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Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by David Stringer, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    Hello all, well the new GF1 arrived on my doorstep this morning so i've had an interesting day so far getting to grips with it. Up to now i've been a point and shoot guy and this is my first serious camera so I'm sure i'll have a few questions in the coming weeks. Anyway this is my first attempt, steep learning curve here i come!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_stringer/4332702804/" title="Swords by Dave Stringer, on Flickr"> 4332702804_b23131d8c3_b. "1024" height="726" alt="Swords" /></a>
     
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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Wow, David - that is outstanding! and welcome to the home of m4/3rds... with talent like that, I know that you're going to feel right at home :hail:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    Thankyou very much Brian, im enjoying the camera alot, so many possibilities.
     
  4. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Welcome to the forum, David. Great to start off with a wonderful photograph :bravo-009:

    Might want to check out the Contests tab at the top :smile:.
     
  6. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    Thanks for the welcome everyone, its much appreciated
     
  7. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Pretty spot on that image! nice B&W, well done!

    Did you post process it or is that straight out the camera? If so what setting did you use?

    I have had a Canon 450d and 40d and the GF1 is my fave out the 3.
     
  8. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    Hi Andy,

    The only post processing was a slight contrast adjustment in Photoshop and then the B&W conversion through Nik Silver Efex Pro

    Settings were f1.7 1/30 ISO 200
     
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  9. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    I had a look at Nik silver Efex pro and it does look very very good but BOY is it expensive!!! I have lightroom 2.5 which has loads of presets that i downloaded of the net which gives me a good starting point and i go from there.
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome David and glad you've jumped in here so fast.

    I don't know how steep that learning curve is. You're way past me.

    Congrats on your new camera!
     
  11. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Welcome David!