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Grimaldi's | Apr 22nd, 2005
22 | April

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General: 5:59 PM on 4/21/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/250sec | f/5.6 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -1/3
Flash: No

Yesterday evening I had dinner at Grimaldi's Pizzeria with fellow photoblogger, Abe Savona.

As I was walking to Grimaldi's I was taking some shots. I liked how the light hit this fountain and the motion of the water, so I decided to take a couple of shots of it. I noticed there was someone in the background but thought it would still make a good picture. I then had the thought "Hey, it'd be awsome of that was Abe in this shot...then I could use it for tomorrow's post." As I took the camera away from my eye, he waved, and I realized that, in fact, it was Abe in the background. He showed me his new Rebel XT...very cool! I'd really like to upgrade sometime in the next 6 months, but do I spend the extra money on a 20D?

Again, having trouble deciding whether I preffer b&w or color. I think the color is slightly better because of the warm tones in the fountain, but I really don't know.

Also, the photo isn't tilted, it's just the lense distortion at 18mm. I absolutely hate photos that aren't level (that are meant to be, of course), so I wouldn't be that careless...lol

categories: architecture people

Thoughts of: philip
April 22nd, 2005 at 3:53 AM

i like the b&w better again.

Ryan "Panorama Tools" is a good plugin, for dedistortion.

if you play around with it you can get good results.

i had just a quick go at it



Thoughts of: Nik
April 22nd, 2005 at 10:17 AM

personally, I am more fond of the color version myself... it's very warm and the lighting is peerrfect! Great job.... Man I miss the rating system *random thought*

Thoughts of: Mark
April 22nd, 2005 at 11:41 AM

I like the action of (almost) freezing the water in motion :D

You should go back with your tripod and take like a 30 second exposure of the same thing, sometimes those look cool.

Nice lighting too :)

Thoughts of: Ryan
April 22nd, 2005 at 11:56 AM

Thanks for the comments. I would only need several seconds...not 30. :)

Thoughts of: Abe Savona
April 22nd, 2005 at 5:04 PM

This turned out really well, Ryan. I like color pic over the

b&w as well. The exposure seems perfect, and realistically warm as the scene actually was last night.

Thoughts of: Tristan
April 22nd, 2005 at 5:33 PM

Nice. I like the blogger t-shirt. This comes across as a bit snapshoty though.

If you upgrade your camera, I'll take your old one ;-)

Thoughts of: zoomvienna
April 22nd, 2005 at 6:49 PM

Nice. I know this place somehow....Go Blooger!

Regards from Vienna., -T

Thoughts of: Nik
April 23rd, 2005 at 10:47 AM

where's April 23 pic??????

Thoughts of: Mark
April 23rd, 2005 at 1:05 PM

Ditto :O

no new pic. . .

Thoughts of: Ryan
April 23rd, 2005 at 10:26 PM

Yeah, our internet kinda went out...ok, not kinda; it DID go out. :P

We are supposed to get it back Monday. I am up at ASU on my laptop, but the word from home is that it's back on. I've uploaded photos through Tuesday so no worries there.

This is the first time in many months that I've missed a photo, but I figure it's time to break my streak. Well, actually...I didn't figure that, but it happened, so oh well. Now I won't feel so bad about missing one now and then. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't most photoblogs take a day or so off per week? This is the weekend though, so I should have less traffic.

Thoughts of: potty
April 24th, 2005 at 11:16 AM

the rebel xt is a great value. although it doesn't have the exact same sensor as the 20d, it handles high iso shots much better than the 300d or d70. what sets the 20d apart from the xt are all the other features that you may or may not use like a pc sync out. maybe in six months the 20d will drop further in price and make your decision easier?

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