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craig
12-19-2005, 10:57 AM
Tis the week before Christmas, and I know that cameras are getting dusted off! So show off those pictures.
Last week we had everything from Ice to desert.... Great going last week!
T

iROK
12-19-2005, 12:31 PM
Olympus E1 & a 25year-old Non Olympus MF lens. Major Crop-In & Given BW Atmosphere. http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/buddyboy.jpg

laingjd
12-19-2005, 01:06 PM
A cute little squirrel munching a few seeds from the bird feeder........ http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/2a.jpg

laingjd
12-19-2005, 01:07 PM
Then along comes Doofus and upsets the Apple Cart....... http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/3a.jpg

laingjd
12-19-2005, 01:08 PM
E-1 and 50-200 shot thru a window. http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/4a.jpg

llpoolej
12-19-2005, 01:49 PM
Merry Christmas everyone :)

http://llpoolej.smugmug.com/photos/48893224-M.jpg

pixelmaniaman
12-19-2005, 02:03 PM
iROK -- bw study -- cooool

pixelmaniaman
12-19-2005, 02:13 PM
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/happies.jpg
youngest tyke & she who must be obeyed

AnnF
12-19-2005, 08:19 PM
Have to tell a little story with this one.

I was at my brother-in-law\'s house. They have 3 Frisbee dogs. This is Sidney, the youngest. The dogs are trained to nudge a little bell hanging on the front door when they have to go outside.

We were sitting on a comfy leather sofa watching TV. Sidney went and nudged the bell and waited, so I went over and opened the door, but she disappeared. I looked over and there she was sitting in MY seat on the couch. My sister-in-law says, \"Oh yeah, she does that sometimes, makes you think she wants out and then goes and takes your seat\".

Ann
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/PC178566sm.JPG

Mr. D
12-20-2005, 12:32 AM
Not the best shot I have of Milo but it does show just how intense this dog is when he is retrieving. http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/_C113893crop.jpg

Bojan Volcansek
12-20-2005, 05:28 AM
AnnF wrote:

Have to tell a little story with this one.

I was at my brother-in-law\'s house. They have 3 Frisbee dogs. This is Sidney, the youngest. The dogs are trained to nudge a little bell hanging on the front door when they have to go outside.

We were sitting on a comfy leather sofa watching TV. Sidney went and nudged the bell and waited, so I went over and opened the door, but she disappeared. I looked over and there she was sitting in MY seat on the couch. My sister-in-law says, \"Oh yeah, she does that sometimes, makes you think she wants out and then goes and takes your seat\".

Ann
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/PC178566sm.JPG

Great Story Ann, made me laugh this sleepy morning at work!!!

Yours Bojan

llpoolej
12-20-2005, 07:58 AM
Very smart dog. Looks part border collie and maybe heeler??? Either one of those are way up on the smart scale.

The one jumping into the pool is a chesapeake bay retriever, right?

AnnF
12-20-2005, 03:32 PM
:) No, she is part cattle dog and I believe Aust shepherd mix. You were close.
That other dog sure has a big nose! Almost like that of a wolf?

llpoolej
12-20-2005, 04:26 PM
At least I saw the heeler in her! The cattle dogs are my absolute favorite breed. The ones I have been around are so darn smart, without the intensity of border collies. I can\'t deal with the hair in my house, and that is the only reason I don\'t have one. Great dogs. We had one stay with us for a few months and I would have happily kept him.

Mr. D
12-20-2005, 08:31 PM
Your good...hardly anyone recognizes a Chesapeake! He seems to be the only one in Thailand. He has won every retrieving and swimming contest he has been entered in and two dog shows this past year. llpoolej wrote:

Very smart dog. Looks part border collie and maybe heeler??? Either one of those are way up on the smart scale.

The one jumping into the pool is a chesapeake bay retriever, right?

gunnerx
12-21-2005, 05:22 AM
Wow, lots of doggie shots this week. I gotta get some of Ariel this week. Here\'s what I took last night standing outside in the cold for 1 hour. It was only -10 C so not too bad. :lol:

Click on image for full size.
http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/PC205298a.jpg (http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/PC205298a.jpg)

llpoolej
12-21-2005, 07:42 AM
From this morning at 17 degrees. Now, that isn\'t cold in the North Pole, but it is freakin freezing in TN!!!

http://llpoolej.smugmug.com/photos/49131808-M.jpg

Mr. D
12-21-2005, 08:36 AM
Once more, here is our little guy (Poppi) trying to act like big brother (Milo)! http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/Poppi.jpg

lkeeney
12-21-2005, 12:32 PM
I am finally getting around to putting together an album for the wedding I shot recently. Here is the bride.

Lawrence http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/Bride.jpg

barondla
12-21-2005, 01:03 PM
Love the B&W, Irok.
thanks
barondla

Stuttaton
12-21-2005, 01:15 PM
No dogs, just ducks!
Shot with Hexanon 40/1.8 and E-1

/Jörgen
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/051219_45.JPG

Stuttaton
12-21-2005, 01:21 PM
Another one with the Hexanon 40/1.8

/Jörgen

http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/051219_11.JPG

jebir
12-21-2005, 02:16 PM
I couldn\'t resist to take this picture of our amaryllis today:
http://myfourthirds.com/files/0407/Amaryllis_.jpg

Peleng 8 mm fisheye with a 1 mm \'extension tube\' (lens mount shimmed). Shot with available light from behind the flower at a diatance of about 3 cm from the filaments that are in focus (the stigma is actually touching the lens.

Cheers, Jens

Mr. D
12-21-2005, 05:00 PM
Wow, those ducks look cold!
It was cold in Bangkok this morning...almost had to wear long pants.
Stuttaton wrote:

No dogs, just ducks!
Shot with Hexanon 40/1.8 and E-1

/Jörgen
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/051219_45.JPG

Mr. D
12-21-2005, 05:03 PM
Lawrence, looks great! I wish I had the patience and ability to do weddings. Would like to see more!!!
lkeeney wrote:

I am finally getting around to putting together an album for the wedding I shot recently. Here is the bride.

Lawrence http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/Bride.jpg

lkeeney
12-21-2005, 06:50 PM
Mr. D,

I have only shot a few wedding, and I have one scheduled for the spring. I think that will be my last wedding shoot. I just don\'t enjoy shooting under the pressure of a wedding. Plus, I come back with 500-600 images that all have to be processed in some way, crop, straighten, etc. It has taken me weeks to go through all the images.

This wedding was a Texas cowboy wedding. Here is a shot of the bride and groom.

Lawrence http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/Hat.jpg

llpoolej
12-21-2005, 07:21 PM
I can totally understand that Lawrence! I have been asked to assist many times. Number one problem for me is I have no one to watch my kids on the weekend for that long.

Also, I think the women would drive me batty immediately. It isn\'t my kinda thing. Probably where the best money lies for a working photographer though. A wedding photographer surely earns every penny though!

They are very nice shots you captured

lkeeney
12-21-2005, 07:49 PM
llpoolej,

There is way too much stress in shooting weddings, and I really don\'t need the money. I would like to make some money in photography, but just enough to pay for my equipment and supplies. I really don\'t need the stress. I am worried every minute that I may miss an important shot or screw up the shot.

I kind of like shooting models, first because it is fun, and also because I like helping them build their portfolio. All my model shoots are on a time for prints basis.

I wish I could think of a way of getting out of my wedding shoot in the spring.

I agree with you. Wedding photographers are worth every penny they make. I have much more respect for them than I did before I tried it myself.

Lawrence

Olyfan
12-21-2005, 10:06 PM
GUNNERX-Great shot of the moon! what lens did you use? I\'ve been wanting to take a picture of the moon up close.

Olyfan
12-21-2005, 10:10 PM
Here\'s a picture I took of my dog (jaycee). http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/P1019852.jpg

gunnerx
12-22-2005, 05:42 AM
Awww.. Cute puppy!

Olyfan, that moon picture was taken using an 800mm fl telescope using a camera adaptor, Olympus OM T ring and the OM to 4/3 adapter.

llpoolej
12-22-2005, 05:52 AM
I think if I start shooting anything for money, it is going to be equine and pet portraits. As difficult as that can be, the type of people who love animals I tend to get along with well. They may be crazy, but I am used to animal crazy.

I don\'t think I have talent for shooting models. I wouldn\'t mind dealing with adult models, I can tell you, I would NEVER gear toward taking kid portraits. I love my children, my nieces/nephews and my friends kids. Beyond that, no thanks!!

I truly love doing the equine stuff though. I doubt I would make a good living, but just a little extra cash is fine

marcof
12-22-2005, 05:59 AM
Here\'s my x-mas present:
http://imgs.marcof.net/oly-watch/web500_oly_e1_watch_008_1.jpg

:)

llpoolej
12-22-2005, 06:04 AM
That is too cool, do you know if you can order them from Europe to the US???

My husband LOVES watches

marcof
12-22-2005, 06:48 AM
I might be able to order it and then send it over, but I am not sure if it\'s still available (offer has ended I think)

Ombrafoto
12-22-2005, 09:20 AM
llpoolej wrote:

I think if I start shooting anything for money, it is going to be equine and pet portraits. As difficult as that can be, the type of people who love animals I tend to get along with well. They may be crazy, but I am used to animal crazy.

I don\'t think I have talent for shooting models. I wouldn\'t mind dealing with adult models, I can tell you, I would NEVER gear toward taking kid portraits. I love my children, my nieces/nephews and my friends kids. Beyond that, no thanks!!

I truly love doing the equine stuff though. I doubt I would make a good living, but just a little extra cash is fine

Shooting children would be more fun with live ammunition....Maybe even pick off a few parents!!
I am soooo happy mine are are grown.....(Mostly)...

AnnF
12-22-2005, 09:22 AM
I wouldn\'t mind having one of those watches.

Ann

llpoolej
12-23-2005, 05:17 AM
My sister was in town last night with her family, so, she wanted a few pictures done with herself and her son.

These were done accidentally at ISO 800, as I had forgotten the camera was set on it. I bounced the flash off the wall to create the lighting effect

http://llpoolej.smugmug.com/photos/49296806-M.jpg

http://llpoolej.smugmug.com/photos/49296833-M.jpg

AnnF
12-23-2005, 09:46 AM
llpoolej:

Wow, VERY nice pictures! I like the first one very much. The 2nd one..the colors seem a little cold in her face, but overall very good job!

Now quite saying how bad you are and keep taking pictures!

Ann

llpoolej
12-23-2005, 09:49 AM
Thanks :) I like the first best myself too, and the colors were a bit off in all of them. I developed them in both studio and ACR. Studio\'s came out darker and cooler. I really try and like Studio, but the WB adjustment SUCKS. I don\'t even mind waiting for them to process, I hate the WB lack of small adjustments. The slider in ACR just blows it away. So, one set came out too yellow and one too blue.

I liked the tones of the ACR ones better, so, went with that. I think having the camera at 800 ISO didn\'t help the colors. But, it almost gave it a film like quality and I like it better than the reality of what I was seeing.

craig
12-23-2005, 05:12 PM
I like the adjustments of the ACR, much better than Studio too. But I would recommend download and try Silkypix, so far it has been working well for me.
T

gunnerx
12-23-2005, 10:44 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!

http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/PC235349.jpg (http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/PC235349.jpg)

llpoolej
12-24-2005, 06:08 AM
What a beautiful Christmas tree!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

AnnF
12-25-2005, 07:44 AM
Went to dinner with friends last night. My friend has this on her counter. She grew up in Alabama and that was part of her heritage. I bounced the flash off the cabinet above. http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/8686.JPG

llpoolej
12-25-2005, 05:29 PM
Neat photo Ann, I like it :)

Here is my daughter sassing off to me. She has been full of it the last few days.

http://llpoolej.smugmug.com/photos/49548390-M.jpg

A very rare photo of me. I usually allow less than 5 a year. I hate how I look in pictures. Just hate it. My husband and I were having \"words\" at the time. He didn\'t like me telling him how to take the picture. I still cropped off half the empty space above our heads ;)

http://llpoolej.smugmug.com/photos/49545534-M.jpg

barondla
12-25-2005, 06:46 PM
Shot with my new Ex25 extension tube and 40-150. http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/Pc250757.jpg
thanks
barondla

barondla
12-25-2005, 06:49 PM
Another shot. http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/Pc250756.jpg
thanks
barondla

craig
12-25-2005, 08:56 PM
The spore family (I added myself in Photoshop)
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/components/com_simpleboard/uploaded/images/PC261273copy.jpg

llpoolej
12-26-2005, 05:21 AM
Good photoshop job!! Lovely family :)

craig
12-26-2005, 09:22 AM
Thanks There are my grandparents, now 80. My mother, step dad, and step sister. (And of course my wife, and myself) So in the bunch because of marriages the only Spore\'s are Katie and I. But its close enough.
It was a great Christmas.
T