Nick Pegg

Word and Imagery Artist from Canada.

Tag: Night photography

Brent.

Brent Rambler

Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.

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In The Darkness.

I recently looked out my window and realized it was night. An urge to go play with camera settings out in the darkness came over me. Here are a few shots from that endeavor.

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Everyone’s first instincts are to point there camera’s at the moon and hope for the best. Well that’s exactly what I did. This is my attempt at a clear moon shot. – This was at an 8 second shutter time. – The first thing you notice is the Clouds, they do look cool but when trying to take a shot of the moon they seem to get in the way. Along with the light pollution coming from the city I live in reflecting off the clouds and back into the sensor on the camera. It still looks cool in a sense.

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Here is a cool shot of the school that I go to. –

Everything about this photo is wrong. Angles, placement, thirds blah blah. The story is that i was taking a 20 second shot of the opposite direction which did not turn out as planned, but while waiting the 20 seconds to pass by in hopes of a great shot, I looked behind me to see what I thought was a really bright star. Instead I realized it was a plane in the distances. quickly that distance was getting closer….. So I said to my self that the moment the shutter releases on the previous picture I’m going to spin the camera, place the “Heritage” Sign on the right and the dot of light in the center and open the shutter. –

This in the final product.

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“We sure don’t like darkness” Was my thought over this photo.

An excess of light.

Shimmer and Glisten.

I was heading out on a local adventure with a couple friends a few months ago and ran into a group of people lighting off sparklers for their friends nineteenth birthday. – So I asked if I could take some pictures of them.

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I had probably owned my Canon 60D for about a month at this point and relatively felt like I was an expert. – Much like a lot of people who own DSLR cameras feel like. 🙂

I cracked my shutter speed wide open and started playing around with it and learning quickly the do’s and don’ts of iso/aperture management when changing shutter speeds.

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I’m sure that in post I could brighten these up a lot and really make the colours shine and wow the viewer of these photo’s, but I lke to admire the fact that we are able to draw with light onto a sensor inside a mechanical box. And then these images come out.

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A smile can change everything, it can explode into so many words and feelings but still remaining a smile. I love this shot because it feels like I captured an explosion from a smile.