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    I had a meeting on a high floor in a tall building in the city of London this afternoon and got this shot from the waiting room. Seeing the city from this angle reminded me of the 'War of the Worlds'.
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    Dang that's a lot of cranes...are they building or tearing down? WotW is spot on.
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    I love the differences between the cranes in London and those here in Canada:

    http://mattgray.org/photos/crane_sunset.jpg
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    Both Building and tearing down. There's so much construction around it's unbelievable. When I got to the meeting room itself, There was a great view of St Pauls, surrounded by cranes, I decided to go through the documents I wanted to see before taking the pic which was a mistake because within 15 minutes I'd lost the light.

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    So till now London has been going through a real estate spurt?

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    Ravs-

    Which Model Pentax Optio did you use to take the shot? Did you crop the shot or is it one of those 4/3 cameras?

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    How on earth did you know I used an Optio?

    I used an S5i (it's a little beauty) which I carry around in my pocket for opportunity shots. I cropped the shot in Photoshop and patched up some reflections and marks on the window through which I took it. Also warmed the colours a tad.

    For more serious photos I use an Olympus Camedia (old, but the lens is still stunning and 10x optical zoom too for a compact). Last week I went out and got a Nikon D90 with the lens kit which I may ruin on account of drooling over it, but I haven't had a chance to use it properly yet - still learning the menus.

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    Most DigiCam pics are tagged

    Code:
    File: - london skyline small.jpg
    
    Make - PENTAX Corporation
    Model - PENTAX Optio S5i
    Orientation - Top left
    XResolution - 72.00
    YResolution - 72.00
    ResolutionUnit - Inch
    Software - Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
    DateTime - 2008:11:24 20:53:03
    YCbCrPositioning - Centered
    ExifOffset - 288
    ExposureTime - 1/250 seconds
    FNumber - 4.30
    ISOSpeedRatings - 80
    ExifVersion - 0220
    DateTimeOriginal - 2008:11:24 15:02:26
    DateTimeDigitized - 2008:11:24 15:02:26
    ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
    CompressedBitsPerPixel - 5.50 (bits/pixel)
    ExposureBiasValue - -0.33
    MaxApertureValue - F 2.64
    MeteringMode - Center weighted average
    Flash - Not fired, auto mode
    FocalLength - 5.80 mm
    FlashPixVersion - 0100
    ColorSpace - sRGB
    ExifImageWidth - 1280
    ExifImageHeight - 714
    InteroperabilityOffset - 728
    CustomRendered - Normal process
    ExposureMode - Manual
    White Balance - Manual
    DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00/0.00 x
    FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 35 mm
    SceneCaptureType - Standard
    Contrast - Normal
    Saturation - High
    Sharpness - Normal
    SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view
    
    Thumbnail: - 
    Compression - 6 (JPG)
    XResolution - 72
    YResolution - 72
    ResolutionUnit - Inch
    JpegIFOffset - 854
    JpegIFByteCount - 2711

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    Wow! How do you get this information from the tag????

    It's great to know what ISO, shutterspeed, EV and apeture options the camera selected when on auto.

    Cheers

    Ravi.

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    Not that hard.

    After saving your image I did the following:

    Right Click on Saved Imaged, and chose, properties, then I clicked on the SUMMARY Tab, and clicked on the ADVANCED BUTTON, and BINGO-BANGO-BONGO, there it all was.
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