5th Avenue is one of the main street running from north to south in New York City.
Near Central Park is one of the most expensive area all over the world.
If you come from other part of the United States, there is a totally different world here.
People, people and people…..especially for me, it was too busy after visiting Chicago.
When I first visited NYC in 80s, I noticed people are walking much faster than Chicago and less friendly. Every single person tried to rip me off….and that was how I hated NYC.
They cleaned up the city during 90s and now, it is much safer and people seems to be more friendly especially after the 911.
Yellow cabs, Empire State Building….it is the typical view of 5th Avenue.
CONTAX Tvs Digital
This photo was taken in summer 2010 at Granville Street, Vancouver.
In that summer, this main street was closed down and whole street was padestrien area.
The day is long in summer and the clock was showing 9:29PM.
Twilight time is one of the most exciting time for photography.
Believe it or not, this is taken by CONTAX Tvs Digital….which is 10 year old point & shoot.
Usually I don’ t take photos at night after twilight time. Before the sky get dark…..it is the most beautiful time and when the sky is black, I particularly don’t think it is beautiful.
That was how I did not have problem with 10 year old point & shoot camera.
Today, all the digital cameras are talking about high ISO speed and say ISO12,800 or what ever…..maybe it will take photos we could not take old days.
But I want people to know, still most beautiful night view is “Twilight time”.
CONTAX Tvs Digital.
Summer is nearly ending…..and we have more cloud in the sky.
Thanks for the clouds….we had an amazing evening sky yesterday.
But…..only beautiful sky does not create the best photography.
So….all you need is….of course, Adobe Photoshop!
This is the original Photo….well….I wanted to delete the man in the middle!!
So, what I did was….set another photo of sun which was taken today on top of the guy, then used layer mask to mach up to the original photo.
At first, I tried to use Patch tool or Healing brush…but it did not work that well.
After that, I merged another photo of a ship which was taken a bit earlier.
Then, Adjust level by Adjustment layer.
That is how, the beautiful evening…but boring photo became amazingly nice!
Also my CONTAX Tvs Digital which was designed 10 years ago created extremely beautiful color. That is the color of Carl Zeiss!
Wreck Beach is located far west of Vancouver city.
This means it is the place we have the longest day in Vancouver.
Today, Sunset was about 8PM…..well…..the day is getting shorter……
As the summer ends, we have more clouds and that was how we had a amazing evening sky after the sunset.
with zoom up…….
Sunset is a secuet time for this place. People dance, drams and scream around……
This is taken different day.
Now, an exciting summer day is over…..and time to close the beach…….
CONTAX Tvs Digital
- Venice beach by CONTAX Tvs Digital
- Venice beach by CONTAX Tvs2
There is another Digital vs Film.
Believe it or not, those were taken at the same time. What’s the difference…….
Maybe, the first “Digital image” looks clearer and sharper. So, as a document, the digital one looks better.
At the same time, film image (bottom) really look like evening compare to the digital one. The film was Ektachrome 100.
Seems like CONTAX Tvs2 exaggerate the color especially in evening. This is what we call “Carl Zeiss lens are good liar…..”
Tell the truth, the color of Tvs digital looks closer to the real color I saw at that time.
But, at the same time, the color of Tvs2 looks more likely to be “evening”.
It is very hard to say which is better….but I prefer to be CONTAX Tvs2 image.
By the way, CONTAX used to sell A2 filter to reduce the color shifting in evening. Although I have it….but I don’t use it because I think it will kill the character of the lens.
By the way, the film image does not look very sharp because of the quality of film scanner I am using.
Coal Harbour is west end of the Burrard inlet and also gateway to Stanley Park.
This area was developed last 15 years……and I just don’t remember how it used to be….
High rise condos are behind and yacht harbour along the coast line.
In a warm spring afternoon, It was a perfect lighting for Carl Zeiss Lens with Ektachrome.
CONTAX Tvs2…..It was an expensive camera……Believe it or not, this point &shoot was costing $1500!!
I stopped using firm cameras in the end of 2005.
The reason was…..I quite liked my first digital camera “CONTAX Tvs Digital“. But, at the same time, because I liked the color of “Cirl Zeiss lens”, I always wanted some kind of CONTAX film camera as well.
That was how I bought Tvs2 couple years ago.
What kind of color is it……? It is just amazing…….maybe some people won’t like it……
Even with same film, I never had that kind of color with 20 year history with Canon.
Today, if you talk about “Quality of image”, digital is already better than 35mm film. But this is something I can’t replace to anything.
Even digital with boostingsaturation and contrast won’t make something like this.
With with that kind of high contrast, not loosing detail and does not look flat…..