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Posted By: KrisK10D, 04-06-2008, 06:26 AM

We have ANZAC Day coming up in Australia soon. You should google that if you're not sure what it is. I needed some shots of the War Memorial in Canberra for a publication so I went down there this weekend to get them. Part of the Memorial is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and that's in the Hall of Memory. I totally fell in love with the stained glass windows in there I had to attempt a shot even without a tripod. Can't believe they came out as good as they have considering they're all hand held.

Southern window depicting personal qualities

Eastern window depicting fighting qualities

Western window depicting social qualities

This is a closer look at the detail in the windows. I think they're amazing personally.

If anyone on the planet thought the shake reduction on the K10D was a gimmick, I'd say they should start baking that humble pie
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Stunning images. It must be a humbling place to visit. And I agree with you about the SR on the K10D, it has saved my shots many a time.
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Great shots of a very moving image (pun intended haha) - the colors, framing are spot on. Well done.
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That must be a great place to visit and you've taken us there with these images, beautiful.

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I like stained glass windows, and these are really nice ones. Lots of symbolism and meaning. It looks like a very powerful place to visit. Thanks for showing these to us.

You are right the detail is amazing!
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Those are amazing shots!

Very striking.......

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Great shots Kris, I too love stained glass windows, your shots are wonderful! Great detail. What lens were you using?

NaCl(and another big fan of SR)H2O
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Beautiful shots! It really is a memorable place to visit. One can spend hours in there. From a Lancaster bomber down to a tinned christmas pudding issued to soldiers in WWI, you can spend hours in there. So much to see.

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Thanks much folks!

I used my brand shiny new Sigma 17-70 f2.8. What a great lens! The exif data is on all images. I haven't had this lens off my camera since it arrived. I did some PP on the shots too, perspective and cropping.

As Bruce said, there's lots to see but I didn't have a lot of time on my hands. Inside the Museum was especially difficult as the lighting was even worse and the different sources played havoc with my white balance.

Will post some more laterz
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very nice work with your new toy.
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Very nice photos, I never tire of visting the AWM even though I drive past it on my way to work everyday. I reckon you can spend days in there not just hours.

I was at the AWM last weekend and sighted 3 fellow Pentaxians but no one Canikon
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Another stained glass fan here.... Great composition and exposure on these!

I don't know what lens you shot with, but the pin-straight lines really stand out, especially close to the borders!

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Well done Kris.
Textbook perfect composition and stunning colours.
So you took these indoors, handheld with a K10D? Where's the oft-talked-about K10D noise?
Great use of a great tool!
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Those are Beautiful shots..

You captured them very well.. Kris...

Great job!!! Thanks for sharin.. Kim
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beautiful shots, and beautiful stained glass windows too

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