I bought a new Sigma Lens after my Canon 17-85 finally gave up after eight years of service, so what better way to try it out than a day-trip to Murphy’s Point to take some pictures with my mother. We didn’t venture too far in, but there was plenty to photograph in what we did cover. Trying out a new lens after all that time showed me how lazy I’d been with letting the camera making too many decisions. Getting home to the computer I wasn’t thrilled with the results I’d gotten. They were okay, but finer points like contrast and focus weren’t what I wanted.
I took some time and played with some settings and took comparable shots with other lenses and figured out what I was doing wrong. A little late perhaps, but I find it almost impossible to see in-camera how I’m doing. Sometimes you just have to take a bunch and see how they come out. Luckily twenty years of Photoshop practice allowed me to salvage most of what I took, and they’re decent, not complaining, but I know there’s plenty of work and practice still to be done to get what I want directly in-camera.
Click the main photo above, or this link, to see the photos taken.
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