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Saturday, December 29, 2012

San Diego Museum of Art

I picked up a new camera, a Fuji X100, about a week before Christmas. One of my favorite places to test new cameras, especially ones designed for travel (or just "walking around") photography, is Balboa Park and especially the San Diego Museum of Art. Plus, it gave me chance to hit the museum bookstore to find a Christmas present for Heather.

The X100 is one of the most quiet cameras I've ever come across. It really is pretty much truly silent when set up properly.

The Temple Palace Mosque exhibit has some great subjects for testing new cameras.

Even though the lens of the X100 is fairly wide, when it's focused on something close you can get a nice blurry background.

The newest exhibit, Masterworks, looks interesting.

One of the employees of the museum is also an artist who creates, among other things, beautiful hand-painted silk scarves. I bought one for Heather. The X100 handled the mixed lighting in this shot with no problems. I, on the other hand, did not think about taking this picture until after I picked out Heather's scarf, so it's not in the picture. You can see where it was hanging though.

You can see more of Lucy Eron's hand-painted silk scarves at her website, NightSkyArt.

Click here to see a few more images from Balboa Park and the San Diego Museum of Art, all taken with the Fuji X100. There are also a few images from Little Italy in the same gallery.

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