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Bringin in the catch.

By GWS  
A winter's catch of prawns being readied. It was poring with rain, so I quickly pulled out the camera from under my jacket - so no tripod.
EOS 450D, 55-250mm at 154mm, F5.6 1/30th hand held in the rain and cold.
Was hoping to get more detail out at that ISO , maybe need a faster lens ?

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banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
4 Jan 2009 9:17PM
Hi Grahame, - the image is underexposed, as you already know, - however you didnt mention which ISO you used?

If you had a faster lens, - i.e. capable of a larger aperture than f/5.6, you would have ben able to increase the exposure using the same shutter speed for sure, - but honestly you seem to be taking the shot on almost complete darkness. Its not worthwhile investing in a more expensive lens IMO. Use a tripod instead, - or better lighting, or flash, - as a longer exposure would certainly get a better shot, it would also blur any movement of people in the shot.


GWS 13 53 Scotland
4 Jan 2009 9:48PM
thanks for the input Willie. ISO was 1600 btw !
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
4 Jan 2009 11:33PM
OK, - you need more light!

kaybee 18 8.2k 27 Scotland
8 Jan 2009 6:15PM
A brolly - that is what you need not the faster lens (cheaper too)

Having said hat - I have a fairly bright screen and I actually like the dark, moody feel to this.


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