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Brunch With a Friend
A little real world comparison of the Olympus PEN EPL 1 and a 4 year old Canon Powershot G7.
SNIPPETS OF TAGAYTAY PT II
FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A POINT & SHOOT
Does a point and shoot serve it’s purpose over a DSLR? From a most convenient point of view, yes. Especially when documenting a family trip is the main purpose.
Don’t be fooled by more mega-pixels in newer point and shoot models. 10 mp is more than enough for 8×11 inch prints and posting on any social network-where images will need to be scaled down for faster uploads and viewing.
Ever wonder what 5 mp’s look like? A few posts from now I will be digging into my back up hard drives. Until then take a look at the previous post for a DSLR’s point of view of Tagaytay.
These photos were taken with a Canon Powershot G7 p&s with the wife beside me and a running-jumping toddler in tow. Then post processed in Photoshop CS2.
But don’t get me wrong, I do love my DSLR’s for the technical photography.
FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A DSLR
Do enjoy these photos from a recent trip to Tagaytay. Since it is only an hour and a half from Manila, Tagaytay can be that little vacation away from the city. Before heading for home always stop to get fresh vegetables.
Photos captured with Canon 50D and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L. All in ambient lighting.
It was an accident during a sunny warm day. We were looking for a place to have lunch off the beaten path. Lost among the little hilly roads that had confusing road signs and not a soul around to ask for directions. There were nice cozy houses that lined the country road but they looked empty even if there was a car or two parked in the garage.
We drove on turning at corners that looked liked it would lead somewhere nice. All of a sudden we pass an open gate that had a long stretch of driveway leading into what seemed like rows and rows of green houses. And so we turned the car around, drove down this driveway half expecting to be told to leave the premises. But that wasn’t the case. A hired hand waved us into a rocky-pebbled parking area that exposed a little office that had beautiful vegetables all laid out for sale.
Our wives proceeded to pick and choose our wonderful loot for the weeks meal. I was going to shoot the loot when we got home but it was too late in the night and decided tomorrow morning would be better. Anyway, I get great sunlight coming through a window for a light source.
When I got up the next morning I was stunned to see all the tomatoes: big red ripe ones, cherry tomatoes still on the stem were all picked off and stored in the fridge! Along with the beautiful capsicum and eggplant sitting in the chiller tray… ah, well… Next time I’ll be sure to get extra for my shoot if we can still find the place.
Last month, friends and I were warmly treated to a nights stay in a weekend vacation house (thank you, TC!). A stones throw from Manila, Tagaytay is readily accessible by a less than 2 hours drive.
Totally relaxed by the nights stay and waking up to a beautiful, peaceful morning. All we did was pretty much sit at that porch with coffee in hand and talked til noon.
One night will never be enough. Now how ’bout a whole week-that would be relaxing =)