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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,009
    pinno wrote:
    You walked 60 yds backwards for the second!

    Nope, didn't move the tripod an inch. Thing with a fish eye is you get a vast field of view, something like 150 degrees whereas the other lens hardly catches half that.

    From the exact same spot, I took this with either a 135 or 200mm telephoto, can't remember which... both 40 year old Zeiss lenses at that.. awesome quality glass, although on this pic I missed the focus by a tiny tiny bit... manual lens focussing with my [email protected] eyesight is a bit of a lottery at night.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    What's the camera body? Does it fit traditional bayonet/screw fit lenses?
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  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,646
    conduche.jpg~original

    Conduche at the confluence of the River Lot and River Célé in southwest France where I spend a lot (excuse the pun) of time riding.
    The old abandoned railway line and tunnel.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,009
    pinno wrote:
    What's the camera body? Does it fit traditional bayonet/screw fit lenses?

    Sony bodies, current model A 6000, using their "E Mount" lens, a form of bayonet type. You can get adaptors to fit a range of other lenses to them, although since the sensor is APS-C size, using a full frame type lens means you lose FoV and effective aperture speed a bit, but they still work superbly.
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    Taken at a camp site in Fusina, sunrise over Venice

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
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  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Mont Blanc ridge from Le Brevent side "other side" of the Chamonix valley,love going here as it's really stunning
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    Sydney Harbour Bridge on the way home from the beach, roof down, top day. 8)
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    That's ace!
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    What were you trying to do with the side of the building Ben, sharp geometric, B&W, uniform...?

    Very good shot WS. Who was driving :wink: ?
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  • pinno wrote:
    What were you trying to do with the side of the building Ben, sharp geometric, B&W, uniform...?

    Very good shot WS. Who was driving :wink: ?
    Not me guv, I was just the ballast in the passenger seat that day. :D
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    pinno wrote:
    What were you trying to do with the side of the building Ben, sharp geometric, B&W, uniform...?

    Just trying to see things differently. For me, a lot of photography isn't what you're looking at but it's what you're seeing.
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    Mont Blanc ridge from Le Brevent side "other side" of the Chamonix valley,love going here as it's really stunning
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    Saw my only live marmotte whilst looking from pretty much exactly the same spot!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    Ben6899 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    What were you trying to do with the side of the building Ben, sharp geometric, B&W, uniform...?

    Just trying to see things differently. For me, a lot of photography isn't what you're looking at but it's what you're seeing.

    It's true.

    What I find with a lot of modern photography is (apart from photoshopping) is the over use of gloss, colour and filters. This makes a lot of images surreal - almost contrived. I like the use of B&W. It gives the picture an earthy, real feel to it.

    I was simply curious not critical. I'm not in a position to be critical.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    pinno wrote:
    It's true.

    What I find with a lot of modern photography is (apart from photoshopping) is the over use of gloss, colour and filters. This makes a lot of images surreal - almost contrived. I like the use of B&W. It gives the picture an earthy, real feel to it.

    I was simply curious not critical. I'm not in a position to be critical.

    I didn't imagine for a minute that you were being critical. :)

    And your observation re modern photography... this is why I don't necessarily default to the lowest ISO (the usual convention) the camera offers. For me, a photo can look very artificial, very quickly if you're not careful.
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    pinno wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    What were you trying to do with the side of the building Ben, sharp geometric, B&W, uniform...?

    Just trying to see things differently. For me, a lot of photography isn't what you're looking at but it's what you're seeing.

    It's true.

    What I find with a lot of modern photography is (apart from photoshopping) is the over use of gloss, colour and filters. This makes a lot of images surreal - almost contrived. I like the use of B&W. It gives the picture an earthy, real feel to it.

    I was simply curious not critical. I'm not in a position to be critical.

    I follow a couple of photography groups on Facebook and over half of the images posted are still HDR processed. Hideous to my eyes.
  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    dabber wrote:
    conduche.jpg~original

    Conduche at the confluence of the River Lot and River Célé in southwest France where I spend a lot (excuse the pun) of time riding.
    The old abandoned railway line and tunnel.

    I missed this one, somehow. It's really nice.
    Ben

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    Is there a basic editing function on Pinterest? I took some shots early this morning catching some interesting light. I rotated the image on the file manager - Windows 8 but when I uploaded the image, it was the wrong way around. I then rotated it on the camera itself but it was the wrong way around after uploading. Bother.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,203
    My guess -
    Pinterest only loads files as they are, and Windows only rotated the view, not the file.
    You need to use a photo editing program to edit, and then save the file.
    There are plenty of good free ones out there, and your PC probably has one installed already.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    pblakeney wrote:
    My guess... and your PC probably has one installed already.

    Your guess is probably good. What would the photo editing file be called in Windows 8, there's sooo many programs and apps, it's a minefield?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,203
    pinno wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    My guess... and your PC probably has one installed already.

    Your guess is probably good. What would the photo editing file be called in Windows 8, there's sooo many programs and apps, it's a minefield?
    Bought a Win 8 laptop for my parents as they wanted value for money, don't have it, so don't know. (I don't want to enter THAT debate). Try Google. Much more reliable then anyone on here.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    Here's the rub. Found Cyber link on the laptop. Rotated image > saved. Tried to download to PInterest. Wouldn't do it.

    Ho hum. Might download some simple photo edit software...
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    pinno wrote:
    Here's the rub. Found Cyber link on the laptop. Rotated image > saved. Tried to download to PInterest. Wouldn't do it.

    Ho hum. Might download some simple photo edit software...
    You might find that Cyberlink saves edited photo's in some bizarre format or file extension as default. There might be a drop down menu that gives you options for the format when you click save
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    We went to Budapest...

    30954097310_18cad35f7e_k.jpgAcross the Danube to Buda Castle by Ben H, on Flickr

    31322455935_9a1fd5e438_k.jpgAcross the Danube to St Stephen's by Ben H, on Flickr

    30500466304_c823e1a31f_k.jpgSilhouette by Ben H, on Flickr
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    31178500752_a3cd6cefaa_k.jpgSpeed skaters by Ben H, on Flickr

    31178493042_c5fb522b68_k.jpgOutside Parlament by Ben H, on Flickr

    30500437784_69d6675df0_k.jpgTunnel Vision by Ben H, on Flickr
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,235
    I do like B&W. Nice picture of the skaters.
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    Been shooting a lot more film recently.

    30809670430_297edc941c_c.jpgBoating, Baie de Somme by Jon, on Flickr

    31033686182_a1b2d89185_c.jpgBaie de Somme, Saint-Valery by Jon, on Flickr
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