Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #41

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    Happy Thursday everyone! My fall break from school is over and I'm back to reality. I took advantage of the long weekend to venture up to the Blackwater Falls area of West Virginia to photograph the fall color, and boy was it awesome. Believe it or not, the photo below was the very first snap of the trip. After pushing the shutter button for the first time on the trip and seeing this on the LCD, I knew it was going to be a great weekend. Fall color is beginning to show up across the country, if you've got photos of your own featuring the foliage, let's see them!
  2. My wife and I went on a retreat in the hils above Santa Cruz, CA. The redwoods are young, but still very tall.
  3. West Point crowd.
  4. Like I said earlier -- SWEET photo Nathan. Robin's (I've a cousin at Army) and Daniel's also really good.
    This is the fog bank that briefly occupied SF Bay yesterday, late afternoon. It cleared totally overnight.
    7D, 35mm, ISO 100, f/8 sweet spot.
  5. After a couple of fairly stressful weeks getting into a new job I really needed a break, so I grabbed the cameras and headed out to western Virginia for Sunday afternoon this past weekend. I wanted to find a place to capture the sunset, and driving down a road near Front Royal, I tripped over a pond, with a row of trees reflected. I spent an hour there shooting, and I think I like this photo the best - it alwasy takes me a couple of weeks to decide.
  6. And now, the photo
  7. Spider in the garden
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  9. Bloomin' broccoli

    7D, Sigma 70mm macro, f3.5 @1/125, ISO 100
  10. Just the view from my deck
  11. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4 Planar, about f2.8 at 1/50, ISO 3200
  12. Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture f/6.3
    Focal Length 44 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias +1/3 EV
    Lens Type Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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    Saturday Night at the Fights
  14. I woke up at 5am this morning to get a nice sunrise for Canon Thursday! This photo is why I love Africa!
    Happy Canon thursday to you all!
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  16. Had 3 for this week, 1st was from a friends birthday at his country estate, 2nd was a rosebud with raindrops. But decided it's time for a snack.
    panbaked pear wraped in ham. 5D2, 50 macro, 550ex flash, kitchenlight, big old gitzo.
  17. Just fooling around with off-camera flashes
  18. Dry week for me...
  19. Nathan, that's a real keeper. Beautiful shot, as are so many of the others. The leaves here in Philly are just beginning to turn so it could be another week or so.
    But fall for me generally means soccer. This is only my second year out of coaching so I have been enjoying having the time to shoot. My school's team is having a great season, we are undefeated in league play with some big games coming up. Here is striker Joe Tingey exhibiting perfect form as he scores his first of two goals in our game on Tuesday.
  20. I've gone with something from my last photo trip -
    Seaguls at Bosham [​IMG]
  21. This past weekend I got a chance to attend a photo workshop at a local historical settlement. Canon 7D, Tamron 17-50 @ 41 mm, f/5, 1/130 sec @ ISO 400.
  22. My first Wood Duck
  23. Sometimes life is hard for fungi. With all the rain we've had there have been many scenes like this. An "imperfect" is going after a Russula. It's hard to know what species in this condition. Nathan, that is a good way to start a weekend.
    Ken, I love fog on the gate.
  24. Our fall cross country season is winding down but we're getting to the fun part of the season. This is a shot from one of our dual meets last week.
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Flash: No
    • ISO: 400
    • Lens: Canon EF 300mm F/4 IS USM
    • Focal Length: 300mm
    • Aperture: 4.0
    • Shutter: 1/1250
    • Exposure Adjustment: -0.33
    • White Balance:Auto
  25. Great shots this week! Mine is of a Great Blue Herron that was hanging out in an old dead tree....
  26. Taken on Tues. at Crawford Notch NH. Color is a little off IMO this year.
  27. kts


    the sorting table
  28. Bill,
    Those wood ducks are addicting. Once you get a taste, you'll be chasin 'em everywhere. Nice shot.
  29. Nathan - Thank you. This is the first that I have seen here in central Florida.
  30. Nathan - Thank you. This is the first that I have seen here in central Florida.
  31. Lots of great shots so far.
    Arthur Reyes - shots like remind me that my next lens needs to be a macro lens.
    Following along on Nathan's theme - I got out to the local state park on Columbus day. This is my first attempt using a neutral density filter to get the blurred water effect.
    Canon xsi with 18-55 is kit lens @ 18mm, f/14, 3.2s, iso 100
  32. Hello Everyone - Happy Thursday
    This Buffalo river in Arkansas known for its beautiful foliage in the fall, I took this while scouting last week for Elk. The leaves are beginning to turn.
  33. Rocky Mountain Elk Calf:
    Canon 7D, EF 500mm f/4L IS, Av mode, ISO 1600, +1EV, f/6.3 resulting in 1/100th second, hand held.
  34. When I am going out to shoot a test roll of film for a camera posting on Classic Manual Cameras or Modern Film Cameras or just going out to take pictures, I often shoot a picture of my neighbor's flag to make sure the film is going through the camera/all is working, etc.
    Here are a couple of such shots. Eventually I'll do some sort of banal seasonal collage or some such, but I was just combing through files to track these down and get copies in one place. The picture on the left was taken with a Canon EOS 1 camera with Ektar 100. The picture on the right is with a Canon EOS 5D on early Xmas Eve morning last year.
    Just something I've been fooling with this week.
  35. I went to an amusement park last weekend and got this shot of their wooden roller coaster when I was at the top of the Ferris wheel.
  36. Here is my photo from a visit to a local vineyard in Penticton area in BC, Canada.
  37. It was getting late, but the pond was smooth as glass, the heron was motionless and I really like the reflected color. Just as I was thinking it was time to pack it up and head home, the heron took off, flying straight at me before veering off down the shoreline. I got a sequence of shots as I panned his flight, but most of them were not usable. When I got home and checked out what I had gotten, this was my favorite shot of the evening.
    Canon EOS 50D, EF 100-300mm f 4.5-5.6 at 300mm, ISO 800, f8, 1/25 second
  38. Wow Dan...all I can say is Wow! This is truly an amazing photo.
  39. Nathan, thanks. That's pretty much what I say every time I look at the shot. I've been taking photos since I was eight years old (that just about 55 years), have an Associate Degree in commercial photography, and take my camera with me almost everywhere I go, and I have to say I think this is one of, if not the personal favorite of all my work so far. And it was about 10% skill, 10% preparation, and 80% luck.
  40. Cruisin' the Coast, annual classic car rally here on the Mississippi gulf coast.
  41. The end of most of a weeks worth of snow fall last Saturday evening just as the day was ending, clouds that had dumped snow on the San Juan mountains near Wolf creek pass, were breaking up revealing spruce trees fully snow packed, and mountain tops white capped along side aspens at the lower elevations just starting to reach the peak of fall color display. Spent a couple hours out there near Williams lake north of Pagosa Springs, Co. just soaking up the scene of clouds/light and peaks playing peak-a-boo with the ever changing mood of the last light of day. Was sooo glad to have decided to take a run out that way as I observed the storm clouds breaking up from 25 miles away in Pagosa. Take time to fully enjoy the displays provided by the Creator.
  42. Very nice everyone. Horrible week for me, never had the camera out of the bag once and it's very depressing (didn't even get into Lightroom). From a shoot earlier this summer.
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    350D, 100mm f/2.8 @ f/5.6
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    Canon 650 with some rollei b/w film
  45. Street demonstrations are the highlights for many major cities in the USA this past week. I have been busy taking photographs of the demonstration known as Occupy Seattle. Here is one of the street scenes which I felt had to be shown in color.
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    My first post to this site, Jenny Lake in Jackson Hole, WY around 7:00 a.m. 5D Mark II, f/22, 1/25, ISO-100, +.3 exposure bias, 16 mm focal length with 16-35 f/2.8 L II lens, aperture priority.
  47. Some very nice atmospheric, autumnal images and Dan's heron is great indeed!
    I have some more ice floating in a glacial lake.
  48. Another great collection of shots. I really like everything, and feel compelled to comment on a few:
    Robin's West Point shot is just great - the subject, the colors, the expressions, the angles, all work perfectly together for me.
    Ken's shot of fog at the Golden Gate. Great shot of a sight I've loved since I was a kid. I think I even have a third grade project where I wrote "I love when the fog looks like a tidal wave".
    Brad's tattoo.
    Jeff's fight night. A wonderful shot, timeless and modern together.
    Lupo, again.
    David's elk - wonderful expression on that face, and a beautiful, sharp shot with great color.
    Dan's heron taking off. Wow.
    Rik - welcome! Beautiful shot.
    My contribution this week is of all the pumpkins that were grown in our garden this year, along with the shy gardeners. Happy fall everyone!
  49. Here is two of my favorite pics from our zoo trip Oct 11 2011 [​IMG] [​IMG]
  50. Early snow Taos, NM
  51. Fall in Taos, NM
  52. Lupo, Thank you. I have only two photos that I have ever gone to the point of even matting. This one will probably also get a frame and a place on the wall. It feels good getting this shot after having spent all spring, summer and fall at the wetlands with my camera. Made it all worthwhile photographically
  53. Martin and Eric, Thanks.
  54. Here's my contribution...
    Melts in Your Mouth
    100mm 2.8L Macro IS
  55. Hi Dee. I was south of you last weekend in the San Isabell National Forest area. Couldn't agree more with the snow and skies. Exceptional shots this week to everyone. Too many to comment on. This is one of the South Spanish Peaks.
  56. P.S. I have noticed that the posted shots are not as saturated as the originals. I assume this is true for all the postings. Any thoughts?
  57. P.S. I have noticed that the posted shots are not as saturated as the originals. I assume this is true for all the postings. Any thoughts?
  58. Wow Dan, that is certainly one for the wall.
    My contribution is somewhat less spectacular:
  59. This is from the trip last weekend to Mackinaw City, Michigan.
  60. The summer was so hot and dry for us that when cool weather arrived, we realized summer had slipped away.
  61. Been busy. I'm retired--this isn't supposed to happen. This was taken on my front porch this afternoon. Not sure what kind of spider it is, but it's been there for a couple of days. Nice photos everyone!
  62. Shot of the bride getting her nails done:
    XTi, Canon 17-55 f2.8, 55mm, f2.8, ISO400
  63. Fall is here, and the river grasses are turning yellow. You would think that it would be easy to see a heron against yellow and green, but it doesn't seem to work that way.
  64. An ugly ducking....
  65. Roses from a funeral this week.
  66. Here is something from the local pumpkin patch.
  67. Robert D. Great shot. My favorite though all are good.
  68. Snapped a couple off before the sun set to throw on here
    Canon 40D w/ 17-84mm. ISO 800, 35mm, f/14, 1/10s.
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    (Click for larger view)
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 23 mm
    ISO Speed: 320
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: On, Fired

    Canon 580EXII attached to the camera acting as the remote master only. Canon 430EXII (remote slave) shooting bare while attached to a boom high camera center. Brought into Photoshop and increased the saturation and contrast. I also did a center gradient overlay to really make the center of the photo look overexposed.
  70. With football seasons back in full swing I thought I might post this one!
  71. Here is mine...
    40D 70-200 f4
  72. The postings so far this week are simply outstanding.
    Juan, thank you for the compliment on last week's race car image, it is nearing end of season and the colors reminded me of Fall.
    Nathan- that image should be on a brochure, your wall or both. One of the most interesting and colorful waterfall images I've seen in a long time, love the opposing angles and flow movement.
    Ken P.-Looks like something out of a movie.
    David C.- Beautiful delicate tones and reflection, it almost feels like winter.
    Brad- Love the way you held all of those tones and detail in the body art, nice angle. I find the left edge a little distracting and would crop it slightly, but that's me.
    Mike D.-Nice group shot, everyone seems involved and passionate about what they're doing. Not as easy as you've made it look.
    Jeff S.- The woman's face on the bottom right just balances this out so well.
    Elliot- Many sunsets seem cliche'-not this one. Those thorns look evil.
    Mark K. -A high contrast image that at first reminds me of the days of Kodachrome, then when you look at the boat-there are shadow details!
    Lupo-That looks so delicious.
    Bill K. Congrats on the Wood Duck. Closest I've been to photographing a male was unkowingly stepping on a bank overhang that one was using for cover.
    Thom P-Love the lighting and postwork on your sorting table image.
    David S-Fantastic detail in that calf portrait.
    Robert D- Not sure what those drums are, but love the B&W PP work.
    Dan F- That's an amazing capture. The Colors, the motion and the simplicity of the background all came together. Agree with the others, that's one for the wall.
    Running out of time, many more I would like to comment on but just can't squeeze it in.
    I Took last weekend off so here is something a little different from 3 weeks ago. No HDR used, this guy looked like he had rolled around in a coal pit by the end of the day.
  73. Flatford Mill
  74. Try picture
  75. I think its Willy Lotts' cottage not the mill which is an unpainted brick building (?)
  76. Canon 40D - Canon 17-40mm L - Canon 580 EX II - F/4 - 1/60 sec - 400 ISO - 40mm
  77. Robin.Yes it is . I used flatford mill in a very general sense .Apologies miken.

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