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theMusicMan 10th February 2008 10:31 PM

Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Hey everyone - hope you're all well.

We went out for a lovely walk today; firstly to Langorse Lake - but the trail we were hoping to follow was totally flooded, so we then went to Llangynydr along the river for a few miles and then back along the (empty, due to break in wall downstream) canal.

Heather, as usual, in her explorative manner (and wellingtons), went across the flooded river and onto the walkway, whilst we in our hiking boots couldn't follow. The dogs did though... :)

Here's Jim doing a leap of faith when Jen called him back... :)

Jim | Rosie | Poppy (black & tan)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a..._of_faith2.jpg

emirpprime 10th February 2008 10:40 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Great capture John! Perfect timing and pin sharp.
Hope you all made it home mostly dry ;)
Phil

PeterD 10th February 2008 10:42 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Hi John,

Glad its not just me taking the dogs for a walk at the same time taking photos;)

Love the shot. Its the sort of action I like to get into. The expressions (yes dogs do have their own expressions) are well captured.

Its been great weather these last couple of days and its been too good to stay in. Lets hope it continues.

Kind regards

PeterD

art frames 10th February 2008 10:42 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theMusicMan (Post 7030)
Hey everyone - hope you're all well.


Here's Jim doing a leap of faith when Jen called him back... :)

Jim | Rosie | Poppy (black & tan)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a..._of_faith2.jpg

Nice caught in action shot John... were you in the water? it seems that from the angles.

Peter

theMusicMan 10th February 2008 10:47 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Thanks folks... we had a great day today - just the weather.

I wasn't actually in the water there Peter, was using the 70-300 from a distance of about 20yds. The image isn't a crop, but was set to 300mm.

This is the field we should have been able to walk across...:eek:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...ded_field2.jpg

PeterD 10th February 2008 10:57 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
John,

Looks very challenging:eek:. I would have thought even wellies were out of the question. There you are, strolling across in wellies when oops, 3" of water becomes 3' as you step into a drainage ditch you had forgotten about. At least the E3 should survive:rolleyes:.

Kind regards

PeterD

theMusicMan 10th February 2008 11:12 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Hehe... yes indeed Peter - we decided not to venture out and to move elsewhere for our afternoons walk. I think this one is a summer walk really :) We ended up at another walk only 5 miles from where we were - very lucky really.

I recently purchased a great 'walkers' book for the Brecon Beacons area from an eBay seller that details all manner of graded walks - all are very interesting. There are books in this series that cover all areas of the country.

Pete_VN52 10th February 2008 11:20 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Excellent! Love the determined expression! Funny how dogs don't mind getting wet on a walk, but kick them outside in the rain and you never hear the end of it! Well, until you let them back in, anyway!

art frames 11th February 2008 09:15 AM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theMusicMan (Post 7037)

I wasn't actually in the water there Peter, was using the 70-300 from a distance of about 20yds.

This lens does begin to look interesting. I am sure the light is a big factor but sharpness seems fine.

I still think the 2.0 converter for my 50-200 might win. Could I justify both?!?

If only it went to 400 rather than 300.

Peter

PS the floods picture is nice too!

theMusicMan 11th February 2008 09:36 AM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Hey Peter

Thanks for the comments.

I must be honest, I really do like the 70-300 lens and seem to be getting along with it quite well. You are right, the light factor does have some play in the images produced with this lens - but then again, isn't this the case with all lenses... :)

The light for that image was very good; a bright sunny day, lots of light. EXIF data was - 1/500th @ f7.1 and ISO400

Ellie 11th February 2008 01:42 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
They're both lovely pictures, the first is spot on - shows the determination of the dogs.

As for the 70-300, I'm loving it! I think it'll take over from the 40-150, I'll be taking it on holiday with the 14-42.

PeterD 11th February 2008 02:08 PM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie (Post 7110)
They're both lovely pictures, the first is spot on - shows the determination of the dogs.

As for the 70-300, I'm loving it! I think it'll take over from the 40-150, I'll be taking it on holiday with the 14-42.

Ellie

I have the 70-300 lens on the E3 most of the time. The 12-60 lens is on the E500. Both of which I carry in the nice Oly Back Pack:D.

This combination gives me a good focal length range and, at the same time, makes sure that IS is available to the long telephoto. The other lenses are carried in my back pack but seldom used now;).

Kind regards

PeterD

Garrie 15th February 2008 08:27 AM

Re: Our dog doing a 'Leap of Faith..." :)
 
Really like this shot John and love the dogs eyes, honestly the sharpness you get never fails to amaze me.

I'm really looking forward to trying out the develop file for LR you sent me.

Cheers
Gar


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