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  1. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can show the quality of the camera, if not our shooting skills.

    I haven't really used the camera much but this weekend I took a couple of pics and so I wanted to share them.

    I'd never seen a growing artichoke before, so I had to take some photos:

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    Grown on a tract of land that used to be an old railway line in East London.


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    What can I say. Very pleased with the macro.


    Earlier that day I was touring London mural locations. This was my favourite.


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    'The Battle of Cable Street'. Interesting to see a piece of public art that celebrates righteous disorder and resistance.

    You can see that the colour looks washed out in the top right corner in the above shot, but that's because of the glare from the sun on the paint of the mural. In the next pic I moved to the right to avoid the glare, and the colours are far more vivid.

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    It's a mural depicting local people fighting the police to stop a fascist march through their neighbourhood.

    I'm really impressed with the brief experience I've had with the camera... :)

    How are other people finding it? In other words, let's see some pics!
     

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    BaronOfBlood Well-Known Member

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    For a phone camera those shots are amazing! :)
     
  3. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know! I'm definitely going to take more photos now I know what it can do.
     
  4. luisells

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    Here some of mines[​IMG]
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    Here's 2 baby hummingbirds. Not a great shot because it was really windy outside but just never saw a baby hummingbird before so I decided to snap this as best I could with the macro mode:

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    davoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Were you up in a tree to take that shot, or do they nest close to the ground?

    EDIT: Did you try burst mode?
     
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    Double headed Class 37's on a railtour at York station last Saturday
     

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    Heres some more shots, one of which are panorama

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    They were really close to the ground! This is from a tiny tree in front of our mailbox. I read a little about them and the hummingbirds apparently build their nests from stolen spiderwebs, twigs, and small leaves. I tried burst mode - but it wasn't as good because I don't think it allows macro mode at the same time.
     
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    What settings are you guys using? If you could be as specific as possible I'd appreciate it, I'm seeing so many pics on forums but I'm such a noob to modern cameras and these settings (first new phone in 3 years lol), so I'm not sure which settings to use for which scenarios.
     
  11. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Here's a pic I took showing the HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode.

    The first pic is normal; the second pic is using HDR.

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    You can see the effect of the HDR if you compare the lip of the cup just above the handle in both photos. With HDR details are retained in the highlights, and you can see the small highlight created by the curve of the lip, whereas the details were 'blown out' in the normal pic. Similarly if you look into the open doorway, you can discern more details in the shadows inside the cafe when using HDR.

    So there you have it. HDR offering more details in the highlights and shadows - high dynamic range. However, it achieves this at the cost of lower contrast.

    I personally prefer the normal version of this shot because it has more contrast, and simply looks brighter and more realistically captures the sunny day for me. The whites are white and the shot looks generally less washed out. That's my personal preference though.
     
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    Hey guys I can't seem to be able to get a good indoor shot. They all look blurry. Can someone post their indoor results?
     
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    My pictures look like they are from a gnex :(. Maybe Its the North American version that only has a shitty sensor.
     
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    davoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It could just be camera shake. If the lighting is too low, obviously the shutter speed has to be slower to let in more light, and the longer the shutter is open, the steadier the camera has to be or you will get motion blur.

    Anyway, here is an indoor shot.

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    HDR shot I just took at my desk...

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    HOF'er Lenny Moore playing golf with me last weekend.

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    In a butterfly house, so technically indoors but with very good light.
     

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    Here are two of my indoor shots, one using the "blue Point" mode. Which is funny because the cat in question is a "Red Point" but that's disappointingly NOT a mode.

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    Thats ^ from a "Best Shot" so no flash etc.

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    Think this ^ is a crop to crop the toilet rolls I bought but hadn't taken upstairs yet out of the shot ;)
     
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    Here is a night shot from mayhem fest in Kansas. Nice photo minus them loading upside down... A problem I can't seem to get fixed.
     

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    Thanks for the pictures guys. Guess I have shakey hand syndrome.
     
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    davoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I like this shot with the blue eyes. Your cat's face is ace. It makes me chuckle.
     

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