Finally Upgraded My Body

After roughly four years of service from my Nikon D80, I’ve finally upgraded to a new D7200. The specifications completely blow my previous body out of the water. I’ve mostly been messing around with it so far.

The D7200 is phenomenal in low light. I took it downtown and shot entirely without a flash. Where the D80’s ISO would become too grainy to be of any real use after about 800, but the newer model still looks solid well beyond 6400.

And that’s just scratching the surface of what this thing can do. Stay tuned for more. If you have anything you would want to see coming up, let me know in the comments below.

Morning Walk

¬†With a new house, comes a new neighborhood. I spent a morning just wandering around with my camera. We’re only about 75 yards from a lake, which which I hope has some great potential for future shoots.¬† In the morning, fog rises from the water, and it makes for some interesting silhouette effects. I’m going to keep a close eye on the lake to see what else it has to offer.

The Flat Tire

Since I got my new bike, I’ve been tracking my rides with the goal of reaching 100 miles before the end of the month. But, it seems that I have been punished for my hubris. As I was peddling down a well-trafficked road, my bike got a flat, and I was forced to walk it home. But, if you follow this site, you won’t be surprised that it takes more than a flat tire to stop me from shooting.

Snapseeding In Kent

When I get a new tool or learn a new trick, I have a tendency to use the heck out of it for a while, and then it sort of fades back into the toolbox. The novelty has kind of worn off the Snapseed at this point now that I’ve gotten to understand it a bit more. I’m thinking of making a tutorial at some point soon though.

That being said, I did enjoy taking some time to wander downtown Kent yesterday to see what I could shoot before I went to work.

Returning To Twin Lakes

I had more yard work to do, but I brought my DSLR this this time so I don’t have to rely on my camera phone. I lucked out, since the birds were feeling friendly. Normally they hang back at the tops of trees and close to the water, but today they stuck close enough to the road that I could get clear shots with my 24-70mm and 50mm.

Of course, I shot more than just the red-winged black birds.

And, because all of you just love toads:

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