26 April 2009

Small is Beautiful ...


Ceanothus
and
Pittosporum

I have a new digital camera. I'm not sure if I'm happy with it. The colours seem washed-out compared with my old one. Certainly the Scheurer fabrics don't look as striking. I thought I'd try out some supposedly excellent macro shots on these tiny flowers, but I think it's a case of 'must try harder' or revert to the old camera. Time will tell ...

12 comments:

SharDon Exclusives said...

My newish camera has developed the same problem and I hate to try to take pics because they are never as beautiful as The White Bench and others. I just need a good camera that captures the look I want. Yours are lovely. I found that I need to change the "dpi" resolutions and they were a little better...sharon

Sal said...

If at first you don't succeed...!!
;-)

Melanie said...

I think your photo's look wonderful.
I was just wondering, do you know of anyone who is looking for a swap partner? I am longing to join this swapping lark, and any help you could give me would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks
Take Care
Melanie xx

Mr Snippets said...

The image you see on your screen could easily be far different to those that others see, due to the way the screen is set up in the first place.
You could always edit the images in whatever photo editing software you have, by altering the contrast,brightness, warmth, hues etc. Thus letting the computer improve your work. There are many free applications that you can download for this purpose such as Picasa and The Gimp. Google for them.
What is more important is that you take the image, because like all the catwalk models, the images can be doctored.

Marilyn said...

I felt the same way about my new camera. I just "fiddled" with the settings. Keep on tryin'....
Have a great day!
Marilyn
xxoo

Anonymous said...

I'm just thrilled to see ceanothus and pittosporum flowers - they still haven't really opened up here! And yes small is beautiful - less is so ofter more...

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Your macro shots are lovely...
I have a similar problem with my digital camera, in that photos appear more washed-out than I would like. I usually use the 'auto correct' on my PC to get a better finish.
Is yours a 'Samsung' by any chance?
When I use my SLR camera I get the opposite problems, with everything being very dark!
Keep snapping, at least these days we aren't wasting reams of film with our practicing!
Niki x

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

I think your close up shots look really good! It does take a bit of time to get used to a new camera and all the settings. I still take loads and loads of the same image using slightly different settings and then choose which one looks best.
Ali x

Redwoodhouse said...

I think your pictures are always stunnings, the clouds are amazing, I am rubbish with a camera and a new one fills me with horror as the instructions need to be read and understood argggggg....
Jan

Melanie said...

I am hosting a swap over on my site if you would like to join, please feel free to pop over and take a look.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

OhSoVintage said...

I have this flowering pittisporum too and it smells lovely in the evening. I didn't know they flowered and only noticed the tiny flowers when I wondered where the lovely scent was coming from. Hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Ruth x

louise said...

I think it just takes time to get to master a new camera. x