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Old 10-16-2016, 05:39 AM   #541
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Currently use a Olympus SZ-10 pocket camera because it fits nice in my back pocket. I also use a Konica/Minolta 7d with an assortment of lenses. Also still use my Minolta 7 and SRT-101 as I still fancy the film more than the digital (I know, stuck in the past). I am planning on upgrading to a newer Sony alpha, as current as I can get and still use the minolta A mount lenses. Mainly because I have to many to just walk away.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:57 PM   #542
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Here is something I posted on a Facebook group. Thought it might help some of you....


For those of you that like to photograph sunsets. Here is a tip to saturate the colors.

This particular sunset was quite bland, as it was still too bright. I knew with the vertical clouds it would make the sun look like fire.

The trick is to under expose to saturate the color, and highlight the yellows, and oranges.

Both of these shots are straight out of the camera. No post processing. The more saturated of the two was under exposed by 2 full stops.

When shooting sunsets. Try multiple levels of under exposure. Each sunset is different.

This particular shot looks quite a bit better printed. Back lit computer screens can't show the full effect. But you get the idea.

Happy shooting.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:10 AM   #543
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Ugh, spent some money this week. Somehow, either when I was at the Georgia Tech game or along the way camping my 24-105 lens was broken. During a weak moment and the Best Buy guy cutting me a deal I came home with a new 24-70 f2.8 mkII lens. Blew my vacation budget by three times, but wow, what a lens.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:18 PM   #544
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They are great lenses.!
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:39 AM   #545
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Few shots form Pittsburgh.

I took several night shots. They were my first time trying as legit night shot with the new Canon. Had some shake issues from kids running around me and shaking the observation deck. I also left on the IS so it was recommended to shut off when on a tripod.

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Don't forget to wait for the blue hour...

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Here is something I posted on a Facebook group. Thought it might help some of you....


For those of you that like to photograph sunsets. Here is a tip to saturate the colors.

This particular sunset was quite bland, as it was still too bright. I knew with the vertical clouds it would make the sun look like fire.

The trick is to under expose to saturate the color, and highlight the yellows, and oranges.

Both of these shots are straight out of the camera. No post processing. The more saturated of the two was under exposed by 2 full stops.

When shooting sunsets. Try multiple levels of under exposure. Each sunset is different.

This particular shot looks quite a bit better printed. Back lit computer screens can't show the full effect. But you get the idea.

Happy shooting.
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Awesome pic! And thanks for the tips!! I also recently learned that if you wait (think about 20 mins) after sunset for the Blue Hour..you can get some amazing pics as well!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:52 AM   #547
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Same holds true for just before sunrise (BUT THAT IS EARLY!!!). Similar effect on the shots.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:14 PM   #548
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I hope these pics look as good on a computer screen as they do on my smartphone. Today's smartphones, although limited in scope, are capable of taking some darn good pictures. Here are a couple of pics taken with my Samsung smartphone.
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Ugh, spent some money this week. Somehow, either when I was at the Georgia Tech game or along the way camping my 24-105 lens was broken. During a weak moment and the Best Buy guy cutting me a deal I came home with a new 24-70 f2.8 mkII lens. Blew my vacation budget by three times, but wow, what a lens.
Those lenses are long-term investments and built like a tank. I'm using the Mark I version I bought in 2004. It's traveled with me to Canada, Spain, and Italy, and innumerable smaller trips, much to my back's complaint. Been thinking about the 24-105 f/4 for travel because of its longer reach and lower weight. I determined that most travel photos are at smaller apertures to maximize depth of field anyway. For that rare portrait, I could just use my 50 f1.8 that I carry as a backup.
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Those lenses are long-term investments and built like a tank. I'm using the Mark I version I bought in 2004. It's traveled with me to Canada, Spain, and Italy, and innumerable smaller trips, much to my back's complaint. Been thinking about the 24-105 f/4 for travel because of its longer reach and lower weight. I determined that most travel photos are at smaller apertures to maximize depth of field anyway. For that rare portrait, I could just use my 50 f1.8 that I carry as a backup.
I can say that my 24-105 was a good durable lens, it lasted me seven years and I think I know how I broke it. I was shooting football Friday night before leaving Saturday, after getting some coin toss pics I let the camera go instead of hanging it on my belt, because my shoulder strap would catch it, except I forgot to hook the strap. Thump, camera with 24-105 hits the ground. I swapped to my 70-200 for the game and must have missed the lens being cocked.
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