So, like I said, I'm a mixed bag of pictures and words. Kreddible Trout was born of words, but soon embraced almost all the artistic maneuverings of it's host William Foley who keeps his name intact for 'the acting thing'. There's been a long hiatus with the writing, a sort-of patchy situation with the acting, and, over the last year and a half, a real slowdown on the photography front. Not a lot of new stuff happening. The writing, I've started up again, the acting, last year was a good year, this will be better, and the photography... Right before xmas I got myself a new camera. It's a LONG story but I've finally gotten what I've been looking for in a digital camera since I first 'sold out and went digital'. After 12 years with Canon I moved over to Fuji and got a beautiful little X-T20. I've been looking for the digital version of my beloved teacher, my Pentax K1000 and have found it.
Lookit these two! Aren't the ADORABLE together???
So. It's been a busier two months of deathly cold winter than my entire year of 2018 with my camera. There's a learning curve and I have to 'train' my new camera to be what I want it to be. Changing settings and functions and generally dumbing it down to being as manual as it will allow me while keeping some of the digital benefits.
I've been taking a lot of shots with it and learning a lot from it which can be seen over in the THE NEW STUFF on Ye Aulde Website. One thing I'm very excited about (and one of them benefits of digital) is the incredible quality in low light this camera produces. I've been taking it out at night after I get off work at 11 and spending about 20 minutes with it before I get on the subway home (it's so cold out, I am not interested in being out too long). I'm still teaching myself the art, low-light shooting is a different beast, but I'm quite happy with the results and the minimal post I actually need to do on any of the shots that come out of this little beauty. I never did much post to begin with, just minor tweaks to colour/contrast mostly, but this camera and it's processor and output make it even easier to just post JPGs straight out of the camera.
All that to say I'm happy and working to be back to the creative self I've neglected for a number of years.
Here's a shot from last night: