ARCHIVE 208 – EARLY MORNING AT TEALHAM, WITH A SMALL CAMERA
January 13, 2016 19 Comments
Just around sunrise, with mists lifting off the water and drifting over the fields. A truly magical place.
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Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (equivalent); 200 ISO.
UPDATE: I remember this day. I’d decided upon a “Spartan” approach to the day’s photography and so, rather than taking full-frame Nikon gear, had carried instead just the little Canon PowerShot. Only to meet a chap with a huge Nikon, and really the biggest telephoto I’ve ever seen, probably the 800mm Nikkor I guess. So we talked photography while he fondled his gear and, finally – inevitably! – he asked what camera I was using >>> and, I’ll never forget, on being shown the PowerShot, he said “Oh, you’ve got THAT have you!” – which was better than merely receiving a superior smirk!
Of course the G11 was much newer in those days, in fact it may have just come out – and it was a little revolutionary in that, rather than Canon slavishly following the ever-more-pixels race, they’d actually produced a model with FEWER pixels than its predecessor, in a successful (yes, successful) attempt to improve image quality >>> so this was maybe what stirred this chap’s admiration!
But as I got up to the bridge, looked eastwards and saw this scene I cursed not having brought my very much loved Nikon 70-300 zoom along – only to be very impressed by what the G11 was capable of – I remember looking down into its fully articulated screen and saying “If I can see that on the screen, that’s how the image will look!”.