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  • Writer's pictureAdrienne Hill

Roaming Rome

We are getting ready for a much-anticipated trip to Rome. Our third try to visit (thanks COVID) Hopefully our luggage won't be lost and we will stay healthy. We have our comfy walking shoes ready and our knee and shoulder covering hot weather clothing for visiting the Vatican and other churches. My biggest decision is what camera equipment to bring. Now that Greg has his own mirrorless camera we want to use the same lenses. But I am really excited to have a camera buddy. Now he won't be rushing me along when I want to immerse myself in the beauty of a location. And yes I have tried this theory out with two trial outings since I got him the camera. And my not-so-secret ulterior motive has worked beautifully!

If it was up to my friend Susan Gerbic, she would recommend ditching the big equipment and just taking my phone. Granted the cameras in phones are pretty amazing now, but so are the new mirrorless cameras. In low light conditions, they can't be beaten. This kind of low light cropping just can't be done on an iPhone...yet.

Below are two examples of low light conditions with my Canon R5. The first is a sparrow and the second is a chickadee. I have done nothing to get rid of noise (because that is what FroKnows Photos says is best...and I agree) and only slightly enhanced the colours and clarity.

Plus I love my heavy equipment. That may seem a strange thing to say, but I get a great arm workout and my shoulders and neck actually feel better after a day of carrying my pack with my gear. Admittedly, as I have gotten older I am taking lighter and less stuff but that is because you can now get amazing shots with lighter and less stuff! I feel like I pay more attention to my surroundings when I have my gear and I take such pleasure in looking at my photos after the fact and reliving the memories. Plus I like the learning process. And I still have much to learn.

I decided to try writing a blog since my parents don't use FaceBook and they love to virtually travel with me! Come back here regularly to find more fun with photos and highlights of our daily happenings.

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Oct 01, 2022

Okay, I guess I can't talk you out of carrying around the heavy clunky cameras. Looking forward to reading your travel blog and seeing your photos

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