Lyme Regis 22/2/14, The Cobb
Lyme Regis 22/2/14, The Royal Standard
Cosy Club 23/2/14
Cosy Club 23/2/14
Vivary Park, Taunton 23/2/14
Bath 25/2/14, London Camera Exchange Nikon F5
Taunton 1/3/14, Railway Station
When we visit Weymouth we usually take the park and ride bus into the town as it is one of the worst towns to drive into and park in (OK, Oxford is possibly worse). Possibly not so bad at this time of year, but certainly in summer there can be long queues for the few parking spaces.
I think this was the next stop along from where the park and ride bus goes from.
Waiting for the bus 1/60s @ f/3.5 (iso125) Nikon D2X, 28mm f/3.5 AI
This is the old St James’s street swimming pool in Taunton.
I quite liked the various reflections here and the difference in white balance between the interior and the reflected light.
I did not actually see the “no photography without permission” sign until I viewed the shot in capture nx2.
As I was actually standing on the pavement outside I’m not sure if the sign would have been enforcible as I’m pretty sure that this type of restriction only applies when you are on private property rather than public.
Here I’m using d2x colour mode III, with the high contrast mode (there are 5 preset contrast levels, low, medium low, medium, medium high and high)
St James’s Street Pool, Taunton 1/60s @ f/3.5, iso250, nikon d2x, 28mm f/3.5 ai
I think I’m starting to get the hang of editing the D2X raw files using Capture NX2.
It is quite different from the “modern” D700 which I previously owned, and being one of the oldest Nikon DSLR cameras it does not have “picture control” support.
This actually makes things quite simple as there are basically 2 colour modes to choose from – Mode I or Mode III
In this picture I was using Mode III which Nikon suggest is best for landscapes as colours are enhanced compared with the Mode I which is more aimed at portraits.
Interestingly Mode II is greyed out on the menu when the sRGB colour space is selected but is avaliable when Adobe RGB colours space is selected.
I’m quite liking using the 28mm f/3.5 AI lens with the D2X as this gives a 42mm equivalent field of view.
War Memorial, Vivary Park, Taunton – 1/160 @ f/3.8 (iso100)