Just off the Blueridge Parkway

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  1. Dan28607

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    Hi. I took these shots at a little spot off of the Blueridge Parkway in North Carolina.
    Lately I have found myself really wanting a better quality camera. I think a D70 or perhaps a D50 May be in my future.:) Thanks!

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    Think of it this way, do you really need a new camera? are there oppritunites that you'd normally miss without a D70/80/50? My D70s has done 99% of what I need it to do. The only time it came up short was when I was shooting football games. I still got great shots, but i'm sure I missed a few oppritunities.

    1 is definatly the strongest, for 2, I think the rock is too big and is competing for attention, 3, maybe crop a litle higher at the top, and 4 is a little too contrasty for my tastes.
     
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    There gteat shots what cam are you using now?
     
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    Thanks Chris! Its a Kodak Z740.
     
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    i like 1 and 2.
     
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    Little camera or no little camera ... here we get to see some quite impressive photos! I really like #1 best of all, I must say ... and I wonder: where do you rest your camera to take these? Did you bring a tripod?

    For while I have at last begun to understand how these flowing-water photos are being taken, I have so far still tried to achieve the effect handholding the camera, but ... :er: ... well: everyone KNOW that can be no good :roll: ... why did I try it in the first place I wonder :scratch: ... oh yeah.

    All your photos here are definitely better than ANY of my attempts so far!
     
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    i'd go with number 1 as its just so crisp
     
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    Thanks all!
    LaFoto, I use a tripod for sure. I tried one or two without and its just bad!
    Thanks again!
     
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    1 & 3. Maybe a little less of the right side on 3 where the dark stuff is. Good eye. You'll want a better camera eventually- prepare to kind of suck at it until you learn to get the results you want from it (I'm going through my own learning curve right now).
     
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    great shots, Dan!
     
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    1 is quite impressive. Can you post your settings? I'm interested in how you get the water to look like that. Nice work all around.
     
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    Hi Dylan. Sure.

    Shutter speed was 1/2 sec.
    F/7.7
    ISO 100
    Exposure compensation -1 step.
     

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