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Indeed. Every time I seem to have something new to post, Don shows up with a link and I have to wait a week to let his photos die down a bit before showing my sorry excuse for images......

Actually, we were getting about 45 free movie channels over the weekend on the satellite, thus I have quite a few movies recorded on the DVR to watch. So, I haven't had much time to look at my most recent photos. Also, have some family photos to go through and distribute in email to the various family members that's taking my time away from my personal "for fun" photos.



Edit: And a little photography funny that I just read elsewhere.....

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, "Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon."

Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. "Good morning, Ma'am", he said, "I've come to..."

"Oh, no need to explain," Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, "I've been expecting you."

"Have you really?" said the photographer. "Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?"

"Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat".

After a moment she asked, blushing, "Well, where do we start?"

"Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is fun. You can really spread out there."

"Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and me!"

"Well, Ma'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results."

"My, that's a lot!", gasped Mrs. Smith.

"Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be In and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that."

"Don't I know it," said Mrs. Smith quietly.

The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. "This was done on the top of a bus," he said.

"Oh, my God!" Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.

"And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with."

"She was difficult?" asked Mrs. Smith.

"Yes, I'm afraid so. I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look"

"Four and five deep?" said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement.

"Yes", the photographer replied. "And for more than three hours, too. The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in."

Mrs. Smith leaned forward. "Do you mean they actually chewed on your, uh...equipment?"

"It's true, Ma'am, yes.. Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away."

"Tripod?"

"Oh yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It's much too big to be held in the hand very long."

Mrs. Smith fainted.
It has been a long time since i've taken any photos that I felt are worth to be shared. I didn't have the time anmore to seriously "go outside and take pictures"... or didn't have the camera with me in the "wrong" moments. I think it's been almost a year since i've taken any decent photograph.

Now i finally got the chance to take a few shots again, on a two day business trip to morocco.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jibber
(the six latest shots are from morocco (click on "all sizes" to see the large version))

Taken with a D80 and an 18-200mm lens. In all six shots, I slightly changed the brightness and contrast with photoshop.
jibber: really liking 38 (the bird), awesome depth of field.
Quote from jibber :It has been a long time since i've taken any photos that I felt are worth to be shared. I didn't have the time anmore to seriously "go outside and take pictures"... or didn't have the camera with me in the "wrong" moments. I think it's been almost a year since i've taken any decent photograph.

Now i finally got the chance to take a few shots again, on a two day business trip to morocco.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jibber
(the six latest shots are from morocco (click on "all sizes" to see the large version))

Taken with a D80 and an 18-200mm lens. In all six shots, I slightly changed the brightness and contrast with photoshop.

Wow, Jibber. You need to pick up the camera more often! You have a fantastic eye for light and composition. Stunning work, both pages worth.

#26 is possibly the best flower shot I have seen yet in all the flower shots I have viewed since getting into this photography stuff, and that's a lot of flowers I've looked at in photography forums.
Thanks a lot!
A bunch of photos from Le Mans









There are more on my flickr page

The Xantia is mine :ashamed: :riceboy:
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Quote from Scrabby :Spook, nice shots there. The 2nd pic u did that with very low shuttertime? (me just wanna learn with my noob experiance)

That picture was taken with a shutter speed of 30sec at f32. The dots are where the cars were braking.
It's time for something small..
Fist is Saturn and then a Clow-worm (Lampyris noctiluca - Wiki). I though to spare you of out-of-focus pics, but this should give you some idea what it is. All taken with my random P&S camera.
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Quote from Don :bikes, for a change:
http://don.vn.cz/photos/motokros_zasova/
...was actually first time i visited motocross with camera

You really do have a skill there m8 I was looking threw your collection and i must say you have taken some really nice photos .

O hope you dont mind i stole one for my desktop picture (one with the civic in the trees on a S bend )
Here's some of my keepers from Shenandoah.

http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2617573740/
http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2617459172/
http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2617344868/

And some bonus Doggy shots

http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2612517519/
http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2614070687/
http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2609211210/

A bird

http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2581792582/

And a snake for good measure.

http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2595964607/

Oh and some fun with an LED flashlight and BULB mode.

http://flickr.com/photos/stregone/2609331314/

I just got a 40D the other day. Can't wait to get some pics with it. I love how it fits in my hand comfortably without the need for a battery grip. Looking at my xti next to it the xti looks like a tiny point and shoot. 6.5fps sounds like a machine gun!
What does everyone prefer? images within the post, as long as they are not too big? (I resize down to 600 on the long side for the net) Or do you all prefer links?

Personally, I prefer images sized down and posted directly in the post, but was just wondering other's opinions......


I mentioned a while back of going to the RC air show. The wife came with me this time, mostly to whisk the 4 year old away and back home since she starts to whine and cry after a very short period to go home any time we go somewhere. So, after showing up, seeing one plane fly, grabbing some of their burgers and hot dogs for lunch that they sell there, the wife wants to go shopping. Have fun, I say to the 2 of them. But, she kidnaps the 7 yr old and talks her into going shopping!!!!!!! Man, I was ticked as this has been Lauren and my thing every year to go see the RC show.

Oh well.... I only got 2 good shots for the short time we were there.






So, a few weeks ago, we visited an old flour mill. It's pretty cool.....













Some astonishing fotos here! Respect!

Here are some of my racing photos All on the mighty Nürburgring Nordschleife

1. Corvette C6SP
2. BMW Z4 M Coupe / Porsche 996GT3MR
3. Lamborghini Gallardo
4. BMW 320d
5. Ferrari F430
6. Lamborghini Gallardo
7. Marcel Tiemann & Timo Bernhard (Porsche Manufacturer Drivers)
8. Ferrari F430
9. Opel Astra DTM
10. Ferrari F430
11. BMW Z4 M Coupe
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I've been pretty hectic the last week or two and haven't had many opportunities to get out and about. I headed up to Edinburgh a few days ago to drop something off and decided to go gently down the coast road on the way back. Unfortunately, not every wonderful view makes for a perfect photo, so I didn't come back with many photos worth sharing. Here are a few I've picked off on the rare occasions I've had time to go anywhere recently!
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Brilliant photo's Sam! Were you using any filters?
Thank ye kindly, sir! Yeah, for the photos by Malham (limestone outcrops), I used a graduated neutral density filter to prevent the sky getting completely bleached out. It was a really harsh, bright day. Usually I refuse to entertain the idea of using filters, but on this occasion it seemed like the only way to get anything like what I was seeing into the camera!
Quote from SamH :Thank ye kindly, sir! Yeah, for the photos by Malham (limestone outcrops), I used a graduated neutral density filter to prevent the sky getting completely bleached out. It was a really harsh, bright day. Usually I refuse to entertain the idea of using filters, but on this occasion it seemed like the only way to get anything like what I was seeing into the camera!

I love my ND Grad, I even used it for a set of outdoor portraits and they came out brilliant compared to if I hadn't used one.

Nice shots sir.
I'm still itiching for a new camera so badly. Being broke is rather inconvenient, ha. I tried to get out on friday, which didn't go so well. By the time I got to where I was going it was brutally humid, and my dumbass didn't bring any water. Needless to say, I didn't take many shots.

It was sort of reliving my youth, I used to live right by here when I was kid and would always be there. I thought it'd be fun to go back and take some pictures and see how things have changed.

http://mattmosh.com/wp-content/gallery/millvale/DSCF6641.jpg
http://mattmosh.com/wp-content/gallery/millvale/DSCF6619.jpg
http://mattmosh.com/wp-content/gallery/millvale/DSCF6634.jpg

I don't think this one is good, but I swear I see a face in that rock. Thats why I took it, and almost fell in the water stand funny on some slippery rocks to do it.

http://mattmosh.com/wp-content/gallery/millvale/DSCF6635.jpg
http://mattmosh.com/wp-content/gallery/millvale/DSCF6640.jpg

I prefer old grave stones to people.

http://mattmosh.com/wp-content/gallery/walnut/DSCF6618.jpg
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EDIT: SamH, that last shot is amazing.
Quote from SamH :Usually I refuse to entertain the idea of using filters, but on this occasion it seemed like the only way to get anything like what I was seeing into the camera!

Doing it in camera > doing it in photoshop.

Here's a few snaps from a couple of weeks ago when I went to Durham Botanical gardens. Nothing serious or requiring a lot of effort, I had no tripod or anything and it was far windier than would be ideal.

All shot with A700 and Tamron 90mm.









Those look great Strobe.

Makes me jealous and wanting a new camera badly.

I took a bunch of pictures the last day of the Summer Nationals. They all have a light unsharpen mask to cut down on the crummyness of an 8 year old camera.

I took a bunch with a warming filter in B&W and all but 2 looked awful. I was let down by that, but I got a bunch of shots I liked.

Heres a couple samples.





http://mattmosh.com/?page_id=20
All you n00bs with your expensive SLR's...

Point n' Shoots can still churn out some good images...

(wholly un-edited pics, btw - the backgrounds look gorgeous and I have NO idea why...)

Think i'll try to take some more pictures tomorrow - expect to see all my mad skillz come out in "auto" mode, y0!
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