By Dragos Cocioaba, RomaniarnExif: Canon Powershot A520, 1/60sec at f/2.6

Dragos writes

“I’m 20 and studying at the Institute of Architecture in Bucharest. I discovered beautiful landscapes in my hikes through the mountains a few years ago, so I bought a Canon A520, with which I took this image. I saved up to buy a Nikon D80, which offers everything I need to evolve my skills. I liked the versatility of the kit zoom but I also bought a Nikkor 50mm 1.8, for the excellent sharpness and price. Your mag helps a lot not only in choosing kit, but also with the excellent techniques.”

Martin says

This is one of those pictures where you have to do a double-take to work out what the subject is exactly. I like the colours and the golden glow in the centre of the glass that makes the subject look almost metallic.

There is only one thing wrong with this photo and that is the lack of sharpness, which I corrected by using the Unsharp mask filter in Photoshop, using the settings shown here. Note that I used a highish radius setting of 1.5 in order to increase the halo width and give more edge to the small water droplets on the glass.



Evening Class


  • Gudrun

    Just received my Canon ELPH 100 HS {orange} and I abtlluseoy love it. The camera boots up almost instantly. Installed a 16GB SDHC class 10 card and now have 5000+ 12MB photo capacity or 60 minutes for HD video. The image stabilization at max digital zoom 4X4/16x works great! The camera easily fits in my pocket and is very light @ ~5 ounces.