It’s rare that I reblog something, but this message is worth sharing…..
This is one of the first test shots I made with my new Sony a6000 mirrorless camera (24.3 mp) in the city yesterday. Had to go into the city to get my service provider to check out my Mac Pro as my internet keeps dropping out (over the last couple of days). They thought it might be something to do with my nearest wireless tower having some ‘hiccoughs’.
I have to be honest and say this was a random shot and I’m wasn’t sure about settings at this stage of my afternoon, but doesn’t matter for this example. Can’t remember if this was Aperture Priority or Manual Mode. It certainly wasn’t full AUTO (as I haven’t use that setting on a camera for about 4 years).
I just zoomed in on the image this morning and can see the numbers and one of the hands on the dial of this photographer’s wrist watch. Not clearly, but I can see them on this hand-held shot of mine. My Canon DSLR (18mp) would never have been able to pick this detail up (on a hand-held shot).
I can only imagine how sharp a tripod shot might be. I can see already that my new Sony a6000 is going to be a VERY good investment indeed. This image was made using one of the kit lenses in the promotion pack – the E 55 – 210mm F4.5 – 6.3 telephoto. I read a couple of reviews last week that said the ‘kit’ lenses weren’t very good, but I can only say, as an Amateur photographer, I’m impressed (compared to my Canon EOS 600D). The only PP I’ve done is increase the definition and lighten the shadows as the deep shade of the lane was too dark to see the photographer (compared to the bright sunlight on the model).
NOTE: September was not a good month. First my vacuüm cleaner died, then the fridge played up………then my Safari (Apple’s iconic super fast and elegant web browser for Mac) died last Thursday, crashed my computer (which couldn’t be revived), necessitating a complete ‘erase’ and new operating system installed ………. and yesterday……ehrrr my TV cable connection seems to have ‘passed away’. Perhaps the aerial on top of my block of apartments blew off in the horrific storm Melbourne experienced on Tuesday afternoon. Back online with a new vacuüm cleaner, new fridge, new ‘Mavericks’ on my Mac……..but I’ll have to follow up the TV issue……..tomorrow.
I thought bad luck only happened in ‘3s’?
Let’s hope October is a better month.
I was up the north end of Melbourne yesterday and despite a couple of heavy packages to carry, decided to drop in to the rear of the Fish Market to make some photos of the daily feeding frenzy. This is the 3rd time I’ve walked around this small back alley at market closing time. I’ve always had a fascination with the Seagulls down at the local beach and pier, but the Queen Victoria Market is rapidly becoming a fun way to spend half an hour watching the seagulls, (and a few pigeons), waiting for the titbits that are washed out of the plastic fish crates behind the market.
With black rain clouds hovering overhead and to the north-east of the sky, it was a little dark, so had to lighten nearly every image, but not too much, as I prefer to capture the wintry atmosphere of the day.