Thursday, February 9, 2012

Travel Photo Thursday: Feb 9th. Interesting light.

Photography can be so frustrating at times. I stumble around with settings, then get so annoyed I just flick to Auto and relax and leave it all to the camera to sort out!
In the course of experimentation, particularly in low light situations, I have learnt never to delete anything but wait until I bring them up on computer...and then I can be pleasantly surprised!

Here's a few unexpected results, often because I have not checked what setting my Canon SX10is was on. 
I have now upgraded to the recently released Canon SX40HS which captures a better pic in low light.


Damaraland, Namibia.
Wrong camera setting but I love these colours: so cooling after a hot day's slog building rock walls for water point protection from desert elephants. http://www.desertelephant.org/





Chobe River, Botswana.
Lone Namibian fisherman. Late afternoon overcast skies created this peaceful scene's light.





Lake TanaEthiopia.
Eerie light of early morning boat trip to island monasteries. My camera program select button was on wrong setting.




Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland.
Love the delicate colouring of this low light scene.



Travel Photo Thursday is on again where travel bloggers post up their great pics from around the world. 
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19 comments:

Muza-chan said...

Great pictures, my favorite is Chobe River, Botswana

Denise said...

the second picture is my favourite

PORTIA said...

Wow! you bring the world closer!
-Portia

JANU said...

Awesome Pictures.

J. R. Nova said...

I wish I lived in all of these places. It's beautiful here, too, though, so I better not take my current location for granted.

AK said...

Yes, these came out great...lesson to be learned...I won't delete either...still learning myself and get frustrated as well, then turn to auto. Someday...it will be easier. Thanks for the photos.

Cathy Sweeney said...

Scenes like those are beautiful at any camera setting, I think. Beautiful pics. The lone Namibian fisherman really tells a story.

Sabrina said...

The picture of the Chobe River is my favorite. Beautiful light! I agree with you... unless the picture is completetly useless, I have stopped deleting from my camera. It always looks a little different on the computer screen.

Raymond @ Man On The Lam said...

Oh I love that fisherman photo! Well done!!

Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista said...

These are great Jim! I especially liked the fisherman and Loch Lomond. Both are very beautiful. I am just learning to take advantage of the tools on the computer to make "worthless" pictures a little better.

InsideJourneys said...

Wow, Jim, these are beautiful! Love the Chobe River shot.

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

Absolutely beautiful shots and great surprises. Love the Botswana shot!

Dick Jordan said...

Not bad for doing it "all wrong"!

Andy said...

Hello Jim.
I love these virtual tours you take us on, because I'd probably never get to visit half the places in reality.
Still think the shots are awesome!
Thanks for sharing.

Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

Jan said...

I love these, wonderful settings wrong or not.

Ayngelina said...

Love the photos, the Botswana is my favourite, seems so serene.

Alessandra said...

I am with the people who like the second picture best
:-)

Ciao
Alessandra

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Awesome pics Thanks for sharing