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  1. Dog Pic

    Thought I would post a pic of my dog as practice for future posts.
  2. Flying with camera equipment question

    Ironic, I am leaving for D.C. on Monday! Your post answered many of my questions about flying with photo equipment. This is my first trip to D.C. and I am looking forward to it. To all that have gone before I would love your food suggestions. Staying blocks from the capitol but we are planning to explore as much as possible. I checked out Phillip's and that looks interesting.
  3. Looking for a nice place to ice fish in South Dakota. Looking for either day houses or a nice sleeper. Can someone help me with some options? Looking for either Central or Eastern S.D.
  4. Night shooting

    One more question, what lens did you use for these shots? Any suggestions on which lens would work best for me from the ones I listed previously?
  5. Night shooting

    Wow, that is very kind of you. this is a great tutorial for me to follow. One thing I have realized is that my tripod is not as sound as I thought, it is moving which was part of my problem the other night. I also realize that even if I am out in the county my automatic pole light is going to be an issue. I will be printing off this thread and putting it in my bag.
  6. Night shooting

    Thank you very much,that is great information, just what I was looking for.
  7. I would like some advise on taking pictures of the moon and stars. Last night I went out and took some pictures and they did not turn out that great. I set my camera to the " bulb " setting and my ISO at 200. I left the shutter open for between four and 10 seconds. The star shots turned out better than the moon. I kept getting a red spot on the moon shots and it appeared the stars moved.....( do they move that fast ). I would like to try again. Here are my options for Lens's. Nikon 28 mm 2.8, Nikon 85 mm 1.8, kit lens 18-55 mm, kit 55-200 mm and a 300 mm Tamron. Which of these would be my best bet for lens? Also shutter speed and ISO assuming it is clear night. Thank you for any advise. I did use a tripod, remote shutter and I focused to infinity
  8. In the little falls area. I know of one in St. Cloud but no others more local to little falls.
  9. a few night shots

    The first one is great. I love the colors
  10. Do you know of any local photography clubs in the area?
  11. Some pics from the last few days ...

    spectacular pictures. I would love to have some like that of my springer.
  12. Spiders and Snakes

    Please tell me we do not have those in Minnesota!
  13. Lens essentials

    If I can kick this cold this weekend I hope to take some pictures with the new lens's. I have been doing a lot of reading on different settings for different situations and want to try them out...night shots with longer exposures, my neighbors halloween display and fall foliage etc...I am pretty excited. I love the D90 and what appears to be the ease of changing settings, MUCH improved from the D40. The continuous shutter is amazing. I tried to upload some pics from the Mac but it is to much for this foggy brain right now.
  14. Lens essentials

    Ok, Just so I get this right. I have to shoot with the lens locked in position. I can not change the aperture of this lens at all?
  15. Lens essentials

    I received my D-90 and two lens I ordered in the mail the middle of last week. I have been feeling sick so I have not taken many shots yet. I did a lot of research and purchased these two. AF Nikkor 28mm f2.8D AF Nikkor 85mm f1.8D First off I like them both but I have a real novice question. Am I able to change the Aperture on lens? If it is not " locked " into the minimum aperture I can not get the camera to take a picture. ( please do not chuckle at my ignorance ). Input on these lens's would be appreciated.