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    G'day all

    During the state-wide covid health issues and households being requested to curb their regular meanderings around the suburbs, it has been a good time to do some housekeeping. A recent revisit to photos from the years going back to 2004 and various cameras will be mentioned in in later posts.

    Here's a few 2004 images with my first digital camera, the Fuji 'S-5000' ~ a 3mpx camera with 10x optical zoom, stretchable to 14x via digital zoom with no downsizing of the sensor's pixels (but 18x and 22x zoom possible with a lowering of pixels through what we now call from "L" to "M" to "S" pixels / image quality)

    1) Boorowa NSW - hand feeding the livestock during the drought

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/1100s x F9,0; ISO-400; lens at 4x zoom / 140mm FF-equiv

    2) Fuel Tanker / Road Train at 3-ways, north of Tennant Creek

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/550s x F6,3; ISO-160; lens at 8x zoom / 290mm FF-equiv

    3) Sunset over Banka Banka station, 100km north of Tennant Creek

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/320s x F4,5; ISO-160; lens at 14x zoom / 500mmmm FF-equiv

    4) Beach tracks from 4wd vehicles, Manning Point NSW

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/480s x F5,0; ISO-400; lens at 2x zoom / 70mm FF-equiv

    As always, feedback welcome
    Phil
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  • #2
    All good images Phil, but #3 and #4 stand out for me.

    I started with a 4mp Canon A80 point and shoot in 2003. Megapixels seemed a lot more important in those days. I destroyed it a few years later by trying to insert the CF card in dim light, getting it the wrong way and bending the pins.
    Alan W

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    • Ozzie_Traveller
      Ozzie_Traveller commented
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      Thx mate - -yes I also have a 'grab' for #3 & #4 for their visual feel ... amongst 'regular' shots that bring back memories
      Phil

  • #3
    I'm also looking at old images from an Olympus 705 which are not bad. Had a Kodak before that not as good will have to hunt out. It is good to have these images to look back on Could maybe be a subject photo catagory?

    I just had to have a look Took this in Canberra Oct 2004 I was taken with the machine's description/name f2.8 1/30 iso200 800x600 I didn't have to reduce it
    It says "travel ticket printer"

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    Better a full bottle in front of me
    than a full frontal lobotomy.
    Hans

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    • Ozzie_Traveller
      Ozzie_Traveller commented
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      G'day Hans
      Maybe you could also start your own collection of 'old / memories'
      Phil

  • #4

    From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (2)

    G'day all
    Here's a few more 2004 images with my first digital camera, the Fuji 'S-5000' ~ a 3mpx camera with 10x optical zoom

    5) The road between Mt Isa and Boulia (northern end of the Birdsville Track)

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/850s x F7,0; ISO-200; lens at 1,5x zoom / 50mm FFequiv

    6) Caloundra wind surfer

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/1000s x F8,0; ISO-400; lens at 7x zoom / 250mm FFequiv

    7) Camooweal sunset

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/800s x F7,0; ISO-200; lens at 2,5x zoom / 75mm FFequiv

    8) Sunny beach north of Cairns

    exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/750s x F7,0; ISO-160; lens at 1x zoom / 40mm FFequiv

    As always feedback welcome
    Phil


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    • #5
      Good to look back and reminisce Phil. We have 1000's of photos from way back which we often look back on and it always creates great conversation when my kids visit. Thanks for sharing these images. My first camera was a Minolta 35mm Hi-Matic-E (35mm) and my first digitral was the water resistant Olympus u20 (4MP) then the upgrade to the u1020 (10MP). HERE
      I Shoot A Canon

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      I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
      A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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      • #6
        From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (3)

        G'day all
        Here's a few 2005 images with my first digital camera, the Fuji 'S-5000' ~ a 3mpx camera with 10x optical zoom

        9) Flight over Wilpena Pound and Arkaroola, S.A.

        exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/550s x F5,0; ISO-200; lens at 1x zoom / 35mm FF equiv

        10) Banksia flowers in bloom, Margaret River region of WA

        exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/400s x F4,0; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom / 45mm FF equiv

        11) Boddington W.A. weir and old timber bridge

        exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/50s x F3,2; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom / 55mm FF equiv

        12) Boulton's Hill WA, in the morning mist

        exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/420s x F5,0; ISO-200; lens at 3x zoom / 85mm FF equiv

        As always, feedback welcome
        Phil
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        > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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        • #7
          Good shots taken in WA Phil. I've walked the bridges in Boddington and the weir. If that's Tullis bridge, it was destroyed by fire by a group of campers who were their over the Easter long weekend. in April 2009. They set a campfire on the truss on the top of the bridge, apparently went to bed thinking the fire would be ok.....woke up in the night with the bridge on fire. Some more useless info: We used to live in Yokine (suburb in Perth) in a five bedroom house and after my dad died, mum sold the house to a doctor who had a farm in Boddington. He cut the house into four and jinkered it to his farm and rebuilt it. His son who had "issues" destroyed it just a few years ago so his sister couldn't sell it. Again, thanks for the memories.
          I Shoot A Canon

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          I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
          A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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          • #8
            Excellent shots from an older digital Phil. I love the colour and reflections in #11
            Alan W

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          • #9
            From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (4)

            G'day all
            Here's a few 2005 images with my first digital camera, the Fuji 'S-5000' ~ a 3mpx camera with 10x optical zoom

            13) Stairway to the Moon ~ the moon rising over the tidal flats

            exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/100s x F3,2; ISO-200; lens at 14x zoom / 540mm FF equiv

            14) Home delivery service - lunch has arrived

            exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/640s x F7,0; ISO-200; lens at 14x zoom / 540mm FF equiv

            15) Tindeldale Hall at sundown - with highlighting of the timber facade

            exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/1600s x F9,0; ISO-200; lens at 4x zoom / 45mm FF equiv

            16) Uluru with daytime mists

            exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/800s x F7,0; ISO-200; lens at 14x zoom / 540mm FF equiv

            as always, feedback welcome
            Phil
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            > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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            • #10
              G'day all

              As a postscript to the above series of images - perhaps you can also see the enjoyment that I was having with a camera whose lens offered me such beaut possibilities. While we today (15-or so yrs later with better in-camera software) have many ways of reducing noise &/or modifying the JPG image in-camera, these images, for me, bring back some of the excitement I felt following my switch to a digital, superzoom camera

              Phil
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              • #11
                From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (5)

                G'day all
                Here's a few 2006 images with my first digital camera, the Fuji 'S-5000' ~ a 3mpx camera with 10x optical zoom

                17) Canberra's original Parliament House, now a museum

                exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/7s x F3,2; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom / 55mm FF equiv

                18) Reflection of children running past the duck pond, Canberra

                exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/500s x F5,6; ISO-200; lens at 6x zoom / 240mm FF equiv

                19) A large flock of gannets, dive-bombing a school of fish, Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne

                exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/300s x F3,2; ISO-200; lens at 14x zoom / 500mm FF equiv

                20) Narracoorte Caves, South Australia (hand-held as no tripods allowed into the caves)

                exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/5s x F3,2; ISO-200; lens at 3x zoom / 100mm FF equiv ....... and ps- the camera had no OIS facilities either!

                as always, feedback welcome
                Phil
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                > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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                • #12
                  Another great set Phil, keep 'em comin'
                  Love that moon shot and Uluru. I used to have some Uluru shots from a low fly past in a plane.
                  I Shoot A Canon

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                  I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
                  A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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                  • Ozzie_Traveller
                    Ozzie_Traveller commented
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                    G'day mate

                    "keep 'em comin" ..... year for a week or two maybe > it all stems from a) lockdown-itis (but that excuse is no longer so valid but the emotional dross is still there) + b) all my PC rebuild issues that you are aware of allowing me to rediscover all these beaut pics from years ago

                    Phil

                • #13
                  From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (6)

                  G'day all
                  Here's a few 2006 images with the Fuji 'S-5000' and the arrival of the Panasonic FZ-30 camera (with the larger sensor of 8mpx and 12x Leica branded lens)

                  21) Reflection of a boat yard

                  exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/280s x F4,5; ISO-200; lens at 3x zoom / 80mm FF equiv

                  22) The red tree stump, Boboyan Road, ACT

                  exif- Fuji S-5000; 1/900s x F6,3; ISO-200; lens at 1x zoom / 35mm FF equiv

                  23) Hot air balloons over the city of Melbourne

                  exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/250s x F11; ISO-200; lens at 9x zoom / 250mm FF equiv

                  24) Sunrise at Wantabadgery (near Wagga Wagga) through heavy bushfire smoke

                  exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/250s x F5,6; ISO-200; lens at 12x zoom (stretched) / 700mm FF equiv

                  as always, feedback welcome
                  Phil
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                  • #14
                    It seems the Panasonics are working for you Phil. Another good set from yesteryear. The sunrise is a beauty! Nothing much has changed in Melbourne, still a lot of hot air coming out of there
                    I Shoot A Canon

                    Web: isacimages.com / My Gear

                    I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
                    A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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                    • #15
                      From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (7)

                      G'day all
                      Here's a few 2007 images with the Panasonic FZ-30 camera and 12x Leica zoom lens

                      25) Chambers Pillar ... about 150km south of The Alice

                      exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/25s x F10; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom (stretched) / 70mm FF equiv

                      26) Crop dusting, western Vic (near the village of Frances in SA)

                      exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/400s x F6,3; ISO-80; lens at 12x zoom (stretched) / 670mm FF equiv

                      27) (Sunset, Magnetic Island (off Townsville)

                      exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/8s x F3,2; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom / 85mm FF equiv

                      28) Oodnadatta Track to the Breakaways, SA

                      exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/950s x F9,0; ISO-200; lens at 10x zoom / 450mm FF equiv

                      as always, feedback welcome
                      Phil
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                      > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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                      • #16
                        Great colours again in 25 and 27 Phil. Looks a bit breezy in 28. Lovely "Outback" pics mate.
                        I Shoot A Canon

                        Web: isacimages.com / My Gear

                        I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
                        A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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                      • #17
                        From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (8)

                        G'day all
                        Here's a few 2007 images with the Panasonic FZ-30 camera and 12x Leica zoom lens

                        29) Ormiston Gorge west of Alice Springs, late afternoon

                        exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/200s x F6,3; ISO-80; lens at 6x zoom / 200mm FF equiv

                        30) After the bushfires - Powers Lookout near Whitfield, Vic

                        exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/32s x F5,6; ISO-200; lens at 1x zoom / 35mm FF equiv

                        31) Rainbow Valley - 150km south of Alice Springs

                        exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/30s x F11; ISO-80; lens at 2x zoom / 70mm FF equiv

                        32) Sheep grazing by last light of the day, Wantebadgery near Wagga Wagga, NSW

                        exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/250s x F5,6; ISO-200; lens at 12x zoom (stretched) / 550mm FF equiv

                        as always, feedback welcome
                        Phil
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                        > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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                        • #18
                          From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (9)

                          G'day all
                          Here's a few 2008 images with the Panasonic FZ-30 camera and 12x Leica zoom lens

                          33) Ahhhh - fishin's such a hard life ...


                          exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/400s x F5,6; ISO-100; lens at 8x zoom / 250mm FF equiv

                          34) The evening star is now on display


                          exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/2s x F7,1; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom / 75mm FF equiv


                          35) Huckleberry Finn is alive and well in Echuca


                          exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/400s x F6,3; ISO-200; lens at 12x zoom / 420mm FF equiv

                          36) The Grampians, western Victoria


                          exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/200s x F10; ISO-100; lens at 4x zoom / 140mm FF equiv

                          as always, feedback welcome
                          Phil
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                          > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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                          • #19
                            Lots of great images Phil. You certainly did a lot better with that Fuji S-5000 than I did with my first digital camera - a Canon 4MP point and shoot in 2003. I just found it frustrating after a while, although I got a few decent shots. When I got my first DSLR at the end of 2006, I found it much more satisfying.
                            Alan W

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                            • Ozzie_Traveller
                              Ozzie_Traveller commented
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                              Thanks Alan

                              When I was seeking a digital camera, I had 3 in the camera shop to play with over the hour or so that I was there. I selected the Fuji as it 'felt right in my fingers' even though all 3 cameras had the same basic specs. Funnily enough, it also came with a screw-on-to-the-body tube to allow filters to be used plus it was a useful lens hood arrangement.

                              The Fuji did 96,000 images during its life and finally the on-off switch started to misbehave - so ..... Years later after the fuji had gone-to-god I bought a Canon over the internet and hated it from the beginning. Its main settings dial on the rear panel was a rotary device - press-in at top/bottom/left/right for the usual things, but you needed to rotate it to alter the numbers being displayed. If I accidentally pressed while rotating, off it went into a different menu and it was lots of finger-pokin' to get back to where I wanted to be. I sold it at 1/2-price within 2-3 months of buying it ... and went to the Panny cameras

                              Phil

                          • #20
                            Agree, great collection Phil. Nice diversification of subjects - and colours!
                            I Shoot A Canon

                            Web: isacimages.com / My Gear

                            I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
                            A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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                            • Ozzie_Traveller
                              Ozzie_Traveller commented
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                              Thx mate ..... and maybe it shows why I am happy to shoot JPG stuff and leave PP to be a minor add-on if / when needed
                              Phil

                          • #21
                            From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (10)

                            G'day all
                            Here's a few 2008 images with the Panasonic FZ-30 camera and 12x Leica zoom lens

                            37) Lake Hart - one of the Aussie inland salt lakes on the road north thru the dry centre

                            exif- Fuji 5000; 1/2000s x F8,0; ISO-200; lens at 2x zoom / 35mm FF equiv

                            39) Ormiston Pound, West Macdonnell ranges at sundown

                            exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/25s x F11; ISO-200; lens at 7x zoom / 280mm FF equiv

                            39) Sunset over the river, Tuncurry NSW

                            exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/200s x F5,6; ISO-100; lens at 1x zoom / 35mm FF equiv

                            40) Trephina Gorge, East Macdonnell ranges, central Aust.

                            exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/320s x F10; ISO-200; lens at 1x zoom / 35mm FF equiv

                            as always, feedback welcome
                            Phil
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                            • #22
                              The reds are really vibrant in all these Phil. #39 is my pic - stunning colours.
                              I Shoot A Canon

                              Web: isacimages.com / My Gear

                              I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
                              A wise man told his wife "NOTHING" because he was a wise man!

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                              • #23
                                From the Archive .... Phil is revisiting some early images (11)

                                G'day all
                                Here's a few 2009 images with various superzoom cameras

                                41) Lizard sunning on a large rock

                                exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/500s x F3,7; ISO-80; lens at 12 zoom / 420mm FF equiv

                                42) Flying high - motocrosse riders mid-jump

                                exif- Panny FZ-30; 1/60s x F11; ISO-80; lens at 11x zoom / 405mm FF equiv

                                43) Green tree frog quietly relaxing

                                exif- Fuji 5000; 1/150s x F9,0; ISO-200; lens at 10 zoom / 420mm FF equiv

                                44) Racing on the wind - wind surfers

                                exif- Canon SX1; 1/800s x F5,6; ISO-200; lens at 10x zoom / 400mm FF equiv

                                as always, feedback welcome
                                Phil
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