Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photographic Experimentation

I bought a new camera, it arrived last night not really enough time to play with it before dark, so first light this morning I was out seeing what I could get for shots. I went around and around - Canon DSLR or Nikon DSLR? The camera offerings from both in my price range weren't quite what I wanted. I really wanted to be able to get decent action shots of the dogs, as well as decent portrait and nature shots. I ended up with the Pentax K-r from Costco. The ISO range, the FPS and the online reviews were really quite good. Feature for feature the Pentax looked like the biggest bang for my camera buck - The package from Costco included a camera bag, the camera body, a couple of lenses and an SD card (which annoyingly arrives separately from the camera).

Here's the review that sold me on the Pentax:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxkr/page11.asp

You'll all have to bear with me as I work out the features of the new toy. A baby step here and there. Hopefully you'll appreciate the patience of my subjects :-) All images are thumbnailed - click on images for larger versions.

From this morning which I think is largely the right lens with the wrong ISO:




And then this afternoon - much better light. ISO set to 200:


Love independent weaves! Makes photographing one's own dog possible!











Wrong ISO here - shooting towards the setting sun and in the shade. I do like the effect though.

Kipling's turn! Thanks for your help Jill!




Teller as captured by Jill.

 Strummer - an honorary golden for the day

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