Monday, January 13, 2014

Rainy Day playing with Focus (and a Bonus!)

Here's a new one, told you I'd stop doing nighttime pictures sooner or later...These are from a few days ago. Basically I was enjoying the rain and decided to see if I could do some higher speed pictures to catch the rain drops. I got two pretty good ones and learned a few things about the camera. On top of that, I was able to have some fun with focal lengths. The second two pictures are the same angle, just focused different...





BONUS:
This was me goofing around with the video ability for the camera...for future research. video

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Two New Night Shots (I promise to do some day shots soon)

I'm just having a ball with this camera...and I do realize the need to do some day shots...I'll get there. These two shots were literally just outside my door...one was a stroke of luck however. The whole reason I took these pictures was because I thought the fog and street lighting made a really cool image
This one was luck simply because my neighbor showed up, pulled in, backed up, and got ready to leave, which gave the bushes a nice illumination AND a short light trail. (20s, f/14, ISO 100)

This was what I was going for originally, lots of dark shadows lit up by the fog and lights...(10s, f/22, ISO 100)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mocksville NC

Was coming home from my New Years Trip and happened glance over in Mocksville and saw they still had their Christmas lights up...I toyed with the idea for a moment and then pulled over to take a few photos. Both the camera and my tablet were running out of battery, and it was late and cold, so I didn't stick around too terribly long. Just took a few and got back on the road home. Again, some more long exposures, but less due to trying to get car lights, and more just to get a good shot of the Christmas lights.
Loved the way this building looked, was the first shot I took really.

Shot down main street, Focal Length 18mm, f/22, ISO 200, 64 second exposure