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by Birma
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Lighthouses
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Lighthouses

Thanks Doc! One last pic, a bit tenuous, the small dot in the centre of the horizon is Coquest Lighthouse - honest :) Anyway, I just like the pic, and at least it's by the sea. 18-70 kit 1/500 F10.0 ISO100 @ 18mm http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm62/Birma1/CoquetLighthouse.jpg
by Birma
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: FOX
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

Re: FOX

A very powerful image Mike - thanks for sharing. As a useless side fact, that particular fox would have caused problems in some local authorities: if a dead animal is in the verge then it is a local / district matter, and if it is in the road it is a county / highways matter. When they lie across th...
by Birma
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Lighthouses
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Lighthouses

... and more lighthouses All with 18-70 kit 1/200 F13.0 ISO100 @ 60mm http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm62/Birma1/LismoreLighthouse.jpg Lismore Lighthouse, the Sound of Mull, Scotland 1/320 F9.0 ISO100 @ 70mm http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm62/Birma1/LongstoneLighthouse.jpg Longstone Lightho...
by Birma
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: B&W Cat
Replies: 23
Views: 2703

Re: B&W Cat

Hi Zeb, I love the way that the grain in the wood compliments the pattern of the cat's fur. The cat's face looks sharp and the rest falls off in a nice dof. A subject that seems to really suit B&W. Care to share how you did the B&W conversion? I like the picture a lot. It seems to be saying ...
by Birma
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Lighthouses
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Lighthouses

Thanks to everyone for your comments, and thanks to Zeb, Tom and Jonathan for more lighthouses. I especially like the church and leaning wooden one!

Kevin, I'm glad you got the grass thing. I've never really managed to capture long grass as I've wanted to but the journey continues :) .
by Birma
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Lighthouses
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Lighthouses

I love lighthouses, and I'm sure there must be a few lurkling in people's archives. Here are three views of one of my favourites at Rubha Nan Gall on the Isle of Mull, just to get you started. 18-70 kit, 1/40 F22 ISO80 @20mm http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm62/Birma1/DSC02549copy.jpg 18-70 kit, ...
by Birma
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: photogenic Mantis
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: photogenic Mantis

Great shots Javelin. I find taking close ups of spiders spooks me quite enough, these guys would have me running for the bug spray! I must admit that I am glad these don't occur in my back garden :?
by Birma
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: a700 + beercan
Replies: 25
Views: 2756

Re: a700 + beercan

Hi Kevin - you're right with the spider shot being at minimum focus distance; it was a day of learning and I think I should have moved back a fraction before focusing (manually). I have enormous admiration for anybody who tried to shoot bees with film - these chaps are always on the move and trial a...
by Birma
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: a700 + beercan
Replies: 25
Views: 2756

Re: a700 + beercan

Some beercan shots from Saturday. Butchery amongst the blooms! 1/320 F10.0 ISO400 @210 http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm62/Birma1/DSC04085copy.jpg Busy 1/640 F14.0 ISO800 @ 210 http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm62/Birma1/DSC04115copy.jpg Blooms with Baby Beercan 35-70/4 1/60 F16 ISO100 @70 ht...
by Birma
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Resizing Image
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Resizing Image

Doh! In retrospect I suppose it's obvious - do the resize before doing all of the post processing e.g. sharpening. Thanks to SilviuV and Sonalta for the tips. I'll give those a go.
by Birma
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Mirror lens
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

Re: Mirror lens

I just wanted to say how I think the moon shots posted so far are fantasitic. Literally other-worldy. The detail in them is great. Perhaps I have caught some form of lycanthropy, but I can't wait for the next opportunity to try something like this.

Arrrroooooowwww!
by Birma
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Resizing Image
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Resizing Image

Mmm. At the risk of answering my own question, I think some of this may depend on how you compare the images. In Image Data Lightbox the 800 pixel jpeg doesn't look as good as its zoomed, but full size, counter-part. If I use the Windows viewer they look almost identical. Is IDL doing some extra wor...
by Birma
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Resizing Image
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Resizing Image

I have a very basic question on resizing images. At the end of adjusting an image I often want to resize it for displaying on the web, typically 1000 or 800 pixels wide. The resulting jpeg seems to have lost detail comapred with a jpeg of the original size zoomed out (if you see what I mean). Is it ...
by Birma
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Presentation and Projection
Topic: 30fps 1080p HD video on Canon
Replies: 6
Views: 2939

Re: 30fps 1080p HD video on Canon

Since the birth of my daugther (6 months does just fly by!) I have been wondering if I want to buy a video camera to capture those family memories, as well as taking stills with my DSLR. Now it seems I don't need to bother with a separate video device as my next DSLR will probably have video capture...
by Birma
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Add link to photoclubalpha.com in forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Add link to photoclubalpha.com in forum

I'd second that - I know it's only a matter of clicks, but it would save a bit of time.

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