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Ice storm shots from Toronto area

Discussion in 'Nature' started by 4thought, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. 4thought

    4thought New to TalkEmount

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Ajax, ON, Canada
    Pete
    Hi all ... I got a NEX-6 for Christmas just in time to join this forum and take some shots of our ice storm. It's been a while since I've used a real camera and this one is going to take a lot of getting used to! Hope you enjoy them, and feel free to critique (I need to learn a lot). Thanks .. Pete
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Welcome! That's a nice first post. Now you have to keep it up. ;)
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Welcome!!! Love the 2nd photo ;)
     
  4. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    What is the red thing in the last photo? Is it a golf flag? I like that shot.

    How are things now there? I'm arriving in TO on January 21 and hope there's things like power in the city.

    I miss good chicken wings out here in China. Will I be able to find any or has Rob Ford ate them all?
     
  5. 4thought

    4thought New to TalkEmount

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Ajax, ON, Canada
    Pete
    That red thing is a small construction flag covered in ice. Seemed to be quite out of place in the area I was in.

    Things are close to normal. I think there's a few thousand still without power but everything should be back by the time you're here. There's still the odd outage though. My son was working at a ski resort last night and the power went out and stranded people up on the hill for a while.

    You should be good for chicken wings. Seems Mr. Ford likes to partake in other "consumables"!
     
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Welcome, great first shots.
     
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Nice start, thanks. Uncanny how dark the sky is in #2. Did you do something special there?
     
  8. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Nice shots...

    Just one thing... I downloaded the macro one of the icicles and it says it is taken with a Panasonic DMC-ZS7. Not trying to call you out, was genuinely interested in the lens/settings etc you had used because I figured this must have been using a macro lens or extension tubes to get the narrow DoF - but seems they are not applicable to me anyway!
     
  9. 4thought

    4thought New to TalkEmount

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Ajax, ON, Canada
    Pete
    I was playing with the in camera effects on that one. I think it was the vivid setting. None of the shots were processed outside the camera.
     
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  10. 4thought

    4thought New to TalkEmount

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Ajax, ON, Canada
    Pete
    Well you'd be right. I took a bunch with my old camera then with my new one after I got it. I assumed that one was with the NEX but I guess I was wrong. I'm not sure exactly, but I think I used apeture priority down to 3.5 and set it to macro. I can't recall exactly though. I took so many shots!
     
  11. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Well you'd be right!

    Exposure Time: 1/1300 sec
    F-Number: f/3.3
    Exposure Program: Aperture Priority
    ISO Speed Rating: 100
    Macro Mode: Macro
    Flash: Flash, Compulsory
     
  12. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    Welcome Pete, nice pictures, no matter what cameras used. :)
     
  13. 4thought

    4thought New to TalkEmount

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Ajax, ON, Canada
    Pete
    Thanks for the welcomes everyone, and happy new year to you all!
     
  14. javier_aguilar

    javier_aguilar New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 1, 2014
    I love the 3rd one!
     
  15. mariosarms

    mariosarms New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 2, 2014
    Nice shots!