#53 – LX-3 Low Light Performance

Got to admit, I’m disappointed by the level of noise in this photo. OK, so I’m used to very low noise on the D700, but this was taken at ISO200 on the LX-3, and the noise levels are poor (and I’ve reduced the noise in post-processing). My old Fuji F31 was much, much better than…

#52 – adding a bit of atmosphere 2

Following on from my last post, here’s another from the East Lancs Railway. Same idea, as before, although the engine is now a much larger part of the overall scene. However, I chose to compose it with the mill, water tower and signal box all in the scene, to help add a bit more visual interest….

#51 – adding a bit of atmosphere 1

I’ve now been using the Nikon D700 for exactly a year, and I know this because the first place I took it was to the East Lancs Railway winter steam gala at the end of January. One year on, time for a return visit. Other than a nightshoot at Bury, I’d not done any railway photography since then,…

#50 – 50th Post

OK, so it’s not that many, but it’s a milestone nonetheless! It’s about 6 months since I moved my blog to this one, and I’ve made more posts in that 6 months than in the previous 18 months, which isn’t bad going when you consider I spent 3 months on secondment with work at the…

#49 – the art of cropping

I was one told that a good way of deciding how and where to crop was to cover up the bits you wanted to keep and just look at the bits you want to crop. If they contained nothing of interest, or didn’t add anything to the image, then cut them off. With that in…

#48 – Panasonic LX3 high dynamic mode part 2

Another day out, another test of the LX3. The above shot was taken on the beach at Southport (not sure what it is , but it’s old, iron and rusty, so is therefore interesting), with the high dynamic mode on. I then turned the camera into program mode and took another shot (below). The difference…