Once in a year opportunity : ) .... messed up. : (

Started Dec 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
greenarcher02 Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: What do you expect at 1/6th?

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

greenarcher02 wrote:


You got a lot of it right, actually. There are focal lengths where 1/125 doesn't need a tripod. He was probably mulling about going slower than that hence the tripod and motion blur. He's a little... ADHD(?) in explaining things, but you got his main point anyway. Which brings us to the discussion on how it can be possibly done without a tripod. He actually gave a lot of scenarios, including the one he was unfortunately in. It's time we move on from the easy-peasy tripod, high ISO one, shall we? Let's also not discount the fact that for some reason, even if they know they'll be shooting at night, some photographers deliberately don't bring a tripod...


Thanks for the comic relief.

I, too, was getting a little tired of the repeated scolding by folks who enjoy that sort of thing.

You shoulda, shoulda, shoulda.... dumb lens selection, lack of planning, lack of tripod, use high iso, etc.

True, I shoulda anticipated that, but the reason I went into such detail is that I wanted some deeper analysis of the higher EV (shorter exposure with faster lens) including the lowering of ISO.... with the understanding that I wanted a photo of the coloured lights ... with some context.

Yes, there is a little more to it than

the easy-peasy tripod, high ISO



PS Never been accused of being ADHD(?) before! "Professorial" maybe, "pedantic" and "boring" too. And recently "forgetful". I'll have to look acronym that up!! (along with dyslexia)

PPS Check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_ADHD#Signs_and_symptoms

(bottom square, right side, good diagnosis, doctor!)


Thanks for your concern and we're fine. We got the better end of the typhoon.

LOL Sorry if it seemed offensive but it was meant as an expression and not really a diagnosis. A lot of people show signs of ADHD (that includes me, to some extent). But they're not really ADHD. I basically have almost half of those symptoms. So I might be? Dunno hahaha. I also tend to vomit words and words detailing things that may seem unnecessary to some, but necessary to me.

And yes, there's more to it. A lot of people seem to forget that not everyone can be ready. It's good to sometimes think about difficult circumstances. Different techniques that prioritize one thing (DR, low noise) over another (high light sensitivity) which may or may not be as effective as the norm. And scenarios that people might be in, at least they've read here what they can do to somehow still get an image even if caught up in a situation like yours. Tripod-less.

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