Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Does size matter.....?


After an appointment in West Perth on Monday I couldn't resist a quick nip up to Kings Park it's only five minutes away and it was such a beautiful morning. I wasn't the only one who thought so, there were many American tourists appreciating the view also. It made me smile to see the big camera on a tripod, serious photographer, near the lady in red shirt using her iPhone..couldn't help wondering how different the results would be :) Many of the spring flowers are still blooming, seen here looking down towards the State War Memorial.....
The magnificent lemon scented gum trees below lining Fraser Avenue reflected in the glass facade of Frasers Restuarant.. btw it's not necessary to spend a fortune having a meal in Kings Park, there are many options to choose from .....
 ...and lastly my very favourite tree in the whole park, a wonderful old Australian Cedar tree, it's quite rare to find a fully mature cedar these days apparently. It stands proudly to the side of the War Memorial overlooking the city and the Swan River. I was thinking I may make this a project.. to take a photo of this tree each time I go to Kings Park so you too can enjoy the view from every angle, what do you think of that idea? I hope your week is moving along well, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....



32 comments:

  1. We photographers sure are a fun bunch!

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  2. Oh, what a gorgeous park!!! And Stefan is right we photographers are a fun bunch indeed! I love your captures for the day! Spring and the park at it's best!! Hope you're having a fun week! Enjoy!!

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  3. Nice park and i like that first picture very much.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. There's a book (Paul Auster, I think) where a character takes a pic every morning, right in front of the shop where he works. Great results ! So yes, try with the tree, I l ove trees!

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  5. Its the eye - not the camera. I recently stole some photography quotes.....time to use them!


    Aloha

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  6. I wonder what they were shooting! I like your idea of shooting the tree when you are there. ;-)

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  7. Oh you can post tons of photos of the tree (like Stefan's 'that old tree' series) and the park, it'll be fine with me!

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  8. Hooray! You have found the perfect tree. Welcome aboard :). Love the shots, Grace. Off to have a look at your recent blog postings!

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  9. Those flowers are gorgeous. I can speak to the quality of photos with my phone. They turn out better than you may think.

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  10. Oh no you have american tourist there to! Most of the ones we get are nice but often lost.
    I like that last tree, you could have climbed up in there.

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  11. Please do continue to take pics of the cedar, Grace, that's a wonderful idea! Such a lovely feast for the eye today, I love King's Park and all its beauty, thank you. Very interesting contrast with the two cameras - I would really like to see their pics for the results could be quite amusing.
    Lovely sunshine up there - big change here today with wind and rain but the sun is peeping through.
    Joy

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  12. Very beautiful place.

    I do nut understand the large fill light in the day. Then what they are photographing is not seen. I use fill flash quite often and get real weird looks from those around me. The photographer could be using a d-slr or 35mm. Depending on the array size many d-slr cameras are much better since many have array sizes in the 20Mp or more range. Then some are less than many modern pocket cameras. None can come close to the bad quality of a phone camera. The d-slr or 35 mm in the photo may only be for flexibility.

    My own saying is that the worst 35mm film is better than the best digital. I shoot 90% transparency film (except for what I post on my blog and websites). Good photos taken on film will last centuries. Digital has format and security problems and many other things not found in real photography. So much for my anti-digital tiraid your blog is wonderful digital, analog or any format. I'm just an old large format lover.

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  13. Love grand old trees like this one, take as many photos of it as you like! I've seen great images from iPhones - perhaps there will be little difference b/w the phone and giant camera shot:)

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  14. I wonder how happy the more professional amateur photographers are with their photos, as against the lady with the phone camera who might be extremely happy with her photo. Probably pondering to the wrong person here.

    I'd like to see the full spread of the cedar. It looks quite old.

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  15. Lots of spring color. Sure, the bigger the lens the more status for some people. But there's nothing wrong with the phone cam. There's a book of iPhone photos called The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You.

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  16. Ok I admit it, I have big lens envy.

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  17. Those Kangaroo Paws look amazing. Please keep taking shots of trees - just in case you know who gets his slimy hands on any!

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  18. Excellent photos! Love the red flowers.

    IPhone photos can be impressive, but a tripod can improve your pics 100%. Yet I hardly ever use one, because they are awkward to carry around and I am basically lazy.

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  19. I have had a picnic under that tree a couple of times now. Hope to again tomorrow. I love it and think regular photos of it would be great.

    Barb.

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  20. There will be a big difference in the photos. The iPhone camera has only a digital zoom, not an optical zoom.

    The iPhone camera comes in quite handy, though, as I always have it with me. I have used it several times in the last few days, as I can email photos back to my wife from the store and she can tell me what to buy without having to leave home.

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  21. Looks like a pretty serious camera on that tripod too Grace. I used my iPhone for videos a few times while I was away and was impressed with the result.

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  22. phew...I would like to have a big lens as well :)
    just a dream...anyway, I 'm happy with my camera. Your pictures are fabulous, I like a lot the second composition and the tree is wonderful! Congrats!
    Léia

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  23. Funny picture the first one, everybody obsessed with photographing.

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  24. Gorgeous park so I can see why you wanted to swing by to enjoy its ambiance. Photographers are funny. I'd guess that phone probably did a pretty good job, but they can't compare with a DSLR.

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  25. Yes, keep taking shots of the old cedar tree. Neat idea.

    If only we could see how the photos of the professional and iPhone photographer turned out. :)

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  26. Uhhh, Grace, and right behind that lady with the tripod you can see: The 80´s are back - clothes-wise it was a bad decade in my eyes ;-)
    That´s a great tip with the food-link, oh, guess I have to do more research... have started "already", hope you have a look when I´m done and add if you can, d`accord?
    Yep, that tree-project sounds like a great idea!

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  27. Oh, and I forgot to mention how great I think those free BBQs are, we used them often, they were nearly always clean, it´s really great. You won´t find anything like it over here! Not even for money btw...

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  28. I think that is a great idea. You can start your very own "that old tree" series. It is certainly a worthy subject. I wonder what that photographer in the top photo was using that bid light for.

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  29. I'll bet the iPhone shot turned out just great!!! Those of us with big cameras and tripods often get irritated when we see the quality of some iPhone pics!!!

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  30. My DSLR is my main camera, but I have been using my iPhone more and more and, frankly, it sometimes produces a better photo than I get from my Big Boy. (Sometimes I take similar shots from each, intending to post the iPhone photo on Facebook or text it to my daughter because I can do it on the spot.)

    Great tree. It will be fun seeing this series.

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  31. Great title! :-) All shots are lovely.

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