Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

It's our first Holiday Season in Chicago, so, the wife and I decided to partake with as much as we can. Here are some of the pics I took during the Lights Festival at the Magnificent Mile.


I must say that, despite the high ISO, the point-and-shoot camera performed extremely well.

And we love fireworks! So, while watching fireworks in-between buildings, a first for us, I decided to document the event.
First, I took some stills. Imagine hand-holding your camera to make fireworks photos (with the number of people cramped into where we were, a tripod wouldn't have been possible; also, I really do not bring my tripod as much anymore). The shots I have here may not be as tack sharp as the ones I took in our last 4th of July in Princeton, NJ (link), but they are still fairly useable.

Then, I shot some videos. I love it! Image Stabilization of the camera aside, I think I have fairly stable hands. :) Someone just knocked my bag (around the 36s mark) but otherwise, the vid was fairly steady... Here's the video of the fireworks:

As you can see from the video, the noise suppression of the camera is great! And it helps that I can change zoom even while filming not to mention that the camera autofocuses when the perspective is changed.

The SX230 is really a great point-and-shoot. If only it shoots RAW...

Shots made with a Canon Powershot SX230 HS. My review of this camera can be found here.


  1. Wow, you changed your site to use the Dynamic views already, nice!!!

  2. Figured I'd give the site a reboot. And google made it real easy. :)



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