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  1. crowecg

    Night illumination of Krasnoyarsk HPP

    I'll have to give that a try next time I get out at night. My habit in the past has been to shoot wide open as possible, so I'd never come across that effect. Thanks for sharing the secret.
  2. crowecg

    West Gate - Montague

    The exif is definitely there on the Flickr site, so I'm not sure where it went. There is definitely a bit of noise in these recent ones - I was messing around with a lot of exposure settings in manual and when I reviewed on the camera LCD, things looked ok, but getting home they were way too dark, so it took a lot to pull back in post. I had been hoping to get away with the same handheld exposures I tried earlier with the J1, but it must have been just that bit darker. The settings were around 1/40, f/5.6 and ISO between 640 and 1000, whereas with the J1 I had amanged something like 1/30, f/2.8 and ISO400-800. I agree getting higher would help, but there isn't a lot of opportunities for that - in the past I have set up on the roof of the car, but at A$10 per hour I don't expect to take my car into that car park anytime soon.
  3. crowecg

    Night illumination of Krasnoyarsk HPP

    Night scene are something that has been interesting me a lot recently and these look wonderful. Did you use a star filter or add the effect after?
  4. crowecg

    A few from Duxford.

    That is a shame. I guess this is another period of history that is going to disappear, whilst older things survive - old single engine prop driven warbirds are just about sustainable for private owners, but things like this and any other early jet era things will just be too complex and expensive.
  5. crowecg

    D.I.F (Dolphin in Flight)

    First one looks great, but I think the second looks like the focus is a bit off. The sort of situation where high frame rates can be useful.
  6. crowecg

    Flinders St

    A number of years ago, I took this photo and really liked the colour and composition, however, it was taken with a 2Mpixel compact, so not too good for enlarging and printing. D7F_0744 I did make a return visit to attempt a newer version, but the station was wrapped in scaffolding for renovations. This time I was more lucky, although a bit later in the evening, so the I completely missed the blue. D7F_0744 Another shot from slightly further downstream with the rail line rather than the station as the key element. D7F_0744 Quite colourful for a night shot, I think.
  7. crowecg

    West Gate - Montague

    Went back with another camera to get closer to the perspective and angle that attracted me in the first place. D7F_0744 Unfortunately the light wasn't as good as I intended - perhaps I was just a bit too late. Pulling the sliders to weird levels again.... D7F_0744 Perhaps another visit is in order.
  8. crowecg

    A few from Duxford.

    Are these recent pictures? I thought I read somewhere that the Vulcan had been grounded a year or two back. That is great if it is flying again. Unfortunately the number of older military aircraft in Australia is a bit limited and it only takes a few shows before you've seen them all.
  9. crowecg


    Walking back to the station yesterday, I just caught that wonderful dusky light. DSC_4132 DSC_4132 Luckily had a camera with me, but not quite a good enough one. The noise does start to build up with the J1 at ISO800 and I just couldn't get it steady enough to drop the shutter speed to get down to ISO400. Also had to crop as the 10-f/2.8 is just too wide in this environment.
  10. crowecg

    Winter Beach

    They were a bit hazy, but I guessed that’s what counts for good visibility these days. Then again when I used to live in Hong Kong, there were days when the pollution was so bad you couldn’t see across the harbour - a distance of less than 2km (and decreasing).
  11. crowecg

    Heathrow Tunnel.

    Electronic shutter can go someway to help in these situations too.
  12. crowecg

    West Gate - Montague

    Unfortunately this isn't an IR or UV which normally ends up with the strange colours. I thought the first one looked almost like a thermal IR. It has been a while since I've done any IR - I need to dust of my old D50, charge the battery and give it a go. I keep making plans to get something converted but never do.
  13. crowecg

    West Gate - Montague

    Looking back at Westbound #3, I decided I didn’t like the black spot in the street lights, I suppose I could have spotted them out, but I tried again from scratch and came up with this. Better or worse?
  14. crowecg

    Winter Beach

    And another from this morning
  15. crowecg

    Winter Beach

    Another cold morning, but brought a bigger camera today. A little bit further around than the previous one. The shots from that spot probably need a bit more editing than I can manage on a phone. Interestingly, you could see right across the Bay in almost every direction - even as far as the You Yangs (nearly 50km away!)

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