Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.
@samkiller42 thank you for the kind words I wanted to see how much colour I could recover from the RAW files and I'm very impressed with what the camera can do.
I'm comparing directly with my previous "walkabout" landscape kit, which was a Canon 5D Classic with 17-40L lens. Obviously the full frame sensor has better IQ hands down, but the capability of the D7000 with 16-85 is nothing to sniff at (especially when you consider I got the kit for £275 on ebay, which is less than I paid for the 17-40 by itself lol).
Yesterday I took advantage of a rare weather window in Glencoe, and I was extremely lucky to get the shots that I did. The D7000 has passed all my tests! Granted, it's no fun lugging a heavy DSLR up a mountain, but the payoff is worth the effort ten times over.
Did some more processing today - another capture from the same vantage point. Seriously impressed with the D7000.
Those shots reflect the beauty of the place. It's a place you can immediately fall in love with.
Ahh, Lenny, you continue to convince me to go to Scotland, and I shall... One day.
Anyway, back in the past:
Seljalandsfoss by Sam Masters, on Flickr
@samkiller42 it's incredibly photogenic, as you can see Honestly, I sometimes feel like a bit of a cheat posting these images. It's maybe 5% skill with a camera and 95% the natural beauty of the landscape. I went for a drive through to Ballachulish yesterday and the light was just -perfect- for atmospheric captures: a lot of low cloud, warm afternoon sun, and glowing colours.
Loch Earn Castle
The Pap of Glencoe
Despite my lack of driving license, i think a short flight and a train will still be a sensible idea next year.
You can imagine just how scary Glencoe must be in the winter when you realise the eight foot snow poles lining the roads!
It's a stunning place though.
I climbed up the Pap while I was staying in Ballachullish. Beautiful photo.
Fuji XH-1 by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Just waiting for Royal Mail to deliver the lens.
And i'm Baaaaack!
Frozen in Ice by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Spinnakers Golden Glow by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Frosted Leaves by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Peaking over by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Frosty Jacks by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Hahaha! I see what you did there Sam
Christmas Day Sunrise by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Happy New Year folks, May it bring plenty of photographic opportunities to you all!
River L'Issoire by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Water Drop by Sam Masters, on Flickr
Nice, Sam! Wicked depth on that one.
And a Happy New Year back to you as well! Going to get some more shots up as soon as I can - they'll be older ones as I've no scenic opportunities coming up (is there an easy way to quickly see what I've already posted?) - prep the feedback machine...
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