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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:29 pm 
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It was a really dark and cloudy day and one of the local cemeteries here has a ton of interesting old gravestones I thought would be cool for this entry. Several phrases could be used here (history keeps repeating itself, the only thing clear is the present), but I think this quote by Thích Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk, goes along nicely;

"Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."

Camera Model: Sony a200
Lens: Sigma DG 28-200mm f/3.5 @ 28mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/400
ISO: 400
Post Processing: Slight contrast increase

Last edited by Zachonium on Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:09 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:08 pm 

St. Marc's gothic church in Zagreb, Croatia.

Built in 13th century with many later modifications. The charachteristic roof with coat of arms of Croatian Kingdom and Zagreb is made in late 19th century.

Camera Model: Canon Powershort A710 IS
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
Post Processing: resize
Special note: positive film color is used during the shooting

 Post subject: Eclectic history
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:58 pm 
The plaque on the top of the bridge reads: 1892, that has to have some history. The bridge looks interesting itself.
The story of the church at the back is that it is no longer a church but an apartment building; that should make it to history.


Alpha 200
Shutter priority, 1/3 sec, F20.
Exp. compensation: +0.7EV
DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 at 22mm
PP: B&W, contrast/highlights.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:47 pm 

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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF @ 66mm
Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter Speed: 1/200th w/fill flash
Sensitivity: 640 ISO
Post processing: crop, contrast, color balance. bingo.

 Post subject: Statue of Liberty
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:37 pm 
The statue is called "The statue of liberty", and was built in 1890 to commemorate the death of 13 anti habsburg generals, wich were sentenced to death by the Habsburg Empire after the anti habsburg rebelion that took place 41 years earlier here in my city (Arad, Romania "Transilvania") wich then was under the habsburg's empire ocupation


Camera model: Nikon D3000
Lens and focal lehgnt: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED @50mm
Aperture: f/5
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Sensitivity: ISO100
PP:Blue hue and luminance

Last edited by Paul SC on Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:03 pm 
Hi Paul. I noticed you have trouble posting your photo. Here is the Flickr page explaining how to obtain the URL of your photos.
Then enclose that URL with image tags and the photo will show up in the thread..



When in doubt..... Press the shutter.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Location: Augusta, GA
Savannah River running between Georgia and South Carolina. Picture taken in Augusta Georgia which is the second oldest city in Georgia. This picture is of train tracks crossing to South Carolina.


Camera Model: Sony A200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 20"
ISO: 100
Post Processing: brightening

SonyA200 ~ 18-250mm ~ 50mm 1.7

Last edited by lost2212x on Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:14 pm 
End of the Line

Camera Model: Canon Rebel XS
Lens and focal length: 18-55m IS @ 18mm
Aperture: f/14
Shutter Speed: 1/6 sec
Sensitivity: 400
Post processing: CS4 for black and white, contrast, exposure, and brightness.

"The history of trains in Niles Canyon dates back to the building of the original transcontinental railroad. The first Western Pacific Railroad Company (formed in 1862) started construction in San Jose towards Sacramento. It built twenty miles of track that reached into Alameda Creek canyon in 1866. Its first passenger excursion entered the canyon on October 2 of that year. Construction was halted shortly thereafter, however, because of disagreements between the railroad’s contractors and its financiers."


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:21 pm 
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Location: essex uk
Hi everyone, Big Ben in London is one of the famous historic sights at Westminster, although the name Big Ben refers to the bell inside the clocktower. After heavy rainfall i took this reflection in a large and deep puddle on the other side of the road.


Siggy lens. f/5.6 1/200 ISO 400 63mm
Aperture priority. Slightly cropped and contrast/brightness adjusted.

canon 400D
18-55 lens
tamron70-300 lens
sigma 18-200 os lens

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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:54 am 
This statue mark history by world's tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, which is located outside Batu Caves,
near the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Standing at 42.7 meter (140.09 ft) high.

Image ... G_2020.jpg

Camera Model: Canon 1000D Kit Lense
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:55 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Sort of ran out of time, and the weather hasn't been too good either these last couple of days... But still, on a shoot mostly meant to relax after doing my last exam (had over two weeks of hardcore studying behind me), I got some shots usuable for this month's theme.


Please see it LARGER

Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: 50mm f/1.4
Aperture: f/1.4
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Post processing: RAW conversion, B/W conversion afterwards

This alley runs past a church that was constructed between 1293 and 1450, in the oldest city (Dordrecht) of what's officially Holland (which is not a synomym for The Netherlands). The Augustijnenkerk, as it's called, was once part of a monastery, which was build on grounds donated by count Floris V. The pope ordered the munks and priests in the church to speak Dutch, which made the church so popular in Dordrecht, that it had to be expanded (round 1450).
Though it's relatively small in size compared to the large church of Dordrecht (Grote Kerk or Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk), some 8000 people are buried, among which is one of Holland's most well-known landscape painters, Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691). During the restauration (1994-1996), the church was designed to have superior accoustics to house concerts.

(Based on Herman A. van Duinen, Geschiedenis van de kerk)

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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Location: UK
Handheld HDR from two shots at 1/8000 and 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO100
Canon 50D + Tamron 18-270 at 18mm
Click for bigger version.

This is Smeaton's Tower. It was the third lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks, actively serving between 1759 and 1877. It was retired when erosion of the rocks it sat on caused it to be unstable. The upper section was moved onto Plymouth Hoe where it stands now as a tourist attraction and landmark.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:08 pm 

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Location: Parker, Colorado
This photo was taken in the Carlin, NV area which has quite a long history (long in terms of the American west) of ranching and mining. There have been settlers here since the early 1800's with ranching being present since the early 1800's. This shed is on of the old ranches in the area and appears to date from the early 1900's, if compared to some surrounding structures. Being high desert, wood lasts a long time out here. As a side note, the area has had significant mining since the mid 1800's and signs of mining are scattered around the area from simple holes in the ground to structures abandoned over 100 years ago.


I had just purchased a Lensbaby Composer the previous day and this was one of the first shots I was able to take in daylight; interesting lens.

Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
Lens and focal length: Lensbaby Composer 50mm (appx)
Aperture: F/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
Sensitivity: 100 iso
Post processing: RAW conversion, increased saturation by 2 and contrast by 1

Canon 5D Mk II & Canon SL1 (100d)
17-40 F/4L ~ 24-105 F/4L ~ EF 70-200mm f/4L IS ~ Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 ~ EF 50 f/1.4 ~ Lensbaby Composer ~ EF 100-400 L ~ EF 100 F/2.8 Macro ~ EF-S 18-135 ~ EF 24mm f/2.8 IS
EF 1.4x Extender III ~ Speedlite 600RT & 6 430EX II's with PW's ~ Speedlight MR-14EX

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:52 pm 
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Location: Paris, London
Paris is full of very old, historic and beautiful buildings. However, I decided to photograph something a little more modern.

Paris has no shortage of buildings named after ex presidents. Officially this place is called Centre Georges Pompidou. However, the locals refer to it as Beaubourg, after the area. In fact, the French are great at ignoring official names, a good example is Charles De Gaulle, the locals call it Roissy, after the area.

It was built 1971-77, so very new for Paris standards! It is a library and modern art museum. When the weather is good, there are usually a lot of people sitting on the ground outside, as well as a lot of street performers etc. It was raining tonight when I took this, so hardly anyone outside.

If you are ever in Paris, this is a must see, as it looks so cool with all the guts of the building on the outside.

Taken with 17mm TSE, slightly rotated and shifted (thanks to Popo for the rotation).

Camera Model: Canon 5D2
Lens and focal length: TS-E 17mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 13 seconds
Sensitivity: 200
PP: stitched 2 diagonally shifted frames. Added contrast, saturation, sharpened and lowered the exposure on selected parts with LR2 and PS.


A larger version can be found here: ... 5915_o.jpg

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:19 pm 
Hello to the Cameralabs forum,

Another month spent, and in my case, another month of to much bustle!
From what little is left for the photography, I did not expect to capture that "curvé" to the theme.

Fortunately happened a good opportunity. The world press photo 2009 exhibition, an event due to my fortune at a quarter mile / 400mts from home.

Initially I've not expected to have "enthusiasm" to photograph in the exhibition... and at the exit came across some interesting perspectives...

So, this is my interpretation of the Zazu's theme. Although, there are those who do, and who to report / retract.

note: Trying see history in a broader sense... the outset the history conveys a lot of seemingly positive (achievements, goals, milestones, major events, and great monuments).
I believe that the press transmit it more entire... more literal...
Yes in a more hard / violent manner, but more real!
Tried to not be off topic anyway...


Camera Model: LX2
Lens and focal length: built in / 70mm
Aperture: f4
Shutter Speed: 1/30s
Sensitivity: ISO400
Post processing: Silkypix 4 RC (trial)


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