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Wild Hair Day

Wait, you're telling me an all-purpose zoom produced this? 😮

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You can make this happen!

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And you should want to. If you don't understand what this is, you owe it to yourself to dig into some classic episodes and see why you should empty your savings into this kickstarter.
With your help, we can bring MST3K back to life for a new generation, with a new season of up to TWELVE feature-length episodes!
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... feels wet, when I look at it...

doesn't it?

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You're still here?
"Easter Cactus" in off-seasonal bloom.
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There's no need for a national dog day. Every dog has his day eventually already.
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Feline Interloper

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This little bastard just made himself right at home on my desk.
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I'm Mooning You

Just boredom + super zoom compact + iPhone editing. Also a blue moon, as if that matters. 
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I heard some people were upset about the new Starbucks holiday cups.
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There was this... thing.

...but, you had to go around it...

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Experimenting With Austerity

I decided I'd give a real genuine try at making a legitimate landscape tool out of a pocketable super zoom camera. Taking into consideration its size, cost, and so on as well as the various options for processing photos (and keep in mind, my choice of camera does not output RAW) and styles that can be achieved, etc. I think it's doable. I'm targeting 12"x16" maximum sized prints. The camera is the Sony DSC-HX90V with effective focal length of 24-720mm. 

So far, I've been learning some important details about how this camera operates. It likes overexposure and flattens images far too much at default settings. Luckily that's all adjustable. But it's funny. The images look far better when you compensate for that. My laziness was my enemy on this last attempt. No tripod meant lots of image shake at base ISO. Another issue is that it's highly susceptible to atmospheric properties like haze on the longer focal lengths. Any long lens will do this, but, the smaller the output, it seems, the more of a visible impact it has.

Anyway, here's a couple samples from my second session of trying to take a very casual camera very seriously. Keeping in the spirit of the gear, I edited entirely in Apple's Photos app.

Any suggestions you may have on making lower end compacts sing beyond their class would be fun to hear.
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Yeah, Lightroom is fine. Slow, but, fine. I use it most of the time. I just want focus more on the camera itself in this case, with limited editing to go with the limited capabilities and limited expectations. It would also be nice to develop a workflow that can be completed on a phone or tablet as I definitely see this camera as an extension of that space of photography.
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I don't always take photos of my cat...

But, when I do, it involves 3 off camera flashes and a light tent, apparently. And, of course, the subject arrives unannounced and completely uncooperative.

I was taking some product shots for some things headed towards eBay land and the cat got curious.

(For the curious cats out there: Sony RX100 IV, 3 Yongnuo flashes triggered by optical slave mode, left, right (24mm), and above (35mm), all at 1/8th plus the camera pop-up flash on auto but it's not really strong enough to do anything at 125 ISO and f/8.) 
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One Moon, Two Shots

One taken with $3000 worth of gear and the other taken with $430 worth.

Of course, the real differences are apparent when viewed at large magnification and it's no contest. Still, kind of a good demonstration of diminishing returns in photography equipment these days, and never mind the price difference. Consider the massive... mass difference. That $3000 gear set is about 15 times greater volume and significantly heavier.

Hmmm....
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In what I like to shoot - Aviation - weight is always an issue - panning with 400lbs is never fun all day .....

That said - to get different images that not everyone else takes requires some interesting thinking or cool (usually expensive) equipment.
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My primary interests are on the creative side. I write poetry, create artistic images, and engineer software.

I taught myself to write software and became a Sr. Software Engineer.  Next I'm teaching myself photography and have no idea what will come of that.

I value critical thought over dogma. I hold my strong opinions lightly. 

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