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11-08-2015, 05:47 AM - 1 Like   #4981
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Way out west, at what was hoped to become a town. I think this was originally a RR box car (Union Pacific)

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The sun also rises

It is 7:30 a.m. in Ohio. The temperature is below freezing. Frost is on the fields. There are no clouds. The sun also rises. K-3 and 31 mm ltd at f 11.
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I would love to take a shot like that, but I never wake up early enough.

As much as I work to improve my technique, I've found that some of the best shots have little to do with knowing what you're doing and everything to do with being in the right place at the right time. It definitely helps if you know where that place and time will be and can make it there with you camera in hand.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TheOneAndOnlyJH Quote
I would love to take a shot like that, but I never wake up early enough.

As much as I work to improve my technique, I've found that some of the best shots have little to do with knowing what you're doing and everything to do with being in the right place at the right time. It definitely helps if you know where that place and time will be and can make it there with you camera in hand.
You are correct. This is looking out my front door so no great sacrifice was involved in getting there!
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QuoteOriginally posted by TheOneAndOnlyJH Quote
I would love to take a shot like that, but I never wake up early enough.

As much as I work to improve my technique, I've found that some of the best shots have little to do with knowing what you're doing and everything to do with being in the right place at the right time. It definitely helps if you know where that place and time will be and can make it there with you camera in hand.


Most important is to have your camera always with you. As a guy who spends quite a lot of time in the car, I can tell you that I saw several times a really delightful scenery, but had no camera aboard... and so I tried to revisit the place again and again.... but for nothing. Technique is important (no doubt), but more important is "genius loci", THE light and a near-hand camera. That's what I think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zzeitg Quote
Most important is to have your camera always with you. As a guy who spends quite a lot of time in the car, I can tell you that I saw several times a really delightful scenery, but had no camera aboard... and so I tried to revisit the place again and again.... but for nothing. Technique is important (no doubt), but more important is "genius loci", THE light and a near-hand camera. That's what I think.
Way back, I purchased and carried to and from work a Rollei 35 specifically so I would not miss an ephemeral photo-op. But week after week, and month after month I never used it, so I stopped carrying it along. Needless to say a once-in-lifetime presented itself with no camera available: a spectacular morning sun-pillar, more distinct and colorful than any I've ever seen in a photograph.


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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Way back, I purchased and carried with to and from work a Rollei 35 specifically so I would not miss an ephemeral photo-op. But week after week, and month after month I never used it, so I stopped carrying it along. Needless to say a once-in-lifetime presented itself with no camera available: a spectacular morning sun-pillar, more distinct and colorful than any I've ever seen in a photograph.
Reminds me of once when I was coming home from my GFs and an oil tanker had turned on its side and burst into flames on the highway near an overpass that was part of the bus route on the way home.. I pleaded with the bus driver to stop the bus, snapped off about 20 frames, and got home to discover I had no attached the film to the take up spool correctly. A direct result of being really cheap and wanting to get every possible extra frame. If the oil canister said 24, I wanted 25 so I was always cheating on making enough film was lock onto the sprockets.
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An attempt at birding with my DA 55-300mm WR. Not easy as these little suckers move quickly. Need to practice more...

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Handheld Macro with the Canon 500D Macro lens attached. Handheld macro isn't easy. Could have used a tripod.

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I find the worst little devils to try and catch are the smallest birds. In my back yard it is the nuthatches. They can zoom in, grab a sunflower seed and be back in their tree hiding it before I can even push the shutter release on a pre focused camera. :O
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Lovely shots with great atmosphere and mood. Nice to see some pics from this particular lens. I've always thought about getting the 80-200 even though I'm generally more of prime kind of guy.
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I find the worst little devils to try and catch are the smallest birds. In my back yard it is the nuthatches. They can zoom in, grab a sunflower seed and be back in their tree hiding it before I can even push the shutter release on a pre focused camera. :O
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