Daily Photo Phix: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

Clock at 30th Street Station, Philadelphia

I guess we all procrastinate at one time or another, and some of us more than most.  The quote in the title of this post is attributed to Napoleon Hill, (American author, 1883-1970), and I’m pretty sure he was talking about our first Photo Contest, the deadline for which is tomorrow, 10/4 at noon.  If you haven’t already, shoot or scour your archives and find a photo that says “Night Falls” to you.  And send it in!  Quickly!!

I took this photo a few weeks ago in the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, with my Panasonic DMC-ZS8 point and shoot.  It was set at ISO 800 and handheld at 1/4 second, f/5.1.  I’m pretty impressed with the clarity and detail coming from it’s tiny sensor, considering the slow shutter speed and high ISO.

I wanted to post it sooner… I guess I just didn’t get around to it.  Winking smile      Posted by Ed

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6 Responses to Daily Photo Phix: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

  1. This is s stunning picture Ed… Really came out great hand held or not! Hey, next time you are in Philly let me know! I live north of the city in Bucks County, but as long as I am not working or out of town I would love to meet up with you! I’m going to give the contest some thought if I can come up with something..sorry I didn’t see this earlier!

  2. Ed Spadoni says:

    Thanks Hilary, and I’d love to. I was in the Newtown Square/Wayne area – beautiful country. Ed

  3. I like the overall tone of the shot and illumination of the shot!

  4. Mark James says:

    Your shot with those settings is impressive. One of the reasons I went with M4/3’s is I believe the sensors are getting better all the time and the 2x crop will be the sweet spot for interchangeable lens cameras. They too might end up being big old clunky things at some point, but I do need something to hold on to… Or do I?

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      You’re probably right Mark, as everyone wants better results from smaller, lighter gear. But you’re also right, at some point, the technology will allow gear to be so small it becomes problematic to handle. Ed

      • Mark James says:

        I’ll be watching the new Nikon 1. I’m not sure when I’ll get my hands on one living where I do but if they can get some nice small lenses and improve the controls it could be a winner. That said, if the GF1 and GH2 are sitting on the table and I grab one it’s almost always the GH2 because it’s easier for me to hold and has a view finder.

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