Abroad with the MX-1


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/09/2015 - 15:29
This year I've found just taking and using the MX-1 abroad quite liberating. Leaving aside its few little operational annoyances, the results, after processing, have proved quite good enough to meet my modest requirements. I'm not sure folks will take me seriously as a photographer any more now my DSLRs collect dust in the loft...

Below are a few from a recent trip to Menorca. I hope you like them. It's a good place to visit.











































Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 18/09/2015 - 15:30

jeffstclair

Link Posted 18/09/2015 - 15:36
Smashing set Andrew , the curvy gate is lovely ...you make that MX-1 earn it's keep ...jeff....

carmagw

Link Posted 18/09/2015 - 17:09
Very nice Andrew. A nice set.

Regards

George

johnriley

Link Posted 18/09/2015 - 17:29
The low viewpoint of the bike is brilliant. Love the coastal view that follows it as well. Those are my highlights from this nice set of images.
Best regards, John

bjolester

Link Posted 18/09/2015 - 19:27
Excellent work, great images - all of them. A compact camera with a high quality zoom lens seems like the perfect travel companion.
Bjørn

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jemx99

Link Posted 18/09/2015 - 20:11
Excellent shots, a great set I like them all. And the image quality is superb too!

fritzthedog

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 11:11
Is there nowhere you can not find rust Andrew?

Very nice set - especially the bike.

No DSLR being used ? Just proves the photographer is the most important component

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

supersammy

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 12:56
6, 9 and 13 could easily be desktop backgrounds! But I wouldn't be surprised if that whole set was in a gallery. Very good set, which I'd very proud of

jemx99

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 13:30
fritzthedog wrote:


No DSLR being used ? Just proves the photographer is the most important component

Carl

+1

McGregNi

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 14:54
Lovely fresh feeling travel photography Andrew .... It induces a 'wish we were there' sense. I like all of your framings and foregrounds, it's a great exploration. Clearly you're not being weighed down or held back in any way by the compact nature of your camera !

Perhaps you won't need to start saving up for the full frame after all ....
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 19/09/2015 - 14:59

philstaff

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 15:04
Nice set the camera has done you proud as well.
Regards Ian

LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 16:48
Superb quality and variety (as always ) - I was very tempted to get one just before a trip to the Lakes earlier this week, but my biggest concern is how big images from the smallish sensor cope. I love my Q, but i'd struggle to get a half decent A3 from it - do you think the MX-1 would cope?
LennyBloke

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 19:16
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. They are much appreciated.

LennyBloke wrote:
...my biggest concern is how big images from the smallish sensor cope. I love my Q, but i'd struggle to get a half decent A3 from it - do you think the MX-1 would cope?

I love my little camera, Lenny and find the quality good enough for my purposes; that is to say, exclusively uncropped on the computer screen.

I haven't made a print of any kind this century, so I'm not the best person to ask, but I'd be amazed if that tiny sensor could produce an acceptable large print. I sense this because when I'm working in RAW, processing the files at 100%, things look a bit blotchy. You might manage A4 but A3...
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

davidwozhere

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 23:28
They might mock your rust Andrew but I really like the hoop over the wooden gate - simple and effective
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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davidtrout

Link Posted 20/09/2015 - 00:33
It doesn't matter what camera you used Andrew, this is a super panel of pictures which would look good on an exhibition wall. I'd be surprised if you couldn't get decent A3 prints from these.
David
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 20/09/2015 - 00:33
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