My wife Phyllis and I went into "The City" this past Sunday for brunch and a walk around SOHO. I took a new camera with me. Its a point and shoot. Canon G7. Its much smaller than the usual SLR I wander about with but it has a resolution that rivals its larger brothers. The only problems are that the camera only shoots JPGs. I prefer raw format which provides greater exposure lattitude and slightly sharper photos. The biggest issue is the "blown " highlights. But onto the walk.
It was a beautiful day, about 85 degrees. While waiting to have bruch we passed this street sign, you dont see this often.
Everywhere we went people were eating out of doors.
As you know there is grafiti everywhere. I was impressed by this individuals self assurance:
This one looks like "Meat soup rules" is there another interpretation?
The area is made up of old warehouses, now turned into gallaries and lofts. Many of the facades on the side streets looklike this:
On the way back to the car Phyllis stopped on Canal street where the vendors' shops are almost third worldly. small storefront filled to the brim with merchandice, much of it knockoffs of brand names.
From here we headed home. It was a lovely day. Te camera did its job, now I have to learn to do mine. I have to learn to control the exposure so I don't constantly blow out the highlights. But it certaily was easy to carry and relatively sharp. We'll go back again and I'll try to get shots that are not on every tourists camera.