BRIGHT PICTURES, LOW LIGHT – AGAINST ODDS

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These are two low-light pictures taken with my new f1.4 Leica 25mm lens. So what’s the big deal?

Because for the first time, I had a lens fast enough to shoot pictures in the house, even in dim light. It may not sound like much to you, but it was a big deal for me.

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Against the Odds | Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

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  1. Cool idea for this challenge. πŸ˜€

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    • I think the ONLY time I take “unintended” pictures is when I’m trying a new lens. The rest of the time, even though it may not come out the way I planned, I have something particular in mind, so it was fun to use pictures that really weren’t “real” pictures πŸ˜€ Thanks, Cee.

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  2. The photos are full of reflections and shadows.
    Leslie

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  3. Good stuff. A flash can ruin a picture sometimes, and completely ruins the mood for shots like this.

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  4. Very good effects with the lens.

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    • Thank you! This is a good lens for shooting inside. Fast. I was thrilled to get it, even in this case, second hand. So many of my pictures are “in” the house anyway, nice to have a lens that lets me take them brightly πŸ™‚

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  5. Well done and congratz indeed.

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  6. Both beautiful shots — especially so the indoors still-life!

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  7. Nice! My in-house pictures generally look like crap, and I never was able to figure out how to get the flash to work on my newer camera. At least I’ve learned to move the lamp closer to my “stage” when I’m shooting my critter plays unless I want the actors to look like they’ve got a bad case of mold…

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    • If you have a choice of using a spot meter rather than the regular standard meter, it will solve the problem. I think most cameras let you choose these days, so IF you can figure out where the setting is (and I can’t guarantee it because half the time, I can’t find the settings on my OWN camera!), just point the bright part on the brightest part of the picture and THEN press the shutter. I pretty much won’t use a flash almost ever. I just hate the way it looks. Makes everything flat.

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  8. Wow! Love the first still life study. Amazing. This is just beautiful, Marilyn.

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