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Old Sep 12, 2009, 7:02 PM   #11
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The only pp was color correction.
Hope I get this camera figured out soon!
I always get excited about photographing aircaft and wish I was in the boat with you!! The K7's focusing sounds impressive is only 2 of 55 were out of focus!

What happened that you needed color correction in PP? Judging from the color of the water and the sky, each of these images have a different color tone (at least on my monitor)?[/QUOTE]

Jelpee,

I was thinking about your terrific pictures after the thrill of shooting this series ended.

I don't know how I did it but had been playing around with settings in the camera as lulls came and went with fast moving boats on the pond. I did something to the white balance setting. When I got home and loaded my pictures into the computer I saw that at a point before this series the pictures took on a bright blue hue. I looked at the white balance setting in the camera and it was at the bottom of the fluorescent scale.

I corrected by going to the curves menu in PS and using the Grey eyedropper and looked in the image for something gray to click on. Most of the pictures had rocks at the shoreline that I used. The last one of the plane in the sky I found something on the bottom of the pontoon that gave me a more natural color.

The focusing is impressive to me coming from the K100D.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 7:24 PM   #12
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Patty,

I guess the wants in the hobby never end. There is always something better. You get a K-7 and they come out with a K-8. You get a 500mm and the next thing you want to take a picture of needs a 600mm.

I learned in a sales course I took in College that there are only four things that motivate people to buy. They are: Need, Want, Desire and Embarrassment Not To Have. Discard the last three and figure out if the first is genuine and make the decision based on it.

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I learned in a sales course I took in College that there are only four things that motivate people to buy. They are: Need, Want, Desire and Embarrassment Not To Have. Discard the last three and figure out if the first is genuine and make the decision based on it.

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Yep, I am always telling my son that he needs to distinguish between needs and wants. Guess I need to do the same thing.

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Looks like you had a fantastic day Lou!
Now if you'd just start shooting in RAW you wouldn't have to worry about white balance.


Keep up the good work!
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Patty,

I guess the wants in the hobby never end. There is always something better. You get a K-7 and they come out with a K-8. You get a 500mm and the next thing you want to take a picture of needs a 600mm.

I learned in a sales course I took in College that there are only four things that motivate people to buy. They are: Need, Want, Desire and Embarrassment Not To Have. Discard the last three and figure out if the first is genuine and make the decision based on it.

Lou

Great annecdote Lou!

Being a Star Treck fan, I recall the following from Mr. Spock to Cap'n Kirk which I know happens to me: "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. "
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Good shots, you sure are having fun with that new toy.

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GW, raw will be my next adventure with the new toy. I may even try raw + jpg and have the best of both worlds.

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Great annecdote Lou!

Being a Star Treck fan, I recall the following from Mr. Spock to Cap'n Kirk which I know happens to me: "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. "
I can buy into that as well, as long as you stop there.

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Good shots, you sure are having fun with that new toy.
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Thanks Rodney, I think I'm going to enjoy it.

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I often shoot raw+ and find that sometimes I prefer the raw file and sometimes the jpg. It seems to me like for archive purposes it's not a bad idea to have both files. However, it does take longer for the camera to write all that to the card, I think.
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