Posts Tagged: Christmas

When Santa came to Blarney

Santa came to Blarney on Sunday night for the switching on of the Christmas lights in the village and I was there to take a few photos. As also seen on the Muskerry News page.

Some dragging of the shutter may be involved. I love that effect!

* Dragging the shutter means to use a long shutter speed and a flash. The long exposure means you get more light from the dark background and lights. The flash illuminates the foreground. I usually set the exposure to -1 or -2 at f/8 so the exposure wasn’t too long.

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Santa in Blarney

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/5s

Santa at the GPO

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/320s

The Christmas Lights of Blarney

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 6s

Grand Parade Ferris Wheel

I used Magic Lantern to shoot 30 photos of this scene yesterday evening and made a video of it with ffmpeg.

ffmpeg -framerate 2 -pattern_type glob -i “2015-12-13*.jpg” -vcodec libx264 -s 1920×1280 -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf fps=25 out.mp4

Combining them into one one photo looks like this..

Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1.6s

Grand Parade Ferris Wheel

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 15s

Fly me to Moon with Santa!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 4s

Ferris Wheel and Lights

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s

Light Trails on Patrick’s Street

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 30s

Light Trails on Academy Street

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 13s