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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:13 pm    Post subject: Afternoon in the Forest Reply with quote

I decided to try some "one-armed" images in the local woods. While not a true rain forest, there is still a large amount of beautiful greens present and exploding forth with the burgeoning Spring weather.

I used only the Tamron SP 70-210 and K110D on the tripod in order to make a "go" of it without sacrificing too much to the "lack of an extra arm". Very Happy

Most were shot at ASA800 due to the deep shadows of this forest.


Nest of Daisies






Devils Club Leaf





Lady Fern Re-Curve






Lady Fern Frond






Lady Fern Tip






Log Full of Greens






Lady Fern Ready to Roll






Lady Fern Ready to Roll Close






Saw Blade






Saw Blade #3






Spring Beauties and Sword Ferns


Last edited by Laurence on Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:22 am; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry,

I see some really strange artifacts in #2 and #3, are they subliminal messages?

Other than that, I really like the shots. I especially like the saw blade, that sort of shot always triggers the 'man imposing his will on nature' area of my brain and makes me wonder how long we will have wilderness to see.

Edit: Artifacts gone from #2, but I still see them in #3. I have tried refreshing the page a couple of times, thinking maybe the download was incomplete.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry, you are the master.

Dozens of people make closeup shots of flowers and leaves, and I have seen thousands, but only yours have this ability to appear to me, most of the time, like if they are something new and unseen before.

I don't know how you manage that - I just stand in awe.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a place that must be, what colour! Quite slide like.

(I too can see strange things in #3.)


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what's causing it, but I still can't see any images from photobucket. The one image I can see is no2, the Devil's Club Leaf, which is hosted on here.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll fix #3 right away...seems that photobucket is causing some problems, because the "local" upload got rid of the artifacts in #2.

And...THANK YOU guys for the comments! This was a pretty weird photo shoot, with me adjusting the tripod with my left hand, my teeth, and my nose! Seriously! Shocked Took a LONGGG time to set up shots! Evil or Very Mad

Larry


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy I would have liked to have been there to photgraph you Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As well as your excellent photography you are showing what a great lens the Tamron SP 70-210 is.
Is this the 19AH or the earlier model? Both great lenses.
Logs full of Green is another of your very special images but all are really super. Saw blade was a good find, or did you plant it long ago!!!
Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael and Rob.

I guess this is the earlier model, since it is a variable aperture as the focal length increases? I think it's the 52A model.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence wrote:
with me adjusting the tripod with my left hand, my teeth, and my nose!

Very Happy

I like all the compositions
"Lady Fern Ready to Roll Close" is magical and your capture too


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful work, Larry, and one-armed, even! I like them all, too, every one
is a winner!

Bill


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent shots as ever. Must be blessing to have access to this verdant landscape full of subjects.

Your eye for the detail is amazing. Its good to be reminded of the beauty in the little things we often overlook. Smile

Jim


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful shots. We probable have the same thing here but I can't see it.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another excellent series!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Laurence . Great photos. I like most the first two and the "Lady Fern" series.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beautiful series.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely captures again. learning to shoot with your handicap may make you an even better photographer in the long run. Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely shots - particularly the Layfern ready to unroll.