Ingrown name tags

A better camera does not make a better photographer. I knew that going in, yet when I produced photos with my new DSLR (a Canon EOS 1000D) that were just as bad as those taken with my trusty Canon A620, a digital pocket camera… Well, I had to swallow for a bit. Pride mostly.

But I had decided to treat myself, and so I did. One of the things that irritated me about the pocket camera is how much light it needed to get anything done, and in this respect the new camera is clearly better. I especially like how my trees now have frilly branches instead of a sort of blue aura. Also the macro shots come out nice and crisp, even though they’re a horror to get in focus.

Today was the first sunny day since I bought the camera last weekend, a good time therefore for an outdoors test run. My regular route to the Amstel park leads past the Zuidas, an area in which lots of high-rises are being built, and in the park there are always grateful models in the shape of very tame ducks, chickens, pheasants and peacocks.

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4 responses to “Ingrown name tags”

  1. Xt says:

    Still some nice pictures! I have two dslr’s, but I hardly do digital anymore. I switched back to my analog Leica M6 camera with ilford xp2 film. Still superior to digital.

  2. Jolie says:

    Mooie winterfoto’s! Leuk, dat ingegroeide naambordje en dat lachende poeletje van ijs. Die laatste foto is ook èrg mooi!

  3. Natasha says:

    Love the ducks!

  4. brankl says:

    Jullie zijn allemaal schatjes. Dank voor de complimenten. :-)

    Christian, I still have my two regular SLRs, but I cannot be bothered to buy film, develop film, and scan film. I am going to buy a mobile phone with camera though, because I already miss pulling the camera from my pocket.

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