View Full Version : Impatience and Begonia up close
06-15-2003, 01:42 AM
Impatience up close...
06-15-2003, 03:44 AM
Looks like you had *lots* of patience!!
Great photos, all of them.
06-15-2003, 07:08 AM
Beautiful images Ron. Splendid color and very fine texture. You have quite the eye for composition.
06-15-2003, 11:28 PM
Oh my! These are gorgeous! The colors are out of this world and the composition is great!
Are these full framed as shot, or are they cropped? I have a real problem getting full frame with good composition, especially with flowers.
06-16-2003, 12:01 AM
Thanks, all. Yes, Julie, these are full frame... not cropped. Now that I am using the Coolpix 4500, I am more careful with framing so I can get full benefit of the 4 megapixels. I used to be sloppier about it, but I took Peter iNova's advice and if I am extremely careful with framing, I can equal a 5 MP camera where I might be more careless with framing and tend to overshoot. By the time you crop somewhat with a 5 MP camera you are back down to the pixel size of a 4 MP camera or less anyway.
It is much easier for me to get the exact framing I want when I use a tripod... which I try to do most of the time. When I hand hold, I tend to use the viewfinder instead of the LCD, and the framing accuracy is way off using that. Tripods tend to slow you down, also... which is a good thing. You become more careful about most everything before pressing the shutter button. I can check my exposure, set either the shutter speed or aperture, see where I want my focus, and frame it the way I want. Once I've done that, I don't have to be in any hurry to press the shutter. Especially if there is a wind or breeze when shooting flowers and such, I can just wait it out for the lull, and then press the button.
It makes the whole process more meticulous and satisfying... at least it works that way for me.
06-16-2003, 04:41 AM
Love the "Impatiens" shot and that first begonia is pretty neat too.
06-16-2003, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by RAE99
It is much easier for me to get the exact framing I want when I use a tripod... which I try to do most of the time.
I *KNEW* you were going to say that! :D
Now I have a couple more questions for you. Have you found a tripod that allows the full rotation of the 4500? And how do you handle the "close to the ground" shots with a tripod?
I *have* found one desktop tripod that allows me to remove the camera security "widget" leaving enough space for the rotation. However, the tripod is awkward in itself, to say the least.
In the meantime, I'm going to give the "good old college try" again this afternoon. (Oh...and did I mention...the WIND hasn't stopped blowing since I got my 4500. :D )
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