The Belt

The Belt

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2018-01-25 08:25:29

Tagged: , Alexandria Brangwin , Second Life , 3D , CGI , Computer , Graphics , Virtual , world , photography , Tokyo , Japan , Japanese , city , urban , heat , humid , dust , afternoon , early , evening , glow , dim , light , setting , sun , elevated , highway , belt , loop , road , cars , driving , skyscrapers , buildings , R2 , mainstore , Mizuki , town , distant , shadows

Shawnta Jonstone–Fairy Dust

Shawnta Jonstone--Fairy Dust

Posted by ReinventedLook on 2011-08-29 19:35:42

Tagged: , abstract , art , artwork , fairy , bird , artistic , background , graphic , computer , design , digital , drawing , rainbow , feather , plume , leaf , element , fantastic , fractal , artifical , fantasy , fibers , flash , frame , generated , black , blue , gray , grey , color , light , star , universe , space , abstraction , glow , illustration , magic , mist , misty , night , paint , style , sutures , smoky , smoke , texture , threads , wallpaper , web , backgrounds , textures , advertising , publicity , stand , card , picture , fabulous , improbable , dreamland , fairyland , fairy tale , tale , story , fib , Russian Federation

Dust Storm – Red Apple Glow

Dust Storm - Red Apple Glow

We woke this morning to a very unusal orange/red sky caused by a huge dust storm that had moved into eastern Australia overnight. I have never seen anything like it before. My son asked jokingly "is it National Sepia Day?". Looking at all the amazing images posted throughout the day – all with an unusual orange glow – I think he was on to something.

www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/red-dust-sto…

This shot was taken from inside our house as we opened up the curtains to a very strange day. My wife was looking at the latest news updates on her computer where we discovered the full extent of the strange dust storm.

Posted by Stevpas68 on 2009-09-23 13:23:32

Tagged: , dust storm , orange sky , orange , red , orange glow , apple mac , morning , glow , morning glow , house , inside , sydney dust , NSW dust , newcastle dust , Lake Macquarie

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

SUNSET WALK

SUNSET WALK

Posted by kadek susanto on 2015-04-14 02:11:28

Tagged: , amazing , animal , antelope , aura , background , beautiful , black , color , coloration , colorful , computer , danger , decorate , display , dust , earth , emotion , escape , fantastic , feeling , free , freedom , glow , gold , golden , harmony , horizon , horns , inspiration , inspire , jump , kick , light , lovely , magnificent , majestic , mammal , mesmerize , mysterious , mystery , natural , nature , orange , plains , red , run , screensaver , shine , silhouette , splendor , springbok , springbuck , striking , sun , sunset , super , superb , symbol , symbolic , tree , unique , vast , wild , wildlife , wonder , wondrous , world , yellow

Letter C, in Neon (Crazy California)

Letter C, in Neon (Crazy California)

I’ve got a series of images just for the "One Letter" group on flickr, and for those who use the flickr application called "Spell with flickr". This is from a casino sign in Laughlin, Nevada. BUT, I introduce it here to those who may be interested in my trip to Los Angles, California right now.

So, is the C for Crazy California or for Crazy cobalt?

On this long 7 hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona over west to La, I keep seeing things that seem improbable. Maybe my California flickr friends will be able to shed some light on these observations:

1. In Blythe, CA, I got gas at an ARCO Am/PM gas station for only ("only" !!!!) $2.77per gallon. This, of course, is horrifying, but around this place there were at least 6 other gas stations that advertised the gas price as $3.33! I knew the gas would be higher in California over Arizona, so I sought to buy it far enough outside of LA at the least price. And I heard on the radio that the $3.00 per gallon mark would be reached soon. But really, how can there be a 56 cent per gallon price difference within blocks of competitors? Something seems really skewed….

2. Where is that sign you read on trucks, saying "How’s my driving", and giving a toll free number to call? Let me tell you, I needed it around Desert Palms, CA on I-10 for the driver of a double-trailer semi truck who tailgated like a crazy man and was a great danger on the road!

3. Signs were frequent on the Interstate, with speed as 70 mph, but there were other signs that said "trucks/trailers 55 mph". So how is it that every truck on the road was going 70 to 75 mph? Let me tell you,it is not fun being behind or alongside a double-trailer semi in strong wind where you are fighting for control and so is that driver.

4. I’ve rarely driven with such wind conditions as the stretch between Indio and Palm Springs. No signs about "dangerous cross currents", or "blowing dust" there, but it was like shafts of wind shear for about 30 miles, and so much dust that the wind threw down blankets of dust violently. Is this a rare event?

5. In Coachilla, CA I went to a Carl’s restaurant about midnight, and was told I could not order for their computers are always down then for 10 minutes. I offered to pay cash and exact price, but the answer was "no" because no order could be taken without a computer. I was thinking, what happened to pencil and paper, or use of a calculator! Really, the food and employees were present, but the concept of taking an order "rote" was beyond the staff.

6. With an unfortunate name, the Morongo Casino, with its huge neon displays, always strikes me as "Moron Go to Casino"….

7. Remember that rotten truck driver I mentioned earlier? I was glad to see him pulled over for a truck scales inspection around the "29 Palms" exit. Then, 50 miles later he caught up with me and yes, he was speeding up and slowing down, with tailgating me and others once again. Watch out for trucks from GI Trucking Company!

8. I passed the exit for "Running Springs, CA". Realistically, could a "spring" not always be considered as "running"?

Ah, these are just the random observations of a traveler in the US. I am sure that the US of A has far more idiosyncracies that other countries, right?

Posted by cobalt123 on 2007-03-21 10:39:12

Tagged: , letter , C , neon , one letter , casino , Laughlin , Nevada , contrast , alphabet , letter C , glow , crazy , California , travel , observations , rant , Spell with flickr

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

Take A Walk

Take A Walk

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Posted by Mikko Lagerstedt on 2010-04-09 09:24:40

Tagged: , nikon , d90 , nikkor , 70-300mm , vr , mood , atmosphere , cinematic , dog , people , walking , bridge , cinema , framed , texture , textures , road , glow , mist , fog , first framed pic, i thought it would work quite well here , rain , explore , front page , suomi , latyrx , finland , nikon d90 , stock , sell , light , mikko , resize , photoshop , finnish , mikko lagerstedt , photography , photo , perspective , shadow , graphic , 2010 , lonely , landscape , detail , unique , lagerstedt , art , fine art , misty , foggy , color , colors

Holey Glow, Batman – Hole in the Wall Beach, Santa Cruz (Explored #3 – Thanks!)

Holey Glow, Batman - Hole in the Wall Beach, Santa Cruz (Explored #3 - Thanks!)

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"I’ll just fix it in post." Soapbox time! (but I promise I’ll keep it short :). It seems to me that many photographers today are using post-processing to create their shots, rather than just fine-tune them. Add in some color here, clone out an annoying rock there, cut-n-paste in a sky from another day, and voila, a beautiful photo! I don’t condemn these actions, but I do feel that relying on post to make your shot is a bad idea, because it turns off your brain in the field.

When you know that you can change anything you need to on the computer, you no longer put the effort into finding just the perfect comp, waiting for the perfect light, understanding how to properly expose a scene, and doing a million other things that are so crucial to photography. Post is great, but it’s not a substitute for making the best image you can in the field. When you are able to slow down and work (yes, WORK) to make a killer image in camera, then post-processing serves as the polish which makes the image shine. And this is the real role of post-processing, not the invention of something new.

I bring this up because last night I was guilty of a lazy-photographer mentality myself. I hadn’t found the perfect comp by the time the peak light hit, so I started rushing. Rushing around trying to find something, anything to shoot before the sky blew its proverbial load. Luckily I came across this comp as the light was waning but I was still rushing: I didn’t take the time to take a test shot to make sure my filters were in place, I had my finger in the frame in the lower right, and my filters were spotted with spray. As such, my final shot had water drops everywhere, a blown out sky, and a bit of red haze down in the lower right from my finger. "I’ll just fix it in post" I said to myself, and so I made a real frankenstein of an image here: the foreground and water motion from one shot, the rocky shelves from another, and the sky from yet another. Way too much work to create this image in post when a few extra seconds in the field could have got me the same result.

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Tech Notes on this Photo
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Nikon D300s
Tokina 12-24 mm
ISO200 – It was getting pretty dark but I wanted a fast-ish shutter speed to catch the streaky wave action so I bumped the ISO to 200
f/8 – sharpest spot on my lens but still provides sufficient DOF at 12mm; helps defocus scratches, drops, and dust on my filters/lens
3 sec – 3 seconds is a pretty long time if you want to catch streaky wave action (0.5 sec – 2 sec is better), so for this shot I had to open the shutter just as the wave reached is peak surge up the beach. That way I caught the full motion as it flowed back out to the sea.
12 mm on a crop sensor
Lee 3-stop and 2-stop soft GND Filters, handheld

Post-Processing
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3 separate shots with the above settings, hand blended to produce the final image
In Raw Converter (Nikon Capture NX2)
– Global contrast for added pop
– Slightly darkened and added contrast to the sky to add oomph
– Brightened foreground rocks and added contrast to enhance shine

In Photoshop:
– Noise reduction via Neat Image
– Selective sharpening of sand and rocks
– Curves layer to slightly darken and enrich the sky
– Curves layer to brighten and add contrast to foreground rocks
– Curves layer to darken and add contrast to sand and water streaks in mid-ground

Thanks for looking!

~Josh

Posted by Joshua Cripps on 2010-12-28 18:12:23

Tagged: , joshua , cripps , photography , hole , wall , beach , santa , cruz , california , davenport , ocean , pacific , seascape , landscape , sunset , glow , purple , rocks , shine , waves , sand , reflection , water