Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Yesterday afternoon after a quick lunch, I thought why not go to the small waterfall which located not far away from where I live, to practice some blur water shots. Thinking of those waterfall photos from magazines which are always breathtaking to me, without delay, packed up my stuff and there I go.
1st tried on waterfall, and I’m quite happy with the result. I will return again…
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
After I have been playing with the camera setting, the best thing to do next is to bring it outdoor to try it out. Sitting in front of the PC means less shooting, so there I go. 1st weekend after I bought the camera, and I was lucky enough that the weather was fine on that day.
Likas Chinese Temple - 普陀寺
Kota Kinabalu Waterfront
Friday, June 25, 2010
These are small animals. Trying to photograph them with lens pointing at their eye level with fixed screen LCD when they are lying down won’t be an easy task, at least to me.
My youngest sister’s naughty little doggy. Anyway, this was where the Articulated LCD came useful. Camera was held near to floor level. It won’t be easy if it’s a fixed screen.
I had a hard time trying to get a close-up shot of my Siamese (she was quite shy in front of the camera), she walked away every time she saw the AF lens turning in front of her. Anyway, after a few hard tried, I finally got a shot of her beautiful blue eyes.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I did some test shots when I just got the camera to get myself familiar with the settings, mode, and dials. The pictures quality and colour are at top-notch, at least to my untrained-eyes. No complain at all at this price range. Pictures below are straight from camera except the size has been reduced..
The lens cap
We put down our camera after we finished college to pursue our career. During the past few years, although we did snap some pictures, we were only using "point-and-shoot" camera as it's more affordable. Until recently, the local market is flooded with DSLR and so the price has dropped to a more consumer-friendly level. So we think it's a good time to pick our camera again, to continue our long stopped hobby...So after been looking around and some research, I finally picked my unit - a Nikon D5000. I won't go into its details and performance since there are a lot on the Internet. However, a good review can be found here.
My new joy - Nikon D5000