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  1. #1
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    First shots with my D200

    I went down to the strip with some friends last weekend and I had a chance to use my D200 for the first time. Here are some of the shots that I thought turned out great. Some say that the image quality is the same with the D200 and the D70s, but I have to disagree- man this camera rocks.





    This picture below was intentionally out of focus and under exposed


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    Nice pictures, Chris. Is that first picture of Mandalay Bay? I really love that picture, its ashame you couldnt move back a bit to get the top of the structure in the picture!

    I am guessing you are very pleased with your upgrade? How easy is it to use compared to the D70s?
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    I don't know if I should be jealous because you got a d200 or because your in Vegas.

    Nice shots.

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    The first two are really nice pictures, the second one being my favorite because of the extra long exposure to blur the people walking in front of you. I was going to note that the last picture is out of focus, but since it is intentional then it is also a good shot. I always love those long exposures with car lights, gives a good sense of motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcon View Post
    Nice pictures, Chris. Is that first picture of Mandalay Bay?
    That's Wynn Resort across from Fashion Show Mall.

    Nice pics Chris.
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    Very nice shots, Chris. That D200 really produces some high quality images in your hands.

    I really like that last shot. The intentional misfocussing is a great effect. I'll definitly give that technique a try some day. I find that big blown out screen a bit distracting though, perhaps you could try to clone that away.
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    Great pics! May I ask which lens you used on the second picture? Thanks.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I was using my Sigma 24-70 for these shots, and I wanted to back up more but then I would have gotten some lamp lights in the picture. Yeah,Vegas is definatley a great place to practice your night time photography. Just a word of caution: if you start taking pictures and have a camera that looks expensive, if security sees you they will ask you to stop taking pictures on their property, even though tons of tourists walk by and snap a picture on their little point and shoot digital cameras- what a joke. On this particular night, TNB and a friend of his joined me and we had a lot of fun taking pictures of the Stardust, as they will be knocking it down soon, and yes, we where chased off by at least 2 security guards that night!

    Here is a shot of the upper half of the Wynn

    Last edited by Esoterra; 11-02-2006 at 07:28 PM.

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    why do you think they chase you away?? Does anyone know. I like the last shot of that hotel bettter than the other one which was shot too close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wh0128 View Post
    why do you think they chase you away?? Does anyone know. I like the last shot of that hotel bettter than the other one which was shot too close.
    In my opinion, "they all" want a cut of the pie. Prior to Chris' arrival when me and the other person were in the Stardust parking lot, security said we couldn't take photos. Before we left, Chris called and as I was speaking to him another security guard came over. The thing is that the security guards drove right by three people with P&S less than 15-20 yards from us and did NOT say one word to them.

    In addition, while at Fashion Show one of the Security guards informed us that we could not use tripods on their property and that they owned all the property in that area with the exception of the bus stop. And although I took some hand held photos, one other person and me were also asked to quit taking photos inside though there were a lot of others taking photos with point and shoots.

    I was also unable to take a tripod up to the top of the Stratosphere--though someone whipped out a mini-tripod and stuck a P&S on it. And while I was up on top of Mandalay Bay taking photos, I was also informed that tripods were not allowed. Furthermore, they also appeared to have second thoughts when I whipped out the D200--during that trip one other person had a D2Xs and the third a Canon. At that time, I took out my iPOD and showed off some cat photos since shooting landscapes and buildings is not really my thing. Consequently, that turned out to be a short shoot and I didn't get to try out another lens--though I did end up with numerous photos. Basically, I'll take photos of anything simply because I don't mind taking photos and enjoy the overall company.

    Reduced photos from each event are also on my website with the exception of the Mandalay Bay photos which are privately tucked away without a public link. There are also a few "day" photos of the Wynn resort in another folder also on my website.
    Last edited by TNB; 11-02-2006 at 08:09 PM.
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