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posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 08:08 PM
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The poor tree! Glad I wasn't anywhere near. Good job stitching it together. Photoshop makes it much easier to do this by allowing you to 'transform' meaning stretch and skew each layer to make the joins seamless.

Hope the tree pulls through, i've seen them survive before.




posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 08:14 PM
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Yeah - I plan on having fun with all that a bit later - I just wanted to get it together to see what it would look like - Once I've got something a bit better looking I'll repost it...



posted on Aug, 2 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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Whoa....Just looked at the views on this thread - 7741!


At any rate....I'm finally making a gear upgrade!!

My birthday's right around the corner, and it makes an excellent excuse to plunge copious amounts of money into a new camera!


I've been going insane trying to figure out the best camera for both my budget and style though...

I'm in between the Nikon D70 and the Cannon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT

Either way you look at it - Just with a factory 18-55mm lens it's going to come close to $1000....I'd like to start out with 70-300mm, but I think I'm going to have to wait for that...

Add to the mix the fact that I only have a 256MB CF card, and I'll be pretty limited with what I can do...Regardless, I'll still have the same subject matter to shoot as I do with my present camera, so I can't really blame it on the lack of equipment....


Any other ideas or cheap providers any of you might know of? Best price I've found through froogle.com is $819 for the Rebel XT w/lens....

[edit on 8/2/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Aug, 2 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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Honeybee on Agave Blossom -- Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Pinal County AZ:


Chuckwalla -- Maricopa Riparian Reserve, Gilbert, Maricopa County AZ:


Sunset -- near Queen Valley, Pinal County AZ.


Prickly Pear Blossom -- Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Pinal County, AZ


City Park -- Downtown Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, Honshu


Rural Landscape -- Rural Gunma Prefecture, Honshu



posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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Great clarity on those macros OTS...Those pollen baskets are filling up!

Are those from film or digital? How long ago where you in Japan? You gotta share some more!


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Well...Recently I began a mentorship under one of the juror photographers over at W1K - madame_ava - She's really helped me to capture a whole new realm of my ability...I can't thank her enough for helping me out - But I'd like to share a couple of the images she's helped me out with...

This is for a "rust/corroded themed" contest....Actually, I haven't submitted it yet, so I hope I'm not jinxing myself
.....It started as a simple photo in full color, but she gave me the idea of bringing even more life into it by focusing the color saturation on the rusted areas...I'm really pleased with this one!


Now this one is for a contest themed "Choices" - I got the idea to throw this one together with a few things sitting on my desk at home....Again, she brought more clarity to this image by suggesting I add the paper plane and make a few doodles by the "THIS IS NOT A LAWSUIT" text -


In case it isn't quite clear, it's a work vs. play "choice"


And this one's just for fun (Well...I guess they're all for fun
)....

I call it "Indecent Exposure: A Dirty Birdie"....You can take that figuratively and photographically....



[edit on 8/4/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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Enron the “rust” photograph is really good…I mean really good.

Have you ever considered selling your photos online? I know of a place where you can do just that. Let me know and I'll give you the url via u2u.



posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:25 PM
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Thanks KL....


I'll u2u ya...



posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:45 PM
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argh I guess I will post some of my pictures....
All of these were taken by me






err a bit blury ( I use my telescope for pictures a good bit)











there thats enough for now....



posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:59 PM
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Man!

I feel Like I just got served!

You guys are great..
OTS..The Bee photo is simply awesome..

Enron: Great Tutelage you must have...I agree that the rusted hook is really cool.
I mean "hang it on my wall" cool.

Mizar..I love Astro photos, the moon is very crisp, and you captured excellent terminator shadowing...I've taken a few myself..No scope though..Mostly time time exposures. Meteors, satellite trails, etc.....

I'd better get posting..

I've got a themed photo contest, deadline tomorrow, I came in 3rd place last time I entered..100 bucks..gotta get sorting...The theme is "at your leisure"
I figured a pic of me, at my computer, on ATS,BTS would do it...LOL j/k..



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 12:50 PM
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I've got some new photos I'll update with later...

I was just looking through our thread here and figured that I need to give a huge "shout-out" ImageShack for providing quality image hosting that doesn't "fade with time," so to speak....

That, and I'm getting my Canon Digital Rebel XT this week!!!!!!!!



I've got a 1GB Type II CF Card just waiting for that puppy to show up at my door



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:59 AM
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I went camping the other day.
Timed it to catch the end of the Perseid meteor shower.
Well, the skies did not cooperate at all..At least for viewing meteors.

It was still a nice place, high up in the Sierra Nevada range in California.

Here are a few photos.



First, a nice sunset.
I guess the clouds were good for something




Next, a closeup of some immature pine cones.
All that gooey looking stuff is pine sap, very sticky, but keeps
the cones from drying out.



This is at the peak of one of the mountains, I would say around 10,000 feet. The trees are pretty amazing there.

Later that day, While I was occupied with something else, a wild predator
made off with my dinner.
click to see vicious wild killer creature




Evenings were usually topped off with a nice series of thunderstorms.
No meteors, but this was a pretty good show too.


Get that camera yet Enron?
Can't wait to see some shots..



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 08:53 AM
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Awesome lightening shot, space! And the vicious wild killer sure is frightening. How did you defend yourself from it?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 11:33 AM
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Wow....So many vivid colors - That sunset is gorgeous! I love the lightening too - How long of an exposure do you go for to get the multiple strikes? Clearly your little furry four-legged food-vacuum wasn't phased....


I attempted a lightening shot with my Nikon the other day for the first time - Here's the result:


You can't actually see the strike, but you can see it light up the sky - I had a few with the strike, but minus a tripod and slow shutter speeds, they were just way too blurry...

At any rate....YES.....I got my camera yesterday!!

After a few minutes with it I slowly began to realize the task before me....lol....This beast-of-a-camera will consume me for quite a while - I can sfaely say the power of this machine is safely tucked away somewhere for me to learn over time, but for now I'm just trying to break the learning curve...

Right now I just have a 18-5mm lens and a polarizing filter....

Here are a few of my initial shots from yesterday and today that turned out better than expected....I'm not sharing the other 400 or so....


A few from Lake Jackson...




This one's way out-of-whack, but I liked the fading tree lines and the reflection - One of my first "candid" shots too - Just some dude fishing...


My cat, Belle...There's something militant looking about her here...When she's anything but...



I'm beginning to like this polarizing lens





Playing around with Macro...






I'll update with some more later - I took the day off work to spend some time getting familiar with the camera, so I should probably go do that, ya think?


[edit on 8/18/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 12:10 PM
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We had an airshow a couple of weeks ago over here, and the Blue Angels were a part of it. The night before the show, the entire detachment- pilots aircrew, plane mechanics, everyone- came out to a local park and signed autographs and just wandered around talking to the public. It was all free and anyone could just stop by! It was great I got to talk to all the pilots and got the autograph of every member of the Blue Angels. My kids will remember it for a long time.

The Next day we went to the airshow, here's some pics I took. Click on the image to get a larger size.






















posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 04:55 AM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
Awesome lightening shot, space! And the vicious wild killer sure is frightening. How did you defend yourself from it?


Thanks man!

We had to tranquilize that beast..Tie him up, and chopper him out to a more remote location. We really had to, now that he has a taste for
pasta, no one is safe.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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Nice lightning pic space doubt!

What I normally do for lightning pics is set the shutter open for 3 seconds
and take multiple photos until I get lucky



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 04:55 PM
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Enron,

Pretty much what Mizar said about lightning photos..

I was working between 3 and 10 seconds times..
And was varying my f/stops and asa settings almost the whole time..
Depends on the distance to the strikes., and the brightness/
This was a good storm for these pics..There were plenty of strikes.
A couple of which, were about 300 yards away..LOL

I took about 75 pics, and about 7 or 8 had a decent strike on them



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 07:42 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for the pointers...I'll have plenty of chances to put it to use considering we get thunderstorms here nearly every day


Here are some recent pics:

A buddy of mine who posed for some pics at a local war memorial...




A bell on the barn out at my house...


Ever hear the phrase "Canopy Roads?" Just about all our roads here in Tallahassee look like this...


These were fun to take - I probably looked like a lunatic chasing them around to get the right shot...



This one almost looks photoshopped, the way the light struck the butterfly in mid-flight...


Now I finally have the chance to do some more "experimental" shots - I was fooling around here with a zoom-blur....That's when you zoom in/out during the exposure...I think I need a better subject though



Cypress Swamp


Rattle Snake



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 09:42 PM
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Ah I love Cypress marshes. Living in South Liousiana I have been there hundreds of times to explore their bueaty. The unique eco system is amazing. I had some pics from my last visit but I never uploaded them on my computer I just kinda got prints.



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 11:34 PM
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They're in some ways very awe-inspiring places aren't they?! Almost mystical...outlandish...

So, for your viewing pleasure mizar, here are a few from more Cypress Swamp shots from my visit earlier today to the Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science





Big fish make big splashes
, so I seized the moment to capture this rather interesting shot...


And in case you noticed from the link above, they presently have Spider Monkeys on loan as a "special guest" at the museum...It was an exceptionally hot day today (I finished my walk around the outdoor museum literally drenched in sweat) so they were being very lazy and keeping cool in shady places my camera could not quite reach, but here are a couple shots I did get of them...

Deep in thought...


Once he woke up he struck a few poses for me...


They've got the right idea here...



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