Canon Thursday Pic 2011: #6

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

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thursday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    It's Thursday again. I hope everyone's week is going well. Apparently middle America is getting hit hard with yet another snow storm. I think were going to dodge it here in Indiana however. It was about 25 deg. F today, and, I can't believe it, but its supposed to be in the upper 50's and near 60 this weekend and Monday. So if you get some of the nice weather, I hope you can get out and enjoy it for a little while. I plan on playing golf Monday.
    I recently started shooting photos for the Louisville Cardinal, which is the University of Louisville's school newspaper. I had the privelidge of shooting the men's basketball game against DePaul last weekend so here's a shot from the game.
  2. Sorry caption was wrong, so photo was deleted. Here it is. Just doing my part to get more posts than Nikon. :)
  3. Nice shot Horse, I can hear CCR in the background.
  4. Vietnam War Memorial, January 2011
  5. Nothing special from a pure technical point of view, but the subject is pretty unique and aviation enthusiasts may like it. It's an Hafeli DH-1, the first plane fully designed and produced in Switzerland. In 1916 Thun Arsenal build six of these. One still survives in Dubendorf Plane Museum, near Zurich
  6. I caught these junior artists having their lunch at the Surajkund Mela, an annual arts and crafts fair that takes place in a Suburb of Delhi, showcasing artisans from all over India. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see them perform. (Canon 40D, EF-S17-55, f8, 1/250, Apert. Prior +1/2, Built-in flash on at -1/2, ISO 200, 28mm).
  7. Here's mine
  8. Hi Everyone. I would like to thank Nathan for the wonderful job he is doing running this forum. Keep up the good work! I'm hoping as well that we can get more posts than Nikon this week.

    My contribution this week is in keeping with the Color theme that I have been working on. I know it is kind of late for Christmas ornaments, but I had to get a photo before they were put away.

    Ornaments, 40d, 85mm, ISO100, f16, 20s
  9. Been full of flu and not shot much. This was from our major family holiday a couple of years ago. Shot from the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  10. Looked out the window and saw this awesome sky and had to get the picture. Unfortunately I didn't have my tripod so I had to hand hold it.
    7D 1/15 15mm ISO 1000 15-85mm
  11. Photo from last friday. A friend of my god daughter, also just sweet 9 years old. Just one beauty dish from the front left and slightly above. Comments welcome, as always.
    Studio, Canon 50D, 50mm 1.4 @ F10, 1/200
  12. Snapped in San Francisco's Tenderloin district...<P>

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  13. Hello All. I haven't posted for a couple of weeks but I did go shooting at the L.A. Zoo this past weekend. I must have counted at least 8 different photographers walking around with white Canon lenses. It felt good to be there among the Canon folk. 5DmkII w/ 70-200mm 2.8L IS II; Focal Length: 142mm., ISO-100, F5.6, 1/320s.
  14. My comments to the pictures so far:
    Nathan: Great action shot, well captured
    Horse Engle: Almost surreal colors, imho, with the grey trees inbetween, i like it!
    Gil Pruitt: The red pops in, cool. Was it planed or a snapthot on the street? To bad the front wheel is "cut"
    David Cavan: Lines leed into the picture, almost b/w feeling, but i sense some color, great mood for the subject
    Massimo Foti: This makes me love the big, safe planes, imagine flying in one of those wood boxes...
    Praveen Kumar: Colorful and they seemed to have fun
    Mark Kathurima: Great seperation of light and darkness with by the corrugated metal. Good exposure
    Indy Nandrajog: And i thought I am always late putting these things away. Great colors and lighting.
    James Dean: What a great water color and in large it must be great, with all the boats. Btw, is the Golden Gate bridge open for pedestrials?
    Spencer Chrouser: Wonderful colors, great texture in the sky. I would have loved just a little bit more of the city at the bottom, as my view wanders towards it, as the skytexture leads there
    Brad: Strong picture, great pose!
    Lupo Lobo: Now i am hungry, thank you :)
    Rafael Delgado: Relaxing pose, a little hairy model
  15. Alexander Hamilton Portrait Engraving - U.S. Twenty Dollar Note
    EOS 300D, Polaroid Tominon 135mm f/4.5 on Novoflex bellows, ISO 100
  16. Another shot of my daughter, she is such a willing model for me. Love the Nana knitted coat and the colour.
  17. Haven't had a chance to do much shooting this week but I did play around with an image taken two weeks ago. Hey, it was either play around in PS or grade test papers.
  18. Midwinter break from the drab and dreariness. Sun popped out for most of the day, so grabbed this right after school. Good sports both of them; it was 15 degrees with a wind chill of -1. 5DmkII w/ C-Y 35-70mm 3.4; Focal Length: 70mm, ISO-100, F5.6, around 1/400th sec with +2/3 for the snow.
  19. Oops...too big.
  20. Nothing special from me this week. Practicing my birds in flight technique. The 7D's focusing does a great job of that. Makes it reasonably easy to get decent results. I've set these up as one of the custom settings for repeatability. This was shot with the 70-200 II.
  21. Shot Tuesday, still workin' on it...
  22. Some times you just get the shivers. Florida Scrub Jay last Sunday.
  23. More High School Basketball from me.
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    Canon 450d, 70-200 f4 at 70mm F8 1/400. Verbier, Switzerland.
  25. This was Sunday morning above Rodeo Beach - heading on our hike to the top of "Hill 88" and looking towards SF and also Hawk Hill (on the left) above the Golden Gate. Record breaking warm weather on this day -- 80 degrees in SF.
    7D and 24-70.
  26. Best photo from a disappointing outing last weekend. (Sigh). JR
  27. detail
  28. More gymnastics from me. This session was girls level 9. My daughter's gym hosted this meet so I was allowed on the floor as they were competing. Beats trying to photograph from the stands.
  29. Testing out my new to me 20-35 l on a 30D. It doesn't focus as nicely as the 17-35 but the optics are sure great.
  30. kts


    beautiful shot Dan.....
    mine is from the Cleveland Museum of Art.......Lt. Commander Data
  31. Frosty windmill and its sweep seen on last Saturday. I was waiting for sunrise and moon rise (little what was left of it) and I didn't set what I was looking for but instead took this photo. The plague on windmill says 'Be ware of moving sweeps'. Once upon the sweeps were indeed moving not by wind but electric motor. It worked as a kind of tourist attraction. There are four different kinds of old windmills on the same site preserved as monument of past days.
  32. Hello to all - I'm new to this forum, but not to For me, 2010 was all about learning and mastering HDRI. I now at least tonemap every image I make (if not making a 3, 5 or greater number of HDR exposures) and incorporate that image as a layer in the final processing. Using masks, I reveal the HDR/tonemapped layer(s) to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the image. This image is from a project I'm doing for Cornell University - it's an eleven-exposure sequence using shutter speeds ranging from 1/4 sec. to 4 minutes. Processed in Photomatix, it represents the extreme of the HDRI look that I employ - most images employ a more subtle brush. More images can be found on my Facebook fan page:!...phic-Workshop-with-Alan-Nyiri/169319359764057 or here on Other websites can be found in the info section of either site.
    Technical info: Canon 5DII, 15mm Canon fisheye lens, f:11
  33. I appreciate the shot of Sage Chapel--spent 8 years at Cornell at different times.
    Lots of snow here, so macro work means flowers on the kitchen counter. This is an amaryllis. 50D, EF-S 60mm macro, 5 images focus-stacked with Zerene.
  34. Something from me
  35. Roxy practicing for Agility competition - 7D, 70-200 \L 2.8 at f/4, 1/2500, ISO 400
  36. Wonderful series of shots.
    Mine is shot during the last snow storm in Paris, some weeks ago, making the city very quit and people struggling to the nearest metro station for shelter.
  37. Santa caught mid "Ho".
  38. Taken last Thursday. Admittedly not "fine art", the weather and the mustard made me do it.
    5D2, 1/500, ISO 500, 24-70 @ 34mm, f 22
    Best one ever, Horse. And I also enjoyed Robert's shot of Valley Forge.
  39. Canon EOS 650 with EF 28-80mm
    Kodak T400CN C-41 process B&W
    Developed in Caffenol -C (Delta recipe)
    Mike :D
  40. Juvenile red-tail hawk hunting in a snow storm:
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640) hand held
    Aperture f/4.0
    Focal Length 500 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    Exposure Bias +2 EV
  41. Shot last month at the bird feeder at a nearby wetlands park. Canon EOS 50D with EF 100-300mm lens. ISO 200, f 6.3, 1/1250 second, Gitzo Explorer tripod, and a big Eddie Bauer parka to keep me warm while waiting around for the birds.
  42. Nothing new shot this week, so here's another music photo from last month's Macworld Expo. This band (Jonathan Mann and the Rock Cookie Bottoms - awesome funny songs) was performing in front of huge windows, but I still managed to get some decent shots without using a flash or other lighting.
    Canon 5D Mk II, 85 mm at f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 400.
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  44. A tattered rose that has made it through our mild winter. Taken about 2 hours ago. Canon 5D MK2 Sigma 24-70 1/200 f/4 ISO 200 70mm
  45. Cold bad weather, . . . a disappointing afternoon, you know . . . nothing goes right! But hey, like Nathan . . . "just doing my part to get more posted than the Nikon's ;)"
  46. "just doing my part to get more posted than the Nikon's ;)"
    Mike :D
  47. Here's one from the other hobby. This lady taches some courses, and hand out cd's with relaxation exercises. Recording a track with nice boing sounds for backgound.
    (spoken word, backgound music and a layer of boing sounds (klankschaal in Dutch))
    Sounded best in the living room...
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    Skiing to Boom Lake, Kootenay National Park, Canada. Shot yesterday (wed.)
    I tried to ski to the moraines in the far distance. However I got stuck in dense steep trees on the final slopes. I flailed around for an hour and a half, gaining only 100 vertical meters, before giving up. Unfinished business ... I'll be back.
    7D, Tamron 17-50/2.8, B&W CPL.
  49. I shot this today, on my way home at a nearby pond.
    Canon 7D with Tamron 70-300 F/4-5.6 SP Di VC.
  50. Shadows on snow in Vermont.
    Xti, 55-250, Adjustments in Lr2
  51. @ Andre Appel , Feb 10, 2011; 02:49 a.m.
    Thanks Andre. About the colours, they were nice and sun was high in the sky which enhanced them. Just lucky the boat guy did his thing. Think I used a polarizer and for sure I'd have played with the saturation levels in post process. You're right about looking good large. Am waiting for a medium sized lottery win so I can start printing some of these :)
    As for the pedestrian comment, yes when we were there it was open to the public and you could walk down the walkways either side of the main road. Was nice as it was June and a lovely day. Probably in high winds and inclement weather they might stop pedestrians. The sad thing is many people choose that bridge to end their life, as it's a pretty surefast of meeting your maker (think I read there was no-one recorded to have ever survived the jump) so there's many free helpline telephones as you walk along to the middle. Sad so many happy folks walk that route during the day enjoying the spectacle and yet a few make the walk with a very different oneway mindset.
  52. Still cold.
  53. I took this last Thursday, but didn't get a chance to post it at that time. This was taken in our home for a presentation that I made of our home interior. These are dolls my wife has collected from all over the world. We have many more.
    Canon 7D, Canon lens 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM at 1.60 f 9 ISO 1000
  54. This week I've got Martini for a model. Definately a yawner compared to all of you, but she's celebrating! She was liberated 2 years ago this week from a puppy mill; she was a mommy dog. I like to see her happy.
  55. Don't be so coy. Coy fish from a local arboretum last fall. Canon 5D. EF 70-200 f/2.8 at f/5.6.
  56. Here is my older daughter on plexiglass and yellow construction paper I borrowed from her. Canon 40D with 50mm 1.8 natural window light.
  57. Very Low Light! Even though it doesn't look it here - Canon 40D - Tokina AT-X PRO DX 11-16mm F2.8 Aspherical AT-X 116 PRO DX
    Focal Length 11mm - ISO 3200 - Shutter Speed 1/10 sec - F/2.8
  58. Some high school girls basketball.
    Canon xti.
  59. Here is mine. 7D & EF 24-70 2.8L
  60. Shot about 2 months ago. Salt Creek Beach, Southern California. You can see Catalina Island to the left on the horizon.
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    Last Train Out performing at Rockford High School, Rockford, MI.
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon 17-55mm F2.8 EF-S IS USM
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 55 mm
    ISO Speed: 2000
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
  62. Quickly:
    ISO 3200 - Shutter Speed 1/10 sec - F/2.8
    YES Mark - that is LOW light! Excellent photo, you'd never know it was 1/10 and narrow DOF; 11mm will do that.
    Anthony -- I love that area too at Salt Creek.
    Also, looks like we have about the same ratio of user issues that Nikon forum has with failed image postings. Wonder why?
  63. Somehow Thursday is my busiest day; always forget.
    5D, 100-400 IS, ISO 100, F8, 1/400
  64. Shot a week or so ago. Went for a walk on a cold sunny day and found the sun shining through and reflecting off of these leaves.
    Taken with the 7D and 24-70 at 70 mm 2.8 1/125 iso 500 handheld.
  65. Shot a week or so ago. Went for a walk on a cold sunny day and found the sun shining through and reflecting off of these leaves.
    Taken with the 7D and 24-70 at 70 mm 2.8 1/125 iso 500 handheld.
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    Shot a week or so ago. Went for a walk on a cold sunny day and found the sun shining through and reflecting off of these leaves.
    Taken with the 7D and 24-70 at 70 mm 2.8 1/125 iso 500 handheld.

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