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#260856 Thom Hogan - How Many Photos Did It Take?

Posted by Sailjunkie on 23 April 2019 - 12:46 PM

I like it when people write about something other than what gear to use:



#260846 Lioness V Mongoose, (Nikkor 500PF) plus a few more from Botswana.

Posted by Sailjunkie on 22 April 2019 - 12:26 PM

Very nice series.  No favourites, they're all great.  :)

#260831 April 2019 challenge-wide angle macro

Posted by Sailjunkie on 20 April 2019 - 11:57 AM

For these l used the Canon EOS M50, EOS M to M42 tilt adapter, 10mm M42 extension tube, and Takumar M42 28mm f/3.5. l like how the short focal length kinda stretches the watch dials. What l don't like is working distance-the lens almost touched the subject.




Nice lighting on all 3 images, Bill.  For DOF, I like #1 and #3.  :)

#260801 Red Balloon

Posted by Sailjunkie on 18 April 2019 - 12:12 PM

Very cool Mark.... and wow the clean up job... of the props :rolleyes: :D


Thank you, Peter.  And the props were very tasty.  ;)

#260794 Red Balloon

Posted by Sailjunkie on 17 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

Our assignment was simple.  One.  Red.  Balloon.  We could be as creative as we liked.  Our instructor described this as a "concept" shot.  The only was that the balloon had to feature prominently in the shot.


Sounds simple, right?  Guess again!  More than one of my original ideas was scuppered by lens and backdrop limitations.  Happily, my decision to rigorously apply the KISS principle coincided with Angela's decision to bake some cupcakes.  Voila!




I shot this with:

  • 2 Godox Sk-300 strobes and soft-boxes
  • 2 scrims
  • 1 small black card, to reduce brightness on lower camera right.

Camera settings:

  • ISO 64
  • 24-70 @ 38mm
  • 1/80 sec
  • f 16

My instructor loved it, especially the rich colours and contrast  He pointed out how I had managed to light the stem in between the 2 levels.


One nice side benefit:  a VERY yummy aftermath!  Thanks for looking everyone.  :)


#260790 Adobe Lightroom Issue with some D850 files

Posted by Sailjunkie on 17 April 2019 - 12:23 PM

I like Adobe, but sometimes they really tick me off.  Here's another example:



#260760 Needs a title

Posted by Sailjunkie on 13 April 2019 - 12:44 PM

I really like the shot, Dennis.


I don't have a short title.  How about:  "Quiet, please.  Abooboo at work!"?  :lol:

#260756 Cat thinks he's man of the house.

Posted by Sailjunkie on 12 April 2019 - 01:02 PM

Thanks guys, yeah.... he thinks.


Dennis, he doesn't think he knows:lol:  :lol: 


Wonderful shot.


I usually mangle jokes, but this one is worth telling:


A Rottweiler, a German Shepherd and a cat all go to heaven.  God asks the Rottweiler to tell him what he has done, to deserve a place in heaven.  After hearing the story, God says "That's wonderful!  You may sit at my left hand."  He then puts the same question to the German Shepherd.  After hearing the German Shepherd's reply, he invites the German Shepherd to sit at his right hand.  Finally, he puts the same question to that cat.  The cat replies:  "Dude, you're sitting in my spot".  :rolleyes:

#260746 New Russian watch

Posted by Sailjunkie on 11 April 2019 - 12:36 PM

Nice series, Bill.  


Especially that last image.  No bright speculars.  Did you use speed-lights for lighting?  If so, I'd love to know more about your set-up.  :)

#260615 Motorcycle Racing images (VERY Image Heavy!!)

Posted by Sailjunkie on 04 April 2019 - 12:25 PM

Really nice series, Art.  Also glad that you're on the mend.


If you're posting stuff from last August, could it be that you're suffering a mild case of cabin fever?  :rolleyes:

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#260538 Color Guard

Posted by Sailjunkie on 30 March 2019 - 12:41 PM

Nicely done, given the conditions.


I agree with the M-1 comments.  That was a ceremony; not a SWAT incident.  :)

#260474 DP Review Interview with Nikon: Customers ask for DX Mirrorless; we listen t...

Posted by Sailjunkie on 25 March 2019 - 12:07 PM

Very interesting post on Nikon Rumours, today.



#260362 March is going to be BW with a twist

Posted by Sailjunkie on 20 March 2019 - 11:57 AM

Nice, Bill.  However, I think the colour version does it true justice.  Just me.  :)

#260347 March is going to be BW with a twist

Posted by Sailjunkie on 19 March 2019 - 12:55 PM

Since the bird is not that colorful, l like the B&W.


Bill, I really like the composition, but I respectfully disagree with your preference.  In the B & W image, the bird blends in with the background.  Increased contrast or dodging could fix that, but I thought your exposure was good to start with.  In the colour image, the bird stands out nicely.  :)

#260219 Belted Kingfisher

Posted by Sailjunkie on 12 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

Very nice image, Gordon.


There is a possible reason why he didn't fly away when he saw you:  don't be surprised when you receive an invoice, for his modelling fee.  :lol:  :lol: