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Forum: Photographic Technique 06-01-2011, 09:34 PM  
Capturing a golf club hitting a golf ball
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 36
Views: 10,010
By doing some rough calculations, I found that the distance traveled by the club head in a 1/6000s shot is equal to (100*1.6/3.6 m/s) / 6000*1/s =0.74cm.

This isn't a whole lot, but depending on how close you are, some movement blur may be induced.

I'm no strobist, but what I imagine would help is using a flash. Using whatever function allowing for light from background in addition to the now "frozen" club, I would imagine should do the trick. If you search a bit you'll find the function I mean, not sure if it's slow curtain sync or trailing curtain or whatever.

Good luck!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-08-2011, 12:22 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 17,326
Views: 1,168,037
Here's a couple of my monochrome shots. First one's from NY, while the second is from Norway.




Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-06-2011, 04:58 PM  
Other Challenge +Show us your bokeh+
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 4,919
Views: 419,757
Perhaps a more movement-induced bokeh than common, but bokeh nevertheless?

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Pick up, Trinity. by PhotoSven, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-05-2011, 10:38 PM  
K5 for $1199...do you think this site is legit? I'm thinking of buying it.
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 40
Views: 9,043
Keep us posted on what you decide, looks like a tempting deal if it's all good!
Forum: Photo Critique 05-02-2011, 08:49 PM  
Landscape More Norwegian B/W
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Thank you, Steve! This is a crop, and a quite "large" one too, as you can imagine. Can't wait to get back there this summer and experiment some more, and this time with a larger resolution sensor, allowing for a better crop, hopefully!

My wish for my next picture from this place is that there will be a lightning bolt strike into the ocean in the middle of the ocean to the right, but that's probably getting my hopes up.. :)
Forum: Photo Critique 05-01-2011, 11:43 AM  
Landscape More Norwegian B/W
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
I've been sifting through some of my older pictures, and realizing that some of them were not so bad, they just needed some help in photoshop.

With this one I was going for a typical "before the storm"-look. How do you like the atmoshphere? What does it tell you?

Sven

Forum: Photo Critique 04-25-2011, 03:31 PM  
Cityscape Black and/or white
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 1
Views: 1,436
I got inspired by a photo I saw on Flickr to try a BW mod of a picture I took during spring break. I am looking for general critique, and especially if converting into bw adds anything to it or not. This is a crop. Should I have kept more of the sides?







Edit; So I've been tinkering more with the picture, and came up with this bw. Better/worse?





The last picture is a similar one from NY. I thought it covered much the same area, so I would appreciate to hear what you think of it too. Maybe I should have chosen foreground focus instead? Does the closest building draw too much attention to itself?



Thanks!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-25-2011, 02:34 PM  
Macro Lady bug action
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Went out again to get some more "action" shots, unfortunately, they seem to be satisfied for this year. I did, however, get a picture of a guy who's been partying hard, and is now probably regretting just that.

"The Veteran"


"Hungover"
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-25-2011, 09:12 AM  
Nature Birds
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 19
Views: 2,729
Great captures, especially the Heron is great!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-24-2011, 08:31 PM  
Macro Yeatzee's macros: various flies for you
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
How on earth did you manage to do that stacking hand-held?

Love no 1!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-24-2011, 06:56 PM  
Macro Lady bug action
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Eaglem; Spring it is, seemingly! It's strange to me, being Norwegian, where spring is a total transformation of the country, whereas here it's just an excuse for the bugs to get down and dirty (the weather is pretty much constant here in San Diego)..

Rupert; Those are some weird insects! Do you find them in the US?

I have a question for you guys when it comes to framing of these pictures; does it work? I sat for a pretty long time trying out different crops, but was undecided as to what was the best solution! Any input on that would be great.
Forum: Photo Critique 04-24-2011, 06:47 PM  
Cityscape Statue of Liberty
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Nice capture. Is it a crop? I'm asking because it seems a bit unsharp. You could also have stopped the lens down for better sharpness, as you had a very short exposure time.

I also get a feeling the image is a bit off on the angle, if you are familiar with the leveling tool in photoshop or the likes I would try to rotate the image a couple of degrees to the right.

I do like the boat in the lower right, but it seems it is a bit underexposed?

Hope you find these comments helpful :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-24-2011, 06:39 PM  
Nature Dispersion
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
I really like this photo! Now, this might just be me, but is really sharp? Very nice capture anyhow, don't get me wrong :)
Forum: Sold Items 04-24-2011, 03:02 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar 2X Macro Focusing TC PK/A (US)
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 2,367
Does anyone know how the outcome of coupling this with my vivtar series 1 105mm macro would be? Would it allow for actual magnification?
Forum: Photo Critique 04-22-2011, 05:03 PM  
Sports State Cup Soccer
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 6
Views: 2,263
Second everything that Ash said. The photos lack some "pop" to them, and I think you can fix that relatively easily by photoshopping.

I spent 30 seconds with it in photoshop now where I increased brightness overall, and selected the two girls to boost contrast, sharpen and brighten a bit more. Nothing advanced, give it a try :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-22-2011, 04:55 PM  
Macro Lady bug action
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Hi guys.

Went out again with my camera today, and lo and behold, these lady bugs were "doing it" on my rooftop! Felt like quite the perv, but they didn't seem to mind. I'm trying to better my pp skills, so feel free to criticise! :)





Some more captures can be seen on my Flickr; Flickr: PhotoSven's Photostream

Thanks for looking!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-22-2011, 04:48 PM  
Nature We Like To Share!
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 4
Views: 2,478
Nice capture! Did you consider cropping away "the thing" in the bottom right corner? Seems a bit distracting to me.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-21-2011, 11:19 AM  
Nature I found a hummingbird!
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
It's going to be really exciting watching the chickens grow up. It's quite a challenge getting good pictures from above, but I hope to get some without bothering the mother too much. I think I'll post a picture of where the nest is, it's really weird, being placed maybe 30cm from where the pathway to the apartment entrance is. Might not be very smart, this bird.. :)

Also, would appreciate comments on the post processing; could I sharpen it more, boost colours etc?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-20-2011, 09:30 PM  
Nature I found a hummingbird!
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Ever since I moved to the US I've been wanting to find a hummingbird to shoot. Unfortunately they aren't very abundant where I live, so I'd kinda given up on it. Great was then my please when I today realized there's a pretty little one nesting in a bush outside of my apartment entrance!

I didn't manage to get any in-flight pictures, but I tried a couple of portraits, and even got close enough for an "egg-shot" when he was away.

Thanks for looking!








The photos can also be seen on my Flickr photostream; Flickr: PhotoSven's Photostream
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-18-2011, 11:23 PM  
Night Playing in the setting sunlight
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Hi!

I went out to say goodbye to my trusty k200d (bought a K-7 used), and this is what it gave me.





I'm hungry for C&C, and if you're real nice, you'll check out my photo site and be real critical :cool: Svens Billedklekkeri

Thanks!
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-15-2011, 09:08 PM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 3,322
Views: 436,648
Those are stunning, Lisa! Especially the last one where you managed to keep the details in the bright light.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-12-2011, 06:56 PM  
Abstract non-mercury drops
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Will definitely try this! I have had fun playing with coloured water in a metallic container, fun stuff :)
Forum: Photo Critique 02-12-2011, 10:43 AM  
Cityscape California and Nevada
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Thanks for the comments!

I do agree in the sun being dominating, but seeing as I forgot my lens hood, it is limited what pp can do with it without looking bad.

Already lightened up the Bellagio quite a bit ( alot), but I'm defininately gonna try some more and see what happens.

I'm also going to play around more with #2. But regarding the HDR-look, do you find it ruining the picture in any way? I don't very often do HDRs, and I haven't come to terms with myself on how I like them yet.

Thanks again for the comments, they are much appreciated!
Forum: Photo Critique 02-11-2011, 07:26 PM  
Macro First macro attempts
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 7
Views: 2,336
Hey Nandystam! You're starting off with macro exactly the same way as I did! That lens should be a very good tool for learning : )

+2 to Jeff. The color of the rose seems to have lost its saturation due to overexposure.

Also, try playing around with depth of field, it is often the most efficient tool when doing macro. This is entirely subjective I think, but in my opinion you've focused on the "wrong" part of the rose in the last picture. My eyes are drawn towards the stilk, although it's the rose that's pretty.

A thing I find very neat for outdoor macro is an external flash. Using this you can get your motive in focus, and darkening the background a lot. I might be lying, but I think I used that setup in this shoot. Here I also used the same Vivitar as you're using. It's not in any way perfect, but it gives you a feel of how stuff looks with it.

I think you're off to a good start! Macro is a lot of fun, especially trying out new techniques etc! :)
Forum: Photo Critique 02-11-2011, 04:48 PM  
Cityscape California and Nevada
Posted By Svendinvenn
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Hey guys, I did some shots while I was in Vegas that I'd appreciate C&C on, especially regarding pp and framing of the picture. Regarding the fountain picture; I'm considering cropping away some of the bottom. The sunset picture is from La Jolla. It is a HDR-photo from 3 pictures, using 2ev bracketing. My main concern on this one is whether or not it's too dark? Could lighten it a bit, but I'm afraid to lose the "sunset-feeling".

You can check out some more pictures on my blog; Svens Billedklekkeri

Thanks!




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