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Real life photos [OT] - part 2

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These are even more off-topic than the others - as they don't even show any aircraft. But I liked them a lot... :-)The first two are two views from my house's windows (the first one is highly zoomed-in, this is why the mountains seem so close):http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18478.jpgA water puddle, almost resembling a lake...http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18479.jpgFireworks. I like these colors a lot.http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18480.jpgRaindrops on the window...http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18481.jpgAnd now, the usual sunset and the usual insect on the usual flower... Boring eh? :-)http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18482.jpgSorry for being so much off-topic - but I really wanted to share these photos... And after all I usually don't "flood" the forum!Anyway, I won't do it again soon... Promise! ;-)Cristian

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Rich, I don't remember exactly the shutter and aperture settings - as I said these are the first shots with my new camera. Anyway, the lens was a Nikkor AF-G 70-300 zoom; I think it was set around 200mm. The exposure meter was set to Matrix, the camera was set to "Aperture priority". I think the aperture was at 5.6 and the shutter was around 1 second. The camera was obviously on a tripod, and I used a "single-measurement", centered auto-focus.The film was a Fuji NPH 400 Iso. The camera is a Nikon F80.But it was a lucky shot - I took three others that night with almost the same settings, and they didn't turn out so nice. Especially the black sky, didn't come out so "black".Your photo is really nice, too - but it's rather bluish... I prefer more "red" sunsets! :-) I always thought that sunRISES ought to look like that! ;-)By the way, how did you get such a deep depth of field? The near power tower (hm, what's it called?) is perfectly focused, as well as the horizon... I would have to close the aperture a lot to get such a deep field!And, where did you take that photo? :-)Cristian

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Hi Cristian,I certainly don't remember what all the settings are myself, the camera is kind enough to embed that for me in the jpeg image header :-). As for the colour, well I don't have any filters (yet) so you got it as it appeared. I could always run it through Photoshop though. I've got a series of vivid red sunsets taken from a yacht last summer, they'll go up on my website when I eventually sort it out.Depth of field in this case is more of an illusion. I was at maximum zoom for that shot and with the fairly narrow aperture everthing further than 50m or so would be in sharp focus. The pylon in front was probably just on the inner limit of focus, reducing the image size seems to have brought it out a bit cleaner. The photo was taken from the gardens of the villa we rented outside of Anagni about a month ago now, looking down the valley.Rich.

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Geez guys, while we're at it, the local beach at sunrise...http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18632.jpgAnd Uluru (Ayer's Rock) at sunset! Sorry about the excess colouration but it looks nice anyway ;)http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18633.jpgI don't remember which camera I used but I always use 'PHD' cameras anyway ('push here, dummy') so I cannot claim any technical input :-lol The photos were printed then scanned. One day I'll get a digital PHD ;)One of my favourite shots (not by me but Nick Moir of the SMH) of the sunset reflecting off a cloud bank, with a bird flying past. http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/18634.jpg:-waveJon Point*************************(effyouthree@hotmail.com)*************************

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Hello Cristian,Veiled goods pretty seen of the windows of your house... I understands that you like to make them divide. Although living a house, and having a little space, of greenery and flowers, my landscape with me, is the city. But if one day, you pass by Marseilles, I will have a joy of receiving you, and to still divide with you other photographs of the surroundings of Rome, while enjoying of Grappa. Friendships LucBonjour Cristian,Voila de biens jolies vues des fen

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