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.
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.
Mags and I went for a walk in the neighborhood this afternoon. Along the way we took a short detour through a grove of oaks. I had my G11 in tow so I grabbed a few shots in the shade of the canopy. I liked the intimate composition of this one, but tweaked it for a more HDR look.
Canon G11 out for a walk.
This image was taken from our room at Hotel Belley in Québec City in early November 2010. We were holed up during the only heavy rain day we encountered during our entire 10,000 mile train trip from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS and back. Revisiting this image with the Fleurdelisé flying in the stiff wind made me feel nostalgic for the days we spent in la belle province.
Canon G11 while in Québec City.
I took this shot in a business park parking lot after loading our gear after a gig. We’re often the last to leave.
Canon G11 out late.