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12-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #1501
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Excellent composure, and proof that the most critical aspect of the photographic process occurs approximately 1/4 inch behind the viewfinder

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That is so true I like ability to set time or aperture in P mode. I use P mode for most of the time then TV and when the situation is very contrasty/difficult I use M. I also like ability to quickly change focus modes. K30 is very "strainghforward" I tried Nikon D3100 and 5100 but I don't like their interface..but It can be because I started with a film SLR at ca 14. I personally don't understand the presence of SCN modes. Sorry for the rant. The beauty of the present day is that there is a choice..a lots of choices in a world of cameras and sales persons are not any help or at least where I live. Nice photos everyone! (PS: I'm not a camera racist!)

12-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #1502
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Very nice, CC.
QuoteOriginally posted by Rite Quote
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Excellent composure, and proof that the most critical aspect of the photographic process occurs approximately 1/4 inch behind the viewfinder

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Thank you for the compliments. This year is my first attempt at photography. I've owned P&S cameras in the past but mostly for vacations and stuff. Nothing artistic. I decided to purchase a DSLR in March and I'm very happy with how far I've come since then.
12-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #1503
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QuoteOriginally posted by sumx4182 Quote
Thank you for the compliments. This year is my first attempt at photography. I've owned P&S cameras in the past but mostly for vacations and stuff. Nothing artistic. I decided to purchase a DSLR in March and I'm very happy with how far I've come since then.
I like that rails photo and I I have liked it on flickr
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QuoteOriginally posted by AldaCZ Quote
I like that rails photo and I I have liked it on flickr
Thanks. I have a similar photo from the same day (not as low to the ground) that is a dark, desaturated edit that I like alot too.




Has a "scary movie" vibe to me with the hint of fog and dark tones.

12-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #1505
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Took a walk in the city on Saturday:

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So peaceful......(bleh)
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Snow storm yesterday! It was fun to be able to take pictures without worrying about the snow. Camera and lens were covered with snow in -14C temperature!

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That snow shot is fantastic... what setting did you have on for that?

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One of stills I was able to catch that one angry lightning.

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That snow shot is fantastic... what setting did you have on for that?
Thanks guest

pretty much every thing was on automatic settings: Auto exposure with +1 compensation; Auto white balance; auto iso...

From the exif:
Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Shot at 21.2 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, Program AE, 1/640 sec, f/9, ISO 1600, Compensation: +1

And also I was on continuous shooting hi

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Several pics while I'm still learning.
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Full moon, winter, midnight.
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Not strictly speaking the correct criteria but hopefully forgiven




The *ist DS from this marketplace, used for this shot was intended to tide me over until NZ finally got the K-30. showed up on my doorstep yesterday, it's missed the boat by week or two though Still takes a good picture
It looks sexy with an old lens) We may be oldschool)
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some samples of iso 3200 and 18-135mm lens

taken indoors, at Aquarium (jpeg, straight out of camera)
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taken indoors, at Aquarium (jpeg, straight out of camera)
Not bad efforts. Aquariums are demanding places to shoot. Glass reflection, lack of light, and moving subjects make for difficult shots. I'd make a few suggestions to improve your results. Pick a medium length fixed lens with a wide aperture to help increase shutter speed and/or lower ISO. I chose the 50mm f1.8 when I went to Baltimore earlier this year. Also, shoot in RAW. This gives you so much more control of the images when you get back home to your computer. I also shot a bit under-exposed. This allowed me to use a faster shutter to stop motion and I knew that I could increase the exposure in post production. A circular polarizing filter can help eliminate some glass reflections but will also make you lose some light through the lens resulting in a slower shutter. I tended to just try to use my body and camera angles to block hot spots and reflections off the glass.Take a look at some of my shots here: Baltimore/Inner Harbor/National Aquarium - a set on Flickr

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