Sunday, 17 June 2007

Surf's Up

Mike offered to show me how to use my new dSLR, so we went down the beach and took some snaps. As some were taken by Mike, you might see them again on his blog. No doubt they'll look better over there.

All taken with the Canon EOS 350D, and standard 18-55mm lens. Some shots had lighting tweaked in Photoshop Elements, and the last one was just a way to use a blurred photo which was taken by me when standing on the running board of the car to get some height across traffic as the light faded. More experimentation required. Resisting the temptation to just turn the dial to the automatic settings.

beach-north

tanker

waterwall

mike

surfer1

surfer2

ab-landscape

4 comments:

WD said...

Cool pictures.
One day I may have to join you guys in the digital SLR world.
In the meantime I'll show Kate the surfing pictures, as she is a surfer chick at heart ^__^

AktoMan said...

Merely day 1 of the revolution, Darren. Still got lots to learn. Zoom - dial in aperture - focus.

I get telt what the numbers mean, but I still have to understand it myself.

Too lazy to walk closer to the surfer, and he didn't get much on-board time in the hour we were there.

Too much work to get through, I'll spend some time reading manual and practicing over the Summer.

Michael G Clark said...

Who is that handsome chap in the photo? Oh it's me. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

I used one of your pics as me profile for this week. Cheers.

AktoMan said...

So, you went for the one that looks like you're taking a leak, then.