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By paulbroad  
Aimed properly this time as subject is grand daughter. No need for secrecy! Waiting for her pennies to attack the machine.

Low lighting and flash would ruin things so high ISO. The little Fuji X cameras seem to perform really well at higher ISO.


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TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
12 May 2016 12:05PM
So you haven't applied any noise reduction to this in post processing, Paul? That's the actual ISO in evidence? If so, wow - I'm amazed at the quality at 6400!
Love the wistful, expectant look on her face and the angle you've taken this from.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
12 May 2016 2:17PM
Hi Paul.
I cropped from the right as I am finding the reflection of light on the white floor tiles distracting, from the right side at least.
One could crop from the top too and exclude the bottom edge of another amusement machine on the top right corner. Does it offer anything in the whole frame? Some may suggest it keeps the child on a position complying with the rule of thirds. Well, I think this is the weakest part of the picture, that it complies with something that has no use at this specific occasion and moment.
Suppose you wanted to shoot her puzzlement on how this machine works through her facial expression and her eyes. The current shooting angle presents the eye as nearly closed, covered by the eyelid. Facial expression is minimal and it could be depicted as boredom, especially as the chin is resting on the machine. I see no excitement and no joy in it. I would be tempted to take this from about her eye-level, as you did about 85 degrees on her left so your reflection is not there, but why not on the other hand, you and her in the same frame could be a picture to treasure in her life later. You could also have talked to her and got a response, a reflex, a reaction in your fame.
This is only my view as you know and it does not invalidates your way of shooting her. By the way, I can see some resemblance there, she is a child of your daughter, rather than your son?

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
12 May 2016 3:31PM
Very nice timing. This is a jpeg, so noise reduction has already been applied by the camera, and quite a nice job its done too. Theres are smeared areas that lack detail, the fur on the hood, her face, but the overall result looks good.

salopian 9 3 28 United Kingdom
12 May 2016 6:00PM
She seems completely oblivious to the camera which you would expect when grandfather is the photographer! I like her expression but I particularly like the reflection of her face on the counter top - that makes the shot for me.
My Fuji X20 is a useful bit of kit but I have never tried it at iso6400 - I'll have to try it out ! The XM-1 has worked wonders.

paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
12 May 2016 8:19PM
The high ISO resultsare very good. Better than my EOS 7D. No after treatment at all on this one and it is the cheaper XM1. The Xe1 is just as good, but then the f1.4 35mm is a cracking lens and performs well wide open.

I find myself using the Fuji cameras for most general work. Not good at action and not quite as good at macro, but quality is really goodand I will happily use 3200 or 6400 in low light. I have had numbers of images accepted to libraries at these speeds.I would, of course, not use such highISO unless absolutely necessary.

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
12 May 2016 8:44PM
Impressive for such high speed.
I agree with Willie that there are smoothened areas but these seem to be in areas of single tone, as the detail that's there in the objects is very good.
A nice reflection too which you wouldn't have got (as good) had you been lower down.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
12 May 2016 10:18PM
This just works: i wish I could vote for it.

So maybe we're all wishing...

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