As I’ve said before, I love the G11’s articulating screen because it makes framing from physically difficult angles easy. In this case, I had the camera positioned under the dry Mexican sunflower pods with the lens pointed nearly straight up towards the sky–and I didn’t have to lay on my back in the wet grass to frame the shot. I exposed for the pods and let the sky totally blow out. The “over-exposed” sky as background turned the scene into an interesting abstract image.
Canon G11 over under sideways down.
Here’s a frame of my home desk to the left of my monitor. That’s my wife, Maggie, in the photos. The bigger image was part of the 2011 Accordion Babes calendar. The beer bottles are all from the local Lagunitas Brewery–I like their occasional “theme” labels, and I love their beer.
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM. 1/10 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.
Canon T2i on the desktop.
One of the best features of the Canon G11 is its articulating LCD screen. Here’s an overhead shot of our patio table I took this afternoon. With the camera held at arm’s length directly over the center of the table, the articulating screen made it easy to line up the elements. Capturing the symmetry of this frame by hand with a fixed screen DSLR would have been a crap shoot at best.
Canon G11 reaching for symmetry.
Most everything is blooming early this year because of the very warm winter we’re having here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The blossoms on the plum trees across the street from my house are well ahead of schedule.
iPhone/Hipstamatic in the hood.
Early this afternoon, I spotted this very rare garden fish just outside our bedroom’s sliding glass door. Fortunately, I had my T2i with the Nifty Fifty mounted and ready as there was precious little time to get a good shot before it swam off. Guess I got lucky.
Lens: Canon EF 50 1.8 II (aka, the “Nifty Fifty”). 1/30 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.
Canon T2i at the ready.