On the Road with LUMIX

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I don’t normally think of sunsets in a vertical format, but this one had an incredible height to it. Then, when a mother with her two kids walked down the beach, it gave me something more to capture.

I was out playing with the LUMIX FZ1000.  Because of the focal length, 25-400mm it gave me incredible flexibility. Sunsets, a macro flower and a couple of palm trees – what a kick it was just out playing with camera gear. 

This time of year in Florida on the Gulf coast is pretty amazing. We’ve been getting these amazing thunderstorms almost every day, typically between 2-4:00 pm.  Along with them come some amazing clouds and skies. Then, the weather just magically clears up. The sun comes out, and you’re left with an amazing sunset almost every day.

I realize there’s not a huge skill set taking great shots of sunsets, but when they’re this beautiful you need to shoot more than just neuro chromes!

We were in Naples, Florida staying with friends in a house right on the beach. These were all handheld just a few feet from the back patio.I don’t normally think of sunsets in a vertical format, but this one had incredible height to it. Then, when a mother with her two kids walked down the beach, it gave me something more to work with. 


Three weeks ago I wrote a post about the fun of it all and included a couple of the sunset images. But the real point of this post is simply reminding you just to shoot for the fun of it. I know that’s not easy when most of you shoot every day for your business, but you’ve got to stop now and then just to capture a moment. Even the image below, shot with the FZ1000 on macro was a kick to capture. 

The LUMIX line has totally revitalized my love for photography. Mirrorless technology allows me to have all the horsepower without the weight. In fact, everything I need goes into a LowePro backpack, including accessories (I had a microphone with me to record my monthly Shutter Magazine video) and my laptop plus a little LUMIX ZS30. I’m never without a decent camera!

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