Abstract Birds Canon 20D Cork Ireland Lights Long Exposure Night Photos Sigma 18-200 The Lough Urban

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.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1.6s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

4 replies on “The swans they are a coming”

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.


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