Today my daughter and I got up early and travelled to Daylesford in country Victoria to see what the market was like. Jiltaroo recommended it to us. My daughter, Klara, heard market and she has been hanging out to go ever since. It is a lovely to drive to Daylesford, so I didn’t mind at all. It was also a great opportunity to try out the Canon cameras. I thought I had taken two memory cards with me, I should never trust my memory, but I only had one so in the end I just used the EOS 1100D.
In one part of the market, actually where you walk in, there is this line of trees. It was such a gorgeous day today, the perfect pre summer day. It was getting warm, but not hot, around 20 C, or 68 F, so pleasant. Though we could start to feel the heat of the sun.
This area was out the back, and you can see how wonderful the day was. The camera had a little trouble taking images like this. I should have put it on spot metering to expose what I wanted. I still haven’t read the manual for it, but I found it okay to use and managed to work out everything that I needed without it, so that is really good. I think if you can find your way around it without having already read the manual that is a good sign.
Again, the camera had trouble, it is never going to be easy when you are shooting into bright sun and you have harsh shadows. I have done a fair bit to this in photoshop, but if I was doing it for real, I would use a flash for a bit of fill flash to help make the shadows softer.
I had to take a photo of these, how great do they look? They had some samples to try with small pancakes, I mean mini pancakes. We decided on the plum jam, and we came home with some. This stall and the following one were run by Dale and David, she made the jams and he did the workwork.
One of the things we noticed was that the Daylesford market has a lot of second hand things. There was stall after stall of second hand things, from crockery, to tools, and toys.
The 1100D performed well. It is really light, and fitted in my hand really nicely. It didn’t come with a strap, so I had to hold it in my hand. It wasn’t a problem. I used the 18-55mm lens with it, and it was fine. Unlike my Nikon lenses, I was able to get up very close to objects to photograph them. I am starting to understand why it is a popular camera with beginners.
I still have almost two weeks with the cameras, so I will be trying a lot more stuff with them. I am hoping to go back to Point Lonsdale next weekend, but in the afternoon, early evening this time, different light, so should be good. I will admit I find the 600D a little more difficult to use, but I will work it out.
Finally, the Daylesford market, it was a lovely market and again, we met lots of lovely people, and surprisingly, it wasn’t really expensive. I asked Klara if she would go again, and she said no, she, and I, both like the market in St Andrews more. We went into Daylesford afterwards, but more on that another day.