As mentioned in my previous post I just got back after 5 weeks visiting my family in Melbourne, Australia. I have begun to transfer all the photos onto my computer for processing but it´s going to take some time to go through them. I actually tookunder 600 photos for the trip so not too many for 5 weeks. Sometimes you read about people taking 500 photos a day but it´s not something I do. Normally I only shoot in RAW but on this occassion I took a few JPEG images as well to see how they would turn out so all of the photos in this post are JPEGs. One feature that I tried out towards the end of my holiday was the sweep panorama and it worked out ok. I´ll try it out a bit more in the future.
This first photo is one I wanted to take from previous trips and the evening was quite still and clear with no rain. I´m not sure what the name of the bridge is but we always call it the Snake bridge…….
It was taken with the Sony Nex-5n and the 16mm f/2.8 and fisheye converter lens on a tripod.
I found myself using the 16mm f/2.8 lens with the fisheye converter and the wide-angle converter quite a lot. Some people have had problems with their 16mm but I have been pleased with mine. I like the compactness of the lens and weight (only 67 grams) and teh fact that you can add the converter lenses at any time. They are both just over 100 grams each so no problems to carry about. I will try to take a few photos of my “TRAVEL KIT” to show what it looks like.
A few more photos……….
The next three are from the MELBOURNE SHRINE. The fisheye lens was perfect for the interior of the Shrine as I wanted to include the amazing interior.
One from the rooftop……
It was great to take photos of Melbourne at night as there are so many interesting buildings around and in future posts I will include some more images. The last photo for now is a panorama using the Sony Nex sweep panorama feature. It only takes photos in JPEG but I was pleased how it worked out. This was actually a test of what it would look like of some trees in the Dandenongs. There were loads of native birds around and a great place for a picnic:)
The camera stitched the photos together very nicely. It is better if the subject is static, otherwise if you have people, cars etc moving about it gets a bit messy. I think this was taken with the Sigma 30mm on the Sony NEX F3???
I hope you enjoyed the sample of images and any comments or questions are always welcome.