Playing with the Nokia Lumia 1020 shutter speed

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It was Kaila’s (my Wife) birthday yesterday, and all she requested was sparklers. Turned out to be a ton of fun!

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All the photos here were taken with the Nokia Camera app on my Lumia 1020. All settings were default except shutter speed was set to 4 seconds. I didn’t have my 1020 camera cover so these are all taken free hand (no tripod) which means they’re slightly blurred (pretty hard to hold a phone still for 4 seconds Winking smile). The photos are untouched besides cropping and upping the contrast a bit.

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Making a halo for Kaila. What is pretty impressive here is how light it looks in the sky – it was actually too dark to see without lights.

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As far as I can work out, the flash went off in this photo which creates a pretty eerie image. Thinking about it now, it would have made some awesome images if we did that more. Maybe next year Winking smileWP_20140201_21_39_11_Pro

Tried to make a smiley. Pretty hard to get the timing right, and block out the light between each line.WP_20140201_21_25_12_Pro

Attempting to make wings.WP_20140201_21_53_05_Pro

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Sword fighting!WP_20140201_21_35_01_Pro

Obese smiley.WP_20140201_21_17_38_Pro

Mostly a heart.WP_20140201_21_40_54_Pro

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