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#244786 Fist attempt at photographing airshow - No jets

Posted by Pooh on 29 August 2017 - 06:31 AM

You can cheat a little using the radial blur filter in Photoshop if you get stuck. See link below for how to do it.








#243699 Poppy's Pic

Posted by Pooh on 02 August 2017 - 09:18 AM

Asked by my new lady to get a shot of Poppy the spaniel.


She is 9 years old and I think she looks like the dragon in The Never Ending Story. Could do with getting those claws clipped methinks.


Click the image for a link to the high res version.




#241411 Oh no, it's that toad again!

Posted by Pooh on 05 June 2017 - 09:25 AM

That's a 'croakin' shot Herman. Nice one

#240489 Finally got round to updating my profile pic.

Posted by Pooh on 15 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

Forgive the self indulgence


I thought it was time to get my finger out and get a newer pic up, well, the last one was about 10 year old  :P



It's been an interesting last year, especially since January of this year.


Long story short, my wife and I split up. It's a good thing as it wasn't working for either of us. We're both 2nd timers so no kids to worry about etc etc etc. 


Anyhow it meant that a lot of the stress that had been there for the last year or so has now gone and I've manged to get back my positive outlook on life. 



Starting January 8th I set out on a real health kick to get back to where I wanted to be.


Stopped the booze, snacks, and started exercising and healthy eating.



Some 4 months later I've dropped 7 inches from my waist,  lost over 30lbs of weight while putting some muscle back on. I've managed to get some proper walking in, so my aerobic fitness is much better. 


This was Saturday's walk, albeit a bit of a beast, as I at last hit my distance target for a day's walk. Suffered a bit for it on Sunday though, but that's OK.





Here's a couple of chubby chap from last year 



And one from a couple of weeks ago, thankfully without the moobs. :D

A rather happy chappie.


Thanks for the indulgence.

#240435 Moonglow

Posted by Pooh on 14 May 2017 - 04:25 PM

That's a real tricky shot to pull off. 


Might have to end up double processing the image in lightroom. One for the moon body and another for the glow  and then combine both images.


You could also use brushes to do local adjustments in lightroom but it would probably be easier with the double image

#240434 Moon shot with P900 but using the digital extender zoom

Posted by Pooh on 14 May 2017 - 04:23 PM

Hey Herman - Was that a 100% Crop ??



@Jim - Nice shot mate.

#240433 Close up grab shot at wedding reception

Posted by Pooh on 14 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

I was asked to be the unofficial (read official but you're family so don't think for a minute you're getting paid ) photog at a recent wedding.


I managed to grab this shot at the reception in the evening. 


Just wish I hadn't bounced the flash off the ceiling so much so could have avoided the panda eyes somewhat. Unfortunately it was a bit of a grab in a busy hall so not to much time to mess about with SB800 head angles.


Other than than that I'm fairly happy with it.


You'd never guess they were sisters would you :-)



#234572 Out of the frying pan....

Posted by Pooh on 30 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

I was doing some housekeeping in my raw files folder and found these from June last year. Never got round to processing them.
Shot with D4S & 24-70 
No photo-shopping of the flames, all as shot.
Can you see the phoenix in shot 2 ??
Click on the images for full size links.

#225183 BIG brother was watching me...

Posted by Pooh on 14 July 2016 - 07:58 AM

Hi Herman


Nice shot.


What was the shutter speed you used to get the rotor blur.

#223314 Moonshot from the Southern Hemisphere

Posted by Pooh on 08 June 2016 - 12:52 PM

Cracking shot, especially hand held

#223182 Portrait Meet - Toronto, Series 1

Posted by Pooh on 06 June 2016 - 01:14 AM

Shot 1 for me.


The model does look a tad soft though. Could be the image resizing for the forum, but more probably the camera AF being more interested in the wall.


Maybe needs a focus on the girl, lock focus and then recompose.

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#222773 I'm not sure that mum looks comfortable

Posted by Pooh on 31 May 2016 - 01:16 PM

What do you think




#222725 Hand Gestures To The Phone

Posted by Pooh on 30 May 2016 - 06:29 AM

We've all done it I guess.


I'm also wondering if the girl has the optional " aerial extender module " fitted to her left ear ?



Question is which do you prefer, B&W with a chunk of PP, or the original colour image.










#222697 Simple fun with bubbles ( image heavy )

Posted by Pooh on 29 May 2016 - 05:24 PM

Just some kids messing about with bubbles in the park.






The Karate Kid




















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#222337 A girl

Posted by Pooh on 20 May 2016 - 10:45 PM

Had one last play with the shot. Hope you don't mind Compassiune11


Just for you Dennis  ;)


Some quick cloning



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