Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Answer? Yes!

We did go to the zoo ... not for too long, and feeling a bit blurry, but we went. (And yes, thank you, I feel a lot better today. It was just a 24 hour thing.)

I took my camera, and thanks to Sandra's suggestions decided to experiment with different colour settings. A bit of hunting through menus and I discovered my camera - a cheap but adequate Panasonic digital - has five options: standard, natural, vivid, sepia and black-and-white. This otter was posing beautifully on a rock while he ate some fish. Here he is in standard colour ...


And here in black and white. I rather liked the effect of the water ...


Then I started playing with the vivid colour setting. Here is Cherub looking vividly pensive in a playhouse ...


And here she is naturally pensive (at least, I think this was on the natural setting, but it may have been standard. I lost track.) ...


The only sepia shot I tried was of a bison and it was not a success. Two photos I did like were this mongoose (natural, as the cage background was vivid enough in its own right!) ...


... and the dwarf crocodile, which being grey on grey with odd lighting (his heat lamp) needed a colour boost from the vivid setting.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

I take it you felt well enough to go to the zoo, I'm so glad :)

I love the photos you took, isn't i so much fun to use the different color settings? Even the most inexpensive cameras have them and most of the time I had no clue about it LOL

Karen E. said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Looks like a fun trip.