Sign In

Photography

Author
Time

Have some cool pictures you've taken?  Share them here!


Author
Time

Here are a few select pictures I've taken over the last couple years with my Nikon Coolpix L18.  It's a small point-and-shoot, but I make due.

You can view my whole album here.


Author
Time

Some pictures I took with the camera on my Chocolate Touch phone since I got it about a year ago.

You can view the whole album here.


Author
Time
 (Edited)

Really great pictures, R5! I especially love the third one in your OP.

I don't have a fancy camera or nothing, but my old smartphone had a faulty camera chip and would take these really interesting, strangely-colored pictures. I wish the phone hadn't completely died on me, because I'd still be taking pictures with it today. Here's a few.

 

 

 

 

 

Author
Time

^ wow looks like something out of "2001" !!

 

nice pics guys, I might upload something later on...

Author
Time
 (Edited)

asterisk8 said:

I especially love the third one in your OP.

Ah yes, it was the 4th of July at a local park/old military fort, and there were lightsabers as far as the eye could see..

Leonardo said:

^ wow looks like something out of "2001" !!

 

nice pics guys, I might upload something later on...

That's exactly what I was thinking!!!  Those are awesome.

And please do Leo, I love seeing other people's pictures and sharing ideas with them.  People can be so creative, so why not steal borrow from each other ;-)


Author
Time

Whats the easiest/fastest way to upload pics to share?

Author
Time

I just made that photobucket account yesterday and it was very fast and easy. And free.


Author
Time

RedFive said:

 Nikon Coolpix L18.  It's a small point-and-shoot, but I make due.

 

As a former semi-professional photographer (really more of a side job back in the early 80s), it's not the camera that makes the picture, it's the photographer.  Composition and knowing how to get it are what make the photograph. If you think a modern-day Nikon digital is making do, you need to take a look at the incredible work people are doing with Holgas and pinholes. 

That first picture of yours is interesting.  A great example of how composition makes the shot.  Too far over one way or the other, to close, too far, and you lose the tension. Too early or too late and you lose the color and contrast.  Not really sure about that effect, if it's added, but still an interesting piece.

These days I use a Nikon D40, and only retired my old Nikon FM2 about 5 years ago.  It's never been about the technology for me.

 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Power up those shields, Princess.

Author
Time

Anyone used a Holga? - I would love to get my hands on one.

I've got this friend who invests in high end cameras and in general he takes some good shots - BUT he's also the kind of guy who likes to HDR the hell out of things - pushing it way to far and defeating the purpose. And yeah, He things Orange / Teal looks pretty cool.

I've tried explaining the frustration to him - any advice?

 

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Johnny Ringo said:

I've got this friend who invests in high end cameras and in general he takes some good shots - BUT he's also the kind of guy who likes to HDR the hell out of things

I really don't care for HDR.  Mildly interesting the first few times I saw it,  but after a while everything looks the same. To me, it takes all the depth and emotion out of the piece, literally and figuratively.

I have a friend who shoots nearly everything HDR now.  Looking through her portfolio is like looking at a box of crayons - lots of color, not much else.

Oddly enough (considering we're a movie-based board), I see HDR as a very similar situation to the over-use of CGI or shaky-cam in films.  As a tool to help convey a message within a scene it's fine.  When it becomes an obsession with a film maker i.e. Lucas or Greengrass, it takes the place of content, emotion, and story.

I don't think there is any advice for HDR lovers.  I think they're looking for something else out of a photograph.  Whatever it is, depth and mystery aren't part of it because HDR does away with all that.
[/rant]

Regarding finding a Holga, I thought they were still being made but I may be wrong.

*edit*

You can get them on Amazon for about 30 bucks.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Power up those shields, Princess.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

I took this in a haphazard way when I first got the camera, just testing it out. I really like it, though I have no idea why.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

These are all thumbnails, click to enlarge

Not really photos that I would call cool, just some random stuff that was in front of the camera lens and didn't happen to be me or one of my relatives.  

 

for some reason I must have thought this sticky licorice was really neat

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

ahhh now this is interesting,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_March_29,_2006

I don't remember if it was just partial over here.

I took some photos with the aid of a floppy disk:

Photobucket

Photobucket

 

random stuff

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

PhotobucketPhotobucket

 

 

 PhotobucketPhotobucket

 

Photobucket

 

PhotobucketPhotobucket

Author
Time

Some photos I've uploaded for Google Earth:

 

And, one of my personal favourites (mainly because I managed to capture a clear blue sky in Scotland):

“It’s a lot of fun… it’s a lot of fun to watch Star Wars.” – Bill Moyers

Author
Time

Awesome pictures corellian!

From when I went to South Africa a couple years ago:

PM me if you want one that isn't all small and smashed.

Author
Time

Bingowings said:

What fugitive from an H.P. Lovecraft short story am I looking at here?