I tried again....this time with dogwood as well as a tree i'm not sure the name of. notice the tiny fly in the 3rd picture.
I guess I didn't realize that about the DOF being harder to isolate w/the camera I'm shooting with, although it makes sense. I'll confess, I didn't know what "bokeh" was and had to ask Patrick. I'm not sure I fully understand, but I guess I will eventually.Flew said:Lovely Leigh. I really like the 2nd and 4th ones. They just pop from the background. You know that getting good background isolation is much harder with a small sensor cam like the 8800, right? (The DOF is much larger with that configuration). I had a Sony DSC-828 (very similar to the 8800) before I got my D70, and I was amazed at the difference in the bokeh.
You need to talk the big boy into getting you a DSLR to go with the Coolpix. :lol: 8)
Thank you Harry. It's funny about the inability to isolate the subject being such an issue. Maybe because I didn't know about it being a problem I didn't let it be a problem? Heck, maybe the coolpix is smarter than we thought it was! It's definitely a fun camera to play around with. I'm hoping to be able to take some pictures tomorrow. I'm going to shoot RAW and see what difference it makes. If I get anything worthwhile, I'm sure you all will see it.Harry S. said:Nice images, Leigh, especially taking into account (as Frank already pointed out) that it's not so easy to isolate subjects with the small sensor of a coolpix.
Leigh said:A friend of mine has the 8800 and recently showed me some pics he made in China. I did not know about the pano-function, which I marvelled at when he explained it to me. And the panos he had made in China (printed on the plotter in his office) were absolutely stunning.Harry S. said:It's definitely a fun camera to play around with.
Thanks for the comments. I'm having so much fun with this little cameraPanos Kazanelis said:Leigh, excellent photos, especially the last one :!:
yep, i do a bit. he works so much,but when i see him in the cafe, i sometimes send him a PM. This cafe idea he and Flew cooked up is great. I enjoy talking w/everyone here...such a diverse set of people from all over. I look forward to getting to know you all better!Panos Kazanelis said:Just a question, do you use the Cafe to talk with Patrick :lol: