Jeff spoiled me silly with a new camera for my birthday!

It’s a Nikon D500 and I do not have it mastered yet. I don’t even know what all the settings do yet. But I couldn’t stand having it without using it.

So, -30 something C or not, today I went for a walk.

There are a few tricky things to playing with a new camera in winter:

  • no sunshine
  • it’s really f’n cold

I upgraded Adobe Lightroom to process these, but still they aren’t right. They look different in each of my big external monitors and I don’t know which one is right. I tried to remove the blue of winter, yet in the other monitor, they are still way too blue. Can’t win.

The exposure was terrible in a bunch of them. I think it is because I had the silly Auto ISO setting still on that Dad warned me about. And because we don’t get direct sunlight now so I think when I’m processing them, I’m trying to turn them into sunny summer pictures when it just wasn’t.
My mission was to walk around town and take a bunch of shots so I can look at them and learn my camera settings, and take some online tutorials to learn how to tweak and use this new camera.Since there is a half decent chance you didn’t get to walk around Dawson City today, I’ll share them here, in no order what so ever. Hmm, the town clock is still wrong. These pictures are all from 12:30pm to 1:15pm

The auto focus is fast and astonishing really. There are so many areas where it is focusing. I can zoom in quite far on any picture and still see incredible detail.

Even spotted my neighbour walking home with groceries. This time of year, you really have to recognize people by their coat because there isn’t much else to go by 🙂

Here’s your photographer when she got home.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

4 Replies to “New camera and I need to practise

  1. Wow, Lisa!! What beautiful photos! That is some camera you got there! I look forward to seeing more….I think you’ve done very well! Good job, Jeff!

  2. Lisa, thanks for showing us your town in the winter and when you get no direct sunlight. One can almost feel the cold in your shots.

    1. The ones leaning in to each other? Those are referred to as the ‘kissing buildings’. They were built in the very early 1900’s. The taller was a hotel complex, and the smaller was a photography studio. They were left to show what permafrost does to the buildings if you don’t re-level your structure, and keep it up and off the ground.

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