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All the best for the new year!
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:10:34 PM »
I am so 'out of' photography, that I only took 18 pictures, on my recent holiday in Austria.

I actually went back to the hotel to get my camera, because the low hanging cloud (also called fog), combined with the low temperature, was creating beautiful white beards on trees and shrubs. (Yes, I did have a white Christmas.)

Maybe there is still some of the photographer left in me?

Anyway, may I present you with this very rare image by a photographer who lost her mojo.


Happy New Year to all on CC!




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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 03:14:53 PM »
And to you too Reinardina. A cracking shot by the way  :tup:
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 03:28:17 PM »
Nice shot. And a happy New Year to you R  ;)

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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 06:55:12 PM »
Love the photo R. Its clearly still there, just lying under the surface.
Happy new year, and best wishes for 2018 and beyond.
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 12:32:24 AM »
Quality not quantity - could be a new year resoltion in their somewhere.

Have a wonderful new year.


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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 09:48:11 AM »
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar R!!

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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 10:18:17 AM »
A very lovely photo - the very first one I've looked at this year.

Best wishes for the new year everyone.

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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 12:49:19 PM »
Great shot and sorry you have lost the urge for photography.  :'(

Hopefully you may regain it this year.  :tup:

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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 07:28:19 PM »
Thank you all for your good wishes and encouragement.

When I saw the rime on the trees, I did turn back to the hotel to fetch the camera, so the 'eye' is still there, and wants to capture certain things. I must however admit, that I feel so much more free without a camera. I can now look at things and enjoy them, without having to think of angles, backgrounds and points of view.

Also, I dropped my good, four thirds, camera, so I am back to my old Sony bridge (without RAW). If I seriously want to return, it will mean a new camera, which is a lot of money, especially if I am not quite sure that I will persevere.
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 09:30:46 PM »
Thank you all for your good wishes and encouragement.

When I saw the rime on the trees, I did turn back to the hotel to fetch the camera, so the 'eye' is still there, and wants to capture certain things. I must however admit, that I feel so much more free without a camera. I can now look at things and enjoy them, without having to think of angles, backgrounds and points of view.

Also, I dropped my good, four thirds, camera, so I am back to my old Sony bridge (without RAW). If I seriously want to return, it will mean a new camera, which is a lot of money, especially if I am not quite sure that I will persevere.

To my mind, shooting in RAW rather than jpeg and visa versa is irrelevant these days, considering the advances that have been made available through the evolution in Post Processing software over the years; and in many respects, its now a bit like comparing the difference between the various qualities or standards in film.

When shooting in jpeg I tend to ignore camera settings that suppress noise levels or alter image sharpness etc., beyond the basic default (in camera) conversion, to maximize upon all the potential image data provided for later post processing, where I can view and control such effects in greater detail.

What matters more in my view, is the actual overall image, its impact, the story, as seen and portrayed by the photographer.
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 11:17:43 PM »

What matters more in my view, is the actual overall image, its impact, the story, as seen and portrayed by the photographer.

Agree fully.  :tup:

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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 11:41:36 AM »
I photograph in aperture mode, but never mastered the technical side fully. I know, more or less, how/why to set ISO, F stop and shutter speed, but always found RAW invaluable to correct blown out parts of a shot. My other software could never match that.
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 12:41:19 PM »
I photograph in aperture mode, but never mastered the technical side fully. I know, more or less, how/why to set ISO, F stop and shutter speed, but always found RAW invaluable to correct blown out parts of a shot. My other software could never match that.

I often had to stop down a 1/3rd with my fujiS8000 , sometimes utilizing the bracketing options available; Does the Sony's inbuilt ND filter assist in preventing the blowing highlights?

I'm still pondering upon getting another bridge camera again.
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 04:46:49 PM »
I don't think so, but I cannot remember. I haven't used that camera properly for ages.

If I buy a new one, it will again be a bridge. I loved the four thirds, but only ever used one (tele) lens, so a bridge will give me more possibilities.
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Re: All the best for the new year!
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 07:32:47 PM »
FWIW I really like my FZ300. Just about to order an extension tube so I can use it for macro photography too. 12mp is plenty, but it can't compete with a DSLR at higher sensitivities.
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