My brother and sister-in-law are having a baby and I forgot I haven’t even posted the pics from their wedding in May 2013! Everyone had a fab time and some of us drank too much and took crazy pictures!
I’ve been keeping myself very busy taking lots of pictures here in Chicago and will post them all here. I’ll start with Chicago’s beautiful architecture. You can click the images for larger versions. Also, be sure to check out all my photography on flickr.
The John Hancock Building and Magnificent Mile.
The Chicago River from Michigan Ave.
Chicago skyline from South Loop.
Diversey Harbor with Chicago skyline.
East Lakeview, Chicago.
Diversey Harbor in winter.
Lincoln Park houses.
A view from the L.
Lincoln Park, Chicago
The moon over Lake Michigan.
A street in Lincoln Park.
Tiffany ceiling at The Cultural Center, Chicago.
Garfield Park Conservatory.
Under a train bridge.
Vintage apartment building in Lincoln Park.
I dropped our little Nikon CoolPix last summer. It broke. It was a decent little camera that Mike bought in St. Louis when he went out there for his daughter’s high school graduation having done NO research.
I’ve been meaning to buy another point and shoot camera, so when I found out that the Lumix uses Leica lenses I was kind of excited. Point and shoot lenses are kinda crappy but a Leica lenses must be good, right? I didn’t get that $399 camera that was discussed in that blog. But all the Lumix’s use the Leica lenses. I got the DMC-FH25.
The Coolpix took really nice food pictures. That’s mainly what I use the point and shoot for. But I was always a little disappointed in everything else I shot. Close-ish people shots were ok, but forget any kind of landscape or vista. Not that I shoot much of that.
The Panasonic takes better pictures of those sorts of things than the Coolpix did, but I’m not sure if the Coolpix food shots were better. The Coopix had a “museum’ setting that was nice because it was silent when you took the picture and it was balanced for indoor lighting.
The Panasonic has a whole ton of settings but no “museum” setting. Below are some of the shots I’ve taken with it. None of them have been retouched. You can click the pictures to see larger versions.
There are several different price levels of the Panasonic Lumix. This one is the seond or third from the least expensive. I don’t know if the picture quality is better on the more expensive ones or if they just have more settings and features. Overall I’m pretty happy with it and am very happy with it for the price.