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Messages - rcarca

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Street & City / Re: Go West!
« on: November 03, 2012, 08:26:09 AM »
I like the first one a little more, but only a little; Well done!

Thank you Jim

Richard

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Street & City / Re: Go West!
« on: November 03, 2012, 08:25:20 AM »
Really like the first shot, the light and reflections are great. You should take some pics at London Bridge before all the major renovations commence - get some good use out of that 5D3 of yours and get some shots for posterity before they make it look like T5 at Heathrow.

Thanks DB! I think they messed up London Bridge station in the 60s/70s. I had the dubious pleasure of working in the predecessor of the shard for a couple of years. It was a hideous station that made Euston look good! However, I will go and have a look now with the benefit of no longer commuting there!

Best

Richard

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Street & City / Re: Go West!
« on: November 02, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
I like these though the first is my preference it feels more Dutch than UK for obvious reasons.
Was wondering though if you had any issues taking pictures in these areas?

No problems at all. In the underground they don't like you to use flash at on-coming trains for obvious reasons. But since this was using available light that is fine. I suspect some people find it strange that I am taking these pictures, but nobody has ever commented!

Even the English are using bikes more - although I think I would marginally prefer shark-bating than cycling through central London :-)

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Street & City / Re: Go West!
« on: November 02, 2012, 01:44:43 PM »
Both very nice - I am a big fan of motion blur (like the second shot).  City trains make for great photographic subjects.

Thank you for that. Much appreciated.

Richard

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Taken in a photowalk (on my own) in London last night...


Just off St Martin's Lane by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 5Diii, 24-105 @ 50mm, 1/40 sec, f5.0, ISO3200


Covent Garden by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above, except 65mm, 1/13 sec


The Actors' church by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above, except 28mm, 1/10 sec.

All handheld

Its a bit early to wish you a happy high ISO Christmas, but the shops are determined! Actually, the first shot had nothing Christmassy about it, apart from the feel...

Richard

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Street & City / Re: London Omnibus
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:53:09 AM »
I like the middle shot the best because the sidewalk and surroundings (including the iconic red phone booth) were included and interesting.  Now about those trash bags on the sidewalk... ::)

Two things: it is funny what you almost ignore when you live somewhere! I almost do not see the red telephone boxes... And the rubbish on the pavement - disgraceful, except that is the time shopkeepers are told to put it out for collection. I have to agree that it looks awful, but I am not greatly inclined to remove it by Photoshop, preferring a degree or reality.

Thanks for the comments

Best

Richard

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:56:29 AM »
I enjoy the lens. I would not say I have mastered it by any means (or any aspect of photography for that matter), but here are a couple of shots taken on a 7D:


Dubai by RCARCARCA, on Flickr



Back to Dublin (again) by RCARCARCA, on Flickr



Back to Dublin (again) by RCARCARCA, on Flickr


It also has its bad uses:

Awayday by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

Richard

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Paddington Station by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

I have posted some others under High ISO Paddington and also London Omnibus. I think the high ISO capability is fantastic.

EXIF: 5Dmkiii, 24-105mm @ 105, f4.0, 1/8 sec (handheld - can't manage a tripod into the office...), ISO 5000

Richard

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