I went to see Pink in concert recently here in Atanta. I thought I would take along the mirrorless Nikon 1 V1 to see how it would fare in crazy low light situations. The camera did extremely well, much better than I imagined. The hybrid autofocus system in this camera is very impressive, it can focus amazingly fast. I shot most all the pictures at ISO 3200 so there was some noise in the shots but I was able to easily take care of that issue in Lightroom. So far, very pleased with the results of this camera, I’m getting some very high quality photos with just about everything I shoot with it. Here is a link to the shots from the concert:
Well it was a lifelong dream to see an NFC Championship game in my hometown. It was a chance that doesn't come along very often in a sports fan's life. The Falcons have only been to the big game one other time and that was in the 1998 season when they upset the Vikings in Minnesota. This was a huge game for the city of Atlanta, the fans showed up, the offense was on fire and the defense showed up at least for the first quarter and a half. Ahhh the disappointment, being up by 17 points and then losing is a horrible feeling. This was just about as bad as the come from behind loss the Falcons suffered at the hand of the Dallas Cowboys in 1980, we were the #1 seed in the playoffs that year as well. Here are some photos from the game, I experimented with a mirror less camera, it was a Nikon 1 V1 w/30-100mm zoom, the camera focuses really fast so I was able to capture some pretty decent shots. Really makes you excited to see where camera technology is going to be in about 5-10 years.
I recently got the opportunity to take a short class about Sports Photography, the best part was the field trip to Turner Field. Quite a treat to get some behind the scenes access to photograph the Braves players and scenes around the stadium. Below is one of the shots I took from the top of the stadium, click on the link below to access the full gallery of photos.
Cool photo that I took from the Seven Sacred Pools in Hana. This is a very secluded part of Maui, few people around and very peaceful. It takes a while to get here, from the airport it is about 53 miles and takes about 4.5 hours to drive that far, about 40 miles of it is on a one lane road where the speed limit is 15 mph. I took this photo with Powershot S95, 3 exposures merged together with Photomatix Pro to create and HDR image: