Photo of the Day !!

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Photo of the Day !!

Postby Gregory.Rotter » Wed May 21, 2008 12:35 pm

Hey all, I thought it might be an idea to have a 'general' photo of the day thread. I've seen it on some other forums, and thought it would be a good idea for here, for when you just took a snap shot, or something that doesnt quite fit into one of the topics already available.

The reason I'd like something like this is because I carry my camera with me whenever I go out, and was just thinking that sometimes you take a photo and you don't think it's that great, but just want to show it anyway, without the need for making a 'Unique' thread just for a few photos that you wanted to share. Also, the Various sections we have at the moment, under each heading it says 'share your photography tips', so I suppose if anyone just want's to show off a random photo, for the fun of it, not necessarily for C+C, then this thread could be the place to post it in. Obviously if you have a group of shots from a sports event, then that would be best off in the specific forum section, as it is a 'group' of photos of a specific topic.

The rules for the thread, are one to two photos per day, taken on the day.
I'd like to request that photos be kept to a max length (both width and height) resolution of 800pixels.
Also, please state if you would like to receive comments and critique. The nature of the thread is to have a place to just post a spur of the moment photo that you might want to share, but if you'd like to be given constructive comments and criticism, please indicate this by putting "CC Welcome" in the subject line after the title of your photo.

I'll start off with a few photo's that I grabbed from the back seat of the (moving) car(window open), after dropping a family member off at the airport;

Taken with 70-300VR, using Aperture Priority mode.

300mm
F.5.6 (I really should have stopped down to F11, but anyway)
1/1000
Iso 100
VR - On - Active mode
Contrast, brightness and sharpening adjusted in CS3
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I know the poles in the shot are a real eyesore, but for the sake of just having the photo, and being taken from a moving car, I can't complain.

70mm
F5
1/1000
Iso 100
VR - On -Active mode
P+P; Brightness+Contrast
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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby Bob Andersson » Wed May 21, 2008 12:48 pm

Gregory.Rotter wrote:...Also like with the On assignment thread, I'd like to request that photos be kept to a max length resolution of 800pixels...

Great idea. The only reason I've picked out that quote is to avoid members misunderstanding and assuming that 800 pixels is OK for the On Assignment submissions because, as you know, 500 pixels is our requested maximum there. 800 pixels would work well in this thread, though. 8)

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Postby Gregory.Rotter » Wed May 21, 2008 12:55 pm

Oh right, my mistake :lol: . In any case, I hope to see some snaps from other members soon :D
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Postby thomasrichards » Wed May 21, 2008 1:17 pm

I think this is a great idea. Nice one Gregory.
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Postby Syncharmony » Wed May 21, 2008 4:59 pm

I'll have to hunt for some pictures to take tonight :)
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Postby calmac1991 » Wed May 21, 2008 5:32 pm

I would have some to post if you'd thought of this yesterday...
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My pics of today

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Wed May 21, 2008 6:03 pm

I too think it's a great idea, Gregory. I went out this afternoon to take some photos, so I can be the second one to post some pictures. Here they are: (click the image to go to Flickr, there you can also find a larger version)

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Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: Carl Zeis 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 @ 80mm
Aperture: F4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Cropped a little and adjusted the curves slightly

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Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: Carl Zeis 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 @ 80mm
Aperture: F4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Cropped a little and adjusted the curves slightly, a little less saturation and just a very small amount of sharpening.

The Coca Cola Can is definitely my favourite. The Daisy-photo has too many disturbances in it (the grass). I like the DoF in the second picture.

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Postby calmac1991 » Wed May 21, 2008 6:55 pm

Wow Bjorn! Those are great! Just the right depth of field and very good composition. Wonderful.
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Postby patti » Wed May 21, 2008 7:04 pm

are ducks allowed? :lol:

just kiddin....lol...going out right now to see what I can see...great idea, GR...

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Postby GCJ » Wed May 21, 2008 7:20 pm

good shout Greg.
I was out before work this morning. Taken at 135mm 1/60 f5.6
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some sort of small pine cone?
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Postby GCJ » Wed May 21, 2008 7:35 pm

sorry its trees again, but I was in a nature reserve.
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Postby Gregory.Rotter » Wed May 21, 2008 9:23 pm

GCJ wrote:some sort of small acorn?


haha, those are called pine cones :wink:

GCJ wrote:sorry its trees again



Just to reitterate, you guys can post anthing (within reason :wink: ) in this thread long as it's kept to 800pixels max length/height, and it's one to two shots per day :D
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Postby GCJ » Wed May 21, 2008 9:31 pm

glad you spotted the deliberate mistake hehe. pine cone of course everyone knows that :oops: :oops:
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Postby calmac1991 » Wed May 21, 2008 9:33 pm

Gregory.Rotter wrote:haha, those are called pine cones :wink:


Ummm... It isn't a pine tree...
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Postby Gregory.Rotter » Wed May 21, 2008 10:16 pm

calmac1991 wrote:
Gregory.Rotter wrote:haha, those are called pine cones :wink:


Ummm... It isn't a pine tree...


Still looks like pine cones to me :P At least I didn't say 'acorns' :P Someone correct me here :P

Check this out, hmm?????? :? :?:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strobilus

I'm too bored to do any more 'research', surely theres gotta be some 'tree buff' round here :?: :?
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