Postby konaking on Wed 23/Jul/08 8:09pm

Malcy wrote: two weeks old but this was the view from Zippy's in Rotovegas looking up towards where Hot X buns is?

Either way, it was freekin cold!


last time i rode hot cross buns which was at da start of dis year it was all over grown and shit
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Postby Mr_GTR on Thu 24/Jul/08 4:35pm

Here's a few shots from playing around with my newly acquired camera. Just testing out some setting and what not, and then a bit of PP Lightroom too.

Constructive criticism is welcomed! :thumbsup:
Kim (Small).jpg
Kim stand (Small).jpg
Kim Stare (Small).jpg
Roof (Small).jpg
I obviously bumped the camera during this one ...
Taxi (Small).jpg
Truck (Small).jpg
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Postby VERT on Thu 24/Jul/08 4:48pm

mint :thumbsup:
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Postby tartgrandmother on Thu 24/Jul/08 6:37pm

found a frog in our garden :eh:
dont know how it got there, but wanted a pic
i know they are pretty average but anywho
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Postby PhilterNZ on Thu 24/Jul/08 7:10pm

Nice stuff MR GTR and TGM.

Mr GTR - why do you say you bumped the camera during the rootop shot ?

On your last one I would have let the exposure run a bit longer so the lights run right across the image, or crop it I guess, much like you have with taxi.

the first one has good DOF, and nice focus on Kims eyes, the third one is too busy, the background just gets in the way. Seeing what is in the background (and foreground) of your shot is just another one of those things you have to learn to think about as well as the actual subject and all the technical stuff.
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Postby Mr_GTR on Thu 24/Jul/08 7:22pm

PhilterNZ wrote: Nice stuff MR GTR and TGM.

Mr GTR - why do you say you bumped the camera during the rootop shot ?

On your last one I would have let the exposure run a bit longer so the lights run right across the image, or crop it I guess, much like you have with taxi.

the first one has good DOF, and nice focus on Kims eyes, the third one is too busy, the background just gets in the way. Seeing what is in the background (and foreground) of your shot is just another one of those things you have to learn to think about as well as the actual subject and all the technical stuff.


I say I bumped it because if you look at the stars, they have a 'spike' in their trails. (you may not be able to see that with bad resolution ... )

Ha, and with the truck, it was a 30 second shutter speed, so we were yelling at the truck to drive quicker, but yelling and screaming didnt help :hmmm: So the shot ran out, and it was where it was. And I didnt crop the taxi shot at all.

I agree with the backround being distracting in the third one. Pity though, because it's a nice 'pose'.

Thanks for the criticism, and I will try learn from it! :thumbsup: Thanx
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Postby avantibill on Thu 24/Jul/08 7:36pm

Great pics, Tart & GTR.

Great advice Philter, I am learning and getting more inspiraton from the photos and comments posted.
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Postby Mr_GTR on Thu 24/Jul/08 10:37pm

avantibill wrote:Great advice Philter, I am learning and getting more inspiraton from the photos and comments posted.


Ditto. It's awesome to have a number of VERY talented (and friendly) photographers willing to criticise upbuildingly, and share some of their own pics.

Thumbs up to all of you guys! It's mostly because of the inspiration (a lot due to the cool photos you post) from you guys that I went out and bought a semi-pro camera. :thumbsup:
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Postby Mr_GTR on Thu 24/Jul/08 10:40pm

tartgrandmother wrote: found a frog in our garden :eh:
dont know how it got there, but wanted a pic
i know they are pretty average but anywho


Wow, that's actually a big frog. Cool. :)
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Postby Mr_GTR on Thu 24/Jul/08 10:46pm

And waiting, wishing for some decent weather for some photo taking. Pity they aren't waterproof. But yeah, my camera doesnt take good photos sitting in a box in my room. Fingers crossed ...

Or ... Is there anything worthwhile practising on INdoors where it doesn't rain?
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Postby spiderweb on Thu 24/Jul/08 10:49pm

mr_gtr wrote:
avantibill wrote:Great advice Philter, I am learning and getting more inspiraton from the photos and comments posted.


Ditto. It's awesome to have a number of VERY talented (and friendly) photographers willing to criticise upbuildingly, and share some of their own pics.

Thumbs up to all of you guys! It's mostly because of the inspiration (a lot due to the cool photos you post) from you guys that I went out and bought a semi-pro camera. :thumbsup:


I am looking at cameras at present but for the life of me cannot make up my mind. What did you settle on yourself?
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Postby Mr_GTR on Thu 24/Jul/08 10:53pm

spiderweb wrote:
mr_gtr wrote:
avantibill wrote:Great advice Philter, I am learning and getting more inspiraton from the photos and comments posted.


Ditto. It's awesome to have a number of VERY talented (and friendly) photographers willing to criticise upbuildingly, and share some of their own pics.

Thumbs up to all of you guys! It's mostly because of the inspiration (a lot due to the cool photos you post) from you guys that I went out and bought a semi-pro camera. :thumbsup:


I am looking at cameras at present but for the life of me cannot make up my mind. What did you settle on yourself?


I sifted through the DSLR section on trademe, ordering them by price. I then looked around the $500 mark, and asked a photographer uncle about what one to get. He advised me on a few, and then I showed VERT, and he said to get the one that Ive now got, a Canon EOS 10D. And it's swell!

The best thing to do is ask someone who knows.
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Postby JohnnyC on Thu 24/Jul/08 11:15pm

mr_gtr wrote:
spiderweb wrote:
mr_gtr wrote:
avantibill wrote:Great advice Philter, I am learning and getting more inspiraton from the photos and comments posted.


Ditto. It's awesome to have a number of VERY talented (and friendly) photographers willing to criticise upbuildingly, and share some of their own pics.

Thumbs up to all of you guys! It's mostly because of the inspiration (a lot due to the cool photos you post) from you guys that I went out and bought a semi-pro camera. :thumbsup:


I am looking at cameras at present but for the life of me cannot make up my mind. What did you settle on yourself?


I sifted through the DSLR section on trademe, ordering them by price. I then looked around the $500 mark, and asked a photographer uncle about what one to get. He advised me on a few, and then I showed VERT, and he said to get the one that Ive now got, a Canon EOS 10D. And it's swell!

The best thing to do is ask someone who knows.


I've got a 10D too and I really really like it, seems to take pretty good photos (most of mine have bikes in them though) and I find it nice to use too :thumbsup:
Just need a fisheye lens for it soon though
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Postby Conners on Fri 25/Jul/08 12:20am

Awesome shots mr gtr and TGM :thumbsup:
I actually quite like the way the truck shot stops. Looks like he was parked up and then hyperspaced outa there!

Oh TGM - turn off the date stamp in your camera settings - it's nothing you can't tell from the file anyway - and it just detracts from your shot(IMO). Very cool pics otherwise though.
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Postby VERT on Fri 25/Jul/08 7:17am

mr_gtr wrote:
PhilterNZ wrote: Nice stuff MR GTR and TGM.

Mr GTR - why do you say you bumped the camera during the rootop shot ?

On your last one I would have let the exposure run a bit longer so the lights run right across the image, or crop it I guess, much like you have with taxi.

the first one has good DOF, and nice focus on Kims eyes, the third one is too busy, the background just gets in the way. Seeing what is in the background (and foreground) of your shot is just another one of those things you have to learn to think about as well as the actual subject and all the technical stuff.


I say I bumped it because if you look at the stars, they have a 'spike' in their trails. (you may not be able to see that with bad resolution ... )



nope thats the stars moving :thumbsup: have a look at this

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moving starts, statue not blurred
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