Monday, September 27, 2010

Ettukudi photos : A village off Nagapattinam

Finally got time to host these photos. Not many pictures on the web of this temple.

Nikon D5000 18-55mm VR

M urugan Temple

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Action photos: The pool on a sunny afternoon

In mid - air action photograph: the cannon ball jump in a 4ft pool!

And the splash

Under water!!

ISO 200 // f/3.2 // 1/2500 s // Nikon D5000// 35mm f/1.8G
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

When to use manual focus in a DSLR?

Ever since I got my prime lens AF-S 35mm f/18G I have got a couple of out of focus shots in portraits.

I have switched off my auto focus assist light when shooting low light photos of my kids. I find that the Auto focus is unable to focus at large apertures and does not snap the moment when I want it to.

In fact, if forced, it gives out of focus pictures. The best thing to do in low light with large apertures is to switch to manual focus.

An example of low light auto-focus

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Two photos to show what you can do with a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G prime lens

The prime lens that I wrote about is best for taking photographs with (1) Closeups and (2) background blur. I have never taken these ISOs in a moving car in low light!

It definitely is proving to be my street lens! (Nikon AF-S 35mm F/1.8G)

Nikon just yesterday has announced a f/1.4G lens but I dont think I can afford that price - at close to Rs1 Lakh + compared to around Rs. 15K for this one.