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Hello everybody. I am happy to announce that I received my new cameras today, YAY! Smile
First I bought a Nikon Coolpix P520 and then I got scared thinking that I could be robbed walking around with that (it is gorgeousssssss gray!!!) in one of the most violent cities in the world. So...
I bought a Canon Powershot SX160 IS which is going to replace my old Kodak that died in battle (it fell hard hard on a concrete bench and died instantly).
So I am going from 6MP and 3X to 16MP and 16X! WOO-HOO!
I am reading the manual, I am serious, Wink and will take it slowly "learning by shooting" (all that Econ that I learned had to serve at least to make a pun!).
I have never driven so now I think I can understand people when they get their new cars...I am in love with my sweeties!
Thanks for your kindness and warmth.
Marian

Brand:EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jul 2013 - 2:33 PM
Focal Length:5.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/5.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ra's Monochrome
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:4 Sep 2013 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Abstract, Black & white, Flowers & plants, Margarita, Palms, Phoenix Palm, Venezuela
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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 2Ayoob vcard Australia
4 Sep 2013 - 1:04 AM

Fantastic B/W image capture ,Potra....Grin

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 1:08 AM

A new camera always give you a boost. There will be no stopping you now. Hold on to it tight. Sad
This is one of your best. Powerful and contrasty but with that light touch that always comes through in your abstracts.

Eric

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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 1:43 AM

Thanks Ayoob! Smile


Quote: A new camera always give you a boost. There will be no stopping you now. Hold on to it tight. Sad
This is one of your best. Powerful and contrasty but with that light touch that always comes through in your abstracts.
Eric

I didn't drop my old Kodak, I always use the wrist strap, but after 6 years it broke and the camera hit the bench, and then the floor. I was standing on the concrete bench trying to get a good shot of a palm. (those palms....hahaha!) BlushGrin

Thank your for the assessment of this shot, I was fascinated by the roundness of it. I got the title from a friend. Smile

Last Modified By Potra at 4 Sep 2013 - 1:45 AM

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 1:44 AM

A grabbing composition, perfect in its symmetry!

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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 1:46 AM


Quote: A grabbing composition, perfect in its symmetry!

I measured it with a ruler! hahahahaha! It works!SmileSmile
M

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
4 Sep 2013 - 4:24 AM

May the new equipment bring you much joy and give us much pleasure viewing your images Smile Another superb mono image Marian !!

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 4:30 AM

Excellent composition very beautiful image.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 4:39 AM

I can feel your happiness. Now I'm happy for you. A very nice mono image Marian.......Sandy

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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 4:48 AM


Quote: I can feel your happiness. Now I'm happy for you. A very nice mono image Marian.......Sandy

Thanks Sandy! I just want to have some fun in the midst of turmoil. Meditation and photography help a lot.


Quote: May the new equipment bring you much joy and give us much pleasure viewing your images Smile Another superb mono image Marian !!

Amen! Amen! I'll do my best. Thanks Herman.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:00 AM

Enjoy your new toy, Marian. This is a wonderful addition to your ongoing series. I look forward to photos with your new camera. This is a great shot!!!!!

Peter

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:53 AM

A great mono Marian, like standing under an umbrella...
Congrats on your new camera's. I had the Nikon Coolpix P510 ans loved it. Look after them . Rule No 1 always hang the camera around your neck when taking photo'sGrinGrinGrinGrin ...enjoy your camera, i can feel your excitement from hereGrinGrinGrinGrin

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iosatel
4 Sep 2013 - 5:57 AM

Great lines geometry, excellent b&w capture!

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:41 AM

I'm very pleased that you received your cameras safely.
I expect there is a steep learning curve in finding the correct buttons to press!
Instruction booklets always seem to be written in a strange language.

As for the image for today, it's up to your usual standard!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32321 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:26 AM

Have fun with your new toy, and keep on taking such great images. I particularly like this one, it is both bold and beautiful, and very well photographed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:38 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP .....WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP
Can't wait to see what you do with it.....
Enjoy
But as you know it's not the tool but the driver that gets the results
Regards Your F.G.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

Fan ....... tastic, Marian - a super image!
Enjoy your new toy!
Looking forward to seeing some pics!SmileSmileSmile

Richard

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:55 AM

Hope you enjoy playing with your new toy Marian, a great mono abstract image, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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capto
capto e2 Member 1586 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 8:38 AM

This proves that Mother Nature has the best designs.Smile

ivor

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:12 AM

Your joy is clear to see Smile Have fun.

Lovely symmetry, the palms look like ostrich feathers.

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:22 AM

A lovely abstract Marian and enjoy the new camera.

Ken

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leontari
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4 Sep 2013 - 9:37 AM

It makes an excellent abstract Marian!
Effrossini

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:06 AM

This palm is like a ladies fan - wonderful in mono - gives a touch of elegance.
I wish you many happy hours with your new camera - sad that you have to think about it's safety.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 11:28 AM

A step up Marian !!! Like the mono treatment here suites the subject.
Ron.

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 2:45 PM

Enjoy Marian......................but then you always do hen SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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Michaela_Solway
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4 Sep 2013 - 9:24 PM

Like rays of sun.. Enjoy the new toy

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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 9:35 PM

Thanks everybody for the good wishes. I will take it easy. The beautiful Nikon will stay home until I go on a trip where I can be reasonably sure I won't be robbed.


Quote: Enjoy Marian......................but then you always do hen SmileSmileSmile

Rod

I do, Rod, I am always laughing, mostly at myself and the strange things that sometimes happen to me... GrinBlush
M

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 160 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England60 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:18 PM

Nice pic, Marian. Have fun with those cameras!! And remember with all that extra magnification to use higher shutter speeds!!

Alan

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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 10:29 PM


Quote: Nice pic, Marian. Have fun with those cameras!! And remember with all that extra magnification to use higher shutter speeds!!

Alan

Thanks Alan, I won't forget, promise. I realize that in the search for distance one gives up sharpness. Like everything in Life, there is always a trade-off. That one I had to explain many times when I was an Econ professor. Smile
M

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4 Sep 2013 - 11:26 PM

Like a dark sun rising.An excellent creative capture
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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 11:52 PM


Quote: Like a dark sun rising.An excellent creative capture
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Dark Sun Rising was the original title I had in mind Smile, and then a friend suggested Ra's Monochrome.
M

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