Saturday, 16 September 2017

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Rod Wheelans MPAGB MFIAP HonPAGB e-news Editor of the PAGB, has published a gallery of images that have been accepted for the Distinction Award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB).
Click here.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

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24th August 2017

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation announced the release of the D850, a Nikon FX-format digital full-frame cameras for professional photographers and serious hobbyists for landscape, commercial sports, fashion and wedding genres, and multimedia content. Development of the D850 was announced on July 25, 2017.
The D850 has an effective pixel count of 45.7 megapixels, and supports the ISO 64-25600 range of standard sensitivities (expansion to Lo 1, ISO 32 equivalent and Hi 2, ISO 102400 equivalent is possible). The camera itself is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 7 fps, but when the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack is used, the rate increases to approximately 9 fps.

Adoption of the same high-speed, high-precision 153-point AF system used by the Nikon D5 camera gives the D850 greater certainty of capturing moving subjects. It has a new backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor and the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 5.

Movie capabilities have also been enhanced even further for multimedia content creators who wish to shoot both stills and videos. With the D850, Nikon introduces its own full-frame recording of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movies, as well as 4x and 5x slow-motion movies*3 in Full HD. This will enable impressive expressions of movement in Full HD. In addition, the camera supports the creation of 8K time-lapse videos*4 from still images captured using interval timer photography, while also offering silent photography, and in-camera batch processing of RAW images, all of which demonstrate the strength of the D850 as a multimedia digital SLR.

The Nikon D850, combined with the power of an extensive selection of Nikkor lenses, greatly expands the possibilities for versatile imaging expression across a wide variety of photographic genres.

Price in the UK circa £3500

Nikon D850

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Blog 259

Climber in front of the eclipse
The real story behind Ted Hesser and Andrew Studer capturing their iconic images of the total eclipse at Smith Rock, as they plan and ultimately capture some of the most iconic images of the total solar eclipse on 21st August 2017.

Smith Rock State Park is an American state park located in central Oregon's High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne.

Video Link click here

Friday, 28 July 2017

Blog 258

Garden visitors over the past few days and months, I have also seen, Common Blue, Large White, Gatekeeper, Peacock and Tortoiseshell butterflies.


Small Skipper

Scalloped Oak Moth

Sand Bee burrowing in the gap in the patio slabs
Painted Lady
Slow worm
Red Admiral

Blog 257

Spectacular sunsets over Helston on the evening of 26th July 2017. Taken using my iPhone.

Taken at 21:11 hours

Taken at 21:22 hours