My second, in the tour of Radiator Springs at night, is Luigi’s Casa Della Tires. In the Cars movies, this tire store is run by two Italian vehicles. Luigi is a yellow Fiat 500 and his sidekick Guido is a blue Alza/Tutto forklift.
There are a few fabulous neon decorated buildings in Radiator Springs, and here’s the first example. As I mention often, I love the glow of neon, and the still-wet pavement adds that extra touch.
I made these California Adventure at night photos with the Fujifilm X-T10 and the Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4 lens. I had bought the used 18-55 shortly before this trip and had minimal experience. I really didn’t know how its image stabilization would compare with the excellent in-body stabilization of the Olympus.
I shot many of the pictures at 1/13 of a second and got mixed results. I didn’t get close to a 100% hit rate that I would have with the Olympus. Things were not looking good until I discovered a critical switch. Somewhere along the way, the image stabilization switch on the lens was turned off. I was actually getting a decent number of keepers handheld at one over half the focal length (1 stop handheld).
After turning on the switch, I started reliably shooting at 1/6th of a second, as I did in this picture. That was enough to get a clean image at ISO 400.
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