Save Bad Photos Series: Full Moon

June 27, 2012

Not every photo we took a shot of comes out great. It can turn out dark, unfocused or there are some photobombers around. There are a number of factors to consider – the camera itself, the lighting, the environment. I know most people know that already, so I won’t enumerate all of it here.

Starting my ‘save bad photos!’ series with one of my failed attempts to capture the beauty of a full moon.

I suck at putting watermarks before, since I wanted to use the color blue (which is my favorite :P)

Venue: Ayala Triangle Park, Ayala, Makati City

Date: November 17, 2010

My digital camera is not good taking pictures in low light places or during night time, so the image turned out dark (I honestly don’t use flash that much.) I can’t find the original image anymore, so you would see.

This is like how Jar of Saltย save her photos (but she does it better ^_^).ย I enhanced this photo using Picasa, since I’m not that good with Photoshop. The maroon part is a tree with Christmas lights dangling on it while the building on the right is the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

Still I find this beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I use picasa too to edit my photos. I’m so lazy to explore photoshop..hehe. I have lots of bad Shots too, sometimes I feel upset after going to a place I know will take me a lifetime to comeback like a different country and I don’t have a single good shot of the place… Frustrating! Hehe but it is what it is… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Ordinary camera couldn’t get the right feature of the an object. It’s the lens that do the trick and also the aperture and the speed of the camera to take the shot. At least you’ve done your part. It’s a good try.

  3. Photos with so much clarity wow me, but those that are not as clear can still be beautiful. In fact, I like the rawness of a blurred, insufficiently lighted shot. Your photo is one such shot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi. The camera has nothing to do really with the kind of picture you took. It’s the eye behind the camera. I remembered when I started photography, I was just using my Sony Ericson phone. The first SE phone that comes with a good music and camera. I just take and take pictures.

    What’s important is the amount of light and your composition. Try using the rule of thirds.

    There are photos that you think aren’t good but for most, they look great. It depends on how the person sees it. It depends on how you see it.

    Totally, it’s 80% depends on how the artist sees it.

    You’re an artist!

    1. Thanks for that! ๐Ÿ™‚
      It’s just that the camera doesn’t cooperate in lowlight or night time :))

      Oh how I love those Sony Ericsson phones. One of my friends had one during 1st year college which we always use to take photos โ™ฅ

      Now I miss my HTC Radar ๐Ÿ™
      Still at the service center. That’s my main camera now.

      Thank you! โ™ฅ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I tried capturing moon shots using my HTC Radar but still didn’t came out good. This one looks better pa in my perspective. I’m saving up for a dslr :3

  5. Ive taken night shot of Ayala triangle
    but mostly during the christmas lights show here..
    Its a challenge especially for me.
    I work at night so I can’t really go to Ayala Triangle at night on my leisure! This shot looks good! nice composition!

  6. For me, a right amount of photoshop can save a bad photo. So, why not try using it? hahaha. But I think, you captured a good photo. Medyo mababa lang res nung camera na ginamit mo. But sa composition, maganda. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Medyo tinatamad ako mag tinker OR dahil siguro nung HS kami tapos Photoshop inaaral namin dati, ndi ako talaga magaling mag edit/enhance :))

      Thank you โ™ฅ

  7. If you ask me, I’d rather take the shot again. And make sure your hands are steady to avoid camera shake. ^_^

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