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Full sun and heavy shade = clusterfuck lighting for me. Anyway, here's a snapshot of some dude playing the stick guitar. It's like an air guitar but you use a stick as a prop.

 

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5 hours ago, El Diablo said:

Full sun and heavy shade = clusterfuck lighting for me. Anyway, here's a snapshot of some dude playing the stick guitar. It's like an air guitar but you use a stick as a prop.

 

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Lefty stick, too. Must be playing Purple Haze.

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10 minutes ago, DougO said:

Lefty stick, too. Must be playing Purple Haze.

Might have been bass, couldn't really tell. So Sir Paul might be in play.

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I think that if I buy another lens it's going to be the Nikon 80-200 f2.8D ED. Old technology but they still make them brand new and they're about a third of the cost of their 70-200 VR lenses. I don't know that I'll ever need VR. Used they can be had for $500 or so. The new camera body that I bought a couple months back has a focusing motor so it opens up these older lenses to me. I kinda like that because I like money.

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Looking ahead for events to shoot it looks like the WPRA (Women's Pro Rodeo) is going to be held, in part, in the actual coliseum and not just in the shitty lighting of the show pavilion. Looking forward to this. I think the last thing I shot in there was maybe in June? Hopefully since then I've learned a bit and also have some faster lenses to shoot with so should get results that are better. Schedule shows though that the better lit arena is going to be used for barrel racing and the team roping in the shitty lighting. Wish it was the other way around, barrels just don't make for as good a photo op.

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On 10/11/2019 at 9:44 PM, Patricio Swayze said:

 

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standout. even better than the usual ones

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Oh yeah, I need more photography documentaries to watch. Suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Since you said more, what are the ones you have seen so I can watch them?

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Since you said more, what are the ones you have seen so I can watch them?


This isn’t a definitive list of what I have seen. There are moments where I consume a lot of documentaries and can’t recall all the titles. But here are most of them:

Finding Vivian Maier
Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (UT professor for a few years)
The Salt of the Earth
Everybody Street
Magnum Photos - The Changing of a Myth
Get the Picture
The War Reporter
Traveler
The Many Lives of William Klein
Eugene Richards (lecture from 2010 on YouTube) I really like his work.

I tend to enjoy documentaries about street photography and war photography (and photojournalism in general).

I don’t think I have seen “The Rich Have Their Own Photographers” yet, so I will watch that.

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I can't think of many photo docs I have seen, other than the one about the four guys who had photographed every Superbowl since the beginning, which was several years ago.

I know I have seen a few, but not recently or any that pop into mind. The Mapplethorpe doc that was on HBO a few years ago was somewhat interesting, especially if you like pictures of dicks.

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I can't think of many photo docs I have seen, other than the one about the four guys who had photographed every Superbowl since the beginning, which was several years ago.
I know I have seen a few, but not recently or any that pop into mind. The Mapplethorpe doc that was on HBO a few years ago was somewhat interesting, especially if you like pictures of dicks.

Hahahaha. I like how you qualified that.

By the way, I watched “The Rich Have Their Own Photographers” and very much enjoyed it. Some moving and powerful images as well as an interesting story of how Milton Rogovin became a photographer. I always enjoy hearing about the path acclaimed photographers take to get to where they ended up. One of the best was Tim Page’s story (I don’t think there is a documentary, but his book is a good read).

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Well, I went ahead and watched The Mapplethorpe documentary. And it was as advertised by Doug haha. But it was pretty interesting, even for me as someone or really into studio photography. I wonder how many photographers, alive or dead, have had a single photo sell for more than $100k. I’m almost there, I have sold one for $150 hahaha.

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Would watch the playlist on The Art of Photography's youtube channel. Gives good synopsis/breakdowns into various photographers.

I love the little short youtube video on Don Mccullin. Love that he is still rocking a Mamiya RZ 67 at 80+ years.

 

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I’ll look into that. I did see “McCullin”.

 

Also need to add one I saw a few years ago, In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter.

 

He made me not feel bad about sometimes using a telephoto lens for street photography.

 

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Would watch the playlist on The Art of Photography's youtube channel. Gives good synopsis/breakdowns into various photographers.
I love the little short youtube video on Don Mccullin. Love that he is still rocking a Mamiya RZ 67 at 80+ years.
 


Just finished this one. I thought it was fantastic. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Some recent stuff, some from this morning and yesterday evening, and my first peregrine falcon from Saturday.

 

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Yes, that is a band on the falcon's leg. Looks like it shows A8 on the visible side. From what I could find that is consistent with bandings of wild peregrines captured by biologists and released. It would be cool to know what the rest of it says so we could find out where it has been and how old it is and stuff.

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A couple shots from the Women's Pro Rodeo National Finals in Waco using @DougO 's loaner lens. High ISO but I thought they were okay. Still learning.

 

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Hoping for a camera upgrade for Xmas, will be listing my starter camera soon if anyone is interested. 
 

Sony Mirror-less A5000 w/2 lenses and small carrying case. Have the original box and instructions. 
 

lens one is 16-50mm OSS

lens 2 is a macro lens 2.8/16

only used a few times. 
 

$400

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Here’s a few amateur attempts at some DSOs. Need more exposure time on them but not too bad for first attempts on standard photo equipment (no telescopes or specific astro cameras, etc.).

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Thank you all for all the great posts in this thread.  Sometimes I sit down to Surly with a specific agenda of things to read and threads to catch up on.  After that if I'm not quite ready to get up and be productive yet, this is the thread I come too.  Great stuff you guys.  

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8 hours ago, Anton Chigurh said:

Here’s a few amateur attempts at some DSOs. Need more exposure time on them but not too bad for first attempts on standard photo equipment (no telescopes or specific astro cameras, etc.).

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Those are really nice, where were you? 

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Those are really nice, where were you? 

 

Thanks! I was in Terlingua Ranch. The whole Big Bend area is a Bortle 1 zone, so the darkest the skies can get to our eye. Best stargazing you will ever see.

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37 minutes ago, Anton Chigurh said:

 

Thanks! I was in Terlingua Ranch. The whole Big Bend area is a Bortle 1 zone, so the darkest the skies can get to our eye. Best stargazing you will ever see.

I was going to say that the moonless nights I saw at sea probably matched but then again there's reflection off of the water, even of just starlight. I had 20/10 vision at the time and could pick out Andromeda with my naked eye sometimes. Awe inspiring, regardless. 

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On 11/4/2019 at 7:46 PM, El Diablo said:

I was going to say that the moonless nights I saw at sea probably matched but then again there's reflection off of the water, even of just starlight. I had 20/10 vision at the time and could pick out Andromeda with my naked eye sometimes. Awe inspiring, regardless. 

Sailing back & forth across the Pacific in the late 1950s brought some spectacular stargazing from the fantail of a military transport ship. The evenings on the return trip were very pleasantly spent cuddled with a cute blonde - we were both 14.
No pics, but nice memories.

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Weather for nature photography has been challenging lately. Getting out when I can, but activity has been low, too. The osprey and last couple of deer photos are from this afternoon.

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A few film shots as well. These are on a Canon AE-1 P, 50mm 1.8, Velvia 100, and Tri-X 400. Velvia 100 is a bit hard to use in scenes with even a little bit of contrast, and a little too specialized for 135 format, IMO, and unfortunately is not nearly as good as 50 is. Would like to try Ektar 100 or maybe Provia or the new E100 stuff next time.

 

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I was messing around with the D7500 a few weeks back and set the ISO to 50K just to see what it would do. I think I had a hall light on adjacent to the room I was in and that was pretty much it for lighting. It was a bit like Blair Witch Project meets game cam. I was surprised at the level of light it could take a fairly decent photo in. Not sure how I'd ever use it but it was fun.

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