Friday, July 23, 2010

Photos At Night...

It takes light to make pictures.

Well, yes and no.

I was out at Shem Creek a few days ago and the sunset was disappointing.

A storm front had pushed through and there was a little thunder and some rain but mainly it was cloudy.

Scratch the sunset-at-Shem-Creek idea.

But a visiting friend picked up his camera about an hour later and said "Time to take some pictures."

He is really good at night photography and we have exactly the same Canon small digital camera.

I was ready for an instant tutorial.

Yikes.

With a "slow" ISO (film speed) of only 80, we took these shots IN THE DARK at f/8.0 for 15 seconds.

We did not have tripods with us but the dock area had plenty of posts and benches and even the pier deck as support for the long exposures.

One group apologized when they realized they had walked past my camera while I was taking a picture.

"No problem," I said. "It's a time shot and as long as you kept moving, you would not appear in the picture."

They didn't.

(Click on the images -twice - for more details of what the Canon S90 can do. Thanks.)

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1 Comments:

At Sun Feb 19, 04:04:00 AM , Anonymous Brittany said...

Such a great article it was which a storm front had pushed through and there was a little thunder and some rain but mainly it was cloudy.In which One group apologized when they realized they had walked past my camera while It was taking a picture. Thanks for sharing this article.

 

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