Thursday, January 5, 2012

5/365 Photo Project - Ghosts on Summer St

Ghosts on Summer St, Boston Ma

This evening while heading out to Jerry Remy's Seaport for a few beers after work I took this shot at dusk using my cameras 'night scene' mode on my Canon SX230HS. This mode takes 3 quick consecutive full resolution shots and combines them in to one image in camera, no post processing necessary.

The Canon manual recommends using a tripod but I have a very steady hand and found that resting against a electrical box on this sidewalk helped hold the camera steady as I shot the traffic passing by. I found this a fun option to play, as shown in the photo above using this function has the side effect of showing 3 ghostly images of any subjects in the frame that have moved between each shot. In this case the mini bus moving off at high speed to the distant horizon. I look forward to playing some more with this option and see if using it during the daylight could possibly be a cheap man's HDR mode (be sure to check out my previous HDR blog post for more details). Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS

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