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Sassy
12-17-2007, 08:01 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4076.jpg

Jens1893
12-21-2007, 10:42 AM
A friend got me a miniature of Invesco for Christmas and I am just playing around with my dadīs new Panasonic Lumix DMC LS75 to replace the old Ixus as a small cam when he canīt be bothered to take the big Powershot S3

Taco John
12-22-2007, 07:59 AM
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=20789&d=1198258923



It looks like Elway's getting ready to put knock-kneed Plummer on his assssssssssssssssssss.

Bronx33
12-22-2007, 01:21 PM
Hey you can see AK!

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=20790&d=1198258937

ZachKC
12-22-2007, 02:57 PM
From downtown Kansas City.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2038/2129191792_128b93b35f.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2119327047_7f8665e698.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2337/2120106466_83021d1a56.jpg?v=0

ZachKC
12-23-2007, 06:04 PM
Thought you folks would like to know a really good experience I had. I have been having problems finding a provider I am really happy with. For the holidays I gave a lot of photographs that friends and family liked of mine...so I tried out mpix.com

Wow, really good quality...really good prices. I was also really happy with the turn around time.

They do good work and have an easy system for uploading and previewing. All kinds of sizes and different products.

Worth a try if you are getting your pictures printed out. They also have a reasonably priced matting and framing service.

http://www.doneseo.com/images/mpix.jpg

Sassy
12-29-2007, 12:18 AM
My niece...yeah, I know...she's wearing the Addai jersey my parents got my brother in law...but it's funny!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4417.jpg

Sassy
12-29-2007, 12:18 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4415.jpg

Sassy
12-29-2007, 12:47 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4350.jpg
My nieces and nephews!

Sassy
12-29-2007, 01:52 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4504.jpg

Golfing Santas...at the Quailridge Golf Course in Clarkston, WA on Christmas Day...they do this every year!

Meck77
12-29-2007, 01:33 PM
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6850/beaverqo7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Sassy
12-31-2007, 07:21 AM
UGH...my TORNADO room...I'm in the process of making a photo album and organizing my scrapbook stuff...it's usually NOT this bad! Ha!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4608.jpg

Sassy
12-31-2007, 07:22 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_4607.jpg

missingnumber7
01-04-2008, 06:43 AM
Picture 1 Sunset in iraq
Picture 2 kids dancing as we drive by
Picture 3 a nice house near Bahqbah

NYBronco
01-20-2008, 10:03 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/0117081352.jpg

Near Hanover MD this past week.

Orange_Beard
01-20-2008, 02:16 PM
At one time I had a Land Rover Discovery, I used to love to drive it on roads that looked like that....It was really heavy and with a new set of tires it was unstoppable.

smalltowngrll
02-11-2008, 12:20 AM
A few awesome photos from the weekend...Most are from the Chinese Gardens in Portland! It was the Chinese New Year! Enter the year of the rat!

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/architecure.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/archway.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/chinesegarden.jpg

smalltowngrll
02-11-2008, 12:25 AM
http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/chinesegarden2.jpg

This one was drawn on the wall at our hotel in Portland. There's a cool bar there on the property where they hold lots of concerts!
I think some of you might know this guy....

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/curt.jpg

A flower at the chinese garden

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/flower.jpg

Thought this was kinda funny...again, we were in Chinatown...
http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/hungfarlo.jpg

At the chinese gardens...this was so fascinating! It was soooo tiny but looked like it should be gigantic!

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/littletree.jpg

chadta
02-11-2008, 12:29 AM
philly from the jersey side of the river
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/chadta12/Philly/P3120051.jpg

the house my wifes friend stays at and watches, and we got to stay at

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/chadta12/Philly/P3130078-1.jpg

the story behind the house

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/chadta12/Philly/P3130077.jpg

chadta
02-11-2008, 12:33 AM
these are som eof my favorite pics i have

1st is my boy feeding a swan at lasalle park
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/chadta12/ducks/IMG_1121.jpg

2nd is my kids with cookie monster at sesame place

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/chadta12/characters/IMG_1046.jpg

3rd is downtown charlotte north carolina, infront of the charlotte sign, charlotte happens to be my daughters name so she thought it was awesome

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/chadta12/characters/charlottesign.jpg

REB
02-11-2008, 01:18 AM
Nice pics and good looking kids chadta :thumbsup:

Meck77
03-02-2008, 11:18 PM
Desmond's goat Billy. This son of a gun hopped the fence in the background today. Yes he is possessed.

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4649/algoatbobbymom016rm8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Sassy
03-03-2008, 12:40 AM
Great pic! LOL!

Pezman
03-10-2008, 09:21 PM
A couple from my past few months of fun

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/248983680_SwCJu-L-5.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/249121989_erBYq-L-1.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/246103679_hcXZD-L.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/246104385_vTnon-L-1.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/260370795_eyRDk-L-1.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/243915237_D45eP-L-1.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/263399825_GEp8W-L-2.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/253676321_Znau7-L-1.jpg

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/257929564_2Dpqi-L.jpg

Sassy
03-10-2008, 09:49 PM
Love the black/white one!
...and I really don't love you anymore...it's been in the neg temps here for two months on and off! BRAT!

vancejohnson82
03-11-2008, 05:16 PM
http://a104.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/126/l_5937a46c8561d934702d997362993177.jpg (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=27764506&albumID=0&imageID=961285)

vancejohnson82
03-11-2008, 05:17 PM
http://a104.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/126/l_5937a46c8561d934702d997362993177.jpg (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=27764506&albumID=0&imageID=961285)

BOOZER!!! he's a monster...don't let him fool you!

oubronco
03-11-2008, 05:58 PM
friggin awsome Pezman

ZachKC
03-13-2008, 05:16 AM
http://zcphotography.com/images/20071103142021_img_0627.jpg

Pezman
03-14-2008, 04:25 PM
I had to share this one... I've never seen a better color explosion of wildflowers here in the desert

http://www.pezpix.com/photos/265577464_9mmLJ-L.jpg

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:16 PM
I had a chance to take a road trip into northern Chile from Bolivia this last week. Thought I would share a few pics from the dusty, dirt road trip. The sights are simply amazing.

This first one is my favorite. This thing was just sitting on the tracks at the Bolivian side of the border. I guess this where old cars go to die...

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:23 PM
This one was taken on the Bolivian side of the border. If you look at the right side of the peak you can see that this volcano is puffing.

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:28 PM
This is the Bolivian border... it took us 45 minutes to find a Bolivian official to stamp our passports. As you can see, its pretty ez to just walk across. Also, a 2 minute ride into the desert on the vehicle would have easily gotten us around the block, too.

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:31 PM
Welcome to Chile! The border crossing is at about 13,500 feet. I believe most if not all the snow capped mountains, mostly volcanoes, in the area were 20 thousand or more.

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:37 PM
This is some of the badlands in the Atacama Desert near Calama, Chile. This is the world driest desert. This next week they will be filming the latest Bond flick here. At one point, we drove 20 minutes without me seeing any vegetation.

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:44 PM
Another shot of the Atacama. This one was taken from a speeding vehicle with a cheap little camera, so it misses a lot of the grandeur. But it shows the barren desert with the snow capped peaks in the background. The Atacama will go years at a time without rain. However, because of the mountains and their runoff, there is a surprising amount of streams and pools throughout the area making life more manageable then one might imagine.

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:48 PM
Back in Bolivia. We stopped on the Uyuni Salt Flats. Some one built a hotel of salt here... beds, benches, counters, and walls are completely made of salt. Hope it doesnt rain!

loborugger
03-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Had to include one final funny one...

ZachKC
03-21-2008, 01:53 PM
http://zcphotography.com/images/20080317211720_img_3740.jpg

http://zcphotography.com/images/20080317211300_img_4582.jpg

http://zcphotography.com/images/20071105111442_178680122_aac98c9186_b.jpg

Sassy
03-21-2008, 04:46 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5451.jpg

My backyard as of 1/2 hour ago! Keep in mind...the trees were bare and the green grass was coming through less than 24 hours ago!

Sassy
03-21-2008, 04:47 PM
Sideview...
MERRY CHRISTMAS MANERS! LOL!
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5454.jpg

Sassy
03-21-2008, 06:03 PM
I love black and white!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5452-2.jpg

Sassy
03-21-2008, 06:04 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5454-1.jpg

Orange_Beard
03-21-2008, 09:32 PM
I will post some beach pictures this weekend.

I must say, I don't miss the snow this time of year.

Sassy
03-22-2008, 01:27 AM
I stopped at the flowershop today to makeup for the snow!...well, somewhat!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5455.jpg

NYBronco
04-01-2008, 10:18 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/0311082017.jpg

My son took this on a recent trip to NYC.

Chris
04-05-2008, 01:37 PM
Those Bolivia shots are straight out of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid for me :)

missingnumber7
04-05-2008, 01:58 PM
The wife got the son some sun glasses.

Meck77
04-11-2008, 12:28 AM
ole Touchdown....

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/4399/tdbk1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

BMF Bronco
04-11-2008, 06:41 PM
being a tourist in my own town...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/bmfbuffalo/dnever3.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/bmfbuffalo/denver2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/bmfbuffalo/denver.jpg

Spider
04-12-2008, 02:05 AM
Wife and triplets before I left out this week .......... the Girls already think they can drive ;D

loborugger
04-15-2008, 01:40 PM
Thats the problem with women, Spider. No matter how old they are, they think they can drive...:wiggle:

smalltowngrll
04-19-2008, 01:35 PM
Here are a few of the pics from my trip...

These are from Faneul Hall...

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/FaneulHall.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/FaneulHall2.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/FaneulHall3.jpg

JPEZ
04-19-2008, 01:45 PM
Wife and triplets before I left out this week .......... the Girls already think they can drive ;D

Thank goodness the triplets don't look like Dad!! :~ohyah!: ;)
Nice pics Spidey!! :strong:

smalltowngrll
04-19-2008, 01:46 PM
These are some Red Sox home opener pics. We saw them get their World Series rings and display the World Series Champions banner (sorry, not trying to rub it into the Rox fans...but, this was a once in a life time experience). And, not to mention, Bill Buckley throw the opening pitch.

As I've said before, whether you are a Red Sox fan or not, seeing Fenway (especially on THAT day) is a great experience. It's a sports fan's experience. And I KNOW you all can relate with me on that!

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/CyYoung.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/2004and2007.jpg

Some of Basketball and Hockey greats!! (This is the picture before they brought out the crazy Patriots players...UGH! ;))
http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/StanleyCup.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/Fenway.jpg

smalltowngrll
04-19-2008, 01:55 PM
http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/Sphere1.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/Sphere2.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/Sphere3.jpg

smalltowngrll
04-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Ground Zero!

We didn't do any tours or go to the museum they have. We just walked down the street trying to find it. All of a sudden there was a huge hole in the middle of Manhattan!!! WOW.... Very emotional. No words to describe it. Nothing will suffice...it's just there!

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/groundzero.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/groundzero2.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/groundzero3.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/groundzero4.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/groundzero5.jpg

smalltowngrll
04-19-2008, 02:09 PM
Right accross the street from our hotel was a fire station. Ladder Company #2, I believe.

They lost 10 of their own in the 9/11 tragedy. We went in and visited with some of the fire fighters they day following our visit to ground zero. I'm the softy and just broke down in tears for their loss after talking with them.

Memorials hold a new meaning to me........

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/911memorial.jpg

Sassy
04-19-2008, 02:33 PM
Very emotional pics Kerri...From the ultimate "High" in a World Series Championship...to the ultimate "Low" of the tragedies of 911...

loborugger
04-19-2008, 02:54 PM
Ground Zero!

http://www.geocities.com/smalltowngrll/groundzero5.jpg

If I remember the geography of the site, the building in the center of the picture that is obscured by the crane is a Marriot. I stayed in that Marriot one night about 5 years ago, about 20 floors up. I spent probably 30 minutes just staring down into that hole.

It seems to me that they havent made much progress since Sept of 2001.

Broncochica
04-19-2008, 04:28 PM
This one was taken on the Bolivian side of the border. If you look at the right side of the peak you can see that this volcano is puffing.

LOL Nice pics Lobo.. I'll have to show this pic to my 6yr old, he's fascinated with volcanoes! :~ohyah!:

BroncoBuff
04-19-2008, 11:25 PM
http://zcphotography.com/images/20080317211720_img_3740.jpg

http://zcphotography.com/images/20080317211300_img_4582.jpg
Great stuff .... the restaurant shot looks like a slick mag ad.

Are these digital or film?



http://zcphotography.com/images/20071105111442_178680122_aac98c9186_b.jpg
Nice centering sofa:railing.

My amateur two cents ... I wouldda shot from a bit higher. Sofa wouldda seemed even less worthwhile from a higher angle, and thus the whimsical/satirical value of the pic might've been enhanced.

smalltowngrll
04-20-2008, 12:11 AM
If I remember the geography of the site, the building in the center of the picture that is obscured by the crane is a Marriot. I stayed in that Marriot one night about 5 years ago, about 20 floors up. I spent probably 30 minutes just staring down into that hole.

It seems to me that they havent made much progress since Sept of 2001.

What they are doing now is building under the ground there. The subway runs underneath there and they are reinforcing that (it's running there again) and building the foundation for the new buildings.

You can see from a distance when you look at the other buildings where they were torched. And the building in the background you can see that they are working on still because it was also damaged.

If I remember right, it took at least a year for them to clear it out...maybe two?

Yes, Sassy, it was an extremely emotional time.

I'm in the process of writing about it and when I'm finished, I'll post it in my blog. I think my eyes were opened to a coupld of different things that I'd never thought of before.

Sassy
04-21-2008, 10:01 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5681.jpg

Sassy
04-21-2008, 10:01 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5680.jpg

Sunrise this am.

Sassy
04-21-2008, 10:02 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5679.jpg

Sassy
04-21-2008, 10:24 PM
Just messing around with the camera...
Here's a necklace I designed...

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_5693.jpg

Sassy
06-14-2008, 11:47 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6229.jpg

After the tornado warning tonight!

Los Broncos
06-14-2008, 11:49 PM
Cool pic.

Sassy
06-14-2008, 11:53 PM
It was cool! A FULL double rainbow...unfortunately, I don't have a camera that will work to get the entire pic!

Sassy
06-15-2008, 11:20 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6228.jpg

REB
06-16-2008, 08:03 PM
Nice pics Sass :thumbsup:

Sassy
06-16-2008, 10:52 PM
Thanks Reb!
(and Crawdad and Chica for the rep comments!)

Orange_Beard
06-17-2008, 12:12 AM
Both of my brothers were in town this weekend. First time I have seen them both at the same time in 10 + years....
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mossking/2585609305/" title="IMG_6674.JPG by mossking, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2585609305_21d683eace.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_6674.JPG" /></a>

ZachKC
06-17-2008, 12:35 AM
Great stuff .... the restaurant shot looks like a slick mag ad.

Are these digital or film?




Thanks for the kind words. I am all digital. Never even walked into a darkroom.


Nice centering sofa:railing.

My amateur two cents ... I wouldda shot from a bit higher. Sofa wouldda seemed even less worthwhile from a higher angle, and thus the whimsical/satirical value of the pic might've been enhanced.
That photo has an interesting history. Never meant for it to be part of my portfolio or some important picture. When I lived in Springfield I walked outside for a run and noticed that across the street, thinking it was pretty funny. That was a few years back.

A few months ago I get a call from an ad agency in Texas, they saw the photo and wanted to use it for an ad campaign. I gave them some quotes for different usages and we worked out a deal. Somewhere it is being used as a YellowPages.com ad but I don't know where. ROFL! Doesn't bother me too much...the check cleared. ROFL!

Sassy
06-19-2008, 11:08 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6306.jpg

Sassy
06-19-2008, 11:09 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6307.jpg

Sassy
06-19-2008, 11:09 PM
Where's Ludo? The peppers are coming!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6310.jpg

Sassy
06-19-2008, 11:10 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6313.jpg

Sassy
06-19-2008, 11:12 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6315.jpg

Broncochica
06-19-2008, 11:25 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6315.jpg

Sassy, garden's growing nicely! :flower:

Sassy
06-19-2008, 11:29 PM
Thanks! Can't see a whole lot of it in the dark though! LOL!

Needa Pass Rush
06-20-2008, 02:44 PM
:wave:

missingnumber7
06-26-2008, 01:19 PM
Storms my first weekend home. 6/14 in fargo.

missingnumber7
06-26-2008, 01:20 PM
There are a total of 4 photos.

missingnumber7
06-26-2008, 01:21 PM
Pic 3...this was when the wind started to blow.

missingnumber7
06-26-2008, 01:22 PM
And the sirens started going off about this time. From the 1st picture to this one was a little over 5 minutes.

Sassy
06-26-2008, 06:27 PM
That looks familiar! LOL!

Orange_Beard
06-26-2008, 10:36 PM
Holy $HIT, I would be in the basement, not out taking pictures!

Bronco_Beerslug
06-28-2008, 11:41 PM
Some pics from the Wet Mountains last week. Click on each for larger jpeg.

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http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7633/wetmountainsjune2008lgebf2.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5337/wetmountainsjune2008lgeno5.jpg)


DeWeese Reservoir Inlet
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2671/deweesereservoirinletjuwm8.jpg (http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/6365/deweesereservoirinletjuey5.jpg)


Koby "drying off" after a swim in the river
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/6686/kobydryingoffdeweeseresrq2.jpg (http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/3598/kobydryingoffdeweesereson9.jpg)

missingnumber7
06-30-2008, 05:23 PM
Holy $HIT, I would be in the basement, not out taking pictures!

That ain't nothing. I have pictures on my old computer of tornado's. I'll have to see if I can dig one or two of them up.

Sassy
07-14-2008, 09:30 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6573.jpg

Sassy
07-14-2008, 09:30 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6578.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6572.jpg

Sassy
07-14-2008, 09:33 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_6577.jpg

Very cool looking clouds tonight!

Broncochica
07-14-2008, 10:21 PM
That ain't nothing. I have pictures on my old computer of tornado's. I'll have to see if I can dig one or two of them up.

I hope you do, my 7 year old is fasinated by tornados, would love to show him your pics. :thumbsup:

Taco John
07-28-2008, 02:02 AM
My precious cherub

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/2709640236_6ba7642964.jpg

Broncochica
07-28-2008, 02:15 AM
My precious cherub

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/2709640236_6ba7642964.jpg

LOL Taco, he's soooooo cute! I want to squeeze his cheeks! :)

Blueflame
07-28-2008, 03:07 AM
This rose....

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii73/dmajorfifth/rose.jpg

... is a very special plant. It grew from a cut flower from my late father's funeral in February 2006.....

Taco John
07-29-2008, 03:27 PM
Flowers blooming in my pumpkin patch!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2713988195_7d23a6aee9.jpg

Dagmar
07-30-2008, 12:18 PM
My new puppy with her new big brother...

http://i36.tinypic.com/14awmx1.jpg

ScottXray
08-07-2008, 03:07 AM
picture of M13 ...globular star cluster (small cluster of stars)
in the overhead sky this time of year
4 30 second shots stacked together to increase brightness.

I just got a new scope and mount...haven't finalised the drive training and
only did a rough polar mount , so there was some motion.....not bad though.

ScottXray
08-07-2008, 03:10 AM
another shot.. this of the Swan nebula (messier 17 )in the SW sky about 11 PM now.

this is about 8 shots stacked into one.

ZachKC
08-12-2008, 01:56 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2756272340_4a2f6a1162.jpg?v=0

BroncoBuff
08-12-2008, 05:07 PM
Can't you guys read the thread title?

This is AMATEUR photo thread.


Venus and the moon ... the two closest bodies to Earth:

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7710/im000182nb1.jpg

BroncoBuff
08-12-2008, 05:34 PM
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/9675/skylinegoodbyevc4.jpg

Leaving seattle on the Bremerton ferry ...


http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/2434/cruiseneedleso5.jpg

Space Needle and Princess Cruiseship

Meck77
08-24-2008, 04:22 AM
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9600/dsc8622go7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
/img156/dsc8622go7.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img156/dsc8622go7.jpg/1/)

Bronx33
08-24-2008, 06:41 PM
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9600/dsc8622go7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
/img156/dsc8622go7.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img156/dsc8622go7.jpg/1/)


your area 5 right? :clown:

Meck77
08-24-2008, 07:30 PM
Those Elk weren't too far from here. I'm sure you know this mountain.

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6859/dsc8660zd7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6859/dsc8660zd7.f5afd6b4a4.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=178&i=dsc8660zd7.jpg)

Bronco_Beerslug
08-24-2008, 09:30 PM
Just up there yesterday.

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http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/475/royalgorgearkansasriveriv9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Bronx33
08-24-2008, 10:29 PM
Those Elk weren't too far from here. I'm sure you know this mountain.

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6859/dsc8660zd7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6859/dsc8660zd7.f5afd6b4a4.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=178&i=dsc8660zd7.jpg)


Ahhhh i seen it a few times ;D

bombay
08-24-2008, 10:46 PM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb260/bombay24/steamboat020.jpg

Just South of the Strawberry Park hot springs outside steamboat. this past January.

Bronx33
08-24-2008, 11:02 PM
our little slice of heaven on hahns peak

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/1894/dscf0256hy8.jpg

bombay
08-26-2008, 10:18 PM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb260/bombay24/steelydan126.jpg

This is Donald Fagan of Steely Dan at Red Rocks July 18. My buddy's in a wheelchair, so we got to sit in the front row and I took this.

worm
08-27-2008, 11:36 AM
Awesome place Bronx. I could spend a lot of time there.

I bet the DRZ rocks up there.

crawdad
08-28-2008, 06:41 PM
Flowers blooming in my pumpkin patch!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2713988195_7d23a6aee9.jpg

Hey TJ, did you know those pumpkin blossoms taste great fried?

Taco John
08-29-2008, 12:50 AM
Hey TJ, did you know those pumpkin blossoms taste great fried?

Seriously? I'd have never guessed...

crawdad
08-29-2008, 07:52 AM
Yep, when they are flat like that you cover them with a little vegatable oil and flour and just fry them. They are tasty morsels!

Taco John
08-29-2008, 08:08 AM
another shot.. this of the Swan nebula (messier 17 )in the SW sky about 11 PM now.

this is about 8 shots stacked into one.




So what are you doing there? Setting the opacity to 50% and then overlaying? That's fascinating.

Bronx33
08-29-2008, 02:12 PM
Hey TJ, did you know those pumpkin blossoms taste great fried?



Everything tastes great fried :clown:

ScottXray
08-30-2008, 12:32 PM
So what are you doing there? Setting the opacity to 50% and then overlaying? That's fascinating.

I use a freeware program called Registax.....It auto aligns the pictures with multiple reference points, then overlays as you indicate. You can do it with PS, but have to manually align there, which is a bitch, so several programs are available to do this that are quite good. Stars make great reference points.

With astro photos the problem is that any movement of the scope or mount during the shot will cause the stars to trail or elongate. And to get shots that compare to any such as the Hubble shots everyone sees, you have to take exposures that add up to 1-2 HOURS or more of exposure time. Since I didn't have the mount optimised ( truly aligned properly), Registax does an auto discard of any shots that have too much movement (degrade the image). The result is a single shot with a much higher signal to noise ratio, which also has any hot pixels subtracted out.

The Swan nebula shot was a total of 8 30 second exposures (4 minutes) , out of about 12 I took. Taking shorter shots eliminates mount errors, but increases the number of shots needed. Thsi was just a test to see if my scope was performing okay.

My mount is just a cheap ($500) mount and the scope was about 900.
People SERIOUS about this stuff buy mounts that are about 8-20K$ and scopes that are between 4 and 100K. They also buy special cameras that can go up to 50K or more. This was just a digital rebel camera. I don't have that kind of money, nor am I that serious about it. But for 2-3 K total ,and a little more work and study, you can get decent results.

Still my wife thinks this is like a boat... its a hole in the sky I throw money into, instead of a hole in the water..

loborugger
09-06-2008, 09:23 PM
So, my friends and I decided that this weekend would be a good one to go climb the tallest mountain in the vicinity of Cochabamba, Bolivia - Mount Tunari. Its like 17,000 feet or so.

When we started out, it just looked like a lot of climbing and crawling over boulders, nothing more. Enough time and effort and we could walk to the top.

Then we rounded a corner on our trip, saw thousands of feet of sheer rock face, and realized, "holy crap! We are gonna need mountaineering gear, training, and at least in my case, the guts to take this any further."

So, instead, we just took a hike and some photos....

This photo was taken from the highest point we made it to, 16,200 feet

loborugger
09-06-2008, 09:27 PM
The point we were trying to make it to is the peak on the right.

Where we actually got to was the knob that sticks up a little higher than its neighbor located just to the right of the center of the photo.

loborugger
09-06-2008, 09:30 PM
I caught a kinda cool pic of the moon over the Andes...

loborugger
09-06-2008, 09:36 PM
On the way home, we passed by this women and her son butchering a Llama. Her dogs were assisting in the event (entrails for everyone!) until we came along and then they ran up the hill to check us out. Notice the piles of fur. I dont think this is the first one she had butchered that morning. Also notice the clean sterile work environment.

ludo21
09-06-2008, 09:39 PM
great pics!!

that would be an incredible hike, i wanna do that

loborugger
09-06-2008, 09:46 PM
great pics!!

that would be an incredible hike, i wanna do that

Thanx.

American Airlines to La Paz or Santa Cruz... Aerosur to Cochabamba and you are in!

There is a mountain near La Paz - I think its Illimani - that is just over 20,000 feet and snowpacked 365, which is incredible when you consider we are in the tropics. Anyways, its considered the easiest 20,000 mountain to ascend in the world.

I am making the best of things down here. However, to be honest, I have seen dozens of spots just a beautiful and probably better in the Rockies, Sierras and Cascades. You dont need a yellow fever shot, a passport, or a working knowledge of Spanish to see any of them.

thumpc
09-07-2008, 06:44 AM
Whatcha doin down there Lobo? I travelled to Bolivia last year too.

loborugger
09-07-2008, 07:43 AM
I work for the govment. Why were u down here?

thumpc
09-07-2008, 10:26 AM
I made some sweaters.

oubronco
09-08-2008, 10:31 AM
our little slice of heaven on hahns peak

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/1894/dscf0256hy8.jpg

awsome place

Taco John
09-25-2008, 02:12 AM
Got a few great pics coming from my recent 5-nighter along the Olympic Coast in Washington... I'll have them up this week...

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Hole in the Wall - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3235/2891066361_6a59948dbc.jpg

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2891899260_58877b640a.jpg

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2891897780_7f02b6dbcd.jpg

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Me - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2891054375_afcbfebbba.jpg?v=0

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:49 AM
Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/2891890976_ae9d60d8e0.jpg?v=0

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:50 AM
Slug - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2891049399_8d47c90c90.jpg?v=0

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:50 AM
Starry Sky - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2891873436_c355699f98.jpg?v=0

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:51 AM
Burning Sun - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2891852586_0c8cd6dcd1.jpg?v=0

Taco John
10-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Balance - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2891845256_10ea4aa3ac.jpg?v=0

Jason in LA
10-06-2008, 10:24 AM
Starry Sky - Olympic Coast Wilderness - WA

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2891873436_c355699f98.jpg?v=0

It's the coolest thing to see a lot of stars. Living in LA my whole life, and not being the camping type, I'm rarely in a place where I can see all the stars. So when ever I do see them all it's really cool. The other night I counted like five stars in the sky here in LA. I was in Montana last week and stars were everywhere. My first time seeing all the stars was when the '94 earthquake hit LA at like 3am. Knocked out all the power in the city. When I went outside I looked up and was amazed. The entire sky was filled with stars. It was really cool.

Orange_Beard
10-16-2008, 05:00 PM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mossking/2944758877/" title="IMG_6974 by mossking, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2944758877_13afeda239.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_6974" /></a>

Orange_Beard
10-16-2008, 05:02 PM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mossking/2944751257/" title="IMG_6938 by mossking, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2944751257_f3c1e463e2.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_6938" /></a>

Orange_Beard
10-16-2008, 05:04 PM
It's the coolest thing to see a lot of stars. Living in LA my whole life, and not being the camping type, I'm rarely in a place where I can see all the stars. So when ever I do see them all it's really cool. The other night I counted like five stars in the sky here in LA. I was in Montana last week and stars were everywhere. My first time seeing all the stars was when the '94 earthquake hit LA at like 3am. Knocked out all the power in the city. When I went outside I looked up and was amazed. The entire sky was filled with stars. It was really cool.

If you ever get to Colorado, go up to Estes Park at night, Trail Ridge Road at night is incredible.

Sassy
10-26-2008, 12:39 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_7726.jpg
Taken 15 minutes ago...

ak1971
10-26-2008, 08:00 PM
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk298/AK7745/DSC01546.jpg

NYBronco
10-29-2008, 06:19 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/0520081613.jpg

Taco John
12-06-2008, 04:22 AM
CHeck this out:

http://media.komonews.com/images/081205_rainier_cloud_02.jpg


More where that came from:
http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog/35631614.html

Majik
12-08-2008, 06:10 PM
A picture I took along with a descriptive essay i wrote about it a couple years ago, just came across it in my documents and thought id share, enjoy :D.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/8Project6/Dsc02101.jpg
Ever since I was a toddler, I've always enjoyed thunderstorms. I don't know why but thunder and lightning always appealed to me. There is one particular storm that I will not forget. The rain, thunder, and lightening locked me inside that whole autumn day. Even though the storm that day caused light winds, thunder, and lightning, it also produced the most unusual yellowish orange sky.

It was a typical fall day in Northeastern Wisconsin. It was pouring rain and gloomy one minute, then the rain would let up and the bright golden sun would peek out from behind the dark dreary clouds. Wind whistled through the autumn air, making only a slight breeze but enough to cool the temperatures. The light breeze swept many leaves from the aging trees. The turning leaves fell gracefully from their branches one by one like teardrops from a crying eye, to the cold damp ground. Leaves draped the ground, covering most of the green grass. It looked as though they were growing from the ground. By late afternoon the storms seemed to have finished. The sun was, out and the weather seemed to have calmed.

The day had passed, and night approached. All of a sudden, a crack of thunder shook the sky. Rain started slamming against the rooftop. Each large raindrop raced from the sky like a bolt of lightening. The downpour was harmony to my ears. Lightning lit the pitch-black sky and projected through my windows like a spotlight. That went on continuously for the next hour or so. Finally, the rain stopped pouncing on the roof. Apathy filled the sky as the lightning and the sound of thunder disappeared.
The sky began to evolve from a train wreck of mass destruction into a clear happy land of peace. The somber clouds demised with the storm. At this time it was around 7:00 in the evening. It was unusually light outside, but gazing out the glass window I saw an amazing yellowish orange sky. The orgasmic sky shined bright like a sunset. It was a still image like a movie on pause. The vibrant colors were simply incredible: a sky so beautiful that an artist couldn't capture such an epic sight. The yellow and orange contrasted, creating a lava lamp like effect.

The winds, thunder, and lighting that day produced the most unusual yellowish orange sky. The sky the storm had left made everything seem so peaceful. Until then, I had forgotten that Mother Nature could create such wonderful masterpieces. It reminded me of how beautiful life could truly be. The storm left an amazing sight in the sky and sketched a lasting memory in my mind for years to come.
-Majik

DarkHorse
12-10-2008, 10:27 AM
Hey O-Mane guys/gals I'm in need of some help here with my camera.


I have a Nikon D40 with the stock 18-55mm(?) lens and i'm having trouble taking certain pics.

Night shots of cars - drag racing launches

and

Gymnastics pictures of my daughter - i'm getting motion blur and not 'still' capture.

I don't know the settings to get these shots - any help would be appreciated.

I know that "AUTO" isn't working for me.

Traveler
12-10-2008, 02:27 PM
Tunnel in the Georgia Aquarium.
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii273/Papi728/P6160080.jpg

Taco John
12-10-2008, 11:03 PM
Hey O-Mane guys/gals I'm in need of some help here with my camera.


I have a Nikon D40 with the stock 18-55mm(?) lens and i'm having trouble taking certain pics.

Night shots of cars - drag racing launches

and

Gymnastics pictures of my daughter - i'm getting motion blur and not 'still' capture.

I don't know the settings to get these shots - any help would be appreciated.

I know that "AUTO" isn't working for me.


Night shots of moving objects are the most challenging there are. You can't set it on auto and expect to get anything of use. Here's a great tutorial for learning how to do night photography:

http://photojojo.com/content/photojojo-original/night-portrait-photography/


With regards to the action shots of your daughter in motion, you probably have an action setting on your camera. Use it. It should be able to get the speed close to what you need while still getting the proper exposure.

Sassy
12-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Why is it so hard to get a good pic of my tree!
Same tree...different settings.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8427.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8424.jpg

Taco John
12-11-2008, 10:52 PM
Why is it so hard to get a good pic of my tree!
Same tree...different settings.




Do you have a tripod?

Sassy
12-11-2008, 11:52 PM
no

SouthStndJunkie
12-12-2008, 07:56 PM
The picture of our dogs that will be used for our Christmas cards:

<IMG SRC="http://pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL637/2498345/6660043/346958024.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com">

Sassy
12-12-2008, 07:57 PM
That is an awesome pic!!! I LOVE IT!

SouthStndJunkie
12-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Thanks....the Jack Russell loves to smile for the camera.

worm
12-13-2008, 03:10 AM
The picture of our dogs that will be used for our Christmas cards:

<IMG SRC="http://pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL637/2498345/6660043/346958024.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com">


One of these things is not like the other...one of these things just doesn't belong.

Sassy
12-15-2008, 09:38 AM
A gorgeous, but extremely cold, sunny ND STORM DAY!
(No school, businesses closed for the most part and I don't have to work today! Well, except to shovel! Ha!)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8472.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8474.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8473.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8471.jpg

Taco John
12-16-2008, 02:23 PM
Those snow pictures remind me of how much I don't miss Idaho winters... :)

Orange_Beard
12-20-2008, 10:39 PM
My son and I surfing at Grandview beach today,

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mossking/3123732537/" title="surf3 by mossking, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/3123732537_b6c7085fb5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="surf3" /></a>

Play2win
12-24-2008, 09:54 AM
Man, after looking through some of this thread, does it ever make me realize how much I miss the PAC-NW...

Stuck down here in Florida, but I'll be back soon... :thumbsup:

Jason in LA
01-13-2009, 04:02 PM
Why is it so hard to get a good pic of my tree!
Same tree...different settings.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8427.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8424.jpg

I'd say that it was the angle. You could have sat down right next to the tree and shot upwards. Actually, you could have laid down for an even better angle. The presents would have been on the very bottom of the picture, and they would have looked big in comparison to the tree. It would have been an interesting effect.

Jason in LA
01-13-2009, 04:03 PM
(I also posted this in the Post Your Pic thread)

I was screwing around with my camera and I came up with this self portrait. I think it's kind of cool. The only thing photoshopped in the photo is that it is cropped a bit (there was a third image of me but half of it was cut off so I cropped it out) and I adjusted the levels to make the photo look darker.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Jlewis3233/HO1U9772.jpg

Jens1893
01-13-2009, 04:39 PM
(I also posted this in the Post Your Pic thread)

I was screwing around with my camera and I came up with this self portrait. I think it's kind of cool. The only thing photoshopped in the photo is that it is cropped a bit (there was a third image of me but half of it was cut off so I cropped it out) and I adjusted the levels to make the photo look darker.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Jlewis3233/HO1U9772.jpg

Youīre a ghost! ;D

BroncoBuff
01-13-2009, 06:25 PM
Man, after looking through some of this thread, does it ever make me realize how much I miss the PAC-NW...

Stuck down here in Florida, but I'll be back soon... :thumbsup:
That's the 3rd time you mentioned this the last week ... get off your can and do it. It snowed hard for a few days at Christmastime here, but as usual it's all gone a week later. TJ, how's the weather in Portland?



(BTW Sassy ... I think TJ's tripod thing was a joke hmmm...)

ZachKC
01-17-2009, 12:38 AM
http://www.zcphotography.com/sand.jpg

http://www.zachishere.com/carly1.jpg

Taco John
01-23-2009, 08:33 AM
That's the 3rd time you mentioned this the last week ... get off your can and do it. It snowed hard for a few days at Christmastime here, but as usual it's all gone a week later. TJ, how's the weather in Portland?



(BTW Sassy ... I think TJ's tripod thing was a joke hmmm...)

Weather has been great lately, but the rain clouds are back.


The tripod thing wasn't a joke. When taking picutures in dark settings, using a tripod is going to get you the best results...

Jason in LA
01-23-2009, 01:32 PM
Hey O-Mane guys/gals I'm in need of some help here with my camera.


I have a Nikon D40 with the stock 18-55mm(?) lens and i'm having trouble taking certain pics.

Night shots of cars - drag racing launches

and

Gymnastics pictures of my daughter - i'm getting motion blur and not 'still' capture.

I don't know the settings to get these shots - any help would be appreciated.

I know that "AUTO" isn't working for me.

Action shots at night are usually tough because there isn't enough light at the venue that you are shooting at. I've shot at big stadiums where it isn't a problem because the place is very well lit. But I've shot a lot of high school football at night where it is really tough because the lights aren't bright enough.

You're going to need a lens that has aperture as low as 2.8. At 4.5 or 5.6, depending on the lens, there won't be enough light to expose the picture properly. Then you need to set the ISO high. I usually don't like to go to 1600 or 3200, but sometimes I have to. Newer cameras produce a better image at high ISOs. With the shutter speed, try not to go under 300th of a second. It can still be tough at that low of a speed, depending on how fast the object is moving. Anything under that and you'll probably get blur.

For a lot of events using a flash is very tough because the objects are so far away. But for your gymnastics, you can probably use your flash. With a flash you won't have to turn the ISO up so much. But remember, the onboard flash is only good for about 12 feet. If you buy an external flash you'll be able to have more range and power.

Taco John
01-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Check this thing out:
http://stores.channeladvisor.com/47stphoto/items/item.aspx?itemid=3863613


I think that I'm going to get it for candids and portraits.

Jason in LA
01-23-2009, 01:55 PM
Check this thing out:
http://stores.channeladvisor.com/47stphoto/items/item.aspx?itemid=3863613


I think that I'm going to get it for candids and portraits.

"This lens can be a valuable asset when shooting still pictures at the beach, pool, and other public places."

Awesome, I'm getting one. ;D

NYBronco
01-23-2009, 07:20 PM
(I also posted this in the Post Your Pic thread)

I was screwing around with my camera and I came up with this self portrait. I think it's kind of cool. The only thing photoshopped in the photo is that it is cropped a bit (there was a third image of me but half of it was cut off so I cropped it out) and I adjusted the levels to make the photo look darker.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Jlewis3233/HO1U9772.jpg

Nice pic Jason, it reminds me of some of my sons work.

NYBronco
01-23-2009, 07:21 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/1002081012.jpg

One of my sons recent college projects.

Taco John
01-25-2009, 12:38 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/1002081012.jpg

One of my sons recent college projects.


Brilliant!

Killericon
01-26-2009, 03:33 AM
Not at all a good scan of the photo.

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1431/165/52/588360620/n588360620_5245835_3750.jpg

chadta
01-26-2009, 03:26 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/1002081012.jpg



i almost see boobie

crawdad
01-27-2009, 08:37 AM
pervert! ;)

ZachKC
01-27-2009, 01:59 PM
Wow, the idea of that lens shifter is making my head explode...alot of cool things could come from it. Perfect for street photography.

Jason in LA
01-28-2009, 12:23 AM
One lens that is great for street photography is a 400... if you can get a hold of one. They cost a lot. I've sat at a spot and shot people in the distance. They didn't know I was taking their photo because I was so far away.

Taco John
01-28-2009, 04:04 PM
I think that I'm outgrowing my glass. I'm starting to notice flaws in my pictures that I would have never noticed before - which is cool - but also frustrating. I'm just using the standard 18-55mm that came with my camera, which is very limiting. Should I start looking at a 28-90mm? Or should I wait and try and go even higher than that? I've heard 90mm would be a good lens to have, especially for portrait photography.

Thoughts?

Jason in LA
01-28-2009, 10:47 PM
What type of camera are you using?

Taco John
01-29-2009, 12:30 PM
What type of camera are you using?

Canon Digital Rebel XTI

ZachKC
01-29-2009, 01:38 PM
I think that I'm outgrowing my glass. I'm starting to notice flaws in my pictures that I would have never noticed before - which is cool - but also frustrating. I'm just using the standard 18-55mm that came with my camera, which is very limiting. Should I start looking at a 28-90mm? Or should I wait and try and go even higher than that? I've heard 90mm would be a good lens to have, especially for portrait photography.

Thoughts?

I have had small experience with gear, I basically have what I have and have done everything I can with it. During my initial research I wanted something that would give me a ton of flexability but def wanted to focus in on portraits.

24-75L has been my baby. I can't say enough good things about it.

There could be some serious sticker shock attached though. They could have a non L series for much cheaper. I haven't dug up much on the lens market lately but am about to.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-24-70mm-2-8L-Standard-Cameras/dp/B00009R6WT

My advice? Find a place in the area that rents lenses...you can get one for $25-$50 for a weekend in a lot of places...try some different stuff and get a feel for what suits you and your needs.

Jason in LA
01-29-2009, 02:47 PM
Yeah, the 24-70 mm 2.8L is a whole lot, but if you are a professional, it is more than worth it. If this is a hobby, I'd say that it is worth it if you can afford it.

Sigma makes a 24-70 mm 2.8 that is nearly as good for a whole lot cheaper. About $400 new. You could get one for under $300 used. I've used it and the photos are extremely sharp.

My work horse lens is the Canon 70-200 mm 2.8. When I need a wider shot I go with the Sigma. At some point I'm going to buy the Canon version. My next lens will be the Canon 16-35 2.8L. That will allow me to get more group shots.

Taco John
01-29-2009, 03:26 PM
It's a hobby right now. But I would like to get to the point where I could be doing it professionally to some degree.

Wow. That is some sticker shock. But I bet the photos come out looking tack sharp. I'm going to have to do some saving.

ZachKC
01-29-2009, 04:07 PM
It's a hobby right now. But I would like to get to the point where I could be doing it professionally to some degree.

Wow. That is some sticker shock. But I bet the photos come out looking tack sharp. I'm going to have to do some saving.

I would go with a Sigma lens equivalent...they do good work. I now you can save getting a used one but when it comes to lenses I wouldn't buy something that isn't new...just my opinion.

Taco John
01-31-2009, 01:53 AM
Ok. So I've determined that I want to get that lens, but not in the short term. I can't justify it right now. I still have a lot to learn before I feel comfortable with buying such a piece of equipment. So I'm going to save up, but in the mean time, I want to buy something a little more reasonable. I'm thinking somewhere in the $250 range.

Any suggestions?

Jason in LA
01-31-2009, 09:57 AM
The Sigma that Zack and I mentioned is in your range. I saw it on ebay for $250-$450. It's nearly as good as the Canon version, so it will be better than any stock lens.

A friend of mine told me that Sigma just came out with a new version of that lens that is just as good as the Canon version. He said it sells for $800. The Sigma lens that I have doesn't focus as quick as the Canon version, and you can hear a motorized sound as it is focusing. The Canon version has a motor that allows it to focus a lot quicker and it doesn't make any noise. The new Sigma has a similar motor, and from what my friend told me, it focuses just as fast and makes no sound. He said the reviews that he read said that it is just as good as the Canon version.

ejbronco
02-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Still photo from last harvest moon. Could've shot a round of golf under this moon.
http://thumb15.webshots.net/t/71/71/0/75/36/2383075360087164495ssVTHf_th.jpg

ejbronco
02-06-2009, 08:45 PM
This has long been a favorite titled 'escort':

http://image58.webshots.com/758/2/86/97/2555286970087164495jKCxYU_fs.jpg

ejbronco
02-06-2009, 09:05 PM
Probably my favorite high altitude aircraft shot:
http://image63.webshots.com/763/5/65/85/2883565850087164495VYvWoh_fs.jpg

Taco John
02-08-2009, 08:34 PM
I created a little macro photography studio out of a box, some tissue paper, some foil and a piece of poster paper.

Taco John
02-08-2009, 08:35 PM
Here's the results:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/3265645426_ef0b294b6d.jpg

Meck77
02-08-2009, 09:09 PM
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/852/dscn1449pe6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/dscn1449pe6.jpg/1/w640.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img100/dscn1449pe6.jpg/1/)

Sassy
02-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Just for Hogan!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8795.jpg

Sassy
02-08-2009, 09:53 PM
The only drawback...he has to come to my house to get it~ LOL!

Hogan11
02-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Just for Hogan!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_8795.jpg

The greatest soda ever made :thumbsup:

Taco John
02-08-2009, 10:56 PM
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/852/dscn1449pe6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/dscn1449pe6.jpg/1/w640.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img100/dscn1449pe6.jpg/1/)

That's a pretty shot Steve.

I woke up this past morning at 4:30am and drove out to a place along the Columbia River Gorge called Beacon Rock and hiked to the peak of it and waited for the sun rise. Unfortunately, it was too windy and coudly to get a very good sunrise shot - but I did get a couple of cool shots along the trail. I'll have to post them this week.

Taco John
02-08-2009, 10:59 PM
More shots from my macro studio... This is some fun! :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/3265990150_1543e2a762.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3265989804_f2e176d739.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3387/3265988476_62c02cd593.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3265163585_68684dec15.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3436/3265164167_c7c8ab647f.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3265162923_d12a27fa8a.jpg?v=0



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/3265987958_4eefd9ed25.jpg?v=0



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3265987710_a06ce8972c.jpg?v=0



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3265987474_29e5cdf751.jpg?v=0

ZachKC
02-09-2009, 01:03 AM
Wow, you are nailing that macro lightbox. I did a little bit with that last year and didn't get nearly as good results. Got some decent shots but it was mostly "meh". However the structure was pretty flimsy but my big problem was everything was kind of yellowish...couldn't really get white light as much as I would have liked even thought you can fix that in post I wanted to try and do it right in camera.

Taco John
02-09-2009, 01:51 AM
To be truthful, one of the new things I've recently started doing is shooting with camera RAW and post processing in photoshop. I'd call it cheating, except that I've discovered that doing this sort of post processing is teaching me a ton about things like white balance and exposure, which will help me in-camera. Not to mention that it's freeing me creatively to just compose my shots correctly, get it as close as I can technically, and then commit to learning from the mistakes made while examining them in post processing. I finally starting to feel like I'm a photographer now, and not just a guy with a camera! ;D

So for that matter, I'm betting that you probably made the same mistake that I did, and set your white balance for either tungsten or florescent lighting. I found myself consistently bumping the white balance up to 5000 in the RAW file - which makes sense when you figure that daylight is 5200, and this box is an artificial setting that rivals sunlight with the light bouncing off the white (which gives me some thoughts about experimenting with this box outside, diffusing direct sunlight).

Also, I've noticed a HUGE difference depending on the number of lights that I'm using. I started with a single daylight florescent bulb, and then added a second lamp. The next time I shoot, I'll have all three of my daylight fluorescents going, which should make the exposure easier.

Taco John
02-09-2009, 02:20 AM
I forgot to add these two!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3266338608_17bbd7aa05.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3266338406_fac65d4844.jpg?v=0



Tell me that face doesn't have "mischief" written all over it! ROFL! Ha!

Sassy
02-09-2009, 07:14 AM
I forgot to add these two!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3266338608_17bbd7aa05.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3266338406_fac65d4844.jpg?v=0



Tell me that face doesn't have "mischief" written all over it! ROFL! Ha!

Like Father, Like Son? Ha!
Great shots, TJ!

Hogan11
02-09-2009, 10:23 AM
I forgot to add these two!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3266338608_17bbd7aa05.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3266338406_fac65d4844.jpg?v=0



Tell me that face doesn't have "mischief" written all over it! ROFL! Ha!

That boy got the Devil in him. Ha!

crawdad
02-09-2009, 01:22 PM
The 'nut' never falls very far from the 'tree'! ;)

ejbronco
02-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Dueling aircraft?

http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/42769/2883565850087164495S600x600Q85.jpg

ejbronco
02-09-2009, 03:13 PM
This one's titled: Escort
http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/43011/2555286970087164495S425x425Q85.jpg

ejbronco
02-09-2009, 03:20 PM
What I like about this shot is if you look in the upper right corner you can see what I think is a KC-135 that did some fly overs that day.

http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/41911/2913740800087164495S500x500Q85.jpg

Here's the 135:
http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/41530/2449510810087164495S500x500Q85.jpg

God bless ya Air Force!!!:notworthy

ejbronco
02-09-2009, 03:45 PM
The truth is out there!
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/29228/2947179350087164495S500x500Q85.jpg

Taco John
02-09-2009, 08:36 PM
A shot I got today while on lunch break during Jury Duty:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3354/3267788897_3b9887b244.jpg

Taco John
02-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Another:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3268611170_669bf8d889.jpg?v=0

Taco John
02-09-2009, 08:37 PM
There's a lot of cool older architecture to shoot in Downtown, Vancouver, WA. I want to go on a less cloudy day though...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3267792209_1ccd4a3a80.jpg

Taco John
02-09-2009, 08:39 PM
Pearson Airfield Mural:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3267791411_fc35d4ba5b.jpg

Meck77
02-09-2009, 08:50 PM
Good stuff taco.......

The fountain of youth! I was the only one there for almost an hour today. That steaming water (left) is a natural hot spring. 105 degrees! That water on the right is one cold ass plunge! woohoo!

One of the most amazing spots in Colorado.


http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/21/dscn1570tg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/dscn1570tg5.jpg/1/w640.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img10/dscn1570tg5.jpg/1/)

Sassy
02-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Good stuff taco.......

The fountain of youth! I was the only one there for almost an hour today. That steaming water (left) is a natural hot spring. 105 degrees! That water on the right is one cold ass plunge! woohoo!

One of the most amazing spots in Colorado.


http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/21/dscn1570tg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/dscn1570tg5.jpg/1/w640.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img10/dscn1570tg5.jpg/1/)

Just gorgeous!

Jason in LA
02-20-2009, 12:00 AM
I shot this group for their album cover. I liked this shot. The guy can actually play very well. I didn't really care for the girl's glasses, but what can you do?

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/Jlewis3233/HO1U7807.jpg

Orange_Beard
02-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Good stuff taco.......

The fountain of youth! I was the only one there for almost an hour today. That steaming water (left) is a natural hot spring. 105 degrees! That water on the right is one cold ass plunge! woohoo!

One of the most amazing spots in Colorado.


http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/21/dscn1570tg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/dscn1570tg5.jpg/1/w640.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img10/dscn1570tg5.jpg/1/)

I have spent a few hours soaking there....

crawdad
02-22-2009, 12:29 PM
[QUOTE=Meck77;2285708]Good stuff taco.......

The fountain of youth! I was the only one there for almost an hour today. That steaming water (left) is a natural hot spring. 105 degrees! That water on the right is one cold ass plunge! woohoo!

One of the most amazing spots in Colorado.

QUOTE]

Been there and other hot springs where clothing was optional of course I was younger then!

crawdad
02-22-2009, 12:31 PM
What I like about this shot is if you look in the upper right corner you can see what I think is a KC-135 that did some fly overs that day.

http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/41911/2913740800087164495S500x500Q85.jpg

Here's the 135:
http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/41530/2449510810087164495S500x500Q85.jpg

God bless ya Air Force!!!:notworthy

My GF's son flies 135's. Awesome aircraft!

Meck77
03-26-2009, 07:10 PM
The Wailers http://originalwailers.com/ Concert Sebastian Fl last week.

Al Anderson (left) Junior Marvin (right) original band members of Bob Marley's group.

They are heading to Denver soon. I highly suggest going if you can.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5766/dscn1936.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn1936.jpg)

worm
03-26-2009, 08:45 PM
Rainy St Patrick's Day uptown.

Meck77
04-16-2009, 09:59 AM
This beautiful creature flew over my head yesterday!

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4341/dscn2706.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn2706.jpg)

crawdad
04-16-2009, 01:54 PM
Beautiful bird

NYBronco
04-19-2009, 05:45 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/NYBronco/0901081611.jpg

My son's work.

Master___Pain
05-05-2009, 02:12 PM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m136/Master___Pain/CadeandColtcopy-2.jpg

Jason in LA
05-05-2009, 02:52 PM
^^^That's a cool shot.

bombay
05-05-2009, 11:18 PM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m136/Master___Pain/CadeandColtcopy-2.jpg


Beautiful baby.

Master___Pain
05-06-2009, 10:21 AM
Beautiful baby.

He was really fun to photograph. It's my wife's cousin's kiddo, at the CU spring game, He stole my lid and started twisting it all over his head. It was really cute.

worm
05-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Bourbon Street.

ZachKC
05-10-2009, 09:28 AM
Did my first wedding! Only have a few results from it right now.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/3479109109/" title="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO by zacharycobb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3479109109_9a98a3f2f9_o.jpg" width="545" height="500" alt="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/3479916998/" title="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO by zacharycobb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/3479916998_7fc7c60721_o.jpg" width="545" height="500" alt="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/3479108923/" title="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO by zacharycobb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3479108923_730309e351_o.jpg" width="545" height="500" alt="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/3479916868/" title="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO by zacharycobb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3479916868_eb5eebda8b_o.jpg" width="545" height="500" alt="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/3479108787/" title="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO by zacharycobb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3479108787_dbc19d0c8f_o.jpg" width="545" height="500" alt="Carly + Brian Wedding - Kansas City, MO" /></a>

Ratboy
05-25-2009, 04:02 AM
Camera suggestions?

I have been looking at the Nikon models but still cannot make a decision. D40, D40x, D60, D80, now a D5000..

I am just not sure what direction to go with. I don't want to spend too much money on this, most likely anything more than $700 is a no go, I can afford it, but I want to get into it first.

Any suggestions? Why I should choose 1 model over the other?

Taco John
05-29-2009, 02:18 PM
I like the Canon Rebel XTI as a "just wanting to get into it" camera. It's been a good model for me the last couple of years. I haven't outgrown it yet, and am learning plenty along the way. And it's Canon, so I know that when I'm ready to move up the food chain, there are going to be some good camera options for me to consider that will work with the gear that I'm accumulating.

Taco John
05-29-2009, 02:18 PM
Campfire from a couple of weeks ago:

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs091.snc1/4659_104171230827_698110827_2627015_6003768_n.jpg

~Crash~
05-31-2009, 09:57 PM
Leehigh My sweet boy I took this picture of him this morning I been trying to take some pictures of him for weeks but he was alway dirty ... Well I gave up and took them anyways...

http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/17847164/sn/1493831182/name/Leehigh+030.jpg

worm
05-31-2009, 10:23 PM
Leehigh My sweet boy I took this picture of him this morning I been trying to take some pictures of him for weeks but he was alway dirty ... Well I gave up and took them anyways...

http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/17847164/sn/1493831182/name/Leehigh+030.jpg

Nice dog.

~Crash~
05-31-2009, 10:40 PM
Thank you I love him, He is such a hoss ...

SouthStndJunkie
06-01-2009, 09:53 AM
Here is a picture of our baby daughter Katie....she will be one month old tomorrow.

Taco John
06-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Here is a picture of our baby daughter Katie....she will be one month old tomorrow.

Was it the best month of your life or what? :)

SouthStndJunkie
06-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Was it the best month of your life or what? :)

It is pretty awesome for sure....but it has also been the busiest month of my life and now that I am back at work after having a few weeks off, the lack of sleep sucks.

It is all worth it though....however I will be happy when she starts to sleep for a good portion of the night.

Things are starting to feel more like a routine now and it seems like my wife and I are getting everything figured out.

Meck77
06-02-2009, 01:35 AM
Just another day for working gals in Colorado.....

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5300/dscn3229.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn3229.jpg)

Sassy
06-02-2009, 03:33 PM
Here is a picture of our baby daughter Katie....she will be one month old tomorrow.

Awww...adorable!!!

Sassy
06-02-2009, 03:36 PM
AM visitors outside my window today!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_9328.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_9330.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/SSundheim/100_9335.jpg

Bronx33
06-02-2009, 04:35 PM
Well we opened up the cabin in steamboat for the 09 season and this is what we drove up too.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6386/cabinmay2009019.jpg

dbfan21
06-12-2009, 01:20 PM
My baby girl from our vacation this winter in NC (please excuse my head) :P

worm
07-12-2009, 05:50 PM
Chimney Rock in the Selkirk Crest above Priest Lake, Idaho.

Taken last night from the summit of Mt Roothaan (elev 7326)

Blueflame
07-12-2009, 08:05 PM
Chimney Rock in the Selkirk Crest above Priest Lake, Idaho.

Taken last night from the summit of Mt Roothaan (elev 7326)

I've seen Chimney Rock plenty of times, but never climbed as high up as you were. Great pic.

BroncoBuff
07-12-2009, 09:26 PM
I like the Canon Rebel XTI as a "just wanting to get into it" camera.
I just checked ... $549 for a starter camera?!


Zach ... you're very talented, I've always loved your stuff. The first two wedding pics are massive awesome

If only you were a Broncos fan, I'd buy something of yours. Oh well ... c'est la vie!

worm
07-13-2009, 02:06 AM
I've seen Chimney Rock plenty of times, but never climbed as high up as you were. Great pic.

Our backyard kicks ass! :)

Taco John
07-13-2009, 11:29 AM
I just checked ... $549 for a starter camera?!




I don't know where you're going to find a better quality DSLR at a better price.. For a starter DSLR, the Canon Rebel XTI is a good camera.