Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Lights

picture 152

The square is now all lit up for the Christmas season. I took tons of pictures but none came out like I hoped or envisioned so I'm still working on it. Meanwhile, I'll at least post this one. I love Christmas time.


Shorty said...

Just like me, I've been trying to get some shots of SA's christmas lights but so far no luck.

Bill said...

A couple of hints: Use a tripod (required for this), and play with slowing down the shutter speed. Pick a subject, and shoot at 1/10, 1,2,4,6 seconds, and compare the results. Also, take your existing photos into some editing SW to play with the highlight and brightness settings. Lots of times you can pull out a better image that way. Google's free SW, Picasa, has some very good basic tuning controls that will get you 95% of the way there, which is good enough for most things. Picasa is also a good way to manage your photos. I have over 22,000 photos in Picasa at this time, and love it.

Thiên said...

Thanks Bill!