Shot Blind

toragstorags Major grinsPosts: 4,054Registered Users Major grins

On my recent trip to the Mekong Delta, I would get on deck before sunrise... total darkness

Hoping to get a sunrise (didn't happen - too cloudy) and shoot the night fisherman (who use nets)

I blundered into shooting blind

Aiming at an indistinguishably black blob, I would half press the shutter and wait until the AF locked onto the subject then press

The camera found what I couldn't see and the auto ISO displayed a brightened frame on the lcd... too cool...

Rags

Comments

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,208Super Moderators moderator

    I don't think I would have thought of your technique, very cool!
    And I like this image.

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,463Registered Users Major grins

    You captured the mood well, Rags

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,957Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Nice--your camera has a good eye :wink:

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,054Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks folks... a valuable bumble... :D

    Rags
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 2,939Registered Users Major grins

    Very cool.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,868Registered Users Major grins

    That must have been some trip! Wish I had had a chance to do it, but when I was going to Vietnam, I was robbed on my way to Airport as someone broke into car and took everything and couldn't go as passport was stolen too. It was a while back but it cursed my luck since as I have not been able to do any trip outside the Country since.

    You got decent exposure for complete darkness. Look forward to more from the trip or paste a link please.

    Cheers!

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,054Registered Users Major grins

    Hey 'bum here you go...

    https://ragspix.smugmug.com/1710-Cambodia-Vietnam/

    https://ragspix.smugmug.com/1711-CambdiaVietnam-Mekong-Delta/

    Your last trip plan was a bummer... sorry to hear you couldn't make it

    But if you do go.... be prepared for some emotional engagement

    Talking with some of the Cambodian descendants of war's collateral damage; it stimulated some strong feelings I had when the war was being fought

    But it was worth it

    Rags

    Rags
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,868Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for sharing these Rags! I saw all 587!! What a magical trip! Now I am more enthuses than ever to try!
    Sweet captures!
    Cheers!

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,054Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks 'Bum

    I suggest you look into northern India

    Old Delhi, Varanasi, Agra... It was the best trip of my life

    I have some shots on my site...

    Rags
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