Even at 1/80 and iso3200, the little V1 resolved enough detail for me to see that these are 400mL cans. Not bad. I might even try printing this one to see what happens.
The V1 is why I dislike using the word "better" as a way of categorizing cameras. It's a lousy little device, and my D800 could have done this shot without noise and with more tonal range. But if I was using my D800 I simply wouldn't have taken this shot – my audio recorder was running about fifteen feet away, and I wouldn't have been where I was if I wasn't recording.
The light underneath bridges can be wonderful. Indirect, reflecting, diffuse but full of interesting shadows and contrasts.
I just wish it wasn't so dark.
These lamps, which look so impressive from afar, are even taller in person.
Of course they mean northbound or southbound, but few signs admit it. Partly this is a shorthand that acknowledges that drivers are travelling far too quickly for nuance, and partly reflects the viewpoint that everything is relative to the highway and its few occupants. Both reflect the dominance of the car-centric design of the city.
I actually didn't take many photos here. It felt a little like cheating.
These days the thing that's getting me out of the house, creatively speaking, is sound recording. Today I ventured far out of my usual range to reach a very specific spot that I had heard about years ago; this effort took substantial planning and a certain selectivity in its timing, all to be able to find a particular set of sounds that I want for a project. And what's more, this is the second time in two weeks that I've done this.
The amusing part is that while the recorder is running I usually have a camera out, so I've also been taking photos in places where I probably wouldn't go otherwise, and certainly in ones where I wouldn't linger if I wasn't anchored to a spot for ten or a hundred minutes. The results have included a few respectably decent photos.
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