A couple of photos from Water Fire on the Mile this weekend. One taken with a slow-shutter speed as you would usually see recommended for night time photos. It gives a nice shot, allows for a lot of light to enter the photo, get the lights reflecting off the river, etc.
The other, in order to get a tight detail on the fires, was taken at a 1/500 shutter speed, which required a whole lot of waiting for the exact moment the auto-focus on the Dimage was in perfect focus and getting the picture. The quick shutter speed catches the fire great, and leaves you with a completely black background, because of the lack of light that got into the shutter.
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Two different ways to take pictures and two good, but diverse, results.