Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas lights

One of a unsatisfactory set last night, taken at various speeds and apertures, handheld and tripod. One problem - need surgical-like gloves that are also proof against the cold to be able to operate camera controls.

If I get it right, I will post a series on illuminated houses in the neighborhood.


Note: at this small size the problems are not apparent. The challenge is to get a critically sharp noiseless good exposure, including the flashing illumination (on which automatic metering does not work well), in which the lights are captured as tight spots without also capturing the halos they cast on the areas around them. It is how the human eye sees it, as a building decorated with constellations of stars.


Rajan P. Parrikar said...

This is a very good shot with lovely colours. I recommend that you switch to the Manual M mode and use only the central focus point.

Arun said...

Thanks! Tried some, will try some more. Manual is the right way to go with flash as well, I am finding.