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Camera Corner

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:20

Can't tell what it is, BB....apart from a tree in a pot, of course.

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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:09
The potty gardener wrote (see)

I'm afraid I only take pics on my phone. I was really pleased with this one taken earlier in the year


Really like this one, PG.

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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:07


little-ann wrote (see)

just one more for David

 this is one of our favourite days out from Hawes over to upper wharfdale next time i will take my tripod



Sorry, only just spotted this, Ann....... (Sundays are always a bit hectic here). Yes, I can see this view with milky water for effect.

Btw, not sure if you spotted it, I gave a brief outline of what our club is about earlier

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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:28
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Wow just seen this thread now really excited as Santa may be bringing me a camera for Xmas!!! As most of my pics have already been posted I will wait and bombard you all next year


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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:26

Really nice shots floks.

This is Essex Bridge over the river Trent. Built by the Earl of Essex for Queen Elizebeth 1.


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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:32

Sorry the above message is all in one block. Not sure if others have this problem, but often I can't get the cursor to work outside of the quote box.

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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:46


little-ann wrote (see)


i also found a camera club not so far from me they meet on Wednesdays Sep to April so i might go along for a week or two and see how i get on

I do hope you do this, Ann......I'm sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment from it.

Your local club seems to operate much as mine does i.e. Sep to April.

Ours has about 100+ members at present, and seems to expand by between 2 & 4 members each week. Anyone can visit free for 2 sessions to see if they like it, then expected to join or otherwise.

We meet once a week (Mondays 7.30pm/10pm), activities are varied, including competition nights (monthly), speakers nights and group sessions. For the latter we split into various groups of about 10 members to learn about techniques involved with macro photography, landscapes, portraits and so week I have two sessions, portraits & filters.

There are also outside activities……earlier this month a visit was arranged to visit a bird of prey sanctuary, which (although I didn’t attend) understand offered the opportunity to take some great bird action shots…..all with assistance of course.  

Perhaps what may interest you, are other group nights where members bring in their own cameras and all the settings are gone into in depth.


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Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:12
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Little-ann, I did some experimentation with posting photos to the forum and found that it's the file size which makes the most difference.  If you have a PC, download and install the free "Irfanview" program and load your photos into it.  Use File, Save As and choose Save as type JPG.  You'll see a JPEG/GIF save options screen - move the slider to 75 then click Save on the main window.  The applies just the right amount of file compression to allow full size photos to be posted without noticeably affecting viewing quality.  The original (as saved by the camera) for the photo below was about 1500kb and wouldn't post in a way that could be clicked and the full size seen.  After running it through Irfanview, it is about 300kB.  Edit: I forgot that I also resized to 1920x1080!

 Taken with a Canon 350D, 1s exposure, ISO800, 18-55mm lens @55mm.


Really nice pic, Bob......with that exposure, I expect you used a tripod too.

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Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:04
punkdoc wrote (see)

I am going to South Africa soon to go on a safari and see some of the gardens. I need to replace my very old not so good camera and would like to buy a good compact. I would welcome advice as to what is best.


Crikey, punkdoc.....I've been pondering this for ages and finally decided today.

I would look at my post above + Canon PowerShot SX50 HS + Sony Cyber-Shot HX300.....all were on my short list.


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Posted: 26/10/2013 at 17:56
little-ann wrote (see)

the sunrise was taken by my OH on his fujifilm i think it takes better pictures than my more expensive richo caplio


Good to know, my present camera is a Fujifilm S4500 30x zoom....the one I have ordered this afternoon is a Fujifilm  HS50EXR CMOS 42x zoom.

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