Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Kodak (and Canon) Moment

Yesterday, the late afternoon sun created some great shadows in my backyard.  My red rooster popped brilliantly in the snow, so I thought I would take a picture.

I decided to try my new Canon that I have been trying to learn, and my old Kodak Easyshare.

Both cameras were set on the auto setting.

First the Kodak.

Next the Canon Rebel.


You can click then click again to enlarge.  Is there a difference in sharpness or quality?  I can't really see one.  But I imagine if I learn to use the Canon on the manual setting and learn about exposure, light, white noise, ISO and all of those other things, I could produce a crisper picture.

That is why I am doing a lot of reading on the subject.  I am having a hard time wrapping my creative side of my brain around the mechanical side of picture taking.  I can see a great shot - just can't figure out how to make the best of the shot.....YET.

But I will!
Welcome Home,
Penny
p.s. winner announced on Monday for the cup giveaway.


28 comments:

Jenny Harris said...

Looks like the second photo has truer whites, but the first has deeper shadows. Have fun learning about your new camera!

Adrienne said...

Like you, I am having a bit of a problem getting the technical things that would improve my photography skills into my mind. But, my friend, if we do a little at a time we will get it together - some day! Think how really good we'll be when we know it all!
~Adrienne~

Shelia said...

What a great snap, Penny! I can't tell a difference, but I don't have a fancy dancy camera. They both look pretty to me.
Be a sweetie and that red chicken is so cute!
Shelia :)

Kerrie said...

I think the second shot is brighter and crisper. What a beautiful picture and I love your header!!

*Ulrike* said...

It is really hard to tell. These days they make even the smallest camera give crisp photos. By the way Penny we were in Ft. Myers just a little north of you about the same time!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The second one does look a little sharper...but what a beautiful site! And still so much SNOW! WOW! Stay warm! ♥

Pat said...

The color is a tad different on the second and a mite sharper. I miss my rebel..another week and I should have it back. I had an easyshare...that's what I dropped at Nell Hill's. That accident put me on the road to the rebel. Anyhow..those easyshares are great cameras and do indeed give great photo quality.

Have fun with your rebel. I have been having fun with my little point and shoot canon. Not as much fun as with the rebel, though.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The canon pic is brighter and less blue looking to me.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful sight in your garden! I like the shadows in the first photo, although I can see that the second one has truer white.

Sweetina said...

Hi Penny,
You amaze me at how you don't let your shoulder hold you back!
It's the creative spark in you!
I love both photos~the first is more contrasty, which I love.
The second is much truer to color and sharp.
I think the Canon and you will be on to a wonderful future!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I have no knowledge of cameras and am amazed at some of the photography on the blogs. I do think the picture with the Canon is sharper. The shadows are darker on the Kodak. Both are keepers!! Lovely subject!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

All I know is take lots of pics in all the different settings, what's the worst that can happen, you delete them? I have more options on my new camera and the delete is my best friend,lol! Love your list on the sidebar by the way! That is motivation!

Donnie said...

I wish I could see more of a difference. The second one appears lighter but you've seen my pictures so I can't really talk...lol..

Theanne... said...

I see differences in the photos...however, I like both of them for their differences. That red rooster with the snow and shadows is a great subject! I'm trying to find a P&S that I can afford, that takes really close, close ups.

Darla said...

They are both nice photos....these cameras have my mind boggled too.

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I could see a difference but I don't...they are both terrific pictures of that darling rooster! I have a very basic camera and yet there are still many things I need to learn about it. I just don't have the patience. Best of luck...you sound like a determined lady!

XO,
Jane

Terri said...

I am learning too, hope you'll share your experiences!

Donna said...

The second one seems a bit sharper and more white. Actually I like them both. Great photo!

Have fun with your camera!

Hugs,
Donna

Glacier Dreaming said...

Lovely sight on the snow.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh how I want a new camera! One day..
You shoulda made little chicken track (s'cuse me, Rooster tracks) in the snow...lol
Great contrast and cute picture. Darn! Everything you DO is cute!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yeah..and how does that feel? :)

see you there! said...

I can't really identify a big difference but for some reason my eye is drawn to the second one. Maybe the whiter snow?

Darla

Beverly said...

I like the composition. The color values are definitely different, and I think the Canon shot is a bit sharper. Great shot with both!

Kathleen Grace said...

The only difference I can see is that the shadow is actually a bit darker and crisper with the Kodak. Wierd. I know that I can see little or no difference between my photos with my SLR and my Nikon when they are both on auto, although I have noticed the SLR does better in low light. I got Digital SLR's for Dummies from the library and had a hard time focusing on all that technical jargon, soooo, the next class I take at the community college will be a class in digital photography so I can get some clarification when my brain seizes up from the tech stuff!

Sue said...

I have been reading so much about selecting a new camera. I'm leaning towards a Canon T2i and the Nikon 3100. Still need to figure out which will be easier to work, so I have to schedule a trip to one of the camera stores so someone can let me "play." I've been reading Pioneer Woman's articles, as well as a few others. Things can get real complicated, real fast!!! I hope I can find a class somewhere. LOL
Sorry about not visiting lately. I am so behind- I need to just go thru my reader and delete 95% of the 800+ posts that keep coming up. LOL I just don't have the time! If I just stick with my favorites and my followers, it'll be a lot easier. Stay warm and work on that shoulder flexibility. :-)
~ Sue

bj said...

I think the bottom photo might have truer whites..not really sure. Both are great!

Pamela said...

I agree the second one is brighter. The first one the coloring darker and deeper like in the shadows. The snow is much more white in the second one. I feel your pain. I still can't wrap my brain around it all either Penny!

Snappy Di said...

I see a big difference in the color of the snow and shadows. The rooster itself looks much the same, just more distinct lines.

Di