G1X - A few from Tasmania - Part I
I recently spent 16 days in Tasmania with my teenage kids. It's beautiful and one of those places where you only have to bump your camera on a tree and it'll take a great shot no matter where it's pointing.... I took far too many, but have posted a few here for your viewing. (These are from the first week - the plan is to post a few from other areas of the State in a later post).
I left my DSLR at home and took my G1X. They're handheld jpegs SOOC except for some mostly minor cropping and the occasional straightening of water horizons. I tend to shoot with contrast control on 200 on bright days to minimise highlight clipping. C&C welcome. I still think the G1X is great travel camera - I don't think there's anything else that quite fills the same niche.
Good eye for the shots you took. I suspect that the first four could have a lot more impact with a little contrast. They look great even if a little flat for me.
I agree that the shots taken are great - however a little more subtle contrast applied will just give that little more oomph and punch to the images.
Thanks to both of you. I take your point about the contrast. Like I said, these were SOOC and I quite often use the contrast control on the G1X to avoid it clipping highlights. It also seems to deliver better prints (when I do actually print them) but I agree that they could do with a touch more for display on screen. I guess it just reflects the different dynamic range of print versus screen viewing.
Hope you don't mind Rod, but I thought I'd try and give the lighthouse one a boost. My basic PS skills here involved the auto button and graduated filter lastly a bit of sharpening up.
Absolutely gorgeous photos of a breath taking place. I have always wanted to go there (maybe some day).
Thanks for showing us these!!!