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  • Ghostly by rickie

    I don't normally comment, but started looking at pics from a discussion in the Forum. If you didn't post for critique then I apologise.

    It's a classic view in Venice, and one I have done many times in the past, and maybe one or two more times in the future. Wink

    What I find disappointing is the pole partially covering the tower. When I have done this view I have always attempted to get the tower and the front entrance of San Giorgio Maggiore clear of the poles covering. I know it is sometimes not easy with the placing of the poles, and one view which may have worked previously may not work the next visit as the poles get replaced. Having the tower clear, and the lantern pole visible from this location, being of similar design/shape, links the two locations in my mind.

    You have nice amount of movement in the Gondolas. And it was also good to not include the steps down to water imho, as sometimes they can be at an angle that makes the scene look 'not level'.

    Again, hope you don't mind, but Venice is my favourite place in the world and so wanted to comment.
    • 15 Nov 2018 10:19PM
  • View from the Rialto by turbinepaul

    Hello, this just popped up as the 'Featured e2 Photo, and seeing as Venice is one of my favourite places, and no one has commented, I thought I would.

    This doesn't work for me as a panoramic. Firstly, it's not the right scene for it, imho. This is more suited to the normal 3x2, or even a square crop. Well done for a good stitching job though.

    It's too busy in the corners. Many delivery boats cut on the left, and a water taxi just cut on the right. Things have to look deliberately cut, not accidentally or carelessly cut. Best to try not to cut significant things at all if can though. Wink

    The boat in the centre is too close to the bottom for me. If things look like they are moving, it is generally a good idea to give them space in the scene to potentially 'move into'.

    It would have been nice to see some more sky, or at least space because the sky looks like it would be blown out, above the buildings on the left. Things close to the edge of the frame draw the eye because we expect space around things. How much? Until it looks 'right'.

    If you disagree, that's fine with me, but I hope you take this in the manner it was intended, to help. It's just one persons opinion after all. Smile
    • 16 Sep 2014 10:53PM
  • Uruguay Bridge. by fvg

    Excellent colours.

    Well done. Smile
    • 29 Jan 2009 6:33PM
  • Resting by fvg

    Very good moody image.

    Well done.
    • 29 Jan 2009 6:29PM
  • Patterned Wheel 2 by redhed17

    Thanks for the comments mollye and again keelo5022. Smile

    I chose this angle as it was the only position where the legs holding the wheel hid both blue spotlights. It also gave a nice blue slash of colour, which was lucky.

    Happy New Year to both of you, and anyone else who is having a look. Smile
    • 1 Jan 2007 2:40PM
  • Patterned Wheel 1 by redhed17

    Thanks for the kind comment Keelo5022. Smile
    You have a stunning set of pictures in your
    gallery. Well done to you.

    I'll have a couple of alternatives over the next couple of days if you'd like to see the variety in the patterns.
    • 29 Dec 2006 3:03AM
  • Ferris wheel in rain by deviant

    Very nice picture. I haven't been able to get to the wheel when it has been raining, and then the German Market turned up, which totally messed up the foreground. lol

    I went with the intention of doing long exposures at 1st, but found that 1-3 second exposures gave the wheel some amazing patterns with the lights. And every exposure is different. I will upload some pics after Christmas.

    Well done.
    • 25 Dec 2006 2:59AM
  • D300 live view

    Much appreciated comments' have a lot to put into practice, regards,anfielder
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  • Advise for replacement Laptop

    Try PC Specialist in Huddersfield. You can see their range of laptops and specifications and then upgrade various parts as you wish. I got one from them 6 years ago and ...
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  • New monitor 4k vs 2k

    "(And I sincerely apologise - I meant idol, not idle!)"I was going to correct you, but then thought it was maybe a freudian slip because you were talking about s...
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  • Buying from Panamoz

    We have two Nikon D850's and various lenses from them, no problems at all. Regards repairs, there was a small issue with my D850, they instructed me to send it to Nikon ...
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  • Shooting Raw problem

    Well done Bikerbob - I am pleased you have seen the glory that Raw photos can give you. As for learning - it never stops, and still creates little miracles.
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  • Ad Blockers

    I use an app called Adguard, it loads with Windows and blocks ads on any browser. Individual sites can be whitelisted. As well as obtrusive ads there are also privacy iss...
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  • Have I just been unlucky

    Thanks for your suggestions. The screen problem has been documented on this forum with a number of suggestions being made, none of which have worked unfortunately. I wil...
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  • Posted on: Nikon Announce 70-300mm ED VR Telephoto Lens

    If this is a noticeable improvement on its predecessor then it could be a good buy. My 70-300mm is getting long in the tooth now, and hopefully this could be for me. Smile

    Waiting now for a more detailed tests, and hopefully head to head comparisons with the previous model. Smile
    • 12 Jul 2017 12:10PM
  • Posted on: Fujifilm X-T20 Full Review


    Quote:Must be that, then. So how is auto or manual aperture chosen?

    You should know, it's logical. Wink

    Seriously, if memory serves, the Shutter Speed dial is set to 'S', and I had to press one of the Command Dials to activate that dial, highlighting an 'A' on the screen/viewfinder, to adjust the aperture. I may be wrong though, it was about 2 months ago that I last touched the camera.
    • 14 Jun 2017 10:01PM
  • Posted on: Fujifilm X-T20 Full Review


    Quote:Again, you're still talking about modes. The manual doesn't mention modes because there are none - aperture is auto or manual, shutter is auto or manual (as is sensitivity). 'Modes' are just permutations of these settings. If PASM was all that irrefutably logical, auto/manual ISO would also be included, when the number of modes would be unmanageable.

    You have seen the manual haven't you? Page 'x' of the Introduction in the manual, Section 5.
    Choosing a Shooting Mode.....62
    Mode P: Program AE.....62
    Mode S: Shutter-Priority AE.....64
    Mode A: Aperture-Priority AE.....69
    Mode M: Manual Exposure.....72
    Auto Mode.....74

    The way Fuji have designed the user interface is not logical to me, or to the owner of the camera I was looking at. Reading the manual didn't make it clearer either with the constant reference to a switch on the lens for 'Aperture Priority', which the camera I was using didn't have.

    I have been using cameras for over 30 years. I have been teaching Digital Camera / Photography classes for about 10 years, so have seen quite a few different types of camera, and imho the user interface of this camera is not logical or intuitive. YVMV, which is fine. Smile And the manual is very poor imho.

    • 14 Jun 2017 9:54PM
  • Posted on: Fujifilm X-T20 Full Review


    Quote:If the lens had no switch, it must have had an aperture ring with an A for Auto and full range of manual aperture settings just like your old-school SLR lenses.
    It didn't.


    Quote:Alternatively, if the lens had an aperture switch - when it's set to manual, aperture is set using the thumbwheel on the back of the camera - again no additional button pushes necessary.
    I could find nowhere in the manual where it said this. :-/ All mentions of the Aperture Priority Mode were demonstrated with a picture of a switch being changed on the lens, which the camera I was using did not have. It also had no manual control of Aperture on the lens.


    Quote:It's logical, but the user needs to get away from the idea that PASM is the only way to do things.
    It may seem logical to you to not work the same way as almost every (D)SLRs and many types of digital camera, and away from all the mentions of the A, S and M modes in the manual, but not to me. :-/ In this case, logical to me is very similar to what is the prevailing method in common use, or is pretty easy for a layman to work out without recourse to manuals or guides. I don't believe this camera is. YVMV. Smile I would advise anyone to try before they buy. Wink
    • 13 Jun 2017 11:01PM
  • Posted on: Fujifilm X-T20 Full Review

    I have to disagree that the X-T20 is intuitive to use. I've had SLRs for 30+ years, DSLR's and various compact cameras for almost 15 years. I've also had lots of different cameras come into Photography classes over the last ten years, and when somebody brought a X-T20 into a class a couple of months ago, asking me how to use the Aperture Priority 'mode', it had me stumped. I downloaded the manual, and was still stumped. All the mentions of Aperture Priority in the manual point to setting a button on the lens, (unless I missed something) which the lens the owner of the X-T20 didn't have. Sad I think if memory serves, I had to press one of the adjustable wheels to activate the Aperture, whilst the Shutter set to A (Auto) to be able to adjust it. I found that by trial and error, as I found the manual very poor. Some may find it easy to use, I, and the owner of the X-T20 did not.
    • 6 Jun 2017 11:11PM
  • Posted on: Canon EOS 800D Full Review


    Quote:Hi, Canon user for many years.
    Why do Canon persist with the APS-C sensors? surley a FF sensor is now the way to go, I just wonder what people would say if offered a new APS-C sensor or an older sensor in the new body that offers the advantage of FF.
    Yes I no APS-C sensors are cheaper to make but anyone no the difference in cost between the APS-C and the FF sensor in manufacture?
    Russ



    You do know that every manufacturer sells way more crop sensor DSLRs than FF cameras don't you. Just because you seem not to need/want the benefits of a crop sensor camera doesn't mean that FF is for everyone. And the sales numbers seem to back this up. "Surley" a good job there is choice eh! Wink
    • 15 Feb 2017 2:05PM
  • Posted on: Canon EOS M5 Announced

    Can someone tell why the framerate figure 'without' AF seems to emphasised for Mirrorless cameras? I didn't see that happening for the Canon 1DX II and Nikon D5 releases. :-/ There are less situations when a high frame rate is needed without AF, yet that is the headline figure used. I noticed this trend on DPReview too.
    • 17 Sep 2016 1:59PM
  • Posted on: Nikon Announce 18-140mm DX Format Zoom Lens

    It certainly seems an odd lens to announce, and having little enthusiasm anywhere I've seen.

    18-55mm, 3x zoom
    18-105mm, 5.8x zoom
    18-140mm, 7.7x zoom
    18-200mm, 11x zoom
    18-300mm, 16.6x zoom

    Was the gap in the 105mm - 200mm range really in need of a lens to fill the gap? I don't think so. There are other more interesting lenses they could have designed.

    If the lens would have been a 16-85mm f4 lens, then I would have been impressed, and it maybe would have shown that Nikon were taking the DX range seriously. As for the 18-140mm, meh!
    • 7 Aug 2013 11:51PM
  • Posted on: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Nikkor Review

    I must admit, seeing this review came out of the blue. Smile

    I, like it seems Witchcraft, did have to do a double take at the 67mm filter size being uncommon comment. As well as the two lenses mentioned, the 16-85mm lens is also has a 67mm filter.

    I've found the 16-85mm and 70-300mm combination perfect, with a nice overlap. And having the same filter size cuts down on multiple filters, and/ step down rings.

    The 70-300 is a great lens in this price range, and although it is slightly more expensive than the rest, it regularly comes out on top of the competition when I've read reviews. Regardless of that though, I've still found it to be quality, and my price and size limit.
    • 10 Jun 2011 10:58PM
  • Posted on: Fujifilm Finepix F20

    It must be signicantly cheaper than the F30, otherwise why would anyone buy an inferior model.
    • 14 Jul 2006 12:53PM

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