Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Tree 2014 / Sigma DP2 / F14 / HDR

Took a few tree pics, capturing some bokeh, then decided to dig out the DP2 and narrow the aperture to see the wonderful stars the narrowed aperture produces on this camera. Sat it on a bar stool. Couldn't get it to stand up on it's edge, so it's landscape.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fuji X100 / Tree in the mist / HDR

Not a particularly nice day but could be worse. Reorganizing some equipment and set aside the X100. Under the heading, shoot what you have, I went out for a walk and took a few photos in exposure bracket mode (+/- 1 stop of light) and shot some side by sides. I then auto merged to hdr pro in PS 5.1 (what I have), then photo merged the two side by sides and sharpened in up a bit in Topaz. Here's the result. I also monochromed it to see how it looked in B&W.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Carnival Fascination Imagination dining / Sony RX100 / Topaz treatment

Our table mates from Auburn, AL.

Raymond and Barbara from Valdosta, GA

A few random shots from dining on a recent cruise. Sony RX100 is an amazing camera based on its size vs. image quality. This is the original RX100, having been replaced by Sony with versions 2 and 3. I got this one cheap because it has random electrical problems and you have to pull the battery and reset it from time to time, which can be frustrating. I like it a lot.
Ken and Melanie from Cincinnati.