Tech of the month: Long exposure

Long exposures allow you to blur motion and to collect as much light as possible. They often yield unreal yet beautiful images with vibrant colors and a large depth of field.

These are some experimental photos my daughter and I took on my Nikon D3100

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Connect the heart

Torch shutter speed


and the following two were taken with the Phone camera’s settings.




ToM is a monthly photo challenge. To participate, take a picture according the theme, and when you post the picture, create a pingback to Lucile’s post here or here to share your achievement.

Something to Ponder About


Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice Brisbane Night on the Street



Mobile photography has really taken off into the stratosphere. Amateur photographers now rely on the phone camera to take all their photos, and  “fix” the more obvious photographic mistakes, making  a more professional -looking end product. The phone is portable and lightweight and always readily accessible.  Sadly, my expensive DSLR sits forlorn on the shelves – a victim of lack of portability and versatility, relegated such as it is, to occasional outings to scenic destinations. A bit like an old relative one visits every few months, more out of duty than desire. I do wonder where/how this will evolve in a decade or so.


The image was taken with Galaxy S4 note – framed, tuned and sharpened in Picasa (desktop). I was in two minds whether the image should be warmed slightly, but decided I like the colder grey tones of the bridge and pavement.

What do you think?

If you’d like to join in with Sally D’s Mobile Challenge, please click here for details.

The schedule changes each week and is as follows:

1st Monday: Nature.

2nd Monday: Macro.

3rd Monday: Black and White.

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.

Other entries worth checking out:

Something to Ponder About

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Street Photography – Challenger’s Choice

Sally from Lens and Pens invites us to Pick one: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

But rebelliously, (is that even a word?), I have chosen two photos this week:

Street Photography


I thought this photo was interesting as you can learn so much about the people standing here just from a backward glance.


Portraiture/Night Phoneography (with my older phone camera)

Poorer quality photograph due to inadequate light, but I thought it caught the subject with a unique doll-like expression.




What was going through her mind? Something I’ll Ponder About

More entries: