What I'm Focussed On - Scavenger Hunt 2015

PrincessInOz

Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
Joined
Feb 8, 2010
Thanks @PrincessInOz!

That area is really dark and one of the more difficult places to shoot in terms of lighting. I didn't have a filter on the 14 - 24.

When shooting difficult lighting scenarios I always check my histogram. I try to find a balance between keeping shadow detail and avoiding blown out highlights. I'm slowly getting used to the camera sensor's capabilities, the metering system, and the histogram to determine which exposures I can work with.
I need to remember to check my histogram more often!!!
 
  • PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    These were taken in October 2014.

    Boardwalk*












    Disney (not from WDW or any Disney property) [So WRONG!!]

     

    PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    Relaxing in Hammock



    (taken using an iPhone, and the location I used for shooting the hummingbird in the next shot)





    Hummingbird Feeding**



    ISO 2000, f/4, 1/1600 sec, 200 mm
     
  • PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    And for light entertainment......



    Arlington “Cemetary” – West Coast version










    princess::upsidedow
     
  • nordkin

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 22, 2005
    I lurk a lot and thought I would participate again. These were all taken during our trip to Florida and the Everglades in March of this year.

    Parrot



    Butterfly



    National Park Sign



    Orchid



    Eagle - not very good, spotted it while driving and quickly pulled over. It flew away as soon as took the photo.



    Turtle



    Owl



    Dragonfly



    Sunset over Key West



    Airplane



    Underwater



    Lighthouse



    Island - Dry Tortugas National Park



    Taken from Inside Airplane



    Boating - from inside one boat taking a photo of another watching the dolphins



    Birds Nest

     

    PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    @nordkin - Welcome to the Hunt! Glad you de-lurked to come play with us.
    That's a great story to go with the Eagle shot.
     

    PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    The Melbourne International Jazz Festival


    It's Melbourne International Jazz Festival time! We normally go see a couple or three performances but this year, it's boiled down to just one. Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are one of the headline acts this year; and we couldn't resist.

    Welcome to the refurbished Hamer Hall. No pictures or video is allowed; and I got this picture in before they made the announcement. Yeah. It's a technicality...but I'm sticking with it.





    I've realised that I completely suck at taking pictures with the smart phone!!! It's probably more correct to blame me.....than blame the phone camera, right? Still.....here are the Celebrities.


    At the END of the show, everyone had their phone cameras out. Who am I to argue? It was a fantastic show that these two 70-something year olds put on. The double grand pianos and the double keyboard synthesizers were played masterfully!







    I've been asked what I enjoyed about this concert a number of times. I have to say the thing that I will remember most is the joy these two friends showed in playing together and jamming with each other. It was relaxed and the music was food for the ears.







    More Celebrity spotting! Before the concert, we had dinner at the Melbourne Southbank precinct where the Concert halls are. Not that I listen to his music, but when a group of 5 sat down at the table next to ours, I knew I recognised his face. This is Walter Smith III. He and his quintet were playing at another jazz venue on Saturday night. They were also eating dinner before heading to the Chick Corea concert. I've worked out that my i-phone is terrible in low light!








    I also took a walk in the city last night and caught some free performances at Federation Square.








    Guitarist








    Jazzy









    princess::upsidedow

     

    SuperDave531

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 21, 2015
    The Melbourne International Jazz Festival


    It's Melbourne International Jazz Festival time! We normally go see a couple or three performances but this year, it's boiled down to just one. Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are one of the headline acts this year; and we couldn't resist.

    Welcome to the refurbished Hamer Hall. No pictures or video is allowed; and I got this picture in before they made the announcement. Yeah. It's a technicality...but I'm sticking with it.





    I've realised that I completely suck at taking pictures with the smart phone!!! It's probably more correct to blame me.....than blame the phone camera, right? Still.....here are the Celebrities.


    At the END of the show, everyone had their phone cameras out. Who am I to argue? It was a fantastic show that these two 70-something year olds put on. The double grand pianos and the double keyboard synthesizers were played masterfully!







    I've been asked what I enjoyed about this concert a number of times. I have to say the thing that I will remember most is the joy these two friends showed in playing together and jamming with each other. It was relaxed and the music was food for the ears.







    More Celebrity spotting! Before the concert, we had dinner at the Melbourne Southbank precinct where the Concert halls are. Not that I listen to his music, but when a group of 5 sat down at the table next to ours, I knew I recognised his face. This is Walter Smith III. He and his quintet were playing at another jazz venue on Saturday night. They were also eating dinner before heading to the Chick Corea concert. I've worked out that my i-phone is terrible in low light!








    I also took a walk in the city last night and caught some free performances at Federation Square.








    Guitarist








    Jazzy









    princess::upsidedow

    That's so awesome :) Being a career classically trained musician, I can appreciate the awesomeness of such an opportunity :)
     

    PythonFan888

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 8, 2011
    Garden
    The Walled English Garden. Chicago Botanic Garden. May 31, 2015

    ISO 100
    Focal Length 48mm
    Aperture f/5.6
    Exposure Time 0.005s (1/200)

    Orchid
    Vanda Siriporn Pink Orchid. Tropical Greenhouse. Chicago Botanic Garden. May 31, 2015

    ISO 160
    Focal Length 58mm
    Aperture f/5.6
    Exposure Time 0.01s (1/100)

    Bridge
    The Trellis Bridge. Chicago Botanic Garden. May 31, 2015

    ISO 100
    Focal Length 28mm
    Aperture f/5.6
    Exposure Time 0.005s (1/200)

    Zinnia
    Apricot Blush Zinnia. Chicago Botanic Garden. May 31, 2015

    ISO 200
    Focal Length 300mm
    Aperture f/5.6
    Exposure Time 0.0015s (1/640)
     

    tazdev3225

    <font color=darkorchid>I sucked my thumb up with t
    Joined
    Apr 2, 2008
    I am posting these first few even though they are slightly before January 2015. My DH and I went on our first cruise ever the week after Thanksgiving on the Disney Magic. These are from the cruise. All the photos were shot with a Nikon D5200

    Daybreak over Cocoa Beach
    03 by ,

    Sunrise with Horizon and Reflection



    Sunrise with Reflection, horizon and Pier



    Butterfly in Falmouth, Jamaica


    Daybreak/sunrise over Falmouth Jamaica



    Sunset with clouds
     

    Chernabog1940

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 24, 2013
    [Octogenarian] Nonagenarian
    25 December 2014

    My pix of a centenarian were taken last June.

    f5.6, 1/13, ISO-3200, 55mm
     
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