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aph1101
So, since we're all (well most of us) covered in snow, I thought I'd start a thread so we could share some photos of the lovely weather :D

I'll start with a couple:

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Snow%20-%20Dec%2009/IMG_3259.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Snow%20-%20Dec%2009/IMG_3253.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Snow%20-%20Dec%2009/IMG_3251.jpg[/img]

The rest of the album, if you're interested:[url="http://s652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Snow%20-%20Dec%2009/"]Clicky clicky[/url]
Michael P
laaaaaaaaaavely! i haven't taken any yet, there's no snow!
RickyBobby
Took one last night...but its on my phone...and not as good as yours so think i'll pass. Nice shots though, barely any snow here atm (Chester) :(
InstructorPiggy
I would if it had snowed here :angry: <_<
Michael P
[quote name='InstructorPiggy' post='55148' date='Dec 18 2009, 04:16 PM']I would if it had snowed here :angry: <_<[/quote]

Same! i'm guessing that you being in hereford is sort of, well, below stafford? same sorts of weather anyhow!
aph1101
Well, here in peterborough, we're covered in snow.. a good 3 or 4 inches here.... it's been snowing heavily pretty much all day here :)
InstructorPiggy
[quote name='Michael P' post='55152' date='Dec 18 2009, 04:28 PM']Same! i'm guessing that you being in hereford is sort of, well, below stafford? same sorts of weather anyhow![/quote]


no where near, bout 2hrs S/W of you,near the welsh border!!

google it...
Michael P
[quote name='InstructorPiggy' post='55155' date='Dec 18 2009, 04:35 PM']no where near, bout 2hrs S/W of you,near the welsh border!!

google it...[/quote]

I never claimed to be good at geography!
thesilverfox
Took a few snaps while trudging to pretend to do some work at the office.

[img]http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3643/img1301k.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9117/img1303x.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8641/img1309zs.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/736/img1319i.jpg[/img]

One from last night:

[img]http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5949/img1289a.jpg[/img]
aph1101
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55166' date='Dec 18 2009, 04:49 PM']Took a few snaps while trudging to pretend to do some work at the office.[/quote]

Some lovely shots there! Very sharp and nicely composed :D

What camera have you got?
Gazjs
Silverfox - that's very deep snow :o, dont think i have seen snow that deep around here ever :angry:
Chris Ecc
[quote name='RickyBobby' post='55140' date='Dec 18 2009, 03:49 PM']Took one last night...but its on my phone...and not as good as yours so think i'll pass. Nice shots though, barely any snow here atm (Chester) :([/quote]

Im in wrexham only few miles from Chester.... no snow either :(

Great shots them mate!
harweyko
Hopefully we`ll have more snow than in last year: [url="http://img442.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc02875q.jpg"]http://img442.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc02875q.jpg[/url] :ph34r:
WelshAde
no snow here in west wales, it never does, it is bloody freezing though
thesilverfox
[quote name='aph1101' post='55169' date='Dec 18 2009, 04:51 PM']Some lovely shots there! Very sharp and nicely composed :D

What camera have you got?[/quote]

A now very old 350D ... with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I got the 350D four and a half years ago now ... it's not that good really - it has aged badly.

It was mostly about 6 inches deep, but some parts were to my knees, as shown - a few spots were nearly waist deep in drifts!

Let me see if I can find a higher res copy around here. Don't know where I put the CF card now ... !
AndrewL
It's not snowy at all here. :( Saying that had I to leave the house this morning at half 6 and would have been a bit peed off with having to get the furry ice scraper out! Nice pics guys... by the way silver fox is that a Seat Leon?! :D
aph1101
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55185' date='Dec 18 2009, 05:10 PM']A now very old 350D ... with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I got the 350D four and a half years ago now ... it's not that good really - it has aged badly.

It was mostly about 6 inches deep, but some parts were to my knees, as shown - a few spots were nearly waist deep in drifts!

Let me see if I can find a higher res copy around here. Don't know where I put the CF card now ... ![/quote]

They are fab quality pictures regardless of the age of the camera! I'm guessing the lens is newer... I really ought to get myself a prime, the quality is way better than that of zoom lenses...
I've got a 450D with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and a 55-250mm IS f/4-5.6 and I absolutely love it... I got it for christmas last year and have barely put it down since :D
thesilverfox
Well, the lens is an old design - been around forever it seems. It's okay - still disappointed with the Canon compared to the Nikon (D80 especially - it's seriously good), but I'm fine for now I suppose. If there was another thread for photography, I've got far better shots than these - I rushed and didn't spend a great deal of time taking them. Plus, photographing a lot of white without the tripod is like suicide really. Just digging a better image .. lol.

Yes, the neighbour's TDI FR in 'that' yellow.

This first one looks like a c*ck and pair of balls ... at least it did to me:

[img]http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7330/img1317n.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4219/img1313l.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7886/img1321j.jpg[/img]



edit: higher res link to the water drop [url="http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1620/img1319ba.jpg"]http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1620/img1319ba.jpg[/url]
aph1101
They are some lovely shots! I know what you mean about going without the tripod... I couldn't be bothered to take mine out with me... too cold!! I just wanted to get out and get in as quickly as I could. It started snowing really heavily when I was out, and that was playing havock with the AF on my lens. It hasn't got the fastest AF in the world, and that certainly didn't help!!

If you feel like posting some other shots, go for it! It would be good to get a photography thread going... If it takes off, I'm sure we can change the title of the thread..

Here's another couple of mine:

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Snow%20-%20Dec%2009/IMG_3245.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Snow%20-%20Dec%2009/IMG_3246.jpg[/img]

Edit: That water shot is amazing :D
thesilverfox
You need to wean yourself off the AF in rain/snow, as the droplets will ruin it every time! Grab the 50mm prime lens - it's about 60 :) So is there a photography thread? Can't see one after a quick look, but no chance of me hijacking this one, lol.
aph1101
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55208' date='Dec 18 2009, 05:40 PM']You need to wean yourself off the AF in rain/snow, as the droplets will ruin it every time! Grab the 50mm prime lens - it's about 60 :) So is there a photography thread? Can't see one after a quick look, but no chance of me hijacking this one, lol.[/quote]

I don't know of any photogrpahy thread... I think we could make this into one. I'll try and change the title.. If I can't, I'll try and get Dan to do it.

I should really have switched to MF, but i couldn't feel my fingers :D I will look into the 50mm prime if it only costs that little!
thesilverfox
[quote name='aph1101' post='55216' date='Dec 18 2009, 05:47 PM']I don't know of any photogrpahy thread... I think we could make this into one. I'll try and change the title.. If I can't, I'll try and get Dan to do it.

I should really have switched to MF, but i couldn't feel my fingers :D I will look into the 50mm prime if it only costs that little![/quote]

Exchange rate has pushed it up a bit :( Mine was 60~ last xmas. [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EF-50-1-8-Lens/dp/B00005K47X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1261158553&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EF-50-1-8-Le...8553&sr=8-1[/url]

Also might want to move the thread to General Chat.
Michael P
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55218' date='Dec 18 2009, 05:51 PM']Exchange rate has pushed it up a bit :( Mine was 60~ last xmas. [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EF-50-1-8-Lens/dp/B00005K47X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1261158553&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EF-50-1-8-Le...8553&sr=8-1[/url]

Also might want to move the thread to General Chat.[/quote]

nah, keep it here, its a good read!
ChrisZetecS
I want snow :( lol
aph1101
That's still not bad really...

Right then.. I'll add some other photos:

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_2580.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_1774.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/Splash/IMG_0042.jpg[/img]
thesilverfox
[quote name='Michael P' post='55223' date='Dec 18 2009, 05:56 PM']nah, keep it here, its a good read![/quote]

But you miss out on the other 1% of the forum that doesn't own a Fiesta.
thesilverfox
[img]http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7474/billie.jpg[/img]
aph1101
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55237' date='Dec 18 2009, 06:08 PM'][img]http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7474/billie.jpg[/img][/quote]

Nice! :D You've gotta love depth of field ^_^
Jonny87
@ aph1101

That cat in post #25 looks evil!
aph1101
[quote name='Jonny87' post='55247' date='Dec 18 2009, 06:21 PM']@ aph1101

That cat in post #25 looks evil![/quote]

Haha! Not anymore... He's a boring old sod now (13). Does nowt but sleep :P
Jonny87
[quote name='aph1101' post='55248' date='Dec 18 2009, 06:23 PM']Haha! Not anymore... He's a boring old sod now (13). Does nowt but sleep :P[/quote]


Lol yeah. same for my cat (same age) watching hime walking around in the snow today was funny!
aph1101
Does your cat pick one paw up out of the snow, shake it, and put it back in the snow and just generally totter about very slowly... mine does :P
Jonny87
[quote name='aph1101' post='55250' date='Dec 18 2009, 06:28 PM']Does your cat pick one paw up out of the snow, shake it, and put it back in the snow and just generally totter about very slowly... mine does :P[/quote]


Yeah lol! one foot out of the snow then when he puts it down again he sinks back into the snow! Its briliant! Then when you let him back in he's got that look on his face that can only mean: "F*cking snow <_< "
thesilverfox
My cats are all long gone. They were stupid, but entertaining. Thought they were dogs.

Anyhow ...

[img]http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5066/img9782.jpg[/img]

Good pics from folk though - I like. More?
thesilverfox
Good old bulb setting here.

[img]http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8889/img2202b.jpg[/img]
FMC
Love this thread!!
I love any pics with snow, especially with cars in them - we need some more! I was going to take pics of my Focus this afternoon in the snow-covered lane, but it's sooo dirty it wouldn't do this thread justice :(

I also love the cats pics too :)
thesilverfox
Some darker type shots. The second is 'Tivoli' in Copenhagen. The first is my Little Dot MKIII valve amp (headphones).

[img]http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2263/img1129z.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6480/img6997v.jpg[/img]
aph1101
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55259' date='Dec 18 2009, 06:44 PM']Good old bulb setting here.

[img]http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8889/img2202b.jpg[/img][/quote]

Very nice! I do like light painting... I've got a couple of those type shots banging about somewhere...
InstructorPiggy
what news on snow...we still none!!
thesilverfox
South Beach, Miami:

[img]http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1610/img0681pk.jpg[/img]


Malmo, Sweden:

[img]http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/682/img6820.jpg[/img]


New York, New York:

[img]http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3734/img8709.jpg[/img]


Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Kyoto:

[img]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9885/img1036f.jpg[/img]
thesilverfox
[quote name='aph1101' post='55311' date='Dec 18 2009, 10:13 PM']Very nice! I do like light painting... I've got a couple of those type shots banging about somewhere...[/quote]

Light painting can be pretty good fun - I just haven't gotten around to it really. Too much to do with work and CIMA of late.
aph1101
You've been to some amazing places by the looks of things :) I'm guessing you've got more lenses than just that prime lens. If not, you're very skilled indeed!

Here are a few more of mine: (don't quite live up to yours)

From woburn safari park: monkey
[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_2594.jpg[/img]

Lion:
[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_2805.jpg[/img]

Pisa Cathedral:
[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_1996.jpg[/img]

Leaning Tower of Pisa:
[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_1994.jpg[/img]

Water droplets on patio table:
[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/aph1101/IMG_1028.jpg[/img]
thesilverfox
80% of those were with the prime lens; architecture is a bit tricky though, as you need to go wider than 35mm in most cases, i.e., 18mm (or more if the lens doesn't distort). The key is framing. You might have an average shot, but thanks to insane resolutions, it means one can re-frame quite effectively.

I get to travel with work (USA a few times, Sweden, London, Japan), so I am really quite lucky to be honest. I'd never be able to do these travels without it! I'm hoping to go back to Japan or the US in September, but I may have CIMA finals at that point. Audit work has its benefits (business class travel!!!).

Animals on my travels. If you ever go to Miami, go to the Metro Zoo ... it's easily 5x bigger than Chester Zoo alone!

[img]http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/805/img5942.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8572/img3108k.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5125/img0485qc.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3623/img0410d.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9034/img6638.jpg[/img]
thesilverfox
I really like the water drops on the decking - you've caught the angle really well there and it works perfectly!

I use the 50mm prime, 18-55mm kit lens (yucky and badly made - loads of lateral play!) and a 50-200mm (150er - poor stops). I'm mostly quite lucky to be honest.
thesilverfox
Double post ftw!
thesilverfox
[quote name='thesilverfox' post='55342' date='Dec 18 2009, 11:43 PM']I really like the water drops on the decking - you've caught the angle really well there and it works perfectly!

I use the 50mm prime, 18-55mm kit lens (yucky and badly made - loads of lateral play!) and a 50-200mm (150er - poor stops). I'm mostly quite lucky to be honest.[/quote]

Right, I thought I spotted something with you decking shot ... it's a Canon trait, so don't fret :) there are known issues with some odd colour shifts (usually red), which can in turn make the image look washed out. I had a 2 min tinker and lined up an edit against the original. The new side looks a bit stylised, but lessons learned for me - I just wondered what you think really, lol.

[img]http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3010/img1028editedv2.jpg[/img]
Steven Dark
Havent actually managed to get out in the snow.. but here are a few of my pictures.
taken with a Nikon D90 with numerous different lenses
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3697124725_9d20aa9353_b.jpg[/img]
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/3567331347_b98b0ab035_b.jpg[/img]
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/3701017730_d556198f7a_b.jpg[/img]
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2621/3701020484_021dfacd12_b.jpg[/img]
Michael P
Compared to previously posted images, these aren't much cop but its the best i have left after my laptop being wiped numerous times!! To the perfectionist (photography wise) they are probably not much good but this is them!

[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/P1010180.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/P1010055.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/n749571137_2683477_3386861.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/n749571137_1641395_6687.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/n749571137_1641430_4132.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/n749571137_1265504_180.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/shakkbucket/P1030158.jpg[/img]
thesilverfox
I wouldn't be concerned. Photography is very much opinion based - while there are obviously good practises, there aren't really any rights and wrongs - all personal taste. One person may hate, the next may love :)

If you like them, that's what counts. I like the dog pic - would've been almost perfect with the ear in shot and the person in the background not visible/more DOF :D
thesilverfox
Here are my last batch that I could be bothered to re-size.

Diamonds for a friend selling:

[img]http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1061/img0775eu.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8008/img0789.jpg[/img]


Portrait-ish in Miami (note, it was surprisingly dark here and no flash used):

[img]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5647/img0678ev.jpg[/img]


Miami beach sea water:

[img]http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/88/img9957r.jpg[/img]


Bic pen and a P4 processor using the 2 lens trick:

[img]http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/2148/img5467.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9302/img5469v.jpg[/img]


Mussels in Cornwall:

[img]http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/5579/img2599i.jpg[/img]


My car new, before I had the previous owner's scrape repaired:

[img]http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/6495/img9184.jpg[/img]


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