Things You See as You Go

August 25, 2009

Stopped at a produce stand along the roadside.  This cabbage almost jumped up and forced me to take a picture.  The contrasting colors were just so startling.  I’m almost embarassed to confess that it’s another G-10 shot.  Again, I had it with me…cabbage_WM


Jelly Peeps!

June 24, 2009

Jelly Peeps !

Jelly Peeps !

Yet another G10 shot, that was do-able simply because the camera was with me.  I have no idea how often these Jellyfish at the Atlanta Aquarium are photographed…but it has to be a lot.  I can’t believe my photo is even unique, but during a vist, it was just impossible not to capture.  The G10 was set to ISO 800 and the image was very noisy.  This copy was processed through DxO Optics (jury’s still out on that one).  It survived fairly well.  Other versions using other commercial noise solutions fared even better.


June 4, 2009

Smile!Another G-10 shot that I probaby wouldn’t have captured with a bigger camera because I probably wouldn’t have been carrying it.  This building had apparently just been renovated. The tile and brick work were fresh and covered with dust.  Someone had come along and done their own “contribution” using the dust as a medium.  I’ve always admired the work of Piet Mondrian (19th  and 20th century Dutch artist) and this tile work just struck that chord.  The dust-fitti on it just added to the overall message.


The new Canon G-10 is a great little camera. In fact, it has significantly changed the way I can shoot.  Because it’s almost always with me, I can be more spontaneous.  I haven’t had this much fun with a non-SLR since my Leica film cameras.  This shot is a perfect example.

This was simply a grab shot as I passed a storefront at night.  The ducks were backlit but still the digital noise was very significant.  This is pretty much expected at high ISO’s with such a tiny sensor.  Noiseware took care of that surprisingly well. A pass through Photoshop’s solarization filter completed the “unsettling” look I was going after.