Posted July 4, 2015on:
Today, I’m a bit late with my First Friday Photo post. We were cleaning house and moving furniture. All sorts of my least favorite, but necessary, activities…
That means my head just wasn’t on blogging or pictures or pretty much anything until just before I should have gotten ready for karate. I’m not going to that tonight because there’s a Dr. Who event at the local Barnes & Noble that the Boodle wants to go to… yes, I’ll take pictures and post them one of these days.
Anyway… my contribution for the First Friday Photo is a small foreshadowing of the thing I’m planning on doing tomorrow… which is trying to capture a near-perfect camera RAW image of a firework using manual mode (despite it being slower for my camera to process and write to its compact flash card).
I’ve had some luck with auto-mode shots. My old Canon G5 can write JPEGs to its CF card reasonably fast. It’s a dog at writing RAWs though. And RAWs with a reasonable exposure-time? Good time to catch a cat-nap between shots….
So I’m actually very happy to have captured these last Thursday during the Tri-City ValleyCats game:
They aren’t perfect, but they are exceptionally detailed captures. And I learned a bit trying to catch these, such as I should ignore my camera’s exposure warning and speed up the shutterspeed just a touch more (the excess light in the Finale shot means I could even turn down the ISO a nudge and get a less noisy image).
And the top image? What do you think it is? How do you think it was taken? Any guesses?
If you’ve got an image you’d like to share, jump on in and post your picture to the First Friday blog hop. We’re a social group, and we love to talk and discuss our images.