Tag Archive: low-light


Instagram a Day: Day 8

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After completing this project for a whole week I almost forgot to take a photo on day 8. Driving somewhere at dusk I snapped this photo of a large enclosed electrical outpost area. That’s the technical term you know. Due to the low light and movement it created an abstract effect. I love the giant spark plug looking things, another technical term. ­čśť

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Both of these shots were taken on our drive/move back to Virginia from Texas. My Mom flew down so that she could drive back with the kids and I, since my husband had to stay a few months longer. It was a pretty nice trip. We stopped in Arkansas and saw some old friends and another friend in Tennessee. It was nice to take a different route back other than the lower southern states. I got to go through many places I had never been to before. Both of these shots were taken with the point and shoot Nikon. They are both pretty bad quality, but once again capture moments in time. The first one was taken outside the Jonesboro, AR Cracker Barrel while waiting for my friends to show up for a goodbye breakfast. You can see my Mom and daughter in the background playing checkers, sitting in rocking chairs. The second one was taken in the gorgeous mountains of Tennessee. We had to stop for a poopy diaper change. The sun was going down and I attempted to get a photo of the mountains and changing sky, but the light was too low. It was such a poor image I changed it to black and white to try and salvage it. I added some other photos from the trip, also taken with the point and shoot.

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“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” ~Gail Lumet Buckley

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“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ~Lin Yutang

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My son marking off state license plates.

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My daughter reading.

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My Mom driving.

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Night driving in the mountains of TN.

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Another last-minute shot, but hey, at least I’m keeping up with them. This was a hand-held, very low shutter speed shot. It might even been on bulb again, I can’t remember. Who says you must have a tripod with low light? I was pleased with the way this looked just being black and white. I didn’t think it needed anything else. Sometimes it’s nice to have just a straight photograph without all the added info.

“The camera can photograph thought.” ~Dirk Bogarde