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Landscapes with Canon G9

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Mayank, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Hello again, friends. I've not been active here for sometime; not active as a photographer actually owing to work demands. Last week, when I went out on a birding outing (main agenda) to Sambhar lake (Rajasthan, India) with some friends, I took my Canon PowerShot G9 along. We were lucky to witness an amazing sunset at the lake and I thought some of the photographs I got were worth sharing here. They were shot in RAW (I used a polariser on the Lensmate adapter to control the water reflections) and processed in ACR and Photoshop. Thanks for looking!

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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Gorgeous colours Mayank. Beautifully serene final shot. Thanks for posting :)
     
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  3. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    Stunning lanscapes with lovely colors.
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Welcome back - some great shots there.
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Beautiful!! Lovely colors. Second photo is my favorite. Great job!
     
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  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Great to see you again mate. Amazing what such an old , out-dated, tiny sensor can achieve :wink: Very nice work and the colours are extraordinary, very special moments shared. Thanks.
     
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  7. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

    230
    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Thanks for your kind comments, everyone!
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Proof that it's the person behind the camera!

    Yeah, I know. Sounds like an oxymoron coming from a gearhead.
     
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  9. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Thanks again for your kind comments. A polarising filter makes a huge difference to outdoor shoots, particularly landscapes and I would hesitate to do a serious outdoor shoot (with a compact) without a polariser. In fact, I have not come across too many discussions on the internet about using a polariser on compact cameras and I wonder if any of you use one on occasions?
     
  10. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    Dec 8, 2011
    London, UK
    Thanks for beautiful photos Mayank and is like an eye opener for me that what one can do with G9 and polarizer filter. No, the only time I used polarizer was very bad time. I used it on my UW lens (tokina 11-16mm) and results were good but too dramatic for me. Sky from one side was darker than the other. I took it totally wrong and never used it again. I know its good for wide angle to standard lenses and maybe I should give it a try as I bought one for my 40mm FE Pany lens, specially after seeing those crispy reflections in water, from your photos. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I used to use a circular polarizer with an Oly 14-54 lens. But never got another one for any of my other lenses. But I do recall seeing a big difference, particularly with reducing glare.
     
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  12. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

    230
    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    I bought lens adapter tubes with almost every A series Canon PowerShot I had (A95, A620, A640, A590 IS, A 720 IS) and the G9 and used them with polarising filters on many occasions for water and sky shots. My old film era linear polariser works perfectly on a Canon A590 IS! What a pity Canon or even most other camera manufacturers for that matter, no longer make lens / filter adapters for compacts. Lensmateonline.com has found a solution by offering 'quick change' filter adapters that stick to the front of a compact lens. I believe their adapters can fit on lenses of many other compacts and not just the camera models they advertise. For example, I found that the diameter of my Canon SX130IS lens is exactly the same as that of a Canon G10/11/12 and therefore it would take the Lensmate quick change adapter for G10 (but I haven't yet ordered).
     
  13. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Mayank, welcome back, lovely shots!
     
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  14. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

    230
    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Work calls and I need to hibernate again :-( Hope to be back sooner than later; thanks a ton for all your kind comments.