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Abstract
Mar 4, 2006, 11:02 PM
.....the sun happened to be a nice pink when we first got there that evening. Sad thing is that I didn't bring my D50 that night. :mad: I'm always afraid of bringing my dSLR into situations where the thing may get completely ruined (sand + water + Abstract + Abstract's friends = accident waiting to happen). Anyway, I had my trust "party" camera in my pocket.....a Canon IXUS 40 (SD300) with me, but it really was a perfect night to use the D50.


Anyway, here are some photos. My shots really end up much noisier using that camera. Ignore the noise, vignetting, etc. I'm just happy to have gotten the photos. :o



Abstract
Mar 4, 2006, 11:03 PM
More....

caveman_uk
Mar 5, 2006, 05:54 AM
Are you southern hemisphere? Because if you went to the beach for the evening in the UK right now you'd freeze to death...:eek:

yippy
Mar 5, 2006, 05:58 AM
Nice photos. Sunsets are always a good photo op.

Slightly off topic. How do you get the camera to take night/landscape shots? I have the next model up (SD400) and have had trouble especially with night landscapes in that it wants to flash or if I turn off the flash it doesn't expose long enough.

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 06:11 AM
Are you southern hemisphere? Because if you went to the beach for the evening in the UK right now you'd freeze to death...:eek:

He's in the same place I am. Do you even have beaches in England? With sand I mean, not pebbles. I saw three or four people sunning themselves on the pebbles near the rock pools here last year at the start of summer and thought "why are they on the rocks and not on the perfectly good beach? They must be Poms." And sure enough, they were, thick pommy accents as I walked by.

I had a little chuckle to myself....
The hook is set, how many fish today??

Anyhoo, here's some of mine from the same beach but in the morning....
http://static.flickr.com/30/100540318_b5c3052574.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/21/100541933_0fde9db196.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/41/100542263_2a061267a8.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/40/100542785_baec83f149.jpg?v=0

Ashapalan
Mar 5, 2006, 06:33 AM
Nice pictures chundles.

And in response to the question you asked, yeh, there are quite a few beaches that are sand and not pebbles :rolleyes:

jefhatfield
Mar 5, 2006, 06:37 AM
that's a great beach

what's the weather like this month, daily highs and lows? would one have to wear a wetsuit to surf there?

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 06:42 AM
that's a great beach

what's the weather like this month, daily highs and lows? would one have to wear a wetsuit to surf there?

Tops out at the moment around 25°C - 30°C, water temp around 20°C. Wetsuit certainly not needed but most people I know use them anyway, just short ones for keeping a little warmer and for chafe prevention.

Oh, and ashapalan - have a good look at my post. 1 little fishy.

Abstract
Mar 5, 2006, 07:29 AM
I'm quite sure that's a different beach. :p Don't know where you live, but it looks like Wollongong Beach in your photo. Meh, that's only like 15 minutes. Why do the clouds in your photos look so fake?

You can surf without a wetsuit here if you want to, but soon people will be getting their wetsuits out.

Anyway, I'm aiming to take more photos at sundown now. For some reason the sky ends up pink in the evenings now, which didn't happen before.


Slightly off topic. How do you get the camera to take night/landscape shots? I have the next model up (SD400) and have had trouble especially with night landscapes in that it wants to flash or if I turn off the flash it doesn't expose long enough.

Go into MANUAL mode, turn off your flash, go into the exposure settings menu where it says:

-2...1...0...1...2+

Instead of playing with that, hit the MENU button. You'll be in a part of the menu that allows you to choose exposure time for up to 30 seconds. The quotation (") symbol indicates seconds, in case you didn't know. I believe the shortest exposure time you can set in that menu is 1 second. You can't use exposure compensation AND the exposure time setting at once. It's one or the other. Of course, the exposure time setting is the only one that'll give you decent shots at night of landscapes.

miniConvert
Mar 5, 2006, 07:35 AM
He's in the same place I am. Do you even have beaches in England? With sand I mean, not pebbles. I saw three or four people sunning themselves on the pebbles near the rock pools here last year at the start of summer and thought "why are they on the rocks and not on the perfectly good beach? They must be Poms." And sure enough, they were, thick pommy accents as I walked by.
LMAO! How rude :p I assume you were being sarcastic but yes we have some great beaches, with sand, tyvm :p

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 07:51 AM
I'm quite sure that's a different beach. :p Don't know where you live, but it looks like Wollongong Beach in your photo. Meh, that's only like 15 minutes. Why do the clouds in your photos look so fake?

You can surf without a wetsuit here if you want to, but soon people will be getting their wetsuits out.

Anyway, I'm aiming to take more photos at sundown now. For some reason the sky ends up pink in the evenings now, which didn't happen before.


Autumn, the sun is coming in at a different angle - shows off the clouds much better in the evening.

My clouds are certainly not fake - my camera might be crap but that's exactly what it looked like down there. Which beach is that then? Looks all the world like the lagoon at the top of North Gong beach.

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 07:54 AM
LMAO! How rude :p I assume you were being sarcastic but yes we have some great beaches, with sand, tyvm :p

Ha ha!! You quoted me and you still missed it.

Two little fishies.

iSaint
Mar 5, 2006, 08:20 AM
Iwaannalivenearthebeeeeaach!

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 08:24 AM
Iwaannalivenearthebeeeeaach!

Iwaannalivenearthesnnnnoooww!!

But all I've got is the beach about two minutes from my door....

whocares
Mar 5, 2006, 08:29 AM
Ha ha!! You quoted me and you still missed it.

I'm not sure miniConvert is fimiliar with InvisioText™ yet. ;) :p


Chundles, Abstract - Great pics. :)


I have taken my full camera kit to many hazadous places, including canoeing and sandy beaches. With a few simple rules, you should be fine:

1. Get a good bag for it.
2. Don't get drunk (this can be tricky)
3. Tell your friends you'll kill them if they damage it. Tell them it costs 5x what it really does.
4. Know where it is at all times; don't loose sight of it.
5. Keep it clear of drunk friend.

I often store my in a bag in a water-tight "barrel". You can get those in most outdoor places. A Pelican case is also good. Once in one of these, it can fall in water, be vomited upon, withstand thunderstorms and probably earthquakes. :D

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 08:30 AM
I'm not sure miniConvert is fimiliar with InvisioText™ yet. ;) :p


Chundles, Abstract - Great pics. :)


I have taken my full camera kit to many hazadous places, including canoeing and sandy beaches. With a few simple rules, you should be fine:

1. Get a good bag for it.
2. Don't get drunk (this can be tricky)
3. Tell your friends you'll kill them if they damage it. Tell them it costs 5x what it really does.
4. Know where it is at all times; don't loose sight of it.
5. Keep it clear of drunk friend.

I often store my in a bag in a water-tight "barrel". You can get those in most outdoor places. A Pelican case is also good. Once in one of these, it can fall in water, be vomited upon, withstand thunderstorms and probably earthquakes. :D

My camera is crap. It protects itself.

whocares
Mar 5, 2006, 08:31 AM
Iwaannalivenearthesnnnnoooww!!

But all I've got is the beach about two minutes from my door....

Can somebody please ban this obnoxious aussie? :mad:













:p :p :p :p

Chundles
Mar 5, 2006, 08:36 AM
Can somebody please ban this obnoxious aussie? :mad:

:p :p :p :p


Awww, diddums....
http://static.flickr.com/26/100542523_3b2972508b.jpg?v=0
They do good brekkies here....

mikemodena
Mar 5, 2006, 10:10 AM
I can't wait for summer around here.. I live in a coastal city and it has the biggest shoreline in the state. Not quite an Australian beach, but it's nice enough. The city does a lot to keep it nice, too. No surfing here though :p it's only the Long Island sound, and no one in their right mind goes in the water

EGT
Mar 5, 2006, 10:28 AM
Those would make nice desktop backgrounds. Lovely. :)

big
Mar 5, 2006, 04:26 PM
Those are nice, reminded me of my trip last month:

http://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/43.jpg
http://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/72.jpghttp://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/41.jpg

debroglie
Mar 5, 2006, 07:38 PM
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/8484/img08029dh.jpg

keysersoze
Mar 6, 2006, 11:44 AM
He's in the same place I am. Do you even have beaches in England? With sand I mean, not pebbles. I saw three or four people sunning themselves on the pebbles near the rock pools here last year at the start of summer and thought "why are they on the rocks and not on the perfectly good beach? They must be Poms." And sure enough, they were, thick pommy accents as I walked by.



What's a Pom?

Nice pictures too....:)

joepunk
Mar 6, 2006, 11:57 AM
Lovely pictures Abstract and Chundles

I so wish I was at a beach (or anywhere else) right now instead of at Uni. Especially when I just got back from 3 night trip in Chicago.

Should I post some pics? What the heck, why not.

Josh
Mar 6, 2006, 12:17 PM
Those are nice, reminded me of my trip last month:

http://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/43.jpg
http://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/72.jpghttp://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/41.jpg

Wow...that is nearly identical to how beaches (of the great lakes) in Michigan look.

I love sandy dunes and weeds, tall hills, and cold water :D

ChrisA
Mar 6, 2006, 01:07 PM
Are you southern hemisphere? Because if you went to the beach for the evening in the UK right now you'd freeze to death...:eek:

I'm in the Northern hemisphere (latitude 32N) I was at the beach didn't freeze. I'm in California. Temps get to about mid 60s (F) at night right now

debroglie
Mar 6, 2006, 02:53 PM
Wow...that is nearly identical to how beaches (of the great lakes) in Michigan look.

I love sandy dunes and weeds, tall hills, and cold water :D


I was going to ask him if those photos from michigan, but then i realized that it is FREAKING cold and cloudy here and he took them only a month ago

(I live in Holland on Lake Michigan for school)

eRondeau
Mar 6, 2006, 09:03 PM
This is a photo of the beach in front of my cottage on Lake Erie in Southern Ontario, Canada. It was taken a couple of years ago, but I thought I'd add it to the fray...

Abstract
Mar 6, 2006, 10:12 PM
^^What city/town is closest to that beach? Near Chatham, or near Rondeau Provincial Park?

eRondeau
Mar 6, 2006, 11:24 PM
^^What city/town is closest to that beach? Near Chatham, or near Rondeau Provincial Park?

That was taken on the Lake Erie beach, inside Rondeau Provincial Park. It is a beautiful and unique natural sandspit formation, heavily forested surrounded on three sides by water. The park is about 35km south of Chatham, Ontario; 100km east of Detroit/Windsor; 100km west of London, Ontario; and 48 nautical miles due north of Cleveland, Ohio (as the salmon swims!) We're a big birdwatching tour stop in the spring, and one of Canada's best windsurfing/kiteboarding/sailing recreation spots. I am fortunate because my parents bought one of a limited number of cottage leases in the park, which I plan to hold on to for the rest of my life. If you're interested in the Rondeau area here are some links:

My own cottage life / Hobie sailing website: http://www.bman.ca
Rondeau Cottagers' Association website: http://www.rondeaucottagers.ca
Rondeau Yacht Club website: http://www.rondeauyachtclub.ca
Friends of Rondeau website: http://www.rondeauprovincialpark.ca

Abstract
Mar 6, 2006, 11:59 PM
Why didn't I look at your screenname for a clue to begin with? D'OH!

rjphoto
Mar 7, 2006, 10:52 AM
Those are nice, reminded me of my trip last month:

http://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/43.jpg
http://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/72.jpghttp://sherroddrawings.com/family/albums/060108DaulphinIsl/060108DaulphinIsl-Images/41.jpg


BIG,,, SSSHHHH, Don't tell anyone where this is. We don't want the whole world to find out....

Clix Pix
Mar 7, 2006, 12:31 PM
All these beach photos make me want it to be summer right now, with a hot sun blazing overhead, and me lazing at the beach watching and listening to the ocean!

Clix Pix
Mar 7, 2006, 12:33 PM
Wow...that is nearly identical to how beaches (of the great lakes) in Michigan look.

I love sandy dunes and weeds, tall hills, and cold water :D

Reminds me a bit of the Outer Banks of North Carolina....