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Firemen in Leixlip

Posted by
ursulakatariina (Turku, Finland) on 9 November 2012 in Documentary & Street.

Yesterday evening the firemen were playing with their gear at the fire station back yard again. I went out and took few shots of them. As I was feeling quite uninspired, I resorted back using automatic settings in camera and refused to lift the flash even if the camera asked to do so. The shots aren't great but they aren't too bad either.
I usually don't use the auto settings, but sometimes it seems to be an ok option. :)

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 1/15 second F/4.0 ISO 800 13 mm

Nice to see you! I hope you enjoy seeing what I saw earlier.
Please, leave a comment so I know you have been here.

I got a colour spotlight, see it here.

Please read this.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Also I will not use automatic settings. It isn't very sporting spirit. This image is a still a good documentary.

9 Nov 2012 5:20am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Nice activity you caught in the spotlight

9 Nov 2012 7:12am

@Christine: Thank you!

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Great picture, often ask my camera flash, but a picture has been more successful without!:-))Haleja.

Good weekend for both of you!

9 Nov 2012 7:24am

@Oiva: Thank you!

Have a good weekend!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's not bad at all considering how strong that background light is shining directly into the lens.

9 Nov 2012 8:11am

@Curly: I have another one where the platform (or what ever it is called) is a little lower and hides the light, but it doesn't look as good as this one. I kind of like that strong light there.

Ari from Turku, Finland

Yökuvaus on oma taiteenlajinsa josssa tarkkuus ja valo ovat tärkeitä juttuja. Hyvin olet saanut pidettyä kameraa paikallaan pitkästä valotusajasta.

9 Nov 2012 11:45am

@Ari: Juu, pitäis jaksaa virittää tripodi ja käyttää itselaukaisinta/etälaukaisinta jotta tulisi varmasti hyviä yöllisiä kuvia, mutta joskus onnistuu näjemmä ihan suht kelvollisesti myös niin, että hetken mielijohteesta kävelee pimeässä pihalle aidanrakoon nojailemaan. :) Yleensä aina muutenkin olen kovin laiska tuota tripodia käyttämään vaikka monessa tilanteessa olisi varmasti ihan hyödyllinen kapistus.

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really atmospheric!

9 Nov 2012 2:28pm

@Richard: Thank you!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I think that things are always better with the flash off if you can get away with it. Nicely done

9 Nov 2012 3:05pm

@CElliottUK: I think some things look very good with the flash, but those need to be small and close.
Thank you!

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Do you often watch the firemen at night time?
Shot's fine, i like it this way, flash might have scared them away.

9 Nov 2012 4:05pm

@The Mouse: No, not too often - they only play around the station on Thursday evenings. :)
Thank you!

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice documentation

9 Nov 2012 4:39pm

@yiannis krikis: Thank you!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I don't like using a flash either. I think the lights look awesome in this image.

9 Nov 2012 6:11pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you!

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1/15 second
ISO 800
13 mm