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Member Since 01 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 13 2019 10:53 AM

#1862 Sunrises and Sunsets

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

Let's see some of yours.



I'll start...


#1847 FYI-Rechargable Batteries for Speedlights

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 01:35 PM

That's a nice set for $35 and free shipping. Thanks for the tip, I will be placing an order now.

Same here!!


Thanks for the heads up on this deal!!

#1804 Scott Kelby 2013 Photo Walk

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hmmmmm.   Not one in my area.   I may check into hosting one for next year though.

#1798 35mm or 50mm

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

I use the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and it's an awsome lens. Very sharp and fast AF. I've used it on both my 3100 and 7100. it's my go to lens when out walking in the city

I have this lens as well (on a D2Xs), and I absolutely love it.

#1796 Let's see your lightning pictures

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 10:24 AM

Had a lot of storms last month, so one night, I grabbed my camera and my tripod, and I posted up on the porch.    Caught some decent shots of God's fireworks.    Some of these were really close, and the thunder was so quick and so loud that I thought I may have soiled my drawers a couple of times.   Sure was fun though.


These were mostly 5-10 second exposures.























(After this shot, I decided to head back into the house.  This one was close.  And loud).


Mind you, there are not fantastic shots, but I was aiming to more capture the actual strikes and bolts.   Next it is to post up in a great spot with a good foreground during the next thunderstorm.  (If I can muster up the courage to do it.)



So let's see your lightning pictures.

#1789 Backing Up Your Images

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

I have mine backed up 3 times.   I copy the pics off of my CF onto the desktop.   I do most of my post processing work from there.   When I am done, I will copy all of the pre and post files to an external Lacie drive.   At some point, usually once a week, I will back all of that up again on yet another external Lacie drive.   That may be a bit excessive, but I am less likely to lose images (and a lot of work) as I have in the past due to a HD crash.

#1787 What Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS5

Posted by Thumper on 03 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

Another option is to use Lightroom as a plug in to convert your files you can then send them to finish off the edit in Photoshop the problem then vanishes as you bypass camera raw totally

This is what I usually do.   I shoot all of my shots in RAW, then load them into PS through Lightroom.

#1374 Share your most recent portrait...

Posted by Thumper on 02 October 2013 - 12:10 AM


#1371 Black and White captures the 'Soul' of the photo

Posted by Thumper on 02 October 2013 - 12:08 AM



#1240 A Few Zoo Pics

Posted by Thumper on 01 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

A few shots from a recent trip to the zoo.

Ringtailed Lemur
Nikon D2Xs
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6
1/250 sec
ISO 400

Tree Python
Nikon D2Xs
Nikkor 50mm
1/60 sec
ISO 200

The Clown
Nikon D2Xs
Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6
1.250 sec
ISO 400

Nikon D2Xs
Nikkor 55-300mm @ 300mm
ISO 400

Yellow Python

The Old Man
Nikon D2Xs
Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6
1/160 sec
ISO 400


#1211 Share your favorite long exposure photo...

Posted by Thumper on 01 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

That is a stunning shot!