02 June 2011

Skywatch Friday - Sunrise over Algoa Bay

Getting back into photography with a DSLR is quite an adjustment after becoming accustomed to a compact digital camera, with a super zoom. Yes, I could put my new camera on automatic and use it as a point and shoot, but then I may as well have stuck with what I had.

For me one of the attractions of an SLR is being able to choose my own settings. It is a more measured style of photography, that requires more thought than the compact, but not quite the same as my first 35mm camera, when I used a hand held light meter and had to work out all the settings manually. It took a while to set up the shots back then but the results were good.

This is one of my first shots looking towards the Bay and st Phillips Church, Port Elizabeth.

I have a lot to learn with my digital DSLR, but I am going to have a lot of fun getting there, even if I have to wade through the 340 page manual.
Check out some more great pictures from around the world at the Skywatch site.


eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous color and a beautiful sky. Awesome capture! Happy skywatching!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great post for skywatch... Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

fjällripan said...

Fantastic sunset behind that beautiful church! Great capture.

DrillerAA09 said...

You're going to love that DSLR. Even in Auto, the DSLR has better glass than the compacts and super zooms, so the quality of your images will tend to be much better. This is a beautiful capture. Excellent work.

Firefly said...

Great shot. I hope your new baby brings you lots of happiness

katney said...

Enjoy the new camera, Max. I would never be able to make it through the manual. I haven't made it through the manual on my PowerShotin two years--but just checking--it is nearly 300 pages, too. And I'm not sure where the English one is--I checked the Spanish one. Good thing the automatic and the few settings I have learned work so well.