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02-27-2011, 02:52 PM
this shot reminds me of the Japanese zen gardens, where they have rocks stuck in the middle of an open space of carefully raked gravel or sand... only this one is in water! ;) 5D (before it died) and 24-135 (before IT died), 135mm, 4 sec @ f/13, with polarizer...


02-27-2011, 02:57 PM
Lovely capture, Rocky!

02-27-2011, 03:17 PM
Very nice colors in here. How did your camera die?

02-27-2011, 03:22 PM
very nice capture, sorry to hear of the demise of your 5D and your 24-135mm

02-27-2011, 03:32 PM
Very nice colors in here. How did your camera die?

the shutter started acting up... about once every 8 or 10 frames, the mirror would snap up, but nothing else happened, no image, and i'd have to press the shutter button to get the mirror back down again. i sent it in to the repair center yesterday, so hopefully they can fix it without breaking the bank!

the 24-135 - which has been my landscape workhorse for the past 5 years - started giving me "err 01" messages and telling me to clean the contacts, which of course didn't help. the 40D works fine with my 17-35 and 100-400L, so i'm assuming the 24-135 has "issues"... i'm gonna have to suck it up and buy a new one, if i can find it... they quit making those a couple of years ago, so i may have to settle for a used one... :sad:

02-27-2011, 03:44 PM
You're right about the Japanese garden. I've seen them done a few times exactly like your very nice shot of the rock in the water. On the lens problem, it might be worth the postage or trip to the camera shop to send it in for an estimate to repair. It could be something minor and come back fixed.

02-27-2011, 04:49 PM
It is a very relaxing and calming image. Well done! :thumbup:

02-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Really like the soft colours in this. That sucks about your camera and lens. Lets hope your 5D doesn't cost a whole lot to get fixed.

02-27-2011, 08:41 PM
thanks. at least the lens situation isn't too bad... i was able to pick up a year-old example of the same lens, in "mint" condition, for about $170. These lenses sold for over $450 new at the time they were discontinued, so if this copy is anywhere near as good as the one i have, it will serve me admirably, and at a bargain price! now, just a matter of getting my 5D back, which should be in 2-3 weeks... by the end of March, i'll be back in business! :)

02-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Sorry to hear of the demise of your equipment Squirl, but you sure got off a beautiful capture with this shot before it happened.

02-27-2011, 09:59 PM
thanks! i should have my 5D back before the end of March, and with the replacement 24-135, i'll be right back in it. just a little poorer, is all... ;)

Mad Aussie
03-06-2011, 02:32 AM
Nice shot Squirl. I like the earthy colour palette.