Nighttime Friday

Tonight we wrap up Photo Week with Nighttime. Hubby needed to run to the store late tonight so we walked through the park on the way home. We had fun playing with the nighttime setting on the camera. It actually does a really good job of focusing on the nearest object and applying the flash appropriately.

BUT, we had more fun holding the flash down (off) in nighttime mode. This led to a very long shutter speed. We used various sturdy posts and benches to hold the camera steady during the long shutter speeds. With the shutter being open for so long, it captures all the light even if that light it moving. Causes some cool effects. Oh and, I have to give credit where credit is due. Hubby actually took all three of these pictures. I was there to coach him the whole time though 🙂

This is a shot I really wanted to catch. It’s a bit overexposed on the bottom. I think that was because there was an oncoming car that turned the corner towards the end of the shutter being open (it was literally open about 8 seconds). It’s really cold out tonight so we didn’t want to wait for another single car to come by to retake the shot.

This is the park near our house. You may recognize it from previous pictures. Again, we’re holding down the flash on this picture.

Same park again. Recognize that checkers table? Again, no flash for this picture. I love how the lights look in the picture. Click on it to see a bigger version of the pic.

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4 Responses to “Landscape Monday”

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    CB — September 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I love that first picture with the park bench in the background and the tree branch upclose. Awesome. I think I need your camera.

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    Jen — September 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I do love it. Like I said I’m sure you’ll be really happy with whatever you decide.

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    Steph — September 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    The swingset is great, that blue really pops. And that handrail looks like a skateboarders dream, awesome perspective on that shot!

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    the country life — September 17, 2008 at 2:15 am

    I really like the swingset. I’m with Steph, that blue really pops. But my favorite is the passageway. It is such an interesting picture. Nice job.

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