Some more shots taken with the Olympus E-410. No birds or dogs in any of them!
It’s strange because our airports are basically shut down, yet I keep seeing jets overhead.
When I’m at the cabin the view overhead is a bit different:
Of course we get water traffic as well:
In the woods you can hear lots of birds, but you usually can’t see them. Here’s one I did see:
I got some work done while I was there, but didn’t quite finish the job. Oh well, at least the scenery is nice:
I like the way the feather motion is a blur at the edges.
This is about the light, not the composition. I couldn’t due much with the composition.
The light is finally getting to where I can get colour on these birds and I’m not always shooting silhouettes.
The melt water makes for some temporary opportunities.
Amazing how many jets pass over here given the extreme drop in air traffic.
For once not being a goofball. Usually if the camera is out she is hamming it up.
Cameras used: Nikon P610 and Lumix ZS60.
Inspired by Ritchie Roesch’s Digital Holga experiment.
Since my Panasonic Lumix ZS60 takes lousy photos anyway, it’s the perfect choice for turning on the “toy camera filter” and giving it a try. The Canon also has this “feature”, but it’s a bit silly to downgrade the quality of its lenses when the Lumix is pretty fuzzy to begin with. The Lumix results are A-okay, and simply a matter of whether or not the style is to your taste.
Due to the erratic nature of the Lumix’s exposure control, all of these had to be adjusted a bit post-shoot in order to look ‘right’ – although what ‘right’ is under the circumstances can be debated.
So it’s quite the artistic little camera, but it does bring up a point I often try to make: why spend money to get soft images (as in buying certain low-quality lenses) when you can come by them so easily? Getting a good, sharp, realistic picture is the difficult bit. If your camera can achieve that, changing the look ‘downward’ after shooting is easy. The Lumix, alas, does not manage to make good pictures to begin with. It’s like buying a digital Holga – when you hadn’t intended to.