View Full Version : Leed's Photo thread - 56k, you know the drill

08-11-2006, 10:43 AM
Well, as a select few of you know, I have gradually picked up a new hobby throughout the years. No, not paintball, photography. Though I'm stuck using a camera that can't do anything well, and has a broken flash, I thought I'd share some of my photo's. And no, they're not entirely snapshots, but yes, I took most of them without setting them up. IE: I was walking around, say, DisneyLand, and I saw something that would look cool, and took a picture of it.

So, I think most of these pictures are resized, but I'm not sure. But have a look. Be aware, none of these are photoshopped, as I don't have the time to deal with photoshop right now, so here are the pictures as they were taken.

1. This one I did set up, it's pretty obvious what it is, and I was bored when I took this photo.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp356%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A476%3B%3A%3A33nu0mrj

2. The next few were taken in Disney Land (Epcot - Japan and China) - This one was in Japan, I think, and as you can see, it's a waterfall.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp347%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A47736534nu0mrj

3. This one, I believe, was in China, and it had just stopped raining, and I felt like toying with macro.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp355%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A476%3C889%3Cnu0mrj

4. This, in China, was a lilypad, I wanted to get closer and get some different pictures of the beaded water, but it was fenced off. I really don't like how half of the lily pads you see are dead, otherwise this would have been a good picture.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp348%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A47736539nu0mrj

Errr, my computer is acting up. So I'll edit some more pictures in later.


So my computer works now? WTF?

5. This was somewhere, I don't know where, but it was a little bridge going ontop of a small waterfall area or something. Used macro for this (digital though, no super lense's)
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp347%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773653%3Cnu0mrj

6. Same as above, decided to go for a rule of thirds abiding picture
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp356%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773%3A8%3B9nu0mrj

7. This was actually in Animal Kingdom, the picture is underexposed because the light was sun was covered, but the areas that are white on the clouds, when you looked at them, were extremely bright, and I thought it looked cool. Sorta looked like heaven, you know?
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp348%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A47736543nu0mrj

8. This is a snapshot from a long time ago, nothing special. That's my little baby cousin, Isabella. No BS please.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp34%3B%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466% 3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773%3A926nu0mrj

9. This is my guitar. I set it up, and yeah, that is a Dunlop Tires Vinyl, I got it in the mail for some reason... -shrugs- and it would look funny on my car. This one is a little fuzzy.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp347%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773%3A938nu0mrj

10. Another of the above:
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp352%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A47736558nu0mrj

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08-11-2006, 11:09 AM
11. The rear end of my guitar, this one is my background right now, except it's 10 times bigger. The ball ends of my strings are color coded, so I personally think it would look better if they were all just nickle.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp347%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773%3A939nu0mrj

12. Fretboard + Strings + Manual Macro = This
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp348%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773%3A93%3Anu0mrj

13. My brothers girlfriend took this, I like it, but it looks a lot better fullsize. And I should probably crop this one a little.
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp348%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A4773655%3Bnu0mrj

14. I think my brother took this one, pretty amazing, I have no idea what this is though (nature wise, anyone know?)
http://images1.snapfish.com/3478555%3B%3B%7Ffp358%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3E WSNRCG%3D3233%3A47736563nu0mrj

EDIT: adding more

15. Another one of the above:
http://images1.snapfish.com/347858%3B79%7Ffp356%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3EWS NRCG%3D3233%3A47736564nu0mrj

16. An extended shuttertime of a carosouel (major sp problem) in Universal Studios:
http://images1.snapfish.com/347858%3B79%7Ffp355%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3EWS NRCG%3D3233%3A4773%3A945nu0mrj

17. Another one like the above, of the Universal Studios Glove thing:
http://images1.snapfish.com/347858%3B79%7Ffp348%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3EWS NRCG%3D3233%3A47736567nu0mrj

http://images1.snapfish.com/347858%3B79%7Ffp347%3Enu%3D328%3B%3E859%3E466%3EWS NRCG%3D3233%3A47736568nu0mrj

08-11-2006, 11:15 AM
WoW! Those are nice, I really like the macro ones most. What kind of guitar is that btw?

Thats real nice photography.

08-11-2006, 11:42 AM
very very nice

08-11-2006, 12:25 PM
Haha, looks nice leed. I think #14 is just a sunset/rise that blurred up ... :p.

... Hmm... i don't think it's your PC that acts up. Sometimes the edit doesn't work for me. Like half the box of the edit is filled in, and the icons don't work at all. Is that what happens for you too ??

08-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Nice :D

08-11-2006, 04:27 PM
#12 is awesome. I need to get out and use my camera.

08-11-2006, 06:25 PM
Heh Asian skills....

08-11-2006, 06:37 PM
Nice pics man....

08-11-2006, 06:49 PM
Like the Dunlop stickers on your guitar

08-11-2006, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll be adding to this thread whenever I get more pictures.

WoW! Those are nice, I really like the macro ones most. What kind of guitar is that btw?

Thats real nice photography.

It's nothing you have probably heard of. 6 string (obviously) Austin Rock guitar. Got it for 125, great guitar, I would take it over a Squire or Fender Strat any day, sounds great, I just wish I had a whammy bar. This thing is amazing for 125, sounds great, and is durable (I have a few nicks in it, from my amp somehow..)

08-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)

Just took this about 10 minutes ago. My subject was being uncooperative :dodgy:, so I just took what I could. This was the best of the bunch. :(


Edit: No post processing, just added a border and tag or whatever its called. I played around with it, but the colors wouldn't come out right, the picture in its original form showed her color the best.

08-12-2006, 06:02 PM
Looks good Chris! I'd like to see some more of your photos.

08-12-2006, 06:12 PM
I need to take more pics. I hardly ever take pics.

08-12-2006, 07:13 PM
Leed, I hope you don't mind. Here is one of my cool shots... If you want it out of your thread let me know.

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1143/splashka2.jpg (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=splashka2.jpg)

08-12-2006, 07:26 PM
Not at all, Dan. Anyone can post pictars here. So long as they're legit, and not just an asshat picture.

12-03-2006, 01:20 PM
So I'm adding a few of, what I feel are, my best photos. I finally got a new camera!











12-03-2006, 01:26 PM





I'm expanding my areas of photography. I've never been very good at portraits.. so I was trying it out some. Though, I've been told that it doesn't look good when the subject isn't looking at the camera. I can imagine it that way if it is set up to look a certain way, but personally find it to be more -natural- if they're not looking at the camera. Much to that extent, my friends weren't exactly aware that I was taking a picture of them until they looked my way after hearing a shutter.

12-03-2006, 04:43 PM
you take good pictures, I suck soo bad at taking pics. Good work.

12-04-2006, 09:26 AM
Looking good leed.

Some of mine.

And yes I know my tag has a typo on the last photo, when I created it I messed up and didnt pay attention, now I am too lazy to fix it.

12-04-2006, 11:06 AM
nice photoraphy guys :tup:

12-04-2006, 03:01 PM
Some of my own:
These were taken with a 3.2 mega pixel Canon camera. I wish I had a DSLR :(

Sundial Bridge:




Random tree

These next photos were taken with my Canon EOS Rebel Ti film camera.




12-04-2006, 08:20 PM
My threads officially been hijacked. LOL.

Your pics are better then mine :(

12-05-2006, 05:05 AM
Leed, I thought you wanted us to share too, I just followed suit.

If that isnt what you want we can start a photo thread.

Oh and if you get the chance can you email me the 1st firefighter pic at full size, my brother is a volenteer firefighter when he isnt serving in Iraq. And that is a great photo :)

12-05-2006, 06:50 AM
In fear of getting left out here are some of mine ;) sorry leed



12-05-2006, 11:16 AM
You have grey hairs. I do too... haha.

Nice pics man. We should have a thread dedicated to pictures taken by members. (Not pictures of paintball, like scenery and abstract and such)

I should post some of my work.

Team Ramrod
12-05-2006, 11:42 AM

someone please turn that into the "mad props" thingy.

12-05-2006, 12:38 PM
someone please turn that into the "mad props" thingy.

I was going to put the :dodgy: in there but decided that the props look mad enough without it.

Team Ramrod
12-05-2006, 01:41 PM
rofl, thanks

01-21-2007, 04:14 PM
Some new photos, I decided to update:

I know this is big, but it looks better this way.

A little something I did. If you're curious, and not big on cars, it's a Nissan GTR34 Skyline
That's normally much larger.. But oh well..

Don't know if I threw this in here yet or not:

Tell me if you can see the difference between the following:



That's all for now. I have some more I think I'll process.

Team Ramrod
01-21-2007, 04:20 PM
you touched up her skin, first one there is a spot on her neck and some coloration on forehead, and in the second thats gone. looks like you did a good job too. :tup:

01-21-2007, 05:20 PM
In the first theres and ear ring and the second there isnt. Thats what i found and the missing frekle on her neck.

01-21-2007, 05:37 PM
neck freckles gone, and you got rid of the oily look on her face

01-21-2007, 06:17 PM
she got leeds chopsticks in her hair....

01-21-2007, 07:42 PM
hey leed, how did u do that pic of the nissan skyline

01-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Looking good leed.

Some of mine.

And yes I know my tag has a typo on the last photo, when I created it I messed up and didnt pay attention, now I am too lazy to fix it.

hey red if you wouldnt mind, i love that pic of the raindrops so could you send me that in a bigger size if you have one so i can put it on my desktop

01-21-2007, 09:06 PM
she got leeds chopsticks in her hair....
Hahaha, yeah, she did. LOL.

Anyways, yeah, most of you caught on, but I'm curious as to whether it looks like an improvement, or looks kinda funny. Look for all kinds of CC here, I'm open for space to improve. Especially since I just picked up on this technique.

yod3r - I did it in photoshop, took some time, but I outlined the whole thing.

It saddens me no one commented on the first picture. LOL, I liked that one a lot :( . Then again, I'd been wanting to do that shot for a looong arse time...

03-09-2007, 03:29 PM
Some shots from yesterdays Lacrosse game, since I couldn't play...

This first shot I liked, but I got too much sun...

That's all.. I was too lazy to photoshop any of them.. Therefor, I didn't. -_-;;

I also was shooting auto, because it was a hassle to be missing some good opportunities changing setups because in lacrosse.. you run up and down the field and I was on the bad side of the field..

Oscum Guy
03-09-2007, 05:14 PM
i rwally like the ones you did with macro. what is that thing that yer bros gf to a pic of?
And yes i can see the difference.

originally posted by leed:

eclipse hat.

Hob Hayward
03-09-2007, 05:22 PM
Last pic is the best IMO. Nice work.

03-10-2007, 02:10 PM
Last pic is the best IMO. Nice work.

I thought so as well. Those were the best I could get out of 300+ photos.. :shrugs:

Here are some more I took a while ago.
Of the moon, only reason was because of the "halo" around it. And that wasn't from the camera.

Fire.. I know you all love fire, LOL.

Bird -- And a new birdfeeder!

For those of you who like some of my old Macro Shots: