Hey everyone, sorry for the tardy judging! Life got a tad crazy this week.
This one was very hard to judge, so close, I'd probably have just as hard a time if I had to re-choose!
A bit about why I like sunsets, they change so quickly, and so dramatically, within such a short time...
Wow, wish I could go there for one of those! When I was there back in March last year, I really enjoyed that place.
Here's the handful of keepers I got. Flickr Search: sacramento railroad museum Apologies about the new stupid Flickr layout. :-/
I hope this isn't too specific, but I really love seeing sunsets with silhouettes of stuff (people, trees, buildings, anything neat). Bonus for awesome cloud formations! :biggrin:
Here's two photos to give ya an idea of what I'm looking for.
The first was taken back in my P&S days with a...
Oooh, so many photos to choose from, which is my favorite? I love night photography!
Here's my first entry, taken a week or so ago.
15 seconds, 20mm, f1.7
And my second, taken this past winter.
20 seconds, 20mm, f1.7
Here is my interpretation of the theme. It took me a while to think of a photographic interpretation of the theme. Thanks, Colin! :-)
I love seeing images of plants growing in the tiniest of cracks in stone, knowing that they have the potential to break even the largest of rocks apart.
My first image was taken at dusk as I caught a plane to Las Vegas on my way back to VA from CA. The sky looked like it was on fire.
GF1 + firstname.lastname@example.org, 1/500sec., ISO 400
This was taken at the California Railroad Museum.
GF1 + email@example.com, 1/13sec., ISO 100
It's no lion or anything, but it's wild. Scared a bunny out of the bushes doing yard work the other day.
Between the failing light, my dog sniffing, and only having one hand to use, I figure it came out pretty well.
GF1 + 20mm @ISO 800, 1/40s.
The only lenses that consistently come with me (now that I have some native lenses) are the 20mm and the 45-200. I haven't felt the need for anything in between yet, except for a faster 45-200, but that's a given. It's what I take backpacking, it's what I take to sporting events, gatherings...
I usually get there before dusk and set the tripod up and autofocus on something about as far away as the fireworks, then switch it to manual. Or you could autofocus on the first few boomers, then turn it to manual.
Very cool! I think light painting is a hugely underused effect. It doesn't always have to be glaringly obvious.
Here's a shot I took this past spring and used a dim flashlight to illuminate each of our faces a bit. My face is the brightest one.
GF1, 20mm, f1.7, ISO 400, 25secs.
Without knowing the details, I would say a combination of fog (out of your control), UV (UV filter will cut through that), direct sunlight (a lens hood could help, or sometimes just your hand, carefully out of frame) would cut down on the effect you're getting.
Hope that helps,
Well, as soon as I heard about it, I knew it would be my submission for this salon.
The transit of Venus, not to happen again for over 100 years. And to make it more singular, we had clouds, so good shots of the sun were fleeting at best.
This was taken with a GF1 and the 45-200 @200mm, ISO...