Free for All Gallery Part Two

This picture is an HDR photo made up of 9 photos combined and tone mapped in Photomatix Pro.
It is a shot from the park at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand and had to go off the beaten trail a bit to get this one, sorry native trees.
I particularly liked the autumn colours and tranquil setting of the fountain in the middle, good place to chill.
Nikon D40X
Exposures between 1/30th and 1/4000th of a sec
-Darren Clayworth

Shot from inside a car at a parking lot.
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
-Taishi Matusmoto

I was sitting in a canoe this weekend when I saw a pair of Osprey trying to catch some fish. They were unsuccessful. I shot this with my Nikon D40 using the 55-200mm lens and the Program setting. The camera choose f/5.6, 1/400s and ISO 200. Don't worry, I'm sure they got some fish later...
-Peter Berg

Not too much to say about this one, this tiny little dragon fly landed on a wall outside of my house so I ran inside and got my camera. I used this old crappy russian lens that wasn't made for my camera so no matter what aperture I put, it always comes out with a very small depth of field.
Canon Rebel XSi
Zenit 85mm lens w/ adapter
f/ 2,8
ISO 100
-Humbert Fleitas

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/250 sec.
Red bulb and flash

Canon 5D with 24-105 F/4
27 shots using bracketing.
This shot was taken at a new Brooklyn park next to the promenade. It is an HDR Panorama converted to black and white.
-Yan Zverev

Popcorn Evolution
Nikon D80
100mm macro
Manual Setting
F/8 at 1/200 ISO 400
Used my SB-600 Flash hand held to the side
Got the idea while eating lunch one day. This was 3 separate pieces of popcorn from the same bag. I took the shots and combined into a single photo.
-Ben Lawson

Equipment: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55
Exposure time 1/800 at F5
ISO: 800
Manual Focus
-Lionel Caines

This is a picture taken in my backyard. Not sure what type of flower. This was taken with a Nikon D40 with a standard 35-55mm lens. SB-600 Flash set to 1/64. Everything else was pretty standard, auto focus, so I'm not sure of the settings.
-Paul Doty

Nikon D5000
Nikkor 10-24mm
Manfrotto Tripod
Exposure: 12 seconds
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 200
This is a long exposure of a carnival ride that swings back and forth and spins simultaneously. Nothing fancy, I just opened the shutter in bulb mode and exposed until I was content.
-Daniel DeChiaro

Picture of the wife's flowers taken under natural daylight. Used macro extension tubes to get real up close to the center of the flower. Shot using a Canon EOS Rebel T2i Aperture priority mode F 16 aperture at 1/45 sec shutter speed shot at 100 ISO EF-S 18-55mm F/ 3.5-5.6 IS lens at 41mm focal length with a combination of extension tubes manual focus
-John McNamara

Tripod mounted Fujifilm s100fs / 1/250s / F11 / ISO100 / fl 7.1mm / Multiple images manually combined using GIMP.
-Mike Case

Nikon D300s
AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1 : 2.8D
ISO 400
-Andon Espeseth

This shot is was taken on a hike through Cook Forest in Pennsylvania. The morning dew had collected on the tree fungus. Shot using an Olympus E-520 with a Zuiko OM 50mm and OM:4/3 adapter and macro extension tubes.
-Julie Urban

Sony DSC-W180
ISO 100
Came across a hole in a white wooden fence and decided to focus through it to my sister behind. Shot it in black and white.
-Aaron Lovell

Fishtown section of Philadelphia with a Canon 7D, 18-200mm lens. I just thought the van was interesting and lots of nice angles popped into frame when I crouched down.
-Alexandra DelVacchio


Canon T1i 50MM and a short extension tube. f5.6 , 1/400 Sec , iso 400. I was taking a walk through the park and I spotted something jumping around. He/She stopped just long enough to get this shot off.
-Tom Marshick

The look in my cats eyes when I took the photo was classic. She was looking out the window from her cat tower as the sun was setting so I decided to snap a few shots and she looked at me when she heard the click of the camera. Taken with my canon 300d. ISO 100, exposure 1/200 f/2.8 focal length 55mm take with my prime lens.
-Brian Moyno

A nice Mother's Day trip to the zoo. Used my Nikon D5000 with my 55-200 lens.
-Wendy Warren

Nikon D50
Nikon 24-120mm Lens
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
I slowed down my shutter to1/20 and tracked the cab while I shot so I could stop the cab's motion and have the background blurred. Then I used PS to make the background black and white and keep the vibrant yellow of the cab.
-John McGrail

Shot at Sullivan Hall NYC. Caught a member of "The Departed" in a moment of contemplation.
Canon XTI, 50mm prime, F4, 1/60, external flash.
-Timothy Schubert

I photographed our cat Pixie while she was looking at the windows, with my Canon 50D with a 100mm macro lens (settings : f/2.8, 1/80sec, ISO 400).
-Céline Ruffino.

taken in gas works park in seattle
nikon d5000, stock lens
f11, 1/1000, iso 200
-dee m'lee

This photo is from the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. It is a closeup of the trail left behind billowing in the sky. I used a Canon Rebel T1i.
-Sally Reece

This is a picture of the Engineering 2 building at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It was taken with an iPhone 2G in the afternoon, around 4pm, when the sun was a bit lower in the sky. The distortion you see in the foreground is something I've been experimenting with, and is done in-camera.
-Benjamin Bunch

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 100
F-Stop: f/8
Focal Length: 55mm
Flash: Built-in flash used
-Drew Elias

This was taken at the corner of Jackson and Wabash in Chicago. I took a few shots (with a tripod and remote shutter of course) and layered them in Photoshop. Color corrections were made using Lightroom.
Canon 7D
EF 18-55 @18mm
ISO 320
1/800 sec
-Michael Salisbury

I snagged this shot shortly after the sun set on a cloudy afternoon, bokeh is something that I find very interesting. This particular picture was taken with my canon eos 450D and a standard 18-55mm lens at 55mm 1/15 f5.6 ISO 1600.
-Jorge Meza

I was walking around during the Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays gaming hoping for a good shot off the roof of the game. I was not allowed up top but on my way I saw this shot and loved the lighting and mood. I used my Nikon D700 with my Nikkor 17-35 AF wide angle lens.

This entry was captured using an Olympus FE210 7.1 MP point-and-shoot camera. I got this shot after a light rain shower and just in a nick of time before a heavier one started. After shooting the picture, I used Windows Live Photo Gallery edit it.
-Immanuel Smith

Camera: Canon Digital EOS Rebel XS
Lens Ap: f/5.7
ISO: 400
shutter speed: 1/41 sec
-Gretchen Hargrove

Camera: Nikon CoolPix S51
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
ISO: 100
F-Stop: f/3.3
Focal Length: 6.3mm
I was at a friends beach wedding over the weekend and was able to catch a great sunset.
-Mindy Moo

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Focal Length: 86.4
FNumber: 4.4
Exposure time: 1/80
I saw this squirrel right outside my window chowing down on some leafy stuff on the gutter, so I thought It'd be a perfect opportunity to get some shots of it.
-Alex Baldwin

This picture was taken at the IC4A Collegiate Track and Field Championships in Princeton, NJ. The picture is of the 5k championship race, run on Friday night. Photo Details: Rebel Xti, 28-90mm lens, 1600 ISO, 1/15s, f/4.5.
-Brian Monetti

My photo for this week's challenge was taken in a department store, through the edge of a plexiglass display.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 in macro mode.
ISO 400
-Phil Gullett

Captured with a Nikon D60 at F/7.1, 1/100sec, ISO-200, at 270mm focal length. Found this guy in the Philadelphia Zoo, did some HDR post processing in Photomatrix.
-Brad Fitzpatrick

Camera: Canon XTi
Lens: 24-70mm F/2.4L
Setup: HUGE Bronze statue at a gallery in the middle of nowhere Ohio; shot from below to expose the sky and edited to add range.
-Matthew Neuman

Those are Azrieli towers in Tel Aviv, Israel. The photo is called ‘Rush'.
Shot with Nikon D90, 18-105 kit lens. Taken with B+W ND1000 filter in order to gain 2.5 sec. exposure at bright sunlight.
-Yuri Polyakov

the night had barely any clouds and the stars were out, and the sun was just going down, so i had a prefect opportunity. just taken from my deck. canon 50d with a 17-85mm lens, iso 200, 15 seconds shutter speed, and f/stop of 5.
-Jordan Mudrack

iPhone camera using Hipstamatic.
Lens: Jimmy
Film: Ina's 1969
Flash: Off
-Mark Sansone

Camera: Canon 450D EOS, Canon 0.25m/0.8f lens (EFS 18-55mm), auto focus, ISO 100;18mm;f/5,6;1/80sec, black & white from the camera settings, without flash.
-Alex Iacob

Taken near Port Renfrew
camera held upside down
some level adjustment in ps
5d II

My wife gave birth to a baby girl last Sunday- Mother's Day- and we spent the last couple days taking various prop photos with our little Grace.
Shot settings:
ISO 200
-Lance Sugden

This photo was shot from the balcony of the Cabo Azul Resort in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Shot on a tripod with no flash using Canon 5d Mk II, Canon EF L16-35mm. ISO 400, 30", f/6.3, 16MM. White balance correction and "Fill Light" using Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta 2.
-Bryan Lebo

In landquart, at a Lavazza coffee shop - Late Macchiato.
Nikon D90, very much overexposed, then darkened in Picasa.
-Nils Rohwer

Nikon D700
14-24 f/ 2.8 Nikkor Lens
0.6 second shutter speed
ISO 640
I changed EV on photoshop and tonemapped in photomatrix
-Darrell Nielsen

Photo taken with Canon Rebel XT, AEB+/-2 (0.2s, 0.8s, 3.2s), f/4.5, ISO 200, shot on a tripod. HDR processing and colour correction in photoshop.
-Jim Gorski

Canon 450D
18-55mm Kit Lens
ISO 640
1/320sec Exposure
A crazy intense cat that comes to visit me quite often, only thing I shot this weekend!
-Nathan Cunningham

The flame in the lower left is a lighter I couldn't get out of frame fast enough.
Canon 7D, 100mm macro lens.
Manual: f/11, 1/125 second, ISO-1600.
LED spot on the right, mirror on the left, LCD monitor turned off as the background.
- David Lee

-Marli Thilges

Shot with a Canon Rebel XS, kit lens, 55mm, f/36, ISO-400, 3.2 second exposure.
Picture is of the TV in my bedroom.
-Jon King

Olympus E-500
40-150 mm lens (set to 40)
I went out to take some long exposure photographs of our local bridge at night. I was able to create this photo with pictures taken just before night fall which allowed me to catch the sunset as well as the bridge already being lit up. The picture was created by taking 11 pictures with varying exposure lengths from 1/13 sec to 60 sec and creating an HDR photograph using photoshop
-Alejandro Torress

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
F-Stop: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/60 sec
ISO speed: 280
Focal length: 70mm
Metering mode: Pattern
Flash 1: 580EX II Placed to the left behind subject on a tripod pointing at the ceiling setting it to 1/8 power. For the red lighting effect I poured rasberry vodka into a ziplock and set it ontop of the off camera flash. For the on camera flash I used a Gary Fong diffuser and set it to -3EV
Flash 2: Camera pop up flash with Gary Fong diffuser set to -3Ev and used to trigger the off-camera 580EX II
the flashes were triggered using the Canon 7D built-in IR triggering and Canon remote.
-Omar Ihsan

Wasted a beautiful day taking pictures of random stuff.
Waited until nightfall for this picture off my balcony.
D700 + 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm f/7.1 ISO200 6 seconds stabilized on a tripod.
-Aaron Hwang

This was taken with my Canon EOS rebel Xs
1/200s , f/5.6, ISO 200
-Jay Sadaram

HDR consisting of 5 images taken while on a walk in the park (hard to
find trees in DC!)
Used qtpfsgui for HDR stitching, GIMP for image scaling
Images taken with Canon Rebel XS, ISO 1600, f/18, exposure time varied
from 1/6 to 1/99. Kit lens EF-S 18-55mm
-Joseph Galante

Taken with a Canon XSi with an 18-55mm kit lens at ISO 800 and at 1/30 of a
second. The picture was taken at an old copper mining plant where it
dumped the waste sand out into Lake Superior.
-Forrest Sherman

Nikon D5000
AF-S Nikkor 18-55 Lens
F 3.5
30 second exposures
The photo was taken of a dock on Lake George from Cleverdale, NY using a series of sixty 30 seconds exposures. For the final exposure, I utilized illumination light painting to achieve more foreground detail. The exposures were stacked in photoshop.
-Brian Fraile