Found this Ivy on a building in SLC. Nothing special. Loved the shapes, textures and colors. Especially the detail. I shot this with the D800. Yowza! I am amazed every time I get on the computer after shooting with this Camera. It’s incredible. Not a wildlife camera, a sports camera, but a great still life, portrait and scenery camera. This shots are handheld. As I am getting older and my body is falling apart I have to rely on tripods, window mounts etc. That adds to the fact that it is so sharp even with shaky Sam here……
Both photographs shot at ISO 100, 1/125 @ f/5.6, -33 EV. No post work done on photographs.
On a personal note I read blogs everyday of great photographers. It seems that a lot of them “brag” or make note of all their handholding shots. I know there are a plethora of times when a tripod is difficult or impossible. But I will never forget what one of the greatest photographers that has ever lived said to me face to face – “nothing is better for a sharp image than a camera on a stable tripod” Ansel Adams. Yes he was carrying around behemoths that required a tripod. But this was much later. He said this when he was shooting a lot with smaller formats that 8×10. He had mentioned earlier that the question he is asked most was how his shots with the smaller format cameras were so sharp. And he always replied about the use of a tripod.