Wednesday, 7 January 2009

This is going to take some time...

First proper trip out somewhere with the new camera today. I've still got the bug I picked up at the weekend and have been coughing my lungs up, so wildlife photography was out for the day - anything with ears was going to hear me miles away! I'll freely admit that landscape photography is not my strong point - add to that a new camera and photo editing software I'm not familiar with and the results were never going to be outstanding, but the camera is definitely feeling more at home in my hands now and I'm starting to be able to find buttons without having to take my eye away from the viewfinder, which is good.

Since I had to take the post down there, I decided to stick to Melvich for this afternoon's jaunt. I parked in the beach car park and took the path down to the river Halladale:

River Halladale by Bighouse

There was an amazing sky today. One thing this camera does far, far better than the old one is cope with high contrast, though an ND grad filter would still have helped here (another item for the shopping list!):

Melvich sky

Surf was up in the bay:

Melvich bay

Melvich wave (1)

And this is my favourite shot of the day, clouds reflected off ice in the river:

Clouds in the ice

1 comment:

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