Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Final

Boy, I'm really falling behind here.
Seems like only yesterday I was punching out a post a day and now I'm barely getting one a week out.
Need to work on this.
Anyways, here's one of them night pictures I finally did a bit of work on:

I'm not really happy with the composition; something's not right about it.
I mean I really like the subject, but it's missing something or I need to take it from another angle.
Or something.
I'll go out and shoot it again.
With this:

Yep, I bought me another camera!
I told myself I was going to wait a bit but this deal came up and after thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and well, you know what I mean, I went ahead and picked this up.
It's not a new camera but it had a very low shutter count and the price was right.
It is a step up, though not as up as I'd like, but a step up anyways.
My old camera was 10 mega pixels and this one sports 12.
Not a huge jump but it does take nicer pictures.  The old camera was CCD and this one was them newfangled CMOS things so I suppose that has something to do with it.
I swear I'm not going to be happy until I get to like 100 GAGILLION mega pixels and my image files cannot be loaded up on Blogger.

Here's the last of the images from the old camera; I took this one the same night I went out and got them   headlight trails.
I saw these surfboards in the window and I just liked the way they looked at night.
I also went by the LBS and got this:

I just liked the way the sign illuminated the sidewalk.
Anyways if you, the reader, have been following along at home, you know that I got some new glass:

It's the same as the old glass, 50mm f/1.8 but well, newer.
I'm not sure which one I'm keeping as they both have different qualities.
I used my new rig to take this:

Sort of a test shot to see if what I visualized holds any water.
I like the idea of taking a gas station at night, the way the lights shine with the high roof and how they are sort of beacons of safety made me think they'd be a good subject.
I stopped that image down some cause I wanted to blacken out the background.
I don't think this station has the right "character" but I think I may be on to something.
Anyways there's only like three more weeks until vacation and I'll be busy working on the last projects of the year at school.
Some of the kids do some surprising work and I hope you have to time to check out the stuff I posted up on our blog.
The link is on the right and if you go leave some comments so the kids know "real" people are actually logging on.
Okay, it's late and I still got to come up with the next lesson plan so off I go!
Sort of.


Steve A said...

Do the lenses swap between the two cameras?

Trevor said...

Another camera....Why am I not surprised...HaHa.. Enjoy!!


John Romeo Alpha said...

I like the gas station, which is notable for its lack of signage of brand or price--isn't there some sort of unspoken rule that gas station pictures should have flying horses and prices visible? PS your bikes miss you.

limom said...

Steve A, the lenses are compatible.

Trevor, this one is just to tide me over.

JRA, yes, I miss them too.