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Old 07-29-12, 09:12
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cats eye neat..... nice pic and I hope you have many days of enjoyment with your new camera.

The best pics are alway candid ones, the off the cuff or furr ones.
Thanks mate. I hope people dont mind me posting some of my new camera photos, not too snoring

My husband says, yes great love a photo of Tibbs and 2 pelicans, well done (pat on head), but im loving my new camera!
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We dont mind at all and great pics are always worth looking at and that candid shot is just worth its weight in gold.... Olympics on now so you go for it!

I really like folk that are enthusiastic about technology and you are such as person so never loose that and great pics, Tibbs superb.... meow!
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Old 07-29-12, 10:25
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Thanks, gotcha re TinyPic size.

Re your bike picture. You must have the patience of a seriously saintly Saint! Awesome. It is interesting seeing how you build the picture. Are you working from a photo? So are you self-taught right, I think you said, so how did you get into that? Cool . Once you get into it, is it a relaxing activity? Feel free to post as you go if you dont mind sharing

I have the patience of a saint??? No. I'm no where near holy.
But yes, it takes patience to go through the things necessary to get detail and shadings. I don't know, but I may be doing it all wrong and there is a better way to do what I do. Seems like I paint and repaint, too many times. Sometimes I have something almost right and I do a little to it and destroy a half hour's work.(or an hour)
It bugs the hell out of me, that I am working on the back, when I want to dig into the engine. Not sure I like the fender (it's different from my reference) and I want to put two seats on, So I will be playing with that for a while. I can't find a spot for a passenger foot peg. That area is not available on the bike I am copying.
Yes I'm using a photo, several of them for certain things I need to see better. I put details in, that you can't see, even in a full view. But they add to the picture.
Yes, I'm self taught. I make a pretty bad student and a worse teacher, but I'm good with self study. I liked to draw when i was young, but it took too much work, so when I left home, I took up riding fast bikes as a hobby.
I've always played with computer images, but it was playing. I had intended on learning the photo tools better (which are pretty much the same as the drawing ones) and when I got through a few lessons, I stumbled across an an old background I have, and said, I can draw that. And I think I did pretty well for a first try.
Now I am hooked. I'm in a slow period right now. Too much going on. But there have been times, that I drew all day. I guess it's the parts I hate doing that slow me down. I hate doing reflections on rims, they are hard to get looking, even half right.
I'll post more progress, once I get most of the things done, before I start the motor.
Hmmm, coffee must have kicked in.
Back to you.
That picture of those pelicans is great. Sharp and good color.
It looks like you choose a great camera.
MrTibbs is cute. (SgtTibbs relation, obviously )
I love Morris cats. (The big M on the forehead)
It's strange that you choose those images. Last night, I was just laying around on the couch, had my camera and one of my dogs was laying at the other end.
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Old 07-30-12, 09:40
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It's strange that you choose those images. Last night, I was just laying around on the couch, had my camera and one of my dogs was laying at the other end.


Ah too cute, lovely pic of your dog, what's its name? My husband named our cat Mr Tibbs as he watches alot of the old Top Cat series.

I love Morris cats. (The big M on the forehead) What are they?

I have attached a couple more photos I took today down the beach. I still havnt read the settings instructions and it was all a bit hit n miss. The day was glorious sunshine, extra bright but this is not reflected in the photos (see the one below), looks quite average and nothing extra sunny like it was. I am wanting to print my manual and read it that way, but we picked up a second hand wireless printer wireless Sat and I have yet to plumb the thing in as yet


This photo I guess was more luck than judgement


This zoomed in mutt could be something out of the twilight movies


Well I enjoyed myself!

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That camera looks like it works well. Good pictures.
When you get pictures that don't quite look like you think they should, try editing them in PhotoShop.
DO NOT SAVE OVER THE ORIGINALS.
Try going to Image>Adjustments>Curves. Move the slider to the right a little and see if you can get what you want.
You also have a Menu at the top, Try some of those settings, like the Contrasts or darker and lighter.
Brightness and Contrast are also in Image>Adjustments>. Try the Auto (w/Legacy). It won't be right probably, but adjusting from there gets things a little better.
Photoshop Elements has easier auto settings for new users, but buying apps, adds up.
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Old 08-01-12, 06:41
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That camera looks like it works well. Good pictures.
When you get pictures that don't quite look like you think they should, try editing them in PhotoShop.
DO NOT SAVE OVER THE ORIGINALS.
Try going to Image>Adjustments>Curves. Move the slider to the right a little and see if you can get what you want.
You also have a Menu at the top, Try some of those settings, like the Contrasts or darker and lighter.
Brightness and Contrast are also in Image>Adjustments>. Try the Auto (w/Legacy). It won't be right probably, but adjusting from there gets things a little better.
Photoshop Elements has easier auto settings for new users, but buying apps, adds up.
Hi Guys

Yes the 'adjustments' do help the photos alot using photoshop, but I am going to try and learn them first on my camera.

I met a few Pelicans today, this one had his hands on his hips wondering what I was doing!


These two were just chillin!


This one is my 1st action shot (not sure it was in action setting), not a great photo but at least I know that the camera is quick enough to capture it, YAY
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All good pictures. That camera is working great in your hands.
I got pictures of some pelicans a few weeks ago, on a kayak trip, around the lake I live on. No one around here, knew we had them, including my mom. Ours our different But they are comedians, like yours, too.
Someone is not following their synchronized swimming routine, very well.
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Glooz, hi mate cool pellys on your lake. Your's are more fluffy than mine you must live in a colder climate than me.

I know that I dont know you from Adam but I saw this bloke today and I thought of you Coudnt help taking a snap
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That's about the size of my kayak (8 foot), but I don't have the fancy stuff. I have a sit in, not a sit on one.
Considering I'm sitting here, sun burnt, from a paddle, two days ago, I could use the parasol.
Yeah, it's a colder climate. We average about 18f, in the winter. Those birds had to come in from the East Coast, via the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the other Great Lakes.
Yeah, every time I pick up my camera, I wonder if you are doing the same.
Trying to train myself to carry it, all the time. Missed a very nice restored Indian 45 c.i.flathead motorcycle yesterday. And the rider was decked out nice, too.
Trying to get a good hummingbird pic. Have a couple of them but the wings are too blurred. Been sitting in the front yard, just waiting. They are, too. Waiting for me to step inside, then quiick stop at the feeder and gone.



This Bald Eagle dove over me and then up. I nearly flipped the kayak trying to shoot him.
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G'day Glooz

Like ya photos. Yes I know what you mean about waiting for that shot and 'them' waiting too, known where I come from as Sods Law!

What state are you in if you dont mind saying on here? I am in Queensland.

You are brave out on your kayak getting shots, hope it doesnt get too choppy.

Guess what function I found on my camera that I only discovered today that I hadnt been using?

As you'll have a sleepless night tonight guessing how blond I am, I'll post a few Pelly shots to keep you going.

It was feeding time down at the Pelly Dock, as they say, there's the quick and the disappointed!!


This one got his fish and was off QUICK!!


This Pelly was just waiting for a hole in one!
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I'm in West Michigan. Just short of halfway, up the Lake Michigan coast.
The Pelly Dock, eh??? Cool place. I had to chase those pelicans across the lake to get close enough.
Yeah, the lake I live on gets rough in any wind. Those little waves are out of sync, so they get tricky, in a stronger wind. Going to tke a trip down the river and through the river flats out, soon. Lots of wildlife along there. Should be less rocking, so I should get sharper pics.
I'm guessing from the shots, that you found the action setting.
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Pelly Dock!!


It is where the boats come in and the fishermen chop up their catch and throw the unwanted bits to the Pellys. They're very tame as meal-times are regular and they fly on in!



The function I wasnt using was my digital zoom!! As I was going thru my settings I realised it wasnt set on, so now, whey hey it does a mega zoom, I never knew it would be 127x, Marvelous

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Oh, a boat launch.
I live across the street, from a park with one. No pelicans, though, just seagulls.
Nice pictures of Oz. Looks awful warm for winter. Six months from now, I will be snow blowing, not wearing shorts.
Watch the digital zoom. It can be too much. And you can zoom just be cropping, on a PC.
We just had a car show in the park, this last week end.
My house is behind the tree, at top center, in the first picture.




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Yes, boat launch, thats the word. Winter's here in Oz are freezing in the evenings, as the houses arent built for the cold (tall ceilings etc), we even have electric blankets on . However during the day it is lovely in the sun, so much so I have been sunbathing today, it's gorgeous. I suppose because I come from the Antarctic, any sunny weather we have in Winter I am out to sunbake as if it might never be sunny again Hard habit to break even after 6 years or so.

So you live near the park, an awesome park by the looks of it full of crazy cars. Some great paint jobs. Like the photos, I'll think I'd go for the pink one myself

You will be absolutely freezin in your winter on your kayak as you said, with no shorts on
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I suppose because I come from the Antarctic, any sunny weather we have in Winter I am out to sunbake as if it might never be sunny again Hard habit to break even after 6 years or so.
Are you a penguin??? I have a friend from Barrow, Alaska, 300 miles into the Arctic Circle. So now I have friends above and below.
The park is a great place. It's mainly the boat launch, so I see all kind of boats, all day long. And jet skis. And once in a while, small hydroplane racers or big fast Lake Michigan boats. Even had an air boat. The end further away has a playground and picnic area.
Every week or two, there is a bass fishing tournament and about 20 bass boats all show up. Some really nice ones. too. But pontoon boats, circle the lake all weekend. Gets a little edgy dodgy pontoon boats, water skiers, and jet skis.
Been trying to get a good video of one of the big boats.They have big engines, that you can hear, all the way to the channel into lake Michigan and that's four miles away! I love the sound of those motors!!!
In the winter, the lake is still for boats. Might look into one of these or build my own.
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Hi Glooz

My reference to the Antarctic may have been a bit misleading and not to be taken in it's literal sense, where I came from was the UK , London, which as you maybe aware, weather-wise is pretty damn similar by my recollection!! Hence me never taking for granted the lovely Ozzy weather

Your park and boat launch sound cool, lots going on. So the photo is of your lake is in the Winter, right?

Wow, would be cool to build your own

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Yes, that's the lake I live on. It's 5 1/2 miles long and a 1/2 mile wide.
The boat launch and the attached park are usually busy, even on bad days. And in the winter the crazies walk on the hard water, to fish.
I like the idea of going fast on the lake, but I have always hated walking on water.
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