A different view of London – 2 days in the capital and a chance to explore a variety of locations all with the G7 camera with the idea to capture to buildings, the moments, and the variety that was on offer, that could offer meaning to me. It was also a chance to visit a bucket list location – the Sky Garden (I would recommend) and some other interesting locations….

Changing of the Guard

We were lucky enough to see the changing of the guard in London – we did not know it was happening, so this highlight the importance of having a camera in your hand, rather than in your bag – means you can capture the moment and the memory! Continue reading

A few days away

I am looking at traveling light with my photography for some events coming up which means abandoning my canon, my lens, my flash and my heavy rucksack and traveling light with just the G7 in my pocket … so on a recent weekend away that is all I used.

I took 120 photos over the weekend – 25 I was happy with – and I discovered a lot, and I know I need to practice some more:

  • I like macro shots with it
  • It works well in low light (inside the church)
  • It has a really wide angle
  • I cant zoom in and get close enough to my subjects at time – and does not compress the landscape enough, but I can crop
  • I love the ability to shoot so much lower than normal
  • My focusing – with the auto screen is off… I am using al servo, but begining to think one shot might be better

There is certainly a different between this and my DSLR, but it is small, descrete, fits in my coat pocket and I think the more I use it and learn its limitations – like any lens offers, the more I will work out what shots it is suitable for.

Year Two (121) – Autumn is coming

Autumn in the New Forest, a great time to explore and notice the details… the photo below captured on my 5D mark iii with my nifty 50, is to me a great autumn image, the leaves are just turning, puddles offer reflections, the sun is shining  and the path is inviting you to explore.

Reflections in a puddle

This one was taken on the Canon G7x, Continue reading

Year Two (61) – On the Solent

A spur of the moment trip to the Island by bike and the only option was the Canon G7X – it is not my big camera, it does not have a huge lens, it only has an LED screen so it is a bit like guess work …  but it does take photos in Raw  and it was small enough for me to manage on my bike.

My plan was to take some images from the ferry and then on the island as we cycled to our destination…

Leaving Lymington Harbour

The harbour was great – with all the boats lined up there was some great leading lines, and I got some foreground interest – with the sailing yacht … I would have liked to shoot lower but the limitations of the ferry meant I couldn’t.

Looking towards the other Ferry

The view towards the other ferry from the middle of the Solent – splitting the Horizon in the middle shouldn’t work… but the due to the height I was at, I had no choice with the ferry splitting the horizon so I made the image match.

A different view of Hurst – Canon G7X

A different view of Hurst Castle – this time from the ferry….

We made it to the Island and my fellow cyclist took off – he whizzed ahead … I managed one grab shot – I loved the leading line on the fence, the sea – but I could not really compose the shot as I was cycling like mad to try and catch up – I never did! Camera was then in my bag, as I needed 2 hands… but there is no way I could have even tried this shot with my Dslr – so for today’s images the Canon G7x was perfect! I need to use it more often!

A day trip on the Island – by bike – G7X