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    Missing CF Card Found

    It has been several years since my trip to China and, today, I just found a CF card with images from the Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show in Xi'an, China. During my trip, I downloaded my CF cards every evening when I returned to my hotel room and transferred them to my wife's notebook computer and then backed up to external hard drives. I was exceptionally tired from a hard routine of sightseeing that day in Xi'an. We started the day at the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum, visited several other sights and finished the day with a visit to the Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show and didn't get back to the hotel room until quite late in the evening. Apparently I neglected to download this card and just placed it on one of the pockets of my wife's notebook case where it remained until today. I had a very large number of cards so apparently never realized that this one was missing.

    It was like revisiting the show to see these images pop onto my screen. I shot them with a 40D wearing a 70-200mm f/4L IS lens. At first I shot using ISO 1,600 and after a bit switched to ISO 800 when I realized that would allow exposures at f/4 in the area of 1/150 second or there abouts...

    Here are some of the images I found...

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    BTW: The performers were lit by colored spotlights so color balance may seem a bit off...

    Other images of Xi'an, China are located in my Xi'an Gallery:

    http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/Travel/CH...113950&k=Fstqr
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 11th July 2012 at 01:54 AM.

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    Re: Missing CF Card Found

    Looks pretty impressive to me, Richard. Glad you were able to locate your "missing" card.

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    Like the last one best. It must be the contrast formed by that deep blue background.

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    Sorry about the loss of the card, Richard, but happy about the opportunity to re-live a great experience!

    One thing that has always struck me about editing a shoot is I get to relive the experience. Regardless of the crap I put out or how much I screw it up, it is always fun getting to spend the extra time with my subjects!

    Your usual high-quality stuff, Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Canon View Post
    Sorry about the loss of the card, Richard, but happy about the opportunity to re-live a great experience!

    One thing that has always struck me about editing a shoot is I get to relive the experience. Regardless of the crap I put out or how much I screw it up, it is always fun getting to spend the extra time with my subjects!

    Your usual high-quality stuff, Richard.
    Thanks for the compliment, Terry.

    I too relive the moments of shooting the pictures. I remember the way that I felt about taking them as well as remember being tired, cold or otherwise frustrated. I can remember being frustrated on several occasions because of not having the time to shoot that I wanted during my China trip. I'd love to return (ALONE) and with enough time to really enjoy myself...

    I only wish that I had had the opportunity to shoot digital all of my life. I could relive the moments through the images. I have, due to moving and various other life changes, very few hard copy images from my years in photography previous to the digital age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    It has been several years since my trip to China and, today, I just found a CF card with images from the Tang Dynasty ......
    Wow! I knew the Chinese were ahead of the game with Gunpowder, papermaking, the compass and printing. Didn't realise they had digital cameras too

    Glad you found you card.

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    Re: Missing CF Card Found

    All fantastic shots, and I'm glad you changed to 400 iso because that is so much more detail.

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    "All fantastic shots, and I'm glad you changed to 400 iso because that is so much more detail."

    Thanks Steve. I totally agree. My 40D can handle ISO 400 a bit better than ISO 800. However, my present 7D is not at all shabby at either ISO 400 or ISO 800.

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    What a fun find! Enjoyed your pictures greatly. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice captures, and I like your use of color in framing too

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