May 30 2010 - Photo Jottings

May 30 2010


This is a shot of the lobby looking towards the dining room at the Grand Canyon lodge, north rim.  It’s not the best as there were too many people and objects in my way to get the shot I really wanted.  I used the A900 with the Sony CZ 16-35mm F/2.8 @16mm.

I see a small green ghost just above the guests heads sitting on the couch in the lower right.  If I would’ve used the A700 and Sigma 10-20mm lens, which has superior ghosting control, the green ghost probably would be much smaller, or not visible at all.  Unfortunately, that lens is a stop slower at the widest end, and would have forced me to use ISO 1600, a bit much for the A700’s noise reduction system.  Here I needed 1/6s, F/2.8, +1.3ev, AWB and ISO 800.  I took about three shots at that speed, and all three came out sharp.  Auto-focusing was spot on, although not a big concern at 16mm.
There are some minor levels adjustments and straightening done (I can’t hold the camera level).  Color is as shot. 
A900, CZ 16-35mm @16mm, F/2.8, 1/6 sec, +1.3ev, ISO 800
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