My wife went to New York

Discussion in 'Sony' started by damianmkv, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. damianmkv

    damianmkv Regular

    Apr 26, 2014
    Last year, my wife had a call from a friend who needed to "get away" so said she'd booked to go to NYC for a week. She lives in Australia so that's some get away needed :) anyway, my wife and her friends thought when a friend is in need, we'll answer and booked up.

    Now my wife isn't interested in photography at all but wanted to capture the memories with a small camera so I bought her a rx100 m2. Until the morning of the trip, she'd never even looked at it ( nothing like last minute )...anyway, below are a few snaps of the cityscape that is New York

    From the Rockefeller

    24895380162_9c13f26351_b.jpg view from the rock by damianmkv, on Flickr

    24368755404_f53eb3c501_b.jpg new york city at dusk by damianmkv, on Flickr

    Trip to Staten island

    24386847753_24f42f4d3d_b.jpg one world trade center ( explored ) by damianmkv, on Flickr

    25101367785_fe46c97562_b.jpg statue of liberty by damianmkv, on Flickr

    24743230550_143dcb9744_b.jpg one world trade center by damianmkv, on Flickr

    From the Empire State Building

    24441718124_2d871dcaa4_b.jpg golden delicious by damianmkv, on Flickr

    24920667052_679629d7f5_b.jpg new york city by damianmkv, on Flickr

    And a 2 shot stitch

    24721666430_acf2cecb94_b.jpg bright lights of the big city by damianmkv, on Flickr

    I might as well give up on photography :) My wife has done a cracking job ( she knows I'm a sucker for cityscapes which is why she took these ) and the rx100 was amazing
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
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  2. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    A very nice set. I bought my RX100 mk 1 specifically for a trip to New York and took a few of those same images with it. I don't think I could have made a better choice of camera at the time.

  3. taqtaq

    taqtaq Regular

    May 31, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    This is great! I must show this to my better half, who doesn't like taking photos because cameras are too hard ;)
  4. damianmkv

    damianmkv Regular

    Apr 26, 2014
    i'm pretty sure my wife left the camera in auto it can be done
  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    She did a fantastic job! A natural talent or she looked better at your photos than you thought or both.
    Even a panorama shot. So clearly sha also talent to quickly use a camera.
  6. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    You can do a lot worse than leave an RX100 in iAuto mode all the time. I'm trying to get into the habit of using Aperture Priority mode in sunny weather, just so that I can stop highlights blowing out by reducing the exposure by 0.7EV. I find that helps.

    Apart from that, the RX100 generally does a pretty good job of focussing and exposing all on its own.

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  7. bluzcity

    bluzcity Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Very nice. You should reward her efforts by taking her for a nice dinner.
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice! Did you do any post processing work with them or is this how they came out of the camera?

  9. damianmkv

    damianmkv Regular

    Apr 26, 2014
    the ones with the river have had a LR action applied - cant recall which one but they were quite flat SOOC as she was shooting through the boats's windows. "golden delicious" and " new york city" had a bit of a clarity boost

    Then just some straightening and cropping
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  10. stratokaster

    stratokaster Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Your wife definitely has an eye for photography!

    My wife is not interested in photography, but every time she picks up a camera she takes some beautiful shots. It's a natural talent and I feel a bit jealous sometimes.
  11. Wow, she deserves congratulations. Clearly she has a really good eye for it. The RX100 was good... But she was better :)
  12. mathew

    mathew Regular

    Apr 12, 2017
  13. sirbenski

    sirbenski Regular

    Apr 24, 2017
    Amazing shots and yet she's not into photography. Imagine how more awesome here photos would be if she took interest.

    Thanks for sharing!
  14. damianmkv

    damianmkv Regular

    Apr 26, 2014
    Thanks - she's too busy being a mum and working to have a hobby like photography. I think she tolerates it as mine because it gets me out from under her feet :hide:
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