For those who went out during Nocturne this past Saturday to enjoy the art shows I'm sure you ran into lots of issues trying to photograph at night. I know in the heat of the moment I totally forgot how to properly photograph Incendia Motus. You can see on of my images below. In my brain, I kept thinking this is night time. So, ISO 1600, f1.8, and 1/125sec seemed reasonable and the small screen on the back showed a decent image. However, I didn't check or rely on my histogram. Oh, woe is me.
Had I checked, I would have realized that the flame was completely blown out. Maybe then I would have tried ISO 800, ISO 400 and then maybe move to 1/250 or 1/500 and then maybe f4, f5.6. Had I done that I might have ended up with a decent shot.
A blast of flame puts out a lot of light. So, my friends, when you go next year you'll see me sitting down in front of Incendia Motus again but this time I will not forget. This time I will make sure I take my time. I may end up there for 3 straight hours but I'm not leaving until I get the shot I want. My karate moto will spill over into my photography and with peace, perseverance, and hard work, I will reach my goal.
Cheers for now, see you next year in front of the Incendia Motus stage.