zx10guy wrote:I had a feeling that pic was taken with a DSLR. The camera I used to lug around with me and some times do is a Panasonic GF-1 with all the various lenses. I then got a compact more point and shoot camera: Panasonic LX-5. The LX-5 also has a Leica lens and takes very good pictures even in the auto mode. The lens also does very well in low light situations. For a while, the LX-5 was my go to general purpose camera. The only issue it had was the limited zoom capability. Then I started taking more pictures with my smart phone. I started with the Samsung S3, then S5, then S6, and now the S8/S9 combo. As the generations of the Galaxy S phones evolved, the decent lighting performance just got better and better. Then there was talk about how well these smart phones are performing in low light situations. So I started playing around with low light pictures and you see the result. I've learned that if you need to use a flash most of the time you're not using the right camera. Don't get me wrong here. I do use a flash in some pictures. But I never do it with a smart phone or with any camera which has the flash fire forward. The oversaturation of lighting and the blooming just makes the picture look terrible. So with my smart phone, the flash is turned off all the time. I tweak the settings on the phone to deal with the low light environment. With my GF-1, I have a flash which I adjust upward to bounce the light off of the ceiling. This creates such a more natural lighting situation than what amounts to shining a spot light on the subject. But I feel you already know all of this.
bitchslapped wrote:zx...you are certainly all black & white in your life I hope your views are not that way
Seriously...you've got some talent. Sketches are beautiful! Beautiful ladies as well. So are the "girls on wheels". Last pic in motion pretty sexy.
Used to attend motorcycle races here & there in my younger years, even went to the Nationals one year. Does not mean I enjoy riding them though.
DH had motorcycle, dirt bikes. Used to compete w/the dirt bikes locally, attend some races. Also raced semi-cab one year.
Nothing serious; just for fun. Well...that's what I say.
Jannine wrote:I am so with you on flash! I never feel like I get good results with it, and I'm not motivated to mess with indirect lighting and really get into the weeds of how to make that work without a flash that accommodates that sort of thing well, like your GF-1. Most of my photos are taken outside and are of the city or of nature. I only rarely photograph people. I actually got into looking for a good low-light camera because for a while I took a LOT of photos of sunsets over the city. In those conditions the contrast can make it really hard to get a good-looking photo that comes even vaguely close to what the sky and city really looked like at the time. I found that if the colors were right the photos end up way too grainy to be useful. I'm all about the backlit landscape, haha.
I'll sort through some of my sunset photos and post a few of my favorites soon.
bitchslapped wrote:... However I would love to see some pics as we get closer to my favorite time of year Halloween... Hint, hint. Think Halloween (if you feel up to it, of course) & the opportunity presents itself!
bitchslapped wrote:stu wrote:They are fantastic and once again I feel transported .
Stu, you were transported across the Pacific Ocean to the High Desert area of Central Oregon, USA. A very popular area for recreation w/approx 300 days of sunshine. Parts of Central Oregon rich in fossils, lava beds from volcanic activity estimated about 35 million years ago, also estimated to have been undersea volcanoes @ one time.
Benben, beautiful pictures, breathtaking views! I did enlarge via the links. Thanks for sharing w/narratives.
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