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iWhat
03-31-2010, 11:40 AM
Each member can post one photograph in this thread each month.
The desktop cannot be larger than 800x600.
Not only will posting inappropriate 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.

MYmacROX
04-01-2010, 02:32 PM
My wife and I came across this empty gallery space at the Phoenix Art Museum. She used a slow shutter speed while I ran around in circles. See my "ghosts"?

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy263/Joelathon1/IMG_2948.jpg

badly_dubbed
04-01-2010, 03:52 PM
my first attempt at edititing a picture in PS...be kind lol

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/redloop/macpotm.jpg

though if anybody has any pointers then feel free to nudge me in the right direction....

Corbab
04-01-2010, 07:02 PM
my first attempt at edititing a picture in PS...be kind lol

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/redloop/macpotm.jpg

though if anybody has any pointers then feel free to nudge me in the right direction....

Seems like a perfectly good edit to me! What did you change exactly?

TattooedMac
04-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Sky Fire 2010

http://img.skitch.com/20100401-c38yh3mb495i47bph24gssij1d.jpg

badly_dubbed
04-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Seems like a perfectly good edit to me! What did you change exactly?

thanks, desaturate, contrast and brightness and a little on the shadows and highlights....

@iph0ne
04-01-2010, 08:25 PM
This is the statue of Charles Darwin at the natural history museum in London. Taken from the balcony using an iphone 3gs and edited using colorsplash.

I was planning on going back in the hope that i could be there at whatever time of day that shard of light coming through the window lands right on darwin, to get an ironic "god loves darwin" type shot but never got around to it.

http://i42.tinypic.com/rvw0ut.jpg

tiger roach
04-02-2010, 02:32 PM
Went and shot the pro-am before the Shell Houston Open PGA tournament last Wednesday. I was rooting for guys to hit it into the bunkers so I could try to get shots like this. :Evil:

http://gallery.me.com/bboyer4/100023/IMG_0712/web.jpg?ver=12700753740001

snaple
04-03-2010, 06:34 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2734/4266119979_110d465cfd.jpg

macwannabe
04-04-2010, 12:17 PM
This is the statue of Charles Darwin at the natural history museum in London. Taken from the balcony using an iphone 3gs and edited using colorsplash.

I was planning on going back in the hope that i could be there at whatever time of day that shard of light coming through the window lands right on darwin, to get an ironic "god loves darwin" type shot but never got around to it.

http://i42.tinypic.com/rvw0ut.jpg

this pic would be amazing as a HDR

@iph0ne
04-06-2010, 01:20 PM
I should be getting my T2i (http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=19943) next month, so i'm hoping to go back to the NHM and get some better shots.

Doug b
04-06-2010, 02:05 PM
my first attempt at edititing a picture in PS...be kind lol

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/redloop/macpotm.jpg

though if anybody has any pointers then feel free to nudge me in the right direction....

I like it. Try some different angles and bump up the exposure a bit. I find it too under exposed. Stuff like this could be used for stock image sites. You never know...

Also, either include all the utensils, or get them out of the shot. The background is a bit busy and distracts from the main subject. That includes the window frame and all that loose cabling around it, or what ever that stuff is. Perhaps also try a faster shutter speed to freeze the water more. Bump up that ISO or use flash ! (I'm sure that Kodak Easy Share can go up to at least 400 ISO without being TOO noisy).

Doug

Doug b
04-06-2010, 02:38 PM
Not sure why my image isn't showing up. Meh.

Doug b
04-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Nothing prize winning, but I really liked this little gal. About the size of my index finger, and was isolated in some shrubbery and grass. We took a little hike in the late afternoon yesterday. The weather is getting nice so all the wild flowers are starting to bloom. This was one of them. I have so many others but figured I'd keep it real simple. Though I do have one of my wife wearing a piece of tree bark we found, on her face like a mask. It totally reminded me of MF DOOM or the Phantom Of the Opera or the Borg or something... Really neat. Maybe next time.

http://api.photoshop.com/home_818026dd457e4235935d30b627eaa2f1/adobe-px-thumbnails/5e69fe8f3c164318b9b2716c50df14f8/1024.jpg

Doug

brentD300
04-06-2010, 06:56 PM
This tree is in Great Falls National Park in Great Falls, VA. Last year, all the roots were covered by soil. This winter we had huge amounts of snow so I'm assuming all the melt off caused some erosion and uncovered the root structure.

D300 with Tokina 11-16 2.8
7 bracketed exposures at f16 (if not, f11..can't remember)
processed in photomatix, then lightroom 2 w/ silver efex plug-in.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4497716195_352e8c9724_o.jpg

brentD300
04-06-2010, 07:03 PM
Not sure why my image isn't showing up. Meh.

Mine wasn't showing either. I got the URL of my image from my flickr page and posted..showed up then.

raasco
04-06-2010, 10:16 PM
Took this a couple weeks ago while in San Diego

raasco
04-06-2010, 10:22 PM
Flickr url!? Take two.

p3ezi(moto)
04-07-2010, 01:43 AM
This tree is in Great Falls National Park in Great Falls, VA. Last year, all the roots were covered by soil. This winter we had huge amounts of snow so I'm assuming all the melt off caused some erosion and uncovered the root structure.

D300 with Tokina 11-16 2.8
7 bracketed exposures at f16 (if not, f11..can't remember)
processed in photomatix, then lightroom 2 w/ silver efex plug-in.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4497716195_352e8c9724_o.jpg

that is sweet...i miss DC so much. (seeing that you are from DC)

lucky7
04-07-2010, 06:27 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4487123191_782deeee54.jpg

larger size: Flickr Photo Download: cars and coffee-8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4487123191/sizes/l/)

fearlessfreap24
04-07-2010, 07:01 AM
Flickr url!? Take two.
i spent 3 months at a school in SD. i remember driving around and stumbling upon this cemetery. it is beautiful there. a fitting resting place for those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

raasco
04-07-2010, 01:28 PM
i spent 3 months at a school in SD. i remember driving around and stumbling upon this cemetery. it is beautiful there. a fitting resting place for those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

It truly is a fitting view for the people who have served in the Navy. I think most people don't realize that there are 119 national cemeteries besides Arlington. I'm bummed that I didn't make it to Normandy while I was in France a couple years back.

Flickr: raasco's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/raasco/) if you want to see more

MrChris
04-08-2010, 04:19 PM
Just a spring/summery shot I took this morning :Smirk:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4502897859_787a3dd6d2_o.jpg

hugtheslug
04-08-2010, 04:24 PM
Just a spring/summery shot I took this morning :Smirk:
Luvly weather down South today, must have been 60 F - is Yorkshire weather being nice to you now?

Cheers :)

Hugh

An imperfect daffodil, taken in haste on the spur of the moment (it's dark here now)

http://s2.postimage.org/hMYn9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TshMYn9)

MrChris
04-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Luvly weather down South today, must have been 60 F - is Yorkshire weather being nice to you now?

Cheers :)

Hugh

It has been today for a change, I think we had highs of 15C (which is tropical compared to what we've had!) - Looking forward to Saturday which is forecast nice too :)

Cheers,

Chris

macwannabe
04-09-2010, 03:01 PM
here is a pic my girl took of me for some graduation pics with my camera (her first time using a D-SLR)

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g11/thetruiceman/20100408_GradPics_0259.jpg

VaughnA
04-09-2010, 05:20 PM
I'll play. Trying out a loaner Wide angle in an abandoned house.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4477467195_d2ac0e112b_o.jpg

brentD300
04-09-2010, 05:22 PM
[QUOTE=VaughnA;1032988]I'll play. Trying out a loaner Wide angle in an abandoned house.

for such a dreary place, you sure got a lot of color to pop. nice work. i love old, run down stuff.

@iph0ne
04-09-2010, 06:04 PM
[QUOTE=VaughnA;1032988]i love old, run down stuff.
i'll introduce you to my mother in-law... badum pshh! i'm here all week!

VaughnA
04-09-2010, 11:32 PM
[QUOTE=VaughnA;1032988]I'll play. Trying out a loaner Wide angle in an abandoned house.

for such a dreary place, you sure got a lot of color to pop. nice work. i love old, run down stuff.

Thanks, abandoned buildings are my favorite and I believe strongest subject. The lighting in that place on that particular day was perfect. After that day and especially that shot I had to order my own lens. Got the Sigma 10-20 today. It has better color and contrast than any of my other lenses.

xstep
04-10-2010, 03:59 PM
here is a pic my girl took of me for some graduation pics with my camera (her first time using a D-SLR)

She did a nice job. You pop right out of the image!

Chris....
04-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Took this one today.
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n147/chrisa62401/IMG_7171.jpg

Ghostshadow
04-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Custom anodized One Drop Project 2. Dedicated to my older sister that was killed last month.
Her initials on the inside (JLH) and her favorite colors.
Taken a couple days ago.
http://www.knoxware.org/imagehost/uploads/2dd84f9024.jpg

couple more
http://www.knoxware.org/imagehost/uploads/0dd00c205d.jpg
http://www.knoxware.org/imagehost/uploads/35addf4a13.jpg
http://www.knoxware.org/imagehost/uploads/2a21671217.jpg

mikey.b@gmx.com
04-10-2010, 09:11 PM
Taken near Poole, UK from my uncles boat. Not the greatest photo or camera (Just using my blackberry) but I like it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2313/4506547150_0961934762_b.jpg

macwannabe
04-10-2010, 11:11 PM
She did a nice job. You pop right out of the image!

she says thanx... i wanna give her my canon XSi and buy a 7D.

anewton
04-11-2010, 06:00 AM
Friendly fur seal at Cottage Reef Queenscliff Victoria, depth 8m.
Nikon D80, Ikelite housing, Sigma 15mm FE

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4347885753_27dd957406.jpg

martyp
04-11-2010, 10:12 AM
Here's mine for this month.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105L @ 24mm, f/16, 1/100, ISO 50.
Post-Processed in Aperture 3 using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro and Sharpener Pro plug-ins.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/bigpunter/_MG_1104-IR.jpg

alexsd123
04-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Took this one today.
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n147/chrisa62401/IMG_7171.jpg
Holy cow, that is freaking me out!! Great picture, how did you get it to look at you?

iggibar
04-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Took this one today.
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n147/chrisa62401/IMG_7171.jpg

That's an awesome picture!!!!!

LelandJLK
04-11-2010, 09:53 PM
Newport Aquarium
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs502.snc3/26404_776759670308_7715208_43820991_6776069_n.jpg

brentD300
04-11-2010, 09:58 PM
Friendly fur seal at Cottage Reef Queenscliff Victoria, depth 8m.
Nikon D80, Ikelite housing, Sigma 15mm FE

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4347885753_27dd957406.jpg

That is so cool..haha. Was he super curious? Looks like he's just hangin out.

snaple
04-12-2010, 05:28 PM
That's sweet.

McYukon
04-13-2010, 12:39 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4516341721_07e2a07e0a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkofox/4516341721/)

A Sharp-shinned Hawk watching me sneaking closer this morning.
I wanted to get a bit closer, when it decided that I was to close and flew away.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35  Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)  Aperture: f/5.6  Focal Length: 86.4 mm

wammo
04-13-2010, 09:39 AM
Taken on a Lumix G1 in Hunstanton in the UK.

Not edited at all.

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab18/wmunsey/Hunstanton%202010/P1000605.jpg

Village Idiot
04-17-2010, 08:06 PM
A Photo from a Strobist meet up today.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4528955783_a63c9ace9b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cokronk/4528955783/)

RavingMac
04-18-2010, 01:24 PM
Nothing special here, other than I just got my Nikon D5000 (my first DSLR) and was playing with it. Liked this shot better than the rest.

p3ezi(moto)
04-20-2010, 11:53 PM
Took a visit up to the old WWII runs in Marin Headlands with the wife. Caught this nice picture with my Moto Cliq. Check the lighthouse in the background

http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz104/DatBayBoiCrankinGoGo/27092_1116310005365_1755433636_2243.jpg

Bushwookie
04-24-2010, 12:39 AM
Pics are limited to 800 x 600

roffir
04-24-2010, 01:05 AM
Besides the size of the picture being a little too big :D, this picture is awesome.

DriftNismo
04-24-2010, 06:06 AM
Lighting's not ideal, but this was taken at 300mm.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1896/mg9176.jpg

fearlessfreap24
04-24-2010, 02:03 PM
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq75/fearlessfreap24/junk/PicMonthApr1.jpg

the rogue easter lily growing at my front door. still to young to bloom.

hugtheslug
04-24-2010, 02:34 PM
Wonderful photo, I love it

Cheers :)

Hugh

Bushwookie
04-24-2010, 04:20 PM
Besides the size of the picture being a little too big :D, this picture is awesome.

haha, sorry i am a noob. What would the easiest way to resize a photo on my macbook?

MYmacROX
04-24-2010, 09:35 PM
haha, sorry i am a noob. What would the easiest way to resize a photo on my macbook?

Use Preview.

bobtomay
04-25-2010, 08:27 AM
http://img.skitch.com/20100425-gfn94c6841rjcsypmu7qrti2qq.jpg

carpenterken
04-26-2010, 11:31 AM
Osprey looking for food.

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5336/b86g0020.jpg (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/b86g0020.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

fearlessfreap24
04-26-2010, 09:05 PM
Osprey looking for food.

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5336/b86g0020.jpg (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/b86g0020.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
i hate Ospreys. there used to be one that ate its fish on my antenna and left fish bones and pooped all over it. nice shot though!

chas_m
04-26-2010, 09:33 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs419.snc3/25265_1396264539511_1019139130_1198454_6980886_n.j pg

Harbour seal entertaining the tourists -- shot with a Nikon D70s

Adzy
04-27-2010, 09:17 AM
This was taken at a Fun Day near me for St. Georges Day:

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2055/dscf0488e.jpg

fearlessfreap24
04-27-2010, 09:18 PM
This was taken at a Fun Day near me for St. Georges Day:

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2055/dscf0488e.jpg
love the color!!!

Mac23
04-28-2010, 06:29 AM
One of my two dogs.. (She's a Papillon - Chihuahua mix, aka Papchi) Taken with a Sony DSC W230 point and shoot.

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww54/JT2386/DSCF0046.jpg

nfw
04-28-2010, 01:02 PM
First attempt at posting a picture, here goes.
LLandudno Pier & Great Orme, North Wales

MYmacROX
04-28-2010, 01:38 PM
First attempt at posting a picture, here goes.
LLandudno Pier & Great Orme, North Wales

That is beautiful! Did you edit it at all? Maybe could lighten it up just a tiny bit. It seems a little dim.

nfw
04-28-2010, 05:43 PM
Hi,
Picture is a series of 5 photos stitched together using panoramic software (windows) then the resulting image was under and over exposed (-2,-1 ,+1,+2) and reassembled using HDRsoft (windows).
Problem that i now have is I am looking for good panoramic and HDR software that will work on a mac, any advice, suggestions from the more learned (than I) on this forum would be greatly appreciated.
Again thanks for the comment.
nfw
ps. How do you get the photo on the forum without using the attachment method ?.

raasco
04-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Here's mine for this month.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105L @ 24mm, f/16, 1/100, ISO 50.
Post-Processed in Aperture 3 using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro and Sharpener Pro plug-ins.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/bigpunter/_MG_1104-IR.jpg

Very nice.

MYmacROX
04-29-2010, 01:00 AM
Hi,
Picture is a series of 5 photos stitched together using panoramic software (windows) then the resulting image was under and over exposed (-2,-1 ,+1,+2) and reassembled using HDRsoft (windows).
Problem that i now have is I am looking for good panoramic and HDR software that will work on a mac, any advice, suggestions from the more learned (than I) on this forum would be greatly appreciated.
Again thanks for the comment.
nfw
ps. How do you get the photo on the forum without using the attachment method ?.

Sign up for a free Flickr or Photobucket account (I'm sure there are others, but those are the 2 I know of and use). Get the image code/URL and click on the photo icon when you post. Do not include the [IMG] before and after. That will automatically be added for you.