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Old Mar 5, 2011, 7:10 AM   #1
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Default FZ38 - March sunshine

Went out to our local wildlife reserve as it was a beautiful sunny day (if cold!), but the sun was low. I was mostly practicing quickly focusing.

1) This squirrel was happily munching on the early spring buds. I did find him a little difficult to focus on as he was weaving in and out of branches.
2) Spring buds - trying the telemacro
3) Pulborough Church through the mists
4) This is a bad shot, but I put it in to show the light conditions - could anyone advise on the most important settings in these type of low-winter-sun type conditions? Would exposure and white balance be the main ones?
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Old Mar 5, 2011, 8:58 AM   #2
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That is a lovely series of photos. After a little post processing, I really like your #4 photo. I hope you don't mind.

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Old Mar 5, 2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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I like #4 in the original form, it's such a serene, moody landscape! It reflects solitude, & quietness.
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I wish you could encourage some clouds like that to come my way......

Shows you have an excellent grasp and control of PS Sarah

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That is a lovely series of photos. After a little post processing, I really like your #4 photo. I hope you don't mind.

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I understand your preference, but the unlevel horizon just caught my eye.

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That was done on the fly and the horizon does not really blend into the clouds properly. I apologize. As I teach Photoshop, I should be more patient and take my time.

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Old Mar 5, 2011, 12:35 PM   #6
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Sarah, no I don't mind at all - edit away! Was that done in Picasa or photoshop? It looks much better! I wasn't sure when taking the shot whether there was a way to stop the low sun taking all the detail out of the picture, as I'm still learning about the different settings and what they all do.
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AshL – Very nice. Those squirrels never sit still…..

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Really nice series, No.4 (the original) is my fave as well.
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I did the pp'ing in your photo with photoshop Elements 8.0. Picasa and fastStone Imager cannot handle multiple images.

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Ash,

really very nice shots and a super cute squirrel.

I would prefer also the original picture of the landscape.

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