Photo Post: Vivid colours in Queen’s Park, Loughborough

A while back I replaced my 2006 Canon Ixus 800 with…a newer model Canon Ixus. This time it's the 265 HS. It's still a compact, but with higher resolution, more optical zoom and a bunch of novelty effects. One of them is called Vivid Colour, and like the colour picker, it's become a favourite gimmick of mine 🙂

This shot was taken at a low angle looking over the top of a flowerbed and the colours were genuinely fairly bright – although admittedly not as bright as Vivid Colour makes them look. The end result is quite exotic-looking. I don't care that it's not “accurate”; it makes me smile.

Opinion tends to be divided over applying “effects”, whether in the camera or in post-processing. In the end it's a matter of taste; do you like my exotic flowers?

 

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Photo post: Bee taking a sip

Bee taking nectar from tomato flower

An image from a warmer time of year to remind us that Winter has a limited life 🙂

Taken with the macro setting on my compact Canon Ixus 800. Six years old and still going strong. Macro’s the only way to throw the background out of focus with this camera.