Wanting to see how the Leica M9 does with low light and long exposures I went for a walk about before the sun came up.
This photo of BC place was a 30ish second exposure at ISO 160
Where as this photo was handheld at 1/30ish at iso 2500
Another update in the spirit of an already super busy 2011.
After hanging out over night on a mountain in the dead of winter, I took off to the Dominican Republic for a week in order to hang out on a beach in the dead of awesome! It was a work trip so it wasn’t all beaches and Cerveza but there was some awesome relaxing/sleeping till noon/double deserts to be had. There were also some really great night photos to be had. My favorite part of this night was trying to explain to one of the resort staff what exactly it was that I was up to with a camera on the beach at 2am. Explaining night photos can be a challenging prospect at the best of time, but this was compounded by the fact that the only Español I know is Cervrza? Por Favor? and his English was equally as good. :) But after some hand gestures and showing him the back of the camera I received an enthusiastic thumbs up and what I can only assume was ‘good job’ in Spanish :)
These were all reasonably short exposure times (under a minute) being that the digital noise would get a little out of hand after that. I did try and shoot a 30 minute Polaroid exposure using my Land Camera and a elastic band to hold down the shutter button but that it would seem wasn’t nearly long enough for the reciprocity error of The Fuji FP-100 film for I ended up with a black frame. I shot a couple of frames on a Holga as well. We will see if they worked out better. once I am done the roll.
and palm trees don’t look so bad during the day either.
So after becoming horribly sunburnt and eating a fabulous meal with peeps at some Broadway sushi place (the name of which I cant recall), M & I went to Richmond to run some errands, one of which took us by the New Richmond Speed Skating Oval.
It is very peerrty at night so I think a trek back with tripods and the like will be in order.
These are just as the title describes? Long exposures of the New Canada Line Tunnels. The trick is they are from the train :)
But I am exhausted so i will leave it at that :)
Phone booths for those not in the know are an archaic device in which one could contact people. Presumably when their cell phone was missing :) There are very few phone booths left in the world and this one is stuck out in the dark at Stanley Park.
This first photo the only light is coming from the actual phone booth it’s self. Kinda neat!
With this photo, there happened to be the headlights of a passing car providing back light when the photo was snapped.
Also kinda neat!
So I have been wandering about with the new Canon 1D Mark IV for a bit now, & it is swell. My only complaint is that using the 5D and the 1D together for video gets a little awkward. The record button on one camera is that live view button on the other and I am constantly hitting wrong buttons when I use one or the other :) Not a bad thing to complain about really.
So this photo is an accident. One that I liked so much I tried in vain to replicate. Like all Canon 1D’s the portrait shutter button is super touchy. Touchy shutter button + long exposure = awesome :)
This is the Lonsdale Quay in case you weren’t able to see that :)
But it will have to wait until tomorrow!
So I have been taking a lot of photos over the last couple of days, & I have so many exciting things to post about, but I have been busy with stuff! So as opposed to not blogging at all I am going to toss some night photo stuff up instead that is from the archives of the institute.
(edit Friday March 14th) OK I am just going to rant a little bit here!!! This is NOT I repeat NOT HDR!!! It is in fact as shot save a bit of dodging and burning and a bit of de-saturation in the sky (it was more tungsten then it is right now) I am never doing more to my photos then can achieved in the darkroom of old. Trust me I have one and I use it with the same results. So please please stop emailing me asking about what HDR program I used on this photo, what Photoshop filter is used for this etc…. I use curves, Levels, layermasks, and the Dodge/Burn tools!!! That and a proper exposure!
This is a random fire truck that is under the iron workers bridge! I am not particularly pleased with this shot but this was moments before we the most passive ‘bugger off this is private property‘ that I have ever received!
Random stove sitting on the side of the road near a cat that loved lasers!
This place reeked of fish!!
There you Go! We will return to our regular blogging tomorrow!
It must be Calgary! More specifically Calgary in the winter! A fun photo from the Great Matt Good Road trip in the fall of 2007! An epic road trip where we made sure to leave absolutly no white trash bar untouched and despite the prevalence of mullets and AC-DC karaoke I had a great time!! I think it was the drugs that they added to the Pilsner (we were in Pil country after all)
This one is an after dark photo that I managed to hand hold at some currently unknown yet ridiculously low shutter speed. the fact that I am sure I was wide open at 1.4 and was most likely at ISO 10billion. Not to mention that I probably took 6 in a row and then choose the clearest one has nothing to do with it. It was all skill people! all skill :) I could dig out the raw file and check the exif but I am sure that this is less work! :)