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Wow, that King's Mill is mesmerizing!! Well done!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2021 at 10:50
@Wētāpunga - thanks & yes, it's a shame that Sony haven't done more with the apps nor supported them going forward. Perhaps this is truly a last bit of Minolta DNA surviving in the company - they got a lot of stick for their Creative Expansion cards in the film era.

@ADub128 - thanks!
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In terms of digital the A900 is indeed a venerable beast - made even more old-fashioned by the lack of an EVF - but it did a fine job on Chinnor Hill.

King's Mill is a super subject for the wide view.

I'd be tempted to crop off the left side of the Peruvian shot, I find the person back to camera distracting - love the chap front right.

But I'm not yet convinced by the Playmemories apps.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2021 at 12:48
Thanks, Phil, C&C always welcome.

Re Peru, it's almost as if you would have done the shot 1:1 (Actually, your suggestion would be more like 4:3.)

I like to think I made a sort of hommage to Jeff Wall, not that I had that in mind when I pressed the shutter nine years ago. So the dude on the left, as well as the one the right, are important for this one. I nearly cropped it 64:27 (omitting the statue), but that would have been to miss out a component of the composition really frozen in time. And the statue's finger is pointing to the back-facing guy signifying his real significance ...

As for Playmemories Apps, yes they are not great and largely appealed I suspect to people who don't want the hassle of Photoshop or special equipment. I thought there was a cheek to charging for features that are or were standard on other cameras, and my collection is limited to the few free or cheap ones at £3.99. OTOH £3.99 is a lot cheaper than a set of ND filters!

I suspect none will convince you otherwise, but I have an album of photos taken with the apps on Flickr.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2021 at 15:45
Your Week 2 Theme 3 Vintage Digital photo is very interesting Howard. If the narrow boats weren't there I would have thought it a photo of flooding, that property is so close to the water and the tree branches opposite in the water.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2021 at 22:39
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:


I suspect none will convince you otherwise, but I have an album of photos taken with the apps on Flickr.


I find the motion shots the most interesting, particularly the one of the two guys. I don't have a camera that will run the app, but you have given me an idea for my Try Something Creative theme!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2021 at 23:03
Ah, thatís the Motion Shot App, https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/usbdetail.php?eid=IS9104-NPIA09014_00-000006, and I havenít got to that one yet for this challenge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 16:46
Week 2 Theme 1 Peru trip April/May 2012

Nazca lines: the Tree and Hands
Date Taken: 2012-04-24 10:32:07 | Camera Model: NEX-3 | Lens: E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS | Focal Length: 55 mm | Mode: Program AE | Aperture: f/9.0 | Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320) | ISO: 200 | 35mm Equivalent: 82 mm | Location: El Ingenio, Ica, Peru | Latitude/Longitude: -14.693964, -75.115239

So, returning to my first theme (a project to re-visit, select, and edit photographs from a visit to Peru in April/May 2012) we have moved to Nazca, some 400+ km south of Lima. Nazca is famous for the Nazca Lines, large geoglyphs in the Nazca desert made between 500BC and 500AD. This is an aerial view of the Mirador viewing tower and adjacent lines, the Tree and Hands, viewed from a small aircraft over the desert.

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Week 2 Theme 2 Ultrawide Aspect Ratios


Nazca lines: humming bird
Date Taken: 2012-04-24 10:26:30 | Camera Model: NEX-3 | Lens: E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS | Focal Length: 55 mm | Mode: Program AE | Aperture: f/9.0 | Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320) | ISO: 200 | 35mm Equivalent: 82 mm

One of the more spectacular shapes in the desert near Nazca, Peru. Cropped to 64:27.

Two pictures this week from the Peru trip nine years ago, but it was quite a thrill to be reminded of this short flight over the desert in Peru.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 18:16
I can also see that editing the first page to hold 50x3 thumbnails is going to get cumbersome before long; I may end up linking to a new post for each month of thumbnails ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 21:20
The geoglyphs are so cool - good to see the building and trucks for a sense of scale too - even more remarkable is that they couldn't see what they'd done - any idea when 'modern people' found these?

(yeah, on thumbnails - I've made a Q1 placeholder and will then make a replacement Q2 post later in the thread in April)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2021 at 00:08
Well Wikipedia is your friend here. TL;DR: described since the C16, and a German archaeologist Maria Reiche was involved in C20 work. There's a museum named for her nearby.
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Great start!
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Week 3 Theme 1 Peru trip April/May 2012


Cahuachi
Date Taken: 2012-04-25 09:00:33 | Camera Make: SONY | Camera Model: NEX-3 | Lens: E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS | Focal Length: 40 mm | Mode: Program AE | Aperture: f/8.0 | Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/640) | ISO: 200 | 35mm Equivalent: 60 mm | Location: Nazca, Ica, Peru

Next up, an excursion to Cahuachi, near Nazca, Peru, and a major ceremonial centre of the Nazca culture, based from 1 AD to about 500 AD in the coastal area of the Central Andes. The site contains over 40 mounds topped with adobe structures. The architectural complex covers 0.6 sq. miles (1.5 km2) at 365 meters above sea level.

This sign was glimpsed as we drove through the desert to this fascinating site. There's more on Flickr, but this is what we went to see:




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