Canon Thursday Pic 2010: #16

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    It's Thursday again here on the east coast (of the U.S.) so its time to start another a POW thread. Its pretty cold here in Indiana and there's actually some snow on the ground, so maybe some snow photos will be in order if it has hit your area yet. Also, its obvious now that the POW thread is no longer "sticky." It was that way the first several weeks just to get everyone on board, but now that we're up and running the training wheels are off. So just remember to look for the thread in the forum early on Thursdays and once we get 30 or 40 posts it should become one of the most active threads and remain at the top of the EOS forum. Just a reminder so you don't forget about the thread without the yellow star to guide you in.
    We just went out and cut our Christmas tree a few hours ago and now it swallows our front room. I took this shot on the tractor ride out to the tree farm. I thought it was pretty cool because the chances of tripping the shutter at the same instant someone else's flash fires is slim. Since I hadn't planned on the flash, the highlights are pretty blown, but I did my best to bring them back in post. Here's my soon to be brother-in-law taking a picture of himself and his mother.
  2. William Michael

    William Michael Moderator Staff Member

    . . . no snow down here.
    Yesterday I shot a Christmas Party and Prize Giving for a Swimming Club.
    This "Big Kid" won the Guessing Competition for the number of Lollies in the Jar . . . and he was very popular:
  3. My new crystal collection.
  4. The Zig-Zag of Port Angeles. Stitched photos.
  5. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4 Planar, ISO 3200, about f2 at 1/30
  6. Bad weather here, so i'm shooting everything i see inside.
  7. Good timing, Nathan. Lupo, love that macro shot. Are those custom made?
    Each year I try to find something interesting to shoot for our Christmas cards. Saw this cat angel ornament on our tree and liked the colors and lighting. This was shot in ambient lighting from a tripod with a 400mm. Why? Because my gear was packed in the car for another shoot and this just happened to be on the 7D when I grabbed it.
  8. It was a difficult week, no pictures worth showing. So here goes a picture from summer (7D, 70-200/4L IS@70, ISO 400, 1/1600, f/8.0)
  9. A shot of a student at my school working in his pottery class. Taken with a newly purchased lens, the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8.
  10. We're heading into summer here in Brazil. Yesterday was around 39C degrees, about 100F degrees. As the sun was setting I shot this flower in our backyard.
  11. A shot from the Philadelphia Macy's Christmas light show.
  12. Where I work. 12 floors doesn't look like much to a fishey.
    5D mkI with Zenitar 16mm
  13. Here's my shot of the week. Taken at the Lawrence Old Fashion Christmas Parade last Sat.
  14. No snow here in Connecticut just yet. I am anxiously awaiting it though! The closest thing I have to snow pics so far is my youngest son's first hockey practice. This was his first time on the ice ever and he did great! He is excited to go back this Sunday for another practice.[​IMG]
  15. Doing a little Christmas shopping in Spring Texas. You should stop in there some time.
    This was made with 5D Mark II, 24-70mm f/2.8L hand held at 1/20 of a second wide open and overexposed by +2 ev. Post processed with Aperture, Nik Define 2.0, and Nik Viveza 2.
  16. kts


    taken sunday evening at the holiday circlefest with dancers, illuminated props, a brass band playing and assorted merriment....20-25 degree temps and 20 mph winds had everyone heading for home by 7pm
  17. Fall landscape
  18. "Raid on Ft. Pierce" A fictitious re-enactment last weekend in Ft.Pierce,FL
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  20. It was snowing up in Syracuse, NY this past weekend where this photo was taken at a USAG gymnastics meet.
  21. Lauren under 14th St. Bridge
    5D 28-70 f/2.8 - 1/60@f/8 ISO400
  22. I was asked last week by a local tennis pro to take some photos of his ten-year old daughter. Here is one of my favorites for the shoot.
  23. I took this yesterday -- going home from SF on the ferry. 7D, 16-35, ISO 400. Some of the exterior building lights are just starting to be turned on.
  24. Kind of noisy, but I thought it was cute. Light exhibit at Boston's Museum of science.
  25. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Minivan Disaster
  26. Haven't been shooting much, so here's something from a couple weeks ago. I don't think I posted this in a previous thread.
    All ginkgo leaves typically fall from the tree within a 24 to 48 hour period. As they are thick and water-heavy, they pile up more like snow than like autumn leaves. Here they are on our lawn and the slide of our swing set.
  27. Great photos already. Mine was teken indoors, trying out a 7D.
  28. Great photos already. Mine was teken indoors, trying out a 7D.
  29. Too busy the last couple of weeks with the holidays almost upon us. This is from Thanksgiving Day — very gloomy in Indiana and Michigan. Shot this near Pokagon State Park.
    Canon 5D mkII, 24-105L@99mm; ASA 200, 1/125, 5.6
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    Leo, at the San Francisco Armory - 5DII, 35mm, ISO6400
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    (I haven't shot much lately so I'm pulling from some past shoots.)
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon 85mm f1.8 USM
    Exposure Mode: AV
    Exposure: 1/6400 sec
    Aperture: f/2.0
    Focal Length: 85 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
  32. Another shot from awhile back.
    5D2, 16mm, f8, 125th sec, ISO 2000
    I can heartily recommend a ride on the Amtrac Surfliner.
  33. Greetings all. Well, the help portrait shoots are finally finished. Wonderful project, but alot of work.
    This was taken while waiting for some subjects while doing portraits at an old age home. Not at all bad for such a cheap lens.
  34. Great photo Jim S!
  35. cjk


    Sunset over New Jersey (as seen from New York City)
  36. feedback is welcome (Seattle WA)
  37. This Monday I spent a good part of the day at the U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, at a community gathering against Proposition 8 (which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California) followed by a viewing of oral arguments before the court of appeals. I've been documenting this fight since Prop 8 first passed.
    Canon 5D Mk II, 24-70 f/2.8L at 51mm, 1/400 at f/4, ISO 100.
  38. Last weekend's Lights Fantastic holiday parade - showing the colors.
  39. No shooting last week. But here is one from late summer. Sort of reminds me of a particular KISS tune. From the Sacramento Zoo, on my twin's 16th birthday. Wonderful work everyone!
  40. A chance photo of Mt Taranaki / Egmont from a line airplane...
    [​IMG] on the image to enlarge.
  41. Tomek: Bravo! man.
  42. I found my old 75mm EL Nikkor Lens in a box so made a lensboard out of cardboard and Scotch taped it to a cut off Diet Coke can with a hole in the bottom which just fit over my extension tubes and sort of acts like a bellows. Really crude. This is the result. Canon Xsi ISO 400 on camera flash around f/16 @1/200 Its raining and not much else to do.
  43. Early start for Winter, which means we have snow and ice already. I took this picture today afternoon while still was some light to shot with. Not very many hours daytime in these latitudes, six or less...
  44. Thanks Brad, I enjoyed your portrait also. Boy, seems to be a lot of Bay Area people on P.O.T.W.
  45. Sceptical Santa.
  46. Bit late for me this week, Been really busy in the studio so not much chance to get out and about so though i would post a photo from one of the many family sessions i have been doing. I took this last weekend and really like the cheeky smile.
  47. Like many others I haven't had the chance to bring the camera out this past week. I'm changing it up a bit and posting a picture I took while in Mexico last year. These 'vaqueros' were actually heading to participate in the September 16th parade on the adjacent street.
    5DMkII w/ 70-200mm 2.8L IS I

    Focal length: 195MM, ISO125, F8, 1/125 sec.
  48. I am a little late but this shot was taken earlier this week in the neighborhood. People spend lots of time and money to decorate. I was lazy and used a high ISO with the handheld shot. The problem with the high ISO is it looks like it was almost daylight and it was dark.
    Canon 7D, Canon 17-55 mm 2.8 1/15 sec ISO 1000
  49. Finally we got some snow today (late afternoon) with string winds and it got dark quickly. I guess I have to post a picture from last February instead! This is from my nephew playing in a snowy hill.
  50. My first attempt at night photography. The Training Ship Golden Bear at the California Maritime Academy. The I-80 / Carquinez bridge in the background.
    Xti with a Tamron 28-75 lens
  51. Just purchased a Sigma 70mm f2.8 macro lens as a Hanukkah gift for myself so to speak, and managed to grab a few shots in our dimishing daylight the other day.
    7D, Sigma 70mm macro, f6.7 @ 1/180, ISO 800, B&W conversion in Lightroom
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    5D, EF 24mm f/2.8.
  53. William Michael

    William Michael Moderator Staff Member

    [Reposted image smaller, as requested. Sorry I read "keep under700 wide" but I did not read "high"]
    . . . no snow down here.
    Yesterday I shot a Christmas Party and Prize Giving for a Swimming Club.
    This "Big Kid" won the Guessing Competition for the number of Lollies in the Jar . . . and he was very popular:
  54. 5D with Kit Lens ISO 800 F4.0 1/60
  55. 7D, Canon FD 100mm f/2 wide open with glassless converter, iso800
    Yes, FD on EOS, the original sin. Yes people, you can use them together to good effect despite what some misguided though well meaning forum members tell you. Sadly, all you'll hear is about is the limitations, never the potential. Experiment!
  56. A shot from the annual function at my daughter's school. I only wish that I had tried a few shots at a higher ISO (800, 1600) to freeze the motion completely! (Canon 40D, Canon EF 100mm/f2, 1/125, f2, ISO 400). [​IMG]
  57. snowberry
  58. Great shot Praveen - very little motion blur. The lighting must have been cooperative. Not that f2 hurts either! :)
  59. Lahore, Pakistan: December 2007, Canon XT, 17-40 f/4 L.
  60. This was shot on Thursday morning, but I'm a day late in posting, but better late than never.....
  61. T2i 70-200mm L F5.6
  62. Mike Newman I love that shot! Red against the snow. Excellent.
    Here is mine, from yesterday of a Tractor Tug meeting a container ship in San Francisco.
  63. Mathew Hargreaves, I used to live in PA and I'm challenged in getting a bead on where your shot was taken.
  64. Sympathy flowers for my wife following the recent death of her brother.
  65. Not from this week, but another shot from the Charlotte Auto Show. Shot of a chrome grille on a 1950 Bentley Mark VI sedan. Canon 40D, 50mm 1.8, 1/100th, f/2.8, ISO 1600.
  66. Flower macro.
  67. Made a quick trip to Tampa and made a quick walk around Lettuce Lake park where I shot this piliated woodpecker.
    I had my 7D with a 70-200 2.8 IS II with an iso of 100, f4 and 1/200 of a second. Love this lens.
  68. Julie, the lens was definitely a big help. The lighting was powerful enough that, if fully on, I wouldn't have had any under-exposures at ISO 400 and f2. As it was during dance numbers like this, the lights were going wild, with different colors flashing on and off. Fortunately, my daughter's number was towards the end and I had a chance to take plenty of test shots to determine that the only way I was going get any decent shots at all was to put it on manual (125/f2) and shoot machine-gun style and hope that at least one of the shots would be with lights bright enough. Even then I had to pull up most of the shots in DPP by 1 to 1.5 stops. This particular image, I pulled up by 1.16 stops and shadow detail another two points, however many stops that is. I should have shot at ISO 800! I think the 40D is good enough at ISO 800; by my standards, at least.
  69. Richard,
    First of all I'd like to say, great shot of the woodpecker. But I do have to tell you that I'm now mad at you, or maybe it's really jealousy. I have spent probably over 40 or 50 hours trying to shoot pileated woodpeckers over the last 6 months. I have gone to the local forest, where they are quite abundant, all decked out in camo and sat still for hours at a time trying to get a shot of a pileated woodpecker and I am still empty handed. The fact that they are incredibly skittish makes it near impossible to shoot them. Even in full camo, if I turn my body a quarter of a turn to point my camera their way, they somehow see it, and they're gone. The fact that you took a "quick walk" through the park and came home with that shot is amazing. Great job.
  70. Nathan, I feel your pain. My experience with this species has been the same as yours... until that day in that park. It gets worse.... My wife Karen was the one who called me over.... says in a normal voice... "Richard... come over here.. there's one in the tree right here"
    I walked over to where she was watching bird. The bird ignored me as I was moving about in plain sight to try and get the right angle.
    Go figure.
  71. We got this crazy weather here the last few days. So this is a late submission. :) Taken with a Powershot SD1200
    Winter Tree
  72. Wow, well congrats on the capture. It makes me wonder if the birds in that park are more adapted to humans b/c a pileated would never let you just walk around in plain sight. Especially the male.

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