Saturday, January 29, 2011

Evening Light

Groby Pool, Evening Light. phographs by Vivien Blackburn

My much loved Fuji camera is big and fairly heavy, like an SLR, and for ages I've toyed with the idea of a pocket camera for times when I wouldn't carry the Fuji.

Last week I bought a little Panasonic Lumix from a friend who had upgraded and this is it's first outing - some very very quickly snatched photos on the way back from a family visit.

I have to say I'm really pleased with it. There was a scary bit when my computer wouldn't talk to its HDSC disk - but that was solved when I dug out the card reader that I don't normally need. Phew! relief.


The light was very low, subtle colours in the sunset and I haven't had time to absorb all of its possibilities. These were taken with aperture priority and a wide aperture, flash switched off. No tripod, just hand held - so I'm quite pleased with how they came out. The sheen of the water was beautiful.
This is an old flooded slate quarry with a very very old manor house on the other side which belonged to the Grey family (the family of Lady Jane Grey, the 9 day queen). There are deep working quarries on the other side of the road, hidden by the woods.

I have been painting but can't show the results just yet.

5 comments:

dinahmow said...

Good move, Vivien! A couple of months ago I bought a Canon Powershot A490 and I love it! Fits handbag or pocket and, big plus, I don't look so obtrusive. Or intrusive!
It's the only one I brought with me to NY;some pics on my blog and Flickr.
Happy New Year, by the way. Bit late, but I've been having fun!

Sarah Wimperis said...

lovely that looks, I love that time of day

vivien said...
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vivien said...

thanks Sarah it is a gorgeous time of day I agree - and dawn too

and happy new year to you too Dinah :>) now that's a long celebration!

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful results with your new little camera.