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Leaf, me, alone

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Elf_8, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. A single fallen leaf on the wet sand. Kind of reminds me where I stand.
    Nikon COOLPIX8800
    2005/09/10 14:46:31
    JPEG (8-bit) Normal
    Image Size: 3264 x 2448
    Converter Lens: None
    Focal Length: 12.7mm
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    1/221.2 sec - F/4.9
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: Auto
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Tone Comp.: Contrast (-)
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
    Saturation comp: +1
    Sharpening: Normal
    Noise Reduction: Off
  2. i love this photo. Great artistic composition. And the colors.

    Nice work!

  3. Very nice colors, composition, contours, and textures. This is one of those images that just makes me sit back and stare at it.
  4. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    That is a great shot.. Thanks for sharing it
  5. Very graphic picture.
  6. Great color, i love it.
  7. Well composed shot and the gradations of color are really neat.
  8. Excellent picture - I love the composition - an eye catcher!

    Thanks for sharing.
  9. Many thanks.
    You noticed that this picture was taken with a unique zoom Nikon has produced for only a short while : the Nikkor ED 8.9-89mm VR, 1:2.8-5.2.
    As a bonus, it came with a 8 Mp sensor set behind it in a camera known as the CoolPix 8800. :wink:

    Here's another one taken in the same conditions :
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 15, 2005
  10. Wow! Cool shots - both. I don't know why but I think I like the second one even more.
  11. This second shot is really nice as well. Makes it difficult to pick a favorite.
  12. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Christian,

    I really love the images you have shared here.

    If I could $$$ I would get that 8800. Seems like a great camera. You do very well with it.

    Leigh has produced some really lovely images with it as well.

    I do have the CP5000. Good camera also.

    Seems I shot an image similar to this, with a leaf in the water...I thought oh no one would ever like that..lolol

    Maybe I will revite that image.. I really like the golden tones.

    Thank you for sharing.
  13. The CP 8800 has some serious drawbacks, it is so slow in processing RAW that I quit using that format with it. But the jpg in Fine resolution are really well processed inboard. Weighing only 1 kg, it's ideal on a hike under day light (it's normal ISO is of only 50).

    About the picture, what makes me smile is that I was facing rapids on a large river - something that seems spectacular. None of the shots I took are of interest - I was about to walk away when I saw this leaf, right under my feet. It teaches me something : look for what is not obvious.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 19, 2005
  14. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    I will shoot in raw with the 5000 also. s l o w ....:>)))))))

    If there is any action forget it. have to go to jpg fine as well. Sometimes will shoot it in tiff. That is slow also.

    I have so may add-ons for the camera, I would lose my shirt if I tried to sell it. 3X tele, 19mm Wide angle and polarizet filter. Extra batteries, etc. All that when the 5000 came out cost about the same as a D100 when I bought it.
    So guess I will just keep it. No VR though. I would really appreciate that.

    I now find the D100 a bit slow with 3fps. Like a dummy I like to shoot birds.

    Don't or have not shot sports.
    Wonder what the, I guess, D200 will cost. ouch.

    Guess I will just wait a couple more years.

    Thank you for your imformation.
  15. Christian,
    A most provocative image.
    "A single fallen leaf on the wet sand. Kind of reminds me where I stand"
    In light of your recent loss, I think I understand what you meant here.
  16. Thanks Dave. You touched something here. It is important to know where the light comes from when you shed it upon a photography.
  17. I also try to reason myslef : instead of working so many hours to afford new gear, go out and take pictures ! We should have a forum on PLA : Photography Lust Anonymous !
  18. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    The photography bug is an extremely addictive hobby....And extremely expensive. So many different interesting toys. :>))

    PLA.....for sure
  19. rblancojr


    Jan 24, 2006
    Miami, FL
    i absolutely love the composition and colors in this shot. Very warm and subtle.
    Keep it up!
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