Week #30 – Light

By: Maggie Red

Dec 10 2012

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Category: Photography, Weekly Photography

1 Comment

Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:36mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/8 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS

I was a bit intrigued this week as I was taking some shots regarding “light.”

As I was attempting to take photos of lights at night without a tripod (not recommended), I noticed that the color of the light definitely played a part in the camera’s choice of shutter speed while I was using aperture priority.

The fastest shots (between 1/2 and 1 second) were of the bright green lights, but the blue and red lights resulted in shutter speeds of 2 seconds or more. Are the blue and red really not producing as much light? I might believe so if I didn’t know that the same bulb was producing ALL THREE colors at different times. Hmmm….

Bulbs watermarked

Anywho…that was just an experiment. The best photos I got were taken up close and of your standard, white light.
The proximity and brightness provided me with a much needed 1/8 – 1/10 of a second shutter.
(I’m sure it was my steady hand and not the awesome Image Stabilization on my Canon lens. Sure, I tell you!)

Bulb watermarked

Enjoy the lights while you can, all! Cheers!

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One comment on “Week #30 – Light”

  1. Great shots! Love the bokeh in Christmas light photos… I’ll be sad when Christmas time is over!


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