19.11.2011 - 03.12.2011
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In preparation for this trip, I kind of spoiled myself a little and bought a new camera (a Sony Nex-5). This isn't a full blown digital SLR, but does have a lot of similar features. I've only had it a few months and haven't really had time to get a lot of practice with it, but below are some shots I've taken that I'm quite proud of. Some I've also done a little post-processing on, so I'm open to criticism on them, but please keep it constructive. Sarcastic comments can be made to me in person!
Left: The original. I liked the bright colours contrasting with the somewhat monochromatic surrounding. Right: I decided to emphasise this fact with the colours in GIMP
I snapped this empty Pepsi bottle to play with the bottle distorting the background, but actually realised that the wave design seemed quite appropriate for this surf trip!
This is Sophia, one of the other guests. She didn't realise I was taking this, which is how I captured the relaxed pose. I think she also kind of epitomises the surf chick style in this photo.
The photo above looked kind of washed out to me, so a small amount of colour correction has brought back the warmth of the photo
Totally aside, I'm not overly happy about how this blog won't allow me to realign or resize images. I wanted those last two side by side, but if I used the medium pre-defined size, they became too small. And now I can't centre them either!