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Some cracking shots there fella. If you look at my thread I have a very similar image of the durham one. I think its a fairly popular shot. I too would have liked the waterfall one with a ND filter to lengthen the exposure.

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There's a possibility that the exposure isn't quite right on some of them (and a hint of lean) because I processed them on a laptop which doesn't have the best screen.

 

No ND filter, as they were taken with a compact.

 

EDIT: the waterfall is The Falls of Falloch, north of Loch Lomond.

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There's a possibility that the exposure isn't quite right on some of them (and a hint of lean) because I processed them on a laptop which doesn't have the best screen.

 

No ND filter, as they were taken with a compact.

 

EDIT: the waterfall is The Falls of Falloch, north of Loch Lomond.

 

You took them with a compact? hats off to you mate they look DSLR standard and so I'd say you've done extremely well to capture such good pics.

 

As for the laptop screen I had the same problem for a while, I ended up investing in a £250 screen as I realised that laptops aren't really the best thing to edit pics on but obviously thats a pretty major outlay and not for everyone.

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You took them with a compact? hats off to you mate they look DSLR standard and so I'd say you've done extremely well to capture such good pics.

 

As for the laptop screen I had the same problem for a while, I ended up investing in a £250 screen as I realised that laptops aren't really the best thing to edit pics on but obviously thats a pretty major outlay and not for everyone.

 

Yep, everything I've posted on here I took with one of these: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonictz5/

 

They're a bit better than a standard point-and-click but they don't give full control. I obviously use a tripod for the low light ones, and give my pics a bit more pop with lightroom, but other than that, it just learning to get the best out of a compact.

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You took them with a compact? hats off to you mate they look DSLR standard and so I'd say you've done extremely well to capture such good pics.

 

As for the laptop screen I had the same problem for a while, I ended up investing in a £250 screen as I realised that laptops aren't really the best thing to edit pics on but obviously thats a pretty major outlay and not for everyone.

 

Yep, everything I've posted on here I took with one of these: http://www.dpreview....s/panasonictz5/

 

They're a bit better than a standard point-and-click but they don't give full control. I obviously use a tripod for the low light ones, and give my pics a bit more pop with lightroom, but other than that, it just learning to get the best out of a compact.

 

Looks like a nice camera but like you say you'll always be limited by its functions... but just shows it's not all about equipment and if you have a good eye for a photograph you can sometimes achieve better results than someone with better kit.

 

Have you not considered upgrading to a DSLR? I think it'd be a good move and something you'd enjoy

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No, I couldn't be doing with a bag full of lenses, and swapping & changing them all the time. I might go for a bridge camera like this: http://www.dpreview....group/page8.asp

 

That's just a misconception mate, get yourself a good wide angle lens and you can use it for pretty much everything. I only use 2 lenses which are my 17-50mm Tamron zoom and a 50mm prime, however I hardly use the prime unless its for portraits and even then a lot of the time I just use the wide angle tamrom because of the style of portraits I do.

 

Bridge cameras are ok but I have never really fully understood why people would go for one over a DSLR... image quality etc isn't as good and they are as or more expensive than a decent DSLR.

 

You can actually get great pics just using the kit wide angle lens that comes with the DSLR that will still give better picture quality than a bridge camera... the insect pic I posted from the comp I entered was just with the standard kit lens.

 

Like I said bridge cameras are fine, I guess each to their own, but for the price I dont think they are good value fo rmoney and limit the user from progressing due to the lack of functions and lens options should you start to outgrow it.

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