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  • #4301
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    meg cumming
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    Heres one from Sundays Parade what do you people think.

    #4302
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    meg cumming
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    Here’s a funny one

    Pete got carried away in the Parade

    #4343
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    Peter Robinson
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    Good portraits Meg that capture the atmosphere of the carnival. In the first shot does the bubble wrap over the face help or hinder. It’s part of the carnival outfit and you can see her face, but some may like it moved out of the way. The second is a good fun shot with plenty of smiles and houmour and the third again makes you smile.

    #4345
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    Here are some of my shots:
    Exposure 1/40 @ f20 to blur the brolly. ISO400 ( I should used a lower ISO). Lens: Canon 24-105 set to 98mm. Shutter Priority
    Unfortunate the guy is a bit soft, but you get the idea.

    Exposure 1/250 @ f6.3 ISO400. Lens: Canon 24-105 set to 60mm. Shutter Priority
    This guy this ran out so I just snapped away and angled the camera for effect and to give a strong diagonal.

    Exposure 1/80 @ f14 ISO400. Lens: Canon 24-105 set to 60mm. Shutter Priority
    I wanted to capture the movement of the dancing so used a slow shutter speed to blur the dress. Ideally it would have been good to have kept her face sharp, but that hasn’t happened. It’s another nearly a good picture!

    #4347
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    Oh that guy does look a bit soft to me Peter. Really really great once more to see clver use of  the slow shutter speed on the moving subjects and very well done indeed. Its such a pity members gaining experience are not using this forum–because here Peter has produced a fine example of the clever use of the slow shutter speed. They are crackers.  What an amazing change to what was the Manchester Whit Walks–!!!!

    #4350
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    Well done both of you it … looks like you had a fun day.  Pete … I hear you nearly filled three memory cards!!!!! Are you ill or was it a homage to me? 😉

    I don’t mind the bubble wrap in Megs first image as I feel she is peeping out from behind it.  It doesn’t obscure any significant facial feature.  Love the one of the man with the umbrella best of yours Pete.  Shame about the high ISO but it is still a great image. I really must try playing with slow shutter speeds.  My attempts so far have been unsatisfactory.

    #4352
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    Love the slow shutter speed on the guy Pete. I keep forgetting that this can be done. It makes both our images different, whcich can be hard to do when you visit the same spot. The Trombome player is more successful than my trumpeter as I’ve clipped the edge of the instrument. But really love the third as you have really caught the spirit of the girl dancing, better composition.

    Dolores thanks for the comments. I know I should have asked the girl to move the plastic a smidge,but as you say it dosen’t entirely cover her eye, any further over and it would have been a different matter.

    Pete I hope you have recovered from using three, yes three memory cards and that by lying down in a darkened room has helped.

    #4356
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    For the benefit of members  still working out all the options–(hope you don”t mind Peter) Peter could had he wished  –as well as the lower shutter speed to show the movement—to open the iris  fully open would blur the back ground   .   Some thing like this –but in  camera would give a better finish rather than my computer ajust. (owe you a pint Peter)—————er–now to find my bubble wrap removal tool  LOL

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    #4363
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for your comments folks and Ken you’re dead right. I should have used a wide aperture to blur the distracting background. Reducing the ISO would have helped me to due this.It was such a bright day I would have needed some help from a neutral density polarising filter to reduce the exposure. Thanks for the advise. It shows you how you have to concentrate on your cameras settings. Thanks Ken.

    #4366
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    DON”T  SHOUT AT ME MEG–would take many hours to get perfect.

    #4368
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    Oh its ok Ken. Passing on ideas and how you managed to do something gives me the chance to go back and alter it later on. Watch this space.

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