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  1. crowecg

    Photo vs Video

    This is a sort of rhetorical question and certainly isn't meant as a criticism of any one. Why do we look at photos in a different way to videos? Why can we look at photos just for pleasure, but with video we have more expectations - we want a story or some action, something to happen. An example: A panorama of in a rain forest... IMG_0804 2 and a video of the same spot The video is perhaps more informative, but I'm sure that the photo will be the preferred option of many. Perhaps part of the problem is how we have been brought up to view the two in a different manner. Certainly among us older people, video was television and cinema and had to meet certain standards and had to have a certain purpose. Maybe younger people brought up on Youtube clips have a different attitude and appreciation of random video footage. Or perhaps it is the other way around and the stigma has developed from the clips on the internet. It is certainly not a lack of appreciation - I'm sure we all have scenes from movies that we admire just for the view - like the desert view in Lawrence of Arabia (or the Quentin Tarantino opening to The Hateful Eight which copied that style). At times, I'm also tempted to sit and watch the screensaver in the Apple TV, which consists of slow fly-throughs of various cities around the world - but again the prospect of leaving such a thing playing on the TV in the background seems a bit weird compared to hanging a picture on the wall. Thoughts please.....
  2. A photo from Namibia (although not one of Dallas' safaris) to get things back on topic...👨‍🎓 A scan of old film, desaturated to hide some of the horrible colour casts from that batch of developing.
  3. If he’d managed his taxes better and didn’t dump his US citizenship, he could have been tempted with a nice detached house rather than a dingy London terrace.
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    With regard to my 50fps slide show, so far I’ve just uploaded the ‘out of camera’ footage. I’ve probably got enough clips to put together a bit of a story, but I think with video, I’m even more concerned about creating a cliched and amateur look. Editing tools are not a technical limitation, but avoiding the gimmicky options available such as inappropriate or tacky transitions is. The other challenge is soundtrack. In the past when I was sharing DVDs of my videos with a few family members, you could get away with ‘borrowing’ commercial music, things like splicing clips of the kids learning to ride to Queen playing ‘Bicycle Race’. I’m not sure what sort of music skiing fits to at the moment even before searching for free sound loops.
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    Perhaps I would be better describing it as 50fps burst mode.😉
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    I've added some more video here. I haven't really played with video for a long time. I put together a few home movies of the kids when they where small and video cameras ran tapes! I think I need a few upgrades if I'm going to play with it again, both in terms of storage and the speed of my internet connection. Upload of the longer video ( approx 15 min) took a few hours and that was only 720p. I'd hate to try uploading 4K video.
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    The Mosel at Cochem

    I’ll join you on the beers 🍺
  8. 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.
  11. 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. ,
  12. 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.
  13. I believe there was a period in racing when they would just polish up the bare metal - saves a few lbs/kg in weight.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. crowecg

    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.
  18. Medium format on safari! Fuji are certainly changing markets.
  19. Holiday time again, Mike? Avoiding the chaos of July and August in Europe?
  20. I might have to make a trip across the water to come and play with one!😊
  21. Nice strong conversions, but I think I prefer the colour versions of them.
  22. They would certainly have dominated the view from the Barrack roof!
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. Comparing beasts https://camerasize.com/compare/#812,824 sorry early link misbehaving- obviously not something to try from the phone.
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