Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Spy.............

I know, I know. Not the most exciting of photos. But all will be revealed so keep reading.

Oi you, don't leave. I said keep reading !!!

Last Wednesday evening we were strolling along the beach at Tenby, partly to walk off the excellent meal we'd just had at The Park Hotel and partly to enjoy the view, when I thought of something Gareth, Daphne's son-in-law, had done earlier. He'd used binoculars in front of his camera to take a photograph.

Having now got binoculars, thanks to a lovely birthday pressie from Daphne and Stephen, I decided to give it a go. It wasn't easy but at least I had the compact Nikon rather than the Canon dSLR and so the tiny lens did neatly fit onto one of the binocular eye pieces. It was still hard to line both up to get an image on the viewing screen and then press the shutter but my first attempt wasn't half bad.

So we're back to the photo at the top of the post. That was the view of the boats out on the water with the Nikon on full zoom. See the black hulled boat in the middle ?

Well here it is through one eye piece of my binoculars.

Not bad eh ? I can't see it replacing my dSLR zoom lens but if I'm ever out and about with the binoculars and my Nikon and see something interesting at a distance, at least I'll have an option.

Next up will be to use the camera's movie mode and then whole new experiences could open up !

I feel a trip to the local multiplex coming on.

Ice Age 3 dvd anyone ?


Jennyta said...

What a clever idea. I must try it.

Daphne said...

It's the sort of thing that I'd think just wouldn't work - I'd think that there'd be some law of science that I don't know about that would stop it. So it was very pleasing that it DID work.

jay said...

Hahaha! So you're moving on into movie piracy are ye, after your adventures on the high seas with the bins? ROFL!

Neat trick! I guess it could be useful if you get a good enough pic for cropping. I might try that. You'd need a filter to protect the lens though, wouldn't you?

Silverback said...

Judy, the lens on the compact camera was recessed so was in no danger of being damaged.

I took another photo that way later on and got everything lined up perfectly but as a result, you'd never know it was taken through bins and so I didn't include it here. I liked the 'spy' effect given by the black border !

Debby said...

Glad we saw IA3 on Sunday or I'm sure we'd be trying to view it back in BB on your laptop!!!

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