Can't stop the [PHOTO]

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  • SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    Love the look of those film shots!! I've been tempted to try film in the past and this is not helping me stop myself lol.

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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    Sublimus wrote: »
    Love the look of those film shots!! I've been tempted to try film in the past and this is not helping me stop myself lol.

    It's such a different experience. I think a lot more about the shot, instead of just shooting off a burst of shots like on digital. And then the outcome always has some surprise with it. Nothing is particularly tack sharp, but the character and quality of the results are pretty pleasing, even the ones I screw up.

    Buying the Takumar lens on a work trip overseas was the gateway for me. It went from, "Good cheap lens I can mount on my digital camera." to "Hmmm, I wondering how this would work on the camera it was intended for?"

  • MonicaButcherMonicaButcher Registered User new member
    Gone through all the photos you buddy posted! That are awesome from each and everyone!

  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    edited June 3
    Speaking of the Fuji 18-55, I was going through old photos and found this from last year in Switzerland.

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    And then a couple of shots last night playing around with AEB on my roof.

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    And because I enjoy taking pictures of food like the BWB I am:

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  • MonicaButcherMonicaButcher Registered User new member
    Six wrote: »
    Speaking of the Fuji 18-55, I was going through old photos and found this from last year in Switzerland.

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    And then a couple of shots last night playing around with AEB on my roof.

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    And because I enjoy taking pictures of food like the BWB I am:

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    These are so natural!

  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    Two more from the roof the other night. I'm going a bit overboard with the processing but it's fun experimenting with them.

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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    I really love those city shots, especially the first one from the first post. Makes me wish I lived back closer to downtown Austin (the skyline there has become incredible) instead of out in the 'burbs.

  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    Same angle, different night from the one above. Turning the world into a Super Mario Sunshine level.

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited June 4
    oldmanken wrote: »
    Some digital shots from the other day walking around the local park. I think this came out a little flat:

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    Sometimes flat can be really beautiful (see above). As in this case, shapes and composition really shine through. I joined a "New Topographics" FB group a bit over a month ago and found that this is an entire style of photography. Which I knew to some extent, but didn't realize how much there was out there. Would recommend anyone in here check it out, really wonderful photographers and photos in that group (if FB is a thing you don't avoid like the plague). Also really digging your film stuff. I started to collect a good amount of film cameras a couple years ago, now widdling it down to ones I love. The cannonets are highly sought after so good on you for getting one. I've mostly shot with my Rollei TLR and a couple rangefinders I've acquired, but keep having little parts break and whatnot. My biggest drawback in film is that I've been really disappointed with my local developing labs, so I want to do it myself... but the time it takes... goddammit just haven't organized enough to do it yet. But maybe now that You're posting film here I'll give it a little more energy.

    Anyways... shit's been rough lately yeah? Wishes of health and safety to everyone.
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  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    I rode my bike to pick up a new lens I bought of craig's list and while I was w waiting I took a few shows of the Verrazano Bridge.

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    The lens I got is a macro and I've never had one so I played around a bit with it

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  • SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    That third shot of the bridge!!! Wow!

    My camera has been collecting dust. Here's a candid of my two good friends (from january, the last time I took photos :( )

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  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    edited June 8
    Thanks! It's interesting, these are my three favorites from the dozen or so pictures I ended up with. The third I think is my favorite, but the other two have gotten the most positive reactions from those I've shown them to. It's about half and half who liked #1 or #2 more, but I seemed to be the only one who liked #3 the most.

    I do love how the streetlight looks in the first one.

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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    I like how in the third, it seems like the bridge is rising out of the tree canopy... It's a really appealing division in the photo.

  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    Thanks, and yeah, that’s my favorite part of it. You can just see enough detail to tell it’s not photoshopped, but the trees frame the invisible part of the bridge really well

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  • SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    Yup! That's the same reason I like it too!

  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    edited June 9
    (edit, this is the AC photos thread not the SE++ photos thread, sorry):

    Some photos from a bike ride on the weekend; the drive out was nice much the same way the prairies are always nice:
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    and there were some good views on the way to the top:
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    and while this isn't technically much to speak of, I was still pretty happy to get it:
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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    Is that Alberta? Or somewhere in 'murica?

  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    Yeah, in AB, it's the Highwood Pass ride. The road's closed to motorised traffic between december and mid-june, so around this time of year a lot of people ride bikes up there while it's still clear of cars. (more ride-specific details in the bike thread here)

  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    Yeah, in AB, it's the Highwood Pass ride. The road's closed to motorised traffic between december and mid-june, so around this time of year a lot of people ride bikes up there while it's still clear of cars. (more ride-specific details in the bike thread here)

    Haven't had a chance to drive through there, when I lived in Calgary. Used to drive up to Invermere in BC fairly regularly though. Really miss those mountains, and would love to go back and photograph now that I have the right equipment.

  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    What's wrong with the pictures of this waterproof camera case?
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    The thing that first caught my eye is that they're using an Olympus OM-10. The first SLR camera I owned was an OM-10, and it's fine, I guess, as a starting point, but there are an awful lot of better options out there, even within the Olympus range; the OM-10 is the bottom of the line model. But it's not the fact it's an OM-10 -vs- an OM-4Ti (or whatever) that's the problem, it's more fundamental than that. Let's go to the next picture and things will become clearer, if you aren't familiar with OM bodies:

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    Here we go... There's no motordrive in the body itself, and they don't have the motordrive attachment mounted, so you'd have to use the film advance lever on the right to get to the next shot.

    Now, maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me that it would be very difficult to use the film advance lever through a big waterproof bag like that...

  • SixSix Thankful for my limbs and teeth Registered User regular
    The key is to use a waterproof camera.

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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    Got back my first developed roll out of the Canonet:

    50017402166_e08e12be5e_c.jpg17-06-20_Canonet-TriX_3 by Kenneth Hughes, on Flickr

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    50017402271_d015904d63_c.jpg17-06-20_Canonet-TriX_1 by Kenneth Hughes, on Flickr

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  • SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    Nice!!

    Finally dusting off the camera myself. Been a bit of a lazy bum lol.

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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    I took some shots with the digital camera this weekend, as we went down to Corpus for a bit. Need to review and see if I got anything good this evening, but on quick glance I will say that nothing really jumps out at me. :(

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    It's been a nice weekend:

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    Last time out, ~5% of the shots I took I liked enough to fully process and keep, and only a few were duplicates of other shots. Is this what getting better is like?

    I have taken 28000 pictures since I got my camera 9 months ago. Definite spray and pray going on there, plus exposure bracketing...but it's been a fun journey. Just put in an order for a Z50 so I have something that gives me that in-viewfinder feedback of exactly what I'm going to get.

    Too bad about the COVID crap; I haven't felt comfortable yet going out on hikes. Need to figure out an appropriate level of paranoia, I think.

    And I think I'll go out now and take some more pictures. :biggrin:

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  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    Orca wrote: »
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    Oooh! I saw one of those this week too!
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    But because of it's clear shape and color, I figured it'd be fun to really try some out-there editing choices. I think they came out pretty neat!
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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    So, I took the opportunity to upgrade my lens for my Fuji this weekend. I've been rocking the 'kit' lens (18-55mm 2.8-4.0) since I bought into the system in 2017, and then added a 35mm 2.0 last year. My local camera shop here in Austin had an expo this weekend, and were offering pretty good prices on trade-ins, and couple that with a sale running on the Fuji red badge zooms it felt like a good time to upgrade my glass.

    Walked out of the shop yesterday with a 16-55mm 2.8, and saved an additional 10% because it was open box. It's a heavy beast of a lens, but it pairs pretty well with the X-H1, and makes my whole kit weather sealed. Doesn't have the OIS of the 18-55mm, but the X-H1 has IBIS, so no real loss there. All in all, with trade-ins, sale and open box, I got that lens for about 1/3 the regular price... which felt like a no-brainer.

  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    edited June 23
    Since we are doing flowers... some of the roses in the front garden (applied Fuji Classic Chrome in post, hence the washed out look):

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Well because I took some more flower photos I liked, and I want to inflict them on all of you:

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Figured out how to batch convert so I can downsample these images to something a bit more amenable to the forums...and starting to play with just using black and white too!

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    (crossposting from H/A)

    I'm finally at the point where I actually want to share my photos for both feedback and to show off! What a difference 8 months makes. So I once again come to all of you for help.

    Which photo hosting sites/services do you recommend and what are the tradeoffs? I'm willing to pay if necessary. Not sure if social features are a requirement or not; it might be nice to get feedback. I'm not a pro, and not looking to be a pro, FWIW.

  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    Do people still use Flickr? That's what I used .... eons ago.

  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    That's what I use, though I don't post a lot of photos.

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