To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

And do check out my How-To and Birding pages as well.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 308 - Did You Observe Earth Hour?

I did!  I turned off the lights promptly at 8:30 pm and everything besides my refrigerator and stove were unplugged (and that's only because the plugs are way at the back and I couldn't get to them even after a couple of tries).

I lit a lot of candles, turned up the music on my iPod and picked up my camera.  Then, all I did was practise hand-holding my camera on a slow shutter.  I challenged myself to go as slow as I could and I hit 0.7s without any visible camera shake.  I was really elated, but unfortunately, the composition turned out pretty poor.  I deleted the shot, finally.

The following shot was taken at 0.3s and the ones after at 1/4s.