A Favorite Spot for Shooting
I go out to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport to test new cameras and lenses. It is a challenging venue, and if things go wrong, they go wrong in a very noticeable way. From the overhead walkway, this particular location always draws me.
I like the open space, gray concrete, shadows, the pieces of “museum stuff”, and seeing what people are doing.
The camera being tested is the Fujifilm X10 — which hit the dealer shelves on Tuesday. This shot was made as an EXR JPEG (EXR’s SN mode, for you Fuji geeks) with only a little bit of Noise Ninja in post-processing. Everything else was done in the camera: 1/35 sec., f/2.5, ISO 640. EXR makes all the selections once you decide which of three modes you will use.
The intelligence in cameras is getting a bit scary…The X10 produced a very nice image with almost no input from me.