Fall Foto Fest

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by jloden, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Following onto the summer of pictures challenge/project, I want to continue to motivate myself to shoot regularly, so I've decided to extend it into fall. I may not post every day this time around, but I want to give myself a challenge to keep me thinking about photo opportunities regularly instead of waiting for special occasions or events.

    This thread is where I'll be posting up my regular/daily images for the fall of 2012. Anyone is welcome to participate with me and post in this thread as well to share your own images, (constructive) feedback and other thoughts. No rules about posting every day or anything like that, just post if/when you like and have fun. The objective is just to get out there and take pictures!

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    Here's today's entry for me to kick things off. Mostly for learning purposes, I did a small study using a long lens at/near close focusing distance. Took bunch of different shots at different angles & exposures, and experimented with PP techniques as well. I wanted to emphasize the grain and character in the wood.

    GX1 + 100-300
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7946437016/" title="Grain by jloden, on Flickr"> 7946437016_81152d368e_c. "800" height="599" alt="Grain"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7946463166/" title="Scars by jloden, on Flickr"> 7946463166_3fd6f23c11_c. "800" height="601" alt="Scars"></a>

    Got my first flash unit today (FL600R) and did some practice shots with that as well. Learning curve is steep so far but I expect that to add a new dimension to my photography, being able to work with off camera flash and supplemental lighting in general.
     
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    A great idea - but it's still summer here (at least on the calendar and given the heat and drought it certainly feels like sumer!). When we get some fall color I'll try to add a few. :biggrin:
     
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  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Is it an open thread to add our own?
     
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  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Sure - I should have added that to the original post. Anyone is welcome to share your images here as well, the more the merrier! No rules or anything, just have fun and get out there to make some images :thumbup:
     
  5. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Good point... I think the summer of photos thread has wound down so I started this now, but technically it's not fall for a couple weeks yet!
     
  6. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Good idea.

    I sure do miss the Fall colors of the right coast. I'll see if I can get out of the studio when the weather is more agreeable.
     
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  7. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Playing around with new flash unit (FL600R) since yesterday. Fun test shot of the dog with flash bounced off the ceiling and a large white envelope used as a reflector.

    GX1 + 12-35mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7952798592/" title="Untitled by jloden, on Flickr"> 7952798592_590dfb550d_c. "800" height="601" alt="Untitled"></a>
     
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  8. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Forgot to update this yesterday - went out for an overnighter camping trip with some friends and came back with a bunch of fun shots. Here's one of my buddy Alexander Yerks (a talented photographer as well as musician and wood carver) playing his resonator before we headed out for the trip.

    GX1 + 25mm f/1.4
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7977240505/" title="NY Overnighter 2012-09-09 by jloden, on Flickr"> 7977240505_d14b234a11_c. "800" height="601" alt="NY Overnighter 2012-09-09"></a>
     
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  9. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    One from yesterday

    GX1 + 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7977811333/" title="If I Only Had a Brain... by jloden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="800" alt="If I Only Had a Brain..."></a>
     
  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    Yes the air is gettting crisy around here in CT,and the fall activities are starting up...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65464494@N05/7981146119/" title="20120908-_1200949.jpg by slimmerjim, on Flickr">"480" height="640" alt="20120908-_1200949.jpg"></a>

    I'll be drinking these bad boys in a year or two...

    Mmm.. Pumpkin.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65464494@N05/7981145491/" title="20120908-_1200918.jpg by slimmerjim, on Flickr">"512" height="640" alt="20120908-_1200918.jpg"></a>

    Getting used to my summertime purchase of the 55mm 1.2 FD, after I de godzilla'd the thorium. these are both at 1.8 which is amazing color for 1.8 imo.
     
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  11. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    It is if you live in northern Canada. :biggrin:

    Need another month to pass before autumn really gets going in my part of the world.
     
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  12. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    I see he's got his tongue out - not having a dump by any chance is he? :biggrin:


    CAMERAS_AND_CATS_059_e_c_r_s.
     
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  13. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    hahaha it's a she, and no... I think she was just wiping her nose when I happened to snap the pic :tongue:
     
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  14. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    GX1 + 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7981274211/" title="Monte by jloden, on Flickr">"800" height="601" alt="Monte"></a>
     
  15. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Great thread. Although Autumn has is way gone here in Straya thanks to our camera's we are able to record and revisit the past. GX1 and O45mm @ f2.8

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/7982188313/" title="Autumn flavours by iconindustries, on Flickr">"768" height="577" alt="Autumn flavours"></a>
     
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  16. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Some more from today... I know, I know too many dog photos, but I've been having fun with the portrait practice and they're readily available subjects :biggrin:

    These are both of our Dachshund, capturing one of his endearing qualities - he loves to stand at the storm door and watch intently when one of us is outside.

    GX1 + 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7983894961/" title="Can't Take My Eyes Off of You... by jloden, on Flickr"> 7983894961_3c5b8f5c08_c. "601" height="800" alt="Can't Take My Eyes Off of You..."></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7983892807/" title="Can't Take My Eyes Off of You... by jloden, on Flickr"> 7983892807_1107185d3a_c. "601" height="800" alt="Can't Take My Eyes Off of You..."></a>
     
  17. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    second photo would be a good candidate for a B+W conversion with a panoramic-esque crop.
     
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  18. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    One from today on the road. There was an absolutely unbelievable sunset tonight, but I couldn't find a spot to stop so I could photograph it. The sun was just a giant ball of orange boiling into the horizon... truly amazing.

    It doesn't do it justice at all but I was able to grab this one after the sun had set, showing some of the colors.

    GX1 + 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7987155042/" title="Sunset on the Highway by jloden, on Flickr"> 7987155042_b61d652b22_c. "800" height="601" alt="Sunset on the Highway"></a>
     
  19. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Finally got my wife to pose for some portraits (ok, it was more like sit/stand still for 30 seconds) and try out the 75mm in it's intended application :smile:

    GX1 + 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7990290699/" title="Marlana by jloden, on Flickr">"601" height="800" alt="Marlana"></a>
     
  20. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    GX1 + 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7993571819/" title="Persistence by jloden, on Flickr"> 7993571819_def6a27773_c. "800" height="601" alt="Persistence"></a>