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I was waiting at a coffee shop today and snapped a couple of photos....'cause I do that a lot. I thought to myself, "what a great idea for a thread!"

 

I figure that we all have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth of equipment and too many of us only haul it out on special occasions or for trips.

 

Bad photographers! Bad! Bad!

 

Get your cameras out, find a nice composition, snap the photo and post it!

 

Let's have some fun!

 

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Happy shooting!

 

Dave

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We had recently gone to my wife's high school reunion in Connecticut. All weekend in the middle of nowhere so I brushed the dust off my circular polarizing filter as I sat by the lake and relaxed after the drive.

 

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There is a beautiful little cemetry at my wifes old school and I had only brought one lens on this trip, my 24-105 f4. While a great lens, f4 is not the best for creating a nice soft blur in the background. So, while my wife was saying good bye to old friends I was playing around using focal length to help get the blurred background I was looking for. In hindsight the composition is not great but I did get a bit of background blur.

 

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This was taken last year at the Longhorn 70.3. The young lady on the bike was on leave from her tour of duty in Iraq. She swam 1.2 miles, cycled 56 miles and ran 13.1 miles for this event! A half ironman. Job well done!

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I was waiting at a coffee shop today and snapped a couple of photos....'cause I do that a lot. I thought to myself, "what a great idea for a thread!"

 

I figure that we all have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth of equipment and too many of us only haul it out on special occasions or for trips.

 

Bad photographers! Bad! Bad!

 

Get your cameras out, find a nice composition, snap the photo and post it!

 

Let's have some fun!

 

Gallery Row Coffee House - Carrollton, GA

p94944284-4.jpg

 

Happy shooting!

 

Dave

 

Thank you Dave! You are so right! Need to always look for photo opportunities and have a camera on hand.:) I enjoy all the pictures posted and check each day to see what's new. Thanks for starting this thread and posting your latest and thanks to everyone else who jumped on this with their pictures.:)

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Great idea for a thread. Thanks for starting it Dave. My wife and I went to the Kennedy Center last night and after the concert went up to the Terrace level and found this. I did have my camera, but no tripod, and setting the camera on the rail wasn't possible because of the bushes. So, I jacked up the ISO, held my breath and took a bunch hoping for at least one sharp one.

 

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Larry

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Use it or lose it, as they say. I've LOST it. I haven't shot much for the last couple of months (recovering from major surgery). I went this morning and shot a parade my kids were in with their martial arts studio. I had my setting incorrect and missed the moment they were actually performing. This is my 'best' shot. Argh! (My boys are the two purple belts on the outside, and the one in glasses & green/black belt in the middle.)

 

Must. Practice.

 

Robin

 

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I'm a daily shooter. I never leave home without a camera. But I haven't shot anything interesting lately. So all I have to submit is a simple picture of a geranium filled Terracotta pot sitting in my front landscape that I took this morning with my Olympus E-P1 using the Pin Hole filter.

 

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I'm a daily shooter. I never leave home without a camera. But I haven't shot anything interesting lately. So all I have to submit is a simple picture of a geranium filled Terracotta pot sitting in my front landscape that I took this morning with my Olympus E-P1 using the Pin Hole filter.

 

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WOW!!! I love this shot..... nice. I wish I could be a daily shooter. Dave thanks for this thread. I hope to share a photo on this thread real soon. Love to see everyones imaginations and points of view through the lens. :D

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I was lying in the hammock today and a few planes decided to fly over not too far away. These aren't the clearest shots- I was practicing taking pics with my almost new camera and these were probably a few miles away-had the telephoto fully extended.

 

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I haven't used my camera since last Sunday when I took my dad to the Mn Zoo for Father's day but below is one of my faves of the day one of the grizzlies named Kenai-hope you like it :)

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I don't get to take out my DSLR every day, but I do take a bunch of pics on my iPhone.Here lately the skies have been incredible after the storms have rolled through! These were taken this week, so I hope they count ;) I ran them through Chase Jarvis's Best Camera app to help the colors pop!

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Last night the City of Allen treated us to a free 4th of July outdoor concert featuring the Commodores. Took this shot of a girl who stood right next to our spot on the lawn. She was holding a Nikon.

 

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The deer came back as this buck decided to get a little closer. Watched them for a half hour and then they melted back into the woods :)

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Well, sticking strictly to the format of the thread, this is one I shot this afternoon - it was a test shot for my newest lens I just picked up earlier in the afternoon - a Minolta 300mm F4 APO. Snapped in my front yard:

 

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(this is the direct link in case the above goes dead - I'm not sure how this other gallery works where I posted the sample: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3702150612/photos/372036/jun26-wako-311 )

 

 

I'm also a very regular shooter - if not daily, then at least several times a week, mostly on weekends. I'm an avid wildlife photographer, and also enjoy night photography and architecture, so that keeps me busy wherever I happen to be. Here in Florida, birding is amazing, so I do that almost every weekend. And of course travel photography when I'm lucky enough to be traveling...a few weeks ago I was up at Disney World where I go every few months...and I'm just now in the planning stages for my next cruise sometime in Oct/Nov.

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What technique did you use for this photo?? I love it.

 

Here is a pic that I took when we were in Orlando for Christmas.

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Paintshop pro 12 has a nice set distortion effects and I just play around with a image til I get the desired effect;)

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Part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown looked nice and refreshing on a 98 degree in our good nation's capital.

 

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Larry

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...and I'm just now in the planning stages for my next cruise sometime in Oct/Nov.

 

Celebrity Summit, 11/6....

 

Maybe we can get aplmac to show us the photogenic side of Barbados! ;)

 

Dave

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I'm hunting the 10-day cruises myself...so far, the front-runner looks like it might be the Emerald Princess 10/29 - it would give me 10 days and two islands I haven't yet visited (Bonaire, Grenada). Still trying to figure it all out though.

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Wow, some really fabulous shots here.

Great idea Dave. I will have to dig out my camera for this Canada Day long weekend!

 

Happy shooting all!

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Some fun stuff here folks! Happy to see so much participation!

 

 

Daughters dropped by today on the way to their Twilight party. Our family's Ace of Cakes did one for the party:

 

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Happy shooting!

 

Dave

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Ok. The impromptu cake photo was needed to chronicle my daughter's efforts, but UPS delivered the close-up lenses for my Lensbaby today.

 

Snuck up on a sleeping blue Hydrangea...

 

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Dave

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Yesterday, I got my Fujifilm Finepix S1800 to replace my S700. This was taken

while having lunch with friends today. Used Super Macro 1/104sec f3.1

ISO64 5mm FINE mode. Original 4000x3000 (4.4mb comp.) resized to 1200 x 900.

I don't think it's too bad for a $200 camera.

 

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This thread has some fabulous snapshots. Dave, love the Twilight cake, LOL my daughters are fans too. And MDSue, Love the flowers photo. Beautiful. Keep them coming I love the photo threads!!!

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This thread has some fabulous snapshots. Dave, love the Twilight cake, LOL my daughters are fans too. And MDSue, Love the flowers photo. Beautiful. Keep them coming I love the photo threads!!!

Thanks- that was my favorie pic today too!

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More playing around with my new 300mm lens yesterday - I decided to try some across-the-room shots of my cat doing her bird watch in the window. It was a many way test: the lens itself, the depth of field wide open, and the high ISO performance. All straight from camera jpegs...first at ISO3200:

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Second at ISO6400:

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The kitty was adopted, having been abandoned in my yard just a few weeks old...she's now just over 2 years old. My first cat too, having been a 'dog' guy all my life.

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zackiedawg, Nice images. Really sharp and noise free for 3200. Great lighting.

 

Larry

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Here are a few shots I took at the Botanical Gardens near our home while practicing some of the techniques I have learned from many of you. I have a P&S Sony Cybershot DSC-H5.

 

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And here is one at a local forest preserve:

 

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