We had a full moon last night and I went out to experiment with some long exposure shots using my phone’s camera.
I have a mini Gorilla Pod that I bought before the move, but haven’t had a chance to use other than testing it when I first bought it. I was able to use it to attach my phone to our driveway gate for a few shots, then at one of the wagon wheels on the fence beside the gate for a few more.
First, my favourite of the bunch.
This was taken from the wagon wheel beside the gate, using the manual setting on the camera. To be honest, I can barely see the numbers on the screen, so I was really winging it when adjusting the settings. For this one, it was taken using f/1.5, 4 second exposure, ISO-50.
This one was taken just a few minutes earlier, from the gate.
It’s a terrible picture, but it demonstrates just how much colour and brightness a long exposure can capture, even in the dead of night!
f/1.5, 30 second exposure, ISO-3200.
While I was taking shots at the gate, I flipped the camera and took a shot of the sky. So this next photo was taken in the exact same location as the bright photo above; just pointing the camera lens straight up.
I was really surprised by how blue the sky turned out! Other pictures I tried later, with longer exposures, from further down the driveway had a black sky. Possibly because this area was much brighter from the full moon?
f/1.5, 10 second exposure, ISO-1600
I’m rather liking this little Gorilla Pod I have! One of these days, I’ll even be able to use it for the purpose I bought it – once I reclaim my crafting table.