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Old Jul 14, 2004, 9:56 AM   #1
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Taken while testing my Oly C-770 - the houses of my neighbors at sunset.

The special programs come in handy now and then... I couldnt get focus on the sky here and switched to landscape program. AF and AE was set to spot. F3.7, 1/200, ISO64, 380mm full optical zoom - hand held. Due to the spot AE I got this silhouette shot...

The camera hunted twice through the whole range and stopped at infinity due to the landscape program, yay! Resized to 640x480. No other post-processing.

Am not sure about the colors, sun was going down pretty fast and lights/colors changed every minute, have the feeling its on the red/yellow side. The camera catched the sun-rays too, although they weren't that strong.

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Old Jul 14, 2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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This certainly fits the challenge, tho for me it's a bit disorienting. My eye doesn't quite know what to settle on as the subject. Sounds like you like the camera. Isn't it great when you find you can do what you want (with the camera, as well as in life)!?! :-)
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Old Jul 14, 2004, 1:05 PM   #3
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Well- it has its good points and its drawbacks. I posted here at the board and got some answers... To cut a long story short: there is no perfect cam (yes - I knew that before) and half of the GOOD pic is the one behind the cam, not the cam itself.

Still remembering how nice the IS at the Canon S1 IS was... Still have problems when I try to point'n-shoot. But I guess when I practise a bit I can catch some really nice pics with the Oly. Image quality is really the best I've seen so far...

Thanks for the comment on the picture. Have the same problems - there's a highlight missing in the pic, even some birds flying in a distance would help... oh well - you cant get everything.

I like the thread for all the nice pics
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Old Jul 14, 2004, 2:53 PM   #4
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Hi thkn777

Welcome to the forum

Very nice colors on your photo ...Black silouette with orange sunset works well!

Also, hope you dont mind...

I played your photo a bit I just removed "civilization signs" and rotated image very slightly.
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Old Jul 14, 2004, 3:58 PM   #5
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I think the shape of this works better (yes, welcome! I was thinking that earlier but since I saw you havemany posts I figured you've been here awhile) but it still doesn't have much to hold my eye. I'm like a little kid - I need something to look at. :-)
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Old Jul 14, 2004, 4:07 PM   #6
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Agree with the other posters, good silhouette but needs more of a subject.

monkey143 Ithink had it right in her post, and I got a little package today.


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Hey, Monkey143...this is why I liked the photo...it is an "urbanized" version of this one...

http://www.mountainlight.com/gallery...aa0097pic.html


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Zoomn, let me know how your little package works!

Digcamfan, thanks for the enlightening! I'm afraid I stick by my original comments. That's OK - we all have different tastes. Else what an incredibly BORING existence this would be!!! :-)
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 5:07 AM   #9
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This is what it must look like when Monkey sits in front of the monitor trying to find a "safe/quiet" spot in the pic.

Note: Shot was taken with "Seen-Through-The-Monitor" technique. :P


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Old Jul 15, 2004, 9:10 AM   #10
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Fantastic, and clever! I love it. Why is everyone here so creative? I was voted "most creative" for my HS yearbook and I am just such a tiny fish in this big, creative pond! I love it! :-)
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