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Old Apr 8, 2010, 11:42 PM   #111
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Hello,

Hi, I am new to this forum thread... I just bought my Hx5v a week ago.

As mentioned before, I am a green horn in still photography and is willing to learn and truly appreciate the sharing from other forum experts on how to take good pictures. Hopefully, one day, I would know enough to take good pictures to share in the forum

I appreciate a critique on this mountain shot that I took using my Hx5v in the 8.15 am morning sun.. as I beginner, I used the intelligent shot... question for the experts... how do I improve the take of this shot? If you are standing at this same spot taking the same shot, what settings would you use? Should I use "P"? and which P settings is best

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Old Apr 8, 2010, 11:50 PM   #112
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Hello and welcome,

Where you using the camera at full zoom?

If not, I would try to zoom past the near power lines at the top of the photo. It is a bit distracting. Maxing out the zoom may also eliminated some of the houses in the neighborhood too. Maybe move to the double yellow line to get a bit more balance to the shot with the street.

You choose a tough spot to get the photo of the mountains. But over all you a nice job given the location.
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Thanks shoturtle.. you are right.. good point that the wires are distracting. I am not using full zoom... I have chosen a bad spot because it is the highest point on the road to catch the mountain top, but full of wires. I will look for another cleaner spot.

I will also try the "P" setting as advised by Sarah in the other thread.

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Ric,

Glad I could be of some assistance. But those are some majestic mountains. Finding a good location to shoot them will yield some lovely results I am sure.
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Old Apr 9, 2010, 12:21 AM   #115
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If you find the mountains familiar, it may be because it was featured on international TV during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics from Feb 12 to Feb 30th, I will find a good spot next time, free of wires and telephone poles to take another clear shot when the weather gets better... stay tuned

Hx5V is such a portable camera that I wear it on my belt everywhere I go, shooting pictures, so I have my cellphone clip on my belt on my left and Hx5V on right side of my belt everywhere I go :-)

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Ric-

Welcome on board. Make yourself comfortable. As you can see we have lots of sharing, many posts and a wide variety of photo samples to view in this thread.

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shoturtle,

If you find the mountains familiar, it may be because it was featured on international TV during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics from Feb 12 to Feb 30th, I will find a good spot next time, free of wires and telephone poles to take another clear shot when the weather gets better... stay tuned

Hx5V is such a portable camera that I wear it on my belt everywhere I go, shooting pictures, so I have my cellphone clip on my belt on my left and Hx5V on right side of my belt everywhere I go :-)

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Been out your way couple times this year already. I like vancouver. And whistler is always a nice place to ski
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Thanks Sarah. I am soaking in the fabulous master pieces shot by various experts and enjoyed reading all the great comments and sharing... great forum !
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Been out your way couple times this year already. I like vancouver. And whistler is always a nice place to ski
That's great! Vancouver is no stranger to you :-) ..... We have not many good days during the year to take outdoor shots... raining or cloudy most of the time.... again Hx5v is a god send because I can whipped out of my belt and take a shot where ever and when ever as soon as the sun comes out :-) Spring time is the best... I couldn't wait for the full spring blossoms to try out my Hx5V!!
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I would be interested in seeing some more close up shots with the hx5v. The ones I seen thus far have been excellent.
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