When in need of inspiration – go to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park….oh and take your new iPhone SE with you for good measure. So there we have it, great art, great weather and I have to say what looks like a rather good camera attached to a smartphone. Now if that doesn’t inspire you I don’t know what will?
In truth the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is always worth a visit and I have been there in the middle of winter as well as on a pleasant summer’s day such as today. The main exhibition at the moment is Not Vital’s, who has the strange privilege of no Wiki entry (I’m not sure whether that is good or bad?) sculptures. Anyway the work is interesting if just a little bit seen that somewhere before. As you wander around the grounds, which today resembled a public park there were so many people there, you can’t miss the Mickey Mouse like, I’m sure the Disney Corp lawyers were watching, KAW’s sculptures (he does have a Wiki page entry). Which were fine but I did come away thinking and?
As for the camera it is far too early to pass any sensible opinions but the first impressions were very good. The JPEGs produced contained a considerable amount of data that could be post produced without too many problems. The colours were well saturated, although you wouldn’t know that from these images, and there was an impressive amount depth to their dynamic range. As a photographic tool it would appear to be up there with many SLRs, actually that is nonsense as the camera doesn’t have the flexibilities of an SLR but then again few photographers seem able to actually make much use of this flexibility so perhaps that wasn’t such a crazy statement after all. So first impressions of the SE are good, lets hope it holds up.