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Old Dec 18, 2004, 1:46 PM   #1
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Hey, Will - do you "get it"?


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Old Dec 18, 2004, 1:54 PM   #2
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God I love those IR shots... I need to get me an FZ1 just for IR...

Maybe after the new year...

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Old Dec 18, 2004, 3:04 PM   #3
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God I love those IR shots... I need to get me an FZ1 just for IR...

Maybe after the new year...

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Thanks Bob but this one isn't ir. I mounted the camera on one of those tiny tripods, set the sutter speed to 8 seconds, iso 50... the other effects were just some playing in photoshop. You could do this one with the FZ-20.

The FZ-1 would be a good camera to have, I think, both for ir and at the prices now (if you catch a deal, under $200)
to save wear-n-tear on your 20, and take it with you to places you might be leery to take "the good camera".
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Old Dec 18, 2004, 4:13 PM   #4
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That Nikon CP 8800 is looking pretty good too. I am waiting for some more proffessional reviews to come out.

Steve lists it as the best to date in his review.

It looks like the only one I've seen so far that can compete with the the FZ's.

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Old Dec 18, 2004, 9:03 PM   #5
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Nick, very attractive picture. Wow!!! I like it very much. Can I use it as an example for my class?
I guess you paint (brush) with wet edges effect, right? :?:
Once again, very

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I agree with Nick about the Fz1v2. It's good for landscape, indoor, studio light...

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Old Dec 18, 2004, 9:25 PM   #7
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I agree with Nick about the Fz1v2. It's good for landscape, indoor, studio light...Basac,
Yes... and for around $200 US (prices are all over the board for this one right now...) it's the best deal out there... very versatile camera. Has the "purest" image coming out of the CCD (least processing, sharpest images...)
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Can I use it as an example for my class?
I guess you paint (brush) with wet edges effect, right? :?:
Once again, veryBasac,
Wow - coming from you (I've seen all your excellent posts...) I am honored. Likewise, I am both flattered and honored for you to use this as an example in your class. Of course you may.

This picture was taken using a 50 ISO (I would use lower if I could) and a very slow shutter speed (8 seconds...). The camera was mounted on a low flexible tripod and a lens hood was used (always). The low shutter speed/iso allows for detailed bright areas without blowing out the highlights, and give the picture more sharpness and contrast. The effects were done with two of my favorite photoshop plug-ins - Flaming Pear and Scatterlight. Flaming Pear is a suit of effects, this one used aestherize. Scatterlight used the "Dreamlight 4" setting. Took all of two seconds.

Give my regards to your students (I also teach...)

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Nick wowwee !!!! now thats some kinda cool...........and what the hell is that in the box ?? creepy lookin....Nick what filter or actiondid u use for the colors ??? i love that gasoline in water effect with the colors (the ones on the floor).....Man i cant get over that object stickin out of the box...it looks like a profile of some kinda lil gremlin with a shirt on with no friggin arms.........my god its alive!!!!!

very attractive shot Nick :G

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very attractive shot Nick :GWillow
Again, coming from you, Will, I am flattered. None of this was set up. Fortunately(?) my daughter keeps her room a tad messy. I was walking by, and for some reason it struck me that it would make a neat shot. I altered it in PS using two plugins - Flaming Pear and Scatterlight. The little arm is a bit creepy... just one of her dolls.
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