To get some of the newer members active, this challenge has only ONE rule. You must be a new member to the site, to post a pic. By new member I mean you have been on Nikonians less than a month and have less than 50 posts. It can be any pic, but this is a new member challenge only. For those veterans, I ask for no critisism or pics. Thanks, and good luck!
Aaron J. Heiner Team Coast Guard Photographer US Department of Homeland Security
I would like to welcome and say thanks to the newer members who have taken the time to post their images for this challenge. The internet and Nikonians.org continues to bring talented photographers as well as beginners together from all over the world. These are great times we live in, so take advantage of what we have to offer and visit our other forums, you may be surprized as to how friendly and helpful the other members can be.
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new F80. I'm sure you will get much enjoyment from such a fine camera.
For future reference, please try to keep your posted images to around 600 pixels to the longest side. This will help many of our members to view your pictures without scrolling the screen. I have a 17" monitor set at 1024 X 768 and your image is huge on my monitor. Also try to keep the image size down (KByte) so it doesn't take forever to load.
Here's one of my first experiments with night shots. It was totally dark that night except for the moon. The clouds were hanging in front of the moon and I tried to find out how long the shutter must remain open to record the scene.
It's a N80 with 50/1.8 and Kodak VC160 (which was left over from my first wedding assignment). I believe it was f1.8 @ 30 seconds.
awsome pic first guy! I like the clouds they complement the trees greatly and the trees are definite shapes which add a good solid look to the pic. and the second pic is nice too, it seems the bird is looking right into the lens eye to eye w/ u! I like...
Have a nice day, jebus christmas, NICK
How come nikonians are called nikonians? Wheres the Pentaxians at? Have a nice day, jebus christmas
I have just discovered 'Nikonians' and am delighted with the site. For the past few months using a Coolpix 995 has been another delight. Operating in auto mode is so easy that I have a long way to go in learning how to use all the options. After photographing with film for 55 years it is quite an experience. Since growing orchids is another hobby I offer you one of my first pictures with the 955. It is Potinara Esther Costa 'Orange Fantasy'. What a name but what a colour! Regards
I have not been a member too long, but I love reading all the tips and criticisms. It's one of the best ways to improve and learn! This was the grove behind my grandparents house. I thought it turned out pretty cool. Jodi
I just came across this site yesterday and immediately joined. I have been using my Coolpix 995 and this is a shot I took at the Orchid Show in NYC this past March. I prefer to use manual settings to get more experience with my picture making experience. This was shot in natural lighting at 1/30 sec with an aperture of 2.8.
Shot this at the ILA in Berlin last month. F80, Cosina 19-35, Provia 100F. Big advantage of a wideangle in a crowd is that you can get close enough to get the entire aircraft in the frame and still have no people in front of you.
You have posted some nice shots, however, 7 images is to many to comment on. May I suggest if you want someone to critigue your images you should post them in the "Critique and Technical Advice" forum. The "A Picture I Took" forum is more of a fun forum than a critique forum. (Hence the challenge) And you will have better luck if you only post one image at a time for a critigue.
I like the two people in the sunset and the boat in the sunset shots best.
Hey there--LordNikon Until I read your post I didn't realize that was exactly what I've been thinking. This stuff is great! -- I've only been at this since 1969-- and I wouldn't want to go head to head with a bunch of these in any contests. BTW-- I dissed you in the wedding forum. re:HELP --Tom
Shoot everything f/16 at a 100 and let the lab boys worry about it.
"Shoot everything f/16 at a 100 and let the lab boys worry about it."
"Nikonians membership - My most important photographic investment, after the camera."
I am new to the Nikonian group. The attached photo is of my son during a soccer tournament in Charleston S.C. I use a Nikon N8008 with a Sigma -300 zoom and A Nikon Pronea 6i with a Quantaray -300 zoom. I do not recall which I used for this photo. I am an avid youth soccer photographer, high school and club soccer.
Took this a long time ago on XP2, with, Unfortunately what was a 43-86mm Manual Focus. Yes, that was no typo; a 43-86mm. (Piece of !@#$%^$%^&*!!). Anyway, It's got some personal synchorinicities wrapped up into it. To me this image holds a lot of oh, blah blah Just look:
I had an old manual body from the "other manufacturer" , but really wanted to move to AF in order to keep up with my kids. Hence my move last year to the Nikon F80, which I am enjoying very much! Although I've been taking photographs for a while, I've only recently moved from taking snapshots to becoming a "serious photographer". At least that's what I tell my wife, since I had to drop some serious money on my new equipment.
Wasn't sure which pic to post, but I found this in my search for a Landscape nature pic for another thread. Wasn't sure if it fit, so I'll post it here.
This is a small dam & waterfall under a pedestrian bridge in Perth, Ontario. Taken Oct, 2001.
LOL.. If it's a challenge you want.. =) This is a pic I took some time back, when a friend of mine wrecked his car... The guy laughing is his little brother- he had just come home to discover the wreckage...
Both photos look pretty good to me. Don't be afraid to make your images larger. A good rule of thumb is to make the longest side of the image around 600 pixels. Also the server won't allow an image to be posted if the file size is larger than 70kb.
Camera: Nikon N65 Lens Info: Tamron AF28-200mm Super II Silver-Macro w/Lens Hood. Film Used: Fuji Reala 100 Tripod: Bogen Monopod Misc Info: I loved the colors and lines in this photo. Reminds me of a painting. Macro settings on the N65 with a Promaster UV and Tamron Lens Hood.
Hi all, hope this works, I haven't loaded a picture here before. This a picture of my son Nick shot on prom night. I am using an F100 with a SB-28 bounced out of an umbrella. The lense is a Nikon 85mm set at 2.8. Film is Fuji Reala.
My specialty is figure skating photography. I shoot local competitions, which typically take place in dimly lit rinks. Getting the lighting right, with various combos of HID lamps overhead and ice below, is challenging to say the least. This is my all time favorite, because it catches the move and the mood of the program perfectly. It is unfortunate that the hockey blueline got in the way, but it's tough to get perfection when shooting action. The subject, 16-year-old Felicia Beck, was a junior level national competitor last season. She and her family have become good friends of mine, which makes the photo all the more special.
Details: N90S, 180mm 2.8 AF Nikkor ED, Kodak Portra 800, f-2.8 at 1/200
Another favorite: National Champion Todd Eldredge, at the 2002 Nationals in Los Angeles. Since this competition is recorded for TV broadcast the lights are fairly strong, and the glare from the ice is tremendous.
N90S, 180mm 2.8 AF Nikkor ED, Kodak Portra 400VC, f-5.6 at 1/350
well I"m a couple days over my month but I havent posted too much, so here is my contribution. This was my first try at night photography, I have since bought a cable release and a N80...hopefully that will help them to come out better in the future..
hi Ive only been a member for a day, so here is my first tentative entry.Taken in Hollyrood park Edinburgh May last year with a borrowed long lens on my 801s and velvia film weather was very hazy , nofilters used.