Falls Church at Night
Tonight I went for a walk with Tay around my house. Took my camera and tripod to try out some night photography, which I haven’t done in ages. This one for photo of the day is a 5 second exposure at Frady Park. Most parks are closed at dark, but I feel like this one had to be open based on how well it’s lit. So there was this one lonely bench and I had Tay sit “as still as possible” for it. The lights in the park are actually really bright, I was able to take this at ISO 100 with just a 5 second exposure. Of course, I used the 2 second timer to avoid vibrations from pushing the shutter.
On the way to Frady Park, we walked through THE Falls Church and snapped some pics:
Across the Street
This next shot I took at f/8. I definitely didn’t intend for the background to be so in focus, so I tried to separate the foreground and then blur out the background in photoshop. I definitely didn’t spend much time on it because I knew very quickly it would look like garbage. And it does.
Then, of course at night you have to grab some pictures of some traffic!
We finally made it to the park and I set the exposures to be super long. So long in fact, it kind of looked like daylight. It helped that yesterday was the Summer Solstice so even at 9 PM there was still some daylight left.
Then I decided it would be cool to try out an HDR shot, so I took 5 shots at different exposures from 1/20th of a second all the way through 20 seconds of that same bench that I used as my main photo and got this. Pretty neat.
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