Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pitch Dark Deer Photo

So anyways, I did go to Redwood Alliance the other day (for one afternoon). It's this Christian campground retreat thingy in Occidental, CA. My mom wanted to hear a speech, and I agreed to tag along mainly because I knew it was on a mountain and I guessed I could get some really nice photos there. So anyways, on the way home, I saw two deers on the side of the road. It was about 9 o'clock and it was pitch dark on the highway. I knew it was too dark to take a photo, but I decided to take a shot at it. Using my camera's built in flash, and about 10 seconds while the camera sensor tried to auto focus, I got a shot of the deer. I know the following picture doesn't look like much, keep reading. :)

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Due to my camera's slowness at night, I only managed to get a picture of the deer's butt... Sadly. XD So after some touching up in Photoshop (auto adjustments). Take a look at the result!

Surprising isn't it?! That's the power of Photoshop people! :P Anyways, as you can see my built-in flash did nothing but illuminate the signs, did little for the deer. I was very surprised that Photoshop managed to restore a lot of the colors! I didn't even see that much! All I saw was almost pitch darkness! HAHA I will post the Alliance Redwood photos in a few days! :)

Anyways here is an update (12-16-2011), I have posted up the rest of the photos I took at Alliance Redwoods. Here they are:
Anyways here is a some more info on the configuration I used:
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Focal Length: 32mm
ISO: 300
White Balace: Auto