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Posted By: daacon, 03-31-2007, 09:44 PM

I have had the K100D for about a month and have not had much time to play. Tonight I sat outside on my deck with a tripod and played for about 30 minuites with various settings and had about 2 pictures turn out :-) Here is the best one - This is unprocessed (just resized)

Several of them had the moon way to bright - I guess pratice pratice pratice eh !

What do you guys think ?

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03-31-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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Beautiful. Love the mood. Almost eerie but also poetic.

Might crop out the perimeter of the shot to rid off the black
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Thanks - yeah cropping is in order - I may play a bit in Photoshop see what I can do (just got that software - rookie there as well - so much fun to have so liitle time ...)
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I like it just as it is. Congrats on the fine job.

When you get a little more comfortable with the camera and learn how to set it up manually you'll be able to get perfect night shots every time. It takes a little bit of practice, but in my opinion it's worth it.
For now shooting in RAW, and playing around with some processing might give you the shots that you want

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Thanks - practice is the key no doubt. Here is another picture - nothing spectacular or artistic about it - just like it - taken at my Dad's winter home in 'middle of nowhere' Arizona (between Phoenix and Palm Springs)

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Like the moodiness of the first shot. That last shot is so funny!
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Don't play with that moon shot too much, daacon. Unusual range of colors make this a very special shot imho. Love it, Freddy
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Thanks fevbusch that shot was more luck than skill (tried a bunch of settings and litterally just shot the moon 20 minutes hahah) but I hope to be able to reproduce shots like this.

I also recently Photoshop CS2 so my plan of attack is to learn to shoot first then edit later. I was somewhat familiar with Paint Shop Pro but I think I will make of a copy of that one before I do any editing.

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Great shots. I like the moon shot like it is. Maybe a little cropping but it not necessary. If you like to do the moon shots do a search, I think in this forum, and you should find the recommended settings. I have gotten some decent shots that way.

Like the second shot, funny.
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I love the colors and the cloud cover in the moon shot. I don't think there's much to change... and the second is so fun! Did you set that up, yourself?
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Thanks Hanamai

No the 'fisherman' is situated right at the enterance of the RV park and has been there for at least 10 years I would say.

It is a differnent place I have been down there about 3 times over the last 10 years. It is litteraly in the middle of the Arizona desert (closest 'town' on a map would be Salome or an hour outside of Parker) and every few miles 'RV parks' pop up.

So basically a retirement area (what we call 'snowbirds' - retired Canadainas from the West and Americans from the Northwest area) where people have way too much time on their hands - a scenario I suppose allot of us aspire to do where the biggest decesion of the day is what golf course do I go to haha
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Thanks - practice is the key no doubt. Here is another picture - nothing spectacular or artistic about it - just like it - taken at my Dad's winter home in 'middle of nowhere' Arizona (between Phoenix and Palm Springs)
Great moon shot
I have been trying to get some like that, but nothing so far.
The second one you know they say about Arizona area ....it's a dry heat
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the moon shot would make for a good wallpaper! nice shot.
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the moon shot would make for a good wallpaper! nice shot.
Thanks - Funny you mention that as that is where it sits - I got no problem sharing it wiht you or anyone just PM me with an email address.
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