Since I’ve gotten my Sony α200 (aka Alpha 200 or A200) DSLR, I’ve only shot photos in JPEG format. A few days ago I read up a bit on RAW Image Format and I promised myself to shoot in this format on my next outing.
Coincidentally, I had also won a bid on a Sigma 28-70mm Lens through eBay. This is the first item I bought on eBay and the whole experience was a pleasant one.
Additionally, I’ve been reading my camera manual more thoroughly. I’ve especially focused on the manual setting documentation. I was looking forward to customizing exposure and arperture settings when taking photos. Previously I mostly rely on the auto and preset modes.
I spent about half of yesterday trying to apply what I’ve learnt while giving my Sigma lens some workout. Check out the pictures I’ve taken and please feel free to comment on them.
I initially wanted to take a picture of the flowers. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that there’s a caterpillar perched on a leaf just behind the flower. This picture is from my grandma’s garden in Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.
This shot was taken earlier in the day at my parents’ garden in Taman Nong Chik, Johor Bahru. The rain had just stopped and somehow these flowers looked very pretty with the water droplets still on them.
Also from my parents’ garden. The droplets on the leaves somehow gave me a refreshing feeling. Simply had to snap a picture of it.
A snapshot of a hibiscus from my parents’ garden. This picture is uploaded “as is” without any cropping or post production work done on it.
While I was snapping pictures on flowers and plants at my parents’ garden, I noticed this little critter hovering near some small flowers. I can’t miss out on this photo opportunity!
Thanks for taking the time to view the photos showcased above. If you’d like to see more from this collection, please check out my Flickr photostream.