Thursday, October 14, 2010


On ice, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Leaves, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Icy, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Temperature dropped well below freezing last night, and there was ice cover on a pond, but then we got some rain and wind, which broke up some of the ice and produced a layer of water on top of it.

Here are some samples how it looked out there. I must wonder how many photographs can one little pond produce - lots and lots, and much more to be expected.

Update: The NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras got a firmware update, and DPR updated their review accordingly, with a much more positive conclusion: "The NEX cameras are a brave and interesting attempt to redefine the camera. We weren't impressed with the cameras when we first encountered them but an unexpectedly significant firmware update has dramatically improved the shooting experience for enthusiast users."

A colleague bought a NEX-5 and praises its capability for low-light shooting. His primary camera is a Canon 5D Mark II, and the NEX-5 acts as a spare. With the improvied user interface the camera seems to be a really good choice if you want to have a small camera with DSLR-level image quality.


Markus Spring said...

Really fine images. It looks astonishing how well the colors are preserved in the thin ice. Of course fresh ice and a blue sky is a wonderful combination. Down here temperatures drop slower, meaning we will get muddy colors first and only then comes the ice.

Juha Haataja said...

Indeed, there are autumn days which are so clear (and "pure") it feels like magic. But then there are those which are brown and dark and muddy and ...