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iWhat
09-01-2006, 02:22 AM
Each member can post one photo in this thread each month.
The photo needs to be taken in the month covered in the thread title.
The photo cannot be larger than 800x600.
Please include the camera you took the picture with and the date of the picture in the description.
This thread is about sharing your photo not discussing technique, opinions of what is art, or to make disparaging comments on someone's picture. If you would like to discuss those things, please start a new thread.

Aptmunich
09-01-2006, 03:20 AM
Ok, then here's my entry: This time not taken with my trusty Sony Ericsson K750i, but with a friends Canon Powershot.

This is on a ferry to the croatian island of brac, but you can't really tell from looking at it (okay, so it's technically not taken in September, but I'm only a few days out and really like it :)).

http://homepage.mac.com/aptmunich/mf/smoke.jpg

Ghostshadow
09-01-2006, 10:38 AM
Dang that is hot! good job buddy, i really like that.

MJGUK
09-03-2006, 11:21 AM
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/7646/edgehillaugust0616di9.jpg

Edge Hill, Oxfordshire - Photo taken with Nikon D50, 18-55mm Nikkor lens

PowerBookG4
09-04-2006, 02:48 AM
sony cybershot + my car = not a bad picture..

Mattlike
09-04-2006, 03:10 AM
sony cybershot + my car = not a bad picture..

Nice Stang. ;)

schweb
09-04-2006, 09:22 AM
From the Saint Louis Museum of Art
Shot with Kodak V550.

http://static.flickr.com/76/212774989_c0050e9074.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/schweb/212774989/)

rman
09-04-2006, 01:25 PM
sony cybershot + my car = not a bad picture..
Are you ready for the new Cobra, next year. With the 500 horses? :) I am trying to work that into my budget.

Bonzaisushi
09-04-2006, 08:31 PM
The beautiful Opera House.
Taken with a canon 20d

RIP STEVE IRWIN

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/394/operainternet800x420shklyq5.jpg

thelox714
09-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Canon Rebel XT, Northern California.

Edit: Sorry, forgot picture.

NanoBite
09-10-2006, 12:26 AM
My 4 and a half y.o. Lakeland Terriers; Billy'n'Jess, Canon PowerShot A70, My Backyard, Sept 10th '06.
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nickster9224
09-10-2006, 02:25 AM
heres mine taken outside 2 nights ago
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3007/dscf0012og0.jpg

RiDE
09-26-2006, 11:11 PM
Not my own image... this is a sreenshot from the Film "25th Hour" with Ed Norton (..great film by the way!).. I just thought it was appropriate given the month and all.

http://static.flickr.com/100/253749640_3b955cb122_o.png

RiDE
09-26-2006, 11:13 PM
Wierd.... I was just looking at the image I just posted and noticed the time it was posted... I am in KS (CST time).... Spooky :yinyang:

SpliCer261
09-26-2006, 11:17 PM
First rule of Mac forums is..you do not go over 800X600..
Second rule of Mac forums is.. you do not go over 800X600..

lol gotto love fightclub.

Good pics so far, you guys have great visions

trpnmonkey41
09-26-2006, 11:21 PM
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
50mm prime f/1.8 lens

Taken from inside of an old blast furnace at the old McIntyre mine site in the Adirondacks

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9199/sophsem138ea6.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sophsem138ea6.jpg)

dtownley1
09-26-2006, 11:24 PM
Taken with a Mamiya 7 medium format camera for a 2nd year uni photography project. One of my favourite photographs. Developed and printed by me ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dtownley1/barrels-1.jpg

PowerBookG4
09-27-2006, 12:02 AM
Are you ready for the new Cobra, next year. With the 500 horses? :) I am trying to work that into my budget.

yeah can't wait... I want to buy one. Shelby GT500 :)

Say_Cheese
09-27-2006, 07:30 AM
Taken with a Mamiya 7 medium format camera for a 2nd year uni photography project. One of my favourite photographs. Developed and printed by me ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dtownley1/barrels-1.jpg

If that is the standard of your photography then you will go far. It is refreshing to see someone who is actually using a proper camera and who knows how to dev & print and properly. I learnt that way at college and I feel that there are too many people out there that rely solely on the camera they are using doing all the work.

I would love to see some more of your images. Do you have a website?

dtownley1
09-27-2006, 09:37 AM
If that is the standard of your photography then you will go far. It is refreshing to see someone who is actually using a proper camera and who knows how to dev & print and properly. I learnt that way at college and I feel that there are too many people out there that rely solely on the camera they are using doing all the work.

I would love to see some more of your images. Do you have a website?

thanks mate. I don't actually own that camera, unfortunately. Would love to one day, but AU$4000 is a bit steep for a student.
I currently post a lot of my photos and illustrations at
http://dtownley1.deviantart.com

Most of my photography these days is done on a compact digital camera - but it has great manual features for exposure and focus. I'm looking to upgrade to a DSLR when I've the money.

Hope you enjoy my work. Have you also got an online gallery?

Say_Cheese
09-27-2006, 08:28 PM
This has to be one of my favourites.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/12601186/

I don't have an online gallery at the moment but my website is currently under development.

*Update* I have just joined deviant art. I will be posting some images there soon.

sursuciofla
09-27-2006, 08:51 PM
This has to be one of my favourites.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/12601186/

I don't have an online gallery at the moment but my website is currently under development.

*Update* I have just joined deviant art. I will be posting some images there soon.

Nice...I assume your post picture was shot C-41 and you printed B&W? I bet your instructor loved your color image. The birds are real nice. Print that large, I mean as large as you can before losing quality and that would be amazing mounted on gatorboard.

dtownley1
09-28-2006, 01:55 AM
Nice...I assume your post picture was shot C-41 and you printed B&W? I bet your instructor loved your color image. The birds are real nice. Print that large, I mean as large as you can before losing quality and that would be amazing mounted on gatorboard.

wait, I think we're all getting confused here. That pic was a favourite of mine from my deviantart gallery. I didn't take it, and I don't think Say_cheese did either. If he did, then I apologise, for it's a spectacular shot.

But I have a feeling he might have browsed through my favourites and come across that photo, or seen it on my profile page, as I have my favourites displayed randomly. I hope that cleared things up.

Sursuciofla: if you were actually referring to my shot, then I used black and white film for it. We only shot b&w the entire semester - great fun :D

Ghostshadow
09-28-2006, 01:15 PM
well here is one i took out side in a parking lot last week sometime. I just liked the ligts and sign so i had to capture it.
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http://www.ghostknox.com/imagehost/uploads/df8468fb19.jpg

PowerBookG4
09-28-2006, 01:37 PM
I also like the picture, the way the lights are are very cool (could not find the real word, and If I could remeber what it was called, I probably would not be able to spell it).

Very good picture.

CWMac
09-28-2006, 03:13 PM
Taken with an Apple MacBook :P

Actually im just having a little fun here cause I am a photography student at a college in Glasgow and I seem to be surrounded by serious photos all day :D



http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/970973/59688043-hand!.jpg

rogueace
09-28-2006, 06:41 PM
http://img4.glowfoto.com/images/2006/09/28-1444331221T.jpg (http://www.glowfoto.com/viewimage.php?img=28-144433L&y=2006&m=09&t=jpg&rand=1221&srv=img4)
taken with Nikon N75, edited with photoshop. just recently got into photoshop for school, so i have been playing around with it lately.

rogueace
09-29-2006, 01:00 AM
btw dtownly1, love the photo

Andy_M
09-30-2006, 03:11 PM
Here is mine, a little late.
Taken with my Kodak P880, shutter speed was 16Sec and Aperture of 8.0

I know what i did wrong with taking this shot and that was face the cars as you can see the white lights shine right into the center of the lens. stay tuned for a better picture of this type.

Has anybody got tips on night shots? for some reason i cannot take the shots as it comes out black, my camera can go upto 1600 ISO, 8.0 Aperture and 18Sec shutter speed or Bulb settings. White balance control and yes i have a tripod. any tips for nights shots would be great.

dtownley1
09-30-2006, 11:57 PM
Bloogrape: very nice. Slow shutter speeds are always a lot of fun to play with. Do you know how ISO and aperture work? Shutter speed is pretty easy to grasp, but ISO and aperture can be troublesome at first. Basically, the lower the aperture number, the wider the aperture opening is, allowing more light in. An aperture of 22 is just the opposite, but also allows for more of the field to be in focus. So, an aperture of 2.8 can be great for macro shots as you can really hone in on the element you want to focus on, whereas an aperture of say 8, 16 or over would be better suited for landscapes as you'd want everything in focus (usually...)

When I shoot at night (I'll try to get some example up soon, there's on in my deviantart gallery titled 'Gone' at dtownley1.deviantart.com) I try to use the longest shutter speed, with a slow ISO (low number, also good for less grain, which stands out in darker shots) and a small aperture (larger number). This will maximise the depth of field. Check your exposure readings, as you may have to juggle the settings a bit to get it just right. Just take some test shots first and you'll soon be able to judge what needs changing.

If I'm setting up a shot, I'll always take more than one shot. Sometime 5 shots, or up to 20 - just to be sure I get what I'm looking for.

Here's a tip for white balance - I rarely use preset white balance settings anymore. If I'm doing a quick shot, I'll use auto and fix it later. Otherwise, if your camera allows for custom white balance take a piece of white paper with you, and take a reading of that paper. That should help get the balance just right (as the white paper will be under the light your shooting with - so it's about as accurate as you can get) - I've found this to significantly improve some of my shots, even though I mostly use a compact digital. Hope that helps :)

Rogueace: great concept mate! Would have been better on an overcast day I think. It would have made the door shadow easier to make. Would it have been better to just shadow the frame? The light source seems almost in line with the direction of the open door, and the shadow makes it look like the door is closed. Just a minor technical thing. You've pulled it off nicely otherwise - perspective, composition, everything else is great :)

And glad you like my shot! :D