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Old Apr 5, 2011, 8:57 PM   #1
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A one-week trip in the mountains is always a great scenery for taking pictures
I could barely take some pictures ... My girlfriend would not let the camera... lol

the FZ40 has proven to be an excellent point & shoot camera. When i could get the camera (my girlfriend was cooking dinner ) I could also try to get "the photo" and play around with its capabilities.

All photos direct from the camera, no PP.

Point&shoot can give us some interesting images... this one was taken inside the car passing inside a tunnel.

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I tryed some night shots... 30, 50... sometimes 60s shooting speed... all using ISO80. I like the results

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a close-up

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and me

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and more snow

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just one more

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I have some more photos in my Flickr album.

Thanks for looking and i hope you enjoy
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 9:11 PM   #2
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Rui, these are all marvelous. I particularly like the night shots, including the first tunnel shot. Colors are rich and very sharp. The running water looks great. Did you use a tripod, or?
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 1:26 AM   #3
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All wonderful shots Rui, looks like a lovely place for a photo shoot. You might have to buy your girlfriend her own FZ40!
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Just a fantastic series of shots. Well done! My favorites are the mountains. Do you happen to know what the elevation is of those peaks?

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Old Apr 6, 2011, 7:01 AM   #5
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Thanks saly and Bansky

It really is a beautiful place. I loved spending a week there, enjoying nature and doing some hiking.

Buying another panny for my girlfriend can be a solution

In the photos at night I used a tripod, M mode, zoom at wide end to get the maximum aperture, and tryed some diferente shooter speeds from 30s to 60s

the outside lights were changing color ... green, yellow, red and orange ... that is why some photos have a "strange" color.

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Old Apr 6, 2011, 7:16 AM   #6
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Just a fantastic series of shots. Well done! My favorites are the mountains. Do you happen to know what the elevation is of those peaks?

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Thanks jjdog

the maximum elevation is 2648 meters but is hard to get there due to the shape of the mountain ... even for the most daring climbers

The highest point we've been to is at 1611 meters ... just ahead of the location indicated in picture # 7.
We were going in our 4x4 truck but had to turn back because of snow.
The walks we did were not in such high elevations, was along a river at 1200 meters altitude.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 8:58 AM   #7
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Amazing ! the colors are stunning great job. I think you had a filter on the camera, what was it ? A ND filter ? If yes its on the camera for all the photos? Great job
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 9:53 AM   #8
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Thanks geoper2.

No filter on those photos... only lens

but right now i have an UV filter to stay there all the time. I like to have it on all lens to act like a lens protector.

I wish I had a ND or polarizer on vacations to take some more slow shuter photos... now i already have a polarizer to play with
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Really super shots in both series. Love the night time and water shots - but the scenery is stunning as well. Looks like you had a great time
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Wonderful scenery, and great shots
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