Weekly images 11th-17th

Started Apr 11, 2005 | Discussions
JediMasterNerd Junior Member • Posts: 30
Neighborhood pics...

I'm still learning about SLR photography in general, but since a lot of the photos I will be taking are from youth football games I took some shots this weekend of the kids in the neighborhood playing ball...

These are all using the E-300 with the 14-45 lens. The pics were shot on SQ JPG mode... The only post-processing was to reduce the images to 800x600... None are cropped, all re-sized at this point. Obviously I could've cropped them to zoom in on the action a bit better, for now though I'm just playing around Distance-wise I was anywhere from 20-50 feet away from the action in the sports pics and 2-10 feet away in the other pics.

In this pic here, can anyone recommend how to make the background turn out better??

draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Re: Going towards Wabasha...

I like that flower shot. Good DOF. has a 3d quality.
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draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Re: Weekly images 11th-17th

what a little beauty this one is Lauri...

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draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Nice capture

How do you time something like this. Has to be pure luck...
I've never been able to capture any.
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draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Re: E-300 and E-1

I like that pony Terry.
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draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Re: Monday Monday.....

I like #1 Kev.
What in blazes has hooked itself on the wire in #4?
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draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Re: from Denmark with love..

nice panorama
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searun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,694
Re: Monday Monday.....

Really like these. I noticed you chose the 2nd image for this months challenge. I like this very much, and the 1st image. Was it a tough choice selecting which to use?
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renysmom Forum Member • Posts: 75
Re: Weekly images 11th-17th

All these photo's are just amazing... I am a brand new E-300 user.. Anyone have any advise on where to start to learn how to take photos like these?

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safinney Regular Member • Posts: 202
Right here (nt)

And burn lots of digital film . . .

Steve

renysmom wrote:

All these photo's are just amazing... I am a brand new E-300 user..
Anyone have any advise on where to start to learn how to take
photos like these?

draydur Senior Member • Posts: 2,257
Re: A short walk through Gouda with an E300

Nice images.

A bit tighter or wider on the first one would help the distracting gap at the right of the statue.
And a bit of room for the peak of the building in the last image.

just my constructive input....
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safinney Regular Member • Posts: 202
Re: Weekly images 11th-17th

If it has to snow we're going out to play.

dmpbyrdwatcher Senior Member • Posts: 2,691
Re: A short walk through Gouda with an E300

i like the first one, but really love those red and white shutters! only problem, I've been so conditioned by marketing folks that I keep trying to figure out what is being sold......they look like something from a magazine advertisement. thanks for the peek at Gouda.

doreen

dmpbyrdwatcher Senior Member • Posts: 2,691
Re: Going towards Wabasha...

you are right about the sunrise ---- now we all have to get up early to get out before dawn....

I love the second pic --- trees seem to be my favorite subject --- but I like it with the left half cut off so all you see are the three giant trees with the little building.....

the white flower is pretty --- and a real contrast to the winter grays in #2. I used to have those plants in my yard when I lived in MN, but can't remember what they were called......it's on the tip of my tongue --- I'm sure I'll remember at 3 or 4 am....

doreen

dmpbyrdwatcher Senior Member • Posts: 2,691
Re: E-300 and E-1

now that I've tried my hand at photographing cattle a few times, i'm really impressed that you always seem to get the DOF just right... I never thought it would hard to do, but getting the right DOF with large animals close up is actually tricky, at least for me... keep posting so I can keep studying what you do.

how do you like the E300 now that you have used it for awhile?

doreen

dmpbyrdwatcher Senior Member • Posts: 2,691
Re: Some more Black and White experiments.

nice series --- #1 is very intriguing....

doreen

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Suzy Q15 Senior Member • Posts: 2,008
It's Cherry blossom time!

I couldn't resist -

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dmpbyrdwatcher Senior Member • Posts: 2,691
Re: Neighborhood pics...

good start, but several of these photos appear to be focused on the houses behind the subjects instead of on the subjects....

as for the last photo, I'm just a beginner myself but it looks like you shot into the bright light --- so the camera exposed the kids ok at the expense of the background -- the alternative would have been very dark shadowed kids and normal background. next time, either go around to the other side so the bright light is behind you (although the kids will probably squint) or use a flash -- or go somewhere else where the light is more even...

doreen

dmpbyrdwatcher Senior Member • Posts: 2,691
Re: It's Cherry blossom time!

great photos --- I really like all three.... can't pick a favorite.

doreen

MLYL Regular Member • Posts: 335
First bird close ups with E1 + 50-200

If someone know their names please tell me.

Jpegs straight from camera, resized in CS.

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