Saturday, November 06, 2010

Shadow Shots: Night Light

Night Light

Our first snow fell yesterday, and by evening this tree under the security light was glowing in the dark and casting long shadows.

I'm finally using my Canon Rebel T2i, but it's kicking my keester. I didn't expect a DSLR to be so much more complicated than the G9, as the G9 has many of the same features. I have yet to produce an image that satisfies me. Thank goodness I had the G9 first, or I'd be using the Rebel for a doorstop by now.



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15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shadow shot! It's easy to think of only sunlight and shadows and then I see shadows around the house and yard at night -- I might have better luck with those during the winter here in Seattle anyway! Such a lovely, snow covered tree! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Shirley said...

Beautiful tree in this photo!

Alissa Nicolau said...

This is a gorgeous shot! You really captured a special moment.

Good luck with the new camera!

Ralph said...

Snow is an artistic medium, and when combined with the dark of night and a flash, it is stylish art, indeed! My SSS last week captured this nice artistry of snow...

Not to worry about the SLR, the camera is merely a tool. The photo artist has the eye to capture great things, and you have that knack. The many features of your Canon may or may not be useful. You should just keep the fun in photography, as I am sure you always had!

EG Wow said...

Stunning shot! I always try to capture the first snowfall. :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

Elephant Ears' Shadows

Hey Harriet said...

Love that photo! So this one was taken using your Rebel? If so, it looks great and it seems that you're getting the hang of it. I'm glad that you're not using the Rebel for a doorstop!

Hope you have a super week :)

wanderlust said...

Beautiful, really beautiful!

Daryl said...

You will get used to it. I went from my little sturdy point & shoot to a HUGE DSLR and it took me a long time to feel comfortable AND get a good shot.......and snow .. snow .. GAH its barely November

MyMaracas said...

Sylvia, do try night shadows! They're very different and exciting to explore.

Shirley, it's actually a Russian olive, which is considered invasive. I don't have the heart to cut it down.

Alissa, EG, Chubskulit and Wanderlust - thanks! Glad you like this one.

MyMaracas said...

Ralph, you always have such kind things to say. It is easy to forget the fun part when you're frustrated with all the buttons and twiddly bits on the camera. Maybe it's time to set it on full auto and just snap away for a while.

Harriet, the jury is still out on the doorstop thing. Thanks for the encouragement!

Daryl, thanks for that comment. It gives me hope. And yeah ... snow already. It's not that early for it here in Indiana, but it still came as a shock.

Greenearth said...

Wow, that is stunning.

Photographer-Anairda said...

Simply fascinating! Congratulations for the photo!

#1Nana said...

Our first snow of the season is predicted tonight...you've given me some inspiration to try a few photos if it really does snow!

Kathy said...

Nice shot, none-the-less. I'm ready to put my Rebel in front of the door. I guess I've forgotten all I ever knew, because even with a new, better lens, I'm not lovin' the thing.

I'm going to buy a point and shoot to save myself some annoyance ... and try to learn the Rebel over time.