8))
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 30, 2014, 09:30:24 AM
Babes draped in maple leaves (* swoon *)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 30, 2014, 10:00:03 AM
(though I wouldn't mind if others participated more, Sarge must have more photos of various babes  8))

For reasons I'd rather not go into, I'm so far behind commenting on the magnificent photos you and others have posted, I am now embarrassed to submit my own...at least until I catch up.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 30, 2014, 10:02:18 AM
Babes draped in maple leaves (* swoon *)

Wet maple leaves and babes 8) That really would inspire some Photoshop effort on my part...but I fear the site owner and mods would frown on the results.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2014, 10:05:28 AM
Wet maple leaves and babes 8) That really would inspire some Photoshop effort on my part...but I fear the site owner and mods would frown on the results.

Sarge
Depends where you put the maple leaves, surely.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 30, 2014, 01:49:41 PM
For reasons I'd rather not go into, I'm so far behind commenting on the magnificent photos you and others have posted, I am now embarrassed to submit my own...at least until I catch up.

Sarge
I am waiting.  8)


Thread duty

Maple Leafs VII

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/14602783628_cefd9564f8_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14602783628/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on July 30, 2014, 01:59:08 PM
Getting all triangular here..

Maple Leafs VI

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14762786036_b282b78a67_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14762786036/)

Maple Leafs!? Maple Leafs?!

Grrrrrrr! Bite me!

(http://teamsandthemes.com/images/78030%20Montreal%20Canadiens%20Banner.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 30, 2014, 02:01:27 PM
Maple Leafs!? Maple Leafs?!

Grrrrrrr! Bite me!

 :)
Well, I do have some distant relatives in Toronto. (no professional hockey players, mind you)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on July 30, 2014, 02:05:45 PM
Well, I do have some distant relatives in Toronto. (no professional hockey players, mind you)
I grew up near TO. As a kid I was the one and only Habs fan, all the rest were Leafs fans.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on July 30, 2014, 06:19:28 PM
Speaking of icons of Canadian-ness, here are some fledgling Canadian geese being shepherded by a parent...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14590517172_7e2627e57d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oejdqU)Canadian Geese Goslings on Mississippi (https://flic.kr/p/oejdqU) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

  Sarge, looking forward to babes with maple leaves ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 31, 2014, 12:16:09 AM
Speaking of icons of Canadian-ness, here are some fledgling Canadian geese being shepherded by a parent...

Canadian Geese Goslings on Mississippi (https://flic.kr/p/oejdqU) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Looks familiar ;)
Canadian Geese Goslings on Mississippi (https://flic.kr/p/oejdqU) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 31, 2014, 02:58:25 AM
I hope I'm not deterring Sarge with more posts..

Maple Leafs VIII

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14790830814_4a2fc0121f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14790830814/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 31, 2014, 03:47:17 AM
Beautiful!

G'day, Karlo!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 31, 2014, 03:48:35 AM
Beautiful!

G'day, Karlo!
Thanks!

G'day, Karl!

The weather has been wonderful all afternoon - rain & thunderstorms nonstop.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 31, 2014, 04:14:40 AM
I hope I'm not deterring Sarge with more posts..

The hole I've dug for myself keeps getting deeper...


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on July 31, 2014, 04:21:25 AM
The hole I've dug for myself keeps getting deeper...


Sarge
Trench war will be impractical with the modern military technology, I'm sure.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 01, 2014, 02:19:12 AM
On page 2?? Can't let that be..

Maple Leafs IX

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14777789836_10dd93ca1b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14777789836/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 01, 2014, 05:07:44 AM
Maple Leafs X
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/14801145082_22c2c13fe0_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14801145082/)

Maple Leafs XI
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/14614845019_0f9ff792a6_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14614845019/)

Maple Leafs XII
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/14778519176_0ca05fb03b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14778519176/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 01, 2014, 05:35:40 AM
Beautiful, thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on August 01, 2014, 08:38:07 AM
Great shots of the leaves North Star. I love the dire contrast in b/w and the graininess (especially in the last photo where the epidermal cells have this powdery look contrasting greatly with the black smoothness of the background). I imagine that the walls of your house are filled with your photos?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 01, 2014, 09:35:44 AM
Beautiful, thank you!
Great shots of the leaves North Star. I love the dire contrast in b/w and the graininess (especially in the last photo where the epidermal cells have this powdery look contrasting greatly with the black smoothness of the background).
Thank you both.

I imagine that the walls of your house are filled with your photos?
Hah, not exactly. I haven't even (had) printed any yet..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 01, 2014, 11:54:41 AM
Next there will be something else..

Maple Leafs XIII
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14804099485_d2358535ce_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14804099485/)

Maple Leafs XIV
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14617442899_9a2e246af3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14617442899/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 01, 2014, 05:30:06 PM
Next there will be something else..
Somewhat different, anyway.

Maple Leafs XV

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/14802805271_bbd85c26c8_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14802805271/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on August 01, 2014, 05:47:11 PM
Somewhat different, anyway.

Maple Leafs XV

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/14802805271_bbd85c26c8_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14802805271/)
Wonderful effect.  Had you not given a title I would have thought it crystallography.  How the Hades did you do it?  (Or is it artist's secret?)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 01, 2014, 05:49:53 PM
Wonderful effect.  Had you not given a title I would have thought it crystallography.  How the Hades did you do it?  (Or is it artist's secret?)
Thanks!

For clues, see this picture ;)
Maple Leaves V

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/14778583895_9683502537_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14778583895/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2014, 06:06:23 AM
Next there will be something else..

Maple Leafs XIII
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14804099485_d2358535ce_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14804099485/)

Maple Leafs XIV
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14617442899_9a2e246af3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14617442899/)

Hey! Where'd the water go? 8)

Lovely, Karlo, thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 02, 2014, 06:22:02 AM
Hey! Where'd the water go? 8)

Lovely, Karlo, thanks!
Cheers, Karl!

It can't always rain, even if I wanted that..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2014, 06:24:36 AM
I think the rains have stopped here long enough for me to consider venturing out for a walk . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 02, 2014, 08:50:00 AM
I think the rains have stopped here long enough for me to consider venturing out for a walk . . . .

There might be something more annoying than rain out there waiting for you..

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/14623929999_aaf91474af_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14623929999/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2014, 10:16:10 AM
Is that a "Chubby Rain" allusion? 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 02, 2014, 02:14:54 PM
Is that a "Chubby Rain" allusion? 8)
No. I had not heard of [ï]Chubby Rain[/i] before, so thanks for informing me. . .  ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 03, 2014, 07:39:19 AM
Dandelion Leaf
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5588/14632071129_22773b4594_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14632071129/)


Burnt Candle
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2897/14817197802_49a853a4e1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14817197802/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 03, 2014, 10:47:22 AM
Looking at Ansel Adams' work from here (http://www.archives.gov/research/ansel-adams/), quite a few examples are way too low quality files, though.

(http://www.archives.gov/research/ansel-adams/images/aag05.jpg)

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:26:15 AM
I'm clearing out some home computer files and doing back-ups and thought to share some of my "captures," an amusing (and if one is the subject of the camera a possibly alarming) term.  Hope this won't annoy like the proverbial family slideshow.  Prob. be just a once a year infliction anyway.  I've been an active photographer for under three years and still seek my stylistic niche (some might say rut and I don't get into those).  This first is of a 19th century house I fell in love with along the Barge Canal in NYS.  Despite the gate, a most inviting entryway.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:31:28 AM
I'm drawn to things that beckon, alleyways, pleasant and un-; country roads, rr tracks; sirens.   
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:35:32 AM
When I shoot nature themes, I often feel out of my element actually.  Like Baudelaire, I'm more of a city guy, but still, there's plenty of nature 'infiltrating' everywhere...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:38:22 AM
btw, the previous photo was untouched by PhotoShop, rare for me as I've no scruples whatsoever in manipulating images.  As the attached and several others herewith confirm.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:40:02 AM
Roll over Beethoven.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:42:52 AM
My two closest friends are cat fanciers to the max.  I've none but befriended this one, though he appeared to be asking me:  "Do I look like I'm in the mood for Poulenc?"
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:45:50 AM
This was a perfectly interesting photograph that did not satisfy, so reset in PhotoShop's cutout application, among other tricks.  Now I'm happy.  Like I said, city guy. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:51:36 AM
I entered a hotel room on a chilly autumn day last year and this tree blazed blindingly through the window.  Any attempt to do it justice will take more than PhotoShop tricks, but it's a fond memory of a leafy friend just the same.   Where's Cézanne when I need him?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:53:51 AM
As mentioned, no conscience whatsoever, but lots of HDR.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 09:55:45 AM
For anyone who's loved and lost...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 10:00:24 AM
My wife's an active activist for yarn and knitting.  One day we visited an alpaca farm.  Fascinating creatures - shy but also very curious about what's going on around them.  This one informed me that, personally, he was opposed to being sheared for his wool. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 10:06:33 AM
Mannequins are peculiar beings of their own and have fascinated me ever since I was a kid and mistook a dept. store model for a real person (yes, that same day I overcompensated and thought a real person was a mannequin).  From my sirens series.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 10:10:52 AM
Last one, c'est promis, death is kinda final like that.  "Death is nowhere and everywhere." 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on August 05, 2014, 11:01:48 AM
My two closest friends are cat fanciers to the max.  I've none but befriended this one, though he appeared to be asking me:  "Do I look like I'm in the mood for Poulenc?"
Cats are never in the mood for Poulenc. One of their few failings.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 05, 2014, 12:25:22 PM
Cats are never in the mood for Poulenc. One of their few failings.

They know he was a dog man!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on August 05, 2014, 12:54:07 PM
They know he was a dog man!
Oh. Well, nobody's perfect.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 05, 2014, 02:36:15 PM
I'm drawn to things that beckon, alleyways, pleasant and un-; country roads, rr tracks; sirens.
Not too sharp, but otherwise really nice! This thread needed new blood. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 10, 2014, 08:02:40 AM
I'm with North Star, nice to see more folks posting.  A lot of interesting pictures. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: torut on August 16, 2014, 08:40:25 PM
There are a lot of impressive photos here. I myself do not take photos, but since North Star encouraged, please let me post some photos I found interesting.

DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY (http://davidbenjaminsherry.com/)

(http://davidbenjaminsherry.com/files/gimgs/78_78_11-saguaro-field-tucson-arizona-2013.jpg)
Saguaro Field, Tucson, Arizona, Traditional Color Photograph, 29 5/8 x 38 3/4 inches

(http://davidbenjaminsherry.com/files/gimgs/78_78_16-fallen-rocks-monument-valley-arizona-2013.jpg)
Fallen Rocks, Monument Valley, Arizona, Traditional Color Photograph, 30 x 39 3/4 inches
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 17, 2014, 08:48:46 PM
Took a day trip yesterday. Lots of pics.  Notice my daughter sneaking into this portrait >:(

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14954324762_63222eea96_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMsPKy)Bratty Kid Ruins Yet Another Portrait.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMsPKy) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/14759909370_9e7e123393_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ouhoQ3)20140816-P1110571-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ouhoQ3) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14951552801_cde99b05d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMdBK8)Lonely Together.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMdBK8) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5551/14954321192_afa639d801_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMsNG1)underwater light.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMsNG1) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14954658695_85ef5fba49_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMux22)Fish heads.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMux22) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 20, 2014, 01:56:31 AM
More from my Saturday outing :)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14791374487_2fc4205d99_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ox4Ej4)20140816-P1110645-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ox4Ej4) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14977575942_616ccd3529_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPvZvY)20140816-P1110281-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oPvZvY) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/14791369897_52ccd13293_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ox4CWV)20140816-P1110243-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ox4CWV) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 20, 2014, 11:57:12 AM
Nice photos, all of them! I particularly like the monochromes (not because of that, mind) & the fish heads.

I'll probably post something next week. . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 24, 2014, 11:49:54 PM
Felt like I was neglecting this thread, and now I feel I'm monopolizing it ::)

   Anyway, a shot from yesterday morning. Took an overnight trip into the mountains.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14841968319_78b40f270e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oBwY6v)20140824-DC2C4284-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oBwY6v) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 25, 2014, 01:16:32 AM
Felt like I was neglecting this thread, and now I feel I'm monopolizing it ::)

   Anyway, a shot from yesterday morning. Took an overnight trip into the mountains.
Hah! My feelings are just the opposite.  ;) I'll try to restore balance to the thread when I get to my apartment, where my computer, photos & Nikon USB cord (I'm sure everyone appreciates the move away from the standard mini USB  ::)) are waiting..  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 25, 2014, 07:07:22 AM
Native American mutts at Taos Pueblo New Mexico. Left click to enlarge.


Real Indian Stuff


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/TP09_800.jpg)


High Noon


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/TP15_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 25, 2014, 07:12:51 AM
Felt like I was neglecting this thread, and now I feel I'm monopolizing it ::)

Please, monopolize away!...I love your photos.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 25, 2014, 07:15:46 AM
Leaves and water, love 'em!

Indeed. I would buy a coffee table book of Karlo's images if he ever gets published  8)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 25, 2014, 07:16:37 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 25, 2014, 07:28:37 AM
Please, monopolize away!...I love your photos.

Sarge

  Thanks, Sarge. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2014, 02:55:31 AM
Native American mutts at Taos Pueblo New Mexico. Left click to enlarge.

Real Indian Stuff

High Noon

Sarge
Wonderful! I'd like to see more of these. as I'm all for cohesive series of photos with a uniting theme instead of just random single images.
(High Noon would probably work even better composition-wise if the dog had had the good sense to lie a bit farther from the camera ;) )
Please, monopolize away!...I love your photos.

Sarge
+1
Indeed. I would buy a coffee table book of Karlo's images if he ever gets published  8)


Sarge
I'm in!
Cheers, friends. :)
I probably ought to start planning one while the market is still there. . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 26, 2014, 03:31:26 AM
(High Noon would probably work even better composition-wise if the dog had had the good sense to lie a bit farther from the camera ;)

You're right...but it was the most uncooperative model I ever worked with  ;D  So what can you do except crank up Photoshop 8)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/TP15_400.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 26, 2014, 04:03:54 AM
I love that one, too.  I'm curious about what it would look like in black and white...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 26, 2014, 04:21:21 AM
I love that one, too.  I'm curious about what it would look like in black and white...

Since the original is almost a monochrome brown, I never considered converting it...until now.


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/TP15_400bw.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 26, 2014, 04:58:28 AM
Aaah, the dreamy Ghost Dog look 8)

   Nice.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 26, 2014, 05:01:09 AM
I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty of doing a kinda grungy version.  I'm heavy handed with contrast >:D >:D.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/awalzem/SargeHighNoon-Edit.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/user/awalzem/media/SargeHighNoon-Edit.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 26, 2014, 05:34:01 AM
I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty of doing a kinda grungy version.  I'm heavy handed with contrast >:D >:D.

I'm impressed that you were able to darken it while still keeping the detail in the shadow area.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 26, 2014, 06:18:22 AM
I'm impressed that you were able to darken it while still keeping the detail in the shadow area.

Sarge

 Software :) I use lightroom, which is great at pulling stuff out of the shadows, and then switched to a fantastic black and white program called Silver efex pro 2. It actually has a slider that will lighten the shadows and darken the lights simultaneously...it's amazing, but of course makes the pictures look all wacked out if over used.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2014, 07:43:17 AM
You're right...but it was the most uncooperative model I ever worked with  ;D  So what can you do except crank up Photoshop 8)

Sarge
Splendid!
I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty of doing a kinda grungy version.  I'm heavy handed with contrast >:D >:D.
Very nice indeed! I can be rather heavy-handed with contrast, too  8)

Software :) I use lightroom, which is great at pulling stuff out of the shadows, and then switched to a fantastic black and white program called Silver efex pro 2. It actually has a slider that will lighten the shadows and darken the lights simultaneously...it's amazing, but of course makes the pictures look all wacked out if over used.
Hmph. Don't talk to me about image manipulation software, unless they are free. . .
I use Nikon's raw editor ViewNX, IrfanView, Paint (the height of photo editing software, reserved to cloning out spots & cropping  ::)), and GIMP. I had a trial of Photoshop around the turn of the year, though, and would love to have it still, and not only for stuff like this:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/11833759095_1087f36703.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/j2H7ie)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 26, 2014, 07:54:33 AM
Nice! I love an angry cloud.
   Actually, most of my software is free, although it's often not supposed to be.
   I had photoshop, but as I can do most of what I want with Lightroom, I found I never used it.  I would study how to use the features, and then forget again because I used it so infrequently.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2014, 07:57:43 AM
Nice! I love an angry cloud.
Me too, at least when I'm inside - or if I'm carrying the camera.  ::)
Quote
   Actually, most of my software is free, although it's often not supposed to be.
$:)
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   I had photoshop, but as I can do most of what I want with Lightroom, I found I never used it.  I would study how to use the features, and then forget again because I used it so infrequently.
My problem with software, too.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2014, 08:34:49 AM
Flickr doesn't have a really high concentration of intellectually stimulating discussion, but this group (https://www.flickr.com/groups/ngproinvitation/discuss/72157631990699533/) is certainly a gold mine, with many a discussion worth looking for other visual artists, and even artists whose medium isn't visual.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 26, 2014, 11:43:42 AM
A few pics from the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Used my iPhone 5S with the camera app Hipstamatic. Larger images can be viewed at  http://gregscottmoeller.wordpress.com/


(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_1780.jpg?w=400&h=400) (http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_1783.jpg?w=400&h=400)  (http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_1782.jpg?w=400&h=400) (http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_1792.jpg?w=400&h=400) (http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_1803.jpg?w=500&h=666)   


The Manager

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_1807.jpg?w=400&h=400)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2014, 12:12:13 PM
Wonderful photos, Greg!

The last one looks quite dark, and has some residue of Christian symbolism. .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on August 26, 2014, 01:25:16 PM
I agree (well, I won't push the Christian symbolism bit ;)). Nice composition all around. I especially like the first one.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 26, 2014, 03:50:04 PM
Thank you, Gentlemen.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 28, 2014, 12:51:47 PM
Time to return to form..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3905/14879897488_49472fc4f4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14879897488/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 29, 2014, 03:40:25 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/15071493392_8e92d17f20_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15071493392/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 30, 2014, 02:44:20 AM
Page 2 was dangerously close..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14894649357_e6f862c7cd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14894649357/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on August 30, 2014, 02:55:22 AM
Like the latter most of these series, Karlo. Most intruiging perspective.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 30, 2014, 03:01:36 AM
Like the latter most of these series, Karlo. Most intruiging perspective.
Cheers, Henk. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: torut on August 30, 2014, 09:00:03 AM
Images created by historycal methods are fascinating.

Abelardo Morell

(http://www.bonnibenrubi.com/gfx/morell/large/MA_TentWinslowHomerBackyard_L.jpg)
Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of the Sea from Winslow Homer's Studio backyard, Prouts Neck Maine (2012)

(http://www.bonnibenrubi.com/gfx/morell/large/Abelardo_Morell_Atlantic_Sunrise_Large.jpg)
Camera Obscura : 5:04 AM Sunrise Over the Atlantic Ocean. Rockport, Massachusetts, June 17th, 2009 (2009)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on August 30, 2014, 10:14:29 AM
Great ones, Torut. Really like those. I wonder how you find these things.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 30, 2014, 10:52:53 AM
Beautiful works, torut! Thanks for posting them here. :)

Images created by historycal methods are fascinating.
Yes indeed! I myself am not really that interested in using them (I would certainly be comfortable with the chemicals, but I like the feel of the digital camera, and the digital darkroom), but I'm definitely interested to see the what other people achieve with film or glass & chemicals.

Great ones, Torut. Really like those. I wonder how you find these things.
I don't know where torut finds the works posted here, but I can recommend LensCulture (https://www.lensculture.com/explore?category_id=18).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on August 30, 2014, 11:04:11 AM
Fascinating soccer photos, 90 photographs of TV broadcast from each game combined (https://www.lensculture.com/explore?category_id=18&modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=24855)

Methods don't get any more historical than this (https://www.lensculture.com/explore?category_id=18&modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=19108)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: torut on August 30, 2014, 11:41:09 AM
Great ones, Torut. Really like those. I wonder how you find these things.
I believe I found it at FFFFOUND! (http://ffffound.com/), an image sharing web site. They post any kind of images: not only photos, but also art, illustration, funny gif, architecture, designs, etc. I found some interesting new art there. (Be careful: there are some nsfw images!)

I don't know where torut finds the works posted here, but I can recommend LensCulture (https://www.lensculture.com/explore?category_id=18).
It is very nice. Thanks for sharing it, North Star.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 02, 2014, 08:36:34 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/14910789088_9dc6737225_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14910789088/)


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5556/15105140912_c7a33f65fa_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15105140912/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 02, 2014, 08:41:02 AM
Lovely!   Even though I am grateful for the sunshine in Boston today . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 02, 2014, 10:32:23 AM
Lovely!   Even though I am grateful for the sunshine in Boston today . . . .
Thanks, Karl.

Thread duty

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/15120062465_bd96f74fd8_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15120062465/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 06:56:10 AM
And now something completely different I saw just outside my window yesterday while eating my supper
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10626821_754092884653690_7242856280856441993_n.jpg?oh=f1d5c326ef4079704b2c8f29d020a8a3&oe=547BE3F4&__gda__=1416245061_5e54126b2447752b071b0063cee068d9)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mn dave on September 03, 2014, 06:59:06 AM
A Finnish squirrel! Whodathunk!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 07:00:56 AM
A Finnish squirrel! Whodathunk!
That there are squirrels in Finland, or that they eat 'shrooms?  8) (it looks like a run-of-the-mill Bolete, though, so it probably doesn't have any hallucinogenic effects)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 03, 2014, 07:10:10 AM
I suppose if our New England squirrels did not have so ready a supply of acorns, they might investigate non-psychotropic fungi, too.

Lovely pic, Karlo!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 07:16:21 AM
I suppose if our New England squirrels did not have so ready a supply of acorns, they might investigate non-psychotropic fungi, too.

Lovely pic, Karlo!
Thanks, Karl!
I wouldn't mind having a longer zoom for this kind of thing, I had to do a good deal of cropping for these even though the squirrel wasn't ten meters from me..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 03, 2014, 07:17:58 AM
Shroom eatin' squirrel ;D  I'm glad to see them getting some variety in their diet.

  Here's a sorta scenic pic I took a few months back.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/12836662454_2e4ed7cc59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kykfws)20140228-DC2C7428-Edit-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kykfws) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 03, 2014, 08:10:52 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/12836662454_2e4ed7cc59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kykfws)20140228-DC2C7428-Edit-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kykfws) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

The Misty Mountain...nice  8)  Here's one in Alsace, taken in 2004.


Alsatian Vineyards

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/IMG_1327_900.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 08:26:05 AM
I post a squirrel eating 'shrooms (one I didn't even upload to flickr), and you guys post those landscapes?  >:(  :P

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/15106361486_57a08686d0_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15106361486/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 03, 2014, 08:30:42 AM
I post a squirrel eating 'shrooms (one I didn't even upload to flickr), and you guys post those landscapes?  >:(  :P

Well, I glanced at my squirrel shots but none can compete with yours so I went landscape instead  ;D  Very much enjoyed your gourmet squirrel, by the way  8)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 08:35:17 AM
Well, I glanced at my squirrel shots but none can compete with yours so I went landscape instead  ;D  Very much enjoyed your gourmet squirrel, by the way  8)


Sarge
Thanks! I did get really lucky as the squirrel came to eat that mushroom a few meters from the window as I was about to eat myself, and it didn't move all that much, just changed poses  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on September 03, 2014, 08:55:00 AM
We have squirrels but no mountains here.  I guess I had better start competing on the squirrels.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 09:01:20 AM
We have squirrels but no mountains here.  I guess I had better start competing on the squirrels.
Well we have no mountains here, either. There are some in Lapland & Norway, though..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7360/12357634573_99479090a2_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/12357634573/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 03, 2014, 09:13:35 AM
I guess I had better start competing on the squirrels.

And gators and pythons!

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 03, 2014, 09:29:36 AM
Just a reflection which caught my fancy yesterday

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/mu6ada9a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 03, 2014, 09:30:32 AM
And, on my walk yesterday afternoon

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/a5e2useh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 03, 2014, 09:43:25 AM
I post a squirrel eating 'shrooms (one I didn't even upload to flickr), and you guys post those landscapes?  >:(  :P
There are three types of rats: Rats, squirrels (rats with bushy tails), and pigeons (rats with wings). While pigeons are just dirty creatures, squirrels are quite nasty. I probably also dislike them because they used to steal my corn, but that is a different story! :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 10:20:52 AM
Just a reflection which caught my fancy yesterday
And, on my walk yesterday afternoon
Window reflections are always cool, nice composition there. That light, scene & composition are surely worth of some Hudson River School painter. Very nice indeed, Karl. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 03, 2014, 10:27:12 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: springrite on September 03, 2014, 10:28:08 AM
I suppose if our New England squirrels did not have so ready a supply of acorns, they might investigate non-psychotropic fungi, too.

Lovely pic, Karlo!

What made you think it is non-psychotropic? Wait till the squirrel starts his dance...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 03, 2014, 10:50:30 AM
What made you think it is non-psychotropic? Wait till the squirrel starts his dance...

Ain't no squirrel got time for dat!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 11:06:22 AM
Ain't no squirrel got time for dat!
You got that right!
(https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/_KJK6362r.jpg?_subject_uid=244226683&w=AAAz2qYhBNE2_NeR2ouF4Dvs9Q42obbWOlTOvGIuJhZOZw)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on September 03, 2014, 01:41:28 PM
Ain't no squirrel got time for dat!

Apparently these squirrels are not nostalgic.
And gators and pythons!

Sarge
Those do not usually show up where I live.  Which I classify as a Good Thing.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on September 03, 2014, 04:16:33 PM
And, on my walk yesterday afternoon

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/a5e2useh.jpg)

Beautiful! Have you moved from Boston?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 03, 2014, 05:13:17 PM
This thread is getting lively! Nice stuff everyone.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on September 03, 2014, 06:18:31 PM
(http://jesusfuck.me/di/SY1X/IMG_0589.jpg)

My friend took this of me looking out my window over the weekend. I rather like it.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 04, 2014, 04:51:58 AM
Beautiful! Have you moved from Boston?

No, but we live just a bit to the north, and this is a pond I see just about every day.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 04, 2014, 04:52:33 AM
(http://jesusfuck.me/di/SY1X/IMG_0589.jpg)

My friend took this of me looking out my window over the weekend. I rather like it.

Very nice character (both the composition, and the subject).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on September 04, 2014, 05:23:52 AM
No, but we live just a bit to the north, and this is a pond I see just about every day.

I can see why, it's beautiful!

Very nice character (both the composition, and the subject).

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 04, 2014, 05:31:05 AM
(http://jesusfuck.me/di/SY1X/IMG_0589.jpg)
I rather like it.

So do I. I love window portraits (I specialize in them  ;D ).

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 04, 2014, 06:38:08 AM
Shoulders Left click to enlarge


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PetMay1980portraitremi800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PB022616_edit_crop3_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 04, 2014, 08:46:23 AM
Very nice.  Love the lighting (and subjects, of course).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 05, 2014, 11:08:15 AM
Superb photos, Sarge! The light & colours are just perfect, and the compositions are very elegant, too.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14963007420_a59478af9e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14963007420/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 06, 2014, 02:08:44 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5557/15151897121_18c4934d22_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15151897121/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 06, 2014, 02:35:54 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/15154915115_0c6ab615de_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15154915115/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 06, 2014, 09:42:47 AM
Some wonderful photographs of icebergs:

(https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/394/c936fff3d8d7d8c49459728d1c8503ae-large.jpg)

Quote
California-based photographer and 2011 TED Fellow, Camille Seaman, has been photographing in both Arctic regions, including in Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica, since 2003.

 Seaman writes:

 "Nick Cave once sang, 'All things move toward their end.' Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way, much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own."

 She explains that some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury. The Last Iceberg chronicles just a handful of the many thousands of icebergs that are currently headed to their end.

 "I approach the images of icebergs as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors," Seaman adds. "I seek a moment in their life in which they convey their unique personality, some connection to our own experience and a glimpse of their soul which endures." (https://www.lensculture.com/articles/camille-seaman-the-last-iceberg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 06, 2014, 10:24:47 AM
Andrei Tarkovsky's photographs

(http://www.diphotos.net/JJ/Tarkovskij/27.jpg) (http://www.diphotos.net/JJ/Tarkovskij/Web/li.htm)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 06, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
Love those last two of yours (really yours, I mean, not Tarkovsky and ice).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 06, 2014, 11:25:21 PM
Love those last two of yours (really yours, I mean, not Tarkovsky and ice).
Cheers!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/15163795642_2f52577475_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15163795642/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 07, 2014, 12:23:03 AM
This weekend is "mid-autumn festival" time in Taiwan. Here is my son reacting to some fireworks last night.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/14975649487_b200b62b97_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPm7Re)Fireworks Jumper.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oPm7Re) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 07, 2014, 12:34:33 AM
Wonderful composition; the light & tonal range are magnificent.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 07, 2014, 01:00:51 AM
Wonderful composition; the light & tonal range are magnificent.

  You are far too generous, as usual ;) But thanks for the nice sentiments. Here is my other recent post. This is a shot of my wife. I like the picture, but she came out oddly masculine...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3845/14975657718_fdd6a03d34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPmai9)20140906-DC2C4469-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oPmai9) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 07, 2014, 01:17:20 AM
Hm, maybe it's the lens making her cheeks look more angular & larger. Nice portrait in any case, I like the tonal range & contrast here as well.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 07, 2014, 05:27:36 AM
, I like the tonal range & contrast here as well.

Silver Efex Pro II ;D  Very handy for BW conversions. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 07, 2014, 05:31:20 AM
Silver Efex Pro II ;D  Very handy for BW conversions. Highly recommended.
Hmph, a bit too expensive for now..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 07, 2014, 08:32:42 PM
Hmph, a bit too expensive for now..

 I see. Well, keep it in mind "for one day"...

More barbecue and fireworks last night.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14988310630_04682f1190_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQt1yN)20140907-DC2C4574.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oQt1yN) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/15151937086_ba5636e71e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p5VD1A)Pyromania Training (https://flic.kr/p/p5VD1A) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 08, 2014, 08:10:28 AM
Water-Lilies

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/15163795642_2f52577475_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15163795642/)    (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/14993300258_b1785f3715_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14993300258/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/15179507812_cdbc103c17_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15179507812/)      (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14993220700_33ca91c915_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14993220700/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/15179505212_73b4c08c41_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15179505212/)        (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/15179506592_83ba4b36ec_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15179506592/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 08, 2014, 08:23:42 AM
Beautiful, Karlo!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 08, 2014, 08:36:30 AM
Beautiful, Karlo!
Thanks, Karl! I will no doubt return to the spot as it's right outside the university.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 09, 2014, 01:05:24 PM
I took over 2500 photos in July alone, there are quite a few cluttered up and waiting to be uploaded to flickr..

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/15192578015_0797ea1cb4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15192578015/)  (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/15192627135_fbbddf0edc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15192627135/) 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/15192291522_587aef0471_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15192291522/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 10, 2014, 09:31:02 AM
Peonies from July

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3868/15013550849_43f4dd58a3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15013550849/)      (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/15013779518_80ed740e04_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15013779518/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5593/15013780588_e727f11cd1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15013780588/)      (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5574/15013676790_b166770e3e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15013676790/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/15199969442_bbf9ab8835_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15199969442/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 12, 2014, 01:42:18 AM
Two trees from a day in July

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/15214719275_34ff3894c2_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15214719275/)         (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/15191698286_e7393e1d4f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15191698286/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 12, 2014, 04:20:44 AM
Sumptuous and summery!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 12, 2014, 10:09:44 AM
Sumptuous and summery!
Thanks!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/15214767301_e83d30b329_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15214767301/)        (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/15217757375_4d950de352_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15217757375/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 13, 2014, 08:06:00 AM
I like these two a lot. 

   Here is one from me, from last weekend.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/15222669601_ab6978ae03_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pcbajH)20140907-DC2C4780-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pcbajH) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 13, 2014, 08:11:41 AM
I'll add a bit of color to this overwhelmingly, but lovely, B&W page.

Ohio Autumn

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PB062722_700.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 13, 2014, 08:13:58 AM
More barbecue and fireworks last night.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14988310630_04682f1190_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQt1yN)

A poster for The Omen?  ;)  Really striking image.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 13, 2014, 08:16:23 AM
Thanks, Sarge! I was just getting ready to say how much I like your trees/sky pic and got the "Warning-while you were reading..." message. Now my comment will seem like quid-pro-quo... but really, I love that pic.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 13, 2014, 10:34:16 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/15040730427_6024fab0dd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15040730427/)
Peony (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15040730427/) by Janacekian (https://www.flickr.com/people/janacekian/), on Flickr


I like these two a lot. 

   Here is one from me, from last weekend.
Cheers!

This is definitely my favourite of yours on this page. :)

I'll add a bit of color to this overwhelmingly, but lovely, B&W page.

Ohio Autumn

Sarge
Very beautiful indeed! Here's something similar from two years ago:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5460/9013307165_3357240520_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9013307165/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on September 13, 2014, 07:15:09 PM
I'll add a bit of color to this overwhelmingly, but lovely, B&W page.

Ohio Autumn

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PB062722_700.jpg)


Sarge

I love this!! Just downloaded it and made it my wallpaper on my phone. Thanks!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 14, 2014, 02:59:55 AM
Another pair from July

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/15231033781_f366043165_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15231033781/lightbox/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/15047353059_498793a12f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15047353059/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 14, 2014, 03:51:23 AM
Wow! Love those tree trunks!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 14, 2014, 10:35:38 AM
Wow! Love those tree trunks!
Thanks!

Branches

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/15238041422_63962860e5_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15238041422/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2014, 03:53:41 AM
I love this!! Just downloaded it and made it my wallpaper on my phone. Thanks!!

I'll PM you with instructions on where to send my royalties  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 15, 2014, 05:14:25 AM
I'll PM you with instructions on where to send my royalties  ;D

Sarge
George can send them to me, as you owe me at least the same amount.  8)
(and strictly speaking, I think it's not a question of royalties)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 15, 2014, 06:16:44 AM
Fishing nets

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/15224653016_da29144565_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15224653016/)      (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/15060968820_0d6f65e277_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15060968820/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3856/15247670785_494092fa0f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15247670785/)        (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/15061113077_d5f4756ab9_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15061113077/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/15247296532_c5927e8460_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15247296532/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2014, 08:48:41 AM
George can send them to me, as you owe me at least the same amount.  8)

I thought I could use your image for free!...as long as I didn't invite a crowd to gather round my computer to gaze at it  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 15, 2014, 03:48:07 PM
I thought I could use your image for free!...as long as I didn't invite a crowd to gather round my computer to gaze at it  ;D

Sarge

 I assumed as long as you don't charge the crowd to look at it
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 16, 2014, 02:54:03 AM
Portrait.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/15050109330_f6753df021_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oVVKaC)Beach Portrait.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oVVKaC) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 16, 2014, 03:48:49 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 16, 2014, 04:19:22 AM
Beautiful!

Thanks, Karl :)  We went to the beach with some friends and acquaintances, and this is the 3 year old son of one of them.  He looked really cute with sand stuck all over him...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 16, 2014, 04:36:18 AM
Portrait.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/15050109330_f6753df021_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oVVKaC)Beach Portrait.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oVVKaC) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

This is a great image. Thank you for posting!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 16, 2014, 04:51:11 AM
Thanks, Karl :)  We went to the beach with some friends and acquaintances, and this is the 3 year old son of one of them.  He looked really cute with sand stuck all over him...

Of course, when he's grown up, he'll say, "Mom, why didn't you do me a favor and hose me down?" ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 16, 2014, 05:07:13 AM
Of course, when he's grown up, he'll say, "Mom, why didn't you do me a favor and hose me down?" ;)

Actually, the shirt is all he is wearing. If he sees the other pictures, he'll have a lot more questions than that ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 16, 2014, 05:10:28 AM
Portrait.
Wonderful!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 17, 2014, 12:37:43 AM
Two new ones here

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15265751865_3b110499b7_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15265751865/)       (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/15079054250_027d9a23bf_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15079054250/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/15214767301_e83d30b329_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15214767301/)              (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/15217757375_4d950de352_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15217757375/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/15154915115_0c6ab615de_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15154915115/)      (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14629439085_27c94ba944_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14629439085/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14646299773_07e0a95ba4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14646299773/)      (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5033/14432948427_88618712b9_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14432948427/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 17, 2014, 01:41:15 AM
That's an impressive set.  I like seeing them all together like this.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 17, 2014, 01:47:12 AM
That's an impressive set.  I like seeing them all together like this.
Thanks. Yes, these sets obviously benefit from seeing them all.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 17, 2014, 04:00:01 AM
Beautiful, again!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 17, 2014, 04:02:33 AM
Beautiful, again!
Cheers, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 17, 2014, 05:41:51 AM
Took this one Sunday.  Maybe a bit cheesy, but it's a cheerful kind of cheese. :P

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15258390385_34279679d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pfkeSi)20140914-DC2C5888.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfkeSi) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 17, 2014, 05:50:27 AM
Took this one Sunday.  Maybe a bit cheesy, but it's a cheerful kind of cheese. :P

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15258390385_34279679d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pfkeSi)20140914-DC2C5888.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfkeSi) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Cheese can be quite tasty...this is.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 17, 2014, 05:57:09 AM
Cheese can be quite tasty...this is.
:)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 17, 2014, 05:58:25 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15265751865_3b110499b7_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15265751865/)       (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/15079054250_027d9a23bf_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15079054250/)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/15154915115_0c6ab615de_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15154915115/)      (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14629439085_27c94ba944_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14629439085/)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14646299773_07e0a95ba4_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14646299773/)      (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5033/14432948427_88618712b9_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14432948427/)

Wet leaves redux...always a pleasure.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 17, 2014, 08:26:45 AM
Took this one Sunday.  Maybe a bit cheesy, but it's a cheerful kind of cheese. :P

Very cheesy indeed, with that Cheddar-like colour. Other connections I don't see.  8)
I've been taking a walk to the shore at sundown almost daily now that I've moved here (Kuopio) and taken photographs, obviously. Not just of the sunset, mind you, but no matter how many times it has been photographed, it's a good routine and helps relaxing, and on the other hand, noticing more interesting subjects.


Wet leaves redux...always a pleasure.

Sarge
Cheers, Sarge. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 17, 2014, 10:05:27 AM
Rowan

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/15083234237_912e2f9e11_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15083234237/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 17, 2014, 06:26:46 PM
Love this one, too.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 20, 2014, 03:34:07 PM
Love this one, too.
Cheers.  :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/15302101762_0581502f46_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15302101762/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 21, 2014, 01:48:30 PM
Some really cool series here (https://www.lensculture.com/editors_pick)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 05:45:02 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3869/15331120752_35c57260dc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15331120752/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 23, 2014, 05:54:51 AM
Some really cool series here (https://www.lensculture.com/editors_pick)

I loved the 98 Selfies, and the Prom series, focusing on very unusual couples instead of the usual Captain of the Football Team/Head Cheerleader portraits.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 23, 2014, 05:56:12 AM
Cheers.  :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/15302101762_0581502f46_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15302101762/)

Love it...although I have no idea what it is  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 06:01:22 AM
Love it...although I have no idea what it is  ;D

Sarge
A flower pot, obviously.  8)
I might have zoomed in/out a bit during the 4 s exposure time... It's a negative, too.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 23, 2014, 06:03:29 AM
A flower pot, obviously.  8)

Of course! How could I have not seen that  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 23, 2014, 06:07:49 AM
A portrait of my first wife's Romanian grandmother with one of her great grandchildren. Canon FTb and Tri-X 400


Great Grandmother/Great Granddaughter

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/scan0002_edit_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 06:16:52 AM
Of course! How could I have not seen that  ;D

Sarge
I really don't understand how one could not see that, it's so obvious to me..   0:)

Beautiful portrait, too, apart from the slight overexposure of the GGD's face. I like the bokeh & OOF chain the background. But, of course, what makes this photo are the looks of the two people in very different stages of life.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 23, 2014, 06:31:11 AM
A portrait of my first wife's Romanian grandmother with one of her great grandchildren. Canon FTb and Tri-X 400

  My kind of picture. Abstract is often interesting, but I'm a people person.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 07:07:00 AM
  My kind of picture. Abstract is often interesting, but I'm a people person.

I don't intentionally avoid portraiture, either.. (and that gray sky on the topmost photo on the right could do with better processing  :-X)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/12553546035_00941c2148_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/12553546035/)      (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/11704464633_1cb0461b8a_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/11704464633/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/12987789104_3c291d2ab9_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/12987789104/)     (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/9044528764_46fe21543c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9044528764/)      (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/9601663444_b7e5be738c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9601663444/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/9044230796_ec1c71375c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9044230796/)       (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9033301520_55a1763089_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9033301520/)      (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/9031032445_f3a55ed3ec_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9031032445/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 23, 2014, 07:17:04 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/9044528764_46fe21543c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/9044528764/)

Love the glow here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 23, 2014, 07:18:06 AM
I don't intentionally avoid portraiture, either.. (and that gray sky on the topmost photo on the right could do with better processing  :-X)

Nice :) I love 2, 4, 5 and 6. (left to right)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 07:22:56 AM
Love the glow here.
Nice :) I love 2, 4, 5 and 6. (left to right)
Thanks, gents. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 10:53:38 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/15147614147_cd6be66f28_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15147614147/)         (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/15147429900_a798266fd1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15147429900/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15330968001_cf0a6b411c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15330968001/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15311101476_1be0c5bc93_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15311101476/)          (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/15311098806_12c7478b79_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15311098806/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 23, 2014, 11:09:13 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 11:11:21 AM
Lovely!
Thanks, Karl.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 04:24:05 PM
Beautiful, poetic, minimalism & abstraction of nature - see them on black at LensCulture!

Jung Jung Ho - White Utterance (http://www.lensculture.com/articles/jung-jung-ho-white-utterance)

(https://dd978y4vwod92.cloudfront.net/uploads/photos/images/277596/4e71dfebe2a55cf44cd34cf4bfca1da2-large.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 23, 2014, 05:00:42 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15311101476_1be0c5bc93_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15311101476/)          (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/15311098806_12c7478b79_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15311098806/)

  Mondrian epiphany.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on September 23, 2014, 05:22:55 PM
May I humbly request you have a look at my photography (art/science) website, which I have spent much time recently updating and redesigning:

www.kevinjcarpenter.com

Comments welcome.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 05:25:55 PM
  Mondrian epiphany.
8)
I hadn't noticed the connection myself. Then again, neither did I think of drip paintings when I photographed this:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/13798708393_28ac8ecbb0_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13798708393/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 23, 2014, 05:33:46 PM
May I humbly request you have a look at my photography (art/science) website, which I have spent much time recently updating and redesigning:

www.kevinjcarpenter.com

Comments welcome.

 ;D

Holy crap! Amazing stuff. Extremely impressive.  Almost terrifying.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2014, 06:00:39 PM
May I humbly request you have a look at my photography (art/science) website, which I have spent much time recently updating and redesigning:

www.kevinjcarpenter.com

Comments welcome.

 ;D
Comments, you say? Love the Goethe quote. The SEM photos of microbes are wonderful, of course (I've seen them several times before :) ). The writings are interesting, informative, and readable, too.

Of course, on the blog, there's this post (http://69.195.124.84/~kevinjca/2013/03/02/atget-the-greatest-book-ever/) about John Szarkowski's Atget book. It is, along with Bill Watterson's complete Calvin & Hobbes, my favourite book.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 04:01:17 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/15317568266_e28c964c2e_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15317568266/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on September 24, 2014, 08:26:56 AM
Don't think I posted any of my pictures from my trip last spring to Virginia.
So here is one.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5539/14206570211_d3abd3345c_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nDoonH)PANO_20140517_133850 (https://flic.kr/p/nDoonH) by kishnevi (https://www.flickr.com/people/53982507@N05/), on Flickr

The "Bloody Angle"  at Spotsylvania Courthouse.  You're looking at a piece of ground where in one day Union and Confederate forces combines suffered about 17,000 casualties--killed, wounded, missing in action or taken prisoner--comparable to the casualties the Allies took on D-Day, except here confinedto the space of about half a mile.  The small ridge is what remains of the Confederate embankment and trenches.


Edit"  I need to learn how to do this.  However,  clicking on the link should take you to the full size picture.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 08:34:42 AM
Don't think I posted any of my pictures from my trip last spring to Virginia.
So here is one.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5539/14206570211_d3abd3345c_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nDoonH)PANO_20140517_133850 (https://flic.kr/p/nDoonH) by kishnevi (https://www.flickr.com/people/53982507@N05/), on Flickr

The "Bloody Angle"  at Spotsylvania Courthouse.  You're looking at a piece of ground where in one day Union and Confederate forces combines suffered about 17,000 casualties--killed, wounded, missing in action or taken prisoner--comparable to the casualties the Allies took on D-Day, except here confinedto the space of about half a mile.  The small ridge is what remains of the Confederate embankment and trenches.


Edit"  I need to learn how to do this.  However,  clicking on the link should take you to the full size picture.
Very nice, Jeffrey.

Regarding how to post stuff from flickr here, choose the BBCode from flickr.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on September 24, 2014, 08:51:13 AM
Very nice, Jeffrey.

Regarding how to post stuff from flickr here, choose the BBCode from flickr.

Thank you.  I did use the BBCode, but can't figure out how to size it correctly.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 10:00:21 AM
Thank you.  I did use the BBCode, but can't figure out how to size it correctly.
Looking what others did by 'quoting' is cheating, but it's allowed..  8)
Just don't copy the extra spaces...
I didn't size it manually, but I chose the size while choosing the BBCode according to the size I wanted.
[ur l=https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15317568266/][im g width=469 height=640]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/15317568266_e28c964c2e_c.jpg[/img][/url]
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 24, 2014, 10:04:54 AM
FWIW, one can use the Insert Code button (#) and just type the code "as is":

Code: [Select]
[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15317568266/][img width=469 height=640]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/15317568266_e28c964c2e_c.jpg[/img][/url]
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 10:17:47 AM
FWIW, one can use the Insert Code button (#) and just type the code "as is":

Code: [Select]
[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15317568266/][img width=469 height=640]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/15317568266_e28c964c2e_c.jpg[/img][/url]
Well, that is a way, too, certainly.  0:)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 24, 2014, 10:22:31 AM
And there's that handy-dandy Select link . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 10:25:12 AM
And there's that handy-dandy Select link . . . .
:)











Thread duty

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/15343588095_1ed04fd6f1_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15343588095/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15156880520_0067ccc723_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15156880520/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15157001708_cce321dbe1_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15157001708/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 24, 2014, 10:26:53 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15157001708_cce321dbe1_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15157001708/)

Moody fish!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 10:31:27 AM
Moody fish!
Perhaps they were aware of their imminent doom.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 24, 2014, 05:24:48 PM
More fishy business

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15160045537_d4cce1dafe_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15160045537/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15323553226_83b0360db8_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15323553226/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15159877410_573541644b_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15159877410/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 25, 2014, 04:43:14 AM
The grayscale suits the gleam of the scales very nicely.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 25, 2014, 04:43:49 AM
Oh, I didn't mean the pun on scale . . . just happened . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 25, 2014, 04:58:32 AM
The grayscale suits the gleam of the scales very nicely.
Oh, I didn't mean the pun on scale . . . just happened . . . .
8)

Yes, all these intricate patterns with a good bit of contrast are wonderful material for monochromes.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 25, 2014, 05:48:56 AM
If the theme is fish, I will join in :)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8089249034_c1374545e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/djPvUW)Market.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/djPvUW) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

and here's a fisheye
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7690189144_d6265a8fb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/cHyej1)20120707-P1020155-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cHyej1) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 25, 2014, 06:00:14 AM
If the theme is fish, I will join in :)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8089249034_c1374545e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/djPvUW)

See, they dance!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 25, 2014, 06:26:48 AM
If the theme is fish, I will join in :)
Splendid

Quote
and here's a fisheye

 8)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15160045537_d4cce1dafe_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15160045537/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 25, 2014, 06:56:15 AM
 ;D
 thanks guys. 
   And yes, I suppose those are more fish-eyed than mine...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 25, 2014, 07:03:35 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15157001708_cce321dbe1_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15157001708/)


Man, that guy in the middle looks pissed off (not that I blame him). We're having fish tonight. Waves of guilt will undoubtedly accompany each delicious bite.

I have no fish pics to contribute to this thread (I spent too much of my life photographing women). I feel like a failure  :(

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 25, 2014, 07:05:42 AM

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8089249034_c1374545e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/djPvUW)Market.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/djPvUW) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/)

Sumo Fish!  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 25, 2014, 07:08:43 AM
I have no fish pics to contribute to this thread (I spent too much of my life photographing women).

Much better topic!! ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 25, 2014, 07:10:37 AM

Man, that guy in the middle looks pissed off (not that I blame him). We're having fish tonight. Waves of guilt will undoubtedly accompany each delicious bite.

I have no fish pics to contribute to this thread (I spent too much of my life photographing women). I feel like a failure  :(

Sarge
1) No need to worry, it didn't remain pissed off for very long, as it is just about to be gutted. :D
2) You're telling me you don't have any fish pictures to contribute, and in the next sentence you're saying you're having fish tonight. Even if they're fish sticks, there's a solution.  8)
3) We're not so picky about what's in the fishnets.  ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 25, 2014, 07:19:02 AM
2) You're telling me you don't have any fish pictures to contribute, and in the next sentence you're saying you're having fish tonight. Even if they're fish sticks, there's a solution.  8)

Of course! Some of this was frolicking in the ocean at one point:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/foodandwine/P8041923_900.jpg)


3) We're not so picky about what's in the fishnets.  ;)

 ;D  :D ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on September 25, 2014, 01:21:26 PM
Of course! Some of this was frolicking in the ocean at one point:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/foodandwine/P8041923_900.jpg)


 ;D  :D ;D

Sarge
Looks yummy enough to make me want to eat my tablet.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 25, 2014, 01:50:41 PM
Looks yummy enough to make me want to eat my tablet.

Made me hungry too. Scrounging up this photo brought back that evening. What a great dinner it was. The scallops and salmon were charcoal grilled (Scarpia inspired actually; he'd been talking about grilling salmon). I hadn't made that pasta salad in many a moon (before or since). I'm going to have to recreate it soon.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 27, 2014, 10:18:46 AM
Of course! Some of this was frolicking in the ocean at one point:

 ;D  :D ;D

Sarge
Looks yummy enough to make me want to eat my tablet.
+1, although that maze look underseasoned to my tastes..




Thread duty

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/15184563549_1d8e359ac3_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15184563549/)       (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/15184595729_9e8516463e_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15184595729/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/15184727448_323b8648f6_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15184727448/)         (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3845/15184550789_0525833575_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15184550789/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/15184847307_5c08a26788_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15184847307/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15184602609_d1c1f4465b_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15184602609/)        (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/15371041772_5e531c9a8e_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15371041772/)

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 27, 2014, 01:18:27 PM
+1, although that maze look underseasoned to my tastes..

Salt and butter had yet to be applied.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 27, 2014, 01:21:02 PM
Salt and butter had yet to be applied.

Sarge
Another mystery solved.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 28, 2014, 08:58:25 AM
I like how the Sun seem to form an arch in the images posted here, completely unintentionally :)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15194964399_cf3e4aab34_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15194964399/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/15358693646_bcdb07ebbd_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15358693646/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15194962849_1354c04031_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15194962849/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/15381685875_1f7780b191_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15381685875/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/15381684775_7f9c9bbf77_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15381684775/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15195016970_195751b0b9_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15195016970/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 28, 2014, 09:03:42 AM
Beautiful, thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 28, 2014, 09:09:43 AM
Beautiful, thank you!
Thanks, Karl.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 29, 2014, 04:22:19 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/15381684775_7f9c9bbf77_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15381684775/)

My favorite of the series. Quite striking.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 29, 2014, 04:24:06 AM
Tree trunks

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MarthaPink4bw_900.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Madchen%20im%20Wald_crop_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 29, 2014, 04:47:41 AM
Hamadryads on the wing; nice, Sarge.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 29, 2014, 05:15:58 AM
Hamadryads on the wing

 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 29, 2014, 05:31:43 AM
My favorite of the series. Quite striking.

Sarge
Cheers, Sarge.

Tree trunks

Sarge
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 29, 2014, 05:40:52 AM
Sarge, you've been holding out on us.   I especially like that first one, moody and strangely mysterious.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 29, 2014, 01:20:05 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15392226071_ba4aeed093_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15392226071/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 30, 2014, 03:10:38 AM
Lovely, and would make a great jigsaw puzzle . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 30, 2014, 03:15:46 AM
Lovely, and would make a great jigsaw puzzle . . . .
10,000 pieces.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 30, 2014, 03:17:36 AM
Aye . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 30, 2014, 04:00:29 AM
More tree trunks, this time in color.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img612_edit_crop_900.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150693_edit_crop_natural_900.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 30, 2014, 06:47:01 AM
Sarge, I sure hope the Mrs doesn't ever visit this site.  I suspect should wouldn't be delighted to be splitting the bill with the ex :P
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 30, 2014, 07:16:13 AM
My mother and stepfather taken about 10 years ago in a deli in Greenwich Village, and my son taken the other week at Myrtle Beach. I love the pic of my stepfather, who is Norwegian and grew up in Brooklyn, it captures his sometimes no-nonsense, wiseguy personality, but I wish I had paid more attention to the light behind his head, would have taken it slightly away.


(https://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_5866.jpg?w=500&h=333)

(https://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_5871x.jpg?w=500&h=371)

(https://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_5715.jpg?w=500&h=333)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 30, 2014, 07:23:23 AM
Sarge, I sure hope the Mrs doesn't ever visit this site.  I suspect should wouldn't be delighted to be splitting the bill with the ex :P

 ;D :laugh: ;D

She's actually cool with the photog/model relationship I've continued with the ex.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 30, 2014, 07:25:35 AM
(https://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_5871x.jpg?w=500&h=371)

At least in the photo your step-father looks remarkably like Neil Flynn (The Middle, Scrubs).

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTcxNTYxMzYyNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzA3ODY3Mg@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 30, 2014, 09:20:10 AM
My mother and stepfather taken about 10 years ago in a deli in Greenwich Village, and my son taken the other week at Myrtle Beach. I love the pic of my stepfather, who is Norwegian and grew up in Brooklyn, it captures his sometimes no-nonsense, wiseguy personality, but I wish I had paid more attention to the light behind his head, would have taken it slightly away.


(https://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_5866.jpg?w=500&h=333)
I really like this portrait of your mother, Greg - the stark contrrast & geometry in the composition.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on September 30, 2014, 01:13:20 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15382057446_4e840c492d_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15382057446/)      (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15218484598_a4dfd23b45_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15218484598/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15218415260_63c2a63b75_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15218415260/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on September 30, 2014, 05:32:15 PM
Not much data in that pic to work with (and my photo editing skills aren't that hot), but this might be a bit better...

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/awalzem/img_5871x.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/user/awalzem/media/img_5871x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 02, 2014, 12:45:59 AM
I notice how you put your name in the pic, too, Al... :D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 02, 2014, 12:58:04 AM
I notice how you put your name in the pic, too, Al... :D

Whoops :-[ :-[
  I don't even notice that.  I set it to happen automatically every time I process a picture in Photoshop [all the pics are generally mine, of course]
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 02, 2014, 01:09:02 AM
Whoops :-[ :-[
  I don't even notice that.  I set it to happen automatically every time I process a picture in Photoshop [all the pics are generally mine, of course]
I knew this was the case, of course.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 02, 2014, 03:54:12 AM
I notice how you put your name in the pic, too, Al... :D

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15231285280_f388e5bdb7_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15231285280/)

We've seen this one before. Always worth another look though. Beautiful.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 02, 2014, 04:26:32 AM
We've seen this one before. Always worth another look though. Beautiful.

Sarge
Uhhh... I forgot that I had already posted it...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/15217757375_4d950de352_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15217757375/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 02, 2014, 04:48:07 AM
Still (as our Sarge saith), lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 07, 2014, 09:31:06 AM
Thanks, Karl. :)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15447488406_1725dc0285_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15447488406/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on October 07, 2014, 09:34:18 AM
Thanks, Karl. :)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15447488406_1725dc0285_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15447488406/)

Amazing!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 08, 2014, 06:24:50 AM
Amazing!!
Thanks, George. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on October 08, 2014, 07:55:55 AM
Thanks, Karl. :)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15447488406_1725dc0285_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15447488406/)

Almost makes me want to move to Finland.

Fortunately I remember you have winter there.

(Temps today at latitude 26N:  morning low about 75F, afternoon high about 87F)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 08, 2014, 11:35:34 AM
Almost makes me want to move to Finland.
Thanks, Jeffrey. :)

Quote
Fortunately I remember you have winter there.
Nah, it's some other place you're thinking of.  8) (42 F here today)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/12553546035_00941c2148_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/12553546035/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 08, 2014, 09:58:39 PM
Still (as our Sarge saith), lovely!

Nice interaction of colours here, tomatoes can be a pain to photograph well since there's barely any texture or variations of colour or luminosity.



Thread duty


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15484155912_6bfde6c235_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15484155912/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on October 08, 2014, 10:05:04 PM
Nice interaction of colours here, tomatoes can be a pain to photograph well since there's barely any texture or variations of colour or luminosity.



Thread duty


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15484155912_6bfde6c235_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15484155912/)

Wow, I like this even more than the first one you posted! Great work!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 09, 2014, 08:34:43 AM
Wow, I like this even more than the first one you posted! Great work!!
Thanks again, George. :)



Yet another one

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15301671738_dda8157b80_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15301671738/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 10, 2014, 09:22:36 AM
Last one in this series - for now anyway, as these are all taken from the pier of our holiday cottage, and I'll definitely keep photographing there.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15494191161_1b0b426599_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15494191161/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 10, 2014, 09:35:45 AM
This morning.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/11/vu2e5ajy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 10, 2014, 09:36:19 AM
Same place.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/11/ezube9us.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 10, 2014, 09:37:07 AM
Not a view ... but the same place.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/11/5u4ure8a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 10, 2014, 11:27:03 AM
Lovely, Karl.




Sebastião Salgado just posted this on his Facebook site:

The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Directed by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders. With Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3674140/)

(http://plugcitarios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Foto-Sebastião-Salgado-06.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 10, 2014, 08:27:47 PM
Same place.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/11/ezube9us.jpg)

Boy would I like to be there right now!  Fresh, cool, dry, piney air...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 10, 2014, 10:43:36 PM
Boy would I like to be there right now!  Fresh, cool, dry, piney air...
Oh, you just had to start pining, didn't you..  ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 13, 2014, 06:53:24 AM
Boy would I like to be there right now!  Fresh, cool, dry, piney air...

We were lucky with the weather, too;  held clear for us all the while we were out there . . . oh, sometimes some deliciously moody cloud cover, but never any actual thread of rain.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 14, 2014, 08:49:38 AM
We were lucky with the weather, too;  held clear for us all the while we were out there . . . oh, sometimes some deliciously moody cloud cover, but never any actual thread of rain.

  This weekend my youngest daughter was a in a swimming competition. Afterwards, we played in the pool, and I got this shot of my older daughter before we got in the car.  This was with the Panasonic M4/3 system.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15514662442_4373379c45_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCYGC3)20141012-P1120251.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pCYGC3) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on October 14, 2014, 07:26:29 PM
Through a Glass Darkly - Digital Photography and the Industrial Revolution
http://truthinconsequences.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/through-a-glass-darkly-digital-photography-and-the-industrial-revolution-part-1/


(https://truthinconsequences.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/p_20141008_124520.jpg)

How about a larger one of your avatar?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 16, 2014, 02:44:56 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15552327575_85e74b2735_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15552327575/)     (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15552344665_b2370c204f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15552344665/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3939/15366745860_727dc4d59c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15366745860/)     (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/14932205143_f17146cb53_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14932205143/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 05:58:19 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15532404016_29cc5760a0_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15532404016/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 17, 2014, 06:50:56 AM

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3939/15366745860_727dc4d59c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15366745860/)

Autumn leaves...nice


http://www.youtube.com/v/EnAD_KULFBo


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 17, 2014, 06:54:16 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15514662442_4373379c45_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCYGC3)20141012-P1120251.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pCYGC3) by
 (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/)

Beautiful...both the image and the subject.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 17, 2014, 06:55:09 AM
Lovely, indeed.  This thread remains one of my favorite daily visitations.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 17, 2014, 07:08:58 AM
 Thanks, guys :) I'm really thinking about getting back into more serious photo work. I've not been so into it since the classical bug bit me, but I was browsing in the camera shop today, and have my eye on a couple of interesting lenses. Perhaps they will get my interest stirred up again. Unfortunately, camera gear is a lot more expensive than Cds
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on October 17, 2014, 07:33:18 AM
Thanks, guys :) I'm really thinking about getting back into more serious photo work. I've not been so into it since the classical bug bit me, but I was browsing in the camera shop today, and have my eye on a couple of interesting lenses. Perhaps they will get my interest stirred up again. Unfortunately, camera gear is a lot more expensive than Cds

Does that mean that you will take a month or two off from GMG?    :(
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 07:56:46 AM
Autumn leaves...nice

Sarge
Cheers, Sarge.


Beautiful...both the image and the subject.

Sarge
+1, and a very good portrait.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 07:57:24 AM
Thread duty

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15369709669_9b55608b26_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15369709669/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 17, 2014, 08:00:24 AM
Does that mean that you will take a month or two off from GMG?    :(

  That's been a goal of mine for ages--I think it is the only way I could ever stop buying CDs!! However, I haven't been able to do so yet, so I suppose it isn't likely.
   I just paid off my credit card bill, but the lenses I'm looking at could quickly get me back into a lot of serious trouble...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 08:03:05 AM
  That's been a goal of mine for ages--I think it is the only way I could ever stop buying CDs!! However, I haven't been able to do so yet, so I suppose it isn't likely.
   I just paid off my credit card bill, but the lenses I'm looking at could quickly get me back into a lot of serious trouble...
You know, Al, one can photograph a good deal with lenses that aren't too fancy..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 17, 2014, 08:13:18 AM
Lovely, indeed.  This thread remains one of my favorite daily visitations.

In case I was obscure, this applies to your work, as well, Karlo  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 08:22:58 AM
In case I was obscure, this applies to your work, as well, Karlo  :)
Thanks, Karl. :) I think it was implied by the word 'daily'.  0:)

Thread duty

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/15554448961_2ee5ccd1e0_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15554448961/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 17, 2014, 08:28:13 AM
Thanks, Karl. :) I think it was implied by the word 'daily'.  0:)

Indeed!  You understand me well.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 17, 2014, 09:24:15 AM
You know, Al, one can photograph a good deal with lenses that aren't too fancy..

  And one can be satisfied with just 20 or 30 favorite classical discs... ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 10:23:06 AM
  And one can be satisfied with just 20 or 30 favorite classical discs... ;)
Analogy not working.  8)

I am satisfied (for now, anyway..) with my cheapo computer speakers (which do have a more than decent sound) and I don't need several interpretations of most music I listen to.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on October 17, 2014, 11:29:34 AM
Analogy not working.  8)

I am satisfied (for now, anyway..) with my cheapo computer speakers (which do have a more than decent sound) and I don't need several interpretations of most music I listen to.

And my CD player is part of an alarm clock combine from Sears.  I doubt you can more cheapo basic than that.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 17, 2014, 11:40:23 AM
Thread duty

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15372638130_dfa0e8b6c6_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15372638130/)      (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15555636211_bb4a7bd285_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15555636211/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 18, 2014, 03:47:58 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/14942612263_0b13c45c4c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14942612263/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 18, 2014, 05:27:02 AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img234_levels_crop_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on October 18, 2014, 05:52:54 AM
Great one, Sarge!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 18, 2014, 06:11:32 AM
Great one, Sarge!

 +1.  That lady radiates mystery.  Very attractive, and also looks like big trouble ???

 Karlo, I really like the 3rd pic, the fallen tree. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 18, 2014, 06:58:38 AM
Sarge
Really great photo, Sarge!


Karlo, I really like the 3rd pic, the fallen tree.
Cheers, Al.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 18, 2014, 09:18:50 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15541409236_80c865144d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15541409236/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 18, 2014, 11:15:08 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15379832268_a62c1c9e28_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15379832268/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/14945796463_7607a51716_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14945796463/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5616/15565960745_c532e8a3a3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15565960745/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 19, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15551475496_ec41c88e4a_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15551475496/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/14954995583_ec6c20495c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14954995583/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 19, 2014, 12:49:58 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/14956078584_3713847dce_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14956078584/)


The Puijo tower
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puijo_tower
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 19, 2014, 06:50:27 PM
All nice, Karlo.  I like the powerful verticals.

Did some street-type shooting.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15393789440_73c248d478_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psichL)20141018-DC2C6606-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/psichL) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15393396997_19a5ee7ef5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psgbCv)Urban Shopper (https://flic.kr/p/psgbCv) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15393282118_2350eaf899_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psfAtQ)Newspaper reader (https://flic.kr/p/psfAtQ) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on October 20, 2014, 09:46:52 AM
Photos taken yesterday at the Charles Deering Estate on the south side of Miami
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34574498@N06/sets/72157648874063902/
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 21, 2014, 05:04:57 AM
All nice, Karlo.  I like the powerful verticals.

Did some street-type shooting.
Cheers, Al!

Yours are excellent, too. Strong composition in each. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 21, 2014, 05:08:58 AM
Thread duty

Another view on the Puijo Tower

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/15405797007_7247ce5da3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15405797007/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 21, 2014, 05:44:38 AM
It seems vaguely silly how we keep complementing each other, but what can I say? I like that picture, too :D Good light.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 21, 2014, 06:18:59 AM
It seems vaguely silly how we keep complementing each other, but what can I say? I like that picture, too :D Good light.
Only vaguely?  0:) Constructive criticism would of course be more helpful and valuable (to the critic as well) but I'm not sure it would work here..

Thanks.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 21, 2014, 06:29:56 AM
a picture of an acquaintance's son. 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15401345989_2f2e6f0835_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psXVA6)20140914-DC2C5965-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/psXVA6) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 22, 2014, 04:03:32 AM
Very nice, although his right shoulder barely fits in (and we don't want to frame at the joints, do we...)

some chaotic order in nature..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15413701988_07092b1f16_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15413701988/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 22, 2014, 04:21:30 AM
Lovely shot!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 22, 2014, 04:44:51 AM
Very nice, although his right shoulder barely fits in (and we don't want to frame at the joints, do we...)

 Yeah, probably would have been better if I'd been back a bit further...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 24, 2014, 09:55:02 AM
Lovely shot!
Thanks, Karl. :)


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/14996596444_3bebeb74cb_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14996596444/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 24, 2014, 09:56:36 AM
A hint of autumnal snow, eh?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 24, 2014, 09:58:25 AM
A hint of autumnal snow, eh?
Just frozen dew, but there are hints of snow on the ground. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 24, 2014, 10:07:50 AM
Hm, not sure I've seen frozen dew before!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 24, 2014, 10:34:36 AM
Hm, not sure I've seen frozen dew before!
Also known as 'frost' ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 24, 2014, 10:39:03 AM
Hah!  My brain . . . now, where did I leave it this morning?   8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 28, 2014, 05:43:42 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15626753366_95540aefa2_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15626753366/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 28, 2014, 05:52:14 AM
Stunning.  Cheers, Karlo!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 28, 2014, 06:06:38 AM
Stunning.  Cheers, Karlo!
Thanks, Karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 28, 2014, 06:16:32 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15626753366_95540aefa2_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15626753366/)

Whoa baby! that's awesome!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 28, 2014, 07:24:20 AM
Whoa baby! that's awesome!
Thanks, Al!  8)
Quote from: Baklavaboy
Kick Ass! That's a great shot! (Zoom while shooting?)
Yes, or perhaps I climbed to the tree and fell :D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 28, 2014, 01:49:55 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15654647942_8ea6138874_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15654647942/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 28, 2014, 08:55:51 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15035987423_e2337d7043_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oUFndt)Roadside flowers (https://flic.kr/p/oUFndt) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

  Not as good as yours, but trying out new lens. I sold one and bought a better one for just a bit more money.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 29, 2014, 01:40:49 AM
Roadside flowers (https://flic.kr/p/oUFndt) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

  Not as good as yours, but trying out new lens. I sold one and bought a better one for just a bit more money.

"This photograph also appears in Black and White Portrait Photo's [sic]"
Somehow I don't think it quite fits there.  8)
The colours, sharpness & DOF certainly look impressive.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 29, 2014, 01:51:26 AM
"This photograph also appears in Black and White Portrait Photo's [sic]"
Somehow I don't think it quite fits there.  8)
The colours, sharpness & DOF certainly look impressive.

Whoops. That was careless. I don't see how to take it out, now. Hopefully the mod will remove it. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 29, 2014, 01:55:44 AM
Whoops. That was careless. I don't see how to take it out, now. Hopefully the mod will remove it.
There are the three dots below the image on the right, on that menu there's add/remove from group.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 29, 2014, 02:10:21 AM
There are the three dots below the image on the right, on that menu there's add/remove from group.

Thanks. Actually, I found another way as well (an X appears when you hover over the groups list).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 31, 2014, 08:34:20 AM
Thanks. Actually, I found another way as well (an X appears when you hover over the groups list).
That doesn't work for me. But then again, apart from uploading, I use the old Opera, and the old Flickrr interface (which is so much better than the new one). :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5598/15055157713_48bd71246b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15055157713/)


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15489693970_d45a129ac2_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15489693970/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 31, 2014, 09:18:34 AM
View from the office this morning:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 31, 2014, 09:31:42 AM
View from the office this morning:
Light pollution!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 31, 2014, 09:35:40 AM
Some of that, yes  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on October 31, 2014, 09:44:42 AM
View from the office this morning:

Gorgeous!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 31, 2014, 05:38:00 PM
View from the office this morning:

Karl, aren't  you a professional clarinetist? Why do you get an office view like that? I'm jealous.


Karlo, that first picture isn't working so well for me. Having the dark top and light bottom doesn't seem so stable, and the branch/needle cluster that seems to be the main focus is too much obscured by the dark behind it.  And while I'm picking on it, the bokeh of the pine needles in the lower half is a bit scratchy, or "nervous". 
  Hmmm. It's more fun (and easier) just "liking" everything.
   No complaints on the second picture...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 31, 2014, 06:04:28 PM
Karlo, that first picture isn't working so well for me. Having the dark top and light bottom doesn't seem so stable, and the branch/needle cluster that seems to be the main focus is too much obscured by the dark behind it.  And while I'm picking on it, the bokeh of the pine needles in the lower half is a bit scratchy, or "nervous".
All valid criticism, and things I should have noticed myself before considering posting. But one tends to forget about letting the photos sit for a while and looking at them more critically.  :-X

Quote
Hmmm. It's more fun (and easier) just "liking" everything.
Hah!

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No complaints on the second picture...
Thanks!  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on October 31, 2014, 06:41:03 PM
Karl, aren't  you a professional clarinetist? Why do you get an office view like that? I'm jealous.


Karlo, that first picture isn't working so well for me. Having the dark top and light bottom doesn't seem so stable, and the branch/needle cluster that seems to be the main focus is too much obscured by the dark behind it.  And while I'm picking on it, the bokeh of the pine needles in the lower half is a bit scratchy, or "nervous". 
  Hmmm. It's more fun (and easier) just "liking" everything.
   No complaints on the second picture...

And I looked at it thinking the visual composition was perfect, and impressed me far more than the b/w photo.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on October 31, 2014, 07:14:39 PM
And I looked at it thinking the visual composition was perfect, and impressed me far more than the b/w photo.
Well, it's gone now <evil laughter>  ::)

...or not.  8)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5605/15493101347_318437d5ab_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15493101347/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 31, 2014, 09:11:53 PM
Well, it's gone now <evil laughter>  ::)

...or not.  8)

  I like that much, better, personally.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 01, 2014, 05:28:08 AM
Karl, aren't  you a professional clarinetist? Why do you get an office view like that? I'm jealous.

Well, I am a clarinetist;  I'm not paid to play clarinet, although I pursue both the performance of clarinet and composition at (I think I can say without immodesty) at a professional level.

The office is the scene of a non-musical day job, for which I am lastingly grateful.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 01, 2014, 09:14:00 AM
  I like that much, better, personally.
Cheers, Al. :)


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7538/15659155136_b464eb1d76_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15659155136/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15063497283_37ef9c2682_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15063497283/)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8548/15062920844_757eccebc5_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15062920844/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 05, 2014, 03:49:03 AM
Lake, forest, reflections...beautiful although a bit terrifying for me (childhood trauma revisited). Nonetheless, love them.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 05, 2014, 03:49:34 AM
A lake near my hometown in Ohio:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA120624_crop.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 05, 2014, 04:16:15 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 05, 2014, 04:26:23 AM
Lovely!

click and it gets big! (wish it was in higher res, though).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on November 05, 2014, 04:37:22 AM
Lovely!

Indeed!

Good morning, karl!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 05, 2014, 04:55:53 AM
Cheers, George!

Thanks for the Google+ add, BTW . . . I don't actively use it, at present.  Maybe I should change that!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on November 05, 2014, 05:01:40 AM
Cheers, George!

Thanks for the Google+ add, BTW . . . I don't actively use it, at present.  Maybe I should change that!

I use it to communicate to an overseas friend. Otherwise, I don't actively use it either.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 05, 2014, 05:08:12 AM
These various means of keeping in touch, they are wonderful!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on November 05, 2014, 05:13:45 AM
These various means of keeping in touch, they are wonderful!

Yes and if we should ever have downtime here again, it is one way to keep the discussion going.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 05, 2014, 05:30:44 AM
Lake, forest, reflections...beautiful although a bit terrifying for me (childhood trauma revisited). Nonetheless, love them.

Sarge
Thanks, Sarge.

A lake near my hometown in Ohio:

Sarge
Two sets of reflections, nice.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 05, 2014, 07:07:11 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7468/15532194987_d2ef7cd3db_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15532194987/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 05, 2014, 05:37:45 PM
A lake near my hometown in Ohio:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA120624_crop.jpg)


Sarge
Their annual migration pattern means that right now a considerable bunch of their species roam my street.  Yesterday I nearly ran over three of them when they decided to cross the road just as I drove up.  Lucky for them I was going 15 mph.

Beautiful picture though.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 06, 2014, 07:08:35 PM
This photographer is featured in the new Giardino Armonico Hadyn CD.
The photos are excellent even if they seem to have no connection to the music.  Gueorgui Pinkhassov.
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALofALID=29YL53UWX4B&CT=Album&IT=ThumbAlbum01_VForm
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 07, 2014, 06:05:02 AM
Their annual migration pattern means that right now a considerable bunch of their species roam my street.  Yesterday I nearly ran over three of them when they decided to cross the road just as I drove up.  Lucky for them I was going 15 mph.

Geese are both brave and stupid  ;D

Geese on Silver Lake

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150642_crop_1024.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA150645crop1024.JPG)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA190782crop1024.JPG)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/PA190783_900.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 07, 2014, 09:29:28 PM
Love the layers and fall colors...

 Here's a rather funny goose picture I got a couple of years ago.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/9964082663_09fca986f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF)20130927-P1040591-1-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

And my son in a bucket, looking naughty.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7935065012_c811459908_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/d6chnJ)Bucket &#x27;O Baby (https://flic.kr/p/d6chnJ) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on November 07, 2014, 09:35:58 PM
Love the layers and fall colors...

 Here's a rather funny goose picture I got a couple of years ago.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/9964082663_09fca986f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF)20130927-P1040591-1-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gbuwCF) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

And my son in a bucket, looking naughty.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7935065012_c811459908_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/d6chnJ)Bucket &#x27;O Baby (https://flic.kr/p/d6chnJ) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

I'm not gonna ask why you keep your son in a bucket. You grew up in Michigan, and they have odd customs here.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mirror Image on November 07, 2014, 09:38:19 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15654647942_8ea6138874_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15654647942/)

Beautiful photograph, Karlo.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on November 07, 2014, 09:41:17 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15654647942_8ea6138874_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15654647942/)
John is right. That's a spectacular photo, with all those shades and tectures of yellow-gold-brown.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 07, 2014, 10:09:20 PM
What, Canadians don't do this? Saves a lot of space and mess in the home--not to mention the ease in transport and reduced diaper costs... Samuel Clemens came up with the idea (boys should be kept in a barrel until they are 18).  We plan to let the boy out when he hits kindergarten age, however. We're pretty progressive.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8169411752_cd9dc681ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/drUnuL)Bucket &#x27;o Boy (https://flic.kr/p/drUnuL) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on November 08, 2014, 08:23:47 AM
What, Canadians don't do this? Saves a lot of space and mess in the home--not to mention the ease in transport and reduced diaper costs... Samuel Clemens came up with the idea (boys should be kept in a barrel until they are 18).  We plan to let the boy out when he hits kindergarten age, however. We're pretty progressive.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8169411752_cd9dc681ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/drUnuL)Bucket &#x27;o Boy (https://flic.kr/p/drUnuL) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Canadians are a bit more traditional. This'll do until about grade 9.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f-qRiotk19U/Ud4nJlJVGYI/AAAAAAAAng4/ibCJ4hL1_Q0/s1600/silver_vintage_beer_stein.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 08, 2014, 09:08:09 AM
Beautiful photograph, Karlo.
John is right. That's a spectacular photo, with all those shades and tectures of yellow-gold-brown.
Cheers, John & Ken. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 08, 2014, 09:21:28 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/15120476654_b2f6d3c7b3_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15120476654/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 08, 2014, 02:29:09 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15556577939_f9eebb6143_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15556577939/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 09, 2014, 06:15:16 AM
What, Canadians don't do this? Saves a lot of space and mess in the home--not to mention the ease in transport and reduced diaper costs... Samuel Clemens came up with the idea (boys should be kept in a barrel until they are 18).  We plan to let the boy out when he hits kindergarten age, however. We're pretty progressive.

Mrs. Rock and I decided early on that the only way we'd have kids is if we were allowed to keep them in a closet until they were old enough to think and act rationally (29 or so). We didn't consider the bucket option  ;D

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8169411752_cd9dc681ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/drUnuL)Bucket &#x27;o Boy (https://flic.kr/p/drUnuL) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

 ;D :laugh: ;D  Priceless

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 09, 2014, 06:18:54 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15654647942_8ea6138874_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15654647942/)

Stunning....

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 09, 2014, 06:20:39 AM
Hey, Sarge, good to see you back :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 09, 2014, 06:25:56 AM
Hey, Sarge, good to see you back :)

Here's my contribution to the thread today:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img594_natural_flashback_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 09, 2014, 08:45:46 AM
Stunning....

Sarge
Thanks, Sarge.


Here's my contribution to the thread today:

Sarge
Gorgeous, definitely among my favourites of your contributions to the thread so far. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 09, 2014, 04:53:55 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15556577939_f9eebb6143_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15556577939/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15133036663_1b79da36ca_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15133036663/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15566582989_9c6ce4acfd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15566582989/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15750566261_9256669c79_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15750566261/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 09, 2014, 05:12:55 PM
Interesting, Karlo, but Sarge's photo generates more steam ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on November 09, 2014, 09:44:10 PM
Interesting, Karlo, but Sarge's photo generates more steam ;)

 :D ;) :D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 10, 2014, 12:50:07 PM
Interesting, Karlo, but Sarge's photo generates more steam ;)
:D
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15574231678_af1b79cb12_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15574231678/)

I edited this and the latter two of the previously posted, much sharper now ... And colourful.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 11, 2014, 11:44:10 AM
:D
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15574231678_af1b79cb12_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15574231678/)

I edited this and the latter two of the previously posted, much sharper now ... And colourful.

I prefer this one...nice work.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 11, 2014, 12:03:45 PM
I prefer this one...nice work.

Sarge

Cheers, Sarge. :)

There is a reason why I posted it last.  ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on November 11, 2014, 01:54:21 PM
I prefer this one...nice work.

Sarge

It's impactful.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 19, 2014, 02:32:32 AM
Almost on page 3?? No, we won't let that happen..

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7572/15640894650_eab189fdac_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15640894650/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 19, 2014, 03:38:55 AM
Hey, Karlo. Adding this to today's theme: landscape with reflections near Salzburg.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/_Salzburg3.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 19, 2014, 03:44:03 AM
Hey, Karlo. Adding this to today's theme: landscape with reflections near Salzburg.

Sarge
Reflections of trees in water, clouds, mountains - very nice, Sarge.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 19, 2014, 04:32:29 AM
Lovely!

Cheers, gents!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 19, 2014, 04:34:29 AM
And here's one that almost slipped away from this set (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157648806048971/detail).

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/15640864458_aa18c1ec5c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15640864458/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 19, 2014, 05:16:11 AM
And here's one that almost slipped away from this set (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157648806048971/detail).

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/15640864458_aa18c1ec5c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15640864458/)

Beautiful....like a gigantic, green snowflake  8)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 19, 2014, 10:21:03 PM
Beautiful....like a gigantic, green snowflake  8)


Sarge
Cheers, Sarge!
...green?... ;)

Thread duty

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15212440083_6f080a21bc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15212440083/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 21, 2014, 01:45:40 AM
From yesterday (there will be more)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/15655703798_ffac1409a7_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15655703798/) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8607/15658926279_08fe3faa75_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15658926279/).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 21, 2014, 11:04:12 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7468/15843975271_e4e9953f9a_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15843975271/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 21, 2014, 12:38:04 PM
Click to see properly, as always.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/15660727427_8a37e0dd14_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15660727427/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 22, 2014, 02:43:10 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7494/15230564303_6a05a08f54_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15230564303/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 24, 2014, 02:26:39 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7466/15681052579_348611ab41_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15681052579/)  (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7555/15681047219_8b57a725cc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15681047219/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 24, 2014, 08:04:05 AM
Beautiful, beautiful, thank you!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 24, 2014, 08:35:05 AM
Beautiful, beautiful, thank you!
Thanks!
I don't get people who don't like snow. Winter is dark and dreary enough as it is.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on November 25, 2014, 06:05:43 AM
Thanks!
I don't get people who don't like snow. Winter is dark and dreary enough as it is.

+1
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 26, 2014, 01:17:41 AM
The snow has melted away for now.  :(

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15881711712_8e958cb88d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15881711712/)     (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8609/15881706282_4eb4fc3e41_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15881706282/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Linus on November 26, 2014, 01:54:35 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15881711712_8e958cb88d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15881711712/)

I like this one. With the stark contrast it looks as though the reed (?) has personality and is cowering in the cold after an attack of snow.

(Yeth, yeth, I'm a poet. :P)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 26, 2014, 03:44:37 AM
I like this one. With the stark contrast it looks as though the reed (?) has personality and is cowering in the cold after an attack of snow.

(Yeth, yeth, I'm a poet. :P)
Interesting how you say that this image conveys a 'personality' more than the others - unlike the others, here the grass has barely any details apart from the edges. I'm not saying that there is a contradiction there, though.
Thanks for the thoughtful comment. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 26, 2014, 04:11:27 AM
Neuschwanstein

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Neuschwansteincrop800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 26, 2014, 04:17:37 AM
It's a world of hope, it's a world of fear . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 26, 2014, 04:33:32 AM
Neuschwanstein

Sarge
Very nice. I've seen that place (in photographs) before (https://annatheodoraphotography.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/fussen-hohenschwangau-neuschwanstein/).  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 26, 2014, 04:50:25 AM
Very nice. I've seen that place (in photographs) before (https://annatheodoraphotography.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/fussen-hohenschwangau-neuschwanstein/).  :)

Yep, one of the most photographed spots on earth. I've been there many times (it's a must-see for family and friends visiting from the States), enough times to be sick of it now  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 26, 2014, 07:17:23 AM
Very nice. I've seen that place (in photographs) before (https://annatheodoraphotography.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/fussen-hohenschwangau-neuschwanstein/).  :)

The landscape is more interesting than the castle, going by the photos in that article.
Neuschwanstein

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Neuschwansteincrop800.jpg)


Sarge


Nice angle for the castle.  But the village facade...any other photos of Fussen?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 26, 2014, 07:25:23 AM
The landscape is more interesting than the castle, going by the photos in that article.
Well I'd naturally agree (see my photos on flickr, and count the ones with landscape/nature, and the ones with architecture...), if I had to choose one over the other. But architecture is a part of landscape, where it exists.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 26, 2014, 09:24:56 AM
Nice angle for the castle.  But the village facade...any other photos of Fussen?

Füssen is a few miles northwest of this spot. The village beneath the castle is Hohenschwangau. I don't have many shots of the village. When one visits a place so often, photos seem superfluous. Here are the few I have from my last trip there:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/P9042217_800.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/P9042219_900.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/P9042215_800.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 26, 2014, 11:25:55 AM
Füssen is a few miles northwest of this spot. The village beneath the castle is Hohenschwangau. I don't have many shots of the village. When one visits a place so often, photos seem superfluous. Here are the few I have from my last trip there:

Sarge

And yet, often the best photographs are of subjects that we have come to know well. But that kind of photography is of course motivated by other things than the photos a tourist takes when visiting a place for the first time.

Nice photos, I like how the castle is small and in the distance. Reminds me of Atget's work, how he often either gave less emphasis to the thing that was - at least seemingly - the object he photographed, either giving something else equal or more weight in the composition.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2014, 05:24:10 AM
Now in colour - thanks to Photoshop's Spot Healing Brush.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8631/15888833771_5d045c20ab_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15888833771/)    (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14425051638_35b630ac5c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14425051638/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 27, 2014, 05:33:19 AM
And yet, often the best photographs are of subjects that we have come to know well

Yeah, like the women in my life  8)


But that kind of photography is of course motivated by other things than the photos a tourist takes when visiting a place for the first time.

My problem is that when I visit these places I'm usually the tour guide. Photography (other than snapshots) takes a backseat. I need to get out on my own more often  ;)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2014, 05:36:35 AM
My problem is that when I visit these places I'm usually the tour guide. Photography (other than quick snapshots) takes a backseat. I need to get out on my own more often  ;)

Sarge
It would be hard to concentrate on photography while being the tour guide as well. And yes, that's the obvious solution. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 27, 2014, 05:46:39 AM
Now in colour - thanks to Photoshop's Spot Healing Brush.

The trees had acne?  ;D

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8631/15888833771_1763622829_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15888833771/)      (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14425051638_35b630ac5c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14425051638/)

Both versions work really well. Beautiful.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 27, 2014, 06:08:35 AM
Throwback Thursday, to 1969, an era of long hair, short skirts and monster convertibles  8)  The subjects: my girlfriend and her Oldsmobile Delmont 88. This is actually the first photo I ever took. I didn't have my own camera; I borrowed a friend's Canon FT (a few months later I bought a Yashica rangefinder, and a few years after that a Canon FTb).

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Untitled-38lrg_edit_1000.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2014, 06:10:47 AM
The trees had acne?  ;D

Both versions work really well. Beautiful.

Sarge
Just a lot of pollen etc in the water. Thanks
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2014, 06:21:34 AM
Throwback Thursday, to 1969, an era of long hair, short skirts and monster convertibles  8)  The subjects: my girlfriend and her Oldsmobile Delmont 88. This is actually the first photo I ever took. I didn't have my own camera; I borrowed a friend's Canon FT (a few months later I bought a Yashica rangefinder, and a few years after that a Canon FTb).

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/Untitled-38lrg_edit_1000.jpg)


Sarge
Very cool. 45 years of photographing the same stuff.  8)
I took my first photos probably in 2004, this is one of them, I think..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zifoaexzl1nf09a/PICT0037s.jpg?dl=0
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 27, 2014, 07:06:23 AM
I took my first photos probably in 2004, this is one of them, I think..

Your image isn't showing.

Edit: The new link works. Impressive location, impressive shot.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2014, 07:19:13 AM
I took my first photos probably in 2004, this is one of them, I think..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zifoaexzl1nf09a/PICT0037s.jpg?dl=0
Your image isn't showing.

Sarge
How silly of me. Now it should be visible if you open it through the link.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 27, 2014, 09:08:37 AM
Very cool. 45 years of photographing the same stuff.  8)
I took my first photos probably in 2004, this is one of them, I think..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zifoaexzl1nf09a/PICT0037s.jpg?dl=0

Awesome.  In the original nonslangy meaning of the word.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2014, 12:09:57 PM
Awesome.  In the original nonslangy meaning of the word.
Thanks. I do think (and hope..) I have come a long way since then, though, although I do like that composition :)



I did some more cleaning to this one

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8631/15888833771_5d045c20ab_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15888833771/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 29, 2014, 02:09:10 PM
A still-life for change

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7533/15288618303_6b77b88636_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15288618303/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on November 30, 2014, 05:31:17 AM
Another one from June.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7464/15293647393_419f6158cc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15293647393/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 30, 2014, 08:22:31 PM
Earlier today, under the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale.  To my left, the Intracoastal Waterway.  To my right, Port Everglades with the channel to the ocean to my right.  The clump of cruise ships in the background of one photo is part of the reason Port Everglades is set to be the second busiest cruise ship port in the world this year.  (Miami seems to be the perennial number one.)
First for North Star, trees blowing in the wind.  Stiff breeze today.

Not sure why the image editor supplied a black border when I resized this to meet the forum limits.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 30, 2014, 08:24:01 PM
Next for Mookafalas, a seagull
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 30, 2014, 08:25:14 PM
As I said, I was under the causeway.  A moment later the cross arms lowered to begin the process of drawing the drawbridge up to let a high masted boat go by.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 30, 2014, 08:26:23 PM
Fort Lauderdale has a thing for yachts.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on November 30, 2014, 08:38:20 PM
And the high masted boat after it had gone through.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 30, 2014, 09:40:17 PM
Next for Mookafalas, a seagull

 thank you sir, I like seagulls ;D  In return, I'll give you some cranes and a ship.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/9756765433_ba497535d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fSaYrF)20130915-DC2C1558-Edit-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fSaYrF) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/11959264204_98375d4860_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jdNmAq)Fishermen.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jdNmAq) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 01, 2014, 11:20:43 AM
More of the same..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7503/15737451210_0797056dc1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15737451210/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 02, 2014, 12:09:13 PM
More of the same..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7503/15737451210_0797056dc1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15737451210/)

Beautiful shot North Star! Did you change the color tones or is that natural light? I suspect the former, but it could be the spectrum of a sunrise/set weaving its magic.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 02, 2014, 12:16:01 PM
Beautiful shot North Star! Did you change the color tones or is that natural light? I suspect the former, but it could be the spectrum of a sunrise/set weaving its magic.  8)
Thanks. I added some contrast and tweaked the tone after to make it look more like how it actually looked.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 02, 2014, 01:41:58 PM
And even more. the light in summer around midnight in Lapland is pretty good stuff..

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/15747241539_d23cd82da2_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15747241539/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 02, 2014, 02:31:31 PM
And even more. the light in summer around midnight in Lapland is pretty good stuff..

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/15747241539_ceb4d14421_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15747241539/)

Ahh, wonderful light! So this was taken June/July? It seems to be very indirect light so I presume the sun is just at the horizon (or perhaps slightly below)?  I feel like taking a trip to a lake. It is raining here right now and overcast..  *sigh*. However, we need the rain badly here in California.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 02, 2014, 02:41:42 PM
Ahh, wonderful light! So this was taken June/July? It seems to be very indirect light so I presume the sun is just at the horizon (or perhaps slightly below)?  I feel like taking a trip to a lake. It is raining here right now and overcast..  *sigh*. However, we need the rain badly here in California.
June 22nd, as it says on Flickr. :) Very indirect indeed, as the sun is just behind the trees. It doesn't really set at all during there those days.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 02, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
June 22nd, as it says on Flickr. :) Very indirect indeed, as the sun is just behind the trees. It doesn't really set at all during there those days.

Ooo! I like your sunrise shot! LOTS!  8)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15293647393/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15293647393/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 02, 2014, 03:35:40 PM
Ooo! I like your sunrise shot! LOTS!  8)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15293647393/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15293647393/in/photostream/)
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 03, 2014, 07:32:31 AM
One more
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/15318744233_43b12d3f7a_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15318744233/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 03, 2014, 10:45:32 AM
Lovely shots, all.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 04, 2014, 04:37:36 PM
Lovely shots, all.
Thanks, Karl.

Time to switch to flowers.  8)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7479/15763025387_15f500902e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15763025387/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 05, 2014, 10:14:19 AM
Apple blossoms and a visiting bug..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15766223960_3c64840807_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15766223960/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 05, 2014, 11:08:07 AM
Apple blossoms and a visiting bug..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15766223960_3c64840807_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15766223960/)

Hmm, it looks like a lacewing.  Do you ever take macro shots of insects, North Star?  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 05, 2014, 11:22:24 AM
Hmm, it looks like a lacewing.  Do you ever take macro shots of insects, North Star?  :)
That's about as close to macro I have gone, with pa's 18-270 Tamron, and now I only have the 18-105 kit lens which doesn't focus closer than 0.45m (1.5 feet). I wouldn't mind owning a  macro lens, especially for floral stuff.

Thanks, lacewing it seems to be. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 05, 2014, 12:26:34 PM
That's about as close to macro I have gone, with pa's 18-270 Tamron, and now I only have the 18-105 kit lens which doesn't focus closer than 0.45m (1.5 feet). I wouldn't mind owning a  macro lens, especially for floral stuff.

Thanks, lacewing it seems to be. :)

Yes, the macro-world is intriguing. Some of the real micro stuff is amazing, but it calls for a totally different set of gear (as you are pointing out).

You  may have visited this site previously (http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo/2014-photomicrography-competition)?

Some amazing photos on that site:
Ant carrying its larvae
(http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/galleries/2014/main/Entry25753_Geir_Drange_leptothorax-acervorum-ant_1.jpg)

A beetle carapace close up!!!
(http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/galleries/2014/main/Entry27052_Charles_Krebs_chrysochroa-buqueti-beetle_1.jpg)

Eyes of a jumping spider:
(http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/galleries/2014/main/Entry26621_Noah_Fram-Schwartz_spider-eyes_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 05, 2014, 12:31:57 PM
Thanks, Karl.

Time to switch to flowers.  8)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7479/15763025387_15f500902e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15763025387/)

Your photo makes me think about late summer evenings and the sweet scent of lilacs (syren?)....   0:)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 05, 2014, 12:37:22 PM
Yes, the macro-world is intriguing. Some of the real micro stuff is amazing, but it calls for a totally different set of gear (as you are pointing out).

You  may have visited this site previously (http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo/2014-photomicrography-competition)?

Some amazing photos on that site:
Ant carrying its larvae

A beetle carapace close up!!!

Eyes of a jumping spider:
No, I wasn't aware of the site. Thanks for posting! Very interesting photos, e.g. Christian Gautier's (http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/people/bio/christian-gautier).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 05, 2014, 12:42:45 PM
Your photo makes me think about late summer evenings and the sweet scent of lilacs (syren?)....   0:)
Cheers, Peter, that is pretty much what I wanted to capture in the photo. It was actually taken in the early afternoon, but there's lots of shade where I took the photo. :)
(Syren på svenska, syreeni suomeksi. :) )
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 05, 2014, 12:46:53 PM
I think I recognize this one :)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7502/15334796463_d97b1862b0_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15334796463/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 05, 2014, 05:54:19 PM
And the last of these apple blossom photos
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/15955901735_9d4fecfbcd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15955901735/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 06, 2014, 07:51:40 AM
Clouds over Lake Kitka

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7532/15339871243_1cd0758a2c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15339871243/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 08, 2014, 11:10:32 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7551/15791528049_b46a391880_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15791528049/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 08, 2014, 11:14:22 AM
Lovely.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on December 08, 2014, 01:43:54 PM
Yes, the macro-world is intriguing. Some of the real micro stuff is amazing, but it calls for a totally different set of gear (as you are pointing out).

You  may have visited this site previously (http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo/2014-photomicrography-competition)?

Some amazing photos on that site:
Ant carrying its larvae
(http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/galleries/2014/main/Entry25753_Geir_Drange_leptothorax-acervorum-ant_1.jpg)

A beetle carapace close up!!!
(http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/galleries/2014/main/Entry27052_Charles_Krebs_chrysochroa-buqueti-beetle_1.jpg)

Eyes of a jumping spider:
(http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/images/galleries/2014/main/Entry26621_Noah_Fram-Schwartz_spider-eyes_1.jpg)

Very intriguing indeed.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 08, 2014, 03:02:18 PM
Lovely.
Thanks, Karl. :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15978491202_0bc3f80999_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15978491202/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 08, 2014, 03:46:25 PM
Thanks, Karl. :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15978491202_85dafd19a1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15978491202/)

Great colors - especially the slow transitions between the different shades of brown. I love the venation at the top of the onion!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 09, 2014, 03:46:14 AM
Cleaning the car this morning

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/09/ddf1c692e17b8ab6dabb76e5271ab08c.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 09, 2014, 09:25:09 AM
Having a  tarpaulin over the car under these condition is a fine idea. 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 10, 2014, 04:46:34 PM
Another onion or two

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/15992010901_7d75a4f201_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15992010901/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 10, 2014, 06:29:34 PM
Another onion or two

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/15992010901_f8df1f4b25_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15992010901/)

The top part of the onion in the front resembles an arm and a hand reaching out....     ??? ???
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 10, 2014, 07:26:49 PM
The top part of the onion in the front resembles an arm and a hand reaching out....     ??? ???
:laugh:
As usual, I didn't notice that myself, but it certainly looks like the onion is about to shake hands  :P
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 12, 2014, 07:46:14 PM
That onion doesn't give up easily, it's still reaching out..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7463/16007907662_16b6b93303_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16007907662/)


Also another one of these dead flowers from the archives, and a touch-up to the one below.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/15389067863_e5a5af002e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15389067863/)


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/13462505015_4241346663_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13462505015/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on December 12, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Evocative,  well done.
Ordered these two online tonight.
(http://img1.imagesbn.com/p/9780316243414_p0_v3_s260x420.JPG)
(http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/9780316078467_p0_v1_s260x420.JPG)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 12, 2014, 08:39:54 PM
Evocative,  well done.
Ordered these two online tonight.
(http://img1.imagesbn.com/p/9780316243414_p0_v3_s260x420.JPG)  (http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/9780316078467_p0_v1_s260x420.JPG)
Thanks, Jeffrey.

I got this earlier this week in the mail, as posted elsewhere. It's a bit larger than either of those, but with 75 plates compared to the 200 of IN THE NATIONAL PARKS. I might have to get that too. (or the similarly sized '400 Photographs') The Canadian Rockies book is in portrait format, seems a bit strange.

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 12, 2014, 11:30:14 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/13462505015_4241346663_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/13462505015/)

I really like how you used the black&white to bring out the contrast in the rose. Great shot! I think you should crop it so only the flower remains. It seems like it would enhance the image. There is something about the lines in the surrounding matrix that distracts the eye...
So was that an old dry rose?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 13, 2014, 12:09:14 AM
I really like how you used the black&white to bring out the contrast in the rose. Great shot! I think you should crop it so only the flower remains. It seems like it would enhance the image. There is something about the lines in the surrounding matrix that distracts the eye...
So was that an old dry rose?
Yes, an old dry rose (what else could it be?)
It's not really b&w, but I have decreased the saturation quite a bit, and also added contrast and sharpened.
That cropping idea isn't a bad one, actually. ;)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8622/16009052372_2dace4cc7d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16009052372/)

I really like the whole set (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157643123635144/detail).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 14, 2014, 08:10:00 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15834133239_2c0ffb777c_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15834133239/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/15994387906_bbe704a6fb_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15994387906/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 14, 2014, 04:56:44 PM
I probably won't be posting here during the rest of the year, not new photos I've taken in any case. It's about time for Sarge to post some naughty elves..

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7551/15838142697_aecdca7bcb_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15838142697/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 15, 2014, 04:27:06 AM
It's about time for Sarge to post some naughty elves..

Not as sexy as your onions but close:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img563santaelf.jpg)



Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on December 18, 2014, 12:50:48 AM
mmmm...I like naughty elves 8)

  Really like the second onion shot on this page, too. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 27, 2014, 06:03:16 AM
Holiday bump!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/16118469462_6af33eaebc.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qyknpU)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7513/16118486972_d9193d39a0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qyksBN)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Artem on December 27, 2014, 09:26:02 PM
Those are really beautiful. I like the color a lot.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 28, 2014, 06:39:20 AM
Those are really beautiful. I like the color a lot.
Thanks!
The cropped version was featured in Flickr's 'explore' at place #64, resulting in over 12,000 views so far (1.5 times more than the second most viewed of my photos).
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Artem on December 28, 2014, 02:27:02 PM
Where did you shoot it?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 28, 2014, 02:29:09 PM
Where did you shoot it?
In my parents' front yard.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Artem on December 28, 2014, 02:38:18 PM
Interesting, because it gives a different impression.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on December 28, 2014, 05:11:58 PM
Nice shot, North Star!  It kind of looks like a frozen fairy stuck in the tree!   :P 8)
Like Artem I find the color spectrum in the photo very soothing!

P
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on December 30, 2014, 10:20:01 AM
Thanks!
The cropped version was featured in Flickr's 'explore' at place #64, resulting in over 12,000 views so far (1.5 times more than the second most viewed of my photos).

  Congratulations on that!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 30, 2014, 12:00:05 PM
Interesting, because it gives a different impression.
Oh?

Nice shot, North Star!  It kind of looks like a frozen fairy stuck in the tree!   :P 8)
Like Artem I find the color spectrum in the photo very soothing!

P
Cheers, Peter.

  Congratulations on that!
Thanks.

Thread duty

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7573/16149567695_454486d318_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qB5KQk)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 31, 2014, 06:31:44 AM
Lovely, KarloHead Uut Aastat!  (Oh, that's probably Estonian . . . .)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 31, 2014, 07:45:48 AM
Lovely, KarloHead Uut Aastat!  (Oh, that's probably Estonian . . . .)
Probably. ;)
Thanks.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 31, 2014, 07:46:25 AM
Yes, I immediately after let Google do my legwork, and found that the adverb might well be modified . . . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on December 31, 2014, 09:19:19 AM
Yes, I immediately after let Google do my legwork, and found that the adverb might well be modified . . . .
Hyvää uuttavuotta sinullekin, Karl.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 04, 2015, 05:45:26 PM
Got myself a new lens for Xmas.  Got in some shooting yesterday.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/15572917334_28fe266817_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ8gLJ)20150104-P1130161-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pJ8gLJ) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7494/15572914744_99c9287b52_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ8g15)20150104-P1130099.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pJ8g15) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7498/16169482336_f5c5ef7a1d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qCQPLd)20150104-P1130207-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qCQPLd) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 08, 2015, 01:21:46 PM
Got myself a new lens for Xmas.  Got in some shooting yesterday.
Very nice!

I have been photographing during the holidays and on Tuesday as well, but I forgot my USB cord home so probably won't be sharing much too soon.

In the meantime, check out Wil Mijer (https://500px.com/wjmijer) macro photos!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 08, 2015, 06:35:08 PM
Very nice!

Thanks :)

  Liked the macro thread, too, especially the trippy lens-baby-ish distortion shots and the colors. 

   One more from the other day:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16211645862_5501511631_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qGyVvy)20150104-P1130138-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qGyVvy) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 09, 2015, 02:31:29 AM
Thanks :)

  Liked the macro thread, too, especially the trippy lens-baby-ish distortion shots and the colors. 

   One more from the other day:
Another nice one. I might have used a smaller aperture for a less shallow DOF here, though.


One from the summer, to celebrate this thread making it to 1000 posts finally 8)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16234280355_d79a2db924_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16234280355/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 09, 2015, 04:33:13 AM
Very nice, gents!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 09, 2015, 09:33:47 AM
Very nice, gents!
Thanks, Karl.

Did some more digging..

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7525/16051846630_84c2ddd942_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16051846630/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7462/16051841800_5ce26e2639_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16051841800/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7494/16051827500_afb1ba62ba_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16051827500/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on January 09, 2015, 11:51:47 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7494/16051827500_afb1ba62ba_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16051827500/)

LOVE this one! 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 09, 2015, 01:07:12 PM
LOVE this one!
Cheers, George. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 10, 2015, 12:47:44 PM
Cool ones, Karlo!

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ancient-trees-beth-moon-19.jpg)

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ancient-trees-beth-moon-8.jpg)

More:
http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-tree-photography-beth-moon/
 (http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-tree-photography-beth-moon/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 10, 2015, 01:07:35 PM
Cool ones, Karlo!

More:
http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-tree-photography-beth-moon/
 (http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-tree-photography-beth-moon/)
Cheers, Henk, and thanks for sharing Moon's work.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 11, 2015, 04:17:21 AM
Yes, wonderful. Apart from the photo's, of course the trees! So great.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 11, 2015, 08:54:20 AM
The latest addition to my family. Four days old and possibly the next Dalai Lama  ;D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/4daysold.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 11, 2015, 09:11:04 AM
Congratulations, Sarge.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 11, 2015, 09:13:30 AM
Congratulations, Sarge.

Thank you. That makes 13 grand nieces and nephews.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 12, 2015, 05:38:44 AM
Wow, incredibly jolly for a 4-day old!  Congratulations.  I've only got 5 great nieces and nephews myself, but one is about to enter college. Maybe I'll have a great-great before too long :). 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 12, 2015, 05:52:17 AM
Beauty!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 12, 2015, 06:41:17 AM
One from the summer, to celebrate this thread making it to 1000 posts finally 8)

This one hit the explore, too.


Another one.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7496/16076322228_63751f041e_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16076322228/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 12, 2015, 06:53:11 AM
Beautiful color.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 13, 2015, 12:11:19 AM
Beautiful color.

and tone
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 13, 2015, 11:40:02 AM
Beautiful color.
and tone
Thanks, gents.

Yet another one:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/16086243040_3389156207_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16086243040/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 13, 2015, 12:11:31 PM
Thanks, gents.

Yet another one:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/16086243040_3389156207_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16086243040/)

Karlo,
You must have an amazing collection of lakes and skies by now (and nature shots overall). Beautiful! You should publish a book with your photographs!  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 13, 2015, 12:22:04 PM
Karlo,
You must have an amazing collection of lakes and skies by now (and nature shots overall). Beautiful! You should publish a book with your photographs!  :)
Thanks, Peter.
Here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/detail) are all the Lake Kitka photos I've posted, apart from most of those that aren't vistas, for lack of better words in my mind at present. I certainly intend to continue photographing there during future summers. That project might well have a book in it at some point.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 15, 2015, 03:33:29 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7539/16098987149_6bc829fa35_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16098987149/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2015, 12:56:11 AM
Check this Pinterest page:

https://www.pinterest.com/lovetalent/nature-l/ (https://www.pinterest.com/lovetalent/nature-l/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 01:02:38 AM
Check this Pinterest page:
Some very nice work there, Henk! All are vertical, though?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2015, 01:25:04 AM
Some very nice work there, Henk! All are vertical, though?

Yes now you say. Didn't make them myself.. ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 01:36:59 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7476/16104450568_1b41372a20_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16104450568/)

Lake Kitka XXIV
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 04:31:45 AM
Another nice one. I might have used a smaller aperture for a less shallow DOF here, though.

One from the summer, to celebrate this thread making it to 1000 posts finally 8)

Perhaps I should have cleaned those spots sooner.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16234280355_879fb9f240_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16234280355/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 16, 2015, 04:47:21 AM
Beautiful.

Separately, when I read Lake Kitka, I find myself momentarily needing to suppress thoughts of ....
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Est.1965 on January 16, 2015, 05:42:06 AM
I suppose it's time to add some controversy to this thread... >:D
Please note I am talking about photography in general, and not popping at GMG' ers.   :-X
I have a bit of a problem with modern day photography.  In the main, it isn't pure photography at all, it is playing with images through software.  In many instances this can be seen, with bright greens in the grass, wildly foreboding "photo-shopped" clouds, and some completely unnatural coloring and shading in outdoor shots.  So in the main, when I look at a "photograph" I'm seeing what the photographer would like me to see, and not what he actually saw.  The art has gone.  Reality takes a tumble.  What has been seen is not what you get.  A photo gets 'dressed up' or dressed down' according to how pleasing the manipulator finds it.  Now this is fine when it takes place at the point of shoot, angles, lighting, shading, perspective, all this taken into account to produce an eminently memorable photograph.  That is where the art is.  That is in the moment decision making and visualization. But most photography now is fakery - the product is finished on a computer device by adding 'effects'.
It is only to the few photographers left who would not dream to 'process' their photos with third party products, and process instead through their own skill and instant tecnique I raise my hat.  Even though I do not have a hat.  I have a cap, so I'll raise that instead.

***Runs away from crowd of screaming GMG Photographers***   :o
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 06:14:56 AM
I suppose it's time to add some controversy to this thread... >:D
Please note I am talking about photography in general, and not popping at GMG' ers.   :-X
I have a bit of a problem with modern day photography.  In the main, it isn't pure photography at all, it is playing with images through software.  In many instances this can be seen, with bright greens in the grass, wildly foreboding "photo-shopped" clouds, and some completely unnatural coloring and shading in outdoor shots.  So in the main, when I look at a "photograph" I'm seeing what the photographer would like me to see, and not what he actually saw.  The art has gone.  Reality takes a tumble.  What has been seen is not what you get.  A photo gets 'dressed up' or dressed down' according to how pleasing the manipulator finds it.  Now this is fine when it takes place at the point of shoot, angles, lighting, shading, perspective, all this taken into account to produce an eminently memorable photograph.  That is where the art is.  That is in the moment decision making and visualization. But most photography now is fakery - the product is finished on a computer device by adding 'effects'.
It is only to the few photographers left who would not dream to 'process' their photos with third party products, and process instead through their own skill and instant tec[h]nique I raise my hat.  Even though I do not have a hat.  I have a cap, so I'll raise that instead.
Please name one famous photographer who published their work, and who didn't edit their photographs after they had been captured in film (it would be silly to claim that photographs seen by a large number of people were manipulated less in the film era. Ansel Adams: "You don't take a photograph, you make a photograph") or in a memory card.
And what does 'third party products' mean? Do you also dismiss painters who didn't make their own paint?

And please name a camera that can record a bright sunlit scene with dark shadows without losing any details in the highlights or the shadows. Oh? You can't? Well, perhaps we should be content with stating that the photographer then has to choose how much of each he wants to save, and is prepared to lose.

If photography was what it seems you'd like it to be, John, it wouldn't be much more than the art of being in the right place at the right time.


'Foreboding clouds' is something I'm definitely guilty of, but do tell me if there is a colour photo in the Lake Kitka series (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/with/16098987149/) (while I'm trying to erase the connection mentioned by Karl) that you object to.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 16, 2015, 06:18:54 AM
. But most photography now is fakery - the product is finished on a computer device by adding 'effects'[...]It is only to the few photographers left who would not dream to 'process' their photos with third party products, and process instead through their own skill and instant tecnique

Do you really think Ansel Adams' photos were instantly produced when he clicked the shutter? Taking the picture was just the first step. There was nothing "instant" about it. The film had to be processed in a darkroom where "the product [was] finished" and that finishing process involved a lot of "fakery" such as burning and dodging. Manipulating the basic image is as old as photography itself. And now, we've simply moved out of an actual darkroom into a digital darkroom.

Edit: I see North Star beat me to it, even mentioning Adams  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2015, 06:22:16 AM
If photography was what it seems you'd like it to be, John, it wouldn't be much more than the art of being in the right place at the right time.

Well, in defense of John, isn't that the best thing in photography?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 16, 2015, 06:23:47 AM
Well, in defense of John, isn't that the best thing in photography?

Instead of the innocuous question, defend the thesis:  "This is the best thing in photography."  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 06:26:16 AM
(http://www.vasculata.com/images/white_windowsill.jpg)         (http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/272/w500h420/CRI_193272.jpg)
“One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.” Minor White
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 06:32:38 AM
Well, in defense of John, isn't that the best thing in photography?

In my view, one of the best things in photography is seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary, and how every photographer will have a different interpretation of a scene that has remained practically unchanged for longer than the art has existed. Of course there is also beauty in fleeting moments - expressions on people's faces, wildlife photography, and in different scales, microbial and astronomical phenomena.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 16, 2015, 06:40:19 AM
I don't think a photographer should be just the guy who pushes the button, any more than a novelist ought to be a stenographer . . . .
 
That said, I'm just a guy who pushes a button   8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 06:46:44 AM
I don't think a photographer should be just the guy who pushes the button, any more than a novelist ought to be a stenographer . . . .
 
That said, I'm just a guy who pushes a button   8)
Even when playing the clarinet?  0:)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 16, 2015, 06:49:46 AM
No, strictly a photography comment  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2015, 06:54:21 AM
A photographer only let things see, the remarkable thing is he doesn't see it himself. (Harry Mulisch, not the exact quote, which is a bit more elaborater)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 16, 2015, 06:56:12 AM
A photographer only let things see, the remarkable thing is he doesn't see it himself. (Harry Mulisch, not the exact quote)

There, you see: an argument for the process(es) of "touching up."
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2015, 07:11:28 AM
There, you see: an argument for the process(es) of "touching up."

Karl, I admit I have little to say. Busy with other things.

Not exactly the case though, because I have things to say, but that's on a different field of expertise.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on January 16, 2015, 09:40:13 AM
I don't think a photographer should be just the guy who pushes the button, any more than a novelist ought to be a stenographer . . . .
 
That said, I'm just a guy who pushes a button   8)

The important thing is not to push other people's buttons
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 16, 2015, 03:50:41 PM
Meanwhile, a photograph. :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7514/16110381149_be193ff64d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16110381149/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 17, 2015, 10:34:11 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/16116306847_1482c11918_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16116306847/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 17, 2015, 01:22:42 PM
Lovely
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 17, 2015, 01:26:11 PM
Lovely
Thanks, Karl.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 18, 2015, 05:26:27 AM
There may well be a long break before this series continues

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/16308461425_ca20eca622_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16308461425/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 18, 2015, 05:39:06 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/16308461425_ca20eca622_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16308461425/)

Stunning!

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 18, 2015, 05:46:33 AM
Stunning!

Sarge
Thanks, Sarge.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 19, 2015, 11:52:51 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/16133719149_c6d1ecfde6_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16133719149/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 19, 2015, 12:43:15 PM
There may well be a long break before this series continues

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/16308461425_ca20eca622_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16308461425/)

I think I haven't told you but I have a tendency to take tons of nature photos as well, but I tend to be a bit linked to spring/summer for some reason. If I get my act together I will start a Flickr account one of these days.  Some thoughts:  It would be interesting to see your numerous lake horizons in a stream (gif style)? I think that would be a mesmerizing representation of your lake. Alternatively, perhaps start taking a picture at the same spot/angle over and over to get exactly the same view. Considering the amazing colors and cloudscapes at the lake one can barely imagine the breadth of visions such a project would represent. Regardless, your portfolio of lake horizons are stunning in their beauty.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 19, 2015, 01:02:24 PM
I think I haven't told you but I have a tendency to take tons of nature photos as well, but I tend to be a bit linked to spring/summer for some reason. If I get my act together I will start a Flickr account one of these days.
No, you hadn't told me. I'd certainly like to see them. Making the account and uploading photos there takes pretty much no effort of course. Wading through photos and editing, on the other hand..

Quote
Some thoughts:  It would be interesting to see your numerous lake horizons in a stream (gif style)? I think that would be a mesmerizing representation of your lake. Alternatively, perhaps start taking a picture at the same spot/angle over and over to get exactly the same view. Considering the amazing colors and cloudscapes at the lake one can barely imagine the breadth of visions such a project would represent. Regardless, your portfolio of lake horizons are stunning in their beauty.  :)
I'm not sure I like the gif idea - you certainly can't get lost in the photograph viewing it like that. Your second idea would actually work wonderfully with the first idea (if one wanted to do such a gif).

Of course, I have followed your second idea loosely already. Most of the photos are taken from pretty much the same spot, on the pier, looking at either of these two directions. (or slightly more to the left - in any case, all the photos taken from that spot include areas visible in these photos) The light & clouds have influenced the framing, of course.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16234280355_879fb9f240_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16234280355/)   (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14412856570_89db28b09b_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14412856570/) 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 19, 2015, 02:54:44 PM
No, you hadn't told me. I'd certainly like to see them. Making the account and uploading photos there takes pretty much no effort of course. Wading through photos and editing, on the other hand..
I'm not sure I like the gif idea - you certainly can't get lost in the photograph viewing it like that. Your second idea would actually work wonderfully with the first idea (if one wanted to do such a gif).

Of course, I have followed your second idea loosely already. Most of the photos are taken from pretty much the same spot, on the pier, looking at either of these two directions. (or slightly more to the left - in any case, all the photos taken from that spot include areas visible in these photos) The light & clouds have influenced the framing, of course.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16234280355_879fb9f240_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16234280355/)   (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14412856570_89db28b09b_m.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14412856570/)

I suspect we are all getting fond of your lake pictures!   8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 19, 2015, 03:04:31 PM
I suspect we are all getting fond of your lake pictures!   8)
Thanks, Peter.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 20, 2015, 12:23:38 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7505/16140732050_aa95a48a3d_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16140732050/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 21, 2015, 06:44:51 AM
There may well be a long break before this series continues
Yeah, right..   ::)


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8617/16332737422_9cc58e5301_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16332737422/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 21, 2015, 07:54:57 AM
"... and then, he opened his eyes again ...."

8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 21, 2015, 10:01:18 AM
I think I haven't told you but I have a tendency to take tons of nature photos as well, but I tend to be a bit linked to spring/summer for some reason. If I get my act together I will start a Flickr account one of these days.  Some thoughts:  It would be interesting to see your numerous lake horizons in a stream (gif style)? I think that would be a mesmerizing representation of your lake. Alternatively, perhaps start taking a picture at the same spot/angle over and over to get exactly the same view. Considering the amazing colors and cloudscapes at the lake one can barely imagine the breadth of visions such a project would represent. Regardless, your portfolio of lake horizons are stunning in their beauty.  :)
Here (https://www.flickr.com//photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/show/)'s the Flickr slideshow. I didn't bother myself too much with the order of the images there.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 21, 2015, 10:38:34 AM
Here (https://www.flickr.com//photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/show/)'s the Flickr slideshow. I didn't bother myself too much with the order of the images there.

Wow! Such a beautiful place! Your slideshow is magical!     0:)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 23, 2015, 11:34:54 AM
Yesterday the weather was rather nice, apart from being -9 °F (-23 °C) and snowing - at midday, walking on the lake a couple of hundred meters outside my apartment, there was a rather nice halo around the sun. I'm sure I'll upload a photo or two of that eventually (it won't be too soon).

Wow! Such a beautiful place! Your slideshow is magical!     0:)
Cheers, Peter.

Here's the latest addition:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/16349577245_3bc03356d1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16349577245/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 23, 2015, 12:47:35 PM

Here's the latest addition:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/16349577245_3bc03356d1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16349577245/)

Beautiful...and as a bonus, I see a kitten in the clouds  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 23, 2015, 12:54:36 PM
Beautiful...and as a bonus, I see a kitten in the clouds  8)

Sarge
Ha! I hadn't noticed that before.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 24, 2015, 11:11:26 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/16355277821_0d2f443f2b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16355277821/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 24, 2015, 12:16:09 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/16355277821_0d2f443f2b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16355277821/)

Hmm, to follow Sarge's imagination I see a gray whale and her calf in the clouds (heading leftwards)...   ;)

Beautiful cloudscape!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 24, 2015, 12:42:02 PM
Hmm, to follow Sarge's imagination I see a gray whale and her calf in the clouds (heading leftwards)...   ;)

Beautiful cloudscape!
Now, that's too much of a stretch for me.
Thanks, Peter.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 24, 2015, 01:08:11 PM
Now, that's too much of a stretch for me.
Thanks, Peter.

Nah! It is very obvious!!   :D  Really....  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 24, 2015, 07:03:46 PM
Nah! It is very obvious!!   :D  Really....  8)

  I agree (although I wouldn't have "noticed" it without your comment).
 Anyway, wonderful series, Karlo.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 24, 2015, 07:13:27 PM
Nah! It is very obvious!!   :D  Really....  8)
  I agree (although I wouldn't have "noticed" it without your comment).
 Anyway, wonderful series, Karlo.
Well alright, but still the 'calf' looks more like a stingray to me...

Thanks, Al. Incidentally, I thought about entering the Finnish Nature Photograph of the Year competition (after seeing the not frighteningly high standards of award winners in recent years..) - but they want original files and I don't have those for most of my photos because of limited disk space. Oh well, if I'll take a good photo in the future, I'll probably make sure I save the original file.  ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 24, 2015, 07:16:14 PM
Well alright, but still the 'calf' looks more like a stingray to me...

Thanks, Al. Incidentally, I thought about entering the Finnish Nature Photograph of the Year competition (after seeing the not frighteningly high standards of award winners in recent years..) - but they want original files and I don't have those for most of my photos because of limited disk space. Oh well, if I'll take a good photo in the future, I'll probably make sure I save the original file.  ::)


Oh, you should enter, Karlo! Your shots are wonderful!  Hmm, so you compress your files thereby losing the original camera "signature"? Is that the issue?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 24, 2015, 07:17:27 PM
And are you up at 5am?   ???
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 24, 2015, 07:24:35 PM

Oh, you should enter, Karlo! Your shots are wonderful!  Hmm, so you compress your files thereby losing the original camera "signature"? Is that the issue?
Pretty much, yes - I shoot raw files, which need to be edited, and then save those as JPEGs.


And are you up at 5am?   ???
I hate my roommates.  :blank:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 24, 2015, 07:29:06 PM
Pretty much, yes - I shoot raw files, which need to be edited, and then save those as JPEGs.


So a professional photographer always has to keep the original file to be able to get credit for the work?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Moonfish on January 24, 2015, 07:30:02 PM
I hate my roommates.  :blank:

Playing Finnish Metallica at 5am?    :o
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 24, 2015, 07:58:32 PM
So a professional photographer always has to keep the original file to be able to get credit for the work?

  To make a large, high-quality print you need a large file size--so those are usually required for publication or contests.  Different places have different standards, but 10MB is pretty common (well, from my limited experience).  I shoot raw too, and always keep my original--for "good photos". I delete as many as possible--although not nearly as many as I should.  I have two hard drives for photos--one is a backup. I have about 120K pictures saved.  About 1% of those may be good enough to show to other people (hence my 1200 or so pics on flickr).  I delete about 60% of what I shoot, but would be wiser to delete 80-90%, but it's hard to kill your babies :'(
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 24, 2015, 08:11:04 PM
So a professional photographer always has to keep the original file to be able to get credit for the work?
  To make a large, high-quality print you need a large file size--so those are usually required for publication or contests.  Different places have different standards, but 10MB is pretty common (well, from my limited experience).  I shoot raw too, and always keep my original--for "good photos". I delete as many as possible--although not nearly as many as I should.  I have two hard drives for photos--one is a backup. I have about 120K pictures saved.  About 1% of those may be good enough to show to other people (hence my 1200 or so pics on flickr).  I delete about 60% of what I shoot, but would be wiser to delete 80-90%, but it's hard to kill your babies :'(
Around 4-12 MB for my full-size or so (24 MP, 4000*6000) JPEGs. My percentage of 'keepers' might be a bit higher than Al's, but I agree with the sentiment.

Playing Finnish Metallica at 5am?    :o
Not quite, but they're bad enough.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 26, 2015, 04:20:23 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/16355277821_0d2f443f2b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16355277821/)
Explored again :)


See Mandy Disher's wonderful floral photos here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28412635@N08/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 26, 2015, 07:40:33 AM
Explored again :)

 Deservedly so! Congrats on that. I love getting a flickr explore...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 27, 2015, 10:28:44 AM
Deservedly so! Congrats on that. I love getting a flickr explore...
Thanks, Al.

No. 30

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/15759678834_275a9bf7bd_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15759678834/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 28, 2015, 10:22:49 PM
No. 31

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/16207210539_a27f304382_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16207210539/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 31, 2015, 05:04:16 AM
Ordered this about five minutes after learning who Karsh was...
(http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_01.jpg)   (http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_13.jpg)    (http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_09.jpg)    (http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_07.jpg)
(http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_10.jpg)    (http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_36.jpg)    (http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_23.jpg)    (http://121clicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/yousuf_karsh_11.jpg)

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on January 31, 2015, 06:29:25 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8624/16410020045_a8096470e1_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16410020045/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 02, 2015, 04:33:30 AM
Al (and anyone else interested in street photography) might be interested in Critique Portfolio Pro's interview with Thomas Leuthard

https://www.flickr.com/groups/ngproinvitation/discuss/72157650162186279/
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 03, 2015, 04:59:21 PM
Al (and anyone else interested in street photography) might be interested in Critique Portfolio Pro's interview with Thomas Leuthard

https://www.flickr.com/groups/ngproinvitation/discuss/72157650162186279/

 Thanks, Karlo. I'll have a look.  Love the portraits you put up above, too.  I stopped buying photo books, however, because I find that after I buy them I never look at them, for some strange reason :-\
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 03, 2015, 05:36:05 PM
Mmmm...just followed the link. That bio and photo book do make a very tempting pair...
   I actually took my camera out yesterday and squeezed in a few pics.  After Saturday I will have some free time and hopefully will get back into gear...I've just been too overworked lately to want to shoot.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 04, 2015, 02:58:55 AM
Mmmm...just followed the link. That bio and photo book do make a very tempting pair...
I assume you mean that Karsh book.
Quote
I actually took my camera out yesterday and squeezed in a few pics.  After Saturday I will have some free time and hopefully will get back into gear...I've just been too overworked lately to want to shoot.
But not overworked enough to start shooting?  0:)
And please, get back into photographing instead of the gear..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 04, 2015, 03:15:13 AM
I assume you mean that Karsh book.But not overworked enough to start shooting?  0:)
And please, get back into photographing instead of the gear..

Actually, I did the shooting between lunch and a class--I just had about 10 minutes.
  About gear, I meant it idiomatically--get going again.  I actually did buy some new gear, for my m4/3 camera, but may sell it off and just stick with the Canon.  I love the smaller form factor, but hate giving up the shallow Depth-of-field. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 04, 2015, 04:32:29 AM
Actually, I did the shooting between lunch and a class--I just had about 10 minutes.
Very nice to have such a break - whenever I have time at lunchtime (like today), I take my camera out for a walk, too. :)

Quote
About gear, I meant it idiomatically--get going again.  I actually did buy some new gear, for my m4/3 camera, but may sell it off and just stick with the Canon.  I love the smaller form factor, but hate giving up the shallow Depth-of-field.
Yes, I knew what you really meant. I'd like to get some new lens, too. Maybe a nice standard prime or sth more telephoto..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 06, 2015, 12:00:44 PM
These, and every other photo on my flickr account, at full-screen resolution.. (1½ months' photos are waiting for my Nikon USB cord, expect some new photos by next week's Sunday at the earliest.)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/15955901735_9d4fecfbcd.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15955901735/)       (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/14802805271_bbd85c26c8.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14802805271/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/15179507812_cdbc103c17.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15179507812/)            (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14606651263_28680fb970.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14606651263/)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15159877410_573541644b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15159877410/)        (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15494191161_1b0b426599.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15494191161/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15626753366_95540aefa2.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15626753366/)        (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15566582989_30b595a4b8.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15566582989/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7572/15640894650_e5cc60e2ef.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15640894650/)            (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/15640864458_1822f66191.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15640864458/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15881711712_6935a1496e.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15881711712/)            (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7464/15293647393_419f6158cc.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15293647393/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16234280355_879fb9f240.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16234280355/)            (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/16355277821_0d2f443f2b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16355277821/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/16308461425_ca20eca622.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16308461425/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 09, 2015, 04:58:15 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/16481230752_3fd0f914b1.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16481230752/)

Lake Kitka XXXII (click the link to see large)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 09, 2015, 05:08:26 AM
Exquisite!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 09, 2015, 05:10:35 AM
Exquisite!
Thanks, Karl. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 10, 2015, 02:30:46 PM
I was delighted to discover that a photography thread exists here. The standard is quite high; congratulations to all contributors. I have dabbled a little in photography and would like to participate until I am thrown out for not coming up to the requisite standard  :laugh:

My first contribution....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0015_zpse4e62d38.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 10, 2015, 02:33:09 PM
I thought that I should also post this one....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan035_zps84440d17.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 10, 2015, 02:56:03 PM
I was delighted to discover that a photography thread exists here. The standard is quite high; congratulations to all contributors. I have dabbled a little in photography and would like to participate until I am thrown out for not coming up to the requisite standard  :laugh:

My first contribution....
I thought that I should also post this one....

Very nice images both, particularly the latter one - very striking composition, and the treatment suits the image. I wouldn't mind knowing a bit more about the object photographed. :)
In what part of Ireland do you live, by the way? I've visited Dublin 8 years ago. I didn't take that many photographs there, though, was too young to drink, and wasn't really interested in Joyce or Yeats back then either..
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Artem on February 10, 2015, 07:49:40 PM
I was delighted to discover that a photography thread exists here. The standard is quite high; congratulations to all contributors. I have dabbled a little in photography and would like to participate until I am thrown out for not coming up to the requisite standard  :laugh:

My first contribution....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0015_zpse4e62d38.jpg)

That is a beautiful photo. Looks like a lost shot from the set of Tarkovsky's Stalker.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 11, 2015, 06:34:30 AM
That is a beautiful photo. Looks like a lost shot from the set of Tarkovsky's Stalker.

  Yeah, I like that a lot, too.  I would love to see a big, black and white version. Very moody.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 11, 2015, 09:26:16 AM
Very nice images both, particularly the latter one - very striking composition, and the treatment suits the image. I wouldn't mind knowing a bit more about the object photographed. :)
In what part of Ireland do you live, by the way? I've visited Dublin 8 years ago. I didn't take that many photographs there, though, was too young to drink, and wasn't really interested in Joyce or Yeats back then either..

Thank you for that. I live in the suburbs of Dublin where one is never too far from either the sea....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Seapoint39_zpsd0f76c70.jpg)   (http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Seapoint36_zpsc9855160.jpg)

....or indeed very far from the hills....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan042_zpse3358a74_1.jpg)


....so the landscape can change quickly within a short space of time and within a short distance.


I do hope that you enjoyed your visit.

I will dig out the original image for the archer and post it up later.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 11, 2015, 09:28:25 AM
That is a beautiful photo. Looks like a lost shot from the set of Tarkovsky's Stalker.

Thank you very much. I will now display my ignorance and say that I will have to look up Tarkovsky's Stalker  :-[
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 11, 2015, 09:31:13 AM
  Yeah, I like that a lot, too.  I would love to see a big, black and white version. Very moody.

Thank you vwey much. It is a digital image and I was going to change it to a B&W shot at one point but decided against it because I felt that even though it is in colour, it is almost monochrome in tone and I thought that aided the mood.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 11, 2015, 09:39:57 AM
Thank you for that. I live in the suburbs of Dublin where one is never too far from either the sea....

....or indeed very far from the hills....
....so the landscape can change quickly within a short space of time and within a short distance.
Nice photos, too, particularly the last one.
Quote
I do hope that you enjoyed your visit.
I sure did. :)
Thank you very much. I will now display my ignorance and say that I will have to look up Tarkovsky's Stalker  :-[
You can watch the movie online.  8)
http://www.openculture.com/2010/07/tarkovksy.html
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 11, 2015, 01:54:25 PM
.... very striking composition, and the treatment suits the image. I wouldn't mind knowing a bit more about the object photographed. :)


There was nothing special or remarkable about that statue. It was randomly placed in a large park. I loved it for its bold lines and size. I deliberalty chose the angle to try to enhance both of these aspects.
Here is the original image....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan035_zps17c7919c.jpg?t=1423604876)


Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 11, 2015, 01:56:13 PM
....You can watch the movie online.  8)
http://www.openculture.com/2010/07/tarkovksy.html

Forgot to thank you for the link ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 11, 2015, 02:00:32 PM
Today's contribution; I could not decide whether or not to present this image with or without the figures in it so here are both for you to chose from....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0025_zps48e5fdd8.jpg)


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0032_zpsce967121.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 11, 2015, 02:11:42 PM
There was nothing special or remarkable about that statue. It was randomly placed in a large park. I loved it for its bold lines and size. I deliberalty chose the angle to try to enhance both of these aspects.
Here is the original image....
Yes, I noticed that you had composed the image to heighten those elements. The statue reminds me of soviet propaganda imagery.

Today's contribution; I could not decide whether or not to present this image with or without the figures in it so here are both for you to chose from....
Very nice photos, lovely reflections. The shapes of those trees are perfectly suited for this kind of image, and the mist is very nice to have too.

Forgot to thank you for the link ::)
You're welcome. I ought to try watching the movies again some time myself - concentrating on a Tarkovsky movie on the computer is not the easiest thing in the world.  :-[
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on February 11, 2015, 03:50:01 PM
Today's contribution; I could not decide whether or not to present this image with or without the figures in it so here are both for you to chose from....

(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0032_zpsce967121.jpg)

I like it more without.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sean on February 12, 2015, 04:04:28 AM
A sunrise for a rather gloomy day here in England a few days ago.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m71/SeanMcHugh02/England%20Rye%20House%20and%20bee%20hives/Sunrise_zpsf55f7ce2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 12, 2015, 11:59:35 AM
I like it more without.

I think that I also do; the scene somehow seems more tranquil without the figures.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 12, 2015, 12:03:59 PM
Just to prove that it is not always misty here in Ireland and that we do sometimes get the occasional glimpse of a bit of blue sky....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_100142_zps654ab556.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 14, 2015, 05:06:52 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_100138_zps242b74e5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 14, 2015, 05:14:10 AM
Very nice photos of clouds and trees. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Artem on February 14, 2015, 04:40:45 PM
A sunrise for a rather gloomy day here in England a few days ago.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m71/SeanMcHugh02/England%20Rye%20House%20and%20bee%20hives/Sunrise_zpsf55f7ce2.jpg)
That's a beautiful photo. Very natural.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sean on February 15, 2015, 01:38:18 AM
I can see dawn easier than sunset here...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 15, 2015, 09:28:53 AM
Maple leafstract

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/16513652706_f2f2179e54.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16513652706/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 15, 2015, 03:53:49 PM
Very nice photos of clouds and trees. :)

Thank you; most of my photos are simple, straightforward shots. I do not have the technical expertise or imagination to produce the like of your Maple leafstract....some day perhaps  ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 15, 2015, 03:55:04 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0067_zps0e7595d3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 17, 2015, 11:31:04 AM
This one is more an attempt at a study of light than anything else....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0062_zps73dcc378.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sean on February 17, 2015, 11:49:02 AM
Lovely stuff. Will the squirrel eat the plants?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 17, 2015, 12:04:47 PM
Lovely stuff. Will the squirrel eat the plants?

Thank you and nice association  ;) 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 17, 2015, 12:15:28 PM
Thank you; most of my photos are simple, straightforward shots. I do not have the technical expertise or imagination to produce the like of your Maple leafstract....some day perhaps  ;)
Of course most of mine are 'simple, straightforward shots' as well. I wouldn't mind making a second similar piece, if I found another subject that would make for a photograph that could be used to produce such an image. ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sean on February 17, 2015, 12:18:46 PM
English breakfast at the Wetherspoons pub chain, and no, I don't read the Sunday Times.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m71/SeanMcHugh02/England%20Rye%20House%20and%20bee%20hives/DSCN2652_zpsc7497b66.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m71/SeanMcHugh02/England%20Rye%20House%20and%20bee%20hives/DSCN2657_zpsc9ea9f2d.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m71/SeanMcHugh02/England%20Rye%20House%20and%20bee%20hives/DSCN2659_zps6408fdea.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 17, 2015, 12:22:52 PM
Of course most of mine are 'simple, straightforward shots' as well. I wouldn't mind making a second similar piece, if I found another subject that would make for a photograph that could be used to produce such an image. ;)

I suppose you would need to look for simple patterns or abstract subjects to make similiar images; keep looking.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 17, 2015, 12:25:05 PM


(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m71/SeanMcHugh02/England%20Rye%20House%20and%20bee%20hives/DSCN2657_zpsc9ea9f2d.jpg)



I have just finished my dinner here but I am hungry again seeing that photo  ;D
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 17, 2015, 12:30:51 PM
I suppose you would need to look for simple patterns or abstract subjects to make similiar images; keep looking.

Yes of course, but the maple leaf is by far the best thing in macroscopic size for such a photo in nature.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/16377580547_15a2449f3b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16377580547/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 17, 2015, 12:35:42 PM

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/16377580547_15a2449f3b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16377580547/)

Nice colours in that one.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 17, 2015, 12:37:51 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Flowers3_zpsaba0229a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 21, 2015, 10:40:04 AM
Variations on a theme....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Flowers69_zps7ca4e89d.jpg)



(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Flowers71_zpsb8fc96ed.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 21, 2015, 10:54:38 AM
It would be nice to have all three in focus, but without altering that background bokeh.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 21, 2015, 03:02:29 PM
It would be nice to have all three in focus, but without altering that background bokeh.

I possibly do have as I took quite a number of shots in that session [in my garden] but I cannot find them quickly.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 21, 2015, 03:08:33 PM
I possibly do have as I took quite a number of shots in that session [in my garden] but I cannot find them quickly.
That can't have be from the same spot and with the same f-value, though. In any case, there's no need to go digging for them.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 22, 2015, 03:39:21 AM
Lots of great and varied nature photography on this site (from man & nature and photo art to still-lifes, wildlife & landscapes) . I'm not a member but I've visited the place since long before I started getting more serious about photography
http://www.naturephotographers.net/imagecritique/ic.cgi?a=vk&ns=1
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 22, 2015, 04:08:50 AM
That can't have be from the same spot and with the same f-value, though. In any case, there's no need to go digging for them.

They are indeed taken from the same spot; they were part of an exercise in differential focusing and depth of field so I just altered some settings on the camera.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 22, 2015, 04:10:31 AM
Lots of great and varied nature photography on this site (from man & nature and photo art to still-lifes, wildlife & landscapes) . I'm not a member but I've visited the place since long before I started getting more serious about photography
http://www.naturephotographers.net/imagecritique/ic.cgi?a=vk&ns=1

Oh that site looks very interesting; thank you for the link. I will look at it more closely later.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 22, 2015, 04:12:55 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Flowers43_zps275689a6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on February 22, 2015, 06:36:21 AM
Great photo! The intersecting lines of the shadows create a nice effect.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 22, 2015, 10:26:40 AM
Great photo! The intersecting lines of the shadows create a nice effect.

Thank you; I tried to compose it so that the flowers swept in an arc out of those shadows.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 23, 2015, 01:14:29 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Flowers53_zps54be09b0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 23, 2015, 01:24:15 PM
Both of the flower photos are really nice.


I photographed some dried flowers last spring, click on the images to view the whole set.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/13689838554_34b2bd8974_n.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/13489804554_fbe1c2e353_n.jpg)(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/13617736043_c53643b162_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157643123635144/detail)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 23, 2015, 02:21:18 PM


I photographed some dried flowers last spring, click on the images to view the whole set.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/13689838554_34b2bd8974_n.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/13489804554_fbe1c2e353_n.jpg)(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/13617736043_c53643b162_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/sets/72157643123635144/detail)

Your technique is very good. Did you use a light box? The light looks too soft for direct flash.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 23, 2015, 02:56:41 PM
Your technique is very good. Did you use a light box? The light looks too soft for direct flash.
Thanks. No light boxes or flashes of any kind, just the light from windows, and some ceiling lights (very indirect indeed). Working without a tripod, the 1/8 s. exposure time with the zoom lens at 270mm did require rather steady hands.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 23, 2015, 03:28:21 PM
Thanks. No light boxes or flashes of any kind, just the light from windows, and some ceiling lights (very indirect indeed). Working without a tripod, the 1/8 s. exposure time with the zoom lens at 270mm did require rather steady hands.

Well done on that lighting set up and on those steady hands  ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 23, 2015, 03:35:36 PM
Well done on that lighting set up and on those steady hands  ;)
Cheers. I actually took some more of these during the holidays, I'll have to see when I'll be able to post them - and the other stuff I've photographed... I have about 900 photos on my camera waiting to be transferred & edited.  ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 24, 2015, 06:27:11 AM
Cheers. I actually took some more of these during the holidays, I'll have to see when I'll be able to post them - and the other stuff I've photographed... I have about 900 photos on my camera waiting to be transferred & edited.  ::)

I think that we all do that; it is standard practice really! I do it slightly differently though; I transfer everything asap [for security reasons] and then wait months to do the editing  ::)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 24, 2015, 07:11:25 AM
I think that we all do that; it is standard practice really! I do it slightly differently though; I transfer everything asap [for security reasons] and then wait months to do the editing  ::)
I  have my Nikon USB cord (now there's something to rant about) elsewhere at the moment, which is why I haven't transferred the photos (which I do usually daily). Nor do I usually wait months to edit the photos, although I do sometimes reinterpret them later. I need more HDD space to keep the raw files, though.

In the meanwhile, might as well look at these again (https://www.flickr.com//photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/show/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 24, 2015, 09:24:09 AM
I  have my Nikon USB cord (now there's something to rant about) elsewhere at the moment, which is why I haven't transferred the photos (which I do usually daily). Nor do I usually wait months to edit the photos, although I do sometimes reinterpret them later. I need more HDD space to keep the raw files, though.

In the meanwhile, might as well look at these again (https://www.flickr.com//photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/show/)

You seem to have established a disipline so, unlike me. I was good like that once, long ago........
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 24, 2015, 09:34:09 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/TamronTest116_zps87cfe8d5.jpg)


I will stop posting flowers, I promise  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 25, 2015, 10:37:25 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/TamronTest117_zps5db192a3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 25, 2015, 01:25:00 PM
Very nice, both.

From October:
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8563/16440120987_c253019bd6.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16440120987/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 25, 2015, 01:37:16 PM

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8563/16440120987_c253019bd6.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16440120987/)

I like the subtle movement in that one.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 26, 2015, 06:56:08 AM
Another from autumn
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8611/16467530609_d27114f5e0.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16467530609/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 26, 2015, 07:23:02 AM
Looks funny with no snow . . . .

Beautiful pic, thank you.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 26, 2015, 07:32:53 AM
Looks funny with no snow . . . .

Beautiful pic, thank you.
You will see some snow (over ice) on that lake eventually.  8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 26, 2015, 08:00:23 AM
Another from autumn
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8611/16467530609_d27114f5e0.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16467530609/)

That has to be one of my favorites from your lake series. Gorgeous.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 26, 2015, 08:08:53 AM
That has to be one of my favorites from your lake series. Gorgeous.

Sarge
Thanks, Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 26, 2015, 09:20:16 AM
Beautiful light!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 26, 2015, 01:20:30 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0038_zps69b455d8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 27, 2015, 06:46:24 AM
Nice!

Thread duty
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8566/16040381994_44434c75ea.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16040381994/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 27, 2015, 11:00:41 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0017_zps0a4c24d8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on February 27, 2015, 11:09:57 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0017_zps0a4c24d8.jpg)

Very nice! Everything is sharply in focus, including the mountains in the background, but the variation in color from the bright yellow buoy to the green of the grass, grays of the rock, and blues of the netting, sky, and sea is gorgeous. Excellent composition!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 27, 2015, 11:11:25 AM
Very nice! Everything is sharply in focus, including the mountains in the background, but the variation in color from the bright yellow buoy to the green of the grass, grays of the rock, and blues of the netting, sky, and sea is gorgeous. Excellent composition!
Agreed, although I'd like more contrast in that sky.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on February 27, 2015, 11:13:46 AM
Agreed, although I'd like more contrast in that sky.

I think it's Ireland, so it should be raining soon.   :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 27, 2015, 01:31:34 PM
Very nice! Everything is sharply in focus, including the mountains in the background, but the variation in color from the bright yellow buoy to the green of the grass, grays of the rock, and blues of the netting, sky, and sea is gorgeous. Excellent composition!

Thank you very much for your kind comments.

The photo was indeed taken on the west coast of Ireland and that was the summer's day!!


Here is another one from the same day....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0006_zps15be8094.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2015, 01:32:30 PM
Nice!

Thread duty
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8566/16040381994_44434c75ea.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16040381994/)

Beauty!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 27, 2015, 01:33:50 PM
Same shot but different angle and perspective....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/IMG_0011_zps1257ad8c.jpg)


....a particular favourite of mine.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 27, 2015, 01:50:47 PM
Same shot but different angle and perspective....

....a particular favourite of mine.
One of your best posted here.

Beauty!
Thanks, Karl.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 28, 2015, 03:37:55 AM

One of your best posted here.


High praise from one with your standard; thank you.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on February 28, 2015, 03:02:28 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/Killiney1_zps091c2a77.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on February 28, 2015, 03:24:04 PM
Trees on the edge of the golf course at Puijo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14956078584/)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8603/16676439005_a99b2d32ca.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16676439005/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 01, 2015, 01:33:01 AM
Trees on the edge of the golf course at Puijo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14956078584/)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8603/16676439005_a99b2d32ca.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16676439005/)

There is something very still and calm about that one.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Szykneij on March 01, 2015, 04:42:46 AM
Trees on the edge of the golf course at Puijo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14956078584/)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8603/16676439005_a99b2d32ca.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16676439005/)

If you go much deeper into the woods, you should find my tee shots.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 01, 2015, 04:57:23 AM
If you go much deeper into the woods, you should find my tee shots.

 :laugh:

  You guys are cookin' over here.  Lots of nice stuff.  I'm still not shooting.  Went out with the family to the park and didn't even take my camera ???
  one from a while back
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10311795936_077e8a7d2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gHdDF7)20131016-P1060295-Edit-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gHdDF7) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 01, 2015, 05:25:00 AM
There is something very still and calm about that one.
I certainly think so, as well.
If you go much deeper into the woods, you should find my tee shots.
Hah!
You guys are cookin' over here.  Lots of nice stuff.  I'm still not shooting.  Went out with the family to the park and didn't even take my camera ???
one from a while back
Hey, I am not showing any particularly recent work either..

Thread duty - another one from the same day in October (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/archives/date-taken/2014/10/09/).
Click the image and see full-screen.
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8577/16062314673_e782c9b68e.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16062314673/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 01, 2015, 06:32:36 AM
If you go much deeper into the woods, you should find my tee shots.

Good one  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 01, 2015, 06:35:27 AM
:laugh:

  I'm still not shooting.  Went out with the family to the park and didn't even take my camera ???


  one from a while back
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10311795936_077e8a7d2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gHdDF7)20131016-P1060295-Edit-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gHdDF7) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Sometimes a break away is good; just make sure that you return to taking more great shots  ;)

I really like that one above!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 01, 2015, 06:43:17 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/RockClimbing2_zpsdedeefab.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 01, 2015, 07:21:43 AM
Sometimes a break away is good; just make sure that you return to taking more great shots  ;)

I really like that one above!

 Thanks Aligreto, and.....WOW!

   That last picture is great.  If I saw that on an 2M poster on the wall in a sporting goods store I wouldn't bat an eye.  Very fine work.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 01, 2015, 10:04:12 AM
Thanks Aligreto, and.....WOW!

   That last picture is great.  If I saw that on an 2M poster on the wall in a sporting goods store I wouldn't bat an eye.  Very fine work.

Thank you very much for your kind comment. The idea was to depict the climber struggling against the rock face with the top rock trying to force him down.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 01, 2015, 10:16:26 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/RockClimbing2_zpsdedeefab.jpg)
This is really nice indeed. I'd increase the contrast slightly, emphasizing the shadowed top rock, and the geometry of the composition, more.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 01, 2015, 02:27:48 PM
This is really nice indeed. I'd increase the contrast slightly, emphasizing the shadowed top rock, and the geometry of the composition, more.

Thank you for that; emphasizing the shadowed top rock would make it more menacing now that you point it out.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 02, 2015, 08:22:47 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8680/16507998240_5aaecc70cb.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16507998240/)
Lake Kitka, XXXIII
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 02, 2015, 08:24:32 AM
Beautiful
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: George on March 02, 2015, 08:28:41 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8680/16507998240_5aaecc70cb.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16507998240/)
Lake Kitka, XXXIII

LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 02, 2015, 11:21:59 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8680/16507998240_5aaecc70cb.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16507998240/)
Lake Kitka, XXXIII

Super shot!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 02, 2015, 03:11:12 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/a8572c9d-5ce0-439f-b880-689709e0e65a_zpscd99a1f3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 02, 2015, 03:18:14 PM
Do I detect a yet another Monet fan? 8)
Here's something related from years ago:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/9612572263_84c0df7273_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fDqWQx)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 03, 2015, 12:40:31 AM
Do I detect a yet another Monet fan? 8)
Here's something related from years ago:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/9612572263_84c0df7273_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fDqWQx)

Yes, definitely another Monet fan here!

Interestingly your image features ducks, mine a duck feather  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 03, 2015, 09:48:52 AM
Lake Kitka, XXXIII
Beautiful
LOVE IT!!
Super shot!
Thanks guys.  :)

As usual, the cleaning starts in earnest only after publishing the work. There was a line (yes, like someone had drawn a straight line on the water. Ugh) on the mist-covered waters on the left part of the image that stuck out. The whole image has some moire, but lets just call that atmosphere. . .
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8680/16507998240_1b5a9d87cd.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16507998240/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 07, 2015, 11:06:31 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7614/16558327419_265afb9126.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16558327419/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 07, 2015, 07:24:01 PM
Also updated this one:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14629439085_14e9d6b825.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14629439085/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 08, 2015, 02:39:00 AM
Also updated this one:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14629439085_14e9d6b825.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/14629439085/)

That is very similiar to a shot of mine....


(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan037_zps0f6a81ea.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 11, 2015, 11:48:39 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan019_zps45b2792c-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 12, 2015, 05:43:49 AM
Portrait of the Ex

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img273_.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 12, 2015, 06:19:02 AM
Sarge, what is going on?? That wasn't "the ex" in earlier posts, was it?  "The ex" was dark haired and more small-featured, as I recall.  If you now have a new ex, that is some sad news :(  I hope all is well.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 12, 2015, 06:29:08 AM
Sarge, what is going on?? That wasn't "the ex" in earlier posts, was it?  "The ex" was dark haired and more small-featured, as I recall.  If you now have a new ex, that is some sad news :(  I hope all is well.

Same ex. She's blonde.  Although we divorced in 1977 she has continued to model for me.

Mrs. Rock is brown/dark auburn haired. Here she is:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img577_crop_flashback_ed_800.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 12, 2015, 06:32:32 AM
Sarge, what is going on?? That wasn't "the ex" in earlier posts, was it?

Here's my gallery with all the photos I've posted to this thread. The blonde (first seen in image 27) is the ex.

http://imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 13, 2015, 05:35:46 AM
Ah! That is great news.  I should have gone back in the thread and checked more carefully. I somehow got the two confused initially, apparently.
   You have fine taste, Sarge, and good luck ;D
     I am a big fan of the new Mrs. Rock 8)


 BTW, I am having a photography related nightmare.  I have my photos saved on two separate hard drives.  A few days ago one of them started clicking. An unmistakable sign of it's going bad. I quickly bought a new hard drive and when I started to transfer files realized the back up drive was also going south :'(  I had 119,000 pictures.  I am still struggling to recover them, but it is looking grim.  I saved the majority, but will probably lose about 20-30K pictures and lots of home movies...
   Anyway, if you have lots of precious pictures (or other digital files), it might be worthwhile to have TWO back ups.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 13, 2015, 06:19:58 AM
BTW, I am having a photography related nightmare.  I have my photos saved on two separate hard drives.  A few days ago one of them started clicking. An unmistakable sign of it's going bad. I quickly bought a new hard drive and when I started to transfer files realized the back up drive was also going south :'(  I had 119,000 pictures.  I am still struggling to recover them, but it is looking grim.  I saved the majority, but will probably lose about 20-30K pictures and lots of home movies...
   Anyway, if you have lots of precious pictures (or other digital files), it might be worthwhile to have TWO back ups.

Sorry to hear about your hardware troubles. After a few catastrophic hard drive failures, I learned my lesson. I now have four external drives backing up my most important files, including the thousands of photos and slides I laboriously scanned and edited.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 13, 2015, 06:51:53 AM

   Anyway, if you have lots of precious pictures (or other digital files), it might be worthwhile to have TWO back ups.

For what it's worth I have the three backups; one locally on  SSD, another SSD elsewhere, and the third is in the cloud. All the files are RAW, but one day I might switch to DNG. It depends.
My 135/120/misc negatives are stored in sleeves by Secol and the slides in polypropylene boxes. And then after that there's no point in worrying. But I do walk under every ladder I see. And I always sleep well.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 13, 2015, 07:00:41 AM
Ah! That is great news.  I should have gone back in the thread and checked more carefully. I somehow got the two confused initially, apparently.
   You have fine taste, Sarge, and good luck ;D
     I am a big fan of the new Mrs. Rock 8)


 BTW, I am having a photography related nightmare.  I have my photos saved on two separate hard drives.  A few days ago one of them started clicking. An unmistakable sign of it's going bad. I quickly bought a new hard drive and when I started to transfer files realized the back up drive was also going south :'(  I had 119,000 pictures.  I am still struggling to recover them, but it is looking grim.  I saved the majority, but will probably lose about 20-30K pictures and lots of home movies...
   Anyway, if you have lots of precious pictures (or other digital files), it might be worthwhile to have TWO back ups.
Alas, I had something similar happen last summer (with all my Tchaikovsky 5 files, which is why I am stalled out on that still). I was planning to send it somewhere to see if they could save some of the pictures/videos when I get to a place to do so (though I have little hope). Luckily, I am only missing about 2-3 months of personal pictures and 4-5 months of videos (well, and cd rips for about 6 months, but that is fixable). It's still a lot, but could have been much worse. I saved all my personal files, work files and pics for 10-12 years. I feel your pain.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 13, 2015, 07:06:52 AM
BTW, I am having a photography related nightmare.  I have my photos saved on two separate hard drives.  A few days ago one of them started clicking. An unmistakable sign of it's going bad. I quickly bought a new hard drive and when I started to transfer files realized the back up drive was also going south :'(  I had 119,000 pictures.  I am still struggling to recover them, but it is looking grim.  I saved the majority, but will probably lose about 20-30K pictures and lots of home movies...
   Anyway, if you have lots of precious pictures (or other digital files), it might be worthwhile to have TWO back ups.
That's terrible, Al. Good luck with the recovery.

Anyway, someone should post more photographs in here. . .
For what it's worth I have the three backups; one locally on  SSD, another SSD elsewhere, and the third is in the cloud. All the files are RAW, but one day I might switch to DNG. It depends.
My 135/120/misc negatives are stored in sleeves by Secol and the slides in polypropylene boxes. And then after that there's no point in worrying. But I do walk under every ladder I see. And I always sleep well.
Ah! Show us your photos, then.  8)
Meanwhile, might as well repost this slideshow . . .
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/16308461425_ca20eca622.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com//photos/janacekian/sets/72157645454959811/show/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 13, 2015, 07:34:33 AM
Ah! Show us your photos, then.  8)

I'm not keen on posting anything, although I understand if the criteria for posting a comment in the thread also requires showing some work. So I'll keep my mouth shut. But I've enjoyed looking at what others are contributing and I never tire of viewing photographs - it's so rewarding.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 13, 2015, 08:37:19 AM
I've a couple of scans and photos and tearsheets on this tablet, and I don't mind posting those. I'm doing so more for reasons of 'as a matter of interest' than any other.

The vast majority of what I shoot is for agencies. More exactly, for fashion agencies and their clients. However I'm not a fashion photographer per se - my working port just looks that way.

Okay, a few years ago I was asked to shoot an instore lingerie show. One of the models kept threatening to flash me when she was naked between fits. I was single at the time and all for it, but I was asked to go outside and move the car. As I was parking it again she jumped into the window and flashed me. But she didn't know I always keep some kind of camera/lens under the driver's seat. This is the second shot.


(http://i.imgur.com/2Lu3fVz.jpg)


A long time ago Yahoo photos closed and I opened an account at Flickr. It was for clients to view a virtual contact sheet of a shoot. But it was also a place for me to dump stuff which I considered...well...crap. It included this photo here, which for a couple of years was my most 'stolen' photo which turned up on so many different websites and places, that we lost count.

(http://i.imgur.com/ShJL8OZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hjinrEI.jpg)

This was part of a huge installation we did for a label in a 'tres hip' clothing store. Notice how this is cropped? Sure, Ms. Assist. Art Director, sure...

(http://i.imgur.com/avQmvAb.jpg)

Finally, one of the agencies sent me a new girl: "Can you do anything with her?" New girl takes a seat and then proceeds to have a nervous breakdown...
(http://i.imgur.com/D2GVFhK.png)
...so I waited a while and then took her to the cafe/bar under the studio. We sat at a table outside and had a couple of drinks. And I'd brought a camera and lens and two reflectors with me, of course. One reflector held in my left hand overhead, the other tucked under my chin (clamshell/Paramount kind of thing) and "Blah, blah, blah, we'll just sit and chat, blah blah..." First shot.

(http://i.imgur.com/XTnpsdr.jpg)

Well, that'll do. My apologies if I've broken any thread rules.
And as I said before, I love looking at photos, regardless of the genre, style or intent. If you post it I'll enjoy looking at it.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 13, 2015, 08:54:49 AM
I'm not keen on posting anything, although I understand if the criteria for posting a comment in the thread also requires showing some work. So I'll keep my mouth shut. But I've enjoyed looking at what others are contributing and I never tire of viewing photographs - it's so rewarding.
Oh, I wasn't serious, of course. But in order to have photographs to view/discuss, someone has to post them. Even if they turn out to be a professional photographer. . .   ::)

I've a couple of scans and photos and tearsheets on this tablet, and I don't mind posting those. I'm doing so more for reasons of 'as a matter of interest' than any other.

The vast majority of what I shoot is for agencies. More exactly, for fashion agencies and their clients. However I'm not a fashion photographer per se - my working port just looks that way.

Okay, a few years ago I was asked to shoot an instore lingerie show. One of the models kept threatening to flash me when she was naked between fits. I was single at the time and all for it, but I was asked to go outside and move the car. As I was parking it again she jumped into the window and flashed me. But she didn't know I always keep some kind of camera/lens under the driver's seat. This is the second shot.

A long time ago Yahoo photos closed and I opened an account at Flickr. It was for clients to view a virtual contact sheet of a shoot. But it was also a place for me to dump stuff which I considered...well...crap. It included this photo here, which for a couple of years was my most 'stolen' photo which turned up on so many different websites and places, that we lost count.

This was part of a huge installation we did for a label in a 'tres hip' clothing store. Notice how this is cropped? Sure, Ms. Assist. Art Director, sure...

Finally, one of the agencies sent me a new girl: "Can you do anything with her?" New girl takes a seat and then proceeds to have a nervous breakdown...

...so I waited a while and then took her to the cafe/bar under the studio. We sat at a table outside and had a couple of drinks. And I'd brought a camera and lens and two reflectors with me, of course. One reflector held in my left hand overhead, the other tucked under my chin (clamshell/Paramount kind of thing) and "Blah, blah, blah, we'll just sit and chat, blah blah..." First shot.

Well, that'll do. My apologies if I've broken any thread rules.
And as I said before, I love looking at photos, regardless of the genre, style or intent. If you post it I'll enjoy looking at it.

Thanks for the contribution.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 13, 2015, 09:40:22 AM

Well, that'll do. My apologies if I've broken any thread rules.
And as I said before, I love looking at photos, regardless of the genre, style or intent. If you post it I'll enjoy looking at it.


Based on what you have displayed above I would certainly agree with the request to post more of your work; I would certainly love to see more of it and would also benefit a lot personally from looking at more work of a high standard and quality....the more the better.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 13, 2015, 10:25:24 AM
Based on what you have displayed above I would certainly agree with the request to post more of your work; I would certainly love to see more of it and would also benefit a lot personally from looking at more work of a high standard and quality....the more the better.

Thanks. It's kind of you to say that. And while I understand what you're saying I'd like to add that from what I've looked at in this thread the standard is high - and in some cases exceptionally so. But I'll try and add a shot or two every now and then.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 13, 2015, 12:17:12 PM
Thanks. It's kind of you to say that. And while I understand what you're saying I'd like to add that from what I've looked at in this thread the standard is high - and in some cases exceptionally so. But I'll try and add a shot or two every now and then.

Cheers. Yes, I also think that the people here present wonderful work both technically and artisticly. I also find it a comfortable and non-intimidating place to participate in presenting the odd shot and that is once again down to all of the other participants; just a comment and a well done to all from a relative newcomer  ;)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 14, 2015, 03:09:56 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan030_zps44783bb2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 14, 2015, 04:38:25 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan030_zps44783bb2.jpg)
Beautiful.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 14, 2015, 05:30:05 AM
Beautiful.

Thank you.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 14, 2015, 05:04:25 PM
Beautiful.

  +1!

 
   Update on my hard drives: after a lot of hours of fooling around, I've recovered almost everything. I am wildly relieved.  I was literally up almost all night working on it ???  One machine completely conked out the night before last, and the one that initially seemed to be the worst kept coughing up little bits, sometimes going down to several minutes for a single photo, or freezing altogether, but at other times (after lots of restarts), churning out pictures for several consecutive minutes. 
    this makes me really nervous (and paranoid) now about all of my digital media.  I probably have 20 TB all together (Music, movies, photos--including a lot of backup). 

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 15, 2015, 03:27:14 AM
   
   Update on my hard drives: after a lot of hours of fooling around, I've recovered almost everything. I am wildly relieved.  I was literally up almost all night working on it ???  One machine completely conked out the night before last, and the one that initially seemed to be the worst kept coughing up little bits, sometimes going down to several minutes for a single photo, or freezing altogether, but at other times (after lots of restarts), churning out pictures for several consecutive minutes. 
    this makes me really nervous (and paranoid) now about all of my digital media.  I probably have 20 TB all together (Music, movies, photos--including a lot of backup).

That is good news on your hard drive recovery. You echo my own fears about digital backups. I think that the only solution is multiple backups. I know I was once advised to do two hard drive backups and to suppliment those with also copying my photos onto DVDs as a further backup. I did start this process but never finished it. Perhaps this is a timely reminder to do so. Anyway, I am glad to see that you are emerging virtually intact.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 15, 2015, 05:06:47 AM
That is good news on your hard drive recovery. You echo my own fears about digital backups. I think that the only solution is multiple backups. I know I was once advised to do two hard drive backups and to suppliment those with also copying my photos onto DVDs as a further backup. I did start this process but never finished it. Perhaps this is a timely reminder to do so. Anyway, I am glad to see that you are emerging virtually intact.

Me too!
   I love the idea of having backups on regular discs (Blu-ray?), but as I have about 2.3 tb of photos, it would be a giant project ??? i think I will just go with a primary and two backups.  Maybe even keep one in my office rather than at home...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 15, 2015, 02:04:18 PM
Me too!
   I love the idea of having backups on regular discs (Blu-ray?), but as I have about 2.3 tb of photos, it would be a giant project ??? i think I will just go with a primary and two backups.  Maybe even keep one in my office rather than at home...

Keeping one off site is a good idea so long as that one is also safe. If so then go for it!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 16, 2015, 12:39:32 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan004_zps6c155b79.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 17, 2015, 03:59:06 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan004_zps6c155b79.jpg)
I finally had the chance to view this on a decent monitor. And it's nice work.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 18, 2015, 12:08:13 AM
.
Nice indeed, the play of light and shadow in the grass. The grass almost looks like the fur of a dog.



One from October:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8593/16231963943_6fc986e02e.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16231963943/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 18, 2015, 09:45:33 AM
http://
I finally had the chance to view this on a decent monitor. And it's nice work.

Thank you. It is a scan of a B/W print and, of course, the print looks much better.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 18, 2015, 09:46:30 AM

One from October:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8593/16231963943_6fc986e02e.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16231963943/)

Nice colour backdrop.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 19, 2015, 05:58:08 AM
These flowers are grown and used in some kind of tea, I think.  I drove a motorcycle up into the mountains to shoot them, and a fog started rolling in right when I got there.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9662833675_9bc94bc346_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fHSxNB)Taiwan Daylilies 2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fHSxNB) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

 This was a gathering I passed on the way to teach a class.   
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/11069356715_dcfba68bb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hSam6R)20131123-DC2C2442-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hSam6R) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 19, 2015, 06:00:12 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 19, 2015, 06:39:59 AM
These flowers are grown and used in some kind of tea, I think.  I drove a motorcycle up into the mountains to shoot them, and a fog started rolling in right when I got there.

 This was a gathering I passed on the way to teach a class.
Very nice, especially the landscape. I've seen it before, not sure if it was in this thread though.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 19, 2015, 08:14:25 AM
Theme and Variations  Left click to enlarge

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockTheme.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockVariation1.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockVariation2.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockVariation3.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockVariation4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 19, 2015, 08:24:19 AM
These flowers are grown and used in some kind of tea, I think.  I drove a motorcycle up into the mountains to shoot them, and a fog started rolling in right when I got there.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9662833675_9bc94bc346_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fHSxNB)Taiwan Daylilies 2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fHSxNB) by  (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/)


Fantastic. Love the colors. My new wallpaper  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 19, 2015, 08:28:13 AM
This was a gathering I passed on the way to teach a class.   
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/11069356715_dcfba68bb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hSam6R)20131123-DC2C2442-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hSam6R) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Is there a reason why some wear white, others yellow?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 19, 2015, 11:50:12 AM
These flowers are grown and used in some kind of tea, I think.  I drove a motorcycle up into the mountains to shoot them, and a fog started rolling in right when I got there.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9662833675_9bc94bc346_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fHSxNB)Taiwan Daylilies 2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fHSxNB) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr



Very atmospheric shot. The fog definitely enhances the landscape.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 19, 2015, 11:52:21 AM


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/MrsRockVariation1.jpg)



You can't beat a good monochrome portrait!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 19, 2015, 05:54:33 PM

Fantastic. Love the colors. My new wallpaper  8)

Sarge
Lovely!

Very atmospheric shot. The fog definitely enhances the landscape.

Thanks, gentlemen :)

Is there a reason why some wear white, others yellow?

  Actually, it's yellow and lighter yellow.  Whether it indicates rank, or just inconsistency between producers, I don't know.  I saw, shot, and moved on.  I've never heard anyone mention falung dafa since I've been in Taiwan (11 years).
   One interesting thing.  This was "explored" at flickr, and began getting more attention than any picture I've ever taken, and then was suddenly removed from "explore" again, well before the end of the cycle.  The long arm of China?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Ken B on March 19, 2015, 06:45:23 PM

 This was a gathering I passed on the way to teach a class.   
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/11069356715_dcfba68bb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hSam6R)20131123-DC2C2442-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hSam6R) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Skillful photography, but depressing.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 20, 2015, 07:47:14 AM
Skillful photography, but depressing.

   Yeah, it's not very appealing, is it? ???

  I actually had a free day today, and went out and shot.  First time in a loooong time I actually followed through and got some real shooting done.  Here are a couple.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7646/16847800936_affa9161af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rEMofu)Intense young man.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rEMofu) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8716/16253713713_d29614b599_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qLhwPk)Drought stricken fish farm (https://flic.kr/p/qLhwPk) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 20, 2015, 07:57:28 AM
   Yeah, it's not very appealing, is it? ???

  I actually had a free day today, and went out and shot.  First time in a loooong time I actually followed through and got some real shooting done.  Here are a couple.

Very nice, both of them. I'd clone out that bird/UFO in the industrial landscape, though.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 20, 2015, 08:18:52 AM
   Yeah, it's not very appealing, is it? ???

  I actually had a free day today, and went out and shot.  First time in a loooong time I actually followed through and got some real shooting done.  Here are a couple.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7646/16847800936_affa9161af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rEMofu)Intense young man.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rEMofu) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8716/16253713713_d29614b599_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qLhwPk)Drought stricken fish farm (https://flic.kr/p/qLhwPk) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Super shots; I love the light in the landscape.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 20, 2015, 10:17:58 AM
Lake Kitka XXXIV - click to see large in the album
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8570/16252495474_49418a4e59.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16252495474/in/set-72157645454959811/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 20, 2015, 05:41:21 PM
Super shots; I love the light in the landscape.
Very nice, both of them. I'd clone out that bird/UFO in the industrial landscape, though.

  Thanks, Gentleman :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2015, 01:15:35 AM
Lake Kitka XXXIV - click to see large in the album
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8570/16252495474_49418a4e59.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16252495474/in/set-72157645454959811/lightbox/)

Calm and serene.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2015, 01:49:07 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan020_zps21721761-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 21, 2015, 02:51:11 AM
Aligreto! Nice one.  Not a sight you see every day.

3 more from yesterday.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/16693569200_dbba22350b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rr9UwC)20150320-DC2C9074-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rr9UwC) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/16855075736_e9ae28cdfc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rFqEN5)20150320-DC2C9110.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rFqEN5) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8732/16879951951_7fa3b14cd9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rHCaCk)20150320-DC2C9021-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rHCaCk) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2015, 02:56:39 AM

Aligreto! Nice one.  Not a sight you see every day.


Thank you. Here in Dublin, the capital of Ireland that actually is a sight that you can see every day! We have a large public park virtually in the city and there is a herd of deer maintained there.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2015, 02:58:11 AM


3 more from yesterday.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/16693569200_dbba22350b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rr9UwC)20150320-DC2C9074-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rr9UwC) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/16855075736_e9ae28cdfc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rFqEN5)20150320-DC2C9110.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rFqEN5) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8732/16879951951_7fa3b14cd9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rHCaCk)20150320-DC2C9021-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rHCaCk) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Great shots!
The first one has strong composition and I love the sweep into the frame in the last image.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 21, 2015, 03:11:36 AM

3 more from yesterday.
Very nice, Al. They all are terrificly composed.

Thank you. Here in Dublin, the capital of Ireland that actually is a sight that you can see every day! We have a large public park virtually in the city and there is a herd of deer maintained there.
Very cool! Nice photo, too.(http://)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 21, 2015, 05:11:00 AM
Thanks guys! I appreciate it :)

  BTW, two very exciting new lenses are just coming out.  Sigma has a 24mm F1.4 and Tamron has a 15-30mm F2.8.  Both are for full frame and have received some great reviews. They are also cheap--relative to similar lenses, anyway. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2015, 02:10:28 PM

  BTW, two very exciting new lenses are just coming out.  Sigma has a 24mm F1.4 and Tamron has a 15-30mm F2.8.  Both are for full frame and have received some great reviews. They are also cheap--relative to similar lenses, anyway.

Very nice! I really like working with a wide angle lens.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2015, 02:12:32 PM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan018_zps217fe3ad-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Jeffrey Smith on March 21, 2015, 02:16:49 PM
All of these nicely composed
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan018_zps217fe3ad-1.jpg)
Aligreto! Nice one.  Not a sight you see every day.

3 more from yesterday.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/16693569200_dbba22350b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rr9UwC)20150320-DC2C9074-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rr9UwC) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/16855075736_e9ae28cdfc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rFqEN5)20150320-DC2C9110.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rFqEN5) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8732/16879951951_7fa3b14cd9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rHCaCk)20150320-DC2C9021-Edit-2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rHCaCk) by Mookalafalas (https://www.flickr.com/people/53250618@N04/), on Flickr

Lake Kitka XXXIV - click to see large in the album
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8570/16252495474_49418a4e59.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16252495474/in/set-72157645454959811/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 22, 2015, 02:10:43 AM
Lake Kitka XXXV

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8685/16890765881_fef91bc141.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16890765881/in/set-72157645454959811/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 22, 2015, 04:05:49 AM
(http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Photos/BampWScan016_zps8716723c.jpg)


My friend from Finland may well smile here but we do not get ice very often in out temperate climate and when we do it is a big deal for us  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 22, 2015, 04:08:00 AM
My friend from Finland may well smile here but we do not get ice very often in out temperate climate and when we do it is a big deal for us  :laugh:
Hah! We certainly get enough ice every year. Not that that means it's not worth photographing. . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 22, 2015, 04:13:39 AM
Hah! We certainly get enough ice every year. Not that that means it's not worth photographing. . .

Do you have anything icy to show us???........
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 22, 2015, 04:19:24 AM
Do you have anything icy to show us???........
Eventually. I don't have my camera USB cord at the moment so I have all photos from mid-Dec. onwards in the camera at the moment.  ::)  :-X
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 22, 2015, 04:55:12 AM
Eventually. I don't have my camera USB cord at the moment so I have all photos from mid-Dec. onwards in the camera at the moment.  ::)  :-X

Look forward to seeing some.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 05:23:39 AM
SiLx2  Left click to enlarge

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img503_SILColor.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img503_SILBW.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 23, 2015, 06:29:27 AM
Lovely portrait, Sarge


Thread duty some fishing nets, used to catch perch (and pike, lake trout, etc)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7613/16698626167_fb2a788cdc.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16698626167/)   (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15159877410_573541644b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15159877410/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 07:16:09 AM
SiLx2  Left click to enlarge

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img503_SILColor.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/img503_SILBW.jpg)


Sarge

Yeah, good stuff.
In looking a little way back through the thread I notice you sometimes use look space and move space - I like to see that. And it's always good to have a lovely model, eh?
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 07:19:33 AM
Lovely portrait, Sarge


Thread duty some fishing nets, used to catch perch (and pike, lake trout, etc)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7613/16698626167_fb2a788cdc.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16698626167/)   (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15159877410_573541644b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/15159877410/)

In these types of shot I'm aware of looking for elements arranged in threes, because for my tastes it's a way of bringing the composition full circle. And these are scratching my itch nicely. Good work.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 23, 2015, 07:22:31 AM
Sarge, is this the Mrs' little sister, or does she look 14 for some other reason (e.g. soft focus)?  Or are you just a cradle robber?  Or am I just completely confused again :-[

Karlo, I'm likin' the fish and the fork. 
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 07:55:18 AM
Sarge, is this the Mrs' little sister, or does she look 14 for some other reason...

Yeah, my sister-in-law, Mrs. Rock's kid sister. She was actually 15 in that photo.

Here are the sisters, ages 14 and 22.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/GeschwisterH-3_bw_800.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 07:56:36 AM
Karlo, I'm likin' the fish and the fork.

It's making me hungry  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 23, 2015, 08:03:11 AM
Yeah, my sister-in-law, Mrs. Rock's kid sister. She was actually 15 in that photo.

Here are the sisters, ages 14 and 22.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/photography/GeschwisterH-3_bw_800.jpg)

Sarge

  OK. That's good to know. You are still in cradle robbing territory, but I'm relieved to see you are on the right side of the law 8)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 08:24:24 AM
Yeah, good stuff.


Thank you.

In looking a little way back through the thread I notice you sometimes use look space...

It adds a sense of mystery. It's like capturing a private moment.

And it's always good to have a lovely model, eh?

And one who enjoys modeling. She was a natural, totally at ease in front of the camera.


Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 08:26:11 AM
  OK. That's good to know. You are still in cradle robbing territory, but I'm relieved to see you are on the right side of the law 8)

 ;D :D ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 08:31:54 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7613/16698626167_fb2a788cdc.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16698626167/)

Love the colors and composition. You really have a knack for turning the mundane into art.

Sarge

Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 23, 2015, 08:40:34 AM
In these types of shot I'm aware of looking for elements arranged in threes, because for my tastes it's a way of bringing the composition full circle. And these are scratching my itch nicely. Good work.
Cheers. Seeking to apply the 'rule of thirds' (which is not quite what you're writing about, I know) is a slippery slope to generic blandness, though. I'll rather stick to elements and principals of design, and utilizing them as best fits each photograph.
I remember a teen-aged (amateur) photographer on Flickr commenting on some landscape of mine that 'he was taught to never place the horizon in the middle', and some grumbling about not 'following the rule of thirds' as if one could go to prison for that.  ::)

Karlo, I'm likin' the fish and the fork. 
It's making me hungry  8)
It's working, then  :laugh:

Love the colors and composition. You really have a knack for turning the mundane into art.

Sarge
Thanks, Sarge.  :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 08:49:09 AM
Cheers. Seeking to apply the 'rule of thirds' (which is not quite what you're writing about, I know) is a slippery slope to generic blandness, though. I'll rather stick to elements and principals of design, and utilizing them as best fits each photograph.


You're welcome.
I realise I'm probably preaching to the converted, but your reply shows your approach to a shot is one of honesty. For a number of reasons that's so valuable.
Anyway, at the ongoing risk of repeating myself, I'm having a thoroughly good time looking at all the work in this thread.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 23, 2015, 08:56:40 AM
Anyway, at the ongoing risk of repeating myself, I'm having a thoroughly good time looking at all the work in this thread.

At the risk of saying "me, too," me, too.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 23, 2015, 09:18:35 AM
You're welcome.
I realise I'm probably preaching to the converted, but your reply shows your approach to a shot is one of honesty. For a number of reasons that's so valuable.
Anyway, at the ongoing risk of repeating myself, I'm having a thoroughly good time looking at all the work in this thread.
At the risk of saying "me, too," me, too.
Thanks, gents.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 09:26:27 AM
I'd like to contribute something, but I'm not sure what, exactly. So I was thinking maybe if I post a shot or two once in a while with short story or anecdote attached, perhaps it could be interesting to some. And with that in mind...

...the best thing I can say about this shot is that it illustrates the value of having a medium grey background paper/backdrop around. Put enough light on it and it'll go white. Or take the opposite approach and it will go black.

(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/scTSF9445gfwe_zpszeagxpos.png)

Having said that, it also shows the value of makeup/light/long lens. And to put that in some perspective, here's the same model (my partner) without the makeup/light/lens in the early hours of the morning at the airport on her way to what was (I think) Copenhagen fashion week to appear on the catwalk.

(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/DSC_1031fw_zps2ggslhrg.png)

She's so much taller than me that I had to stand on her suitcase to get that...
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 23, 2015, 09:44:25 AM
Great work guys, one and all. I am getting worried; your standards are definitely rising!!
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 09:52:14 AM
Just to add to my previous post about blowing out the background; both you and the model need to concentrate and remember where you stashed the lights, otherwise...

(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/IMG_20140809_165208_zpsg2zexbwe.jpg)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 23, 2015, 09:53:35 AM
I'd like to contribute something, but I'm not sure what, exactly. So I was thinking maybe if I post a shot or two once in a while with short story or anecdote attached, perhaps it could be interesting to some.
Sounds like a terrific plan. :)
Quote
And with that in mind...

...the best thing I can say about this shot is that it illustrates the value of having a medium grey background paper/backdrop around. Put enough light on it and it'll go white. Or take the opposite approach and it will go black.

Having said that, it also shows the value of makeup/light/long lens. And to put that in some perspective, here's the same model (my partner) without the makeup/light/lens in the early hours of the morning at the airport on her way to what was (I think) Copenhagen fashion week to appear on the catwalk.

She's so much taller than me that I had to stand on her suitcase to get that...
A very nice pair of very different portraits, and indeed displaying the value of makeup, studio lighting/environment.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 10:10:15 AM
Sounds like a terrific plan. :)A very nice pair of very different portraits, and indeed displaying the value of makeup, studio lighting/environment.

Thanks, very kind of you to say so.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 23, 2015, 12:31:09 PM
I realise I'm probably preaching to the converted, but your reply shows your approach to a shot is one of honesty. For a number of reasons that's so valuable.
I wouldn't mind a clarification of what you mean by honesty in this context, and the numerous reasons it's valuable, now that we have a discussion going here. :)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 01:01:00 PM
I wouldn't mind a clarification of what you mean by honesty in this context, and the numerous reasons it's valuable, now that we have a discussion going here. :)

Sure, I'll try and explain. But expressing myself in words really isn't my forte.
You said "...Seeking to apply the 'rule of thirds' (which is not quite what you're writing about, I know) is a slippery slope to generic blandness, though. I'll rather stick to elements and principals of design, and utilizing them as best fits each photograph. " - a lot of the time it's possible to 'phone it in' and absolutely no one would notice, especially when you know the rules, know how to make an exposure etc. However, taking the simple truths - those existing elements and principals of design you speak of - and working with them in a way that's real, is a sign of honesty.

When you're shooting a still life, chances are that almost every variation on that theme has been shot before. In fact, over the last few hundred years it has probably been depicted by artists in every way possible. Or you arrive to photograph a landscape and there are another couple of dudes there, cameras on tripods, focal lengths all the same, framing and exposing the scene in the same way. What's left for you? How do you approach it with something even faintly resembling originality? All you can do is do it with honesty. 'Well, on Flickr/Tumblr/Facebook/Smugmug people are all taking similar approaches' - all applying the same rules from textbooks open at the same page.  That's fine. And that's their business. Your 'vision' should be your own, regardless of theirs. The comment from the teenage photographer on Flickr 'he was taught to never place the horizon in the middle' - that's good for him. But it's not a universal law.

Always be honest. Even now when viewing something I've shot I stop and ask myself "Is this what I really wanted?" because every element of the shot is my decision, simply because it's my photo. Always be honest. Your work can be fairly (or unfairly!) critiqued by all, but the one aspect they can never question is the honesty it contains within. It's yours.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 01:22:34 PM
She's so much taller than me that I had to stand on her suitcase to get that...

I'm impressed. I was an idiot about height in my youth...threw away several opportunities because the women were taller than me. Later in life I expressed my regret in a poem (part of a much longer "magnum opus"). The quote is from John Berryman:

   "She was keen on me but too tall for my then romantic image"

   And I remember, see again from thirty years, tall Barb & Ann,
   Barb's playground pose & seductive debate;
   Ann's earth-mother body and wifely virtues' list--giantesses both,
   keen on me but rejected for statuesque sin. See, across the field,
   stunning Mary Jo, with her blazing braid of antique hair,
   just an inch--an inch!--too tall for romantic consideration.
   All I can do now is shake my touch of grey in disbelief...

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 23, 2015, 01:34:34 PM
Sure, I'll try and explain. But expressing myself in words really isn't my forte.
You said "...Seeking to apply the 'rule of thirds' (which is not quite what you're writing about, I know) is a slippery slope to generic blandness, though. I'll rather stick to elements and principals of design, and utilizing them as best fits each photograph. " - a lot of the time it's possible to 'phone it in' and absolutely no one would notice, especially when you know the rules, know how to make an exposure etc. However, taking the simple truths - those existing elements and principals of design you speak of - and working with them in a way that's real, is a sign of honesty.
Understood.
Quote
When you're shooting a still life, chances are that almost every variation on that theme has been shot before. In fact, over the last few hundred years it has probably been depicted by artists in every way possible. Or you arrive to photograph a landscape and there are another couple of dudes there, cameras on tripods, focal lengths all the same, framing and exposing the scene in the same way. What's left for you? How do you approach it with something even faintly resembling originality? All you can do is do it with honesty. 'Well, on Flickr/Tumblr/Facebook/Smugmug people are all taking similar approaches' - all applying the same rules from textbooks open at the same page.  That's fine. And that's their business. Your 'vision' should be your own, regardless of theirs. The comment from the teenage photographer on Flickr 'he was taught to never place the horizon in the middle' - that's good for him. But it's not a universal law.
Hear, hear. :) Some travel to exotic places in order to photograph something 'new' or 'original'. I like traveling as much as the next cliché, but I think I value more seeing something new in familiar things, photographing something you know intimately. Even more intimately after one has begun to photograph it, of course.
Quote
Always be honest. Even now when viewing something I've shot I stop and ask myself "Is this what I really wanted?" because every element of the shot is my decision, simply because it's my photo. Always be honest. Your work can be fairly (or unfairly!) critiqued by all, but the one aspect they can never question is the honesty it contains within. It's yours.
Yes. For me, that sometimes happens straight after clicking the shutter, checking the preview. Also after photographing of course, and before moving the files to computer for editing, and during/after editing. If a photo is good (and fits as a part of set) despite being different from what I wanted when pressing the shutter, I don't have a problem - apart from not having the photo I wanted, perhaps.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 01:48:10 PM
I'm impressed. I was an idiot about height in my youth...threw away several opportunities because the women were taller than me. Later in life I expressed my regret in a poem (part of a much longer "magnum opus"). The quote is from John Berryman:

   "She was keen on me but too tall for my then romantic image"

   And I remember, see again from thirty years, tall Barb & Ann,
   Barb's playground pose & seductive debate;
   Ann's earth-mother body and wifely virtues' list--giantesses both,
   keen on me but rejected for statuesque sin. See, across the field,
   stunning Mary Jo, with her blazing braid of antique hair,
   just an inch--an inch!--too tall for romantic consideration.
   All I can do now is shake my touch of grey in disbelief...

Sarge

That's really good stuff. Thanks for posting it.

Yeah, I was on her suitcase. In her bare feet she's over 5' 9". She always wears (at least) three inch heels. When that's combined with how she carries herself and her poise, she's easily over 6' 0". And I'm 5' 8". But it's not an issue for us, despite the fact we get looks in the street. Then again, part of that's down to the age difference. People don't approve. Meanwhile, in other news, life is good.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 01:54:48 PM
Understood.Hear, hear. :) Some travel to exotic places in order to photograph something 'new' or 'original'. I like traveling as much as the next cliché, but I think I value more seeing something new in familiar things, photographing something you know intimately. Even more intimately after one has begun to photograph it, of course.Yes. For me, that sometimes happens straight after clicking the shutter, checking the preview. Also after photographing of course, and before moving the files to computer for editing, and during/after editing. If a photo is good (and fits as a part of set) despite being different from what I wanted when pressing the shutter, I don't have a problem - apart from not having the photo I wanted, perhaps.

Glad you understand what I was trying to say.

See, for some people it's easier to see something new by travelling than it is to see something new within the familiar. The latter takes (amongst other things) time and patience on the road of learning to see. And that's not instant enough for some.
But yes, it's all yours from the moment of the first preconceived idea, down to the ongoing contemplation of what your subject reveals. It's your vision and choices and honesty.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 23, 2015, 02:16:53 PM

Always be honest. Even now when viewing something I've shot I stop and ask myself "Is this what I really wanted?" because every element of the shot is my decision, simply because it's my photo. Always be honest. Your work can be fairly (or unfairly!) critiqued by all, but the one aspect they can never question is the honesty it contains within. It's yours.

Your words ring very true irrespective of the genre of Art under discussion; honesty and integrity will always shine true.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: aligreto on March 23, 2015, 02:19:46 PM
Some travel to exotic places in order to photograph something 'new' or 'original'. I like traveling as much as the next cliché, but I think I value more seeing something new in familiar things, photographing something you know intimately. Even more intimately after one has begun to photograph it, of course.

Another very valid point. Do what you know and you will always, most likely, do it better than what is unfamiliar to you.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 23, 2015, 02:33:52 PM
(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/scTSF9445gfwe_zpszeagxpos.png)(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/DSC_1031fw_zps2ggslhrg.png)

We had a bottle of Chianti for dinner, and a bottle of Grauburgunder (pinot gris) for dessert, so I'm not in much shape to comment critically or wisely on your photos right now. I will say the first is the superior image (of course). But the second shows a woman who is incredibly, and naturally beautiful sans makeup and photographic trappings. A gorgeous, natural woman (ref: another thread) who doesn't need any help from anyone behind the camera. Tomorrow I'll have more to say...probably.

Sarge
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 23, 2015, 02:47:27 PM
Well, that's kind of you to say so and I'll pass on the compliment to her. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 24, 2015, 03:07:31 AM
Another one from the same set :D
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8737/16707962307_4298cf05ba_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16707962307/lightbox/)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 24, 2015, 08:14:25 AM
Another one from the same set :D
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8737/16707962307_4298cf05ba_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janacekian/16707962307/lightbox/)

I don't think there's always value in liking something more/less than something else - it's not a competition - but I did find the previous shot you posted from this set more interesting. However, I do find this one interesting in a different way. Approaching elements in how their contrasting shapes and forms are arranged is obviously an option. Adding to that through showing depth brings more. A step further (like here) hints at textures.

It's kind of like how I've seen so many good (and some great) shots of trees that really show how tall and spreading or even dominant they can be in a landscape. But I rarely see a photo that impresses on me how a tree feels to touch - of how rough the bark is or how smooth the leaves. How do you do that? One way is by incorporating contrasts not in light or tone or colour, but in textures. And your photo appears to me as a beginning of that approach.
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 24, 2015, 09:02:01 AM
I don't think there's always value in liking something more/less than something else - it's not a competition - but I did find the previous shot you posted from this set more interesting. However, I do find this one interesting in a different way. Approaching elements in how their contrasting shapes and forms are arranged is obviously an option. Adding to that through showing depth brings more. A step further (like here) hints at textures.

It's kind of like how I've seen so many good (and some great) shots of trees that really show how tall and spreading or even dominant they can be in a landscape. But I rarely see a photo that impresses on me how a tree feels to touch - of how rough the bark is or how smooth the leaves. How do you do that? One way is by incorporating contrasts not in light or tone or colour, but in textures. And your photo appears to me as a beginning of that approach.
Thanks. Contrasting textures are definitely something I'm interested in, and tree bark (and leaves & needles) is certainly an aspect of that. Perhaps that's why I think that tomato is the dullest fruit (visually speaking), to paraphrase Eliot. . .
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: NikF on March 24, 2015, 09:16:02 AM
I don't like excuses at all. However I'm going to point out that this image is taken from a negative taped to the window and photographed, then inverted in Photoshop. As a result all the shadow detail is lost and the highlights are blown. If that wasn't the case then no matter where you look you'd see a feast of circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, semicircles and other geometric stuff.
And I didn't set out to shoot this. It's near the old studio. Whenever I take a break I pick up the first film camera that comes to hand and take a walk. Sometimes I see a photo, but usually I don't.



(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/scW0165fw_zpsydeyxtwa.png)
Title: Re: The Photography Thread
Post by: North Star on March 24, 2015, 09:39:38 AM