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Old 09-23-2013, 06:19 AM   #81
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So why can't our brain adjust when we look at a photo? We know a log cabin is not blue. Or is there something else going on? This has always bugged me.
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Maybe because we view photos in ambient light so there are other objects that we use to set white balance. E.g., when I view the log cabin picture above, it needs to compete with the white of surrounding space and the walls of my room.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:53 AM   #82
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So why can't our brain adjust when we look at a photo? We know a log cabin is not blue. Or is there something else going on? This has always bugged me.
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My admittedly dim understanding of it is that there is as much neurology going on with vision as there is physics, perhaps more, and that people adjust perception regardless of the actual color of light. So we perceive a blank sheet of copy paper as white no matter the color of the light on it but do not make that same adjustment for a photograph.

Maybe one of the members with a medical background can explain it better.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:12 PM   #83
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Got the new 70-300 lens in the mail today. Tried it out on this guy.

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #84
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Got the new 70-300 lens in the mail today. Tried it out on this guy.
I think you will like that lens.
Here is one I took from far away with that lens. I had to do a tight crop. It was at 300mm, hand held. JPEG, so no othe camera data.
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I think you will like that lens. Here is one I took from far away with that lens. I had to do a tight crop. It was at 300mm, hand held. JPEG, so no othe camera data.
Nice shot! You're right - I'm liking the lens already. But the hand held shots are tough.
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Nice shot! You're right - I'm liking the lens already. But the hand held shots are tough.
Yes they are tough. Try to use the 300mm when you have good lighting so you can use a faster shutter speed. It should make it easier to take sharp handheld pictures.
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Hi, not much of a contributor, but lurk all the time. Since I Fired eight years ago, photography became my new "occupation". If you have time check out my website

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Nikon D7000, Nikon VR 105 micro f 2.8, ISO 160 , 1/200 No flash, hand held
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Good work guys. Aa lotof talented photographers here. Very impressive!!
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Going full throttle toward the seawall:
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Going full throttle toward the seawall:
Yikes. I bet the Navy/Coast Guard guys cringe when they see someone doing that! Steering gear has been known to fail at the most inopportune time....
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These are awesome- I'll have to share with my youngest son, our future entomologist!
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These are awesome- I'll have to share with my youngest son, our future entomologist!
Bugs are interesting subjects to photograph. Here are a few more taken with the same equipment.
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Awesome pics Toolman !
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This little guy took a break from selling insurance long enough to catch a few rays on the fence around my gourds.
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Yikes. I bet the Navy/Coast Guard guys cringe when they see someone doing that! Steering gear has been known to fail at the most inopportune time....
My lens probably dramatized the scene. The long focal length compressed the perspective quite a bit and I don't think the boat ever came that close to the seawall. As a reference, the shipping containers in the background are 3 miles away.
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I find night shots difficult. Especially bats and stars. So far this the best I have been able produce. Fireworks I am getting the hang of.
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I am still a novice at this. Here are some shots at Key West. Canon AS470 Nothing special. DW Enjoying some wine in Ft. Lauderdale on the trip there.
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I find night shots difficult. Especially bats and stars. So far this the best I have been able produce. Fireworks I am getting the hang of.
I think you got the hang of the fireworks pretty good!

And that you caught a bat in flight at all is better than I've ever done.
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