Low Light Abstracts Your Photography

I mentioned the Seattle Underground Tour in the last post.  Low light, shoving tourists, not a lot of time.  In cases like this, you get a lot of what you get:

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Taken: 1 January, 2010
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/6s

Sometimes that isn’t a bad thing though.  Back in the film days it was more of a change, but even now it feels odd to some people: taking good pictures is all about taking a whole lot of picture.  What you get will vary and what you expect to like might not be what you do.  For these shots, I wasn’t trying to really document what I was seeing because I knew it wouldn’t come out, but I like the effect anyway.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Taken: 1 January, 2010
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/6s

The hand-held shots means camera shake.  High ISO means noise.  Funny lighting means… funny light.  It just is what it is and these two, I liked.  Wish I’d have taken more, but it was a tour, not photo time.  Oh… and if you are wondering, these two are both the old glass sidewalk skylights common in Pioneer Square – if you see them on the street, the ground underneath is hollow.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/6s