You read that right. I must have shot anywhere near 500 pictures on a 3 day week-end in Venice, Italy. Nearing 150 edited shots, and a bunch more to go.
Sure, it’s being said by many folks, of many different places. Paris, New York, Barcelona, etc. The Belgian city of Bruges is even called the Northern Venice…
I had taken two cameras for that trip. The Fuji X10 was my n°1, do it all, walk-around solution. The 28-112mm equivalent bright, high quality zoom lens makes it insanely convenience and purposeful. Said lens has a maximum aperture of 2.0-2.8 which makes it extremely useful and efficient even in the dimmest light (churches, anyone ?). The NEX 7, equipped with my beloved SEL35/1.8 prime, was my lethal weapon for close-ups, artsy blurred backgrounds, and super low light and night shots.
The NEX is also a formidable stealthy street shooter…
So how on Earth do you manage a picture selection in a place so rich in photo opportunities ? Basically, you don’t. You just shoot everything that looks good, interesting, original, amusing or all of the above, and sort the pics out later. When you have the luxury of staying at a fancy place, you want to keep memories of that, for starters.
Then you are blown by all the typical, beautiful and grandiose views of the city. Of the canals, big and small. And of the narrow, mysterious streets, always bathed in light and cloaked in shadows at the same time, in a totally unique, Venetian way :
Then you get all the beautiful colors, details and textures :
Bottom line about the cameras : the X10 is a superb all-rounder, leaving little to desire. However, if you shoot the NEX side by side with it, there is real image quality gain with the Sony… I’m considering taking *two* NEX cameras on my next trip 😉