February 18, 2010

It's the Light

Last night my husband and I went out for sushi (yum!).  When we got back home, he saw the really fun snow peaks.  He told me to get my camera and take some pics.

Of course I don't use flash for these things.  It was about 8:30pm - totally dark except for the lights by the garage doors. 

Looks cool - so to speak.  The ISO was on auto and of course moved itself to the highest ISO it could manage 3200 ,  Even so the shutter speed was still only 1/13 - very very slow. I'm surprised I could hold it still enough to get anything worth seeing.

This morning I went back out and took nearly the same picture - I would've waited until afternoon for sunlight, but it was warm enough to melt off most of this today. 

No real contrast in the shade of morning - but you can see the vast difference.  The ISO ended up at 400 (because of the shade) but the shutter speed was a respectable 1/320. 

Gotta love the differences light makes in a picture.

Posted by: Teresa in Photos at 09:32 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Scenes like that look really familiar for some reason, LOL. I'm just amazed you could hold your camera still for the low-light shot. My hands aren't that steady, unless I have the camera against a wall or post.

Posted by: Rev. Paul at February 19, 2010 12:44 AM (k85eb)

2 Cool pics

Posted by: vw bug at February 19, 2010 05:50 AM (FPOeI)

3 Looks like you were playing with whipped cream! Neat snow formations

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at February 19, 2010 06:55 AM (jii9y)

4 The top picture looks like a creamy vanilla ruffle round a wedding cake, on the porch banisters.  You caught the texture beautifully.

Posted by: LeeAnn at February 19, 2010 08:32 AM (n2UcJ)

5 I could never hold my camera steady that long; I even muss up the 800iso shots!  Great job!!!

Posted by: Pam at February 19, 2010 10:36 AM (UxUrZ)

6 You rule. It looks sepia, almost. I manage to shake when I am at 800 and 1600...but I shoot manual...I wonder if my cam can go up to 3200? Either way, I need a tripod.

Posted by: Erica at February 19, 2010 06:26 PM (YKEDK)

7 Much cooler at night. I enjoyed taking pictures in the snow at night last week. Of course there were no lights at all so I had to guess where my subject was then use the flash and see what I got. It was pretty fun. Keeping in mind the point and shoot nature of my little camera of course...

Posted by: patti at February 20, 2010 09:07 AM (ykXWv)

8 Thanks all. Yes, it does look way cool at night.  I was thinking along the lines of cool whip.  The daylight washes out all the great shadows so it's much harder to see and the picture isn't nearly as good.  Heh. 

Posted by: Teresa at February 20, 2010 11:39 AM (ZCuP9)

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