Saturday, March 11, 2017

Playing with fire

Last night  for lack of something better to do, I played with the camera. I was trying to get a good picture of a candle flame. It wasn't working out the way I wanted.

Either the flash went off and it looked like this


Or no flash and the flame just looked like a bright blurry blob.

I played with different settings including the manual setting. Still haven't got everything figured out yet but that's ok. More excuse to keep playing.

13 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Lots of different ways to snap it! I turn the flash off and do macro.

Mildred said...

I like your pretty St. Patrick's decor. Keep playing and be sure to share the results here.

Ratty said...

That first picture may look better than you think. When I first saw it I thought the flame was moving.

Christine said...

I think the first shot is pretty good! Have fun!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

....I'm right there with you, I love 'playing' with the camera features. Besides, it fun!!

Actually, I like 'em both...they're neat photos.

Latane Barton said...

I like it with the flash. But, that's just me.

Marg said...

It is fun to play with the camera and see what works. I do like the first picture.Looks good to us.

Sandra said...

the best way to get the flame with your new camera is put on the long lens, stand about 8 feet away and use zoom to focus on just the flame. you can't get a clear photo of flame and the candle holder. that is really hard. sent in a chair and practice zooming on small things, hold the button down and keep trying to get it to focus. I did that for hours. the short lens will work, just play a few feet away and use zoom on it to...

Sandra said...

I am The Expert on PLAYING and PLAYING with FIRE...but you knew that. when I saw the title I got All Excited

Out on the prairie said...

backlighting or side lighting might help, now you will have me playing with fire. LOL

Sandee said...

I love the one with the flash the best. Too cute. Love that decoration.

Have a fabulous day off. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

SweetMarie said...

I like the second one best because it's glowing and soft looking. :) when I've taken pics of the fire in the fp I put it on manual and step back about four feet. :) I've got so much on my camera to learn. lol
happy Saturday!! we're off to look at more houses. :)
hugs,
Marie

Grace said...

I like that second shot a lot. What were you trying to capture?

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