This image below is a 30 second exposure, and a tripod is a must. I also didn’t want any digital noise, so I set my ISO to 100.
This one is not so bad for ISO 20000, there’s some digital noise but I’m happy that I could see the duck. I shot this in Raw to get as much detail as possible. I actually shot all images in Raw tonight.
I finally have a chance to test out the zoom technique posted by Scott, and actually turned out a lot better than I had hoped. Since this is a long exposure of 1.3 seconds, a tripod is a must. I manually focused on Santa and the reign-deers, make sure it’s on manual focus and not auto focus. I pushed the button then start zooming, once it’s done this is the result. I think this looks so cool, this will make a good Christmas card.