Blurb Australia: More Melbourne

Looking forward to hitting the streets of Melbourne once again today and kicking things off right with the Blurb Photo Safari. Oh, did I mention I figured out the camera? Or at least I have a better understanding of how it actually works. That is always nice when you are actually trying to make images……

I’m used to looking through cameras that literally have NOTHING to see inside the viewfinder. My two main cameras have been models with NO electronics. No meter, no auto anything so when you look through the viewfinder you see…well….your subject. Now, when I look through my new little baby I feel like I’m in a flight simulator. Will just take this old dog some time getting used to.

The first image here FEELS like Melbourne to me. That architecture and that sky, which I’m basing on exactly ONE half day in the city. I looked up, saw the building and said, “Not exciting but it kinda feels right.” The rest are themes started on yesterday’s post. I’ll be out again this afternoon with the crew from Blurb and a rabid following of local photographers. See you there.

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7 responses to “Blurb Australia: More Melbourne”

  1. Jason Timmis says:

    Now the question actually is, is it the new camera that is holding you back or the new shoes….or changing both at the same two…two worlds colliding 🙂

    Enjoy the Aussfest!

  2. LionelB says:

    The digital SLR was always a strange hangover from an earlier era but the speed with which serious photogs of my acquaintance are ditching theirs for mirrorless is quite striking, just in the past few months. Quiet and light to carry the latter are just way more sensible. R.I.P. the digital SLR. You will not be missed. [Okay, okay, nature photographers and movie makers excepted]

    • Smogranch says:

      Lionel,
      This camera isn’t a replacement for a dslr. Not even close. This is very small, light and quiet, but certainly doesn’t respond anywhere near a dslr. Nor is it built like a dslr. I don’t see this as a replacement for anything. It’s not a Leica, or a film camera or Dslr. It’s this cool little machine that makes a certain type of image. I feel like I’m learning a new language.

  3. Quentin says:

    Hey Dan,

    Welcome to Melbourne. Really enjoyed the walk in the park yesterday. Learned heaps and got a bunch OK images. Hope to see you and the Blurb guys again on Monday.

    Cheers Q

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