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Post by Octavious » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Thanks I think I'm starting to get the hang of lightroom. I was overcooking a lot of my shots and didn't really realize. Which pretty much everyone does at first. This has to be the first hobby that I haven't gotten bored of. Well aside from gaming. :lol:
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Took this from a phone, but I like the mist, light, and shadow.

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Post by The Meal » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:35 pm

Zaxxon wrote:Do it, man! I'm going to be driving a few hours north to populous Glendo, WY.
Do you have land squatted out? I haven't yet formulated a plan, but would certainly glom onto someone else's if convenient.
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:57 pm

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Zaxxon wrote:Do it, man! I'm going to be driving a few hours north to populous Glendo, WY.
Do you have land squatted out? I haven't yet formulated a plan, but would certainly glom onto someone else's if convenient.
I'm not sure yet. I've purchased an eclipse-day pass to Glendo State Park, but I'm not sure how the day itself will go. This is a town of 205, and they expect 50,000 to 100,000 people based on the Glendo Eclipse Facebook page.

I am thinking of just heading up in the wee hours of the morning and hoping for the best.

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Post by Rumpy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:56 pm

I won't be taking pictures of it, but I'll be in Oregon for the eclipse.
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Post by Zaxxon » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:19 am

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Zaxxon wrote:Do it, man! I'm going to be driving a few hours north to populous Glendo, WY.
Do you have land squatted out? I haven't yet formulated a plan, but would certainly glom onto someone else's if convenient.
I'm not sure yet. I've purchased an eclipse-day pass to Glendo State Park, but I'm not sure how the day itself will go. This is a town of 205, and they expect 50,000 to 100,000 people based on the Glendo Eclipse Facebook page.

I am thinking of just heading up in the wee hours of the morning and hoping for the best.
And I meant to say that if you are looking to share a ride up there, I've got room so long as you're ok going early.

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Post by Octavious » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:44 am

I really want to ditch my 80-200 as I almost totally missed this shot because the damn thing focuses like crap under 10 feet. :( The eyes are just barely in focus. Anyone else would just look and say FOX cool! :lol:

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He looks sad or disheartened.
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Post by Octavious » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:55 am

There were two people five feet from him aiming huge lens at him. That might have something to do with it.
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Nope! Chuck Testa!
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Post by Octavious » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:03 pm

Had to lookup what the heck that means. :lol: It was very much alive. :lol:
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:40 am

Bring on the eclipse...Enlarge Image
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:42 am

Bring on the bigimg tags.
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:44 am

I blame Tapatalk. Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Post by Moliere » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:28 am

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:29 am

I was banned from the airliners.net photography forum by concerned moderators after the end of my lens started brushing against planes as they flew by.
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Post by Octavious » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:59 pm

:lol: I hate little birds oh so much.
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Post by Enough » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:32 pm

Zaxxon wrote:Bring on the eclipse...Enlarge Image
Very nice, where did you all book?

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Post by Enough » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:35 pm

Moliere wrote:Image
True, that is as long as you don't mind Coke bottle optical quality. I should know, because I am the guy who has stacked 1.4x, 1.7x and 2x converters. I discovered that a tripod more stable than an iron nucleus would likely be required. :P
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Post by Zaxxon » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:37 pm

I'll be going to Glendo. As for booking the pass, I got it here (available until 6/30).

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Post by The Meal » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 pm

Zaxxon wrote:I'll be going to Glendo. As for booking the pass, I got it here (available until 6/30).
Thanks for the link. One orange 2015 MINI Cooper also now has a day pass. :D
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Post by Enough » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:48 pm

The Meal wrote:
Zaxxon wrote:I'll be going to Glendo. As for booking the pass, I got it here (available until 6/30).
Thanks for the link. One orange 2015 MINI Cooper also now has a day pass. :D
Day trip for you as well?

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Post by The Meal » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:49 am

Enough wrote:
The Meal wrote:
Zaxxon wrote:I'll be going to Glendo. As for booking the pass, I got it here (available until 6/30).
Thanks for the link. One orange 2015 MINI Cooper also now has a day pass. :D
Day trip for you as well?
Whatever it is we end up doing, it'll have to just be a day trip. Glendo will probably be our destination as well.
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Post by Enough » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:17 pm

Coolness. We are camping. My original plan has been to find dispersed camping in the NF nearby center line somewhere in WY. Unfortunately I have not been able to head up for scoping out possibilities yet. We might end up far away from Glendo, but it looks like a great place and there's definitely a chance we end up there. I will message folks my cell phone info, just don't expect coverage if we are in the sticks. It will be fun if we all end up hooking up but obviously our priority is on seeing the eclipse. If I end up finding a cool location I will share if there's time. Fingers crossed for clear skies!

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Post by Zaxxon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:02 pm

Awesome. If you find another spot I'd definitely be interested in hearing about it, as Glendo is sure to be swamped.

My solar filter came in last week... if only I had a camera with which to test it. Really hoping mine comes back from Fuji in the next couple of weeks.

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Post by Octavious » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:56 am

Someone has a D750 with a 50mm lens for sale on Facebook market for 875. It has to be broken, stolen or they are complete idiots. Considering how easy it is to google prices I'm going with the first two, but damn that would be sweeetttttt. If it was a legit used D750 they could sell it for 1,200 body only no problem.
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Post by Octavious » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:29 pm

Had an itch to take a picture of SOMETHING! Hadn't really gotten out at all lately. So I picked the most obvious thing I could find in NJ and that's the Red Mill in Clinton. Not the best time of day or year to go, but happy with the picture.

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Post by Enough » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:21 pm

What a nice pastoral scene with perfect sky. Super pretty and kudos for getting out!

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Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:51 pm

That was with my 17-50 (99.99% is my 17-50 ) and a polarizer as it just so happened to be the right angle to use it woo. I have the poor mans strap setup which actually works really well.

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Post by geezer » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:37 pm

I haven't shared any photos in awhile, so I figure it's about time :) Sunrise on the Georgia coast, about a month ago.

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Post by Octavious » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:27 pm

geezer wrote:I haven't shared any photos in awhile, so I figure it's about time :) Sunrise on the Georgia coast, about a month ago.

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Post by gbasden » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:10 am

geezer wrote:
50MP Canon 5dsR with a $135 plastic lens :lol:
I have to say I've been really happy with my 5dsR. I've been doing a lot of portraits and it really excels. Not to mention it's really fun to be able to aggressively crop and still have something I can print large if I need to.

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Post by Enough » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:21 pm

Very nicely atmospheric Geezer, love it!
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Post by Octavious » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:38 pm

I think I'm done with my 80-200. I just can't get consistent pictures with it and it's heavy as hell. Hopefully I can sell it for something close to what I bought it for. I'm just going to save up for the Sigma 50-100. Sure it doesn't have VR, but I was getting killer pictures with it when I rented it and the focal length is a lot better for a crop sensor. With the 80 I have I stand like a million feet back to get a full body shot even at 80mm. Barf.
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Post by geezer » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:01 am

Octavious wrote:
geezer wrote:I haven't shared any photos in awhile, so I figure it's about time :) Sunrise on the Georgia coast, about a month ago.

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No - Lensbaby. An actual plastic lens :) It's specifically designed to blur/distort edges, and you can tilt it around to move the point of focus. Remember when doing those tilt/shift miniature-look images was all the rage a few years back? I think it was designed to make that look accessible, but I've found it to work really well at isolating a straight-on subject and really blowing the background out.

@Enough - thanks :)
@gbasden - I'm really pleased with the 5dsR as well. The only flaw I've seen is that you can print nice and large, but those sizes really bring out the lack of corner sharpness in the lenses.

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Post by Octavious » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Ah k. I've heard of them, but never seen/used one myself.
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Post by geezer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:10 pm

Octavious wrote:Ah k. I've heard of them, but never seen/used one myself.
They're a cool little toy if you're feeling creative and aren't using them for ultra-critical work (the results can be a little unpredictable when viewed full size).

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My latest cityscape - Savannah, GA

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