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Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 15 July 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Until this past Monday night, I had not yet done any long-exposure photography in a familiar environment with the (new-to-me) Sony RX1 I recently adopted for my travel and day-to-day photography. I also haven't made any serious attempt at taking photos since I injured my right eye approx. eight weeks ago, so this was very much a tentative, throw-two-stones-at-one-bird type of outing intended to help me get a handle on where things stand rather than to create any great art.

On the whole, then, I was generally pleased on both accounts. Although its files are a bit noisier than I would prefer, the RX1 acquitted itself well, and although my right eye is not yet back to normal functioning, it didn't hamper my ability to focus and compose photos (or walk around in the dark between photos) as much as I had feared. This photo was exposed at ISO100/F8/1'45" and based upon my results, I think the RX1's image quality will be adequate for exposures of up to two minutes, which should cover me for 98+ percent of the scenes I photograph at night. I find this quite encouraging, especially as I'm of a mind to simplify my life and make do with fewer cameras and lenses than I've had at my disposal in the past.