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  1. stevegreen

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    I'll start my thread off first so people can get an idea on how I think this should develop, starting with a bit of information on kit etc.

    I started getting interested in digital photography in 2002 and started off with a very basic Kodak point and shoot. This was upgraded in 2004 to a Canon A85 which, after dead pixels were found, was replaced by an A95.

    Getting used to that took a little time as the majority of pictures were taken on full auto mode. After seeing just what could be achieved with a little creativity I started using the settings which required some kind of manual input and, having started to get used to the camera promptly replaced it with a EOS 350D with both the kit lens and the 50mm F1.8 MkII

    It's early days at the time of posting, but here follows a few pictures taken from the first weekend with the camera.
     
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    1/60 f4.0 ISO400 - 18-55 Lens
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    1/160 f5.6 ISO100 - 18-55 Lens
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    1/800 f5.6 ISO100 - 18-55 Lens
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    1/800 f5.6 ISO100 -18-55 Lens
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    And one with the 50mm f1.8 prime lens.

    This was one of the first 10 shots taken with this lens, there is loads more to get out of it! :D

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    Steve, I never tire of looking at that shot of the wheel. Superb photo :thumbsup:
     
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    Needless to say, good work bud :0

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    Thakns for the kind comments. I am hoping to get a fair few pictures next week as I am on a week off from work :clap:
     
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    Great shots.
     
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    One of a few taken yesterday, just messing around with the 50mm f1.8 lens. I'm very impressed with this lens :)


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    Your photos have improved incredibly over the last year or so Steve :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for the kind comments :smashin: :blush:

    Here's a 'Bristol Pete' inspired shot I took today. I'm a bit narked that the weather has been so bad this week otherwise I may have been able to get out without getting soaked. Tried a bike ride today and it rained most of the way so I didn't want to get my camera out for fear of getting it too wet :(

    Kind of reflected my mood :laugh:

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    Steve. Great shot. I love it!

    Nice one. High ISO, grain, black and white, moody?

    Hang on a mo, that could almost be mine!!!! :rotfl:

    top shot!
     
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    Nice simple lighting there, very effective. The shot of the lady with the potato is nicely lit too ... hooray for attractive women and vegetables, where would we be without them?
     
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    Absolutely nowhere :clap:

    Finally managed to get out today and had a walk from our house down into Ironbridge, a really nice place to take pictures. We try as much as possible to stay off roads and stick to the many 'trails' which run through the area.

    First moment that the camera came out was when we walked past this old factory site, the chimney still stands but this is all thats left of whatever it was that was there :)

    1/4000 f4.5 ISO 1600 yeah, i know, forgot to change it :rolleyes:
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    Messed about with this quite a bit to get the kind of look I wanted, but the error in taking the picture originally didn't help :rolleyes:

    One of the 'many' paths I mentioned earlier. This one runs all the way down into Coalbrookdale.

    1/320 f4 ISO 100 :D
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    This path runs alongside a railway, but I have never seen a train use it.

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    1/500 f3.5 ISO 100
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    I have noticed on a lot of these that the sky is very blown out, need to sort out why this is happening. Probably down to the fact i'm using the camera on Av mode because I can't quite get exposures in to my head as to what works and what doesn't. All of this is a learning curve :)

    More views from the path, a waterfall. I took this handheld and pushed the exposure up and the aperture down, i'm quite proud my hand was steady :laugh:

    1/5 f22 ISO 100
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    Even Lorna is getting the bug now :smashin: But it did take us nearly two hours to walk in what we would normally do in 45 minutes :laugh:

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    An old burnt out post box in Coalbrookdale.

    1/200 f4 ISO 100
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    An interesting stile type thing.

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    Up to the top of the hill with views over Ironbridge Gorge. Unfortunately, none of the ones that I took from the hill looking over the Gorge came out very well. I also had a play with the 50mm 1.8 here, just to see. Pleased with what came out.

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    From this area. If you look one way you see the Gorge in all it's splendour and, if you look the other way you see the Power Station

    1/320 f7.1 ISO 100
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    Walking up Ironbridge High Street. Couldn't believe how many shops were not occupied. They must have struggled over winter :(

    Dont ask about the ISO setting changing because I can't remember doing it :rolleyes:

    1/400 f3.5 ISO 200
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    Some views of the Iron Bridge

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    1/30 f7.1 ISO 200
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    1/250 f5 ISO 200
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    1/40 f8 ISO 200
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    and finally, my wierd angle one for the day :clap:

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    Steve. Superb work mate. Really, excellent stuff. :cool:

    I really like like the rail line pictures and personally the eye follows the track and I did not even consider the sky until you mentioned it. I think the picture of Lorna looking over the fence is great too, superb DOF, but note that I do like them all.

    Very impressed :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks Pete.

    I took masses of pictures and these were the most prominent at first look. I might well go down to that place in the first picture again today as there is potential for some nice shots there I think. Think I will use full manual to see if I can sort this blown sky problem out. Just takes a bit of time to get used to the controls :laugh:
     
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    You've got some good shots there.

    I love the simplicity of the post box, but have to say I the b/w ones are really nice. Also the 2nd last one was worth me going back for a 2nd, 3rd look, I love the quirky angle! :smashin:
     
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    Just looking back at your pics Steve and one thing that puzzles me with water shots especially when taken at slow shutter speeds is how un-natural the water looks, but it does capture the movement of the fall superbly. Nice one....makes me want to skinny dip :rotfl:
     
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    Some more from today. Didn't have much time so I drove down to the derelict factory site and took a few :)

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    Bit abstract maybe? :laugh:
     
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    Steve, as superb as usual. The pile of bricks is a cracking picture as is the captured wall.

    Nice one :thumbsup:
     
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    Calm down Pete :laugh:

    Some ducks that seemed quite happy to pose for me.

    1/125 f2 ISO 200

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    Sorry mate, think I had a few too many beers.....:D :hiya:
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    Just the one from today i'm afraid :(

    Just been trying some idea's out for the competition, had a good picture in mind, tried to take it.............and failed :laugh:

    Anyway, took this today after I passed a Sailing Club and decided to pop my head in. Managed to get a few pictures, this being one of the nicest for composition. Desaturated with levels adjusted and a 50% faded sharpen.

    Kit lens 1/250 f7.1 ISO100

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    Some superb shots there Steve. My highlights are the one of the bricks - really simple but effective and the one of the train tracks taken low down with the track curving off into the distance. Althought that last one would have been perfect if a train was in shot coming towards you but for obvious reasons pretty impossible to take!:rotfl:
     
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    A few from the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Unfortunately, I was at work for both of the Bank Holiday days, but as it was quiet I went down the road to take some pictures of a new building that has been put up. It actually opened today as a massive food/grocery warehouse. Its massive and a real blot on the landscape.

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    and another view

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    It can be seen clearly from over fields and there were actually Deer in the field in front of it, wonder what they think!

    My best mate came round on Saturday night, was supposed to be a nice quiet night in but we ended up at various pubs singing karaoke. Took loads of pictures with the 50mm lens so have montaged a couple for your entertainment!

    My good friend Ash.
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    Ash and Lorna laughing together after a few.
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    We had the camera on multi burst for most of the night and took nearly a gigs worth of pictures.

    Here are a couple of montages from the silly part of the evening!

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    They're really funny (as in ha,ha rather than perculiar!) - your mate looks like a top bloke - what was he trying to do with that banana!! :laugh:

    Seriously though, I like the way you've montaged the 4 shots together, a nice trick that I must copy, er I mean, try myself...
     
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    Thats clever and the pictures, particularly the colours are great. :thumbsup:

    How did you do that montage effect Steve?

    Pete
     
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    God knows but those were taken a while apart. He semed to have a fixation with it for some reason :smoke: does funny things ;) :laugh:

    Pretty simple to be honest Pete. I just took the four pictures I wanted in the montage, resized them to 400 pixels across, added a 5 pixel border and then just dragged them into a new document, flattened the image then added a 10 pixel border round the lot.
     

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