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Late for my bus. Images of Canberra.

By johnboy 13 September 2011 42

late for my bus

Ben_Dover has sent in what might be the most awesome Image of Canberra we’ve ever had.

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .


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glenenglish 2:41 pm 05 Nov 11

” The kangaroo is sharper than the rest of the photo. “

Ever heard of depth of field ????!!!!!! doh.

I think the world of photography has been dumbed down my people using phone cameras without understanding depth of field, F stops, etc etc etc, and know no better.

poptop 9:24 am 16 Sep 11

Next time can you photoshop the old ACTION logo back onto the bus shelter too? 🙂 I miss its clunky charm.

Ben_Dover 8:25 am 15 Sep 11

Disinformation said :

I would guess that the exif would tell us that the exposure was around a 500th of a second on a lens equivalent of 70 to 90 mm, with an aperture of between 3.5 to 5.4 It doesn’t look like it came from a phone camera at all.

Ok, full spec from exif: F 5.6, 1/320 second, ISO 200, shot at 240 mm.

Ben_Dover 4:25 pm 14 Sep 11

Disinformation said :

Was I on the mark with exposure and aperture?

I’ll check when I get home.

Disinformation 4:11 pm 14 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

I used my Canon 600D with a 85-300mm lens.

Cool. What does the exif say that your focal length was at the time?
Was I on the mark with exposure and aperture?

Something else that is peculiar with this site that also suggests that it isn’t shopped is that you’ve supplied some awesome images before. It’s not like you feel you HAVE to photoshop anything.

EvanJames 10:08 am 14 Sep 11

Disinformation said :

A photoshopper would have a shark in the picture chasing the kangaroo.

Gold!

And now we need a volunteer to provide such a picture.

Ben_Dover 9:50 am 14 Sep 11

I used my Canon 600D with a 85-300mm lens.

Disinformation 9:28 am 14 Sep 11

I don’t think that it looks photoshopped at all. Depth of Field looks pretty normal for a standard camera. Looking at how sharp the grass is rendered in the mid foreground corresponds with the roo’s sharpness and position. I would guess that the exif would tell us that the exposure was around a 500th of a second on a lens equivalent of 70 to 90 mm, with an aperture of between 3.5 to 5.4 It doesn’t look like it came from a phone camera at all. I’d suggest an upmarket bridge camera or DSLR. Outside chance of a very good Point & Shoot from someone like Canon or Panasonic (or even Sony) but unlikely. I think I’m going to go with DSLR and short standard zoom maybe as far as 100mm. The thing with photoshopped images is that doing them properly requires more than the average amount of skill. People with little ability to extract visual clues like proportion, dissimilar shadow, blurring, unusual bokeh tend to miss things and accept images. Photoshop tweaking of images can’t be detected so easily. Generation of completely new ones requires a different level of skill entirely. One overbearing piece of consideration always remains. The event is unusual, but not remarkable. Photographers seek to isolate what they can see. Photoshoppers seek to create what they can imagine. A photographer could see this. A photoshopper would have a shark in the picture chasing the kangaroo.

Deref 8:46 am 14 Sep 11

😀 Classic!

Ben_Dover 7:09 am 14 Sep 11

Hi, I’d like to share a Google Maps link with you.

Link:

fgzk 6:33 am 14 Sep 11

I did come across another Roo photo in the archives. http://the-riotact.com/the-amazing-jumping-kangaroo/7531

Here is my only Gimped photo……. http://the-riotact.com/the-lake-hosts-rescue-training/21506 Obvious.

Fess up now if you got one past us…..

fgzk 5:41 am 14 Sep 11

00davist said :

RedDogInCan said :

All this talk about photoshopping suggests a theme for a photo competition to produce the most realistic yet implausible photo related to Canberra. Maybe even a paid up membership as a prize?

I’ll vote for this idea!!!

Photoshop what a RA contributors look like for the curios. “A troll at home in Canberra”.

breda 12:02 am 14 Sep 11

A few years ago, when the drought was at its height, I saw a big grey hopping around the lower lawns of (new) Parliament House. It is one of the delights of living in Canberra.

Nice pic. And yes, agree it’s a cheeky adolescent that probably told Mum he was going to the library, but is actually meeting some pals to do some Xtreme skateboarding.

00davist 8:24 pm 13 Sep 11

RedDogInCan said :

All this talk about photoshopping suggests a theme for a photo competition to produce the most realistic yet implausible photo related to Canberra. Maybe even a paid up membership as a prize?

I’ll vote for this idea!!!

bigfeet 7:47 pm 13 Sep 11

EvanJames said :

I think that’s a boy roo. Youngish one who’d like to be Top Roo… you know when they’ve made it, they muscle right up.

I agree that it’s a young-un.

Once they are old enough to get their Drivers License no self respecting roo would ever be seen catching a bus.

gentoopenguin 7:34 pm 13 Sep 11

She skipped out on paying the bus fare because the bus driver was roo’d…

nobody 5:59 pm 13 Sep 11

Brilliant. Perhaps Skippy needed to catch the bus to go and tell Matt that Sonny was lost in the bush again, or trapped, or held by villains, or sick, or drowning in the river, or bitten by a snake, or ……..

RedDogInCan 5:39 pm 13 Sep 11

All this talk about photoshopping suggests a theme for a photo competition to produce the most realistic yet implausible photo related to Canberra. Maybe even a paid up membership as a prize?

Ben_Dover 4:45 pm 13 Sep 11

Any of you doubters are welcome to the original RAW image if you give me an e-mail address.

watto23 4:21 pm 13 Sep 11

Definately photoshopped, you don’t see bus shelters like that just on the side of the road these days 🙂

The lighting looks fine to me and the DOF is quite large which is normal for anything but dSLRs. The roo has a slight blur due to it actually moving. Some people are just jealous of others 🙂

Its not the most technical or artistic photo, but a cool photo all the same.nd one that requires luck and skill to get.

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