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    Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Is this out of focus or is it simply too bright for the camera?

    This one has several body parts in it:

    Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Bet there isn't another chance, but I did see somebody with 5+ grands worth of equipment taking the same pic.

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    Re: Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Is this out of focus or is it simply too bright for the camera?

    This one has several body parts in it:

    Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Bet there isn't another chance, but I did see somebody with 5+ grands worth of equipment taking the same pic.
    It's hard to tell if it's just a focusing issue or a resolution issue.

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    Hi Steve,

    My very first reaction to the first one was, "Oh oh, diffraction limit!" I have seen this before in my own pictures, drat! But then I realize that I don't know what your exposure settings were, etc. Maybe your auto focus couldn't figure out this scene and you missed the warnings.

    In the second one, well, the photo is nice, your comment... Humm. What do those words mean to you? I don't get it.

    D.

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    Well David, I made the on the spot stupid mistake to focus by eye, but when I looked at the dial I thought it was infinity. I am a bit blind and I can't tell how sharp it is until I get to my computer..

    They are both HDR although some would say they can photograph the sun and have high detail in the deepest shadows; I can't and I'm quickly reaching the conclusion it is too hard.

    Not really, I just should think more.

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    Re: Disasters happen, mostly to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Well David, I made the on the spot stupid mistake to focus by eye, but when I looked at the dial I thought it was infinity. I am a bit blind and I can't tell how sharp it is until I get to my computer..

    They are both HDR although some would say they can photograph the sun and have high detail in the deepest shadows; I can't and I'm quickly reaching the conclusion it is too hard.

    Not really, I just should think more.
    Hi,
    You are wrong. Mostly to me not to You!Looking at the sun do You think there is someone who sees details in the shadow areas?I think there is not.The problem is the general sharp of the first.I love the second but... not for sharp!
    Radu Dinu
    PS: now I love and the firstDisasters happen, mostly to me.
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    Wow, that is good, Radu.

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    I am a sucker for sunsets, I love them and I really like the first picture.
    Nicely done.

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    Cheers Rebecca; it is the first I've ever done. In fact I was hoping for some Xmas lights but they are not on yet, however I remembered this view because I go to Lichfield Cathedral a lot and I know it faces East- West. It has new glazing now.

    I tried this as HDR but I thought it was a tad dark, since I am slow some people managed to get in the way and the sun moved behind a cloud or otherwise and so this is it. Exif is intact.

    If you have a very good long lens then there is potential for getting a top class pic, I've only got a 200mm and it isn't very good, but I think moving slightly to the right of the position in #1 will still get the spires illuminated.

    St Chads is a lot older (church 50 metres behind position in #1) and has a 1300 year old well, but you wouldn't know it. It would look nice by street light but they wasn't switched on, possibly later on this year.

    By the way St Chad used to streak here he used to conduct baptisms in the nude.

    Disasters happen, mostly to me.
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    Lens flare and too dark; but which is the better crop?

    Disasters happen, mostly to me.

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