Yesterday while still in Dunedin we chose a new camera that I’ll be able to start learning how to use. So exciting! To be honest I hate learning anything new but I’d got really frustrated with the lack of detail and poor colour rendition in my basic cellphone camera. This afternoon back home I ventured out into a not-very-nice day to try it out for the first time. It was really gusty outside and threatening to rain any minute – not the best for taking my first pictures but I was thrilled with the results achieved with simply using the ‘Intelligent-Auto’ setting. These are my first three photos and the only ones I’ve taken so far. I don’t even know how to shift the focus from the centre yet!
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This Cornus or dogwood a few blocks down the road from home has been looking stunning, although a bit past it now. Still a beauty in my eyes. I haven’t edited this at all, just resized and saved. It was the last photo I took (used the zoom).
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Same Cornus, this is the second photo taken. Got blown out in some of the white so I’ve adjusted for brightness and saturation.
And now my very first photo taken, a church just up the road. Slightly increased the saturation.
The camera is a Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ220.
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)