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Forum: Foto Fair 5th July 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Paulg1
An hour down at the beach today.

I posted my favourite of todays in Looking for perfection, I wonder what people will say??

But here's the rest from a quick wander along the seafront. A flavour of Torrox, Malaga Spain - Could...
Forum: Looking for improvement 5th July 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Paulg1
Lady with bag.

First go in this section, looking forward to any replies!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Torrox5July1_5.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36388)

Regards
paul
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd July 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Paulg1
More FPS needed!!

Watching the finch's eating sunflower seeds this morning and noticed this chap - straight out of the camera, only resized for posting. Will have to try again and see if I can get the moment of...
Forum: The lounge 1st July 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,142
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Olympus Ignored By Media & Retailers?

Well here's the reply from Olympus, make your own assumptions. Apparently I have a "dealer" down on the coast so will check out what stock they have (although being able to view it on Google earth...
Forum: The lounge 1st July 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,142
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Olympus Ignored By Media & Retailers?

Olympus ignored by Olympus?

I want to upgrade from my E-410 but can't afford the top spec E5. Lets see what else is available from the on-line Olympus shop.......
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Forum: Foto Fair 28th June 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Finch feeding & a locust.

Yes, had a fun afternoon sweating my **** off. Started in the shade on the terrace then moved upstairs to the roof, kneeling by the balcony overlooking the sunflowers. Hand held but I tried resting...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th June 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Paulg1
Finch feeding & a locust.

The finch's are loving the sunflower seeds:

And the locust was loving the sun the other week (or it might have been ill, it didn't move for a while - I would have taken more but I think my 410...
Forum: Olympus E-5 27th June 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Olympus tel number ( Portugal )

Just typed in Olympus Portugal in Google and got their website - not sure if this is what you're after but at least there are some numbers to try.

http://www.olympus.pt/corporate/contactus.cfm
Forum: Foto Fair 26th June 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By Paulg1
Thumbs up Re: Poppy field

Lovely images, I prefer the first one. I know some people prefer to have everything in focus but a bit of soft focussing can create a nice effect.

I've been checking out some Orton effect images,...
Forum: The lounge 26th June 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,142
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Olympus Ignored By Media & Retailers?

So you want to upgrade your 410, you buy three photo mags and expect to see articles/reviews of the OLYMPUS E system.

I'm not a subscriber to any mags, a friend brought over a copy of Digital...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd June 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Lens Baby maybe Picasa Soft Focus?

Well there you go, if I hadn't posted I wouldn't have heard of the Orton effect, further internet reading ahead for me!

Originals to appease:-
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Boats.jpg...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd June 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Lens Baby maybe Picasa Soft Focus?

Ian

Cheers, no offence taken. There have been plenty of times where I've wasted more than half an hour of my life and never got back, most of them when I worked as a civil servant for 20 odd...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd June 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Paulg1
Lens Baby maybe Picasa Soft Focus?

Had a go at using the soft focus function in Picasa to create a lens baby effect: Just for fun and to share some different pics.

1:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/EBoats.jpg...
Forum: Olympus E-410 15th June 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,974
Posted By Paulg1
Smile Re: e-410 lense advice needed

Hi Fiona

Glad you found the forum, happy reading and look forward to seeing some pics.

Hoorah!! an E-410 user. Like you, I've had my E-410 for a few years, but got the 2 lens kit (299 from...
Forum: Software 19th May 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By Paulg1
Re: simple person needs simple answers to simple questions

Hi

I'm in the same boat regarding software, using Master and Picasa too, so will be interested to see others comments.

I changed the background on Master as I too wasn't keen on the black...
Forum: Foto Fair 19th April 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Paulg1
Indoor flower shots

Cloudy day today so picked a couple of flowers to try some window light shots (with a shaving mirror to reflect some light (I may work up to buying a flash one day). And a bit of playing in Picasa...
Forum: Foto Fair 14th April 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Landscape with Polarising filter

Hi thanks for the comments.
Zuiko: yes a bit of a change of scenery from Basildon, we've rented out our property there to rent a place here for a year or two.

Ulfric: Not exactly sure but I...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th April 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Paulg1
Landscape with Polarising filter

Not really done much in the way of landscapes but I got a polariser and thought i'd give it a go as there were a few clouds about at the beginning of March. Will have to drive up the mountain again...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th April 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Paulg1
Re: E-410 + 14-42

Thanks for all the comments, yes it's been interesting watching these go about their daily business and fun trying to get the pics.
1: I think they just hold on and suck out the juicy bits...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th April 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Paulg1
E-410 + 14-42

Not sure what this white spider is but it likes to eat bees and I hadn't noticed the little flies crawling over them when I took 2 & 3:

1:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/12_.jpg...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th April 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By Paulg1
E-410 + 70-300 - some more

Comments always welcome but just some more to share of my attempts with the 70-300 on my E-410 (all hand held so have been trying to hold it steady and get the shutter speed above the focal length)
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Forum: Foto Fair 10th April 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Paulg1
E-410 + 70-300

Yesterday morning trying to get close with the 70-300. The sun to the left and a shaving mirror on the right to reflect more light onto the subject. Also tried sharpening in Olympus software but not...
Forum: Olympus E-520 3rd April 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Paulg1
Re: Black/missing image?

Hi Janet
I'm sure there was a thread about this sort of problem a while back but I can't find it. I've been having the same issue with my E-410 and new 70-300 so would be interested if others have...
Forum: Foto Fair 10th February 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Paulg1
More Pics: E410/70-300

Just sharing some more pics having been snapping away the last couple of weeks:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Almondblos2.jpg
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Heli.jpg...
Forum: Foto Fair 10th February 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Paulg1
Re: E-410 + 70-300

Yes I'm having great fun with the big lens, don't know what to point it at first!

I'm told that the plant is a Madagascan Buddlea, certainly doing it's job of attracting the insects - more...
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