Seattle, Vancouver, and my point & shoot camera
I usually don't talk about what camera I use but I've been so impressed with my new point & shoot Sony rx100 that I am going to make an exception. I would also like to make it clear that Sony did not pay me or give me a free camera for writing this post. I bought the Sony rx100 used on Craigslist a couple months ago for $500 just before my trip to Seattle & Vancouver, and I am so glad I did. It comes with a built-in Carl Zeiss f1.8 lens that is alone worth the price tag. Compared to other point & shoot cameras out there, it is definitely more expensive but then it also performs better than most entry level DSLR in its price range. However, what I love the most about this camera is its small size which makes it so portable and travel friendly. For my trip I also packed my Nikon D5100 but ended up using the Sony 90% of the time because I was able to put it in my pocket and take it with me all day everywhere. Here are the photos that resulted from my 8 days there. They were taken in RAW format and post-processed using the HDR technique with Photomatix software followed by minor color adjustments in Lightroom.
The quaint facade of the City Seattle Hostel where I stayed at
View of Seattle Waterfront from the rooftop of the Bell Harbor International Center
A bicycle cop on the rooftop of the Bell Harbor International Center
View of the sunset from the WTO walk connected to the rooftop of the Bell Harbor International Center
A nice seating area overlooking the waters I came across on my way up to Kerry Park
View of the Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park
A nice small park with sitting area on my way to the Space Needle
A storefront I came across on my way to the Space Needle
View of the Seattle skyline from the top of the Space Needle
View of the sunset over water from the top of the Space Needle
These pictures of the installations inside the Chihuly Glass Museum were taken handheld with my Sony rx100 as they did not allow tripods inside the museum. The photos came straight out the camera without any editing whatsoever just to show you how beautifully the built-in Carl Zeiss f1.8 lens performs in low light settings.
Canada Place in Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver Convention Center
A backpacker relaxing on the bench among one of the many parks along the Vancouver Harbour
View of the Vancouver Harbour with Stanley Park in the background
View of the Vancouver skyline and the Lost Lagoon from a hiking trail within Stanley Park
The tallest tree I saw in Stanley Park
Flowers I saw within Stanley Park
Somewhere along Sunset Beach
View of the Marina and Granville Island Public Market from the Granville Bridge
One of my favorite store in the Granville Island Public Market
A serene apartment complex somewhere along Granville Island
Somewhere along Vanier Park
Burrard Bridge at twilight
View of the marina from Burrard Bridge
View of Vancouver skyline from Ionsdale Quay
If you are interested in purchasing prints of the pictures above, visit my galleries where I offer a multitude of prints and products made from these images that you can buy and have ship to your residence anywhere in the world.
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Wendy, the "iced-coffee girl"(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing the beautiful shots, Hung. Makes me want to visit that seemingly serene and colorful Vancouver. Definitely on my bucket list. Must be gorgeous when covered with incredible white snow.
Wow! I've been hesitant about this camera mainly because of it's high price point but after seeing the quality of the photos you posted. I am just at awe!
Thanks for sharing those images and nice shots as well!
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