Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend in Colorado, Shooting with Nex 6 for the first time.

Took a trip to Denver this past weekend. The day I was supposed to leave, I accidentally kicked the charging cord while my 5R was charging and the 5R wouldn't charge anymore. Frantically I drove straight to Best Buy, remembering I bought the protection plan. They were able to exchange it on the spot. I took this opportunity to upgrade to the Nex 6. 
It's a little bigger than the 5R and fits my hand perfectly. My hand never cramped, even when holding it for extended periods of time. And because of the bigger size, I can easily manipulate all the controls with my right hand. The camera also just "feels" a lot more solid vs. the 5R.

With respect to Denver, I've never been there and I was really excited at the prospects of shooting some beautiful scenery. My wide angle lenses (Canon FD 28mm/2.8 and my newest addition, Minolta fisheye Rokkor 16mm/2.8) definitely got a work out. Most of these shots were from various points of interest near Mt. Evans. 

My 1st attempt at using a ND Filter and long exposure.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Day at Greenfield Village

I took my son to Greenfield Village in Dearborn this past Saturday. It's in the same complex as the Henry Ford Museum...but I never had a chance to venture out to the village until now. Thomas and Friends also happened to be a special event going on. You could actually ride Thomas around the village.
All pics were taken using my newest lens, Canon FD 24mm/2.8. Most of the pics were taken using the build in "painting" app, on low setting.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week in Chicago, Canon FD 24mm

It's been way too long since a updated my blog, due to work and not having much time taking pics.
This past week, work sent me to Chicago so it was a great opportunity to enjoy the windy city and to test out my Canon FD 24mm. After a week with this lens, this will definitely be my go to wide angle lens.

This is the cloud gate in millennium park. I used the in camera "painting" app..basically HDR on steroids. I really like this app. It's simple to use and it gives interesting results.

Took a walk down to Navy Pier. 1st time at my hands at night pics. Set ISO at 100, set aperture at 4, and used long (20 secs i think) exposure

Skyline view of Lake Shore Drive

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