My first attempt to capture the stars!

Well night sky is beautiful. This is always in my bucket list to capture the night sky. Well, I couldn’t manage the time or equipment to do so.

So, I got out this time, away from the city where the light pollution makes us blind. I went out there, as I way trying to capture my first image, I was struggling to capture enough light. But as soon as I did some work around, I was amazed at the results.

Soon after, I looked up and was stunned to see so many details as my eyes adjusted to the light.

First location was a little bit crowded with trees and I couldn’t get the clear shot I was looking for. Then, the next location was amazing. It was a beach, open, very little trees with definite views.

Not bad for a first timer though, huh!

What could go wrong with the fifteen second long exposure right? Well car lights passing by! 😦


Take a picture of the road!

I love travelling. It’s even more fun when they place is beautiful surrounded by nature. All the turns and twists reveals a new landscape to take in. I think journey is more interesting than reaching destination as it takes you to unprecedented ways on your travel.

How to take amazing captures on the road?

Trust me guys I know it’s very frustrating to not stop the car every now and then to take pictures of beautiful views. So, you have to capture it from inside the car which is fast moving like 100kms/hour lol (thats dangers, don’t do it unless your speed limit allows you to)

So get going pals. Take up your camera, turn the shutter speed all the way up, better to use manual focus for desired results! Or move it to sports mode, make sure the HDR background detailing is on if you want sharp background!

It’s better to take raw images so you don’t lose any small detail that would have been enhanced with post processing. Or, use the largest JPEG format possible. Give them some edits, apply some filters, color gradients and boom!! upload!

How the camera works?

Imagine you are standing in the middle of a room with no windows, doors or lights. What do you see? Well, nothing because there’s no light. Now imagine you pull out a flashlight and turn it on. The light from the flashlight moves in a straight line. When that beam of light hits an object, the light bounces off that item and into your eyes, allowing you to see whatever is inside the room.

All light behaves just like that flashlight — it travels in a straight line. But, light also bounces off of objects, which is what allows us to see and photograph objects. When light bounces off an object, it continues to travel in a straight line, but it bounces back at the same angle that it comes in at.

That means light rays are essentially bouncing everywhere in all kinds of different directions. The first camera was essentially a room with a small hole on one side wall. Light would pass through that hole, and since it’s reflected in straight lines, the image would be projected on the opposite wall, upside down. While devices like this existed long before true photography, it wasn’t until someone decided to place material that was sensitive to light at the back of that room that photography was born. When light hit the material, which through the course of photography’s history was made up of things from glass to paper, the chemicals reacted to light, etching an image in the surface.

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