all laced up

© Dale Hardin

all laced up

Dale Hardin 1/23/2014 8:32:47 AM

Just for fun, I grabbed my new point and shoot, the Sony RX-100, and stepped outside to see how it would do on macro shots.

The macro setting didn't do so well in my opinion, because of the camera's choice of settings. So, I went to aperture mode instead and gave that a try. It worked much better.

All these shots are hand held and the detail the camera caught surprised me, but in a nice way. Glad I purchased this little pocket jewel. Here are a couple more samples. #1560673

Kalena Randall 1/23/2014 12:51:16 PM

Dale, great shots. I like the laces on the best. I can see the details in the ball itself. I was wondering if the photos looks a bit too "cool" in it's colors. Maybe not if it's an older ball and the laces are faded.

Dale Hardin 1/23/2014 2:08:42 PM

Thanks Kalena. Yes, this ball had been out in the weather all winter and was pretty faded and beaten up. It had seen a lot of play. #10954272

Stephen Shoff 1/23/2014 4:05:29 PM

Don't let the people on the FM forums hear you describe this little jewel as a "point n shoot". You might find yourself banned for life from the Alt forum. I do think you are going to have a lot of fun with something like this in your jacket pocket.

I'm finding the same thing. I picked up an EOS-M with the 22mm prime lens attached when the price dropped out from under it a couple of months ago. its with me almost continually.

Oh yeah...the baseball picture is pretty good. #10954343

Dale Hardin 1/23/2014 4:32:25 PM

I was a little reluctant to call this a point and shoot, Stephen, but it does not have interchangeable lenses, so think it probably fits the description. But it does have a Zeiss 1.8-4.9 2X zoom lens that ain't too shabby. Plus all the normal MSAP etc settings, so I guess I can upgrade it from point and shoot. :o) #10954354

Jeff E Jensen 1/23/2014 6:12:38 PM

Very nice, Dale. I keep my PowerShot S120 with me most of the time. It's amazing what a good point and shoot can do. #10954398

Anthony L. Mancuso 1/24/2014 5:00:18 AM

Cool shots Dale...impressive detail for an other than SLR camera.. #10954666

Joy Rector 1/24/2014 5:12:50 AM

love it #10954693

Debbra Bailey 1/24/2014 7:46:02 AM

Cool shots Dale :) Love the softball! #10954812

Dale Hardin 1/24/2014 8:31:02 AM

Tony, Joy and Deb, thanks so much. I was missing so many shots, that a pocket camera became a have to have it. Very happy with this one. #10954841

Liz blahh 1/24/2014 6:48:14 PM

Terrific macro capture! #10955271

Sherran Andersen 1/24/2014 9:00:12 PM

Very creative. Glad you are having fun with it. #10955333

Peter W. Marks 1/25/2014 3:54:25 AM

I have to wonder why your neighbour kids are afraid to come around and ask for their ball back, Dale - you seem such a nice man on the surface. :)
Re your pocket camera pardner. I have a very nice Olympus Z300 tucked away in a drawer somewhere and I have lost my enthusiasm for hauling around a heavy Canon and all the lenses and stuff then rarely using them so time to dig it out and when the street market recommences in a couple of months I can use that and not have people coming up asking whether I am with the local press. Who needs 15 mega-pixels when I never with large prints and never even bother to use my tripod or monopod anyway so I think image quality is never of great concern and all I need to do is just stand still, stand upright and shoot interesting subjects. Not that dirty rubber bands are ever going to be one of my subjects! #10955424

Dale Hardin 1/25/2014 8:35:44 AM

Thanks a lot Liz.

Sherran, I always have fun. Thanks.

Peter, old friend. Ah yes, the neighbor kids and their ball. You have no idea how many of these, at all shapes and sizes, that I have thrown back. Sometimes they come to the door and ask, because I hadn't noticed the ball in the yard. Love to see kids having fun and just being kids. I envy them. #10955630

Beth Spencer 1/25/2014 5:58:55 PM

Dale I like the detail in the baseball shot the best. All these shots are very interesting. The detail in these is great! #10955963

Dale Hardin 1/25/2014 7:12:44 PM

Thank you Beth. #10955988

Elaine Hessler 1/26/2014 4:30:58 PM

Thanks for sharing those! I like the softball the best too. I thought you took this with your dSLR! Pretty impressive! #10956726

Dale Hardin 1/26/2014 5:14:15 PM

Thanks Elaine. The RX-100 is a great little camera. #10956758

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I found a small softball in my yard that the neighbor kids lost. It was the size of a regulation hard ball, so took a few shots before returning it over the fence.

Shutter Speed: 1/30.00 F-stop: f/5.6
Focal Length: 10.40

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.40 mm, Model: DSC-RX100

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Camera: Sony DSC RX100 Digital Camera Editor's Pick

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