Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wait until dark

This new camera is dangerous. It allows me take pictures in the dark – no flash required. 

Daffodil used to think she could lay on the couch and watch tv, 
safe from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Not anymore.



Smooch: My couch. 
Me: Smooch, it's not nice to chase Daffodil. She wasn't hurting a thing. Jealousy does not become you.
Smooch: But "Downton Abbey" is about to start and you know it's my favorite show.
Me: Mine, too, but that's beside the point.



Daffodil: You'd better put that damn dog outside before "Breaking Bad" comes on.



Snapper: My dreams are better than any of your tv shows.


Anyway, once I realized how great this camera works in the low light inside the house, 
I had to take it outside after dark to see what would happen.


You're probably thinking, "it wasn't dark when she took these."


But it was. Honest. This camera magically compensates for the lack of light.



You just can't get these colors in the daytime.



So my picture-taking window of opportunity has expanded exponentially with this camera. 
No more watching tv in the evenings, I'll be outside playing with my camera instead.


Except on Sunday nights.


25 comments:

  1. Great shots! Great camera!

    Best always, Sandra

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  2. What kind of setting are you using? How does it not blur at such low light? Were you using a tripod?

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  3. Taryn, here are the specs for that last shot of Hank:
    f/1.8
    1/60 sec
    ISO: 6400

    I was shooting in P mode with the auto ISO turned on, no tripod. I don't remember the highest ISO possible with my old camera but 6400 is the max on this one and it sure does the trick - with very little noise!

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  4. I have had the D7000 for a couple months and a few other bloggers recently got one too. I enjoy looking at the photos and learning what others are doing. Beautiful photos. Is that the kit lens or another one?

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  5. Love the quality of the low light/no light photos!

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  6. Denise, all these were taken with a Nikkor 50mm 1.8. I didn't buy the kit lens with the camera.

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  7. Oh man, I am way jealous of your new, magical camera! But if anyone has one, I'm glad it's you--because I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with it!!

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  8. OMG your pictures are awesome! I will try turning up the ISO and practice more.

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  9. George looks stunning in blue.
    It was nice to meet your inside herd in various states of repose.

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  10. Estella from Co.1/12/12, 8:08 AM

    What can I say YOU'RE GOOD....have fun. Hugs to the kids

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  11. Alexander(the great)1/12/12, 8:10 AM

    Hank is so handsome in the evening light, he should have port and cigars with the gentlmen at Downton Abbey!

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  12. Carol in Colorado1/12/12, 8:14 AM

    I am jealous of your photos and the camera. That is all I am going to say.

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  13. Cool pictures, even in the dark areas! Enjoy your new "toy!"

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  14. I love the effects. No one can hide from the camera anymore! :-)

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  15. Me Jealous! Me gotta try it with my new camera! (which is NOT a Nikon!)LOL Love the photos, and I too, can't wait to see future photos!

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  16. Ooooh! I know what I'll be doing later tonight...

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  17. Question: Did you have your picture control or white balance amped up for the outdoor shots?

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  18. That camera doubles your picture taking opportunities! Nice.

    Also a fan of Downton Abbey - I always knew Smooch had good taste. ;)

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  19. I have that same 50mm lens. I will have to try some nighttime shots. Maybe after the temperatures at night are just a little warmer:-)

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  20. Wonderful photos! I am so jealous - of your camera and of your skill!

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  21. The nighttime shots are so intimate. I feel like I'm invisible, standing right there. Looking around in the moonlight. Beautiful.

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  22. The colors are magical..............and don't let me come to your ranch...........Daffodil would disappear...... into
    my suitcase :)

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  23. Thanks a lot for telling me the settings for these night shots! I'll have to experiment although I seriously doubt my camera has that high an ISO.

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  24. Digging the image quality!

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