May 232010

Canon SX10 – ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/320:  100mm (levels adjusted, dodged the white t-shirt and burned parts of the equipment).

This is one of the first photos taken with the SX10 with super zoom.  I took this yesterday around 1:30pm, hand held through an open window.

The photo below is not zoomed so much… I was working on framing him between the palms, but didn’t want to pull back so much that you couldn’t see what the picture was about.  If you look closely, you’ll see a falling frond.

Canon SX10 – ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/800:  23.8mm

Although I included the photo Xsif data… I can’t take credit for choosing the settings… I really was just playing around with the zoom.  It wasn’t until this morning that I started reading the manual and figuring how to make things happen.  I sense another huge learning curve!

  7 Responses to “THEME: Distant (made close)”

  1. Enjoy your new toy. Great shots and yes there is a learning to the new Canon.

  2. Looks like a keeper to me, enjoy the new equipment.

  3. Nice job of dodging and burning! Looks like that new camera is definitely a keeper!

  4. Umm… now that you mention it.. I might have rested it on the window’s edge. I can’t remember for sure but it seems like something I’d do. Otherwise, it does seem it should be more blurry.

  5. Great job on your first zoom! When the SX10 IS is zoomed completely out, it is sensitive to camera shake – but you nailed it.

  6. Tammy, that is such an understatement! Yesterday I easily figured out how to manually focus the new camera. This morning I swear I practically used up a set of batteries trying to remember how to do it! Finally realized that I was looking at the wrong section of the manual as it is not called Manual Focus (that is something different) but is called “moving the AF Frame.” Jeesh!

  7. Zoomed in your new toy really does a nice job! I love the framing of the second image…those tress are so cool! I am learning…nothing comes without a learning curve LOL

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