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Discussion in 'Photography' started by JohnRice, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    My wife and I were infatuated with the Amazon Prime commercial featuring the Golden Retriever:



    So I went ahead and ordered a Lion's Mane for Ernest and gathered up my youngest granddaughter:

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    It's tough working with both kids and dogs in the same frame...

    Real tough.

    As an aside, Ernest doesn't mind the mane at all. So there's THAT to be grateful for...

    (this is an iPhone pic)

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  2. JohnRice

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    I was digging through some macro shots from this Autumn.

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  3. Scott Merryfield

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    I had a chance to play with my new Sigma 105mm macro lens while we were in South Carolina for the past two weeks. Here are a few macro and non-macro shots with the lens. All shots were handheld -- I brought along my tripod, but was too lazy to ever take it out of the car.

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    It works fine as a portrait lens, too.
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  4. Dave Moritz

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    Alot of nice photographs in this thread! Think I will pass on posting anything I have taken as it is not that good and I am only using a Canon EOS Rebal T3.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    Dave: my gear is nothing special either...but I love taking pictures! And the guys here who know everything were kind enough to start a thread for those of us who are learning basics.

    I'm a total amateur with limited knowledge who doesn't have enough time to take enough pictures...but, luckily, I've got dogs and grandkids (not necessarily in that order) who inspire me! :D
     
  6. JohnRice

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    Don't use that as an excuse.
     
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    Scott Merryfield

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    Remember, it's not the camera that makes quality photographs, it's the person behind the camera. Your Rebel T3 is perfectly capable of producing excellent photos if you take the time to learn the basics. I have enlarged photos hanging on our walls that were taken with a Canon Rebel XT, which is much older than your T3.

    Here are a couple I took in the Canadian Rockies with the Rebel XT which are hanging on our walls. These were straight out of the camera jpegs, as I'd only owned the camera a month, and it was my first dSLR (and only 2nd digital camera). I didn't feel comfortable shooting and processing RAW files yet. My biggest regret later was not shooting RAW right from the start.

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  8. Scott Merryfield

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    A couple of sunset shots from Key Largo in the Florida Keys. I used DxO PhotoLab instead of Adobe Lightroom to edit and process the RAW files from this trip, which also included stops in Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park and Everglades National Park.

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    A daytime shot from Key Largo:

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  9. Mike Frezon

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    Just a cellphone pic. But that's all I had on me when I was walking the dogs in our last snowstorm:

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  10. Scott Merryfield

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    A few shots from our recent two week trip to South Carolina.

    Atalaya -- the winter home for the Huntington's

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    I shot these with my Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone:

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    Not a great shot, but this gator was near my golf ball, so I had to hit my chip shot while keeping one eye on him -- not an easy feat!
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  11. Mike Frezon

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    I'd have given you a mulligan, Scott! :D
     
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    Man, this looks like fun. Now I am bummed I went solo!
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    I thought I'd contribute something that isn't one of my dogs or a grandchild!

    Instead, a Scottish Highland cow:

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    And, I just want y'all to know I suffered for my art. I had to lean over a double fence to get this shot and as I was leaning, a goat was in the space between the wooden fence and the metal fence and wanted to let me know he was there so he gave me a good whack with his horns! The cow seemed to chuckle at my plight! :D

    I'd be curious to know if you guys thought there was anything interesting I could do with this shot in post-production to improve it.
     
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    You could try adding a grad neutral density filter to try and bring out some of the detail in your blown out sky, if the software you use has that feature -- both Lightroom and DxO PhotoLab can do this. If you don't have anything that will do that, you can send me the RAW file and I could give it a try.
     
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    I'd put in an artificial vignette. This would remove the blown out sky and the corral details and focus on the star of the shot.
     
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    Messing around with Lightroom CC mobile image capture on my iPhone 6s. I had not used it previously but discovered it could shoot DNG so I thought I would try it out on a walk from Nijo Station in Kyoto to our hotel. We stumbled upon this beatiful garden and temple and had to take a few snaps.
     
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    So, the question is, will I get out and take any pics this weekend, for the first time in longer than I can remember?

    Anyone else?
     
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    It's been awhile for me, too. I took a few last weekend on Mackinac Island, but mostly family shots. We've been there so many times I have a difficult time finding anything new to shoot. We were supposed to go to Greenfield Village in Dearborn later today for a Civil War Remembrance, but we may get rained out.
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    I've actually been taking a TON of pictures lately. I've been taking some for my wife's writing projects.

    But I've been too busy to post any here.

    I'll try to get some up soon.
     

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