Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake

A pretty basic shot of Okanagan Lake taken with a polarizer filter. It makes such a huge difference - although, the lake is a little too black. Because I can't look through the lens it's really hard to find out how the polarizer is doing.

One thing that I really hate about this camera is that the viewfinder is not TTL. I guess that's the trade-off with having a swiveling lens. It's great to get really low or high shots because I can hold the camera way up high/down low, point the lens in the right direction and aim the TFT screen so I can see it, but the flip side to that is that the viewfinder is not WYSIWYG.

Too much or not enough - it's all just a guess. I think the polarizer also really fools the light meter; either that or the light meter is just too smart. The best technique I've figured out is to lightly press the shutter to focus/expose lock and then turn the ring on the polarizer while looking at the TFT screen (which is almost impossible in bright sunlight - the exact condition that you'd use a polarizer) until I think it looks right.

Hit or miss.

Colour-correction, sharpening in Photoshop.

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Camera: E990
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 8.5 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 2.5
ISO: 100


Taken: 2006-07-24 16:05:07
Posted: 2006-07-25 | 11:34





Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake

A pretty basic shot of Okanagan Lake taken with a polarizer filter. It makes such a huge difference - although, the lake is a little too black. Because I can't look through the lens it's really hard to find out how the polarizer is doing.

One thing that I really hate about this camera is that the viewfinder is not TTL. I guess that's the trade-off with having a swiveling lens. It's great to get really low or high shots because I can hold the camera way up high/down low, point the lens in the right direction and aim the TFT screen so I can see it, but the flip side to that is that the viewfinder is not WYSIWYG.

Too much or not enough - it's all just a guess. I think the polarizer also really fools the light meter; either that or the light meter is just too smart. The best technique I've figured out is to lightly press the shutter to focus/expose lock and then turn the ring on the polarizer while looking at the TFT screen (which is almost impossible in bright sunlight - the exact condition that you'd use a polarizer) until I think it looks right.

Hit or miss.

Colour-correction, sharpening in Photoshop.

no geodata found

EXIF

Camera: E990
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 8.5 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 2.5
ISO: 100


Taken: 2006-07-24 16:05:07
Posted: 2006-07-25 | 11:34


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