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« on: July 15, 2007, 08:28:13 AM »

Whilst flying back on Easyjet from Malaga to London I spotted the Sad Hill and POW camp location from GBU and took some shots.  It doesn't look this close from 38,000 feet, the pictures were taken with an 18X zoom.




You can make out the 3 large trenches that still exist at Carazo at the POW camp location in this close up.






Google map link here too for location details

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=&ll=41.985781,-3.364048&spn=0.071582,0.115871&t=k&z=13&om=1

 

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 11:21:56 AM »

Wow! Thanks! You were quite lucky.  Afro

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 02:25:45 PM »

Great pics! Which camera you used? Perhaps Olympus 550uz?

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 03:31:12 PM »

Hola Profeta,

you're correct, a newly bought Olympus 550UZ. Thought it was time I got a proper digital camera, now I have a good excuse to revisit all the SW locations and take new photos.

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 02:23:07 PM »

Good choice, I made the bad one choosing the E 500 instead of the 550uz. Tried the reflex digital with my spot to take long distance pics of Albaricoques, Campillo etc. from the top of Sierra Alhamilla (Pico Colativi), but with no good results. For sure it would have been better with the 550uz.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 03:41:44 PM »

Sorry to hear about the E500. I used manual focussing for the Sad Hill photo and had to take several to get good results, plus some Photshop level adjustment. If you set it to infinity then the ground from 38000 feet will be out of focus. I find the manual focussing the trickiest feature of this camera but I guess it just takes a bit of practice to get used to it. Plus being digital you can take a whole bunch of photos and discard the bad ones.

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 04:08:50 PM »

I prefer film cameras to digital. I'm not an expert, though. But at least "normal prize" film cameras take better pics than normal prize digitals, IMO.

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 07:34:24 AM »

The big advantage with digital cameras is that you can see immediately the result. And is easy o modify without a big laboratory.
I have seen an interesting "leonian" place at la Hoz del Duraton during my trip. The first is the original pic, the second is adjusted with vivid colours (click to enlarge).

 

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 08:12:05 AM »

Great pictures!

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