Atheist Photography Club

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Atheist Photography Club

For the most part we photographers see the world as it truly is through the lens of a camera which is what we also strive to do as atheists and skeptics. Photographers of all skill levels welcome.

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Comment by Marx on August 15, 2011 at 5:10pm

I am very fortunate to have ten acres in a rural area, but I am still fairly close to the coast.  We get a lot of birds here (we have two ponds) in addition to a lot of other wildlife.  It's a great place for nature photography.

 

I visited your flickr site and you've got some great images there. The fireworks photos are wonderful.  I haven't tried that yet, but I got a pretty good lightening capture recently.

 

I do not have a true macro lens, but I was amazed at some of the results that I got just adding some cheap extenders to my existing lenses.  It turned out to be a great solution until I can afford to buy more lenses.

 

There doesn't seem to be a lot of activity in this group. Have you been to Digital Photography School? They have a very active forum and I have posted a lot of photos there. Check it out if you haven't been there before.

Comment by Richard Healy on August 15, 2011 at 7:55am
Marx, you live somewhere very beautiful with so much diverse wildlife - I am jealous!

The things I could do with a Macro Lens!

Am awaiting employment so I can save up and buy a Sigma 15mm f2.8 Diagonal Fish Eye lens - a mere snip at £500 off Amazon.  *rolleyes* - then all I need is a new tripod and a proper panoramic head  - and I'll add panoramas to me list.

Birthday at end of the month, so I've asked for an Intervalometer which will let me get into doing time lapses and exposures longer than 30 secs.
Comment by Richard Healy on August 15, 2011 at 7:40am

Patience! ;-)

I ended up using erasers to boost the card up to get them into a better line of sight plus it made them more manoeuvrable  - too often the maglite would collide with the cards and spin them around, knock them over. etc.  So ease of repositioning evolved out of necessity and the erasers were just about the right height!

Yes, I realised not long after I asked - I thought though you'd meant somewhere else on the internet!  Still nice to know we have more than one thing in common.

That is an awesome photo! - Wow!

Anything I take I like goes here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardhealy450d/sets/

Comment by Marx on August 15, 2011 at 7:35am

That's terrific. Very creative. I was aware of the maglite technique, but was not sure how you got the cards to stand on corner.  We know each other from the GayAtheists group on this forum.  Most of my photography is nature-related.  Below is a recent capture of a Great Blue Heron.  If you would like to see more, go to PhotoByMarx.com

 

 

Comment by Richard Healy on August 15, 2011 at 6:35am

File under: "How I did it."

 

 

 

 


Comment by Richard Healy on August 15, 2011 at 6:20am

Hi Marx,

Do we know each other from elsewhere then?

I did take those photos.  Thank you so much!

There are more here

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvF98kM

Exif data:
Camera Canon EOS 450D + 1x Maglite(!)
Exposure 15
Aperture f/22.0
Focal Length 18 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
White Balance: Incandescent

I did a long exposure (15 seconds) using an unscrewed maglite on a string, twirling it round some jumbo playing cards held upright on blu-tac propped up on erasers. 

I also draped my monitor in a black-dress I bought for £1 at a charity thrift shop.

Closed the door and curtains and voila!

Comment by Marx on August 15, 2011 at 6:01am
Hey Richard - Marx, here.  It's good to run into you in another forum.  Did you take those photos?  They are amazing!  How did you do that?
Comment by Richard Healy on August 15, 2011 at 5:26am

What Dread Sorcery is this?

"Ungodly"

 

 

"Fiend"

 

 

"Ghostly"

 




Comment by Marx on July 27, 2011 at 6:54am

Hey everyone,  I just found this group.  I've been on Atheist Nexus for a while but didn't realize there was a photography club here. I've enjoyed photography most of my life, but have gotten more serious about it recently, after purchasing a decent camera and lens setup.  Looking forward to sharing photos with you.

-Marx

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 20, 2011 at 9:11pm

I have a nature section in my photographias sector../page... enjoy! Enjoy the outcome of macro bigtime. cya!

 

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