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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:03 am

Ido wrote:
bert stoltenborg wrote:That pic of muriel was a lucky shot, in the practicing room when the door was only a bit open. That;s why she has the funny things in het ears :-)

Composing such shots is very difficult and gives unnatural results, don't you agree?

Sometimes you get even better results when you do some sharpening in a picture, or straigthen it, make it black and white etc..
Simple program to achieve that is www.picasa.com


the M pic is exceptional. it has a painting quality.  M is a muse!
i think the lucky shots as you call them are indeed always the best.
sometimes i'll get a "feel" in such a shot, even though it's blurry/bad quality etc, and the "sharp" shot afterwards doesn't "have it".
what, you mean you can sharpen pics?  thansk again my brother.

That cat peeking through the gras is cool. How did you get the cat sharp?


i don't know. regular/auto everything. i did lie on the ground though, and try and aim exactly on the tiger, um cat.
i'm not done with that, i wanna get a tiger/jungle feel. (i have the tigers and i have the jungle, so..)

btw, howler also mentioned fuji...
you know bertje i can't rest now till i get  a f10,,,


Hey Ido,

this f11 is also cool. It's the same, but has shutter and aperture priority.
For example when you're shooting these sunsets, and you can manipulate shutter speed, you can get more dramatic effects.
Im may the f30 is coming, and then the f11 prolly will get sheaper.

The muriel picture was done with philips canon 350 (like Scott's)..
The landscapes with fuji f 5100, with all kinds of manual capabilities.

(Don't tell her, it's already bad enough  :D  :D )
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Postby J.F.Oros » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:19 pm

bert stoltenborg wrote:Simple program to achieve that is www.picasa.com
Thanks for this Bert, it looks verry nice.
Another more "profi" image editing software (Photoshop like) is The GIMP. It's free, but the interface is a little awkward.

bert stoltenborg wrote:That cat peeking through the gras is cool.
Yes, it's a beauty, Ido !
You're like in a safari over there !  :D

bert stoltenborg wrote:This google earth is the coolest thing since icecream

Check this  :mrgreen:  :
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Postby Eric Desart » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:22 pm

Bert,

That "Hommel" picture is incredibly top top. Did you take that?
If so, ...... congratulations.
That's not just the camery, but the guy behind it.
That's taken with a very large diafragm opening isn't it?

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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:15 pm

Eric Desart wrote:Bert,

That "Hommel" picture is incredibly top top. Did you take that?
If so, ...... congratulations.
That's not just the camery, but the guy behind it.
That's taken with a very large diafragm opening isn't it?

Eric


It's with a fuji f10, a point and shooter with almost no manual controls.
I shot about 100 pics of these little fellows, and then selected the best
I'm more a quantity than quality guy, as you know  :mrgreen:
This fuji f11 has aperture control, so that should be even cooler than the f10.

Thanks anyway!
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Postby Scott R. Foster » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:10 pm

Flaviu:

What is the name of the mountain range to the Northeast?
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Postby Ido » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:13 pm

bert stoltenborg wrote:
Eric Desart wrote:Bert,

That "Hommel" picture is incredibly top top. Did you take that?
If so, ...... congratulations.
That's not just the camery, but the guy behind it.
That's taken with a very large diafragm opening isn't it?

Eric


It's with a fuji f10, a point and shooter with almost no manual controls.
I shot about 100 pics of these little fellows, and then selected the best
I'm more a quantity than quality guy, as you know  :mrgreen:
This fuji f11 has aperture control, so that should be even cooler than the f10.

Thanks anyway!
:D


no go Hommel-Man, you've given it away, you can't hide behind "hasty-don't give a rat's ass"  Bertje" no more.

so Eric, I take it back, you/those Dutchies have Vermeer and Stoltenborg  :D .
HOWEVER, the only cars you/they ever made [AFAIK] are both lousy and look lousy.

btw All-Father Eric, you'll like this, there is a nice old Hebrew proverb (I'm just spilling these lately, eh? old age..) that says:
a man envies not his son nor his pupil (ha, Bertus is both).
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Postby David French » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:21 pm

Hey guys, I want in on the fun, too!!

David's Photo Gallery

All most pics were taken with an Olympus C-7070 WZ, a couple with a Fujifilm S5200, and the last three with a Canon Digital rebel with a Tamron lens.  Be sure to read the captions.

Note to Flav:  Picasa will blow you away.  It made the above linked webpage.
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Postby Ido » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:23 pm

bert stoltenborg wrote:....

this f11 is also cool. It's the same, but has shutter and aperture priority.
For example when you're shooting these sunsets, and you can manipulate shutter speed, you can get more dramatic effects.
Im may the f30 is coming, and then the f11 prolly will get sheaper.

..)


buddy, my very basic kodak has shutter and aperture priority, has till 400 asa, and i saw you can change the focus type (centre, area etc.) also, i think the basic lens/resolution quality is fine enough.
really good value for such a low budget thing.
thanks again bud.
at home we have an SLR called Kowa, bout 30 years old. real beautie. has/had great lens.
i still have a pentax superprogram SLR. very decent, bout 15 years old maybe? works just fine. good trusty value.
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Postby Ido » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:29 pm

David French wrote:Hey guys, I want in on the fun, too!!

David's Photo Gallery

All most pics were taken with an Olympus C-7070 WZ, a couple with a Fujifilm S5200, and the last three with a Canon Digital rebel with a Tamron lens.  Be sure to read the captions.

Note to Flav:  Picasa will blow you away.  It made the above linked webpage.


hey David, I was just about to ask where you were..  (i remembered you mentioned photo).
btw, love the ginger man photo, i have something with a motive similar to that, somehow, I'll post some painting pics.
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:47 pm

Ido wrote:
David French wrote:Hey guys, I want in on the fun, too!!

David's Photo Gallery

All most pics were taken with an Olympus C-7070 WZ, a couple with a Fujifilm S5200, and the last three with a Canon Digital rebel with a Tamron lens.  Be sure to read the captions.

Note to Flav:  Picasa will blow you away.  It made the above linked webpage.


hey David, I was just about to ask where you were..  (i remembered you mentioned photo).
btw, love the ginger man photo, i have something with a motive similar to that, somehow, I'll post some painting pics.


I was waiting for David too!
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:51 pm

Nice, David!

Your cat had at least clean eyes  :mrgreen:

How did you do that ghost?
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:55 pm

David,

How is that s5200?

With the s5100 I mis the high ISO for zoomed band photo's.
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Postby Ido » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:22 pm

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Postby David French » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:41 pm

Bert wrote:Your cat... How did you do that ghost?


Looks like someone didn't read the captions!   :P  

The S5200 is a fun little camera.  The zoom is outrageous, but it has severe problems with underexposing flash shots, at least the stock model I tested.  There may be a firmware update or something, I haven't checked.  The noise is a bit worse than the F10 due to the smaller sensor.  I have ISO tests if you really need to see them.  Also, the 'fidelity' of the images is just so-so.  I mean it's fine, but my Olympus blows it away, but then that digital rebel my friend had blows that away.  He has a 20D now.  Bastard.
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:02 pm

OK.
Didn't know what captions are
sorry
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Postby David French » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:23 pm

You mean you didn't know the English word caption?  If so, sorry.  You must have looked at the pics by viewing them directly instead of using the website's built-in viewer.
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:28 pm

Dpreview didn't test s5200.

So if you want something better than s5100, no 5200.

This eos 350 xt is awesome and relatively cheap, but it's a pain because you have to buy glass. And good lenses are expensive. And you have to carry all that shit around. S5100 goes in a coat pocket.. It's fun in the zoo or the woods with that 380 mm lens.
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:29 pm

David French wrote:You mean you didn't know the English word caption?  If so, sorry.  You must have looked at the pics by viewing them directly instead of using the website's built-in viewer.


No, but I'm a lazy SOB. Don't look out of my eyes.  :mrgreen:
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Postby Howler » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:45 am

bert stoltenborg wrote:That cat peeking through the gras is cool. How did you get the cat sharp?

Hey Stephen, what cam are you using?


That was shot with a 1968 Nikon F using 28mm/f1.8 lens/Fujicolor 100ASA film. That's in FL near Ocean Breeze. Durable old camera and still works like a charm. I don't use a meter... been shooting without a meter for 30 years. Like anything else, you get used to it, and meters can lie to you.......

These days i use mostly the Fuji S3000. Portable, tough, and great glass. Also has a lot of manual options.  I'd like one with higher pxl rez, but the most I use it for is brochures, and it's over-qualified for that size stuff.

Here's one of those "get it while it's there" pics. Shot at Paris Landing State Park Golf Course in N. Tennessee while surveying the course.
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Postby bert stoltenborg » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:08 pm

Hey Ido,

That painting has some strange qualities, I keep looking at it.

Maybe you should expose in Het Stedelijk in Amsterdam?


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