Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.
Another, this one I'm quite fond of for (I think) obvious reasons:
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There a lot of these online today. Most of them are way better than mine. One of these days I have to invest in a real tripod and a better lens. One of these days. At any rate, here's my total lunar eclipse from last night. That was a long, cold, windy couple of hours on my roof at 2:00am, but well worth it to see the event unfold in person.
That's pretty freakin epic, monkey!
It was completely clouded over here last night, unfortunately
That's awesome Monkey. While i was made aware of it, it wasn't visible in the UK as it was 7am, but i did catch a glimpse of it in the morning light.
Fantastic concept supermonkey, pity about the last two. Camera/tripod shake or exposure too long?
It was a combination of both. My lens didn't allow me to get very close, so to get a good exposure of the dark red moon without losing too much detail to noise I ended up using a low ISO and dragging out the shutter. If I recall the exposure for the last frame was something around 30 seconds. I've never invested in a quality tripod - the one I have is a cheap plastic one from a discount store. Even though I had weighed it down with a bag full of water bottles, there was still enough shake to ruin the long exposures.
In hindsight, some of the shake is probably due to the mirror moving up prior to the shutter firing. There are a couple of ways to mitigate this, and it's something I'll think about for the next time. It also just occurred to me that a 30 second exposure of the moon may cause some blur due to the moon's movement. Astrophotography isn't something I've ever done, so it's all a learning experience for me.
It was nice to be doing night photography again. The last time I really did this was back in college, and I had a black sheet over my head while gazing through a 4x5 view camera. Apparently my skills are bit rusty.
Something from Easter Sunday, no, it's not actually related to Easter at all...
Anne in the dunes by JazzXP, on Flickr
Always glad to see your name as the latest post in this thread, jazz
That makes two of us
I'll third that
Haha, thanks for the love guys! There'll be plenty more of this girl to come! So many great pics from the shoot. I think we shot four sets, and even quite a bit of variety within those.
Hey Jazz, I was wondering something...
I've noticed in your shoots you prefer a certain "tarty" look (Is that even a word?). A lot of your models have lots of tattoos, piercings, and wear a lot of heavy makeup. Is this down to your preference? Model preference? Where the market is?
I noticed it especially on this one which is a very natural shoot, except from the heavy eye makeup. Just curious...
I wouldn't say tarty, they're more alternative/suicide style with the tattoos, piercings etc. I'm also interested to know the reason for it
It's actually just an area I've fallen into more than anything. Melbourne has a very strong Alternative scene. Unfortunately they're all broke, so no money to be made there, so I'm trying to move towards more regular models.
In this one the heavy makeup was just something the Makeup Artist did for this shoot (which was done before I even arrived at the model's house). I probably would have preferred something a bit more natural for a shoot like this, but some of the other stuff we shot, the heavier makeup works perfectly.
Army Strong by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Smoking Sarang by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Smoke on! by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Peacock by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Nose Down by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Vityazi by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Brakes by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Point-n-click by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Shoot the 'chute by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Il-76MD RA-76713 by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Dassault Rafale B 331 / 113-IF by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Avro/HAL HS748 H2179 by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
I think there's a bit of something in there for just about everyone!
So this was taken quite a while back (January), but it was meant for publication. Unfortunately due to a mix up (publisher's end), that's not happening anymore, so we (Samii and myself) have decided to just release the set publicly because it's been killing us both sitting on them!
Samii on the boardwalk by JazzXP, on Flickr
Last few mornings have been rather beautiful- misty + 'the golden hour' makes for very atmospheric pictures
Here's a few I took the other day whilst having a break from revision.
Any comments/tip/critic welcome
First by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
Biz-ness Class by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
A6-EES Emirates Airbus A380-800 by Angad Singh | Zone 5 Aviation, on Flickr
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EK. It's what's for breakfast.
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