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In the last few years I have yearned for something more, something to push my creativity and challenge my mind. Through the 365 Project and Photography I have found a passion that has filled a hole in my heart. A sense of being and a meaning to my life. I hope my pictures live on forever even if only through my children and my blog.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

#6 Nighttime

This shot was a bear to get. I don't think my 200mm lens likes low light. My camera would freak out and not focus. Basically it was hit or miss. This is the best shot I got. I wish I hadn't cropped off the reflection. I also tinted it blue for a better effect.
10, f5.0, ISO 200, 100.0, Tri-pod, pp


  1. This is one of those times manual focus is the only way to go :-) My low light shots and macros are all in full manual, because AF is just a really poor mind reader. I really like this photo! They haven't turned on the park's fountain yet because they have frost in the forecast still, so I'm jealous :-P

  2. Chris: This maybe a stupid question, but is there a way to stop my digital Canon SLR from auto focusing, so I can manually focus? I manually focused the lens, but then when I press to take a reading the lens goes crazy trying to re-focus.

  3. I was reading your XTi's manual, and it looks like your lens is supposed to have a switch on in to switch it from AF to manual focus. Do you see this? It should be on the left side of the lens toward the camera. I'm used to setting my lenses to manual focus in the camera (focus is controlled by the camera on an Olympus, even in MF), so it took a second to find this. If I ever switch to a different brand, I might have a learning curve :-P

  4. I see the switch!!! :) Cool, thanks so much, now when my auto focus gives me a fit I will know what to do :)