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Old Dec 15, 2005, 8:46 AM   #1
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Hello All,

A wonderful concert full of life, energy and enthusiasm:

http://nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/1040225/1

My S9000 enabled me to capture these moments from my seat in the audience.
I photographed silently and with the full use of the 28-300 mm zoom.

When my 1GB card was full, it was actually hot when I took it out to install another CF card. Iwasshooting almost continuously, without disturbing anybody with a noisy shutter, etc.

As you can see I was able to capture many peak movements due to the fast shutterlag of the S9000. ( I would never have these images if I used my F828 ).

Agreed, my images have many technical faults but eachis a Captured Moment which outweighs these tech issues, ( for me that is ).

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Old Dec 15, 2005, 2:09 PM   #2
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WOW Nicholas you really captured the mood and movement. I bet it was a great concert.

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Old Dec 15, 2005, 5:18 PM   #3
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Hi Nick

Brilliant photos - I was wondering if u have a moment could you let me know what settings you used when taking the pics??

Would be very grateful !!!



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Old Dec 16, 2005, 8:22 AM   #4
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Hey Nick, when you are looking @ photos on smugmug, do the photos 'blank out' momentarily when you move your mouse over them? I get that when looking @ your photos or others, but not when looking at my own, it is very annoying!
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Helo All,

Glad you enjoyed the concert.

Almost all shots were shot at ISO 800 with the Antiblur mode.

This mode opened the aperture all the way possible at each focal lenght, ( 28 mm-300mm). Remember, these shots were mostly moving targets.

Sel,

The 9500 images on your site make forthe best advertisement for the 9500 I have seen. Fuji should pick up your rights. Great, natural looking pics. What is your work-flow?

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I believe they blankout with copyright protection. It is only momentary.

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Old Dec 17, 2005, 4:36 PM   #6
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nickphoto123 wrote:
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Helo All,

Glad you enjoyed the concert.

Almost all shots were shot at ISO 800 with the Antiblur mode.

This mode opened the aperture all the way possible at each focal lenght, ( 28 mm-300mm). Remember, these shots were mostly moving targets.

Sel,

The 9500 images on your site make forthe best advertisement for the 9500 I have seen. Fuji should pick up your rights. Great, natural looking pics. What is your work-flow?
Thanks Nick, I don't know what to say

I will give it a go.

I work full time in the computer industry and know a little bit about displays.

As you know, you can print the photos without any pp with incredible results ( I use Qimage), but if you want to display them on the screen you have to do a little work on them.

Resize to the resolution your monitor is set to. Try to have your monitor set to 4:3. 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x960 etc. If you take the first number and divide it by the second you will get 1.3333333. The camera takes pics at 9mp. 3488x2616 = 1.3333333. 1280x1024 = 1.25. This means its out of proportion.
Does this make sense.

If you have a 17" monitor or larger, you would be better off using at least 1024x768 or even 1152x864 if you can see it O.K. I use 1280x960 with a 19".

If you think about it, you are trying to squeeze 3488x2616 pixels into 1024x768 pixels, or whatever res you are using and view it nice and clear and sharp!!! It can't be done just using the windows display. You need to use a program like photoshop or paintshop pro with their smart resize functions to do this. DO NOT try and view 9mp-f files full screen resolution without resizing, they will look terrible. What is the poor computer supposed to do with all those pixels, which ones does it discard just to make it fit!

Using paintshop pro-x, I always check hystogram, resize to screen or viewing resolution and work on them at 100% at that resolution, run unsharp mask at Radius 0.50 - Strength 200 - Clipping 5, add saturation, check levels for shadow, midrange and highlights, then do any noise control and additional sharpening that may be needed.

I then resize to the final display resolution ( for the net, other peoples computers) and do a final sharpen.

Takes no more than a couple of mins.

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