Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Photo Experiment on My Virus "Cure"

Let's "kill two birds with one stone" as the saying goes...

  • this is a health post, a natural health cure
  • experimenting with simple settings on my camera, Canon IXUS 145
For years I've been using a very simple "cure" for "colds" and other viral annoyances. I drink water, tap-room temperature, that has freshly squeezed lemon juice added. Yesterday, I, davka, added another simple natural ingredient, a bit of fresh ginger. And since then my "scratchy, then painful throat has softened into a runny nose, but my hip now hurts a bit. Actually it hurts less now than earlier in the day. And Gd willing this little "virus" will soon be gone. 

Now for the photo experiment. 

no flash
1/50 sec. f/3.2 5mm, ISO 800
flash fired
1/60 sec. f/3.2 5mm, ISO 125
Slow Sync flash mode
1/10 sec. f/9 5mm, ISO 500
These photos are totally untouched, unedited, not even cropped. So you can see that I was the same distance from the glass mug when I shot the pictures. All three were done at the sametime, with barely seconds between them. All adjustments were done automatically by the camera. All I did was choose the flash mode from none, flash and slow sync.

Which do you like better? 

2 comments:

Rickismom said...

The best lighting here you would probably get by using an off- camera light (not overhead) from the side with a spare lamp. Addition of whiie poster on the other side would give a bit of blendong in of reflected light from the second side. The slow-synch does nothing as your subject is not moving. The slow synch is good for catching the subject at the end of a moving shot (like light trails), Your slow sunch shot being 1/10th of a sec. Gives you a figher f stop which goves you depth of focus but assuming you have no tripod you need to set it on a firm surface and use delayed timer to avoid camera shake. As it is here it is less sharp.

Batya Medad said...

Thanks for the explanation.