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Superman's Afterburner?

A lesson I learned with this photo: always check before a shooting session that camera settings have been restored to defaults you use. I came home with this photo and realized I've been shooting JPEG whole day. I did some testing earlier and forgot to restore my RAW setting. Live and learn. The quality difference between JPEG and RAW is notiecable after you've got used to RAW (and it's freedom in adjusting settings later), but JPEG is still quite good and with this photo it was sufficient (no white balance or contrast adjustments needed). This was shot when some fog rose in Helsinki harbour, and I came to this spot where a taxi was parking with the headlights on behind the phone booth. I thanked the maker and took this shot. Actually, you could build a shot like this yourself if you have some fog and a car, but I didn't have my car there at the moment so I could not try any variations of a theme as the taxi left soon after this photo was taken.


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Wonderful picture, a decisive moment captured absolutely perfectly.


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Anonymous
07/15/11


The color and mood in this shot is something I would love to be able to capture in my own photography. The ground fog and deep blue atmosphere combined with the lights from the automobile give this image an "other worldly" quality. I'm sure you have no idea how many Canon cameras this shot has sold. Whenever a friend would ask me if the Canon G1 was really capable of taking good quality images, I would refer them to this image. Pekka should demand a sales commission from Canon. Good work!


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Bob Reed , United States
12/14/03


After I've seen this and the the other great night shoots, I've bought a G1 (some years ago)and was very dissapointed about the pictures quality. I've never reached the quality of Pekkas G1 pictures with mine. Wat this galery show you is: not the camera makes the quality of a picture, it's the person behind the camera!


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Helmut Schiebler , Germany
12/02/03



hide photo detail info photographer: Pekka Saarinen | shooting date: 03/12/01 | country: Finland | location: Helsinki | in gallery: Seven months with Canon G1 | categories: Architecture, Artsy Stuff, All | shutter speed: 1.3s | aperture: f/5 | ISO: 50 | lens: Canon G1 inbuilt lens @ 21mm (102mm in 35mm film SLR) | camera: Canon G1
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