I completely agree with this post. Investing into a camera which has an AF motor built-in will definitely save you some heartache later on once you develop an interest in using different lenses; you can buy good quality used lenses that would only otherwise work in manual mode if it weren't for...
Critique and comments are very welcome, I'd just like to share some shots from the morning :) I hope you enjoy as much as I did getting up at 5.30am to take them
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1 & 4 are my favourites, altho you can see some seabirds in the full res of number 2.
Flowers in my backyard, was waiting for my girlfriend today so I found something to do, and this is what I ended up with. :)
First try at composite images, figured I'd go for a pleasing wallpaper.
Full size version here Flowers in widescreen by ~unrealmotion on deviantART
Too long to list haha, I start with an idea and move on from there... mostly colour manipulation, gaussian blur here and there, I converted the red channel to black and white for the first picture, upped the contrast and blended that with the rest, then applied a blue filter.
I know these are quite over post processed, but that's what I was going for, photography / digital art, I suppose.
The camp is my grandparents' lodge, a good 60 minute drive away from any human population... the trail is a walking trail not too far out, it goes around Mt. Sugarloaf (New...
Karine came over today and we decided to take a few pictures with the strobe just to see how they'd come out...
Nikon D80 with Tamron 28-300mm, the strobe is a Metz 45 CL 4 set to 1/2, I used an RCA universal remote with a Sanyo code to trip the shutter.
f/7.1, 70mm, 1/60" exposure on manual...