A&P Some recent photos

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  1. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    recently bought myself a d200 and a 70-200 f/2.8

    already had a 18-55 (plan to upgrade with the 17-55 2.8) and a 50mm 1.8

    some shots since then:

    IR shot (which supposedly the d200 doesn't do well)
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    some sports:
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    some animals and whatnot:
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    studio test:
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    and self portrait:
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    thoughts?
     
  2. dooks88

    dooks88 need some bat wings

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    dont know why, but i really like the first one. Also the man o war or jellyfish... great shot.
     
  3. Blair

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    i think the highlights are just too blown for the football snaps to work.
     
  4. TtamNedlog

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    Some nice shots. The Komodo dragon is my fave.
     
  5. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Yeah there's really only a couple of the sports shots that appeal to me, and they're the ones where there's only one subject in sharp focus. The blown highlights create an interesting effect, but it sort of confuses my eyes when there's more than one person in focus. These two appeal to me the most:

    http://northernconflict.net/d200/JLS_6668.jpg
    http://northernconflict.net/d200/JLS_6662.jpg

    Blown highlights certainly create a distinct feel, but sometimes it's hit-or-miss how effective they are.
     
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    I like your B&W conversions.
     
  7. GlobeGuy

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    I'm usualy critical of blown highlights, but I don't mind yours at all. I like the first shot, looks like tomato juice. :yum:

    Overall, I like your shots. :bigthumb:
     
  8. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    some more from the 24th Virginia Highlands Summerfest:


    Golden:
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    Peter Searcy:
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    all shot with the 70-200 2.8. I really need to grab a wide angle for low light, my kit 18-55 ain't cutting it anymore.
     
  9. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    What kind of metering did you use for this and what did you meter off of?
     
  10. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    to be honest, I forgot, but reading the exif, it shows:

    ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/1000.00 second
    Aperture = F2.80
    Metering Mode = spot (3)

    I typically use spot for my metering because the d200's matrix and center weighted metering is off most of the time...

    but I typically shoot a couple of times, look over the pictures, then change my settings from there. I tend not to pay much attention to the meter because I move around a lot and it is constantly changing.

    The only times I'll pay attention to the meter is through the viewfinder when it's more than 2 stops over/underexposed.

    but yeah, I just shoot and then change settings from there and then shoot again, check then if it's good then keep it. If not, rinse and repeat.

    Why do you ask?
     
  11. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Just curious, because his shirt came out to be so truely white. Normally with matrix metering true blacks and whites get grayed down. I know you use spot metering to get that effect, I'm just not sure what to get the meter reading off of.
     
  12. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    well, I always have my focus at center frame so it's going to be metering half on the shirt, half off. I edited my settings to make his skin color/tones/lighting as how I saw it, so yeah.
     
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    how did you take the IR shot :o
     
  14. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    judging by the exif data I'd say he used an IR filter.
     
  15. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    Hoya 67mm Infrared (R72) filter (used a step up ring to put it on my 52mm diameter lens)
    set the white balance to 6300 kelvin, settings were:

    ISO Speed Ratings = 100
    Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/0.03 second (30 seconds)
    Aperture = F5.6

    that's the typical settings I use for daylight (strong, bright daylight) when doing IR shots.
     

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