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iWhat
11-30-2008, 10:48 AM
Each member can post one desktop in this thread each month.
The desktop cannot be larger than 800x600.
Not only will posting inappropriate desktop pictures get them deleted, it will also get you banned. This includes anything semi-lewd. This is a family forum if it's not PG then don't post it.
Feel free to post the source from which you got your wallpapers, themes, icons, UI modifier apps, etc.

BlueMac
11-30-2008, 11:17 AM
Each member can post one desktop in this thread each month.
The desktop cannot be larger than 800x600.
Not only will posting inappropriate desktop pictures get them deleted, it will also get you banned. This includes anything semi-lewd. This is a family forum if it's not PG then don't post it.
Feel free to post the source from which you got your wallpapers, themes, icons, UI modifier apps, etc.


Looks like iWhat made a boo-boo :P

eric
11-30-2008, 12:57 PM
clipboard issue, i'm assuming. that's what happens when you have one eye on the computer and one eye on that "securely" locked closet...

fearlessfreap24
12-04-2008, 07:36 PM
i will probably get better pictures this month, but i cought this one by accident. it is off center because i was being charged, but i thought it was a good action shot. this was in the park behind our house.

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq75/fearlessfreap24/FrolicInTheSnow/FrolicInTheSnow3.jpg

ps - can we get a sticky?

Forum Shark
12-04-2008, 08:04 PM
My first submission!

fearlessfreap24
12-05-2008, 09:00 PM
http://img.skitch.com/20081205-eaeg16r162qh3chn4u4e952ee7.preview.jpg (http://skitch.com/aptmunich/7ubr/picture-16)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/aptmunich/7ubr/picture-16) - Uploaded with plasq (http://plasq.com)'s Skitch (http://skitch.com)
i think you posted on the wrong thread

Aptmunich
12-05-2008, 09:43 PM
i think you posted on the wrong thread
Oops... maybe posting in the middle of the night after a concert isn't the best idea in the world ;)

iWhat
12-05-2008, 10:10 PM
Oops... maybe posting in the middle of the night after a concert isn't the best idea in the world ;)

Those David Hasselhoff concerts can be pretty intense and tiring. :)

carpenterken
12-06-2008, 11:40 PM
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/jkristaken/IMG_2661-1.jpg

PapaNoHair
12-07-2008, 12:37 AM
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd64/jkristaken/IMG_2661-1.jpg

Wow - look at all that blowing sand!!!

soul.glo
12-07-2008, 08:41 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/zillig04/_MG_5870-1.jpg

BlueMac
12-07-2008, 10:19 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/zillig04/_MG_5870-1.jpg

Awesome shot!

eric
12-07-2008, 10:23 AM
Wow - look at all that blowing sand!!!

sand? HA!!!

Coelakanth
12-07-2008, 12:57 PM
Shot taken at Port Aventura, Spain.
First post and I'm such an amateur.
- Samsung S1050\

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/AdamBoon/Fountain_Sharper.jpg

soul.glo
12-07-2008, 02:41 PM
Awesome shot!


Thanks Blue!

hugtheslug
12-07-2008, 04:45 PM
That fountain is lovely :) I really like it

Cheers :)

Hugh

Coelakanth
12-07-2008, 04:54 PM
Updated mine, for some reason I preferred sharper and lower contrast.
Might switch back if people like the before better ;)
And also it is an outstanding shot BlueMac! ;D

By the way could anyone recommend a decent enough DSLR for around £400?
Since at the moment I'm stuck with a terrible Point and Shoot.


That fountain is lovely :) I really like it

Cheers :)

Hugh

and thanks ;D

PapaNoHair
12-07-2008, 05:19 PM
Shot taken at Port Aventura, Spain.
First post and I'm such an amateur.
- Samsung S1050\

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/AdamBoon/Fountain_Sharper.jpg

Very very nice!

Coelakanth
12-07-2008, 05:37 PM
Thanks :)
More or less contrast by the way? Opinions?

BlueMac
12-07-2008, 05:48 PM
Thanks :)
More or less contrast by the way? Opinions?

It's perfect the way it is, IMO.

fearlessfreap24
12-07-2008, 09:51 PM
Shot taken at Port Aventura, Spain.
First post and I'm such an amateur.
- Samsung S1050\

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/AdamBoon/Fountain_Sharper.jpg
very nice!!!

Reel1
12-07-2008, 11:07 PM
My dog really doesnt like me leaving for work.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t158/Reel1_photo/sadeyes.jpg

Coelakanth
12-08-2008, 06:13 AM
Gorgeous colours in your shot Reel1 ;)

Sabathius
12-11-2008, 09:38 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/3099297220_4129e7dbf0_o.jpg

Happy holidays everyone! May you get everything you want for Christmas. Be safe and healthy.

fearlessfreap24
12-11-2008, 11:57 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/3099297220_4129e7dbf0_o.jpg

Happy holidays everyone! May you get everything you want for Christmas. Be safe and healthy.
that is great work!!

iWhat
12-12-2008, 12:05 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/3099297220_4129e7dbf0_o.jpg

Happy holidays everyone! May you get everything you want for Christmas. Be safe and healthy.

Omg, I love that. lol

PapaNoHair
12-12-2008, 07:11 AM
Man how did you get him to pose like that!! lol Great card. Thanks!

cknight88
12-12-2008, 07:47 AM
still getting to learn the ropes but these are my 2 cents...

BlueMac
12-12-2008, 09:12 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3101782093_8c34b5172a.jpg

justpassinthru
12-13-2008, 09:10 PM
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9445/icerink1208bw2jv8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

fearlessfreap24
12-13-2008, 11:20 PM
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9445/icerink1208bw2jv8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

is that the Millennium Park Rink in Chicago. Great pic btw!!

justpassinthru
12-14-2008, 11:23 AM
Yes, it is. Thanks.

eric
12-14-2008, 11:29 AM
yeah, good one justpassinthru - lots of people seem to forget that a picture can tell a story, not just play "show and tell".

the composition really leaves me wondering what the woman is doing. very interesting.

justpassinthru
12-14-2008, 01:42 PM
fwiw, I failed to include the woman is watching a Zamboni operator clean the rink.

eric
12-14-2008, 03:01 PM
well that ruins the magic...

;P

Coelakanth
12-14-2008, 06:10 PM
Mines gone blue... reupload.
For some reason this one is low quality.. I just can't win here.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/AdamBoon/Fountain_Sharper2.jpg

J_K
12-15-2008, 01:54 PM
^^ Fantastic shot!!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/joekont/DSC_1661.jpg?t=1229363596

PapaNoHair
12-15-2008, 03:26 PM
^^ Fantastic shot!!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/joekont/DSC_1661.jpg?t=1229363596

Nice, nice, nice!

J_K
12-15-2008, 07:40 PM
Thanks.

Seasonal I thought.

BlueMac
12-15-2008, 07:43 PM
^^ Fantastic shot!!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/joekont/DSC_1661.jpg?t=1229363596

Indeed very nice.

Were the lights naturally blue, or did you use a tungsten white balance?

J_K
12-16-2008, 02:29 PM
It's an olive tree out our decking on the garage.
The lights are white and blue and just phase on and off in sequence.
I managed to get that shot with a 20sec exposure. Just normal white balance for daylight. I'm nowhere near good enough to think of using a different white balance to change a shot.
I'm just really lucky with the odd shot here and there.

PapaNoHair
12-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Olive trees grow in the UK?? I didn't know that.

J_K
12-16-2008, 04:37 PM
Yeah. They grow here.
But the Olives are NASTY!!

We buy stuff from Crete and our suppliers send us olive oil from their personal olive groves and it's just out of this world.

We went on a factory visit in February and they had deep snow!!
Athens airport had been closed due to 2 feet of snow the day before we went.

MacRab
12-18-2008, 07:00 AM
I don't have a macro lens...but tried to take some shots of water dropping into a puddle anyway.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/3117288221_74513447e7.jpg?v=0

XJ-linux
12-18-2008, 08:47 AM
Miss Daisy is checking out the new MBP. I keep telling her it has a trackpad, NOT a mouse, but she looks for it anyway. She prefers the 9600GT graphics card because it runs a bit warmer...

http://gallery.me.com/dcram71/100008/DSC02938/web.jpg

whambamslamglam
12-21-2008, 05:53 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/3125886974_72dd6597b6.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/3125886736_8144129b26.jpg?v=0

i know i broke the rules by posting two, but i just like these two a lot and couldn't decide which i wanted to post :D

this is a band called the marathon i shot last week.

eric
12-21-2008, 05:56 PM
bridge and tunnel? are they from jersey?

nice pics. ;)

MBasile
12-22-2008, 02:34 AM
I don't think I've posted one for December yet

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/3124033790_d64bdfeb8f.jpg (http://photography.mattbasile.net/galleries/montereyfishermans/)

eric
12-22-2008, 11:42 AM
a snap at my younger son's first birthday - i think i captured his mood.


http://hope-n-eric.smugmug.com/photos/441022413_uViTs-L.jpg (http://hope-n-eric.smugmug.com/gallery/2339803_j34PU#441022413_uViTs-A-LB)

xstep
12-24-2008, 01:26 PM
Time to Pull Over

MBasile
12-26-2008, 08:07 PM
Time to Pull Over

psh, the line is still clearly distinguishable :)

Mjc.americor
12-26-2008, 10:46 PM
Taken RAW not edited at all. Here in Ft. Myers Beach FL
Canon 20D w/ a 17-40mm L-Series
http://i42.tinypic.com/21dimnp.jpg

Lewwy
12-27-2008, 07:49 AM
Never done this before.. But here goes :P

http://www.hilldesigns.co.uk/images/big_ben.jpg

J_K
12-27-2008, 09:17 AM
Thats a nice shot mate.

Lewwy
12-27-2008, 09:21 AM
Thats a nice shot mate.

Appreciate it if that was directed at me..

I was experimenting with 'Painting with Light'.. It looks awesome when you get it right :)

J_K
12-27-2008, 09:24 AM
I did mean you Lewwy ;)

Mattlike
12-27-2008, 05:04 PM
Never done this before.. But here goes :P

http://www.hilldesigns.co.uk/images/big_ben.jpg

Ahh, one of my favorite places. :) Nice shot!

rocketman766
12-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Appreciate it if that was directed at me..

I was experimenting with 'Painting with Light'.. It looks awesome when you get it right :)

Very new to photography here, can you tell me what this "Painting with Light" is? part of photoshop? feature of your camera? I love that shot and would love to be able to do things like that.
Just got my Canon EOS Rebel Xsi for Xmas... let the pics begin!!!!! Currently experimenting with action shots for my daughters sports.

Lewwy
12-28-2008, 10:10 AM
Very new to photography here, can you tell me what this "Painting with Light" is? part of photoshop? feature of your camera? I love that shot and would love to be able to do things like that.
Just got my Canon EOS Rebel Xsi for Xmas... let the pics begin!!!!! Currently experimenting with action shots for my daughters sports.

Hey Rocketman,
I made a new thread to keep this one on topic, follow (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images-graphic-design-digital-photography/134961-painting-light.html).

MissMurder
12-28-2008, 09:18 PM
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9901&stc=1&d=1230513419

getting to know the D200 (i had never seen a sunflower this color).

bonesy
12-29-2008, 01:50 PM
Puerto Madero, Argentina last week on my new Canon EOS Rebel

9906