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Old 09-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #41
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Larry Ellison's superyacht "Musashi" cruising on San Francisco Bay. Picture taken from 2+ miles away. Canon SX50HS, ISO80, f/5.6.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #42
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Larry Ellison's superyacht "Musashi" cruising on San Francisco Bay. Picture taken from 2+ miles away. Canon SX50HS, ISO80, f/5.6.
Nice. From 2+ miles away? You could be a paparazzo!
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #43
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Nice. From 2+ miles away? You could be a paparazzo!
Heaven forbids. I am not very interested in photographing people in general, no matter how famous.
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A few random shots from my w*rk computer...
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Light at the end of the tunnel...ummm...bridge...

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Nice! Can you get there when the light levels are lower so the end isn't blown out, and perhaps use a tripod when the light is low?
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This is the Navy Tac Demo Team from last year. Wish they were performing this year!

All shots taken with Canon 5DMKII, Canon 70-200mm MKII + 2X





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Your pic (kinda) reminded me of this snapshot (taken from our car) near Mbour, Senegal in the mid 1980s:

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Nice! Can you get there when the light levels are lower so the end isn't blown out, and perhaps use a tripod when the light is low?
Thank you, and yes... that would have been the best way...

However, this covered bridge is in MO and I probably won't be visiting it again anytime soon. The pic was taken with my old digital camera. I do have a tripod, but didn't have it on the trip. I need to use it more often as my hands aren't as steady as they used to be.

When I take pics that tickle my fancy, I print them out in black and white...just love black and white. But with this pic, I think it needs to remain in color as the timbers look rather striking...at least to me.
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Some from last night. That's I-70 in the background. All are 60-90 seconds exposure. Overall kind of disappointed in the results but that's how one learns.
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FYI only:

For those who are perhaps not aware of it, Adobe has gone to a subscription model for most (all?) of their imaging products. Without getting into a debate about the merits of that, until December 31 one can get Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC for $10/month (okay $9.99) if you already have Photoshop CS3 or later. They say that will be the fixed price for the life of the subscription. At that price, compared to buying/upgrading the two products separately, one may feel that's a good deal. Or not. Anyway, info is:

Introducing the Photoshop Photography Program | Creative Layer
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These are really good. I am thinking of taking up the hobby, I would find it very interesting and helpful if you could post the following along with your photos if it is not too much to ask. 1) Camera type (E.g: Canon 7D) 2) Lens type & "F" number (28-105 IS Canon) 3) Flash or not I do not want to disrupt the thread but do not know if it is appropriate to discus preferred equipment, but that would be helpful for us wannabees.

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Some very good photos on this thread so far. I have a Canon Power Shot A2000 IS, also one of the smaller Power Shots and an old HP. Here are a few of my favorite shots, most made with the smaller PS. {it fits in my pocket} The first two are of the old barn where I used to load cows with Daddy. Now it is so grown up you can walk within a few feet of it, and never know it's there.

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These are of a storm front that came through late one afternoon back in the summer. They are in color, even though they look black and white.

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Lightning strike over the neighboring hill:
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Lightning shots are always impressive. Unless one has a lightning trigger the timing is always hit or miss.
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Does anyone else use a monitor color calibration device?

I bought a Colormunki Photo a couple of years ago to calibrate the monitor (Dell U2410, ISP) and printer. The difference with in-plane switching on the monitor was immediately apparent the first time I turned it on and it got better after calibration. I was so impressed with this that I bought a Colormunki Smile for my younger sister to go with a new camera she'd bought. According to some reviewers there wasn't much different between results with that $99 device and the $1,500 pro device.

Printer calibration was also easy, although I found that increasing the brightness setting in Lightroom produced prints that more closely matched, to my eyes at least, what I see on the screen although I do brighten output a bit.

How about white balance settings on your camera? I use an Xpodisc to set a custom white balance - takes a few seconds - and have a Colorchecker that will set a custom color calibration for the camera and can also set camera white balance.

How about a graphics tablet? Anyone else use one of those? I'd get carpal tunnel syndrome without it.
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