Winged Angel Girl

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This very dark photo was taken late in the evening at Sydney Central Station. The light was less then desirable and I did not have my flash with me. I’ve used ISO 1600 to bust the sensitivity of the camera. The radiant face of this pretty Asian angel girl and her snow white wings captured enough light to create a very interesting and surreal photograph. I hope my impromptu model will not throw away my business card and visit this site to see herself here.

News stand at night

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In traditional film based photography once you’ve loaded the film into the camera you were stuck with all the parameters of that film until the roll was filled with photographs. This meant that if you had a day film (ISO 100 or 200) your night shots required long exposure time or use of flash, which sometimes is not desired at all.

With the emergence of digital photography we can now vary the sensitivity for each frame. This photographs for example of a Asian man in his news stand taken at Sydney Circular Quay was taken at ISO 800. This allowed for quite brisk exposure time and no need for flash. Canon’s sensors (in my case Canon EOS 30D) in particular have a very clean high ISO results and there is no visible noise in the photograph at this setting.