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#1 Posted by skittles (156 posts) -

I've been doing a fair bit of photography lately, so I thought I'd post a few of the shots I've taken recently. Since my last post I purchased a Canon 6D, and I've been shooting mostly with the 17-40mm f4.0L, but a little bit with the 50mm f1.8

I'm finding myself more interested in taking shots of people lately, so I've got plans to purchase a 85mm prime lens. I'm in saving mode since I plan to go overseas soon, so it'll probably end up being the f1.8 version, rather than the seriously expensive f1.2

As usual you can find more of my shots over at http://carpenachos.tumblr.com/ I'd really appreciate the followers if anyone else uses tumblr :)

#2 Posted by skittles (156 posts) -

God damn. I was the guy who revived this thread, and now I wish I hadn't. I just read the most recent posts, and the frustration is still so fresh. I have to go somewhere quiet and serene for a while.

#3 Posted by skittles (156 posts) -

I use a Rebel T3 Camera with the standard kit lens, plan on buying more lenses soon though. While I'm not too into photography it is a fun thing to do to pass the time.

Nice shots. That's actually the same camera I'm using, but the naming is different overseas.

I have been little busy with work and school lately and as result have not been taking lots of photos. I am hoping that during the summer, I can correct that.

Various cameras, mainly 100mm 2.8L and Sigma 50mm 1.4 lenses. More at my flickr, which consists mainly of off camera flash photos and landscapes - I think...

I love the misty forest shot. I'm hoping I'll be able to plan a trip somewhere similar when there's some fog rolling into my town. We have a fairly predictable fog that rolls in down the river and often settles around the mountain above my town, so hopefully I'll have a few chances this winter.

You're using two lenses I'd be keen on buying! I'm already convinced I want the 100mm f2.8L, but how are you finding the Sigma 50mm f1.4? I don't want to exclusively buy Canon lenses, so I was looking at a Sigma 50mm or possibly a Carl Zeiss 50mm, just to expand my experiences with different lenses.

@nezza said:

I'll hold off from uploading shots here except for one example, but I will link to my Flickr account.

I've been shooting around 10 years and most of my stuff is travel related, which is used in my travelogue

Fantastic shots duder. I'm totally envious of your travels. I'm planing to travel to Europe later this year, and your work (both with photography and managing to find the time to chronicle your travels) is inspiring. It really sucks to read about your misfortune, but I hope you find the will to keep going. Try not to think of it as starting over. You might have to buy new gear and build up a new collection, but the skill you've developed over 10 years can't be lost in a camera bag or on a dodgy hard drive.

#4 Edited by skittles (156 posts) -

Hey duders! I noticed there's been a couple of photography posts in the past, but they're a bit old so I thought I'd start a new one.

I've recently gotten into photography and it's quickly becoming an obsession. Hopefully it's the kind of obsession that is actually a passion, and I stick with it for years to come.

For those interested, I'm shooting with a Canon 1100D, and two main lenses. My primary lens is a Canon 17-40mm f4.0L USM wide angle lens, and the second is the plastic fantastic 50mm f1.8.

I'm excited to try all sorts of types of photography, and my next investment will be in a 100mm f2.8L macro lens, in about a month. I'd also like to get a full frame body, and will most likely pick up a Canon 6D at some point down the road, probably in a few months.

Below you'll find a few shots I've taken in the last week or so. Most are taken with the new wide angle L lens I bought, but a couple are with the 50mm. Please go ahead and post some of your work for myself and others to admire :)

Oh, I almost forgot. If you've got tumblr or would like to check out any of my other photos, head to my blog - http://carpenachos.tumblr.com

#5 Edited by skittles (156 posts) -

I'm trying to get on a sci-fi binge at the moment, though I keep finding other things to occupy my time.

Right now I'm half way through Neuromancer, and although I'm enjoying it, I haven't made any time over the last week to finish it off. The shame, the shame.

#6 Posted by skittles (156 posts) -

I'm trying to get on a sci-fi binge at the moment, though I keep finding other things to occupy my time.

Right now I'm half way through Neuromancer, and although I'm enjoying it, I haven't made any time over the last week to finish it off. The shame, the shame.

#7 Edited by skittles (156 posts) -

Reviving an old thread because I managed to defeat this son of a bitch over the weekend. Took me quite a few tries (like 20-30?), and I had the same experience most people. Got lucky eventually!

It was nice to fight the Gaping Dragon soon afterwards, in a huge environment where I felt in control of my fate. Woop.

#8 Edited by skittles (156 posts) -
#9 Posted by skittles (156 posts) -

My god, these look terrible.

#10 Posted by skittles (156 posts) -

Bit of hot bullshit with Webber in Q2... Looking forward to good shootout between the Mercedes, Ferraris and Vettel. My bet has been on Hamilton since before the weekend began, so I'm hoping he'll take pole so I can feel good about myself ;)