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Old Feb 19, 2003, 8:06 AM   #1
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Hi All...

Well my 1st attempts are now posted for all to see. It was a terribly cold and overcast day but I still enjoyed it. All opinions are more than welcome as I have lots to learn. Lets hope I get this URL right. ops: There are only 14 shots to view.

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http://community.webshots.com/album/64157762kKYdqB/
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 9:19 AM   #2
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Very nice photos,What camera are you using?

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D490Z,C-5050
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for your comments Ray. It's an Oly C2100UZ. These were my first shots with it and it was handheld. I have now bought myself An Eagle Eye x5 Zoom which has to be manually focused. Some vignetting is obvious but its worth it for the extra magnifgation. Yet to use it fully in the field. I am also looking for B300 but they seem overpriced at 245$ (150).

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Old Feb 19, 2003, 12:44 PM   #4
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Decent enough shots. Your images seem grainy, are you using high ISO. Stick to 100 for nice clean images.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 1:41 PM   #5
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Thanks Steve...

I have just checked after my small PC crash. All but 4 pics are at ISO 100. 2 are at 200. 1 at 158' and the other is at 131.

On the day it was very cold and windy I had the camera out almost all of the time so it never did get warmed up. Could this be an explanation. As I haven't worked on the pics apart from resizing and changing their file name. Also most of the pics were not taken on auto. I was using various modes ie Aperture, Shutter, and manual. The only way to learn (I thought)

I do agree with you tho and thats why only 14 were posted, as the others were about the same or worse.

Once again thanks for your advice.

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Old Feb 19, 2003, 1:48 PM   #6
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The 2100UZ is capable of great shots, clean and noiseless. The cold should reduce noise and grain. The hotter the CCD the more noise.

Don't use ISO on auto, select 100.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 1:52 PM   #7
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Another couple of points: Simply by applying a few simple rules e.g. rule of thirds most people could take much better photos than they normally do with little effort.

With the right camera and some basic knowledge and understanding of things like DOF most people could take far better pictures than they realise.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 1:54 PM   #8
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Thanks Steve a point that I will remember.
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Great shots, Geordie. I especially like this one. Great use of people in the shot to convey the size of the statue.



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Old Feb 19, 2003, 7:50 PM   #10
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Thanks Oz thats what I was trying to portray. I thought that the Angel had more effect in silhouette. Hence to 2nd pic to show its contruction and material used. I had to hang on for an age to wait for someone to walk into shot. We can never win can we.

I'll go and have a look at your own pics now.

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