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Old Dec 29, 2010, 3:32 PM   #1
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Last night we went with lots of relatives to this fairground that comes to the park every summer. I took the fz40 and a monopod; all shots are at ISO 100, and the sun set while we were there so there's a range of light conditions. Tried a few different shutter speeds to get a sense of movement.

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Old Dec 29, 2010, 3:37 PM   #2
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These are wonderful shots! The colors and movement are just amazing! Nice job.
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Thanks saly, it was a fun experiment; I think I enjoyed it more than the kids did (my kids aren't much in to rides).
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hey Mick -

those pics are great! i think i made the right decision with getting the FZ40 last night.

did you use any special settings, or were you just messing with the shutter speed? those are the kinds of shots i'm looking to take as well.

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ps, i miss Australia - was there for 3 weeks in October '09.
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Nice job, Mick-

#3 is my favorite. It has a real sense of movement.

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Old Dec 29, 2010, 6:10 PM   #6
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Thanks justcallmejuice and Sarah Joyce.

justcallmejuice, these were taken in P mode fixed to ISO 100, auto white balance, EV down by 1/3. Once the shutter button is half depressed, you can turn the thumbwheel to change the aperture (and thus shutter speed). The difference between shots 3 and 4 involved moving from maximum to minimum aperture.

All of these then underwent a little processing in Picasa, mainly to boost contrast a bit.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 7:21 PM   #7
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Mick, really nice shots! I also love #3! I'm so impressed with what this camera can do!
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That is one heck of a camera you have there, your skill in it's use really shines through......
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Very nice action, nice movement i like the colors in the 3rd good job
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Thanks for the comments. I've really enjoyed trying out different themes with the camera; as long as you can keep the ISO low it performs really well.
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