Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday, October 7th, Albi


What's up with the few photos over the past week that are blurry and yellow-light? Usually, cameras aren't allowed in the caves, especially when using flash photography. The industry believes that the light damages the stone carvings. It's the same with some museums, though they are more often concerned more with the commercial use of their property images. Prehistory caves may be beginning to care about that too, since they are selling drawings and what look like photos of some images.

In response, I've been experimenting with the non-flash capabilities of my camera in all low light situations, including our evening walks. Most of it so far has turned out too blurry to make out what it is. Since you aren't allowed to touch the walls inside caves (worries about the walls picking up our bacteria), it's hard to get the camera still for the long exposures necessary. While things in caves can sometimes remain still, people move about. That's true also in general night scenes, or inside churches. But I'm getting better, and it sometimes results in a shot that conveys the sense and feel of what's being experienced. Bear with me, I won't include too many of them. As a large part of our days are in low light (museums, caves, churches, nightly dinner walks), you'd miss out on a lit we're up to.

To see the photos we took today, click on:
Wed, Oct 7th

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