Looks like I have missed a lot of action on this forum. It's been a while since I have posted anything here, so let me start with two photos :)
Empire-State-Building_Small by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
Shenandoah-Sunrise by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
Got back from the trip last night and I have to thank everyone here and so many others on the internet. The trip was amazing, I can't wait to go back to Colorado again. Even though this year seems to be pretty bad for fall colors, my wife and I had an awesome time there. I was lucky...
I have been pretty busy with moving to a new place and searching for car :(. However, I did manage to note down a lot of places from my research and have made an excel sheet. I am still working out the exact details but I booked my tickets today. I found a good deal from DC to Durango...
Thanks TC for the website and the advice. The only video that I saw which got me thinking was a video where an SUV was having a tough time en route to crystal mills. It's not on the list, but if I decide to go there, it'll most likely be a guided tour.
My bad, I thought you said don't fly into Denver. Thank you for all the locations, I'll soon chalk out a detailed plan and post it here for you guys to comment on and see if it's doable.
I am flat lander, didn't think it would be that bad high up there.
Thank you for the advice, I had...
Thank you for your reply. I was thinking Denver because tickets to and from Denver are cheaper than flying into any other airport except for Durango. If Denver's not worth it, then I'll fly to Durango and back. I can probably stay for a day or two at Aspen and see the locations you...
As the subject states, my wife and I intend to go to Colorado for a week in the last week of September. I'll most likely fly out of DC on September 23rd and would like to come back on September 30th if there are enough places to see in Colorado. I wouldn't mind cutting it...
That lens is just amazing, Dave. One of my other nieces (who's 11) used my OM-D and 75mm and managed to make some awesome photographs. I'll post photos made by her over the weekend. Needless to say, this lens probably shines in anyone's hand :smile:.
Been away for a while and haven't done a whole lot of shooting. But, I did manage to do a small shoot with my nieces and nephew. Here are couple from that:
Light source was a SB-24 through a Cheetah Qbox 24.
Thank you ThomD. It was sitting on the stem of a lotus, saw quite a few of these yesterday. Somehow, I have not been able to find as many dragon/damsel flies in this aread (Northern VA, Washington DC). It'll be great if you could share any information that you may have about spotting these...
My first MFT camera was a Panasonic G1 Japanese model. When I got it, the menu was all in Japanese and the owner thought it couldn't be changed to English. However, there's a firmware hack that allows you to change the language to English. Never had a single problem with the camera, so look...
More floral abstracts from Longwood:
_DSC0397 by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
_DSC0406 by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
_DSC0520 by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
_DSC0540 by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
All with 5N and Leica Marco-Elmarit-R 60mm.
This is probably the 5th or 6th time I'm linking to NC's post but here goes:
With your lens and you'll probably get good results. Yes, legacy macro lens is the best option but if you're not sure about doing macro photography and just...
What's the budget you're looking at? I got lucky once on ebay where I made an offer of $55 for BNIB Marumi DHG +5 and +3 achromats (55mm filter thread) and the seller accepted it. Try ebay, you might get a good deal on those.
Because I had such less time the last time around in Longwood gardens, I decided to go there again. The Lester Dine in action here:
_7010199 by Veeresh_ai, on Flickr
I think it was shot around 1:1. Can someone please tell me the ID? TIA!
I must have bad information then :(. A friend asked me to avoid Shenandoah valley (esp skyline dr) because of cicadas. Thanks for the info Tom, I'll try and go there soon. Please post the IR photographs as well, curious to see how those have turned out.
So, I couldn't keep myself away from this lens. Met Chris (nuclearboy) this weekend and bought his lens. Boy oh boy, this lens is EXCITING. Amazing lens. One of the "test" shots from this weekend:
Very minimal PP.
Upon further research, looks like Nichia might be available but a little hard to source. However, I came across "blue light" that a lot of divers use for fluorescence videos. Would this light work well for flowers too? Or is it very specific to underwater objects?
I'm pretty sure I have professional grade photos for all the types mentioned, but I am not sure if they get paid for it. But, if you look around and in the right threads, you will see micro four thirds being used quite extensively for fashion, portraiture and product photography. However, we...
I agree. All the micro four thirds lenses I have used so far seemed pretty sharp wide open then I hardly stop down. Nuclearboy has listed his 75mm for sale on CL here and I am really really tempted to get it. I need to stop visiting this thread for a while, else I might end buying his lens...
To me there's no single point of interest in the frame. My eyes go from the building (two columns on the top, entry into the frame) which leads me to the busy group of people and then the crooked street/sidewalk to the the tree (exit line for the frame). There's nothing of interest...
Excellent suggestions all, thank you so much :smile:.
Safety of others and myself always comes first. I believe life is worth more than a photograph I'll make and wouldn't want to risk it for anything.
Excellent point about the shoulder in rural areas, will remember that one for...
I would definitely park on a relatively straight road than on the corner. I'll definitely have to use my best judgement and think about many factors before I stop. I live in DC and I know what it's like when tourists become an impediment to locals :smile:. I wouldn't want to be one when I am...
Thanks! That's a good place to start as I intend to visit California later this year.
Yes, I wouldn't stop unless I find the safest spot to stop and photograph. I guess I'd have to look up individual state laws depending on the places I intend to visit regarding parking on...