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#53780 The Photo Challenge

Posted by John T Roberts on 28 February 2009 - 06:50 PM

I'm starting a new game on this board to highlight our photography talents. It is similar to the Song Game. Here are the rules. A person posts a photo and then someone else posts a photo that somehow relates to the one last posted. It can relate in a number of ways. For example: if a person posts a photo of a red brick Victorian building with a woman walking a dog in front and a Honda Accord and a van parked in front, then the next person can post a photo of another building with red brick, another photo of someone walking a dog, a photo of just a dog, a photo of a car, a photo of a van, a photo of a woman, or another photo of a building of the same style. Since the building is red, one could even post a photo of a tomato because it relates to the color of the building. The shots do not have to be urban in nature, but you do have to be the photographer, or be in the photo. Also, the shots do not have to be from Fort Worth. They can be from anywhere.

The rules in short:

1. Post a reply photo that somehow relates to the last one posted.
2. You must be the photographer, with one exception. You may be in the photograph and you had someone else take it.
3. You may not reply to your last post unless no one else has replied in 24 hours.
4. You may not repeat your photographs posted in this thread. However, you may repost photos that you used in other threads on this forum.
5. If you wish, you may post how your photo relates to the last one. There may be times when someone doesn't get the connection.

OK, I'm going to start it off with something fairly easy to post a photo that relates. This shot was taken at the Main Street Arts Festival at night.


To make the next post a little easier, the next photos could be: a photo (day or night) of the Burk Burnett Building, a photo (day or night) of The Tower, a night photo of any type, a traffic light, tents of similar color, other Main St. Arts Festival photos, people photos, blurry people photos, Sundance Square plaques and logos, or even a street sign. Use your imagination and be creative in your replies. Have fun!


#64148 California Photo Journey

Posted by Art Cooler on 10 January 2011 - 12:46 PM

I was priviledged to visit San Francisco and Northern California over the holidays. Weather wasn't always agreeable, but when it was I managed to get out and do some photography. Thought I'd include a few snaps here for the forum's perusal:

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Marin County Civic Center, by Frank Lloyd Wright:


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Interior of Marin County Civic Center:


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Rainy night in San Francisco. Shot made from my motel window:



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The California Bar sign in Auburn, CA:


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Concrete sculpture in Auburn, CA, backdropped by approaching Pacific storm clouds:



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#49113 Photos of the distance. (Telephoto lenses)

Posted by Brian Luenser on 31 July 2008 - 08:41 PM

I thought I might start another Topic here in General Photography. I take some pictures with my big telescope but now supplement my magnification obsession with a big lens on my camera. I have posted several already in various areas that have some other (like architectural significance) but these pictures are just purely for the sake of "how far can I see?"

This shot is with my Rebel XSi with a Canon 400mm 5.6 and a Canon 2X converter on my tripod from my 34th floor balcony of my place in The Tower.
I took these pictures yesterday when I got home from work as the storm was approaching from the Northwest. At that point Fort Worth and Arlington was deep within the clouds, but Dallas was still bright and sunny. really stratified the landscape by distance. I like the effect. And though far from "Tack sharp" gets me pretty close to Dallas. Closer than I would have imagined without using my telescope. The near foreground is the Loop 820 area (See Luby's on left) the intermediate ground is North Arlington and then of course Downtown Dallas. Take a look.




#17553 Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm

Posted by safly on 19 October 2005 - 10:10 PM

Great, looks like Palm Springs.


#87478 Reit plans to demolish Westchester Tower and redevelop as mixed use

Posted by Austin55 on 26 September 2014 - 03:39 AM

Via Scott Nishimura and VLK architects

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I'm liking it, the curved glass on following summit ought to be a pretty cool gateway element, The residential portion looks dense and interesting. Good project. 




#75854 Concert Photos - The Diabolical Machines Live at Lola's

Posted by Fort Worthology on 12 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

This one's admittedly a little self-serving, but hey, not enough local concert photography in this place, and I thought it'd be nice to both promote my band (which now contains two forum members!) *and* a great local photographer, so here we go.

 

My indie rock band, The Diabolical Machines, performed at Lola's off 7th Street last week (along with our friends Lindby and Abandon City).  My friend Melissa Claire Photography was on hand to take photos.  To be clear:  I did not take these.  Melissa did, but I am posting them with her permission.

 

It was a ton of fun and we can't wait to do it again.  We had Lindby's drummer Logan as our guest drummer for this show.

 

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#66063 From LoveThesePics.com: Abandoned Joy

Posted by gdvanc on 22 July 2011 - 11:39 PM

A couple of fascinating photo sets from LoveThesePics.com:

Six Flags New Orleans

Gagra, the Russian Riviera


#64774 The Photo Challenge

Posted by John T Roberts on 11 March 2011 - 10:19 PM

While we are the subject of bicycles, here is another one taken on the Trinity Trails that show the Fort Worth Skyline behind.
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#59937 5d mkII Firmware update announcement

Posted by 360texas on 01 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

Canon-Europe announced a 5d MkII major firmware mid year update


http://www.canon-eur...Media_Alert.asp


#90503 Highpointe on S. Main (Coca-Cola bldg)

Posted by John T Roberts on 12 March 2015 - 09:21 AM

Here is how the project is going to look:

 

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#85153 "Left Bank"

Posted by Austin55 on 25 June 2014 - 11:05 PM

Do you guys love me? Cause I got a siteplan. You can click it to make it bigger.

 

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Included are a some very interesting things.

 

-There's a lot of parking, but honestly it's less than I expected and a lot of it is within garages. Lots also leave room for potential expansion in the future. Overall, the design is much better than just to the west, for example. 

-At the back is a lisitng for a 250 unit highrise. 

-Lots of retail fronting 7th street, good news. 

-Harold street looks to be the "main" street of Left bank, most of the major buildings are set on it. 

-There's no interaction with the Trinity. This is dissapointing. 

-Looks like the majority of the buildings will be 4-6 floors. 

 

 

There's also this kinda cheesy water coloring rendering that doesn't show much, but maybe shows off some of the architectual motifs and gives a decent idea of what's up. 

 

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#78020 Fort Worth photographers meetup?

Posted by Austin55 on 25 June 2013 - 10:15 PM

Would anyone be interested in a little get together of local photographers? We could have a little meet up someplace and talk cameras, share some tips, look at equipment, and maybe go on a little walk someplace and take some pictures. Perhaps even someone could organize a specific special location that is usually not accessible and let a little group of us go and take pictures. 

 

How's that sound?

 

 




#73342 360Texas - Visits Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico. Fisheye View

Posted by 360texas on 18 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

We have visited Mexico every year over the last 10 years or so. From Cancun, Izamal [ pronounced e’ samal ] is a 3 hour drive West into the Mexican state of Yucatan. While there we photographed 4 pyramids, Catholic Church, barber shop and an Agave Distillery [read tequila factory].

From the main map click on one of the several red dot hotspots to visit that location. In each scene there is a few more red dot hotspots you can see more scenes at that location. Just click the panorama to rotate the image around, up and down. To return to the main map.. click the small Toucan bird in the toolbar at bottom of page.
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For Brian: We use our Canon 5d and Sigma 8mm 180° Fisheye lens tilted up 5° at f/8 and set to hyperfocal distance at .9 feet, all on a monopod. 4 images around and assembled them with PTgui stitching editor. Being 70 got to keep the little gray cells very active.

[Technical stuff]
We have tested this page using web browsers Internet Explorer 9, Foxfire 16.02, and Chrome 23.0. We are working on adding Apple’s web browser Safari for idevice functionality which should be available in a month or so.

This page requires that your browser have a commonly install Adobe Flash 9 - 11.x viewer. If you do not have flash installed.. the page is designed to “click through to install Flash” link to Adobe’s website to install Flash, then you may return to the link below.

http://360texas.com/...ces/izamalcity/

Enjoy,

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Dave and Pat
Still at 360Texas.com


#67747 Wing Suit Panorama Video

Posted by 360texas on 19 December 2011 - 02:03 PM

While visiting one of my other forums I came across this panorama video taken in Norway.

The fellow has a FISHEYE lens video camera attached. He JUMPS OFF a high mountain ridge and soars to the highway far far below. He is using a WINGed SUIT.

During his descent.. use your mouse to scroll around / up and down to see the terrain. There two Suit flyers... you can see the other flyer back up up on his right... the later on his left back angle.

It autoreplays .. so you will get to see the flight a couple of times !


http://www.visitnorw...Wingsuit-Video/


#63918 Livestock Exchange Building.. Christmas 2005

Posted by djold1 on 23 December 2010 - 11:16 AM

I came up with some pictures I took in the Stockyards in 2005 about this time of the year..

They are posted in my Fort Worth Gazette blog


#62222 Modest Photoshoot Around the Museums

Posted by Fort Worthology on 22 August 2010 - 11:46 PM

I actually did a photoshoot with a model! First time for that. I'm trying to expand my photography out of my comfort zones of architecture, street, etc. so this was a big deal to me. All shots taken around the Modern and Kimbell art museums in Fort Worth's Cultural District. Click to view on Flickr (there's more on Flickr than here). Model is Merry Jett, camera is a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT with Sigma 28mm f/1.8 prime lens (roughly around a 50mm equivalent on a Rebel).

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#61949 Spanish helicopter rescue

Posted by 360texas on 07 August 2010 - 11:49 AM

From Spain: Ignacio Ferrando Margeli the photgrapher captures a the scene with his dSLR camera.

Ignacio describes this scene:

"I just finished a panorama (#1 below) that I have done to show a rescue exercise with helicopter. The helicopter leave an specialist on the summit of a roc or "needle" where a climber had an accident, then he descents to help the climber and is taken with a rope. Is a very difficult excerise because the summit is really small and the specialist has to exit the helicopter with a lot of care."

1. Panorama image about 3mb Flash format. Climber to be rescued wearing white helmet is down and to right.
There are 4 people in the scene. Helicopter Pilot, Spanish Guardia Civil rescue Specialist, the climber to be rescued AND the Photographer. The real question is "Where is the photographer standing in this scene ?"

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#56304 The Skies

Posted by 360texas on 06 July 2009 - 06:53 AM

Look around you will find many timers with different configurations from $19 knockoff's to Canon's high price. If you are using Canon's you can always fix/replace under warranty. LOLLLL But then you already know about getting camera's repaired. Nice that you can try one out in FT Worth Camera Shoppe. I find that some of the menu systems and ease of operation goes along way towards customer satisfaction. Some of the timer menu's are darn right confusing and hard to operate.

http://shop.ebay.com...-All-Categories

This is a link to a "User Manual". Its as close as I can get this morning : http://www.luminous-...s/tc-80n3.shtml



#51025 Photos of the distance. (Telephoto lenses)

Posted by Brian Luenser on 08 October 2008 - 08:18 PM

Grabbed my gear (And spousal unit) and ran west of Fort Worth to try my shot at Dallas and Fort Worth. I was afraid it was to hazy, and it was. (5mph winds) I thought I could at least determine if that was my location for a later shoot. But... I could not find Dallas! (Did you all EVER think you would hear me say that!)

It was worth the drive however as I did not even know those neighborhoods existed. And sure enough, as I drove further West than our (Checkpoint Charlie) It got really beautiful. The hills, the flowers, the million dollar homes. (OK, in the sticks maybe 400K) Was very nice.

I am concerned that it is too far North however, to get Dallas and Fort Worth in the same telephoto shot. I think Dallas will be a hunk to the left of Dallas. (Like maybe a 200mm lens to get both distance.) I want to use 400 or 800mm to get both up close. I am going back to that spot either way as it is a great location. But, I may still be on the hunt for a spot in-line with Dallas and Fort Worth. As I did a lot of driving and carried a lot of gear, you knew you weren't going to get by without 2 pics just the same. A 60mm shot and a 400mm. Hazy, the both.






#44145 The Skies

Posted by Brian Luenser on 21 February 2008 - 05:18 PM

Enjoyed the Lunar Eclipse last night. (Feb 20, 08) Here are two shots after the clouds broke.