It's February. The weather is miserable, the evenings are dark, and the mornings are grotty. Sounds like an ideal opportunity to escape somewhere else, and so we are. A 4 night city break in Prague awaits.
But now I have a quandary. Last time we went I only had 1 lens on my old Fuji S1. The kit Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6. Not the fastest, widest or longest lens in history but a good enough all-rounder. I got some nice shots with it, even though I was primarily shooting in P mode and storing the images as JPEG. Its tendency to choose f/9 at ISO 320 on the 3 megapixel crop sensor means that the depth of field is very deep indeed.
This time my kit bag and general technique has changed somewhat. I have a Canon EOS500D in it along with 3 lenses and a speedlight. I have taken to shooting RAW and processing in Aperture. I try to shoot in Av or M most of the time as I find that, for most things I shoot, depth of field is more important than precisely controlled shutter speed. And of course…
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A street lamp with striking contrast. Yes, this is number 37. I changed my mind about which one to use. I used the busker at first because I'm practising taking pictures with people in, but this picture is so much stronger than the previous choice that I felt foolish for not using it.
032/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Northern Oak playing West Street Live. Heavily processed because the red lights obliterated so much detail. Got most of it back, though. Thank goodness for shooting in RAW.