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Oct 09, 2015 04:00 as a reply to  @ post 17737453 |  #76

Lots of thanks for attempt to make my photos better, not so banal as they look. But, there is a small problem. I'm not a true photographer. I made photos mainly during lunch time with my pocket camera, having no idea to wait for what we call "regime time" - sunset or sunrise. Ten minutes by foot and I'm near Kremlin.
Unfortunately I know what does it mean to make good shots in the evening - FF, L-optics, tripod, several hours for shooting (at first You need to make shot with not so bright street lamps in the early evening and then main shots with evening sky and streaks of lights) and about one day in photoshop (to unite shots and touch colors). Plus several days to wait for good weather:). And your fhoto will be number 500 001 made from this position, compared with 1 000 001 during tourist hours.
https://www.google.ru …o+kremlin+mosco​w+at+night (external link)

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BTW, we had snow in the morning - bikes for rent under snow - good idea.



  
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Oct 09, 2015 06:15 |  #77

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Lots of thanks for attempt to make my photos better, not so banal as they look. But, there is a small problem. I'm not a true photographer. I made photos mainly during lunch time with my pocket camera, having no idea to wait for what we call "regime time" - sunset or sunrise. Ten minutes by foot and I'm near Kremlin.
Unfortunately I know what does it mean to make good shots in the evening - FF, L-optics, tripod, several hours for shooting (at first You need to make shot with not so bright street lamps in the early evening and then main shots with evening sky and streaks of lights) and about one day in photoshop (to unite shots and touch colors). Plus several days to wait for good weather:). And your fhoto will be number 500 001 made from this position, compared with 1 000 001 during tourist hours.
https://www.google.ru …o+kremlin+mosco​w+at+night (external link)

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BTW, we had snow in the morning - bikes for rent under snow - good idea.

It doesn't have to be sunrise/sunset - which does look magnificent.
Something that worked well for me in Leeds were alleys (with a 5D MK II) - which were shot in the middle of the days:
https://www.flickr.com …/albums/7215764​2094992954 (external link)

Basically something different to the usual photos. I'm sure there are lots of spots to experiment in Moscow too.
As to what, well, everyone has their own idea about what works and how to shot something.


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Oct 09, 2015 07:17 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #78

Moscow wedding, today, under snow conditions

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Leeds is very impressive. It often happens You shoot at the middle of the day. For example, the same idea (Toledo)
https://fotki.yandex.r​u …365591/view/812​580?page=0 (external link)
or (BenAlmadena)
https://fotki.yandex.r​u …432991/view/594​731?page=0 (external link)
and You need to shoot because there will be no another chance. And, to my understanding, narrow streets, as a rule, give less chances to make good shots with the lack of light.



  
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Oct 09, 2015 07:31 |  #79

ManOld wrote in post #17738673 (external link)
Moscow wedding, today, under snow conditions
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Leeds is very impressive. It often happens You shoot at the middle of the day. For example, the same idea (Toledo)
https://fotki.yandex.r​u …365591/view/812​580?page=0 (external link)
or (BenAlmadena)
https://fotki.yandex.r​u …432991/view/594​731?page=0 (external link)
and You need to shoot because there will be no another chance. And, to my understanding, narrow streets, as a rule, give less chances to make good shots with the lack of light.

The solution is called a tripod ;) - or high ISO. (This was done handheld in Kingston upon Hull - 5D MK II too https://www.flickr.com​/photos/detlevcm/19526​331808/ (external link) )
In the end it depends - some scenes work, others don't - there are no rules.
Bright sunlight will generally look back - but in an alley or in a building it might just provide the contrast you want (especially in black and white).


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Oct 11, 2015 19:08 |  #80

I picked up one of these on Friday. It seems to take awhile to lock focus, it seems in P & AV the photos are softer than in auto? I really want to like this camera... So far I find it kind of aggravating.


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Oct 12, 2015 03:04 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #81

I'm on my way to minimize weight of body and lenses, so tripod is on rest. High ISO sometimes help, though I'm not a fan to shoot in the evening.
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Oct 12, 2015 09:46 |  #82

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I picked up one of these on Friday. It seems to take awhile to lock focus, it seems in P & AV the photos are softer than in auto? I really want to like this camera... So far I find it kind of aggravating.


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I tended (haven't used it in a while) to use Av mainly - and never felt it was soft. Auto, especially with a JPEG may be hit with fairly aggressive sharpening - which may be the cause of your impression.


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Oct 12, 2015 09:47 |  #83

ManOld wrote in post #17742060 (external link)
I'm on my way to minimize weight of body and lenses, so tripod is on rest. High ISO sometimes help, though I'm not a fan to shoot in the evening.
https://fotki.yandex.r​u …366689/view/969​579?page=5 (external link)
A piece of winter in Moscow, early october
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Like the building, don't think the second image works like that - even though it seems like lovely conditions for some interesting photos.
(Side note, my friend suggested it is unusually cold for October - could be a cold winter this year...)


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Oct 12, 2015 13:23 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #84

The second image acts as an illustration of Moscow weather in october.
Like this one

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I tried to change a little bit development to increase impression of snow on green grass and leaves.



  
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Oct 12, 2015 14:07 |  #85

ManOld wrote in post #17742607 (external link)
The second image acts as an illustration of Moscow weather in october.
Like this one
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I tried to change a little bit development to increase impression of snow on green grass and leaves.

Make use of the lovely contrast you get - coniferous plants still green with white snow.
What we normally get in the UK is a sludgy mess... (or every now and then there is more snow and everything grinds to a halt...)


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Oct 12, 2015 16:10 |  #86

I am liking this camera more and more. It did nearly everything I wanted it to on my walk today.


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Oct 15, 2015 03:07 |  #87

Really tempted by this camera to replace my S100.


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Oct 16, 2015 14:15 |  #88

One thing I find really helpful is this:

1. Set the camera to manual
2. Set your desired ISO for the conditions
3. Use the front dial around the lens for F-stop
4. Place your thumb on the wheel at the back to alter the speed

When you compose, the live view shows you the photo as it will be exposed. Then slide your thumb up or down until you see what you like, or use your front fingers to change the f-stop.

5. Press the shutter button to take the shot.


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Oct 16, 2015 14:17 |  #89

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One thing I find really helpful is this:

1. Set the camera to manual
2. Set your desired ISO for the conditions
3. Use the front dial around the lens for F-stop
4. Place your thumb on the wheel at the back to alter the speed

When you compose, the live view shows you the photo as it will be exposed. Then slide your thumb up or down until you see what you like, or use your front fingers to change the f-stop.

5. Press the shutter button to take the shot.

I found the back dial rather useless for anything reasonably quick - possibly because I am used to the dial on a 5D MK II.
Instead, my recommendation would be to use Av - set the Aperture as you describe and let the camera pick the shutter and ISO (limit Auto ISO via the menu) while adjusting exposure with the top dial.

Fast & reliable.


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Oct 16, 2015 14:28 |  #90

I have fiddled with the camera and cannot figure it out, how can you do long exposure with this camera?


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