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Add me to the club.

Canon 1D Mark II N
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Here's a couple pics I shot with the big camera




    
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Wow!

Highly-Annoyed... that is friggin' scwheet, sick and badarse photography there.

...hmmm.... are you sure you did not crop those from National Geographic?

Lol - just kidding... just kidding.

Seriously Man, nice work.
Thanks man. I'm only just starting off in photography, but I'm trying to put the effort in to get good results. It's really encouraging to hear that you like some of my stuff . It would help if my camera was a bit better, but I can live with it's shortcomings for the mean time . I'd love a DSLR, but cash flow is preventing a purchase atm.

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wow very nice A++,but the thing is i am useless with editing programs i don't even know how you did that.I have photo shop cs3 and have no idea how to even use it other than color editing and such
Yeah, it took me a while to get to grips with GIMP and I'm still learning. The key to it is patience. If you need to zoom in to 400% and move groups of 100 pixels around, or 1200% and work with groups of 5 or 10 pixels, do it. All you really need to do is "clone" the area surrounding the lens flare and paste it judiciously over the flare marks. It's true that you'll be altering what's actually in your photo, but I don't see any alternative really. I tried changing the colour hues and saturation around first, but cloning seems to be the only thing that can rectify the flare issue. I did manage to alter hue, saturation and brightness on some areas to help negate the flaring and also on some cloned areas, but mostly it wasn't very effective.

As I said though, it'd take me the best part of an hour (if not two) to fully cleanse your image of lens flare at it's native resolution, to an acceptable standard and I'm not really up for the challenge to be honest. I've been sat in front of a PC working for hours on end of late and I'm getting a bit fatigued.

Give yourself a few hours (and save at different stages) and play around with GIMP, or PhotoShop and see what you can achieve. I'm sure you're a smart person and will pick up the basics quickly enough. It's always satisfying to learn new skills and once learned, you wont forget them, but can build on them. If you're into photography, image editing is probably something you'll need to familiarise yourself with anyway, as it's sometimes essential to clean up noise and colour and other image aberrations.

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I will upload more later.

I love just driving along a coast line and stopping at every scenic point and taking pics, as I did along Highway 1.
Wow! Some seriously beautiful shots there. Nice work! I especially like the two I've quoted above.

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come on lets see some more pics!
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Add me to the club.

Canon 1D Mark II N
Canon SD630

Here's a couple pics I shot with the big camera




welcome great pics
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ok check this out (i know the pic is nothing amazing actually i think it sux but pay attention to the cloud, it was blue for miles a head and dark for miles behind i could park in the center of the sun and the dark side it was pretty cool. I don't think my s700 do it justice tho but it was really epic hehe





i shot it with a slower shutter to brighten them it here are some better pics

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ok check this out (i know the pic is nothing amazing actually i think it sux but pay attention to the cloud, it was blue for miles a head and dark for miles behind i could park in the center of the sun and the dark side it was pretty cool. I don't think my s700 do it justice tho but it was really epic hehe
I have to say, I really do love the angles you shoot at. You turn what could otherwise be a fairly everyday street scene into a really interesting image. It's a really good idea I think I may have to adopt .

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hehe u have to cheat when u don't have heavy duty hardware thx tho
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hehe u have to cheat when u don't have heavy duty hardware thx tho
I guess it forces you to be more creative, which ends up with a better result. I tend to be too formal and uncomplicated with the photos I take. I only really get creative when "developing" RAWs and undertaking post-processing work and most of that is just tweaking and polishing. Hmmm, I think I'll try and be a bit more creative in future. Try out a few wacky angles and unusual perspectives.

Last couple of shots I'll be adding for a while.

This is the first out-side shot I ever took with the FZ50. It was taken using JPEG, back before I discovered that RAW PC development yielded better results from the camera. Hence, the image isn't as clear as some of the previous ones, due to it being taken in fairly low light, at ISO 100, with JPEG and the useless in-camera noise reduction algorithms.



For a bit of comparison, below is a shot I took fairly recently, taken in RAW and "developed" on the PC. Also in ISO 100, in the late afternoon, just as the light was starting to die.



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looks like you slowed the shutter way down. that camera actually shines if you know what ur doing with it, I say this because i was looking to upgrade to a fz50 and the reviews were not favoring it but this is some very good quality work from a non slr, as for me its easier to be creative because my camera is not much bigger than my fist so its light and i can stick it in odd angles easier and in small spaces and all that. worst thing is that i can't shoot raw.
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looks like you slowed the shutter way down. that camera actually shines if you know what ur doing with it, I say this because i was looking to upgrade to a fz50 and the reviews were not favoring it but this is some very good quality work from a non slr, as for me its easier to be creative because my camera is not much bigger than my fist so its light and i can stick it in odd angles easier and in small spaces and all that. worst thing is that i can't shoot raw.
I looked into getting a camera for quite a while before I purchased. The other contender for my money was the Fujifilm FinePix S9600.

The S9600 can be had cheaper than the FZ50 and I have now come to believe that it is probably the better all-rounder, in that it is cheaper, it's only about 1 mega-pixel less, as far as I can tell it has a superior CCD, it's zoom range is only 1.3x less than the FZ50, all in all, it seems to take much crisper, less noisy pictures, right out of the camera, with little to no post production required.

The S9600 shoots in RAW as well as JPEG and if I had my chance again, I'd probably opt for it instead of the FZ50. The FZ50's glass is great, probably better than the than the S9600, but the sensor is far less noisy on the S9600 and it helps a lot.

When I got the FZ50 I bought it based on the specification. At the time of purchase, it had the best spec available for a non-slr, in terms of quality of lens, mega-pixel count, zoom and functionality. It allows you full manual, or full auto modes and pretty much any combination of the both you like. Without going into too much detail, it's a pretty well spec'ed piece of non-slr kit. I was seduced by this and paid little attention to those who claimed it's sensor was too noisy, or too small for the 10.1 mega-pixel job.

It's true, that when you get to know the FZ50 well enough (I'm still not quite there as you can see) you can compensate for it's one real shortcoming (noise) and, with the right software and plenty of patience and some hard work, produce images that are of a pretty high standard for non-slr. But to be fair, I'd rather be out in the field, taking pictures, than stuck in front of a PC editing them.

If I were you, I'd seriously consider the Fujifilm-FinePix-S9600 as an upgrade, over the FZ50. It's cheaper than the FZ50 and a heck of a lot cheaper than DSLR, but it's a great all rounder, that produces crisp, clear photos. Just check out this review for it. It's really a great little camera.

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