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Steve Nolan (eBird)
12-18-2005, 06:21 AM
Hey gang,

Thought I'd just introduce myself with a few aerial photos from around my area... Been an RCGrouper for a long time (ex mod) and thought I'd expand my horizons a little...

Cheers!

Steve Nolan (eBird)
12-18-2005, 06:26 AM
a few more...

Steve Nolan (eBird)
12-18-2005, 06:32 AM
And just a couple more...

These are the Bookcliff Mountain Range just N of Grand Junction.

Steve Nolan (eBird)
12-18-2005, 06:39 AM
The bird and the camera mount...

Rugar
12-18-2005, 06:49 AM
Hey gang,

Been an RCGrouper for a long time (ex mod) and thought I'd expand my horizons a little...

Cheers!

Don't worry, we wont hold that against you! :D

Welcome to WattFlyer. You will find things MUCH more enjoyable here ;).

VERY nice pictures! Hope to see a lot more from you in the future.

Rugar
12-18-2005, 06:52 AM
The bird and the camera mount...

Nice looking wing. Is it custom made or off of something else? I would like to hear some details and specs from your bird.

Steve Nolan (eBird)
12-18-2005, 06:55 AM
Nice looking wing. Is it custom made or off of something else?

Hey there. Thanks for the welcome.

It's a custom job (actually, my first home made wing). EPS, hot wire, band saw, and some covering...

Don Sims
12-18-2005, 09:21 AM
Welcome! What kind of camera is that?

Mike Parsons
12-18-2005, 04:16 PM
Welcome to Wattflyer Steve. Nice photos as usual! :)

Steve Nolan (eBird)
12-18-2005, 08:08 PM
Thanks Mike!
Don, the first two photos (in the snow) are the Pencam 1.3. The rest are the Optio S4.

Don Sims
12-19-2005, 01:52 AM
Thanks for the info Steve! They both take excellent shots!

Bill Harris
12-19-2005, 03:03 AM
Hi, Steve, keep at it and you'll get the hang of this AP stuff eventually.... :D ;) :D

--Bill

Derick Veliz
12-20-2005, 05:47 PM
Welcome Steve,
Awesome! :)

qban_flyer
12-20-2005, 06:05 PM
Hello Steve,

Love the third and fourth shots of the first set, they are absolutely stunning. :)

Mustang
12-23-2005, 01:10 AM
Nice photos!!

jasman
01-18-2006, 04:36 AM
Steve, your shots are the best that I have ever seen......magazine centerfold quality.

Steve Nolan (eBird)
01-18-2006, 05:37 AM
Thanks. I just happen to live in a very photogenic locale... :)

BobFlyer
01-19-2006, 04:44 AM
Steve: What are the Optio S4 camera setup...I.E. Did you set up a user's custom setup for the in flight photo's? If so..What do you use..
I have the similiar camera the S5i..ready to go ..Have an older Miss-2 with
a mount..and the ir remote unit..tested and works..just need to improve the camera settings..

Bobflyer..Nice photo's

Steve Nolan (eBird)
01-19-2006, 05:34 AM
Bob,

I get best results by setting EV -0.3, ISO 50. I usually use manual focus set to infinity, and of course zoomed all the way out and viewfinder off. I use the custom function setting to save all these settings.

BobFlyer
01-19-2006, 03:10 PM
Steve:

Thanks for the feedback..I was using the ISO greater than 50..I was thinking higher would give me a higher shutter speed..We have plenty
of Sunshine here so the 50 would be good..Florida..

Thanks again BobFlyer:)

Steve Nolan (eBird)
01-19-2006, 03:33 PM
Steve:

Thanks for the feedback..I was using the ISO greater than 50..I was thinking higher would give me a higher shutter speed..We have plenty
of Sunshine here so the 50 would be good..Florida..

Thanks again BobFlyer:)

Well, if you can get away with ISO higher than 50, you'll get quicker shutter speeds and probably fewer blurred shots, but the grain was unacceptable to me. Perhaps the S5i has improved that, but the S4 has horrible grain at ISO > 50.