Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A visit to the National Air Force Museum with the Sony RX100M3

This past week before the Thanksgiving holiday I had business to attend in Dayton Ohio. My meeting was in the morning leaving my afternoon free. The business was only 15 minutes away from the Air Force Museum. So by 12:30 that afternoon, there I was heading into a very cool museum. This was my third visit to the National Air Force Museum in two years. I have yet to see everything. One could spend an entire day doing nothing but reading all the presentations along the walls.

So this time, being on business, I wanted to travel lighter. The last two times I brought my full Olympus gear and tripod. This time I only brought my Sony RX100M3 and my Tamrac Zipshot Mini tripod. When folded this little tripod will fit in a coat pocket. It is perfect for the Sony camera.

In previous blog post I discussed creating art using the in-camera features. That was one of my main objectives during this visit. In the cold war section of the museum there is a series of bare aluminum aircraft with colorful insignia. Having shot in this section before, I knew black and white looked good with the directional lighting. So I setup the Sony RX100M3 with Black and White, Superfine JPEG and used the filter option based on what color I wanted highlighted.

So here are the results. These are straight out of camera. The first image was printed on my Canon Pro 100 printer. It looks fantastic printed. Not bad for a little 1" sensor!

So is this art? My answer, Yes. There is vision and intent creating these pictures. If ever in the Dayton area, do stop. The size of this place will blow you away. Take care and safe travels.