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Last week's thread

  • So, if an image is posted here, does the community feel its open to critique as "I would think it would be better with [this minor change]" or should be it strictly voting? – rfusca Jan 18 '11 at 15:08
  • That was probably the wrong way to phrase that....not really "I think it would be better..." but rather critical discussion of the posted photo. – rfusca Jan 18 '11 at 15:16
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    @rfusca - It wouldn't bother me, I'm always happy to get suggestions for making something better. However, I don't know what the general sentiment is, so maybe worth asking on Meta generally. – John Cavan Jan 18 '11 at 15:35
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    @rfusca I would appreciate any critique. – Alejandro Jan 18 '11 at 15:37
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    What time on the 23rd does voting close? – Reid Jan 19 '11 at 1:16
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    I'm with Reid here; if we're going to state when the voting closes, it might as well be specific. – Evan Krall Jan 20 '11 at 9:13
  • I've thrown in a time, however after doing so, I realized that doesn't mean much given we all come from different time zones. Suffice it to say, people have the "whole day" to vote on the 23rd. Since we admins can't be around all the time, we'll lock the thread sometime after 12:00am Jan. 24th. – jrista Jan 23 '11 at 5:51
  • Regarding vote closing time, I figure we can either use server time or GMT. GMT may be easier, but less obvious than server time. – jrista Jan 23 '11 at 5:53
  • Hmmm, I suspect most of us don't know what time zone the server is in. I took the liberty of adding American EST, guessing that's the modal time zone for our users and moderators. – Reid Jan 23 '11 at 21:48

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This is not the usual flower/landscape/panorama shot :)

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It's called "Invaders" and it's part of a set of seven photos I took a few days ago in the EUR district of Rome, Italy. EUR dates back to 1930 and it's a good example of modern architecture but built using traditional limestone, tuff and marble.

  • +1 - whats the bending object on the right side of the frame though? – rfusca Jan 18 '11 at 17:56
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    rfusca: the belt of my camera :) joking, it's a street lamp! – Gabriele D'Antona Jan 18 '11 at 18:05
  • its a shame the photo from your set "rounded" wouldn't crop well for this site, i like it alot! – rfusca Jan 18 '11 at 21:36
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    This is good, very good. – BBischof Jan 18 '11 at 23:33
  • thanks, you are kind. – Gabriele D'Antona Jan 19 '11 at 0:12
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    +1 I really like this shot, but I agree with rfusca, "rounded" is very eye catching. – John Cavan Jan 20 '11 at 23:00
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    +1 for something other than the usual flower/landscape/panorama! The whole series is great! This one, 'rounded,' and 'the dark mansion' are all especially strong to me. Nicely done! – Jay Lance Photography Jan 21 '11 at 2:02

A simple one: I call it Refreshing

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Also here

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    I really like the shot, but if you don't mind some suggestions, I'd recommend that you move the flower to the right side of the image a bit more. Right now, it's too centered and doesn't feel quite as powerful as I think it could be. If the stems came out of the corner, leading into the flower, I think it would really grab attention. Just my take, but as I said, I like the shot, water drops on anything grab my attention. :) – John Cavan Jan 19 '11 at 4:28
  • @John Cavan All suggestions are welcome. I am kind of starting with Photography, so these suggestions would make me improve. Will edit the photo when I am home, and then post a link here. Thanks :-) – Nivas Jan 19 '11 at 6:03
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    My pleasure. I'm by no means a photographic guru, but sometimes an image catches my eye and then I think, "how would it be even better?" That's what happened here. – John Cavan Jan 20 '11 at 4:15
  • @John Cavan (I know I am late), a little better perhaps: flickr.com/photos/nivasr/5447586443? – Nivas Feb 15 '11 at 14:10
  • Nice, looks more dynamic to me, like the flower is entering into the scene. – John Cavan Feb 15 '11 at 14:25

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Macro Bee by Sergiu Bacioiu http://www.sergiubacioiu.com

  • Is that a Bee? It looks like a fly to me. Also, I wish the composition was a little different... the insect (whatever it is) seems fairly centered, which I think detracts from my ability to stay on the image. No vote (either direction) in current form; a crop might get you an up-vote from me. :) (I hope you don't mind the feedback!) – lindes Jan 20 '11 at 22:14
  • Great shot. How long do you wait to catch this type of action? – kacalapy Jan 21 '11 at 19:09
  • Do you wait or is there technique for getting macro shots like this? – kacalapy Jan 21 '11 at 19:40
  • @lindes this is the original composition flickr.com/photos/sergiu_bacioiu/4451183913 – Sergiu B Jan 22 '11 at 9:34
  • @kacalapy, you have to wait a bit, I saw a lot of action at a flower in my yard. after 50-60 shots I got this. – Sergiu B Jan 22 '11 at 9:35
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    @kacalapy, here flickr.com/photos/sergiu_bacioiu/sets/72157623029084997/with/… you can find some pictures from that day, all three pictures are made in almost one hour. – Sergiu B Jan 22 '11 at 9:37
  • @Sergui B - you don't happen to be trained as a ninja, do you? Cuz that would go a long way towards proving my answer...photo.stackexchange.com/questions/7422/… ;) Great shot btw. – rfusca Jan 22 '11 at 22:47
  • I used a tripod and one big softbox, remote trigger. I just moved from flower to flower :) – Sergiu B Jan 23 '11 at 14:06

City noir

1s, f/3.5, ISO 100, 18mm, EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6, Canon EOS 450D

Shot at night in Singapore.




A bit of spanish coast. La Herradura / Torre Caleta, May 2010.


I'm sure nobody wants to be reminded, but...

Winter Cushions

I called it "Winter Cushions" and a larger version is on Flickr


Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon

Layer upon layer of mountains full of cactus fading into the background


I took this one in southern Colorado (USA) from my car while overtaking the motorcycle (I was not driving at the moment!).

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A high resolution version is available here.

  • I wish I could see more of the cycle. – rfusca Jan 19 '11 at 4:46
  • This would be a great time for a longer shutter speed... the increased depth of field wouldn't even hurt anything, because the background would go all blurry from the motion... which would, I think, add a great deal to this. Even at 1/125th or so, I bet it would be pretty good, at highway speeds. at 1/30th or something? Yummy! (Though at that point you have to be careful and/or lucky to get the riders to still be still themselves.) – lindes Jan 20 '11 at 22:17
  • Totally agree. Unfortunately I took this one at 1/1250th :(, and obviously I didn't have the chance to take another one. – Alejandro Jan 20 '11 at 23:07

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"Must be a good book!"

A beautiful sunny day in Stanley Park, walking along the seawall.

Taken during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.


105mm F/5.6

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Just having fun,

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