Just outside Taos, New Mexico is the Rio Grande Gorge, and it's quite the sight to see, especially standing at the very top in a good wind!
My camera of choice on our recent trip was the G9 matched up with the 14-140mm lens. It's incredible how fast and accurate the focus is, and the 14-140 range gave me everything I needed 90% of the time.
Most of you know my first love is the business and marketing side of our industry, but that doesn't mean I'm not passionate about having a camera in my hands.
The image at the right was at 14mm and picks up the expanse of the gorge as a group of river rafters make their way downstream. I later grabbed a shot at almost full extension.
The image below was at 126mm and then enlarged 200%, to show the detail. In the image to the right, it's the middle boat!
I'm a minimalist when it comes to post-processing beyond cropping and an occasional tweak using Luminar's clarity booster on the image to the right.
The G9 is remarkable! I grabbed the screenshot from the Panasonic site about the key features. As LUMIX Ambassador, Jim Schmelzer talked about recently in his "Why?" podcast, the more the camera can handle the technical issues, the more time he has to be creative with his clients.
Well, no camera can do it all, but the G9 comes pretty damn close!
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