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Old 10-23-2013, 09:21 PM   #301
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I wish I could take credit for this photo but I can't. It's taken in Pembina County ND not far from my home
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #302
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Thanks for the critique! Heres a photo of my setup. Work lights with natural light bulbs from 2 sides and top through a bankers box with tracing paper "windows" in the sides and top. Black foam board lines the back.

I see you caught the closed in feel. I got that too. I think the problem stems from the bankers box being too small and the largest tracing paper I could find was 11 x14. I need a bigger setup so that I can get more light behind the beer to create a thin line of light down each side. I also need to work on the beer head. That beer had been sitting a while during setup and I stirred to get as much head as I could. Plus I've been keeping my CO2 PSI low because I have a stout in my 2nd keg. I'm going to make a bigger light box. Next time I'll have everything ready before I tap the beer. I read that the pros put glycerin on their glasses to retain the wet look. I did that, but I think I put too much glycerin on it. I'll report in with my teacher's thoughts.

You can "refresh" the head on a beer by taking an empty glass and "tapping" down on top of the full glass one time with light to moderate force. Try it...start very gently and work your way up until you get the foam to come up. I do it all the time...just be careful not to break the glass...you want the two glasses to meet along an "arc" of the lip...not just at one point.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #303
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I'm definitely not a good photographer...but I love this photo I took in Germany in 2011.

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Old 10-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #304
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A combination of fog and setting sun light hitting the building's windows at the right angle creates a blazing effect:
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #305
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Wow, Weegee was right: "f/8 and be there." I bet those lighting conditions lasted less than five minutes.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #306
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Wow, Weegee was right: "f/8 and be there." I bet those lighting conditions lasted less than five minutes.
Yes, I had to shoot between thicker bands of fog moving pretty quickly. The window of opportunity was narrow indeed.
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A combination of fog and setting sun light hitting the building's windows at the right angle creates a blazing effect:
That's an incredible pic. Talk about timing. Was it by chance or was it planned?
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That's an incredible pic. Talk about timing. Was it by chance or was it planned?
It was totally by chance.
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A combination of fog and setting sun light hitting the building's windows at the right angle creates a blazing effect:
Whoa! That's incredible.

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You can "refresh" the head on a beer by taking an empty glass and "tapping" down on top of the full glass one time with light to moderate force. Try it...start very gently and work your way up until you get the foam to come up. I do it all the time...just be careful not to break the glass...you want the two glasses to meet along an "arc" of the lip...not just at one point.
Thanks for tip. I remember when we used to tap someone else's bottle on the top with the bottoms of our bottles, and their beers would foam out of control. Now that was a waste of beer!
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Went on a farm tour
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #311
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Just curious if anyone here cleans their own DSLR sensors ?
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Just curious if anyone here cleans their own DSLR sensors ?
Usually I just turn the camera upside down and blow out the dust with a bulb. I actually have sensor swabs + cleaning fluid somewhere but haven't bothered since my most recent cameras have a auto-clean function.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #313
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Just curious if anyone here cleans their own DSLR sensors ?
I've done it using sensor swabs. It takes a few tries to get all the dust out, so I ended up using about 3 swabs each time.

My dSLR now has an ultrasonic cleaner and I haven't had to clean it manually so far.
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Just curious if anyone here cleans their own DSLR sensors ?
I use wet sensor swabs. Get them from e-bay.
My pic of the day.

Not sure what kind of bird it is.
nikon D7000, ISO 250, Nikon - Zoom 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR, hand held
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Just curious if anyone here cleans their own DSLR sensors ?
I do mine with swabs from B&H or Adorama. It takes a lot of tries though. The camera is a Nkon D7000 which I like but has apparently achieved a bit of notoriety for slinging oil on the sensor.
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My pic of the day.

Not sure what kind of bird it is.
nikon D7000, ISO 250, Nikon - Zoom 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR, hand held
I think this is a yellow-rumped warbler.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #318
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Went for a hike today. I rarely carry a camera anymore, but always have my trusty iPhone...


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Saw some deer come up the hill between our house and the neighbor's. They don't usually get that close to the houses. I just grabbed the camera and didn't take time to put on the telephoto, just the 18-105mm. I got a few frames before they decided they didn't like being photographed and bolted.
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I saw these creatures while walking yesterday along San Francisco Bay. Based on a google search, I think we have a great blue heron standing on a dock, a bat ray gliding close to the shoreline, a brown Pelican and cormorants standing on a seawall, and a western grebe (correct me if any of this is wrong).
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