Sunday, March 17, 2013

Postcard Project: Week 5

For background on the Postcard Project, please see the introductory post.

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Croyle Township Municipal Building

Well, this was a tough week for postcards. The solid white skies continue almost every day, and we’re even under a Winter Storm Warning tonight. Overcast and muddy is pretty much the theme. It’s a big change from last year, and it makes it hard to get the “picture postcard” look for the area’s attractions. I had more luck shooting the details than the sweeping vistas.

The featured subject this week is Peoples Natural Gas Park, the newly-constructed venue for the Flood City Music Festival. It’s located right across from Point Stadium, and has a great view of the Old Stone Bridge.

As I mentioned last week, I got some new gear this week: A new-to-me Pentax K-7 DSLR. Released in early 2009, it was an inexpensive upgrade from my K10D, to tide me over until I can pick up a K-5 or whatever is coming next. The K-7 has the same Samsung 14.5 MP CMOS sensor as the earlier K20D, but the same body design as the later K-5. Compared to my K10D, it provides somewhat better noise characteristics (maybe a stop or so), live view, higher frame rate, improved autofocus (including per-lens AF adjustment), and video capabilities. And the K-5/K-7 body fits my hands better than the K10D. So far I’m enjoying what it can do.

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