That's a famous phrase from a former CE employee - uttered when the deal had been done and the customer was going out of the shop with the precious new camera held gingerly in both hands. It was an injunction to go have fun - to explore - to shoot a thousand shots and discover what the equipment was capable of.
Occasionally you would discover that the equipment could go mad by itself.
Case in point is the adventure at the Hyde Park Community fair on Labour Day. I attended and had a good time. I scored an old-fashioned* lemonade from the Girl Guides, avoided the attention of the worst of the political pressure groups, and photographed the veteran and vintage cars.
Hyde Park is a full-sun and dappled shade venue and you need a fill flash and your tongue stuck in the corner of your mouth sometimes to get acceptable exposure. In some cases you get science and in some you get art. In the case of the FIAT sports car I seem to have gotten a little of both, mixed with madness.
The car is a simple red colour - well it would be, being an Italian sports car. I mean, let's be realistic about these hings. And an Italian motoring enthusiast restored it and displayed it. Red.
There it is front and back, and the rather simple interior as well. Sweet little thing. Good lines and a tiny little motor. I always try to give my car blog readers a look at the engine bay as well as the outside.
But look at what the Fujifilm X-T10
does when there is massive overexposure of red. The camera was operating on Programmed mode at the time and there was a spritz of .5 flash from the EF42
...but look at what has become of the external red paint colour. Yellow!
My theory is the sensor just spat the dummy with the over exposure. I am not sure if it would do the same with any other colour, but that will be the subject of a separate series of experiments. I'd call it funky but I'm afraid of inadvertent typographical errors...
* I was a bit disappointed that they used the phrase "Old-Fashioned" as it suggested something with whisky. It turned out to be lemonade...
To check out the Fujifilm X-T10
, flash and lenses feel free to come in store and have a play. Or order several on line. They come in silver and black.