Just because...Open thread

Show everyone the latest shots which make you feel dead chuffed with your camera choice
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Just because...Open thread

Unread postby sury » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:37 am

I took these three images with two different cameras and three different ways.

This is Sony 50HX-V in a dark room (no external light) and close up with flash.

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This one with A900 and 70-400 with HVL58 (shutter at 1/320 for no particular reason :D )

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I was clearing a shelf and found that I have beam extender contraption for the flash and decided why not!!! :lol:
I was farther away and zoomed in, increased shutter to 1/1250 after trying 1/320 and finding the flash was too bright.

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I invite all of you to post any images that do not fit into any category and you do not want to create a separate thread to post your shots just because..... you took them. Good enough reason for me. :lol:

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Unread postby the_hefay » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:03 am

They all are different. I really like the isolation of the flower in the first one.
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Unread postby Kalainen » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:53 pm

First one for me too, because of black background - gives the best contrast with flower.

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Unread postby bakubo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:53 pm

Good work!

Perseus with the Head of Medusa, Florence, Italy, 2001 (scanned negative)

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Unread postby Pitter » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:03 pm

I like the first one too. I am also experimenting with my a6000 using "manual" with flash instead of "intelligent auto". One thing I discovered that I don't care for is that in relatively low light IA shoots the iso way up producing a grainy image.
Sony a6000 with 1.8 24 mm

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Unread postby sury » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:04 am

Pitter, I found superior auto to work better than intelligent auto on my 50HX-V and Nex5.
You may want to try that setting, assuming we are talking the same language. :lol:

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Unread postby sury » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:05 am

[quote="bakubo"]Good work!

Perseus with the Head of Medusa, Florence, Italy, 2001 (scanned negative)

I like the perspective Henry and thank you.

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Unread postby Pitter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:53 am

Yes Sury will do.
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Unread postby Birma » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:39 am

Here is one just because ...

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2014 Tiddesley - Winter Wood 1 by Birm, on Flickr

This is meant to convey the feeling of the woods in winter. Everything is brown, and slightly ominous. This was made using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM).

A99 and SAL 70-400 mk 1
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Unread postby mikeriach » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:45 pm

Like all of these so far.

Andy, glad to see the 70-400G getting well used and not sitting in a cupboard.
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Unread postby sury » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:54 pm

Nice one Andy. Tutorial on ICM anytime soon?

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Unread postby Birma » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:57 am

Thank you Mike and Sury :)

Mike, I never go anywhere without the 70-400 :) . It is becoming one of my most used landscape lenses. It is a close run thing between it and the 28-75. I've had several sessions recently shooting from hill tops and it is great to have all of that reach to pick out details in the landscape.

Sury, I'll trying put a few words together, although I'm really just getting the hang of it myself - happy to share what I've found so far. One of my inspirations for this type of picture is a photographer called Susanna Euston - you can see her work, including many great abstract landscape and flower pictures, here http://www.susannaeustonphotography.com/featured.html.
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Unread postby the_hefay » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:52 am

Great shot Andy. It certainly conveys the mood of winter in the woods. Well done. I too, would like to hear some more about your technique. You've been producing better and better ICM shots.
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Unread postby Cogito » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:31 am

Nice woody scene. I'd have liked to have taken that!

Edmond (OK) Zoo - 2004. Just because it was a digital camera and so there were no processing costs.

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Unread postby sury » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:04 am

Nice ones Tony. Especially the first one....

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