Set the camera in EXR res Priority, medium (8 mp) mode, Provia (standard ) film simulation and took some nice Autumn color shots of the lake and surrounds. I immediately overexposed the first couple of shots as I still had the LCD brightness set too low. Its still taking a bit of getting used to the accuracy of the new LCD. With a quick change to +1 we were away. I had about half an hour before sunset, and the sky was clear and the temperature was heading down. Nice crisp clear atmosphere, I even got a half decent shot of one of the Rescue Helicopters as it headed towards the Hospital. If anyone wants to get an idea of settings used just follow this link to the album in Picasa and have a peek. I have done some crops and adjustments just for effect and fun.
Waikato Hospital, Hamilton New Zealand, late Autumn evening.
On the way home the local windfarm west of us was standing out like a sore thumb. Its seldom that we get such a clear night as the windfarm is only 10kms or so from the west coast and sea spray normally makes it hazy, but tonight was one of those clearer than usual nights. I have several shots of the windfarm taken with the Fuji HS10 so I will now be able to do a comparison.