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I got what was probably the most useful comment yet on my last shot.

You see, the internet knows all, or knows nothing. It is the sum total of current human knowledge which is, by definition, fallible.

When I started getting into this photography gig I looked up a few sites to figure out how to do it well, or even at all. Sometime, somewhere, I read that to get the most detail out of a shot you should have have the aperture set as small as possible, light permitting.

To be honest, it didn't seem reasonable that less light would always give better detail.

But Google said so, and Google knows all.

So I did.

All the time.

Leaving me shots I was never really happy with, but looked okay. Which after shelling out for a new DSLR was a bit gutting, to say the least.

This site, though, and comments like yesterday's have done a lot to help me figure it out. Use a larger aperture, adrianw said, and you'll still get a good depth of field, and won't lose sharpness.

Which makes sense - three years of physics at uni (I even passed a couple of units, I remember bits that filtered through the haze of uni parties and funny smelling smoke) taught about diffraction of light around small edges and holes or something.

So thanks to all out there who give helpful advice.

This shot I took from Southbank the other night. The purply (is that a word?) building to the left is the Treasury Casino. It looks great at night from the outside.

But it's not great for a night out. Don't go there, unless you really want to gamble. It's good for that, i guess.

The shot is pretty close to the one I took yesterday. Except it's dark.

But you probably noticed that.

Anyway, have a good Christmas, Hanukkah, Oshougatsu or whatever .

Just have a good time.

Cheers

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