Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 81

Night photos normally mean that I was slacking off during the day or so busy that I forgot. Today was a bit of both. Either way, to make up for that, I played with some of the settings on my camera to take better night photos.

To take this one, I used the night setting, a 2 second delay (or I would be in the photo) and laid the camera on the ground, pointing up to the trees. I'm never quiet sure what I'll get when I can't look at the view finder while photographing. This takes a few tries, but I like this photo the best.

This was with the night setting. I was sitting down and holding the camera low to the ground. Notice that the photo is blurrier than the above one. This is due to holding the camera, verses leaving it stationary. The night setting keeps the lens open longer, so the light can expose the photo better. If you are holding it, there can be a blur, due to your natural body movements. I used a 2 second delay on the above photo, so I could get out of the way of the lens before it opened. Otherwise, a blurry me would appear in the photo.

This is using the night setting, a 2 second delay, the macro setting and propping the camera in the dirt. This took a few tries, but this is the best. The subject is a ground covering vine, but the subject for this isn't as important as the technique to capture it.


  1. I love night time shots, how lovely!

  2. Thanks. They are the hardest ones, but I love how eerie they are.

  3. I am completely in love with the first shot. It almost looks like a reflection. I may want a print!

  4. I never thought of it that way, but yes I supposed the angle does look like a reflection. I have set this photo up in Red Bubble, so you can choose how you want it.

    Did you see the other reflection ones from puddles?
    These have been my favorites so far.