52 Cameras: Camera 64 part 2 –Canon Powershot SD1000

This is an awesome little camera. Sometimes it makes me crazy when I’m tweaking settings to get things just so and M walks up, “Oh, look at that”, >SNAP<, and her photo is waaay better than mine. Granted, she has a great eye for composition...

All are at the lens' widest, 5.8mm (35mm equivalent field of view). Reduced to 30% for upload.

Not bad low-light performance. I applied a little noise reduction but no more than I would have for a good film camera loaded with 800 film in these conditions.

M at dinner. f/2.8, 1/8 sec., ISO 800.

M at dinner. f/2.8, 1/8 sec., ISO 800.

I went a little overboard with the flower shots but the macro mode is great and the flowers in the yard are going wild.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 160.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 160.

You can see the effect of having an ND filter instead of a variable aperture. Macro has a thin depth of field any way but at f/8 I’d expect a little more. The bokeh on the dirt is nice — little blurry circles.

f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 80.

f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 80.

The luminous quality of the sun reflecting back through the petals is just amazing.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

I AM IRON MAN.  f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 100.

I AM IRON MAN. f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 100.

Roxy.  f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 400.

Roxy. f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 400.

M’s two-year-old niece loves cameras.

C'mon honey.  Give Dave the camera.  f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 250.

C’mon honey. Give Dave the camera. f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 250.

52 Cameras: Camera 63 part 2 –Bell+Howell Ultra Compact 35 (28mm)

Lomo Earl Grey ISO 100. Processed in Diafine and scanned on the Canon 9000f at 4800 DPI. A little fuzz cleanup in Photoshop and minor level tweaks on a couple. Resized to 20% for upload.

Petroglyph rock.

Petroglyph rock.

Stuck my arm out the window as I passed Black Mesa.

Stuck my arm out the window as I passed Black Mesa.

Through the car window shot of the Sangre De Cristos.

Through the car window shot of the Sangre De Cristos.

Goober grooming in a shaft of light.

Goober grooming in a shaft of light.

Kind of a fun camera. I’ll try not to butcher it when I convert it into a pinhole camera so I can put it back together.

52 Cameras: Camera 62 part 2 –Apple iPhone 4S

I usually have a camera with me but not always. I probably wouldn’t have walked back to the car to get a camera for the transformer warning label. I didn’t have to — I had my phone. I have a huge collection of fails and random, funny stuff because of my phone.

At the burlesque show, photography wasn’t allowed (always respect no-photography rules unless it’s some politician doing a perp-walk). At the end they said, “What the heck”, and all of the performers posed for the audience. I didn’t take a camera into the show but waddayaknow, I had my phone.

The Photojojo lenses are fun but not as handy as the phone. I have started keeping them in the glove compartment.

Photojojo fisheye -- It's Jem the cat, not a wombat.

Photojojo fisheye — It’s Jem the cat, not a wombat.

Warning label on a transformer.

Warning label on a transformer.

Photojojo wide-angle.  Center Market in Española, NM.

Photojojo wide-angle. Center Market in Española, NM.

Photojojo macro.  A plant in our yard.  Razor thin depth of field.

Photojojo macro. A plant in our yard. Razor thin depth of field.

52 Cameras: Camera 61 part 2 –Nikon One Touch (L35AF2)

Some grain from the old Kodak 400 film but not bad. Processed in Unicolor C-41 and scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 4800DPI. Slight color tweaks and resized for upload.

The last big snow of the season?

The last big snow of the season?

Wagon wheel at a motel on Cerrillos Road.

Wagon wheel at a motel on Cerrillos Road.

Tattoo space for rent.

Tattoo space for rent.

Black Mesa silhouette.

Black Mesa silhouette.

Cruising downtown.

Cruising downtown.

I still have trouble maintaining proper temperature but color processing is getting a little easier.