Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project 365, Day 14 ("Sun", Day 5)

Now I realize this photo is one of photography's biggest no-nos next to out of focus shots, but I really had only one chance to take this one (I was in a hurry and on my way out) and apart from the camera shake induced blur, it's still cool. Every bright surface in the picture has a sun burst, and there's a nice big flare all across the frame. As far as that goes, the exercise was a success!

Many will say that the photo could have been taken with, say, ISO 400 to get a stable 1/100sec shutter speed, and I realize that, but this photo would have been underexposed no matter what at f/18 and at ISO 400 and up, this camera gets pretty noisy.

Lens and camera settings:
50mm f/2.0 @ f/18, 1/25sec and ISO 100.

Coffee cup with flare


  1. You always have such interesting takes for the photo theme. Thank you for the added info on how to take it as well.

  2. I know I said this already, but I love this. I wish the sun would come out properly here.

  3. Wow, you are ricking those sun flares! I love them!

  4. Oops, I mead "rocking" those sun flares...