Featured Forum Thread: Florida and SC Vacation by WestOkid

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by WestOkid, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I took a 2 week vacation down to Hilton Head South Carolina and then drove down to Orlando Florida. On the way, I made pit stops in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. I even made a detour to Cocoa Beach. Needless to say, compiled quite a few pictures with and without the family. I took the Nex 5t and 3 lenses. The SELP18105G (never leave home without it), Rokinon 12mm, and the SEL50. Here are a few shots from the trip. I know many my be turned of by borders, but my wife wanted me to put something together for coffee table books. It will be a tradition going forward. I thought it was a good idea and a nice way to share my hobby with friends and family. Let me know what you think. Now for the pictures:

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    Hope I didn't screw up the post. Been busy, I am posting during my lunch which I should have taken 2 hours ago. :)

    Hope you all enjoy!
     
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  2. tomrock

    tomrock TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 18, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Great set of pictures!
     
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  3. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Stunning shots Gary! And the coffee table book idea is a really good one.
     
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  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary

    Thanks Steve. I initially didn't want to do the coffee table thing, but came around. I think it will be a great way to have show an old fashioned hardcopy of pictures. Now-a-days, even when people are over and they want to see pictures I have to fire up the laptop. It's just not as intimate as perusing threw hardcopies.
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Wow! You got some great shots there, Gary. Where are you getting the coffee table book done? That's a great way to have your trip photos available to those who'd like to see them.
     
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  6. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks David. The wife and kids are now in Tampa with relatives. I had to come back home because I have a day job. :(
    Anyway, my wife said she wrote it down somewhere. I will let you know when she gets back this weekend.
     
  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Some great shots...and I like the black borders !
    Was "Friendship Fountain" colored water, colored lights, or post processing that you did?
     
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  8. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    The fountain is constantly changing; the colors, the size, the flow pattern. I just had to wait awhile to get the timing and the colors I wanted and couple that with a slow shutter for the effect you see. It is even prettier in person.
     
  9. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

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    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
    Bob
    Wow! I like all of them! Great work.
     
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  10. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thank you all for the feature. What a nice way to complete the vacation.
     
  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Gotta to agree with everybody Gary - very nice set of photos!!! I particulary like the ones of the Cocoa Beach the most :thumbup:
    Congrats on the feature too ;)
     
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  12. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Some stellar shots.
     
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  13. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Such a great collection, like the idea of the coffee table book. also spied your nice domke bag ;D
     
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  14. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Wow. You're improving. Great job !


    Envoyé de mon iPhone à l'aide de TalkEmount
     
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  15. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks IZ. I really appreciate the recognition coming from you.
     
  16. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks. I love that bag.
     
  17. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks. I love that bag. I had to get it in the selfie. :)
     
  18. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    haha yeah I have one also, serves me well :)
     
  19. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    David - So I spoke to my wife and as obvious as it sounds, she was going to have the book done by Flickr. I didn't even know they did books. You can have a 20 page hard cover done for $35. $25 with TRAV14 coupon code.

    https://www.flickr.com/create/
     
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  20. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    By the way, what PP on the Hilton Beach ? Looks like a very light HDR but not sure. Smooth colors on the boat.