Friday, August 12, 2016

Mineral Palace Park

We were in Pueblo, CO yesterday to pick up Susan's brother. He took the bus from Kansas for a visit. Since we were in the town early we stopped by Mineral Palace Park which is on the north end of town. It's been a long time since I was there last which used to be quite often since I used to live in Pueblo. Normally I don't get down that way these days so I had to capture a few frames.
There's a man made lake in the park that's shaped in kind of a figure eight. I knew about the ducks, and the squirrels. They've been there forever. The fish, however, are new. I'm not sure who put them in the pond but they were a nice addition.
Included in these images are some of the first long exposures I've done with the Canon. It performed admirably, and should be a joy to use when I head up Seven Bridges trail at least once more this year. I'm also planning on a Cripple Creek shoot when fall colors starts happening.

One of the main reasons I'm doing the photography these days is that I can decompress a bit. As an aside, I also post images on Viewbug, here on the blog, Twitter, and on Facebook. I really do hope many enjoy.
On Viewbug I enter into various photo competitions. In those competitions I'm not expecting to win. Quite often there's 50k submissions and usually only two images can win so the odds are really slim. Still, competing a bit helps drive me to doing a bit better photography than I would otherwise.
Thank you for checking out my blog. Hope you have an enjoyable day today.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pikes Peak

I finally got an SLR. It's a Canon Rebel T5, and I also got two zoom lenses with it. Here are some of my first results.

I had been using a Fuji S8600. It worked pretty well to further my hobby. The hyperfocal zoom did pretty decent, however I'd been wanting something that's a bit more.
My first impressions are the Canon has much better color depth than the Fuji. That probably has to do mostly with the much larger sensor. The Fuji's sensor is about the size of your pinky nail and the Canon's is larger than your thumbnail.
The capture rate is much faster on the Canon too so you can capture more images faster. The jpeg compression rate is higher on the Canon too which results in smaller image files. Average files sizes from the Fuji is about 7 mb, and from the Canon they're about 4 mb. They transfer faster than the ones from the Fuji.
Happily all of the same filters work on both cameras.
Have a great day and try to enjoy your life a bit.