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St Annes Lifeboat

By AEasthope67  
Went out tonight to take a few practice shots and work out a bit more of the WB, Metering and Exposure compensation. Not sure if yet if I got it right yet!!

While out we were lucky to see the Lifeboat being brought back in. Last time I captured this it was a winters night.

I thought it was a little different to my previous uploads so I have decided to put it up. Not expecting much interest but was nice all the same.

Thanks for dropping by

Andy

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Boats Sea Lifeboats

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riggwelter 13 165 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 11:36PM
Nice light, crisp shot.
comma 12 108 6 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 11:39PM
beautifully lit, excellent work
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
12 Jun 2008 11:49PM
Superb Image, Luv the angle & composition too.....!

Tip from a fellow D200 user, I have been using mine for 2 years now.....And It stays permanently on Auto WB......The AWB on this camera is very very good.....!

I even tested it in my studio by creating Custom White balance settings, Then compared them with the AWB output.!

The Auto WB won out every time.......Even on High Key white backdrops.........Smile

All the D200 owners I have spken too.....Agree....AWB wins hands down.

Thought that bit of info might save you a lot of grief.....Smile
AEasthope67 14 46 England
13 Jun 2008 12:20AM
Thanks very much C-cat. Perfect information and will get it set up and try it out. Appreciated. Andy Smile))
harrattp 13 11 4 England
13 Jun 2008 4:10PM
Agree with cameracat about the image. The D200 is a superb camera and you will have years of use from it, actually all the Nikons DSLR's are superb.
Paul
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
18 Jun 2008 12:25PM

Quote:Agree with cameracat about the image. The D200 is a superb camera and you will have years of use from it, actually all the Nikons DSLR's are superb.
Paul


Couldn't agree more except that I select WB to suit the situation, however, I have the Simon Stafford book on the D200 and he recommends using 'cloudy' for a 'Direct sunlight' situation from around 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset because Nikon's color temperature is too low and this will produce images with a redder appearance. this also applies when using 'Flash' (5400K).. I use the 'cloudy setting most of the time and it works great. I can recommend this book, it's full of tips and advice you won't get from the Nikon handbook.
Nice clear shot, but for me the color is a little too saturated.
Regards,
Geoff.
AEasthope67 14 46 England
18 Jun 2008 1:11PM

Quote:Quote:Agree with cameracat about the image. The D200 is a superb camera and you will have years of use from it, actually all the Nikons DSLR's are superb.
PaulCouldn't agree more except that I select WB to suit the situation, however, I have the Simon Stafford book on the D200 and he recommends using 'cloudy' for a 'Direct sunlight' situation from around 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset because Nikon's color temperature is too low and this will produce images with a redder appearance. this also applies when using 'Flash' (5400K).. I use the 'cloudy setting most of the time and it works great. I can recommend this book, it's full of tips and advice you won't get from the Nikon handbook.
Nice clear shot, but for me the color is a little too saturated.
Regards,
Geoff.



Geoff,
Thanks for the info.
I did a trial a week ago and I found this to be frustratingly and very true and wasnt sure what the best thing was to do, I know now why!
Yours and the other above advice / help has been invaluable and it is really appreciated. I just have to re-apply it now... :-/
Will let you know how I get on.
Thanks again
Andy
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
23 Jun 2008 10:12PM
Been reading all the tech stuff above and all great advice i'm sure but from a canon user who Knows nothing about Nikon can I tell you I think this image is pretty damn good Andy, well done mate because if this is you just learning about the camera I am really looking forward to the day you crack it. - gary

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