Pictures taken at the Stone Zoo with their Christmas lights. (24 pictures)

On December 12th, 2005 I went to the Stone Zoo which had a program called zoolights of Christmas lights strung throughout the zoo.

In terms of technique, I put the camera on a tripod, and set it to Slow-sync, Rear-curtain flash, and dialed down the flash compensation down to usually -2 to emphasize the lights, but to have the flash fill in background details.

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Picture #1: Zoo lights
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.1, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/3 sec, 28.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 56.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:22:32
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #2: Zoo lights #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.1, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/3 sec, 28.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 56.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:26:10
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #3: Flamingos
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.4, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/8 sec, 45.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 90.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:27:53
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #4: Zoo lights #3
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/3 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:30:51
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #5: Wolf
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/3 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:31:59
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #6: Zoo lights #4
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/5 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:32:43
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #7: Flag, Santa
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/4 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:34:33
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #8: Santa
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/20 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:34:58
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #9: House
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/50 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:36:07
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #10: Holly lights
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.5, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/15 sec, 54.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 108.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:36:26
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #11: Zoo lights #5
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/2.8, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/25 sec, 17.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 34.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:39:56
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #12: Zoo lights #6
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.1, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/25 sec, 27.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 54.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:41:42
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #13: Santa #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/15 sec, 52.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 104.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:43:29
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #14: Santa without flash
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.5, ISO 200, 1/20 sec, 52.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 104.0mm
Extra equipment used: Tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:44:10
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #15: House without flash
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.5, ISO 200, 1/15 sec, 52.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 104.0mm
Extra equipment used: Tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:45:03
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #16: House #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/15 sec, 52.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 104.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:45:13
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #17: Zoo lights #7
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/5 sec, 28.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 56.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:46:20
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #18: Snowy penguins
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1 sec, 37.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 74.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:47:51
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #19: Mother goose house
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/8 sec, 17.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 34.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:48:44
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #20: Goldilocks house
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/15 sec, 17.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 34.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:49:05
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #21: Singing penguins
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/5 sec, 38.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 76.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:50:45
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #22: Reindeer
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/25 sec, 22.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 19:51:37
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #23: Train
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/4 sec, 54.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 108.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 20:03:04
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53
Picture #24: Snowmen
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2005, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-50 flash, 1/15 sec, 45.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 90.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-50 flash, tripod
Taken by Michael Meissner on December 10, 2005 20:05:21
Last modified on December 10, 2005 at 22:53

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