Nature Shots with A Canon A95

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by ieani, Jan 8, 2006.

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    ieani

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    Here are pictures I took at Cuyahoga Valley National Park here in Northeast Ohio. They were taken with my Canon a95, which is about as close to a DSLR you can get with a standard digital camera. I did not use any lenses or other filters. I only tweaked settings occassionally within the camera's software.

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    2nyRiggz

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    where did you take those photos...it looks right out of a horror movie but nice shots


    Bless
     
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    ieani

    #3
    Cuyahoga Valley National Park along the canals. Its right outside of downtown Cleveland. Thanks for the comment!
     
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    #4
    I have the same camera. It's great for daytime outdoor shots but I have trouble capturing quality shots at night. I should experiment more w/ the settings.
     
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    ieani

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    In low light. I overexpose a notch or two, set the white balance to Flourescent, keep the ISO high, and have the picture effect set to Vivid.
     
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    Stampyhead

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    Nice photos. I used to visit that park back in my college days. Ah, memories...
     
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    adk

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    I don't mean to be a jerk, but we photographers are an anal bunch. So take this as constructive criticism. The first and second ones aren't bad, but the rest are too busy in the background - they distract the eye too much from the focal point. Just keep taking pictures, you'll improve.
     
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    ieani

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    No, thanks! I do not mind criticism at all. I agree with them being busy except picture 5. Or maybe its because its my favorite of the bunch.
     
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    ieani

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    What college did you attend?
     
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    Abstract

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    Meh, don't worry. I used to have an A60 and when taking night shots, I set the exposure compensation down (yes, down), keep the ISO high (but not the highest), and set the exposure for longer to compensate for my "undercompensating" on exposure. I did that to keep my sky black if it was black. But don't listen to me, as I'm on Level 1 on trying to learn about photography and don't even know what I'm doing, and that includes ev.......well, read my sig.

    Is this where you hid the body?
     
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    Stampyhead

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    I went to Oberlin College, about 45 min. outside of Cleveland, but my friends and I would head up to Cleveland whenever we could get our hands on a car. Not much to do in a small town like Oberlin...
     
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    ITASOR

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    I understand your photographical points, and I think they're good, if you're in a studio, but if you're outside...if he wants to take a picture of a tree...how can you avoid having a had background? You're in the woods...

    I really like the pictures, actually. They're awesome.
     
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    I really like #4 with the small lake and the trail. Has reflections, the sky, leaves... Nice photo.
     
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    hcuar

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    I'd recommend enhancing the color... perhaps warmer?

    The color shots look a little blah.
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

    #15
    Man, there is much that I missed in visiting Cleveland a few years ago!

    When were this pictures taken? I mean you still have color this time of year?

    I see lots of long term possibilities for that tree shot (#2 and #7).
     
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    iBlue

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    do you have a full size version you'd be willing to post of this one?

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    i really like that! (i think they all look great by the way)
     
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    ieani

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    A friend of mine went there, his brother is also there right now.


    Thanks! Means a lot!

    Its actually a canal(man made) and I really hope I didnt come across too smart! I wasnt trying to. Thanks for the compliments though, much appreciated!

    And someone from Iowa definitely knows blah when they see it. :)

    Im considering having an 8X10 of the black and white one made. Still deciding though. I need to get down there after a snowfall. EDIT: Pictures were taken in late October, so a little over 2 months ago.
     
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    ieani

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    Here you go. Thanks for looking!
     

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    cslewis

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    Go back during July and take the same pictures. It would be neat to see how the seasons change.
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    Those are nice pictures. I like the last one; reminded me a bit of fingers. But I wouldn't call the A95 a DSLR... a high-end point and shoot, but not a DSLR. (Not to say the A95 is a bad camera or anything. I looked at the S2 IS and the A95 along with a number of other models a while back and the S2 IS won because of the DSLR features. Then my uncle bought an E20D :mad: but he lets me 'play' with it. Enough of a sidetrack.)

    Here's a couple of an orange tree I took in the Old City of Jerusalem with my Canon S2 IS. Just felt like sharing 'em. No filters here either; the B&W+Orange one was done with a special color mode on the camera.
     

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    ieani

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    Oh I know its not a DSLR, I just posted that its "as close to a DSLR you can get with a standard digital camera"

    I want to eventually upgrade to the Rebel Xt.
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

    #23
    Both are really great shots....
     
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    Mechcozmo

    #24
    Those Rebels are nice cameras. I was looking at those too but lots of money I don't have. Kinda big too but nice features and quality.

    Thanks. If I get my FTP server back up and running (Pure-FTPd Manager is being a pain) I'll share some more with you guys and gals in the photography forum.
     
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    Abstract

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    How did you get the "orange/gold" colour behind the chair to show up without the chair in front appearing in colour as well?

    And how did the camera do that without you PS'ing it?
     

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