When I worked at the old store where I was the printing machine for many years, about this time every year I would print sooooo many photos of an event I had never been too but knew all about though the images I printed. I told myself I would never go and do the same. Well, one of my ex work colleagues suggested we go along with Mr "Cameraman" Koopmans. Firstly I was shocked by the hordes and I mean HORDES of tourists in Buses that were visiting this festival. Canadians were clearly in the minority at this event, as were REAL CAMERA'S. Wow, hardly anyone of the tourists had any real cameras. It's very disappointing. Cell phone and tablets, yes tablets, are very convenient, but they do not create what an actually camera can create. NO. Not ever. I'll admit I have been using my phone for things, but it's fun. I use my real camera's to create GREAT images.
The camera manufacturers need to address this confusion that Cell Phones can replace the handy point and shoot camera. Nikon attempted the Coolpix S800C, which is really an Android Cell Phone in a Camera. Perfect right? Combine the fun of a smart phone in the amazing ability of a Camera. Nice! Too bad Android only let them have an older version of that software which made the camera operate a little slower.
Anyways, Patience is the name of the game here if you want to snap a pic with the hordes of people in your shot, that and the Nikon 1 V1 with the 70-200 lens, for the ultimate in "isolation". Here are some of my images mildly edited images shot with the "sprightly" Nikon 1 V1. Check out some more images from a different perspective