St. Paul (Latin Catholic Community)

While down around the Atwater Market, we came across St. Paul, a Latin Catholic community church.  We went inside, but there was a mass going on, so we did not stay for to long – we could not understand what they were saying, lol.

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We decided to go back, but there was still something going on inside.  I’m not sure what they were doing, but no one seemed to mind that i was there with a camera.

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I always carry both my cameras: the XP1 and the X10.  One of the main differences between these two cameras mechanically, is the shutter.  The XP1 has a Focal Plane Shutter and the X10 has a Leaf Shutter.

Since there was still some sort of ceremony going on inside, i did not dare take photos with the XP1 (I wish i would have been able to use the XP1, just for the larger APS-C sensor, compared to the 2/3″ sensor of the X10).  If i did, everyone would have turned around after the shutter had opened and closed.  Yes, it is no quieter than a DSLR.

Knowing the situation, i knew what camera i had to pull out & use: the X10.  With the Leaf Shutter of the X10, i took photos in complete silence.  People who saw me were probably wondering what i was doing pointing a camera in different directions, but not taking photos.  Well, at least that is what they would think.  The X10 is sooo silent, i don’t even know that it has taken a photo when i am holding it myself.

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Anyhow, even though i was shooting in complete silence & was not bothering anyone, i did not stick around for to long.  However, i would like to go back again and spend a bit more time to figure out those lights hanging from the ceiling.  I am sure i would have to dial in some negative exposure – and take some test shots – to cut down on the “glow”.

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