walk on BY

Last week we celebrated my mother in laws 91st birthday.

We went to The Mercer Kitchen a Jean-George Restaurant located on Prince Street in The Mercer Hotel.  When I walked toward our table I heard a thumping above my head.  I realized it was people walking by us, overhead.  Lucky I had my camera with me.

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(click on The Mercer Kitchen link, scroll down to the second from the bottom pictures, you’ll what I am talking about)

another new CAMERA

I have been taking pictures with a dslr for about 10 years, when my husband bought me a Canon 20d.  It literally ROCKED my world.  I moved up the Canon ladder to a 40d, moved to a full frame 5d and in December 2012, I got a 5d mark iii.  Canon’s latest and greatest consumer full frame Canon. I love this camera, but it is heavy!  Now, so many new cameras have being announced I felt it was time to check them out.

I had my eyes set on the full frame Sony a7 and the crop sensor Olympus OM d EM1.  Both are great camera’s.  I decided on the full frame Sony. I’m still getting used to the controls, they are a bit clunky, compared to the big dslr!

I took these pictures yesterday, it was so cold that when we woke up there was snow on the ground.  Look at the icicles on the bottom of the bird feeder (it’s about 20 feet away).

These pictures were taken in manual mode, shot raw and edited in Lightroom.  I used the Sony Zeiss 1.8 55mm lens.

What do you think???  I think they look pretty good, even straight out of the camera!

new CAMERA

Last night my husband gave me my Hanukkah present. A Canon 5d mark iii. Tonight I took 2 pictures of the moon. One with the full frame Canon 5d mark iii and one with the crop sensor Canon 60d.  Can you tell the difference?

I decided to compare the pictures.  The settings are different because I didn’t shoot them at the same time.

Would have reshot, but the moon went away.  Click on the picture to view it full size.

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Canon 5D mark iii f/8 – 1/160 – iso 400

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Canon 60d f/7.1 – 1/100 – iso 800