Fourth of July - Looking for American Flag Pics

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by paradiddle, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. paradiddle

    paradiddle

    880
    Jun 1, 2007
    U.S.A
    With the fourth of July just around the corner........I would like to see some great American Flag pictures? Conditions, equipment, settings would be appreciated. We have a couple of pretty large flags that I am aware of in the area, and I would like to learn from others to make my own shot.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Look for a day with a nice blue sky with a few clouds and a little breeze:>)))

    Tale several pics. Maybe a few with slow shutter and perhaps f11 - f16

    Search pbase for flags. Prob a bunch

    Here is the only one I have. Taken with my D100 when I first got a DSLR
    Sigma 28-135 lens. Have no idea what the settings were.
    38282603.
     
  3. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Gary,

    Gale gives good advice in "Take several pics".
    I always, if time allows, try different angles and settings.

    Work it!


    Your wise to do your homework ahead of time.
    Sorry I don't have any flag shots, but a Google image
    search can show you plenty.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Here is mine

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  5. Trey USAF

    Trey USAF Guest

    I will take a few from the base here, and post.
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Dave there are two http:// in your link... Will not show
     
  7. thanksGale!
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    You bet pal
     
  9. paradiddle

    paradiddle

    880
    Jun 1, 2007
    U.S.A
    Thanks to all so far. I like the sunsets but its more for the sunsets. I do like the one on the barn. I think I like Daves close up the best so far. Please keep posting. I have a couple that I will post soon.
     
  10. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    Shot while testing out my 55-200, around the time that President Ford died and hence the flag at half staff.

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  11. Here are a couple from Memorial Day 2006 in the small town where I used to work...not a large flag but a bunch of smaller ones. D70 & 70-200vr

    71656070-L.

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  12. paradiddle

    paradiddle

    880
    Jun 1, 2007
    U.S.A
    Mason - I really like both of these.
     
  13. Here is mine, my favorite. It was shot with a 70/200 2,8. at 100MM at 2 sec exp, and F4 in manual, with a rear curtain flash.


    original.
     
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  14. paradiddle

    paradiddle

    880
    Jun 1, 2007
    U.S.A
    TomP - Nice, Real Nice! I don't understand the rear curtain flash. Also using a 70-200 how far were you from the flag? My (1) SB-600 doesnt reach very far.
     
  15. Gary I looked up the shooting data and made a few changes, I was almost right, but could not remember the focal lenght and F stop.

    I was abougt 30 to 35 feet ftom the flag, the SB800 is good to about 25 or 30 feet (I think??), and in the dark maybe a little bit more with some adjusment.
    I shot this many times and was not happy with the results, then I remembered my rear curtain flash, and at that moment I knew what the image would look like. A friend turned me on to rear curtain for many different uses. The basic is if you use a slow shutter speed, the rear curtain stays open after the flash fires, allowing ambient light such as light fixtures and such to enrich and warm the pic, after the flash has captured the initial image and movement. What we have here, is in essence a double exposure, Give it a try.
     
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