Shadowy and Alone: 3.7.21

Shooting in low light is a challenge in itself. Modern cameras have become much better at this. In the “old” days we had to “push-process” the negatives to pull every bit of information from them. Now, we have cameras with ISOs (ASA in Old Speak) of 100,000. And we thought Tri-X was good with an ASA of 400. Those pictures with the really long shadows (which totally entranced me) were shot with a SONY NEX-5r. I guess that’s considered a dinosaur by today’s standards, but I still enjoy it for its good image quality and small-enough-to-fit-anywhere characteristics. Also, every image on this site, and all sites, have been crunched and crushed to the limit. So you are never seeing the full quality of the original. If it looks OK here, it looks a lot better “in person”. With the NEX, I was using the much maligned “kit” lens, that 16-50mm. All lenses have their limits, but the idea is to find the optimal combinations for each lens. I love that lens for its petite-ness.

Well, enough tech-talk for today!

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Photography of: Santa Fe New Mexico, Urban Art, Graffiti, B&W and BIG COLOR. I'm a graphic designer, skier, motorcyclist, mountain-biker, grounds-keeper and always THE chief cook & bottle washer. (My 2 other sites: fotograffiti.zone and inlivingcolor.photos.)

One thought on “Shadowy and Alone: 3.7.21”

  1. I have the A6000 and I felt the same way about the maligned kit lens. I bought a 35mm prime which was ridiculously expensive but truly amazing. Don’t forget that photos viewed online forgive a lot of things we see pixel peeping.

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