Posted on | April 12, 2014 | No Comments
A little bit of cloud cover and the light of about 1/2 of the moon drew me out of doors after dark tonight, to polish my long exposure skills. It was just before midnight so I didn’t go far from home. I know the same subject shows up in back to back posts, but it’s close by and so convenient.
When shutter speeds go from fractions of a second to minutes – in order to let in enough light – it’s interesting what can happen. Here’s the first attempt:
Next, I moved a bit further down the block to include another barn in the scene. I also adjusted the settings and when you change one part of the exposure triangle you have to compensate by changing at least one other aspect.
The amount of time the shutter stayed open was the factor I chose to compensate for the change to the ISO, but I didn’t have a timer with me so I had to count down the old fashioned way. After 8 minutes here’s the shot:
I can’t tell if its smiling though… I guess I should have prompted it to say cheese?
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