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Canon EOS 40D
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Feb 27, 2010, 6:30:32 AM
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Morning Bell by arctoa Morning Bell by arctoa
Updated 02/03/2010 @ 05:55
Project2010: 068 of 375 (February 27th)



Full title: Morning Bell (Road To Nowhere)

Taken just before dawn somewhere between the coast and the city of Newcastle. Pre-dawn drives are reasonably therapeutic, at least until the blue hours are over and the grey (and traffic) return.

The title comes from the Radiohead track of the same name, and can be heard here.
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
i hear the bell ringing! Great evocative shot'
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arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Heh, many thanks for taking the time to comment; it's appreciated.
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
:)
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RavenJLR Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cant wait to have a proper play with a decent camera muself x
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Having an SLR or similar can be useful, but especially these days it's not essential. A reasonable compact (or even an iPhone, with the right apps) can give some pretty impressive results. Some of my best work was taken on an awful budget point-and-shoot camera, you just need to flow with their quirks.

That said, there's definitely something satisfying about standing behind an SLR. Once you've learned how to use it properly, that is, which to be honest is an ongoing issue of my own.

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RavenJLR Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yea, i hear what your saying. i use my ipod and apps atm as its all i have and i surprise myself with some of the results!
i never had a proper SLR i had a bridge camera i think you call them whilst i studied a photography and graphic design BTEC and a photography HND, so even then i had to borrow a better camera from uni, but yea the mechanics of a camera has always been my weakest point, partly due to me not having much time to play around with one as i didnt have my own. its deff sumat i need to revisit and relearn some stuff but ill just save pennies for an slr for now x
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
If you haven't already, I recommend looking on Gumtree and Craigslist and places like that; I wish I had done so when I bought my own SLR, as I could've gotten a better one for much less of an outlay! There's always someone trying to offload old kit they never use any more.
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RavenJLR Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh thanx, no i haven't thought to look there. iam skint so it will be a while but i will check it out. thanx very much! as ive said before, im goin to have to relearn the mechanics of a camera and how to manually adjust it to get the various effects....is there any you could recommend for, well not for a beginner, but a re-learner? no worries if ive stumped you with this one x
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Cameras, or resources? In terms of cameras it's best to stick to Canon or Nikon. They're about equal to each other; in my experience Nikon has superior lenses but Canons are more reliable electronically, but it's an argument that'll continue for as long as the two companies exist, haha. Speaking of models, take a look at their mid-range ones. For Canon, you're likely to be able to pick up a 40D or a 50D second-hand for the same sort of price as an entry-level camera from new. 30Ds will be even cheaper, but they are pretty old at this point so you'd have to be careful that it wasn't wearing out.

If you were talking about resources I don't really know any myself, but I'm sure typing relevant search strings into Google will give you an avalanche of results, heh. There's not all that much to it, really; the trick is getting it to be intuitive knowledge rather than having to stop to think about it every two minutes.
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RavenJLR Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanx so much for the advice, youve been brilliant ! :) i meant help with cameras as opposed to resources. very much appreciated x
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