Priests at Mazu Temple

This was taken at a recent celebration at Mazu Temple, Jhubei. These men were part of a group of about seven who participated in a small “side ceremony” as festivities and fireworks filled the rest of the area. My 35mm f/1.8 was pushing it, though I was able to get decent shots without blinding them with flash at ISO 1600.


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3 responses to “Priests at Mazu Temple

  1. Thanks for the information on the camera settings. It is difficult to get excellent shots at night. You have definitely done a nice job with the first picture. I rarely change lens from my 3.5 – 6.6, 18-200mm lens on my Canon 400D. As a result, I’ve pretty much resolved not to shoot in low light. Since I’m using the raw setting on the camera and can do some work in Photoshop to bring the photo out. It also helps when the type of artificial light changes so much. I’m finding the camera on my iPhone 4 to be good for general shooting and the video to be adequate. The Matsu Beigan festival video on my blog was shot with the iPhone. I also had my Canon with me but again some low light was a problem.

    Thanks for the nice photos, I’ll look forward to additional ones.

    • Thanks for the post – I just now noticed it, so I’m sorry in getting back to this late. For these, I personally need a lens lower than f/2 if possible. I use my 35mm f/1.8 most of the time. If I’m using the 70-300 4.5-5.6, it has to be supplemented with stage lights and shot in all manual.

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