Last time I posted was about the lovely property we have found near Bourges, France, and that’s we’re hoping to buy. The deal is in progress, we’ve found an agreement with the sellers and now still need to sign the preliminary contract, and arrange a new mortgage with a bank (that’s the tougher part). As a forward step to achieve this, we listed our own home for sale, “by the owner”, to avoid the outrageously high fee real estate folks wanted to charge us. And to list our home, we needed quality pictures
I wasn’t too concerned with getting some, still having my friend Claude’s NEX 5R on loan. This little camera is just amazing for its tiny size, humble price, and rock bottom low bragging factor (ZERO !!). But dang, it takes pictures like clunky DSLRs four time its size and price…
I hate the 16-50 with a passion, for reasons too long to explain here, plus it has its faithful followers, and cannot be faulted for versatility. The extra bit at the wide end sure would have helped me with my interior pictures
But the 18-55 is what I had at hand, and despite my husband moaning that I hadn’t bought a wide angle “even though I knew I’d need to shoot our home any day now”, I think the pics I ended up with are doing the house justice
And I’m happy with the images I was able to capture with the 5R. A little twist in Snapseed was needed to add a bit of attractive drama. I truly dislike HDR by default, but used sparingly it does add a bit of welcome “bite”, making those home pictures way more engaging.
Stay tuned for the outcome, hopefully soon !