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Space & Time | Oct 26th, 2005
26 | October
"Space & Time"

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General: 8:41 PM on 10/14/05 | Canon 20D
Technical: 30sec | f/22.0 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-800
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

A 30 sec shot of tempe town lake. I took two images of this composition; one with the UV filter and one without. I ended up getting different results. This is the shot with the UV filter. For those of you who don't know, most lenses have UV filters just for protection, as they are pretty much clear (for all practical purposes). They do sometimes produce undesirable effects, however.

Here is the other shot. That is Abe in the background. The other reason I chose to post this shot (other than the annoying glare) is the motion of the people.

Site Note: I added a small bit of code to my exif function in order to cache the exif data (instead of pulling the exif data from a 5-10k image file every single time...including the RSS). Very ineffcient, originally, I know. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but heard it mentioned somewhere else and decided I would give it a try today. As a result, my site now displays photos almost twice as fast! The tests I ran earlier today showed around 0.3 sec before and 0.15 sec after. Not a huge time difference, but a significant percentage difference. As a result, my site should feel a bit more snappy, not to mention significantly reducing my server CPU usage (not that it really matters, haha).

categories: night reflections

Thoughts of: Nik
October 26th, 2005 at 12:28 PM

Great Night Shot!

Thoughts of: Abe
October 27th, 2005 at 1:55 AM

I like this shot - great, wide perspective. I like the lens flare and the rubbery poles, too.

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