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Happy Halloween!

Yes, we’re a bit nerdy over here 😀

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6.0 sec at f/11, ISO 400, 28mm – Sony a55 w/tripod

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Holiday, Night photography, Sony DSLR A55

 

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Pyro, by nature

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved fire. I love the warmth it gives on a cool night, but mostly I love watching the flames dance. It was inevitable, really. The pyro gene is strong on my dad’s side, and I definitely inherited that trait! So it shouldn’t be surprising that the last time I went camping, I was inspired to take out my camera and try to capture the life and beauty of the flames.

I’ve tried taking pictures of fire before, but they never quite satisfied. They were too light, too dark – I couldn’t quite capture what I wanted.

I tried again the other weekend, this time very deliberately. I took a few pictures, looked at the results and adjusted. I even had a tripod! …except I couldn’t use it properly. I’d brilliantly forgotten the bit that attaches to the camera that attaches the camera to the tripod. D’oh! I was still able to use the tripod as a support, just not completely.

I started off with a slower shutter speed, 1 second.
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1.0 sect at f/14, ISO 200 – Sony a55 50 mm macro w/tripod*

The slow shutter speed blurred things a tad too much for my taste, so I sped it up. But, to compensate for the slower shutter speed, I had to decrease the f-stop (increase the aperture size) and bump up the ISO.
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1/40 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800 – Sony a55 50 mm macro w/tripod*

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1/40 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800 – Sony a55 50 mm macro w/tripod*

Focusing on a different part of the fire, I slowed the shutter speed down again. This time, I was quite pleased with the results!
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1/13 sec at f/9.0, ISO 800 – Sony a55 50 mm macro w/tripod*

One last picture, faster shutter speed. I think this one is my favourite 🙂
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1/60 sec at f/6.3, ISO 800 – Sony a55 50 mm macro w/tripod *

*camera wasn’t attached to tripod, I forgot the thingy (see post text)

 

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We’ve had a *bit* of snow

This was the view four days ago.

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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Night photography, Pentax Optio

 

December 16 – A winter wonderland

This is the first in a series of snow pictures.  We had a few days of nearly non-stop snow which made for some fun photo opportunities.

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Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Daily Picture, Nature, Night photography, Sony DSLR A100

 

December 5 – Getting into the Christmas spirit

I finally got around to setting up my outdoor Christmas decorations. The best part? I get to use the timer I bought, but didn’t use, last year.

This shot is taken through the front door window.

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October 31 – Happy Halloween!

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October 15 – Night on Whyte

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