January 28, 2014
With what time I had yesterday, I shot a few different images wherever I happened to be standing. I shot some at the YMCA while Grace had swim lessons and I stopped to shoot a Flag snapping in the frigid wind in front of St Johns Church in Ellicott City, MD. I will post 3. That might very well be my biggest professional flaw; EDITING MYSELF!
I photographed these images with my "pocket" camera, a Nikon D40x that I have had for years. (I took it on one of my Appalachian Trail hikes last year because it is lite and small). Its technology and chip are outdated but it is still a camera, fits in my coat pocket (with a 50mm f 1.8 lens), and creates better images than any cell phone. I pushed it to its limits, jacking up the ASA, and shot full manual including focus. I did not keep track of the settings. I know that data is in the image data fields, but it doesn't matter, as long as you get the exposure right.
Outside the YMCA
The YMCA at dusk.
American Flag at St Johns Church, Ellicott City, MD.