A couple of nights ago my home town of Gig Harbor, Washington held the annual Christmas boat parade. Lots of people decorate their yachts in Christmas lights, then motor through Gig Harbor in a long parade. It is great fun to come out and see all your old friends while enjoying the sights and sounds of the season.
For these photographs, I took along my Nikon D700 and shot the images between ISO 640 to 2500. Although I brought along a tripod, I actually didn’t use it for most of the photographs because I was able to keep my shutter speed fairly high. Also, the city dock was shoulder to shoulder with people, so there really wasn’t enough space to set up the tripod without tripping someone.
Shooting with Nikon’s large sensors and big pixels means I’m able to take photographs I never dreamed of before. I continue to be amazed at the quality of the images at ISO 2500.
Keep pushing those cameras folks! They can take it.