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Went to the Southport Air show on Sunday, got some photos on the Vulcan and Eurofighter thing.

The reaction times of the Canon is so much greater than our previous camera.

Will try to upload some pics soon.

Really need to get a grip of the settings.

Which Canon have you got RW??

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Wow...what an awesome thread. I don't know how I have only just discovered it. After doing my knee a few years ago I couldn't do my most favourite pastime ever...skateboarding. I have been rolling for 20 years and had to take a back seat...so I started taking photos.

Have now had a knee recon, but keep taking skating photos. Here are some of my pics...they've been majorly compressed though so they can fit on the site I got them from...

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Wow...what an awesome thread. I don't know how I have only just discovered it. After doing my knee a few years ago I couldn't do my most favourite pastime ever...skateboarding. I have been rolling for 20 years and had to take a back seat...so I started taking photos.

Have now had a knee recon, but keep taking skating photos. Here are some of my pics...they've been majorly compressed though so they can fit on the site I got them from...

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belting pics

didn't you popst some them on here a while back?

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Yeah...some of them.

Really want to buy a nice DSLR but just can't afford it with a wee one at home. Maybe next year.

Those pics were all taken with a point and shoot 4MP Canon Powershot....

:blush:

I used to feel somewhat inadequate next to the semi-pro skate photographers who had Nikon Mk1's and Hasselblads etc....

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Yeah...some of them.

Really want to buy a nice DSLR but just can't afford it with a wee one at home. Maybe next year.

Those pics were all taken with a point and shoot 4MP Canon Powershot....

:blush:

I used to feel somewhat inadequate next to the semi-pro skate photographers who had Nikon Mk1's and Hasselblads etc....

until I bought a DSLR a few weeks back I'd been using a canon G7

high spec robust and pocketable. I still carry it around with me. It's been replaced by the G9 and is great value for money.

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Nice colours & dof GJ, not sure about the crop though (cuts through the wood on the blue bottle)

One that GJ has already seen before, and has been PP'd by a forum member on another forum on my behalf! :)

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Just been to Crete on holiday, while we were there we took a 10mile walk down the Samaria Gorge. Here is one of the shots I took during the 6hr hike.

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Just been to Crete on holiday, while we were there we took a 10mile walk down the Samaria Gorge. Here is one of the shots I took during the 6hr hike.

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Crikey Samaria gorge, that brings back some memories. Northern 90/91 premiership final i think and i was hiking down there in a heatwave with no water or food and promptly threw up in the harbour afterwards with 200 tourists watching :unsure:

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Had a go at photographing "the dark side" on saturday. It's a lot more difficult than League, as (certainly at Midlands 3 East (North) level) not very much actually happens that doesn't look like a game of pile-on.

I managed to get a few decent shots though.

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Rest of the set here

I'm still not sure about the new camera though. On the plus side, the Autofocus seems to work a lot better than the 350D, ISO1600 is actually usable, and having an extra 4 mega-pixels to play with is really useful, but there are a few issues that are almost tempting me to take it back and ask for a refund. The metering is just terrible. Without any exposure comp, everything comes out at least half a stop overexposed. On the default "picture style" colours look really flat and dull, but changing any of the settings turns the pictures into a horrible contrasty, over saturated mess. The White Ballance setting seems a bit off as well, Auto made everything look a bit cold, and the "cloudy" setting added a little bit too much yellow. Apart from that it's great though...

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Here's a few from St.Judes recent 96 - 8 thrashing of Rochdale Mayfield.

St.Judes v Rochdale Mayfield 1

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St.Judes v Rochdale Mayfield 2

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St.Judes v Rochdale Mayfield 3

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St.Judes v Rochdale Mayfield 4

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Given the final score, congratulations on your reactions to capture picture number 3 :D

:lol:

The Rochdale coach at one point gathered his troops behind the sticks and bellowed at them "lets see if we can at least stop them scoring in the next set of six".

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Union is just as ###### to shoot as it is to watch. Lineouts shots are pretty much the best it can offer. The reason it's so ###### is because a] the ball is hardly in play, b] when it is it's stuck under a ruck, c] when it's in play but not stuck under a ruck it's either picked up by a fat, slow forward and he dives two yards forward or they kick it, and d] it's stop start and you can never get in the right position because of the ping pong nature of the kicking back and forth. But no doubt they're the subtle nuances that we simple folk don't understand.

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It's a lot more difficult than League,

Isn't it just? A lot harder to get a straight sight on the ball carrier as well given that the defence doesn't retreat in the same way.

My only attempt (although I hope to go back this weekend) is here.

I am now pondering whether to pawn my granny for an f/2.8 lens. Mr E C Tiger, you were right on that one.

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Isn't it just? A lot harder to get a straight sight on the ball carrier as well given that the defence doesn't retreat in the same way.

My only attempt (although I hope to go back this weekend) is here.

I am now pondering whether to pawn my granny for an f/2.8 lens. Mr E C Tiger, you were right on that one.

It's amazing how quickly you learn. I wish I had bought a better camera now myself, but 18 months ago I didn't know the first thing. You could probably get a Canon 70-200mm 2.8 for less than $1000 second hand (so less than 500 pounds) and the IS version for a bit more. I bought a 16-35mm 2.8 this week for $800 off a bloke I know who is going overseas and is getting rid of his gear. New it would have been $1800. Prices have come down over here recently because of the US dollar's decline. I don't know what that means over there.

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Oh East Coast Tiger & Gingerjon - union !!! - how could you???

The nearest I ever got to photographing the dark side was when they appear in the background of proper rugby photos, like this one:-

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As you can see, their phsiques do lend themselves to 'subtleties and nuances'.

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