Continuing my travels with my new camera Sony DSC RX100iii (AKA Snappy)
I was very much looking forward to using Snappy on my trip to North Carolina and spent most of the 8 hour flight reading through the instruction book – well it did help pass the time.
But before that I took a few shots around the airport,
……….from out of the plane window (I adore clouds)
…….and the inflight meal (yes I am wearing flight stockings)
I even showed the camera to the lady who was sitting next to me…. but she soon fell asleep (okay I know us photographers can be a boring lot when it comes to new equipment but it WAS a long flight). So as you can probably appreciate I was desperate to photograph something…… anything !!!
I was happy to play around with the various settings and then found the d d derrrrr Panorama mode and boy was I impressed. Took me a little while to work out which way to hold the camera and how fast/slow to pan round but once I had got the hang of it I was hooked. It is so quick, no stitching images in post production via various plugins …. It was instantaneous. Click,click,click,click click,click DONE !!
I took lots of pictures using this setting even in very poor lighting conditions – in a disused hospital which I was persuaded to trespass by my fellow photographers (more about that later) . Here are the first pictures I took using the Panorama setting – there will be lots more to come I’m sure 🙂
Recently, I had a wonderful trip to North Carolina to visit my photographic chum Marie Otero and what a trip it was !
I have never visited that part of the USA before and found it to be absolutely fantastic – the people were delightful, dare I say AWESOME? Marie and her husband (and cats) were wonderful hosts and Marie and I found we had so much in common it was totally mind blowing. The only thing that was completely different was that Marie was an night owl and I am an early bird but that said we had plenty of time to play. We shared the same love of photography, enjoyed creating painterly images and laughed at the same things (can’t tell you what though !!!)
Marie organised a very full on schedule and we started off by photographing Bree in Studio 51 and Amy Jo at Marie’s home/studio. Both models were great fun and were a joy to photograph.
I have been soooo busy since I got back I haven’t had time to really look at the pictures from the various shoots…… until now. Here are a couple of pictures featuring both of the models I mentioned above (Bree and Amy Jo) and as I process more pictures I will upload them for you to have a sneaky peek at.
Incidentally, we went to an American Bar & Grill in Statesville and had a wonderful lunch including Dill Chips – which turned out to be dill pickle thinly sliced and then dipped in batter and deep fried. Now I know you are probably saying yuk but….. my goodness they really were sensational !!!