Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Second Foray with the New Camera

May 9, 2021

Maybe my photography and computer problems are over, at least for a little while, so that I can actually create a post with photographs I have downloaded from the camera. That would be nice. I took these in a part of my neighborhood I rarely visit.

1 New cattail leaves bend with the wind.

2 Old cattail stalks stand straight behind new greenery of a different sort.

3 Backlit leaves nearly sparkle in front of darker foliage.

4 Pink dogwood and redbud trees mix with other trees.

5 Shadows escape from the edge of the woods.

15 responses

  1. Those bending cattail leaves in the first picture make for an affecting view, as do the straight stalks in the following one; youth versus maturity. The subtle pink and violet in #4 contribute to a pleasant landscape. I’m not sure how to interpret shadows escaping from the edge of the woods, but I can certainly relate to getting past computer and camera problems.

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    May 9, 2021 at 6:07 PM

    • Thanks, Steve. Some computer problems are ongoing, but at least Romancing Reality seems to be up and running, and I can download photos to Lightroom again. Whew.

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      May 9, 2021 at 7:32 PM

  2. Lynda

    Nice shadow picture.

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    May 9, 2021 at 7:49 PM

  3. Good pictures, Linda. How are you getting on with the Z 7? I did some bird photography with the Z 6 in DX format, and I think the first of these is being posted tomorrow. πŸ™‚

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    May 10, 2021 at 4:09 AM

    • Thanks, Adrian. I haven’t been able to find the time to go out again. Maybe I should ignore all the things I’m “supposed” to do for a few days and binge with the camera. I have this thing about only going out early (but not as early as you) in the morning, and lately that time gets eaten by required exercise. But I could probably still learn things about the camera if I took it out in the afternoon. Thank you for the nudge. I look forward to your Z6 photos.


      May 10, 2021 at 1:14 PM

      • Linda, my friend, you can take the Z7 out at ANY time of day – and the way to get used to it is to use it frequently, even if only around the house. First, you need to know where the controls you use are, so that the camera feels very natural and usable in your hands. πŸ™‚

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        May 11, 2021 at 4:12 AM

  4. Fine set, Linda. Nr2 (group of sprigs..) and nr5 (how the light falls through..) have my votes. See you!


    May 10, 2021 at 4:30 AM

    • Thank you, Harrie. I learned some new things last week about Lightroom’s graduated filter and radial filter and used both on #2. Thank you for your earlier advice on using the graduated filter; it made me more confident to learn more.


      May 10, 2021 at 1:21 PM

  5. I find the old cattail stalks in #2 to be most intriguing. The new greenery in the foreground obstructs the reflection of the tops of the cattails so they look very tall and flat against the evergreens behind them. I had to study the image a little to separate the stalks from their reflections. The only depth seems to be represented in the greenery in the foreground…I just find it very cool! {I also liked your reply to Lynda above: “…And everything else” πŸ™‚}


    May 10, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    • I’m glad you find the flatness vs. depth cool, Mic. I seem to have a hard time capturing or creating depth in my photographs. Also, some of my favorite things (bacterial films and the sides of dumpsters, for example) are flat surfaces, so I won’t get much depth there.

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      May 11, 2021 at 5:04 PM

      • I hope you didn’t take my comment as a negative. In fact the foreground greenery shows plenty of depth due in large part to the light and shadows falling on it. It could also just be me…my brain won’t let me see the water/reflections in the middle distances of the scene. It wouldn’t be the first time.πŸ˜•


        May 11, 2021 at 9:25 PM

        • No, Mic., I didn’t take your comment as negative. Other people (OK, one other person) has told me my photographs don’t show enough depth. I took your comment to mean that you were enjoying the photo being partly flat. πŸ™‚ Looking at your photographs, I’d say that your brain lets you see everything just fine. More than fine.

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          May 11, 2021 at 9:37 PM

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