Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Backlit Macro Pro" you say....: dltphoto

Recently a friend of mine watched an upload on the mytubo site and instantly reported the image as being mine since he noticed it as being my style, which I later found out to be "backlit macro pro"... hahahahah
 "my Style?"... I dont see it! I think he's mad!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas:dltphoto

Happy Christmas to everyone.
Feel free to download this as your desktop. its sized to 1920x1080.
Enjoy the BNL's Green Chritsmas

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mushrooms: dltphoto

Just Mushrooms. That's all. Carry on please.

November 2011, favourite shot: dltphoto

I have decided to post my one, and only one, favourite shot for each month. Its going to be tricky... here is my November 2011 pick.

its 1024x rez incase anyone wants to steal it for a desktop...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Serious Fog,dltfogo: dltphoto

Pretty wicked fog hung over Abbotsford a short time ago. Not quite the same view as normal!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Testing 123..Nikon Coolpix AW100: dltphoto: duncan turner

Some would say I am fairly fortunate since I am able to play with cameras old and new. Currently I have had the opportunity to use the new Nikon Coolpix AW100...

Below is a cropped version of the above image.... just so you can see the detail I see.

Seattle Images ( part 3) Samsung Galaxy S: dltphoto

Here are the last of my fav's from the recent Seattle trip from my Samsung Phone

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Camera vs Phone Camera: dltphoto

not really too much to compare against and not that anyone really cares...even I will admit that the phone does well, considering its a phone and sometimes its all I have on me!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Seattle Images, part 2 ( Digital, Sigma DP1s) : dltphoto

Here are some shots from my stunningly slow Sigma DP1s, did I mention it was slow? Now considering renaming it to "sloth" instead of  "the stigma".Its really too bad as the image quality and design of the camera is quite nice. If it wasn't as slow as the first digital camera that was ever made it would for sure be one of my favourites...

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Seattle Images (film, Nikon F100): dltphoto

This trip was all about me getting to watch, for the first time live in an official regular season game, my Washington Redskins playing against the somewhat local Seattle Seahawks. Oddly, this weekend had so much going on... such as the CFL Grey Cup which featured our unbelievable BC Lions (eventual winners) playing against a decent Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Black Friday ( America's Biggest shopping day of the year), American Thanksgiving, Seattle Marathon, Seattle Tree Lighting ceremony and a bunch of other minor happenings! Wow... we never expected all of that!
Anyways I finally caught a break in Seattle and had some pretty decent weather to get out and shoot a little. I had a brief run-in with the Seattle Police Dept which saw me sitting on the front of a Police car whilst they checked me out....ooooop's but I had done nothing wrong, I just happened to be taking pics outside of the police dept ( unknown to me), they were just being overly cautious!
Anyways, enough with the waffling... picture time!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Photoclub Submissions, December 2011: dltphoto

For this months submissions I chose to enter two actual prints instead of the digital file, since I work in Lens & Shutter and I have all these printing capabilities.
My first  print into the Film Category was a sweet little shot I did on my Agfa Isolette 1 ( 1952 camera), using a Kodak E100VS slide film cross-processed in colour development for more interesting contrast and colouration. I happened to catch a scene just up on the top of my street. Since the camera has no metering system I winged the exposure and pretty much nailed what I wanted!

"hands down"
I thought it an interesting composition although originally it is a square format since the Agfa uses 120 (medium format) film.... I cropped it to a more workable 11x14 for the more common 11x14 mattes that I have. I was expecting this to score poorly but apparently I got a middle of the road 7.

My second printed image was a autumn shot I just snapped with my Nikon D200 and my 70-200 2.8 VR on my drive home one day. The trees on the street were wild with colours. I cant pass up an opportunity like that. Usually people would tend to shoot the tree from a distance with a wider lens, this time I wondered under the trees looking upward hoping to catch some more unique angles and colours from a different direction.... clearly this was my downfall!!!
"Autumnal Rainbow"
Now I haven't quite gotten used to naming my images yet....and I dont think I ever will. Apparently it makes a big difference for scoring with the Judges or at least it can do. Maybe I titled this one poorly since I only got a lowly 6 ( which your pretty much guaranteed to get for just turning up). Since I couldn't be at the club that evening due to parenting responsibilities I didn't get the chance to find out why it scored so poorly. I thought it one of my better submissions so far!

So what I have learned so far about submitting prints for a competition? Not a heck of alot. So far my best scored image has been a shot right out of the camera, time invested workmanship hasn't gained me a lot extra and the technical ability of being able to use a 1952 camera successfully hasn't really paid off either. Back to the drawing board  for me.

As I suggested before, don't ever be discouraged by what another person thinks of your images, after all they no nothing about the story behind the image or maybe they lack the artistic ability to understand the shot you have created. I personally really like both shots, composition of both for me are great and both have eye-catching points within the image. I thought the colour popping of the autumn shot would have been more well received.

Next months submissions should be interesting!!


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