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.
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