I must say the Sony A55 is a very interesting gear with a bag full of fancy features. Sweep panorama mode and GPS geotagging are two of the most useful features. I have to constantly fight the urge to buy this little piece of art. One day i may cave.
There is a photography gear fest in Auckland tomorrow. I will TRY to go if i can wake up. It will be a struggle i tell you.
Took a walk in my neighbourhood in the afternoon and got excited when i saw the evening sun shining through the clouds in the slightly overcast sky. Got my camera out and took a few shots and here's what i got.
The first photo is my favourite. How did i do it.... Everything can be done with photoshop. First i adjusted the levels to make the shadows darker and the midtone also darker. I thought the clouds weren't standing out enough, so i applied a gradient filter on them. Then i played with the colour balance.
Some Hydrangeas, flowering gloriously under the summer sun.Treated a few friends to dinner at one of the top ten japanese restaurants in Auckland, Sakebar on Manukau road, Epsom. I love the atmosphere there. Very authentic japanese, very cosy. Their food is great too.