When I upgraded to the iPhone 7S last September, I pretty much put away my DSLR (an eight year old Canon Rebel XSi). But over the past few weeks, especially as I look forward to Alaska (just three months away), I started to reconsider. This might be the only time I ever go, and I would hate to regret a missed opportunity for the best photos I could take. I pulled my camera back out. Whoa, I was rusty! It took a lot of tries, but I was pretty happy with my first effort, Renie’s finished wrap.
I realized I need a lot of practice (and a bit of new equipment – more to come on that front). which means the camera is still sitting out on the counter. and I’m going to make a focused (sorry, I couldn’t resist!) effort to use it! So for the next bit of time, I’m going to devote my Friday posts to sharing the best image(s) I have from the week.
Tuesday afternoon, I took Charlie to the park near his house. and I brought my camera along. two firsts in one afternoon! I took about 75 photos – 25+ with my phone and the rest with the camera. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the one phone photo I saved.
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Here are the other seven I saved from the camera. I used a 50mm f/1.4 prime lens (no zoom). Yes, I got a bit of exercise myself climbing up to be at eye-level and running around just as much as Charlie to stay close!
The movement shots are really tricky. I used the “sports” mode for this one.
Charlie loves to find sticks. He asked if he could bring them home with him and I’m glad he forgot about that by the time we left. This is the farthest away shot I have.
Clearly, I’m a lot more comfortable up close.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased. These images are all straight off the camera. I guess it’s a testament to the power of natural sunshine that the colors look true (at least on my laptop screen). …and to dumb luck that they’re pretty straight and don’t look like they need much cropping.
If you’ve read this far thank you! I’d welcome any and all feedback, criticism and suggestions.