Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A new toy

In the form of my first camera phone! It's a Sony Ericsson K771i, with a 3.2 megapixel camera and I have been very pleased so far.
The first image is of Fungi growing on a stump near the bus stop, came out rather well, I thought.

I took it into the town centre and really enjoyed shooting away with a camera that seems to pass un-noticed when you use it!
Here's a shot of one of the Street Vendors.

It seems ideal for candids and using as a notebook, and there is enough in the way of definition when working a image sizes suitable for the web, as shown in this pic of a seasonal shop.

And this one of the Santa figure in the window

Camera Phones really are great for this sort of Photography, and with the provided 256 Megabyte memory card it has a capacity of over 300 photographs!

Naturally you can't do a lot of cropping on an image of so few megapixels, and it doesn't have a zoom, but then this does mean that you have to be more careful in framing the shots to make maximum use of the available image area, and that can't be a bad thing.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Slightly better weather for a couple of hours!

The weather has really been atrocious this last few days, but today it cleared for a little while and we went for a run onto the moors, and had lunch with our friends in Castleton. I did manage to get one decent photograph, and it is of Fryup Dale.
I was hoping to take more, but as usual the weather closed in and put a stop to that idea!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bonfire Night and lovely weather!

The last couple of day have been rather damp with a continuous fine but very wetting Drizzle, so it was a real challenge to get decent shots!

In total I took 16 shots, but only three were passably sharp, despite the Nikon D60's vibration reduction system, it couldn't of course cancel out the fact that the people moved during the necessarily lengthy exposures.