Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The fastest food service in the west

The scene was captured at Nolas, a New Orleans style restaurant located on Third Street at the Los Angeles Art District.  The people just barely ordered their food, and the guitarist was about to change from the G-chord to the C-chord, when out comes their waiter Speedy Gonzales with their orders.

Nota bene on how the picture was taken:

Firstly, and most importantly, Nolas's food meets or exceeds the ultra high standard for discerning palates developed through years of source testing - i.e. source testing the food (heh).

I don't know the owner but I really like the place.  They have jazz music noon time and in the evenings.  It's practically on Little Tokyo so it's quite easy to find.  I think there's a brewery close by but I can't remember what it's called.  Give me a couple of beers and for sure I'll remember.

In capturing Speedy, no tripod was used.  I set the camera at f16 and lock it on aperture priority.  The camera automatically selected 2.5 sec at iso 200.  I set the timer mode for a 2 sec delay and the shooting mode on continuous.  Then I placed the camera on the edge of the table.  Press the release button and the camera started shooting continuously frame after frame.  It's easier to show it than write about it.

At this slow shutter speed, the movement of the waiter was captured blurry.  At first the waiter was not in the frame so when he came over, I thought that shot was botched because I was trying to take a picture of the group.  But I ended up liking this amongst the rest.

Hope you enjoy.  Cheers.