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Image Stabilization

Since we're back in Atlanta for the weekend (for Donica's mom's birthday!), I want to take a break from Amsterdam pics and show you a few more from our week in NYC back in April.

The one bridge we crossed over many times in NYC was the Manhattan Bridge, going back and forth to Brooklyn.  I mentioned before that we never crossed the Brooklyn Bridge because the tour buses weigh too much.  (In this pic you can see how close they are together.)

As I thought about this pic, I realized it's really more of a sell-job on the Image Stabilization that cameras are now offering.  My little Canon PowerShot S3 IS almost always comes through when I think I don't have a prayer's chance.

I was on the top of a double-decker tour bus in the early evening of our night tour, bumping and bouncing around with the best of them.  I pointed the camera up as we were driving over the bridge.  It still amazes me that this actually turned out.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Image Stabilization

Since we're back in Atlanta for the weekend (for Donica's mom's birthday!), I want to take a break from Amsterdam pics and show you a few more from our week in NYC back in April.

The one bridge we crossed over many times in NYC was the Manhattan Bridge, going back and forth to Brooklyn.  I mentioned before that we never crossed the Brooklyn Bridge because the tour buses weigh too much.  (In this pic you can see how close they are together.)

As I thought about this pic, I realized it's really more of a sell-job on the Image Stabilization that cameras are now offering.  My little Canon PowerShot S3 IS almost always comes through when I think I don't have a prayer's chance.

I was on the top of a double-decker tour bus in the early evening of our night tour, bumping and bouncing around with the best of them.  I pointed the camera up as we were driving over the bridge.  It still amazes me that this actually turned out.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (19)

Lovely capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bridge. smile
Wonderful shot of the bridge, Ginnie! I love bridges too, and your photos are outstanding!
Ginnie Hart: Your words are always so kind, Kay. Bridges are so symbollic, and as I told Moi, we need to build more of them to each other in this world!
le cadrage choisi est audacieux et particulièrement réussi
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, O-P.
Will I ever come to New-York? I don't know... This is a nice picture anyway smile .
Ginnie Hart: Maybe some day you WILL make it to New York, Tim. I was 61 when I went, so maybe there's still time for you? grin
  • Monika
  • Londres
  • 2 Jun 2007, 10:05
Great image Ginnie, sometimes the best results come when you do not expect it, isn't it? smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Monika. It doesn't cost anything to take the pic (now that we're going digital!), so it makes sense to try and see what happens. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Jun 2007, 12:15
Amazing perspective...I was thinking on how you get that angle and then I read your explanation... Fantastic shot!
Ginnie Hart: I actually felt like I could reach up and touch the top of the bridge, that's how close it seemed in the zoom-up! Thanks, Lina, for stopping by again.
Yes, the camera should take some credit - none of mine would give me clarity in the circumstance you describe but YOU took this shot and YOU have achieved a striking image that has shape, form and tone all of which work beautifully together. Well done YOU!
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, PP. Your nice, flattering words will get you everywhere. smile
Oh, that's a lovely shot! I tried to take one last December of the Ambassador Bridge at the Detroit-Windsor border crossing, so I know how difficult it is. And shake-reduction rocks! (Or not, should I say?)
Ginnie Hart: HA! So you know, Karen. Thanks.
You made good use of the place you were in: nice point of view!
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Wim. Thanks.
Really amazing - i dream about a stabilized lens for my canon but it's so expansive !!
Ginnie Hart: This one was already built into the camera, Zeb, which I think the newer cameras are now doing. I would never buy another camera without it!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 2 Jun 2007, 22:36
I love seeing this again (I think it was on In Soul?), because I think this is really an outstanding bridge shot. A very interesting perspective, and yes, great clarity!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, I had it on my other blog awhile back. Thanks for your "vote of confidence." smile
belle construction ... de l'image
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Lasiate.
Sweetheart I'm almost sold on those cameras. Canon has given me the G7 to play with and I have to say I love it, the weight is a little much but the quality is excellent. Did you get a chance to go over the GW ( George Washington Bridge ). Now that's a bridge, how did you get take a shot from that angle ?

Jg
Ginnie Hart: It's a nice cameras to use just before getting a DSLR, Johnny. Thanks.

No, we didn't cross over any other bridge than the Manhattan. We'll have to do that the next time!
  • Ted
  • 3 Jun 2007, 03:01
Nicely done, Ginnie. I tried to take a similar shot not too long ago in Minneapolis, but all of mine turned out blurry.
Ginnie Hart: I rest my case, Ted. grin
  • Ellie
  • 3 Jun 2007, 18:14
That's an angle not many people will have seen, because you were high up on top of a bus instead of either walking or in a car.

You're right about IS, but I have to say I've been surprised with my own camera which doesn't have it. It's much more forgiving than I'd expected.

Is there a railway in the middle of the bridge? It looks as if there's a 'middle lane' or something
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling that new camera technology is having to be competitive on this camera-shake thing, Ellie. Glad to hear there's more than one way to skin the cat!

To tell you the truth, I don't know about if there's a middle rail on this bridge. I do know that the Brooklyn Bridge has pedestrian and bike lanes on one entire level. So it wouldn't surprise me if this one has something similar.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jun 2007, 09:23
Shouldn't view this one on a friday night late, I could get confused with the ability of my eyesight. I do agree that these 'little' jobbies tends to do an amazing job.
Ginnie Hart: HA! We do have to pay attention to our eyes, Louis, for sure, at our age! grin
  • Julischka
  • the black hole where time disappears
  • 4 Jun 2007, 16:45
Very well done! Wouldn't have thought that this was a spontanous shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia. These new cameras are really hi-tech! smile
Te quería preguntar como pudiste hacer esta foto con ese ángulo... pero leyendo tu expliación, ahora lo tengo claro... bravo, Ginnie!

It wanted to ask to you since you could do this photo with that angle... but reading your expliación, now I know it clearly... brave, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. These cameras really are amazing in their technology. Thanks, Jose. smile
I have several shots of this bride also but I love what you have done here. Great work!

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