By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
This week was to be a short vacation to Ireland but the plans fell through at the last minute with an unexpected event.
I just purchased my first DSLR camera for the occasion and rather than letting it fall into disuse, I instead went on a road trip this weekend.
Here follow a few snapshots I made of sailboats
The camera used is a Nikon D3400 that I found at a reasonable price. We previously used for many years a Coolpix camera but unfortunately the camera is a bit dainty and since I have tremors in my hands it only serves to amplify the likelihood of a blurry shot.
The new camera had me at a disadvantage. The last time I bought a SLR type camera was when I was in High School during the mid-1980s. The camera I had then was a Ricoh and probably the most advanced technology provided was a built-in light meter, which one used by looking through the lens and seeing a stick with a ring at the end. Its position was based on the ISO setting and one could adjust the camera so that when another stick moved into the ring, the ideal settings were reached. Quite the opposite of today’s product I can say with certainty.
With a greatly needed and helpful affordance of time from a close friend, I managed to learn a few basics with the new Nikon and a digital image editor called Darktable. Here are a few shots, click to enlarge:
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Images © 2019 Darren Smith
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