We used the Pop Colour Picture Effect to boost the colours and contrast in this shot for extra effect.
There's lots of fine detail recorded by the Sony a58. The standard kit lens does a good job of maintaining sharpness across the whole scene, though you'll see in the high resolution version of the image that there is some softness in the very corners of the frame.
A number of Creative Styles are available, such as this monochrome setting. The advantage of using these is that they can be used while shooting in raw format, leaving you with a clean version of the image to work with later if you choose.
The standard 18-55mm kit lens has an equivalent starting focal length of 27mm, which is a decent wide angle for every day shooting.
The kit lens rises to around 82.5mm at the telephoto end of the optic, giving flexibility.
Colours straight from the camera are bright and vibrant, without being too over the top.
The Sony a58 struggled to focus on this scene at first, since the light was quite minimal. This is a problem with DSLT cameras as the translucent mirror lets less light in than their DSLR counterparts.