Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, June 19, 2009

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Wednesday night the sky was so clear, except for all these puffy clouds.

I grabbed the new camera and the 18-55mm lens and the tiny tripod I also received. Set up on the front steps of Nancy's home and began shooting. (all biggie by clickie)

First is the camera set to 1/4 of a second exposure and the aperture set to 3.5. Not what my eyes were seeing - way too dark - but perfect for a night of telling spooky stories.

Next, I set the exposure to 4 seconds and what you see in the sky is a plane which had just taken off from the Memphis Airport (maybe a FedEx flight). I thought it was still too dark...

Then I moved the camera and shot for 8 seconds and the picture became almost daylight. The yellow cast on the right is from a street light.

Finally, I went back down to 4 seconds and this is the result.

I also got about 5 RUBY TUESDAY posts out of the evening, so we will begin sharing them soon.

This is off the Target Exclusive CD - a bonus track if you bought your CD there - ...I know Matt-Man will not listen (he has no taste), but give it a click and hear a fantastic song by a talented young man..."Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness"


12 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Says:
  2. I hadn't heard that song, since I got my copy from iTunes.

  3. Starrlight Says:
  4. Can't look at sky. Eyeballs too tired. Must get coffee....

    I am trying to pop in to folks today. And I even posted!!

  5. Bond Says:
  6. TRAVIS: I really like it

    STARR: Get some rest this weekend!

  7. Pamela Says:
  8. Guido sent me to wish you a "Happy Birthday, or else."

  9. Vinny, Great shots! Boy do I wish I had a camera like yours to experiment with! And I'm eager to see the Ruby Tuesday posts you got! :)

  10. Tug Says:
  11. Very nice photos - and I *LOVE* that you're playing with your new camera!! How are you liking it so far?

  12. katherine. Says:
  13. you got the music blog...
    the food blog...

    you'll have to start a photo blog...

    Schmoop says matt-man tastes good...and is less filling...


  14. storyteller Says:
  15. Very kewl sky captures!!!
    Hugs and blessings,

  16. Dana Says:
  17. Cool pix!

  18. Patti Says:
  19. Those sky photos with your new fancy camera came out really cool.
    The plane looks like a shooting star.

    I didn't participate this week. :-(

    Must get organized.

  20. Mimi Lenox Says:
  21. Katherine! Don't give him any ideas. He's got a wedding to get ready for. We can't have him all pre-occupied with another blog!

  22. Coco Says:
  23. Great pics! The music thingy was blanked out when I got here so I couldn't hear it. :(


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