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21st of June 2002 (Fri), 10:26
Last February, I bought a Canon Powershot S30. It's my first real camera and I love it. I take it with me whenever I travel, which is often because I am an airline pilot. So far, the camera has been great and I am slowly learning how to take descent pictures with it. I put together a gallery of my best shots at
Please check them out and let me know what you think. I am still learning, so any advice would be great.
21st of June 2002 (Fri), 13:53
Nice shots, Dave! Thanks for sharing.
22nd of June 2002 (Sat), 18:11
Welcome to the hi-flying world of photography!
I am no expert, but your pictures looked very, very nice to me. In particular your:
- sunsets were 1st rate, brighter than anything that I have taken.
- pets were "at ease"!
- Main lighthouse was calm.
- waiting with the fish net has a nice line to it.
So you are now in the same boat as all photographers! Great photos require you to be in the right place at the right time, etc, etc. So, IF you have just landed in Ottawa.. AND.. all that’s on is Winter Carnival.. AND IF you only have a 1/2 hour between planes ..THEN …your Neptune shot is terrific -- the best that you can expect to shoot. So in terms of improving, you are the best judge of your photographic constraints.
I like the composition in "fish net" and the Maine lighthouse. But I might have liked both a bit better with more color and light. However, if you landed “late” then "thems are the breaks". Thanks Dave. Some beauties.
HOWIE (Ottawa, Canada)
PS: If you like my "Reflections in a Pond”, call me when you visit Ottawa again, and I will walk you along my trails where you can see.... oops .. "shoot for yourself!"
27th of June 2002 (Thu), 10:23
Thanks for the compliments and encouragement. Do you guys have any suggestions for photographing fireworks? Next week is a big week for fireworks here in the states and I guess Canada too. I haven't had the opertunity to try shooting fireworks before. Any tips or tricks?
27th of June 2002 (Thu), 19:04
I suggest you look for two earlier posts (there may be more) ... ( I have to walk my dog, so I do not have time to ID them in detail).
First, there is a post that I did within Night Photography describing a "slide rule". It will give you a starting point for exposure re fireworks at f/2
Second, Don Ellis has posted some super fireworks out of HK and describes his camera setting and physical settings in some detail.
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