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Old Jan 3, 2007, 2:15 PM   #1
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Taken with the Pentax DA 18-55mm at 1/90S, f8, ISO 3200 and focal length 50mm.


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Old Jan 3, 2007, 2:27 PM   #2
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ISO 3200 probably wasn't necessary, but it does look pretty good. The only real problem I see with the really high ISO settings are the red dots that appear in the black areas, but if you don't mind turning up the black levels you can get rid of them pretty easily.

Was this taken as RAW and processed, or was it a JPG straight from the camera?
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 2:36 PM   #3
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It was RAW processed using PPL v2.

It was a dull and overcast day with cloud down to about 1500'. I'd previously adjusted the shutter speed down to 1/90S in order to reduce the ISO to better than 3200.

I just framed the cat & pressed the shutter half expecting him/her to scurry off.

This eariler shot comes up quite well after post processing given that it's an extremely dull day.

Taken at 1/60S, f5.6, ISO 400 & focal length of 55mm



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Old Jan 3, 2007, 4:14 PM   #4
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Wow! The second one is really great.

It seems like something is wrong with the left eye thou.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 5:19 PM   #5
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Both photo's look great.

1) re the first, if printed to a small print, how much of that noise is lost. I recently hed a story on TV in which the camera detected a tumour in an eye of a human by giving a black result. I hope this is not the case with your moggie.

2) Pic 2 is a great capture - the sort of pic that has you staring at it for ages, looks like the low light helped the mood a lot.
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Number two is just WOW... Definately a great picture!

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Old Jan 4, 2007, 9:58 AM   #7
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It seems like something is wrong with the left eye thou.
Being a farm cat, it's likely gotten involved in a scrap of some kind - I didn't notice it until after I'd post processed it, but once you see it it's hard not to spot it.

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I recently heard a story on TV in which the camera detected a tumour in an eye of a human by giving a black result. I hope this is not the case with your moggie.
Thanks for you comments, but unfortunately, we were away for Christmas at the time, so the 'moggie' is not local to us.

If only it could be as easy as clonning in agood eye.

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Love the landscape - blow it up to A3 or A0 and frame it!!



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Really like the second one - lovely colors, a picture I could look at (while day dreaming about being there) for hours!
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The second sharp is fantastic. Did you use a tripod with that one? It is so sharp and clear. Very good job in post processing. The colors are well saturated.
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