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    New Camera

    Finally convinced myself to buy a DSLR. (Last serious camera I had used film.) Ended up buying a refurbished Nikon D3400 with 2 lenses: 18-55mm and 70-300mm. I'm still pretty clumsy at remembering which buttons to use to do which thing, but have managed to grab a few nice photos along with the mistakes.









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    Nice work! Bet that Martin plays purty ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalecosp View Post
    Nice work! Bet that Martin plays purty ....
    It's their made in Mexico model that I could actually afford -- especially since my skill level doesn't warrant anything better. But it does sound pretty nice.
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    Kind of like this one...



    And without the zoom lens, but adding a gradient filter to balance the sky a bit...

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    Pictures look nice, although is that water.... Flowing?
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    It's actually tidal: flows out more than in, but definitely goes both ways.

    My theory is that the name "Meadowlands" was colonial realtor-speak for "marshland".
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogDog View Post
    It's actually tidal: flows out more than in, but definitely goes both ways.

    My theory is that the name "Meadowlands" was colonial realtor-speak for "marshland".
    Could be, with a bunch of accents mixed together it would make sense.

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    I love the vibrant colors in this one, and I didn't edit it at all, other than to crop it a bit.

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    I thought this one came out pretty nice...



    ...and this was last night's sunset.

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    Nice shots! The duck in particular is fascinating with the reflection ....
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    Took a lot of tries to get a photo of this little guy that was in focus and not motion-blurred -- and it's only half of him/her (a Yellow Warbler, I believe).

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    Seems nice and bright, photoshop the colour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluelessPHP View Post
    Seems nice and bright, photoshop the colour?
    Nope, just cropped it. (Maybe adjusted exposure a bit, but as I recall, those colors were nice and vivid straight out of the camera.
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    Will you take pictures of the eclipse tonight?..or today from your point of view
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluelessPHP View Post
    Will you take pictures of the eclipse tonight?..or today from your point of view
    Nope: we got a tad under 75% coverage here in NJ, so nothing all that exciting, but interesting (it was noticeably dimmer that you would expect for the partially cloudy skies). I had no desire to risk the sensor on my camera, but I did get this indirect view via my phone camera and a pair of binoculars I keep at my desk for watching wildlife:

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