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Old 27th July 2008, 20:45   #3646
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@CD, amazing shots of the cats. Both are quite nice in its own way. B&W pic is beautiful expression and the color one is full of detail. Great job!!!
Btw, where did you get a chance to click them? Camera details?
Thanks a lot mobike008

The cat was lying on the compound wall. Camera is my humble Canon S5IS.
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@crazy driver- i know I said that black and white is not interesting. I take it back.
the colour photo looks better than the original you'd posted on Flickr. did you PP it further? or is it just my imagination?
very nice pics, I'm going to start stalking the cats around my house.
Thanks a lot rippergeo.

I thought about your statement on B&W before converting this one. However, i felt the colour version was distracting compared to the BW. Thanks a lot for the comment. Colour pic is exactly the same as the flickr one, just that flickr one is automatically resized by them.
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more pics from that trip can be seen at Flickr: hey!jude's Photostream
Nice. Loved the one with the orange flowers. One question- Is RAW available only in manual mode?
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Another HDR.
HDR shows a lot of details!
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Old 27th July 2008, 21:59   #3647
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Nice. Loved the one with the orange flowers. One question- Is RAW available only in manual mode?
Thanks- yes, in the Canon-RAW is available only in the manual mode. which is a pain.
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HDR shows a lot of details!
Yeah It does :P Thats why I like to create HDRs.

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Thanks- yes, in the Canon-RAW is available only in the manual mode. which is a pain.
That makes sense. I mean when person doesn't want to take pain of changing settings to get a good shot, why would he take pain of editing a RAW file? As a manufacturer I wud thinkg on same lines


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Thanks- yes, in the Canon-RAW is available only in the manual mode. which is a pain.
That makes sense. I mean when person doesn't want to take pain of changing settings to get a good shot, why would he take pain of editing a RAW file? As a manufacturer I wud thinkg on same lines

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Old 27th July 2008, 22:18   #3649
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a tiny flower welcoming the lovely monsoons to bangalore. shot on my panasonic fz18...trying to learn gurus please feel free to comment.
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a tiny flower welcoming the lovely monsoons to bangalore. shot on my panasonic fz18...trying to learn gurus please feel free to comment.
Nice shot.
Its kinda balanced with green on left and blank space on right in the background. But it would have been great if background was of one color My opinion am no expert just my view
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Crazy great pix. And you too ripper and YBX
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a tiny flower welcoming the lovely monsoons to bangalore. shot on my panasonic fz18...trying to learn gurus please feel free to comment.
No expert/guru, being a beginner myself- i like the pic , specially the angle is different than the usual stuff.
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Crazy great pix. And you too ripper and YBX
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Crazy great pix. And you too ripper and YBX
Thanks a ton JK.

Here is a random cricket shot :P
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Yeah It does :P Thats why I like to create HDRs.
That makes sense. I mean when person doesn't want to take pain of changing settings to get a good shot, why would he take pain of editing a RAW file? As a manufacturer I wud thinkg on same lines
There are situations where out in the open, there is no time to decide the best ISO+exposure+aperture+white balance.
you'd want to keep your attention on purely composing.
you would also want the maximum amount of data that the camera can pick up.

for example, that last pic which is cropped weird, it had already started to rain, and i could not afford to get the camera wet, so I squeezed off a shot in auto mode and ran back to the car. if only it had been in RAW- I would have had a lot more room to maneuver.
the crop and composition were already planned as soon as i saw the scene, but because the light was changing so fast, I had no prev Exposure setting that could be relied upon to give a good result, and I'm not an expert to guess which setting would be best under those condition(I hope it will come with practice) i had time for one hurried shot in manual focus and then I had to escape.

I came back to the same spot about 2hrs later, but the scene looked very different(disappointing)

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Crazy, those where your best pics, i have seen. Looks like a professional job.
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There are situations where out in the open, there is no time to decide the best ISO+exposure+aperture+white balance.
you'd want to keep your attention on purely composing.
you would also want the maximum amount of data that the camera can pick up.

for example, that last pic which is cropped weird, it had already started to rain, and i could not afford to get the camera wet, so I squeezed off a shot in auto mode and ran back to the car. if only it had been in RAW- I would have had a lot more room to maneuver.
the crop and composition were already planned as soon as i saw the scene, but because the light was changing so fast, I had no prev Exposure setting that could be relied upon to give a good result, and I'm not an expert to guess which setting would be best under those condition(I hope it will come with practice) i had time for one hurried shot in manual focus and then I had to escape.

I came back to the same spot about 2hrs later, but the scene looked very different(disappointing)
Hey you can use Aperture priority for this kind of situation. I mean set the aperture and forget about other things simple . Aperture mode does allow to shoot in raw right?

Tell you what? as far as I am concerned I use Aperture priority for such situations. Where as for action shots I use Shutter Priority. If its dark then go for 400 ISO or above. day ilght keep ISO at 100 or min available.

Hope the above helps you to decide which settings to use in such conditions .
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Crazy, those where your best pics, i have seen. Looks like a professional job.
Thanks a lot mansidea.
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Tell you what? as far as I am concerned I use Aperture priority for such situations. Where as for action shots I use Shutter Priority. If its dark then go for 400 ISO or above. day ilght keep ISO at 100 or min available.
Some posts on the net suggest setting focus to infinity when shooting landscapes (using tripod and long shutter speeds, IFRC). How to set focus to infinity? Is it landscape mode? (cause i think its the only mode that doesn't focus on anything)
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Hey you can use Aperture priority for this kind of situation. I mean set the aperture and forget about other things simple . Aperture mode does allow to shoot in raw right?

Tell you what? as far as I am concerned I use Aperture priority for such situations. Where as for action shots I use Shutter Priority. If its dark then go for 400 ISO or above. day ilght keep ISO at 100 or min available.

Hope the above helps you to decide which settings to use in such conditions .
yes aperture priority lets me shoot in RAW, but I'm unsure on how to use it.
set the aperture low(highest number) then focus and shoot, right?
that will give me maximum depth of field right?
and I can let the camera worry about shutter speed and ISO
I shall try that on my next outing.
can you confirm if I've got the right idea?

another doubt,
if the aperture setting decides how much of the scene is in focus, what does the manual focussing on the lens do? choose which part of the scene is in focus?

@crazy- yes landscape mode is the option for you.
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Had to crop it as she/he was quite far away!!

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How to set focus to infinity? Is it landscape mode? (cause i think its the only mode that doesn't focus on anything)
Then how do you get sharp pictures with that mode?
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another doubt,
if the aperture setting decides how much of the scene is in focus, what does the manual focussing on the lens do? choose which part of the scene is in focus?
Wherever you focus with your given aperture, one third in front of the focused subject and roughly two third after that will be in focus.

It also greatly depends on WHAT APERTURE YOU'RE SELECTING.
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