Reminded me of a CSM with his men! Shot on Bridlington front from about 50/80 yards. Trying out the new Canon Powershot SX40HS bought for my wife. I am amazed at the quality and quite sharp images even at 35X zoom. (840mm equivalent.) The image stabilisation must have come on in leaps and bounds.
Camera hand held with elbows resting on railings. About 500mm I would think. Av at f8 and ISO200. Shutter speed would be about 1/500. Might have to rethink my distrust of image stabilisation.
Have already had a number of shots from this camera accepted into libraries. The problem remains slightly slower operation than a DSLR - slight shutter pause before firing - subject can move, and slight image to card download delay.
Portraits and people