Got back home a couple of hours ago, downloaded a batch of pictures from the camera. There are some nice shots, but I still need to sort them out. Either way I thought I'd share 2 of them here and now. You can click on them to go to flickr and see the description n' stuff.
This past summer, while at Junin for new year we went to some friends' country house. While we were scorching under the sun a fast storm front approached.
It took me quite a while to upload this pictures (don't know why), but I thought I'd share.
(click on the images for full size and technicolor glory @ flickr)
Colour mixed Fields:
For the past couple of weeks there has been smoke from plain and forest fires to the north of the city. But yesterday was the worst day so far. This is how the sun looked like at about 6:30PM
And this is how the skyline looked like at around the same time.
After a whole night breathing that stuff I woke up with a mild headache, a sore throat and my nose was feeling funny. Fortunately winds started blowing the stuff away during the day, but smoke seems to be back now. Not as hard as yesterday but annoying enough.
On the bright side I must admit sunsets have been a pleasure to witness.
Somehow I found some of my old pictures taken on Film 5 or 6 years ago. Quality is quite poor, I must admit it; yet maybe due to the personal feelings attached to them I do like how some look.
This pictures were shot back in my hometown, Bariloche. I'm starting to miss that badly.
This is one of my personal favorites: moon rising over Nahuel Huapi Lake:
I have an obsession with Clouds:
Black and White shot of the real Patagonia
A tree and, of course, some more clouds.
Some sad trees:
Finally a sunrise over Nahuel Huapi Lake
The new Canon S5 IS has proved to be the right choice so far. I haven't been presented with a lot of chances to take interesting or breathtaking photos since my arrival, yet I have done some testing and fooling around. Here are a couple of samples.
Of course the easiest subject around is Hermione, our cat. She gracefully poses for the camera, well, she couldn't care less about me taking pictures granted she can sleep her 22 hours / day:
This photo was taken with the colour accent feature included in the camera's programs. You pick a color, and a threshold level and it preserves that range, while leaving everything else in grayscale.
Then of course an old love of mine. Night pictures. In this case taken from my apartment's balcony.
Wide shoot on Vicente Lopez's Skyline
Here's another sample, 4:3 aspect ratio, 24x zoom in:
Finally, a long exposure take on an airplane passing over my house. 15 second long shutter speed yielded this as a result:
Hopefully I'll get some more chances to take some more pictures soon. If I go to Bariloche in the next month or so (as planned) that should provide an excellent opportunity to put some of nature's beauty into film (well, digital).