Ken got me a Canon for Christmas. I love it. I don’t know how to use it but I love it. At night after he falls asleep I read lens reviews and blog posts about exposure. When my eyes are too tired to read anymore I go to sleep very satisfied that given the opportunity, I’ll be able to take a perfect picture of the Mokes by moonlight. But it never work out that way. By the time the shot is in front of me I panic and switch to full auto mode, ending up with lots of blur or sometimes just pitch blackness.
Last night in Chinatown was a great chance to take action photos in low light. Wing Tek had a private dragon dance at his office followed by dinner, then wonderful cacophonous firecrackers and lions. I took 500 pictures. Most of them are crap but what I liked was that under normal circumstances I would have moved farther away from the noise after taking a peek at the action. But with my camera I wanted to get closer and closer.
Lunar new year food is the bomb!