A Sunday Walk: October 20th 2013

This will not be one of our normal Sunday walks.  I’ve been doing some photo experimenting trying to figure out how to take moon shots and night shots with a “compact” digital camera.  I’ve got a Olympus f-46, and over these last few months I’ve been discovering more and more about its potential and qualities.  It isn’t an expensive professional reflex camera, and sometimes I have to process out defects, but I’m pretty sure that is because I’m not really expert at using the poor thing.  Anyway this has given me the opportunity to get some interesting off the wall photos, so who’s complaining!

The Moon over Arco

The Moon over Arco

This was taken with my Nokia 202 on Thursday evening from the parking lot near the library where I do my English conversation meeting.

Now for the experiments!

This was the actual first photo, before and after processing:

here is the second choice, here I’d changed the setting from a panorama without any adjustment to the aperture of the “diaphragm” to a “medium” opening, the unprocessed photo is in my opinion superior:

and here’s a third set…this time the opening was much wider, not at its maximum though…when I processed it I used the HDR app choice, interesting effect, after I toned it down a little:

Hope you enjoyed this brief walk through my night-time experiments.  I actually took a lot more photos which may come in handy for some future illustrations, in the meantime, I’ve learnt that with a tripod I can do night photos and playing with the settings augmenting the “aperture” and such can get some pretty bright photographs…sometime too bright!

Have a great Sunday!

Ciao, Bastet!

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