Bought camera - here we go!

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Hi all!

    Thanks to everyone who advised me on the digital camera purchase. I ended up having to make a few compromises on price and performance. Lousy Canadian dollar! :mad:
    Anyway, $800 later I have a 3.2 megapixel Pentax Optio 330RS, with manual shutter/exposure control/focus, macro up to 1.5" . I can see as an SLR camera user this is going to take some getting used to (I keep trying to put my eye up to the LCD screen!!!!)

    Well, as promised (or threatened depending on your point of view) here are some images. Please forgive the obvious errors - I'm still figuring it out.

    Cheers
    :D Val

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    It's 5 pm. This guy started Happy Hour a little early today!

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    nice shot:) :) :) Love that Ford (at least I think it's a Ford)!!!

    Post on!!!:) :) :)
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    These guys hang out in front of Lou's Barber Shop, checking out the new cars and whistling at all the girls. It's 1955, and I'm still a little kid so fortunately I don't have to deal with them although they do call me "little boy" and my brother "little girl". It's supposed to be funny.
    I think the guy on the left is Mickey Rourke's dad!

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    Just remember - I did warn you.

    Here's a view looking up the street. You can see a Toronto Transit Commision PCC coming into view. The sky was overcast (with wood panelling) when I took this shot!

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    My only loco - a P2K switcher. This shot is not very good - sorry. I have a LOT to learn here!

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  7. BDC

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    Nice pictures! I bought a digital camera a while back (less $$ and less capability then yours) but I've used it more often in the last two months than I've used my regular camera in 4 years. I still have film in the reg. camera that's 2 years old. I can't remember what half the pictures I took with that thing are.

    Keep 'em coming!
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    Good Lord, Shamus. Look what you've done. The lady hath gone mad with the "the photo bug".:D :D :D

    Good pictures Val. The lighting thing will improve with experience as you are finding out. Keep 'em coming!!!:)
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    One more for now - the local fruit store. Now why is a dog begging for fruit?

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    This picture reminds me of the forest fires we had when I was growing up in Colorado. Never got closer than about 10 miles, and since I was only a kid, I didn't understand why my parents wouldn't let me get closer. Now I know why. Very nice picture.
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    Val, Those photos (and your modeling) are great! Structures are wonderful. Nice work!

    Gary
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    Val.
    For breaking in a new camara, those sure are great pictures. You also did a fantastic job on those buildings and landscape
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    Fantastic modeling Val!
    Just FANTASTIC!!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
    What an incredible level of detail!
    I did a double take at first when I realized it was a MODEL!:eek:
    Looking forward to seeing much more!
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    Val those are very nice pics! :cool: And the modeling is VERY nice!!! Please keep em' coming. BTW the worst thing about those wood paneled skies is it usually starts to rain sawdust soon after! :D :rolleyes: :D All kidding aside very nice work (modeling and photos).
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    Awww shucks - thanks guys! I'm powering up the battery again* so no more pix for a while.

    Cheers
    :D Val


    *I was too cheap to get an AC adapter at the time - now I think I will get one
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    You wernt kiddin you wanted it fast! Sheesh! Awesome shots. Awesome technology. Who woulda thot a film photographer would be snappin pixels so well the day the cam was bought? Too bad the battery technology hasn't cought up with you and the new digi cam, eh??? Great stuff, pat youself on the back! :D :D ;) :cool: :) :p
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    Val, your photos are very good, and I suspect they will only get better.

    More importantly, though, the models/scenes are outstanding. That's some great detailing and painting you're doing. Congratulations.

    BTW: You won't regret getting the AC adaptor. It sure beats worrying about batteries when shooting layout photos.:p
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    They are great Val, so when are you coming to work on the traction layout???????

    You sure do some neat stuff.

    Great.
    Cheers

    Chris.
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    Whenever you say!

    cheers mate!
    :) Val

    BTW: I've been cropping etc. in photoshop

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