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07-31-2010, 07:05 AM   #16
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sunrise and sunset

I prefer sunrise and sunset for some of the garden shots. I am also learning how to work with off camera flash in a manual mode (strobist).

Below is an example taken last night in our backyard garden. The camera was mounted on a Asahi Pentax Autobellows with a 135mm enlarging lens. The flash was a Promaster FTD 6500M inexpensive manual flash. The shot was taken near dusk at f/16 for 4 seconds. The flash was fired 3 times (once from the lower right, once from the lower left and once from the top). Since this was a longer exposure, I was able to trigger the flash via the flash test button - so no flash synchronization required.

Exposure and flash were manual and the camera's lcd let me know when the photo was good enough (chimp).

The air needs to be still for a photo of this length and that is not always the case even at dusk.




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Well, given the information Marc provided of the circumstances, I would certainly be pleased to have that shot. We shoot for many reasons, and a technical masterpiece is not always one of those reasons......I don't need a Lamborghini to go to the store for a loaf of bread.
Even with the best low light cameras, some quality is lost as you move up the scale of ISO settings to higher and higher readings. For me, I am usually fairly content to get a capture that I would have otherwise missed at a lower setting.
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hi guys.. here's a fire dancer... taken at Puerto Galera...


ISO 200 f/4 1/4 sec

and another one


ISO 400 f/5.5 1/2 sec
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Kids with light sticks, 1 second, ISO 3200, hand-held.
Any hand-held shot that gets close to a second is tough, at least for me.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stover98074 Quote
I prefer sunrise and sunset for some of the garden shots. I am also learning how to work with off camera flash in a manual mode (strobist).

Below is an example taken last night in our backyard garden. The camera was mounted on a Asahi Pentax Autobellows with a 135mm enlarging lens. The flash was a Promaster FTD 6500M inexpensive manual flash. The shot was taken near dusk at f/16 for 4 seconds. The flash was fired 3 times (once from the lower right, once from the lower left and once from the top). Since this was a longer exposure, I was able to trigger the flash via the flash test button - so no flash synchronization required.

Exposure and flash were manual and the camera's lcd let me know when the photo was good enough (chimp).

The air needs to be still for a photo of this length and that is not always the case even at dusk.
learnt another technique.

thanks for sharing.
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Not sure if this qualifies but...

Wasn't quite sure how to quantify "toughest"... so I settled on this.

K20D, ISO6400

Depending on your browser size, you may have to right click, view image to see full size image.

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On a rocking boat full of people bumping into me to get the same shots with their compacts... F2, with the M50 f2:





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QuoteOriginally posted by Gelo.Federico Quote
hi guys.. here's a fire dancer... taken at Puerto Galera...


ISO 200 f/4 1/4 sec

and another one


ISO 400 f/5.5 1/2 sec
Yeah, but at least fire gives off light!

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