2005-07-17 photoshooting: We spent an hour or two out at Tapton Hall this morning, chasing squirrels. They're wild-yet-tame . . .

We spent an hour or two out at Tapton Hall this morning, chasing squirrels. They’re wild-yet-tame over there, and there must be at least 20 in the grounds. After that, we took a stroll around the gardens. The lighting and quality of the flowers made for a terrific photography opportunity.

I’d taken the 300D and my carry-all Tamron 28-300 lens, deciding to give them a thorough workout.

Usually, I’ll pick out one or two decent shots, tweek them with Levels, Curves, a spot of Unsharp Mask, etc – but I’m so pleased with these as a whole, I’ve done something different.

I’ve uploaded every single shot, unedited, up to Flickr. It’s as good a show of that camera’s quality as anything. These are all unchanged completely, apart from resizing down to 800×600. That should give anyone who’s thinking about buying a camera something to chew over :)

For reference, all of the shots were taken using Aperture Priority set to f/8, adjusting the ISO from 100-1600 to ensure the shutter speed is a-ok. Most of them were shot -1/3 of a stop under to saturate the colours. Nothing else was done at all.

Here’s the Contact Sheet for the day. Enjoy.

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