The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:03 pm

Nice photo shots everyone. :)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:50 am

As above. :)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:43 pm

Nice pictures Jack!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Batty » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:31 pm

I do love pictures of snow. Everything looks so pretty and deceptive! ... Not a hint of the hidden dangers lurking underneath the White Blanket of Doom!!

This is the holly tree by the front gate.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:56 pm

That looks very pretty Batty, and not a little bit slippery. ;) :D

Over the past couple of days I've popped in and out of the garden to snap off a few pics.

Here are a couple of HDR attempts, which I still haven't quite got the hang of yet;

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And some more 'regular' style photos, mostly with the use of my macro lens;

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If the snow sticks around tomorrow, I'll try and get some better shots. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:02 pm

The yellow leaf's ones stand out, does the HDR stand for high defination resolution Penners.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Sorry, it stands for High Dynamic Range. Basically, you take two or more photos at different exposure levels and blend them together to provide a wider range of tones and contrast. It's very tricky to get it to look right, for instance, while the one of the garden looks about right for realism, there is a fairly obvious halo between the trees and the sky. I'm still trying to work on it because when it does work correctly, the effort becomes well worth while. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:25 pm

If you had not told me that I would not have noticed it. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:32 pm

:doh:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:50 pm

Very nice! :)

Did I mention it's 72 F here? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:03 pm

You said that with a big dollop of suntan oil Tony. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:46 am

Excellent pictures as always. I love that picture of your backyard Penfold, it looks postcard beautiful.

Never thought about what might lurk beneath the snow before. Has anyone got a picture of a snowflake close-up?

Some more holiday pics.
You see Goanna's quite a bit around National Parks picnic area's. That was as close as I was game to get.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Del » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:16 pm

LOOOOOOOOOOOVING the pics.

You do know hey Jenn that if you stand still around a goanna they run up your leg! Uh-huh.

Mind you if you jump up and down and scream and yell, they panic and rush at you and bite. :lol: :lol:

I had a mate called "Goanna" up north years ago. He used to get drunk and climb a tree and then go to sleep up there. :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:44 pm

:D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:43 pm

Looks like you had a lovely holiday Sister. Are the goannas aggressive at all, or do they leave you alone?

I regret not being able to take a photo of a snowflake since the ones falling here were not really large enough although I have been reading up on it and may try again next time if I can brave the cold long enough. :lol: However, the moon did poke its face out from the clouds long enough for me to get this;

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For those interested, it was photographed hand held with a 400mm lens (200mm with a 2x converter attached), aperture of f/5.6, shutter speed 1/1000 sec, ISO 200. Then it was cropped and sharpened up afterwards in Photoshop. :D
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