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Old Apr 9, 2007, 4:07 PM   #1
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One of the local castles holds special events, and this weekend was a medieval one.

A battle, falconry, the works. Went made with the K10D in burst mode and shot over 800 shots. All on one battery!!

Took Rogers advice and left the camera on P and in JPG mode. Only adjustments were the ISO indoors (800 and 1600) and the metering had to be changed to spot to avoid blowing the highlights (all too common on the K10D)

Whats left of the castle



The society get fully into the show



Everyone dresses in character and stays that way till the end.





The birds











The armour



Archery



Start of the battle



Battle









The falconry







The Friar





Sorry for the overly long post, but we had a brilliant day - got there at 10 and left around 3 - and I just wanted to share.

Loads more pics here

http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n135/Dal_1970/

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Old Apr 9, 2007, 4:18 PM   #2
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Is it contagious?

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=80

Nice pics from what looks like a great day!

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Thanks Kjell. Yes had a great day.

Just re-visited your post, and WOW much greater scale than the one I saw. Like you I wasn't much interested, but thought I'd give it a go.

One that was more on your scale went on a few months ago, with around 3,000 people taking part in the Battle of Hastings. Supposed to have been really good.


The next event there is jousting, which I may just have to visit.


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Old Apr 9, 2007, 4:27 PM   #4
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Nice series in fact it was so much fun to see I went back for seconds and will be back later for thirds. You did gooood.

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so that's where the helmet came from
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 4:59 PM   #6
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Great series Darren,

look like superb fun,

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Old Apr 9, 2007, 5:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments guys.


Roy - the helmet actually came from here
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=80

and is a Roman centurion helmet.


Had fun at 2 places this weekend.

Then capped it off tonight with a family bar-b-que at the in-laws.

Best weekend for a long while.

My only complaint is that the K10D blows the highlights quicker than the DL2. Gotta use the spot mode more often.


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Looks like a fun place almost like a grown up version of our Rennissance Fair.

http://renaissance-faire.com/

I got tired of the WB issue with my K10D, so I set my P setting to underexpose about two steps and would then switch between the AUTO (Green) mode for normal exposures and P for the bright ones where highlights need to be preserved.

Even then I use the front and rear wheels to change that if it isn't enough, then bring back the shadows in PP.

If you loose the highlights, you have lost the image!

Good shots by the way.

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Great shots, some of your hawk photos are sharp enough to cut your finger on. I like the friar portrait too.

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Wow, what fun, the birds are fabulous, I love the close-up.

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