27 May 2011

Through the rain swept windscreen

I am beginning to grasp the concept that photograpy is not always about the crystal sharp photos. Sometimes a different perspective has an appeal of its own.

These shots are of the old SA Milling building, in Central, which I took a few weekends ago, when we were experiencing heavy rain. I didn't want to get out and get wet, so what the heck............this is the result.

These two pics also mark the en of an era as they were taken with my Panasonic Lumix, which has served me well, but which I have now outgrown. The zoom looses a lot of definition when used to its maximum and I have been not been very sucessful with many of my wildlife photos, especially birds.

For a long tine now I have been hankering to get my hands on a DSLR and took the plunge this week, when I took delivery of a Pentax K-r. My decision was influenced by the fact that I have a collection of Pentax lenses from my old film SLR, which thanks to Pentax innovation are compatible with the latest digital cameras. And I am also a Pentax fan.

The week has not produced many photo opportunities, but hopefully that is going to change this weekend.


katney said...

These are luscious shots. Have fun with the new camera. I can dream, but I still ahven't read the manual and learned to go much beyond the automatic on the one I have. I think I would need a class.

Firefly said...

I had a little bit of money come my way and I have been contemplating to just go and get myself a DSLR, but now it seems that something else has cropped up and needs to be paid, so :-(

Simply Ink said...

Lovely to reconnect with you again Max..love these pics, the water distortion makes them quite special!!
Heather (aka aslowread)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

The camera bodies are all pretty good now. It is the lens that are important. It is nice when you have film lenses to use. Nikon is backward compatible and it was nice to have a new camera with several lenses. Of course I had to buy more :lol:

Max-e said...

Heather, I have tried to leave comments on your site, but the system you are using to regulate comments wont let me in.

Harry Hilders said...

Beautiful shots!