But for the most part the first photographic endeavor was a photoshoot with the Northwest Houston Photo Club at Historic Old Cypress Park.
The Park is a collection of five buildings that have been in the area for a number of years and relocated together. There is a dance hall, a service station, a general store with bar and a home.
I did get a chance to try the D700 at 3200 ISO and for the most part I am pleased. Janet and I did not get to stay for the full tour, still I got a few shots that I liked. Each of the building contains a large collection of artifacts that have some association with the building however the artifacts extend over a period from the approximate time of the buildings up until the present. It makes for an interesting photoshoot and I hope to go back again in the near future by myself.
One evening Janet and I drove over to the Heights to do shots of store windows again. I found this place that has a number of religious artifacts displayed. Here again I needed a tripod. Even though these are hand held they are fair. At least I enjoyed shooting them.
For someone that just purchased a D700 it may seem a little strange to be going on about photographs from a 2.1mp Sony Cybershot but I’m doing it anyway. Larry Belt, one of the team members on the Learning Blog has been suggesting that the team do a shoot using only Point and Shoot cameras. So on January 31st, four of us, Debbie Henderson, Jan Ward, Larry and myself met at Mercer Arboretum for our P&S Shoot. I had to borrow a camera from Debbie because my Beloved Minolta A1 is being very erratic. The Sony had what is missing on most current models of P&S cameras, a movable viewing LCD that could be placed in several orientations so aid in doing unusual viewpoints. I took a total of seventy plus photographs and am very pleased with a number of them but these two shot of two different fish ponds are my favorites. I titled them Homage to Monet #1 and #2. Since the camera was only a 2mp I sized them to an eight inch with and will have them printed on 8x10 leaving the mat. I really haven’t looked as closely at some of the other photographs so I may find more that I want printed. In all it was a very satisfying and successful photoshoot for which I owe Larry AND DEBBIE a very sincere Thank you!!