So I make this big point about being back and using the 40D and today I post another LX3 shot. . .
Actually, I was feeling pretty crappy at work, so I left early and knew that I wouldn't be in any condition to take a photo later. I'd planned ahead and packed the "Bike Cam" this morning before riding in (in 29 degree weather which did not contribute to my feeling crappy, I was coming down with something last night). I passed by these beautiful trees beside the Rockingham Golf Course (aka "The Rock"). I've played off one of the graves out here before (the 9th hole has this nasty dogleg right, play it too long and you bounce across the street into the cemetery).
I pulled off and came around to take some fall shots. I was probably quite the sight in my bright orange motorcycle jacket snapping photos (with my helmet on). Actually, I may have blended into the scenery too.
In camera jpg, used LR2 to sort and resize.
So I am back in the states, back in New England, back home. I missed the bulk of the foliage, all the leaves seem to have turned and fell while I was gone. This is from my back yard this afternoon. I'd intended to step out and drive over to the nearby baseball fields as there are some maples in full swing, but decided to try my luck in the back yard first.
Last night I got the 40D back in my hands and kept with it today. The LX3 is a great small camera for travel, but I am home now.
I broke out the 100mm Macro today too.
Prepping the jet
Woke up in Belgium & flew first leg back home through Frankfurt.
Shot through the glass at the gate in the terminal (glare on the right).
This is an Airbus A340-600, a much better (and newer) plane than the one I flew out in.
This was a long, long day, this is also the last photo I took in Europe and serves as my trip closing photo.
Antwerpe Central Station
So I saw a photo of a train station in Europe (Germany?) a few weeks ago taken with an LX3 in Dynamic BW. I'd imagined this shot the entire time I was here, however, in Black and White. I find it a tad bit odd that I decided to go with this color shot. It isn't actually true color, it was taken with the Vintage setting so the colors are a bit desaturated. This building was absolutely incredible, the steelwork needed some color in this shot. While I liked the Black and White version, it was a tad too dark. This works for me.
This is/was my last full day on this Europe trip. Not sure if I will get a chance to get more shots tomorrow before my am flight.
We had a very late night, this is the closest I have come this year in my PaD to NOT taking a photo during the day (Gotta get it taken before midnight). I was out behind our hotel with my cool little gripper tripod taking really nifty night shots.
For this shot I set the mini tripod on a park bench to get it in the frame.
We got a little extra time today to hit downtown Geneva. I'd been here before for a few days but never had a chance to walk the streets and actually see the fountain (seeing it from the airplane on landing doesn't count).
We had just shy of an hour to walk around, I made the most of it with the camera. While I had a number of photos of Lake Geneva and the fountain, this small sidewalk cafe shot was my favorite.
Still B&W on this trip...
This is what touring Europe begins to look like after a few full days of travel, meetings, travel. It was a pretty cool handheld shot with motion blur on the baggage carousel though. . .
Florsheim am Main
At least, I think this is the place. . .
We ate at this really nice place on the river. It was a bit of a walk from where we parked (a little 'bit', not a huge distance) so there was ample opportunity for photographs.
Was sans Wifi last night, catching up tonight (err, this morning).
This was a tough one today.
I am in Franfurt Germany today. Flew through the night (Saturday) and am staying up to get onto Eurpean time. I spent the whole afternoon walking around Frankfurt and never felt tired, I am feeling it now. . .
So, 260 photos on the LX3 (RAW + jpg), still full battery and lots of room on this card (4GB card) plus I had a spare 4GB just in case.
I got so many keepers that this was very tough to pick for the PaD. I will eventually pull a select few (something far less than 50) into a gallery related to Frankfurt (possibly a master gallery for this trip in general).
This shot is straight out of the camera, resized during export from Lightroom 2.
This trip is going to be a "No [to limited] post processing" event as I am managing these shots on an older laptop and I don't trust the monitor (I will most likely stick to B&W too...)
First leg of my journey to Europe (save for the car ride to the bus terminal).
Turns out this was my own personal chariot from Dover [NH] to Portsmouth as there was no one else riding at this hour.
During the half-time show at tonight's home game, the band seating area empties out. Since I have contacts on the 'inside' I know that the band members choose to memorize their pieces and leave the sheet music behind. It makes for an interesting shot. . .
Fox and part of me
Late night [again].
I wanted to play with some off camera flash since last night I'd tried it out briefly with some pretty boring objects.
None of my human family members wanted anything to do with photography tonight (they were all watching Star Wars - Gotta love that). I got my dog to pose for a short while before he decided to bail on me.