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Hi Perio.
I'm sure there are other methods, I post from Flickr, and just copy the relevant block of data from there then edit down the spaces and put it on one line instead of four. You could equally just read the info from Windows properties and type it out, sure Mac has similar, or any other program, it is displayed in DxO.
Perhaps Neuro knows a magic bullet method which will automate the process?  ;D

Cheers Graham.

When I posted some of my pictures here recently, some people asked me to include EXIF data. Well, my problem was that I didn't know how to include it with the uploaded image  :-\ If one asks for help with troubleshooting with some of his issues (focus, exposure etc), it's much easier for people to have the data about the image. It's like a patient history or Materials/Methods section in a research paper  :)

Canon General / Re: Exif data, does it help, do you need it shown?
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:41:33 PM »
Thanks Neuro.
Just edited poll to include this very important option I didn't think of!

Cheers Graham.

Just to add, some people strip out EXIF intentionally, some RAW converters have a tick box to remove it at export.  I store images in Aperture and add GPS data, which appears in the EXIF.  Time permitting, I remove it before export...but when I'm in a hurry, since I generally open the image in CS6 to reduce/sharpen, I just copy/paste the image into a new file.  That strips the GPS data (my intent), but also all the other metadata.

Landscape / Re: my steam locomotive/railroad/trains photography
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:35:44 PM »
Hi Matthew.
You seem to have a god eye for the photographs, some very evocative shots here. I really like one with two engineers chatting from their steeds, very atmospheric.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers Graham



I welcome critique and criticism in regards to the opening slideshow of my website linked above.
Don't hold back, I value negative comments as well as the positive.
Everything was captured with all three generations of the 5D series, and the original EOS-1Ds from 2002.


Canon General / Re: Exif data, does it help, do you need it shown?
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:17:15 PM »
Hi Neuro.
Thanks for that, I should just ask you when I need a tip, you seem to have a wealth of information stored away. I downloaded 3 apps to find one that would look at images in the web browser but all only wanted to know where my picture folder was! I will definitely try your link, it might save asking for people to include it with a posted image.

Cheers Graham.

I usually post the EXIF for my images from Flickr, not usually for images attached to posts directly (hosted on CR). 

Note that for images with embedded EXIF metadata, you can copy the image URL (even for attached images), paste it into Jeffrey Friedl's EXIF viewer tool, and see the EXIF...it works on my iPhone, so it should work on your iPad...

Canon General / Re: Exif data, does it help, do you need it shown?
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:07:37 PM »
Hi Folks.
I have started the ball rolling, anyone else want to vote.

Cheers Graham.

Canon General / Exif data, does it help, do you need it shown?
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:59:43 PM »
Hi Folks.
I often view images on the forum, almost exclusively on a tablet, some images are hosted on Flickr or similar, so I can see the exif if I click through, others don't have this facility, and I can't view the exif with a right click like I could on a PC.
I know I'm not the only one who asks for camera settings and gear configuration for the shots to be added, I'm just trying to find out why.
Multiple votes are allowed, there are 6 votes allowed for ten questions. For instance I sometimes use my Android tablet but mostly iPad so both are relevant.
Please feel free to add any thoughts in a reply.

Cheers Graham

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 23, 2014, 03:16:44 PM »
Hi folks.
I prefer flip locks over what I inherited from dad, that had adjustment like you find on a crutch, you know the pin that pops out the hole, then you push it in and slide the leg until it pops out the next hole. No adjusting that one in a hurry!

Cheers Graham.

But I bet that once set, it does not slip.

Yes it had that in its favour, but no stops on leg angle so on a shiny floor it could slide a leg out with a bit of a rush!

Cheers Graham.

Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:38:18 AM »
Hi mkeschinger.
Someone else mentioned it, try Magic Lantern, this possibly won't load as I think it requires a 2.?.? Firmware, but might just help with sorting this.
Also I have had a firmware update fail, it was a corrupted download or extraction, I downloaded again and extracted and hey presto it worked, thing is I downloaded from a different source too so I don't know if the original file was also corrupted!
I can email the firmware later if you want, this would give you a known copy, as in the thing has worked. I'm on a tablet and don't think I can get the file off the server remotely.

Cheers Graham

No, just hoping for the buffer depth. I teach martial arts and have a son, so getting a lot of action shots is more of the priority. ;) that's really all.  I will check out the video, but if it's the same as the PDF, well ....
It gets to the point where it says loading, then unable to locate yada yada yada battery reset.
 I have done the hard reset 2different times to see if that would work.
Thanks agn guys

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:38:32 PM »
Hi Tom.
Thank you for explaining that, it makes sense that a polariser would bring out one and suppress the other.

Cheers Graham.

That is interesting actually there isn't any extra post processing, single exposure from the original all of the sky is blown out but the blue reflection is certainly there. I was using a polariser to remove the reflection where the stump is so you could see it. and using recovery thats what came up. I would say its the effect of the polariser.

Other than that don't really know! lol Anyone got any ideas?

The second one the polariser was rotated toward the sky and mountains to emphasise the colour and depth as the clear water would be a distraction.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:31:04 PM »
Hi Mackguyver.
I now see where I got confused, D'oh, thanks for clearing up the confusion! :D didn't even notice that the poster of the wise owl was LSV. It is a good shot anyhow.

Cheers Graham.

Oragutan & Graham:

That's a question for LSV him or herself - I was referring to the person that posted the photo of the Burrowing Owl sitting above the electric fence a couple of posts above this one.  Sorry for the confusion!

Graham, I love all of the guesses, and I'll add my best guess:

LSV:  Lunacy Started [by] Valvebounce

;) ;D ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:24:05 PM »
Hi weixing.
Those are just too cute, fantastic captures, well done.

Cheers Graham.
   Sleepy juvenile Spotted Wood Owl.

   Have a nice day.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:07:33 PM »
Hi folks.
I prefer flip locks over what I inherited from dad, that had adjustment like you find on a crutch, you know the pin that pops out the hole, then you push it in and slide the leg until it pops out the next hole. No adjusting that one in a hurry!

Cheers Graham.

Hi IMG 001
I just broke our bug bat, not this brand, cheapy crap! Apparently the shaft was not strong enough to overcome the inertia of the head when accelerating the thing after a fly that had really pissed me off! Buy a good one! ;D

Cheers Graham.

How about some tennis?


Amazingly, deer/horse flies survive the blow but are often dazzled enough for you to escape. Admitedly, they are not very suitable when you are on the move or on a canoe.

Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:53:18 PM »
Hi mkeschinger.
I hope you are not hoping for faster frame rate, the update only improves the effective buffer depth, better file management etc gets you a few more raw shots and several more JPEGs before the buffer fills up. Obviously the buffer not filling up so soon means you get the extra shots at full speed before the full buffer slows you down, but the max frame rate is still 8fps, fixed by mechanical limitations not firmware adjustable!

Cheers Graham.

I bought a 7d used. It's working ok so far.
I tried to update the firmware though and it didn't work.
Brought it to my local camera guy and he couldn't get it to work either, and he had a 7d.
Unable to find the update.. blah blah blah.
Has anyone else had that?
Yes, it' s in the root directory
tried mac and windows, tethered and untethered
formatted the cf, reformatted the cf…
Canon told me that I should send it in on my dime and they will give me an estimate..
for firmware? really?
any help would be appreciated.
it's on 1.2.2 now and I'd like to get the upgrade for the higher burst rate. don't need wireless or anything like that. Help…

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 22, 2014, 09:56:32 AM »
Hi Tom.
Do I detect a bit of the graphic designer popping out in these two, cloud formation looks very similar, but the top one seems to be over a very grey sky whereas the bottom one is blue. Or is it just the typical, wait a few minutes and the season you want will be here, changeable weather?
Very nice either way.

Cheers Graham.

@candyman, thank you.

The Mosedale valley had a village in the middle before it was flooded and dammed to make a reservoir in 1929, creating a supply of water for Manchester. They removed and relocated the village, there was a church and made the water tower out of the old church. The water tower houses the Dam control.

Few more from Haweswater Cumbria

Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

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