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Apr 27, 2019 04:11 |  #4951

Now for something completely different (from me) - panning @ 1/30s and 14mm!

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A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Apr 27, 2019 18:56 |  #4952

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Apr 28, 2019 08:23 |  #4953

Another arctic fox...

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Apr 28, 2019 21:19 |  #4954

Scott_online wrote in post #18852670 (external link)
Another arctic fox...

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Fantastic shot, Scott. Very appealing.


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Apr 29, 2019 03:28 |  #4955

Bkop wrote in post #18852461 (external link)
=Bkopperl;18852461]Som​e cat action

About as much action as my cat used to have, when she was still alive.


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Apr 29, 2019 05:17 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #4956

Yeah, Molly will stalk and try to ambush prey, but she's too lazy to carry through with the charge most times, when she does, her bulk makes her too noticeable to succeed. Now her son Inky may seem too lazy to hunt sleeping in that basket, but he's a proven killer




  
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May 02, 2019 11:29 |  #4957

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May 05, 2019 08:13 |  #4958

Images taken in a rather dark exhibit hall in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
I am trying to get used to using higher ISOs than what I would prefer.

The first image was accidentally taken at f/13. I have no idea how that was selected, other than most likely by complete mistake.
(I also limit ISO on the camera to 25600)

Info regarding this exhibit (one that we stumbled upon): https://www.mfa.org/ex​hibitions/gender-bending-fashion

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May 06, 2019 11:29 |  #4959

These images have a bit of a backstory to them.

Many times, I will connect a 1-Series Canon camera to a Black Rapid strap and when it is not in use, the camera will dangle by my waist.

This was the condition when my spouse & I were exiting Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts after a half-day of viewing and photographing an exhibit.
As I was walking out, a 9-year-old boy was walking in; one with a Canon T6i (I believe) hanging from his neck.
We stopped at each other as he exclaimed: “Wow! What model camera is that”?
I stated that it was a 1-D X Mk II and he excitedly exclaimed: “That’s like, $6,000”!!

I mentioned yes, you are right and I asked him if he wanted to try it out.
I sought and received permission from his mother to exit the museum in search of some adequate light, and her son and I could also "talk about cameras" for a bit.
That is what we did.

The kicker is how broad his knowledge was on my camera.
I think that the only reason that he got a few features wrong was because he was so excited.
I bet on another day, he would be rattling off specifications with aplomb.
He really was amazingly well informed at only 9-years old.
He knew about shutter speeds, and about "4K and 5K”.
He was really too excited to speak at times.

I handed him my camera and instructed him how to try-out its high frame-per-second rate.
(He was thrilled!)
I took the camera back and suggested to him to do a couple of easy stunts so we could generate some action shots of him.
I asked him to jump straight up, and also to charge along a walkway, giving me his best “Wolverine” impersonation.

We spoke some more and I gave him (and his mom) some contact information.
He then offered something that we all have learned as adults regarding some item: “Man, I want one of these, but I cannot afford it”.
Classic!

A fine young man.

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Taken by my new, younger friend:

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May 06, 2019 16:02 as a reply to  @ Mark A.'s post |  #4960

Nice. Sometimes the story makes the shot. Thanks for sharing.

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May 06, 2019 16:15 |  #4961

@MarkA that is such an inspirational story and it was very considerate of you to be so generous with your time and camera. Due partially (at least) to you he will probably become a professional.

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May 06, 2019 20:38 |  #4962

What a sweet image Annie. Love the dog just hanging there all content.


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May 08, 2019 06:45 |  #4963

AnnieMacD wrote in post #18857323 (external link)
@MarkA that is such an inspirational story and it was very considerate of you to be so generous with your time and camera. Due partially (at least) to you he will probably become a professional.

Thank you Annie!

I'm still a little bit in "disbelief" about that boy.
I mean, I know that young people are getting smarter and smarter all the time, and they can be a wiz with technology, but at 9-years old?!
His knowledge-base was great and he was full of questions.
If it were not for the schedules of others, I bet we could have played with cameras together, for an hour or more.

I have been at public events where I have loaned out a lens or two to someone with less formidable gear, but never to someone so young.
I hope he stays with photography.
Like you, I bet he goes far.

I love my 1D X Mk II.
It is a great, multi-purpose camera.
It does great in dimly-lit environments like museums.
Its "Silent Mode" is much quieter than the 1D X's is, and I can get away with the Mk II in museums.

I love the colors that come out of the camera.
I tend to just process RAW images using Canon's DPP at the "Standard" image setting, never adding saturation.
(I will use Lightroom5 to straighten lines and geometric shapes)

Other varying images from that visit would be:

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May 10, 2019 21:53 |  #4964

Great story Mark. These big pro bodies are IMO, the best to hand to a young kid to shoot with. My nephews and nieces always had a great time playing with my D4. Because it's not a toy and built as such I've never had much concern for them breaking it (even though their parents were horrified the first time they saw the kids playing with it).

I'd set it to single point focus in aperture priority (or manual if using a flash) and tell them to put the red square over the part of the photo that they didn't want blurry and let them loose. Only thing to worry about was preventing the kids fighting over it (didn't want someone getting hurt :lol: )


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May 12, 2019 09:07 |  #4965

smythie wrote in post #18859599 (external link)
Great story Mark. These big pro bodies are IMO, the best to hand to a young kid to shoot with. My nephews and nieces always had a great time playing with my D4. Because it's not a toy and built as such I've never had much concern for them breaking it (even though their parents were horrified the first time they saw the kids playing with it).

I'd set it to single point focus in aperture priority (or manual if using a flash) and tell them to put the red square over the part of the photo that they didn't want blurry and let them loose. Only thing to worry about was preventing the kids fighting over it (didn't want someone getting hurt :lol: )

smythie,

Thanks for your post.

I still had my Black Rapid strap attached to an Arca-Swiss plate at the bottom of the camera and I looped this strap over his head first.
The lad was surprised when he assumed the weight of the camera & lens and for a few seconds there, things were a bit wobbly for him and scary for me, and I worried about what I just did.
The strap was sized for an adult and probably would have allowed the camera and lens, to smack the granite stairs that were playing on.
My cameras also have a hand strap and I always hold that open for another user to thread their hand thru first, and that was probably the item offering the greatest security against him dropping it.

He took many images, some of passerby and fountains and the like, and he also took this image of me, trying to do something dynamic for him, even though I was kneeling on granite from previously photographing him.
The camera was set to a single focus point with no assisting focus points, and Canon's DPP reveals that he maintained the focus point on my nose at least.

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I'm glad for what I did and I am still amazed at how much a 9-year old knew about Canon cameras, and photography in general.
I hope that he has a good story to tell his classmates and friends, and that he retains his high-excitement from this encounter, for a period of time.



  
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