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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The colors of November

I'm going to keep chasing the foliage for as long as I can. I had a wonderful day today.....met my good friend Kathy for lunch, and then went to Hingham to pick up a newspaper. (Will tell you tomorrow night why I got the newspaper....stay tuned) From there, we ventured to Wompatuck State Park. The foliage is mostly gone, but you can still find a few isolated areas that make for some nice foliage images.
I'm still working out the ins and outs of the new lens. It's so darn sharp! I always shoot RAW and then sharpen in post processing. I thought my snow foliage shots looked oversharpened. Today I tried shooting in jpeg just to see how sharpened the jpegs looked straight out of the camera. None of these were sharpened in post........but man are they sharp or what?
Used the little fence for some forefront interest and a leading line in this one

The Specs:
All Nikon D90, 17-55 mm lens, ISO 200, either f9 or f10 with shutter speeds of either 1/200 or 1/250


  1. Carol, I don't know about Nikon cameras, but Canons have in-camera settings where you can adjust the amount of sharpening, saturation and the like based on the kind of photo you are making; landscapes, portraits, close-ups, etc. I didn't think your photos from yesterday were over sharp, but you should be able to make adjustments in-camera. You might want to check with a Nikonian about this feature if you are unfamiliar with it.

  2. Unbelievable KB? I hope that's a good thing! :-)

  3. Hi Al,
    Yes, you're right. I do have the sharpness setting already set on the camera. It was set for the sharpness I wanted when using the 18-200 shooting jpeg. I wanted to see how sharp the images looked on the same setting using the 17-55. The result? Much much sharper than the 18-200. Of course I was expecting them to be sharoer with a better quality lens, but it just blew me away how really sharp they are!