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Alan T Dec 7, 2008 10:46 AM

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I saw a glorious sunset the other day as I drove home, and thought I should go up our local hill and shoot it from there on a suitable evening. Next day looked most promising so I set off in the dusk. The promised sunset didn't materialise due a cloud bank in the west, but I I had fun anyway...

Alan T Dec 7, 2008 10:52 AM

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This is where the sunset would have been, with the lights of Wrexham, capital of NE Wales, 11 miles away...

Alan T Dec 7, 2008 11:02 AM

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As mist began to pour over the hill on my descent, I took the opportunity to explore the Z1012's low light performance, and incidentally its image stablisation and its in-camera 3 -shot panorama mode.

28 November 2008 16:24:32 (sunset 15:57)
Exposure mode: Auto
Exposure bias [EV]: 0.0 (but twiddled by pointing at the sky, as on my Z712)
35mm focal length [mm]: 33
ISO value: 400
Shutter speed [s]: 1/8 (hand-held)
Aperture: F2.8

('Curves' adjusted slightly to improve foreground)

mtclimber Dec 7, 2008 11:07 AM

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I like the #1 Photo a lot. It reminds me of the sunset I shot last night (06 Dec).

Sarah Joyce

Alan T Dec 7, 2008 11:31 AM

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Further on, in the gloom on the muddy track home through the woods, a sludge sprayer was cleaning his tank with his headlights on. I adjusted the EV in the EVF by eye to look as I perceived it without the camera, resulting in this high ISO shot.

It'd have been less shaky if I'd thought to prop it on the gatepost, but I was in a hurry as I couldn't see where I was putting my feet, and I knew the tanker would be coming along the track shortly.

Exposure bias [EV]: -2.0
F-Number: F3.2
Focal length [mm]: 5.85
35mm focal length [mm]: 33
ISO value: 800
Shutter speed [s]: 1/3
Aperture: F3.1

sw2cam Dec 7, 2008 6:50 PM

An Arizona sunset out my front door..... Z1012is handheld on auto, cropped.

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