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So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« on: September 26, 2011, 09:53:15 AM »
There's a tendency for people to shoot certain subjects in what I would call the list of 'essentials':

Sunrise/set - if you're ever going to do landscapes
A Robin - that most cheerful of birds and very photogenic
A Swan - usually plenty about but, ironically, can be somewhat challenging due to extreme whiteness!
The Moon - always a surefire winner
Water Drops - usually one for the list
Smoke Trails - more of a late contender but often appears

So, have you completed the list?
Any others for the list?


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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 10:01:08 AM »

So, have you completed the list?


I've done the Swan, the Moon, and the waterdrops, but a way to go yet to complete that list. ;)







Edit:  Blimey, just looked at the dates of those shots.  :o  I really must get out with the camera again. lol..
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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 10:33:00 AM »
You might add; Low light and high key portraits  ;D
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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 11:04:32 AM »
There's a tendency for people to shoot certain subjects in what I would call the list of 'essentials':

Sunrise/set - if you're ever going to do landscapes - done a few, but I can't seem to get out of bed early or stay out after dinner is served
A Robin - that most cheerful of birds and very photogenic - the cat ate ours
A Swan - usually plenty about but, ironically, can be somewhat challenging due to extreme whiteness! - never really managed to get close enough, even with a long lens
The Moon - always a surefire winner - not really seriously tried this, but have a few blurry snaps
Water Drops - usually one for the list been there, done that, they were rubbish
Smoke Trails - more of a late contender but often appears - I can't be trusted with fire :)
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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 11:38:33 AM »
I've done the Swan, the Moon, and the waterdrops, but a way to go yet to complete that list. ;)

Ahh, good plan to post them! I'll see if I can't dig out my representative list - no water drops or smoke as I just have never felt inspired to shoot them

You might add; Low light and high key portraits  ;D

By low light, do you mean nightime? Done them but never high key portraits (but then I don't really 'do' portraits other than eldest's fashion and the occasional photocall)
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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 03:22:18 PM »
You could add 'milky' water  8)

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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 03:24:07 PM »
There's a tendency for people to shoot certain subjects in what I would call the list of 'essentials':

Sunrise/set - if you're ever going to do landscapes
A Robin - that most cheerful of birds and very photogenic
A Swan - usually plenty about but, ironically, can be somewhat challenging due to extreme whiteness!
The Moon - always a surefire winner
Water Drops - usually one for the list
Smoke Trails - more of a late contender but often appears

So, have you completed the list?
Any others for the list?

Sunrise/set. Yes.
Robin. Only once because it just stayed put while I photographed him. Normally they disappear when I appear.
Swan. Never a good, elegant close up. Plenty 'in the distance.' And last week, some aggressive ones, where I did not dare come too close.
Moon. No. Camera does not reach.
Waterdrops and smoke trails: never been tempted. Don't know if camera can cope.

What about abstracts? Done plenty of those.
Children?
Pets?
The single tree? Never done a good one.
Deliberate Dutch angle? I do accidental ones all the time.
Panning? Tried it, not very good at it.
Light painting? Seems to be popping up regularly.
Milky water. Never tried it.

I'll see if I can find my swan.

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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 06:41:32 PM »
Dunno.

I photographed a dentist's mouth rinsey thing today.

That was new for me.
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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 08:50:28 PM »
I photographed a dentist's mouth rinsey thing today.
Don't think I'll ever have that on my list, never mind take a pic! Having said that, tomorrow I'm getting a closeup view of one, seeing as I've a dentist's appointment  ::)


Here's my list - all taken a while ago when I wanted to add each to my portfolio

#1 Sunrise - my first Highly Commended shot (Sigma SD10, Zenitar M42 16mm Fisheye). Done loads - much prefer sunrise so almost always at that time of day


#2 Robin - quite by chance as I was all set to get Fungi in the snow and this Robin turned up (Canon 30D, Sigma 105mm macro)


#3 Swan - almost the first shot taken with the Canon 100-400mm when I was still 'playing' - before I switched to a Sigma 150-500mm (Canon 30D, Canon 100-400mm IS)


#4 Moon - never have gone for a moon by itself but saw this early one morning on my way to the Brecon Beacons to catch a sunrise (Sigma SD10, Sigma 18-55mm kit lens - the oldest pic here, taken in Feb 2005)








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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
Have done the odd thousand swans....





 
and the odd Robin...



never had much luck with the moon or water droplets.... :dance: :dance:

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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 12:24:25 AM »
Here's mine.

Sunrise:


Sunset:


Robin:


Swan:


The Moon:


Waterdrops:


 :2funny:

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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 07:48:09 AM »
Some great images there.

Looking out of the window this morning with mist and dew I would think 'Spiders' Webs' should number amongst those 'essentials'.

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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 07:49:36 AM »
There's a tendency for people to shoot certain subjects in what I would call the list of 'essentials':

So, have you completed the list?
Any others for the list?

Some great images there.

Looking out of the window this morning with mist and dew I would think 'Spiders' Webs' should number amongst those 'essentials'.
Oh god yes. Always a favourite for the magazines in the Autumn.

Sunrise/sunset - best during the winter when the sunrise is at a civilised time:

A Robin - that most cheerful of birds and very photogenic
No...but have done a sparrow.

A Swan - usually plenty about but, ironically, can be somewhat challenging due to extreme whiteness!

SwanImperial by H.Evans, on Flickr

The Moon - always a surefire winner
Yes...but not since I used digital. Really need a good magnification lens to do it justice.

Water Drops - usually one for the list
An old one:

WaterDrop by H.Evans, on Flickr

Smoke Trails - more of a late contender but often appears
Nope... like, Howard, I can't be trusted with fire...except for a bit of flambee.

High key portraits:
Only with a flower:

High Key Bloem by H.Evans, on Flickr

You could also add:
- fireworks
- silhouette
- framed shots
- flowers with a drop of water

Ta.
H.

PS. And as with Lurky, I really need to get the camera out more often. Quite a few of the above were from
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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 08:14:36 AM »
Here's mine.
Waterdrops:
 :2funny:
HaHa, waterdrops! Like it! Here's my equivalent. Having visited various wildlife, RSPB, reserves, etc looking for Herons, infinitely my best shots were at.......... the service station on the M6!!  :yikes: This Heron totally ignored the audience and even speared a fish a matter of a few feet away - whilst we enjoyed a lovely Costa coffee!


Spider's webs? Well, here's one I took in the winter (Canon 40D, Sigma 105mm)


but if you want to include a spider in one....... (Sigma SD10, Sigma 105mm)


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Re: So have you shot all the 'essential' subjects?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 08:22:30 AM »
Two in one - spiders web and teazel..

Oh i've got those sort of water drops



come on...how about your 'lone tree' efforts  :dance: :dance:

 

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