Self Portrait 365 project | Day 162

Self Portrait 365 project | Day 162

I always know I’m gifted. Think about it, I can looking at two bright screens 16 hours a day and I don’t even need to wearing glasses? Yes, I’m definitely gifted!

P.S: Should I give it a try to apply this photo to Getty Image? I have never try to submit any photos to stock photos before. What do you think?

Posted by Growtograph | by Joy Butler on 2010-10-21 08:57:10

Tagged: , computer , screens , magic , bright , dark , pixie dust , ‘spinkles night asian woman self , portrait 365 5d , mk , II 50mm joy , butler hervey , bay , photographer

Golden flight

Golden flight

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Golden flight
San Francisco, California

Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Aperture (raw fine tuning, straighten, exposure, levels, highlights & shadows)
1/90sec @ f/22, iso 125, 18mm (27mm)

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Bicycling a little around my new home town.

Now that I’m actually getting a handle of my new job, I thought it was time to venture outdoors. I hopped on my bicycle and started off in a random direction.

The first thing I did was get my tire caught in the MUNI rail and do a faceplant right in front of everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Oh well, let’s see how close I can get to Golden Gate Bridge.

My camera isn’t in good shape but having the 18-200mm gives you a chance to take shots like this. Sure, it’s right into the sun, but at this focal length, I’m glad I caught enough of the detail of the seagull. Besides, Golden Gate bridge is very recognizeable. 🙂

(Yeah, at 18mm, I was right next to the bird. :-))

On the way back, I flatted.

I don’t have my computer set up so this is the RAW image with a little futzing around with Aperture. I’ll probably replace it later. (At least fix the flare and the dust bunnies)

Click for original photograph (If you cannot view this, add me to your contacts and I’ll add you to my friends. If you are already a contact of mine then just jet me a message and I’ll fix your status.)

Posted by tychay on 2007-05-14 05:55:36

Tagged: , Nikkor , Nikon D200 , San Francisco , seagull , Golden Gate Bridge , water , bay , flight , 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR , bridge , lens flare

Dynamic Calm

Dynamic Calm

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If you like this photo, I have created a desktop background for you to use on a range of devices, including iPhone, iPad and desktop computer. You can get it here 🙂

The "For Sale" Miniseries
"Dynamic Calm" is the ninth photo in a miniseries that I recently started. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering all of my photographs available as prints on my website. I’ll be uploading one every weekday (except Friday), as usual, but you’ll find a lot more information on the photographs themselves – I might sneak in a few tutorials, quick tips, etc. It’ll be great for new and old photographers alike – If you have any friends who might be interested, be sure to let them know! I’ll be updating everything on my blog as well as my other social networks, so if you would prefer to follow it there, just click on one of the links above. 🙂

About "Dynamic Calm"
"Dynamic Calm" was taken from the Warners Bay foreshore. Warners Bay is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located 15 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was named after Jonathan Warner, who settled the area. The population of Warners Bay was 7,009 as at the 2006 census, with in excess of 615 businesses operating in the area.

Taking "Dynamic Calm"
Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm
1 min 43 sec | f/13 | ISO100 | 11.5mm

Like Thursday’s upload, I took this shot after attempting a sunset at Dudley Beach (unfortunately the location didn’t quite work out). I saw that the clouds were starting to turn, so I quickly drove back to the Warners Bay Foreshore. Unfortunately most of the colour in the clouds had dissipated by the time I arrived, but nevertheless I hurriedly set up the tripod and composed this shot. Originally I went for a fairly standard shot (in terms of shutter speed), but I felt the slight ripples in the water were too distracting. So I grabbed the trusty ND filter, popped it on the end of my Sigma 10-20mm lens, and exposed for just over a minute and a half to get this shot.

Processing "Dynamic Calm"
Not much was wrong with this image. The left hand side was a little dark, so I used Adobe Camera Raw’s graduated effect filter sideways (horizontally?), to lighten up that portion of the photo. I cooled the image down slightly, but then decided to apply a warming filter in Photoshop (Photoshop’s warming filter produces a different effect compared to simply increasing the white balance temperature in Adobe Camera Raw). I had to clone out a few dust bunnies in the corners, and also one stray stick in the foreground which I was finding distracting. What are your thoughts on small cloning fixes like that? Leave a comment! 🙂

Enjoy!

Posted by J.Shultz Photography on 2011-09-05 02:50:05

Tagged: , warners , bay , warners bay , foreshore , lake , river , dam , waterscape , scape , landscape , land , mountain , tree , hill , silhouette , reflection , horizon , clouds , sun , set , sunset , long , exposure , long exposure , slow , shutter , slow shutter , newcastle , macquarie , lake macquarie , warners bay foreshore , still , calm , smooth , aus , australia , new , south , wales , new south wales , nsw

Moods of LIght #3 of 3 – Sausalito, Ca

Moods of LIght #3 of 3 - Sausalito, Ca

Pic #1 of 3 – 6:22:08am – Here
Pic #2 of 3 – 6:33:53am – Here
Pic #3 of 3 – 6:44:33am – This One 🙂

Visit Here to see where we shot after this set.

So last night as I was falling asleep on my old friend Dimpi‘s couch in the Marina District, I had very little confidence that this morning’s shoot would be anything but a bust. Mainly do to the fact that at Midnight when I checked weather.com the forecast was solid rain all Saturday starting at 5am this morning and it was pouring buckets when I finally went to bed. But, having made plans with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart , I decided to get some rest and meet him at Starbucks in the morning.

Well, when I woke up and checked the whether at 5am it showed partly cloudy skis until 8am, then solid rain from then on out. And they were right on. So, after meeting Steve and Grabbing a coffee. We were off.

So, usually the way it works, at least for me; is you go out to a location; you take a bunch of shots; of basically the same subject, from different angles and then you pick the best shot when you get home and open your files on the computer.

Well, when I got out to this spot with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart this morning, I notice that both the light and clouds where changing very rapidly. So, I got an idea. If after making my initial calculations for my long exposure and taking my first shot, my calculations turned out to be correct; I’d try to show how the light changes very quickly in the morning. Depending on when you start and end your exposure, your results can be stunningly different.

In this set of 3 shots, taken approximately 11 minutes apart you can clearly see what I am talking about. For example reason only, I did no post processing (except using iPhoto’s crude retouch tool to make a piece of lint or something disappear from the sky of all 3 shoots). BTW I Hate dust, it plagues me. If anyone has a method of keeping it off my sensor PLEASE let me know.

So, here is my mini set of 3 shots, all in a row, on a morning that I almost certainly thought that I and Steve would be standing in the rain getting nothing more then a cold.

Enjoy 🙂

For the Techies 🙂

Canon 5D Mark II
Exposure: 160
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 50 (to control noise in the Long Exposure)
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f2.8L II
Tripod Gitzo G 026
Head Gitzo G1178M
No Filters (Just UV to protect the front of the lens) Just adding this note because I had a few questions about which filters I used. The changes in color are due to the moving clouds acting as "filter" and "reflectors", upon the emerging sun.

Posted by Rich Capture on 2009-12-13 05:16:42

Tagged: , Sausalito , California , Bay Bridge , Richard , Matyskiewicz , Richard Matyskiewicz , wood , wharf , lighthouse , Alcatraz , San Francisco , water , bay , sea , seascape , landscape , city lights , sun rise , east , glow , golden hour , bueatiful light , Tell me a story… , TMS

Moods of LIght #1 of 3 – Sausalito, Ca

Moods of LIght #1 of 3 - Sausalito, Ca

Pic #1 of 3 – 6:22:08am – This One 🙂
Pic #2 of 3 – 6:33:53am – Here
Pic #3 of 3 – 6:44:33am – Here

Visit Here to see where we shot after this set.

So last night as I was falling asleep on my old friend Dimpi‘s couch in the Marina District, I had very little confidence that this morning’s shoot would be anything but a bust. Mainly do to the fact that at Midnight when I checked weather.com the forecast was solid rain all Saturday starting at 5am this morning and it was pouring buckets when I finally went to bed. But, having made plans with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart (www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/), I decided to get some rest and meet him at Starbucks in the morning.

Well, when I woke up and checked the whether at 5am it showed partly cloudy skis until 8am, then solid rain from then on out. And they were right on. So, after meeting Steve and Grabbing a coffee. We were off.

So, usually the way it works, at least for me; is you go out to a location; you take a bunch of shots; of basically the same subject, from different angles and then you pick the best shot when you get home and open your files on the computer.

Well, when I got out to this spot with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart (www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/) this morning, I notice that both the light and clouds where changing very rapidly. So, I got an idea. If after making my initial calculations for my long exposure and taking my first shot, my calculations turned out to be correct; I’d try to show how the light changes very quickly in the morning. Depending on when you start and end your exposure, your results can be stunningly different.

In this set of 3 shots, taken approximately 11 minutes apart you can clearly see what I am talking about. For example reason only, I did no post processing (except using iPhoto’s crude retouch tool to make a piece of lint or something disappear from the sky of all 3 shoots). BTW I Hate dust, it plagues me. If anyone has a method of keeping it off my sensor PLEASE let me know.

So, here is my mini set of 3 shots, all in a row, on a morning that I almost certainly thought that I and Steve (www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/) would be standing in the rain getting nothing more then a cold.

Enjoy 🙂

For the Techies 🙂

Canon 5D Mark II
Exposure: 240
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 100 (to get enough light for a proper exposure) (It was still very dark out at this time)
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f2.8L II
Tripod Gitzo G 026
Head Gitzo G1178M
No Filters (Just UV to protect the front of the lens) Just adding this note because I had a few questions about which filters I used. The changes in color are due to the moving clouds acting as "filter" and "reflectors", upon the emerging sun.

Posted by Rich Capture on 2009-12-13 05:16:37

Tagged: , Sausalito , California , Bay Bridge , Richard , Matyskiewicz , Richard Matyskiewicz , wood , wharf , lighthouse , Alcatraz , San Francisco , water , bay , sea , seascape , landscape , city lights , sun rise , east , glow , golden hour , bueatiful light , TheUnforgettablePictures , Tell me a story… , TMS

Moods of LIght #2 of 3 – Sausalito, Ca

Moods of LIght #2 of 3 - Sausalito, Ca

Pic #1 of 3 – 6:22:08am – Here
Pic #2 of 3 – 6:33:53am – This One 🙂
Pic #3 of 3 – 6:44:33am – Here

Visit Here to see where we shot after this set.

So last night as I was falling asleep on my old friend Dimpi‘s couch in the Marina District, I had very little confidence that this morning’s shoot would be anything but a bust. Mainly do to the fact that at Midnight when I checked weather.com the forecast was solid rain all Saturday starting at 5am this morning and it was pouring buckets when I finally went to bed. But, having made plans with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart , I decided to get some rest and meet him at Starbucks in the morning.

Well, when I woke up and checked the whether at 5am it showed partly cloudy skis until 8am, then solid rain from then on out. And they were right on. So, after meeting Steve and Grabbing a coffee. We were off.

So, usually the way it works, at least for me; is you go out to a location; you take a bunch of shots; of basically the same subject, from different angles and then you pick the best shot when you get home and open your files on the computer.

Well, when I got out to this spot with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart this morning, I notice that both the light and clouds where changing very rapidly. So, I got an idea. If after making my initial calculations for my long exposure and taking my first shot, my calculations turned out to be correct; I’d try to show how the light changes very quickly in the morning. Depending on when you start and end your exposure, your results can be stunningly different.

In this set of 3 shots, taken approximately 11 minutes apart you can clearly see what I am talking about. For example reason only, I did no post processing (except using iPhoto’s crude retouch tool to make a piece of lint or something disappear from the sky of all 3 shoots). BTW I Hate dust, it plagues me. If anyone has a method of keeping it off my sensor PLEASE let me know.

So, here is my mini set of 3 shots, all in a row, on a morning that I almost certainly thought that I and Steve would be standing in the rain getting nothing more then a cold.

Enjoy 🙂

For the Techies 🙂

Canon 5D Mark II
Exposure: 240
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 50 (to control noise in the Long Exposure)
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f2.8L II
Tripod Gitzo G 026
Head Gitzo G1178M
No Filters (Just UV to protect the front of the lens) Just adding this note because I had a few questions about which filters I used. The changes in color are due to the moving clouds acting as "filter" and "reflectors", upon the emerging sun.

Posted by Rich Capture on 2009-12-13 05:16:40

Tagged: , Sausalito , California , Bay Bridge , Richard , Matyskiewicz , Richard Matyskiewicz , wood , wharf , lighthouse , Alcatraz , San Francisco , water , bay , sea , seascape , landscape , city lights , sun rise , east , glow , golden hour , bueatiful light , Riceworld