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"Hi all, I appreciate the kind comments - thank you. The exif data tells me I took the shot in September last year, at 6.40pm. I used my Canon 40D on a tripod of course, and the EF-S 17-85 lens. Focal length was 21mm, ISO 200, aperture f8, and…"
Hello there and welcome to PictureSocial.com, a network of photographers. I'm glad that you've joined and it's time to be in the crazy world of photography! In this site, you'll find photographs which come from beginners, amateur and professional photographers and I must say that all of them do some amazing work. I'd also want to invite you to join groups here such as Nikon Users Group, Canon Users Group, Live PictureSocial Chat Group and Pixel Induced Group(an all around group) and joining these groups can help improve your knowledge in photography. You can start discussions, comment on pictures, and share some of your advice, criticism and experiences in the forum, and I'm pretty sure you'll get positive feedbacks from a lot of nice people here around. I hope you'll enjoy it here!
Hello John and Welcome to PictureSocial. Hope you find it an enjoyable place that you can learn and maybe teach others. We do have a Canon User Group. If you are interested, you can find it under the "Groups" tab at the top of the page. Hope to see you there.
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