OK I’m up and running again! I went out shooting with the Nikon D300 yesterday, what a joy. Well I’m almost up and running again, I still need to get my tripod operational. I lost the quick release plate when my Canon 500D was stolen for my Benro tripod. Still need to buy a new one which is happening soon.
So I am all handheld right now, but then again I like that additional challenge. Of course it means more waste, but that’s the lovely thing with digital. There is one thing that Nikon needs to do with their cameras which is to be able to set bracketing to 3 shots. I am shooting 7 or 9 shots right now and when I come home it’s overwhelming which shots to keep and which ones to trash.
Well on the image quality – it feels better compared to the 500D but then again, I haven’t done any night stuff yet. That will be the real test.
This photo is of the Senate in Paris, it’s located in the Luxembourg parc (which incidentally is the nicest parc in all of Paris). I shot this leaning on the ramp which you see on the right to have maximum stability, and held my breath – actually that is about the best thing I learned in the army, how to hold one’s breath in preparation for a precision shot. It is HDR of course with 4 pictures.
I love the sky and the dramatic “almost raining” feel the clouds gave. Yet there was a nice light shining behind that big cloud.
Hope to be adding lots more.