I visited my brother in Toronto and we went out to drink & talk & eat on a cold evening; I didn’t take an actual camera-as-such, but that didn’t keep good pictures from arriving in front of me, so I snapped away with the Nexus 5. Thus, another test of the hypothesis that a mobilecam can replace a “serious” pocketcam.
A challenging one too, since it was dark out and I keep the flash turned off. And the pictures are better than not having any; pleasant enough and a reminder of good time. On the one hand really not close to what the Sony or the Fuji could have captured; but on the other, I didn’t have those with me.
Ahhh... Toronto’s streetcars.
The Winter-Is-Coming wall of condos along the Gardiner; it stretches over the horizon, further west than I wanted to go. I suspect that they’re not terrible places to live.
Should I be astonished that this little goober can get anything at ISO 2667, or disappointed at the coarse-grained grunge?
And this; good geometry, but the capture is marginal at best.
If we abandon cameras for networked-lenses, as Craig Mod suggests, what are we giving up? This year, maybe too much. Next year, who knows?
Also, I confess that these have been quite significantly touched up in Lightroom; quite likely, the files out of the Fuji X-E1 would have been a whole lot prettier without any work.
Also, while Toronto’s scale and and human intensity charmed me, I visited two Upper Canada drinking establishments that claimed to specialize in fine beers; I’d like to express, on behalf of the West Coast, my disappointment verging on disdain. I must go back and try harder to find the good Eastern-timezone beers that I suppose someone must be making.