February 24, 2011

Chinese New Year Parade in the City

I do not think I cracked this nut.  Combination of poor weather, limited access (or rather my lack of mobility - no excuse for that) and poor choice of the lens made this a fiasco.  I wanted to try the new 24mm prime so much I used it with too shallow death of focus.  By the end D90 had trouble auto focusing in such low light conditions.  Hand holding a CLS-driven SB600 worked though as expected.

What might have worked:
  • use tele lens for shots like this.
  • 16mm lens from inside the parade
  • setting an area with soft light behind a big diffuser panel or just finding a location where flashes could be bounced off.
Oh well, you live you learn.

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