David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/4/24 9:08 a.m.

Rea by a fountain behind a restaurant. Unedited, no tripod, natural light. Taken with my X-Pro3.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/5/24 1:25 p.m.

From a recent PCA meet-up. Also shot on film. 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/5/24 10:53 p.m.

More Porsche content from Road Atlanta this year

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
6/6/24 7:36 a.m.

More Porsche content

Tom Beil giants Despair Hillclimb 1971 Canon FT Tamron 80/250 Ektachrome 64

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
6/6/24 8:35 a.m.

I took this shot right after I got the REO. It was shot with my phone, I didn't make much effort framing it. I don't even think I cleaned the lens. Of the 5300 photos I have on Smugmug, this is the only one to get comments. 3 photographers love it and I'm not sure why. 

What makes this picture appealing?

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/6/24 9:14 a.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

Perhaps the patina, the blues, that fact that the logo isn’t perfectly centered.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/6/24 9:48 a.m.

Sticking with Porsches, another recent film photo.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
6/6/24 9:51 a.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

I can't be as specific as David, but it is a great photo. I understand all the positive comments 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/6/24 9:57 a.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

Thanks. That badge, as simple as it is, tells a story. 

Now picture the same badge but perfectly restored and right in the center of the frame. Kinda boring, right? The dirt, the fading, the grit. It all tells a story. 

dr_strangeland
dr_strangeland Reader
6/6/24 10:46 a.m.

It's partially the framing. The asymmetry and the viewing angle gives it energy, and you've included just enough of the setting to give the emblem room to breathe, but not enough to dissappear. The palette is lovely, you have a bunch of complementary blues and then some orange in the patina which always looks pleasing together. There's no clutter, you've picked your subject and isolated it on a field. Focus is perfect and it's not over saturated or over processed.

It all works together. It's so hard to get everything right in one shot, but this one has it. 

dr_strangeland
dr_strangeland Reader
6/6/24 10:53 a.m.

An exercise in composition. Canon AE-1, probably Fuji Superia, ca 2001

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
6/7/24 1:17 p.m.

 

Took this last night.  90ish images composted & stacked in photoshop.  Close to an hour sitting out next to El Dorado Lake, near El Dorado, KS.  In some ways it's easier with a digital camera vs. film, in some ways it's more fiddly.  I used my Nikon Z5, which just blinks a light on the back while doing this via the internal interval meter, so it's not easy to tell hw things are going until it's all done.  Used a 15mm Voigtlander lens. 

Would like to do more of these but optimal conditions are a new moon (so, no visible moon) and no clouds and low to no wind so skies are clear.  Rare situation.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/24 3:38 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Very cool. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/24 3:39 p.m.

Some more studio stuff. This was shot with my X-Pro3. Not the first time I have used that dude’s hat to help with framing. 

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
6/7/24 10:11 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Nicely done!

Just thinking out loud, I wonder how the natural gas fires from ElD would look with an extended exposure, or how they would color a landscape 

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic SuperDork
6/8/24 1:18 a.m.

In reply to dr_strangeland :

Is that the arch in St Louis? It took me about 10 looks to figure out what the reflection was of. I thought for the longest time it was the Washington monument with a double image.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
6/8/24 3:17 p.m.

In reply to P3PPY :

Depends how long the exposure was.  Maybe taking multiple exposures and playing with layers & opacity in a tool like Photoshop would allow for different looks.  Campfires can be fun to shoot in this general way as well. 

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic SuperDork
6/8/24 4:23 p.m.

Church for sale

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
6/8/24 4:25 p.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/24 9:19 a.m.

From lunch on Saturday. There’s a story there, but we’re not sure what it is. Who is she? A reporter waiting to meet up with a source? A band member waiting to head to the gig? Special agent on assignment? 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
6/10/24 1:52 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Waffle House Q.C. random checker.....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/24 2:51 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

Could be that, too. Love how this looks like a scene out of a movie. 

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/10/24 2:53 p.m.

chandler
chandler MegaDork
6/10/24 2:55 p.m.
Kreb (Forum Supporter) said:

Any pics of the 124 to the left?

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
6/10/24 3:00 p.m.

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