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04-02-2010, 07:57 PM   #16
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Stop looking at the histogram. They should throw that out. There's not enough info in it. Use the highlight warning "blinkies" instead. It not only tells if something is overexposed, it tells you what is overexposed.

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Here are my favorite shots from the day. The sun was going in and out, and I had to shoot into the sun, so the shadows were on me, but they still turned out well!
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Those are damn, damn, DAMN nice!!!

Go and do some cropping (keep the original files) and they will be OUTSTANDING!!!

Focus is perfect, colors are saturated, and you got what you went after to get!!!

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wow, thanks, Ira!!!!!

Yes, I took 180 shots and very few were out of focus. I didn't have to adjust the exposure in most of them, either, during PP. I just upped the contrast and saturation slightly. I'll do some cropping and edit my posts.

I'm very happy with the day!
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I'd have to agree. See I told you playing in traffic was a good idea

There's a couple of favourites there like the black horse and blue vested rider. then the one just below with 2 riders and the fence jumping.

Well done. I never made it to the track today and probably can't till later in the month. For the money, this is one great little camera.
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Those are really terrific shots!

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I'd have to agree. See I told you playing in traffic was a good idea

There's a couple of favourites there like the black horse and blue vested rider. then the one just below with 2 riders and the fence jumping.

Well done. I never made it to the track today and probably can't till later in the month. For the money, this is one great little camera.
Thank you again for all the help, Peter.

That's too bad you couldn't make it to the track. I'm going to a much larger steeplechase this Saturday, and I should be able to get the sun on the horses since, if I remember correctly, I can stand where I'll get shots both backlit and not because jumps will be on either side of me. Thankfully, I'm part of the horse world 'round here, so I don't have to pay the $50 general parking!

Oh, and I forgot to say that I met a nice man at this race last Saturday shooting with a Pentax 35mm. He's very interested in a K-7 but wanted to make sure his old lenses would work. I told him what I knew about how the Pentax DSLRs are compatible with old lenses, and I told him to come to this forum!
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Sweet, there's a real charm when seeing a K1000 still at work. I had this happen not long ago as well. I asked the guy to pass me one of his lenses and put it on my K20D. Then let him give it a try. I'm pretty sure he got a camera soon after. He didn't want to give mine back
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I can't get over how beautiful those shots turned out. I have appreciated reading along, and am now convinced that I will take a trip to Saratoga this year again - this time with my K-x. I'm totally inspired and can't wait for the summer. Thanks guys.
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