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schweb
08-27-2005, 02:33 PM
Each month we'll have a thread where you can post your best digital photograph that you've taken that month. Show off your skills to fellow forum users. Each member is limited to one entry per monthly thread and the photo should have been taken during the month of the thread, in this case August. Also try to keep the image to around 800 X 600 for space and bandwidth consideration.

Of course this is all on the honor system ;).

To get started, just attach the picture to your post like this:

badmojo
08-27-2005, 02:57 PM
I took this picture at the Washington Memorial, Spring 2004.
Location: Washington D.C. USA
Camera: 5 MP Nikon 5700

edit: Great idea, Schweb.

schweb
08-27-2005, 02:59 PM
I like the idea of posting the camera used along with the pic, great idea. That way people can see what different cameras are capable of. Almost a real life version of a buyers guide.

D3v1L80Y
08-27-2005, 03:21 PM
*snip*

macAttack
08-27-2005, 06:54 PM
here's my picture, the original is in the middle

(idk if photoshopped pictures count, lmk)

Canon G2 4 MP

Tel
08-27-2005, 09:57 PM
I'm happy with how this turned out, reminds me a bit of GTA though.

Canon EOS 300D 6.3MP
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Kit Lens

mraya
08-27-2005, 09:58 PM
With my Minolta Dimage Z1, and a bit of control for not to kill the [insert curse in foreign language here] insect...

sarahsboy18
08-27-2005, 10:04 PM
Canon Digital Rebel XT
18-55mm

macAttack
08-27-2005, 10:05 PM
wow mraya thats an amazing picture!

Tel
08-27-2005, 10:08 PM
sarahsboy18, are you shooting RAW? The flowers in the background of your image make it seem as if you're heavily post-processing your images, if you're not shooting RAW then I recommend trying, and if you are then I think you may be over saturating and sharpening maybe.

sarahsboy18
08-27-2005, 10:14 PM
sarahsboy18, are you shooting RAW? The flowers in the background of your image make it seem as if you're heavily post-processing your images, if you're not shooting RAW then I recommend trying, and if you are then I think you may be over saturating and sharpening maybe.

Just some saturation boosting in iPhoto cause it really brings it to life on my PB screen... and no I'm not shooting RAW. I'm just shooting stuff for fun right now and don't feel like using the Canon software to get the images off. I'll probably switch to RAW once I get comfortable with my camera.

Tel
08-27-2005, 10:22 PM
Just some saturation boosting in iPhoto cause it really brings it to life on my PB screen... and no I'm not shooting RAW. I'm just shooting stuff for fun right now and don't feel like using the Canon software to get the images off.

I'd steer clear of the Canon software if you can anyway, its not that great. If you're just using iPhoto to edit, then I wouldn't shoot in RAW, but if you plan to use another app to edit photos (such as photoshop) defiantly experiment with it, its well worth a tinkering and you'll love the results guaranteed.

I have heard of a few free RAW converters that are apparently very, very good but I'm unsure about availability for Mac. Its worth looking into if you get some time though.

How are you finding the XT? I tried one out in the Apple store, while I thought it was a little small in my hands, I was a bit jealous by its start up time compared to my 300D.

sarahsboy18
08-27-2005, 10:29 PM
How are you finding the XT? I tried one out in the Apple store, while I thought it was a little small in my hands, I was a bit jealous by its start up time compared to my 300D.

I'll have to check that out... I tried copying the RAW files straight off of the chip and opening them and PS and it wouldn't work. Thanks for the heads up about the Canon software.

So far this little guy has been awesome. My wife has a Rebel 2000 film camera and I can't tell a difference in speed or sensitivity. Plus the 8MP is great... It is a bit small... But since it is my first camera it hasn't taken much adjusting for me.

Anyhow... back on topic ;) ... That is a gorgeous sunset Tel.

Ghostshadow
08-28-2005, 12:37 AM
Alrighty here mine for the month..

i was driving to my g/f's on the interstate, it is the best i could do whilst trying not to wreck hahaha... no photoshopping done.
enjoy.

camera used : Nikon 5400

schweb
08-28-2005, 12:45 AM
That's a very cool picture Ghost....

will_power
08-28-2005, 03:08 AM
Here's mine: taken at the top of paintbrush canyon in the grand tetons, wyoming. I just got back from a month of trail work there with the student conservation association.
camera: nikon coolpix 2000

fearlessfreap24
08-28-2005, 03:42 AM
this wasnt taken by me. it was taken by a friend when we were in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is the Castle San Cristobal in old San Juan. He was using A Sony Cyber Shot.

Ghostshadow
08-28-2005, 04:05 AM
Thank you, i like yours as well, i like everyone elses , good job guys ! .

fearlessfreap24
08-28-2005, 09:01 AM
these are some i took this mornign as the sun was rising.

The first on is the side of teh ship as the sun was reflecting off of it.
the second one is a view from the maindeck up to the main mast. I also got our DESRON logo in it.

PowerBookG4
08-28-2005, 09:29 AM
lol which one is your picture of the month?

fearlessfreap24
08-28-2005, 08:55 PM
the first one

D3v1L80Y
08-28-2005, 09:05 PM
I think the first one I put up was waaaaaay too big.
Let's try this one instead....the front of my truck
:black:

Camera: Olympus D-535 Zoom

iNAP
08-29-2005, 07:41 PM
Kodak Easy Share Z700
in order to upload I had to decrease the quality. the original is crystal sharp

johninc
08-29-2005, 08:16 PM
I took this one from the umpire's boat at the Henley Royal Rowing reggatta in britain. Its Stanford University vs. The Irish National Lightweight team. Stanford's using the same exact boat the U.S. team used to win the olympics. I dropped the quality greatly when I made it smaller.

Camera: Cannon Powershot A65

(Sorry its so wide)

macEfan
08-29-2005, 08:41 PM
here is mine

camera sony cybershot

danielbruzual
08-29-2005, 09:33 PM
I took this one at a tuning show here in Caracas, Venezuela. Hope you like it!
Camera: Sony Ericsson k700i
http://img306.imageshack.us/img306/5862/picture1297zp.jpg

coach_z
08-29-2005, 09:54 PM
what happens if we still use 35mm b&w film and develop them ourselves when we are taking good, artistic pictures. can we then scan and then submit? until i get a digital slr i will always use my digital to take mainly crappy pictures
-chris

fearlessfreap24
08-30-2005, 03:07 AM
what happens if we still use 35mm b&w film and develop them ourselves when we are taking good, artistic pictures. can we then scan and then submit? until i get a digital slr i will always use my digital to take mainly crappy pictures
-chris

i would say yes you can submit it.

DCraver
08-30-2005, 03:55 AM
I guess this is cool?

My iBook. Black and white. Pretty cool desktop.

Camera: Olympus Camedia C-700

boarderjosh10
08-30-2005, 11:51 PM
Found this street sign by accident driving around Flint, Michigan USA. I wonder which came first, the streets or the legend...

camera is a cannon optura 20