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Ike at Night (and other camera tricks)

When I came home tonight, there was nearly a full moon out, perfect to get a night shot of the beach!

I’m still a beginner when it comes to manual modes on my camera, but I can usually figure out what I want after some fumbling around. For shots like these, a tripod is necessary. The shutter was open for 15 seconds, which is why you can’t really see the huge waves that are still crashing in from Hurricane Ike. Everything seems to level out, to what appears as a peaceful beach scene. You can also see some blur in the clouds, since they were moving so fast.

Speaking of night shots, I got this cool shot during last week’s Bands On the Beach:

This one was also taken under moonlight, with some help of the stage lighting from the band. The purple wavy lines you see are trails from children running around with glow sticks. If you look close, you can see where one kid threw the glow stick into the air!


3 Comments so far

  1. DJ September 12th, 2008 6:34 pm

    Excellent shots, Dave!


  2. Dave September 12th, 2008 7:09 pm

    Thanks DJ!

  3. Enilce DeRamo September 16th, 2008 5:49 am

    Your photos are just beautiful, Dave! Keep working at it – you really have talent. I don’t know if you remember me, but I’m a friend of Gloria’s. We got together last week and she was telling us about your blog. It is great – and I love sunny crab too!

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