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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    I like the shifting focal length effect in '250mph', but it doesnt work quite so well (for me) with the house, looks a little like 80's special effects...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjh31 View Post
    I like the shifting focal length effect in '250mph', but it doesnt work quite so well (for me) with the house, looks a little like 80's special effects...
    Hi Will,

    Truth be known, I was after the top shot (the location is just around the corner from where I live) -- setup camera - took the shot (or about 3 actually) and then thought "Hmmm - well that was easy - what else can I do while I'm here (the alternative being to drive back home and listen to kids fight/argue!) ... so 2 & 3 were just a fun bit of playing

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    is the first a crop or a stitch?

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    excellent pictures Colin.

    i'll be very thankful if u like to teach us little bit about 2nd picture. (also 3rd).
    Last edited by Joy; 12th September 2009 at 10:43 AM. Reason: communication error

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjh31 View Post
    is the first a crop or a stitch?
    Hi Will,

    With a 21MP FF camera and lenses as wide as 14mm, I don't have much need for stitching these days (I used my EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM for this one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy View Post
    excellent pictures Colin.

    it'll be better if u taught us little bit about 2nd picture. (also 3rd).
    Hi Joy,

    #2 & #3 are the effect you get when you zoom a lens between different focal lengths whilst the shutter is open.

    Shot #2 was (off memory) about a 10 second shot - and I moved the lens to a new focal length about once every second. Shot #3 was zoomed continuously from 70mm to 200mm (EF 70-200 F2.8L IS USM lens for that one).

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Does that help?
    yeah. got it.
    thank u

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    Hi Colin....I like the "home on the range"...reminds me of my roots. I see you are having some fun too. If you break the time-space continuum we expect you to fix it in time.

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNelson View Post
    If you break the time-space continuum we expect you to fix it in time.
    Hi Chuck,

    I'm happy to confirm that the time/space continuum was fixed baaaautifully, just in the nick of time

    A few fun snaps from today

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I'm happy to confirm that the time/space continuum was fixed baaaautifully
    He says sheepishly

    There's no 'pulling the wool' over my lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    He says sheepishly

    There's no 'pulling the wool' over my lens!
    And with that said ...

    ... pass the mint sauce please

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    LOL

    So, is that another of your income streams, or more literally, just to put food on the table? (only kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    LOL

    So, is that another of your income streams, or more literally, just to put food on the table? (only kidding)
    That reminds me of a bumper sticker that I saw a few years ago (that horrified a vegetarian friend of mine).

    In big letters it had: "I LOVE ANIMALS" ... and then in small letters below

    ... "they taste delicious"!

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    Back on topic; I like #1 and #3 of the original post best.

    As we'd expect from you, good compositions, etc.

    #1: I was struck by the geology of the landscape (if that's the correct use of the word), by how the land is SO flat with the hills 'diving into it' almost.

    #2: You seem to have the size of each successive 'step' in the zoom range ideal, but the result just doesn't do anything for me, sorry

    #3: Not much traffic in NZ, eh? (unless it is all queued up behind the camera ) these shots can be tricky to pull off properly, but as usual, you have

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    Hi Dave,

    To be honest, I've never really thought much about the geology of New Zealand, although as a rule it's probably a good generalisation to say that it's realatively flat towards the coast, with mountains (up to some 12,000 feet) in the middle (especially the south island where the Southern Alps runs the entire length of the island).

    No, no traffic que behind me (although I did keep checking that I wasn't about to be torpedoed by some boy racer doing 250MPH in a souped up Subaru!) This was somewhat of a back country road -- can't recall any traffic the entire time I was there (major bypass next block over, which probably explains why).

    Sorry you didn't like #2 (I do aim to please!) - it was the first time I'd had a play with that "technique" -- I tried a few variations -- some variations definately work better than others. Not a shot for any canvas prints though (although not sure if #1 will "cut the mustard" - I haven't taken a look at it on my big screen yet).

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Chuck,

    I'm happy to confirm that the time/space continuum was fixed baaaautifully, just in the nick of time

    A few fun snaps from today
    Colin....go to your room!

    Chuck

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    On #2 Colin, I think it is more a case of 'wrong subject' and it was worth the practice.
    And besides, who am I to say (it's only my warped perception)

    One day you will find a better subject and blow our woolen socks off

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    Re: A few fun snaps from today

    Colin,

    The first picture appears very attractive to me. I much prefer this original one, rather than other cropped versions. it has a nice balance in composition and color. I wish I had a farm like this

    Great work as usual!

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