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DrMoab
November 1st, 2010, 06:30
As most of you who are into photography know, usually the best time to shoot photos is in what is often called "The golden hour" which is usually a couple of hours just after the sun rises and a couple of hours before it sets.

This months assignment you should use that as a guide.

Photos need to be taken in the month of November.

Photos using your jeep as a subject or used as a means to get you to the place you shot your photo is a good idea.

HeepSpeed
November 2nd, 2010, 10:43
oh heck yea! I'm heading out to Mojave next weekend...I hope to get some AWESOME sunset/sunrise shots. There will be at least one XJ with my group so I'll try to get our vehicles in!
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Handlebars
November 3rd, 2010, 06:46
The Golden Hour isn't just about sunsets. When the sun is low in the sky it gives excellent side lighting that brings out texture and shape much better than when it is high overhead. The light is also a warmer color which I like for people photos. At twilight when the sun is just below the horizon but the sky is lit you will have a much softer, but still somewhat directional light that is lower in contrast. The color of that light will vary from really blue from a clear sky to orange or red if you have a lot of clouds. Go ahead and take your sunset photos but look around you to see what the light is doing to nearby subjects... jeeps, people, landscapes. :)

old_man
November 3rd, 2010, 06:49
Where I come from the Golden hour is the first hour after an injury/accident. Would you like some nice pix of blood and gore? :laugh:

97XJ2
November 10th, 2010, 11:40
Unfortunately I haven't been traveling as much, or been able to get out and about like I used to. But I'll do what I can.

WebDog
November 10th, 2010, 15:08
oh heck yea! I'm heading out to Mojave next weekend...I hope to get some AWESOME sunset/sunrise shots. There will be at least one XJ with my group so I'll try to get our vehicles in!
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X2 Im bringing my D300 with me!

HeepSpeed
November 10th, 2010, 15:34
X2 Im bringing my D300 with me!
You're going to have some competition from my brother and Andy. They each have some pretty slick cameras as well. May the best photographer win.

We should have a Mojave Prize for best photo. :eyes:

GSequoia
November 10th, 2010, 22:02
X2 Im bringing my D300 with me!

Did you clean the half pound of dust out of it?

xjblue
November 10th, 2010, 23:01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/xjblue/Photography/52%20Week%20Project/Northfields2010_01.jpg

> Right before the sun went behind the mountains (1/2 hour before sunset)
> Taken last week on Nov 4th
< wasn't able to involve a Jeep though :(

- Shot in Program Auto, monochrome, exp bias at -1, raw + jpeg
- using the jpeg file and Gimp 2 post production consisted of moderate levels adjustments, resizing & saving for the web, a light sharpening via unsharp mask, and saving again.
c&c welcome.

jakeWI
November 11th, 2010, 11:01
great pic XJblue! very eye catching. great balance of light and shadow. those trees make a great focal point.

xjblue
November 12th, 2010, 09:34
Thanks for your comments Jake!

Handlebars
November 14th, 2010, 20:30
I'll take a stab at it Jared. It is a beautiful photo in need of a strong foreground element. Too bad there wasn't a elk or a horse in that field! How about cropping down to the two glowing trees and a little bit of the fence at the bottom of the frame? I love the way golden leaves are rendered in black n white. Is that the subject here?

5-90
November 14th, 2010, 20:41
Where I come from the Golden hour is the first hour after an injury/accident. Would you like some nice pix of blood and gore? :laugh:

That's what I'd first thought - I'd heard of that "Golden Hour" much more often than the photographer's "Golden Hour."

Just shows, I suppose, that there can still be language barriers among people all speaking the same language!:shhh::read:

Handlebars
November 21st, 2010, 14:06
I was a few minutes early for what I consider the Golden Hour but I was rapidly running out of moon. Some people consider this a Blue Moon as it is the third out of four full moons this season. The next full moon will be a red one as it will be totally eclipsed.
http://www.fototime.com/7BEA34E337AEAE5/orig.jpg

A difference of just a few minutes gave much nicer light... the Golden Hour.
http://www.fototime.com/5CD710755B74451/orig.jpg

97XJ2
November 22nd, 2010, 11:36
You've seriously got to stop that.

Looks good though.

GSequoia
November 22nd, 2010, 11:49
I'd suggest we take away Alex's cameras and give him an old Polaroid but he'd still probably take better photos than anybody else!

Handlebars
November 22nd, 2010, 20:16
Hey, with good light you don't need a good camera to make good photos. The moon shot took my D700, 70-200mm f2.8 lens and considerable time with Photoshop to bring the foreground exposure up to match the moon. I am still not satisfied with the result. I plan on trying it again on a morning when the moon sets just after sunrise, instead of before as in this case. The WJ poser shot is straight out of my pocket cam - no adjustments needed. I think that is Ryan's point here. Light is everything.

DrMoab
November 23rd, 2010, 06:28
I think that is Ryan's point here. Light is everything.

:thumbup: I had really high hopes about getting out and shooting this month. November usually produces some really neat light with the weather but with work slamming me for the first half of the month and the last half sitting on my but recovering from surgery I haven't had the chance to do anything.

HeepSpeed
November 23rd, 2010, 08:23
The yellow vehicle is Webdog's XJ.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zJKM8sQf0OY/TOLnToSgEXI/AAAAAAAAAU4/_klRvXG2nyA/s1600/MR031.jpg

Sorry I don't have a Jeep anymore:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zJKM8sQf0OY/TOLnWYijw0I/AAAAAAAAAU8/Hohws54VL5Y/s1600/MR032.jpg

karstic
November 30th, 2010, 23:39
Mt Whitney sunrise

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/karstic/IMG_2016.jpg

PhotographerMike
December 1st, 2010, 12:47
I know it was taken a day early, but it goes well with the one above.

Mount Whitney, sunset from our hotel room in Lone Pine.

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc348/MikesPhotospace/4%20NAXJA/OwensWhitSunRays.jpg