(The question was: is the Canon 1Ds good for landscape pictures? Camera Decision said “no”, but this is the result I got with a little practice & effort.)
Camera Decision says the Canon 1Ds is no good for landscape photography. Their complaints are a lack of live view and low resolution sensor. Naturally I had to give it a try.
These were all taken with the 40mm EF lens, which is fairly sharp but not as good as the old Takumars.
What I found: There’s dirt on the sensor again! Yes, a higher resolution sensor would enhance landscape scenes and a live view LCD would be helpful for framing/composing. I would not call it a failure, though.
I intend to try some more shots, using the 50mm Super Takumar, when I can get to it. Once again the weather is about to turn on me and I’ve got about one more good day which I will use up getting a little work done around here.
Some things spotted here in 100 Mile and there in Williams Lake. All pictures taken with the Canon G11.
Other than these photos the day didn’t go very well. I’m heading back to the cabin to resume work soon.
On my way in to the cabin Monday I got to take a couple of pictures of the mountains – with snow on them. Yesterday was miserably rainy, and this morning it was snowing. It will melt off, but it did stick. What is worse is that the forecast for the next two weeks is more of the same unpredictable rain/snow showers. The only thing that can be counted on is that it will be cold. I need to get six more loads of wood out of the woods and it looks very iffy for doing that. If I do manage it, the circumstances will be unpleasant.
I’m not happy right now.
It got cloudy Saturday when I was out working at the cabin. It started raining while I was on my way home. It rained Sunday. Gray days, gray days. No bright and beautiful sunshine to work with, so work with the gray.
There’s more work to be done out there. Always more work to be done. But it can wait for a sunny day.
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: