Saturday, 9 May 2009

Kite Flying

CX1, f5.1, 1/710, ISO 80, JPG, 135mm

While out for a walk I saw this girl really excited about the kite flying, it was very nice to see and I took a few pictures to try and capture her joy.

The CX1 is probably not a low light camera due to the slow lens and not so great high ISO proformance as it's usual on cameras with small sensors. But using it in a dimly lit club on easy mode and utilizing the flas it did a very good job and produced pictures with accurate colors and low noise (but high NR at times). It did do pretty well compared with the other p&s cameras there although it is not quite a GRD I that can shoot without flash at ISO 1600 and produce very good quality images.


  1. I looked at an enlarged version and was amused by the pink stretched limos in the background. They must be the ultimate in bad taste.

    I would like to see a tighter, more intimate, crop, to feel the excitement of the event.

  2. Thanks, I really liked the pink limos in the background and it was the reason I chose this picture. I agree that they are the ultimate in bad taste, I would not want to be seen dead in one of them.

    I thought of a tighter crop but feel this works quite well once you enlarge the picture.