I got out and used my camera today...

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#1
Southern California
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I was waiting at a coffee shop today and snapped a couple of photos....'cause I do that a lot. I thought to myself, "what a great idea for a thread!"

I figure that we all have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth of equipment and too many of us only haul it out on special occasions or for trips.

Bad photographers! Bad! Bad!

Get your cameras out, find a nice composition, snap the photo and post it!

Let's have some fun!

Gallery Row Coffee House - Carrollton, GA


Happy shooting!

Dave
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#2
North Carolina
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We had recently gone to my wife's high school reunion in Connecticut. All weekend in the middle of nowhere so I brushed the dust off my circular polarizing filter as I sat by the lake and relaxed after the drive.



There is a beautiful little cemetry at my wifes old school and I had only brought one lens on this trip, my 24-105 f4. While a great lens, f4 is not the best for creating a nice soft blur in the background. So, while my wife was saying good bye to old friends I was playing around using focal length to help get the blurred background I was looking for. In hindsight the composition is not great but I did get a bit of background blur.

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This was taken last year at the Longhorn 70.3. The young lady on the bike was on leave from her tour of duty in Iraq. She swam 1.2 miles, cycled 56 miles and ran 13.1 miles for this event! A half ironman. Job well done!
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#4
Kansas
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Originally posted by pierces
I was waiting at a coffee shop today and snapped a couple of photos....'cause I do that a lot. I thought to myself, "what a great idea for a thread!"

I figure that we all have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth of equipment and too many of us only haul it out on special occasions or for trips.

Bad photographers! Bad! Bad!

Get your cameras out, find a nice composition, snap the photo and post it!

Let's have some fun!

Gallery Row Coffee House - Carrollton, GA


Happy shooting!

Dave
Thank you Dave! You are so right! Need to always look for photo opportunities and have a camera on hand. I enjoy all the pictures posted and check each day to see what's new. Thanks for starting this thread and posting your latest and thanks to everyone else who jumped on this with their pictures.
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#5
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Great idea for a thread. Thanks for starting it Dave. My wife and I went to the Kennedy Center last night and after the concert went up to the Terrace level and found this. I did have my camera, but no tripod, and setting the camera on the rail wasn't possible because of the bushes. So, I jacked up the ISO, held my breath and took a bunch hoping for at least one sharp one.



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Use it or lose it, as they say. I've LOST it. I haven't shot much for the last couple of months (recovering from major surgery). I went this morning and shot a parade my kids were in with their martial arts studio. I had my setting incorrect and missed the moment they were actually performing. This is my 'best' shot. Argh! (My boys are the two purple belts on the outside, and the one in glasses & green/black belt in the middle.)

Must. Practice.

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#8
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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I'm a daily shooter. I never leave home without a camera. But I haven't shot anything interesting lately. So all I have to submit is a simple picture of a geranium filled Terracotta pot sitting in my front landscape that I took this morning with my Olympus E-P1 using the Pin Hole filter.

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Originally posted by PoloJankins
I'm a daily shooter. I never leave home without a camera. But I haven't shot anything interesting lately. So all I have to submit is a simple picture of a geranium filled Terracotta pot sitting in my front landscape that I took this morning with my Olympus E-P1 using the Pin Hole filter.

WOW!!! I love this shot..... nice. I wish I could be a daily shooter. Dave thanks for this thread. I hope to share a photo on this thread real soon. Love to see everyones imaginations and points of view through the lens.
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#10
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I was lying in the hammock today and a few planes decided to fly over not too far away. These aren't the clearest shots- I was practicing taking pics with my almost new camera and these were probably a few miles away-had the telephoto fully extended.



#11
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I haven't used my camera since last Sunday when I took my dad to the Mn Zoo for Father's day but below is one of my faves of the day one of the grizzlies named Kenai-hope you like it
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I don't get to take out my DSLR every day, but I do take a bunch of pics on my iPhone.Here lately the skies have been incredible after the storms have rolled through! These were taken this week, so I hope they count I ran them through Chase Jarvis's Best Camera app to help the colors pop!
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#13
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Last night the City of Allen treated us to a free 4th of July outdoor concert featuring the Commodores. Took this shot of a girl who stood right next to our spot on the lawn. She was holding a Nikon.

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Here's what I came up with a couple days ago working on closeups; the lighting was hard to get right.
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Had the granddaughter out on the deck, spraying her down to keep cool:

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