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NonEntity1 Dec 29, 2007 4:57 PM

Mark, that is a very neat landscape, the portrait orientation worked very well and makes the shot much more interesting.

Tim

a200user Dec 29, 2007 8:45 PM

My three favorites,far from the best that are posted here, but I'm learning from what I see on this forum.

Bokeh could have been better on this one:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...lueberries.jpg

Could have been sharper

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...jv/herron1.jpg


HDR attempt

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...jv/HDRTest.jpg


bigdawg Dec 29, 2007 10:53 PM

Nice ones all around. But I see you are already talking of doing better...That is the thing I tell myself after viewing every photo I take...I know I can do better...You don't have far to go...Me on the other hand...The jury is still out!!!

Dawg

Peacekeeper Dec 29, 2007 11:28 PM

In no particular order

Sunrise in Timor.
http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Ecrash...es/timor12.jpg

Sunset in Timor
http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Ecrash...es/timor37.jpg

Big wave in Tonga
http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Ecrash...ges/tonga2.jpg
http://www.iinet.net.au/%7Ecrashman/.../remember3.jpg

Keithw Dec 30, 2007 8:30 AM

Crash,

I am a sucker for sunsets and your Timor sunset is beautiful.

As for my best 3, very tricky. It took me a long time to get to grips with the GX-10 and I'm still learning, you get quite spoilt by P&S cameras! They're easy to use and very light. Then you get this brick of a camera and it takes time (at least it did for me). Latterly I started to appreciate the joys of RAW and post-processing (something I am only still playing with, haven't really progressed past a bit of sharpening and adjusting the contrast). So looking back at the year I think the school report would read something like:

"A slow start but developed as the year progressed. Looking forward to continued improvement in 2008"

Anyway, enough waffling, after much trawling through my Flckr account, here are my 3 least bad:


From June was this interesting sky in Scotland:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1103/...31a47a2943.jpg


Then maybe this shot of the Manchester Eye in November:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1159/...3c9c086739.jpg

And finally from Menorca in May:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/4...af19f1bf94.jpg


Hmmm, I obviously don't like the sun.

All 3 were straight from the camera, or with very little PP.

Fl_Gulfer Dec 30, 2007 11:21 AM

I've only had my DSLR for 9 months and I'm still learning how to use it. This is the best I could do, I forget to grab my camera when I leave the house but I'm getting better at remembering it now. So next year I won't have any excuses:lol:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...unset002-1.jpg



http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...Sunset5024.jpg



http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ade2007140.jpg

Rickst Dec 30, 2007 2:16 PM

My three favs from 2007:

http://rickst.smugmug.com/photos/143921468-L.jpg

http://rickst.smugmug.com/photos/161290459-L.jpg

http://rickst.smugmug.com/photos/213485906-L.jpg

EddyinGA Dec 30, 2007 3:09 PM

Wow!



Some really terrific shots posted here.



Next time, I think I'll wait and see what's put up before I post my meager offerings.



Beautiful shots from everyone.



Ed

snooked Dec 30, 2007 6:48 PM

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My three best???

DC Metro

Ed

snooked Dec 30, 2007 6:49 PM

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Trojansoc Dec 31, 2007 7:47 AM

Ed, your DC Metro shot is amazing. Normally, when I'm looking at photos, my wife, viewing from across the living room, will occasionally say "That's nice," or "I like that one." When she saw your shot, she made me stop so she could come across the room to look at it more closely.

This whole thread highlights just what can be done by talented photographers armed with a quality camera. Roy said it would be easy to make a coffee table book with just the shots in this thread. You will never find any better shots than the two Timor pictures Crashman posted on this page.

Trojansoc Dec 31, 2007 8:02 AM

Patti, it's no wonder that a wonderful pic of your grandchild is one of your best three of the year. Eastman Kodak brought photography to the masses by its ability to capture special memories with the little Brownie cameras. Today, we have such powerful tools with which we can freeze beautiful moments, so that like Wordsworth

"For oft when on my couch I lie / In vacant or pensive mood, / They flash upon that inward eye / Which is the bliss of solitude. / Then my heart with pleasure fills / And dances with the daffodils."

Great photography has the ability to enable us to relive emotion long after the long after the moment that prompted it. Special moments in our lives such as the birth of a child or grandchild, or in my case, my son's wedding this year, will be ever fresh because of our photos.

jachol Dec 31, 2007 1:38 PM

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I was very pleased with these three ... all approximately 1:1 macros, and taken in the same session. ... Jack

jachol Dec 31, 2007 1:39 PM

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Heres #2

jachol Dec 31, 2007 1:41 PM

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And #3

ishino Dec 31, 2007 10:45 PM

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My favorites from 2007: 1 of 3

This one made the Pentax Photo Gallery and won several POTD contests. Possibly one of the best photos I think I have ever taken.

ishino Dec 31, 2007 10:46 PM

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My favorites from 2007: 2 of 3

This one got an honorable mention for the zoo's 2008 calendar. Didn't make the calendar though.

ishino Dec 31, 2007 10:46 PM

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My favorites from 2007: 3 of 3

Took this one too late in the year to submit for the zoo calendar, still one my favorites. Puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

penolta Dec 31, 2007 11:33 PM

It is a good thing this topic isn't a contest - the competition would be FIERCE! :shock:

mtngal Dec 31, 2007 11:43 PM

These are all AWESOME! There's really only one picture this year that really stood out (the raindrop on the spider web shots I posted). I've taken a number of other shots that are good, but nothing that stands out in my mind - I'll keep looking back. If nothing else, this has gotten me to finish organizing this year's pictures.

nhmom Jan 1, 2008 8:25 AM

ishino, I just love the baby photo. I'd never seen that one before. I had attempted to photograph my grandson holding his dad's fingers when he was little, but myresults were terrible. I wasn't quite sure how to pose them and now the opportunity is gone forever. The one that posed okay is blurry.

I also still love the gorilla's "taking a break" photo. Cracks me up every time I see it, too.:G

Now I can't see all the images, but I do really like your grass one, Rick. Beautiful. And, although can't comment on other specific ones have been impressed by what others have posted. My inspiration to improve this year.

NonEntity1 Jan 1, 2008 9:19 AM

Crashman, those are three really good shots. You also had a shot (I think it was last year) of a WW II era Japanese ship laying by the beach and surf. That one stuck with me if I had been picking your photos it would have been one of the three.

Tim

NonEntity1 Jan 1, 2008 9:39 AM

Rick, that shot of Manchester Eye isvery nice, though it does put me in mind of the ferris wheel in the city by Chernobyl. Shapes, colors, reflections, there is a lot going on this shot that causes me to pause and look longer.

Fl_Gulfer, nice timing on your birds in sunset shot, they give the shot something extra.

Rick, I love that grass shot. You really should see if you can sell it Microsoft to be a wallpaper for some future version of windows. I was surprised you did not include an example from your field and track shots, you had some excellent sports shots this past year as well.

Jachol, great macros and closeups,Ilove macro work and Ialways like seeing yours.

Ishino, your babe in arms shot is justgreat. I really wish I had been into photography when my children were born, I would have copied that shot. Heck, my wife is an OB nurse and I have considered going to her job and looking for random volunteers.

Tim

Tim

jachol Jan 1, 2008 1:05 PM

NonEntity1 wrote:
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Jachol, great macros and closeups, I love macro work and I always like seeing yours.



Tim
Thanks for your comment Tim, I too love macro work, I think these were among the best that I produced in 2007, I'm looking to refine the technique more this year. ... Jack.

Monza76 Jan 1, 2008 1:47 PM

I am still just thinking, I will probably end up posting the Gibson's bottle from a few days ago, the portrait of an actress I did last winter and one of my Gannet shots from the bird sanctuary, but I really don't know...

Ira

robar Jan 1, 2008 1:57 PM

penolta wrote:
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It is a good thing this topic isn't a contest - the competition would be FIERCE! :shock:
P,
fierce isn't the word for it..

ishino, the babe pic is stunning!!!

roy

Monza76 Jan 1, 2008 2:20 PM

Well, here we go:

First from yesterday: Just a bokeh test but I like it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/...10214288f3.jpg

Secondly, from July, the RCMP musical ride: (SMC A 70-210mm f4, thank's Roy)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1180/...573255abb1.jpg

And this portrait of a little girl, taken in June.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1270/...33ef82864b.jpg

I am really grasping here, there were a number of "vertical landscapes" that I also considered but I chose these because each represented a very different circumstance.

The Gibson's bottle was a challenge to myself to produce a creative Christmas light image with perhaps a little humour. Itbecame a lens test of bokeh effects (see http://www.aicphotography.blogspot.com/)

The musical ride shot was based on a simple premise, my wife Annette and I both went to the show, she had the kit lens on the DL so rather than duplicate any focal length's with the Sigma I decided to go for something very different, and challenging, a very sharp MF zoom, the excellent A-series 70-210mm f4. Roy rescues lenses as well as dogs.

The little girl's portrait was part of a little job I did, portraits of a little girl who was on her way to a pre-school graduation. They wanted the usual array of colour shots showing her in her pretty outfit, but I managed to sneak in a couple of more ""interesting" shots like this black and white square crop with a hint of grain added to give a colour film look. I just gave them a disk of printer-ready images so I don't know if this was ever printed (probably not, square crops are not that popular).

I am leaving these now because in an hour I will have thought of three others I should have used. It hasn't been a great year for creative images on my part but there are always those you feel have some potential.

Ira

David French Jan 2, 2008 12:25 AM

I narrowed my list down to 12 photos, and after a few early cuts, it became very difficult to choose. Here are my pics, in order of increasing favoriteness.

Piano Solo - Olympus C-7070
http://xs323.xs.to/xs323/08013/P6200026_edit_web.jpg
I did the lighting for this one using the hall's light board.




Focal Point - Olympus C-7070
http://xs323.xs.to/xs323/08013/P7170015_edit_web.jpg




American Horse - Minolta XG-1, 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor-X, Fuji Superia Reala 100 ISO, ND Filter
http://xs323.xs.to/xs323/08013/Ameri...lmScan_web.jpg
My favorite of the year.

2007, my second full year of serious photography, was a good year, but my Olympus point and shoot was really beginning to frustrate me. Christmas left me with a D80, a 17-55 f2.8 lens, and a nice flash. So far it's been unbelievable working with that thing after suffering so long with the C-7070. I'm really looking forward to shooting in the new year.

markmorb Jan 2, 2008 10:19 AM

Well, seeing as that I only had my K10D for the last couple of weeks of 2007 I don't have a lot to choose from just yet.....

Anyway from my one trip out with it so far I would pick these three:

http://www.synthpunkdiscopanzer.co.u...s/IMGP0426.jpg

http://www.synthpunkdiscopanzer.co.u...s/IMGP0406.jpg

http://www.synthpunkdiscopanzer.co.u...s/IMGP0209.jpg



danielchtong Jan 2, 2008 4:10 PM

David French wrote:
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I narrowed my list down to 12 photos, and after a few early cuts, it became very difficult to choose. Here are my pics, in order of increasing favoriteness.

Piano Solo - Olympus C-7070

Focal Point - Olympus C-7070

American Horse - Minolta XG-1, 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor-X, Fuji Superia Reala 100 ISO, ND Filter


2007, my second full year of serious photography, was a good year, but my Olympus point and shoot was really beginning to frustrate me. Christmas left me with a D80, a 17-55 f2.8 lens, and a nice flash. So far it's been unbelievable working with that thing after suffering so long with the C-7070. I'm really looking forward to shooting in the new year.
From time to time we have non-Pentax pict posted in here which is great. Apparently great camera. I like the last one too

Daniel

danielchtong Jan 2, 2008 4:15 PM

Monza76 wrote:
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Well, here we go:

Secondly, from July, the RCMP musical ride: (SMC A 70-210mm f4, thank's Roy)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1180/...573255abb1.jpg
Ira
I don't think I saw the rcmp shot. Likely I missed that . Great one together with your simple bokeh shots

Daniel

David French Jan 2, 2008 5:28 PM

danielchtong wrote:
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David French wrote:
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I narrowed my list down to 12 photos, and after a few early cuts, it became very difficult to choose. Here are my pics, in order of increasing favoriteness.

Piano Solo - Olympus C-7070

Focal Point - Olympus C-7070

American Horse - Minolta XG-1, 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor-X, Fuji Superia Reala 100 ISO, ND Filter


2007, my second full year of serious photography, was a good year, but my Olympus point and shoot was really beginning to frustrate me. Christmas left me with a D80, a 17-55 f2.8 lens, and a nice flash. So far it's been unbelievable working with that thing after suffering so long with the C-7070. I'm really looking forward to shooting in the new year.
From time to time we have non-Pentax pict posted in here which is great. Apparently great camera. I like the last one too

Daniel
Oops! I didn't even notice that this was for Pentax only. I don't pay much attention to what forum I'm in; rather, I just use the 'Recent' button and post away.

danielchtong Jan 2, 2008 5:45 PM

markmorb wrote:
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Well, seeing as that I only had my K10D for the last couple of weeks of 2007 I don't have a lot to choose from just yet.....

Anyway from my one trip out with it so far I would pick these three:
Mark,

Great shots. But how come they were all wreckage? Well that was last yr anyway and you had so little time to run in.

Daniel

bigdawg Jan 2, 2008 5:53 PM

Nothing wrong with those shots David...Ira I like the little girl photo a lot. All these are really fine photos!!!!!



Dawg

Monza76 Jan 2, 2008 6:42 PM

David French wrote:
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danielchtong wrote:
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David French wrote:
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I narrowed my list down to 12 photos, and after a few early cuts, it became very difficult to choose. Here are my pics, in order of increasing favoriteness.

Piano Solo - Olympus C-7070

Focal Point - Olympus C-7070

American Horse - Minolta XG-1, 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor-X, Fuji Superia Reala 100 ISO, ND Filter


2007, my second full year of serious photography, was a good year, but my Olympus point and shoot was really beginning to frustrate me. Christmas left me with a D80, a 17-55 f2.8 lens, and a nice flash. So far it's been unbelievable working with that thing after suffering so long with the C-7070. I'm really looking forward to shooting in the new year.
From time to time we have non-Pentax pict posted in here which is great. Apparently great camera. I like the last one too

Daniel
Oops! I didn't even notice that this was for Pentax only. I don't pay much attention to what forum I'm in; rather, I just use the 'Recent' button and post away.
Don't worry about it David, just pointing out that this may have been a good time to buy a Pentax so you could hang out with these fine folks all of the time.;)

Monza76 Jan 2, 2008 6:51 PM

danielchtong wrote:
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I don't think I saw the rcmp shot. Likely I missed that . Great one together with your simple bokeh shots

Daniel
Thanks Daniel, I really like the way that one came out.

Ira

markmorb Jan 3, 2008 2:16 AM

danielchtong wrote:
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markmorb wrote:
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Well, seeing as that I only had my K10D for the last couple of weeks of 2007 I don't have a lot to choose from just yet.....

Anyway from my one trip out with it so far I would pick these three:
Mark,

Great shots. But how come they were all wreckage? Well that was last yr anyway and you had so little time to run in.

Daniel
Thanks Daniel....I only managed to grab a brief hour so I had a wander around the fishing fleet just down the road from me...most of the boats were out so I made use of the wrecks that are laying around. I think they have a lot of character and interesting textures....although I'm perhaps subconciously commenting on my innermost emotions ;)

robar Jan 3, 2008 3:27 AM

welcome to the board mark. hope to see more from you..

roy

Lando Jan 3, 2008 8:55 AM

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