The Empty Streets of Culture
Plenty of Culture, no People 8 am.
Aarhus is the European Capital of Culture in 2017. Hence, a lot of art and art installations are popping up in the streets. Tuesday morning 8 am. in the Easter week is not a buzzy morning in Aarhus. On every normal working day, the streets would black of cars, busses and people walking or biking. But apparently, most people have taken the day off.
The sun was slowly rising above the city, so I grabbed my X100F and went for some pictures in the area of the city hall and Aros.
I shoot raw, but like to generate jpegs also. That’s an easy way for me to check if everything is ok; I am able to zoom into more details on the jpegs in camera than on raw-files.
The settings were Acros+R, shadow +2 and highlight +1.
The rainbow in 50 shades of grey
I shot with auto ISO, but the minimum shutter speed setting at 1/60s is way to low for walking people. So next time I will go for 1/125th to test (or higher).
The lens and sensor produces same matrix-artifacts in the lens flare as the X-T2, when the lens is pointed directly towards the sun. Tilting the camera a few degrees removes the artifacts – but may destroy your composition. In the screen dump below I have zoomed in on a ‘red spot’-area. The matrix is very pronounced: