A friend, Ton, was in Pattaya to celebrate his birthday, and as a gift I took him to Nong Nooch to see the Garden and Culture Show. We arrived about 10AM but Iâ€™d forgot about it being a Saturday and the place was well packed. â€“ buses of tourist already there. We went and got some drinks and at 10:30 went to the 10:45 Culture show, by that time the bleachers were filled and only a place high and in the back was available. Oh well â€“ next time down front. Iâ€™m very glad I always carry the 200 mm lens on the camera â€“ regular cameraâ€™s would take such tiny photos you would have difficulty seeing what was going on. I did have to shoot about ISO 5000+ so there is a lot of grain in the shots but I think you can still see with decent clarity what the show was like â€“ great show.
After this culture segment we then had to go to the elephant circus area â€“ but being the last to leave the stage area we were also the last to get seating at the elephant show â€“ way in the back again â€“ not any decent views for photos, so I didnâ€™t take any â€“ oh well – next time. Now I know how to get around now. Enjoy the show!
2 thoughts on “Nong Nooch Garden’s Culture Show”
Enjoyable pictures, as always! I’ve been thinking of replacing the old camera and will take a look at the D7, thank you. Low light or night photography is a favored challenge of mine (not much of a flash fan) and I like the show shots!
Thanks – the D7 is a great camera – especially low light – same sensor as it’s big brother the Mark 1 but not full frame – that I don’t care while it has a attractive price. All my night and show stuff is shot – no flash, 3200 to 6400 ISO and then use Lightroom/Photoshop to remove unacceptable noise – you’ll love it. Just read a great tutorial NY outdoor people/event photographer Jay Maisel and he always shoots bracketed 1600 ISO (using a Mark1) and is praised for his candid shots- poster size. by
Brilliant photos with such clarity! The cultural show has so many dances, they really out did themselves. I love the brightly coloured costume.
Thanks Victor The Canon D7 with the 17-200 IS zoom is a great combination, relativity low noise at almost 3200 ISO – these photos were shot at 5000 and I used Lightroom to reduce the noise – As you can see for taking handheld shots in low light without a flash – it’s great. We were in the very back of the theater, and no flash would have worked there plus all my images of shows are done without flash – I hate it when someone is in the audience and their flash keeps going off – normally they are too far away anyhow, but next time I will make sure to get closer- Thanks again for the comment.
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