Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by YODA, Feb 8, 2009.
Better, updated version.
Couple from when HMS Ocean was up here last week. There wasn't much going on around the boat, I messed up my ISO (translation: I forgot I'd taken it off auto...) and there was a canny sea fret in so at times you couldn't see one end of the ship from t'other. Not an ideal 'togging session :bang:
HMS Ocean in the Mist 2 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
White Ensign by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
It's taken me a canny while to get round to mangling and posting these, but July 21st and 22nd was the Sunderland Airshow. Lots of swearing at sea gulls flying between me and the planes, surprisingly few total losses photo wise but a lot of shots that I didn't feel happy with (to be expected with how many photos I actually took!). So...
1) The random stuff Mackems have along the river. A steel tree?
Airshow Steel Tree by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
2) Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
3) Those red nutters that aim at each other
Airshow Reds 1 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
4) Red on Blue
Airshow Reds 2 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
5) Reds past the Lighthouse
Airshow Reds 3 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
Airshow Breitling 1 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
7) Reds Overhead
Airshow Reds 4 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
I was stood behind the centre marker for the show for the Red Arrows so they flew straight over my head at the start of their set. I ended up pretty much on my back with the 70-300 Tamron trying to get them all in frame but wishing I had the Nikon 18-300. Maybe I'll have one for next year's show.
Not my photos but this contains some amazing astronomy images:
IMG_4963 by WhitePanda1983, on Flickr
IMG_4207 by WhitePanda1983, on Flickr
Very nice, White Panda
IMG_6581, IMG_6582, IMG_6583 by WhitePanda1983, on Flickr
I need a little advice guys. I have been tempted to buy a semi decent camera for a while but have zero experience other than my point and click £50 jobby i have. My budget is low and knowledge is lower. I have no intention of taking up photography for any other reason than pleasure. So with that in mind i have been tempted in to buying the Samsung galaxy nx1000. This is currently £399 with £50 cash back and a free galaxy tab 2 7". Now i know that you don't ever get anything for free so is this camera worth the money or is there a better choice for around the same price tag?
That's a pretty good deal, but if you're looking to get into photography, I'd go for a canon 550d with the kit lens (I would recommend the 450d too, it's a bit cheaper and just as good, but the only place you can buy them now is ebay. However, 450d doesn't do video, 550d does videos and photos).
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I'd look around at the reviews, it's a good camera, and the kit lens is sufficient. The auto mode is good enough for taking pretty good photos. The problem with getting DSLRs that aren't from Canon or Nikon, is that although the photos are usually okay, you don't get much control, and although they're marketed as DSLR, they remain pretty much point and click because of the limited options. The quality is also incomparable, and with a Canon/Nikon you have pretty much top quality with every photo.
Also, if you plan to improve and specialize your photography more, there are hundreds of lenses and filters which give you a much higher level of control over your photos than with other cameras. You can stay with the same body, but using different lenses you can get completely different photos.
I would recommend reading the digital pictures reviews; it is a fantastic, comprehensive website with everything you need to know:
And the lens it comes with:
If you plan to get into photography, Cambridge in Colour have a good set of tutorials I would recommend reading through:
I concur with this, except I would say that since you(SpikeD) haven't had any experience with a DSLR, I don't think you should be worrying to much about about specialization just yet.
Seeing as I use a 650D, I also recommend the 550D.
IMG_7380 by WhitePanda2013, on Flickr
IMG_7455 by WhitePanda2013, on Flickr
Well I never get round to mangling the photos I've taken and getting them posted. Trying to fix that as a NY resolution but for now I've finally mangled my shots from September onwards so here's a mixed set from my wanderings around the north east.
1) - Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge
Transporter 1 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
Taken on the Heritage Open Days in September where they opened up the bridge for everyone to walk across the top. The stairs didn't suit my frame and the views from the top weren't spectacular but it was a canny experience.
2) - Gibside Panorama
Gibside Pano by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
Another from Heritage Open Days, a panorama from the top of Gibside with the main site being in the valley. Quite a hike up there after my famous last words of "I wonder where that goes?" but again it was a good wander even if it was a rather warm day. Not a bad first pano for me, using my monopod rather than a tripod.
3) - Roker Pier
Roker Pier by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
Same weekend as the last couple, Roker Pier in slightly warmer times.
4) - Roker Lighthouse
Roker Lighthouse by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
Surprised myself with this one - nae mangling needed (apart from cropping to fit Nutters)
5) - Teesmouth Prints
Teesmouth Doggy Print by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
A new haunt for me is Teesmouth nature reserve (more "I wonder what's along there?"). Had a few ideas for shots for another day while I was there but the doggy prints caught my eye that day.
6) - Teesmouth Landscape
Teesmouth Landscape by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
A second from Teesmouth and a second that needed no mangling. Watching that ship go out got me thinking of how busy it would have been there 40 or 50 years ago with all the yards on the Tees.
7) - Building the Past
Beamish Eston Church by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
My favourite haunt is building the past again with Eston church being moved to Beamish and rebuilt brick by brick (get close to the building and the bricks are still numbered - it's literally building by numbers). Should be pretty interesting when they get it finished sometime this year.
8) - Wouldn't be a Beamish trip without...
Beamish Village December 2012 by Anth Gaskell, on Flickr
Yes, I had to take a shot from here again. A cold day but still a lot warmer than when I was there in February. On the tracks you can see the gear for an ice rink set up every winter. The building work is more moving house as Hetton band hall is rebuilt in the village. Eventually I might get bored of taking photos stood there...
Haven't posted any in a while... here are a couple of our holiday lights.
Christmas Tree Closeup
This thread has been dead for over a year again. What happened to the 'toggers? Here's some of my shots from last year (that I was sure I'd posted in this thread). Click the pictures for large versions.
New noms - Beamish Museum's new bakery.
"Form a queue!" - A busy Beamish day in the summer.
A bonney floo'er
A quieter day at Beamish in April 2013
Rocky - Souter, Tyne and Wear
Red Arrows at Sunderland Airshow 2013
"I wonder what's along there?" - A walk along the Wear at Washington.
XH558 at Sunderland Airshow 2013
Empty Belly - XH558 showing her bomb bay open.
XH558 and a lighthouse.
And some from last night. I was at a gig up at Sage Gateshead and decided to take the DSLR for a walk, though it was rather nithering out. Turns out the D3100 isn't the best in low light
Bisected Sage - Sage Gateshead bisected by the Millenium Bridge.
Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides.
Some Martial Arts themed photos taken by my Mother. Most of them are of me but there's a couple of others as well.
These two were taken by me.
Here are some photos I took a couple of weeks ago at a local Aikido Seminar.
Stretch to Fall | Click for full size
In Flight | Click for full size
Gordon Sakamoto Sensei & Darrell Grant Sensei | Click for full size
Back Stretch | click for full size
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