Tag: Bulb mode

Day 227

Exif Data: Nikon D5000; Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 18 mm; ISO 100; f/22; 154 seconds.

I shot this photo in the evening while I was driving with a friend, we set the camera on the tripod in the back part of the car, then I set the bulb mode and shot using a wireless shutter release control while I was driving, the idea was capturing  the lights of the city, including the lamps and car trails.

This is the result of today’s experiment, a sort of electriCity.

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Esta foto la tomé ahora en la noche mientras iba manejando; puse la cámara con el trípode en la parte de atras del carro, luego activé el modo “bulb” y mientras iba manejando, disparé utilizando un control remoto para la cámara, la idea era capturar las luces de la ciudad, que incluye carros y lámparas.
Este fue el resultado.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.




Day 20

I have to be honest and make clear that this photo wasn’t taken today, but almost, it was nearly midnight when I shot this, and I needed to post this as today’s photo because I don’t know when I’m gonna have this opportunity again: It was Halloween, the traffic was chaotic, there was a lot of people in the streets with different costumes and that made the traffic even worse; so the city was just a mess…

Could it be any worse?

Yes. Late in the night there was a black-out, so the traffic-lights stopped working and Pereira was just a huge chaos, and, as I like long exposure shots I decided to make a photo of this “beautiful mess”.

So, I set my camera in Bulb mode in which the shutter stays open only until the shutter button is released; in order to avoid moving I used a tripod and I had to stay still while holding the button, so the picture wasn’t coming out blurred.

I kept it pressed for 255 seconds (more than 4 minutes); and as the shutter is open, it catches all the light trails made by the cars.

My next 20 posts are gonna be in Spanish, my idea is that everyone can understand at least part of this project, so I’ll write 20 in english, then 20 in spanish.

Feel free to  critique or suggest anything you want.