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Old Mar 20, 2009, 9:12 AM   #1
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Shots taken while walking down from a hill in Hong Kong.

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Hey, welcome back to Landscapes forum with these vivid images of yours! It is the last imagewhich I find most appealing. You have such a wonderful environment actually. Btw, thanks to its amazinghigh isoperformanceencouraging a wide range of handheld situations, D700 must be the ultimate HDR machine; )
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Hello wk7leung....

I agree wth bahadir, beautiful shots here. Thanks for sharing part of Hong Kong. It looks so colourful and with that backdrop of lush green, is very appearing.

My fav photo is number 2, however I just feel the van (vehicle) is out of place. It also appears slightly soft... I expect blurred due to movement caught with the slow shutter speed (1/20s). If there would have been a person walking there instead of the van (and the person would have also been sharp) - it would compliment the photo a lot more (imho - in my humble opinion).

However having said that - your photo series here deserves to be congratulated - and I hope you keep sharing more landscape photos with us too. A lot of your wildlife (bird) photos are simply stunning!

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Old Mar 20, 2009, 7:47 PM   #4
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Hey, welcome back to Landscapes forum with these vivid images of yours! It is the last imagewhich I find most appealing. You have such a wonderful environment actually. Btw, thanks to its amazinghigh isoperformanceencouraging a wide range of handheld situations, D700 must be the ultimate HDR machine; )
We have a beautiful back garden in Hong Kong for hiking: Sai Kung in the New Territory where you can see hillslope paved with different mix of colors inautumn and spring. If there is good sunlight that comes in a good direction,taking good shots are as easy as ABC.

D700 isterrific. I like the fine grains in the images it yields, resulting in high resolution shots. Ithink HDR is an image processing software. I have not any experience using it but definitely D700must be a nice match for it.

Thanks for viewing and giving comments. How is your study going?

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Hello wk7leung....

I agree wth bahadir, beautiful shots here. Thanks for sharing part of Hong Kong. It looks so colourful and with that backdrop of lush green, is very appearing.

My fav photo is number 2, however I just feel the van (vehicle) is out of place. It also appears slightly soft... I expect blurred due to movement caught with the slow shutter speed (1/20s). If there would have been a person walking there instead of the van (and the person would have also been sharp) - it would compliment the photo a lot more (imho - in my humble opinion).

However having said that - your photo series here deserves to be congratulated - and I hope you keep sharing more landscape photos with us too. A lot of your wildlife (bird) photos are simply stunning!

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Thanks for liking the shots here as well as the ones for birds.

Yes, the van is a bit out of place. In fact, I wanted to have one to two hikers at that position, but they did not appear after waiting for a while.

I used a tripod for the shots here in order to have a smaller aperture for adeeper depth of view. Grew to like using the tripod more and more for it is one way to do justice for most of the lenses we are using.

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Welcome back. Pete, Long time no see. Wonderful pictures in your latest posts. My favourite in this post is number four with all the variations of greens

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Me, too. All shots taken with an AFD f2.835-70mm Nikkor, an old lens that I like using very much.Thanks for viewing and giving comments. Pete
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We have a beautiful back garden in Hong Kong for hiking: Sai Kung in the New Territory where you can see hillslope paved with different mix of colors inautumn and spring. If there is good sunlight that comes in a good direction,taking good shots are as easy as ABC.
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D700 isterrific. I like the fine grains in the images it yields, resulting in high resolution shots. Ithink HDR is an image processing software. I have not any experience using it but definitely D700must be a nice match for it.
Hey,from a gourmet's point of view also, judging from yourpicturesabove depictinga realm of vegetation: No wonder honey production per heeve in China is well over the world average:-)

Another thing I appreciate in that camera, along with the iso performance, is the WB accuracy.

As for my studies, stillanother year to go before starting the thesis!Btw, I see there's a general agreement on the fourth (last) picture ; )
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Dear Bahadir,

The white balance of D700 is a bit cold, i.e. toward the blue side, when the white balance is set atthe auto mode, but still on the whole, it is pretty accurate.

However, for flash shots, the white balance is a bit too warm.

I have the feeling, however, that it is pretty difficult to say for sure whether a camera can accurately reveal the true color temperature of a scene.Except when the difference is obvious, it is always difficult to recall the exact color temperature of the scene or object being shot. Perhaps, my eyes are not as good as they used to be now.

By the way, I sometimes use aSixticolor metre to assist checking the color temperaturewhen doing outdoor shooting.

Have you any experience with Fuji's S5Pro? Itssuper CCD is terrific in revealingthe range ofcolors in the subject being shot. As regards color temperatures,Nikon's camerasoutweigh Fuji's. The different film modes as provided inS5 Pro is, however, pretty powerful, especially the mode for portraiture photography where thetone of the skin can be regenerated very accurately.

Having said all these, I am dumb with gears. Better stop here. Thanks for viewing and giving comments.

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I love those pictures!
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