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Old Jun 19, 2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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I wanted to contribute something other than questions! :-)

My g/f and I went to CT and upstate NY for our 1 year (relationship) anniversary. We lucked out timing wise because the heatwave broke the day before and the temp went from 105 deg to a comfortable 80 with hardly a cloud in the sky.

These shots were taken with the kit lens since I didnt want to risk dust contamination (too late!) but I do have the A-50mm/2 and a Tamron 70-210. Hardly any PP was done except for a little tone fixing and getting the sensor dust smudge off the shots.













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Old Jun 19, 2008, 3:36 PM   #2
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nice shots J, looks like you had a good time!
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 12:14 AM   #3
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Very nice! Dust is something that happens - have you practiced the two-handed lens change so that your camera is only exposed for a second? That does more for keeping sensors clean than any dust removal system in my opinion. Wish I could go back to Mystic - I'm sure its quite a bit different than the last time I was there.
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Beautiful pictures and a nice variety. I like the first rigging shot and the strawberries.

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I like No. 3 and the last one.



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Those strawberries look yummy and it looks like you had a great day, a lovely series of shots, the b & w is my favourite.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 12:13 AM   #7
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Thanks all. ive had the camera for nearly a year but really havent had the time to put the K100 thru its paces till recently.



Mtngal, whats the 2-handed technique? and I can honestly tell you that Mystic is one of those places that DOESN'T change. That's the beauty!
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 9:28 PM   #8
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The two handed technique for changing lenses isn't difficult, but it does take some practice. Basically what you do is prepare the new lens first - i.e., take the rear lens cap off, hold it in your right hand, have it aligned right to put it on immediately. Have your left hand ready to remove the lens that's mounted. I use one of my right fingers to push the lens release button (while still holding the new lens), then use the left hand to twist the mounted lens. As I remove the mounted lens with the left hand I'm putting the new lens in place with the right hand and twist, so the camera is only exposed for a second or so, hardly at all. Another important tip is to make sure your back is to the wind (facing downwind) and you stay braced against a strong wind- my DS got dust above the focus screen, I dropped thelens I was changing and I almost fell overbecause I didn't think about that the first time I went snowshoeing with it!
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Nice, JBoyde. I really like the third and fourth ones.

Have only been to Mystic twice and it hadn't changed much in between the 15 year gap. Only went for the pizza with my sister the second time. Had just gotten a new camera and took a photo of her outside the place, realizing when we got home that I'd cut off the sign.:shock:

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Beautiful scenery & company, JBoyde! I really like the BW & sepia, tastefully done! Hope the wine was as enjoyable as this series. BTW, congrats & may you & your lady friend have many more together!

Thanks for sharing!
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