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Old Jan 15, 2011, 6:34 PM   #1
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Default Cold, Wet and Overcast Day at the Arboretum...

In other words....perfect. Hardly anyone else was there. I initially went mainly to renew my membership, which I did, but I took my E5 outfit just in case and decided to take a walk and see what I could sniff out in the middle of January after some of the coldest weather of the winter (for here) to shoot.

Totally ignored some of my initial settings and wound up doing the first half of the walk in Fine JPEG instead of RAW. These were all shot with the 50-200 SWD, with or without the EC25 tube..











The rest of these were captured RAW and processed in Adobe Camera RAW..












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Old Jan 15, 2011, 7:39 PM   #2
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Very nice Greg.

it was a messy day today for sure. I was out for a couple hours today, I am still cold, hot shower didn't help. More rain tomorrow too.
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Those are some giant-ass frogs spitting water into that pond!
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Looks like you had the place to yourself, indeed.

All are wonderfully sharp but the detail/clarity on the water droplets is really exceptional.

I also very much like the tree lined walk.

I only wish it was as miserable and cold here, as it is where you are.

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Wow' the weather may have been yucky, but the shots are great. The water drops on the flowers really added to their appeal.
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great Pics Greg! That weather makes for some of the very best light and color!
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Greg, I enjoyed those photos - thanks for posting.

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You need to understand that Texans claim to do everything bigger. However, as a male Arizonan, how far that extends I personally don't know...

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No further than it needs to "extend", believe me!
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Greg, I was looking at the exifs for the photos above (gertting a feel for the E5) and I see that every one of them had an exposure compensation applied, and that it ranged from -.7eV to +.7eV. That really surprised me, especially for an overcast day - I have rarely done much comp in the E3 (although a lot in the L1) its exposure metering has always been very accurate although I keep the contrast defaulted to -1 to give myself room in PP. So I'm wondering what led you to those decisions, or were you just exposure bracketing and picking the best one afterwards.

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