Grass (86/365)

by Lee Santiva March. 27, 2019 172 views

Dewdrop on grass

Dewdrop on grass

The grass is definitely greener with my brand new laptop!

I started to take digital photography more seriously just at the beginning of this year. The role your equipment plays in your hobby is directly proportional to your skill level.

It's like tennis: until you have enough coordination and technique to actually hit the ball, the way the racket is strung doesn't matter.

After using my 8-year laptop so intensively everyday for the Photoblog and enduring many crashes of Adobe Photoshop, I realized I had reached a point in my hobby that the equipment was starting to make a difference.

Grass with dewdrops bokeh

Grass with dewdrops bokeh

It was the low screen resolution of my old laptop which led to some poor post-processing decisions.

Grass looking like waves

Grass looking like waves

I had to drive over an hour roundtrip to get a big city with a large electronics store. I had it in my mind to buy a new laptop and was surprised at the size of their camera department. There just happened to be an expert (travelling) sales representative from Fujifilm there on that day. He said he's at that store about once a month. He showed me the wonderful lenses and I was very tempted to first invest in more photo equipment.

Young shoots growing out of moss (macro)

Young shoots growing out of moss (macro)

Photo #4 is technically not "grass" but I love the tender shoots and perspective.

In the end, I decided it was more important for me right now that the grass has the right shade of green.

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Jay Boggess 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Very "artistically mature" decision to make! 
I'm looking for a high res laptop myself, much for the same reasons you were. 
We never know how our images may look on the screens of such a wide variety of viewers, but at least we can be sure that if we have high grade equipment, at least we can be assured that what we send out is really what we intended......no????

ps...wonderful camera work in these! the bright greens and fine details are so pleasing to the eyes & soul!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jay! In fact I had no idea how good my camera was until I had the better resolution screen, the colors and sharpness are amazing.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Same here! Glad you upgraded!

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Bethany Plonski 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, lush photos, and I can definitely relate to your observations about when equipment starts to make a difference. Hope you enjoy your new laptop!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you and I am!

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Jennifer Raknerud 10 months, 4 weeks ago

I do love the last one!  Have fun working on your new laptop.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks! I am smile

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Camellia Staab 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Colors are so vibrant! You made the right decision smile

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Lynn F Medley 11 months ago

Love your images! And their color! I too am reaching the point where i need a better computer takes forever to do anything 🙁

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Laurie Madsen 11 months ago

Glad you were able to get equipment that will make it FUN again! 
(struggling with gear takes the joy out of anything)!
Love your images!

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