In yesterday’s blog, I showed what happens when your settings are correct for shooting fireworks. It seemed like 1/60th of a second was the sweet spot for keeping everything in focus (f/2.8 and 640 ISO with a Nikon 24-70mm lens).
Of course, when it comes to photography—like life—the good often is accompanied by the bad and the ugly. Or in this case, the too-slow shutter speed.
As I was merrily clicking away after last Friday night’s Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game, I noticed that at times my shutter wasn’t keeping up with my index finger. The reason? There wasn’t enough light in the sky at times, so the shutter was ever so slow. Like 1/5th of a second at times, as in most of these photos, which is tough without using a tripod.
Normally, when I blur photos, I delete them. No one thinks you’re a good photographer if you display your lousy pics . . . especially on Facebook, people!
But these missed-it-by-THAT-much pix intrigued me. Just because they weren’t sharp and in focus didn’t make them uninteresting.
The funky fireworks seem artsy to me. They also have value and beauty.
In a sloooooow kinda way.