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Old May 16, 2011, 4:52 PM   #11
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Rokky, yes these photo's don't have that extra sparkle... but you can see why, overcast sky, no shadows.... so it's the normal result that everyone will get without resorting to post processing with photoshop or the likes.

Great whale shot, brings back memories of four years ago when I went out to the Straits of Juan de Fuca on a afternoon trip from Victoria... what a great trip and memories of the whales.
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Old May 17, 2011, 12:20 AM   #12
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Thanks for everyones' interest and comments.
It was a dull day all right. I have had some success fixing up the photos after the fact. I added the photo info below.
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Old May 17, 2011, 1:10 AM   #13
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A lot of people might hate me for writing this, but the Auto modes on most of the cameras are pretty lame (iA, landscape or night landscape whatever)

If you want some good results, I would recommend you Aperture (A) or Shutter (S) priority modes. Since most of your pictures here are landscapes and a relatively deeper DOF, I would recommend you try these settings in Aperture priority mode

Aperture: F2.8 to f5.6 (wherever the picture starts to look well exposed i.e. not over)
ISO: 80-200 (NOT more than that)
Focus Area: Large (to do this, press the Focus button and use the jog dial to enlarge the area)
Exposure: -1 to 0 anything that looks good on screen.


You can get even better with the results if you switch to complete manual (M) and stick to the shutter of around 1/40 to 1/125 seconds in addition to the above settings
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Old May 17, 2011, 1:28 AM   #14
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Here i have pasted two of my pictures for deep DOF.



This is a handheld with the settings
F5.6,1/100,ISO80,27mm (a little over 1x zoom)





F3.5,1/30,ISO80,27mm (a little over 1x zoom)
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Thankyou xHassan! I will be following your advice next opportunity. Your photos are gorgeous.
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You're welcome. Check these for more outdoor captures

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...low-light.html
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Why should we hate you for passing on information you found to work for you?

This whole forum thing was set up for that very purpose.


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