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Ed
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Joined March 17th, 2010


Welcome to my Photo blog!

This is the place I like to show off some of my favourite images. I'm based in North Norfolk, England, and shoot mainly for fun!

I find myself frustrated because I can’t seem to get the kind of images that others achieve! I'm a relative newcomer to digital photography and currently use a Canon EOS 40D Starting out at a novice / beginers level.

It's my intention to post some of my photos here for family, friends, and others to view and hopefully comment upon.

Moving up to a digital SLR has been a steep learning curve for me, the 1st few shots to get a feel for the camera were in Auto mode, but I have since gone into Aperture priority (Av) mode to hopefully be more creative, shallow depth of field and bokeh really appeal to me, and this I hope to master over the coming months.

Subjects that really appeal to me are, mainly landscape and nature, as well as candid / street style photography.

I intend to post my images here as frequently as possible, but feel I'm unable to post images with little interest just for the sake of posting something. The photos I do post have to mean something to me or give me some sense of acheivment, for that reason there will be periods where I don't post as often as I would like to!

I really don't have the "know how" for post processing photo's, so my images are pretty much straight out of the camera, with exception of "Auto enhance" in Photoshop.

Digital photo processing I now realise is equally as important as capturing the image to start with, so I guess I need to learn Photoshop over the coming months too! :)

I always love receiving comments so please let me know what you think using the comments function. If you have anything to add that could help improve my photos, like better composition, Aperture, (DOF), ISO settings etc, your comments or critique are most welcome.

Thank you for looking at my photo blog


My equipment consists of the following:

Cameras:
Canon EOS 40D SLR

Lenses:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Tripod:
Giottos MTL9251B + MH5001 Head
Giottos MH7001 Ball Head
Giottos Monopod

Camera bag:
Crumpler Muffin Top 7500

Other Accessories:
Canon EW-73B (17-85mm) Lens Hood
Canon ET-65B (70-300) Lens hood
Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch
Metz Mecablitz 36AF Flashgun
Hoya Pro-1 Digital UV


On my "Wish List" are:

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR
Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L
+ Hoya HD CIR-Polarizing filter

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djnana · 2010-05-11: 22:37
djnana Ed, I've been missing your posts - hope everything is well with you. Hurry back to PB!
RayNvb · 2010-04-24: 09:52
RayNvb
Love #6 Ray, very good!
Thanks ED! I'll visit you now.
????? · 2010-04-23: 21:34
?????
# 1 & 3 are great :)
hahhahaha...thanks so much for saying so...I greatly appreciate your dropping by. :-)))
flamee · 2010-04-20: 17:43
flamee
Reply ⇔ Marienplatz
You do HDR so well my friend!
Cheers! Thank you for a great compliment.
flamee · 2010-04-20: 16:50
flamee
Like shot # 1, nice DOF
Many thanks for the comment - Greatly appreciated :-)
djnana · 2010-04-20: 12:27
djnana
Amazing sights Brenda
Thanks so much, Ed! We got up at 4:45 this morning and I'm going to post my sunrise shots over the Grand Canyon for Wednesday - what a way to start the day!!
Bushman · 2010-04-19: 17:57
Bushman
Nice image, lovely flower!
thanks ! there will be couple more in the next few days :)
ou make really great pictures. I love 6 in your last post. Great colours, and it plays tricks with my eyes (mind actually :)), lines on a photo bends its edges... maybe it's just me,... anyway love it!
RayNvb · 2010-04-19: 13:57
RayNvb
Ray these are super, great idea my friend :)
Thank you very much!
Ryana · 2010-04-18: 14:21
Ryana
Lovely colourful shots
;o)
Thank you.
Ryana · 2010-04-18: 14:20
Ryana
Excellent shots
Thnk you.
It was the first time a made a shoot like this.
I hope the mom will like the result.
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