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Gong Gahou

The two cloudy days before Thanksgiving

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I didn't think I'd try High Dynamic again. But on these two cloudy days, I saw this as my opportunity to test it out once more. :P

 

Almost all of them are shot in High Dynamic mode, while some of them I shot in normal PASM modes.

 

November 22

 

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This (2) train is different from the shot above. It was running express for some unknown reason, while the one in the pic above ran normal service. It was the next train to come to Jackson Avenue, after that local (2) train.

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November 23

 

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As a bonus, I took these four pictures during the time I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family (along with other families that I don't know so well).

 

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The first two aren't transit pictures, but as someone on BVEStation said, photography doesn't have to be all about the NYCT~ :)

 

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I also took a few bus shots, which I posted in the Bus Photos & Videos section.

Hope you guys enjoyed it just as much as I did! :D

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Nice, clear pictures, :tup::tup::tup:

 

I have a question for you.

How do you get such sharp photos with trains being in motion? mine always come out blurry:mad: Thanks.

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First one at GH is hot!

Hmm, interesting. I like it too, but I didn't think the first shot would be as appealing as the rest. I guess I was wrong. Maybe I'll take more of those shots in the future. :)

 

I have a question for you.

How do you get such sharp photos with trains being in motion? mine always come out blurry:mad: Thanks.

It's not just you though. A lot of my pictures also came out blurry. That's the disadvantage of using pocket cameras.

 

For cloudy days, what I would do is lower the exposure bias a bit (maybe down to -0.7 or -1, depending on the scenery), increase the ISO to somewhere between 125 to 800 (400 being the one I use most often), and...pray that I get a good shot. :( There are also other settings that I fiddled around with such as AF, metering mode, exposure time, and the f-stop, but I haven't really learned about them enough to see whether it'll help me or not. Also, keep in mind that, since I use High Dynamic in most of the pictures here, these pictures have different settings than normal. For instance, with High Dynamic I set the exposure bias to -2.

 

Yes, I get mad that my camera isn't at the level of a SLR/DSLR, and I do get mad at the things that the ZS7 can't do right, but I've looked past that and decided instead to fiddle around with my camera more to bring it out to its full potential. After all, I will be sticking with it for years until I can get a better camera.

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I forgot to add something

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It's not just you though. A lot of my pictures also came out blurry. That's the disadvantage of using pocket cameras.

 

For cloudy days, what I would do is lower the exposure bias a bit (maybe down to -0.7 or -1, depending on the scenery), increase the ISO to somewhere between 125 to 800 (400 being the one I use most often), and...pray that I get a good shot. :( There are also other settings that I fiddled around with such as AF, metering mode, exposure time, and the f-stop, but I haven't really learned about them enough to see whether it'll help me or not. Also, keep in mind that, since I use High Dynamic in most of the pictures here, these pictures have different settings than normal. For instance, with High Dynamic I set the exposure bias to -2.

 

Yes, I get mad that my camera isn't at the level of a SLR/DSLR, and I do get mad at the things that the ZS7 can't do right, but I've looked past that and decided instead to fiddle around with my camera more to bring it out to its full potential. After all, I will be sticking with it for years until I can get a better camera.

 

Thank you very much for the detailed answer. As a matter of fact I am too playing with my obsolete 1100SD, the result is that stills come out "ok", but anything dynamic is pretty much ruined. It takes a whole second to focus and take a shot, while being underground. As for high dynamic mode, the camera simply doesn't have it, either in manual or auto modes. DSLRs might be great, but they are simply too inconvenient for me(i take my cam with me all the time). Fortunately its a holiday time, so I migh treat myself with a better camera this year:p

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