I didn’t share much these past few days. Kids were out of school and keeping a 4 yr old entertained will certainly make one pretty busy. Which doesn’t mean I haven’t been shooting (I’m always shooting, anyway).
Friends, Marla and I went to Chantilly, home of one of France’s most beautiful castle. My friends were born and raised in the area, so chilling out, drinking beer and playing ball on one of the big lawns in front of the castle is a week-end ritual.
Ever since my 7 has been not 100% functional due to a defunct LCD back display, the 6 has taken the top dog spot.
The week end before that my hubby and I had taken our girl to yet another castle (we’re big fans of sprawling properties and 25″ thick walls) : the almighty Vaux le Vicomte. Vaux has a very special status. It is the castle that has inspired Louis XIV to have Versailles built !!
On a totally different note, I was shopping for a very small camera these days, so I decided to test a few available to me to see how much goodness I could squeeze out of a tiny sensor camera
Then I had at hand a tiny Pentax Q, the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera.
Despite all the love it gets from its users base, I was thoroughly unimpressed with the Q’s output. Metering was totally erratic and the slightest contrast situation cause it to miserably burn highlights. The dynamic range borders on none. Terrible. I was able to get it to meter properly only a couple of times…