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Jul 05, 2015, 05:15 PM
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Pops in the fog

This was the ducks guts for getting stereo with cheap electrets.

July 4 fireworks in San Francisco (3 min 44 sec)

Born again socialists packed earmuff to earmuff in a failed attempt to see red, white, & blue blobs in the fog. The music did what it could to try to keep them entertained in the darkness.

It was manely in the fog, but being as close as possible diminished the impact of the fog. Fools who were farther away saw nothing. The fog was blowing out the exposure, so exposed it at 1/30 F2.8 ISO 400 & got decent color without blowing out the fog. Still needed the 15mm with 1.6x cropping to get it all in.

Had the audio at the lowest setting, but could have doubled the gain. Suspect the human ear is clipping, while the microphone at the lowest gain is picking up the entire explosions while losing the ambient sounds, which makes a canny effect. A widely spaced electret pair did wonders for the stereo separation, but there was little bass to be had. A large diaphragm should be the next step.
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