el diablo robotico (platypus) wrote,
el diablo robotico

A Picture A Day(ish): transit

I spent an inordinate amount of time stuck in traffic on a bus this afternoon.

This one was taken at ISO 1600, which is pretty noisy even on my camera (Fuji F10). I'm reasonably pleased with how it looks at this size, though. I've been doing very little to post-process these snapshots -- in this one's case, nothing but a little unsharp mask. It's not great art, but at least I've actually got a photo; most compact cameras would just give you a blur in those conditions. Flash would have been unthinkable, of course. (Within a few months of getting the F10, I became practically allergic to flash. It almost never improves a picture, you know? The F10 has a lousy flash recharge time -- one of its biggest drawbacks -- but I'm beginning to think that if you're using the flash, you're going about things wrong anyway.) I'm not giving the DSLR shooters a run for their money, but the more I use my little camera the more I love it. It's small enough that I actually have it on me most of the time, which is half the "at least I have a photo" battle.
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