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Posted By: Sailor, 01-24-2011, 07:28 AM

The other day, I experimented with my DA 55-300 as a close up lens - here's a shot of a statue at the Texas Sea Center. This one is hand-held, not the best approach, but I'm too lazy to carry a tripod.

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This is very effective with the worn stone, shadow and light. I can see where a tripod might have helped on the cheek area, but everywhere else seems crisp enough for this image. Love the scratches and wear marks, just adds so much character. Your vision of the statue is terrific too. Really really cool!
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Good use of B&W, which is still a powerful way to portray some subjects.
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Nicely done Jer. That lens is so versatile.

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I like it, Jer. The conversion is well done and emphasizes the form and texture well. I continue to be impressed with the photos I see form folks using the 50-300mm.
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Nicely done Jer. I also really like the B&W here.
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another great b/w from you Jer, that long lens sure works a lot better than I figured. thanks Bob
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Jer-You are certainly getting more creative. After looking at that shot of the statue I think that I'm going to get myself "stoned"-----Capn Zap

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QuoteOriginally posted by tessfully Quote
This is very effective with the worn stone, shadow and light. I can see where a tripod might have helped on the cheek area, but everywhere else seems crisp enough for this image. Love the scratches and wear marks, just adds so much character. Your vision of the statue is terrific too. Really really cool!
Thanks so much for such very nice words - I really appreciate it.

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Good use of B&W, which is still a powerful way to portray some subjects.
Thank you. And I do love B&W.

Jer

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Nicely done Jer. That lens is so versatile.
Hey, Susan. Thanks and, yeah, this lens does a very good job for the buck, and it's not the size of a rocket launcher - something supremely important to me.

Jer

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I like it, Jer. The conversion is well done and emphasizes the form and texture well. I continue to be impressed with the photos I see form folks using the 50-300mm.
Appreciate it, Tamia.

Jer

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Nicely done Jer. I also really like the B&W here.
Thanks very much,

Jer
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another great b/w from you Jer, that long lens sure works a lot better than I figured. thanks Bob
Bob, thanks for the nice words. The lens is a jewel for what it costs and it's (relatively) diminutive size.

Jer

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Jer-You are certainly getting more creative. After looking at that shot of the statue I think that I'm going to get myself "stoned"-----Capn Zap
Hey, thanks Capn - I always said that you put the "rock" in rock n' roll .

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You couldn't really ask for better, the flaws in the stone add value to the character of the image and the tonal qualities are great. Well done in all aspects.
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"Pensive" now that's a thought.
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You couldn't really ask for better, the flaws in the stone add value to the character of the image and the tonal qualities are great. Well done in all aspects.
Hey, I appreciate the nice words, EM.

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"Pensive" now that's a thought.
And a deep one, at that.

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insightful composition jer... sort of reminds me of those folks victimized by the vesuvius eruption... frozen in time and stone.... dave m
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Very cool B&W Jer !
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