West Indian Day Parade pictures. Used 18-200 VR lens.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Don Wiss, Sep 11, 2006.

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    Don Wiss Guest

    On Labor Day in Brooklyn we hold the West Indian Day Parade. With some two
    million people in attendance, it is NYC's largest parade. Things at a
    parade happen too fast to be switching lens. So Nikon's 18-200 (giving me
    effective 27-300 on my D200) gives me a very useful range.

    Clearly some of the pictures are soft. I set it to focus on the closest. I
    started with an ISO of 200, and I didn't up it soon enough as the sun went
    down. In hindsight I think I should have started with 400, and of course up
    it sooner.

    I took some 476 pictures. I sometimes took them so fast that I couldn't
    take more, as the buffer hadn't written all the data to my Sandisk Extreme
    III. So here's an example of a situation where the fastest CF card is
    useful. And, as these were for the web, I was only taking them at 2.5 MP
    and Normal jpeg compression.

    The first thing I did was to crop all of the pictures losslessly with
    jpegcrop. This allowed me to see what they would look like if I selected
    them. I then selected out 299. This fully covers all of the parade worth
    covering. I skipped most of the politicians and commercial floats (which
    come first).

    Come see them at: http://donwiss.com/pictures/West-Indian-Day-2006/

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
    Don Wiss, Sep 11, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    Very nice shots. I love the colour. Thanks for sharing.
    Bill K, Sep 11, 2006
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