The swans they are a coming

Swans rush to the bank of the Lough looking for bread from the crazy guy hanging over the water with a large black object…

This shows off one of my favourite night-time techniques. Long exposure with a flash. The long exposure captures the background while the flash illuminates the foreground objects, along with some nice movement blur.
It works really well at parties when people are dancing, especially if you’re lucky to capture a laughing face while the body is in motion.


  1. Reply
    micki January 17, 2007

    I can see this working well at a party! Looks good on the swans as well.

  2. Reply
    deepak April 26, 2007

    Can you tell me what camera you used for capturing the above swan picture?
    I am looking to buy a new camera and i am very interested in developing my phototgraphic skills.


  3. Reply
    Donncha O Caoimh April 27, 2007

    Deepak – that was taken with a Canon 20D, but it could have been taken with any reasonably complex camera.

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