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Old Dec 23, 2007, 2:41 PM   #1
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Instead of joining my colleagues for a few (more) drinks in some grotty bar I took the GX-10 for a walk around Edinburgh. It was so cold that even the anti-shake had problems with my shivering.

Here's the best of the bunch, all jpegs straight from the camera; with the odd tweak to the contrast.

The first 2 are of the Camea Obscura as seen from the castle esplanade:





As you can see, it changes colour.

The castle itself looked a bit like this:



or, with slightly different settings, this:



Or, trying to be "arty":








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Old Dec 23, 2007, 5:24 PM   #2
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Neat shots - I very much like them. Looks like you used your time better than your mates. I really like the horse/rider silouette, but it's too bad the car was there too. Well done!
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And it is Artsy! Beautiful photos!

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I'm with Harriet. Very well done. Even spooky looking on the last ones.
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Very moody shots of the castle, I like them Keith.

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Edinburgh is a lovely town. I had the priviledge to watch a dress rehearsal there for a "Retreat" in August, 1986. Granted, it wasn't a cold night, but it was very nippy, even for August.
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Old Dec 26, 2007, 5:31 AM   #7
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Thanks folks.

Harriett - well spotted. It's actually a white van that I managed to miss twice! Once when taking the photo and again when cropping. Just goes to show that one should always be aware of what is actually in front of the lens and not just the picture that you can see.

As I cannot change the angle that I took the photo from I can at least adjust the crop to make the van a little less noticeable.




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Old Dec 26, 2007, 1:07 PM   #8
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hmmm... I like the crop betterin some ways but not in others - I'd be interested to hear what others think of it. It does make the van much less visible, but I don't know if I like the framing as well. Either way, it's a very special photo (and I know what you mean about missing what else is going on in a frame - happens to me all the time).
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Looking at the cropped version and the original, I tend to think the original is more interesting. Having the van in the front is not that distracting in my opinion. I do the same thing. I see what I "want" to see when I'm framing and will notice things after I get home or when someone else points them out to me. Even though I was taught to stop and look at every corner before pressing the button.
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