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Old Feb 6, 2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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We are deep into the snowboarding/skiing season here in Japan, and it has been snowing more than usual this year. Thought I would share some of my experiences with the Pany forum:-). I have had my FZ30 for over two years now and I am still amazed at what a good camera it is. It has performed flawlessly in sub-zero temperatures, been dropped and landed on when I've not landed so gracefully...

Snow covered trees.




Fresh, untouched powder - snowboarders/skiers dream:-)



Some winters the trees are completely encased in snow, creating what is called a "juhyou" in Japanese. This roughly translates into "snow monster." I had a bit of a problem of over exposure, but I think this one came out alright.




Friends. This is actually a composite of twolandscape shots, one on top of the other.




Some tricks.







This shot was pure luck.




Taking off




Comments and suggestions welcome as usual!
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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Nice captures,sharp andclear. Are you using the "Snow" setting in your camera or manual? It seems your exposure varies from one shot to the other.

I have to agree with you about the quality and performance of the FZ30. I thinkthe FZ30 is one ofthe best cameras Pana has produced.

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 5:53 PM   #3
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fabulous shots
esp the ones in flight
also loved the snow capped trees
had lotsa snow in toronto too
took some shots
if they turned out ok i will post
keep on boarding and shooting
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 11:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments. Macnite, I was using aperture and manual mode, but I don't remember on which ones. I was playing around with the red/blue balance but forget to set it back to normal for some shots, hence the difference in snow color.



Would like to to see those Toronto pics, if you get a chance, post them. I always liked Toronto, way back when I visited it as a kid.:-)
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I like these shots. Even allowing that snow always looks better when belongs to someone else they are impressive. I think I would break my camera if I were to go up a mountain with it.
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Old Feb 8, 2008, 1:35 AM   #6
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Fantastic images. You can certainly be proud of your FZ30. I don't think it is available any more, so keep yours safe!
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I hear they have had lots of snow even in Toky this year! Marvellous captures...especially like the one wiht the guy flying past the trees!

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