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Old Feb 1, 2007, 5:03 AM   #1
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Is this image PERFECT.... no and intetionally left so and reduceed I have cleaned it up much.

Edge sharpened up the ship (which is moving) etc.

I have repeatedly sort of amazed pro photogs in town wth their Canon 30's and 1's and Nikons, with guess the exposure... haven't with this one yet but I'd guess 1/3 sec would not be even in their realm of thought.... let alone static subject FULLL sec shots.

Though here the tell tale on close examination is that actualy "the pink" light from the pier is illumating the ship, and the lights on the island. (this is WELL AFTER sunset) and actually how near dark despite how it may look it was.
Though if I have to give myself SOME credit, it was the perfect contrast ratio (dark as it was) and ship in the perfect place(mostly just paying attention)... with nothing esle even especial the derilicy hazzard to navegation BUTT UGLY abandoned casino boat.... Barely out of frame right.... tide was running in thankfully.

But hey 1/3 sec hand held.... just "Why NOT"..... what more could you ask for???????

Naahhh there is nothing to this body IS any old lens (literally) stuff :idea: Just flash in the pan


And hmmmmmm s key seems to have been out to lunch and you can't edit the subject line

That was meant to be doeS and itS

OK compositionally (agian really just paying attention) but my old (or even current given the K100D) Rebel would have even come CLOSE to pulling this off (steady as I have been told I am)... not a chance in HE double hockey sticks :roll:

PS sorry I am condemed to have to evaluate nasty sights like this every day :-)
Then again 26" of salt water (when wass it going to stop rising) in your house is not a lot of fun either

No mater were you live... there are environmental crosses to bear.

And BTW KATRINA made an unexpected ( not even tourist evacuation) little dip down here first.... we got Dennis, Katritna. Rita (marginally) and then WIiilllmmmaaaa!!!big BIG time.

But Boy this near daily S* makes up fora whole lot of that occassional Crap :shock:
(4 hurricanes in one year, last 70% flooding the island was a lot of CRAP though... literally mixed in with the salt water)
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 1:09 PM   #2
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Sorry Hayward, I would have to rank these in with the almosts. For me the picture has to be sharp, not blurred and out of focus. Rather than going down in shutter speeds, I would have increased the ISO and pushed the speed up to at least 1/125 and ensured the boat was in focus.

If it had have been, then it would have been a good shot. If you are using this to prove that Cannon and Nikon should look closely at Pentax, then you are on to a loser from the start.



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Old Feb 1, 2007, 3:14 PM   #3
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Check the exif - iso 800 f4.5 1/3 - the tool i am using does not say if SR was on.

Let me be blunt - boring picture - image dead centered and out of focus. Composition rules with digital - shoot like it is slide film - minimize post processing. Think about what this would look like if it were a slide and projected up on a wall -- first thought -- focus man - focus.

I think the image would be more interesting if it were really blurred - in the direction of travel - to show some action.

You ask for comments - that is mine.

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Old Feb 1, 2007, 3:19 PM   #4
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too many key lime margaritas, maybe.
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 4:32 PM   #5
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First and foremost, the image is out of focus and/or blurry. Understandable given the lack of light, a moving subject, and no SR, but it really hurts this photo. Next time try using a tripod or monopod for some stabilization. It looks like the focus was fixed on the water and not on the yacht. If you were using focus points, try using spot focusing to definitely get the focus right. If faster lenses aren't in your collection, I would have probably bumped up the ISO to 1600 to get a fast shutter speed as well.

Second, like PDL said, the composition could use some work. The subject dead center does not give off anything dynamic. Since this is a moving subject, I would have placed the yacht to the left third (think rule of thirds) so it looks like it's moving into the frame, not halfway out of it. If you were close enough and had a strong flashgun, I would have even tried playing with 2nd curtain sync to get some weird effects going.

I'm never one to play the brand-name game. Someone could have the crappiest of cameras, but with proper technique, wow the big dogs. Then again, someone could have the best of cameras and still ruin pictures because of bad technique. It's not always the camera that takes the great pictures, it's also the photographer.
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 6:05 PM   #6
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Hi Hayward,

Nice Shot! So it is a little blurry on the ship. Sure he could have used a faster shutter speed. I like it as is.

But of course you know me, I have to see what I can do with any picture I see. I hope you don't mind me playing with it in PSP XI..... Well here is what I came up with from the posted pic...

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A bit of an improvement, but OOF is OOF. Learnt that very quickly here - posting of almosts is not the done thing unless clearly identified as such.


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Hi Darren,

Well you could call it a dreamy effect. Not everything has to be Sharp. :GI sometimes do my landscapes with a dreamy look to them. Of course this is me, I like to be different from everybody else....

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A bit of an improvement, but OOF is OOF. Learnt that very quickly here - posting of almosts is not the done thing unless clearly identified as such.


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yep, i seem to remember some of that.. no wonder you changed your name. hehe

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to me, an almost nice scene

but i feel if you like it then thats ok

we all like different things and our own tastes change

but for now print it and hang it on your wall


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