I’m not a pixel peeper. I like a camera that’s easy and fun to use and takes good photos. 99.9% of the time I’m going to take an image I like, maybe crop it, scale it down to fit the width of my blog, and call it a day.
With that in mind, Stephanie and I went out exploring the Castro on foot this afternoon, it was a beautiful, crisp, cloudless day, perfect for soaking up the winter sun outside Cafe Flore, not so great for well-lit urban photography. But we did have fun playing with the GR Digital’s fixed 28mm field of view, which is quite a bit wider than the standard 35mm FOV we’re used to.
This shot of San Francisco from Dolores Park is not one that I’d usually put up on my blog (because it’s not that great), but in the spirit of test driving, I thought I’d at least post an urban landscape with a link to the original file for those interested in greater scrutiny.
I’m not sure if the sun was just really low and late in the day (it was), or if this camera is just hyper-aggressive about brightness compensation. Come to think of it I should have taken some shots with my SD400 for comparison. In any case, I’ve got a bit of learning to do.