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Band of Brothers

I came across this band of brothers (there were 2 more who are not in this picture) somewhere between Zaventem (Brussels International Airport) and Leuven during a recent hike. We had gone for a night hike. It was 11:30pm when we met these boys. They were playing in the fields and on seeing on us ran to us. Probably they were amused on seeing a group of people, at such late hours, who didn’t appear locals. The boys got interested in my camera and wanted to see pics in it. I offered to take their photo. However it was not easy because it was already dark with only faint natural light available. The nearby street lamps didn’t help much. I had to take the pic using a slow shutter speed of 1/4s and it was difficult to keep the boys still :). But the smile, enthusiasm and the energy of the kids are worth more than a perfect click!

(PS: The lady in the picture was one of the hikers)

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  1. Rahul
    June 8, 2010 at 7:22 am

    You should’ve used the flash in this scenario. Natural light can not be captured all the time. So either up the ISO (D90 sensor is great at high ISO settings), or use flash, or slow the shutter (which you did). Maybe next time? 🙂

    • June 8, 2010 at 8:15 am

      Thnks Rahul. Flash wud hv been too hard. Ideally I would have experimented with ISO and shutter speed but with the kids that wasn’t an option :). The ISO of this pic is 800. True with D90 we can easily go up to 1600.

  2. June 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Usually, I bump up the ISO to max and play with the exposure keeping aperture to minimum (10mm). Steadiness is demanded in such situation and usually tripod is recommended.

    May be you will succeed next time 🙂

    Hope you dearly enjoyed your first hike.

    • June 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Guru… Hw is US :)? Thanks for your suggestions. Will try to improve it the next time. Yeah I enjoyed it very much and looking fwd to the next one. When are you coming back?

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