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Old May 29, 2007, 12:11 AM   #11
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I shoot a lot of pictures from my boat, and the more I try to get 'exact', the worse I do. I usually let the Panny think for itself, but push it toward the -1/3 in sunlit conditions. You might try a circular polarizer, but turn it just enough so that you see a slight glare change; too much and the picture looks too artificial because the blues are so bright.

You will find that just having your camera on the water will give you some surprise shots. Sometimes the 'mistakes' are the best ones.

This shot of the USS Higgins steaming our of San Diego harbor is a fairly good shot (for me) considering both my boat and the Higgins were moving in choppy water, and I was zoomed out pretty far.



But this one, shot into and just below the sun, full of lens flare and some blown highlights, is still the mose memorable when viewed full screen. Same boat, different angle...

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Old May 29, 2007, 5:30 AM   #12
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Robin, Loved the set. Looks like a terrific day was had by all, and finishing in dancing, well you can't go wrong there.

With the small dynamic range, try the odd shot in RAW and a good RAW converter should let you stretch things a bit, apart from that the things you are discussing are right on track.


TROOPLEWIS : I reckon the blown highlights on your second shot are perfectly acceptable. I am coming round to the belief that we overdo the advice about not blowing highlights. Have recently seen the best dawn shot I can remember, it was done by a professional and he had a good 20% of the photo as blown highlight, but it was awesome.
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Cool shots, Trooplewis.
The backlit picture of the Higgins works well - a case where the extra bright highlights add interest.
I love the sea & ships. Hope we are going to see more of them from you.
Thanks to you and Rafael for the comments and the advice. I tend to forget that the algorithms built into the camera are quite awsome & are sometimes best left to do their thing.
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There is just something about sailing and sailing ships that stirs the imagination. It must have to do with pirates.:-):-)
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Old May 30, 2007, 3:29 AM   #15
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Two nice series` Robin. I always enjoy your sailing/boat pics

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Very nice series WindRowe, the "water cannon" capture looks impressive.

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Old May 30, 2007, 7:19 PM   #17
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Thanks again, all.
Saturday will see me helping deliver a yacht up the Intracoastal from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto.
Joining the yacht in Jacksonville. May get as far as Annapolis before I have to leave.
Armed with rafinmelb & trooplewis' advice, I hope to get some presentable pix.
See y'all in a couple of weeks.
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