When I first started I had an ambition that surpassed my technical ability. Here are some of the results of that. I had a few hundred dollars, and I was looking at the cameras on Craigslist.org. I found one, a Sony “dsc-h5, (review), an 8MP manual camera that had a nice 3″lcd and a 2.8 ziess fixed lens.(and another review, here.) I paid around 250 dollars for it. I also had my iPhone 3gs. I bought a data card and some batteries for the sony and went for it. These photos are the unedited results. I still have and use the Sony, exploring the confusing menus from time to time, and using it mainly as a video camera nowadays. It has a fixed lens, but at least it is a Zeiss 2.8
This place is a special, non public, bird sanctuary beach area of Presque Isle, on Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, where I am from. I first visited during an ecology field trip years ago, and is tricky to locate. Its along the northern shores, looking westward. After getting the car stuck elsewhere in the sand and hiking thru the dunes and marshes, I finally found it just in time to catch a nice sunset and did not get caught in a storm. I like the results. When I shot this, I was specifically trying to observe the beach for a reference for a painting- and I have made a few attempts here. Even though it has been 3 years, im still referencing the photos for this project.
I am happy I had the iPhone with me, because it was the first time that it surpassed the usefulness of the other camera. The battery went dead in my Sony, I forgot an extra, and all I had was the 3mp apple phone. I like the results. I hope you enjoy them, too (:
Year 2008. finally putting it out there. hope you enjoy