Re: Your Photography

Postby Biker4Life on Sun 29/Nov/09 10:00pm

woodsy wrote:went out to bnt v8s got a few good shots still working threw them but heres a couple so far



2nd one is my fav
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Mon 30/Nov/09 8:53am

Tugboat wrote:
RJD wrote:Hahaha I almost bid against you, realy after a 400/5.6 so I didnt...

Gratz, ace lens!


RJD... seen this yet? http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 505452.htm


Ahh was offered and went for $1300, shame, I was on the QS ride so couldnt take the offer... :D
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Tugboat on Sat 5/Dec/09 11:32am

Tui anyone?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Datsane on Sat 5/Dec/09 1:38pm

Their hard buggers to get a photo of or a good photo atleast. Have acouple floating about here that I've tried to get a photo of but they bugger off just as I get the camera out.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Sat 5/Dec/09 3:26pm

Cyclists can be hard to catch too.....they bugger off quicker than Tui's, and they wont stay still long enough.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Tugboat on Sat 5/Dec/09 10:59pm

You reckon cyclists are hard to capture because of their speed. How about Korimako (Bellbirds) fighting for in low-light!!
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Re: Your Photography

Postby JohnnyC on Sat 5/Dec/09 11:11pm

My 10D sprang back to life today so I spent most of the afternoon cruising around taking some photos, as soon as I drove up the road I came across these guys playing some heavy metal out on the footpath! I carried on out to Lake Rotoiti and got a few snaps there too
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Re: Your Photography

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Sat 5/Dec/09 11:32pm

Awesome footpath metal guys. :D
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Monolith on Sun 6/Dec/09 12:01am

Haha! Vegas :rolleyes: :lol:
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Re: Your Photography

Postby WH on Sun 6/Dec/09 7:01am

The Mount Skateboarding Association put on a Vert Jam expo at the local ramp yesterday to raise funds for a new ramp. I went along to get some shooting practice. It was pretty contrasty because of the mid-afternoon sun, I tried using flash to fill the shadows but it was my first attempt and my flash is manual only so it was very trial-and-error. Got some that I'm pleased with though.

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Need to photoshop out the distant seagull - looks like a huge bit of dust on the sensor!
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This one was a 9-year-old grom doing his first ever drop-in. Took him about 10 minutes to build up the nerve, but he got the biggest cheer of the day and won himself a new deck for his troubles :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Sun 6/Dec/09 9:14am

All going well I will get a bit more practice on cyclists today. The Kapiti Cycle Club has their hill climbing champs (which I am not riding in), so last night I scoped out a suitable corner, although it is looking a little grey out there. I am still very much learning, but my goal today is to get the whole really sharp foreground (cyclist) and blurry background (Kapiti Island) thing sorted. I know it is an aperture thing, but I can never remember which end of the scale I go to. Still, I will get their early and practice on my car or a fence post or something.
Will post a couple of results tonight. :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ArjanH on Sun 6/Dec/09 10:08am

nzmatto wrote:All going well I will get a bit more practice on cyclists today. The Kapiti Cycle Club has their hill climbing champs (which I am not riding in), so last night I scoped out a suitable corner, although it is looking a little grey out there. I am still very much learning, but my goal today is to get the whole really sharp foreground (cyclist) and blurry background (Kapiti Island) thing sorted. I know it is an aperture thing, but I can never remember which end of the scale I go to. Still, I will get their early and practice on my car or a fence post or something.
Will post a couple of results tonight. :)

If it is as grey out there as it is here I hope you have a very fast zoom lens or you'll be pushing it uphill with a pointy stick. :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby JohnnyC on Sun 6/Dec/09 12:22pm

nzmatto wrote:All going well I will get a bit more practice on cyclists today. The Kapiti Cycle Club has their hill climbing champs (which I am not riding in), so last night I scoped out a suitable corner, although it is looking a little grey out there. I am still very much learning, but my goal today is to get the whole really sharp foreground (cyclist) and blurry background (Kapiti Island) thing sorted. I know it is an aperture thing, but I can never remember which end of the scale I go to. Still, I will get their early and practice on my car or a fence post or something.
Will post a couple of results tonight. :)


Possibly a bit late, but you want a wide aperture (low F-stop like 2.8 or 4) and I like use a longish lens (135-300mm) as they have a much shallower depth of field and at the same time "compress" the image by appearing to bring whatever is in the background closer.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Sun 6/Dec/09 6:06pm

Yup, you were right, it got dark, and quick. I could only get down to 4.4fs and I ended up on the wrong side of the road for any light, so most of the photo's were well below par (even for me). I am sure the club guys & gals will be happy though. There not terrible, but I just could not get the effect I was looking for. Oddly enough the best of the pics was of this guy who was not part of the event, just riding up the hill prior to it. :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ArjanH on Sun 6/Dec/09 8:22pm

nzmatto wrote:Oddly enough the best of the pics was of this guy who was not part of the event, just riding up the hill prior to it. :)
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Yeah thats one of the laws of photgraphy.
Best shooting position and time is always just before or after the event. (I think it is covered in Murphy's laws too) :)
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