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White balance fun

April 30, 2013 at 07:25 PM | categories: Five Hole Photo | View Comments

I was sitting up near the Horizons restaurant on Burnaby Mountain hoping to capture a picture of the Northern Lights. That night they were supposed to be their brightest in the quarter. Due to the light pollution from the parking lot and the city, they ended up not being visible from my vantage point. Some reading told me it has to be really dark, and even then it requires some post.

Not all was lost though, I managed to get some pictures of the moon and other night shots. One of those night shots was this one, where I goofed around with the white balance to make the night sky blue. I'll post one of the moon shots later, which turned out better than when I shot the Supermoon.

White balance fun

f/4.0, 8 secs, ISO 200

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Empty Picnic

April 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM | categories: Five Hole Photo | View Comments

It's really been a month between posts? Dammit. There's a post on Internet cookies I haven't finished either, plus an attempt at making turkey meatballs that I actually took a picture of. I need to set a reminder for myself to finish those posts.

On to the photo! So this came from a walk I took around Burnaby Lake. It was the first sunny weekend day in a while. Although bright sunny days tend to lead to harsh shadows and overexposed shots, that kind of weather also lends itself to reflective water and nice blue skies. I came across this empty picnic table that appeared seemingly out of nowhere on one corner of the lake. Nice view for a summer's lunch, assuming a bird doesn't crap on you.

Empty picnic

f/11.0, 1/400 sec, ISO 200

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