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25-02-2013, 12:36 AM (This post was last modified: 25-02-2013 12:40 AM by WeAreTheCosmos.)
RE: Photography
Got my first decent camera last week. Sony Nex-6, cheap Sigma 19mm 2.8 lens. Still don't know wtf I'm doing, but here are a few from my trip to Ottawa this weekend, and some random ones from just playing with it the first few days.

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That last one was taken just looking out my window... in the city. I can only see maybe 20 stars with my eyes, on a good night.
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25-02-2013, 10:54 AM
RE: Photography
(25-02-2013 12:36 AM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Got my first decent camera last week. Sony Nex-6, cheap Sigma 19mm 2.8 lens. Still don't know wtf I'm doing, but here are a few from my trip to Ottawa this weekend, and some random ones from just playing with it the first few days.

[Image: 7ZkqTJ5.jpg]
[Image: sROzCEz.jpg]
[Image: WijN8cy.jpg]
[Image: 73Co5ow.jpg]
[Image: Qzb3oZx.jpg]

That last one was taken just looking out my window... in the city. I can only see maybe 20 stars with my eyes, on a good night.
I'd give anything for a good camera. Sadly I'm stuck with my phone for now Sad

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25-02-2013, 10:58 AM
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(25-02-2013 10:54 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(25-02-2013 12:36 AM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Got my first decent camera last week. Sony Nex-6, cheap Sigma 19mm 2.8 lens. Still don't know wtf I'm doing, but here are a few from my trip to Ottawa this weekend, and some random ones from just playing with it the first few days.

[Image: 7ZkqTJ5.jpg]
[Image: sROzCEz.jpg]
[Image: WijN8cy.jpg]
[Image: 73Co5ow.jpg]
[Image: Qzb3oZx.jpg]

That last one was taken just looking out my window... in the city. I can only see maybe 20 stars with my eyes, on a good night.
I'd give anything for a good camera. Sadly I'm stuck with my phone for now Sad


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25-02-2013, 11:02 AM
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Me, taken by my brother, kayaking on Potomac River.
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25-02-2013, 11:23 AM
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(25-02-2013 10:58 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(25-02-2013 10:54 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  I'd give anything for a good camera. Sadly I'm stuck with my phone for now Sad


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Almost anything Tongue I've wanted a good camera for such a long time. Sadly I have to pay bills. The curse of living alone. Being responsible sucks sometimes.

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25-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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(24-02-2013 10:52 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(24-02-2013 01:38 PM)smidgen Wrote:  Very different ones for sure.

This is the camera I use. It's great for hiking. I don't have to worry about breaking it on the trail
And it takes good pictures. It's great for mountain streams, lakes and rivers. Or just swimming in
the pool. The line I hear most often is you took those pictures with that little thing.
It's the person behind the camera that makes the shot.

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I am a FREAK about needing to control the aperture, and I tend to hover around the 2.8 mark. It's great for portraiture, but I am going to have to work sooo hard to change that mental frame of mind to play more. This year I am branching out just for the fact that I am in a rut and need more play and discovery. If I discover my niche or style in landscape/urbanscape more perhaps I can fuse the two together (portraiture).

Anyway, I have had someone bug me about doing underwater mermaid shots (of them dressed up, apparently there is a whole world of these people out there, haha) and I have no experience with underwater photography.
All I do is play. That's what makes it fun. I'm out on the trail and I just point the camera at anything that looks cool. I have never had nor do I know how to use a 35 mm camera. But I bet I've had just about every type of point and click of the past 35 years. So when it comes to the setting that are on my camera it's a combination of play and advice from my shooter friend. Of course he has a camera with a lens that looks more like a freakin telescope then a camera. lol

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25-02-2013, 05:48 PM
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(25-02-2013 11:02 AM)Chas Wrote:  Me, taken by my brother, kayaking on Potomac River.
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The Potomac, awesome.

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25-02-2013, 05:50 PM
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(25-02-2013 10:54 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(25-02-2013 12:36 AM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Got my first decent camera last week. Sony Nex-6, cheap Sigma 19mm 2.8 lens. Still don't know wtf I'm doing, but here are a few from my trip to Ottawa this weekend, and some random ones from just playing with it the first few days.

[Image: 7ZkqTJ5.jpg]
[Image: sROzCEz.jpg]
[Image: WijN8cy.jpg]
[Image: 73Co5ow.jpg]
[Image: Qzb3oZx.jpg]

That last one was taken just looking out my window... in the city. I can only see maybe 20 stars with my eyes, on a good night.
I'd give anything for a good camera. Sadly I'm stuck with my phone for now Sad
My first digital camera was my phone four years ago. You will get there.

Oh, great shots Cosmos.

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25-02-2013, 05:51 PM
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(24-02-2013 11:11 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  Andean Condor

This bird will probably outlive me, they can live up to around 100 years old. They can have a wingspan of up to 10.2ft.


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I love it. So cool.

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25-02-2013, 05:53 PM
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(24-02-2013 10:55 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(24-02-2013 01:24 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  What camera bodies do you guys use for underwater photography?
I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a Canon EOS 50D, they go inside Ikelite housings and then I use Ikelite substrobes to light up the underwater world!
Turtle... drooling with jealousy. Tongue For those that don't know I love sea turtles.

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