This is my first image in a long time. A result of the realities of work and a period of creative block. More excitingly this is also my first image from the Canon G1-X. Im really excited by the possibilty this camera will provide me. This high end compact from Cannon offers suburb image quality from the largest sensor in it's class. It's a camera that i want to try and keep on me as much as possible to shoot whenever opportunity arises.
From the limited shots i've taken i can say I've been very impressed with the results thus-far. The 14MP camera, features a 4x optical zoom from a very nice lens. Noise from the RAW images is very low even at high ISO's.
This shot in-particular was shot hand-held at 400ISO on a overcast day on the Applecross foreshore south of Perth, Western Australia. I look forward to posting a more comprehensive review of the camera soon, but really happy so far.
Again this is another landscape shot taken from the Bicton foreshore just before Cyclone Bianca crossed over Perth, Western Australia. The Bicton foreshore is so peaceful in the evening, a lot quieter than other sections of the Swan River and is one of my favorite spots for landscape photography in Perth.
The threatening clouds ended up delivering nothing more than a few mm of rain and certainly not the powerful storm that i was hoping for. Strangely on this night the Sunset turned out to be very disappointing with no colour in the sky but half an hour before sunset when this photo was taken the river had this soft warm glow which was kind of errie.
Again like the blog post preceding this, this shot was taken using my ND graduated filter on my Canon DSLR. Though this was only a single frame captured at 28mm on my Sigma F2.8 pro-series lens.
While not a true HDR photograph i have merged two RAW files each exposed for differing parts of the photo's composition to give a great depth of colour throughout the image.
On another note i read in the local newspaper the other day that the Melville city council was considering banning people storing their boats along the foreshore. Has the world gone mad?
In a world where we're we should be encouraging future generations to spend more time outdoors, a petty Melville council wants to effectively prohibit people from using small recreational vessels by banning the storage of these along the river. Aside from being creating interesting foregrounds to photographs its a way of life for many people and we should no become such a nanny-state.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.