Salams dear readers. It turns out that there's internet here after all. I would love to write more later, but I'm quite pressed for time so I think I'll put up pictures first and write more later (when I have time). Yesterday I embarked on a night photography session with Mr Rosli Othman, here in Cardiff, Wales. Here are the results:
I would love to post up the EXIF data for these pictures but I just don't have the time. Do note that some of these photos were many seconds long (enough to make a cup of tea!) and it was quite a windy night.
These pictures of the Wales Millenium Centre were taken handheld (!)
Okay, I did cheat by bumping the ISO as high as I can and I also propped part of the camera on a wire fence (while holding the body). I have always wanted to capture a picture of the Wales Millenium Centre at night, the words on this impressive building lights up "IN THESE STONES THE HORIZONS SING". The words in Welsh could be translated as, "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration". I am awed by this building.
Canon 400D - 18mm - F3.5 - 1/6 sec - ISO 800
Canon 400D - 18mm - F5.6 - 1/8 sec - ISO 400
For the picture below I had to set the white balance to "flash" as the picture originally flared orange. I also love the "starburst effect" created by the strong lightsource. I thought you need special starburst filters for the effect. Because of the long exposure, I like how the reflection of the lights blur and smothens out:
Canon 400D - 41mm - F22 - 25 secs - ISO 200
Canon 400D - 22mm -F8 - 10 sec - ISO 200
Canon 400D - 18mm - F11 - 4 sec - ISO 100 .
The picture above is taken from the jetty outside of Bosphorus, and is dedicated to Uncle and Auntie De. Around 3 or 4 years ago, we celebrated Auntie De's birthday here and Uncle De took a similar photo as above from the said viewpoint. At that time I realised for the first time that Uncle De also has a "artsy" side to him:D
Mr Rosli Othman and his 30D