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Old 12-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #2041
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Afternoon sunlight caught my eye today. Canon 5DKMKII, 24-70, iso 500


Great use of the light!And a cool reflection
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:23 AM   #2042
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:01 AM   #2043
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Afternoon sunlight caught my eye today. Canon 5DKMKII, 24-70, iso 500
Nice shot.

(I notice that you use a FF camera and yet crop to a 1x1 image. <big grin>)
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:31 PM   #2044
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Walking around Newark Ohio with the AW1.

A little street photography, but the streets are vacant...


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Old 12-21-2014, 01:00 PM   #2045
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Nice shot.

(I notice that you use a FF camera and yet crop to a 1x1 image. <big grin>)
I like it too...

Hey, 'bout the only reason I'd consider going FF is to crop with abandon...
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:59 PM   #2046
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I think if you want to fly over some famous sites, your chances are better sooner than later, before the onslaught of cheaper drones fill the skies in these places.
I agree but for a different reason. In the U.S. there is no law regarding noncommercial use. There soon will be. I keep my membership in the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) which is the main organization for model airplane flyers. They are working with the FAA on rules, which means pointing out the unexpected effects of proposed regulations.

But since Congress has mandated that the FAA come up with rules regarding drones by 2015 I think there soon will be rules on use, even for noncommercial purposes. And landmarks are very likely to be one target of these rules.

I don't expect to see the skies darkening from swarms of drones but I do expect to see some foolish and overreaching regulations.
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They're banned from national parks or maybe certain ones like Yellowstone. There are stories of drones being stranded in trees and geysers.

Practically speaking, if they have minimal regulations on hobbyists, yeah you would see more of them at famous sites, like the Washington Mall or flying over various parts of Manhattan, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.

I certainly would be inclined to try it out, especially if GoPro comes out with a good product at a competitive price. I know there are bigger ones where you can attach DSLRs but I'd be leery about putting my main camera on one of those things.

They do have rules against flying over sporting events and the UK has a similar rule (though the EU is finalizing rules too). Not sure such rules are about safety so much as protecting certain commercial interests.

There's a concern that the final regulation won't discriminate between different weight classes of drones. The bigger ones that businesses would use, to mount professional camera equipment, would be heavy enough to pose danger to the public.

But a lot of the lower-priced ones for hobbyists would be about 2 pounds, have pretty limited range and flying time.

I can also see a use for drones for video stabilization, at least based on some video footage. Even if not used for overhead shots, it seems to produce very smooth videos. So you potentially could have smoothly panned videos, with dolly'd effects.
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Thanks Ronstar, seraphim, RonBoyd and ggbutcher. I'm a big fan of square crops but haven't owned a camera that takes square images in 30 years
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I would check the settings, most cameras let you take different sized pictures which have different aspect ratios.

For instance, I thought about using 16:9 format so that I can play slideshows on my HDTV but it's a lower number of pixels.

And my iPhone lets me take square, wide screen or pano pics.
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Ok after all the talk about panoramas on the equipment thread, here are a couple:
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Ok after all the talk about panoramas on the equipment thread, here are a couple:
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Handheld with AW 1. 1/80 at f8 ISO 3200
Handheld! Impressive!
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I agree - great panos by photoguy and great handheld shot by seraphim(thanks for the photo stats)
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I agree - great panos by photoguy and great handheld shot by seraphim(thanks for the photo stats)
Con-cur.
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I took these at the cricket on Sunday night using my Nikon D7100.

I thought they turned out well in the artificial light.
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I thought they turned out well in the artificial light.
Indeed they did. Is the second one a crop of the first? It looks that way. What ISO were you shooting with?
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Indeed they did. Is the second one a crop of the first? It looks that way. What ISO were you shooting with?
I agree. After the crop and standard upload destruction, it still looks pretty good.
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Walt,

The 2 photos were taken about 90 minutes apart.
In the first photo, the green team (Melbourne) is fielding and the blue team (Brisbane) is batting.
In the second photo, Brisbane is fielding. The bowler is "Freddy" Flintoff - a very famous English cricketer.

Brisbane won the game on the last ball so an exciting and entertaining night.

The ISO was 1250 for the first photo (which was at about 6.40pm) and 2000 for the second photo.
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Lafayette, LA Cathedral, right after noon mass on Monday. I shot this walking through the rear. Nikon D7000/AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm, 18.0 mm, f3.5, 1/30sec, ISO 1250

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