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Old Nov 18, 2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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I was walking my two dogs this evening while carrying my G9 P&S camera. As the sun was sinking I caught these three youngsters headed home. One a surfer and the other two carrying cameras. Meanwhile folks were still fishing from the end of the pier. All in all a fun and warm (86 degrees) November evening. PS - the only post processing was to crop the frame and very minor sharpening. Had to walk a bit to get the sunset where I wanted it between the end of the pier and the lifeguard tower.

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Old Nov 18, 2008, 2:34 AM   #2
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Walter,

The walking about to improve the composition certainly worked. I've always been a fan of silhouettes especially those with a sunset backdrop.

The sunset colors are beautifully done.

Not familiar with G9, is that a carryover from the Canon G line of Pand S's.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Nov 18, 2008, 3:50 AM   #3
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...carrying my G9 P&S camera....
Off-topic, sorry, but must respond...! I assume it's a Canon G9.

This is "P&S" relative only to Walter's usual kit. A friend has one and occasionally asks my advice about it. He's the best & longest professionally surviving experimental scientist & instrumentation expert I know, but has explored almost none of its features. He uses it largely in P&S mode plus his home-grown 'Alpine flowers' custom setting. It is very fully-specified.

My Kodak superzoom & I are jealous of many of its features, notably its large sensor. It even shoots 'RAW'! If they stuck a live preview EVF on it somewhere it'd be a dream camera (though it is much more heavily solid than mine). It'd go in my pocket but I'd walk with a limp.

I wish the term 'point & shoot', pejorative in its current use,were applied only to cameras that could only "point & shoot". I have another, ex-pro, friend with top-flight Nikon dSLR kit probably costing 25x mine altogether. When out & about with me, he usually just 'points & shoots' with it in its programmed mode. (His results are, of course, excellent; it's the eye for composition with a dash of technicality that counts, though good kit helps.) - As in Walter's excellent potential giant wall-hanging above.
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Old Nov 18, 2008, 4:32 AM   #4
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Excellent shot.
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Selvin, yes, Allen is right. It is a Canon G9, the top-of-the line P&S, until the G10 came out recently. When out for a walk with the dogs I often take it along.
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Old Nov 18, 2008, 7:05 PM   #6
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Really great shot! I really like that. And, since it's snowing outside here I'm a bit jealous.
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Sorry (not) to tell you, John, but it almost hit 90 degrees today. Of course, we've also had those terrible wildfires that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes here in So. Calif.
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I agree with all that has been said. If you had that the two "non-surfers" were carrying cameras, I would have thought they were carrying guitars.

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Wonderful image, Walter. I love silhouettes.

My husband has the G9, too. I borrowed it recently on a trip to SLC where I didn't want to haul my SLR around. Was the perfect size and still gave me a little control with settings.

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