By Doug Barry-Martin
Having followed your blog for some time now it is interesting to see its influence on my photography . I now shoot some landscape subjects with a narrow depth of field to focus more on the subject whereas before I probably may not have considered it.
I recently had the opportunity to stay at a farm in a rugged valley near Nelson, New Zealand. It had been raining for a few days and the morning was cold and dark and a bit misty so I took the opportunity to get out my old faithful combo of 5D Mk1 and 24-105 L lens. It is still my best camera and I enjoy using it despite its primitive menu and hard to read viewfinder info. Yes the 7D is a much better camera to use but I enjoy the slower 5D more (and the image quality eats the 7D). My Fuji X100 is a great companion to the 5D and a useful hiking camera but again the 5D has better IQ. I have recently also bought a Panasonic LF1 and it is a very handy and fun pocket cam but not for serious photography.
The 5D handled the gloom admirably and gave me some nice moody images.
The shot of the shed is two images combined.
You can see more on my Flickr site. www.flickr.com/photos/dougbm/
Keep up the good work. It is great to have a photo site like this where we can get inspiration from many different photographers.
Your holiday accommodation awaits…
140 year old walnut trees and happy chooks
Lovely views from the farm
The old shed
I am lichen this fence post. : )
Deep in the woods…