The Average Suburban Dad

My self-assigned spot of the internet where I wax lyrical about ... err ... stuff.

Thursday 29 July, 2021

Post 6 / The Average Suburban Dad / 2021-07-29
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I love the perspective that a 16mm focal length can bring to the table. This piece of art is huge and I’m, from memory, around one metre from the “nose”. In hindsight, I maybe should have been a fraction to the left, but I still love the image.

I’ve been using the new camera at my day job today and I must say, the detail this thing produces is astounding. But it does make you work that little bit harder for the photo, which I enjoy. With the enhanced megapixels (45 in this case), your grip must be rock steady to avoid a shake in the image. The 45MP camera also produces a whopping great 95Mb file every time you take a photo. To paraphrase, “With great megapixels comes great storage requirements”. A print-ready jpg file comes out at 25Mb which means my average wedding handover will be in the vicinity of 13-14Gb from this camera alone.

Wow! Time to start saving for more storage space.

It was great to drive to work today. Do not get me wrong, being able to fall out of bed and take the eleven steps to my desk (yes I got up to count) was nice, but in order to fit in my hours around my daughter’s kinder runs and other assorted needs, I had to get up at five am. My drive to work is an hour there and forty minutes back (I use tolls on the return trip to get home faster, at my wife’s request). But during that time I can listen to my audiobooks and slowly and smoothly get into work mode. Working from home it was eyes open, check the time, swear, stumble to the desk, swear, try to open both eyes at the same time and start work. Not super good for the start of day productivity.

Back to the photography, I’m hoping to take the new camera out on my lunch walk tomorrow. Will be nice to see what I can get in the urban sprawl that is my work suburb.

About this website. Although successfully posting daily so far (and five in a row is an achievement for me), I’m only wanting to do that whilst I have the photos to share and something to say. I will definitely want to post at least a couple of times per week but only If I have the content. So if you have any questions related to photography I can answer, please drop them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them.

I really must make some form of contact page (and wait for the spambots to strike!)

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon.

Richard - The Average Suburban Dad

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