Playing with my new toy...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by CollieMan, May 3, 2008.

  1. CollieMan Experienced Member

    We purchased a new camera this week, and so what better excuse to take Ellie to her first trip to the beach?

  2. storm22 Experienced Member

    nice photos, i love getting a new camera or toys to play with, when i got my new camera i took hepas of photos of the horses and dogs
  3. cppugs New Member

    Fantastic shots! What camera did you get? Hard to get good action shots like these.
  4. CollieMan Experienced Member

    I ended up getting a Fuji FinePix S8000fd. I was close to biting the bullet and getting a digital SLR as I love taking photos but (a) they're really expensive, (b) my partner wouldn't know how to use it and wouldn't have any desire to learn, and (c) I didn't want to be carrying lenses around with me.

    The Fuji provided an 18x optical zoom and then a further digital zoom, with various settings. It seemed like a decent bridge between our existing camera and a Digital SLR.

    The action shots on the Fuji is just a case of switching to "Sports" mode, though you can, if you want to, change the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and more besides.

    It's a decent camera.
  5. Jean Cote Administrator

    Nice pics, the third one is the best! Is the black and white achieved with the Camera or an editing software?
  6. sarhaspups New Member

    Nice pictures!! Thanks for sharing them!! :)
  7. CollieMan Experienced Member

    It's achieved via editing software. It's a platinum effect, which emulates the old platinum developing process which was popular between 1873 to 1920. I think it's a bit more interesting than just bog-standard black & white.
  8. Jean Cote Administrator

    Yeah I think it's pretty cool!

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