Canon Thursday Pic 2011: #7

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    Happy Thursday everyone! Spring is nipping at our heels (at least here in Indiana) and I can't wait to finally get some warm weather. Pretty soon there will be no excuse to not have a photo. I want to see Tursday POW posts in the 200's. Okay maybe 100 would nice. I love seeing everyone's photos every week, but I really enjoy reading the motivations or stories that go along with them. I've noticed that there have been more photo only posts lately, which is fine, and less posts with a story, so if you'd like to write some commentary with your weekly contribution, I'd love to read and I'm sure others would as well.
    This Saturday I had the priveledge of shooting a big college basketball game. Another "assignment" from the Louisville Cardinal newspaper (I hate it when work requires a floor seat to a basketball game). Big win for Louisville over Syracuse.
  2. Turning now to the financial news...
  3. Here's mine. I shoot for my children's swim teams. Was up in Neenah, Wisconsin, USA on Saturday. I have a deck pass my club sponsored for me so I roam freely at the side of the pool and get some nice shots (hopefully). I also enjoy watching other photographers at work, particularly the professionals. The two subjects of my capture were at either end of the equipment spectrum. The young lad was shooting his teammates and the gentleman was a PJ from the local newspaper. I struck up a conversation with him about his lens. It's my dream swim lens - the 300 2.8 - perfect for a swim meet. He let me hold his rig as I was interested in the handhold-ability (how sad am I?) and my verdict was yes easily hand holdable, but not for extended periods. Anyhow the lad was as mesmerised as I was and I managed to catch him gazing in awe at the size of it.....
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  5. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Most of what I've shot the last couple weeks wouldn't get past rule #8, so I have to go with this...
    Heavy Metal Playground
  6. I finally got good enough weather to go off to St. Louis for the day. For the second year in a row, quite by accident I hit the Missouri Botanical Garden on the Orchid Show weekend, and also found, for the second year in a row that although the snow had pretty much melted off everywhere else, much of the Garden grounds and the Japanese Garden were still covered with snow. It was very strange walking around in the snow with the air temperature at 62ยบ F. Of course, I had got to the Garden earlier enough to be OK, but had not figured out that the other places I wanted to go in town were absolutely packed with people on the Sunday before Valentine's Day. Duh- talk about being a bubble boy.
  7. Figured I'd try this out, though it didn't really turn out the way I wanted as it was super bowl Sunday and there were hardly any cars on the highway.
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 6
    Aperture f/7.1
    Focal Length 70 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias -1 EV

    EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  8. Traveled up the Missouri River to the Lewis & Clark State Park for a day of shooting the Bald Eagles. Left long before daylight and arrived there before 8 a.m.
    The fog never cleared . . .
    Not much to show for a "full day" that remained socked in with heavy fog! But, fun anyway!
  9. Last Saturday, I had to drive my son to his college for a class he's taking. I took my camera along to take some photographs while waiting for his class to get over. I had a lot of fun taking pictures around the snow covered buildings. This is one of the photos that I took. It highlights the gate to the Salameno Spiritual Center which hosts rooms for meditation and self reflection. It is in keeping with the color theme that I have been working on this month.
    Needless to say, (magnanimous me!) I've volunteered to drive him to college every weekend for the rest of the semester.
    Salamone Spiritual Center - Ramapo College, 40d, 15mm, ISO 100, 1/160s, f16
  10. I have backpacked and climbed mountains for years. But this past weekend I went with a friend to the east side of the Sierra to try ice climbing for the first time. I was a thrilling and refreshing trip. These are a couple of the climbers at the area I climbed near June Lake.
  11. Thursday is here already, this week went by fast.
  12. I framed my goddaughter last friday :)
    Canon 50D, Canon 17-40 L @ 38mm F8, 1/160s
  13. Messing about with my home-made softbox and my wife's phone :)
  14. This week for me is all about new beginnings, I have been made redundant(victim of the current UK climate) after 22 years at the same company. So it was with a heavy heart i said fareware to some very good friends last Thursday, as soon as i was home i felt a renewed spring in my step and a nervous excitement thinking of all the possiblities this now offers me. A lovely coleague gave me a bouquet of flowers,hense the flower good to miss.
    Now i have no excuss for not getting out and about with my camera!
  15. From my home balcony 300 mm USm L Is f2.8 at 2.8
  16. My grand-niece, Alexandra, 1.5 month old, in hands of her father (Canon 7D, Tamron 17-50/2.8@50, ISO 4000, 1/30 sec, f/4.0)
  17. We've had about a week and a half of almost constant rain. So, I've been playing in post processing some. Here's a Cormorant shot from last month. I thought I'd try it in digital redscale.
  18. Great shots, folks!
    Karen, always step forward and never look back. Jeff, love the colors in this one especially with the lead singer in sillhouette.
    I would have much rather shot this young hawk on a nice tree limb, but sometimes you just take what you can get. He didn't seem to pay me too much mind as I moved in close enough to get this shot.
  19. From a small cosplay gathering in the botanical garden last Sunday.
    f/3.5, 1/200, ISO 400
  20. From my first outing with my newly purchased EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L. A mockingbird with breakfast.
  21. A lot of nice shots today, as usual. We had nice, warm weather for the first time in a few weeks and I took my daughter out with our cameras to do a little urban decay photography Sunday. EOS 50D, EF 85mm f1.8, exposures bracketed at 1 stop, then HDR processed - working on a workflow that enhances without going over the top.
  22. this was taken at the last First Friday Artwalk
  23. Rework of some spring sprigs
  24. Great photos today. So good in fact I feel as though I have nothing to contribute. I need to work harder for next week!
  25. (Sigh) How early do I have to get up to be closer to the top of the pile? ;-)
    EOS 5D2, 75-300 @ 150mm, f/11 @125/sec, ISO 100
  26. I've just started posting the last few weeks. I like seeing all the work you guys are doing. I've only been shooting for about 5 months now...mostly high school basketball for my buddy that's a sportswriter. I haven't gone to any games in the last week, but I did play with bracketing exposures and merging them in post. Here is a shot from my parking lot. Shot with a Rebel T1i with the std. kit lens.
  27. Who needs LensBabies ? Canon 7D, Canon 28-105mm 3.5/4.5, Hoya +2 Close-up lens, Miami Florida.
  28. I have been looking for an extra/ back-up body for my 50D. I wanted something inexpensive because I'm planning on taking it in the ocean (in a housing) to get some shots of surfers, waterscapes, etc. I found a 10D online for $150. US, including shipping. I got it in and was surprised at the output. It seems they sent me the "other 10D" that was going out for rental. I', now awaiting the real purchase as I've shipped the IR camera back.
  29. Just an interesting old log I found in the woods.
  30. 7D, Tamron 17-50mm f.2.8
  31. I finally got a chance to really get out and shoot. Spent last weekend on the coast with the family. Good weather two of the three days.
  32. kts


    i've probably gone to this site 5-6 times this winter to snag a sunrise shot and this past Sunday morning i finally got one that was half decent....hopefully the last of the winter scenery around here as it's been in the 50's the last couple of days...
    yeah, right....this is Cleveland and it's still the middle of February....
  33. When schedule permits, my wife and I accompany our local Audubon chapter on monthly bird watching walks. The birds were too far away, and I focused on this instead:
    Cannery Ruin, Dockton
    7D, 100-400mm @ 100mm, f 6.7 @ 1/500, ISO 800
  34. Biltmore Conservatory, I think these are a type of orchid but I'm not sure. 40D, 17-85mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO400
  35. I was also visiting a conservatory (Muttart) this past week, and I too have no idea what this flower is called (but I did find it on a tree if that helps). Still not a sign of spring to be had here, some of these other posts make me extremely jealous! Lupo - that's the coolest idea.
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    I'm going skiing next week. Hope to have more pics in two weeks time.
  37. I got a good portrait of my sister-in-law while we were hiking above Squaw Valley (in August).
    EOS 40D, 35mm, f/8, 1/60.
  38. My first contribution is a picture from my wife's garden.
    Some lantanas (at least, that's what I think they are called) "hanging out" of a basket.
    Canon Rebel XT, F/5.6, 1/60 sec. Lens Canon 18-55mm @ 55mm.
  39. I was on the road for the last couple of weeks and just got home today. This was last Sunday night in Hong Kong. It rained all day, but stopped in the evening, so I went down to the water on the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbor and took a few shots of Hong Kong island.
    Canon 40D with an EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 lens
    43mm, 1/15 second at f/2.8, ISO 1600, Handheld
  40. Trying out some ideas
  41. Took this shot of my grandson a week or so ago, putting on a brave face on his first day at school. He said he felt "a little bit excited and a little bit scared".
  42. A shot this afternoon against the sun and with a full moon.
    Canon 5D II
    EF 24-105 f/4L
    f 5,6; 1/800; Iso 100; 35 mm
  43. Gil - that looks like Stage Road near Pescadero.
    Anyway, our beautiful Bay Area weather is gone and I've been real busy, so here's a shot from a while ago up by Fort Bragg.
    5D2, 70-200 f2.8 @ f8 173mm, 1/125, ISO 400
  44. I had my first trip out to take photos for ages last weekend. I went to Bosham. It's where King Cnut tried to turn back the tide and the church us shown in the Bayeux Tapestry.
    Bosham Church
  45. Old oak tree and a rainbow, and a couple hours retouching all the power and phone wires out. 5D MK2 Sigma 24-70 ISO 200 1/200 f/16
  46. Something from a favorite spot away from home(FL) Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir,NC. It was in the 60's today, a beautiful walk in the city.
  47. Winter light
  48. I spent part of Valentine's Day at San Francisco City Hall, taking photos at the annual rally for same-sex marriage. This year some of the participants staged a sit-in at the county clerk's office and got arrested (with advanced notice to and cooperation from the police), but unfortunately I didn't get any decent photos of that part. This photo is from just after the press conference and before the sit-in.
    Canon 5D Mk II, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 62mm at f/4, 1/100, ISO 1600.
  49. I took this on Sunday and while it is a pretty simple shot, it is proof that sometimes Los Angeles forgets it's winter.
    5DmkII w/ 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
    Focal Length: 70mm, ISO400, F11, 1/400s.
  50. Better late than never...
  51. Beautiful Sunday afternoon on northern Virginia this week. This setup came as we were on our usual walk through the neighborhood.
  52. Haven't shot Canon EOS in a while, so here is a shot from a trip to Rome last year. This was taken in the Sistine Chapel on a 7D, EF-S 10-22mm lens. Believe me it was DARK in here.
    ISO 6400, no flash, 1/40, f4.5, Spot metered manually.
    Chrominance noise was bad on the original but cleaned up nicely in DPP at +15 NR. Luminance NR in Topaz Denoise (default RAW Moderate setting). Finished off in PS Elements 6 with saturation = +10 and sharpened with radius = 0.3pixels, 90%.
    I'm quite pleased with the result considering ISO 6400 on a crop sensor.
  53. A fruit you see more often around Valentine's day!
  54. Nothing new this week. So here's another photo from last week at the annual Surajkund crafts fair in Delhi. This is a group of students from some local school charging head long into the fairground. (Canon 40D, EF-S17-55, F4, 1/1500, Aperture priority +1/2Ev, ISO 200, 17mm)
  55. Trying out a macro lens that my friend loaned me. This is a peregrine falcon that I work with doing educational presentations for a wildlife rehab center that I volunteer with.
  56. Colorado dusk from 3,000-feet:
    Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Exposure 1/2500 sec
    Aperture f/6.3
    Focal Length 45 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    Exposure Bias -2/3 EV
  57. cjk


    @Anthony: this looks to me more like St Paul's Cathedral.
    The Sistine Chapel has frescos on the walls and the ceiling, including Michel Angelo's "Creation of Adam" and "Last Judgment" (
    Oh, and photography is not allowed (I did manage to sneak in one past the guards a few years back but it wasn't with an EOS, so can't post it here ;)
  58. @Cesar. Oops! I did make a boo boo in the description.
    For the record though, it is in fact St. Peter's Basilica (the alter). Unfortunately, I am unable to edit the text to correct at this point. @Moderator, feel free to make the correction.
  59. Well I guess I should post more, messed the first on up.
    High School Basketball
  60. cjk


    @Anthony: you're absolutely right, of course. In my rush to make a smart ass point, I got Peter and Paul mixed up... ;)
    Since I can't edit either, mea culpa ...
  61. I picked up my Canon Elph SD1000 and found pics from last September which looked pretty good at this cold, wet time of the year. My grandson has on his Albert Pujols T shirt and is in the lap of his cousin who is one of his favorite people. We eat at the Artists Colony in little Nashville Indiana to celebrate the September birthdays. Lazy me had not worked the pics.
  62. Slipping this in before the week is over. Yesterday I was shooting an event and got this at a local high school. Core Ensemble was doing a short version of their show, Ain't I a Woman and afterward I caught this with the 7D and 35 1.4. Shot at 1.4 1/40 iso 800. Fun stuff.
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    Slipping this in before the week is over. Yesterday I was shooting an event and got this at a local high school. Core Ensemble was doing a short version of their show, Ain't I a Woman and afterward I caught this with the 7D and 35 1.4. Shot at 1.4 1/40 iso 800. Fun stuff.

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