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    Default Assignment #11: Long

    A photographer is confronted with a complex web of visual juxtapositions that realign themselves with each step the photographer takes. Take one step and something hidden comes into view; take another and an object in the front now presses up against one in the distance. Take one step and the description of deep space is clarified; take another and it is obscured.
    - Steven Shore, The Nature of Photographs

    Telephoto lenses are the opposite of wide-angle lenses -- it may sound obvious, but the difference goes beyond the magnification. Telephotos isolate, abstract, and remove context, giving the photographer freedom to select their subject. But the importance of careful composition is just as strong as with wide-angle lenses, as subtle changes in position can radically change the relationships within the frame.

    For this assignment, let's look at lenses longer than 50mm. New photos are always encouraged, but past favourites are also welcomed. We're lucky to have high-quality and compact telephotos, so let's see what they can do.

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Ok, I'll kick this one off with a shot from a couple of days ago.



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    50-200 @64mm The chosen F/L was all about not showing what was just off to the right, as well as much as showing what was in the scene. Just to the Right was a farm house and sheds with equipment all over the place!

    The small amount of compression is mostly offset with a small (f10) aperture.
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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    70-300 at 300mm .... E-3, f10, 1/200s, ISO100

    Last edited by Johannes; 05-21-2008 at 08:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Not current, been busy lately so haven't been shooting much - This is one of my favorites with my favorite combo for wildfowl, the old 50-200 with the 1.4TC and E1. Still using the combo but have picked up a 2.0TC which is a little harder to use.

    Best Regards, Jim


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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Taken at the "Wings over Gillespie" Airshow, using an E-1, 50-200, F14, 1/640 sec. and ISO 400:

    Rocky

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    Caught this gal on the palm tree in front of my house last week right after she raid the Blue Jay's nest with E-1 and 50-200mm at f/8, 1/1000th and ISO400
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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Here is one from the other week, Titchbourne in Hampshire, late evening.

    50-200 at 200mm

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    Shot last Saturday at a local golf course. E-410, 40-150 @ 150, ISO 200,f/8, 1/400th. Slight color correction in Photo.net and a little crop.



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    Beautiful image Ryan the colors and composition are great looks like you've turned the world upside down.

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    I was out with my 50-200 a couple of days ago, playing with its ability to create abstract designs from larger scenes.

    The next big dumb-horror movie, "Weights on a Crane":



    Detail from Libeskind's addition to the Royal Ontario Museum:



    Playing with perspective compression, but the sharpness isn't quite what I wanted:



    I used the short DOF to drop out the background on this one, which I took as a lesson in just what an odd language English can be. The same abbreviation means two different things:



    And finally a pattern from the running track at the university. It's a great monitor check: the track should be blue, but it looks purple on my laptop.


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    70-300 @ 300..

    Hand held, waving the camera all over, lost the plane a couple of times, deep breath and pray to the Olympus Image Stabilization system



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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Quote Originally Posted by BL3 View Post
    Taken at the "Wings over Gillespie" Airshow, using an E-1, 50-200, F14, 1/640 sec. and ISO 400:

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    Awesome Skyraider and good use of the shutter to keep some blur on the propellor blades.

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsonhites View Post
    Beautiful image Ryan the colors and composition are great looks like you've turned the world upside down.
    Thanks! I generally try to bring too much into the frame when I shoot. When I do remember to cut out the noise the results tend to be much more acceptable. Thankfully when I took this shot I reminded myself that it wasn't necessary to capture all 18 holes in the one frame.

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    The corner columns of the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas as shot from our hotel balcony on a recent trip.



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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Here is a photo of Catfish, the local longboarder coach in Brevard County. He uses a Nikon / Sigma set-up. I believe he said that is a 400mm lens in the picture. Taken at an ESA contest back in January... with the 70-300mm at 150mm.

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    how long is long,,??

    here is a photo taken through my Questar 3.5 telescope with my E500 back in early 2006,, sun spots have a 11 year cycle and we are now at a low for spots,,

    E500 was used in prime mode on the Questar which is a 1400 mm - f16 scope,,

    photo was cropped to display the best items,, the larger spots are bigger than our planet,,

    Derry
    Last edited by heavy wind lover; 02-22-2009 at 08:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy wind lover View Post
    how long is long,,??

    here is a photo taken through my Questar 3.5 telescope with my E500 back in early 2006,, sun spots have a 11 year cycle and we are now at a low for spots,,

    E500 was used in prime mode on the Questar which is a 1400 mm - f16 scope,,

    photo was cropped to display the best items,, the larger spots are bigger than our planet,,

    Derry
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    I was out with my 50-200 a couple of days ago, playing with its ability to create abstract designs from larger scenes.
    Matthew, I like the first and last one most, very brilliant colors

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Thanks, Johannes.

    I was trying to come up with some good subjects for a telephoto lens, so I went back to the zoo. All of these were shot at my longest focal length, using the 50-200 and 1.4TC, and are uncropped and unedited.

    Impala:


    Ostrich:


    Giraffe:


    Gorilla:


    Elephant:


    (For some reason I almost exclusively use my widest and longest lenses at their extremes.)

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    Quote Originally Posted by cRy-Guy View Post
    Shot last Saturday at a local golf course. E-410, 40-150 @ 150, ISO 200,f/8, 1/400th. Slight color correction in Photo.net and a little crop.
    I have to say that I'm really loving this photo, ant it's a great example of how a slight shift in position can make such a big difference in the final image. I really like the way it's been put together, and thanks for including it.

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    Shot this in a local park with my trusty old 40-150mm. Just don't know what kind of bird this is.

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    Default Re: Assignment #11: Long

    figured I would post my best moon photo taken with the E500 and Questar 3.5 telescope, 1400 mm f16,, prime mode (no lens),,

    PP included slight color shifting and some shadow adjustment,,

    Derry
    Last edited by heavy wind lover; 02-22-2009 at 08:34 AM.

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