Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by Markw, Jan 11, 2012.
^I was off working on that when you posted, 2Wheel!
I just uploaded most of them to the Flicker group pool; I've got about 2 or 3 more I may upload, if I can find time to process them.
This was fun! My results aren't the quality of some others we've had, but hopefully they ARE representative of my location. With my vision problems, I had an "interesting" time with the manual focus on my D5100, but I am seriously considering the purchase of a manual focus macro lens for it anyway, so this was a good trial run!
I really liked the lens, didn't have much problems with it. Used Derrell's advice about focusing with it. Without further ado, then here are a few of the photos I either liked the best, or felt represented my area the best.
The iconic Sunsphere, from the 1982 World's Fair. I need to do more work on it; the wb seems a little off. I did straighten it, but I straightened it based on the railroad tracks under the bridge. The bridge itself curves, and the Sunsphere is on a slight incline in the background, so those elements still look tilted. :x
This was a teeny little flower, at the UT Trial Gardens. I used the TPF lens with a Kenko extension tube--20mm, I think.
On my way back to work from my lunchtime photo shoot, I realized that they were using the top of our parking garage as a staging area to inflate balloons for the parade taking place that night. They were just getting started with Scooby.
Two more: these don't really represent my area specifically, but they do represent what I love to do--take photos of flowers (and insects, and birds, and nature in general...but here, flowers).
This one is from the UT Trial Gardens--it was getting TOO sunny and late in the morning by this time, but I did like the way this flower was backlit:
This one was taken in my backyard, when the blackberry bushes started to bloom. The little green center is a teeny little blackberry, and you can see another behind it, where the flower has mostly died, just leaving the berry:
Nice, thanks =)
Wuhoo, great! Thanks for being a part of the project! :mrgreen::hugs:
I love the blackberry bloom photo! It's surprising how well such an old, cheap-o zoom lens can do on close-ups! And BTW, I got the five bucks mailed out to you today sm4him!!!
Now I'm already thinking about blackberries, and making blackberry jam this August!!! Almost every summer for the last 15 years, I have made three to four cases of homemade jams and or jellies, mostly blackberry, but some years raspberry,others marionberry jam, some years strawberry jam. But blackberry is cheapest...FREE for the berries in fact!
Beginning next year, I'll have both blackberries AND raspberries free for the taking! My sister gave me several more blackberry bushes, the ones that produce really HUGE berries, and several raspberry ones as well. But it takes a year before they'll start producing, so this year, it'll just be the wild blackberries I already had.
So you're going to ship a jar of jam to every participant?
Okay, the lens will be on its way to MTVision tomorrow. This was a lot of fun--and I learned that I *can* focus manually, despite the vision problems. Well, at least I can focus manually as consistently as any other way!
I enjoyed being a part of the project, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of you produce.
I thought the next person in line was CBrown222 by the listing on page 1?
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