I’ve been thinking about a longer lens for wildlife photography for a trip we’ve got planned.
And partly, I have realised, I have been thinking about a longer lens for photographing wildlife here at home.
I have started looking at trees and flowers again. I got out my guidebooks and bought a couple more.
I have told myself I like street photography. But I have had a few opportunities recently and it didn’t grab me. Of course, it depends on my idea of what makes a photograph.
I went out with some friends at the weekend, and the brief for the day was to photograph people. I photographed a couple of the people I was walking around with, but the other possibilities didn’t excite me.
This pigeon was nice to photograph.
About long lenses
I have been watching YouTube videos. While watching a video about a camera and lens combination, the reviewer mentioned that he didn’t like the Adobe Standard camera calibration in Lightroom. He preferred Camera Neutral.
I have been saying to myself for a long time that I didn’t like the intensity of the images from Nikon files in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. The dark parts of the image are too blocked up and strong and the colour is a bit too yellow. I thought it was a fault of Nikon files… Well, that’s what I thought.
Naturally, I was interested to test Camera Neutral, so I dug out an image from 2011 taken with my Nikon D7000, and the difference was so startling I nearly cried out.
Not a wonderful shot, a young giraffe. But natural looking colours. And no blocked up dark parts.