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Hey fellow nutcases,
I uploaded 674 Riff pictures to the brand new Dream Models gallery.
Have fun watching.
And thanks to Paul as well, love them all, thanks for sharing...
CRB sent me his pictures on a CD.
I have uploaded 387 of them today. It took me a looooong time. :shock:
Some are really very beautiful.
They can be found here : http://www.dream-models.com/album/riff2004-crb
Colin, just seen the riff pictures....fantastic...the ground to air pictures are some of the best I've ever seen.
I miscalculated the upload. It's still going on............ 50 to go
Check back tomorow guys.
I simply loved the way he documented RIFF. Everyone did something a little different and saw different aspect of RIFF. Collin just added another beautiful piece of the montage.
Collin's compositions were excellent. His exposures, depth of field, moving pans, shutter speeds, etc. is something you don't see very often as most just point and shoot with digital.
If I was wearing a hat, I'd tip it to you, thanks, nicely done.
>>you don't see very often as most just point and shoot with digital.<<
LOL, Collin wasn't using a point a shoot digital. He was using a Canon Digital Rebel (300D) digital SLR with a Sigma lens.
If you noticed Collin was in the picture where he was standing next to Radd and Neil while Neil was flying Radd's Raptor. I took that picture.
I fell in love with the camera so much that I came home and bought one.
Now I carry the camera in my backpack that goes everywhere with me.
No no, you're misunderstanding me, sorry for the confusion. I knew he was using the Rebel, I'm hoping to get one myself as you have, especially having seen his work and your praise of it as well.
I didn't mean he was using a "point and shoot digital" camera, I meant most people only "point and shoot" a digital camera. It was clear in his pictures that he was using the other modes available that most folks don't understand how to use. The difference is he was able to capture lighting and motion that most can't, IE. panning so the background was motion, exposures that showed the prop in motion, framing, foreground/background lighing, etc, spot on. (Again, tip hat here)
You're going to love it Hansen, it gets good reviews, and in my opinion is the best for the money, hands down. Bring yours to '05 so I can play with it, not sure I'll be able to purchase one by then.
I think you guys are going to like your Rebel's even more than you might think - I've just got to fess up: I was too busy watching what was going on and enjoying myself at the RIFF, so most of the pictures WERE point-and-shoot! It's such a good camera, just set it up and forget it!!
Only weak point is the same as ALL SLR's with a built-in flash: It is good for about an inch from the camera!! :grin: So I'll definitely be toting a flash gun if I get to another RIFF. (Don't get me wrong, I really like having a flash on the camera even if it is a bit weak. Better an underexposed shot than a missed one.)
The lens could do with being a bit faster, but the factoring of the lens ('cos the ccd is smaller than a 35 mm frame) makes a 300 mm max into a 460 mm max - nice for trying to capture helis flashing around! :)
Anyway, thanks for the compliments of the pictures (you show exceptional stamina in ploughing through them!) but a lot of it goes to the camera.
>>I didn't mean he was using a "point and shoot digital" camera<<
Sorry I misunderstood that part.
>>IE. panning so the background was motion<<
You are absolutely right. Those pictures with the blurred background really hit me hard. It just felt great watching the photos.
>>exposures that showed the prop in motion<<
Yup, most of my other photos with the point and shoot will stop the blades in the air making it looked unreal.
Yup, the tight frame ones with Radd flying the Golden ECO were gorgeous. The ones with me flying the duration ECO was unflattering. I didn't know I looked that bad. :grin: :grin: The last time any one took picture of me that tight was my dad when I was really young. ;)
>> You're going to love it Hansen, it gets good reviews<<
Yeah I read a lot of reviews before I decided on that. I was choosing between the Sony 717 and the Canon Rebel. The click of the SLR mirror won me over. :grin: I am still a die hard SLR fan.
>>So I'll definitely be toting a flash gun if I get to another RIFF.<<
Yeah I found that out also. Even if I was trying to do a close up of my ECO 8 the built in flash will only light up portion of the heli.
Have you tried the hot shoe with a speed light. I stuck a Sunpak on top but it wasn't dedicated to the Canon so it wasn't very automatic. However with a more manual setup I can get a pretty good coverage.
I have a Sunpack hand held that I want to try with a slave unit so the built in flash will trigger the slave unit for bigger coverage.
Actually some of your slower shutter speed natural light shots were very pleasing.
I bought mine with the stock 18 to 55 mm lens and I love it. I was taught always get up to your subject when I was taking photography lessons so I never use a long telephoto much.
[quote The ones with me flying the duration ECO was unflattering. I didn't know I looked that bad. :grin: :grin:
The click of the SLR mirror won me over. :grin: I am still a die hard SLR fan. [/quote]
Hahaha... LOL... Funny how we look at ourselves, I hate myself in pictures. To be quite honest with you, you did photograph well as did you lovely wife.
I was going to ask you what lens you went with, thanks for reading my mind.
Ahhhh yes, the click of an SLR, nothing like it and I miss it...
ps. we better stop, QRB's gonna get a big head, haha...
>>To be quite honest with you, you did photograph well as did you lovely wife.<<
Hey Crash, flattery is going to get you everywhere. :grin:
>> the click of an SLR, nothing like it and I miss it... <<
Yeah I missed it too since I stopped using my Nikon F2 and Mamiya 645 and went to point and shoot.
>>we better stop, QRB's gonna get a big head, haha... <<
ROFL! He is big all over. :grin: Damn guy just tower over me when he takes a picture over my shoulder. :grin: :grin: :grin:
Here's the only picture in existance (I think) of all the Riffers that were there all week.
The Riffers (http://www.btinternet.com/~bejay_uk/Riffers.jpg)
I know everyone except for the guy in the "Wheres Waldo" shirt next to wolf 6 and Pinup!....
Buzz... that picture is priceless....Thanks for the memories
Ah , what a crew, truly was a glorious couple of days we spent there. oh wait it was a week., What they say about time.
Buzz, crashProned is missing :(
Hey, and so is Steve Cayuse. :( :(
And Tim and Terry :( :( :(
I'll have to photoshop them in somehow. Can you mail me the original picture? :) :)
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