Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!

The 191st annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal, Quebec.  Everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s day!

These photos were taken with the X10.  I just did not want to walk around with a camera bag today.  Therefore, i took the X10, 2 spare batteries, lens hood and an extra memory card.  A very light kit indeed.

As much as i like the results, i do believe that i have been spoiled very much by shooting with my XP1 exclusively for a while now.  Today was the first day that i shot only with my X10.

The reason why i said that i have been spoiled with the XP1, is because upon closer inspection, i have noticed that the photos are somewhat grainy.  The grain may be apparent because i did crop them somewhat, but even the originals are somewhat grainy.  Honestly, i have caught myself pixel peeping.  I also think that i have been spoiled by the APS-C, 16mp, X-Trans sensor of the the XP1.

Because of the fact that the sun was just rising over the buildings, i did experience some lens flare on some of the photos.

I must admit that i was somewhat quick in taking these photos, which is an issue for me at times.  I really have to learn to slow down, look at the scene, think of my cameras settings, compose, shoot.  Some days i just don’t have some of the ingredients in that recipe.

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