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  1. #1201
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    O.K. Don here's the plan, Frank your drive to my place in Ohio, Then Frank and I drive to Des Plains, Elisha drives over and down to Des plains, we load our gear into the RV and head South to Texas where we pick up Ryan 'dr4gon" and then we cut back East to North Carolina to Jason's place. what do you guys think, a fun photo road trip? or we all show up for bike week at Sturgis and stay in the Rv, I betting the wives don't see the humor in that one!
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  2. #1202
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    LOL sounds good! Sony express!

    hmmm we need to put some floats on it to go get Peter (peek!)
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  3. #1203
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    Question SONY DSLR Photography -> on the road ... a Summer of "Where are we?"

    Look, you guys spring for the "Guzzel-line" and any incidental maintenance/repairs (yes, that means tires, too. They are in good shape, but you never know. a 3-4000 mile trip can really change things.) ... and I could see something like this. I'm not saying "yes" ... but, it would be fun to consider the possibilities. Doing the scary math: 4000 miles / 6 miles per gallon x $3.00/gallon (hopefully, this is not conservative) I get $2,000 in petrol alone. Figure an equal amount in beer and concessions ... LOL ... then entertainment costs and tickets ... divided by five people ... then again ... I'm not driving you back home. Once around the block is quite enough! You can leave from Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, WI and save some bucks. Heck, if you flew in and out of there, it would save a ton of driving time and mileage.

    Now, as Sean has envisioned, if the wives put up with it ... it would kind of similar to an RV-version of "Wild Hogs."

    Timed right, we could get A "AirVenture 2009" (July 27-Aug 2) and B "Sturgis" (Aug 3-Aug 9).

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    The two events are about 900 miles apart, so any driving around through the southern States would have to be done prior to that.
    No knock on Dr4gon, but Texas is huge! Not to mention that "side trip" to Great Britain ...

    "Avast ye, Ryan ... we're here! Now, where did Peek say his house was?"

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    On the shores of Loch Ness, Scotland ...

    A SONY DSLR-forum "Land & Sea Road Trip?" Definitely, a DCRP first! Imagine the "POTD"! Here's a reach ... what if SONY helped sponsor it?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-23-2009 at 07:57 AM.
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  4. #1204
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  5. #1205
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    Lightbulb A minor adjustment idea

    Elisha ... I would take the entire background exposure down just about 2/3 f-stop (post processing, of course) ... the overall exposure is too much of a match for the subject to really stand out like it probably should. The composition looks very good.
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  6. #1206
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    you're right Don....i did expose for the sky....but unfortunately when i reset the camera to defaults, i forgot to set the AEL button back to Toggle instead of Hold and frigged up many shots that had the sky in it!
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  7. #1207
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    does this work better?

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    Lightbulb Contrasting the subject ...

    You see that orange area to the "rear" of the subject. Take it down a notch, it is unbalancing the image by similar contrast levels and merges with the dress. Your eyes have to work a little too hard to separate them.

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    What do you think of this "selective" edit? Do you see how it kind of pushes the subject forward? The dress separates from the background ... I also touched up a couple skin aberrations ... to smooth out the image.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-23-2009 at 09:38 AM.
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  9. #1209
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    ah ic what you did. i did a -1 on the sky and a -.5 on everything above the railing but didn't touch anything under the railing.
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  10. #1210
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    I think Sean is going to like this

    In addition to what Don said, I think there's also a bit too much saturation.

    Just curious, why didn't you use the 50mm F/1.4?!
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