August 15, 2005

At the café.

We spent hours talking in the café in the late afternoon today. Tonya and Nina tolerated me testing out my new camera.

Tonya and Nina

And other electronic devices were used as well.

Tonya and Nina

12 comments:

leeontheroad said...

If I may ask: this is the Nikon D70? what did you think of the camera? and were you shotting mahually or on auto? I think the photos turned out well-- crisp and with good tone. I'm curious because I'm mulling over the limitations of a Canon XT.

Ann Althouse said...

Lee: It's a Nikon D50, and I'm using it on automatic. I need to read more of the manual. I always end up turning down the exposure in iPhoto. The cemetery pictures today and yesterday are also with the new camera. Glad you can see the difference. The main thing for me is to be able to look through the lens!

Mom Underground said...

You can definitely tell a difference between pics taken with the new camera versus the old. They look great. Have fun with the new toy!

leeontheroad said...

definite difference: they look great on on an iMac.
(Previous photos seemed to me to have a green cast, but "eye of the beholder" and all that.)

I'll be curious whether you stick with iPhoto, which, again, produced well from camera to download through upload and view. But it sort of doesn't do "justice" to what a D50 can do! (All SLR's are through the lens, after all.)

I wish you well with it!

Ann Althouse said...

Lee: I just bought the cheapest SLR, though. My main frustration was not being able to look through the lens on my old digital camera. If it looked greenish, it was probably the way I tweaked it in the computer, rather than the camera. I have Photoshp Effects, but have trouble seeing why I should bother with it, being so used to iPhoto.

Tonya said...

What? No compliments about the pretty ladies?

leeontheroad said...

Ann, "cheap" digital SLR is sort of an oxymoron, but I do know what you mean.: my XT is a "cheap one," too. One argument against using iPhoto to processs-- rather than catalogue-- your shots would be that you can get excellent quality (tonally) by shooting in RAW-- the format, not the photographer, that is. iPhoto 5 processes RAW format as a jpeg.

But, sure, if you never shoot in RAW; if you blog in a medium format, or you print mostly 4x6; or of you're just happy with the great results you get, it wouldn't matter.

Tonya, you and Nina look great, but I 'magine someone else's comments might be more apt ;-)

Jonathan said...

Ann: Does the larger size of your new camera make you less likely to carry it around or use it casually?

Tonya: One of our motives for asking Ann about her camera is to get her to post more pics of her foxy colleagues :)

Ann Althouse said...

Jonathan: I've kept the smaller camera just to have around all the time. The new camera is much bigger, so it is more of a special occasion camera.

Drethelin said...

is that michealangelos?

Dreth, hasn't been on state street in a while.

Drethelin said...

hah, nevermind. just clicked on the actual picture links.

nina said...

Watching Ann work the camera yesterday was a complete commercial for the Nikon. Just the idea of taking fifty photos in ten seconds set me thinking that it's worth skipping meals to save up for this baby.
Tonya: shame on you for the blatant fishing. I would have done it more subtly like: why the hell is everyone focusing on the camera instead of the two foxy colleagues??