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Canal Gardens

By TrevBatWCC    
A quickie break from my Whitby holiday. On Friday I splashed out and bought myself a new camera, the Nikon D7100, together with the newer standard kit zoom lens of 18-105mm - a much more useful lens than the 18-55mm which came with my old camera. So, after familiarising myself with the hundreds more features and menus, and the weather forecast for yesterday sounded good, set off to Roundhay Park on the outskirts of Leeds to try it out. I was hoping there might be some autumn colours on the trees, but apart from a few fallen leaves, most still had green leaves on them Sad Not a lot in the way of flowers either, but the weather was lovely & sunny - and quite warm too Smile This was taken in the Canal Gardens, across the road from the main entrance into the park.

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Leeds Roundhay Landscape and travel Canal gardens

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Oct 2013 2:51PM
Recorded the different green tones a treat here Trev.
And I reckon there are too many features in cameras nowadays.
You need to be a Philadelphia lawyer to work them out.
And I have still to work out why they pick on the lawyers from Philadelphia for that saying !!

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phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 2:52PM
Enjoy your new camera and lenses. don't really think I will see any change from your usual top class processing skills Trev....Phil
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 2:54PM
New camera, great image and one which has been very well observed, exposed and processed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Oct 2013 3:16PM
Your new toy looks pretty good GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
7 Oct 2013 3:32PM
I thought this was my local park in London for a moment. It looks just the same. Smile
Hope you enjoy your new kit. I like getting new lenses best as you can get straight out to use them without wading through pages of menus. Smile
7 Oct 2013 3:36PM
Nice photo really like the detail. Also glad to see ur using the GPS, it's a great item to have on a camera for keeping records of shot locations. The new camera doing you proud, well doneSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 3:59PM
looks like you are realy enjoying the new camera
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Oct 2013 4:00PM
Looks like you've fallen on your feet with your new toy, Trev, a fine image and excellent presentation. Carol
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Oct 2013 4:06PM
Judging by this result Trev you have every thing in hand, a cracking capture and wonderful process. How big are the files from this camera?


LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 4:18PM
Very nice even if those darned leaves have refused to change colour!
Great comp Trev, I like you went out to shoot colour on the trees but not ready yet, we will have to wait a but longer, great shot like it very much indeed.
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 4:59PM
Your megabuck camera has produced stunning definition to go with your processing skills
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
7 Oct 2013 5:45PM
If that's a canal, what's a dirt great statue doing in the middle of it? A waterway version of a traffic island?WinkGrin

Congrats on the new camera, Trev, even if it is only a NokinTongue

7 Oct 2013 7:07PM
Hi Trev...lovely scene. I really like your processing - the detail is super Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:50PM
Congratulations on your choice, Trev, it's a sure-fire winner!
We have only a few leaves down so far, of the mucky brown variety; then all at once they will all have gone Sad
Plenty of detail to be captured with that camera in winter, though!
Nicely composed photo, a good venue I think. Even if Malc can't recognise a calcified water-sprite when he sees one GrinGrinBlushBlush
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:50PM
Keep 'em coming! Bill is suffering from serious kit envy. When he succumbs to the D7100 I get his D7000...
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
7 Oct 2013 8:58PM
Now I am green with envy....just the camera on my wish list....will be following your progress with the D7100
The canal scene is magnificent
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:02PM
Well done on your new camera....
A brilliant shot Trev
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Oct 2013 11:29PM
You and the new camera have done a fabulous job capturing this scene Trev.......Sandy
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
8 Oct 2013 6:04PM
Us boys and our toys TrevWink well in your hands it really seems to work well. A lovely shot well manipulated.

8 Oct 2013 10:51PM
Congratulations on your new acquisition, Trev - it's working well!!
Great shot!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Oct 2013 11:02AM
Looks to work well Trev, been a while since I have been here.
Good details and colours
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 5:28PM
New camera? Looks like it does a good job..... with the help of the operatorWink

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