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by Birma
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Worcestershire Hedgerows
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Worcestershire Hedgerows

We saw two other families out blackberry picking in just a mile of lane, but as we didn't take a bag/box we just snacked as we went :) . I was initially surpised by the hops, but it's quite a common crop around here and so some escapees are to be expected I suppose. Re. the artifacts, I've just diso...
by Birma
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Worcestershire Hedgerows
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Worcestershire Hedgerows

It has been dull and grey around here for weeks now. Summer never seemed to get started but, now that we are approaching autumn, there is some colour in the hedgerows where I live. Popped out during a lull in the regular showers and grabbed the camera with whatever lens was attached - happened to be...
by Birma
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: French Alps Medieval Village
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: French Alps Medieval Village

Great pictures Bossel - so nice to see the sun is shining somewhere whilst squelching in the rain soaked UK. I especially like the shot of the roof tops - just what I'd imagine for a medieval mountain village! It looks like a scene from a movie set.
by Birma
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zoo
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: Zoo

I like the "winking leopard" best (no. 23?). Great shots of animal heads and expressions (faces?).
by Birma
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: ACR multi image processing?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: ACR multi image processing?

... and Elements 7 out soon :shock: - how much "better" does it need to get? I'm still on Elements 2 and struggling to make that work. :oops: Whenever I brace myself to get the latest version I find the next version is out. Oh well, not different to the hardware I suppose.
by Birma
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: My Flickr site
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: My Flickr site

Sorry to hear Cornwall was not so sunny. Have some friends who took 9 hours to travel home from there yesterday - post holidaty traffic :roll: I had to go back and check which B&W shots I liked especially :o - it was the bales, although all are very good. I want to have a go at B&W and I wil...
by Birma
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Nikson D90 does video! Will an Alpha do the same?
Replies: 41
Views: 3993

Re: Nikson D90 does video! Will an Alpha do the same?

Congratulations on reaching Grand Caliph status Sonalta - you now need to get a hat like the Doc's :D !
by Birma
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Garden Flowers - Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Garden Flowers - Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro

Nice shots in lens lore, really crisp - something for me to aim for :) .

I tried some further shots today, but same problem, not sharp enough to really pop. More practice required.

I'm interested in the PP workflow you used to spruce up my shot.
by Birma
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Garden Flowers - Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Garden Flowers - Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro

Hi Sonolta, I appreciate you taking the time for detailed comments. I think it was some of your shots with this lens that got me to try macro with it. (I look forward to your flower shots.) I will try some higher ISO shots to increase the DOF next time. I have had a go at some PP, using IDC and then...
by Birma
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Garden Flowers - Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Garden Flowers - Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro

Here are some shots from today using my Sigma 70-30 APO DG Macro, with emphasis on the "macro" part. I bought this lens for the long telephoto, but decided to try out the macro part for the first time. I am pleased with the detail and the smooth oof backgrounds. Am I too easily pleased? I ...
by Birma
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: 7 or 9, which would you pick ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11156

Re: 7 or 9, which would you pick ?

Ah ha! Head gear to match your new title. Excellent Dr Harout.
by Birma
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: As a beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: As a beginning

I like number 1 especially - I look forward to a sunny day version.

Congratulations on becoming a Grand Caliph! It sounds as if some fancy new head-wear is called for :)

From a humble acolyte.
by Birma
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: ENGINEERING [450k, 9pics]
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: ENGINEERING [450k, 9pics]

Great set of shots - I have been thinking about getting a second hand Min 28 2.8 for a while and these shots help for the + side. A nearby LCE has one for 99.00GBP which perhaps seems expensive with them are going on eBay for anything from 44 to 80 GBP. I suppose with LCE there will be a warranty an...
by Birma
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Maxxum lens
Replies: 43
Views: 4948

Re: Maxxum lens

The 50 1.7 is my first prime lens and I think its great. Very bright, and I find it easier to take sharper shots than with the kits lens. Nice Bokeh too. Very good for portraits although you do need to be quite close so perhaps not so good for candids unless you are quite brave :D . I found not havi...
by Birma
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: My Flickr site
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: My Flickr site

Great site Richard - love the insects, landscapes and sea scapes especially. You have a lot of nice b&w. Would you mind sharing your b&w approach?

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