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.
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