Sometimes A Sign Says It All

While walking around the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi bringing to the end of another exciting safari month, I came across this sign located just outside of the stairs leading down the wine cellar.  Of course being a wine guy, I had to have a look.  What I found was a wonderful old world cellar stocked with mostly European and limited South African wines; seems that they have yet to discover the new world.   Anyway, I could not pass up grabbing a photo of the sign – a sign that says it all.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm, ISO 6400, 1/25 sec at f/5.0 (hand held)

This image was taken here.  Yes, I shot this at ISO 6400 and hand held it at 1/25 sec and without any noise treatment or color correction – straight out of the box, as they say.  I have been shooting with the D3S as my primary body (D3 is my  backup) for more than two years now and I continue to be amazed at the low noise and its ability to capture fine details in low light.  This camera really causes me to push the limits when it comes to shooting in low light conditions.  Controlled breathing, strong abs, and solid camera holding positions are the keys to getting images like this.  Remember, I am shooting upward at a sign that is over my head and therefore you will see just a bit of angular distortion.  I love the colors of the warm light and the details in the post.  A slight angular tilt of the camera added some emphasis to the lines.

Cheers and happy photo’ing