Friday Nights Legacy Taken With Fujifilm S5700, Aperture Priority, F3.5, 1/280th, ISO 64, Focal Length 59mm, Hand-held, Polarizer
I'm really getting into my blend modes now - using overlay or soft-light in Photoshop or Elements to really give the photos some extra punch. More contrast, more colour, or in this case darker blacks. (If that makes sense!)
Weekend Warrior Taken With Fujifilm S5700, Aperture Priority, F3.5, 1/420th, ISO 64, Focal Length 63mm, Hand-held, Polarizer
The low Sun made all the colours really vivid, it's not just my editing (though that helps...), it was a lovely morning. Shame it chucked it down later on!
Destroyers At Dawn Taken With Fujifilm S5700, Aperture Priority, F13.6, 1/90th, ISO 100, Focal Length 14mm, Hand-held, Polarizer
This was quite a bit after Dawn, the Sun is just out of shot, but I had to use a really small aperture to get a half-decent exposure. I'm disappointed with the silhouettes - the bows of the ships have blended into the land.
I had to work this one quite a bit in Elements - levels, then a grad to darken the sky.
Woof Mk. 2 Taken With Fujifilm S5700, Aperture Priority, F3.5, 1/200th, ISO 100, Focal Length 37mm, Hand-held
The low Sun made some great shadows on the trees - and a soft-light levels and hue adjustment layer in Elements really amplified the look.
Another Flare Shot Taken With Fujifilm S5700, Aperture Priority, F3.5, 1/125th, ISO 100, Focal Length 6mm, Hand-held
This Photo was inspired by a shot from the S5700 Flickr groups "Lens Flare" assignment - a shot through the trees of the rising Sun.
Another enjoyable photowalk, and not a HDR in sight! (You wait 'til I get a faster PC, then you'll see!)
ps, A note on camera exif data. Being a bridge camera, my S5700 has a crop factor because the sensor is a lot smaller than on a dSLR, so when you're looking at the focal lengths bear in mind that the S5700 has a focal length range of 6-63mm, which is the equivalent of 38-380mm in a 35mm dSLR. Also the aperture and shutter speeds given are approximate, as for some reason sometimes they're different in the PC exif data than what I actually took, but its usually just the next step up or down.