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Photos First day out with DSLR

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Cyprio, 11 Feb 2008.

  1. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Hey all,

    I recently entered my 4th decade and my friends decided to mark this occasion by 'awarding' me a Nikon D40. As i had been saving for a Nikon anyway i now had the cash to spend on a lens and saw a Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 for a bargain on another forum so i snapped it up... a few of the shots that follow are from my first outing on Sunday in London.

    Comments please. :thumb:

    It was a lovely day in London (perfect lighting for pics) and people were lapping it up:

    Sunbathers

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    I passed Trafalgar square where they were holding celebrations for the Chinese New Year:

    Lanterns

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    There is a small skate park on the Southbank:

    Skateboarder

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    BMX


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    Cellist on Southbank


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    and my fav of the day:

    Dogs under Embankment bridge


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    I think i am now well and trully hooked on yet another expensive hobby! :D


    Cyp.
     
  2. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Wonderfull photographs :)
     
  3. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Absolutely agreed. That camera/lens combo really draws some beautiful pictures along with your talent :)
     
  4. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Thanks guys - not sure it was talent though as the lens is incredibly sharp and also as i mentioned before it was a perfect day for shooting.
    The only downside was that the lens weighs a ton and i got hand cramp. :)

    Edit: Added my flikr as i see others have. :) Just need to find the time to order them a tad.
     
  5. specofdust

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    I'm not sure if it was the lens or you either, but who cares when you're making shots as great as that? :D

    The focus in them is spot on imo, especially the cellist. Then again, I have no talent, I'm just a guy speaking as he sees. Anyway, in the immortal words of the intertubes: Moar plz.
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    The only thing that you can attribute to the lens is the sharpness - the composure, framing, and exposure is all you. And I must say, all three are excellent in all of the photos.

    Well done.
     
  7. Brett89

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    Very nice shots, but I particularly enjoy the skateboard picture, it's a great capture, beautiful lighting in all the pictures.
     
  8. Vers

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    I can see you don't like heads very much...:hehe:
    I like the last one, quite fond of the silhouette.
     
  9. Whelan_999

    Whelan_999 What's a Dremel?

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    Wow. I have my first DSLR coming to me soon, I hope my first day is as successful as yours!
    -aaron
     
  10. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Very nice. I like'm all.

    :)
     
  11. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys.

    Vers - good point there. I need to pay more attention to the exact framing of the whole picture, not just the subject. On 2 of the pics above i could have shot a tiny bit higher and got the person's head in.
    One thing i found was that it took a while to get used to taking snaps of random people. It felt odd, as if i was invading their privacy, but i got more used to the idea after the first hour or so.
     
  12. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I actually like the picture of the skateboarder without the head. It draws your attention to the location rather than the skater.
     
  13. OleJ

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    Agreed. That's what gives the picture tension in my opinion.
     
  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Great pics! the centre of London is SO full of good photo ops. I must start toting mine around a bit more.

    *runs off and juices his camera battery.
     
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