One finds, as ones march through life grinds on, that noise becomes less and less of a necessity and more of a hindrance. The need to bounce the wing mirrors to the beat of such delights as Subliminal Verses or Killing In The Name Of dwindles and fades and is replaced by the dulcet tones of Roman Mars (99% Invisible), Eddie Mair (iPM and PM), a shed load of Radio Four and gentle podcasts.
But, every now and then there’s a burst… A Nevermind (Forever in you dept Kurt) moment , all the f**ks go out the window as you mutter “bugger the Tinnitus” and the volume goes up to 7ish. Rock, and if I have to admit it myself, Roll!
I can hear you, “what the hell has this got to do with photography?” well… It’s a tenuous link but as I’ve progressed through my 365 challenge I have learnt loads. And there are a number of rules that stand out:
1. Shoot RAW
2. Slow down Tiger
3. I said slow down Buddy!
4. Back Button Focus
5. Get to know your gear
6. Get to know a good money lender so you can get the gear you want
7. Make do with what you’ve got
9. ISO is a word, not an acronym you pronounce it eeeso or if you speak proper, Eye S Oh (Arhh)
11. Do what makes you feel great
12. And don’t forget your settings… or your memory card, or your battery charger, or your will to live!
13. Don’t make too many rules…
What I am so desperately trying to say is I got a couple of shots off tonight, it was dark and I wanted a deep depth of field so my aperture was narrow as hell and 30 second exposures with a tripod but the photos were not that impressive (see at the end of the blog) I opened (lowered) my aperture and reset my ISO to 6500, the shutter speed dropped to 2.5 sec and this happened…
I know when I get home and get the chance to look with light room it’s going to be noisy but hey, compare it to the ISO 100, 30 second shot, there’s no comparison!
So, as I intended with this blog, lesson learnt! Two actually, one don’t be so rigid, and two, go between the extremes.
All shots here are SOOC.
Petrols On Peeps!
Elsewhere Port Refinery.