Reply To: Let it Snow!

Reply To: Let it Snow!
I just came across your snowflake photos – amazingly beautiful! God is the ultimate artist, and the medium is “just” water! They reminded me of another beautiful winter phenomenon. Have you ever taken a close look at the ice formed by freezing rain? We get it here in western Oregon every year or 2, and... Read More »

Reply To: Running Deer

It was shot handheld. I agree that most of the time, shooting from 1/500 to 1/1000 for action photography is a good idea, especially with a zoom lens. But, just like you said, it would require a higher ISO. Since the weather was pretty cloudy, I’m afraid my ISO would have jumped too high. Anyway, I had set my... Read More »

Reply To: Running Deer

Was it shot handheld or from a tripod/monopod? To freeze action adequately, I’ve been told to try and shoot at 1/500 or 1/1000, though that would seem to require higher ISO in this instance. At the same time, slower shutter speed could have a nice blur effect done right, if that is what you are trying for. Was... Read More »

5 Tips for Shooting in Dreary January

5 Tips for Shooting in Dreary January
January is always sort of a slow month for creating pictures for me. The landscape in West Virginia is usually just plain ugly: no greenery, gray skies, rainy days, slushy snow. It’s especially boring when there’s no snow at all. And even when there is snow, it’s only really worth taking pictures of for a day or so,... Read More »

Reply To: snowy day

Nice and sharp! Don’t you love knowing your camera well enough that you don’t have to have the subject in the center for it to be properly focused? In terms of composition, there’s too much distance between the first, foreground post and the second post for me to easily make the connection that... Read More »

Running Deer

Running Deer
I was outside with my Canon T3 looking for some wildlife to photograph, and I saw this deer running away from me. I zoomed up to 250mm, but I had to crop it a lot and sharpened it heavily. Exposure : 1/320 Aperture : 6.3 ISO : 160 Read More »

Reply To: Covered Bridge

Reply To: Covered Bridge
Thanks James! Yes, what you’re saying does make sense. The original photo has some unsightly vines and branches in the upper right corner. Here I have “un-cropped” it and edited out some of those branches in the sky. Also, I added the vignette as you suggested and darkened the overall sky just a... Read More »

Reply To: Covered Bridge

Reply To: Covered Bridge
I do like Marshville-covered-bridge-5-1930.jpg better as it is a slightly lower angle. I’m so glad you got out to the covered bridge under a good snow! I don’t know if this makes any sense, but it feels like “a picture of a bridge” and not really like a “landscape”. I wonder if... Read More »

Lenspiration Forums guidelines (PLEASE READ FIRST)

Welcome to the Lenspiration Forums! General forum guidelines: • As in all areas of life, please abide by the Scriptural principle to “Do Unto Others” in your participation on the forums, fearing the Lord and respecting others in the words you write and the pictures you upload. Keep in mind that the forums... Read More »

Thank You – CAPTURE Host Preparation

All right! Go refresh your email Inbox. I just sent you the very first CAPTURE Host Preparation email. Note: Make sure to add Lenspiration to your contact list so your email provider knows these emails aren’t spam. If you don’t see the email in your Inbox after a few minutes, look through your junk or... Read More »

Reply To: snowy day

I didn’t know about that…I probably let my camera on automatic as usual, and yes, my D3100 do not have a built-in-focus motor:( Except the fact that my images are all blurry at 200-300 while shooting wildlife (It doesn’t have an image stabilizator) I really like that lens, especially with the 300... Read More »

Reply To: Sunrise on mountains

Reply To: Sunrise on mountains
Northeastern countryside! What a beautiful setting. I’m glad that you don’t have distracting elements in the foreground. It’s not always easy to find vast, clear overlooks that it appears you are standing on here. You have plenty of leeway in your shutterspeed to compensate for a much lower ISO.... Read More »

Reply To: Covered Bridge

Thanks @timtam. Camera was set at ISO 200, f/20, and shutter speed of 1/100. Lens was at 18mm. To add a photo to your profile, you need to set up a Globally Recognized Avatar (gravatar). You can do that at... Read More »

Reply To: Covered Bridge

Try pushing your shadows to bring out some of the detail in the black hole at the bridge opening and reducing overall saturation. Camera settings? Hey team; how do you get your profile photo to show up?? Read More »

Reply To: snowy day

BTW, congratulations on your new lens! Could it be that the reason it is manual-focus, is that your D3100 doesn’t have a built-in focus motor? I got quite a bit of use out of my Sigma 70-300. Mine was called a “macro” lens, and it actually did quite well in that regard. Of course when doing macro, I... Read More »

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