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Monthly Archives: February 2011

20 Feb 2011

Coco : Cat Macro – Photo of the Week

I hadn’t taken many photos this week but this one of Coco the cat, I really love. Using Macro mode on the Canon 450D, with the flash bounced off the ceiling which allows for a soft tone but enough to give sharpness. I also upped the ISO to 400 as the light was low and shot at f/5.7 to get some nice Depth of Field going on. She made a great model and looked straight down the lens. Hope you […]

13 Feb 2011

How using IS on a Tripod can cause blurry images

Did you know that by having your Image Stabilization (IS) or Vibration Reduction(VR) can cause Blurry images? Some people told me this is a myth, I even found some websites saying this wasn’t the case. So I tried it out myself. I setup a shot with a 30 second exposure, on a tripod, F/18 shot with a cable release to avoid any shutter-depression induced shake. Shot 1 : Image Stabilisation Turned ON Shot 2 : Image Stabilisation Turned OFF As […]

06 Feb 2011

Arthurstown to Passage East at Sunset – Photo of the Week

This weeks photo of the week is not a very long exposure. Only 1.6s at F20 (ISO 100) but the colours I really like. I have cropped the photo to make it more landscape – the photo was taken at Arthurstown in County Wexford looking towards Passage East across the river. I took a few others at the time but the colours were less vibrant, also some birds in the area caused long exposure ghosting effects as they flew across […]