Hollywood Holidays … and a Camera Test!
It’s been a little too long since I last purchased a camera, so when looking at new ones in today’s market, there are a lot of new capabilities available since my last purchase. Having settled on a Nikon D-810, I decided to take it out for a little test drive on Thanksgiving weekend in Hollywood. One of the features I’ve been really jonesing for is low light capabilities. My last camera was the last one made before today’s modern low-light cameras. So the focus of this photo shoot is to push the limits and see what I can achieve just with available light.
It was Saturday, the day before the Hollywood Christmas Parade, so preparations were underway in earnest. As I exited Hollywood & Highland, the main stage for the following night’s festivities was commanding the view.
The color wheel is based upon three primary colors; red, green, and blue. So are camera sensors and digital displays. What better test of color accuracy than a rainbow of balloons with a nice blue shirt in the background to complete the spectrum?
You can’t do a photo shoot on Hollywood Blvd. and leave out one of the most popular tourist trinkets!
Nice to see the dinosaur at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not ready for Thanksgiving. Pure Americana!
There are an interesting array of shops along Hollywood Blvd., including this vintage record store.
As twilight descends upon Babylon Court at Hollywood & Highland, lights from the shops and vendor carts create warm little pools of light.
There is a Holiday store all decked out with great Hollywood-themed decorations. Love the shallow depth of field from the Nikon’s full frame sensor!
The Christmas tree in Babylon Court is massive!
And, of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without a visit to good old St. Nick. They even have a live one in the courtyard, unlike this one in the Santa Store window!
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