It’s a Canon day today!
This morning my Photo5 Competition box arrived, and I opened it with excitement and curiosity to see what was inside. If you don’t want to find out till you get yours, don’t scroll down ;)
Also, very exciting news for serious amateur photographers, my next camera, the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D MkII was announced! The specs are very exciting, and my spending/saving priorities have now changed as I set my eyes on this goal, an attainable $2700USD.
The features that most interest me:
- 21MP DIGIC IV CMOS sensor
- 50-25,600 ISO
- Full HD video recording
- 3″ VGA Live View LCD screen
- Attainable price!
A couple of minor disappointments that I can live with:
- Only 9 Auto Focus points
- Auto Exposure Bracketing only +/- 2 Stops, I was hoping for 3
- No portrait orientation shutter, need the grip for that
You can read the full details including press release here: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091705canon_5dmarkII.asp
Again, if anyone from Canon is reading and they want to give me one of these babies to put it to the test in a low-light, action packed, colourful, people-oriented event, which is not only attended by, but watched on my blog by a huge number of tech-interested photographers and gadget geeks – please speak to me! :) (contact details in footer) I am of course referring to the Manifest cosplay competition. A detailed review of my experience at the shoot would follow soonafter of course!
- A red ribbon
- A white crayon
- Bubble mixture
- A coctail umbrella
- A tealight candle
Can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Actually, I can’t wait to see what I come up with *strokes chin*.
Several weeks back I took some macro photos around the garden, which ended up having a very “grungy” look. A few weeks after that, the blog post was linked to from a Smashing Magazine article titled “Grunge Style In Modern Web Design“.
I thought that maybe there might be interest in some similar photos, so I explored the garden again today, this time with a slightly wider lens.
If you decide to use any of these photos for your project, a small credit and link to my site http://neil.creek.name would be appreciated.
The last time I photographed this little sand garden toy , I only had on camera lighting, and I had to bounce the flash off the ceiling to make it look decent. Now that I can put the flash anywhere I want, I can really show the cool textures and patterns in this fun benchtop zen garden.
Just a photo I need for a blog post I’ll be making soon ;) A fork, illuminated by one flash from behind, background illuminated by another gelled flash, and a reflection card reflected in the tines to givea bit of texture.