I decided to have a play with my new camera. I’ve not read the manual yet. I will do at some point, but the camera does have lots of helpful prompts as you operate it so it’s fairly easy to pick up the basics! I took some pics of G and the cat; they probably needed the flash as our dining room is dark, but the cat ran away after two pictures! 🙂
The next thing to try was the zoom. It’s a ’35x Zoom’ and it is difficult to picture.
|This is the lens fully retracted to 24mm.|
|And this is it out to 840mm – These are the masts at the top of the flats!|
We then went in to town for a wander… I took some shots of Shire Hall, where we got married.
|Shire Hall – Through a ‘toy camera’|
|A Lozzie captured in the wild with no flash, nice!|
One of the effects built into the camera is the ‘highlight’ where you can isolate a colour, keeping it in the photo, and ‘drain’ the rest to black and white (like the little girl in Schindlers List wearing the red coat). I tried isolating the green in the wall behind Loz… It sort of worked.
|It picks out all the greeny tones from around the image.|
I tried again, isolating the red from the ceiling lights. Bingo!
|All the colour gone apart from the Red. Clever!|
Then for a low light pudding shot…
|Yeah it does sorta work.|
I think that effect would work better shooting looking down from above. Might try it on the edge of the multi storey sometime!
|Panoramic High Street|
Really pleased with the results. I imagine there is a lot to learn about this camera. All the images are straight from the camera – I’ve not tweaked them in Photoshop (aside from the last one!). I look forward to playing some more with it!
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