ExSlim, Exif and Roppongi Hills

Even if you live in a cave for past 5 years, by now you know that Roppongi Hills Eighth Wonder of the World has been opened.
I took these photos of the tower from the Nishi-Azabu crossing with my petty Casio ExSlim S2 digital camera. The 52-storey building opened last week with 24 hours Virgin Cinemas, large museum space, observatory and thousand of shops and restaurants. It’s amazing how lingering economic slump goes hand in hand with glittering night-life, always full restaurants and Mori’s skyscrapers mushrooming all over the place. There is a feature on Roppongi Hills in one of the latest Metropolis’s.
Roppongi Hills from Nishi AzabuRoppongi Hills from Nishi Azabu
However the Roppongi Hills is just an excuse for this entry. I am trying to figure out why two above images taken by the same digital camera with exactly same settings within one minute interval or so, are so different in color balance.


Here are the Exif settings. Any digital souls out there to explain what’s happening? One suspect is Flash 16 setting. In Exif documentation there is no such value for the flash. But again it seems that values are not completely standartised accross vendors.

Make – CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
Model – EX-S2
Orientation – 1 (top left)
XResolution – 72
YResolution – 72
ResolutionUnit – 2 (inch)
Software – 1.00
YCbCrPositioning – 1 (center of pixel array)
ExifOffset – 276
ExposureTime – 1/8 seconds
FNumber – 3.2000
ExposureProgram – 2 (program normal)
ExifVersion – 220
ComponentsConfiguration – 0 3 2 (CrCb)
CompressedBitsPerPixel – 0.4800 (average)
ExposureBiasValue – 0.0000
MaxApertureValue – F 3.03
MeteringMode – 5 (multi-segment)
LightSource – 0 (auto)
Flash – 16
FocalLength – 7.5000 mm
FlashPixVersion – 010
ColorSpace – 1 (sRGB)
ExifImageWidth – 0
ExifImageHeight – 0
InteroperabilityOffset – 28838
FileSource – 768 (other)

Any idea??

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One Response to ExSlim, Exif and Roppongi Hills

  1. mr. pink says:

    There is talk on the street that after the USD 4bn investment in Roppongi Hills, Mori-san, will lead the campaign to rid Roppongi of the pimps & whores. If these rumours are true, better rush off to Motown for that last drink…

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