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Animal Kingdom / Re: Gulls on Thames
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:11:57 AM »
Nice action in your shots. How do you like the DO lense, autofocus speed ok?

Thank you. I bought the DO when I was comparatively new to this game. I used to think it was great until I started exploring L lenses. I will be upgrading to the L when I have some spare cash! It is simply not as crisp, now I know a good craftsman never blames his tools, but this is simply not the best tool in the box!

Thanks for looking

Richard

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Animal Kingdom / Swans on Golden River
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:04:19 PM »
Taken using my 5Diii plus 70-300mm DO kens:


2Y2A3206 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 300mm, ISO 3200, 1/800, f20


Swans on the Thames by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above

Thanks for looking

Richard

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Animal Kingdom / Gulls on Thames
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:00:19 PM »
Gulls squabbling for food. All taken on my 5Diii with 70-300mm DO lens:


Winner takes all by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 300mm, ISO 3200, 1/5000, f6.3


Each one for themselves by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above


Go for it! by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above

Thanks for looking

Richard

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Sports / Re: Rowing in from the sun
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:18:46 AM »
Thanks guys. Comments much appreciated.

Richard

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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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