Newtown wander Sat 29/7 ~3pm to sunset

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Newtown wander Sat 29/7 ~3pm to sunset

Postby Justin on Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:43 pm

While I'm waiting for the D200, I was thinking it would be fun to grab the old film camera and go for a wander round newtown tomorrow afternoon, perhaps head down to Sydney park at St Peters as the sun is setting to get some sunset shots through the chimey stacks at the old brick works.

Probably look at meeting Newtown station about 3:00 or so (itinerary - some shots of the old theatre, cup of coffee, wander down to sydney park etc)

Anyone interested?
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Postby Matt. K on Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:14 pm

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Not sure yet but if I can make it I'll be there. Can you PM me your mobile phone number if you have one?
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Postby Yi-P on Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:23 pm

Sorry, I dont think I can make it tomorrow, all day full. :(
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:05 am

Indeed. PM me your mobile. I'll try and make it out there. :)
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Postby spada on Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:22 am

I am interest but I have an appointment with an estate agent at Marrickville at 2 PM , if everything OK I ill be there at 3 PM.Time to learn sunset :D
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Postby Geoff on Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:42 am

I would have been interested but I'm at work.
Come Monday however, and I have *three* weeks off! :)
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Postby Justin on Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:41 pm

Ok we are on - you've all got my mobile, so give me a call - I'll be at newtown station around 3
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Postby Justin on Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:26 pm

Thanks to Spada, NNNNNNNNNsic, Matt K, Philo and the duck for the company yesterday afternoon was a load of fun. And interesting collection of cameras - film, canon, d70, d200. Being Newtown, there are more photographers than pedestrians!

A nice sunset, not great but certainly a bit of fun - the hill at Sydney park is getting quite famous for watching the sunset, there must have been a dozen people up there.

All these words and no photos - Well, I was the guy with the film camera. I got desperate at one point and yanked NNNNNNNsic's D70 out of his hands to put my zoom on - a pythonesque effort of coordination with 2 lenses and 2 cameras needing to be swapped!

Anyway if Nnnnsic, Matt k or spada have any snaps to post i'd like to get a preview!
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:33 pm

I'll post 'em within a few days... just getting some work done. :lol:
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Postby spada on Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:42 pm

Hi
Thank everyone for a nice sat afternoon, I did not post last night because I am afraid that this is first time I did sun set ( no tripod )picture are not great, but here they are

The coffee ( crop out )

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Then come the sun set, it is just set under the horizon

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Between the Chimeys

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And on the way home , Justin and Leight were shooting trees in the yard

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I will come back to Sydney park when there are plenty of clouds to do sun set again
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Postby Justin on Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:10 pm

Hi Spada, that second photo is very nice wide angle of the sunset.
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Postby Glen on Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:17 pm

Spada like the last, sounds like everyone had a good time
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Postby wendellt on Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:21 pm

spada that last one is a classic
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Postby spada on Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:54 pm

Thank Glen Wendellt, and Justin , at least someone like it , make me feel happier :)
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Postby Matt. K on Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:06 pm

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Sunsets are a little overdone on this forum...having said that however, I love to see a stunning sunset! What sunset shooters should be thinking about is how to use the sunset as a background to something else. IE a portrait or moterbike or dog. This is done from a tripod and with the use of gentle balanced fill flash. Take the creativity one step further and see the magic working! This advice is for all sunset shooters wherever they may be in the universe.
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Postby spada on Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:35 pm

Matt. K wrote:Spada
Sunsets are a little overdone on this forum...having said that however, I love to see a stunning sunset! What sunset shooters should be thinking about is how to use the sunset as a background to something else. IE a portrait or moterbike or dog. This is done from a tripod and with the use of gentle balanced fill flash. Take the creativity one step further and see the magic working! This advice is for all sunset shooters wherever they may be in the universe.


That is a briliant ideal ,I've never think about it before ( that why I am still a newbie i e lack of composition skill ), thank Matt for this very valuable advice .
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Postby Justin on Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:13 pm

Well, I got the film processed and straight to CD - not very happy, resolution was equivalent to well less than 4mp.

All taken with Fuji ISO 400, various shutter speeds, various lenses - no EXIF!!! Noise removal and sharpening on all but the 3rd.

Anyways I've had a play and here are some of mine. Apologies if they are similiar to Spada's, we were pointing the cameras in the same direction...

Sort of six-feet-under-ish (or is that where this photo should be?)

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Leigh pointed out the people in silhouette - good call -

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The lights (I've processed this to increase the effect of the film grain)

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And just for Matt k - another sunset... I could have done with a duck, silhoutted against the horizon would be my thoughts...

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Postby Justin on Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:59 pm

Actually you know what I really like about some sunset shots - when the sun has just gone down and you can get the stars in the sky as well as some beautiful light from the setting sun
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