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Old Jun 16, 2006, 7:30 PM   #1
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Reflection from a sailboat docked in San Francisco Bay...on the Sausalito side.

Canon 20D, kit lens, ISO 800, f10, 1/320th.


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Old Jun 17, 2006, 2:33 AM   #2
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Walter,

Brings to mind the following by John Masefield:

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.


Lovely reflection. My only druther would have been a more glassy surface but the last time I checked the only person to calm the ocean died on the cross.

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 6:32 AM   #3
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Selvin, I kind of like the effect the water has on the reflection...it makes a common shot unique.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 8:48 AM   #4
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As you know, from where you live, that's about as calm as you'll see any ocean water. The surrounding docked boats actually kept the water as still as it was on that beautiful day in Sausalito. By the way, our youngest daughter just moved onto a houseboat there.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 9:23 AM   #5
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Walter,

You're right the ocean doesn't get much smoother than that but one can always hope...

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 9:28 AM   #6
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Here's a wider perspective.


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Great capture Walter,


I cannot help but wonder how you got such a wonderful image with an ISO of 800. Not to mention why you would use such a setting. I was under the impression such a setting was for poor lighting conditions as well as add noise.



Can you elaborate?

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 9:42 PM   #8
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I had just finished shooting indoors and had forgotten to change the setting. The Canon 20D to the rescue, since it has very low noise even at ISO 800. In fact, that's one of the reasons I upgraded from the 300D and now have two 20D's.

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Walter, that is a great shot. As someone already said the slight ripple on the water adds interest to the shot.

Jeff, the quality of photos at ISO800 seems to vary greatly with differnt cameras and sensors. I use a Nikon D100 and I don't notice any really objectionable noise until I get to ISO 1600 or higher. I have gotten some really great photos at ISO800 but I normally use ISO200 which is the lowest setting on my camera.

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Thank you Gentlemen,



That is what I thought, but at this stage of my experience I don't like to assume too much. The default setting on my S2IS is 50, which I use most of the time. With that said, today I will be taking some test shots at different ISO settings. And people call this "point and shoot".



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