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Epic storm a couple days ago

Canon 550D, Canon 70-200 F4 IS @70mm at F4, 1/6 seconds, ISO 1600. Added a little contrast and dialed down on the highlights to reveal more cloud detail.

Used Magic Lantern's exposure change detection for the shot itself.


  • Very dramatic. This would make a great backdrop for some digital art. Some Hellboy style tentacles reaching out of another dimension perhaps! Oct 8, 2012 at 7:18
  • very beautiful!
    – B Faley
    Oct 8, 2012 at 16:13
  • Cheers, it was an insane storm. 20-30 strikes per minute at peak. I was half expecting to see Mumra appear in the clouds. Oct 8, 2012 at 20:49

Flying Sunset

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Taken out the window of a plane, flying from Sydney to Brisbane, Australia.

Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal length: 21mm (35mm equiv.: 33.6mm)
Aperture: F/3.5
Shutter: 1/6 sec
ISO: 100



Dupont Circle Metro Escalators

Escalators seen from the bottom of the Dupont Circle metro station in Washington, D.C.

Hand held, available light. 24mm, f/2.8, 1/40 and ISO 800. Curves, dodge and burn in Aperture. No HDR.

  • 2
    I don't think I've seen a photo of yours that doesn't involve a tunnel. Freud would have a field day. Nice shot though ;) Oct 3, 2012 at 12:29
  • Ha! Well, my last three entries didn't. But you're right, I do have a lot of tunnel photos too :-)
    – user2559
    Oct 4, 2012 at 21:12
  • @Kim - another good one! +1 Oct 9, 2012 at 12:30

Licking Crumbs

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A black-capped chickadee, licking the last few crumbs still on its beak, eyes a nearby feeder as it prepares to snatch another seed!

Canon 7D w/ 600mm lens
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS + EF 2x TC III

1/250s @ f/5.6
ISO 1600
EC +2/3 EV


What Are You Looking At?

What are you looking at?

Red-Veined Darter Dragonfly peeping at the camera.

Nikkor 105mm ƒ2.8 Micro @ ƒ5.6 1/400s ISO 200 on Nikon D5000.

Larger version here.


Fall Colours in the Squaw Bay

Fall Colours in the Squaw Bay





Stove in the naval fortress at Drottningskär

Hand held, available light.
Date: 2012-07-18
Place: Aspö, Sweden
Exposure: 1/50 s, f/4.0, ISO 320, 41mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D mk II
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM



Cloudy Day at the Cottage

Cloudy Day at the Cottage

Nikon D90 w/18-105mm at 18mm, ISO 200, F/13, 1/640s

Larger version here


Color Spark

Spark of colors. Larger here.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

ISO 800 - F/5.6 - 1/6s

Focal-length somewhere between 14 and 42mm :) EXIF says 21mm


Frog in my garden. Canon eos 400d, canon 28-135mm IS USM lens

Frog in my garden


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