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Title: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 13, 2015, 01:27:54 pm
Is there anyone here like doing photography. let's share photo and technique and experience. I got a old Canon and I just start serious photograph 9 months ago. So may be we can be Trans Photography Club here if anybody share the interest ^__^

here is some of my photo work

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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 13, 2015, 02:42:52 pm
I haven't photographed in a while...

you could play a bit with different apertures in general and see how much of the foreground and background gets sharp...

and you might try a few different settings of brightness, sometimes a bit lower brightness makes colours a bit more impressive...

all in all really good pictures imo  :)

what is the model of your cam ?
Btw older ones imo can make for more lively pictures... sometimes newer ones have a firmware which can make for too digital or fuzzy pics...
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 14, 2015, 12:16:51 am


Naeree

Love your idea, I am a Semipro photographer which is to say I shoot for money if I like the gig, but the real thing for me is to share the beautiful things we find in this world.  I love your center shot, the point of focus and the background leave me imagining the story of that glass and who shared it.  The portrait is really great shot too.

For technical sort I shoot with a D4s and a D810 (nikon),  when I can I'll definitely upload some pictures.

It would be great to know a little about each shot I sort of have the same questions, like camera, lens, methods used or maybe what inspired the shot.

Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful things in your life. 
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 14, 2015, 02:39:39 am


Naeree

Love your idea, I am a Semipro photographer which is to say I shoot for money if I like the gig, but the real thing for me is to share the beautiful things we find in this world.  I love your center shot, the point of focus and the background leave me imagining the story of that glass and who shared it.  The portrait is really great shot too.

For technical sort I shoot with a D4s and a D810 (nikon),  when I can I'll definitely upload some pictures.

It would be great to know a little about each shot I sort of have the same questions, like camera, lens, methods used or maybe what inspired the shot.

Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful things in your life.

Me too, photograph is like I can capture the beautiful thing I see and share it. And it make my travel excite too. Shooting for the living would be my ideal things to do too ^_^ I tried register Shutter Stock too, but they reject many picture of me. I going to try again with better photo though.

Now I use Canon EOS Rebel it's like 12 years old camera my friend gave it to me so I can learn how to shoot. I only have one basic lens 18-55. All photo I took are taken with this set. And I think I need to get more lens though. It's hard decision to choose lens for me, cause I love shoot all kind of stuffs so I might need a lens that good to shoot both portrait, landscape, etc.

The glass photo was taken at the bar in San Francisco on Mar, I was walking around the city with my camera and shoot everything I could for half day. At the end I didn't really get a good photo from the trip, so I just stop as it getting dark and open Yelp find where I can get a drink and sit down relax. So I find this place it call Sky Bar at Marriott so I stop by and sit at tell Bartender that "give me any drink". Bartender do his thing and give me this glass and said "from your look, this is the drink that would fit you" And that's the picture I see with my eyes, a glass on the bar with the check on the side. So I pull up my camera and I do like five shots with different setting. The one is good is setting with ISO800 aperture 4.0 speed 13. And it end up that this picture is the best picture I took on that day, the picture come out pretty much like what I see with my eyes.

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 14, 2015, 04:23:02 am

Now I use Canon EOS Rebel it's like 12 years old camera my friend gave it to me so I can learn how to shoot. I only have one basic lens 18-55. All photo I took are taken with this set. And I think I need to get more lens though. It's hard decision to choose lens for me, cause I love shoot all kind of stuffs so I might need a lens that good to shoot both portrait, landscape, etc.


The camera you have is great. You can have a lot of fun with it, and it makes really good pictures.
You could have a look at used Sigma lenses. They do not work with newer cams due to a change in communication protocol.
Thus you could get great quality lenses for a decent price. Usually its written in a description that they do not work with newer models.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 14, 2015, 07:20:41 am


Naeree,

You have a great eye better than most, go to DXomark and read the sharpness and stats for you current lens and you will find out why Shutterstock is rejecting a lot of pictures.  They reject a lot of mine to so no big deal.  Sigma makes some really great lenses and and they are usb reprogramable with an adapter if they are the newer models.  The only caveat with third party lenses is in some cases the auto focus will hunt back and forth a few times before it locks on.  This is only and issue with them that I personally have run into. If it's not action then no big deal.

The sharpness is and noise level in the photos is two of the main reasons Shutterstock rejects pictures,  they like them very clean and simple composition like what you see in a magazine they don't do what is beautiful just what sells, so I don't care too much if they like my stuff.  I framed and put out 36 pictures for sale retail they were gone in 3 days.  That told me all I needed to know about what touches peoples hearts, and maybe I underpriced them.

The one lens that is a must have is a 50mm. Canon just did a redesign of their 50mm F1.8 lens it is getting very good reviews and they lowered the price.  The increase in sharpness and the Bokeh of the f1.8 will amaze you and open all sorts of photos.  I had a subject literally standing infront of a dumpster and with my 50mm f1.4 you couldn't even tell what it was behind him.  50mm canon f1.8's can be had for 50us or less on craigslist. 

Great work thanks for sharing I will put up some of mine when I am new to the site so I still can't post images

 
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 14, 2015, 10:51:17 am
The camera you have is great. You can have a lot of fun with it, and it makes really good pictures.
You could have a look at used Sigma lenses. They do not work with newer cams due to a change in communication protocol.
Thus you could get great quality lenses for a decent price. Usually its written in a description that they do not work with newer models.
Yeah it's fun to use it,can't believe that it still work fine after 12 years. A lot of scratch on it. I do window shopping on lens last week and Sigma lens are really cheaper than other brand like you said.




Naeree,

You have a great eye better than most, go to DXomark and read the sharpness and stats for you current lens and you will find out why Shutterstock is rejecting a lot of pictures.  They reject a lot of mine to so no big deal.  Sigma makes some really great lenses and and they are usb reprogramable with an adapter if they are the newer models.  The only caveat with third party lenses is in some cases the auto focus will hunt back and forth a few times before it locks on.  This is only and issue with them that I personally have run into. If it's not action then no big deal.

The sharpness is and noise level in the photos is two of the main reasons Shutterstock rejects pictures,  they like them very clean and simple composition like what you see in a magazine they don't do what is beautiful just what sells, so I don't care too much if they like my stuff.  I framed and put out 36 pictures for sale retail they were gone in 3 days.  That told me all I needed to know about what touches peoples hearts, and maybe I underpriced them.

The one lens that is a must have is a 50mm. Canon just did a redesign of their 50mm F1.8 lens it is getting very good reviews and they lowered the price.  The increase in sharpness and the Bokeh of the f1.8 will amaze you and open all sorts of photos.  I had a subject literally standing infront of a dumpster and with my 50mm f1.4 you couldn't even tell what it was behind him.  50mm canon f1.8's can be had for 50us or less on craigslist. 

Great work thanks for sharing I will put up some of mine when I am new to the site so I still can't post images

 

Right I also think that Shutterstock may be prefer something use for business, I was think to shoot some nice hand in the well set lighting and simply plain background might work for Shutterstock. And the lens Canon 50mm f1.8 is on my list, it's like really cheap and I check at Canon 50mm f1.4 it is like triple price from f1.8. The price is really different in this two. I think I will get 50mm f1.8.

Anyway looking to see you photos sometime ^__^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 14, 2015, 10:56:03 am
Yeah it's fun to use it,can't believe that it still work fine after 12 years. A lot of scratch on it. I do window shopping on lens last week and Sigma lens are really cheaper than other brand like you said.

Look especially for used ones, as old as your cam... as long as they work and were well treated pics should be good.
Since they can only be used with older canon models prices should be affordable.

Yes the f/1.8 is a good hint. It should be fun to use.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 14, 2015, 05:48:03 pm


I agree the results are great with your rebel and the newer cameras have some advantages but your doing great keeping the iso low to keep the best image.

I tried to think how to do this so I thought I looked through some pics and after 20 resizing attempts to meet the file size requirements of the site I finally got that to work out I hope they are clear enough

I can't get the option to upload the picture but it will let me post a link to my dropbox for the picture but I'm not sure if this violates any of the site rules I'm going to ask and find out if it's OK or not before do it.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 14, 2015, 06:05:49 pm


I can't get the option to upload the picture but it will let me post a link to my dropbox for the picture but I'm not sure if this violates any of the site rules I'm going to ask and find out if it's OK or not before do it.
Here is what you are looking for:
https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,59974.msg383866.html#msg383866
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 14, 2015, 07:56:39 pm


Thanks I found it,  The upload option is not available till you have 15 posts and this is totally new to me using computers for personal support.  I am a SR tech support specialist which makes that sort of funny I guess but I want to make sure to respect the rules that the Admins have set in place.  I coded a test post to see if the picture would go and it did but it is the wrong thing to do.  So Respect and Dignity.

On the other side for those of you who can post I have given this thought to this and thought we could choose photo topics and post 3 pictures on that topic explain what inspired them and if you can remember how they were shot.  I looked through some of my photos and divided them into catagories, such as:
Seasons
Color
Lines
Shapes
Light
Perspective (is the subject not the image)
Nature
Technical (pan, blurr, doubles, hdr,)
Night
Sunrise
Portraits (my worst field of endeavor)

I was posting light in the photos the light is the subject and everything else frames the light such as a brilliant beam of sunlight reflecting off a crystal star that was one of the pics I'll put them up when I can.



Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 15, 2015, 02:24:12 am
 Samantha few more post to go  :) I think it's a good idea to start a topic to post the photo with the inspiration behind it. That make the beauty of the picture. When you reach 15 post let's start a new topic with that. :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 15, 2015, 02:46:58 am
Samantha,

You can post into the thread, just not an avatar (at the moment). Use the control buttons just over the smileys on the left.  You need to transfer your pics from a third party such as photobucket or imgur etc.

I look forward to seeing them.

I should post some of mine!

I like close up work. I use a Nikon DS3200 with a Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 and a Hahnel Giga T Pro II wireless remote control.

Now if didn't spend all my free time Admining the site I may get to my hobby!

Susan BTW is a brilliant photographer, I've seen some of her work and it is stunning!

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 15, 2015, 06:24:49 am


Cindy,

Thanks for clearing that up for me I'll try photobucket, I already resized the images so I don't think I'll have to constrain them.

I'd love see some of your Macro work, I have not done it in a long time but I used to do medium format film with pentax 6X7 and a 90mm with a bellows mostly flowers loved to do orchids. 

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The lines of the trees draw my eyes up to the light, it looks like a picture of trees but if you put it on the ceiling and look up at it the light is what captures my mind.  This one is more subtle than the others, it was taken in Mt Rainier Nat Park with a D3s I forget which lens.  It is a lot like your glass on the table picture, I wandered most of the day but couldn't find the picture I wanted I lay down on a picnic table to rest and went wow there it is.  Sometimes when you can't find what your looking for it's because we're looking in the wrong direction.  Humans never look up for some silly reason as a photographer and a person I have learned a lot of the best parts of the world are over my head literally.

I hope some come here and find some peace and inspiration in the work we share....the beautiful things

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 15, 2015, 10:52:00 am
While visiting Kyoto, Japan, a few weeks ago:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5742/21450183211_56021f2ce3_b.jpg)

I just like taking photos, not knowing much about photography. I have a few friends who are professional photographers, and they sometimes take photos for me.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 15, 2015, 03:46:43 pm
barbie,

Love the tree shot, the lines and symmetry are beautiful these are shots that can look awesome in color or black and white because the lines of the tree are so expressive on their own.

Thank you for sharing it.  I spent two years in Iwakuni Japan and Misawa and the scenery was beautiful I'm going to date myself but at that time I was shooting with a 35mm nikon FM2 I still love those shoots you brought back a good memory for me now I have to go dig up those albums ...Huh that might take a while.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 15, 2015, 04:10:04 pm
I haven't had tons of oppurtunities so far so I'll share some of my faves :)

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/2ee95790e6ef9053ecb74a1707853820/tumblr_ntuuo7rG4J1uz24t7o1_1280.jpg)  (https://41.media.tumblr.com/fa3facd6fdc7b1c9a9858f371cc8eb6f/tumblr_ntuty5wrez1uz24t7o4_1280.jpg)

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/a714b37826925c242184370096bfbd89/tumblr_ntutc88Q0g1uz24t7o1_540.jpg)  (https://40.media.tumblr.com/441bb90e399afe78d3638df60e22364f/tumblr_nrqjei5tQh1uz24t7o1_540.jpg)


Edit: I really want to see some of Susan's photography now, Cindy's got me interested. I also really like the idea of a photography club - everyone has different skills, experience and styles. :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 15, 2015, 04:54:26 pm


I wholeheartedly agree I really want to some of Susan's pics too now I am very curious. 

It's so true we each see with our gifts, I am curious what did you see when you took those images?

Thank you for sharing them,  I love your close up of the bee, it's beautiful.  I live very close to Mickey's house but only went once.  It is a very cool place great memories.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 15, 2015, 05:00:49 pm

I am curious what did you see when you took those images? [...]

I love your close up of the bee, it's beautiful.

I took no. 1 in Disneyland Paris with my parents, no. 2 at a Stunt Show in France, no. 3 is the famous white cliffs of dover and the bee was in my garden - and I love it too! Hoping to get a macro lens next summer to do some more insect close ups (mainly for bees - they're so fluffy!)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 15, 2015, 11:14:21 pm
barbie,

Love the tree shot, the lines and symmetry are beautiful these are shots that can look awesome in color or black and white because the lines of the tree are so expressive on their own.

Thank you for sharing it.  I spent two years in Iwakuni Japan and Misawa and the scenery was beautiful I'm going to date myself but at that time I was shooting with a 35mm nikon FM2 I still love those shoots you brought back a good memory for me now I have to go dig up those albums ...Huh that might take a while.

Samantha,

Thanks! I just enjoy taking photos.

Yes. My kids also like to travel in Japan. My little daughter said to me that she wishes to live in Japan with her mom. I have been to Hokkaido, Sendai, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagasaki and Okinawa. All trips were for attending a conference, but I could have at least 1 extra day to look around.

Yes. In those old times, I also took photos with cheap analogue cameras. I lost a lot of old photos that were taken in my childhood. Still some survived. Digital cameras are too much convenient. It was certainly a revolution in human history.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 16, 2015, 12:49:45 am
Eucalyptus Gum Nut


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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 16, 2015, 01:00:04 am

Phylidonyris novaehollandiae   



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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 16, 2015, 02:49:32 am
Red Leaf Work

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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 16, 2015, 03:10:51 am


Cindy,

I have never even seen a Eucalyptus Gum Nut really nice macro work you nailed that shot.
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae, I love them, I lived in was in California for and the first time I saw them I thought someone had hung a bunch of Bottle brushes off a tree, so I always called them bottle brush trees,  How much did you pay that bird to sit there long enough to get that shot...that truly is fantastic.  I tried very hard to get a close up of a humming bird when I was in CA but no joy there. 

Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful things in your life.

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 16, 2015, 03:13:12 am
Red Leaf Work 2


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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 16, 2015, 03:20:22 am
Thanks Samantha.

The Gum nut was the size of my finger nail, buried in a tree. I set up and just waited until the wind died down and nailed it first shot. Fluke!

The Honey Eater was in a bottle brush in my home, I took 300 shots and got 4 good ones. The other three are on display in a gallery at the moment.

Leaf Work is a project I have to see the effect of photoshopping an original.

I'm now also placing photos onto canvas and painting them into a scene, then re photographing and photoshopping to make a combination of film effect and texture - still playing with that.

I'm interested in changing texture and depth.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 16, 2015, 04:42:43 am
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Always dream of Disney Land, seem like a fun starting
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 16, 2015, 05:49:32 am
Nice shot, perfect timing and focus. This is kind of shot that you have one chance to took it. Bird is one of the hard shoot, especially one with head hanging down :D

Beautiful picture.

If someone plans to have them made more easy, there is a way to it:
most cams have plugs for external control.
Its possible to connect this with a motion sensor. The cam can be set to make a few pics in rapid succession.
Its really just a cable, a few connections and  a plug.

Similarly lightnings are photographed, with a light sensor.
It can result in really stunning pics.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 16, 2015, 07:58:59 pm


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Leaf Work is a project I have to see the effect of photoshopping an original.

I'm now also placing photos onto canvas and painting them into a scene, then re photographing and photoshopping to make a combination of film effect and texture - still playing with that.

I'm interested in changing texture and depth.

Cindy,

It's interesting how painting was imitating photography in the middle ages and later back in the 90s with digital photography and canvas printing photography began imitating painting.  Now the two are becoming fused together into another unique art form.
At an art college class one of the techniques in painting class was to mix the paint with a thickening base and then use various knives, brushes, sticks or whatever gave you the texture you wanted the work look very three dimensional when done. 

You could almost repeat the veins in the red leaf to extend out into the canvas ....I think you have a great idea there
another thing that picture brought to mind was it might really pop printed on metal paper the red would shimmer could be cool.

I did some shots that were all about color and texture here's a couple

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Autumn in New England this was a little roadside farm stand the harvest colors and textures were crazy.

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 18, 2015, 04:18:43 am
Samantha,

Gorgeous Foliage pic!

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My friends in the tree!

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 18, 2015, 04:35:12 am
I have a pic I wanted comment on but it is defeating photo bucket. I have three laser beams (different wavelengths) being focussed through three lenses until they become unified.

Sadly it is defeating the system

Samantha, I'm interested about printing on metallic paper. How do I do that?
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 18, 2015, 06:21:09 am


Thanks when nature paints the canvas even I couldn't have messed that shot up
That bird really loves that tree! Bottle brush trees always make me smile they're like summers Christmas trees.

I'm very interested to see your laser pic I've never done anything like that...sounds very cool. I resized my photos in photo bucket to 720x480 sRGB color that made file size around 100k

You can print metallic paper in any good photo printer, the hard part is it can't really be displayed in a glass frame the glass ruins the effect,  which means that you have to mount it.  I am very bad at dry mounting so I pay the 10-12$ to have it done

Nationalphotolabs and tons of others online do metallic printer and also will dry mount it for you the price it very reasonable the red leaf and the gum nut shot would look great on metal,  the tree and bird shot may not complex compositions can start to look weird on metal.  Single subject or things that are metal like cars airplanes all look awesome on metal HDR does also,  the office near me has a 24x36 of a Bengal tiger's head on metal I love the work he looks like he's going to come off the wall.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 19, 2015, 03:26:04 am
Been pondering the colour projects shared on this thread and an article I read on spontaneous photography, not too spontaneous but I dived into the garden this morning to see if i could get any fun shots. Not my usual thing but I thought they turned out cute :)
(Water-y grass & spider web work in progress)

(https://36.media.tumblr.com/9c22e4b07ed1846c2e47b1e6b7130df4/tumblr_nux0poBE101uz24t7o1_400.jpg) (https://41.media.tumblr.com/5568c736a54d4e0b352b307e758e7a26/tumblr_nux0poBE101uz24t7o2_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 19, 2015, 03:31:51 am
Nice Matt, what lens are you using?

If you can backlight the spider web.

A great effect for a spider web is wait until it is dark and take the pic with a wine glass in front. The glass throws the light from the flash all over the place, use the glass as a lens. Not for the spider or you to drink!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 19, 2015, 03:17:12 pm
Nice Matt, what lens are you using?

If you can backlight the spider web.

A great effect for a spider web is wait until it is dark and take the pic with a wine glass in front. The glass throws the light from the flash all over the place, use the glass as a lens. Not for the spider or you to drink!

18-55mm lens on Canon EOS 1100d (the lens that came with it)

Also I like that idea! Might try that some day :) I'm going to buy a mini softbox and a 430 ex 1 flash - not sure if that'd mess the glass trick but will try ^_^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 19, 2015, 04:13:11 pm
18-55mm lens on Canon EOS 1100d (the lens that came with it)

Also I like that idea! Might try that some day :) I'm going to buy a mini softbox and a 430 ex 1 flash - not sure if that'd mess the glass trick but will try ^_^
Well Matt-even if it sounds far fetched-
you might try to get your hands on a EOS Rebel like Naeree... its a very good cam to try out things...
there should still be some in good conditions, maybe even coming with a good lens...
you can attach lenses for the fraction of a price which do not work with newer cams... really good glasses...
the sensor and software of this cam give really lively images.
Some of the newer ones have a "frozen" or digital feel...
if you look for it you might see that, too... (no comparison with your cam meant, just in general)
the atmosphere of a photo with the Eos rebel seems to be much more easy to access...

and tbh pixels are imo for sales personnel... you can zoom in or out, and too many pixels can not even be displayed.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 19, 2015, 06:58:27 pm

Matt,
Really like that grass shot,  the water, dew makes me want to walk barefoot in it.   

I'll have to try that wine glass trick sounds interesting, Cindy does it make any difference if it's glass or crystal?

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 20, 2015, 03:37:14 am

 (https://41.media.tumblr.com/5568c736a54d4e0b352b307e758e7a26/tumblr_nux0poBE101uz24t7o2_400.jpg)

I like the way the soft sunlight reflect with objects, feel refreshing to look at ^_^ And good focus point on the spider web
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 22, 2015, 09:56:03 pm
A photographer took a shot for us yesterday.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5649/21019633473_5a721048d6_b.jpg)

He says that photos of people are alive when they are moving, and are dead when they are posing.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 23, 2015, 03:00:34 am
yes they look natural and happy ^_^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 23, 2015, 03:07:51 am

Matt,
Really like that grass shot,  the water, dew makes me want to walk barefoot in it.   

I'll have to try that wine glass trick sounds interesting, Cindy does it make any difference if it's glass or crystal?

The guy I got the idea from is a pro, and his picture is copyright so I can't post it (and he wants $8000 for it). But the concept was to throw light at different angles and experiment., so crystal or glass are worth trying. In the picture he has it was a normal glass with red wine in it, balanced on my friends stomach in front of the web :laugh:

(I have weird friends >:-))
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 23, 2015, 05:59:05 am
I have a pic I wanted comment on but it is defeating photo bucket. I have three laser beams (different wavelengths) being focussed through three lenses until they become unified.

Sadly it is defeating the system


Well there are other photo hosters... this pic sounds really interesting.

And you wanted to show a picture of you in your garden... where your neighbours were visiting  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 23, 2015, 06:23:13 am

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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 24, 2015, 03:01:47 am
Gorgeous pics Laura. I particularly like the middle and bottom ones. Very moody and interesting!

I love mist pics, and the rain over the tree and the setting is wonderful.


I just took this. I got home and my vase of Borronia had a flower dangling by a tiny spider web.

I quickly (!!!!!!) got my macro attached. I used the flash to get colour into it.

By the time I took the pic the flower was gone. So I call it Death Fall.


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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 24, 2015, 03:17:14 am
Underwater photos taken near an island of my hometown:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/21051753703_a9704b3cf6_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/692/21681948831_a0d32da29e_b.jpg)

The temperature of the sea water is higher than the air temperature.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 24, 2015, 03:54:50 am
Barbie,

I forgot to say (sorry) I loved the boat pic. It did show life, and that people who loved each over was also obvious.

Underwater pics are a nightmare!!!

But yours are good, how did you light them?
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 24, 2015, 06:02:24 am
Barbie,

I forgot to say (sorry) I loved the boat pic. It did show life, and that people who loved each over was also obvious.

Underwater pics are a nightmare!!!

But yours are good, how did you light them?

Cindy, Thanks!

My friends have a nice underwater light. In addition, the water quality was excellent on the day.

Just 1 hour ago, I went to the beach to bath in the sea water to kill some unidentified mycete or fungus in my buttocks.
Lights are also used to attract fishes/squids in those fishing vessels.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5653/21487392270_65bb720110_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 24, 2015, 12:30:34 pm


Laura, love the center shot the mist hanging in the air.  I tried for a shot like that for a while but the temp and humidity is only good for that in October so hard to get here, very nice work.

Cindy,  I don't think I could do the wine glass the way your friend did, all my friends would start laughing or move and there'd be a lot of spilled wine and broken glass.

Barbie, Really great underwater soooo clear awesome...

I was thinking about those beautiful fish and that bird in the Bottle Brush tree and thought I'd share some wildlife characters that happened to cross my lens

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A friend of mine who loves butterflies asked me to get her a picture of one and I don't know if it's just me but it seems whenever I get a special request that species suddenly becomes extinct.  It took a week before this little Orange one showed up for me.  The final shot was cropped to just the flowers and butterfly couldn't find that file.

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 24, 2015, 03:52:20 pm
barbie really fascinating pics...
especially the orange fish with transluscent skin... really nice :)

Samantha C great pics all three :)

Cindy all your pics are marvellous  :)


 
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 24, 2015, 03:57:33 pm
My garden has been full of scaries today so I've been trying to get some close ups. Wish I had a macro lens, but all in good time lol.

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/cd08d220a411e5fad05b6534292a029a/tumblr_nuzwjqDUcL1uz24t7o1_540.jpg) (https://40.media.tumblr.com/61bfdd32a0ac4d571a036062bac40ba3/tumblr_nv788hyWBT1uz24t7o1_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 24, 2015, 04:15:55 pm
Matt your pics ar great but would you not prefer some more... inspiring motives ?

Some jolly birds... a nice beautiful inviting scene...  ?  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 24, 2015, 09:13:15 pm
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Here in my home town there are only deer. I try to take photos of them, but they run away within a minute. Even with a telescope, I guess you probably had to wait or was lucky to take the photo of elk.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 24, 2015, 09:16:13 pm
My garden has been full of scaries today so I've been trying to get some close ups. Wish I had a macro lens, but all in good time lol.

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/cd08d220a411e5fad05b6534292a029a/tumblr_nuzwjqDUcL1uz24t7o1_540.jpg) (https://40.media.tumblr.com/61bfdd32a0ac4d571a036062bac40ba3/tumblr_nv788hyWBT1uz24t7o1_540.jpg)

Yes. It is a good news. Here we also have diverse insects. I am going to a riverside where there are many fireflies with my daughter tonight. Hopefully I can take some photos of them, but it should be very tricky. I have a very cheap Canon EOS camera (550D).

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 24, 2015, 09:29:38 pm
Matt your pics ar great but would you not prefer some more... inspiring motives ?

Some jolly birds... a nice beautiful inviting scene...  ?  :)

Thanks :)

Alas the area I like in isn't easy to find beauty. We have crows and pigeons, sometime you might see a dove but that's pretty rare. My city is also pretty poor and has been rnaked the worst city to live in in the UK :P I hath been presented with a challenge.

If I had the time I'd travel to get shots, although tomorrow I'm being paid to photograph a dog's tea party at a cafe in a nearby town - I'm sure they'll be cheerful! ^_^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 25, 2015, 09:37:09 am
Matt, love that orange spider great contrast on the black pole. 
A Dog tea party ok what is that?  I guess if it's a paying gig it doesn't matter  :)

Barbie, I have gotten most of my wildlife shots by finding their trails to water and waiting across the water.  If you're on the other side of the pond stream or river they don't seem to spook and run.  That's how I was able to get the doe shot she just looked up at me and went back to eating grass under the snow.  Deer, and elk are usually crepuscular that is they will go to drink at sunrise and twilight.  Sometimes they will go in the middle of the day if they're looking for food but most often not.

Another photographer and I were talking at a gig and the subject of what is beautiful came up.  When your taking pictures someone's paying you to take but really not what you're interested in these topics come up.  So what is beautiful can be found in the strangest places.  Here is one example.
I was in the downtown area of the city feeding the homeless a man was sitting on the ground in filthy clothes head hanging down...this lost soul, but there is this teenage girl who came with a group to serve bending over and handing this broken soul a plate of food and a cup of juice.  The image of that girl helping that man is one of the most beautiful things I ever photographed. To me it's a perfect image of what love is.  Out of respect for the man I'm not going to post it.
Two people holding hands......so many things.....
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 25, 2015, 03:34:55 pm
 
A Dog tea party ok what is that?  I guess if it's a paying gig it doesn't matter  :)

A cafe is (I'm making a guess here) doing handmade dog treats, snacks, and drinks ect.

I'm hoping for cute doggies in cute outfits - we shall soon see!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 25, 2015, 03:43:46 pm
A cafe is (I'm making a guess here) doing handmade dog treats, snacks, and drinks ect.

I'm hoping for cute doggies in cute outfits - we shall soon see!

Keep us posted  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 25, 2015, 04:12:21 pm
Another photographer and I were talking at a gig and the subject of what is beautiful came up.  When your taking pictures someone's paying you to take but really not what you're interested in these topics come up.  So what is beautiful can be found in the strangest places.  Here is one example.
I was in the downtown area of the city feeding the homeless a man was sitting on the ground in filthy clothes head hanging down...this lost soul, but there is this teenage girl who came with a group to serve bending over and handing this broken soul a plate of food and a cup of juice.  The image of that girl helping that man is one of the most beautiful things I ever photographed. To me it's a perfect image of what love is.  Out of respect for the man I'm not going to post it.
Two people holding hands......so many things.....

Yes. Samatha,

I remember a similar photo a few years ago. Probably, as I remember, a policeman is giving some food to a man in the street.

As I am not a professional photographer, I do not care about the focus or the topic of a photo.

Interestingly, 2 days ago in the beach, a strange photographer approached me and tried to ask me of something. He carried a big camera, but I did not reply to him, just returning to the water. It is very rare that a man approaches a woman in bikini here. Fortunately I have a few friends who are professional photographers, but their arenas are landscape photos or others, not good at taking photos of people or me. Still their portrait snap photos are far better than me or other amateur photographers.

Yesterday night, I failed to take photos of fireflies. There were too few fireflies, and it was very tricky to catch within the lense of camera. And people there did not let me turn on any kind of light, including the smartphone screen, fearing all fireflies will run away. Probably next summer (July or August), I may be able to take photos of them. Fortunately, my little daughter could see fireflies for the first time after birth.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on September 25, 2015, 05:16:32 pm
Barbie
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Yesterday night, I failed to take photos of fireflies. There were too few fireflies, and it was very tricky to catch within the lense of camera.

I'll bet that was magical sharing the fire flies with your daughter. I do not think many people can get a good picture of fire flies, I have some idea's on how to set up for the shot let me know if your going to try again and I'll see if I can help give you the correct settings for your camera type and lens.
We don't have fire flies where I live, we had them where I grew up as children we would catch 20 or 30 and put them in a glass jar with holes in the lid and put them in our room at night for a few hours then we would let them go free again. 
They are incredible to watch.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on September 25, 2015, 05:22:57 pm
Barbie
I'll bet that was magical sharing the fire flies with your daughter. I do not think many people can get a good picture of fire flies, I have some idea's on how to set up for the shot let me know if your going to try again and I'll see if I can help give you the correct settings for your camera type and lens.

You could try to have your lens focused on something in a certain distance... half pressing the shutter...
then aperture and distance are fixed if its set that way in the software of the cam...
and press the shutter when one of them is in about the same distance as the object...

making a few photos that way...
and maybe a digital photo program can help with shortcomings... like brightness, or sharpness...
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 25, 2015, 05:57:05 pm
We don't have fire flies where I live, we had them where I grew up as children we would catch 20 or 30 and put them in a glass jar with holes in the lid and put them in our room at night for a few hours then we would let them go free again. 
They are incredible to watch.

It is the same here. When I was child, I could see fireflies everywhere, but nowadays only in small pristine areas where there has been virtually no development. Now, being able to see fireflies is a kind of bless, as it represents higher air quality and unpolluted environment.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 26, 2015, 02:15:31 am
Couple of night ago, I just walk out in town with camera hanging on my neck. And here is what I got for the night shoot.

(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/5224686_orig.jpg) (http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/2289756_orig.jpg)
(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/1368006_orig.jpg)

and this one I do small set up on my glass table and using light from my phone
(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/9216938_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: ClaudiaLove on September 26, 2015, 03:17:30 am
Couple of night ago, I just walk out in town with camera hanging on my neck. And here is what I got for the night shoot.

(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/5224686_orig.jpg) (http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/2289756_orig.jpg)
(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/1368006_orig.jpg)

and this one I do small set up on my glass table and using light from my phone
(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/9216938_orig.jpg)


Wow , you are really good . I like so much your artistic style :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 26, 2015, 10:20:55 pm
Couple of night ago, I just walk out in town with camera hanging on my neck. And here is what I got for the night shoot.

(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/5224686_orig.jpg) (http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/2289756_orig.jpg)
(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/1368006_orig.jpg)

and this one I do small set up on my glass table and using light from my phone
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Oh. Nice night shots.
BTW, where do you live? Thailand?

Yesterday I saw a strange insect in my apartment. I am identifying this creature.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5749/21557188870_6871216804_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 26, 2015, 11:53:13 pm
Oh. Nice night shots.
BTW, where do you live? Thailand?

Yesterday I saw a strange insect in my apartment. I am identifying this creature.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5749/21557188870_6871216804_b.jpg)

barbie~~

it look like a grasshopper  ;D but not exactly, nice.

I live in Bangkok. They call the city of Angel.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 27, 2015, 02:39:50 am
Naeree,

Wonderful pics. I love the shrine, you caught the spiritual feel so well.

The light globe is a classic - Matt take heart, there are incredible images to catch everywhere, we just have to keep our eyes open!

Barbie, I think that is a Leaf Insect.

Oh and I love Bangkok and the lovely people there, I was in Bangkok for the WPATH conference a few years back. It has a special place in my heart.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 27, 2015, 09:57:26 am
it look like a grasshopper  ;D but not exactly, nice.

I live in Bangkok. They call the city of Angel.

I guess it is a kind of exotic species, probably from China by global warming.

A few years ago, I had a chance to visit Bangkok, but I gave it up because of too tight schedules of travel abroad. Probably I will visit there soon!

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 27, 2015, 02:19:18 pm
Doggy tea party:

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/4c440928cd48272b9e13fb261d7960ef/tumblr_nvco5tmuoZ1uz24t7o1_1280.jpg) (https://40.media.tumblr.com/3f92e020c52e1bbe291cc295a1200534/tumblr_nvco5tmuoZ1uz24t7o2_1280.jpg)

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/b5163ed503c93ccecd36a236527c2a57/tumblr_nvco5tmuoZ1uz24t7o3_1280.jpg) (https://40.media.tumblr.com/d8061228945793ae25cc58ff196fd2f6/tumblr_nvco5tmuoZ1uz24t7o4_1280.jpg)


Some street photography:

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/583a23655924de92f85f8f370eef23b2/tumblr_nvcoalLykF1uz24t7o2_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 28, 2015, 09:36:51 am
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5749/21557188870_6871216804_b.jpg)

A Facebook friend let me know that it is Pentatomidae.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 28, 2015, 12:25:50 pm
Doggy tea party:


Awww doggy, they seem enjoy lots of food ^____^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 30, 2015, 07:35:35 am
A small floweret


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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on September 30, 2015, 08:05:56 am
A small floweret


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Big WOW from me on this one, so beautiful. Love it
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 30, 2015, 08:43:57 am
Again, gorgeous photography Cindy :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on September 30, 2015, 09:22:32 am
Again, gorgeous photography Cindy :)

No it may be impressive but it isn't good. The thing I have about macro lenses is focus, it is extremely hard. Most of that pic is not in the focus i want - yes I want some blur, but I feel I have way too much blur. I like the texture but that is post photo manipulation.

I would like critique and advice.

What is bad about the pic and what may be good? I'm a big girl and I can take criticism.

Slaughter the pic!

Teach the photographer!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: estropunk on September 30, 2015, 10:26:35 am

Sorry for the dumb tech question here, but how do you go about inserting images as you are? Do you put a link with the image location between the HTML "img" things? Or what?
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on September 30, 2015, 10:36:48 am

Sorry for the dumb tech question here, but how do you go about inserting images as you are? Do you put a link with the image location between the HTML "img" things? Or what?

Use []'s instead of ()'s but:

(img)insert image url here(/img)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 30, 2015, 01:22:55 pm
Sorry for the dumb tech question here, but how do you go about inserting images as you are? Do you put a link with the image location between the HTML "img" things? Or what?

For example,

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BTW, Cindy, your blurred photo look like a painting. Yes, sometimes a tripod is unavailable, making it difficult to focus in macro mode.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: estropunk on September 30, 2015, 03:07:37 pm

Thanks!

I don't consider myself particularly talented or technically skilled with photography, but I do really enjoy it. Self-portraits were a really big part of how I took ownership of and celebrated my new image when I transitioned, and ever since, I'll occasionally get an idea for a series and run with it.

Like, I decided to do a shoot juxtaposing a nice fancy gown I found at a thrift store (very lucky find :) ) with an abandoned coal plant that I'd explored a few months before. Here's a few shots from that:

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It's all amateur stuff of course, but it's something I enjoy a lot. Hope you like :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 30, 2015, 04:04:45 pm
Thanks!

I don't consider myself particularly talented or technically skilled with photography, but I do really enjoy it. Self-portraits were a really big part of how I took ownership of and celebrated my new image when I transitioned, and ever since, I'll occasionally get an idea for a series and run with it.

Like, I decided to do a shoot juxtaposing a nice fancy gown I found at a thrift store (very lucky find :) ) with an abandoned coal plant that I'd explored a few months before. Here's a few shots from that:

Another idea I had once was to do a shoot with my motorcycle that resembled the way people often get pictures taken with their horses, nuzzling up to them and so forth. Here's a few of those:

And more recently, I got really into a book-length poem by Mark Z. Danielewski called Only Revolutions, which is all about a long road trip taken by two teenagers with lots of neat lines about nature and landscapes and travel and things, and so I decided to take some shots in different areas and print lines of his poetry on the images and then add some borders and play with the colors and lighting a little. Here are a few of those:

It's all amateur stuff of course, but it's something I enjoy a lot. Hope you like :)

They look professional!
Yes. You have a photo-friendly environment. Enjoy there.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: estropunk on September 30, 2015, 08:42:13 pm

Thank you! :D

And yeah, I love finding cool spots to take pictures :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on October 01, 2015, 12:12:28 am
Thanks!

I don't consider myself particularly talented or technically skilled with photography, but I do really enjoy it. Self-portraits were a really big part of how I took ownership of and celebrated my new image when I transitioned, and ever since, I'll occasionally get an idea for a series and run with it.

Like, I decided to do a shoot juxtaposing a nice fancy gown I found at a thrift store (very lucky find :) ) with an abandoned coal plant that I'd explored a few months before. Here's a few shots from that:

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The Red dress in the abandon factory is really nice shooting idea
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: estropunk on October 01, 2015, 07:43:12 am
Thank you :) That was a really fun day. I was especially proud that I managed to traipse around an abandoned factory for hours wearing a fancy gown and managed to not dirty or damage the gown at all. That took effort and a lot of walking like this, lol:
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But it worked! lol
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on October 01, 2015, 11:17:23 pm
Thank you :) That was a really fun day. I was especially proud that I managed to traipse around an abandoned factory for hours wearing a fancy gown and managed to not dirty or damage the gown at all. That took effort and a lot of walking like this, lol:


And a lot of hopping from large object to large object to stand up out of the debris so I could let the dress fall without the bottom hem dragging in junk, like this:


But it worked! lol

Did you do the shoot and dress up all by yourself?

I shoot portrait sometime too, I will be great to shoot the model that willing to wear a fancy gown and pose in this kind of location.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 02, 2015, 10:55:35 am
I live in an island, and there are also several smaller islands.

One is literally called 'tiger island'. And it is a female, as it has a baby tiger.

(http://cfs7.tistory.com/upload_control/download.blog?fhandle=YmxvZzI1MDQwNEBmczcudGlzdG9yeS5jb206L2F0dGFjaC8wLzM2MDAwMDAwMDAwMy5qcGc%3D)

Just snapshots on the boat.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5667/21882733875_32d30c74a4_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5679/21870785592_042162047e_b.jpg)

There are two eyes, an anus, a belly button, two nostrils, and etc.

Behind me is the baby island.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5719/21452793200_6ba6abfb5b_b.jpg)

Coordinate: 33°12'56.68"N 126°31'02.50"E

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on October 02, 2015, 04:23:54 pm
barbie
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I live in an island, and there are also several smaller islands.
That is very cool is there a ferry out there I need to put that on my list of places I need to take some pictures of... very nice.. I used to go out to an island on a lake we called blueberry island and stay out there all day, it was great no one around just peace...

Hugs  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on October 03, 2015, 09:13:51 am
Mysterious hanging teacup

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/fdad40e370aa326707e622918b5df53b/tumblr_nvne4x1Jzz1uz24t7o1_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 03, 2015, 11:22:04 am
barbieThat is very cool is there a ferry out there I need to put that on my list of places I need to take some pictures of... very nice.. I used to go out to an island on a lake we called blueberry island and stay out there all day, it was great no one around just peace...

Hugs  :)

Yes. We have both seas and mountains. There are many parks and museums here. Today I visited a 'stone park' near my home with my wife.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/569/21912154135_acabe56c89_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5811/21725268939_16154bb0ae_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/732/21886009186_3ac8705841_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/21291074003_9fbac172e8_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/638/21724289218_7a9a649948_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/585/21886041536_55c0e8c618_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/660/21900214492_19052cc1c6_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/580/21724297298_b221b9d481_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: estropunk on October 04, 2015, 09:50:23 am
Did you do the shoot and dress up all by yourself?

I shoot portrait sometime too, I will be great to shoot the model that willing to wear a fancy gown and pose in this kind of location.

I take an assistant with me to hold the camera. I find angles and take care of settings, tell them how to position, etc., then I position myself into the shot. This time, it was my sister.

And Barbie, your stuff is fabulous.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on October 06, 2015, 12:00:48 pm
Been away for a while, here is my practice model. Orange Cat collection ^__^

(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/5548471_orig.jpg) (http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/1654688_orig.jpg)

(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/9443341_orig.jpg)(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/2713742_orig.jpg)

(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/5882072_orig.jpg)(http://naeree-photography.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/8/59685217/8326127_orig.jpg)

PS: his don't really smile to the camera, but he is a really funny cat ^___^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on October 06, 2015, 03:12:22 pm
Great photos.
I especially like the first one.

You might turn the flash down a bit.
This way its far less surprising.

Give her a pet from me please  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Jessie Ann on October 06, 2015, 04:29:18 pm
I really like taking wild animial pictures.  Here are a few of mine.

Osprey in the Flordia Everglades

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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on October 07, 2015, 03:41:50 am
Great photos.
I especially like the first one.

You might turn the flash down a bit.
This way its far less surprising.

Give her a pet from me please  :)

hehe he get alot of treat for being my model  ;D

I really like taking wild animial pictures.  Here are a few of mine.

Osprey in the Flordia Everglades



Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone National Park

Bufflo in Yellowstone


Whales in Cabo San Lucas Mexico



Wow, you must be travel a lot, great capture of wild animal, it's not easy to do that.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on October 07, 2015, 04:15:02 am
Jessie Ann, lovely wildlife, I hope you were using a telephoto for the bear! It looks hungry !
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 08, 2015, 12:24:22 pm
Been away for a while, here is my practice model. Orange Cat collection ^__^

PS: his don't really smile to the camera, but he is a really funny cat ^___^

Yes. Nice photos!

I used to rear cats when I was kid and teenager, but I had to bury more than 5 cats thereafter. For the first cat I buried, I cried a lot. Nowadays I do not rear any pet, but my little daughter is eager to have one at home, but apartments do not allow it. I am still afraid of rearing any pet.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Laura_7 on October 08, 2015, 01:29:48 pm
Yes. Nice photos!

I used to rear cats when I was kid and teenager, but I had to bury more than 5 cats thereafter. For the first cat I buried, I cried a lot. Nowadays I do not rear any pet, but my little daughter is eager to have one at home, but apartments do not allow it. I am still afraid of rearing any pet.

barbie~~

Don't be... think of the nice times they had with you.
Its positive for them... you look after them and they can have a good time.

They simply have a different time span.
And every one of them is different... they all have kind of different personlities so every one of them is like a new character...
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on October 08, 2015, 01:33:44 pm
Sat under a tree eating my lunch today in a pile of leaves, felt autumn-y. Loved it. :)


(https://41.media.tumblr.com/ce4563adb6a88c63d60a4dcb5709e3c2/tumblr_nvwziuwFgO1uiv6i4o1_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Samantha C on October 08, 2015, 07:11:25 pm
JessieAnn, love the wild life shots, it's amazing how much time and effort can go into getting just that one shot just the way you want and other times the shot just walks in front of us.

Very nice  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on October 09, 2015, 05:27:12 am
Sat under a tree eating my lunch today in a pile of leaves, felt autumn-y. Loved it. :)


(https://41.media.tumblr.com/ce4563adb6a88c63d60a4dcb5709e3c2/tumblr_nvwziuwFgO1uiv6i4o1_540.jpg)

It is a very relax picture to look at, seem like a nice day.

Here in Bangkok had been raining in the past week.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on October 10, 2015, 11:27:02 am
Thanks Naeree - it was a gorgeous day.


Finally got my own set of gear today (canon 700d , 50mm lens , 75-300mm lens and 18-55mm lens).

Here's a shot with the 50mm lens, will update more pics when I've got shots with the others

(http://i.imgur.com/RT36QMJ.jpg)


Edit: Shots at Hull Fair with the 75-300mm

(http://i.imgur.com/rmEU38p.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: treeLB on October 15, 2015, 03:37:49 pm
Fun section! I just found that there is a photography section on susans. Some good stuff. I will add some too when I get a free bit of time.




Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Jessie Ann on October 15, 2015, 06:13:37 pm
Thanks Naree.  I don't get to travel as much as I would like.  I have a whole bunch of lousy shots too.


Wow, you must be travel a lot, great capture of wild animal, it's not easy to do that.

Thanks Cindy.  Yes I have a very large Sigma telephoto lens.  I have been using Pentax cameras since the 70's and continue to use them in the digital age.  I just upgraded my camera earlier this year.

Jessie Ann, lovely wildlife, I hope you were using a telephoto for the bear! It looks hungry !

Thanks Samantha!

JessieAnn, love the wild life shots, .......Very nice  :)

Here are a few additional shots I've taken over the years....

Start of Lunar Eclipse
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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on October 15, 2015, 07:56:29 pm
Nice work, Jessie! Pro tip: Never, ever photograph a seagull from that angle again. You got lucky....  :laugh:

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Jessie Ann on October 15, 2015, 08:45:41 pm
It's all in the angles ;)

Reminds me of my graduation from basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo in 1985.  I was the Platoon Guide and I had just got my guys outside to formation so that we could march to the graduation.  Just as we were about to head out a pigeon flew over the top of me and left me a present right on the shoulder of my Class A's.  I had to run back inside and had about 30 seconds to clean up. 

Ever since then I try to keep a pretty close watch on them there flying birds. ;) 

Nice work, Jessie! Pro tip: Never, ever photograph a seagull from that angle again. You got lucky....  :laugh:

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on November 15, 2015, 05:14:11 am
Some recent shots:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12208351_956560171056269_5795701971810028042_n.jpg?oh=d306058ca7edba07ce966b12452f6e91&oe=56B07951) (https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11193413_956560161056270_8432359337240711609_n.jpg?oh=6c102037743e0bd4e3ab789f77e3b406&oe=56B5E80C&__gda__=1455321914_bef9d77cc6e4fa2d4b9108726e156e49)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12196151_958069007572052_2191711405420136641_n.jpg?oh=3023effa2f4cbd77de287867a4625efe&oe=56AFA0D5) (https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12227734_958766237502329_7126193695897448208_n.jpg?oh=f9e97a1b3181c3e2d7cd9dd656ac6a4e&oe=56B1A797)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Joelene9 on November 15, 2015, 05:32:47 pm
  I had my own darkroom since 1968. The enlarger and the wet stuff has been replaced with my old desktop attached to a photo scanner. I do run the gamut of photography from scenic, panoramas, people to astrophotos. Here's a Grand Canyon.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2840/9621123560_8c9a940d77_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fEbLQG)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on November 15, 2015, 07:58:08 pm
In the early morning of today, I tried to take photos of sky stars unsuccessfully, because of clouds. Anyway, I took a photo of the Orion

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/613/23024858436_858702015e_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on November 17, 2015, 01:48:07 am
Devlyn  Marie sent me a beautiful necklace and some polished coloured glass.

I'm enjoying both!

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And I'm hating this new OSX!!!!!



Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on November 17, 2015, 10:41:55 am
I'm Devlyn Marie, and I approve of the above message!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on November 17, 2015, 03:12:48 pm
And I'm hating this new OSX!!!!!

Oh. Wonderful colors. Cindy, BTW, what is OSX? Just curious.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: michelle on November 17, 2015, 03:35:15 pm
I really don't know how to add pictures here.   I tried dragging a picture and copy and pasting and they did not work.   Would someone tell me how to put images on this page.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on November 17, 2015, 05:13:05 pm
I really don't know how to add pictures here.   I tried dragging a picture and copy and pasting and they did not work.   Would someone tell me how to put images on this page.

You need to use an image hosting site, they're free and easy to set up. I use photobucket, they give you a link to your pictures which already has the image tags attached. (or you can get a set of them by clicking the tiny Mona Lisa button and inserting your link in between them. The code should look like this, I added the asterisks to make it non-functional.

[Image Removed]

If you can't get it figured out, message me. You can also post pictures in our Gallery without the hosting site, you can even add pictures there straight off your phone.

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on November 18, 2015, 12:32:48 am
And I'm hating this new OSX!!!!!

Oh. Wonderful colors. Cindy, BTW, what is OSX? Just curious.

barbie~~

The new El Captain OSX operating system for Macs. It has a few bugs - to say the least!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on November 18, 2015, 01:06:14 am
I really don't know how to add pictures here.   I tried dragging a picture and copy and pasting and they did not work.   Would someone tell me how to put images on this page.

Hi Michelle,

I use Photobucket. You can open a free account with them. Some advice. Tick the boxes to make your account private, so only you can see it. You select from your photos which you want to download to photobucket. It the transfers them.

To post select your photo and next to it will be a series of boxes, select copy image (I think it is the last box). Go to your account and the thread and just paste into the thread. Your pic is then then there.

You can always delete your pics, either by deleting the image in the thread, or removing it from Photobucket.

When you save pics into any third party software the information on that pic, time place etc transfers with it. You can strip that out to maintain privacy. I don't bother but some people feel it intrudes upon their privacy.

Love to see your pics!!!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on November 18, 2015, 01:11:39 am
I really don't know how to add pictures here.   I tried dragging a picture and copy and pasting and they did not work.   Would someone tell me how to put images on this page.

You need to use an image hosting site, they're free and easy to set up. I use photobucket, they give you a link to your pictures which already has the image tags attached. (or you can get a set of them by clicking the tiny Mona Lisa button and inserting your link in between them. The code should look like this, I added the asterisks to make it non-functional.

[Image Removed]

Lovely; damn I miss my dogs so much. Bonnie was a long hair collie who was mistress of the sofa. I sat on the floor ::)

I rescued her from an abusive family, she was terrified and so nervous. But it didn't take long for her to realise she was safe. Then she took over!

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on November 22, 2015, 08:29:53 am
Smartphone photos on Saturday.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/740/22913576220_0bd1877f83_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/604/23183305426_2ee5016b20_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/706/22799297239_ecc9559ae1_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/697/23140831426_fb6257a60c_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on November 27, 2015, 09:48:41 pm
As the rain and snow stops, I visited again.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5755/23336218566_9db2938ca1_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: kaitylynn on November 27, 2015, 10:32:29 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73371079/5473726108_52ba97e27d_b.jpg)

This is one that I took a few years ago.  Full moon at about 11pm.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on November 28, 2015, 02:10:46 am
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73371079/5473726108_52ba97e27d_b.jpg)

This is one that I took a few years ago.  Full moon at about 11pm.
Nice contract, like the picture. I feel like I'm turning to wolf ^__^

As the rain and snow stops, I visited again.


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5755/23336218566_9db2938ca1_b.jpg)

barbie~~

It's really artistic doing that, you have a nice long leg though.  ;)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on November 28, 2015, 09:33:21 am
This is one that I took a few years ago.  Full moon at about 11pm.

Yes. I also tried to take a photo during the full moon.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5321/9843663965_f962c808ea_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on November 29, 2015, 11:37:56 pm
It's really artistic doing that, you have a nice long leg though.  ;)

Thanks! Disappointingly, my friends do not like that photos.

Just ago I took photos of a roe deer visiting my campus here.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5779/23303775432_5b8b0f2e55_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/741/22785170013_8112986f5a_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/647/23116592010_b242e02980_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on December 06, 2015, 08:35:18 am
Bondage bears!

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12356875_967669546611998_1987973559888867745_o.jpg) (https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12308810_967669399945346_1441502821628563395_n.jpg?oh=52157ac3990184a4253583cdc161d378&oe=56E5156E)

 (https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12316350_967669633278656_556356856408136329_n.jpg?oh=ffbb6fc02e9eca80345c386c5a8ebb61&oe=56E29D11)

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Naeree on December 12, 2015, 02:00:06 am
Nice costume  ;D really good idea to make Teddy bear in bondage version ^))^
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on December 14, 2015, 05:24:10 am
Nice costume  ;D really good idea to make Teddy bear in bondage version ^))^

It was with the entertainment team in my local gay / queer club - they usually do pretty crazy stuff, it's great working with them :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on December 18, 2015, 02:25:29 am
Bondage bears!

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12356875_967669546611998_1987973559888867745_o.jpg)


Nice body shape!

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on December 18, 2015, 02:28:00 am
We had some snow yesterday, but all of it was melted away in the campus.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/769/23527671540_b8e34ef35b_b.jpg)

The flower pattern skirt was delivered just ago, and I tried it.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on December 18, 2015, 02:54:01 am
We had some snow yesterday, but all of it was melted away in the campus.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/769/23527671540_b8e34ef35b_b.jpg)

The flower pattern skirt was delivered just ago, and I tried it.

barbie~~

Lovely contrast. The tree being very skeletal and your tall stature sets it off. It is a bit dark to see the effect of your skirt and the flower in your hair on the overall pic. But lovely idea.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on December 19, 2015, 01:47:58 am
Lovely contrast. The tree being very skeletal and your tall stature sets it off. It is a bit dark to see the effect of your skirt and the flower in your hair on the overall pic. But lovely idea.

Oh. Thanks, Cindy. I am not any kind of photographer, but I take millions photos every year.

It should be very hot there in Australia, isn't it?

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on December 19, 2015, 01:57:29 am
Lovely contrast. The tree being very skeletal and your tall stature sets it off. It is a bit dark to see the effect of your skirt and the flower in your hair on the overall pic. But lovely idea.

Oh. Thanks, Cindy. I am not any kind of photographer, but I take millions photos every year.

It should be very hot there in Australia, isn't it?

barbie~~

Extremely!

I have bought myself a programable remote so I can try and photograph the electric storms that roll in when the cool changes come in. But at the moment is is too hot and the UV too high to go out safely for any length of time.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on December 19, 2015, 02:23:01 am
Yesterday.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/726/23733502012_aa69c66414_b.jpg)

The snow is very clean.

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12094
(http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a012000/a012094/global_abs_2005_print.jpg)

Fortunately I live in an island where the air quality is relative good. Only problem is the yellow dust from China.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/757/23841996205_dcaac73ed1_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Matthew on January 26, 2016, 06:10:10 pm
A few recent ones, not gonna post full sets of images here, more images on my page (https://www.facebook.com/MAppleyardPhotographer/)


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12604643_988889747823311_8796087403291681859_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/1513705_985385711507048_3338376673225349059_n.jpg?oh=af75c1f6edc59a25aa15d16a56e1ee78&oe=5742E720)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12391084_975973822448237_4066411736554057733_n.jpg?oh=9fde303284eb751247ca863ca97ecee1&oe=56FEF6AF)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12373257_974514039260882_7807162377255226635_n.jpg?oh=cd6ec2e2c7ec867f1c127fcbba47e944&oe=573A4F18)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 13, 2016, 02:31:40 pm
It is the season for buckwheat flower.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8238/29625211126_1438ab113f_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8155/29034206484_0e56e0fa05_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8366/29625209706_cc343f5547_o.jpg)

barbie~~

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: sarah1972 on September 13, 2016, 10:00:50 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160914/a7ce7dbf0a3a21fe06ec9e2383995fa7.jpg)

New York from Jersey City...
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: sarah1972 on September 13, 2016, 10:04:27 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160914/7df0121cecd00db274d943cb9f8bfe7e.jpg)
Evening sky after a storm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160914/18aeb4d745335b41a8b1e837e689ecbf.jpg)
Waking up in Montreal

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160914/86e921723fc8d8f0409727e7b3472219.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 14, 2016, 11:24:55 am
The mountain is called 'Hallasan': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallasan

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8311/29388250160_f5b8818470_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8430/29052561324_e576780118_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8118/29388208180_cf272cf1b3_b.jpg)

I am at the middle of the mountain.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: sarah1972 on September 14, 2016, 12:21:51 pm
The mountain is called 'Hallasan': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallasan

I am at the middle of the mountain.

barbie~~

Great pictures - you have a very talented photographer :-)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 14, 2016, 12:39:10 pm
Great pictures - you have a very talented photographer :-)

If you think so, then you should be a talented photographer, too.
I do not have any knowledge to evaluate the talent of a photographer, but I heard that a professional can evaluate the professionals.

Yes. He is a professional photographer, usually taking landscape photos, and No. 1 in aerial photography here in my country.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: DawnOday on September 14, 2016, 12:50:25 pm
I have loved photography since high school but did not have the time to pursue it much afterwards. Lately I have been involved with digital photography. portraits mostly. See my signature message below. With the software I have I can adjust the picture from true life to flawless.  But it does not work on everyone. Of those that MTF that have asked "Do I Pass" by programmatically reconfiguring the picture they submit. Ninety Percent of the pictures  where the ladies  ask "do I pass? I am astonished that not only do they pass they are stunningly gorgeous. I would like to someday post those pictures on one site for all to see.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 15, 2016, 01:04:04 am
I have loved photography since high school but did not have the time to pursue it much afterwards. Lately I have been involved with digital photography. portraits mostly. See my signature message below. With the software I have I can adjust the picture from true life to flawless.  But it does not work on everyone. Of those that MTF that have asked "Do I Pass" by programmatically reconfiguring the picture they submit. Ninety Percent of the pictures  where the ladies  ask "do I pass? I am astonished that not only do they pass they are stunningly gorgeous. I would like to someday post those pictures on one site for all to see.

You also use Photoshop for digital photography?

My friend recommended me to learn Photoshop, but I am not good at it.

You may post a few photos in this thread.


barbie~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 15, 2016, 01:06:47 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160914/a7ce7dbf0a3a21fe06ec9e2383995fa7.jpg)

New York from Jersey City...

That is Manhattan?

Do you trip frequently between NY and Montreal?

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Lyric on September 16, 2016, 11:02:54 am
You also use Photoshop for digital photography?

My friend recommended me to learn Photoshop, but I am not good at it.

It's not as easy as it looks. It took me like a year of how-to books and practice to get up to speed on Photoshop back in the 90s. There are lots of non-intuitive hidden obstacles in PS, but once you learn it it's very useful. A lot of photographers these days prefer Adobe Lightroom, which is a bit easier to use. I also use Gimp, which is free Photoshop sorta clone, but it's no easier to learn and is missing some of the best PS features. For photo retouch beginners, I usually recommend Paint.NET, a free Windows program that works like a very early version of Photoshop-- thus is much easier to use. It's features are limited, but I find it good for many quick photo adjustments.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 25, 2016, 06:46:11 am
For photo retouch beginners, I usually recommend Paint.NET, a free Windows program that works like a very early version of Photoshop-- thus is much easier to use. It's features are limited, but I find it good for many quick photo adjustments.

Lyric, Yes. I have used Paint.NET for simple edition of photo, which is great.

Today morning we went out to take photos of sunrise, but it was too cloudy.
Anyway my friend took several photos for me.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8374/29801565392_e5712b825a_o.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 28, 2016, 06:50:10 am

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5126/29689464870_17628809a0_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8499/29355729194_6a127822bb_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8398/29355740534_8c0c4f6862_b.jpg)

barbie~~

Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 29, 2016, 07:02:33 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8395/29968985126_eb735d2220_o.png)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: yewboy on September 29, 2016, 10:33:54 am
(http://65.media.tumblr.com/5eb51dd06bfaf72471f794e7c68759cf/tumblr_noxn0kS74v1uw2lf7o1_1280.jpg) (http://67.media.tumblr.com/ee102c42832f070e12dc04a1f0e789f5/tumblr_np5pttVMt81uw2lf7o1_1280.jpg)

(http://65.media.tumblr.com/8955db85b1769f9680ead61947a25c46/tumblr_nrn1w6GH4H1uw2lf7o1_1280.jpg) (http://67.media.tumblr.com/4a27f9719d7ff15d034b9fda5c9b29b1/tumblr_nrn2e2jope1uw2lf7o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on September 30, 2016, 05:20:04 pm
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/4a27f9719d7ff15d034b9fda5c9b29b1/tumblr_nrn2e2jope1uw2lf7o1_1280.jpg)

Yes. Very beautiful. You live in Germany? I have been once in Hamburg.

BTW, I am curious about the name of this flower, and it is very familiar to me.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: yewboy on September 30, 2016, 05:52:21 pm
Thanks! :)

Yeah, I'm currently living in Germany. I lived for quite a few years in Hamburg. Lovely city.

Erm as far as I know it's a Daisy.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Drexy/Drex on September 30, 2016, 08:50:35 pm
Walking to the bus after night shift pilbara
West Australia

https://imgur.com/a/pInre
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 01, 2016, 04:02:55 am
Erm as far as I know it's a Daisy.

Today I saw similar flowers while hiking near my home.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/30039083135_2b9a7a4c6e_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8133/30039087725_8565155253_b.jpg)

It is a native species here, and its scientific name is Dendranthema coreanum. In the mainland, the similar flowers are Chrysanthemum zawadskii subsp. latilobum (Maxim.) Kitag.
Yes. All of them look like daisy.

The daisy in your photo looks having more petals than the Chrysanthemum here.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 09, 2016, 08:38:59 pm
 Silver Grass Hill

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5688/30191219546_98f9e27c48_o.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 14, 2016, 04:15:24 am
Autumn sky in the front of my office.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8417/30315769955_12610652be_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8682/30315762295_3438c7c7e4_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5718/30018850130_ed72079b4e_b.jpg)

Samsung Galaxy smartphone
f/1.9
ISO-40

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on October 14, 2016, 12:00:50 pm
Sunset. October 6, 2016.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8272/30287299726_a694766136_b.jpg)

Canon EOS-1Ds  Mark III
f/5
1/160 sec
ISO-200.
57 mm
Flash.compulsory
Max Aperture 3


barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on May 30, 2017, 07:53:05 am
Maybe it is time we started this thread again


(http://i.imgur.com/eHrQACL.jpg)


Monstera deliciosa

Nikon D3200 Sigma 105mm
f5.6
ISO180 1/125




(http://i.imgur.com/js0NPpx.jpg)


Washing Day Blues
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on May 30, 2017, 11:33:09 am
Nice shots, Cindy.

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: ghostbees on May 30, 2017, 04:10:39 pm
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae   



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 Cindy, your photos are amazing!! I used to go to a photography group whilst I was in a mental health ward and I loved every second of it. I really need to start again!! What camera do you use?


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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on May 31, 2017, 03:05:18 am
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae   



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Thank you!

I use a Nikon D3200 DSLR body and a variety of lenses. I recently invested in a Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG Macro which I am really enjoying trying to learn to use. I took the Monstera picture with it.

I'm very much a beginner and I also use photography as therapy. In my case I use it for a bit of pain management. I'm a bit bent, stiff and twisted from the side effects of therapy so I need motivation to get out and about and be active and I find photography good for that.

How about posting a few of your pics? Don't worry about standards, if we did I would never post. It is the joy of sharing and getting ideas from each other about topic etc. Most phones have very good cameras and that is plenty to use for this thread. I think Barbie uses her phone and her pics are great!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: LizK on May 31, 2017, 08:02:35 am
Here is a couple of Pics I took last time I was on the River on  house boat

Early Morning on the Murray

(http://i.imgur.com/L4j6FT5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HV3gnxI.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on June 05, 2017, 03:08:11 am

Banksia Bud

(http://i.imgur.com/gvwXkKm.jpg)


Banksia Flower

(http://i.imgur.com/R9Cj7Kw.jpg)


Beware the Funnel Web
(yes I know she is out of focus, I was shaking too much  :laugh:)

(http://i.imgur.com/hvQIKIw.jpg)


Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on June 09, 2017, 08:03:59 am
Oaklands Wet Lands at Sunset


(http://i.imgur.com/1AIa7v0.jpg)



Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Valkyrie_2 on June 09, 2017, 08:26:57 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170609/461074a8f39ac2355ea8012b0b7d6f9c.jpg)
Just a mundane image I took at a herb festival.


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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on June 25, 2017, 10:58:19 am
My photos stink but I'll share my day trip here.  :)

Not going to need the car for this trip.

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Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on June 25, 2017, 01:53:15 pm
The Standells.  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: LizK on June 25, 2017, 08:53:22 pm
My photos stink but I'll share my day trip here.  :)



Looks like a pretty good day out to me... ;D
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Emilia on June 26, 2017, 12:46:52 am
I just recently got my first DSLR camera, for my 18th birthday (Thanks dad *-*). So i decided, why not try it out a bit and share the results c: Criticism is welcome as i want to improve c:

(http://i.imgur.com/7gxBbB7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IzxXLO7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fdsD7dJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on June 26, 2017, 01:59:26 am
It's summer here, but it has been unusually cool so far. And the monsoon just started here.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4266/34699547374_aeb46c3cd6_b.jpg)

Yes. Here we see all kinds of flowers. It's beautiful, and hopefully my life will be beautiful, too.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: LizK on June 26, 2017, 05:10:48 am
I just recently got my first DSLR camera, for my 18th birthday (Thanks dad *-*). So i decided, why not try it out a bit and share the results c: Criticism is welcome as i want to improve c:


Best thing I ever did was buy a book on the basics of using a DLSR camera's and it also talked about technique composition...all very basic stuff...and the other thing I do is take heaps!! My favourite is the first one
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: LizK on June 26, 2017, 05:13:29 am
It's summer here, but it has been unusually cool so far. And the monsoon just started here.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4266/34699547374_aeb46c3cd6_b.jpg)

Yes. Here we see all kinds of flowers. It's beautiful, and hopefully my life will be beautiful, too.

barbie~~

I like how you captured the day so well, I get a sense of it being a beautiful day...with a beautiful lady enjoying it  :)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on June 26, 2017, 05:34:52 am
Lovely to see some nice pics.

I'm searching the water in Devlyn's pics for tea leaves! (I'm not sure who will come to the party on that.)

Emilia, Happy Birthday!!  I've only just started taking pics as a hobby and I am doing some courses  on-line that are interesting for me. Let me know what sort of camera you have and if you are interested in the links. I like the first pic most of all maybe the depth of field could have included the details of the ball a little more?

Barbie, beautiful pic, I love the balance of the field of flowers and the sweeping clouds and the hat on the gorgeous woman of course!
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Devlyn on June 26, 2017, 06:01:29 am
I haven't checked lately, perhaps Australia has drifted close enough to Boston that you can just scoop up a nice cup of our famous saltwater tea?  :laugh:

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on June 26, 2017, 11:57:18 am
I like how you captured the day so well, I get a sense of it being a beautiful day...with a beautiful lady enjoying it  :)

Barbie, beautiful pic, I love the balance of the field of flowers and the sweeping clouds and the hat on the gorgeous woman of course!

Thanks, Elizabeth, Cindy. Actually it was my friend who took that photo. He is a professional photographer.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on June 26, 2017, 12:04:08 pm
I haven't checked lately, perhaps Australia has drifted close enough to Boston that you can just scoop up a nice cup of our famous saltwater tea?  :laugh:

Hugs, Devlyn

I just once visited Boston about 15 years ago during winter. People there were very kind and polite.

Yes. I have read some books on the history of colonial America including tea and cod fish, especially in New England. Particularly, "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World" https://www.amazon.com/Cod-Biography-Fish-Changed-World/dp/0140275010

Hope to visit again, especially Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Gloucester.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on June 26, 2017, 12:13:30 pm
Maybe it is time we started this thread again


(http://i.imgur.com/eHrQACL.jpg)


Monstera deliciosa

Nikon D3200 Sigma 105mm
f5.6
ISO180 1/125




(http://i.imgur.com/js0NPpx.jpg)


Washing Day Blues

I am hungry now.

Quote
The smell has been compared to a combination of pineapples and bananas. The fruit is considered edible and safe for humans.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstera_deliciosa

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on June 26, 2017, 12:16:35 pm
I just recently got my first DSLR camera, for my 18th birthday (Thanks dad *-*). So i decided, why not try it out a bit and share the results c: Criticism is welcome as i want to improve c:

(http://i.imgur.com/7gxBbB7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IzxXLO7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fdsD7dJ.jpg)

My friend, the photographer, says "passion" is the most important in photography.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cindy on November 16, 2017, 07:31:20 pm
Boris


(https://i.imgur.com/OJMRU91.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Drexy/Drex on December 08, 2017, 05:04:09 pm
This morinings sunrise in the pilbara

(https://vgy.me/RNI31X.jpg)

Looking nice cindy 😊
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Drexy/Drex on December 09, 2017, 01:37:26 am
(https://vgy.me/FhWxYE.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: LanaR on January 03, 2018, 06:44:16 pm
NYE 2018, fireworks, or is it some sort of sea creature  :o

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8f/71/5e/8f715eeda52ce43c70169ba82f034dc0.jpg)
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: barbie on January 06, 2018, 01:35:08 pm
NYE 2018, fireworks, or is it some sort of sea creature  :o

Great!

Good job.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cassi on January 06, 2018, 01:38:54 pm
(https://vgy.me/FhWxYE.jpg)

That picture is soooo cool.  I watched something about this type of cloud burst on one of the cable channels, totally trippy.
Title: Re: Share the photos you have taken
Post by: Cassi on January 06, 2018, 01:39:50 pm
(https://vgy.me/FhWxYE.jpg)

Oh nevermind, I forgot you're at the bottom of the world and the clouds are always upside down :)