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chasing the moon - breedtsnek at night
« on: October 08, 2006, 11:12:06 am »
after seeing my wife off on her all-girls weekend, i wondered what to do. not in the mood for partying. then i recalled that it will be full moon over the weekend. mmm, it would make for some interesting pics - i need to learn about my camera and this is perfect. where to go? the highest point in the vicinity, out of town is breedtsnek. so, on the bike!
getting there on the gravel was quite a rush, riding at night. then, once at the top, man, what a view still! and the animal sounds...luckily it was not 'lisa se klavier'.
i decided to go back the sat eve as well, as this was the night of the full moon. cuteness thought it was a good idea and he joined me on this run. here are the pics of the two nights in no particular order (still have a lot to learn about the camera and general photography). and yes, some have undergone 'processing', especially the ones taken in 'raw' format.

ps unfortunately the pics always come out darker on the forum...





















































 

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 12:01:09 pm »
Wow Wino, some very very nice piccies there. Belissimo! 8)
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006, 12:07:54 pm »
Nice one Wino - bit scarred of night rides myself - but I intend to do another bush sleepover in the Karoo soon.

My camara is obviously far inferior to yours - cannot get such magnificent shots.

BTW, managed to end the life of my TA speedo cable last weekend. No stock in RSA I am told - will see if they can fix it at the 42thou service next Wed. <GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE> :roll:
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006, 12:18:41 pm »
Quote from: "droffarc"
BTW, managed to end the life of my TA speedo cable last weekend.


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Re: chasing the moon - breedtsnek at night
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2006, 04:22:15 pm »
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Thanks for the report and pics.....this one is excellent, I have copied it if you don't mind :)  :)
 

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Great pics
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2006, 05:23:29 pm »
Great pics!  What camera?  Carrying a tripod?  Thanks for sharing! :)
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2006, 11:24:56 pm »
Mate superb shots, making for a very unique report!  I like a lot :D

Nothing better than when the wife goes on an all-girl weekend is there...... :wink:  That's when I do my best adventuring :twisted:
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2006, 06:29:16 am »
Wino

Some simply awesome pics there, really kewl...
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Re: Great pics
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006, 07:44:24 am »
Quote from: "SGB"
Great pics!  What camera?  Carrying a tripod?  Thanks for sharing! :)


nikon d50, and yes, carrying a tripod. the tripod i've got is a little flimsy for the weight of the d50, so i'll be looking for a new one.

apologies, i see that there are a few duplicates :oops:
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2006, 08:48:01 am »
Nice Wino.. really cool pics there...
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2006, 09:15:10 am »
Very original and novel idead there Wino. Well done! Great pics.
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2006, 10:01:47 am »
You got the BEEEG balls dude. Me, I am bang for the goggas and other critter that are out and about at night.  :shock:  Yip, banggat for the dark.  :lol: But I did enjoy your report! :thumbup:
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2006, 10:11:43 am »
I'm more bangat for the crooks !

Lekka man, some interesting work with the camera.
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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2006, 10:13:42 am »
Nice one Wino, respect for doing it in the dark (side of the moon)
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2006, 12:16:29 pm »
Very nice. I thought I should share this with you, that Friday evening was the start of the Chinese moon festival, celebrated by eating moon-cakes.
Not that I am chinese, but most of my esteemed clients are!

Nice report, great camera. :wink:

A question tho - what "film speed" (iso) did you have it set on...good clarity for such low level of light..? I am a een photographer, but find schlepping the big camera a pain in the butt. Do you have a special back pack or sumting?
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2006, 12:41:15 pm »
can't recall the iso. next time i'll take about 5 pics on different settings, ie shutter speed & iso to get to grips with the ins and outs. usually, i ride with the camera in my tankbag, otherwise in the tailbag in its own carry case, further wrapped in soft clothing. should be getting a pelican case though. yeah, it's a schlep carrying it around, and not practical if you want quick aim and shoot.