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Dec 6, 2017 07:06:06   #
 
Dec 5, 2017 10:10:15   #
I understand growing tired of repetitive subjects. I sometimes think I will scream if I see another snapshot of someone's cat. (Of course, my theory there is that self-indulgent cats trained them to take repetitive photos.) Although I would prefer to see mostly exceptional photographs, without seeing the humdrum snapshots we would never appreciate the great. Besides, there is a wide variety of talent here. Exposure to great photography will inspire some few to move beyond point-and-shoot, fully programmed travel pics. After all, the ultimate purpose of this forum is to give everyone a severe case of GAS, right?
Nov 30, 2017 00:44:24   #
Love it! Great composition and exposure.
Nov 30, 2017 00:05:13   #
Thank you all for such nice comments!
Nov 29, 2017 18:43:25   #
brucebc wrote:
Awesome! I like them a lot. Are you a CSM?


CSM? I checked on Wikipedia. These were some of my favorite possibilities:

Chaos Space Marines
Cigarette Smoking Man [not]
Continuous shuffling machine
Crop simulation model
Communications Support Module
Command sergeant major
Canadian Society of Medievalists

Although I am none of these, I would love to be a chaos space marine! Something with a real future.
Nov 28, 2017 22:31:12   #
It was a warm night (about 60F), which was nearly a record for the date, the makings of a nice sunset, and there was no wind. So we decided to go see the lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The final shot deserves a little explanation. I was shooting three bracketed photos. I was using a tripod, BBF and a remote for the shutter release, however I had inadvertently left Live View on after setting everything up. On the middle (normal exposure) shot, the autofocus in LV wigged out and it was obvious it had focused on something other than what I had chosen. I kept it and later ran it and the other two frames through Photomatix. It turned out to be a serendipitous moment. Perhaps Monet would be pleased.

One funny story. A guy stopped to talk while I was shooting a little later. The place was filled with people, maybe 2k-3k. People wandering in front of my camera. The guy said something about all the people ruining the photo, but I assured him I had a people filter on the lens. When he saw the shot, he was a believer and wanted to know where to get one of those filters. The magic of long exposures!
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Nov 28, 2017 19:07:59   #
I have been using a Black Rapid sling for a couple of years. I love it for several reasons. First, it screws into the 1/4" tripod mount on the base of the camera and is very secure. Second, it is adjustable so my camera is always on or near my right hip and within inches of my right hand. Third, it is comfortable.
Nov 21, 2017 23:05:24   #
Here are two shots I have taken on my way home, one last night and one tonight. Trying out my new Nikkor 10-20mm.
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Bountiful Utah Tabernacle

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West of Bountiful looking over the wetlands by the Great Salt Lake

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Nov 2, 2017 22:04:14   #
Focus stacking is a great tool and supported by PS. You can even google it and find instructions.
Nov 2, 2017 22:01:37   #
We have a golf course behind our house and it is frequented by 20-30 mule deer (also a rafter of wild turkeys...I had to look that up to know the correct word). The deer love our apples, so we often take a few that have fallen and toss them over the fence. Yesterday there were four (including two very young ones) that were coming right up to the fence with me just a few feet away and staring me down in an obvious effort to let me know they wanted more. The photos had to be shot through the fence, but still fun. I also managed a few photos of some of the last apples and leaves left on the tree. It was windy, so focus was a challenge.






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Oct 31, 2017 06:24:47   #
I have been using the 18-140 as my carry-around lens on my D7200 for several years (good lens) and also picked up an older Nikon 105 micro (love it!) for true macro stuff. Yesterday I purchased a used Tamron 16-300 from B&H to get that longer reach (arriving Friday). I may end up selling the 18-140.
 
Oct 17, 2017 21:12:55   #
A few more from our trip to Ireland last month.
Dingle Harbor, County Kerry

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The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

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The Rock of Cashel as seen from Hore Abbey, County Tipperary

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Powerscourt Mansion and Gardens, County Wicklow

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Powerscourt Mansion and Gardens, County Wicklow

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Oct 16, 2017 19:46:00   #
raymondh wrote:
Very nice processing on these! I was over there in July playing some golf. I'll look forward to seeing some of your Cliff shots.


The day we were at the Cliffs was a challenge for good photos, but I have at least one or two I will post soon.
Oct 14, 2017 13:53:41   #
papa wrote:
They're good compositions. I like the fishing boat frame best. A few clicks on the cliff/sea shot in DxO 11 I came up with this.


Very nice! Thanks for that!
Oct 14, 2017 13:09:59   #
I was also born in Portland, but lived in Hillsboro (yes, loved KISN), and then moved to Eugene at age 14.
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