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My first DSLR! Nikon D40

Posted 12-02-2007 at 06:16 PM by CJ Swartz (First there was Photography...)
Updated 12-03-2007 at 10:22 PM by CJ Swartz

The prices went down on the Nikon D40 kit, and my resistance went down further, resulting in my proud ownership of a new DSLR. The weather changed from our typical sunny days to thick, dark clouds, rain and wind. I took some test shots of the cats, the furniture, the printer, and waited for the sun.

I'm still waiting, but the rain stopped and the skies lightened up enough to get out and find something new to shoot. I took some shots of the thick clouds hovering over the Superstition...
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Why this equipment for panoramas?

Posted 11-30-2007 at 09:01 AM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

When I shoot panoramas, the camera sits on top of a Bogen - Manfrotto 055XB tripod with a Bogen-Manfrotto 488RC4 Midi Ball Head using the RC4 Rapid Connect System.

Why did I chose this tripod combination?

The ideal tripod is light, solid and cheap. Unfortunately, and to paraphrase a local expression, that is "pie in the sky": a virtual impossibility. You can have 2 out of 3, but you will never get all of them.

For me money is always an issue,...
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For all my friends @ RP!!

Posted 11-30-2007 at 03:56 AM by Flora (Flora's Blog)
Updated 12-13-2007 at 12:00 AM by Flora

My "disappearing acts" ....

First, thanks to everybody who has contacted me during my long and many absences from RetouchPRO, to ask if I was all right!!!

Fact is ... I live like a "gypsy" ... My husband and I spend 6 months in Europe (Italy-Germany-UK), and 6 months in South Africa.
I consider myself very lucky for this, but, there are many disadvantages as well... the worst are:
  • doubled possibility of problems
  • half
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Newbie blog!!

Posted 11-30-2007 at 02:57 AM by Flora (Flora's Blog)
Updated 12-12-2007 at 11:59 PM by Flora

I have to admit that I still haven't fully understood what exactly a "blog" is!!

At first I thought it was only a kind of diary ... and, well... I never kept one even as a teenager ....

Reading on I have realized that it is more than that ... but still, I'm not sure of how to go about keeping one...

So, please, bear with me...
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New panorama links

Posted 11-28-2007 at 06:19 PM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

Once in a while I come across examples of work that make me realize how much I still have to learn

View and enjoy these examples
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