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  • Bit by the photo bug / NYC - tristate area shots

    Hey guys,
    After a ten year break from photography, recently got back into it with the purchase of a Fuji point and shoot. Well, I returned it and went DSLR, grabbed a Nikon and a wide angle. Here's some of my shots from the last three weeks, the top nine are dslr, the bottom ten are with the fuji point and shoot:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109106@N06/
    http://www.myspace.com/dahkter

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    Dahkter, I think these are gorgeous shots by any measure! You've really captured a lot of the area near your home in a gorgeous manner. I hesitate in pointing out anything specifically because all of it is so beautiful, but I really love the bridge shots and the family looking for jellyfish because the capture not just the image but an elusive emotion and vibe. But those Coney Island shots, building shots, etc. showcase your love and appreciation of NY and Brooklyn, and when you can live in a place for so long and still feel a fresh energy, that's a beautiful thing.

    I have the Nikon D80's predecessor, the D50, and really love that as well. I'm currently using an 18-70mm lens, but intend on getting the 18-200mm DX VR lens soon (some of you may remember that Express Cameras bait-and-switch debacle I encountered a couple of weeks ago).
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    • #3
      WOW! those shots are amazing... i wish i could take pictures like that!!!

      Congrats.. the 10 year retirement didnt screw your skills!

      I have a point and shot panasonic

      I love photography, and i would like to take it a little bit more seriously. even with my crappy camera i have taken good pics that people like. But for more seious work... on a budget what would you guys recommend? The canon s3 is supposed to have near DSLR quality...

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      • #4
        Ken, Mobo,
        Many thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I really enjoyed taking these shots, it's a lot of fun to see someting and try to capture it on film (or onto a digital sesnsor).
        I'm happy with these shots, especially the fact that I did no cropping and no post processing. They came straight from the C Drive to flickr.
        It reminds me of recording songs with no quantization and no autotune, there's something nice about it...
        Thanks again for the kind words.
        http://www.myspace.com/dahkter

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        • #5
          Maybe I need to start a "post your cool photos here" sticky thread.
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          • #6
            Jellyfish and the Stauts of liberty shots were 10's.

            I love how 90% of the statue shot is of the sky. That gives a really interesting perspective/connotation to the image.

            I understand that ancient parachute ride at Coney Island may be gone within a year to make room for luxury condos. Too bad.

            Taking pictures of the Brooklyn bridge these days is brave. It just might result in a personal visit from the homeland security folks.

            God I love NY.
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            • #7
              "bk bridge at night" is a great shot, seems to me!
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              • #8
                Maybe I need to start a "post your cool photos here" sticky thread.


                I see there is a lot of photo lovers on the forums...

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                • #9
                  I should be able to post some "SD fire damage" pictures over the next few days...

                  Is that too morbid of a subject?
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                  • #10
                    Cool. It always amazes me how two people with the same camera can take completely different shots of the same thing. My photos look like... well lets just say they ain`t pretty. Nice Work!

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                    • #11
                      That's some nice work. Photography is something I've always wanted to explore, but you can only have so many time suckers I guess.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback.
                        And a 10 from Kendrix, I feel like an olympic figure skater, nice!
                        http://www.myspace.com/dahkter

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                        • #13
                          Good eye. Good choice of cameras.

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                          • #14
                            Hey, I know where that monarch is sitting cause I took similar picture 2 years ago... Great gallery and great pics...

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                            • #15
                              The Nikon DSLRs are really great cameras. That little cheapy D40 DSLR has got to be one of the best deals in DSLR cameras now. I have a D50 and am very happy with it.

                              Again, great photos. You obviously haven't lost your sense of composition. Take a bow!
                              Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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