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by jbtaylor
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma Big Lenses
Replies: 43
Views: 3316

Re: Sigma Big Lenses

Full scale?
by jbtaylor
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Some Reflections

Kind words bossel. Thanks. I had hoped to do some research on the whole stock photography thing.
by jbtaylor
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma Big Lenses
Replies: 43
Views: 3316

Re: Sigma Big Lenses

Sorry for the delay. Just getting used to this website. I owned the 50-500 at one time and liked it. However, I was just a beginner and didn't know what to compare it to and was a novice at photography (probably still challenged but at least I have a better idea of why). This is the best shot that I...
by jbtaylor
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Some Reflections

Thanks for the comments Kevin and bossel. Regarding the shadow, there is a dark section at the top of the rock in the upper center of the image. It is shaped like an arrowhead. I thought there was some color balance there but I can see what you mean. Regarding my family tree and Picasso, not that I ...
by jbtaylor
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Some Reflections

Another attempt to find shape and color in a natural setting. This is rocks and algae in a stream.

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by jbtaylor
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Some Reflections

The last shot is an out of focus palm tree branch with Christmas lights in the background. It was taken at the shopping mall near my home. I set the camera on MF and then defocused the frame. I was just trying to get the shapes to fill certain parts of the frame in a balanced way.
by jbtaylor
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Some Reflections

One more attempt at blurry or out of focus shapes.
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by jbtaylor
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Bought the SAL-135F18Z
Replies: 18
Views: 2297

Re: Bought the SAL-135F18Z

Congrats on the lens. Get in shape. That thing is pretty heavy.
by jbtaylor
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Any ideas Why This is Blown Out?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Any ideas Why This is Blown Out?

I did have a polarizer on at the time. I don't think my camera was set correctly. In fact, it was just a test shot but I was surprised at the backboard being so blown out.
EXIF is f2.0
ISO 800
Speed 1/8000
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by jbtaylor
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Some Reflections

Thanks for the feedback. I think you are correct. I was focusing on the part of the image that was supposed to be out of focus. I think I left some money on the table. I sometimes get so involved in composition that I forget to think about what can help me technically. Well, that's why we do this. T...
by jbtaylor
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some Reflections
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Some Reflections

Looking for reflections and posting all by myself.
It's good to be alive.

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by jbtaylor
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A Test
Replies: 21
Views: 1356

Re: A Test

OMG. Can you say idiot.
Reading disability strikes again.

Last one. Please let me know if this works so I can start kicking myself.
Thanks to all.

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by jbtaylor
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Best lens for sports photography
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Best lens for sports photography

Thanks Sonolta. Your comments are helpful but I think it may be a camera setting issue. I will try tom provide an example of what I mean later this evening.
by jbtaylor
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A Test
Replies: 21
Views: 1356

Re: A Test

I tried the following link and one with /large.jpeg and got the unable to determine size message and the comment would not post. Thanks guys. Don't spend any more of your valuable time on this one. http://www.pbase.com/jstaylor/image/105829945/large.jpeg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by jbtaylor
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A Test
Replies: 21
Views: 1356

Re: A Test

One more time. I can seed this image as well but I doubt you can. I tried the other suggestions by got the "cannot determine size" message.

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