April 17, 2014, 11:59:54 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - rcarca

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 7
31
Sports / Rowing in from the sun
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:59:03 PM »
Taken on the Thames:


2Y2A3138 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 5Diii, 70-300 DO at 300mm, ISO 3200, 1/8000, f6.3


Evening rowing by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: As above, except 1/1000, f20


2Y2A3221 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: As above

Thanks for stopping by.

Richard

32
Portrait / Re: Portraits taken in Saudi Arabia
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:32:49 PM »
Why is the gentleman reclining like Cleopatra? And where are the serving folk with the wine goblets, rich foods, and other accoutrements? :p

Wine? Beer? Where???!!! None available in public anyway, and I certainly did not see any. The only thing that approached a beer was an "alcohol free malt drink"!!! One of the things you need to be careful of, is not to show the soles of your feet to the other members of the group. That of course means you have to adopt a pose such as the one shown!

If I get round to it, I will post a couple of photographs of the food and drink!

Richard

33
Portrait / Re: Portraits taken in Saudi Arabia
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:30:12 PM »
It is kinda unusuall setting for a male portrait. Really like the sepia tone effect.

Yes, the strange thing is, of course, that as three males we were allowed into the main part of the restaurant, where women were not allowed, but we were not allowed into the family area. This was a very traditional style restaurant!

Glad you like the sepia effect...

Richard

34
Portrait / Re: Portraits taken in Saudi Arabia
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:28:02 PM »
love your shots. they really made me smile. They are all really good in different ways.
how'd you find Saudi Arabia? Would you recommend it as a travel destination? These pictures make me want to go!


I agree that this is not necessarily the top of my free time travel agenda. For example, while it is technically possible to take my wife and two (blonde) teenage daughters, they would not be able to drive, would have to wear abayas, and would probably have to cover their hair. They also could not travel anywhere without my permission. In addition to military and oil sites, I would not recommend photographing women. I only took photographs where my colleague, a local, suggested it was OK.

There are a whole lot more from this trip, which was basically Jeddah and Riyadh on my Saudi set on Flickr: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDXxSj8

Thanks very much for the positive feedback!

Richard

35
Portrait / Re: Portraits taken in Saudi Arabia
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:23:23 PM »
Very nice.  Except, the one of the "white guy" on the couch seems a little out of place.  I really like the one in the shoe shop.

Thanks for that. In my mind the photo of my colleague could only have been taken in Saudi Arabia (or another Arab country) This was in a restaurant, where we had to sit on these cushions on the floor! And I thought he looked very comfortable!!! So I include it as a Saudi photograph. In fact most, if not all, of the subjects are immigrants to the country!

Glad you like the shoe shop - I think it is my favourite.

Richard

36
Portrait / Portraits taken in Saudi Arabia
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:52:00 PM »
A few of my favourite portraits taken during a recent trip to Saudi Arabia (all taken on my 5Diii with the 24-105mm lens):


2Y2A2974 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 105mm, ISO 2500, 1/160, f6.3


2Y2A2980 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above except ISO 3200


2Y2A3018 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 73mm, ISO 2500, 1/40, f6.3


2Y2A2798 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 105mm, ISO 4000, 1/320, f4.0


2Y2A2649 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 50mm, ISO 5000, 1/100, f8.0

Thanks for looking

Richard

37
Animal Kingdom / Re: Wild dogs at impala kill at savuti in Botswana
« on: February 18, 2013, 11:28:00 AM »
What a magnificent portfolio!

Richard

38
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D or 5D3 for low light candids?
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:41:03 AM »
There is no doubt in my mind that the 5Diii is the far superior low/awkward light camera. I love my 7D to bits, but the 5Diii is superior by a long chalk in this regard. I am in the middle of a trip to Saudi Arabia and mainly get to take photographs after working hours. This is one example:

[/url]
2Y2A2798 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF:5Diii, 24-105 @ 105mm, f4.0, 1/320, ISO 4000

For others taken in the souk in Jeddah see my Flickr stream at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDXxSj8

Richard

39
Pricewatch Deals / Re: John Lewis
« on: February 12, 2013, 03:21:05 PM »
If they have got what you want, go to John Lewis but check for physical stock elsewhere and they will price match. BUT, and it is a very big BUT, they do have very limited stock ranges. At least you know they will be around if you have a problem and will probably sort it out for you.

40
Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: February 05, 2013, 06:00:34 PM »
Taken in the recent snow:


Untitled by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 5DMkiii, 24-105mm @ 32mm, 1/25sec, f4.0, ISO5000


2Y2A2408 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above except 35mm

Richard

41
Street & City / Re: High ISO Paddington on a wet night
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:19:29 PM »
Well done. Like them all  :)

Thank you!

Richard

42
Street & City / Re: High ISO Paddington on a wet night
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:43:36 AM »
The colors on those are incredible!  Especially like the middle one with the colored lights reflecting off the tracks.

Thanks for that. I really appreciate the feedback.

Richard

43
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6d - where to buy - UK
« on: January 21, 2013, 10:41:59 AM »
Given the demise of any photographic bricks and mortar store beginning with J and ending with S, I would try Wex Photographic. I have found them excellent.

Richard

44
United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Jessops close to administration?
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:34:24 AM »
Interesting to the other story today about experience stores: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/01/canon-experience-stores-coming-soon-cr3/

I am sure this is the way of the future. Expect to see Canon starting to sell direct over the web as well as through their own stores. More direct "experiential" marketing will give them direct access to customer feedback. Can't be a bad thing!

Richard

45
Landscape / Golden Beeches in Autumn Sun
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:20:18 PM »
I caught sight of these leaves as I was driving through Cookham towards the station, and had to stop:


Beech Trees by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF (To follow)


Beech Trees by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF (To follow)


Beech Trees by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF (To follow)

I thought they looked pretty darned magnificent. Don't know if I have done them justice.

Richard

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 7