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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:19 PM

JusticeIsCheap's Sunday Photography Adventure (6 photos)

So, I'm a bad photographer... I had an incident today whilst out driving about, looking for things to photograph. Me vs. Squirrel and the squirrel won. I ended up in a muddy ditch that I couldn't get out of. A person who lived across the street from where I was stuck was kind enough to pull me out. What makes me a bad photographer is that I didn't photograph my embarrassment. Hmm, maybe that just makes me smart.

Here are a few I collected prior to my Honda Accord off-roading adventure (I was playing with my ND filter again, so these were taken with my Nikon).





And a couple from my excursion into DC to visit the Botanical Gardens (these were taken with my Lumix GX1):





I found lots of stuff to photograph today but couldn't find one car wash.

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handmade34 Feb 2013 #3
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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:47 PM

1. Beautiful!

The colors are magnificent!

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:56 PM

2. How pretty! Lovely shots!

Beautiful skies.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:47 PM

3. nice photos

I am curious about the nice clarity of landscape and the apparent movement of clouds... please tell me how you do this I like the effect... or is this just my eyes deceiving me?

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:27 PM

4. It's the ND Filter

Basically what it does is, depending on the strength you use, gives you several stops to work with. In my case, I have the darkest ND filter you can get, which gives me 3 stops. What this means is, I can shoot for long exposure's in daylight.

1. I scout the shot.
2. I set the camera lens on Auto focus (while setting the camera itself on manual).
3. I autofocus the scene, then switch the lens back to manual focus
4. I set my exposure time to about 10 seconds.
5. I screw the ND filter on the lens.
6. I set the self-timer (cause I often forget my remote)
7. I press the release button
8. I wait

So, those images above were taken with an ISO 100, f/7.1 1/10 using my 12-24mm lens.

In doing this, water becomes silky and if the clouds are moving, they kinda blur. You can also use a circular polarizer to take reflections off the water if you want too but I like the reflections.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:19 PM

5. Some times one is not in the mood for self deprecating humor.

I like the first flower.

For those wanting to get into the m4/3 world, the Lumix GX1 is going for a decent price. That usually means they are cleaning out old stock in anticipation of the GX2, or whatever they will call it.

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