1. Post #161
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    The lighting is quite nice in your photos, and with manual focus only you've done a good job. I'm not quite sure about the focus on run boy, if it could be better with the focus on him or the foreground. I don't feel that many of your subjects are very interesting, example the rock, flower thing and chain fence. The green contrasting the ground is nice, murk has a great colour and feel to it but it could be much more with a subject. The photos with people in them feel somewhat cramped and don't register much in terms of scale if that makes sense? You've cut a few of the branches of the large tree photo of as well with too tight of framing as well so always keep this in mind. Sunset field and January sunset are very nice shots. Hope that's useful.
    Thanks for the critique! I agree with the subjects not being particularly interesting. This group of photos were all taken within about a 2 hour time span. It was a spur of the moment decision because of the weather in Michigan being surprisingly nice today when I woke up. I'll remember to leave some more open space next time I go out and take more.

    why have a watermark they make you look like a pretentious twat

    and why use manual focus
    just use af
    it's more accurate
    This was the first time I was using Adobe Lightroom, which includes an option to set up custom watermarks and logos. It was more of a "exploring" experience of the program for me.

    As for using manual focus, I like having the ability to use the focus ring myself. Auto focus isn't always more accurate.
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  2. Post #162
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    I always do manual focus, I'm so used to it on my Minolta I can now only use autofocus for onehanded shots when my other hands too busy
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  3. Post #163
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    April 2009
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    Can anyone tell me if this pic is a little too green? I edit my photos on my laptop and it looked completely different on my desktop monitor. (Too greenish on my desktop, less green on my laptop.) Or maybe im just retarded. Who knows


    6/366 by KayGeeCee, on Flickr
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  4. Post #164
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    image looks fine to me, it's a little green but not in a bad way.
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  5. Post #165
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    I was admiring the star trail photography that was previously posted and I was wondering, are there any detrimental effects to the sensor with Bulb shots that last about 3 hours/longer?
    I mean if the shutter stays open that long isn't there a risk of particles getting into the sensor or overheating issues? Just a beginner's query.
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  6. Post #166
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    November 2008
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    why have a watermark they make you look like a pretentious twat

    and why use manual focus
    just use af
    it's more accurate
    I never use Auto. It's too.....easy. I don't know, I just hate auto.
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  7. Post #167
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    Winter days by Red Pan, on Flickr

    Last flower by Red Pan, on Flickr

    Edelbrock by Red Pan, on Flickr

    Lenses & Snivy by Red Pan, on Flickr
    Last one may have been inspired by another facepuncher ahaha
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  8. Post #168
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    April 2009
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    I was admiring the star trail photography that was previously posted and I was wondering, are there any detrimental effects to the sensor with Bulb shots that last about 3 hours/longer?
    I mean if the shutter stays open that long isn't there a risk of particles getting into the sensor or overheating issues? Just a beginner's query.
    I've read that you can get hot pixels or something so it would be better to do multiple 30 second exposures and just "stack" those photos together in photoshop.
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  9. Post #169
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    Auto focus isn't always more accurate.
    While it's a good skill to be able to manually focus, it's also an incredibly valuable skill to be able to manipulate auto-focus properly. There's more to it than letting it just focus by itself, as counter intuitive as that sounds. You pick up on the subtleties and quirks that become second nature to correct for. Auto-focus will generally be more accurate than your eye, it's just a matter of getting to know and predict how it will work in a variety of lighting situations.

    You can be great at manually focusing, but if you're shit at using auto-focus and never practicing using it, you're just excluding yourself from something that can really help you out.
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  10. Post #170

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    Guess who has three thumbs and singed up just for the photography section.







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  11. Post #171
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    While it's a good skill to be able to manually focus, it's also an incredibly valuable skill to be able to manipulate auto-focus properly. There's more to it than letting it just focus by itself, as counter intuitive as that sounds. You pick up on the subtleties and quirks that become second nature to correct for. Auto-focus will generally be more accurate than your eye, it's just a matter of getting to know and predict how it will work in a variety of lighting situations.

    You can be great at manually focusing, but if you're shit at using auto-focus and never practicing using it, you're just excluding yourself from something that can really help you out.
    A good pointer for this is that AF generally looks for a contrast, it will very much usually be off or refuse to focus if you're looking at a block of the same stuff. Try to get it on the corner of what you're focusing on.
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  12. Post #172
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    Tried something new to see what effect I would get.




    And just in case I can't shoot anything for the winter contest I always have a cliche bokeh shot


    And I wish I got a better shot of this, it looked so cool. There was a perfectly lit circle around the moon, looked so cool.
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  13. Post #173
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    Saw one of those last night walking home.
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  14. Post #174
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    May 2011
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    Went to a light festival on New Year's Eve and uploaded the photos to find these:


    I have no idea how this happened.


    Or this.

    I would have been able to get significantly better shots if my friend in the driver's seat actually pulled over and stopped at the really spectacular lights. Instead, even with signs saying otherwise, she insisted "the cops would pull [her] over" if she stopped.
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  15. Post #175
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    October 2010
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    Inca by Sumap1, on Flickr
    Late for the cat page :(
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  16. Post #176
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    my cute cat challenges your cute cat to a cute cat off.
    be there, or be square.
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  17. Post #177
    ~I want you inside me~
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    wow it sure is cats in here

    Edited:

    also that feeling when the HDD containing the last 4 years of your photos dies out :( so many memories gone
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  18. Post #178
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    wow it sure is cats in here

    Edited:

    also that feeling when the HDD containing the last 4 years of your photos dies out :( so many memories gone
    know the feeling bro :(

    mine died a month or two ago
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  19. Post #179
    soy un perdedor
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    July 2010
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    know the feeling bro :(

    mine died a month or two ago
    u bros are makin me wanna get raid 1 going
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  20. Post #180
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    November 2008
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    A cat challenge I hear?

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  21. Post #181
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    November 2008
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    throwing my pussy into the mix!


    luna - bopie inspired by onesizeonly, on Flickr
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  22. Post #182
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    November 2008
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    Also, sunset images from yesterday:




    Edited:

    Our cat was chewing on some metal wire (with plastic on it) and we of course tried to remove it from him.



    He didn't like that

    Edited:

    Here, have hipstery

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  24. Post #184
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  25. Post #185
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    April 2011
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    I love this thread, there's some really nice photos on here guys.

    Got some potentially interesting shots over Christmas, hopefully there are a few, but this is the only one that's caught my eye so far:


    DSC_1161-2 by harry.quast, on Flickr
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  26. Post #186
    You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
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    Just another day in the land down under.
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  27. Post #187
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    laughingsheep.jpg
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  28. Post #188
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    July 2006
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    DSC_09488 by Olle.S, on Flickr



    DSC_09477 by Olle.S, on Flickr



    DSC_09588 by Olle.S, on Flickr


    I swear to god, all this darkness is killing my inspiration so bad.

    Probably gonna go take some moonlight pics today again.
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  29. Post #189
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    panorama by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr

    My first attempt at a Brenizer/panorama
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  30. Post #190
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    November 2008
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    Dude, they are beautiful! Moonlight creates some of the most beautiful images i find, i took a 60" exposure of the rooftop of the building i took my last batch in with only moonlight and the lighting was great but sadly it was very windy which made the tripod wiggle around thus making the image distorted and also i had no means of focusing well so it was blurred too. made me sad:(

    Edited:


    panorama by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr

    My first attempt at a Brenizer/panorama
    Bit too cropped off the bottom, personally i believe it would look better with the gap between your head and the top of the image being equal to that of you feet to the bottom. Other than that i like the colours!
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  31. Post #191
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    September 2010
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    I never use Auto. It's too.....easy. I don't know, I just hate auto.
    i never use mf, with small viewfinders it's fucking impossible and slow
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  32. Post #192
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    I love this thread, there's some really nice photos on here guys.

    Got some potentially interesting shots over Christmas, hopefully there are a few, but this is the only one that's caught my eye so far:


    DSC_1161-2 by harry.quast, on Flickr
    Love it bro.
    Currently sitting in the Maison de la Photographie's rooftop terrace drinking a mint tea. Wonderful view and lovely sunset. The only photography gallery in Morocco. Really, really beautiful stuff. Photos from the 1880's up to the 1950's.
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  33. Post #193
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    June 2011
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    Right, I have a question, can i use my phone flash if I wanted to have someone still in a long exposure photo, and not the actual camera flash cause that would light everything up and i want just one bit, would a led flash from a phone work?

    Okay, like this



    IMG_8980 by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr
    I just like the colors (and facial expression har har) in this one^
    but with a longer exposure and the subject in a corner of a photo.
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  34. Post #194
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    June 2007
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    Guess who has three thumbs and singed up just for the photography section.







    Not you. You don't have 3 thumbs.
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  35. Post #195
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    January 2008
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    Right, I have a question, can i use my phone flash if I wanted to have someone still in a long exposure photo, and not the actual camera flash cause that would light everything up and i want just one bit, would a led flash from a phone work?

    Okay, like this




    but with a longer exposure and the subject in a corner of a photo.
    I believe it would. It'd be like any remote flash. You'd have to play around though, depending on your settings the flash may not expose the subject exactly how you want it to.

    Try it. What's the worst that could happen?
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  36. Post #196
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    I was admiring the star trail photography that was previously posted and I was wondering, are there any detrimental effects to the sensor with Bulb shots that last about 3 hours/longer?
    I mean if the shutter stays open that long isn't there a risk of particles getting into the sensor or overheating issues? Just a beginner's query.
    3 hours? The sensor will overheat.
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  37. Post #197
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    November 2008
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    Tried something new to see what effect I would get.
    PICS
    So question, if you had to pick one of those as the best, which one would it be and how could I have made it better? (All shots are SOOC) Not saying that they're interesting or anything just want some C&C.
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  38. Post #198
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    I was admiring the star trail photography that was previously posted and I was wondering, are there any detrimental effects to the sensor with Bulb shots that last about 3 hours/longer?
    I mean if the shutter stays open that long isn't there a risk of particles getting into the sensor or overheating issues? Just a beginner's query.
    Don't quote me on this, but isn't a star trail photo simply put a bunch of long exposure photos merged into one?
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  39. Post #199
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    u bros are makin me wanna get raid 1 going
    You're better off just doing incremental backups.
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  40. Post #200
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    Don't quote me on this, but isn't a star trail photo simply put a bunch of long exposure photos merged into one?
    You can either do a single long exposure(~1 hour or more), which is fine to use, and can help bring out more features of landscape, especially in dark locations, or if you're using film.
    Long exposure example

    Layering(~30 secs per layer) can be used if you want to save the sensor, and can easily be achieved with free programs, however, it runs the risk of not turning out as smooth as you want, due mostly to the time the camera takes to save the image to the storage media, so use a high-class card. It may also consume more battery. Also works well if your camera has a bad bulb mode(hold for exposure time).
    Layering example:
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