ND – Grey, Mild, Very Very Very Blue
…previous articles covering Birmingham’s Artsfest 2010, it would be unfair to cast coverage without highlighting some of the amateur and unexpected entertainment on offer.
DIY Busker 1
Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 185mm, Exposure 1/100 @ F6.3, ISO 200, I was standing fairly close by in good light, so upped the aperture to F6.3 to get the lens sharp and left the ISO at its base level hopeful that the VR would ensure a blur free shot. Bingo.
I found this guy in Birmingham’s New Street, surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd. His equipment says it all, but he sounded good, until he sang!
DIY Busker 2
Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 240mm, Exposure 1/160 @ F5.6, ISO 320, The busker's hands were moving much faster than his feet, so I pushed up the ISO a little, dropped the aperture a little, and despite pushing the focal length further 'almost' got everything steady at the resultant 1/160 second. Yeah, his fingers were too quick for me and I misjudged it. Should have pushed the ISO up to the 500-800 range to get the shutter fast enough
(c) Nakedigit 2010