Robert Catto

Canadian photographer in Sydney Australia, specialising in arts, events and locations.

permalink Ha - bet you thought my obsession with the Roxy Cinema had ended when it opened, didn’t you! 
Well, I’m always happy to take advantage of good light - and happened to be nearby when the sun broke through the clouds this morning.  I’ve been meaning to find an opportunity to shoot it with wet roads, but had been planning to do it in the evening when the sign was lit up - this will have to do in the mean time, though…
And one note for my X100 followers, too - Patrick La Roque uncovered a while back that the other thing affecting Auto ISO selection is Auto Dynamic Range, which means that the camera will bump the ISO up if higher DR (200 or 400%) is needed.  In this case, that meant I was at 800ISO in broad daylight again, because it concluded that the difference between the sky and the cars was too great to capture without expanding the DR to 400.  Personally, I wasn’t really concerned about capturing detail the cars; so, I’m turning that off from here on. 
Besides, I’m shooting RAW (rather than RAW+jpg) now that Photoshop can convert them - so expanded dynamic range shouldn’t matter with RAW files…right?

Ha - bet you thought my obsession with the Roxy Cinema had ended when it opened, didn’t you! 

Well, I’m always happy to take advantage of good light - and happened to be nearby when the sun broke through the clouds this morning.  I’ve been meaning to find an opportunity to shoot it with wet roads, but had been planning to do it in the evening when the sign was lit up - this will have to do in the mean time, though…

And one note for my X100 followers, too - Patrick La Roque uncovered a while back that the other thing affecting Auto ISO selection is Auto Dynamic Range, which means that the camera will bump the ISO up if higher DR (200 or 400%) is needed.  In this case, that meant I was at 800ISO in broad daylight again, because it concluded that the difference between the sky and the cars was too great to capture without expanding the DR to 400.  Personally, I wasn’t really concerned about capturing detail the cars; so, I’m turning that off from here on. 

Besides, I’m shooting RAW (rather than RAW+jpg) now that Photoshop can convert them - so expanded dynamic range shouldn’t matter with RAW files…right?

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