A couple from my morning out.

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by soundfanz, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    Out and about at the Botanical Gardens in Brisbane.
    Used my X-100 to take these shots, post processed using the basic software bundled with the Camera. But I do have Lightroom 3 on the way. :)



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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I like your choice of mono here.
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    +1 to that, I specially like the rendering of the second pic
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I didn't realise there were statues and artwork like that out at Toowong; I guess that shows how long it's been since I've been out to the botanical gardens. At least I recognise the dome, though :)
  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Love this one!
  6. The statue worked really well from this angle! And I love the lobster. Having just crawled out after my nanna nap I was a bit astonished,.. thought it was real for 3 seconds! *rubs eyes*
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Very nice Soundfanz! If you shoot RAW, the X100 also has in-camera processing, which does a fair job. Welcome to the forum!
  8. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    Thanks to everyone for the comments. I must say that my hands aren't exactly the steadiest, so I tend to lose a lot of shots when I PP at home. I might buy one of those stabalizing strap devices that you attach to your trousers/shorts which apparently help with keeping the camera steady.
    I do have a tripod which will fix those problems but they do restrict ones mobility while out hunting shots. :)
  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Nice shots mate, I'm with the herd on this one - the second is a fave. For steadiness have you considered a monopod - some of the newer models fold up nice and small? Or how's about a Gorillapod?

    Out of curiosity do you shoot through the viewfinder or via the LCD. I know I'm probably telling you how to suck eggs but the VF will steady the cam and give you a stop or two advantage.

    Well that's my know-all rant done :blush:

    Thanks for sharing mate....looking forward to more.
  10. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    G'day stillshunter, I will keep in mind the monopod and the Gorillapod. I use both the EV and the LCD equally, today though all were using the LCD. And your not telling me to suck eggs, I have so much to learn.... but am loving the ride. :)