Jump to content
pierces

I got out and used my camera today...

Recommended Posts

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
[IMG]http://galleries.pptphoto.com/img/s9/v13/p94944284-4.jpg[/IMG]

Happy shooting!

Dave Edited by pierces

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

[IMG]http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad67/pilotdane2/2010/Connecticut/BoatDock.jpg[/IMG]

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.

[IMG]http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad67/pilotdane2/2010/Connecticut/Cemetary1.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_COx1b6UK3gA/TCVzxGxonBI/AAAAAAAADfM/yvCXdYblcoY/s800/DSC04181%20edited.jpg[/IMG]

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='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
[IMG]http://galleries.pptphoto.com/img/s9/v13/p94944284-4.jpg[/IMG]

Happy shooting!

Dave[/quote]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=teal]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[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT].:) Edited by JWJs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

[IMG]http://www.pbase.com/roffee/image/125965926/original.jpg[/IMG]

Larry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Robin

[IMG]http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff190/Robinjh7/IMG_2184edited.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

[IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4736340307_5e1b3e504d_b.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='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.

[IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4736340307_5e1b3e504d_b.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

[B]WOW!!![/B] [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"]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. :D[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

[IMG]http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy125/bsusan424/planepic7-1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy125/bsusan424/IMG_1348-1.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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 :)
[IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4720252664_82a9a3e958_b.jpg[/IMG] Edited by puckster55pics

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://houserphotography.squarespace.com/storage/email-files/IMG_6481.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://houserphotography.squarespace.com/storage/email-files/IMG_6474.JPG[/IMG]

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! Edited by Zack Adams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

[IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4737227995_c8acb9a6fd_b.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This was taken 10 minutes ago:



[URL=http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2539750710104734279kqzaCK][IMG]http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/40565/2539750710104734279S600x600Q85.jpg[/IMG][/URL]



JimmyJames

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='jimjamxx']This was taken 10 minutes ago:



[URL=http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2539750710104734279kqzaCK][IMG]http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/40565/2539750710104734279S600x600Q85.jpg[/IMG][/URL]



JimmyJames[/QUOTE]

I like it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2665675305_eaa65d474e_z.jpg?zz=490239301075[/IMG]
I love playing with flowers Edited by puckster55pics

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Had the granddaughter out on the deck, spraying her down to keep cool:

[IMG]http://dodgerdigital.smugmug.com/Family/Liliana-on-Deck/LilianaDeck22/915056089_HCkej-M.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='puckster55pics'][IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3197999169_10f76deefa_z.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]


What technique did you use for this photo?? I love it.

Here is a pic that I took when we were in Orlando for Christmas.
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/Denise40/Disney%20World%20Christmas%202009/SunriseinOrlando.jpg[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/untitled005.jpg[/IMG]

The deer came back as this buck decided to get a little closer. Watched them for a half hour and then they melted back into the woods :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, sticking strictly to the format of the thread, this is one I shot this afternoon - it was a test shot for my newest lens I just picked up earlier in the afternoon - a Minolta 300mm F4 APO. Snapped in my front yard:

[img]http://g4.img-dpreview.com/B8DAD4C00745430896CE92E1C88B23A2.jpg[/img]
(this is the direct link in case the above goes dead - I'm not sure how this other gallery works where I posted the sample: [url]http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3702150612/photos/372036/jun26-wako-311[/url] )


I'm also a very regular shooter - if not daily, then at least several times a week, mostly on weekends. I'm an avid wildlife photographer, and also enjoy night photography and architecture, so that keeps me busy wherever I happen to be. Here in Florida, birding is amazing, so I do that almost every weekend. And of course travel photography when I'm lucky enough to be traveling...a few weeks ago I was up at Disney World where I go every few months...and I'm just now in the planning stages for my next cruise sometime in Oct/Nov.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Denise40']What technique did you use for this photo?? I love it.

Here is a pic that I took when we were in Orlando for Christmas.
[URL]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/Denise40/Disney%20World%20Christmas%202009/SunriseinOrlando.jpg[/URL][/quote]
Paintshop pro 12 has a nice set distortion effects and I just play around with a image til I get the desired effect;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown looked nice and refreshing on a 98 degree in our good nation's capital.

[IMG]http://www.pbase.com/roffee/image/126058954/original.jpg[/IMG]
Larry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×