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The old one is showing signs of wear, so out with the old, in with the new.

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.. but in the meantime, heres one the wife took on a recent trip to London. She's no photographer, even by amature standards, but I thought she'd captured a nice scene here.

I've fettled it in CS3 a bit.

[img]http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p215/boratsbaby/IMG_0124edit.jpg[/img]
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Taken today. :D

[img]http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff284/jkbmusic/Guyzance1.jpg?t=1257972237[/img]
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[b]jkbmusic wrote: [/b][quote]Taken today. :D

[img]http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff284/jkbmusic/Guyzance1.jpg?t=1257972237[/img]
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That's a beautiful picture jkbmusic.Where is it?



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[b]Ian Sampson wrote: [/b][quote][b]jkbmusic wrote: [/b][quote]Taken today. :D


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That's a beautiful picture jkbmusic.Where is it?
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Thanks, Not far from [url=http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/warkworth/84402]Here[/url] Between Felton & Warkworth. :D
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Not one of mine, found on the internet (at The Register).

F22 going suiper-sonic.

[img]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/i_should_coco/raptor_supersonic.jpg[/img]
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sorry, more bloody landscapes from a man in love with his surroundings.
I think I need a decent lens: any ideas?

[img]http://www.scarlet-design.co.uk/myfiles/Private/SunRays_over_Dittisham.jpg[/img]
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Cracking shots Mr. Cat :^. Where is the first one?.

Scarlet, I never tire of landscapes.:^
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Mr pimpernel,

I dont know your level of knowledge of photography, so forgive me if I'm suggesting stuff you already know !

First, get yourself a tripod. Even a cheap used one off ebay for a tenner (like wot mine is) is perfect.

Next, shoot at something like f8 or smaller, this will give a sharper shot with more in focus.

Next, the reason for the tripod. Take 2, or even 3 shots, at different exposures, without moving the camera, AT ALL ! You can use bracketing on your 500D for this, or simply adjust it manually usinging the thumb wheel. You can then combine these shots in an editing program to give a perfectly exposed shot.

Hope this is some help as you may find you dont really need a better lens ;-)
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[b]Borats Baby wrote: [/b][quote]Mr pimpernel,

I dont know your level of knowledge of photography, so forgive me if I'm suggesting stuff you already know !

First, get yourself a tripod. Even a cheap used one off ebay for a tenner (like wot mine is) is perfect.

Next, shoot at something like f8 or smaller, this will give a sharper shot with more in focus.

Next, the reason for the tripod. Take 2, or even 3 shots, at different exposures, without moving the camera, AT ALL ! You can use bracketing on your 500D for this, or simply adjust it manually usinging the thumb wheel. You can then combine these shots in an editing program to give a perfectly exposed shot.

Hope this is some help as you may find you dont really need a better lens ;-)[/quote]

Good advice BB,
No, please suggest any advice: although I had some formal training in Photography when I did my graphic design degree, it seems that much of it has been lost in my mind - mainly through laziness on my behalf. Amazing considering we used to have a fully equipped analogue darkroom!

I know about using the tripod - and I know it makes an enormous difference. In fact, I have an excellent, heavy Manfrotto. It's just that I often go for a walk and grab the camera "just in case", and sod's law usually dictates that's exactly the time when I see the best shots. I think I need to be more thorough about equipment when I go out taking shots: like Mr Cat, PurplePleaser and yourself: I see you all get very consistent results.

But the f.8 idea is something I'll try. Thanks.

Re: the lens: I'm still using the Canon EFS 18-55mm that was bundled together when I bought the package, and although it's great considering how inexpensive it is: the fact remains that the lens simply doesn't have the finesse to grab enough detail.
I'm happy to be patient and buy new toys slowly.

I think I will take s2000db advice and look at a decent Sigma.
I saw one recently but my parsimonious alter-ego got the better of me at the time.

... now where's that dusty wallet of mine! :roll:

Cheers,
SP





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[b]Mr Cat wrote[/b][quote]
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2487/4081263979_4d865f8861.jpg[/img]


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..beautiful shot Mr Cat: you're an inspiration!

SP

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