One Saturday evening I was invited to join the fotocommunity group from Kirchheim/Teck at the Wasen. We were to meet at 5:30 and I had told some other people about the meeting and was hoping to see them there, too. But at 5:00 I looked out our door and saw that it was cold and drizzly. That's not a good pre-requisite for a fun photowalk, but I decided to go anyway. However, I put back my Sony A77 and the new Tokina 11-16mm lens I had hoped to try out there and just took along my Sony RX100 pocket camera. Since I had taken pictures at the fair the past couple of years, this would be a good test for that camera, I thought.
By the time I arrived at the fairgrounds at 5:30, the sun had come out and it was warm! This first shot was taken around 5:40!
And the RX100 is fast enough to focus on someone walking right by me. The fact that it doesn't make a sound a that it looks inconspicuous helps when doing street photography.
The colors are bright and cheerful - as opposed to these subjects.
The fact that the camera is small and light makes it possible to shoot from the hip, enabling you to capture honest poses.
I'm still a sucker for the watercolor picture effect of this camera. This photograph was shot through the transparent plastic siding of the crepe tent.
DANG! The camera is able to capture fast-moving cars!
I consider this a very lucky capture: The guy's pose, the flames below and freaking people behind him!
This could be a film still from a science fiction film. The new recruits are landing on the space ship and are going to be instructed by this war-torn captain.
Trying to get a new angle on the bumper cars.
This shot was actually taken the following day when I went there again with my daughter and her friend. The sky was amazing.