Thursday, May 07, 2009

lumix lx3 test

I just bought a new Lumix LX-3 digital point and shoot camera. It's a compact fixed lens camera but not exactly a typical point and shoot. It has full manual capabilities along with a slew of many cool little perks...one of which is a 24mm wide angle lens (I'll spare all the geeky details).

Anyway, I wanted a small unobtrusive camera to play around with when I go backpacking or on vacation. It was recommended to me by Mike, our resident pro photographer. It seems to fit the bill. These were my very first set of photos taken about a month ago.

I was out and about running some errands when I noticed the low ominous clouds overhead. I rushed over to Griffith Park and went up my typical trail. I got very lucky with the cloud formation and the time of day. These clouds were so unusual for LA that it completely change the way I view the landscape. So far I am quite pleased with my new little purchase. I have been taking alot of pictures lately and I will post more soon.

















16 comments:

olgatm said...

Oooooo so much drama!!! These are some very interesting pictures, Rich.
I love stormy weather.

dave said...

Great Eye Rich!
The camera rocks too!
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Elizabeth said...

these pics are awesome! what trail were you on?

Dorota said...

You are an amazing photographer Riiiich!!!

Vince M said...

Love 'em.

Sam Nielson said...

Those first couple don't even look real. Amazing.

Stacey Aoyama said...

Beautiful Rich!

richtuzon said...

thanks guys. two of my favorite things to do (hiking and photography) all rolled into one.

olga- yes, I too love stormy weather. That day was surreal.

Dave-You have a Lumix as well? good taste.

Elizabeth-the trail is in Griffith park and it's actually called the Razorback trail. The 'peak' is Mt. Hollywood.

Dorota- thank you. Hope you are having fun on your travels.

Vince- thanks buddy. How's Brooklyn? hurry back, someone needs to neutralized Eddie.

Sam- I used a gradated neutral density filter to cut down the brightness of the sky by a stop or two so I can keep the exposure for the foreground. Then I burned in the sky even a little more in post. too much info, huh.

Miss Aoyama- uh...thanks.

daniellebedics said...

These are really great. Where is this trail?

richtuzon said...

Thanks danielle...it's griffith park, Mt. Hollywood.

Zoro said...

dannnngggggggg foooo! Man these are really good pics! The first 2 with those crazy clouds almost look photoshopped. As if the clouds were added. Right time, at the right place. Cool stuff!

richtuzon said...

thanks, Zoro.

mark g. said...

it's like you walked the trails that took you from the Shire to Mordor...and inevitably Mount Doom!

I'm going to have to make Tuesday Night hikes one of these Tuesdays that I'm off of basketball.

Great pics!

victor pete maningo said...

Fat Brick...I have the same point and shoot as you (I think) however, your pictures are so amazing! great pictures...I guess that's what happens when you actually have talent. good job.

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Rich, these are totally dope! Glad to see you kickin' the photography into high gear again! ; )
By the way, where were these taken? And what kind of camera did you use?

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! These are very strong and beautiful photographs. You know if you ever get bored with character art and design I don't think you would have a problem making money in the photo field. Awesome stuff my friend!
Greg