Neodigital Art | Night and Day
This photograph is quite atmospheric and was taken at dusk. It’s the lake that I have photographed so many times before but this time it was dark, misty and eerie!
I adjusted the aperture to wide to take that shot and the speed was automatically adjusted so it was slow. It is important with a wide aperture and a slow shutter speed to hold the camera still and press gently to take the shot.
This shot is similar and taken at the same time, but I used the tree on the right to give the shot depth. I took a few shots but like this one because the still water was rippled by the ducks.
I set the camera for shutter speed to have priority for this shot and set the speed at 1 second. You really have to have a steady hand and keep the camera still for a full one second. I had to wait for a break in the traffic too!
I wanted the bus on this picture, but got lots of cars too. The blurred one on the left does give the photograph an action shot look though. Photographing moving cars on a slow shutter speed can give some good shots.
This photograph is a little confusing. I was trying to get a car going away from me, so it would be rear lights and not headlights. I see the lights, but where is the car? The shutter was open for a full one second again and the street lights are not quite so defined. When taking this type of shot, it’s best somewhere dark and when shooting towards a street light; don’t get too close. It is also advisable to have the camera on a tripod. I did have my tripod, but couldn’t be bothered. I leaned on a lamp post to steady the camera!
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