Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #45

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by nathangardner, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! A few minutes late tonight, and this is the second try, you know how computers can be. I went out between classes the other day on the hunt for wood ducks and found a group of four. I waited for a little while in the bushes for them to come back after the initial spook and the patience paid off. The ducks were under a heavily shaded area with two trees hanging over the creek, forcing me to use ISO 3200, but the 1D IV handled it like a champ. This camera is a true pleasure to use and continues to amaze me. Can't wait to see this week's photos!
  2. Church fence
  3. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

  4. Cheesequake State Park, NJ
  5. the ring around tonight's moon
  6. Unfinished tales of Numenor and Middle-earth
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    New to me :)
  8. Wade, thanks for posting your shot of the moon last night. I had been wondering if it was just low level phenomena in my area, but I guess not. Quite an interesting sight!
    No picture from me. Apologies. My 5D2 is in the mail! First Canon camera ever :)
  9. I took some twilight photos along the River Thames at Cliveden this week. I used a CP filter to bring out the colours and an ND8 to give a nice surface to the river.
    It's not been a ratings success among the PN cognoscenti, but I think it captures a November evening nicely.
    5D+17-40 at 32 mm, 20 seconds, f11, iso-100. Stacked ND8 and CP filters.
  10. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4 Planar, about f2.4 at 1/125, ISO 3200.
  11. A path along the creek at Valley Forge National Park.
  12. Another shot from the storm as we're still cleaning up. They were pepper plants, now they're compost. It all made for a goofy looking garden. At least we picked and pickled the last peppers before the lights went out.
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  14. We visited my Daughter's new house in the Adirondack's this weekend. Sunday morning it was 19 degrees. There was frost on the trees and the lake behind the house was starting to freeze.
  15. here's lunch, croissant with sausage.
  16. Geothermal area at the south end of lake Kleifarvatn, Iceland
  17. My first attempt at a post.
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  19. Fading fall colors in Sequatchie Valley.
    EOS 5D2, EF28-105 @ 75mm, f/22 @ 1/15 sec.
  20. 3 of my granddaughters taken at a costume birthday party. The birthday girl is on the left. The middle child is her sister, and the one on the right is a cousin. They had a great time!
  21. This is a scene from one of the trails on my running route - it makes for a rather pleasant experience.
    • Technical Information:
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Flash: No
    • ISO: 400
    • Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
    • Focal Length: 24mm
    • Aperture: 4.0
    • Shutter: 1/250
    • Exposure Adjustment:0
    • White Balance: Auto
  22. Robert,
    My first thought about your photo was that you zoomed during the exposure, but some areas seem to be unaffected. Whatever technique you used, it's a very interesting shot. I like it quite a bit.
  23. kts


    just back from eight days in Costa Rica this is one of the last of about 6gb of photo's taken shot is of a crested caracara.....seen one of these birds the first day we arrived and made it a mission to get a good shot of one before i left....every time i got close to one they'd take off into the trees or fields never to be seen again....finally on the last day while driving out to the pan-am hwy we spotted this one on the side of the dirt road we were let us put the suv in reverse, get out and take some shots, change lenses, creep a little closer and take a few more before taking off....nice ending to a great trip
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    350D, 50mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2
    Millennium Park, Chicago.
  25. Dinner at mom's house this past weekend produced a few Fall/Thanksgiving-like scenes. Here's one of them. Played around with it in Lightroom in an attempt to achieve a vintage styled photo.
  26. Colorful diagonals
  27. We had nice snow for our Grand Canyon visit last weekend.
    Canon 5D MkII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, at 73mm, Av mode, ISO 200, f/16, -2/3EV resulting in 1/320th second:
  28. We went to the Grand Canyon this past weekend and arrived just in time for some snow. This is the train that runs from Williams, Arizona, up to the canyon.
  29. Rob B - nice use of DoF!
    From a band shoot last July. 1Ds III, 80-200mm f2.8L II @ 200mm. ISO 1250; 1/250s @ f2.8.
  30. Nathan - brilliant blues on that duck.
    Martin - love it!
    Rob - subtle, nice :)
    David - well done! Great colors and composition.
    I arrived at a meeting 20 minutes early, so I decided to play around with my client's bulldog for a bit.
    Canon 5D Mark II. 16-35 lens. 1/6400, F/5.6, ISO 1000 @ 35 mm. The shutter speed didn't need to be that fast, but this little guy never sits still.
  31. A portrait from a session this past weekend. Canon 5D, 85 1.8 lens @ 1.8. Flash with shoot-through umbrella and reflector used.
  32. This is of an old building I took photos of today!
  33. Nathan,
    It's photoshop. I copied a layer, used a radial zoom effect and then a layer mask to bring back much, but not all of the picture. Then lowered the opacity of the entire top image. I hope that all makes sense. It is a technique I have used on several photos, which, I think, if done right gives an interesting perspective.
  34. First cruise experience.
    30D and 20-35L
  35. Another great week of photos. They are all great, and I wanted to comment on a few:
    Nathan - I love the colors on that duck. Your patience was rewarded nicely!
    Robin's church fence, The balance of the composition makes a simple shot work so well.
    Wade - Ring around the moon - great colors, and the wide angle adds just the right amount of surrealism to the scene.
    Dennis' LSU shot - unique perspective and great colors make this a fun shot.
    Martin's Icelandic lake. I'm a sucker for sunrise/sunsets with clouds, sky and water, so I love that shot. Although, in Iceland in November, that's probably high noon!
    David's snowy grand canyon shot - the contrast between the foreground and background makes that look like a studio set up - very cool. Were you and Jeff there together?
    Here's my contribution for the week - looking south from Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur, CA, from last Friday.
  36. Just a simple fisherman photo last week in high contrast B&W. Jeff B -- LOVE your snowy train photo. So excellent.
    Also I love DC's LSU shot. Way to go! Far out DC.

    (that should say f/7.1 below and shot in Av mode)
  37. Shot On Goal
    A highly imperfect sequence collage of my son's shot on goal at his most recent soccer match. The goalkeep managed to save it, but my son scored a few minutes later with a less artful kick. This was the shot he wanted to talk about afterwards.
    7D, 100-400mm L, ISO 800
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    Taken back in March of 2010 while visiting Washington. Canon EOS Rebel XTi with Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. ISO 100 at 5 seconds
  39. Double diagonals
  40. jpk


    Just a walk around the Old Town in Warsaw on last Monday...
  41. Not the best I have done, but this is my contribution shot this week:
  42. Fall colors here in southern Illinois are not ever quite so brilliant as New England, but this year was even more muted/subtle than usual.
    Do I have an obsession with water towers, and why?
  43. Shot this last month and before the wind and rain of the last few days took away the rest of the leaves.
    5d mark II ISO 400; 100-400 L @150mm, f7.1, 1/125
  44. At my Feeder outside our spare room.
  45. Last weekend
  46. Coming home last Friday
  47. Matillija creek near Ojai California taken a today. Canon 5d mk2 Sigma 24-70 24mm f/9 1/100
  48. Amazing shot Martin!

    Beautiful Rob!

    LOL! Too funny Rik! :)

    Good shot Dan! Is that your shoulder I see in the reflection? ;)
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    Bella enjoying the first snow of the season!

    Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    Lens: Canon EF85mm f/1.8 USM
    Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
    Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture: f/1.8
    Focal Length: 85 mm
    ISO Speed: 160
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
  50. This is a view of the former British Consulate in Danshui, north of Taipei, taken last month on a trip overseas. The consulate is adjoining Hongmao (means red hair) Castle, built by the Dutch. The fortification was to protect the harbor for northern Taiwan at the mouth of the Danshui River.
  51. Some wonderful images this week. Robin, great church fence. Ervin, nice pic. I'm about 1/4 through LOTR myself. Rob, great DOF and splash of color from the flower. David, nice snowy frame on the canyon. Richard, excellent detail on the bird. Great horned owl from me this week.
  52. Taking some shots for my friend of his new product the "Board Beard".
    Canon 40D w/ 50mm 1.8 II
    ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/20s, ambient lighting
  53. Also, that's an incredible shot Richard!
  54. Running late this week. You guys keep raising the bar. Inspiring!
  55. Alas, another football photo. I hope you all enjoy them. The work on these pages never ceases to amaze me. Great work everyone.
  56. Back home after spending the last few weeks roaming around the Wenatchee mountains in central Washington State. I took this photo last Friday. The morning light, detail in the rock face and golden tamarack trees, set against the dark green of the pine and fir, with a light dusting of snow...just caught my eye.
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    Canon 40D + 24-105 4.0L lens at 88mm; Exposure: 1/50s; f/22; ISO 800; with tripod
  58. Willie,
    Just as an FYI, be sure to keep the image posted to 700 pixels or less on the long end. This is my fault due to the fact that I forgot to post the guidelines this week, and I realize this is your first post. We're glad you're here and I look forward to seeing more posts from you in the future. Just for reference I'll post the guidelines below as a reminder to anyone else since I forgot at the beginning of the thread.
    Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels wide/high for in-line viewing, and please try to keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc).

    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thursday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
  59. Thanks for the info Nathan. Will repost the image when I get home.

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