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26 Mar 14, 00:24
By Crollo
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Thanks guys. I did edit the post a week later--It wasn't cool to double\triple\quadruple post back in 2008 and it isn't now. tongue - :P

http://entrod.sp-website.net/images/Lock_Ke
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Don't mind the noise; I always try to introduce grain (Not noise) being a film junkie and I understand most people hate grain and even mistake genuine film grain as 'noise', so with actual noise in my image I imagine it must be pretty jarring. tongue - :P

The Zippo was shot with a flash, stu. tongue - :P
At highest iso, and my fastest lens at 1.8, a 1min exposure wasn't bright enough to see any details.



More of a concept\test then a serious composition. My Structural Integrity project has nothing to do with knives. tongue - :P
26 Mar 14, 00:50
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
the lock is my new background. awesome awesome shot!!
26 Mar 14, 03:08
By DiscoStu
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Aw, flash shot? You said it was so dark that I really thought it made sense for it not to JUST be a flash shot.

I just realised... why are you in possession of these items? tongue - :P
27 Mar 14, 03:24
By Crollo
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Photo walk today.



20 Apr 14, 06:50
By TJB
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A photo of Saturn through my telescope taken a few hours ago:


I need to get a higher magnification eyepiece, as the highest magnification eyepiece I have is only 65x, which is too low to get a good view of planets. (Venus and Jupiter being the two exceptions).
Nevertheless, you can make out the rings in the photo, especially with enhancement. It was easier to see actually looking through the telescope.

As well as the higher magnification eyepiece, if I want to do astrophotography I'll need to get a mount for my brother's DSLR. That photo was taken by holding my phone over the eyepiece (it took about five minutes of fumbling for anything to be visible), taking a video as I slowly moved the focusing dial, then taking the best frame. If I had a mount then it would probably look infinitely better.
20 Apr 14, 11:25
By Striker
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Wait a second, 65x? There is a nikon camera (bridge) that has about 60x zoom, I'm not into optics, but would that mean the same focal range? Because that means you can make photos of planets with a camera?!

Anyways, nice achievement!
20 Apr 14, 12:33
By Boomer
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Astrophotography can be very tricky with just a camera. While you can capture some really amazing things with just a light sensitive lens and a sturdy tripod, you'll need a tracking mount if you want to capture anything reaaaaally interesting. But these cost upwards of 300-400 USD, so it's not really an impulse buy. I'm considering one, but so far short exposures are gonna have to do it for me.

200mm 1080 by Permlid, on Flickr

1404040014 1080 by Permlid, on Flickr
20 Apr 14, 18:21
By DiscoStu
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Love those. What did you do them with?
20 Apr 14, 20:28
By TJB
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While you would be able to Striker, you would probably need a tracking mount. One of the things that separates a telescope from a camera is that a telescope has a huge aperture compared to a camera, so it can much more effectively gather light. My telescope has a 130mm primary mirror, and while some of that is lost due to the secondary mirror being in the way, it still has a much larger area to gather light. If you wanted to take a picture with just a camera you would probably need to do a long exposure shot, and because the earth is constantly rotating you would need a tracking mount.

A possible alternative to a tracking mount is actually a telescope. The one I have has a tripod mounting screw on the top, as well as a motorised drive which compensates for the planet's rotation. It's a bit fiddly, you have to adjust the telescope mount so that it's parallel to the earth's axis of rotation, and then set the speed of the motor drive. But when you've done that, the whole thing functions as a tracking mount. I think mine retails for somewhere around $250 US, so it's a bit cheaper.

I've never done that myself, as most of the time I'd be lucky enough to even have enough clear sky time to even set up the mount properly, never mind the motor drive or a long exposure shot. The camera mount I want to get mounts the camera directly over the eyepiece and uses the entire telescope as a zoom lens, but unfortunately it is a bit expensive for me to get at the moment.

Also, they are very nice Boomer. How did you get a photo of the nebula? Those are usually really dim.
20 Apr 14, 23:50
By DiscoStu
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Your telescope has the eyepiece on the far side? Isn't that a bit inconvenient?
21 Apr 14, 01:38
By TJB
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Not really. I personally find it easier, as it brings the eyepiece up to a level where I don't have to lean down to look through it. With the equatorial mount it can sometimes cause the eyepiece to be at a weird angle tough, although if I'm not worried about having it set up properly I can just change the way the mount is set up to remove that problem.
02 May 14, 21:41
By zeeba-G
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3D
03 May 14, 14:03
By Striker
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I understand now. Dummy me, I've read about how big of an aperture the telescope has to have in "Big Bang".

Here's some walnuts, well... walnuts flowers, or what they are:

Walnut flowers by Carstic Productions
05 May 14, 11:47
By Boomer
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@TJB

The nebula was a fun challenge. It was made by stacking several images with Deep Sky Stacker. Since all I have is a wobbly tripod, and not-so light sensitive lenses, it's my only option. Here are some failed stacks, before I got into the groove. I used a 70-300 4/5.6 Sigma lens.






Now I can't see Orion's belt any more, so I'm gonna have to wait till winter to experiment some more.
08 May 14, 05:24
By Crollo
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Astrophography always seemed too over complicated for me. :/

New addition to the lens lineup



With this one on the way:


And the obligatory shot of the thing I love most other than new lenses.
08 May 14, 06:52
By DiscoStu
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150-500? That's madness!
09 May 14, 21:51
By Crollo
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;O
09 May 14, 23:06
By DiscoStu
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Film photography is retro and all, but it's still perfectly usable. VHS is not. People haven't had VCRs in a decade. I hope you're not planning on using that tongue - :P
11 May 14, 00:27
By Urby
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I'll have you know that I still have a VCR.

It's in my shed.

It's full of rainwater and spiders.
11 May 14, 06:26
By ciba43
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Challenge for Urby: Fix it smile - :)
21 May 14, 23:42
By Crollo
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Some new toys to play with.



22 May 14, 00:08
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
Why did you shoop the monitor?

And 720 24? Come onnnn. We're moving onto 4k for most projects now, at least give it the 1080 treatment tongue - :P
22 May 14, 01:57
By Crollo
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Well, I don't feel really comfortable posting the actual shot here since it's not a final shot and he didn't really give me permission to post pictures of him online outside of the actual documentary release. tongue - :P

It's actually shot at 1080p\24p.
[I was super tired when I made that shoop but I think I did 720p because the monitor really doesn't seem like 1080p at all, seems like it's maybe a 720p monitor at best. It really irritated me when I turned it on and it felt barely like a step up from a SD monitor.]
22 May 14, 02:43
By DiscoStu
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"CANCLE"

Seems legit.
30 May 14, 00:40
By Crollo
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Got something in the mail today.


It exhibits a little bit of chromatic aberration but is tack sharp and plenty light sensitive. I love it.
30 May 14, 00:45
By DiscoStu
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At 1.4 you'd expect to get the photo with the lens cap on.
30 May 14, 10:33
By Archie
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mm, my f1.8 45mm is my absolute go-to lens for just about every situation. It's so unbelievably useful having that sensitivity, and the shallow DoF is gorgeous fully open. I'd highly recommend you get yourself some ND filters for it if you don't already so that you never need to stop down and can get that sexual shallow look all the time.

1.4 is almost excessive grin - :D
30 May 14, 16:45
By Crollo
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ND filters are pretty much required for this lens, as I've learned from trying to use a flash at lowest iso and getting a completely white image, haha.

I was not forseeing enough to have ordered ND filters with it. unhappy - :(
30 May 14, 23:29
By Striker
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Elliot, can you please upload a 1920x1080 version of that or higher? Would love it for a wallpaper.
31 May 14, 03:32
By Crollo
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My mailbox seems to be getting a lot of traffic lately.

31 May 14, 17:22
By Striker
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Elliot, you still linked to the 1,280px 790px version tongue - :P.

Seems like you have the opportunity to get your hands on exquisite stuff.
I don't know what site are you uploading these on, but make an account for flickr and keep a gallery there. That way we can check your stuff laterz.

2 of my latest additions:

Orange Lily

Orange Lily
01 Jun 14, 08:26
By Archie
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Love a good shotgun. What are you recording it with? I can recommend a few good external recorder options if you've not got one yet.

That's beautiful, Striker.
01 Jun 14, 19:09
By Ghost129er
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Great Planes P-40 Warhawk, 28 Four stroke by OS. 9x11 pitched APC prop. Redone color scheme


Kyosho Spitfire


Kyosho Fw-190


P-40 again


Dad and me goofing about (zoom in and see :3)


Airbus A400


Experimental

I know some shots aren't great, this guy didn't have as many lenses/etc for zooming as I'd require for better, just make do with what he had and asked me to use...
02 Jun 14, 22:33
By Crollo
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Click on the images Striker. tongue - :P
You need to get yourself a dslr for chrissake, it's been years.

Currently I haven't actually been able to use it short of testing it on my PC, I'll probably have to use it tethered to a laptop when shooting. I'll probably buy a Zoom H1 when I get another job.

Cool images ghost, borrowed a friends' dslr I'm assuming? (No EXIF extension right now so I can't just pull up EXIF data)
03 Jun 14, 10:56
By Striker
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Nice pics Ghost129er! The evening P-40 shot looks great, but would look even greater without that flash.

@Elliot: Yeah, it will have 4 years this summer, but it still serves me well. I can't afford a DSLR right now, and frankly camera phones have started to take incredible pictures. Remember, the best camera is the one you have with you, and I don't carry a big DSLR/Bridge everywhere I go!
03 Jun 14, 15:26
By Ghost129er
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Thanks, and I think it was a Cannon EOS 400D if I'm not mistaken .w. I dunno much bout cameras but I love photography~ .///.

And Striker, I agree, should have done that without flash, just realized... DAMN IT. >A<

The sky was nice, though... iPod touch 4 has a crappy camera in the dark...



Burjy
06 Jun 14, 03:30
By Crollo
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It's that fucking palm tree island again. Who in the world has money to build something that ridiculous? (Other than Dubai, of course)

Got something else in the mail today.



05 Jul 14, 13:42
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt








05 Jul 14, 13:47
By Jessie
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I'll take one!

The photos are pretty good, too.
05 Jul 14, 19:44
By DiscoStu
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Very good, if a bit dark. In photography there's more room for overexposing some things.
06 Jul 14, 04:25
By brendanmint
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I've been into photography for the last 3 and a half years but I've never really posted here since I really suck at it. Though I'll post some of my better pictures for fun. I use a Canon Rebel T3, and do I love the hell out of it.

First off is one of my favorite pictures, it's an HDR of an old fire engine I took in November last year. I don't know why I took a picture of it at all, no one else seemed interested in it(we were on a field trip).


Next up is from the same area is a panoramic picture I took, that even though I thought looked horrible, I got a small scholarship for somehow. I like how all the old vehicles are sort of just all together rotting away. I actually put this picture up on display in an old peoples home when they asked my school if we would.


And finally I'll post this picture from November 2012, I really liked how the riverbed looked, I may have upped the vibrancy just a bit :p. I managed to get an Honroable Mention for this one in my state's fair. The area where this was recently got closed down late March because of forest fires, really hope it's still as beautiful as it was when I was there.


So yeah, that's just a few. I have a lot of albums on my Facebook, and a I have a few pictures on my website. Hopefully I get better, I don't plan on stopping taking pictures anytime soon, I may be bad but it's a lot of fun.
06 Jul 14, 18:15
By Boomer
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Hello! I'm back! Yay! I lost my password, embarrassingly enough, but here I am. Doubleplusgood, I've been going through a photo renaissance after a year of almost nothing, so I have some stuff to show off as well!



























15 Jul 14, 23:30
By brendanmint
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The 5th and 6th pictures are really neat, the fog is super cool looking. I went up a mountain a few days ago an took some shots. Here's a panoramic I took, it's a bit big.

16 Jul 14, 00:08
By DiscoStu
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That's real nice. How did you make it?
Keep off the roof.
28 Jul 14, 23:58
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
I get the distinct impression this thread could use a new page.
29 Jul 14, 03:23
By DiscoStu
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Too many loads for one page, Arch? Let me get us one post closer.
31 Jul 14, 00:24
By Archie
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IT'S NOT ENOUGH
31 Jul 14, 00:33
By Rimrook
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Cool pics.

Post 47/50
31 Jul 14, 00:34
By Penguinboy
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Haha, I died again!
I'm off to Japan for two weeks on Saturday, I'll try to remember to take some photos with my shitty phone and post them here when I get back smile - :)
31 Jul 14, 01:13
By Ghost129er
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LUCKY!!!!! :O :'( I want to go there someday... Anyways, have fun, have a safe trip and enjoy it to the most! PS I have friends and contacts there,and I'll see if they can help out...

Go to some WWII museums and shoot some Zeke's or Jap aircrafts. xD
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