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Juggling Compacts at Ness Gardens

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Juggling Compacts at Ness Gardens

10 Mar 2014 8:42PM   Views : 404 Unique : 299

Yesterday the weather was gorgeous and we had Finn (aged one year) with us, so we decided Ness Gardens would be a likely destination. I was juggling with the Pentax MX-1 and the Pentax Q plus lenses. Also in a pocket was the Pentax W90, just in case I could persuade Finn to take a picture or two. In the event he was concentrating on the act of walking, so it never saw the light of day.

Compact cameras are absolutely perfect for close-up images. The MX-1, for example, has macro and 1cm macro settings, the former clicking in automatically, a very nice touch. Spring was definitely upon us, so the MX-1 caught a couple of spring flower shots:

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The Q was handy for its interchangeable lenses and I used it here for a candid shot of a lady who was totally absorbed in the pleasures of the scenery and the warm sun:

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We will return without Finn for some photography with the DSLRs, but it was a pleasant day anyway and the little man enjoyed himself thoroughly. He thought seeing images of himself on the camera screen was a bit of a hoot. However, at some point a rumbling is heard and here's Sue tending to Finn's more serious requirements. The Q with fish-eye lens may have given unequal emphasis to the components of this image.....Smile

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