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Post 81

cactuscafe

Morning Sasha Q!

Thanks for the camera insights! I did have a bridge camera for a while, currently completely forgotten the make, because its Sunday and I need a cider for lunch. smiley - cider hahah.

I traded it in fact for my little Panasonic Lumix compact.

The bridge camera was really good in fact, I loved the long lens, but even that I found quite bulky for my life, because I hike, or ride a bike, and I have so many bags already, handbag, bikebag, backpack etc. I look like a bag lady. smiley - rofl I carry around waterproofs, clothing layers, a pencil case full of crayons, paper, etc, as well as all me digital technology.

Oh its all sooo difficult.

I think I am going to investigate compacts, see whats out there now. My Lumix compact is great because it has wifi, and when I got it I didn't have a clue why, because I had no smartphone or anything smiley - rofl.

Now I sync it with the Panasonic image app on my phone and transfer all my pics, without a cable, at a cafe table.

That rhymes. No cable at the table.

And people look at me and think I'm interesting. Ah, the illusion. smiley - rofl.

Its great that phone pics work for the h2g2 Eds. You're a tolerant bunch, dealing with mad arty types like me. smiley - rofl

cc smiley - kiss


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Post 82

cactuscafe

Morning Bob!!

Ah, excellent! A link to the share site, and good that its compatible with the h2g2 Eds. So they can steal my images for toothpaste ads. hahhoho.

I can't seem to get the link in blue in Brunel, will try another skin.

I don't know why I keep going on about toothpaste ads. Especially as I've been to the dentist this week and lost yet another of my natural teeth.

Which isn't relevant to photography. Actually it is. I never used to smile for photos, when I was younger, I thought it was more avant garde to look grimly existentialist. smiley - rofl. Now I'm older I smile always in photos.

Which is mildly interesting.

Hands up who smiles in photos?

smiley - cider

Fuji!! Fujifilm? That was the made of my bridge camera that I was trying to remember just now, talking to Sasha Q.

smiley - cider


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Post 83

bobstafford

I have never had a bad Fuji camera they do work well even if you push them to their limits. And they are so easy to use it becomes automatic.


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Post 84

cactuscafe

Really? Good tip, Bob. I wonder what the Fuji compacts are like? Must check.


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Post 85

bobstafford

The Fuji XP120 looks good nice specification. Bit pricey though but it has some nice very features.


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Post 86

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Evening cc!

Yes, the Fujifilm Bridge Camera is good indeed - it certainly helped me to learn different functions (aperture, shutter speed, etc) without being too bulky when I'm carting round my messenger bag, binoculars, etc. It's just starting to not work very well, though, so it's time for a shiny new one smiley - biggrin

I can imagine people admiring your sync skills at a table without a cable! Lumix is an impressive range smiley - ok

The Eds need the mad arty types like you to add the spice to the mad texty types like me smiley - rofl


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Post 87

bobstafford

Agreed we need both the arty and texters jointly called "artetext" aka architects the builders smiley - ok


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Post 88

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

smiley - laugh Yes indeed - well said bob smiley - ok


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Post 89

bobstafford

The will is there we just need the toolssmiley - ok


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Post 90

cactuscafe

heheh. Artetext. I like that.

I took this photo today in town of a crow on a chimney pot. Except the crow, and the chimney pot, are a bit distant, in fact you can't even see the crow. smiley - rofl.

However there's a skyscape, and a mildly historical building, and a strange frame made up from the shadow of the Guildhall, to compensate. I kind of like it, except, damn, I haven't set up my share site yet, so you won't be able to see the distant crow. Yet. Well, I guess no one can, its too distant. smiley - rofl.

What is mildly historical? I ask myself. smiley - rofl





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Post 91

bobstafford

Looking forward to not seeing the crow when you get your site up and running smiley - biggrin


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Post 92

bobstafford

Some townscape here A87896498 no crows though

smiley - smiley


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Post 93

cactuscafe

heheh. Yes. The non-crow of Exeter.

Aye 'tis sensed, but never seen, except on the night of Halloween, when black feathers ruffle the ... the ...

..the what? what rhymes with een? smiley - rofl

It would like Domfront-en-Poiraie, perching on those towers.

Informative article, and I love the pics, I can really sense the atmosphere.

I think its possible to feel atmospheres, in some photos.

How does one pronounce Poiraie? Poir-ay I guess.


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Post 94

bobstafford

"Aye 'tis sensed, but never seen, except on the night of Halloween, when black feathers ruffle the ... the ...

..the what? what rhymes with een


Try "midnight sheen"


"How does one pronounce Poiraie"? Try this site

www.howtopronounce.com/poirier.


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Post 95

bobstafford

It would like Domfront-en-Poiraie, perching on those towers.
Yes it would have have plenty of company.

Informative article, and I love the pics, I can really sense the atmosphere, that is high praise. I am pleased you like it lets hope smiley - smiley

I think its very possible to feel atmospheres, in some photos landscapes in parthcular. smiley - smiley


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Post 96

cactuscafe

Midnight sheen! I love it! Perfect for the non-crow chronicles. smiley - rofl

Yes, atmospheres in photos. I saw this sepia tinted photo once of an old house, boarded up windows etc, and I felt the haunted atmosphere, even started shivering.

I guess the juxtaposition of images/colours/textures in a photo will trigger the brain into various sensory reactions.

I guess sepia came before black and white. What is sepia I wonder?



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Post 97

bobstafford

It is an effect from the monochrome (black and white) days and was n alternative to pure black and white, one of the ingredients was a copper based toner in the developing dish.

For more information the links below explane.

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cameras-photography/tips/how-to-do-sepia-photography.htm

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cameras-photography/tips/how-to-do-sepia-photography.htm



Excellent examples of Sepia
https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A9mSs2DaOfJZJKEAVBFLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZmVxM3N0BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=sepia&fr=mcafee


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Post 98

cactuscafe

Ah right! Interesting! I'll check the links! Thanks!




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