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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by toriaj View Post
    Wow, that's a great shot.
    Thanks Tori.
    I was determined to get a good shot of that fountain, considering my first efforts were pretty poor, under-exposed jobbies.
    When I went back the second time I took a series of photos, all from the same position and trying every option available on my camera, i.e. Full Auto, Programmed Auto (changing various parameters like metering, flash, exposure compensation etc), Night Scene, Aperture Priority Auto, Shutter Priority Auto (both including the same sort of variations as programmed auto) and Manual. Of all the photos that I took only two or three turned out ok and one of those was water affected as spray from the fountain blew back onto the camera lens when I took the shot.

    cheers,
    Last edited by Benjamin2007; 12-02-2007 at 08:17 AM.

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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bynx View Post
    Well you got it this time Benjamin. Now go back with a tripod and try doing an HDR of that fountain. I bet it will look pretty good.
    Thanks Bynx.
    I was thinking exactly the same thing, at least to go back with my tripod, unfortunately I still don't have any HDR capable software yet.
    I haven't had the time to look into, or do the pre-purchase research on, post capture image processing software, although it is definitely something I need to do soon.
    I've read a few posts/threads here about different software packages and the Adobe Suite (either the full graphics or photography specific version) seems to be very popular. I've also been very impressed with the range of programs that you use and the effects that you've been able to apply & achieve post capture- pretty amazing stuff! So I'll have to do some research when I have the time and buy a program soon.

    cheers,

    Benjamin
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  3. #13
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    These are all from the Palm Springs area.


    A former Mayor in front of City Hall.
    Attachment 31180


    A golfer (entitled "Chairman of the Board", but it is not Frank Sinatra).
    Attachment 31181


    Lucille Ball.
    Attachment 31182


    Sonny Bono (one half of "Sonny and Cher" and former mayor of PS).
    Attachment 31183


    Marilyn Monroe (she gets moved inside at night).
    Attachment 31184


    A pilot at the Air Museum.
    Attachment 31185


    President John F Kennedy.
    Attachment 31186


    Distinguished Flying Cross recipients.
    Attachment 31187
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

  4. #14
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    Statues by Special K & the K100D

    Hi Special K

    Wow, what a great selection of statues! All beautifully exposed and in sharp focus!

    Here are my latest fountain & sculpture shots from around the Sydney CBD:

    A water-fall fountain, below street level behind Town-hall Station and between St Andrew's Cathedral and Town Hall:
    Attachment 31245

    Blue hat:
    Attachment 31249

    This guy reminded me of Atlas, only he doesn't have the world on his shoulders, rather he's burdened by time:
    Attachment 31246

    Modern sculpture building detail:
    Attachment 31247

    cheers,

    Benjamin
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  5. #15
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    A Famous Fountain and some statues of famous people

    Hi All

    Thanks again for supporting this thread with your posts!

    The first photo in this series is of a very famous fountain/sculpture in Sydney. Unfortunately I cann't remember the artist/sculptor's name but the work was unveiled in 1963. It was severely criticised at the time for looking like a public lavatory, so three well-known journalists, or activists, pulled a stunt one morning and relieved themselves in the fountain. They said they were motivated to do this both as a comment about the aesthetic of the fountain/sculpture and as an anti-Vietnam War protest (if my memory serves me correctly...)
    Attachment 31250

    Second: Queen Victoria, in front of the building bearing her name:
    Attachment 31251

    Third & fourth: one of Australia's most famous Labor Prime Ministers (1945-1949), Ben Chifley, from Chifley Square, Sydney, Australia:
    Attachment 31252
    Attachment 31253

    cheers,
    Last edited by Benjamin2007; 02-14-2008 at 12:06 AM. Reason: Correct typo/spelling mistake

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  6. #16
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    Smile The Archibald Fountain (in daylight)

    Returning to one of my favourite fountains in Sydney, not sure why since it celebrates ancient Greek mythology, but here are the first day-light photos (still hand-held) of the Archibald Fountain, from various angles:

    The over-all vista:
    Attachment 32874

    Apollo with his lyre:
    Attachment 32875

    Artemis, the Huntress:
    Attachment 32879

    Not sure who this is (a herder of goats and sheep):
    Attachment 32878

    Theseus slaying the Minotaur:
    Attachment 32876

    cheers,

    Benjamin
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  7. #17
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    nice shots, thanks.

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    Here's a sculpture that won't last...



    Behind the sculpture is the real thing.

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    Smile Ice-sculpture

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronBBrown View Post
    Here's a sculpture that won't last...

    Behind the sculpture is the real thing.
    Hi Aaron

    Great shot! Thanks for posting. I really like the juxtaposition of the ice-sculpture and the tall-ship, the clouds, sky, over-all composition in portrait orientation, its all good.

    Here are a few sculpture and fountain shots from Hyde Park (couldn't make up my mind which I liked the best so thought I'd post a selection of shots from different angles:

    Attachment 33155

    Attachment 33156

    Attachment 33157

    Attachment 33158

    Attachment 33159

    (All images only resized for posting, unfortunately IQ seems to have degraded through the compression process, they looked fine on my computer screen...)

    cheers,
    Last edited by Benjamin2007; 02-14-2008 at 12:07 AM.

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  10. #20
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    Smile Some more Sydney Sculpture

    A building detail:

    Attachment 33180

    And, a famous sculpture by Bert Flugelman (my grandparents & father shared a house with Bert & his parents about six months after they arrived in Australia, after emigrating from Germany in 1939):

    Attachment 33182

    regards,
    Last edited by Benjamin2007; 02-17-2008 at 07:08 AM. Reason: Spelling correction

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