Some final D40 photos

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Some final D40 photos
Apr 26, 2010

As Lizzie was kind enough to mention in this thread http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&thread=35151572 I've recently won a large UK landscape photography competition. The prize was a Nikon D300s and 16-85vr lens which I've managed to swop (with a bit of cash) for a new Nikon D700.

I still can't quite believe that I've been lucky enough to win such a great prize but it also means that I won't be using my D40 as much in the future although I'll defintely be keeping it as my daughter wants to give it a try.

Thanks for all your help on this forum over the last 2.5 years since I got the camera. The expert members of the forum who were active here when I joined like Jkjond (John Leech) and Alexring (Alex Bazeos) helped me so much with my photography that it's difficult to know how to thank them properly. Here's an example of the quite brilliant advice that I got from John on one of my first posts here when I was still a true newbie to photography: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=25726521

To finish up here's some final D40 photos that I've taken in the last few weeks or so.

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1. The 1827 Perch Rock lighthouse at the mouth of the River Mersey in New Brighton, NW England.

2. Under the Bridges - Photographed at the edge of city centre Manchester where the layers of railway and pedestrian bridges cross the victorian canal network.

For me this is visually the most dramatic part of Manchester yet also the hardest to photograph - the scale is very difficult to portray in a photo and the strong shadow and light makes it very awkward. I'm looking forward to trying to photograph this area with the new camera as it's supposed to have greater dynamic range than the D40.

3 - A shelter on the promenade at Colwyn Bay in North Wales. I particularly liked the way the light comes through under the cantilevered roof of the shelter.

4 - Iron Men in the Rain. A rainy winters day on Crosby Beach with sculptor Antony Gormley's famous life size cast iron statues.

.....and just to prove that I do accasionally take photos in colour!:

5. - Stairwell. A set of balcony railings overlooking a stairwell at The Bluecoat arts gallery in Liverpool. Handheld at 1/5th of a second using Nikon's 16-85vr lens wide open at F4.

6. The Albert Dock, Liverpool....a 2 minute long exposure photo of the 1840s Albert Dock in Liverpool.

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