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  1. #1
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    First shots with my new D80

    First shots with a DSLR aswell... so go easy on me







    I didn't have a tripod and the shots of tower bridge where taken at a funny angle (too much crap in the way from where I was standing). These are some of the very few that came out nice(ish).

    Please let me know what you think. comments and suggestions would be appreciated

    Thanks
    Craig

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    The Bridge picture is at a weird angle, but if that is the best you could have done, then it is a good picture, and especially if you didn't have a tri-pod. The second picture is cool too but you should have incorporated the rest of the wheel instead of cutting it off and in the bottom left corner there is an out of focus railing of some sort that you could probably crop out. The third picture is probably my favorite because you captured the whole wheel and the building beside it and its reflection in the water. I like the colors of the wheel also. If you had a tri-pod you could have put it on like a 5 second exposure or 10 seconds, so you could maybe capture the wheel in motion.

    Overall I think you did good for your first shots.
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  3. #3
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    These photos look very familiar. Didn't you post them before?
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    RichNY, nope, there is no way I could have posted them before, I only landed in london about a month ago (origanally from South Africa) and only got my D80 yesterday

    Who128, thanks for the coments. I wanted to get a better angle on the bridge, but that required me to walk to the other side (the foot path to the other side was also closed) and it was pretty chilli last night.

    Well... I will post again once I have a tripod.

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    Nice shots Twism, I really like the colors you captured from the barge. a nice contrast to all the blue lights. what lens were you using?
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    Thanks XaiLo

    Its the kit lens that came with the D80. I am going to try and go out tonight again and experiment a bit more

    Anything you would change?

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    Is it the 135mm? I'd try the ferris wheel shots again with a tripod to catch the wheel in motion hopefully it would phase out the building in the back ground.
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    nah, not the 135, the 70mm if im not mistaken. And big thanks for the advice guys, I will try it out next time I can get to the bridge

    Well, we didnt make it to the bridge again tonight. Instead I tried my hand at photographing fireworks (guy fawkes display at blackheath(?), I couldn't resist ). Anyways, see for yourself:







    Not very happy with the results, but I'm still learning, so hopefully next time they will be better

    Thanks again for the comments

    Craig

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    I really like the fireworks, I'd say you did a good job, first time or not. Exposure looks great to my eyes, nothing is blown out, you can see all the different colors of the fireworks. I would guess though the white dot is the moon?
    I can't wait to try my D80 out on fireworks.
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    The only thing that is irritating about these photos are what gmtech said about the moon. The colors are very good. Did you use a tri-pod? Because if you didn't those are really sharp photos in that condition of lighting.
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    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
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