I’ve finally taken a couple of shots with my new S2.
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I’ve had some time to play with the S1 and I’m now able to complain about it.
- No bulb mode (unlimited exposure time, required for night time photography) I think the maximum exposure time I can dial is 15 seconds, which is well short of what’s needed for serious night time work, but adequate for play.
- Slow focus in low light conditions. It often helps to turn IS (image stabilisation) off, focus, then turn IS back on.
- Chroma distortion. Blue fringes where dark and light objects meet. Normally means that you’re close to over exposing the light objects anyway.
Went for a short bushwalk through Brisbane Forest Park during the Christmas break:
Pre-Christmas picnic at southbank, shot in sepia. Note the scribbles and love hearts.
There’s a couple of very old and run down houses at Paddington, it looks like they’re finally getting repainted; it was time to catch their character.
I’m reasonably happy with this one, it strikes me as something I’d see on my favourite photoblog, albeit no where near as good; it looks a little fuzzy in the bottem left corner, and would be much stronger if it was front on. But I am happy with the colours and the celtic cross shadow.
I took these shots about a month ago, I haven’t bothered putting them up yet because I didn’t think any of them were any good, but I was wrong, a couple have a fair bit of potential.
I wasn’t that thrilled with the parkland itself, it’s all metal and awful concrete. The plants were wonderful, and the actual water itself was good.
It was spitting on the day, which made me grumble, until I realised that would be perfect for some water shots. I need to get a polarising filter if I continue to do this water stuff.