The learning curve is steep

I added the second kit lens to my new camera this afternoon and set the camera onto Aperture Priority. I was expecting a step change in quality but did not get it. I think this was my favourite shot.

The lens is a zoom covering 40 mm to 150 mm. I tried it at both ends of its range whilst standing in the same spot

At 40 mm
at 150 mm

I seemed to have issues with close focussing

Overall the results seem to be a little dark, most of the shots needed the shadows lifting.

The learning curve is certainly steep. I think I need to read the manual. I find it annoying that the so-called manual in the box actually has only a handful of English pages that actually tell nothing of any use. I expected, having got off Auto, that my output would be in RAW but I still got jpegs. I need to find out how to set the quality of the images. I also need to find out how to set the ISO because at the moment I cannot find any way of stopping the camera from making its own mind up on the subject!

Yes, I could get the disk out now, insert it and read it … but I cannot extract the disk from the cupboard whilst the table is up and has my lappie on it. Honestly, at this end of the day it just feels like too much trouble.

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Bare Naked

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We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 28, 2020 at 12:31PM

La Cavalerie. We had been going to stay the night here, there’s both a cheese France Passion (we are in Roquefort country) and a CCP Aire. It’s a lovely little town. However with last night’s warning of tonight’s address from M. Macron… we are covering more ground in expectation of imminent travel restrictions. Just called… Continue reading October 28, 2020 at 12:31PM

October 28, 2020 at 11:19AM

Seeing some sensational autumn colours on this drive but finding it hard to capture what with all the bouncing, twisting and turning. Not to mention the crappy IG camera facility. #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020

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