Tag: Haces de luz

Day 129

Hey People!

Today I wanted to make a panorama of the city, with a long exposure, so I could get all the car trails.

But  it was difficult because I had to set the camera in bulb mode, which means the shutter is open as long as the button is pressed, and it’s really hard to avoid some motion and staying still for all the time I wanted to leave the shutter opened, so the pictures weren’t coming out very sharp.

In one of my attempts, I accidentally zoomed in with the lens, when that happened I turned off the camera because I thought it was gonna be a bad picture, but then I saw it and I actually liked the effect that the zoom creates in a long exposure.

So, this is the result of my happy accident!

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 18 mm, ISO 250; f/22; 13 segundos.

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Hoy quería hacer una panorámica nocturna de la ciudad, pero con larga exposición para así capturas los haces de luz que dejan los carros.

Fue dificil porque puse la cámara en modo “bulb”, que es cuando el diafragma está abierto mientras el obturador está presionado, y es muy dificil evitar el movimiento y por eso las fotos no quedan tan definidas.

En uno de mis intentos, accidentalmente moví el anillo del zoom, y eso me hizo apagar la cámara para iniciar una foto nueva, no sabía cual iba a ser el resultado, pero al ver la imagen me sorprendí, y la verdad me gustó mucho el efecto que se crea cuando se mueve el zoom durante una foto de larga exposición.

Datos de la toma: Nikon D5000 ; lente: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 18 mm, ISO 250; f/22; 13 seconds.

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.