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  1. I like that statement. Photography is my attempt to bring colour and stop my life being too grey, even if it is only tacking a shot or two on my way to or from work.
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    Also having a bit of a play with video. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EfBV0s_fZr0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> https://youtu.be/EfBV0s_fZr0 shot on a GoPro attached with to a chest harness. (full size is 720p)
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    Melbourne has had some cold spells and even got a good dump of snow just before the ski resorts were due to open, but come opening weekend, it rained and washed all the snow away. As a result we took the opportunity to explore a little further afield. Thanks to everyone else who has looked or commented. Akira, you'll be happy to know the X-E3 performed well in the cold.
  4. Following on from my earlier historic Melbourne post, a few blocks further east, another interesting corner. FS0 4 Swanston Street looking north. Most people shoot this corner looking towards the station in the southwestern corner of the intersection, but I think this direction is quite an interesting choice. Another interesting thing is that both of Melbourne's cathedrals were completed without spires, which were later added in the 1920's or '30's. Looking back at the picture Alan posted that started this idea in this thread, the tall towers/spires are Town Hall (left of centre), Scots Church (tallest, in centre) and St Michael's Uniting Church (second tallest, slightly right of centre). I'm not sure about the other 3-4 towers visible in that shot, but they don't seem to be current churches. ,
  5. I had another visit to the corner to try and recreate the second of the historic shots. FS0 1 - this was about it position wise, but the cars probably spoil it a bit. As I was stood in the middle of the road, I couldn't hang around too long. FS0 - from the traffic island where I could loiter safely, a little bit cleaner. I did think it was a but cliched to process them in B&W or sepia, but I think they are a bit less cluttered than the colour version. FS0 2 - colour. However, returning on my way home after it got dark, colour didn't seem so bad. FS0 3 - colour after dark.
  6. I believe there was a period in racing when they would just polish up the bare metal - saves a few lbs/kg in weight.
  7. Following my earlier snowy post, here are a few more shots from the same trip, but lower down the mountains. Remarkables - the snow shots were taken behind the ridge in the centre of the picture, with Queenstown down below in the foreground. Looking west, somewhere beyond the mountains and across the ocean is home! Steamer on the lake, the mountains of pic #1 in the background. Sunset over the lake. Slipped the camera in my pocket on the way out for dinner and managed to grab this shot. I nearly didn't bother taking the camera with me, which would have been a shame. All taken with Fuji X-E3, first three using 18-55 and the last using 27 f/2.8.
  8. Fascinating shot. I'm not sure how people cope with such tall buildings in narrow streets. At least the streets are reasonably wide here in centre of Melbourne so that the sun can reach the ground between the tall buildings.
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    Car Ferry

    with a bit of a funny accent, you might just make it fit the song....
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    For those of you sweating through those Northern Hemisphere summer heatwaves, a little snow from down here. I had a few days over in New Zealand last week. Double Cone summit above Remarkables Ski Area Shadow Basin - I didn't realise at the time, but that flat area in the centre contains a small lake, and I just happened to ski over it!😧 Wye Creek valley and mountains beyond the southern limit of the ski area. Looking back into the ski area from the same point as the picture above. Clouds I was lucky much of the time that the clouds were either down below or up above or even both at the same time, but quite clear where I was. As the sun started to drop in the late afternoon, things could look quite dramatic. More Clouds, somehow managing to stay out of the valley! All shot with X-E3 and 27 f/2.8. I wanted to keep the set up light and relatively compact to avoid damage - I suspect I may have rolled over it a couple of times😖. Despite it's small size, I didn't have any problem operating the camera with thin gloves on and could almost get away with it using thicker gloves as long as I just stuck to the main settings. No problems with the cold, although I would only take a couple of photos before putting the camera back in the bag - it didn't get above 0C most days.
  11. Medium format on safari! Fuji are certainly changing markets.
  12. Holiday time again, Mike? Avoiding the chaos of July and August in Europe?
  13. I might have to make a trip across the water to come and play with one!😊
  14. Nice strong conversions, but I think I prefer the colour versions of them.
  15. They would certainly have dominated the view from the Barrack roof!
  16. This showed up in my Facebook feed today http://citycollection.melbourne.vic.gov.au/book-a-negative-a12-princes-bridge-station/ perhaps more like what you remember!
  17. I think your film cameras win the size battle quite easily. I will have to have a bit of a dig in the back of the cupboard and find the old F70 SLR for a comparison with my digital options.
  18. Comparing beasts https://camerasize.com/compare/#812,824 sorry early link misbehaving- obviously not something to try from the phone.
  19. Looks like you are still having fun. Eterna is one of the colour profiles that hasn't caught my eye yet - i'm still shooting a lot of Velvia. How are you finding the adapter to Nikon lenses? Which adapter are you using.
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    Luc, Dallas & Mike, you might have convinced me. The lighter one is growing on me.
  21. I would guess that when I first arrived just over 15 years ago, there would have been only a few exceeding the Cathedral spire. I'll have to revisit my photos and find some more old skylines. The building is Swanston Square on the old brewery site. The internet tells me the face is William Barrak, a significant Aboriginal figure from early Melbourne. These are the first few shots that I've bothered adding a little sharpening and clarity to since going Fuji. Normally, I haven't needed anything of the sort, but the lighting was a bit soft - only just after sunrise with an overcast sky. And Hugh, there is something about civil engineers! 😉
  22. If you are after heavy processing, be careful of relying on some of the cross platform benchmarks. Some of them don’t run long enough to thermally stress the processors. You will probably find that the fanless processors in the iPad will throttle back earlier than a laptop.
  23. Whilst scouting out the barracks (see here if you are wondering why), I thought I'd better get some other photos too, so as not to look too suspicious.😎 DSCF4353 This is Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance. For all the tall buildings visible from here, planning restrictions prevent towers from as much as casting a shadow across this view. DSCF4364 And closer. Then turning around .... DSCF4361 DSCF4367 Shot with Fuji X-E3 and 27 f/2.8 or 55-200.
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    Here we go... DSCF4325 1 Is that what you were thinking of or even lighter? My thought is that it isn't quite as strong an image, but I can understand that there is a large area of black in there too which may not appeal. Perhaps a tighter crop like the other picture is needed, but then I'd loose the cranes and I only had one lens with me and couldn't get them in from the other side of the river.
  25. Looks good. If you do go back for more, remember to watch out for the shadows - too early or too late and long converging shadows could give your game away.
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