Had some fun with a friends camera

Egmel

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We went camping for a weekend in Wales and I managed to get my hands on my friends camera, it's a Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and allowed me to put into practice some of the theory I'd picked up about exposure times and the like.

Gushy Gushy waterfalls
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Guitar by red torch light
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Fire
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Wish I'd taken this one just that little bit lower down to get all the embers in.

Embers
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Which lead to...
Fire Writing
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This took ages to get right, the timing had to be precise otherwise you missed half the writing. :) I also like the way you catch the dawn light seeping through the trees :)

All of these are unprocessed, just as they came off the camera (haven't had time to play with them all yet).

Higher resolutions are available through the photo links to flickr (as are many other photos of the weekend as I collate all the group's shots).
 

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great shots, thats excactly how i started. try and get your self to a funfair inthe autumn! big wheels and stuff on long exposures. great fun.
 

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Thanks guys, the writing is something I've been wanting to do for a long time but I've never had the kit. As soon as I realised I was holding a camera with the option of a 4 second exposure it was fait a complet!

As for the fire, I've always been a pyromaniac, I love the way the colours on the embers flicker back and forth, so beautiful, and the flames motion is very soothing. I don't think you can ever catch the feeling of a fire in a 2D image but it's interesting to try.
 

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i dont want ti hijak your thread egmel

saintly said:
great shots, thats excactly how i started. try and get your self to a funfair inthe autumn! big wheels and stuff on long exposures. great fun.
this is a pic i took a few years ago at a fair. 2 big wheels! on a long exposure. you'll need a tripod though

good look

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and heres another. at my mums house. it took ages to get this pic. crap composition though :(

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saintly said:
i dont want ti hijak your thread egmel
No worries I don't mind!

I love the one of the big wheels, I didn't use a tripod for any of mine (it probably shows). I quite often end up balancing the camera on something and using a delay timer though which is almost the same as using a tripod.

I'd love to have a go at photographing storms, I think it's impressive just to get the lighting first, once you've got the hang of that then you can play with setting it how you want!

I really need to get myself a decent camera, right now though I can't justify it. Maybe I'll ask for cash for my B'day, or as a prezzie to myself when I eventually get round to submitting my thesis!
 
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