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Old Jan 20, 2010, 10:04 AM   #21
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The Nikon remote trigger for the 'bulb' setting plugged into the same 10-pin data port as the GPS, hence one has to remove the GPS device

-> The Solmeta GPS comes with it own external remote release, that one can use at the same time, but I can't find it anymore!
Here's the splitter cable they bundle with it. From it's description, it sounds like it may work with other GPS brands, too (but, I guess you'd have to try it to find out, or just buy one of their GPS units instead).

http://www.ppsna.com/product_info.php/products_id/738

It looks like this vendor has a U.S. office out of New Orleans from what I can see on their About page (and I noticed the most recent customer review at resellerratings mentioning fast shipping from Louisiana for an item they ordered from them):

https://www.ppsna.com/impressum.php

Their resellerratings.com page is here:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store...s_PhotoProShop
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I just noticed this on the page for it's listing. So, you may want to give them a yell and ask about it:

"The expected arrival is within the next 14 to 21 days"
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 10:15 AM   #23
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I think it's a good example of nude art. (Full disclosure: I'm hetero female. I find Hustler and Penthouse offensive, but I'm not usually offended by Playboy.)
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Thank you for commenting... I was kind of worry about the feedback at 1st before posting

But as long as we are 'adults' here..things should be fine. Just keep in mind tho...that parents 'may' encourage their budding photographers to sign on.

Personally, showing the human form as art (and that is very subjective) should help any child's development...compared to what on MTV for example...


(things have changed since the sears catalogue...)
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While that's true, you can find just about anything you want to see on the internet, and that's a very tastefully done nude (and he added a nudity warning to the subject title). I'm very impressed with that image and I see nothing at all pornographic about it.

I appreciate NHL sharing it with us. It's a big "step above" many of the nudes members have posted here in the past, and it's in a class by itself due to the uniqueness of the location and lighting (not to mention the skill of the model and photographer needed to capture it).

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In my judgment, that image is perfectly acceptable for posting here in the forums (much more so compared to many nude images that have been posted here in the past). I applaud NHL for sharing it with us.
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While that's true, you can find just about anything you want to see on the internet, and that's a very tastefully done nude (and he added a nudity warning to the subject title). I'm very impressed with that image and I see nothing at all pornographic about it.

I appreciate NHL sharing it with us. It's a big "step above" many of the nudes members have posted here in the past, and it's in a class by itself due to the uniqueness of the location and lighting (not to mention the skill of the model and photographer needed to capture it).

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In my judgment, that image is perfectly acceptable for posting here in the forums (much more so compared to many nude images that have been posted here in the past). I applaud NHL for sharing it with us.
yes indeed on all accounts
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While that's true, you can find just about anything you want to see on the internet, and that's a very tastefully done nude (and he added a nudity warning to the subject title). I'm very impressed with that image and I see nothing at all pornographic about it.

I appreciate NHL sharing it with us. It's a big "step above" many of the nudes members have posted here in the past, and it's in a class by itself due to the uniqueness of the location and lighting (not to mention the skill of the model and photographer needed to capture it).

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In my judgment, that image is perfectly acceptable for posting here in the forums (much more so compared to many nude images that have been posted here in the past). I applaud NHL for sharing it with us.

Ohh so I DID miss the good ole days...

I actually have few boundaries personally...little offends me. I really enjoyed that pic...and wish I could do stuff like that. So I AM glad its allowed. There is a career potential for those that can do tasteful female photos...
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Yes, I have no issues with allowing an image like that one here. It serves as a superb example of how nude art photography should be approached, and I'm grateful that NHL chose to share it with us.
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NHL, would you mind giving us some background info on your shooting session? Im curious about the location. Is it a well known cave? How did it get chosen? How did you come up with doing the painting approach instead of just soft flash? I could ask another 20 questions, but you get my drift. Ive seen the excellent results. Now Id like to understand the road to get there.
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Bynx, you summed it up for me. I really thought the soft skin against the rock was interesting. It really is an outstanding shot.
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NHL, would you mind giving us some background info on your shooting session? Im curious about the location. Is it a well known cave? How did it get chosen? How did you come up with doing the painting approach instead of just soft flash? I could ask another 20 questions, but you get my drift. Ive seen the excellent results. Now Id like to understand the road to get there.
Not @ all, theses are common caves along the Potomac which I either bike or kayak along all summer long:
http://www.swarpa.net/~danforth/wj/bike0616.html

Flashes would have worked but you would need a lot of them and IMO would present a different set of challenges. Plus theses extra equipments all need to be brought inside the cave (through narrow passages)

1. For the model alone you would probably need at least two because of the inverse square law (remember her right leg is closer to the focal plane than the rest of her body?). Next you would need a couple more to cancel out the shadows produced by the 1st two's even before thinking about lighting up the rest of the cave

2. You can't bounce flashes off the rocks as they are not white and so uneven, so soft-box is a must (if they can fit in this small confine) or reflectors, but then their coverage will be too wide which bring you back to problem #1: As an example the 1st rock formation in the top left quadrant is only inches away from the camera as opposed to the model at several feet (or the rest of the cave which is even further away...)

3. Painting with flash is also difficult as you'll be working with fraction of seconds (to control the distance with the flash short bursts) instead of 30s to several minutes which I had with continuous lighting, and their angle of coverage is just too wide (as opposed to the narrow beam of a flashlight) which will lead you back to problem #2. Adjusting flash ratio settings is pitch dark is also not very practical...

It can be done no doubt... Someone will probably attempt this one day as this is what photography is about: playing around with lighting!
-> This aspect of photography(which BTW I'm very impressed with spy work) is quite contrary to the high-ISO and fast lenses which seems to be the rigueur nowday in most forum discussions - Heck my cameras were on bulb and even their AF were disabled for this !!!

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