Colors, Low Light, and Slow Shutter Speed Handheld

The image for this post is another one of my favorites from our recent visit to the Science Center. There is an area in the “Kids’ Room” that is meant to imitate what it might be like to be in a submarine and go diving. The lights are dim but colorful, and there is a small area where they use a black light bulb as a light source in addition to other lights.

I took this photo of my middle child sitting in the black light bulb area. The resulting image is full of various color casts and due to the dim lighting I had to shot the image at 1/15th of a second hand held. Oddly I sort of like the result even though I wish her eyes had a more obvious catchlight from something. Yes, it could have been sharper, and the slight blur caused by the slow shutter speed is quite obvious, and the colors are super strong. A mix of strong saturated colors is normally not my thing, yet I think they work here. Or maybe I’m the only one who thinks that they work here, just because I was there and know how pretty there were in real life and my brain is tricking me to think that they are pretty on my photograph also. Anything’s possible.

(90mm, ISO 1000, f/2.8, 1/15 sec)


6 responses to “Colors, Low Light, and Slow Shutter Speed Handheld

  1. For some reason I can’t see the image you posted. It shows a “code” instead…
    I saw that on my post from yesterday too about the man on the highway. Can you see both images that I posted as part of that blog? Thanks Anneli


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