Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Full Moon

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Scottsdale, AZ
(I just figured out: click on the picture and it gets bigger! Wow... ain't technology cool?)

10 comments:

Mimi said...

I like the photographic feel of your blog, recently, Steven-Paul.

What a beautiful photo today!

s-p said...

Thanks Mimi! I just learned how to put photos on my blog and I'm like a kid with a new toy. :)

Philippa said...

That's an incredible shot! Wow! The glow of the church is really neat!

olympiada said...

Excellent. I will take a picture of the moon next. I like your photography. How did you do it?

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Anonymous said...

Hi Olympiada,
I used to take 35mm photos (all manually set, no automation which is good training), but broke down last year and bought a digital (Canon A-80, 4 megapixel I think...) to take pictures of my construction projects for a portfolio. At first I wasn't sure about it but now I love it. The Church picture was taken about 10:00pm and I "bracketed" the shot with a series of increasingly longer exposures. I don't know which one this is, probably about 4 seconds at f5.6 or so. No tripod, just on the roof of my truck which is why there's a little fuzz to it.
s-p

olympiada said...

Sp - what do you mean you bracketed the shot with a series of longer exposures? I guess it is time for me to find my manual again and read it. I also bought a digital camera this year and I love it as my beloved.

s-p said...

Hi Olympiada,
"Bracketing" a shot is when you don't really know how to expose it so you go a couple f-stops above and below what you think, or time of exposure or a combination of both. Since I only had a vague clue how to expose the shot, I set my aperature at 2.8, ISO at 400 and exposed it from 1 to 5 seconds if I recall correctly. One of the longer exposures is the one I kept.
I hope that helps. Having a manual 35mm for 30 years was good training for flying by the seat of my pants.

olympiada said...

Hi S-P, actually that is kind of like html, my mind goes "huh"? Music, art, dance, drama, literature, I can do. Photography and html require me to slow down. Are you saying you can do all this with your digital camera? I really have to read my manual now. Ok - first question, what is an f-stop?
You know why I like the blogosphere? Because it is like my school. I am still at home with my daughter despite divorce so the blogosphere helps me to keep learning. It is excellent and wonderful! And I learn best from other people, so even better.

s-p said...

Hi Olympiada,
Probably best to take this "off the blog" for photography lessons.
It would be a good idea if you surf around for some basics or even buy a basic photography textbook. Your digital probably has manual settings instead of the "point and shoot" automatic that everyone usually uses. Its good for a lot of stuff but not everything. It helps to know some basics for situations where the camera won't be able to adjust automatically. Email me off-blog.
Thanks!