Fortnightly competition #6 Comments


R o b

Link Posted 27/12/2008 - 21:57
Here you go, have a natter about it here if you like.

Robert.

RR

Link Posted 29/12/2008 - 14:03
Quote:
This is perhaps slightly unfair for anyone in the southern hemisphere at the moment,

au contraire

They may have a smaller window of opportunity, but at least they wont freeze whilst taking photos !
I think someone in Perth, Australia will have more time to get the right shot than someone in Perth, Scotland who will be battling freezing batteries & the onset of frostbite !
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Hyram

Link Posted 29/12/2008 - 18:06
RR wrote:
Quote:
This is perhaps slightly unfair for anyone in the southern hemisphere at the moment,

au contraire

They may have a smaller window of opportunity, but at least they wont freeze whilst taking photos !
I think someone in Perth, Australia will have more time to get the right shot than someone in Perth, Scotland who will be battling freezing batteries & the onset of frostbite !

I agree.

I went out last night for a look around and quickly came back inside again.

The thought of fiddling about in the dark with different settings in a freezing cold, easterly wind was not appealing

The other option of shooting from inside the house with a window wide open would not have been popular either
Hyram

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beebee

Link Posted 29/12/2008 - 19:33
Anyone going to give some useful advice about shooting in the dark - I have a canal and a Victorian mill in walking distance, so - any advice would be great. As a side point, this will be my first fortnightly comp so I need an 'idiot's guide' to submitting an image.
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Anvh

Link Posted 29/12/2008 - 21:00
beebee wrote:
Anyone going to give some useful advice about shooting in the dark - I have a canal and a Victorian mill in walking distance, so - any advice would be great. As a side point, this will be my first fortnightly comp so I need an 'idiot's guide' to submitting an image.

I've been thinking about that too what the best way is...
What's better with a CCD sensor (K10D, K200D) low iso (100) to lower the noise but you also get longer exposure times so the sensor gets warm and that might introduce more nose or use an higher iso (400?) the shorten the shutter time so that the sensor doesnt get that hot

Just need to try I think...
Stefan


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bforbes

Link Posted 29/12/2008 - 21:09
beebee wrote:
Anyone going to give some useful advice about shooting in the dark - I have a canal and a Victorian mill in walking distance, so - any advice would be great. As a side point, this will be my first fortnightly comp so I need an 'idiot's guide' to submitting an image.

try and stay out of the canal
Barrie
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Hyram

Link Posted 29/12/2008 - 21:21
beebee wrote:
As a side point, this will be my first fortnightly comp so I need an 'idiot's guide' to submitting an image.

This is the link to submitting an image :-

www.pentaxuser.co.uk/forum/topic/How-to-Post-Images-6624

It applies to submitting an image anywhere in the Forum.

The maximum size in any direction for the Fortnightly Competition is 800.

There is no limit set for the Weekly Competition in the Gallery, because the system automatically resizes submissions.
Hyram

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beebee

Link Posted 30/12/2008 - 09:52
Thanks for the information - useful and funny. Will get out as soon as the sky lets me.
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mikew

Link Posted 30/12/2008 - 14:49
Nobody seems to have trotted out the advice I was given to shoot not in total darkness but while there's still some light in the sky, deep twilight as then you can stop lights burning out more easily.

Of course it depends what your planned shots are.

Mike

Anvh

Link Posted 30/12/2008 - 19:35
mikew wrote:
Nobody seems to have trotted out the advice I was given to shoot not in total darkness but while there's still some light in the sky, deep twilight as then you can stop lights burning out more easily.

sorry but I don't see it here but it's a good idea, thanks Mike
Stefan


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mikew

Link Posted 03/01/2009 - 16:53
Stefan

I sent you a PM, could you check your in box please. It's about your printer.

Thanks

Mike

(I'm just about to brave the cold for my night shot first attempt)

Hyram

Link Posted 05/01/2009 - 20:27
I can't compete with Gran Canaria which is a lot warmer than Deepest Hampshire, so 1st Prize to Prieni, I say
Hyram

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Prieni

Link Posted 05/01/2009 - 20:30
Thanks for the prize, Hyram!
Meanwhile I'm back home and I certainly can feel that it is a lot closer to Siberia than the deepest Hampshire!
So don't be a whimp and go out getting your night shot in (he says from the comfort of the heated home...)

Prieni
How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Prieni

Link Posted 06/01/2009 - 08:54
There you go, Hyram,
just when I was awarded the prize there are the entries flooding in

Glyn's entry I really like. Would have been even nicer with the lights turned on inside (but I appreciate that implications on climate change might have averted that).

I especially like the sky in Father Ted's entry. It certainly is more than "making up the numbers". The angle is great and all that is needed IMHO is to lift the dark parts of the spectrum with a little curve adjustment.

Haydn's entry is certainly nice but the EXIF data suggests it was taken in September 2007...

Prieni
How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Father Ted

Link Posted 06/01/2009 - 09:28
Thanks for the comments Prieni, much appreciated. Makes the 1/2 hour sat on a cold concrete towpath worhthwhile.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

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