There was a time not too long ago when the Canon Powershot G11 was all I needed on days when I didn’t feel like lugging the 5D Mark II along. Last evening was one of those days when I accompanied my daughter Jewel to the Anthony Abell College sports field for her track training. Just a few days ago, I field tested the Samsung Galaxy S III at the retired Seria sports arena while Jewel field tested her spiked shoes for the first time. The S III’s burst mode accurately locked focus the entire time I was able to keep the camera focused on her – very impressive. But that’s not nearly as impressive as what happened at the track yesterday – during a hurdle practice back-lit against the setting sun at 5.05 pm. The S III’s 20 frames burst mode kept up with the action consistently evident in the picture below. The G11 while good just wouldn’t have the speed to pull this off. In short, the S III is a great compact camera that also lets you make phone calls and share your photos online!
The original image out of the phone provided an excellent base to edit from. This image has been treated with a small dose of noise reduction along with increased contrast and saturation. PHOTO: Samsung Galaxy S III
Finally we did it! After years of missing this attempt at noon on Duanwu Festival aka Dragon Boat aka Dumpling Festival this is the first time we actually remembered and got not one but all three raw eggs to stand. As usual I had the G11 handy to capture this unscientific phenomenon whose legend has survived generations. If you’re skeptical and try to see if props had been used to make the eggs stand, don’t bother — these photos are as raw as the eggs themselves. We left the eggs to stand at the open patio to fetch the kids from school, the entire time uncertain if the breeze would push them over. When we returned, Jamie and Jewel were surprised to see all three still standing.